According to an email obtained by Politico.com, the Obama campaign attempted to find a rape victim to cast in a campaign commercial that would allow the Democratic Presidential nominee to discuss his stance on related issues. According to Politico’s Jonathan Martin:
The Obama campaign wouldn’t detail the strategy behind finding an individual to discuss such a sensitive topic but did suggest the ad may be aimed at underscoring their candidate’s support for abortion rights and ongoing effort to retain those women who backed Hillary Clinton in the primary.
All this has led to discussion over whether seeking out a rape victim to tell her story in order to further a political agenda is appropriate. After the jump, some thoughts from Megan at Jezebel.com and Ann at Feministing.com, as well as my own gut reaction. Keep reading »
Fashionable spies will be carrying these bags next spring since they trick enemies into thinking you’re Karl Lagerfeld himself. [Karl Lagerfeld fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/1/2008] Keep reading »
Well, I did it. A couple of weeks ago, I tied the knot. Got hitched. Became a ball and chain. And got my own ball and chain? People make it sound so weighty. When we got engaged, it did feel huge, like this gigantic life-altering decision that was so…permanent. And it is. I’m not saying it’s not. But you know what? It feels exactly the same as it did before. Yes, it’s still weird to refer to Andy as my husband, rather than boyfriend (never fiancé), and when I called our car insurance to tell them we’d gotten married, they sent us a $13.14 rebate check, which will buy us about four gallons of gas or a week’s worth of coffee, depending on our mood. Keep reading »
Two pieces from Whitney Port’s fashion line are now available at Kitson Online. While certainly more fancy pants and glimmery than co-star Lauren Conrad’s collection, the pieces do retail at a high cost — between $345 and $495. Check out the other dress after the jump. Do we likey? I likey the similar stuff you can buy at Forever 21 more. [Shop Kitson] Keep reading »
This morning on “The Today Show”, Matt Lauer interviewed three women (all between ages 40-60) who still play with dolls. Very, very lifelike dolls. And by play with, we mean they dress them up, lay them in cribs, strap them into car seats, and generally act like they are real babies. Awkwardly weird clip above. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, here are our five favorite comments from last week:
Croutons from “Fans React To Clay Aiken Coming Out”
Last week, Clay Aiken came out and 75 of you had something (mostly supportive) to say about it. Hot damn! So now that Clay’s telling the truth, which one of his fans was willing to be honest too? Croutons, of course, told it like it is:
“OK, but now that he’s out, that means he has to start making music that doesn’t suck.”
Good point, Croutons! We all got caught up in his sexuality, but what really matters is the music. After all, he’s representing the gay community! Keep reading »
Some Hollywood couples have broken up and left us baffled as to why. Of course, there are always rumors, but it’s not often that either party comes out into the open like Meg Ryan did in the October issue of InStyle, saying: “Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful…” (Followed by Dennis Quaid’s response in the New York Daily News: “It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship.”) Now that the mystery about the end of their relationship is sort of solved, we’re hoping a few other pairs will come tell us why they’re not together anymore. Not that we want them back together, we’re just curious.
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