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Were you born to be a porn star? Me neither. But that’s the premise of “Born to Be a Star.” Written and produced by Adam Sandler, the comedy focuses on a Middle American nerd, played by Nick Swardson, who discovers that his parents were porn stars. Christina Ricci plays the born-into-porn dude’s girlfriend and Stephen Dorff will put in an appearance as a legendary woodsman known as “Dick Shadow.” Of course, the story idea isn’t so out there so as not to be believed. Actress Thora Birch of “American Beauty” fame? Both her parents were porn stars. Her mother, Carol Connors, appeared in “Deep Throat,” on the set of which she met Thora’s father, Jack Birch. Also? Her mother, uh, performed with John Holmes in “The Erotic Adventures of Candy.” Now that’s got to be embarrassing. [Variety] Want to find out more about Hollywood stars’ secret porn pasts? Click here. Keep reading »
Everyone knows you should never shake a baby because the baby can be seriously injured or die. But some idiot thought that shaking a baby until you kill it would make a great iPhone app. The Baby Shaker was available for 99 cents at the iPhone app store until it was removed Wednesday. The game shows a picture of a baby and plays the noise of a baby crying. Players had to shake their iPhone really hard until the crying stopped, and then two X’s covered the baby’s eyes, indicating the baby was dead. How revolting! Keep reading »
As you would expect during a recession, couples who are getting married are spending less on their weddings, cutting back on guest lists, wearing family rings instead of a new ones, and assembling their own invitations. According to a nationwide survey by David’s Bridal, 75 percent of weddings are being scaled back to save money. Early spending estimates suggest the average wedding this year will cost $19,000. Two years ago, the average was $28,000. Wedding dress designers who understand brides may not have as much to spend on their dresses are offering less expensive options, but some women are still spending $10,000-plus on dresseses. Keep reading »
Yep, it’s still Earth Week, y’all. So far, we’ve discussed the Freegan, the Locavore, and the Righteous Recycler. Now, let’s turn our eyes towards Eco-Consumers, who aim to shop their way to a greener planet. You know, the ones who brush with organic toothpaste, wear clothes made from sustainable materials, and wipe with recycled TP. Keep reading »
Is advertising that uses women’s sexuality always sexist? Feminsting.com blogger Samhita says this advertising student’s project is “sexist, voyeuristic and pervy.” It’s a fake Calvin Klein billboard featuring a woman wearing a white blouse. In the sunshine the white blouse looks normal, but when it rains the billboard morphs and reveals the model’s black bra underneath, like a real white blouse would if it were to get wet. Clever, huh?
We’re no Don Draper or Peggy Olson, but we think the two advertising students behind this project were really thinking outside the box with this idea. According to the duo, they hoped their idea would “give a life to Calvin Klein’s sexy feeling.” This billboard certainly accomplishes that goal. What do you think? Tell us in the comments. [Ads Of The World via Feministing] Keep reading »