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The fourth season of the wonderful “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiered last night on Logo; the show’s thirteen new drag-queen contestants had to survive the “Rupocalypse,” the series’ first elimination. This Rupocalypse involved a challenging photo session with perennial reality-TV “star” Mike Ruiz, in which the queens had to pose on a… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

PETA’s outrage over Completely Bare spa owner Cindy Barshop’s “foxy bikini” and “carnivale bikini” treatments has certainly kept the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star’s phones busy. “It’s like I cured cancer,” she says of the response she’s gotten to the new procedures, which involve affixing real fur and real feathers (not both at… READ MORE »


Style

Michelle Obama has brought bright colors and pretty prints to the style forefront this year, and with Barack’s reelection campaign underway, there’s sure to be plenty more MObama fashion moments in 2012. Peruse her outfits from 2008 to 20092010and 2011, then click through the slideshow to see our growing collection of the First Lady’s looks. ReadREAD MORE »


Style

For every one of us smug New Yorkers who wouldn’t be caught dead near a Croc, there are a dozen people who have no problem buying them (in multiple colors, even!) and wearing them while grocery shopping or gardening or checking the mailbox or doing all the things that normal people do. And don’t lie:… READ MORE »


Celebs

Beyoncé and Jay-Z did not register at Babies ‘R’ Us for Blue Ivy — they registered at Babies ‘R’ Fabulous! To go with the days-old, blessed cherub’s consortium of (what one can only assume are) freakum diapers, fans made of money, and pre-determined stage names like Blue Fierce and Blue Bérry, the new parents will also… READ MORE »


Celebs

Owing to a random train of events, Spencer Tweedy, the son of Wilco’s lead singer, made a music video with Rookie’s Tavi Gevinson for the title track of his dad’s new album, The Whole Love. The video, which also stars Spencer’s younger brother Sammy, shows the kids sliding around on wood floors in their socks, playing on… READ MORE »


Celebs

Yesterday brought the terribly exciting (or, really, just plain terrible) news that the Kardashian clan would like to have their own magazine — fanzine, even — as their personal websites, Twitter pages, an exhausting tabloid presence, and beyond-numerous reality shows are somehow proving insufficient in their “kollective” quest to overshare. “Page Six” reports industry rumors that the… READ MORE »


End of Summer

It was a busy night last night on the Bravo premiere of “It’s a Brad, Brad World” — kind of. Brad feels like even though everybody knows him as Brad Goreski, Rachel Zoe’s former assistant, they don’t know him “as Brad the independent-stylist-slash-style-editor,” so he’s still struggling to develop his portfolio. 

“Some weeks you’re really, really… READ MORE »


Entertainment

After four cycles, 45 judging panels, 54 different contestants, and many of his beautiful, signature capes, André Leon Talley bids farewell to theAmerica’s Next Top Model judging panel. Wednesday night’s cycle 17 finale, was his final episode (next season, Kelly Cutrone will take his seat). His addition to the panel last year for cycle 14 was heralded… READ MORE »


News

The penguins the world lovingly clothed in sweaters to prevent them from preening toxins off their feathers following an oil spill near New Zealand are nude once again. Good Morning America aired footage of 39 of the more than 300 affected penguins being released back into the wild, now wearing microchips. Watch the video here…
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Celebs

This week, Lady Gaga debuted the new video for her latest single “Marry the Night.” There’s a lot going on, and unsurprisingly, not all of it makes total sense — even taking into consideration that its story is clearly jumbled chronologically. Gaga plays a bedazzling, hair-dying, cereal-smearing, train wreck of a ballet dancer gone rogue,… READ MORE »


News

Here’s a completely revolutionary idea: Work for nightmarish overlords of institutions people are fascinated by, and then put the experience into a book about how it’s actually worse than everyone imagined. American Apparel’s publicist Ryan Holiday is apparently planning to do just this, according to reports that he landed a major book deal with publisher… READ MORE »