Viva Las Vegas is a popular stripper based in Portland, Oregon. A preacher’s daughter, she was raised in the Midwest before she moved to the West, where she worked as a nude dancer for over a dozen years. Eventually, she wondered if it was time to retire. Last year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After chemo made her hair fall out and a mastectomy left her with one breast, she wasn’t sure what to do. So, she wrote a book about her experiences: Magic Gardens: The Memoirs of Viva Las Vegas. After the lump was removed, extra skin from a cadaver was used to cover the area, but she resisted having her breast rebuilt with an implant. And then, she went back to stripping … [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
Guys can be fickle, or, as the French say, “huge jerks who don’t call women back.” Sometimes, though, we’ve got a pretty valid excuse for not picking up the phone. After the jump, why men might not call you back for that second date. Keep reading »
“I don’t ever feel sexy in small clothes,” she says. “I always feel really insecure. I don’t like wearing make-up. And if I have clean hair and a clean face, I’m more confident because I don’t feel like I’m speaking behind a mask. The attention, that other people are telling you that you are beautiful, only feeds insecurities and sort of makes it unbearable.”
—Megan Fox wants everyone to stop telling her she’s beautiful. [via Faded Youth Blog and Scanner] Keep reading »
Hey guys, guess what I am doing on October 15? Oh, I dunno, seeing Ryan Gosling’s band Dead Man’s Bones perform in New York City. No biggie. It’s not like I’ve started planning various outfits that might seduce The Gos. [I have.]
Actually, the coolest part about the Dead Man’s Bones tour is that Gosling and band mate Zach Shields are auditioning local choirs in each of the 12 spots they’re hitting to perform with them. Their debut album features vocals from the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir, but they can’t bring the tykes on tour with them, so they’re giving the opportunity to new kids in each town they visit.
Um, does anyone have a singing child I can borrow to pass off as my own? Email me. [Scanner] Keep reading »
“I’ve had a couple of dreams lately where at some point in my dream I become aware that I am dreaming. I don’t wake up, but I actually feel awake and can control my thoughts as I do when I’m awake. For example, I’ve had a reoccurring dream where I am in my childhood bedroom (I haven’t lived there for 20 years) and I see myself sleeping on the bed and the room looks exactly the way it did when I was 8. I see the ceiling fan above me and I look down and notice that I am asleep on the bed. Then I tell myself that I am dreaming and I that I can fly because it’s just a dream. And then I float up really easily toward the ceiling and enjoy my flight. What does this mean? It’s weirding me out.” – Wide Awake Fast Asleep Keep reading »