When people end up with ridiculous tattoos they regret, like this insane depiction of Judge Judy, or their exes name scrawled across their butt, they either live with it, cover it up, or get laser removal. But not Pharrell Williams! The rapper and Neptunes producer has opted to have new skin grow in a test tube and graft it onto his body to cover up embarrassing artwork. "There's an institute called the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina for Regenerative Skin Treatment," says Pharrell. "It's going to be pricey, but … it's worth it. I got fire on my arms, I don't need fire on my arms! I'm a grown man." Hmm, we didn't realize kids got tattoos of flames up their arms! Williams explains, "It's basically like getting a skin graft, but you're not taking skin from your a-- or legs - these guys actually grow the skin for you. When it has healed you can go get whatever tattoo you want." Oh cool, then you can just start all over again!
Is it just us, or is this new procedure disgusting and
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jul 2, 2008 9:00 PM EDT
When people end up with ridiculous tattoos they regret, like this insane depiction of Judge Judy, or their exes name scrawled across their butt, they either live with it, cover it up, or get laser removal. But not Pharrell Williams! The rapper and Neptunes producer has opted to have new skin grow in a test tube and graft it onto his body to cover up embarrassing artwork. "There's an institute called the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina for Regenerative Skin Treatment," says Pharrell. "It's going to be pricey, but … it's worth it. I got fire on my arms, I don't need fire on my arms! I'm a grown man." Hmm, we didn't realize kids got tattoos of flames up their arms! Williams explains, "It's basically like getting a skin graft, but you're not taking skin from your a-- or legs - these guys actually grow the skin for you. When it has healed you can go get whatever tattoo you want." Oh cool, then you can just start all over again!Read More »from Rapper Pharrell growing his skin in test tubes to cover tattoos
Get ready to see some old â€œFriendsâ€â€”the gang hits the big screen while Shannen Doherty returns to 90210By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jul 2, 2008 6:59 PM EDT
Read More »from Get ready to see some old â€œFriendsâ€â€”the gang hits the big screen while Shannen Doherty returns to 90210
Riding the mega-success of the Sex and the City movie, our beloved sitcom, Friends, is finally being adapted into a feature film. All six cast members will reprise their roles as Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Pheobe, Monica and Joey within the next 18 months. Allegedly a reunion has been in talks since the show ended in 2004, but Jennifer Aniston, the most successful cast member beyond the sitcom, was hesitant to revisit her role. "'As the biggest star of the Friends franchise, Jennifer can't help but look at what's happened with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex And The City film and be a little jealous," says an insider.
Another celeb who may be revisiting her old digs? Shannen Doherty aka Brenda Walsh is in talks to star on CW's 90210 spin-off this fall. The determining factors? A source says Shannen wants more money and "she wants to know what the story is going to be." Original co-stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling have already signed on to reprise their roles, and despite problems
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jul 2, 2008 4:17 PM EDT
Scott Gries/Getty ImagesActress Jessica Biel made her first foray into the blogging world this weekend, and while she doesn't indulge us readers with too much personal info (she chats about her dog, movies, and charities-nothing about boyfriend Justin Timberlake), her personality does come across as more awkward and nerdy than we'd ever anticipate. In fact, she reveals she only has four, or possibly six friends. We hope she's not counting Tom from MySpace, as he's a freebie for anyone with an account. Read on for an excerpt from her blog entry:Read More »from The Best in Celebrity Blogs: Jessica Biel posts on My Space, has no friends
Okay, so I'm sitting in my trailer between set-ups and I am praying for a surge of inspiration to make my first blogging experience a positive one.
I definitely did not make it onto the debate team in high school so I'm feeling extremely insecure about communicating publicly for the first time via the blogosphere (how about that word for a novice?). I'm still getting the lingo down. I have been "internet challenged" long enough and am thrilled to
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The rumors of Madonna's rocky marriage have taken a turn for the worse with allegations of an affair with married Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez. While all signs point to yes, (A-Rod has been swinging by her NYC apartment late at night, he went to her concert and Malawi charity event, she sat in his reserved seats at a ballgame) Madge's rep denies any flaws in the marriage, and we kind of think it's all a publicity stunt orchestrated by their shared manager. Either way, we couldn't help but wonder, if Madge and Guy Ritchie do separate, who could date the Queen of Pop?
She's dated artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, actor Sean Penn (they were married), wannabe rapper Vanilla Ice, tattooed basketball player Dennis Rodman, personal trainer Carlos Leon (Lourdes' daddy), magician David Blaine and slept with Warren Beatty, Lenny Kravitz and even John F. Kennedy Jr. That's some eclectic taste! Who do we think could satisfy Madonna? Some possibilities:
- David Beckham - He's British so she
Social music site Last FM has a feature that tracks what songs its users listen to on iTunes. Conversely, they've also compiled a list of the songs its users most often delete-aka musical guilty pleasures they'd be mortified to have someone discover in their music collection.Read More »from What's the most embarrassing music on your iPod?
The top five most embarrassing singles? Britney Spears has two: "Piece of Me" and "Gimme More," while Nelly Furtado "Say it Right," Avril Lavigne "Girlfriend" and Amy Winehouse "Rehab" round out the regrettable tunes.
The most oft deleted artists are a little more shocking. Sure Britney and Avril make appearances again, while "unknown" nabs the top spot-are people so embarrassed they leave the title of the track blank in their iTunes to spare humiliation? Rounding out the group though-The Beatles and Radiohead. For shame! Perhaps such talented songwriters who've composed music that's stood the test of time is not considered cool amongst music listeners, but we're horribly disappointed to learn people have such
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Jul 1, 2008 8:08 PM EDT
Um, yeah, regrettably this is true. Just when we thought Air Guitar Championships were pushing the limit, LG is hosting the 2nd annual National Texting Championship on July 9th in NYC. All we can think about are those old Cingular commercials where the grandma is texting her BFF Rose. But hey, for a $50,000 prize we might just get out our Blackberrys and start practicing now. We'd put our money on glued-to-her-gadget Lauren Conrad taking home a trophy.
Do you spend too much time text messaging? [LG]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Jul 1, 2008 7:26 PM EDT
Read More »from Heath Ledgerâ€™s posthumous performance may earn him an Oscar
It's not unusually for an artist or their body of work to gain significant increased recognition after they have died. We've seen it with stars going back to James Dean, Kurt Cobain, Edie Sedgwick, Tupac… the list is endless. The recent death of Heath Ledger is no different, and with the impending release of his final film, The Dark Knight, on July 18, his costars, director, and industry insiders are all suspecting Ledgers turn as the Joker in the latest Batman installment may earn him a posthumous Oscar. "Heath had this frequency none of us could hear," says costar Gary Oldman. "The Academy tends to overlook movies like this, but this acting is so good it's going to be very hard for them to avoid it."
Ticket pre-sales for the movie are through the roof and they've already added additional 3am screenings to compensate for opening night demand. Joker action figures are quadrupling in price on eBay. Similar buzz surrounded the movie The Crow when actor Brandon Lee was accidentally
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Negative attention magnets supermodel Kate Moss and singer Lily Allen partied it up this weekend at the Glastonbury music festival where both Lily and Kate's bf (of band The Kills) performed. These two are trouble on their own… together, the combo could be deadly!
Do you think Brits like Kate, Lily and Amy Winehouse party harder than U.S. stars?
Read More »from Which summer flings will last past Labor Day?
Who doesn't love a good summer fling? Well, perhaps those looking for a relationship with a little more staying power. Which current couples can make the heat last well into fall? We way the survival odds of a dozen pairings-they aren't all doomed!
Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong - Since splitting with hubby Chris Robinson, Kate has plowed through Owen Wilson, Dax Shepard and perhaps others. Lance-who's no stranger to quickie relationships-is just a notch in her high-waisted belt.
Jen Aniston and John Mayer - After all the talk about John Mayer's um, endowment, and Jen's permanent woe-is-the-single girl status, we'd be willing to bet these two are together (at least officially in the tabloids) till New Years.
Ashley Olsen and Justin Bartha - The more responsible Olsen twin seems to have settled on this National Treasure actor for now. We'll give them at least a few more months.
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley - TV couples never seem to last off camera for more than a season or two.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Jun 30, 2008 8:33 PM EDT
Melissa Golden/Getty ImagesPam Anderson seems pretty even-tempered, but try messing with her beloved PETA and you're crossing a line you don't wanna cross. If you'll recall, Jessica Simpson recently angered the animal rights group by wearing a shirt with the slogan, "Real girls eat meat." Pam, a longtime vegetarian and PETA endorser took her own stab, calling Jessica a "b---- and a w----," inferring the tee "wasn't referring to actual cows or chicken, she was referring to, you know, men." What a mega diss coming from a Baywatch babe with a world famous sex-tape and several marriages under her belt.Read More »from Foul mouthed celebs: Amy Winehouse and Pam Anderson are not above name-calling
Meanwhile, singer Amy Winehouse slung her own insults across the pond at the Glastonbury festival, where concertgoers were pleasantly surprised by atypical festival performer Jay-Z. Towards the end of her set, Winehouse asked, "Are there any black people in the crowd? Let's hear it for Jay-Z," she said. "The man has got bollocks to come here, and play the tunes you don't even know you remember. Imagine if it was a