Lorna Bliss used to look a little bit like Britney Spears. The resemblance wasn’t striking, but she says there were some similarities and people on the street pointed it out fairly regularly. Now, Lorna Bliss looks quite a lot like Britney Spears. Enough, in fact, that she gets paid thousands of pounds as a celebrity lookalike. But imitating one of Hollywood’s most batshit crazy pop stars comes at a cost.
Apparently Lorna spends about $30,000 a year to look like Britney’s double. From facials to clothes of questionable fashion merit and putty-like concealer to hide those oh-so-un-Britney freckles, this job isn’t cheap. But while we kind of respect Lorna for getting way into it instead of half-assing the job, we’re pretty sure that she could have achieved “essence of Britney” for the cost of some cheetos, hair clippers and some busted fake nails. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, is going on a Roman holiday. And he’s made a very interesting request for the Italian government—he wants a party with 700 Italian women, including Italy’s Equal Opportunities Minister (and former model) Mara Carfagna, and other female politicians, business women, and cultural movers and shakers. It looks like Italian leaders are going to oblige him, since Italy ruled Libya in the colonial era and lately they’ve been trying to make nice by issuing a formal apology and giving $5 billion in restitution. Even more interesting—this isn’t the first time Gaddafi has made a request like this. Two years ago, when he traveled to Paris, he held a meeting with 1,000 French women, in which he bemoaned the, “tragic conditions of the woman in Europe, forced sometimes to do work which she refuses…I want to save the European woman who is struggling.” Huh?
We’re just not sure if Gaddafi is progressive or pervy. He is credited with liberating the women of Liberia, but then again he has a troop of bodyguards that is women-only. Either way, that’s a lot of Italian ladies in one room. I won’t say anything of their fiery temperament, but I kinda hope they give him lots to think about. [TheTimes] Keep reading »
Not! Maybe Kate misunderstood what “Dick’s Sporting Goods” really sells. But we don’t know how she walks the long aisles in 4 inch heels, let alone chases after eight kids in those things. Either way, it looks like she got a bat. So, consider yourself warned, Jon. [Reading, PA, 6/8/09] Keep reading »
This is Frisky blogger Jessica Wakeman’s boyfriend. Isn’t he cute? (We’ll answer for you: yes). The thing is, just because your boyfriend is adorable as he is, doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be kind of fun to see him dressed entirely different. With this in mind, The Frisky presents a new weekly post: Paper Doll Boyfriends. Whether your guy’s style is heinous and you want a complete change; or you’re just a little curious about how he’d look if he switched from jeans to something totally not his style, like colored linen pants; or you’re into him as he is, but wouldn’t mind seeing him suited up a la Clive Owen, we’re here to make your wildest sartorial boyfriend dreams come true.
Just send a full-body picture of the guy and a description of the style you’ve got in mind or him to email@example.com with “Paper Doll Boyfriend” in the headline. Pictures facing straight forward without bulky clothing or crossed arms and legs are ideal. Nothing naked, either, you can keep that view all to yourself… Keep reading »
The HanaHana Nose Stretcher is not for the beauty faint of heart. I always thought that Brazilian bikini waxes and Botox were marks of the beauty brave, but there needs to be a whole new category for those who try the HanaHana Nose Stretcher. This Japanese nose stretcher (does anyone else think this sounds like a form of torture?) is basically a super-strong pink clothespin. This contraption works by clamping it over your nostrils for a few minutes every day, and apparently the extreme pressure exerted over the cartilage stretches your nose out—a look coveted by girls who think their nose it too flat or “button-like.” I have no current plans to do a beauty test drive on this product, but for $7 you can try it and let me know how it turns out.
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Yesterday, as I was flipping through People, I came across an advertisement that scared me to death. What was it marketing? Feminine hygiene products, of course. Because, I mean, what could be scarier than a period?! The Always Infinity ad features a dangerous tornado-like whirlpool swirling ominously into a gigantic maxi pad. A pad that, apparently, has the power to absorb ten times its weight— “so your heavy days won’t spin you out of control.” (If you care to see the full, 3-D, moving visual, check it out here.)
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Days of the week underwear is a wonderful fashion concept—if you’re going to have one of something you love, why not have seven? Enter the Ring a Day, which are stainless steel sheets (almost stencil-like) that come with seven with pre-cut rings of different shapes to pop out and wear for a week. Once removed from its packaging, the ring makes a minimalist statement, as it sits flat in the shapes of diamonds and gems. Once you’re done, continue the fun by hanging the leftover sheets/stencils on your wall. Or, a small hole at the top allows you to string them on a necklace, which, we have to say, is kinda weird. (What we think is cuter would be to make a charm necklace out of the cutouts.) The best part: unlike those days of the week underwear, there are no specific dates for each ring. So you’ll never get in trouble again for wearing your Mondays on a Wednesday. [$140, Supermarkethq.com] Keep reading »
Okay, mon, so this one really blew my mind. There’s this new dance craze in Jamaica called “daggering”—check out a very G-rated version in this Mr. Vegas video so aptly entitled “Daggering.” Basically, imagine a dude using his erect penis as a…er…dagger and trying to stab it into unaccommodating places on a woman’s body (i.e. anything but a hole). Um…basically simulating sex. Some geniuses are taking this craze into the bedroom—same idea only this time, they’re getting injured. Bending the penis when it’s at attention can cause it to fracture. The guys get a sudden, sharp pain and then their thing gets black and blue. Doctors in Jamaica are freaking out because the number of penis fractures in the country has tripled. As a result, government officials have banned any type of media promoting daggering.
Sheesh, until recently — thanks “Grey’s Anatomy”! — I didn’t even know penises could break. Warning dudes: always exercise caution with your dagger. [Newsweek]
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In the last month or so, three of my close friends have gotten engaged. Meanwhile, I haven’t had a serious relationship for three years. For some reason, whenever I tell people that another one of my pals has a ring on her finger, they get a sad, sympathetic look on their face, like they’re afraid I might start crying or go into a deep depression. They shouldn’t be concerned, though, because I’m not the least bit jealous. Keep reading »