Scarlett Johansson fills out her Black Widow costume nicely, but she's not alone. Voluptuous women have been dressing, and baring their cleavage, as the Avenger for years.
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A recent article about 21-year-old Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova has caused an uproar across the Internet, as people debate whether or not the "real life Barbie" achieved her appearance through cosmetic surgery. It has also stoked a larger debate over whether or not excessive pressure is placed on young women by the media and popular culture to fit within a certain cosmetic mold.
Lukyanova's Tumblr account features some pictures of the model without cosmetics, but in most of the photos she appears to be wearing a lot of makeup. In addition, several readers are questioning whether the photos have been altered, and there's speculation as to whether Lukyanova underwent extensive plastic surgery at such a young age to get her look.
So, are young women really altering their bodies in an attempt to look like Barbie?
Writing for Discovery News, Benjamin Radford says "little research" has actually been done on whether girls actually look up to Barbie as a physical ideal. Radford cites an article from the journal Adolescence, in which authors Tara Kuther and Erin McDonald write that, "the extant literature about Barbie dolls tends to be opinionated and based on essays and popular media articles" rather than actual scientific research and analysis.
In fact, Radford points to a 1995 British study, which found that young girls are actually fond of "torturing" and destroying their Barbie dolls, seeing them as disposable toys rather than a real-life approximation of feminine beauty.
Sorry Jason Segel, but all of your charm -- and you do have a lot of it -- couldn't save you from the critics this week. Segel's latest rom-com "The Five-Year Engagement" has been receiving mixed reviews, but which writer was outright angry by the time the two-and-a-half-hour movie was over? Maybe Segel should have kept that full-frontal scene, after all.
Over in TV land, musical dramas are not faring too well in the critics' eyes. HitFix thought that "Glee" totally missed the mark with its Whitney Houston tribute. Meanwhile, HuffPost's own Chris Rosen can think of a thousand and one things that he'd rather be doing than watch "Smash." So. Many. Eyerolls.
HuffPost Entertainment has rounded up the week's snarkiest reviews just for your enjoyment in this latest installment of our "Week In Ouch" series.
Brasilia, Brazil (CNN) -- A former prostitute plans to sue the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, alleging that members of its security team in December threw her from a van and ran over her, the woman's attorney said.
Romila Aparacida Ferreira showed CNN photos of injuries she claimed she received in the incident.
"These are the tire marks," she said about one photo. "They run down my side and across my abdomen."
Ferreira claimed she suffered a broken collarbone, three broken ribs and a punctured lung.
The story broke this week, eliciting a comment from visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The Marines involved were disciplined and are no longer in Brazil, he said.
"They were reduced in rank and they were severely punished for that behavior. I have no tolerance for that kind of conduct, not here or any place in the world," Panetta said.
The incident is the third to come to light this month involving alleged transgressions by U.S. government employees or military personnel.
"It's a question of honor and reputation. If money will make them suffer and recognize how much pain they've caused, then let it be money."
It’s always funny hearing about honor and reputation in the same sentence with prostitution LOL. -Indie
Microsoft has rushed out a fix for a serious bug in its Hotmail webmail services.
The bug allowed a hacker to reset the password for a Hotmail account, locking out its owner and giving the attacker access to the inbox.
The fix was put together because the bug was starting to be actively exploited online.
One security news site reported that some hackers were offering to hack Hotmail accounts for $20 (£12).
Computer security researchers discovered the vulnerability in early April and told Microsoft about it soon afterwards. The bug revolved around the way Hotmail handles the data that must pass back and forth when a user wants to reset their password.
Details of the bug leaked out and led to attackers trying to find a way round it.
This election year could turn in to one ugly dog fight as each party is barking at the other over stuff their leaders have done with dogs! It’s gone totally viral all over the Internet. Romney and his dog and Obama who ate dog as a child!
Proving that election fights can unleash the worst jokes, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that conservatives gleefully noting that President Barack Obama was fed dog meat as a child in Indonesia were just "trying to get out of the doghouse."
"He keeps up with the news, he may know about it," Carney said noncommittally when asked about the back-and-forth. "I think we're talking to a reference in his book to a period when he was 6 or 7 years old. Making a big deal out of it sounds like somebody who's trying to get out of the doghouse."
The resulting press corps groan conveyed a clear message: For Seamus, Jay.
"Just occurred to me to say that," Carney said. Carney had been asked about an online spat involving top aides to Obama and Mitt Romney—who, in a notorious tale from 1983, put the vacation-bound family's Irish setter, Seamus, in a carrier strapped to the roof of the family station wagon. Seamus ultimately emptied his bowels, the liquid dripping onto the vehicle's windows and forcing Romney to stop to rinse them off.
Democrats (and Gail Collins of the New York Times) delight in telling the story of the 1983 trip, apparently hoping pet-besotted Americans will recoil in horror. Romney's former rival for the party's nomination, Rick Santorum, also played off the story.
Conservatives struck back this week, pulling up an excerpt from Obama's book "Dreams From My Father" in which the future president talks about being fed dog meat as a boy in Indonesia. His take on the taste? "Tough."
Nicki Minaj's millions of fans have been wondering around in shock ever since she deleted her twitter account last weekend. [Click here if you missed that]
The rapper has been in London this week, promoting her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and she spoke to Graham Norton about her decision to leave one of the biggest social media websites in the word. Details inside
Nicki's interview with Graham Norton will air on Friday but the show did release a few tidbits. Asked about her decision to leave Twitter, Minaj said:
'A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me. I reply all the time and get to know them by name and I have a really personal bond with them… not all 11 million, but at least 10 of them a day.'
Questioned about a possible return to Twitter (she has 30 days before her account will be deactivated for good), Minaj said:
'I don’t know yet, I’m thinking about it. I miss my Barbz (her name for her fans), please bear with me.'Lol! We all know Nicki will definitely be back within the next 25 days.. [Source]
Why am I not surprised Nicki hears voices in her head? LOL
Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is accusing the nation’s first black president of “waving a tar baby in the air” over his proposed crackdown on oil speculators. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed measures that would give regulators more power to limit manipulation of the oil markets. “We can’t afford a situation where some speculators can reap millions while millions of American families get the short end of the stick,” he told reporters.
During a recent interview with the blog Shark Tank, Bachmann insisted that new legislation wasn’t necessary because Obama “already has the tools and he knows it.”
“So, if there is a problem then president Obama is the problem for failing to utilize these tools that he has,” she continued.
Breaking News: Photos Surface Online of Alleged Hooker!
Here she is ... the 24-year-old Colombian prostitute who took down the Secret Service ... this according to the NY Daily News.
The paper claims the woman is a single mother named Dania ... who argued with a Secret Service agent about the price of sex during an alleged encounter in Cartagena last week.
Dania reportedly claims she demanded $800 for a night of boom boom ... but the agent only wanted to pay $30 ... and a massive argument ensued.
The agents are now under investigation ... and their lives and careers are in shambles ... buuuuuuut she is pretty hot.
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Broadcast icon Dick Clark, the longtime host of the influential "American Bandstand," has died, publicist Paul Shefrin said. He was 82.
Clark suffered a heart attack while at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica for an outpatient procedure, his publicist said Wednesday. "Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful."
The family has not yet decided whether there will be a public memorial service for the multifaceted Clark, although Shefrin said, "There will be no funeral."
Clark suffered what was then described as "a mild stroke" in December 2004, just months after announcing he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
That stroke forced Clark to cut back on his on-camera work, including giving up the hosting duties for the "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" specials. He returned as a co-host with Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2005.
Clark anguished each year over whether to continue appearing on the annual show because of limitations on his speech from the stroke, U.S. Rep. David Dreier, a longtime friend, told CNN Wednesday.
In a clip reportedly filmed at this year's Superbowl but currently making the rounds on the Internet today on sites like Towleroad and Unicorn Booty, Rosie O'Donnell comes face to face with a homophobic street "preacher." The YouTube video, above, shows O'Donnell, whose OWN Network talkshow was recently canceled, being taunted by an unseen street "preacher" who calls her a "lesbian pig" and an "ungodly wicked woman" who is on her "way to hell." O'Donnell, currently engaged to Michelle Rounds, briefly interacts with the individual until he tells her "you need to go home and do the dishes -- that's your job" to which she responds "I'm going to go home and f*** my wife."
Seriously, she should just go home and stay there! - Indie
Washington (CNN) – Her birthday may be Monday, but some of the biggest gifts Ann Romney brings in will come the day after.Mrs. Romney is the guest of honor at a birthday fundraising event Tuesday in New York City for the campaign, hosted by Donald Trump's wife, Melania. Full Post Here
Yea, yea I know, pretty boring, who cares! But man, Trump sure has a HOT wife!
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This is too funny! It’s always entertaining when “stars” over react because they feel they are God’s gift to the world. It’s even funnier when the stars are really only mediocre at best and have a total melt down. Such as the case when Nicki learned her number one fan site Nicki Daily leaked one of her precious new songs. What did she do over this? Why delete her Twitter account of course and leave her 11 million fans in the dark. What a twit! Hope your new album flops!
A five-year-old disabled girl is all smiles today after being reunited with her beloved service dog Millie, who was stolen two weeks ago from the girl's home in Hutchinson, Kan., the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Examiner reports.
Millie was found on the front porch at around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday morning and, as soon as she was let indoors, she rushed to the bedside of her owner Andrea Taylor and tried to wake the girl up, according to the site.
"Andrea woke up and come out [sic] to the living room and said, 'There her is. It's my Millie,'" the girl's mother, Lana Taylor, told KSN News Kansas.
Andrea Taylor, who suffers from cerebral palsy and is blind, received Millie in early March and immediately bonded with the dog. Lana Taylor said that for the first time, her daughter was sleeping soundly through the night without crying.
"She wasn't ever going to be a normal child," Lana Taylor told Fox News after the dog was stolen. "When Millie come along she was able to have a little more independence. Outside, she was able to run with her siblings."
After weeks of investigation, protests and media speculation, George Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin on Thursday. If the case wasn't already well-publicized, it's about to be. Since the state of Florida permits cameras in the courtroom, every hearing can potentially be televised.
Foreseeing the media circus to come, Jon Stewart took a few minutes on Thursday night's "Daily Show" to imagine what the next few months are going to be like with his correspondents. (Spoiler alert: they're all going to want to cover it.) He's calling the melee "Zimdecision 2012," and it's already starting.
So if you hadn't been anticipating everyone from CBS to the Lifetime Network to be weighing in on Martin's trial, it's probably best that you gear up now while there's still time to brace yourself.
Watch the video above and then check out this clip from Thursday's episode so you'll be 100% up on your Zimdecision coverage.
My Take: I doubt Zimmerman can get a fair trial, every one has already been manipulated by the media and has their minds made up!
Well when you can make Slash look like a model citizen you know you have problems. Axl Rose has a lot of problems, a manic depressant and bit of a nut case, he lives in his own private Idaho so to speak. Sorry Axl, there is nothing cool about a crazy person. Love the band Gun’s N Roses, but never liked the personalities all that much.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has issued a statement in response to Guns N' Roses' frontman Axl Rose's announcement that he intends to refuse to be inducted.
Rose made his decision public via a lengthy letter to a number of media outlets last night (April 11) and made it clear in the letter that he wished to have nothing to do with this Saturday's (April 14) ceremony or the band's induction.
National Review editor Rich Lowry announced on Saturday that John Derbyshire had been fired in the wake of his column.
A writer for the conservative National Review provoked outrage on Friday after penning a column that warned whites to "avoid large concentrations of blacks."
John Derbyshire's piece, published in Taki's Magazine, is startling from beginning to end. It takes as its inspiration the many articles about "the talk" about dealing with racism that black parents have been having with their children in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
"There is a talk that nonblack Americans have with their kids, too," he writes, before listing some of the advice he gave his children about black people. They include:
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.