Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Boobs With A Purpose: It's The End Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month And You Can Help!

For over twenty years, October has been designated National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, everywhere you look you see some sort of pink stuff promoting the event. From the little donation pads at the supermarkets to M&M's, it'll kind of drive you crazy. The first program took place in 1985, and today the program has national public service organizations, professional medical associations, government agencies and many others working together to promote awareness and education and to raise money towards research.

All around the country you’ll find charity events, walks, scientific symposiums, etc. all geared toward the cause. Of course, here in Hollywood there will be celebrity-saturated parties, so-called "pink-carpet" events, auctions and more. This new marketing trend is one we're going to be seeing a lot more of in the future. Because for the big $$$ corporations, causes such as this, especially when you combine it with a woman's breasts, make big profits. Now how could you go wrong?

But – ah yes, I’m FINALLY getting to the part about the famous breasts! – one Hollywood website has already made a unique tribute to this important month. The website created a list of 'The 50 Best Breasts In Movie History,' along with links to YouTube so we can all see clips from the famous films that launched a thousand…well, you know. Here's some of my fav's from their list and I added my personal best to the end of the list.

Raquel Welch. She starred in "Mother, Juggs and Speed." Do you have to guess her role? Welch was the 60's era siren who made all the men howl. Even when she starred in a dumb movie (and "One Million Years B.C." and "Fantastic Voyage" weren't exactly "Citizen Kane") the film was always memorable for two reasons. Your hat has to go off to any woman who could emote in a suede bikini or a form fitting suit that was so tight we could see what she ate for lunch.

Chesty Morgan. All the photos we could find of Chesty Morgan (yes, she did go by that name) were just not CBS 2/KCAL 9 appropriate. So all we can say is go do a web search for her. Trust us. You gotta see her to believe her. And even then, you might not believe her.

Brigitte Bardot. This famed French actress is a former fashion model, singer, animal rights activist, and arguably, the embodiment of the 1950s/1960s sex kitten. Meow! Now I've never seen her in a movie but from the looks of her, she probably was the Farrah Fawcett of her time. I guess there's on for every generation.

Jessica Rabbit. We were unable to find a suitable picture of Jessica Rabbit, from the famed disney film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," so we opted for the next best thing. Take all the woman in this list and combine them in a cartoon character. Arghh. Just look at the...ears on that one.

Scarlett Johansson. Over the last 5 years, Scarlett’s bombshell body has become the new Hollywood ideal. After seeing her in "Lost In Translation," she was just a figure that a lot of people could get behind. Or was that a behind to get...aww forget it.

Farrah Fawcett. Now what teenager in his right mind didn't have this poster glued to their walls? And some of are still wondering what the glue was we really used! I think mist guys watched "Charlie's Angel's" for a boob shot from this hottie. It definitely wasn't for the intense dramatic storyline!

Meg Ryan. Who could forget her? All American Girl? Any movie she's ever been in she made a hit. "When Harry Met Sally", "Sleepless in Seattle"...the list goes on. She is the best description of "cutie" ever put out there. She made the frumpy look even sexy. But why in God's name did she marry that Quaid dude?

Emily Proctor. Most girls from the south are cute no matter what they look like. From her "debut" in the made-for-video movie "Breast Men" to her roles in "West Wing" and "CSI:Miami", Emily's the true essence of Southern Charm. And if you're ever seen that first film, I say she was blesssed as well as charmed.

It's now the end of October and the M&M Promotion will end soon. There are many women out there who have Breast Cancer. Let's do all we can to support the fight to end this disease. Special bags of M&M's will be on sale thru November, 2004. (The bags are clearly marked). For each 8-ounce bag of the special candies sold, the makers of M&M's will donate 50 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The next time you want a treat, (and I gave you one here) please pick up a bag now sold in stores nationwide. You will be donating to a great cause and satisfying your sweet tooth. The life you save one day may be your own.