Saturday, December 16, 2017

Is Jennifer Lopez Back Together With Ben Affleck?

The celebrity gossip magazines went wild this week speculating whether or not Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were back together again. The couple, known an “Bennifer”, met in 2002 and dated for 2 years.

I had the totally random experience of watching them meet for the first time while sitting in the audience at the MTV awards, waiting for the awards to start. I watched him make his move and smoothly hit on her. It worked. He looked all excited to meet her while she played it cool.

OK! Magazine says “REUNITED! Ben Afleck and J.Lo reignite their flame. What will their exes say?” The cover of Life & Style says “Inside their secret plans as the exes rekindle their relationship 12 years later! Inside the magazine it says “Ben & J.Lo’s Second Chance Love!”

Gossip Cop, a site that follows celebrity stories way more than I do, says that “Life & Style’s so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “They’ve been talking on the phone for hours at a time. Their relationship was always intense and had a lot of passion. It’s like they are back together already. The supposed source claims, “After splitting from Casper Smart, she reached out to Ben. Affleck and Lopez haven’t even spent any time “face to face” and still need to “arrange an in-person. What’s especially ridiculous is this cover story comes just weeks after a previous Life & Style cover falsely announced Lopez was pregnant with Smart’s baby.”

Asked about the reconciliation, a rep for Lopez exclusively tells Gossip Cop, the reports are “so stupid.”

But ridiculous stories like this make the publishers of US, People, OK!, and LIFE & Style very rich, and make me get in the longest line at the grocery store so I can read them.

 

 

Auto Blow 2 Offers Ryan Lochte Sex Toy Endorsement

United States' Ryan Lochte reacts after finishing first in the men's 400-meter individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has lost all of his major endorsement deals, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren. While this sucks for him, the makers of Auto Blow 2, a male sex toy, have offered him a deal that sucks even more. The device provides a mechanical blow job, and a $10,000 endorsement deal for Lochte.

All Lochte has to do is pose with the state of the art suck machine while smiling and pointing. According to the company the toy is the “crowdfunded blowjob robot everyone is talking about.”

Inventor Brian Sloan said in a press release that the gold medal winner would be the perfect brand ambassador for the mechanical bj giver. “It takes years of dedication and practice to win one Olympic Medal let alone 12, so I see in him a man with qualities our brand stands for.  I forgive him for his mistake and want to put him in front of an audience of men who admire him as the champion he is to help us promote the champion of masturbation devices: the Autoblow 2.”

Sloan said “The Autoblow 2’s tireless motor exemplifies the Olympic spirit much as Lochte did while winning his medals.”

The campaign’s slogan would be “the masturbation device Olympic champions choose.”

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The Auto Blow 2 does some Olympic style sucking.

Docu-Series Will Chronicle Hugh Hefner’s Life

A 13-episode documentary chronicling Hugh Hefner’s incredible life will go into production at Amazon Studios, reports Variety.

The docu-series called “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story” will draw on 17,000-plus hours of archival footage and Hefner’s collection of more than 2,600 scrapbooks. Hefner, who just turned 90, will tell some “never-before-told” from the glory days at the magazine, his television show “Playboy After Dark,” and those notorious parties at the Playboy Mansion.

“The series starts with Hefner’s life in post-World War II America, through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the subsequent six decades,” reports Variety. “Hefner has been married three times and has engaged in numerous liaisons over the years with Playboy models. American Playboy” will mark the first time Hefner has opened his private scrapbook archives, housed at the Playboy Mansion, to any filmmaker.”

“It has been a long road in finding the right partners to tell the full story of Playboy as it has unfolded over these past 63 years,” said Hefner.

Hefner, who helped usher in the sexual revolution, has been the subject of controversy since he started his iconic brand in 1953. He was targeted by the conservative movement in the 1950’s, was a defender of civil rights in the 1960’s, and contributed money to help the Roe vs Wade abortion rights cause in the 1970’s. But he has also been criticized by feminists such as Gloria Steinem, who famously posed as a Playboy bunny in the 1963 to expose the sexist working conditions at his Playboy clubs.

As someone who has attended two events at the Playboy Mansion–a Valentine’s Day party for his 7 girlfriends at the time (“Mandy,” “Brandy,” “Candy” and I can’t remember the other four,) and a Sunday night “movie night,” I can say that from just two nights at the “Mansion,” the show, to debut in 2017, will be an absolutely fascinating thing to watch.

Playboy After Dark

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Charlize Theron Promotes Sex Ed In Africa

Using her fame to talk about a topic most people don’t talk about, the glamorous Charlize Theron makes sex education in Africa her cause. Her charity, the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Foundation, educates and empowers tween and teenage girls about sex.

South Africa has the highest rate of HIV in the world, with a shocking 40.7%.

“I think we are breaking through this barrier that it is not cool to talk about sex,” says Miss Theron.

The Oscar winning actress recently donated money to WhizzKids, an adolescent “sexual health clinic and youth center” for girls. It offers “a complete package of prevention, care, treatment and support services, including teaching young girls that they can say no to anything they are uncomfortable with. WhizzKids “uses football as an educational tool to engage local youth and facilitate healthy behaviour change.”

Theron’s foundation chose this charity because they “provide services related to the social and structural drivers of HIV/AIDS such as sexual and reproductive health education, access to adolescent-friendly health services, psychosocial support, and peer counseling.”

“The idea of raising your hand and asking questions about sex in front of your peers was just something that was never heard of,” she told Times Live in South Africa. “I think it is changing. It has to change because it is the only way to save lives.”

“Aids is the No1 killer of teens in Africa and it is the No 2 killer of teenagers globally”, she adds. This is not just an African issue. We can stop AIDS.”

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Charlize Theron moved to Los Angeles when she was 19-years-old and was discovered in line at the bank.

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Charlize Theron uses her movie star fame to empower young girls in her home country South Africa.

Darryl Strawberry Says He Had Sex During Games

How do pro baseball players get laid? Legendary Darryl Strawberry revealed that he onced picked women out of the crowd at games and had sex with them. And that he did it in the clubhouse, during the game.

During an interview on Sirius XM Mad Dog Sports Radio, he said he scored “Between innings. It worked out well, just how crazy it was. You point to a woman and you tell the kid.” The kid went into the crowd and retrieved the women, he claims. He didn’t reveal if the encounters got to third base or a home run.

Strawberry began his career with the New York Mets in 1983 where he played until 1990. During his prime he would hit 39 home runs and strike 36 bases in one year. He was a superstar. He helped win the world series. Then he was suspended by the Mets for cocaine use.

Next he was drafted by the Yankees for $22 million dollars and won another 3 world series. Then he got suspended for drug use. His drugs of choice were amphetamines and cocaine. After that he played with various teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers and The San Francisco Giants. He was suspended from the MLB three times for drug use and became the bad boy of baseball.

ESPN is re-running a candid documentary this week called “Doc & Darryl,” about the rise and fall of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.

He is now a born-again Christian and pastor, and along with his wife who he met in drug recovery, tries to help people get off drugs.

 

 

Charlie Sheen Gets Condom Company Spokesman Gig

Bad boy turned safe sex advocate Charlie Sheen is the new spokesman for Lelo Hex Condoms.

The Swedish sex toy company chose Sheen “Since there is arguably no other person who can so personally and actively drive conversations on sexual health.” Since his HIV diagnosis in 2015, searches of prevention and treatment of the disease have skyrocketed, the company notes.  They might be right; at least Charlie’s new ad on YouTube and the Lelo site will get people to watch a safe sex video for once.

“I think people associate the word ‘condom’ with less pleasure,” Sheen says in the ad. “With less connection. What may feel like five seconds of an inconvenience or a halted or thwarted moment can absolutely prevent a lifetime of potential grief and suffering.”

The new condom, due out in August, 2016, is made from latex, but is inspired by graphite, which is used in electronics and outdoor jackets, and has a hexagonal chemical configuration. Scientists have been diligently working in the lab to make a softer, yet stronger condom that men will actually want to put on their ween.

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The new condom promises a hexagonal technology that combines strength with no loss of sensation.

Charlie Sheen; the face of safe sex. “It’s not too late to learn from my story,” he says.

Did Richard Simmons Become A Woman?

Scandal tabloid The National Enquirer claims that Richard Simmons has transitioned into a woman. Not a huge shock if true, but interesting to note that the Enquirer packaged the story as some sort of sensational “sex scandal.”

“Richard Simmons is the new Caitlyn Jenner,” announces The Enquirer. “Like Jenner, Simmons has opted for breast implant surgery, hormone therapy, and a host of other invasive changes to create the transformation. And while he’s yet to make a public announcement, he’s secretly been venturing out of his Hollywood Hills home dressed as a woman for months.”

And in true National Enquirer style of celebrity exploitation, the scandal sheet has revealed “the shocking truth and his shocking transformation into a woman–after years of friends and fans wondering about this mysterious disappearance. The cover sales copy reads “The new issue contains bombshell exclusive photos of Richard in his new guise as Fiona, after insiders whispered to ENQUIRER reporters that the fitness star was “in desperate need of help!”
It’s the the desperate need of help part that is uncool; looking at transgender people like they are freaks of nature and need help. Richard Simmons just dresses any way he pleases, even if he looks ridiculous. We like his “I’ll wear whatever I feel like and I don’t give a flying fuck what people think” stance.     

Meanwhile Simmons’s rep made a statement regarding his transition to a woman today: “Not true and a total fabrication,” Simmons’s rep of 27 years, Tom Estey, told CBS News.

The 67-year-old fitness guru (right) is said to have gone through a series of invasive surgeries in the last two years and is now going by the name Fiona. This picture was taken before reports suggesting he had gone through a sex change

Playboy Mansion Sells For $200 Million To 32-Year-Old Twinkies Heir

HOLMBY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 16: Guests attend the Annual Midsummer Night's Dream Party at the Playboy Mansion hosted by Hugh Hefner on August 16, 2014 in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Playboy)

The party is finally over at the legendary Playboy Mansion. The house has been sold for $200 million to a 32-year old.

According the “Hot Property” section of The Los Angeles Times, the estate had one unique condition to the sale: that 90-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is allowed to stay in the house for the rest of his life. Now there’s a fun roommate! At least he’ll invite hot chicks over.

The Wall Street Journal identified the buyer as Daren Metropoulos, 32, a next door neighbor of Hefner’s. He is the son of Greece born billionaire investor C. Dean Metropoulos, who once owned Pabst Brewing Co. and sold it for $700 million. He also owns Hostess Brands, which makes Twinkies. Metropoulis Jr. is an executive at his father’s private-equity firm, Metropoulos & Co., and was co-chief executive of Pabst Brewing Co. along with his brother Evan. The beer and babe bros now have a rad bachelor pad.

Built in 1927 for Bullock’s department store scion Arthur Letts Jr., the Arthur R. Kelly-designed Gothic Tudor style estate has 29 rooms including 12 bedrooms. It has almost 20,000 square feet that includes chef’s and catering kitchens, a game room, a wine cellar screening room, and a vintage pin-ball machine room.  And of course, the infamous “grotto” which legend has it helped further the sexual revolution in 1971.

The Holmby Hills house is one of few L.A. homes to have a zoo license. Pink flamingos, exotic birds, monkeys, and of course bunnies roam around the park-like grounds.

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Hugh Hefner bought the house in 1971 for 1.1 million and sold it in 2016 for 200 million. And he still gets to live there. Nice deal.

grottoThe infamous “grotto” where Playboy bunnies, celebrities, and “plus ones” tried to have sex with each other.

Hot Property | Playboy MansionThe foyer where Hef portraits hang out.

HOLMBY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 16: Guests attend the Annual Midsummer Night's Dream Party at the Playboy Mansion hosted by Hugh Hefner on August 16, 2014 in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Playboy)

The “Midsummer Night’s Dream Party” where everyone shows up in their underwear or sexy lingerie. (photo: Christopher Polk)

Ronan Farrow On Sex Abuse & The Media In Hollywood

A few hours before the Cannes Film Festival opened–where Woody Allen will debut his new film, his son Ronan Farrow wrote a powerful piece about sex abuse–and how the media covers it up. The Hollywood Reporter piece, called My Father, Woody Allen, and the Dangers of Unasked Questions, begins with a story of the time he wanted to interview an author about his new biography of Bill Cosby for MSNBC. “The book omitted allegations of rape and sexual abuse against the entertainer, and I intended to focus on that omission,” he writes. But his producer, “one of several industry veterans,” warned him against it.

“So we compromised”, he says. “I would raise the allegations, but only in a single question late in the interview. And I called the author to let him know what was coming. He seemed startled when I brought it up. I was the first to ask about it, he said. He asked if it was really necessary. On air, he said he’d looked into the allegations and they didn’t check out.”

“It was shortly before the Cosby story exploded,” continues Farrow, “that my sister Dylan Farrow wrote about her own experiences — alleging that our father, Woody Allen, had “groomed” her with inappropriate touching as a young girl and sexually assaulted her when she was 7 years old.”

“Being in the media as my sister’s story made headlines, and (seeing) Woody Allen’s PR engine revved into action, gave me a window into just how potent the pressure can be to take the easy way out,” he notes. Every day, Ronan says he read emails from his father’s PR company “featuring talking points ready-made to be converted into stories, complete with validators on offer — therapists, lawyers, friends, anyone willing to label a young woman confronting a powerful man as crazy, coached, vindictive.”


Mia and Allen with Ronan (left) and daughter Dylan in 1988

“Reporters on the receiving end of this kind of PR blitz have to wonder if deviating from the talking points might jeopardize their access to all the other A-list clients. In fact, when my sister first decided to speak out, she had gone to multiple newspapers — most wouldn’t touch her story. An editor at the Los Angeles Times sought to publish her letter with an accompanying, deeply fact-checked timeline of events, but his bosses killed it before it ran. There were too many relationships at stake. It was too hot for them.”

“When The New York Times ultimately ran my sister’s story in 2014, it gave her 936 words online, embedded in an article with careful caveats. Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and advocate for victims of sexual abuse, put it on his blog.”

“Soon afterward, the Times gave her alleged attacker twice the space. It was a stark reminder of how differently our press treats vulnerable accusers and powerful men who stand accused.”

“But when Dylan explained her agony in the wake of powerful voices sweeping aside her allegations, I began to look carefully at my own decisions in covering sexual assault stories. I believe my sister. This was always true as a brother who trusted her, and, even at 5 years old, was troubled by our father’s strange behavior around her: climbing into her bed in the middle of the night, forcing her to suck his thumb — behavior that had prompted him to enter into therapy focused on his inappropriate conduct with children prior to the allegations.”

“But more importantly, I’ve approached the case as an attorney and a reporter, and found her allegations to be credible. The facts are persuasive and well documented. I won’t list them again here, but most have been meticulously reported by journalist Maureen Orth in Vanity Fair.”

“Allen, Cosby and other powerful men so difficult to cover, he says because” The allegations were never backed by a criminal conviction. It makes our role more important when the legal system so often fails the vulnerable as they face off against the powerful.”

Farrow with his mother, Mia Farrow, at the Time 100 Gala in April 2015.

“Very often, women with allegations do not or cannot bring charges. Very often, those who do come forward pay dearly. It means going up against angry fans and angry publicists.”

“Tonight, the Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a new Woody Allen film. There will be press conferences and a red-carpet walk by my father and his wife (my sister). He’ll have his stars at his side — Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg. They can trust that the press won’t ask them the tough questions. It’s not the time, it’s not the place, it’s just not done,” he says, proving the point of his article.

Ronan ends with “We are witnessing a sea change in how we talk about sexual assault and abuse. But there is more work to do to build a culture where women like my sister are no longer treated as if they are invisible. It’s time to ask some hard questions.”

Farrow’s investigative reporting series, “Undercovered With Ronan Farrow,” airs on NBC’s ‘Today.’

Gestational Surrogacy: How To Have A Baby If You’re Single

Actress Lucy Lui is 47 and single, with no husband or boyfriend, but she wanted a baby in her life. Like most women in their 40’s, the chances of getting preggers gets slimmer with each year. So she researched gestational surrogacy, and now has an 8-month-year-old son– carried by another woman, but who looks just like her.

“I cried when he came out,” Liu, 47, told PEOPLE magazine while promoting Tylenol’s#HowWeFamily campaign this week.“I think ‘How We Family’ is about how we as a modern family are connecting now. Whether you’re gay parents and doing it that way, or you have a child who’s transgender, it’s more about how you love. That’s a really wonderful way to support non-traditional families and make what we are doing now the tradition.”

Gestational surrogacy is a pregnancy that results from the transfer of an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) into a “gestational carrier.” In “traditional surrogacy,” the surrogate is impregnated naturally(“hot beef injection”) or artificially (turkey baster, sperm bank, or the wildy popular with lesbians Semenette). Here, the child is genetically related to the surrogate. But with gestational surrogacy, the child is unrelated to the carrier but related to the embryo mama. Fortunately, it’s a great option for women whose biological clock has run out but still want a baby. Unfortunately, it’s really expensive, so the people you hear about getting it are female celebrities who got too busy with their careers to have kids in time, or celebrity same-sex couples.  Celebrities who had kids with a gestational surrogate include Sara Jessica Parker, Tyra Banks, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Martin, and Elton John.