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Lego, Shell and Greenpeace: Sometimes Your Best is Not Good Enough – Triple Pundit

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014

Greenpeace is an expert at raising awareness about critical environmental issues but the organization is not infallible, and it may have picked a loser with its latest target: the Lego Group. Last week, Greenpeace accused Lego of “keeping bad company” by renewing its longstanding brand co-promotion of Royal Dutch Shell Lego® playsets. Triple Pundit, for one, has published dozens of articles critical of Shell, so we get Greenpeace’s “bad company”…

Star Wars seemed more like Alien in its initial trailer – Vox

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014

In The Dissolve‘s excellent list of the top 50 blockbusters of all-time, the film site’s editorial director Keith Phipps, in a longer blurb on Star Wars, pointed out how so much of what made the film great stemmed from director George Lucas surrounding himself with excellent collaborators. To bring the film to life, Lucas selected favorite elements from a lifetime of omnivorous reading and movie-watching-from Joseph Campbell to Akira…

Residents near Forest Park pleased with Fair STL – KSDK

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014

After three days of fireworks and fun, Fair St. Louis has come to a close in Forest Park.

Freaks and geeks mix with the stars at Melbourne’s Oz Comic Con – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014

Thousands of fans descended on Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Centre on 5 July for the third annual Oz Comic Con. A strong lineup of television stars from the sci-fi and fantasy genre, including Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, was on offer, as well as from cult favourites like Community. Scores of pop-culture fanatics, some dressed in cosplay, were seen lining up for photos and autographs with the stars. At midday…

Freaks and geeks mix with the stars at Melbourne’s Oz Comic Con – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014

Thousands of fans descended on Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Centre on 5 July for the third annual Oz Comic Con. A strong lineup of television stars from the sci-fi and fantasy genre, including Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, was on offer, as well as from cult favourites like Community. Scores of pop-culture fanatics, some dressed in cosplay, were seen lining up for photos and autographs with the stars. At midday…

The Exo Suit Ushers In A New Age Of LEGO Space Exploration – Kotaku

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014

Approved by the LEGO Ideas program last year and in stores next month, the LEGO Exo Suit adds a fresh crop of green recruits to the LEGO space program. Peter Reid originally submitted his EXO Suit project to the then LEGO Cuusoo program back in March of 2012, and I’ve been eagerly waiting for it to become a reality ever since. It made the cut late last year, and now…

Forest Park v. Arch grounds – Better location for Fair St. Louis – KSDK

Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – For the most part, fairgoers we spoke with say they didn’t know what to expect trying to get to Forest Park, or trying to get to the fairgrounds once they got to the park. But something they all say they knew they’d get was food and fun. “I love the way they pulled it off, though. It looks great. I looked like oh my goodness, this…

Giant turkey legs a hit at Fair St. Louis – KSDK

Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014

A 2½ pound piece of meat is all the rage at Fair St. Louis this weekend. KSDK

Freaks and geeks mix with the stars at Melbourne’s Oz Comic Con – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014

Thousands of fans descended on Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Centre on 5 July for the third annual Oz Comic Con. A strong lineup of television stars from the sci-fi and fantasy genre, including Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, was on offer, as well as from cult favourites like Community. Scores of pop-culture fanatics, some dressed in cosplay, were seen lining up for photos and autographs with the stars. At midday…

Freaks and geeks mix with the stars at Melbourne’s Oz Comic Con – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014

Thousands of fans descended on Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Centre on 5 July for the third annual Oz Comic Con. A strong lineup of television stars from the sci-fi and fantasy genre, including Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, was on offer, as well as from cult favourites like Community. Scores of pop-culture fanatics, some dressed in cosplay, were seen lining up for photos and autographs with the stars. At midday…

Navigating traffic at Fair St. Louis – KSDK

Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2014

.(Photo: KSDK) ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The first night of Fair St. Louis in its temporary location at Forest Park drew decent crowds inside, but how were the roads getting there? NewsChannel 5 had crews out and about Forest Park throughout the afternoon and didn’t run into a lot of traffic, but did see a lot of people walking. You have to walk if you park outside or inside of…

Barbie: ‘I’d Like to Connect with You on LinkedIn’ – Boston.com

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

The company’s tagline? “If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It!” Barbie’s page displays career tips, her impressive resume and links to real-life successful female entrepreneurs, including Sugarfina candy shop’s Rosie O’Neill and decorating gurus Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus, who founded One Kings Lane, an online home decor site. The featured female entrepreneurs, or “Chief Inspiration Officers,” are showcased to “pave the way for the next generation of…

Comic-Con 2014: The Complete TV Lineup – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

With Comic-Con quickly approaching, The Hollywood Reporter‘s Live Feed has compiled a look at the TV fare heading to the July 24-27 event at the Convention Center in San Diego.  No Last Minute Comic-Con Pass ‘Resale’ This Year Comic-Con: Linkin Park to Headline MTV’s First Fan Festival, Awards Show San Diego Comic-Con Fashion Show Planned Comic-Con Only Selling Single Day Passes for 2014 Show…

There’s a new ‘Human Barbie’ in town: Another real-life doll – from same city … – Daily Mail

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

Alina Kovalevskaya once friends with ‘Human Barbie’ Valeria Lukyanov They are both from Odessa in the Ukraine The 21-year-old model is searching for her real-life Ken Her YouTube videos have attracted hundreds of thousands of views Controversial model Valeria has been branded a ‘racist space alien’ By Catherine Hardy Published: 12:50 EST, 3 July 2014 | Updated: 14:27 EST, 3 July 2014 88 View comments ‘Human Barbie’ Valeria Lukyanov, 28,…

Security checkpoints at Forest Park for Fair St. Louis – KSDK

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

Security checkpoints are up at the three entrances to the Fair St. Louis grounds at Forest Park. KSDK

SDCC 2014: Arrow Star Stephen Amell Teases Big Comic-Con Plans – IGN

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014

By Eric Goldman What’s Stephen Amell up to at San Diego Comic-Con? The Arrow star will be part of the panel for his series, of course, but today he teased much more is in store. During a longer Facebook post, Amell wrote the following: You know I’m going to be at San Diego Comic-Con International this year, but you have no idea what I’m going to be doing. The Arrow…

Comic-Con 2014: WBTV Brings Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Big Bang, Arrow … – TVLine

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and the upcoming season’s best new offerings at San Diego Comic-Con. Here, TVLine is compiling the latest news. Up first: Warner Bros. TV’s extensive line-up. We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark and check back often! WEDNESDAY, JULY…

Mom Of 6 Has 36 Surgeries To Look Like A Barbie Doll — Did It Work? – Hollywood Life

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014

Lacey Wildd is on a mission to become the most extreme human Barbie. She recently completed her 36th surgery, and thanks to her body transformation we now know it is possible to wear a size LLL bra! Step aside, Regina George! There’s a new plastic in town, and her name is Lacey Wildd, 46. This mother of 6 has gone under the knife a whopping 36 times in order to become a…

Mattel Agrees To Produce More Bald Barbie ‘Ella’ Dolls For Little Kids With Cancer – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thanks to a brave little girl and her mother, Mattel will continue to make bald Barbie “Ella” dolls for children battling cancer. The toy company produced a limited supply of the dolls after two women, Beckie Sypin and Jane Bingham, asked them to make bald Barbies in 2012. They started a Facebook movement for the cause, which gained over 100,000 ”likes” and ultimately succeeded: Mattel agreed to produce the bald…

Fair St. Louis venue change means changes to fireworks – KSDK

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A new, smaller venue for Fair St. Louis means fewer fireworks; but it also means a more artistic display for the Fourth of July. Stephanie Diffin explains. KSDK