Yesterday I attended the first-ever taping of “What Not to Wear” in front of a live studio audience. I was invited to attend because, as you may remember, last year I was surprise-ambushed by my friends and family and coworkers and given a $5,000 makeover — complete with a wardrobe overhaul, make up assessment and new hairdo. As a past contributor — which is what “WNTW” calls its makeovers — I was invited to update viewers on my life since the show aired. But I also learned a ton – from “WNTW” experts Stacy London, Clinton Kelly, Carmindy and Ted Gibson– about what exactly goes into putting together a hour-long TV program in front of a studio audience. I won’t reveal exactly what went on during the one-of-a-kind episode — you’re going to have to tune in to find out! — but you should definitely click through for tips on makeup, clothes and how your TV sausage is made.
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Who knows why Jennifer Lopez needs a stunt double. Perhaps sometimes it’s really hard to walk around in her Louboutins. Maybe being “Jenny from the Block” is especially death-defying these days. We may never find out and I don’t really care. What I do care about: J. Lo’s stunt double is a man, baby! Check out that weave! He does not look pleased. [Buzzfeed]
Mikey the One-Eyed Cat is stuck inside, on the window’s ledge, where he can only dream of batting at the squirrels that run amok in his front yard. And that’s why one particularly cruel squirrel has taken to taunting Mikey, by eating nuts right in front of the friggin’ window — in what would be scratching distance — if it weren’t for that thick pane of glass separating the two. So, sadly, instead of running after the brazen squirrel, Mikey is left to have an existential crisis about his point in this life. If not squirrels, then what? [Laughing Squid]
As it warms up, you’re going to want to consider getting your long hair off your neck. Why not a bun? A messy, upswept ‘do is the perfect antidote to sweaty weather. We’ve scoured the Internet for the best buns out there — for inspiration and ideas. Check ‘em out!
1. His favorite drink is white wine spritzers
2. His backyard (real, not metaphorical) contains bronze animal statues, several waterfalls and a flat screen TV.
3. His philosophy on rap is “being young and fly and having your shit together.”
4. Fame, she is a monster. “It’s really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small.”
5. He used to eff tons of girls, but not anymore.
6. He’s also a designer! He designed his own $5,000 arctic-fox-fur, gold-hardware bomber jacket.
7. He also owns a custom California King bed. Just like the song. [GQ]
Nicole Richie, you’ve come a long way since your days spent galavanting around the country with BFF Paris Hilton on that horrible “Simple Life” show. We’re still not sure what to make of your return to primetime with “Fashion Star,” the reality TV fashion competition show that seems a little “Project Runway” with a dash of “The Fashion Show,” but lady, you sure do look good. This Julien Macdonald gown is the perfect shade for spring.