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Find Your Confidence!

In a recent study conducted by Marshalls, 75 percent of the 1000 women surveyed admitted to having said “No” to various activities and invitations due to a lack of confidence. Are you shocked? I’m not. I’ve been there. Raise your hand if you’re among the 55 percent of women who’ve declined party invitations or the 40 percent who have passed up on career opportunities because you didn’t feel confident. It has to stop! Think of all the missed romantic, social, and professional opportunities. Keep reading »

Kirsten Dunst Implies That Actresses Ask To Be Sexually Harassed

Sofia Coppola: I feel like you and I are so on the same page about how to approach things. Have you ever worked with a director you didn’t agree with? And if so, what did you do?

Kirsten Dunst: I have, and it takes all the fun out of what you do. You just get through it instead of having a meaningful experience.

SC: What if a director pounces on you while working? Has that ever happened?

KD: No [laughs]. I don’t give off that vibe. I think that you court that stuff, and to me it’s crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship.

Kirsten Dunst is a real dingaling, isn’t she? First, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last month, she professed her love for traditional gender roles, telling the mag, “You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman.” And now, in an interview with her “Marie Antoinette” director, Sofia Coppola, for W, Kirsten rather smugly says that she hasn’t ever been sexually harassed by a director because she doesn’t give of “that vibe” or “court that stuff.” In other words, if you’re an actress that has been sexually harassed by someone with power in the industry, you must have asked for it. It’s almost like she’s conflating sexual harassment with a consensual affair, as if the two things are the same and/or cross the same boundary. But they aren’t the same. At all. Seriously, Kirsten, hush. [Defamer]

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift’s Colorful Checked Shirt, Mint Green Jeans & Oxford Pumps

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift needs to settle down with the cute and covetable outfits. I really don’t want The Frisky to turn into TaylorSwiftsStyleGameIsOnPoint.com, but that’s where things are headed if she keeps it up. (Take the tag off those jeans, Taylor, they look great.) Speaking of The Frisky’s next possible iteration, this would be a great outfit to wear on the first day of our Taylor-focused relaunch! Steal her colorful checked shirt, mint green skinnies, oxford pumps and red crossbody bag after the jump!
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Not Your Usual Rom-Com: Jenny Slate Is Having An Abortion In “Obvious Child”

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Oops

Considering that one in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime, we don’t see too many on the big screen. Even in “Knocked Up” and “Juno,” two of the biggest movies in the last decade about unplanned pregnancies, the characters barely discussed terminations. That’s one of the few reasons I’m very curious to see “Obvious Child,” a new rom-com starring former “Saturday Night Live” star Jenny Slate. She plays an aspiring standup comedian named Donna who has an unplanned pregnancy right around the same time she gets dumped and loses her job. Gaby Hoffman from “Girls” stars as her friend and the flick is written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. Yes, a pro-choice film starring a woman with a lady director!  Everything about “Obvious Child” has “Jessica is going to see this on opening night” written all over it. Check out the trailer above! [YouTube]

There’s Apparently A Shortage On Shower Rods Thanks To “Love And Hip Hop” Star’s Sex Tape

There's Apparently A Shortage On Shower Rods Thanks To "Love And Hip Hop" Star's Sex Tape

According to TMZ, employees at various home retailers are reporting that shower rod sales have shot up ever since “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star Mimi Faust’s Vivid sex tape trailer was released online — and supplies are close to selling out. In the trailer for “Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta” (which is after the jump and NSFW), Mimi and boyfriend Nikko Smith (who placed ninth on the fourth season of “American Idol” and is the son of legendary baseball player Ozzie Smith) are seen having, amongst other activities, rather aerobic shower sex, using the curtain rod for support.

I’m not sure what’s so special about “Mimi’s shower rod,” if anything, but the tape has apparently sent hordes of people flocking to Home Depot and Lowe’s to purchase their own. While I’m not sure I buy this whole shower rod shortage crisis (!!!), a cursory Twitter search for “Mimi shower rod” turns up enough results that I can’t write off completely. Hell, if “Mimi & Nikko” inspires people to get a little creative and adventurous in their next sex romp, it will have done more for society than Vivid’s last reality TV star sex tape. Sorry, Farrah. [TMZ] Keep reading »

HBO’s “The Normal Heart” Visits The Start Of The AIDS Crisis

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The Beginning Of The AIDS Crisis

As a child of the ’90s who learned about HIV in elementary school (from a puppet, I believe), sometimes it’s difficult to imagine a world where HIV/AIDS was so misunderstood. There was once a time when people used the word “quarantine” when talking about this public health crisis. And it’s painful to remember that in my own lifetime, gay men and women — in New York City, of all places — were deeply in the closet because they feared for their lives. HBO has released its trailer for “The Normal Heart,” the Ryan Murphy-directed film based on the play by Larry Kramer, which tells the story of an activist (Mark Ruffalo) and a doctor (Julia Roberts) from 1981 until 1984 as they try to draw attention to a mysterious disease in New York City that seems to be targeting gay men. While the government ignores them — because who cares about gay men? — lives are being lost. The film debuts on May 25th on HBO. I’ll be watching. [YouTube]

Street Style Star Of The Week: Emmy Rossum

“Shameless” star Emmy Rossum has really been carving out her signature style lately, and I like what I see. Her new look is very ladylike (a lot of lace and skater skirts), a little vintage (retro satchels and cat eye sunglasses), and concentrates on a specific color palette (mostly white, black, and red, with a few pastels thrown in). She’s also much more matchy-matchy than most modern celebs, fond of wearing perfectly coordinated shoes, purses, belts, and sunglasses. I’m usually not super into that look, but on Emmy, it works. Click through to check out some of her fabulous recent outfits that earned her this week’s Street Style Star award!

The “Happy” Music Video Without Music Is Bizarrely Captivating

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Whoa, This Is Strange

It might sound crazy what I’m about to say … but the video for Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” is a bit creepy without any music. Here are parts of the video with Pharrell and others singing the song without any musical backing, which sounds less like a cappella than you would expect. I’m fairly certain that this is how musical numbers on TV shows and movies are formed — actors sing the song live, but the real singing and musical accompaniment is added later — but I didn’t realize it could be done for music videos, too. How strange! [AV Club]

Let’s Get Nostalgic: Show Us Your Old School Easter Photos!

What’s not to love about Easter? The family time? The food? The Easter egg hunts and big ol’ baskets of chocolate? I’m a big fan of it all. But perhaps my favorite Easter pastime is watching the cute little kiddies run around in their Sunday best, looking like they were plucked directly from the pages of the JC Penny catalogue. And even better than that are the epic photos when kids are taken to the mall for the first (okay, or seventh) time to see the Easter Bunny. I remember when I was that age, and Easter was my JAM. So let’s reminisce, shall we?

Head over to The Frisky’s Facebook page, find Katie’s old school Easter photos (above!) and reply in the comment section of that picture with an Easter throwback pic of your own!

New Favorite Tumblr: Sad Desk Lunch

Do you eat lunch at your desk? I used to all the time, and still do occasionally. Sometimes, while answering emails and trying not to get bits of tuna salad all over my keyboard, I’d look down at my tupperware-strewn workspace, and the bag of vending machine peanut m&m’s I was saving for dessert, and be like, “Damn, this is bleak.” And now there’s a Tumblr, Sad Desk Lunch, to document this fine tradition:

Sad Desk Lunch isn’t about how great your lunch is. And it’s not about how crappy your lunch is either. It’s about the fact you eat your lunch at your desk during your lunch break where you could roam free. Step outside. Breathe a little. Americans have a tendency never to take their lunch break and sit around, munch on their sandwich at their desk.

After the jump, check out a few more Sad Desk Lunches, including a creative use for a Keurig machine. So depressing. So familiar. Oh, and you can submit your own SDL photos here. May God have mercy on your cold leftovers. Keep reading »

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