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Winner and loser of the week in pop culture: We love the '90s edition





Pamela Anderson. At age 48, the Baywatch babe remains the most desirable woman in all the land, according to Hugh Hefner at least. The Hef chose the bombshell as the cover girl for the final nude issue of Playboy. Quite the honor. What makes this an adorable, hilarious and winning item: Anderson asked her teenage sons for permission before accepting the gig. “He was so excited,” she said of son Brandon, 19. “He may have high-fived me!” Brandon and his brother Dylan, 17, used to be rather embarrassed that their mother was so, um, loveable. “They were teased, and made fun of, and had a few fist fights over their mom,” Anderson told Entertainment Tonight. But when she got the call, “I couldn’t help myself,” she said.


Sinead O’Conner. Not to kick her when she’s down or anything, but the Irish singer is dubbed this week’s loser because she spent days on end publicly berating her family on Facebook. O’Conner, 48, posted a profanity-laden suicide note on her verified account on Sunday. In it she said she had “taken an overdose” thanks to her family and friends, whom she called “child stealing murderers.” Police found her “safe and sound,” and the next day she was back to filling her wall with desperate vitriol. On Tuesday, Facebook took down the singer's page after she left another suicide threat — in a hashtag: “#iWantMyRightToDieAndIWillClaimIt.”

[Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2015 7:02pm]


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