Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lance Bass Engaged To Michael Turchin

Lance Bass is engaged!

On Sunday, the former *NSYNC singer tweeted out an image of himself with his fiancé Michael Turchin, along with the caption: "He said YES!! Love this man."

Bass popped the question in New Orleans shortly after the *NSYNC reunion at last Sunday's VMAs.

Bass and Turchin, an aspiring actor and occasional model, have been dating since December 2011.

Earlier, Turchin tweeted: "Happiest guy in the world :)."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Pippa Middleton Engaged To Nico Jackson

According to London's Sunday People, Pippa Middleton has become engaged to stockbroker Nico Jackson.

"Pippa loved seeing Kate go down the aisle and now it is her turn for a fairytale wedding. She couldn't be more sure that Nico is the right man for her. They are such a good fit for each other and their families get on really well. Everyone is so happy for Pippa," an insider revealed to the newspaper.

Pippa turns 30 on Friday and it's expected a formal announcement of the engagement.

Duchess Kate's sister Pippa first came to worldwide attention when she was a bridesmaid at her wedding to Prince William in 2011. It's expected that Kate will do the same for Pippa when her big day arrives.

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Paul Lawrence Extreme Transformation Into Enigma

Paul Lawrence, widely known as "The Enigma", has taken his body art to the extreme covering his body with blue puzzle pieces.

Lawrence is a sideshow performer, actor and successful musician who has undergone extensive body modification, including horn implants, ear reshaping, numerous body piercings and a full-body jigsaw-puzzle tattoo

His tattooing process started on December 20, 1992, under the needle of "Katzen the Tiger Lady," heavily tattooed herself, whom he later married and has since divorced. To date, the Enigma has had more than two hundred tattoo artists work on him, with as many as twenty-three underway at one time.

The Enigma was raised in Seattle and began studying music when he was six years old. In 1991, he was a founding member of the Jim Rose Circus, with which he toured until 1998. The Enigma then toured with Katzen, playing music and doing sideshow performances under the moniker "Human Marvels".

He performed at Universal Studios Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights event in fall 2007 with Serana Rose, performing several tricks with fire, electricity, power tools, blades, sword swallowing, pushing a moving power drill up his nose and swallowing various liquids, pumping them out of his stomach and swallowing them again. He has also performed at Detroit's Theatre Bizarre.

What do you think of Paul Lawrence's, aka "The Enigma", extreme transformation into an enigma?

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Erik Sprague Extreme Transformation Into Lizard

Erik Sprague, widely known as "The Lizardman", has taken his body modification to the extreme in order to look like a lizard.  

Sprague, 41, before following his dream as a freak show and sideshow performer, was a Ph.D. candidate at the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. 

In his own words: "I was a national merit scholar finalist, attended Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY) on a full academic scholarship and received a BA with Honors in Philosophy in 1994. In 1996 I began doctoral studies in philosophy at the University at Albany (Albany, NY). I left my doctoral work (ABD) in 1999 in order to pursue career opportunities as a performance artist full time".

After he began his transformation, he lives as an artist and an entertainer. He makes his living performing around the world. His show typically consists of a mix of stand-up, spoken word and sideshow stunts. He is also the front man for the band Lizard Skynard and he hosts the Jägermeister Music Tour, with bands including Disturbed, Slayer, and Slipknot.

His body modifications include the following: sharpened teeth, full-body tattoo of green scales, bifurcated tongue, subdermal implants and recently green-inked lips.

According to rumors, Sprague wished to get a tail transplant, but The Lizardman dismissed the rumor claiming that it would be impossible.

When asked about his body modifications, The Lizardman responded: "I have undergone an estimated 650-700 hours of tattooing. I have had several piercings, of which I currently retain and wear jewelry only in my half-inch diameter septum. Due to a severe reaction I stopped wearing jewelry in my one inch earlobes in February 2009 at which time they were unofficially the strongest pierced lobes in the world having successfully pulled cars on several occasions. As of 2012 I have begun working on building up my ears for lifting and pulling stunts once again. I have had five Teflon horns subdermally implanted above each of my eyes to form horned ridges. Four of my teeth have been filed into sharp fangs. And my tongue has been bifurcated".

As for who performed the modifications, The Lizardman was quoted as saying: "I have recently (2011) begun to have work done by Adam Walsh (Triple Crown, Austin, TX).  Other artists who have worked on me include Mike Tidwell of Dallas, TX and Mad Pup of Plattsburgh, NY. I pierced and stretched my own earlobes. Keith Alexander pierced my septum and then I stretched it. My implants were performed by Steve Haworth of Phoenix, AZ. My teeth were filed by Dr. Harvey Winter in Albany, NY who I was referred to by Dr. Lawrence Busino who split my tongue".

Before becoming The Lizardman, Eric was thinking a lot about his transformation. "At 18 I was so in love with the idea of being fully tattooed. I sketched and made lists of different themes. I thought of a maze at one point and polka dots and I would talk about my ideas with people and gauge reactions. I broke my design into pieces, it all started on my back", Sprague noted.

When it comes to define himself, Eric candidly admits: "I am a professional freak." 

It has to be mentioned that The Lizardman lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Meghan and their pet ferrets.

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Nelson Mandela Released From Hospital

Nelson Mandela was released from hospital after three months of treatment on Sunday despite numerous web rumors that claimed he was dead.

Mandela, 95, remains in poor health, but doctors insist he will be able to receive sufficient intensive care at his own residence.

The former President of South Africa was hospitalized with a lung infection back in June.

Early on Sunday, a false rumor alleging that former U.S. President George H.W. Bush had supposedly confirmed Mandela's passing circulated on twitter.

It is not the first time a death hoax has spread about Mandela.

Mandela is still in critical condition, but he returned home for the first time in 12 weeks.

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Kate Bosworth Married Michael Polish

Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish are married!

The pair tied the knot on Saturday at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana.

Bosworth, 30, and Polish, 42, announced their engagement in August 2012.

It is Bosworth's first marriage; Polish has one daughter with ex-wife Jo Strettell.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Maria Jose Cristerna Extreme Transformation Into Vampire

Maria Jose Cristerna, widely known as "Mexican Vampire Woman", has taken her body art to the extreme in order to look like a vampire.  

It is hard to believe that Cristerna was a former lawyer from a deeply religious family who tied the knot at the age of 17.

Cristerna, now 37, is also a devoted mother of four who abandoned her career as an attorney to become a tattoo artist. The reason she made such a drastic life change was the suffering years of domestic abuse.

Cristerna thinks that her vampire-inspired transformation began at age 12 when she got her first piercing. At age 12, Maria had her ears pierced with large jewelry and started stretching her earlobes. At 14, Maria convinced her dad to take her to get a tattoo and she got the first of many tattoos: a large black star on her shoulder. 

Twenty years later, Maria has nearly 50 piercings and her body is almost 100% covered in tattoos…In addition to the body art and piercings, she also has subdermal implants into her skull to give the appearance of horns, as well as in her chest and forearms. She also got a vicious pair of fangs, which are permanent and are the result of cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

"The horns I have are a symbol of strength and were implanted without anaesthetic," Cristerna was quoted as saying.

"I had the fangs done because I loved vampires as a little girl and I changed the color of my eyes so they were how I really wanted them to be," Cristerna revealed to the Sun.

Cristerna flaunted her image at a tattoo exhibition in Monterrey, Californa, but her transformation is not complete as she claims she wants to have more titanium horns implanted in the back of her head.

"The "Vampire Woman" was not something I thought of, it was a name that one of Mexico's major television stations baptized me with," she opened up to ABC News in one interview from the tattoo expo. "It doesn't necessarily bother me because it has helped me transcend to a new level. Yes, I do like vampires but they are only a dream, a fantasy," Cristerna admitted. 

She explained to the HuffPost Weird News through a translator: "It's my vampire dream to be immortal! I have always loved Ripley cartoons, and have admired Ripley's since I was a little girl, so my dream came true."

Cristerna's dream though would not be fulfilled without the hard work of Ripley's sculpture team, led by Bruce Miller.

Miller told HuffPost Weird News: "Her head has been the biggest challenge. She has really long hair - dreadlocks - and we had to hoist them up over a light fixture to keep them out of the way."

"The hardest part is going to be duplicating the tattoos," Miller noted, adding: "They are so intricate. We have a lot of hours ahead of us."

Cristerna noted: "I'd like to remove the floating ribs to decrease the size of my waist and have more implants in my arms. It's a woman's vanity to want to look better!"

It has to be noted that Cristerna is considered the most modified woman in the world. Despite her bizarre looks she states that she lives a "normal life", working at her tattoo shop and helping her children with their homework.

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