Sexy? From The Baltimore Son By Susan Reimer What do women want? Man's eternal question. What turns women on? Another good question, but one not asked in polite company. The Cambridge Women's Pornography Cooperative, a loose, anonymous, affiliation of professional women, thinks it has the answer to both questions: half-naked men, vacuuming. The group has produced a cute, pink picture book of very attractive men doing household chores and being considerate and saying metro-sexual things, such as, "Just because I'm married doesn't mean I shouldn't take care of myself." (The guy is clipping his nose hairs.) The book is called Porn for Women, and it is available online for $12.95, although you can't imagine the stuff that comes up when you Google the title.
From The Wall Street Journal By Jennifer Saranow Michael Jackson's career may be hanging by a thread but his 1983 hit Thriller is enjoying a revival among some unlikely fans. Newlyweds Jimmy and Jocelyn Tsai performed a faithful rendition of the dance moves from the video, with all 10 members of their wedding party joining in as dancing zombies. Weddings long have been a competitive sport, but in the latest effort to stand out (and to get their wedding videos noticed on YouTube), some couples are putting a new spin on the staid tradition of the first dance. No longer satisfied with an old-school waltz or even a zesty tango, some couples are taking as many as 50 dance lessons to develop over-the-top routines that become the focal point of the reception. Wedding attendants are being dragged in as supporting-cast members and forced to attend multiple dance rehearsals to learn their parts.
From People By Pete Norman Michelle Rodriguez is speaking out about being pictured on the cover of lesbian magazine Curve. In a message on her Web site, the 28-year-old actress writes: "As far as rumors go of me coming out, I guess Curve magazine took it upon themselves to out me on the premise of their own suspicions. "Whatever, I'm not insulted, I have a big lesbian following, and for whatever reasons they show me love. I'm never going to shun, disrespect or neglect anybody who shows me genuine non-psychotic love." However, she makes it clear that she's upset. "I will say this: To put words in someone's mouth and place people in categories affects them for sure, especially in this business," she writes. "I don't know what the intent behind the Curve magazine cover was. I wasn't informed of it, I had no idea they were planning on using my image to sell magazines." Tango’s Take
From Reuters By Dan Sloan KYOTO, Japan (Reuters Life!) - Breaking up is hard to do, so visitors to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, seek divine intervention to lose that not-so-special someone. At the 800-year-old Yasui Konpiragu Shrine, some 40,000 visitors a year -- mainly women -- crawl into a wish tunnel, pray and make offerings in "enkiri" rites aimed at cutting the knot. Not on the list of cultural sites for spouses during the Asian Development Bank's 40th anniversary meeting this weekend, Yasui is less famous than other Kyoto landmarks but no less important, say pilgrims. Hajime Torii, a priest at the shrine run by his family for generations, says special prayers offering consolation to visitors with serious domestic issues go for 6,000 yen ($50). Tango’s Take