Helen Mirren Is Retiring Her 'Pleasure Pillows' From On-Screen Nudity

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In an interview with Alan Cumming, Helen Mirren announced that she would retire her revered breasts from appearing nude onscreen. “That’s the good thing about getting older,” she told Cumming. “You don’t have to do that sort of thing anymore. My pleasure pillows are purely for my husband now.” Mirren added that she was never that enthusiastic about nude scenes to begin with, but “It was not the sort of thing to get your knickers in a twist about.”

Cumming also asked her about the famous Saturday Night Live sketch “Helen Mirren’s Magical Bosom” where the cast had the opportunity to worship her famously perfect pleasure pillows. Mirren said she loved the sketch, calling it “incredibly flattering.”

The whole interview is really quite charming and there’s an array of British euphemisms for breasts. [USA Today]


Speaking of charming British people, here’s Tom Hiddleston charming Robert DeNiro with a pretty good impression of him and Al Pacino:

And in more entertainment news regarding British people—real or fake—Universal announced that Bridget Jones’s Baby has begun filming. Here’s the first picture of Renee Zellweger in the role. [People]

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  • Willow Smith signed a modeling contract. [Yahoo]
  • Really have to appreciate Charlotte Church’s effort to explain the Syrian civil war. [Us Weekly]
  • Nicholas Brendon has been arrested again for choking his girlfriend. [NYDN]
  • Scott Disick is hanging out with a model who just graduated from high school. [TMZ]
  • Real Housewife Jill Zarin was knocked unconscious in a car accident. She’s fine and will be walking the red carpet at the premiere of her SyFy movie, Night of the Wild. The movie is produced by the same people who kindly brought us Sharknado and there’s a red carpet. [Page Six]

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Um, Charlotte Church’s comments aren’t incorrect: drought and climate change played a HUGE role in sparking the Syrian civil war. The arrest of the schoolchildren broke the camel’s back but the unrest didn’t start overnight. Thousands of people lost their farms and livelihoods and had nowhere to go and no help from the regime. Drought wasn’t the only factor, but it was a major one. Sad that a minor celebrity is being mocked for knowing and saying something a more informed public would readily understand.