Getty Images/APSwimsuit model Jasmine Fiore's murder has devastated us all, and the more news that is revealed the worse the story gets. Fiore's body was found zipped up in a suitcase in a dumpster in Buena Park, California on August 15. Her fingers were cut off and all of her teeth had been pulled out to prevent investigators from identifying the body. One thing the killer didn't think about: the serial numbers written on her breast implants. This is how the authorities found her. Fiore's husband, Ryan Jenkins, who starred on the VH1 reality show "Megan Wants a Millionaire" was suspected of murder.
"We actually have had several cases where we identified the victim or the defendant in that way," Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Susan Schroeder. Apparently implants are marked with serial numbers "because of the potential for recalls." Fiore's mother, Lisa Lepore, was furious. "I want to hold him down and pull his teeth out," she told the New York Daily News. "We all do."
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 24, 2009 11:49 PM EDT
Getty Images/APSwimsuit model Jasmine Fiore's murder has devastated us all, and the more news that is revealed the worse the story gets. Fiore's body was found zipped up in a suitcase in a dumpster in Buena Park, California on August 15. Her fingers were cut off and all of her teeth had been pulled out to prevent investigators from identifying the body. One thing the killer didn't think about: the serial numbers written on her breast implants. This is how the authorities found her. Fiore's husband, Ryan Jenkins, who starred on the VH1 reality show "Megan Wants a Millionaire" was suspected of murder.Read More »from Murderous lovers: The tragic story of Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Aug 24, 2009 9:51 PM EDT
TV LandActress and comedienne Joan Rivers is one of those people you either love or hate. Sure her face has undergone some dramatic transformations over the years, but Rivers' feisty attitude, sharp wit, and brutal honesty are just a few reasons why we at Shine are fascinated by her.Read More »from Joan Rivers on Hollywood and getting rich... or at least how to fake it
Joan has a brand new show out on TV Land called "How'd You Get So Rich" in which she goes to the lavish homes of millionaires and finds out the secrets to their success. Think of it like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" or MTV's "Cribs" with a back story. Rivers has been performing her stand-up routine every Wednesday in New York City and will take on Las Vegas for a short stint beginning this week. If you have the chance to go, her show is not to be missed.
We had the privilege of chatting with Rivers about her own recipe for success, being Donald Trump's "Apprentice," and working as a strong woman in the entertainment biz.
Shine: When did you decide what you wanted to do for a career and was making a lot
If you've found yourself shelling out upwards of $20 for a mediocre movie and a small popcorn, fear not! It looks like the production houses have saved the best films for 2009's last quarter. We are legitimately psyched to see all 20 of these movies. With romantic comedies, thrillers, dramas, foreign films, 3D science fiction, documentaries, and even a classic children's book come to life, there's something for everyone this fall. Check out our top movie picks and prepare to spend a lot of time at the theater.Read More »from 20 must-see fall movies
Getty ImagesOver the past month I've put on about five pounds. It's not so significant that I'm upset about it, but there's definitely some extra flesh around my middle, and thanks to Lauren Conrad I've finally figured out why. She too claims she's got a little soft at the beginning of her new relationship. "We were having more romantic dinners out, and I was exercising less," Says Conrad. "I call it the 'boyfriend layer'." Wow, that's a good call! While I'm a year and a half into my relationship, I did just move out of the apartment I shared with two roommates and into my own one-bedroom. Now my boyfriend stays over a lot more, and we've been cooking big meals, trying out the amazing restaurants in my new neighborhood, and cuddling up on the couch with pints of Ben & Jerry's. I love spending time with him, but I have sacrificed my work out time for additional boyfriend time. The extra love has given me love handles! Yikes!Read More »from Do you get a "boyfriend layer"?
Conrad says she likes taking her man to the gym with her so she doesn't
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Aug 19, 2009 9:30 PM EDT
Getty ImagesYou know that beautiful dress Michelle Obama wore upon arriving at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona? It turns out the dress is from Target. Man, you've gotta love it! (We're also really into the way the first lady coordinated her hairstyle with daughter Sasha--they've worn matching outfits before too.)Read More »from Michelle Obama wears Target: Where do you bargain shop?
Michelle Obama has put J.Crew back in our fashion consciousness, but Target? Sometimes you forget that it's possible to purchase such simple but elegant pieces on the cheap. We at Shine love landing a deal on well-designed items from Target, H&M, Forever 21 and even Goodwill. You may have to sift through a lot of racks, but discovering that one, incredible dress or fabulous shoe for less than a lunch out can really make your day.
Where is your favorite place to bargain shop? [NY Mag]
Thos Robinson/Getty ImagesReality star Kim Kardashian and football player Reggie Bush split up a few weeks ago, but they might not be done for good. The couple was spotted together in New Orleans on Monday. One source claims "he picked her up from a charity event," but insiders claim the exes were "all smiles" while walking into Ruth's Chris Steak House together. While Kardashian attended the Dress for Success charity auction show on Saturday, Bush was also in town on business for NFL training camp. But why see each other so soon after a breakup? It looks as though the couple may be reuniting.Read More »from Have you ever successfully reunited with an ex?
One source says Bush "doesn't want to let [Kim] go." Kim's pregnant sister Kourtney has been plotting with their mother to get the couple back together. "I haven't talked to him, but my mom just said she's going to training camp and dragging him back!" said Kourtney. "We all love Reggie. How cute would the babies be?" When asked if she thought they were reuniting, Kourtney said, "I hope so." The couple began dating in
Getty ImagesAt 41 years old, Celine Dion is in better shape than many 20-somethings and apparently still able to get pregnant. It was confirmed today that Dion is having with her second child with husband Rene Angelil.Read More »from What's the oldest you would have kids?
After six years of trying to get pregnant, Dion conceived her son Rene-Charles, now eight, via in vitro fertilization. It is being reported that this time around, Dion sought the help of a fertility treatment in New York and is due to deliver next May.
Dion herself is the youngest of 14 siblings, and has expressed interest in having more children. "We'd love to extend the family," Dion said last December. Back then, Dion confirmed she and Angelil had "a frozen embryo."
For the average woman 41 may seem on the older side to be having children, but in Hollywood it's more common. With stars putting their careers first, settling down and having a family tends to follow later. The average age to start a family is gradually on the rise. Back in the 1970s the average age for an American
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Aug 17, 2009 10:06 PM EDT
APOne of America's favorite reality programs, "Dancing with the Stars" will be returning with its 9th season on September 21. More interesting than the format of the program itself is seeing which washed-up or barely famous celebrities the show chooses to compete for the title of dancing queen (or king).Read More »from â€œDancing with the Starsâ€ resurrects more washed-up celebrities
Why are these stars always so random? One reason is more famous and desirable stars may have more pressing gigs on their plate. Secondly, these celebs can make a lot of money on this show! They are guaranteed $200,000 a season no matter how well they do. The winning team wins an additional $100,000, second place winners get $75,000, and third place finishers are awarded $50,000. Time to get out those dancing shoes!
Here's how the new contestants break down this season:
Mya - singer, also appeared in "Chicago"
Macy Gray - Grammy award winning singer
Aaron Carter - singer/rapper, brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter
Donny Osmond - singer, brother of "DWTS" Season 5
Have you ever gone on a date with someone who wore something really, truly awful? An accessory or article of clothing that you couldn't help but fixate on and draw deeper significance from until you found yourself questioning whether you could ever go out with this person again? OK, perhaps that's a bit extreme, but many people have fashion dealbreakers. It's horrible, because you could potentially pass up a really great guy over something stupid like mandals or mom jeans. Why are we so critical about the way style themselves? Well, for one thing, I believe we view the men we date as extensions of ourselves. When you go out together as a couple, people view you as a single unit. You become the woman dating the man in Ed Hardy... and sometimes the connotations that come along with that are too significant to bear being seen with him again.Read More »from Male fashion deal breakers
Most men I've gone out with ranged from slightly fashion conscious to admittedly clueless. My current boyfriend definitely has good taste, but left
Peter Kramer/Getty ImagesFormer senator John Edwards allegedly took a secret DNA test and is going to publicly announce that he is the father of his former mistress' 18-month-old daughter. Last year, Edwards admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter. A grand jury is still investigating whether Edward's campaign funds were used to buy her silence. Edward's wife Elizabeth has stood by her man all along, and even told Oprah back in May that she had "no idea" if her husband fathered his mistress' baby. How will she feel now that the truth is all coming out?Read More »from Why do wronged women stay?
Which makes us wonder: Why do so many women stay with their adulterous husbands? Hillary Clinton supported Bill Clinton during his presidency when his affair with Monica Lewinsky came to light. Likewise, former governor Elliot Spitzer's wife Silda stood next to him as he announced his resignation following a prostitution scandal. We understand women not wanting to cause further injury to their husbands' careers, but why stand by a man who publicly