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Here’s my grab-bag pick of the best illustration inspiring celebrity gossip, scandals, arts, entertainment, & just plain quirky stories & picture sexiness. A round-up for busy pervs. There’s pictures—reading optional.
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Pick of the best stories & pics
Boy Meets World’s Rachel McGuire actress Maitland Ward gave New Year’s Eve Creativ PR pussy peekage (celebrityoopsdigest
Miley Cyrus nudie Bangerz tour polaroids for V magazine (egotastic.com).
For sure, she’s certainly not been overdoing the Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, non-Dairy Milk or not!
Oops! Basketball Wives reality star Laura Govan’s boob flew the hoop (celebrityoopsdigest
Lena Dunham #FreedTheBoobies if not her nipples (celebrityoopsdigest
Rita Ora was bikini showtiming imitating Beyoncé’s 7-11 video (egotastic.com).
Jessica Alba gave bikini candids in Cabo (sawfirst.com).
Updated 28th March 2015.
Lorde gave deliciously voluptuous swimsuit thigh and derrière at Lake Taupo (celebexposuredigest
Heidi Klum gave Caribbean Christmas cans (egotastic.com).
Colourfully kooky Bai Ling gave Sue Wong New Year’s Eve Party bare boobage (celebrityoopsdigest
Chelsea Handler gave a cold tittie tweet (celebrityoopsdigest
“Are they lifelike or totally creepy?”
I guess that totally depends on whether you are visualising it on display in the waxwork museum or in your living room.
“And for some inexplicable reason, Miley’s figure is set right in the middle of some traditional Christmas decorations, including a Christmas tree, stockings over the fireplace, a reindeer, presents and more.”
Judging by Miley’s Instagram it is seemingly more inexplicable that she is not riding said reindeer.
Thanks to NessaLvr—whom I’m sure has waxwork in his living room —for passing that on.
Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham reveals botched lip injection photos following emergency hospital dash (huffingtonpost.co.uk).
“THE US reality TV star appears to be keen to warn others not to make the same mistake, and underneath one snap, Farrah wrote: ‘Girlfriends don’t say I didn’t warn ya ! #BOTCHED California #ER #fixit.”
Crikey! That… looks exactly like how James Deen’s “small dinkle” (Pick of the Week 3rd Jun. 2013) left her back door in that tape.
Updated 21st January 2015.
“Farrah Abraham, star of ‘Teen Mom 2,’ is doing well after fixing a botched lip implant plastic surgery that resulted in her recent hospitalization. Abraham showed off her natural lips Jan. 18 at a nightclub in Long Island, New York, where she posed for photos.”
That is good to hear. I’m willing to bet Vivid got some soon-to-be-released Backdoor Duck Lips tape action first though!
Rita Ora and Selena Gomez got to grips with Cara Delevingne (celebritytonguedigest
Chrissy Teigen gave Times Square pokeage (celebritytonguedigest
LeAnn Rimes gave #GLABBERchallenge pokeage (celebritytonguedigest
Nicki Minaj gave Rolling Stone pokeage (celebritytonguedigest
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW! and The Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack gave Sea-fie tongue (celebritytonguedigest
And topless Jamaica tittie too (sawfirst.com).
Arts, culture, tech. & funnies
It’s No pants subway ride 2015 (usatoday.com).
“No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a public prank and has since been celebrated by commuters around the world.”
“Born in Queens, New York, Ron Jeremy, aged 61, left his job as a teacher to pursue a career in acting. After his girlfriend submitted a photo to ‘Playgirl’, he modelled for the magazine and moved into porn films. Jeremy is listed in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ for Most Appearances in Adult Films, starring in over 2,000 films.”
Alas, his prodigious dietry habits nearly caught up with him back in early 2013 when he suffered a heart aneurysm. Dr. Mo Mowlam (history.co.uk), “a hot firebrand of a woman” and “friend”. Not many politicians could count on both prolific porn stars and republican and and loyalist paramilitaries with whom she brokered peace for sincere personal praise, for sure
Okay, trivia, because it invariably… comes up. Indeed, The Hedgehog was noted for skills including autofellatio in the 1970s.
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“…the film focuses on the hypocritical contradictions in our media-dominated society wherein acts of baroque violence, killing, brutalization and death are infinitely more tolerated by the FCC and the MPAA, who regulate all films and TV shows in the US.”
For sure, hear, hear to that, and the more #FreedNipples the better, but:
“Is it simply a matter of societal taboos, which is to say, a matter of social conditioning? Or are there perhaps intrinsic biological factors, some deep DNA override to why we are so programmed to stare at a woman’s nipples?”
Or just Instragram’s “societal taboos”, as proved by comedienne Chelsea Handler, which the equally accessible Twitter does not have, and is it irony to complain if there is when it is your choice giving all the opportunity to stare—even when there is no breastfeeding or lump feeling going on.
Some sociology reading, and perhaps even some economics may be the order of the day there, or perhaps just a word with some for whom #FreeTheNipple, or indeed the display of said female nipple since early times has proved to give some mileage, and that resentment of that may really be the nipple bearing bud of the problem for many. Could it be perhaps that there is just not the same call or demand for display of the male vareity? #SecondarySexCharacteristics (Wikipedia).
As the #FreeTheNipple (freethenipple.com) arthouse documentary film has been recently released, there is also some murmuring that the whole thing was nothing but a giant PR stunt to promote said nipple freeing documentary. Indeed, Entertainment Tonight (etonline.com) interviewed Lina Esco, the actress behind the campaign movement and she sheepishly confessed that the movie/documentary idea pokied first and then the movement.
“‘If I would have made a movie called Equality and no one was going topless, nobody would be talking about this!’ said Esco.”
Info: Lina Esco (Wikipedia).
First reviews in? Oh dear, not so promising. Free the Nipple (Entertainment Weekly). Too much “Revolution 101 rhetoric” and not enough nipple for “bizarrely shamed and oversexualized in American culture” perhaps.
For sure, #FreeTheNipple dominated 2014’s internet campaign trail with many celebs getting involved to promote chest bearing equality. Catch up with that in Best of Picks of the Week 2014.
Your Vote: Took as read that you are quite happy to have #FreedNipples—you are here at a site with plenty on display after all—what do you feel is the actual motives for most backing the campaign? (Pick of the Week 8th July 2014).
And most regrettably, lastly…
Four of the most well-known cartoonists in France dead in Charlie Hebdo Paris shooting (huffingtonpost.co.uk).
“At least 12 people are dead after shots were fired at the headquarters of the magazine, with multiple attackers escaping. Two police officers are believed to be among the dead, with 10 journalists killed. One of the dead is said to be editor Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, was the magazine’s top cartoonist and was placed on the ‘Al Qaeda kill list’, published last year in its magazine Inspire. […] Three other cartoonists from the magazine are also said to be dead. One of them is Jean Cabut, known as Cabu who drew the cover of the Charlie Hebdo magazine that riffed on the Danish Mohammed cartoons, as well as Verlhac Bernard, better known by the pseudonym Tignous, and Georges Wolinski, whose work had also appeared in Libération and Paris Match.”
Charlie Hebdo: A profile of the French satirical magazine (independent.co.uk).
“Charlie Hebdo is a left-leaning French weekly satirical magazine known for its provocative tone and anti-religious stance, and features cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes. The cartoon-led secular magazine mocks religious faiths of all kinds, defends women’s rights, and satirises public figures, from politicians to judges, bankers, and religious founders.”
“French newspaper Libération published the Charlie Hebdo cover online late Monday night, ahead of the satirical magazine’s sale on Wednesday. The cartoon shows a bearded man in a white turban, ostensibly the Prophet, with a tear streaming down his cheek, and holding a sign reading ‘Je suis Charlie’. Overhead is the phrase: ‘Tout est Pardonne’—‘All is Forgiven’.”
For sure, why shouldn’t he cry for what is being done in his name.
(Updated 3rd Feb.) You can read Charlie Hebdo issue 1178 the “survivors issue” online here (issuu.com).
After accusations of appeasing Muslim fanatics by the artist behind one of those infamous cartoons of Mohammed (dailymail.co.uk) the BBC has also scrapped its ban on depicting Prophet Mohammed as being “out of date” (telegraph.co.uk).
“The corporation has now clarified its stance, insisting that the guidelines were already considered out of date and are in the process of being revised. Copies of the original guidance including a blanket ban on depictions of Mohammed have been removed from the BBC’s website.”
So, why does Islam forbid images of its prophet, and was it always so? (Jul. 2011).
“Islam’s prohibition of pictures of Mohammed stems from its opposition to idolatrous images. This extends to all figurative art … yet art in some Islamic cultures, notably Persian, has depicted human beings, Mohammed included. Pictures of Mohammed figure in manuscripts from Persia [Shia Islam] under Mongol rule in the 13th and 14th centuries. Examples survive in libraries in London, Edinburgh and Paris.”
So you see, under strict interpretations of Sunni Islam it’s not just Mohammed, even the figurative snowman is no-go: Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic (msn.com).
“Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.”
And lest we forget:
“I am not Charlie, I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so. #JesuisAhmed” (dailymail.co.uk).
“‘Papa est parti pas Wolinski,’ read the post, which translates to ‘Papa has left (is gone), not Wolinski.’ The words from Elsa Wolinski were accompanied by an image of what is thought to be Georges Wolinski’s study, his drawing board on his desk with a pencil on a white page. Wolinski, 80, was well-known for his tongue-in-cheek spoofs on romance and sexuality, though never refrained from making cynical observations on politics and society.”
“Defiant, angry, poignant, irreverent and sobering, their drawings united cartoonists in grief, tried to make sense of the nonsensical, and sent a shared message: We must not, will not and should not be silenced. Some drawings touched such a nerve they made one want to both laugh and cry. … One of the most powerful drawings had no drawing. Christian Adams’ cartoon for The Daily Telegraph in London showed a completely blank space with the heading: ‘Extremist approved cartoon.’”
Updated 27th April 2015.
Writers protest at Charlie Hebdo Freedom Award (news.sky.com).
“Six novelists have pulled out of a New York literary event in protest at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo getting a freedom of expression award. [Peter Carey], a two-times Booker Prize winner, said the award stepped beyond the group’s traditional role of protecting freedom of expression from government oppression. ‘A hideous crime was committed, but was it a freedom-of-speech issue for PEN America to be self-righteous about?’ the New York Times quoted him as saying in an email interview.”
I guess it’s a “self-righteous” semantics “freedom-of-speech” issue then.
Updated 23rd March 2015.
Charlie Hebdo staff split over money two months after attack (telegraph.co.uk).
“ Until the attacks, Charlie Hebdo was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy and was selling only around 30,000 copies a week. But a ‘survivors’ issue’ published a week after the attacks flew off the shelves and ended up selling seven million copies.”
Which I’m sure will have many howling of Zionist conspiracies to increase sales.
Updated 23rd January 2015.
“To be fair, some of the vendors, most of whom are based in Europe, are tacking on a charitable cause to their moneymaking schemes (even if they’re still planning on pocketing most of what they make).”
Updated 16th January 2015.
Link updated 3rd February 2015.
Updated 15th January 2015.
“One of the founding members of Charlie Hebdo has accused its slain editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, or Charb, of ‘dragging the team’ to their deaths by releasing increasingly provocative cartoons, as five million copies of the ‘survivors’ edition’ went on sale. Henri Roussel, 80, who contributed to the first issue of the satirical weekly in 1970, wrote to the murdered editor, saying: ‘I really hold it against you’ [calling] Charb an ‘amazing lad’, [but] also a stubborn ‘block head’.”
The “R” issue with C.B. was discussed in the much longer Message Board entry for this story. It was mentioned how it had always gone after all walks of religious, judicial, political and social intolerance with often “distasteful” relish. The facts remains that, being a non-conformist satirical weekly, it will, like all tabloids, go after whatever is the more prevalent for it is what they do and ISIS/ISIL, al-Qaeda et al. have given them plenty of opportunity by succeeding in smearing the image of Islam in the public eye for many.
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