Posts tagged "cheerleaders"

Former Cheerleader Sues The Tampa Bay Buccaneers For Paying Below Minimum Wage

Yet another NFL team is being sued by a former cheerleader for allegedly paying pom-pom shakers less than minimum wage.

Manouchcar Pierre-Val, 25, filed a class action lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, claiming they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying her only $2 an hour between April 2012…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2014

Former NFL Cheerleaders Sue The Buffalo Bills For Paying Below Minimum Wage, Forcing “Jiggle Test”

Five former NFL cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills are suing the team for alleged violation New York State labor laws by paying the woman less than mandated $8 minimum wage.

The ex-cheerleaders, called the Jills, said the team “exploited the women” by not paying them/underpaying them for events like game day performances, practice…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

The Rules For Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleaders Are Tragic

According to Lacey T, the a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader who filed an unfair labor practices lawsuit on behalf of all the Raiderettes, there are some majorly screwed up and “illegal” demands placed on NFL cheerleaders. The fact  that Cincinnati Ben-Gal Alexa Brenneman has filed a similar lawsuit against her team for violating federal employment…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2014

Breaking News: There Will Be Hedgehog Cheerleaders At This Year’s Puppy Bowl!

Now in its ninth year, the Puppy Bowl is the soft cuddly alternative to the Super Bowl. And thank God. We wait in anticipation for the Bowl to begin each year, and enjoy the puppies frolicking and running around so much.

It’s not all fun and barks, either. “The puppy players viewed me…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2013

Male Cheerleaders Making A Comeback

There are six men and five women on the Sacramento State cheerleading team, and apparently this ratio is not unusual — at the collegiate level, 50 percent of cheerleaders are now male, although cheerleaders of both sexes are still fighting the misconception that their sport is all about waving pom-poms.

“We put our…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 23, 2012

With The Right Uniform, This Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Will Make Any Restaurant A “Breastaurant”

A former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader has founded a website called BreastaurantUniforms.com, where restaurateurs can get help turning “any restaurant into a breastaurant!”

There are a number of reasons I am not excited about making the world a more receptive place for breastaurants.

By: Andrea Grimes / June 16, 2011

“Bring It On: The Musical” … Because Why Not Have Singing Cheerleaders?

I am not the target audience for “Bring It On: The Musical,” which will be traveling around the country in fall 2011, bringing the tale of dueling cheerleading squads hither and yon. But I know girls who love that movie, but what’s more, I know dudes who looove that movie. Singing cheerleaders? I’ll…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

Hellcats Cram Session: Cheerleader Initiations Can Be Intense

Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 8, 2011

The Hellcats Address The Lack Of Cheerleaders At The Super Bowl

Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka of The CW series “Hellcats” were very concerned at yesterday’s revelation that there will be no cheerleaders at this Sunday’s Super Bowl game for the first time in 45 years, since neither the Green Bay Packers nor the Pittsburgh Steelers have them. And so they made a pretty adorable…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 4, 2011

This Year’s Super Bowl Will Be A Cheerleader-Free Zone

There will be something missing during Sunday night’s Super Bowl—something that’s been a part of football’s biggest event for the past 45 years. Cheerleaders! Apparently, neither the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers have them—the Steelers sent their cheerleaders packing in 1970 and Green Bay got rid of their pom-pom shakers in 1988. And…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 3, 2011

“Hellcats” Cram Session: What Do Cheerleaders Do After Graduating?

Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 1, 2010

“Hellcats” Cram Session: The Internet Sure Loves Racy Cheerleader Photos

Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 17, 2010

Insider Claims Life As A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Is A Living Hell

Anyone been watching the CMT channel’s reality show “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team”? Clips posted online portray the cheer squad as sugary sweet good ol’ girls: In one episode, they visit Iraq War veterans and in another they dig in at Cracker Barrel. (Although the actual eating part doesn’t make it onscreen.)

But…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

Are The Laker Girls Immune To Bieber Fever?

Is it just me, or do the two Laker Girls on the left look extremely bored chatting up Justin Bieber at Tuesday’s game? [Los Angeles, 10/26/10]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 29, 2010

“Hellcats” Cram Session: Is It Kosher To Date Another Member Of Your Squad?

Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 27, 2010

Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad For Refusing To Cheer For Her Attacker

A Texas high school has taken “school spirit” to the extreme and kicked a cheerleader off the squad after she refused to cheer for a football player who sexually assaulted her. According to Ms. magazine, player Rakheem Jamal Bolton, 19, of Silsbee High School in Hardin County, TX, and two other males were accused of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2010

Girls In LEGO-land Are Either A Cheerleader Or A Nurse

Facepalm. What kind of bull hooey is this? LEGO has these thingies called “minifigures,” which are little LEGO people dressed up in different outfits. There’s a spaceman. A cowboy. A magician. A deep sea diver. A zombie with a shovel and a chicken drumstick. And even a kick-ass robot! But all of those minifigures &#8212…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2010

The Japan Pom Pom Squad Cheers In Their Silver Years

The Japan Pom Pom Squad was founded 15 years ago and now has an average age of 66. These seriously flexible old ladies are keeping their bodies in top condition with this sport. But their minds also get a work-out because they have to memorize all their routines. This isn’t at all what…

By: Annika Harris / June 9, 2010

How To Dress Like An Old-School Cheerleader

In a fitting homage to the ladies whose bouncing about has kept the man folk entertained between tackles for the past 76 years, Style.com has named NFL cheerleaders as beauty icons to be emulated. Things have certainly changed since they were allowed onto the field in 1923, over time replacing men who wielded pom pom…

By: Lily Q / March 7, 2010

Cheerleader Kills A 353-Pound Gator

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New television show idea: “Cammie, The Cheerleading Gator Slayer.” This 16-year-old junior varsity pom-pom wielding teen in South Carolina loves hunting, and just made a ginormous catch—a 10-foot, 353-pound alligator.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 16, 2009
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