It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! And honey, there are some pretty sweet releases this week. ScarJo and Pete Yorn make up a breakup, Muse finds resistance is futile, Megadeth unleashes the beast, Drake shows us “Degrassi” is greener on the other side, Mason Jennings raises his family record, and we’re over the moon about Kid Cudi. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
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 tries to find a way to break up with Ethan after he disappears into the loo for a little too long. [MERRIme.com] Keep reading »
My 85-year-old Grandma has got some serious game and an even hotter love life than I do. Still dating in her golden years, my grams finally settled down and moved in with her sexy new boyfriend. He’s 94, also a Holocaust survivor, and a total charmer. They spend the winters at her condo in Boca (that’s Boca Raton, Florida, natch), and the summers at his place in New York. Clearly, she knows what she’s doing when it comes to men! So, while she’s in town, I’ve been hassling my own personal dating guru to share her secrets with us Frisky gals. Last episode, she gave us the inside scoop on the best places to meet men, masturbation, sex back in the day, and having a porn addiction. But this time, I really went there and asked my grammy about dating friends, blow jobs, who should pay for a date, and anal sex. Yes, anal. What, did you think I’d let her get off easy?
Got a question for Simcha’s grandma? Email email@example.com—no topic is off limits for this silver fox! And she loves reading your emails. Keep reading »
I wasn’t so interested in watching the first episode of Jay Leno’s new prime-time show last night, until I heard that Kanye West was appearing, to talk about the Taylor Swift Debacle of 2009. And I gotta say, after a lame apology on his website yesterday, Kanye seemed really sincere, at least partly because Jay took a pot shot and asked Kanye what his mom would say. After a long pause, and maybe a moment of almost crying, Kanye said, “I deal with hurt. So many celebrities, they never take the time off and I’ve never the taken the time off—it’s music after music and tour after tour. And I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. I don’t try to justify it, because I was in the wrong. But I need to, after this, take some time off and analyze how I’m gonna make it through the rest of my life.”
Oprah knows how to start a season right. Her interview with Whitney Houston yesterday (the second part airs today!) was even better than the season premiere in 2004 when every audience member left with a new car. Rather than interview Whitney in front of an audience, Oprah sat down to chat with her in an empty auditorium, which was a little awkward, but once Whitney started talking, you didn’t notice anymore. “[Bobby] was my drug,” she said. “I didn’t do anything without him. I wasn’t getting high by myself. It was me and him together, and we were partners, and that’s what my high was—him.”
In addition to describing their drug of choice, she also revealed what we all suspected—that there was physical abuse in the relationship. “He slapped me once, but he got hit on the head three times by me,” she said. Her daughter walked in the room just in time to see Bobby on the floor bleeding. And in the clip above, Whitney talked about her mother coming to her house with the police to force her into rehab. “She said, ‘I’m not losing you to the world. I’m not losing you to Satan. I want my daughter back.’ She said, ‘If you move, Bobby, they’re gonna take you down.’ ” Keep reading »
The world’s oldest person, 115-year-old Gertrude Baines, died peacefully in her sleep Friday morning. The saucy senior citizen was born in 1894 and grew up in Georgia. Her father was a slave and she lived through the height of segregation. She was married and divorced once, and had a daughter in 1909 who died of typhoid when she was 18 years old. Despite her difficult path, Gertrude wasn’t a curmudgeon. In fact, the caretakers at her nursing home describe her as sweet and sassy. Gertrude made the news last year when she voted for Barack Obama, and on her 115th birthday, she said she’d like to live another four years just to “vote for Barack again.” Before the last election, Gertrude had only voted once before, for John F. Kennedy. She told the LA Times that she supported Obama “because he’s for the coloured” and that she kept a signed picture of the prez on her wall. [Reuters] Keep reading »
While most of the major networks are waiting until late September to roll out their big gun shows, this week the CW is continuing their mission to permanently invade your brain by whipping out premiere after premiere. In addition to the launch of “The Beautiful Life” and the season three re-boot of “Gossip Girl,” they’ve already got us hooked on “Melrose Place” and “The Vampire Diaries.” Can’t they give us one night with out a trashtastically amazing show? Oh, but there’s some other good stuff out there this week, too. “Parks and Recreation” is back, and we think this season it will actually get funny. Joel McHale of “The Soup” finally gets his own series. And HBO has a new one for you starring (swoon) Jason Schwartzman.