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Underage Sex In Advertising Attracts Older Consumers

ABC News has a big story out today that talks about sex in advertising. American Apparel, BMW, and Gossip Girl are just a few of the latest brands to embrace carnal desire in print ads, but they’re taking it a step farther by putting people who look very young in provocative positions to draw attention to their products. Keep reading »

The Hotness Awards: Hottest Male Singers

1. Albert Hammond Jr.
2. Chris Brown
3. Usher
4. Bon Iver
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The Daily Squeeze: Romeo And Juliet, Bones And Breast Cancer, And Tim Gunn’s Big Day

  • Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. [NPR]
  • A new study says that women with stronger bones are more likely to develop breast cancer. Do we really have to choose between cancer and osteoporosis? [AHN]
  • Today is Tim Gunn’s birthday. Forget to get him a present? “Make it work, people!” [Blogging Project Runway]
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    Quickies!: Panic Attack! I Dreamt I Was Pregnant

  • Dreaming that you’re pregnant is usually a positive thing, and indicates that you’re growing in your life or in a relationship. [Dear Sugar]
  • Spend some time with your girlfriends, instead of your guy. Here are some ideas. [Dear Sugar]
  • Here’s the scoop on how to survive a verbal beat down from your boss. [Asylum]
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    The Hotness Awards: Hottest Female Singer

    1. Duffy
    2. Estelle
    3. Santogold
    4. Scarlett Johansson

    Listen to their hot singles after the jump, and then VOTE! Voting ends August 3rd, so don’t waste time! Keep reading »

    Five Female Bloggers (Not Named Julia Allison) Who Should Be On The Cover Of A Magazine

    Hey, do you read Wired? I don’t (Catherine has a subscription), but I am taking notice of Wired now – the cover of their August issue is certainly a departure from covers’ past and I must admit I recognize the pretty face, though many of you may not. Under the headline “Internet Famous: Julia Allison and the Secrets of Self-Promotion”, the August cover features Julia Allison, an NYC-based blogger who, among other things, covers sex and relationships for Time Out New York. She was recently dubbed “the modern day Carrie Bradshaw” by The New York Times because she writes about her personal life on her blog. Allison just launched a new blog/web portal called NonSociety.com with her best friends Meghan Asha and Mary Rambin. Now it should go without saying that thanks to platforms like Word Press, Blogger, Tumblr, and Type Pad, everyone from your crazy next door neighbor to my Grandma can blog, but usually one doesn’t end up on the cover of a major magazine like Wired as a result. So what’s Allison doing there and why should you care? Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: SATC’s Fake/Real Book, A Star Wars Wedding, And Ponies

  • The imaginary book Love Letters of Great Men, which was featured in Sex and the City, is becoming a real book. [The Telegraph, U.K.]
  • A Star Wars-themed wedding took place at this year’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego. The bride wore dart launchers on her writs. [Reuters]
  • Have you always wanted a horse? Now you can buy wild ones, like in Misty of Chincoteague, online. [LiveScience]
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    Watch out Duggars! You’ve Got Competition!

    We’ve had a ton of comments about Jim and Michelle Duggar, the couple with 17 children and another on the way. But they’re not the only couple spitting out kids like it’s their job — Alexandru and Livia Ionce, from Canada, just welcomed their 18th child, putting them just slightly ahead of the Duggars in the “who can have the most kids before their ovaries are all dried up” competition. Score one for Canada — Michelle, you’d better hope for twins! [DListed] Keep reading »

    The Hotness Awards: Hottest Bands

    1. She & Him
    2. The Ting-Tings
    3. Vampire Weekend
    4. The Jonas Brothers Keep reading »

    The Hotness Awards: Hottest Movies

    Here’s a reminder of what’s nominated for Hottest Movie.

    1. The Dark Knight Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, & Gary Oldman
    2. Sex & The City Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon, & Chris Noth
    3. Wall-E Starring…uh, well, an adorable Disney/Pixar robot.
    4. The Wackness Starring Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, Sir Ben Kingsley, & Mary Kate Olson Keep reading »

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