The Skinny On Hair Extensions

Over the weekend, Britney Spears was snapped on her way to the salon to get her extensions fixed up. Embarrassing! (Not that Brit is easily shamed.) We had to wonder…do people still get hair extensions? Apparently so. Unfortunately, it’s people like Spears and Paris Hilton that give the hair treatment a bad rep because their manes never look normal, and always look fried.

That said, hair extensions do offer a certain magic, allowing you to change your appearance drastically in a matter of hours. Find out if they’re right for you…

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Quote Of The Day: Anne Heche Was Hard To Find

“We auditioned a lot of people. It is incredibly difficult to find beautiful, talented, funny women over 35.”

– Colette Burson, the co-creator of “Hung,” on casting Anne Heche. [NY Times] — Say what? It is so NOT hard to find beautiful, talented, funny women over 35. However, it is hard to find one who is also crazy and has an alternate personality named Celestia. Keep reading »

Frisky Exclusive Q&A: Guy Proposes To His Girlfriend Via Whisper Chain

By now you might have seen the video above, in which a guy simultaneously sets a Guinness World Record (for the longest whisper chain at 59 people) and proposes to his girlfriend. But when I saw it, I realized something — hey, I KNOW that guy! His name is Jake Bronstein and you may recognize him as a cast member from “Road Rules: Islands” (1997) if you are as old as I am and a devoted watcher of MTV’s crap. Since then, he’s pretty much avoided the reality TV ghetto, instead working at a variety of men’s magazines, launching his own blog, Zoomdoggle, and helping to bring our new web series, “MERRIMe.com,” to the masses. The last time I saw Jake, he told me about his girlfriend, Kristina, and said he was “gettin’ engaged soon.” Little did I realize that their engagement would become viral video fodder. Jake was nice enough to tear himself away from engagement bliss to answer a few questions about his aww-inducing proposal. Get the scoop, after the jump… Keep reading »

Quickies!: Sarah Palin Threatens To Sue Blogger Over Divorce Rumor

  • Sarah Palin is on the war path – the former Alaskan Governor is not only NOT getting divorced, she is now threatening to sue the Alaskan blogger “Gryphen” who posted the divorce rumor unless he posts a retraction/apology. Gryphen refused. [Extra TV] Seriously Sarah, this is not the first person to post a rumor about you on their blog.
  • Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine now has full custody over her son’s three children. A California judge made the announcement after 79-year-old Katherine and Debbie Rowe came to an agreement over the kids’ custody. [CNN] – I just hope the kids can have a more normal life with granny.
  • In a recent interview for the September issue of Vanity Fair, Farrah Fawcett’s former lover Ryan O’Neal confessed to hitting on his own daughter Tatum “on accident” at Farrah’s funeral. [Tres Sugar] Gross enough that it was his own daughter, but hitting on anyone at the funeral of a former girlfriend is just so wrong.

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Quick Pic: What A Stud…

Do these studded leggings say “high fashion rocker”? Or do they make you want to punch somebody out? [$175, Stylestalker, Pixiemarket.com] Keep reading »

Mother Finds Her Baby Up For Adoption On Craigslist

It’s amazing what you can sell on Craigslist these days. But instead of being amused, one mother got the shock of her life when she looked online and saw that her baby was up for adoption. A woman tipped off Massachusetts mother, Brenna, after she saw an ad on Craigslist for the adoption of Brenna’s son, Jacob. Worried and confused, Brenna checked out the ad. Turns out some man was using her son’s picture in an online adoption scam. The post advertised the adoption of a Canadian baby boy living in a orphanage in Cameroon, even though Jacob was safe at home in Massachusetts. He’d taken the picture of Jacob from his family’s public blog on WordPress. [CNN] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: A Rose By Any Other Name Is Just As Sweet

Santogold looked rad in a pink tux and a floral T as she glammed up her jams at the Underage Festival in over the weekend. [UK, 8/02/09] Keep reading »

Being A Redhead Hurts

Don’t get me wrong—redheads are awesome. But they also feel more pain than the rest of the population, are more sensitive to heat, and need 20% more anesthesia to knock them out. And a new study shows another odd side effect of being a redhead—they’re less likely to get proper dental care. It’s not their fault—scientists have found that annual teeth cleanings and occasional fillings just hurt more for them. If dentists don’t up the anesthetic ante for the flame-haired, redheaded patients are twice as likely to skip dental appointments and let problems go untreated. [CNN] Keep reading »

Gallery: Emile Hirsch And Other Celebrities With Lecherous Doppelgangers

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On Thursday night, Emile Hirsch showed up at a Diesel U concert at Webster Hall in New York City to find out that…he’d already arrived with an entourage of eight. The Emile doppelganger had arrived first, and a publicist asked him if he wanted to walk the red carpet, which he kindly refused. But that didn’t stop him from taking a whole bunch of comp tickets. I hope the two didn’t see each other, cause I hear when parallel beings come into contact, one of them has to be destroyed! [NY Post]

Of course it’s not the first time that someone has posed as a star, hoping for star treatment. Here are other celebrities with diabolical imposters.

Wear Today, Gone Tomorrow Lets You Borrow Or Buy

Celebs get to borrow whatever designer goods they want, whenever they want. We’ll still have to pay for the privilege, but at least the fashion gods have thrown us a bone with this amazing online boutique: Wear Today, Gone Tomorrow. This brand new e-commerce site works just like Bag, Borrow or Steal, but instead of handbags and accessories, WTGT allows you to borrow high-end designer clothes. They’ve got a laundry list of chic designers available, like Zac Posen, Herve Leger, Kate Moss and Anna Sui. As a member — and it’s free to join — you can rent pieces for a week or a month for up to 90% off the retail price. And there’s oh so much more… Keep reading »

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