New York Fashion Week officially begins this Thursday. Right now designers are probably scurrying around, creating last-minute dresses, hiring models to walk the runway, and making final hair, makeup, and music selections for their shows. Sure, they’ve been working for months on their collections, but a lot is done right down to the moment the last model struts onto the runway.
We love seeing what goes into making the clothes we see in magazines and on red carpets. In the four-part series “The Day Before,” which premieres tomorrow night at 10 p.m. on the Sundance Channel, French director Loïc Prigent (the man behind the “Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton” documentary) takes us behind the scenes for the last 36 hours before the fall 2009 fashion shows of Sonia Rykiel, Proenza Schouler, Fendi, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. After watching these clips of Karl Lagerfeld and his Fendi team going delightfully nuts (above) and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough making last-minute adjustments backstage (after the jump), you’re gonna want to clear your nights from tomorrow until Saturday, when the last part of the series airs. [Sundance Channel] Keep reading »
Jon Gosselin apparently didn’t get the memo that if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Last week, he sat down with Chris Cuomo for an interview which airs tonight on “Primetime: Family Secrets.” (Excerpts are also on today and tomorrow’s “Good Morning America.”) In the interview, Jon didn’t hold back at all on his negative feelings towards Kate. “I can’t sit on a sofa with that woman,” he said. “I despise [her] because she’s not speaking from the heart.”
Jon says that throughout their marriage, Kate controlled him. “I was beaten down for so long, I couldn’t even make my own decision,” he said. “I was verbally abused.” The content of said abuse? She called him a “lame fish,” which, in the grand scheme of four- and five-letter words out there, doesn’t seem so bad. One of Jon’s other claims: that Kate took his wedding ring. He knows this because he put it down and now he can’t find it. He also claims that Kate only wears her ring as a sympathy ploy which, well … maybe. Overall, I wish Jon had learned a lesson from Anne Heche the other week — that dissing an ex is an art form that must be done with subtlety. So what do you think: Will this interview affect Jon’s status as a chick magnet? Keep reading »
In episode 11 of “MERRIme.com,” after dinner with Mac and his boyfriend Christian, Merri realizes that Drew is just a “friend” and Patrick is much, much more. Has that happened to you before? Where you’ve woken up one day and realized you had feelings for someone you never thought you would? Keep reading »
But after starving herself for years, Crystal decided she didn’t want to abuse her body anymore and decided to let it be the way it wanted to be, which was a size 12. While this isn’t the usual size fashion models come in, Crystal says she has been more successful since being true to herself, appearing on the cover of four international editions of Vogue, in various ad campaigns, and on the runway for Vena Cava, Heatherette, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. We’re not models, but her message is one we should all heed: Be yourself and you’ll get farther in life. Aww … [GMA] Keep reading »
There are two semi-shocking things about this video. First, Britney Spears is actually singing not lip-syncing. Second, she’s singing Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” rather, well, awesomely. Keep reading »
It’s Labor Day Weekend— forget work! Let’s watch Bettie Page work it in this Burlesque Teaserama mash-up to “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus. Although, truth be told, I think I did racier moves back in the day at my dance recitals. Does that make me a bigger ho than Bettie?
But he’s got nothin’ on this creepy couple and their collection of “ancient erotic art.” In this vid, you can check out how paintings went porno in ye olden times. Feel free to take a tour given by these art buffs, but warning, don’t drink the tea! [Everything Is Terrible]
Ashlee Simpson was a guest on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Thursday. She was there to talk all about the new “Melrose Place. While watching her give very little info about the show and hearing her very annoying chuckles, I couldn’t help but notice she seemed a little loopy. OK, so the taping could have gone a little long, but she could have also enjoyed the backstage refreshments a little too much. I don’t know. What do you think? Compare the Jimmy Fallon interview with her earlier appearance on the “Today” show, where she was much more reserved, after the jump. [PopEater] Keep reading »