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Sweet Release: What’s In and Out The Week Of June 17th 2008

  • “I kissed a girl, and I liked it.” Meet Katy Perry. That line is the chorus to her new single. You might know her from her hit “UR So Gay”. Okay, so the girl’s gotta gimmick. But her style has us practically tourets-ing “fierce” from her pink-ruffled onesie to her high-waisted hot shorts — we gotta girl crush just she does. Ah, yes, her new album One Of The Boys is total girlie guilty pleasure! So roll up your car windows and turn up the sweet summer jams.
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    Female Ensemble Movies: The Frisky’s Top Five

    You might think the trailer for the movie The Women makes the movie look lame, and it very well could be, but did you know the movie is a remake of a 1939 classic starring Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Marjorie Main, Butterfly McQueen, Hedda Hopper, and more? Well, both movies are part of the “female ensemble movie” genre, according to a Variety article, and this differs from the “woman’s film” or “chick flick” genre in that there are more than three female leads. See, there are girl movies, and then there are movies with lots of girls in them. For some reason, there aren’t all that many of these movies, Variety says, but we have plenty of favorite female ensemble movies on our list. Keep reading for our top five. Keep reading »

    Poll: Election 2008, How Do You Vote?

    Last night I was watching Hardball and Chris Matthews asked one of his guests, radio host Heidi Harris, why most women vote Democratic. She said, “Sadly, a lot of women are very emotional, and they tend to think with their hearts and not with their minds about some of these issues. They tend to feel more of these kind of things than think it through.” This annoyed me, on a number of levels, because A) I don’t think it’s true that women, in general, vote with their hearts not their heads, B) I don’t see what the problem is with voting with your heart, in theory, and C) can’t you vote with both? Like, the head follows the heart or another such phrase? Anyway, then Harris launched into a whole rant about how women don’t really care about issues like abortion rights because the young women can’t remember a time without Roe V. Wade, and older women are too dried up to get pregs anyways. It was way insulting. But it got me thinking about the election and how you vote. Keep reading »

    Nearly Naked Soccer: Are Shoes Allowed?

    While professional soccer players are battling it out in the Euro 2008 competition, a chat room website decided to go and make a more appealing version of the competition in which topless women from various countries played against each other. Actually they were more than topless. In fact they were only wearing thongs. On Sunday, the Austrian team beat Germany 10-5, and spectators enjoyed every minute of play. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Astronomers Find A Trio Of Super-Earths

    Despite all the Star Trek I watched as a kid, it didn’t teach me much about space or science because I almost failed astronomy in college and didn’t graduate. That said, I think the idea of the universe being filled with all these other planets and stars and what have you is insanely fascinating. And now there’s more to be psyched about! Astronomers in Europe have found a trio of “Super-Earths” surrounding a star 42-light years away, the smallest of which is four times larger than our planet. Sadly, they are too hot to support life. This is disappointing to me because one thing Star Trek did teach me is that life on other planets, in other solar systems, is not so hard to believe and generally pretty awesome. [CNN] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Paris Hilton’s Puppies, Italian Woman In Captivity, & An Iron Kidnapping

  • Justice for puppies everywhere! Paris Hilton was stopped from buying a puppy by the staff at a pet store because it seemed too much like an impulse buy. The star is known for having a “menagerie of neglected animals.” [NY Post]
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    Sex On TV: Secret Diary Of A Call Girl Wets Our Appetite

    I have a new favorite show, well, for now. Secret Diary Of A Call Girl debuted last night and I love it. A British import based on the blog by call girl Belle Du Jour. Billie Piper plays Belle (real name: Hannah), a call girl who loves sex, loves money, and loves having sex for money. Does the show glamorize prostitution? At first glance, i.e. the first episode, sure. But Belle is a high-class call girl — as she reminds us in the clip above — and isn’t exactly trolling the streets having sex to feed her drug habit. I’ve read that the show will start to reveal that Belle has a hard time keeping her professional life and her personal life as Hannah separate, but in the meantime, I found the show hilarious, sexy (oh goodness, there is much nakedness), and smart — and Billie Piper has some serious acting chops. Check out the clip above and if you like what you see, head on over to Showtime and watch the first two episodes for free. [Showtime: Secret Diary Of A Call Girl] Keep reading »

    Monday Quickies!

  • It’s official. We’re in love with Current’s Sarah Haskins. [Current]
  • Thank you for reading The Frisky. After all, you could be reading this posh lady’s blog about her May/December romance with husband, Chappy! [NY Times]
  • Tell your dirty, naughty stories to MTV’s new sex blog, Stand By What You Say, which benefits AIDS/HIV charity Staying-Alive.org. [StandByWhatYouSay.com]
  • A woman has five dead husbands…and she’s finally being investigated. [CNN]
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    Study Shows Link Between Brain And Sexuality

    Gay men and straight women share some characteristics in the area of the brain responsible for emotion, mood, and anxiety, researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute wrote in a study, and heterosexual men and homosexual women’s brain scans were not symmetric, with the right hemisphere slightly larger than the left. Following this study, which suggests that nature has a role in sexuality, researchers are wondering whether doctors will be able to look at the brains of newborn babies and predict their future sexual preference. Further investigation is needed, but this could make coming out to parents a whole lot easier. Child: I’m gay! Parent: We’ve known since you were a newborn! [Reuters] Keep reading »

    R. Kelly Gets Off 14 Times

    You don’t have to throw out your Space Jam soundtrack! After six years, two stalled trials due to medical emergencies, and an impossible hunt for jurors who have never watched MTV, R. Kelly was amazingly acquitted of 14 counts of child pornography. The Chicago courtroom hummed with the rhythm of Robert Kelly’s Church-like chants of “Thank you, Jesus!” as he was declared innocent of raping his goddaughter. The singer/songwriter, who has beat more than just a bad rap, hugged his four lawyers. The defense dream team found a big hole in the prosecution’s case: no mole. R. Kelly has one that’s about a square inch on his back. In the sex tape, no mole appeared to be visible. R&B’s R. Kelly is free — his only crime? Creating Trapped in A Closet. But alas Hip Hoperas aren’t punishable by law, or Beyoncé would have already been in the clink for Carmen. [CNN] Keep reading »

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