Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her bookCHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.
At the end of last week’s “Hellcats,” Marti and Lewis finally kissed. Tonight, it looks like they will have some pretty intense makeout sessions. Interestingly, Marti isn’t the first member of his squad that Lewis has dated—he also has a past with squad mean girl Alice.
So, are college cheerleading squads miniature dating services? Keep reading »
A Texas high school has taken “school spirit” to the extreme and kicked a cheerleader off the squad after she refused to cheer for a football player who sexually assaulted her. According to Ms. magazine, player Rakheem Jamal Bolton, 19, of Silsbee High School in Hardin County, TX, and two other males were accused of sexually assaulting a female student (identified only as H.S.) in 2008 at a post-game party. H.S. claims the three young men forced her into a room, locked the door, held her down and sexually assaulted her. Other party-goers tried to get in the room and two of the three men, including Bolton, fled through the window … Keep reading »
Facepalm. What kind of bull hooey is this? LEGO has these thingies called “minifigures,” which are little LEGO people dressed up in different outfits. There’s a spaceman. A cowboy. A magician. A deep sea diver. A zombie with a shovel and a chicken drumstick. And even a kick-ass robot! But all of those minifigures — and more — apparently have tiny little yellow LEGO penises. (OK, not really. But they are all boy LEGOs.) The only two that are women are a cheerleader and a nurse.
Geez Louise. I’m actually shocked there’s no secretary or waitress. Keep reading »
The Japan Pom Pom Squad was founded 15 years ago and now has an average age of 66. These seriously flexible old ladies are keeping their bodies in top condition with this sport. But their minds also get a work-out because they have to memorize all their routines. This isn’t at all what I’d want to do in my silver years, but I applaud the Japan Pom Pom Squad for excelling at a sport that’s usually so exclusionary. [Reuters via Dlisted] Keep reading »
In a fitting homage to the ladies whose bouncing about has kept the man folk entertained between tackles for the past 76 years, Style.com has named NFL cheerleaders as beauty icons to be emulated. Things have certainly changed since they were allowed onto the field in 1923, over time replacing men who wielded pom poms (but certainly had less cleavage). Because boobs are made for bouncing, we’ll tell you how to keep it real like a cheerleader after the jump. (Ha ha, just kidding, sort of.) [Style.com] Keep reading »
New television show idea: “Cammie, The Cheerleading Gator Slayer.” This 16-year-old junior varsity pom-pom wielding teen in South Carolina loves hunting, and just made a ginormous catch—a 10-foot, 353-pound alligator. Keep reading »
Back when I was in high school, a guy I was hooking up with had taken some sexy naked photos of me on my new car which I got from a dead old man’s estate sale. To celebrate my first car purchase — a ’88 Mercury Sable, truly the car equivalent of nurses shoes — I rolled around on the hood with my mom’s vintage leather skirt hiked up and no top, just like an ’80s video vixen. While my BF and I thought the naughty pics were hilarious, my dad didn’t think they were nearly as funny as we did. In fact, when he found them, I didn’t think they were awesome anymore either. Awkward! But I have to say, I am glad he found them instead of my whole school. Sadly, for a couple cheerleaders in Seattle, not only did the nude photos they took of themselves get passed around town, but the girls also got suspended — one for a month, and another for a year! Keep reading »