It’s scary how often nowadays you read about some quack getting arrested for performing plastic surgery procedures without a license. Usually, someone tries to do an at-home butt augmentation or a boob job. But some quacks think they’re skilled enough to mess around with other people’s blood. Take 45-year-old massage therapist Sandra Gonzalez of Long Beach, California: she was arrested last week when a client died in her beauty salon while getting an unspecified cosmetic injection. Keep reading »
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We’ve written about “reborn dolls” before: they are extremely lifelike baby dolls which are often purchased by women who have suffered miscarriages and/or had abortions. Often women dress them up in outfits and give them names. The dolls are usually pretty creepy-looking on their own, but this vampire baby reborn doll for sale on Etsy.com is gives me extra chills. Keep reading »
There once was a time when, upon hearing of vampires or werewolves, people did not automatically jump to express devotion to Team Whatever. (I can’t even.) In fact, people actually whipped out their wooden crosses and silver bullets and ran. Of course, nowadays we don’t run for any damn thing, but it’s always fun to recall a time when these monsters struck genuine fear in the hearts of humans… especially around Halloween. Keep reading »
Hey ladies. Does your man stare at you with hunger rather than lust? Does his skin shimmer in the light like he just got home from an all-night rave in San Francisco circa 1995? Does he do the opposite of keep you warm at night? Girl, you may have Vampire Boyfriend Problems. Use this handy flowchart to find out for sure.
This post was sponsored by “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1.” However, the logic that went into determining whether your boyfriend is a vampire, a living breathing human, or just plain weird, is The Frisky’s own.
Random fact: Lindsay Lohan has a vampire fetish. Her friend, photographer Tyler Shields, displayed four pics of an undead LiLo at an art gallery in Los Angeles. “Lindsay loves vampires,” Tyler told People magazine at the exhibit’s opening on Saturday night. “It’s well documented that she is a vampire fan, and I said we need to do the craziest vampire mouth shot ever with her mouth.” (That’s “The Vampire Diaries”‘s Michael Trevino biting her neck.) Do you suppose Lindsay-as-vampire is some kind of meta commentary on the relationship between celebrities and the paparazzi and gossip press? Nah. She probably just likes those fake fangs. [People] Keep reading »
Holy “Twilight“-ization of pop culture, Edward Cullen! Vampires are used to sell everything nowadays — even teeth-cleaning. The UK’s National Health Service debuted a bodice-heaving, undead-themed commercial to lure toothy British dudes to the dentist. (According to Yahoo, 16- to 34-year-old men “are notoriously lax about their dental appointments.” Ack! These guys should come with warning labels.) As much as I think vampires are over, this ad is super-clever, no? [Yahoo] Keep reading »
Team Edward or Team Jacob. “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries.” It’s clear that blood-sucking vampires are having a cultural moment. In fact, since the first “Twilight” movie was released in 2008, vampire-related products have grossed more than $7 billion worldwide. That’s a whole lot of blood at the bloodbank.
But “Twilight” and “True Blood” won’t be around forever (sad but true). So we’ve provided a list of several hot-to-trot contenders ready to replace the vampire craze with all the Burger King merchandising tie-ins your heart desires. Keep reading »
“To me, vampires are sex. I don’t get a vampire story about abstinence. I’m 53. I don’t care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.”
– Alan Ball, who brought “True Blood” to the masses, takes a well-deserved shot at Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight series, which I hear has implied sex in the fourth novel that I’m too frustrated to read. [Just Jared] Keep reading »
Thanks to “True Blood,” “Twilight,” and a host of other vampire-themed TV shows, movies and books, there’s not a girl out there (OK, there are maybe a few) who doesn’t dream of having a romantic liaison with a vampire. Jewelry designers have been inspired by blood-suckers as well. Previously, we’ve featured a vampire bite necklace, and then there’s this dripping blood necklace. Now, designer Carmen Zambrano has taken the trend one step further with this “Bloody Jewelry” necklace in silver. It’s spooky but chic, goth but discreet. Your vampire lover will love it. [NOTCOT] Keep reading »
Remember in high school when you’d get a hickey and proudly show it off the next day at school? Oh wait, you didn’t do that—you were too busy covering that thing up with a turtleneck even if it was 100 degrees out. Well, let’s just say that today’s teenagers are obviously devolving (remember how they’re getting high off on morning glory seeds?) and are way more into making their personal life public than we were. They’re also obsessed with vampires and vampiric love stories, thanks to “Twilight,” “True Blood,” “The Vampire Diaries,” etc. So it was only a matter of time before giving your makeout partner bite marks became the new hickey. Yep, that’s right. Teens are biting each other—hard—on the arms, neck, and even face to show their affection. According to a CNN intern, “High schoolers say it’s a way to show someone you care about them and that you are chosen—just like in the movies. Bite marks have now even started to be a status symbol.”
So what do you think—are bite marks hot or … ouch? [CNN] Keep reading »