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February 21, Hungary: Ethnic Sokac women walk in traditional costumes during the Busho festival. [AP]

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February 21, Hungary: Ethnic Sokac women walk in traditional costumes during the Busho festival. [AP]

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Scandalous!
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One of the oldest pieces of British porn has been discovered in mud near the Putney Bridge in London. The artifact from the first  century A.D. looks like it might feature two blobs wrestling, but it’s  actually a kind of token used in brothels across the Roman Empire, which  one could turn in for a particular sex act. It’s been handed over to  the Museum of London, where it will provide cheap thrills to kids on  field trips.

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Scandalous!

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One of the oldest pieces of British porn has been discovered in mud near the Putney Bridge in London. The artifact from the first century A.D. looks like it might feature two blobs wrestling, but it’s actually a kind of token used in brothels across the Roman Empire, which one could turn in for a particular sex act. It’s been handed over to the Museum of London, where it will provide cheap thrills to kids on field trips.

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From American Antiquarian’s newest exhibit: “Beauty, Virtue & Vice: Images of Women in Nineteenth-Century Prints”, a map of a lady’s heart.
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From American Antiquarian’s newest exhibit: “Beauty, Virtue & Vice: Images of Women in Nineteenth-Century Prints”, a map of a lady’s heart.

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Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell’s forthcoming Great Expectations.
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Mike Newell - who directed Enchanted April, Four Weddings and A Funeral and Donnie Brasco, among others — is currently working on a version of Great Expectations, with Helena Bonham Carter playing Miss Havisham. Mighty fine casting. Deadline reports:

[HBC]  is playing Miss Havisham at the same age she is in Dickens novel —  previous incarnations by Charlotte Rampling, Anne Bancroft and, most  memorably, Martita Hunt in David Lean’s version played her much older.

You  know, back in the day, “spinster” was any unmarried lady over 25. But  apparently Dickens wrote the character as a woman in her mid-fifties.  (HBC is 45.) In any case! Miss Havisham is one of the most iconic  characters ever created, and if any actress can channel the weird,  wicked, heartbroken, bitter, broken-inside lady jilted at the altar,  it’s HBC the HBiC.
First Look: Helena Bonham Carter As Miss Havisham In ‘Great Expectations’ [Deadline London]

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Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell’s forthcoming Great Expectations.

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Here's Helena Bonham Carter As The Creeptastic Character She Was Born To Play: Miss HavishamMike Newell - who directed Enchanted April, Four Weddings and A Funeral and Donnie Brasco, among others — is currently working on a version of Great Expectations, with Helena Bonham Carter playing Miss Havisham. Mighty fine casting. Deadline reports:

[HBC] is playing Miss Havisham at the same age she is in Dickens novel — previous incarnations by Charlotte Rampling, Anne Bancroft and, most memorably, Martita Hunt in David Lean’s version played her much older.

You know, back in the day, “spinster” was any unmarried lady over 25. But apparently Dickens wrote the character as a woman in her mid-fifties. (HBC is 45.) In any case! Miss Havisham is one of the most iconic characters ever created, and if any actress can channel the weird, wicked, heartbroken, bitter, broken-inside lady jilted at the altar, it’s HBC the HBiC.

First Look: Helena Bonham Carter As Miss Havisham In ‘Great Expectations’ [Deadline London]

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I want every single pair of glasses in this video.

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I truly cannot wait to see My Week With Marilyn.

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When I first saw this photo, it took my breath away…
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This weekend the Lovers of Valdaro, two skeletons found wrapped in an embrace, were displayed for the first time at Mantua’s Archaeological Museum. The bones date  back to the Neolithic era and were found face to face with their arms  and legs entwined in 2007. There’s no sign that the man and woman, who  were around 18 to 20 years old, died a violent death. Some believe they  died holding each other on a freezing night, though it’s more likely  that they were just buried in that position. Fans of the Lovers in  Mantua are campaigning to give them a permanent spot in the museum, now  that they’ve been moved from the grave they shared for 6,000 years.

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When I first saw this photo, it took my breath away…

From Jezebel:

This weekend the Lovers of Valdaro, two skeletons found wrapped in an embrace, were displayed for the first time at Mantua’s Archaeological Museum. The bones date back to the Neolithic era and were found face to face with their arms and legs entwined in 2007. There’s no sign that the man and woman, who were around 18 to 20 years old, died a violent death. Some believe they died holding each other on a freezing night, though it’s more likely that they were just buried in that position. Fans of the Lovers in Mantua are campaigning to give them a permanent spot in the museum, now that they’ve been moved from the grave they shared for 6,000 years.

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Gorgeous! What a dreamy Snow White she’ll make!
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Dodai Stewart —The new Snow White movie is sure to be a visual feast, since it’s directed  by Tarsem Singh, responsible for vivid and surreal films like The Fall and The Cell.  Lilly Collins (daughter of Phil), who plays the fairest of them all,  exclaims,”I keep saying to everyone I feel like I’m walking into a snow  globe, a fairy tale, every single day… It’s so epic. I was part of a  costume ball today, so you can only imagine the outfits.” (This project  is not to be confused with the other Snow White film starring Kristen Stewart. That should be… interesting.)
The king, Snow White’s father, will be played by Sean Bean, aka Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones. The Social Network's Armie Hammer plays the prince; Julia Roberts plays the evil queen. Collins tells Entertainment Weekly that the fairytale will stay true to its fantastical roots, but has  been updated slightly: “[Snow White is] very much that fairy tale  princess we’ve all read about in books. [But] she’s been modernized in a  way that she becomes a fighter in the end.” No word on what the dwarves  will be all about.
First Look: Lily Collins as the fairy-tale princess in ‘Snow White’ — EXCLUSIVE [EW]

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Gorgeous! What a dreamy Snow White she’ll make!

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Dodai StewartYour First Look At Lily Collins As Snow WhiteThe new Snow White movie is sure to be a visual feast, since it’s directed by Tarsem Singh, responsible for vivid and surreal films like The Fall and The Cell. Lilly Collins (daughter of Phil), who plays the fairest of them all, exclaims,”I keep saying to everyone I feel like I’m walking into a snow globe, a fairy tale, every single day… It’s so epic. I was part of a costume ball today, so you can only imagine the outfits.” (This project is not to be confused with the other Snow White film starring Kristen Stewart. That should be… interesting.)

The king, Snow White’s father, will be played by Sean Bean, aka Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones. The Social Network's Armie Hammer plays the prince; Julia Roberts plays the evil queen. Collins tells Entertainment Weekly that the fairytale will stay true to its fantastical roots, but has been updated slightly: “[Snow White is] very much that fairy tale princess we’ve all read about in books. [But] she’s been modernized in a way that she becomes a fighter in the end.” No word on what the dwarves will be all about.

First Look: Lily Collins as the fairy-tale princess in ‘Snow White’ — EXCLUSIVE [EW]

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Oh mon Dieu, Dior! I love this headpiece!
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Paris, July 4: A model wears a creation by Christian Dior for the  Fall-Winter 2011-2012 Haute Couture fashion collection. (AP  Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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Oh mon Dieu, Dior! I love this headpiece!

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Paris, July 4: A model wears a creation by Christian Dior for the Fall-Winter 2011-2012 Haute Couture fashion collection. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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Blake Lively rocks a gorgeous laser-cut suede dress on the red carpet.  Suede + purple = love?  Who knew??
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Blake Lively rocks a gorgeous laser-cut suede dress on the red carpet.  Suede + purple = love?  Who knew??

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