It should come as no surprise that for all the obsessing we do about Ryan Gosling, baby pandas, Grumpy Cat, Karl Lagerfeld, Chavril and the endless array of Be My Boyfriend candidates, The Frisky is most inspired by the work of the many rad women we look up to. There are so many pop culture heavyweights and high-powered newsmakers who show us how its done and inspire us with their achievements every day. Naturally, of course, we each have our favorites. With that in mind, each Frisky staff member was tasked with choosing and submitting their favorite rad and inspiring woman — okay, a few of us got to pick two — for nomination, along with a photo of herself and a blurb about why they chose the woman they did.
And now we want you to vote for your favorite of the 10 women we’ve chosen.
The poll will remain open for two weeks — until April 22 — and, at that time, the woman with the most votes will become, effectively, our Rad & Inspiring Woman of the Year.
So what do you say? Will you tell us who you love, too? Vote now! Keep reading »
Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” series, where she offers advice to young women, is great and all. But can we all agree they’d be so much better with her adorable ginger son Abel Arnett divebombing in to say hello at the end? [Crushable]
Look, I can’t really explain what’s going on here, except that you will see a lot of fake pubic hair, and Nick Offerman’s buttocks. Allison Brie says “pussy” a bunch, too. This is supposed to be a promotional trailer for a movie called “Somebody Up There Likes Me.” But this is not safe for work and maybe not safe for … life. But Amy Poehler’s in it, so watch! [YouTube]
Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity who just lost it on a paparazzo: Tina Fey just told a photographer to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Gasp! Tina! We didn’t know you knew that language! Some obnoxious paparazzo was following Fey on the street in New York City and asked her, again, about Taylor Swift’s recent quote in Vanity Fair magazine indicating she’s upset about the joke that Fey and Amy Poehler made at the Golden Globes. Tina Fey already responded about it earlier this week, and then responded again, but this paparazzo kept pushing it. And I guess Tina Fey took a page from The Alec Baldwin Book Of Actorly Surliness and had enough. “Go fuck yourself! Get a job, dude,” she was caught on video saying. She then chats with a fan and tells him, “Go fuck yourself” once again. It all got caught on video, which has since been taken down from E! News. Werk, publicists! Aww. Poor Tina. To be fair, there is a mess of snow out there and everyone’s a little bit cranky. [Huffington Post] [Image: Splash News]
Once upon a time at the Golden Globes, hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made a little joke at Taylor Swift’s expense. It wasn’t even an especially mean joke, really, but it still poked fun at Swift’s reputation for getting around. “You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son,” they said, as the camera panned to Swift’s that’s-not-funny face. Fox himself even weighed in on it. (He later apologized.) There were rumors that Taylor Swift was upset about all the negative attention — who wouldn’t be? — and it turns out she took comfort in an unlikely place: the wisdom of Katie Couric.
In her new Vanity Fair profile, Swift was asked about how she deals with “mean girls,” which everyone is assuming is a reference to Fey and Poehler (but not Katy Perry, who has behaved like a snot towards Swift as well, if blind item gossip is to be believed). “Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Swift told the magazine. “Because she said to me she a heard a quote that she loved that said ‘There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ (Which is actually a quote from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.)
Cue 6,000 headlines screaming that Taylor Swift has told Tina Fey and Amy Poehler that they’re going to hell.
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Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler star on “Parks & Recreation” together and they’re also friends in real life. This past weekend, the gals went out with Rashida’s sisters and mom to celebrate her birthday, and this amazing picture was the result. “Ain’t nobody fresher than my m-f’in clique.” So true.
Did you guys catch “Parks and Recreation” last night? SPOILER ALERT (that was already ruined by the headline, sorry): Leslie and Ben got married! In true Leslie fashion, the wedding came together at the last minute in a whirlwind of excitement and expertly delegated tasks. Leslie asked her BFF Ann to make her a dress based on the “sensuality of Eleanor Roosevelt combined with the animal magnetism of Leslie Stahl.” An hour later, Ann delivered this fabulous lace and newspaper creation, featuring articles and memos from Leslie’s illustrious career. God, could this show get any cuter? Check out another pic after the jump! [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Amy Poehler may be one of the funniest women ever — not to mention mom to my favorite big serious baby, Abel Arnett — but she also strikes me as one of the more sincere celebs in Hollywood. One of my favorite things about her Ask Amy video advice series is how genuine and thoughtful it is. She’s still funny, but giving the best possible advice she can comes first. In this episode, Amy responds to a girl who’s having hard time saying she’s apologizing to her mom. Amy stresses the impact of saying sorry not just on the recipient but on the apology-giver as well, and that, like anything, it takes practice.
Suck it, Tina Fey! Feck off, Lena Dunham! Amy Poehler is here to write the greatest book in all the land. HarperCollins is publishing a memoirish “illustrated, non-linear diary” promising “true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons.” Uh, hello? Amy Poehler’s entire life is a life lesson: be best friends with Tina Fey, make adorable ginger babies, work with Adam Scott. Her book deal terms haven’t been disclosed, but whatever her publishers paid Miss Amy, it’s not nearly half as much as its worth. We must sit on our hands until 2014 for this masterpiece. Start your countdown clocks now. [AP] [Photo: Splash News]