Ladies and gentlemen, Gisele Bündchen is back. (Pun only slightly intended.)
Just hours ago, Paris Vogue revealed their June cover—we rarely get excited about this sort of thing, but we’d be doing you a disservice by not sharing such a great moment in beach photography. (Yes, there is a beach somewhere in this shot.)
This was the one day it paid off to be Condé Nast’s chief sand removal expert…
As gentlemen, we would never bet on the outcome of a sporting event. Luckily, we don’t have to.
Come Sunday, we’ll be betting on the outcome of the national anthem, the halftime show and the ceremonial pouring of the Gatorade. They’re part of a slew of online prop bets that have popped up in anticipation of the Super Bowl. And to guide you through the thicket of wagers, we’ve collected seven of our favorites, along with expert analysis of each one.
It’s time to bet the mortgage. There’s absolutely nothing that could go wrong.
What has Leo DiCaprio got that you haven’t? Well, Bar Refaeli for one, the startlingly stacked Israeli model he’s been keeping company with for the past couple years.
Considering the stilettos she’s stepping into here – Leo’s ex is if course The Gisele – Bar looks like beating the odds. She was the first Israeli chick to be admitted into the ranks of *Sports Illustrated*’s Swimsuit Issue sirens and was recently named Best Body of 2008 by *Arena* magazine. To top it off she was just picked as the new face (and such) of Hurley, the Californian surf and skate company with a cult-like following.
The ads (above) will debut in the fall, when she’ll also be appearing in Tommy Hilfiger’s *Iconic America* TV special.
We’ll let you make your own “Bar none” joke.
Christie’s auction of Gert Elfering’s private collection came to a close yesterday, allowing us to attach a dollar value to nudity.
Most notably, our favorite first lady ended up just shy of six figures, pulling down $91,000 for a full-frontal Michel Comte snap from 1993. The more striking Lauren Hutton pic (at left) went for $127,000, but we’re sure having Richard Avedon’s name attached didn’t hurt.
Since fashion magazines exist mostly to be talked about, it’s hard to know what counts as a controversy.
For instance, what should we make of the squabble over *Vogue*’s April cover? Various blogs took Annie Liebowitz’s Lebron-Gisele pairing as a racially-inappropriate King Kong reference. (For the record, we were more concerned with the effect on Lebron’s shot at the championship.)
But making the press rounds, there haven’t been many folks willing to weigh in. The NAACP has gone on record saying it prefers to deal with “weightier issues,” a back-handed way of saying, “don’t call here again.” LeBron himself seems to think the playoffs count as a weightier issue.
And he’s probably right.
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