The Possibility Of Wrinkles, Not Cancer, Gets Women To Quit Smoking

The irony is that vanity is what gets a lot of us ladies to start smoking. We take it up most likely ’cause we think we look sultry while puffing away, or we like that lighting up keeps us from snacking so our jeans look sexier on our rumps. Well, according to a study just published in the British Journal Of Health Psychology, said vanity is perhaps the most effective tactic for getting women to quit smoking, too. Staffordshire University researchers used state-of-the-art age progression technology to show 47 women, between the ages of 18 and 34, what their faces would look like in the future if they continue to smoke. The horrifying sight of smoking-induced wrinkles on their future faces prompted two-thirds of the subjects to vow to quit. Keep reading »

What Was The Best Sex You Had In 2010?

As 2010 edges to a close, dirty minds like mine think not of the resolutions I failed to follow through on. No, I reflect back on when, exactly, was the best sex I had all year. Was it that night in the hotel room in upstate New York? Anytime after I brought home a new water-based lube? That time he did that thing which I think might be illegal in Texas?

I want to say my best sex moment was when Amelia gifted me with a brand-spankin’-new Trojan Vibrating Tri-Phoria vibrator, which was sent to her at the office. It has eight settings — yes, eight! But I think if I said my best sex moment came from a vibrator, my boyfriend would be pissed. So I’ll say the best sex this year was pretty much anytime we did the magical “scissors” position. (How do I explain this one? He lies on his side and lifts one leg up like scissors opening vertically, while you lie on your back, spread your legs like scissors opening horizontally and put his thingy in your thingy. It’s an AMAZING position, at least for me!)

Because I’m nothing if not nosy, I checked in with other Frisky writers to find out what was their best sex of 2010. Our dirtiest deed deets, after the jump: Keep reading »

Yoko Ono Opens Up About John Lennon’s Death

Thirty years ago on December 8, John Lennon was killed outside his home in New York City. In the January 2011 issue of Esquire — the “Meaning of Life” issue — Yoko Ono, his widower, reveals what she’s learned since his murder.

She opens up about John’s “negativity,” her friend Jackie O, her son Sean being biracial, and even her experience of widowhood, telling Esquire, “I started to see what a test it is to be a widow in this society.” After the jump, five things from her Esquire interview that you may not know about Yoko Ono. Keep reading »

Carnie Wilson is Fat. So What?

“I’m fat as f***, what can I say? You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.”

—Ex-Wilson Phillips-er Carnie Wilson on her recent weight gain. Carnie famously had her stomach stapled to shed some pounds, but then had the staples taken out. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Usher Possibly Caught Cheating & A Bunch Of Celeb Couples Break Up

  • So rumor has it that the reason Usher had to cancel the Virginia leg of his tour last week was because his girlfriend, Grace Miguel, discovered he was sleeping with a backup dancer. [Media Takeout]
  • Elizabeth Hurley has confirmed her split from husband Arun Nayar. [Starpulse.com]
  • David Thewlis, who plays Remus Lupin in the “Harry Potter” movies, and his wife of nine years, actress Anna Friel, have split up. [PopEater]

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Dita Von Teese To Commit Striptease

“CSI” just got a whole lot edgier. The show has confirmed that burlesque super star Dita Von Teese will guest-star on a January episode of the show. She will play an old-Hollywood, femme fatale type who gets up close and personal (striptease per chance?) with Sanders, played by her real-life friend Eric Szmanda. “Her character is absolutely unlike what she seems. Prepare to be tantalized and tormented,” says the executive producer. Oooh! It’s so “Black Dahlia.” The film noir plot possibilities are endless. I shall be watching. [EW] Keep reading »

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