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Sorry Guys, Playboy Is Totally SFW Now

Courtesy of Playboy

Courtesy of Playboy

There’s a trend brewing and, for once, it involves keeping your clothes on. The Pirelli calendar chose to celebrate women of note instead of women in the nude this year. And Playboy just released a non-nude issue for the first time in its 62-year history.

The SFW issue was a long time coming. In August, Playboy changed its website to a work-safe version and enjoyed an increase in unique visitors. In October, the brand announced the shift toward non-nude images in print. Their reasoning? The abundance of porn available on the Internet, and competition from other magazines.

The March 2016 issue ushers in a new chapter in Playboy history with a fresh, non-nude “take on photographing the world’s most beautiful women,” according to a press release. But the magazine is still sexy. Snapchat/Instagram star Sarah McDaniel fronts its social media-inspired cover in a revealing photo shot “from a boyfriend’s perspective,” she said. Dree Hemingway (Mariel Hemingway’s daughter) has the honor of being the March playmate, and artist/model Myla Dalbesio took her own steamy photos for the issue.

Playboy is hoping the shift from full-frontal nudity will help generate sales. A SFW issue means “mainline newsstand placement and increased distribution” which may boost its print circulation from a mere 800,000 (for reference, they had 5.6 million subscribers in 1975 according to The Huffington Post). Apparently, sex doesn’t sell after all. 

[via The Huffington Post]

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Anna Ewers Looks Stunning (As Usual) on the Cover of Vogue Germany (Forum Buzz)

She’s one of the hottest and most in-demand models working in the fashion industry today. Period. As the face of both Balenciaga and Hugo Boss this season, Anna Ewers graces the March cover of her native Vogue Germany. With last year’s fabulous five covers still fresh in our minds, the German bombshell looks fantastic before the lens of Patrick Demarchelier. In the stunning portrait shot, Anna wears a dramatic red outfit and with a bit of wind in her hair, we’re sold once again.

Vogue Germany March 2016 : Anna Ewers by Patrick Demarchelier

IMAGE: WEARESODROEE.COM

Members of our forums were in awe…at first. “Stunning cover, looks like a vintage cover of a magazine, like Vogue from the 80s,” applauded burbuja8910.

“Good cover. At first I was thinking how five covers last March were enough, but I don’t mind this one either,” confessed Srdjan. (more…)

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Watch: Chris Martin’s Carpool Karaoke Segment Is the Funniest One Yet

Chris Martin isn’t letting claims of cultural appropriation in his latest video with Beyoncé get him down. Ahead of his upcoming Superbowl performance, the Coldplay frontman was silly as ever in a taping of Carpool Karaoke that aired last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

And while no one can top Adele’s edition (or One Direction for that matter), Chris Martin sure comes close. After bumming a ride to his Super Bowl performance, Martin runs through famous tunes like Yellow, an amazing cover of David Bowie’s Heroes and a hilarious impersonation of Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.

Song covers aside, Chris Martin’s Carpool Karaoke segment is unlike any other. The twosome stop at a lemonade stand, a gas station and a motel where Corden ends up singing Martin to sleep as they cuddle (we’re serious). And they’re forced to continue the carpool session on a bike once their ride gets stolen. That happened. Watch the hilarious 15-minute clip above.

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Selena Gomez Stars on W Magazine’s ‘Creepy’ and ‘Disturbing’ March Cover (Forum Buzz)

Cast your mind back to the same time last year when Selena Gomez went topless on V Magazine‘s uncomfortable Spring 2015 cover. Now, the American singer and former flame of Justin Bieber embarrasses once again on the cover of W‘s March 2016 issue. While we appreciate someone who’s slightly out of the ordinary, Selena’s beach cover shoot with photographer Steven Klein comes across as distasteful and horrific.

W March 2016 : Selena Gomez by Steven Klein

IMAGE: WMAGAZINE.COM

You’d best believe our feisty forum members were not buying it. “I feel uncomfortable when looking at this cover…” pointed out Avogadro immediately.

“She looks so child-like and it makes me uncomfortable,” Nepenthes added. (more…)

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ASOS Removes ‘Slave’ Shirt Listing From Site After Uproar

Asos Slave Shirt

Photo: Twitter

Globally recognised retailer ASOS has come under fire for allowing a “racist” listing on the site which featured a black man modelling a T-shirt with “Slave” written across it.

The design by Liverpool streetwear label Wasted Heroes was listed on ASOS Marketplace, the retailer’s vintage boutique sister site, but quickly received backlash on social media, with people unable to understand how the image made it online.  (more…)

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