Look, I really am very very very happy for Sir Patrick Stewart. He is a newly married man and his new wife, Sunny Ozell, seems lovely. But I would be lying if I didn’t admit to feeling just a little bit sad that Sir Patrick is off the market, as now he cannot be my Sir Step-Dad. See, it was only just a few weeks ago when I hatched a plan to set up my mom with the man who played my fictional father figure, Captain Jean Luc Picard. When my mom mentioned she had seen him around her Brooklyn neighborhood, I was like, OH MY GOD, THEY SHOULD GET MARRIED. She wasn’t that into the idea, mind you, but I felt she would come around. But before she could, my future Sir Step-Dad did get married. To someone else. And Sir Ian McKellan officiated! My dream of cracking “Make it so!” and “Earl Grey, hot” jokes over Christmas dinner was crushed. But honestly, Patrick and his lovely wife look so full of joy in this just released wedding photo that I can’t be upset Stewart chose someone besides my mom to be his Number One. Congrats, you lovebirds. [People]
London Fashion Week is my favorite of all the Fashion Weeks for one reason and one reason alone, and her name is Kate Moss. The Croydon native rolled through the Topshop Unique show like a (shockingly good-natured!) boss on Sunday with daughter Lila Grace in tow, looking every bit the icon on mom duty in dark sunglasses, leopard-print pants, and a T-shirt. LFW comes to a close on Tuesday, so I’m crossing my fingers for more Kate sightings before its end…
It’s been a long, tough week and I’ve been having ALL THE FEELINGS. But one little picture in OUT magazine of Joseph Gordon-Levitt snuggling a behbeh kitteh and my heart rate instantly slows. Well played, prop stylist, well played. [OUT]
Look out, London! It’s official: Kate Middleton is back in the red carpet game, making her first formal appearance since Prince George‘s birth in late July. The Duchess accompanied Prince William to the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London this evening wearing a, um, scintillating floor-length gown by royal favorite Jenny Packham. The girl loves herself some sparkles, and who could blame her? She looks beautiful, and she also looks really, really happy. It almost brings a tear to this jaded American eye. Could it have a tiny bit to do with the fact that Wills has departed his Royal Air Force duty after eight years in favor of remaining in London with his new family? Perhaps! In any case… yay Kate!
Now that’s a mirror image if there ever was one! Julianne Moore hit the front row at Reed Krakoff with her absolutely adorbs 11-year-old daughter, Liv, in tow, and aren’t they quite the pair? Not for anything, but Liv might be giving little Harper Beckham a run for her money in the cuteness stakes this New York Fashion Week…
Rihanna was bored – so bored and sooooo faded – with everything at the MTV VMAs, especially Miley Cyrus’ twerkfest with Robin Thicke. For every sad booty pop, Ri had one less fuck to give. So I don’t know why I am so convinced that when Rihanna was photographed in London today — sticking out her tongue and thrusting her purse from her crotch like a dick — she was doing her impression of Miley. Or maybe she’s just being RiRi. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
Victoria Beckham’s probably had a stressful week — she’s launched two collections for New York Fashion Week and she has to have sex with David Beckham. (Don’t you feel bad for her?) Maybe that’s why she chose to wear this comically oversized sack dress while out on the town. I do like it, though it seems Posh is almost drowning in it, as if she was wearing her mother’s nightgown or something. What do you think? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
This is the ensemble Katy Perry wore to “Good Morning America” this morning, to promote her impending album, Prism (I know it’s called Prism because there are literally 5,000 spray-painted advertisements for it on every street corner in Manhattan). She wore a dress featuring the Ubiquitous ’90s Daisy Print — you know, the one worn by Blossom and Kimmy Gibler, and practically every other ’90s sitcom teenager. To be honest, it’s giving me a little bit of ’90s PTSD. I remember owning a floppy “Blossom”-esque hat with that print, which I paired with a babydoll dress and my faux Docs (hey, real Dr. Martens are expensive). But even if I could get past the daisies, I cannot co-sign on the knee-high black socks thing. That was never cool. [Photo: INFDaily.com]
Have you ever had a boss who was so disrespectful, mean, and universally hated that the entire staff spent their breaks fantasizing about slipping an ex-lax into that “World’s Best Boss” mug and/or staging a group walkout? The staff at a Journeys store in a Rochester mall did just that — well, the walkout part, not sure about the ex-lax thing — when they decided to simultaneously quit and close up the store in the midst of the insanely busy back-to-school season to teach their evil district manager a lesson. The best part? They left a note on the store’s security gate to ensure the world knew the extent of their boss’s sins, which apparently includes telling her employees that “cancer is not an excuse.” Eeeesh. Sounds like these employees made the right call. [Gawker]
I always figured that Dakota Fanning would somehow manage to eschew adulthood entirely and instead veer off into some weird, unchartered child-person territory. Alas, not so! The “Night Moves” actress was snapped during a portrait session for the Venice International Film Festival, and here she is looking grown-up, gorgeous, and, indeed, significantly more mature than her 19 years. Let’s not talk about how Dakota is also sporting the kind of center-parted, perfectly face-framing long bob that deludes me into thinking that I, too, could pull off this haircut for Perfect Faces Only. This has proven to be strictly a delusion. I won’t let you fool me this time, LOB.