A woman who appeared on the VH1 reality series Dating Naked—which involves people dating, naked—has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the network, after the show aired a scene in which she was naked in a way unbefitting of the dignity she was promised by producers of a show called Dating Naked.
Phenomenal lede. And later, this:
As argued in the suit, “Defendants knew or reasonably should have known that broadcasting an individual’s vagina and anus on national cable television would cause substantial and severe emotional distress”—particularly as Nizewitz and producers had agreed to broadcast only her blurred vagina and anus on national cable television, which would only cause a substantial and severe increase to her celebrity profile.
She also says it cost her a “budding relationship” with a guy she describes as “employed, Jewish, in his 30s and that’s pretty much ideal,” but who never called her back after the show aired. No doubt her would-be husband is out there now, searching for the kind of nice girl who will only go on national TV and grind her naked genitals against a man she’s just met behind the veil of digital pixilation, as per Jewish tradition.
One of my favorite things about San Francisco is the plethora of store- and restaurant-front art. Sometimes it seems like the canvas isn’t even a business; wander through less gentrified neighborhoods like the Mission or the Haight and you’ll see elaborate art (possibly graffiti) on alleyway walls or apartment-building facades..
Farley partied for four straight days, smoked crack and snorted heroin with a call girl, then took her back to his apartment. When they argued about money, she got up to leave. He tried to follow but collapsed on the living room floor, struggling to breathe. His final words were “Don’t leave me.” She took pictures of him, stole his watch, wrote a note saying she’d had a lot of fun, and left. He died alone.
Tom Farley & Tanner Colby, on Chris Farley’s death, from this, via this via this via the www rabbit hole I went down last week after Robin Williams