Arclight Exposes 'Hollywood's Most Wanted' for Charity

The Arclight Cinema in Hollywood put Hollywood's biggest screw-ups on exhibit Tuesday night with "Hollywood's Most Wanted," an art show featuring official mugshots of the rich and infamous with a pop art spin. Artist Rachel Schmeidler used pastel colors and simulated silk screen techniques to beautify the ugly faces of Charlie Sheen, Eminem and an inordinate number of Lindsay Lohans. The onl...

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Star Wars Schwag for Your Office, Bedroom and Sushi Night

Sometimes people like to send us stuff they're selling to futz around with. This schwag generally falls into three categories: Totally stupid, totally awesome and Star Wars stuff. The gear that sends some of its proceeds back to the Skywalker Ranch compound gets its own category on account of the fact that there's so much of it, and that no matter how totally stupid it may be, it's always bette...

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Dr. Kiki Sanford Can Kick Our Ass and Talk Over Our Heads ... and We're in Love

If you're looking for a hot woman who can kick your ass and then explain why gravity makes you fall down, look up Dr. Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford. Sanford holds both a PhD in molecular, cellular and integrative physiology and a black belt in taekwondo. Usually, at least one comes in handy on her radio show -- This Week in Science. Sanford also hosts online TV shows discussing her life amid test t...

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Functioning-Radar Shirt Takes Geeky Cuteness to a New Level

The folks at Thinkgeek seem to have nailed down a certain niche in merchandising: stuff for the unabashed and unashamed geek. Recently we had a chance to try on a prime example, a shirt that lets your lady play along as you live out your dreams of being an X-Wing pilot on a very simplified level. The Locked ON Proximity Sensing T-Shirt spends all day looking for more of its kind. When you get i...

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Deep Sea Cinematographer Chases Horny Whales, Sissy Sharks

You've wondered about guys like Roger Munns whenever you're watching those big-budget nature documentaries. Who lives around schools of great white sharks for weeks, shooting film in close proximity to massive fish willing to snack on human entrails? What kind of men spend weeks underwater just hoping to get on film few minutes of turtles mating? Munns takes those jobs. We caught up with him to...

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Most Ridiculous Star Wars Merchandise From a Lucasfilm Insider

With the annual Toy Fair set to invade New York City on Monday, the new Star Wars line is ready to premiere. There's a cool new voice-changer Boba Fett helmet and a spinning General Grievous lightsaber. Those are the kind of Star Wars collectibles that have a good chance of being a hit with the kids -- but over the years, Star Wars global licensing sometimes pushed the boundaries of merchandisi...

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Dominatrix Specializes in Erotic Hypnosis, the Next Big Fetish

Traditionally, hypnosis has been used primarily for silly sitcom plots and to help people quit smoking. But thanks to the Internet, hypnosis can now be used in the bedroom as well. A little cyber-digging turns up Inraptured, a social networking site for erotic hypnotists and their admirers. It is both a meeting ground for those with a fetish for "hypno sex" and an online advertising hub for "hy...

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Super Sound Gadget Travels Through Time and Space

With all the fuss about "Avatar" and 3D movies, the audio geeks at Smyth Research are offering the equivalent of 3D sound in a pair of very expensive headphones. The Smyth Realiser, which we discovered on a recent trip to Industrial Light & Magic, creates a new "virtual reality of sound." The device works with that specially designed set of headphones to re-create the surround-sound acou...

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Belly-Dancing Princess Leia Looks to Shake Up 'C5'

A Florida-based belly dancer has turned her hips and Princess Leia's gold bikini into a cottage industry, and she's hoping to find a home at this year's Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando. Amira Sa'id dances in myriad styles and costumes, but it's her love of "Star Wars" that led her to don the slave-girl outfit Princess Leia wears in Jabba the Hutt's palace in "Return of the Jedi." "I dance...

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'Top Gear,' Jeremy Clarkson Return Bearing Free DVDs

A new season of "Top Gear," the BBC car show that ranks high on most gear heads' lists of favorite ways to kill an hour, returns this week to BBC America for its 13th season. To celebrate the renewed growl of engines and screech of tires, Asylum tracked down Jeremy Clarkson (who co-hosts the show alongside Richard Hammond and James May). Clarkson first hosted "Top Gear" during its original run ...

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