“Sesame Street” Sends Cease-And-Desist To Sexy Big Bid

  • “Sesame Street” issued a cease-and-desist letter to put the kibosh on Sexy Big Bird’s unauthorized costumes. The letter was directed to Yandy.com, a Halloween costume web site whose multitudes of “sexy” get-ups will have you gagging. The Sesame Street Workshop is not buying that Yandy’s “Exclusive Yellow Dress With Stockings” is not just a straight-up Big Bird knockoff.  [The FW]
  • This scarcely counts as a “spoiler,” but if you must know, the word is out on where Don Draper takes Megan for vacation during “Mad Men” season six. [Socialite Life]
  • Drake has finally graduated from high school at age 25. Congratulations!  Guess DeGrassi did not issue diplomas? [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Ukraine’s “Barbie flu” trend of women using plastic surgery to look more like Barbie is disturbing. [The Week]
  • So, Flava Flav wasn’t just arrested earlier this week for any old assault. He was arrested for beating his fiancee and pulling a knife on her teenaged son. Ugh. He’s the worst. [Dlisted]
  • Your clone is trying to murder you: here’s how to deal. [Cracked]
  • Remember when Madonna spoke out in defense of gay rights in Russia over the summer? And anti-gay activists tried to sue her? Now they’ve served her with a summons to appear in Russian court over the incident. [Queerty]
  • Friendly reminder from New York Comic Con: female cosplayers are people, too. [Comic Book Resources]
  • Twitter has for the first time ever blocked an account within a country at the request of its government. The social network blocked users in Germany from reading the account of a neo-Nazi group, which has been banned in the country. Now off to the comments section to bicker about free speech you go! [New York Times]
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