The Daily Newds 9/19/07

  • Grandpa Andy: Victoria Wyeth likes to tell stories about her family, including her grandfather Andrew.
    It seems there's always another one he's coaxing to take off her blouse. "All jokes aside, one reason he likes to do nudes so much, they're timeless," says the only grandchild of Andrew Wyeth, before offering a personal testimonial to how harmless that posing is.

    "Well, I posed nude for him," 28-year-old Victoria says, "and I didn't have sex with him."
  • Amazing Colossal Woman: The traveling museum "Jugs Across America" seeks to raise awareness of breast cancer. The exhibit includes an inflatable pair of 60 foot breasts.
  • Nudeniks: A Florida columnist reflects upon the people in society who are willing to bare all for a cause, or just for fun. personal preferences should not be construed as criticism of those who feel otherwise, such as habitues of nudist colonies, genuinely libertine spirits, locker room occupants and those who simply don't care a rat's ass about how bad they look to others.
  • Rubber Ducky: A breast cancer survivor has posed nude for a charity, wearing only some body paint and holding a rubber duck in her hand.
  • Perfect 10: Rating body parts is a new trend in teenage girl magazine websites.
    Urging teenage girls to rate parts of their bodies was inviting an unhealthy body image, said Ms Bawdon. "Should a teen magazine really be encouraging young girls to think in terms of 'hating' their still developing bodies? It's hard to see what possible purpose such a survey can serve, other than scoping the teen market for potential plastic surgery customers."
  • Packaged: The International Male catalog objectifies men the way that Victoria's Secret objectifies women.
    “It’s funny in the same way a blow-up doll is funny,” said Simon Doonan, the creative director at Barneys New York. “Objectified men are always hilarious, because it’s so outside the norm of society.” He also points out that International Male serves a valuable function in the hierarchy of men’s fashion.
    “All the things that are supergroovy and acceptable, like Hedi Slimane and Prada and Balenciaga, can’t really exist without things like International Male as a point of reference.”
  • Stiles Style: Julia Stiles is not a prude, but she refuses to strip on screen.
    "I've worked with foreign directors who think that it's an 'American thing' [her reluctance to do nudity] and they don't understand why it would be such a serious issue for me. But it's not my own hang-up; it's the hang-up of the audience."
  • Yo Majesty: The lead vocalist of the Florida hip hop group went shirtless at an Oregon show.
    Let's put the pseudo-intellectual, wannabe-neo-feminist pontificating aside, though, because it's doubtful Jwl. B took off her shirt to strike a blow for women's reclamation of their sexuality from the oppression of the male. At a guess, maybe she just likes taking off her shirt.

    Maybe she's just unusual in that way, and maybe it isn't such a big deal.
  • The "F" Word: A columnist wonders if the recent rash of laws attempting to criminalize "droopy drawers" pants are against our basic American principles.
    I don’t throw the “f” word around much, but this pretty much sounds like fascism to me. I, personally, think people walking around with their asses hanging out while they have to use one hand to hold up a pair of pants that’s belted around their thigh look pretty stupid. But I don’t think it’s appropriate to use the force of law to ban the harmless practice.
  • Ugly Betty: Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle thinks naked bodies are ugly.
    Nadine told a magazine, I would never get my kit off for any magazine. It’s so degrading. The naked body is not beautiful, male or female. The suggestion of naked is nice, but not nude. I’d never do it for any price.