A Trophy Wife? You May Be SOL

You thought you had it all figured out. Marry a rich guy, you’ll never have to work, and you can spend the rest of your life shopping. Unfortunately, the global recession has thrown a wrench into your well-crafted plans. Now that sugar daddy bank accounts are shrinking, trophy wives are discovering they may be s*** out of luck when it comes to living the good life. In the UK, a trophy wife named “Katie” finds out she’s going to have to cut back on her mani-pedis and seaweed wraps — not to mention having her black AmEx snipped in half. “You loser!” she screams at her husband. “You’ve destroyed my life!” Trophy wives are becoming “Toxic Wives,” as their love for their significant others dwindles in tandem with their hubbies’ bank balances. Divorce rates are rising, and “for richer, for poorer” no longer applies. One wealthy husband turned to his wife in the middle of the night and asked her if she’d love him if he lost everything. Her reply? “F— no!” As it turns out, most toxic trophy wives aren’t leaving their husbands to join the work force. They’re looking for new rich men to replace the newly poor ones. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Quickies: Jessica Biel’s Stripper Movie Trailer

  • Jessica Biel’s stripper movie trailer is out. It’s called “Powder Blue,” which is the worst name we’ve ever heard, but it looks kind of good. Maybe? [Buzzfeed]
  • Man invents robot girlfriend. Creepy. [Asylum]
  • Who stole Tom Cruise’s Blackberry?! Xenu wants to have a word with you in his spaceship! [DListed]
  • Don’t like our trips on how to hook up at a holiday party? Then try these. [Lemondrop]
  • Ugh. You might as well support that loved one who’s been laid off. [Dear Sugar]
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    This Year’s Up-And-Coming Search Terms

    Google recently released its “2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist” lists of the fastest rising search terms, which are the terms that have seen the biggest increase in searches from last year. In the U.S., the top 10 fastest rising terms are:

    1. obama
    2. facebook
    3. att
    4. iphone
    5. youtube
    6. fox news
    7. palin
    8. beijing 2008
    9. david cook
    10. surf the channel

    Kind of says a lot about our country, doesn’t it? At least American Idol David Cook is #9, not #1. Just for fun, we took a look at what people were searching for that brought them to The Frisky. Check them out, after the jump…

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    “Twilight” Sequel News: Save Taylor Lautner!

    Now that Catherine has jumped off the “Twilight” bandwagon and dragged Emily down with her, Annika and I are holding down the fort for “Twilight” fans on The Frisky. I finished the fourth book, “Breaking Dawn,” this weekend and am super sad about it. To get over my melancholy, I’m catching up on my “Twilight” movie news! First, Catherine Hardwicke, the “Twilight” director, is out for the filming of the second film in the series, “New Moon.” I’m actually pretty relieved about this, because as much as I enjoyed watching the movie, including all the campiness, I do think there were lots of rushed moments and poorly shot scenes. I hope they replace the screenwriter as well — I know they had to condense the storyline so that it wouldn’t be an absurd four hours in length, but I felt like grazed over important bits that made the love story “believable.” No word yet on who is going to direct “New Moon,” but the guy who directed “About A Boy” and “The Golden Compass,” Chris Weitz, is supposedly among the contenders. Keep reading »

    Carrie Fisher Brings The Crazy To “The Today Show”

    Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia from the “Star Wars” franchise, was on “The Today Show” this morning promoting her new memoir “Wishful Drinking.” She had some hilarious little anecdotes about her life growing up in Hollywood, including being told, repeatedly, by Cary Grant not to do acid. I personally loved the moment when she corrected Matt Lauer, who called her mom and dad, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, the “Brad and Angelina of their day.” She said, “Actually, they were the Brad and Jennifer Aniston. Liz Taylor was the Angelina,” referring, of course, to Taylor breaking up their marriage. I also loved that she sat in her chair all folded up, like a Shaman. Clip above! Keep reading »

    10 Biggest Celebrity Fashion Trends For 2008

    Every year we look to celebrities for fashion inspiration, and 2008 was no different. Some celebs veered a little too far left of what is fashionably acceptable and others hit the target. Even if you didn’t commit to any of the following trends, you can’t deny that they made statements in 2008. Keep reading »

    Poll: Should The Pill Be Available Without A Prescription?

    The British are testing out a pilot in London that could make it so women age 16 and older wouldn’t need a prescription to get birth control pills. If the pilots are deemed successful, birth control would then be made available over-the-counter. Since what happens in the U.K. usually happens in the U.S. a few years later, I think we can expect that this will be a subject that will begin to be debated in the next few years. So what do you think? Keep reading »

    12 Things We Can Thank Gay People For!

    Across the country today, a lot people called out of work, not because they’re sick, but because they’re queer. It’s A Day Without A Gay! This boycott hopes to show the gay community’s strength in the face of Prop 8 and other anti-gay marriage bills that passed back in November. It’s days like these that truly remind us how much we idolize our gay friends, relatives, and heroes. It got us thinking…what would happen if they called out of work every day? After the jump, 12 things we would have missed out on if gay men and women weren’t a part of our society.

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    Crave: Retta Le Ritz Stationery

    Sure, e-mail is convenient, but there is something to be said for a hand-written note. They’re classy, meaningful, and come on, who doesn’t like getting real mail?Just remember, the stationery you use sends a message. This lemon-patterned paper by Retta Le Ritz looks like it’s made from beautiful, vintage wallpaper and is so gorgeous, you almost don’t want to write on it. [$20, Retta Le Ritz] Keep reading »

    The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Start Flossing

    Dental hygiene is important, people. If you don’t wash your face for a while, you might sprout a few zits. Those go away in time. If you stop brushing your teeth, they might fall out. Tooth loss is forever. Use the next 21 days to develop a habit that will keep your chompers in business. If you’re lazy like me, try dental flossers, which even come in the shape of dinosaurs! Plaque is not sexy. Floss. Keep reading »

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