From The Huffington Post:
And you thought Miley couldn't find more ways to surprise you.
TIME's Best-Dressed and Worst-Dressed lists are just two of the magazine's 54 "Top 10" rolled out today for the end of 2013. The number one pick for best-dressed went to the lovely Jennifer Lawrence, for the gorgeous strapless Dior gown she wore when accepting her first Oscar earlier this year.
The number one worst-dressed star of the year, in turn, recognizes another memorable stage moment: Miley's nude bikini-and-shorts combo at the MTV VMAs. The two-piece, hidden under a bizarre furry-faced onesie, made Britney Spears' flesh-toned two-piece outfit at the 2000 VMAs look tame, especially when accessorized with red lipstick, a suggestively-placed foam finger and a perpetually outstretched tongue.
But Miley came close to redeeming herself months later at FGI's 30th Annual Night Of Stars Gala, where she presented the Superstar Award to Marc Jacobs wearing a slinky aqua Marc Jacobs gown. And she looked, much to everyone's surprise, pretty darn classy.
In fact, Miley wore several surprisingly inoffensive outfits this year. But somehow we doubt anyone will remember them with the VMAs still in their memories...
Teyana Taylor lost her partnership with adidas over the beef that occurred on Twitter with Rihanna.
It was back in September when Teyana Taylor and Rihanna had an all-out Twitter war, which involved both parties changing their Twitter AVI and banners to reflect the beef (see screenshots in the gallery above), not to mention getting backed by their respective fan bases. While it seems like awhile ago, apparently the effects of it are still being felt, at least for Teyana, as the G.O.O.D singer was recently dropped from adidas reportedly because of the beef.
The beef between the two singers all started when Rih Rih decided, for apparently no reason at all, to make fun of Teyana's rendition of "Caught In The Rapture" on Instagram. The two exchanged words and more on Twitter, with it ending after Teyana called Rihanna a cyber bully. While the beef never turned physical, adidas still seemed to think it was a good enough reason to drop Teyana.
Teyana was supposed to release an adidas sneaker for Black Friday, and rumors started swirling that she'd been dropped when the shoe never surfaced. A rep for Teyana originally denied that the partnership was over ("Teyana has not been dropped, the sneaker is on hold, no other comments or statement is ready to be issued at this time."), but adidas has since confirmed that it is over.
Speaking to Madame Noire, a rep for adidas said, "We have ended our relationship with Teyana Taylor and do not have any upcoming product launches with her. All I can say is that adidas partner with athletes and artists who blend well with our brand values. We evaluate our relationships with partners based on the values we hold at adidas and we don’t condone violence of any kind."
We wouldn't really consider that beef "violent" and Rihanna was the instigator...but okay.
As a large dog owner mydelf, I know how hard controlling large breeds around kids is...
Some may tout marijuana as a safe, recreational drug with valuable medicinal properties, but toke up your joint and it likely contains mold, pesticides, even dead insects, according to researchers at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
In their genetic studies of marijuana, the researchers found a variety of nasty byproducts in the plant: fungi, mildew and even such bacterial contaminants as e-coli and salmonella.
Much of it could be seen with the naked eye on the surface of plants, said Heather Miller Coyle, a forensic botanist and associate professor at the university, who has built a DNA database of different types of marijuana that has helped federal law enforcement learn where illegal pot growers and dealers get their product.
Now she has turned her attention to public health and is urging states where marijuana is legal to pass strict certification laws.
Marijuana is a controlled substance that is illegal under federal law. But in states where it is used legally for medicinal purposes, there is limited testing, and the testing that is done is for medical potency, not purity.
“Every other medicine out there is controlled and monitored for quality and not administered in a smokable format,” Coyle told ABCNews.com.
“There’s a lot of concern about the way these forms of medical marijuana are grown,” she said. “A lot of the time, they are grown in a noncertified fashion, especially in California.
“They are grown in open fields or illegally on federal park lands,” she said. “Pesticides are dumped on them to prevent damage and increase yield. Some are grown between crops of different species, and chickens are running around and fertilizers are being used.
“They are grown in the wild by people and are not certified by anyone,” said Coyle. “What would the effect be on a person who is immune compromised or seriously ill?”