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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dancing With the Stars Recap ? Week 6: ?GUILTY PLEASURES NIGHT?

It?s ?Guilty Pleasures? night on Dancing with the Stars, and that means ballroom performances to songs we?re all embarrassed to like, aka my iTunes library. With stars giving mostly good performances, some surprises of the night include the resurrection of music group Hanson, a ballroom mishap from someone other than Kirstie Alley, and the first [...]


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Too Much? Breast Reduction

Reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction, is a good cosmetic surgical procedure for a woman experiencing health problems and/or extreme self-consciousness associated with very large, heavy breasts. The goal is to give the woman a more attractive look with smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. She will then benefit [...]


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Update: Miss California Is Fired After All

Well, it looks like Shanna Moakler is about to have the last laugh! Donald Trump has reportedly told TMZ that he gave "the green light" to fire Carrie Prejean as Miss California.

Trump said: 'To me she was the sweetest thing. Everyone else -- she treated like s**t.' "

Trump also said Carrie has refused to appear at about 30 events as Miss California, despite being contractually bound to appear.

And after all that drama!What in the world is Carrie thinking???

Update: Click on the click here to continue reading link below to see Carrie's and Shanna's responses to the firing!

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Celebrity Pictures With Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck

Both Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were spotted out today, just not together. Jennifer was seen making her way back to her car after doing some shopping at Williams-Sonoma. Seems Jennifer loves the store as much as we do! I … Continue reading


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Katy Perry's Australian Purr Perfume Launch

Adding to the slew of celebrity-fronted scents, Katy Perry launched her new "Purr" fragrance in Melbourne, Australia earlier today (April 30).

The "E.T." singer looked radiant as she posed with her cat-shaped perfume bottle, wearing a shiny black and purple dress and black peep toe Christian Louboutin pumps.

Meanwhile, Katy, who is married to British funnyman Russell Brand, has just filed suit against Australia's "NW" magazine after they printed a claim that the she was involved in an "intimate relationship" with record producer Benny Blanco.

Perry filed legal papers against the publication earlier this week, which read, "By reason of the publication of the article the plaintiff (Perry) has been gravely injured in her reputation and feelings (and) has suffered distress, embarrassment and humiliation."


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Super Groovy Wall Art Decals

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Problem: Your walls are boring.

Solution: Add a wall art decal.

It's really that easy.

Decals come in many shapes and sizes. The popularity of wall decals has increased exponentially since they first came on the scene a few years ago. Here are a few decal-centric ideas to help pull your white walls out of the doldrums.

The Basics: How to Apply Wall Art Decals

Decals are versatile, quick, mess-free and easy.

These days the selection is endless, ranging from words to retro graphics to custom silhouettes. Vinyl decals don't leave any glue residue behind and most are removable, which is great for apartment dwellers!

Sister site PopEater has a comprehensive set of detailed directions for successful decal application. Make sure to clean all surfaces, and make sure that it has been smoothed onto the wall bubble free.

If you don't like it, don't worry. Most vinyl decals are removable. You can use a hair dryer to get it off the wall -- without damaging the surface.

Say Something With Decals

Decals don't just have to be pictures, according to ShelterPop. They come in letter and word cuts.

Besides beautiful imagery, wall decals now come in the form of quotes and letters. A few companies even offer the option to create custom decals, so you can say whatever you want, however you want to say it!

Twitter, statement tees and Facebook walls have allowed us to easily express our moods and what's on our minds. Why not articulate on your actual walls?

Blik created the custom wall decal shown above, which looks more like wallpaper, and sites like Wall Candy Arts, Vinyl Silhouettes and Hu2 will do the same.

Starch Fabric Decals

Sister site DIY Life suggests using corn starch to paint a fabric onto your walls!

Jessica at How About Orange made homemade starch, sketched out her plan, cut out fabric, then applied the homemade starch to the fabric (pictured right). She then applied the fabric to her door, smoothing out any air bubbles she encountered along the way.

Jessica used double-stick tape to see how the fabric would first look arranged on her door. She advises that when taking the fabric off the wall, all you have to do is peel off the pieces and wipe off any leftover starch with a damp cloth.

And On the Fancier Side ...

For some more elaborate store-bought schemes, check out this PopShelter article. Though the plans require precision and many pieces, you'll find it worth your while when a scene from Donkey Kong winds up on your wall.

Architect Scott Flora and food writer Jerinne Neils originally created the wall graphics for their home in Venice, California. Many of the colorful designs have a playful, cartoonish quality perfect for a child's bedroom. Think whimsical animals, storybook cityscapes, sci-fi robots and vintage video-game graphics.

But silhouettes of furniture, chandeliers and china, vibrant flora and fauna, virtual bookshelves and abstract motifs could crop up in any room in need of visual flair.


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Quickies: Emma Watson Calls Brown Bullying BS & Zooey Deschanel Knocks Off The Frisky!

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  • Emma Watson posted a message to the media and her fans on her personal web site to say rumors she is leaving Brown because she was cruelly teased by students is untrue. "I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This '10 points to Gryffindor' incident [a "Harry Potter" reference that kids supposedly said when Emma answered a question correctly] never even happened," Emma wrote. "I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair." Emma said she's not sure if she'll be turning to Brown in the fall because she hasn't decided yet and requested people stop speculating. []
  • Lindsay Lohan's community service at a women's shelter might include teaching acting. Haven't these poor women been through enough? [PopBytes]
  • I'm sorry, but I just can't get enough of the royal wedding's frowning three-year-old bridesmaid, Grace van Cutsem! [PopEater]


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Watches for Fashion and Time

Although the main purpose of a watch is to tell time, it has evolved as a fashion statement over the centuries. The era of the hourglass watches and sundials is long gone. Watches are now considered to speak volumes about the wearers standing in the society.
Earlier, there were only pocket watches that were [...]


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Photos | MTV Buzzworthy: Britney Spears Walks The Aisle At Friend's Wedding

MTV Buzzworthy: Britney Spears Walks The Aisle At Friend's Wedding

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Britney Spears ?Til The World Ends? Music Video World Premiere!

It’s here! Britney Spears has officially debuted the video to her new song ‘Til The World Ends’ from her new album, ‘Femme Fatale’. Available exclusively through VEVO, the video which takes place on December 21, 2012 features lots of skin, … Continue reading


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Charlie Sheen Redeems Himself In Chicago

Normally, I don’t wish failure on anyone, but I have to admit, I was kinda hoping Charlie Sheen would head back to LA and, who knows, maybe get the help he needs after flopping in Detroit on Saturday. However, Charlie … Continue reading


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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton

  Why Kate Could Be A 'Posh' Bride

The palace just announced the schedule for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and was forthcoming on plenty of details (two receptions! five bridesmaids!) except one -- who will be designing the wedding dress. Kate is reportedly determined that no one learn the name of the designer because, says one royal insider, "She wants William to be wowed when he sees her walking down the aisle in the Abbey." No doubt he won't be the only one who will be dazzled.

Who will Kate choose to dress her for the most important day of her life? The name of the designer who will be creating the most photographed dress of the year is said to be one of the most closely guarded secrets in recent memory. While McQueen's Sarah Burton has been on the media's short list for months (she has denied it), there are other contenders like one-time Princess Diana favorite Bruce Oldfield who is also said to be in serious contention. Lookonline's entertainment editor Diane Clehane reveals why she thinks Catherine may opt to be a 'Posh' bride on her wedding day and give Victoria Beckham the PR hit of a lifetime. Read the inside story and get the hour-by-hour wedding day schedule here:

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Lady Gaga Performs "Judas" Live on 'Ellen'

Lady Gaga Performs "Judas" Live on 'Ellen'

Whenever we start to think Lady Gaga is getting over-exposed, she reminds us what an incredible talent she really is. On Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Gaga showed off her serious vocal and dance skills with the live premiere of her new single "Judas." Dressed in what appeared to be a sexy deconstructed rain poncho, the 25-five-year-old singer rocked the crowd to a standing ovation. Watch below!

During the interview portion of the show, Gaga -- wearing a black mini-dress with giant cut-outs in the bodice, accessorized with dramatic long gloves and a wide-brimmed hat -- talked to her friend Ellen DeGeneres about the meaning behind "Judas."

"Do I feel like a loser sometimes? Of course. We all feel like losers sometimes," said Gaga. "I said to the fans last night, some of you may feel like Judas, and I swear I just saw so many of them just burst into tears so quickly. You may feel misunderstood by the world and that is how I feel sometimes. I really celebrate my identity and urge you to feel impassioned by what is magical inside of you. I live happily between reality and fantasy at all times."

When DeGeneres joked that Lady Gaga was incapable of wearing jeans and sneakers, Gaga admitted that she's not always a glamour queen. In fact, she often spoils her costumes and makeup by falling asleep in them.

"My best friends always call me a beauty queen disaster," Gaga confessed, "because I wake up and my wig is falling off my head and my fake mole is on the other side of my face."

Watch the interview segment below!


Gaga's new album Born This Way drops on May 23.


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Going to ?X?-tremes

Extremely kinky Givenchy - Fall 2011 Collection
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You know the Judy Collins song, ?Both sides now?? Well, this has always applied to fashion, and I always start humming it to myself during the collections, because there is never just one theme or trend that emerges from the runways of the international shows. And even when there are overridingly predominant moods and themes, thankfully, there are always, flip sides and choices (multiple choices it seems); sometimes, these exist within the same collection. I always view this dichotomy as representing all the different sides of a woman, and in the best cases, great design should enable her to tap into her multiple personality.

Extremely red, tactile & extravagant Ralph Rucci - Fall 2011 Collection

Without sounding like a shrink, let?s just say that most of us are probably a bit ?schizophrenic? and ?bi- polar?; (okay - so I?ll admit that I am, and I love to have fun with it). But is it just me, or did these extreme ends of the spectrum seem even more pronounced, exaggerated, and well, ?X? treme this time around (and I mean that literally!) Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous (or visa versa, depending on your "take").

Extremely monastic Hermes - Fall 2011 Collection

To wit: there were suggestive, kinky clothes that almost left nothing to the imagination, but there were also offerings so demure and monastically covered up from head to toe, the models looked like members of a religious order. There were designs that were ?textbook? ?man repellers? (check out, but at the same time, there were plenty that could best be described as alluringly provocative and seductive.

Extremely oversized Stella McCartney - Fall 2011 Collection
There were styles so body obscuring, bulky and oversized, it oft times appeared the models had collectively gained weight (of course they were really just wearing what could be described as high fashion ?fat suits?), but there were also body conscious, second skin numbers; there were flamboyantly ostentatious uber luxurious furs juxtaposed against relatively ?plain Jane cloth coats (I always think of Richard Nixon describing wife Pat?s cloth coat as a ?modest Republican? cloth coat); there was supremely urban, streetwise, utilitarian fashion juxtaposed against moments of completely fantastical flights of fancy.
Extremely plaid Thom Brown - Fall 2011 Collection
There were whimsical, funny, and humorous styles (though truly, who wants to spend into the thousands of dollars just to have a laugh?). And yes, there were just as many, if not more, that looked bookwormishly serious. There many items blatantly borrowed from the boys (not just boy meets girl but boy-oh-boy!), and others that were almost exaggeratedly feminine and all girl.

Extremely delicate Marchesa - Fall 2011 Collection

There was ?clean and mean? minimal, and there was completely over the top, and to the max; fuzzy wuzzy, highly textural fabrics, and flat, one dimensional weaves; barely there soft as a whisper nude skin tones and screamingly loud high impact colors and patterns (sometimes used in one outfit to heighten the effect). There was optic white, and (lots of) noir. Flat, mannish, heavy oxfords co existed with highly seductive come hither sky high heels; pants so skinny they resembled leggings, but also, there were pants so long and full, they looked like skirts. I think you got the picture.

Extremely nude Michael Kors- Fall 2011 Collection

But alongside the manic, schizophrenic flip sides of fashion on display, this past season was nothing if not about the element of surprise. Hey, what can you expect from a season in which the Paris ready to wear shows kick off with the news that John Galliano was promptly fired from Dior because of alleged drunken, anti Semitic rantings (I guess you can say, ?anti-Semitism is the new black??), and instead of Mr. Galliano walking down the runway in his characteristically plumed and costumed splendor, when the Dior Show ended, out came the white lab coat clad members of the atelier. And later on in the week, Christophe Decarnin was a ?no show? at his Balmain show (WWD cited the reasons as an ?apparent breakdown?.)

Extremely chic and streamlined Celine - Fall 2011 Collection
?Still, who could imagine that the essential basic black turtleneck would ever be replaced by the optic white turtleneck, or that the models would seem to have collectively put on pounds? (of course, they didn?t, they were just ?hiding? beneath bulky oversized body obscuring designs). Or that the models on Karl Lagerfeld?s Chanel runway would, well, be made to look just like him (minus the silver white hair and ponytail of course). Or that Alber Elbaz, the king of feminine flourishes and embellishments, would go uncharacteristically subdued and minimal this time around? Or that floral prints (the kind that many plugged in fashion insiders would normally ?poo poo?) would be embraced by such influential, edgy designers such as Nicolas Guesquiere for Balenciaga, Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy, and Raf Simons for Jil Sander?

Extremely mixed to the max Oscar de la Renta - Fall 2011 Collection

Or that the lowly poncho (like the ones we wore at summer camp to ward off the inclement weather) would be given haute couture like status? Or that white shoes and boots could be made to actually look appealing (well, not everywhere but on some runways). Or that the ubiquitous boyfriend jacket of many seasons, would be replaced by the boyfriend coat? Or that Marc Jacobs would once again, not only start his show on time, but 10 minutes early? (Almost guaranteeing that next season, everyone will show up early and will have to wait for two hours for the show to begin). Oh, the joys of fashion.

-Marilyn Kirschner


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Ke$ha - We R Who We R

We R Who We R

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  • Director: Hype Williams


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Ashley Tisdale, Alyson Michalka, And AJ Michalka On The Set Of ?Hellcats?

Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka were spotted on the set of their new hit show ‘Hellcats‘. Also filming with them in Vancouver is Aly’s sister AJ Michalka, who is doing a 2 episode guest-starring stint this season. I wonder how … Continue reading


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Photos | "Michael Jackson's This Is It"

"Michael Jackson's This Is It"

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January Jones: Baby On the Way!

Making quite the surprising announcement, January Jones has announced that she's expecting her first child!

The "Mad Men" star's rep told People magazine, "January Jones is happy to announce that she is expecting her first child this fall."

Of the baby news, a source close to the actress said, "She's really looking forward to this new chapter in her life as a single mom."

Meanwhile, details surrounding the baby's father have been kept under wraps at the current time.


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Whoopi Goldberg And Donald Trump Get Into Heated Argument On ?The View? (VIDEO)

Wow, I didn?t happen to catch The View yesterday, but apparently there was quite the exchange between show host Whoopi Goldberg and guest Donald Trump. Trump decided to raise the issue of President Obama?s birth certificate raising the ire of … Continue reading


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stars Other Talents Quiz! Guess the Hidden Skills of Hollywood Fame

By now we know all about the hidden skill of Mike Tyson: Pidgeon Racing. But what are some other star’s talents we aside from what made them famous? Find out below! From line-dancing to knitting, some of our favorite celebs have some pretty weird hobbies. Can you match the celebrity below with their secret skill? Do you have your answers to the Stars Other Talents quiz? Check them below! Leslie Mann ? Unicycle Rider. Yes that’s right! One of the better party tricks around is Mann’s strange talent of riding around on one wheel. Whatever floats your boat! Bob Barker- Karate expert. You heard it right. Mr. Price is Right is a pro martial arts expert who even trained with the legendary Chuck Norris! If you remember, he showcases his hand to hand combat skill is Happy Gilmore. Jason Lee ? Pro Skate-Boarder. You may now only know him for ?My Name is Earl,? but Lee used to tear up the half-pipe back in the day. He was actually the first person alongside Tony Hawk to get a signature shoe with Airwalk. Go figure! Selma Hayek ? Olympic Gymnast. Yes Selma’s always kept a tight figure, but I would have [...]


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Smythe Sightings

It’s Smythe Sightings, so many pretty and wonderful things that come with sharp and smart blazers / dresses, and wonderful accessories that scream equestrian. Magazine browsing is something that I’ve been lacking incredibly lately, and as part of my catchup I’ve forced myself to document better. Smythe pictured in FASHION Magazine above. Platform pumps and [...]


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Amy Winehouse Booed Off Stage During Concert In Dubai

Well, she looks like she?s doing much better! Amy Winehouse was spotted at London?s Heathrow airport after returning from a concert in Dubai where she was booed off the stage! The Mirror reports that Amy appeared to be ?incoherent and … Continue reading


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Luxurious Lingerie from Boux Avenue

Boux Avenue lingerie collection for Spring/ Summer 2011 features burlesque, vintage and simply luxurious pieces. Everything from hot ensembles including bras and panties in delicate colors, to unusual bodysuits and Valentine satin corsets look beautiful.


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Photos | 'Michael Jackson's This Is It' Trailer Frames

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The Celebrity Fashion Phenomenon: What is So Alluring About

The Celebrity Fashion Phenomenon: What is So Alluring About It?
Do you have a favorite movie star or television star? If you do, have you ever wondered what their personal life was like? If you have, you are definitely not alone. In todays society, it seems as if many individuals are interested in [...]


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Flapper Style: The Great Gatsby

� � The flappers of the early ?20s presaged the hippies of the ?60s: bright young rebels who rejected cultural norms and embodied a fresh youth culture. These smoking, dancing daredevils abandoned corsets and idealized a slinky, androgynous silhouette?bobbed hair and all. Their shift dresses were designed to hide curves and embrace movement with drop waists, beaded fringe, and flowing [...]


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No Oprah Winfrey On My TV

Mark sent me this because, like Wendy Ho, I don't know what I'm going to do when the clock hits four this fall.

Via Joe. My. God.


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"Better Bets: The Best of New York" - by Rhonda Erb

Chances are you have forgotten your New Year?s resolution to eat right. This gourmet tuna can help get you back on track. Tonnino offers a variety of flavors, packed in olive oil or spring water, that are an excellent source of lean protein and omega-3 essential fatty acids. Visit their website for delicious recipe ideas.

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Gallery: Celeb Style from Coachella Music Festival 2011

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The annual Coachella music festival in Indio, California regularly attracts the hippie, brown-skinned eccentric set stoked to hear a little groovy music. This year Lauryn Hill, Kanye West and Erykah Badu rocked the crowd and along with others brought out their best boho chic looks.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Adele Says Beyonce Helped Her Overcome Anxiety

British songstress talks stage fright and body image in Rolling Stone cover story.
By Gil Kaufman

Photo: Larry Busacca/ Getty Images

While she was besting Britney Spears on the American album charts and helping to lead a new British invasion, U.K. soul pop diva Adele also landed the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

And though the cover marks yet another milestone of her rising fame, Adele isn't immune to some of the same fears as the rest of us, say, stage fright. Despite her calm assurance in the studio and apparent ease at coping with her sudden success, the Grammy winner told the magazine that she still has nervous nights.

"I'm scared of audiences," she said. "One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous, I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

And it's not just audiences that freak her out, it's other celebrities. But the singer revealed that she has drawn some strength from an unlikely source: Beyoncé. "I was about to meet Beyoncé and I had a full-blown anxiety attack," Adele said. "Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.' "

When she later found herself on a balcony, crying hysterically, Adele asked herself, " 'What would [Beyoncé's alter ego] Sasha Fierce do?' That's when Sasha Carter was born." The composite of Sasha Fierce and late country icon June Carter is pulled out whenever Adele needs to give herself a shot of confidence.

The 22-year-old also said that in a world of size 0-2 pop divas, she has no problem being a bit more voluptuous than her peers. "My life is full of drama, and I won't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like," she said. "I don't like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine."

That said, Adele noted that while she's not likely to do any nude photo shoots anytime soon, she can totally appreciate the sight of her fellow female pop stars' naughty bits.

"Even if I had a really good figure, I don't think I'd get my t--- and a-- out for no one," she said. "I love seeing Lady Gaga's boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry's boobs and bum. Love it. But that's not what my music is about. I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears."

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Countdown to the Royal Wedding

Meet the Middletons

While the focus on the world's media for the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton remains firmly on the 'fairy tale' romance, Lookonline's entertainment editor and royals expert Diane Clehane writes about why the most fascinating characters in the latest chapter of the British royal family soap opera are its supporting players. The most interesting of the bunch is the Middleton family -- whose members are royally suited for the tabloid stories they are sure to spawn in the coming months and years. Although the Windsors are used to the slings and arrows of the media and somehow managed to defy the odds in the face of the wholesale disgust of the public in the aftermath of Princess Diana's death, the Middleton's are newcomers to the limelight -- and it sometimes shows. Kate's parents Carole and Michael's are treading carefully, but will their party loving younger children and Carole's reportedly drug addled brother crack the family's carefully crafted image? Find out in Diane Clehane's latest installment in her 'Countdown to the Royal Wedding'
(Photo credits: Stefan Rousseau WPA Pool/Getty Images; Samir Hussein/

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Album Review: The Belle Brigade Self-Titled Release

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NY Fashion Week Editorial

Just Follow the Money...

Mercedes-Benz New York Fall 2011 early registration was $80 per person and up to $120 for late registration. So registered 6 people for a total cost of almost $500. Now, what do we get for our money? An ID badge that give each access to the lobby and, if they don't run out of them, an editorial bag filled with mostly junk (I went three times to get the voucher and they did not have them). The IMG press list gets us into nothing as invites must still come from the designers/pr firms and many work off their own lists. And let us not forget many of the top designers do not even show at Lincoln Center, but instead prefer their own venues.

What is next? Selling tickets to the shows is already a reality. American Express has been selling show packages for years to their members to benefit the Vogue Fashion Fund. What next? IMG could make even more money off of us poor journalists and photographers by offering a limited number of "premium" or tier level 2 press passes for say $1500 each. These special press passes would allow journalists or fashion bloggers (not sure they are one in the same) who don't usually get decent access special reserve seating to every show that IMG does at Lincoln Center. IMG could then split the fee with each designer willing to provide X number of good seats for this "premium" or tiered access. It would be a win-win for both IMG and designers who want to help fund the cost of showing their collections. Just wait, that will be next!

It is true IMG has opened the shows up to more and more people. Why not? It pays IMG to let those hundreds of 20-something year old bloggers who are happy to fork over $80 or more to become part of the "scene". Meanwhile, NY fashion week becomes an ever growing spectacle, a circus of sorts, promoted by IMG in much the same ways as the Oscars, US Open, Emmy Awards and the Superbowl. What was once a trade event for the buyers, retailers and fashion press has more and more been taken over by paying sponsors and national celebrity press as a mass entertainment/marketing vehicle. NY fashion week is now part of the annual circuit of entertainment events that are heralded, promoted, co-sponsored, hawked and branded. Fashion week is bigger than any one fashion designer's show. Is it any wonder that many of the biggest name designers do not relish being upstaged by the purveyors of cars and bottled water and choose not show at the Tents?

The question in our mind is: as several thousand people during fashion week get a seat or stand at one or more of the venues - who are they and what do they all do? OK, I think we all know who are in the front rows - any F.I.T. student can come up with that list. And, for the next two or three rows up at the main "Tent", those seats are surely filled with other "A" and "B" list assistant editors, fashion bloggers, minor celebrities, freelance writers, sponsors' clients, stylists, minor retailers, retired ex-VIPs, important and unimportant out-of-town press, designer's psychiatrists, favored friends and relatives, boy friends of the models, hairdressers, -- but what about the rest?

By the time you get to those beyond the sixth row, who are they? Are we all in the industry connected somehow by only six rows of separation? From one show to the next a never ending stream of people walk in through the main entrance. As a casual observer watching this parade, we are hard pressed to find many clues as to who these fashion groupies are? How many of them have anything to do with the fashion industry at all? Our guess is many of them are brought in by the PR firm or publicist who is handling the front of house for each designer. Each publicist has his or her own group of people -- call them "fashion extras" who can be relied on to fill the house with friendly, attractive and eager faces.

We know many legitimate journalists and stylists who cannot get invites into the major shows. People who contribute and participate in our industry and make a valid contribution to it. It is no secret that much of the traditional out-of-town press no longer come to the New York shows because they cannot get enough invitations to make the trip cost effective. In fact, it has been suggested that some designers do not even want informed editors reviewing the collections. Why subject the collection to the scrutiny of an experienced eye who cares for how the dress was made, and whether the seams were sewn on straight? Better just have the likes of some 20 year old fashion blogger or a Full Frontal Fashion like program running live streaming reports online or 30 second video clips of highlights with some "fashion commentator" wide-eyed gushing over how wonderful the collection is?

So when anyone asks me what is the future of New York fashion week, I just say: "follow the money".

-Ernest Schmatolla
(This editorial incorporates a past article entitled "Six Rows of Separation").


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James Franco And Anne Hathaway Oscar Host Boot Camp Series (VIDEO)

They are always so much FUN, aren’t they??? Here’s James Franco and Anne Hathaway going through some Oscar Host boot camp to prepare for the big day!


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Ever since they were first announced, the O Music Awards have proudly proclaimed themselves the untraditional alternative to the staid world of red carpets, acceptance speeches and celebrity glad-handing.

And for further proof of that point, consider the following: Though the inaugural O Music Awards won't premiere until April 28, the first award will be handed out on Monday at 4 p.m. ET ... and it's a big one.

For weeks, fans have been voting for the Most Innovative Music Video through the O Music Awards official site, and on Monday — in a roundtable debate moderated by MTV News' James Montgomery — a winner will be crowned.

The O Music Awards Debate for the Most Innovative Music Video, presented by Fuze, will stream live on and Joining Montgomery around the table will be acclaimed video director Wayne Isham, Mashable's Brenna Ehrlich and some super-secret celebrity guests.

The Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, My Chemical Romance and more will also take part in the discussion about just what makes a video truly innovative, and the folks who are nominated for the award — a list that includes Arcade Fire, Robyn, OK Go and Andy Grammer — will also Skype in to make the case for why their video deserves to be named Most Innovative.

On Monday morning, the original list of 10 nominees will be whittled down to the top five vote-getters, and then, during the debate, our roundtable and the Internet audience will cut that list down to the final three. At the very end, we'll announce the winner of the very first O Music Award for Most Innovative Video.

The inaugural O Music Awards will stream live from Las Vegas at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Tune in to see who will reign supreme in categories like Most Viral Dance, Funniest Music Short and NSFW Music Video!

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Justin Bieber's hit anthem "One Less Lonely Girl" has a couple of music managers feeling a bit left out in the cold. Vance Tate and Thomas Oliveria, who represent the songwriting team A-Rex — composed of Sean Hamilton and Hyuk Shin — have filed a lawsuit seeking additional royalties from the tune, which appears on Bieber's hit 2008 debut, My World.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the managers claim that the A-Rex team created "Lonely Girl," which is credited on My World to Hamilton and Shin, along with Ezekiel Lewis, Bieber mentor Usher and Balewa Muhammad.

Tate and Oliveria allege that they are entitled to 10 percent of the publishing royalties tied to A-Rex's share of the song, an amount they peg at around $200,000. They are seeking damages for breach of contract, fraud, conversion and copyright infringement. A spokesperson for Bieber's label could not be reached for comment on the lawsuit at press time.

The suit not only names Hamilton and Shin, but also EMI Music Publishing and the L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company, which is connected to Bieber's former label boss, Antonio "L.A." Reid, who recently stepped down as chairman of Island Def Jam Records to be a judge on Simon Cowell's upcoming "X Factor" reality show.

Another Bieber song, "Pray," meanwhile, is included on a just-released all-star charity benefit album Songs for Japan, proceeds from which will aid the victims of the earthquake/tsunami disaster in Japan. The Bieber track appears alongside tunes from Lady Gaga, Eminem, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna, the Kings of Leon and Katy Perry.

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