Carl Zimmer, a celebrated science writer, has published a piece about Neil deGrasse Tyson in the January issue of Playboy magazine. Almost immediately after the article started making the rounds on the internet, the question of whether "respectable authors" should publish in magazines like Playboy arose.
I really try not to buy into the trainwreck side of celebrity culture. Life is kind of hard enough without the schadenfreude of mocking celebrities as they walk into a proverbial buzz saw. I really do try to do my best to keep my focus on the more positive stories in the world of Entertainment....more
"Playboy looking for the hottest women in Social Media. Because women haven't mastered anything until Playboy photographs them doing it naked."
That's what the tweet said. It was the first time I'd heard about Playboy's Miss Social contest but even without context, I immediately felt myself become defensive at the opinion leveled against it.
Why shouldn't a woman be allowed to be a successful professional and also enjoy and share her body?
What teenage boy nervously thumbing through his father's copy of Playboy doesn't have the fantasy of the centerfold walking off the pages of the magazine, straight into his bedroom (to ... er ... help him finish the job)? While we may still be a few years from interactive porn models, this month, that boy will get a springboard into fantasy with Hope Dworaczyk as a 3-D centerfold.
In a world where murder has become as commonplace as plastic surgery, did we ever see this coming? Murder Victim Identified Via Her Breast Implant ID Numbers.
Ryan Jenkins, a contestant on the reality tv show, Megan Wants to Marry a Millionaire, was found dead in his hotel room yesterday, of an apparent suicide. And what prompted this? The murder of his ex-wife, Jasmine Fiore.
So I have been thinking recently, why does it seem wrong to "friend"
people on Myspace that I do not know in real life but it does not feel
wrong to "follow" people ion twitter that I do not know at all. What is
I spotted a few bunnies over the weekend. I like to fold laundry while watching E! News. The big hype this week is for the premiere of Pamela Anderson’s new reality show Pam:Girl on the Loose. Given Pam’s famous assets, the title offers many connotations.
The watercooler talk between my writer friends and I of late has centered on creating a distinct look to our websites and blogs. It’s hard to stand out in any business these days. While the internet is a great tool, with so much competition, how you “look” online can make a big difference. That’s where branding comes in.
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