The Witches Of Eastwick Swoops Onto The Small Screen

ABC has hired one of the writers from Dawson’s Creek, Maggie Friedman, to recreate the 1987 classic, The Witches of Eastwick, into a new TV pilot. We’re so psyched — and not just because we’ll be saving the movie theater ticket price! Just like the film, the TV adaptation will be loosely based on the John Updike book about three women who were stuck, jilted by their husbands, in the same small New England town. Together they use some womanly wizardry to summon up a man to satisfy them, but he’s (of course) more trouble than he’s worth. Now, the original cast was slammin’: Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon, and Jack Nicholson. But since the teen drama is totally BACK — hello, Gossip Girl and 90210 — which teen TV queens can hold a candle up to the spell they cast today? We here at The Frisky have some suggestions:

  • The Devil, originally played by the irresistible Jack Nicholson, has some big sexy shoes to fill. It’s gonna take a guy who’s so seductive, he’s evil. We’re thinking Gossip Girl’s bad boy, Ed Westwick because he can make women do anything — even like plaid short-shorts on a guy. Plus “Westwick does Eastwick” makes a great headline. Come to think of it, “Westwick Falls In Love With The Women Of The Frisky” does have a certain ring to it too…
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Love Vandal: Down Under

We dream of going to Australia, so it was awfully nice that reader Kelsey sent us this photo from Watson’s Bay. [Photo: Kelsey Wesson]

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 »

Click & Tell: Your Breakup Options

Sure, more than 20 million people visit an online dating site every month, but how many do you actually want to meet? And then after you do come face to face with the few you deem worthy, how many of those do you want to keep seeing? If your experience is anything like mine, you know that the second number is small — heck, it might even be zero. So, after you’ve gone out with someone you’d rather not have to feign interest in, you have a couple choices. Keep reading »

Real Chick Lit: Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Chick Flick

Without question, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink were my earliest primers on love, dating and relationships. With the help of these flicks, I learned that hot chicks could be both wicked smart and nice (Say Anything), that all blonde, popular girls were bitches who eventually got their comeuppance when they were dumped/passed over by the hot guy for the interesting, quirky girl (Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink) and, of course, that slightly loner-ish dudes (Say Anything’s God-like Lloyd Dobler) made way better boyfriends than meathead football studs (with the exception of Sixteen Candles’ Jake Ryan, however).

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The Daily Squeeze: Zara Vs. Gap, A Real Invisibility Cloak, And Madonna’s Tour Costumes

  • Despite only having stores in 24 U.S. cities, Spanish fashion chain Zara has moved ahead of Gap (which has at least one store in every city and suburb) in sales. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
  • Scientists are one step closer to creating a real-life invisibility cloak! Will people use it for good or spying in the girls’ locker room? [BBC]
  • Madonna’s gettin’ classy for her “Sticky and Sweet” tour, with Givenchy Couture designing two of her outfits. [AP]
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    It’s Britney, Bitch: Spears To Make A Comeback At The 2008 VMAs?!

    Britney Spears filmed two promotional spots for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, alongside host Russell Brand (from Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Though she’s nominated for an award (Best Female Video for “Piece Of Me”), the pop star, who is recovering from, uh, a rough year, won’t be making a “comeback” performing at this year’s award show on September 7th. Last year, Britney made a serious fool out of herself, sleepwalking through an atrocious performance of “Gimme More”, an event which signaled months’ worth of head-shaving, umbrella-wielding, psychotic breakdown-ing mayhem. But she seems so much better now, like the Britney we know and love! Last year it seemed like MTV set the star up to fail, hoping she would falter for ratings’ sake, but we think she should come back this year and knock some socks off. One more promo, after the jump… [MTV] Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Tom Cruise Lets Katie Wear The Pants, Er, Heels

  • Katie Holmes rocked a pair of serious heels, standing next to (and towering over) her husband Tom Cruise at the premiere of Tropic Thunder. Maybe they do have what is takes to last… [Perez Hilton]
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    Quickies!: Lynne Spears Has Parenting Advice For You

  • The author of The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right got married! Again! [NY Times]
  • Lynne Spears shares her vast knowledge of bringing up respectable and responsible young women in Through the Storm. [Candy Kirby]
  • Lingerie for pregnant women in the United Kingdom is unacceptable. [Tango]
  • The first recorded use of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477, but engagement rings have a much more extensive history. [Tango]
  • Which would you rather find in a guy’s bathroom: a gimp mask or a Goatee Saver? [Daily Bedpost]
  • Stella McCartney went ballistic when her lingerie was used in an ad for a London boutique that deals exclusively in fur. [Jezebel]
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    10 Fall Movies We Can’t Wait To See

    While we enjoyed some of the films from summer movie blockbuster season (Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants! Step Brothers! The Dark Knight!), we hated others (yuck, Hancock) and are looking forward to a new crops of flicks this Fall. Here are the ten we’re highly anticipating.

    Twilight Release date: December 12

  • Why we’re psyched: Fans are totally psyched about the novels, so the film has to be good.
  • What could go wrong: It’s hard for vampire movies to avoid being campy and predictable.
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    Monday Menage: The Men Of Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express, the latest comedy from writer/producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin), opened over the weekend. While the reviews considered it a heist caper, to us, it was a bromantic comedy featuring James Franco, Seth Rogan, and Danny McBride. Foxy Franco was briefly, but satisfyingly, shirtless, and readily able to express his bro-on-bro love to his buddies. Seth Rogan, on the other hand, never stops being adorable. He spends the film in a suit and then saves the day wearing nothing but tighty-whities and striped knee socks to the knee. Fresh meat Danny McBride is the new funny man making the rounds in Hollywood. You can catch more of him in action next in Tropic Thunder, which opens this weekend. But forget the fight sequences and car chases in this flick, as these three gentlemen espoused fart jokes, we swooned. Keep reading »

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