Quotable: Rosie O’Donnell Says The Haiti Telethon Should Have A Cover Charge

“I hope [there's] not another telethon on the air, and if there is one, there should be a demand that every person who participates donates a minimum, because it was very infuriating to me after 9/11, to see millionaires asking the people in the country for their, you know, pennies … It’s like, if you’re gonna go on and you’re a millionaire, please give a million dollars. Like, there should be a cover charge to do those, in my opinion … I think celebrities should step up and America should stop asking for just their presence at a publicized event … They should also demand their money.”

Rosie O’Donnell on how celebrities can really help relief efforts in Haiti. [OMG!] Keep reading »

Mind Of Man: Dudes Do Not Dig Surprises

A recent issue of GLAMOPOLITAN magazine instructed its female readers to surprise their boyfriends by showing up at the dude’s apartment wearing a trench coat and nothing underneath. Don’t do this. And I’m not telling you not to do it because a silly girly magazine said so. I kind of enjoy those trash-diculous publications: they’re like Maxim with mood swings. Where else am I going to learn to love my curvy body? (But seriously, diet anyway. Did you know there are no calories in a hangnail?) Keep reading »

Psychic Predicts Woman’s Lottery Win—Kind Of

Do you believe in psychics? Forty-one-year-old hairdresser Susan Herdman most certainly does. The U.K. woman decided to see a tarot card reader to see what 2010 might bring for her. The psychic’s prediction? Wealth and good fortune in 2010. Sounds a little vague to me … but Susan, a believer, was confident that the prophecy would come to fruition. Two weeks ago, she even updated her Facebook status to read, “I’m going to win the lottery!” I’m imagining her friends’ reactions: “Ha! Keep on dreaming you crazy bat!” But Susan is the one laughing now, all the way to the bank. This past Saturday, Susan hit it rich when she matched all six lotto numbers, scoring herself a cool million. “I felt shocked for a moment, but it’s all sunk in quite quickly because I always believed I would win,” said Susan. Now she plans to go on vacation, pay off her mortgage, and maybe pick up a new BMW. I plan to go see a tarot card reader and force them to predict that I too will win the lottery. Do you think that will work? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

The Chanel Football And Other Ridiculous Designer Gym Duds

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Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Jealous That I Love My Job”

Let me start by saying I love my boyfriend. We’ve been dating for about a year and a half, living together for most of that, and have often talked about spending the rest of our lives together. He’s a great guy, and we’re a great fit. I’ve been really happy with our life together, and I thought he was, too. Until recently.

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Does “Shush” Mean The Same Thing As “Shut Up”?

Let’s be honest: every relationship has a moment—OK, a lot of moments—where one person just wants the other person to shut up. Whether it’s in the middle of a fight or just during a stressful moment, the sound of the other person’s voice is just bothering you.

But saying “shut up,” as we all learned in grade school, is just rude. Relationships thrive on kindness and telling your partner to “shut up” is about as disrespectful as you can get. So, how to you get your boo to cease and desist talking/nagging/complaining while still showing some respect? Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Writer/Director Cherien Dabis Talks “Amreeka,” Tinseltown, And Netflix Picks

When Cherien Dabis was a teen growing up in small town Ohio, the First Gulf War broke out. Her family began getting death threats and her Palestinian father, a doctor, lost patients. These experiences came to inspire the filmmaker to write and direct the award-winning “Amreeka,” a movie that tells the story of Muna, a single mother who leaves her life in the West Bank and moves to Illinois with her teenage son, Fadi. While their move to the United States is filled with obstacles, the movie isn’t a total downer. In fact, it’s filled with amazing family moments that are often sweet and funny, showing a different side of the conflict. Cherien spoke to The Frisky about how similar life experiences drove her to become a filmmaker, what it was like to make a film in Palestine, and which movies we should add to our Netflix queue. Keep reading »

Hair Jewelry That’s Actually Cute?

Could it be … jewelry made from hair that isn’t at all creepy? It could have something to do with the fact that Grau Wal’s collection uses synthetic braided hair. Would you wear these designs? [Grau Wal via NotCouture] Keep reading »

Photoshop Madness: When You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em?

True, we may put a lot of energy into expounding on the body image havoc Photoshop wreaks on the impressionable minds of America’s youth, but we have to be able to laugh at life from time to time. That’s the route the clever folks at Zink magazine took, making their own Photoshop satire with this spread of digitally altered models so stretched they’re giving Gumby a run for his money. The re-touchers didn’t just stop at ridiculously skinny arms and legs, but also played up the undesirable by enlarging the model’s feet and butt. You can bet no body-conscious teen would aspire to any of these unrealistic images.

See some more Photoshop-crazy pics after the jump! [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Do Fighting Styles Need To Be Balanced In Order For A Relationship To Survive?

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I’ve always considered fighting to be a really important part of a relationship. Almost as important as how we f**k. Hear me out on this one. Just like screwing, I’ve always thought that there needed to be a balance, a compatibility in the way my dude and I verbally sparred. If we fought the same — either by withdrawing emotionally or screaming obscenities or sobbing tears of rage — our disagreements would never, ever end. I’m a weeper and, at times, an emotional mess. Often the only thing that can pull me out of the sinkhole is the soothing voice and manner of someone — a man, in this case — taking charge and putting an end to a fight as swiftly as it began. It’s the one area of my life where sometimes I feel like I need a little “saving.” Keep reading »

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