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Boaty McBoatface” Is Not Going To Be Named “Boaty McBoatface” Because Democracy Is A Lie

In what is one of the least depressing failures of democracy, it was recently decided that despite the desires of voters the ship “Boaty McBoatface” will instead be named after David Attenborough. More »


Charli XCX Made A Documentary About Feminism In The Music Industry

Have women gained as much ground in the past few years as it seems, or are we distracted and seduced by a sort of “pop-feminism” that seeks to label everything feminist or not feminist, without actually digging into the roots of sexism? More »


Watch Adele Prank Her Impersonators In Disguise

With the release of Adele’s new album 25 came a fun type of promo stint for the BBC where the singer decided to dress in disguise during an Adele impersonator gathering on Graham Norton’s show and trick all of the ladies trying to be her.

All of the fake Adeles were totally unaware that… More »


BBC Reporter Gets Harassed During Report About Street Harassment

In a moment of perfectly macabre poetic justice, BBC Reporter Sarah Teale managed to get street harassed during a segment on getting street harassed. My misandry wings are growing!

This is literally what happened:

Teale: An online study showed a shocking 95 percent of people said they have been harassed, either… More »


Goodbye To The Doctor

“Doctor Who” seems to tell its female fans, Don’t forget your place: Always a companion, never a Doctor.  More »


“Downton Abbey” Creator To Adapt An Anthony Trollope Romantic Novel For Screen

Julian Fellowes, creator of the wildly popular BBC to PBS drama “Downton Abbey” is working on his next project which will be the adaptation of the novel Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope into a new period drama.

The novel is about a penniless girl, Mary, who falls for a rich aristocratic Doctor (Dr. More »


BBC’s Banned New Delhi Gang Rape Documentary Is Now On YouTube

Just a day ago, the Indian Parliament banned an airing of BBC’s latest Storyville documentary, “India’s Daughter,” which focuses on the brutal 2012 Delhi rape of 23-year old Jyoti Singh, who was gang raped by four men on a public bus as she returned home from seeing a movie with a male companion. Singh died… More »


Merry Christmas! Watch A BBC Reporter Try To Do His Job In Front Of A Pile Of Burning Heroin

BBC correspondent Quentin Sommerville was reporting a drug bust in Afghanistan and was placed, for his report, in front of a pile of 8.5 tons of burning heroin, opium, and hashish. It went precisely as you’d imagine. … More »


Here’s The Trailer For Yet Another Made For TV Movie About Liz Taylor & Richard Burton

It has been eight long months since Lindsay Lohan starred in “Liz & Dick,” as of yet the world’s most glorious made-for-TV-movie about the tumultuous love affair between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Note, I said “as of yet.” Not to be outdone by Lifetime, the BBC is airing its own Liz and Dick vehicle, “Burton… More »


Don’t Forget To Move Your Pink Dildo When You’re On TV

This unidentified guy was interviewed on the BBC about the Boston bombing earlier this week. I’m sure he gave a great interview, but who cares? There’s a giant pink dildo behind his head. In reality, the pink penis may actually be a water bottle called a Dicky Chug (available in a variety of pleasing colors!),… More »


Mila Kunis Talks JagerBombs, Football With Nervous BBC Reporter Chris Stark

Meet Chris Stark. Chris Stark is a BBC reporter who has never interviewed a celebrity before. The BBC asked Chris Stark to interview Mila Kunis about “Oz The Great and Powerful.” Chris Stark cannot play it cool in front of Mila Kunis to save his life. Mila Kunis is very nice about it. Very, very nice about… More »


The BBC Is Telling The Story Of The War Of The Roses From The Female Perspective, And It Looks Amazing

The recently released promo pics from the upcoming BBC drama The White Queen, which tells the story of the War of the Roses from the perspective of the females involved, have really, really made me want to watch the show. Granted, it was announced a few months ago and I’m only hearing about it now, so my excitement comes less… More »


The BBC Shares Its Special Meerkat Moments

If I were to choose an alternate life to my Choose Your Own Adventure story, I’d be a nature camera guy, like the dudes who go out into the wilderness and make documentaries for National Geographic and the BBC. Can you even imagine how breathtaking it must be to hang out with lions and elephants… More »


Drunk Monkeys Of The Caribbean

Beware if you are planning to visit the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. There are a species of monkeys that will steal your fruity rum drink with the paper umbrella while you tan. BBC’s “Weird Nature” featured a segment about vervet monkeys, the alchies of the animal kingdom. And I’m kind of obsessed. But unlike… More »


#Pandagate Gets Taiwanese Animation

As both a panda lover and a feminist, I was torn asunder by the BBC’s WTF decision to include a panda named Tian Tian on a list of 12 women of the year, but not include three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize or any female CEOs. #Pandagate, as the scandal became known on… More »


The BBC’s Women Of The Year Include A Princess And A Panda, But No CEOs

It’s almost 2012, but you wouldn’t know it from the BBC’s bafflingly retro new list of 12 women who it calls the “Faces of the Year.” Who made the cut? Christine LaGarde? Jill Abramson? Perhaps Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman, the trio of women who won the Nobel Peace Prize? None of the above. Instead, the news service chose a bizarre… More »


5 Things To Know About Romola Garai From “The Hour”

I could take or leave BBC America’s “The Hour,” about Brits who run a political news program in the 1950s. It’s a thinly-veiiled “Mad Men” knockoff with a bit of mystery swirled in. Yet, every time I see that actress Romola Garai is onscreen, I cannot look away. In addition to being naturally gorgeous and… More »


The Ballad Of The Swimming Sloth

The Frisky is pretty dedicated to its sloth coverage, and so we’d be remiss in not informing you of the latest sloth develops. In this case, we’re talking about swimming sloths, like the one here, captured by the BBC. Look at his fearsome sloth claws expertly gliding through the water! [BuzzFeed] … More »


Watch A Clip From “Lindsay Lohan In India,” Her BBC Doc On Human Trafficking

OK, Lindsay Lohan’s involvement in a BBC documentary about the trafficking of women and children is très random. But if “Lindsay Lohan In India” is how LiLo tries to rehabilitate her career — especially over, say, “I Know Who Killed Me … Again!” — so be it. Human trafficking is definitely a worthy… More »


Britney Spears Saved My Life!

Did you ever think that Britney Spears could save anybody’s life? Not so much, unless we’re talking about deflecting a bullet with a swinging umbrella or walking barefoot in the bathroom and soaking up all the germs so that they don’t invade another’s body. But according to a new BBC documentary called “Britney… More »


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