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LA Artist Wants Gallery Patrons to Rub Kim Kardashian’s Pregnant Belly

Local artist Daniel Edwards has for some time now been celebrating the “beauty of celebrity pregnancy.” In 2006, he kicked off his Celebrity Baby Boomer series with “Monument to Pro-Life,” which featured a likeness of Britney Spears, nude, giving birth on a bearskin rug.

Next month, Edwards will be adding to the series with a work that is sure to draw lots of vehicles to the parking meters on South La Brea Ave. It’s called “L.A. Fertility”, and will be available starting Wednesday June 5 for touching-viewing at LAB ART Gallery. From today’s announcement:

The life-size full-figured nude Kim Kardashian stands curvaceous and proud, with lactiferous breasts, protruding navel and legs akimbo, and features a voluminous belly designed to entice visitors to give a respectful rub for good luck and success.

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Lucky is Sorry for Making Britney Spears Look Terrible

Hell hath no fury like a Britney Spears fan scorned. If the editors of Lucky magazine didn’t know this already, they do now. Fans of the pop star directed their outrage at the magazine for its December cover, which features a seriously plastic-looking Spears donning a wig.

On Twitter, Spears enthusiasts blasted Lucky for the photo, calling it “horrendous” and “lazy & unprofessional.” One fan even asked the magazine to do another shoot with the real Spears.

The backlash was so excessive, Lucky issued the following apology:

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Women Occupy Seven out of The Top 10 Spots in Most Powerful List

Forbes’Most Powerful Celebrity” list is jam packed with women. In fact, women take seven out of the top 10 spots in the magazine’s report, which ranks people according to earnings and fame. Jennifer Lopez takes the number one spot and Oprah — the highest ranking media mogul on the list — is runner-up. Other women rounding out the top 10 include Rihanna (4), Lady Gaga (5), Britney Spears (6), Kim Kardashian (7) and Katy Perry (8).

We’ve seen this “female focused” trend already, when Time’s annual Time 100 list featured 38 women, more than ever before. Does this mean that 2012 is the year of the woman? Are we even allowed to write that considering Forbes counts Kardashian as “powerful?”

Probably not.

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$15 Million Marks the Spot for Britney Spears

Desperate for higher ratings after a disappointing first season, The X Factor has reportedly landed pop star Britney Spears as a judge for a whopping $15 million, according to TheWrap.

Spears previously turned down a $10 million offer from Simon Cowell‘s music competition show but it appears $13 million to judge and an additional $2 million to perform was enough to change her mind. The deal hasn’t been officially signed yet as Spears is under a conservatorship with her father, Jamie.

To put this proposed deal in perspective, Paula Abdul received only $2.5 million during her one season as judge on the show.

I think folks will tune in to the first couple of episodes but is Spears relevant enough in 2012 to create a huge increase in ratings? Only time will tell.

Producer of Lindsay Lohan-Inspired Film Tries To Avoid Getting Sued

Sure enough, Lindsay Lohan‘s people are not happy to hear about an unauthorized film based on the life of the troubled actress. Producer and screenwriter Charles Casillo generated plenty of buzz for his movie project Dogs in Pocketbooks when he told NY Post‘s Page Six it was based on the life of LiLo — but he also opened himself up to lawsuits. TMZ reports that the Lohan camp is considering legal action. Says Lohan’s family lawyer Stephanie Ovadia, “They are again using her likeness without her being compensated. Not only that but they are advertising the fact that they are using her likeness.”

Casillo attempted a little damage control, telling TMZ that the lead role is actually a composite of troubled young Hollywood starlets – Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Marilyn Monroe were all named.

That probably won’t help much, since Casillo told Page Six the film’s lead character was “a role obviously based on Lindsay Lohan.” Besides, anyone who mentions Marilyn Monroe in the same breath as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears deserves to get sued.

That publishing heir Lydia Hearst Shaw was cast as the film’s lead would have generated plenty of press on its own, making Casillo’s decision to stir up the LiLo hornet’s nest all the more baffling.

Even Christian Filmmakers Don’t Pay Bloggers


Seriously, what is the world coming to? A couple of Cal State Northridge Grads get together to make a film, Crossroad (not to be confused with the 2002 Britney Spears movie Crossroads). No their film, according to their site will highlight Christian values (what, like charity?) and they want some lowly blogger – think meek geek – to write about it for free. “Bring glory to God” but not even $20 to some freelancer? Dude! We’ve seen the Fourth Horsemen and his name is Cheap.

Here’s the ad. Here’s their site. After the jump is their YouTube video.

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Tiger Woods Scandal Captivates The Media, And The Menu, Too

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The Tiger Woods car crash and scandal was the biggest news on today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast. Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven were shocked by the amount of coverage the event has received since the weekend, noting that CNN quoted The National Enquirer about the story, a nod to the shift of the national conversation on the subject.

“There’s a certain glee that the media has when someone who is big and perfect like Tiger Woods falls,” Jason said. “They pounce ten times harder than they would if say, Britney Spears would have had the same thing happen to her over the weekend.”

“If you’re an important or famous person today, you just can’t have an affair,” Matt said. “It just can’t happen. You’re going to get busted…Shame on Tiger, who seems like a smart guy.”

Also discussed: Jim Lehrer‘s plans to leave PBS‘s “NewsHour” and Barnes & Nobles’ Nook e-readers selling for high prices on eBay.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Hey LAT, Is There Nothing Else to Have an Opinion About?

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The above screen grab is from today’s front page of latimes.com. We understand Sarah Palin put her name on a book someone else wrote and was on Oprah this week. But does that warrant three out of four featured opinion pieces?

It’s not like she’s Britney Spears or Paris Hilton or New Moon. Have some dignity.

Life & Style To Produce 1 Issue Without the Gosselins

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The press release reads like an Onion headline, “Life & Style Weekly will be ignoring Jon and Kate Gosselin, announcing a completely GOSSELIN-FREE issue, on newsstands now.” What a weirdly evocative gimmick, sort of like the Megan Fox-ban day. With so much being said about the TLC stars and their marriage, affairs, and subsequent seasons of their show (who is suing whom, will Gosselin ever stop wearing Ed Hardy shirts, etc.), this fundamental family has become white noise in of pop culture. But producing a Gosselin-free issue of any tabloid magazine – while at the same time announcing it in bold letters on the front of the magazine – a little contradictory? You can’t produce a Gosselin-free issue without trumpeting it as such?

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Simon Dumenco Takes on Huffpo…Again

pshaw22.pngAd Age media columnist, Simon Dumenco pulls no punches when it comes to Huffpo. He once called the site a ‘media plantation.’ A line we quote at cocktail parties all the time…unless they’re thrown at Arianna’s house. Ahem.

Dumenco’s latest takes exception to Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications given Arianna Huffington the Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award:

Funny how the fact that The Huffington Post fails to pay most of its bloggers didn’t come up when Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham gushed about the blog mistress in a prepared statement: “Arianna Huffington was ahead of the curve with HuffPo. She embraced the use of new media but never forgot that no matter where or how you tell the story, content is still king. This is what we teach our students.”

Oh, give me a break! Content, in Arianna’s world, is not king, and it never was. Link bait is king; opportunism is king.

Yep, and the phrases “Britney Spears Naked” and “John and Kate Plus 8 Break Up” and “Adam Lambert” are going to get this message out there.

Previously on FBLA: We Have a Little Crush on Simon Dumenco

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