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R&B singer Chrisette Michelle‘s second album, Epiphany, tops the pop chart this week, despite selling a mere 83,000 copies, which is a record low for an album debuting at number one. Chrisette’s name was unfamiliar to me, but she’s been around the block and has worked with the biggest names in the music industry over the past couple years. Click through to learn more about the 26-year-old.
Comedy Central, the network which, thanks to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” has hijacked the news and made it relevant, entertaining, and funny, has greenlighted a TV version of the cult online series “Midwest Teen Sex Show.” Despite its title, the show is hardly hardcore and offers valuable sex education information for teens and young adults via funny sketches about birth control, oral sex, porn, and STDs. It may seem odd that a comedy network is taking up the task of educating teens about sex, but many states do not offer comprehensive sex education. The network has been successful with bringing the news to teens and young adults, so I don’t have a doubt that their joint effort with the “Midwest Teen Sex Show” will rock, too. Check out an online episode! [EW.com] Keep reading »
“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and British chef Jamie Oliver have announced they’re teaming up for a big challenge. In their upcoming reality show that’s expected to hit the airwaves next year, the dynamic duo plans to battle obesity in the U.S. Oliver is going to hit the “fattest cities” in an attempt to salvage their diets. Clearly, they’ve got a superhero complex, but aren’t they going to give the rest of us a real complex?
Bethenny Frankel will show off her Naturally Thin body in an upcoming PETA ad. She says she has no problem going nude. “I’m unexpectedly not that concerned with body image. Take me as I am,” she said. These other celebs didn’t have issues shedding their clothes for the animals either. (Jamie Bamber’s ad is not to be missed.)
Brett and Kate McKay are the husband/wife team behind the Art of Manliness, which seeks to help men “be better husbands, better fathers, and better men.” Brett was turned off by traditional men’s magazines like Men’s Health because they were filled with articles about sex and six-pack abs. “Was this all there was to being a man?” he asks.
It should come as no surprise that Brett has a big problem with porn. After all, it’s filled with men with six-pack abs having sex. In “The Problem with Porn,” he warns men that porn “saps your manliness” and lists five reasons why. Our Mind of Man has shared his perspective on guys and porn, and when I IM’d him about the article, he wrote back, “Porn is sexy. Too much porn is bad. Wine is yummy. Too much is bad.” But if porn saps a guy’s manliness, what does it do to women? Keep reading »
In this economy, a lot of people are suffering, but at least one corporate giant doesn’t think our sex lives should. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced it will give “free prescription drugs — including its anti-impotence drug, Viagra — to people who no longer have jobs and health insurance.” Pfizer is offering about 70 other prescription drugs, which will all be available for free for up to a year to anyone who has been laid off since January 1st. But sorry, guys — to qualify, you need to have already been taking the drugs before you lost your job. [via NYDailyNews] Keep reading »
Running out of toilet paper when you need it the most is … a problem, to put it mildly. Since our digestive well-being depends on having a constant supply of TP available, people usually buy in bulk. But once you get all your paper products home, then what? We’ve seen the various holders at Bed, Bath & Beyond and thrown an old basket into the bathroom to keep the overflow organized, but why not get creative?
First up, think sleek. With a clear vase, you know when you’re about to run out. Try this Target flower vase for $31.99. If one roll is about five inches wide and the vase is about six and a half inches wide, it’s the perfect size. As you can tell, I’m a little TP obsessed.