Nigerian village women holding 700 ChevronTexaco workers inside a Niger Delta oil terminal let 200 of the trapped men go Sunday — but say they held the rest by threatening to strip nude in front of them, a traditional shaming gesture.
"Our weapon is our nakedness," said Helen Odeworitse, a representative of the women in the extraordinary seven-day-old protest at ChevronTexaco's giant Escravos terminal.
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SAO PAULO, Brazil - After flirting with the heights of sophistication in
the last years, the Brazilian ( news - web sites) bikini has returned to its roots.
Indigenous imagery, palm-studded beaches and bright carnival scenes dominated the 2002 beachwear collections at Sao Paulo Fashion
Week, the biggest fashion event in the southern hemisphere which ended on Saturday.
Although the bikini is Brazil's premier fashion export, designers said they had the Brazilian girl on their mind this year rather than the growing legions of foreign clients.
"Today, all over the world, people are looking more at their own countries," said Amir Slama of the Rosa Cha label, who saw his show in New
York canceled last September after the attack on the World Trade Center.
"Although this collection is very Brazilian, with images like parrots and seafood, people in other places will get into it," said Slama, chosen as Brazil's top designer in 2002.
Last year, Rosa Cha offered classic black bikinis with images of French perfume bottles and shocking pink numbers stamped with Barbie dolls.
In this year's show, Slama's models filed past a thick waterfall in sand-colored bikinis with
tracings of indigenous body paint and sarongs printed with feather headdresses.
Rosa Chá is fast becoming one of the most sought-after swimwear labels in
the world - and that pace is sure to be quickened after today's seemingly
endless procession of infuriatingly beautiful boys and girls wearing only
a few inches of strategically cut lycra.
Mindful of the fact that most of their customers would probably need
special grooming in order to wear some of the more revealing swimsuits,
the Rosa Chá folks included a do-it-yourself Brazilian waxing kit with
their show invitation.
Models slithered past a gigantic water cascade in every possible variety
of maillot-from a 50s-throwback high-waist two-piece, to lingerie-inspired
bikini tops slashed to reveal hidden layers that act as waterproof
A model wears a creation of the summer collection of
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Former Baywatch star and Playboy model Traci Bingham has stopped
traffic in Berlin by wearing a lettuce bikini to promote vegetarianism.
Bingham, who played the life-guard Jordan in the hit U.S. television series, spent more than half an hour posing for the cameras wiggling between a famous steak restaurant and Berlin's Kurfuerstendamm shopping street.
The protest was organised by the animal rights group PETA. Bingham's bikini of fake lettuce leaves carried a sign reading "Go Vegetarian!"
"I love to wear lettuce because I don't like to wear fur," said 34-year-old Bingham.
The restaurant sponsored a meat industry congress in Berlin this year. The manager asked Bingham to leave when she entered the restaurant with a crowd of reporters to order a vegetarian meal.
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goes into a bar and seats himself on a stool. The bartender looks at him
and says, "What'll it be buddy?"
The man says, "Set me up with seven whiskey shots and make them
doubles." The bartender does this and watches the man slug one down,
then the next, then the next, and so on until all seven are gone almost as
quickly as they were served. Staring in disbelief, the bartender asks why
he's doing all this drinking. "You'd drink them this fast too if you had what I have."
The bartender hastily asks, "What do you have pal?"
The man quickly replies, "I have a dollar."
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Hollywood's most obsessed-with-each-other couple has
called it quitsIn an
Us Weekly magazine article, Angelina Jolie admits that her two-year
marriage to Billy Bob Thornton has fallen to bits.
"I'm angry. I'm sad. It's a very difficult and sad time,"
admitted the 27 year-old Oscar-winning actress. "It was a real deep
connection, a deep marriage, so it's not that simple to say this or that
one thing caused the problems. It's clear to me our priorities have
Meaning? According to reports, Angelina has transferred her overwhelming
obsession with her 46 year-old hubby to her 11 month-old boy Maddox -- the
couple's newly adopted Cambodian son. The switch has caused Thornton to
seek affections elsewhere, namely with the groupies he's encountered while
on tour with his band. "He hasn't been as honorable as he could
be," reveals Jolie.
The early days of their two-year marriage were quite a different story
though. The two made headlines for months with their whirlwind courtship,
Las Vegas wedding, his-and-hers tattoos, blood vials and candid sex talk.
In 2000, Thornton told Us: "I was looking at her sleep, and I had to
restrain myself from literally squeezing her to death. Sex for us is
almost too much."
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Iceland Fashion Week's premiere event, the
Midnight Sun fashion show, started like every other show under the sun --
late. But there was no foot-tapping, sighing or impatient moans. Instead
the audience, a mix of press, buyers and cool Icelanders, was transfixed
by the surroundings: cobalt blue lakes, mountains, lava flows, natural hot
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More then 1,300 naked men and women pose for U.S. photographer Spencer
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