Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson set a new record Friday — and not exactly for his athletic prowess.
“We just set a NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for most self-portraits [selfies] taken in record time [yup, a selfie world record exists and your arm gets a helluva workout], Johnson, 43, posted on Instagram at the London premiere of upcoming earthquake thriller San Andreas. A video shows the Rock really working it.
So how many exactly? Let’s just say 105 fans went home very happy.
A Guinness World Records adjudicator was reportedly on site to ensure that “selfie rules were followed.” That means that the full head and neck of people involved must be shown with “no blurring.”
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Dr. Fredric Brandt’s legacy lives on.
The late celebrity dermatologist’s longtime colleague, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Joely Kaufman, will visit Fort Lauderdale’s ULTA Beauty store, 1746 N. Federal Highway, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to offer one-on-one anti-aging skincare consultations. Based out of his Coral Gables office, she is best known for her holistic approach and assisted Brandt in creating formulas for his eponymous skincare line.
“He was a highly respected leader and innovator. His unique techniques have changed the field forever,” Kaufman said of the doctor. “As a mentor and friend, he has given us the gift of teaching us how to approach each face, revealing the beauty within each of us.”
Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m; all participants will receive a five-minute Express Lift Skin Massage. Tickets are $75 and can be redeemed for an in-store purchase. Seats are limited; call ULTA to book your appointment, 954-390-7458.
Sports lovers were excited to meet Chris Berman on Wednesday when the longtime host of ESPN’s NFL coverage and SportsCenter anchor wrapped up the 2015 Broward College Speaker Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
In the presentation titled, “Thirty Years at ESPN: How a Startup Run-Out-of-a-Trailer Became the Biggest Media Behemoth on the Planet,” Berman shared tales of the early days when he covered Professional Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball and darts (really) to moments that defined his stellar career, such as the Sept. 6, 1995, game in which Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive games played.
For his troubles, Berman was presented with a life-size chocolate football by South Florida-based Hoffman’s Chocolates.
BIG IN AMERICA
Turning heads in Miami Beach over the Memorial Day weekend was a Scandinavian visitor — Tove Lo. The Swedish singer-songwriter, 27, rocked a teeny weeny bikini and enjoyed our warm climes. She also posted an Instagram pic of herself walking down the outdoor steps at The Shore Club.
Tove, who was in town for a Y-100 fan event, is seeing her star on the rise in America. How high? Last week she sang her new single, Talking Body, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show amid a dramatic set of white, faceless mannequins.
Last week, Vin Diesel sang one of her songs in an emotional tribute video to Paul Walker. The Fast & Furious star covered Habits (Stay High) posted to his Facebook page. The hit is about having to stay high to stop missing someone.
MUST LOVE DOGS
Keeping up with The Bachelorette? Know that there is a semi local in the mix: Ryan Beckett, a Realtor who lives in Wellington, is vying for the heart of Canadian dance instructor Kaitlyn Bristow. Beckett has made it so far through two shows, so he’s got a ways to go.
In his ABC bio, the six-foot-one 32-year-old says his favorite movies are Braveheart, Sliding Doors and Top Gun and his worst date fear is “awkwardness.” We will say one thing for Beckett, he’s got strong legs and a good heart. The most outrageous thing he’s ever done: “Rode my bike from Florida to California for a dog rescue.”