A funny thing happened while watching last night’s premiere of “Hellcats
,” the new TV show based on my book Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders
. Yes, I got a little giddy seeing my name flash onscreen in the opening sequence. Yes, I found my hips shaking during the cheer scenes and Aly Michalka’s awesome “Flashdance”-esque dance round the living room. And, yes, I totally got chills in the final scene where the squad saunters toward the entrance of a cheer competition. But I was surprised at just how much I loved Ashley Tisdale
in the episode.
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A while ago, I posted Britney Spears on the cover of POP magazine, dressed manga-style like a bride in a series of vignettes at least partially inspired by artist Takashi Murakami. Now, Fashion Gone Rogue has the full story about which I know not what to say other than: “What the French?” Or, alternatively, “What the anime?” Why is homegirl wearing a bathing suit, a bridal veil, and a backpack? Is she getting married underwater? Someone help me out here, please. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
I didn’t understand the point of jeggings until recently. I had assumed they were just super-thin jeans that suffocated the legs. I was not a fan of the trend, but I think I may have been jaded by the early iterations that trend-driven stores sold next to their hosiery. The legwear was so cheap it didn’t even deserve a hanger and was packaged like a pair of tights. I like leggings, but couldn’t bring myself to wear imitation jeans. Good thing I found out I was so wrong about jeggings. And I have Jessica Simpson to thank for this revelation. Keep reading »
Guys, things are bad — Mercury has been in retrograde since August 20 and our junk is all messed up. The sheer destructive power of Mercury’s seeming backwards motion can throw everything into a tizzy, especially in the communication department. Four times a year, when Mercury makes its reverse move (for a terminally long three-week period), it seems as though relationships spontaneously combust, fights happen at the drop of the hat, and your emails and phone calls stop making sense.
There’s good news though — Mercury is supposed to exit retrograde on September 12. We’re in the home stretch! And if you can make it through the next few days without murdering your boyfriend or alienating your best friend, you’re golden! That’s why we’ve created a handy list of things you can do to get through this crappy time. And tell us how has Mercury in retrograde been mucking up your life? Keep reading »
Hey, you guys are really cool. I mean, super duper cool. And we’re betting you do some pretty interesting stuff — especially for work. So we want to know: when you’re not hanging out in the Friskyverse, what is it that you do for a living?
Is your job really different? Super weird? A nontraditional job for a woman? Or are you studying something that’s really inspiring or exciting? We want to know all about it — and we’ll feature you in an upcoming special series devoted to the cool jobs you do.
So if you really love your job, send me an email and tell me all about it! Keep reading »