worth is $2 billion) married Alexandra Parker (formerly Lenas), his fiancée of two years and mother of his newborn daughter, on Saturday. The lavish “Game of Thrones”-inspired wedding is rumored to be one of Silicon Valley's most expensive, at a reported cost of $9 million, according to a story published Sunday in People magazine.
In addition to the cost of the nuptials, according to a story on Tuesday in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Parker forked over an additional 2.5 million dollars to cover the environmental damages he inflicted on the property, which included building fake ruins, waterfalls, manmade ponds, bridges, a gated cottage and two terraces.
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The magazine reports that the over-the-top ceremony for 300 guests took place at the Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, California and was officiated by the Rev. John A. Buehrens. The 24-year-old bride, a tattooed
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success – Mon, Jun 3, 2013 2:22 PM EDT
worth is $2 billion) married Alexandra Parker (formerly Lenas), his fiancée of two years and mother of his newborn daughter, on Saturday. The lavish “Game of Thrones”-inspired wedding is rumored to be one of Silicon Valley's most expensive, at a reported cost of $9 million, according to a story published Sunday in People magazine.Founding Facebook President Sean Parker (whose estimated Read More »from Meet Alexandra Lenas: Facebook Billionaire Sean Parker's New Bride
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 3, 2013 10:21 AM EDT
On Sunday, we were all invited to Kim Kardashian’s gynecologist’s office for the unveiling of her unborn baby’s sex during an ultrasound.
"I'm so excited we're having a girl," said Kardashian. "Who doesn't want a girl? They're the best and I know that's really what Kanye has always wanted. He wanted a little girl."
Along with millions of viewers, Kim’s mom Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian Odom waited with baited breath.
"Do you see a little peepee?" Kris asked the doctor.
"I don't see any peepees," he replied.
"It definitely would take after his father so you would see it," said Kim.
The kid isn't even born yet and her mom is already embarrassing her. Mazel tov.Read More »from Kim Kardashian's Baby Girl: Most Public Ultrasound Ever
When we think of iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford, sympathy is not the word that comes to mind. Read More »from Cindy Crawford On Body Image: We Feel Sad
But according to a new interview with Net-a-Porter, Crawford, 47, says that after three decades in the spotlight, she still struggles her body image. “I’m a normal woman, sometimes I feel pretty good and some days I’m like, oh my God, nothing fits,” she said. “My new resolution is that by the time I am 50, I want to have come to terms with my body. Because for me, being five pounds lighter, what it would cost me…I don’t want to be like, 'oh no, no salad dressing, no wine, no fun.'"
Crawford, one of the original supermodels, rose to fame in the 1990s (a.k.a. the time when models actually smiled) alongside peers Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista. Unlike the doe-eyed tweens who rule modern-day runways, Crawford was older and wiser, landing most of her gigs—that famous Pepsi ad, her spunky “House of Style” VJ gig, George Michael’s “Freedom 90” music video—in her early to
Barbara and Juan Lopez are the perfect couple. Read More »from Wife to Donate Kidney to Ailing Husband
Aside from being head over heels in love, Barbara has a kidney that's an exact match for her husband, who desperately needs a kidney transplant, according to a story published Thursday on WCSH.
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In January, Juan received the news that both of his kidneys weren’t working. He was put on various medication, which only worsened his situation, sending him into kidney failure.
"They put me in the hospital, they kicked in again, then I started taking medications." Juan told WCSH. He and Barbara began researching options such as other medication and dialysis (a process that filters blood to rid the body of harmful wastes. Meanwhile, Juan fell into a depression because he feared he wouldn’t be healthy for his three kids.
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So Barbara stepped up to the plate in March and got tested to be a donor for her husband.
Before Midnight” the third installment of the Richard Linklater trilogy (which followed “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset”) at the latest Cannes Film Festival, you’ll learn how Jesse Wallace and Celine ended their love story.If you caught the film “Read More »from The Real "Before Midnight" Couple
But let’s backtrack to 1995 and the film “Before Sunrise”, when two characters, an American guy named Jesse (played by Ethan Hawke) and a French girl named Celine (Julie Delpy) meet on a train, hop off in Vienna, and spend the night walking around the city together.
In real life, 25 years earlier, Linklater, then 29, met a girl named Amy Lehrhaupt while visiting his sister in Philadelphia, according to a story published Thursday in Slate. He had just finished shooting his 1991 comedy-drama “Slacker” and was on his way home to New York when he bumped into Lehrhaupt at a toy shop. Much like Jesse and Celine, the two bonded all evening—laughing, talking, flirting, and as Linklater recently told The Chicago Tribune, doing “things you would
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, May 30, 2013 3:22 PM EDT
Metro this week.H&M models are too thin. That’s what Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of the clothing giant, said about his company’s advertising campaigns, in an interview with the newspaper Read More »from H&M's CEO Praises Beyonce's Curves, Admits Past Models Were Too Skinny
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“We have a huge responsibility here. We’re a large company, many people see us, and we advertise a lot. I don’t think we’ve always been good. Some of the models we’ve had have been too skinny. That’s something we think a lot about and are working on. We want to show diversity in our advertising and not give people the impression that girls have to look a particular way. By and large, I think we’ve succeeded: We’ve many different kinds of models from different ethnic backgrounds."
Persson specifically called out some recent examples, including plus-size model Jennie Runk and the company's current superstar spokesperson Beyoncé.
"In our last campaign we had a somewhat more buxom model, and now we’re having Beyoncé, who’s
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, May 29, 2013 6:07 PM EDT
Weight Watchers after she gives birth.If anyone is primed for her post-baby-body close-up, it’s the very pregnant Kim Kardashian who, despite the latest rumors, will not be the new spokesperson for Read More »from Kim Kardashian is not Weight Watchers' New Spokeswoman—And That's a Good Thing
Kardashian, 32, will have to lose weight the old-fashioned way (read: for free) because, “There is absolutely no truth to this,” a representative from Weight Watchers told Yahoo! Shine.
While Kardashian has hawked everything from Sketchers sneakers, hair removal products, credit cards, and tooth-whitening pens, the celebrity weight loss deal eludes her.
Although she’s just as famous as Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson, both of whom landed contracts with Weight Watchers, Kirstie Alley, Mariah Carey, and Carey Fisher who all shilled for Jenny Craig, and Janet Jackson and Marie Osmond who repped Nutrisystem, there seems to be an "X-factor"—maybe call it authenticity—that Kardashian doesn’t possess.
Hollywood weight-loss deals are big business and according to Jo Piazza, author of Celebrity
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, May 29, 2013 2:14 PM EDT
Victoria’s Secret on its annual fashion shows, told the New York Times last year that Upton would never walk the runway because her look was “too obvious.”Supermodel Kate Upton is not happy with Victoria's Secret. The famous lingerie company printed an old photo of Upton in its new catalog after one of its stylists Sophia Neophitou publicly insulted her. Neophitou, who works with Read More »from Kate Upton ‘Not Thrilled’ About Victoria’s Secret Photos
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“Kate is not contracted to work with Victoria’s Secret and was not notified before the images were used. The images were taken in 2011,” a source close to Upton told Yahoo! Shine. “Kate is not thrilled with Victoria’s Secret using these photos.” A rep for Victoria’s Secret also confirmed to Yahoo! Shine that the photos were from 2011.
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Back in February 2012, when Upton was mostly known for her Guess campaigns, swimsuit modeling, and YouTube videos, Sophia Neophitou, a
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Want to see a bank robbery?
Just click on the Facebook page of the Seminole County Sheriff’s office in Orlando, Florida where a photo of a holdup (above) was recently posted by the department. In the photo, the thief is wearing sunglasses and a baseball hat, both of which obscure his face from the bank’s security camera.
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While bank robberies don’t often make the news, due to a recent crime spree in the suburban city of Longwood, Florida, banks are imposing a dress code on customers, prohibiting them from wearing hats, hoods, and sunglasses while inside the bank, according to a story reported this week in the Orlando Sentinel.
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Although national bank robbery rates are down, according to data supplied to Yahoo! Shine from the National Bankers Association—in 2011, there were 5,086 incidents compared to 5,546 in 2010, and 6,065 in Read More »from Banks Enforce Customer Dress Code
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, May 28, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
Victoria's Secret catalog, according to a recent Buzzfeed story.Only a year after a stylist who works with Victoria's Secret on its annual fashion show deemed supermodel Kate Upton's look "too obvious" for her to walk the runway, Upton appears in the latest Read More »from Kate Upton Models for Victoria's Secret After Rocky Past With Company. Everyone Wins.
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Although it's the second time Upton has modeled for the catalog (her first shoot was in 2011), stylist Sophia Neophitou, a fashion industry veteran worked who has helped cast past Victoria's Secret fashion shows, told The New York Times in February 2012 that Upton's crossover potential from lad mag model to fashion icon was dubious. She said, "We would never use" Upton for a Victoria's Secret show. "She's like a Page 3 girl," said Neophitou, in reference to the curvy women often featured in The Sun, a British tabloid. “She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”
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