Posts tagged "australia"

Hugh Jackman Is People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”

So, People has spoken, and they’ve chosen “Australia” star Hugh Jackman as 2008’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” Jackman certainly is a hot piece — we like the tan, rugged look he sports in the movie — and he has that magical ability to play fey just as well as he plays macho. The proof is i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2008

Nicole Kidman On Falling In Love For A Movie

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman appeared on “Oprah” yesterday to promote their epic love story “Australia”, directed by Baz Luhrman, out Thanksgiving weekend. One of the most interesting moments came when Nicole described how intently she devotes herself to portraying a love story, implying that during those moments in filming that she trie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: George Clooney, Dylan McKay, And Female Condoms

George Clooney’s character in “Burn After Reading” is a sex addict. The sex toys from the movie are now selling out in stores. [NY Post]
Dylan McKay will not be returning to Beverly Hills. Though he’s been asked to make an appearance on the new “90210,” Luke Perry won’t reprise the role. Move on,…

Catherine Strawn / September 19, 2008

No More Playground Fun: Australian School Bans Cartwheels

If I could still do a cartwheel without hurting myself, I would. Just watching Shawn Johnson do those amazing gymnastic-tastic moves at the Olympics made me hearken back to a time when I would spend recess walking on my hands without worrying that my shirt was covering my face instead of my mosquito bites. Sigh,…

Simcha / August 26, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Idol On Broadway, Hallmark Stores, And Money For Abortions

American Idol alum Ace Young will join the Broadway cast of Grease September 9 playing the part of Kenickie. [AP]…

Catherine Strawn / August 26, 2008

Australian Mayor Wants Ugly Women To Move To His Town

The mayor of Mount Isa, a mining town in Australia, is encouraging women with sub-par looks to move to the area, because he thinks they’ll find happiness there. According to Reuters, the mayor was quoted in the Townsville Bulletin last week, saying of Mount Isa, “Quite often you will see walking down the street a…

Catherine Strawn / August 18, 2008

Love Vandal: Down Under

We dream of going to Australia, so it was awfully nice that reader Kelsey sent us this photo from Watson’s Bay. [Photo: Kelsey Wesson]

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at tips@thefrisky.com.

Catherine Strawn / August 12, 2008

Stem Cells: Regrow Your Own Perfect Body

Want to be wrinkle-free with a rack like casaba melons? You could be pretty forever, thanks to the fountain of youth that are stems cells. Australia just lifted its ban on cloning embryos in the hopes that this research will have many cosmetic, and not just medical, benefits. In the U.S., the National Cancer Institute…

Simcha / June 30, 2008

Poll: Is Technology A Part Of Your Sex Life?

A study conducted by author Joan Sauers for her new book, Sex Lives of Australian Women, found that 20 percent of Australian women have admitted to having a sexual encounter in an internet chatroom. “As a society, we increasingly rely on technology to get the job done, whatever the job is,” she writes in the…

Catherine Strawn / June 30, 2008

Australian Man’s Life Is Worth $2 Million On eBay

The Australian man who said he was going to auction off everything in his life, including a few friends, after a bad breakup opened up bids on eBay yesterday. The reserve price was $500,000, but bidding has gone as high as $2.2 million. This guy will probably make a huge profit on his possessions, and…

Catherine Strawn / June 23, 2008

“Freemale” To Be You And Me

Cougar, spinster, playgirl, bachelorette. So many slang terms all mean the same thing: a single gal who lives on her own and on her own terms, like Kylie Minogue (chart topping dance hits and spandex booty shorts not required). But a new word has been coined in the U.K. and Australia: “freemale”. A freemale…

Simcha / June 9, 2008

Thank Kylie Minogue For Your Mammogram!

Kylie Minogue, who just turned the big 4-0 last week, has made women want to wear more spandex, sing at the top of their lungs, and dance like there’s no tomorrow. She’s beaten breast cancer and has also proved that Billboard hits aren’t the only charts she’s been affecting. Since openly talking about her battle…

Simcha / June 5, 2008

Men Want To Marry Virgins

FHM magazine in Australia conducted an online poll of 57,000 men, and 28 percent of them said they hoped to marry a virgin, while 41 percent wanted to marry women who had five sexual partners or fewer. The survey respondents were mostly college-educated, employed men in their late 20s, which makes me wonder, if Australia…

Catherine Strawn / June 2, 2008

One Small Step For Gay Couples Down Under

Australia has always seemed like a cool place to me, and now, in the gay community, it’s going to be a little bit more awesome (but just a little). The government said today that it plans to remove discrimination against same-sex couples from 100 or so laws. Under the proposed changes, gay couples in long-term…

Catherine Strawn / April 30, 2008

Divorced Women Are City Dwellers

Last week, we saw that the less-populated West tends to be more man-filled than the East coast. Now, data from Australia is beginning to make us wonder whether highly populated areas, aka cities, are bad for relationships in general. According to census figures from Australia, in populations of more than 100,000 people, 12.5 percent of…

Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2008

Incest Is Icky, Even If The Resulting Baby Is Adorable

On a list of things that gross us the eff out, incest falls somewhere between scalping and the word “cutlet”. That why the story of an Australian father and daughter who had two kids together (the first died, the second is healthy) is making us heave up our Au Bon Pain. But John and Jenny…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Sex Contracts, Drinking Water, And A Bitter Divorce

A member of parliament in Australia is proposing that men should carry around sex contracts in their pocket, “next to their condoms.” Women would sign the contract saying they agree to have sex, hopefully decreasing the number of false rape allegations. Not only would women have to sign the contract, but they would also have…

Catherine Strawn / April 3, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Drunkeness, Pale Skin, And Bad Drivers

One in four young men and one in three young women in Northern Ireland said they were drunk the first time they had sex, according to a study. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! [BBC and Health Promotion Agency]
Men are subconsciously attracted to fairer skin because of its association with purity, innocence, modesty, and goodness, while…

Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008

Tall Women Have Higher Risk For Melanoma

Sure the 50-Foot Woman can kick anyone’s butt, but now a new study has shown she’s at a higher risk to have to fight off skin cancer too. According to an Australian scientist, Dr. Catherine Olsen, from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, the tallest quarter of the 5,000 women she studied were 30% more…

Simcha / March 10, 2008