Blog Posts by Elise Solé, Shine Staff

  • Kim Kardashian Won't Wear Maternity Clothes

    SplashNews.com

    Kim Kardashian's doctor advised her to take it easy after she became ill on a flight home from Paris last week, but she's going to look damn good while doing it.

    The reality star was recently spotted pumping gas into her Mercedes G-Wagon in Los Angeles on Monday wearing a tight, black Kardashian Kollection mini dress and open-toed Louboutin stilettos. The sexy look was classic Kim, one that's been a mainstay throughout her four-month pregnancy.

    There will be no elastic waistbands, leggings, or flouncy tops for Kardashian. For most of her pregnancy, she's worn black, netted clingy gowns, sheer bra-bearing tops, lace LBDs, and army green peplum pants. She's even rocked nothing but a bed sheet in Du Jour magazine.

    Her fashion choices are debatable but one thing is clear: Kim Kardashian won't wear maternity clothes—no big surprise considering how active she's been, jetting to business meetings, hopping international flights to fashion week, and treating herself to blood facials.

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  • Oklahoma Woman Proposes to Boyfriend with Airport Flash Mob

    KFOR

    Flash mobs are usually staged as silly bursts of entertainment but the one that erupted outside security at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Monday night had a very romantic purpose.

    Brittany Jones organized the event to propose to her boyfriend, Austin Spitler, who had been on a church mission trip for two years. The couple had only been able to communicate by letter or email for the duration of his time away.

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    As Spitler exited the security area, he was greeted by a large group of people led by Jones doing a choreographed dance to "Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)" by The Contours. The dancers then grooved to Bruno Mars' "Marry You" while Jones stepped forward. “I’ve waited two long years for you. I’d wait an eternity to have you as my husband. Will you marry me?” she said, before getting down on one knee.

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  • Harry Styles' Girlfriend Receives Death Threats. Is it Safe to Date a Teen Idol?

    Getty Images, Twitter


    Here's your teen report of the day: One Direction star Harry Styles is so over Taylor Swift and has reportedly moved on with new girlfriend Shaniece Nesbitt—quick, someone get her a body guard! Apparently dating a teen idol is downright dangerous.

    According to every teen gossip website, One Direction fans discovered that the Irish beauty began dating Styles recently after meeting him in the audience of his concert in Belfast. Upon merely hearing that the two hung out for the evening (and sources deny the two even slept together), Nesbitt's Facebook and Twitter accounts were bombarded with angry messages saying Nesbitt "deserves to die", forcing her to shut down her Facebook account.

    It's no secret that celebrity couples get their share of harassment but when a teen idol couples off particularly with an "Average Joe", the union can be even more vulnerable to public scrutiny. In February 2009, former hairdresser Danielle Deleasa, wife of Jonas Brother's star Kevin Jonas allegedly gotRead More »from Harry Styles' Girlfriend Receives Death Threats. Is it Safe to Date a Teen Idol?
  • London Restaurant Lets You Exercise While You Eat

    Photo by Steam. Beef Fillet with Beansprout Salad (131 calories).

    Most people dread a visit to the gym after eating a heavy meal but a pop-up restaurant in London says diners can enjoy their "calorie neutral" menu that allows them to burn off 573 calories while eating.

    The restaurant called Steam is opening on Wednesday to promote German appliance manufacturer Miele's new steam-cooking line, which will be used to cook the steamed meals created by chef Frederick Forster of The Boundary.

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    The 48 diners, who were chosen by random lottery, are advised to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes for the 90-minute experience. Upon entering the restaurant, they're offered metabolism-boosting green tea and cold liquids to prep them for their workout. Next, they partake in an standing-only 40-minute exercise class that promises to burn 300 calories called "Body Balance", a Pilates, yoga, Tai chi combo designed by former Olympian Les Mills. The room is also kept chilly so patrons won't sweat before dinner

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  • Face Palm: Kim Kardashian Gets Blood Facial

    Photo by Twitter. This is totally NBD, why?


    Kim Kardashian is no stranger to beauty treatments but she may have taken vanity to a whole new level on Sunday's episode of "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami" by getting a blood facial.

    A blood facial.

    Kardashian dragged her best friend, television personality Jonathan Cheban to the office visit where she had the procedure done. "I love trying anything that makes you look and feel youthful," she said.

    Here's how it worked: A technician drew blood from Kardashian's arm, then spun it in a machine to remove the platelets (a substance that forms clots to prevent bleeding). He smoothed numbing cream on her face, splattered it with the blood, and ran a contraption of nine little motorized acupuncture needles across her face. For her part, Kardashian whimpered, "Oh my God. I will never get a facelift if it feels like that."

    The blood facial is kinder, gentler version of the "vampire facelift" a.k.a., Selphyl, a popular treatment in 2009 where blood is re-injected into the face to stimulate

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  • Bride and Groom's Sky-High Leap to the Altar

    Photo by Laszlo Andacs, LaszloImage.com

    Making a wedding entrance as husband and wife for the first time is always a grand moment for a couple. But Heather Howley and Marius Ivascu of Newburgh, New York set the bar sky-high on Saturday by dropping into their wedding reception from the heavens.

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    Howley, 30, owns Independent Helicopters at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY and Ivascu, 31, is a pilot, skydiving instructor and member of the U.S. Parachute Team. After their Saturday wedding, Howley piloted a helicopter, opening the doors at 3,000 feet to allow her new husband to parachute to the ground at their wedding reception at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, an aviation history museum.

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    The move was a totally natural one for the couple, says Ivascu. “Heather and I are passionate about aviation and she's even inspired me to get my commercial pilot's license,” he told Shine. In fact, their

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  • Awesome Bachelorette Party: Terminal Cancer Patient Checks it Off Her Bucket List

    Photo by SWNS Group. Left: Knight at the hospital. Right: Knight age 16 in Sept 2007 before she was diagnosed.


    A young woman with terminal bone cancer and only a few months left to live has checked off one of her life-long goals from her bucket list: Have a pretend bachelorette party.

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    Steph Knight, 21, a former teaching assistant from Uplands, Braughing, had always dreamed of getting married one day but in 2009 when she was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, after doctors found a tennis ball sized tumor in the back of her pelvis, her dreams seemed dashed. In October 2010, her cancer went into remission and Knight returned to college to complete her child education courses and to her job at a nursery. But the cancer returned in April 2012 and doctors had to remove her right leg and part of her pelvis. Ultimately, she was told on New Year's Day that she only had a few months to live. So she decided to pen a bucket list of "normal" things she wanted to do in the final few months of her life—things like meet famous Read More »from Awesome Bachelorette Party: Terminal Cancer Patient Checks it Off Her Bucket List
  • Dude Named Vaginal Wipes Spokesperson. That's All.

    Photo by Playtex. Do you need this man to remind you to wash down there?So this happened. On Thursday Playtex, the grandmother of feminine products, named a new spokesperson for its "Fresh + Sexy" vaginal wipes. It's a dude named Andrew WK, a singer, motivational speaker, and "My Little Pony" super fan best known for his 2001 hit single "Party Hard" primarily featured on the "Girls Gone Wild: Music Volume 1" CD. The song debuted on his album "I Get Wet" which bore a cover shot of WK with animal blood dripping down his face.

    Fresh + Sexy is designed for both men and women to use before and after sex to feel, duh, fresh and sexy. In a statement about the product, Andrew WK said: "Whether you just finished rocking a packed club or have an intimate encounter after a busy day, this product will make couples feel brand new. Fresh + Sexy Wipes were specially designed to help couples feel confidently clean, before and after they engage in sexual activity!"

    A Playtex representative added: "This exciting new product required the help of someone who could embody the

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  • What Not to Wear Needed to End

    Photo by TLCOn Wednesday, TLC announced that after ten years and 325 makeovers, the fashion makeover show "What Not to Wear" hosted by style gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly is ending. Beginning in July, the final episodes will air on Friday nights. While some in the fashion community are mourning its demise, we say good riddance.

    The premise of the show is this: A friend or family member nominates a so-called fashion victim to appear on the show, often described by producers as a "sloppy soccer mom" or "unsightly." London and Clinton execute a spontaneous ambush of said victim, surprising her at home or work (nothing disruptive about that), sometimes informing her that they've been "secretly videotaping her for weeks" (nothing illegal about that). The fashionistas then offer her a $5,000 makeover.

    The only rule? She must allow London and Clinton to sift through her wardrobe and trash anything they deem ugly in the spirit of exposing her to the fashion world (as dictated by London and Clinton)

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  • 37-Pound Cat Biscuit Finds New Home

    AP Photo/St. CharlesAnimal Control via St. Louis Post DispatchBiscuit, the infamous 37-pound "tubby tabby" got his happy ending on Wednesday when he was finally adopted from the City of St. Charles Animal Control by couple Ed and Lisa Pyatt of Eureka, MO.

    The oversize brown, black, and white tabby (who's believed to be about 4 years old) become an Internet sensation after his owner, who moved into a building that didn't allow cats, dropped him off at Animal Control in February and the shelter launched a search to find him a new home—no small feat with a morbidly obese cat. Over the past few years, Biscuit bounced around between two different homes and spent his days pigging out on treats. "A male cat normally weighs between 10-15 pounds so Biscuit is obviously on the extreme end of the scale," Theresa Gilley, Lead Animal Control Officer at the City of St. Charles Animal Control told Shine. "The problem is, although Biscuit is generally a laid-back cat, when he wants his food he whines nonstop. For some owners, it may be easier to feed him just

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