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This Woman Lost All Four Limbs Because Of Shady “Butt Injections”

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Fake doctor injected woman's butt with cement and Super Glue. Read More »
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Botched Plastic Surgery
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Apryl Michelle Brown in Essence

This picture you see before you is Apryl Michelle Brown, who lost all four of her limbs from infections caused by unlicensed butt injections she received from a “pumper.”  ”Pumpers” — who sometimes claim to be doctors — take advantage of oftentimes low-income women who are looking for cheaper plastic surgery by pumping their posteriors with materials which they claim are similar to what you’d get in a plastic surgeon’s office for a fraction of the price. In reality, “pumpers” use Krazy Glue, sealant and cement and have sent numerous customers to the hospitals. Keep reading »

Karl Lagerfeld Says It’s “Ridiculous” To Suggest Anorexic Girls In Fashion Industry Are A Problem

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“I’m sorry to say that it’s a subject I consider ridiculous for several reasons; the story with the anorexic girls — nobody works with anorexic girls, that’s nothing to do with fashion. People who have that [anorexia] have problems to do with family and things like that. … There are less than 1 per cent of anorexic girls, but there more than 30 percent of girls in France — I don’t know about England — that are much, much overweight. And it is much more dangerous and very bad for the health … So I think today with the junk food in front of the TV it’s something dangerous for the health of the girl.”

Here’s the thing with Karl Lagerfeld‘s denial-is-not-just-a-river-in-Egypt comments on Britain’s Channel 4 News. He’s right that anorexia is a mental illness which cannot be attributed to just one factor. He’s also correct that unhealthy eating is also bad. And he’s even got a point, sort of, about the fashion industry not wanting to work with anorexic “girls.” The fashion industry isn’t necessarily employing “normal-sized” women who are anorexic; they are employing women who are rail-thin with androgynous, boyish frames as well as young teen/tween girls whose bodies are practically prepubescent. There is a reason why there has been a huge controversy with the CFDA regarding designers who employ models under the age of 16. So, in a sense, Lagerfeld does have a valid point that can be teased out of this quote. But his snotty comments about Adele being “fat” and overall dismissiveness/lack of responsibility towards eating disorders in his industry is enraging. Choupette, I’ll always love, but I am officially done with Karl Lagerfeld. [Telegraph UK]

Pippa Cancels U.S. Book Tour Over Kate Middleton’s Nude Pics

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  • Pippa Middleton has cancelled her U.S. tour for Celebrate, a party-planning book being published at the end of the month, over concerns it will just draw more attention to Kate Middleton’s nude pics scandal. “If Pippa is quizzed about Kate’s topless pictures, then whatever answer she gives will generate more news about the matter, and upset Will and Kate,” a source told The New York Daily News. [TIME]
  • Struggling actress Lindsay Lohan said she is voting for Mitt Romney because “employment is really important right now.” Most of what LiLo knows about unemployment comes from being under house arrest. [E! Online]
  • Also, LiLo is “done,” again, with Michael Lohan after he called 911 on his family and gave audiotape of her panicked Tuesday morning phone call to him — in which she said mom Dina Lohan was on cocaine — to the gossip blog TMZ. [Stupid Celebrities]

Tom Hanks Heads To Broadway For Nora Ephron Play

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  • Tom Hanks his headed to Broadway for the first time ever in a play by the late Nora Ephron. “Lucky Guy” is about a New York City tabloid columnist who successfully won a libel lawsuit. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Nelly is the latest celeb to get busted for drugs at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint in Texas: cops found heroin, weed, and a loaded gun on his tour bus. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Drop what you’re doing and watch Ellie Goulding absolutely kill it singing “Anything Can Happen” on Jimmy Fallon’s show. LOVE HER. [PopCrush]
  • Futzing around on Twitter and Facebook is keeping college kids entertained more than having casual sex, says a dubious sounding study. [The Week]
  • “Have you tried turning it off and on?”: here’s five reasons why your IT guy hates you. [Cracked]

Ireland’s First Abortion Provider Opens Next Week

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  • A Marie Stopes International women’s reproductive health care clinic — sort of the Planned Parenthood across-the-pond — is opening next week in Belfast, Ireland. The clinic will be the first-ever in Ireland to provide abortions, which are illegal except to save the woman’s life or preserve her health.  [Feministing]
  • Female Marine vets describe an absolutely brutal culture of sexist name calling and sexual harassment. I would love to have our Frisky readers who are in/have been in the armed services weigh in. [Star And Stripes]
  • Are American women better off than we were four years ago? Journal E.J. Graff investigates. [American Prospect] Keep reading »

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

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Whoa.

It’s that time of year where you can’t turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning “… and then Barack Obama ate a live baby.” So I think this ad from North Carolina State Senate candidate Deb Butler is amazing for its understated simplicity: she appears onscreen with a transvaginal ultrasound wand, which her opponent State Sen. Thom Goolsby supported women being required to receive prior to an abortion. (It is currently being challenged in court.) “He wouldn’t dare show you this but this is Goolsby’s contribution to women’s health: a medically unnecessary procedure that is now required by state law,” Butler says, as she holds the vaginal proble. “He promised us his first priority would be jobs, but instead he’s following us into the doctor’s office.” It’s intense for a campaign ad, but is so jarring it works. What do you think of the ad? Tell us in the comments!

(Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the link!) [YouTube via Deb Butler For Senate]

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