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Girl Who Woke Up With 56 Star Tattoos On Her Face Is A Liar

Remember that girl from last week who claimed she’d asked for three small stars tattoos on her face and woke up to find 56? Well, she’s a liar, liar, pants on fire! The real story is that Kimberly, 18, asked for all 56 tattoos and was awake for the whole procedure. But her dad was furious when he saw the tattoos, so she freaked out and blamed the tattoo artist. Way to ruin a reputation, missy! Thankfully the poor artist behind this mess, Rouslan Tourmaniantz (who has an excessively tattooed and pierced face himself), is off the hook. But can you imagine the week he just went through? His mug was plastered all over the internet, including here at The Frisky. And even though he was in the right all along, this good samaritan agreed to pay for half of the laser surgery to remove the tattoos from Kimberly’s face because he didn’t want an unsatisfied client! No worries now, though—he won’t be paying for any damages. Keep reading »

One Woman’s Fallopian Tube Trash Is Another’s Stem Cell Treasure

A study by the research team from the Human Genome Centre at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, found that discarded human fallopian tubes obtained from hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures that met various other requirements could be the source of stem cells. “In addition to providing an additional potential source for regenerative medicine, these findings might contribute to reproductive science as a whole,” said researcher Tatiana Jazedje. “The use of human tissue fragments that are usually discarded in surgical procedures does not pose ethical problems.” This takes recycling to a whole ‘nother level. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »

Who Wants To Go To Makeover Camp?

Here is a vom-tastic way to spend a summer for you: Makeover Camp. After watching a 13-year-old girl make a very ladylike impression on guests at a reception she attended in Paris, concert pianist Wonny Song decided to start this camp, which is like finishing school condensed into two weeks. That’s right, you can send your little loved one—any between the ages of 10 and 14—to a camp where “they will learn to improve their posture, voice, table manners, conversation skills, wardrobe choices, makeup application, hostessing skills and music appreciation.”
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Liveblogging “The Bachelorette” For June 22nd 2009

Ten minutes until our next epically long episode begins! Will only one worthless bachelor be eliminated or will Jillian realize most of these guys are trolls? Most importantly, will Wes FINALLY go home? Keep reading »

Quickies!: Ryan O’Neal Is Set To Wed Dying Farrah Fawcett

  • Despite her life-threatening struggle with anal cancer, Farrah Fawcett has agreed to marry longtime love Ryan O’Neal. O’Neal says that during her brave battle with cancer, he has only fallen more deeply in love with Fawcett. [Pop Eater] – Aww.
  • Kate and Jon Gosselin have filed divorce papers in a Bucks County Courthouse in Reading, PA. [People] — We guessed wrong!
  • Chris Brown has plea bargained his way out of jail time. He entered a plea of guilty today and was given five years probation 180 days of community labor. [PopEater] — So was justice served?

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The Trickiest Tricks To Craft Reality For “Reality” TV

Last Thursday, Lauren Conrad appeared on “The View” and single-handedly ruined what might be the best reality TV show ever. Just kidding! But she did admit that Spencer Pratt’s apology phone call to her was entirely faked—she wasn’t on the other end of that phone call at all and her reactions were spliced together from a different conversation. It’s probably not news to anyone that “The Hills” is scripted, but basing an entire plot line on something that never happened? That’s a bit more intense. This got us wondering—how do people make riveting “reality” TV moments when reality is being so boringly uncooperative? All the secrets, after the jump. Keep reading »

A Revolutionary In Stilettos: Cosmo’s Helen Gurley Brown Was A Feminist And A Fashionista

RIP: Helen Gurley Brown
Cosmopolitan's founding editor has passed away at age 90. Read More »

Lipstick and leopard print aren’t feminists’ usual weapons of choice, but the founding editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan always thought differently.

As the original “fun, fearless female,” Helen Gurley Brown lived a topsy-turvy life as a pioneer for women in media—and in the bedroom. A recent biography of Brown, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, by Jennifer Scanlon, argued that Brown is reason that the unmarried, financially stable single woman as we know her exists!

And now Lorraine Candy, former editor of British Cosmo has weighed in to dish about her career alongside don’t-tell-me-what-to-do firebrand. Keep reading »

Lip Venom And Other “New Moon” Product Tie-Ins We Hope They Make

The second movie in the Twilight Saga, “New Moon,” will be released Nov. 20, and it’s supposed to be bigger and better than “Twilight.” Since the first movie was such a huge success, companies are already coming up with product tie-ins related to Edward, Bella, and friends. DuWop, the makeup brand behind Lip Venom, will supposedly release a special Twilight branded line of makeup. But we think there are plenty of other products that could fly off shelves with the “Twilight” logo on their packages. Keep reading »

Sarkozy Says Burqas Aren’t Welcome In France

President Nicholas Sarkozy stood before the French Parliament today and proposed a ban on burqas, garments that completely cover a woman and mask her face, in France. According to The New York Times, he stated: “We cannot accept in our country women imprisoned behind bars, cut off from social life, deprived of identity. That is not our idea of maintaining the dignity of women.” Keep reading »

Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” Is Going To be Amazing

Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors. I know “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by heart and left the theater with goosebumps after seeing his twisted remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Not to mention that I admire his constantly casting Johnny Depp! Which is why I could not contain my excitement upon seeing the new promotional photos for Burton’s upcoming rendition of “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s just like Burton to take a children’s fairytale and warp it, and by the looks of these pictures, we’re in for one dark fall down the rabbit hole. In this creepily surrealist version, Alice lands back in Wonderland 10 years after her first visit, but she has absolutely no recollection of being there the first time around. Oh, and did I mention that this movie will be shown in 3-D and that you can explore the CGI scenery thanks to this cool USA Today gadget?

Sadly, the movie won’t be out until March 5 of 2010. So to tide you over, here are our favorite of the publicity images. Keep reading »

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