Last week, I found out that Lauren Graham and Connie Britton used to live together and I was like, “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! Two of my favorite TV moms used to be roomies?!” The story only gets better though. Lauren told Andy Cohen that the two didn’t pay rent and were technically squatters. “We lived in an empty house that we weren’t supposed to be living in. We had no furniture and all we ate were Rice Krispies Treats.” Amazing, right? I went searching for other unexpected celeb roommates and found 6 more that might surprise you. Which rock star shared a room with David Lynch in Boston? Which former child star was brave enough to shack up with Lindsay Lohan? Read on to find out…
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 »
“Just drawing on my own experience, I never — I never — personally reference myself as old. I don’t think of myself as old, but I certainly would not say that to a man. I might have a conversation with some girlfriends — what are we doing about the lines around our eyes — but to a man? There are certain things — it would just be demystifying and disempowering.”
–”Nashville” star Connie Britton reveals her hesitations to discuss the aging process in a fascinating New York Times magazine profile that includes a number of major bombshells (example: she was set to play Dorothy in “Jerry Maguire” until Renee Zellweger nabbed the role at the last minute), and some classic Connie-isms (“My life started being awesome five years ago”). Apparently Britton has been extremely cautious about the way her “Nashville” character deals with aging, and has purposefully skipped lines and altered scenes that focused too much on the “aging country star” angle. [NY Times]
Connie Britton’s flawless waves. Anne Hathaway’s piece-y pixie cut. AnnaSophia Robb’s wild ringlets. Beyonce’s sleek top-knot. Hilary Duff’s straight, shiny locks. Do you love these signature celeb hairstyles as much as we do? If so, click through to find out how to get these looks for yourself, no team of high-paid stylists required…
“I didn’t really fully comprehend the level of guilt involved [with being a mom]. I like to pride myself on not being a person who really functions at a level of guilt, and yet, man, I never knew I could feel so guilty when I work 16 hours and I really don’t get to spend enough time with my son. It’s awful.”
–”Nashville” star Connie Britton tells People magazine about the newfound capacity for guilt she’s discovered as a mom to her adorable 2-year-old son Yoby, whom she calls “the most incredible kid.” Despite the struggles, Britton says, “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” and in fact she would love to add to her family: “I would love more kids. Why not? Bring it on.” God, can you imagine having Tami Taylor for your mom? Luckiest kids ever. Connie, just FYI, I’m totally available for adoption. [People]
Beautiful goddess/actress Connie Britton is absolutely killing it in this slinky red gown, and causing me to experience a tidal wave of conflicting and confusing feelings, such as, “Can I please make out with you?” and “After we make out, will you sit me down and give me motherly advice?” and “Could I just have one small lock of your hair to wear in a vial around my neck for the rest of my life?” Uuuungghh I just love her so much it hurts! [Photo: Splash]
Whether you know Connie Britton as Molly McMullen from “The Brothers McMullen,” Nikki Faber from “Spin City,” Tami Taylor from “Friday Night Lights,” or Rayna Jaymes from ABC’s new drama “Nashville,” one prominent characteristic of the actress may come to mind more than her uncanny ability to play strong women with sass: her hair.
That’s right, Britton’s long, flowy, light auburn tresses have inspired hair envy in her most ardent fans – and has even inspired one Twitter handle. Britton, however, seems to take it all in stride.
“Here’s the deal: I have fantastic people that I work with on the show who do their thing,” said Britton, who recently was in New York City to hand out care packages with Curel and Direct Relief International. Read more…
“Dillon is a classic American town filled with hard-working, middle-class Americans, who just want to lead productive, healthy lives. And the women we represented on the show — the women we are in real life — are like the millions of women across the nation. Women who want to make our own health care decisions. Women who want to earn equal pay for the work we do. Women who want affordable health care. In fact, it is President Obama who has shown his values to be more closely aligned with those represented by the phrase. … So as women, let’s take ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts’ back and use it as it was always intended — as a motivator for progress, power, and greatness.”
– “Nashville” star Connie Britton and her former “Friday Night Lights” executive producer Sarah Aubrey penned an op-ed for USA Today taking Mitt Romney to task for co-opting the show’s slogan ”Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” for his campaign. Tami Taylor is not happy, y’all! She explains how Obama’s positions on issues like fair pay, reproductive choice, and affordable health care would have helped various different characters on the show in real life. [USA Today] [Photo: Splash News]
Every episode of “Nashville” brings me such joy. I love that there are musical interludes but that the entire show isn’t just one song-and-dance number after the other. I love that everyone is genuinely talented — this is hardly a David Silver-becomes-a-rapper situation; everyone who sings on the show, from Her Royal Highness Connie Britton to Hayden Panettiere to Sam Palladio to the cuties who play Rayna Jaymes’ kids, actually has a genuine set of pipes. Anyway, let’s get to the recap of last night’s episode! Keep reading »
Well, the premiere episode wasn’t a fluke — “Nashville” is the best show of the fall season and episode two did not disappoint. Grab yourself a tumbler of whiskey and let’s recap some of the best moments from last night’s episode!
Rayna’s begrudgingly supporting her husband Teddy’s bid for mayor, at least in public, but behind the scenes is steaming mad that her JR Ewing-esque daddy Lamar is so dismissive of her own career and is using Teddy as his puppet. After all, now is not the time for her to slack off — her new album hasn’t sold well, her tour doesn’t have the support of her label, and conniving pop-country upstart Juliette Barnes is after her man. Her band leader and former flame, Deacon, that is, who’s already fallen prey to Juliette’s feminine wiles and is possibly on the brink of being own over by her money too. In the clip above, Juliette and Deacon (playing a pricey new guitar she bought for him) practice a duet in the back of a pickup truck by a lake because obviously. Keep reading »