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A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival Coming Soon

Diane Pernet, the mysterious force that runs A Shaded View on Fashion, is hosting A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival 2009, the world’s first annual fashion, beauty, and style film festival. The event runs from September 25 to 27 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, if you happen to be in the neighborhood. (Hopefully, the festival will make its way around the globe.) Featured directors and stars include fashion luminaries Steven Klein, Dita Von Teese, Nick Knight, Chloe Sevigny, and Chris Cunningham. It looks jaw-droppingly amazing. Keep reading »

“America’s Next Top Model”‘s Latest Lovable Looney


There’s always at least one crazy (in addition to Tyra) on each season cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” and if you watched last night’s premiere, you know that person for cycle 13 was Amber. Amber was doing “ANTM” for Jesus. Yes, Jesus. Jesus wanted her to be on a CW modeling show to help people, or something. And she was so sincere about it! Unfortunately, though she made it to the Top 14, Amber mysteriously had to drop out of the show for “personal reasons” which means we’re depending on Tyra, and only Tyra, to bring the crazy this season. Sigh. Relive Amber’s brief moment in the spotlight, above. Keep reading »

Mo’Nique And Mariah Carey Give Stellar Performances In “Precious”

“Precious,” adapted from the novel Push by Sapphire, is a gritty indie film directed by Lee Daniels about an obese and illiterate teen who is pregnant for a second time by her own father. Set in Harlem in 1987, the story follows Precious as she struggles with her insecurities and disastrous home life while using what resources she has to improve her life. Although, “Precious” has an impressive cast, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Patton, and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe in the starring role, Mariah and Mo’Nique’s performances are already generating Oscar buzz. Mariah strips off the makeup and glitz from her normal life and steps into the role of a social worker. Mo’Nique is terrifying as she plays Mary, Precious’ mother, who is both physically and verbally abusive and delusional. Mary has the power to crush all of Precious’ hopes. Gabby also gives a great performance in her acting debut for someone who auditioned on a whim. If the book is any indication, “Precious” won’t wallow in the bleak details of the main character’s life. Instead it captures an energy that is pushed along by anger and hope. If you need more encouragement to see this film when it opens Nov. 6, consider that it won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including the coveted Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, and received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Keep reading »

Kate Moss Has A Temper Tantrum

Naomi Campbell isn’t the only supermodel with a temper! At last night’s GQ Men Of The Year Awards, Kate Moss stormed off in a huff (and a litany of curse words) after the host, James Nesbitt, made a joke about her being naked on the cover of the magazine. Why so moody, Kate? We’ve all seen your nipples 10,000 times before! [DListed] Keep reading »

Moving Into “Melrose Place”


I didn’t need a crystal ball to predict that the CW’s updated version of “Melrose Place” was going to be kind of awesome. It seemed like Laura Leighton, aka Sydney, was going to be the major player on the show—she was sprawled out in a chaise lounge in the center of the show’s cast promo pics, which was confusing because any “Melrose” addict knows that she died in a car crash on her wedding day back in the ’90s. Turns out that she only faked her death, with the help of Dr. Michael Mancini, and now has come back to be Melrose Place’s landlord. She was already, of course, sleeping with one of Melrose’s tenants, David—conveniently, Michael’s son. But then, just a few minutes into the episode, Sydney was floating face-down in the infamous Spanish-tiled pool. She’d confessed to David that she’d done something “really, really bad” and no doubt she’ll become this show’s version of Laura Palmer—the season will be about figuring out who killed her. Was it Michael, who wanted to keep her from telling his wife that they’d been boning? Was it David, who was pissed she was also getting it on with his dad? Keep reading »

Pam Anderson Strips A Dude To His Skivvies In Banned PETA Commercial


For a group that can kind of be no fun sometimes, PETA sure manages to make some hot and provocative commercials. This spot, called “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly,” features Pam Anderson as a bad-ass TSA employee screening passengers before they head to their flights. Only, she won’t let anyone through wearing leather or fur. Instead, she strips them down. The most unruly passenger — whom she not only screens, but, um, has to discipline as well — is Steve-O. Andy Dick appears too, though he’s surprisingly well-behaved. The racy commercial was supposed to be shown on screens in New York’s three airports, only CNN Airport Network execs felt it was a little too over the top. They told PETA that showing the spot would be “particularly sensitive because children make up part of the demographic in airports.” What do you think—should PETA be allowed to air the ad? Or should they be focused on saving Aubrey O’Day’s dog instead? [Starpulse] Keep reading »

Tyra (And Her Real Hair) Is Back And Chatting With Perez Hilton

“The Tyra Show” came back for its fifth season yesterday! Perez Hilton (barf) stopped by as the first guest. But the main event was Tyra Banks, who is usually weaved to within an inch of her life, hosting the whole show with her natural hair.

Unforch, Tyra’s real hair is anticlimactic—i.e. she’s not bald. Underneath those weaves and extensions she sashays down the red carpet in, she has regular, boring, shoulder-length brown hair. On yesterday’s show, though, she may have straightened it or had a relaxer in it or something, because it was not kinky in the slightest—which kind of defeats the purpose of her saying “It’s my real hair!” Doesn’t it?

Anyway, during the show, her hairstylist, Oscar, blow-dried and curled her natural ‘do, while she chatted with three women who have some serious issues about their real hair. One of her guests was a biracial woman whose white mom didn’t want people to know she had a black father. This evil mom shaved her daughter’s hair off as a kid because she didn’t want a “nappy-headed baby.” Keep reading »

“Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis” Does Charlize Theron

It’s hard to say who’s more hilarious in the latest installment of Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns”: host Zach Galifianakis or actress Charlize Theron. Bonus points to the Academy Award winner for being so game. They should book De Niro next. [via Morgan Murphy] Keep reading »

Megan Fox Goes Totally ’80s For Wonderland Magazine

For a new spread in Wonderland magazine, Megan Fox goes totally over-the-top ’80s. Shot by Mariano Vivanco, the story is all about the big hair, the big jewelry, and the LBDs cut to shreds, like that shirt you bought that time you went to Jamaica and got your hair corn-rowed for some reason. We like that the looks are Supergirl bold, but we think we may be experiencing a slight overdose of the “Jennifer’s Body” actress. Still, you can watch the pretty cool behind-the-scenes video and check out more images after the jump. (Read our buzzed-about interview with Diablo Cody on Fox here.) [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »

Quickies: These Guys Fit The “Million Dollar Bill” And Fall Fashion Decisions

  • Some guys in Asbury Park, New Jersey gave Whitney Houston a tribute by performing her song “Million Dollar Bill.” [The WOW Report] — I would have guessed they were on Fire Island, not in Asbury Park.
  • Days before Demi Moore chastised Perez Hilton for publishing suggestive photos of her daughter Tallulah Willis, 15, Perez promised Tyra Banks on her talk show that he’d stop making derogatory statements towards minors. [Starpulse] — Perez must have been waiting for the episode to air before he changed his ways. Or maybe his ghostwriter had no idea the promise was made?
  • Matt Damon said he had the “funnest” time gaining weight for his starring role in “The Informant.” [PopEater] — I still love you, Matt, even if you don’t have the best grammar.

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