Hellcats Cram Session: Cheerleader Initiations Can Be Intense

Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.

Tonight’s episode of “Hellcats” is kind of awesome—we’ll get the back story on how Savannah, Alice, Louis, and Vanessa ended up in their blue and yellow uniforms. Oh, and Marti will be officially initiated, which involves … yeah, I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Which brings us to the question: what do cheerleaders generally have to do for initiation? Keep reading »

10 Of Our Favorite Spurned Lovers In Films

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This Valentine’s Day, I think it’s important to pay tribute to all those spurned film lovers out there who didn’t get the boy or girl of their dreams. Some of them made music about it, some of them got sweet revenge, and some went on to find another. However they handled their heartbreak, we remember them. Click through to see our favorite spurned lovers in films.

Helena Bonham Carter Promises Her Oscar Outfit Will Be “A Catastrophe”

“I promise you, I’ll wear the same colors shoes … I have no idea [what I’m wearing] … As my boyfriend knows, it’s right up to the last minute… Can go wrong at any time. It’s probably going to be a catastrophe.”

Helena Bonham Carter on what she’ll wear to the Academy Awards at the end of the month. We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating — we love this crazy bitch. [Access Hollywood] Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Sucks! Yeah, Somebody Went There

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Infographic: This Is How We Rank The Gifts Guys Give On Valentine’s Day

Fellas! Valentine’s Day is less than a week away — how ya holdin’ up? Have you figured out what to get your special lady (if you have one, that is)? No? Hmm. Not to put to even more pressure on you, but seriously, you really don’t want to f**k this up. Valentine’s Day is the most important day ever created for anyone with a vagina*** and you do want to get laid again, right? Don’t worry — we’re all basically single, so we can pretend to be your hypothetical girlfriend for a hot second and advise you as to where on the “expensive vs. cheap”/”romantic vs. lame” scale the V-Day gifts you might be considering fall. We don’t want you to get dumped because you thoughtlessly gave her a weedwacker or a boob job consultation.

[Note to any future boyfriends of mine: I would actually love a Dyson. But I am a clean freak and not your average chick.]

***Sarcasm alert! Keep reading »

A Valentine’s Day Love Letter To Myself

For Valentine’s Day, instead of waiting for love letters that’ll never come — who sends those anymore, anyway? — we decided to practice a little self-love in the name of St. Valentine by writing them to ourselves. We invite you to do the same in the comments. Yesterday Amelia shared hers and today is Jessica’s turn… Keep reading »

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