Quick Pic: Guess That Booty!

A) Bethenny Frankel from “The Real Housewives of NYC” in her Roller Girl costume?
B) Jennifer Beals trying to bring “Flashdance” back again?
C) Kim Kardashian showing off her best asset?
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Has The Word “Rape” Been Stripped Of Its Power?

Confession. Sometimes when I go on a really successful shopping binge at, say, a store like Charlotte Russe, where I literally pilfer the racks of all their amazing awesomeness, I’ll declare, “I totally raped the Russe today.” Yes, raped.

I am not the only person who uses the word “rape” to describe something other than sexual assault. Mikki Halpin says the word is rapidly becoming a popular term within pop culture, from Taylor Kitsch on “Friday Night Lights” using it to describe a bad audition and viewer assessments of Jon Stewart’s critique of Jim Cramer’s financial predictions. She writes:

“Increasingly, rape is used to describe experiences such as a sports loss, a poor score on a video game, or being on the losing end of a business deal. Again, these are all unpleasant experiences, but none rise to the level of what rape truly means.”

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Man-Up: How Men Have Made Me Argue Differently

There have been countless books, situation comedies, songs, and even college courses dedicated to the emotional and psychological differences between men and women. By now, it’s even possible that the similarities between men and women are teetering dangerously on the edge of indicating we’re two completely different species all together. We have completely different outlooks on sex, cars, kids, taking out the garbage, food, clothes, driving, directions, dogs, shoes, money—you name it. But lately, I feel like I have made a sneaky sort of discovery that laughs in the face of Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus; male behavior can rub off on women, and it might even improve us. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Gwen Stefani Says, “Shhh, Don’t Speak!”

Gwen and the No Doubt boys reunited for the first time in years to kick off “The Today Show”‘s summer concert series, and it was kick-ass awesome. [New York City, 5/1/09] Keep reading »

Is Beyoncé In Cahoots With An Impersonator?

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Beyoncé is one busy gal. In addition to promoting her “Obsessed,” she’s trekking across Europe on her “I Am…” tour. She played Vienna on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday scheduled a private tour of the prestigious Albertina museum. Only she didn’t show up. Instead, a Beyoncé lookalike went on the tour and snapped photos with the museum’s director. Meanwhile, the real Beyoncé went shopping. Could Sasha Fierce really pull such a stunt? [AFP via Yahoo News]

It’s hard to say. New reports have emerged that the whole situation is a misunderstanding, and that someone from a local radio station called to arrange the tour of the museum—not Beyoncé—and then sent the lookalike. [E! Online]

Star Couplings: Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Celebrate A Year!

  • Mariah Carey was brought to tears during a first anniversary tribute by husband Nick Cannon. [People] — I’m finally convinced they really love each other and this marriage wasn’t a publicity stunt. Although, I have noticed neither of them has been showing off those name tattoos.
  • Kelis has filed for divorce from Nas, despite being seven months pregnant with their child. [Dlisted]
  • Madonna says the rumors she’s handing off her kids to Guy Ritchie for three months while she’s on tour are rubbish. [Perez Hilton]
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    Star Trek: My Secret Shame Is Suddenly Hip

    I’ve never announced this in such a public forum. I, Amelia, am a Trekkie. When I was 12, I wrote a book (200 pages, single-spaced). A Star Trek book. There was Trekkie friendship and Trekkie romance, and writing it was my outlet at a time when I was very shy and very acne-d. I have gone to not one but two “Star Trek” conventions — although, in my defense, it was my dad’s idea. My first celebrity crush was on Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley on “The Next Generation,” and I wrote him two fan letters. “Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan” is the best of the movies, but I hate “Star Trek: IV,” otherwise known as “the one with the whales.” I still watch “Star Trek” sometimes, when I catch an episode on TV, and no one is around to make fun of me. I have seen every episode of the first series and the “Next Generation” series multiples times, and I think the other series pale in comparison.

    For 20 years, “Star Trek” has been my secret shame, my guilty pleasure. Being a “Star Trek” fan has never, ever, ever been cool. “Star Wars” and “Battlestar Gallactica” have always been for the cool nerds. “Star Trek” was for the friendless losers. But seeing Heidi Klum flashing the “Live Long and Prosper” gang sign at the L.A. premiere of the “Star Trek” prequel movie made me realize something. My secret shame is suddenly cool. And I am annoyed. Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Heidi Klum Tries To Live Long & Prosper

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    Kirstie Alley Is A Hot Mess On Oprah

    Kirstie Alley was a hot mess on Oprah yesterday, dishing about her “humiliating” weight gain after she appeared on the show in 2006 in a bikini. She told Oprah that her weight started ballooning after she moved her gym equipment into her garage and turned the empty space into a dining room. Hmm … Maybe not the smartest move, Kirstie. When asked how she felt after seeing Valerie Bertinelli, Kirstie’s replacement as a Jenny Craig celebrity spokesperson, in a bikini on the cover of People a few weeks ago, Kirstie responded that she was inspired to lose weight and beat her. Oprah reminded her that being in shape isn’t a competition, and Kirstie replied: “That’s what people say when they’re gaining weight.” She also told Oprah that she has created her own weight loss program and has lost 20 pounds in the last five weeks. Opes was understandably skeptical and said, “Twenty pounds in five weeks? How did you do that?” To which Kirstie replied with a smirk, “I’ll tell you later.” Oprah, I’m sure, can’t wait to hear all about it. When Kirstie announced that she plans to be in ripped shape by November, just six months from now, Oprah looked her up and down and said she couldn’t let her make an announcement like that on national TV. “OK, fine,” Kirstie replied, “February, then.” (And, of course, you can follow her success on Twitter). So, there you have it, folks. Expect a major weight loss to coincide with the launch of Kirstie’s new magical program sometime early next year. Yo-yo dieting: it’s not a PR move, it’s a lifestyle. Keep reading »

    Off To The Vibrator Races

    I really couldn’t tell you what’s going on here, as I don’t zpeakah dah doytch, but apparently someone got bored one afternoon and decided to see what happened if you scrounged up two vibrators, attached small wheels to them, and raced them down a track. Oh, you Dutch. So zany. We’ve posted about quite a range of vibrators here at The Frisky — from the one you can stick in your computer to the one that’ll cost you $2,000 to the one that you might already have and not know it — but this is the first time we’ve posted vibrators that could participate in an Olympic event. What will they think of next? Vibrators that pick up the check? [Gorilla Mask] Keep reading »

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