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What’s Up With CGI-Enhanced Nudity?

The perverts of America are freaking out because Jessica Alba‘s recent nude scene in “Machete” was apparently CGI-created. Instead of getting naked for the role, which Alba has steadfastly resolved to avoid at all costs, she wore white underwear which were then digitally removed in post-production. Judging from the before and after pictures, they took a couple pounds of flesh off as well. But people aren’t freaking out because of the chop-shop job on her tummy; it seems that people feel duped for believing they had actually seen Alba naked. Personally, I don’t understand why they care so much since so much of what we see in movies are body doubles anyway. And as Entertainment Weekly pointed out, there are only four options if an actress doesn’t want to be nude—cut the scene, wear a bra all the time like Carrie Bradshaw, use CGI, get a body double to fake it, or hire a new actress. And of the options, I think I might be on Team CGI, especially if the nudity is actually necessary for the role, which it totally wasn’t for “Machete.” If you’re looking for gratuitous nudity, why not go faux? [EW]

We’ve scrounged up some other CGI nude moments in movie history to continue the debate. Keep reading »

This Cockatoo Flaps Its Wings Back And Forth


I’m not going to lie; even though I kind of, sort of hate her (and I know it’s wrong to feel hate towards a child, even a famous one), I am kind of obsessed with Willow Smith‘s single “Whip My Hair.” But you know who loves it more? This cockatoo. And it really knows how to get down to the beat too. Keep reading »

The Official Map Of Non-Monogamy

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This map of non-monogamy makes me understand why so many people subscribe to monogamy … it’s way less complicated. I am going to go study for my non-monogamy pop quiz now. Dan Savage would be proud of me. [Tacit] Keep reading »

10 Disney Stars Who Tried To Shake Off Their Goody-Two-Shoes Image

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You may or may not remember Christy Romano from the Disney channel show “Even Stevens,” which also starred a tiny Shia LaBeouf. Christy is also the voice of “Kim Possible.” But it seems that Christy is now trying to shake that good girl image. She’s going naked in “Mirrors 2,” a horror movie sequel to “Mirrors,” which came out in 2008. The straight-to-DVD sequel was released this week and, obviously, the reviews are harsh. But everyone was psyched to see Romano’s boobs! I totally get an actress going nude when a role requires it, but you’d think that she could hold out for a movie with a theatrical release at least? [Every Joe]

Don’t worry though, Christy, plenty of Disney alums have gone to extremes to prove they aren’t kids anymore, and most of them have turned out kind of OK! Get ready for some Mouseketeers gone wild!

Angry Birds Continues Its Quest To Ruin My Life


So, what are your plans this weekend? I’m going to work on my book proposal, maybe do a little reading, see a movie, perhaps get brunch with friends — oh, wait, NO I’M NOT. Because, as of midnight tonight, Angry Birds — the iPhone and iPad app that has already stolen countless hours of my time, not to mention eaten my soul — is releasing 45 new Halloween-themed levels. Productivity killed. I might need someone to pop by my apartment in a couple days to flip me so I don’t get bed sores and to remind me to stay hydrated. Keep reading »

8 “Real Housewives” Divorce Disasters

Kordell Stewart & Porsha Williams Split, Plus 8 Other "Real Housewives" Divorce Disasters

Well this is a bit of a shock. “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta”‘s resident trophy wife, Porsha Williams, was blindsided this week when her husband, former pro football player Kordell Stewart, filed for divorce. Williams is a new addition to the “Housewives” cast and her arc this season has largely focused on her desire to have a child and also a career, while her husband of two years is insistent that his baby momma would stay at home. Let this be a lesson to all couples out there — make sure you’re on the same page about how you’ll raise your children before you walk down the aisle. [TMZ]

I wish I could say that they were the only victims of the “Real Housewives” franchise, but alas, many “Housewives” are wives no longer. We’ve rounded up the fallen unions.

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