Chris March Files Lawsuit Against Thierry Mugler Over Beyonce’s Costumes

Chris March is usually very jovial and humble when he’s competing on “Project Runway,” but sometimes a man has to put his foot down if he’s being disrespected. March has filed a lawsuit against fellow designer Thierry Mugler for allegedly not paying him for the work he did on Beyoncé’s “I Am” tour costumes. Now hold on a sec before you get all hot and bothered. Mugler did design the costumes, but March executed them because he’s used to designing for the stage and “wild” dancing. March says he had to figure out a way to attach a harness into one of Beyoncé’s costumes and had to mold corsets to fit her figure perfectly. Everything was going smoothly, says March, until he submitted his last payment invoice after getting the finished costumes to Edmonton, Canada by March 26, the day of Beyoncé’s first show. March says Mugler left for Paris without paying anyone. (Beyoncé had paid Mugler and he was supposed to pay his team.) March told The Cut, “There’s just been a refusal to pay with no reason.”

This seems to be an oversight. I doubt Mugler handles his own invoices. Though, it’s too bad that the seven-year work relationship between these two has to end this way. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Here Kitty, Kitty

Cat Man Dennis Avner is the world’s most modified man. In his quest to look more like a tiger, he’s split his upper lip, undergone surgical pointing of the ears, plumped his face full of silicone implants, filed his teeth to points, and gotten plenty of ink and piercings (he attaches whiskers to the ones around his mouth). Wonder if he’s ever met cat lady Joceyln Wildenstein? They’d be so purr-fect together. (So sorry.) [NYC, 8/312/09]
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Chris Brown “Doesn’t Remember” Hitting Rihanna

Earlier this month Chris Brown taped an interview with Larry King that’s set to air this Wednesday. In an exclusive preview, Brown says he “doesn’t remember” hitting Rihanna, that’s not who “I pride myself on being,” and that he’s “in shock.” Uh-huh.
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Heather Mills Creates Horrifying Eco-Friendly Clothing Line

You’d think someone who worked as a “model” would know a thing or two about clothes. Kate Moss, with her enormously popular line for Topshop, is the perfect example of this assumption coming true. But just because you have worn clothes for your job doesn’t mean you have the skills need to design clothes professionally. Case in point: Heather Mills, the latest celebrity to launch a clothing line.

Last Thursday at the Celebrity Catwalk charity event in L.A., Heather Mills debuted her new Be@one recycled clothing line. In our opinion, it looks like she went to Goodwill, bought some old prom dresses, and wielded a pair of scissors. Heather’s website says the new brand “is about to show there is nothing trashy about recycling unwanted clothing!” We couldn’t agree more that recycled clothes can be cool — just not the ones Heather “made.” [Celebitchy]

After the jump, our favorite looks from Heather’s Be@one collection. God help us if anyone buys them. Keep reading »

Anna Wintour Waits In Line Like A Peasant & “The September Issue” Is Insanely Successful

There are certain things that people like Anna Wintour just do not do. Like eat, sleep or go to the bathroom. Waiting in line is one of these things. It just doesn’t happen. Or so we thought. But Wintour was snapped waiting in line to see “The September Issue” [again] over the weekend. And not only was Madame Wintour waiting in line just like a common peasant, she was also wearing jeans, a t-shirt and flats. [Gawker]

Really, there are so many things wrong with this picture that the mind reels. If she weren’t wearing the signature glasses and a bob so severe that it must be intended to dole out paper-cut-esque injuries to those who get too close, we might think that was a clever impersonator. But, apparently, the movie is well worth the wait and it brought in enough viewers to make it the fifth most successful documentary opening, umm, ever. Have you seen it yet!? Keep reading »

Macaulay Culkin Might Be The Biological Father Of Michael Jackson’s Youngest Son

Get ready to smack your face and scream, “Home Alone”-style. The word on the street is that Macaulay Culkin might be the biological father of Michael Jackson‘s youngest son, Blanket, also known as Prince Michael II. Michael and Macaulay became besties in 1990 when Macaulay was 10 years old, and the two got some grief for sharing a bed when Macaulay stayed at Neverland Ranch. Macaulay had to be a witness in Michael’s 2005 child molestation trial, and the two stayed friends after. At some point, at least as the rumor mill would have you believe, Michael asked Macaulay to donate sperm. Keep reading »

Gallery: The Perfect Gray Sweatshirt

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There’s just something about a gray sweatshirt. I’ve long been a fan of pairing one with a super fancy and heavily embellished (or even metallic) skirt or a pair of sleek black ankle-length pants and sky-high heels—it somehow brings the OTT and seriousness of whatever else you are wearing back down to earth. If dressing is a bit of a balancing act, the gray sweatshirt is the casual counterpart. And it’s only the gray version. White sweatshirts look schlubby; black, too much like you are trying to pull a fast one and wear a sweatshirt where a fancier top should be. Gray really is the ideal color. Jane from Sea of Shoes above, agrees—she pairs hers with some serious Marni booties. Check out a few of the best ($$$$ and not so pricey) options out there…

“Faking Your Own Kidnapping While Cheating” Is The New Infidelity

Apparently unaware of the many ways this could backfire terribly, Wikler Moran-Mora, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Reform in Tampa, FL, faked his own kidnapping so he could two-time his wife. According to police, Moran-Mora texted his wife last Tuesday evening to say he had been kidnapped, but that she should not worry because he was working to get released. But when police tracked down Moran-Mora’s location via his cell phone, they discovered “negotiating with kidnappers” actually meant “boning another woman.” The pastor has been charged with filing a false police report—and coming up with a really bad alibi. [ABC Action News]

But Moran-Mora actually isn’t the first genius who got caught being a liar, liar, pants on fire. A trip down memory lane, after the jump: Keep reading »

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In Washington, D.C. Everyone Is A Style Star

We love “Scene In” WashingtonPost.com’s on-the-street video style series. It’s like The Sartorialist, if Sart shot video and lived near the White House. So far, the D.C. trend hunters have checked out Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, and Jazz in the Garden, among other neighborhoods, and now they’ve hit the historic U Street district, where “everyone is, like, a style star in their own way.” What’s hot? Fresh striped shades, thrift store frocks, the Amber Rose look, Carlton Banks t-shirts, and color, color, color. [Scene In] Keep reading »

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