Posts tagged "q&a"

Frisky Q & A: Toni Collette Talks Season 2 Of “The United States Of Tara”

Fascinating fact about Toni Collette: she is the second most recognizable and highest-paid Australian actress in Hollywood, after Nicole Kidman. However, if you put the two of them in a cool contest, Toni would win every day of the week. Ever since Toni played Muriel, an ABBA- and wedding-obsessed woman who escapes her abusive father…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 22, 2010

Frisky Q&A: The Old Spice Guy Gives Dating Advice

The Frisky: What do you like a woman to smell like? Isaiah Mustafa: Butterflies and salt taffy. The Frisky: What was it like working on the Old Spice commercial? We heard you filmed the commercial in one shot -- and that it took something like 50 or 60 takes to get it right. Isaiah Mustafa:

By: Catherine Strawn / March 2, 2010

Frisky Q & A: Julie Klausner Doesn’t Care About Your Band

A relationship book called Marry Him: The Case For Settling For Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb has been the topic of much blog discussion in the last few weeks, thanks to its controversial suggestion that women should throw out their list of dealbreakers, settle and marry the best guy they can find. Also o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 15, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Dating Blogger Maura Kelly Dishes On Her Year Of Living Flirtatiously

Maura Kelly has a unique job -- she blogs about her dating life for Marie Claire. Her column, "A Year of Living Flirtatiously," is a frank, humorous, self-deprecating account of her travails on the front lines of dating. The project started when Kelly realized that if she approached finding a man with as much zeal…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 25, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Writer/Director Cherien Dabis Talks “Amreeka,” Tinseltown, And Netflix Picks

When Cherien Dabis was a teen growing up in small town Ohio, the First Gulf War broke out. Her family began getting death threats and her Palestinian father, a doctor, lost patients. These experiences came to inspire the filmmaker to write and direct the award-winning "Amreeka," a movie that tells the story of Muna, a…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 20, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Author Elizabeth Gilbert Talks About Tying The Knot

After her hugely successful book, Eat, Pray, Love, was published, Elizabeth Gilbert settled into a lovely life with the man she met on that personal journey. Both she and the guy, known as Felipe in the book, had been married and divorced before, and they told themselves they weren't going to get married again; just…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 6, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Jennie Ketcham Talks “Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew,” Leaving Porn, & Tiger Woods

For the last month and a half, I have been utterly glued to "Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew" on VH1, in which the salt-and-pepper-haired Dr. Drew Pinsky counsels semi-famous entertainers who are battling sex addiction. We've written a bit about the topic on The Frisky, sometimes expressing dubiousness that it's even that common, but the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2009

Frisky Q&A: Erica Kennedy, Author Of “Bitch Lit” Novel “Feminista”

Erica Kennedy is known to many readers for her hip-hop novel Bling, but her latest novel, Feminista, has been making waves for its so-called entry into the “bitch lit” genre and its unapologetically ballsy protagonist, Sydney, a writer who finds love almost despite herself. Kennedy, who blogs about “feministas” in pop culture, from Michelle Obama

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / December 3, 2009

MERRIme.com: Episode 15

On the season finale of "MERRIme.com," Mr. Weisman interrupts Merri’s “binge” and reinstates his original ultimatum. MAC and Jess comfort a very down-and-out Merri, when a familiar face arrives on her doorstep. Who could it be? Cliffhanger, cliffhanger? [MERRIme.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2009

Frisky Q&A: Crystal Renn Is America’s Next Top Plus-Size Model (And Author)

Kind of ironic, huh? A book called Hungry that I just ate right up as quickly as I could. But model Crystal Renn's autobiography is that good. Seriously, I could not put down Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves for two days straight. In her incredible memoir,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2009

MERRIme.com: Episode 14

When I'm having boy trouble, you know who I wish I could call? The twins from "Sister, Sister." On this episode of "MERRIme.com," Merri seeks advice from Tia and Tamera after a slip of the “L” word causes her to panic. Later, Stephen makes a move on a vulnerable but aggressive Merri. [MERRIme.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2009

MERRIme.com: Episode 13

In episode 13 of "MERRIme.com," Jess and Lindsay throw Merri a party that turns into more than a surprise. Merri learns her “lesson” after a master class from PleasurePreacher1. Um, something tells me Merri should have read our piece on online dating dealbreakers. [MERRIme.com] With money tighter these days, more and more people are forced

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2009

MERRIme.com: Episode 12

When you're on a date with a guy and he gets up and disappears into the bathroom for an extended period of time, what do you assume he's up to? Does it even matter? Isn't an epic bathroom trip a dealbreaker in the initial stages of dating anyway? On this episode of "MERRIme.com," Merri trie…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2009

Q&A: Comedian And Author Aaron Karo Takes Us Inside The Eternal Bachelor’s Mind

Stand-up comedian and author Aaron Karo rose to fame as a college freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, where he began writing down what he called “Ruminations,” small observations about the universal truths of college: the dorm rooms, the friends, the food, the classes, the beer pong ... and the women. (A sample "rumination" from…

By: Jessica Bartlett / September 15, 2009

Q&A: Author Michelle Maisto Proves A Vegetarian And A Meat Lover Can Live Happily Ever After

Food is an essential for life, of course, but it’s also a vital component of relationships. Without food, what would we do on dates? There would be no candlelit dinners, and no romantic champagne and strawberries or other supposedly aphrodisiac combos. In her new book The Gastronomy of Marriage, Michelle Maisto explores what happens i…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 11, 2009

MERRIme.com: Episode 11

In episode 11 of "MERRIme.com," after dinner with Mac and his boyfriend Christian, Merri realizes that Drew is just a “friend” and Patrick is much, much more. Has that happened to you before? Where you've woken up one day and realized you had feelings for someone you never thought you would?

By: The Frisky / September 8, 2009

MERRIme.com: Episode 10

Something tells me that episode 10 of "MERRIme.com" is going to hit a little close to home for our Simcha. While on an “elegant” date with Gary, Merri learns that she shares more in common with Barbra Streisand than she thought. Oh girrrrrl, I can't wait to see what happens next... [MERRIme.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 1, 2009

MERRIme.com: Episode 9

Have you ever used competition as a way of flirting with someone you're hot for? That's what Merri's up to. In the latest episode of "MERRIme.com," she's got her eye on Jeffrey and proposes a game of tennis. A little flirty competition can't hurt, can it? Hmmm... [MERRIme.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2009

Q&A: “Commencement” Author J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan's debut novel, Commencement, takes place at Smith College, an all-women's institution known for being home to the pearls and sweater-set types as well as radical lesbians. Following four unlikely friends through their years at school and beyond, the book balances the humor of ladies college life and the drama of post-grad confusion.

By: Leonora Epstein / August 21, 2009

Q&A: Kaily Smith, Star & Creator Of “MERRIme.com”

By now you've seen eight episodes of the web comedy series "MERRIme.com," -- winner for Best Comedy at the ITVFest -- and we hope you're loving it as much as we are. "MERRIme.com"'s protagonist is Merri Weisman, a twentysomething trust-fund baby who's just been dumped by her fiancé. When her father orders her to find…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2009