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NYMag.com put together a special Twitter Approval Matrix to show where famous oversharers fall on the Insightful, News-Sharing, Insipid, and Navel-Gazing Grid. Many of those the Frisky follows (for research purposes, of course) were included, and, for the most part, we agreed with their assessments. Julia Allison and Spencer Pratt are insipidly navel-gazing? We totes co-sign that tweet! Rachel Maddow is news-sharing and insightful? That’s no surprise. But poor Megan McCain — she’s news-sharing, but despite her best efforts, she’s also insipid. Keep clicking for sample tweets.
People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue is always kind of predictable. George Clooney. Angelina Jolie. Halle Berry. Yeah, we know they’re exquisite.
But this year, People named Christina Applegate their most beautiful person. To be sure, Christina is gorgeous—we’ve loved her since she was Kelly Bundy on “Married With Children,” in “Samantha Who?” and on Broadway in “Sweet Charity.” More recently, we were inspired by Christina’s diagnosis of breast cancer at only 36 and her brave choice to have a preventative double mastectomy [CNN]
As we rifled further through this year’s People, we kept loving their good-lookin’ picks. Sure, there are the usual genetically-blessed suspects like Angelina and Halle, a mess of “90210″ teens, and the “Twilight” kids. But we counted over a dozen women of color, a half dozen women over 40, and loads of book smart and pee-your-pants funny women who exemplify what beauty is. You know, beauty that reflects all the colors, shapes, sizes and differences of real life.
The Gossip’s chanteuse Beth Ditto let Superdoll Collectibles give her the Barbie treatment to promote her line for Evans, a plus-sized clothing chain in the UK—and here she is!
We’re psyched the Beth doll will be stage-diving at a rock show while Barbie’s back at the Dream House, doing her nails and mooning over Ken. But it’s rather annoying that Beth-the-Doll is a slimmed-down version of Beth-the-Singer. Real life Beth has belly rolls and wears wackadoo kabuki makeup; she doesn’t have pristine skin or sexy Barbie doe eyes.
As Big Fat Deal put it, “Beth Ditto’s supposed dolly doppelganger has all of her thigh dimples lipo’d away. So close and yet, so far.” We’re not saying the doll’s got to have cellulite—although that would make us feel better about ours. It’s just that the doll Beth looks, well. plastic. [Vogue UK via Big Fat Deal] Keep reading »
I love a bargain, and I try not to pay full price for anything that goes on my body or hangs from the crook of my arm. So, the day Amelia invited me to join Gilt Groupe, a members-only, designer sample sale website, was one of the best days of my life. How did I, a woman who prides herself on being able to find a bargain in a haystack or jumbled Loehmann’s rack, not know about it? I pondered this question for about a half-second because you have to be fast on Gilt to beat the other 999,999 members. Some people probably wonder why (and how) Gilt is causing such a frenzy, especially in a recession. But I’d ask those same people: Why not? Keep reading »
You know how every time you serve cheese at a party, and people are like “This is good! What kind of cheese is this? Wait, what kind of cheese is this?” Well, with this slate cheese board you can write down the names of your cheeses in chalk and all will be enlightened. This bistro set comes complete with board, chalk, and knives shaped like mice. You supply the fromage. Too squeakin’ cute! [$69, VivaTerra] Keep reading »
Carla Bruni has flipped more than her hair. A computer containing private photos of France’s First Lady has been stolen. Apparently, the pics are from the oh-so-sexy years she spent with her baby daddy, philosopher Raphael Enthoven. Other hot shots of the former supermodel/singer have surfaced from that period, and there were plenty of nudies. So, it’s no wonder Carla and hubby French President Nicholas Sarkozy are on pins and needles over the whereabouts of that purloined PC containing even more secret pics. What could be in those precious snapshots? We Frisky gals have a couple ideas. Keep reading »
“Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” star Billie Piper looks more like a busted Billie Holiday with that bouquet in her hair, but we are excited our favorite whore is taping a new season of Belle du Jour’s sexcapades. [London, UK, 4/29/09]
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While heartache pretty much sucks — especially the kind you can’t seem to get over — it can be a great learning experience. After the jump, the top 10 things you learn when you’re heartbroken. Keep reading »