Meet Arnaud Maillard, Karl Lagerfeld’s former assistant. He wanted to quit to take a different job, Karl fired him first (!), and poor Arnaud said he’s been “jobless” ever since.
So like legions of disgruntled assistants before him who read The Devil Wears Prada, Arnaud wrote Merci Karl! (in French and German only) about life with his allegedly high-maintenance ex-boss. Karl tried to block portions of Merci Karl! from being published, but unforch for Karl, Arnaud’s publisher is the bigger dog.
We thought we were over the tell alls, but Karl Lagerfeld is such a weirdo that Merci Karl has got to be good. Here’s five kooky tidbits we gleaned already… Keep reading »
There’s a follow-up to a story we told you about the other day. Alina Percea, the 18-year-old who auctioned her virginity to a wealthy Italian businessman for $13,600, may have to give 50% of her earnings to the government who say her act was “tantamount to prostitution.” The Romanian-born teenager lives in Germany where prostitution is legal, but heavily taxed. “It is not a moral standpoint but a fiscal one,” an official said. “Prostitution is not an illegal act in Germany, but not paying tax on earned money is. Consequently we are assessing her case and it looks likely she will have to pay around half of the sum she gained.” Alina may also get stuck with a big VAT bill (value added tax), which would work out to another 19% tax, leaving her with only $4,700 for the sale of her virginity (she’d hoped to make at least $75,000 to help pay for school). So, let this be a lesson to you virgins out there: skip the auction block and just give it up the old-fashioned way — slightly drunk and to some guy you feel so-so about! [via DailyMail] Keep reading »
Gather ’round, people, gather ’round…we have an announcement to make: Tim Gunn, the infamous voice of reason and fashion adviser on “Project Runway,” will become a superhero of sorts in the new comic book series, “Models Inc.” Headed by the industry giant, Marvel Entertainment, the miniseries tells the tale of a Fashion Week murder. When model Millicent Collins is accused, a team of fashion fighters swoop in to help out. This includes Gunn, who turns into an action figure when he jumps into Iron Man’s suit to fight off offenders at an exhibition.
So what does Gunn think of being consecrated in the pages of superhero history? While he’s not certain of how he will be portrayed, Gunn exclaimed, “To say I’m a character in a comic book is wild!” Whatever happens, there’s no doubt that he’ll make it work. [NY Times] Keep reading »
“I think if I had had to work too hard when I was younger, I would not love it so much now. It’s like when you squeeze a lemon too hard, you run out of juice. Me, I have plenty of juice.”
— French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld in The Guardian Keep reading »
If you do your morning stretches the ho hum way in sweats and a t-shirt, then you might want to take notes from this video. Please watch closely as “model” Rosa Acosta stretches, bends and spreads her legs with mind-boggling flexibility. Many of these poses look like yoga and ballet moves, so we are trying to figure out exactly what makes “sexy” stretching any different from normal stretching. Perhaps its the itsy-bitsy neon sports bra and biker short set? Maybe it’s the pervy way the camera lingers over her, umm, assets. Or more likely it’s the romantic jazz music playing in the background. Whatever the case, this looks more porn than physical fitnesss to us. But hey, we’re not really the intended audience are we? Keep reading »
Carolin Berger, whose porn star name is “Cora,” set out to break a world record by, uh, orally pleasuring 200 dudes. But after reaching the 75th guy, Cora was rushed to the hospital because she couldn’t breathe. Yeah, of course she couldn’t breathe! We can barely breathe when giving, you know, one blow job. Hey, do you think the docs in the ER had to give her mouth-to-mouth?
Anyhoo, sadly, this isn’t the first time that Cora’s sexcapades have gotten her into trouble. In another brilliant move, Cora used a public park to film sex scenes for a porn during the day. Parents were outraged when their children got an impromptu sex-ed lesson, and they called the police. When the cops showed up, Cora’s horny dudes packed their junk and headed for the hills. One particularly intelligent lad tripped over his pants, breaking his wrist. Fingers crossed it wasn’t the one he uses for the money shot! Keep reading »
“Southern Belles: Louisville” premieres tonight on SOAPNet at 10 p.m. At first, I thought this show would be a knockoff “Real Housewives” because some of the same themes come up — breasts, men, wealth, and ambition. But after watching a clip of Shea, Hadley, and Emily on “The View” today, I realized that “Southern Belles” might be exactly what a single lady needs for a night at home alone. These women are younger than most of the housewives from Orange County, New York City, and Atlanta, and they’re all single. The drama on “The Housewives” often centers around the single women — Gretchen Rossi was a gold digger, Kim Zolciak was a homewrecker, Bethenny Frankel was “pathetically single.” So, what will the Belles talk about? Old money vs. new money is one. Egos will clash. The women say their goal is to debunk the Southern girl stereotype. Learn more about the Belles after the jump.
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Fashion Week won’t roll around again until next September, but the people over at 505 Games are hard at work on a video game that simulates the experience for peasants like us who won’t be sitting front row inside those hallowed tents. With a little help from IMG and uber-famous makeup artist Pat McGrath, 505 will be putting out a video game for iPhone, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony consoles that promises “a true insider’s point of view.” Keep reading »