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Bill Murray And Melissa McCarthy Film A Movie Together In NYC

Tell me, HOW is it that I did not know until very recently (like, in the past 20 minutes) that Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, two of my favorite people in the entire world (okay, fine, in all of Hollywood, I’ve got a family and stuff), were starring in a movie together? And not only that, but a movie that is filming in New York City, where I also live, which means that Melissa and Bill and I are ALL BREATHING THE SAME HUNDRED-DEGREE, POOR QUALITY AIR RIGHT NOW. Here’s a photo from the set of “St. Vincent de van Nuys,” with a grizzled, bloody-faced Bill (in socks and sandals) leaning into the window of a car being operated by Melissa (I swear that’s her in there, right behind the wheel). Forget the (also Manhattan-based) set of “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” or the late “Gossip Girl” (been there, done that, glimpsed Blair Waldorf from afar) — this is one filming session I’d like to crash. Will crash, maybe. [Photo: FameFlynet]

Melissa On "SNL"
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5 Reasons You Need To See “The Heat”

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The new Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy movie “The Heat” debuted in theaters this weekend, and killed it at the box office, despite getting so-so reviews from critics. I have no idea what those guys are talking about. This movie is funny. So funny. McCarthy and Bullock star as a cop and FBI agent, respectively, tracking a murderous drug kingpin. But the plot is almost beside the point, because really, this is about two strong personalities that grate against each other but have to settle their differences to solve a crime. Okay, that’s making it sound terrible, but it’s so worth seeing. Here’s why! Keep reading »

6 Essential Parenting Lessons From ’80s Movies

I was a child of the ’80s (and part of the ’90s), which means I had plenty of exposure to what parenthood would really be like from iconic greats like Diane Keaton, Tom Selleck, Michael Keaton, Kirstie Alley, and Goldie Hawn. When I had kids, I was fully expecting to be a Manhattan exec turned baby food inventor just like J.C. Wiatt in “Baby Boom.” It didn’t quite go down like that when I had my daughter a couple of decades later. My husband and I were both work-at-home, stay-at-home parents who knew nothing about  making baby food.

Movies from the ’80s made parenting seem like a terrifying, identity-erasing abyss full of diapers and bottles. The reality is a lot less dramatic, really. Sure, there are diapers and bottles and plenty of really difficult times, but I’ve learned parenting is an endurance test. It’s about blending elements of your pre and post-parent life together. But still, I learned some valuable lessons from my favorite 80′s movies. Here are a few of my favorites and what they taught me…

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7 Fictional Father Figures Who Helped Raise Me

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I’ve written before about why my dad is awesome, but looking back at my childhood, he definitely wasn’t the only father figure in my life. Being the imaginative weirdo that I was, most of my alternate dads were completely and totally fictional, but that didn’t make them any less integral to my emotional development. It was actually pretty hard to pare down this list, but here are 7 fictional characters — from a Jedi Master to a clumsy handyman — who were my imaginary dads, and taught me a lot about life in their own unique ways… Keep reading »

The 10 Best Masturbation Scenes In Pop Culture History

The Best Masturbation Scenes In Pop Culture

May was national fapping month, I sort of dropped the ball on this post but hey, does one ever stop fapping? I certainly don’t contain my fappetry to a single month of the year. Masturbation is healthy and funny. People make funny faces when they are aroused, so if you aren’t participating with them, that shit is hilarious. On the flip side, sometimes it’s sort of disturbing and uncomfortable. The 10 following scenes are all of the above. Read more on College Candy…

One Woman Director Out Of 20, Cannes? That’s Pretty Dismal

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Jodie Fosters says studio execs see female directors as a risk. Read More »
Where Are The Women?
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Female directors fare better in indie films than Hollywood, says study. Read More »
5 Women To Watch
Five funny female screenwriters to watch. Read More »
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So we all know that there’s a dearth of women in the movie-making business — just in case you’re not up to speed there was a whole study done about it.  The best place to view this disparity is the Cannes Film Festival in France: of the 20 films competing for the top prize, the Palme d’Or, only one is by a female director. Keep reading »

The Rest Of Hollywood Is As Sexist As Seth MacFarlane

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Bret Easton Ellis made a sexist comment about director Kathryn Bigelow. Read More »
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Disney wants to give Princess Merida a sexy makeover. Read More »
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It’s never really a good year for the Bechdel test.  But is it possible that things are degenerating for women in film? According to a study done by USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, the answer is yes. A study by Dr. Stacy L. Smith found that over the five years that the researchers looked at — 2007 to 2012 — the most recent, 2012, was the worst for women onscreen.  Annenberg’s  study found that:

“Out of 4,475 speaking characters on screen, only 28.4 percent are female. This translates into a ratio of 2.51 males to every 1 female on screen. 2012 reveals the lowest percentage of on-screen females (28.4 percent) across the 5-year sample. Only 6 percent of the top-grossing films in 2012 featured a balanced cast, or females in 45-54.9 percent of all speaking roles. Just over a quarter of all narrators (27.5 percent) are female.”

Additionally, women who appear onscreen are depicted more sexualized, especially in the 13- to 20-year-old age group. Last year, over half (56.6 percent) the women in that age group was shown in “sexy attire.” Keep reading »

Watch This: All Of 1999 Compressed Into 10 Minutes

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Eminem, TLC, and Jar Jar Binks, oh my!

It’s been a really long time since I’ve thought about the song “If You Steal My Sunshine,” the movie “Bicentennial Man” (shudder), or the Y2K scare, but this video forced me to confront all those 1999 memories–and many more–in exactly 10 minutes. Before you hit play, be warned that side effects may include involuntarily singing along to Limp Bizkit, confusing feelings about Enrique Iglesias’ leather pants, extreme heartache for TLC, and nostalgia-induced vomiting. Godspeed. [YouTube]

What Movies/Music/TV Shows Do You Put On When You Clean?

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It’s Spring Cleaning Week here at The Frisky, and in addition to tips on how to organize your makeup and clean out your dating life, I thought it would be an excellent time to pay homage to the movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts that we like to absentmindedly watch and/or listen to while we straighten up the living room and scrub the kitchen floor. After the jump, check out The Frisky staff’s preferred cleaning soundtracks and shows (including two votes for “The Real Housewives,”) and please share your own in the comments! Keep reading »

Life Dream Status: Backstreet Boys Approve Tell-All Documentary

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Amelia and Winona's dream come true! Read More »
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An open letter to AJ McLean on his wedding day. Read More »
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When I was in 7th grade, I ordered an “All-Access Behind The Scenes BSB Experience” VHS tape from a Backstreet Boys fan club Geocities website, and it was composed mostly of footage of them eating quietly in their dressing rooms. To this day it stands as one of the best purchases I ever made, because it allowed me to brag to my friends that I knew, without a doubt, that Kevin Richardson enjoys bagels.

My 7th grade self would be freaking out today, because it’s just been announced that the Backstreet Boys are working on a feature-length documentary about their rise to stardom and massively successful 20-year career… Keep reading »

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