A couple in Illinois ran for the border recently when they mistook Taco Bell for wedding bells. Caragh and Paul Brooks got engaged on New Year’s Eve and because they like Taco Bell so much, they decided to get married there. The bride wore a $15 hot pink dress, employees decorated the restaurant with streamers and balloons, and a friend of the couple was ordained online and administered the vows while wearing a T-shirt. “It’s appropriate,” groom Paul Brooks said. “It’s an offbeat relationship.” The couple met on a dating site when Caragh Brooks was still living in Australia and Paul was in Illinois. Excited that they already shared the same last name (no fees for a name change!!), the couple emailed back and forth and talked on the phone for 9 months before Caragh moved to the states. “We have the same brain, just in two bodies,” Paul Brooks said. (Um, is that like having half a brain each? ). “We think alike in virtually every manner. We have the same interests, viewpoints.” Those same interests include, it seems, Taco Bell and cheap weddings. The entire cost of the ceremony was $200, which begs the question: just how many Double Decker Tacos did guests munch on? [9News.com] Keep reading »
A forthcoming biography of legendary Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown, Bad Girls Go Everywhere, will reveal how the “Queen of Cosmo” finally got the axe after 32 years. Despite being a target for at least a decade, as circulation slipped, in the end it was her comments about sexual harassment and AIDS that led to her being forced to step down. Her damning comments after the jump. Keep reading »
Is it just me, or is this VW ad … creepy? Copyranter reports this odd Volkswagen campaign was birthed in Lebanon, where a “new brood of Beetles was apparently only available by ‘special delivery.’” I guess they have some pretty big auto-wombs over there. It sure looks like it’s going to hurt coming out, doesn’t it? Copyranter suggests that if this ad ran in the States, people would have conniption fits. What do you think? Does this image make you want to buy a VW Beetle — or glue your thighs together forever and ever? (You can eye the ad in jumbo-size here.) [Copyranter] Keep reading »
“Thank God you’re not with him anymore.” My friend rolled her eyes. “I don’t know how you dated him.”
Whoa. What? My friend’s distaste for my now ex-boyfriend was news to me. How my family and friends feel about the person I’m dating is almost as important as how I feel about him. So if my ex had been so unpopular with my inner circle, why hadn’t someone said something before?
Whether or not to clue a friend or family member into the fact that her significant other is lazy, noncommittal, mean, a couple sandwiches short of a picnic, or dealing something shady out of his basement can be a delicate situation, but it doesn’t have to end your relationship. Keep reading »
In “I’m Fat, So?!” last week, I totally dissed The Sun’s ridiculously stupid “Big Girl’s Guide To Sex.” It was full of backwards tips about how to look thin, as if skinny always equals attractive. But seriously, YAY for all the supportive comments from you lovely Frisky readers about the post. And since, I smack talked the talk, now I’m going to walk the walk — or, rather, do the do! Here are my very sexy tips on how to show your man that you like your body no matter your size, so he can return the favor.
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The hearing to confirm Sen. Hillary Clinton as the next secretary of state began today. And although Clinton isn’t facing much opposition, she fielded many questions regarding issues affecting the United States. Here’s the gist of what Clinton had to say… Keep reading »
Starring Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson
Against my better judgment, and the groans of many, many people I respect and whom I want to respect me, I saw “Bride Wars” on Sunday afternoon. [With me! What? I'm not ashamed. -- Editor] Everyone who has seen the trailer and or merely read the title knows exactly what this movie is about. Trust that it goes no deeper than that.
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Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, according to People.com. Seraphina is the “feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant ‘fiery ones.’” Might the little girl have red hair? The name may not be in line with what we predicted — colored, floral, or elderly in nature — but her two middle names are. Rose is, duh, a flower and a color, while Elizabeth is about as traditional a name as you can get. Anyway, congrats on getting a name baby! [People] Keep reading »