Designer Matthew Williamson has partnered with Benefit cosmetics to launch a makeup collection inspired by the 70s and Studio 54. The collection, called The Rich is Back, includes an eyeshadow palette, mascara, gimme fever cheek powder with brush and lip gloss. The collection can be found here on Sephora.com for $34.
Williamson talks about the beauty collection in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. He says his philosophy on beauty for women is the same as his clothes. He says, "It's not about forcing a square peg in a round hole, it is about individuality, accentuating what feels right for you. Makeup is a tool to help women feel confident and positive and I don't think there's one right way. I don't have one defined checklist because I don't have that in my clothes."
Disney's animated film Planes features characters that live in the world above the characters in Cars. The film arrives in theaters on August 9. The main character in the movie is Dusty, a crop duster airplane that dreams of being a racing plane. Dane Cook provides the voice of Dusty. A teaser showed Dusty outracing two fighter jets, so his dream of racing is not as unrealistic as it would seem. This video shows more scenes from the film. Take a look:
The Lego Group unveiled an enormous Lego Star Wars X-Wing starfighter in New York's Times Square. It is the world's largest Lego model. Over 5 million bricks were used to build it. It took 22 master builders over 17,000 hours to complete. The model was made to celebrate the upcoming premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on the Cartoon Network on May 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The model weighs nearly 46,000 pounds. It is 11 feet tall and 43 meters long. The giant X-Wing starfighter has a wingspan of nearly 46 feet. It will be moved to Legoland California Resort following the Times Square presentation.
Lego Master Builder Erik Varszegi says the model is scaled 1:1 to the size of the X-Wing props from Star Wars. It is 42 times the size of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter set, #9493. Take a look:
Runners in a charity fun run were joined by zebras and ostriches at Ireland's Fota Wildlife Park. The zebras and ostriches kept up with the runners from inside their enclosure. It is possible the animals thought the runners were running away from something dangerous and instinctively followed them. Or, maybe they just thought a run looked like a good idea. Take a look:
Cartier explored an ancient goldsmith's technique called granulation to make this gold panther watch. The technique creates spheres from gold wire, which is cut and then heated in a flame. The grains are then assembled one by one and fused with the gold plate to create the panther motif. Cartier says 360 hours of work are needed to create each dial. The amazing watch is from the Cartier d'Art 2013 collection.
Lego has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the longest plastic toy track. The track is 4000.25 meters long, which is about 2.5 miles. It took over 80 Lego enthusiasts two days to put the track together. It took four hours of travel time for the Lego train to reach the end of the track.
The man behind the world record attempt is adult Lego fan Henrik Ludvigsen. Ludvigsen came up with the idea after noticing the large number of rails he had in his personal Lego storage. He placed ads in newspapers and online to obtain more blue Lego rails from all over the world.
Early Apple computers are among items being sold at an auction being held on May 25 by Auction Team Breker in Germany. One of the computers is an Apple 1, part of the first Apple computers built in 1976. Breker says there are only six surviving Apple 1 computers. It is expected to sell for over $250,000. Another Apple computer being auctioned is a rare Apple Lisa-1 from 1983. The Lisa-1 was produced for only one year and was the world's first mouse-controlled computer. There is also a 1971 computer and early home computer kit in the auction. Take a look:
ABC News reports that gas prices are spiking heading into the Memorial Day weekend. Gas prices have been climbing the latest 17 straight days. The nationwide average is $3.66, according to the Fuel Guage Report. The is about 14 cents higher than a month, but a couple cents less than a year ago.
Rebecca Jarvis reports that the Midwest is being hardest hit by high gas prices. Refinery work in the middle of the U.S. is causing record prices, with some area seeing prices well over $4 a gallon. Take a look:
Singer Kellie Pickler is the winner of Dancing With The Stars. Kellie was partnered with dancer Derek Hough. Peoplereports that Kellie's competitors Lisa Vanderpump and Dorothy Hamill thought from the beginning that Kellie was one of the better dancers.
Kellie told E Online, "Derek has taught me so much and he's just such an amazing person and I'm so glad that I got to meet him. I have a big brother in him. We've had so much fun. Win or lose, it's been amazing."
Kellie and Derek scored a perfect 30 with this entertaining jive performance during the finale. Take a look:
Randy Jackson will launch the American Tribute guitar collection on HSN on May 25, 2013. This is the second series of guitars Jackson is offering exclusive to HSN. Jackson is holding one of the guitars from his new collection in the above photograph.
The collection will feature both a solid body electric and an acoustic-electric guitar. The guitars come in five different colors: Randy Blue, Racecar Red, Tobacco Road, White Diamond, and Stars & Stripes. The guitars include an instructional DVD featuring Randy Jackson and Scott Goldbaum, a 15 watt amp, black croco embossed custom hard case, guitar strap, chord chart poster, polishing cloth, 4 designer picks and a certificate of authenticity. HSN says they will be priced under $300.
Jackson says, "In time for Memorial Day weekend I wanted to salute the great people and incredible music of this country with my new American Tribute guitar collection. I am very proud of these guitars and look forward to paying tribute to all Americans live on HSN Saturday May 25th."