Akon Files Lawsuit Over Fragrance; Doctors Test Ways to Treat Acne Patients Online

Before and after. Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage,Steven Lawton/FilmMagic

FRAGRANCE
• Singer Akon filed a lawsuit against Konvict Cosmetics International, which launched a fragrance named Konvict. Akon was in talks to develop a fragrance by the same name, and claims the one that was released is a fraud, done without his approval. He wants the company to stop production. [NYDN]

PLASTIC SURGERY
• Heidi Montag said she has trouble eating a hamburger due to the amount of plastic surgery she has done to her face. Also, the new season of The Hills premieres tonight, as if you needed another reminder. [NYDN]

SKIN
• Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston tested a way to treat acne patients online. The patients submitted pictures of themselves online and doctors recommended treatments based on the photographs. [BellaSugar]

HAIR
• Aspiring dancer Renée Stewart, daughter of Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter, stars in a new Pantene commercial to run in Australia alongside her mother. Rachel said she had to convince Renée to do the commercial, which she agreed to do when Pantene told her she could dance in it. [Sassybella]

MAKEUP
Tom Ford will launch the Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick Collection on June 1. The line will be sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman for a steep $45 per tube. [Racked]

• Lyn Kirby, chief executive officer of beauty chain Ulta, will step down this fall. The $1.2 billion company plans to name Chuck Rubin, the former president of North American retail for Office Depot, as Kirby’s successor. [WWD]

• Jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino just released her second makeup collection for Sephora. [Nylon]