Move over Valeria Lukyanova, it's Alina Kovalevskaya's time to shine.
Although, she doesn't like sunlight so maybe she'd rather not shine.
Anyway, 21-year-old Kovalevskaya, who hails from Odessa, Ukraine where Lukyanova also lives, told Barcroft that taking on the doll's appearance was easy.
“I look like a doll. I like big eyes, little nose, small plump lips. I love long hair. My hair is a meter long.”
Unlike the surgically enhanced Lukyanova, new human Barbie says she's never had plastic surgery. Kovalevskaya is mostly concerned with mimicking a doll's facial features, rather than aiming for Barbie's physical proportions, which are impossible to achieve.
Story continues after photos of the latest and greatest human Barbie ..
Kovalevskaya told Barcroft that, over the last 18 months that she's had a few conversations with her rival. They evidently did not go well.
"I have had certain misunderstandings with her after which we ceased to communicate," Kovalevskaya said. "I realized she is not a person with whom I would like to talk to or even be friends."
That's all fine, but Barcroft sadly doesn't ask any of the most important questions:
Is Kovalevskaya racist like the old Human Barbie?
Is she a breatharian like the old Human Barbie?
Is she an alien like the old Human Barbie?
As far as we know, she is just a regular doll who is studying psychology in college, which is snoresville.
But, she is single fellas, so there's never been a better time to visit Ukraine and try your hand at becoming her real-life Ken.
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In order to fix this situation, Jimmy Kimmel contacted some of the nations biggest film critics and asked them to say something nice about Bay.
The good news is that it totally worked! (And we mean that in the most sarcastic way possible).
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.
Sitting next to each other in the stands at Wimbledon on July 6, Victoria Beckham and Samuel L. Jackson found themselves struggling with that whole should I or shouldn't I say hi? inner turmoil. After briefly making eye contact, Beckham attempts to look busy by rubbing her arm while Jackson nervously scratches his bald head. And yeah, since it's not you and your high school ex's mom, it's pretty hilarious:
Celebrities: they're just like us (especially when they're socially awkward).
When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to go gently into the night. I was, and continue to be, inspired by my good friend Nora Ephron. On my 50th birthday, she stood up and said, "I am here to tell you good things can happen after turning 50. I didn't direct my first movie until I was 50." If Nora could accomplish what she did in 21 years, why is it that some people still believe age defines what we can and cannot do? The truth is, it doesn't.
At Huff/Post 50, we believe that society's obsession with youth -- think about all those "30 Under 30" lists -- emphasizes all the wrong values: competition and an outdated definition of success. Instead, we've chosen to celebrate life after 50.
Therefore, Huff/Post 50 and the TODAY show have decided to launch "50 Over 50" -- a celebration of reinvention. At TODAY, they're gearing up for their own 50th celebration: Hoda Kotb will be marking the milestone on August 9th. The idea with "50 Over 50 is to highlight 50 individuals who have made radical changes to their lives, for the better, after turning 50. The initiative will serve as an inspiring reminder that it is never too late to change your life, pursue your passion or prioritize personal happiness and wellbeing over traditional definitions of success.
Do you know someone who has launched a new career, or gone back to college, or started a non-profit overseas, or adopted a child, or taken a really amazing turn after 50? We invite you to nominate someone -- age 50 or older -- who has positively changed their life after the age of 50. (You can also nominate yourself!) To nominate someone, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org -- and please put 50 Over 50 in the subject line:
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Hoda Kob and I, along with Kathie Lee Gifford, Al Roker and Arianna Huffington, will help review the nominations. We can't wait!
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It can't be a good day for Thicke's press camp. HuffPost Entertainment contacted the singer's publicist to see if he'll still partake in the Q&A session given its pointed content thus far. We'll update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, if you're looking for a case study in what happens when a celebrity's audience turns sour, here are some of the most critical things attached to #AskThicke:
#AskThicke why do you see rape culture as "grown men having fun" as you have said previously in interviews?— Hannah Cottom (@Lunchbox_Sweets) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke Any general tips for women trying to avoid men like you?— Emma Cameron (@emmaensign) July 1, 2014
If you had to choose between quintessential misogyny and being a decent human being, how would you combat the feminist lawsuits? #AskThicke— NCEC Member (@DrShafbonculous) July 1, 2014
Do you want everyone to stop being mean to you on #AskThicke? Just kidding! We know you don't want us to stop.— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke If you sang in a forest and nobody was there to hear it would you still sound like a creepy, rapey, pound-shop Justin Timberlake?— Stay Lucky Clothing (@StayLuckyCo) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke do u gel ur hair with the grease from ur own personality— spideypool (@MycroftLuvzCake) July 1, 2014
How often should I delete my internet search history? You strike me as a good person to ask. #AskThicke— Toby Whithouse (@hanniganspiteri) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Support your answer with album sales data.— Helen Zaltzman (@helenzaltzman) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke If a train leave the station travelling at 60km/h at 9am, how tight will I have to tie the ropes securing you to the track?— Dutton Peabody (@MrDuttonPeabody) July 1, 2014
When are you gonna go back to the old Robin Thicke who wasn't a sleazebag and made non-rapey songs? #AskThicke— Chelley (@meisriri) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke if asked if you want salt and vinegar on your chips and you say no but they put it on because no means yes is that ok?— mostly grumpy (@mostly_grumpy) June 30, 2014
And when did you decide that the Creepy PE Teacher look was the style for you? #AskThicke— Scriblit (@Scriblit) June 30, 2014
While shooting the upcoming film "The Intern" in the Cobble Hill area of Brooklyn on Thursday, June 26, De Niro set out to catch the USA-Germany game at noon, Business Insider reports.
According to a resident of a nearby apartment, Warner Brothers contacted his building via email to see if they could help out with the request.
"Our lead actor, Robert DeNiro, would very much like to watch the World Cup game, today at 12p," the email said. "Would it be possible to place a small portable satellite on the building rooftop ASAP and run a cable to the street to help facilitate this request?"
A little while later, they got another email from a neighbor saying that De Niro had spoken to the crew, found a house of people watching the game, and joined on in.
De Niro's publicist declined the The Huffington Post's request for comment.
"The Intern" is the latest from "It's Complicated" director Nancy Meyers. It tells the story of a young fashion professional (Anne Hathaway) who hires an older gentleman, played by De Niro, as her intern.
Buzzfeed reports that Grimes -- who previously played James, the vampire boyfriend of Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) -- quit because the Season 7 script of the vampire-centric HBO show included a romance between his character and the openly gay Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). A source told Buzzfeed that Grimes was willing to play the role so long as "Lafayette [was] attracted to him, but not if the attraction was mutual." He also supposedly objected to any same-sex kissing or sex scenes, but the writers wouldn't change the script.
Grimes' publicist, Craig Schneider, told Buzzfeed the 30-year-old dropped the show over scheduling and chose to pursue other opportunities, including "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "American Sniper."
Schneider was not immediately available for further comment when contacted by The Huffington Post.
TVLine was the first to report Grimes' "True Blood" exit last December. HBO told TVLine it was due to "creative direction." The website dubbed the move "unexpected."
“He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his 'Forever' co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” a source said. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”
Grimes was cast as Christian Grey's brother, Elliot, in the film adaptation of E L James' erotic novel last October. The film began shooting in Vancouver in December.
As a parent, I have done my research in order to make informed decisions about my health and the well-being of my children. America is experiencing a resurgence of pertussis, with more cases reported in the last 10 years than the prior 40 years combined, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is so important for us as parents to know what we can do to help protect ourselves and our babies from this highly contagious and often serious disease. In adolescents and adults, it usually presents as a severe cough that may last for weeks or even months and the milder form is often mistaken for the common cold or bronchitis. But what's especially concerning is that pertussis can be easily spread and in babies it can be potentially fatal. I knew I needed to take action after learning that researchers found that when it could be determined how an infant caught pertussis, family members were responsible for spreading the disease to the baby in up to 80 percent of cases.1 More specifically, parents were responsible up to 50 percent of the time.2
My children are my top priority and I've always put their health and safety first, that's why I didn't hesitate when Sanofi Pasteur and March of Dimes asked me to join the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign to help raise awareness about the potential dangers of pertussis and the importance of adult tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination. As the National Sounds of Pertussis Campaign Ambassador, I am urging parents to make sure that anyone who comes in contact with their baby is up to date on their adult Tdap vaccination to help protect themselves and to help stop the spread of the disease to their babies.
While I have been fortunate that my own family has not been directly impacted by pertussis, the reported statistics are staggering, and the need for education and prevention is imperative. Here is some of the important information I learned in my own research:
• Estimates indicate that there may be as many as 800,000 to 3.3 million adult and adolescent cases of pertussis in the U.S. in any given year.
• Immunity from early childhood pertussis vaccinations wears off after about five to 10 years, so adults who were immunized as children may no longer be protected, making them more vulnerable to the disease, which they can spread to others.2
• Infants are particularly vulnerable against pertussis because they don't begin receiving their own immunizations until they are two months old and may not be protected until they've had at least three doses of an infant pertussis vaccine.
• More than half of babies younger than one year of age who get the disease must be hospitalized.
• In 2013, 100 percent of pertussis deaths occurred in infants younger than 12 months of age.
As parents,the responsibility is ours to help protect the greatest gift we can receive -- our children. That's why I made sure I was up to date on my adult pertussis vaccination and asked my friends and family to do the same. It's so important to know that there are simple steps you can take as an adult to help protect yourself and to help stop the spread of pertussis to infants. I'm asking you to join me in this effort.
Please visit SoundsOfPertussis.com to learn more about pertussis and the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign. There, you can access the Campaign's Facebook application, the Breathing Room, which allows parents to send a brief message to family and friends in their Facebook network asking them to make the pledge to be vaccinated against pertussis, as well as Grandparents' Corner, an online resource that provides customized tools and resources to help grandparents learn more about pertussis.
1. Wendelboe AM, Njamkempo E, Bourillon A et al. "Transmission of Bordetella pertussis to young infants." Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007;26(4):293-9.
2. Bisgard KM, Pascual FB, Ehresmann KR et al. "Infant pertussis: Who was the source?" Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004;23(11):985-9.
By STEPHEN L. BETTS
Willie Nelson's Teapot Party movement, which now has more than 115,000 Facebook followers, was founded after his 2010 arrest for marijuana possession in Texas. His practical (and slyly humorous) advice to fellow pot advocates is to support like-minded candidates.
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"Get out and go vote," he says in an interview with CelebStoner News. "If it's the day to go vote, make sure you go vote before you burn one down. Don't get high and forget to vote."
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The country legend and tireless marijuana advocate admits even he was surprised when pot was legalized in Colorado and Washington state, noting, "I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime, but here it is. The future looks good."
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The 81-year-old performer has even been contacted by the governor's office in Colorado to appear in a public service announcement about marijuana, but has yet to decide whether he'll do it or not. One thing he has decided on is his backing of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, due to her stance in support of medical marijuana. Nelson also has his eye on other changes in the laws regarding pot use and attributes many of those changes to financial concerns.
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"There's a lot of money in selling marijuana," he reasons. "If you can do it legally, that's good. Why should all the criminals make the money? This is what people are thinking. If it's happening, if it's going to be legal, let's tax it and regulate it, like we do with everything else, and make some money off this. I think that's one reason why people are taking this a little more seriously."
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The singer-songwriter, whose "Band of Brothers" album was released earlier this month, reveals he's not a big fan of edible marijuana but does advocate vaporizers. He also notes that his daughter Paula, who was busted for pot possession (on 4/20) this year, has since has her case thrown out and taken off the record.
The actress took to Twitter on Monday, June 23, to point out that the dress Charlize Theron wore on her June Vogue cover is the same one the "Pitch Perfect" star donned in a recent Elle shoot.
She jokingly called out Theron for the faux pas:
Oh Charlize, always borrowing my clothes and being hot and tall and blonde in them. Classic Theron. pic.twitter.com/XSFJcN9ZLt— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 23, 2014
Kendrick's complimenting of Theron's dashing looks falls in line with the actress's history of self-deprecation about her own appearance.
"I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks," Kendrick told Elle in the same issue in which she wears said dress. "I’ve never had a crisis about whether the only reason I’m successful is because I’m crazy hot. It’s not something that crosses my mind."
In her 2014 ad for Newcastle Ale, the actress joked along the same lines: "I was surprised that I even got offered the part, you know, cause I don't think of myself as like, beer-commercial-babe hot. You know?"
Kendrick may perceive herself however she wishes, but in our opinion, both actresses stun in the cutely-stitched number.