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Quickies!: Lady Bunny’s PETA Billboard, Summer Reading, & Boozing

  • Drag queen Lady Bunny unveiled a huge anti-KFC PETA billboard in NYC’s Soho neighborhood, in which she is holding one of the Colonel’s famous buckets with a dead chicken hanging out of it. So hungry. [Popbytes]
  • A French study has found that loud music encourages young men to drink more and at a faster rate. WHAT?! [Asylum]
  • Finding a mate is easy for men, but women tend to have a list of unachievable characteristics. I’m sorry, but what about “Brad Pitt twin” is so difficult? [College Candy]
  • Summer reading can be extremely relaxing on a sunny day. Here are some great chick lit reads to add to the lists we posted last month. [College Candy]
  • Alcohol consumption among young people under 21 is the leading drug problem in the U.S., yet parents seem to be in denial. [Shine.yahoo]
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    Tattoo Regret: The Stink Over Ink

    While women like the cool Kat Von D of LA Ink are responsible for the rise in tattoos, ladies are still feeling the backlash from going under the needle. A 2006 survey conducted by Texas Tech found that while 25% of people ages 18-30 have a tattoo, 40% of women with works of art feel social pressure to get them removed. Compared to 5% of men who claim they’ve been teased, it seems like the new glass ceiling is a bit more skintimate. Now, we can understand if a lady regrets an eBay auction where she sold a casino the right to tattoo their URL on her forehead, but overall, it’s disheartening that we can’t get our lower back tattooed without it being called a tramp stamp. Let’s unite and take back the lower back tat for classy women! You know if Paris Hilton doesn’t want a trendy tat, especially one inherently nicknamed for sluts, then they must only be for the supremely lady-like! [LA Times via Fark]
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    CBS & Janet Jackson Win Fight For Their Right To Flash

    Justin Timberlake could have Janet Jackson naked by the end of his song. In a surprising landmark judicial decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals stopped the FCC from fining CBS over half a mil for the infamous 2004 halftime split second strip show…er, wardrobe malfunction. The Court ruled in favor of JT, Janet, and the station for a couple reasons. At the time, the FCC laws weren’t explicit enough to be enforced for the accident, so it became a case of puritanical opinion versus freedom of speech. Also, since it was a live show, there was no way for any CBS employee to prevent Janet’s jug from airing, therefore, there was no network negligence. Nevertheless, Nipplegate was the shot heard ’round the world and the FCC immediately freaked out and created tighter restrictions and higher indecency. The boobie bonanza is over! [Guide Live]

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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of July 22nd 2008


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    • Miley Cyrus Breakout
      Miley Cyrus has come out with her second solo record Break Out. Produced by Matthew Wilder, the man behind No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom, Cyrus has officially shed her Hannah Montana alter ego and is standing on her own as an angsty teenager. The Frisky’s Amelia promises that you will love her sans the Disney-style smile. [Yay! Yay! Yay! -- Editor]
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    Twins Give Birth To Siblings, Not Cousins

    Some stories are truly stranger than fiction. Darla and Mark Pritchard tried to have a baby for five years, but nothing was working, even after two in-vitro fertilization attempts. Then, Darla’s twin sister, Dana Johnson, offered to be a surrogate, and it seems that both Darla and Dana had Darla eggs (fertilized by Mark) implanted, and both became pregnant. Darla gave birth to twins, and six weeks later, Dana gave birth to a girl. Even though they came out of different women and don’t all have the same birth date, the three children are considered triplets. Even Darla and Dana seem a little confused when they try to talk about the ordeal in the above video. [CBS News] Keep reading »

    Lesbians Are Free To Call Themselves Just That

    Remember how residents of the Aegean island of Lesbos were trying to get a court to ban the use of the word “lesbian” in reference to gay women? Well, the courts dismissed their request. A court in Athens, Greece said the word did not define the identity of the residents, so it could be used by gay groups, both in Greece and abroad. Maybe they should start calling themselves the Lesbosians, unless that’s too many syllables for people to handle. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    The Hills Season Four Preview: All About Boyz

    The thing is, with the gossip magazines and bloggers reporting every little thing that goes down in the interim, are we even going to be surprised by the fake melodrama? We already know Heidi and Spencer are back together; we know Lauren and Audrina continue to fight; we know Lauren dates a couple dudes not named Stephen or Brody. I mean, they better have some stuff they’ve kept hidden, or this could be a boring season. Sigh. Whatever, still excited. Keep reading »

    Wired Magazine: The Difference Between, Um, Us & Covergirl Julia Allison

    Hey, do any of you guys read Wired? Do you recognize the cover girl to the left, from Wired‘s August issue? The chick with the Ashley Dupre-esque shoes? If not, here’s the bare essentials: Her name is Julia Allison. She blogs on her own site, XOJulia.com; she’s also a dating columnist with Time Out New York, and, up until recently, was the talking head for Star on various news and entertainment shows. She’s been called “the modern day Carrie Bradshaw” by the New York Times. She recently left Star to pursue her own web venture, NonSociety.com, a site which basically just puts her personal blog (if you go to xojulia.com you’ll be redirected to nonsociety.com) alongside the personal blogs of her partners-in-crime, Mary Rambin (sister to soap star Levin Rambin) a handbag designer and spin instructor, and Meghan Asha, a self-proclaimed tech blogger whose dad is, like, a big deal in Silicon Valley. Rambin blogs about style and nutrition (her knowledge of both is up for debate, but she does wear Chanel flats and gets colonics), while Asha blogs about technology (or at least her perspective on technology — i.e. I am not so sure Bill Gates would consider her a tech blogger). Julia, on the other hand, blogs solely about herself. Which is why she is on the cover of Wired when there are many, many, many, many bloggers out on the interweb worthy of that honor. Because Julia, you see, is a brand. And branding oneself via internet oversharing is the new branding yourself via panty-less table dancing (a la Paris Hilton). Julia, and the validation she has received from Wired, has got us thinking about the whole notion of blogging, its importance in the general tech-o-sphere, and where The Frisky fits in. Read on… Keep reading »

    Talk About The Weather, Make Friends

    In England, a welcome packet for Polish migrant workers advises them that a good way to start a conversation is to make a comment about the weather. One BBC writer tried out this bit of wisdom and found that in ten attempts at starting a conversation, only one person refused to answer his climate comment. Yes, weather is a good way to start off a conversation, because it’s universal and no one can really be offended when you say, “My, it’s awfully humid out,” now can they? But really, this piece of advice can be extended a bit further. I tend to start random conversations with strangers just by mumbling some observation half to myself, and some people think I’m talking to them and respond, while others just look at me like I’m a crazy person talking to her invisible friend. [BBC] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Miley Cyrus Nude, Christian Syriano For Eloise, And Mirrors

  • Miley Cyrus, whose album Breakout is released today, supposedly wants the lead role in the film version of Allison Burnett’s novel Undiscovered Girl, which would almost certainly involve nudity. That Vanity Fair photo shoot might have been a good thing, after all! [MSNBC]
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