10 Famous Merkins On Screen (NSFW)

Famous Merkins On Screen
Actors who are committed to their craft will go to great lengths to ensure that they’re portraying their character as realistically as possible. In some case, that means wearing a merkin. A merkin, for those of you who don’t know, is a pubic wig. It’s donned by actors and actresses who need their down-there hair to fit the time period of the film they’re in. And considering most actresses likely engage in some sort of pubic grooming, a merkin ensures they can play the part realistically without having to grow their own pubes out accordingly. Additionally, a merkin can work as a sort of shield for the actor’s own sexy bits, if they’re not comfortable showing them off. Evan Rachel Wood had her first experience with going full-frontal on film when she was making the upcoming HBO movie, “Mildred Pierce.” alongside merkin expert Kate Winslet. “I was a lot more nervous than I thought I was going to be,” she said. “I looked at Kate and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave. Put a merkin on and you’ll be fine.’ … Let’s just say, I had to wear a wig because it was in the ’30s, and everything had to look like it was in the ’30s.” In other words, expect bush — lots of bush — when the film debuts March 27. [XfinityTV.com] The merkin has become a popular prop in many mainstream movies. Here’s a look back at other famous moments in pubic-wiggery.

Quickies: Is Paris Hilton Racist?

  • Paris Hilton once made out with a guy but stopped when she realized he was black, author Neil Strauss claims in his new book of celebrity profiles. Neil claims Paris pointed at an actor from “Saving Private Ryan” and told him, “We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw that he was black and made an excuse and left. I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross.” I know Paris is dumb and all, but would she really be so dumb to say something vile and racist in front of a reporter? [The Superficial]
  • “Good Morning America” claims that Chris Brown pre-approved a list of questions that Robin Roberts asked about Rihanna, which supposedly made the douchebag HULK SMASH a glass window, rip his shirt off, and storm out of the studios. Sigh. FYI, telling people that you let celebrities pre-approve the questions you ask them doesn’t make you look good, “GMA.” [The Superficial]
  • Rihanna, BTW, snapped at a Fabulous magazine reporter for repeatedly asking her to comment on Chris Brown. “You obviously want to talk about Chris Brown,” she said. “I don’t.” Oh, snap. [Oh No They Didn't!]
  • ZOMG, Helen Mirren and Elton John will both be hosting “Saturday Night Live” next month (but not together). Can’t wait! [Oh No They Didn't!]

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Today’s Lady News: Defunding Planned Parenthood “Goes Too Far,” Says Sane, Reasonable Politician

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  • Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) released a statement disagreeing with the House Republicans’ efforts to defund Planned Parenthood because the clinics provide abortion, saying that eliminating all funding for family planning services “goes too far.” Stop making me like you, Scott Brown! [Boston.com]
  • Women hold less than one-third of decision-making positions in the media, according to a new survey by the International Women’s Media Foundation, an advocacy group. The IWMF looked at 522 print, broadcast and radio institutions and found that women held 39 percent of managerial positions, 27 percent of leading managerial roles (like CEO) and 26 percent of governing board roles. [Bloomberg]
  • Soul and disco singer Loleatta Holloway died yesterday at age 64. Loleatta’s hit song, “Love Sensation,” came out in 1980. [Spinner]

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South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Requiring 72-Hour Wait, “Counseling,” Before Abortion

South Dakota, South Dakota, South Dakota. What are we doing to do with you? Governor Dennis Daugaard, a Republican, has signed an extreme bill that will require women seeking an abortion to wait three whole days after meeting with her doctor for the procedure to be performed. This law will now be the longest waiting period in the nation. The bill also requires women receive pre-abortion “counseling” from so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are anti-abortion groups that try to dissuade women from terminating pregnancies at all costs. A court challenge is expected imminently. But nevertheless, it’s a shameful day for women’s reproductive rights in America. [Reuters, NPR] Keep reading »

William And Kate Are Knit-Wits

Julie and I are going to watch the royal wedding with beers at our side and a bucket of Cheez-Its in our laps. But some looky-loos get a bit more intense in their royalty fascination. Say, knitting dolls of Prince William and Kate Middleton from a 64-page pattern book called Knit Your Own Royal Wedding. Prince William is decked out in a snappy hat and sash, while Kate wears a white gown with mohair fringe. I know it takes talent to knit like this but … um, some people have too much time on their hands. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Show Us Your Supercool Prom Style!

Prom — we all have such fond memories, am I right? Okay, even if your date maybe sucked — mine collected spoons! — you probably wore a super sweet dress (not gonna lie, mine was a floor-length eggplant satin number.) And since prom season is right around the corner, we thought it was high time to dust off the old photo albums and share our prom photos.

Send us a picture—with a description of what you’re wearing—of your hot-to-trot prom style, and we’ll include them in a giant Frisky reader fashion slideshow. Send your prom pics to me–by April 15–at {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”Julie@TheFrisky.com”}. Keep reading »

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