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Stumped for a gift for your guy that isn’t GTA4 or the latest 10-blade razor? Have no fear! The Frisky has teamed up with Thrillist to bring you the top guy stuff that doesn’t suck—like this book of cringe-worthy celebrity vinyl! You can thank us after your BF is done thanking you.
Books: Celebrity Vinyl
A case study in unintentional hilarity, this coffee-table hardcover chronicles 3+ decades of famous people who paid people to tell them they sang well. Highlights: a yellow-sweatshirted Scott Baio’s self-titled debut, the Fat Boys/Fridge Perry collab, 5 discs with Travolta in various states of undress, and Terry Bradshaw’s closing track “He’s The Man I’m Looking For” (Lynn Swann? Jimmy Johnson? Oh, the many men of Terry Bradshaw.). Check out some of the covers at MarkBattyPublisher.com and pick up the awful at Amazon.com. Keep reading »
Have you ever been attracted to someone whom you only heard, but had not seen? Well it turns out that through our senses, we are able to judge a potential mate’s health and reproductive genetics–reflected in the symmetry of their body–via the sound of his/her voice. In a recent study, published in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, participants listened to recorded voices and rated the voices based on attractiveness according to nine characteristics, including approachability, intelligence, sexiness and warmth. The researchers found that men and women whose voices were deemed approachable, sexy and intelligent were the most attractive overall. And the voices rated the most attractive were from those whose bodies were the most symmetrical. But a sexy voice and symmetrical body have nothing to do with the attractiveness of a person’s face. And researchers are still unable to objectively quantify a “sexy voice.” [Tango] Keep reading »
Kim Kardashian is the finest piece of ass. But despite the admiration of the populous, the press, and Sir Mixalot, her moneymaker is going under-appreciated. How? Why?! Blame it on her man: Reggie Bush. Dude actually wants her to loose the extra junk in her trunk, her claim to fame. What?! Kimmie girl needs to listen to Beyonce’s Bootylicious on repeat, get some self-esteem, and ditch the douche. He’s clearly not ready for that jelly and as a rule for a media queen, only keep the things that work for you. [Celebitchy]
Posters with inspirational photos and quotes about “success” and “teamwork” don’t make us want to work any harder. No, they just make us think “Who designed this ugly poster?” and “Can’t my dentist hang something more attractive in his waiting room?” Yes, some of us need art that features more direct encouragement (and looks prettier), which is why we’re planning to hang the one that says “Get Your Sh*t Together” in our office. [$40 for 4 or $12 each, OrangeBeautiful on Etsy] Keep reading »
Being a woman of a certain age in Hollywood hasn’t been a desirable thing for a while, and roles tend to be few and far between once supple skin gets a little saggy and wrinkly. However, as much as we obsess over young celebs, it was the more established female crowd that won out in this year’s Emmy nominations. Only one actress nominated for an award, Ugly Betty‘s America Ferrera, is in her 20s. Almost all the Emmy-nominated actresses are older than 40, and those in their 40s are the young ones. Kyra Sedgwick, 42, is the youngest nominee for lead actress in a drama series (The Closer), and Laura Linney is the youngest to be nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie at age 44 (HBO’s John Adams). “People want to tune in to complex, interesting, quirky, unexpected, flawed characters, and that’s across the board, female and male,” said Rachel Griffiths, 39, nominated for Brothers & Sisters. “But the more mature actors maybe have an edge on confidence in terms of really owning those characters. I think as a young woman it’s considerably more difficult to amplify your unusual parts in quite the same way.” Why, because young women’s perky boobs are so distracting? However, it’s still a sad state in the world of movies. Like, WTF, Meryl Streep isn’t even mentioned on the movie posters for Mama Mia!?. However, after reading some of the movie’s reviews, maybe that’s better for her career. [AP] Keep reading »