Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.
Tonight on “Hellcats,” naked pics of squad co-captain Alice are leaked on the interwebs and quickly became the most-viewed pages on Lancer University campus. So how realistic is this plot? Unfortunately, extremely. Rebecca Manns of the University of Louisville knows first hand what this is like. When dirty photos of her ended up online in 2007, she quickly became the most Googled name of the week. Keep reading »
Sorry, ladies, but the Paycheck Fairness Act is no more. Senate Republicans filibustered the bill and Senate Democrats fell two votes short of the 60 needed to put it to an up-or-down vote.
Generally speaking, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed in the House of Representatives in 2009, would have made it easier to seek damages over pay discrimination based on gender. The Paycheck Fairness Act also would have ensured employees aren’t retaliated against for seeking out info about what their colleagues get in their paychecks and would have created a new grant program to strengthen negotiation skills in girls and women.
Alas, it was not meant to be. Keep reading »
This bunch of tabloids is all about defining sexy. People is back again with its “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, which is pretty self-explanatory. In Touch is asking if mothers can stay sexy, using Kendra Wilkinson as its research guinea pig. And the rest of the mags all have their own projects trying to explore this topic, too. Obviously, it is all very scientific, but don’t worry — I got your SparkNotes. So sit down, read on, and get ready to be educated. Ha!
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Are your zombies flabby, out of shape, and stuck in ’80s fashions? Well, whip those undead Freds into shape with this zombie workout! Side note: Man, I miss my hair crimper. [Everything Is Terrible
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“I’m playing high school. I’m not one to flash my business. It’s a little racy.”
—Chord Overstreet of “Glee” explains his rationale for turning down a $100K offer from Playgirl. Guess he’s not as easily impressionable as Levi Johnston? [People] Keep reading »