After we saw the leaked photos of Serena Williams and Sarah Reinertsen, nude, on two covers of ESPN‘s first-ever Body Issue, we knew we had to get our hands on a copy. And today we did.
The Oct. 19 issue has seven different cover variations, each featuring a different athlete. Ours features a glistening Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic basketball player. Inside the magazine, there is more nudity than we had expected to see in ESPN, especially since a lot of the naked and nearly naked bodies belong to men. The story that shows photos of athletes’ scars and other physical costs of dedication makes sense, in our opinion, for the magazine. The numerous images of athletes without any or many clothes? Not so much. Our only guess is that ESPN is trying to attract more women readers. And we’re not complaining.
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ESPN is sexing things up with its first-ever “Body Issue,” which will feature six covers, each with a different athlete in the nude: mixed martial artist Gina Carano, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, tennis player Serena Williams, Orlando Magic basketball player Dwight Howard, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Sarah Reinertsen, the first amputee to compete in the Ironman Triathlon.
While this could go the way of that other sports magazine’s yearly provocative issue that features women in swimsuits, ESPN‘s special issue seems more like it’s honoring the work athletes put into developing their bodies for peak performance, rather than putting them on display in a sexual way. Though, we’re pretty sure some guys will be excited to see Williams in a new way. Keep reading for a look at triathlete Reinertsen’s cover. [HuffPo, USA Today] Keep reading »
An article in the November issue of Glamour discusses beautiful woman who are larger than standard sample sizes and continues the discussion started by a photo of plus-size model Lizzie Miller from the magazine’s September issue. Along with the article, titled, “Oh. Wow. These Bodies Are Beautiful,” is the above photograph of seven models who are all closer to size 12 than size 2.
The photograph is beautiful and pictures Miller, Crystal Renn, Amy Lemons, Ashley Graham, Kate Dillon, Anansa Sims, and Jennie Runk. The article raises a few good points, i.e., we should stop nitpicking about minor flaws and feel comfortable in our bodies. But why did the models have to be naked? Keep reading »
I am not the only one with a raging crush on stupid-hot Levi Johnston. After Levi told a reporter that he would consider going nude for the right price, StraightCollegeMen.com — a gay porn site which features straight men, uh, nekkid and stuff — wrote an open letter to the Alaskan stud, offering $25,000 for a “solo jerk off video.” Officially a hot commodity, New York-based gay blog Queerty.com, upped the ante by offering him double. Will Levi drop trou and get down to business for $50K? Or will another, higher offer come in? We’ll keep you posted. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Jackie Oh-no! A naked pic of the late President Kennedy’s wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, has recently been discovered by archivists in a box of Andy Warhol‘s junk. But don’t get too excited about a possible Kennedy/Warhol affair: It’s merely a snap that porn king Larry Flynt bought from paparazzi who had caught Kennedy Onassis skinny-dipping and used as a poster for his mag, Hustler. The archivists assume that Jackie mailed the photo to her pal Warhol as a joke, signing it, “For Andy, with enduring affection, Jackie Montauk.” Good to know she had a sense of humor about it!
Since Warhol’s death in 1987, the pic had been gathering dust in one of 610 cardboard boxes filled with the pop art prince’s weird crap, including a mummified human foot, a loaf of orange nut bread and a crusty piece of birthday cake. Hmm, sounds like someone had a hoarding problem, although he admittedly held onto some cool s**t. [AP]
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In the last month, we’ve seen a lot more of celebrities and D-listers than we ever wanted, by way of leaked nude photos. We saw the lady lumps of Cassie, Miss California Carrie Prejean, and possibly Rihanna. It’s too much of a coincidence that Cassie, Rihanna, and Carrie were robbed of nude photos within a few weeks of each other. Instead, maybe these women took a page from Heidi
Montag Pratt, who learned early in her career as an attention whore that a picture, any picture, is worth a thousand dollars or more. Perhaps these women, or a team of people close to them, orchestrated these “leaks” in order to boost their publicity. Keep reading »
Heidi Klum is featured on the March cover of German GQ wearing only nail polish and makeup. Aubrey O’Day, surprisingly, is fully clothed on Playboy‘s March cover, although her dress and heels are so close in color to her skin that she is meant to look naked. Who do you think has the sexier cover? Keep reading »