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Quickies!: Ashlee Simpson And Pete Wentz Made Another Baby?

  • Ashlee Simpson is reportedly pregnant with baby numero dos. [Dlisted] — Well, that’s one way to keep her and Pete Wentz together for a while longer.
  • Eminem said staying in touch with friend Elton John helped during the days after his rehab stint. [Perez Hilton] — You know, I still don’t get what Eminem brings to this friendship.
  • Police were called to Paris Hilton’s house for the second time this week because neighbors heard her yelling at Doug Reinhardt. And guess what she was yelling about? [TMZ]
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    The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For May 16-17th 2009

    Saturday

  • “E! News Weekend” on E! at 9 am
  • “Millionaire Matchmaker” on Bravo starting at 10 am
  • “What Happens In Vegas” on HBOSGe at 11 am
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    Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of May 15th 2009

    We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! 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 awesome chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week, five winners will receive BabyCakes Cookbook. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

    First Dog Bo Beanie Baby Selling Out

    After the election, toy company Ty started selling dolls named for first daughters Sasha and Malia. Then they got in trouble because Michelle Obama didn’t want her kids used for profit. Now, we wonder how she’ll feel about Ty using the family dog, Bo. The company introduced a black and white beanie baby dog named Bo two days after the real Bo arrived at the White House. They’re selling out at stores around the country, and a portion of the profits goes to local animal shelters. Some eBay sellers are asking as much as $139.95 for the toy Bo. We suggest you buy a real shelter dog with the money instead. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

    Bravo’s “NYC Prep” A Lot More Boring Than “Gossip Girl”

    Bravo decided to combine “Gossip Girl” and “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and the result is “NYC Prep.” On this reality show, which premieres June 23, cameras will follow five wealthy teens as they navigate Manhattan’s social scene, shop, apply for college, and work on charity events. They lead lives unfamiliar to most New York kids — or adults, for that matter — despite Bravo’s claims to the contrary. What will be familiar to you are the I’m-not-in-the-cool-crowd feeling you had in high school because your parents didn’t consider how their features would mesh into one face and didn’t see fit to replace your silver spoon with a Black AmEx. “Gossip Girl” is fun because it’s fiction, and the characters, although teens, deal with adult issues. I don’t think “Gossip Girl” would have been a success if we had to watch Jenny Humphrey sketching and sewing her designs or Blair Waldorf filling out her Yale application. “The Real Housewives” is entertaining because it provides all the fun of gossiping without the guilt. “NYC Prep” will have to bridge the gap between making teen life entertaining to adults and ensuring the kids don’t become too adult-like in order for this show to be successful. And Bravo has to get these kids to stop ending every statement with an inflec-tion? Keep reading »

    What Will Farrah Fawcett’s Obit Picture Be?

    As you’ve probably read, Farrah Fawcett has terminal cancer and isn’t doing well. While Fawcett and those around her are praying for a miracle, it’s likely she’ll pass away soon. But what photo of her will they use for her obituary: something glamorous or less so? The one of her posing in a red swimsuit is her most famous, but it doesn’t exactly seem appropriate.

    According to a study of obituaries in the Plain Dealer, the number of “age-inaccurate” photos accompanying obituaries has more than doubled since the late 1960s. In 1967, about 17 percent of obituary photographs in the paper showed the deceased at least 15 years younger than they were when they died. In 1997, it was 36 percent. Keith Anderson, an assistant professor of social work at Ohio State University said the results reflect society’s views on aging and appearance: “Our findings suggest that we were less accepting of aging in the 1990s than we were back in the ’60s.”

    Yep, we’re all afraid of getting old. When someone dies, you don’t want to think of them at their worst. Instead, you want to remember the good old days. It’s likely that this is even more true of Hollywood stars, especially those who are most well-known for work they did earlier in their lives. [LiveScience] Keep reading »

    Dell’s Della: A Computer For Women

    Dell recently unveiled the Della, a small, lightweight laptop made for chicks. Basically, it’s the same as any other laptop, except the Della comes in a variety of pastel colors and styles and has a bunch of cutesy accessories to go with it. Like, oh mi gawd! Why do companies market products to women by emphasizing style and trendiness rather than something substantial—like, say, function? The deets on the new Dell after the jump … Keep reading »

    Food For Thought: New Food Reality Show Wants To Shame Americans

    “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and British chef Jamie Oliver have announced they’re teaming up for a big challenge. In their upcoming reality show that’s expected to hit the airwaves next year, the dynamic duo plans to battle obesity in the U.S. Oliver is going to hit the “fattest cities” in an attempt to salvage their diets. Clearly, they’ve got a superhero complex, but aren’t they going to give the rest of us a real complex?

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    Pfizer To Give Out Free Viagra To The Unemployed

    In this economy, a lot of people are suffering, but at least one corporate giant doesn’t think our sex lives should. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced it will give “free prescription drugs — including its anti-impotence drug, Viagra — to people who no longer have jobs and health insurance.” Pfizer is offering about 70 other prescription drugs, which will all be available for free for up to a year to anyone who has been laid off since January 1st. But sorry, guys — to qualify, you need to have already been taking the drugs before you lost your job. [via NYDailyNews] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: The Feds Try To Take A Tot’s Illicit Drugs

  • The Food and Drug Administration is demanding Cheerios change its advertising that says the cereal will reduce cholesterol by 4 percent or risk being removed from market shelves. [Dumb As A Blog] — Way to get in bed with the drug industry, FDA!
  • Tahlia Brookins, 18, from the most recent cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” is pregnant. “I was told multiple times over and over that I couldn’t get pregnant … My initial reaction to my pregnancy was shock,” she said. [PopEater] — Good thing she was eliminated.
  • Judge Wade McCree in Detroit has a rather novel idea for sentencing fathers who don’t pay their child support. He makes them watch “Maury Povich” at least once a month instead of going to jail. “Some of these men in my court watch the show and see how ridiculous some of the deadbeats look, and then they realize it’s them,” he explained. [Perez Hilton]
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