I can’t think of many things I’d love to be the first person to do, but officially changing my name to a web domain is not one of them. Claire Forshaw, on the other hand…. The 24-year-old from Manchester, England, has been approved by the Legal Deed Service to be called Princess-Rainbow.com. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that she not only wanted to have a URL as her name, but also, an absolutely ridiculous one! Princess-Rainbow.com said, “I know that if ever I got the chance I would change [my name] to a web domain, to hopefully become the first.” She also plans to use the actual domainto sell her art. Good luck with that! [Independent]
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Back in March, the State of New Jersey actually tried to ban Brazilian waxes after two women got infections from unsanitary salons. In neighboring New York City, one woman was even hospitalized for 15 days after she got a bad infection from going bald at a dirty spa. The poor gal almost lost her leg from cellulitis. But in the face of those cases, an industry that thrives on hairy situations wasn’t just going to hide in the bush! As we ladies know, all salons aren’t created equal, some are just nasty. That’s no reason to penalize the clean peeps who are fighting the good fight against body hair, especially during bikini season. So, luckily for those visiting the Jersey shore beaches this summer, the ban did not stand! Or as spa proprietress, Linda Orsuto, said: “The government has been picking our pockets for so long, it was like: ‘Just stay out of our pants, will you?’” Ha! Well, it’s good to have a sense of humor about the man trying to keep you down, but when it comes to our downtown, you gotta be smart. Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to get a bikini wax. Keep reading »
What is Apple’s stance on pornographic iPhone applications? The company has been fighting off some bad press lately after having to ban two super sexy applications that slipped through the cracks (no pun intended). The problems came from “hot or not” type apps, which allow users to upload suggestive pictures of women (or young girls, sigh). While one company’s rule states no nude photos are allowed, bikini and lingerie shots are okay. The user-generated content is monitored, but not reviewed in detail. Keep reading »
I’ve been waiting for this day for months. “(500) Days Of Summer,” which is guaranteed to be my new most favorite movie, is in theaters today! Sadly, however, I’m under the weather and likely won’t be getting off my couch to go see it tonight, as planned. Sniff. But the film, starring eternally adorable Zooey Deschanel and uber hottie Joseph Gordon Levitt, is hardly the first indie chick flick. After the jump, five you may have missed that don’t star Sandra, Reese, or Katherine. I know what I’m renting from Blockbuster tonight! Keep reading »
Joshua Walter used to walk down the catwalk in his underwear, but it looks like he’ll soon be donning something with a few more stripes on it. The former undies model was arrested Thursday after an alleged robbing spree of 24-hour stores in Queens and Brooklyn, New York. Joshua was nabbed by police after running out of the Astro van getaway car that he and three other guys supposedly used in the robberies. The 20-year-old boy-toy turned bad-boy lives with his girlfriend, Gina Salamino—a 37-year-old ex-second grade school teacher who was fired for having sex and a love child with Joshua when he was 17. Joshua is charged with robbery and criminal possession of a firearm. But now he can add a mugshot to his modeling portfolio! [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
“I had this really weird dream the other night about having a baby. I’d already given birth and the baby was with a group of other babies who were being given up by their mothers for whatever reasons. I didn’t recognize mine at first and started playing with another one. Then I realized it didn’t look like me and went over to the baby that I was sure was mine. I had decided to give the baby up for adoption because I knew I was in no place to have a baby right now — I’m 20 years old, in college, and single — but the more I played with it the more I didn’t want to let it go. I started breast-feeding it at one point, but I tried to do it covertly because I was afraid that I wasn’t allowed to feed it seeing as how it wasn’t really mine anymore. I knew in my dream that I couldn’t keep the baby but I kept going to visit it and hoping that no one would adopt it.
A few months earlier I had a similar dream. I realized I was seven months pregnant and got scared that I hadn’t felt the baby kick yet. Then immediately it started moving around. Someone stole it from me when I was about to give birth and I was on this mission to get it back. I was on the run at the time because the people who had stolen it were also after me. I woke up before I found it. What gives in these dreams?” – Too Young to be a Mother Keep reading »
For a president who feels so right, there aren’t many more ways to go wrong when it comes to his unfortunate insistence on wearing mom jeans. (Michelle, where are you!?) Because the media keeps blasting his denim, for the sake of keeping the peace in the free world, we’ve picked three alternative styles that we’re sure he could rock. Click through to see how he’d look in sexier jeans.
Madonna’s “Sweet and Sticky” tour has claimed victim #2. While setting up the lighting for Madge’s concert in Marseilles, France, on Thursday, a crane collapsed, killing a 53-year-old French man and a 32-year-old Brit. Madonna has canceled her Sunday concert and sends her deepest condolences to the families. Hopefully the three other people currently hospitalized will have a smooth recovery. [CNN]
Unfortunately, Madonna’s “Sticky” stage situation is not the only concert tragedy to note. The dangerous world of concerts after the jump. Proceed with caution. Keep reading »
It’s always awesome to hear male feminists condemn injustices against women—even more awesome when they’re one of the most powerful men in the world.
Writing in London’s Guardian, arguably the cuddliest ex-president ever, Jimmy Carter, said God would not be happy with how religion is used to sanction violence against women and girls, forced prostitution, and genital mutilation:
This discrimination, unjustifiably attributed to a Higher Authority, has provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women’s equal rights across the world for centuries…We need to challenge these self-serving and out-dated attitudes and practices…The truth is that male religious leaders have had — and still have — an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.
Carter could have taken the wussy way out and been more polite to religious leaders, as not to offend. But he had the chutzpah to say this is not what Jesus would do. Keep reading »
Have you ever seen the Stanley Kubrick movie “Eyes Wide Shut,” starring then-married couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman? If so, remember the scene where Cruise’s character goes to that weird mansion and there’s all those masked people having sex and it’s super creepy? Well, that happened for realz in Somerset, England this week, when hundreds of rich people got together for a costume party and it descended into an orgiastic good time. Keep reading »