Many black women are quick to point out that there are no good single black men out here. It turns out, they might actually be right, which also may explain why more black women remain unmarried than white women. Forty-two-percent of black women have never been married, compared to 21% of white woman, according to national statistics. That’s double, chicks! Within the last two generations, marriage rates for African-Americans have dropped significantly. Between 1970 and 2001, the black marriage rate dropped by 34 percent, compared to 17 percent in the general population. African-American women are also the least likely group to get married in the United States. That’s pretty sad. And if they wed an African-American man, those couples have the highest divorce rate in the United States. So what the hell is going on?
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The 13-year-old boy, Alfie Patten, who fathered a baby girl, may not be the baby’s father after all. Rumors are flying all over London that his baby mama, 15-year-old Chantelle Steadman, was a tad on the promiscuous side and two other young boys may possibly be the father. Wow! Chantelle says none of this is true. She loves Alfie, lost her virginity to him and has never slept with anyone else. Fifteen and in love? When I was 15, I was thinking about passing my math test, not love. Keep reading »
Starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter
Based on the series of chick lit books by Sophie Kinsella, “Confessions Of A Shopaholic,” is the story of adorable, but bumbling “journalist,” Rebecca Bloomwood, who has a serious shopping addiction that has left her in major debt. This movie, as we’ve noted, hit theaters at a seriously awkward time — WE’RE IN A RECESSION, ZOMG! Hardly the most appropriate time for a film about a woman who has a romantic attachment to stores and the wares they sell. Maybe the producers hoped the movie would be “relatable” to the millions of Americans who are having rough times themselves. After all, Rebecca’s credit cards are declined! Rebecca is being stalked by debt collectors! Rebecca cannot afford her rent! It’s just too bad that the account cancellation notices paving Rebecca’s yellow brick road of woe lead back to Bloomingdale’s. Keep reading »
Most people have missed a flight at some point. And being upset about it is totally acceptable. But the woman in the video above actually threw a temper tantrum when she was told the gates to her Cathay Pacific flight to San Francisco had been closed and the plane had taken off without her. The airline said it had been calling her to the gate, but when she didn’t responded, a baggage handler unloaded her baggage from the aircraft and the crew closed the gate, per security requirements. We don’t condone this type of behavior because it’s embarrassing and childish — though hilarious when caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube! — but there are some things that would cause us to throw a tantrum. Read the situations in which we’d yell and scream and throw a hissy fit after the jump. Keep reading »
Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are
stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads.
“The Reader,” by Bernard Schlink (1995) is a former Oprah-fave. Now it’s an Oscar-nommed movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet in her Golden Globe-winning role as a German streetcar conductor who has nasty secrets and a penchant for teenage boys. Keep reading »
I woke one day and decided to be the artist’s model at the local art school instead of being one of the painters/sculptors as I usually am. Most artist’s models always looked a little spacey to me and uncomfortable, even unhappy to be the one standing nude in front of students. What I had not counted on was that the poses I was asked to hold would be more than my small body could bear. By the end of each short session, my body ached, and I was happy enough to step down from the dias and stretch. While I was posing, I had to keep very still and focus on something with my eyes to keep steady. Keep reading »
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 weeks three winner’s will receive Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »