Who can resist the charms of glamour queen Dita Von Teese? Not even stodgy Prince Charles, which is why he introduced himself to the attractive alabaster stranger at a Cartier event. When the Royal asked Ms. Dita what she did, she replied that she was a “dancer.” When Prince Charles unwittingly asked the dancer to do a number at Prince Harry’s upcoming birthday party in September, he had no idea he’d get more show than he bargained for. After the damage, er booking, was done, an aide informed the culturally clueless Prince Charles about Dita’s contributions to the art of striptease and he was mortified. After all, what would his mummy think?! We think under those suits and floral hats, there’s a side to the Queen that likes to get down — or at least appreciate a woman who can. But we’ll have to wait and see if the real tassel-twirling burlesque show will go on at Buckingham Palace. [Daily Star]
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Yesterday we were cheering on our flat-chested sisters for refusing to go under the knife, but we didn’t want you to think we were worshipping at the alter of thin either. Like The Music Nerd in yesterday’s “Thoughts From Guys On Our IM”, having a little junk in the trunk, as the rappers would say, is something to celebrate too. Even small-buseted Cameron Diaz recently said, “I want a big bum!” Oh, and speaking of rappers, hip-hop has been, uh, enthusiastically celebrating the rear end since it’s first beat — that’s why we’ve compiled this list of song lyrics about big booty shakin’. But not to be showed up, a few rock bands and a old-timey band leader (below) make an appearance as well.
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Shia LaBeouf was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Now, he’s not the first celeb to be accused of driving while intoxicated. Above, see a handy chart showing how much time stars have served recently after being convicted of driving while drunk or on drugs. Most celebs get probation for their first offense, but since Shia had that incident in Walgreens, the judge might not be so nice. Our bet is that if Shia is convicted and sentenced to jail time, he’ll be on the lower end of the scale and serve approximately 85 minutes. [AP] Keep reading »
More than wanting a girl whose body is teeny-tiny, guys wish we’d just be happy with what we’ve got. A study by the U.K.’s Fabulous Mag found that men prefer curvy, size 12 women best and wouldn’t want to change anything about their partner’s appearance. Women, on the other hand, said they wished they were smaller, like a size 8. It’s really sweet that the guys don’t want their girlfriends to go on a diet, but do they even understand women’s sizes? One of my guy friends didn’t even know we have random number sizes (2, 4, 6, 8, etc.) instead of measurement-based ones (waist 30, length 34) for most of our clothes. Even so, this just shows that we are way harder on ourselves than we are when we judge others. [Fabulous Mag] Keep reading »
As young adults, women start off being happier than men, and then age 48 comes along and the guys get a whole lot happier than us. According to a study in the Journal of Happiness Studies, our happiness depends on fulfilling our aspirations. Most people surveyed — nine out of 10 — want a happy marriage and the ability to buy what they desire, whether that’s nice clothes, a car, or a vacation home. Because most men are single and want lots of expensive stuff when they’re in their 20s, this is the time when they’re the least happy. But then, after age 34, men are more likely to be married than women, and the gap increases with age. They’re also able to buy more of what they want. So, while guys are able to meet their expectations in the family and finance categories, we’re sad because we’re not married and still don’t make enough money to buy all of the Marc Jacobs we want. Who wants to prove this study wrong? Who’s with me! [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »
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 »