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Thursday, January 29, 2004

News lady gone wild!

WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio fired Catherine Bosley for her participation in a wet t-shirt contestNakedNews.com has been around for awhile, but not like this. WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio fired their busty news reader for getting naked and then getting outed on the Internet. Catherine Bosley, 28, was canned after she got naked at a wet t-shirt contest in Key West, Florida during vacation and the pictures got noticed on the web back at the home office. Again it's those sneaky digital cameras creepin' around biting people in the ass. Catherine, forget Youngstown who needs them, you can read the news in Johnsville, or maybe even Cleveland.

FoxNews reported on Jan. 23, 2004:
News Anchor Fired for Flashing --

It seems that 10 months or so ago, fair Catherine and her husband departed the bitter climes of winter Youngstown and went to the Florida outpost on vacation. The couple’s mood was celebratory--for two reasons. One, Catherine and her mate were observing the first anniversary of their union. Two, Catherine had just recovered from “a near-fatal lung disease similar to tuberculosis.” Or so sayeth she. And she had also had open-heart surgery.

So the lass went to a bar and made a “spur-of-the-moment, silly irresponsible” decision to enter a wet T-shirt contest. That was bad enough. Worse, the contest degenerated (if, in fact, a wet T-shirt contest is elevated enough in the first place to be susceptible to degeneration) into an informal strip-tease competition. Fair Catherine partook of the challenge. She shook, she shimmied, she strutted. And she disrobed, that the shaking and shimmy and strutting might better reveal the assets beneath her garments...
Update: The photos of Ms. Bosley participating in the Key West wet t-shirt contest that were circulating have mostly been removed. The owner of the photos, Gontran Durocher, aka Lenshead, has requested the Catherine Bosley photos be taken down because they are his, and he does not want anyone showing them since he claims he owns the copyright.

2nd update: Photos of Ms. Bosley participating in the 'Girls Gone Wild' contest were posted at - [AwfulPlasticSurgury.com: Catherine Bosley]

3rd update: Ms. Bosley gives her side of what happened in Key West on her website, TheCatherineBosley.com - Embarrasing Moments:

One night around midnight we walk into a place where they're getting ready to have a wet T-shirt contest. Neither of us had ever even seen one and we were curious. The emcee was trying to recruit young women to take part and he was having a tough time. There weren't many people there. We looked at each other and started laughing, agreeing it would be a crazy and silly thing to do! Then, we decided what the heck, we've been through a lot, you only live once and we're so far from home we could do something wild.

I go backstage with the other girls. We're handed T-shirts and scissors with advice from a bouncer in this "dressing room" on how to cut the shirts. We're also given as much booze as we want. I didn't drink much there because I'd had a little to drink already that night and worried about mixing it with the medication I was still on for my lungs...

The rest of night my husband and I reflected on what happened. We agreed it was crazy and laughed about it. By the next morning-- the feeling turned to regret. So we dealt with it. We figured that was the end of it. Little did I know that night would come back to haunt me dearly nearly a year later...

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