Olivia Palermo is definitely famous, but the rest of the details are unclear. The “socialite” doesn’t really seem to be famous for any particular reason aside from being immaculately-dressed and beautiful and having
played been that bitchy girl on that one reality TV show that one time. Also, she’s photographed on vacation, like, constantly, alongside her gorgeous, equally funemployed “model” boyfriend, Johannes Huebl. One such adorable vacation for this adorable couple was to pay a visit to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya, where Olivia has been named the Maasai Project Ambassador. The Maasai Project employs more than 1,600 Maasai women to hand-embroider accessories in order to earn a stable source of income, which is obviously an awesome idea, but couldn’t they have chosen someone better, a celebrity with a little more soul than Olivia “Greenwich, Connecticut, Mascot” Palermo? I’m not saying she’s a bad person or anything, I don’t know her personally, but the ensuing lookbook showing Palermo standing alongside the Maasai tribe is all sorts of cringe-worthy. Socialites, man! [Maasai.Pikolinos.com]
The Photoshopped wedding picture trend is showing no signs of slowing, and I, for one, am pretty happy about that. After seeing a wedding party being chased by a fearsome T-Rex and an engaged couple doing battle with a rogue zombie, it was only a matter of time before “Star Wars” entered the mix. Here we have newlyweds Mindy and John (along with their maid of honor and best man) facing down a group of AT-ATs making their way across Lake Michigan, courtesy of ridiculously talented photo editor Steven Kowalski. As I’ve always suspected, a lightsaber is the perfect wedding day accessory. [When Geeks Wed via Neatorama]
We think Israeli TV presenter/socialite/actress Hofit Golan is wearing Dolce & Gabbana here, but our suspicions have yet to be confirmed. Golan wore this get-up to the UK premiere of new movie “The Frozen Ground,” and looks thrilled to be there. Maybe that’s because she’s been called “Israel’s answer to Paris Hilton or the Geldof Girls.” Which is to say she loves attention. Fair enough, but do you love this ensemble? I feel like you should either do lace or flowers, but not lace and flowers. It feels a bit too Grandma’s English Rose Garden for me. But what do you think?
Saying Dita Von Teese looks flawless is about as surprising as saying Connie Britton is having a good hair day or Justin Bieber looks like he is in dire need of a diaper change, but whatever, just LOOK AT HER. I especially love the color palette and print on this dress, as well as the curve-hugging shape (natch) and dainty red straps. Like I said, flawless. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
These brave Canadian beekeepers (awesome band name alert!) are competing in the annual Clovermead Bee Beard Competition, which is, well, exactly what it sounds like. How do they create their buzzing beards? The process is fairly simple, if not terrifying: they place a queen bee in a cage around their necks(!), and wait for their worker bees, who recognize the queen’s scent, to cluster around their master. Beards are judged on size, aesthetics, and the amount of swagger the contestant brings to the runway portion of the contest. Last year’s winning beard weighed in at 3.8 pounds, which translates to more than 15,000 bees. If you need me, I’ll be in the corner breathing into a paper bag. [BBC]
Parker Posey: She is a wondrous real-life example of “bitch-don’t-give-a-fuck” writ large. She’s the personality behind the descriptive term I’ve coined, “Parker Posey crazy,” which denotes a woman or man who might scathingly bitch you out and then pee in your wineglass or something. And she’s the owner of a small, poodle-ish dog, that perfectly complements her BDGAF attitude. I can’t decide what my favorite part of this ensemble is. Is it the harem pants? The clogs? the tiny cross-body bag that’s placed just-so to look like a weird lady codpiece? All I know is that I’m sure she’d be super fucking fun to get drunk and possibly commit a crime with. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Tell me, HOW is it that I did not know until very recently (like, in the past 20 minutes) that Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, two of my favorite people in the entire world (okay, fine, in all of Hollywood, I’ve got a family and stuff), were starring in a movie together? And not only that, but a movie that is filming in New York City, where I also live, which means that Melissa and Bill and I are ALL BREATHING THE SAME HUNDRED-DEGREE, POOR QUALITY AIR RIGHT NOW. Here’s a photo from the set of “St. Vincent de van Nuys,” with a grizzled, bloody-faced Bill (in socks and sandals) leaning into the window of a car being operated by Melissa (I swear that’s her in there, right behind the wheel). Forget the (also Manhattan-based) set of “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” or the late “Gossip Girl” (been there, done that, glimpsed Blair Waldorf from afar) — this is one filming session I’d like to crash. Will crash, maybe. [Photo: FameFlynet]
As made clear by this photo of Blue Ivy and Beyoncé at the beach, Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s first crack at procreation turned out really adorable. Now 18 months old, Blue Ivy has been making more and more appearances, the best of which are showing up on Beyoncé’s official Tumblr. In a recent interview on Hot 97, DJ Angie Martinez asked Jay-Z if he would like to have more kids. His response? “Absolutely, God willing.” Jay-Z also recently founded a new sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, and he went on to joke that he wants to make his own “little basketball team” with Queen Bey. Sounds awesome, as long as he turns out to be a better parent-turned-agent than Kris Jenner. [Us Weekly]
Rihanna certainly isn’t the first celebrity to sport dyed grey hair — Kelly Osbourne‘s got her beat on that one by a long shot — but she is the latest, and inarguably the most high-profile. RiRi’s past beauty ventures, from gravity-defying mohawks and shaved sides with long, side-swept bangs to her signature bold red lip color, have inspired countless copycats, so who’s to say her new “ice grey” shade, which she wasted no time in flaunting on Instagram, won’t take off just the same? I love a well-executed unnatural hair color, and I think Rihanna’s totally pulling this one off … but doesn’t she somehow pull everything off?
I mean, a piglet. Eating ice cream. You can’t get mad at that. Peep another cute piglet photo after the jump. [Metro] Keep reading »