From the cute and cuddly to the unconventional and awe-inspiring, here’s a look at the photos, videos and characters that have our newsroom talking today.
1:30 p.m. ET
Kelly Osbourne Apology
Kelly Osbourne apologized on Twitter for sporting nail polish that costs $250,000 a bottle at the Emmy’s last Sunday…sort of. Osbourne tweeted “I see that my nail polish has offended some of you, however I see your point, but it was a once in a lifetime experience,” along with the hashtag #MyApologizes. “And please forgive me for not regretting it,” she added. “It made me feel like a queen!” Each bottle of the polish created by renowned jeweler Azature contains 267 carats of black diamonds.
12:15 p.m. ET
Los Angeles is bracing for what is being called “Carmageddon II,” the 405 expansion project that begins later this evening. By midnight, the I-405 freeway will be completely closed off between the I-10 and U.S. 101 and will not reopen until Monday morning. This will cut off one of the biggest roads in the city, which is already known for its gridlock traffic, for a full 53 hours. “Carmageddon I” occurred in July 2011 when a 10-mile stretch of I-405 was shutdown for construction, causing similar delays.
11:00 a.m ET
It turns out the Renoir painting that was bought for only $7 at a flea market in West Virginia two years ago may have actually been stolen from a museum 60 years ago. The Washington Post discovered documents in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s library indicating that the painting was on loan there from 1937 to 1951, when it was stolen. Experts confirmed that the Impressionist painting, titled “Landscape on the Banks of the Seine,” was indeed the work of French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir earlier this year and that it was set to be auctioned Saturday. The event has since been canceled due to the new information regarding its origins. It had been expected to fetch $75,000 or more at auction.
9:45 a.m ET
Plane Crash Proposal
Most proposals make a woman’s heart skip a beat but this one was absolutely heart-stopping for Carlie Kennedy. Her pilot boyfriend Ryan Thompson proposed by pretending their small place was going to crash as they flew above the Chicago skyline. He instructed her to read the emergency checklist that had detailed instructions for a “ring engagement procedure.” As she flipped through the pages, she found the words, “Will you marry me?”