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Underwater City Beginning to Emerge
Legend has it that the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion vanished 1,200 years ago, but it is beginning to emerge from the Mediterranean. New video shows a watery grave, 20 miles off the coast of modern day Egypt where statues of pharaohs, ancient Egyptian gods and vast temples are buried in the sand. It’s still a mystery as to why the city sank, but newly recovered artifacts now going on display could hold clues.
Justin Bieber Heading to Space
First it was Justin Timberlake heading to outer space, now add another Justin to the list. Justin Bieber, 19, has signed up for a $250,000 trip onboard the Virgin Galactic, owned by Richard Branson. The Biebs has said he’d like to do a concert up in space, and now he has a new idea. “Let’s shoot a music video in SPACE!!” he tweeted. The “Beauty and a Beat” singer will join fellow stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who have reportedly also bought tickets to space.
Sarah Jessica Parker Launching Own Shoe Line
Sarah Jessica Parker’s onscreen alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, was a shoe fanatic, and now Parker is launching a show line of her own. Vogue magazine got a sneak peek at the line calling it a “serious shoe collection.” Parker said she became a kind of shoe expert by default during her “Sex and the City” years. Her secret weapon for her line? The CEO of Manolo Blahnik is her business partner.