For the first time ever, a robot walked a fashion runway today in Tokyo. Well it didn’t exactly walk, but sort of wobbled like someone waking from an anesthesia-induced stupor. Although this was a great feat in the robotics industry, don’t expect HRP-4C, the Cybernetic fashion model, to hit another catwalk anytime soon because her signature walk needs a lot of work. I’m not even sure Miss J. can help this one. “Our robot can’t move elegantly like the real models that are here today,” Shuji Kajita, director of humanoid robot engineering at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the company that developed HRP-4C. “It’ll take another 20 to 30 years of research to make that happen.” Our whole concept of a fashion show will probably change by then, so I think the robot industry will serve humanity better by developing a robot maid or mate. [Reuters] Keep reading »
The New York Times just cannot quit “Sex and the City.” It seems like the Sunday Style section is always in search of the next Carrie & Co., which resulted in this weekend’s profile of “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody and her three friends who dubbed themselves “The Fempire.” Cody, who won an Oscar for writing “Juno” and is currently the mind behind Showtime’s “United States Of Tara,” plans on dominating Hollywood alongside her best gal pals, Lorene Scafaria (who wrote “Nick & Norah’s Infinate Playlist”), Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”), and Liz Meriwether, also a screenwriter. Think of them as the estrogen packed version of Judd Apatow and his boys — and guess what? They’re gorgeous! Also! “We’ve all seen each other naked.”
Despite that admission, the quartet want to be taken seriously and make sure that everyone understands that their success and bank-ability has nothing to do with the fact that they’re all easy on the eyes. “I know a few beautiful women,” said Adam Siegel, a producer who is friends with the women. “But none of them write like Dana, Liz, Lorene or Diablo.”
Attributing the Fempire’s success to their talent not their looks is something we can get behind, but it kind of seems like the group uses the latter to their advantage as well. Keep reading »
Turns out our turd economy is good for one thing: stripping. Applications to jobs in the adult entertainment industry have risen like adolescent boy schlongs in the last year. Today’s flashdancer could be a sad hottie simply downsized from her job at an imploding international investment bank…
It’s better than an unemployment check. One night’s work at the gentleman’s club Sin City in NYC brings in an average of $1000. Dancers at Rick’s Caberet in Miami will fold up to 300,000 sweaty dollar bills into their g-strings this year. Recently, 200 women showed up for a job fair at the Foxy Lady in Providence, R.I. Keep reading »
March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.
JULIA CHILD (1912-2004)
Was there more to America’s first celebrity chef than what we read and saw? Most definitely. Julia Child had a past that most wouldn’t believe, and a number of accomplishments that chefs around the world would envy.
She was born Julia McWilliams on Aug. 15, 1912. After a childhood spent attending Katharine Branson School for Girls, Julia attended Smith College in Massachusetts. Instead of marrying and settling down, she volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to today’s CIA. While her title was research assistant, she was actually a spy during World War II. It was during this time that she met Paul Child, her future husband.
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The OctoMom, Nadya Suleman, has created a lot of drama, condom use, and diaper sales, but now she’s also inspired art! Daniel Edwards, best known for his sculptures of Britney Spears giving birth doggy style on a bear skin rug and Paris Hilton’s anointed autopsy with dog Tinkerbell pawing her body, has taken another pop culture icon, the OctoMom, and made her even more plastic. Pepto Bismol pink String Of Babies has Nadya Suleman wrapping her tentacles around eight baby heads and one giant phallic baby bottle. But we all know, she’s really got a hold on the media! [Hollywood Drag]
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BETTY FORD (1918- )
Former First Lady Betty Ford, born Betty Ann Bloomer in 1918, was a pioneering force for the causes of substance abuse rehabilitation and breast cancer awareness. Never before had a public figure, let alone a First Lady, allowed the people to know so much of her private life. Betty Ford stunned the nation with her public admission of her prescription drug and alcohol abuse. By allowing all to see that drug and alcohol abuse can affect anyone and, more importantly, that a person can recover from those addictions, Ford set an example. Her passion for helping others with the same struggles led her and her husband, President Gerald Ford, to establish the Betty Ford Clinic. Over the years, the Betty Ford Clinic has helped celebrities and ordinary people alike break free of substance abuse.
Not only did Betty Ford speak openly about her substance abuse, but also she revealed her struggle with breast cancer. Going public with her mastectomy raised national awareness for breast cancer. Her life is a living and lasting legacy of how our experiences can shape and make better the lives of countless others.
Betty Ford: Candor And Courage In The White House by John Robert Greene
The Times of My Life by Betty Ford
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We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week seven winners will receive a copy of CHEER! Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »