Listen up A-Listers: I've got tickets to give away for the encore Line show at LG Fashion Week. The fashion bonanza begins at 10:30 pm. Can you think of a better way to end your work week?
Line is the brainchild of longtime friends John Muscat and Jennifer Wells. The duo recognized the need to revolutionize the face of knitwear in hopes to produce quality knits that accomodate practicality and style. Composed of oversized sweaters, wrap cardigans and basic tanks, the innovative Line collection has been seen on the likes of Jennifer Garner, Kate Bosworth, Jessica Biel and Taylor Swift.
To enter, simply tweet: "I'm an A-Lister and I want @aglicksman to send me to Line at #LGFW"
If you don't have Twitter, comment using the same entry phrase below. Be sure to leave your name so I can contact you!
Note: Winners will receive two tickets to the show. Contest closes at April 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm.
Congratulations to the winners: @saricolt @sean_mart @keridogon @susienick @stef_soliman @anndennis, Leah Walters, Mia Jacobs, Christine Lu and Michael. Your names are on the guest list - you get entry for you and your plus one! Have fun!
Celebrity stylist and notorious skinny minnie Rachel Zoe gave birth to son Skyler Morrison last week. Rachel officially debuted her son to the Twitter world today, tweeting, "The 2 loves of my life... @rbermanus and Skyler Morrison. My life is complete. xoRZ." Judging by their appearance, it would seem that today is baby Skylar's bris, but he's not eight days old yet. Can't wait to see what Rachel will wear for that occasion!
This is my favorite campaign trail publicity stunt to date. In a bid to gain the youth and Filipino vote, Prime Minister Stephen Harper performed a duet with Lady Gaga's Canadian little monster, Maria Aragon. The 10-year-old Winnipeg native was flanked by Harper and his wife as she sang the infamous Born This way and then performed John Lennon's Imagine with the prime minister. I've never seen him so personable. Kudos to his team for setting up this epic recording.
There is something about Ray-Ban Aviators that make wearers look instantly cool. They're classic and universally flattering - what's not to love about that? My boy and I each have a pair (silver and gold, respectively) and I wear them everywhere.
The A List isn't the only one who loves the Ray-Ban shades. Celebrities have turned to the look for years, most recently with Ed Westwick rocking the aviators in Melbourne, Australia. As if my beloved Chuck Bass wasn't good looking enough, these Ray-Bans only heighten his hotness. Score another one for Ray-Ban!
As if he wasn't hot enough, Ed Westwick donned the universally cool Ray Ban Aviators while in Melbourne.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Toth! Reese Witherspoon managed to do the impossible in Hollywood: keep her wedding date a secret. The Oscar winner wed her CAA agent beau Jim Toth tonight in an intimate ceremony at her Ojai, California ranch. Kids Ava and Deacon participated in the wedding which was attended by close family and friends. The bride donned a custom made Monique Lhuillier gown. I can't wait to see the pictures - I'm sure Reese looked stunning!
Leave it to Elizabeth Taylor to be fashionably late to her own funeral. In true Hollywood fashion, the icon made her grand entrance to Forest Lawn Cemetery 15 minutes late. According to her publicist, Elizabeth's parting wish was that her funeral start late. How's that for making an statement?
Did You Know? Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor's close friend, is also buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Hollywood lost one of its iconic stars today. Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully this morning at age 79. The actress and philanthropist catapulted to fame as a child star and went on to become a movie star, perfume mogul and AIDS advocate. Her infamous eight marriages only added to the allure of Elizabeth Taylor. RIP.
He's been trying to revive his tarnished image, but this morning's outburst put Chris Brown back at square one. Following his 2009 battering of then-girlfriend Rihanna, Chris' PR team has been working overtime to convince former fans that he has reformed. After this morning's incident at Good Morning America, it seems Chris should have extended his media hiatus as he's clearly not stable enough to live in the limelight.
Appearing on the morning talk show to promote his new album, Chris had a complete meltdown when questioned about Rihanna. Obviously Rihanna is still a sore spot with Chris and his team, as the singer continuously tried to redirect host Robin Roberts' questions back to his album. Apparently the line of questioning was too much for Chris to handle as he proceeded to have a meltdown as soon as the cameras panned out.
Upon fishing the interview, Brown freaked out, stormed into his dressing room and went on a rampage. His screaming was so loud the people in hair and makeup called security. Brown was so out of control that he even smashed a window in his dressing room! How's that for proving you've reformed?
By the time security arrived, Chris had ripped off his shirt and left the building, blowing off another performance he was supposed to do for ABC's website. Reportedly, Chris even confronted a segment producer while exiting the building and started him down. Due to his probation for his felony beating, Chris is required to obey all laws. Oh, and let me point out that the tattooed body does not represent the clean and wholesome image Chris and his team were trying to create.
Everything Judd Apatow produces turns to gold, so my expectations for Bridesmaids are quite high. The comedy centers around an unhappily single woman (Kristen Wiig) who must serve as maid of honor for her best friend's (Maya Rudolph) wedding. The Vegas trip looks a little reminiscent of The Hangover, but if it worked once, it may work again. Rounding out the cast are Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Matt Lucas, Rose Byrne and Jill Clayburgh. Bridesmaids hits theaters on May 13.
She may be spotted more with mom, but Charlotte Grace is a total daddy's girl. The 18-month-old was seen on the set of mom Sarah Michelle Gellar's new show, Ringer, in New York City on Thursday. Dressed in a warm sweater and jeggings, it was impossible to ignore Charlotte's resemblance to dad Freddie Prinze Jr. Now all we need is a family picture to go gaga over.
Mark Salling partied in my home away from home this weekend. The Glee star hosted a wild bash at Pure at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday. Costars Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr. were at Tao with my during my last visit, but I would much rather have partied with Puck. I may not be a fan of the mohawk, but boy is he cute.
Canada's latest claim to fame: Emerson. The five-and-a-half-month-old London, Ont baby has charmed the world, garnering almost seven million views in one week.The video was posted by Emerson's mother and shows the baby alternating between horrified shock and uncontrollable laughter when his mom blows her nose. The video is too cute to pass up.
Channeling good and evil in their coordinated ensembles, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen suited up for the CFDA nominees luncheon. The twin designers earned an emerging talent nomination for their womenswear line, The Row. Now if only the could learn how to smile...
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake left the intensity of the Oscars for Friends with Benefits. The comedy will never be nominated for Best Picture, but it does look kind of cute. Fun fact: Justin and Mila's flirting is rumored to have been a major factor in his split from longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel. Their chemistry looks pretty hot, no?
Books brought to life on the big screen tend to disappoint. When screenwriters and producers repurpose a book, they tend to miscast and leave out important character details. Based on the just released trailers for Something Borrowed, the book has avoided the dreaded curse.
Based on the best selling book by Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), a talented attorney who is a generous and loyal friend and is still unhappily single. After one drink to many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel ends up in bed with Dex (Colin Egglesfield), the fiance of her best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson).When Rachel and Darcy's lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications. Basically, it's the ultimate love triangle. Meanwhile, childhood friend Ethan (John Krasinski) is keeping a major secret.
Only Jake Gyllenhaal could make the word shalom sound so dreamy. The actor made a guest appearance on "Shalom Sesame," a version of Sesame Street produced to introduce Hebrew and Jewish culture to children. In preparation for Passover, Jake explains the afikoman - the piece of matzah hidden for children - to viewers. Isn't he adorable?
Ten thousand people are feared dead in Japan, but 50 Cent is more focused on keeping his followers entertained. Following Friday's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the rapper took to his Twitter page to share his thoughts on the tragedy. "Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing," 50 Cent tweeted. "Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe's from LA, Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol."
Finally realizing the seriousness of the situation, 50 then tweeted, "Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let's pray for anyone who has lost someone." The sensitivity didn't last for long, as 50 Cent ended the day with these winning tweets:
- "Man they made a movie about all this 2012 now you think that was a lucky guess."
- "Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I'm cool either way 50cent."
The best third party endorsements come from genuine, celebrity endorsers. Cadillac received a glowing recommendation from pregnant singer Jewel after she was hit by a fire truck in Texas. "1 thing I do know is my car saved my & my baby's life," Jewel tweeted. "Definitely going 2 get another Cadillac SRX! It absorbed all the damage & kept me safe!" I wouldn't be surprised if Cadillac signed Jewel and her baby on for their next family-friendly advertising campaign after that tweet. Do you think sales will spike?
Just like Charlotte in Sex and the City, Isla Fisher has taken a strong liking to her new Jewish faith. The recent convert, and wife of Jewish comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, has even given her daughters names from the religion. Isla's eldest daughter's name, Olive, is prevalent in Jewish history and in the land of Israel. Her youngest daughter, Elula Lottie Miriam, takes her name from the Hebrew word for August, Elul, and from Moses' sister, Miriam. How's that for a proud Jew?
OHM, London's premiere student run fashion show, is back. This year's Urban Jungle theme promises to showcase the innovative student designs from across Ontario alongside choreographed dance sequences. Need a further incentive to travel to the UWO party town? Proceeds raised through OHM go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
I was the PR exec on the account in 2009 and trust me - you don't want to miss this show. Tickets are available online for $16.
Jen Aniston's sex tape is here and boy is it juicy. The Smart Water spokesperson figures out how to make a video go viral online with the help of her three iPad-toting internet boys. Keenan Cahill, double rainbow guy, puppies, dancing babies and a talking parrot help make the video what it is. Enjoy!
Featured in the opening skit of Saturday Night Live were all of this week's #winning personalities. Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera, John Galliano, Muammar Gaddafi and Lindsay Lohan were spoofed in one of the year's most hilarious parodies. These guys make it too easy...
John Galliano proved once again why he deserves all of the backlash he has been receiving. Following his anti-Semitic rant in late February, the designer was fired from his position as creative director at Dior, was scorned by Natalie Portman and was shunned by the world. This pathetic and unauthentic "apology" statement only furthers my hatred for the designer. Read his statement below, with commentary from yours truly.
"Since the events of last Thursday evening I have not been able to make any public comment on what took place based upon advice from my French lawyer. However, given the continuing delays at the French Prosecutor's Office, I should make my position clear." Blaming someone else? Classic.
"I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation." Silly claim considering there is video evidence of your anti-Semitic tirade.
"A number of independent witness have given evidence and have told the police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violet exception to my look and my clothing. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me." Someone doesn't like your look so you spew anti-Semitic hatred at them? For the record, Hitler killed gay people as well as Jews, Gypsies and other minorities. Are you sure you still love him?
"However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people." Bravo.
"I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light." Worst possible light does not accurately define the harshness of the situation.
"I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people's understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people's forgiveness." Why would you work to gain people's understanding and compassion? You don't deserve it and no one will ever understand why you said what you did.
"I have fought my entire life against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination, having been subjected to it myself. In all my work my inspiraton has been to unite people of every race, creed, religion and sexuality by celebrating their cultural and ethnic diversity through fashion. That remains my guiding light." All the more reason for you to NOT love Hitler and for you to NOT discriminate against Jewish people.
"Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behavior in causing any offence."
British bad girl Amy Winehouse has teamed up with Fred Perry again for his spring/summer 2011 collection. The 30-piece playful, sassy women's line features apparel and accessories with Hawaii prints and vibrant colors. One of the shirts even features a signature Hawaiian print with an image of Winehouse as a hula girl! The light-knit pieces are perfect for looking chic in the warm weather.
For all you fashionistas looking to add to their spring wardrobes, the new line will be available at the Fred Perry store in Toronto (964 Queen Street West), Urban Boutique in Edmonton and online. Get it before it sells out!
Lady Gaga made quite an impression in Toronto. After starting the concert over an hour late, the reigning pop diva emerged in black lingerie and put on quite the performance. The highlight: Lady Gaga's duet with 10-year-old Maria Aragon. The Winnipeg native has been getting lots of press thanks to her cover of Gaga's Born This Way. In addition to local radio stations, she's also been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Lucky girl!
She may idolize her mother, but Suri Cruise seems to have taken a page out of the Elle Woods playbook. The almost five-year-old hit the streets of Vancouver yesterday with mom Katie Holmes. Donning various shades of pink and an infamous Starbucks cup, the budding fashionista once again proved that she wears the pants (or lack thereof) in the family. How's that for kid power?
The only thing putting a damper on Natalie Portman's wondrous year is her affiliation with Dior designer John Galliano. The Academy Award winning actress is the face of the Miss Dior Cherie, and has appeared in national advertisements supporting the product. In the wake of Galliano's horrific anti-Semitic rant, Natalie (nee Hershlag) has wisely refused to assocaite herself in any way with the former chief designer.
"I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video," Natalie said in a statement. "In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful."
Natalie's words only makes me like her more. Her natural grace shined through the statement and helped bring to light just how wrong Galliano is. While the Jewish community has definitely voiced its opinion about the disgraced designer, Natalie's high profile position helps other communities understand just how horrible Galliano is. Kudos to Natalie for standing up what she believes in and to Dior for ridding itself of this scum.
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