You would think they’d be bosom buddies, what with all that ego and flamboyancy, but it seems the veteran king and queen of pop (Sir Elton John and Madonna) are far from a happy couple.
It all started when Elton accused Madge of lip-synching during her 2004 Re-Invention tour. "Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay $134 to see them should be shot."
Fighting talk, for sure. It seems the claws are out once again, with Elton telling Good Morning America he hoped Madonna would "lip sync good" for her Super Bowl halftime show.
“She’s such a nightmare," he said, before adding that "she looks like a f--king fairground stripper."
If the battle seems a little one-sided, consider that Lady Gaga is happens to be godmother to Elton John’s son Zachary. And Madonna has had less than complimentary things to say about Gaga in the past. It’s true that similarities between Gaga’s hit "Born This Way" and her own "Express Yourself" are uncanny. So much for copycatting being the highest form of flattery.
"[Born This Way] feels reductive," Madonna told ABC earlier this year. For what it’s worth, I happen to agree with her.
It remains to be seen if the repartee continues, with Madge striking back at Elton, whose own career has been a little dormant lately. Glass houses, Sir. Glass houses.
New parents are always on the lookout for a souvenir capturing their baby's earliest moments, even when those moments are in utero. Once upon a time baby's hand and foot molds were all the rage. Next it was 3D ultrasounds and DVDs.
The latest in such paraphernalia is the 3D fetus model. For 100,000 yen (about $1,230), Japanese engineering company Fasotec and the Parkside Hiroo Ladies Clinic in Tokyo can create a replica of your unborn baby.
Using an MRI scan of the mother's womb and 3D imaging software, the team uses white resin to create the 90 x 60 x 40-millimetre models known as the "Shape of an Angel."
It's only a matter of time before the souvenir catches on for cash-rich parents in the West.
Would it make a good paper weight or book end? It sure beats a DVD. Cute or creepy?
We've come a long way when it comes to the gender pay divide. We now have CEOs in the top of every corporate tree, but the question is: are we earning equally in the workplace in 2012?
That's what infographic MBAPrograms.org set out to discover. The answer: we still fall an average of 25 per cent short of the male pay packet, even though we still do the lion's share of housework and child rearing.
For lessons in equality we need only look eastward. Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark scored tops for working women, according to the 2011 Global Gender Gap Report.
But before you get too depressed, Canadian women make up at least 62 per cent of university grads; we also make up one-third of federally appointed judges. And leading business ladies like Marissa Mayer and Meg Whitman are paving the way for ambitious women everywhere.
The times they are a-changing, but not nearly fast enough. Why do you think the pay discrepancy exists, if it's not a question of educational credentials?
Courtesy of: MBA Programs