South Korea Parliament Turns Into WWF Match

Shattered glass, broken furniture, biting, shoving, beating, jumping and throwing blunt objects — just another day in Parliament in South Korea. Yesterday, a female lawmaker was rushed to the hospital with injuries after an ordinary session turned into an episode of “UFC Ultimate Fighting.” The rampage began when members of the majority party, the Grand National Party, tried to enter the building to vote on a bill loosening restrictions on media ownership of TV networks. Men and women from the opposing parties began stacking up furniture to block the ruling members from entering the National Assembly. When that didn’t work, they took to clawing each other’s eyes out. Peeps who opposed the bill attacked anyone trying to approach the podium by throwing heavy objects and even body-slamming them.
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Miss Plastic Hungary Pageant Seeks “Body Work” Contestants

“Ever had plastic surgery to become beautiful? Are you proud of your body? Would you like to put yourself to the test?” These are all questions most beauty queens would be too embarrassed to answer, but one Hungarian company isn’t afraid to ask. The website MissPlasticHungary.hu is seeking contestants for what it says is the first ever beauty pageant for women who have had cosmetic surgery. Pageant organizers are trying to fight the stigma associated with beauty operations in Hungary. The contest is open to women between the ages of 18 and 30 and to women older than 30 in the “dame” category, all of whom must have had a surgical procedure performed under local or general anesthesia; a simple Botox injection won’t suffice, and neither will extremely large breasts (remember they’re trying to fight the stigma?). So far, 100 entrants have already signed up for the pageant that is supposed to occur on October 9. Maybe Carrie Prejean has a pageant comeback in her future? [Reuters] Keep reading »

DIY: Super Easy Circle Bracelets

Someone gave me this rather cute bracelet that I’ve been wearing obsessively since last year. It’s simple enough–A silver circle on the middle of a black string–but I’m kind of loving it. Because it’s so small though, I’ve decided that one is simply not enough but don’t really feel like shelling about $200 for two more. So let’s make our own for under $10, m’kay? Keep reading »

M.I.A.’s Kid Already A Trendsetter

M.I.A.’s crazy black and white polka-dotted House of Holland dress, which perfectly highlighted her very pregnant belly, was THE talk of the Grammys this year. Apparently, the singer loved it so much that she asked the designer, Henry Holland, to create a similar look for her kid, Ikhyd. Too cute. We hope he grows up to sport crazy stuff like his mom, ensuring us plenty of fashion fodder in the years to come. [Grazia] Keep reading »

My New Favorite Show: “Make It Or Break It”

Why is no one obsessing about the new gymnastics show “Make It Or Break It”? It’s on ABC Family and is technically for teens, but even though there’s a cheesy family moment at the end of every episode, this show is totally awesome! ABC Family has generally oscillated between amazing shows (see: “Greek”) and craptastic ones (see: “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”), and for the summer of 2009, “Make It Or Break It” is the stupendous to the hard-core sucking of “10 Things I Hate About You.” In just five episodes, a lot has happened. But no worries. Let me fill you in on why you should be clearing your schedule on Mondays at 9 p.m. Or at least making space on your DVR. Keep reading »

Trendsday: Why Is Ayn Rand Suddenly Everywhere?

Love her or hate her, you can’t deny the controversial impact of Ayn Rand. Just mentioning her name can illicit unpredictable and impassioned responses. When I first read and fell in love with The Fountainhead in college, I didn’t realize that becoming a Rand fan meant I was automatically an Objectivist and a heartless, self-serving Capitalist. While I do feel her philosophy lacks compassion and by no means consider myself an Objectivist, it’s still one of my all-time favorite books because of the complexity and intensity of the characters and plot.

Seems like I’m not the only one loving on Ayn. After the jump, the latest sign of Ayn Rand fever. Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Where The Wild Things Are

We’re excited about the scary sweet monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, and surprisingly also inspired by their bold style. Sport a stripey sweater or golden crown, stare down the competition and consider yourself ready for the fall. We weren’t the only ones inspired though, check out these pics from a recent British Vogue fashion story if you haven’t had enough. And click after the jump to find out where to find these wild inspirational pieces…

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10 Reasons Why We Are So Ready For Alicia Silverstone’s Comeback

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen “Clueless.” I always adored Cher Horowitz’s valley girl awesomeness. And don’t even get me started on her computerized revolving closet. Obviously, I was elated to hear that Alicia Silverstone is back, at least on Broadway. The ’90s It girl is leaving her pink boa and Beverly Hills behind and hitting the stage in New York City, to play an editor’s girlfriend in the play “Time Stands Still.” I am so hoping that this is the beginning of her comeback. Let me count the reasons why. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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Hi, readers! We’ve been having some server issues today, but we’re working them out. You might have missed a few of the posts we’ve put up as a result, so here’s your recommended reading list:

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“Alice In Wonderland” Looks Like The Best Movie Ever

The trailer for Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” has finally come down the rabbit hole and it looks a-maaaazing. Johnny Depp, in particular, looks deliciously wicked, definitely channeling the same dark kookiness of his version of Willy Wonka. Only this time, we hope his brilliance is fully appreciated. With Wonka, he could not escape comparisons to Gene Wilder, but his Mad Hatter can only be held up against a cartoon — we’re sure he’ll hold his own. Keep reading »

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