'If I Can Dream' is an original Web series from Simon Fuller, the creator of 'American Idol.' The series follows five aspiring artists, including the three who are nude at right, Kara Killmer and 'Idol' alumnus Alex Lambert.
The stars are followed 24/7 by 60 cameras as their lives and careers are chronicled for the masses. 'If I Can Dream' is the most-watched series on Hulu.
Viewers can catch the stars 24/7 here and episodes on the series here and after the jump.
The other day when Animal Planet announced 'Taking on Tyson,' a new reality program about former heavyweight boxing champion -- and ex-convict -- Mike Tyson's love for pigeons, you had to be a little skeptical. It's hard to imagine the bruiser having a soft spot in his heart for fowl, but he does.
Well, apparently, the good folks at PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals, are not happy about the show. They aren't doubt Tyson's affection for the birds, but they deem pigeon racing -- and the breeding and caring for the birds -- as cruelty. It's as bad as dog fighting, they say.
And how do you that? That's easy. Just sprinkle in some sex! It's nature's negotiator.
Of course, it's not as simple as it sounds. These days, people are easier to offend than Catholic nuns and the FCC has made it nearly impossible to advertise products the way God intended (i.e. naked girls with abnormally large boobs writhing and moaning over the awesomeness of Flonase). So an even subtler art of using sex to get your money lies within this deeply layered process. Here are the best of the best and the worst of the worst.
The Huffington Post has compiled a list of some of the more outrageous banned Super Bowl ads including the steamy PETA "veggie sex" ad and this ad for Smartbeep that has been floating around the Internet for years but didn't know until now that it was supposed to air during the Super Bowl. Thank you, Internet. You're the teacher that none of my teachers could ever be.
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn't like the fact that the PBS show is being sponsored by The Egg Board. PETA's web site says that "Sesame Street is misleading children and parents into believing that eggs are a wholesome food when the truth is that eggs are linked to multiple serious health problems and that the egg industry horribly abuses animals." I think what they meant to say is that the industry horribly abuses animals in a simply delicious way, because scrambled eggs with just the right amount of salt and pepper are awesome.
This is a weird way for PETA to wish Sesame Street a happy 40th anniversary.
NBC has pulled a PETA ad that was going to run during the Super Bowl, because it "depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards." Hey, what about subjecting viewers to those people on The Biggest Loser? And they usually have their tops completely off. This particular commercial shows various lingerie models getting all frisky with broccoli and pumpkins (pumpkins??). I guess it is pretty sexual, though I've seen edgier things on daytime soaps.
Funny how there is always a few controversies when it comes to these Super Bowl ads, either before they run or after the fact.
PETA says that they don't understand why the ad was pulled when ads for chicken and burgers are OK even though they make you "fat" and "boring in bed." As an eater of chicken and burgers, I resent that.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were all set to unveil their new ad starring Alicia Silverstone when the city of Houston decided that the spot was too hot for the Texas airwaves.
The spot features Silverstone skinny-dipping in a pool and extolls the virtues of a vegetarian lifestyle by showing off the body that her meatless choices have given her.According to PETA, Houston is one of the highest-ranked cities in terms of bad eating habits. Comcast cable stated that the brief nudity was the reason for pulling the ad, even though it had already been bought and paid for.
Today: on TV Squad Daily:
- Flat vs. round! The ladies on The View even argue about the shape of the earth.
- Anyone who's anyone loves nerds this fall.
- Alicia Silverstone's new naked commercial about being a vegetarian is already banned in Houston.
As I've written before, the character of Chim Chim, Speed's monkey pal, would be played in the movie not by some animatronic 'bot or CGI creation, but by an actual flesh and blood chimp. Unfortunately, the chimp bit an actor on the set and was beaten, or so PETA was told, and the animal rights group sent a letter to producer Joel Silver asking him to stop using a real chimp.
Anyway, the story goes like this: Pam was hosting the PETA Awards, which were being held at McCartney's store. After giving the last award, she ripped off her dress and posed nude -- except for a flesh-colored G-string, according to this story -- with two other models (who had bikinis on) behind a banner saying "I'd rather have bare skin than wear skin," or something like that. (Really, the slogan could have said "Tony Blair is a git" and no one would have noticed) More pictures of this party can be found here. Another picture of Pam's stunt, showing some weird bruises on her shoulder, can be found here.
Yeah, right, big deal; everyone's seen her naked. But this time, she'll be naked in the window of Stella McCartney's clothing store in London. She is putting on the show, where she will be displayed with other naked models, to protest the use of fur in fashion. The display will last for about ten minutes.
Or you can just pick up about a dozen back issues of Playboy, or that video with Tommy Lee, and just say to yourself "Yeah, fur sucks." Same difference.
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