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All The Fabulous Camp From The Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is over, and we’re shedding a tear or two in its fabulously campy, irony-free honor. The international European song contest happens each year, and pits singers from each country in the European Television Union against one another for the best pop track. Broadcast around Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries, Eurovision is the phenomenon that spawned both Abba and Celine Dion, so you know it’s good. Click through to meet this year’s winner — from Sweden, natch — and see some of the high-camp hijinks that happened during this year’s intense competition.

Make Beautiful Music With Condoms

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Condoms are even more useful than we thought. If you’re not getting laid currently, you can always use your spare condoms to make music. The message here is clear: It doesn’t matter how you use condoms, just that you use them. [Buzzfeed]

Field Guide: Riff Raff The Rapper

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If you are reading the Internet right now, which you are, you’ve probably heard a bit of hullabaloo surrounding a rap character named Riff Raff. Up until a couple of days ago, I thought Riff Raff was cartoon cat Heathcliff’s pesky nemesis. And I was right! But also wrong, because the Riff Raff people are freaking out about is actually a guy named Jody Christian. Annnnd you might have seen him before, if you are an incurable fan of reality TV.

That’s because Jody Christian was a contestant on “From Gs to Gents,” that weird MTV show where P. Diddy’s butler dude Farnsworth Bentley tried to turn the lives of some hardcore ne’erdowells around. Good luck with that. Keep reading »

What Songs Are On Your Workout Playlist?

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Ever since I got a glimpse of Michelle Obama’s delightfully funky workout playlist, I’ve been curious to know what’s queued up on the iPods of everybody at the gym. And since most people I know are always in the market for new workout music, I thought it would be good to share our favorite songs to sweat to. Please share your gym playlist in the comments, and after the jump, check out the Frisky staff’s go-to workout tunes… Keep reading »

Amy Winehouse Was “Freaked Out” By Adele’s Success, Mark Ronson Reveals

Amy's Blood Painting
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[Amy Winehouse and I] spent a little time together and talked about [working together]. But, what little time we had, well, it was tense. She was in a bad state, God knows why. I think that the Adele thing had Amy freaked out. She liked her, but Adele’s success was making Amy feel upset, competitive, restless. Anyway, we lost touch briefly. And before she and I could really start the process of beginning a new album, it was too late. 

–Mark Ronson reveals that Amy Winehouse, with whom he worked on her “Back To Black” album, was feeling really competitive and anxious about the success of another young, talented British female with a big voice: Adele.

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10 Celebs And Their Wild And Weird Alter Egos

The last thing I was expecting was an album from actor Jeremy Sisto. Especially one sung by his alter ego, Escape Tailor. Think Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz if he were an albino clown. You can watch the video for Escape Tailor’s first single “Just Cuz” here.  Escape is kind of killing my lady boner for Jeremy. I just want to scrub down his greasepaint and rip off his wig. Couldn’t his alter ego have been just a little bit … sexier? Sigh. Click on through to see more celebs and their alter egos. [Buzzfeed]

Against Me!’s Tom Gabel Comes Out As Transgender

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In 2007, Against Me!, a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida, released a song called “The Ocean.” In his trademark melodic growl, lead singer Tom Gabel sang the following lyrics: “If I could have chosen/I would have been born a woman/My mother once told me she would have named me Laura/I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her.” In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Gabel reveals a secret he’s been keeping all his life: he is transgender, and those lyrics were autobiographical. From this point on, he will live as a woman. His new name? Laura Jane Grace. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Brace Yourselves For A Kim/Kanye Duet

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  • Kanye West wants Kim Kardashian to record a song with him, a source claims. What could possibly go wrong there? [Popdust
  • @MrsKutcher is no more! Demi Moore’s new Twitter handle will be @JustDemi. [Huffington Post]
  • Linda Evangelista’s child support battle is raging on with ex-boyfriend Francois Henri-Pinault, who is now married to Salma Hayek and the father of Salma’s four-year-old daughter. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Meet the Russian man who filmed himself feeling up 1,000 boobs. [Modern Men]
  • “Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil says she’s the victim of a “witch hunt” and called her critics “jealous, fat and ugly.”  [The FW] Keep reading »

10 ’90s Anthems That Will Bust You Out Of Any Kind Of Funk

Winona and I recently made a very important discovery: There is no foul mood that can’t be cured by a ’90s dance anthem. It’s like the music of the decade was specifically created with funk-busting in mind. Whenever you’re having a crap day, all you really need to do is find the appropriate ’90s tune to lift your spirits and help you get your head straight. After the jump, Winona and I compiled a list of instant ’90s musical cures for whatever might be ailing you. Keep reading »

The Sound Of Music

‘Tis the season for outdoor parties and everyone knows it’s music that makes a bash. C. Wonder’s portable speakers plug into phones and computers to amplify your tunes and are small enough to carry inside a purse. Plus, the funky geometric patterns in a variety of colors will have everyone coveting your chic style. Now, crank the music up — I can still hear the sound of my own thoughts.

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