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Earth Week Field Guide: The Earth Mother

Alas, it’s the end of Earth Week. Now that you know all about Freegans, Locavores, Righteous Recyclers, and Eco-Consumers, let’s peek at the Earth Mother. From Gaia, the Greek Goddess of the Earth, to Rachel Carson, whose Silent Spring kick-started the modern green movement in 1962, to Erin Brockovich, who continues to take on corporations polluting communities, ladies have been loving the earth forevs. Keep reading »

Sarah Haskins On “Tough Love”

It’s a wonder the human race has survived this long. Why? Because women are single, crazy, and conniving. But if we all follow “Tough Love” matchmaker Steve Ward’s rules, we’ll end up living a life of bliss. And by bliss, I mean we’ll get hitched … and then divorced. Watch this video of Sarah Haskins taking on “Tough Love.” Normally, Steve’s rules make sense to me, but seeing him and the single women and hearing his rules put together in this clip makes me rethink everything. Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of April 24th 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 internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week, five winners will receive Garbage Land by Elizabeth Royte. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Seven Movies To Rent Instead of Going To See Beyonce’s “Obsessed”

This weekend, Beyonce’s new movie “Obsessed” is opening, but it doesn’t look so (Sasha) fierce. Actually, it looks like something we’ve seen before. Many, many times. Darn it, Beyonce, you are a diva, and you deserve better than some rehashed plot! After the jump, seven films that will save you $12.
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Quick Pic: Ruppy, The Glow-In-The-Dark Puppy!

Ruppy, short for Ruby Puppy, is the world’s first transgenic dog. She produces a florescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light. [Seoul, April 2009] Keep reading »

Former Miss California Speaks Out On Gay Marriage

“The truth is that it is difficult to know for sure the intentions of the biblical authors, but we do know something about God. Those of us who know God through Jesus of Nazareth know that he went to great lengths to express God’s love to people who were labeled as outcasts. He spent time with children, prostitutes, and lepers, all of whom were labeled as outside of the grasp of the Holy. As we continue to seek God’s vision for us as a nation grounded in a love for justice, I pray that we might move closer to the cause of grace.”

So says Nicole Lamarche, who was Miss California in 2003 and is now an ordained minister at Cotuit Federated Church in Cotuit, Massachussettes. Lamarche spoke out on the issue of gay marriage after the current Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said she did not support gay marriage at Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, citing her religious beliefs. [Pacific School of Religion] Keep reading »

Were You Born To Be A Porn Star?

Were you born to be a porn star? Me neither. But that’s the premise of “Born to Be a Star.” Written and produced by Adam Sandler, the comedy focuses on a Middle American nerd, played by Nick Swardson, who discovers that his parents were porn stars. Christina Ricci plays the born-into-porn dude’s girlfriend and Stephen Dorff will put in an appearance as a legendary woodsman known as “Dick Shadow.” Of course, the story idea isn’t so out there so as not to be believed. Actress Thora Birch of “American Beauty” fame? Both her parents were porn stars. Her mother, Carol Connors, appeared in “Deep Throat,” on the set of which she met Thora’s father, Jack Birch. Also? Her mother, uh, performed with John Holmes in “The Erotic Adventures of Candy.” Now that’s got to be embarrassing. [Variety] Want to find out more about Hollywood stars’ secret porn pasts? Click here. Keep reading »

Shake The Baby iPhone Game

Everyone knows you should never shake a baby because the baby can be seriously injured or die. But some idiot thought that shaking a baby until you kill it would make a great iPhone app. The Baby Shaker was available for 99 cents at the iPhone app store until it was removed Wednesday. The game shows a picture of a baby and plays the noise of a baby crying. Players had to shake their iPhone really hard until the crying stopped, and then two X’s covered the baby’s eyes, indicating the baby was dead. How revolting! Keep reading »

Quickies!: Susan Boyle Is Funny Too

  • Susan Boyle was kidding when she told “Britain’s Got Talent” judges that she’d never been kissed. [DListed]
  • Michael Lohan had to give his two cents about Lindsay’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres. He says he only cheated on her mother Dina when they were separated and that God is working to help Lindsay. [Perez Hilton]
  • Plan B, the emergency contraceptive, is now available to 17-year-olds without parental consent. But are those teens old enough to make this kind of decision on their own? [Shine]
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    Celebrity Weddings: Once Is Not Enough

    As you would expect during a recession, couples who are getting married are spending less on their weddings, cutting back on guest lists, wearing family rings instead of a new ones, and assembling their own invitations. According to a nationwide survey by David’s Bridal, 75 percent of weddings are being scaled back to save money. Early spending estimates suggest the average wedding this year will cost $19,000. Two years ago, the average was $28,000. Wedding dress designers who understand brides may not have as much to spend on their dresses are offering less expensive options, but some women are still spending $10,000-plus on dresseses. Keep reading »

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