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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.
At the end of last week’s “Hellcats,” Marti and Lewis finally kissed. Tonight, it looks like they will have some pretty intense makeout sessions. Interestingly, Marti isn’t the first member of his squad that Lewis has dated—he also has a past with squad mean girl Alice.
So, are college cheerleading squads miniature dating services? Keep reading »
Someone in Jersey has been taking notes on the success of the “Sex and the City” bus tour in New York City, because now “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is getting a caravan of their own. Instead of being taken to cupcake shops and Carrie’s stoop, “Housewives” obsessives will be rolled around to the houses, salons, and stores that are highlighted in the Bravo show. The tour will also feature a lunch stop at Caroline Manzo’s The Brownstone, though Caroline insists she is not making a profit from the bus riders. The tour will still cost you $95 per person. For those of us who can’t afford this New Jersey joyride, I suggest getting a car and hitting the landmarks yourself. Or not. [PopEater] Keep reading »
Few patterns signal the start of fall and winter like Fair Isle, Nordic, and Navajo prints. These knit patterns evoke a feeling of getting cozy on the ski slopes or bundling up under a desert night sky. These knits suggest the wearer has traveled to Iceland, Peru, Scotland, and the southwestern United States, so it’s a trend we can appreciate while we navigate urban landscapes and cookie-cutter suburbia. These winter patterns can be shopped at thrift stores, for sure, but check out these 12 cozy knits for inspiration.
Want to go the Lady Gaga meat dress route for Halloween? Well, you can get a Grade A dress even better than Gaga’s, but it will cost you. The New York City meat mavens at the Old Homestead Steakhouse have crafted a gown made of some of the best cuts meat has to offer. For a whopping $100,000 price tag. Keep reading »
I graduated from college two years ago with $115,000 in student loans. I’m paying them off a little at a time, and when I need a reason to drink, I like to play with loan payoff calculators online, which tell me that, if my monthly payments stay as they are, I should be done in about 42 years. Sure, sometimes I wish I had picked a less expensive school, but so do a lot of people, right? What’s done is done, and now I have to pay for my degree, just like everyone else … right? Keep reading »