High fashion often meets unrelated subjects — cats, for instance — so it technically shouldn’t come as a surprise that designer and illustrator John Woo has created a series of drawings that merges, of all things, characters from Star Wars with some of fashion’s finest. I’m not what you would call a fan of the saga, so I may not be able to fully appreciate the nuances of the series, but I’m still pretty damn entertained (not to mention impressed) by the artist’s depictions. Hello, Jar Jar Binks sporting Margiela streetwear swag? Darth Vader in a Band of Outsiders suit jacket and cuffed khakis? What’s not to love? [The Gloss]
How does Eva Longoria get over the breakup blues? By setting other people up on national television! The “Desperate Housewives” star is developing a primetime dating show for NBC where contestants will be matched by well-known matchmakers like Steve Ward (from VH1′s “Tough Love”) and set up on dates. I would love this show to be a fusion of the drama in “The Bachelor” with classically funny and raunchy dating shows like “Blind Date“ and “Elimidate.” I am sure a host like Longoria will have no problem bringing the sex appeal. And who knows — maybe she might even be funny. The working title is “All About Love” and sources say it is set to begin filming in April. Hey Eva, if there is a shortage of dating contestants, I would love it if you could set me up with a hottie! [Fox News]
Like most “Mad Men” fans, I was not sure about Don Draper boning, then abruptly marrying, his new secretary, Megan. I wasn’t surprised he got under Megan’s skirt so quickly, of course. But given Don record of getting the golden ticket and then discarding women, I puzzled over why he saw Megan as a keeper.
Sunday night’s episode let us see that it’s not just Megan’s beauty drawing Don in. She’s sweet with his kids. She knows how to manipulate him in his pissy moments. They seem to share a slightly sadomasochistic sex drive. She’s upbeat and positive and unlike his ex-wife Betty, she’s a career girl. (Well, a budding one, anyway.) It’s easy to see how Megan makes him feel young again. Call us officially “Team Megan.”
It seems like Megan will be sticking around — at least for awhile, Don is still Don after all — so let’s take a closer look at Jessica Paré, the 29-year-old (ukelele-playing!) French-Canadian actress who plays her onscreen. Keep reading »
I’ve been a fan of Stevie Ryan’s ever since I randomly caught a clip of her hilarious YouTube series “Scene Kid Love” a few years ago. So I was stoked to find out that she’d been picked up by VH1 for her own TV show. “Stevie TV” is Stevie’s chance to show off her wealth of ridiculous characters and impressions — including Kim Kardashian, Linsay Lohan and Drita from “Mob Wives.” In this clip from Sunday night’s show, Stevie plays one of the sullen, disaffected stars of hipster soap opera “As The World Whatevers,” which takes place in a Dov Charney/American Apparel-type nightmare. The key utterance? “I feel like every day I have to choose between my dignity and my non-paying modeling hobby.” So true.
This ain’t the Jersey Shore, it’s Bay Ridge – “Brooklyn 11223,” Oxygen’s newest reality show, stars Brooklynites Christie and Joey Lynn, two former best friends who juggle life, love and friendship in the neighborhood made famous by “Saturday Night Fever.” Outside the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Bay Ridge is where up-and-comers mix with tradition in a tight-knit community. Both Joey Lynn and Christie know what it’s like to have their loyalty and respect tested; and we know where we’ll be tonight at 11 p.m — on the couch watching the “Brooklyn 11223″ drama unfold. [Oxygen]