The Friday Roundup: It Happened This Week On The Frisky

Man, this week was a downer! Senator Ted Kennedy, a champion of women’s rights, passed away. Chris Brown avoided jail time for beating the crap out of Rihanna. Someone thought it’d be a good idea for Kate Gosselin to host “The View.” And teenagers in Phoenix did some nasty things with tampons and alcohol.

At least Anna Wintour nailed her “Letterman” interview. (Yay, “The September Issue” is out tonight! Well, in New York, anyway.) After the jump, see what else happened this week on The Frisky! Keep reading »

Viral Videos On YouTube Can Now Earn You Megabucks

It used to be that only Google’s YouTube users who “regularly produce videos that reach a wide audience” were able to make money from ad revenue sales on their videos. But now, Google is explanding its partnership program so those with one-hit wonders can cash in, too. If a video gets enough views, users automatically get a message saying, “Enable Revenue Sharing.” If you see this link, click on it to get a share of the revenue YouTube makes from selling ads on your video page. We hope this will be very good news for the couple who made “JK Wedding Entrance Dance,” which got over 10 million views but never made them a dime. And for the owner of that darn bulldog on a skateboard. [News AU] Keep reading »

Who Are Men’s Fashion Magazines For Anyway?

While the U.S. version of Men’s Vogue folded a few months ago, it’s apparently still in international production. This photo of a male stripper/dominatrix/all-around stud serves as the cover boy for Japan’s version, but looks like it could just as easily be the cover of (also now defunct) Playgirl. It might make sense that Vogue Homme would be looking to sell to gay men, but something this steamy is certainly going to appeal to women too. (You have to admit, it is a bit hard not to stare.) If Vogue Homme is in fact attempting to market itself to women, we have to ask how they’d ever manage to tap the straight male audience—a men’s fashion magazine with a hot girl on the cover? Guess we buy those anyhow. [StyleFrizz.com] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For August 29-30th 2009

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  • “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” on Cinemax at 9 am
  • “Daddy’s Girls” on MTV starting at 10 am
  • ”Top Chef: Las Vegas” on Bravo at 12 pm

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Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of August 28th 2009

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive Hollywood Behind the Seams Pretty Underarm Protection. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Actress & Ex-Playmate Accuses “Entourage” Guys Of Getting Handsy

  • Actress Irina Voronina said the men of “Entourage” were “very rude and unprofessional” on set and alleged that she and another actress were fired for wanting personal space. The former Playboy Playmate, who had a guest role on the show, told a gossip column, “If there is a shot where we’re all in the limo and the camera is rolling, it’s us all having fun, they have their hands all over us and then when the cameras stop I expect them to reel back to being normal, but they continued the partying off camera and we made that clear.” (Presumably she means they made it clear they wanted the guys’ hands off.) HBO, which is responsible for “Entourage,” denies there were any problems on set.—[Fox News]—But … but … Jeremy Piven seemed like such a nice guy! Next you’re going to tell me Joe Francis hit a woman!
  • Ed ReBrook, a defense attorney in West Virginia who defended a rapist convicted of targeting prostitutes, repeatedly referred to the women as “whores” and “street tramps” in the courtroom. “You cannot rape the willing,” ReBrook said, according to the blog, Curvature. “They got in those automobiles with the intention of having sex for money. I would be horrified if any of the women in my life were raped, but I’m talking about decent, honorable women.” [The Curvature]—Hey, new boyfriend, ladies!!!
  • Have you ever used Plan B emergency contraception? You can help out a history professor who is writing a book about EC by taking her survey. [Our Bodies, Ourselves]
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    Gucci And Mary J. Blige Team Up For The Ladies

    It’s not all about glitz and glam; Gucci also loves to give. The luxury brand is doing just that with their latest partnership with R&B icon, Mary J. Blige. To raise funds for Blige’s charity, Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, INC, simply known as FFAWN — yes, the name could have been just a little shorter — they are relaunching a special-edition watch. The all-black, logo-embossed time piece, known as the Twirl watch, will be on sale on September 16, exclusively at Gucci’s 5th Avenue, New York City store (and nationwide on the 17th). A percentage of the proceeds will go directly to Blige’s charity. Now for the tough part: At $1895 a pop, we wonder just how many people will be springing for this pricey piece. Good luck Gucci. [People] Keep reading »

    Supermodel’s Dog Gets A Modeling Contract. Yes, Her Dog.

    You know that modeling contract you always wanted (before you got real, that is)? It just went to Elle Macpherson‘s labradoodle. Yup, her dog. Bella, a five-year-old half lab/half poodle, is “Britain’s next top dog model” for the site Dogside.com, where he can be seen modeling products like scarves and coats. Bella Macpherson allegedly earns a five-figure sum for his “modeling”—er, sitting still for three seconds. Cute puppy, though. We just hope Elle is not one of those loopy stage parents like the “Toddlers & Tiaras” people. [The Cut] Keep reading »

    J. Crew’s New Accessories Catalog Will Make You Want To Rob A Bank

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    Something worth knowing about me: If I could, I would live in the J. Crew catalog, with its fun matching/clashing prints, bright colors, and carefree European vacays. I anticipate its arrival in my mailbox every, well, week (seriously, they come way too often) and page through the offerings, saliva threatening to spill from my lips. I have a policy, though — I never buy anything from J. Crew full price, as they are rather outrageous and everything goes on sale. Quickly. Seriously, if you love it, wait three weeks and it’ll be on sale. Love it, but still think the sale price is too steep? Wait another two weeks and it’ll be on final sale, with another 20 percent off. Trust me. I am an expert at this. Anyway, J. Crew just came out with their first shoe/accessories catalog and it is so pretty to look at that I am tempted to start keeping them for style inspiration down the line, much like the dusty copies of, sniff, Domino that I have on my bookshelf. Keep clicking to see some of the gorgeousness, along with obsessive gushing.

    What Would You Put on Display At the Museum Of Broken Relationships?

    At this point in my life, I have enough memorabilia from broken relationships to fill an entire museum. As a writer, I tend to heal after a breakup by writing about it—helps me understand what went wrong. But there aren’t always words to express how painful, sad, annoying, or existentially confusing a breakup can be. And what about the physical, tangible objects left behind—the ones that you come across every so often in the garage that make you laugh, cry, or both. So, after hearing about some of the awesome projects at the Museum of Broken Relationships, a conceptual art museum in Croatia that attempts to create a space of “secure memory” and a safe place to get rid of “controversial objects” that trigger momentarily “undesirable” emotions, I started rummaging through some of my old broken-relationship booty to see what kind of project I could make. Here are my top 10 items. Keep reading »

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