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Keira Knightley Poses Topless And Unretouched In Interview Magazine

“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters. That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are. … I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”

Keira Knightley was tired of retouchers Photoshopping her out of the Itty-Bitty Tittie Committee over the years, so when Interview magazine asked her to pose topless, she had one very firm request, she told The Times: No. Changing. Anything. The result isn’t particularly shocking — as a slender woman, she hasn’t had to deal with her overall body shape being altered — but it’s definitely refreshing to see she’s got one breast that’s slightly bigger than the other and little armpit chub, just like me. See the NSFW version (NIPPLESSSS) after the jump! [The Times via TIME; Interview] Keep reading »

New “Bachelor” Promo Is Both Weird And Kinda Creepy

New "Bachelor" Promo Is Both Weird And Kinda Creepy
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  • This new “Bachelor” promo — featuring Hot Boring Farmer Chris — is seriously weird and creepy. Cornstalks! Whispering! In women’s voices! WHY? Was this directed by M. Night Shyamalan?
  • Oh thank god, Chad Kroeger says that rumors that he and Avril Lavigne have split are not true. Chavril LIVES. [People]
  • Hair company Redken has hired transgender model Lea T as a spokesmodel. Rad! [People]
  • Hitman charges against AC/DC’s Phil Rudd have been dropped. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Shop The Trend: 16 Pieces Of Voluminous, Baggy, Oversized Clothing You Can Really Breathe In

You know what they say, go big or go home. Y’all, I am SICK of wearing clothes that pinch my skin, “hug” my curves (more like strangle, amiright?) and are “figure-flattering” from head-to-toe. What does that even mean anyway? When I see clothing items described as “shrunken” my instinct is to run in the other direction.

I recently found an old photo of me from 11th grade, when I was really into wearing all oversized everything. It wasn’t a good look, but what is a good look is pairing oversized pieces with your more body-conscious pieces — the contrast in proportions is super chic and also gives you room to breathe. Here are 16 big, baggy, bad ass pieces I’m currently digging.

Drummer From AC/DC Charged In Alleged Murder Plot

  • Drummer Phil Rudd from AC/DC has been charged for his alleged participation in a plot to kill two men. [People]
  • “Comedian” Artie Lang sent some vile racist and sexist tweets to ESPN host Cari Champion and got his appearance on “@Midnight” canceled as a result. [The Root]
  • Do yourself a favor and read this amaaaaazing piece my BFF and our former Mind of Man columnist John DeVore wrote about Taco Bell. Yes, Taco Bell. You’ll laugh, you’ll tear up and you may even find yourself craving a 7-layer burrito by the end. [Eater]
  • NEW EPISODE OF “SERIAL” YOU GUYS. [Serial Podcast] Keep reading »

Considering All “Sides” Of The Lena Dunham Debacle: A Reading List

Lena Dunham's Book Has A Cover & Release Date Now

I haven’t stopped thinking about this whole Lena Dunham controversy since it first made headlines earlier this week. Not because I feel particularly strongly in either direction about Lena Dunham the famous person, aside from her being a fellow member of the human race who sometimes makes art I enjoy. I don’t care about this controversy because some right-wing, transphobic, misogynist website was the first to sound the alarm that her memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, contains passages they say describe child sex abuse towards her younger sister Grace. I don’t care about this controversy because Lena Dunham is a feminist, and a white woman, and therefore, by some people’s estimation, “one of my own” who I’m going to defend for that reason alone, or something. I care about it because it has shown a very bright spotlight on something that is rarely discussed despite being entirely universal: how children come to know and understand their bodies and the bodies of other people, particularly other children, and how they learn to uphold and respect the boundaries of those bodies. We have all been children, we have all had to go through this, and what this controversy has revealed to me is how incredibly varied and defining those experiences have been in good, bad, but mostly somewhere-in-between ways. And I care about this controversy because I don’t think children will ever navigate these issues in a one-size-fits-all way. So we’d better get better at talking about it. Keep reading »

Sophia Loren Finally Explains Why She Gave Jayne Mansfield Such Epic Side-Eye

“She came right for my table. She knew everyone was watching. She sat down. And now, she was barely… Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I’m staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face you can see the fear. I’m so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow—BOOM!—and spill all over the table.”

Surely you’ve seen this infamous photo before, of Sophia Loren giving fellow Hollywood actress and glamazon Jayne Mansfield epic side-eye. While I’m sure many have theorized about all the possible reasons for Sophia to be shading Jayne — did she steal her man? claim the designer gown Sophia wanted to wear? steal her parking space?! — Loren told Entertainment Weekly that the truth is actually pretty ridiculous. She was just keeping her eyes peeled for a massive wardrobe malfunction! Apparently, the photo was taken at a party that Paramount had thrown for Loren and Mansfield, who passed away in 1967, was the last to show up. “For me, that was when it got amazing,” she told EW. Indeed. [Entertainment Weekly]

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