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Nude Candidate Makes His Case at Times Square

Though George Davis is actually running for office in San Francisco

(Newser) - San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate George Davis stripped buck naked in Times Square today to campaign for the right to be nude in public. Davis spoke out against a 2013 San Francisco public nudity ban introduced by his opponent, Scott Wiener. His basic argument: Nudity is a form of... More »

Girls Producers Rip Reporter Who Asked About Rampant Nudity

Judd Apatow asks him, 'Do you have a girlfriend?'

(Newser) - If you don't like the nudity on HBO's comedy-drama Girls, that's your problem, the show's producers said yesterday. During a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, a reporter apparently asked creator, producer, and star Lena Dunham why the show's seemingly random nude scenes... More »

Kate Moss Marks 40 With Nude Playboy Cover

Issue out in January

(Newser) - Kate Moss is celebrating her 40th birthday (yes, she's turning 40; go ahead and bemoan your lost youth now) the only way one could really expect: by appearing nude on the cover of Playboy. She's already completed the photo shoot, which will run in the January issue, the... More »

Qatar to Greece: Take Back Your Naked Statues

'Anatomically challenging' artworks pulled from exhibition

(Newser) - A pair of stone penises have gotten in the way of a museum exhibition billed as a "bridge of friendship" between Qatar and Greece. Two statues of nude male athletes were among 600 Greek archaeological treasures on loan to Qatar for an Olympic-themed exhibition, but Greece's culture minister... More »

How to View Nude Museum Exhibit? Naked, of Course

More than 60 take nude tour of Vienna show

(Newser) - Vienna's Leopold museum has a hugely popular exhibit called "Nude Men from 1800 to Today," so obviously there was only one thing to do: Host a special tour of the exhibit in which spectators were invited to be naked. More than 60 museum-goers stripped down for the... More »

San Francisco Eyes Nudity Ban

Lawmakers to vote on Wiener proposal tomorrow

(Newser) - Lawmakers in San Francisco will vote tomorrow on a proposal to make life a lot more constricting for residents who like to let it all hang out. The ordinance proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener would ban anyone over the age of 5 from exposing "his or her genitals, perineum,... More »

16 Celebs Who've Done Full-Frontal

Will Emma Watson join their ranks?

(Newser) - Little Hermione Granger—naked?! Yep, Emma Watson said in a recent magazine interview that she would consider doing a sex scene "if it's important to the story." If she does, she could join the ranks of these 16 stars rounded up by Celebuzz , all of whom have... More »

Facebook Blocks New Yorker's Cartoon Boobs

Site apologizes for mistake, says it's taken steps to correct

(Newser) - Even the New Yorker's getting too raunchy for puritanical Facebook administrators, Gawker has discovered. The Facebook page for the magazine's cartoons was temporarily blocked when the New Yorker posted a drawing of Adam and Eve sitting against an apple tree, with Eve remarking: "Well, it was original.... More »

Full-Frontal Nudity on TV: Up 6,300%

Parents Television Council found 64 instances of full-frontal

(Newser) - TV has gotten a whole lot racier, according to a report by the Parents Television Council . It found that instances of full-frontal nudity jumped 6,300% last year, from just one instance in the 2010-2011 television season to 64 last year. "Full nudity" also ratcheted up 407%, to 76... More »

Bollywood Star Is First Indian Woman in Playboy

Sherlyn Chopra's spread controversial in her home country

(Newser) - The good news: Sherlyn Chopra has made history as the first Indian woman to appear in Playboy. The bad news: Playboy is banned in her country, where many aren't exactly thrilled about her appearance anyway, the New York Daily News reports. "Isn’t it an irony that on... More »

Jenny McCarthy Does 7th Naked Playboy Spread

Goes nude on latest cover

(Newser) - Jenny McCarthy has taken it all off for Playboy once again, appearing naked on the cover of the July/August issue just months before turning 40. "I'm really proud of it," she tells People . "The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They could be out of W... More »

America's Weirdest State Taxes

Maine blueberries, New York bagels make ABC's odd-tax list

(Newser) - Federal taxes may provoke the loudest partisan bickering, but some states impose taxes that could leave you at a loss for words. Fur? Nudity? Bagels? You bet—not to mention blueberries and playing cards. ABC News rounds up a few of the weirdest:
  • Blueberries: Maine, which produces 99% of all
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Arlen Specter's New Book Full of DC Nudity

Likens naked Ted Kennedy to 'walrus'

(Newser) - Admit it—you've always wondered what Ted Kennedy looked like naked. Wonder no longer: In his new book, Life Among Cannibals, former senator Arlen Specter includes more than you ever needed to know about nudity on Capitol Hill. Among the highlights, from the Washington Post :
  • "For years when
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Pagan Prisoners: Let Us Wear Robes or Go 'Skyclad'

British prisoner says hooded robe should be kosher, too

(Newser) - Pagans say they're fed up with prejudicial treatment in British prisons. Two in particular are complaining that prison rules won't let them pray as Pagans traditionally do—either wearing a druidic robe or going "skyclad" (known to the rest of us as naked). Other prisoners can wear... More »

Carey Mulligan Hasn't Seen Herself Naked in 10 Years

'I'm very prudish,' actress explains

(Newser) - Out of a long profile in the Guardian , this tidbit from Carey Mulligan: "I haven't seen myself naked in the mirror for probably a decade. I'm very prudish." It's an especially surprising revelation considering Mulligan just starred in Shame, a film about a sex addict... More »

Chinese Strip to Support Ai Weiwei

Pornography probe provokes dissident artist's supporters

(Newser) - Supporters of outspoken artist Ai Weiwei are using their bodies as well as their cash to defend him against the Chinese government. In response to news that an Ai assistant might face pornography charges over a nude photo he took of Ai with four women last year, scores of supporters—... More »

Egypt Blogger's Nude Pic Sets Off Furious Debate

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy angers conservatives and liberals

(Newser) - The fight for Egypt's future ahead of parliamentary elections is taking familiar form here in the form of protests in Tahrir Square. But a volatile debate also is taking place in unfamiliar territory: over a political blogger's posting of nude photos of herself. As the AP and New ... More »

Daughter to Reveal Naked Videos of Joan Crawford

Christina Crawford's one-woman show will include home movies

(Newser) - Mommie Dearest is about to get her comeuppance once more, in the form of naked home videos. Christina Crawford, who penned the famous exposé on celebrity mother Joan Crawford, is now developing a one-woman show called Surviving Mommie Dearest, in which she will reveal new details about her upbringing. She'... More »

'Naked Rambler' Leaves Jail Naked, Jailed Again

Guy just does not want to put any clothes on

(Newser) - Stephen Gough won't put any clothes on and British authorities say they won't stop locking him up until he does. The 52-year-old former soldier, known as the "naked rambler," has spent most of the last decade in prison in Scotland. Yesterday, he walked (naked) out of... More »

Facebook Boots Nevermind Cover

Apparently naked babies are not OK, even on album art

(Newser) - Nirvana's artistic choices are apparently a little too risque for Facebook: The band's iconic 1991 Nevermind cover has become the latest image banned by the social network, which says the picture of a naked baby boy violates Facebook's terms of use. A photo of the album, soon... More »

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