Gift For Gab: The Best Comments For The Week Of July 9, 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week in this column, we shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell us your favorite comments of the week below. Keep reading »

Crystal Renn Says Her Uber-Skinny Photo Was Photoshopped

If you get caught Photoshopping a beautiful, healthy, full-figured woman to look like a twiglet, you should have one of your fingers chopped off. And I think supermodel Crystal Renn will agree: she told Glamour magazine she was “shocked” to see startling photos of her posing for a Fashion for Passion promotion, looking far, far skinnier than her size 10 or 12 plus-size model frame.

These pics were especially troubling given Renn’s hellacious bout with anorexia while trying to be a “straight size” model, which she described doing battle with in her recent memoir, Hungry. Rest assured, Renn has not re-developed her eating disorder. Instead, it’s just that Photoshop has struck again. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rachel Maddow Ridiculed On Radio By Louisiana Senator

  • Speaking on a radio show this morning, Louisiana Senator David Vitter made a joke about how MSNBC host Rachel Maddow looked like a woman “a long time ago.” (Maddow is openly lesbian, wears her hair short, and favors a more masculine way of dressing.) Sen. Vitter was on Rush Radio 99.5 in New Orleans discussing a high school photo of Maddow which has been making the rounds. The host said that Maddow looked “like a woman” in her high school photo and Vitter laughed and said, “Must have been a long time ago.” [Washington Post]
  • The Vatican has clarified a statement they released yesterday regarding de-frocking priests who have committed sex abuse. The document also stated “the attempted ordination of women” as priests was a serious crime within the church, but the Vatican has responded today to clarify it did not mean ordaining women was as bad as pedophilia. [Reuters]

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Win This! 50th Anniversary Edition Of “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Earlier this week marked the 50th anniversary of the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. In the past half-century, Scout, Jem, Atticus and, of course, Boo Radley have charmed millions of readers (if not necessarily high school English classes) with their tale about coming of age, family, and racism in the South. I can’t be the only one who was inspired as a kid by spunky Scout and her wild imagination! This summer, libraries and book clubs around the U.S. and Canada are celebrating the 50th anniversary, so be sure to check out events in your area.

WIN THIS! We’re giving away one copy of the special 50th anniversary edition of To Kill A Mockingbird, plus a new companion book, Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Years of To Kill A Mockingbird, a collection of interviews with famous authors on how Harper Lee’s novel influenced their own work. But you have to work if you want them! In the comments, tell us which was the most memorable book you read in high school English class and why by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, July 23. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

[Images: Barnes&Noble/Harper Collins] Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Inception,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “The Concert,” “Kisses,” “Valhalla Rising”

Now that the summer has really set in, you’re probably changing three times a day because you’ve already sweat through your last ensemble. If you’re like me, you’re psyched for fall when all the ragamuffins are back in school and you can pull your sweaters out of their moth balls. But right now, it’s too hot to eat. Or sleep. Or roll over and turn on the fan. But it’s not too hot to see a movie. And this week, you’ve totally got to see “Inception.” And also “The Concert” and “Kisses.” And maybe even “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” I don’t really care if you see “Valhalla Rising” or not though, ’cause that one looks creepy. Keep reading »

A First Look At Janie Bryant’s “Mad Men” Collection

Though Janie Bryant’s “Mad Men”-inspired collection for QVC isn’t set to launch until the end of September, a few preview pictures just hit the internet in order to fuel our desire to dress like Betty Draper. Of the five items, there’s a selection of two jackets — one of which is reversible — and a variety of accessories, all ranging in price from $25.50 to $107. Between the pill box hat, scarf, jacket, and purse, one thing’s for sure: Janie’s already infused a healthy amount of animal print in the line. And while the selection doesn’t include the most original clothing items we’ve seen when it comes to ’50s-inspired design, it’s certainly easier to buy new rather than deal with the hassle of cleaning that goes into purchasing vintage. Check out more pictures after the jump! [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

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