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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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    Quickies!

  • Fans of The Dark Knight, which made an estimated $155.3 million in its opening weekend, are just as insane as the Joker. [Candy Kirby]
  • Writer Erin Mantz steps into the world of a suburban swingers club, to do research, of course. [Tango]
  • Sure, spreading office gossip may feel therapeutic at first, but the guilt can get to you later. [Dear Sugar]
  • According to Planned Parenthood, a new proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services could redefine hormonal birth control methods like the Pill as forms of abortion. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Save the planet one sex toy or lubricant at a time. [Daily Bedpost]
  • When do you reveal a deep, dark secret to a new significant other? [Boinkology]
  • Everyone hates Jessica Simpson the country singer. [Holy Taco]
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    The L Word: The Show Must Go On (The Web)

    The L Word has one hot television season left, tear. But it looks like there’s hope for at least one lucky lady! At the Television Critics Association press tour, Showtime’s Entertainment President, Robert Greenblatt promised that there’s a spin off in the works. Hip, hip, hooray! The best part is, you won’t have to rely on your pricey cable provider for some sweet lesbo lovin’, as these are actually webisodes that will be available on the internet. Plus, Greenblatt also promised that The L Word will continue on the web “to a large extent”, and whatever that mumbojumbo means, it’s great news for fans. After all, how could they abandon us when gay marriage is going legal, teen queen Lindsay Lohan just switched teams, and the #1 song on the Billboard Charts is Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl (And I Liked It)”?! The sixth season of the groundbreaking show goes into production this fall for its 2009 slot and the spin-off will be taped simultaneously. L Word creator Ilene Chaiken is currently working on casting, so until she’s got her ladies lined up, she’s keeping quiet about the new program’s deets. We hope they give the show to sexy hairstylist Shane or even quirky blogger, Alice. But really, like all our favorite things, we’ll take it where we can get it. [After Ellen]
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    How To: Get A Divorce When Your Wife Doesn’t Want One

    If you desperately want a divorce but your significant other does not, the only logical thing to do is hire an impersonator. Clearly. A man in India brought a woman who pretended to be his wife to court, and the two said they sought a mutual divorce and were granted one immediately. Unfortunately for him, the man’s real wife found out about it, and the original divorce was suspended. Now he’s in trouble with the law and also been charged with cheating. Lying never gets you anywhere. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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