Britney Spears’ “Circus” Music Video Debuts

Britney Spears’ circus-themed video for, uh, “Circus,” the second single of her latest album, is now online. I think it’s hot, but what’s up with the big ol’ product placement shout out to Bulgari at the beginning? Did Brit get to keep those baubles when the video shoot was done?

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The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Try A New Recipe

My BF has been trying to persuade me to cook for him lately because he often cooks for me. I’m not really interested in cooking, so I know it would mean a lot to him if I made the effort. I’ve decided to prepare this recipe for vegetarian lasagna because it fits all his dietary restrictions. I’m thinking I’ll make it for his birthday dinner in January. But first, I’ll have to try it on a guinea pig a.k.a. Mom this month. I think you should also try a new recipe this month because a dish of food is always an appreciated gift at a holiday party. Check out these excellent recipes if you’re looking for something new.

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Feel Better, Bettie!

Pin-up legend Bettie Page is in the hospital following a heart attack on Friday. Page, 85, is considered critically ill and is reportedly in a coma. She’s actually been in the hospital for a few weeks, being treated for pneumonia, but her condition took a turn for the worse following the heart attack. She’s best known for being photographed in various states of undress and for posing in bondage-themed photo shoots, but she’s been out of the public eye for years. She’s battled mental illness and became a born-again Christian. Our thoughts are with you Bettie! [NY Times] Keep reading »

The Frisky Gift Guide: Don’t Forget Your Manners

‘Tis the season to shower the people you love – and, of course, get a little soaked yourself — with pretty wrapped packages. While giving and receiving can be oh so joyful, it can also create a serious amount of stress and anxiety. Puzzled about who on your list actually deserves a present – and who’s better left off? Concerned about whether you should be honest with your Mom about the horrendous handbag she gave you? Unsure as to what kind of gift is appropriate to give your brand-new girlfriend of six weeks? As you prepare to play Santa or Hanukkah Harry this holiday season, consider the advice of Dallas Teague Snider, founder of Make Your Best Impression, a business protocol and etiquette consulting firm, and Diane Gottsman, Director of The Protocol School of Texas. After the jump, find their guidelines for grateful holiday gift-giving – and receiving…

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Poll: Which Gown Should Michelle Obama Rock To The Inauguration Ball?

Women’s Wear Daily commissioned dozens of designers to sketch gowns for Michelle Obama to wear to the Inauguration Ball on Jan. 20. Every designer is dying to dress this budding style icon, but some of the proposed gowns were downright fugly. So we culled our top 10 picks and decided to leave the decision to the people. This is a democracy, after all. Keep reading »

The Frisky Gift Guide: Home Sweet Home

The holidays are a great time to buy the people in your life items that add to their homes’ ambiance and convenience. For example, my mom came over for Thanksgiving and brought her turkey baster, and it was so busted that I am totally buying her a new one for Christmas. Likewise, I hope she buys me a new comfy, cozy throw for my couch, because I am cold. Right now. And don’t forget to check out everything else in our amazing Gift Guide 2008! Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For December 6-7th 2008

I’m really excited about all the classic movies coming on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday. It’s been ages since I watched “Little Women.” The Sci-Fi channel is re-airing “Tin Man” on Sunday, in case you missed it last year. Zooey Deschanel plays Dorothy in this made-for-TV adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz.” Also, I’m excited about “70′s Fever” on the History channel because I swear I was born in the wrong time. Studio 54, here I come. Oh, but hold the cocaine. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Wants To Get Closer To God

  • Jessica Simpson wants to become religious scholar. What inspired her? A documentary about the Da Vinci Code! Her father, a former-minister, must be kind of insulted. [The Sun U.K.]
  • Condom preference says a lot about a man. [College Candy]
  • The Mary-Kate Olsen pregnancy rumors are still on? Really? People, she’s a twig. It’s just not possible. [The Superficial]
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    Fake It With A Phone Call!

    On a bad date with a guy who insists on impersonating Austin Powers? Stuck in a boring blah, blah, blah kind of meeting? Got a friend dragging you through every store in the over-crowded mall? Well, now you get out of whatever hot mess you’re in with a fake phone call! Both Blackberry and iPhone customers can now download applications which you can set to “call” you at convenient times, provided the perfect escape. If you have a Blackberry, check out the choices here. If you’re packing an iPhone, you can download a couple applications at this site. You’ll be able to select when you want to be called or, with some programs, even text-messaged. I can’t wait to use this feature when my uncle’s creepy neighbor will undoubtedly corner me at their annual Hanukkah party! Thanks to my tech savvy friend Steve, who showed me the magic that is “faking it” with a phone call, I feel safer this holiday season than ever before. Maybe I won’t need to drink so heavily this year to avoid all the awkwardness…just kidding, I really do wish I could get an egg nog drip! But this fake phone call application will certainly ease my social pressure pain year round. Keep reading »

    The Frisky Guidebook: The City Of Love

    As the romance capital of the world, Paris has the authority on many sexy things. After all, they did give the world couture dresses, Catherine Deneuve, and, of course, French kissing. Here are our suggestions for getting down in the city of love.
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