Neville Longbottom missed a golden opportunity to cash in on his underwear modeling. The actor Matthew Lewis, who played the awkward Hogwarts student in “Harry Potter,” stripped down to his boxer briefs for the cover of Attitude magazine. Nobody was more displeased with this skimpy photoshoot than the opinionated author J.K. Rowling. “Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God’s sake,” Rowling tweeted. Why you be looking in the first place, Rowling? Thought so. Lewis modeled Emporio Armani for the shoot, but imagine how much money he could have made if he had worn his own brand? These other celebrities know what’s up.
Ellen DeGeneres gives away a lot of underwear with her name on it. On the Ellen Shop, there are boxers made of modal fabric and elastane. The Ellen underwear model Mike Wolfanger is made of Hydroxycut supplements. The first ever winner of Ellen’s Under Model Contest was named Gluteus Mikesimus by Ellen and there’s a Facebook page for him that says he loves America, his family, working out and Ellen’s undies.
A few blonde models had no idea that there was no such thing as free advertising. They were just promoting Heidi Klum’s underwear line for free outside Buckingham Palace. Ms. Klum was furious. “Nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this. Who did this??? Not me!!! #NotCool,” she tweeted. Klum has a line out called Heidi Klum Intimates and she is making the dough. She also has a line for men called HK Man that sells in Australia.
All around the world, pretty girls know Britney Spears and her recent single with Iggy Azalea. Few people know about the 33-year-old’s Intimate Collection line of underwear. One reviewer named Socalgirl gave a two star review on Amazon for the Begonia Full Shaper bra, saying, “Such a pretty bra, but the fit is not good in my case. It’s also a soft laminated cup, which means it has two layers of unpadded material sewn together for slight support.”
Dita Von Teese is a famous burlesque dancer, model, and costume designer who designed an underwear line called Von Follies in 2012. She was at the British department store Harrod’s last week in London to promote her newest line Femme Fatale. “When people said your child years are the best, that wasn’t the case for me. I could not wait to be a grown woman who could choose her own clothes instead of having them chosen for me,” Teese told InStyle UK.
Forget about Victoria’s Secret. Let’s talk about the baseball legend Derek Jeter’s secret. He allegedly kept his underwear line a secret to save his reputation as a baseball player. His involvement in the Frigo RevolutionWear company had a lot of interesting revelations in the undie industry. There is a defensive system that shoots ice arrows from your groin “when overenthusiastic sports fans forget that even sports icons needs personal space,” according to Details.
Cristiano Ronaldo likes to pose in his underwear. According to Men’s Health, his body fat is at the most in the single digits. He runs about 6 miles per game so the calories just fly off his body as he runs around scoring goals. It would be hard for any mortal to get abs like Ronaldo, but you can wear the same underwear as him with his CR7 brand of underwear. One of his opponents, Schalke’s Max Meyer, was also photographed wearing CR7 underwear!
David Beckham has his own line, but you might have seen his joint effort with James Corden. They did a skit together where both celebs smoldered at the camera in nothing but their briefs. “For a man to be truly happy, he needs to be able to see within himself,” says Corden in the ad. The joke underwear was called “D&J” briefs. You could also just go to H&M and look at all the Beckham Bodywear underwear to your heart’s delight. Beckham also sells loungewear and swimwear.
Kylie Minogue can’t get you out of her head and she wants you to buy all of her underwear. She first launched her Love Kylie line in London with collections called Vamp, Seduce, Sheer Escape, Fever, Diva and Cheekies. “It’s really daunting walking into a lingerie department and, hopefully, boyfriends and husband can now feel a little bit safe about choosing something their partners would like,” said Minogue. That’s Kylie – always trying to help out the clueless spouses.
Not all underwear brands have a happy ending. Bar Refaeli launched a line called Under.me and it went south 18 months after launch, according to Jewish Business News. They didn’t make as much business as they had hoped and they had to fire most of the employees. Refaeli’s partner David Balsar said, “We’re cutting costs in order to keep business very lean and profitable. We have one and a half people doing everything.” Is that one person and a half-human superhuman doing everything?
From “Baywatch” to bra-watch, Pamela Anderson has done it all. She started the Pamela Couture Collection through Secrets in Lace. A spokesperson said the collaboration was the perfect match of her sex appeal and her ability to play up her assets, according to Adrant. Ellen DeGeneres recently teased Anderson about her divorce by saying, “It’s like when you put something back in the fridge that’s not good. It’s not gonna be good the second time. When you go in there.”
Welcome to the luxurious land of Gisele Bundchen Intimates, where the website will soothe you with the beautiful Portuguese recitation of Gisele’s voice talking about her business. She tries every single piece of lingerie in her collections and these collections combine “sensuality and sophistication of lace and state-of-the-art fabrics such as silk, satin and super-light microfiber,” according to the website. Bundchen once said that her husband Tom Brady can’t throw and catch the ball at the same time.
Halle Berry did not like the price tags on the lingerie in Paris when she was shopping around. “This one kind of found me when I was tooling around in Paris during one of my many trips there. I found this beautiful lingerie line that was so highly priced that the average woman could not afford it and the business was starting to falter and I thought what if I could buy this and bring it to America and recreate the essence of this at a price point that every woman could afford it?” she told People about her Scandale Paris line.
Kandi Burruss from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is a fan of Cookie from “Empire” and a fan of her own lingerie. She Instagrammed a photo that said, “I was getting my #Cookie on in this #BedroomKandi pic. Taraji P. Henson looked fine last night on #Empire.” The black lace Teddy item from her “Bedroom Kandi” site says it has padded cups that provide extra lift just where you need it most.
Sean Diddy Combs teamed up with a special guest for his Sean John underwear department. It was Nelly who was taking off his clothes for the ads. “This is the special announcement. Sean John does underwear now. I’m here to announce exclusively to you guys the new supermodel for Sean John underwear. He’s a friend of mine, he’s my brother, he’s definitely somebody that I respect and I appreciate you for doing this. Thank you my brother,” said Diddy in a Youtube video.
Do you hate holes ripped in your underwear? What about frayed elastic? Then you’d better stay away from Jessica Simpson’s brand of purple and orange thongs because the Amazon reviews showed no mercy. “I washed them when I got them, obviously, and then again and noticed the elastic immediately frayed in each pair after the second washing. So disappointed because I love her shoes,” said a user named Taylor on January 16.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.
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