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Pippa Middleton is no stranger to attention. Just earlier this month the 27-year-old - more specifically, her choice of clothing – turned heads  at Wimbledon, temporarily stealing the spotlight of the famous tennis tournament.
Back on the radar once again, Pippa is now slated to appear in a TLC one-hour in depth documentary about her life.
Throughout the special, aptly titled Crazy About Pippa, TLC will interview experts and pals in order to provide insight into the childhood, life, and work of the future Queen of England’s younger sister.
In addition to discussing the infamous dress that Pippa donned at the royal wedding, TLC has hinted that the documentary will include commentary about her possible connection to Prince Harry, as well as her  highly regarded derriere which, as of today, boasts a Facebook fan following of a little over 238,000.
TLC’s Crazy About Pippa is scheduled to hit TV’s across the nation on Tuesday, August 9th at 9pm ET.


The summer season is almost over. If you're a parent that means back-to-school shopping is right around the corner.

And there's one product — one fairly expensive product -- likely to be in high demand for college-bound students in particular: The Apple iPad!

But as dealnews' media editor Jeff Somogyi says there are 10 reasons why you should NOT buy your kids an iPad — especially in place of a more traditional laptop.

"It is a great product [and] I have the utmost respect for Apple," Somogyi tells tells The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task in the accompanying interview. "But in this instance I think that the cost per benefit is a little too high especially when it comes to students."

The tablet device starts at $499 for the most basic model with 16GB of storage with Wi-Fi connectivity.  Meanwhile, the higher-end 64GB models with 3G connectivity start at $829 and expect to pay an extra monthly fee if the wireless Internet plan is enacted.

"You can get a very nice laptop for that price," he says. "You can get a laptop that does everything that your student needs it to do for less than the low end iPad."

Not only can you save money, a laptop will enable students to do all the things they need to do — like write 500-word papers -- easier and more conveniently.

Which brings us to Somogyi's top reasons to not buy your student and iPad for back to school: It's expensive and it's not the best solution for note-taking or editing documents.

If these two reasons alone are not enough to convince your child that the iPad is not the right choice for them, here is Somogyi's full top ten list of reasons why you should not cave and buy your child the iPad:

#1 It's Expensive
#2 It's Not the Best Solution for Note-Taking or Editing Documents
#3 It's Too Distracting
#4 It's Ultra-Portable and Ultra-Droppable
#5 What Makes it Desirable to your Kid is What Makes it Desirable to Criminals
#6 It's Meant for the Enjoyment of One Person, Which Means Social Seclusion
#7 Digital Text Books are a Marvel, but There's No Secondary Market
#8 It's a Status Symbol, Plain and Simple
#9 It'll Already be Old Technology by the Time You Buy It
#10 They'll Also Want a Laptop, Too


Starting this Saturday, you can now get a look at the wedding dress seen around the world in person.

Buckingham Palace is hosting an exhibit with some of the most cherished mementos from Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding day, the most notable item being Kate's stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress which solidified Kate as a global style icon.

More than half a million people are expected to travel to Buckingham Palace to see Kate's wedding dress in person, which was originally viewed by nearly three billion. So special is the occasion that the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen had a private viewing of the spectacular dress today, before it goes on display tomorrow.

The dress stands on a three-foot high circular platform, and surprisingly there are no rails or ropes to keep out the public -- though there will of course be plenty of security. Reportedly, it was Kate's decision herself to give the public a chance to see the remarkable detail put into the already endlessly-copied dress, which is said to be inspired by the late Grace Kelly's wedding dress when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Also on display? Kate's vintage Cartier 1936 tiara (her "something borrowed" from the Queen), her lace wedding shoes and the diamond earrings she wore on her special day, which will be featured in a glass case.

Check out the video to see the incredible dress up close, and for more on Will and Kate's "starter home" in Kensington Palace.


Men and women don't always see eye to eye — especially when it comes to what makes a lady look amazing. While you might find a blunt and structured 'do incredibly chic, there's a really good chance he just finds it weird. In an effort to demystify what guys find sexy, we polled a handful to find out which hairstyles men really do prefer.

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photo credit: Michael N. Todaro/Contributor/Getty Images

Retro Bangs
"I'll always like that sort of late '60s long bangs with longer hair look. Think Mary Jane, Spider-Man's girlfriend. I've noticed that Rose Byrne, who seems to be in every other movie right now, has been wearing her hair this way, and it has certainly captured my attention.
Tom, 33, Book Jacket Designer

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photo credit: Julien Hekimian/Getty Images

Vivid Hues
"Good hair will get my attention from across the room. I really like warm, vivid colors. The style itself, and whether it looks good, will change with the times and who is wearing it, but a great color will always get me."
Tim, 35, Software Developer

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photo credit: George Pimentel/Getty Images

The Ponytail
"I love a simple ponytail and no makeup. I guess that's the sporty look."
Christian, 23, Environmental Engineer

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photo credit: George Pimentel/Getty Images

Long and Simple
"Keep it simple! I like women with longer hair. It can be straight — slight curls are okay — but in general girls should keep it long and in good condition. I like it long because it looks more feminine."
Daniel, 31, Financial Consultant

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photo credit: Eric Ryan/Getty Images

Messy Bob
"My personal fave is a messy bob. I cut my girlfriend's curly red locks this way; it makes the back of her fair neck look so appealing. I've cut most of my past girlfriends hair. They always seemed to like it. I'm a serial bob-ist."
Reid, 30, Illustrator

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photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Short and Punky
"I was always a fan of short, punky and messy black hair look."
Graham, 26, Nanny

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photo credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Long and Wild
"I love long, messy hair. Mary-Kate Olsen and her messy bohemian look is hot. But I can also get down with a really structured short haircut. The trick is to match your hair with your face shape, and more importantly your persona. This may come as a surprise to a lot of women, but guys are much more perceptive when it comes to visual cues than we're given credit for. Though many of us may not be able to verbalize, we do notice."
Stephen, 28, Fashion Photographer

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photo credit: Christina Hendricks/Getty Images

Classic Coifs
"I like the more classic hairstyles, like Christina Hendricks on Mad Men. Of course, that might also be my preference for redheads."
Jason, 27, Copywriter

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photo credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Soft Layers
"I like long layers on a girl; it's more interesting than just straight hair. Blunt haircuts make girls look too harsh, and they're not contemporary — if her hair is too structured, it can be distracting and intimidating. Loose, wavy hair makes a girl look relaxed and approachable."
Tom, 28, Longshoreman

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photo credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Pixie Cut

"I love when a woman feels confident about her face to wear short hair. It's strong and powerful."
Martin, 34, Artist and Entrepreneur


Keeping feet soft and pretty in spring and summer sandals is a challenge. Winter feet aren't quite sandal ready. It may take some doing to get them soft and pretty. It's a battle to keep them that way too. Feet
dry out quickly when exposed to the elements. Beach sand and sidewalk dirt can stick to lotions and creams. New shoe blisters and calluses are an issue too. What about that crusty heel effect? Keeping feet soft and pretty in Spring and Summer Sandals takes a bit of effort, but it's well worth it.

Get Rid of the RoughageWinter means you don't have to show your feet so much. Sometimes we slack off on keeping feet soft and pretty when schedules get hectic. If you start now, your feet can be sandal ready in just a few weeks. Start by soaking feet each night in an oatmeal bath. Use a pumice stone to slough away any rough edges. Sometimes it helps to do this while feet are still immersed. Do not use a razor blade to scrape feet. This can cause small cracks in the skin that worsen rough spots. 

Natural Athletes Foot ReliefIf you have athletes foot, you'll have to cure that first before you start a moisturizing routine. Moisture can aggravate athletes foot and make it worse. Keeping feet soft and pretty means getting them healthy first. Tea tree oil and Vinegar are both effective natural athletes foot remedies. Apply directly to affected areas in the morning and before bed. 

MoisturizeEvery night after soaking and pumicing feet, use a good moisturizer. Do this before your feet are dried to lock in moisture. Using creams instead of lotion brings concentrated help to dry feet. What's the best moisturizer? Plain old petroleum jelly. You may know it as Vaseline, but this is a brand name. Slather it on after soaking feet and don a pair of clean cotton socks. Wear them overnight for deep conditioning. Can't stand socks in bed? Cut a hole in the toes to let feet breathe a bit. Hydrate from the inside out by drinking lots of water too.

Timing is Everything
If you apply lotions in the morning before you slip on your spring and summer sandals, you could be in for a big mess. Lotions and creams may cause dirt and sand to stick to feet and dry them further. Deep moisturizing each night is the best method. Moisture is locked in at night for all day protection without the sticky mess.

Nail CareIf you want soft and pretty feet that will get you noticed, don't forget the pedicure. Keeping nails clean and neatly trimmed is a good start. Avoid gaudy nail colors for spring and summer flair. Pastels lend a flattering hint of femininity to any skin tone. Keeping feet soft and pretty in spring and summer sandals means keeping nails visibly neat as well.

Give Your Tootsies a BreakGiving your soft and pretty feet a break from sandals helps too. Wearing them constantly gives feet too much exposure. Lotion up when inside and pop those cotton socks on. This gives feet an extra moisturizing treatment. Wear socks and lotion while doing housework, reading or just lounging around. You'll have soft and pretty feet for spring and summer sandals in no time.


What you keep in your wallet will determine how at risk you are for identity theft in the chance you lose it. Here are 10 items experts suggest keeping at home.
We all make sure we've got our keys, wallet and phone before we head out the door, but more often than not, we are carrying around things that are better left at home. Some items we carry on a daily basis can be virtually impossible to replace, and others may leave us at risk for identity theft in the event of loss. We checked in with the personal finance experts at LearnVest to find the top 10 things you shouldn't carry in your purse or wallet.
Social Security Card
"You may carry it around thinking you need a back-up source of ID, but these days you don't really need it," says Maria Lin, editor in chief at Learnvest. If your Social Security card gets in the wrong hands, someone could open a credit card, apply for a loan, or even buy a car with the information. It's nine digits, just memorize it.
Your Passport

If you're traveling internationally, of course you can't leave your passport at home, but you can leave it in the hotel safe. When you are abroad, make a photocopy of your passport to have in your wallet for identification along with your driver's license. "If you lose your passport or get mugged in a foreign country, it's such a horrible hassle," says Lin. "You have to go to the embassy, and it's a vacation nightmare." If you're traveling in the U.S., use your driver's license instead. "Your passport is such a primo document for your identity, if someone gets a hold of it, you can really put yourself at risk for identity theft," says Lin.
Passwords/Pass codes
Although most PIN numbers are only four digits long, some people still write them down so they don't forget. "If you store any type of ATM password or even a code for your home alarm in your wallet, you have basically gifted a thief with access to your life," says Lin. If you absolutely can't remember important pass codes, store them digitally on a password-protected phone, but never write them down and leave them in your wallet or purse.

A Non-Password Protected Phone
Today, many people have smart phones that allow them instant access to bank accounts, PayPal accounts, medical records, and more. Even if your phone only accesses e-mail, a thief could easily search for banking or ATM passwords or addresses, according to Lin. "Think about all the things you have digitally stored on your phone. You have to have it behind password protection. This way a thief can still erase your phone's memory and use it for themselves, but they won't have access to your data."
Your Checkbook
"As innocuous as it seems, your checkbook has your bank account number and routing number on it, your address, and possibly imprints of your signature," says Lin. Lin says that if you know you're going to need to write a check one day, peel off one check out of your book and take it with you. If you know you're going to need to write multiple checks in one day, go ahead and take your checkbook, but don't get into the habit of carrying it around with you all the time, Lin says. "You want to prevent someone's ability to just start writing out your blank checks and cashing them."
Too Many Credit Cards
"A lot of people put all their cards in their wallet and carry them with them at all times," says Lin. "But if your wallet gets lost or stolen, that means you're going to have to sit and cancel every single one, and wait a week without any credit cards before you receive a replacement." Only carry the one or two cards you use on a daily basis and a backup, and leave others at home. Also make sure you keep photocopies of the front and back of each card at home, Lin advises. The 1-800 number to call and report a lost or stolen card is very often on the back of your card -- which doesn't do you a lot of good once the card is no longer in your possession.
Too Much Cash
Lin offers the following rule of thumb when it comes to carrying cash: Bring only as much with you as you're willing to lose. "It's good to have a little cash on you at all times for emergencies, but you don't want to carry so much that you're going to feel a real hit if your wallet gets stolen." For people on a "cash diet," Lin recommends bringing only as much cash to cover the day's expenses.
Gift Cards/Certificates
"A lot of people carry these around thinking, 'I never know when I'm going to be passing this store,' but chances are, you're going to forget about it anyway, and if your wallet gets stolen, it's one of the first thing thieves are going to use," Lin says. Gift cards and gift certificates are just like cash -- they don't require ID for use. "Try to leave it at home and take it with you only when you are consciously going to shop at that store," Lin says. "Make it a special excursion; it's a treat to have free money to spend."
Jewelry or USB Devices
"It may sound silly, but if you're changing earrings or heading from a business meeting, it's very possible you may forget and toss these things in the zipper compartment of your wallet," says Lin. USB devices can be bad news in the hands of thieves if they contain confidential files. "It would be horrible to get your wallet stolen any day, but if you're also losing your grandmother's earrings or a presentation you've been working on for months, it's even worse!"
Sometimes receipts can have your credit card information on them, as well as your signature, which thieves could do a lot of damage with. Additionally, if you've just purchased a big-ticket item like a new computer or jewelry, you may need that receipt for warranty purposes. "If you're planning to use your receipts for expense purposes at work, those few hundred dollars of business receipts can just vanish and your employer might not be so understanding," says Lin. "Get in the habit of taking out your receipts every night instead of carting them around with you."


Kaley Cuoco is showing why she's one of TV's hottest actresses with brand-new images taken for the first inflight CBS Watch Magazine!

For the shoot, in partnership with American Airlines for the July/August issue of CBS Watch, on stands now, "The Big Bang Theory" star went sexy with an air travel theme. The magazine cover was one of the many things Cuoco talked about as she also went in detail on her unfortunate equestrian incident last September which left her with a broken leg.

Hear Cuoco talk about her horrific horse accident and more in the video!


'Captain America' Frees Up Box Office Green'Captain America: The First Avenger' debuted with solid numbers over the weekend, knocking 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' off the box office throne.

The new Marvel comic book film accrued $65.8 million, skating past the last 'Harry Potter' installation which pulled in $48 million.

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake had to take honorable mention with their new date movie 'Friends with Benefits' making $18.5 million.


'Glee' Cast Update: Who’s Staying? Who's Going?
"Glee" fans can rejoice to news that is music to their ears: Cast favorites Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer will be returning for the show's fourth season!

When co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy announced that beloved characters Rachel, Finn and Kurt would be graduating at the end of season three, fans were devastated by the prospect of losing some of the series' brightest stars. But Murphy seemed confident that his decision was the right one. He told The Hollywood Reporter, "You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year." He believed this would be an opportunity for the actors to "go out while they were on top."


Amy Winehouse's Father: She Was the 'Happiest She's Been For Years'Amy Winehouse's father Mitch opened up about his daughter's tragic death and said Amy did not seem depressed in the days before she died.

Mitch issued a statement on the day Amy's funeral was held in London. "Amy was the greatest daughter, family member and friend you could ever have. I will talk a lot about her fantastic recovery. Recently, Amy found love with Reg (Traviss). He helped her with her problems and Amy was looking forward to their future together. She was the happiest she has been for years."


ET got the chance to sit down with William Levy, one of the most talked about men in show business due to his association with Jennifer Lopez amidst her split with husband Marc Anthony. William once again expressed his side of the story to clear up any confusion.

"I don't like breaking up families," William declared. "When I heard these rumors, right away I went out because as long as I have known her, she didn't seem like the kind of girl that would do something like that."

William also elaborated on how the timing of it all was unfortunate, due to troubles he was having with the mother of his child. In spite of all the negative publicity he's been receiving over the rumors and alleged underage sex scandal, the telenovela star who's been dubbed as the "Cuban Brad Pitt" is gearing up for the finale of his show "Triunfo del Amor" on Univision.

That's not all for the former model, as he plans to break into films as well as he's currently working on some ideas with fellow writers and producers. "I want to do movies," William said. "I'm the kind of guy who makes my own opportunities.. we are working right now, so we'll wee what happens."

Hear more from the "Cuban Brad Pitt" in the video!


Apple Inc. (AAPL) is set to post a 69 percent jump in quarterly profit when it reports results today, after record buying of the iPad and Mac computer made up for weaker demand for its aging iPhone 4.

Profit rose to $5.5 billion in the fiscal third quarter, which ended June 25, according to the average prediction of analysts in a Bloomberg survey. Sales gained an estimated 59 percent to $25 billion.

While Apple won’t release a new iPhone -- its best-selling product -- until September, the company benefited from the March debut of the iPad 2. According to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, Apple sold 7.7 million units of the tablet last quarter, topping the previous three-month sales record of 7.3 million, set during the holiday shopping season.


10 reported killed in Syrian raids

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian security forces shot dead at least 10 people overnight in a central city where dozens have been reported killed since the weekend, activists and witnesses said.
Mohammed Saleh, a resident of Homs, said smoke was billowing over the city after a night of intense gunfire.
The death toll was confirmed by Syrian rights activist Mustafa Osso and the Local Coordinating Committees, which organize and track the protests. Damascus-based Abdul-Karim Rihawi, head of the Syrian Human Rights League, also said there were casualties in Homs but he did not have an exact figure.
Syria has been trying to crush a four-month-old uprising that has posed the gravest challenge to the 40-year ruling dynasty of the Assad family.
Human rights groups say more than 1,600 people, most of them unarmed civilians, have been killed in President Bashar Assad's crackdown on a largely peaceful protest movement. The government disputes that toll and blames the unrest on gunmen and religious extremists looking to stir up sectarian strife.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Saleh, the activist in Homs, said a wave of sectarian fighting killed up to 30 people there over the weekend. Both said they have the names of the victims.
Witnesses said the violence began Saturday after the corpses of three Alawite government supporters were dumped in Homs with their eyes gouged, prompting revenge attacks by pro-government militias.
But other activists said the toll was lower and blamed security forces for the killings.
The opposition accused Assad's minority Alawite sect of trying to stir up trouble with the Sunni majority to blunt the growing enthusiasm for the uprising. The protesters have been careful to portray their movement as free of any sectarian overtones.
Syria has banned independent media coverage, making it difficult to confirm accounts from the ground.
The pro-government daily Al-Watan blamed the violence in Homs on terrorists and said the army was deploying there.
Saleh, the Homs-based activist, said there was intense shooting all through the night until Tuesday morning in some areas of Homs. He saw smoke billowing from the area amid cracks of gunfire.
"People who don't have important work to do are staying at home," Saleh said.

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