No he doesn't have an invitation to Katy and Russell's wedding, but this is his house! (ThinkStock Photos)
Memo to wedding planners: holding a reception on a tiger sanctuary may not be the best idea. Newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand had a close call during their garish Indian wedding on Saturday, when a man-eating tiger tried to crash their event. The giant cat, drawn to the sound of a great party, actually scaled the walls of the reception and landed only 50 feet from guests before being chased with sticks back to captivity by hotel staff.
"This particular tiger has killed before. It came into the compound at 11pm, with the party at its peak, and caused pandemonium among staff," one local official told The Sun.
Can you blame the cat for crashing? The party was thrown on his front yard, after all. But not every bride and groom push their luck as much as Katy and Russell. Some are just dealt a band hand. Consider some of the biggest crashers in wedding history, and be happy you weren't invited.
The crasher: last week's dinner
Simone Sprenkeler had the kind of bachelorette party she
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No he doesn't have an invitation to Katy and Russell's wedding, but this is his house! (ThinkStock Photos)Read More »from 5 weddings ruined by the unexpected crasher
Fashion always falls back on old standards. Their ad campaigns are no exception. Creating controversy with violent or hyper-sexual print ads garners attention. But at what cost? Ask Calvin Klein. His brand has been leading the charge of controversial campaigns for two decades. The latest has been banned down under by Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau. The billboard was removed from various locations for being "suggestive of violence and rape...and for demeaning to women by suggesting that she's a plaything of these men." Judge for yourself. Then have a look at some past campaigns that have also gotten the smack-down.Read More »from 5 fashion campaigns banned around the world
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Vitality – Fri, Oct 22, 2010 10:42 PM EDT
"When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple," Jenny Joseph wrote in a 1961 poem that hit a nerve for a generation of Baby Boomers. She couldn't have predicted they'd also be wearing elaborate hats, chunky jewelry and statement sunglasses.
The over-60 set is challenging every traditional notion of style and becoming fashion trailblazers. Their credos: mix prints, flaunt your figure and over-accessorize all you want. Age is beauty, darling.
The fashion industry agrees. Just last month, 71 year-old model Veruschka took the London runway by storm. This month, designer label Celine launched a print campaign featuring 75 year-old actress Gitte Lee. Today, the style section of The Huffington Post spotlights the designs of 94 year-old New York style icon Zelda Kaplan. For fifty years, Kaplan has refashioned cloth from remote African villages into her own head-turning couture.
In the past few years, much has been made about prodigal young fashion bloggers, like 13 year-old Tavi GevinsonRead More »from Elder Style: 10 street fashions from women over 60
http://filmfather.blogspot.com/2010/08/willy-wonka-and-chocolate-factory-1971.htmlRead More »from Could some children's books really scar your kid?
Judd Apatow isn't concerned he'll screw his kids up. He's worried Roald Dahl will. The comedy director, and editor of the new anthology "I Found This Funny," thinks books by the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" author may be brilliant, but they're not always age-appropriate.
"When you read that too early, some of it's really disturbing. You need Roald Dahl for the right periods in the life," he tells Meredith Blake in an interview with The New Yorker this week. "The terrible comedy writer in me wants everything to be funny."
And Dahl's "The Witches" and "BFG" are funny. But they're also riddled with parental deaths, kidnapping, heartlessly cruel adults and loss of identity. It's just the stuff that triggers creativity in 11 years olds and nightmares in 7 year olds. Or is it?
Emily Bazelon at Slate has similar concerns with Phillip Pullman's "His Dark Materials." Despite her enamor with the fantasy trilogy as a child, she wonders whether its portrayal of "grotesquely ruthless
Kanye West may be the only person with sparkling teeth, these days. When the rapper showed off his diamond-encrusted grill on Ellen this week, it was like the halcyon days of 2003 all over again. Forget bedazzling, more than a quarter of Americans haven't even been for a dental check-up in a year, thanks to Medicaid cuts, unemployment and general belt-tightening. Even those who can afford dental procedures like veneers are requesting a more natural look-complete with dints, scratches and slight discolorations-- so as not to stand out from the crowd.
So what's a man with a mouthful of diamonds got to do with us? We're both destroying our teeth without even knowing it. One dentist told the L.A. Times Kanye's pricey procedure is a bacteria breeding ground that may require thousands of dollars in surgery down the road.
Diamonds are nothing compared to the beatings our mouths get every day. Brushing, flossing and avoiding sugary foods aren't enough to protect your teeth. InRead More »from 5 dangers your dentist never told you
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Thu, Oct 21, 2010 8:49 PM EDT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1322330/Kim-Kardashian-celebrates-30th-birthday-ANOTHER-party.html?ito=feeds-newsxmlKim Kardashian just celebrated her birthday with not one but three cakes. One of them was encrusted in diamonds and cost $1 million dollars. I know because I saw pictures of her standing by a cake...everywhere. Someone wants to make it perfectly clear that Kim Kardashian enjoys delicious things, just like other human beings! I totally believe that until I look at the photos.
After countless birthdays and publicity events, why don't celebrities know how to take a convincing bite of cake? If you ask me, it's a waste of our delicious resources.
But that doesn't stop stars and pastries from regularly posing together in solidarity. Kardashian has aligned herself with the sweet movement, even backing a brand of cupcake mix. Jessica Simpson launched a line of dessert-flavored body products. And every third starlet to pose in Maxim Magazine is given a bucket of baked goods and a pair of thong underwear the day of the shoot. Maybe it's hot for men, but for someone who genuinely likes cake?Read More »from Let them pretend to eat cake: Famous women and their strange relationship with dessert
(Image by Think Stock Photo)Memory loss is the single biggest fear for Americans over the age of 55. And it's understandable: over 4 million currently suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and those numbers are expected to quadruple by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Foundation. That may be why products promising to improve your brain function are flooding the market. Sudoku and crossword puzzles are said to improve memory association skills, though critics believe only when put to task by those puzzles. Ginkgo infused soft drinks line the grocery aisle, ever since the root was suggested to combat dementia (it doesn't). Even celery has been loosely linked to mental acuity. But the truth is there's not enough hard evidence that any of these things really work.
In fact, there's only one practice that's been proven, without question, to preserve your memory: exercise. "Aerobic activities tend to show larger effects than non-aerobic activities," University of Pittsburgh psychologist Kirk Erickson tells Yahoo.
In Hong Kong, the fashion industry is reaching new heights. But the shoes still have a ways to go. The Wall Street Journal measured the tallest heels designers sent down the runway during the city's fall fashion week. The highest, an Alexander McQueen gold bootie, topped out at 15 centimeters, or a little less than six inches. Maybe we're jaded, but that's practically a flat compared to the recent shoes McQueen and others have showcased in major cities around the world.Read More »from Where in the world are the highest heels?
An industry that should be thanking us for our apology issue: greeting cards. (Design by Beth Haudiquet)New research by psychologists at the University of Waterloo, found women apologize far more than our male counterparts, and we say "we're sorry" to strangers a heckuva lot more than we do to family members. In two studies that measured the frequency and reasoning behind apologies, there was a clear-cut gender gap. "Findings suggest men apologize less frequently than women because they have a higher threshold for what constitutes offensive behavior," the Canadian psychologists explained.Read More »from Study finds women apologize more than men. Why?
So what exactly is this "offensive behavior" women fear they're unleashing on the world?
"I apologize to people on the subway who bump into them, as though I've been offensive to them, simply by taking up space on earth," says Amy, 32.
"I've said sorry to guys I've dated for not acknowledging that they're trying, even if they're trying and failing," says Leah, 27.
Sandra Elmoznino, a 27-year-old teacher tells the Wall Street Journal all she has to do is call a friend too early or arrive somewhere a
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 19, 2010 7:57 PM EDT
Courtesy of CBSRead More »from The Two and a Half Men Project: Is Nazi fetishizing going too far?
In last night's episode, Charlie heads off to a wild weekend in Vegas, or so he says. In reality, he's going to get some quickie plastic surgery. While he's away, nerd captain Alan takes on Charlie's identity. He hits the bar and gets loaded with a pretty lady on his brother's tab and Jingle writing cache (really?). When he takes the woman back to Charlie's bachelor Shangri-la, he's knee-deep in lies.
Turns out this seemingly normal woman knows Alan isn't Charlie. She's slept with Charlie before, see. But she loves role-playing and clearly so does Alan. Next stop: the bedroom. Alan waits in his old man boxers for the woman to emerge from the bathroom. When she does, she's dressed in a pleather Nazi uniform that looks like a "sexy" Halloween costume for a Wiemar Republic theme party. Oh. My. God.
Covered in tattoos, ala Bombshell McGee, she wears a German military cap, and a cuff around her arm, which interestingly, replaces a swastika with a smiley face. There must be a network