Radio Station Contest Gives Away Mail Order Bride As Prize

Wash your eyes after reading this post: A New Zealand radio station is on blast from human rights groups, the international community, and the entire Ukraine for announcing a “Win a Wife” contest on Valentine’s Day in which the winner is flown to Eastern Europe, with interpreters, of course, to meet the mail-order bride of his dreams. The Rock FM — whose charming tagline is “Bands, Babes, Balls ‘n Bull” — will let the guy choose a woman from the database of Endless Love, an online “matchmaking” service between Ukrainian women and Kiwi men. After two teleconferences and as much instant messaging as they can handle — all translated for free, of course — they will then fly him from New Zealand to Ukraine on March 23 with a dozen roses, 12 nights of accommodation, and $2,000 spending money.

You know, I would be more offended by this if it didn’t sound so much like the plot of “The Bachelor.” Keep reading »

8 Questionable Red Carpet Commentators

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So, we won’t have the joy of Camille Grammer on the next season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” But apparently, our favorite love-to-hate-her housewife will be beaming into our living rooms on Oscar night. CNN has hired Camille to be a fashion and celebrity commentator for their pre-show, “Showbiz Tonight: Road to the Gold.” They will be putting her on the red carpet before the big show to interview and comment on what stars are wearing as they arrive. “I’m pumped, I’m psyched, I’m so excited,” says Camille. “This will be the thrill of a lifetime for me. Everything about the Oscars is amazing.” [Huffington Post]

CNN chose Camille because “she calls it like she sees it.” But maybe they forgot that she’s kind of a mean girl who doesn’t play well with others, particularly those of the female variety. Frankly, we’re a little scared to see her interviews. After the jump, more questionable characters who’ve served as award show commentators.

Beyonce Tells Jay-Z A Sexy Secret

Whenever I see celebrity couples whispering to each other, I like to imagine they’re saying something really, really filthy. For example, the thing that popped into my head when I first glimpsed this photo of Beyonce whispering in hubby Jay-Z‘s ear at the NBA All-Star Game, was, ahem: “I’d like to slam dunk your balls, Jay. Into my mouth.” I am so immature. Keep reading »

Today In Baby News: A Kid Named “Facebook” And A Wainwright/Cohen Love Child

Congrats to Facebook, which officially has its first namesake. An Egyptian man named his baby girl Facebook Jamal Ibrahim to express his gratitude for the role the social networking site played in the revolution. That is very moving, but we hope the name doesn’t become trendy. I wonder if they’ll call her “Face” or “Book” for short. And more very important baby news after the jump. Keep reading »

10 Celebrity Party Tricks

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Glenn Close learned something very valuable from playing the role of a bunny boiler in “Fatal Attraction.” How to eat a carrot. The actress can stuff 42 into her mouth. Wow. Keep her away from the crudite. [Marie Claire]

“The Great Gatsby” … In 3D

Step aside, Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Baz Luhrman’s new onscreen version of “The Great Gatsby” keeps getting bigger and better. We were pretty pumped a few months ago when we heard that Leonardo DiCaprio would be taking on the role of everyone’s favorite social climber. Oh, and then we saw that adorable Carey Mulligan had been cast as his Daisy, with Tobey Maguire stripping off the spidey suit to play Nick Carraway. Now we hear that the film will be turning New South Wales into its East Egg. And the strangest news of all—the whole thing will be shot in 3D. It seems like a strange choice for the great American novel, but, then again, we loved Luhrman’s “Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge” so much that we are willing to withhold judgment until the bright colors, big song and dance numbers, and outrageous costumes are swirling in front of us. Here’s hoping “Gatsby” can get the bad taste of “Australia” out of our mouths. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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