Filippa Hamilton – Fired by Ralph Lauren
RALPH LAUREN Fires Photoshopped Model For Being “Too Fat” – Filippa Hamilton, the 23-year-old model who was Photoshopped into a stick insect by Ralph Lauren, has revealed that the brand — which later apologised for the image — quietly fired her for being overweight. Not cool. [jezebel]
LEONA LEWIS punched in the face quite hard by male fan at book signing – Police have arrested a man over an alleged assault on 2006 X Factor winner Leona Lewis at a book signing. Lewis’s spokesman said the singer had been signing autographs for around 90 minutes when “a guy came up and punched her to the side of the head”. It’s showbiz, baby – you gotta roll with the punches.. [bbc] + [video]
Chinese Company Buys HUMMER from GM – for about $150 million, marking another step in the long march by China to develop a world class local automobile industry. The deal, which was announced on the General Motors website, stipulates the manufacture of all Hummer brand vehicles will continue at its U.S. plants until 2011. [businessweek]
Ex-SIMPSONS staffer writes “The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History” – “One witness to the early days was particularly annoyed that Groening took so much credit for the show’s success, when “the fat fuck just sat up in his office all day, figuring out ways to make more money [with merchandising]” while Sam Simon and the writers churned out brilliant script after brilliant script.” [dailybeast]
Woman arrested for POKING another woman … on Facebook. Thousands and thousands of people ‘poke’ one another on Facebook every single day. It’s basically just a digital way of saying ‘hello’ or ‘I’m thinking about you’ to someone. But for one woman in Tennessee, a poke lead to her arrest. Good. [nydailynews]
The 10 Creepiest Unintentionally-Sexual ADS Of All Time – I think you’ll all agree these ads are creepy, but some of you may argue they’re not all UNINTENTIONALLY sexual. Let’s just say we’re giving these folks the benefit of the doubt. Because if these ads were meant to be as lewd as they turned out to be then some of their auteurs belong behind bars. [huffington]
Unseen writings of NELSON MANDELA which are being sold this week show the anti-apartheid leader at his most candid. The former South African president’s archive shows him chiding himself over a “grave error of judgement” when he proposed lowering the voting age to 14. Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) is selling the rights to the 100,000-word archive of notes, diaries and letters at the Frankfurt Book Fair. [allakcess]
OPRAH Ruins KISS’ Final Shot at #1 Glory – Did you know that in KISS’s epic career, they’ve never had an album reach the No. 1 on the Billboard chart? After they released their record last week, that final prize seemed at hand. Then Oprah ruined everything. [defamer]
MICHAEL JACKSON’S Kids to Appear in A&E Reality Show – Perfect! The Jacksons are at odds over the inclusion of Michael Jackson’s three children in an upcoming A&E reality show about the famous family, Us Weekly reports in its latest issue (on newsstands now). A source tells Us Weekly the buzzed-about program will include Michael’s kids – though not everyone’s happy about it. [us]
DAVID LETTERMAN reveals the red TOM HANKS button on his desk – ? Wasn’t the Late Show host pleased to find out tonight that the little red button on his desk automatically beckons Tom Hanks when pressed—and that the two-time Oscar winner will drop everything to be at his side?! Well, Hanks was willing to drop everything (over the course of 5,000 shows, apparently!), but as he warned Letterman, “You abuse it, you lose it.” [eonline]
TATE MODERN replaces nude image of 10-year-old BROOKE SHIELDS with adult photograph – The Tate closed a room housing the “Spiritual America 1983” image by artist Richard Prince after a visit two weeks ago by a London police unit that deals with obscene publications. Well they better not look at the pics I got of her as a teen – when we were seeing each other. Learning about each others bodies and how the world works etc. I still have that poem.. [nydaiynews]
SUPERENA Lottery jackpot is $106 million tonight – A quick calculation tells us the Rand value of around R763 million. That’s nearly a billion Rand. You could buy a few islands with that kind of cash. In the meantime you can buy tickets to the lottery online. I bought 5. Because that’s how I roll. [playsuperena]
MICHELLE OBAMA gets action figure doll – It comes as no surprise that an action figure in her likeness is being released next month – just in time for Christmas. Following on from the 2008 launch of a Barack Obama doll which has since sold over 200,000, the six-inch figure will sell for $12.99 – or £8.22 – and will come with three recognisable outfits copied from Michelle’s wardrobe. [hellomagazine]
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