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Rosie O’Donnell Says Tanning Is Safe; Diane Kruger New Face of L’Oréal Paris

• Rosie O’Donnell is under fire after saying on television that she “lives to tan” and that “exposure to the sun isn’t dangerous.” The Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation argued that the comments were “irresponsible” and wants her to make a public-service announcement retracting her comments. [Page Six/NYP]

• Scientists at Australia’s Queensland Institute of Medical Research have discovered that the gene that develops the hair follicle is also responsible for how curly or straight your hair is. Doctors will now be able to predict the texture of a baby’s hair in advance, and some scientists may work to develop a hair-straightening pill to replace metal and ceramic straighteners. [Telegraph UK]

• Mark Salling, better known as Puck on Glee, hates his signature do. “I’m so over the Mohawk,” he said. “It was cool for a while, but … I feel better when I don’t have it.” Even hot jocks are self-conscious! [People StyleWatch]

• Diane Kruger is the new international spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris. So, tell your friends? [InStyle UK]

• Sephora is placing twenty vending machines in small JCPenney stores around the country that hold 50 of the store’s most popular products, including items from Bare Escentuals, Smashbox, and Philosophy. The machines take credit and debit cards and are made by ZoomSystems, the company that designed the Proactiv and Best Buy vending machines seen in airports. JCPenney plans to evaluate the machines’ performances in the spring. [WWD]

• Drugstore makeup brand of your youth Wet ‘n Wild is getting a makeover for 2010. The products now feature sleek, more sophisticated packaging and revamped formulas, with the same low price of $1.99 to $4.99. New blue eyeshadow for everyone! [Stylelist]

• Jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino is launching a makeup line to be sold exclusively at Sephora. Products include Sparklicity Shimmer Dust and Eye Dream Hypershadow, complete with gem-encrusted packaging. The line will be available in February. [Beauty & the Blog]

Rosie O’Donnell Says Tanning Is Safe; Diane Kruger New Face of L’Oréal Paris