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New Low: Octomom Sued By Strip Club

Today in the world of Very, Very Serious Legal Battles: A strip club is trying to get an emergency injunction … to keep Octomom Nadya Suleman from stripping at a competing club. Suleman, you’ll remember, was due to launch her stripping career at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach with a series of eight shows that were to begin tonight. But after one of the club’s bartenders called her “crazy” in a TV interview, Suleman canceled the gigs just days after signing the contract. Now she’s due to appear at the nearby Playhouse Gentleman’s Club on Friday—unless the injunction stops her. Read more …

Houston’s $5 “Pole Tax” Rubs Strip Clubs The Wrong Way (Ha, Ha)

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Emma Watson learned how for her role in "The Bling Ring." Read More »
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Strip clubs in the fair city of Houston, Texas, will soon be hit with an interesting new tax: a $5-per-visitor tax which will go towards paying for a backlog of the city’s 6,000 rape kits. The Houston City Council passed an ordinance on Wednesday which will require almost 30 gentleman’s clubs to fork over the funds, which will then be used to pay for analyzing DNA evidence collected from rape victims. Keep reading »

Lulu, The Plus Size Pole Dancer, Is My Spirit Animal

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Once upon a time the "Glee" star took a swing around the pole. Read More »
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A spirit animal is supposed to be someone who encapsulates your essence, your soul, your very spirit. When I saw Lulu the Plus Size Pole Dancer, I knew I had found mine. Even though she’s a bigger girl, Lulu took the stage of “America’s Got Talent” in front of millions of viewers and swung herself around the pole oozing confidence. (And I’ve taken a pole dancing class: those moves are haaaard.) The judges did not seem too impressed, so I’m not quite sure she’s got a lot of talent. But Lulu sure has hell has gumption. [E! Online]

Beefcake Alert! 8 Male Celebs Who’ve Worked As Strippers

Las Vegas is the land of celebrity second acts. Some of them are seedier than others, like, say, taking your clothes off for drunk, howling bachelorettes. Joey Lawrence is the latest shameless celeb to add “stripper” to his resume: the 36-year-old will be joining the all-male stripper crew at Chippendales for a three-week engagement this June. Whoooooa!, as his “Blossom” alter ego might say. Let’s dial back to 1996 when I really would have cared what Joey was packing down below his Chippendales bow tie. [TMZ]

We know all about the ladies of Hollywood who’ve swung around a pole, whether for a role, for exercise, or for rent money. But Joey Lawrence is just one of many male celebs who have worked as strippers, too! Let’s ogle them, shall we? Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Channing Tatum Never Enjoyed Stripping

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The movie seems to be about as shirtless as you'd expect. Read More »
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Hell, no, Matt McConaughey didn't use a butt double in "Magic Mike." Read More »
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John Travolta allegedly tried to give a BJ to his "Grease" co-star. Read More »
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  • Channing Tatum much prefers being a Hollywood leading man to a male stripper, thank you. In the latest issue of OUT magazine, he says stripping kinda sucked. “I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part,” Tatum said. “You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you’re a rock star, but you’re nothing – you’re just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit.” Yes, but a hot fool. [Just Jared]
  • Chris Brown gave his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, a two-band diamond ring, which she tweeted a pic of herself wearing on her middle finger. I would need a lot more than a diamond ring to date that jerk. [PopCrush]
  • The Wisconsin woman who held an “Ex-Husband Sale” is my new hero. [The FW]
  • Everyone else is freaked out by this flesh-eating bacteria disease, too, right? [iVillage] Keep reading »

Reporter Fired For Stripping Files Gender Discrimination Complaint

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Newspaper fires reporter because she also works as a stripper. Read More »
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Is it OK for an elementary school teacher to have been a stripper? Read More »
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This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city’s rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired Tressler because she did not reveal that job — not, say, because it actually had a problem that one of its reporters worked the pole at upscale strip clubs and wrote about her adventures on a blog called Diary Of An Angry Stripper.

Now Tressler, 30, has retained the notorious feminist lawyer Gloria Allred to fight back. On Thursday, she filed a federal gender discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Chronicle, alleging that she’s being unjustly targeted because stripping is a female-dominated field. Keep reading »

Newspaper Fires Writer Sarah Tressler Because She Also Worked As A Stripper

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Is it OK for an elementary school teacher to have been a stripper? Read More »
Stripping Vs. Burlesque
Dita Von Teese on the difference between the two. Read More »
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A Texas newspaper has fired staff reporter Sarah Tressler after she was exposed — by a competing paper, natch — as a stripper. Tressler, who has a bachelor’s and master’s degree, worked as a society reporter for the Houston Chronicle and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston. But for eight years, she also worked at upscale strip clubs. Keep reading »

Dita Von Teese On The Difference Between Stripping And Burlesque

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Dita Von Teese on vintage clothes and red lipstick! Read More »
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What actual burlesque dancers think of the movie "Burlesque." Read More »
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“More feather and rhinestones! Better lighting! Bigger production value! Striptease burlesque was invented in America, so it’s not any different. …  If you read anything Gypsy Rose Lee ever wrote, she liked being called a stripper. That word was used back then. I don’t really need any fancy terminology to describe what I do. I never correct someone when they say, ‘She’s a stripper.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I am.’ I am proud of what I do.”

Dita Von Teese is right, of course. Stripping is stripping. But I also found her explanation overly simplistic. I know several burlesque performers, as well as several strippers, and my impression is that burlesque usually begins as a “past time” or “hobby” that involves spending a lot of money on costumes, shoes, hair and makeup, and it can turn into a full-time job for only a select few. My impression of stripping is that it is a full-time job, or a part-time job during school (or whatever), which women get into out of economic necessity more so than a “hobby.” I do not look down on strippers — in fact, one of my fave Frisky commenters is a former stripper! — but I’m definitely more into watching burlesque! [TimeOut London] Keep reading »

Regis Philbin Strips For Snooki

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Snooki called Regis a grown-up gorilla. Read More »
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The meatball got a questionable new tattoo. Read More »
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What the hell is going on here?!  Regis Philbin is stripping for Snooki. And then he gives her a lapdance (although it’s not in the above clip).

Be warned, children, once you see it, it cannot be unseen.

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Quickies: Amber Rose Talks Kanye Breakup

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  • Amber Rose opened up to VIBE about her “committed relationship” and eventual breakup with Kanye West, adding that she doesn’t think they’ll get back together. Yeah, if someone wrote the song “Blame Game” about me, I wouldn’t get back together with them, either. Also, Amber Rose said she has been stripping since she was 15 years old! Damn. [Necole Bitchie]
  • Chloe Sevigny has been cast as the 19th century murderess Lizzie Borden (you know, “Lizzie Borden had an axe/gave her mother 40 whacks”) in an HBO miniseries. [A.V. Club]
  • Surprise, surprise: Lindsay Lohan refused to visit her douchebag father, Michael Lohan, on family day for “Celebrity Rehab.” [RadarOnline]
  • Love! Aaron Staton, who plays Ken Cosgrove on “Mad Men,” opened up to AMC’s web site about what’s in store next season (not that he’s contractually allowed to reveal anything, really). [AMCtv.com]

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