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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 »

    Star Trek To Go XXX

    Finally. The adult movie every geek on the planet has spent his whole life waiting for: “This Ain’t Star Trek XXX.” As of late, Hustler Video has been on a bit of a roll, scoring with hot topic porn movies like “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin: Adventures of a Hockey MILF” and X-rated remakes of TV classics like “Not the Cosby’s XXX.” Now, they’ve decided to tackle the Star Trek franchise — Hustler’s “biggest production yet,” the press release crows! — with pornteur Axel Braun at the helm and sex on the bridge and in the transporter room. Hot. Can’t wait to see what Spock looks like nekkid. Does Uhura do anal? Is Kirk kinky? Does Bones bone? Ah, never mind. Just watch the not very revealing trailer. Keep reading »

    For Saudi Women, Lingerie Shopping Sucks

    When I first started developing in the chest department, my mother dragged me to Victoria’s Secret’s semi-annual sale to get measured so I would have proper fitting undergarments. I absolutely hated the experience. How embarrassing to strip down and have a stranger measure your assets! Luckily, I grew up, and bra shopping is no longer awkward. For women in Saudi Arabia, however, the experience is still an uncomfortable one.

    The people who work in lingerie stores are largely male, contrary to a law that has been in effect since 2006 saying that only female staff can be employed in women’s stores. There are a few reasons that it hasn’t been enforced: employing women would mean even more than 10 percent of the countries male population would be unemployed, and many in the religious establishment oppose allowing women to work in places where men and women can mix, such as malls. Keep reading »

    Liveblogging “America’s Next Top Model”

    Don’t forget! Tonight at 8 pm EST, I’ll be liveblogging yet another episode of that hot mess masquerade they called “America’s Next Top Model.” I need Tyra to do something crazy, and soon. Or I need Mr. Jay to get bitchy with the girls. Everything has been far too nice so far this season. Oh, and will my beloved Cokey last another week? Let us pray! Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Robert Pattinson Is Stinky

  • His hair isn’t the only thing Robert Pattinson doesn’t wash. His body odor is driving people on the “New Moon” set crazy, according to a source. [DListed]
  • Okay, so I thought the whole rappers stealing whole movie scenes for their videos was so over. But apparently not because Eminem recreates “Rain Man” for his “We Made You” video. Hopefully he pays homage and doesn’t poke fun at savants. [Perez Hilton]
  • Avril Lavigne describes her first fragrance as “me in a bottle.” So it smells like booze, cigarettes, and a doomed marriage? I wouldn’t want to smell like her or these other celebs. [People]
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    Quote Of The Day: Gloria Steinem On Men & Women’s Roles At Home

    “We’ve demonstrated that women can do what men do, but not yet that men can do what women do. That’s why most women have two jobs — one inside the home and one outside it — which is impossible. The truth is that women can’t be equal outside the home until men are equal in it.”

    – Gloria Steinem, who turns 75 years old today. Happy Birthday Gloria! Keep reading »

    Would You Prefer Brains Or Beauty Or Friendship?

    Last week, we asked you whether you’d want to be called a slut or fat. More of you picked slut over fat (1,573 vs. 689). Obviously, perceived promiscuity is a less hurtful label to Frisky readers than assaults on our appearance, even if we’re playing into archaic ideals. But when it’s a choice of brains versus beauty, women are still conflicted, according to a an Oxygen network poll of more than 2,000 women aged 18 to 34. Keep reading »

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