You can learn a lot from chick flicks. According to our friends at Flavorwire, there’s a little nugget of knowledge in even some of the most mundane and fluffy chick movies. “The Devil Wears Prada,” for instance? It teaches us that “just because your boss is evil, doesn’t exclude him/her from being totally brilliant at what they do. Learn what you can from these people as quickly as you can, and then move on before you become evil too.” And “A League of Their Own” reminds us of the all-important lesson that you should never cry at work. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »
Meryl Streep, Vanity Fair‘s cover girl for December and the star of “It’s Complicated” with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, is a “new box-office queen.” VF reports that her 2008 musical, “Mamma Mia!,” grossed $601 million worldwide, 2008′s “The Devil Wears Prada” grossed $324 million, and this year’s “Julie & Julia” has already grossed $121 million. At 60, Streep is practically dead in actress years. Could it be that Hollywood starlets don’t need to be under 30 to be commercially viable? Keep reading »
It’s easy to trash chick flicks, like Marisa Meltzer did this week at The Daily Beast. They set false expectations for women. The actresses are capable of more serious work. Blah blah blah blah blah….
But formulaic as the genre is known to be, you’ll still find us front row at the latest “He’s Just Not That Into Your Confessions Of 27 Dresses Bride Wars In The City” release. Chick flicks—gasp!—have redeeming value and we’re not afraid to say it.
After the jump, 10 things we lurve about the lady flicks. Keep reading »
Meet Arnaud Maillard, Karl Lagerfeld’s former assistant. He wanted to quit to take a different job, Karl fired him first (!), and poor Arnaud said he’s been “jobless” ever since.
So like legions of disgruntled assistants before him who read The Devil Wears Prada, Arnaud wrote Merci Karl! (in French and German only) about life with his allegedly high-maintenance ex-boss. Karl tried to block portions of Merci Karl! from being published, but unforch for Karl, Arnaud’s publisher is the bigger dog.
We thought we were over the tell alls, but Karl Lagerfeld is such a weirdo that Merci Karl has got to be good. Here’s five kooky tidbits we gleaned already… Keep reading »
“60 Minutes” devoted a 13-minute segment to profiling Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, this weekend. Journalist Morley Safer described Wintour as “a name that strikes terror in some, loathing in others, and transforms some into obsequious toadies.” Not that his observation is incorrect, but, geez, what a way to introduce someone.
It didn’t stop there. If the “60 Minutes” profile didn’t have you squealing at the high-profile cameos (Karl Lagerfeld! Andre Leon Talley!), maybe you’re a bigger ice queen than this supposed queen of the ice queens herself. Clip after the jump … Keep reading »
Back in August I told you “Stylista” would be a must-watch for us at The Frisky, but now I’m not so sure. As I watched “ANTM” last night, I was inundated with promos for “Stylista,” and the CW even aired an unnecessary special preview 10 minutes before the show began. I still wasn’t sure I actually wanted to watch it because I don’t think the world needs another reality show in which self-absorbed, talentless bitches compete for a prize that really should go to someone more deserving. I did watch it ultimately because there wasn’t much else on and will now fill you in on the cat fighting and the pointless assistant tasks. Keep reading »