Hangover Helpers To The Rescue!

This holiday season, there’s a pretty good chance a few of us may find ourselves nursing a hangover or two — not that I’m going to point any fingers (cough-Amelia-cough-me-cough-pretty-much-the-whole-Frisky-staff-cough-cough). And if your hangover is the result of a party you’ve thrown, probably the last thing you want to take care of the morning after is cleaning up and fetching yourself some grub. Lucky for folks who live in Boulder, Colorado, they don’t have to! That’s because for $15 per roommate, Hangover Helpers, a couple of genius University of Colorado grads, will come to your house with breakfast burritos and Gatorade and clean up your post-party mess. Hangover Helpers is the brainchild of Marc Simons, who started cleaning up homes after parties a year ago when he was looking to make a little extra cash. His high school pal, Alex Vere-Nicoll, soon joined him and voilà!, their business was born. Now, how soon until they expand to the east coast? [via Time.com] Keep reading »

Snoop Dogg Performing For Prince William? 10 Celebrity Bachelor Parties

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Lamar Odom spent his bachelor party with a pair of douches: Joe Francis and Scott Disick. But that didn’t seem to spoil his night of dinner and clubbing in Los Angeles. There were no girls gone wild, but he did hear a special song — “I Run NY” by 50 Cent. None of this sounds very fun to me, but Lamar was reportedly “grinning from ear to ear” and that’s all that matters. [Us Weekly]

The Toxic Atmosphere While Filming “Black Swan”

Black Swan,” the ballet thriller which opens this weekend, looks like it’s going to be two things: A) amazing and B) deeply twisted and disturbing. So it’s hard to imagine that life on the set—helmed by director Darren Aronofsky, the dude who brought you “Requiem for a Dream”—was all kittens and rainbows. But as more information gets out about the atmosphere on set, it sounds even more intense than I’d imagined. After the jump, tales from the making of “Black Swan.” Keep reading »

Would You Wear: The Monocle Necklace?

Here’s the type of thing that we’d put on one of our “things we’d like to bring back” lists … if we were doing “Things We’d Like To Bring Back, The 19th Century Version.” Of course, right off the bat, anyone who wears a monocle glass around their neck is going to be labeled as some sort of fauxhemian going for the antiquated and obsolete because you’re just cool like that. (You still use your VHS and Walkman to look cool so why wouldn’t you use outdated eyewear technology?)

So what say ye, good fellows and ladies, to the monocle look? [The Curiosity Shoppe] Keep reading »

7 Chubby Celeb Men Who Slimmed Down

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Well, well, well … a new record and some time away from Pete Wentz, and Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump is suddenly svelte and trim. The formerly plump singer dropped a bit of weight in advance of the release of his solo project and now he looks like every other sad emo boy.

And he’s not the only famous dude who’s dropped pounds. After the jump, six more chubby celeb guys who’ve whittled themselves down.

One Columnist Argues That Marriage Is Still Important … To Kids

In this week’s Boston Herald, op-ed columnist Jennifer C. Braceras suggests that while adults might think marriage is becoming unnecessary, kids definitely need the institution. She supports this idea with statistics from a recently published Pew Research Center study, conducted in coordination with Time magazine. Braceras highlights the study’s (unsurprising) finding that single-parent households are at an economic disadvantage compared to two-parent households — for example, with the statistic that in 2008 the household income of married adults was 41 percent higher than single adults — and Kay Hymowitz’s book Marriage and Caste in America, which analyzes how children of single moms are “less likely to succeed academically and more likely to suffer from substance abuse, commit crimes and have children at a young age.”

OK, so there are several facts to support the theory that living in a two-parent household has a more positive effect on kids’ success than living in a single-parent household. Got it. But does a marriage certificate matter? Thoughts? [Boston Herald via Time] Keep reading »

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