Women who are more highly educated have a healthier average weight than those who are less educated, a comparison of data from several countries revealed. BUT! this does not mean that smart women are skinnier. In countries where the majority of the population is obese, women with more education weigh less, and in countries where the majority of the population is underweight, highly educated women weigh more. I think the most reasonable explanation for this is that education costs money, and women who have enough money to pay for education also have enough money to pay for 1) food, or 2) a gym membership. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »
Getting Eliot Spitzer’s call girl, Ashley Dupre, on video was Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francisâ€™ first order of business after his release from jail. However, once GGW realized they already had plenty of footage of her that they got for free, they retracted the offer. It turns out that she appeared in videos for the franchise before she was a call girl — including one where sheâ€™s a teenager, topless, and drunk. Now sheâ€™s trying to sue GGW for $10 mil in damages, saying she was underage when they filmed her. Dupre is finding out the hard way, the number one rule is get the money first, then do the job. Though she may have been underage at the time, GGW does have footage of her consenting to being filmed and stating that she is 18, so who knows if her case will hold up in court. Either way, Francis is as big a dirt bag as ever, saying, “I think it’s ironic that she charged Governor Spitzer $2,000 for sex and she wants to charge me $10 million for taking some naked pictures of her…I feel like I’m getting a raw deal.” Gag. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Remember how there was all that drama over Lauren Conrad having a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend? And how she thought Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt spread “that sick little rumor”? Well Heidi and Spencer went on The Tyra Show and once again confirmed that there is a sex tape, but that they didn’t tell the press — that Lauren’s ex-boyfriend leaked it when he tried to sell the tape to a distributor. Oooh dang. I, for one, think there probably is a sex tape, but I think it’s far more likely that the evil duo spread the rumor. Because, I mean, they won’t shut up about it. Keep reading »
Muxtape is this new social networking site where you create a profile and can upload 12 songs like a mixtape. You can then add people to your list of favorites and listen to their playlists and they can listen to yours. We started a Frisky Muxtape page and have uploaded 12 songs with “love” in the title. For the next seven days you can go listen to them at your leisure! But here’s a challenge for you and a way of making this whole thing WAY more fun. Why don’t you create a profile for yourself, pick a theme, and upload 12 songs or your choosing? Then share your Muxtape page address here in the comments so that Frisky readers can check out your picks. Every other week, we’ll pick a new theme and upload new songs to our page (on off week’s we’re going to add our “Get Your Rocks Off” picks to our page) and you can do the same, if ya feel like it. It’ll be like one, big mixtape sharing party. [The Frisky Muxtape] Keep reading »
Soap operas love drama with a cheesy soundtrack, but unfortunately, thereâ€™s a small chorus of haters for As The World Turns. This season the show has broken ground with their two new characters, Luke and Noah, a committed gay couple. Okay, so theyâ€™ve kissed three times on screen and theyâ€™re already moving in together, but theyâ€™re so cuteâ€¦and so controversial. The American Family Association wants people to protest all Proctor & Gamble products (Tide, Crest, and Pampers are among them) because they say the company, which produces ATWT, “promotes the homosexual agenda”. To see where America really stands, P&G, who included the gay love story on the show in an effort to show diversity, has set up a hotline. If you want to see more of these two hunks kissing, you can call the number to support Luke & Noah. You donâ€™t have to give your name or any information, just a push of a button so they can keep pushing each otherâ€™s.
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We didn’t realize taking communion had so many rules! Rudy Giuliani got a major scolding from New York Cardinal Egan for taking the Eucharist during Mass when the Pope was in town. Egan said that he had “an understanding” with Giuliani that he would not ingest the communion wafer, which represents the body of Christ, because of his support of abortion rights. Egan said doing so was “a grave offense against the will of God.” Color us crazy, but we’re pretty sure plenty of practicing Catholics don’t agree with everything the Church stands for and still take communion — like all the ones having premarital sex! Is it just worse in God’s eyes for Giuliani to do it because he’s a prominent politician? [MSNBC] Keep reading »
Australia has always seemed like a cool place to me, and now, in the gay community, it’s going to be a little bit more awesome (but just a little). The government said today that it plans to remove discrimination against same-sex couples from 100 or so laws. Under the proposed changes, gay couples in long-term relationships will be treated the same as other couples, as far as taxation, welfare and employment entitlements, and other areas, Attorney General Robert McClelland said. However, there are no plans to allow same-sex marriages. Come on, mate, why not? [Bloomberg] Keep reading »
This week, Jon and I wanted to listen to Scarlett Johansson’s cover of Tom Waits’ “Falling Down.” He would make comments about ScarJo’s hotness. I would make comments about how she sounds like a man. It was going to be great. But Jon must download a lot of porn on his computer or something, because he couldn’t even get the video to load. Instead, we listened to Santogold, who we both adore.
Catherine: This is scary.
Jon: Some kind of Ichabod Crane look going here. She looks like a cult leader. Keep reading »
Last night’s American Idol was fun, and not because the final five all sang songs by the king of karaoke, Neil Diamond. No, last night was fun because it featured the return of crazy, confused Paula Abdul. I’ve missed her this season! Keep reading »