You might want to think twice before getting that new tattoo you've been considering.
A few weeks ago, Megan Fox decided to get her famous Marilyn Monroe tattoo removed from her forearm via laser. Why? Because she's "just over it." Apparently, the pain has been so intense that she sent her hubby to a sports store to buy her a mouthguard for her to bite down on during the procedure. Ouch!
We wonder if she'll be sticking with the rest of her tattoos since getting this one removed was so traumatic.
Other celebs that have had tat regrets include Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson and Johnny Depp, who all had the names of exes removed or altered.
Kate Middleton was thrust onto the fashion scene whether she wanted to be or not, once news broke of her engagement to Prince William. The Dutchess of Cambridge has been acclaimed for her perfectly put-together and lady-like ensembles. Several blogs have spawned with the mission of documenting (and helping you copy) Mrs. Kate's every stylish move including dutchessofcambridgestyle.org, katemiddletonstyle.org and whatkatewore.com. Kate's looks even inspired countless Halloween costumes this year.
Apple has long been one of our country's top technology innovators. (We're still just getting acquainted with Siri.) And now, the next chapter in their book of ground-breaking design appears to be iThings powered by Hydrogen fuel cells.
According to the Telegraph, 'A hydrogen fuel cell converts hydrogen and oxygen into water and electrical energy.' The technology isn't unique to electronics. It's also being explored by auto companies and the military.
The closer we got to December 25th, the more ubiquitous those classic holiday songs became. It was hard not to hear them, but if you actually stopped to consider some of the lyrics, you might find some of the songs are quite ridiculous. Now that Christmas has come and gone (and Santa has already delivered all our gifts), we can be a bit naughty and comment on some of the more ridiculous lyrics.
“Bring us a figgy pudding… we won’t leave until we get some” [We Wish You A Merry Christmas]
OK, so a bunch of strangers are going to Occupy Your Porch and demand that the 99% gets their fair share of pudding? They're not just here to spread Christmas cheer, they have ulterior motives.
Miami Beach + some of the biggest names in music. It doesn't get much better than the Orange Drive Music Festival happening Friday December 30th - Sunday January 1st. Ocean Drive between 7th and 9th will be packed with people and entertainment celebrating both the New Year and the Orange Bowl.
Here's the full schedule:
December 30 - 7:00pm
- Boys II Men
- Pete Wentz and The Black Cards
- Gym Class Heroes
December 31 - 9:00pm
- DJ Irie
- Jason Derulo
- Jermaine Dupri (DJ Set)
Although it's not yet December 31st, the countdown has already begun. The days are rapidly disappearing as you try to decide what to wear, where to go and who to celebrate with. We can't pick your clothes or your friends, but we can tell you where the hottest parties will be happening in Miami this New Year's Eve. (Click on venue name for more info and to reserve tickets + tables.)Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140-3227 The Fontainebleau is one of the most posh and popular party spots in Miami so naturally have booked some top talent for their NYE poolside bash. Swedish DJ Axwell, part of the Swedish House Mafia, will deliver an unforgettable, exclusive mix of house, electro and club music to welcome the New Year. The party lasts from 7PM to 2AM with premium open bar from 9-12. Tickets: general admission starts at $325 with private cabanas and stage-side tables costing five figures. Or, take the party inside to Fontainebleau's ulta-club LIV where Busta Rhymes and Sebastian Ingrosso will be helping you celebrate the new year. This is one of the most expensive and exclusive parties in Miami with general admission starting at $575 which includes admission and premium open bar from 9PM - midnight (the price drops to $375 after 1AM). There are tons of tables available both downstairs and on the mezzanine where you'll pop bottles of Belvedere and Dom Perignon for prices between 8 and 20 grand. The party will last until after the sun comes up again at 7AM. Tickets and tables can be booked here.
Dream South Beach 1111 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, FL 33139-4604 If you want a more intimate space this NYE, head to Dream, rated one of Miami's top 5 hotels by TripAdvisor users. All tickets include open bar from 8PM - 1AM, passed appetizers from 9PM-11PM, party favors and a champagne toast. Upgrade to VIP and gain access to the Moroccan Room for a scrumptious buffet. A DJ will be spinning all night on the rooftop at HIGHBAR. [TravelZoo is currently offering 50% off tickets here.] The Bank
139 N.E. 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132
Dubstep is taking over Miami this December and there's plenty more to do before 2011 is over.
Suénalo, dubbed 'Miami's Best Latin Band' by the New Times, is performing at The Lucky Clover Irish Pub in Little Havana. The eclectic 9-piece group has created their own unique musical recipe of Afro-Carribean mixed with Latin and a dash of funky Jazz. The show is free this Friday, December 15th and starts at 9PM but get there early to grab a good seat (Happy hour starts at 4PM).
If you feel the ground trembling this weekend, don't freak out - it's just the deep, dirty bass of dubstep's posterchild pulsating throughout the beach. The one & only Skrillex will be performing Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 PM at the Fillmore. Tickets are expensive, but still available at StubHub. [If you haven't seen it yet, check out his nasty new video for First Of The Year (Equinox) here.]
Mankind has always felt a need to decorate their surroundings, all the way back to our oldest ancestors with their crude cave drawings. Needless to say, [most] art has evolved and now with the Internet, it’s more accessible than ever. Enter Artspace.com, whose mission according to Chairman Christopher Vroom, “is to enable a broader group of people worldwide to collect art, to learn about artists, to learn about art galleries, institutions and nonprofits who are doing great things around the world.”
The fashion industry has often faced scrutiny for using Photoshop to create unrealistic images, but H&M is taking it to the next level.
Apparently, no human model is perfect enough for the Swedish mega-retailer that decided to create their models from scratch in a computer. The company recently admitted that bodies modeling bikinis in their catalog are "completely virtual." They simply add the models' heads and change the skin tone to match in post-production. Even the bikinis on the fake bodies aren't real, as they are also drawn on digitally.
Good news for all of you philatelists, herbivores and compulsive card mailers out there. Just in time for the busy holiday mailing season, PETA has unveiled it's latest star-powered animal advocacy campaign. The limited edition stamp series featuring twenty of the world's most famous vegetarians is on sale through December and possibly January.