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George Clooney 'Ball-Ironing' Joke Sparks Actual Surgery

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Er, he was just joking you guys. Via Forbes

Following a joke he made to an Italian magazine about receiving a "ball-ironing" procedure, George Clooney has prompted one Santa Monica spa to offer a very real new surgical procedure called "Tighten the Tackle." Basically a "male-vajacial," the procedure costs $575 and "involves using lasers to remove hair, erase wrinkles, and correct discoloration on the scrotum." [TheCut]

· Forget juicing. One Berlin woman managed to give herself a 16-inch-waist by sleeping in a corset for three years. Though docs say she could lose her mobility, she says, "'My life hasn't changed, just slowed down a little. Now my movement is more feminine." [DailyMail]

· After months of legal battles with Kroma Makeup over naming rights, Kardashian Beauty has finally re-launched. Available through Ulta, the line's stocked with the sister's "natural beauty" picks including fake lashes, liners and mascaras. [Newsday]

· Beyonce is channeling the "power, passion, and playfulness" she puts into her performances into a new Heat the Mrs. Carter Show fragrance to celebrate her world tour, which celebrates her marriage. [BeyonceParfums]

· HairEnvy.com is launching a line of hair tools from Harry Josh, the stylist known for creating styles for Gisele and Gwyneth. Including a $300 blow dryer, the tools should maximize "efficiency and performance" in your hair, while doing exactly the opposite for your budget. [WWD]

· America's sweetheart Donald Trump mocked Miss World's decision to remove the bikini contest from their Indonesian pageant this year, saying "Well, I own Miss Universe so I'm actually very happy about it because if [Miss World doesn't] have bikinis their ratings are gonna go right down the tubes." [TheGloss] – —Alyssa Carroll