Girl Talk: Friends With Benefits? I Don’t Think So

Not long ago, I met a guy that reminded me of that sexy NPR storyteller Ira Glass. Instantly, I fell in nerd-love with this doppelganger. After dating for a while, though, we realized we had only one thing in common: sex. So we decided to be friends with benefits. According to a Michigan State University study, sixty-percent of college co-eds have been involved in an FWB relationship, and plenty of my thirty-something girlfriends were doing it to stay satisfied, so I figured I’d give the laid back, no-romantic-attachments approach to getting laid a whirl. A year later, faux-Ira and I still hang out and hump. After our most recent rendezvous last weekend, I began to wonder what I’m doing. What are the real benefits to friends with benefits? Sure, now I have an in-case-of-sexual-emergency-hit-Glass-lookalike. At the same time, I’ve started to realize my situation is causing me to question the meaning of friendship, challenging my chances at romances, and wobbling my emotional stability. Keep reading »

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Watch The First Five Seasons Of “Nip/Tuck”

We may be “Gossip Girl” fanatics, but there is a duo on TV that put Blair and Serena to shame, and that would be Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy. Before their return in January, you need to get hooked on “Nip/Tuck.” Despite the gore factor (which, trust, you get used to) this is the sexiest show on television. Not just a show about plastic surgery, “Nip/Tuck” is much, much more; drama, sex, murder, sex, scandal, sex, mystery, sex, you get the picture. Plus they have hilarious and wonderful guest stars — catch up on all the episodes online or through Netflix.

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“J**z In My Pants” = Our New Jam

Last night’s digital short on “Saturday Night Live” was a music video for the song “J**z In My Pants” from Andy Samberg and his “band” The Lonely Island. Molly Sims, Jamie Lynn Sigler and, honorary “SNL” cast member, Justin Timberlake, make appearances too, and it is gross/hilarious/highly groovy. Keep reading »

Seven Scandalous Spouse Stealers

Sneaking around on your spouse is all the rage in Hollywood. Just this weekend, Angelina Jolie, openly admitted she and Brad Pitt fell in love while he was still very married to Jennifer Aniston. Ouch! But she wasn’t the only one messing around in tinsel town. Téa Leoni has allegedly been messing around on David Duchovny with Angelina’s ex, Billy Bob Thornton? Oh, the incestuous web celebrities weave! Alas, in Hollywood, cheating the camera isn’t just an acting technique, but off-screen it can get a whole lot trickier. More, after the jump…

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Top Ten Celebrities Who Should Not Have Had Cosmetic Surgery

Something really sad happens when one of your favorite stars decides to have plastic surgery to remain “looking fresh.” More often than not, the first cosmetic procedure is never the last. And celebrities seeking a more youthful appearance can often end up looking like strange versions of their previous selves. Keep reading »

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 »

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