Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 2nd 2008

BOOKS

  • The American Wife
    What’s dirtier than a romance novel? A thinly veiled novel about the First Lady and all her juicy indiscretions. From a secret abortion, to vehicular manslaughter, to worshiping the Washington Monument in her husbands pants, this American Wife will remind you of a certain woman in the White House. This novel shows Laura Bush is no married name misnomer as it delves into the protagonist’s predilections. From the soapy sounds of the excerpts we got our grubby hands on, Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld has composed yet another chick lit classic.
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    “The Hills” Have Minimal Thrills

    Every week I wonder why it is that I’m still watching and using coveted DVR space for The Hills. I’m sorry, maybe these girls are more interesting in real life, but NOTHING happens on this show. Last night I watched 22 minutes of Lauren deciding that she and Doug should just be friends. Seriously? Keep reading »

    Love Vandal: Camping Brings Out The Desecrator In All Of Us

    [Photo: Our Emily]

    Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at tips@thefrisky.com. Keep reading »

    Sarah Palin: Will She Step Down As McCain’s Running Mate?

    Thanks to Hurricane Gustav, the Republican National Convention’s “will it or won’t it happen” debate, and Sarah Palin, the media didn’t get much of a holiday this Labor Day, did they? The latter — Sarah Palin, the Governor from Alaska chosen to be Senator John McCain’s running mate — was an especially hot topic this weekend as news broke nearly every hour it seemed with some new revelation. Having spent the weekend absorbing every ounce of coverage on Palin, I woke up this morning with the clear hunch that Palin may end up dropping out of the VP spot this week — but not wanting to rush to judgment, I decided to weigh the various pros and cons of her leaving the race. Place your bets in the comments! Keep reading »

    Romance On TV: Let The “Gossip Girl” Re-Coupling Begin!

    Gossip Girl came back into our lives last night, and since the show is all about the couplings of characters, whether in friendship, love, or sex, here’s a rundown of what the duos were up to in last night’s season premiere. SIDENOTE: Did anyone else have a major problem with the all-too-obvious VitaminWater sponsorship? The brand name was uttered at least three times.

    Serena and Dan
    They broke up in last season’s finale. Serena spends the summer moping by herself in the Hamptons, and even a cute lifeguard couldn’t raise her spirits. Dan becomes a more literary Chuck and hooks up with any slightly attractive female he encounters while interning for his favorite author (he used the internship more to pick up intelligent girls, than to work on his writing). When Dan finally realizes he’s been a jerk and really misses Serena, he goes to the Hamptons to try to get her back. Dan arrives at the party right when Serena is kissing Nate, but after Dan’s two flings throw VitaminWater on him, the two lovebirds make up and all is right in the world. Keep reading »

    From Chanel To YSL: Six Iconic Scents

    With thousands of perfumes currently on the market and countless more constantly launching, how’s a girl to choose? As much as we’re intrigued by the latest in fresh scents and fruity notes, we think there’s no harm in dousing yourself in a classic, timeless fragrance every once and a while. Give old faithful a go; these six scents have been around for decades, and we’re willing to bet they’ll be around for many, many, many, many more. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: David Duchovny Poster Removed From Johnston & Murphy Store

  • Shoe company Johnston & Murphy removed a poster featuring David Duchovny from its New York City store window. The company’s corporate office instructed the store to take it down (following Duchovny’s admission that he was checking himself into rehab for sex addiction). [NY Post]
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    Star Couplings: Lindsay Lohan Declares Her Love Via Social Networking

  • Lindsay Lohan proclaims her love for Sam Ronson on her MySpace blog, dedicating Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble” to the DJ as well. [Perez Hilton]
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    Quickies!: What Were You Wearing The Last Time You Got Lucky?

  • An entire blog devoted to what you were wearing when you got laid. I am really, really into clothes and fashion, but I do not think I could recall such details. [Last Night's Clothes]
  • Helen Mirren reveals in an upcoming issue of GQ that she was date-raped multiple times when she was in school and did not report the assaults to police. She also admits to having done cocaine. [ABC News]
  • Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate, has announced that her 17-year old daughter Bristol is pregnant. Bristol chose to continue the pregnancy and will be marrying the baby’s father. Palin decided to reveal the news to the media (Senator McCain was already aware) after a rumor spread on the Internet that her youngest son Trig was supposedly Bristol’s child. Palin wanted to clear up any rumors so that Bristol’s privacy could be protected. [CNN]
  • Don’t forget to watch! Gossip Girl is BACK tonight! [CWTV.com]
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    Damn You Don Draper: Sex, Mirrors, And Mad Men

    Last night’s episode of Mad Men really pissed me off. Oh, Don Draper, and your wiley, sexual ways. And damn you, Duck, for doing what you did to Chauncey! The episode was all about the two sides to women that men see and the two sides to Don that WE see. While Sterling Cooper works on putting together a new ad campaign for Playtex, centered around every woman have a Jackie (Kennedy) side and a Marilyn (Monroe) side — for the record, according to the boys, Peggy is all Gertrude Stein — Don is in way too deep with Bobbie Barrett. Don is not immune to viewing women through these two lenses as well — while he’s happy to have Bobbie as his whore on the side, when Betty buys a chic new bikini to wear at the pool, Don is quick to demean her as “desperate”. Both sides of Amelia wanted to smack the s–t out of him for that one. Keep reading »

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