Once again, Rihanna has proven she’s too hot to handle for some factions of the general public.
Only three days after she made jaws drop with her see-through dress at a New York fashion event, the Barbadian pop superstar has stirred up fresh controversy with her sexy ads for her new signature scent called Rogue.
The ads for the fragrance show the 26-year-old singer wearing only heels and underwear (with her arms tactfully crossed) lounging beside a bottle of the fragrance.
On Wednesday, Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority issued a ruling declaring the poster campaign “provocative” and “sexually suggestive,” and should only appear with “placement restrictions to reduce the possibility of it being seen by children.”
According to a spokesperson for the ASA: “It’s not an outright ban, but it’s about placing [the advertisements] a bit more sensitively.”
In other words, don’t go looking for the Rogue ads to appear on bus shelters located anywhere near schools or daycare centres throughout the country.
The ruling came in response to a single complaint sent to the ASA claiming the ad was “overtly sexual and demeaning to women.”
In lighter Rihanna news, the now-infamous sheer gown worn by the 26-year-old singer at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on Monday night has already provided comedic fodder for the irreverent animated series Family Guy.
Earlier this week, the Twitter account for U.S. cable channel TBS (@tbsvery funny), which airs Family Guy on weeknights, tweeted a picture of oafish cartoon patriarch Peter Griffin wearing an exact duplicate of the Rihanna dress, along with the caption, “That awkward moment when you and your bestie are wearing the same thing.”
The Family Guy knockoff was identical to the Rihanna ensemble right down to the smallest detail. The big lug even has the same eye makeup and sequined gloves.
But perhaps the coolest part: Rihanna played along with the gag.
And Rihanna’s caption for the comparison photo: “He gets it!”
Leonardo DiCaprio recently refused to be filmed for the reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians. According to Us Weekly, the Oscar-nominated actor was recently at the Los Angeles nightclub XIV where Kardashian fixture Brody Jenner was working as the DJ. A crew from KUWTK was filming inside the club and DiCaprio let it be known that he wanted no part of the process. “He didn’t want to be filmed for the show,” said the Us source. “He wouldn’t have wanted to be filmed for anything, but especially not that one.” According to the New York Post’s Page Six column, Kim Kardashian’s ex-bestie Paris Hilton was also in the club that night and likewise requested to be excluded.
Source: Us Weekly
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Now it can be told: The Beastie Boys turned down a big payday to allow the producers of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Sabotage to use their song of the same name. The revelation surfaced in a New York courtroom last week when Beastie Boy original Michael (Mike D) Diamond was testifying in the group’s lawsuit against an energy-drink company for wrongful use of their songs. Diamond’s reason for denying the 2010 Schwarzenegger movie to use the song: “We felt it was too much of an endorsement, and we weren’t fans of Mr. Schwarzenegger’s recent … work.”
Source: Rolling Stone
Wouldn’t it be great if someone compiled all of the great catchphrases throughout TV history into one convenient video? Well, it’s already been done. The five-minute YouTube clip from the website Tastefully Offensive has assembled 45 of the most memorable small-screen catchphrases into one package. Included in the mix: Joey (Matt LeBlanc) saying “How you doing?” on Friends; “No soup for you!” from the “Soup Nazi” episode of Seinfeld and, of course, Fred Flintstone bellowing “Yabba-dabba-doo” on The Flintstones.
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Disney will make a live-action version of their 1991 animated feature Beauty and the Beast. Variety reports that the remake will be lensed by Twilight director Bill Condon with a script from Evan Spiliotopoulos. No word on who will assume the central roles of Belle and the big furry creature. The original Beauty and the Beast spawned a successful Broadway play and was one of the first animated features to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.