Posts tagged "new orleans"

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

This Hurricane Katrina Documentary Is About More Than Just A Storm

When Hurricane Katrina hit, director/producer and former New Orleans resident Rennik Soholt watched the footage of the flooding in horror with the rest of America. Close friends were still trapped there, and he worried if he’d ever see them again. He arrived in the city with his camera, struggling to grasp the enormity of the…

By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2015

Cab Driver Allegedly Rapes Sleeping Woman, Returns Lost Wallet, Wants A Cookie

A New Orleans cab driver would much prefer that you focus on the fact he returned a man’s lost wallet and didn’t accept the reward and not that he covered the in-cab surveillance camera and allegedly raped a woman sleeping in the back of his taxi. [Jezebel]
Surprise! White men make up the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2013

Channing Tatum Is Opening “Magic Mike”-Themed Bar In New Orleans

Be still, my heart! Channing Tatum purchased a “brothel-style pub” in New Orleans called Saints and Sinners, which he is doin’ up “Magic Mike”-style with an all-male revue. Frisky field trip, anyone? Amelia is already booking her flight. [In Touch]
Robert Pattinson is not, in fact, hiding out at Reese Witherspoon’s house. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

Nicolas Cage Arrested For Domestic Abuse

Nicolas Cage was arrested for domestic abuse in New Orleans when he allegedly shoved his wife on the street early this morning. A “very drunk” Cage was reportedly arguing with his wife, Alice, on the street when a cab driver witnessed him grab his wife by the arm and try to drag her. (TMZ claim…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2011

Frisky Q&A: Bryan Batt, AKA Salvatore Romano On “Mad Men”

It would be easy to hate Bryan Batt.

He breathes the same air as Jon Hamm, playing the closeted gay art director Salvatore Romano on “Mad Men.” He counts Christina Hendricks and Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock” among his besties. And you wouldn’t know it from “Mad Men,” but this Louisiana native ha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2010

Brad Pitt For Mayor Of New Orleans?

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Since Hurricane Katrina, Brad Pitt’s “Make it Right” foundation has helped so many New Orleans residents that folks are calling for him to run for mayor. Pitt says he doesn’t have a chance, explaining he’s running on the “gay…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 13, 2009

Hurricane Gustav: To Those Of You In Its Way, We’re Thinking Of You

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has called it the storm of the century. After the wreckage left in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we here at The Frisky join the rest of the country in letting the citizens of New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast know that we’re thinking of you. [CNN.com]…

By: The Frisky / August 31, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The Big Easy

A new saying is showing up all over New Orleans these days – Soul is waterproof. After 10 minutes in this unique city, you’ll see just how true that is. What keeps the city going post-Hurricane Katrina are its strong roots in family, food and music, as well as the undying belief in another famou…

By: Catherine Bassett / August 14, 2008

New Orleans: The Big (Vag)-Easy

Yesterday we had a post about a vagina shaped couch. Today we discovered that New Orleans will be the site of a special 10th Anniversary performance of The Vagina Monologues because, says playwright Eve Ensler, “we should celebrate New Orleans, cherish it, protect it, just as we do our vaginas, and make sure it goe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2008