We thought it a bit strange Perrier would hire burlesque star Dita Von Teese as a sexy spokeswoman, but now we get it. Anyone else would make a brisk rinse-off in Perrier just look silly! (This video is pretty tame, but probably NSFW.) [PerrierByDita.com] Keep reading »
This is one of those stories that you hope is just something from an episode of “30 Rock,” but then you’re, like, Ugh, these people really exist:
Sarah Burge, 50, owns a swingers’ sex party club and is known as the “Human Barbie” for her $600,000-worth of plastic surgery treatments. She’s also the mother of three daughters. Her eldest, Charlotte, 23, dances burlesque; her middle daughter, Hannah, 16, started getting Botox injections last year; and her 7-year-old, Poppy, wears lip gloss, high heels and makeup, and loves pole dancing.
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Looks like Karl Lagerfeld has a new favorite lady in Emily DiDonato. The two are working on a sassy little project for fancy swimwear line Eres in which Emily starts out dressed in full Chanel and ends up looking adorable in nothing more than an Eres swimsuit. Half naked models are nothing new, but her stripping process is: Every time you click the mouse, she loses a piece of clothing. If frat boys were into fashion, this would be an Alpha Phi (or whatever) wet dream. Emily doesn’t start stripping until May, but if the image above is any indicator, it’s worth the wait. [Modelinia] Keep reading »
It’s no secret we’ve got a major crush on burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. What’s not to love? She’s got a bitchin’ wardrobe (and an assistant who takes care of her clothes!), an incredible job, and more confidence than we’ve seen in, well … anyone!
Dita was kind enough to talk to us recently about her latest book, Dita: Stripteese, where to get the best vintage, how many pairs of Louboutins she owns, and how often she checks her lipstick … Keep reading »
I am not sexy.
That could be the takeaway if you’d been a fly on the pole — er, the wall — at my first pole dancing class this weekend. There are a great many talents I have in this world. But strutting sexy and swirling around a pole are not some of those gifts. Keep reading »
Amy Fisher shot (sorry, bad pun) to fame at the age of 17 when she tried to kill Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. After serving a bunch of time in prison the “Long Island Lolita” did what any other self-respecting woman would do. No, she didn’t try to turn her life around. Instead, this lovely gal went into the porno business. Now, she’s using the disaster in Haiti to get back in the limelight once again. Rather than just shell out some dough to support a good cause, Amy is going to show us her dough. The mother of three is stripping at a lounge on Long Island this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday and will donate a portion—not all—of the money she makes to Haiti relief funds. She’s a class act, no? [NY Post]
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Oh Martha. Martha, Martha, Martha. We didn’t know you had it in you. The prim and proper talk show hostess with the mostess invited S Factor striptease instructor, Sheila Kelley, on her show yesterday and had the nerve to take to the
poll pole [Sorry folks. Early morning. Sigh. -- Editor] herself. There’s video after the jump, but I just adore the joyful look on Martha’s face in this photo. Keep reading »
“I hired trip ropers for roping lessons for my cowgirl show. I hired a bull rider to teach me how to ride my mechanical-bull lipstick. And yeah, I smoked opium the traditional way to ‘get a feel’ for my Opium Den show. Research!”
—Burlesque star Dita Von Teese on how she preps for performances [Suicide Girls] Keep reading »
Years ago, I interviewed Lily Burana, a former exotic dancer who wrote a book about her “farewell tour” dancing at strip clubs across the country. Earlier this year, I interviewed her again, about her latest book, one in which she chronicles the difficulties she experienced when her Army officer husband was deployed to Iraq. Now, the New York Times has a profile of Burana and her Operation Bombshell, which offers burlesque dancing classes to military wives. (Make sure to check out the accompanying audio slide show for a peek behind the scenes.) These aren’t classes in how to strip for your man; as Burana explains: “This is more Ava Gardner than Britney.” Instead, Army wives learn the fine art of peeling off their gloves, the “showgirl bounce,” and how to work a boa. Ultimately, says Burana, Operation Bombshell fosters camaraderie among military wives through a little sexy fun during these challenging times. [New York Times] Keep reading »
“I don’t mind being called [a stripper] because that is what I do, but I don’t understand why there is such a taboo attached to it. Basically what I do is like an actress that has nude scenes in a movie, it’s part of the role and its part of what my show is. It’s not really any different. I think it’s just too easy for people to criticize.”
– Dita Von Teese, whose not-at-all-revealing offstage outfits support this reasoning [Fox News via Cele|bitchy] Keep reading »