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Wedding Weight Loss To The Extreme

We often hear about women trying to lose weight before their wedding, but here’s a story about a man doing so, and it’s not just a few extra pounds. Manuel Uribe, who has dropped 550 lbs. over the last two years, celebrates his 43rd birthday today, and his wish is to be able to walk down the aisle on his wedding — he hasn’t been able to leave his bed for the last six years. Still, his fiancée said they have a real relationship, including sex, and the only real issue is that her parents were concerned that her first husband, also obese, had died of respiratory failure. Manuel, who lives in Mexico, says his obesity began when he lived in the U.S. about 10 years ago and consumed a diet of junk food and soft drinks. “It is all because of the junk food,” he said. [CBS News] Keep reading »

Are Rape Scenes Really “Sex” Scenes?

Nerve.com and the Independent Film Channel teamed up to produce a list of “The 50 Worst Sex Scenes In Cinema”, and while the list is seriously impressive and I found myself laughing out loud remembering the terribleness of the love scene in Howard The Duck, I also noticed that a few of the chosen scenes featured rape. There’s Irréversible, Hollowman, and Crank (well, that one is described as “rape-esque”). Obviously, this is a “worst” list, not a “best” list so it’s not like the editors are applauding the sexiness of these scenes, but I think it’s kind of weird to consider a rape scene (like the incredibly disturbing one in Irréversible) as a sex scene at all. Anyway, what do you all think? [Oh, and FYI, #1 is that god awful butter scene in Last Tango In Paris.) [IFC.com -- A few of the images and all of the videos are NSFW] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s Lovers, Facebook Changes, And Chicago Bulls’ Garters

  • On her new album, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy sings of 30 lovers and compares a man to heroin from Afghanistan and Colombian cocaine. She says she wrote the songs before meeting husband Nicholas, but it’s kind of nice that she’s keepin’ things real, even as the first lady. Also, on the album cover, her name is Carla Bruni, not Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. [Reuters]
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    Christina Aguilera As Samantha Jones: “Ladies, I’m A Dude…”

    This is sort of an old clip, from an episode of Saturday Night Live around the time that Sex and the City went off the air, but I was out to dinner with friends last night and a huge group of them hadn’t seen it — and neither had our Catherine. In the clip, which I swear is one of the best in SNL‘s history, Christina Aguilera does a dead-on impression of SATC‘s Samantha. Girlfriend could be an actress, I swear. Keep reading »

    White Lies In That Movie

    Movies are mostly made up, unless they’re documentaries. Certainly, some are “historical fiction” and include references to real places and events, but really, even if a movie isn’t an historical one, like Saving Private Ryan or something, it’s annoying when details aren’t quite right. For example, in Sex and the City, Carrie reads a book called Love Letters from Great Men, and it’s not even as though you would only know the title if you paused the DVD. She says the title out loud, maybe even several times, and the book doesn’t even exist. The nice folks at the New York Public Library did put together a list of similar options, though. Speaking of the library, it seems that you can’t really get married there. The reception could be held there, but not the ceremony. And even that would cost at least $50,000. [AP, NY Post, NYPL] Keep reading »

    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of June 10th 2008

  • N.E.R.D. is back and as bangin’ ever! Fronted by The Neptunes’ fine Pharrell Williams and cool Chad Hugo along with Shay Haley, the hip-hop band has made yet another funky record full of hot hits to keep you dancing all summer long. On their third album, Seeing Sounds they rap about things we can relate to — fat asses, fashion, and they even shout out to the girls standing in the line for the bathroom.
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    Stephen Colbert Spanks Philip Weiss

    There are so many reasons to love Stephen Colbert, and today’s reason is that he totally made Philip Weiss his bitch. Weiss is the writer behind that hateful New York story, “The Affairs Of Married Men”, which enraged me while I was on vacation. Colbert calls Weiss out, asking, “Isn’t there any chance that this is a sophisticated rationalization for being a complete a**hole?” Um yes. [Via Radar] Keep reading »

    Hot Girl Nerds Are Not New

    This week, Newsweek takes a look at a group of young women known as the Nerd Girls. This Tufts University group, representative of smart, hot women everywhere, is made up of about a dozen female students. They like dressing up and being girly — one is a former cheerleader — but they also like math and building stuff, including a solar car they hope to race next year. The girls are really cute, and it’s wonderful that younger women understand that they can be feminine and smart at the same time, however, being a nerd is easy when you’re attractive, wear the right clothes, and carry around an iPhone. [Newsweek] Keep reading »

    ProChoice.com Is Not What You Think It Is

    You know, no matter where you stand on the abortion debate, toying with women’s lives through false advertising is pretty effed up. We’ve read a lot about “pregnancy crisis centers”, which seem like abortion clinics, but really only offer “counseling” that scares and guilt trips pregnant women into not getting abortions. Likewise, it’s really frickin’ irritating to hear that ProChoice.com is actually an anti-choice website serving up all sorts of anti-abortion information. And it’s poorly designed, to boot! [Feministing.com] Keep reading »

    Let’s Make A Muxtape, Shall We?

    So, this week I decided to make an entire mixtape of songs with the word “cry” in the title, because I am a giant cry baby. I cried on Friday night! And on Sunday! Oh, and last night when I saw this Cheerios commercial that I love. Anyway, some of the greatest songs in the universe are sad songs and a handful of the songs I chose will tug at your heartstrings. Some of them are peppy too, like “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, which is, duh, clearly not true. Enjoy the playlist for the next week! [The Frisky's Muxtape] Keep reading »

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