Morning Quickies: Dakota Fanning Ad Banned For Being “Sexually Provocative”

  • The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority banned Marc Jacobs’ print ad starring Dakota Fanning holding a perfume bottle between her legs because the image of the 17-year-old actress is “sexually provocative.” The ASA said the Oh, Lola ad “could be seen to sexualize a child” and therefore is “irresponsible” and “likely to cause serious offense.” [Guardian UK]
  • Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards last night after using a gay slur while promoting his latest film. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Sex advice from extremely tall women, including Frisky writer Anna Goldfarb from the blog Shmitten Kitten. [Nerve]
  • The rapper Heavy D died yesterday at age 44. [Rolling Stone]
  • Lindsay Lohan will not be showing her fire crotch in Playboy. Her lady parts will be “strategically covered up” in certain shots. [PopBytes]
  • Kate Major was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles yesterday trying to board a Delta flight while drunk. Eh. You’d be drunk all the time to if your ex-boyfriends included Michael Lohan and Jon Gosselin. [Eonline]
  • Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem thinks Kim Kardashian is wasting her life. Sheesh, tell us what you really think, Gloria. [TresSugar]
  • Starbucks is launching an app for iPhone and Android that allows you to animate your coffee cup on your phone. [Mashable]
  • Is there really much difference between a “cabaret and burlesque club” and a “strip club”? [Gothamist
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