Matt Stone and Trey Parker's crude cartoon South Park has been coining memorably inappropriate phrases since before my parents would even let me watch the show. Though all the characters have some good quotes, a lot of the lines we're still muttering belong to the forever foul-mouthed Cartman — and one inarticulate guidance counselor. Here are our favorite (clean) lines, let us know what yours are below!
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Gisele Bundchen was spotted in her native Brazil sporting a slightly bigger stomach than usual. The photos follow rumors that Bundchen is pregnant with her second child, though she hasn't spoken publicly about whether or not the rumors are true. [PopSugar]
Hermès helped French police bring an end to an international ring of counterfeiters. A dozen people were arrested in the bust, and two Hermès employees have been fired in connection with the ring, but the company believes that more of its staff may have been involved with the counterfeits. [WWD]
Jil Sander says she's "working less on decoration, more on form — pattern-making and materials, with a lot of dresses in the collection — in a good modern way" for her return to the namesake label she founded in 1968. [The New York Times]
Just what does it take to be Karl Lagerfeld's creative muse? Alan Grieve — father of Lagerfeld's current muse, Amanda Harlech — describes his daughter's life like this: "She works all day, eats dinner at 3 a.m., when I'm sure she'd like to be in bed, and in between, there are emails and texts and phone calls because he never stops." [The Daily Telegraph]
Emma Stone covers the July issue of Vogue. "This is what fashion does for people," Stone, who was photographed wearing Dries Van Noten and Nina Ricci, told the magazine. "It makes them feel like it's an extension of themselves." [FabSugar]
Queen Elizabeth II will name Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or OBE, later this year. Emma Hill, creative director of Mulberry, will be made a Commander of the British Empire, or CBE. [WWD]
Florence Huntington-Whiteley, sister to model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, has made her own modeling debut for British line Jack Wills. [The Daily Telegraph]
Schiaparelli has a new CEO in former L'Oréal executive Camilla Schiavone. The long-dormant brand's owner, Diego Della Valle of the Tod's group, plans to relaunch Schiaparelli in February 2013. [Material World]
Marc Jacobs partnered with the creators of South Park to bring a doll in his own likeness to stores. Muscle Man Marc, a shirtless cloth version of Jacobs that features his tattoos, first appeared on the cartoon as a toy that belonged to the character Cartman. [Refinery29]
South Park takes on Jersey Shore and Housewives — Huffington Post
Evidence that Christine O'Donnell is turning into Sarah Palin — Jezebel
Katy Perry to walk in Victoria Secret's fashion show — USA Today
India's richest man building $1 billion home — Telegraph
Miner greeted by his mistress as wife boycotts rescue — New York Daily News
More information on the HIV porn scare — Daily Beast
Christina Aguilera files for divorce — TMZ
Last night's episode of South Park was all about Facebook. Titled "You Have 0 Friends," the episode kicks off with the guys bragging about how many Facebook friends they each have, and surprising Stan with his own page. Unfortunately for them, Stan wants nothing to do with the phenomenon in fear of getting "sucked in" (I can totally relate, pal). Meanwhile, Cartman, Kyle, and Kenny talk about how cool social network is with all of its games and features. It got me wondering if you've ever bragged about how many online friends you have? If not, here's your chance! Check out a clip from last night's South Park below and then tell me — how many Facebook friends do you have?
While it's never won awards for being kinder and gentler entertainment (though it does have two Emmys) now South Park is on the run in Russia. Prosecutors are looking to ban the "extremist" cartoon after viewer complaints. Filing suit against the network showing the cartoon, the spokesman says, "South Park is just one of many cartoons that need to be banned from open broadcast . . . as it insults the feelings of religious believers and incites religious and national hatred."
The episode in question? The 1999 episode called "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" that shows the cast singing Christmas Carols. The spokesman goes on to say, "It's one thing if they are on cable TV and viewers pay money and make a conscious choice. But young children should not be able to turn on the TV after school and watch this. They need to be defended."
In 2006, Russia passed a law extending the definition of extremism to include "the abasement of national dignity" and "inciting religious and national hatred." Does South Park do this — or is it all in good fun?
Many people know Hayes as the deep-voiced singer who brought the theme song to Shaft into the world. In 1972, he won the Oscar for that song, becoming the first African-American to win an Oscar in a non-acting category. Hayes went on to pick up three Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
For people of a younger generation, however, Hayes will be remembered as the voice of Chef on South Park. To enjoy a video set to Chef's "Chocolate Salty Balls" in Hayes's honor, just read more
I thought I missed Canada Day yesterday, but I didn't (lingering effects from chugging Robitussin Robotripping, I suppose). Well, here's my salute to the country that brought you Kids in the Hall, Ryan Gosling (yummers!), and Celine Dion. Happy Canada Day!