Quickies!: Susan Boyle Likes Being “Short And Plump”!

  • Susan Boyle gets glam in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The singer comments on her fast rise to fame, but says she is not getting Botox and is fine with the way she looks – “short and plump.” [Us Weekly] – Thank you Susan for not giving into the superficial pressure of Hollywood! You rock.
  • Dr. Bailey, aka Chandra Wilson, will soon be pulling a double shift – Bailey will appear at Seattle Grace on “Grey’s Anatomy” and head over to Oceanside Wellness in the new season of “Private Practice.” Chandra will also direct her first “Grey’s” episode this fall season. [Entertainment Weekly] – Girl knows how to multitask!
  • Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is happy to be an outsider. At least that’s what she told People in an interview about her new “Melrose Place” character Ella, a girl “desperate for love.” Ashlee didn’t reveal too much, but spilled the show is packed with “jaw-dropping” moments. [People] – Hmm, I’m not sure how I feel about Ashlee playing a young teenager; she’s married and has a baby.

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Gallery: Method Man And Other Musicians Who Have Lashed Out At Fans

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Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man lashed out at a fan last November, and now he’s being sued for it. Method Man was signing autographs out the back window of his tour bus, when a Houston woman handed the rapper her ticket. Rather than giving her back the memento, he allegedly shot her at least six times in the stomach with a pellet gun. Now she’s filed a suit for the physical pain and mental anguish she suffered as a result. While the lady claims the attack was unprovoked, the case has yet to go to court. [Chron]

Provoked or not, Method Man is far from the only celebrity who has attacked a fan. From indie rockers to “American Idol” stars, many musicians have assaulted their admirers. When will they ever learn that their fans just want a little extra lovin’?

OMFG: Rodarte To Design For Target

Rodarte is designing a line for Target‘s Go International project, allowing us to die happy after purchasing, well, everything the day it’s available on December 20. Because, really, what else is there to live for once you’ve filled your closet with Rodarte for $60 instead of $4,000? We’d sort of resigned ourselves to the idea that Rodarte would always just be a little too cool to be at all accessible, but the 55-piece Target collection plans have proven us wrong and caused us to hold our collective breathe in anticipation.

Rather than focusing on any one specific type of clothing, the line is said to range from knee highs to party dresses to jackets, meaning we could potentially make endless combinations in our online shopping carts as a means of entertaining ourselves. And because Rodarte is Rodarte and, thus, known for their over-the-top-awesome details, you can count on a semi-scaled back interpretation of the same sort of intensity you see in their regular runway shows.

We die. [WWD] Keep reading »

Six Ingredients For Your Dream Kitchen

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Quick Pic: “Soo-keh Stackhouse, You Will Be Mah Bride!”

“True Blood” fans rejoice! On/off-screen lovahs, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, are engaged! We are stupid giddy about this. [DListed] Keep reading »

Good News For Gucci — Lots Of It

It’s a good day to be Gucci. The Italian luxury house is all over the news today for not one, not two, but three (and a half) different announcements.

  • They’re launching a multi-city pop-up store starting this October in New York City. From there the store will move to London, Berlin, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Gucci aficionados will be able to pick from 18 exclusive sneakers — 16 for men and two for women. Hot on the, er, heels of that news was the announcement that DJ and sneaker-addict Mark Ronson will be designing special kicks for the upcoming store. [Elle UK]
  • But you don’t have to wait till then to score a pair of Gucci kicks. Go to Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) tomorrow morning for deeply discounted Gucci goodies. The discount shoe chain just revealed that it will be selling shoes, belts, luggage and handbags from Gucci starting (tomorrow) Thursday morning at 9 a.m. for up to 60 percent off at stores nationwide. (Personally, we’d start camping out now.) [The Thread]
  • And if the publicity and profit they’re generating from all this isn’t enough, please add winning a lawsuit to the mix. A judge ruled in favor of Gucci America today in a suit between the company and Gucci family members, Jennifer and Gemma (ex-wife and daughter of the founder’s grandson, Paolo Gucci). The duo attempted to license their names to sell bed sheets and other products, only to be blocked by today’s court orders. [Bloomberg]

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Quarter-Million Dollar Babies

My accountant father always complains that I’m an expensive kid. Well lookie here, Pops: the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion just released a study that says a middle-income family will spend about $221,000 raising a child through age 17. See Dad… I’m not the only one! But since they stopped the survey at age 17, it’s scary to think that in reality, the quarter of a million dollars is only a fraction of the nearly half a million dollars parents will end up dishing out for their kid’s college tuition. Second to the pain involved in the birthing process, I think this is one of the top reasons not to have rugrats. Keep reading »

Club Monaco’s New High Art Obsession

Call it one gorgeous example of wearable art: Club Monaco has just released a new collection of accessories based on the work of American artist Alexander Calder. Well-known for his mixed-media sculptures and kinetic aesthetic (he was the “inventor” of the mobile), it was Calder’s lower-profile accessories work recently exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that lit a fire under the Club Monaco accessory designers’ a-s-s-e-s (in a good way, that is!). Check out the similarities above (Calder on the left, C. Mon to the right). Both make wonderful use of wire, bold lines and movable pieces. And, as far as I’m concerned, the best bit is that the necklaces are like bib necklaces “lite”—they all feel like the way trendy, heavily beaded and super-adorned bib necklaces out there, but are distinctly lighter and airier. Perfect for the remainder of summer! [Cool Hunting] Keep reading »

Adam Lambert Gets Pelted With Sex Toys!

Adam Lambert claims he isn’t really into S&M, but that hasn’t stopped his fans from throwing glow-in-the-dark handcuffs and colorful whips onstage while he is performing. Granted, Lambert does dress like he’s into some freaky stuff but, really, sex toys? I doubt he’s going to get down with an object some random, screaming fan threw at him in a sweat-filled arena. [E! Online]

But musicians have been dodging weird objects while they rock out for quite some time. After the jump, find out what else has been known to fly through the air at concerts. Keep reading »

Joan Rivers Is Mouthing Off Big Time This Week

Joan Rivers has been mouthing off all around town. Yesterday TMZ posted a video of her calling out Brooke Shields for pretending to be besties with Michael Jackson, even though she hadn’t actually seen him in years. Rivers snarked, “It’s called face time.” Clearly, face time is something Rivers is familiar with. Between winning “Celebrity Apprentice” earlier this year, getting roasted on Comedy Central, and her new show “How’d You Get So Rich?” on TV Land, the gossip queen has been drumming up more drama than usual. This week alone she also trash-talked Jon Gosselin, Robert Redford and Jay Leno. Keep reading »

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