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Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of January 6th 2009

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  • Ximena Sarinana Mediocre
    The Mexican actress is from cinematic royalty, but with this album she truly makes a name for herself. Like a Latina Fiona Apple, her album of jazzy, seductive grinds translates even though it’s in Spanish.
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New Web Series From “Gossip Girl” Creator

“Gossip Girl” and “The OC” creator Josh Schwartz has been working on another new series that you will certainly become addicted to, but it’s going to air on a smaller screen than his other shows. “Rockville, CA” premieres March 17 on TheWB.com with 20 scheduled episodes averaging four minutes each. The web series, which Schwartz is working on with his shows’ music supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas, is about twentysomethings in the indie music world. Much of the web series was filmed at Los Angeles music venue Passion Pit, and Lykke Li making appearances. We already watch a bunch of TV shows online, so we’re totally down with spending an four extra minutes on our computer, especially if it’s gonna fill us on on who’s the indie band of the moment. [Variety]
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NYC Health Department Releases Report On Binge Drinking & Sex

On the cover of today’s free paper AM New York is a hard-hitting headline about how the New York City Department of Health found that…wait for it… binge drinking leads to sex. Puh-lease, after ZERO drinks I’ll do the nasty! Plus, if that was all it took to get laid, I’d get hammered in morning, I’d get hammered in the evening, I’d get hammered all over this land! According to the Health Department’s report, if you have more than five drinks in one sitting, at least once a month, you’re a big slutty drunky-drunk. [Oops. Oops again. Oops. -- Editor] And by slutty, the study means you have had two to four partners a year. Whore! Keep reading »

“Sex and the City” Sequel Is A Definite

This time around there won’t be any will-it-ever-happen talk like there was with “Sex and the City: The Movie” because Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and HBO have confirmed a sequel to the $153 million grossing film. In order to have a 2010 release, said Parker, production would have to begin this summer. Costume designer Patricia Field told MTV that a sequel is in the works, but only in the very early states and she has yet to receive any official information — which we take to mean a plot and a script. Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: Sexist Women Haters United!

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@cfl.rr.com
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 15:45:10 -0600

“It is doubtful there is a more sexist site on the internet pretending not to be sexist. You not only think little of men but you are ignorant of them as well. All you are really doing is making sure more women end up alone.”

Damn, you’re on to us. A couple weeks ago, we had this BIG meeting to, like, discuss the future of The Frisky, where we were going editorially in 2009, and then I had an idea. Actually, our office man slave had an idea — his name is also “Slave,” such a coincidence, right?! — so I took out his ball gag for a second and gave him permission to speak. He said, “Mistresses, the site should be more man AND woman hating. I mean, you obviously hate men, but why don’t you hate women too, and then it’ll be equal opportunity sexism, which, in a way, isn’t sexist at all, and then everyone will be confused. It’ll be great for traffic!” Then I shoved the gag back in his mouth and made him give me a foot rub, while I chatted with the guys on my IM and pretended to care. Also, what’s so bad about being alone? You save tons of money on toilet paper. Keep reading »

Madonna To Be Face of Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton

A 50-year-old Madonna will be the new face of luxury brand’s Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2009 collection. The idea to use Madonna came to Marc Jacobs, the label’s creative director, while watching her concert in Paris last year. “I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,’” he said. “I was totally just blown away by it, and moved by her performance, by what she had to say, and her energy.” He sent her a text asking if she’d be interested, she replied, “I’d love to,” and she was quickly reunited with photographer Steven Meisel, who took the pictures for her infamous Sex book in 1992. Madonna resurrects the whole underwear-as-outerwear schtick in Meisel’s shots of her wearing fishnet tights and LV lingerie in a smoky French bistro setting. In another one of the six campaign images, Madonna actually dons a jacket.

Antoine Arnault, Louis Vuitton’s communications director, explained their choice in the Queen of Pop: “Madonna is glamorous. She has a global image. She’s the ultimate performer and businesswoman, and not someone who is just a famous singer. She has travelled. She has tried to change things.”

The more-than-famous singer was reportedly paid $10 million for her hard day’s work but Arnault has denied the figure, saying the real fee was “very far away from that.” Hopefully, she got to keep the panties. [Telegraph.co.uk]
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Liveblogging “The Bachelor” Premiere January 5th 2009

Starting at 8pm this evening, I’ll be liveblogging the two hour (lord, help me) premiere of “The Bachelor” starring last season’s “Bachelorette” loser Jason Mesnick. To be honest, I found Jason to be mealy-mouthed and kind of annoying, so I was terribly bummed that he was chosen as the new “Bachelor.” But I am putting aside my previous feelings and opening my mind to the possibility that ABC might have finally found a man who can make a “Bachelor” love match last. And this time, the Bach is looking for a wife and a baby momma for his son. Come back to this post at 8pm and help me liveblog the first episode — it’s one of my faves, as there’s usually a crazy bitch or two who gets wasted and tosses her panties in the Bach’s face. Keep reading »

Quickies!: This Is What Happens When You Over-Pluck Those Brows

  • I’m a cat lover, but never have I considered swapping my eyebrows for a cat tattoo. All of the women in these pics should grow bangs. [Just Whatever]
  • Awww. These guys proposed to their girlfriends in Essence magazine, and now you can help them win a $50,000 dream wedding by voting on their surprise marriage proposal videos. [Essence.com]
  • A recent study claims women who practice yoga report more satisfying sex lives. Well, duh, you’d have to be a yogi to get into most Kama Sutra positions. [Your Tango]
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    Tess Of The D’Urbervilles: Rape In The Olden Days

    Last night, instead of watching “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters,” I opted for slightly more intellectual but no less drama-filled fare and watched Masterpiece Classic on PBS, hosted by Laura Linney. This week, it was part one of “Tess of the d’Urbervilles,” based on the novel by Thomas Hardy. I was enthralled, and I can’t wait for the conclusion next Sunday at 9pm. Keep reading »

    Laura Bush Gets A Book Deal

    First lady Laura Bush, who, according to the Associated Press, is “among the most reserved and enigmatic public figures of recent times” just got a book deal! Bush will, with the help of a collaborator, “tell the stories of the extraordinary events and people I’ve met in my life, particularly during my years in the White House.” Hmmm…. Does this mean she’s not going to talk about the car accident she was in as a teenager or any of the really juicy stuff Curtis Sittenfield wrote about in American Wife, her novel inspired by Bush? [AP] Keep reading »

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