Rapper. Fashion risk-taker. Local hero. Now muse. Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Perez, teamed up with Miami artist Alexander Mijares on We Are One, inspired by Mr. 305’s World Cup anthem. Through Saturday, the original — a 32-by-32 canvas featuring the map of Brazil and signed by Pitbull — is being sold in an eBay auction with all proceeds going to TECHO Brasil, a nonprofit seeking to alleviate poverty (starting bid: $6,500); http://givingworks.ebay.com/pitbull. There will also be 20 additional prints of the piece for $250.
Shark Tank works. Pittsburgh entrepreneur Lani Lazzari was discovered on the popular ABC show when pitching her all natural face and body scrubs. She told the panelists about her super soothing products, which can turn a shower into spa like bliss. Bingo! Mark Cuban threw in $100,000 for 33 percent of the business; now Simple Scrubs are selling at Destination Maternity.
Sigourney Weaver and the cast of “Alien” are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo. The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the “Alien” franchise is reprising her role in “Alien: Isolation,” a video game set after the events of the original 1979 film. Weaver, who recorded new dialogue for the game, says she picked up right where she left off in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror masterpiece. “I felt like no time had passed,” she told The AP. www.alienisolation.com.
Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse to put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website. The country singer, one of music’s top-selling artists, has said that he had no animosity toward Apple but disagreed with its approach to selling music. Others were like Brooks and refused to join iTunes until reaching deals, including AC/DC, the Beatles, Radiohead and Led Zeppelin.
Lazy? Who’s lazy? You! It is summer, after all. If you’re like the majority of South Floridians you’re spending a good chunk of the hottest season in the pool. Try this on for size: Lazy Bunz, the ultimate accessory for anyone who wants to chillax. With a unique seat-like shape and soft flexible material, these little contraptions (founded by Ironman athletes) provide stability but freedom of movement (read: cocktails OK). Just remember the SPF. lazybunz.com