Get ready to die, shut it down, and go bananas. Tonight is the season two premiere of “The Rachel Zoe Project,” which means Rachel, Taylor, Brad and the gang will be exploding blood vessels over fashion “disasters” that aren’t really such a big deal after all. Other than that, this week brings the season finale of “Nurse Jackie,” the season premiere of “Crash Course,” and always delectable episodes of “Project Runway” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Keep reading »
We heart vampires
, but even we know they’re just having their day in the sun. Vamps are a trend that will soonish return to the darkest depths of subculture. But who, or rather, what will rise to take their place? Benicio del Toro
is backing the werewolf camp. Check out this trailer for his new flick, “The Wolfman.” Oh, if only we could get our claws in him! But is Benicio beastly enough to reign in world werewolf domination? Or will zombies kill it? Let’s examine the evidence in this blood-thirsty supernatural face-off!
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As I said before, there might not be a point in going to see “The September Issue,” since so many clips from the documentary are available online. But you’ll find me at the movie theater on Friday night, when the movie comes to NYC, especially after watching the above clip in which fabulous editor-at-large André Leon Talley shows off his Louis Vuitton-Damon-Dash-Ralph-Lauren-Piaget tennis ensemble. [via NY Mag] Keep reading »
Who else is sad that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is taking the next few months off from “The View” for maternity leave? (She had her third child this month.) I am, mainly because Lizzie helps instigate some of the show’s most entertaining brawls, and it wouldn’t be fair to expect Sherri Shepherd to up the crazy in her absence. Thank goodness “View” producers have hired Meghan McCain to cover for Hasselbeck. She’s going to do a three-day guest spot starting September 9. Also on board is former Fox News anchor E.D. Hill, who called Barack and Michelle Obama’s infamous fist bump a “terrorist fist jab.” Wait, should Hasselbeck be worried that “The View” might find a permanent replacement? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
When Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, 18, was crowned Miss Universe, she got so excited she could barely keep the crown on her head. It’s the second year in a row that a Venezuelan has won the tiara, and the sixth win since the pageant began. So why all the wins? Because in Venezuela, beauty pageants are kind of like a national sport. After the jump, the insane details of this pageant-obsessed culture. Keep reading »
Awkward. In this random clip, Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Jeff Lewis of “Flipping Out” talk to Kim Zolciak
of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta
” about her wig. The best moment: when Andy leans in close to try to determine where her real hair ends and the wig begins, and looks kind of like a monkey checking a buddy for ticks. Another highlight: Jeff calling her wig a “Halloween mask,” and Kim getting a bit testy. Apparently, for all of us dying to see what she looks like sans Barbie hair, she often goes wigless at the beach. I can already hear the sound of the paparazzi setting up their long-range cameras now.
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I posed nude once. The photographer was a professional and a friend, and the scene was a sound stage. The photos were black and white, and you couldn’t really see anything, as I covered up my naughty bits. It was pretty fun actually, and kind of freeing. If you’ve been wondering what it would be like to be shot in the nude, but you’ll only drop trou for a top-notch photog, this is your lucky day. Rankin has shot everyone from Britney Spears to Kate Moss to Queen Elizabeth II, and his high-gloss images have become iconic. For Rankin Live, he’ll be shooting aspiring nudes on August 29. If you are “feeling frisky” all you have to do is send him an email entitled: “Shoot Me Nude.” The catch? You have to be in the UK to do it. Keep reading »
For the second year in a row, Miss Venezuela won the Miss Universe Pageant. [Bahamas, 8/23/09] Keep reading »
Heidi Montag “sang” (i.e. lipsynced) and “danced” (i.e. gyrated) on last night’s Miss Universe Pageant and definitely pulled a few tricks from the Britney Spears playbook. In other words, she worse a nudish jumpsuit and did some weird genie-like moves, but was nowhere near as awesome as Britney in her heyday. Please, let this be the last we see of her! Keep reading »
For much of my adolescence, I held up Say Anything and its endearing, boombox-wielding protagonist (Lloyd Dobler, sigh) as the pinnacle of what I wanted in relationships. Then I got older and thought about a guy I had just dumped standing outside of window at dawn and playing cheeseball music and suddenly, my dream guy seemed less like an ideal and more like a stalker.
Romantic comedies set unrealistic expectations of relationships and love, but if we look beyond the cinematic surface, what’s revealed are a host of crazy characters whose actions would never fly in real life—or would fly them right into a restraining order. Read more … Keep reading »