Hoo boy. Not that I would’ve pegged Snooki as the most meticulous user of birth control, but getting pregnant before/during the filming of her spin-off show, “Snooki & JWoww,” was not her best move. The entire reason anyone watches Snooki do anything is because she’s always had one more Fuzzy Navels than she should have. A pregnant Snooki is a sober Snooki and based on the preview for their show it’s —I hate to say it — a boring Snooki. [MTV.com]
The White House Correspondents Dinner (or “nerd prom,” as its called in the biz) is an annual occasion for political journalists to rub elbows and watch a comedian make fun the president to his face. This year, Jimmy Kimmel is doing the roast and there will be two guests in the audience whose political journalism credentials are impeccable: Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner. The pair will be guests of Fox News and will schmooze with the likes of Lindsay Lohan, a guest of Fox News host Greta Van Sustern; the cast of “Modern Family,” guests of ABC; and Zooey Deschanel, a guest of Bloomberg. No, I don’t understand why any of these people were invited either. [Jezebel]
But Kimmycakes and LiLo aren’t the only random guests to grace the White House Correspondents Dinner with their presence. The annual dinner has a long, sordid history of WTF Were These People Invited? guest lists …
Bringing new meaning to the phrase “before the body gets cold,” Egypt is considering a new law that will allow Egyptian husbands to have sex with their dead wife’s corpse up to six hours after death. But don’t get your panties in a knot, ladies. Wives can have sex with their dead husbands’ corpse as well, because the issue at hand is whether marriage is still in effect after death. (Unless rigor mortis sets in southward, we don’t much see the point.) This very important matter of “farewell intercourse” is just one of many measures Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament is considering; the others are not so what-the-fuck as they are human rights abuses. Other laws being considered would restrict women’s access to education and employment and lower the minimum marriage age to 14. Pardon my pun, but those are the real issues here, even if they’re not as sexy as the necrophilia law. [Al-Arabiya; Daily Mail UK]
I don’t fully understand why these ads are “sexist” or “offensive,” as per the women’s health blog Blisstree. The Brazilian gym Vila Olimpica ads show big, muscular men standing behind women, their ripped arms doing things like opening jars and bottles of wine. But I didn’t read this as “the iddy-bitty-widdle-lady can’t open a jar of olives,” because the female model actually looks rather fit and toned herself. I read it more as a joke: the lady needs gorilla arms to open these relatively easy products, but those kind of muscles are more of a female body builder thing, so there’s a big dude standing behind her doing it.
It’s a obtuse, sure, but I’d say it’s visually clever. What do you think, Frisky readers? Maybe I’m losing my edge? [BlissTree]