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The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For March 28-29th 2009

Saturday

  • “Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo at 9 am to 12pm
  • “E! News Weekend” on E! at 9 am
  • “One Tree Hill” on Soap at 9 am
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  • Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of March 27th 2009

    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 five winners will receive a copy of Become Your Own Matchmaker: Eight Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »

    Nancy Pelosi’s Plastic Surgery Debacle

    Sandra McElwaine at The Daily Beast wants to know, “Who Did Nancy Pelosi’s New Face?” The Speaker of the House (who just turned 69) has been sporting a, uh, much tighter looking mug, causing many to strongly suspect she’s had a heavy dose of plastic surgery. The slideshow of images does make for a compelling argument. But should we care? Should this even be a topic of conversation when there’s, you know, an economic crisis and other more serious issues to discuss? Well, maybe not, but then again, should we be wasting precious economic crisis discussion time talking about men in Hello Kitty boxers, “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” or the war between Julia Allison and Mary Rambin? Those things are just dying for attention and it’s our duty to give it to them! Unfortunately, when you’re the Speaker of the House and your face suddenly looks like it got trapped in a wind tunnel, you kind of can’t blame people for wanting to gossip about it. Keep reading »

    We See Chick Flicks: “Sunshine Cleaning”

    Starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Steve Zahn

    The Lowdown: Ten years out of high school, most people have some kind of college degree. Lots are in stable relationships, a bunch are married and some have kids. A few lucky ones might have made partner or published her first book.

    This movie is not about those people.
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    It’s 2009, Sean Combs

    I have a love/hate relationship with Sean “Puffy” Combs. I love his drive, style, and his unwillingness to take s**t from anyone. But I can’t stand his arrogance or his destruction of his Bad Boy artists. Recently, I’ve been feeling a bit of love for Puffy after reading his top 10 forms of bitchassness and that he hired only black models for his Fall 2009 Sean John fashion show. But I have to call Puffy out for some bitchassness of his own. A promotion casting call for Ciroc Vodka, which Sean endorses, requires models to be “white, Hispanic, or LIGHT SKINNED African American;” 5 feet 6 inches or taller; and size 7 or smaller. Keep reading »

    Women Who Rock: Grace Hopper

    March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

    GRACE HOPPER (1906-1992)
    Born on Dec. 9, 1906 in New York City, computer scientist Grace Hopper led an extraordinary life. She earned a doctorate in mathematics from Yale in 1934 at a time when it was rare for women to earn such degrees. Hopper then became a professor at Vassar college where she remained until 1943, when she joined the U.S. Navy reserves. Having a passion for both math and computers, Hopper joined Harvard’s Computation Laboratory as a research engineer in 1946. She became only the third person to work on Harvard’s Mark I computer, the first automatic digital computer in America. (The military used the Mark I until 1959 for ballistics calculations.) It was during this time that she coined the term computer “bug,” after a moth caused a giant malfunction in the Mark I’s operation. Keep reading »

    Must See TV: Tina Fey’s Chat Line Commerical

    Last night on “30 Rock,” “Liz Lemon” aka Tina Faye Fey, had her dirty laundry aired. And by dirty laundry we mean a totally ‘90s phone sex commercial. I will never look at pizza the same way again! [NBC]

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    Quickies!: Madonna Takes Her Love To Africa

  • Madonna will be in Malawi this weekend in order to adopt another child. She just has sooo much love to give. [Dlisted]
  • U.K. TV viewers have spoken. “Gossip Gilr” sucks! Last night, more people, 1.89 million, tuned in to watch “Orangutan Diary” than “Gossip Girl,” which had a paltry 218,000 viewers. [Perez Hilton]
  • Dennis Quaid will play Bill Clinton, Julianne Moore’s got Hillary, and archival footage will represent Monica Lewinsky in “A Special Relationship,” a biopic about Clinton. Dang, what a snub!? [Asylum]
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    Women Who Rock: Patsy Cline

    March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

    PATSY CLINE (1932-1963)

    It is visceral; we have to stop and listen every time a Patsy Cline song comes on the radio. That smoky, silky, sultry voice pulls you in and makes you live the lyrics that she sings.

    She was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on Sept. 8, 1932, in Winchester, Va., to Sam and Hilda Hensley. Though she had an unhappy childhood, the home appeared happy to others. Patsy was the “poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks.” Sadly, her father abandoned the family when Patsy was 15. Hilda supported the family with her sewing, becoming a master seamstress and making most of Patsy’s “cowgirl” costumes over the years. But Patsy ended up challenging the fashion of country music by ditching the gingham and cowgirl look for cocktail dresses and sequins. Keep reading »

    Where ARE Condoms Made?

    Earlier this week we told you how the federally funded United States Agency of International Development (USAID), stopped distributing American-made condoms overseas in favor of less expensive Chinese-made condoms. USAID’s switch caused a bit of stir, not only because it means 300 jobs at an American condom factory will be lost, but also because several other Chinese imports have been recalled for being harmful or deadly (i.e., cat food and kids’ toys). Some think using a condom that was made in China is too risky, as a result of these manufacturing problems. Most of us at The Frisky will quickly glance at the expiration date on our condoms, but we had no clue where these condoms were actually produced — are we even using condoms that were made in the U.S.A.? Keep reading to find out where seven popular condom brands are manufactured. Keep reading »

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