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To Eat Yoplait Yogurt Or Not, That Is The Question

Yesterday, we told you that sending in your Yoplait yogurt lids was an easy way to contribute to the fight against breast cancer — at the very least, those pink lids make you think about the disease every day when you eat your breakfast. However, we just want to make it clear that we don’t want you to start downing yogurt like it’s you’re job. Some organizations are against Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives campaign, saying that the company uses milk from cows treated with an artificial growth hormone, which increases their milk production. Breast cancer is a health concern associated with the hormone’s use, but right now there is no clearcut evidence. We think you can decide for yourselves if you want to eat Yoplait, but if you are going to do so, you might as well send in your lids. Keep reading »

“Bride Wars”: “Mean Girls” For Grown Women!

Do you ever feel old while watching movies like “Mean Girls” or shows like “Gossip Girl” and “90210″ because you’re completely out of the characters’ age range? Sometimes I do. I think to myself, “Why is this stuff so entertaining to me? I don’t have these issues anymore. Am I losing precious brain cells by watching fluff?” Well now we can enjoy bitchy entertainment without remembering our age, thanks to a little movie called “Bride Wars.” Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: Rachel Getting Married

I’m not gonna lie; part of why I wanted to see this movie is that it had my name in it. I didn’t read much, if anything about it, aside from seeing the poster, so I will tell you right off what I didn’t know until the film started: this is not really a chick flick, at least, in the sense of feel-good, “Sex and the City”-style romance. It’s dark and intense, and will make you cry…unless you have a heart of stone. But the humor here is highlighted by the otherwise intense drama (aka, a dramedy). It is a chick flick in that it centers around two sisters, whose bond is intense, combative, and holds lots of longtime hurt.

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VP Debate: 15 Random Things We Noticed About Sarah Palin

Last night’s Vice-Presidential debate was some good TV! The back-and-forths between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin were perhaps a little more restrained than we expected or hoped for, but they both definitely made an impression. Palin especially, who had a series of bad interview clips with Katie Couric making the rounds in the days leading up to the debate. While she was clearly rehearsed and prepared, there were some great Palin moments that stuck out as especially memorable for this fanatic. Those, after the jump… [CNN Debate Transcript]
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The Daily Squeeze: No Sex In Space Movie & Male Birds’ Singing

  • Virgin Galactic, the company planning on taking wealthy tourists to the edge of the atmosphere, has turned down a $1 million-offer for a sex-in-spacce movie. [Fox news]
  • The Indian Health Minister wants to legalize homosexuality, which is currently a crime with the punishment of life in prison, so that they can focus on fighting HIV/AIDS. [Medical News Today]
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    Quickies!: Angelina Jolie Could Win An Oscar For Changeling

  • Angelina Jolie hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since winning Best Supporting Actress for “Girl, Interrupted” in 2000, but her performance in “Changeling” might change all of that. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Lots of celebrities have said how scary they think Sarah Palin is, but only the ever-dramatic Diddy would turn it into the “Blair Witch Project.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Larry Flynt has produced an X-rated movie using an adult film actress who resembles Sarah Palin. [Daily News]
  • Rumor has it Kim Kardashian was eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” because producers suspected her of cheating. [Media Takeout]
  • Why does Brandy keep making albums when she hasn’t been entertaining since 1997? [Popbytes]
  • I’d be embarrassed to wear this even on a Paris runway. [Candy Kirby]
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    RIP: Rupert, The Adorable Teeny, Tiny Deer

    We wrote about adorable little Rupert in yesterday’s Quickies, but it seems the little runt died today. Staff members at the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham, England said they tried to keep him alive by giving him lamb’s milk, but he needed nutrients from his mom — plus, the little nugget was three weeks premature. I’m depressed. [Bucks Herald via DListed] Keep reading »

    Playboy Hits Wall Street Harder Than The Recession

    Playboy is looking for the lovely ladies of Wall Street! The mag has already hit up the hotties at the Olive Garden and Home Depot, but now they want women who aren’t even making minimum wage thanks to the economic crisis. While the market is down, Playboy thinks they can get financial analysts to take it all off! So, if you went to business school, now is you chance to really cash in, sorta. Photo editor Gary Cole claims the payola will be based on the number of applicants, but he doesn’t suspect he’ll have to offer more than 2G’s because, “The reason they [the models] do this is because they want the attention, the opportunity, the experience of doing it. It’s not really for the money.” Ha, we think they underestimate the shrewd negotiators they’re dealing with here. [Reuters UK]

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    Sex On TV: Dirty Sexy Money Is Back With A Bang

    Manhattan’s hottest and most scandal ridden family, “The Darlings”, came back into our lives last night with the season two premiere of “Dirty Sexy Money.” And if last night’s episode was any indication of the drama yet to come, we are surely in for a tantalizing ride.

    Opening the episode was family lawyer Nick George (and last week’s Daily Hotness) on his way to his not-such-a-surprise birthday party thrown by the Darlings. The song “Under Pressure” by Queen is playing in the background to signify that Nick is feeling some sort of heat. What else is new? About 10 minutes into his party, after several rounds of awkwardness, the NYPD shows up via helicopters and ground force. The episode now goes to 48 hours earlier. Keep reading »

    Debate This: Psychiatric Medications & Their Positive And Negative Effects

    Last week I wrote a blog post about the 10 Ways To Survive The First Week Of Heartbreak. Just to be clear, these tips referenced the things that helped me personally during that rough week and certainly should not be taken as gospel for every single person reading The Frisky. I mean, that would be kind of unfair to those of you who are not within driving distance of an amusement park that throws a Gay Night party every year! Jokes aside, I also did not intend to imply that “popping pills” was something everyone should run out and do. In the interest of full-disclosure, I’ve been on anti-d’s (as we call ‘em) for the last year and a half (for a variety of reasons, in conjunction with talk therapy), so I didn’t just start taking them because my lame-o fiance dumped me. That said, I do know that being on them helped me get through that first week (and continue to help me get through the second and third).

    The comments and emails we received that were concerned I was too flippantly recommending that the heartbroken should pop pills (truthfully, just a shout out to Jacqueline Susann!) made me think we should address the issue in depth. So, after the jump, two women in their 20′s who have taken psychiatric medication and can report on their positive and negative experiences. Keep reading »

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