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Johnny Depp Has Put A Spell On You

When we saw the title of this post, “‘I Put a Spell on You’ Single & Video for Haiti, Feat. Johnny Depp,” we were like, what, our boyfriend can sing? But then we watched the video, and we were like, ah, no. In order to help post-earthquake relief and rescue efforts in Haiti, musicians Nick Cave, Mick Jones, Chrissy Hynde, and Mr. Depp got together to cover the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins track, “I Put a Spell on You.” Cave et al. do the singing, while Depp stands around watching the action, looking like a hot homeless guy, and then busts out his guitar and jams on it a bit. This ain’t your momma’s “We Are the World,” and we like it. [Racked] Keep reading »

Ruh Roh: Americans Charged With Kidnapping 33 Haitian Kids

We’ve all heard the saying, “No good deed goes unpunished” — and that’s proven to be true for 10 Americans who flew down to Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Recently the Haitian government arrested a group of 10 Americans, most of whom are members of a Baptist congregation in Idaho, as they tried to take 33 children on a bus into the Dominican Republic. Members of the group say they were just trying to help. But Haiti has charged each American with kidnapping, which, if convicted, carries a possible sentence of five to 15 years in prison, and criminal association, which carries three to nine years.

Yikes. International diplomacy incident, anyone? Keep reading »

Quotable: Taylor Momsen Is Too Busy To Give An Eff About Haiti

“Um, right now I’m trying to just finish my record and getting through the last season of ‘Gossip Girl’ for right now. So not so much thinking about that … But it’s awesome that everyone is ya know working towards a good cause.”

Taylor Momsen‘s response when asked whether she’d join other celebs with a high-profile donation and pleas for help for Haiti. I’m not sure if this is youthful apathy, cold-heartedness, self-absorption, or maybe all of the above, but one thing’s for sure: Some people shouldn’t speak without a publicist handy. [OK!] Keep reading »

Haiti Earthquake Survivor Shows Amazing Spirit

Now, three days after the devastating earthquake that rocked the capital of Haiti on Tuesday, amazing stories of survival are beginning to pour out of the region amid tales of despair and heartbreak. This morning the “Today” show spoke to one impressive young American woman who was in Haiti as part of an adult literacy program when the earthquake hit. Trapped beneath rubble for several hours, Christa Breslford was preparing herself for death when she was pulled to safety by her brother and several strangers. Sadly, she lost a leg through the ordeal, but her attitude and amazing spirit are reminders of how important it is to keep things in perspective. “I’ll still get to live my life,” she told Matt Lauer, “there are a lot of people in Haiti who won’t.” With all the devastating images we’re seeing from Haiti, and the sad stories we’ll be hearing in coming days and weeks, it’s uplifting to hear one as inspirational as this. And remember, if you would like to make a donation to the Haiti relief effort, you can do so through Doctors Without Borders, the American Red Cross, or Yele.org, to name just a few. [via MSNBC] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Help Victims Of Haiti’s Devastating Earthquake

  • We’ve all been watching news about the earthquake in Haiti and we here at The Frisky hope all our readers’ family and friends are safe. For those of you who want to help, text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief. You’ll be charged on your next phone bill and 100 percent of the money goes to the Red Cross. [American Red Cross]
  • If there was a doubt in your mind, yes, those two fashion-centered video games appearing this spring are targeted at you. [NYmag.com]
  • And now in Today’s Dude News: scientists say the Y chromosome is evolving faster than the rest of the human genetic code. Let’s just keep this news to ourselves, ‘kay, ladies? [MSNBC]

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