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March 2011

Eyes Wide Open: Mixed Verdict for Woman Who Sued Over Botched Eyelid Surgery

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Marilyn Leisz had several cosmetic surgery procedures on her eyelids. When one procedure left Leisz with bumps on her eyelids, she went to Dr. Paul Parker for another surgery to correct it. After the surgery, Leisz was unable to close her eyes completely or blink without effort.

A verdict returned by a jury in a lawsuit filed by Leisz was mixed.


Fashion Disaster (Relief): 100,000 Pairs of Crocs Are On Their Way to Japan

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As if the people of Japan haven’t been through enough, they’ll now be receiving 100,000 pairs of Crocs.


The Maple Bacon Sundae: If Everyone Jumped

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We’re not sure why people keep trying to fix something that’s not broken, but another strange take on ice cream is here. First it was anti-aging ice cream (which we would try, even if we’re not totally convinced ice cream can replace good skincare), then it was Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream (which we’ll pass on trying), and now we have Denny’s maple bacon sundae (which we’re undecided about).


Facebook Posts Replace Sweaters on Chairs for Confirmation of Fake Girlfriends

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Sometimes you hear about a company and wonder “why didn’t I think of that?” because they’re such obviously good ideas (see: Groupon). Then there are the companies that make you go “why didn’t I think of that?” because the idea itself isn’t all that great, but you know some dimwit will pay for it anyway (see: the Pet Rock): Cloud Girlfriend seems to be one of those companies.


Did Calvin Klein Purposely Soil Its Own Ad Campaign?

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CBS News reported on Monday that pedestrians walking by the latest Calvin Klein billboard in New York City at East Houston and Lafayette have spotted something highly inappropriate in the ad. These folks don’t find Lara Stone’s almost-naked body offensive; rather, they believe a hidden curse word was planted in the photo.


eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion, Will Only Keep a Minority Stake In RueLaLa

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eBay’s announced their acquisition of GSI commerce, an e-commerce logistics and marketing company, for $2.4 billion. The price represents a price per share of $29.25, a 51% premium on GSI’s March 25th closing price. On news of the acquisition, shares in GSI have climbed 50% (as of 12:15pm EST today).


Katy Perry’s Mother Shops a Book About Disappointment With Katy Perry’s Style

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Goodness knows Katy Perry’s style makes us raise an eyebrow, but it’s typically because of the kitsch factor. Apparently, Katy Perry’s mother has raised her eyebrow at the singer’s style, but for more motherly reasons.


Sylvester Stallone, Menswear Designer

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Because it’s so difficult for men to find hoodies, sweatpants, tank tops and cargo pants, Sylvester Stallone is entering the menswear design arena with a clothing line inspired by his characters in Rocky and Rambo.


Mass Custom Style Brands Gemvara and J. Hilburn Expand

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Two custom style brands announced expansion plans today, indicating that mass customization is finding success with investors and customers.


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