Vogue’s Beyonce Cover, Racist?

Some folks have gotten their panties in a bunch over Beyonce’s cover for the “Shape Issue” of Vogue. Beyonce is one of only five black women to grace the cover of Vogue since it was founded in 1892, but blogs like Jezebel and Sociological Images think the magazine was being sexist and racist by putting her on the cover. I agree to some extent, but not for their reasons. Keep reading »

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Age of Dissonance

I have so many questions as I sit, rapt, through the intro to Monday’s night episode of “Gossip Girl”: Would Dan boink Ol’ Teachy McTeacherson again? Would Serena’s breasts push free of their restrictive corsetry and finally take over the entire screen with their golden magnificence? Would Chuck take his custom-made Saville Row pants off and dance for me and me alone? Keep reading »

Seven Ways To End A Relationship

A recent article from Men’s Health lays out 16 ways a guy can save his relationship with his lady, most of which are remarkably idiotic. While I agree that talking to your girlfriend rather than you best buddy about your relationship (#8) is probably a good idea, I’m worried that the other 15 suggestions are just leading men down long, lonely roads of cold shoulders and sexless nights. After the jump, a few of the so-called relationship-savers that sound especially destructive. Keep reading »

Crave: Hollywood, Mon Amour

The French have an uncanny ability to take anything and make it chic — just think about how cute they look toting loaves of bread under their armpits! On Hollywood, Mon Amour, Nouvelle Vague producer Marc Colin takes songs from ’80s movies — “Take my Breath Away” from “Top Gun,” “Don’t you Forget About Me” from “The Breakfast Club,” etc. — and has various singers record them in a way that sounds sexy but simple. After listening to Yael Naim’s rendition of “Flashdance What A Feeling,” you will never again associate that song with oversized, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts or Jennifer Beals’ fancy footwork. [$13.98, Amazon.com] Keep reading »

Seven Leztastic Lesbian Publicity Stunts

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What do you do when your show’s ratings are slipping/your career is tanking? Duh. You go lesbo for five minutes. “Desperate Housewives,” deep in its fifth season slump, hoped a little girl-on-girl smooch would reel in ratings, so Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria Parker swapped spit in Sunday’s episode. We’ll soon see if it worked. “I’m a great kisser,” Eva Longoria Parker told Us Weekly. “She was not supposed to kiss back, so [Hatcher] was kind of just there, and I had to do all the work.” Progressive social commentary or skanky publicity stunt? No brainer. Keep clicking for our favorite desperate lesbian moments.

Psst! It’s Our Birthday!

The Frisky turns ONE today! Yay US! And yay YOU, for reading our lil’ site, commenting like crazy, and helping to make this such a great destination for women. In honor of this momentous occasion, check out what you, our dear readers, have been obsessed with for the last 365 days, according to the most read stories from The Frisky’s first year. Keep reading »

This Is Why I Love This Is Why You’re Fat

Let’s face it. Most websites suck. Doncha think? Generally, I especially loathe those wear-their-gimmick-on-their-sleeve sites, the ones that were created just so someone could get a book deal. But I love me some This Is Why You’re Fat. It’s hardcore, wet and sloppy, extreme, take-no-prisoners, get down and dirty food porn. And I, for one, cannot get enough of it. If you’re looking to drool over photographs of the most over the top food assemblages ever created, this is the omnivore pornography for which you have spent your whole life waiting. Co-created by Frisky contributors Richard Blakeley (of Gawker) and his girlfriend, Urlesque‘s Jessica Amason, this is the next food movement — 21st century shameless gluttony! — waiting to happen. After the jump, a few of my obscene favorites. Keep reading »

French Don’t Want Sex Toys In Recession

Contrary to what’s going on here in the U.S., sales of sex toys, massage oils, and other kinky stuff have declined in France, according to vendors at Big Eropolis, an erotic fair near Paris. Attendance has been about the same as last year, said the fair’s organizer, but visitors are buying less. “We always managed to sell [customers] two or three items,” said a vendor. “Now, alas, they leave with one single item. We feel the impact.” To some visitors, the decline in sales didn’t make sense because people tend to like having fun at home during a recession, which is why sex toy sales have jumped in the U.S. Maybe the French are just more ingenious than Americans and don’t need toys? Or maybe there has been a spike in banana and cucumber sales, instead. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Natasha Richardson: Conflicting Reports On The Actress’ Condition After Her Skiing Accident

In what is certainly a very tragic story, multiple conflicting reports have hit the web about the actress’ condition. We’ve listed them, and their sources, but as soon as a confirmed report from her family and/or representatives is released, we’ll let you know.

  • Time Out New York is reporting that the actress has died as a result of her injuries, citing “sources close to Richardson’s family and friends.”
  • Perez Hilton initially posted that Richardson had been declared brain dead, but that post is gone and instead he is reporting that the actress has passed away.
  • The Huffington Post says that the actress is brain dead.
  • TMZ says the actress has been flown to a new hospital.
  • As of 1:45, both People and Us Weekly had not reported any news of the actress’ passing and have only reported that she is hospitalized in serious condition.
  • TMZ says that Richardson is sedated and that her brain is swelling, but she is not brain dead. I have to say, all this coverage of her condition is gross. I know I’m participating by posting it here, but when major new outlets are saying someone is dead, before any official statement has been made, well, that’s how bunk rumors are spread and I’d like to make sure you’ve got the real info. So yeah, that’s where things stand. I’m not gonna post any more info on this until someone says something official and truly hope Richardson pulls through. Gonna go wash my hands now.
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    Slideshow: Supermodels Over 35

    Nearly 40, Claudia Schiffer is lookin’ good on the cover of the April issue of Vogue and we have to admit, it’s nice to see a friendly face- not to mention an adult one. In an age where models seem to be getting younger and younger, Schiffer is part of a trend of talented women breaking through the ageist industry and proving they’re as sexy and valued as ever! As Schiffer tells Vogue, i“All of my friends are my age and we are all aging at the same time. We talk about it and moan, but it doesn’t bother me.” And we highly doubt any man could complain about this knock out! Seriously, the confidence of these sexy models, who are not teenagers anymore, are beating the odds of a highly critical, looks based business. Thanks to the women in this slideshow, true beauty is something we all can achieve at every age.

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