Posts tagged ‘Arts’

June 1, 2011

A man is the sexiest ‘woman’ in the world, say FHM readers

[Boisey Telemantle, Lifestyle & Fashion Contributor]

MailOnline: According to FHM readers, a man, the model Andrej Pejic pictured above, has been voted the 98th sexiest woman in the world.  Female models are aghast with the news and FHM itself is in disarray over the voting.

FHM is reported to have told the press that the incident was caused when the model’s entry was put in with the women’s category for the voting: “Andrej Pejic appears at number 98 in FHM Magazine‘s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011.  Regrettably the copy accompanying Andrej’s online entry wasn’t subbed prior to going live. Once we realised, we removed it immediately and apologised for any offence caused..FHM has spoken to the individual concerned and taken steps to ensure this can never happen again.”. 

Funny, so FHM does not agree with its reader’s votes??

AND, who says that nothing ever good comes from McDonalds? Pejic is a former McDonald’s worker who was discovered by a talent scout looking for the obvious, between his copious servings of big macs and french fries to customers.

Way to go Andrej!

May 16, 2011

Bum ride in Cannes for Avatar star Michelle Rodriguez

[Laura Kiminiahkova, Celebrities Contributor]

MailOnline reports that Michelle Rodiguez, the Avatar movie star, was in Cannes yesterday having some relaxing fun while promoting her new film “Underground Comedy”, co-starring LINDSAY LOHAN and ADRIEN BRODY.

She is pictured here in a wardrobe malfunction which the drooling paparazzi soon took advantage of!

Read more……..
May 7, 2011

Have a chocolate bath right now courtesy of Cadbury

[Jenny Alden, Fashion and Beauty News Contributor]

Daily Mail Online:  It seems that a solution has been found for the sweet-toothed who wish to give themselves a treat without risking their teeth, general health and figure as Cadbury, the chocolate manufacturer has announced its plans for launching a new series of bath products made up of chocolate and cacao.

Truffle bath creme, toffee body butter and hazelnut exfoliating wash will be ready-to-buy in June and will be available in John Lewis retail shops and asos.com fashion store for online orders, and will hopefully be widely popular among  all women who will be keen to try out a total solution for their pleasures courtesy of the woman’s best friend – chocolate!

April 24, 2011

Educating your nine year old about sex – not as easy as it seems

[Janet Chilcott, Family & Parenting News Contributor]

Guardian.co.uk’s Julia Sweeney, gives an amusing though insightful story about a problem that visits every parent at sometime in their lives – how to educate your child about sex.

The settting of the conversation that follows is a visit to a local Thai restaurant when the delicacy ‘frogs legs’ is served.  Julia converses with her 9 year old daughter, Mulan, about the dish and then the topic changes to sex.

Mulan: “So, Mum. First, the frogs lay eggs, in a pond, and then the eggs turn into tadpoles and the tadpoles turn into more frogs.”
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Julia (mumbling): “Uh… yeah. I think so. I think, though, that it’s probably just the females that lay the eggs, and then the males fertilise them – although I don’t know for sure – and there are probably all kinds of species of frogs with different ways of doing things. But yeah, in general, I’m willing to bet, the females are the ones with the eggs. Or something like that.”
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Mulan (intently): “Huh….but, what does ‘fertilise’ mean?”
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Julia: “Oh, the males have this substance inside them, and it’s like a co-ingredient, called sperm. They sprinkle, or squirt it on the eggs. That’s how they get fertilised. It takes both the female’s eggs and the male’s sperm, and together they make the new tadpoles”.

Mulan (curiously): “Soooooo, only the females have the eggs?”

Julia: “Yes”.

Mulan (beginning the ‘danger’ zone): “Humans, too?”

Julia: “Yes”.

Mulan: “Where do women keep their eggs?”

Julia: “Well ……we women have evolved to have our own pond, right inside our own bodies. We lay our eggs in this pond, which is so convenient when you think about it compared with frogs, because we don’t have to worry about any competing eggs. It’s a pond of our own.”

Mulan (eyes widened): “Where is it?”

Julia: “It’s in our lower abdomen, inside us, below our belly button, above our vagina.”

Mulan: “But… how do the eggs get fertilised?”

Julia: “By the man”.

Mulan: “But how does the sperm get in to fertilise the eggs?”

Julia:  “Oh, yes. That. Well, the sperm comes out of the man’s penis and it goes into the woman’s vagina. This happens when the two do what’s called, ‘have sex’. And that’s where the egg – there’s usually only one in the woman’s pond at a time – gets fertilised.”

Mulan (face twisted in disgust and her voice rising): “That’s where humans make a baby, where you go to the bathroom? Mum!!”

Julia (sheepishly): “Yes….I know ….it is weird. That part can take some getting used to.”

Mulan (mumbling):”Gross.”

Julia: “Yeah, I know. As they say, it’s like having a waste treatment plant right next to an amusement park. Terrible town planning.”

Mulan: “What?”

Julia: “The thing is……that’s how we evolved. That’s where it all happens. And even though going to the bathroom and having sex are both in the general same area, they are actually totally separate….except for some people, where psychologically it gets all mushed together, which is creepy in my opinion but certainly not morally wrong, and is actually understandable given the proximity …..like your nose and your mouth……they’re both close to each other on your face, but you wouldn’t stick a bean sprout up your nose.”

Mulan (chuckling): “But Mum ….how can this ever happen? I mean, men and women, they can never be naked together.”

Julia: “Well…..when people are older – much, much older than a kid – when they are older and they both decide they want to, in very certain circumstances, like if they’re in love with each other, well, then, they can be naked together.”

Mulan (holding Julia’s gaze intently): “But how do they know when…..does the man say, ‘Is now the time to take off my pants?'”

Julia: “Yes….that’s exactly what they say.”

Now in the car driving home from the restaurant, Julia and Mulan continue the conversation.

Mulan (laughing): “Oh Mum, you’re going to laugh so hard.”

Julia: “Why?”

Mulan: “Because, Mum, you can’t believe what I thought you said back at the restaurant. It’s so funny. I thought you said that the man puts his penis in a woman’s vagina – inside of it – and that’s how people make a baby. Isn’t that hysterical?”

Julia: “That is what I said.”

Mulan (reflecting seriously): “Oh…..what if two people just walked up to each other on the street and started doing it?”

Julia:  “The human species is very private when it comes to sex. Humans are unusual in this way. They have sex in private.”

Mulan: “What if you went to a party and there were a bunch of men and women and they all just started doing it? Would that ever happen?”

Julia (lying): “No…..that would never happen. Because humans are so private.”

Mulan: (with a serious face): “Mum…..have you ever done this?”

Julia: “Yes”.

Mulan: “But Mum, you can’t have children.”

Julia: “That’s true.”

Mulan (with relief in her voice): “Well, you never have to do that again.”

Julia: “Well, if you really love someone and you’re an adult, then you want to do it, even if you can’t have a baby.”

Mulan (reflecting silently):  “But Mum, how can people do that? I mean, how do their legs go? You know, not everyone can do the splits.”

Julia: “Mulan, people figure the legs out. They just do.”

Mulan (now back at home with Julia upon being greeted by their cat, Val): “Oh….. what about cats? How do they do it?”

Julia: “It’s basically the same idea”.

Mulan: “But how do their legs go?”

Julia (exasperated): “They, well, I think the male stands behind the female and… and… they just do, Mulan”.

Mulan (eying their pet dog, Arden): “What about dogs?”

Julia: “Same thing. It’s basically the same thing for all mammals.”

Mulan: “But what about their legs?”

Julia: “Look….I’ve lost my ability to describe it. Maybe we can look on Wikipedia or something and it will show us.”

They then went online and Googled ‘cats mating’ and watched some of the videos that came up. Mulan was spellbound.

Mulan: “Now what about dogs?”

They then watched a few dog videos.

Mulan:  “Mum, do you think there would be any videos of humans mating on the internet?”

Julia (feeling like a totally incompetent mother): “No. There would never be anything like that. Because humans are so private…..hey, how about some ice-cream?”

Mulan (later that night): “What about Roger and Don – how do they do it?”

Julia: “I… I don’t know.”

Mulan (after a longish visit to the bathroom):  “I think I know how Roger and Don do it.”

Julia: “Oh yeah?”

Mulan: “Yeah, Mum, there’s another hole down there, where you also go to the bathroom. Maybe… you know, maybe they use that.”

Julia: “Maybe”.

Mulan: “But Mum…what about two girls? What about Eileen and Karen, how do they do it?”

Julia (weakly and completely beaten): “I… I…”

Mulan: “Why don’t you call Karen and ask her?”

Julia (pretending to read a newspaper): “Nah,”

Mulan (disgustedly): “Mum, aren’t you even curious?”

March 26, 2011

Roma beauty contest promises gala event in Bucharest

Calgary Herald: Romania‘s Roma (gypsy) beauties are getting ready for Romania’s Miss Piranda 2011 contest which will take place on March 27 in Bucharest.

The event’s jury will judge the contestants in accordance with their ‘beauty’ ratings and belly-dancing skills. The show is expected to be a gala event with the country’s most popular modern Roma music bands and singers taking part.

[Roma Contributor]

March 14, 2011

Living forever – the reality is here right now!

Want to live forever? Well, a  BBC News report says you can. Not only can you go on and on, but your ageing can be reversed!  The reason you can it seems is that the caps of chromosomes that are in the nuclei of cells can be manipulated and re-programmed to produce dramatic de-ageing.

Curious? Read more now and let us have your views….

March 1, 2011

Steaming hot ‘Cadence- lypso’ and the rise of a pop music legend

Julie Mourillon is the creator of the new sound craze, Cadence-lypso, which is igniting the Caribbean, French and niche European music scenes. Cadence-lypso is a  fusion of Dominican and Caribbean/ Latino rhythms and has totally revolutionized the music scene in its genre and is now the main dance music of Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe and other French Creole Caribbean islands.

Born and raised in the Caribbean island of Dominica, Julie started getting involved in music very early in life playing with top Dominican bands of the early seventies and quickly became one of the top guitarists on the island. In 1973, he teamed up with several Dominican musician friends and moved to the neighbouring French island of Guadeloupe where they created the Group EXILE ONE and pioneered Cadence-lypso.

In 1975, Julie moved to Paris with his EXILE ONE colleagues. That same year he recorded his first solo album ‘Rock Your Bones’. The hit track ‘Pays a Moin’ shot up to number one in Dominica and other Caribbean islands. A number of musical experiences followed including the making of his own band ‘Emphasis’ and later, teaming up with some of his old colleagues giving birth to the group ”Roots of Exile”. Together, they launched a new beat dubbed Island Boogie, a fusion of cadence- lypso and North American funk and soul and toured Africa and Europe. In 1984, Julie went truly solo as a main act and since then has released 15 albums including 2 reggae albums, unleashing hits such as Aniece, Ecoutez, Piman Cho, Julianna, Trodding On, Jump Up Party, Keep the Feeling and Need U2Nite. In the following years, Julie toured Africa, Europe, the  USA, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Very much in demand as a session musician he has worked with top rap and reggae acts in Paris and Africa including Alpha Blondy as well as with top Jamaican musicians such as Cat and Rugs of Third World and more recently, superstar Jimmy Cliff.

Now, Julie’s music is being distributed by Jet Star Music, a worldwide record distribution company based in London.  ‘Jump Up Party’ is the newest offering of Julie Mourillon. It demonstrates his versatility as a composer, writer and singer. As its name suggests, it is a party album with great ambience and Julie is dishing out hot spicy Caribbean music: soca, bouyon, cadence-lypso and merengue.

Julie’s new album is scheduled for release in spring 2011 and a preview can be heard on http://www.myspace.com/juliemourillon. He is planning a tour of Russia and the Baltics scheduled for later on this year.

[Music & Arts Contributor]

February 26, 2011

Paws for thought – Milan Fashion Show

[Alicia Milton-Grey, Fashion News Contributor]

Will they, or won’t they? ‘Catch on’ we mean!

These furry mittens were one of the fashion statements at the Milan Fashion show this week Guardian UK’s Fashion guru, Jenny McCartney reports.

Well, we’ll just ‘paws’ for thought and let you know later!

[Milan Fashion Show Contributor]

February 24, 2011

Beyonce goes tribal with new look

MailOnline reports that as a result of criticism about her ‘bleached hair and ‘paler’ look, pop icon Beyonce ‘blacked up’ in a tribal theme shoot in the French fashion magazine L’Officiel Paris.


For the magazine’s 90th-anniversary issue, Beyonce succumbs to the ‘African look’ wearing head covering, tribal clothes and accoutrements. In the picture below, her creamy skin is made dark by make-up.

The magazine says that Beyonce did the shoot in respect of  ‘African queens’ and as a gesture of returning to her African roots.

[Fashion & Entertainment Contributor]