Did you know that in 1954, when Life ran a report showing that kids weren’t learning to read because they found books boring, Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was given an assignment by his publisher to write a book using 250 words from a list of 348? Well, even if you didn’t know that obscure bit of Dr. Seuss trivia, I’m sure you’ve heard of The Cat in the Hat. This most famous children’s story was Geisel’s final product from the assignment, containing exactly 236 words from the provided list, and soaking up nine months of his life. The book launched the decades-long career of Dr. Seuss. And now, slowly but surely, modern media are destroying Dr. Seuss books, one by one.
The Broadway show, “Seussical: The Musical,” was bad enough, but did we really need awful feature film versions of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who?” Now, “The Lorax”—my most beloved of all of Dr. Seuss’s works—is being made into a 3-D flick to be released on March 2, 2012, Theodore Geisel’s birthday!!! He must be rolling over in his grave. [Variety]
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The “fashion comeback” has been on our brains lately, what with the Charles Jourdan revival, the resurfacing of the peasant blouse, sheer tops and the onslaught of ’80s-inspired styles that came to a head with Marc Jacobs‘ Fall ’09 collection (pictured), and that’s just to mention a few. However, Guardian writer Paul Cocozza says we might have everything all wrong. “Fashion doesn’t really do comebacks,” he writes. “It just never properly says goodbye.” Ooohhh, deep!
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Sara Benincasa, who you may remember as The Frisky’s hilarious “Gossip Girl” recapper, is a host on Sirius’ Cosmo Radio, a Sarah Palin impersonator, and a comedian currently performing her one-woman show in New York City. “Agorafabulous” is all about Sara’s experiences with agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that, at one point, kept her confined to her bedroom. I talked to Sara about her disorder and why she decided to write a comedy show about her experience. Keep reading »
A funny thing happened on the way to a party recently. It was a work party for my friend Dave’s venture capital firm. He was going with Mary, his longtime girlfriend who, just a few weeks earlier, he had asked to marry him.
As the couple was about to enter the party, Mary stopped, turned to her fiancé and asked, “Do you think what I’m wearing is okay?”
Dave gave her an appraising look and said, “You look great. But you probably could have worn different shoes.” (Insert collective gasp here.) Keep reading »
“Hi Kristen, I have a problem that I think many women might have. I am a little embarrassed to have my boyfriend see me completely nude. To me my body seems just average I guess, nothing spectacular and certainly not one I would call sexy. However, my guy likes to see me undress and worse, likes to have the lights on during sex! To be fair to him, he has never made a negative comment about my body. On the contrary he seems to like it! I can’t help but wonder though, what is he really thinking when he sees me naked!”—–Callie
What’s he really thinking when he sees you nude? Two words: eye candy. And quite honestly Callie, he’s more than likely not thinking at all! Continue reading…
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What happened to the celebs of the world this week??? Jude Law got himself a baby mama, Roseanne Barr posed as a Nazi, and Lindsay Lohan begged for a chance at reprising Marilyn Monroe’s role in a remake of “Some Like It Hot.” It may take all weekend just to wash our brains out after this one.
All the celeb news you missed this week on The Frisky, and more, after the jump: Keep reading »