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MP3ブログを読む機会も(時間も)めっきり少なくなってしまって、毎日深夜に帰宅し、やっていることといえばbandcampやvimeoのお気に入りタグやら購読やらを気まぐれに巡り、枯れたシンガーソングライターの楽曲に心の中で「イイネ!」とつぶやくばかり…。嗚呼…これが人生!そんな今年前半のまとめ(特にまとまってないけど)です。


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ただこの新しいアルバムよりも、2008年作「What the Boat Gave the River」をこの半年では一番多く聴いていた。これを今年のベストにしたいくらい。旧作だけど。


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こちらはデンマークのセッションムービーシリーズ。vimeoのこれ系のセッションもの、数年前まとめましたが、今見るとリンク切れまくっている。もう一度きちんと把握したいと思う。そのうち…。


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Mウォードとフィオン・リーガンをフェイバレットに挙げる在ダブリンのオーストラリア人SSW、セカンドアルバム。


メルボルンのSSW。紙ジャケで再発されてそうなオブスキュア・フォークアルバムの佇まい。全曲いいです。


オハイオ出身ホームメイドシンガー、セカンドアルバム(、と思っていたが今bandcampのアカウントをみるとこんなことに)。フラジャイルアコースティック。


同じアズマティックキティ所属リズ・ジェーンズのカバー企画アルバムより。いわゆるポストダブステップ風アプローチ(よくわかってないので間違っていたらすいません)とDMスティス、ダーティープロジェクターズのようなコーラスアレンジ(多重録音)が今っぽいと思った。


日系のフロントマン、トモ・ナカヤマ(町田出身シアトル在住)のバンド新作。


カナダ・ハリファックスのSSW、ルークテンプルあるいはひとりフリートフォクシズといった趣。


在NYのシンガーWalker Lukensと在オースティンバンドGrand Childによる競演。

そのほかフィジカルリリースでよく聴いたのはジェイムス・ブレイクの1st、レイジャーソサエティのセカンド、ハイラマズの新作、シド・マターズの(フランス国内では2010年のアルバムだけど)「Brotherocean」あたり。どれもライブを観たい。

私事としましては、最近iPadを衝動買いました。これとvimeoのインターフェースの相性がとてもよろしい。そんなこともあり、パソコン使って音楽を聴くにしても、そのやり方がだいぶ変わった。そのほかは特に変わりません。

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Nowhere is the rise of Montreal’s haute cuisine more apparent than (900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, 514.499.2084), where Normand Laprise’s kitchen serves up a seemingly endless display of culinary delights. Though the dining room is a bit stuffy the food is anything but, exemplified by the surprise 7-course tasting menu that began for us with blood orange juice with thyme foam as an amuse-bouche and continued on with salmon confit, ravioli stuffed with guinea fowl, and lamb medallions cooked to perfection. This one will cost you, but it’ll be worth it, no matter the current exchange rate.Another stellar restaurant of note is (311 Rue Saint-Paul East, 514.878.2232), tucked into an airy and bright corner across from the at the heart of Vieux-Montreal. While not as ostentatious as Toque, the food is no less impressive; chef and proprietor Laurent Godbout (who studied with Toque’s Laprise) serves superb main courses of frog leg fritters, Alberta beef, and a divine veal cheek and lobster plate. The presentation is nothing if not exquisite, from the artfully arranged dishes to the menus playfully printed on paper sacks. Be sure to pick up some of the epicier items on the way out; the pickled ginger vinegar is a particular stand-out. Our favorite stop on the trip.No article on Montreal’s restaurant scene would be complete without mentioning (536 Rue Duluth East, 514.281.1114). The restaurant is a local mainstay and, along with Godbout and Leprise, chef Martin Picard forms the triumvirate of local foodie demi-gods. Other highlights of Montreal’s culinary scene include (423 Rue St-Claude, 514.861.1112), (1499 Rue Laurier East, 514.523.9396), (99 Laurier West, 514.271.3095), and La Montee de Lait (371 Rue Villeneuve East, 514.289.9921). Many of these places are explored in greater detail on , a lovingly compiled Montreal foodie blog.For a sweet ending, (375 Rue Roy East, 514.849.5550) is everything a chocolate lover could want. The chocolates themselves are out of this world, including bonbons in bold, imaginative flavors such as Szechuan pepper and Earl Grey that border on the alchemical. The real score, however, is the hot chocolate, served in a small jolt closer to a shot glass than a mug. Once you taste it you’ll know why: a rush of heavenly richness, your eyes will roll back in your head as the ambrosial concoction warms you in places you never knew existed.Now that you’ve eaten your way through the city, it’s time to head home to create your own inspired creations. The kitchenware shrine (152 Avenue Laurier West, 514.278.0008) is a paean to your inner chef, a well-stocked and immaculately rendered supply shop that practices what it preaches, offering intimate cooking classes with some of Montreal’s finest chefs (including some who have already cooked for you). You won’t want to leave the store empty-handed!The cuisine of Montreal has come into its own, a must stop for food lovers of all stripes that only strengthens the city’s reputation as one of North America’s most sophisticated destinations. Just a hop away from much of the Northeast and Midwest (the flight from New York is just under an hour), you’ll be glad you came, glad you saw, and, most of all, glad you ate.For Fall ’10, forget Dior, McQueen or even Rag & Bone. It’s all about Seibei!By Marc LeonardGeek is in; the writing is on the entertainment wall! Looking even beyond a little show called Glee we’re seeing hot geeks all over shows like Chuck, Bones, and we already miss the begeekzus out of 24‘s Chloe. And at the multiplex it’s been a banner summer with movies like Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. So this winter we’re all about Geek Chic, and this weekend we checked out to see the latest in Geek couture.Taco or sandwich? Take your pick!We were mainly on the hunt for that ultimate geek wardrobe staple, the t-shirt; after all we’re dressing for comfort here, not style! First stop was a visit to the booth of Brooklyn artist whose now classic sandwich monster t-shirt we discovered at a Brooklyn arts show last year. Since we last met him, David’s expanded his collection of original t-shirts to include a Mexican variation of his hungry dinosaur, as well as fun new tees “I’m Fat Let’s Party” and a rainbow pooping dog.Size matters.More hot geek daywear after the jump!A new favorite collection for us was the work of . We love the shirt that challenges the stereotype about clams’ happiness, their rendition of a steampunk Mr. Peanut, and “Solstice is Wiccan Awesome”. Check out their site for more quirky and darkly humorous cartoon drawings on t-shirts.Literary sex jokes and fresh clams. Geeks got it goin’ on!All the wiccan in the house say “Yeeeaaahhhhhh!”We also dig the shirts at ; their Gotham Ninjas Athletics team jersey combines three of our favorite things: Gotham City, ninjas, and wearing cooler sports jerseys than actual jocks. We also love their line of adorable little cartoon animals hoisting lethal weapons. Nothing quite says cute on the outside, sharp-tongued sassy geek on the inside, quite like an adorable baby cartoon bunny aiming an uzi.Stop or my turtle will shoot!As usual Comic Con had no shortage of Star Wars-themed shirts and swag. But our new favorite by far was at the booth, for the Tosche Station Power Converters (“Worth Whining About!”). This is a refreshingly original take on a Star Wars tee because it’s not overtly clear to only but the biggest geeks what this is a reference to. But if you’re a real Star Wars fan you’ll likely find yourself giggling uncontrollably every time you look at this (we did!).Get it?For a show that lasted only half a season, Buffy creator Joss Whedon’s Firefly sure has inspired quite the selection of geek swag. We visited fan group the ‘ large booth offering a huge array of shirts, bags, gun replicas, and other items for Firefly fans, or just fans of western/space/Asian fusion culture. Our favorite shirt of the bunch is the one worn by Jayne in the Firefly movie Serenity; the Chinese characters say “troublemaker”.A Serenity souvenir. (The shirt, not the guy.)In accessories we’re loving the folks at and their spectacular line of theatrical and custom contact lenses that’ll help you achieve your nonhuman look of choice. The wolf eye lens was weirdly sexy, while the various alien, zombie, and vampire models were somewhat less so.Our favorite accessory was these groovy and very geeky Lego earrings from Bricks and Boards Toys. We also loved the passionate toy brick-themed t-shirts which are also an original design. The original design earrings are available from the Ohio-based store whose site is currently down, but you can get more information on how to find these stylish items at Speaking of Legos, while this last item isn’t geek fashion it’s definitely trés chic. Check out the incredible from artist . This was easily one of the coolest things we saw and that’s saying a lot since we’d just seen Tricia Helfer AND Katee Sackhoff minutes before discovering this geeky art. If you happen to be in NYC check out Sawaya’s gallery exhibition at in Chelsea from Nov 23 to Dec 14. Stacked!Thanks for playing! Now buy a new T-shirt, comb your hair and leave the house!Or not.Starting today, we’ve got lovely NYC-based guest blogger (man about town, fashionista, a writer and editor at mags like Genre & Next) chipping in to serve up some of his current musical picks. We’ll call this section, "Ring My Bell" or something like that once we commit to it… Enjoy!Which of the wives on "Big Love" does this guy look like the most? This new album from A.R.E. Weapons is a clue…" It’s no secret that has a special relationship with the gays. From her sexually adventurous roles in Kids and Boys Don’t Cry, her captivating performance as a nun navigating AIDS in Africa in 3 Needles, her BJ in Brown Bunny, to her campy and bitchy role on Big Love, she’s got us gay boys and girls wrapped around her adorable little pinky.What some of you may not know is that Chloë has a brother. A pretty spiffy brother, at that, who plays keyboards in a kick-ass rock band called . His name is Paul. While the band is not entirely new –- music insiders have given them accolades since their inception in 2003 -– their third studio album, , out now, has the kind of poignant riffs that could finally land them on the radio, if not on your frequently played tracklist.Mostly, we’d like to draw your attention to a track called Sure, A.R.E Weapons boasts no gay members, but we can tell from the words in this track, they’re definitely down with the cause.–Matt BellFrom left: Paul and fellow Weapons dealers Matt and Brian step it up. They recommend you "F what ya like," boyz and girlz! This may get my vote for “Absolute Bar.” It travels with you! Cheers!The sassy saga of the continues today full-throttle. Those nice, gay-friendly (and gay-advertising—just look around this page) folks at Absolut want to hear from you. If you go to their , you can vote on 100 different categories of cool stuff, on what rocks your world.For example, you get to for cool categories like “Best Restaurant,” “Best Pickup Line” (eeek!) “Best Hotel” or “Best Podcast.”Or you can weigh on some of these nominees already posted. Like these…For Absolute Gay Icon…(click to see them larger) Who works for you? Liza or Judy? Activist Elizabeth Birch? RuPaul?For Absolute Cocktail Occasion…(click to see them larger) Full Moon in Thailand? Or Christmas in the city? Or just any Friday afternoon?Who’s the Absolute Metal Band?(click to see them larger) Led Zeppelin? Marilyn Manson? Or your kid brother out in the garage?And what’s the Absolute Bag?The Muse by YSL? Chloe’s Paddington bag? Or this time-tested classic?Beyond the clothes and shoes and bags and ‘dos of the spring collections this past month, one thing became very, very evident — American models are having a moment.This may not seem so novel, there has never been a shortage of American models, and ones who are household names at that. But since the birth of the modern modelling era in the 1970s, there has seldom been a large influx of American beauties snagging spots on the big runways and all the major editorials and ad campaigns.The last time we saw this was roughly ten years ago in the early aughts when the” It girls” of the late ’90s and new American faces all seemed to thrive over a four year period.Erin Wasson, Frankie and Missy Rayder, Bridget Hall, Maggie Rizer, James (now Jaime) King, Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, Guinevere van Seenus, Amanda Moore, Jessica Miller … just a few of the American beauties who could be seen in every magazine, fronting every campaign and on every runway.What’s more, Wasson, Lindvall and both Rayders are still thriving. 36-year-old Frankie lent her picture perfect face to both the Alexander Wang and Givenchy shows this season, blending in seamlessly with models who were literally almost half her age. Wasson, 29, also popped up at Givenchy and Michael Kors and Missy, 33, turned out to support pal Giles Deacon and his eponymous line.This is not to discredit American supers like Christy Turlington, Stephanie Seymour and Cindy Crawford, but these girls were more a part of an international crew that included Linda, Claudia, Naomi, Tatjana, Nadja, Helena and later on Kate. It must also be noted that these ladies, most now in their early forties, are also still scoring some very major, and some season’s every major, campaigns.Cut to now and there is an almost endless rooster of established American girls like Heidi Mount, Arizona Muse, Sessilee Lopez, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Lindsey Wixson (a vet at 17), Britt Maren, Chanel Iman, Ruby and Lily Aldridge and Hilary Rhoda being joined by some very, very strong newcomers.Arizona native Kelly Mittendorf, 17, managed to score perhaps the most amazing debut gig ever. While the all coveted Prada exclusive has always been the ultimate in the industry, Mittendorf decided to just skip over that and book the campaign for Fall 2011. Did we mention she had yet to walk a runway at that point?Maria Bradley meanwhile scored an exclusive for a little line called Balenciaga this past season. That in addition to stopping by Versace (another exclusive), Alexander Wang (she opened), Tommy Hilfiger and Proenza Schouler. Not bad for a 17-year-old kid from Kansas.And there is more national pride to be had in the form of 16-year-old wonders Josilyn Williams and Court (just “Court,” like Cher), 17-year-old free spirit and pink coiffed Charlotte Free and Long Island gal Allaire Heisig, another old soul at 17, who closed the fall Marc by Marc show, scored a spot at the Valentino couture show this past July and found herself in the pages of the September issue of Italian Vogue – without the aid of being the victor on a CW program. Not bad work if you can get it.  And balance it with your high school schedule as well of course.But we saved the best for last. Britain has Kate and Naomi, Canada Linda and Daria and Brazil Gisele and Raquel. At this point the two American names that come to mind for most are Christy and Cindy, stunning beauties both but 20 years removed from the height of their fame. Enter Karlie.19-year-old Karlie Kloss has everything going for her. Debuting as a Calvin Klein exclusive at the very tender, and now outlawed, age of 15, Kloss has managed to somehow become more and more gorgeous with age. So gorgeous that it sometimes seems when flipping through the pages of industry bible Vogue that the the almighty Anna Wintour has forgotten there are in fact other models with editorial availability.The problem is, no other model can do what Kloss can do. She can be the All-American girl at one second, a seductive sultress the next and even, despite her just having graduated from high school, the urban working woman to close things out. It would be easier to list a mood or persona this teen can’t nail down rather than run through how pitch perfect she is in absolutely everything she does.Editorial not enough? Let’s take a look at her walk. Kloss has one of, if not the, best runway walks ever. A testament perhaps to her years of ballet, when Kloss catwalks in a designer’s wears stylists want to snag it, creative directors want to shoot it and, best of all, every woman, and no doubt some men, want to find a way to buy it in hopes they too might look like the leggy beauty. It’s no wonder Kloss tends to only hold two slots in most every runway show she does – open or close.And there’s more! Have you ever seen an interview with Kloss? Modelling is an incredibly, incredibly difficult world, even more so for a girl of 15 to enter. Kloss however is the most pleasant, cordial and unpretentious girl in the business. A huge credit no doubt to her parents, but an even bigger credit to a girl who had booked campaigns for Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Oscar de la Renta and a feature article, yes article, in Vogue before she turned 18. That is the kind of resume that allows one to play darts with a BlackBerry and their assistant’s head should they so desire.Kloss, much like the original ppa seems to be well on her way to forming her own international posse as well, like her idol Christy, with pals Toni Garn, Frida Gustavsson and best bud Jourdan Dunn filling out the crew. What’s more, her debut on another coveted catwalk seems almost guaranteed later this year as, now no longer a minor, Kloss will surely be tossing on a pair of wings for a certain lingerie company that another pal, Iman, joined last year.So keep an eye on all the American gals kids, and Kloss specifically. The girl managed to move beyond even fashion mags this September when Life made her one of just a handful of models to have ever graced their cover, joining the ranks of the iconic Veruschka, Suzy Parker and Naomi Sims.So all that is missing now is her music video debut. Think George Michael is up for a “Freedom ’11?”Roving reportrix Damiana Garcia (left) always gets her story. And Tanya Roberts, too!Ace lady reporter (the drag alter ego of ) has covered many an exclusive story and fabulous event for (the production company behind “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Drag U” and ) – she’s even rocked the red carpet at the 2010 NewNowNext Awards. Now Damiana embarks on a new weekly web sketch series - “The Damiana Files”!Each week Damiana will put her investigative reporter skills to the test as she talks to a different fascinating individual (played by many of the funniest sketch performers to be found in LA and the interweb at large).In her first episode, Damiana visits former “Charlie’s Angel” Tanya Roberts (played here by the hilarious of and “” viral video fame) for some of Tanya’s affordable interior decorating tips, along with a heaping portion of crazy.The “Damiana Files” theme song is by gay music duo .Watch and get ready to take down Tanya’s tips!!!! Shorthand may come in handy…Get ready for more of “The Damiana Files” coming at you regularly right here and on !Diane Kruger is , possibly the and is certainly not lacking for work, but doesn’t it seem like the actress should be getting far larger and far meatier roles over here in America? She is currently starring in the french film Farewell, My Queen playing Marie Antoinette, and we think it’s time American audiences got to know this lady beyond her work in the National Treasure franchise. For enduring Nicholas Cage during the making of two films alone, this bitch needs more work.Let’s look at her five best performances below.TroyThe part of Helen of Troy in this big budget film was one of the most coveted and heavily debated roles in Hollywood for a good while, with Indian star Aishwarya Rai reportedly turning down the role before Kruger became the face that launched a thousand ships. The part required little of her, but certainly proved she could share the screen with the biggest names in Hollywood.Joyeux NoelThis French film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture and proved what a talented actor the former model had become. Kruger played Anna, a Danish opera singer during the World War I Christmas truce in 1914. Sadly she did not do her own singing, with that left to opera legend Natalie Dessay.Inglorious BasterdsKruger’s biggest role in America to date, the actress received a SAG nomination for this Best Picture contender in which she played German film star Bridget von Hammersmark. Her performance would have brought on better roles in America one would think, but either she is turning them down for better work in Europe or nobody is smart enough to be offering her any.Mr. NobodyThis very brilliant, and very, very long film from Jaco Van Dormael, seemed to sit on the studio shelf forever before getting a very limited American release. It is too bad, as Kruger’s performance along with Sarah Polley and Linh Dan Pham as the wife of the last mortal man on Earth, played by Jared Leto, was phenomenal.Farewell, My QueenJust look at this trailer. Amazing.Cazwell, as photographed by Danilo Omo. He wants you to “Get Into It.”WATCH HIS MOUTHI’m in the mood to give props today to , the NYC-based rapper who’s full-on album, Get Into It, is coming out in just three weeks. He had one video from the disc, the foxy-risque become a major hit on , and he’s currently working on the follow-up, finshing up a new video for the track “Watch My Mouth.” If you’re a New Yorker, you also know Cazwell as riotously good party host. Check his and give him a listen!Editor-at-Large! Watch how My Comrade’s deft Linda Simpson grills a fearful Austin Scarlet. Watch out, Barbara Walters!HER COMRADESNew York downtown superstar and highly esteemed editrix is one of the world’s smartest and most scintillating drag divas. And I’ve loved her revolutionary gay magazine throughout its many incarnations. And I’m very much loving its new online persona, . Go there now for fun blog dish, salacious photos of party people, insightful commentary on the news of our time, daffy links, and news about Linda’s parties. This was taken at some point during Grizzly Bear’s recent tour (that’s Ed on the right). Are they really happy or really sad?GRIZZLY LISTThe Brooklyn-based melodically ambient-ish rockers of (led by out frontman Ed Droste) have just wrapped a lengthy tour opening for indie smash TV on the Radio. And they’ve about it. Music fans, you’ll love their “Best Of” list of clubs and shows across the North America. Congrats, Minneapolis. Watch out, Toronto!Jacob and Joshua: Tellin’ it like it is to RadarOnline.JACOB & JOSHUA ARE ON YOUR RADARThe twins gets interviewed by the snarky folks at . And the results are pretty fun. I love it when Jacob and Joshua get snippy with each other. Learn the secrets of their musical roots, their flight attendant pasts and which one dyes his hair. Props to them for having great senses of humor!Chloe Sevigny: Dishing tales of indie royals and nightlife crooks.THE JOY OF CHLOEFinally… How did I not see this before? As her AIDS-in-Africa-related film, , gears up for its December 1st release, turns up in this with . She talks about club kids, fag hags, playing nuns—and her indie princess rivalry with Parker Posey. Fun!Honey, these folks were glamorous back in the Reagan era… Work!PARTY LIKE IT’S 1984NYC’s legendary has been a player in the electronica world for ages, and a downtown party maven for just as long. But what I’m loving today is this he made back in 1984 with fellow clubsters Joey Arias and Boy Adrian. It’s for a tune called and is a completely brilliant time capsule of New Wave and burgeoning hip-hop. Talk about gay history… RESPECT!!!Anne Hathaway and James Franco, seconds before lip-syncing for their lives.By now we all know that likes dressing up in drag as much , and we know that from appearing on General Hospital, to studying for his doctorate, to snagging Oscar noms to , there’s no limits to what he will do in the name of creativity or craziness, but America’s sexiest adjunct professor is about to take it to a whole new level.I am beyond thrilled to report that for the April 25th series finale of this season of , James Franco will appear as RuPaul’s special guest co-host!!! And unlike, RuPaul (who helms each weekly drag outing dressed in his male persona and in lady finery) Franco be co-hosting the show with RuPaul COMPLETELY IN DRAG.Franc-ly, it seems a fitting way to wrap a season that’s featured the heavy-duty star talents of Oscar caliber thesps like Lily Tomlin and Chloe Sevigny. And what’s even more intense? He’ll be doing it during Exam Week everyone! He might have to take a few study breaks during the show, but, I don’t know about you, that’s a price I’m willing to pay. (Interior Illusions lounge = professor’s lounge.)Is this bizarre? Maybe not? After all, Franco does have some experience in drag. From his Marilyn MonrOH NO YOU DIDN’T moment at this year’s Academy Award telecast, to this Candy Magazine cover he shot with Terry Richardson:James is letting the river run with this ’80s power business lady look, but not his mascara.I’m sure he’ll be able to dole out some sound advice to our Season Three queens, and he’ll probably Tweet photos of himself while he’s doing it! Also, if this is just some performance art prank thing then he better PERFORM because you know this season’s judges (Santino, Billy B and the queen of no bullsh*t Michelle Visage) will not settle for anything less.Clearly, if the lad can hack his own arm off during a weekend trip to the desert gone wrong, I’m confident he can hold his own against the The Heathers or some Puerto Rican drag divas.Best of all, the opportunties for Franco to deflate the furor around his heavily critiqued Oscars gig are boundless! Can we just start calling Ru “Man Hathaway?” Let them have it, James!And don’t F*CK IT UP.After the jump, hear what RuPaul herself has to say about her foxy, Oscar-worthy co-host to be!!! Can we expect some backstage Twitpics of Franco testing his tucking skills??SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!When asked for comment about working with Mr. Franco, the Supermodel of the World had this to say…Thanks for playing, kids!!!Yes, we’re just playin’ with ya!The lovely Mr. Franco will not be co-hosting the Drag Race finale… But don’t you think he’d do a fantastic job??But have a fierce weekend anyway…And watch this hot sneak peek clip from this coming Monday’s new episode!Manila’s straight-boy drag-sister Matt is adorable!!!Need to catch up on ? It’s getting closer to the finale and — Franco or not — you need to be ready, Hunty!!! Watch And tell them Franco, sent ya! may be a hip and low-key gal, but it seems there is one drag queen that lady has no time for — Chloe Sevigny. The Hit & Miss actress was interviewed for the new issue of , and showed no love for , whose videos impersonating the starlet have all gone viral.“At first I thought, Oh, they’re funny. They’re not even really me, they’re these weird art pieces. But I’ve turned a little. I’m slightly offended because he’s calling me pretentious, and I’m not,” she told the mag.But does she love ?At long last we have our first look at playing the transgendered Mia in HIT & MISS, the British miniseries set to air on this July. This is the same film that landed Chloe in hot water when she in an interview.Mia is a transgender assassian who, upon learning she fathered a child years ago, must balance her new family life with her killer instincts. Just like every other romantic comedy.Check out the trailer above.Drew Droege is back as after a long, long absence, and this time extolling Chloe’s love for reading.Watch above as Chloe tells us what she is reading now and recalls a recent “burnt bone massage” with Kimbra.Then, go enjoy Drew c.It’s pretty funny.The whole female assassin thing has been done before in films like La Femme Nikita and every other Angelina Jolie movie, and that lady is a dude was of course popularized by The Crying Game, but the new miniseries combines the two in a way that is shocking, violent and, dare we say, touching., who plays the , gets most of the credit for the show’s success. Sevigny is always bewitching in her roles, whether she is playing an aloof NYC teen in Kids or a polygamous sister wife in Big Love, and manages to infuse Mia with the perfect balance of emotion and, for lack of a better word, balls.The series opens with Mia completing a job, before heading home to shower and endure an intense workout. It would appear Sevigny went through the same training as well as the actress looks unbelievably fit and toned. Mia’s isolationist world is turned upside down however when she learns that she fathered a son years earlier, and that the boy’s mother will soon die of cancer.This sends Mia on a journey from the grimy streets of Manchester to the vast nowhere of Northern England. Arriving too late, Mia comes upon the son she never knew she had, and his three half-siblings, all living without parental supervision in a rundown farmhouse.Having been named the children’s legal guardian, Mia stays, and with time slowly wins the children over. Everyone seems to take her transition relatively well too, something that is no doubt aided by her ability to kick the living shit out of a mouthy and heartless male landlord.So Mia begins her new double life as guardian by day and assassin by night, making the jaunt back and forth to Manchester to complete jobs. It certainly pays the bills and cash jobs are always best.Director Paul Abbott, who is known for the popular British series Shameless, does an amazing job invoking the mood and feel of Mia’s two different world. The quiet open space of Northern England juxtaposes nicely with the dark and claustrophobic Manchester, whose only open space seems to be Mia’s empty city loft. He is also particularly good at creating believable relationships between the children and their less than ideal guardian, something he also did to great affect in Shameless.It remains to be seen if the series, airing on DirecTV, can stick to this level or if the writing will remain on par with Sevigny’s acting abilities, but for the time being there are very few things one could watch on televison that are any better.Don’t believe us? .Last week, , the much-anticipated UK miniseries starring Chloe Sevigny as a transgender woman whose life as an assassin changes when she finds out she fathered a daughter. The first teaser was just scenes set to music, but in this one we finally hear Chloe’s deepened-for-this-role voice as she sings “Hush Little Baby” to her kid. It’s creepy and ominous, cut with scenes of Chloe’s character’s violent job. Hit & Miss premieres on DirectTV’s Audience Network on July 11th. recorded a video to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Outfest, and you will never believe who she name dropped — our very own !Watch Chloe, or rather the very talented , talk about riding half-bucket in hatchback with America’s most polarizing drag queen above.How we have missed her…At long last we have the full trailer for ‘s turn as the transgendered Mia in HIT & MISS, the British miniseries set to air on this July. This is the same film that landed Chloé in hot water when she in an interview. Most recently, .Mia is a transgender assassin who, upon learning she fathered a child years ago, must balance her new family life with her killer instincts. The accent seems to be Irish and Chloé looks to be pretty convincing in the role, sure to garner her some award attention next year.Check out the trailer above.In the above video from MTV After Hours, all kinds of celebrities, from to Amber Rose to Chloe Grace Moretz to Questlove to Max Greenfield joke about playing tributes in The Hunger Games, and ending up on the cutting room floor. It’s cute – especially Colfer (“Did someone tell you that I can’t read? Was it Hutcherson?”) Video, above.Hilary Swank in Charlize Theron in – scribegrrrl from Via , I came across a list of the "." It recognizes some truly stunning instances of shape-shifting in the service of art, including these:But, as usual, the list was mostly male-oriented. So here are some cinematic chameleons of the female variety. I’m including TV as well as film, and some of these are really evolutions over the span of a career, rather than transformations for a specific roles. But hairdos, makeup, wardrobe and weight changes have definitely helped these actresses play their parts. Here they are in no particular order. 1. Chloe Sevigny, vs. Big Love From breathtaking butch to what-is-that-hair-about housewife. I much prefer her on her bike.2. Leisha Hailey, vs. I fell in love with her pink hair and adorable face. I’m still swooning, but she’s sizzlingly sexy now, rather than cute — I can’t really see her as that quirky kid in the guitar store.3. Nicole Kidman, The Others vs. The Hours Two haunting characters with two contrasting honkers. Actually, what impressed me even more than her proboscis in The Hours was the way she carried herself — stiffly, but also with submerged energy, as if her frame were straining to contain all those weighty Woolfian words.4. Toni Collette, Muriel’s Wedding vs. everything else since then I love her in any shape, size or accent.5. Laurel Holloman, vs. I miss cute little chivalrous Randy Dean. I also miss pre-breakup Tina, but maybe she’ll be back next season.6. Frances McDormand, Fargo vs. From "funny is sexy" to "sexy is sexy" with the doffing of an earflap cap. Oh, and a baby and an ear-melting, side-splitting accent. 7. Meryl Streep, Manhattan vs. The Devil Wears PradaThis is what you call aging very, very well. It’s all about the hair — or is it all about the pursed lips? 8. Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins vs. Victor/VictoriaI love her in any role too. But she was so dashing when she played a man playing a woman. More like Victor/Victori-yum! Who has made you do a double take? This list is only a start, and we have Chloe Sevigny to thank for that — when I see her in butch mode, my brain surrenders to much baser instincts and I’m useless for at least a day. has a very special guest this week as he tackles a very funny reader question — gay comedian Drew Droege aka .Watch above as the pair help a viewer deal with a boyfriend who frequently laughs during sex, not that you will have much sympathy for the young man after learning he is having sex twice a day.For more Conner, check out his and him your sex questions. And follow Drew and check out his latest Chloe video, Dark Shadows, the , will be released tomorrow. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and , the film looks amazing, but critics seem to be a little split. Let’s take a look at what they have to say.“Dark Shadows isn’t among Mr. Burton’s most richly realized works, but it’s very enjoyable, visually sumptuous and, despite its lugubrious source material and a sporadic tremor of violence, surprisingly effervescent. There has often been something moribund about Mr. Burton’s period efforts, and it may be that he tends to be more at ease, feels aesthetically freer, when he’s having fun with pop culture (his inert redo of Planet of the Apes Dark Shadows — the show first surfaced in the middle of the Vietnam War, when real horror was playing out daily in the news — Mr. Burton’s gift for deviant beauty and laughter has its own liberating power. – “With an oddball premise that’s right up his alley, director Tim Burton has stylish fun with a morally-and-time-warped family visited by an undead 18th century relative, as does Johnny Depp in the role of the antique British-accented vampire. But the humor slithers between the clever and the sophomoric and the film too often seems willing to settle for mild humor at the expense of hippie-era mores instead of pursuing the palpable temptation to become genuinely twisted. Still, with its central bloodsucker vs. witch rivalry and Depp in one of his patented bizarre roles, this has all the ear and tooth marks of an early summer winner for Warner Bros.” – “Filled to bursting with voracious stares and high collars (and even an Alice Cooper cameo), Dark Shadows struts its glam harder than any film since Velvet Goldmine—again, a good thing. Just as we’re getting used to Depp’s lovelorn vamp, attempting a resuscitation of the family cannery business, along comes Eva Green’s sex-on-wheels succubus, poured into a Bacall slouch, to kick the movie into overdrive. Burton, as usual, is great on atmosphere and comic timing (these are his weirdest moments since Ed Wood), but less so at reining in an overcomplicated plot and dimly lit action scenes. You sense the project was forced into a high-octane summer mold; it’ll probably serve nicely as background for your Halloween bash.” – “Yet as genially macabre as Dark Shadows is, it tries to serve too many masters. Initially it’s an epic valentine to the show (Victoria’s arrival, set to “Nights in White Satin,“ is indeed trance-inducing). Then it’s a vamp-out-of-water story as Barnabas gets in tune with the Me Decade. Soon it’s a gung-ho comedy as the fanged patriarch takes over. Finally it’s a monster flick leading up to an effects-filled battle between a vampire, a witch, a werewolf and a ghost, as a potential corpse bride sleepwalks. Jinkies!” – “All right, so Burton has made less a revival of the old show than a hit-or-miss parody pageant. This could be the pricey video record of a masquerade weekend that a group of bored glamorati spent in a rented mansion after someone had brightly proposed, “Let’s play Dark Shadows!” But attention must be paid to movie allure, in a star like Depp and his current harem. Angelique may be the only satanist among the women here, but they’re all bewitching.” – Ne-Yo tells tales on Britney, Meryl takes her “Mamma” out in Greece, and Dolly’s hitting Broadway–in two years. sounds off about the , then sold to Pussycat Doll Nicole for her solo debut. That’s why they call it the music business, okay? in sunny Greece on the -led movie version of the Broadway musical It costars Christine Baranski and Julie Walters as the best gal-pals, and Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth as her former lovers who might just be her grown daughter’s daddy. Fun, fun, fun!That big that ’s been hard at work at? It’s headed to Broadway in 2009. Hurrah, Dora Lee!AND…Oh, yeah… for the new season of her show. It’s L.A.’s (no, he’s not a porn star) who’s other day job is working at KROQ. Busy!So if you’re and your life is sort of a mess, what would help sort things out? Getting pregnant!!??? Word has it she .Fashion vs. Showbiz: is gonna play for Dior’s 60th anniversary bash in Paris; and ’s debuting a line of her own at NYC’s Fashion Week. Oh, the glamour of it all…And in L.A., you can buy a creamsicle from the ice cream man and then belt out a tune, too? Yep, it’s Which is either genius, or really annoying…Blake Lively, Diane Kruger and Chloe Moretz are three of the most stylish women in Hollywood and frequently find themselves atop many a best dressed list , a difficult feat for such scrutinized stars. Even more remarkable, according to a new article, is that these three women style themselves — but do they?Lively comments: “I’d go to fashion shows and call my publicist and say, ‘Can I wear that?’ I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better.” Um, kind of, but does it really count when you have access to everything and anything?It is of course just as easy to look bad in an expensive dress as it is a cheap one, but it is far easier to find looks that work for you when you can sit at a fashion show and then make a call requesting a piece. 99% of people would probably dress infinitely better if every time they went shopping they could grab whatever they want, before, of course, professional make-up artists and hair stylists came by to ready them for the day ahead.So can we stop with the claims that these celebrities are dressing themselves? Kruger is a lovely lady and style icon to many, but she is also one of Karl Lagerfeld’s muses and has free access to more Chanel than probably anyone — in the world. Also, do you know who else dresses without help? EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.Maybe we should drop these girls at a Daffy’s and see how well they fare at their next red carpet event. Things might turn out a little different for our gals.Independence Day: Stars Who Style Themselves []“It’s time for nuptials,” says the actual Chloë Sevigny before officiating the wedding of her very dear friends David Hawe and John Paul Kane.It’s our pal Drew Droege, of course () as Chloë Sevigny, and if you happen to not be familiar with him yet, stay put because it’s recently come to my attention that you have to learn yourself on several things. Here are a couple of our favorite Drew-as-Chloë moments:The return of the persimmon…Seared pork fingerlings, with a scuppernong aioli…Previously: [via ]It’s time to summon your “charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent” all over again, children.The kind folks at Absolut have stirred up a tasty cocktail for you today. From deep below the bar in the Interior Illusions lounge they’ve shaken up a strong and powerful video cocktail that’s gonna get you all tipsy and teased up for the drama coming your way with .It looks good, right? First, you glimpse some ladies in some star-spangled drag! Yay, America! Then it seems that we’re seeing lots of big fake boobs this season. (I blame Tyra Sanchez for that one…)And the guest stars (are they guest judges)? I spied Carmen Electra, Chloe Sevigny, Lily Tomlin, Johnny Weir, Sharon Osbourne and Margaret Cho up in there… Oh, yes; back up. I did indeed just say Chloe Sevigny and Lily Tomlin. LEGENDARY!!!! Oh, and LATOYA JACKSON. I die.And yes, we see some wacky, draggedy outfits. Screaming and tears. Some queens falling down and hauling each other around the stage… And Manila Luzon crying with a duck on her head. Wurrrrrk!Glamour! Tears! And lots of kiki-ing in the Interior Illusions lounge, folks… Check yourself!WATCH. IT. NOW.So yes, get ready. is coming at you Mondays in late January, folks!!!!If you’ve been watching Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, surely you’ve noticed Chloe’s chic, subtely-devilish sense of style. While going out and buying a whole new wardrobe that only encompasses the colors red and black is a little unrealistic, getting the coy con artist’s more understated handcuff necklace could be the better option. And Krysten Ritter isn’t the only celeb sporting this look–the dainty police accessory has been spotted on the likes of , Demi Moore and .Here are five twists on the popular look:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tens across the board!!! Talk live tonight with Mariah, Jujubee, Venus D-Lite and sexy-meister Mike Ruiz.Got romantic plans tonight? I know I sure do… It’s just gonna be me, a bottle of sweet wine, some chocolates, a spritz of , and about 10 drag queens, RuPaul and thousands of TV watchers all co-mingling dreamily over the new episode of , airing tonight on Logo at 10pm ET/PT.And… Extra! Extra! The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are busting their asses and bursting through the headlines on this week’s episode as our girls grab the news world by the balls, as they have to (and weather girls, etc). Trust: No assignment is too tough for our fearless anchors!How will the ladies do? Especially with special casting their keen eyes of experience over the rabble? Who will be tonight’s top story, and who is just another newsflash in the pan? Lights! Camera! Contraction! It’s RuPaul’s Drag Race in the newsroom!AND — Like every week, there’s gonna be a newsworthy LogoTalk Live Blog Party raging online at LogoTV.com during the new episode (and Untucked, which will follow it), and tonight you can come and chat with some of your favorite Drag Race stars.During the East Coast airing, Season 2′s legendary Laotian will be present in the chat action at LogoTV.com, so come kiki with her about tonight’s big show as it airs. And find else what else Miss Juju is working on these days!Also, will be chatting live from the ATL. It’s madness… You can watch her on the show, and chat with her live about what’s going down with her onscreen!A-List star/celeb photographer (and Drag Race guest judge) will be present, too; as will Gawker’s own resident snark-meister, NYC’s own astute and sly will also be present and dishing.If you’re on the West Coast, head to LogoTV.com as you watch to get the news-scoop fromSeason 3’s gorgeous , who like Walter Cronkite was taken from us far too soon. But like Glenn Bleck, she just refuses to stay down! An L.A. legend, count on her to serve you tonight’s tidbits sticky and sweet.Plus, intrepid lady reporter , who covers the globe for will also be chatting. Think of the LogoTalk Live Blog Party like a master class of newsy/media wisdom. A couple of headline-worthy news titans: Gawker’s Brian Moylan and World of Wonder’s Damiana Garcia! Come join us in the newsroom at . See you there at 10pm on either coast!No, it’s not a 1950s game show. It’s John Krasinski, Inglourious Basterds’ Diane Kruger and Justin Timberlake assembled to announce the Golden Globe noms this morning in Hollywood. Aren’t they adorable?The nominess for this year’s were announced this morning in Hollywood, courtesy of Justin Timberlake, The Office‘s John Krasinski and Inglourious Basterds actress Diane Kruger. The prizes are seen as a preview of what will likely get nods for Oscar nominations in January (as if you didn’t know).Since everybody loves George Clooney, his Up in the Air led the pack of nominations, scoring six. The musical Nine, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Fergie, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren, received five nominations. Precious performed well, as did the gay-themed A Single Man, snagging noms for its actors Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.On the TV side of things, gay-beloved Glee got noms for its cast members Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch and the show itself in the Best Comedy category.The Globes will be doled out on Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton. Check out the full after the jump! Who ya rooting for?MOVIE CATEGORIESBest Picture, DramaAvatarThe Hurt LockerInglourious BasterdsPreciousUp in the AirBest Picture, Musical/Comedy500 Days of SummerThe HangoverIt’s ComplicatedJulie & JuliaNineBest Actor, DramaJeff Bridges, Crazy HeartGeorge Clooney, Up in the AirColin Firth, A Single ManMorgan Freeman, InvictusTobey Maguire, BrothersBest Actress, DramaEmily Blunt, The Young VictoriaSandra Bullock, The Blind SideHelen Mirren, The Last StationCarey Mulligan, An EducationGabourey Sidibe, PreciousBest Actor, Musical/ComedyMatt Damon, The InformantDaniel Day-Lewis, NineRobert Downey, Jr., Sherlock HolmesJoseph Gordon-Levitt, 500 Days of SummerMichael Stuhlbarg, A Serious ManBest Actress, Musical/ComedySandra Bullock, The ProposalMarion Cotillard, NineJulia Roberts, DuplicityMeryl Streep, It’s ComplicatedMeryl Streep, Julie & JuliaBest Supporting ActorMatt Damon, InvictusWoody Harrelson, The MessengerChristopher Plummer, The Last StationStanley Tucci, The Lovely BonesChristoph Waltz, Inglourious BasterdsBest Supporting ActressPenelope Cruz, NineVera Farmiga, Up in the AirAnna Kendrick, Up in the AirMo’Nique, PreciousJulianne Moore, A Single ManBest DirectorKathryn Bigelow, The Hurt LockerJames Cameron, AvatarClint Eastwood, InvictusJason Reitman, Up in the AirQuentin Tarantino, Inglourious BasterdsBest ScreenplayDistrict 9The Hurt LockerIt’s ComplicatedInglourious BasterdsUp in the AirBest ScoreUpThe Informant!AvatarA Single ManWhere the Wild Things AreBest Song“Cinema Italiano,” Nine“I Want to Come Home,” Everybody’s Fine“I Will See You,” Avatar“The Weary Kind,” Crazy Heart“Winter,” BrothersBest Animated FilmCloudy With A Chance of MeatballsCoralineFantastic Mr. FoxThe Princess & The FrogUpBest Foreign Language FilmBariaBroken EmbracesThe MaidA ProphetThe White RibbonTV CATEGORIESBEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMABig Love (HBO)Dexter (Showtime)House (Fox)Mad Men (AMC)True Blood (HBO)BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL30 Rock (NBC)Entourage (HBO)Glee (FOX)Modern Family (ABC)The Office (NBC)BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMASimon Baker, The MentalistMichael C. Hall, DexterJon Hamm, Mad MenHugh Laurie, HouseBill Paxton, Big LoveBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –DRAMAGlenn Close, DamagesJanuary Jones, Mad MenJulianna Margulies, The Good WifeAnna Paquin, True BloodKyra Sedgwick, The CloserBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICALAlec Baldwin, 30 RockSteve Carell, The OfficeDavid Duchovny, CalifornicationThomas Jane, HungMatthew Morrison, GleeBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICALToni Collette, United States of TaraCourteney Cox, Cougar TownEdie Falco, Nurse JackieTina Fey, 30 RockLea Michele, GleeBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONMichael Emerson, LostNeil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your MotherWilliam Hurt, DamagesJohn Lithgow, DexterJeremy Piven, EntourageBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ASERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONJane Adams, HungRose Byrne, DamagesJane Lynch, GleeJanet McTeer, Into the StormChloe Sevigny, Big LoveBEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONGeorgia O’Keefe (Lifetime)Grey Gardens (HBO)Into the Storm (HBO)Little Dorrit (PBS)Taking Chance (HBO)BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTIONPICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONKevin Bacon, Taking ChanceKenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step BehindChiwetel Ejiofor, EndgameBrendan Gleeson, Into the StormJeremy Irons, Georgia O’KeefeBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTIONPICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONJoan Allen, Georgia O’KeefeDrew Barrymore, Grey GardensJessica Lange, Grey GardensAnna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of IrenaSendlerSigourney Weaver, Prayers for BobbyWho cares about the Golden Globes winners? This is all you need to see right here. Kinda fun, kinda long, kinda boring. See the for the full run-down. And has good coverage.Yay for Meryl Streep! Best actress ever and, as always, best speech-giver ever. Mo’Nique is looking more and more to be the sole prize winner for Precious at these award shindigs. How about some love for Gabby?I was just happy to see Cher and Xtina onstage. And to ogle the always deadly handsome hot mess Colin Farrell. And any excuse to trot on stage is worthy, too. tweeted this from the show: Sitting directly in front of this guy:Worried that he might try to fight me. What should I do?!?After the jump, some pics. And the best Tweets during the show from the likes of Justin Bond and Diablo Cody, and some great Facebook updates from draglet (soon to be seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race starting Feb. 1st).So a handfull of my fave gay Tweets during the show… (from fab performer Justin Bond)I’m writing a movie about Prop 8 called “Inglorious Drag Queens” where we carve high heels in the 4-heads of fundamentalists! (from screenwriter Diablo Cody)James Cameron and Mel Gibson are next-door neighbors? Do they have Avatar vs. Braveheart blue makeup parties? (from MTV News’ Jim Cantiello)Is Jodie Foster starring and directing a movie called THE BEAVER? And they say lesbians have no sense of humor. Poppycock! Or…poppyvag? (one more from Justin!)Colin Farrell looks like he just got tit-slapped by a hooker!And over on Facebook, drag darling was killing me with these status updates during the show…Pandora Boxx You know you’re gay when you get excited seeing Teri Garr & Sandra Bernhard & half naked men in a GG tribute and then think, Who is this about?Pandora Boxx I love Mickey Rourke’s Tranny Cowgirl out-on-the-town look!Pandora Boxx Ohh those other directors are so not happy that Dorothy Zbornak’s movie won. Oh wait that’s James Cameron.Golden Girl James Cameron?The Queen of everything, Meryl Streep.Fun winner for Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey, Jr.TV Supporting Actress winner Chloe Sevigny. Don’t step on her dress!The Glee girls celebrate their Best Comedy Series win.Winner Mo’Nique and some tall apricot-colored lady.Hot wet piece Colin Farrell can totally stand under my umbrella, thanks very much.Top row: Vanessa Williams! Amber Rose! Cheryl Tiegs! Middle Row: Susan Powter! Latoya Jackson! Chloe Sevigny! Bottom Row: Lily Tomlin! Jody Watley! Fantasia!As you probably know, is Naomi-Campbell-walking its way to you on Monday, January 24th. But there’s now more news about all that gets unveiled when RuPaul opens her box to you for another season of drag, dreams, drama and decadence.First, the big premiere night is gonna kick off with a casting special (What is this? American Idol? Oh wait… Yes, it sort of is, thanks.) at 9pm. You’ll see home video submissions from queens who didn’t quite make the cut, and from those who did. It’s a going to be a happy hot mess!Then at 10pm ET comes the big 90-minute premiere episode, and then right after at 11:30pm, fasten your spanks because the behind-the-scenes series, is gonna escort you back into the Interior Illusions lounge for some Absolut vodka-swilling (hic!) and lots of tantrums, tears, merriment, accusations, cattiness and whacked-out draggedy drama.But my favorite news… Check out the divas pictured above and listed after the jump. The roster of guest judges this season is sickening. Cheryl Tiegs? Vanessa Williams? Chloe Sevigny? Lily Freakin’ Tomlin??? I die.And just watch a of the season right up in here!!!!OK. Here’s the preposterously fabulous list of guest judgery… All that’s missing is Judge Judy herself!!!•Billy B.•Wayne Brady•Margaret Cho•Eliza Dushku•Carmen Electra•Fantasia•Gigi Levangie Grazer•LaToya Jackson•Debbie Matenopoulos•Arden Myrin•Sharon Osbourne•Susan Powter•Amber Rose•Rita Rudner•Sara Rue•Mike Ruiz•Chloë Sevigny•Cheryl Tiegs•Lily Tomlin•Alessandra Torresani•Aisha Tyler•Bruce Vilanch•Jody Watley•Johnny Weir•Vanessa WilliamsGet more good dish on the coming season of at the ! And start shopping for your new weaves for the new season now, thanks.It seems that pantless men are everywhere these days. From the and a European yacht that held a , to any that allows for a paparazzo with a zoom lens to peer. Heck, even good old Chloe Sevigny stripped to her skivvies on the to promote her new series , in which she plays a transgender assassin.So, to mark this new trend, let’s take a look at famous men in their underwear through time. From good old up through and .Enjoy. is one of nicest guys ever. Plus, he’s funny, opinionated, sassy, smart, quick, sometimes cantankerous, sharp and totally lovable as one of the outspoken gays on the Logo (and MTV Canada) hit late-night series, For all of those reasons, when Yerxa was in NYC a couple of weeks ago, we grabbed him, then snagged some stoop space and a video camera to chat one-on-one. In so doing, we learned about Yerxa’s boyfriend, his bestie/castmate Dean, the wackiness of being recognized by fans and .Yerxa also dished about cast-mate sex crushes and talking penises. HURRAH!!!If you need to catch up on , you can watch weeknights on Logo at 11pm ET. And check out .And just ‘cuz we’re nice, here’s a full recent episode featuring faboo Yerxa. You’re welcome!And because I had to go photo-hunting for this post anyway… Below are some cute Yerxa images. If you’re a fan, you’re welcome! Cheers!– Siege from Word has it that Terminator 4 has risen from the depths of development hell to the point of listing a release date and creating . In fact, rumors are rampant that Chloe Sevigny and Rachel Weisz have been gallivanting about town trying to convince the producers to cast them in the new flick.Now, I don’t know about you, but as much as I liked watching Claire Danes and Kristanna Loken chew up scenery in Rise of the Machines, things just were not the same without Linda Hamilton and her biceps.Now imagine it without the Governor of California, because Arnold is not a part of the upcoming project. So, no Sarah Connor and no T100. Kate Brewster and John Connor reportedly figure in the new story, but Claire Danes and Nick Stahl appear to be uninvolved, at least at this point.The new film will reportedly be the first in a new trilogy exploring a new character’s arc. That character’s story will be influenced by John Connor, but not centered on him. Makes me wonder how screwed up this timeline is going to be by the time we’re done with it.So, exactly what roles are Sevigny and Weisz trying to land? The story is still being written, so I guess anything is possible. It is said to take place several years after T3 left off, during the war against the machines. That should provide plenty of fodder for the storytellers, and plenty of action for whatever lady or ladies are signed on to the cast. In light of the infinite possibilities, I thought I would suggest some casting options to the filmmakers.For starters, might I suggest a little Gina Torres?I loved watching her kick tail and take names in Firefly. I even have to admit to being one of the 7 people who actually watched Cleopatra 2525.Speaking of Cleopatra 2525, why not take a look at Victoria Pratt?She played an Amazon Queen in Xena and Mutant X‘s Shalimar Fox. Why not the newest Terminator model?Perhaps I have Xena on the brain today, but I’d also love to see Renee O’Connor with a new gig.Especially if that gig involves her showing off those fighting skills she learned alongside Lucy Lawless.If none of those folks work for you, what about Gabrielle Union?We know she can bring it, and I’m convinced she could kick a few terminators to the curb.I’ve got a ton of other ideas about which women I’d like to see run around a post-apocalyptic Earth as either terminators or resistance fighters. But, rather than monopolize the conversation, I’d like to hear some of your ideas.‘s new film Spring Breakers is currently shooting in Florida and the on set, courtesy of costar ‘s Twitter, shows the actor looking very much like . Very, very, very much like Kevin Federline.In the movie, which also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Heather Morris, Franco plays a drug and arms dealer who bails four college girls out of jail after they rob a restaurant and asks them to do some dirty work for him. The work evidently involves them driving around town in a bikini as we can see above with Gomez looking like the to Franco’s Federline.Perhaps the most shocking thing about the film though is that it is written and directed by Harmony Korine of Gummo fame. The same man who did a movie about a group of very eccentric oddballs in Ohio and dated Chloe for years is now making a film with the girl from Wizards of Waverly Place and putting James Franco’s hair in rows.How time changes us all.Twitter [] and Prince William may look like the perfect couple, but the truth is Kate won’t have sex with him. Could it be that she hates him? Is she afraid of getting pregnant and ? Maybe she has a Chloe Sevigny ? Or it could just be that today, friends, is .The members of the MacArthur Fellows Program over at spoke to anyone who would answer their phone sources close to the royal couple who claim it has been four months with no penetration in the royal bedroom. “More often than not [for Kate], it’s a case of off to bed for the night on her own while her husband is working,” says Pippa Middleton a super secret insider.Also weighing in is Nicholas Davies, a grown man who wrote an unauthorized biography of Prince William. “My guess is that she doesn’t want to spoil that gorgeous figure,” says the man who has never and will never meet Kate.Sadly, the magazine could not find anyone to say Kate was having an affair with Prince Harry to add some extra spice, of the ginger variety, to this report.So next time you are feeling sexually starved or neglected, just think of poor, sexless Will and Kate.!I don’t know the consensus on : I’ve only seen her in Shattered Glass and in Zodiac – not in Big Love, but I hear I should. She’s oddly beautiful, but not someone I’d expect to do loads of modeling, which seems to be her new path – hence the NYLON spread.Her performance as a model doesn’t do it for me – she seems aware of what she’s doing, which isn’t fashion-y – but she’s a good actress, lives in New York and loves her gays, so I’m with her.More Chloe in NYLON … after the jump…Chloe’s even a little gay herself! But she aptly reminds us most people are. She told gay mag Genre…"I’ve had my whole life, I think most girls do. In high school, I was teased by the other kids—they called me a lesbian. I never really had full relationships, just kissy-smoochies here and there."My favorite time to be in is the autumn, hands down. While I do of course enjoy the endless crowds of drag queens, party boys and hand-holding couples that is summer in Ptown, the post Labor Day season has a charm all its own. What could be better than biking through the cool, crisp fall air of New England, a steaming bowl of delicious lobster bisque, and a burly Canadian tourist awaiting you in bed back at the hotel? (It’s my fantasy people, just deal with it.)Accommodations are easier to obtain (and more affordable) once the summer crowds have departed. One of my favorite places in town to stay is the historic (a mid-nineteenth century Sea Captain’s house, revamped into a grand compound). The guest rooms and suites are all beautifully appointed and immaculate, and the grounds feature landscaping that is lush and somewhat Asian-inspired, as well as a heated pool, and two Jacuzzis. It’s a very luxe environment for this kooky seaside port, but the vibe is one of relaxed elegance. Also on site is the wonderful Bistro restaurant, and just past the koi pond is The Shui Spa. There’s nothing I like better than a good massage after a day of gorging myself on saltwater taffy!Though right in the center of town (an Empire Victorian Cottage built in 1872) is situated on a peaceful side street, and is a delightful guesthouse for folks traveling with pets. The guest rooms are cozy and clean, and the resident canines—spunky Jack Russell Chloe and sweet, mellow lab Colby—add to the warm and homey atmosphere. The courtyard is a peaceful retreat, with a hot tub, gorgeous plantings and the sounds of trickling water fountains. In the morning guests are treated to a tasty buffet style breakfast; and I have to admit I went a little carb crazy. The french toast was delicious!Now here’s a little insider information for you: There are plenty of places to eat in Provincetown, but much of the food in town, to be perfectly frank, sucks! Case in point: A certain cafe named after a historic pilgrim-toting seafaring vessel on Commercial Street. Granted, this is just my personal opinion, but it’s stomach-turningly bad. I mean how hard is it to mess up pasta? Meanwhile, there’s the long-time late-night gay favorite (aka “Stare At Us” pizza), which is the place where all sentient beings in town seem to flock to at 1 AM, but people definitely come for the scene and not the food. Call me a grump, but I find the pizza to be overpriced, bland and cold, and the staff is beyond rude. They will serve you your slice unheated unless you tell them otherwise, and they can’t be bothered to look at or speak to you. They don’t have to, they know people are going to go there anyway. But so rude! On my last swing through Ptown, I asked the counter girl inside for a cup of water for my friend’s dog, and she told me she “lost the recipe.” Evil!Now there are some wonderful eateries in town, of course. is a new entry on the scene. Spend an autumn afternoon at one of their outdoor tables, enjoying a tasty Thai Chicken Salad Wrap and watching the world stroll by. A bit east on Commercial Street is , a longtime Ptown favorite. The lobster ravioli—Oh… My…God. Heaven! is another hotspot, with friendly service, a lively crowd and a menu that includes a very yummy Chicken Athena (and you thought she was a local drag performer!)But enough about food… Chances are you’re heading to Ptown for the fun scene. And while summer sees most of the big events in Ptown—Summer Camp, Bear Week, Carnival—the fall season has plenty of fun activities in store. September 25 – 27This is a fantastic annual event created by the town’s no-kill Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter. Highlights include a Pet Parade, Pet Tea Dance at the Boat Slip, and the Blessing of the Animals at St Mary’s of the Harbor. Woof!October 2 – 4October kicks off with the popular Mates Leather Weekend, a gathering for the Leather, Rubber and Uniform community. There’s a Leather Market at A-House, a Jockstrap Party at the Vault, and a Rubber Ball at Club Purgatory. I don’t know if the salty sea air is bad for leather & rubber, but it’s sure to be a blast!October 9 – 18It’s all about the gals during this annual week’s worth of events, from October 9 – 18. God-des & She will be rocking out at The Post Office Cabaret, the dance floor at the Vixen will be packed, and a slew of lady-loving comics will be in town, including Kate Clinton and Jessica Kirson at the Crown & Anchor, and Judy Gold and Poppy Champlain at the Art House.October 18 – 25The week-long Fantasia Fair is is the oldest and longest-running gathering of transgender persons for education, support, parties and events! Don’t miss the Fashion Show or the Fantasia Fair Follies!October 31 – November 1Halloween always brings a big scary batch of activities every year to Ptown, and it also brings out the big guys for Spooky Bear Weekend. The fun kicks off with a “Meet & Greet & Eat” party, rocks on with a beer blast and costume contests, and ends with a Sunday breakfast buffet. Those boys are hungry!)As the weather gets truly nippy in November, the beauty of Provincetown’s natural landscapes and historical architecture become even more evident. On November 25th from, 5-7 pm the annual () takes place, and it’s always a spectacular sight. From there on, the holiday season in Ptown goes into high gear with the annual Provincetown Business Guild’s from December 4-6. (). There’s the Holly Folly Shop Hop, a concert by Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, the Snow Ball at the A-House, even a Mr. & Ms. Santa Photo-Op at Song of Myself Photography. And you just know that Mrs. Claus will have a five o’clock shadow.AND NOW… Mike Diamond’s Provincetown Videos. Our apologies to everyone involved already…For more info on what’s on in Ptown during the off-peak months (and all year long) you can visit .has been tapped as the new face of Miu Miu, the second time the 37-year-old actress has fronted a campaign for the . That Miu Miu has chosen a celeb face should come as no surprise as, beginning with Drew Barrymore in 1995, the brand seems to alternate between high fashion models and Hollywood starlets for their ad campaigns.So, feeling nostalgic, we rounded up some of the many faces of the brand from Barrymore through Sevigny, including Kim Basinger, Evan Rachel Wood, Mia Wasikowska, Katie Holmes and more, above.Take a look, and please note how in 16 years, .Buried in the news that and Jason Segel would be hosting upcoming episodes of Saturday Night Live, great actors both but the typically generic and inside the box choices the show loves to make, was one piece of amazing, amazing news — Charlie Day would be hosting the November 5 episode of the show! Let’s get ready for some “Dayman!”While Day has long been one of the funniest people on television, it is no doubt his role in Horrible Bosses that snagged him this gig. Still, whatever it takes to bring us 90 minutes of Charlie Kelly is worth it.With that in mind, here are some more stars that the folks over at SNL need to get on the show. Stat.Kaitlin Olson — The absolute funniest person on television, and Day’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia costar, anyone who has seen this lovely lady in action can attest to the fact that she can make anything funny. And coming from a show that has had her: steal a dumpster baby, develop an addiction to crack, whore herself out to a local politician and date a possibly mentally challenged white rapper, it is safe to say that Olson can sell almost any skit you give her.Christopher Plummer — Captain Von Trapp seems to be aging backwards. After an already jam packed career, the 81-year-old is earning rave reviews for playing an older father who comes out of the closet in the touching comedy Beginners. And he is still not slowing down on the work front. So get him on in December before everyone sees him playing the patriarch of a mysterious family in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Added bonus, we know he’s got the pipes to belt out a few songs. Seconded added bonus, maybe Julie Christie will stop by.Trey Parker and Matt Stone — These two prefer voice work to being in front of the camera of course, but the South Park and Book of Mormon creators would certainly bring an amazing new depth to the show. And they would also probably provide some down time for the writing staff by chipping in with some of the skits. Think about the ratings guys, do you know when the next available ticket to see Mormon is? 2012. When you think sweeps, think Stone and Parker.Jennifer Hudson — The girl can sing, act, drop massive amounts of weight, there is nothing she has failed at yet. So let’s see her do some comedy, because we are sure she is going to hit that out of the park as well. You save money on a musical guest too with Hudson, and even more money in that she sings herself so none of that pesky dubbing and what not that leads to those amazing Ashlee Simpson moments.Chloe Moretz/Elle Fanning/Hailee Steinfeld — Kind of like when all the ladies of SNL past joined for the 2010 finale, only much younger and, sorry to say this guys, much, much hipper. This teen trifecta, ages 14, 13 and 14 respectively, have been everywhere this year. Together in a spread for Vogue and each on their own LOVE cover, decorating their mantles (which are still at their parents’ home) with a slew of awards and looking picture perfect on every red carpet. What’s more, there does not seem to be a bad apple in this bunch. So have these professional ladies come do their thing for one night, they are more talented than most of the stars that stop by, even though they are less than half their ages.Awards season is fast approaching and, as a result, studios are now releasing their strongest films. While this is the time where the Brad Pitts and Sandra Bullocks of the world get to show off their acting chops, it is also a time for the new generation to wow with breakthrough performances that catapult them from no names to, at times, the A-list.Last year, , Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning and Chloe Grace Moretz where just a few of the girls who became household names following their amazing performances in critically hailed films. Lawrence and Steinfeld even earned tickets to the Academy Awards, where both were nominees.So who are the five ladies whose name you will almost certainly be uttering next year at this time? Take a look.Felicity Jones — 26-year-old Jones took the Sundance Film Festival by storm, and walked away with a Special Jury prize, for her role in the Grand Jury prize winning Like Crazy. Co-starring Anton Yelchin and the aforementioned Lawrence, the film details the long distance relationship between two college sweethearts, one in Los Angeles and one in London. If that’s not enough, Jones can also be seen holding her own this fall opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in Hysteria and Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy in Page Eight.Elizabeth Olsen — This emerging star, only 22, has been getting Oscar buzz for her role as a young girl escaping a cult in Martha Marcy May Marlene since the film premiered in Sundance last January. Lucky for her that should she have any trouble handling the storm of her new public life, she has two great mentors — big sisters Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Shortly after Sundance, the NYU student hopped on a plane to begin filming Red Lights opposite Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver, before getting back to finish up her studies. She better get that degree quick however as it seems her professional life is going to be getting even more hectic.Shailene Woodley — Teens and tweens know this 19-year-old actress from her four seasons on the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teen, but now a whole new audience will be introduced to this California native when she stars alongside George Clooney in The Descendants later this year. While some may be skeptical of her abilities, do not forget that Woodley caught the eye of director Alexander Payne for this new movie, the same man who brought us Reese Witherspoon in Election, Laura Dern in Citizen Ruth and Margo Martindale in the strongest segment of Paris Je T’aime. If there is anyone who knows how to find the best actress of the bunch, it is Payne.Berenice Bejo — With her turn in husband Michel Hazanavicius’s Cannes favorite The Artist, Bejo seems poised to become the next European star to take Hollywood by storm. The much beloved movie was the talk of the croisette and while costar Jean Dujardin may be getting a majority of the attention, do not be surprised to see Bejo at every awards show later this year. Are we looking at the new Marion Cotillard?Adepero Oduye — This Brooklyn born actress gives one of the most arresting performances of the year in the very grim, and very real, Pariah. Another Sundance favorite, the film details a teenager’s struggle with her sexuality and Oduye, who has been with the film since it was first shot as a short in 2007, does not strike one false note. There is little doubt this talent will soon be finding her way into the mainstream with this remarkable performance.Kiernan Shipka, star of Mad Men, is 11-years-old. Hudson Kroenig, son of male supermodel Brad, is three-years-old. Yesterday both were the subjects of features detailing their vast designer wardrobes and love for Chanel. Get ready to cry.Let’s start with young Kiernan, who is amazing as the young Sally Draper on Men. In interviews she comes off as down-to-earth and fun loving, but that doesn’t mean this young celeb is shopping at the Gap. In fact, little style superstars Elle, Hailee and Chloe better watch their backs cause Kiernan is bringing it.In her style diary for Lucky, Kiernan wore clothes and accessories from the following labels over the course of one week: Chanel, Stella McCartney (twice), Paul & Joe, J Brand, Ralph Lauren (kids), Burberry, Marc Jacobs (twice) and an American Apparel skirt for good measure. And this pales in comparison to young Hudson’s closet.Do you know who Hudson’s good pal is? It’s Karl Lagerfeld! This is why Hudson walked the Chanel show with dad Brad when he was one, and got to keep his outfit. He also shot a Fendi campaign with dad, and got to keep his outfit. Oh and Karl sends him gifts, clothes and custom stuffed animals, kind of like your aunts and uncles only infinitely better.Hudson also loves Nikes, and there are at least seven different pairs showcased in his fashion spread, not to mention the two pairs made by Fendi and the Chanel jean boots. And he can wear the Fendi sneakers with his Fendi jeans, Fendi sweater and Fendi fedora for a day at the park!Why wasn’t our father Karl Lagerfeld’s muse?Kiernan Shipka: Eight Days, Eight Outfits []Hudson Kroenig []While most actors and actresses get their start on Law & Order episodes as “victim’s sister” or “druggie murderer”, Chloe Sevigny is pressing pause on her productive career for a guest stint on SVU.Chloe will play a stay-at-home mom who “is attacked and kidnapped while video-chatting with her husband, who’s halfway around the world.” Hopefully they weren’t having Skype sex.On Big Love Chloe’s character was all about staying at home and being a mom, as well as being a sister wife with a power-hungry evil father in charge of a Mormon compound. Sounds like “victim” in SVU won’t be too much of a stretch.As all you gays must know – Super Bowl, huh? – is in full-swing at this very moment! And with so many cool pictures on Getty, how about a quick photo roundup for those of us who can’t go?I collected a few shots of celebs around Bryant Park, as well as (subscription-included!) runway pictures I found majorly fierce! To give you an idea, I was a big fan of Diane Von Furstenberg and Herve Leger.Check out pictures after the jump!Let’s start off with the show; so glamorous!…Now for half of the fun: celebrities! The beautiful Anne Hathaway and Chloe Sevigny have been bustling around Bryant Park… and they can do no wrong!…And here we have ; totally dreamy and gorgeous……Frumpy Miss Mandy actually looks hot; Angie Harmon is still almost too pretty; and as if Tyra was actually doing any work. (Make sure the cameras are there!)…Yeah, I’m including ; Kimora is crazy, but I liked some of her stuff……Ew! Who invited Joss Stone? Lindsay already did that dress, by the way; you don’t want to compete with her. has just released the video for their song “Amazing,” the jam any fan of has no doubt heard and loved hundreds of times, and there is one big surprise.Watch above to get a look at season three winner making a cameo in the vid, and even getting a chance to lip sync.We hope it was not for her life.has been dominating at Wimbledon the past two weeks, and hopefully later today will hoist her fifth championship plate, but the star of the show as always has been her nails. In fact, for the past three years the only thing more striking than Serena’s game has been her perfect manicures.Take a look at some of her best designs in the gallery above, all done by Serena herself. She is a certified manicurist (is that a word?), famously did Oprah’s nails on her show and almost had her own reality show about her hobby.Looks like someone’s got a great fallback career when tennis is over. and Abby Lee Miller stopped by the and Hot 100 party in LA this Monday, and it seems the star and Dance Moms instructor have become the best of friends. Hey, villains got to stick together.Watch above as the ladies talk about who they think is hot, and Shangela discusses her new single “Professional.”We have got to get these two ladies a show.With spring comes yellow flowers. And sailors!I’m feeling kind of West Coast today, and it’s not just because I’m listening to stuff like or or …It’s because today’s spring fashion head’s up is coming fresh out of San Francisco from Jess Cuevas the supercool lesbian calling the shots and curating the looks at in SoMa…Friends from out west: Jess from The Seventh Heart; a bridge.As Jess puts it: The Seventh Heart offers clothing for men and women. We carry , , some of our graphic t-shirts are by , , basics by and Alternative. Jewelry and accessories by and . We specialize in clothing and looks that you don’t have to max out all your credit cards to afford. For Jess’ spring pics fresh from SF: Jump!My style? I am personally inspired by: Leather daddies, big huge dandy bows and ribbons, vintage t-shirts and pretty boys.Sweet inspiration…Here are Jess’s picks for hot looks this spring:Some shiny tux shoes can dress up your best ratty jeans.1. Worn + Fresh, Old + NewI really like the idea of mixing very worn in clothes with something clean cut. Shiny tuxedo shoes in any color with your everyday jeans and a t-shirt, this is something that would look amazing on boys and girls Work the street with an old tank and pleated trousers. Tuff!2. Pleats + Tanks I like the idea of a modified pleated pant, low rise, and loose with a sexy fitting tank top.High-waisted jeans are sassy. REALLY high-waisted jeans are REALLY sassy.3. Get (High) Waisted I also like the exact opposite idea, a high-waisted really tight skinny jean that sits at a woman’s natural waist. Wear a bow around your neck, or on your chest or back. Or wherever…4. Take A BowTying all this up with a is a perfect accessory. It could be a beautiful satin ribbon you buy from a fabric store and do your own take on an Oscar Wilde look or dressing up a regular .Color is good: On your butt and legs, or on your head, or on your feet. Fruit it up!5. Rainbow BrightPop some bright colors into your outfit, colored skinny jeans, shoes, bracelets, necklaces and headbands.Enjoy spring in sexy style! Some Proenza Schouler white shades to lighten up your spring?As you kids know, super-clean super- have been all ovah these past few months. And heading into spring and summer, the propensity for stylish folks to accessorize further with glacier-hued accoutrements is going to let up. Even today, the are declaring it’s all about getting shady with this season. Classic brands like Ray-Bans are still on top, as well as newer classics from Proenza Schouler, Selima Optique and Henrik Vibskov. Or just grab some cheapies at your local Walgreens. Yep, you can look like a ’70s French ski instructor or mod chick or an ’80s New Wave icon and be completely au courant when you toss own your white Ray-Bans this spring. And yes, you can still wear those . And for toting around your school books or beach reading, you’ll want the upscale collegiate vibe brought by the gleaming , another hot item, like, now. And you might wanna carry along one of those when things get scuffy.Miranda Cosgrove and Chloe Moretz on the set of Best Coast’s “Our Deal” video. Photo by Estevan Oriol.ROMANCE IS NOT DEAD. In ‘s fab new Supervideo for their single romance is strutting, kicking, punching, tagging and alive and well. Well, for a while, anyway…Directed by and featuring Miranda Cosgrove, Chloe Moretz, Donald Glover, Shailene Woodley, Alia Shawkat and “Teen Wolf”‘s , the video is a killer mix of West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, The Warriors and other teen angsty gang classics. Here are the deets…“Two Gangs. One ruled the streets by day. The other by night.” So begins the mini-movie channeling the rival gangs of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” video and West Side Story‘s Tony and Maria. Here’s the CliffsNotes version: Moretz plays Veronica, member of the Night Creepers, who falls for Lucky (Posey), a member of the Night Creepers’ arch nemesis, Day Trotters. As their respective gangs continually feud, the two fall in love and Veronica asks Lucky to run away with her. He declines. Or does he? The video climaxes with one tragic punch that would win the VMA for “Best Irony in a Music Video” (new category alert, execs). You’re going to need pictures of unicorns and puppies to counteract your emotions at the end of this one. You’re welcome.But honestly? THE VIDEO IS ALL ABOUT THE HAIR. Chloe, Tyler and Miranda give great big, tousled, flowing hair. And Tyler’s tank tops ain’t too damn bad either. And a red denim jean jacket is your new summer must-have. See many blazingly fab from the set.When you’re finished checking out the video, we’ve got some behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with all the video’s major players. And admit it: any video with its own “Graffiti Coordinator” on-site has to be cool, right?And go behind the camera with director Drew Barrymore, Best Coast and the hot cast.After the jump, watch a video interview with Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey. And get the dish on all the fresh fashion in “Our Deal.”This may be the cutest photo in the history of mankind. Photo by Estevan Oriol.Is it wrong that I want to be Tyler Posey’s tank top?Tyler gets religious — and crotchy. Photo by Estevan Oriol.Psssst! Best Coast is all summer. Go see ‘em! As our way of celebrating and paying homage to the genre, we here at Newnownext, have compiled, for your reading pleasure, an extensive list of our favorite gayest, most rockin’ movies spanning, oh, the last thirty years or so. This coincides with the occasion of the (our #3 pick!) on Logo, this Sunday, July 22nd. We hemmed and hawed over the exact entries on the list for quite a while, enlisting help from our siblings at AfterEllen and AfterElton. We decided to err more on the side of rock than camp (oh don’t worry, there’s some camp, see #10 Xanadu) and found the gay where some might not. We fully expect to receive your expert feedback on our final choices. So without further ado, I give you our queer rock movies, starting at #21 and moving up towards #1. I’ll give you a shiny new nickel if you can guess #1 without looking.#21 - (1979) The musical Hair may not have made for a great film, but it was a pretty seminal event. A song called “Sodomy” celebrating sexual freedom? Button-downed military recruiters chiming in with hippie girls to sing the praises of “Black Boys,” and correspondingly, black officers smiling and cooing, “White boys give me goosebumps!” While Nell Carter sings along, even the film’s straight-boy protagonist declares, “I wouldn’t kick Mick Jagger outta bed.” Queer much? Check this out if you’re doubting me… Oh, the 1970s…P.S. Back in the ’90s, the Lemonheads (with dreamy lead singer Evan Dando) did a cover of Hair’s sweetest ballad, “Frank Mills,” and in keeping with the show’s queer spirit, Dando sang of his sweet boy love for Frank. Awwww…- John#20 – (1979) Bette Midler is fabulous — we all knew that already. But when she channels Janis Joplin in The Rose, she goes right past fabulous and ascends into queer rock heaven. The blues! The booze! The breakdowns! It’s enough drama to fill a stadium. Oh, and there’s a gleeful drag show, too, not to mention a bathhouse (this is Bette we’re talking about, after all). By the time you get to the kissy reunion with an old female "friend," you understand why some say love, it is a flower, never queerer than The Rose.-If you stop reading now, your Netflix queue will remain pitifully empty and heterosexual and devoid of danger.#19 - (1988) Mondo New York is essential viewing for anyone interested in the (very queer) downtown arts scene in New York in the 80′s. It’s not a narrative film, but rather a series of documented performances (yep, it’s arty!) The film follows a nameless female character who doesn’t talk, but roams the city traveling from one venue to the next. In one scene, the ever-fantastic (drag) performer Joey Arias delivers a spot-on cover of the Beatles’ "Hard Day’s Night" as Billie Holiday, complete with an over-sized plastic gardenia behind his ear. In another scene, Karen Finley delivers one of her trademark rants in which she takes off her clothes and covers herself with food and glitter. Another scene features some S&M flogging and yet another scene shows an Afro-Caribbean religious ceremony involving live chickens. The film also includes work by Ann Magnuson, Kid Creole & The Coconuts and (one of my personal faves) John Sex. Oh how I wish I had gone to the Mudd Club… -Jon Mallow#18 - (1980) Spectacularly bad and insidiously fascinating, The Apple ranks right up there with Xanaduas one of the most gloriously wretched musicals ever made. Beginning at a futuristic version of the Eurovision Song Contest and ending with God himself flying down from heaven in a car to save the heroes, this movie is filled with one bad choice after another. Evil record producer Mr. Boogaloo — a slim snipe of a queen with a flaming sidekick — is so much more interesting than the ultra-bland leads that you almost root for him and his nefarious Bim company to take over the world with their awful techno and leave the loving folk singers in a ditch somewhere. Tasteless, tacky, and garish to the extreme — what’s not to love?-#17 – (1980) I remember being a kid and sneaking over to my neighbor Charles Fugate’s house to watch the Queen-music filled, insanely garish 1980 film take on the classic comic hero, Flash Gordon. The Fugates had HBO at their house, which was scandalous enough. But watching Sam J. Jones (a former Playgirl model) charge around in tight white pants and a snug shirt as Freddie Mercury bellowed out deliciously theatrical rock histrionics is pretty delightfully gay.Queen aside, maybe there’s nothing super rock-and-roll about the movie, but that’s enough for me. Sing along, dammit: “Flash!!! Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh… He’ll save every one of us!” If only…Check out Queen doing “Flash Gordon”—with some clips from the film—right here:- John#16 - (2001) I worship Stevie Nicks. And so do lots of other gay folks. And this film is a fab road movie in which a sensitive little goth teen and his brassy fag hag bff hit the road to head to NYC to attend the still-raging (I went this year!) and blisteringly queer annual celebration known as “Night of 1,000 Stevies.”In the movie, you get some gay romance and hook-ups, lots of eyeliner, feathers and shawls, and brilliant coming-of-age heartache. And an Amish lad gets seduced by a Goth boy. Hurrah! Plus, Karen Black, a rest-stop hook-up, tunes from The Cure and the rockin’ “Gold Dust Woman” spirit of Stevie pervades. If only they’d been able to use her tunes…. Hmmmm… -John#15 – (1978) The movie, not the album. When Robert Stigwood, the brains behind Saturday Night Fever and powerhouse RSO Records, produced a film version of the Beatles’ 1967 magnum opus in 1978, he stepped into a cloud of brand confusion and negativity. Then again, what else should you expect when you voluntarily recreate music from the most influential rock album in the history of the world?Critics dismissed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Fab Four disliked it, although fans of this now classic cult film today generally insist that, “It’s getting better all the time.” The film, a rock opera told through the Beatles’ songs, follows a band as they wrestle with the music industry and fight evil forces threatening their town of Heartland and stealing their musical instruments. Talent is provided in the form of the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, and George Burns. Despite its shortcomings, and there are a few, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band redeems itself by opening an exquisite window into 1970s pop culture. The last scene of the film, in fact, imitates the Beatles’ famous Sgt. Pepper album cover – the one with the busy design and all those people– and includes guest appearances from Carol Channing, Heart, Robert Palmer, Chita Rivera, and Tina Turner, among many, many others. In other words, they got by with a little help from their friends. Here’s the trailer: -Julie Bolcer#14 - (2005) Yes, the Broadway musical is a theatrical landmark. It presented queer characters, gay love lives, drag queens, AIDS, starving artists, a sparring and hot lesbian couple, confused twentysomethings, and NYC’s East Village culture to mainstream culture with unapologetic force and musical impact back when that was still bold. And kids still flock to it.Sadly, the movie wasn’t so good. In my opinion… But many critics disagreed, and so did die-hard fans. And because it’s got a big heart, big openly gay stories, and some people in it you gotta love (why isn’t Idina Menzel in more movies?), it’s here. But I really wish some super-creative, visionary director had taken the musical, deconstructed it or revamped it (a la Moulin Rouge?) and really served up something as innovative and gutsy as the musical originally was.Still the opening notes of that cloying yet powerfully effective tune which begins “525,600 minutes…” do give me goosebumps. Here’s the trailer, y’all…-John#13 – (1974) Predating Rocky Horror by a year (and visually strikingly similar to the far more successful later film), this ghoulish glam-rock retelling of Faust from budding auteur Brian De Palma has just about everything: great music, bizarre production numbers, a hissing, disfigured anti-hero, and Paul Williams himself as a diminutive Svengali bent on controlling the great rock acts of the world. Rock band frontman Beef, a hyper-macho stage presence who in his downtime is a mincing fairy, adds a good deal of camp value and some wacko humor to the proceedings, including one of De Palma’s first homages to the shower scene from Psycho (with Beef getting a plunger to the face as a punch-line).-#12 – (2002) Although the title of this 2002 film may describe your life in the months after you came out, or worked at that all-night massage parlor, 24 Hour Party People, like rock music itself, is one of those indirectly gay subjects. The film depicts musical developments that have indelibly influenced queer pop culture, even if they weren’t entirely about us. Not about us? How can we as members of the LGBT community stand for that?24 Hour Party People dramatizes a soiree closer to two decades in duration, launched in , in 1976, with the founding of the legendary Factory Records. The label roared from the punk era through the 80s, and into the famed Manchester scene of the early 90s.Factory Records was home to bands such as Joy Division, New Order, and the Happy Mondays. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. -Julie Bolcer#11 – (2005) One of the weirdest faux-documentary rock films ever made, Brothers of the Head was penned and created by gay filmmakers (who are also a couple) Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe. It’s a grimy, well-made story (totally made-up, but told with exacting style) of a pair of conjoined twins who almost inadvertently become culty punk rock stars! And one of them is gay! And they’re played by puppy-dog cute-in-a-gaunt-British-way real-life twins Harry and Luke Treadaway.And as will happen with gay/straight conjoined twin brothers who are as close as two guys can be (and who are also a messy, shaggy mosh of hormones and attitude), things get a bit frisky. Yep, it’s freaky like that. This film’s a must if you’re a fan of obscure Brit rock of the ’70s and ’80s. And you’ll wanna spot the cameos by U.K. film stars like Jonathan Pryce, Jane Horrocks (AbFab’s Bubble!) and legendary director Ken Russell, as himself.Watch the trailer, and add it to your Grit-rock/Brit-rock movie queue: -John#10 - (1980) Okay, is it “rock”??? Um, hello? How is a cavalcade of songs by ELO not rock? Is it awful? Sure! Is it amazing? Absolutely. And yes, there’s not any real gay storyline, but any homosexual in the free world can’t help but feel a tingle at the very mention of the world Xanadu, with images of Olivia Newton-John on rollerskates, or how her blow-dried blonde locks float back and forth regally as she breathily purrs, “A place… Where nobody dared to go…” Yep, she went there. Bliss! You can watch the long-ass finale number …Sure, I can hardly remember any other bits of the film, except the cute lead boy who was a dead ringer for Andy Gibb, who sort of never did anything else. And yes, I do know that the awfulness of the movie killed the movie musical for a while, and nearly buried Olivia Newton-John. But I also know that as an emerging little gay 11-year-old I raced out and bought a copy of the soundtrack and worshipped it.Xanadu sort of transcends camp or kitsch and makes up a vocabulary all of its own… “A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star…” What more could any human wish for? Hmmm… Maybe a spoofy Broadway musical version?-John#9 – (1997) Sometimes compared to Kids, another film teeming with the dirty, confused scent of CK1 sexuality from the 90s, this debut from sisters Alex and Sylvia Sichel (If These Walls Could Talk 2) offers a gritty take on the lesbian coming of age tale. All Over Me unfolds against the backdrop of the riot grrl music scene in the “seedy” Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Wait. Hell’s Kitchen unsavory? What a difference a decade makes in the gayborhood!Two high school students, one played by teen angst veteran Alison Folland, careen toward same-sex desire, but summer break and separate paths of self discovery prevent an actual collision. Like any good adolescent drama, a parade of therapeutic supporting players includes Wilson Cruz as the reliably helpful gay friend, and a romantic distraction in the form of a pre-The L Word Leisha Hailey.Troubled? Go ask Alice. If the youngsters onscreen are loaded, even more so is the impressive, and genuinely good, . Babes in Toyland, Ani DiFranco, Sleater-Kinney, the Geraldine Fibbers, the Patti Smith Group, and The Amps all contribute, and that’s just the butchier side of the bill. -Julie Bolcer#8 – (1995) Although no film could possibly capture the insane, ribald, musical theatrics and queer madness that is Wigstock—the almost annual dragfest that set NYC afire each summer from the late 1980’s all the way up to 2005, skipping a few years along the way and moving from Tompkins Square Park to the west side and back again—1995’s Wigstock: The Movie does a pretty good job. Most notably it captures for posterity most of New York’s most legendary drag talent from the 1980s and ’90s, including Leigh Bowery, Lady Bunny, Misstress Formika, Lypsinka, RuPaul, Tabbooo, Kevin Aviance, the Dueling Bankheads and legions more. Plus, it follows dragsters Jackie Beat and a pre-trans Alexis Arquette, as they prep for the big fest. And lots of Deee-Lite, still in their heyday.But basically, watch it for the music. The queens rock out, as does house diva Crystal Waters, and there’s even an early appearance by Antony Hegarty, of Antony and the Johnsons fame.A highlight? Leigh Bowery on film! Lypsinka on film! And Formika’s “Age of Aquarius” is eternal….-John#7 – (1986) “Love kills.” That was the tagline for this 1986 biographical account of Sex Pistols’ bassist Sid Vicious and his junkie-groupie girlfriend Nancy Spungen, a pair of burnt out rock icons traveling the drug and sex sign-posted road of mutual destruction. But the slogan might actually refer to wayward former Hole singer Courtney Love, who reportedly threatened in a video audition to kill the film’s producers if they did not give her the lead role.Love received a minor part, and Spungen was played by Chloe Webb, who later appeared as Mona Ramsey in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Esteemed actor Gary Oldman personified Vicious in his waning, post-Sex Pistols days of squalor, addiction and violence in Manhattan’s Chelsea Hotel. More disgusting than a mosh pit during a thunderstorm, Sid and Nancy is a cautionary coming out tale for would-be punk rockers, codependents, and anyone who thinks bizarre high-profile murders only began with O.J. Simpson. -Julie Bolcer#6 - (1990) Okay so it’s a musical. But it’s a musical about rockin and rollin and whatnot. Or at least a musical making fun of musicals about that. And although it is, without a doubt, a John Water’s film, my claims to its gay content are spurious at best. The camp of this movie centers more around white-trash culture and a Romeo and Juliet – type romance than anything overtly homo. But I don’t think it’s grasping at straws to find some common ground in a story about social misfits. This is a movie for all of us out there with an affinity for rockabillies (I swoon for Johnny’s lone front curl). And looking back on it now, I can’t help but think of Johnny Depp’s recent role as a flaming pirate and take notice of Iggy Pop’s cameo (see Velvet Goldmine). And let’s face it, Divine would have been in this movie, if it wasn’t for her tragic demise. -Ambrose#5 - (1984) While queers were barely beyond legal and medical labels naming their “sexual deviance” a criminal pathology, Prince was brazenly flaunting an artful tangle of slut, pervert, aristocrat, street-wise, stage-humping hotness to the tamest mainstream. Purple Rain is like an elongated version of all the high-healed frilly strutting of his searing masculinity on stage, plus the appalling acting of Apollonia and the suave pimpin’ tude of Morris Day. All the characters, in the end, stand in awe of the final culmination on stage of Prince the person and Prince the performer, with none of the brilliance lost. What’s more queer than a brilliant performer who knowingly plays with dimensions of sexuality as thoroughly the musical instruments?-Ambrose#4 - (2003) It’s appropriate that I would write about this movie, given my recent obsession with all-girl bands. And, well, I’ve always been obsessed with cynicism and tragedy, which this film has in aces. The courageous, masculine and rockin’ bravado of these female band members is second to none in the film world. Plus they’re mostly dykes. And even if they weren’t, the presence of Gina Gershon and Lori Petty (who have been queer icons since Tank Girl and Bound), would make it so. And their band is called Clamdandy (awesome!). But really it’s not the lesbian love/sex that does it for me in this movie (though it’s nice that it’s there); it’s Gina Gershon’s pure rock n roll performance. She is so tough/vulnerable and hot/sad that you can’t help but be entirely in her tattooed grip. -Ambrose#3 – (1998) To my mind, Todd Haynes is our strongest queer filmmaker making movies today; and he may be the best all-around filmmaker, period—at least when it comes to weaving intelligence, art, cinematic craft and commentary all into one brilliant package. Films like Far From Heaven and Safe are unique and legendary. And then there’s Velvet Goldmine, which I also think is stunning, raw and sharply insightful—even as it occasionally veers a bit out of control. It’s decadent, garish, a little messy but also splendid and spot-on in capturing the queerly glam, crustily tawdry glitter rock era. And hello? It’s got characters pretty much based on David Bowie and Iggy Pop and messing around, and played (respectively) by the always sexually prurient and horned up Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and the oft-pantsless and besotted . They’re gay or bi or not or both—and damn it’s fun to watch them meltdown. They’re pretty much illustrating that entire early 1970s androgyny and rock and roll queer-boundary pushing thing. And how can you not swoon when junkie Curt Wild (McGregor) says to his boy-crush, Brian Slade (Rhys-Meyers): “…Heroin was my main man, but now I’m on the methadone… You could be my main man.” Awwww…Plus, with Christian Bale as a little gay rock fan-ster coming of age in 1970’s London and with Toni Collette as the hapless wife whose rocker hubby likes to play with boys, you’ve got an all-star cast of queer captivation. And here’s a little video mash-up of gayness from the film (with a tune from Air):Final word: It’s glam rock! Which is GAY! -John#2 – (2001) As its title suggests, every inch of this beloved film about a transgender East German rock n’ roll impresario screams with über gayness. Behind its handsome plot layers of a botched sex change operation, Communist kitsch, a failed military marriage, and American trailer park living, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, at its feverish and pulsating queer core, is a tale of dreaming, disillusionment and, ultimately, survival.Adapted from the ginormously successful 1998 rock theatre musical written by John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus) and Stephen Trask, who helped score Dreamgirls, the 2001 movie version of Hedwig has already approached the cult status of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though each film may speak to a different generation, they share the timeless themes of stellar music, in this case 70s glam rock and punk, and an outsider genius propelled and sustained by the impulse to create. Such is the juice of life, and “The Origin of Love,” as Hedwig might say.-Julie Bolcer#1 - (1975) I am not one of the legions of insatiable fans who have attended so many screenings of the film that they chant the words, wear costumes, hold props and dance along with The Time Warp. “It’s the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane!” Okay, so I know a few of the lyrics. But I am not as die hard of a fan as those who have seen the movie over 1300 times (seriously). But I do love Rocky Horror and I do believe it deserves to be number one on our Queer Rock Movies list. For one thing, it was 1975, and as you know, at the end of the film, the castle flies back to the planet Transsexual. Many people who have ended up seeing this cult classic in the last 32 years had never even heard of that planet. But aside from all the queer perviness (not to mention cannibalism and incest), it was the songs and the amazing performances by Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry and the rest of the cast that made this a movie that will never be forgotten. It’s like they took the idea of a rock n roll musical to the 22nd power. They went all the way, which could be argued is the whole purpose of entertainment. We get to live vicariously through the sheer outrageousness of it all. -Ambrose Women on Top: Jennifer Hudson and Melissa Etheridge both scored Oscars last night, resulting in gay rejoicing all over the place. last night seemed fantastically lesbian to me… for Best Song and planted one on her wife, Tammy Lynn Michaels and excitedly once onstage. And I don’t know the story behind that costume designer, , who won the , but she was very cool (and channelling Judy Davis as George Sand, in that froofy costume drama-comedy about 16 years ago). Loved that…Love this shot! Oscar winning costume designer Milena Canonero (for Marie Antoinette) seems quite taken with her presenters, Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway. Who can blame her, eh?I was happy to see … And I was sorry Eddie Murphy didn’t win, but there ya go.But in other major gay movie news, the results from all of are in. AND… Gay America (and elsewhere, I’m thinking…) totally voted for Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker to all win Oscars! Yay! But us gays also voted for Eddie Murphy to win for Best Supporting Actor, and for Little Miss Sunshine to win Best Picture, so… Urf.But even more fun might just be the non-Oscar-related categories that the gays voted for. The full list (and I mean full… it’s long) is after the jump. Check ‘em out. Turns out the gays love a sexy James Bond, and an even sexier (given the enthusiastic vote) Lost-star turned Bloodrayne warrior (meaning the women are liiiiving for Michelle Rodriguez). And you voted The Devil Wears Prada for Best Comedy and Children of Men as Best Drama, and Shortbus as Sexiest Movie, and Borat’s rump-smooching won for Best Kiss and…Awww, just check out all the gabby details, already…And, go online to watch of our about . (Full disclosure: I’m in the videos. Ack!)Women We Love: Your sexy favorite, Michelle Rodriguez, hit last night’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party. And so did Portia and Ellen, natch.The Short List of LogoOnline’s Queer Year in Film Poll winners:Favorite Comedy – The Devil Wears PradaFavorite Action Movie – Casino RoyaleFavorite Serious Drama – Children of MenFavorite Scary Movie/Thriller – Saw IIISexiest Movie – ShortbusBest Gay Indie Film – Adam & SteveBest Socially Aware Documentary – An Inconvenient TruthFavorite Animated Animal Movie – Happy FeetFavorite Guilty Pleasure – Another Gay MovieFavorite Gay Filmmaker – Bill Condon, DreamgirlsSexiest Male Movie Star – Daniel Craig, Casino RoyaleSexiest Female Movie Star – Michelle Rodriguez, Bloodrayne – by a BIG marginFavorite Gay Movie Couple – Rachel & Luce, Imagine Me & You – also by a BIG marginLeast Favorite Gay Movie Character – Sharon Stone’s bi killer, Basic Instinct 2Biggest Oscar Snub – Dreamgirls, not nominated for Best PictureFiercest Female Character – Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), The Devil Wears PradaBest Kiss – Borat and his friend’s rear endCharacter Most Likely to Inspire Drag Queens – Any of the women from DreamgirlsMost Lesbianish Non-Lesbian Film – The DescentBiggest Disappointment – The DaVinci CodeBest Action Movie with a Coincidentally Gay Storyline – V for VendettaCharacter You Most Want to Get Drinks With – James Bond (Daniel Craig)Film Most Looking Forward to in 2007 – Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixAnd that’s just for starters!Below is THE ENTIRE LIST of how the gay universe chimed in on the (as of results at 8am this morning):The OscarsWho do you think deserves the Best Actress Oscar? Penelope Cruz, Volver – 10%Judi Dench, Notes On A Scandal – 12%Helen Mirren, The Queen – 36%Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada -34%Kate Winslet, Little Children – 7%Who do you think deserves the Best Actor Oscar? Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond – 16%Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson – 15%Peter O’Toole, Venus – 7%Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness – 17%Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland – 45%Who do you think deserves the Best Supporting Actress Oscar? Adriana Barraza, Babel – 4%Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal – 14%Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine – 21%Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls – 54%Rinko Kikuchi, Babel – 7%Who do you think deserves the Best Supporting Actor Oscar? Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine – 18%Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls – 32%Mark Wahlberg, The Departed – 28%Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond – 15%Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children – 7%Which film deserves to win Best Picture?Babel – 15%The Departed – 26%Letters from Iwo Jima – 5% Little Miss Sunshine – 31%The Queen – 23%Who deserves to win Best Director?Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima – 12%Stephen Frears, The Queen – 18%Paul Greengrass, United 93 – 5%Martin Scorsese, The Departed – 51%Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu, Babel – 14%What deserves to win Best Original Song?“I Need to Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth [Music and lyric by Melissa Etheridge] – 23%“Listen” from Dreamgirls [Music by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutler; lyric by Anne Preven] – 32%“Love You I Do” from Dreamgirls [Music by Henry Krieger; lyric by Siedah Garrett] – 25%“Our Town” from Cars [Music and Lyric by Randy Newman] – 13%“Patience” from Dreamgirls [Music by Henry Krieger; lyric by Willie Reale] – 7%What deserves to win for Best Original Screenplay?Guillermo Arriaga, Babel – 13%Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine – 39%Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis, Letters From Iwo Jima – 4%Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth – 23%Peter Morgan, The Queen – 21%What should win for Best Adapted Screenplay?Patrick Marber , Notes on a Scandal – 20%William Monahan, The Departed – 37%Sacha Baron Cohen & others, Borat – 21%Todd Field & Tom Perrotta, Little Children – 10%Alfonso Cuarón & others, Children of Men – 12%What should win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film?After the Wedding (Denmark) – 10%Days of Glory (Indigènes)” (Algeria) – 6%Lives of Others (Germany) – 9%Pan’s Labyrinth (Mexico) – 67%Water (Canada) – 8%What should win for Best Animated Film?Cars – 35%Happy Feet – 50%Monster House -15%What should win the Oscar for Best Art Direction?Dreamgirls – 32%The Good Shepherd – 2%Pan’s Labyrinth – 39%Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – 22%The Prestige – 5%Which film should win for Best Cinematography?The Black Dahlia – 18%Children of Men – 14%The Illusionist – 18%Pan’s Labyrinth – 45%The Prestige – 5%Which film should win for Best Costume Design?Curse of the Golden Flower, Yee Chung Man – 7%The Devil Wears Prada, Patricia Field – 33%Dreamgirls, Sharen Davis – 31%Marie Antoinette, Milena Canonero – 21%The Queen, Consolata Boyle – 8%Which film deserves to win for Best Documentary Feature?Deliver Us from Evil – 8%An Inconvenient Truth – 72%Iraq in Fragments – 6%Jesus Camp – 12%My Country, My Country – 2%What film deserves to win for Best Film Editing?Babel – 28%Blood Diamond – 11%Children of Men – 11%The Departed – 30%United 93 – 20%What deserves the Oscar for Best Makeup?Apocalypto – 20%Click – 9%Pan’s Labyrinth – 71%What deserves to win for Best Original Score?Babel, Gustavo Santaolalla – 19%The Good German, Thomas Newman – 5%Notes on a Scandal, Philip Glass – 13%Pan’s Labyrinth, Javier Navarrete – 33%The Queen, Alexandre Desplat – 30%What was the biggest Oscar snub this year?Dreamgirls, not nominated for Best Picture – 40%Volver, not nominated for Best Foreign Film – 27%Bill Condon, not nominated for Best Director – 6%Steve Carell, not nominated for Best Supporting Actor – 16%Sasha Baren Cohen, not nominated for Best Actor for Borat – 11%Fess up. Which highly regarded film are you most unlikely to see?Babel – 11%An Inconvenient Truth – 12%The Last King of Scotland – 20%Letters from Iwo Jima – 44%Little Children -13%Who gave the most memorable Oscar acceptance speech ever?Sally Field, when she exclaimed “You like me!” – 35%Halle Berry, sobbing – 31%Gwyneth Paltrow, sobbing – 2%Jack Palance, doing push-ups – 12%Roberto Benigni, after climbing on chairs – 20%The Best of 2006What’s your favorite comedy of 2006?Borat – 12%The Devil Wears Prada – 44%For Your Consideration – 4%Jackass Number Two – 6%Little Miss Sunshine – 31%Talladega Nights – 3%What’s your favorite action movie of 2006?Blood Diamond – 9%Casino Royale – 33%The Departed – 32%Inside Man – 7%Miami Vice – 2%Superman Returns – 17%Your favorite serious drama of 2006?3 Needles – 8%Children of Men – 23%Flags of our Fathers – 13%Little Children – 16%The Good Shepherd – 20%United 93 – 20%What was your favorite scary movie/thriller of 2006?The Covenant – 17%The Descent – 25%The Hills Have Eyes – 11%Saw III – 33%See No Evil – 6%The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – 8%And what was the sexiest movie of 2006?The Black Dahlia – 8%Casino Royale – 28%Imagine Me & You – 18%Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – 2%Shortbus – 31%Tristan & Isolde – 13%What was the best gay indie film of the year?Adam & Steve – 27%Another Gay Movie – 24%Imagine Me & You – 17%Quinceanera – 10%Shortbus – 22%Best socially aware documentary of the year?An Inconvenient Truth – 63%Iraq in Fragments – 3%Jesus Camp – 11%Last Letters Home – 4%Shut Up and Sing – 19%Your favorite animated animal movie of the year?The Ant Bully – 2%Barnyard – 5%Charlotte’s Web – 16%Flushed Away – 7%Happy Feet – 52%Over the Hedge – 18%Your favorite guilty pleasure movie of 2006?Another Gay Movie – 42%The Descent – 9%Jackass Number Two – 13%Madea’s Family Reunion – 18%Rocky Balboa – 7%Snakes on a Plane – 11%Your favorite gay filmmaker of the year?Pedro Almodovar, Volver – 16%Jamie Babbit, The Quiet – 5%Bill Condon, Dreamgirls – 25%John Cameron Mitchell, Shortbus – 18%Bryan Singer, Superman Returns – 11%Nicholas Hytner, The History Boys – 3%The StarsWho’s the Sexiest Male Movie Star of 2006?Daniel Craig, Casino Royale – 38%Andre 3000, Idlewild – 6%Jesse Garcia, Quinceanera – 13%Johnny Knoxville, Jackass Number Two – 11%Matthew McConaughy, Failure to Launch – 19%Patrick Wilson, Little Children – 13%Who’s the sexiest female movie star of 2006?Beyonce, Dreamgirls – 8%Penelope Cruz, Volver – 10%Famke Janssen, X-Men: The Last Stand – 4%Kristanna Loken, Bloodrayne – 2%Michelle Rodriguez, Bloodrayne – 73% Hilary Swank, The Black Dahlia – 3%Favorite Gay Movie Couple of 2006?Adam & Steve, Adam & Steve – 13%Rachel & Luce, Imagine Me & You – 75%Annabelle & Simone, Loving Annabelle – 2%James & Jamie & Ceth, Shortbus – 6%Mr. Jellineck & Mr. Noblet, Strangers With Candy – 4%Who was your least favorite gay character of 2006?Bad lesbian mom Annette Bening, Running with Scissors – 8%Suicidal gay Steve Carell, Little Miss Sunshine – 11%Psycho closeted lesbian Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal – 15%Pedophile Joseph Fiennes, Running with Scissors – 18%Trashy bi killer Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct 2 – 48%Fiercest female character onscreen this year?Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), The Devil Wears Prada – 56%Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), Dreamgirls – 29%Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), Strangers With Candy – 6%Jazmin Biltmore, (Mo’Nique), Phat Girlz – 4%That final surviving woman from The Descent – 5%The Red CarpetWho worked the best signature pose this year?Beyonce’s armpit pose – 26%Lindsay Lohan’s peace sign pose – 10%Borat’s thumbs up pose – 33%Jamie Foxx’s pointing pose -11%Renee Zellweger’s perennial pucker – 20%Which actress dressed to impress best at the Golden Globes?Drew Barrymore – 17%Penelope Cruz – 20%Jennifer Hudson – 21%Helen Mirren – 17%Reese Witherspoon – 25%Which actor brought sexy back at the Golden Globes?Sacha Baron Cohen – 14%Leonardo DiCaprio – 27%Aaron Eckhart – 13%Jamie Foxx – 15%Mark Wahlberg – 31%Which actress should have fired her stylist after the Golden Globes?Vanessa Williams – 31%Jennifer Love Hewitt – 9%Cameron Diaz – 20%Rinko Kikuchi – 23%Chloe Sevigny – 17%Who wore the best worst Oscar dress ever?Bjork’s swan dress – 32%Barbra Streisand’s see-through pants – 2%Gwyneth’s see-through dress, 2001 – 31%Uma Thurman’s milkmaid look – 5%Celine Dion’s backwards white tux thing – 22%Cher, just about any year – 8%Movie MomentsBest Movie Kiss of 2006?Annette Bening & Kristen Chenowith, Running With Scissors – 17%Jerri Blank and her football jock, Strangers With Candy – 9%Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen, X-Men: The Last Stand – 23%Patrick Wilson and Kate Winslet, Little Children – 13%Brandon Routh & Kate Bosworth, Superman Returns – 11%Borat and his friend’s ass, Borat – 27%Best Dance Number/Choreography?Adam & Steve – 18%Dreamgirls – 53%Little Miss Sunshine – 27%Borat – 2%Overall, which movie had the most amazing costumes, hair and makeup?Dreamgirls – 24%The Devil Wears Prada – 31%Kinky Boots – 5%Marie Antoinette – 19%Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest – 19%Running with Scissors – 2%Best Action Scene?The boat turns over, Poseidon – 10%Opening parkour/jumping/chase scene, Casino Royale – 36%The non-stop snake action, Snakes on a Plane – 5%Effie sings “And I Am Telling You…” Dreamgirls – 24%Steve’s explosive “messy” scene, Adam & Steve – 8%Any of the orgy scenes, Shortbus – 17%Best Use of a Prop?The nonstop cell-phone usage, The Departed – 6%Naked James Bond’s seatless chair, Casino Royale – 24%The beer bong, Jackass 2 – 5%Flying fur coats and bags, The Devil Wears Prada – 32%Graham Norton’s appendages, Another Gay Movie – 23%That chick who replaced Effie, Dreamgirls – 10%Other QuestionsCharacter most likely to inspire drag queens?Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), The Devil Wears Prada – 30%Any of the women from Dreamgirls – 46%Marie Antoinette, Marie Antoinette – 9%Peneope Cruz’s hot housewife, Volver – 3%Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Carribean – 12%Most lesbian-ish non-lesbian film of the year?Bloodrayne – 21%The Descent – 26%Stick It – 15%Underworld: Evolution – 14%John Tucker Must Die – 24%Biggest large-scale disappointment of the year?All the King’s Men – 9%The DaVinci Code – 32%Lady in the Water – 27%Snakes on a Plane – 14%The Pink Panther – 18%Best action movie with a coincidentally gay storyline?Poseidon – 7%See No Evil – 3%V for Vendetta – 47%X-Men: The Last Stand – 43%Which character would you most wanna get drinks with?James Bond (Daniel Craig), Casino Royale – 37%Emily (Emily Blunt), The Devil Wears Prada – 29%Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren), The Queen – 8%Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), Dreamgirls – 14%The dudes of Beerfest – 12%Best Film in which to catch a Noah’s Arc star?Darryl Stephens in Another Gay Movie – 49%Darryl Stephens in Boy Culture – 14%Wilson Cruz in Coffee Date – 17%Wilson Cruz in Bam Bam & Celeste – 8%Rockmond Dunbar in Dirty Laundry – 12%Movie you’re most looking forward to in 2007?Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 34%Ocean’s 13 – 6%The Simpsons Movie – 15%Spider-Man 3 – 20%Transformers – 8%Zodiac – 17%Whew! Thanks for voting! Don’t agree with the results? You can still chime in and change who won!The Dark Shadows trailer is out at long, long last and looks amazing. And, as awesome as Johnny Depp looks in the role of Barnabas Collins, as stunning as Eva Green looks playing the witch Angelique and as thrilled  as we are to see Michelle Pfeifer back on screen in a role where she is not romancing Zac Efron, it is Chloe Moretz who in her brief appearance.What’s more, the kid is 15 and can put Jack Donaghy to shame. Get it girl.Check out the trailer above.Lady reporter is back with a special Halloween report and a brand new installment of her classic video series, !Damiana reunites with her pal, ex-Charlie’s Angel and Tahiti Village spokeswoman (played by the hilarious of drag “Chloe Sevigny” fame) to get her advice on how to best enjoy the spooky surprises and marvelous mischief of Halloween!Be afraid. THERE WILL BE BLOOD.Love Damiana? Want more? Get much more of her via , and dig into her of !Who’s the skinny hippie with Ms. Damiana? Say hello to Raja, y’all!!!! PRIDE!Talk about stealth journalism! At L.A. Gay Pride 2011, newslady and LogoTV.com personality used her lady reporter wiles to slip into the VIP tent! There, she chatted with , who performed her new single on the L.A. Pride Main Stage.And that was just the beginning… Also amongst the mayhem backstage Damiana chatted with Manila Luzon, Morgan McMichaels, R&B pop diva Mya, “NCIS”‘s Pauley Perrette, Kat Graham, Perez Hilton, drag queen porn director Chi Chi LaRue (flanked by two porn stars from AustinZane.com), Jessica & Hunter, Drew Droege (of drag “Chloe Sevigny” fame), drag comediennes Kelly Mantle and Willam Belli and many more.And er, um… Much of the language in this video is rather NSFW. You’ll love it. And stick around for the end when Damiana interviews two full-on human-sized vaginas. Now that’s Pride!!!!Oh, Hollywood… I love how in L.A. even Gay Pride is a celebrity-riddled affair. BAM!!!!!!And don’t miss Damiana’s weekly recaps all summer long for the new season of . Do you love some draggedy schooling? Then sign up for a with Damiana!And your big honorees for L.A. Pride are… Magaret & Andy!!! LOOOOOVE them!Pride Season is nearly here! As every good gay knows, every June brings a rainbow-filled Pride month, with celebrations from coast to coast celebrating the spirit of equality and LGBT pride that was launched officially at the Stonewall riots in New York City back in 1969. Expect parades, rallies, social events, dance parties, political moments and a focus on how far the LGBT community has come in the past 40+ years and on the new battles we’re still fighting (gay marriage, adoption rights, equal protection under the law, hate crimes). And what’s Pride without a few boldfaced names to lend a bit of celebrity wattage to our annual proceedings. (Remember when Lady Gaga was new to us all and rocked San Francisco Pride wayyyyy back in 2008? Awww, monster memories…) Here’s a very early and quick rundown of who you can expect to see onstage at a festival or riding atop a convertible in big-time parades in three big-deal cities!L.A. PRIDE, JUNE 12-14One the earliest big Pride celebrations will take place in L.A. the weekend of June 12-14 and as would befit any celebration in the land of showbiz, expect names, names, NAMES!First off, L.A. Pride has two fab gaytastic celebs selected as their big this year. At the top of the heap is Margaret Cho, who’s being honored with L.A. Pride’s Morris Kight Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual whose lifetime of work has left a lasting major imprint on the LGBT community. And who better than our community’s #1 champion, Ms. Cho. She’s a killer comedian, fab actress, major activist and a staunch humanitarian bringing laughter to the world, and especially the LGBT community, as she advocates for acceptance and equality.Also up for big props in L.A. is Bravo-lebrity Andy Cohen, host of the channel’s “Watch What Happens Live” (and all those “Housewife” reunion specials). Cohen will receive the Person of the Year award, which is given annually to an individual who is continually involved in an important undertaking that makes a positive statement for the LGBT community as a whole. Well done, Andy!Here’s a peek at some of the sassy talent hosting your Pride Fest in L.A.Expect to see Cho and Cohen all over West Hollywood’s Pride festivities throughout the weekend. And they’re just the tip of the celeb iceberg at L.A. Pride. On Friday night, the big women’s event, The Purple Party, will feature a performance from music superstar Macy Gray. Then on Saturday and Sunday, the Pride Festival will feature a massive cavalcade of bigtime performes on its stages, including (get ready) as Candis Cayne, Drew Droege as Chloe, Jessica & Hunter, Rhea Litre, Mr. Gay USA Eddie Rabon and others! for L.A.’s Pride Fest will include (for starters) Cece Peniston, Prince Poppycock, Mya, Matt Morris, Our Lady J, Aimee Allen, the Perry Twins, and Sunday look out for pop diva Estelle, hottie Sam Sparro, Magaret Cho, Justin Utley, Kat Graham, TranzKontinental and lots more! For the full run-down visit LAPride.org.And, some of your onstage musical talent for L.A.! Encore, encore!TWIN CITIES PRIDE, JUNE 25 & 26Pride is by no means limited to just coastal celebrations. All across the big fab U.S. you can march and party with likeminded and celebratory LGBT’ers and their friends and family. And of the biggest and best parties anywhere is , which rocks Minneapolis/St. Paul the last weeked in June.And yes, they’ve roped in some star quality talent to take the stage and thrill the masses. For their big Pride in Concert event on Saturday night at Loring Park, dance under the stars with queer rap/pop superstars God-dess and She, and then keep moving as the Billboard’s dance charttopper Kaci Battaglia gets things rolling. And finally, wrap up the Prideful night with pop legend Deborah Gibson, delivering her classic and hits from Broadway and beyond. And yes, there will be fireworks to cap off the night.NEW YORK CITY PRIDE, JUNE 18-26Yep, NYC is the big granddaddy of Pride. After all right back in 1969, this is where it all began. So it’s not surprising that every year the city is packed with starry fierce events popping up all around Pride. Even our run-of-the-mill local politicians marching in the parade are superstars (Bloomberg! Cuomo! The Clintons! Names, Sweetie, names!!). Dance parties are hosted by world-class DJs, any bar may be crammed for gay reality starlets, and even our clubkids are nationally known (Work, Amanda Lepore!)So for our official slots of Pride Grand Marshal, Heritage of Pride tends to choose inspiring local talent or strong grass roots activist types at Grand Marshals for the big . This year it’s all about honoring journalist and rabble-rouser Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller for their work creating the life-saving “It Gets Better” campaign. Also, local activist legend Rev. Pat Bumgardner is honored for her lifetime of work for the community, and NYC’s flamboyant fundraisers, the Imperial Court of NY wil also be bearing the scepters of official Grand Marshals.Who’s-who at NYC Pride? (Clockwise from top left) Oh Land, Terry Miller & Dan Savage, DJ Lina, DJ Ana Paula and your fab Pride Rally host Ross Mathews!Also, this year Pride Week kicks off with the annual , held for the second year in a row at Summerstage in Central park. It’s on Sunday, June 18, hosted by TV personality Ross Mathews (Loooove him!) and indie-pop siren Oh Land will be headlining. And lined up for Sunday’s legendary (aka “the Pier Dance”) you’ll find international circuit superstar-DJ Ana Paula helming the decks. And she’s supported by opening DJs (and NYC legends Lina and Vito Fun. The children will be twirling!!! And as always, there’s the wide open possibility for a big special superstar performer. In year’s past, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston and other mega-talents have surprised the mobs. Who might show up this year? Who can say? Get your ticket early (if dancing amond shirtless throngs is your thang) and find out! Of course, no matter where you celebrate Pride – L.A., Minneapolis, NYC or in Peoria or Palm Beach – you’re the real star. Helleaux, Happy proud traveler! As Gaga would say, “Paws up!” And let your fierce freak flag fly!!!For more on L.A. Pride, visit ; for details on Twin Cities Pride head to ; and for all the basics on the official NYC Pride happenings, check out .Best Coast’s Bethany and Bobb. They’re gonna show you their deal.L.A.’s (Hi Bethany!) has something big coming at you. The indie/surfy-pop titans have teamed up with director/actress/icon(?) Drew Barrymore, and together they’ve cooked up a video for Best Coast’s next single “Our Deal.” And that’s not all! The video stars Teen Wolf’s , Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover, Alia Shawkat and Shailene Woodley. AND… Here’s a sneak peek JUST. FOR. YOU.And yes, I’m already way into the Grease meets Rebel Without a Cause meets West Side Story meets The Warriors vibe of what’s happening. And Chloe’s blonde hair??? SOLD!The full “Our Deal” video as well as fun bonus clips and behind-the-scenes stuff will get posted next Tuesday (August 2). But we just wanted to spice up your Thursday a little with this tease.And meanwhile, BC is all summer. Go see ‘em!Zing!While You Were Sleeping: Kristen Stewart’s ‘Vanity Fair’ CoverDrake and Chris in happier times. Photo Credit: Getty ImagesWhile You Were Working: Kirk Cameron Really Is The Worst EverHappy Friday! Here’s what happened while you were preparing for your weekend:* “,” a hilarious “ode” to internet trolls by Isabel Fay and Clever Pie just came out today, and we predict it will be one of the biggest viral videos of all time, because it’s not just funny, it’s useful! Everyone is going to paste it into every trolled conversation. (It really is very funny though, too!)* , but is okay enough to claim it wasn’t her fault so it’s probably no big deal.* and watching Cops with his husband Jonathan Adler, and about getting mistaken for a beloved Will & Grace character.* Is Mad Men ?* There’s now a .* to play a woman who was born a man in the most revealing Hit & Miss teaser yet.* The while clothed!* Or, if you prefer shirtless men, whoa!* This week’s with Louis Virtel is all about Pride:Yep, we are still talking about this Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce.While You Were Working: ‘Girls’ Snags Patrick WilsonForget about that , television has introduced a whole crop of characters who would be far, far worse to live with than the boozy and immoral Chloe. There is every male cast member on Smash, whose egos would drive you to lay in traffic no doubt, Andy and April over on Parks & Rec whose complete disregard for a clean living area and utensils would have even the most understanding roomie moving out in days and most every character on a CBS sitcom, just because.These five however seem like they would be the absolute worst. Take a look.Jess (New Girl)She may be “adorkable” and sweet as pie, but Jess is one giant . She is always perky and happy, something no one enjoys all the time, and she is FULL of suggestions. In fact, she spends almost every week helping her male roommates change their lives. Now we love this show and it is amazingly written, we are just saying that thirty minutes a week with Jess is ideal for us, living with someone like that however would drive us insane.Michelle Duggar (X Kids and Counting)“Guess what roomie? I am pregnant. Again.” Michelle and her family are a lovely group but can you imagine living with this woman? She is probably always eating and you know you are going to have to take her to the doctor on a weekly basis. What’s worse, she is never going to have a tampon or a condom when you need one. And what kind of roommate is that?Shadow Monster (Game of Thrones)We know but it looks like it just lives wherever it damn well pleases, whether you invited it or not. Also, given its shadowy looking acrylic nails and fangs, something tells us that Shadow Monster is a wee bit murderous. Not to mention a night owl from what we have seen, and no one wants a quiet night of sleep interrupted by a psychotic shadow.Cat (My Cat From Hell)Just watch. Also, this poor, poor man.That Bitch Edith (Downton Abbey)Let’s say you are having a fun night with a guy and one thing leads to another and he comes home and you two are having some bedroom fun and he dies. Awful, horrible moment and you want your roommate of all people to understand, but this bitch will straight up start a letter writing campaign to bring you down. What’s worse, . A future spinster does not a good roomie make.Chloë Sevigny dresses down (and gets sweaty, sort of) for the global AIDS drama, 3 Needles. is a moving new film about the perverse economics and complicated psychology driving the global AIDS epidemic at the beginning of the 21st century. It features a rock solid all-star cast (as in , , , , , ) and is divided into three distinct parts, each telling a unique local story about AIDS and the havoc it continues to wreak. Olympia Dukakis doesn’t appear until the third section of the film but her character (a nun!) also narrates the entire film. (Which is a good thing, because Dukakis sort of elevates anything she’s involved with. Except for maybe Look Who’s Talking Now.)Lucy Liu: Oustanding in her field.The first segment of the movie takes place in rural China and stars Lucy Liu as an Jin Ping, a woman who sets up an illegal blood bank to sell blood products on the black market. Ping’s “company” pays local residents to donate blood and then ships the blood for sale elsewhere. While Ping’s business has a professional and medical veneer, it is actually just an illegal smuggling racket like any other, and the business ends up causing a local epidemic which leaves most of its host village sick or dead. Beautifully shot in northern Taiwan, this part of the film is entirely spoken in Mandarin (who knew the New York City-raised Liu actually spoke Chinese?!). Liu does a fantastic job of portraying the struggle her character faces between her own financial needs and the realization that she is responsible for much of the devastation around her. Like the film in general, this story flows easily from the incredibly personal and small scale story of one woman to the much wider social significance of her actions. Mom Stockard and son Shawn Ashmore. Giving new meaning to “blood” relations.“3 Needles, Part Deux” takes place in Québec and is performed in a combination of English and French. (Yep, this flick’s language-tastic!) It stars Shawn Ashmore as Denys, a small-time straight porn star who passes his monthly HIV tests by substituting his dying father’s blood for his own. Stockard Channing plays Denys’s mom, a woman who has to cope with both her husband’s and her son’s illnesses. Once Denys is exposed and can no longer perform in porn, Channing (serving up frazzled fierceness and a Québecois-accent) comes up with an insurance fraud scheme that solves their financial problems, but doesn’t absolve either of the guilt associated with Denys’s deceitful past and irresponsible behavior. Channing, as usual, is shockingly brilliant as she transforms from a run-down waitress to a wealthy but troubled scam artist.Ashmore plays a porn star. This is a pic from a pilgrim porn scene. Really.The third and final part of the film stars Olympia Dukakis, Chloë Sevigny and Sandra Oh as habit-clad missionaries sent to South Africa to save as many dying souls as possible. They set up camp in a small mission atop a seaside hill in what may be one of the world’s most striking locations. Faced with the difficult prospect of helplessly watching many of the locals die, Chloë Sevigny’s character, Clara, gets involved in the lives of one family of orphaned children and ends up making a deal with a local Afrikaans plantation director which helps the kids, but tests the strength of her beliefs. All three actresses are great here (as is the rest of the cast). And yes, Chloë totally rocks with nun realness. Talk about versatile. From The Brown Bunny to this!Dukakis & Sevigny — such devoted sisters.It was great to see Olympia Dukakis and Sandra Oh together again (astute LOGO watchers will remember that they appeared before together in ). Chloë Sevigny is at her best here – the perfect combination of sincere innocence and worldly sex appeal (which may sound strange considering the whole nun thing – but it’s perfect for the character).Sandra Oh: A river runs near her. succeeds best at dramatizing the complexity of the AIDS epidemic around the world. The crisis moves ahead at full force, and the reasons for this are many, from financial to governmental to emotional to religious to psychological and beyond. Individuals bare significant responsibility for the spread of the disease, both those who carry it and those who facilitate its spread, but blame is often hard to assign. Interestingly, there is almost no gay presence in the film. Gay cinephiles take note: The only gay character appears in the Québec story: when Stockard Channing’s character learns of her son’s infection she goes to a community heath center to get information and overhears a gay man speaking in a support group about his path to infection. As is the case throughout the film, this character’s struggle with his own illness as well as with the reasons why he let himself become infected, and it’s presented in an unusually subtle and complicated way – at a time when HIV’s means of transmission and protection methods are widely known, the reasons why HIV continues to spread so virulently are obviously not easy to explain. This film doesn’t shy away from the difficult questions and ends up telling a troubling but moving story. My big issue with this film (which isn’t that big) is that the scenes in China and Africa are so incredibly beautiful that they risk overly romanticizing rural life in these countries. The impoverished residents of the rural Chinese village wear incredibly ornate clothing and the rolling hills of the African coast are staggering in their natural glory. Granted, the beauty of these settings contrasts with the sadness of the stories in a way that makes the human tragedy seem even more senseless, but it also felt at times like period film about the colonial era. I found myself feeling that perhaps the local customs and traditions were being overly exoticized, although of course this is part of the point – (post-)colonial culture and economics continue to have new and heartbreaking impact across the globe. Regardless, as we commemorate yet another World AIDS Day, this is a movie worth checking out.If you wanna read more about the film, has up with director Thom Fitzgerald, Lucy Liu and GMHC honcho Dr. Marjorie Hill.Finally, for a wee bit of levity, here’s a pic of Sandra Oh in her brilliant turn as Bambi Kanetaka from the Tales of the City series. Love her!“Oh,” yes indeed!Bill Clinton: Talkin’ the World AIDS Day talk on CNN—and leading the charge to provide cheaper AIDS meds worldwide. today about the current state of the fight against AIDS. And, the former President has with some .However, the , critics say.In a special World AIDS Day report, . And they’ve also got a sobering report on the current state of the AIDS pandemic, and a special video focus on the film out today, 3 Needles, which focuses on the world view of the disease and stars Lucy Liu, Chloe Sevigny, Shawn Ashmore and Sandra Oh., too. Meaning, it’s time to customize the attack culturally, depending where you’re focusing. These include looking at tactics which involve Circumcision? Um, yes. But it’s a hetero-related thing. Read more .Not surprisingly, 25 years ago. But you can join in the fight.And even (Remember the “Mmm-Bop” boys?) . You can check it .– scribegrrrl from Brad Brevet of RopeOfSilicon.com recently compiled a Of all time? That’s ambitious. It actually seems to be just of the last 10 years or so. Here are some of his choices (he didn’t really specify any criteria) and some of my additions.1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)Here’s Brevet’s take: "I realize how much little girls seem to love this film, and even some older girls as well, but to deny the fact that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is an awful title demands a smidge of insanity."Nah, it’s a great title! There are pants. And a sisterhood. And traveling. What could be more appealing? And all you have to do is see "America Ferrera" on the poster and the rest of the words disappear anyway. (Although I will admit that this is an easy title to pornify, which to me is an important consideration for titles. Don’t call your movie Eyes Wide Shut if you don’t want it to inspire Legs Wide Open.)2. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)Brevet says, "Substituting numbers for letters in a title is not cute, cool or scary." I totally concur. In fact, it’s ugly, lame and off-putting.3. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)Sigh. Don’t even get me started, as Molly Shannon‘s lesbian comedian character would say.4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordWord. Rather, way too many of them.5. I Heart Huckabees (2004)Well, maybe the title is weird — especially now that the name Huckabee will evermore be associated with Republicans — but the movie’s pretty great, mostly because of Lily Tomlin. (And it’s , as it happens.)Here are some additions from me — trying to expand the scope a little beyond recent movies:1. C.H.U.D. (1984)It just sounds gross. But I guess that’s the point, since it stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.2. What Dreams May Come (1998)This was my girlfriend’s immediate response when I told her about this post. And talk about easy to pornify — I remember everyone calling it Wet Dreams May Come. Because how can you not?3. The People Under the Stairs (1991)It seems like a placeholder title. Like "The One About the People Under the Stairs."4. Female Perversions (1996)I like the movie, but the title is just asking for trouble.5. The Brown Bunny (2003)It sounds kind of sweet. Not disgusting, like it actually is. Vincent Gallo and Chloe Sevigny are not anything like a cuddly child’s toy in this movie. And then once you know what happens in the film, the whole concept of a brown bunny is forever tainted.6. Relax … It’s Just Sex! (1998)Again, I kinda liked the movie, but way to guarantee that nobody will take you seriously. And you don’t even need to pornify it — it’s already pornified!7. The Upside of Anger (2005)The downside of trying to seem poetic and deep.8. Everybody Gets It in the End (1982)Sadly, it was just what you thought it would be. Again, no pornification necessary. (Apparently it was also called Tag: The Assassination Game, which isn’t better. My hometown movie theater went with the first option, and I can’t believe my parents actually let me see this movie.)9. Maggie and Annie (2002)Oh, wait; that’s not the worst title ever — it’s the worst movie ever. It should have been called Don’t Watch This Unless You’re Seeking a Lobotomy via Movie.I seem to be thinking of bad movies rather than bad titles, so I’ll stop now!Join the likes of these… Audition for Project Runway Season 4! wants to flirt with you. is ready to sneer at you. is ready to beam his orange-hued countenance upon you. And , well… She’s probably busy nursing one of her 14 Seal pups right about now, but she’d be more than happy to show up with crazy hair, raise a glass of champagne with you, welcome you, and then return at the end of the challenge to decree your efforts “boring.” See! With all that awaiting you, why wouldn’t you to ?Yep, it’s time, so gather up your sample garments, your sketchbooks and a whole garment bag full of crazy and hoof it to L.A., Chicago, Miami (Hi !!!) or NYC to get your creative cooter on TV. The audition roadshow begins March 30th, so step on it!More fashion drama after the jump…‘s got a hunch the time is right for to take this show by storm. (R.I.P. Zulema.) I mean, after (gay, white, male), (straight, Asian, female) and (straight, white, male), it seems like the moment for a cool lesbian (perhaps of color?) to come and get this whole fashion thing sorted.Of course, be warned: As this article shows, , even if you win.If nothing else you can get the satisfaction of beating either or when one of them returns for yet another stab at this. Or maybe will resurface. Fleurchons are forever, people!See you at Camp Jubilee Jumbles!1-mile awards at the Long Island Festival of Races Published: May 7, 2012 5:11 PM ONE MILE RUN - MALE OVERALLPlace First Name Last Name Ag S Town St Time ===== ======================= == = ==================== == ======= 1 ADENIR FUENTES 26 M ROCKY POINT NY 5:53 2 COLLIN LYNCH 48 M GLENDALE NY 6:01 3 ANTHONY MONACO 12 M CENTER MORICHES NY 6:23 4 CHRIS MESSINA 16 M VALLEY STREAM NY 6:28 5 PETER MARTIN 62 M BELLMORE NY 6:32 6 THOMAS DICKSON 19 M MERRICK NY 6:47 7 DANIEL...100 Holes of Golf to benefit youth ranch June 2, 2012 6:30 PM By MARK HERRMANN Anyone who says "I just can't get enough golf" might want to check with some East End stalwarts after they leave the course a week from Tuesday. Each golfer will play five rounds, and then 10 more holes after that, in one day at Olde Vine Golf Club in Riverhead. Their 100 Holes of Golf will raise funds for the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch (www.timothyhillranch.org)."What they do at that...10k awards at the Long Island Festival of Races Published: May 7, 2012 5:19 PM *******10K - MALE OVERALL WINNER ************ Place First Name Last Name Ag S Town St Finish Pace ===== ======================= == = ==================== == ======= ===== 1 ELMUSTAFA MCHKIRARE 31 M ASTORIA NY 34:19 5:32 2 PETER FRANCIS 21 M JACKSON HEIGHTS NY 35:54 5:47 3 CORY BATTLES 32 M UTICA NY 38:12 6:09 4 JAIME PALACIOS 57 M FRESH MEADOWS NY 39:04 6:18 5 THOMAS JOSLIN 33 M YORKVILLE NY 39:19...A dragon-tattooed girl fight Published: December 15, 2011 12:34 PM By JOHN ANDERSON. Special to Newsday The cinema gets a much-needed surge of "Girl" power Tuesday with the release of director David 's version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," which takes the concept of female empowerment to complex, violent extremes, and kicks off what could be the season's hottest debate among movie fans: Who's your favorite Salander? Is it Noomi , the riveting Swedish-Spanish actress who played the graphic, Sapphic, punkish and perturbed Lisbeth Salander in the original Scandinavian adaptation of the bestseller? Or is it (""), the American ingénue who plays director Fincher's spacier, jumpier, more vulnerable version of the late 's signature swashbuckling she-nerd? Rapace seemed perfect, but has her virtues; each is an affecting centerpiece of a sex-and-murder story that is destined to be one of the season's bigger hits (and a likely Oscar contender to boot). But each is also part of the inevitable debate that erupts whenever "improves" a foreign movie, especially one that plenty of people don't think needed the attention. Why a remake? There are a couple of arguments for remaking "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," even if the story remains essentially the same: Disgraced investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist () is hired by the wealthy Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger () to investigate the 36-year-old disappearance of his great-niece, whom Henrik believes was murdered. When Mikael discovers that Lisbeth () has hacked into his computer -- because Vanger hired her to do a background check -- Mikael enlists her in his search for the killer, which doesn't lead very far from the Vanger homestead. Originally titled "Men Who Hate Women," 's novel was first adapted by Danish director , but as a foreign-language film in the U.S. market didn't draw the kind of numbers Fincher's film is sure to attract. Also, the material seems more than ripe for Fincher's elevated sense of noirish style (as seen in "The Dark Knight," "Panic Room," and even, to a degree, ""). So "Girl" may be a special case. But putting economics aside, is there a solid artistic defense for America's virtual knee-jerk co-opting of material originally made famous elsewhere? Sometimes, it's a really bad idea. Among the seemingly endless examples of misguided remakes, the original, 1954 Japanese "Gojira" was far better than 1998's "Godzilla"; the original "La Cage Aux Folles" (1978) was better in French than "The Birdcage" (1996) was in English; anyone familiar with 1955's "The Ladykillers" cringed at the Coen brothers' 2004 remake. Sometimes, though, it's a tossup: "The Seven Samurai" (1954) is a masterpiece of world cinema, but there's a lot to be said for its Old West counterpart, "The Magnificent Seven" (1960). Likewise, "The Departed" (2006) which was inspired by the thriller "Infernal Affairs" (2002). Plenty of people are just as fond, and frightened, of "The Ring" (2002) as they were of its Japanese ancestor, "Ring" (1998). It's also hard to believe that "Some Like It Hot" (1959) isn't vastly superior to the film that preceded it -- "Fanfaren der liebe" (West Germany, 1951). "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is a remake of a foreign film, but it's specifically a remake of a film from Scandinavia, which has been supplying with raw material since "Intermezzo" (1936) starring -- which was remade as "Intermezzo" (1939) starring Ingrid . A film by the other Swedish , Ingmar -- "The Virgin Spring" (1960) -- was the source material for horrormeister 's "The Last House on the Left" (1972). More recently, "Let the Right One In" (2008), the acclaimed Swedish vampire tale, was remade last year as "Let Me In," starring Chloe Moretz ("Hugo"). "That's about the only one that wasn't offensive," said Jytte Jensen, a curator of film at the , and a Dane by birth. She hasn't seen "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," but was looking forward to it. Most of the time, however, she said the effort is a wasted one. Changing the tone "What's important about a film isn't just the story," Jensen said. "It's all the texture behind the story." The idea that audiences can only understand a movie in the context of their own home "means in most cases that you take all the excitement and originality out of a film, because it's exactly the texture, the locale, the country, the tone, even the foreign language that emits something to the viewer, even if you don't understand it. All of that gets lost." " 'Insomnia' did fairly well as a remake," said veteran Manhattan publicist and Nordic film specialist Gary Springer, of the Norwegian psychodrama of 1997. "The Norwegian version was much better, but the American film had and , and in some ways Williams was more interesting that the Norwegian guy. Of course, no can compare to Stellan's performance," Springer said, referring to Stellan Skarsgård -- the Swedish actor who, coincidentally, plays a central character in the new "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." At least Skarsgård gets to play a Swede this time around: Hollywood has cast him as just about every flavor of European, mostly villains, and in doing so made him representative of the American film industry's attitude toward anything foreign, or "exotic": It's strange, it's scary, and -- in the case of "Dragon Tattoo" -- it could make a lot of money. The Swede Smell of Success Like remakes in general, the one-way traffic between Hollywood and Scandinavia continues unabated: Easy Money ("High School Musical") is reportedly planning to produce and star in a retitled remake of the Swedish hit "Snabba Cash." The Snowman is reportedly going to direct this serial-killer thriller from the book by the Norwegian novelist , from whose work "Headhunters" -- one of the most successful Scandinavian films of all time -- was adapted. TrollHunter A remake of the 2010 Norwegian mockumentary was announced this year by director Chris ("The Lightning Thief") Columbus' company, 1492. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy The remake of the John LeCarre novel (and celebrated BBC TV miniseries) was directed by Tomas Alfredson of "Let the Right One In." "Tinker" opened to spectacular returns Dec. 9. A start to the holiday season at the Montauk Lighthouse Sunday November 28, 2010 4:19 PM By Erin Geismar Photo credit: Erin Geismar The Montauk Point Lighthouse had a few thousand extra visitors this weekend for the third annual Lighting of the Lighthouse and Christmas celebration.The white Christmas lights that outline the lighthouse tower and keeper’s house were turned on for the first time of the season Saturday night to a crowd of more than 3,000, said Brian Pope, assistant manager of the lighthouse museum.All... ABC's fall lineup Tuesday May 17, 2011 10:39 AM By Here's the ABC fall lineup, announced a little while ago. Of note? An all-comedy Wednesday, and the "Charlie's Angels" reboot lands Thursdays at 8. (Hmmm.) "Body of Proof" and "Happy Endings" are back; "Detroit 1--8-7" is not. The lineup and show descriptions: DAY TIME SERIES MONDAY: 8 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” ;10 p.m. “Castle” TUESDAY: 8 p.m. “Last Man Standing”; 8:30 p.m. “Man Up”; 9 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” ;10 p.m. “Body of Proof” WEDNESDAY: 8 p.m. “The Middle”; 8 p.m. “Suburgatory”; 9 p.m. “Modern Family”; 9:30 p.m. “Happy Endings”; 10 p.m. “Revenge” THURSDAY: 8 p.m. “Charlie’s Angels”; 9 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”; 10 p.m. “Private Practice” FRIDAY: 8 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”; 9 p.m. “Shark Tank”; 10 p.m. “20/20” SATURDAY: 8 p.m. “Saturday Night College Football” SUNDAY: 7 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; 8 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”; 9 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”; 10 p.m. “Pan Am” NEW FALL AND MIDSEASON SERIES: DRAMA “CHARLIE’S ANGELS” Everyone deserves a second chance -- even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They’re angels... Charlie’s Angels. Set in Miami, this fun, glamorous, action-packed take on the 1970s smash hit series introduces us to three new angels, all fearless detectives, head-turning beauties and close friends. There’s Abby (Rachael Taylor), a Park Avenue princess who became a world-class thief. Then there’s Kate (Annie Ilonzeh), a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both her career and her fiancé. Finally there’s Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives. When one of the angels’ missions ends in Gloria’s tragic death, Charlie persuades them to partner with Gloria’s childhood friend, Eve (Minka Kelly), a street racer with a mysterious past. They may not know each other yet, but one thing’s for sure -- Abby, Kate and Eve will always have each others’ backs. “Charlie’s Angels” stars Annie Ilonzeh (“General Hospital”) as Kate Prince, Minka Kelly (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) as Eve, Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Abby Sampson and Ramon Rodriguez (“The Wire,” “Daybreak”) as Bosley. Written and executive-produced by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Smallville”), “Charlie’s Angels” is also executive-produced by Drew Barrymore (“Charlie’s Angels” movies), Leonard Goldberg (the original “Charlie’s Angels”) and Nancy Juvonen (“Charlie’s Angels” movies). It’s directed and executive-produced by Marcos Siega (“Vampire Diaries,” “Dexter”). “Charlie’s Angels” is produced by Millar/Gough Ink, Flower Films and Panda Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. “GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES” The soap returns to Dallas in this wicked new drama that shows that you can go home again... but only if you’re ready to face the sins of your past. Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), once the ultimate high school “mean girl,” is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago, but as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will her home town welcome her with open arms or seek revenge? No one in this town is a saint, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a heart. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, the ladies from her past alternate between sympathy and scheming. “Good Christian Belles” stars Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man”) as Amanda Vaughn, Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”) as Carlene Cockburn, Annie Potts (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Joan of Arcadia”) as Gigi Stopper, Jennifer Aspen (“Rodney”) as Sharon Peacham, Miriam Shor (“Swingtown” “Damages”) as Cricket Caruth-Reilly, Marisol Nichols (“24”) as Heather Cruz, Brad Beyer (“Jericho”) as Zack Peacham, Mark Deklin (“Lone Star”) as Blake Reilly and David James Elliott (“JAG”) as Ripp Cockburn. Based on Kim Gatlin’s hit book, "Good Christian Bitches," “Good Christian Belles” is executive-produced by Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), Robert Harling (“Steel Magnolias”) and Aaron Kaplan. The pilot is written by Robert Harling and executive-produced and directed by Alan Poul. “Good Christian Belles” is produced by ABC Studios. “MISSING” Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd) learns that her son, Michael, disappears while studying abroad, and it’s a race against time when she travels to Europe to track him down. A surprising turn of events reveals just how far one mother will go to protect her family. Exotic locations and thrilling twists will keep you riveted in “Missing.” How far would you go to save the only thing you have left in the world? At 8 years old, Michael watched as his father, CIA agent Paul Winstone, was murdered. Now 10 years later, Paul’s wife, Becca, is faced with the reality of her son growing up. When Michael is afforded the opportunity to study abroad, his mother reluctantly agrees it’s time to let him go. Just a few weeks into his trip Michael disappears, and Becca immediately suspects foul play. When she arrives in Rome, she begins piecing together the clues left behind. It isn’t long before the kidnappers realize they’ve picked a fight with the wrong woman. Becca Winstone has a secret of her own -- before Paul’s death, she was also a lethal CIA agent. But if she wants to find her son alive, Becca will have to rely on old friends and reopen old wounds. Her resourcefulness, skill and determination will be put to the test – but a mother’s love knows no limits. “Missing” stars Ashley Judd (“Double Jeopardy,” “Kiss the Girls”) as Becca Winstone, Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”) as Paul Winstone, Cliff Curtis (“Trauma”) as Dax, Adriano Giannini (“Oceans Twelve”) as Giancarlo, Nick Eversman (“Cinema Verite”) as Michael Winstone and Tereza Voriskova (“Borgia”) as Oksana. “Missing” comes from writer Gregory Poirier (“National Treasure: Book of Secrets”) and executive producers Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo (“The Gates”), Steve Shill (Emmy winner for directing “Dexter” who will direct episodes of “Missing”) and James Parriott (“Sons of Anarchy”). “Missing” is produced by Stillking Films. “ONCE UPON A TIME” From the inventive minds of “Lost” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis comes a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day are about to collide. And they all lived happily ever after – or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairy tales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the fairy tale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Of course Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close… where fairy tale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell. “Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin (“Big Love”) as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison (“House MD”) as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle (“The Full Monty,” “Trainspotting,” “SGU Stargate Universe”) as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Jared Gilmore (“Mad Men”) as Henry, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie. “Once Upon a Time” was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who are also executive producers, along with Steve Pearlman (ABC’s “V”). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Mark Mylod (“Entourage”). “Once Upon a Time” is from ABC Studios. “PAN AM” Passion, jealousy and espionage... They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in this thrilling and highly-original new series. In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. Not only are these flyboys and girls young and good looking, but to represent Pan Am they also have to be educated, cultured and refined. They’re trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances – all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair. There’s Dean (Jonah Lotan) – a cocky, charismatic and ambitious new pilot – the first of a new breed not trained in the war. On the sly against company policy, he’s dating Bridget, a stunning beauty with a mysterious past. A rebellious bohemian, Maggie (Christina Ricci) turns into a buttoned up professional for work so she can see the world. Rounding out the crew are flirtatious Collette (Karine Vanasse), the adventurous Kate (Kelli Garner) and, finally, Laura (Margot Robbie) – Kate’s beauty queen younger sister, a runaway bride, who recently fled a life of domestic boredom to take to the skies. “Pan Am” stars Christina Ricci (“Penelope”) as Maggie, Kelli Garner (“Going the Distance”) as Kate, Karine Vanasse (“Polytechnique”) as Colette, Margot Robbie (“Neighbours”) as Laura, Jonah Lotan (“24”) as Dean and Michael Mosley (“Justified”) as Ted. Jack Orman (“ER,” “Men of a Certain Age,”), Tommy Schlamme (“The West Wing,” “Parenthood,” “Mr. Sunshine”) and Nancy Hult Ganis (“Akleeh and the Bee”) are the executive producers of “Pan Am.” Orman is also the writer, with Schlamme directing. “Pan Am” is produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. “REVENGE” Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge. Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is new to the Hamptons. She’s met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn’t exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she’s returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how – with a vengeance. “Revenge” stars Madeleine Stowe (“We Were Soldiers,” “The Last of the Mohicans”) as Victoria Grayson, Emily Van Camp (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Everwood”) as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann (“The Bourne Identity”) as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny (“Mission: Impossible,” “Clear and Present Danger”) as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe (“Secret Diary of a Call Girl”) as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler (“Roswell”) as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman (“Prowl”) as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen (“13 Going on 30”) as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”) as Declan Porter. “Revenge” is written and executive-produced by Mike Kelley (“Swingtown”), along with executive producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (“Twilight”). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Phillip Noyce (“Salt”). “Revenge” is produced by ABC Studios. “THE RIVER” “The River” follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann). “The River” stars Bruce Greenwood (“Star Trek”) as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2”) as Lincoln Cole, Paul Blackthorne (“Lipstick Jungle”) as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope (“24”) as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford (“Lone Star”) as Lena, Shaun Parkes (“The Mummy Returns”) as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann (“King Kong”) as Captain Kurt Brynildson and Daniel Zacapa (“Resurrection Blvd.”) as Emilio. “The River,” from Amblin’s Steven Spielberg, Daryl Frank and Justin Falvey, showrunner/executive producer Michael Green (“Heroes,” “Kings”), is also executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of “Paranormal Activity”), Zack Estrin, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry and Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R. Perry and Michael Green. The pilot is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by ABC Studios. “SCANDAL” From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. A former media relations consultant to the president, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter -- both professionally and personally -- but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand -- their own. “Scandal” stars Kerry Washington (“Ray”) as Olivia Pope, Henry Ian Cusick (“Lost”) as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short (“Stomp the Yard”) as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz (“Half-Baked”) as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn (“Ghost”) as President Fitzgerald Grant and Jeff Perry (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Cyrus. “Scandal” was written by Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”). Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) are executive producers. Paul McGuigan is the director. “Scandal” is produced by ABC Studios. COMEDY “APARTMENT 23” After a naïve Midwestern girl’s big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters. June (Dreama Walker) moves to Manhattan for a dream job and the perfect company apartment, only to have them disappear in a puff of reality, thanks to a chief executive from the Bernie Madoff school of embezzlement. Deep in debt and out on the streets, June scrambles to land a job and place to live. It seems her luck has turned around when she gets hired at a coffee shop and finds Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a charming, vivacious roommate... with the morals of a pirate. She swindles June out of all her savings, but she and her snarky friend, James Van Der Beek (playing himself), soon learn that, just because June’s naïve, she isn’t stupid. June ingeniously turns the tables on Chloe, who is so shocked about being scammed herself that she decides to pull June into her colorful band of friends. Sure, it’s all dysfunctional, bizarre and overwhelming, but so is New York City. And with the help of Chloe and the other oddballs around her, June might just learn the survival secrets she needs to make it there. “Apartment 23” stars Krysten Ritter (“Breaking Bad,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Chloe, Dreama Walker (“The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl”) as June, Eric André as Mark, Michael Blaiklock as Eli and James Van Der Beek (“Varsity Blues,” “Dawson’s Creek”) as James Van Der Beek. Created and written by Nahnatchka Kahn (“American Dad”), “Apartment 23” is executive-produced by Kahn, Jason Winer (“Modern Family”), Dave Hemingson (“American Dad,” “How I Met Your Mother”) and Jeff Morton (“Modern Family”). Winer is also the director. “Apartment 23” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. “LAST MAN STANDING” Today it’s a woman’s world, and this man’s man is on a mission to get men back to their rightful place in society. Tim Allen returns to ABC in this new comedy from Jack Burditt (“30 Rock”). Men may have built civilizations, invented the locomotive and created ESPN, but they’re about to find out that it’s not a man’s world anymore. You can’t get manlier than Mike Baxter. He’s the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he loves to have adventures while he’s traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. While Mike is king of the hill at work, he’s the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women -- namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 22- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 14-year-old Eve. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted (much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers). As a result of Vanessa’s increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. The show stars Tim Allen (“Home Improvement”) as Mike, Nancy Travis (“So I Married an Axe Murderer,” “Three Men and a Baby”) as Vanessa, Molly Ephraim as Mandy, Alexandra Krosney as Kristin, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve and Hector Elizondo (“Chicago Hope”) as Ed. “Last Man Standing” was written by Jack Burditt (“30 Rock”), who also serves as executive producer with Tim Allen, Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum”), Richard Baker (“The Santa Clause,” The Santa Clause 2”) and Rick Messina (“The Santa Clause,” The Santa Clause 2”). John Pasquin (“Home Improvement,” “The Santa Clause”) directed. “Last Man Standing” is from Twentieth Century Fox Television. “MAN UP” Three modern men try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and redefine what it means to be a “real man” in this funny and relatable comedy. Will’s grandfather fought in WWII. Will’s father fought in Vietnam. Will plays Call of Duty on his PS3 and drinks non-dairy hazelnut creamer. So what happened to all the real men? They’re still here -- they just smell like pomegranate body wash now. Meet Will (Mather Zickel). His evolved, sensitive nature is why his awesome wife, Theresa (Teri Polo), married him. But Will and his friends find themselves wondering -- in a world of Axe ads and manscaping -- what does it really mean to be a guy anymore? Will is more interested in finding the perfect gift for his son Nathan’s (Jake Johnson) 13th birthday than in doing his job selling insurance; sensitive soul Craig (Christopher Moynihan) still pines for his college ex, Lisa; and Kenny (Dan Fogler) clamps down on his anger and asks himself, “What would Tobey Maguire do?,” when his ex, Brenda (Amanda Detmer), starts seeing a guy (Henry Simmons) who is everything he’s not and much better looking. After Craig crashes Lisa’s wedding to try to win her back, they are all faced with an opportunity to Man Up and be like their forefathers. The show stars Christopher Moynihan as Craig, Mather Zickel (“The Cape”) as Will, Dan Fogler (“Balls of Fury”) as Kenny, Teri Polo (“Meet the Fockers”) as Theresa, Amanda Detmer (“What About Brian”) as Brenda and Henry Simmons (“Shark”) as Grant. “Man Up” comes from writer/executive producer/actor Christopher Moynihan (“100 Questions”), executive producer Victor Fresco (“Better off Ted”), Ron West and Kelly Kulchak of Tagline Television (Psych) and director Beth McCarthy-Miller (“SNL,” “30 Rock”). ”Man Up” is produced by ABC Studios. “SUBURGATORY” Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the ‘burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they’ve ever been. Tessa (Jane Levy) and George (Jeremy Sisto) have been on their own ever since Tessa’s mom pulled a “Kramer vs. Kramer” before she was even potty trained. So far, George has done a pretty good job of raising Tessa without a maternal figure in their lives, but suddenly he’s feeling a little out of his league. So it’s goodbye New York City and hello suburbs. At first Tessa is horrified by the big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and their sugar-free Red Bull-chugging kids. But little by little she and her dad begin finding a way to survive on the clean streets of the ‘burbs. Sure, the neighbors might smother you with love while their kids stare daggers at your back, but underneath all that plastic and caffeine, they’re really not half bad. And they do make a tasty pot roast. The show stars Jeremy Sisto (“Law & Order”) as George Altman, Jane Levy (“Shameless”) as Tessa Altman, Carly Chaikin (“The Last Song”) as Dalia Royce, Allie Grant (“Weeds”) as Lisa, Alan Tudyk (“V”) as Noah Lerner and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Dallas Royce. Ana Gasteyer (“Saturday Night Live”) guest stars. Emily Kapnek (“Hung”) writes and executive-produces this bitingly ironic single-camera comedy. “Suburgatory” was directed by Michael Fresco (“Raising Hope”), who also executive-produced the pilot. It is produced by Warner Bros. Television. “WORK IT” This high-concept comedy centers on two unrepentant guy’s guys who, unable to find work, dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. Not only do they pull it off, but they might just learn to be better men in the process. With unemployment an ongoing issue and women now outnumbering men in the workforce, the new comedy series “Work It” follows two alpha males who realize the only way to beat the current “mancession” and land a job in pharmaceutical sales is to pass themselves off as women. Combining all the best elements of the workplace comedy, the buddy comedy and the family comedy, “Work It” centers on Lee Standish (Ben Koldyke) -- a quick-witted and likable family man who used to be a top car salesman until he got laid off -- and Angel Ortiz (Amaury Nolasco) -- a single, hot-headed ladies’ man with no filter -- who quickly learn there are fundamental differences in the worlds of men and women that go beyond teetering in high heels and tightening up with Spanx. Lee and Angel are determined to keep their ruse going for as long as they can -- and keep their newly found jobs — in this smart, funny and relevant look at male and female relationships at work, at home and socially. Being a better man sometimes means having to be a better woman. The show stars Ben Koldyke (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Lee, Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”) as Angel, Beth Lacke (“Happy Hour”) as Connie, John Caparulo (“Chelsea Lately”) as Brian, Rebecca Mader (“Lost”) as Grace, Rochelle Aytes (“Detroit 1-8-7”) as Vanessa, Kate Reinders (“Sherrie”) as Kelly, Kirstin Eggers (“Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure”) as Kristin and Kacie Lynch (“Barney and Friends”) as Kat. “Work It” was written by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen (“Friends,” “Rules of Engagement”). Reich and Cohen are the executive producers. Beth McCarthy Miller (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”) is the director. “Work It” is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Summer School Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Tags: After TV show, '24' may become a movie Originally published: May 24, 2010 8:50 PM Updated: May 24, 2010 9:42 PM By VERNE GAY Photo credit: getty jack back on the attack Yes, , there may be a "24" movie after all. Jack Bauer lives, and as Bauer goes, so goes the franchise that ended on TV Monday night after eight thrilling, wonderful, violent, ridiculous years. (And come to think of it, how could a movie ever top any of that? Maybe if it's in 3-D . . . ) The two-hour series closer had everything that has made this franchise so exhilarating, while precisely spelling out - unintentionally one can assume - why it had to end. The showdown between President Allison Taylor () and wife of assassinated President Hassan, Dalia Hassan (Necar Zadegan), absolutely jumped off the screen, while Taylor's tortured decision over whether to abort the peace agreement was one of the most memorable performances of the season. But as any "day" progresses, "24" eventually demands that you take your disbelief and suspend it to the bitter end. Stuff needs to happen to get the show across the finish line, and that stuff doesn't need you or me to nit-pick it. Don't ask how Jack () just happened to get into Jason Pillar's (Reed Diamond) car; don't ask how Jack avoided a million security cameras around the UN; don't ask . . . oh, just don't ask. Was Jack's conversion from a maniacal revenge missile about to take out the Russian president to OK-Chloe-let-justice-take-its-course entirely plausible? Maybe not, but after eight days of what Jack Bauer has gone through, mental consistency is bound to be a casualty. Jack can do whatever he wants to, and who's about argue with him? Over the course of two days, two classic decade-defining TV series have come to an end - "Lost" and now "24" - and neither had finales that were completely satisfying. ("" may yet get a reprieve.) But we loved these shows - really loved them - and how foolish to judge them based on these last, flawed glances. Cable heats up for summer with new shows Published: June 2, 2011 5:37 PM By DIANE WERTS. Special to Newsday Photo credit: TNT and star in 's "Franklin and Bash. " The pilot episode aired June 1, 2011. Look at the TV show titles on these pages. And you still think fall is the tube's big premiere season? Summer is hot. Maybe not so much for the broadcast networks -- yet -- but cable is charging hard with splashy original scripted series on more nights of the week. No longer is it one hour here or two shows there. By month's end, USA will boast originals on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which makes four nights of the week (five, if you count ""). will run original drama pairs Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Family stakes its claim Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. FX likes Tuesday and Thursday. has its comedies on Wednesday night, while Syfy will stack three originals on Monday. Add scripted originals from cablers like , , , , , BET, , Lifetime, Spike, IFC and even . For every CMT that fails with a sitcom like "Working Class," there's a stepping up with a scripted romance like "Single Ladies." Among the summer highlights: NEW DRAMA AND COMEDY SERIES FRANKLIN & BASH (TNT drama, already on, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.). and pair up as best-bud legal eagles. TEEN WOLF ( drama -- two-part premiere: Sunday at 11 p.m., Monday at 10 p.m.; then Mondays 10 p.m.). High school is tough enough. But becoming a werewolf makes things harder. Can you still play lacrosse? And, OMG, what about hormones? Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed are about to find out. SWITCHED AT BIRTH (ABC Family drama -- Monday, 9 p.m.). Teens affected by the title trauma learn how the other lives: One is well-to-do, one struggling and deaf. Their mothers are played by and . SINGLE LADIES (VH1 romance -- series starts Monday, 9 p.m.). Soap suds: , LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea are Atlantans whose well-laid plans for love and career go melodramatically awry. THE PROTECTOR (Lifetime drama -- June 12, 10 p.m.). Divorced mother (Ally Walker) juggles caring for her sons and disabled brother with her work as an L.A. homicide detective. Tisha Campbell-Martin and co-star. THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING (ABC Family drama -- June 14, 9 p.m.). Offbeat teen (Skyler Samuels) discovers she has heightened abilities and may be the sole hope for an ancient race. Amy Pietz plays her single mother. HAPPILY DIVORCED (TV Land comedy -- June 15, 10:30 p.m.). adapts her real life: She's a divorced woman still friends with her live-in gay ex-husband (John ). FALLING SKIES (TNT adventure -- June 19 premiere 9-11 p.m., then Sundays at 10). turns action hero as aliens invade Earth in this hour from executive producer . COMBAT HOSPITAL (ABC drama -- June 21, 10 p.m.). Kandahar military medical personnel cope with war casualties plus their own personal crises. With , Michelle Borth, , . WILFRED (FX comedy -- June 23, 10 p.m.). gets advice from his canine neighbor (Jason Gann in a dog suit) in this quirky comedy adapted from an Australian smash. SUITS (USA drama -- June 23, 10 p.m.). Patrick J. Adams plays a dropout with a photographic memory who's hired to help a Manhattan lawyer (Gabriel Macht). With , Long Islander Rick Hoffman. STATE OF GEORGIA (ABC Family comedy -- June 29, 8:30 p.m.). Raven-Symone moves to New York seeking show-biz fame with geeky best friend Majandra Delfino. Also features . NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA drama -- June 29, 10 p.m.) -- Long Island divorcee (Callie Thorne) does psychotherapy for ' football player. Inspired by ' Dr. Donna Dannenfelser, a Commack native. ALPHAS (Syfy drama -- July 11, 10 p.m.). Ordinary folks with peculiar abilities investigate odd cases of similar activity. David Straithairn leads the team that includes and Warren Christie. WEB THERAPY (Showtime comedy -- July 19, 11 p.m.). expands her Web ad-lib shorts about a "self-professed psychotherapist" who treats celebrities in quickie online sessions. plays her mom, her husband. THE LYING GAME (ABC Family drama -- Aug. 15, 9 p.m.). Foster kid and her newly discovered twin sister switch identities. Then sis disappears, amid mystery about their birth mother. Returning dramas and comedies SUNDAY "The Glades" (A&E, 10 p.m.) TUESDAY "White Collar" (USA, 9 p.m.); "Covert Affairs" (USA, 10 p.m.) JUNE 14 "Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family, 8 p.m.); " Beat" (TNT, 9 p.m.); "HawthoRNe" (TNT, 10 p.m.) JUNE 15 "Hot in " (TV Land, 10 p.m.) JUNE 19 "Drop Dead Diva" (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) JUNE 23 "" (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.); "" (USA, 9 p.m.); "Rookie Blue" (ABC, 10 p.m.); "Louie" (FX, 10:30 p.m.) JUNE 26 "" (HBO, 9 p.m.); "" (TNT, 9 p.m.) JUNE 27 "Weeds" (Showtime, 10 p.m.); "The Big C" (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) JUNE 29 "Melissa & Joey" (ABC Family, 8 p.m.); "" (USA, 9 p.m.) JULY 8 "" (Starz) JULY 10 "" (HBO) JULY 11 "" (Syfy); "Warehouse 13" (Syfy); "" (TNT); "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT) JULY 13 "" (FX); "Damages" () JULY 15 "" (Syfy) JULY 17 "" () JULY 24 "" (HBO) UNSCRIPTED -- NEW SHOWS "Finding Bigfoot" (, Sunday at 10 p.m.) "The Laura Berman Show" (OWN, Monday at 10 p.m.) "Ridiculousness" (MTV, June 9 at 10 p.m.) "Finding Sarah" (OWN, June 12 at 9 p.m.) "The Project" (Oxygen, June 12 at 9 p.m.) "Ice Loves Coco" (E!, June 12 at 10:30 p.m.) "Rocco's Dinner Party" (Bravo, June 15 at 11 p.m.) "Paranormal Challenge" (Travel, June 17 at 9 p.m.) Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind" (OWN, June 17 at 10 p.m.) "Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals" (OWN, June 19 at 10 p.m.) "Staten Island Cakes" (WE, June 21 at 9 p.m.) "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" (ABC, June 21 at 9 p.m.) ": Talking to Strangers" (Fuse, June 22 at TKTK p.m.) "Expedition: Impossible" (ABC, June 23 at 9 p.m.) "Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings" (IFC, June 24 at 10 p.m.) "Love in the Wild" (, June 29, 10 p.m.) "Legend Quest" (Syfy, July 13) "Run My Makeover" (, July 20) "Same Name" (CBS, July 24) "Take the Money and Run" (ABC, Aug. 2) "Born to Dance: LaurieAnn Gibson" (BET, Aug. 2) "Whisker Wars" (IFC, Aug. 5) UNSCRIPTED -- RETURNING "" (History, Sunday at 9 p.m.) " Star" (Food, Sunday at 9 p.m.) "The Real L Word" (Showtime, Sunday at 10 p.m.) "" (Fox, Monday at 8 p.m.) "Locked Up Abroad" (NatGeo, Wednesday at 10 p.m.) "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" (E!, June 12 at 10 p.m.) "Cupcake Wars" (Food, June 14 at 8 p.m.) " Family Jewels" (A&E, June 14 at 10 p.m.) "Countdown With " (Current, June 20 at 8 p.m.) "Hoarders" (A&E, June 20 at 9 p.m.) "Intervention" (A&E, June 20 at 10 p.m.) "History Detectives" (/13, June 21 at 8 p.m.) "Wipeout" (ABC, June 21 preview at 8 p.m., then June 23 at 8 p.m.) "The Marriage Ref" (NBC, June 26 at 10 p.m.) "Celebrity Rehab" (VH1, June 29 at 10 p.m.) "" (MTV, July 5) "Big Brother" (CBS, July 7) "Design Star" (HGTV, July 11) "Who the Bleep Did I Marry?" (ID, July 13) "The Green Room" (Showtime, July 14) "" (Syfy, July 15) "Hell's Kitchen" (Fox, July 19) "Shark Week" (Discovery, begins July 31) "Bachelor Pad" (ABC, Aug. 8) Chloe Altchek of Maidstone leads LI women's amateur Tuesday August 10, 2010 8:07 PM By Mark Herrmann Chloe Altchek of the Maidstone Club shot 77 and is the first-round leader of the Long Island Women's Amateur at Bethpage Red. Here's how the leaderboard looks (along with the Wedneesday starting times) Chloe Altchek, Maidstone Club 77 9:56 am Denise Martorana, Southampton Golf Club 79 9:56 am Michelle Rosenhouse, Engineers... Chloe Altchek wins LI Women's Amateur Thursday August 12, 2010 10:27 AM By Mark Herrmann Chloe Altchek of Maidstone Club in East Hampton held onto her first-round lead and won the 36-hole Long Island Women's Amateur Championship Wednesday. She shot 5-over-par 157 on Bethpage Red (which played at par 76). She secured a one-shot victory over Denise Martorana of Southampton Golf Club. Claire Rothschild of Cherry Valley Club was third at 161.Altchek just finished her... 'Chloe King' delivers ancient teen angst Published: June 10, 2011 6:19 PM By DIANE WERTS. Special to Newsday SERIES PREMIERE "The Nine Lives of Chloe King"WHEN WHERE Tuesday night at 9 on ABC FamilyREASON TO WATCH To see the top-cat title chick hiss before she butt-kicks the bad guy, "Dying sucks, and I'm sooo not doing that again."WHAT IT'S ABOUT Ordinary teen Chloe King (Skyler Samuels of last summer's ABC series "The Gates") turns out not to be. She's just your average gorgeous...'Dark Shadows:' Johnny Depp and Tim Burton at it again Originally published: May 9, 2012 4:31 PM Updated: May 10, 2012 11:01 AM By RAFER GUZMÁN Photo credit: Handout as Barnabas Collins in Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' "Dark Shadows," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. By rights, 's vampire comedy "Dark Shadows" ought to be about as fresh as a buried corpse. After years of vampire mania, do we really need a vampire spoof? Aren't the "Twilight" movies funny enough? "Dark Shadows" doesn't add anything new to the genre, but it's a surprisingly high-spirited and genuinely black-humored comedy. Fans of the '60s-era soap-opera of the same name may be disappointed to see the straight-faced characters and fog-enshrouded locale become fodder for farce, but the rest of us will welcome "Dark Shadows" as the antidote to "Twilight," with 's aristocratic vampire-hero, Barnabas Collins, refreshingly free of the saintly chastity and healthy diet of Edward Cullen. Barnabas is more like the serial-killer protagonist of 's "Monsieur Verdoux," whose slippery amoralism only makes him more endearing. Unlike Edward, Barnabas isn't above bedding the help (common practice in 1750, no doubt), and after awakening from slumber in 1972, he finds that women's lib has its benefits. But the new world isn't all fast women and slow-moving, tender hippies. Depressed by the decrepit state of his family's mansion (now graced by macrame and resin grapes), he slumps across the keyboard of the nearest organ, triggering a preprogrammed drumbeat. Though over-gesticulates a bit and the film sometimes overdoes the lava-lamp jokes, "Dark Shadows" shines thanks mainly to its terrific supporting cast, including as a steely matriarch, as a pill-popping shrink and Chloe Grace Moretz as a discomfitingly sultry teenager. Bella Heathcote gives Barnabas' wholesome beloved, , an eerie, doll-like quality. The show-stealer, however, is ("Casino Royale") as the spurned servant Angelique, still alive and hopping mad. And though Barnabas doth protest, she's clearly his soul mate in soullessness. Their room-wrecking love scene is a treat, and unlike the one in "Twilight," played entirely for laughs. PLOT An ancient vampire rises from his coffin in the strange new world of 1972. RATING PG-13 (comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking) CAST , Eva , , Michelle LENGTH 1:52 PLAYING AT Area theaters BOTTOM LINE Even after years of vampire-mania, this comedy is fresh, funny and -- be warned -- surprisingly bloody.Lucky seven for and 'Dark Shadows" is the eighth movie has directed. Here's how the other seven collaborations have performed at the box office: 1. (2010) -- $334,191,110 2. Charlie and the (2005) -- $206,459,076 3. Sleepy Hollow (1999) -- $101,071,502 4. Edward Scissorhands (1990) -- $56,362,352 5. Tim 's Corpse Bride (2005) -- $53,359,111 6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) -- $52,898,073 7. Ed Wood (1994) -- $5,887,457 Source: boxofficemojo.com Depp sinks teeth into 'Dark Shadows' role Wednesday September 14, 2011 11:31 AM By Photo credit: AP For those who remember running home from school in the 1960s and '70s to watch the soap opera, "Dark Shadows," there's a film version on the way with actor Johnny Depp starring as the vampire, Barnabas Collins. The website has just released first photos from the set of Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows"adaptation. Johnny Depp looks like a typical, creepy, colorful, Burton character as he takes his turn as Barnabas, famously played in the television series by actor Jonathan Frid. The soap opera, which aired on ABCfrom 1966 to 1971, is centered around the Collins family and its run-ins with the supernatural and Halloween-like creatures.Thefilm, set to be released in 2012, is currently in production in the United Kingdom and will also star Burton's wife and muse, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Moretz, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer.The official film synopsis from Warner Bros. Pictures reads: "In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son, Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England, to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued the family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet -- or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. As the master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy, "until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death -- turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive."Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring his or her own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles." Tags: Division II women's hoops preview Published: November 5, 2011 6:21 PM By STEVEN MARCUS Division II women East Coast Conference C.W. A banner year for the women's team at culminated with the East Coast Conference crown for the first time since 2001. Two-time East Coast Conference player of the year Janea Aiken has graduated, but coach Deirdre Moore may still has enough from last year's 17-13 team to defend its conference title. Guards Felicia Joyner (12.7), Ashley Caggiano Kenyatta Sears and Alexis Peters form a strong core of guards. At forward, Catherine Lutz and Samantha Kopp have transferred from Iona. F Nicolette Marciniak (8.1, 5.6) blocked 30 shots. Forwards Shayna Gatling and Nijah LaCourt will see increased minutes. Dowling Joe Pellicane begins his eighth season and has all his top players back from last year's 17-12 finish. Leading scorer Connie Simmons (11.2) returns, so does F Sarah Schicher (10.5, 8.0). G Seja Gamble (8.6) completes the experienced returnees. The newcomers are G Christine Verrelle and F Kristin McMahon, who attended St. John the Baptist. Molloy Injuries held back Molloy as the finished 8-13. The return of G Ashley Addison (10.9), G Christina Marra (9.5) and Jessica DeNicola (7.5) could put Molloy back into contention in the ECC. Coach Tim O'Hagan has brought in three transfers, led by G Laura Rivera, who played in Division I at Manhattan. G Julia Finlay was at UNC-Wilmington and G Amanda Bartlett has transferred from Queens, where she averaged 20.1 points. NYIT Coach Anthony Crocitto looks to improve on a 6-15 record with the return go all-ECC G Cierra Baker (17.5, 12.4) and G Rebecca Lynch (11.2, 6.0). Also returning is G Demitra Apergis, who made the all-rookie team. Newcomers include F Amber Davis, C Chloe Johnson, a transfer from Queens, G Nikki Jo Rotolo, G Sabrina Moore and G Ashley Hightower. Queens Queens, 10-19 last season, will rebuild under new coach Bet Naumovski. Senior G Cadie Chu (7.1) and sophomore G Nicole Caggiano (6.5) are back. PG Bria Jackson, a transfer from -Eastern Shore, will help. F Megan Lonergan and F Samantha Gillman, a transfer from Monroe CC, will contribute. Northeast-10 Conference Adelphi This is the second season for coach Heather Jacobs. She had an 8-18 record, 5-17 in the highly competitive NE-10. G/F Kara Tancredi (11.8, 6.1), F Jessica Kitrys (9.1, 5.3) are the experienced players. Four new freshman forwards join the team: Kelly Mananix, Samantha Milhaven, Jenna Halaby and Breanna Gonsalves. 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23' could clean up Published: April 9, 2012 2:23 PM By VERNE GAY Photo credit: ABC "" stars as James Van Der Beek, as Chloe and as June. SERIES PREMIERE "" WHEN WHERE Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. on /7 REASON TO WATCH Come on, admit it. With a title like that, you almost have to. WHAT IT'S ABOUT New York, New York, the city so nice they named it twice, except it's not so nice to newcomers like June (Dreama ), who arrives from only to find her big new job nuked in the wake of a -like scandal at the company that hired her. With no job and no apartment, she starts looking for a place to live, and knocks on the door of one Chloe (Krysten ). Chloe's a scam artist who figures she has the perfect con: Act so crazy that her roommates leave without their deposit or assorted other valuables. The pervert in the apartment next door, Eli (Michael Blaiklock), hastens their departure. But nice, wholesome June can't say she wasn't warned. Robin (Liza Lapira) down the hall warns her: "." Too late. June's already moved into apartment 23. At least Chloe has an unusual friend -- , formerly of "," playing himself. MY SAY Like a jilted lover -- or, say, like poor June -- "Apartment 23" has bounced around development hell for five long years. Fox first took a look and passed, then , which did as well, until a new boss at the network's entertainment division arrived and finally gave this a green light. Will his faith be rewarded? The answer's a bit complicated. Wednesday night's pilot is tentative and unsure of itself. The show, along with this hard sell of a premise, feels more like a misfit than a highly polished sitcom with reliable laugh lines. But next week's episode is a sharp departure -- and one for the better. As the preening I-used-to-be-a-contender TV hunk, Van Der is an inspired casting move. Hounded by "" fans who want him to recite some cherished bit of Dawson Leery dialogue, he just wants to be taken seriously (as an interpreter of Shakespeare, no less). Walker and Ritter, likewise, have plenty of vitality and charm. Raunchy and at times genuinely funny, "Apartment 23" is jam-packed with promise -- and inconsistencies. BOTTOM LINE Sluggish start, but "Apartment 23" gets better. GRADE B+ For women on TV, it's easy being smart Originally published: November 17, 2011 4:44 PM Updated: November 17, 2011 4:49 PM By ELLEN GRAY. Philadelphia Daily News Photo credit: CBS Sean Murray, left, , center, and Jackie Geary have to uncover the truth, on NCIS. Watching TV might not make you smart, but unless you spend all your tube time keeping up with the Kardashians, chances are it's at least broadened your view of what smart looks like. For more than 20 million viewers a week, it looks like Abby Sciuto, the pigtailed Goth girl Pauley plays on ' "." A forensic specialist who's been known to narrow a list of suspects by analyzing the DNA in people's poop -- a dirty job that happily occurred off-screen -- Abby has a different skill set, but she's the glass-is-at-least-half-full version of Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn ), the grumpy CTU worker whose computer wizardry on Fox's "" helped Jack Bauer () survive some of his worst days. Abby's so popular that when CBS was ready to spin off its No. 1 drama, it had Perrette help in the handoff to "NCIS: Los Angeles" with an early crossover. Chloe's so iconic that including a woman who's good with computers and other technology -- think Penelope, the Caltech dropout Kirsten Vangsness plays on CBS' "," 's Astrid on Fox's "" or Angela, 's tech-savvy artist on Fox's "" -- is now more the TV rule than the exception. "Bones," of course, is a geek-girl extravaganza, a romantic comedy (with, yes, corpses) built around a brilliant scientist-novelist named Temperance Brennan () and her less cerebral agent partner, Seeley Booth (). "I think that for years we saw one thing, which was men and technology and math and science and women being the heart and soul and spiritual person, and I think that all of us eventually -- the people who make TV, networks, studios and TV writers -- look at that and get tired of that," said "Bones" creator . , whose character was initially less comfortable with science than most of her colleagues at Washington's fictional Jeffersonian, has seen Angela become tech-savvy. "I think the thing about Angela is I think she thinks she's not a geek," Conlin said. "She kind of postures as this very cool kind of, you know, street-smart gal, but I think she's actually a real dork at heart. And I think that's why she's been at the Jeffersonian for so long. You can't have that sort of skill set and know how to do all those things that those people do there without being kind of geeky." "Our hard shiny lab has had its effect on everyone," said Hanson, "except for Booth, who it should have, and Brennan, who just lived there always from the beginning." If seeing is believing, some think having grow up seeing women on television with math and science backgrounds may lead to more women pursuing those careers in those field. It's already happening, said Perrette, who's participated in a public-service campaign to promote careers in science and technology. "They call it the Abby Effect, actually. We've been on the show nine seasons, and these girls started watching when they were young, and they're in college now," Perrette said. "I get letters and stuff from people all the time, all over the world -- parents, grandparents, kids themselves -- that say this fictional character that I play" influenced them, "and now they're pursuing math and science ... I went to college, I loved school. I love math and science myself. And to be able to play this character that has literally made young girls think that it's OK for them to pursue math and science is unbelievable." , who plays Amy the neurobiologist on "," said she gets "a lot from the geek male culture, an appreciation for this kind of female being presented and represented. But I think also for females in sciences, I've heard a lot from women who are either wanting to be scientists or who, you know, find it inspiring to see someone in science." Jovana J. Grbic isn't surprised. The creative director of Los Angeles-based ScriptPhD, Grbic, who has a doctorate in chemistry, specializes in "science communication in entertainment, advertising and media. We're kind of in a really interesting time in terms of girls studying science," she said, noting that at one point in her graduate career, she was one of two women in her lab and "there were no female professors," but that in another program she was in, women were better represented. "I think what we're seeing reflected in pop culture is a changing dynamic in terms of our belief that women can do this ... and that it's sexy." She called the depiction of women like Abby on "NCIS" and "24's" Chloe both "aspirational and reflective." TV, Grbic said, is showing change that's under way, but in a technical environment, "you're not going to see a Chloe at every desk." For her part, Rajskub, whose pre-"24" background was mostly in comedy, -- she was a regular this season on CBS' short-lived sitcom "How to Be a Gentlemen" -- sees women like Chloe as just another expression of TV diversity. "I think the whole climate of shows right now, in different aspects, for women is fantastic. Because it's showing a lot of different angles and complexities," she said, adding, "Not that being a smart woman is complex."    Real smart girls, and that's no joke   The lure of the lab has also been felt in comedy. One of TV's most-watched sitcoms, CBS' "The Theory," started out as a show about superbright male roommates (Jim Parsons and ) and their blond, less academically gifted female neighbor (). "Big Bang" has only gotten funnier as it has expanded the guys' to include women scientists, especially the two played by Mayim and Melissa Rauch. In real life, "I revolve in the world of geekdom," said Bialik, who, like her character, Amy Farrah Fowler, has a doctorate. (The character's doctorate is in neurobiology, while "I'm a neuroscientist," said Bialik. "It's a distinction.") Glammed up for a CBS press party this summer, the former "Blossom" star was barely recognizable as the fashion-challenged Fowler, but the red-carpet look was just a facade, Bialik insisted. She may appear more comfortable socially than Amy-- "I have a different sort of training as a performer, I guess", but "I'm known in certain circles for being socially awkward. Socializing is hard for me, especially with a lot of trendy, hipster kind of people," Bialik said. "That's kind of actually why I like working on 'Big Bang.' Our writers are such interesting intellectual types that at any random party we have to go to, there's always a heavy philosophical discussion that I find myself in and I appreciate that. I'm much more comfortable competing on that level than at the 4-inch-heels level," Bialik says. Rauch plays the girlier of the two scientists. The Monmouth County, N.J., native said she borrowed the high-pitched voice for her character, Bernadette Rostenkowski, from her mother, "without the accent." "What's really cool about the characters that have been brought to 'Big Bang' is that we're kind of geeks in our own way. I think we're seeing more and more of that on other shows as well," she said. -- Philadelphia Daily News Forever 21 debuts three designer holiday lines Tuesday September 27, 2011 12:46 PM By Nina Ruggiero Forever 21 fans can find some special holiday shopping when the store launches three new collaborations — with Sanrio's girlie Hello Kitty, jewelry designers Alex & Chloe and vintage-chic designer Rory Beca.Rory Beca's 18-piece capsule collection is inspired by glamorous 1980s nightclub Studio 54, with sheer maxi skirts and flirty dresses. This is Beca's second Forever 21... Former Mepham H.S. coach Douglas Gerek Sr. dies Published: October 22, 2010 9:47 PM By GARY DYMSKI To escape the stress of family and work, Douglas W. Gerek Sr. sought the solace of the sea. He loved to fish on his boat, and often he would search for striped bass in the Fire Island Inlet, beneath the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge."Coming back in the early mornings, with the sun coming up on the inlet, he found a great deal of peace in that," said his son, Stephen Gerek, of Ponte Vedra Beach,...Franco's tweet revenge, Giamatti's 'Win' Originally published: February 22, 2011 5:47 PM Updated: February 23, 2011 1:14 PM By RAFER GUZMÁN Photo credit: Getty Images Actor James Franco attends the New York premiere of "127 Hours" at Chelsea Clearview Cinema in Manhattan. (Nov. 2, 2010) WHO THE DEAL Perhaps taking a page from , the Oscar co-host recently launched a Twitter page. One recent post said: "They pulled this from the Oscar show. damn it," followed by a link to himself singing "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," 's non-nominated song from "Burlesque." Franco also thanked former Oscar host for promising not to tweet a running commentary during Sunday's Oscar broadcast. As of press time, he had not yet tweeted anything about his co-host, .   THE MOVIE "Win Win" THE DEAL , the actor famous for playing deeply flawed men ("Sideways," "") tackles a somewhat different role in this drama about a lawyer moonlighting as a high-school wrestling coach who befriends a talented but troubled teen (Alex Shaffer). The Furman Film Series is holding a screening that will be attended by three young local actors - Austin Ward of , Dean Shmuely of and Christopher Federlin of - who appear in the film. The movie was partially filmed in and other locales. INFO Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., . Tickets are $20. 516-829-2570; greatneckarts.org.   WHO THE MOVIE "Hugo Cabret" THE DEAL The Oscar-winning director known for his violent gangster movies is tackling a children's book for his upcoming film. Based on "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," an illustrated young-adult novel that draws inspiration from the real-life French filmmaker Georges Méliès, the movie features an eclectic cast that includes Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, , , and . plans to release it in 3-D on Nov. 23. Friday the 13th turns lucky for one shopper Thursday April 12, 2012 1:56 PM By Nina Ruggiero Photo credit: Isaay.com Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, but online luxury shopping destination Isaay.com is going to turn one shopper's luck around with a $5,000 shopping spree. Just register for free today on isaay.com, "like" the Isaay Facebook page and leave a comment letting them know why you deserve a new spring wardrobe. After shopping designers like Alexander McQueen, Badgley Mischka, Chloe... From 'Harry Potter' to 3-D: 25 new fall movies Originally published: September 9, 2010 3:49 PM Updated: September 10, 2010 12:30 PM By RAFER GUZMÁN Photo credit: Jaap Buitendijk Scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the sixth installment of the billion-dollar franchise. Just as leaf peepers marvel at fall foliage, so moviegoers watch the seasons change at the multiplex. Usually the difference is noticeable: Comedies give way to dramas, action films turn to message movies, loud blockbusters make room for intimate character studies. Not this time. Though audiences have been groaning in disappointment all year, Hollywood's fall and winter schedule looks a lot like spring and summer. That means more young-adult fantasies like the animated "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," another "Narnia" installment and part one of the "Harry Potter" finale. Speaking of sequels, there will be plenty, including Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and Disney's much-hyped "Tron: Legacy." There also are more remakes ("Let Me In," based on an acclaimed Swedish vampire drama), more comic-book movies (the action-comedy "Red," starring Bruce Willis, due Oct. 15) and more spinoffs from existing brands ("Yogi Bear"). How about more 3-D? You got it - get ready for bug-eyed versions of the stunt comedy "Jackass 3D" (Oct. 15), the horror film "Saw 3D" (Oct. 22) and even "The Nutcracker in 3D" (Nov. 24). As for Oscar, we may have difficulty finding 10 best picture nominees. There have been few obvious contenders so far - maybe "Toy Story 3" - and there aren't many more coming. Potential bright spots include "The Social Network," David Fincher's up-to-the-nanosecond history of the creation of Facebook; "Hereafter," a drama about near-death experiences directed by Clint Eastwood; and the Coen Brothers' latest literary adaptation, "True Grit" (it was a novel by Charles Portis before it became the 1969 John Wayne classic). Here are 25 releases that, for better or for worse, may define the rest of your moviegoing year. Easy A Sept. 17 Wholesome high schooler Emma Stone ("Zombieland") goes along with a false rumor that she lost her virginity. Oddly, her reputation improves. With Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church. The Town Sept. 17 Ben Affleck directs, co-writes and stars in this crime drama about a career bank robber who falls for a hostage (Rebecca Hall). With Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Chris Cooper. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Sept. 22 Woody Allen's latest dispatch from London concerns a man (Anthony Hopkins) in midlife crisis, a call girl (Lucy Punch), a novelist (Josh Brolin) and a mystery woman (Freida Pinto). Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole Sept. 24 Director Zack Snyder ("Watchmen") tackles the young-adult fantasy genre with this 3-D animated tale about a young owl who dreams of becoming a great warrior. Based on novels by Kathryn Lasky. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Sept. 24 Oliver Stone follows up his go-go 1980s classic "Wall Street" with Michael Douglas once again playing alpha-financier Gordon Gekko. Shia LaBeouf plays his newest acolyte; Carey Mulligan is Gekko's daughter. Let Me In Oct. 1 The American remake of the acclaimed Swedish vampire drama "Let the Right One In," starring Chloe Moretz as an unusually pale little girl and Kodi Smit-McPhee ("The Road") as her smitten neighbor. Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") directs. The Social Network Oct. 1 Folks at Facebook have seen this biopic about co-founder Mark Zuckerberg - played by Jesse Eisenberg as a nerdy outsider desperate for acceptance - and they aren't happy. David Fincher directs from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. It's Kind of a Funny Story Oct. 8 Zach Galifianakis plays a mental patient who takes a stressed-out teen (Keir Gilchrist) under his wing. Also with Emma Roberts, Zoë Kravitz and Viola Davis. Written and directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden ("Half Nelson") from Ned Vizzini's 2006 novel. Hereafter Oct. 22 Clint Eastwood's latest follows an American psychic, a French journalist and a London schoolboy as they grapple with questions of death and spirituality. With Matt Damon and Cécile de France ("Un Secret"). Due Date Nov. 5 Robert Downey Jr. plays an expectant father who hitches a cross-country ride home with an aspiring actor (Zach Galifianakis). Directed by Todd Phillips ("The Hangover"). Fair Game Nov. 5 Naomi Watts and Sean Penn star as outed CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband in this political thriller based on Plame's autobiography. Directed by Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity"). Megamind Nov. 5 In this animated feature, supervillain Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell) defeats good guy Metro Man (Brad Pitt) but becomes so bored he creates another superhero, Titan (Jonah Hill). With Tina Fey and David Cross. Unstoppable Nov. 12 An action film about train engineers, in which Chris Pine ("Star Trek") and Denzel Washington try to stop a runaway locomotive. Directed by Tony Scott. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Nov. 19 Watch the trailer Warner Bros. is milking the final chapter of this franchise by breaking it into two parts. (So that's where "Twilight" got the idea.) In 3-D and IMAX. The Next Three Days Nov. 19 Elizabeth Banks has been convicted of a murder she didn't commit, or so says husband Russell Crowe. His plan: Spring her early. Written and directed by Paul Haggis ("Crash"). Tangled Nov. 24 Disney's animated feature gives a twist to the tale of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), who teams up with a dashing bandit (Zachary Levi) to escape her tower. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Dec. 10 Watch the trailer The latest installment in the "Narnia" franchise, this time in 3-D. Tilda Swinton returns as the White Witch; the new director is Michael Apted ("Coal Miner's Daughter," "Nell"). The Fighter Dec. 10 Mark Wahlberg trained for years to play boxer "Irish" Micky Ward in this drama from David O. Russell ("Three Kings"). The stellar cast includes Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo ("Frozen River"). The Tempest Dec. 10 Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe") tackles Shakespeare. With Russell Brand, Felicity Jones, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming and Helen Mir- ren as the sorceress Prospera. How Do You Know Dec. 17 Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd make a love triangle. Written and directed by James L. Brooks ("Terms of Endearment," "Broadcast News"). Tron: Legacy Dec. 17 Disney tries again with this sequel to its 1982 flop, "Tron," with Jeff Bridges returning as super programmer Kevin Flynn. Daft Punk replaces Wendy Carlos' original synth score. Yogi Bear Dec. 17 Part animation, part live-action, all in 3-D. Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake provide voices for Yogi and Boo-Boo, respectively; Anna Faris stars. Gulliver's Travels Dec. 22 The Jack Black version of Jonathan Swift's classic novel - in 3-D, yet. With Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly. Little Fockers Dec. 22 Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller are back as frenemies-in-law. Newcomers to the franchise include Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel, Jessica Alba and, in the director's chair, Paul Weitz ("American Pie"). True Grit Dec. 25 The 1969 John Wayne Western was a novel first; the Coen Brothers are readapting it with Jeff Bridges as Marshal Rooster Cogburn and Matt Damon as Texas Ranger LeBoeuf. Also with Josh Brolin and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. 11 other coming attractions you might not want to miss Never Let Me Go (Sept. 15). Based on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a creepy boarding school. With Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield (the "Red Riding" trilogy). Catfish (Sept. 17). In this documentary, two friends filmed another as he prepared to meet his online girlfriend. Critics are keeping admirably mum about the unexpected ending. Howl (Sept. 24). James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg. With Jon Hamm, Alessandro Nivola, Jeff Daniels. Nowhere Boy (Oct. 8). Aaron Johnson plays John Lennon on the cusp of fame. Life As We Know It (Oct. 8). Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl are two confirmed singles trying to raise their late mutual friends' orphaned infant daughter. Carlos (Oct. 15). Cannes critics who saw this 319-minute saga about terrorist Carlos the Jackal weren't all in agreement - but they all wanted to talk about it. Directed by Olivier Assayas ("Summer Hours"). Paranormal Activity 2 (Oct. 22). Not a "sequel" to last year's micro-budget horror hit but "the next chapter." 127 Hours (Nov. 5). Writer-director Danny Boyle follows the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" with a drama based on the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco), the hiker who amputated his arm to survive. The Nutcracker in 3D (Nov. 24). Sugar plum fairies - comin' at ya! With Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro. Songs by Tim Rice ("The Lion King"). Burlesque (Nov. 24). Christina Aguilera is the small-town girl with big dreams; Cher owns a sexy nightclub. With Cam Gigandet and Kristen Bell. Black Swan (Dec. 1). Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis star as obsessively competitive ballerinas in this psychological thriller from Darren Aronofsky ("The Wrestler"). Get your back-to-school look at six Hudson Valley shops Originally published: August 23, 2012 12:30 PM Updated: August 24, 2012 7:58 PM By BRANDHYZE STANLEY SPECIAL TO NEWSDAY Photo credit: Faye Murman Brandhyze Stanley models a look available at Ruby Sue boutique in Katonah. (Aug. 17, 2012) It's time to dust off those mental cobwebs and do a little homework to prepare to head back to school. And we're not talking about reading and writing and arithmetic -- we're talking about fashion homework. Whether you're in the market for some trendy new outfits or are just looking to update your look with fashion-forward accessories, we've found six stores where you can satisfy your back-to-school...Girl power: Action heroines with 'Punch' Originally published: March 17, 2011 4:41 PM Updated: March 18, 2011 12:50 PM By RAFER GUZMÁN Photo credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainm/Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. P (L-r) JENA MALONE as Rocket, EMILY BROWNING as Babydoll and ABBIE CORNISH as Sweet Pea in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures epic action fantasy "SUCKER PUNCH," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Black undies? Or white? It was a choice that confronted writer-director while making "Sucker Punch," a mostly female action-fantasy starring Emily Browning as a gun-toting, sword-swinging killer deceptively named Babydoll. She dispatches zombies and robots with the kind of brutality that made 's mostly male "300" a hit in 2007, but she also wears a thigh-high skirt that, as viewers will discover when "Sucker Punch" opens March 25, can be rather revealing. The underwear question involved more than just aesthetics. As it turns out, wanted the color to downplay any titillation, not increase it. "I did make a concession to say, 'Let's make her underwear black,' " says. "Otherwise, I'm noticing it too much. If it was white, you see it. But those are the kinds of things we did, because I didn't want the movie to be about that." It's a small but important point that underscores the tricky nature of a movie whose sexual politics are as multilayered as its plot. A three-tiered narrative that unfolds in an insane asylum, a brothel and the escapist fantasies of its beleaguered heroine, "Sucker Punch" is a visual blend of pulp comics, steampunk and video-game violence, all shot in Snyder's signature heightened style. One minute its female characters are invincible warriors, the next they're chattel. And almost always, they are thoroughly rouged and suggestively dressed. "It was difficult, at first, to convince the studio, not because it's about all-female action characters but because it was so different," says Snyder's wife, Deborah, who helped produce the film for Warner Bros. "You usually pitch them a set of comps" -- that is, clips of comparable movies -- "but there were no comps for a movie like this. That was both exciting and scary." What has been done before is the revved-up mix of female-driven action and overt sexuality. The 1970s television show "" was famous for strategically jiggling its heroines; 's 1965 cult classic "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" featured women with aggressive personalities and outsize bosoms. More recently, 's Lara Croft character often wore combat boots and little else. "You have to recognize that we are making a genre movie, a movie that has elements of, say, Japanese anime," says , who plays the brothel's mother hen, Madam Gorski. "In '300,' the men wore less clothing than we're wearing! It is absolutely embracing that women can be sexy, strong, smart, all of those things." "Sucker Punch" features five young actresses cast somewhat against type. Browning (Babydoll) starred in the kids' film "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." (Sweet Pea) played ' love interest in the costume drama "Bright Star." Jamie Chung (Amber) recently had an eye-candy role in 's "Grown Ups." Jena (Rocket) is known for indie films like "Bastard Out of Carolina." And Vanessa Hudgens () is a dimpled tween idol from 's "High School Musical" franchise. For "Sucker Punch," however, they practiced martial arts, trained with assault rifles and worked out under Logan Hood, a former Navy SEAL who also wrangled Snyder's actors on "300." Malone, for one, piled 10 pounds of muscle on her 5-foot-6-inch frame and eventually pushed her rack dead-lift weight to 300 pounds. "I get incredible work as an actor," Malone says. "But no one ever says, 'When I look at you I see someone who can kill 40 men with heavy artillery.' Never had I had anyone instill that belief in me. It was incredible." The film goes so far as to exclude men entirely from the main cast. There are no "boyfriend" roles at all, and most of the male characters are villains, from Babydoll's abusive stepfather to brothel owner Blue (, ""). plays the Wise Man, a benevolent father figure who sends the women into battle; he is the film's only "redemptive" male, according to Snyder. At the same time, Snyder wanted his female characters to embrace certain traditional sexual archetypes -- "the nurse, the French maid, the schoolgirl," he says -- and simultaneously take control of them. Such archetypes are common in movies with explicit sexual content, he notes, yet "Sucker Punch" seems destined to cause some hand-wringing, even though it contains no sex scenes at all. "The most dangerous place to go, I think, with female sexuality, is when people are conscious of their own sexuality and it becomes a tool," Snyder says. "The power of it, when they're aware of it -- that's dangerous. Society is not into that, for whatever reason. I thought we had a sexual revolution and everyone is cool with that. But apparently it's still a hot-button issue."  Lady killers from Crawford to Angelina   BY RAFER GUZMÁN, rafer.guzman@newsday.com The female action heroes of "Sucker Punch" are unusual in , but not altogether new. Here are 10 of moviedom's toughest ladies, from Western gunslingers to alien killers. JOAN CRAWFORD -- In the gender-bending 1954 Western "Johnny Guitar," she wore the pants and packed the pistols, while co-star mostly strummed. TURA SATANA -- As the leader of a girl gang in 's 1965 sexploitation classic, "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," she literally kills a man with her bare hands. SIGOURNEY WEAVER -- As Ripley in 1979's "Alien," she turned a distressed-damsel role into a tough-as-nails character who survived three more films. LORI PETTY -- She played the title role in 1995's "Tank Girl," the poorly reviewed adaptation of the sci-fi comic books. Perhaps it was ahead of its time? BRIDGET FONDA -- She starred as a deceptively pretty assassin in 1993's "Point of No Return," though 's original 1990 French version, "Nikita," remains a landmark among action chick flicks. MILLA JOVOVICH -- The cat-eyed actress has helped make the pulpy "Resident Evil" franchise, based on a video game, a dependable seller at the box office since 2002. UMA THURMAN -- Her otherworldly beauty made her an odd but surprisingly effective choice in 's ultraviolent "Kill Bill" movies (2003-'04). NOOMI RAPACE -- In 2009's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," the Swedish actress originated the role of Goth-punk bisexual sleuth Lisbeth Salander. Fans are waiting to see if can fill her boots in the upcoming American version. CHLOE GRACE MORETZ -- In last year's "Kick-Ass," she played the 11-year-old superhero Hit Girl, racking up the highest body count and cursing a blue streak. -- One of the few widely successful female action stars, Jolie recently took the lead in the thriller "Salt," a role originally written for a man. Her "Lara Croft" franchise is set for a relaunch; her replacement has not been announced. Girl, 2, found drowning in W. Babylon pool, dies Originally published: May 27, 2010 8:39 PM Updated: May 27, 2010 9:36 PM By YAMICHE ALCINDOR The 2-year-old girl found drowning in the in-ground pool at her West Babylon home died Wednesday, according to Suffolk Police.Chloe Acosta's mother had found her Saturday night in the fenced-in swimming pool of their home, police said.The toddler was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip in critical condition, the spokeswoman said.She remained in critical...Hansen makes his way back, Lochte, Phelps advance Originally published: June 26, 2012 1:24 PM Updated: June 26, 2012 11:44 PM Photo credit: AP starts in the men's 200-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. (June 26, 2012) OMAHA, Neb. -- was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache. He's feeling a lot better now. Next stop: London. Hansen, who retired from the sport after the Games but couldn't stay away, made his comeback worthwhile by winning the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic trials Tuesday night. "No one would ever expect me to do something like that," Hansen said. "I'm not a flashy guy. I don't have grillz in my mouth [like Ryan Lochte]. I don't have eight gold medals [like Michael Phelps]." is heading back to the Olympics, too, and this time he doesn't have to worry about battling cancer. He rallied to finish second to Hansen, pumping his fist when he saw his position, slapping hands with the winner, then running across the deck to kiss his wife. , a gold medalist as a teenager in 2004, missed out on the team four years ago while battling injuries and health problems. It's all good now. She got off to a blistering start and soared through the water to easily win the 100 butterfly. One night after Lochte beat Phelps in the 400 individual medley, Lochte edged him out again in the semifinals of the 200 freestyle. Also claiming a spot on the Olympic team was , who got off to a huge lead in the 400 free right from the blocks and held on to win in 4:02.84. earned the second spot in 4:04.18. Seventeen-year-old was the top qualifier in the semifinals of the 100 backstroke, putting up a time (59.06) that was less than a second off 's world record. Teenagers claimed the next three fastest times, as well: 18-year-old Rachel Bootsma, 17-year-old Olivia Smoliga, and 18-year-old Elizabeth Pelton. stamped himself as a favorite in the 100 back with the top semifinal time (53.10). Olympic gold medalist leads the semifinals of the 100 breast (1:05.88), more than a second ahead of world-record holder (1:06.88). -- AP Helen E. Fay (1917-2012) Published: July 29, 2012 8:19 PM By SPECIAL TO NEWSDAY Helen Elizabeth Salvati-Poucher-Fay, 95, died July 25, 2012.She was born July 8, 1917, in Middletown to parents Frank and Catharine Salvati.Her survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Marino and her companion, Dick Ludwick, and Barbara Ford and her husband, Dean Ford; four nephews, Richard Welch and his wife, Dorothy; James Brown and his wife, Linda; Michael Welch and his wife, Tina;...Help us find a house: The Sapirs want to buy Friday May 27, 2011 10:53 AM By Photo credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile THE BUYERSWoodmere residents Jennifer and Brian Sapir have been looking at homes for sale for months. "We have seen approximately 10 to 15 houses each weekend since January, and all we've gotten is a reality check about how difficult it is to actually find our dream home," says Jennifer, 29, an English teacher at John F. Kennedy High School. She and Brian, 29, a Manhattan attorney, want to spend between $350,000 and $500,000 for a house in Nassau County -- either Bellmore, Merrick or Roslyn Heights. They want at least three bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms with a yard large enough for their two Boston terriers, Holden and Chloe to play. "We'd like to keep the taxes around $10,000, but are flexible depending on the price of the house," Jennifer says. Their non-negotiables? They want an updated kitchen or new bathrooms -- "I'm not sure we could handle doing both," she says -- as well as a bathroom on the same level as the bedrooms. They also do not want the property to back up to a main road or highway. But probably the same most important factor, adds Jennifer, are good schools. THE AGENTSThree Realtors were asked to sort through the listings and pick the perfect home for the Sapirs: Galina Richards of , Janet Salvaggio of , and Lea Frank of . THEIR PICKS 1. Richards chose this three-bedroom, two-bath Colonial in Bellmore that is listed for $299,000. Built in 1910, the house features an updated kitchen and bathroom. It is on a 75-by-93-foot lot with annual property taxes of about $9,196. The property, says Richards, "fit the buyer's criteria about . . . towns, school districts, number of bathrooms and bedrooms, price and condition." 2. Salvaggio picked this five-bedroom, three-bath 1930 Colonial in Merrick, even though it has a slightly higher asking price, because it is "loaded with amenities." Listed for $549,000, there is an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, a new kitchen, new bathrooms and a two-car detached garage. The property is 50 by 100 feet, and annual property taxes are $10,999. 3. Frank says she thinks this Roslyn Heights Colonial for $449,999 could be perfect for the Sapirs "if they are willing to spend a little bit more on taxes." The taxes for the 75-by-113-foot property are $11,138 a year. But, Frank says, there might be some flexibility in the asking price. The 1911 three-bedroom, 1.5-bath house is on a dead-end street. The 75-by-113-foot property features a gazebo, patio and pond. There is new siding, gutters, windows and pavers. THEIR REACTIONThe Sapirs generally like the three choices. But the couple “really, really likes” the Roslyn Heights home, says Jennifer. “We are willing to be a little flexible on the taxes, because that one is right in our price range. We like that it’s updated, and that we wouldn’t have to start gutting the house as soon as we'd move in.” YOUR TURNVote in the poll below to tell us which house you think they should choose. COMING UPWe will post updates the Sapirs’ search online and in print. Do you need help search for the perfect home? E-mail us at and you might be featured online and in print. Top photo: Brian and Jennifer Sapir with their Boston terriers Holden and Chloe in their apartment in Woodmere. Long Island real estate agents are helping the couple find the perfect house. (May 14, 2011) Tags: , , , , , , , 'Hugo' is a clockwork homage Originally published: November 22, 2011 3:58 PM Updated: November 23, 2011 4:37 PM By RAFER GUZMÁN November 23, 2011 2:18 PM goes to the Cinémathèque Française in "Hugo," a fantasy-adventure from Martin that also doubles as a crash course in film studies. Movie buffs will revel in its poetic re-creation of the early days of cinema, though whether young viewers will also feel the magic remains a question. The film is based on Brian Selznick's Caldecott-winning graphic novel, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," about a young orphan, Hugo (), who lives in the walls of a Paris train station in the 1930s. His prize possession, left behind by his clockmaker father (, briefly), is a broken mechanical mannequin that, tantalizingly, holds a pen. Hugo tinkers with it, hoping to someday read its message. A local toy seller, Papa Georges (Ben ), has a mysterious connection to the automaton but won't say what. Hugo seeks help from Georges' goddaughter, Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz, charming), and together they begin to suspect that Papa is actually Georges Méliès, the real-life cinematic pioneer whose brilliant short films -- more than 500 in all -- have mostly vanished. Scorsese, as much a film scholar as a filmmaker, is clearly in love with this fact-based fancy. "Hugo" mixes modern 3-D effects with century-old techniques like iris shots and multiple exposures, and it brims with joy when re-creating Méliès' charmingly inventive sets and props. makes an appealingly avuncular Méliès, and is touching as his wife and favorite actress, Jeanne d'Alcy. To keep things moving, "Hugo" includes several chase scenes ( plays an almost too-menacing Station Inspector), but its real purpose is to re-establish movies as the locus of young fantasies (and to stealthily promote the preservation efforts of Scorsese's Film Foundation). That's a worthy goal, even if "Hugo" may appeal more to your inner child than to the real one sitting next to you. PLOT In 1930s Paris, a young boy discovers a forgotten link to the creation of cinema. RATING PG (mild innuendo, some scarey scenes) CAST , Chloe Grace Moretz, Asa LENGTH 2:06 PLAYING AT Area theaters, some in 3-D and IMAX BOTTOM LINE An entertaining if slightly scholarly fantasy-adventure that may appeal mostly to older children and movie buffs. 'Hugo' trailer Monday July 18, 2011 4:18 PM By Here's the trailer for "Hugo,"Martin Scorsese's entry into the 3-D, young-adult movie game, due in theaters Nov. 23. Based on this brief glimpse, the film has some things going for it. One is an excellent cast, including Chloe Grace Moretz (donning a British accent), Sacha Baron Cohen as a scary but perhaps benevolent train-station official and Ben Kingsley as an avuncular, moustachioed magician. Jude Law looks quite convicing as a bespectacled dad whose eccentric inventions drive the film's plot. Asa Butterfield ("The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," "Nanny McPhee Returns") plays the title role. Though it may be a children's film, "Hugo"isn't completely out of Scorsese's wheelhouse. The film is based on a graphic novel centered on the invention of cinema; Kingsley's character is the French filmmaking pioneer George Méliès. And if there's anything Scorsese loves better than violent gangsters, it's film history. Still, "Hugo" raises some questions. Does the director of "Goodfellas" and "Raging Bull" have a touch light enough to pull off slapstick and whimsy?How will he handle shooting in 3-D, a format generally still seen as an unnecessary gimmick? Will anyone in the film be shot in the head and dumped into a garbage truck? Just kidding on that last one.Hundreds turn out for annual pet parade at Gillette Park in Sayville Sunday July 15, 2012 2:45 PM By Ursula Moore Photo credit: Ursula Moore Katie Post adopted her 7-year-old Havanese from Yorkie 911 Rescue last year.Angie was rescued from a puppy mill in Ohio.“When I first saw Angie, she was underweight, very tired and didn’t socialize well with others,” said Post, 12, of Sayville. “She had been living in a cage.”But what a difference a year makes.On Saturday, Angie won a trophy for the most feminine dog... Kelly, LoManaco help Chaminade top MLK Published: October 2, 2010 8:58 PM Dan Kelly scored on an assist from Tom Roulis in the 41st minute to lift Chaminade in a 2-0 win over nationally ranked Martin Luther King of Manhattan Saturday in non-league boys soccer. Giovanni LoManaco scored off a pass from Kory Seibt in the 74th minute to provide the final margin for the Flyers (6-1-2). MLK (9-2) is ranked 20th in the latest ESPN Rise poll and Chaminade is 15th.East...Kidsday: A day of good deeds Published: October 4, 2012 2:49 PM By BAYLEE DELMONTE, AVA OSHER AND LILI SILVERSTEIN. Kidsday Reporters Mitzvah Day was April 29. We are a part of The Community Synagogue, which is the biggest temple in Port Washington. This Mitzvah Day was a communitywide day, and all five temples in the town participated.We accomplished so much for people in need. We worked on making survival bags for the Queens Children's Advocacy Center. These bags are for children whose guardians have been arrested, and...Kidsday: Finding a miniature you Published: October 7, 2011 1:54 PM By ASHLEY HANSEN. Kidsday Reporter Personalized figurines can be ordered with a likeness of yourself from the website sculpteo.com. Just send photos (front and side views). Once they get the photos they can be customized for any type of occasion such as a graduation, sports or cheerleading. You can order just the head likeness of yourself or a full body of yourself. You can even turn it into an ornament for your Christmas...Kidsday: Helping kids with diabetes Published: February 27, 2012 6:28 PM By CHLOE ROTHENBERG. Kidsday Reporter My class has been together for two years. We looped up from third to fourth grade. Our teacher, Mrs. Therese O'Loughlin, has a nephew, Sean Boody, who is 11 years old. He came to our class to speak about juvenile diabetes and show us the insulin pumps that he has to wear. We painted pillowcases with fabric markers and put a stuffed animal and a book (from Kohl's) inside every case. We donated them...Kidsday: Who's behind the blue mask? Published: June 7, 2012 4:50 PM By CHLOE ROGERS. Kidsday Reporter Have you ever seen someone with a blue mask or no hair? Have you ever wondered why? I'm like that; I wore a blue mask and now have short hair (I did lose all my hair at one point). I am like this because I have Fanconi anemia, a blood disorder that lowers my ability to make blood cells and fight infections. I wore a blue mask not because I have Fanconi anemia but because I had a bone-marrow...Kidsday interviews 'Camp Rock 2' stars Published: September 2, 2010 9:02 PM By MARIA BIVONA, SONJA DRABIN, CATALINA FEDER, WILLIAM SHEELINE AND SIENA TOSCANO Kidsday Reporters, Age 13, Glen Cove, Oyster Bay and Huntington “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” is a sequel to the popular Disney Channel movie “Camp Rock.”In this film, there is a lot more dancing and singing than in the first, and we definitely think there are more songs to remember and sing along with. It was great to see how the camp changed, and this time, there is a new rival camp across the lake. The rivalry between the two camps forms the basis of...Kidsday interviews 'Happy Feet Two's' Elijah Wood Published: November 17, 2011 3:14 PM By JENNA DEVINCENZO, KEVIN KRATINA, ANTHONY PAPADOPOULOS AND CHLOE ROTHENBERG Kidsday Reporters, Age 9, Island Trees Photo credit: Newsday/Pat Mullooly Kidsday reporters Anthony Papadopoulos, Chloe Rothenberg, Jenna DeVencenzo and Kevin Kratina with actor (voice of Mumble in the movie "Happy Feet Two") at the screening room in Manhattan We went to Warner Bros. Studios in Manhattan to see a preview of the new film “Happy Feet Two” in 3-D. We were soooo excited to see the movie because we all loved the original “Happy Feet.” The sequel was amazing!The setting is still Antarctica, and Mumble is still the main character. The movie begins with Mumble (voice by Elijah Wood) and his fledgling son, Erik (Ava Acres). Erik is not...Kidsday interviews Jamie Deen Published: June 19, 2012 6:36 PM By EMMA BERK, NOELLE OEHLER AND. CHLOE REINHOLD. Kidsday Reporters, 10 and 11,. Holtsville and Holbrook Last week we visited the Food Network studios in Manhattan to meet Jamie Deen. His show, "Home for Dinner," airs Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.Tell us about your new show.It's called "Home for Dinner," and my wife [Brooke] and both my boys are going to be on it. I'll be making healthy food for the whole family that's easily prepared, and making good food taste good. It doesn't have to taste...Kidsday movie review: 'Rango' Published: March 3, 2011 9:54 PM By AHUVA MAHGEREFTEH, NILY BARATIAN, COBY SHARIFIAN AND CHLOE KALIMIAN Kidsday Reporters, Ages 9, 10 and 11, Great Neck Photo credit: Newsday/Pat Mullooly Kidsday reporters Coby Sharifian, Nily Baratian, Ahuva Mahgevefteh and Chloe Kalimanian with actress , who stars as Priscilla in the new animated movie "Rango" We had the privilege to go to a screening of the animated movie “Rango,” in which Johnny Depp voices the title character. The beginning of the movie was kind of slow. It took some time to get to the plot. When it finally did, we really liked it.The story line begins when a chameleon (voiced by Depp) is lost in the desert. He meets an armadillo who gives him some advice about finding his true...Kidsday review: 'Happy Feet Two' Published: November 16, 2011 12:46 PM By JENNA DEVINCENZO, KEVIN KRATINA, ANTHONY PAPADOPOULOS AND CHLOE ROTHENBERG. Kidsday Reporters, Age 9, Island Trees We went to Warner Bros. Studios in Manhattan to see a preview of the new film "Happy Feet Two" in 3-D. We were soooo excited to see the movie because we all loved the original "Happy Feet" movie. The sequel was amazing! The setting is still Antarctica and Mumble is still the main character. The movie begins with Mumble (voice by Elijah Wood) and his fledgling son, Erik (Ava Acres). Erik is...Kidsday review: 'Wonderland' Published: May 6, 2011 5:43 PM By MEGAN FERGUSON AND JOHN LUKE HOONHOUT Kidsday Reporters, Ages 12 and 13, Smithtown Photo credit: Newsday/Pat Mullooly Actress Carly Rose Sonenclar, center, from the musical "Wonderland" with Kidsday reporters John Luke Hoonhout and Megan Ferguson at the Mariott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan In the lively Broadway musical “Wonderland,” Alice is a troubled adult with an 11-year-old daughter, Chloe.After Alice falls asleep, she travels to a new kind of Wonderland, where she meets old and new characters that help her find her way back to New York City. Along the way, these characters help solve her problems.The part of Chloe is played by Carly Rose Sonenclar. Carly is a sixth-grader...Kotowski's OT goal lifts CSH Originally published: September 19, 2011 9:24 PM Updated: September 19, 2011 9:39 PM Photo credit: James Escher 's Victoria Kotowski, right, slips a shot past goalie Olivia Demeri to even the score, 2-2. (Sept. 19, 2011) Victoria Kotowski scored two goals, including the winner with 3:26 left in overtime, to lead Cold Spring Harbor over Manhasset, 3-2, Monday in Conference I field hockey.Garden City 5, Friends Academy 1: Tara Mahon and Alexandra Bruno each had one goal and one assist for Garden City.Bayport-Blue Point 1, West Babylon 0: Clara Bates scored off a pass from Jackie Muller with 18:48 left in the...Leftovers: Great Neck South vs. Friends Academy Wednesday October 5, 2011 1:03 PM By Stephen Haynes Some of the things said following Friends Academy's 6-0 win over Great Neck South on Tuesday.Quakers defender Jalisa Clark Shutout: “It felt really good to have solid defense. Between Steph, Katie and myself, it worked out well. Finally getting a win: “It feels good, but we still need to remember that there are other good teams out there and we have to play hard.” Chloe Friedman... 'Legally Blonde' the musical at Gateway Originally published: June 28, 2011 8:55 PM Updated: June 29, 2011 3:20 PM By STEVE PARKS Photo credit: Jeff Bellante A scene from "," the musical, at Gateway Performing Arts Center, Bellport, through July 9, 2011. If torts were candy canes and judges were hairdressers, then Reese Witherspoon -- or in this case, Ruby Lewis -- could be the pride of Harvard Law and win every case.In "Legally Blonde," the 2001 movie and 2007 Broadway musical, we're asked to believe that a fashion-marketing major who thinks you only wear black when there's a dead person in the room not only gets into Harvard Law School...LETTERS: Gabreski too quiet, role of trainers Originally published: November 24, 2010 8:04 PM Updated: November 26, 2010 7:15 AM What's happening with Gabreski? I often pass Gabreski Airport in and observe an unutilized wasteland. Why is it that instead of being an active landing strip, it looks like an abandoned tarmac? Shouldn't County be asking the federal government for some of that shovel-ready project money to renovate and turn this region into a productive gold mine? Just think of the revenue that can be raised from helicopter tours, private jet landings and flying lessons. Just think of the new employment that could be created, especially if the Shinnecock casino goes up in that same vicinity. Chloe Mack The proper role of school athletic trainers As an athletic director and a former student athletic trainer, I agree with most of the comments made by 's head trainer, Tim Prohinsie ["Athletic trainers help avoid damage," Letters, Nov. 14]. However, he failed to consider the actual State Education Department's regulation that requires any student-athlete who is diagnosed with a potential head injury to be cleared by the chief medical officer of the school district before he or she may return to play. Athletic trainers may certainly identify and evaluate head injuries, but the "return to play" authorization may only come from the chief medical officer. I also feel that Prohinsie is oversimplifying how schools treat injured athletes. If there is a physical therapy clinic involved, chances are that group offers student-athletes access to doctors, physicians' assistants, athletic trainers and therapists who under normal circumstances would not be there if the school district employs a general practitioner. Prohinsie is correct when he says that athletic trainers should be given adequate compensation, but even that does not always guarantee a district will find a qualified person. The hours are brutal (2 p.m. until the last team leaves, nights, Saturdays and an occasional Sunday), and if that athletic trainer is like most, he or she works a morning stint in a clinic similar to the ones described earlier. Those factors make for a high rate of burnout. To help with the availability of trainers, the Suffolk County High School Athletic Trainers Association provides access to qualified professionals. Editor's note: The writer is the supervisor of physical education, athletics and recreation for the school district. This letter stated that contracting with a physical therapy office to provide athletic trainers is a "worse" option. It is actually a better solution. Most physical therapists hold either a master's degree or a clinical doctorate and many are board certified in different practice areas, including orthopedics and sports. Specialists in sports physical therapy are equipped to be immediate on-field responders during athletic events due to their emergency response training. This high level of specific training allows for further detailed evaluation of the neuromuscular system and avoids delay in treatment that may lead to disability. Allen Eshmoili Editor's note: The writer is a vice president with Reddy-Care Physical Therapy. LI fans react to first 'Hunger Games' screenings Published: March 23, 2012 5:05 AM By BETH WHITEHOUSE Photo credit: Kevin P. Coughlin Friends Chloe Adamczyk, 12, left, and Coral Jacobellis, 11, at "The Hunger Games" premiere at the Farmingdale Multiplex. (March 22, 2012) Moviegoers seamlessly transitioned from loving “The Hunger Games” book to embracing the film when it premiered at 12:01 a.m. Friday at the Multiplex, cheering for protagonist Katniss Everdeen, crying with her when death struck her ally and relishing her onscreen kiss. “Instead of the princess that has to be saved, she’s basically the savior,” said Wendy Gil, 19, who came to the premiere dressed as Katniss, wearing a replica of a Hunger Games training jacket with a No. 12 on the sleeve representing the heroine's district. Although viewers had some quibbles with details that differed from the page to the screen, they were on the whole quite forgiving. “Because I’m a fan, I give it 10 out of 10,” Gil said as she left the theater after 2:30 a.m. “Technically the day just started, but it’s already the best day ever.” The “Hunger Games” takes place in a dystopian future in what’s left of the United States. Each year, 24 children between ages 12 and 18 are forced into a reality TV-style competition in which they must fight to the death until just one "winner" is left. The other contender from Katniss’ district, baker’s son Peeta Mellark, is in love with Katniss, as is a teen left behind at home, Gale Hawthorne. The movie is rated PG-13. The sold-out 12:01 a.m. showing was one of seven scheduled showings at the theater between 12:01 and 12:30 a.m., and it was filled with mostly teenagers – and some parents who were sucked into the hoopla. Spirits were high throughout the theater as moviegoers awaited the dimming of lights. Chloe Adamczyk, 12, of , who was wearing a "Team Peeta" shirt, stood up and yelled “Team Peeta – because Gale rhymes with fail!” Her friend, Coral Jacobellis, 11, urged Peeta fans to raise their hands.  Coral’s mom, Karen, said she was surprised her daughter wanted to see the movie, given its violent nature. “She never even wanted to watch movies that had something die. I was surprised she would have an interest in something like this,” she said. Brian Mazza, 16, a junior at High School, is writing an article about the movie for his high school newspaper. “I was impressed with the way they portrayed the Capitol,” Mazza said. “It was exactly what I imagined while reading it. I was a little disappointed with the fighting. I thought it would be more intense. They made it too brief.” Megan Van Aken, 14, of , wore a Hunger Games T-shirt to the showing and was accompanied by her mom, Brigid, 42. Their whole family – including Michael Jr., 12, and Michael Sr., 42 – read the book at the recommendation of Michael Jr. Megan said she doesn’t usually follow her little brother’s advice, but this time she’s glad she did. Both Megan and Brigid cried during the movie, dabbing their eyes with tissues while mom put her arm around her daughter. “It was perfect,” Megan said after the movie. “I thought it was really true to the book.” Because her brother has a test at school Friday, he has to wait until Friday night to see the movie with dad. At dinner before Megan left for the show, Michael told her: “Megan, you better not tell me anything that happens in that movie.” Or what would happen to her? “I don’t want to know,” Megan said.  Lively, DiCaprio split, 'remain friends' Published: October 4, 2011 9:22 PM By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday Blake Lively's romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, in which the two globetrotted from Venice, Italy, to the French Riviera to Disneyland, has ended.Representatives for both stars confirmed the breakup to Us Weekly Tuesday, saying the two "remain friends." "Inception" star DiCaprio, 36, and Lively, 24, of TV's "Gossip Girl," were first spotted as a couple in May on Steven Spielberg's yacht in...Long Islanders' storm stories Originally published: January 12, 2011 11:05 AM Updated: January 12, 2011 12:58 PM By STAFF REPORTS Photo credit: Newsday / Bill Bleyer Dawn Curley and Mike Washington brave the snowy conditions during Wednesday's storm. (Jan. 12, 2011) The snow accumulation that came with the storm was a welcome sight to some day laborers, who have been competing for scarce construction work during the winter.While other people may have had snow days, the storm presented an opportunity to work. Many of those men walked the side streets of Huntington Station, shovel in hand, ready to clean driveways. "It beats spending all...Louis V, Miu Miu and Elie Saab give grand finale Originally published: October 3, 2012 2:54 PM Updated: October 3, 2012 3:17 PM By The Associated Press THOMAS ADAMSON (AP Fashion Writer) Photo credit: AP Models wear creations by fashion designer Marc Jacobs for 's ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) PARIS - (AP) -- , more than anyone, knows that it's not what you say but how you say it. The Louis Vuitton showman thus capped an incredibly strong Paris fashion week -- with help from artist Daniel Buren -- by building a life-size shopping mall inside the . Understatement is not a word in ' vocabulary, so a collaboration with the minimalist artist -- who made the famed striped columns in Paris' Palais Royal -- might have raised eyebrows. But Buren rose to the occasion. "(The Louvre) was already big, all I did was make it bigger," said Buren, with trademark humor. "It was others that called me a minimalist, not me." The sky's the limit when you're backed by Europe's richest man and -owner , with whom he mingled before the show. Meanwhile, Miuccia , who herself presides over a lucrative fashion empire, felled a small forest in aid of her presentation for Miu Miu, one of the final day's other big shows. Fashion insiders clutched wooden invitations as they walked down a wooden "red carpet" and into the auditorium with a 30-meter (yard) wooden runway, and the show's huge wooden-tiered seating. There was some irony that the collection was held at Paris' grand Environmental Council. Paris Fashion Week designers are often described as show-stopping, but none more than Elie Saab. The Lebanese designer threw huge graphic chunks of moon rock down the catwalk as set, to evoke his more geometric theme. Unfortunately, one attendee didn't pick up on the visual props and tripped head over heels -- slightly delaying the show. Trends on the ninth exhausting day of the season included prints -- both graphic and colored -- as well as sheer transparencies and cutouts. LOUIS VUITTON What do you get if you mix up the world's most famous checks and Paris' most famous stripes? The answer: Louis Vuitton, whose 1960s style spring-summer fashion show twinned the iconic checked Damier pattern with a set designed by artist Daniel Buren. Buren created four full-scale escalators, featuring his signature 8.7cm stripes, which wowed spectators inside. "It's exquisite, beautiful," said 29-year-old Christina Malaki. "What a spectacle." In fashion terms it was strong, with most of the 64 retro looks delivered in -style checks that made a bold optical statement in black and white, as well as browns, gray and leaf green. Slightly puffed rounded shoulders, miniskirts, beehives and a few exposed midriffs pointed to one thing: The swinging 60s are back. The silhouettes -- often flat and loose-- prioritized the Damier above the female form, which rippled nicely in skirts as the models, who walked in pairs, filed by with handbags. Louis Vuitton is a house that is proud of its tradition, but also likes to evolve. The collection saw the ubiquitous monogram banished for the first time. Instead, one recurrent feature was, so say the program notes, "the smallest sequins ever produced." Thousands of microscopic sequins brought a dazzling metallic shimmer to dresses and skirt suits, though when it was used on the blocked Damier pattern it was slightly too much. "It's all about being graphic. (Buren's escalators) are a mathematical equation," Jacobs told journalists after the show. Another math equation will come from the buoyant receipts from this, a highly saleable collection. It's a fair bet that by next year this bold check will be everywhere. MIU MIU Miu Miu's spring-summer 2013 show in Paris had a wintery vibe. Despite the slightly off-kilter season it was a slick display, with lashings of faux fur on coats and stoles with dyed patterning at the brand often seen as 's baby sister offshoot. It picked up nicely on this season's fascination with prints as contrasting explosions on loose skirt suits -- sometimes resembling the negative of a photograph. As ever, it remained demure, but interesting back features graced a few reversed boxy tops. Alongside looks in denim and the prints, it gave the clothes a distinctly cool edge which reached its peak in a few eclectic, asymmetrical pieces. Only a master like Prada can make a tiny strapped cropped camisole work underneath a thick fur coat, accessorized with leather gloves and jeweled Roman sandals. Uber-cool actress -- and Miu Miu spokesperson -- watched from the front . ELIE SAAB Elie Saab, master of the va-va-voom silhouette, broke out of his strict mold for his spring-summer 2013 show in Paris. The Lebanese designer must have been feeling in an adventurous mood: He dabbled in graphic details and floral prints in Wednesday's show. But never fear, his bread-and-butter traffic stopping dresses and sequins were still there -- in cerulean blue and vermilion. After all, it's what his buyers and celebrity wearers such as singer on the front row expect and love. But the palette this season was updated to include a beautiful cobalt, which in turn exploded into fluorescent color prints on gowns, some full length, others above the knee, that fluttered by in silk muslin. Saab included the odd peplum and some '90s looks with black-and-white geometric lines. The catwalk set of graphic angular moon rocks signaled to fashion insiders even before the show started that Saab would move in this direction. ______ Thomas Adamson can be followed at http:/ /Twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mich. couple’s kids born on 8/8/8, 9/9/9, 10/10/10 Published: October 15, 2010 1:28 PM By The Associated Press Photo credit: AP Chad and Barbie Soper of Rockford, Mich. hold their children Cearra, left, born on Oct. 10, 2010, and , Chloe, born Aug. 8, 2008 and Cameron, born on Sept. 9, 2009. (Oct. 14, 2010) A southwest couple shouldn’t have too hard a time remembering their children’s birthdays. After all, it’s as easy as eight, nine, 10. Or more specifically, 8/8/8, 9/9/9 and 10/10/10. Chad and Barbie Soper’s three kids were born on those dates. The most recent, Cearra Nicole, was born this past Sunday. Barbie Soper, 36, said she often is asked whether the couple manipulated the birth dates. The answer is no. Well, sort of. The Sopers’ first child, Chloe Corrin, arrived exactly on the couple’s due date. But the second baby, Cameron Dane, was born with induced labor ahead of the Sept. 20 due date. Cearra came early because Soper’s physician wanted to prevent potential health complications. The original due date was Nov. 4. "At some point, probably 20 weeks into the pregnancy, we decided it was better for her to deliver early,” Dr. Andrew Van Slooten told The Grand Rapids Press. “There is this window we had. We definitely had the option to shoot for that (Oct. 10) day and did. "But it wasn’t like delivering her three weeks early just to hit that date." Soper told the newspaper she’s excited about her children’s unique birth dates and that they “all get to share in it.” The big question, though, is: What are the chances of an 11/11/11 baby? "Definitely no," Soper said. " ... We wanted three, and I’m glad we have that."  Mildred Space (1924-2012) Published: September 2, 2012 10:00 PM By NEWSDAY.COM Photo credit: Courtesy of David T. Ferguson Funeral Home Mildred Space Mildred "Millie Garrity" Space, 88, of Howells, died Aug. 21, 2012, at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis.Mildred was born April 30, 1924, in Port Jervis to parents James and Mildred Romaine Garrity.She worked for the Middletown Psychiatric Center for 35 years.Survivors include her husband, Leon L. Space, of Howells, four daughters, Marlea VanAmburgh of Wallkill, Darlene Dolan...Mineola fifth-graders getting iPads in classroom Originally published: September 13, 2010 9:39 PM Updated: September 13, 2010 9:47 PM By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Photo credit: Kevin P. Coughlin Fifth grade students Ava Collica, Michael DeLelas, Flabio Anjo, Chloe Katinas, and Juliana Lupo at Jackson Avenue Elementary School in Mineola use their iPads, Monday. (Sept. 13, 2010) When fifth-grade teacher Dee Wojis found out she would be using Apple's iPad in her Mineola classroom, she was a little nervous about her own ability to handle the newfangled device.Meanwhile, most of her students at Jackson Avenue School had no qualms about getting their hands on them."At first, I can say I was petrified," Wojis said Monday of that summer meeting when Superintendent...Murdoch's wife a star after pie attack Originally published: July 19, 2011 9:57 PM Updated: July 19, 2011 10:04 PM By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD. The Associated Press LONDON -- Her husband was in the hot seat, but Wendi Deng has emerged as the unlikely star of a British hearing into phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's newspapers. Video of 42-year-old Deng jumping forward to smack a protester who was aiming a pie at Murdoch's face quickly went viral, and numerous fan pages quickly popped up on social networking sites such as Facebook praising her quick rapid...My friend, Frank Rich. Yes, Frank Rich Published: March 6, 2011 7:01 AM By CAL THOMAS One of the pleasures of an earthly transition is that you can write nice things about a person while they are still around to read them. And so, I rise to praise my friend and favorite newspaper writer, Frank Rich Jr., as he leaves for New York magazine. MORE: CARTOONS: What, you say? You are a conservative and he is among the most politically liberal people in journalism. Or, as someone asked me one night when they heard I was going to dinner with former Sen. , "How can you eat with a man like that?" "Easy," I replied. "He's my friend." And so was , I am happy to say. After all, Jesus was "a friend to sinners" and if they were good enough for Him, they are certainly good enough for me. The point, though, is irrelevant, but it is indicative of our political discourse today. It is not a cliche to say, "Some of my best friends are liberal ." I write a biweekly column with Bob Beckel whose liberal credentials are beyond reproach. Why has our political discourse caused us to hate one another if we are of different parties or persuasions? Why must a member of another party or persuasion always be seen as being on "the other side"? The are on the other side. My fellow American is my fellow American, regardless of politics. There are many reasons for such divisions, none of them valid. I first "met" Frank when he called me about a column he was working on. I was completely taken aback. After providing him with the information he requested, I do what I often do when meeting someone for the first time. I asked him where he was from. "From Washington," he said. So am I. It turned out we both played clarinet as kids and both owned a KLH stereo, the stereo of choice for teenagers at the time. And we both loved the theater. He was an usher at Washington's National Theatre. I was a frequent patron. We never met, though he might have handed me a program as I walked to my seat. We would subsequently meet, attend Broadway shows and have meals together, learning about each other and what brought us to our points of view. Our wives often joined us. Frank's wife is Alex Witchel, who resembles in my mind the beautiful of 's "." Witchel writes for The New York Times Magazine and shares Frank's gift. As far as I know, Frank didn't "convert" to conservatism, or I to liberalism. If you read his autobiography, "Ghost Light," you will understand more of Frank Rich, the man. And that is another point, made recently by in his Sunday interview with . Asked, "Why do so many people hate you?" the president responded, "They don't know me." Whether one thinks he might still hate the president if he got to know him is not the point. So many people see other people as labels and define them as such. --liberal-conservative-independent-religious-secular. None of these tell you anything about a person. What are we missing as Americans by dismissing people we may disagree with politically as unworthy of our friendship, or even citizenship in a country that has always been diverse in its opinions? In 1776, a considerable number of our ancestors wanted to remain British and denounced those who didn't as traitors. Frank Rich's 14 years as chief drama critic for The New York Times and his 17 years as an op-ed opinion columnist may be unsurpassed for writing of this kind. When you get to know someone, including their failures, insecurities, family dynamics and fears, you come to appreciate them on a level far above the political chatter. Politics come and go; friends are forever. As wrote, "It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship. When other friendships have been forgot, ours will still be hot." I am proud to call Frank Rich my friend and to wish him well in his new digs at New York magazine. Their gain is the Times' loss.   Cal Thomas is a Tribune Media Services columnist. Readers may send him e-mail at . Designer laptop cases debut Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:56 AM By Linda Perney Looking for a stylish laptop case? Designer Chloe Dao has come up with a line of cases for Nuo Tech which will be on sale for the holidays. Patterns range from floral to pinstripe prints, and prices start at $24.99. Sizes accommodate 15.6 and 11.6 inch screens, the iPad, and the Kindle.The bags are available at Staples stores nationwide as well as online. You can also find them at Dell.com... New York Film Festival celebrates 50 years Wednesday June 13, 2012 4:03 PM By The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year when it runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 14. The line-up hasn't been announced yet, but a press release from the festival contained a list of the last 49 years of opening-night films, which makes for fun reading (at least for film-geeks). It's a pretty impressive roster. Imagine being among the first to see Jean-Luc Godard's revolutionary "Alphaville" in 1965, Gillo Pontecorvo's merciless "The Battle of Algiers" in 1967, Bernardo Bertolucci's transgressive "Luna" in 1979 or Jim Jarmusch's genre-defining "Down By Law" in 1986. Recent years have been pretty good, too, with Alexander Payne's "About Schmidt," Stephen Frears' "The Queen" and David Fincher's "The Social Network." Here's the full list: 1. 1963 The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, Mexico) 2. 1964 Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR) 3. 1965 Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, France) 4. 1966 Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia) 5. 1967 The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria) 6. 1968 Capricious Summer (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia) 7. 1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, US) 8. 1970 The Wild Child (François Truffaut, France) 9. 1971 The Debut (Gleb Panfilov, Soviet Union) 10. 1972 Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France) 11. 1973 Day for Night (François Truffaut, France) 12. 1974 Don't Cry With Your Mouth Full (Pascal Thomas, France) 13. 1975 Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, Italy) 14. 1976 Small Change (François Truffaut, France) 15. 1977 One Sings, The Other Doesn't (Agnès Varda, France) 16. 1978 A Wedding (Robert Altman, US) 17. 1979 Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/US) 18. 1980 Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, US) 19. 1981 Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, UK) 20. 1982 Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany) 21. 1983 The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, US) 22. 1984 Country (Richard Pearce, US) 23. 1985 Ran (Akira Kurosawa, Japan) 24. 1986 Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch, US) 25. 1987 Dark Eyes (Nikita Mikhalkov, Soviet Union) 26. 1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain) 27. 1989 Too Beautiful For You (Bertrand Blier, France) 28. 1990 Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen, US) 29. 1991 The Double Life of Veronique (Krysztof Kieslowski, Poland/France) 30. 1992 Olivier Olivier (Agnieszka Holland, France) 31. 1993 Short Cuts (Robert Altman, US) 32. 1994 Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, US) 33. 1995 Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, China) 34. 1996 Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, UK) 35. 1997 The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, US) 36. 1998 Celebrity (Woody Allen, US) 37. 1999 All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain) 38. 2000 Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark) 39. 2001 Va Savoir (Jacques Rivette, France) 40. 2002 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, US) 41. 2003 Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, US) 42. 2004 Look At Me (Agnès Jaoui, France) 43. 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney, US) 44. 2006 The Queen (Stephen Frears, UK) 45. 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, US) 46. 2008 The Class (Laurent Cantet, France) 47. 2009 Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, France) 48. 2010 The Social Network (David Fincher, US) 49. 2011 Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Poland)No slowing down North Shore girls basketball Published: January 29, 2011 10:04 PM By JAMES CREPEA Photo credit: Kathy Kmonicek The North Shore girls basketball team walks on to the court in a game against Manhasset. (Jan. 28, 2011) Andrew Fierstein cannot look away for even a second. As a basketball shot clock operator his job requires constant attention but during North Shore girls basketball games Fierstein's position is the most demanding on Long Island."The girls game is a lot quicker, there's a lot more change of possessions," said Fierstein, a sophomore at North Shore. "They really take shots quick."The...No sun, no problem at school solar car race Tuesday May 22, 2012 1:52 PM By Arielle Dollinger Photo credit: Barry Sloan Middle schoolers who came to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City Monday to participate in the Junior Solar Sprint, a solar car race, faced the worst possible challenge -- no sun to power their cars.But contestants wouldn’t be stopped by the unforgiving sky. The competition was moved into the building’s lobby, and students used battery packs to make their vehicles move.The... Northport kids take vacation, in the past Thursday April 21, 2011 2:26 PM By T.C. McCarthy The Northport Historical Society and Museum gave kids a hands-on history lesson this week.It was the museum’s first-ever “History Takes a Vacation” program, started by the museum's assistant director, Kari-Ann Carr. Students learned about the battle at Fort Salonga, spy operations on Long Island, and what 19th century children did for fun.“We are taking different... Northport students homeless for a cause Saturday November 5, 2011 2:40 PM By T.C. McCarthy More than 100 Northport High School students will experience homelessness next Thursday in an attempt to raise awareness.Sheltering the Homeless and Needy This Year, or SHANTY, is a 16-year-old program at the school in which students spend the night in cardboard boxes, listen to experts on homelessness and eat only a peanut butter-and-jelly or cheese sandwich for dinner.“It was the... On sale now: This week's top picks Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:34 PM By Nina Ruggiero Love designer clothing but hate paying full price?Me, too.Searching the Web for sales can be a time-consuming activity, so I've gathered my five favorite discounted items online this week.This week's picks include Madewell boots, huge savings on Chloe jeans, a perfect spring green Anthropologie cardigan and more.To view them, visit long-island.newsday.com/shopping. Have... Phelps wins 200 backstroke at Charlotte Published: May 15, 2011 8:59 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — beat in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday at the Charlotte UltraSwim. Phelps, keying more on clocking consistent splits for this USA Grand Prix meet than wins, finished in 1 minute, 57.20 seconds. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu set a meet record of 2:12.29 in the 200 individual medley, topping Southern teammate Stina Gardell. ' win in the 100 freestyle (49.46) was his first in almost 10 years in his hometown meet. Distance specialist won the 800 free in 8:31.20, ahead of Andreina Pinto's 8:33.37. Pop culture influence seen in baby names Published: December 1, 2011 10:09 PM When it comes to baby names, close to 2 out of 5 moms find inspiration among famous people and celebrities, according to the annual survey from BabyCenter.com based on the names of 300,000 babies born in 2011 to moms registered on the website.Aiden tops the boys' list for the seventh consecutive year, and Sophia leads the girls' for the second year in a row. Rounding out the top 10 for girls...Port Jeff fire department celebrates 125th year Sunday June 10, 2012 12:11 PM By Kathleen Fordyce Photo credit: Kathleen Fordyce Since the day Ryan Corey, 2, visited the Port Jefferson Fire Department and was given a tour of the trucks and equipment, he has loved firefighters.“That started the fire in him,” said his mom, Jessica Corey. “The firemen were all so welcoming.”On Saturday night, Corey sat in his red wagon with his friend, Luke Donarummo, also 2. The duo, wearing firefighter costumes and hats, clapped... Port Washington's Shon impresses at U.S. Amateur Published: August 13, 2010 7:24 PM By MARK HERRMANN Port Washington teenager Kelly Shon is on her way to Princeton, and, from the looks of her week at the U.S. Women's Amateur, she also is on her way to a place on the national scene.Shon was impressive in two rounds of stroke play at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club and easily won her first two matches against strong opponents before losing in the round of 16 to Stephanie Sherlock, the top women's...Project Sage gallops to horses' rescue Originally published: August 7, 2010 9:41 PM Updated: August 9, 2010 8:41 AM By TULA BATANCHIEV Photo credit: Nancy Siesel People get to know some of the horses during the Project Sage Horse Rescue and Two Cousins' Farm grand opening at Ketcham Farm in Northport. (Aug. 7, 2010) When Brittany Rostron's horse, Sage, died in 2006, she tried to find a way to remember him. A year later, she devised a plan to immortalize her thoroughbred by creating Project Sage Horse Rescue -- a rescue, rehabilitation and adoption program.At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Northport's historic Ketcham Farm Saturday, Project Sage's rescued horses finally had a barn to call home."It's...Sample sales Friday December 10, 2010 6:27 PM By Ginny Dunleavy and Julie Gordon Nanette LeporeBig savings on dresses, jackets, coats, skirts, pants and tops plus Oonagh by Nanette Lepore cashmere, cardigans, pullovers and knit dresses, Dec. 16-17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at 225 W. 35th St., 4th floor; 212-594-0012.Temperley London and ALICE by TemperleyUp to 80 percent off pre-fall and fall items plus bridal sample pieces, Dec. 13-17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 453 Broome St., 2nd... Shoptalk and Sample sales Published: December 14, 2010 2:08 PM Dec. 15-16SHOP FOR A CAUSE at the Temple Beth Sholom of Smithtown's fashion sale, featuring classic styles from Anik NY, today 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and tomorrow 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 433 Edgewood Ave., Smithtown; 631-724-0424. A portion of the proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County. Dec. 16 PADMA LAKSHMI VISITS BERGDORF GOODMAN with her winter 2010 jewelry trunk show,...Sklar, Friedman key to Friends' C crown Originally published: November 6, 2011 8:15 PM Updated: November 7, 2011 12:12 AM By STEPHEN HAYNES Photo credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke Friends Academy's Morgan Landown #12 celebrates her goal with teammate Erica Sklar #9 as 's Katie Megiel #8 reacts in the Class C field hockey final. (Nov. 6, 2011) Despite what a concept of time may lead you to believe, Oct. 4 was a long time ago. It says so here on this Friends Academy field hockey calendar.The Quakers starting the season 0-5 and struggling to muster offense? That's a "once upon a time . . . " story."It seems so long ago, I can't even believe it was this year," senior Erica Sklar said of the date her team earned its first win...Sklar, Friedman lead Friends' victory Originally published: October 4, 2011 9:09 PM Updated: October 4, 2011 9:25 PM By STEPHEN HAYNES Photo credit: James Escher Friends Academy #4 Chloe Friedman, right, heads downfield as #18 Ally Farishian gives chase in the second half. (Oct. 4, 2011) First Erica Sklar scored. Then Chloe Friedman scored. Friedman again. And Friedman once more. Then Sklar. And Sklar . . . Ah, you get the picture.Can't keep a good team down for too long. And the same can be said for good scorers. Behind a barrage of goals from those firing forwards -- three each -- Friends Academy beat Great Neck South, 6-0, Tuesday in Nassau Conference II field hockey.It...Soldier who lost 4 limbs back in Michigan hometown Originally published: October 4, 2012 11:43 AM Updated: October 5, 2012 12:57 AM By The Associated Press MIKE HOUSEHOLDER (Associated Press) Photo credit: AP Yellow ribbons hang on street lights in Vassar, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 honoring Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills who is visiting his hometown for the first time since losing all four limbs while fighting in . Mills, his wife, Kelsey, and their 1-year-old daughter, Chloe, will be the grand marshals of Vassar High School's homecoming parade on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (AP) -- Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills had been a lot of places since losing his four limbs in Afghanistan. The one place he hadn't been was where people knew him best.He finally returned to his Michigan hometown this week -- six months after the explosion that cost him his arms and legs -- to serve as the grand marshal of his old high school's homecoming parade."I didn't come to Vassar...Sophia, powerhouse Jacob top list of baby names Originally published: May 14, 2012 12:08 PM Updated: May 14, 2012 12:35 PM By KEN SCHACHTER Photo credit: Fotolia The announced the top baby names of 2011, with Sophia and Jacob taking the prize for most popular male and female names. Notice a lot of Jacobs in your town's mommy-and-me or elementary school classes?That's because Jacob has been the No. 1 boys name for 13 years running, according to the Social Security Administration, which released its list of the nation's most popular baby names for 2011.On the female side, the top name for 2011 was Sophia, which has had a steady climb from 42nd place in 2000. Sophia...Summer's hot sunglasses are not subtle Originally published: July 15, 2011 2:48 PM Updated: July 15, 2011 4:42 PM By JOSEPH V. AMODIO. Special to Newsday Photo credit: Handout These Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses, $145, come in a various shades and a washy, watercolory print; at select Lord and Taylor stores and . Tortoise, schmortoise. This season, frames on sunglasses have got a lot more going on. Like stripes, dots, checks, florals and 3-D cutouts, to name a few."Clothes collections often lead the way," says Karen Sacco, co-founder (with fellow optician Dianne Szwed) of Optical Heights in Roslyn Heights. Apparel designers have pushed animal prints, for instance, "and now you're seeing that in frames,"...The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum Originally published: September 4, 2012 6:57 PM Updated: September 7, 2012 12:39 AM By ALEXANDRA PECCI. The Washington Post Photo credit: The Washington Post / Alexandra Pecci The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum offers visitors an opportunity to yell and throw things. (Aug. 21, 2012) storms into the meetinghouse, and he's angry. He pulls off his hat and waves his fist in the air, shouting about taxes and tyranny. Even our playing cards are taxed, he cries. Hisses and calls of "fie" emanate from the angry crowd. We, too, have had enough. "What shall we do with the king's tea?" he calls. The answer is clear. Outside, it might be a regular weekday afternoon in the year 2012. But where I'm visiting, it's always Dec. 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum reopened in June after a devastating fire forced the old museum to close in 2001. The newly revamped and rebuilt version is an interactive, multimedia experience that crams costumed role players, high-tech exhibits, audience input, replica ships, a film and one historical artifact into a 60-minute tour. PATRIOTS, NOT PIRATES I'm visiting the museum with my 3-year-old daughter, Chloe, who's having fun, despite wondering why there are so many pirates in this place; the re-enactors' tricorn hats are throwing her. "They're not pirates," I whisper in her ear. "They're patriots." We follow a guide outside to board what the museum calls a "floating nautical exhibit": a painstakingly crafted replica of the Brig Beaver, one of three ships the rebels boarded by night to destroy 342 crates of tea to protest British taxes. Bedecked with feathers to disguise ourselves as American Indians, we take turns shouting "huzzah!" and tossing replica tea crates overboard before hauling the dripping parcels back onto the deck of the ship. Next, it's back inside the museum, into a darkened room that houses a re-creation of Griffin's Wharf, complete with the sounds of seagulls and crashing waves. According to our guide, it's now the morning after the Tea Party. "We are all now rebels in the eyes of the crown," he says. Suddenly, holograms of two women -- one a rebel, the other a loyalist -- appear in the scene. This hyper-modern image seems like a strange addition to me, but I go with it, imagining they're ghosts as they glimmer against the black background and debate the events of the night before. ORIGINAL TEA CHEST In the next room, portraits of and King George "come alive" to argue the merits of the rebels' cause. But the real star here is the Robinson Half Chest, which sits in a clear display case and slowly rotates on a pedestal. According to a voice-over, it's one of only two tea chests known to have been recovered from the Boston Tea Party. Soon, we're ushered into the Minuteman Theatre, where we sit in rows to view "Let It Begin Here," a short film that re-creates the events leading up to the start of the Revolution, from 's ride to the battle at Lexington Green. When the tour officially ends, Chloe and I head upstairs to Abigail's Tea Room, a cafe where we're greeted by yet more costumed actors, trading stories about life in the colonies and how to properly serve tea. Our table overlooks the Brig Beaver, and (for an additional charge) Chloe and I share cups of tea and pastries while we watch another group of visitors toss tea crates from the ship. The entire finely choreographed experience offers a whirlwind overview of the Boston Tea Party and its aftermath. Admission isn't cheap, but we certainly had fun. Plus, every kid on the tour seemed to relish the opportunity to yell and throw things. For parents, that alone might be worth the price of admission. If you go BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM: Street Bridge, Boston; 617-338-1773, WHEN Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with museum tours beginning every 15 minutes; reservations recommended ADMISSION $22.50, children $13.50, 3 and younger free. Abigail's Tea Room fixed-price menu is $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids. The top 40 movies for fall Originally published: September 1, 2011 5:05 PM Updated: September 3, 2011 7:44 PM By RAFER GUZMÁN Based on a real life experience, "50/50" is a touching, yet funny, story about how a young man copes with finding out he has cancer and his 50/50 chance of surviving. Starring: and In theaters: Sept. 30, 2011 The summer's bruising battle of the blockbusters is over, but isn't taking a rest. Over the coming weeks, the studios will trot out brand-name Oscar contenders, crowd-pleasing family films and snazzy-looking action movies, with several releases clearly going head-to-head. We'll see dueling biopics with as in "J. Edgar" (due Nov. 9) and as in "The Iron Lady" (Dec. 16). The long-awaited thrillers "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" will arrive on the same day, Dec. 21. And will compete with himself, releasing two family-oriented movies, "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse," less than a week apart in December. Time will tell whether "The Muppets" (Nov. 23) will relaunch a dormant franchise, whether will succeed as an action-hero in "Abduction" (Sept. 23), or whether the remake of "Footloose" (Oct. 14) will galvanize today's teen audiences. As for the upcoming wedding episode of "," due Nov. 18, is anyone worried it won't be a hit? All told, nearly 100 releases will hit screens between now and the end of the year. We've picked the 40 biggest movies of the season, listed below. CONTAGION (Sept. 9) The soon-to-retire filmmaker delivers this thriller about a fast-spreading airborne virus. With , , , and . I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (Sept. 16) A comedy starring as a beleaguered working mother. With and . Douglas McGrath ("Emma") directs. 3-D (Sept. 16) The 1994 favorite returns to theaters with "collectible" 3-D glasses. ABDUCTION (Sept. 23) Taylor Lautner leaves the "Twilight" world for this espionage-thriller about a young man searching for his birthparents. ("2 Fast 2 Furious") directs. DOLPHIN TALE (Sept. 23) A family film based on the true story of an injured dolphin and an imaginative prosthetics doctor (). also stars. Directed by Charles ("Never Cry Wolf"). KILLER ELITE (Sept. 23) It's tough-guy heaven: , and are, respectively, a special ops agent, his mentor and a cunning villain. MONEYBALL (Sept. 23) Baseball sabermetrics? Not so sexy. How about an underdog team led by ? ("Capote") directs this adaptation of Michael Lewis' nonfiction book about the Oakland A's. With and . WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? (Sept. 30) Worried that she may have overlooked her true love, ("") decides to revisit her 20 exes. also stars. THE IDES OF MARCH (Oct. 7) directs and also stars as a presidential candidate; is his ambitious press secretary. With , and . REAL STEEL (Oct. 7) In a future where robots have replaced human boxers, a hard-luck trainer () discovers a rusty contender. If this sounds like an episode of "The Twilight Zone," that's because it was. In IMAX. WANDERLUST (Oct. 7) In this comedy, and are a Manhattan couple who seek happiness in Elysium, a freewheeling, clothing-optional community. FOOTLOOSE (Oct. 14) The unknown replaces in a remake of the 1984 teen classic about a city kid trapped in a party-free burg. With and . Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") directs. THE BIG YEAR (Oct. 14) , and grapple with very different life crises in this road-trip comedy. David Frankel ("Marley & Me") directs. THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Oct. 21) Another adaptation of the Dumas novel, this time with ("Percy Jackson & the Olympians") as D'Artagnan and a cast of foes that includes , and . IN TIME (Oct. 28) In this futuristic thriller from ("Gattaca"), time is almost literally money and the rich can live forever. With , and . MARGIN CALL (Oct. 21) The 2008 financial crisis is the backdrop for a thriller about a junior stock analyst who learns more than he was meant to. With , , and . THE RUM DIARY (Oct. 28) continues his obsession, starring in an adaptation of the author's colorful early novel about journalists in Puerto Rico. With and . PUSS IN BOOTS (Nov. 4) The animated origin story of the swashbuckling feline who first appeared in "." With the voices of , and . In IMAX. TOWER HEIST (Nov. 4) is a little guy seeking revenge on a swindler in this caper-comedy. The oddball cast includes , , and . ("Rush Hour") directs. A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3-D (Nov. 4) and return for another half-baked adventure through New York City. With and . J. EDGAR (Nov. 9) Leonardo DiCaprio is founder J. Edgar Hoover in this probable Oscar contender from director . With , Armie Hammer ("") and (CBS' "The White Shadow"). IMMORTALS (Nov. 11) Humble stonemason Theseus () battles the power-hungry King Hyperion (). , the man behind Pepsi's Greco-Roman "We Will Rock You" commercial, directs. JACK AND JILL (Nov. 11) Adam plays twin siblings, one married to , the other being stalked by (as himself). Longtime Sandler director does the honors. HAPPY FEET TWO (Nov. 18) A sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 cartoon, with returning as the voice of Mumble, the dancing penguin. And now he has a son. Also with , Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 (Nov. 18) Here comes the first screen version of 's notorious final "Twilight" novel, in which Bella () violently consummates her love for Edward () and pays the price with a difficult pregnancy. Director ("Dreamgirls") accepts the challenge. CHRISTMAS (Nov. 23) The latest from Aardman Animation ("Flushed Away") follows a little boy who discovers Santa's high-tech headquarters. With the voices of and . HUGO (Nov. 23) ventures into the young-adult genre -- in 3-D, yet! -- with this story of an orphan () who discovers a world of whimsical, cinematic inventions. Based on Brian Selznick's graphic novel and starring Chloe Grace Moretz, and as the French film pioneer George Méliès. THE MUPPETS (Nov. 23) Writer-producer-star relaunches the franchise with this tale, in which the Muppets must raise money to save their theater. With , , Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and a new Muppet, Walter. NEW YEAR'S EVE (Dec. 9) Remember 's star-packed rom-com "Valentine's Day"? This one stars , , Robert De Niro, , , . . . you get the idea. TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (Dec. 9) plays former British agent George Smiley in this adaptation of the classic le Carré novel. With , and John Hurt. Thomas Alfredson ("Let the Right One In") directs. YOUNG ADULT (Dec. 9) plays a writer trying to relive her high-school days in this comedy-drama from the "Juno" team of director and writer . With and Patton Oswalt. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED! (Dec. 16) The critters and their female counterparts (the Chipettes) find themselves stranded on a desert island. With and . THE IRON LADY (Dec. 16) Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher. Should we just give her the Oscar now? Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (). Also with and . SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (Dec. 16) and Jude Law return as and . With , the original "Dragon Tattoo" girl, and ('s "") as the arch-villain Professor Moriarty. directs. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Dec. 21) Oscar-nominated director follows "The Social Network" with this long-awaited adaptation of the bestselling Swedish crime novel and popular Swedish film. replaces Noomi Rapace as the Goth-punk-hacker heroine; is her partner in more ways than one. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- GHOST PROTOCOL (Dec. 21) returns in the fourth "M:I" film, which marks the live-action directing debut of 's ("The Incredibles"). Paramount isn't saying much about the plot, but it involves a bombing at the Kremlin. With and . THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (Dec. 23) Steven Spielberg adapts the popular Tintin comics -- about an intrepid young reporter and his faithful dog, Snowy -- using motion-capture animation and the voices of , , Daniel Craig and . WE BOUGHT A ZOO (Dec. 23) co-wrote and directs this drama, based on the true story of a single dad (Matt Damon) who changes his family's life by renovating a broken-down zoo. With . EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE (Dec. 25) A boy (Thomas Horn) scours Manhattan for clues about his father (), who died in 9/11. Based on 's novel and directed by ("The Reader"). With , and . WAR HORSE (Dec. 28) Steven Spielberg adapts the 1982 children's novel (now a wildly successful Broadway play) about a young boy who joins to search for his horse. With , and Toby Kebbell ("Rocknrolla"). And 10 more films to keep in mind DRIVE (Sept. 16) This neo-noir, an award winner at Cannes, stars Ryan Gosling as a getaway driver and playing against type as a violent crime boss. Also with . FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN (Oct. 14) , and Emily Watson star in this story of a family shattered by a serious accident. The semiautobiographical screenplay comes from director . THE SKIN I LIVE IN (Oct. 14) Antonio Banderas plays an inventive plastic surgeon looking for a human guinea pig in this thriller from Pedro Almodóvar. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (Oct. 21) Elizabeth Olsen, the little sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, is already earning raves for her performance as a young woman fleeing a charismatic cult leader (, ""). LIKE CRAZY (Oct. 28) Paramount Vantage purchased this Sundance award-winner about a British college student () and an American (Anton Yelchin) trying to keep a long-distance love alive. MELANCHOLIA (Nov. 11) earned best actress at Cannes for her role as a depressed woman facing the actual end of the world. ("Antichrist") directs. THE DESCENDANTS (Nov. 23) Family man George Clooney re-evaluates his life after his wife is severely injured in a boating accident. ("Sideways") co-wrote and directs. I MELT WITH YOU (Dec. 9) , , Christian McKay and are college buddies who reunite for a debauched weekend. Surprisingly, it's a drama. W.E. (Dec. 9) Madonna directs a fictionalized account of the real-life romance between King Edward VIII and an American divorcee. With Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac and James Fox ("Performance"). IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (Dec. 23) Angelina Jolie's writing and directing debut follows a Serbian military leader (Goran Kostic) and a Bosnian woman (Zana Marjanovic) whose lives are shattered by the Bosnian war. Thousands send messages of post-9/11 hope Published: September 9, 2011 6:44 PM By EMILY NGO. Special to Newsday Photo credit: Patrick E. McCarthy Lily Grimstead from , looks to place a ribbon on the "9-11 Ribbons of Hope" interactive art project designed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in Battery Park. (Sept. 9, 2011) The fluttering ribbons came from near and far, their messages and prayers weaving a tapestry of emotions in lower Manhattan. "Never give up hope" . . . "Let us love every neighbor" . . . "I pray we have a true respect for others, regardless of religion." Organizers of "9/11 Ribbons of Hope" in Battery Park said they had collected more than 10,000 messages by Friday evening and are hoping for a total of 50,000 by the time the exhibit closes Monday morning. The ribbons, each bearing a handwritten message, are tied to 12 tall vertical mesh panels. PHOTOS: MORE: The messages were solicited from across the country by a New York City-based coalition of interfaith groups as part of the Prepare New York initiative, which aims to foster community in the aftermath of the controversy generated by a proposal to build a mosque near the site. Some groups mailed in batches of messages while others came in digital form that the coalition transferred on to physical ribbons. Visitors can make and add their own ribbons to the exhibit until Monday. "It's a simple gesture that all kinds of people can make, writing down a thought or prayer," said the Rev. Robert Chase, executive director of Manhattan-based Intersections International. "It's a forward-looking kind of thing instead of a retrospective." The ribbon that caught one visitor's eye read simply, "Forgiveness." "I made a photo of this because I think it's a first step to beginning again," said Lorenzo Della Rocco, 30, of Bologna, Italy. "It's a good project. And it's important because it gives a voice to everyone, from those who say, 'Forgive,' to those who say, 'Fight on.' " A visitor from London, Deborah Blaustein, 21, remembered that Sept. 11, 2001, coincided with her first day of secondary school. "9/11 affected the whole world. It affected us," she said. "It's actually weird coming here to New York, because we're not part of the story, but we are at the same time. We want to contribute to the healing." Dialogue encouraged by interfaith events empowers New Yorkers, said the Rev. Chloe Breyer, executive director of the Interfaith Center of New York. "Let us not be defined as victims," she said. TV on DVD: '24': The Complete Series Originally published: December 17, 2010 1:37 PM Updated: December 19, 2010 9:20 AM By DIANE WERTS Special to Newsday Photo credit: Brian Bowen Smith / FOX/ Kiefer Sutherland is the protagonist Jack Bauer on the hit FOX television show, 24 Jack Bauer. SERIES ON DISC "24" - The Complete Series. LIST PRICES Fox Home Entertainment's DVD box of all 8 seasons carries a list price of $350; expect discounts around $200. (Not available on Blu-ray.) Also new from Fox is the final single set, "24" Season 8, at a list price of $60 DVD/$70 BD. WHAT YOU GET IN THE BOX Eight-plus danger-packed days in the life of one Jack Bauer. Surely you don't have to ask "Who's Jack Bauer?" (as one Season 8 character did, mostly to give us a laugh). 's über-agent/punching bag saves the world from terrorists, nukes, assassins, et al. Eight seasons of 24 real-time episodes are packaged individually in thick, clear cases with plastic flip-pages holding the discs. That uniformity is welcome, compared to the original season sets, which started as really thick fold-outs (Seasons 1-4) before changing to boxed slimcases (Seasons 5-6) and then flip-page clear cases (Seasons 7-8). The double-wide cardboard outer box with matching slipcase is unusually sturdy. But - and it's a big but - that's pretty much it. A cardboard box. No lenticular cover, no informative book, no cool replica props, posters or other collectibles. Nothing even remotely approaching the "24" Season 1 Special Edition tin with its built-in countdown clock. That's disappointing, to say the least, for such a beloved series - especially after the jam-packed goody chest that was August's complete-series pyramid box of "Lost," a show somewhat comparable in its run, ratings and intensity. Add to this the absence of a Blu-ray full-series set, and the cynical fan might expect yet another complete-show release before long, with more goodies possibly and more definition certainly. EXTRAS Besides the nine plastic-case sets in the "24" DVD series box - don't forget "24: Redemption," the placeholding miniseries from the 2007 season's writers strike - there's one little CD-size cardboard sleeve holding new DVD content. This "exclusive bonus disc" boasts a nice half-hour retrospective of "24," ushering us through Jack Bauer's evolution from happy husband to disillusioned rebel to dedicated patriot, while exploring key scenes and antagonists (in clips and interviews). There's another half-hour of 2009's pre- Season 8 Comic-Con panel with cast (including , and ) and crew (led by executive producer Howard Gordon). Also a wrap-party reel, plus a Chloe "bonus scene" (duplicated on Season 8 Blu-ray, but not Season 8 DVD). It adds up to little more than an hour. Existing bonus features are retained from the season sets (Season 1 has the Special Edition extras), and those are often pretty meaty. Which may be why there aren't more new extras on the "bonus" disc. Or not. WHY TO BUY (OR NOT) If you've held out till now on "24" DVDs, or you need a gift for a fan who has, and you're not out to own every last extra/collectible, or you like your season sets to look matched, go for it. High-def viewers lovin' the Blu-ray sharpness of Season 7 (and now Season 8) might want to hold off for a future ultra-resolution box. TV trend: Fashion comes to fall series Originally published: September 22, 2011 5:20 PM Updated: September 25, 2011 2:27 PM By BOOTH MOORE. Los Angeles Times Photo credit: ABC/Nathan Bell features fashion from high-end designers such as Chloe, , and . It's the throwback '60s style as much as the story lines that have made "Mad Men" a success. The AMC series, which enters its fifth season in 2012, ushered in a ladylike trend in fashion that has reverberated all the way to the Paris runways and inspired a collaboration with retail chain Banana Republic. So is it any wonder that the big three networks are looking for their own fashion gold? Many...Uncharted 3: treasure hunter Nathan Drake Originally published: November 4, 2011 1:24 PM Updated: November 7, 2011 10:05 AM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP Photo A gameplay shot "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception." Uncharted 3 finds treasure hunter Nathan Drake, who claims to be a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, on a quest to uncover a mythical city known as the "Atlantis of the Sands" that's apparently buried somewhere in the Middle East. His journey is more personal this time, providing much needed character development for Drake and his cohorts.Nolan North again gives a pitch-perfect performance...Warnings, tweets, Jenga off-camera at debates Published: October 4, 2012 12:51 AM By The Associated Press JULIE PACE (Associated Press), KASIE HUNT (Associated Press) Photo credit: AP protesters rally against the presidential debate, which was being held at the on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Hyoung Chang) MAGS OUT TV OUT ONLINES OUT (AP) -- Most voters watched the debate on the television and didn't get to see what happened before and after President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney took the stage. And even then, some of the nonverbal exchanges were lost in broadcast.Here's what those voters missed:___OUTSIDE THE HALLNot everyone was a fan of what was happening on the University of Denver campus.About...Win Chloe Grace Moretz's celebrity closet Monday September 17, 2012 1:46 PM By Nina Ruggiero Photo credit: Aeropostale ActressChloë Grace Moretz and Aéropostale have teamed up to help one lucky shopper win their dream celebrity closet.Moretz will hand pick the winner, who will receive a $10,000 shopping spree.To enter, upload a picture of your closet at facebook.com/aeropostale or on a mobile device at aerocelebcloset.com and explain why you should be chosen.Vote on who you think should... Winners from the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards Published: June 6, 2011 12:50 AM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winners from the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards: — Best Movie: ": ." — Best Male Performance: , ": ." — Best Female Performance: , "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." — Best Comedic Performance: , "Easy A." — Best Breakout Star: Chloe Grace Moretz, "Kick-Ass." — Biggest Badass Star: Chloe Grace Moretz, "Kick-Ass." — Best Villain: , ": Part 1." — Best Kiss: and , "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." — Best Fight: Robert Pattinson vs. and Xavier Samuel, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." — Best Jaw Dropping Moment: , ": Never Say Never." — Best Line from a Movie: "I want to get chocolate wasted," Alexys Nycole Sanchez, "Grown Ups." — Best Scared-as-S--t Performance: , "." YSL underwhelms, as Chloe and McCartney get fresh Originally published: October 1, 2012 8:22 PM Updated: October 1, 2012 8:22 PM By The Associated Press THOMAS ADAMSON (AP Fashion Writer) Photo credit: AP A model wears a creation by French-born fashion designer Hedi Slimane for St Laurent his ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection presented in Paris, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) PARIS - (AP) -- Everyone loves a high-profile rivalry, but perhaps the fashion world more than most. This might explain why fashion writers have so eagerly pitted the two new influential faces of Paris' ready-to-wear calendar against each other. In the Christian ring, -- the house designer appointed in April whose Friday collection wowed journalists -- and in Yves Saint 's, Hedi , the 44-year-old appointed in March, who himself used to work at Dior menswear. Amid incredible pressure to deliver, Paris-born Slimane unveiled his new vision for the rival house Monday, with YSL themselves adding to the buzz through their strict guestlist and restricted invitations. Meanwhile, the front presence was proof enough of the brand's enduring allure: From French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler, actress and a roll call of his designing peers , and . So who won? YVES SAINT LAURENT When fashion editors put down their pens halfway through a catwalk show, it's always cause for worry. This was the case at 's disappointing debut at Yves Saint Laurent -- a rather confused ode to excess that used fringing, leather, lacing, tassels, feathers, sequins, skinny menswear tailoring, baggy pants, cinching cummerbunds, capes, tribal pendants and almost everything else under the sun. Pierre Berge, Saint Laurent's former partner said: "(Slimane) knows the Saint Laurent DNA, the spirit." There was definitely a nod to that. For example, black silk neckbows, a house signature that was used as a leitmotif. But the collection lacked the empowering sex appeal that made Saint Laurent one of the most famous names in fashion. The bows, rather symbolically, instead of unifying the collection, fought with other busy materials for attention. Unflattering floppy Stetson hats capped it off. Slimane took a gamble on the no-holds-barred approach to impress, but somehow fell short of the mark in his basic silhouette. Many individual garments -- like one sumptuous look with side a spread of black feathers -- were highly creative. But here the plumes' dynamic horizontal energy was drowned out by the bow. Slimane pulled it off well when he wasn't trying too hard: A classy skinny menswear pant looked great with a sharp shouldered tuxedo -- and a spot on merging of YSL and Slimane's own personal style. Had he kept it cleaner, Slimane might not have given the upper hand so easily to his Dior rival. CHLOE The Chloe fashion house is celebrating its 60th birthday during but its spring-summer 2013 show proved it's still as fresh as a daisy. Designer Clare Waight 's collection takes its cue from founder Gaby Aghion's mantra: "I lived the life I wanted." Chloe, founded in 1952, practically invented ready-to-wear in the first place and has always confidently led the way. That rebelliousness came out Monday in the clothes -- strongly feminine and diaphanous but also structured with laser-cut edges in many large frills and ripples. "I wanted a feminine spirit, but sharp...like a knife," Waight Keller said after the show. This contrasted with the collection's soft side. Transparent organza silks played on volume, giving a layered three-dimensionality to soft, oversized T-shirts and knee-length skirts. The light touches came from hibiscus flower appliques on sheer white tops, or in one instance, in green down a singular pant leg. Features like this can look overly busy if handled poorly. But here the looks were paired with a clean-cut minimalist vest, jacket or to tasteful effect. STELLA MCCARTNEY "Palatable, everyday." That's how Stella McCartney, backstage, describes her fresh, optimistic and relaxed spring-summer outing. If she hoped the collection to be everyday, the show itself -- in the gilded foyer of the Paris Opera Garnier with ornate, swinging double chandeliers in gold , not to mention the famous faces like , Salma Hayek and McCartney's former Beatle father Paul -- was not. It's hard to be casual when you were born with one of the most famous dads on the planet -- but she got full marks for trying. Silhouettes ignored the waist, with a cool, low-slung belted vibe, and the big curves of last season were gone. Thinking outside the box, McCartney created some fantastic elliptical curves in vibrant saffron yellow and forest green, sculpting a feminine shape like a geometric hourglass. Black and white camouflage print looked fantastic on a silky jumpsuit, worn by sassy model of the moment Karlie Kloss. This look wasn't exactly everyday, but it's sure going to sell. HAKAAN There's going to be a one-hour hole in the normally tight Paris Fashion Week calendar, after representatives of label said its entire collection had been lost. Turkish designer Hakaan Yildirim was set to present his spring-summer 2013 to the media on Tuesday afternoon. But PR company Karlaotto sent out emails Monday to all those with invitations saying the preview was canceled -- after all the clothes had mysteriously disappeared. "The whole collection is lost," said Karen Nitsche of Karlaotto. "It was when they were being transported. We don't know how." Last November, Marc Jacobs canceled a London press preview after his collection was stolen during its transfer from Paris. ____ Thomas Adamson can be followed at http:/ /Twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Zac Posen dresses for less than $200 Thursday April 19, 2012 2:34 PM By Nina Ruggiero Photo credit: Handout From Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore to Rihanna and Katy Perry, A-list stars love Zac Posen.Now the designer, whose glam gowns are known for their powerful, sexy sillhouettes, has a new collection geared towards the fashionable everyday woman.The collection consists of 12 new dresses that Posen calls "clean, simple, flirty, sophisticated and accessible." Sold exclusively... '3 NEEDLES' A trio of cautionary tales about the spread of AIDS. With Lucy Liu, Stockard Channing, Chloe Sevigny. Directed by Thom Fitzgerald. (2:03) At Village East. Unrated: Language, sexuality/nudity. In multiple languages with subtitles. 2 stars If it weren't for the pamphlet-style narration read by Olympia Dukakis, you might think the disease linking the three stories in writer-director Thom Fitzgerald's "3 Needles" was cynicism rather than AIDS. Neither AIDS nor HIV is mentioned in the movie; the invisible enemy destroying people in its African, Chinese and Canadian settings is simply referred to as "the virus." But cynicism is visible everywhere. In the first story, Lucy Liu is a black-market blood dealer who travels the rural back roads of China collecting blood from poor farmers and spreading the virus through dirty equipment as she goes. The second story introduces us to an HIV-positive Montreal porn star (Shawn Ashmore), who substitutes his father's blood for his own to pass his weekly tests and keep working. The story takes a pornographic twist of its own when his mother (Stockard Channing) substitutes his blood for hers to defraud a company buying her life-insurance policy. We end up on an AIDS-decimated plantation in coastal Africa, where three newly arrived nuns (Dukakis, Chloe Sevigny and Sandra Oh) find themselves at odds over whether their mission should be saving souls or saving lives. To Clara (Sevigny), the choice is clear, but to get the money and supplies she needs to help the workers, she has to sleep with the plantation's corporate owner (Ian Roberts). When "3 Needles" premiered at Toronto last year, the stories were overlapping, in the style of "Babel" but without a unifying theme. It's less cumbersome as three separate stories, but they do not add up to much. Only the African story feels complete, while the Chinese story is gloomily hopeless and the Montreal story is just a bad idea. "3 Needles" is not about AIDS; it's about the exploitation of it.WHAT THE BUTLER SAW. By Joe Orton. With Chloe Sevigny, Dylan Baker, Peter Frechette, Lisa Emery, Karl Geary, Max Baker. Directed by Scott Elliot. Set design by Derek McLane. Costumes by Mattie Ullrich. Lights by James Vermeulen. Sound by Ken Travis. Presented by The New Group at St. Clement's, 423 W. 46th St. Tickets, $25-$35. (212) 279-4200. Mining laughs from subjects like rape, incest, nymphomania and drug abuse may have seemed kinda groovy - and not a little shocking - back in the late '60s, when British playwright Joe Orton wrote "What the Butler Saw." These days, though, the sexual depravity at the heart of Orton's famed farce is not so much shocking as it is unsettling. Revived by The New Group company, "What the Butler Saw" is still raucously funny at times, especially in the first act. But the laughs come uneasily after a while, with the zany antics of characters caught up in all the traditional elements of bawdy farce - door-slamming exits, mistaken identity, loads of undressing and cross-dressing - soon giving way to vulgar situations. Chloe Sevigny ("Boys Don't Cry") and Dylan Baker ("Happiness") star in this tale of a forced seduction that degenerates into a chaotic, madcap mess set in a psychiatrist's office. Innocent dimbulb Geraldine Barclay (Sevigny) is interviewing for a secretarial position with Dr. Prentice (Baker), the respected head of a London mental institution. The good doctor has bad intentions, however. He tricks the comely young Geraldine into disrobing for a medical exam, only to be interrupted by his wife (Lisa Emery), a gin-swilling sex maniac who's being blackmailed after willingly giving in to a hotel bellhop who tried to rape her. While Prentice tries to hide a naked Geraldine from his wife, a government auditor (Peter Frechette) arrives to investigate the clinic. What follows is a series of slapstick scenes that has most of the cast - including a London bobby looking for the missing private parts of a statue of Winston Churchill - running in and out of the office in various stages of undress. As the unfortunate victim of circumstance, Sevigny doesn't have much to do - except get shaved, straitjacketed and humiliated. Baker, who played a similarly likable lecher as the sympathetic pedophile in "Happiness," fares better as the deadpan doctor trying vainly to save his career. The second act is basically an extended rehash of the first, except bullets fly, blood is shed and one character engages in a drug-fueled act of masturbation. Only an absurdly happy ending - where incest is played for broad laughs - somehow saves this from being totally ugly.The ribbons on the harbor with the on the horizon are light enough to flutter in the breeze, but the messages written on them are not."Never forget.""Let us be a nation of First Responders for all." " has persevered.""Love is always greater than hatred.""Lord, cast your angels of protection around .""Dare we love one another? All others?""Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.""Our hope is that the tragedy of 9/11 that drew us together will continue to remind us that we are all in this together."The ribbons, in until tomorrow, are multi-colored, like New York. That's just how New York's religious leaders, including some of the 900 chaplains who served 24/7 at St. Paul's Church during the 9/11 recovery process, planned it.They counseled parents who tried to get into to dig for their children with their bare hands. They led prayers in The Pit with recovery workers every time even a small bone fragment was found, and then gave them solace."People wondered, 'How could this happen?' " recalled EMT and Unitarian minister , of Disaster Chaplaincy Services. "Why would anyone do this?"They remember it as a time of unity, as the of the recalls: "One day, a semi-truck pulled up to the site, and inside were people who'd driven all the way from the South. They said, 'God told us to deliver barbecue.' "In the past 10 years, these ministers, priests, rabbis, imams and Buddhist monks have grown worried as that unity deteriorated into anti-Muslim sentiment and violence.They formed PrepareNY, and posted the video "We the People" on their site to show how Quakers, Jews, Catholics and others were oppressed for their beliefs, then accepted."Our strength in this country, and especially in , lies in our diversity," says the of ."We enrich our own lives when we experience people who are different from us. We overcame religious intolerance in the past, and we can do it again."jmolloy@nydailynews.comPolice in central Indiana have released a chilling 911 call in the case of a 4-month old baby who died Saturday after her father left her roasting in his car during a record-setting heatwave.Screams of anguish can be heard in the background as Joshua Stryzinski's brother urges a police dispatcher to send paramedics to their parents' Greenfield home."My brother's baby is not breathing and we need paramedics here right now!" says the brother, who was not identified.The little girl, Chloe, was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.Stryzinski, 18, was charged with neglect of a dependent leading to death.He pleaded not guilty on Monday, and was released from Hancock County Jail on $50,000 bail., Stryzinski dropped Chloe's 17-year-old mother at an Arby's restaurant for work on Saturday morning and then brought the tot by a friend's house on the way to see his parents.He and the friend changed Chloe into a short-sleeve onesie to keep her cool, police said.Temperatures in Indianapolis hit 104 degrees on Saturday, breaking a 76-year-old record for July 7.Stryzinski told investigators his friend strapped the tot into her car seat before he and the baby drove away, the Star reported.But when he got to his parents’ home, the young dad forgot Chloe was in the back seat, he told investigators.Stryzinski said he got mixed up and thought he had left the girl with his friend."The normal routine is that someone is always watching my kid," he told police, according to the Star.Investigators said Stryzinski was at the house for a few hours, chatting with his brother and parents, who were getting ready for vacation, before he got back in his Saturn to pick up Chloe's mother from work.He screamed when he realized his little girl was locked inside, and ran back to the house holding her in her car seat, according to the affidavit.An autopsy showed Chloe suffered third degree burns -- presumably scorched by the surface of the car seat, which cops said reached 119 degrees.Local police said it was one of the worst cases they've ever seen.“I've been in law enforcement for 20-plus years, and I can't wrap my head around this one," . "I'm a parent, and like many other parents, I'm wondering, ‘How do you leave your child in the car?’"A friend of Stryzinski's defended him as a responsible father who made a terrible mistake."Anyone that knows Josh would say that he's a wonderful person. Great guy, great friend," Sean Allee, 17, told WISH-TV."I just tell them I'm not defending what he did. I'm defending him in the matter of, I know who he is," Allee added. With News Wire ServicesA Child's True Book of Crime By Chloe Hooper Scribner, $24 Kate Byrne is a 22-year-old schoolteacher who is more precocious child than young adult. Fittingly, she plays the role of a naughty girl to arouse her married lover, who's the father of one of her students. There will be consequences. Set in her native Tasmania, Chloe Hooper's debut novel is tasty literary suspense, luring the reader through stages of intelligent, woven menace that forces Kate, at long last, to join the grownups. It takes the threat of violent death to get her there, though. Byrne's lover is Thomas Marne, a lawyer who moved to the seaside town of Endport to accommodate his wife, Veronica, a true-crime writer. Her book, "Murder at Black Swan Point," details the slaughter of a young townswoman by her lover's wife 12 years before. The story resonates with Kate, as it must. In fact, she imaginatively reconceives it as a children's tale, one in which bush animals with playful names like Terence Tiger and Kitty Koala investigate the murder. That her detectives are all members of endangered species adds a certain piquancy. In her adult guise, Kate puzzles the crime further, deconstructing Veronica's book and developing a theory that involves an alternate killer. Another outcome would go a long way toward reassuring her. Kate is convinced, of course, that languid, lovely Veronica is trying to kill her. Her fear escalates into paranoia the day the brakes on her car are cut. In the classroom, Kate always made a point of protecting Marne's 9-year-old son, Lucien, a "short adult" who antagonizes his classmates with his knowingness and who draws pictures cluttered with body parts. As she begins to suspect that she herself is caught in a collusion between Thomas and Veronica, her concern for Lucien reaches a crescendo. Yet, Kate, by having it off with Lucien's father, has done as much to disturb the boy's world as anyone. "Wouldn't it be lovely if there were some recipe to avoid becoming an adult," whispers Kitty Koala at one point. Childhood is torn away and innocence feverishly clung to in this eerie, gripping novel in which no one is truly innocent.THE QUIET ROOM. Chloe Ferguson, Celine O'Leary. Directed by Rolf De Heer. At the 68th St. Playhouse. Running time: 91 mins. Rated PG. 3 1/2 STARS A 7-YEAR-OLD CHILD WATCHES, IN silence, as her parents' marriage dissolves. Her wordlessness may be a way of compelling attention from her battling parents, or it may be a more profound disorder possibly autism. In "The Quiet Room," Australian director Rolf De Heer limits himself entirely to the girl's point of view, restricting the action to the bedroom she never leaves (with occasional flashbacks to her early childhood) and reproducing her unhappy and confused interior monologue on the soundtrack. When she thinks back to happier days, her 3-year-old self materializes "Me, when I was then," she says. In De Heer's original and unsentimental vision, childhood looks a lot like a theatrical performance, taking place on a brightly colored, three-sided set that has the jarring vividness of first experience. The children, played by sisters Chloe and Phoebe Ferguson, are refreshingly uncute, and De Heer directs them with unusual patience and respect, never forcing them into obvious effects. A fascinating attempt to re-experience childhood from the inside out, this unique film is concentrated and solemn rather than conventionally beguiling. (PG: May be upsetting to younger children.)Even likes cougars … on screen at least. A French-subtitled trailer of the actress' new film, "Chloe," has leaked online and reveals Seyfried, 24, in a steamy kiss with , 49. One of the shots also shows Seyfried in the buff seductively posing in front of a mirror. In the film, Moore's character, Catherine, hires a female escort (played by Seyfried) to spy on Catherine's husband (played by ) and seduce him. It's a remake of 2003's French thriller "Nathalie." The role is a new turn for the actress, best known as the dumb blond from "Mean Girls," the crooning daughter in "Mamma Mia!" and the high school nerd who locked lips with in "Jennifer's Body." "Chloe" opens in theaters March 26. and got close (to say the least) on the set of their upcoming thriller, "Chloe" — in which they have an incredibly steamy sex scene.Seyfried says that while getting down with the very famous on camera wasn't necessarily an easy task, Julianne made it doable because she's such a pro."Shooting an intimacy scene is awkward no matter what, so it was definitely tough," the 23-year-old admitted at the movie's premiere at the Thompson LES on Monday night."But Julianne just walked in and was so professional about it — I didn't have a choice but to just, well, get into it!"TIGER PAL TAKES HER SHOT may be returning to the links, but a tell-all book that's on the way from one of his girls, Ferriolo, could leave him in the rough.Her lawyer, , told News reporter that Ferriolo's book recounts "many of her encounters with Tiger, including details never released to the public regarding his sexuality."SEEN & HEARD and chatting at a table for two at on Thursday night ... having dinner with his wife, Naomi, at on South on Monday night ... getting bombarded by fans at JFK Tuesday morning ... and Bill ­Murray lunching separately at Pulino's Tuesday.Thriller about a call girl obsessed with a female client. With , , . Director: (1:36). R: Sexuality, nudity, language. At area theaters.At the recent premiere of "," director Atom Egoyan described his latest film this way: "It's complex. It's edgy. It takes risks."Um, okay. Everyone has a right to their opinion, after all. Mine, though, would go more like this: "It's tacky. It's predictable. And it's laughably self-indulgent." Still, if you've been waiting desperately for a lesbian "Fatal Attraction" that manages to be simultaneously slick and tawdry, your wish has finally been granted.For reasons that remain a mystery, Julianne Moore stars as , a wealthy, gynecologist who suspects her husband (Liam Neeson) is unfaithful.Naturally, she takes the most reasonable approach to this dilemma: She hires a beautiful call girl named Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) to seduce him.When Chloe reports back on their affair, Catherine is devastated, and has her own, passionate evening with the escort. The next day she's shocked by her impulsiveness, and hopes to return to life as usual. Unfortunately, an obsessive Chloe immediately starts infiltrating Catherine's family, pulling out every psychotic trick short of boiling bunnies.We might have had fun with so much campy excess, but everyone onscreen takes these proceedings completely seriously. Having adapted a film – via Wilson’s screenplay -- from an erotic French drama called "Nathalie," Egoyan appears convinced that he's creating a suspenseful work of art, rather than a mildly kinky bit of arthouse exploitation.As a result, Moore genuinely seems to believe she's taking risks simply by dropping her top, while poor Seyfried looks lost every time she's directed to behave like a lunatic.Egoyan could have found something interesting to say about high-priced escorts and the complex relationship they share with their clients. Instead, he's more interested in fetishizing the (barely-there) sexual tension between his gorgeous, oft-naked actresses. So in the end, all "Chloe" really feels like is the whim of a man who was able to order up his wildest fantasy, and charge it straight to his expense account.eweitzman@nydailynews.comEven luxury retailer wants to make sure the bedbugs don't bite.The Fifth Ave. shopping mecca is the first high-end retailer to acknowledge it's worried about the city's bedbug infestation - and has even hired an insect-sniffing beagle to root any out.Ever since , Abercrombie & Fitch and stores in the city announced cases of the creepy crawlies, shops around the city have been on high-alert - but keeping mum.Swanky Bergdorf Goodman staffers, though, openly say they hope to catch the critters before an outbreak ever occurs."We haven't had any reported cases of bedbugs, but it seems to be something everybody is concerned about," said , vice president of corporate communications for Bergdorf Goodman. "The anxiety level is clearly high in . It seemed important to go the extra mile."The pooch has been on regular patrols around the men's and women's departments for several weeks.He only goes on the prowl once customers go home for the evening, and so far no bedbugs have been found, officials said. But the pooch will remain on patrol until the infestation subsides.Customers browsing the aisles yesterday said they were surprised that a classy store would have to deal with such a low-end problem, but they were relieved the company is trying to take a bite out of the problem."It is not the first thing that you would think, that Bergdorf would have a bedbug problem," said , 51, from "I'm surprised to hear about that. But if you've got an issue and you have a way to address it, then address it."Another shopper wholeheartedly embraced the beagle news."It's an attraction for me," said , 25, a nanny from , . "I like dogs and I don't care for bedbugs."Ivers added, "I'm surprised that any store has the problem. I thought bedbugs were just in bed."The good news is that Billy asks the mother of his new baby to marry him Friday on "The Young and the Restless."The bad news is that she is still married to his brother."Billy wants to man up," says Billy Miller, who plays the part. "He found a conscience somewhere between whoring and drinking. He wants his kid."Even if he is not in love with her mother."What's love?" says the actor. "Billy loves a lot of people. Right now, he is in love with his daughter."And he just had sex with his brother Jack's wife, Sharon."Yeah, he may have a couple of broken noses coming to him," says Miller.Chloe accepts Billy's proposal on Monday, even though he tells her it won't be a real marriage - she'll be living in the Abbott pool house."That's Jack's idea," says Miller. "For better or worse, Billy always follows Jack's advice - which may land him in the poky very soon."Because Chloe is still married to Cane?"They kind of gloss over that and talk about her getting an annulment," says Miller. "Billy stays out of those affairs. He says, 'It's not my business. You guys figure it out. I'm going to be over here whoring around.'"Not exactly husband material."I don't think he's making Chloe do anything she doesn't want to do," reasons Miller.As for Billy's other brother, "Cane was duped for nine months into thinking he was having a kid, so he has a right to be miffed. But legally he does not have a leg to stand on."So Billy will soon be engaged to a woman he doesn't love, to get custody of a baby he previously refused to claim."I know," says Miller with a laugh. "How can it possibly work? Billy is a selfish schtupper, and Chloe is a selfish psycho. But selfish people make for good drama."Throw his much-divorced brother Jack in the mix giving Billy and Chloe advice, and there's little chance they'll even make it to the "I do's.""I imagine they do get married and hilarity will ensue," says Miller. "Watching Jack play the moral compass is pretty funny. Having Jack look over your moral family-hood is kind of like having a drunk architect build your house."Comings and goings: Tuc Watkins exits "One Life to Live" next week as David Vickers, er, Buchanan. would be a welcome addition to her community board - but she'd have to apply like everyone else."We have a merit-based process," says Borough President . "There's no special treatment here."The "Big Love" star expressed interest in the gig in an online video interview with Bust mag, in which she gave cameras a tour of her E. 10th St. digs."I was actually thinking about joining a community board to help preserve some of the older buildings, try and save as many as possible and try to stop them from building as high," Sevigny said.But whispers among downtown nightcrawlers are that Chloe could be campaigning for the job for another reason: Her brother is nightlife impresario ."Community boards have huge control over the nightlife scene," says one in-the-know source. "Chloe has been openly invested in keeping the city's after-hours scene alive, ever since her brother Paul's infamous Beatrice Inn got shut down in 2009."But don't strap on those dancing shoes just yet, party people - despite all the hype, Sevigny still hasn't officially applied for the job. And if she does, the actress would have fill out an application, go before an independent screening panel and sit down for an interview with Stringer's staff.She won't be alone: The borough prez adds that he gets hundreds of applications every year for community boards, and he would then make a decision based on things like Sevigny's previous involvement in community issues.Stringer couldn't help but add that he would be in favor of her applying."It actually is exciting that someone of her stature and notoriety would even consider serving her community as a board member," he said., who chairs Manhattan's Community Board 3 - of which Sevigny could be a part, agreed.Says Pisciotta: "It's great to have anyone that would want to dedicate their time to bettering the community."Would a wear leather underwear? and may play sexually conflicted sister-wives on the drama "," but in real life they share a love of spicy unmentionables., 31, told that gave her a gift of "pretty, sexy, black leather lingerie.""I trust anything she says, especially when it comes to fashion," said.  "Girls know how to make their girlfriends feel sexy."Sounds like good news for , actor , if he's into leather.  The two late last year. Sevigny, 35, has been making fashion statements for years, ever since she was discovered by in 1993.  She recently designed a collection for the chic boutique Opening Ceremony.An alleged sighting of exes and last weekend has sparked speculation that the former couple may be back together. reported that the "" stars were seen holding hands in the VIP Rose Garden on Saturday, but a rep for the actors, who share the same publicist, has called the report "wrong.""She is shooting a film on the East Coast," the rep told the Daily News, adding that Badgley was at the music festival with "friends."Lively, 23, has been working on the movie "Hick," also starring and , in , The actress and Badgley, 24, called it quits last fall after three years together.But the stars, who first met several years before they started acting together on "Gossip Girl" in 2007, have remained close.They finished filming the show's fourth season together last month, and Lively surprised Badgley with a birthday cake on set last November, shortly after their split."Penn was so surprised by her nice gesture," a source told The News at the time. "They seem to really be making their friendship work."We won't see any plus size models flaunting their curves during next week's Miss USA pageant (a rep has confirmed) but will be the first size 14 contestant to strut her stuff at the finals of the Miss England pageant. Hopefully it's a trend we'll pick up on stateside.Marshall, a 17-year-old beauty school student, is 5'10" and weighs 176 pounds. While Marshall clearly stands out amongst the average pin-thin pageant girls and models, she's proud of her curves."I love my body. People seem desperate to get me to say that I don't, that deep down I'm not happy and would rather be thin, but the fact is I wouldn't change myself at all," Marshall told the Daily Mail as she posed in the skimpy white official Miss England bikini for a photoshoot.Credit is due to Dove for their global Campaign For Real Beauty which, according to their site, "aims to change the status quo and offer in its place a broader, healthier, more democratic view of beauty." To that end, Dove has taken up several initiatives including a massive ad campaign featuring real women with real curves, and a "Girls Only Interactive Self-Esteem Zone," which teaches girls about image manipulation in the media.In the , the has put out a plea to the fashion industry and invited top editors from mags like Vogue, Elle and Hello! to discuss restricting the use of "photoshopped," or digitally-enhanced photos. Hope we follow suit!The National Health Service in is under fire after a report indicating that care of a 5-year-old girl stabbed 52 times to death by her mother in 2003 was "sadly lacking," the reported today.Just as the here in the city has taken flack after the deaths of kids like at the hands of their parents and caretakers, the NHS-commissioned report found that  's social workers' assessment of mom the day before the ritualistic killing was "seriously flawed."The report indicated that while offered his "sincerest apologies to the family," it also said that little 's death could not have been prevented, according to the BBC.Murray, a paranoid schizophrenic, killed Chloe at home in Stretford in June 2003 one day before she had to be physically separated from her child when dropping her off at school, the BBC reported. Details of the incident were not available. Chloe's dad, , who acted as a carer for Murray, was not consulted, according to the news outlet. The report said that rather than listen to the "intuition" of family, despite the fact that "they knew Ms. B (Murray) the best. As a result they [the family] are bound to feel let down by a system that failed to act in relation to a situation that they rightly thought was bound to end in danger to Child A [Chloe]."In shades of many ACS cases here, the social worker in charge of the Fahey case had the "best of intentions" but her case load was too heavy, the BBC reported. Murray pleaded guilty to murder in 2004, but her conviction was overturned in 2008 and she was instead found guilty of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.Sissy Spacek, Chloe Moretz as Carrie White The world learned early on not to push Sissy Spacek's buttons. The geek-turned-psychotic-killer headlined 'Carrie' in 1976. Now, Chloe Grace Moretz has been cast as the teen turned telekinetic killer in a remake of the modern horror classic. Moretz, who appears alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows," is a veteran to the horror screen. She starred in 2005's remake of "The Amityville Horror" and was a bloodthirsty mini-vampire in 2010's "Let Me In."The celeb: Spotted: 60th Primetime Creative Arts The trend: DrapingThe Style Guru: Hope Greenberg, Lucky's fashion directorThe Verdict: Chloe almost always wears something that's surprising and edgy and this dress is no exception. I love the hair, makeup and accessories she chose to work with a dress that has such strong details. The gold jewelry is cool and punky and perfect with the shine of the dress. Diamonds or sparkly jewelry would have been too much. The shoes are great, too, with a slightly tough edge, and the hair and makeup complement the the drape and length of  of the dress. The jagged, asymmetrical hemline top is is definitely interesting, but but maybe a bit too extreme. I think a less pointy bodice would have been more flattering but, really, Chloe could rock a burlap sack!Who's who? A. Caryn Johnson B. Yvette Stevens C. Phoebe Moses D. Chloe Wofford E. Joyce Frankenberg F. Tula Finklea G. Edna Gillooly H. Brenda Webb I. Mary Collins J. Patsy Ann McClenny 1. Cyd Charisse 2. Bo Derek 3. Morgan Fairchild 4. Crystal Gayle 5. Whoopi Goldberg 6. Chaka Kahn 7. Annie Oakley 8. Toni Morrison 9. Ellen Burstyn 10. Jane Seymour Answers:A-5, B-6, C-7, D-8, E-10, F-1, G-9, H-4, I-2, J-3 1-F,4-I,5-L,6-H,7-A,8-B,10-C,11-D,12-G,13-E Bonus: How did actor Martin Landau get his start? Answer: As an artist at the Daily News.At age 15, actress is already an ambassador.It's for Aeropostale, the youthful fashion brand, and it's a job that's likely to come with some clout and influence — especially with teenage shoppers.Moretz's new gig was to be announced later Monday. She will be featured in advertisements through next spring, largely wearing clothing she's selected and styled herself. She will also curate collections in-store and online."I get my own section, I got to pull my own clothes. Girls can go and see what I love and what I wear in the shoots. It's a way for me to be in touch with girls," Moretz said in a recent phone interview.Moretz starred in "Hugo" and "The Amityville Horror" and has the title role in the upcoming remake of the horror classic "Carrie."The young actress said she sees a shift in her fan base since her Aeropostale ad campaign began appearing in magazines a few weeks ago. She noted her screen roles until now have been in films that typically attract adults. "I was in the airport a few days ago and these girls were reading their Teen Vogues, and then the girls came up to me!"She describes her own style as fun, flirty and colorful, and she lives in skinny jeans cuffed at the ankle when she's not working. Most of her style cues come from her mother, but she greatly admires the look cultivated by Michelle Pfeiffer, her co-star in "Dark Shadows.""She has the coolest clothes," Moretz gushed.Moretz says she hasn't regretted one fashion choice she's made yet, whether it's for the first day of school or a celebrity-filled red carpet. "Fashion is another way to hone your artistic ability and to express your personality."(Her favorite back-to-school outfit was in early grade school, she recalls, when she wore a blue dress covered with yellow elephants.)Choosing Moretz for the brand was ultimately an easy decision, but not one that company officials took lightly, said Scott Birnbaum, senior vice president of Aeropostale marketing and e-commerce. The brand did its homework, seeking input from magazine editors, photographers and other industry insiders."When we met Chloe, it was really an instant love affair," he said. "She has such great style, she can mix it up. She wears great high-end designers and everyday stuff.""We think she's a role model," he adds. "She's quirky and actually really funny, and those are things our brand stands for."She's no longer hopelessly devoted to him., 25, the daughter of "" star , has canceled her wedding to fiancé , a martial arts instructor.It's a shame, especially considering how much Driskill seems to like getting married. According to , Lattanzi broke off the engagement after learning that her beau was still married to the woman she believed to be his ex-wife."Chloe is devastated and so is her mum," a friend of the family told New Idea.Indeed, reports Driskill is still married to his wife, . Though he filed for divorce in July and the couple has been split up for over two years, they're still legally wed.Just weeks ago, Lattanzi's father, actor , told the same magazine that her relationship seemed to be very strong.Despite his daughter's struggles with eating disorders, Matt said, "Right now she is not in that place -- especially because of this very balanced relationship she's in.”At the time, Chloe had released the video for her song "," which featured graphic images of drug use and suicide attempts. Still, her father thought that her relationship was strong enough that what the video portrayed was fantasy and nothing more.Now that his daughter's beau has been revealed to be so dishonest, perhaps the video is a bit more difficult to ignore. does not have big love for her show this year.In an interview with , the actress denigrated the fourth season of "Big Love," in which she plays one of three wives to a polygamist."It was awful this season, as far as I’m concerned," the former indie film queen told the Web site. "I’m not allowed to say that!"On the show, Sevigny plays , the second wife to (), a polygamist and Republican state senator in . According to the actress, Bill’s campaign for public office this season coupled with a sub-plot about a eugenics program are "very telenovela."The actress claimed to be speaking for her co-stars (Bill's remaining wives) when she voiced her disapproval."Me and the girls [ and ] definitely were not very happy with where it was going," she told the A.V. Club. "It seems like they’re really pushing it.”Sevigny explained that HBO stiffed "Big Love" on air dates because of all their original programming, particularly “.”"I think that they had more story than episodes," she told the site. "I think that’s what happened."Chloë Sevigny and Pauly D a couple? Fughetaboutit!The and Golden-Globe winning actress shot down rumors that she’s dating the cast member when asked the “Big Love” star if she and DelVecchio were an item."No, but I wish, because that would be hilarious," said. "That would be the weirdest couple in the world. It would be like the apocalypse."Rumors started to swirl that the two were more than just acquaintances when they were seen sitting courtside at the -Spurs game Jan. 4 at .When pressed why the mythical couple would open so many eyes, Sevigny cited their different professional lives as a potential deal breaker.  "I think it's because we're both kind of extreme. We represent extremes, in opposite directions. So for us two to come together, it would be a very strange meeting of the minds or colliding of two worlds," Sevigny said. But that doesn’t mean Sevigny hasn’t checked out DelVecchio’s antics on the widely popular show."I haven't watched that many episodes, but of the ones I have... if I were to pick one of the dudes on the show, I'd definitely pick him," Sevigny said.  "He seems more affable and kind of funny and easygoing."Actress Chloe Sevigny has yet to star in a production of "Of Mice and Men," but she's living in a real-life version at her luxury Union Square co-op. Sevigny, who sublets a 20th-floor studio apartment from fellow actress Natasha Lyonne, is among the residents who've been coping with an invasion of the rodents in recent weeks - apparently sparked by a construction project in the neighborhood. "Chloe caught two mice in special traps that don't kill," her publicist told me yesterday. "She took them outside on the sidewalk and set them free. She likes animals. Tell that to PETA!" The 29-year-old indie-movie siren, whose recent films include the critically admired "Shattered Glass," is lucky compared with Erika Wadler, another renter in the prewar 200-plus-unit building. And more forgiving. The 27-year-old advertising exec for the lad mag Stuff told Lowdown that she has caught and killed 24 mice that wreaked havoc in her 15th-floor, one-bedroom apartment. When Wadler returned from a 10-day vacation in Costa Rica Jan. 1, she found her home overrun. "They ate and nested in the couch," she said yesterday. "They had babies in the couch. There was mouse poop all over the dishes, my pots, my pans. They went everywhere - they even ate my houseplant." Wadler continued: "They ate my Ethan Allen armoire. I made all my pillows and my throws - and everything I had sewed was ruined. I have these really expensive Aubusson rugs, and they were ruined. There was mouse pee on them. Everything smelled. ... I ended up throwing away close to $20,000 worth of stuff." Wadler lodged a formal complaint with building management and was supplied with glue traps by her doorman - with horrific results. "The mice die a slow and painful death and they squeak the whole time," Wadler said. "You can hear them squeaking, and it takes about eight to nine hours for them to die. It's awful." Wadler claims that the building management company, Mark Greenberg Real Estate, has repeatedly ignored her urgent requests for an exterminator. Two weeks ago, she moved to temporary quarters, where she sleeps on a mattress on the floor. "I have spent $27,000 net this year to live in this building," Walder wrote to the management. "This building is considered a luxury building. Am I missing something?" Jim Goldstick, vice president of Greenberg, told Lowdown that an exterminator did show up "and successfully treated the infected apartment. It is the opinion of the exterminator that the building was not and is not infested.THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO. Chloe Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale. Directed by Whit Stillman. At the Lincoln Plaza, Coronet, 19th St. East. Running time: 111 mins. Rated R: Strong language, adult situations, brief nudity. 3 1/2 Stars SET IN 'THE VERY EARLY 1980S' IN AND around an ultra-chic Manhattan disco that could be Studio 54 (but which, probably for legal reasons, is not) and centered around a group of recent college graduates who are no strangers to the upper East Side world of money and privilege, "The Last Days of Disco" sounds like an easy swipe at times and people safely past. But it is the particular gift of writer-director Whit Stillman ("Metropolitan," "Barcelona") to be able to take the well-to-do with a certain degree of seriousness and sympathy, without losing sight of their limitations. In his hands, "The Last Days of Disco" becomes a small miracle of comic social portraiture, a sometimes affectionate, sometimes ironic study of a specific group at a specific moment. His work is deeply evocative and enjoyable. Alice (Chloe Sevigny, the sweet, gawky Jenny of "Kids") and Charlotte (pert English actress Kate Beckinsale of "Cold Comfort Farm") didn't like each other in college; now, they're working at the same entry-level jobs at the same midtown publishing house and frequenting the same downtown disco where their old friend Des (Stillman regular Chris Eigeman) is the womanizing assistant manager. Inevitably, they become roommates, if not quite deeply and permanently friends. At the club, Stillman assembles a group of suitors around them, drawn by their very different qualities Alice's innocence and moral commitment, Charlotte's sophistication and happy hedonism. Mackenzie Astin is Jimmy, a junior ad executive with a backbone problem; Robert Sean Leonard is a reserved upperclassman who impulsively seduces Alice; Matthew Keeslar is an idealistic prosecutor with a breakdown in his past. The club actually constructed in a disused movie palace in Jersey City is portrayed as a sort of Shakespearean enchanted forest, a magical place where (once the formidable barrier of getting past the doorman has been crossed), all erotic possibilities seem to flower, and any and every alliance is possible. Stillman creates characters who are bright, articulate and self-aware, but without the experience they need to make sense of their lives. The events of "Last Days," which include a number of pairings and repairings, professional upheaval and a brush with the law, lead some of the characters to a new sense of maturity, and leave others in a state of blissful self-involvement yet Stillman doesn't judge them. The days of disco end in a riot of record burning that Stillman makes look like the French Revolution just as the idyll of young adulthood must eventually end, as well. Stillman's film looks back on both periods with affection and amusement it makes you glad to have been there, and glad that it's over.A pregnant woman was fatally stabbed in her apartment Friday - and the boyfriend who said he found her was being questioned by cops, police said.The killer repeatedly plunged a knife into ' chest sometime before 4a.m., when her beau called 911, cops said. Flores, 26, died 20 minutes after paramedics arrived at the 58th St. apartment in . "She was a kind person," said , 36, who shared an apartment with Flores for two years. "It's very sad." Flores - who moved to Brooklyn from , , six years ago - had two young boys and was several months pregnant, friends and neighbors told police. She had an order of protection out against her kids' father, but he has since been deported, friends said. Her current boyfriend was at the 66th Precinct stationhouse for hours Friday, but no arrests have been made. Cops recovered a knife from the murder scene. The stabbing left residents feeling nervous. "I could walk here at 3 in the morning and feel safe," said , 58, a retired teacher who lives nearby. "It's scary." A 3-year-old girl who accidentally drowned in a backyard swimming pool at her Hewlett home was identified by Nassau County police yesterday as Chloe Pastillo-Marcinanis.The tot was found Sunday night floating in the pool by her 11-year-old brother, who had only minutes earlier watched her playing outside, police said.The boy, whose name was not released, alerted his father, who called 911 and attempted to revive the child with CPR. Chloe was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m.A serial gay basher who terrorized men on the has been arrested - and cops are hunting for accomplices, police said Friday. Driton Nicaj, 19, is accused of two alleged attacks on gay men - and allegedly admitted to police he was on the scene when a third man was assaulted. He was charged with robbery and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes, said . Cops said Nicaj, an Albanian immigrant, was part of a roving pack of thugs who beat and robbed gay men over the last few weeks. "The investigation is going forward," Kelly said. "We're looking for other people involved in these assaults." The first attack happened May 31 in Carl Schurz Park near when at least four other men surrounded two gay men and robbed them. The gang struck again June 27, accosting resident at E. 81st St. just after 4 a.m. The 36-year-old victim was pistol-whipped and robbed of his wallet, glasses and a , said chief spokesman . Nicaj admitted to witnessing Holladay's attack but claims he didn't participate, police said. The next day, , 40, was pummeled on Second Ave. near 84th St. A witness walking his dog saw two men kicking Doane in the head, Browne said. Doane, who lives on the Upper East Side, suffered two skull fractures and a broken nose and his was stolen, Browne said. Nicaj, who was captured on security cameras, confessed to beating and robbing Doane, police said. He was arrested with the help of witnesses, who told cops they saw a gold fleeing from one attack. Nicaj, who has prior drug and drunken driving arrests in , was expected to be arraigned Friday evening. Looks like these hot dogs got into some serious hot water.Cops were seen taking a street cart on a perp walk of sorts on the upper West Side Friday after arresting the vendor for failing to have a license. , 35, was picked up at the corner of Broadway and W. 60th St. when she failed to show up for a court date, despite several warnings from police. She refused to go quietly, yelling, "I can't leave my stuff," and only agreed to get into the police car when officers assured her the cart would be close behind. "She wasn't getting into the police car," said onlooker , 40. "They calmed her down by telling her they would bag her stuff, attach the cart to a police minivan and take it to the station." While two officers grappled with Regeh, another pair guarded the cart - and one was seen plucking a hot dog out of the water and putting it in a bun. He decided against eating it. As they wheeled the cart to the 20th Precinct stationhouse, curious onlookers shouted: "Can I get one with everything on it?" and "I want sauerkraut with that." Regeh had an asthma attack when she reached the stationhouse and was taken to . She was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and various vending charges. What her movie is about-Angelina Jolie "Girl, Interrupted": A clinically depressed woman struggles for her sanity in a 1950s mental hospital. -Catherine Keener "Being John Malkovich": A filing clerk discovers a secret passage into the mind of actor John Malkovich and starts a business selling entrance fees. -Toni Collette "The Sixth Sense": A psychiatrist guilt-ridden over the suicide of a young patient devotes himself to helping a child tormented by visions of death. -Chloe Sevigny "Boys Don't Cry": The true story of Teena Brandon, a Nebraska woman who assumed the identity of a man and was murdered by friends who felt betrayed by her. -Samantha Morton "Sweet and Lowdown": A narcissistic jazz guitar virtuoso self-destructs during the Great Depression. Who she plays-Angelina Jolie "Girl, Interrupted": Lisa, a manic-depressive who raises, then lowers, the spirits of her fellow patients at a mental institution. -Catherine Keener "Being John Malkovich": Maxine, a bisexual who satisfies both desires by seducing a man whose mind is occupied by another woman. -Toni Collette "The Sixth Sense": Lynn Sear, the caring, confused mother of a clairvoyant child. -Chloe Sevigny "Boys Don't Cry": Lana Tisdel, Teena Brandon's unsuspecting lover. -Samantha Morton "Sweet and Lowdown": Hattie, a mute laundry worker whose silence is golden to her egocentric lover. Her acting challenge-Angelina Jolie "Girl, Interrupted": Using her own charismatic screen presence to the benefit of a character who is both appealing and dangerous. -Catherine Keener "Being John Malkovich": Making love to a man as if he were a woman. -Toni Collette "The Sixth Sense": Not giving away the film's startling plot twist. -Chloe Sevigny "Boys Don't Cry": Giving credibility to a woman naive enough not to know her lover is a woman. -Samantha Morton "Sweet and Lowdown": Creating a pivotal character without a word of dialogue. Why she was nominated-Angelina Jolie "Girl, Interrupted": The daughter of Jon Voight is a star in ascendance, in classic Hollywood tradition. -Catherine Keener "Being John Malkovich": The gifted young actress is also a star in ascendance, at least among her acting peers. -Toni Collette "The Sixth Sense": Carried in on the tide of support for a crafty, popular hit. -Chloe Sevigny "Boys Don't Cry": Even in a transgendered affair, it takes two to tango. -Samantha Morton "Sweet and Lowdown": For stealing every scene she was in with a talented veteran like Sean Penn. Why she'll win-Angelina Jolie "Girl, Interrupted": Perfect role at the perfect time. -Catherine Keener "Being John Malkovich": Younger Academy voters love "Being John Malkovich." -Toni Collette "The Sixth Sense": She gets the gold only if "The Sixth Sense" sweeps. -Chloe Sevigny "Boys Don't Cry": Only if enough voters go for her and Hilary Swank as a ticket. -Samantha Morton "Sweet and Lowdown": Fellow actors, who rep more than 50% of voters, know what she did. Why she won't win-Angelina Jolie "Girl, Interrupted": Her offscreen bad-girl act is already wearing thin. -Catherine Keener "Being John Malkovich": A lot of people didn't "get" her movie. -Toni Collette "The Sixth Sense": Beyond the gimmick, the role doesn't require much. -Chloe Sevigny "Boys Don't Cry": Co-star Hilary Swank got most of the attention. -Samantha Morton "Sweet and Lowdown": Director Woody Allen's declining stock costs her votes.Now you see her!Magician David Copperfield, 54, who has stunned audiences by flying through the air and making the Statue of Liberty disappear, has just unveiled what could be his most impressive stunt.According to , Copperfield and his longtime girlfriend, French model Chloe Gosselin, 26, have revealed that they're the proud parents of a baby girl. And she's over a year old!The reveal of Sky, who is 16 months old, was a bit less dramatic than, say, pulling her from a hat. The infant enchantress was simply spotted traveling with her parents in New York City, Las Vegas and The Bahamas.Perhaps Copperfield's most impressive bit of sorcery was simply not announcing to the world that he was a dad. Poof! No paparazzi!When a rep for the magic man was reached, however, all was uncovered."Forget vanishing the Statue of Liberty," the rep said, according to the Daily Mail. "David's next illusion will be disappearing the dirty diaper. A lot more practical."Today's plays: $20 to win on Shoop (6th) and Chloe Pond (10th) for $40. Yesterday's card: 1st: All the money came in on firster Say It Both Ways and he won for fun under John Velazquez. Rejoice by Choice took second and now is 0-for-9. 2nd: Little Champ ran down longshot Watchmenow at the wire for her fourth career score. Chalk Lucky Currency was no factor despite a perfect trip. 3rd: Heavy chalk Prospectress split horses in the lane and proved much the best under Mike Smith. 4th: Skifalett took command from chalk Holy Bolla in the lane for her ninth score from 40 starts. 5th: Firster Royal Whisper proved best, outlasting late bids from Gigabyte and E's Other Paddock to break his maiden. Chalk Laude, blinkers on, was under the whip early and often, finishing last in a poor effort. 6th: Firster Phone Sophia took control in the lane to pull away for an impressive score in her debut. Back her next time. 7th: Jose Espinoza and Glockenspiel held off Tigerish in the lane for his second career score. Tigerish improved greatly while making his grass debut. Chalk Golden Furiously was a distant third and continued the trend of well-bet Bailey-Mott horses running up the track. 8th: Gilded Diablo led start to finish to take the 86th running of the Fashion Stakes by 11/4 lengths. Chalk Finder's Fee got up for second by a nose over Token of Gold. 9th: Popular Gigalo caught chalk Spring Salute late in the first running of the Grade I Meadowbrook Steeplechase. 10th: Longshots Columbia Lion and Good Man Sam hit the wire together, with the photo giving the nod to Lion, who rallied down the middle of the track. Yesterday's plays: Two chalks and two losers. Down $40 to start the week.JULIEN DONKEY-BOY. With Chloe Sevigny, Ewen Bremmer, Werner Herzog. Written and directed by Harmony Korine. At the Angelika. Running time: 94 mins. Rated R: Language, sexuality, disturbing images. 2 1/2 STARS The person who introduced New York avant-garde director Harmony Korine's "Julien Donkey-Boy" at the Toronto Film Festival last month promised the audience as if this were reason enough to select it for the prestigious festival that "you haven't seen anything like it before." The truth was told. I'd never seen anything like it, and can say that I hope to never see anything like it again. "Julien" is a schizophrenic movie about a schizophrenic, shot and edited in a style meant to convey the fitfully clear, confused, frightened, disorienting view of its subject, and watching may induce symptoms in its audience which is just the point. Filmed on video, the camera often hidden on the actors' bodies, "Julien" drops in on a Queens family that includes Julien (Ewen Bremmer), his abusive father (the German director Werner Herzog), his brother (Evan Neumann) and his sister (Chloe Sevigny), who may be pregnant with Julien's child. Occasionally, Julien has a telephone conversation with his mother, who gently reminds him that the voices he hears are not trying to hurt him. It's hard to know how much of a grip Julien has on reality. In the opening scene, he appears to kill a young boy in the nearby woods, but we're never certain whether what we see is real or a delusional event in his mind. Working with a minimal script, "Trainspotting's" Bremmer gives a performance so convincing you'd think Korine recruited him from an institution. And Herzog, one of Korine's outspoken supporters, makes the father a controlled sociopath the film's genuine villain. Korine, who wrote the script for Larry Clark's urban-teen freak show "Kids" and made his own directing debut with the revolting "Gummo," certainly builds on his reputation as American independent film's enfant terrible. Whether he's a boldly innovative stylist for the 21st century or an overpraised fraud is yet to be determined.The Dog Who Loved and Other Tales of Excess. By , Tabori & Chang, $16.95.Chloe, a 5-year-old golden retriever, fell despondent when her owners betrayed her by bringing home a baby. One day, though, the baby dropped a fistful of Cheerios from its perch in the high chair. Chloe cheered up immensely, and when a second infant came through the door, she only saw the possibilities. At least, that's what her wagging tail seemed to suggest.This true story and others are contained in the delightful collection "The Dog Who Loved Cheerios and Other Tales of Excess" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $16.95), by photographer . She included her own dogs, of course, as well as the dogs of friends and canines who had been the subject of her paid portraits. The only qualifier was that the pup had to have a "quirk." "Any reluctance towards the camera was overcome with the magic of cheese," she says, freely handing off a professional tip. Except for Chloe's passing heartbreak, there isn't a sad story in the pack. Even Wilbur (pictured with his bunny, above), an abandoned, deaf, albino pit bull who in no way lives up to the breed's fearsome reputation, triumphed his way into a loving home. Scout, a German shepherd, is so set on her bedtime that she will wake herself up to go her room at 9 p.m. Max, a shepherd/husky mix (so cute!), appears normally proportioned but has astonishing reach with his foreleg. Meanwhile, Arlo, an Old English sheepdog, is scared of the outdoors. Ironically, his favorite toy is a stuffed sheep. THE BROWN BUNNY With Vincent Gallo, Chloe Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs. Written, directed, edited, produced and photographed by Gallo. At Landmark Sunshine (1:32). Unrated: Graphic sex, language. 1 STAR. Despite what you may have heard about the very real oral-sex scene between stars Vincent Gallo and Chloe Sevigny, the biggest thing in "The Brown Bunny" is Gallo's ego. It is on display more than his body parts, and it eats up valuable screen time in what could have been - in the hands of professionals - a devastating portrait of a man made hollow by loss, regret, guilt and anger. Gallo stars in this weird, virtually one-character piece of minimalism that was booed out of the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. It is not the worst movie ever made, as some critics claim, but it does a passing imitation. A nauseating hand-held camera trots after the lead character, Bud Clay (Gallo), practically licking his face (and more) for 92 disorienting minutes. For that you can blame the cinematographer, who happens to be ... Gallo. (How he shot that sex scene I am afraid to ask.) Gallo was also director, writer, editor and producer, and the ego inherent in that distracts from every frame of this ugly-looking, windshield-splattered road picture. No doubt he also would have liked to play the odd women (including a wordless Cheryl Tiegs) who gaze adoringly at the needy, childlike Bud and can't wait to kiss him and kiss him and kiss him some more. The whole movie has an oral fixation. Despite all that female attention, Bud, an itinerant motorcycle racer (the credits tell you what bike Gallo rode, if not what brand of toothpaste he used), cannot forget his last girlfriend, played by Sevigny, Gallo's real-life ex. She will show up toward the end of the movie - as everyone already knows - to do him a kindness. If Sevigny really wanted to do him a kindness, she would have washed his hair. Bud's lack of grooming, coupled with his child-pitched mumbling in the few laughable bits of dialogue, makes him one of the least attractive protagonists ever to get lucky on screen. There is no question that "The Brown Bunny" is poorly made. However, it was not poorly conceived. The sex scene may be blunt, but it is organic, if you will, to the story. And the movie's punchline is a worthy howl of anguish - or it would have been if executed by someone who could pull himself away from the mirror for a moment.The end of Fashion Week was sweet and slinky, the kind of day that makes you hate to see it go.The style set went to bed Wednesday night dreaming of 's wild journey, which took the audience through zebra prints and eel skin skirts to the rhythm of rapid drumbeats.They woke to a dreamy vision in pastels: 's update of , all summer hats, satin and silk georgette. The girls nuzzled feather boas and hid demurely under capelets. Others bared their shoulders - a silver gown with sheer straps gave the illusion that it was about to slip away. Beaded flapper looks came in white and the lightest of blue-greens, like a seaside watercolor from a tender era.Getty; ; Getty; WireImage picked up a palette of flesh tones, the most metallic of which verged on copper, but stayed shyly on this side of anything brassy. White and black, bodice-centric dresses with curved seams were delicate and inviting. , and sat front row.It was on the mirrored runway of that the gowns eased back into the tones that have colored this week. There was bold orange, red saturated pink, hot yellow and deep purple. The backless, shimmering numbers were tailored to the red carpet, suggestive of a night at .Interestingly enough, however, Khan's ladies paraded to .Not that he needed hard rock to demand attention. Just the sight of the last look receding down the runway was enough to make us say, "Turn around, come back.", Emmanuel Dunand/GettyKIDS. Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloe Sevigny. Directed by Larry Clark. Running time: 95 mins. At Angelika Downtown and Lincoln Plaza Theaters. Unrated. 3 Stars NOT SINCE 'LORD OF the Flies" have children in a pack posed such a threat to the social order as they do in "Kids." Larry Clark's lethal movie shows 24 hours in the lives of a group of aimless Manhattan teenagers as they both prey on and protect each other. They drink, get high, talk trash. But mostly what they do is have unprotected sex. The movie opens and closes with two very disturbing images of teenage lust (which is the title of one of Clark's collections of photographs). Two clearly young people his body has the scrawniness of childhood, hers the baby fat of pre-pubescence hungrily kiss for what seems like forever. It's not erotic; it's as if they're chewing on each other. The boy is Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a self-proclaimed "virgin surgeon." He gets his kicks by seducing virgins, the younger the better, promising them that he cares for them, that it won't hurt, that they won't get pregnant. Then he runs off to wave the banner of having captured their metaphorical treasure. "Virgins, I love 'em!" he crows. "No one has the power to do that to them again." Eventually, Telly can be seen as a one-man death machine he is unknowingly HIV-positive and sex has been reduced to the nasty vestigial drive of a dying population. In the horrific finale, a zonked-out girl at a party is as lifeless as a rag doll, her anklets waving in the air, providing a chilling echo of the opening. In this movie, sex equals death. Clark's very success with his nonprofessional young actors and cinema-verite style is what has created all the fuss over this movie "Kids" looks so real that it makes the viewer feel unhinged and skeevy (and grateful to have survived one's own adolescence). Are today's teens really like that, sociopaths in the making? Are girls so pliable as to fall for Telly's insincere flattery? Yet, for all the offending subject matter, dim view of humanity and disconcertingly youthful actors, there is hardly a more anti-sex movie. Because "Kids" is going out unrated it failed to get an R from the MPAA its release will be severely limited, and teenagers who might benefit by the movie's stern morality won't have as much of a chance to see it. Clark hired a teenage skateboarder he met in Washington Square Park to write the screenplay. Harmony Korine, now 21, is not without lineage he's the grandson of Bowery Boy Huntz Hall. Korine's coarse, naturalistic teenspeak roots the characters in a place that may or may not exist, but feels authentic. It's a boundary-pushing subject that will no doubt inspire discussion. In movie terms alone, "Kids" is to be commended for staying completely true to its own universe, a chilling world where there are no parents, no limits except those provided by peer pressure, and where the specter of death hangs over every teenage folly. (Unrated: Underage sex, explicit language.)Call out the tow trucks: A 60-foot black-and-white billboard showing Chloe Sevigny pleasuring Vincent Gallo was unveiled Saturday on Hollywood's Sunset Blvd. The steamy and controversial ad, plugging a notorious scene in the upcoming "X-Rated Adults Only" flick "The Brown Bunny," which opens next month, went up near the famed Chateau Marmont Hotel. Wonder what they'll charge for a room with a view. "The film is about a broken-down love, so I thought this image represents a lot of conflict," Gallo told us. "I feel that there is an extremely complicated subtext to what they are doing." Morning commuters might not be the only ones getting a shock from the picture. Gallo, who also wrote, produced and directed the film, said he "doesn't think Chloe has seen [the image]." (We sent a copy of the billboard with a request for comment to Sevigny's agent, but no response was forthcoming.) And Gallo thinks this should just be a start: "Chloe is one of the most beautiful and talented people in the world; she should be on 10 billboards on Sunset Blvd." However, local leaders - many of whom view the billboard as pornographic - are threatening to protest the promo and are promising to bring it down. Gallo is now in New York and says he will attend the Republican National Convention later this month. "I'm here trying to help out in any way that I can. I have made it clear that I am open in any way to promote and protect the Republican administration," he said. Well, the GOP, which openly supports and courts the Religious Right, might very well greet him with a chorus of: "Mr. Gallo, tear down that billboard!" The 'Daily' summit Hours after the final gavel ended the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Jon Stewart and Leonardo DiCaprio still huddled at the Roxy with New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn & Queens) and his finance aide, Dolev Azaria, They stayed until the wee hours Friday. "We could have gone longer," Weiner told us. "That's the problem with Boston - everything closes at 2 a.m." Weiner, who shared a group apartment at 50 Grand St. with Stewart when the "Daily Show" star was waiting tables at Lupes and breaking into standup, said: "Jon doesn't go out much in New York. So it was great that he could be out." The group had an intense discussion about politics, with the young rep (who will run for mayor against Mayor Bloomberg next year) and the actors "building up the Democratic party so Jon can tear it down next week.These tweens are- are taking green to a whole new level.A group of 22 girls sat huddled around a table in , Queens, creating jewelry. The twist? This jewelry was made of recycled bike parts."I think that it is a cool color. It goes with my style," said Mercedes Free, 12, as she attached a gear to her creation, "By doing my part today, I'm helping to make a change.""This is our chance to make something old new," said , 12.The girls who participated last Thursday in the recycling activities attend the Green Girls summer institute run by the . It was held in conjunction with Recycle-A-Bicycle."This is the building block to creating social and environmental change," said , who founded Recycle-A-Bicycle, a nonprofit organization that refurbishes used bikes."I feel good about helping the environment. This is where we live, this is our community. We should be able to change it in a good way," said , 12, as she put the final touches on a bracelet., 12, of , , decided to give a bicycle gear a second life in the form of a charm for her backpack."It is fun to use recycled bike parts and put color into them," said Samantha. "We're not throwing away stuff we can use. Instead, we are re-creating and helping the environment."Dozens of activists transformed a vacant East lot into a tent city on Thursday as part of a protest to demand more housing for the poor."They say gentrify, we say occupy," members of the group Picture the Homeless chanted as they set up shelters on property owned by . The demonstrators began camping out about 11 a.m. Cops moved in a few hours later. The said it gave the 89 protesters four warnings and about 80 people left. Nine stayed and were arrested. Charges were pending. Two priests were among the arrested. "We are going to keep on fighting," said the shortly before he was loaded into a police van in plastic handcuffs. Picture the Homeless is calling for warehoused lots and buildings to be brought back into use as housing for the poor and homeless. At the lot on 115th St. between and Fifth Aves., about 15 one-man tents were pitched before the crowd chanted, danced and played drums. "Homeless people and allies aren't waiting around," said Beka Economopoulos, 34, from . "We are going to free the space and open the land," said a group board member, , 52. "We are liberating those spaces and giving them back to the community."Their crowning moment is still two days off - but the five winners of a Daily News essay contest enjoyed a pretty good time Wednesday, too. met and hailed the writers, who will be among the first allowed back into Lady Liberty's crown when it reopens on the Fourth of July. "These young people demonstrate the best of what it means to be a patriotic American," Weiner said after meeting the five students. The Democrat told the quintet that he would put their winning essays into the Congressional Record, and presented each with certificates and mini-copies of the U.S. Constitution. "When you walk up the steps to the Statue of Liberty, try to remember the new Americans that came by that beautiful Lady and what it meant for them," Weiner advised. The winning essayists were excited as their big day approached. , 9, of the , has visited the statue three times before - but never made it to the crown. "I feel grateful, I'm ecstatic," she said. "It's going to be great, and exciting." , 10, of , was looking forward to the view from atop Lady Liberty. "I feel that it will be very exciting and very cool to be up there," she said. The shut down the statue after the Sept. 11 attacks, citing security concerns. The crown remained off-limits until a News campaign led to its much-anticipated reopening. Weiner hailed the paper for its efforts. "When it became clear that the National Park Service was doing worse then dragging their feet ... refusing to open it, the Daily News wouldn't let up," Weiner said. Someone made a big payday at a tribute party for the late — and insists it wasn't him.Though he was one of the featured performers at what was billed as the rap mogul's "first party in ," Diddy says he had nothing to do with the outrageous $100-$150 being charged at the door. But the folks lined up outside the Lab Banquet Hall Tuesday night thought otherwise and flooded Diddy with comments via , reports The News' ."I cannot pay $100 to get in, " one angry fan tweeted. (Advance tix were $30.)"This is what happens when you have someone like P. Diddy hosting," wrote another."Let's hope the money is going to [Biggie's] Memorial Foundation," a third posted.But it wasn't — not to the foundation or to the college fund for the children of the rapper, who was shot dead in 13 years ago.  Diddy tweeted back: "I am not promoting the party. I'm not making money from this. ... As soon as I get there, I will tell them to stop trying to overcharge people."SEEN & HEARD"Prime" star ignoring the gaggles of girls fawning over him at Avenue on Saturday night. … showing off his Brazilian dance moves at Union Square Lounge on Sunday night. strolling solo on Bleecker St. on Tuesday. and a male pal enjoying the warm weather in Thompson Square Park Tuesday afternoon. and should be happy with the way their pal, , portrays them in her fun new mystery novel, "Whacked," but other celebs may want to put a hit on the author.Asner - former model, former E! Entertainment correspondent and still-reigning wife of director - builds her modern noir tale around , a writer for the TV forensic show "Flesh and Bone." When Dani discovers that her slow-to-propose director boyfriend, Dave, has been making it with starlet , she vows payback. Along the way, pops up at a party, trotting around "with no shoes, kissing everyone hello on the lips" and prompting two guys to whisper that, now that Barrymore has turned 30, "she's about to expire like spoiled milk." Asner has fictional characters slice and dice other real-life stars - like the scene where two women analyze the authenticity of 's breasts. "God doesn't really make size-zero women with size-36C bustlines, right?" asks one. "Well, except for Angelina Jolie." Says her friend: "Oh, darling, especially Angelina Jolie." Asner also tempts us to guess the templates for other fictional characters. is the wife of an Oscar-winning director and "so anorexic and so tan she looked like a walking X-ray." (Shame on you for drawing any comparisons between Miranda and !) And the loathsome starlet du jour, Chloe, sports freckles - just like . "I didn't ask permission. Maybe I should have!" Asner told us. "I know Ryan [Seacrest] - I don't think he'd be bothered. And Jen [Aniston] is the sweetest, nicest person in the world. I'd only mention her in a great capacity." While Asner has always been fascinated by Tinseltown tragedies like , she wouldn't speculate on whether Lindsay and fellow train wreck will end up dead of self-inflicted party excess. But Asner does have ideas about why certain actresses stand the test of time. ", , - you don't hear about them being all messed up at a club, because they're actually working," she says. "This young set, I guess they're actors, but I can't remember actually seeing their movies." Her own hubby - who's mentioned in passing as having directed vile Chloe - encouraged her to write whatever she wanted. "He's really great - he's the coolest guy I know," she says. "He loves the book." Well, he better. has gone from a hungry teen in "" to the star of "."The 20-year-old actress has won the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen, the heroine in ' futuristic best-seller about kids competing to survive in a dystopian world.The rising star was offered the role on Tuesday and closed the deal the next day, blog reported.Lawrence's rep did not return emails for comment in time for print.Though there is no confirmation on whether she will reprise the role for the trilogy, follow-ups will include "Catching Fire and "Mockingjay" adaptations.Lawrence reportedly beat out fellow ("True Grit") for the role as well as , , , and ."Beastly" star recently told that he met with producers about the role of Peeta Mellark, Katniss' ally."Undecided yet, still [waiting] to see a script," he told the entertainment channel."Hunger Games" will be direcetd by and is set to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.BLEECKER BOUTIQUE Trendy retailer Intermix isn't taking over the world yet, but they are adding to the cachet of the West Village with a new store at Bleecker and Charles Sts. You'll find clothing and accessories from Chip & Pepper, Luella Bartley, Matthew Williamson (r.) and Chloe, all in one user-friendly, one-stop boutique. Open now at 365 Bleecker St. (212) 929-7180. DIVORCE & DATING Soon after Leslie Fram (above, r.) started dating a divorced man, she realized she got more than she bargained for: an ex-wife who called with disturbing frequency, kids who didn't need another mom and a mate who paid out half his income to another family. So she wrote "How to Marry a Divorced Man" (HarperCollins, $22.95), a collection of caveats and tips. As she told her tale Tuesday night in a Fifth Ave. apartment, the 15 or so women there nodded, recognizing their own stories. They're all women who are dating or considering dating divorced dudes and who attend L.A.-based Fram's nationwide chats, called "Ditch and Bitch" sessions. "I'm dating somebody whose ex-wife lives downstairs," said Willa, 37, a lawyer, to audible gasps. "How do I keep boundaries?" The group's response: Move. KITSCHY KITCHEN Beverly Feldman, designer of flashy sequined shoes and accessories, has created a collection of cleaning supplies for the woman who likes to do everything - even toilet scrubbing - in style. Trimmed with leopard print, denim, ribbons and flowers, the mops, dish brushes, gloves and more will add flair to your cleaning routine. Feldman credits the "lucky love broom" for picking up her love life. It will at least pick up your dust. Available next month at Beverly Feldman, 7 W. 56th St. at Fifth Ave. MORE CELEB CLOTHES If listening to her CDs and watching her movies aren't enough, now you can finally wear Beyoncé's clothes. Inspired by designers from Roberto Cavalli to Marc Jacobs, the booty­licious star has signed a deal to create a line that could be called "A Touch of Couture," according to Women's Wear Daily. "Hopefully we will have the line ready and in stores by next year," she told WWD. "It will be completely based on my style and what I wear. I just want it to be more accessible so that other people can wear it, too." CHIC SNEAKS If you love Nike Shox, you'll love the new Shox for Her collection three times as much. The slightly weird but definitely comfy sneakers come in three shock-absorbing varieties: cross-training, running and walking. The difference? The signature columns in the heel have been reconfigured for each style. Cross-trainers feature triangular columns for side-to-side movement, running shoes have oval stabilizers and walking shoes are fitted with circular cushions. $100 a pair, available June 3 at Niketown or at www.niketown.com.It's a little bit ironic … don't ya think? Just as the romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" debuted in on Monday night, leading ladies and were suspiciously without their men. Biel arrived sans beau , while Garner was without hubby . The "State of Play" actor was later spotted cruising aimlessly by the Chateau Marmont - and looking worse for wear. "He looked like he hadn't shaved for days," a shutterbug snitched - but a source claims Affleck was merely "on his way home to baby-sit the kids."As if he and Jen can't afford a baby-sitter ...Ashlee's last act left "" in style. The singer/actress bade farewell to her castmates by throwing an impromptu bash at hubby 's hangout, Angels & Kings, on Sunday night. Singer Michelle Williams took over Simpson's role on Monday.SEEN & HEARDIman reading as she lunched solo at Delicatessan on Monday. … laughing with at the School of Visual Arts premiere of "The Robert Verdi Show" Monday night. … admitting that she doesn't "want to be that girl who's at every Fashion Week show and party - it's not a good look," at the Second Stage Theatre bowling event at Lucky Strike on Monday night.Jim Carrey is going back into the super villain business.The rubber faced actor has signed on to play the nefarious Colonel Stars in the sequel to 2010’s “Kick-Ass,” Director Jeff Wadlow, who is taking over for Matthew Vaughn, broke the news in a tweet.“We’ve been talking very informally about this for a little over two years now,” . “We didn't quite know what Jim was going to be doing in the sequel, but the entire team loves him to bits and I’ve been a fan since I first saw him.”Carrey. who played the Riddler in 1995’s “Batman Forever,” apparently feels the same way about “Kick Ass.” He appeared in a costume from the original movie for a “super hero duet” on Conan O'Brien’s show in 2010. (See video below)“Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall” returns Aaron Johnson as the titular bumbling teenager turned vigilante super hero. Chloe Grace Moretz and Chris Mintz-Plasse also return for the film, which is due out next year.HAZELWOOD JR. HIGH. By Rob Urbinati. With Margaret Burkwit, Stephanie Gatschet, Heather Gottlieb, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Chloe Sevigny and Amy Whitehouse. Sets by Derek McLane. Directed by Scott Elliott. At IS 70, 333 W. 17th St. IN THIS FIERCE, DISTURBING LAMENT for the death of childhood, the characters hardly change. But the audience does. Six junior-high-school kids remain, through terrible events, suspended in a moral vacuum. We, however, move from open laughter to uncomfortable giggling to deep, dark silence. Scott Elliott's gripping production of Ron Urbinati's first play takes us, literally, onto the terrain of youth. It is staged in the auditorium of a Manhattan intermediate school. The actors, ages 14 to 22, convincingly create characters who are even younger. But the action is as far from sweetness and innocence as it is possible to go. The play is based on a real case in Indiana in 1992, when a 12-year-old girl was killed by some older schoolmates because she had developed a lesbian relationship with the girlfriend of one of them. Though the play retains a deadpan documentary feel, withholding judgments and explanations until near the end, it is very much a dramatic artifice. Urbinati immerses us in the girls' world. He sweeps us into the warped logic by which a lunchroom tiff escalates into a dreadful crime. And this logic is stitched into dialogue where perspective and proportion are scarily absent. The play is initially funny in the way the girls switch casually from the lurid to the banal, from "Carrie" to "Clueless." A typical exchange: "Does she really drink her own blood?" "Yeah, but she has a car." Urbinati creates a mental jungle in which vampires and cuddly toys, Pentecostal visions and Kmart are tangled together. Slowly these juxtapositions lose their humor and become an angry, insistent protest at the failure of the adult world to provide these kids with a way through. By the time one of the girls says "I'm gonna hate myself for this later" referring, not to the murder in which she has just participated, but to some food she has just eaten at McDonald's the laughter has been replaced by the pain of damaged, disordered lives. This is deft and morally serious writing, never exploitative and ultimately full of pity. And it is perfectly realized by Elliott and his brilliant cast. Chloe Sevigny ("Kids," "Palmetto"), making her stage debut, gives a vivid account of hurt breeding hatred. Stephanie Gatchett, just 14, creates a victim who is never merely passive. Everywhere, there is the kind of precision and care that such a subject demands. The performances are so truthful, in fact, that by the time we are given a glimpse into the cruelty that created these dangerous children, we already have a good sense of what lies beneath the surface.For her very first day of filming on "Kick-Ass," actress , then 11, found herself at a putrid sewage treatment plant, pelted by rain and repeatedly jerked off her feet with a wire pulled by stuntmen.It's a pivotal scene in director 's dark comedy about superhero wanna-bes. Moretz's pint-sized vigilante is shot by her father () as a lesson on the use of a bulletproof vest. Like her character, Moretz gamely picked herself off the ground after each shot."You put on a 'jerk-vest’ [attached to] a long rope that goes about 20 yards back," says Moretz, now 13. "They grab it and they yank you back as hard as they can. And your whole body is being jolted, so it's like whiplash."It was fun." Now the real fun begins: "Kick-Ass," based on the very graphic comic book series by writer and artist , hits theaters riding a wave of buzz. And smack dab at the center of the buzz is Moretz's Hit Girl, who tosses out profanity-laced one-liners and Ninja stars with equal aplomb -- exciting moviegoers and shocking some critics in the process."She blew it straight out of the park. I've never even seen adults pull off anything like this," says actor , who plays the film's titular superhero.While most tweens were studying algebra, Moretz’s curriculum for the film included martial arts training and crash courses with gymnasts and 's old stunt crew, as well as learning how to break down and reassemble a handgun.But one thing that was a little harder to prepare for was the backlash on the other side of the pond, where it opened two weeks earlier. What has gotten some critics especially incensed is a scene in which Hit Girl spits out a jarring slang term for a female body part before slashing her way through of a pack of drug dealers. London’s Daily Mail called the screenwriters “sick” for putting that word in a little kid's mouth."It's just a word," says Moretz. "When you see it in the context of the movie, it doesn't make you disgusted by Hit Girl or anything. I took it in context of the role."Chloe didn't say it. Hit Girl said it. When I put that wig on and they say rolling and they say action, I'm not Chloe. Right when they say cut, I'm out of character. I'm laughing, I'm playing."If she ever dared use that word in her real-life household, says Moretz, "I'd be grounded for the rest of my life.""Even watching a child dismember a gang of adults using the worst language imaginable coming from the cutest face in the movie, somehow you walk out of the movie still on her side and feeling good about it," says Millar, who is also a producer on the film. "[Watching Moretz perform] is like discovering in 1976."Call it beginner’s luck for reality star-turned-author . The 23-year-old’s first foray into book writing has proven to be successful as her debut novel, "," has taken a firm stance in the top spot on the Best-Seller List two weeks in a row. "If someone said to me five years ago when this all started that I would one day make the New York Times Best Seller list I wouldn't have believed it," Conrad told . "I am so honored that it is now a reality." The young adult novel, which loosely mirrors Conrad's own life, tells the story of a 19-year-old beauty who moves to and ends up starring in her own reality show. If Conrad’s current status on the Best Seller list is any indication to her future in publishing, the star of 's "The " may have found the perfect fallback job if her career in fashion design doesn’t work out. "L.A. Candy" is the first of Conrad’s three-book deal with . The reality star is currently working on her second book, despite having setbacks by her dog, Chloe. "Working on edits for my second book," Conrad wrote on . "This would be much easier if Chloe didn't mistake my reading glasses for a chew toy." Follow the Daily News on Twitter Retribution By Jilliane Hoffman Putnam, $24.95 Jilliane Hoffman's debut thriller, "Retribution," is a little bit James Patterson, a little bit John Grisham. In other words, it's highly derivative. Nonetheless, it pretty much works - though not at every turn. Chloe Larson is a law student in New York. The stunning blond has everything going for her, except the stalker she is unaware of. After returning home from a date with her high-powered boyfriend, Chloe is attacked and tortured by a rapist wearing a clown mask. He's never caught, and Chloe can free herself from the trauma only by becoming someone else. Meet C.J. Townsend, assistant chief of the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. In her new incarnation, Chloe is somewhat frumpy and hardworking. And she goes strictly by the books. That is, until she hears a voice in court that returns her to her old self, the 24-year-old the cops found tied to a bed bleeding from multiple stab wounds and vaginal injuries. At that moment, she realizes that William Bantling, who she is about to prosecute for a series of murders involving women sliced open and torn apart, is the man who surprised her in her sleep 12 years before. Townsend's dilemma, beyond the obvious, is that the statute of limitations has run out on her rape, and if she acknowledges her brutalization by the accused, the case will be taken out of her hands. Any other prosecutor playing catch-up will be no match for Bantling's defense. "Retribution" sparked a bidding war among publishers, and the movie rights were quickly sold for $1 million. Hoffman was once an assistant state attorney in Florida and, like many a lawyer-turned-writer, has a cinematic way with a courtroom scene. It's too bad, though, that her plot escalates from an unlikely coincidence to the improbable. There's also the uninhibited use of italics. "Tick-tock, tick-tock goes the clock," Townsend thinks at one point. "Oh, really," mused this reader. Still, there's enough of the good stuff here to keep the pages turning. Bantling uses a drug cocktail to keep his victims conscious so they can feel each incision. He's vengeance-worthy, and on that score "Retribution" delivers. E-mail: sconnelly@edit.nydailynews.comAn woman tried to get into her fourth-floor apartment through the window - but lost her grip and plunged to her death on Friday, police said., 37, was known for sneaking into the W. 76th St. brownstone through the roof - and it appears that's what she was trying to do Friday. She slipped and fell onto pavement in the courtyard about 10:20 a.m., police said. She died at . Police said it appears Perez's death was accidental. Perez, who lived with her boyfriend, had a troubled past, neighbors and sources said. Her rap sheet - dating to 1997 - includes convictions for assault, weapons possession and selling drugs.BRIGHT YOUNG THING In "Match Point," opening Wednesday, Emily Mortimer plays Chloe, an upper-class Londoner who gives herself too easily to her brother Tom's poor Irish tennis coach, Chris (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers). With marriage and babies on her mind, she fails to detect he is consumed with lust for the brother's sultry American girlfriend, Nola (Scarlett Johansson, see cover story). Sweet and trusting though Chloe is, Mortimer brings an edge to the character. Cocooned in wealth and privilege, she and Tom (Matthew Goode) are quick to deride Chris when he orders ­chicken instead of a fancy dish like caviar ­blinis for dinner, and also when he offers a somber philosophical thought. Once she and Chris are married, she pouts and mopes when he says he's too tired to make love - though, given his obsession with Nola, she has good cause to complain. The Oxford-educated daughter of "Rumpole" creator John ­Mortimer probably found Chloe closer to home than most of the characters she has played, not including her giddy '30s socialite in "Bright Young Things." Certainly, Chloe has none of the ragged desperation of the women Mortimer portrayed so bravely in "Lovely & Amazing," "Young Adam" and "Dear Frankie," but it's another typically subtle performance by the excellent 34-year-old actress.Love never goes out of style - and this spring, fashionistas literally are wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Although iron-on decals are nothing new, designer Stella McCartney made them all the rage when she emblazoned her Chloe tank tops, and baseball and muscle tees, with "I Love You." Now those three little words are broadcasting women's emotions at premiere parties, in lounges and on the street. The body-hugging tops are an instant attention-getter, perfect for striking up a conversation. But bystanders, beware: Not all women are true to their words!Fans of are in for a shock today when Chloe runs into Esther, the maid at the Chancellor mansion, and Esther calls her "Kate.""It's true," says , who plays snooty stylist Chloe. "Chloe is really Kate, Esther's daughter." Chloe changed her name and has been covering up her parentage the whole time she has been in Genoa City. She is only busted now because she just married Cane, the rich grandson of Esther's boss, Katherine. "She hasn't seen Esther this whole time, and has never been to the Chancellor mansion," says Hendrickson. "[Cane's mother] Jill was going to throw them an engagement party, but Chloe got out of that by saying, 'Let's elope.'" Which they did this week. "Chloe thinks she's in the clear, but then they want to have a wedding party. She tries to pretend she is sick, but Cane makes her go. She's praying she won't see Esther." No such luck. The party is raging when "her mother comes in with the drinks for the guests. Esther says, 'Kate?' I played it like 'Who?' Everyone was looking at me, so I looked behind me, like, 'Who are they looking at?'" The maid's daughter, who just married the millionaire son (and grandson) of Esther's employers, that's who. "Katherine and Jill haven't seen her in years," says the actress. "Jill makes a comment about how the last time she saw her, she was young and overweight with braces." Not anymore! Next week, Chloe tries to spin her lies. "They all rip into her," she says. "Katherine calls Chloe out on her crap. Her defense is the truth: 'I came here to start fresh and and I wanted to do it on my own. I didn't tell Cane because I was afraid he would think I was going after him for his money. There was no plotting.'" Unless you count Chloe getting pregnant by Cane when he was drunk and trapping him into marriage. "Okay, that was definitely plotting," she says, "but not because of who he is. She just wanted him." Anyone who thinks Chloe's lies are over hasn't been paying attention. Is the baby even Cane's? "That I cannot confirm," says the actress. Don't touch that dial: On Tuesday's episode of "General Hospital: Night Shift" (11 p.m. on SOAPnet), Jagger finally accepts that his son Stone is autistic and joins a support group. The show hired actors whose children have autism in real life, and their stories are real. A German Shepherd named Chloe was killed and her master was hurt Friday after their boat caught fire and sank in the - taking the dog to a watery grave.Chloe's owner, Mark Stoss, managed to escape the blaze that consumed his 46-foot catamaran, but he couldn't save his beloved dog."I couldn't get to her," he said in the emergency room. "I couldn't."Stoss, 42, who was being treated for smoke inhalation and hypothermia, said losing Chloe broke his heart."I feel just plain hurt," he said. "It's been a helluva night."Chloe escaped death just last month after she either fell or jumped into the frigid river water and was rescued by a plucky police officer."She's a wild child," Stoss said of his 4-year-old pooch at the time.But Chloe's luck ran out early Friday when a fire erupted around 2:30 a.m. on the boat where she lived at Pier 59 near W. 17th St., officials said.Investigators said they suspect a faulty electric heater aboard the Quid Pro Quo sparked the fire, which took 65 firefighters two hours to extinguish.Stoss said he "woke up to black smoke" and tried to reach Chloe but "the flames were too much."They quickly consumed the catamaran and then spread to another boat docked nearby, the Roman Holiday. Nobody aboard that boat was injured."My boat is finished," said boat owner , 66, of , "It's completely destroyed."Stoss reportedly shared his boat with fiancée , 31. Anaya was not believed to be on the Quid Pro Quo when it sank.Dock workers said the couple had another German Shepherd, which died "a few weeks ago."Celebrities such as , and former Giants coat all have boats docked nearby, officials said.With A 22-year-old man made a grisly discovery in his apartment early Friday - his pregnant girlfriend repeatedly stabbed and left for dead, police sources and friends said. The victim - whom friends identified as - was mortally wounded in her 58th St. apartment when her beau called 911 at 4 a.m. Someone had plunged a knife in her chest several times, cops said. Paramedics tried to save Flores, 26, but she died 20 minutes later. "She was a kind person," said , 36, who shared an apartment with Flores for two years. "It's very sad." Cops recovered a knife in the apartment. The boyfriend was interviewed, but no arrests have been made. Friends and neighbors told cops Flores - who had two young boys - was pregnant. The medical examiner's office will analyze the body Saturday. Flores came to Brooklyn six years ago from her native , . She had an order of protection out against her kids' father, but he has since been deported, friends said. The stabbing left residents stunned. "I could walk here at 3:00 in the morning and feel safe," said , 58, a retired teacher who lives nearby. "It's scary."  was grilled for five hours Thursday about claims that his company discriminates against women who try to take maternity leave.The closed-door session allowed lawyers suing to ask the mayor about claims that more than 80 pregnant women were harassed, demoted or fired if they took leave. "Mr. Bloomberg does pride himself as a hands-on, detail-oriented owner, businessman and now mayor," said , the lawyer for five of the women. "We are determining if and when Mr. Bloomberg became aware of these issues, whether they were happening under his watch and if so, what he did about them." Bloomberg is not a defendant in the lawsuit, and his company has denied the allegations. Roth said the mayor was cooperative, cool and collected during the session. Bloomberg came to the meeting straight from a speech at the , which Bloomberg's company has donated to for 12 years. "It's been a very exciting week for me and women," the mayor said. DEMONLOVER Running time: 116 mins. Unrated: Graphic sexual images. In English, French and Japanese with subtitles. At Landmark Sunshine, Lincoln Plaza. 3 STARS. Sharp, erotic performances are the mainstay of Olivier Assayas' unnerving "Demonlover," a visually stylish movie that equates and fuses high-stakes corporate negotiations with the video-game mentality. Connie Nielsen and Chloe Sevigny are boss and assistant, respectively - they hate each other - at a company vying to acquire new Japanese animé technology whose primary use will be to enhance pornographic images on the Internet. There are double- and triple-crosses as this intelligent thriller slyly ratchets up the action, just as in a multi-level arcade game. Gina Gershon is a negotiator who enters at a high level of play, and the movie gleefully goes for the guts when the competition reaches its peak, posing the question: When all is said and done, have 3D images replaced humans or vice-versa? Jami Bernard TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION Running time: 100 mins. Unrated: Violence. At the Village East. 3 STARS. Tom Peosay spent 10 years making this unabashedly heart-tugging documentary about the plight of Tibet under Chinese occupation. Though the Chinese government won't be too happy about it, everyone else ought to be deeply moved by the tragedies Peosay records. Interweaving the stories of Tibetans who are both high-profile - the Dalai Lama - and unknown - martyred monks, displaced children - Peosay makes a fervent, impressively comprehensive plea for the freedom of a decimated country still hoping, against all experience, to save itself through enlightenment and compassion.Elizabeth Weitzman IN THIS WORLD Running time: 90 mins. Rated R: Adult themes. In English, Farsi, and Pashtu with subtitles. At the Loews 34th St.3 STARS. The story of two young Afghan refugees searching for a better life, Michael Winterbottom's docudrama is, appropriately enough, a grueling experience marbled with moments of tentative elation. Facing bleak prospects in their bombed-out village, teenagers Jamal and Enayat (non-actors Jamal Udin Torabi and Enayatullah) will chance any risk to escape. Armed only with their wits and a few rupees, the pair sneak onto buses, trucks, trains and boats during an increasingly grim trip to London, their idea of the promised land. Winterbottom informs us that, though fictional, his story represents thousands of real lives, and there is a hardly a false note, which makes this both a difficult and exceedingly memorable film to watch.E.W. EMERALD COWBOY Running time: 117 mins. Unrated: Violence. In English and Spanish with subtitles. At Cinema Village. 1.5 STARS. According to this dramatized biography of his experiences as a Colombian emerald exporter, Japanese-born businessman Eishy Hayata is genius, saint and martyr. What he is not is a filmmaker. Having written, co- directed and played the lead in this awkward, ego-driven memoir, Hayata has turned a genuinely compelling life story into an embarrassing vanity production. Re-creating his battles with a corrupt government, mercenary colleagues and even vicious drug lords, Hayata clearly sees himself as a self-made hero. It would be easier for us to admire him if he weren't also such a self-aggrandizing one.E.W.If you're going to splurge on a pricey designer bag, why not make sure some of your money finds a good home? Harper's Bazaar has teamed with UNICEF, Portero and eBay to offer nearly 30 purses, from designers including Chloe, Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs, in an auction that gives all net profits to tsunami relief. Visit www.harpersbazaar.com and click the auction banner on the left.He doesn't like being called grumpy, but if the sock fits ...The sock salesman deemed the "grumpiest man on Earth" by actress isn't embracing the title - but he isn't denying it, either. "I have my moments," acknowledged , 45, owner of The Sock Man on St. Marks Place. "I'm from . We all have our moments." Sevigny recently told a reporter Rosen was the ultimate crab while discussing a pair of tights she bought from him. "I love that place, but the guy's the grumpiest man on Earth. He's like the , but he sells socks," Sevigny said, referring to the nasty chef made famous on "Seinfeld." Indeed, staff and customers say Rosen steals employees' sandwiches, slyly puts trash in irritating patrons' bags and yells at people for browsing too long. But for a grump, Rosen was decidedly Zen about Sevigny's comments. "She still shops here, so I'm not going to say anything to dis her," he said, sipping a cup of peppermint tea. "I'd rather let it go and say I'm the grumpiest sock man in . I don't care. I'm the Sock Nazi." The city does seem to bring out many folks' inner curmudgeon. The Soup Nazi earned his moniker by denying soup to customers who ordered incorrectly. Then there's superintendent , who was dubbed the city's "crankiest super" after placing his tenants' trash bins on the roof. As for Rosen, longtime Sock Man employee Luis Acevedo, 33, agrees that his service doesn't always knock your socks off - so to speak. "He's grumpy toward all the customers. He's just grumpy as hell," he said. In addition to eating staffers' lunches, he also has tried to sell any personal items they leave in the shop. , 23, who has worked at The Sock Man for more than a year, recalled Rosen's response to a customer who kept trying on socks, despite a store policy against it. "I really can't stand you," Rosen barked at the woman. "You shouldn't come back here anymore." Forget haggling, said , 27, who works at a tattoo shop next-door. Tkach's girlfriend asked for a discount on Christmas Eve when she picked out $83 in merchandise. Rosen took a measly $3 off the bill. Pirino said some customers deserve the icy treatment but, "As a store owner, he probably shouldn't act like that." Rosen, a resident who wears his long, curly hair in a ponytail, encouraged Sevigny to walk a mile in his socks. "Dealing with retail isn't the easiest thing, and maybe she came in when I was grumpy," he said, then added gruffly, "Maybe she was upset that I didn't know who she was." Is it - just maybe - time for to find a nice, comfortable sitcom and settle down? Because the movie thing really isn't working out the way it should be. Granted, we appreciate that she chose to play a Daily News reporter in "The " (PG-13, $28.95). But that's pretty much the highlight of this contrived action comedy, in which she and fight, flirt, and uncover corruption in the .  doesn't always make the best choices either, though she does get credit for making daring ones. Her sexual thriller "" (R, $27.96) is basically late-night cable fare classed up with a cast that includes as Moore's husband, and as the call girl who seduces them both. Solid actors also struggle through "" (R, $26.98), a melodrama starring and as parents who've recently lost their teenage son; "An Education"'s is the young woman carrying his child. Better is 's incisive and unsparing indie "" (R, $29.98), in which 's abrasive slacker dares everyone—including us—to like and hate him at the same time. More in the mood for some mindless viewing? We've got a few guilty pleasures on offer. Start with "" (PG-13, $29.99), a cheerfully broad comedy featuring as an overwhelmed bride-to-be. The straight-to-DVD romance "Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed" (NR, $19.93) stars and . And if you start humming as soon as you see the title "Don't You Forget About Me" (R, $19.99), you're definitely the audience for this look at the legacy of , with , , and . There isn't much on the TV front, though it is time to say goodbye to 's troubled detective in "Saving Grace: The Final Season" (NR, $49.98). And you'd better move fast if you want to catch up with the fourth year of "Psych" (NR, $59.98): season five begins this week. Finally, make some kids (and kids-at-heart) happy with the charming special ": 20 Years and Still Counting" (NR, $14.98), which was originally hosted by in 1989. There's also the more recent  ": Triton's Revenge" (NR, $16.99), which offers creative casting at its finest when guest stars and play mother and son.Eleven-year-old Aniyah Smith shook up her regular breakfast routine Tuesday with a new treat: sushi.Smith bought her unusual meal at the newly opened Pop-Tarts World in , where the toaster staples are the inspiration for confections ranging from trail mix to sundaes.Sweet-toothed passersby were instantly drawn inside the sugary storefront, not far from similar M&M's and 's outposts."I think this is really cool. If I could, I would eat Pop-Tarts for breakfast every day, all year," said , 18, of , as he pondered the menu, ultimately deciding on a berry sundae.Some customers at the 42nd St. shop, which is renting until at least January, thought the store was over-the-top - and too icky sweet."Pop-Tarts are the ultimate road-trip food," acknowledged , 39, of , "but it is a bit weird. I didn't know that Pop-Tarts warranted a whole store."Other folks were positively eating up the shop, which boasted several dozen Pop-Tarts-inspired snacks and desserts and a "varietizer" machine that allowed shoppers to customize their own box of pastries., for one, wanted even more."I like Pop-Tarts," said the 18-year-old from , "but when I first heard about it, I thought there would be more merchandise and make-your-own. I would give it an B-, C+."Her mom, , added, "It's a bit disappointing. This store is not 'Pop'ping."Well, she's no .'s daughter, , is facing some serious backlash from an Australian parents group over a new violently dark music video for her song "Play With Me."The suicide-themed clip shows a 25-year-old Lattanzi in various states of self-inflicted violence: maimed and electrocuted in a bathtub, pointing a gun at her own head, and graphically slitting her wrist while in bed with a man."I think it's sad that this young woman has such a need for attention that she needs to push the envelope of good taste and appropriateness this far," and the Media president told ."This simply glamorizes a range of harmful behaviors and does nothing to help empower young people to cope [with] relationship problems," she added."Never knew love could hurt like this / What is this feeling?" Lattanzi sings at one point. Later, cocaine fuels a drug binge during which a second woman lies nearby, seemingly overdosed or passed out.But Lattanzi maintains the video was made "purely for artistic value." She responded to her critics from down under with a video titled "Thank You To All The Fans And Haters" in which she said, "Some people are taking it a little bit too seriously."I know it may be quite disturbing but I appreciate you tuning in and all the opinions that are voiced."Mom Olivia Newton-John has yet to comment.Mr. Paradise By Elmore Leonard Morrow, $25.95 Elmore Leonard took his sweet time coming home, but after two long decades, he has once again set a novel in Detroit, and for sure, "Mr. Paradise" has that Motor City reverb. "I'm too lazy to move" is how one character explains staying put, even though relocating to Manhattan would stoke her career as a Victoria's Secret model. There's also less traffic in Detroit, which means she can drive fast. There is, of course, nothing lazy about Kelly Barr, another of Leonard's sublimely savvy female characters, who will educate the acting chief of homicide, Frank Delsa, to the ways of a smart, aggressively sensuous woman. But first they have to get past the little matter of Kelly's having assumed the identity of her friend Chloe on the occasion of the prostitute's demise. Leonard never restricts himself to one perp per novel as Kelly and Delsa stumble across each other in the course of seamy pursuits. In "Mr. Paradise," there's the execution of three Mexican drug dealers as well as the nut crime - the murder of 84-year-old former personal-injuries lawyer Tony Paradiso, found shot dead in front of his television with an expired topless cheerleader on his lap. Kelly and Chloe look enough alike to be twins and act like sisters, except that Kelly earns her living on the runway while Chloe earns hers on her back. Chloe reckons she has a good thing going when the old guy starts paying her $5,000 a week to dance next to his TV set in a bitsy pleated skirt as he replays Wolverine games. Plus, he promises his generosity will continue beyond the grave. On the night Chloe and Paradiso are taken out, Kelly is upstairs with the lawyer's fetch-it man, Montez Taylor. First Chloe conscripts her as part of the evening's entertainment, then Taylor brutally intimidates her into passing as Chloe to get at whatever the old man stashed in a safe deposit box in the now-dead hooker's name. So it is that Kelly presents herself to Delsa as the woman she isn't. Leonard, now in his 70s, has got pop culture down cold, from Eminem to bikini waxes. What's always to marvel at is his ability to establish a fully idiosyncratic character in a terse phrase. From the redneck hit men Krupa and Fontana to Lloyd, Paradiso's Uncle Tom houseman, Leonard creates another crew of miscreants and misfits who believably walk the walk and, more importantly, talk the talk. Because when it comes to dialogue, Leonard proves in his 39th novel that it's still the case that nobody does it better. E-mail: sconnelly@edit.nydailynews.comThey claim killed their little girl.The parents of a British 15-year-old schoolgirl blame "huge pressure" and "modern complexities" of social networking Web sites for the suicide of their teen daughter, The Online reported Monday. Holly Grogan jumped 30 feet to her death from a bridge last week and was hit by traffic after abusive messages were relentlessly posted onto her Facebook page, according to Times Online.Her parents, Steve, 45, and Anita, 44, warned other families of the dangers of cyberbullying. "Holly struggled to cope with the huge pressures placed upon her by the modern complexities of 'friendship groups' and social networking," her parents said in a statement. "Every responsibile parent will empathize with our constant battle to instill self-belief and confidence in our children."Holly, who attended in , "had the biggest smile in the world," but was targeted by girls at the Catholic school, said her friend , 16."Girls used to gang up on her and call her names and she didn't have anything to say back," Chloe said. "She just froze up. Girls used to bully her on Facebook and leave comments on her wall calling her names. They've probably all deleted them now."The bullying was so bad at Holly's first school that she had to switch, said Chloe, who attends Chosen Hill secondary school in . But the abuse didn't stop."I heard that the girls who bullied her at her old school told their friends at her new school to bully her as well, and so it just kept on and on," Chloe told Times Online. “Apparently there was a girl at her school yesterday who was running around crying because she used to bully her, but she should have thought about that at the time."Despite the tragedy, Holly's parents, and her brother Tom, 17, held on to happy memories of their "beuatiful, kind and caring Holly," whose "outwardly vivacious zest for life was apparent to all who knew her." The Grogans were also found solace through cybermessages of support."The family has been greatly comforted by the comments and tributes left on various social networking sites," the Grogans' statement said.Holly's ordeal and subsequent suicide echoes the tragedy of in . The 13-year-old user connected with a group of people who created a fake account in 2006 under the name "." When one of the fake users, writing as Josh, told Megan the world would be a better place without her, Megan hanged herself in her bedroom.An adventurous pooch survived an icy swim in the Hudson Friday thanks to quick-thinking cops.A harbor unit detective jumped into the 46-degree waters off of Pier 59 and saved 4-year-old Chloe, a rambunctious German Shepherd."I gave her a big hug," said relieved owner Mark Stoss, 42, who lives aboard a catamaran docked near the driving range. "She was just petrified."Stoss said he was coming back to the boat this morning after successfully fighting a ticket for walking Chloe in when he heard noises under the pier."I was walking down the dock, and I heard squeaking," he said. "I just started to panic."He found the pooch under the floating dock, petrified. She must have fallen from the deck of his boat and swam toward the shore, Stoss said."Her head was just above the water," he said.Stoss called 9-1-1, and an harbor unit pulled their boat close to where Chloe was waiting under a piling.Detective Matthew Sherman pulled on gear and jumped into the 20-foot-deep water, while and waited aboard the black zodiac with a line to toss. The dog swam out from the pier and they were able to help her onto the zodiac.After a warm shower and some cuddling, Chloe was doing great.Stoss said that it wasn't the dog's first dip in the Hudson - she also jumped in once during the summer. But he said he hoped that now she would stay out of trouble for at least a little while."She's fearless. She's a wild child," Stoss said. "But when I'm here, she's a lamb."A 13-year-old summer school student was shot in the leg Thursday near a Queens school, setting off a swift lockdown of 1,000 children, officials said.A bullet struck the boy in the leg as students were being dismissed from Public School 43 on Beach 29th St. about noon.The student, who was not identified, flagged down a lifeguard on about four blocks away, sources said.He was taken to , where he was in stable condition, officials said.A fight preceded the gunfire, but it was unclear if the teen was the intended target.The gunfire caused a panic among children and administrators."When they told us there was a gunshot, I was scared in case someone was still out there," said a 10-year-old student. -"Project Runway" (Bravo) - When the final five get their latest challenge - designing complete makeovers for each other - they are horrified. Worse yet, they have to walk the runway themselves. Daniel V. chooses to dress pixie-like Chloe in a cinching scarlet number with a leather corset that leaves judge Michael Kors questioning the effort Daniel put into the task, given his immunity. Worse yet, Santino dresses hippie Kara in a too-tight body suit that he glued onto her at the last minute and that fell apart on the runway. Chloe won the challenge for dressing Nick in a pink-accented, pinstripe pants-and-vest ensemble - her first stab at men's wear - but Nick was sent packing for outfitting Daniel in an overambitious (and girly) suit. NOW THAT'S GOOD TV: With peacemaker Andrae gone, Nick and Santino were free to clash. The best moment was when Santino childishly began repeating everything Nick said (repeating everything Nick said). -"Skating With Celebrities" (Fox) - This week was all about injuries. First, fearless Kristy Swanson and her daredevil partner, Lloyd Eisler, successfully repeated the move that nearly cost them the competition and caused quite the chin wound last week. Then, Jillian Barberie pulled a muscle in her ribs, but managed to skate through the pain. Lastly, Bruce Jenner fell on his face in practice and had to have 16 stitches above his eye. "Do I think skating is dangerous?" the 55-year-old former Olympian asked. "You're damn right I do. Skating is not for sissies." Playing it safe didn't pay off for Nancy Kerrigan and Dave Coulier, though, and they were booted. NOW THAT'S GOOD TV: Few people pay attention to the ridiculous things the announcers say at the start of the show. This week's classic opener was scarier than Jenner's bleeder: "Bringing more sparkle to the ice than a 2006 Zamboni." Groan.The energy is being considered as a partial contributor to the death of a British student at a club last year.An inquest into the September 2008 death of revealed Monday that the 21-year-old had consumed around four cans of the caffeine-loaded drink along with several VKs - a vodka-based drink that also contains caffeine - before suddenly collapsing around 3 a.m. on a dance floor in the city of Hull. Leach had been diagnosed with epilepsy in 2001 and was also believed to suffer from QT syndrome, a condition that affects the electric activity in the heart. Hull coroner ruled out drug consumption and excessive drinking, saying that Leach died of natural causes.  "Chloe was out that evening enjoying herself with friends as young people do," Saul said. "None of the events leading up to her death reflected badly on her or any of her friends."  The most likely trigger of Leach's collapse was Long QT Syndrome, said , a consultant neuropathologist who spoke at the inquest. Although Chloe was never officially diagnosed with the syndrome, she had a QT "upper limit" which could have increased in the years following her scans."QT sufferers are prone to sudden arrests, the threat of which may not be detected during normal scans," Scott said. "The QT levels may have grown over a few years, or it may have been artificially pushed over the limit by caffeine." Leach took her epilepsy medication regularly and was vigilant about her caffeine intake, said her mother, Tina. "Chloe was careful regarding her consumption of caffeine," said. "She would drink Red Bull occasionally and was aware it contained caffeine." contains 80 milligrams of caffeine in each can, compared to 40 milligrams in an average cup of coffee. isn't just 's home; it's her vacation."I have to travel to or wherever for work," she says. "But New York, I hate being busy in New York. I'd rather just sit in all day and not do anything."The resident has been taking a breather since the end of her series "," but she has just hit the big screen with "Mr. Nice," in which she plays , the wife of (), a Welsh-born drug dealer who specialized in hashish and racked up almost four dozen pseudonyms while on the run from the law.The real Howard is still living, and so is the real Judy."I met her near the end of the shoot, in . She lives there," says Sevigny. "And then we've been emailing for a while. She's an awesome woman."This month, Sevigny will debut her fourth collection for Opening Ceremony in a runway show — the first time the retailer has ever taken to the catwalk for any of its lines. Looking pretty in a summer dress of her own design, the actress sat at the Playwright pub on Eighth Ave . to talk about New York nightlife, her stylish brother and her drag queen doppelganger.Where would you wear your new line in New York? Well, I live in the East Village, so of course I would wear it there. I would wear it for cocktails somewhere. I mean, do we want to get specific?If you want to reveal where you go. I go everywhere.Do you ever get hassled by people who recognize you?I just go where I want to go and whatever happens, happens, you know? I go to this party on Sundays at Sway, it's like a Smiths night thing, and it's usually like a lot of foreigners that come up to me there. So it depends on where you're going. I go eat at Raoul's all the time, nobody says anything, or Omen, nobody says anything. At Veselka, sometimes kids come up to me. I think it's more where the tourists are, maybe?Do people ask you about "Big Love "?"Big Love," or they say, "Oh, I love your style." There's a lot of that. I don't know what that means. Or, "I've loved you since "Kids." I get that a lot. And I go, " That was like 500 years ago."Do you do any star spotting of your own?I saw on the street the other day. It was hot. He checked me out, but I don't think he knew who I was. I was in sunglasses.Your older brother Paul is a DJ and nightlife impresario. Was he always cool?I hero-worshipped him. I didn't look up to singers or anything, I didn't have that many icons, but I was really into my brother. He was like the coolest thing on the planet. He was really into skateboarding. He was a hard-core kid, used to go to this club called the Anthrax all the time and when New York bands would come through they would stay at our house, like the kids from Burn and stuff.Did you take style cues from him?His high-school sweetheart, this girl named Ellie, was my style icon. I just wanted to be her and listen to everything she listened to.How often do you and Paul hang out?He went away to school, because he was a delinquent. He got shipped off ... and then he went away to college and came back and now we live three blocks from each other in the city. When my career first started picking up and I used to go to a lot of film festivals, during "" and that whole period, I brought him everywhere with me. He was really charismatic, obviously, and handsome and charming and everybody liked to talk to him. And I was really shy, so I could let him talk to everybody. Are you sad that "Big Love" is over? I'm relieved that I don't have to go back to L.A. anymore. That was really disruptive. I'm sad to say goodbye to the character and I'm sad to say goodbye to my friends and everyone who worked on the show. I had to go out to L.A. for work recently and I stayed with , in her guest house. What is Jeanne Tripplehorn's guest house like? She'd just had the bathroom redone, and she had fresh fl owers and a water decanter for me, and fresh towels. ... She cooked for me every morning and night, we had wine, we played with her son, talked to her husband. It was better than a hotel.Have you seen this guy who does drag impersonations of you on ?I met him. He was terrified. ... He was like, "I thought you were going to be mean to me!" And we just joked. The videos are really funny, but I don't know, to me it's not me, it's just some sort of art piece.What are you going to do next? Release a single? A cookbook?[Laughs] Not right now. No. No. I gave this kid some money to do a short film, and there's this book I might help publish. I try to do things like that, help kids out I know, who are trying to show stuff. At the fashion show, I'm working with this new artist and we're going to showcase some of his work there. I'm trying to get into a kind of patron mode.Real or faux, diamonds have always been a girl's well, you know. After all, sparkling rocks make us look rich and glamorous, even if we're not. Ever since Dolce & Gabbana and Chloe sent diamante togs down the runway, gem-studded clothes and accessories have been glittering all over town. Even though you can never have too many diamonds, the best way to wear them is as one blinding accessory. We've spotted women at stylish parties doing just that with a sleek rhinestone belt, necklace, dog leash (or two) and body art. *1 June Hayes, a public relations executive, wears a Dolce & Gabbana rhinestone cummerbund. 2 Model Imani Powell flashes her diamante eyebrows. 3 Singer Aaliyah sparkles in a dangly hip belt. 4 Janice Combs, Puffy's vivacious mom, says even her pooches deserved to be pampered with dazzling leashes. 5 Public relations exec Jackie Mangione sports a Dolce & Gabbana diamante choker.Here's a tough job: selling in the heart of .So, the Store pulled out all the stops at its grand openingon Thursday:a boardwalk with real sand, lobster sandwiches and salt water taffy, and an impersonator.Nothing’s for sale at the storefront on Broadway and 11th St. — the space designed to drum up interest in excursions to Jersey’s shore towns.Joining the effort was ’s Miss Crustacean — a hermit crab named Copa Crabana and a guy in a bathing suit building sand sculptures.“It’s a little bit of the beach in the city. You don’t see much of that.” said , a Chelsea resident who happened by.The store, sponsored by state tourism officials, will be open for at least six weeks. Future events include free poker lessons and spa treatments courtesy of shore resorts.Chloe is back in Salem, which turns out to be a big problem for Belle Friday on "Days of Our Lives.""Belle is coming out of an airport hotel room and she bumps right into Chloe," says Nadia Bjorlin, who just returned as popular Chloe Lane Black. "It's obviously a surprise for both of them. For Belle, it's even more of a surprise. Chloe says, 'Oh, my gosh. You guys are here on your honeymoon! I don't want to bother you, but I'd love to say 'Hi' to Shawn." Unfortunately, newlywed Belle isn't there with her new husband, Shawn. She's there with Chloe's ex, Philip. "Belle acts all nervous and some of her answers don't really add up," says Bjorlin. "Then she gets a phone call on her cell from Shawn. Chloe starts figuring out, 'Wait a minute. He's not here? Okay, where can I find Philip?' Belle claims not to know where Philip is. She doesn't have his number. Right then, Philip comes walking out of the hotel room." Busted! Viewers know that Belle agreed to spend one last night with Philip in exchange for Philip helping Shawn get back in good with the police department. And that they also have feelings for each other ... "Philip spends the next few episodes trying to convince Chloe that nothing's going on," says Bjorlin. "He says, 'We're just talking about Claire, but we keep it from Shawn to keep Shawn from feeling jealous.' Chloe doesn't buy it for a second. She's a smarter cookie than that." Chloe pretends to believe Philip, though. Then she shares some news of her own. "She tells him, 'Life didn't really work out the way that I thought it would. The career didn't come as easy as I thought it would.' "She's not the same naive, sweet Chloe. Even though Chloe has always had a bit of cynicism and sarcasm to her, it's been amplified since she went to live abroad, got married and is now divorced." Yup - Chloe and Brady are divorced. "It would be easy to say, 'I'm back in town. I'm divorced. Now, I want Philip.' But we're not quite sure what Chloe's intentions are," Bjorlin continued. "She does instigate a little something with Philip, but then she realizes Philip wants nothing to do with her. He only has eyes for Belle." Which Chloe will use to her advantage. "That makes Chloe go, 'Hmmm' and the wheels start to spin," says Bjorlin. "She has grown up!" Pouring for Charity: There will be a celebrity bartending event for Pancreatic Cancer next Thursday (7-10 p.m.) at Blondies Sports Bar, 212 W. 79th St. in Manhattan. Scheduled to be behind the bar are "As the World Turns'" Jennifer Landon (Gwen), whose father, Michael Landon, died of the disease; Martha Byrne (Lily) and Grayson McCouch (Dusty); "All My Children's" Thorsten Kaye (Zach), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) and Colin Egglesfield (Josh); "Guiding Light's" Robert Bogue (Mallet), Beth Ehlers (Harley), Gina Tognoni (Dinah), Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus), and "One Life to Live's" Michael Easton (John), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) and Melissa Archer (Natalie). For more info, go to Please do not call the bar - they have no information! Comings and Goings: Betty White appears on "Ugly Betty" Thursday, then returns to "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Ann on Dec. 10. ... Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) has been bumped to recurring status on "General Hospital" after 33 years. Don't touch that dial: Jack is busted next week on "The Young and the Restless" (12:30, CBS) by the person he hates most in the world: his father's widow, Gloria! Hinsey is the editor of Soap Opera Weekly.Daniel splits with Kate next week on "Days of Our Lives" and goes right for Chloe - who is engaged to Kate's son, Lucas."It's something he just can't seem to control," says Shawn Christian, who plays the devilish doctor. "He had her in his arms at midnight on New Year's and a phone call stopped them. Either that or a twitch of morality." There's not much "morality" at the engagement party Kate throws for Lucas and Chloe later in the week. "Lucas decks Daniel at the party because he thinks Daniel dumped Kate," says Christian. "Daniel probably deserves it on many levels, but it's actually Kate who breaks up with Daniel. She wants to focus on her family and her health." After being dumped and decked, Daniel courts danger. "He goes upstairs after he gets decked by Lucas and he finds Chloe," says Christian. "Her dress happens to be unzipped. Gentleman that he is, he helps her. Then he expresses his feelings, and she expresses her feelings." After all these months of denial, Daniel and Chloe finally admit they care about each other. "Everything explodes in this room," says Christian. "It's raw, honest emotion. Once the feelings are out, she starts slapping him and hitting him. She tells him, 'I hate you!' Rather than just jump each other's bones, they resist. He genuinely says it's not just about sex. It would be easier on both of them if it was just sex." In the course of all that slapping and denying, things eventually go where they insist they don't want them to. "If you've seen the fantasies Daniel has been having, then you know what's been going on in his head. Actually, he has shown remarkable restraint up to this party." Clothes start coming off, but then the third corner of their triangle comes looking for her. "Lucas finds them before anything serious happens," says Christian. "He knocks on the door and they scamper to their respective corners in complete denial." No one is the wiser at the party, and the two vow to keep things strictly platonic. "But the next day Chloe goes to Daniel's apartment to confront him on this very issue. The scene opens with, 'This will never happen again!'" Yeah, right. "Now that they've laid their cards on the table, so to speak, it's going to get really interesting," says Christian. "That zipper works the other way, too!" A blown transformer caused the ferry crash that injured 15 passengers this week, officials said yesterday."We know a transformer failed, and things went from there," said Staten Island ferry . The four-year-old ferry, the , struck a pier at the St. George Terminal on Wednesday evening. The vessel was taken out of service for repairs. DeSimone said the ferry fleet undergoes quarterly inspections by the and additional city checks he compared to preventive maintenance. The transformer wouldn't normally be inspected and would be expected to last about 15 years, he said. The city plans to question the manufacturer about why this one failed so soon, DeSimone said. The crew acted well in piloting the ferry into the slip safely and with relatively minor injuries, he said. Standard alcohol and drug tests are pending. "I'm not minimizing what happened, but from time to time you're going to have some problems," DeSimone said.Some terrorists.The four fools who conspired to blow up two synagogues in the name of Allah were booze-swilling losers who hung out at a Roman Catholic community center in upstate Newburgh. "Amateurs," Bloomberg said Friday. "That doesn't mean they couldn't have killed a lot of people. But they were not part of a professional worldwide terrorist ring." The alleged ringleader was 44-year-old , a career crook from the Bronx who converted to Islam while in jail. His big sister, , called him "the stupidest man on the planet." "I'm still waiting for the punchline," Walker, 45, said yesterday. "This is a like a joke to me. I'm waiting for the camera to come out of the closet and say, 'This is Candid Camera.'" His cohorts are , 28, a former chef who also did time for drug dealing; , 32; and Haitian immigrant Lagueere Payen, deemed too insane to be deported after an assault conviction. Both Williamses spent a lot of time hanging around on Cromitie's porch in Newburgh. Neighbors said they routinely barbecued and boozed it up even though devout Muslims shun alcohol and pork. Another haunt for the gang: the , a Catholic shelter open to people of all faiths. "Those four would come into our ministry and sit down and drink coffee on a regular basis," said a source. "They never caused trouble. They just sat and drank their coffee and talked. Maybe they were plotting?"With For the longest time, brooches looked like grandma's jewelry. No longer. Thanks to pin enthusiasts like Jennifer Lopez and Chloe Sevigny, they're the hottest accessory since, well, J.Lo's diamond hoops. But if you want to look hip, don't wear your brooch the old-fashioned way: on a lapel. Take your cue from the stars and affix it to a hat, handbag or even a belt. If you don't have a family heirloom, shop for what looks like one at vintage stores and flea markets around the city. The trendiest styles are Art Deco-inspired and glitter with rhinestones or diamonds. But remember, it doesn't matter if it's real or fake - it's how you wear it.Fashionable girls around town are giving everyone the cold shoulder. No, they're not being snippy. They're stepping out in sexy off-the-shoulder styles. This great '80s look has made a comeback, thanks to designers like Chloe's Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton's Marc Jacobs and Victor Alfaro. They know how to cut tops that fall seductively. The wide-necked blouses and dresses we've been spotting at parties around town are made of slippery fabrics like silk and satin. Take a tip from "MTV House of Style" host Molly Sims and wear a strategically placed diamond or rhinestone brooch: It will weigh down one side.With "," has placed a bet that teenage girls will watch a mash-up of teen romance and supernatural powers that doesn't involve vampires or werewolves.Even better, the network gives the supernatural powers to the girl. Smart move, and it should enhance the chances "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" will get at least one decent television life. plays , who is about to turn 16 and is so smart and pretty that one of the show's toughest challenges might be making viewers believe she's never been kissed.She swears she hasn't, at least since she was 7, and that's the dramatic launching pad for the show. With her 16th birthday just hours away, she tells her best friends Amy (Grace Phipps) and Paul () that her life has been so unremarkable that she's just dying for something exciting to happen.She may not have been thinking that would mean being pushed off a 12-story tower, but that's one of the things that happens, and afterward she has to admit it does qualify as "remarkable" in a don't-want-to-do-it-again sort of way.It turns out that Chloe, who was adopted as an infant in , belongs to an ancient exotic race called the Mai, pronounced "my," who fall halfway between humans and gods.For many centuries they were friends and protectors of humans. Then, alas, the two sides had a falling-out and now some humans want to eradicate all surviving Mai.That's not necessarily the news you want to hear for your Sweet 16, but it does come with an upside, which is that Chloe can jump a little higher and move a little faster than the other kids at her high school. She can also turn her fingers into razor claws, which is helpful in self-defense situations.Oh yeah, at the risk of spoiling things, she can survive a 12-story fall, though we are warned she can't do that indefinitely.Nor does she want to. Even if you live, it seems that falling 12 stories onto a concrete sidewalk hurts. Go figure.Tomorrow night's first episode sets up Chloe's situation and starts her on the path to sorting it all out. Who can she tell? Who can she trust? Who's on first?Meanwhile, heeding one of the elementary vampire show lessons, "Chloe King" sets all this against a backdrop of clever teenage banter and the awesomeness of teenage romance.It's an age when everything has extreme dramatic urgency, and ABC Family is betting that between the fate of a supernatural race and tough decisions that Chloe's new powers force her to make about hot guys, the channel's teenage viewers won't even miss the vampires.'Hiding my true feelings is not my strong suit," divulges Chloe, the narrator of "The Truth About ­Diamonds," the new novel by ­Nicole Richie. Richie seems to have similar troubles, if this 224-page "fictional account" is in any way autobiographical - which we suspect it is. In fact, Richie's flawed protagonist has a number of things in common with the ­author: Chloe, born of humble origins, is adopted by a rock superstar and subsequently battles - quite publicly - her drug ­addiction. More notably, there's Chloe's partner in crime, Simone. This tall, leggy, Paris-like figure, who's "famous for being famous," and "inarticulate to the point of mental incompetence," loses her cell phone (its contents are then posted online) and stars in a night-vision-enhanced sex tape - just to name a few, er, coincidences. Richie's clumsy writing is thoroughly ­entertaining, but is reading a thinly veiled account of a celebrity's life worth anyone's time? "Most celebrity fiction is ferociously bad ­because most celebrities, by definition, lack the essential ability to stand outside looking in," says Ben MacIntyre, writer at large for The Times of London. "One can either see or be seen." Still someone just keeps on publishing them. The laundry list of celebs who have taken the author route includes Ethan Hawke, Kirk Douglas, Joan Collins, Ivana Trump, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando and even Pamela Anderson. At least critics don't seem to have fallen for the hype. Hawke's "Ash Wednesday" was described by The Boston Globe as "unfinished, unpolished, as if we are hearing an early draft." The Palm Beach Post yawned that Anderson's "Star" was "tediously naive." In all fairness, Daisy Maryles, executive ­editor of Publishers Weekly, believes the bad reviews may be prompted as much by the ­authors' day jobs as by their poor writing. "People will go out of their way to slam the book," says Maryles, "because [the authors] are successful in other areas." In the same way that movies panned by critics still rake in cash at the box office, poorly reviewed celebrity-penned novels don't seem to suffer. "A lot of buzz comes out about these books, and a lot of people are paying attention," says Maryles. Anderson's "Star" reached No. 11 on the Publishers Weekly fiction best-seller list. A few stars, such as Steve Martin, have straddled the creative divide with aplomb. Most recently, Martin's novella "Shopgirl" was adapted into a somewhat well-received film. But with the public still fascinated by stars' every move, it seems that virtually anything with a celebrity face attached to it will sell, and sell well. Snoop Dogg frankfurters, anyone?A satisfying slice of kitchen-sink realism, "" follows Lorraine () and Marie (), who are trying to get on with life after being released from an English prison.In some ways, it recalls 's "Getting Out," but British playwright breathes fresh life into the subject with a tough and tender story that flows like an indie movie. Over 85 minutes and 11 scenes set in Marie's squalid flat, the women's lives and relationship - past and present - slowly come into focus. It's not a very pretty picture.Moss' dialogue always rings true, except for having Marie ask about Lorraine's crime — a point that would have come up in prison. Otherwise, she peppers the play with smart, telling details: For example, the widower next door, seen from Marie's  window, searches 24/7 for "treasure" with a metal detector, underscoring that the women are after better lives.Guided with a firm but not overbearing touch by , who directs the production, the actresses play off each other beautifully. Pill, seen recently in "The ," is much more at home in this contemporary setting. There's no one better at playing wounded young women.Falco, on a break from "," brings volatility and vulnerability to the shaky Lorraine, who's forever adjusting her goggle-size eyeglasses and standing with a leg propped to the side. Finding a balance in life has never been easy. has apologized for comments made to FOXnews.com in which he said Mormons supportive of California Proposition 8, a constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state, were 'un-American'.FOXnews.com reports that in a statement issued through his publicist, Hanks said "I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the promise of our Constitution; it is codified discrimination . . .But everyone has a right to vote their conscience; nothing could be more American . . . To say members of the who contributed to Proposition 8 are 'un-American' creates more division when the time calls for respectful disagreement. No one should use 'un- American' lightly or in haste. I did. I should not have."Hanks made his initial remarks to FOXnews.com at the premiere of the , of which he is a producer.In the series plays a fundamentalist Mormon who's broken from the church to engage in a polygamous marriage with three wives, played by , , and . SERIES 8:00 p.m. (NBC) "Friends." This is a repeat of the episode that sends Joey (Matt Le Blanc) to Las Vegas - setting the stage for the gang to follow, and, in the season cliffhanger (repeated next week), head to the chapel. 10:30 (COM) "Frank Leaves for the Orient." Frank (Stan Cahill), with only days to go before he heads to Japan, bumps into his old girlfriend Chloe (Meredyth Hunt), a heartbreaker who, in this clever episode, grabs hold of his heart all over again. SPORTS 8:00 p.m. (9) "WWF Smackdown." This is the third installment of this new Thursday UPN series - and the last time it won't face any serious network competition. Next week, Fox premieres a double dose of its highly anticipated "Action" series; the week after that, NBC rolls out the season premieres of "Friends" and "Frasier." NONFICTION 10:00 (ABC) "Nightline in Primetime." Science and emotion: can the heart play as big a part as the mind, even in the operating room and laboratory? Robert Krulwich explores the issue tonight - and based on how much heart he's thrown into this wonderful prime-time summer series, it's a good bet which side he'll end up taking. MOVIES 8:00 p.m. (AMC) "The Grapes of Wrath." This 1940 movie, starring Henry Fonda and John Ford, is still so potent, and so stirringly acted and photographed, that it's a joy to watch whenever it's televised. And wherever you are, if you're watching this movie tonight, I'll be there. SPECIALS 8:00 p.m. (MTV) "16th Annual MTV Video Music Awards." Live from the Met, it's Chris Rock? Yes, it is - and Rock is an inspired repeat host for this year's fest, which seeks inspiration from its borrowed New York location, the Metropolitan Opera House. Scheduled performers include Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, Eminem and TLC. Video of the Year winner? My guess is "Livin' la Vida Loca," which even Rock, in his recent HBO comedy standup special, allowed was a catchy tune that wasn't vanishing from the cultural landscape any time soon. 9:00 (Fox) "Cheating Death: Catastrophes Caught on Tape." The title might suggest otherwise, but this Fox repeat does not contain any footage from UPN's "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer."Guess there is such a thing as bad publicity.New A-list hot spot Kenmare wound up in hot water after officials read about underground parties there in the gossip pages, the Daily News has learned.The Nolita hangout, whose backers include actress 's brother Paul, doesn't officially open to the public until March, but it's quickly becoming a celebrity staple, hosting private Fashion Week parties that attracted the likes of .But that's not how the owners of Kenmare portrayed the spot to the State Liquor Authority when it was granted a liquor license in early February.Officials were told Kenmare would be a simple restaurant that closed at midnight on weekdays with only "background music" - not a private, late-night party spot with a deejay and dancing into the wee hours."We are paying close attention to them," said . "They are supposed to be operating as a restaurant."Celebrity pictures site patrickmcmullan.com has photos of a Valentine's Day bash at Kenmare filled with smiling scenesters.Guy Vantresca, 54, lives above Kenmare and said he called the manager Valentine's night to complain about the thumping music."He told me the deejay was going to move everything downstairs to the lounge," Vantresca said.But Kenmare never told the SLA or Community Board 2, which first approved the opening, about the basement dance-floor, said Community Board 2 Chairwoman Jo Hamilton."When you read in a blog that Mick Jagger is dancing, it is illegal in that location," said.Kenmare's owner said "we are not yet open" but "did host our friends for a few dinners during Fashion Week."Jones said Kenmare could face penalties as severe as losing its liquor license.State officials Tuesday unveiled a $376.3 million plan to reduce delays, taxiing time and congestion at .The bad news: They'll have to close the airport's busiest runway for four months to do it. said the Bay Runway - which handles a third of the airport's activity - will be widened to 200 feet from 150 feet and get upgrades to its drainage and electrical systems. "What we're trying to accomplish here today is to really pull [JFK airport] into the 21st century," Paterson said. Port Authority Director , who described the rehab as "open heart surgery" on an airport, said the runway would have to be shut for 120 days next year. Officals said the would "reschedule flights" so the other three runways could "absorb" the extra traffic. "It will be only four months in development, but it will change this airport for all time," Paterson said. The Port Authority and the FAA will finance the rehab, which is expected to generate about 2,500 jobs. WHEN THE CAT'S AWAYColumbia TriStar 91 mins., rated R What Chloe (Garance Clavel) needs is to get a life. She's a single girl living in Paris, but she's still managed to look for love in all the wrong places. Then her four-footed feline friend disappears, setting this sweet comedy (and Chloe's life) into motion as Chloe enlists a cast of quirky characters to help search for her cat. Sallie Han FIRE DOWN BELOWWarner 95 mins. rated R There's supposedly an ecological message here somewhere, but "Fire Down below" is really just an excuse for Steven Seagal to lay a few beatings on some Kentucky rednecks. Looking lumpier and acting crankier than usual, Seagal plays an undercover EPA agent posing as a church handyman (dressed in expensive leather jackets) investigating toxic-waste dumping in the Appalachians. Despite Kris Kristofferson as the heavy and Marg Helgenberger as the small-town girl with a secret, "Fire" smells about as good as the gook the corporate baddies are dumping in the Kentucky coal mines. Robert Dominguez MASTERMINDSColumbia TriStar 120 mins., rated PG-13 Belligerent teen computer hacker Ozzie (Vincent Kartheiser) has just dropped off his little stepsister at her tony private school when a team of terrorists takes over the vast edifice. They are led by a former security consultant (Patrick Stewart), who plans to hold the wealthiest kids for ransom. Ozzie manages to dodge bullets and crimp the operation by fashioning a cell phone and setting plastic explosives, among other feats. The distasteful film works only as a very guilty pleasure for action buffs. Gerry Putzer HOODLUM MGM 135 mins., rated R A tedious Depression-era crime pic about Harlem racketeer Bumpy Johnson and his battle with sicko mobster Dutch Schultz. Laurence Fishburne and Tim Roth star in this handsome dud. Christopher Cornell, Knight-Ridder COMING SOONTUESDAY Cinderella (Disney) Career Girls (Fox) Picture Perfect (Fox) Temptress Moon (Miramax) Money Talks (New Line) Soul Food (Fox) Dream With the Fishes (Columbia TriStar) Children of the Revolution (Miramax)RACHMANINOFF TO RAVEL . Lorin Maazel conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring Honegger's Pacific 231, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloe" at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. 7:30 p.m., $25-$90 (tickets to an open rehearsal at 9:45 a.m. are $15). Broadway and 65th St. (212) 875-5656. THEY'VE GOT SKIN COVERED . Tina Alster, founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, offers free skin-care tips at the Lancome counters at Saks Fifth Ave. and Bergdorf Goodman. Visitors learn about the latest trends in at-home skin care, test Lancome's new Resurface Peel and receive a personalized skin-care analysis. At Saks (611 Fifth Ave.), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. At Bergdorf (754 Fifth Ave.), 5-6 p.m. THE DOG DAY OF WINTER . New York Dog magazine hosts a Doggie Day Out at W New York Union Square. Parade your canine before a panel of judges and chat with expert holistic vets, doggie chefs and groomers. 7-9 p.m., free. 201 Park Ave. South, at 17th St. (888) 718-4764. PIERCES PIECES . The Pierces, a sister duo from Birmingham, Ala., perform tracks from their latest release, "Light of the Moon," at the Living Room. 9 p.m., no cover/one-drink minimum. 154 Ludlow St., between Stanton and Rivington Sts. (212) 533-3376. WAY TO GLOW . The Empire State Building shines bright white. Dusk to midnight, 34th St. and Fifth Ave. Fax complete information on openings and other events to (212) 210-2203 or E-mail bheldman@edit.nydailynews.com.New York Democrats vowed Wednesday to go to to urge Senate Republicans to confirm for the Supreme Court. City Controller and mayoral hopeful , the , and several City Council members urged that Sotomayor's nomination not get bogged down in partisan bickering. "It is important that we not mire or in any way muddy with partisan politics the true American story of what this young lady has accomplished," Sharpton said outside the housing project where Sotomayor grew up. "She has more experience as a judge than any judge presently sitting on the Supreme Court," he said. "There should be no question on either side about affirming her." Criticism from Republicans in the Senate has been relatively mild, and the biggest fight so far has been whether hearings can start before the August recess. Thompson urged the Senate to work quickly. "It is important that ...Democrats and Republicans and independents come together, that themembers of the Senate all work as quickly as possible, in a focused fashion, to get this nomination approved," he said. At the Houses, where the 54-year-old federal appeals court judge grew up, locals said Sotomayor was a role model. "Someone coming from the projects and getting a high achievement like that, that's a big milestone," said Jadira Goodine, 31. "If she can make it out of the projects, anyone can." "I'm happy for her," said Elba Rosario, 46, who has lived in the Bronxdale Houses for eight years. "It's very hard in these days for a woman to make it that far. You've got to struggle." VISITING DESIRE. Lydia Lunch, Chloe Dzubilo. Directed by Beth B. At the Cinema Village. Running time: 70 mins. Unrated. 3 StarsTHE STRANGE TENDENCY OF late-20th-century American culture to reduce every experience to a self-help exercise is definitively illustrated by Beth B's "Visiting Desire," an oddly engaging Downtown production that begins by promising unplumbed depths of perversity and concludes with warm tears and affirmative hugs. B, a veteran of the New York underground ("Vortex," "Two Small Bodies"), invited a diverse group of subjects to drop by an apartment where a bed and a stranger would be waiting for them. For the ensuing 30 minutes, they were invited to act out whatever fantasy they wished with the unknown other, while B's video camera recorded the results. There are a few stabs at traditional kinkiness one young woman commands her male subject to dress in a silk nightgown and read to her in a little-girl's voice but mainly what these people want to do is talk about themselves and their insecurities. The two most interesting monologists are Lydia Lunch, the rock star and performance artist, who reenacts her first sexual experience, and Chloe Dzubilo, a self-described "gender outlaw" whose amazing line of confessional patter disarms all comers. B's camera assumes the position of detached voyeur, moving in for the occasional closeup but for the most part keeping a careful distance. Getting no sympathy from the director, the subjects turn to each other for comfort. Infantile regression quickly settles in, with confessions of childhood trauma and presentday vulnerability results that once would have taken years in analysis, but are now instantly provoked by the sight of a lens. (Unrated: But not a good idea for children.)'Project Runway," like so many reality shows, promises contestants fame, success and a position in their industry of choice. In "Runway's" case, that's fashion - winners are given an internship with Banana Republic, and last year's runner­up, Daniel Vosovic, was offered a position with one of the show's judges, designer Michael Kors. But when the cameras have stopped running, does the success match the hype? Chloe Dao, for example, hasn't received her prize since winning in February. "Nothing is going on with Banana Republic at this point," she told us yesterday. "I'm too busy to do the mentorship. I think they're too busy to deal with me, too." Daniel's offer from Michael Kors also fell flat. "I sat down with him for a while to talk about it," Vosovic confessed. "He called me a few days later, and unfortunately he said he didn't have a place at his company at that time." But success, according to both "Runway" vets, comes through some of the many other doors than have been opened for them since the last season of the show. "I'm doing a big ol' trunk show on Wednesday, at the EMc2 store in SoHo," Chloe told us, adding that she makes about 100 versions of each of her designs to keep them exclusive. "Kara Janx, Emmett McCarthy and Nick Verreos are all showing, and Tim Gunn has generously agreed to host. It's all of us trying to sell our stuff." Vosovic says that unlike his co-star, Santino Rice, who designs gowns for celebrities, he wants to learn from a master before designing on his own. "I'm looking to work for another designer for maybe two or three years - I'm going on interviews," he explained. "I hope to gain a little more practical experience working under someone." Meanwhile, he pays the bills with contracts like the one he's working on now: designing uniforms. "I'm designing all the outfits for this modern hotel chain called Nylo," Vosovic explains. "It's a great challege. With 150 locations eventually across the country, it's a balancing act. There's a lot of things to take into account. I don't want to alienate someone in Idaho, or bore someone in New York." The show's first-season winner, Jay McCarroll, is preparing his debut collection, which will be shown during New York Fashion Week in September. In addition to dresses, he's working on an accessories line consisting of specialty items like limited-edition T-shirts and hoodies, bags, hats, scarves and gloves.Now that it’s been, oh, almost two years since we declared the Beatrice (that was when it hadn’t opened and it was going to be a restaurant!), it’s about time to anoint a new one — but what will it Bea? Incredibly, we may have found the answer. Hidden under , the undertrafficked Lower East Side bistro, is Chloe — no relationship to Sevigny (it’s named after an ex of the designer, who goes by the mysterious name of M). To date, it’s been holding preopening parties for the fashionable friends (e.g. folks at Nylon) of the owners, among whom are Casanis' Sebastian Maczko and the refreshingly unpretentious face of the operation, Brooke Smy, who worked in production at Rolling Stone and now does events and marketing for Rockefeller Center. As you can see from our slideshow, this place looks just stunning enough (and familiar enough!) to make Bea-types feel right at home. She might be a little smaller than the Beatrice (we didn’t bust out the measuring tape) but that hasn’t prevented dancing, and it has one thing the Bea doesn’t have: is available from 7 p.m. (when it opens) till midnight. In fact, depending on how things go, escargot and the like may eventually be served until the current closing time of 2 a.m. (Monday through Saturday). The drinks are made using fresh juices and such — from what we tasted, they could use a little tweaking, but then you’re not coming here for the perfect Manhattan. It’s more about the thrill of the unmarked door — which, yes, will be closely guarded, though probably not as strictly as Angelo's. Well, for now, at least., 81 Ludlow nr. Broome St.; 212-677-0067ABC Family announced its new lineup today, picking up most of its series but kicking poor Nine Lives of Chloe King to the curb. Teenage members of an ancient race of cat-wizards just don't have the same kind of draw as leggy deaf girls (Switched at Birth), panicky teens being stalked by a ghost or something (Pretty Little Liars), or people earnestly talking about sex every five seconds (The Secret Life of the American Teenager). Make It or Break It got picked up for another season — at last, sighed those of us who know the delicious joys of the bitchy-gynmansts drama — and The Lying Game got picked up, too. ABC Family also announced four new pilots it put into production, including one from Amy Sherman-Palladino called Bunheads, about a Las Vegas showgirl who "impulsively" marries a guy and moves to his hometown, where she starts teaching at his mother's dance school. It's Miss Patti: The Early Years, sighed those of us who know the delicious joys of one of the weirder characters on Gilmore Girls. The part of Chloe, which is one of the most aggressively sexual roles for a young actress in recent memory (we don't count Orphan), was frightening because it was so different, says Seyfried: "I have really gotten by with playing people who are really close to myself." Plus, she fretted that fans of her wide-eyed, romantic work (Big Love, Dear John) might be turned off by seeing her in such an erotic, crazy role. "I think the risk factor came with [the worry] that I might not pull it off," she said. "And also that the nudity might — could potentially, I don't know — create some damage with my American audience. It's sad to say, but it's true." Fortunately, Guys Who Like Young Blonde Actresses But Hate Seeing Them Naked is a very small demographic.  Posted June 7, 2006There are many appealing things about this sparrow necklace by Alex & Chloe: the wistful shape, the stackable size, the totally doable price, and the fact that Alex & Chloe is a tiny little company that won’t mass produce your style to oblivion. But maybe the best part is that it’s made from reflective Lucite, so if you need to check your face before a big appearance, just give it a little tug, look down, and adjust your eyeliner accordingly. All in all, brilliant. $48 at Oak, 668 President St., near Fifth Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-857-2080. Available online at alexandchloe.com. • MacGibbon was a key member of the design team under former creative director Phoebe Philo, and helped define the hip femininity that catapulted Chloé to fashion’s big leagues.Remember: Camp Starts With the Journey ?When we go to the bus, my mom will make a scene and cry and kiss me. She could hug me, but not too much. It would be pretty embarrassing if I couldn’t breathe.? ?sebi foresi, 10, camp winaukee?I don’t want to look like a snowman when I get on the bus, so buy sunscreen that doesn’t leave white stuff all over me.??Ava Marie Hunt, 9, Camp Ouareau Don’t Indulge in P.D.A. ?My mom embarrasses me by waving too much. I wave back the first two times, but after that, Okay, you can stop. Also, she’s always taking pictures. My friends think my mom is a picture maniac.? ?Katy Mayerson, 10, Usdan Center ?At closing ceremony, when I’m dancing onstage, my mother shouts out my name and tells everyone around her, ?That’s my baby. That’s my baby.’ That’s the worst.? ?Chelsi Thomas, 12, Mariner’s Educational Center Do Write, at Length ?Parents should always make letters at least a page long. Short letters mean they don’t care.? ?Katie Schwartz, 13, Tranquillity Camp ?It’s great when parents encourage friends and family to send mail. We want to hear from other people, too.? ?Chloe Olewitz, 14, Island Lake Camp Don’t Share Personal Details ?Please don’t call me by a little baby nickname in front of everyone. Also, don’t tell the bus driver private things, like ?She had a lot of trouble getting ready this morning because she’s tired.’ ? ?Ava Marie Hunt ?My mom will tell a story about when I was 3 years old, and no one thinks it’s funny but her.? ?Chloe Olewitz Do Send Stuff ?The best thing is to get a package at camp. Everyone wants to know what’s in there. My mom sends the most random, hilarious things, like spy glasses.? ?Chloe Olewitz ?My parents send plastic drawers already set up with underwear, socks, etc., so all I have to do is put the drawers in my cubby.? ?Katie Schwartz, 13, Tranquillity Camp But Make Sure It’s Cool Stuff ?Don’t send a favorite blankie or a stuffed animal. That would be really embarrassing.? ?Raphael Wolf, 10, Surprise Lake Camp, Sleepaway ?One girl got a fifteen-pound bar of cooking chocolate. That was really embarrassing.? ?Chloe Olewitz Do Supply Barter Material?It’s a good idea to put two Gogurts in my lunch so I can trade one.??Ava Marie Hunt Don’t Fuss on Visiting Day ?Parents should not make their kids eat food like asparagus or pickles or broccoli.? ?raphael wolf, 10, Surprise Lake Camp ?My parents always clean my cubbies and remake my bed. All the other kids are showing the parents where they sleep.? ?Henry Schwartz, 8, Tranquillity Camp But Do Get There Early ?The good thing is my parents are always first to arrive on visiting day, which shows how much they love me. The kid whose parents arrive last is the most embarrassed.??Katie SchwartzGaby Aghion started Chloé in 1952 with a vision she called “luxury prêt-à-porter.” Her focus on wearable yet beautiful daywear gave the line currency with chic young women. In the seventies, its bohemian, feminine details made it a favorite of icons like Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, and Jackie O. Chloé is known for launching the careers of young designers, including a 28-year-old Karl Lagerfeld in 1966 and a 26-year-old Stella McCartney in 1997. Today, the label is helmed by London native Hannah MacGibbon, a former assistant to Phoebe Philo, the house’s seminal director from 2001-2006. Bags and shoes continue to rank among Chloé’s most coveted wares. The brand’s romantic Left Bank insouciance burns brightly despite—or perhaps because of—its rapidly revolving roster of young design talent. In June 2011, Clare Waight Keller, credited for transforming Pringle of Scotland into a contemporary fashion brand, replaced Hannah MacGibbon as the creative director of Chloé.StatusEstablished, Household NameClientsNatalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst, Lou DoillonOther Product LinesEyewear, Fragrances, Handbags, ShoesOwned ByRichemont GroupAddress5-7 Avenue PercierParis, France 7500833-44-94-33-33Where To Buy, , Related WebsitesReview Egoyan’s psychosexual thriller about a high-strung doctor who hires a call girl to seduce her husband after she theorizes that he’s cheating on her gives your head plenty to play with, but the oppressive artiness takes away from its potential impact. Profile Get past the door gestapo at this subterranean hideaway and you’ll run smack into that band of nightlife mavens which quickly branded Chloe a legit challenger to reigning celeb hang Beatrice Inn upon its opening in the fall of '08. Wednesdays through Fridays are the best nights to find size 0glitterati packed into the tight space, swaying to the D.J.'s nimble pop playlists and juiced off the stiff drinks. The décor?red leather booths, white-tile walls, and a low vaulted ceiling (though thankfully not as low as Beatrice’s)?is sort of a Paris-bistro-meets-Chicago-speakeasy thing, with a little Cielo club lighting thrown in. Keep an eye out for petite blonde co-owner Brooke Smy, often seen mingling among her minions. — Melissa LafskyIn October we predicted — and we weren’t just saying that because they kind of look the same and have girl names. Per a feature in Anthem, it looks like she’s all grown up now. Chloe 81 has become the Eastside’s Biggie to the [Beatrice]’s Tupac in an epic battle of the hips. Though the two typically entertain the same clientele — a veritable who’s who of young fashion types — the variation that Chloe provides seems to be a welcome addition to its habitués. This Lower East Side hideaway first gained notoriety with the increasingly popular Wednesday party The Ivy, hosted by NYLON’s Men’s Market Editor Jared Flint and Ethan James Group founder Mike Townsend. Though they remain faithful friends with their Westside foe, these gentlemen realized that having only one viable destination for beautiful people, fun tunes and some serious liver exercise was becoming a tad dull. The Ivy was christened during Fashion Week, and has since met with an overwhelming response among hipsters of the night, thus adding to Chloe’s growing credibility.So the question now becomes: Will (where Kenzo Minami’s Thursday-night party is growing and just started a Wednesday-night coldwave party) be the new Chloe? Suddenly we have options, people! [Anthem]First , now goes to Montauk! That’s right, we’re told that starting June 6, Jared Flint, Mike Townsend, and Steven Rojas, a.k.a. the team behind the “Ivy” (where are), will be throwing Saturday pool parties at the hotel (a name almost as baffling as LEVANTeast). Confirmed D.J.'s: Harley Viera-Newton and Cassie. Staff uniforms are, of course, by Trovata. Here’s another look at the pool lounge — hipsters, meet the Hamptons. Synopsis Eric Rohmer ends his cycle of Six Moral Tales with this delightful film starring Bernard Verley as Frederic, a happily married man who discovers that he can't stop looking at beautiful women. As he says in a voiceover, I feel marriage closes me in, cloisters me, and I want to escape. His escape comes to him in the form of Chloe (Zouzou), a woman from his past. Chloe had left for America as a successful model but has now returned to Paris, bored with her life and saddled with a man she doesn't love. Although Frederic is reluctant to see her at first, they agree to meet in the afternoons -- just to talk. He feels a freedom with her that he doesn't experience with anyone else because they have, he thinks, no commitments to each other. So, they talk of their problems and their relationships and, before long, Frederic finds that he is becoming increasingly attracted to her.~ Paul Brenner, All Movie GuideFurther to the magazine’s peek at the at Chloe’s Ivy party, here’s a Facebook rundown of each and every one of them invited to the next one. Clearly, in the words of Calvin Harris, Chloe’s got love for you if you were born in the eighties, the eighties. Actually, at least one of these kids was born in the nineties — careful, now! []Malle, who was raised in New York City and graduated from Brown, has spent the past few years as a freelance writer, covering residential real estate for the New York Observer and contributing to the Times' style section. She was in Vanity Fair's "Bright Young Things" section last year, where she wholesomely proclaimed her appreciation for Winnie the Pooh, Disney movies, and green vegetables. "You can never have too many: Glue sticks, cheeseburgers, bookshelves, friends," she wrote. She also listed her ambitions: "To publish a novel; to get a master’s in public health; to travel the world and write about the people I meet along the way.” This is her first staff position at a publication.The third and fourth of the many new LOVE covers feature Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld crying — but you know, pretty crying, just like Elle Fanning. (So that will be a theme then, unless Mert and Marcus were feeling particularly mean on set that day.) Derek Blasberg also last night that Katie Grand had revealed the other cover stars, and they're all models: (her previous cover was just a preview, it turns out), , , , and . So fashion's current teen triumvirate are continuing to share the spotlight pretty equally, at least so far. That'll surely keep them all playing nicely together at A-List parties and auditions. []Undead enthusiast Chloe Moretz is considering a switch from vampires to zombies, . She's in talks for Maggie, a 2011 Black List script about a father-daughter relationship in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. (Spoiler: One of them develops a taste for brains.) Also, if anyone is sitting on a script about a mummy uprising, Chloe seems like the girl to send it to.Thirteen-year-old Kick-Ass actress Chloe Moretz tweets from airplanes, tweets about the song "6 Foot 7 Foot," and if you ask her what she's doing in New York, she tells you over Twitter: "for all those ppl asking what im doing over there im going to be shooting an episode of #30ROCK! yayy can't wait!" Very cool. When is she filming? "First day shooting #30Rock! Excitementt!" she tweeted today. So we can speculate about what her role will be, or you can probably just ask her over Twitter. [ via ]HAIR• Michael Phelps says despite having chlorine-damaged hair he'll never shave his head. “If it falls out then it falls out," he says. In other news, as part of a new Head & Shoulders campaign, his face gets printed on the brand's shampoo bottles. []• Chloe Moretz debuted pink-streaked hair at last night’s Costume Designers Guild Awards. []• Gayle Giacomo, star of Style Network'sJerseyliciousand owner of the Gatsby Salon, is starting her own hair care line, called “GATSBY."[]This past weekend, Vulture that the search for the title character in the remake of Stephen King's Carrie had been narrowed down to just two actresses: Chloe Moretz and Haley Bennett. Now Deadline that MGM and director Kimberly Peirce have officially offered Moretz the job, and as it happens, we spoke to the 15-year-old actress last night at the Metropolitan Opera's gala premiere of Manon. "I love Kimberly Peirce," Moretz told us. "I think she's a phenomenal director." It's not lost on Moretz, either, that Peirce once directed her lead actress to an Oscar win for Boys Don't Cry. "Hilary Swank is a very wonderful actress, and working together as a pair, I think they did a very amazing movie," Moretz added. There will be a lot of pressure to live up to Brian De Palma's first take on the material, but Moretz is undaunted. "If you're going to do movies, why not do something that excites you?" she said.Chloe Moretz is on an adaptation roll. The 13-year-old actress has spent the year starring in movies that were adapted from comic books (Kick-Ass), other movies (Let Me In), and historical fiction (Martin Scorsese's upcoming Hugo Cabret), but with Emily the Strange, she'll face her biggest challenge yet: playing a character made famous on a sticker. Dour, teenaged Emily was as sort of a proto-Daria, and soon became a counterculture icon spanning merchandise, clothing, and comic books. If this makes it easier for Paul Giamatti to fund his dream project Kilroy Was Here, so be it. [] Most heavy-metal concerts don’t start at 9 A.M. on Sunday. But Chloe Piene managed to draw a crowd of 250 to hear the Brooklyn band Candiria?and to turn Piene, briefly, into the crowd-surfing rock goddess of Self-Portrait (2002). For the 35-second video loop (inspired by Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim altarpiece), ?we had a spot on me so that my upper body would overexpose, and you get a glowing, ethereal figure supported by all these metalheads,? she says. ?They’re anchored to the earth, like big trees?they throw their weight around.? With HBO's Big Love beginning , its enigmatic star Chloe Sevigny said she's reading the script for the Broadway play , and she might star in the production opposite Katie Holmes. However, her real dream role would still be on TV, starring in a latter-day Friends. Naturally. "I’m not opposed to another [TV] series but I don’t think I’d do one in Los Angeles," she explained. "I’d like to do a half-hour comedy on a cable network in New York where I play someone really glamorous and really goofy. That’s my dream job!" Always , this one. []Profile The women’s clothing, shoes, and bags at Chloé’s Upper East Side boutique have remained highly coveted since its opening in 1999, despite a revolving door in the company’s creative director’s office. Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, and Paulo Melim Andersson have all designed for the French label, yet no matter who is in charge, the line has maintained its quirky yet sophisticated aesthetic. The ready-to-wear collection relies on a mixture of menswear-inspired designs?like wide-leg trousers and vests softened by earth tones?and girlish details like Peter Pan collars and jeweled and lacy bibs. Everything from the casual T-shirts to the metallic party dresses, and from the demure jumpers to the buckled, round-toe high heels possesses an unassuming elegance. True to the neighborhood, these mature, well-tailored garments are priced on par with nearby upscale boutiques?which explains why the label’s more youthful and less expensive See by Chloé line is not to be found here. — Kendall Herbst SalesMid-December sales to clear out fall clothes. Rumors emerged this week that has already started interviewing candidates to replace lead designer Hannah MacGibbon and that her tenure at the label would be determined following the reactions to her fall 2011 Paris Fashion Week show. Chloé said they will issue a statement saying that MacGibbon is not going anywhere. The rumors may have started because her current contract is ending. [] • Cathy Horyn was unable to confirm rumors that former CEO Ralph Toledo was fired by the brand, but his departure has surprised many people in the industry. []• Cartier is now targeting EditorsCloset.com and IvoryTrunk.com for allegedly selling damaged watches. []• Joe Zee will be Extra’s “special fashion correspondent” at the Emmys this year. []• The Daily Mail disapproved of the dhoti pants worn by Jessica Alba yesterday, calling them "completely unflattering trousers that hung around her bottom like a giant nappy." []Ralph Toledano, who was the CEO and chairman of Chloé for eleven years before stepping down last August, is said to be the new chairman of St. John, reports WWD. Just a few months ago, St. John CEO Glenn McMahon stated his desire to capture younger, more stylish women: "We really believe that our future success will be in our ability to capture the daughters of our current customer." Clearly, Toledano was brought on do just that. []In the print ad for ’s latest fragrance, Love Chloé, is reportedly wearing a belt by , not Chloé. The fragrance was launched in August, but no one noticed the belt mix-up until now, probably because, well, it looks exactly like . []Let Me In director Matt Reeves yesterday that finding young actors unfamiliar with the film's source material, the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In, would be key to "pulling off the [film's] emotional complexity." At the Let Me In panel today, the adorable Chloe Moretz admitted that, even now, she still hasn't seen all of the original: "My mom won't let me watch the whole film," she said, adding that her mother screens her scripts before handing them off to her. Reeves said he asked Steven Spielberg for advice on working with such young actors, and Spielberg told him: "Let them come up with stuff that makes you choose what you're going to do, and have them keep a journal in character."THE HITS: • "Burton did herself and the rarefied Alexander McQueen ethos proud with an exquisite collection? As for the evening gowns, the word breathtaking understates the reality." []• "Many of these dresses were beautiful, with their haute couture aesthetic and workmanship... But it was dispiriting to see a female following the McQueen misogyny by strapping her models into harnesses. Take them off and there were lovely dresses." []• "[T]hese were scarcely clothes for the real world. That wasn't really the point. It felt much more like Burton wanted to remind the planet that she isn't channeling the McQueen DNA, she is the McQueen DNA?. Here, serenity ruled. Which, in the interests of future princesses everywhere, is probably a wise option." []• "[T]onight’s show was about the reality of brilliantly constructed, beautiful clothes? The house of McQueen is safe in her hands." []After dispensing some fairly useless advice on , BlackBook does the same with Beatrice East a.k.a. . Your best bet: “Having sexual relations with DJs that spin at Chloe. Working in fashion. Knowing secret passwords. Having breasts.” [] Few films go as obviously and bewilderingly wrong as Chloe, but for the first hour it’s a potent little melodrama in which the smooth, super-controlled storytelling contains the theme of unruly obsession like a straitjacket. A wealthy Toronto OB-GYN, Catherine (Julianne Moore), feels more and more estranged from her husband (Liam Neeson)?and from her own aging features in the mirror. It doesn’t help that she stares at the private parts of young, sexually active women all day. It also doesn’t help that she stares out her office window and often sees a creamy, angel-faced blonde (Amanda Seyfried) on the arms of various older men. When she finds an intimate text message sent to her husband by one of his students, she decides to hire the blonde, a hooker named Chloe, to test her husband’s resistance. The test-the-spouse idea never turns out well, and using someone who looks like Seyfried doesn’t exactly tip the scales in favor of fidelity. When Chloe relays what happened, Catherine listens with dread, but also something else. Perhaps?it’s hard to tell?she’s turned on by the thought of living through this alluring young woman. Director Atom Egoyan likes to ?mediate? his subjects, to frame his characters with video screens or camera lenses or telescope sights or doors and windows?anything to reinforce the ways in which they’re cut off from one another and the soulless modern world. (His home base, Toronto, helps: It’s not exactly the City of Love.) With Chloe, Egoyan is directing for the first time a feature-film script he didn’t write (it’s by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on a French film called Nathalie ? ), and for once he doesn’t overworry the material and fracture it into too many little screens. He goes with the story, and his distancing devices don’t call attention to themselves. And, anyway, he can get only so far away from Julianne Moore. She’s extraordinarily raw and affecting. She doesn’t hide behind another accent, and she barely seems made-up: Her skin is translucently pale, her freckles more prominent than ever before. She looks as if a strong sun?literal or metaphorical?would incinerate her. Neeson lost his wife in the middle of making this film, and it shows. He often looks haggard, encased in his own private woe. That makes the chasm between this fictional husband and wife seem even more unbridgeable. Egoyan is an expert at isolating people, but he’s less sure of himself when it comes to how they connect. So what happens to the character of Chloe is the worst kind of surprise, the ?Huh?? that throws you fatally out of the movie. Seyfried can’t pull off the transition?she seems out of her depth. But what actress could have? She’d need to have written her own backstory, maybe even her own separate script. It’s like we’ve fallen through the looking glass into a Lifetime TV Fatal Attraction knockoff. The enjoyably rambling crime picture Leaves of Grass addresses the eternal conflict between the Socratic view of the world, which argues that the goal of life is to control and channel one’s passions, and the ribald surrender to instinct. I’m not reading into it: The theme is announced. It’s announced, in fact, during the first minute of the film, by the trim, lucid Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid (Edward Norton), although his paean to rationality is somewhat undercut by the openmouthed lust of his female students, especially the busty girl who delivers a Latin oration while trying to hump him over his desk. It’s also undercut by the back-and-forth cutting between the prof and his Okie identical twin, Brady (Norton, too), a prodigious marijuana grower and imbiber who drawls his own odes to the bud structure and crystal density of his exquisitely engineered hydroponic dope. The unkempt Brady, under threat of being knocked off by a local kingpin, lures his estranged sibling to sweet home Oklahoma, where the poor, studiously self-contained Bill gets beaten to a pulp by goons who think he’s his brother. When Bill and Brady share the screen, Norton?not a self-effacing actor?gets the rare opportunity to upstage himself, which he does over and over and with increasing gusto. He has found his ideal co-star. Written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson (who also plays Brady’s slow, steadfast sidekick), Leaves of Grass is part goofy drug comedy, part shocking bloodbath. It’s a riot of tones and genres, but unlike that other recent hybrid, Pineapple Express, the parts add up to something larger. Nelson, like the writers of the classic Roman and Greek dissimilar-twin comedies, turns our irreconcilable dual natures into the stuff of farce?in this case farce set in a cruel, perhaps godless universe. It’s certainly a fatherless and motherless universe. The brothers’ dad threw himself with suicidal fervor into the Vietnam War and died young. Their mother (Susan Sarandon) surrendered to sixties self-gratification and smoked pot with her kids. One son went to seed, but at least had a genius for cultivating that seed. The other suppressed a part of his essential nature, but at least had a genius for finding ancient texts that suggest why doing so is a good thing. Neither is whole, but as comic characters they’re 100 percent there. They have goofball stature. Leaves of Grass has plenty of off notes. Some of the action is flat-footed, and Nelson depicts Tulsa’s culturally incongruous Jewish community with too hammy a hand. But at its best, the movie reminded me of Charles Willeford’s Miami-set crime novels, which shamble along amusingly and erupt, without warning, into gory (and often tragic) violence. There’s also a dash of Joel and Ethan Coen: hyperliterate dialogue for brains and bumpkins alike, all of them blinkered (and made rabid) by self-interest. Nelson’s heart, though, is more on his sleeve. He has made Bill’s love interest a pretty schoolteacher (Keri Russell) who catches giant, wriggling catfish with her bare hands (?noodling?) while reciting Walt Whitman on the existential necessity of unabashed passion without drawable restrictions. Too good to be true? Yes. But I think I’ve found my new feminine ideal: a Whitmanesque noodler.• Photographer David Sims shot ’s spring ad campaign, which features models and and will drop in February. []• Sebastien Faena shot Paz de la Huerta sucking her thumb for the winter cover of Muse magazine. [] • Neiman Marcus has named Ann Paolini senior vice-president and managing director of the retailer's Last Call division. []• The schedule for London Fashion Week in is, and launched a new iPad app, and highlights include backstage footage of McCartney's latest spring/summer 2011 show and a performance by Pharrell Williams and N*E*R*D at the after-party. []SALESSTARTING TODAY• Merchandise is 50 to 70 percent off at the Chloe & Reese sample sale. Wool and cashmere day dresses are $120 to $190 (originally $395), silk party dresses are $130 to $250 (originally $500), and blouses are $90 (originally $295). Dresses start at $50. Through 1/9. 313 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 601A (888-317-1695); T–F (11–7), S (11–5).ENDING TOMORROW• Stock up on footwear at the twelfth annual New York City Shoe-Inn warehouse sale, featuring 10,000 pairs of shoes from designers like , , Stuart Weitzman, Cole Haan, and Frye. All shoes are $19.99 to $99.99 and all booties and boots are $34.99 to $199.99 (originally up to $1,250). Through 1/6. Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, at 36th St.; 9–7.ONGOING• Fall/winter shoes are 1/3 off at the sale. Shoes will be reduced to 50 percent off in mid-January. Through 2/1. 31 W. 54th St., nr. Sixth Ave. (212-582-3007); M–F (10:30–6), S (10:30–5:30), Su (noon–5). • Remember the cotton field in ? Supima, the company behind the stunt, offers 35 percent off their cotton stock of tees and jeans at its pop-up store . Zooey, Gilded Age, and AG Adriano Goldschmied will all be on sale. Through 4/10. 72 Greene St., nr. Broome St.; no phone; Wed. and Thurs. (4–7). ENDING TODAY• Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier offers up to 80 percent off retail prices at their exclusive sample sale starting tomorrow (original prices were $3,200 to $6,000). Gowns from , , , Peter Langner, Jenny Lee, Rivini, Ulla Maija, and more will be marked down. Must call for appointment. Through 4/9. 110 E. 55th St., nr. Park Ave., eighth fl.; 212-319-6778; Tues. (12–8), Wed. (10–4).STARTING TOMORROW• Boutique on 57 hosts a huge sample sale featuring shoes, apparel, and accessories from , , , , Emilio , , , and more up to 70 percent off. Dresses that went for $5,500 are now $750 and shoes that were $680 are now $125 (designers not specified). Through 4/11. Regency Hotel, 540 Park Ave., at 61st St., penthouse suite; 917-940-9934; Thurs.–Fri. (10–7). Photographs by Martynka Wawrzyniak Connor Morse has come dressed for the occasion. She’s wearing neon-pink Converse sneakers, a flouncy blue skirt, and a sequined jacket over what appears to be a football jersey. A men’s tie is knotted into a large bow on top of her head, and she’s completed the look with a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses, which she persists in wearing inside. The outfit is her best impression of Madonna circa Desperately Seeking Susan, cobbled together from thrift-store finds to wear specifically in honor of the launch of Material Girl, the clothing line the singer and her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes (Lola) Leon debuted this month. The Material Girl line is perfect for you if you are an NYU art major with a killer body. There’s lace and leather and a lavish assortment of body-con dresses. But Connor doesn’t really have curves. What she does have is some softness about the middle that signals a coming growth spurt. Connor is 8 years old. Not that her age or physical development diminish her fervor for Material Girl as she runs about the shop that’s been set up in the juniors’ department on the fourth floor of ?Mom!? she squeals at the sight of a faux-fur vest. ?Oh, Mommy, come here!? Then she’s darting off after a short tulle skirt. ?Can I get this, Mom? Can I?? A pair of sequined zebra-print leggings stop her in her tracks. ?Mommy, will this fit?? She holds them up against her small frame. ?How about the little cardigan?? asks her mother, Linda, who is dressed in a sensible button-down in a neutral shade. ?I want the zebra pants!? ?She can have the taste of a stripper, if I don’t watch it,? Linda sighs. ?I just let her go with it as long as it’s not low cut or too high. No belly. We don’t show our tummy.? Linda points to a pair of long, dark plaid pants. ?Do you like that, Connor?? ?Kind of,? Connor replies, scrunching up her nose. ?Kind of, but not.? If Connor spends $50 she will get to have her picture taken, not with Santa, but with Taylor Momsen, the actress who plays the naughty younger sister on the TV show Gossip Girl. The front woman of a band called the Pretty Reckless and now the face of Material Girl, Momsen has only just finished performing (in a midriff-baring bustier, over-the-knee stiletto boots, and enough black kohl about the eyes to make her look like a victim of domestic abuse) on a makeshift stage set up between racks of clothing. ?She’s 16 years old. What the...?? one woman in the audience mumbled as Momsen sang/growled the lyrics ?Does what I’m wearing seem to shock you? Well, that’s okay? while lolling her head about in a manner that seemed both suggestive and drug-induced. This pose was dropped the moment she got backstage. ?I took an interest in fashion at a very young age,? she tells me, smiling brightly. ?Pretty much at like 3. I was the weird kid at school who wore, like, cutoff black T-shirts and leather jackets and combat boots every day. And I had a bunch of heels.? Not that Momsen, who just turned 17, approves of the same wardrobe for her younger sister, who is 13. ?When she starts going, ?Can I wear your heels?’ I’m like, ?No, you’re a baby! You can’t wear my heels. What are you talking about?’ ? She giggles behind her scrim of dark makeup. If Momsen’s affect is bipolar, she’s hardly to blame. It’s difficult to know how, exactly, to represent a line that peddles pleather bandeau bras and sequined hot pants to a junior demographic, just as it’s difficult to know what, exactly, one should peddle to them in the first place. Throughout history, cultures have had strict dress codes relating to age, but no longer: Our fetishization of youth not only means that older women are dressing younger, but also that young girls are dressing older, pushing themselves into sexualized terrain. For tweens at the intersection of childhood and adulthood?an age that’s a natural fashion fault line?this role reversal can present particular confusion. No one knows quite what to wear. Not even Madonna. ?I always have two reactions when Lola comes into my room with an outfit on,? she says in a video discussing the line. ?One is, ?Oh my God, she looks amazing, what incredible style.’ And then my second reaction is, ?She’s dressed completely inappropriately for school.’ ? The current mecca for tween couture is Justice, which proclaims itself the ?largest premier tween speciality retailer in the world ... for girls ages 7 to 14.? It’s a suburban staple?the only stores in New York are in Queens and Staten Island?though from the ?catazine? no borough is safe. The inside of an actual Justice store looks like a rainbow got drunk and upchucked all over a strip mall. There is a blinding profusion of pinks and purples and aquas amid aisles roughly the shoulder-width of a 9-year-old. Fall tween trends are there in force: jeggings, graphic tees, gauzy scarves, bright plaids, camo, and tutus. One pattern is not sufficient; pants clearly require two, shirts three or more. If just seeing apparel leaves your senses wanting, you can find clothes that smell: T-shirts of the scratch-and-sniff variety. Top models — and rumored dating couple — and shot what appears to be part of 's spring 2012 ad campaign this past weekend. The pair were photographed around the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles, posing and strolling along a sidewalk in from the label's spring runway collection. (And was styled into a softer bob.) So here's the inevitable question, just to get things started: Is all the smizing and camaraderie just a good case of "acting" for the camera, or a sign of something more lovey-dovey?• ’s spring 2011 H&M campaign is here. []• Laure de Sade, previously of , has been named the new designer of See by Chloé, Chloé's lower-priced line. [] • After a spat on Twitter with designer/clothing-store owner Dawn Simorangkir, Courtney Love was forced to pay $430,000 in libel charges. []• A luxury line of Ugg shoes and handbags is coming. []• has produced a collection of fifteen dresses in a new partnership with website TheOutnet.com. []Two thirds of the current A-list teen-girl triumvirate were out and about over the weekend (where were you, Elle Fanning?): Hailee Steinfeld attended Teen Vogue's annual Young Hollywood party in L.A., wearing a black dress with black-and-white striped panels from the 2012 resort collection. She accessorized the outfit with bright yellow heels and a clutch. Also in an ensemble with a pop of yellow: Chloe Moretz at the premiere of Iris, a new Cirque du Soleil movie. She paired black lace pants with an underlay of the sunny hue with a black long-sleeved tee, a black leather biker jacket, and strappy black heels. While both of these looks use the same accent color, do you prefer Hailee's sweet take or Chloe's edgy spin? In a stroke of technological savvy, Chloé announced on its and this morning that head designer Hannah MacGibbon would be replaced by Clare Waight Keller on June 1. The announcement follows rampant speculation as to MacGibbon's fate at the house during the fall 2011 show season, when John Galliano exited Christian Dior and Christophe Decarnin exited Balmain, and the industry could scarcely help but gossip their faces off. MacGibbon leaves her decade-long run at the house, where she began as an assistant, to pursue "new projects," Chloé said in a statement. And if she needs a job at another fashion label, and are just two labels in need of designers.Hannah MacGibbon's contract at was up after this past season, and last month the house was rumored to be interviewing potential replacements, . A Chloé spokesperson that MacGibbon was leaving but neglected to confirm her contract's renewal until today, when it was reported that her contract has been extended for another season. Her , which was under high scrutiny due to her supposedly precarious standing at the house, received . When reached for comment, Chloé’s CEO, Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, said, “Hannah is still with us, that’s all I can say.” [WWD] Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is on Greenwich Street in the still-industrial-feeling area that is neither Soho nor the West Village. The building is a former meat-­processing plant, and it takes up the entire block. ?I don’t know anyone else who has a whole block,? Brown says as he walks the perimeter of his gallery with his dog, Dotti. He is nearly 50, he has three kids, and here with Dotti on a leash he looks like the kind of liberal-arts professor who would quietly ask the undergrads if they knew where he might score some pot. But why a whole block, anyway? ?Because it was for rent,? Brown says, and then smiles. He’s being cute about it. Sure, it was for rent, but what is far more interesting is that Brown was in the position to rent it because he has been, over the past decade, an enormous commercial success, the majordomo of an art-world clique that is currently passing from cool kid to Establishment. It’s a tricky line to walk, and it’s not clear which side of it Brown is on these days. And perhaps his success depends upon the whole thing remaining blurry. Undeniably, Brown sells a huge amount of very expensive art. His roster includes highly collectible artists like Alex Katz and Elizabeth Peyton, but also Rirkrit Tiravanija, who’s been known to serve dinner as art. And now the bulk of his space is occupied by a work by Frances Stark in which the text of her online flirting and sex chats with Italian strangers (?mmmmm,? ?omg?) is projected onto walls in sync to Don Giovanni. ?I wake up in the morning thinking, What a great way to make a living,? Brown says. ?Artists are the most important members of our society. So success is how much their communication is being received, understood by other human beings ? Rirkrit did a model of my gallery in the Whitney Biennial, and I guess a lot of it is feeling a sense of pride. Not that you’ve done it but that somehow you’re in the orbit of something you believe will continue to have some positive effect on our ability to survive. But, of course, I’m not going to say that I like a painting because I’ve got a good chance of selling it.? Brown first came to New York from En­gland in 1988 as an artist in the prestigious program. The only problem was that he decided his art, which he says was ?proto-conceptual,? was no good. ?I couldn’t ever quite suspend disbelief. I looked at these things, and they felt empty to me. I made a practical decision. I wasn’t selling any art, so I had to make money.? He opened his first gallery in a tiny Soho space. Then, in 1997, he opened a gallery on West 15th Street with a bar called Passerby attached whose floor itself was a work of art by Piotr Uklanski. Like the floor in Saturday Night Fever, it changed color in response to the thumping music. Passerby was the center of things for a while. There was lots of Chloë Sevigny and Moby stopping by for drinks. ?That’s beyond ancient history to me,? he says. ?I’m not interested in nostalgia. But I will say that I hadn’t found the New York I was interested in.? So he made his own?though ?I guess it’s a strange thing for a misanthrope to open a bar.? He’s being cute again, because another key to the Gavin Brown ascendancy is his parties; Mary Boone wielded as much power from her perch at as she did from her gallery, and Brown is often front and center in the social realm, throwing dinners to which most of Chelsea would like to be invited. ?I like hanging out with my friends, you know? I get lonely. We’re social animals.? Brown is so socially entrenched that his close ties with the ?he represents Verne Dawson, the husband of onetime New Museum curator Laura ­Hoptman?led to whispers that he was part of some art-world cabal after the museum held solo shows for his artists Urs Fischer and Peyton. ?Boring,? Brown says. ?Small-minded bean counters. How’s that for a good quote? I mean, the whole thing is so insulting to the artists, that they got those shows because of some relationship that I may have had with a curator.? Kate Bosworth wore a henley top with black skinny jeans and studded boots by to lunch in West Hollywood yesterday. She accessorized with a structured bag and black sunglasses.Kate has a knack for making high-fashion clothing look casual and accessible. What do you think of her laid-back yet designer-heavy outfit?Chloe Grace Moretz, 13-year-old actress and C-word-saying star of Kick-Ass, has a Twitter! It's composed entirely of Chloe replying "ha-ha," "thank you!!," or "yay!!" to her fans. Thousands of times. Even among celebrity Twitters, it's robotic. She should at least throw in some bad words if she wants to publicize the film. [] Let’s talk about your style. I’m really influenced by my mom, and right now she’s doing a lot of stuff with chains. And medallions. And I don’t know, I guess I shop at, like, . What are you up to? I’m about to go home, to Bay Ridge. I don’t really like it there, but that’s where I live. It’s Republican, which is definitely not my scene. I live in a really beautiful three-story house with my family; that’s the only good thing. But my brother got to leave. Now he goes to Oberlin. Where would you like to live? I kind of want to live in Providence. I kind of want to go to Brown because they have no core curriculum, and that’s definitely a priority for me. I want to study photography. I’ve already had a photo published in some Brooklyn newspaper. I don’t even know which one. What are you reading? I just read Susan Sontag’s On Photography. It changed a lot of what I thought about photography. I never thought about photography over the course of history. But she made me feel a lot better about my portraiture. What are you wearing today? It’s just something simple. Like a plain black turtleneck and a belt that my mom got from Forever 21. Skinny jeans are from I don’t know where, and the boots are from Target. My jacket is from a street vendor in Paris. For, like, nine euros. It was a good deal. What are you listening to lately? I’ve been listening to a lot of Nickel Creek, which is a band that used to be bluegrass, but then they got too poppy. They’re a little cliché, but they’re good. Do you have favorite designers? John Galliano. Oh, my God, so much with John Galliano. His stuff is theatrical, which is what I think fashion should be. It should be more about art. I think that all you have is your body, and you might as well dress it up. FRAGRANCE• Mary J. Blige will shill her second fragrance, called "My Life Blossom," on HSN on Saturday. Her first scent, sold back in July 2010, set a sales record. []• As part of plans to cut costs, Liz Claiborne Inc. has sold the rights to its fragrances to Elizabeth Arden. []• At Fashion's Night Out next month, will launch a new fragrance. []MAKEUP• Actress Imogen Poots, the new face of 's fragrance, is not a big fan of makeup: "I think it’s a shame to see a lot of young girls with a lot of makeup on. I think you need to embrace what you have, which is hard to do." Yes, but no doubt it's easier when you look like Imogen Poots. []• added new sets of "Passion Duo Gloss Fusion" lipsticks and "Perfect Finish Creamy" foundations to their makeup lines. []Chloe Moretz will receive the 2012 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award, given to an actress in recognition of "her outstanding achievements and her embodiment of style and grace." At 15, Moretz is less than half the average age of the award's previous six recipients — Elizabeth Banks, Zoe Saldana, and 2011's Katie Holmes among them. Keeping to an clearly paid off for her.Meet the Lost Hunger Games Tributes, Played by Max Greenfield, Chloë Moretz, and Other Famous PeopleBon Duke got his first break in the fashion world when the CFDA hired him to shoot Proenza Schouler accessories for their 2009 awards ceremony (the year Jack and Lazaro won Accessory Designer of the Year). "I had to Google the CFDA," confesses Duke, who was then a newly minted grad of the School of Visual Arts. His photos, which are edgy with an element of romance, apparently made an impression; not long afterward he found himself shooting for Prabal Gurung, Philip Lim, Zac Posen, and Chloé (check out the video he did for the brand, below).Click through our slideshow to see the work of the 24-year-old Greenpoint, Brooklyn, native and hear more from our interview.New resort is here! In addition to the gauzy layers and animal patterns at , the newest cruise collections include statement prints at Prabal Gurung, breezy separates at Chloé, and Ashley Olsen's billowing silk from the Row. See these looks and more in our .• • • • • Now that Paris is over, it's time to really take a look at the accessories. Check out close-up shots of the best shoes, bags, beauty looks, and more in our details galleries. Click "view full screen" and you'll be closer than front row. DETAILSFor Karl by Karl Lagerfeld's new campaign, stands out in bright-green eye shadow. Meanwhile, tapped and to star in its fall advertisements, and models and team up once again for , shot by Mario Testino. See all these images and more in our .For their fall men's campaign, hired filmmaker Vincent Gallo to pose thoughtfully with his hands in pockets. He stars alongside actress Gemma Arterton, who retains her spot in the women's campaign after debuting in last season's ads. Also, enjoy more stunning shots, for , and more assorted models frolicking in a forest in 's campaign. See these images and more in our . Single-shot previews of the , , and campaigns debuted today, shot by Inez & Vinoodh, David Sims, and Steven Meisel respectively. Meisel also photographed — in a statuesque old church — the fall ads, four more of which came out today. They're all in our . Click through to see everything.Today is the last day of Paris Fashion Week and we are rolling out the runway slideshows and backstage galleries faster than you can say "how high do go?" Don't miss the latest:RUNWAYTo a resounding , mixed geometric prints and lacy trim with carefully measured grace. In other shows, Clare Waight Keller debuted her first collection for — loosely tailored stripes and pleats, all in pastels — and Stefano Pilati's latest line for showcased bold colors and clean lines, broken up just so by distinctive ruffles. See the full collections, plus , , , and more in our runway galleries.RUNWAY• • • Paris Fashion Week soldiers on! And today, made us all feel lazy by sending yet down a European runway (she two weeks ago, too). showed coats, pants, and sweaters in a mix of warm pastels and deep autumn colors, while 's collection was black, white, and red all over, and Stefano Pilati for — sculptural separates covered with beautiful O'Keeffe-esque orchid prints. Check out these shows and lots of new details in our .RUNWAY• • • • • • • • • • • Here they are: the weekend's Paris shows! Check out 's gold jackets and figure-hugging dresses, 's colorful ponchos, and 's trailing silk hemlines. Happy Monday!The latest collections from Paris were full of fur and ruffles. Check out full-screen slideshows of what you missed, including Chloé's slouchy trousers, Chanel's wooly boots, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Bambi prints, and more.RUNWAYIt was a fruitful weekend over in Paris, and between 's tassel-fringed tops and 's enormously puffy sleeves, there are tons of runway shots ripe for the clicking. In addition to , 's collection featured spiky mullets, mesh bustiers, and frilly corsets. Today, layered sheer tulle skirts over bloomers, while 's models milled around on a grass lawn in petal-printed pumps. Click ahead to browse all of those collections and more.• • • Page Not Found We apologize for the inconvenience but it appears the link you've selected is broken. • Please visit our and try again.• To let us know about a broken link, .After his eleven-year stint as chairman and CEO of, Ralph Toledano leaves the fashion house to join luxury conglomerate Puig, where he's been hired as the new president of . He'll reportedly take over additional duties at Puig's other large Paris-based label, , in a few months. The move signals Puig's dedication to beefing up its presence in the fashion industry.Stella McCartney presented a strong, functional, and multifaceted collection featuring her signature chunky knits in solid and striped gun-metal grays as well as feminine silk dresses in both warm and cool palettes. Stella juxtaposed soft and sexy volume alongside heavy and chunky pieces. Highlights were fun and flirtatious off-the-shoulder dresses in stormy hued-wools, oversize scarves, washed-mohair sweaters, and playfully layered chiffon. Heavy platform knee-high wedges, booties, and stilettos complimented both head-to-toe knit dressing and flowy frocks.See Chloë Moretz and Julianne Moore in Some Gory Stills From the Carrie RemakeWe hear it's difficult to pry Angelenos from their cars, so an extra amount of applause goes to the fine citizens of L.A. who turned up to the city's Fashion's Night Out. This is how Hollywood does it: with breezy dresses, various hats, and many, many pensive faces. We sent Chloe Aftel into the wild— click ahead to see whom she found.Kiss, Kiss, Shoot, ShootA photographic portfolio, taken at the shows in Paris, Milan, and New York.Watch the Teaser Trailer for Hit & Miss, Which Stars Chloe Sevigny As A Pre-Op Trans WomanVisit Alabama’s den of sin in the Film Noir Collection Classics: Volume 5By the time you get to volume five of any DVD series, you’re reaching deep into the archives. Warner’s latest crime-flick garage sale offers up eight films you’ve never heard of: Cornered, Desperate, Dial 1119, Armored Car Robbery, Crime in the Streets, Deadline at Dawn, Backfire, and the fascinating The Phenix City Story. Phenix City, Phil Karlson’s tale of local Southern corruption, pits an upstanding war vet against the pimps and crooks of an Alabama town, and that town is the film’s real star. Shot documentary style, seedy, trashy Phenix City — “Alabama’s city of sin and shame,” the posters roared — is a great place to visit for 90 minutes.Is The Bounty Hunter the worst film of the year? There's only one way to find out!In late December, there will be arguments over which film is absolutely the worst film of the year. While The Last Airbender, Marmaduke, Killers, and Furry Vengeance will offer stiff competition, you really can’t ever rule out Jennifer Aniston (See: Love Happens, Along Came Polly, Rumor Has It), especially as an unconvincing crook thrown in a trunk by Gerard Butler. To prepare for your end-of-the-year Razzies pool, rent (do not buy) this one now. And in the meantime, see how Butler fared when compared with another famous bounty hunter, . There's a new, longer trailer for Atom Egoyan's upcoming remake of the French thriller Chloe, and it's scary as hell (and also kind of funny!). Julianne Moore plays a wife who suspects her husband (Liam Neeson) of cheating because he laughs maniacally at the computer, so she hires a call girl (Amanda Seyfried, who has crazy eyes down) to try to seduce him, and guess what happens? Amanda Seyfried gives him a hand job in a greenhouse. When she tells Julianne Moore about it, Julianne is like, "I didn't ask you to do that." And then Amanda Seyfried turns out to be crazy and refuses to stop seeing Liam Neeson and ends up in Julianne's office and home and does something to Julianne's neck with a sharp object and sexual overtones. It's a total throwback to the wonderful trashy thrillers of the eighties and nineties (we miss you , come back!). Basically, it's going to be the best movie of the year and "This business transaction is over!" is going to be 2010's "I drink your milkshake." So get ready!Chloe Green, the 21-year-old daughter of Topshop owner Sir Phillip Green, unveiled her shoe line for the retailer yesterday. The collection is titled "Chloe Jade Green" and has soles to match its name. Green tells the Telegraph that the platforms are "comfortable."The impressive cast of Tim Burton's supernatural movie Dark Shadows, an adaptation of the , currently boasts Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, and, of course, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Now also on board: wunderkind Chloe Moretz, as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the daughter of Pfeiffer's family matriarch character. This is good news for the movie because Chloe Moretz is a very talented young actress, but also it's good news for the movie because now the wrap party will probably have Fruit by the Foot. []SALESSTARTING TOMORROW• Get up to 60 percent off of spring merchandise , including samples and brands like Acne, Filippa K, Rachel Comey, and more. Through 9/6. 208 N. 8th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-782-0521). M–S, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.• If you're willing to take a road trip to save some cash, is offering extra discounts on top of the usual 25 to 65 percent reductions. Take an additional 40 percent off at Banana Republic, Betsey Johnson, Burberry, Kate Spade, and more. Through 9/7. 498 Red Apple Ct., nr. Route 32, Central Valley (845-928-4000); Daily, 10–9.ENDING TOMORROW• The Chloe & Reese ready-to-wear collection is 50 to 60 percent off, including party and day dresses, silk blouses, pencil skirts, and more. Prices range from $50 to $160. 313 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 601 (888-317-1695); noon–7.SALESENDING TOMORROW• Past-season merchandise is 60 to 80 percent off at the Chloe & Reese sample sale. Wool coats are $175 (originally $600), silk blouses are $70 (originally $275), skirts are $125 (originally $365), and party dresses are $170 (originally $495). 209 W. 38th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 1207 (888-317-1695); M–W (11–7). • Fall/winter merchandise for men and women is up to 70 percent off at the Domenico Vacca sample sale. The stock includes suits, ties, outerwear, cashmere, gowns, handbags, and shoes. 14 E. 60th St., nr. Fifth Ave. (212-920-1211); M–W (10–6).EVENTS• Swap your drugstore shampoo for a free bottle from Fekkai's latest hair-care line. Bring a full-size bottle of any shampoo – full or empty – into Saks, and you'll receive a complimentary eight-ounce bottle of a Fekkai Advanced shampoo of your choice in return. 611 Fifth Ave., at 50th St. (212-753-4000); 10–8.STARTING TOMORROW• Kidrobot is offering 75 percent off hoodies and 70 percent off shirts and hats at the sample sale. Through 9/18. 56 W. 22nd St., nr. Sixth Ave., second fl.; Th–F (11–8).Chloe & Reese is hosting a sample sale. Silk faille party dresses are $90 to $180 (originally $495), skirts are $70 to $110 (originally $275), and day dresses are $70 to $150 (originally $340 to $385). Through 9/19. 313 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 601 (888-317-1695); Th–F (noon–7), S (11–5). ENDING TOMORROW• Three pairs of flip-flops are $20 at the Havaianas sample sale. Spring St., at Wooster St.; 11–6. ONGOING• Buy one, get one item 50 percent off at H&M with . Through 9/20. .Artist and videographer caught up with Alexa Chung backstage at . Chung was hungry, but the only food in sight was a sad plate of lettuce leaves and tiny bits of cheese. Woe is the life of a jet setting model.Artist and videographer spotted model sitting front row at , and popped by for a 27-second chat — captured in the video below.This week, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz don capes and codpieces as a pair of foul-mouthed, gun-toting superheroes in Kick-Ass, a movie New York's is a "compendium of all sleazy things, and it sings like a siren to our inner Tarantinos." Luckily, fans of the pair won't have to wait until Kick-Ass 2 to see them together onscreen again. When we spoke to Mintz-Plasse for in the current issue of the magazine, he told us he also teamed up with Moretz for a segment of the upcoming anthology movie Untitled Comedy, which will feature contributions from Brett Ratner, Bob Odenkirk, and the Farrelly brothers, among others. "You know those movies like New York, I Love You, with those vignettes? The Farrelly brothers are doing that, but it's twenty comedic shorts," says Mintz-Plasse. "I got to work with Chloe in the same one. Elizabeth Banks directed it."Thirteen-year-old actress Chloe Moretz attended the premiere of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never in L.A. yesterday, wearing from Burberry's 2011 resort collection. Equally enviable is her noticeable lack of tights, sleeves, a coat, and scarf, while we freeze our asses off on this coast. But she's such a button it's hard to get mad at her for enjoying these luxuries.How do you like the turquoise belt on this look? Toni Morrison never liked that old seventies slogan ?Black is beautiful.? It was superficial, simplistic, palliative?everything her blinkered detractors called Morrison’s complex novels when the 1993 Nobel Prize transformed her into a spokeswoman and a target. No better were those blinkered admirers who invited themselves to touch her signature gray dreadlocks at signings, as though they harbored some kind of mystical power. Still, even at 81, sporting both a new novel and a new hip, Morrison is as grand as she’s ever been. When we meet in her many-gabled house in the aptly named village of Grand View-on-Hudson, about 25 miles north of Manhattan, that bountiful woolen hair matches the lower half of a soft, enveloping sweater. Her face is polished in places and fissured in others, like the weathered stone of Mount Rushmore: the first black woman Nobelist, who’s lived long enough to speak to the first black president. Born only two years after Martin Luther King Jr., she’s a great-grandmother of assimilation?and she looks the part. Morrison’s voice is as layered and visceral as her writing. The author growls, purrs, giggles, and barks. Discussing politics, her voice rises in indignation before cresting and breaking into a loud chuckle. (?They should have that in the military, or the prisons?a little affirmative action! Let’s bring some white guys in!?) She surrenders to a wheezing, shoulder-shaking, freight-train laugh when describing a particularly gruesome Funny or Die video. She booms theatrically in recounting the ghost stories her parents would tell every night. (?Sharpen my knife, sharpen my knife, gonna cut my wife’s head off!?)She slows to a pedagogical rhythm while discussing her ?invisible ink??symbols and allusions in her work that would be picked up only by a deep reader, or maybe someone writing a dissertation twenty years from now. And in more confessional moments, Morrison reverts to a register that’s gotten stronger with age, a husky but girlish whisper imparting both vulnerability and authority. That’s how she broaches, gingerly, the death of her son Slade, sixteen months ago, at 45, ?which has clouded everything, everything, everything, everything,? she says. ?It’ll be with me like a shroud, or a cape, forever.? Toni Morrison was born Chloe Wofford, and still thinks of that as her real name. She picked up the nickname ?Toni? in school (from her saint’s name, Anthony), and Morrison was the last name of her long-ago ex-husband. To this day, she deeply regrets leaving that now world-famous name on her first novel, The ­Bluest Eye, in 1970. ?Wasn’t that stupid?? she says. ?I feel ruined!? Here she is, fount of indelible names (Sula, Beloved, Pilate, Milkman, First Corinthians, and the star of her new novel, the Korean War veteran Frank Money), and she can’t own hers. ?Oh God! It sounds like some teenager?what is that?? She wheeze-laughs, theatrically sucks her teeth. ?But Chloe.? She grows expansive. ?That’s a Greek name. People who call me Chloe are the people who know me best,? she says. ?Chloe writes the books.? Toni Morrison does the tours, the interviews, the ?legacy and all of that.? Which she does easily enough, but at a distance, a drama-club alumna embodying a persona?and knowing all the while that it isn’t really her. ?I still can’t get to the Toni Morrison place yet.? That might be because Chloe knows Toni doesn’t belong to her. The things that made her Toni Morrison?Nobel laureate, political litmus test, college staple, gray-haired eminence?have never been completely in her control. Which isn’t to say that she didn’t break seemingly impenetrable barriers. As a student, then an editor, then an author and academic, Morrison fought unapologetically for the importance of considering racial politics in literature and of bringing marginalized American forces and shameful American secrets into the cultural mainstream. No one benefited more from her bold stance on the barricades of inclusiveness than Morrison herself. And then the tide receded. Countervailing forces swooped in. ?Political correctness? became a wedge issue, ?cultural studies? a joke. Morrison still collects laurels most living authors would happily die for?the latest being the 2006 selection by a panel of top literary figures of ­Beloved as the best novel of the past 25 years. But two decades after she won her Nobel, Toni Morrison’s place in the pantheon is hardly assured. A writer of smaller ambitions would live on contentedly in this plush purgatory, but Morrison writes?more and more consciously, it seems?for posterity. Having once spearheaded the elevation of black women in culture?Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Oprah?she now finds herself struggling to cut them loose, to admit at long last what she’s always believed: that she’s not only the first, but the best. That she belongs as much with Faulkner and Joyce and Roth as she does with that illustrious sisterhood. That she will pass the test that begins only after Chloe Wofford is gone, and Toni Morrison is all that’s left.One of the stops on Prince William and Kate Middleton's weekend in L.A. was a , and one of the other guests in attendance was Zoe Saldana. She wore a floaty floral halter neck dress from the label's 2012 resort collection, which she paired with a peach belt, a pair of wedges, and some sharp L’Agence by SAMA sunglasses. This seems like a pretty perfect summer's day look. But is it worthy of royal approval? - Radar ReporterDance Moms teacher sent shockwaves through her Pittsburgh dance school when she had the team of children perform a risque showgirls routine at a competition, and has the video.The girls on the team — ranging in age from seven to 13 — were slightly uncomfortable in their outfit of nude bras and white booty shorts, but it was the mothers that were really outraged by it!"The audience should think that you're nude," Abby informs the kids, to the shock of everyone."I don't want to be naked on stage," little Mackenzie says, looking at the skimpy outfits. "How's this going to fit me? I can fit this on my American [Girl] doll!"Not only do the mothers deem the costumes inappropriate, but they're not pleased with the sexy dance moves in the routine either."No one ever wants to hear the word 'nude' associated with their 10-year-old. Ever," Chloe's mom Christi says. "Those are crazy looking."Abby remains adamant that the big pink feather fans will detract from the children's revealing outfits and is sure the routine will wow the judges, directing the kids during rehearsal with phrases like, "I'm hot, I'm mean, you can't have me, you can't afford me.""Everyone in in the industry knows the girls are completely covered and everything is harmless," Abby tells everyone. "These mothers need to stop questioning me. What I do works."But what they did didn't work, as the usually successful dance troupe failed to place during their group number at the competition.See the video clip below:RELATED STORIES: - Radar Style & Beauty EditorHollywood’s hottest stars got glammed to the max for on Thursday night, modeling rocking and shocking designer looks hot off the runway – but not everyone was dressed to thrill! has all the wardrobe winners and sinners from the annual show in a special fashion photo feature. is really doing it up this awards season! After from Hollywood, the star is completely back in action and we are loving every second of it. The Young Adult star got clad in a totally dramatic Azzedine Alaia dress, which was terrifically tiered all the way down. She finished off the fab look with a Bvlgari ring and Giambattista Valli silver sandals. had an à la mode mishap, dressing up like a little Dutch girl in pastel hues. The Help star wore a white and yellow Honor Spring 2012 dress with pastel Casadei wedges, looking more like an Epcot Center employee than a movie star!As for wacky, resembled a penguin in a YSL Edition Soir 2012 three piece suit. Though we admire her ability to think outside of the box, the look was just too awkward for our taste.Other style scores included in a white hot Armani gown, in a sleek Calvin Klein slipdress, in a gorgeously green patterned Jason Wu, in a beautiful black and white Chanel gown and in Prada.For all the best, worst and wackiest fashion of The Critic’s Choice Awards, .RELATED GALLERIES:The 38th annual People’s Choice Awards is sure to be a thrilling, star packed show, and will be live blogging all the winners, losers and highlights as they occur! With a line-up including , , , , and — and performances from , and , the 2012 People’s Choice Awards is heavy on the star power.Broadcast from the downtown Los Angeles Nokia Theater, the show will be going out live on CBS at 8/9 central — but if you can’t get to a TV, never fear, as we will bring you all the highlights, as they happen.There’s a total of 43 awards presented, and although not all of them will be shown live we will get to see all the biggies, like Favorite Pop Star, Favorite Actor, Favorite Actress, Favorite Movie and Favorite Reality Show., who won‘t actually be attending due to , is slated to be a big winner of the night with a whopping seven nominations in total.Keep refreshing the page for live updates (see below) on the 38th Annual People’s Choice Awards, here on .***RELATED GALLERIES: - Radar Style & Beauty Editor may be a decade older than Hugo star , but is her style sense more Gossip worthy?It was a battle of fashion’s fiercest ‘It’ girls on Thursday night at the Jason Wu for Target launch party in NYC, as 24-year-old Blake faced off on the red carpet against 14-year-old Chloe, both wearing looks from the celebrated young designer’s frugal fashion collection – and has the photos. The Gossip Girl, ’s ex-husband , showed off her hot bod in a black and white peplum dress, which featured Swarovski embellishment, finishing the look off with Christian Louboutin FiFi pumps and Lorraine Schwartz coral bling.Moretz, who is quickly making a name for herself not only for her acting skills, but for her superior style sense as well, was clad in age appropriate sophisticated schoolgirl attire.Other stars at the stylish soiree included Hart of Dixie’s and Real Housewife .Who dominated the red carpet of the Jason Wu for Target party?  Sound off below.RELATED STORIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  - Radar Style & Beauty EditorMiami Beach is one of the most happening vacation spots in the world with the hottest celebrities showing off their bombshell bods on the shoreline in the sexiest swimsuits imaginable. has photos your favorite stars, stripped down into barely there bikinis and making a splash on the South Florida beach.Cameron Diaz is a SoCal girl by birth, but the bigscreen bombshell has spending most of her time lately in South Beach. Ever since Cam started playing the field with New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, the Floridians have gotten to enjoy her flawless and fab figure in next-to-nothing.Where do Real Housewives go on vacay? Miami of course! Kelly Bensimon, Teresa Guidice and Bethenny Frankel all strip down and show off their crazy curves when they jet down to the tropics on a little getaway.  Lucky girls!Katie Holmes has been spending a lot of time down in Miami lately, as her hunky hubby Tom Cruise is filming Rock of Ages this summer. The Hollywood hard body has been treating the locals to quite a show, flaunting her flat abs and toned tush all over the place.What other stars love to get sexy on the beach in Miami? 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Wearing a stunning Maria Lucia Hohan gown that showed off her beautiful back and covetable cleavage, the actress dropped jaws as she sashayed down the red carpet.She finished off the look with Rene Caovilla sandals, Sutra earrings and a Judith Leiber clutch.Also dressed in impeccable fashion was at the London screening of A Dangerous Method. The Brit babe paid homage to her homeland, wearing a rich red Burberry Prorsum gown that also bared her back.For all the best, worst & wackiest fashions of the week, .RELATED STORIES:Radar ReporterAs the world marvels at new power couple and , there’s one person who is far from happy with the – her stepdad!At a speaking engagement in Boston on Wednesday, Bruce Jenner told the crowd: “I'm not that excited, but we'll see.""Kimberly and I have had a conversation about them and their potential relationship,” said the former Olympian, who is thought to be most worried about the soon-to-be twice divorced Kim jumping into a relationship so quickly.Bruce’s cold reaction to the new romance is a sharp contrast to that of his wife, as , publicity-hungry Kris Jenner is thrilled about having the Grammy winner as a potential son-in-law.“She loves that they’re together and thinks Kanye is a huge step up for Kim after her marriage to Kris Humphries,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “Dating Kanye puts Kim in a whole new stratosphere. Kris was making a few million dollars a year, but Kanye is a world-wide multi-millionaire superstar.”Meanwhile, Kim’s little sister Khloe agrees with Bruce, and is concerned about Kim jumping . "Khloe just wishes that Kim wouldn't get involved with anyone for at least a year," revealed an insider close to the family."Kim isn't even divorced yet and Khloe is extremely worried that Kris (Humphries) is going to try and attempt to use her new relationship as ammunition to score a bigger settlement.” RELATED STORIES:Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the Tribeca Film Festival to the street of Los Angeles, stars were dressed to rock and shock on Monday - and RadarOnline has all the photos in our daily fashion feature.When Chanel throws a soiree, the chic factor is always at a high! The French fashion house invited its fashionable friends to the Tribeca Film Festival Artist Dinner, where Naomi Watts and Rose Byrne both got beautiful in chic Chanel dresses. Indie darling Chloe Sevigny was also at the event, opting to wear an ivory lace Shumaq number with shoes from her collection for Opening Ceremony.Vanilla Ice called, Lacey Schwimmer - and he wants his harem pants back!The Dancing diva stepped out in Los Angeles wearing some tacky slacks, which didn’t need to be resurrected from 1991.Other fashion flops included Eva Mendes, who was in the red with her scarlet Gucci gown at the TFF premiere of Last Night and Madonna, who sported some overly shredded denim in NYC.See all the best and worst looks of the day,  - Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the swankiest film festivals, movie premieres and red carpet events to the city streets, Hollywood’s hottest stars were dressed to rock and shock on Monday in the best and worst fashions – and has all the photos in our daily feature. is ready for a comeback in more ways than one!  After keeping a low profile for several years, the South African sexpot is back and than ever with two upcoming blockbuster films to promote. The Academy Award winner hit the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards sponsored by euphoria Calvin Klein in NYC, showing off her luscious legs in flapper fashion with her dramatically lowcut Gucci halter dress. She finished off the look with gold sandals and an Alexander McQueen clutch. Other notable a la mode at the opening night festivities included Elizabeth Olsen in Valentino, Lake Bell in Vivienne Westwood RED and Jennifer Carpenter in Marc Jacobs.Talk about a sci-fi socialite! Beer heiress definitely grabbed attention at the in a far-out, plastic armorlook, while glammed up in Stella McCartney and rocked one of her own Posh frocks.For all the rest of the best and worst looks of the day, .RELATED GALLERIES:If you've got about $11 million dollars to drop on a new home, than we have just the place for you!Former Friend David Schwimmer put his Mediterranean-style Hancock Park mansion on the market this Friday and RadarOnline.com has all the photos and details about the impressive property!The 9 bedroom, 7 bathroom 11,000 square foot mansion resides in the swanky Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles and features such luxuries as five fireplaces, a butler area, a wood-paneled library, screening room and two powder rooms as well as a pool, tennis court, pavilion and guest house.The listing is featured on .The sprawling home was originally built in the 1920's and was designed by Koerner & Gage architectural firm, who also designed Beverly Hills City Hall., Chloe, with wife Zoe Buckman in May 2011.RELATED STORIES: - Radar Style & Beauty EditorNew York Fashion Week is in full-swing, and some of Hollywood’s hottest stars are sending their collections down the catwalk, so there’s no better time to honor the sexiest and most talented celeb designers. has photos of stars who not only have hot bikini bodies, but also crave-worthy clothing lines!Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has one of the most exclusive clothing lines on the market. Her Victoria Beckham collection is oh-so-expensive and totally Posh!And Bootylicious bikini babe Beyonce knows how to rock designer duds to perfection -- and also how to design them. The mom-to-be and her mother Tina design their House of Dereon together.And who knew that reality television stars could transition into designing women so easily? Kim Kardashian, Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad all have successful clothing lines.And talk about sisterly style! Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, along with Sienna and Savannah Miller, teamed up to launch their lines.What other hot stars have their own clothing lines? Click to find out.Dexter star Michael C. Hall has a secret new girlfriend and has exclusively learned she is 15 years his junior.The 40-year-old actor has been having secret trysts with Vanessa Abrue, a Showtime staffer, and the two have been going to great lengths to keep the relationship low-key since they started dating in March - just three months after his ex, Jennifer Carpenter, filed for divorce from him."No one would ever suspect these two were together because she isn't what anyone would expect Michael to be with," the insider said. "They hardly go out together but when they do it's always with a group of people so no one would suspect he's with someone."According to the source, Vanessa brags about dating Michael to her friends but uses the code names "Ginger" or "my friend" when she speaks about him in front of other people.The young brunette bears a striking resemblance to Hall's 31-year-old ex-wife and Dexter co-star, Carpenter, who he was married to for nearly two years."Vanessa would constantly talk about Michael texting her at all hours of the night but said she thought it was all worth it," the source told ."They mostly hang out at Michael's house, but when she does go out in public with him it's only with others and she walks at a distance."Vanessa, 25, has also worked on the television show Weeds but has been a staffer on Dexter since last season, and spends so much time with Michael that people think she is his assistant."It's more like Michael, Vanessa and a few others that work on Dexter that are not actors. They are all close to Vanessa's age," the insider said."When they all hang out at Michael's, Vanessa would always stay the night with him but I don't think Michael realizes how much Vanessa talks about him to friends."Another source tells that they think Michael dating Vanessa is "gross" because he is so much older than she is but believes that he is "going through a midlife crisis dating a twenty-something."The insider says that no one says anything because Michael, who battled cancer last year, is fun to hang around with and gets them into showbusiness events.As for rumors that Michael was dating blonde beauty Julia Stiles, who also starred on Dexter last season, the insider said that was just a ruse and they were never together."The Julia Stiles speculation last season was an 'inside' lie created to use Julia as a scapegoat and throw people off," the source said."Vanessa even mentioned Julia as a scapegoat at one point."Michael has been married twice - first to Amy Spanger, which ended in 2006 after three years and then he eloped with Carpenter in 2008 but they filed for divorce in December 2010.RELATED STORIES:Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian appeared Wednesday on Good Morning America, where they discussed Kim's recent gala wedding and the rumors they'll be having babies -- in stereo.Of her marriage to NBA baller Kris Humphries, Kim said that the presence of reality cameras have made for some of "the best home movies."She said, "We always say we feel so fortunate to have all these memories caught on tape for us to look back on for years."Kim said she was "actually really calm" during her wedding last month."I wish I had more time to really enjoy the wedding because there is so much going on," she said. "You are running around and now I look back and think it all happened so fast and I wish I had more time!"As for the proposal, she said she "was so shocked that Kris even allowed one camera in there when he proposed to me, because that was something I didn't think he would really ever do -- I was not expecting that at all."Now that the knot is tied, the obvious question is, when will Kim -- and/or her sisters -- again be hearing the pitter patter of little feet?GMA anchor Robin Roberts tackled the issue head on, asking the sisters,"Word on the street is, you guys are in a race to see who's gonna get pregnant first -- is there any truth to that?"Said Kourtney: "I think it'd be fun if it was all at the same time."Not so fast, said Kim."I don't know how realistic that is," Kim said. "I kinda wanna enjoy my marriage for a little bit, and just enjoy each other, and whatever is meant to be will be."Khloe added that she could envision a scenario where the magazines would try and spin the situation as the sisters trying to outdo one another."I hate how they make a positive thing into something negative," she groused.Watch the video on RadarOnline.comKardashian's wedding and reception was taped for a two-part E! special airing in October; Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sundays at 10/9c on E! RELATED STORIES: would NEVER have admitted in divorce papers that was not his biological child, says the woman who married him after he divorced .In the wake of erroneous reports that Robert's divorce papers somehow proved his paternity of Khloe, is setting the record straight in a new interview with and makes it clear that Robert hid the fact that Khloe was not his biological child, after catching wife Kris cheating on him.“He would never say in court documents that Khloe wasn’t his,” Jan said on Friday, in response to the well-known fact that Robert listed Khloe as his biological child in his divorce papers."He would never do that to Khloe. He loved her," Jan told RadarOnline.com. "She’s always been treated the same. In fact, he treated her even better than the other kids."Jan stunned the entertainment world this week when both she and Robert's next wife, his widow Ellen, independently revealed Kardashian told them that Khoe was not his biological child.His wife Kris was cheating during the marriage and Robert told his two subsequent wives that he was not having sex with Kris.Jan made her comments in a blockbuster interview with Star magazine, which also tracked down Robert's widow, Ellen Kardashian, who confirmed her story, saying Robert made similar comments to her.Khloe's outrage over the remarks struck many as strange, as she has openly questioned if she is a Kardashian, even turning the question into an episode of the family's TV show in 2009.Both Jan and Ellen were aware that in Robert's divorce papers from Kris he listed Khloe as one of his biological children, but both women reveal that proves only what a decent man he was, and that he did not want to subject Khloe to a DNA test. He made it clear that even though he believed he was not her biological father, he considered himself her dad. and he didn't want to drag her into a court battle. with her siblings to see if they have the same biological father.While some media outlets have tried to contend that the divorce papers "prove" Robert was Khloe's biological father, both Ellen and Jan say that simply isn't the case and because they were married to Robert after the papers were filed, they knew all about it and admired Robert for not putting it in the papers, despite his hatred for Kris Jenner."Robert was embarrassed that Kris was running around," Jan told RadarOnline.com on Friday. "He hated her so much. I heard it all the time."In this week's Star magazine, both Jan and Ellen give full details about Kris' affair and how Robert covered up the Khloe paternity scandal.Both women also confirm that Khloe has openly questioned her paternity throughout her life.RELATED STORIES:Movie ActorDaniel RadcliffeHugh JackmanJohnny DeppRobert PattinsonRyan ReynoldsMovie ActressAnne HathawayEmma StoneJennifer AnistonJulia RobertsReese WitherspoonMovie Star Under 25Chloe MoretzDaniel RadcliffeEmma WatsonRupert GrintTom FeltonMovieBridesmaidsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2The HelpPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesTransformers: Dark of the MoonNetwork TV Drama'The Good Wife''Grey’s Anatomy''House''Supernatural''The Vampire Diaries'TV Drama ActorDavid BoreanazHugh LaurieIan SomerhalderNathan FillionPatrick DempseyTV Drama ActressBlake LivelyEllen PompeoEmily DeschanelEva LongoriaNina DobrevNetwork TV Comedy'The Big Bang Theory''Glee''How I Met Your Mother''Modern Family''Two and a Half Men'Album of the Year21 by Adele4 by BeyonceBorn This Way by Lady GagaFemme Fatale by Britney SpearsOwn The Night by Lady Antebellum Male ArtistBlake SheltonBruno MarsEminemEnrique IglesiasJustin BieberFemale ArtistAdeleBeyonceKaty PerryLady GagaTaylor SwiftRadar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the streets of NYC to the red carpet, stars were dressed to rock and shock on Monday in the best and worst fashions and has all the photos.Katie Holmes was dressed to thrill at the 6th Annual Drama Desk Awards in NYC, rocking an fabulous fuchsia ensemble from her own collection. The bigscreen babe rocked a Holmes & Yang crepe de chine blouse with a pleated skirt with a black clutch and heels, scoring herself the best look of the day.Just another manic Monday a la mode for Lady Gaga!  The sassy singer, who was busy promoting her latest album Born This Way, wore or should we say didn't wear one barely-there ensemble after the next.Other notable looks included Jennifer Lopez in Zac Posen and Rose Byrne in Peter Pilotto, while fashion felons of the day included Chloe Sevigny and Jessica Biel.RELATED STORIES:Sure, everyone from Jeremy Lin to Kris Humphries to Chloe Sevigny was in the house to watch the Knicks and Nets battle at Madison Square Garden, but no one took the limelight from proud parents Jay-Z and Beyonce.The A-listers stepped out Monday night in their first public appearance since Bey , Blue Ivy.The 30-year-old Houston-born Dreamgirls stunner wore a yellow shirt and black pants, showing no extra girth since having her first child January 7. Jay-Z played it casual in a grey top and khaki pants, and the pair looked like the happiest of couples.  While Lin turned in a fine effort with 21 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds, it was the Nets -- buoyed by Humphries’ 14 points and 14 rebounds -- to prevail. Fun fact: Jay-Z is a part-owner of the Nets. RELATED STORIES:David Letterman had a full house with three queens on Tuesday's edition of The Late Show, conducting an interview with the Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe.The highlight of the interview centered around -- what else? -- newlywed Kim's oft-celebrated tush, as the sisters brought Dave the famous X-ray of Hollywood's most-talked-about derriere, proving false the rumors she’s had implants in her caboose."Is that painful, to have a butt X-ray?" the Indiana funnyman asked the socialite, who said, "No, you just kind of lay there.""Kind of like my honeymoon," Dave wisecracked.A touch of sibling rivalry filled the air when Khloe complained about Kim's fanny-friendly genetics."That's where all of the fat goes -- right to her a**!" Khloe complained. "All she does is eat junk food, and all it does is go to her booty -- nowhere else!"Kim explained that she has an extra hard time keeping the pounds off when she's in the Big Apple."New York kills me," she said. "I'm here for a couple of months and it's just the death of me ... those nuts on the street corner ... I put on an extra 10 pounds every time."“Well thank God we got to the bottom of that, you know what I’m saying?” Letterman joked.Also in the interview, Kim said her recent wedding was a combination of magic and stress."It was a lot of fun," she said. "I just had no idea how hard it was to plan a wedding... if that was my job, I'd go crazy."Kardashian's wedding and reception was taped for a two-part E! special airing in October; Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sundays at 10/9c on E!RELATED STORIES: - Radar Senior ReporterKim Kardashian graced the cover of a magazine “makeup free” and her sister Khloe followed in her footsteps Thursday -- without the aid of photoshop!The 27-year-old hit a gym in Los Angeles sans war paint, showing what women really look like without makeup, and has the photos.Dressed in an all black outfit, the youngest of the Kardashian trio of sisters looked serious as she headed into her workout.Khloe has stayed out of the scandalous spotlight lately, since the Kardashian family has come under fire following Kim’s from her NBA star hubby Kris Humphries after just 72 days of .Khloe and her husband, LA Lakers star Lamar Odom, had a romantic dinner at The Little Door in Los Angeles the night before she hit up the gym to work off the calories, and she was looking her usual glamorous self.RELATED STORIES:Khloe is not a Kardashian!Robert Kardashian's ex-wife and widow have come forward in a Star magazine exclusive in which they both claim that the late Kardashian expressed his doubts about the paternity of Khloe."Khloe is not his kid -- he told me that after we got married," Jan Ashley, 63, the woman who married Robert after Kris Jenner, revealed to Star."He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, 'Well, you know that Khloe's not really a Kardashian, don't you?' And I said…'OK,' and that was it."Ellen Kardashian, 63, married Robert in 2003 just two months before his death, after dating for nearly six years -- and she has also come forward after eight years of silence to "tell the truth" about the Kardashian family."Khloe brought it up all the time," Ellen told Star. "She looked nothing like the rest. She was tall, had a different shape, light hair, curly hair. Didn't look anything like the other three children."And while Kris recently admitted in her new book that she cheated on Robert during their marriage, both Jan and Ellen said they've always known she cheated, and so did Robert."Robert did question the fact that Khloe was his," Ellen said. "Any normal man would if they knew their wife had cheated on him."Since Robert's death in 2003, Ellen fell on hard financial times -- filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2010 and last October the home that she and Robert shared in Indian Wells, Calif. was sold after going into foreclosure.But in a final bombshell, Ellen claims Robert told her that he and Kris weren't even sleeping together at the time Khloe was conceived."[But] he never would have considered a DNA test," Ellen concluded. "He loved her very much."To read the full, explosive story, pick up a copy of Star magazine -- on newsstands Thursday. RELATED STORIES: isn’t sugarcoating it -- she never liked .The wife of Dallas Maverick , appearing on The Tonight Show Tuesday, explained how the New Jersey Nets forward stuck his foot in his mouth the very first time they met, and how it foreshadowed, for her, how his whirlwind marriage to sister Kim was not meant to be (72 days, to be exact).   "When I met Kris the very first time, I had just landed in New York and it was late at night ... and he was in Kourtney and Kim's suite,” Khloe said, setting the stage for Hump’s massive faux pas. "And I went in there to say, ‘Hi’ because Kim was like, ‘Oh, I wanna introduce you to my friend,'” she recalled. “They'd just started dating. And you know, one of the first things that came out of his mouth -- like within the first five minutes -- was, 'So, how much you getting paid to fake your marriage? Like how long are you gonna keep this up for?'"Khloe, 27, admitted she was put off by the implication her marriage to the then-Los Angles Laker was no more than a publicity stunt. “I was like, ‘Dude, I don’t know if you’re trying to make me laugh,’” she said, adding Kris "just rubbed me the wrong way. “So, ever since then, I had a very defensive wall brought up."Khloe said that while her bad blood with Kris would go on to cause some dissention with older sister Kim, she felt it was better to be honest than tell Kim what she wanted to hear.  “I’m gonna be a good sister ... but I can’t lie and say this is perfect if I feel in my heart I just didn’t agree with it,” she explained.  The beauty’s reality show, Khloe & Lamar, airs Sunday on E! At 10/9c.RELATED STORIES:Khloe Kardashian’s got a good sense of humor -- even when it comes to herself.The wife of Lakers forward Lamar Odom was not at all upset by Saturday Night Live's of her and her sisters with a skit titled "Kim's Fairytale Divorce" special.The socialite wrote on her Twitter page late Sunday: "Ha! I just saw the SNL skit they did and I could not stop laughing.... LOL ... Its SNL... They r supposed 2make fun Its not who we are&I know that."The skit cast Nasim Pedrad as Kim, who said she was not upset at the abrupt end of her marriage to Kris Humphries because "I'm single and there's an NBA lockout."Watch the video on RadarOnline.comIn related news, the real Kim in Los Angeles from Minnesota late Sunday, wearing all-black except for a leopard skin scarf. She met for two hours Sunday at estranged husband Kris Humphries' lakefront Minnesota home with Pastor Joel Johnson, who officiated the couple’s August wedding ceremony.Related Stories:Khloe Kardashian's week from has taken another dramatic turn.The 27-year-old reality star's husband of more than two years, Dallas Mavericks Lamar Odom, had a wild night with strippers at a notorious Washington D.C. strip club on January 8, has exclusively learned.Multiple eyewitnesses have told RadarOnline.com that Odom dropped hundreds of dollars on dancers and at one point was sprawled out in a dimly lit corner of Stadium Club strip club, a venue that bills itself as a "five star dining and premier gentleman's club experience.""Strippers were grinding on him," the onlooker said in an exclusive interview.He attended the seedy club with Mavericks' teammates Shawn Marion and Delonte West in the hours before the 2011 NBA champions were honored by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on January 9.Another club-goer told RadarOnline.com: "Lamar looked to have about 500 one dollar bills in his hand and he gave all of the money to the dancers through-out the night. He made sure the girls were well taken care of. He was throwing money at the women."At one point, the eyewitness said Odom, 32, even went into a private room with one stripper who was a "Khloe look-a-like!""That's where the VIPs go when they don't want to be seen publicly with a stripper," the source at the venue said."Lamar disappeared into the back of the venue where the private rooms are. He was there for quite awhile, but eventually came back to hang with the strippers in the main area again. The stripper that gave him most of his lap dances was a complete Khloe look-a-like."While Odom cavorted with the women, Khloe was home alone at the couple's swanky at the Dallas W Victory Hotel & Residences. That night, she Tweeted: "Thunder in Dallas... And Lammy is in DC. I guess ill cuddle with leopard tonight :) awww my blankey :)"Stadium Club, in the Langdon Park neighborhood of D.C., offers all-nude lap dances from $40 to as much as $300, including some in private rooms with beds.Several strip-clubbers posted Tweets about Odom's visit, too.@IamBentleyEvans wrote, "Oh oh Lamar Odom gon (sic) be at Stadium. Khloe can sleep well tonight.  The girls r too pretty and not muscular enough for him."Another person even Tweeted Khloe to forewarn her that her husband was apparently up to no good.@Dai_laSoul wrote, "Lamar Odom at stadium n dc ACTING BAD @KhloeKardashian."It's been a tumultuous week for Khloe, who is facing from her late father Robert Kardashian's ex-wives that she isn't a biological Kardashian.Jan Ashley, the woman who married Robert Kardashian after he split from Kris Jenner, told the latest issue of that Khloe was not Robert's blood daughter."Khloe is not his kid -- he told me that after we got married," said Ashley, 63. "He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, 'Well, you know that Khloe's not really a Kardashian, don't you?' And I said...'OK,' and that was it."Ellen Kardashian, 63, who was married to Robert at the time of his death in 2003, backed up Ashley's claims."Khloe brought it up all the time," she told Star. "She looked nothing like the rest. She was tall, had a different shape, light hair, curly hair. Didn't look anything like the other three children."However, as , mom Kris Jenner has vigorously denied the two women's claims. “It just gets weirder and weirder: I have never heard such crap in my life. I mean, I was there!” Kris told GMA. “I gave birth, I know who the dad was.” (Interestingly, Kris didn’t get specific as to who the dad was!) RELATED STORIES:The controversy over Khloe Kardashian's paternity continued growing Thursday, with neither side backing down: While Kris Jenner was on GMA denying Star's exclusive report quoting Robert Kardashian’s ex-wife and widow, Jan Ashley and Ellen Kardashian respectively, the women stood firm behind their claims. “It just gets weirder and weirder: I have never heard such crap in my life. I mean, I was there!” Kris, clad in a sleek black get-up, told GMA. “I gave birth, I know who the dad was.” (Interestingly, Kris didn’t get specific as to who the dad was!)The “Momager” continued, “Everything’s good. We’re all good -- don’t worry about it,” adding Khloe’s fair hair color to her sister’s dark hairdos have made for a long-running “family joke” regarding her paternity.But it was far from a family joke, say both of Robert's ex wives, who personally observed Khloe talking about it for years and heard Robert talk about it directly. Star spoke again to Ellen, who said that she had many conversations with Robert Kardashian about it – and that its not a question whether he said it or not – she heard it with her own ears! Despite the reality TV family’s denials, Ellen's made it very clear that Robert didn’t want to take a DNA test; and that despite the fact that Kris cheated on him, he loved Khloe very much, which is all that mattered to him.In addition, Jan reconfirmed that Robert told her point blank that "Khloe is not mine" -- and told the same thing to ET Wednesday. Both women said they observed Khloe going around saying she did not believe she was a Kardashian.An irate Khloe took to Twitter Wednesday, saying, "The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are)."Despite her outrage Wednesday, Khloe once made the issue a storyline on their TV show when she took a DNA test in 2009 on camera. (Interestingly, she only did it with her mom  -- and NOT her siblings!)"Khloe is not his kid — he told me that after we got married," Jan, the woman who married Robert after Kris Jenner, revealed in this week’s Star. "He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, 'Well, you know that Khloe's not really a Kardashian, don't you?' “And I said…'OK,' and that was it."For more on this exclusive story, check out this week’s edition of Star magazine, on newsstands now. RELATED STORIES: - Radar Legal Editor hasn't let her move to Dallas derail her plans to get pregnant, and the reality TV star is now interviewing fertility doctors in Texas, is exclusively reporting.Khloe and hubby have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year. She had been getting fertility treatments in Los Angeles, but when Lamar was abruptly traded from the Lakers to the Lone Star State, Khloe immediately began researching top fertility specialists in Dallas. "Khloe has been meeting with fertility doctors in Dallas, and Lamar has been going with her to several appointments. It makes sense for her to have a fertility doctor in Dallas, as well as Los Angeles. Khloe very much wants to have a baby with Lamar, and their inability to get pregnant has had its rough moments, but this has only made their relationship stronger," a source close to the situation tells us.Cameras have been with Khloe and Lamar ever since their move to Dallas, and their struggle to get pregnant will be featured on their own E! reality spin-off show. "Khloe wants to shine a light on this very sensitive subject. Khloe has received such a warm welcome in Dallas, and she thinks that the move may actually help her get pregnant. Khloe is constantly asked when she is getting pregnant, it just made sense to let viewers know what is really going on," the friend says.Lamar's Dallas Mavericks played the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Monday night, and his wife was in attendance, along with her momager, and stepdad . (The Dallas Maverick's lost the game.)Follow 's Managing Editor David Perel on Twitter at RELATED STORIES: - Radar Assistant Managing Editor is concerned that the timing of her sister, 's new romance with , is going to hurt her with , is exclusively reporting., Kim was snapped slinking out of West's NYC apartment last Thursday morning wearing the same outfit she was wearing on her date with the hip hop star on Wednesday.Despite reports that say Kim and Kanye started dating , sources tell that Humphries claims that it has been on/again off/again and the Grammy award winning hip hop star for much longer."Khloe just wishes that Kim wouldn't get involved with anyone for at least a year," a source close to the family tells . "Kim isn't even divorced yet and Khloe is extremely worried that Kris is going to try and attempt to use her new relationship as ammunition to score a bigger settlement. Khloe doesn't want her sister to get hurt again and she is extremely concerned about cheating allegations that have been made against Kanye in the past. Kim is extremely vulnerable, and the last thing she needs is to have her heart broken."As , Humphries wants to know if Kim spent any money on West while they were married. Even though California is a no-fault divorce state if a spouse spends money on a lover while married the other person is legally entitled to recover those funds."Kris absolutely wants to know if Kim spent money on Kanye while he was married to her. If Kim took Kanye out to dinner, bought him any gifts, etc., Kris wants to know how much she spent, if anything at all. Under the law in California, Kris is legally entitled to that money and he deserves it, if it can be proven," an insider told .RELATED STORIES:It's always snarky in Philadelphia.At least that was the case for reality superstars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian when they were mimicked after a recent appearance on the local Fox morning show Good Day to promote their upcoming Sears clothing line.Co-anchor Mike Jerrick couldn't stop snickering at the fashionista duo, mimicking their high-pitched voices and the shoulder-padded jackets they were wearing in the spot."Can they still hear us?" he joked, while co-host Sheinelle Jones smacked him and made mea culpas for her co-host’s politically incorrect (yet funny) demonstration."I love them, I think they're stunning," Jones said.Jerrick called the incident "just another foot in mouth" on Thursday adding, "I have mad cow disease or something -- I must."The gorgeous sisters appeared via video link from New York, where they're promoting their line at Fashion Week. In the meantime, Kim’s recent wedding and reception was taped for a two-part E! special airing in October.Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sundays at 10/9c on E!RELATED STORIES:Just to clarify, isn’t really seeing a marriage counselor again – it’s just !The returned to the Atlanta set of Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor on Friday, looking more somber than usual – and has the photos. The reality show bombshell, who usually has a wide smile slapped across her face for the cameras, donned a black leather jacket as she walked around with her script in hand.After in Minnesota with her estranged husband, , getting some real counseling with the Pastor that married the couple, Kim jetted over to Atlanta earlier this week to film her part in Perry’s movie. As , Perry’s decision to cast the reality vixen -- who shocked the world when she from Humphries, her husband of 72 days, last week -- has irked a number of his fans, who took to the message board of his website to vent.Said one poster: “I believe it is against your better judgment to have Kim Kardashian star as a supporting actress in your upcoming movie. You still have a moral responsibility to your supporters to maintain a level of integrity when it comes to casting your movies. I have to boycott this film if Kim Kardashian is part of this project.”Another wrote, “Well Tyler, since you are going ahead and keeping Kim Kardashian in your new movie in spite of how your fans feel tells it all. You’re beginning to sound arrogant. I felt so proud of how hard you work and how connected you are to your fan base. I don’t see it as your fans telling you what to do and feel like we can because of our undying support, but dang TP, Kardashian does not fit.”Kardashian and Humphries tied the knot August 20 in that was broadcast on E!; the wedding racked up huge ratings, averaging 4.4 and 2.7 million viewers, respectively, on consecutive nights.RELATED STORIES: - Radar Senior ReporterKim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage that many are saying was all a , has earned her the title of the “Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2011.”The reality star received the dubious distinction from the “for making a private matter public and disrespecting the institution of marriage.”Kim married Kris Humphries in a lavish, in August and then on Halloween in a move that blindsided her husband.As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, and claims there isn’t anything real about the entire Keeping Up with the Kardashians clan.While Kim was found to be the most ill-mannered, Kate Middleton was awarded the title of Best-Mannered Person of 2011 “for the poise and dignity with which she conducts herself in the public spotlight.”"The annual selections are based on the demonstration of dignity, honor, and respect," said Elizabeth Anne Winters, NLJC National Director. "Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was chosen for the exemplary manner in which she has conducted herself, before and after her marriage to Prince William."Also on the list were Justin Bieber “for consistently showing courtesy to his fans,” and Taylor Swift “for inspiring young people with her music and her manners.”Do you think Kim Kardashian was the most ill-mannered person of 2011? Tell us in comments!RELATED STORIES:"Today is the day!" an excited Kim Kardashian wrote on Saturday morning. Just hours away from her wedding to Kris Humphries, the bride-to-be wants her fans to share in her big day, and has opened up a virtual guestbook."I can’t believe it’s finally here! Thank you so much to everyone who made this day happen!!!!!" Kim wrote."Even though you can’t all be there to help me celebrate today, it would mean so much to me if you would sign my ‘Virtual Wedding Guestbook‘ by leaving a comment below!You guys mean the world to me, and I want to thank you for all your love and support. I love you!!!Xo Kim"Kim and Kris will wed later today at a $29 million estate in Montecito, Calif.  Nearly 500 guests, including Justin Bieber, will be attending.Check back to RadarOnline.com throughout the day for all the latest news about Hollywood's wedding of the year.RELATED STORIES:’s mother, , wants to make it very clear that her daughter won’t make any money off her .In a new interview with Rob Shuter on HDNet’s Naughty But Nice With Rob, the momager that Kim, 31, didn’t make any money off her short lived marriage to .“First of all Kim didn’t make millions off her wedding,” Kris says on the show, which airs Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on HDNet.“She made less than $1 million from selling pictures and the wedding special was part of her show deal with E!. She will not be selling a divorce interview and plans to continue to donate to charities.”As , Kim filed for divorce on October 31, after just 72 days of marriage.Kardashian and Humphries, a free agent during the NBA lockout, in a lavish wedding with stars like Ryan Seacrest and among the 400 guests in attendance. The TV special chronicling the nuptials, E!'s Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, aired last month to huge ratings, averaging 4.4 and 2.7 million viewers, respectively, on consecutive nights.RELATED STORIES: has decided not to file a formal police report against Christina Cho, the woman who threw a on the reality star last month on the red carpet at the event for her new fragrance, is exclusively reporting.As , Kim was flour bombed by the PETA activist at the swanky West Hollywood hotel, The London. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department took a non-criminal battery report of the , and Cho was briefly taken into custody, but wasn't arrested. In the days after the attack Kardashian hinted that she was going to against Cho, but she has had a change of heart. "Kim ultimately decided that it was going to be more trouble than it was worth, and she didn't want to give Christina Cho a platform for her to promote whatever agenda she obviously has," a source close to the reality star tells Radar. "Kim is just too busy and has so much going on with her life to file the report, meet with investigators and possibly testify at a trial if Cho was going to be charged. Remember, only prosecutors can determine if charges are ever going to be filed, that decision was never up to Kim. "What Kim could have done is filed a formal complaint or a police report and then that would have been turned over to prosecutors to determine if there was enough evidence to charge Cho. Kim is already going through exhausting and taxing , she doesn't want to get involved in yet another legal drama." As , Kim's younger sister Khloe severed ties with PETA after it was revealed that Cho had close ties to the group. "Not only has PETA lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behavior. I’ve been a vocal supporter of PETA for a long time, but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me. As you all know, I don’t condone violence and bullying and what happened last Thursday was just that.. I'am absolutely disgusted by [PETA’s] behavior. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions. I personally don’t wear fur but that doesn’t mean I am going to force my views on anyone else, ESPECIALLY by violating them," Khloe said on her blog shortly after the attack.Meanwhile, "Kim has moved on from the attack and has taken appropriate precautions to ensure her safety. Kim is in a really good place right now enjoying her new romance with Kanye and she doesn't want to dwell in the past," the source says. RELATED STORIES: - Radar Legal EditorSay it isn't so!Kris Humphries is telling his friends and family that his soon to be , Kim Kardashian's reality shows are way more fiction than fact, is exclusively reporting.A source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com a particularly damning anecdote, which would seem to give great weight to the NBA free agent's claim."Kris was with Kim and her family in Bora Bora, and he playfully threw her in the sea. Kim emerged from the water, freaking out, with cameras rolling, shrieking that she had lost one of her diamond earrings, which are worth $75,000," the source says. "Kim was crying hysterically, but then miraculously, one of her younger sisters found the earring in the ocean, where the group had been swimming. It was probably 6-8 feet deep, and Kris commented to Kim how unbelievable it was that the valuable earring was found as the current in the ocean in Bora Bora is very, very strong. Kim just said, 'I know,' with very big smile on her face."Although Kris' eyes have been opened, and he's been left with a nasty taste by the whole experience of his whirlwind relationship and 72-day marriage, he does still have respect for one member of the family."Kris says that Kim's reality shows are a total sham. He doesn't think there is anything real about the shows at all. Kris thinks that Khloe is truly the only authentic one among the Kardashian sisters," The source says. "Even though they didn't get along, at all, he respects that Khloe does what she wants. If Kim and Kris had stayed together, and he had gotten traded to Dallas, like Lamar did, he knows Kim wouldn't have moved with him like Khloe is doing." RELATED STORIES:She sold one roommate's hair to a wig company and swapped another's birth control pills with breath mints. Yeah, it's safe to say Chloe (Krysten Ritter) is the housemate from hell. "If Holly Golightly and Satan had a child, it would be her," says Krysten, but there's a method to Chloe's madness. On the edgy new comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, her plan is simple: collect rent money from bright-eyed new arrivals to New York, make their lives miserable, chase them away and keep the profits.Chloe's newest mark is June (Dreama Walker), an Indiana girl whose job and company-supplied apartment fall through when her boss is hauled off to jail. Desperate for a place to live, she moves in with Chloe, who promptly swindles her. But June soon catches wind of the scam and turns the tables on Chloe, selling her furniture and earning a little respect. "June outsmarts Chloe, and that's part of what makes her like me in the end," Dreama explains. "It's a special little dynamic we have." The result makes for one of Manhattan's most unlikely living situations — and that's saying something. While many consider this Krysten's breakout role, the real scene-stealer is James Van Der Beek. He plays himself — or, rather, a self-centered, blowhard version of himself — who is Chloe's ex-boyfriend and current BFF. "This character is really sweet, but he's completely narcissistic," says the Dawson's Creek alum. "I said, 'Don't ever be afraid of offending me. Let's always go for what's funniest and see where it takes us.'" Though James is having a ton of fun on set, there is a downside to playing a guy who tells boring Hollywood stories and uses his old Dawson's flannel to seduce women. Says James, "Every once in a while I come back home to my daughter and say, 'Sorry for what I'm doing to the family name, kiddo.'"by Radar StaffTragedy has hit close to home for Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian.The classy Los Angeles Lakers forward and his socialite wife each tweeted memorials late Monday, after a 15-year-old boy died just days after he was hit by a motorcycle that was hit by a car Odom was a passenger in.The accident took place last Thursday in Jamaica, Queens, New York, where Odom was in town for a family funeral.After the tragic death, Odom tweeted: "Thank you for your support and prayers! My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family."Khloe, on her page, wrote: "My heart/soul goes out 2every1 in pain from any suffering. Pray 4 all of the angels surrounding us constantly. May our spirits stay strong. Above all, love each other deeply, b/c love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality 2 1another without grumbling 1 Peter 4:8-9."Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Our love will give us strength! Love conquers ALL!" RELATED STORIES: - Radar Assistant Managing Editor, the Hookah Lounge manager that alleges , met with two LAPD detectives Tuesday morning at an undisclosed location for more than an hour, is exclusively reporting. Lohan, 25, was driving away from the Sayers Club in Hollywood almost two weeks ago in her new black Porsche when she says she was blocked by a horde of paparazzi and club patrons from the nearby Hookah Lounge. As Lindsay was trying to make a U-turn among the crowd at the late night hotspot, she allegedly hit Kamal and his car and then sped off.Kamal was interviewed by for more than an hour, and his attorney, Mark Geragos, was present. "Thaer gave an honest and accurate account of what happened to him that night," a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com. "He wants Lindsay to be held accountable for her actions. She shouldn't have driven away after hitting him, period. He doesn't want her to get away with it. Thaer feels that Lindsay's camp has bullied him by making up stories that he was being investigated for insurance fraud. He was steadfast in his conviction that he has never committed any crime, and hasn't been investigated ever for fraud. Thaer is fearful for his family back in Iraq, he has done nothing wrong, he didn't break any laws. He served with the United States Army for six years and seven months, and has a spotless record. He obeys all laws, and he wonders why Lindsay doesn't." As , media reports circulated last week that Kamal was being investigated for insurance fraud in eight different cases for staging fake car accidents and filing bogus claims. "Let's be very clear about this, Thaer Kamal has never been investigated for insurance fraud, fraud, staging car accidents or anything even remotely related to any illegal criminal behavior," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com. "Thaer doesn't have a criminal record, has never been arrested and this is the first time he has ever filed a claim with his insurance company. Thaer is disgusted that these false reports have been made."Kamal's attorney is looking into who has been slandering their client. "Mark will be investigating who made those false statements about Thaer being the focus of insurance fraud investigations and will take the appropriate legal action against those responsible for the false and defamatory comments if necessary," the insider said.Geragos turned over the surveillance video that captured the alleged hit and run, as well as Thaer's medical records. "The detectives were very receptive and interested in Kamal's statement. It was done professionally, and away from prying eyes so that Thaer can try and maintain some sort of privacy because of security concerns for his family in Iraq," the source says.Lindsay is scheduled to appear for Thursday in connection with her necklace theft case. Despite media reports that Lindsay is in the clear from this incident, our law enforcement source says, "that isn't accurate because this is still an ongoing criminal investigation. It's a fluid situation and the detectives will be conducting further interviews with eyewitnesses."UPDATE: "Lindsay will be appearing in an episode of Glee," Lindsay's rep, Steve Honig said in a statement but would offer no further details about when the episode would be airing.RELATED STORIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> UPDATE: RadarOnline.com has learned that court documents confirm that James Driskill is still legally married to Nina Hauser but he filed for divorce on July 7, 2011.Up until May, he was listed as living with Nina at their Santa Monica home, but in the months since then he is down as having a different Santa Monica address with Chloe.Singer Chloe Lattanzi has cancelled her wedding to fiance James Driskill just weeks before she was due to walk down the aisle because she found out he’s still married.RadarOnline.com has learned that Olivia Newton-John's only child pulled the plug on the wedding plans after she was tipped off that her fiance was leading a double life, ."Chloe is devastated and so is her mum," a family friend told New Idea.Lattanzi, 25, had been dating martial arts instructor Driskill since 2009 and got engaged last year, much to the delight of the troubled singer's parents.Her actor dad Matt Lattanzi praised Driskill for "saving her from a tortured place," after his daughter had battled emotional problems including anorexia."Right now she is not in that place, especially because of this very balanced relationship she's in (with James Driskill). In fact, I think she is able to express herself about these dark places with more confidence."When the couple first met, Driskill had been separated from his wife of four years, Nina, for four months, but Chloe's friend has now broken the news to her that Nina and James never divorced and still lived together for financial reasons.Driskill, who teaches martial arts at the Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy in Los Angeles, hasn't tried to hide his relationship with Lattanzi and there are romantic photos of the pair on his Facebook page, which gives no indication that he is already married.Lattanzi recently caused a scandal with her disturbing music video, Play With Me, which portrayed graphic scenes of suicide and drug-taking.In one scene, she can be seen in a hotel room as a man sits alongside, ignoring her. Lying on the bed in a black dress, she keeps whispering the words "notice me." RELATED STORIES:We're still hopelessly devoted to Olivia Newton-John.The Grease beauty, who turned 63 last month, shined on the red carpet at a photo call for her upcoming comedy A Few Best Men at the sixth International Rome Film Festival in Rome, Italy Friday.Fun fact: Thirty years ago, John was nominated for a Grammy for her hit single Physical.A Few Best Men -- starring John, Rebel Wilson and Xavier Samuel -- hits theaters next year. RELATED STORIES:Reese Witherspoon's has caused ripples of disgust among animal lovers and has outraged PETA, RadarOnline.com can report."No matter how much Reese paid for that bag, the animals paid a much higher price," Nicole Dao, Media Liaison for the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) told RadarOnline.com.As RadarOnline.com , the Water For Elephants star has been spotted several times in Los Angeles carrying a Chloe Paraty python and leather purse, which she clearly didn’t buy in California because the popular snakeskin has been banned from sales there since 1970."We can't imagine that she'd wish to contribute to this hidden suffering, especially for something as frivolous as a fashion accessory that can be replicated with no bloodshed," said Dao, who went on to explain the grotesque manner in which pythons are impaled on trees and skinned alive for their sought-after scales.This is not the first time America's sweetheart has upset the animal rights organization.PETA nominated Reese for the title of 'World's Sexiest Vegetarian' in 2005, she ultimately lost out to Carrie Underwood and Chris Martin, which was a good thing as just a year later the actress went on the Ellen DeGeneres show and gushed about how "everything tastes better with bacon," .Witherspoon's Walk The Line star Joaquin Phoenix certainly won't approve of her latest $3,820 purchase. The actor recently narrated an undercover video for PETA campaigning against the exotic skins industry."Exotic animals are mostly unknown to us and so is what they suffer before being turned into belts and bags," the Golden Globe winning actor revealed in a heartfelt video message on ."Every year millions of reptiles are slaughtered so that handbags, belts and shoes can be made from their skin," said Phoenix. "The animals' welfare is not a concern to those who hunt, poach and slaughter them."Joaquin called out the major fashion houses, such as Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, to choose compassion over cruelty by eliminating exotic-skins from their collections and using cruelty-free alternatives like Nike and H&M do."These days, it's easy to have a look that kills without killing - with fake snake, mock croc, python pleather, and other designer items that pay tribute to the beauty of these animals without massacring them," Dao told RadarOnline.com.According to the California Penal Code Section 653o it is unlawful to import python into California for commercial purposes, to posses with intent to sell, or sell within the state, however, it is not illegal to purchase python in another state and carry it over.You can watch Joaquin’s horrifying video expose here on RadarOnline.com — Be warned though, it is NOT for the faint-hearted. RELATED STORIES:It is hard to imagine these bigscreen bombshells looking anything less than gorgeous, so when they undergo major make-unders for the art of acting, it is impossible not to take notice. has photos of the sexiest Hollywood stars who have played ugly, stripped down and showing off their flawless figures in the skimpiest of swimsuits.  Click the next sentence to see sexy stars who have played ugly.Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most gorgeous gals in Tinseltown.  With her long, blonde locks, flawless face and rock hard bikini body, the Academy Award winner always dazzles on the big screen-and on the beach!  When Gwyn appeared alongside Jack Black in Shallow Hal, piling on the pounds with the help of a fat suit, she proved to the world that she wasn't just another pretty face!Playing ugly scored bigscreen beauties Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank and Halle Berry Oscars.  While South African sizzler Charlize played down her looks as a homely serial killer in Monster, and hard-boded Hilary pretended to be a boy in Boys Don't Cry, Halle toned down her model looks as a poverty-stricken single mother in Monster's Ball.Sexy songbird Mariah Carey bounced back from her box office flop Glitter, playing a frumpy social worker in the Academy Award nominated movie Precious.And Jessica Alba may be one of the most smoking hot bikini babes on the beach, but she wasn't dropping jaws An Invisible Sign Of My Own, playing dowdy math genius Mona Gray.RELATED STORIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom a swanky fashion show in the South of France to the streets of Beverly Hills, Hollywood's hottest stars were dressed to rock and shock in the best, worst & wackiest fashions and has all the photos in our daily feature.Chanel kicked off the Cannes Film Festival with their annual Cruise fashion show, attracting the A-list likes of Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson.  The Gossip Girl scored the top style slot, rocking a sizzling hot sequin blazer with a micro-mini tulip skirt, while the former OC star was close behind in her Chanel Couture strapless top and leather short look. Both babes finished off their fab looks with Christian Louboutin heels.Dude looks like a homeless! Steven Tyler left his lady clothes at home, stepping out in Beverly Hills in transient threads. The Aerosmith frontman may be an American Idol when it comes to his career, but not with his couture!Keira Knightley was a Valentino vixen on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, while Sarah Jessica Parker looked Sexy in the City in a powerful purple Halston gown at the Robin Hood Foundation Gala but what was up with her hair?What other stars were dressed to rock and shock on Monday?  Click to find out.Last week Kiehl's Since 1851 hosted a bash at their Santa Monica store to celebrate the skincare company's Earth Day collaboration with Dexter's Michael C. Hall and Big Love's Chloe Sevigny and has all the photos.Both Chloe and Michael designed Limited Edition labels for Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, with 100% of the company's net profits going to benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is a grassroots organization that protects and purifies community waterways.Other celebrity guest included True Blood's Sam Trammell, The Hills stars Kristin Cavallari and Stephanie Pratt, One Tree Hill's Robert Buckley and Brothers & Sisters babe Gilles Marini.To purchase Chloe's Limited Edition Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Maque for $23.00 and to purchase Michael's .RELATED STORIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> Radar Style & Beauty EditorHollywood's hottest stars continued to flock the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival, hitting the town dressed to rock and shock in the best, worst and wackiest fashions.Bar Refaeli didn't let her recent split from Leonardo DiCaprio get in the way of her Cannes plans! While the Hollywood hunk was busy yachting around with Blake Lively, the Israeli supermodel was hitting the town in bombshell fashion, wearing Roberto Cavalli's uber-chic designs to perfection.Goldie Hawn had a boob blunder at the de Grisogono dinner, where Quincy Jones made a statement at pink.And Kirsten Dunst lightened up her look for the Melancholia photocall on Thursday, wearing a divine and sunny Chloe Chiffon dress with Jimmy Choo heels.Who else rocked and shocked on the fashion front at Cannes over the past few days? Click to find out. <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> Radar Style & Beauty EditorIt was a glam-packed night in NYC as stars like Jessica Alba, Ashley Greene and Naomi Watts hit the annual CFDA Awards dressed to rock and shock in designer duds and has all the photos.Victoria's Secret supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr sexed up the style scene with craftily cutout dresses. While Ale rocked a red hot Prabal Gurung gown, Orlando Bloom's wondrous wife looked drool-worthy in Michael Kors.Kirsten Dunst experienced a fashion flop wearing Patrik Ervell menswear a la mode, while Chloe Sevigny wore an ensemble from her collection with Opening Ceremony, which failed to impress.As for wacky, leave it to Lady Gaga to up the shock factor! The sassy singer wore a custom created look from Mugler with towering platforms, arriving fashionable late of course!What other stars were dressed to rock and shock at the CFDA Awards and what were they wearing? Click to find out. <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> From the red carpet to the streets, stars were out in full force this weekend dressed to rock and shock -- and has all the photos in our weekend roundup.If you’ve got it, flaunt it girl! Katharine McPhee showed off her sexy side at the opening night of the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, wearing a skintight flesh-toned Herve Leger bandage dress, with matching patent peep-toes. The American Idol looked nearly nude in the incredibly sexy but tasteful look, scoring herself the best look of the weekend.They say “Don’t hassle The Hoff,” but the former Baywatch star made it nearly impossible to resist when he hit the Los Angeles premiere of Hop, dressed in Easter Bunny attire. Living large in a white suit, light pink blouse and bow tie, the wacky actor landed himself worst dressed status.Olivia Munn and Dita Von Teese both looked beautiful in blue. While Munn looked magnificent in Marchesa at The Comedy Awards, the burlesque babe rocked Jenny Packham to Perez Hilton’s birthday bash.The stunning Keira Knightley had an a la mode miss at the Jameson Empire Awards, wearing an unflattering open-shouldered Rodarte frock, while Vanessa Hudgens had a little too much slither in her style at a Sin City party celebrating her Sucker Punch movie.What other stars rocked and shocked over the weekend?  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> Radar Style & Beauty EditorThese bikini bombshells always steam up the sand, showing off their boobalicious bikini bods in the skimpiest of swimsuits.  has photos of the sexiest supermodels, bigscreen babes and reality stars in this special photo feature, honoring the most ample assets from the Pacific to the Atlantic.  There is no question why Brooklyn Decker, Bar Refaeli and Doutzen Kroes get paid the big bucks to strip down into the skimpiest of swimsuits—they all fill out their bikini tops in ample fashion! Kim Kardashian and Audrina Patridge have some of the most covetable curves in Hollywood, and the reality show stars aren’t shy about showing them off in totally sexy swimwear. And Courteney Cox, Kate Gosselin and Denise Richards are all Hollywood supermoms, who have a lot more to be proud of than their adorable children.  RELATED STORIES:   - Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the red carpet to the streets, stars started sporting festive fashion early this year dressed to rock and shock in the best and worst fashions – and has all the photos. looked white hot and sophisticated at the Swarovski Elements and Rodeo Drive holiday lighting ceremony in Beverly Hills. rocked a white Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 frock that featured a black belt with snaky heels and Swarovski bling, finishing the look off with smoky eyes and nude lips. Oh ! The Hole rocker was dressed to shock at the NYC premiere of Hugo, baring her boobs in a dangerously lowcut red satin gown. Also at the premiere was the darling Chloe Moretz, who was dressed to thrill in Dolce & Gabbana. also grabbed a lot of attention on the fashion front, hitting her Barney’s New York window unveiling in a custom-made Chanel frock and then hitting the 39th in a super slitty Stephane Rolland gown – which showed off her sheer panties.For all the rest of the best and worst dressed stars of the day, .RELATED GALLERIES:It's refreshing to hear that some celebrities listen to the voice of public opinion, especially when it comes to animal welfare. has decided to ditch her python skin purse after the cruel accessory sparked outrage from PETA, can exclusively report.As , the Water For Elephants star has been spotted several times carrying a Chloe Paraty python and leather purse, which she clearly didn't buy in California because the popular snakeskin has been banned from sales in the state since 1970.Upon hearing the news from Radar that Reese had the purse, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals rushed a copy of their of the exotic-skins industry to Witherspoon.  The video was coincidentally hosted by her Walk the Line co-star, Joaquin Phoenix.The graphic video describes how snakes and other reptiles are often skinned alive and how they suffer slow, painful deaths for the sake of fashion."Thankfully, Reese has just informed PETA that she will no longer carry the bag," PETA Media Officer Wendy Wegner told Radar."We've long known Reese to be a kind person, so we're pleased - and not surprised - that she is hanging up her python bag for good," PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange went on to say."We hope Reese's honest mistake will serve as a reminder for all of us to be extra-certain that what we're buying is mock crock or fake snake."According to the California Penal Code Section 653o it is unlawful to import python into California for commercial purposes, to posses with intent to sell, or sell within the state. However, it is not illegal to purchase python in another state and carry it over.RELATED STORIES:Is going to be animal rights activists next target?America’s sweetheart has been sporting a brand new designer bag around town made out of an exotic animal!  Witherspoon has been snapped several times carrying the uber-luxe Chloe Paraty python and leather purse, which she clearly didn’t buy in California because the popular snakeskin has been banned from sales in California since 1970 – and has the details.According to the California Penal Code Section 653o it is unlawful to import python into California for commercial purposes, to posses with intent to sell, or sell within the state, however, it is not illegal to purchase python in another state and carry it over.Reese’s python Chloe bag is for sale in black for $3,820.Do you think Reese should be rocking a python purse?  Leave your comments below.RELATED STORIES: - Radar Reporter’s to the Dallas Mavericks has fallen flat as he has been demoted to the D-League, is reporting.Once a star forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, ’s  husband will now be playing for the Mav’s affiliate team, the Texas Legends, on Saturday in nearby Frisco, according to ESPN.com.The move is a major slap in the face for 32-year-old Odom, who as had recently canceled games to be by the side of his ailing father, Joe, back in L.A. and has not hit the court with his teammates since February 20.  “He has been excused to tend to a family matter. He will rejoin us after the [All-Star] break,” said Coach Rick Carlisle at the time, but instead the reality star didn’t arrive back in Dallas until Wednesday, where team owner Mark Cuban reportedly met with Odom and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, to work on a timetable that would ease him back into the fold after his weeklong personal leave.Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd revealed that Lamar’s inconsistent effort and extended absence was worrying for his teammates. "Trust factor is always big," Kidd said, according to ESPN. "For that, he's going to have to earn it with a lot of the guys. But we all give second chances, third chances. For that, we just want him to be him and be comfortable and play."Meanwhile, an NBA source revealed to that the root of Lamar’s problems was most likely in his head, not his shooting hands. “He's been struggling with the offense on the Mavericks. The Lakers ran an offense called ‘The Triangle’ under former coach Phil Jackson, and he was Lamar's coach the entire time,” said the insider.“No one else in the league plays an offense like that so he's been struggling with playing with the Mavericks, who play a more traditional offense.  Plus because of the NBA lockout and his late trade, he missed out on the benefit of training camp to learn the ropes.“However, the Lakers aren't playing that this year under new coach Mike Brown, so it is possible that Lamar could have struggled anywhere,” he explained.Khloe and Lamar were delighted to Dallas in December to escape the family drama and media spotlight that surrounded them back in Los Angeles.RELATED STORIES: - Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the red carpet of the hottest movie premieres to the city streets, Hollywood's hottest stars were dressed to rock and shock on Tuesday in the best & worst fashions, and has all the photos.Magnificent metallic a la mode was on hand at the Los Angeles premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. dropped jaws in a stunning Marchesa gown from the Resort 2012 collection.The big screen bombshell rocked Christian Louboutin heels with the floor-sweeping, cowl-backed dress. Noomi Rapace also dazzled at the star-studded event, wearing and awesomely embroidered Valentino gown. was looking extraterrestrial in the city, hitting Live with Kelly pairing her rose-hued Valentino number with bright aqua tights! She finished off the look with Jimmy Choo heels and House of Lavande bling.Other style scores included in Lanvin at the Pirelli Calendar Gala Dinner and at the Paris premiere of Hugo.For the rest of the best and worst dressed stars of the day, .RELATED GALLERIES: - Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the red carpet of the hottest movie premieres and the swankiest soirees to the city streets, Hollywood’s hottest stars were dressed to rock and shock on Wednesday in designer duds – and has all the photos and details in our daily fashion feature! did it again! The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star sexed up the New York premiere of her highly anticipated movie, this time, rocking a short and sexy Prabal Gurung number.  She paired the cutout dress, which featured a sheer overlay back, with Christian Louboutin heels., Rooney’s big sis, was also styled in fab fashion to support her. The gorgeous actress rocked a fem and flirty Christian Dior pleated cocktail dress with Brian Atwood heels and a Miu Miu clutch. was up to his old attire antics at the American Idol auditions in Los Angeles. The Aerosmith rocker sported shredded lace-up bell-bottom jeans with snaky cowboy boots, a silk top and lots of feathers.Other best dressed babes included in Yves Saint Laurent at The ZOE Media Group Launch and Paula Patton in Dolce & Gabbana at the Rio premiere of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, presented by Paramount Pictures and Coke Zero.For all the rest of the best and worst fashions of the day, .RELATED GALLERIES:Soap actor Nick Santino committed suicide after being overcome with guilt for putting down his healthy beloved pit bull, Rocco.The Brooklyn born performer had become embroiled in a doggy dispute with his neighbors at his upper West Side condo, according to .Santino apparently felt under pressure to get rid of his pooch after the policy in the building changed disallowing any new pit bulls to live there.Although as a current resident Santino was legally allowed to keep Rocco in the building, he was allegedly harassed by neighbors for months who wanted the dog gone from the building and made life difficult for him.So last Tuesday, on Santino’s 47th birthday, he had his best friend euthanized.But the struggling actor, who has had parts in All My Children and Guiding Light, immediately regretted his decision and his grief was too much, leading him to take his own life.Santino’s body was found on Wednesday after overdosing on pills. He had made a final call to an ex-girlfriend at 2 am before killing himself.“Today I betrayed my best friend and put down my best friend,” Santino wrote in a suicide note according to his friend Stuart Sarnoff.“Rocco trusted me and I failed him. He didn’t deserve this.”Santino adopted Rocco from a shelter several years ago and had posted on his Facebook that he “did not rescue Rocco, Rocco rescued me.”RELATED STORIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the beaches of Malibu to the stands of the France Open and the Monaco Grand Prix, stars were dressed to rock and shock this holiday weekend and has all the photos.Katie Holmes spent her Memorial Day chasing Suri around the beach in Malibu, rocking totally chic a la mode. The bigscreen babe paired casual cutoff shorts with a fitted blazer, summery booties and a floppy hat, a perfect look for a Hollywood party on the beach.Painfully skinny LeAnn Rimes traveled home from Mexico without her pants on, while Chelsea Handler hit a Hamptons Magazine party, looking like she just rolled out of bed.Blake Lively spent the weekend in the South of France, looking white hot wearing a flirty mini, BCBGeneration sandals and a See by Chloe bag, while Kim Kardashian and The Ring made a marvelous appearance a la mode in Monaco.What other stars were dressed to rock and shock over the holiday weekend? Click to find out. - Radar Style & Beauty EditorThe fiercest fashionistas and top models kicked off New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night, hitting the 2012 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street dressed to rock and shock in designer duds – and has all the wardrobe winners and sinners!Famed fashion designer Roberto Cavalli was honored at the annual fundraiser, so it wasn’t shocking that several of the guests were decked out in gowns from his collection! , , and all dazzled in Cavalli, showing off their hot bods to perfection in gorgeous gowns.Though half the age of many of the guests, sported a la mode of the evening.  The troubled starlet was not looking her very best, wearing a bright white Tom Ford sleeved dress with grey Prada pumps.As for wacky, definitely grabbed attention in a fire-engine red dress – bizarrely adding a gold, shiny shower-cap looking hat!For all the rest of the best, worst & wackiest dressed stars at the amfAR New York Gala, .RELATED GALLERIES: - Radar Features EditorFrom the , Hollywood’s hottest stars were dressed to rock and shock in the best, worst & wackiest fashions – and RadarOnline.com has a roundup of all the wardrobe winners and sinners in our weekly feature!Summer is coming and things are getting a little bit brighter! rocked our favorite getup of the week, nailing the neon look during on a Brazilian talk show. The delightful diva paired a neon green Michael Kors sleeved skin-hugging mini with hot pink Casadei heels and Jacqueline Nerguizian jewelry. also sported standout style with hot hues in NYC, pairing a hot pink Michael Kors sleeved top with a powerfully patterned Etro skirt.Who missed the mark with their colorful clothing choices?  Ice-T’s wife proved that she doesn’t need a to show off her crazy curves in barely legal style!  The reality show star walked her dog in NYC, leaving little to the imagination with her ill-fitting neon orange tracksuit.It’s her birthday and she can wear – or not wear – what she wants to!  As for wacky, , , celebrated her 26th like a queen!  Wearing a tiara that perfectly matched her studded jacket, the chart-topper decided to leave her pants at home.For the rest of the best, worst & wackiest dressed stars of the week, .RELATED STORIES:   - Radar Style & Beauty EditorWho was dressed to rock and shock at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards? has photos and details about all of the wardrobe winners and sinners at the annual awards show in our trademark Best, Worst & Wackiest Fashion feature!Though several star were right on the a la mode mark with their fabulous fashion choices, we have to say that a certain Disney star deserves the top haute honors. is embracing her beautiful body and we are loving every second of it! The young singer showed off her covetable curves in a coral-colored sweetheart strapless Marchesa gown that featured gorgeous embellishment.Beware of the lampshade look, ladies! We love , but the House M.D. star seriously looked like a floorlamp in a fringed hemline embroidered dress with her hair in a super high bun on top of her head.The most talked about hairstyle look of the evening was courtesy of Fashion Police host herself. Though her colorfully cool dress was on our haute list, we couldn’t get over her granny grey hair. Hopefully this is a tress trend that won’t catch on anytime soon.The most delightfully out of character stars of the night were and .  While the Twilight star wore a gorgeously goth, custom-made leather and lace DKNY dress with Brian Atwood heels, The Hunger Games hottie showed lots of skin in a dramatically daring Viktor & Rolf Spring 2012 mesh swirl masterpiece.As for trends, it looks like this award’s season is going to be quite colorful!  A bevy of beauties like in Elie Saab, and Whitney Cummings in ASOS looked gorgeous in green, while donned hot pink, and ravished in red and Busy Phillips and Jennifer Lawrence looked beautiful in bright blue.For the rest of the best, worst & wackiest fashions of the 2012 People’s Choice Awards, .RELATED GALLERIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> Radar Style & Beauty EditorFrom the MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada to biggest Sin City soirees, Hollywood’s hottest stars were dressed to rock and shock over the weekend in the best, worst & wackiest fashions and RadarOnline.com has all the photos in our weekly feature.Selena Gomez brought her steamy style north of the border for the Canadian awards show, rocking a super chic and sexy Burberry Prorsum mini on the red carpet. The Disney diva paired the tiny little thang with bright purple Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toes, dominating the red carpet. Also at the show, Avril Lavigne wore another Sk*er girl outfit (blah!) while Lady Gaga upped the wacky factor wearing one Versace outfit after another.Miley Cyrus experience a crop-top catastrophe Down Under, while Heidi Klum made an appearance on a German television show looking totally out of character in a crazily patterned catsuit.Kate Bosworth looked pretty in hot pink at the Life Happens premiere of the Los Angeles Film Festival, rocking a Richard Nicoll number with Chloe sandals, while Kim Kardashian showed off her crazy curves at Khloe’s 27th birthday bash, wearing a sexy Herve Leger by Max Azria bandage dress with black Christian Louboutins.What other stars were dressed to rock and shock over the weekend? Click to find out. <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> Senior Radar ReporterNot sure what to dress your little girl up like for Halloween? How about as a pageant princess from Toddlers & Tiaras!In this exclusive hilarious video from the hit reality TV show, the pageant girls show off how to “Toddler-ify” a regular girl into a beauty queen star.Here is the list of what you need:Hairspray – Eden Wood says “I don’t really like hairspray, I  can’t even breath when she sprays it!”Hairpiece – Sobbing ensues when the hairpiece is clipped in Makeup – MaKenzie says “I don’t want my eyes to look pretty and blue, blue is for boys!”Earrings – “It hurts! You sticked me!” MaKenzie criesSpray tan – Chloe runs screaming from the sprayFlippers – Fake teeth “My flipper is to make your smile bigger!”NiNi – MaKenzie’s pacifierEyebrow waxing – “She’s a little bit nervous,” the waxing lady admits Attitude – A MUST!Check out the video of TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras biggest stars showing off how they get ready for their contests and how you can get ready for Halloween!RELATED STORIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a> by Radar StaffTwilight was the big winner at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, taking home 5 popcorn trophies, including Best Film.Robert Pattinson was the star of the evening, dropping the F-bomb, locking lips with co-star Taylor Lautner and collecting awards for Best Kiss, Best Fight and Best Male Performance for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Host Jason Sudeikis, not surprisingly, made Arnold Schwarzenegger the source of many jokes throughout the night, including one zinger: "Watch out for his next film, Pumping the Iron-er."Selena Gomez came in for a little light ribbing too - Sudeikis commented on Selena and Justin Bieber sucking face all week and warned the blushing teen to be careful as she had already swallowed three of Bieb's baby teeth!Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis spiced things up with an on stage grope fest... After denying they are dating and insisting they are like "brother and sister."Robert Pattinson turned the air blue by dropping the F bomb and his Water For Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon followed up with one of her own then proceeded to rip reality TV stars and celebrities that make sex tapes.But leave it to Gary Busey to steal the show as he rolled on stage to present the final award - in a giant hamster ball!The full list of the night's winners: Best Male Performance - Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)Best Villain - Tom Felton (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part One)Best Fight - Xavier Samuel and Bryce Dallas Howard Vs Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga-Eclipse)Best Jaw Dropping Moment - Justin Bieber (Never Say Never)Best Kiss - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga-Eclipse)Best Line From A Movie- "I want to get chocolate wasted" from Grown-Ups.Best Scared As (beep) Performance- Ellen Page (Inception)Best Breakout Star- Chloe Grace Moretz (Kickass)Best Female Performance-  Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)Biggest Badass Star- Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass)Best Comedic Performance- Emma Stone (Easy A!)Best Movie-  Twilight Saga: EclipseRELATED STORIES:As the crowd cheered, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited young people in northwestern England Monday on their last official trip before they wed later in April.Under rainy skies, the couple was on hand for the official opening of the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, an independent non-fee paying school that specializes in entrepreneurship. (The school actually opened its doors in September, 2008.)Meanwhile, new details about the guest list for the royal wedding guest continue to trickle out. As expected, many foreign dignitaries and members of Britain's aristocracy will attend the nuptials, but according to The Mail on Sunday, some unexpected celebrities, personal aides, friends and even exes also made the list.The latest celeb to make the cut is none other than Madonna's ex, British director Guy Ritchie, as well as comedian Rowan Atkinson, Daniella Helayel (the designer of Kate's royal engagement dress), and former English rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward.In a sharp break with royal tradition, Prince William has invited a number of his aides to the reception. Among them are two of his former nannies, his press officer, his private secretary and his personal secretary. Also invited is William's former headmaster from the Ludgrove School, the provost of Eton College, and William's housemaster at Eton College.The couple, who visited the Caribbean island of Mustique in the past, included some of the locals on the wedding guest list. The owners of the villa where the couple stayed, the island's head tennis coach, yoga teacher, doctor and the owner of Basil's Bar all received invitations, along with the owners of the villa where William and Kate previously stayed.Among William's friends at the wedding will be a number of former Etonians, including banking heirs James and David Jardine-Paterson, polo player Ben Vestey and his wife Chloe, and Thomas van Straubenzee, who is expected to assist Prince Harry with the best man's speech, along with his younger brother Charles.William's best friends from Gloucestershire are all on the list, including all of the Duke of Northumberland's children, polo player Captain Jack Mann, Olympic gold medalist Richard Meade, and Susanna and Jake Warren, the grandchildren of the Queen's former racing manager, the Earl of Carnarvon.Several members of William's inner circle of friends, including Guy Pelley -- who helped organize the bachelor party -- will attend the wedding along with his mother, father and two brothers; millionaire Arthur Landon and his mother Katalina will also be in attendance.\The couple's friends from St Salvator's residence hall at St. Andrew University have been asked to the evening reception. The guests include Virginia Fraser, neighbor of the couple while at St. Andrews, and former roommates Olivia Bleasdale, Oli Baker and Fergus Boyd. The Prince and Miss Middleton have also invited Sir Henry Cheape, who owns the Strathtyrum Estate in St Andrews where the couple shared a farmhouse.In a move that may surprise some people, it appears as if both William and Kate have invited their exes to the royal wedding. Rupert Finch, whom Kate dated briefly at St. Andrews and her rumored high school boyfriend, Willem Marx will attend, along with all of William's former flames: Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, Jecca Craig, Arabella Musgrave, Olivia Hunt and Davina Duckworth-Chad.Kate's sister, Pippa will bring her boyfriend of one year, Alex Loudon, while her brother will go to the wedding solo.Prince Harry has not revealed if he will have a date to the wedding, but The Mail on Sunday confirmed that his on-and-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy has been invited to the wedding and the evening reception.As RadarOnline.com previously reported, David and Victoria Beckham and Sir Elton John also received invitations. Two people who did not receive invitations include President Obama and wife Michelle.William and Kate will wed Friday, April 29 at Westminster Abbey.It's estimated nearly 2 billion people worldwide will watch the wedding. RELATED STORIES: <a href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_href="http://s27.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s27radaronline" target="_top"> <img src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" mce_src="http://s27.sitemeter.com/meter.asp?site=s27radaronline" alt="Site Meter" border="0"/></a>  - Radar Style & Beauty EditorAwards Season is heating up!Hollywood’s hottest stars hit The National Board of Review Awards Gala on Tuesday night in New York City, heating up the red carpet in the latest designer duds – and has all the photos and details about what everyone was wearing.  is certainly going to be a staple at all the shows this season, accompanying her leading man .  The professional wrestler opted for another super sophisticated style, wearing a Marchesa gown that featured an ultra-embellished neckline with Rene Caovilla heels.  looked beautiful in a buttery yellow J. Mendel cocktail dress, while took a break from her dramatic The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fashion, keeping it simple in a Miu Miu LBD and YSL heels.We weren’t too impressed with Shailene Woodley’s too-mature a la mode. The Descendents star wore a L’Wren Scott cocktail dress that would have been better suited for someone 10 years her senior!To find out what everyone wore to The National Board of Review Gala, .RELATED GALLERIES:Sometimes, it’s hard to tell how old people are in Hollywood!From sexy singers and silver screen sirens to , is playing a fun “who is older than who” game with the 20 hottest stars under 25, and you will be shocked with some of the results! and compete for the same roles because of their similar looks, but the actresses are not quite the same age. Stone definitely dresses more sophisticated than Lohan and has a better reputation with the law, but is she older?’s little sisters and are still in high school, but the statuesque duo are already dressing like their big sis, while and are in the same age range and not showing quite so much skin. Can you guess who is older than who?And has one of the most soulful voices in the world and , but is she as advanced in years as a certain Disney star?Find out how old your favorite stars really are, and who is older than who, by clicking . - Radar Features EditorHollywood’s hottest stars got all glammed up and hit the Metropolitan Opera Gala Premiere of Jules Massenet’s "Manon" on Monday night, but not everyone was dressed to thrill! has photos and details about all the stars and what they wore to the star-studded event.  Yves Saint Laurent was the main sponsor of the evening, so it isn't surprising that several stars donned gowns from the designer collection. scored the best look of the night, showing off her bombshell body in a slinky, body-skimming and back-baring gown, while also scored points for her sweetheart strapless jumpsuit belted in red.  Hugo star looked elegant in a dark blue tiered strapless gown, while looked like a matronly housewife from the 1950s in a body-drenching, sleeved style that featured a side slit.Luckily Shameless star brightened up the night, rocking a fabulous fuchsia YSL Edition Soir 12 strapless gown, which was slit in the front.And we didn’t dig ’s getup, which consisted of a strapless gown, black cape and grey gloves.RELATED STORIES:Yes, we were all still on Jessica Simpson baby watch and our dream of the perfect J.Crew shoe collaboration was shattered, but in the meantime we did learn a few surprising things over the weekend that make for some interesting Monday morning watercooler chatter:FashionSorry kids, the J.Crew and Manolo collaboration has been put on hold indefinitely. ()Fern Mallis says future designers should steer clear of Project Runway if they want a “real” career in fashion. ()Rachel Zoe is investing in a new members-only shopping site. Will you feel any “gilt” checking it out? ()Watch out man boobs, Simon Doonan is out to get you. ()NYC isn’t the most fashionable city in America?!? We’re callin’ faulty data on this one. ()BeautyEver wonder how much it REALLY costs to look like Kate Middleton? ()Who knew neon nail polish was illegal to make in America? ()Lauren Conrad is on the ombre hair wagon again and we’re lovin’ the pink locks! ()Miss out on Benefit Cosmetics’ hilarious training video that previewed at the Tribeca Film Festival? Here’s your chance to catch the highlights. ()Would you use a polish remover that smelled like white chocolate? From the people that brought us the caviar makeover comes a sweet treat for your nails. ()LifestylePick up the new must-read book about tomboy style featuring pics of Alexa Chung. ()Meet New York’s most loveable fashion mascots. ()Check out the new dating site that matches you based on your Klout score. (Wow, now Kim K. and Kanye suddenly make sense). ()The secret’s finally out. New York fashionistas DO use their ovens for clothing storage. ()Yummy treats inspired by the Fall/Winter 2012 fashion collections? Yes please. ()CelebrityMariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their wedding vows in Paris on Friday (yawn). ()Guess which Hunger Games star used a fake ID to buy some booze? (Stars, they’re just like us — desperate to get good buzz over the weekend.) ()Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” Ball in Korea was totally a success (minus the annoying protestors). ()Rachel Zoe‘s former assistant Taylor Jacobson goes on record about her new Oxygen show, former boss and Brad Goreski. ()Blake Lively as a redheaded druggie drifter? See it to believe it. ()get worn on the subway, watching the neon trend come to life.In the winter the voyuerism game isn’t as fun due to the proliferation of black boots and puffy coats even the most fashionable among us can abandon our sartorial sensibilities in the face of blinding winds. But it’s the first day of summer! In honor of that, let’s check out five girls who are doing summer proud and take note.CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter., you are a wealth of information for the wealthiest 1/2% of the world, and your particular brand of “everyone must be as rich and awesome as me” approach is refreshingly sheltered for a superstar. Today’s edition didn’t touch upon Deepak Chopra or cooking with million dollar truffles, but we did get a day in the life of Gwen gal-pal who is actually refreshingly normal, until all of those YSL meetings start.Below 8 things we learn about Stella via GOOP: 1. Her bebe wakes up and announces things like, “Mummy I need a poo!” Gross and yet cute because it sounds British!2. Her son Beckett is heir to the empire. He’s two and is obsessed with “choosing his own trousers.”3. Las Vegas is the next Stella McCartney shop that’s going to open. 4. YSL beauty meetings are hardcore. “They come over from Paris and have an agenda from hell.” 5. She holds meetings in cars with people like Artist Dinos Chapman when she’s running late, and thinks people think her a “dweeebo” for it. Cute!6. She uses the word “major” just like us!7. She attends parents night at her kids school. No word on what she wears. 8. She calls her kids “monkeys.”Thesis: Although sweet, apparently being a mom makes even international fashion designers and children of Beatles a bit bo-ring.Photo: Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images for Stella McCartney(a cinematic love letter to stylish older women) that recently captured our hearts and peeked our curiosity.Like the subjects of her film, Plioplyte believes that fashion is simply a happy way to get through the day. “Let’s dress up and celebrate life!” she says. “I think that dressing up makes a day better, makes one happier and lets one express oneself better.”Born in Lithuania, Plioplyte came to the states to study journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and then spent a short time in Southern California, where, “I always felt a little alien,” she says. Seeking creative kinship, she took the advice of countless Americans who directed her to New York, where, upon her arrival in 2007, Plioplyte claims that she instantly “felt at home.”We talked to Plioplyte about her new project with flamboyant design duo Duckie Brown and discovered that, like her eclectic fashion sense, her artistic influences are equally as dynamic.You can watch Plioplyte’s video work on herThe Inside Source: How did growing up in Lithuania influence you as a filmmaker and visual artist?Lina Plioplyte: Lithuania is a very special place. The woods, the sea, the sun (and the lack of it) as well as my childhood memories are all part of my work and who I am. We grew up reading Greek myths instead of fairy tales, witnessing Soviet kitschy grandeur and watching dark, gritty, realistic movies by Lithuanian and Czech directors. That definitely influenced my sense of humor and need for joy, bright colors and sparkle.The Inside Source: We fell in love with your Stylish Ladies short on Tell us how that evolved?Lina Plioplyte: Several years ago I met Ari Cohen, whose blog, Advanced Style, is all about elderly stylish ladies. I always admired him. We became friends and I thought, one day, I would love to film his subjects. We started with a few videos for his blog (you can find them all on, my website), and then realized that these ladies would be amazing for a documentary. They are so inspiring. We hang out with them, visit their homes and go to events with them. My boyfriend laughs that I fit right in with the Advanced Style ladies since I dress like a kooky old lady already!Lina Plioplyte (all photos by)The Inside Source: Was fashion part of your world as a child?Lina Plioplyte: I always loved to dress-not fashionably-but weirdly. I like to express my mood through clothes and to discover how clothing affects people. My mother got into thrift shopping when second hand stores started opening in Lithuania in the ’90s.They were great outlets for kooky fashions.The Inside Source: Do you seek inspiration on and off the fashion runway? How important are the streets to you?Lina Plioplyte: I get inspired looking at textures. Architecture is a great field of inspiration for me. Nature, passers-by, Freddie Mercury, old movie stars, Mods… So many things are inspiring. Looking at things on Facebook can be inspiring. The streets are very important to me! They are definitely more important than the runway, inspiration-wise. Runway fashion shows are great for a rough idea and to admire clothes, but it feels rather unreal and unattainable. Of course, I would love a python Chloe bag, but I would rather find something weird in the Urban Jungle thrift store in the East Village.The Inside Source: Do you mix new and vintage? Who are your favorite fashion designers?Lina Plioplyte: I always mix new and vintage. Alexander McQueen is the one and only-the best fashion designer ever. He is a huge inspiration for me. I really like what Duckie Brown does too, especially after filming them. I love when clothes have stories and a deeper meaning, and they really pay attention to that. Even though they design menswear, I would wear every single piece.The Inside Source: What are five pieces in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?Lina Plioplyte: That’s a tough one! I guess I could not live without my wonderful velvet slippers, a sparkly St. John jacket (a $10 find!), an old black nightie that is the most comfortable day dress, my three favorite rings and any scarf that I could make into a turban or any kind of headpiece.The Inside Source: What project are you working on now?Lina Plioplyte: I am just finishing a documentary about the designers Duckie Brown and I am very excited about it. I followed Steven and Daniel, the flamboyant designer duo, for half a year. I think it’s a very raw and real story about fashion, survival, life and gender. It’s very exciting because it’s my first documentary!The Inside Source:Where would we find you on a typical Saturday night?Lina Plioplyte: Probably editing at home, ha! Or at a friend’s barbeque, riding my bike, or down by Bay Ridge looking to the water… Or maybe Upstate, or at yoga…The Inside Source: What do you collect?Lina Plioplyte: Fridge magnets from trips, hippie knick-knacks, vintage teacups and saucers, rocks, random objects found in the street… and I’ve just started on old tin cans and crystals!The Inside Source: Do you use eBay?Lina Plioplyte: eBay is the best. I am on it all the time. I just bought this amazing crystal cluster and I saw a great Rod Stewart picture there too, recently. One of my favorite finds is a pair of culottes-beaded evening shorts. It was one of those no-one-noticed-how-amazing-this-is-but-me moments and I got them really cheap. I noticed that when I am stressed out, I can spend hours on eBay, just putting something like “vintage leopard” in the search bar and seeing what pops up. It’s like retail therapy, but very eclectic and unexpected.with the list of models who were to be featured on , after images of Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld and Nyasha Matonhodze were already released, I didn’t believe it mainly because there seemed to be a newcomer theme that those others didn’t seem to fit into. But, now that the photos of Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Kristen McMenamy, and Daphne Groeneveld are out, there’s little denying it and I have to apologize for being a doubter, because they’re completely perfect.The Super Natural issue, as #6 is being pegged, draws upon the other worldly beauty of these ladies looking all melancholy, tearful, and more often than not, wearing some sort of odd headgear including a giant stuffed crow, by Pam Hogg, worn by Nyasha or sporting some religious iconography. The Mert and Marcus shot, Katie Grand styled images are so incredible, I can’t wait to flip through the full mag. Is there a more inspiring magazine being printed right now?[], all shot by Mert and Marcus for the mag’s Supernatural issue.The face of Miu Miu is keeping with the tearful theme for the covers, complete with Victorian lace gloves and some blingy cuffs. These covers are straight hang-above-your bed worthy. So will the last one be another it girl, or a second new model to watch?[], last night’s event that brought together the digital world’s finest for a full-on fashion show, we jumped at the opportunity.In support of , which helps students become start-up studs, techies rushed the doors of New York’s Armory to watch everyone from media mavens to venture capitalists strut down the runway. StyleCaster’s very own editor Susie G (or, as I like to call her, StyleCaster’s resident expert in all-things hip) styled the finale line for the show.Including illustrious sparkles from in every look, Susie carefully dressed each Silicon Alley-cat in everything from Rodebjer and Feminine & Masculine to Vans X Jesse Jo, making sure her very own pairs of and Frye boots made the catwalk cut.The best part of the event? Seeing StyleCaster’s Pres and co-founder @David_Goldberg rock the DJ booth at a contest against the likes of Courtney Boyd Myers (), Dennis Crowley (), and Fred Wilson ().Check out some shots of our lovely models backstage in the slideshow above!, although we fall in love with everything she does from designing to just hanging around in her best.Now, photographer Peter Miszuk has posted behind the scenes shots from the Elle shoot to his blog, . See what Chloe’s like in between takes and take a peek at the amazing array of accessories that Kate Lanphear had on hand to style with.) Drew Barrymore was hired to be the video’s director. This is the latest music video for MTV’s newest “Supervideo” series, that features young actors, instead of the musicians themselves, in videos for buzzworthy bands.This is a cinematic short that meshes the story line of the classical Broadway musical West Side Story with the stylish appeal of a modern day Grease. Grease fans should notice the shooting location for a scene in this clip is at the Los Angeles River culvertthe same location where the famous drag race scene was shot for the 1978 film.Major props go to Drew Barrymore and MTV pulling in their Hollywood connections to recruit some of the West Coast’s most promising talents like Community‘s Donald Glover, Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkat, Kick-Ass‘ Chloe Moretz (who could almost be mistaken for ) and Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey.Watch the clip below and let us know what you think about Drew Barrymore’s directing chops or which gang had the best graffiti tag in the comments section![via ])Beyonce covers the new issue of L’Officiel Paris in celebration of its 90th issue. She looks stunning as always, but chatter is all about the fact that she voluntarily darkened her face to “get back to her African roots.” Doesn’t seem that groundbreakingly crazy to me. You? ()Word vaguely rumored on the street is that Kate Middleton will wear Erdem to officially become a princess. I love me some Erdem, but I don’t believe it. ()The Biebs shorn his locks. The hair fell like tears from a tweens eyes. ()Kenzo PR took to the Twitterverse to send Tweets that allude to the idea that Stefano Pilati is getting the boot from YSL. Sadness if it’s so. ()DOUBLE SHOT: TWEET TWEETRT @ I am feeling _______________ Freezing and sick of winter.RT @ Watch Chloe Sevigny impersonate her YouTube impersonator & reveal her axe murdering plans with HBO No seriously, watch it.RT @ Me: I look twelve today. Jess: No… No. Definitely not. You look at least thirteen or fourteen. Better than 50! RT @ A little bit of Ksubi to brighten up your life Definitely bright!RT @ So far, my favorite fall trends include: Dalmation print fur, crochet knits inspired by Roseanne’s couch, and one-size-fits-all ponchos. Random!designer Chrissie Miller must have realized this, and gathered her friends, Jen Brill, Lesley Arfin and Scott Campbell among themto play a few rounds of every pre-teen’s favorite game, Truth or Dare. Directed by Cass Bird, Sophomore’s latest film Truth or Dare gives us a voyeuristic look at the group’s intimate get-together, and Miller sites Madonna’s 90s documentary of the same name as her inspiration. The game play ranges from girls kissing girls to awkward sex stories to sharing each others’ biggest fears, all while modeling Sophomore’s latest collection. The film is being screened in its entirety all week exclusively by , the purveyor of the evening’s liquid courage. I mean, who spills their deepest, darkest secrets while sober? (or as they say in St. Barth, Targt) with items ranging in price from $1.99 to $79.99. Now, generally speaking, St. Barthelemy conjures up images of all things tres cher: think Birkins on the beach, Dom Perignon on the reg, James Bond-worthy yachts teeming with James Bond-worthy girls that sort of thing. Calypso’s new collection for Target lets you look the part without breaking the bank. From casual tye-dye and frocks to crocheted and beaded and tunics, Calypso’s laidback island aesthetic offers the perfect complement to such jet-set extravagance. Check the slideshow to see some of our favorite looks from the collection, which will be available from May 1 to June 11 at all Target stores as well as Target.com., Lindsay Lohan jetted off to London last weekend where she may or may not have been stalking ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson (there are conflicting reports about this). In a nutshell, photographic evidence suggests that Lindsay spent the weekend shopping at department store Harvey Nichols, coming and going from Samantha’s hotel room, and partying at hotspots like Bungalow 8- all while wearing a in royal blue python. Pretty standard. is a Paraty Tote that is similar to Lindsay’s (minus the whole exotic skins thing)CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter.CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter.and get to have a slumber party-slash-pillow fight with Natalia Vodianova in Vogue, she’s the leading lady in Best Coast’s stylish new video for “Our Deal,” directed by the one and only Drew Barrymore. With the help of stylist and fashion editor Alicia Lombardini, Drew created an eclectic Romeo & Juliet meets West Side Story tale that mixed together styles from Teddy Boys of the ’50s, ’70s punk rock, ’80s hip-hop influences and classic urban streetwear. Watch the duo behind the video’s fashion discuss their creation below, and try not to miss the sick gang jackets, heavy bling and neon converse & nails.on more than one occassion. Kane is literally the ideal choice for a pretty, young ingenue and the actress looks bright and pretty in a black and every color of the neon rainbow graduated hemline dress by the designer paired with Rupert Sanderson shoes. Moretz kept the accessories minimal which is obviously the way to go when you’re wearing that statement on your body.Are you digging this bright statement?If you ever needed a reason to walk into an store at a mall near you, now you’ve got a good one: reports that 15 year-old actress and burgeoning “It” girl will be the new face and brand ambassador of the teenage-targeted American retail chain store.This will no doubt add some cool cred to a store that offers up basics and a few fast fashions (a.k.a. nothing too groundbreaking on the style front) at pretty affordable prices, thanks to Chloe’s own personal killer style, both on and off the red carpet.“She’s extremely interested in fashion,” a spokesperson for the retailer told WWD . “She sits in the front row at all . She’ll judge contests for us and be the spokesperson for our Teens for Jeans campaign.”While there are already a few images floating on the internet of the new campaign, the official Aeropostale website holds an exclusive video campaign preview, featuring Chloe in a handful of from what we’ll assume is the brand’s new fall collection.The campaign starring the “Kick Ass” actress will officially launch in-store and online on July 16th, so don’t forget to mark your calendars.[via ]. “I like to push the boundaries in what I wear, in that it’s new and kind of funky. I’m usually a bit different than almost everyone else on the carpet.”I can definitely agree with that — Chloe has an excellent way of maintaining her youthfulness while rocking some seriously adult labels. Never fear, she’s not some spoiled little child star — she isn’t allowed to splurge on luxury items. Of course, the perks of being an actress have given her access to some major swag. In fact, she’s more than comfortable with the big C.”Actually Chanel gave me my first two Chanel purses ever,” she said. “They’re just so classic. I love it.”Ugh, jealous! We can’t to see what else is in store from Chloe.helped change the current trend game – are you sick of hearing minimalism,, camel and sportswear yet? Yah, we’re not either. Hannah McGibbon has Chlo in her blood, having been Pheobe Philo’s assistant during its late 90s heydey – remember all those high waisted jeans and little white dresses paired with cowboy boots?Since becoming queen bee, she’s ensured that she’s not losing any of the spirit of the true French woman that Chlo embodies, evidenced once again the . It’s 70s, clean, there’s some camel, it’s certainly still sportswear, and in case you’re wondering the bags are sick. Yep, the kids are still all here, and no one wants them going anywhere anytime soon. This time there’s a color blocked poncho and a Mongolian fur coat. Has this French working woman gotten a shot at a weekend in Morocco?Click through and let me know your thoughts on paisley.CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter., the 36-year-old (who knew?) dishes about her seemingly rebellious style, her, and why she’s scared of the internet Google, especially. She also mentions a time she tripped in a pair of Balenciaga boots, resulting in an emergency room visit and a dentist appointment to fix her broken front teeth. Chloe still calls them some of her No hard feelings, I see. Check out the flirtatious and borderline seductive (there’s ) as the Big Love star gets cozy in front of the camera with a photo shoot, lensed by Cedric Buchet., and to launch its designer collective. The store was stocked with the 34-piece collectionconsisting of the most popular dresses from Target’s 17 past designer collaborationswhich includes , Luella Bartley, Thakoon, and Richard Chai. Friends and fans of and Target turned out in droves, and Michelle Trachtenberg, Olivia Munn and Lake Bell shopped along with the crowd. Chloe Sevigny and Liv Tyler arrived with OC owners Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, just in time to catch performances by Mia Moretti (with violinist Caitlin Moe), Sheila E. and Santigold. Between the adorable clothes, the freeflowing drinks, the amazing music and snacks provided by John Dory Oyster Bar, Target threw a party that certainly rivaled any of those during Fashion Month. The Go International collective hits Target stores and on March 13, and judging by the pushing and shoving I witnessed at Opening Ceremony last night, you’re going to want to get on this one fast. CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter.said yesterday at WIE, the first-ever Women’s Inspirational Symposium. “Very often women are afraid to…let it out. But inside every woman is an enormous wealth of strength,” she continued.The organization gathered to promote global awareness for safe motherhood, and finished with a -hosted rooftop runway show at Skybar. Amazingly enough, nine major contributed white gowns to the cause. As each dress came down the runway, it was incredible to guess and then hear the female design powerhouse behind each unique look.From Vivienne Westwood’s edgy, tied-up style column dress to Stella McCartney’s one-shouldered romanticism, it was hard to choose a favorite. Scroll through the photos and let us know in the comments which one you liked the most. And for those who really love the dress all gowns are up for auction at CharityBuzz. You’ll feel great in the gown, and also knowing all proceeds go to the White Ribbon Alliance and The Urban Zen Foundation. .Fall 2011 features go-to ad girl Arizona Muse, joined by Sigrid Agren, Malgosia Bela and Zuzanna Bijoch in the brand’s covetable snakeskin prints of the season, shot by David Sims. The images are easy, breezy, ethereal and sun dappled. That 70s vibe still reigns for the Parisian based label, and those Marcie bags look almost as sweet as those reptilian heels. Amazing how an ad can make you want to buy stuff…is no longer designing and Clare Waight Keller hasn’t yet started, but the design team is doing rather stellar all on their own, if Resort 2012 is any indication.Chlo is a brand with a completely formed aesthetic, you know it when you see it it’s elegant, a bit quirky, streamlined in shape, fun in fabrication (a green sequin suit!). Little white dresses remain a mainstay, a black ruffled mini is perfect, a long white ethereal dress maintains a girlish smirk and a ruffled shorts/green PVC jacket combo is stellar. With such a wide range, another brand might get lost, but Chlo knows who she is and we love her for it. And even if you happen, for some crazy reason, not to love perfectly Parisian looks, just enjoy 35 pretty pics of Jacquelyn Jablonski.is getting to the bottom of the Hannah MacGibbon lay off and going to the source. Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye, chief executive at Chlo explains, I think shes been extremely good for the house. She put the house back on track, no question about it. OK, that sounds like the review you get before a raise, so what happened? Que pasa, Chlo?Turns out, perhaps it was less about Hannah than her replacement, Clare Waight Keller, who the Chief Executive said had the “dicipline” to do the job. “At Pringle, she showed that she can take a house out of a very narrow product range and put it on a global reach” and “You also have to know how to communicate very well within the house, de La Bourdonnaye explains. Apparently, Keller is also pregant with her third child, which is kind of nice for working mom’s everywhere.These compliments can kind of be taken as digs at MacGibbon, but maybe I’m just the sensitive type. I just know I’d be all like, “um discipline? I’m disciplined, I brought your brand back into the spot light, I made you an “it bag” in a post-it bag era…and you fired me.” But, you know, that’s just me. I’m sure the new girl will do a fine job., written by NYC resident Coco Limberakis.More than simply a style blog, Coco confronts her lifelong insecurities with weight, and how she has allowed fashion to empower, rather than hinder, herself. “Every time I meet a girl who shares my insecurities and is dressed terribly it breaks my heart,” she says, “This blog is about dressing for your body type and interpreting hard-to-wear trends for your shape.” The fashion industry veteran does just that, and shares her personal pictures along with musings on how to wear items like zip-front dresses, bright blazers, and jersey dresses, all of which many curvy girls tend to shy away from.With each type of clothing she profiles, she describes the ways in which they can be used to highlight your features.”On curvier figures, a skirt that is looseat the hip tends to be more flattering. I know it may be difficult, but resist piling yourself into a bandage skirt. The Herve Leger bandage trend has been exhausted, let it rest in peace along with harem pants and shoulder pads,” she writes.Okay, it also doesn’t hurt that she has an enviable wardrobe, to say the least. Vintage Ferragamo bags, Louboutins, Chloe dresses, and a whole lot of YSL are all a part of the package. Even if you don’t have these labels lying around your boudoir, this is a great, positive, and to check out next time you aren’t feeling like Kate Moss when you look in the mirror.collection is definitely channeling those childhood days, with Crayola-bright colors, prints and accessories boasting every letter of the alphabet. There were even letters littering the runway!Although this nostalgic collection is pretty unique, I couldn’t help but notice plenty of similarities between it and two of last season’s most lauded collections Prada and . The neon colors were almost identical, and D&G replaced the monkeys, bananas and wide stripes that Prada showed with the ABCs. It’s almost as if the two collections had a baby and are currently teaching it to read. Despite the flashback to my Sesame Street days, I’m really loving the continuation of brights and bold prints for fall. Click through to see how the D&G collection stands up to Proenza and , and let us know which of the three you like best!While we’re on the topic of Sesame Street, how amazing would it have been if the run-of-show read, “This collection was brought to you by the letters D and G?”All photos via Imaxtree, $290, at net-a-porter.com.REASONS FOR LUST:REASON #1: Because the leather details make your summer aviators look naked in comparison.REASON #2: Because classic aviators are a must-have in your accessory arsenal.REASON #3: Because I want you to look like a ‘Top Gun” while you are piloting fall fashion .CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter.CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter.that I picked up during the show, the kitchy, Americana star print was super cute, but something I’d definitely seen beforeand relatively recently.Turns out, my mind was bringing me back to Spring 2008, where Karl showed a fifties-inspired collection, complete with stars, stripes and all denim everything. Dolce & Gabbana’s take on the American flag trend isn’t quite as literal, and the design duo was able to inject plenty of its signature sexiness with corsets, lace and sheer silk. Plus, there was an entire menswear element that added a completely different dimension to the show. I’m not saying that Dolce & Gabbana knocked off Chanel, but one thing is clear: The “” trend isn’t going anywhere fast. Which of these star-spangled collections would you rather wear? plays house mom to young Hollywood wonder kids Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld and Chloe Moretz in Vogue’s May issue, shot by Bruce Weber.The location is LA’s historic party spot, the Chateau Marmont, but I prefer to imagine the scene as some super preppy New England boarding school, where Natalia is the glamorous wife of the head master who all the kids die for including those cute young actor boys chilling in the pool. Oh, and Ed Harris is the school chef. Dakota Fanning also makes an appearance bitchy senior?[], and of course (to match mommy’s). However, those labels are all about to change.Fresh from her divorce from Tom Cruise (who is apparently known for spoiling his children rotten), Katie Holmes wants to scale back Suri’s estimated $3 million closet now that she’s being assimilated into regular society and won’t just be jet-setting with her famous parents. A source told UK mag that “all that inappropriate dress up and make-up was down to Tom and Katie’s key word now when it comes to Suri is ‘normal.’ Tom loved to spoil Suri and indulge her, but Katie has other ideas.”As much as we’re a little bit devastated that Suri won’t be traipsing around in kitten heels and bold red lips anymore (we’re especially interested to hear what thinks of all of this), it’s probably for the best. Plus: This doesn’t necessarily mean that Suri will be shopping the sale rack at Gap Kids, per se. She may just have to wait a couple of years before venturing into Bergdorf Goodman.is totally sophisticated and inspiring, simultaneously helping girls understand the art of layering and that there’s something alluring in being a bit covered up. We chatted first fashion moments, Katy Perry, and the best parts of being a fashion blogger. Read on and click through for pics of B.Jones live from New York Fashion Week and from her illustrious blog!If you had a theme song what would it be?I would say Coldplay’s Yellow, and I think they’ve said they don’t even know what that song’s about, but I think my color is yellow. My husband calls me yellow. Do you have a first real fashion memory? I feel likenot that this was probably the firstbut I remember, maybe 8th grade, and overalls were the new thing, but Im from a small town and no one had done it yet. I remember, I went to the basketball game in overalls. I remember everyone was like What are you wearing? So that was my first time being like Yeah Im doing it. Thats right! Here I go in my overalls! And now Im wearing them again! Which is crazy! Theyre back in. My sister thought I was in a gangAmazing! When did you launch your blog? And what inspired you to start blogging?I started originally with The Vintage Society, which was my first blog and I started that in January 2007. So in blog years thats a long time ago! At that time I started because I was thinking about the idea of opening a store that was going to be vintage and modern. Then, then of course blogging blew up and I got to be on the ride with it. But now I have B. Jones Style, which I officially started doing it the way I am now in September of 2010, but Ive been in the blogging world for a while now.If you had to choose a fashion uniform what would it be?I think definitely a uniform for me is high-waist anything. Like, high-waist jeans, high-waist trousers. I love a high-waist! Im a curvy girl, a Marilyn Monroe. Whatever! So I like to accentuate those things. I think if I had to choose one thing it would be a camel-colored high-waist trousers. In the summer, maybe a great tank top tucked in with a woven belt and some platform sandals and then I would layer it up with a blazer and some statement jewelry. And Id say hats! Im a hat girl. What would you say is the best thing that has happened to you since you started blogging?For me right now, a personal triumph is launching , my daily fashion planner that I have. And there are some cool things maybe in the works and brewing with that right now. So Ive self-published it at this point, but even just seeing girls get so excited about it and really start to use it and respond to it has been huge! Ive had that idea sitting in my brain for 3 years or something and to see it finally come to fruitionIs blogging what you do full-time?Blogging is kind of this core of everything I do. I also do some personal styling; I do some editorial styling and writing here and there, but Id say blogging is the core.Do you have a secret style weapon?Id say hair. I really try to use my hair as an accessory to what I wear. I feel like that is such a lost art that women dont use as much anymore. In the old days women would do crazy French twists and the bouffant and everything. I think even if you have a really simple outfit on, if you have an amazing braid or whatever even if its down but you have really interesting curls or something I think its a great accessory that more women should use.What are some designers that you gravitate towards?I love usually something very 70s-oriented. So I think every season I see someone else pick the 70s thing. But I mean, consistently, Im drawn to Chlo. Im drawn to s stuff. Recently Ive been inspired by Tory Burch and her collection for spring.What are you currently reading?I have The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and I brought it on the last couples trips Ive gone to and Im reading it! But I havent dug in just yet So Im currently trying to. Ive heard its hard to get through the first 100 pages of that.Thats what everybody says! The first 100 pages! I just need to get past that, which I kind of struggle to do a lot of times. So Im trying!Whats your favoriteIm calling it high street shopping spot?Actually, we went to this summer and Cos, which is an H&M company. Its almost like a higher-end H&M? Or its just it was amazing. And the price-point was amazing. So I would say probably that, but I cant get that here. So I die every time I go in Zara. I probably dont always end up buying something, but Im always like, Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Because I feel like they end up having something Chloe-esque or very much like Celine…So I asked if you had to explain your style as X+X+X, what would you say it is? + 70s + drama.Your idea of fashion heaven.Oh gosh, fashion heaven I feel like I dont know if I could pick one person, maybe Iris Apfel’s closet. Or some woman in her 70s who has saved everything and she was a total wonderful fashionista her whole life.Whats the last song that you played on your iPod?Mumford and Sons? Whats that song? I dont know. But I love it! Or Katy Perrys Firework. I love that song! So cheesy. I love her.Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.I think maybe just the fact that Id rather not be in the scene or in a hot bar. Id rather be tucked away in a little pizza joint with my husband having a Diet Coke and really good pizza or like, the best Mexican food ever, instead of going out to some fabulous party. But Ill probably still wear a fabulous outfit to that little joint!Whats one thing that you have in mind to buy for spring to update?Im obsessed right now with the whole color-blocking thing. So Im now starting to pick up all of these very basic, but solid, bright colors and mixing them all together. Thanks so much!All photos: Laurel Daileyhas more than often received a bad rap for ripping off designer’s designs, it’s quite refreshing to see them do legitimate collabs with solid fashion creative types like Brian Lichtenberg and Rory Becca every once in a while.Today marks the debut of their latest designer collaboration with , the jewelry and designers based in New York City.The duo’s collaboration with Forever 21 has sparked a small jewelry collection that features black and silver colored rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. But the real icing on the accessory cake is the fact that no single piece in this capsule collection is more than $16!Pretty amazing, huh? We think so too.Head over to the Forever 21 website to see if will be carrying the collection, or just from the convenience of your own bed!Don’t forget to also check out this short little teaser below to see what you’re in for from ALEX & CHLOE:has made her mark in fashion by way of her androgynous features, although as pictured here, she looks anything but. In place of her normal chin-length hair, Erichsen struts down Chloé’s fall 2009 runway with feminine long, wavy extensions and a soft side-bang. A far cry from the minimalist makeup palettes seen at Balenciaga and Rick Owens, Hannah MacGibbons for the label consisted of flawless makeup.According to , hairstylist Guido Palau used 80’s icons Christie Brinkley and Brooke Shields as inspiration for the buoyant locks he created for the show. “We’re going for very feminine, flowing Eighties hair,” said Palau, who generously applied to achieve the desired volume.Erichsen’s eyes shone in metallic neutrals expertly blended with a shimmery white shadow in the upper and lower inner corners of her eyelids. This is a great trick for brightening eyes and really making them pop. Just a little bit of silver or a light gold shadow is all you need to get the look. In WWD’s interview with makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who worked with MAC cosmetics, she sought to create an “all-American sportiness, like an Antonio Lopez drawing.”)Laure de Sade used to work at Isabel Marant and now she’s the new designer of of See by Chlo. When in Paris… ()Zara is moving in to the former NBA store space on 5th Avenue. Score. ()Rumors abound that Kanye is going to study design at Central Saint Martins. I feel like Kanye does the kind of stuff I would do if I woke up a multi-millionaire. () DOUBLE SHOT: TWEET, TWEETRT @ I’m coming home tomorrow due to an allergic reaction to the make-up from the day before. Way to hurt a teen, Vikto & Rolf…RT @ On my way to @ show and then @ anniversary party! Still sad MK didn’t have the partay stateside.RT @ A bag for pill-poppers from Jeremy Scott for Longchamp Prozac Nation/90s shout out?RT @ I love when people who work here ask me who made my chic bag & are shocked when I say DKNY um, really?TRIPLE SHOT: WATCH IT!A little teaser of that tennis tease Nadal for Emporio Armani… CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter.Fresh Faces in Fashion curates some of the best new designers, showcasing them in an ensemble fashion show during New York Fashion Week for . Previous designers who made their debut here include the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte and Phillip Lim. This year the designers included , , , , , and Gen Art global contest winner who came all the way from Kenya. The show was hosted by Gossip Girl and Sparkle actress Tika Sumpter.  The collections were fresh, innovative and less commercial than some of their more established peers.Each designer presented a short video introducing their line, aesthetic and just why fashion is important to them.  Standout pieces included metallic tweed pants from Gretchen Jones, animal inspired jackets from Anne Sofie Madsen and great chiffon and cotton draped blouses and shorts from Katungulu Mwendwa. Almost all designers had their version of the perfect spring dress in floral prints while Chloe comme Parris also showed great jackets.It was interesting to not only discover these new designers, but also to forecast the direction and influence on fashion that these new designers are bringing to the mix. Expect to be hearing a lot more about these labels in the near future.accented by Madison Embossed Python clutch.The Coach festivities continue tonight at London’s FNO. Gwyneth and Alexandra Shulman – Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, are hosting a private event at the Bond Street store. Taxis will transport guests into the world of Coach in cars covered in the brand’s Legacy stripe. The exclusive 41 collection, created to celebrate the new store and the brand’s establishment in 1941, will be available throughout the evening. Sounds like the perfect way to ring in a new chapter in the iconic brand’s history!were a special time in history – , the end of the Vietnam War but we’re not thinking about Nixon, we’re reliving all of the flared, platform shoes, maxi dress bohemia of it all. is getting in on the 70s style game beginning April 20, three styles of traditional Swedish brand Swedish Hasbeens – a wood-soled and leather look that was all the hotness in the 70s and created with eco-conscious materials will be available exclusively at the mass fashion superstore. Click through for all the looks and just try not to get in a Jodie Foster in state of mind.All photos courtesy of H&Mwould renew her contract at the house for at least one more season in an attempt to dispel rumors that she was on her way out. As it turns out, the speculation about the designer’s departure was true. reported this morning that after 10 years, MacGibbon is out at the French fashion house, and former Pringle of Scotland creative director Clare Waight Keller will take the helm, effective June 1. A statement on Chlo’s website claims that MacGibbon’s departure was in the best interest of both parties, and that the designer would leave the house to “pursue new projects.” MacGibbon’s move comes on the heels of less-than-stellar reviews of her Fall 2011 collection, and at a time that designer shakeups are running high and Dior specifically. With all of the shuffling, we’re sure that MacGibbon will have a new gig in no time. At this point, the industry rumors that were running rampant during Fashion Month all seem to be put to restnow all we’re waiting on is the official confirmation from LVMH.Photo of Hannah MacGibbon via Imaxtree.But when we arrive at our table I learn what the curiosity was all about. My friend leans in and says:“Did you hear what they said?”“Nope,” I reply with a shrug.“The one girl looked at you from head to toe, focused on your shoes and goes, ‘Ooohhh Chloe’.”We both erupt with laughter followed by a very cheesy high-five.What was so funny was that I had just purchased these shoes earlier that day at one of the slickest shops in the city. The shoes are Jeffrey Campbell and while they bear a strong resemblance to a Chloe style they are a fraction of the price!That’s the thing about fashion-style and taste have nothing to do with money spent. It’s all about how you wear it. Just as Andre Leon Talley once said, “Everyday I pray that people with money will find taste and people with taste will find money.”Check out my picks from the These stylish stilts are sure to keep you affordably styling.Garble, Manero, Pauline and Darian in orange are a MUST!for staying true to its original image season after season and still managing to churn out collections that are unexpectedly refreshing. I love that I can walk in to the store and see a classic, black cashmere on one mannequin and turn to find a pair of flashy on another. Advancing this charming approach to casual chic to the next level of dreamy design, J.Crew offers its ‘Collection’ line. True to form, J.Crew masterfully mixes a dash of in with a rugged tomboy aesthetic in its Spring 2011 Collection Lookbook. Satin-strapped heels in muted, peek out below perfectly tailored, suede motorcycle pants. Glittering sequins glamorize the chinos. A softly flowing evening gown looks effortlessly casual when accompanied by flat sandals and a slouchy cashmere sweater. Whatever your personal preference, J.Crew’s Spring 2011 Collection addresses your craving for the rebellion of rule-breaking without the typical downside of an end-of-the-season expiration date. Needless to say, I have already gone a little click-happy and saved pretty much every piece to my Wishpace… sequin pants? When faced with such a necessity, photographer turned designer Erin Wahed did just that and started her jewelry line .During a Christmas vacation, the idea of Bande Des Quatres was conceived out of Wahed’s personal need for a to compete with said wild outfit she was planning on wearing to her photography exhibition. From there Wahed collaborated with Montreal based designer (also Wahed’s mother) to design a full collection for Bande Des Quatres. Her debut collection is a series of whimsical but edgy rings made of 18KT yellow and palladium white gold, sterling silver and precious gemstones. As Wahed draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources and moreover is influenced by her formal training in photography, her designs tread the fine line between statement pieces and everyday wear. However, the distinguishing factor is that Bande des Quatres rings hardly appear to be rings at all rather, they effortlessly float in between the fingers, despite their bold size.StyleCaster speaks with Wahed about her collection, inspiration and sideways subway glances….SC: What about designing rings piqued your interest?EW: The idea that I was designing something that is really truly me. Something that I believe in, from the design, to hand-made quality, to the branding. SC: What was the starting point for Bande Des Quatres?EW: Van der Rohe, Mondrian and Breuer were the rings that started the entire line [...] There is this sense of illusion with Bande des Quatres, that makes the viewer wonder how they stay on the hand. In the case of Van der Rohe, the ring became a conversation starter, even causing disgusted looks on the subway. Neither my mother or I never saw it when designing the ring, yet people seemed to perceive that I had pierced my finger.I am not that hard core, but hey, its fun for people to think I am. SC: Your inspiration draws upon so many different sources and mediums. What influenced this debut collection the most?EW: The Bauhaus movement is the biggest inspiration for this debut collection, in so much that I named each ring after a Bauhaus Master. The idea behind the brand identity, came from wanting to give each ring a personality and for Hugo to shoot them in a non contrived, every day urban manner. I wanted to portray the woman or man who would be wearing the ring and how they dress, how they act, etc. SC: What is your favorite piece from the collection? Do you envision girls wearing these as one statement piece or layered up till their fingertips? How many pieces of jewelry do you wear on a daily basis?EW: Van der Rohe lives on my right hand, while Breuer lives on my left and the only time they come off is at the gym and in the shower. My hands, more than my fingers, feel naked without them. I sometimes layer Moholy-Nagy and Van der Rohe, however, the rest of the line is meant to be worn as statement pieces. The name Bande des Quatres, is French for Band of Four and the reason for the name is that these rings run across all four fingers.In addition, once worn, the wearer becomes part of an exclusive group.SC: Where is Bande des Quatres available? How much does it retail for?EW: Bande des Quatres is currently available by contacting me at info@bandedesquatres.com. I am currently in negotiations with a few retail stores. The price points are $400 to$2000 and more information can be found under the collection tab on the website, under price list.SC: Any teasers you can divulge about Bande des Quatres future collections? Inspiration for the next collection? Expanding into other types of jewelry?EW: There are many more designs that have been sketched that are under lock and key. Bande des Quatres, right now is a ring line, but the possibilities are endless.Clothing, shoes, furniture… Who knows?Photographer: Art Director / Producer: Creative Director: Video:Chris Luttrell for Communication Design: Eva Green Hair & Makeup: Models:, Margaux Le Pierrs, PhotoAssistant: Post Production: Special thanks tochief executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement. “Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.”A source tells though, that Kate’s wedding dress man of choice may have a different version, explaining to the mag, “We had a table at La Perle and John Galliano sat next to us.”“He spoke to a couple at a nearby table to say ‘Cheers’ and they insulted him. An argument started and the police came, so Galliano’s bodyguard suggested that they should go to the police station to sort it out. He wasn’t ‘busted’ aggressively by police, it was very quiet and peaceful. I definitely didn’t hear him say anything anti-Semitic, or against any religion, it was all very calm.”It seems all very he said, they said, but what we want to know is whether a certain Jewish Oscar nominee will still be willing to wear his dresses, even if she is a face of the brand.Photo: Eric Ryan, Getty). In next month’s issue of Vogue China, photographer Willy Vanderperre takes the opposite approach, and captures two of today’s youngest models looking very, well, young. Hailey Clauson, 15, and , 16, celebrate their youthful essence in “Child in Time,” wearing hairbows, knee-highs and colorful clothing from Prada, Marni, and . All the while, they partake in some marvelous childhood activities, like playing with teddy bears, skateboarding and blowing up balloons. These girls usually look so grown up, and it’s refreshing to see them embrace their adolescence. Be kids while you can girls, you’re likely going to be working in this industry for a long time! Click through to see the full spread. )Check out Georgia May Jagger’s Hudson jeans campaign. Apparently this chick can pull of Chanel and skinny jeans equally amazing. ()GAP HQ is leaving the sunny freedom of San Francisco to set up shop in freezing, grey NYC. Sorry, it’s been a long winter. ()Bruce Oldfield who is rumored to be designing Kate Middleton’s dress but probably isn’t went on Good Morning America to give his two cents, explaining, “I’m sure the dress is going to be modest in terms of coverage. It has to be, you know? It will have sleeves, it has to have sleeves. You can’t walk down Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress it just won’t happen. ()David Yurman is launching a Facebook contest today featuring bloggers like Rumi Neely of fashiontoast, Jenn Camp of Le Fashion and Le Love, and Lauren Sherman of Fashionista. All you have to do is upload your fave original romantic pic and have your friends vote for you – winners get two pieces of jewelry and one is supposed to go to your BF as if he has a shot at you not keeping both. ()DOUBLE SHOT: TWEET, TWEETRT @ Mayjor models alert @! Every turn I take I run into half a dozen. Obvs castings are in high gear! They all look so young! #obviouslyRT @ Quote of the Day: Everyone makes mistakes! Erase your need for perfection & replace it with understanding! Hmm, maybe don’t tell your boss this one.RT @ Vera Wang Is today your lucky day?? WIN TICKETS to Vera’s Fall 2011 Runway Show (Feb 15 @ Lincoln Center) Follow to enter: Just a little public service announcement for you…RT @ Time traveling to the 80s at Starbucks. It’s like Hot Tub Time Machine!RT @ Aww thank you @ for the Valentines surprise! I love it! Fashion gifts are better than bf gifts, no?Illesteva Leonard sunglasses, $160, at Venessa Arizaga “Heroes & Villians” necklace, $395, at DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Day Moroccan embellished cotton shoulder bag, $220, at Chloe Sevigny x OC boots, $145, at Table Manners dress, $88, at Isabel Marant Pop Life brass tiger’s eye ring, $165, at Floral print cotton snood, $32, at and it features another young, barefaced one, Chloe Moretz (who was awesome in 500 Days of Summer). Chloe’s cover comes on the heels of the lovely Elle Fanning’s and Nyasha Matonhodze’s.Chloe also looks morose, slightly Victorian and completely beautiful for the Super Natural issue, with tears sliding down her face. The issue hits newsstands next week, so presumably, we’d have to wait to find out which other girls received the honor…if it weren’t for that lovely social media site, Twitter.Derek Blasberg just , “Dinner with & Katie . She dished on the three covers (Chloe, Elle & Haillee), but won’t name the other five!” The adorable face of Miu Miu, Hailee Steinfeld it is. So, who’s lucky number 5? Any guesses?Jet Set Girls celebrate the opening of with their top picks for summer. Fashion Pulse Daily does an exclusive interview with the incredibly stylish KRISTOPHER DUKES is using .Manolo says, that is more suitable for the milkmaid on the springtime bender in the city, than the worldly sophisticate at the movie premiere. SHEfinds rounded up the . You will not be disappointed. Second City Style wonders if shoppers who “dress up” receive better service than the patron in sweatpants in Stiletto Jungle has fallen hard for funky-yet-dignified . Camilla Skovgaard wedge bootie, $558, at , crazy cat lady? Allie is Wired has the scoop. If you are forever a rocker chick at heart, then Bag Snob has the . Beauty Snob has the ! Coquette is in a bohemian state of mind thanks to . Shopping and Info found lots of great nautical and cargo Vince twisted sweater, $150, and striped sweater, $148, both at Get ready for summer with StyleBakery’s StyleHive shows that, just in time for summer, is creepin’ from your favorite outerwear staple to take over the realm of shorts. The Beauty Stop plays hit-or-miss with Chloe Sevigny. The Fashion Bomb finds and more in her weekly Mail Bombs section.Related:For anyone still keeping score, the game of designer musical chair continues this week with big new appointments at two major labels.In London, Alexander McQueen’s secondary line, McQ, named Alistair Carr to the position of head of design, . The McQ collection has been making major strides both with editors and celebrities on the red carpet ever since Sarah Burton breathed new life into it (after creating the world’s most memorable wedding gown for Kate Middleton). Carr had been the design director at Pringle of Scotland until he left his post in April and was replaced by an in-house team of designers. Previous to Pringle, Carr has worked at labels like Chloe and Marni, so we’re betting he’ll exceed expectations in his new gig, where his first collection will be for Pre-Fall 2013.Stateside, Gap has at last made an announcement about a new creative director, appointing Rebekka Bay creative director and EVP for Gap Global Design. The brand has been without a top design talent ever since Patrick Robinson left the label back in 2011, so it will be interesting to see how the aesthetic shifts after she starts on October 1. Prior to her position at Gap, Bay was responsible for H&M’s COS brand, so perhaps that label’s success is a clue as to the direction in which Gap is hoping to head, design-wise.After months of moving and shaking on the high fashion design front (ahem, Dior, Jil Sander, YSL, and otherwise), these are some major moves on the secondary and retail-friendly level — just in case you’re wondering why your Gap button-downs and your McQ pencil skirts are a little different next year!from Made in Heaven.A model who embodies that whole hot bohemian vibe not dissimilar to the girls who first wore Made in Heaven, Marloes Horst, poses for the spring 2011 campaign and lookbook, styled by Simone Konu, and shot by Magnus Klackenstam.It’s all kinds of beachy and sandy and sort of overcast and Marloes isn’t even wearing a top in most of them, because it’s about the that before you would have had to source in some vintage shop and hope the zipper still works. Haven’t you heard? It’s all about the flares.make for a lovely mid-summer present. More than a few design houses were all about moody black and white imagery while others were still riding Spring’s 70s sophisticate vibe for Fall. Daria pops up more than once, Anja channels Hitchcock and is back at D&G. Check out the pics and start planning your Fall inspiration board with our slideshow above.Related:]The Prada creepers are hot targets for knock-offs, and Jeffrey Campbell is as guilty as they come. []For a country that has so much rain, the Brits throw an awful lot of garden parties. This one has Armani and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld! []Apparently, Terry Richardson’s inappropriate and tacky photography isn’t just limited to skinny white models. []It’s the end of an era: The Chlo Fall 2011 campaign, the last season with Hannah MacGibbon at the helm, was just released. []DOUBLE SHOT: TWEET, TWEETRT Lazaro Hernandez of speaking on behalf of the this morning in favor of. Testimony bit.ly/rlA1cp via UTLawGirl Give ‘em hell!RT Kristin Cavallari Walks Miami Swim Week in a Vodka-Inspired Swimsuit Made of Glass Shards Ouch!RT Tiger Woods’s ex-wife, Elin Nordegren has found a new billionaire boyfriend Yeah, it’s that easy for us too.RT 8:45 – i should consider getting out of bed to make it to work by 9. It’s Friday, does the office exist before 10?Photo: LE FLOCH/Sipa]Check out this beyond amazing Louis Vuitton cruise 2012 campaign featuring Arizona Muse.[Via ]Google is so over Blackberry.[Via ]Miss Piggy makes some pretty hilarious points in her shout-out to the gay community.[Via ]In a weird (and kinda cool) turn of events, Terry Richardson makes out with Chloe Sevigny … while she is dressed up as Terry Richardson. Huh?[Via ]]Despite our own personal opinions, Missoni for Target is still way more popular on eBay than Versace for H&M.[Via ]Are Freja Beha Erichsen and Arizona Muse the faces of Chlo’s spring ad campaign?[Via ]Check out the 11th issue of A magazine, curated by the wonderful ladies of Rodarte.[Via ]Would you let your eight-year-old girl wear this thong?[Via ]Image courtesy of Modelinia.]Get ready Harry Potter freaks … J.K. Rowling is publishing a new novel and proving that she’s all grown up. [Via ]We’re super excited for the Manolo Blahnik and J. Crew collab, but it turns out Blahnik himself had no idea this was all going down. [Via ]Chris Brown tried to steal a fans iPhone. The guy is definitely on a roll (read: downward spiral). [Via ]Remember when former presidential candidateJohn Edwards made a sex tape with his mistress? Well that bad boy is about to get destroyed. [Via ]will be on racks, and budgeting fashionistas everywhere will rush to get their hands on discounted Proenza, Rodarte, and Thakoon. In celebration, produced Step! Clap! Go! a video featuring the Bad News, a girls’ step team from the Bronx, who showcase their moves while the 34 dresses in a lively, fierce routine. While the young girls have more swag than I could ever pull off, it’s nice to know I could at least snag their cute clothes on March 13 both in stores and online. Hey, if you got yourself some Richard Chai for less than $50, wouldn’t you want to dance too? from on ., Hannah MacGibbon has definitely struck a chord with the house. Her Fall 2009 collection was muted and romantic with masculine, almost Western silhouettes interspersed by sweet Parisian detailing. The separates felt realistic, but special while a velvet jumpsuit worn by Raquel Zimmermann was a moment of Yves Saint Laurent fantasy. Here’s to hoping that Chloé’s revolving door of designers has finally ended..Festsaal Kreuzberg Thomas Gtz von Aust & Eigk WeberSkalitzer Str. 13011:30 PM – 2:30 AMLONDON: Personal favorite London ‘hood Dalston is kicking off the weekend in solid East End style with help from party collectives Do It! and Snap Crackle & Pop as they bring in headliners MYLO, Villa and O.Children to DJ at the trendy Dalston Superstore. Get there early for free admission and more importantly, to beat the queue that I guarantee will form out on Kingsland High Street.117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PBLondon, United Kingdom9 PM – 4 AMFree entry before 10:30 PM, 5 afterNEW YORK: With an open vodka bar and JD Samson headlining on the 1′s and 2′s at one of LES’ newest, hottest venues, Friday night at Tammany Hall is going to be one heck of a dance-your-pants-off bonanza! Get ready to dance your work-week blues away and rage into the wee hours of the morning!Tammany Hall152 Orchard StreetNew York, NY9 PM to 4 AMAdvance $5 tickets available at SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011NEW YORK: Forget the British Invasion – this Spring it’s all about the Swedish invasion as will be celebrating their 6th year as Sweden’s official music documentary film festival. Last year marked the film festival’s debut in the US with special screenings held in New York and Washington, D.C.. This year, the film festival will once again have special events going on in both East Coast cities, with a special kick-off event in collaboration with Brooklyn-based at the Tribeca Grand Hotel this Saturday night. Party tip: Meet a Swede who will teach you how to say “I am a sex machine” in Swedish la the 1998 film Can’t Hardly Wait. Tribeca Grand Hotel2 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY10 PM – 4 AMRSVP: Events@GrandLifeNYC.comLONDON: If there was ever a party to go to in order to check out the latest sounds emerging from the grimey East London scene, this would the party to hit up this weekend. With a billing that consists of fairly unknown acts like Jam City, TKNY, Eternal Roar and Dux Content, be sure to mosey on over to Dalston hipster favorite night spot Visions to get a healthy heaping of indie electro music.Visions Video Bar558 Kingsland RoadDalston, London, UK10 PM – 1 AMSUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011LONDON: Be sure to catch the last day of the designer sample sale this Sunday. This is the ideal way to indulge in guilt free designer label clothing at up to 90% off the recommended retail price. Some of the brands offered are See by Chloe, J Brand, , Missoni, Rock and Republic, DKNY, French Connection, Hugo Boss, Luella, Armani, Juicy Couture, Dirty English, , Oliver Spencer and many more. This is a perfect way to sober up from the weekend’s debaucheries as well as saving up some extra quid for next Friday’s jaunt to the pub.Sample Hunters Designer Sample SaleThe Old Truman Brewery, Brick LaneLondon, UKFriday 11 AM 7 PMSaturday 11 AM 6 PMSunday 11 AM 5 PMNEW YORK: Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the US. And if your Mother happens to be a bit hipper than your average female parental, may we suggest treating Mommy Dearest to a post-brunch visit to the Met to see the latest “” exhibit that just debuted this week. Exactly one hundred designs will be on display, with pieces ranging from McQueen’s Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection from 1992 to his final Spring/Summer 2010 collection which includes the famous shimmer-scale one-suit and armadillo heels that are now instantly recognizable thanks to ‘s “Bad Romance” music video. Alexander McQueen: Savage BeautyThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtIris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor1000 Fifth AvenueNew York, New York May 4 – July 31, 2011at Le Bain this Friday. If you haven’t been to a FIXED party before, the crowd will probably be similar to as if there was a cool, hip party being thrown inside an (which coincidentally is also based out of Philadelphia). Local trendy boutique OAK shall be hosting Friday’s fiesta, because Neo-Goths need to party too.FIXEDLe Bain at The Standard Hotel444 W 13th stNew York, NY11 PM – 4 AMLONDON: A big name in Paris’ underground, DJ circles, Tim Paris’ label Marketing Music will be launching their first night in London. Joining them will be DJ Chloe who is one of the biggest female DJs from the Parisian scene. With a trifecta of disco, house and techno jams lined up for the evening, this will sure be one heck of a soiree.East Village89 Great Eastern StreetLondon, UK6 before 11pm, 8 afterTicket available at SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011LOS ANGELES: “Fanning the flames of the birther conspiracies, Rhonda neither confirmed nor denied any of the rumors surrounding her origin and was last seen jetting off to London while releasing only the following statement: ‘Where I come from and where I’ve been are none of your concern; all that you need to know is that I’m here now and I’m not going ANYWHERE.’ Rhonda is expected to return just in time for this Saturday’s at which time we will catch up with her and her two British souvenirs MOCK & TOOF. The heavy hitting London duo will be crossing the pond just to bang into the minds of the skeptics that international Rhonda relations are at an all-time high and that we should follow our fearless leader without question.” – RhondaA Club Called RhondaEl Cid4212 W. Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA9 PM – 4 AM$5 before 10 PM with RSVP, $15 after midnightNEW YORK: The pool at Le Bain has been collecting many urban legends over the last few years. Stories of beautiful-yet-crazy people jumping naked into the pool have been sprouting up, creating rumours that Le Bain doesn’t just have a pool up there on the 18th floor, but a baby-making hot tub. To celebrate the official opening of the Le Bain pool for the season, residency DJ crew The Night People will be joined by swimwear line who will have a few of their on display that night. Maybe we’ll even see a few birthday suits too? Le Bain at The Standard Hotel444 W 13th stNew York, NY11 PM – 4 AMTORONTO: One of Toronto’s most forward-thinking boutiques, Jonathan + Olivia, will be hosting a Surface To Air Jewelry Trunk show this Saturday at their Ossington Avenue based shop. The celebration continues at Parts and Labour with the crews from J+O, Surface to Air and Uncle Otis, as their friends from Broken Social Scene, DFA Records, and Throne of Blood will be manning the DJ booth. With so much awesomeness in attendance, you really have no excuse to not go.Trunk Show at JONATHAN + OLIVIA49 Ossington AvenueToronto, CAN2 PM – 6 PMJONATHAN + OLIVIA x Surface to Air x Uncle Otis After PartyParts and Labour1566 Queen Street WestToronto, CAN11 PM – 2 AMFree entry before Midnight, $5 afterSUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011NEW YORK: If you never been to out in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, do yourself a favor and go. The outdoor-garden-a-la-scrap-yard vibe is surprisingly charming as well as a great backdrop to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, soaking up some sun and . This Sunday is the one year anniversary of their bi-weekly dance party called “Tiki Disco.” Enjoy eight hours of pizza, sun and fun!Roberta’s261 Moore StreetBrooklyn, NY2 PM – 10 PMLast night, StyleCaster teamed up with a handful of particularly awesome and creative folks from the social, start-up and tech field to bring a few hundred of New York’s nerd-less notables to the Tribeca Grand Hotel for some drinks and dancing, thanks to some help from StyleCaster’s go-to DJ, Neil Jackson.So, you may ask yourself, “What happens when style kids get down and start talking nerdy?” Well it’s quite simple: Geeks get chic and fashion gets a retro flare.Check out the slideshow above for some totally taggable visuals, snapped and produced by Joy Jacobs and StyleCaster’s contributing photographer .Special shout-out to our host committee of socially savvy and incredibly creative friends: Albert Azout @ Sociocast, Courtney Boyd Myers @ TheNextWeb, Daniel Saynt @ Socialyte, Dave Altarescu @ Spotify, Doug Imbruce @ Qwiki, Jesse Israel @ Cantora, Lindsay Kaplan @ Chloe + Isabel, Mike Keriakos @ EveryDay Health, and Soraya Darabi @ Foodspotting.‘s 12-piece collection for Forever 21 is the first time that the retailer has done a jewelry collaboration, and none of the punk and gothic-inspired jewels cost more than $16! We love the line’s bold geometric shapes, and each piece feels as good as they look!28-year-old designer has dressed the likes of Rachel Bilson and Blake Lively in looks from her eponymous line, and her second-ever capsule collection for Forever 21 was inspired by Studio 54′s disco glam moment. Although in person the 18 pieces are more feminine than glamorous, the sheer skirts and blouses are well-made and cost just $15.80 to $27.80.Rory Beca’s collection hits Forever 21 stores October 28, 2011 and Alex & Chloe jewelry will launch in December. Click through for a sneak peek of what you can expect to see!. The spring show took place back in September, and even though that seems like ages ago, we haven’t forgotten how jaw-droppingly beautiful the clothes werethe ladylike tweeds, the incredible embroidery and textures, and the sheer, colorful chiffon pieces that let a little bralet peek out all combined to create the collection of our dreams. If you’ve been saving up and are looking to splurge on something neon and awesome, the spring accessories and Ready-to-Wear looks are now available on . Don’t worry if you don’t have the funds to feed your PS addictionhead on over to the site anyway to check out a that features close up, detail shots of all of the goods. Click through the slideshow above for some backstage shots featuring Jack, Lazaro and some really amazing clothes. boys, but we weren’t expecting them to be so skilled at witty banter! In the latest issue of Magazinewhich hits newsstands March 1the design duo sat down with their pal for a chat about their growing business, and we’ve chosen some choice quips that made us fall in love with Jack and Lazaro even more. Jack and Lazaro say that one of their biggest regrets is the name of the company.“It’s like alphabet soup. There are so many letters. Even coming up with a font was a mission. We had to do these fine, little letters. We couldn’t do strong, bold letters because it would be, like, out to here.” McCollough Although many peopleincluding Anna Wintourpronounce the brand Proenza Shooler, that’s incorrect. “It’s Schouler, as in late for school. I think people think Shooler is more sophisticated than Skooler.” Sevigny The boys waited until the eleventh hour to decide on their brand’s name. “The whole reason why we even picked that name in the first place was that when we started, Barneys had just bought our collection and we didn’t have a name. We thought, Hernandez McCollough? Doesn’t sound so high end, does it?” McCollough… and they’re in LOVE. (This one is a bit of an assumption on our part.)Hernandez: “Like Jack and I could break up and then what would happen? Hmm.”McCollough: “Whoa! What are you insinuating? I don’t need you.”Sevigny: “He can read the menu, but he can’t order anything off of it.”Jack and Laz have the whole yin and yang thing going on, which is what makes Proenza Schouler successful.“We have to find something in-between what we both want. It’s hard. But Proenza Schouler wouldn’t look the way it does if it were me by myself or Jack by himself. We do gray because I like white or he likes black. But none of us really likes gray, in a weird, metaphorical way.” HernandezOn “the friendly competition”and .“I think in the very beginning when we were trying to break through, we reacted to people who had already broken through a bit with something like, “I hate him!” But now we feel more like there’s room for everyone. Everyone does something different. All the young designers now are doing something interesting.” HernandezPhotos: Craig McDean for Interview REASONS FOR LUST:Reason #1: As traditional weather folklore goes, if on , the friendly neighborhood groundhog crawls out of his burrow and doesn’t see his shadow, spring is on its way, but if he does, it means six more weeks of winter.Reason #2: Yesterday, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, leaving us dreading six more weeks of cold, harsh weather.Reason #3: While this isn’t the result we were hoping to hear, it is a good excuse to add another chic coat to your closet and this See by Chloé number is a fresh reminder that six weeks isn’t that long anyway.Reason #1With combat boots gracing the runways earlier this year, there’s never been a better time to trade in your Louboutins and kick it in these grunge-inspired stunners.Reason #2On a cool day there’s nothing better than throwing on a cozy flannel shirt and a pair of leggings, and now you’ll have the perfect boots to complete the look; you won’t even have to worry about getting any snide Kurt Cobain remarks.Reason #3Paired with flirty florals, lame leggings or a tulle dress, these boots are a fierce way to top off any outfit, no matter the occasion.might have something to do with our own current obsessions. We’ll be honest Big Love has never been on our priority TiVo lineup, but somehow Sevigny’s face is constantly popping up on our radars and usually in the most coveted runway looks. The New York girl is always styled with her own twist see the graphic print above paired with lace-ups and socks. Basically, everything we need now. Below, check out the pieces we’d love Sevigny to sport next time she makes an appearance in front of the lens.1. Anthropologie Sonnet Reader Boater Hat, $88, at . 2. Dr. Martens Floral 1940, $128, at . 3. Chloe Belted Cotton Playsuit, $365, at . 4. Rika Leopard Tee, $93, at . 5. Rogan Areil Skirt, $249, at .6. Opening Ceremony Caged Leopard Flats, $415, at .7. Stella McCartney Tan Linen Blazer, $1,765, at . 8. Something Else Geometric Print Dress, $82, at .9. Standard Finery Black Cotton Bustier, at .10. Karen Walker Number Six Sunglasses, $170, at . 11. Black knee high socks by .12. Alexa Hudson Cortina Clutch at . 13. San & Soni Button Up Shirt, at . 14. Revlon Matte Lipstick, $7.99, at ., do you only care about the label? Have you seen a fantastically wild dress but hesitated to buy it because you didn’t know who made it? Take the quiz below to find out if you’re a brand snob!1. What is the most you’ve ever spent on an article of clothing?a. You can’t quite remember but you know you’re still paying it off And now that is calling your name.b. $300 on a J.Crew bridesmaid dress that you were begrudgingly obligated to purchase.c. $400 on a classic long wool camel coat.2. What is your favorite online shopping destination?a. Net-A-Porter.comb. ModCloth.comc. SaksFifthAvenue.com3. Who do you turn to for ?a. Vogue. Which then becomes a shopping list…b. The mirror. Does it fit? Yes? Good. Ring it up.c. StyleCaster. Your one stop shop for a variety of fashion opinions.4. When you see a , you…a. Bypass it and head to the new inventory for spring.b. Shop exclusively from it.c. Browse through it for hidden gems.5. Which celebrity do you identify with style wise?a. and those Christian Louboutins she calls feet.b. Celebrity gossip is a thousand times more fun than celebrity style.c. Olivia Palermo and her eclectic mix of clothing.6. You just found a pair of Celine pants at a sample sale but they’re a size too small. Soa. You buy them anyway. They’re Celine. They’re worth the.b. Who’s Celine? What’s a ?c. Shrug oh well. The tunic fit better anyway.7. Have you ever sold old clothes to a second hand store?a. No! Never! You’re creating an archive to hand your treasures down to your first born.b. Of course. But you usually end up turning that money back over to the store. You’re a sucker for a $10 dress even if it’s used.c. Every now and then. Mainly when you outgrow something.Mostly A’s Nose in the Air Brand SnobYou only bother with clothing and accessories with a designer name in tact. Whether you’re buying it full price or vintage, it must have a credible source. If it doesn’t have a label, how do you know whether it’s weird in an edgy or weird in a stupid way? You use brand names to gauge the value of a piece and moreover use these brand names to demonstrate your knowledge of the fashion trends. Head to toe you want to be able to recite the designers that make up your outfit just in case you get stopped by ! Mostly B’s Brand SnubberOscar. Carolina. Zac. When brands are referred to without their designer’s last name, you pause a moment before recognizing their name. Rather, you have a roster of retailers that you frequent and ignore the brands you purchase. You have a hard time justifying an expensive purchase because regardless of whether or not you can afford it, you wonder, “How can this cotton dress possibly be worth $350?!” It’s not that you’re ignorant or frugal, you’re just practical about clothing; you can’t get attached to a pair of jeans that will inevitably be or go out of style in two seasons.Mostly C’s Brand BalancerEvery magazine has touted the benefits of striking a balance between high and low end pieces within one outfit. You are not above pairing your Jil Sander skirt with an American Apparel t-shirt or Rag & Bone sweater with H&M jeans. You can appreciate having a nice piece of clothing that requires , but don’t mind pairing it with a Hanes t-shirt lifted from your boyfriend.. Ever.I mean, just try and come up with an outfit that wouldn’t look good with these shoes.However, ringing in at $595, not all of us commoners can afford the Chlolook. We’ve rounded up some more affordable options that match some of the trends of the Chlo sandalthe low, chunky heel, metallic accents and cognac leather.premieres on ABC. While there are many things to look forward to about the hilarious show (including, but not limited to, the man who started it all, Mr. ), one of the most prevalent themes that we can all relate to is the dynamic of living with a new roommate.The series follows June Colbern (played by Dreama Walker, who previously played the girl that Jenny Humphrey stole a Valentino dress from on Gossip Girl) as she moves to the big city and begins to live with Chloe (played by the hilarious Krysten Ritter) who loves booze, boys and conning her roomies. I mean, if you haven’t been in a similar situation (okay, maybe I’ve never lived with a con artist, at least to my knowledge), then you haven’t lived! There’s nothing like a crappy roommate to make you appreciate your friends, your family and your life.In honor of this foray into bad roomieville, I’ve decided to compile a list of the best and worst television roommates of all time. Sure, there are some that may not have made the cut, so please let me know if you disagree with my choices. Click through the gallery above and enjoy!this morning sold out quickly, especially the coveted . And, it’s no suprise that people were excited to get their hands on them at $98- the same exact frames were just listed on full price for $290.Basically, we are fascinated by how Gilt is doing business and can’t wait for to launch., windswept cheeks were one of the many looks that caught our eye. so that it is smashed into your cheeks within limits of its life is pretty typical for most of us – striving for just that “hint” of color that we’ve been taught all of our lives. Well ladies, it looks like it’s time to mix things up this spring, leaving more color on your cheeks. Below are a few looks from our favorite spring shows, teaching us how to embrace color. The ladies at paired their dusty eye color with nude lips and an undone chignon. To complete the look, Dick Page, makeup artist for Shiseido gave the girls a windswept look adding blush on their cheeks and tip of the nose. Balenciaga’s tight buns and clean faces were complimented by soft rosy cheeks and pale pink lips. Instead of blending in the blush on the cheeks, they left them to pop, giving the girls a doll-like look. The dewy skin at Chloe’s spring show was completed with a strong highlight of blush to contour the cheek, leading all the way up to the eye. Ralph Lauren, always the embodiment of the All-American girl, also chose a rosy pink cheek for their clean makeup look. Leaving the rest of the skin matte and brows deep and full, the pink cheeks were the highlight of the look. runways were flooded with sheer looks. The delicately free flowing shapes of spring offer a refreshing shift as they juxtapose the hyper, retro-feminine silhouettes from fall. The sheer trend mixed in with the soothing made for an airy and transcendental look for spring.Scroll through the images above for some inspiration with some of our favorite sheer pieces to glide down the runways. Janice ChouNote Partial nudity.Photographer: , Stylist: and , Makeup: ,Hair: Britney Williams, Model: , CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONIncoming… In a sec, you’re going to receive an email from StyleCaster asking you to click on a link to confirm your subscription to the StyleCaster newsletter.within the continually growing and fiercely competitive world of street style photography. Both fellow fashion bloggers and magazines utilize her images, noting her incredible sense of light and talent for portraying emotion in a fleeting moment. She’s also done freelance work, including a regular column in the soon-to-be relaunched Grazia.it magazine.Chris Frey, a regular contributor to , eBays digital style magazine, about the aha! moment that changed her life and requested that from her thousands of photographs, she give us her current personal Top 10.Tell us about how playing with your husband’s point-and-shoot camera led to a full-time career? In December of 2007 Ijoined the photo-sharing website Flickr and became part of a project called “100 Strangers. Itwas the first time I had ever photographed people other than snapshots ofmy friends at parties back home in Sydney. In the beginning I was completely and utterly terrified: the thought of approaching arandom stranger on the street and asking if I could take their photo wentway beyond my comfort zone. However, I persevered and the projectbuilt up my confidence in terms of approaching strangers of all ages and backgrounds. Gradually I started to learn more about light, composition, my DSLR camera settings (I upgraded from the Fujicamera) andediting techniques. I have always loved fashion and style, however, and moved into shooting street style images in March 2009. You describe what you do as a love affair. Do you shoot every day?Yes, almost every day I take photographs. Even if I don’t physicallypick up my cameras or my iPhone camera, I am constantlythinking about making images.I absolutely can’tswitch my brain off from thinking about ideas for shootsthe people and places that I would love to photograph.And I really believe that practice, practice and even more practiceis the only way to become better at taking photographs.You live in London. What defines London street style?I think the girls in Londonhave certain edginess and cool that is completely unique to them. I love it, but the lightcan be difficult for my style of photography. I think I would be better suited to living in California!Do you have a favorite place to shoot?Absolutely anywhere with good light! I am obsessed with light. I love the vibrancy and energyof New Yorkthere is nowhere else like it in the world. Plus, Iadore Paris. It issuch abeautiful place any time of the year.Having been shooting for several years now do you have certain people youre always on the lookout for?There are a number of girls I have met since I started shooting during Fashion Weeks that I could take portraits of over and over again and never become bored.It is a combination of unique beauty, style, energy and,most importantly, personality. I love happy peopleor at least people who are happy to have me photograph them!people who are willing to trust me and whounderstand my vision.Who are your personal favorite fashion designers?If I had an unlimited budget I would wear Celine, Aussie label Scanlan&Theodore, Chloe, and Lanvin flats and sneakers. Unfortunately I do not have an unlimited budget!Do you ever shop on eBay?eBay is my absolutego-to place for film cameras. I am in love with the look and feel of film images and eBay is excellent for sourcing older cameras. to see Jackmans 10 favorite looks from her blog, along with the eBay pieces we paired with six of them. Meredith Barnett is the Editorial Director for The Inside Source, a digital style magazine presented by eBay. The Inside Source writer Chris Frey authored this article in its original form. to read it in full. (Images courtesy of Vanessa Jackman.) Photos:VanessaJackman.comTo celebrate 10 years of being one of the coolest boutiques in New York City (and in the world for that matter), Opening Ceremony will be releasing what looks to be a good textbook-size publication on all things OC from publishing house Rizzoli, that has also given us must-have reads on Alber Elbaz and Lanvin, , Christian Louboutin, Rick Owens, Carine Roitfeld and many more pieces of high-fashion-minded literature. According to their website, the Opening Ceremony book will include “…original photography by Terry Richardson, ‘zine inserts by and Spike Jonze, and memories and artwork by Ryan McGinley, , Sally Singer, M.I.A., Terence Koh, Marcel Dzama, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Jason Schwartzman [swoon], and so many more…”For anyone who is a die-hard Opening Ceremony fan, even if you can’t afford anything in one of their shops, this book sounds like the perfect accessory to complete any school nerd ensemble in addition to being a must-read. If you head over to , you can pre-order the book now for its release on September 4th of this year.And at $65 a pop, you can definitely put a few pennies aside to save up for a copy. Think of it this way–it will definitely make one hell of a stylish addition to your book shelf, or if you’re the kind of person that likes to put long reads next to the toilet, then the bathroom would be a safe bet too (though the thought of doing that makes us kind of cringe).[via ]’s Wonder Lotion perched next to my stack of unread magazines. Just about every time I pump a little in to my hand a gentle scent, called First Bloom, fills the air and someone proclaims, “That smell’s nice!” And that’s exactly it; Chloe & Jane products are really nice.The line was started by two friends who wanted a hobby that would let them relax and spend time together. The products are all eco-friendly and the truly sweet part is that Chloe and Jane have extended a discount to all StyleCaster readers. When you visit their site and make a purchase, use the stylecaster28 promo-code to receive 20% off un December 31st.. Personally, I’m going to be stalking up on the travel kits, since they make especially nice stocking stuffers.]Putin calls the US a “parsite” on the global economy. Perhaps he didn’t hear we came to a resolution for the debt-ceiling crisis. No good, Pute?[Via ]Estranged spouses, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, got together to celebrate his birthday on Sunday?! You think the illegitimate love child got the invite?[Via ]Chloe’s former Chairman, Ralph Toledano, is taking over @ St. John.[Via ]Hawaii drops cursive writing from mandatory school curriculum. Kind of sad about this one. How do you feel about it?[Via ], brands and fashion media called just in case you weren’t sold on the day-long festivals and steady stream of that SXSW is notorious for. In addition to hosting the first-ever Shop Hop, Austin’s newest push to induce localized buying awareness through up-and-coming brands, Style X will bestow more awesome in the form of fashion wisdom. Bringing you said wisdom is our very own head honcho (sometimes more formally known as StyleCaster’s CEO) Ari Goldberg, who will deliver a special address at the on South Congress Avenue. The Friday event officially opens to the public at 2 p.m., but if you’re already booked up on the 18th, swing by Cheer Up Charlie’s on Saturday for StyleCaster’s own at 1 p.m. StyleCaster’s in good company other panelists set to take the stage this weekend include , Project Runway Winner Chloe Dao and Marissa Evans, CEO and Founder of GoTryItOn.com. Style X Co-Founder Joah Spearman named the City of Austins Music Division and Small Business Development Program on board as a sponsor, calling the event “a testament to this citys innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.” We think Style X could very possibly be the best element of the week-long festival.Be sure to tweet @ with #AustinHTL to keep us posted on your whereabouts!Since starting her blog at age 11, Tavi Gevinson has done just about everything under the sun when it comes to fashion. When we were 16, our main concerns tended to be related to boys or curfews. Meanwhile Tavi gets up everyday and  (which also happens to be pretty excellent). She then proceeds to put on thick glasses and an inspired outfit and heads to high school.While it may seem like Tavi’s plate is pretty much full, there’s apparently room for a starring role in a major motion picture. UTA and has booked a big acting debut in a currently untitled project for Fox Searchlight.  She will play Chloe, an only child whose parents paid no attention to her, forcing her to grow up faster than her peers. Well, Tavi should have no problem playing a precocious teen. In fact, our guess is the role was probably written with her in mind.We’re most excited to see what her costumes are like. Considering her style tends to angle towards that of a delightfully nutty (but chic) grandmother, we’d love to see her have to dress down in Juicy sweats or something. Oh, and if you want a direct glimpse into Tavi’s closet, .Image via StyleLikeU, actress and red carpet fixture, has teamed up with herfianc Keith Britton (a former model) to help provide some order to the chaotic world of fashion. Their website, My Fashion Database () is inspired by , which organizes movies, actors, directors, producers and so on to make entertainment more accessible.The site is aesthetically gripping; the opening page is heavy on images and light on text. You can easily navigate from magazine covers to editorials to MyFDB’s blog, where you can read up on current fashion news (including hot lil’ nuggets of goodness from the StyleCaster crew). Everyone is credited and everything is archived. You can search through upwards of 5,000 brands, 60,000 industry workers and 60 different job titles, all conveniently compiled onto one site.I decided to give the site a test run, so I typed in model Selita Ebanks’ name. Seconds later a list of links popped up, including her biography and various editorials and covers she was featured in. Click on one of the links and you are taken to the photos, where you find a longer, more detailed list of everyone who contributed to the shoot. Easy peasy.Saldana reminds us that there are, ” – a lot of people that come together to build a brand, campaign editorial or fashion spread.” Generally, the large names (Anna Wintour, , Oscar de la Renta) get thrown around, but little attention is afforded to those behind the scenes who are making it all happen. Given Saldana’s early fashion influences — her mother and grandmother were seamstresses — it’s understandable that she recognizes the many hands that go into creating a collection and a look.Check out Saldana’s new site and let us know what you think!finally enter adulthood with the release of the newest image featuring mega model Lara Stone. Like the other covers featuring Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz and , Lara Stone is crying and looking soft and otherworldy.The Calvin Klein spokesmodel doesn’t seem to fit the pattern of the other four cover stars but there’s never enough Lara Stone in the fashion realm, so I’m not going to question it. What do you think of Lara’s cover? Because we’re kind of obsessed.about his illustrious career (fashion director of i-D magazine at EIGHTEEN), being black in the fashion industry, and of course, Anna Wintour. It’s kind of long, and it’s Friday, so we brought you the good stuff.Enninful wanted to highlight Christina Aguileras role as an icon for the upcoming cover. For me, she’s a real woman. She’s got ups and downs and now she’s back up again. And really, it was sort of to celebrate that, the fact that through all this she’s come out on the other end as a cultural icon.Some hints about Ws September issue.We’re going to feature the industry’s biggest names and well-known photographers. I think you’ll be pleased. And what I love about this sort of blend of photographers is that each one has their own unique style.Enninful is keeping his lips locked when it comes to the celebrity hed like to feature for mags fall issue, but he did mention some of his favorites like Gwyneth Paltrow, Chloe Sevigny and newcomers like the Fannings and Emma Stone.Even though he left Vogue, he wont talk smack on Anna.Vogue is an institution, and I’ll always have a little bit of a soft spot in my heart for the magazine and its editor, Anna Wintour.He has high hopes for W and we like the sounds of them! the photography’s exquisite, the editorials are all avoiding expectations and I just want W‘s fashion coverage to be all that. You know, fun, fresh, art-inspired, original, forward-thinking, approachable and most importantly, wearable.Hes ready for the number of black people in the industry to increase.The American fashion industry really has had to reassess its approach to fashion, particularly because Obama came into office. You know, for one of the most influential women [First Lady Michelle Obama] in the country to be black. I know that meant a great deal to a lot of black people in the fashion industry.walked away with FIVE awards — and then didn’t even bother to show up.Sure, I’m biased because I am a longtime devotee of glorious ways, but it’s safe to say that the best moment of the show was him debuting his newly-shorn locks, while sitting next to America’s sweetheart Betty White. (Check out the above photo and swoon. If this doesn’t make you want to marry him and introduce him to your grandmother, you really have no soul.)As for the red carpet, it was predictable and boring, but my little cupcake Chloe Moretz showed up in a killer Proenza Schouler, thus she deserves the title of best dressed of the night in my book.The award winners were predictable and boring too, but it’s interesting to me that after all the backlash following the termination of her five-second marriage, walked away with the award for “Favorite Celebreality Star.” She was also a no show, but still found time to tweet about it.Look, let’s just put this to bed already and get amped for the Golden Globes this Sunday. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for some couture disasters, people! Stay tuned to StyleCaster for all the glam, gossip and Sunday night shenanigans the GG’s are notorious for.‘s $2 birthday sale today, you had to act fast to score deals from top designers like Pucci, Valentino, Chloe, Fendi, and many more.Trying to avoid the debacle of last year’s $1 sale, in which demand far exceeded supply, The Outnet gave only 2,000 access to the sale this year. After receiving an email a few days ago that I had won access to the sale (and singing “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” in my head from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory), I waited patiently this morning for the link to the sale to arrive in my mailbox. At 11:12 AM, I got the email, clicked on the link, and was greeted by 17 pages of itemsmost worth going through, others not so much.The Outnet claimed that there would be enough merchandise for every ticket holder to score once (there was a one item limit), but I was focused on seeing the most covetable items. In the span of 5 minutes, I breezed through a clutch, silk paneled dress (sold out in my size), Pucci ball gown (gorgeous, but when would I wear it?), Michael Kors salmon colored cardigan (I have too many sweaters), and countless other things. I ended up with a printed dress, which retailed for over $1,000. Once I checked out, I couldn’t view the rest of the available merch, which prevented me from second guessing my purchase. Overall, I had an exhilarating time, I and realize that I was very lucky to have been able to participate in the sale! Did you score a ticket to the sale? If so, tell us what you scored for $2, and check out the slideshow for by other shoppers.since it launched last September, and were smitten with the manifesto: serious fashion, not fashion taken too seriously. The Pleaters, as they call themselves, are Julie Chen, Samara DAuria, Tiffanie Graham and Desiree Marr, a group of seasoned fashion magazine editors who honed their expertise at publications including Glamour, Lucky, Jane, Elle Girl and Life & Style Weekly, and, as a team, work to inspire but never intimidate their audience. Their beautifully laid out blogazine site is easy to navigate and replete with helpful style ideas, eye candy and shopping options that inspire but never intimidate. Profiles of It-Girls, and the Pleaters’ intermingle with up-to-the minute coverage of designers and fashion trends, on and off the runway. We adore their whimsical page and cant get enough of the incredible steals in the section.The Pleat blogazine crew met while living in New York and working for Life & Style Weekly, headquartered in New Jersey. The concept of the site came about during our carpools! recalls Julie Chen. We checked in with Julie and Desiree Marr, one half of the Pleat team, to learn more. The Inside Source: Where and how did you begin your careers in the fashion industry? Julie Chen: I decided I wanted to be a fashion editor after watching “MTV’s House of Style.” Cindy Crawford was the host, and she spent an episode shadowing two fashion editors from Harper’s Bazaar. They covered some fashion shows and talked about trends, played with some clothesI made up my mind that was the job for me! Little did I know it was going to be way harder than that. I think I was 11.During my senior year at [the Fashion Institute of Technology], I started working as an intern for the fashion department at Jane. My first job was closet girl at Glamour, where I was in charge of ordering hangers and garment bags. The rest is history! Desiree Marr: I wanted to be a journalist but have had a potentially unhealthy obsession with fashion ever since childhood (when my yearly highlight was back-to-school shopping at the Esprit outlet). However, I never thought about combining the two until Tim Gunn inspired me to apply to Parsons on the first season of “Project Runway”! I was accepted after I wrote an essay stating my intentions to become the next Diana Vreeland. While attending, I interned at Conde Nast Traveler and Details. Following graduation, I started out briefly as the glamorous closet girl at Teen Vogue and then Lucky. The rest is history for me as well! I ran into Tim Gunn shortly after I moved to New York and thanked him for giving me the courage to follow my dreams. He probably thought I was nuts.TIS: You study street style, the fashion runways and everything in between, but what or periods do you return to for fashion inspiration time and time again? JC: I love looking at the wealthy women in Slim Aarons photos from the ’50s thru the early ’80′s. Stevie Knicks. Stylist Catherine Baba. Clich, but . The ’70s and early ’80s Connecticut preppy (“Ice Storm” to “Who’s the Boss”). ’70′s Halston. And Nan Kempner. DM: Julie is way classier than I am! Joan Collins and every character on “Dynasty” in a white faux fur stole and giant shoulder pads. Jem and the Holograms and especially the Misfits. Cindy Mancini from Can’t Buy Me Love. I love the entire movement and think there is nothing sexier than a woman who can wear a suit, preferably a YSL Le Smoking. Fictionally, Auntie Mame. Currently Cate Blanchett and. But its perhaps my grandma who is the best dressed woman I know. Granted you have to love sequins, metallic purses (with matching shoes of course!), all shades of purple, piled on jewelry and chopsticks poking out of your giant updo, but who doesn’t?TIS: What fashion trends are exciting you for Spring 2011? JC: I sound like a scratched CD, but the ’70s!!! I like the floatier, looser, less structured shape of the clothes, high waistlines and lower hemlines. I like that bags are staying structured with longer shoulder straps, and skirts are simpler and longer. DM: I can’t believe I am saying this, but I am kind of looking forward to . I am starting to get a bit tired of the over-embellishment (especially studs and chains), the , the constant layering and complicated dressing. Anything streamlined that is unfussy and chic sounds good to me!TIS: Is there a dream piece from a 2011 Spring fashion collection that you are coveting right now? JC: I would like the entire Fendi spring runway show. Or at least a bag and a pair of shoes. DM: Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte’s hand-carved wood platforms are detailed and elaborate, yet still maintains a slight boho, ’70s-style sense of ease. They remind me of the faux wood paneling in my grandparents home, combined with trees from Santa Cruz, alongside the brown retro print from my parent’s old couch. TIS: Are there smaller clothing collections or fashion designers really exciting you at the moment? JC: I kept seeing this amazing dress around my neighborhood. Two of my friends had it; they told me it was by Electric Feathers. Also love this new swim and resort line by Laura Woodard from Blue Stripe PR. It’s called Salty Seas. DM: They aren’t exactly small designers but my friends,Carly Cushnie andMichelle Ochs from , truly blow me away. For being so young, their craftsmanship, maturity and sense of restraint is unheard of. I guarantee they will be competing with the larger design houses in no time. I am also obsessed with many talented Australian designers, including Zimmerman, making their way to U.S. shores. Also love any bag designed by Olivia Harris and I am beyond picky about bags. TIS: What are five fashion pieces that you’ve kept in your wardrobe for years or simply can’t live without? JC: I have a pathological buying problem with 1. Chambray shirts 2. Trench coats 3. Plain grey sweatshirts 4. Striped sailor shirts (last count I had 9 versions, plus a dress).5. A rotating cast of floaty, super feminine, ’70s chiffon dresses that never get thrown out. DM:1. Leather jackets are a staple. I swear you can throw a motorcycle jacket over anything and instantly appear chic (and slightly edgy).2. Anything disco-y, glittery and sequined as if I am headed to a party… because you never know when you might end up at one, so you better be ready! 3. Blazers of all kinds, be it slouchy, tailored, boyfriend, you name it. Including vintage YSL and Givenchy bought on eBay. 4. Costume jewelry, especially cocktail rings that are big and bold! (I don’t even own a genuine gemstone) 5. Ankle boots in every shape, color and material. The higher the better. I trip in flats and can run in heels. Seriously. TIS: What we can look forward to in the coming year from The Pleat blogazine? JC: We’d like to be more service oriented to our readers in terms of fashion or shopping advice, and will eventually be incorporating short videos on the site.DM: Julie has a great idea to show readers how to create a cute wardrobe for every day of the week using very few pieces: like 10 pieces = 1 week of dressing. Also look for some tried-and true postings where we test out figure-fixing products and other less traditional fashion items, such as sneakers that tone you up or bras that enhance your bust size by two whole cups. Do they really work? Also, well explore ways to wear some of the crazier pieces on the runway in the real world.Julie Chen tells The Inside Source that when she regrets not buying something retail and obsesses over the item forever, eventually, she finds herself stalking it on eBay. Disiree Marr proudly states that shes been shopping eBay longer than anyone I know. Its even .Both Chen and Marr love finding discounted upscale beauty products on eBay. They gave us a peek at their current obsessions. Disiree Marr claims that searching for her picks was difficult because I kept stopping to bid on stuff!and . The braids will be given an edge with Rebecca Minkoff’s leather strips, but be sure to get there early – no doubt girls will be lining up to get their hair styled for the big night.611 Fifth Avenue 5th floor, 6-8pm2. Get Jamming At AllSaints While Enjoying a Sweet Discount. The downtown Brit brand will be hosting musical guests at both of their locations with performances by The Pierces at their SoHo flagship and by Penguin Prison in the Meatpacking District. While we’re all for rocking out, some serious multi-tasking will also be going on, seeing as we’re going to have to take advantage of that 20% discount.512 Broadway and 411-417 West 13th Street3. Trust Your Senses at DVF. We’re not exactly sure what this might entail, but . We’ll definitely be tapping into one of the five senses (taste,duh) as we enjoy complementary hors d’oeuvres and what are sure to be killer cocktails by SVEDKA vodka. On top of this, there will also be an interactive flip book photo booth to practice our posing, a fragrance sampling station to get our scent on and an exclusive performance by R&B star, Estelle. Oh, now we get it, that was taste, sight, sound, smell… but what about touch? Perhaps that’s supposed to happen when we’re grabbing at all of the pretty dresses we want to try on.874 Washington Street4. DKNY Brings the Best of New York. Did you miss the crazy-adorable documentary that was ? Don’t worry, DKNY’s got you covered. Any shoppers who make a purchase of $250 or more will get a free copy of the DVD and a limited edition tote bag to go along with it – not a bad deal. But wait, it gets better. While shopping, you will be assisted by some of the most stylish New Yorkers in the city, as the winners from the brand’s “” contest, which was featured on , will be there all night to offer up their fashion and style advice. Don’t forget to bring your BF’s to this one too, ladies – the guys from the are transforming the men’s floor into their speak-easy slash barber shop to give out complimentary haircuts and shaves. To top it all off, there will be free beer, free popcorn and a chance for you to win tickets to the upcoming fashion show.655 Madison Avenue5. Prada Partners With Vogue and Gets Artsy. At its 5th Avenue location, Prada will be recreating a mod editorial from the September issue of Vogue (guessing it’s getting all 60′s and romantic on the beach?) curated by Grace Coddington herself. Seeing Grace’s work up close and personal like that seems like it has the potential to be pretty fascinating. Equally as mysterious and intriguing, anyone who purchases the Prada Candy fragrance will be receiving a “special pouch”.724 Fifth Avenue6. Marc Jacobs Steps Out With One of Our Favorite Style Stars. Naturally, Marc Jacobs will be taking over Bleecker street this year with a carnival-themed celebration. We, however, plan on heading over to the SoHo store for the ultimate celebrity sighting: Dakota Fanning will be there with Marc himself to promote their collaboration on his Oh, Lola! fragrance - -giving away tote bags to those who purchase the scent. We’re already having too much fun speculating what she’ll be wearing…163 Mercer Street7. Double the Fun AtAlice + Olivia. Speaking of carnivals, we’ll be channeling our inner-child at either of Stacey Bendet’s bashes, which will be held at both the Bryant Park and Madison Avenue boutiques, for a night of whimsy that includes sno-cones, cotton candy, carnival games and raffles. Not to mention, will be there to give guests colorful hair extensions. Stacey, you had us at sno-cone. 755 Madison Avenue and80 West 40th Street8. Teen Vogue’s Bleecker Street Bash. The magazine will be hosting another block party on Bleecker Street this year and it seems like it’s going to be the best yet. Freebies include AriZona Iced Tea smoothies and popsicles as well as manicures by famed nail polish brand, Essie. Vans will also be selling limited-edition sneaks designed by the oh so stylish Teen Vogue editors. The best part? One of , the Electro Pop singing Sky Ferreira, will be performing.Bleecker Street at West 11th Street, 6pm9. For Those Who Want to Go Low-Key, Head toHelmut Lang. Chow down on some Luke’s Lobster Truck and sip drinks from Death and Company while watching a live performance by to celebrate the launch of Helmut Lang’s ecommerce site – need we say more?93 Mercer Street10. Bergdorf Goodman, Your One Stop Shop. The gigantic department store will be hosting an all-out extravaganza for FNO starting at 3 p.m. with complementary beauty services to get ready for the night. After you get all dolled up, don’t forget to have Oscar de la Renta sign a copy of his “Face of Fashion” fall beauty palette. Then, head on out to the windows to kick off the night with Linda Fargo and Michael Kors. From 7 p.m. onward the store’s schedule is chock-full of events including tarot card readings on 5F, performances by The Blue Vipers and Audrianna Cole, a cat/dog show featuring the furry friends of like the likes ofJoseph Altuzarra and Reem Acra, a Jason Wu doll signing and many more fun, fashion-filled activities.745 Fifth AvenueWhich events will you guys be hitting up? .The alternative sister line to boasts ruched A-lines dresses, cropped suit ensembles and even scandalous mesh-like tops in breathable fabrics like linen and cotton for their latest spring/summer 2012 fashion film.With a chill house soundtrack playing in the background, watching the short film below may urge you to pack up your and sandal wedges, and head straight for theMediterranean coastline (which honestly sounds like the best thing right now, especially on a Monday morning).[via ]begun work on their they took notes from the rougher parts of the city, drawing inspiration from a London/New York grunge downtown girl, and the result? A free-spirited, finely cut collection of throw-on layers, perfectly positioned sheer paneled stripes, solid-structured coats and jackets adorned in silver thorns. For the more fitted looks, the duo drew inspiration from style icon’s like , Kate Lanphear and Leigh Lezark, creating some pretty hot topics for Toronto Fashion Week.Chloe Comme Parris’ Fall 2011 collection is a feminine and sharp unit of things you can mix, match and work with for any occasion. Did I mention they expanded the collection into accessories, providing some amazing must-haves, like the (plastered in my brain) triple buckle back-packs. I can’t wait to see so much more of these girls they have such a bright future ahead of them!; (2) Forever 21 Dominique Beaded Tunic, $29.80, at ; (3) Burn Out Scarf, $9.99, at ; (4) Rogan Brice Short, $96, at ; (5) Grandpa’s Woven Leather Watch, $38, at ; (6) Cosmic Headband, $32, at ; (7) Gold Bubble and Rhinestone Cocktail Ring, $38, at ; (8) Cole Haan Genevieve Triangle Tote, $276.50, at ; (9) Kimchi Foldover Bootie, $40, at ; (10) Double Wrap Belt, $44.99, at and has showed off her ridiculously opulent apartment in taxidermied zebra and all. I thought that the only aspect of the business she hasn’t dabbled in was design, but it turns out that I was wrong. is reporting that Traina has created a 14-piece capsule collection for the French contemporary brand Maje. The partnership is fitting since she’s the face of the label’s campaign, and she looked to minimalist 90s fashion as inspiration for her “silk and delicate looks.” No photos of the clothes have been released as of yet, but you won’t have to wait much longer to take a gander at them: her collection drops on March 23 at Barneys locations in New York, Beverly Hills and Traina’s hometown San Francisco.What can we say? We’re major suckers for celebrity baby news, especially when that celebrity baby news involves the only daughter of one of our all-time favorite fashionistas. We’ll admit we’ve been following all the news about Harper Seven — the daughter of  and  – since it was first announced that the duo were expecting.We’ve enjoyed watching Harper grow –  – and watched her turn one merely a week ago. She’s growing up even faster than we’d expect, and now it turns out she’s walking! Best of all, the first visual proof of baby Harper’s first steps was taken in — of course — a department store.Victoria was in Dublin for a promotional event, and Caroline Kennedy, who handles PR for the store,  of she and Harper walking together at the Brown Thomas department store.  Our guess is that this wasn’t Harper’s first time getting up on her feet, but it’s certainly the first time we’ve seen it. How appropriate that Posh Spice’s daughter took her first public steps towards a designer clothes-filled emporium? Sigh. Like mother, like daughter!. Her approach for the Golden Globes went like this: Being pregnant, your body is very specific, and it changes everything, she says. Im trying to keep her looking clean, modern, and flattering and trying not to fall into pregnancy clichs. ()covers the 2nd to last Carine French Vogue. The countdown is making me sad, but the cover is so optomistic and bright it doesn’t last long! ()Nicole Kidman had a baby on December 28, but Faith Margaret was delivered via surrogate. I want to think this new trend is all kinds of odd, but it sounds like kind of a good idea. ()Kim Catrall is the new face of Olay’s Total Effects Anti-Aging body wash and lotion. Better her bod than her Botox-enhanced face. () is making over the Hotel Mtropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco in honor of Prince Albert of Monaco’s wedding to Charlene Wittstock on July 2. He created cocktails, other sweets and uniforms themed on love. Aw. ()DOUBLE SHOT: TWEET TWEETRT @ Click here to see Arizona Muse’s American Vogue debut! We heart her, and it’s about time!RT @ What did you get during our winter sale? A sense of foreboding sadness since I’ve put myself on a spending freeze.RT @ Big news right here! This makes us smile RT @: @ New Biggie Size: The ‘Trenta’ Americans are officially off drugs, on coffee. RT @ Bag Snob I want to learn J.Lo’s “gaze” on red carpet. She has this faraway look in her eyes &no matter the angle it’s as if she’s looking right at u. hmm, hot or creepy?RT @ [DKNY PR Girl] Meeting in ten minutes….runway show discussion..come on, sing along…..”It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”…. I need to type in only Sarcasm Font.TRIPLE SHOT: WATCH IT See some of Spike Jonze’s best work ever in this video he directed for Opening Ceremony. Just kidding but it is cute of Chloe., who instantly cast her in his critically praised spring 2011 show. The breakout star gained her cool-kid seal of approval a few days later by walking at . Here, the girl whos got even the most jaded talking gives StyleCaster an exclusive glimpse into her world from the frenzy and excitement of backstage to the at-home hair care treatment she indulges in. Through it all, this high-school student remains refreshingly down-to-earth, as evidenced in a recent tweet from two days before NYFW: Another day another pizza, tomorrow yet another day and….fashion week!?Video shot with Kodak Easyshare Digtal Camera and edited by Blake Martin., mock turtlenecks are not cool, repeat, not cool.When I saw ‘s Rodarte go down the runway I’m sure I thought, oh beachy and blue and cute. But in real life, it looks like she had to run straight from the luau to the Big Love party. I know you’re in LA, Chlo, but it’s still January.Admit it, Zoe looks like your mom in the late 80s/early 90s, and possibly like she got a body suit from the aforementioned Express and paired it with a ruffle skirt. It’s hard to make her look bad, and this isn’t hideous, but it’s not good.Will you heed my warning or do you support the mock?Chloe Sevigny, Zoe Saldana Photos: Jason Merritt, Getty Images Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images. But who rocked the metallic hotter? Let’s discuss.Zoe is one of those chicks who looks good in every single thing she puts on, which sometimes make it hard to discern that good from the “she’s just pretty and skinny.” But, this Westwood draped number is so, so amazing. It fits perfectly, isn’t too short, is sexy without being over the top, and I want it. Having said that, the got no favors from vintage looking red and tan shoes. I’m all for balancing looks, but this is just an off combo.came out of whatever hole she’s been living in (I’m sorry, that’s mean, but what happened here? I lived for The OC, she was so beautiful and fresh faced…but, I digress). Mischa looks a bit confused in this pic, and her dress has a run in it and is tied with a shoe lace. But, the drape on the bottom is very pretty, and I prefer the leopard combo to the red combo.Overall though, I have to give this win to Zoe, she looks stunning, although I would advise a shoe swap. What say you?Photo: Donato Sardella and Craig Baritt, WireImage courtesy of Vivienne Westwood. But, there’s more to the beautiful actress than just her looks: She co-founded the site, and admits she’s also a .The New-Jersey-born, Queens-raised starlet moved to the Dominican Republic when she was 10 and soon discovered her love of performing. Saldana loves to play strong females (um, did you see Colombiana?!) and doesn’t bite her tongue when it comes to things she’s passionate about, such as diversity in the fashion industry.Browse through the gallery above to check out some of !6 Reasons Opening Ceremony’s Owners Are Cooler Than You by 12:44 pm, September 28th, 2010 Opening Ceremony is the coolest, and by extension, its owners Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are the coolest. The LA natives met at Berkeley, and their close friendship helped conceive what is arguably our favorite store in the city (world?). Humberto explains what was going through their heads a decade ago: “What do we love? We love traveling, we love shopping, we love eating, we love magazines, we love music. So what can we do to incorporate all these loves into, you know, a business?”They in New York Magazine‘s entirely delightful “Who Runs New York?” power issue, and we’re here to break down what exactly makes them so awesome.Yeah, they’re the coolest. 9 Shades To Keep You Smiling Through Summer by 10:53 am, June 27th, 2010 My Ray Bans just officially died — they were saldy literally run over by a cab. What are some cool new sunglasses I can get that won’t be knocked off in a hot minute?Well, I can’t guarantee they won’t be knocked off, those magical elves that churn out copycat sunglasses have been working overtime the past few years. However, I can steer you in a cool shades direction that will make your Ray Bans feel as stale as that pair of UGGS in the back of your closet.First of all you have to know who Linda Farrow is. Farrow produces luxury eyewear with designers like , , The Row, , Raf Simons, and OMG this list goes on forever.  I peruse through her site on the daily and then cry myself to sleep since I can probably only afford a cleaning lense towelette.  Linda Farrow has some awesome one-of-a-kind vintage shades as well –  – but the true genius is absolutely in their collaborations. I am dying over the Alexander Wang  and the frames.I do think every lady should have a pair of Audrey’s (black glasses that go with everything) and a pair of Cindy’s (as in Lauper, a totally and fun pair of shades).Another trend I have been noticing in the sunglass realm are frames in — which looks particularly adorable on brunettes and red heads. Also currently obsessing over any and all eyewear, which has both a feel to it. If you still want to be apart of the aviator trend (which I still secretly love) you should check out this pair of . Adorable.Or if you are still not 100% over your ray bans, it is a grieving process, you could opt for Grey Ant’s status shades which are like PHOTOS: Which Star Looked Best At The AFI Awards? by 12:21 pm, January 14th, 2012 This weekend’s red carpet madness started off with a bit of a whimper at the 12th annual AFI Awards. We have to remind ourselves that the AFI Awards are a far cry from tomorrow’s Golden Globes in terms of glam factor, but we were still nonplussed. Everyone looked fine, but just fine, nothing more.This was disappointing given that two of our favorite stylish stars — Chloe Moretz and Rooney Mara — were on hand. Moretz went for a quirky printed top and pleated skirt by Versus, which she paired with black tights and pearlescent Mary Janes; Mara opted for black and beige ruffled Lanvin. Bright shoes were also on display, with Claire Danes in blue pumps to match the belt buckle on her white Donna Karan dress, and Viola Davis in red ones to liven up her black and white David Meister ensemble. Conversely, Jessica Chastain stayed true to a monochrome palette in Andrew Gn. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow.An Open Letter To Alexa Chung’s Flats (And/Or Kitten Heels) by 11:36 am, October 7th, 2010 UPDATE: A few people have pointed out that Alexa Chung’s “flats” may in fact be by Valentino. The she wore them, they definitely looked like flats, but we’ll admit that this photo (left) gives credence to the kitten heel potential. However, when compared with the Valentinto shoes (which can also be on The Sartorialist), you’ll notice that Chung’s version are ever so slightly different. The Valentino shoes have three ankle straps, and a studded piping around the toe. Chung’s have only two ankle straps and an extra strap at the toe. That said, and in the words of one of our tipsters, they are still not very attractive, and thus our Open Letter stands.***Dear Alexa Chung’s Flats (Or Possible Kitten Heels),Why do you exist? No, really: why? How did you, an extremely pointy, creamy beige-colored flat featuring a studded t-strap with no less than three cross-straps including an ankle one, come to be? I’ve done some looking, and I haven’t managed to uncover who designed you, but I’m sad for them. Pointy-toed flats are a tough sell for (and on!) a lot of people. But when you throw in a studded ankle strap, you’re doing an instant and extreme disservice to anyone who tries to wear you. Talk about cutting someone off at the, um, ankles.Alexa Chung clearly loves you — she’s in one heavily photographed week! — but even Ms. Chung is suffering at your seriously dowdy hands, mainly because she insists on wearing you with cutesy dresses. While I’ll admit that I have a categorical distaste for pointy flats, more than a have pointed out that you are at your highest potential when paired with high-waisted, wide legged trousers or jeans. In other words: you look best when covered up and when your angry point is juxtaposed against the loose drape of a large cuff.But in your current iteration and excess ornamentation, you’re all I see! Alexa Chung is a beautiful woman and her checkered frock and classic trench deserve to be the focus of this look, not you. You know what you are? You’re an attention hog. By being so long, so extreme, and so studded, you’re stealing the spotlight of a show that isn’t and should not be yours. If you had a heel and thus were adding some value (in inches) to this ensemble, then sure — you could close your eyes, bow, and bask in the spotlight. But, as you stand, you don’t.I don’t mean to be mean, so maybe you and I can come to an agreement. I’ll leave you alone if you promise to only share your point with wide-legged trousers — may I suggest those luxurious looking ? If not for me, then for Ms. Chung.Yours in polite but strongly voiced disagreement,Me PHOTOS: Stars Shine In Alexander McQueen At Last Night’s Met Gala by 8:45 am, May 3rd, 2011 This year’s Met Gala celebrated the genius of . The Costume Institute‘s exhibit opens tomorrow, and breathtaking doesn’t even begin to describe it. But more on that later! The Met Gala is arguably the most fashionable event of the year, so it’s no surprise than many of the A-list guests dressed in keeping with the fashionable McQueen theme.While all his work had undertones of gothic romanticism (or savage beauty, if you will), McQueen was no one-trick pony. His designs ran the gamut, as exhibited by the varied looks of the night. For example, Anna Dello Russo wore pants! She looked like the love child of a quirky matador and — you know, because she wore an headpiece. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a beaded archive McQueen gown that was several shades subtler than the tartan number she wore as the designer’s Met Ball date in 2006 (!).Other celebs also went archive. chose a dress she originally wore on the spring 2004 runway, and donned one that wore in the fall 2005 show. was full-on avant garde in McQueen couture, while Chloë Sevigny looked downright demure in high-necked black lace.Some went new school McQueen with creations; Salma Hayek, , and were all part of the Burton crew. Of course, changed into a spring 2011 feathered frock in the Barneys window. Oh, and Burton herself also wore one of her own designs. (And while this post is admittedly about the ladies, we must give a shoutout to John Legend. For not only did he wear an Alexander McQueen tux, his ensemble included a skull bow tie. Amazing. Also, !)Check out the girls (and boy) in McQueen below! Which look is your favorite? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, By The Numbers by 5:54 pm, August 8th, 2011 That’s it, folks. The show’s over. And by show, we mean the totally incredible Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But oh, did it have a successful run!Let’s do a by-the-numbers, shall we?• 661,509: Total visitors who saw Savage Beauty during its three-month run from May 4 to August 7• 80,000: People who saw the exhibit in its final week• 50: Dollars it cost to see Savage Beauty during • 17,000: People who saw the show on those eight Mondays• 1: Rank among the Costume Institute’s most popular exhibits• 8: Rank among the Met’s most popular exhibits• 23,000: New members who joined the museum during the past three months• 100,000: soldSo, yeah, impressive. For context, the Met’s best-selling exhibit was the four-month showing (spanning 1978 and 1979) of Treasures of Tutankhamun with 1,360,957 visitors. The runner-up was Mona Lisa, which saw 1,077,521 visitors in just one month in ’63. The previous record for a Costume Institute exhibit was held by 2008′s Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, which 576,000 people saw.The exhibit remained hot up until the very end, with Joe Zee squeezing in a yesterday and showing up at the museum to sign catalogs last night (our intern saw her!). Sadly, according to the release we received: “The exhibition could not be extended further because the galleries need to be turned over for the preparation of the exhibition Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900, which will open on September 28.” Sigh. Did Kim Kardashian Copy Alexis Bittar’s Jewelry Line? by 4:49 pm, October 5th, 2011 A lot of people have said a lot of mean things about Kim Kardashian, but we don’t think anyone had ever called her a thief until jewelry designer Alexis Bittar accused her of copying his designs for her own line of baubles, Belle Noel.Bittar Alexa, the fashion magazine of The New York Post, that he won’t lend Kardashian any more of his jewelry to wear because he thinks her line looks a little too much like his. Bittar, a CFDA-award winning designer, makes some of the chunkiest statement jewelry we’ve ever seen, and numerous celebrities, including Kardashian, have borrowed pieces to wear on the red carpet. But on a recent trip past one of Kardashian’s stores in New York City, Bittar noticed that some of his pieces made it a little farther than a few ritzy events.“In the reality TV world, there are so many people coming out with lines to capitalize on their TV shows. They are not designers and they are just stealing. I passed the Dash pop up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim’s pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note (of my designs). The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her. She was definitely influenced by my designs without a doubt.”We have our own misgivings with celebrity fashion lines, but we’re not so sure that Kardashian actually stole anything from Bittar. At least not specifically. While Bittar’s pieces are fun and imaginative and made from seriously high quality materials, they’re not necessarily groundbreaking original works of metal art. There are a lot of jewelry designers who make crystal-encrusted hoop earrings similar to Bittars, and if there’s a single contemporary jewelry company out there that’s not making multi-strand chain necklaces or Lucite pendants, we haven’t come across it.Bittar’s indignation isn’t unwarranted, it’s just misplaced. Kardashian’s jewelry line isn’t copying him, it’s copying a contemporary approach to accessories. Bittar told Alexa he doesn’t plan on pressing charges, and that’s probably because he realizes he couldn’t win a copyright infringement lawsuit against Kardashian. To us, the solution is clear: if you don’t want your stuff to get copied, don’t make things that are easy to copy.Take a look at a few comparisons of what Bittar does (left) and what Kardashian does (right) below. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [ via ] Balmain To Launch Lower-Priced Line, Pierre Balmain, In September by 3:49 pm, May 23rd, 2011 Diffusion lines are awesome things, as they allow consumers to buy designer duds at cheap-o prices. We love both designer duds and cheap-o prices! So, we were especially excited to hear that Balmain is launching such a line! Sort of!From what we gather, calling it a is a bit of a misnomer. Under new creative director (and ) Olivier Rousteing, Balmain will debut a lower-priced line called Pierre Balmain. (Yes, it’s named after the house’s founder.) We’ll get to see the spring 2012 goods in September, and there will be both men’s and women’s collections. A spokesperson calls the line “young”.This sounds more like a Marc by Marc Jacobs or See by Chloé situation than a Rodarte for Target one. Still! Balmain for less! Woo! Kanye‘s probably .[] WATCH: Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Kate Olsen, & Björk Get Quirky On SNL by 11:47 am, February 12th, 2012 Say what you will about Zooey Deschanel‘s twee brand of . The actress-singer-blogger-crafter knows how to poke fun at herself.Last night Zooey hosted Saturday Night Live, and our favorite sketch was undoubtedly “Bein’ Quirky With Zooey Deschanel” in which Abby Elliott plays a pitch-perfect Zooey and Zooey plays a pitch-perfect Mary-Kate Olsen. Oh, and Kristen Wiig plays a pitch-perfect BJÖRK! There’s trash repurposing and knitting. And next week’s guests are “Chloë Sevigny and an American Girl doll”.Watch below, please: WATCH: Chloe Moretz Gets Grease-y In New Drew Barrymore Video by 9:39 am, August 4th, 2011 14-year-old actress and Chloe Moretz has again stolen our hearts. This time the current is showing off her acting chops in the Drew Barrymore-directed music video for Best Coast’s song “Our Deal”. The video, a timeless spin on Romeo and Juliet, features a slew of young stars including Miranda Cosgrove , Danny Glover, and Shailene Woodley all rocking some seriously eclectic duds.Teen dream Tyler Posey stars as Lucky (a.k.a Romeo), a member of city gang The Day Trotters, with Moretz as his star-crossed lover and rival gang member, Veronica (a.k.a. Juliet). The video follows the ill-fated duo as they explore young love and face their inevitable tragic end. So it’s a bit closer to the West Side Story take on Shakespeare’s classic — but Barrymore doesn’t want you thinking this story is set in the ’50s, or any other era for that matter. In fact, she wanted the vid to be completely un-time specific. That’s made clear in the wild costumes in the video, which are a complete combination of greaser, grunge and rocker. Drew’s inspiration for the eclectic wardrobe? “A jean jacket,” the director says. “It totally transcends. It works in the ’50s, it was punk rock in the ’70s, it was grunge in the ’90s. I wanted to bring in that timeless quality.”The song is great, the outfits are awesome, and we are officially obsessed.Watch for yourself, below. And two behind the scenes videos with actor interviews and a wardrobe tour:[, ] A Handy Guide To The Best Cyber Monday Deals Out There! by 9:39 am, November 29th, 2010 Happy Cyber Monday, everybody! Chances are if you’re online today, it’s probably because you’re trying to buy a gift for someone (or maybe one for yourself!). The National Retail Foundation anticipates that online holiday shopping will increase about 10 percent this year, with over 100 million people pointing and clicking to their holiday heart’s content. Wanna get in on the fun? Check out the roster of online sales, savings and deals below.: You get $50 off every $250 spend, except for beauty and fine jewelry. : The already discounted stock at this site is getting an additional 10 to 20 percent off.: Again, the more you spend, the better the discount gets. Just don’t believe that if you spend more, you save more. That just doesn’t make any sense.: 40 percent off and free shipping on orders over $125? What’s not to like about that?: Free shipping on all orders over $25, plus discounts on over 40,000 items in the store. : Free shipping on orders over $75, sales on stuff in nearly every department (just not mattresses, sorry) and 25 to 40 percent off on clearance items.: Need jewelry? Be sure to check out the deals here — this site is trying out the same spend more, take more off strategy as other smart stores.: The more you spend, the better your discounts gets. A cart filled with $250 will earn you $50 off, but if you spend $1,500, you get $500 off.: Get up to 75 percent off makeup and other beauty products. : If you spend $300, you get 30 percent off. Plus, there’s a limited edition tote if you spend over $150 and free shipping and gift wrap no matter what your order looks like.: Last day for free shipping! Men’s outerwear is up to 40 percent off, and the Thanksgiving Sale is still going strong.Now, this isn’t a comprehensive listing, so be sure to search far and wide before you buy — you might be able to get a better deal somewhere else. Happy shopping, and be sure to let us know what deals you score! [CNN Money] [People Style Watch] [Stylelist] [StyleCaster] Glam Squad Gurus: Fashion’s Top 5 Makeup Artists by 4:48 pm, April 14th, 2010 Makeup artists are a special breed. They live and die for glamour and work their fingers and brushes to the bone to create flawless faces that defy logic and reality. Whether they’re painting faces of top models who stomp down international runways or glamming up their celeb clients for paparazzi pics on Robertson Blvd., makeup artists are the masters behind some of the most beautiful women in the world and without them wielding their beauty brushes, we wouldn’t have anyone to covet, envy or obsess over!Here are my top five Makeup Artists of all time!Pat McGrath – Creative CoutureShe is the go-to girl for all things high fashion and beauty. Known for her stunning work backstage at fashion shows from Paris to New York to Milan, McGrath can go from creating sun-kissed dewy faces for Chloe to avant garde geisha-inspired lips for Dior that scream haute couture. This Northampton born and bred makeup artist is a true innovator in that she doesn’t let conventional ideas of makeup and beauty limit her. In 1999 she helped create the Armani Cosmetics line and in 2004 she was named the Beauty Director for Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetics. She is a makeup legend and a beauty trendsetter with her finger on the pulse of all that’s glamorous and beautiful.Gucci Westman – International BeautyWhether she’s prepping a celeb client for a photo shoot or overseeing the creation of new products for cosmetic powerhouse Revlon, she is one of the top editorial makeup artists in the business. Gucci was born in Southern California and raised in both California and Sweden. Her unique viewpoints and inspirations can be seen in her work. She is known for creating looks that convey sensuality as many of her celeb clients such as Drew Barrymore and Natalie Portman are known for their natural sex appeal. Even though she has toned down much of her editorial work due to the birth of her son, she is still working her beauty magic as the Global Director of Revlon.Sam Fine – Master ColoristWhen it comes to beauty and makeup, women of color have had the unfortunate task of settling for less. Many companies don’t make foundation or powder shades that work well for the diverse range of tones which exist in various ethnic communities. That’s where Sam Fine steps into the picture. He is a prominent celebrity makeup artist known for his amazing work with such luminous beauties as Iman, Patti Label and Vanessa Williams to name a few. This Chicago native honed his craft behind the cosmetics counter and soon branched out into the world of editorial makeup where he began “beating” the faces of Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Veronica Webb. Sam Fine has given women of color a beautiful new outlook on makeup.Tom Pecheux – Glamour GodWhen major fashion houses such as Gucci and Prada need to shoot their ad campaigns, they call on this amazing makeup artist to craft the looks that will grace the faces of the models hawking their high-end wares. Known for his exquisite techniques, Pecheux is one of the most sought after editorial makeup artists in the world. His work has been featured on the covers of several international Vogue magazine covers and he’s recently been tapped to be the Creative Director of the worldwide cosmetic giant Estee Lauder. Pecheux’s French sensibilities are one of the reason’s he is such a gifted artist. The world of beauty owes much to this master makeup artist.Charlie Green – NonconformistThe first thing you notice about Charlie Green is her platinum blonde shock locks, bright lips and zany personality. She is the Betsey Johnson of the beauty world with her colorful approach to makeup. This British beauty expert has worked the faces of many of the world’s top models and celebs as well as created looks for several ad campaigns for some of the top fashion designers and beauty companies. This fearless artist isn’t bound by rules or set notions of beauty and style. She uses her imagination and lets her creativity flow through everything that she does. She’s a true trend-setter and an artist that embodies the true beauty of makeup.***Linda Ripoll is a certified beauty addict with an unhealthy obsession for fashion magazines, sushi and shopping. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the University of Miami. As a beauty editor for the past twelve years, she has had the pleasure of writing about the beauty business from all angles. She recently launched a beauty blog which highlights the latest in beauty for today’s biracial/multiracial woman. She is also the Beauty Editor for , a new high fashion and beauty publication for today’s affluent woman of color. Follow her on Twitter . PHOTOS: Beyoncé & Jay-Z Wear Matching Shoes At The Knicks Game by 10:47 am, April 16th, 2012 Back from their , Beyoncé and Jay-Z went to a basketball game last night.The New Jersey Nets owner and his lovely wife watched the New York Knicks take on the Miami Heat courtside. Chloë Sevigny wasn’t there , but Jay and B kept admirers amused by being way too cute for their own good. (That said, the teenage boys who sat behind them didn’t seem to care that the coolest pair of all time were mere inches away. We, on the other hand, would have totally flipped out.)Beyoncé looked cool and casual in animal print pants and a loose black top — plus her hot pink heels totally matched Jay’s sneakers. Other things to love: Jay helping B over a puddle, B pulling a Wintour in her shades, the power couple sipping beers. Check out the pics below, and swoon away: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Carly Rae Jepsen Is The New Face Of Wet Seal by 10:59 am, September 8th, 2012 So…buy their clothes, maybe? (Sorry, had to.)Teeny bopper favorite Wet Seal tapped Carly Rae Jepsen as their new spokesmodel. And we actually think the pairing is pretty genius!Carly for the retailer’s online catalog, and the brand is giving away a $1,000 shopping spree with the signer at their NYC store as well as tickets to her show with Justin Bieber. This is what she said about it:“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Wet Seal as I gear up to release my album Kiss. I loved going through and selecting the different looks for the shoot from the upcoming styles. Each outfit reflects a part of my personality, which made the experience lots of fun.”Carly also wore a look form Wet Seal for an appearance on Access Hollywood. The pairing strikes us as similar to — maybe these mall brands will be getting some new life breathed into them! Check out a slideshow of a few of the looks Carly modeled for Wet Seal below.****** Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [via ] Fashion Folks Turn It Out For CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards by 11:04 am, November 15th, 2011 Last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards emerging talent like and — it was also an opportunity for fashion’s cool kids to show off their best duds.Some of the styling choices were not at all surprising — Amanda Seyfried in Prabal Gurung, Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang — while others made us do a double take ( in Christopher Kane! in Marni!). Highlights included in glasses and a chest-bearing blazer, Olivia Wilde in a cutout Cushnie et Ochs dress, and Chloe Moretz in a billowy printed frock.And let’s not forget the men! The dudes were on point last night. Waris Ahluwalia paired one of with pink suede lace-ups! wore dark jeans, a teal shirt and coordinating tie, a silk embroidered blazer, and maroon velvet loafers! There was also a whole lot of blue, courtesy of , , and . All in all, well done!Check out the fashionable guests below. Which looks do you love? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Everything You Need To Know About Chanel’s Spring Show by 10:32 am, October 3rd, 2012 If you’re planning on taking a beach holiday with anytime soon, don’t count on packing light. For starters, you’re going to have to save some space for what may be the world’s largest beach bag — an already-infamous quilted number suspended between a pair of hula hoops. And then there’s the headgear. For Spring 2013, Chanel offered wide-brimmed sun hats crafted from clear vinyl, fitting, perhaps to shade yourself from the rays streaming down on a runway crafted from faux solar-panels.We’re dubious as to the UV protection offered by the material — but then we’re also dubious about the functionality of Chanel’s , and that doesn’t stop us from coveting them. One thing that definitely did serve its purpose, however, were the 12 wind turbines that the house had set up in the atrium of the Grand Palais, the latest in a long line of grandiose installations that have run the gamut from clusters of to a the size of a small house (or, we suppose, a palatial NYC apartment). They spun throughout the show, and represented only a portion of the 20 that had been ordered to provide atmosphere for the spectacle.Taking in the show were Kanye West and Jennifer Lopez, the latter of whom lit up the front row with her adorable tot Emme Maribel in tow. They were joined by the usual coterie of chicer-than-chic filles and femmes: Lou Doillon, Inès de la Fressange, Ellen von Unwerth, and Julia Restion-Roitfeld, along with Chanel ambassadors Poppy Delevigne, Leigh Lezark, and Caroline Sieber.The turbines and panels pointed to themes of lightness and energy, a refreshing change after what has been a very dark spring, at least as far as Parisian designers are concerned. Models breezed into the cavernous hall, first in roomy skirt suits encrusted in gobstopper-sized pearls, followed by a parade of cropped jackets paired with slim bottoms corseted to the ribcage. Fabrics were waffled, tech-y, tweed (of course), and, in the final exits, embroidered with three-dimensional florals. The solar panel motif also proved surprisingly versatile, finding its way onto slope-shouldered skirt suits and glitzy cocktail dresses alike. We hope the irony won’t be lost on the wearer if they find themselves packing the pieces away for a jaunt on a gas-guzzling yacht.That’s not to say there weren’t some questionable moments, as well — that back-to-front denim minidress brings back unfortunate memories of middle school DIYs — but Karl just wouldn’t be Karl if he didn’t give us something at which to called the show “a symphony of fabulous clothes in a collection packed with ideas” and offered a pointed dig at ‘s press relations :“His ability to refresh without convulsive reinvention may make him fashion’s ultimate modernist. But he’s got some pretty old-school ideas about the workplace. When it comes to his collections, thematic secrecy? No. Preview? No problem. Sound bite? He’ll give you 30. Banishing longtime front-row types to the second row, or disinviting those who have written ill of him? Nope.”‘s Tim Blanks, meanwhile, questioned the “slightly schizophrenic quality” of the collection, but concluded that “in the end, the path of excess did lead to the palace of wisdom, or at least the clarity of dressy white pieces appliquéd with flowers that looked like candy wrappers. Sweetness prevailed.”And as for , who has had quite a few weeks herself, the critic the textural symphony of the collection, and the “huge, light-hazy stage, framed by the minimalist towers, the spectrum of colors — royal blue, pink, aqua, red, sage, lavender — blurred into random drops, much as your eye picks out the bright hues in crowded streets.”Check out the show below and judge for yourself: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Chloe Moretz Snags A LOVE Cover (Plus Details On The Rest!) by 11:04 am, July 28th, 2011 On Tuesday, we dubbed Elle Fanning the . Today, Chloe Moretz is giving her a run for her money. Turns out the 14-year-old snagged the third of LOVE magazine’s eight .Like Elle, Chloe is fairly bare-faced, bold-browed, and crying, though she’s lucky enough to be wearing a pair of sparkly horns on hers. A second cover was also posted yesterday, featuring model Nyasha Matonhodze wearing a dead bird on her head and streaming inky tears. While LOVE typically likes to keep their covers kinda under wraps, fashionable man about town last night that editor gave him the.Not only will all the covers feature tears, but Grand has thrown one more teen into the mix: Miu Miu muse . If we extrapolate from Blasberg’s first name only tweets, the remaining four covers are made up of , , , and.No word on whether there will be any more dead birds but we’ll definitely keep you posted. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Teen Queen Chloe Moretz Wears Lacy Dolce & Gabbana by 4:33 pm, October 16th, 2011 Chloe Moretz is just one of the many teen stars whose style we covet. But did she show she could hold her own against , , and the like at last night’s Spike TV Scream Awards?Well, that’s for you to decide! The 14-year-old donned a black and white Dolce & Gabbana skirt paired with a black lace top. Though the original runway look showed just a bra under the see-through shirt, Chloe opted for a more demure black tank. She accessorized with an embellished belt, black bowed heels, and nary a piece of jewelry. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Chloe Moretz Dons Dolce At The Premiere of Hugo by 3:03 pm, November 22nd, 2011 We don’t intend to make any apologies for how much we adore teen queen (yes, queen) Chloe Moretz and her inimitable red-carpet style — and luckily, she keeps giving us look after look to fawn over. Last night at the New York premiere of Martin Scorcese‘s new movie Hugo, Moretz wore a tulle Dolce and Gabbana dress with a full skirt the exact same color as her skin.And before you say anything about this being a naked dress, let us confirm that it is not. The dress’s bodice looks like it’s being attacked by a flurry of little bows, and the gown is so full that Moretz looks more like she’s playing dress up than going to a big Hollywood event. But she’s probably doing a healthy portion of both — and of that, we approve.Take a look and let us know what you think. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Chloe Moretz Covers Interview, Talks Style And Ryan Gosling by 2:02 pm, November 4th, 2011 So we have this kind of fangirl obsession with (see also: ,), which is why we were amped to see her on the cover of Interview looking fabulously and appropriately grown up, but it turns out that our girlcrush isn’t unwarranted — we’ve got at least one thing in common, which is to say: an irrationally for Ryan Gosling.Moretz chatted with former child star turned entertainment mogul Drew Barrymore for the Interview, and Gosling came up no fewer than four times. A few examples:BARRYMORE: Okay. If you could go on a date with anyone, who would it be and where would you go?MORETZ: Oh, no . . . This is hard! In my age range there’s not many people to date, so . . .BARRYMORE: A lot of women would say the same thing!MORETZ: [laughs] My date would have to be with . . . Maybe Ryan Gosling.Later…BARRYMORE: Would you want to fly helicopters with Ryan Gosling?MORETZ: Obviously. Who wouldn’t want to do that?And even later…BARRYMORE: On the other side of the coin, what male figure would make you fall down onto your knees in respect and awe?MORETZ: Ryan Gosling.Moretz, gurl, we have four words for you: welcome to the club.And for those of you looking for a style angle, well, here’s her dream closet:BARRYMORE: Okay, magic wand time. Fantasy clothes by any designer made especially for you right now. Go.MORETZ: Oh, no! It’s like a ball gown or something amazingly huge and beautiful. It would probably have to be either, like, Valentino or Oscar de la Renta. And then if it was something beautiful that Audrey Hepburn might wear—you know, just perfect and cute and special—it would probably be either Givenchy or Chanel. And if it was crazy—like, amazingly psychotic—it would have to be Vivienne Westwood.Read the whole interview . Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Cool Girl Chloe Moretz Wears Cool Brand Kenzo by 6:26 pm, October 24th, 2011 Whoa. Chloe Moretz and/or her stylist has sick taste. The 14-year-old solidified her rank among Hollywood’s cool girls by donning head-to-toe Kenzo at Variety‘s Power of Youth event.We love the mixed pattern situation — green jacquard sweater with a black, white, and orange raffia skirt — as well as the strappy pink heels. So cute!  And age-appropriate! And just COOL. It look’s like Humberto Leon and Carol Lim could have a . Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Chloe Moretz Talks To David Letterman About Driving & Johnny Depp by 11:00 am, May 4th, 2012 Chloe Moretz dropped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night to discuss, among other things, driving and Johnny Depp.What did we learn? The 15-year-old is set to get her driver’s permit this summer, and Dave (and her mom) really want her to drive stick. Also, her first words upon meeting Depp were: ”I really like your necklaces.” HA. And just so you know, Moretz wore a super cool, leather-trimmed, print Christopher Kane dress for the appearance.Here, watch: Chloe Moretz Confesses Her ‘Call Of Duty’ Addiction by 2:01 pm, April 10th, 2012 Chloe Moretz fronts the May issue of and we totally dig the teen’s bubbly look.Unlike the dark and edgy styling we saw for , the 15-year-old starlet looks age-appropriate in a printed Monrow tank, Cult Candy shorts, and a Nanette Lepore belt. We could have gone without the cheesy windswept hair, but she looks super adorable nonetheless. Inside the issue, Moretz dons more patterned shorts and dresses that make us wish for spring.We’ve already our girl crush on Chloe, but we’re not the only ones. Moretz herself gushed to Seventeen about Hick co-star Blake Lively ().“Blake wears the most amazing clothes every day of her life. I went into her closet one night when she was trying things on for an event, and she was getting dressed, and I was helping her choose what dress to wear. She had brought probably a hundred pairs of Louboutins, and she was like ‘Try these on, try those on.’ We basically had a shoe party!”Yes, Lively has some . But Moretz told the mag that she’d pick video games over shoes any day:“I just got my phone back yesterday. My mom had it for two days. I was supposed to read a book and I really wanted to play Call Of Duty. It’s not like I want to go read the hot story in Cosmo and get locked up! No, I get caught for playing video games. I probably play more than any guy does.”Chloe, we have some for you.Check out the spread in the gallery below: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [] WATCH: Chloe Moretz On Blake Lively, And Why She Can’t Wear Couture by 12:38 pm, November 17th, 2011 Gah. We’re starting to have a really, really serious teen girl crush on Chloe Moretz. The , , awesome actress covers this month’s Teen Vogue, and while the are great and the is interesting, it’s the behind-the-scenes video that sealed the deal.She talks about working with Martin Scorsese (“He’s super Italian”), her favorite brands (“My mom doesn’t really let me buy a lot of high fashion stuff, ’cause she’s like, ‘You get to do it in photo shoots and stuff, so you don’t get to do it in real life!’”), and Blake Lively (“She’s like the sister I never had.”). Just watch it. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [.] WATCH: Chloë Sevigny’s Voyeuristic Video For Opening Ceremony by 6:08 pm, August 21st, 2012 Chloë Sevigny is giving us , and this time, she’s showing off her namesake collection with Opening Ceremony.In the vid, Sevigny throws on her favorite items to the haunting tune of “Fly the Sky” by Colony Farm. The video is creepily cool. It has a ’90s vibe to it, thanks to the old school television static and over-saturated colors, but also a bit of of voyeurism, courtesy of some gratuitous boob and thigh shots. Either way, we watched it several times. So should you: PHOTO: Chloe Sevigny Covers ELLE Korea by 2:32 pm, December 28th, 2010 As fun as it is to playfully at Chloe Sevigny (and as much attention as the ELLE brands have attracted for allegedly the color of their cover stars), we can’t deny that the January 2011 cover of ELLE Korea is pretty great. It’s clean simplicity (and that awesome net-overlay trench coat Sevigny is wearing) make for an awesome start to a brand new year. And at any rate, it’s an improvement over the the actress did for ELLE UK in 2008. But that’s just what we think. And we can’t help but ask …[ via ] PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed At The Big Love Premiere? by 9:40 am, January 13th, 2011 The stars of HBO’s polygamist drama Big Love stepped out Wednesday night to celebrate the premiere of the show’s fifth season. And as any good fashionista knows, where Chloe Sevigny goes, a fashion moment will follow. But Ginnifer Goodwin gave Sevigny a run for her money on the red carpet and now it’s up to you to decide: who was last night’s best dressed? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Love It Or Leave It: Chloë Sevigny Lays It On Thick by 1:10 pm, October 10th, 2010 We always appreciate Chloë Sevigny‘s singular sense of style, and we’re digging the chic fall look she showed up in at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Respect Awards in LA.Sevigny wore a black dress with a gold belt under a structural black and gray coat with stylized lapels. She carried a drawstring purse with gold detailing, and adorned her feet with heavy black ankle-strap heels. Her hair was pulled back, and red lips added a boost of color to the ensemble. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Chlöe Sevigny’s Surprisingly Timeless Style by 1:45 pm, October 14th, 2010 We’ve been obsessed with Chlöe Sevigny ever since we saw her in the wearing a patchwork hat of her own design. And while she’s not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, she certainly knows how to make a statement on the red carpet. But as we looked through the archives to pull our favorites of Sevigny’s looks, we noticed something very interesting. For as “hip” as her look may be, it’s also incredibly timeless. Take a look back at the last ten years of Sevigny’s style and tell us if she couldn’t wear any and all of it today. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. WATCH: Chloe Sevigny’s New Year’s Resolutions by 11:45 am, December 27th, 2010 While everyone else in the world is busy dusting off and airing out their LBDs for New Years Eve fetes, Chloe Segivny has already written her resolutions.Well, OK — it’s not actually the beloved actress and , just some guy who bears a creepily good resemblance to her when he puts on a wig and a little makeup. Still, we don’t know any other actress who could inspire a drag queen to try to inspire all of YouTube to think outside the boot and really understand the color orange — and those are things everyone should do in 2011.WATCH: [YouTube] Chloë Sevigny And Derek Blasberg Do The Charleston In Silent Film by 5:10 pm, June 28th, 2012 This silent film, directed by Dasha Zhukova as part of SHOWStudio‘s series, features , who runs into the Peter Brant II (as a waiter) at a fashion event. She then sees a gorgeous Prada dress that mentally transports her to the ’20s, where she dances the Charleston with Derek Blasberg. In short, it contains everything that is good and fashion-y. Feast your eyes on this precious 3 and half minutes of film below![] PHOTOS: Chloe Sevigny Channels Transgender Assassin For Interview by 3:59 pm, January 19th, 2012 The only thing we love more than is Chloe Sevigny modeling, when she gets to combine being an actor and a lover of fashion for the sole purpose of our visual gratification. And that’s exactly what she’s doing in February issue of Interview magazine.Segivny, who plays a transgender assassin in the upcoming film Hit and Miss (does the headline make sense now?) posed for photographer wearing everything from Nina Ricci to Yves Saint Laurent. The pictures exude a masculine energy, and so does some of the styling — but the clothes, while a little tough, are about as feminine as it gets. Hooray, duality!Check out the photos below. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [] Chloe Wears Suspenders, Holds Down Friend’s Skirt by 12:30 pm, June 4th, 2010 Our hats go off to the for deeming this story newsworthy, but it seems Chole Sevigny is as altruistic as she is stylish. Yesterday, the paper reports, the suspender clad starlet rescued a hapless friend after her flimsy white dress got caught up in a rogue gust of wind. If only she’d been there to come to Marilyn Monroe’s aide. For our part, we can’t decide if we’re more obsessed with Chloe’s selfless act of ass grabbing or her daytime get-up. The high waisted mom jeans plus suspenders plus clogs plus a rolled-up Cramps tee! Where to even begin? If we were Chloe Sevigny we would totally wear this outfit, though personally we fear any  attempt to combine suspenders and clogs would quickly veer into Pee-Wee Herman meets school nurse territory. Ah, if only it were Freaky Friday. Chloe Sevigny Is So Over The Fashion Industry by 5:25 pm, July 3rd, 2011 Let’s be clear: we love (and her ), but we’re not sure how we feel about the she gave of The New York Times’ Style section, in which Sevigny claimed (repeatedly) to be “bored”, “not into”, and “not excited by” the fashion industry. While anyone who has spent as many years as Sevigny in front of fashion’s fawning lens has a right to be a bit jaded about it all, it almost feels like Ms. Sevigny doth protest too much.On contemporary fashion:“I’m just not as excited by it,” Ms. Sevigny said… “I don’t know if it is a reflection of what they are producing, or just my feelings toward it. I bought a pair of Birkenstocks today — let’s be real. I wanted a chunky sandal that was functional. That should tell you where I am at as far as fashion.”On shows:“I hate going to fashion shows,” she said, [laughing]. “I find them boring.”On the club scene:“As of late, I am more of a homebody,” she said. “I like having people over. You can smoke in the apartment. I’m just not into going out so much. The crowd is getting younger and younger.”On her own design aspirations:It’s funny, she said, that she was approached recently with a proposal to make a mass-oriented fashion brand, on the scale of other celebrity collections, but she declined. “I think I would feel gross for it to be like that,” she said. “I just want the clothing to be an extension of me, of who I am and my career.”While she certainly makes no shortage of good points, the whole thing smacks a little of “been there, done that” condescension. Then again, would we love Sevigny as much if she wasn’t so delightfully honest (and contrarian)? Probably not. [NYT] Chloë Sevigny Can Get A Magazine Cover, But Not A Valentino Dress by 4:44 pm, July 11th, 2012 has been a fashion It Girl for , but she still can’t get something so simple as a Valentino dress for a routine red carpet appearance. Is there no justice in the world?You would think the entire fashion universe would be scrambling to dress her, but Chloë reveals in the interview accompanying her -lensed that she only received 2 of the 20 dresses she wanted to wear for the UK premier of Hit And Miss:“‘Aren’t I one of the top searches on Style.com, for crying out loud?’ she says with mock disgust. ‘How hard is it to get a f—ing dress from Valentino?’”Seriously, if Chloë only has a 10 percent success rate, there sure isn’t any hope for anyone else.She also admits that she’s quite so enamored with () YouTube.“At first I thought, Oh, they’re funny. They’re not even really me, they’re these weird art pieces,” she says. “But I’ve turned a little. I’m slightly offended because he’s calling me pretentious, and I’m not.”Aw.[ via ] WATCH: Chloe Sevigny Impersonates Her Impersonator by 9:34 am, February 22nd, 2011 Besides having some seriously , Chloe Sevigny is one of Hollywood’s most fascinating celebs — that notwithstanding. She’s so fascinating, in fact, that she’s inspired a hilariously spot on (the surest sign of fame), whose videos she watches for the first time in this delightfully intimate interview from. Other things we learn in the clip: she’s playing 19th century Lizzie Borden in an HBO miniseries, she doesn’t quite understand the press obsession with her (though she admits most other celebrities play it safe), and she’s got a very healthy sense of humor.[via .] PHOTOS: Chloé Fêtes 60th Anniversary At The Palais De Tokyo In Paris by 10:39 am, September 29th, 2012 French house Chloé threw a massive bash last night at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris to kick of an exhibit called “Chloé: Attitudes” that showcases the label’s work over the last 60 years. Naturally, there were models everywhere, showed up, and everyone looked just smashing.Chloé founder Gaby Aghion told of the house, “I created the house just after couture, and all I ever wanted was for it to have a happy spirit, to make people happy.” And we think it’s safe to say that that goal was achieved at last night’s party. Gold and silver ballons filled the room, songstress Cécile Cassel performed, and everyone danced the night away. And of course, Lagerfeld, who was at the helm of the house from 1966 to 1983 and again from 1992 to 1997, had things to say about the exhibit:“I’m not really into archives, so it will be fun to see. I don’t keep documents. In any case, Gaby Aghion told me the years she worked with me were the best years.”He’s always so humble. Check out some photos from the event below! Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [] PHOTOS: Chloe Moretz Steals The CinemaCon Red Carpet by 12:59 pm, April 27th, 2012 !Last night the CinemaCon Awards were held in Las Vegas, and lots of celebs attended. Most of them (Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron) wore pretty basic black, though Theron‘s Dion Lee number had some questionable cutouts and armband sleeves. We happen to think cool kid Chloe Moretz stole the show in Kenzo‘s metallic blue dress with a purple print and pockets. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Rooney Mara Stole The Show At The Costume Designers Guild Awards by 10:45 am, February 22nd, 2012 Maybe we’re biased, but it almost feels unfair to pit red carpet attendees against each other when Rooney Mara is on the scene. As Trish Summerville quipped in her acceptance speech at last night’s Costume Designers Guild Awards, Mara “[let] me torture her and cut her hair and bleach her eyebrows and dress her up and try and make her ugly — which didn’t work.” Especially if last night is anything to go by. Mara was joined by fellow style stars Chloe Moretz, Ellie Kemper (whose gown appeared to on an iPhone), Kate Beckinsale, , and Madeleine Stowe. Our vote is with Mara, for her exceptional makeup, slicked back hair, and clean lines. The plunging neck of her aubergine J.Mendel dress did well unadorned — but Moretz’ pink streaks come a close second. Oh, to be fifteen again. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. WATCH: The Genius Behind Courtney Love’s Crazy Personal Wardrobe by 2:48 pm, December 22nd, 2011 Let’s give some credit where credit is due. Courtney Love is sort of a major fashion person — and, well, this is not a recent development. The singer has apparently been collecting clothing longer than she’s been — longer, in fact, than some of us have been alive.Our friends at Stylelist enlisted the help of model manager extraordinaire to usher of Love’s closet, which has pieces in it that date all the way back to the 1920s. Love says she’s been collecting clothing since the early 1980s, when she worked in the costume department at Paramount. Since then she’s amassed a huge wardrobe that touches every fashion house from Chloe to Marc Jacobs — and a few places we’ve never even heard of.And that’s probably the coolest thing about Love’s collection: it comes from everywhere (on occasion, it’s stuff that she cut up and sewed back together herself) and makes no judgements or distinctions between things that are basically thrifted (read: stolen) and things that are couture. Take a look at her collection below.[] PHOTOS: Last Night’s Dark Shadows Red Carpet Was Appropriately Dark by 10:13 am, May 10th, 2012 Did the ladies at last night’s London Dark Shadows premiere call each other to discuss what they would wear to the red purple carpet? Chloe Moretz and Michelle Pfeiffer looked like twins in bordeaux-colored frocks, while Helena Bonham Carter, television presenter Edith Bowman, and singers Paloma Faith and Kimberly Wyatt went for black ensembles. Australian actress Bella Heathcote and Eva Green kept with the dark theme in navy dresses.Check out the gallery below, and tell us who you think was best dressed: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Blasberg’s Book Party Brings Fashion’s Classiest To Barneys by 10:10 am, April 7th, 2010 Last night, Barney’s New York celebrated the launch of fashion writer Derek Blasberg’s new humorous handbook, The book promises to teach readers how to “climb the social ladder with grace, how to feel confident in every situation, [and] how to make a lasting impression (but not the kind that lands you on the latest “Worst Dressed List.”)Who better to offer this advice than Mr. Blasberg, who has written features for Vogue, V, Harper’s Bazaar, and Interview Magazine, among others?Fashion’s elite showed up to congratulate their friend and fellow colleague. Attendees included Simon Doonan, Zac Posen, Dennis Basso, Jessica Stam, and Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey — to name a few. We can’t wait to grab our copy and let you know how it is. Stay tuned for a Styleite review…Chloë SevignyJessica StamLeigh LezarkNEXT: Rachel Roy, Tory Burch, Zac Posen, and Charlotte Ronson… Pages: 1 Judith Leiber Does Ms. Havisham Proud With Blingy Birdcage by 5:47 pm, April 7th, 2010 Can’t stomach spending ? Well, how about dropping it on, say, a ? We kid you not. Leave it to Judith Lieber – auteur of all things overly ornate, crystal encrusted and Tic-Tac sized — to completely bling out a birdcage and try to pass it off as a legitimate, not to mention expensive, accessory. Of course, the good folks over at Net-a-Porter tried to play down the fact that this might just be the best batty old-lady accessory we’ve ever set eyes on by pairing it with a demure Chloe dress and Choos. But come on, who else besides the ever bat-tastic Ms. Havisham would consider this pricey bauble? So save the Chloe— we think this crazy old lady “It Bag” just begs for some painted on red-lipstick, a heady dose of perfume, and the requisite chicka boom, chicka boom boom. Here’s how we’d style it:Nars Lipstick in Red-Orange Matte: All the better if it’s smeared on like only a kindergardener or geriatric could do. Extra points if it makes it onto the front teeth.Half a bottle of Diorissimo Perfume by Christian Dior Woman: Nothing says washed up grande dame quite like the overly floral notes of this classic perfume. Think scent of old lady mixed with just the right amount of mothballs.We would have preferred a gnarled black veil, but we think this hot-pink bow headpiece works as a passable substitute for an aspirant Havisham. Really brings out the bird in the birdcage, no? We think it would look sublime worn over a white, matted mane.Full disclosure, the traditionalist in us sort of loves Lanvin’s . In fact it almost makes us want to get stood up in the alter just so we could spent the rest of our adult life chain smoking cigarettes, drinking bourbon, and wearing this stunning frock. Naturally, we’d pair it with piles and piles of tarnished gold jewelry and a full length fur.Finally, to anchor the look…. Dolce & Gabbana’s New Underwear Ads Star A Brood Of Babies by 1:52 pm, July 7th, 2012 Who knew you could sell underwear without having , ladies writhe around in bed? Or, you know, a David Beckham?Apparently Dolce & Gabbana did, since their newest underwear ads feature Italian model looking all Sunday-morning-gorgeous with her faux brood of kids and hunky baby daddy. And while Balti does in fact have a daughter of her own, five-year-old Matilde is not one of the tots featured in the campaign. Instead, the brand seems to have cast Chloë Moretz‘s tiny brunette doppelgänger. Do you see the resemblance as much as we do?And now, the question we know you all are asking yourselves: are those Dolce diapers the littlest ones are wearing? We knew the house was getting into the game, but that is some serious commitment to keeping your kids looking luxe. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [ via ] PHOTOS: Elizabeth Olsen Almost ‘Retired’ From Acting by 3:58 pm, September 18th, 2012 Elizabeth Olsen is . That doesn’t mean we like the twins any less, but have you seen Elizabeth in Martha Marcy May Marlene? Exactly.The 23-year-old star The Guardian‘s September issue, and in the , Olsen works rich autumnal hues and designer labels like , Holly Fulton, and Chloe. A glossy brown mane and matte burgundy lips complete her look.The actress talks about being an Olsen, her love for auditioning for roles, and living in New York versus Los Angeles. Olsen also reveals that she actually “retired” from acting when she was 10-years-old, and didn’t want to start her professional career until she was 18:“My parents made me write down a pros and cons list. And the cons just piled up. So I figured I’d keep acting as a hobby until I was older. Because I felt that pressure, and that people would say, ‘Oh, that’s nepotism.’ I decided that as long as I felt confident and worked hard for it, instead of having it handed to me, no one could take that away from me. I don’t have any insecurity about it. I never got any job because of my sisters. I could have pulled a few strings through them, but I never needed to.”We’re certainly glad Lizzie’s back in the game — whew! Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [] Emma Roberts, America’s Next Top Designer? by 1:15 pm, April 9th, 2010 It’s rare that a child star makes an entree into the adult world unscathed. Drugs, boys, leaked naked pictures, typically seem to interfere with some of Hollywood’s most promising starlets. Obviously Lindsay Lohan is the first example come to mind, but don’t forget that Drew Barrymore went to rehab at 14 and Macaulay Culkin divorced his parents, paving the way for child stars everywhere to let loose and continue on the path of Young Hollywood madness.There are a few moments of glimmering lights, and one of the brightest is 19 year old actress Emma Roberts, whose career seems to have exploded after playing Addie in Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous. Aside from her acting abilities, which have landed her roles in 5 to be released major films in the coming year, Roberts has been an increasing presence on the fashion circuit, showing up well-turned out to enough red carpet events to land herself a well-deserved place on best-dressed lists.She looks aboslutely glowing in today’s WWD Beauty Biz magazine, appearing in three shots wearing the likes of Alberta Ferretti, Preen, Cynthia Steffe, and No. 6.Roberts, who sat down with to discuss her evolving personal style, can spit names of fashion’s greatest as though they’re already on the tip of her tongue. Some of her favorites include Alexander Wang, See by Chloé, Miu Miu and Christian Dior. “I would like to be recognized for my style, because I love clothes,” she told WWD, “Audrey Hepburn is amazing because she was so beautiful, but at the same time, she wasn’t a big-boobed bombshell.”And recognized for her style she has. Roberts was named “Girl Of The Month,” by and is currently a brand ambassador for Neutrogena skin care products. Roberts’ next mission, in addition to continuing her budding acting career, may be a design deal. “I want to do something in fashion that wouldn’t be cheesy,” she told WWD. “I wouldn’t do, like, Emma Roberts for Target. I’d want do to something more like the Olsen twins did, Elizabeth and James and The Row, something that is really cool, wearable and still unique.”We think Roberts would be a great addition to the celebrity designer clan, and with her promise to not do something “cheesy,” we’re in full support. Let’s just hope she keeps it. 5 New Year’s Resolutions Your Closet Will Appreciate by 5:15 pm, January 1st, 2011 We’ve been thinking a lot about New Year’s resolutions today — which ones are worth making, which ones aren’t, and which ones are actually going to help us live better, more stylish lives in the year to come. And among the many we’ve tossed around in our collective head (including drag Chloe Sevigny‘s to “always think outside the boot”), we decided that it might serve us well to turn the focus away from ourselves (just for a moment) and onto our frequently overburdened closets. Read on to find out what we mean.Wear more of what you’ve already got, or donate what you don’t wear to charity. Think about your closet in its entirety. Now think about how much of that entirety you actually wear in your everyday life. If there’s good stuff that’s just collecting dust — or worse, taking up space that could be occupied by garments you’d actually wear — then take it out and give it to someone who could use it.Buy for your taste, not trend appeal. If a trendy, of-the-moment jacket isn’t sewn to last, buying it might turn out to be a waste of money. It’d be even worse if you bought something super trendy from a high-end label (ie that ) and you don’t wear it that often.Become better friends with your dry cleaner. You might not have to send your shirts out to be pressed every week, but that doesn’t mean whoever professionally cleans what needs professional cleaning can’t be a regular part of your clothes’ maintenance. With all that stain-fighting, garment-improving knowledge, your dry cleaner should certainly be able to impart a little wisdom that’ll guide your efforts in the laundry room.Remember what you’ve already got. Building a wardrobe can be a lifelong enterprise, and like any magnum opus, your closet should be chock full of references to who you are. Buying an outlandish sweater just because you look good in it is fine, but if it doesn’t play nice with the shirts and skirts you’ve got back at the house, it’ll stand out. In a bad way.Don’t take your clothes too seriously. Seriously. What’s the point of getting dressed in the morning if you’re not having fun? Florence Welch Doesn’t Really Look Like Herself On This Vogue UK Cover by 6:13 pm, December 5th, 2011 Florence Welch has snagged yet another Vogue cover in which she does not look like herself.First shot the songstress (looking like a lady Kaiser) for , and now she’s fronting the of Vogue UK. While we’re into her pleated Chloe dress and the fact that her tattoos are on display, she looks kind of dead in the eyes and confused in the face. Do you agree?[via ] Golden Globes 2010: Fashion Hits and Misses by 11:08 pm, January 17th, 2010 This year’s first red carpet has finally been walked. For the most part, no drastic fashion statements were made. Purple was the color of the evening (Nine’s Fergie, 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski, Damages’ Rose Byrne, Alfre Woodard, The Blind Side’s Sandra Bullock, Leona Lewis) and the Haiti support pins were without a doubt the accessory of the evening.The Hits Olivia Wilde looked absolutely flawless in a black sparkling Gucci gown. From the incredible draping to the plunging neckline, Wilde did Frida Giannini’s brand justice while accessorizing thoughtfully with a a jaw dropping ring and cuff.January Jones may have had the best dress of the evening had she not paired her stunning Lanvin black gown with that distracting satin headband. Why the strange accessory? Albert Elbaz’s masterpiece of a gown and her dramatic Paris Chanel red lip were enough on their own. Why the ribbon Jones?Diane Kruger (top photo) deserves a shout out for supporting Christian Lacroix, whose fashion house has had quite the tumultuous year. While the dress itself may not be one of the evening’s best, Kruger gets major points for sporting a designer in need of serious support. Color, questionable. Earrings, could have done without. White accent, gorgeous. Silhouette, unmistakably Lacroix.Other hits: Penelope Cruz, Anna Kendrick and Kate Hudson (both in Marchesa), Emily Blunt, Lea Michele, Jennifer Morrison. Pages: 1 PHOTOS: It Girls Gather To Celebrate Gossip Girl’s 100th Episode by 3:07 pm, November 20th, 2011 Gossip Girl sure knows how to attract the cool young things. At last night’s soiree celebrating the series’ 100th episode (woo !), Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and crew were joined by the awesome one-two punch of Chloe Moretz and . Whatever did they wear?!Lively arguably owned the red carpet in an intricate Marchesa dress, dripping in fringe and revealing a fair amount of her torso. Meester seemed a bit uncomfortable in strapless white Balmain, while Michelle Trachtenberg wore a ton of Erickson Beamon baubles and Kelly Rutherford looked as elegant as ever in a metallic silver number with gray feather detailing. As for the super cool guests not in the cast, 14-year-old Moretz opted for an age-appropriate head-to-toe Stella McCartney ensemble that included tights, and Kloss chose a graphic black and white frock.Who looked best? Check out the photos below, and decide for yourself! Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Is Gwyneth Paltrow Designing A Line For Topshop? by 1:58 pm, June 29th, 2011 Looks like Gwyneth Paltrow will be bringing her eye for fashion to a Topshop near you! The actress/singer/cook/blogger with , head of the British clothing store, in London last night.Gwyneth would be filling the shoes of former Topshop celebrity designer , whose 3-year, £3 million contract with the chain . It had been reported that Chloe Green, Sir Philip’s 19-year-old daughter, , but we’d happily take Gwyneth, who is older and a little more seasoned in the fashion world, over the boss’ daughter.Paltrow, who lives in London and the US, is not new to the design world. In 2009 she did a 70s-inspired line for ZOEtees, the same French fashion label that designer designed for.So between , rocking it on the red carpet, and now a possible collaboration in the works, Gwynnie is officially a major player in the fashion world. Since it seems there’s nothing the woman can’t do, we hope last night’s dinner really was about a Topshop design deal, but we’re trying not to get our hopes up since Rhianna‘s meal with Sir Philip last year .[] Hailee Steinfeld Is Crying Neon Tears On Her LOVE Cover by 4:37 pm, July 28th, 2011 First came , then came , and now we have 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld’s supernatural Love cover and, just like the others, she’s crying. She’s also wearing a crown, lace gloves, and the most gorgeous bracelets we’ve ever seen.It’s a pretty tough call, but this cover may just be our favorite. (So far, at least.) Also, can you believe this girl is only 14? Kids these days.See the rest of Love’s covers .[] Hannah MacGibbon Is Leaving Chloe After All by 9:36 am, May 9th, 2011 After weeks and weeks of speculation about whether would keep her job as creative director at Chloe, the brand has announced she’s leaving to “pursue other projects.” MacGibbon will be replaced by , who was previously the creative director of Pringle of Scotland.MacGibbon’s career trajectory with Chloe looked more like a roller coaster than anything else. She’d been with the brand for almost a decade, succeeding Paulo Melim Andersson as creative director in 2008. Right after the Paris Fashion Week turmoil with and , The New York Times that MacGibbon’s waning contract with Chloe wasn’t likely to be renewed. Then a few weeks later came a story from WWD claiming that yes, in fact, MacGibbon’s contract for at least another season. Chloe’s CEO Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye told the paper vaguely, “Hannah is still with us, that’s all I can say.”De la Bourdonnaye told WWD a lot more today, saying that the brand is thankful for MacGibbon’s work, but looking forward to what Waight Keller can do for the brand. She credited herself with turning Pringle from an overpriced knitwear company into an “international luxury brand.”And that’s something that every brand wants to be — a global business. MacGibbon’s work may have been beautiful, but if Chloe and its owner Compagnie Financière Richemont SA want a businesswoman at the helm of their creative operation, Waight Keller might be the right choice. And maybe, in the interest of making money and streamlining businesses (and keeping crazy, indulgent artists out of the boardroom) fashion companies want their creative officers to look and think more like their executives. [WWD] [WWD] [NYT] Harper Beckham Has A Brand New Damien Hirst Painting In Her Nursery by 12:55 pm, August 3rd, 2012 While most of our nurseries featured art along the lines of cutesy mobiles and dancing bear wallpaper, most of us are not one-year-old , whose bedroom wall now displays the kind of piece that would make most contemporary art galleries green with envy. Yes, the celebu-tot is the proud new owner of a Damien Hirst original, personally commissioned by daddy David Beckham.Not to worry, though, baby Becks isn’t going to be forever traumatized by a formaldehyde-immersed shark or diamond-encrusted skull. Rather, the painting adorning her wall is reportedly a nursery-friendly rendering of a lilac heart, appropriately named “Daddy’s Girl.” The soccer star is on the September cover of Esquire UK, and if you manage to tear your eyes away from the long enough to read the interview, you’ll see he tells the glossy how much he loves having a baby girl after three boys.“I’m still amazed we have a little girl. I change her nappy and I’m still amazed that it’s a girl. Amazing.”We wonder if older sibs Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz got any big ticket pieces back when they were toddlers? We have a hunch little Harper is the of the bunch.[] 4-Month-Old Harper Beckham Wears Fancy Chloe Tights by 6:24 pm, November 28th, 2011 Harper Beckham is one fancy 4-month-old! and David‘s was spotted hanging out with her mom in a sweet striped dress and ribbed Chloe tights.While we’ve in the past, that does seem a bit steep for . But whatever, :[via ] Proof Harper’s Bazaar Gives Its Advertisers Special Treatment by 4:01 pm, November 11th, 2010 While our initial response to viewing the following document was, “And this is news, how?”, it is news. Because as much as those of us in this industry know that the designers featured magazine editorials are dictated by how much advertising dollars they spend, it’s rare that you see cold, hard evidence of this fact. But that’s exactly what a Racked tipster lying on the desk next to the public computer in a Los Angeles hotel.The following document was found () in the lobby of a large Los Angeles hotel. And while Racked initially meant to publish the documents anonymously, they forgot to redact the magazine’s name on one page — and the cat is : the magazine is Harper’s Bazaar. The document, which according to Racked was vetted by Bazaar editor in chief, splits designers into two groups: advertisers and non-advertisers, and sorts the former “in priority order.” Translation: it’s sorted according to who has spent the most advertising dollars with the mag. The sheet (which you can ) opens with the details of the shoot: “Minimal” is the working name, it’s a 10-page spread, and below that are the names of the the photographer, fashion editor, and location. Then, below that, it lists the advertisers in the aforementioned “Priority Order.”1. 2. 3. Calvin Klein4. YSL5. Chloe6. Versace7. Akris8. 9. 10. CelineAnd so on, and so forth. Below that are the non-advertisers which are prioritized as: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Helmut Lang, , , and Proenza Schouler.While we like to think that editors, when they put together editorials, are genuinely showcasing the best, most fabulous, most must-have articles of clothing, this document proves that if they’re doing that, they’re choosing from amongst a group of pre-selected brands: those that, through advertising, pay the magazine’s bills.And while we’re certainly cringing for the employee who left these documents behind (they will, almost certainly, be fired), we’re cringing even more for the moment when Bailey and her cohorts at Bazaar get a call from the advertisers near the bottom of the list. Oh, to be a fly on that wall.And if you’re looking for more juicy tidbits, we highly recommend taking a look at , which includes a list of accommodation for the editors, assistants, and those even lower on the ladder. [Racked] PHOTOS: Lots Of Girls On The Girls Red Carpet by 2:04 pm, April 5th, 2012 Last night Claire Danes, Chloë Sevigny, and more celebrated the premiere of HBO‘s newest show Girls.(Some context: writer-director Lena Dunham stars alongside Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, and Allison Williams in the series about four young women living in New York. It . It looks amazing. Watch the trailer below, please.)While Danes and Sevigny wore patterned frocks that resembled the step-and-repeat on the red carpet, Mamet and Williams opted for simple solids. Rachel Roy was there, too! Check out all the red carpetness right here: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. And here’s the trailer: Hilfiger’s New Ad Campaign Embraces “Twisted” Heritage by 10:47 am, July 13th, 2010 Words we would used to describe Hilfiger, as a brand: All-American. Classic. Sporty. Preppy. Words we wouldn’t: Twisted. But that’s exactly what designer and founder claims is the ethos of the brand’s “25-year heritage” and the inspiration behind a new, interactive ad campaign.“This is the first campaign to truly capture the brand’s 25-year heritage of twisted, pretty American sportswear,” Hilfiger .“Meet The Hilfigers” falls somewhere between a Wes Anderson movie and “Arrested Development”, and featuring a cast of 16 semi-dysfunctional family members. The brainchild of advertising company Laird + Partners, the campaign kicks off with 10-page inserts in Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, depicting the family’s slightly off-kilter tailgating party.While Hilfiger might be somewhat delusional about his brand’s “twisted” history, the campaign is a cool idea — if hindered by a few missteps here and there. We’re not sure how interestingly dysfunctional the family is, so much as it suffers from a particular brand of rich quirkiness that can get tiresome if not handled lightly enough. Think NYC Prep versus Gossip Girl.And though the interactivity is well thought out — some of the characters will have their own Facebook and Twitter pages, others will be part of online features such as “Chloe’s Closet” and “Morgan’s [one of the basset hounds] Must-Haves” — we’re still stuck on the image of young, wealthy, white kid wearing a and captured mid-war cry mimic.Fashion loves to be provocative, but sometimes it’s just .What do you think?[.] Black, White, & Cool All Over At The Independent Spirit Awards by 11:22 am, February 26th, 2012 The Independent Spirit Awards are like the Oscars‘ cooler younger sister — and the stars definitely took that to heart on the red carpet.We’re not saying all the looks were knockouts, but there was definitely an overarching element of cool. Shailene Woodley wore Christopher Kane, Elizabeth Banks wore Timo Weiland, and Anna Kendrick wore McQ! Michelle Williams paired shorts with an Olympia Le Tan ! Kirsten Dunst mixed it up with a Dolce & Gabbana dress and a Chloé jacket! Kate Beckinsale sported a jumpsuit! Elizabeth Olsen was…there! See, lots of cool!Who looked best? Click through the slideshow below, and tell us in the comments. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Isabella Blow Author Talks Biopic And The Demise of Galliano by Christina Ohly 3:29 pm, March 4th, 2011 London-based writer, Lauren Goldstein Crowe, author of Isabella Blow: A Life In Fashion spent some time chatting with Styleite about everything from the upcoming biopic based on her book, to her favorite local haunts to the ugly dismissal of. (Because who isn’t chatting about it??)Why are people continually fascinated by Blow and her story? She was a one-in-a-million person. Even in her darkest moments she could make people laugh and make them feel better about themselves. Her shaky relationship with reality was a constant source of amusement — in completely harmless ways. One of my favorite stories was when, as a Sloany teenager, she ran into a girlfriend outside of Asprey and said she’d just spent her last £500 on a luxury picnic basket with Wedgewood plates. Her friend, Sarah St. George, said, “Why would you do that?” and Isabella said, “It’s for me and my lover.” Sarah asked, “What lover?” and Isabella replied, “I haven’t met him yet.” She was a fantasist long before the fancy clothes came along. How did you come to know Ms. Blow? What compelled you to share her story?I’d only met Isabella a few times and doubt she knew who I was. The most memorable time was when I was pregnant with twins and absolutely huge. I sat next to her at a show early in the morning and she introduced herself, told me she was getting divorced, and asked if I knew of any men for her. Not your average front-row chat with a stranger! The book was the idea of Karyn Marcus, my editor at St. Martin’s Press. I thought it’d be an interesting move away from business books like my first, The Towering World of Jimmy Choo, and more towards personality-driven pieces. The Isabella Blow biopic is to be produced by Anders Palm, with you as consultant – when will production begin?I’m afraid I’m contractually not allowed to talk much about it, but I think it’s safe to say it’s very early days still. I’ll be consulting on the script and the story. Hopefully they’ll get someone better equipped to do the designs. The screenwriters, Max Newsom and Nicola Broughton, were recommended to the producer, Anders Palm, by a mutual friend.Who is slated star? There are lots of rumors about everyone from Lady Gaga to Chloe Sevigny to Brad Pitt as Phillip Treacy? Sorry, no hints!And what of Mr. Galliano? Rumor was he’d play himself…Well… Not anymore would be my guess. I don’t know if he ever was slated for a role or if that was a rumor, but I think he’d be well advised to lay low for a long, long time. Who would you like to see play Isabella Blow? Or the role of Alexander McQueen?To be honest, I haven’t thought much about it. They’re such vivid characters as people that it’s hard for me to imagine anyone portraying them. Pages: 1 J.Crew Continues Its Quest To Be America’s Chicest Export by 12:23 pm, March 31st, 2010 Fashion has a ridiculously short memory. Take J. Crew, for example. We’re pretty sure it wasn’t too long ago that the mass-market retailer was more or less indistinguishable from The Gap, what with its prep-friendly range of high-rise khakis, $40 cable knit sweaters, and the occasional peacoat. But thanks to the entree of C.E.O-cum-magician and creative director Jenna Lyons, there is a definite chic in the chain. Gone is the drab, dress code-approved garb, and in it’s place is some serious , not to mention higher price tags — $300 satchels, anyone?And now, with the transformation of Frankenstein proportions nearly complete, that the all American chain has opened itself up to the U.K. market via Net-A-Porter. Yes, that Net-A-Porter — the same one that sells Chloe, Marchessa and Valentino. Well, if we can have TopShop then we suppose the Brits have a right to enjoy all the red, white and blue glory that is J. Crew.Still, we can’t help but attempt to piece together at what point exactly J. Crew became a full-fledged, Net-A-Porter approved luxury brand? Our best guess is that it happened somewhere amidst the Michelle Obama’s sunshine cardigan on the Jay Leno Show, Erin Wasson fronting their catalogue, and the recession — which, as we know, drove even the most fashion faithful to the sale racks.So as much as we bemoan the uptick in prices (since it drives us to bankruptcy every season), you’ve got to admire their image overhaul. Because what’s more fashion-y than a makeover? And hey, if worked for J.Crew, maybe mass-market, mom-friendly  retailers likes might just be able to stage some mall madness of their own. (Because, god knows, they’re trying.) Why You Shouldn’t Buy Jason Wu For Target On eBay Right Now by 11:51 am, January 31st, 2012 goes on sale Sunday. This is exciting! We’ve seen the collection in pictures and in real life, and it’s one of the retailer’s most solid collaborations in a long time. But that doesn’t mean you should buy it on eBay right now.Last week we attended a for the collection. There were celebrities (Chloe Moretz flashed us a huge smile!) and loud French food (foie gras!) and loud music. This wasn’t just a mingle-and-eat event, however. A mini-shop was built and filled with all of the Wu for Target goodies. The shop was crowded the entire night, and we ultimately decided to skip out on any purchasing and nibble on Ladurée instead.As we enjoyed our macarons next to Blake Lively, we noticed that a lot of people bought several bags worth of merchandise. While some of the stuff will undoubtedly be worn by the purchasers or gifted to friends and family, a lot of it will end up on eBay. In fact, a lot of it already has.As of today, nearly two dozen Jason Wu for Target items are on eBay; five have exactly one bid, while the rest have zero. You shouldn’t buy any of them. Why? Because, at this point, it’s a scam! Sellers aren’t even trying to be sneaky about where they got the goods or just how much they’re ripping you off. Check out (written in Comic Sans, naturally):This collection will not be in stores until later in February; I received this from the private pre-launch party at Skylight Soho in NYC; it is in my house and ready to ship so this is your chance to wear it first! Winning bidder may purchase a limited edition Jason Wu for Target shopping bag for extra $8 ($12 for international buyers)- please contact me before paying and I will adjust the invoice.On top of the fact that the starting bid on the she’s selling is $79.99, she is also graciously willing to let you pay her $8 for a paper shopping bag. How kind!Here’s the deal: you don’t even know if you’re going to have a hard time snagging your favorite piece(s) since the collection doesn’t go live for another five days. Yes, , but this is a smaller-scale collaboration. We’d be shocked if the website crashed again, or if the less-trafficked stores didn’t have a healthy amount of for months.So, wait. Relax. Prep for Sunday. And do not patronize these eBay scammers. FLASH FASHION: Cool Classics At Organic By John Patrick by 11:16 am, September 10th, 2010 We love fashion, but we know not everybody has the time to scroll through every look in a runway show. Consider this your Cliff Notes to New York Fashion Week.What do you get when you cross the classic prep of American fashion and the Parisienne chic of French lines? Organic by John Patrick.At his presentation on the unofficial start of New York Fashion Week, , designer of the line, Organic, showcased beautiful pieces that could easily have been the outcome of a J.Crew and Chloé love affair. From pleated olive shorts to white lace trousers to grey tops mixed with – surprise – grey bottoms, Patrick hit all the high notes of the latest fashion trends seen on both the U.S. and French runways.Neutral tones, refined lines and girly details are the anchors of Patrick’s Spring 2011 collection. Beginning with a cream shorts-and-blazer combo, the collection moves from classic look to classic look, reminding fashion insiders of the bold statement subtle silhouettes and impeccable detail can make. Continuing with American nostalgia, conservative skirts and prairie dresses reminiscent of Sara Plain and Tall and Laura Ingalls are interspersed among the more modern trousers-and-button-down looks. The practicality and wearability that has recently become essential in fashion is an innate part of Organic’s SS2011 collection. Who wouldn’t want to sport a dandy floral shell and cuffed cotton shorts in the sweltering summer sun?While mixing the simple with the daring – ahem, a completely sheer nude blouse – Patrick shows that he has American classics down to a T… or would that be “tee”? The collection exudes the cool attitude that any East Coaster, Southern Belle, or California Beach Babe always has packed in her fashion arsenal. From can’t-live-without-‘em button-downs to comfy chic shorts – and even an over-the-top huge floppy hat perfect for those times when you just want to make a statement – Organic’s latest collection is one that fashion frontrunnersaround the country are sure to be flocking to come Spring. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Juicy Couture Gives Itself A Makeover For Fall Ad Campaign by 1:18 pm, July 7th, 2011 Juicy Couture is going for a new look this fall. The brand has ditched its usual pastel-colored, over-the-top and costume-y ads for a sleeker, more urban ad campaign.Juicy Couture President and Creative Director LeAnn Nealz the change in the ads, saying, “We really wanted to stand behind the couture in Juicy Couture with this campaign so we played more to our fun, glamorous unapologetic side.”, who’s posed for Chloe and Louis Vuitton, among others, modeled a school-girl inspired tartan blazer and skirt that makes us think of Cher Horowitz of Clueless. She also poses in a black fur coat and red pants against a black, white, and turquoise background. The ads are pretty generic (and as bizarre as the old Juicy ads were), but there’s something kind of classic and beautiful about their whimsical backgrounds and soft color schemes. The ad was shot by power duo and , who also shot . In addition to the couture ads, the couple did the fall campaign for the Juicy’s fragrance, Viva La Juicy. The perfume ads sound a little more characteristic of the brand. Model lies on a couch with the signature oversized perfume bottle. We haven’t seen the ad yet, but the description makes it seem more classic Juicy — past ads have featured models dressed in oversized bows and hats, styled like Marie Antoinette, and made to look like dolls. Also to look forward to from the brand: a revamped way to wear the terry cloth track suit that originally put Juicy on the map! Nealz said Juicy “wanted to showcase the true evolution of the brand’s most iconic item, the tracksuit, styled with modern ready-to-wear pieces.” We’re hoping she means more juicy ball gowns, like the one Erin Fetherson that left us shockingly craving velour for the first time since middle school. Check out the ad below. Our biggest qualm is Zimmermann’s leg on the right. It looks a little out of place, no? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [] PHOTOS: A First Look At Karl Lagerfeld’s Macy’s Collection by Melanie Chan and Verena von Pfetten 9:48 am, July 21st, 2011 ‘s collaboration with Macy’s is launching , and now we have our first sneek peek, courtesy of this month’s issue of Vogue and a few sketches revealed in today’s Women’s Wear Daily.In Vogue’s “Steal of the Month” feature, True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll wears a floral frock from the capsule collection. According to the accompanying interview, the dresses are based off of his creations at Chloé during the ’70s — fittingly so, due to that era’s sartorial influence this spring (high-waisted trousers and maxi dresses appeared everywhere from to Louis Vuitton). And in addition to two sketches, WWD also shared some more details on the price and run of the collection.The Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse collection will have 45 limited edition styles and an average price tag of $100, though items will range from $50 to $170, putting it within Macy’s “better” price zone. Lagerfeld’s exclusives for Macy’s will have a limited run, from six to eight weeks, depending on consumer reaction.While Macy’s chief merchandising officer acknowledges that “some of [the clothing] customers will get right away — some of it will be a reach,” we’re pretty sure this collection is going to do gangbusters — both in sales and for the Macy’s brand. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [via , ] Donna Karan Hires Teenage Karlie Kloss For Fall Campaign by 9:07 am, June 23rd, 2010 Just on the brink of her 18th birthday, shot ‘s fall 2010 ad campaign. But considering the consumer and how the brand is normally marketed, we can’t help but find it a little strange that Donna Karan would use a 17-year-old model to showcase her line. See by Chloé ads, — these seems to be more Karlie’s speed. Donna Karan’s collection typically skews older, so why hire a model that is so distanced from your target audience? Wouldn’t someone like or have made more sense? Someone with a more mature look?They say age is just a number, and particularly when it comes to fashion, we tend to agree. Despite her age, Karlie had no problem looking completely at home in the spring 2010 ad campaigns for both Hermes and Christian Dior. But if you ask us, those brands make a lot more sense for Kloss’ face than Donna Karan. All that said, we think Karlie looks stunning. These three ads highlight her incredibly contoured body, porcelain skin, and doll-like face. And we’re always excited to see a model that once was solely devoted to teen magazines and Marc by March Jacobs runway shows progress. But regardless of how beautiful she looks, we still are left scratching our heads and wondering, why Karlie? That white ruffle shirt and dramatic black fur caplet were made for a more seasoned woman.[] Kate Moss To Design A Line With Top Shop CEO’s Daughter by 10:05 am, October 5th, 2010 just can’t quit Topshop, can she? Just a month after the chain announced that Kate’s fall collection for Topshop will be her for them, there is talk that Kate may collaborate for the brand with Chloe Green. Just who is Chloe Green? The 19-year-old daughter of Topshop CEO Sir Philip Green.Chloe told :I saw Kate a few days ago and we talked about doing something together in the spring, collaborating on a collection. She’s really into vintage and I love clothes that are a little bit more modern, so I think it will be an interesting mix to work together.Though Chloe is currently studying all aspects of the fashion industry (marketing, merchandising and the like), she says what she really wants to do is design. She explains Kate taught her to design for herself because “that’s how she designs.” And though her dad would be supportive of whatever she decided to do, she says he is definitely pleased she wants to work for Topshop: “I think he would have been secretly a little bit gutted if I hadn’t [wanted to], but he’s really supportive of us.”We’re curious to see this collaboration come to fruition![via ] WATCH: Kate Moss’ Last Topshop Line Drops Nov. 2nd by 4:35 pm, October 24th, 2010 We were sad to announce that ‘s fall collection for Topshop would be her for the brand (though she may with Chloe Green, daughter of Topshop CEO Philip Green). The clothes will be in stores November 2nd, but we have a for you!The teaser video below is set to the lovely “Thieves” by She & Him, and gives us a glimpse of the collection which looks like pretty standard Kate Moss for Topshop fare — lots of floaty fabrics, prints and sequins. We like.[via ] Don’t Worry, Kate Moss For Topshop ‘Isn’t Going Anywhere’ by 1:43 pm, November 3rd, 2010 Yesterday ‘s for Topshop arrived in stores, and hearts got heavy with the thought of a Kateless Topshop. We were comforted, however, by owner ‘s that Kate would still be a part of the .Said Green: “I’m not going anywhere and neither is she. This collection still works, and our relationship hasn’t ended. But we now need to go away for a while, and think about how to do things differently. This collection takes a lot of hard work — she wants to do other things and so do I — but our relationship is as strong as ever.”Rumor has it Kate’s capsule collections will be a twice-annual affair, composed of a dozen pieces. Perhaps Kate will collaborate with Green’s daughter ? Whatever the outcome, we’re excited. A spokesperson for the company said future Kate Moss for Topshop goods will be “whatever takes her fancy,” maybe “some special pieces in cashmere, for example, or some amazing vintage treasures Kate has uncovered.”We’d be down for that. We also appreciate Topshop’s willingness to try something new — “not formulaic and tied to seasons, like a machine.” Well said.[via ] Top Shop Gives Kate Moss’ Clothing Line The Half-Hearted Axe by 9:52 am, August 30th, 2010 We at Styleite are always cautious of the shrinking celebrity. But one celebrity — and one we watch very closely — is shrinking in a slightly different way. According to WWD, ‘ line for TopShop will be a little smaller in upcoming seasons.TopShop owner and CEO Sir Philip Green announced that Moss’ last full range will hit stores this fall. Down the road, he says, her designs will only be part of “smaller capsule collections.”In a phone interview, Green told :“We’ve honed it down to a smaller base. She’s done brilliantly well, but to produce these collections takes time, real time. We thought it would be better to go forward with something smaller. That’s a better way forward.”These smaller collections will include some in-demand pieces from previous collections as well as new designs, averaging 12 to 15 pieces, two to three times a year. And while it seems as though the decision to cut her line could be a hostile one, Green insists it’s only a time issue, and an insider agrees that Moss’ contract with TopShop “reached its natural conclusion.” But, we can’t help but point out that if Moss’ collection was selling as well as it could, then producing full collections would still be worth it.And of course, like any fashion drama, there’s another layer to the story.Green’s daughter, Chloe Green, is joining the TopShop staff. Could the owner be making room for a new, up and coming designer? Do we smell a bit of nepotism in the air? Green denied the rumors to WWD, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled. PHOTO: Katy Perry’s Colorful, Normal-Looking Elle Cover by 12:28 pm, February 8th, 2011 must have felt a profound responsibility to right all the wrongs done to Katy Perry’s body on recent magazine covers (we’re talking to you, , and ), because the singer looks fantastic on the March cover of Elle magazine.Everything about the cover proclaims that color is back — there’s even a cover line that says so. Perry stands in the middle of a lot of bold, bright pink text wearing a kaleidoscope of green, turquoise and purple — topped off with her famous red lips.While Perry’s cover story isn’t available yet, there are a few quotes from it online. Below, find out what Perry had to say about her stardom, her body and her style, and take a look at her cover and a few shots from the magazine.On life before making it:“I had two cars repossessed, and I was writing bad checks, but I gave myself a timeline. I thought, Okay, if I don’t make it by 25, I’m just going to get married and pop out some babies and do some crafts.”On her body:“I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! I’m generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And I had enormous boobs that I didn’t know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder…and all I wanted was to look like . Little did I know…that these things would come in handy someday.”On her personal style:“Bettie Page meets Wonder Woman meets Doris Day meets Judy Jetson meets Natalie Wood meets Daphne Guinness meets Chloë Sevigny kind of look.” Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [Elle] Kiernan Shipka Inspired By Grace Kelly, Loves Bieber by 12:54 pm, February 16th, 2011 Kiernan Shipka leads quite a life. Independent of the fact she plays Sally Draper on Mad Men, the 11-year-old’s day-to-day existence is kind of awe-inspiring. She dresses like “an editorial assistant at Vogue,” and lives in a “pastel wedding cake of a mansion” with her parents and two German shepherds and plenty of strawberry-pomegranate cream cheese. It’s just all a bit much. Alas, it’s hard not to love the tween actress after reading her in this week’s New York Magazine.First of all, she totally gets (and loves) fashion:“I follow fashion trends. My closet’s full of Papo d’Anjo. They’re my main brand. I just absolutely love them because the quality is so amazing. Chloé has some amazing kids’ pieces, too, and I have a lot of D&G Junior. Grace Kelly is my fashion inspiration—a classic look, with beautiful pieces, and very pretty.”She also likes to golf and bake. But lest you think she’s too precocious, there’s this:Then she erupts in laughter. “I have the best idea: fashion Halloween!” she squeaks later, the words coming out in a torrent. “I’m always something like Catwoman, Cinderella, or Rapunzel, with really, really long hair, and we always decorate our house like crazy—we even have a fog machine. But this year, I want to have a fashion Halloween! We’ll have people dress up as Donna Karnage.” Giggle. “Michael Korpse.” Giggle. “Burbloody.”Adorable! And, of course, there’s Justin Bieber, the greatest of all tween equalizers:Then Justin Bieber comes up, and Kiernan goes wild. “I love him,” she squeals, her eyes lighting up with the same excitement she experienced when she came up with Burbloody. “I would love to meet him.” She bites her lip. “But I wouldn’t be allowed to date him. I can’t date until I’m 16.”Kiernan wins. She just does.[] Kim Kardashian’s Purses Are Pretty Flagrant Designer Knockoffs by 5:02 pm, November 4th, 2011 We’ll understand if you’re not at all interested in hearing about any more of Kim Kardashian‘s , but this totally tugs our “fashion law” heartstring. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that a lot of the bags in the Kardashian Kollection look way, way similar to some very well known designer bags, and now we in the blogosphere are questioning just how long it’ll take before some of those designer brands start suing.Kim and her sister Khloe made a few appearances in Australia to launch the handbag collection earlier this week, only to leave the landmass because of the stress of her divorce. We wonder how much more stressed she’ll be when the head counsels at Balenciaga, Chloe and Yves Saint Laurent deliver cease-and-desist letters asking Sears to stop selling her relatively low-priced bags, some of which are almost direct copies of designer purses that have been on the market for years. And if you’ll recall, Kardashian has already over the similarities between one of her bags and Monica Botkier‘s Trigger Clyde tote.Take a look at a few of the more flagrant abuses of trade dress below, and let us know if you want to set up a pool for when the first lawsuit will land. We’re guessing it’ll be Balenciaga sometime before Christmas. What say you? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [] Irresponsible Study Claims Counterfeiting Is A Good Thing by 4:42 pm, August 31st, 2010 An adviser to the British Home Office has co-written a study claiming that counterfeit designer goods aren’t really that bad for the fashion industry, The Daily Mail . In fact, the study claims, counterfeit goods have less of a financial impact on the rag trade than we previously thought, and that selling fake Louis Vuitton Speedy 25s on the side of the road is really a good thing:Professor David Wall, who co-authored the report and advises the [British] government on crime, said the real cost to the luxury goods industry could be one-fifth of previously calculated figures.‘It’s probably even less,’ he said yesterday. ‘There is also evidence that it actually helps the brands, by quickening the fashion cycle and raising brand awareness.’He added: ‘We should be focusing on the trade in counterfeit drugs, dodgy aircraft parts and other stuff that really causes public harm.But that misguided pronouncement takes for granted that counterfeiting is an honest business that operates within the bounds of other legitimate enterprises. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. The reason that counterfeiting is called counterfeiting is because it’s illegal, and for Wall or anyone else to say that it’s not as illegal as, say, the international trafficking of drugs, smacks highly of stupidity and snobbery.Just because someone sells a low-rent copy of a high-end bag does not mean he or she is a nice person who’s interested in getting fashion on the cheap. It means he or she is engaged in a criminal activity that largely relies on child labor and seedy customs officials who are on the take. Making fake bags is just as bad as making fake currency, and it does serious damage to a multibillion dollar global industry that shoulders its fair share of our world’s economy. Why counterfeiting in fashion should be taken any less seriously than counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry, we’ll never understand.In fact, when the good people at Harper’s Bazaar hosted a in May, they found that the business of counterfeiting supports terrorism, takes money away from hardworking people and can even be hazardous to your skin — a L’Oreal employee at the panel said we probably wouldn’t want to know what was in knockoff cosmetics.To wit, industry insiders told The Daily Mail that counterfeiting really is bad for business:A spokesman for Louis Vuitton said: ‘The sale of counterfeit goods is a serious offence whose revenue funds criminal organisations at the expense of consumers, companies and governments.’A spokesman for Burberry said: ‘Counterfeiting is taken extremely seriously. Where a case is proved, Burberry will always push for the maximum penalty.’The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) insisted that far from making consumers happy faking fashion goods was ‘not a victimless crime’.‘Businesses, individuals, and the public purse all suffer as a result of such activities,’ said a spokesman.And we’re inclined to agree with comments like that from people who actually know something about the fashion industry. Wall himself has an and has written a long list of books about crime and the Internet, but we were hard pressed to find evidence that he could tell Chanel from Chloe. So we’re gonna stick with the camp that says fake fashion really is a bad thing.[ via ] Kristen Wiig Explains Her Ghostly Golden Globes Look To Vogue by 6:07 pm, February 24th, 2012 Kristen Wiig’s look at this year’s Golden Globes was largely panned, but it turns out there was a method to her madness. Wiig about her styling inspiration in their March issue:The Saturday after she squeezes the Vogue shoot into her workweek, she will get home from the show at 2:00 a.m. to be picked up at 4:00 for a 6:00 a.m. flight to L.A., where she will immediately go into hair and makeup to appear at the Golden Globes, where she has been nominated as Best Actress in a Comedy for Bridesmaids. “I’m going to need a lot of under-eye work,” she deadpans. “Concealer.”…As for the Globes, she hasn’t decided what to wear yet. “I’m going for forties-sexy with a little bit of rock ’n’ roll and kind of a little ghostly,” she says cryptically. “I always say I want to look haunted.” (She ends up wearing a suitably spectral floaty and flesh-colored Bill Blass dress.)That said, Wiig also counts and among her style icons, so there’s hope to be had. Also, if she had two hours of sleep before the Golden Globes, we want the number of her makeup artist. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Image via VOGUE/Annie Leibovitz. Lady Gaga Is Creating A Soundtrack For Thierry Mugler by 12:56 pm, January 17th, 2011 has asked his friend and client to provide the music for his first men’s show at . Because that’s the sort of thing this man can just do.WWD that Gaga will add the title “musical director” to her resume when she debuts an exclusive remix of a song we haven’t even heard yet (from her new album Born This Way) in Paris on Wednesday. So the show’s audience will be the first to experience two hotly anticipated debuts — Gaga fans everywhere are cringing with anticipation for her album to drop in May, and the fashion world is curious to see just what Formichetti has been doing since he at the embattled label last September.Formichetti is perhaps most famous for helping Gaga create some of the strangest, most fashion forward outfits in recent memory (let’s all say it together now: ), but he also worked as a stylist to other celebrities, including Robert Pattinson and Chloe Sevigny. His editorial work (which he said he planned to continue even with his new responsibilities at Mugler) has been in magazines from Vogue Hommes Japan to Dazed and Confused.But it’s the work he did for Gaga that got Formichetti the job at Mugler, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see a little of her eccentricity in his ready-to-wear collections. He’s alread some for the men’s collection, called “Anatomy Of Change,” and eccentric doesn’t even begin to describe what we’ll see coming down his runway this week. [WWD (Subscription Required)] PHOTO: Lara Stone’s LOVE Cover Is Pretty In Pastel by 5:00 pm, July 29th, 2011 The covers just keep on coming. Lara Stone now joins , , , and model Nyasha Matonhodze with her very own tear-eyed LOVE cover.Stone’s tears are a little more subtle, but if you look carefully you can see the faint tracks streaming down her cheeks. Her braids, however, are inspiring and may just be our new go-to summer ‘do. The full issue comes out on Monday and we’ve still got three covers to go: , , and. Which is your favorite so far? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [via .] Lazaro Hernandez On The Time A ‘F*cking Hipster’ Stole His Dog by 4:05 pm, February 24th, 2011 Last week, I was for ‘ new fragrance Daisy Eau So Fresh because my 6-year-old French Bulldog (a recent rescue from rural Oklahoma) had taken an unsupervised ride in my building’s elevator and ended up wandering happily around the fourth floor, no doubt wondering what sort of parallel universe he’d been transported into because everything was the same and yet so very different. And if you’re wondering why on earth I’m telling you this, it’s because the exact same thing happened to Proenza Schouler’s and his five-pound canine, Jojo. Well, almost.Hernandez and his design partner are interviewed by their good friend and Chloe Sevigny in this month’s Interview magazine, and while is worth reading (especially the part where they explain how to pronounce the name of their line and reveal they regret naming it so in the first place), I couldn’t help but relate to Hernandez tale of lost dogs, artsy hipsters, and rogue elevators.The story begins at the Proenza Schouler studio:I was here alone, eight o’clock at night. I had my bags. I was going to Italy the next morning. I grabbed my dog and my bags and I’m waiting for the elevator but it doesn’t come. It’s taking forever so I’m like, “Fuck. What’s going on?” And I had to take a piss. So I run to the bathroom to pee, and I come back to the front, and the dog is gone. I have no idea where he is. I’m like, “He must have taken the elevator. He must be in the lobby.”I press the elevator again. It takes another 10 minutes for it to come. The elevator door opens. It’s packed, packed, packed with [art] people — Dan [Colen] and Nate [Lowman].…They’re like, “Hey, Lazaro.” I’m like, “Hey. It’s my building. I’m going home. I lost my dog.”Well, I get to the lobby and there are hundreds of people. There’s a line down to Broome Street. I asked some guy, “Have you seen a dog?” He’s like, “Oh, yeah. Someone left a dog in the elevator. I don’t know where he went. He’s somewhere in the building.” I have no idea it’s Harmony [Korine]‘s or Rita [Ackermann]‘s [art exhibit] opening. So I go to the Swiss Institute and it’s packed with hundreds of people. My dog weighs five pounds! I’m freaking out.[I'm like], someone stole him. One of these fucking hipsters stole my dog.…I’m at this party. I start bumping into Harmony and Terry [Richardson] and all these people. I’m thrown into this party environment and I’m just looking for my dog. I’m really scared. All of a sudden you [Chloe] call me. I thought you were at the party and you had seen me or something. I thought, Oh, Chloë must be here. I picked up, and you said, “Did you lose your dog?”Well, it turns out that Sevigny wasn’t at the party — instead, she was in Los Angeles, where she received a call from a friend Sid, who she knew from high school. Sid had apparently happened upon the dog, somehow figured out that it was Hernandez’ dog, and called Sevigny to get in touch with the designer. Hernandez found Sid and Jojo in a corner two minutes later, and all were reunited.The moral of the story: if you’re going to lose your dog in an elevator, it pays to be friends with Chloe Sevigny. Or something. [Interview] Leather Shorts: The Be All, End All Of Seasonal Dressing? by 1:25 pm, July 5th, 2010 Letting go of our cold weather classics can be difficult when the weather starts turning toward the warm persuasion. Part of us secretly hates parting ways with our faithful black tights and loyal leather jackets. We feel stripped of our pieces that have become more like security blankets rather than clothing. But, with some of the popular items of the season simply being renditions of our winter wardrobe staples, you have to wonder if this is trans-seasonal styling at its finest or recession dressing still rearing its big and (questionably) ugly head. Having recently encountered a piece that pushes the boundary even further, I now am putting my sky-high platform wearing foot down and having it out with this debate once and for all.Leather is a relatively common commodity in any fashionable closet these days. Leather jackets, skirts, and even a vest or two find homes in some of the chicest armoires. However, in trekking through the sweltering New York City heat this weekend, an awkward confrontation occurred with a relatively familiar item: the leather short. At a point in the summer where even denim bottoms seem too heavy to sport without risking the chance of extremely unattractive sweat marks, one has to wonder: Leather? Now?Leather shorts abounded at the Spring/Summer 2010 runways thanks to Chloe paving the way a few seasons prior. dominated with his pristine black leather shorts, supple and casually rolled, as to say ‘yes, I’m leather, and no, I don’t care.’ Lam enforced the possibilities of leather to a clientele that perhaps may have been a bit cautious to test this material previously reserved for bikers and rockers in the past. Even did a take on the popular item offering tie-dye printed lambskin shorts this season. With the likes of these designers, larger retailers were sure to follow, and it wasn’t terribly long until Zara released their version of these beloved bottoms. This is all great and grand, but still doesn’t answer the question; does leather have a time-stamp on it? Should we completely retire this faithful and reliable material for almost a whole year – or what feels like it — even if it is cut into a summertime piece? Shouldn’t we capitalize on the opportunity to wear simple dresses that we can’t possibly wear in the winter? As trans-seasonal dressing progresses and the economy begins to perk up a little, we now have the opportunity to purchase items that will not only last, but will look ravishing no matter what the environment may dictate. We can invest and collaborate with our seasonal closets. Thanks to this funky limbo economic climate, we’re able to play around with our own personal comfort zones in how we dress for the day. So, although you may be a bit heated in your leather bottoms, I say, rock it out, have fun, and enjoy your springtime/summertime/wintertime/fall looks sisters. PHOTOS: Leighton In Leather! by 10:27 am, January 24th, 2011 Leighton Meester might be our new favorite style star. While we love the fact that she’s not afraid to take risks on the red carpet, it seems like her choices over the last few months have become more and more spot on — though no less surprising. On Sunday, the new stepped out in a leather cutout dress from ‘ 2011 . Meester kept the look super minimalist with zero jewelry, subtle, if smokey makeup, and stick straight hair. We’re absolutely loving this look — and loving the way she’s embraced both the leather and minimalist trend without looking like she’s trying to hard. But what do you think?(For comparison purposes, check out Kate Bosworth’s by Chloe. The sheer tights / overwrought heels are throwing us off. Too much!) The Rest Of The LOVE Covers (Starring Kristen, Daphne, & Mariacarla!) by 2:19 pm, July 31st, 2011 We’ve been crushing hard on the newest set of LOVE covers, and we know what the remaining three will look like!The magazine chose eight different cover models for its latest issue, which drops tomorrow. We’ve already seen , , , Nyasha Matonhodze, and ‘s faces grace LOVE Issue 6 — now we bring you , , and .While these aren’t the actual covers, these are in fact the photos from the Mert & Marcus-shot editorial that were used for the models’ covers. Just as with the previous five, all of these show the women bare-faced (that’s right…no makeup!) and tear-streaked. Additionally, they are wearing various types of headgear! Also, from what we gather, the photo for Matonhodze’s cover was switched out with another from the shoot. We’ve included it along with the others below: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. And here are the previously unveiled covers: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [via ] PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed In Max Mara Last Night? by 11:03 am, June 12th, 2012 Max Mara hosted a party in honor of Chloë Moretz in Los Angeles last night. As such, the Italian fashion house dressed guests in both Max Mara and its contemporary label SportMax. Everyone looked pretty great, but who was best dressed?We thought Moretz’s teal striped dress was simple and sophisticated, while Gia Coppola was sweet in a pink frock. However, ‘s turquoise statement necklace looked better than her plain LBD, and Rainy Quaily and Jacqui Getty‘s ensembles looked like they stopped by the party after work. Nina Dobrev, who’s in something sexy and glam, should’ve ditching her boring white camisole for a lacy bra. You win some, you lose some.Check out the gallery below, and tell us who you think is best dressed: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. All images via Donato Sardella, Wireimage. Megan Fox Talks Unibrows, Lips, And Tanning With Allure by 5:38 pm, May 18th, 2010 Oh sexy Megan Fox. Do you appear on the June cover of Allure just to force us into jump-starting our summer diets? Or do you actually have some good beauty advice for us?Megan Fox gets hotter with each new cover and photo shoot she does. And it seems like the more famous she gets, the more high fashion photographers and stylists make her. Gone are the days where Megan wore tube tops and spent too much time at the tanning salon, and here to stay (we hope) is a more natural skin tone — she told Tranformers‘ director Michael Bay that tanning is “not going to happen again because of the damage and the possible skin cancer” — and better clothing.In Allure’s June issue, Fox admits to having a unibrow in elementary school:“I remember having that unibrow, which I always hated. I used to beg my mother to let me pluck my eyebrows.” She denies rumors of surgically enhanced lips (though we’ll admit, we’re not sure…):“I will say for people who question the authenticity of my lips, you can clearly see that my lips are my lips.” She discusses her hatred of public bathrooms:“Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air. Putting my mouth where a million other mouths have been, just knowing all the bacteria that you carry in your mouth? Ucch!”And makes the following admission:“I could go days, weeks, without talking to another human being. I hate receiving compliments. I hate being told I’m talented or people think I’m going to be a movie star. I always feel that it’s forced or fake.”Regardless of some of her odd habits, she looks abosolutely breathtaking — not just hot — in her spread, which features clothing from and See by Chloé, among others. Makeup artist Virginia Young did a brilliant job on what could be called an already perfect canvas. “Megan usually has bronzed skin and smoky eyes,” Young told . In this instance, “I played down her sexiness and made her more fresh.”Creative director Paul Cavaco’s intention was to channel the 1979 movie Tess starring Nastassja Kinski, who was innocent and barefaced throughout the film. Fox’s natural beauty shines through in each shot with her accented freckles and wavy hair. She looks relaxed, toned down, and comfortable: a beautiful adjustment from the bombshell vixen box in which Hollywood has placed her.[via ][via] PHOTOS: Who Were The Belles Of The Met Ball? by 11:32 pm, May 3rd, 2010 Monday night marked the single biggest event on fashion’s yearly calendar: The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala. The theme this year was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity and, appropriately, focused on American style through the ages. We’ve touched on some and wondered how exactly the Gap — this year’s sponsor — was going to outfitting stars for the red carpet, but the photos are up and the guests have made it past the very velvet rope, so now the fun part begins. (And if you’re feeling a little snarky, the lackluster looks can be found .)BEST DRESSED (in no particular order):Anna Wintour Pages: 1 PHOTOS: The 10 Worst Dressed Celebs At The Met Gala by 12:17 am, May 8th, 2012 We never thought we’d end up with so much Prada on the worst dressed list for an event in honor of the brand, but it just goes to show that label isn’t everything. On an evening where everyone’s watching (and werking) there really is no room for error.And in the end, so much came down to fit. While Florence Welch’s froufy Alexander McQueen was inexcusable (and ), Gwyneth Paltrow’s pale purple Prada would have had potential if it had resembled anything more than a child-size apron. Kristen Stewart ran into the similar (if opposite) problem in her thoroughly modern Balenciaga look, which bagged around her hips and ran at least an inch or two too long, especially when paired with thick-strapped white sandal-booties. Scarlett Johansson‘s gown made the list both for looking dated and having a bafflingly long bodice, Eva Mendes gave us a first rate lesson in how not to wear a peplum, and Jessica Chastain managed to once again not meet our inexplicably high (and, at this point, unwarranted) expectations. Lea Michele needs to learn how to choose between a and , has worked in fashion long enough to know that while, white ones most definitely look cheap, and not even Chloe Sevigny’s badass bootie clogs could save her from the folly that is forgetting one’s slip.A final caveat: Diane Kruger made this list not because she looked terrible, but because she failed so spectacularly at wearing a violet, feather-fringed Prada creation that would have been stunning had it not bagged so distractingly around her torso. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. The Metropolitan Opera Brings Out The Jumpsuits by 11:23 am, April 13th, 2010 The stars came out Monday night in Manhattan for the New York premiere of Rossini’s Armida at The Metropolitan Opera House, sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent. Look of the night? Pants. Maggie Gyllenhall, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Chloe Sevigny all sported jumpsuits. Pants at the opera? We’re a little old school and think that while Maggie looked divine, the jumpsuit was a tad inappropriate for the event. Did all celebrity stylists have a jumpsuit convention where they decided their clients should wear the look exclusively? The opera should be an excuse to wear your fanciest and don a pair of elbow-high gloves, not an event to showcase fashion’s latest trends. It’s the theater, ladies. Get your classy on.Love the outfit, but aren’t you cold? It’s not summer yet, Maggie, and we would have preferred you threw on a dress.Thank you Camilla for literally being the Belle of the ball. The dress fits beautifully and the empire waist is a perfect style for the opera. She looked absolutely angelic.Chloe did better than Maggie. Since your pants suit was black and you donned a classy pair of gloves, we won’t rip you apart for not knowing the ins and outs of opera dressing. But for someone who loves a good ball gown, we wonder why you opted for a silk jumper.While we’re delighted to see a dress at the Met, Jennifer Morrison’s white gown was horribly unflattering. Her decolletage was oddly cut off by the neckline of the dress and her black clutch seemed harsh against the white gown.Another jumpsuit! This time strapless and worn by Ginnifer Goodwin. The bustier top looks cheap, and while the fit of the pants is impeccable, it does not scream Metropolitan Opera in any way. Props to the black outfit with blue accessories and we love your hair, but please, next time, let’s dress up.Four words for Patricia Clarkson: What were you thinking? Patricia, you’ve got . Michelle Obama Responds To Dress Controversy by 9:45 am, January 31st, 2011 Honestly, the First Lady was just wants to wear what she likes. That’s how she responded to a question from Robin Roberts of Good Morning America during an interview last Friday. The two sat down to talk about the First Lady’s work with military families, the Let’s Move initiative and how she’s getting ready for the 2012 presidential campaign.But Roberts would have been remiss if she hadn’t asked about the red dress Obama wore to the for China, you know — the one that the entire fashion industry freaked out about. First there was saying that Obama should have worn an , then he explained what he meant to say (which was that she should have worn an American designer). Then and the entire CFDA , and we questioned why Obama shouldn’t be allowed to wear what she wants. thought Obama was into wearing an American designer () for the president’s address a week later. This is what Obama herself had to say about the matter:“Look, women, wear what you love. That’s all I can say. That’s my motto. It’s nice to have on a nice suit, but it’s a lot nicer to change a generation in terms of their health … It’s a better use of my time to focus on rallying this country around our military families. There’s so much that I hope to do in this role that makes a difference in people’s lives.”The Huffington Post saw the show and that Obama added, “I wear what I like because…I gotta be in the dress, so…”So. That settles it. If she turns up at the next state dinner in Chloe or Versace, we don’t wanna hear anything from the peanut gallery. [ABC News]Related: [Styleite] [Styleite] [Styleite][Styleite] Michelle Williams Is Gorgeous In Grey (Also: Ryan Gosling!) by 12:44 pm, May 18th, 2010 Michelle Williams stepped out in Cannes for the photo call of her new movie, , wearing a grey print and pocketed ruche-sleeve dress paired with a pair of ivory and beige wedges, and topped off with a freshly blonde and cropped mop of hair.The cut of the dress is very Proenza Schouler (, anyone?) but we’re not sure. Any guesses? And with nary a single piece of jewelry in sight, we think the look epitomizes spring’s version of 90s minimalism. We love it. Do you?UPDATE: According to a handy-dandy press release, Michelle Williams’ dress is Fitted Bodice Mini Dress in Black Astro Dots from their Fall/Winter 2010 collection. And while we’re at it: Helllllooooo, Ryan Gosling. Men, consider this photo a lesson in how to pull off white shoes.[Images via Wenn.] How The Mighty Have Fallen: Mischa Barton by 4:29 pm, April 5th, 2010 Mischa, Mischa, Mischa. What can we say?Once upon a time, we’d tune into the O.C. obsessively every week and crave your media mentions so that we could drool over your outfits. Chanel and Chloe were regulars of your wardrobe. You looked impeccable, clean, and put together — even when you were sporting your more casual L.A. look. On and off screen, we wanted to be you. And now there’s this.First, let’s address the midriff. I don’t care if you’re rail thin — it’s not about weight. That much skin is not okay. Besides, it’s only March! How hot could it be outside? There was no conceivable reason that you had to wear a floral button-down tied in a knot, exposing both your black bra and your stomach, ribcage to waist line.Then there are the pants. They could use a boost of color; I’m not sure if at one point they were a bright, sunny yellow and were simply washed too many times, or whether you bought them knowing they look like a pale banana. And we can’t mention the pants without mentioning the red heels which, besides looking worn, are the wrong color for 100 reasons.Mischa, what were you thinking? We miss you — the old you. May we suggest giving your still well-dressed former co-star Rachel Bilson a call? We’ll be waiting.xx,StyleiteMischa during her better days…(We kindly ask that you please play the song “Memories” while viewing these photos to get the full effect.)Mischa knew how to do yellow in September of 2006Mischa in October, 2008Mischa in September, 2008Mischa in May, 2007 PHOTOS: Natalia Vodianova Hosts A Vogue Slumber Party by 4:50 pm, April 17th, 2011 If invited us to a slumber party, we would totally attend. Wouldn’t you? Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld, and Chloe Moretz sure would.Vodianova stars in a -shot in Vogue‘s May issue with Hollywood’s youngest (and ) stars, and the results are pretty great. And there are all sorts of references! Steinfeld dons a striped Prada stole — perhaps a nod to her striped Prada ensemble from the — while Vodianova also poses with Elle’s older sister Dakota, looking every bit the grownup in a tailored red suit.By the way, the shoot took place at the Chateau Marmont, the setting of Elle’s starmaking Somewhere. Also of note? In one photo, Vodianova wears the same Balenciaga frock showed off at , the , and . Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [via ] PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed At The National Board Of Review Awards? by 12:24 pm, January 11th, 2012 It’s officially awards season, which means that between now and March, there’s basically a red carpet event every other night. Last night, style stars like Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton, Rooney Mara, and Chloe Moretz (among many, many others) stepped out for the National Board of Review Awards Gala in everything from Miu Miu to J. Mendel. But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, who’s setting the style bar the highest?Our vote, despite our mild disappointment in last night’s look, goes to Mara, though Stone’s ivory detailed cocktail dress by J. Mendel is a perfect example of winter white. But Swinton is in a class of her own, as always. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. CONFIRMED: Thierry Mugler Taps Nicola Formichetti by 10:50 am, September 13th, 2010 WWD reported in the wee hours of the morning that ‘s stylist will become the new creative director of Thierry Mugler. Formichetti will oversee two designers as they create men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, the first of which will debut for fall 2011.After former creative director Rosemary Rodriguez quit recently, there were rumors that the house was courting Formichetti. We that we didn’t know whether his style would be stifled under the careful watch of a multi-billion-dollar parent company, but the press releases from both the designer and his new employer seem dedicated to a growth and success based on Formichetti’s vision.“We were looking for a young talent who could really bring new energy to the brand,” stated Joël Palix, president of Clarins Fragrance Group, Mugler’s parent, and director general of the Mugler company. “Nicola is a multicultural, techno-savvy expert involved in fashion, communication, image and entertainment. He and the appointed talented designers will represent a new direction for French fashion.”“Thierry Mugler is about the power of glamour and walking straight into the future,” Formichetti said in a statement to WWD. “He’s been a god for successive generations in the fashion industry. He fused pop and high fashion, told a story in style and combined fantasy with reality. My approach is personal and always very eclectic. I’d like to find new ways for a luxury brand such as Thierry Mugler to excite people.”We don’t doubt that Formichetti will have any trouble doing just that — after all, he has a seemingly limitless fountain of creativity juice, and he puts it to use as a stylist for celebrities from Robert Pattinson to Chloe Sevigny, and for his editorial work in Vogue Hommes Japan, V Magazine and Dazed and Confused. In fact, it’s said he’ll keep up all of that work in addition to his new job.Formichetti’s women’s wear designer is Sébastien Peigné, who has been head of the Balenciaga studio since 2006. His men’s wear designer is 28-year-old Romain Kremer, who had his own fledgling label and produced mostly experimental looks. If the three plan to present a collection for fall 2011, they might already be working together. Paris’ fall fashion week kicks off on March 2.[Via ] Olivia Palermo Is Getting Her Own Television Show! by 12:38 pm, November 19th, 2010 We’ve got some good news for those of you who have been seriously jonesing for your weekly Olivia Palermo-As-An-Evil-Villian-In-My-TV-Box fix. While The City may have gone the way of the The Hills and Laguna Beach, Palermo won’t be missing from your screens for much longer.Palermo was in Barcelona earlier this week for Mango’s Spring 2011 fashion show — she and her boyfriend Jonathan Huebl both star in the brand’s fall campaign — where ELLE had the chance to with the socialite-turned-tv-star-turned-model.When ELLE asked what Palermo what she was up to now, she told the mag, “I’m currently working on a TV project, my own show.”While there’s no word yet on what the project is, we don’t doubt Palermo will have a problem getting it picked up. Is it wrong that we’re harboring a not-so-secret hope for a love-related reality show about her relationship with Huebl? They’re just so pretty.While we’re on the topic, check out Palermo’s Chloe-esque ensemble for the show. Gorgeous. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [ELLE] WATCH: What Chloë Sevigny Was Probably Like As A Child by 4:56 pm, September 7th, 2012 Take a break from all the Fashion Week madness with this super-creative video from Opening Ceremony, starring some seriously precious kids.The clip was made to commemorate the mega-boutique’s 10-year anniversary. But the fun part is that it tells you the story of the brand’s founding and expansion through tots acting as its founders, and , and other important players in its story. Our personal favorite? A pint-sized . It just doesn’t get any cuter. Really, if you only watch one time-wasting video today, let it be this!****** Opening Ceremony To Launch Its Very Own Magazine This Summer by 1:59 pm, May 14th, 2012 and of Opening Ceremony are launching a magazine this summer!Some details: it’s called OC Annual and each issue will have a central theme. The first will focus on sports in honor of the Olympics. (This is fitting, as OC drew inspiration for its name and concept from the Olympics!) Photographers like , Walter Pfeiffer, Todd Cole, and Tim Barber have signed on for the debut issue.WWD got hold of an internal memo in which Lim :“As magazine fanatics, O.C. founder Humberto Leon and myself are aiming to create a collectible publication for a new generation, something beautiful and special in the vein of Benetton’s Colors, Comme des Garçons’ Six and Joe McKenna’s Joe. We want to make a magazine that will appeal to kids in Nebraska as much as industry people.”30,000 copies of the mag will be published, but distribution (which will begin in August) has yet to be announced. Collectible, indeed. Hopefully, an upcoming issue will feature more shots of ‘s awesome .[] PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed At Last Night’s People’s Choice Awards? by 10:58 am, January 12th, 2012 While we couldn’t tell you who won what at last night’s People’s Choice Awards (and let’s be honest, it’s not like you actually care), we can who wore what and, more importantly, who wore it best. Chloe Moretz wore the cocktail dress of our dreams, a shimmery green Proenza Schouler number that was perfectly age appropriate and still stood out. Lea Michele posed vampishly in an off-the-shoulder, white fringed design by Marchesa which was dialed up a notch by her fuchsia lipstick. (A spring must-have, if you ask us.) Kelly Osbourne looked minimalist but in a white and orange number by Honor, her grey-ish brown hair notwithstanding, while Jennifer Morrison channeled the roaring twenties in an dress and oversized ballerina bun.Ashley Green and Kristen Bell opted for short leather dresses (DKNY and Valentino, respectively) which weren’t exactly the best looks of the night so much as they were cute and inoffensive. Let it be known, ladies, that the stakes will be lot higher on . Which brings us to the best of the best dressed of the night, Emma Stone. The style star wore head-to-toe Gucci: slim black pants featuring gold ankle buttons, a deconstructed white shirt, and a green and black tuxedo jacket in the most perfect shade of emerald we’ve ever seen. Ladies, you’ve met your match. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Phoebe Philo Is The Most Well-Adjusted Designer Working Today by 2:10 pm, July 18th, 2011 In the wake of with at Dior, what could be more refreshing than a designer who doesn’t draw any attention to herself, doesn’t seek the spotlight, and doesn’t design clothes to be editorialized and then forgotten? Nothing, that’s what. Which is probably why this extremely rare interview with Celine designer (who fits the anti-Galliano bill to a T) was arranged. Philo, whose brand is owned by the same people who used to employ Galliano, is extremely press shy, but you can see why and the rest of her bosses at LVMH would want her to talk about herself in a widely-circulated publication. She’s a talented designer, a wife and mother, and an uncompromising manager who gets things done. And her clothing empowers the women who wear it to do the same.Philo with The Independent to talk about how she transformed not only Chloe, which she took over in 2001, but also Celine, where she signed on as creative director in 2008. Since then, the brand has blossomed under her no-nonsense direction, primarily because her simple, stripped back clothing made sense for women who didn’t want to make brash displays of their wealth at a time when the world would have hated them for it. Philo says she’s making clothes, not showpieces, and she can’t be bothered with the spectacle of being a fashion designer. So she doesn’t let it get to her. Take in our favorite parts of the interview, below.On her design philosophy:“What I love is this idea of a wardrobe,” says Phoebe Philo, “the idea that we’re establishing certain signatures and updating them, that a change in colour or fabric is enough. I do think that the world doesn’t need many more frivolous bits and bobs that end up left in cupboards or landfills.”On working 9 to 5:Philo insists on a reasonable working day. “I think that’s a discipline I’ve taught myself,” she says. “We’re just organised. Everybody in this building knows when I arrive and when I leave and the important things are done within those hours. That’s just the way it is. And it works.“I have a fantastic team and it’s much easier having children, because that creates a natural limit. If I have a good time with them before they go to sleep, it’s worth everything to me.”On why she hates talking to journalists:“I think that the clothes say it all much better than I can. I always find it strange after a show when everybody comes backstage and says: ‘What was it all about’? It’s like: ‘You’ve just seen it. What do you mean?’ My instinct is to say: ‘What did you think? What did you get from it?’ And yet they want you to fill in even more.“To me, the show is quite a complete story. There’s nothing more for me to say and, anyway, it doesn’t matter what it was meant to say. It’s out there. It can be whatever anyone watching it thought it was, surely.”Spoken like a real artist. Philo doesn’t mention Galliano, Arnault or Kanye West, who’s one of her , in the interview, and maybe that’s part of the mystique. Let the clothes speak for themselves. Take a look at the rest of the interview .[ via ] PHOTOS: It Was A Poor Showing At Last Night’s Critics Choice Awards by 11:35 am, January 13th, 2012 Sometimes, not even Prada or Rodarte can save a red carpet. Case in point: last night’s Critics Choice Awards, which featured a host of A-list style stars and celebs wearing no shortage of high-wattage designer duds on the dreariest, most shoddily constructed grey carpet we’ve ever seen. Step and repeat set up aside, things were not good. Diane Kruger bombed in an ill-fitting Prada gown while Emma Stone looked like she was swimming in her green and navy Jason Wu creation. Elle Fanning looked fun and fresh in Rodarte but it wasn’t exactly what we’d call a home run. Fellow tween-er Chloe Moretz looked positively and inexplicably morbid in black Chanel. Kirsten Dunst, Evan Rachel Wood, and Charlize Theron all looked beautiful but, yep, boring in black gowns by Christian Dior, Valentino, and Azzedine Alaia, respectively, which is to say: thank goodness for Michelle Williams and Tilda Swinton, whose black and white ensembles by Chanel and YSL were by far and away the best of the night. And note to VH1, next time someone pitches the idea of hanging some grey fabric from a curtain rod and calling it a red carpet, say no. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Jaime King And Chloe Moretz Are Red Carpet BFFs by 6:12 pm, November 14th, 2011 Hollywood has enough red carpet events that you wouldn’t think they’d need a special one dedicated just to style, but lo and behold: they do! And honestly, we’re not complaining. Mainly because we get to see Chloe Moretz and Jaime King cuddle like they’re the bestest friends in the world and that is awesome because Chloe is one of favorite teens and Jaime was once the most awesome teen of all time (at least according to Jennifer Egan’s seminal NYT Magazine article, , which we will never tire of referencing in every Jaime King post we write) and remains awesome to this day.Anyway! The Hollywood Style Awards took place at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood, where Las Vegas’ Palazzo recreated their iconic hotel, complete with poolside lounge. King wore a graphic dress from Calvin Klein’s 2012 Resort collection and accessorized with Palladium diamond studs, while Moretz looked adorable and, yes, age appropriate, in Miu Miu.Whose look did you love best? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Starlets, Celebs, And Chanel Galore At Last Night’s MOMA Gala by 10:24 am, November 16th, 2011 Hollywood and fashion A-listers went all out for last night’s Chanel-sponsored celebration of director Pedro Almodovar at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. Accordingly, almost everyone wore Chanel, though Chloe Moretz, in a champagne pink dress with textured sequin leggings absolutely stole the show. Perennial style favorite Blake Lively worked her couture look, though her brown tights and awkward booties (Louboutin, no doubt) weren’t the best choice. Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress-and-sleeveless overcoat ensemble was certainly the of the night, whether or not you liked the look. And gets points for her bright blue patterned Peter Pilotto dress, though we can’t help but point out that it borrows pretty heavily from . Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Project Runway: The Fascinating And The Fascinatingly Bad by 2:55 pm, July 30th, 2010 Project Runway‘s eighth season kicked off last night on Lifetime with not just 16, but 17 designers ready to make it work. “And Sew It Begins” began with the designers informed they weren’t officially contestants, and that one or more would be eliminated before the hour-and-a-half show was up. But first, let’s meet the contestants:Ivy thinks the show should be renamed “The Ivy Show,” uses “luxurious” fabrics and has “amazing” construction skills. The egotism provided some foreshadowing for the competition to come. We met Casanova (it’s his “real last name”), who has “already done everything in Puerto Rico” and was missing the bottom half of his tie. Sarah just moved to NY from LA, A.J. is from Missouri, McKell is from Utah, has dreads and a baby girl.Peach describes her focus as “the ladies who lunch,” and thinks she’ll be the old lady of the bunch. But how will she get along with the young, gregarious designers? Nicholas says he “can’t wait to beat” her. Kristin is the “accidental apparel designer” who “allows the mistakes that I make to be a part of the final piece.” This will either be a great asset and implies she’s going far, or that she’ll screw up horribly in the first challenge and get excoriated by Nina Garcia.Jason is the tough guy, because he likes “to mesh men’s wear and women’s wear together” and he is shown working out with a punching bag. Gretchen is from Oregon, Mondo says “if you’re misunderstood then you have something really good going on.” Christopher Collins (full name needed — it’s a ready-made designer name) is from San Francisco, April “just graduated” and loves to “destroy and create” and Michael Costello opened his first store at 17. It takes more than 20 minutes before we meet the other three — Michael Drummond, Valerie (who is already crying) and Andy. The challenge was to take an article of clothing out of your suitcase, hand it to the person next to you and let them go to town destroying and creating. Casanova gives up a $1,070 pair of pants that he’s never won, but “shit happens.” The guest judge was Selma Blair, Gretchen won (Michael Kors called it “wearable but interesting”) and McKell didn’t even make it to the apartment. Here’s a breakdown:Quote of the Week: “Side cleavage is a rare thrilling moment for anyone.” – Michael Kors, describing the McKell “trainwreck.”Quote of the Week (that made me laugh): “I like to play with seaming.” – NicholasQuote of the Week (by Tim Gunn): “Is it sexy, or is it vulgar?” – Describing Casanova’s dress. It was vulgar.Insult of the Week: “It’s such an unfortunate pant to begin with.” – Selma Blair, dissing Peach’s actual pants. Runner-up: “This is like a hot mess.” – Heidi Klum, of April’s “shredded” look.Fashion Term I Had to Look Up: Feed Bag. Context: “If you’re a designer, you should know how to work with a feed bag.”Even I Knew This was a Bad Sign: James stapling his dress together. Stapling. Kors didn’t even catch this — he just noticed the pins.And my early pick for which four will show at Fashion Week: Kristin and Christopher (my two favorites from the first week, solid performers in the vein of winners Chloe/Leanne), Michael Costello (the prodigy — shades of Christian) and A.J. (a wildcard — Jeffrey-ish).Here’s Casanova getting destroyed (and created). Nina Garcia called his creation “almost fascinating. It’s fascinatingly bad”: PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed On Last Night’s Red Carpets? by Jada Wong and Hilary George-Parkin 12:55 pm, September 5th, 2012 While the ladies are definitely the at the , we can’t forget about other equally glitzy events. Last night, we saw Kirsten Dunst, Zoe Saldana, and Brooke Shields hit the town in New York, while Kiera Knightley, Azealia Banks, Jessie J, and stepped out in London. Who was best dressed? This is a tough one!Across the pond, Knightley broke out the big guns in Chanel Couture for the premiere of Anna Karenina, and though the gauzy, pale pink gown was undeniably gorgeous, the silhouette of the skirt left something to be desired. British Vogue editor and fellow attendee Laura Bailey also opted for the interlocking Cs, but the oversized ruffled sleeves unfortunately overwhelmed the entire look. Even if it wasn’t quite as opulent, the downtown, rock n’ roll Burberry ensemble on Cara Delevigne had to be our favorite look of the evening. And here in NYC, Kirsten Dunst and Zoe Saldana earned our votes for best dressed in two very different ensembles. Dunst looked adorable in separates and Chloé ankle-strap pumps, while Saldana smoldered in a backless Elie Saab number. Well done, ladies! Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Who Was Last Night’s Best Dressed Star? by 12:30 pm, May 4th, 2012 Last night, celebs were scattered across the glove, walking red carpets in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris. But, you know, who looked best?Ensembles ran the gamut from casual (Claudia Schiffer in green jeans to celebrate Guess‘s 30th anniversary in Paris) to fancy (Tali Lennox in a gauzy white evening gown for the Women for Women International Gala in London), avant-garde (January Jones in Mary Katrantzou at a screening in New York) to classic (Emma Roberts in Valentino at a different screening in New York). Also, Mischa Barton wore an odd pleated-and-gathered number, Sharon Stone donned a black jumpsuit (and carried a bag that looked like a mini-boombox), and Chloe Moretz whipped out floral Dolce & Gabbana.Take a peek, and make a pick: Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Reese Witherspoon In Hot Water Over Illegal Handbag by 6:05 pm, November 1st, 2011 What do you do when your favorite handbag gets you into trouble? That’s the question Oscar-award winning actress Reese Witherspoon is asking herself after being rudely informed that her python purse from Chloe is actually against Californian law.The Daily Mail that while Witherspoon won’t actually be arrested (and thank goodness, because look at her: she wouldn’t last two minutes in jail), she was the subject of some criticism from animal rights groups, including PETA. A spokeswoman for the organization detailed to the Mail just how the pythons used to make the $3,820 Paraty bag were likely killed, then offered to send Witherspoon an documentary expose of the exotic skins industry narrated by her Walk The Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix. And just in case this was hitting the actress close enough to home, PETA has voted her the world’s “sexiest vegetarian” in the past.Still, that doesn’t mean her stylish tote is above the law. The California Penal Code says that importing python skin for commercial purposes is prohibited, including “possession with intent to sell, or sell within the state.” Buying a python bag somewhere else and bringing it to California, however, is totally fine.So as long as Miss Legally Blonde doesn’t try to hawk that thing on eBay, everything should be OK. Except for a few worried heads in PETA’s public relations department.[] Runway Review: Can Something Old Ever Be New Again? by 11:09 am, March 27th, 2010 If we learn anything from our pasts, it’s that fashion, like history, repeats itself. Usually, though, we can take this mantra with a grain of salt — color palettes change, ruffles are added, and silhouettes are tweaked to satisfy more modern appetites. This doesn’t, however, seem to be the case with fashion these days. Today’s fashion records seem to be stuck on repeat, with no new track in sight. Shoulder pads, pleat-front pants, sequins and even scrunchies have been spotted on runways and donned by trend-setters around the globe. Have we travelled through time and landed smack dab in the middle of the 1980s? Nope, these the trends of today. It seems that with each new fashion month, a new decade becomes all the rage, with the 80s being the longest reigning period of choice. In Fall 2009, the 80s took over with clichés like big shoulders, sequined leggings and poufy micro-minis thanks to Betsey Johnson, Erin Fetherston, Marc Jacobs, and the king of ode-to-the-80s designs, Christophe Decarnin of Balmain. Thankfully, Spring 2009 saw hints of 90s grunge from designers like Alexander Wang and Balmain, with oversized bags, ripped jeans, and baggy tops. Now we’re past the dark attitudes of the 90s, big hair of the 80s and into the neutral tones and flowy tailoring of the 70s. Hannah MacGibbon of Chloé and Phoebe Philo of Celine hit the trends on the head with button-up shirts, wide-leg pants and tailored silhouettes for Fall 2010. And Rochas sent models down the runway that looked eerily similar to that ultimate 70s good girl, Mary Tyler Moore. Other designers followed suit by incorporating bell-bottoms and earthy, muted color palettes –- anything but black –- into their collections. One of the most noteworthy 70s nods of the fall runways came from Boy by Band of Outsiders with their brown and tan plaid trousers. Why is it that we get so excited about trends that we’ve seen – and hated – before? How have shoulder pads, the bane of our mothers’ existences, been welcomed with open arms by Gen Y? Who would have thought that the grunge looks of our favorite early 90s rock stars are being repeated by industry newbies? Is it that each season’s trends are simply so different from those that saturated the market prior, that they give our eyes a much needed rest from over-exposure? Or is it that the fashion greats have already created everything there is to create? What is it about these tired trends that keeps us drooling for more? And even though the fashion world has -– thankfully -– moved on from the tough-chic, rocker-girl looks of the past couple seasons, we’re still not seeing anything ground breaking. Designers continue to draw inspiration from trends of the past. And it seemed popular for designers to pit their pre-Fall and Fall inspirations as arising from the late designers of their respective fashion houses (i.e. Nicolas Ghesquière using carapace-back jackets that André Leon Talley described as “so Cristóbal” in Vogue’s March issue). It has become a rareity for fashion designers of today to be truly artistic and revolutionary — really forward thinkers. A few of the greats — Galliano, Lacroix, Lagerfeld –- do send looks down the runway that really are works of art. The late Alexander McQueen was also in this league of designers, and his passing reminds us of the vision, talent and yes, opinion, that it takes to keep fashion a relevant medium in the art world. Creativity did show some signs of revival on the Fall 2010 runways. Issey Miyake gave us tops and head pieces made of Crayola-colored scarves and Gareth Pugh kept us on our toes with Matrix-like outerwear and a chain-linked gown. But typically avant-garde lines like Rodarte and Ann Demeulemeester fell short of compelling this season, further evidencing the stagnant industry. Even though fashion is cyclical, and we can always count on seeing trends of late resurface, it’s tiring to see fashion front-runners become so enthralled with “new” looks that are really anything but. As economies around the world continue to improve and sentiments continue to rise, hopefully we can see a resurgence of innovation in fashion. If the Fall 2010 runways were any indication, creativity seems to be making a slow comeback, but a comeback nonetheless. Here’s to an inspiring 2011 season!Get Styleite directly to your inbox – Selfridges Opens Biggest Shoe Salon In The World by 10:41 am, April 15th, 2010 In September, architect Jamie Forbert will unveil what shoe lovers across the world could only dream of: a shoe salon that will apparently be larger than the first floor of the Tate Modern in London. Talk about a shoe-gasm. This will be the store’s largest endeavor since being bought by the Westons in 2003 for £628 million (approximately $963 million U.S.). reports that the shoe store will feature exclusive designs from favorite shoe designers like Givenchy, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Rodarte, and Alejandro Ingelmo. There will be six different shoe salons and ten separate brand specific boutiques. I die. Try and estimate how many hours it would take to truly delve into the entirety of the shoe salon. The salon, which in my mind is more like a museum than a store, would take hours, if not days, to get through. Hours and days well worth spent. [Editor's Note: ] StyleDish: How To Wear This Season’s Maxi Skirt by 5:06 pm, April 12th, 2011 You wouldn’t know it from the weather in New York but spring is (allegedly) here and summer is just around the corner. Thankfully, Refinery29 has a handy how-to guide for this season’s hottest look: the maxi skirt. But for those looking for a meatier course, Jezebel’s has a rundown of the very stupidest things Vogue has ever published about politics. (Her words.) All that and more, coming right up! [Refinery29] [Vogue] [Grazia][Racked NY] [StyleCaster] [The Gloss] StyleDish: High Fashion GIFs And Anonymous Models by 5:14 pm, April 18th, 2011 In today’s, the fashion world timewarps and embraces the animated GIF, Kirsten Dunst lolls about with a lion for Bulgari, and Fashionista reports on the latest anonymous model blog. Enjoy! [Refinery29] [StyleCaster] [Fashionista] [The Gloss] [The Cut] [The Frisky] StyleDish: Beyoncé And Jay-Z Make Our Hearts Explode Yet Again by 6:06 pm, May 9th, 2012 They are just the CUTEST. [HuffPost Style] [BuzzFeed Shift] [Modelinia] [The Coveteur] [Racked] [Exposed Zippers] StyleDish: Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada Bandaids by 4:18 pm, October 29th, 2011 Today’s is all about luxury bandaids, hilarious search terms, and fake Chloë Sevigny. [High Snobette] [The Gloss] [Racked] [The Frisky] [Rookie] [StyleCaster] StyleDish: Guess Who Owns The Row’s Fancy Backpack? by 5:33 pm, May 15th, 2012 She has a dreamy fiancé, too. [The Gloss] [Teen Vogue] [MTV Style] [The Cut] [BuzzFeed Shift] [High Snobette] StyleDish: How To Pose Like Coco Rocha by 6:10 pm, November 2nd, 2011 Today’s comes in question form: What would you pay to get a private lesson in posing from ? Would you wear television-inspired sneakers? Which couture designer do you think was inspired by ‘Friends’? And how freaky-looking is dressed up as? Answers to all that and more, below! [Fashionologie] [The Cut][Racked] [HuffPost Style] [Fashionista] [The Gloss] StyleDish: Kate Middleton Goes Green, Inspires Peplum Mania by 5:07 pm, March 17th, 2012 Take a break from your St. Patty’s Day revelry to listen to Madonna‘s new track, check out Kate Middleton‘s festive outfit, and muse about the no makeup trend. [Telegraph] [National Post] [PopSugar] [Refinery 29] [Huffington Post] [Financial Times] StyleDish: Katie Grand’s New Website & Chloë Sevigny’s Runway Plans by 4:21 pm, May 22nd, 2011 Today’s gifts us with Katie Grand‘s extensive portfolio, news of Chloë Sevigny‘s first runway show, and insight into North Korean capitalist fashion. [Fashionista] [Go Fug Yourself] [Elle] [Style File] [Jezebel] [The Independent] StyleDish: Michael Jackson’s Nephew Took Kim K’s V Card by 4:24 pm, July 15th, 2012 [Examiner] [Daily News] [InStyle] [Examiner] [Complex] [The Fashion Spot] StyleDish: Fake Chloe Sevigny Shills For Alexis Bittar ‘Azzessories’ by 5:29 pm, October 4th, 2011 Good evening, America. Welcome to the age of sponsored content, where even celebrity spoofs are eligible for a little corporate love. Today, our friends at The Frisky dug up the latest in a series of Drew Droege’s spoofs of the actresses, sponsored by none other than jeweler Alexis Bittar. After you learn all about azzessories, take a bite out of today’s StyleDish, which includes furrier ‘s upcoming nuptials and a little magnetic nail polish. [The Frisky] [The Cut] [Vogue Daily] [The Gloss] [StyleCaster] [BuzzFeed] StyleDish: Emma Stone For W, Lauren Bush’s New Bling by 5:53 pm, December 15th, 2010 Today’s has a little bit of something for everyone, including Chloe Sevigny’s latest collection for Opening Ceremony, two-for-one holiday updos, and ten teen stars who (thankfully) dress their age. [PopEater] [The Observer] [College Candy] [Grazia] [HuffPost Style] [TIME] [The Gloss] [The Fashion Spot] StyleDish: Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Is Going To Be Krazy by Melanie Chan 6:54 pm, August 18th, 2011 Today’s brings us more hype (this time for your nails), lots of obscure fragrances you’ve never heard of (fancy wearing the same scent as Angelina Jolie?), and Judith Lieber handbags as goody bags — if you’re one of Kim Kardashian’s bridesmaids, that is. Also, a lustworthy accessory that will break both your wallet and your willpower. [The Gloss] [Refinery 29] [Fashionista] [Elle] [Fashion Etc] [Racked NY] StyleDish: Hamish Bowles Is Writing An Autobiography by 5:24 pm, June 2nd, 2011 We seriously cannot wait to read all the juicy dish in the autobiography Vogue‘s European editor is working on (imagine everything he must know about !), but for now we’re content with today’s , which includes features Gwyneth Paltrow joining Twitter, Andy Roddick designing shorts and a slew of awesome summer sandals. [Fashionista] [The Cut] [StyleCaster] [The Hairpin] [The Gloss] [Teen Vogue] Katie Holmes, Doting Mom: Suri Designs Her Own Clothes! by 11:18 am, August 16th, 2010 When we were four years old, we were trying to learn things like how to tell the difference between similar dark colors and how to count past 20. Suri Cruise, however, has already moved on to designing her own clothes.In an interview with New York Magazine‘s Amy Larocca, actress/designer Katie Holmes (she’s one half of the label Holmes and Yang) said she’s been designing bespoke clothing for Suri since the day she was born — sort of in homage to her own fascination with clothes as a toddler. I always loved clothes growing up. My mother had a drapery business. And now, part of being in this business is that you’re around really nice clothes. You do these photo shoots, you get exposed to Hermès and Chloé and Armani, and you start to feel the difference.And now that Suri is old enough to know the difference between a box pleat and a kick pleat, she’s telling her mom how she wants her clothes to look.She says, “I want this sleeve cut,” and it’s like, “Okay, we’ll cut it.” She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½. But it’s not just her own wardrobe that Suri has a say in — she’s also been picking out clothes for her mom since 2008.Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago, and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, “Okay, I trust you.”And with an eye for color like that, who wouldn’t?So what’s ahead for the young Miss Cruise? She seems destined for fashion, but at age four it seems just a touch too early to call her future as a designer or a stylist or an editor a done deal. But whatever she ends up doing with her life, we’re pretty certain she’s going to be really, really well dressed doing it. PHOTOS: Stars Align At The Target GO International Launch by Justin Fenner and Julia Rubin 12:59 pm, March 11th, 2011 Last night we forwent our plans to have a quiet night at home and headed to Opening Ceremony‘s outpost at New York’s Ace Hotel, where celebrities of every stripe assembled to fete the launch of Target‘s GO International Design Collective. We reported last month that Target would be bringing back a sort of of the designer collaborations they’ve done over the years, and the dresses that will hit stores again this month were out in full force — both on display and on the fabulous people who attended the party.But there’s fabulous, and then there’s fabulous — and this party was definitely of the brand you have to italicize. Actresses Chloe Sevigny, Lake Bell and Olivia Munn sipped champagne with Opening Ceremony founders and . While celebrity stylist June Ambrose vamped for the cameras on the red carpet, we chatted with designer and fashion editor Nina Garcia about what they buy when they go to Target, their personal style, and whether they braved the rain to shop, party, or both. Afterward, Santigold came out of hiding to debut a new song, and there was a surprise performance by 80s legend Shiela E.Check out some pictures of the party below, and see what the style stars in attendance had to say. And head to your local target between March 13 and April 10 to get your hands on some these . Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Jason Wu Fetes New Target Collab With Blake Lively And Chloe Moretz by 1:52 pm, January 27th, 2012 Target‘s party celebrating its collaboration with designer was a star studded-affair wrapped in a gigantic line drawing of Paris. And Wu told us last night that that’s exactly how it should have been.“It’s a manifestation of everything we’ve worked so hard on for the last year and a half,” Wu said. “We shot the campaign in London. We shot the campaign in Brooklyn. It’s sort of the accumulation of all these creative ideas that came together. And it’s just fun.”And who wouldn’t have fun partying with everyone from actresses Blake Lively, Emmy Rossum, Jaime King and everyone’s favorite teen queen Chloe Moretz? Still, the party wasn’t just a party — it was also a shopping extravaganza and a mini French feast. While some chose to take advantage of the chance to buy pieces of the collection before it hits stores, others chowed down on mini bowls of French onion soup and macarons from Laduree. Fun, fun, fun. And fashion!“I love that it’s going to transcend time,” King told us. “I love that the girls or women or whoever buys it are going to be able to wear it any season you can transform the clothing. And it will never go out of style. Like it’s not one of these things that you look at it and it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s so ’97,’ you know what I mean?”Wu said the collection has “legs of its own,” and is excited to see people wearing it. You can take a look at a few people doing just that below. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Tavi Hires Christine Staub Despite Runway Debut Faux Pas by 9:14 am, July 9th, 2010 Danielle Staub, the villainous vixen on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey was devastated when her daughter, Christine, fell ill during her first runway show. While standing in line with the other models at the show at New York Fashion Week, Christine felt faint and was escorted off the runway.Such a devastating occurrence would be traumatic for any young model, but Christine’s moment of weakness was broadcast on national television. Ouch. Would Christine model ever again? Would her bad-itude paired with her less than smooth runway debut stunt her modeling career? Success is often measured by the people that have faith in you. And lucky enough for Christine, in addition to being insanely gorgeous, some people still have faith her in. And is one of those people.Fashion critics everywhere have been anxiously awaiting to see what the fate of fashion blogger Tavi will be. It was recently announced that she will be styling her very first photo shoot for Black Book magazine’s September issue. After the first choice model — Chloë Sevigny — backed out due to scheduling conflicts, Tavi thought long and hard about a replacement. Finally, she and Black Book settled on Christine for the ten-page editorial.Leave it to Tavi to throw us for a loop. We figured she would choose some sort of obscure, odd-looking androgynous model. Not a more obviously stunning reality television cast member. But even Tavi’s pretentious eye was able to look past Christine’s mother, her shaky start, and see her potential. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed for some behind the scenes footage of this one. [] Tavi Gevinson Is Adding ‘Actress’ To Her Already Impressive Resume by 12:57 pm, August 7th, 2012 If you feel like you haven’t been getting enough lately, despite her four-year-old , online teen mecca , imminent print mag , recent , and major New York Times , well you’re in luck (you crazy fangirl, you)! The enterprising sixteen-year-old will soon be hitting the big screen.As tells it, Gevinson recently inked a representation deal with major Hollywood talent agency UTA and, not one to waste any time, has already been cast in her first movie role. So while we don’t really see Gevinson as an L.A. chick, we imagine she’ll eschew the LiLo-and-paparazzi route for something more along the lines of Didion and Rodarte. And any Rookie reader knows what that means: top-notch vintage Hollywood snapshots and California writings, coming your way!Surpringly, the film in which Tavi is set to make her acting debut isn’t one of the dreamy Sofia Coppola features that the teen is so very fond of (though she still counts the director as a friend, natch), nor is it a Wes Anderson quirky, kitschy flick in the vein of Moonrise Kingdom. Rather, set to direct the film is Nicole Holofcener, whose oeuvre also includes 2006′s Friends With Money and a smattering of Sex and The City episodes. Gevinson will play Chloe, a character who bears some marked similarities to the blogger herself (though the Reporter is quick to note that Tavi’s own parents are very supportive):an only child who never received much attention from her parents, forcing her to grow up faster than her peers.According to the as-of-yet-untitled movie’s , Tavi will act alongside of James Gandolfini and one of our other all-time favorite people, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Advance ticket sales here we come![ via ] Tavi Gevinson Spills Details About New Project At Sassy Tribute Show by 5:46 pm, July 31st, 2011 Last week, after a long day of blogging, we made our way to Brooklyn to catch The Talent Show at Littlefield. The theme of the night was Sassy Magazine, and we were as intrigued by the premise as were by the biggest name on the bill: .Yes, we saw Tavi IRL. It was exciting! She, as , has grown up, but she’s every bit an almost-awkward 15-year-old who happens to really, really . She took part in a recreation of Sassy‘s “Dear Boy” section, asking comedian Kurt Braunohler about a flaky guy she has a crush on. (“Does he skate?” “Yeah.” SO. GOOD.) She also sat down for a Q&A with Ira Glass to discuss her upcoming project. And we actually learned a few things about it!Okay, first of all, it is definitely called Rookie (not ) and it definitely has both a web and print component. She has amassed a staff of around 25, which includes contributors from around the world. New Daily Intel hire (and former Runnin’ Scared ed) Joe Coscarelli is the “token guy” of the crew, and he even participated in the night’s Janeane Garofalo-hosted “Sassiest Boy In America” contest. (Though we found him quite sassy, he lost to a 16-year-old.) Tavi was mum about specific details, but made it clear this wouldn’t be a Sassy ripoff and that the tone would be more alternative than the content itself.Interestingly, Tavi revealed she’s been getting some business advice from the girls over at Hello Giggles, which has helped her decide to “own everything” for Rookie in order to avoid the issues that led to Sassy‘s demise. We’re curious to see how this will work since she’s with Sassy founding editor Jane Pratt (and xoJane backers SAY Media).Of course, the event wasn’t really about Tavi at all. It was about SASSY. How Sassy Changed My Life authors Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer (who Tavi is shopping a with) moderated a panel of former staffers, and the tunes of Sassy band Chia Pet were played by teenage girl band Supercute! Elizabeth Spiradakis provided a slideshow of Sassy fashion editorials, and we were enlightened to the fact that Lauren Santo Domingo was a Sassy model. Seriously! There were also some pretty rad shots of the mag’s intern Chloë Sevigny. And while Pratt couldn’t make it, she taped a “wish I was there” message for the audience, as did too-cool-for-school entertainment editor Christina Kelly.Allow us to leave you with LSD in Sassy: Taylor Made: 4 Muses That Prove It’s All In A Name by 1:33 pm, March 29th, 2010 Sure, it’s not exactly Shakespearian. But if fashion’s cardinal rule of threes (and fours) is to be believed, it seems lately there’s something to the name Taylor. Of course, it’s not quite up there with, say, a Kelly or a Birkin, but try and think of the last time you went anywhere — a newsstand, a grocery store, even the dentist’s office without experiencing some sort of run-in with this moniker-of-the-moment. But make no mistake, it’s not just a certain Ms. Swift that is making our ears itch. Speaking chic, there’s Tomasi: the red-haired Marie Claire editrix whose street style snaps have created a mini-sensation in the blogosphere, and Jacobson: the sunglass-loving stylist/former Rachel Zoe-tege. And who could forget the not-so-little Upper East Sider turned kohl-rimmed bad girl, Ms. Momsen? With spring rounding the corner, we’re always on the hunt for a few new muses, and this four-tete of well turned-out trendsetters seemed as good as any. Because seriously, if there’s one thing that’s worth your time, it’s finding the perfect Taylor.Taylor Momsen: Despite her place atop the high-school food chain, make no mistake: this trendsetting teen is no . Instead, the 16-going-on-30 year old wears her rock and roll heart on her sleeve — because, really, when was the last time she wore pants — along with a thick rimming of kohl-liner and the requisite religious relic. Girl loves her leather, her transparent lace, and, oh yeah, her Marlborough Reds. xoxo.Images above left, clockwise from left; Black Pearly Snap Perforated Driving Glove, $92 ,available at ; Pyramid Stone Cross Necklace by Alex & Chloe, $270, available at ; Jeepers Creepers Boots, $124, available at ; Cut Out Dress by Cheap Monday, $64, available at ; Classic Aviator Sunglasses by Ray Ban, $139, available at .***Taylor Swift: As guilty pleasures go, they don’t come much sweeter. So there should be little surprise that her look is equally syrupy — think fairy princess meets Pollyanna with a dash of country western charm. Sure, it’s super romantic and probably the sort of thing we’d balk at (at least in public), except, come warm weather and sunshine, who doesn’t want to throw on a flouncy floral frock and go skipping through the tulips with guitar in hand?Images above right, clockwise from right; The Rolled Short by Current/Elliot, $205, available at ; Leather Square Satchel Bag, $50, available at ; Uma Espadrille Wedge in brown by Dolce Vita, $158, available at ; Garden Collection Floral Sun Dress by H&M, $25, available at H&M; Moto Jacket by Steven Alan, $348, available at NEXT: Taylor Jacobson and Taylor Tomasi… Pages: 1 Taylor Swift Fierce And Fearless In Elle by 10:33 am, March 16th, 2010 This month marks Elle’s Work and Power issue, and many will wonder why the magazine opted for a . While Taylor Swift is undeniably popular, would it not have made more sense to put someone a little, well, older on the cover? Maybe someone who could, at the very least, legally have a happy-hour cocktail? Had it been , it would be a different story. After all, every time a major fashion magazine features a tweeny-bopper on the cover, one wonders whether the editor in chief was a) trying to look cool in front of his or her kids or b) trying to trick a younger generation of subscribers into purchasing the issue. But since it’s Taylor, and we love Taylor, we applaud Robbie Myers for celebrating the superstar’s hard work. Her most recent album Fearless, was last year’s best-selling album and stayed on Billboard’s Top 200 for longer than any other album in the last ten years. She received four Grammy awards (and eight nominations) this year, and last month, she began the which takes Swift to over 30 cities, playing 37 shows across North America. And thanks to the brilliant styling of creative director Joe Zee, readers get to see Swift dressed to kill and — take a deep breath here — with straight hair. Anyone who follows Swift is used to seeing her in sparkly princess dresses. But the cover, which shows Taylor in a rockstar-chic Michael Kors leather jacket and Balmain T-shirt, gives the first hint that this is not what’s to come. The first image of the spread has Taylor looking a lot like Mischa Barton did in her O.C. days. In a peach lace Jason Wu dress and clear-crystal Prada sandals, Swift appears understated and appropriately sexy, playing with her rarely-straightened hair. She looks powerful. She looks confident. But thankfully, she also looks her age.The next spread features her dancing around (as she is wont to do) in a Ralph Lauren Collection organza vest and tunic, followed by her in Oscar de la Renta Chanel-esque shorts, lace top, and a fabulous Patricia Underwood braided fedora. A Valentino feather-trimmed prairie dress, Sonia Rykiel studded sandals, and classic Chloe dress are right behind. The looks are significantly more mature — fashionably speaking — than what we’re used to seeing Taylor wear, but she seems to be confident in the clothes. Is Taylor moving on from the endearing glitter glam that we know and love her for?Compared to her celebrity peers, those whom we’ve salaciously watch fly off the handle, Swift seems to have gotten it right. She is poised yet playful; a teenager who is able to gracefully alternate between loving glitter and making major decisions about her unimaginably successful career. So if we think about it like that — which seems to be what Elle did — and ponder how many people’s careers rest on one barely legal girl, Swift seems the perfect choice for their Work and Power Issue. She certainly deserves a cocktail. PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed At The Teen Choice Awards? by 11:04 am, August 8th, 2011 The Teen Choice Awards rolled out their blue carpet last night and for those of you as far out of their teens as we are, it’s the one where honorees win surfboards. Anyway! While we managed to only recognize about two-thirds of the attendees (apparently we need to beef up on our CW television line-up), we were able to separate the good from the bad looks and the boring from the bold ones. Blake Lively stepped out in a sherbet orange Gucci dress which she paired with her go-to jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz and while we love the color, the whole look just served to remind us that we’re officially bored with Blake. Moving on! Zoe Saldana killed it in a crinkly metallic look by Lanvin which will now haunt our penniless dreams while Zooey Deschanel took the somewhat obvious (for her) route of a nude and black lace a-line number courtesy of Miu Miu. Rachel Bilson wore a frothy white dress by Chloe that was as pretty as it was snooze-worthy and Selena Gomez managed to make a toilet paper train look acceptable. Emma Stone skipped the carpet but took the stage in a covetable Christian Dior resort dress with metallic accents and Justin Bieber started what is about to be the next big thing in teenage formalwear: the undone bowtie. Our final thoughts go to Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, who is apparently following in ‘s footsteps (really?) and Cameron Diaz who hereby wins the award for Most Predictable Dresser Ever. Is it short, tight, and strapless? Cammie will wear it! Thankfully, she was saved by her delightfully eye-catching accessories: a pair of coral, black, and white Burak Uyan heels, a metallic-trim clutch by Chloe, and several Vhernier cocktail rings. Now it’s your turn! Whose look did you love? Whose did you hate? And whose are you planning on recreating this Saturday night? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Terry Richardson Dresses Cute Little Girls Like Himself by 5:02 pm, January 16th, 2012 Part of ‘s shtick involves dressing up celebrities, friends, and just about like himself — plaid, glasses, and thumbs up intact. But is it cool he did so to a couple of toddlers?Richardson was tasked with shooting the for French brand Eleven Paris. Non-children Ash Stymest and Tali Lennon (daughter of Annie!) posed for Richardson in Eleven Paris gear, but that didn’t stop the photographer from throwing some mini-mes into the mix. (For the record, as far we can tell Eleven Paris doesn’t sell children’s clothes.) While the little girls are super cute — those curls! — the whole thing leaves us with an icky feeling. Cute kids dressed up like a ? No thanks. Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. [via ] Terry Richardson Kisses Chloë Sevigny Dressed As Terry Richardson by 2:31 pm, November 10th, 2011 Gross. dressed up like for Terry Richardson and kissed Terry Richardson. It’s the ickiest. Uncle Terry giddily exclaims, “We gotta do a kissing shot! That would be great!” Then he gets momentarily bashful, and then they kiss and it’s super gross. All we can think about when we see this is . The Zoe Report: Sole Mate by 11:26 am, September 29th, 2010 A woman after my own heart, Carrie Bradshaw once told her friend Charlotte that she had no fear of heights, as evidenced by her shoes. Seeing that elevation is the first characteristic I notice in my own footwear—closely followed by material and comfort level—it is no wonder that I have appointed Chloé’s as my shoes du jour!While I don’t necessarily like to play favorites when it comes to accessories—these wedges will definitely be glued to my feet throughout the fall and winter season. Between their knock-you-off-your-feet (literally) structure, luxe python detailing and convenient ankle strap, they define the meaning of ba-na-nas. Since they are likely to take center stage in any look, I suggest pairing them with opaque black tights and an understated sweater dress. xoRZAvailability: Chloé ($1095). For additional retailer information, visit .Style It With: , , Parallel UniverseJeffrey Campbell$99 17 Things We Learned About Tom Ford Last Night by 7:50 pm, May 9th, 2012 “Wow, there’s a lot of you,” Tom Ford said to last night’s 92Y audience. His talk, part of Fern Mallis‘s “Fashion Icons” series, had been sold out for four months. An upstairs room held guests who watched the conversation on a livestream. Everyone wanted to see Tom.Mallis tackled everything, from Ford’s childhood to his present-day status as a womenswear designer for his eponymous label. We learned lots (and lots) of things about the designer, which we’re now going to share with you.1. Ford is a Virgo. When asked if he believed in astrology, he responded quickly: “Oh god, yes.”“In fashion there’s a lot of Virgos — Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld. There are lots of us. I think to really obsess over a millimeter on a shoe heel, it helps to be a Virgo.”2. He grew up in Texas and New Mexico, and has always been into the all-American Ralph Lauren aesthetic.“Oh, I grew up that way, and I still have the cowboy thing! It’s funny because my family’s been in Texas since the 1840s or something. I put on a cowboy hat, and you can see the genetics. It’s like, I don’t look stupid. Most people look stupid in cowboy hats! I put on a cowboy hat, and it’s like it just grew there on my head. It’s very bizarre. So I actully look surprisingly good in jeans and a plaid shirt on a horse in a cowboy hat.”3. Ford gets a lot of good advice.From his grandmother: “You have one decision to make in life: you can either be happy or you cannot be happy.”From his former boss, Dawn Mello: ”Only hire people you want to have dinner with.”4. He wanted to be 50 years old, even as a kid, which got him bullied.“The big thing was to put rocks at the end of a sock and swing it around and whap me. Or slit my car tires — see I was 50! — my bicycle tires. I didn’t want to carry a backpack, I thought it looked messy. I had a nice little overcoat, and I had a briefcase — and it was a real man’s briefcase! When you’re 7, a real man’s briefcase is like going to school with luggage.”5. Ford didn’t know he was gay when he was younger, but he also just despises the label.“No. Am I gay?! First of all, I hate that word, I hate that word. Yes, of course I’m gay. I don’t like these labels. I look so forward to the day when we say, ‘Oh, you’re married. Are you married to a man or to a woman?’ Yes, I’m gay, and I’m absolutely and completely open about it. But I’m also anal retentive, pain in the ass.”6. After dropping out of NYU, he became an actor. He eventually quit acting because “I become too weird, I couldn’t do it, I was too insecure”.“I’ve never told anyone what they were. I had 12 national commercials running at the same time. I acted under a different name, so you will not find it, it will not be on YouTube, you will not be able to pull it up.”7. He later matriculated at Parsons, though he got his degree in environmental design, not fashion design. One summer he interned at Chloé‘s press office in Paris, where he organized the sample closet. Getting a real job in fashion required some creativity, however. This is what went down when he applied for a job with Cathy Hardwick:“I wanted a job in fashion, but I did not have a degree from Parsons in fashion design. But I could sketch, so I drew up a fashion portfolio. Of course you would assume if someone is showing you a fashion portfolio that they studied fashion. I didn’t. I got the job. She then said later I got the job because I had pretty hands, not because she liked my drawings. The first day on the job she said, “Draw some circle skirts.” And I’m like, “Shit.” So I went to Bloomingdales, flipped open the circle skirts, saw where all the seams were, ran back to the office, sketched some circle skirts, and put them on her desk. I learned a lot on the job.8. His first boss also played matchmaker.“Cathy introduced me to Richard Buckley, the love of my life. We went to this David Cameron fashion show, and I remember this silver salt-and-pepper-haired guy. I remember turning and looking, and he’s staring at me with these piercing, water-blue eyes. It scared me. It really scared me, and later I realized it scared me because when I looked into his eyes, I absolutely saw and knew my entire future, because he was the one. But I didn’t realize at that moment why it scared me. I just couldn’t look at him. I just couldn’t look at him in the eyes. At the end of the show, I just bolted. I just had to get out there. I couldn’t talk to him, I couldn’t look at him.”They met again at the Women’s Wear Daily offices, and moved in together after three dates. They have been a couple for over 25 years.9. Ford once worked for Marc Jacobs.“I worked for Marc. Marc hired me. He had just gone to Perry Ellis, and he hired me to design Perry Ellis America, which was the jeans collection. And a few weeks after that, Perry Ellis ended up splitting. I only ended up working for Marc for a few weeks.”10. At Gucci Group, he was responsible for bringing on Christopher Bailey, Francisco Costa, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Stefano Pilati, and Hedi Slimane. By the end of his time there, he held positions as creative director of Gucci Group, creative director and designer of Gucci, and creative director and designer of Yves Saint Laurent. As per Ford, “Yves Saint Laurent was bought for me to design.”“Yves was very friendly at first. We knew each other, and he very much wanted me to design the collection. As things started to go well, and as the shows started to get better reviews and better reviews and our sales started going up and up and up, Yves was no longer my friend. And I actually have some wonderful handwritten letters in very beautiful handwriting in ink: ‘In 13 minutes you have destroyed what I worked 40 years to create.’”11. Ford has a pragmatic approach to design.“I am a commercial fashion designer. I’ve always designed jackets with two sleeves. People have two arms! That doesn’t mean I don’t admire jackets with three sleeves or that can turn into tables or that layers and layers come off of them like little dolls in Russia. But I’m a practical commercial fashion designer. I love it. It’s creative. For me it’s a creative endeavor, it’s an artistic endeavor, but it is not art for me. Now for Alexander McQueen, it was art. He had to express himself, and that was his art.”12. But he will not be doing a diffusion collection with H&M (or anyone else).“I keep reading that, and I find that amusing. I’ve never had a conversation with H&M. I’m really happy doing what I do. What excites me now is the very best: the best stitching, the best fabric, the best quality. And that’s what excites me. Unfortunately, or fortunately, that does tend to cost money. I want to design for people who get excited about the same things that I do.”13. He kept his first womenswear show under wraps just in case things fell through.“I honestly was not sure we could pull this off. So I wanted to keep it secret in case, at the last minute, it didn’t work. It wasn’t just clothes. It was shoes, it was bags, it was everything, it was jewelry. It was everything. I thought if I’m going back in fashion, I have to have something new to say. Otherwise, why go back?”14. Ford embargoes images of his collections so people don’t get sick of his clothes.“I think sometimes when I look at fashion six or seven months before you can buy it, I’m a little bored with it by the time I see it. Our customer doesn’t necessarily want to wear the same jacket that she’s seen in all the magazines and, ‘Who rocked it best?’, 49 percent vote this. She’s getting dressed and she’s thinking, ‘Am I going to rock this as great as Jessica Biel did? I don’t know. Everyone’s seen it, they didn’t like it on Fashion Police, I shouldn’t buy it.’ I have to say I’m not sure this will work ultimately.15. He takes four to five baths a day, but only uses soap during his first one in the morning.“People seem to tease me about my baths. If I’m sending emails, and I’m getting all wound up and stressed and I don’t know what to do with myself for 20 minutes, I fill up the tab with hot water and I lie there and think. I get out, I dry myself off. It’s meditative for me, it’s relaxing.”16. Ford hates cell phones. A lot.“I live on the internet, yes absolutely. I do not carry a cell phone, but I’m on my computer 8 hours a day. I feel like if something really happens, somebody’s going to get to me. And I can’t stand talking to people on cell phones. I say, ‘Are you on a cell phone? Let’s talk later when you’re on a hard line.’ I can’t do it.”17. He thinks fashion is hard.“If there’s anything else in the world you could be happy doing, do that. This is the hardest industry. Creating and creating on command and on a schedule and on a calendar, a store needs new merchandise every six weeks so that people can shop, so that people can buy. To be creative like that on a calendar is — if you love it — great, you will have a wonderful life. It you doubt it, it is a tough, tough industry, but it can be a wonderful, wonderful industry.”RELATED: Photo courtesy of Joyce Culver/92Y PHOTOS: Who Made Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List? by 4:44 pm, August 3rd, 2010 Vanity Fair‘s anxiously awaited list has finally been released. And while there was no shortage of the obscure European royals — whose outfits, to be honest, we don’t quite understand) we were glad to see some of our favorite, more familiar fashion faces.Diane Kruger‘s undying love for Chanel snagged her a place while VF clearly loves Carey Mulligan‘s iconic pixie hair cut as much as we do. Michelle Obama — who, with the help of Jenna Lyons made J. Crew cool again in only the matter of a year — made the list, as did another First Lady across the pond, former model and fashionista . Designer ‘s famously oversized bowties earned him a spot on the list, and Glamour’s editor in chief, ‘s love for classic elegance — most notably her Chloé black shift dress, which she calls her “uniform” — made her the only magazine editor to make the cut. Finally — someone other than Anna!Other recognizable names — some of whom we’ve seen before — included Julia Roitfeld, Lady Gaga, , and . Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. To see the full list and more photos, click . PHOTOS: Who Looked Best At The Versace For H&M Fashion Show? by 12:32 pm, November 9th, 2011 What would a Versace for H&M be without tons and tons of celebrities?In the most Versace of fashions, the red carpet was equal parts super bright and super black. We love the bold ensembles of Emma Roberts (rocking one of the collection’s printed legging/bustier combos) and Mark Ronson (all pink everything), as well as the simpler looks of Jessica Alba and Sofia Coppola. Coco Rocha seemed out of place in a rather formal floor-length gown, while Chloe Moretz was sweet in pastel yellow and Alan Cumming rocked a wild black and white print.That is all to say, we were pretty pleased with the whole thing! We do have a rather large complaint though: the step-and-repeat was less than photo friendly! So much crazy flash reflection! Also, a black carpet is never the right choice, especially when many of your guests are in black shoes.So, who looked best? Check out the photos below, and tell us in the comments! Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed At VH1′s Do Something Awards? by 11:39 am, August 15th, 2011 August red carpet events are always kind of strange. It’s a bit of a dead month, which means the guest list averages around a B and the fashions run the gamut from red carpet to bottle service — and last night’s turn out for VH1′s Do Something Awards was no exception.Justin Bieber wore sparkles (as he is ), color-blocked, Kim Kardashian went all white and all tight, Rose McGowan made Dolce & Gabbana look cheap, Olivia Wilde looked confusing in Chloe, and our personal fave Jane Lynch wore . Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. Vs. Delivers 4 Big Time Covers, One Unexpected Photographer by 5:52 pm, August 15th, 2012 , Guy Aroch, and are three people we’re accustomed to seeing behind the lens for fashion magazines photographing pretty young things. Drew Barrymore, on the other hand, is usually the one mugging for the camera. Not this time, though! The pregnant, Barrymore shot fellow actress Rachel McAdams for one of the four covers of Vs. magazine’s September issue (a magazine she herself covered back in 2009). We knew she was a multitalented kinda gal — let us not forget that Best Coast video she starring Chloë Moretz or her Shailene Woodley earlier this year — but, being a September cover, this is probably her most high-profile lensing gig to date. While we’re not blown away by the image, it’s a solid effort, and it’s not as if she was short on competitition from the high-impact pairing of von Unwerth and or the haunting gaze of a Wild Things-style Liv Tyler.What do you think? Do Barrymore’s shutter skills measure up? Or should the actress consider sticking to her day job? Enable JavaScript to check out our fancy slideshow. 10 Important Things We Learned Last Week: Dec. 26-Jan. 1 by 12:02 pm, January 2nd, 2011 1. Willow might be , but little girls still like to to “Whip My Hair”.2. Terry Richardson shot a porny ad campaign for . Surprisingly, his campaign for was pretty tasteful.3. Kanye has a new ! He is also responsible for Nicki Minaj‘s .4. Skinny Karl Lagerfeld is in a . Fat Karl has a thing for .5. Real Chloë Sevigny is on the of Elle Korea. Fake Chloë has some .6. The Kardashians can definitely sell . We just don’t think Kim will be rocking in Vogue.7. Hugh Hefner is , but Natalie Portman is . So many — cue the wedding dress speculation!8. PETA wants Nate Robinson to , which would put him right at home in .9. Lady Gaga could have a cameo in the , and Michael Musto may have one-upped her .10. It really is the New Year: lots of , and ! 10 Important Things We Learned Last Week: December 4-10 by 12:26 pm, December 11th, 2011 1. Lindsay Lohan‘s Playboy leaked! And so did the ! As such, the issue will .2. A proved Karlie Kloss‘s Vogue Italia spread was definitely not Photoshopped. The model thinks the photo the magazine took down was .3. Chloë Sevigny‘s is awesome. Also awesome? Her with Tavi.4. H&M‘s e-commerce models are , a was banned for being harmful to children, and a mom called her daughter’s “comical”.5. Former ANTM winner Whitney Thompson is launching a , and upcoming ANTM winner Angelea Preston was for using Facebook.6. Florence Welch is covering , Kristen Wiig snagged , Meryl Streep got , and Carey Mulligan got . And confusingly, Mulligan’s Elle France cover was from her Vogue one.7. The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum is  — he really  its debut in style.8. Mario Sorrenti his Pirelli calendar to be sexy, though the pictures sure are . Milla Jovovich has some on the matter.9. A BYU-Idaho testing center turned away a “curvy” girl in .10. Oscar de la Renta is starting a . Also, his was really lovely. 10 Important Things We Learned Last Week: July 24-30 by 12:22 pm, July 31st, 2011 1. Kate Moss was photographed  by Terry Richardson, might be writing a , and has an upcoming Sex and the City-inspired  in Vogue. Relatedly, SATC rumors are swirling!2. Daphne Guinness is the star of an about Jean Seberg. She also  with Amanda Harlech for V.3. Mariah Carey. 4. Stephen Colbert‘s on those offensive Summer’s Eve ads is hysterical. And luckily, the ads were .5. Prince William gave Kate Princess Diana‘s . The happy pair attended another this weekend, though Kate was not a .6. LOVE Magazine‘s latest issue rules. Cover stars include , , , and . Oh, and they’re all crying.7. Marquita Pring taught us all about plus-size model , just in time for Vogue Australia‘s .8. Louis Vuitton gave Rachel Zoe‘s son Skyler an $1,100 . And if you’re not jealous of that, you should be jealous of the infant’s . RZ might actually be designing a , and she’s now a .9. The fate of Amy Winehouse‘s is unknown, but her dad did her clothes to mourning fans.10. Isaiah Mustafa came back to his Old Spice throne, and Fabio became a in Portland. 10 Important Things That Happened Last Week: November 6-12 by 12:46 pm, November 13th, 2011 1. The Victoria’s Secret was quite the spectacle! Adriana Lima‘s  was insane, while Chanel Iman‘s was much more . Anderson Cooper totally .2. Kate Middleton might be , but we’re just going to focus on her for now.3. Drug smugglers were busted for trafficking Manolo Blahniks made out of , and the government is the designer duds one woman bought with the $34 million she embezzled from her employer.4. The  for Duran Duran‘s “Girl Panic” is filled with supermodels. Perhaps Kate Moss‘s sister Lottie will  one day.5. A $4,000  from The Row is almost as unnecessary as an $8,450 .6. The Versace for H&M went off without a hitch, though the collaboration . We’re just jealous of the  who wore pieces from the collection to the show — and the  is nuts!7. Chloë Sevigny would be cool with Snooki . She also  Terry Richardson while dressed as Terry Richardson.8. There was tons of red carpet action this week. Celebs turned it out for the , the , the , and the .9. Marc Jacobs at Dior. However, he’ll flex his acting muscle as a in , and he plans to get a tattoo of his .10. The Olsens are Vogue‘s , while W for the Fannings. In related news, Dakota‘s fragrance ad got . 10 Important Things We Learned Last Week: October 2-8 by 12:33 pm, October 9th, 2011 ?1. We were : Jason Wu is with Target.2. Paris Fashion Week wrapped up! Chloë Sevigny closed the , and Kate Moss did the same at . Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Carine Roitfeld threw a , and there was an epic .3. Willow Smith is . And Beyoncé has a !4. The Olsens‘ $34,000 alligator backpack for The Row is . Anderson Cooper is about this.5. Some people think the Michelle Obama Target photo was , Woody Allen says she’s his , and the First Lady . In related news, Barack is Lady Gaga.6. Pippa Middleton wore a tacky , Kate‘s made a whole lot of money, and Princes William and Harry when they were tots. Alas, Queen Elizabeth is with Duchess Catherine covering Vogue.7. The world Steve Jobs by buying his signature .8. Kanye who trashed his first collection, but that didn’t stop from hating on it. Of course, Anna Dello Russo wore to McQueen.9. Gasp — the store with the worst customer service of all time — is .10. Karl Lagerfeld took us with Chanel and made us remember . He also thinks he and that .P.S. Do you ? 10 Important Things We Learned Last Week: October 23-30 by 12:19 pm, October 30th, 2011 What did you dress up as for Halloween? Check out our favorite , plus one very royal costume .While everyone was dressing up for Halloween, Courtney Stodden was showing us the wrong way to dress for a trip to the pumpkin patch. She later felt the need to . On national television.Someone tried to get us to believe that Ryan Gosling . And it turns out he does! Well. , anyway.All the magazine covers in the world came out this week! We saw on Glamour, on Style.com‘s print issue, on the cover of V, and landed the cover of Flaunt.Relatedly, Lindsay Lohan . La Lohan also apparently to be her style consultant. Guess what Apfel said?J.Crew president and creative director  got attention for  and her possible new . Fox Newstried to use this story to prove that J.Crew has an .We really appreciated one college’s  against racist Halloween costumes. Almost as much as we appreciated this video all of Urban Outfitters’ “Navajo” products.Kate Middleton exercised her at her first solo charity event. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth looked really steezy on her , but Prince Charles has never actually .Secy. of State Hillary Clinton made the mistake of . But don’t worry — Bill made some pretty back in the day.The red carpet got red hot this week! Check out in Giambattista Valli, in Chanel and in Kenzo. 10 Important Things We Learned Last Week: October 30-November 5 by 12:47 pm, November 6th, 2011 1. Celebrities of their Halloween costumes and then to . Some people think Amanda Knox‘s was insensitive, and Michelle Obama wore .2. Blake Lively loves , Alexa Chung thinks , and Mindy Kaling digs the .3. Courtney Stodden looks almost normalish .4. Kim Kardashian from Kris Humphries. Kris Jenner her daughter’s marriage, and Kim about the whole thing and then . Unfortunately for Vera Wang, herdoesn’t hit stores until next year. Also, Kim’s purses are .5. The Chloe Moretz is almost as great as the Harper’s Bazaar . 6. Cafe Press got rid of its offensive , Forever 21 sells , and Anthropologie has a .7. Justin Bieber thinks , while Lady Gaga covered the  and Madonna launched a for grownups.8. Model Carré Otis named the man who when she was 17