1. The next time you have to bring a hostess gift, why not try some chicken wing-topped cupcakesSold at Sam's Bakery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the confections come in buffalo chicken wing and chicken & waffle flavors. [Gothamist]

2. Karl Lagerfeld shares some strong opinions to the Paris edition of Metro.  To wit, "If I was a woman in Russia I would be a lesbian, as the men are very ugly." Thank god he's in fashion and not foreign diplomacy.  [Styleite]

3. Graffiti artist David Choe, who stands to earn a bucketload of money once Facebook goes public (he created art for the company's walls and wisely chose stock options rather than a cash money payday) will be on Howard Stern tomorrow.  He may even get naked.


4. An authentic reproduction of Mona Lisa, likely painted by one of Leonardo da Vinci's assistants, was discovered in Madrid's Prado Museum.  The Prado had had the painting for many years but only discovered its authenticity after restorers found a backdrop identical to da Vinci's, hidden behind a layer of black paint. [History Channel]

5. Oh no!  Paz de la Huerta is reportedly not returning to Boardwalk Empire next season.  Guess Kelly Macdonald will have to step up and help maintain the nudity quotient in Paz's absence. [Oh No They Didn't]


6. David LaChapelle's upcoming show at Fred Torres features modern-day representations of Dutch Masters' still life paintings.  When looked closely, exploding bunches of flowers reveal spooky (and sometimes gross) objects nestled in their midst like headless dolls, canned sausages and cheetos.  Yum.  [Animal New York]

7. There's a blog called "Babes of NPR" that shows the hotties behind those soporific, liberal voices.  Ben Bergman: call me.  [The Observer]

8. Vogue's Emmanuelle Alt did a cover of Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" along with some of her model pals. [Refinery 29]