Lindsay Lohan has evaded yet another probation violation for failing a routine alcohol test. Perhaps the judge believed Lindsay’s claims that Komboucha tea was the culprit for the false positive result. Komboucha is a fermented tea thought to detoxify the body and mind and though it contains less than 0.05 percent alcohol, some think it can sway the results of alcohol tests and make you look like a lush to your friends, family and potential employers.
We all know poppy seed bagels can effect drugs tests, but in addition to Komboucha, here are some new, perhaps surprising things that could possibly have you coming up dirty on drug or alcohol tests. Keep reading »
Charlie Sheen may have been ousted from “Two and a Half Men” in favor of Ashton Kutcher. But don’t think for a second that he’s out of the television game. According to insiders, he is thisclose to inking a deal for a comeback show. You know, because he’s been gone for so long. We have no idea exactly what the series will be—beyond that it’s created by Charlie for Charlie—but rumor has it that there will be 10 episodes in the first season. The word on the street is that Sheen is working with Lionsgate TV on the show and that TBS has been the highest bidder so far, only the network claims that isn’t the case and that they aren’t even in discussions. Huh?
Perhaps sometime this week we’ll hear what Charlie has planned for this new show. But in the meantime, we’d like to gift him with eight concepts for his return to the small screen. Keep reading »
Over the weekend, whilst laying out at the beach, Amelia and I were looking at a fashion magazine with a spread on dressing for your body type — you know, like chicks do during the summer. But, striving to be “different,” the mag had chosen the dumbest new names for the featured figures. You could be a dewdrop! Or a flute! What did that even mean??? We thought it would be more appropriate to name our body types based on some of our favorite snack foods instead. So without further ado, “The Frisky Guide To Dressing For Your Body Type,” be it cheese puff, sundae, soda bottle, or lollipop. Feel like your body type isn’t represented? No worries — we’re planning a part two, so please tell us any body types we’re missing in the comments! (Feel free to call ‘em what you want…)
Anyone can make a beer ad: boobs, butts, more boobs, and an ice cold brewski. Don Draper, we have a winner! It turns out that monkey advertising is very similar to that of their two-legged ancestors: sex sells. According to New Scientist, researchers will soon study the effect of ads on monkey behavior modification. Laurie Santos, the Yale University primatologist, and Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner, two New York ad execs, plan to advertise a tasty treat to brown capuchin monkeys who live in captivity. (They will probably use JELLO.) One treat will be advertised on “billboards” inside the monkeys’ enclosure and the other won’t be; when the capuchins are presented with the desserts, the researchers want to see if the advertising had any effect. But just how does one market JELLO to monkeys? Keep reading »
When I was a kid, I begged my parents for months to get me a “Mothers The Pony.” They’d go to toy store after toy store, and no one would have any idea what they were talking about because I’d gotten the name wrong—I, of course, meant that I wanted a My Little Pony. Apparently, Bill Clinton knows more about the pastel ponies than I did. Over the weekend, Peter Sagal interviewed Bill on NPR. After asking some fun questions like, “What is more fun—being president or former president?” and “Did Hilary have to give you any lessons in standing to the side and gazing adoringly?,” Peter got to the segment of his show called “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” where he asks people questions about a topic they really shouldn’t know all that much about. The category he decided to give Bill: My Little Pony. Keep reading »