Farrah Fawcett

Uncannily Realistic Repainted Celebrity Dolls

Just about every major movie that comes out these days — and not just the family fare — ends up producing some kind of commemorative doll. Same with any platinum-selling pop star. But have you ever noticed how little these Barbie-like creations tend to resemble their subjects? Well, so has Noel Cruz, an artist who repaints the dolls so that they uncannily recreate the faces of celebrities and their characters. See a perfectly preserved mid-’80s Madonna, Angelina Jolie at her steamiest, and even Harry Potter, after the jump. Then, make sure you visit Cruz’s website to check out more of his work. … Read More

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Eight Non-Michael Jackson Obits That Deserve Their Due

Just as Princess Diana’s death eclipsed everything around it (including the tragic passing of Mother Teresa), Michael Jackson‘s untimely end has made it difficult for anyone else to gain attention. While the King of Pop should certainly be honored for his unquestionable achievements, it’s sad to see his mourning come at the expense of others that have died in the last seven days. After the jump, eight scientists, activists, and celebrities just as deserving of their due. … Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds at Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were sad to hear that Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer; ABC and NBC will broadcast dueling tributes. We decided that we would never, ever purchase these oddly erotic light fixtures. We were excited to find out that Tim Burton’s new Alice in Wonderland movie will actually be a sequel to the original! We were blown away by the design for this new museum that looks like it’s floating on a cloud — unfortunately Zaha Hadid’s “spaceship” library didn’t get the same reception in Seville. We got excited about this new John Travolta and Jonathon Rhys Meyers movie after seeing le poster here. And finally, we rolled our eyes at CBS and NBC’s fall line-ups — sorry folks, nothing much to get excited about… Read More

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