Posts tagged "beauty pageants"

Here She Comes, Miss Beautiful Morals

American beauty pageants are all about the long legs, shiny teeth and not saying anything too dense when asked, “How would you make the world a better place?” But at the Miss Beautiful Morals pageant in Saudi Arabia, there’s no swimsuit competition.

Instead, in that deeply Islamic country where women are covered from…

Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2009

Outlaw Barbie Coming Soon

Barbie just can’t seem to get a break, despite celebrating her 50th birthday this month. A West Virginia lawmaker, Democrat Jeff Eldridge, has proposed the Ban Barbie Bill because he believes dolls like this place too much importance on physical beauty, and not enough on intellectual and emotional development. “I just hate the image that…

Annika Harris / March 6, 2009

Quickies!: Holly Madison To Become “Dancing” Queen

There’s speculation that Holly Madison will replace Jewel, who has been struggling with tendinitis, on “Dancing with the Stars.” Despite being Hef’s number one chick for awhile, Holly doesn’t look rhythmic. [Us Weekly]
Couples who use a DVR to record TV shows are happier than those who don’t. They don’t fight over what show to…

Annika Harris / March 4, 2009

Quickies!: White House Sex, Aretha’s Inaugural Hat, Unabomber Role Play

A lot has gone on behind the closed doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including a few love affairs and sex scandals. Check out how our presidents’ secret love lives shaped our values regarding sex and relationships as a nation. Just a heads up, the article doesn’t mention James Buchanan’s suspected homosexuality. [Your Tango]
Fighting for…

Annika Harris / January 21, 2009

The Best Of “Living Dolls”

Thanks to our girls at Lemondrop for calling our attention to this awesomely hysterical video montage of pageant mothers made by Rich at FourFour. If you only have a few seconds, skip ahead to 2:28. If you have hours to screw around, head on over to YouTube and watch the entirety of the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2008

Quickies!: Jennifer Hudson To Sing Anthem At DNC

Jennifer Hudson will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. [Pop Eater]
Rumor has it, Cher is in talks to play Catwoman. Check out our list of who should don the leather and claws. [Popbytes]
A British hemophiliac, who contracted HIV in the 1980s, was not told by doctors of…

Annika Harris / August 26, 2008

Miss Sister: The Beauty Pageant For Nuns

Next month, the first beauty pageant for nuns will debut. Anointing a Miss Sister Italy “will be a way to show there isn’t just the beauty we see on television but also a more discrete charm,” said priest Antonio Rungi. “Nuns are a bit excluded, they are a bit marginalized in ecclesiastical life.” But don’t…

Catherine Strawn / August 25, 2008

Friday Quickies!

Please, oh please, don’t let “mancation” become a word that people actually use. [Out.com]
Meet Miss Landmine! [Perez Hilton]
Em & Lo ask, “Do you Google your dates?” Umm, maybe? [Daily Bedpost]
Shine debuts the kind of column that rocks our world: Heavy Petting, devoted to all things cute! [Shine]
If you turn down my

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2008
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