“Hellcats” Cram Session: Cheerleaders Playing Football?


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,” Savannah, Marti, Alice and the crew throw on their sweats (finally, some ample clothing), smear on some eye black, and play flag football against their arch nemeses on Lancer campus—the women’s volleyball team.

I know what you’re thinking—cheerleaders playing football? But you’ll be surprised to know that this plot line is very real. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Can’t Handle Too Much Female Energy

I am 25 years old with lots of girlfriends and a sizable collection of purses. Reunions with old pals usually involve squeals or hefty grins and, yes, cute bunnies make me go “aww.” For some girls, these moments of elated feminine energy are non-stop, but I can only take small doses.    

A former tomboy, at 13 I was jumping in mud puddles (still am), and at 18, I was wearing torn jeans with paint spots. It wasn’t until I was 21 that I learned how to walk in high heels. Keep reading »

Hot Sex With Zack Morris, Anyone?

Did anyone happen to catch Zack Morris, I mean Mark-Paul Gosselaar, on the latest episode of “Weeds”? Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) goes into an empty bar in Podunk and encounters a hot-as-s**t bartender. I was gawking at my TV screen trying to figure out who the hottie was slinging those beers. It wasn’t until he had her bent over the bar and was behind her smacking her ass with a ladle that I realized, Holy crap! That’s Zack Morris! Somebody’s not in high school anymore. That scene was almost too hot for me to watch. Too bad his wife found out about their little fling. I was hoping for him to become a recurring character. Keep reading »

Hold That Latte, Lady! Extra Pounds Could Chop $13K Off Your Salary (But Dudes, Go Right Ahead)

You know you’ll get penalized at work if you stumble in every day of the week at 11 a.m. hungover. Who knew your salary would be penalized for binging on those Mallomars in your desk, too? An analysis of two studies, one tracking over 11,000 Germans and one tracking almost 12,000 Americans, found women who clocked in at 25 lbs. less than the group norm pulled in over an average of $15,000 more per year more than women of average weight, while women who weighed 25 lbs. more than the group norm earned an average of $13,000 less than women of average weight. Boys, the opposite is true for you: thin men earn less, but a guy actually rakes in more dough as he packs on the pounds, up until the point he becomes obese. Ah, the joys of sexism. Keep reading »

What If Eric Stolz Played Marty McFly In “Back To The Future”?

So, apparently, Eric Stolz was originally cast as Marty McFly in “Back to the Future.” And the footage has surfaced. Director Robert Zemekis and producer Steven Spielberg decided after five weeks of filming that Eric just wasn’t making the magic happen as Marty. So they started over with Michael J. Fox. Good call, because the movie turned out just right. No offense to Eric, who is a great actor (he scared the crap out of me in “Mask”); he just may not be as funny as Michael J. Fox. Or look as adorable sitting in a DeLorean. [NY Post]
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Mind Of Man: Regular Men Don’t Wear Skinny Jeans

I can’t wear skinny jeans, because I have beefy man legs, mighty logs of muscle and sinew, the end product of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. Ancient man spent his days running from prehistoric beasts, jumping with simian fury and squatting around the fire. Here’s a short list of the men who can wear skinny jeans: Iggy Pop, The Pumpkin King, moody beanpoles with eating disorders and those with unusually narrow pelvises. If you own and wear a cape or a top hat, you can wear skinny jeans. If you need skin-tight pants that hug your hips, then do as Batman does and wear tights. Regular men should not wear skinny jeans.
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