YouTube video contests can yield some, um, interesting results (like this dance video, set to ‘N Sync’s “Tearing Up My Heart”, which was submitted to a Swiffer contest). So, when I came across the winning video for 1-800-Flowers’ Greatest Love Stories contest, I skeptically pressed play. Rapper TraPhik’s winning entry is pretty awesome. He rhymes about how he falls in love with a girl who comes into CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) to apply for a job. He brings her a Shirley Temple (that delicious drink made of ginger ale and grenadine syrup) and a bag of cookies, and after a few phone calls to Cupid, they end up making out in the back room at work. [YouTube and TraPhik on MySpace] Keep reading »
We’re not super sold on the other half of Scientology’s hottest couple, but there’s no denying that Mrs. Cruise has got some fierce fashion sense. Keep reading »
I’m being kind of stalked right now. Not in a scary way, but in an annoying way. A guy that I had a dalliance with many years ago has made a career change from bartender to candidate for a rather high position in state government. A few months ago he messaged me on Friendster, alerting me to his campaign and checking in on how I was. Ever since then, I’ve been included on his campaign’s mailing list and the emails have not stopped. Nearly everyday I am reminded of how he is a real Democrat for change, but what I’m really reminded of is how I once took him to Banana Republic to help him pick out shoes to wear when he saw his ex-girlfriend again. I am alerted to the five new endorsements he has received, but the real alert is the subtle nausea I feel over the fact that he was uncut. Here is the problem — even though I want the guy to win because his intentions seem good, I desperately want to be deleted from his mailing list so the bad memories from my single life go away. But how can I do that without seeming cruel… or like a bad Democrat? Any advice? Keep reading »
Itâ€™s been a long time since the tush got the push it deserves. Sir Mix-a-Lot unleashed â€œBaby Got Backâ€ 15 years ago and J.Loâ€™s assets have been put into child-rearing, leaving a crack in the market for someone to slip into. Luckily there’s plenty of love for the gluteus maximus on another coast — The Ivory Coast. Everyone, from nightclub fly girls to footballers during the African National Cup, has been shaking their part in the latest dance craze: Bobaraba. The signature bootie bumping move was inspired by the beat of a song by DJ Mix and DJ Eloh and the dedicated dancers know that when it comes to bobaraba, bigger is better. So, while there is a wealth of products that help deflate your rear on the American market, both women and men in Africa have been buying up backside increasing injections and creams. Although, the butt botox has doctors worried because no one knows whatâ€™s in the rump enhancing recipe and it could potentially be unsafe. But that hasnâ€™t stopped anyone! Just check out this video and what itâ€™s doing for the derriere. [BBC]
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There are times when I struggle being a person of limited height, i.e., when I want a box of cereal on the top shelf at the grocery store, when I need to replace the battery in my smoke alarm, or when I want to kiss a guy who is 6’4” and I’m not wearing heels. It’s tough being a bit of a shortie, and I’m a girl, so I can only imagine what men must go through, especially when it comes to dating.
On last night’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Joseph, 5’8″, struggles to find a woman who would date someone shorter than herself. Well, Joseph is most likely not 5’8″. Guys lie about their height more than they lie about the size of a particular body part. In our opinion, the problem with Joseph is not that he is short, or even that he lies about his height, but that he sees himself with a tall, model-esque woman. We have nothing against short guys dating tall girls — hello, Tom and Katie, not to mention every guy who dates a model or a Williams’ sister — but the fact that he’s ruling out the possibility of dating a short woman is disturbing, mostly because I don’t want anyone ruling me out. [Bravo] Keep reading »
George Clooney just keeps getting tastier. Weâ€™d like to give this former ER doctor mouth to mouth! Especially now that heâ€™s been immortalized in jellybeans. The already edible Clooney was appointed to the United Nations Peace Envoy in January, but now the tall dark and handsome actor/director/activist has had his essence captured in a tasteful portrait commissioned by the Jelly Belly Company. The artist, Roger Rocha, used 10,000 morsels to recreate Clooney in multi-colored yumminess. At the end of the month, the candy Clooney will be donated to a charity of Georgeâ€™s choosing. Does a new, up-and-coming webzine count as a charity? [People] Keep reading »
Dear Randy, Paula, and Simon,
Seriously, how dumb are you guys to give up on Josiah Leming, a guy who actually writes his own (amazing) songs, sings Mika’s “Grace Kelly” as an audition song, has the adorable look that teens (and, um, women) will go crazy for, and has a voice that channels some of the most popular bands making money today? And you actually let through that kid with the hair-band highlights? Out. Of. Touch.
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Kathleen Turner, the sexy 50-something Golden Globe winning actress, is best known for her gravely voice. She has starred in Peggy Sue Got Married, War of the Roses, Romancing the Stone, and even lent her voice to femme fatale Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Now, the accomplished actress has turned both director and author. Her first New York production, the Pulitzer-prize winning Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, opened on Valentine’s Day to rave reviews from the likes of The New York Times. And her sassy memoir, Send Yourself Roses, has just been released to equal praise. In it, she dishes the dirt on her co-stars — like Burt Reynolds, whom she calls “just nasty” — but she really throws the book at herself. She curses like a sailor and used to drink like one too. But she has beaten back the system, fought her way to sobriety, and now is smarter and stronger than she was even as a young, athletic starlet. As Elton John says, the “Bitch is Back” and we here at The Frisky predict sheâ€™ll have a bestseller to show for it too! [Amazon] Keep reading »