Amy Poehler’s awesome “Ask Amy” advice series takes a more somber turn in this week’s episode, in which she addresses how we can better cope with all the violent images we’ve seen this week. How can be balance wanting to stay informed without impacting our own mental health or contributing to the exploitation and grief of those who have lost loved ones?
“I’ve been looking at photographs that have been really hard to take. And I’ve been thinking about what these images do to our brain and to our heart. … I wonder if we could soften our hearts and minds and our eyes? If we could give our eyes a break and see things in a different way? To see things by reading about them or talking about them or listening? Be okay with letting some things rest in peace. … I love you, Boston.”
Such thoughtful, wise words. [via Buzzfeed]
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]