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HERE HE COMES TO SAVE THE DAY!!! BLUE M&M IS ON THE WAY!!!

If you don’t have a favorite M&M color, may I suggest blue! Apparently, Blue can be your cure to a spinal cord injury!! No kidding!!

The University of Rochester Medical Center researchers are saying that the blue dye found in M&Ms and Gatorade appears to help treat severe spinal cord injuries in rats. Their research show that the compound Brillian Blue G (BBG) prevents the inflammation that causes more serious secondary damage to the spinal cord in the hours following the injury!

The injured rats injected with BBG were able to get up and walk, though with a limp. Untreated rats never regained the ability to walk.

The only downside: the injected rats temporarily turned blue!!! Seriously though, I’d go for a blue tinge to the skin if it meant I could walk again following a spinal cord injury! Wouldn’t you?!

For once, feeling blue would be a good thing!!!

What a slap in the face for Canadian actress Rachelle Lefevre… she just found out that Bryce Dallas Howard (yep–Ron Howard’s daughter) will be the new face of the sexy evil vampire Victoria in the 3rd film of the Twilight series… What?! Why?!

Rachelle, who portrays the role in the first 2 films, found herself in quite a bind… a scheduling conflict… a 10 day overlap of the shootings of Eclipse and the movie version of Mordecai Richler’s Barney’s Version. Instead of coping with the overlap, Summit Entertainment chose to recast the role…

A surprised Rachelle released a statement yesterday that read: “I was stunned. I was fully committed to the Twilight saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria. I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules.

“My commitment to Barney’s Version is only 10 days. Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those ten days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for Eclipse, never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap.

“I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the Twilight audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate.

“I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of Eclipse only the very best.”

What a classy lady! I really liked Rachelle in the role of Victoria and I am already leaning towards not liking Bryce, just because of the way this recast was done! hahaha They do look alike… maybe I won’t notice… Good luck to Rachelle; karma will come along and give her bigger better roles!

You Twilight fans upset about this?!

Now scuba divers can commit crimes of fashion too!

Many a lady would say that you can do just about anything in high heels, but sometimes you just shouldn’t try! Who ever thought of scuba diving in heels?! Designer Lisa Carney did! Here are her HIGH TIDE HEELS — they are basically flippers with stiletto heels on them! I admit that they could provide a fashionable alternative for sun-seekers & water-lovers who don’t want the hassle of changing footwear at the beach, but SERIOUSLY?!?!

After doing a bit of research, I found out that Lisa created them for a fashion show at Australia’s Fashion Week in 2002.

Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, the High Tide Heels are not for sale anywhere. This photo (which is circulating the net these days) would indicate otherwise, but I found out that it was taken from an art exhibit in 2006 by Belgian artist Paul Schietekat.

So, if you got excited for this new fashion flop (LOL), I’m sorry! However, with the recent news that Crocs are in financial peril, it might be a good idea to suggest they manufacture them!

Would you walk around with 60000$ on you?!

Our Canadian Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, can now show off her stunning engagement ring designed by jeweler Neil Lane. It’s a platinum ring set with a 2.05-carat pear-shaped center diamond with six baguette-cut diamonds to accent the center stone and 94 round-cut diamonds to give it a contemporary look. That sounds expensive, right?! Well, the estimated cost of such a ring is SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep — one 6 and four 0s before that dollar sign!!!

“I can’t stop looking at it”, says Jillian!

Not that I can blame her — it is a beautiful ring — but seriously, would you wear it?! I would constantly be looking at it, not for its beauty, but to make sure it is still on my finger! I’d have constant paranoia that someone would come up and chop my finger off for it!!! Plus, If you don’t wear it, what’s the point?! Keep it in a box, in a safe, your whole life for memory sake?! Silly… I would have asked for a cheaper ring!! lol

I admit it… I am hooked to the whole “The Bachelor” franchise!!! Therefore, I’ve been glued to the TV every Monday evening for the last little while, screaming at our Canadian girl Jillian to get rid of “I’m-using-you-for-my-career” Wes, get “I’m-not-too-good-at-expressing-my-feelings” Reid back on the show and to test the theory that a guy who can dance has rhythm in bed with break dancer Michael S!! LOL

Last night, for the finale, part of my screaming was heard by the bachelor Gods (or producers!) as Reid reappeared to finally express his love and propose to Jillian… of course, she said no! haha Oops sorry, I should not laugh… poor guy, Reid probably thought that if the producers allowed him to come back on the show to propose, it was because they knew Jillian would say yes… he really did not expect that no 😦

Even though I was rooting for Reid, I myself was in love with Ed (maybe I wanted him for myself and that is why I was rooting for Reid (is there a way to block my boyfriend from reading this!)). I am super happy for our little Canadian Goose! I hope that on tomorrow’s After The Final Rose special, we will find out that they are actually still in love! I really hope for a real relationship for these two — it would make the franchise of the show a bit more reliable! However, if it does not work out — Ed, I’m here for you! (again… how do I block my boyfriend from reading this!! hahaha)

Who was your favorite?! Who were you rooting for?? Do you think the producers just brought Reid on because it was too obvious that it was going to be Ed?!?!

Kim (heart) Ed!!

That is the amount of joints you could do with the 12.4 tons of marijuana that was seized in the biggest drug bust of Middle East History (3rd biggest bust worldwide)!

Last Wednesday, a British Law Enforcement Ship notices a suspicious cargo vessel near Oman and decided to search it. It was in a secret compartment below deck that they found $70 million worth of pot!

The article says that the 12.4 tons of pot “were later destroyed”…

1) Really?! I’d check those Brit ships to see if they are sailing in a straight line!

2) How do you destroy 35 million joints?!

3) More importantly, how do you destroy 35 million joints without getting the whole destruction area/neighborhood high!?

Jokes aside, do you have a clue of how they would get rid of that amount?! I’m sincerely curious! Growing up in Sorel, where helicopters flew over the corn fields every summer in search of Hell’s Angel secret stashes, I always wondered that!!! lol

I’ve always wanted to have 1 original thing at my wedding, like a crazy break down and boogie first dance! Well, this week’s viral video on Youtube has just confirmed that desire and made me fall in love with Jill and Kevin! I have no idea who they are, but I want them as friends and at my wedding! lol

Check out how they started the best day of their life:

Many were offended that they would do such a thing in a church, some even said that such a lack of seriousness is the reason behind so many divorces! I understand the saintliness of the church and stuff, but COME ON! Loosen up!!! Maybe they needed a bit of a boogie at their wedding 😉

What do you think?! My reaction after watching this was that I now had to step up my game of originality for my future wedding! haha I still need the ring first, so I have a while to think about it!!!

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