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Maxim Party Invite “For Beautiful Female Guests Only”

I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised when Maxim does something totally looks-ist and gross. Apparently, the magazine sent out a pretty horrifying invite to their Hot 100 party that is going down in Los Angeles next week. The party is to celebrate the 100 women who they’ve dubbed the hottest in the world—#1 this year is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley—but they apparently want to make sure that the room doesn’t have any fugly ladies in it. According to The New York Post, their invitation read, “The invite is for beautiful female guests only, 21 or older. E-mail RSVP with a recent photo. Confirmation required.” The audacity of inviting someone to a shindig and then setting them up to be judged on their appearance … well … it makes me pretty mad. A Maxim rep says that this wasn’t an official invite, and was sent out by an outside promoter, and we’ll hope that’s the case. But if it’s true, I can’t wait for the day when men have to submit photos and have their looks judged just to be put on the list for a lame party. Maybe there should be an IQ test, too. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Is Olivia Munn’s Maxim Cover Too Hot For Newstands?

Maxim‘s never been known to shy away from a risque cover, and this month’s cover shot, of “Perfect Couples” star and “Daily Show” contributor Olivia Munn, is no different. The big scandal is Olivia’s see-through underwear, which some say are just a tiny toe over the edge to indecent. Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business & Culture at the conservative Media Research Center, is outraged by Munn’s bare crotch. “It’s disgusting,” he said. “Maxim has moved their magazine from tawdry to full-on pornography.” He’s calling for the magazine to be displayed in the porn section of the magazine rack, rather than the men’s interest section–far away from the prying eyes of kids. (Of course, the deep irony is that conversation around the cover has only served to give the magazine greater exposure.)

Maxim covers typically feature scantily clad girls practically shoving their crotches in reader’s faces. So we’re not sure why Munn’s panty choice makes all that much difference. Maxim‘s never been particularly prudish. And it seems even Fox News followers agree: A poll on the site found that a whopping 72 percent of people saw no problem with the cover. What do you think? Keep reading »

Whitney Port Spreads, Err, Does A Spread For Maxim

Whitney Port, the reality show star-turned-clothing-designer, isn’t actually wearing clothes in her photos for the January issue of Maxim. Keep reading »

Cobie Smulders Smolders On The Cover Of Maxim

I don’t usually applaud Maxim magazine covers. But I adore Cobie Smulders, aka Robin from “How I Met Your Mother,” and have always wished she would start getting magazine covers, so I will take it. Also, she looks stunning. And in exciting “HIMYM” news, next week we supposedly get more of the Robin Sparkles backstory. Yeeee! Keep reading »

Feminists Say Lad Mags Should Be On The Top Shelf Next To Porn

Wondering what happened to your Maxim magazine? An activist group in the U.K. — that calls itself Object — storms into stores and magazine stands throughout London once a month on “Feminist Fridays,” stuffing lad mags into paper bags scribbled with phrases like “This magazine dehumanizes women! Don’t buy it! and “Love women, hate sexism!” Object say lad mags like Maxim (former employer of our dear Amelia, as well as John DeVore) and the U.K.’s Zoo are just watered-down versions of porn magazines like Hustler and even if they aren’t as, um, gynecologically educational as pornographic magazines, they’re just as raunchy and disrespectful in their depictions of women. Keep reading »

Anna Chapman On The Cover Of Russian Maxim

Remember Anna Chapman, aka Anya Kuschenko, the 28-year-old who was accused of spying in June and was sent back to the motherland? Well, Maxim Russia decided to scoop her up for their November cover. Here she is, posing with a gun, natch. Wait, did she raid Taylor Momsen’s closet? [People] Keep reading »

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