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Men Explain Birth Control!

Blogger Amanda Hess of The Sexist took her video camera around D.C. and asked a bunch of dudes to explain how different types of women-controlled birth control work, including the Pill, the patch, diaphragms, and Nuva-ring. Some guys get an A+ for looking adorable while trying … while others don’t know what the eff they’re talking about. (Like the guy who says the birth control pill is the same thing as emergency contraception. No sex for you until you straighten that one out, bucko!) And an A++ for the guy wearing flannel and glasses who uses the phrase “sexual congress” with a straight face. Whoever he’s schtupping is a lucky woman.

Hey, dudes who read The Frisky, can you do any better? (And no looking up the answers on other web sites and cheating.) [The Sexist] Keep reading »

Why I’m Voting For “American Idol” Contestant Crystal Bowersox

The ladyfolk really redeemed themselves last night on “American Idol.” I was impressed by Lilly Cole’s rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come.” I was moved by Katelyn Epperly’s crooning version of Coldplay’s “The Scientist.” And I am still a fan of resident oddball, Siobahn Magnus, who devoured Aretha Franklin’s “Freedom.” But there is one contestant I am totally in awe of … Crystal Bowersox. As many of you know, the men and women switched nights this week because Crystal was severely ill in the hospital. They didn’t tell us why, but it sounded very serious. All she said was, “I’m a tough cookie.” Food poisoning? A heart condition? Cancer? Keep reading »

Tonight: “Half The Sky,” NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof’s Film About Women’s Rights

We haven’t read Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide yet because we’re lazy, though we’ve heard glowing reviews about the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl Wu Dunn. Fortunately, tonight is a one-night-only film screening of a special “Half The Sky” event at hundreds of movie theaters in the United States and Canada. (You can find a PDF of all theaters showing the film here.) The film, which plays everywhere at 7:30 p.m. local time, explores major problems facing women worldwide, including sex trafficking, violence against women, and maternal mortality. India.Arie performs music in the film and actress Marisa Tomei will be premiering a short film she co-directed, based on a true story, about a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia who overcomes sexual violence. “Half The Sky” will surely be a heavy film — but then again, this is half the world’s population we’re talking about. ["Half The Sky" at NCM Events] Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Discusses John Mayer And That “Mom Jeans” Fiasco With Oprah


On yesterday’s episode of “Oprah,” Jessica Simpson responded for the first time to John Mayer‘s blabbermouth statement to Playboy — that she’s like crack in the sack. He, for the record, apologized to her in writing (email or text, we wonder) and she has not and doesn’t plan on accepting it. Good for her! After all the rumors about Jessica still pining away for Mayer, it’s nice to see her standing up for herself, but also seeming disinterested in his smarmy ass. Keep reading »

Quickies: Obama Had A Surprise Night Visit & Heidi Montag Wants H-Cups

  • A few former presidents visited President Barack Obama in the middle of the night to give him a few pointers. [Funny Or Die]
  • Nicole Kidman was cast to play the female version of “Hitch” in the new movie “The Wedding Doctor.” Since the actress was named the highest-paid actress in 2006, could this decision tarnish her career? [New York Magazine]
  • This app will totally annoy your boyfriend or husband. [Your Tango]
  • For fun, take this “Sweet Valley High” quiz. Amelia only got one wrong! [Mental Floss]

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“Jersey Shore” Brings More Guido Flair To The Best Picture Nominees

As you may have heard through The Frisky grapevine, the cast of “Jersey Shore” is doing a series of Best Picture nominee spoofs in the days leading up to the Oscars. Well, now we have three more videos—let us consider it a gift from the guido gods. Check out Snooki doing her best Brad Pitt in “Inglourious Basterds” impression, only this time, instead of killing Nazis the crew is dedicated to killing brain cells. So true, Snooki, so true. [TBS]

Check out the other two videos after the jump, and see how these supposed Italian-Americans take on “Avatar.” Keep reading »

Zach Galifianakis Is Going To Rule So Hard On “SNL”


Over the weekend I had a dream about Zach Galifianakis that gave me a tingle in my lower parts. Ever since, it’s been hard to think of anything else. I don’t know what it is about him — his beard, his cushion-y physique, his hilarious charm maybe? — but I am seriously crushing. I can just look at him and laugh. Which is why I am so super excited for Zach to host’s this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Maybe I’m building it up too much, but I think we’re in for one of the funniest episodes ever. Yeah, I said it. Keep reading »

Check Out Agyness Deyn’s Acting Debut


Joining the ranks of model/actresses is Agyness Deyn, who recently starred in Peter McGough’s 13-minute short, “Mean to Me.” Her performance isn’t exactly riveting, though we’ve got to give her props for being better than her male companion. More important than the awkwardly delivered lines is the fact that she looks awesome and the clothes are gorgeous. Though they do a great job of looking decades old, the dresses were actually designed by the ever-adorable Zac Posen especially for the film. We want. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

The NYC “Housewives” Aren’t Interested In The Countess’s Classless Crap

From the looks of this video and one more after the jump, “The Real Housewives of New York City” aren’t taking any crap from Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. They’re finally comfortable in front of the cameras and aren’t seeking approval anymore, so they—Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer specifically—are finally telling the C(o)untess what she can do with all her criticisms and so-called etiquette. Check out another video after the jump. Keep reading »

A Look At The First “Alice In Wonderland” From 1903


Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” opens this weekend, and to get you in the mood, here’s a look at the first film version of the Lewis Carroll tale ever made. This was filmed in 1903, over 100 years ago. I dunno—the White Rabbit and kids in card suits here are pretty awesome. Can Tim top it? [Neatorama] Keep reading »

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