A British woman who has been unemployed for two years said her "good looks" are to blame for her lack of employment. Laura Fernee, said she worked at a medical research lab until 2011 when she quit because comments about her attractive appearance became too much for her to handle. She told reporters, "I'm not lazy and I'm no bimbo. The truth is my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I've made the decision that employment just isn't for me at the moment. It's not my fault...I can't help the way I look." She added, "In the end, as much as I loved my work, going in to work became very, very difficult because of the psychological impact on me... I know people will judge me for choosing not to work but they are underestimating just what a curse good looks can be in the workplace. Everyone thinks it must be great to be attractive but there are serious downsides." (DailyMail.co.uk)
FERGIE GETS A LOT OF SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY:
The Black Eyed Peas' Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel, are expecting their first child. Recently Fergie's band mate Apl.De.Ap shared how excited and happy he is for Fergie. He told E! News at the Time for Hope Gala in Beverly Hills, "It's mama time, it's Ferg time right now. It's about the baby and her and Josh and the family now."
The group has been on hiatus while Fergie prepares for her child. Fellow group member Will.I.Am took the time to release a solo album. While the break may be affecting, the other band mates revenue stream, Apl.De.Ap said, "We don't want to put any stress. I love you Ferg. I love you."
CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S NEW BODY CONTINUES TO WOW FANS!
Pop star Christina Aguilera was a big hit at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards but it wasn't just for her duet with Pitbull. It was actually Aguilera's slender physique in a simple black dress. This wasn't the first time that Aguilera has showed off her new look as she tweeted a photo in a black bra and matching pencil skirt last week.
A source close to Aguilera told E! News that the singer has taken a healthy approach to achieving her new physique. She explained, "She's making herself a priority, trying new exercises and trying things she loves and enjoys rather than stuff to just 'lose weight.' This is really from the inside out." Aguilera will be back on The Voice this fall to resume her coaching duties.
blink-182 and FALL OUT BOY SET FOR RIOT FEST!
Both Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy have signed on to appear at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago. The event is set to take place at the city's Humboldt Park and will run from September 13th through the 15th.
This year, the fest has enlisted a host of top rock and punk acts including Rancid, Motörhead, Dinosaur Jr., Blondie, Yellowcard, Gwar, Say Anything, Maps and Atlases, the Devil Wears Prada, Atmosphere, Pierce the Veil, Guided by Voices, All Time Low, Bob Mould, Sublime with Rome, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Taking Back Sunday and Brand New.
Tickets for Riot Fest are available through the event's official website. Three-day passes are currently listed for $99, and single day passes are also available.