Babes of Burlesque: 31

KITTY BANG BANG

From her website: “Kitty Bang Bang is the whiskey-soaked, fire-breathin’, chopper ridin’ Princess of British Burlesque. A cabaret chameleon, she manages to encompass both traditional 50s glamour puss and the electric energy of rock n roll.” Among her claims to fame: She appeared in the first Bollywood film ever to showcase burlesque. She’s based in London and directs all of the entertainment at the Circus club.

Her Geisha Fire show.

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In 2011, she traveled to Las Vegas for the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Movers, Shakers and Innovators Showcase at the Orleans Casino.

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Her website: http://www.kittybangbang.com/

Dotcom: Hounded by Hollywood

Discussing his fight against extradition to the United States, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom paints himself as a marytr, fed to the wolves by President Barack Obama as a sop to his Hollywood supporters after the administration failed to enact SOPA or the Stop Online Privacy Act. Dotcom also warns that the future of Internet freedoms are at stake as the US government and others around the world try to clamp down on the medium or use it as a tool for surveillance. More from RT America.

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New Orleans…Or Busted

This just in…Football fans across America are getting ready for this weekend’s Superbowl in New Orleans. Jodi Miller reports, “When reached for comment, former Mayor Ray Nagin said — You’ll have so much fun, you may get indicted.” Jodi also gives us the low-down on sugar daddies, Chris Matthews and hidden messages in the Transformers movies in this edition of NewsBusted.

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North Korea’s Hunger Games

We hear a lot about North Korean rocket launches and nuclear threats. But what about the living conditions of the North Korean people? Now, rumors of cannibalism are emerging, tales of families so starved they’ve been forced to eat their children. The secretive country is neither confirming nor denying the reports, but some sources say a famine has claimed up to 10,000 lives. H/T Next Media Animation

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Canimals

Who says kids should have all the fun?

Canimals is a South Korean cartoon for youngsters featuring cute animal figurines that stroll around on cans. The show is not only popular across Asia, but now airs in the United Kingdom, Spain and elsewhere around the world.

To introduce the Voozclub studio’s series, here’s an episode called Rocket. The owl Pow takes away a ball from the dog Ato and rabbit Toki, until they figure out how to propel themselves to rescue their play toy.

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The Superbowl Ad Wars Begin

Sometimes, the Superbowl ads provoke more lively debate than the game itself. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the first 2013 Superbowl commercials to be unveiled — a humorous spot for Toyota starring Kaley Cuoco from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She’s doing a little channeling of Samantha from Bewitched.

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Babes of Burlesque: 30

KITTIE KLAW

Eccentric, lauded for her playful satire, vitality and historical chic, Kittie Klaw is a dainty figure of derring-do, who provokes the raising of eyebrows by advocating controversy as a driving force behind social evolution. A founder of the Ministry of Burlesque, she promotes the beauty of individuality, the importance of perspective and the power of absurdity in self-expression.

She’s a key figure in the resurgence of British burlesque, a psychologist-turned-entertainer, hailed by Italy’s La Repubblica Delle Donne as a “visionary. Her shows are an elegant masquerade of the past and an homage to taste and irony.”

Kittie Klaw in Brittania.

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Agent Klaw is awaiting a secret rendezvous but — alas! — her cover has been blown and she must discard her disguise as inconspicuously as possible.

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Her website: http://www.kittie.me.uk/