A very preggers Heidi Klum strutted her way to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Get Schooled” Conference in some hot platform pumps. We’d call them “do me” pumps, but clearly, she already got did. [Los Angeles, 9/8/09] Keep reading »
All video evidence of it seems to have been removed, but if you saw it you will never forget it. Tyra let a doctor feel her up and give her a sonogram, all to refute the rumor absolutely consuming the nation that her breasts are fake. And the verdict was … they’re real!! We care because? Thanks for wasting an hour of my time.
Just like two heads are better than one, two rings are too. Which is why we’re loving these “stirrup rings” by Ha-Yeon Lee. They feature two gold vermeil circles attached by a delicate silver chain. Wear one on your ring finger, and one on your index, letting the strand drape over your hand. Or, wear both on the same finger to create a hanging loop. Perfect for the equestrian set, or those who like to keep it together. [$153.44, Kabiri]
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There’s an uproar in New Zealand over some bathrooms being built on the waterfront in the capital of Wellington. The unisex bathrooms are meant to resemble crayfish, but some are saying they look more like fallopian tubes or Madonna’s famous cone-shaped bustier (which was recently immortalized in necklace form). The design was the winning entry from a competition between 30 young designers from an architecture school, and it will cost about $278,000 to build. What do you think the bathrooms resemble? We’re not sure they remind us of Madonna’s bustier, but they certainly are bizarre-looking. [The Dominion Post, Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »
You might want to start saving those stray hairs that end up in your hairbrush or shower drain, because they may be worth something. If fact, your mane could potentially power the electricity for your home. The discovery comes from a Nepalese student who has invented a new way to make solar panels—using human hair instead of silicon as a conductor. As hair is an adequate conductor of electricity, it would significantly lower the price of solar panel production, and make construction of the devices accessible to everyone (well, except for bald people). So far, the experiment has succeeded in re-charging cell phones and batteries.
Would you be able to wrap your mind around using a blow-dryer or curling iron that was powered by exactly the thing it’s used for? Crazy! [InventorSpot]
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“Precious,” adapted from the novel Push by Sapphire, is a gritty indie film directed by Lee Daniels about an obese and illiterate teen who is pregnant for a second time by her own father. Set in Harlem in 1987, the story follows Precious as she struggles with her insecurities and disastrous home life while using what resources she has to improve her life. Although, “Precious” has an impressive cast, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Patton, and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe in the starring role, Mariah and Mo’Nique’s performances are already generating Oscar buzz. Mariah strips off the makeup and glitz from her normal life and steps into the role of a social worker. Mo’Nique is terrifying as she plays Mary, Precious’ mother, who is both physically and verbally abusive and delusional. Mary has the power to crush all of Precious’ hopes. Gabby also gives a great performance in her acting debut for someone who auditioned on a whim. If the book is any indication, “Precious” won’t wallow in the bleak details of the main character’s life. Instead it captures an energy that is pushed along by anger and hope. If you need more encouragement to see this film when it opens Nov. 6, consider that it won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including the coveted Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, and received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Keep reading »
Naomi Campbell isn’t the only supermodel with a temper! At last night’s GQ Men Of The Year Awards, Kate Moss stormed off in a huff (and a litany of curse words) after the host, James Nesbitt, made a joke about her being naked on the cover of the magazine. Why so moody, Kate? We’ve all seen your nipples 10,000 times before! [DListed
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Gone are the days of Marilyn Manson‘s goth-rock and black lacquered nails (we would hope). But apparently nail polish for dudes is experiencing a European revival in a much more colorful way. Makeup line Uslu Airlines has come out with a manicure product branded for men in participation with Berlin DJs and urban culture figures. The colors gracing the men’s hands are baby blue, metallic purple, and silver. Keep reading »
It’s not even technically hump day since it’s a four-day week, so why are you even pretending you’re tired? To be fair, you blew too many brain cells on Labor Day weekend, and heaven knows you blew too many dollars. So save yourself from losing more of either by getting all your tabloid goo in one go, cause we’ve picked the most important cover stories from all the grainiest of tabloids. Enjoy! Keep reading »