The hit TV show Dancing with the Stars has several incarnations around the globe, and actually originated as Strictly Come Dancing in the UK. Now, an Israeli version of the show is about to air and it features a franchise first: same-sex dancing partners.
Female Israeli TV show host Gili Shem Tov is competing on the show with professional dancer Dorit Milman, starting Nov. 1. In real life, Gili Shem Tov is in a relationship with another woman. Her on-screen ballroom partner Milman is straight, and they’ll be taking turns as lead partner.
Tov says she made the decision herself to pick a same-sex partner. “I have realized that dance is about coordination and energy between two people, whether female or male,” she said in a statement. “Because I share my life with a woman and have a family with her, to me this is the most natural thing to do.” And it sounds like Israeli TV is perfectly happy letting them Strictly Come as they are.
Penn Jillette of the magician duo Penn & Teller has performed another kind of magic in the patent office recently—he’s invented a bathtub-like device aimed specifically at stimulating “specific sensitive areas of a female's genitalia.”
Jillette’s “Hydro-therapeutic stimulator” is a combination of a hot tub and a water dildo. The patent says: “Applicant has recognized a need for a hydro-therapeutic device that provides a dedicated stream of fluid to specifically stimulate the clitoris and labia of a female's vulva and provide supporting structure that allows the female user to comfortably position herself with respect to the fluid stream.” Somebody give the man a Nobel Prize—or, at least, a manufacturing grant!
Katy Perry and Russell Brand tied the knot this weekend, and there’s no word yet on whether they wore head-to-toe fetish latex gear—but there is word on a man-eating tiger.
According to the Daily Mail UK, Katy and Russell’s Indian nuptials were seriously crashed by a man-eating tiger; the predator is known to have killed three people in the last two years. The tiger attempted to scale a wall just 50 feet from the newlyweds before being chased away by guards. He probably just wanted to catch a glimpse of Katy’s latex wedding dress.
Kanye West’s new video “Runaway” is out, and so far it’s being touted as “ambitious” high-art, complete with nearly-nude model Selita Ebanks costumed up as a gorgeous phoenix fallen to earth.
In the video, West is driving around in a burning forest when he runs into Ebanks and takes her home to care for her. “First rule, baby; don’t pay attention to anything you see in the news,” he tells his new feathered friend. Artsy hijinks ensue. Ebanks is absolutely stunning in her flesh-colored down pasties and golden talons—her beauty is a far cry from the armless figure clumsily drawn on West’s recent album, so thankfully, nobody’s been talking about a ban.