Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

“The question of Betty Draper’s motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this. And I know it’s easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We’re all here because of women like that. We’ll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being TV writers.”

— Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men” creator, defending Better Draper’s parenting skills. It’s unclear whether the “we” in “we’re all here because of women like that,” refers to writers, TV writers, entertainers, or, literally, everyone. I’ll speak for myself and say I am not here — as a person, a woman, a wife, or a writer — because of a woman like Betty Draper. My mother, like everyone else, isn’t without her flaws, but if she raised me the way Betty is raising her children, I think the only place I’d be right now is in serious psychotherapy. Weiner went on to say, “People must see a lot in themselves, or they wouldn’t be reacting so strongly [to Betty]. I guarantee one thing: If she weren’t so good-looking, they wouldn’t have a problem.” Uh, it’s not her beauty that’s disarming people. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Rene Furterer’s “Naturia” Dry Shampoo

I really hate blow-drying my hair. The time. The discomfort. The general dissatisfaction with your non-professional job. Yet for me, blow drying is an absolute necessity thanks to my weird genetic makeup which gave me a mop of crazy curly hair on the top and straight hair beneath that. So I try to get away with washing my hair every other day (sometimes more if I can swing it). I’ve tried dry shampoos in the past and never thought they worked very well. I guess I just never found the right one because I recently discovered Rene Furterer’s “Naturia” dry shampoo, which has changed my beauty routine. Keep reading »

Oct. 18: What Are We Wearing Today?

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Well, hello there, fall. Nice to finally see, er, feel you. There’s a chill in the air and the wind is whippin’ our hair à la Willow Smith. What did we wear today? Find out, and don’t forget to {encode=”whatareyouwearing@thefrisky.com” title=”send us”} your outfit photos and details for our Friday roundup!

Eva Longoria Can Rap

VMAs, shmeeMAs. The EMAs, the MTV European Music Awards, are where it’s at. Eva Longoria is hosting, and I’m kind of digging her busting out her rap skills in this promo. What do you think? [People] Keep reading »

Chilean Cheater Offered $100K To Be Spokes-miner For Infidelity Site

Last week, Chilean miner Yonni Barrios charmed the world when he emerged from being trapped for two months underground and headed straight into the warm, loving embrace of his mistress, Susana Valenzuela. Now the Tiger Woods of mining has been offered a $100K contract with the infidelity-promoting website AshleyMadison.com, to be the Spanish-speaking spokesperson in ads and on TV. Keep reading »

11 Celebs Talk About Turning 30

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As far as I’m concerned, my life began when I turned 30. In the months leading up to my big b-day, I was dreading it, but once it happened it was like a someone took a magic wand to my life. When I try to explain it, I just can’t find the right words. It was like I was able to let go of all the expectations I had about my life and just live it.

But Kim Kardashian, who turns 30 on Thursday and celebrated her birthday this weekend, isn’t sold. “I have mixed feelings. Sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I’m turning 30,’ and I’m freaking out. Like, it sounds so old,” she said. “And then the other half of me is like, I feel so accomplished and it’s really no different than 29.”

Have no fear, Kim. After the jump, more celebs talk about turning the big 3-0. And almost all of them love it.

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