We’re Not In Love [From Left]: Kelli and Daniel’s Hussy Loves Dolce & Gabbana Ensemble; Blayne and Leanne’s I Heart Old Navy Look; Terri and Suede’s Boring Boho-Chic Outfit.
Last night on Project Runway the designers had to create a work outfit that could transition to night for Brooke Shields’s character on Lipstick Jungle. Besides receiving immunity for the next challenge, the winning designer would also have the ultimate prize of Shields wearing the outfit during season two of Lipstick Jungle. They had 30 minutes to sketch and then Shields picked six designers from the remaining 12 to head up a team of two. Keep reading »
Back in June, we began asking you for your nominees for the hottest people, places, and things of 2008. You had a lot of suggestions, but in the end we could only pick four finalists for every category. When it came time to vote, you had every woman’s dream at your fingertips. Christian Bale or Ryan Gosling? Scarlett Johansson or Santogold? “Atonement” or “Californication”? We know it was hard, but you exercised your right to vote for the hottest in droves. After the jump, check out who won the Frisky’s First Annual Hotness Awards. Then speak your minds in the comments! Keep reading »
Jackass was a cultural coup that destroyed the boundaries of what you could and couldn’t do on television. Guys like Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and Ryan Dunn’s self-destructive irreverence created stunts that seemed to sum up the frustration of suburban teens. They were a band of effed-up friends who challenged each other to a gross out contest. The more parents and politicians huffed about their behavior, the more culturally validated the hipster antics became. They were relatable, extreme clowns — just boys being boys. But is it possible for girls to just be girls? Almost a decade after the groundbreaking show started, women are trying to pull off the same stunt on Rad Girls. Keep reading »
I have an aversion to the phrases “feminine products” and “feminine hygiene,” probably because they bring to mind cheesy commercials about having “better periods” and boxes covered in pink flowers. I’m not against the actual use of feminine products, because, well, some are sort of essential every month. However, feminine products encompass more than just pads and tampons. I just took a survey of a few friends and learned that many of them carry “feminine wipes” (an equally icky phrase) in their bags. Some do this because they don’t know who’s going to be down in their feminine area after a night out, and others because they don’t want to offend their waxer when they have an appointment late in the day. Even if they are useful, can we please come up with a cuter name for the things? Keep reading for the names of the nine products pictured about, which include “Fresh Wipes” and “On-the-Go Wipettes.” Wipettes? Really? They’re just that cute and little? Keep reading »
Last year, Dr. Shirolyn Ruth Moffett delivered a baby by Cesarean to a woman in Berryville, Arkansas. I know you’re probably thinking, “Big whoop!” But the shocker is that Dr. Moffett decided to perform a tubal ligation at the same time without the woman’s permission. Dr. Moffett claims she feared the woman’s uterus would burst if she became pregnant again. Not only did the doctor not have authorization, but she didn’t tell the woman after the procedure and made no notation in the woman’s medical chart. Officials at St. John’s hospital, where the procedure took place, stopped Dr. Moffett from seeing any patients after they became aware of the situation. But regulators at the Arkansas State Medical Board feel a reprimand is more appropriate for the offense and voted last week to allow Dr. Moffett to keep her medical license. “I know now that [it] was a mistake,” she told the Medical Board. “I had not made this kind of error my whole medical career. I was appalled.” Officials at St. John’s issued a release expressing surprise at the Medical Board’s decision. And I have to say I’m equally as appalled. I would think performing a tubal ligation without permission would be enough cause for revoking a medical license, but the fact that Dr. Moffett tried to keep it a secret makes the situation that much worst. [Parent Dish]
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The woman recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest woman died yesterday at age 53. Sandy Allen, who was 7 feet 7 inches, had grown to more than six feet by age 10, and she passed the seven-foot mark by 16. Her speedy growth was caused by a tumor on her pituitary gland, which she had removed in 1977. Earlier in her life, Sandy was uncomfortable with her height, but being recognized by Guinness in 1974 helped her accept and even laugh at her size. She spoke to school groups about how about different is okay and wore shirts that said “The weather up here is fine.” [AP via CBS News] Keep reading »
Each season of America’s Next Top Model has a sob story or a gimmick, a model that is just so different from the competition, that host Tyra Banks has decided to take under her wing and mold into the perfect supermodel. Usually this gives Tyra a platform to “save” someone and then applaud herself for being so courageous — at first, this “different” model was just, say, overweight (only last season did a big girl actually stick around long enough to win), or from the streets. But as the seasons went on, Tyra and crew had to find someone with a more dramatic story — a refugee from Africa, a woman with Asperger’s Disorder, a woman who had been raped and molested, and a woman who had experienced domestic violence. Last season, I thought Tyra peaked with the sadness by casting an African woman who had experienced genital mutilation. Though she was gorgeous and certainly a worthy competitor, it did seem like another cheap ploy for Tyra, again, to toot her own groundbreaking horn.
Well, this season the gimmick isn’t sad, but it sure is daring. One of the models on the new season, which premieres September 3, is a transgender woman (who was born a man) named Isis, 22, from Maryland. Sure, in the past many of the models who have appeared on Top Model have looked like drag queens (love you Dominique!), but this is a pretty fantastic step for a popular reality show on a major network to take. While transgender characters have appeared on TV shows like Nip/Tuck, The L Word, Ugly Betty, and even the soap opera All My Children, but never on an American reality show. So here’s a pat on the back Tyra, from The Frisky. Give that hand a rest! [Us Weekly] Keep reading »