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The Dress Debate: What People Are Saying About Michelle Obama’s Election Night Outfit

Yesterday, you guys had a lot to say about the Narciso Rodriguez dress Michelle Obama wore on election night. And you weren’t the only ones. Everyone is voicing their views on whether the dress made a good statement, or a horrible, ill-fitting one. Currently, a People.com poll has 65 percent saying they hated Michelle’s fashion choice, and an Us Weekly poll found that 79.6 percent didn’t like her dress. Perhaps Michelle’s fashion choices will help Americans take more fashion risks over the next four years? Keep reading… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: A Strange Acne Treatment, Ed Westwick For K-Swiss, And The White House Move-In

  • Some women in Cambodia are supposedly using the lubricant from Number One Plus condoms to shrink their zits. We can only imagine how they discovered this was an effective treatment. [BellaSugar]
  • Soon, we will get to see even more of “Gossip Girl”‘s Chuck Bass, because Ed Westwick has signed a deal to be the new face, er…feet of K-Swiss shoes. [E Online]
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    Quickies!: Tears For Historic Presidential Election

  • Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart were teary-eyed as they announced Senator Barack Obama’s win over Senator John McCain in the presidential election. Colbert broke character! Amazing! [Indecision 2008]
  • According to a British survey, romance in a relationship lasts exactly two years, six months and 25 days. [Lemondrop]
  • Now that Proposition 8 has passed in California, could Ellen and Portia’s marriage be illegal? [Your Tango]
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    Will.i.am: First Black Man In Hologram

    Last night, an African-American man made television history! Sure, Barack has got our future in his very capable hands, but Will.i.am transported us straight into “Star Trek” territory! That’s right, the beat box behind the Black Eyed Peas, who also made the very viral “Yes We Can” video, was teleported into the CNN studio from Grant Park in Chicago. At a such a crucial time in our history, Anderson Cooper united nerds across this great land by saying, “Let’s see if we can beam him in.” Then, right there, before our very eyes, the first man ever in hologram, FOR REAL, on national television!

    Okay, so Will.i.am got it a little mixed up and said he felt like he was in “Star Wars.” But, Cooper quickly corrected him that, much like cell phones, it was in fact The Trek that was responsible for this kind of totally awesome technology! [FYI, "Star Wars" had pre-recorded hologram messages ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.") but could not beam people anywhere, though that sure would have come in handy.] Sigh, we love the Coop! Keep reading »

    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of November 5th 2008

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      Iron & Wine, Muse, Paramore, and Linkin’ Park have all contributed tracks. But tucked in at the end is Rob Pattinson’s own little breathless ditty, “Never Think.” You’re right, hottie Robbie, we should just DO it!
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    On The Ballot Update: Anti-Choice Measures Shot Down, Prostitution Still Illegal

    So, yesterday was a historic amazing day, with the first African-American winning the Presidency of the United States. It was also a bit of letdown, as it became clear that much of America still doesn’t like the idea of gay people getting married. But there was more good news! Three anti-choice measures failed! Amendment 48 in Colorado, which would have granted fertilized eggs fill rights, was rejected by 73% of voters; Measure 11 in South Dakota, which would have banned abortion save a very vague medical exception, was defeated; and Proposition 4 in California, which would have required parental notification, also didn’t pass.

    On another note, Proposition K, which would have decriminalized prostitution in San Francisco, lost by 16 percentage points. [WOW and Feministing] Keep reading »

    The President-Elect And The Future First Lady’s Relationship, From The Beginning

    Come January 20, the White House will have some new residents. The highly attractive Obamas look like the cutest, most well-balanced couple ever, but it wasn’t always that way. Even this seemingly perfect couple had some hard times. Below, a run-down of Barck and Michelle’s relationship. We hope their PDAs won’t stop now that he’s been elected. Keep reading »

    Sarah Palin’s Next Gig Should Be…

    Sarah Palin isn’t our Vice President-elect, but that doesn’t mean her next job can’t be just as exciting. After the jump, check out our 10 suggestions for how Palin can serve her country now. Keep reading »

    Book Club: Read Twilight With Us Before The Movie Hits Theaters

    When we first heard about the upcoming movie “Twilight,” we were interested mainly because Robert Pattinson stars in it, and he’s extremely good looking. We had never read any of the books or heard of author Stephenie Meyer. And then we started seeing trailers for the movie, and we were even more intrigued. Now, Amelia, Annika, and I have decided to read Twilight before we see the movie, which comes out Nov. 21, and we’re starting today. There are just two-and-a-half weeks before the movie hits theaters, and the book has 498 pages, but we think it can be done, and we want you to join us! For next Wednesday, we’re reading the first 12 chapters. Come visit The Frisky on Nov. 12 to discuss it, whether you’re reading it for the first time or the seventh. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Michelle Obama’s Election Day Dress, The Lob, And Target’s New Designer

  • The dress Michelle Obama wore last night was from Narciso Rodriguez’s Spring 2009 collection (see look #39). Personally, I think Michelle should have braved the cold and gone sans cardigan — it sort of ruined the dress’s lines — but she still looked lovely! [WSJ]
  • The eighth annual World Toilet Summit and Expo began yesterday in Macau. For three days, promoting clean toilets and improving hygiene standards in developing countries will be discussed. [LiveScience]
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