At times it seems that Fashion Week is a non-stop parade of sophistication, beautiful people clad in high-end apparel made by and for people who schedule items like “cocktail party” and “debutante ball” in their calendars. Then there’s the other kind of show — like the one from young designer Alexander Wang, which was scary, strong and beyond beautiful. Mary Alice Stephenson, America’s Most Smartest Model host and Harper’s Bazaar contributing fashion editor, gave us the lowdown on Wang, another winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award, which honors emerging designers. He showed his collection in an art gallery space appointed with a smoke machine, strobe light and dirty runway. The clothes were stage-ready, and his models all had attitude to spare. Spotted in the crowd were Wang’s business partner, model Erin Wasson, photographer Terry Richardson, and Alexandra Richardson, daughter of Keith. More after the jump.
VH1 News caught up with a slew of celebrities recently to get the red-carpet lowdown on who enjoys their stalkers — and why. Fans come along with the territory, but sometimes meeting them can be slightly disturbing. Spencer Pratt, one-half of the evilest duo on The Hills, told VH1 News that he met a four-year-old fan at the Denver airport recently and wondered what, exactly, a four-year-old would be doing watching his television program. Similarly, renowned porn star Jenna Jameson recalled a time when a fan made a Jenna Jameson collage (NSFW? We suspect so) and sent it to her as a tribute. Gross. But then there was sweet, sweet Ellen Page, who particularly enjoyed receiving a signed Patti Smith photograph a fan mailed her. The message? Keep your distance. Nobody likes a stalker, even if they sometimes seem like they do.
If you’re dying to see how the stars of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew have fared since the show wrapped, you’re in luck: a reunion for the show is being shot Monday, Feb. 25 in Los Angeles, and you can attend the taping. You must live in the Los Angeles area (or will be traveling to it at that time), and you must be 18 to attend the taping.
If you’re interested, you can request tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject of the email, please write “REUNION TICKET REQUEST” and in the body please include the following information:
1. Your full name
2. The number of tickets that you want (max. 2 tix per request)
3. Your phone number
4. A working email address
5. If you are comfortable telling us we would love to know if you have yourself been to rehab (We are looking to have a supportive community in the audience.)
6. How you heard about this live event (this blog, TV, another source, etc.)
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew show page
Everyone’s getting into the style game at Fashion Week. No longer content with just sitting front-row and having their pictures taken, select celebrities have started weighing in on their experiences at the show. Witness Rihanna, our favorite umbrella-slinging pop-tart, whose song-of-the-summer and severe new haircut have endeared her to millions across the globe. Rihanna’s currently guest-blogging for Elle.com. So far, it seems, she really enjoyed the Proenza Schouler show:
“Last night, Joe Zee and Robbie Myers [Elle‘s creative director and editor-in-chief respectively] brought me to the Proenza Schouler show and it was love at first sight. Joe made a quick introduction between Brooke Shields and me (they are old friends — he knows everyone!) and then we took our seats for the show. It was gorgeous — the sequins, the jewel tones — and definitely perfect for wearing on the red carpet.”
She goes on to note that she’s going to play the Gucci party tonight, which means there are going to be some very entertained suits and similarly happy fashion-types in Midtown. She’s a bundle of sunshine, that Rihanna.
In other celeb news, actress Joy Bryant is reportedly writing about the shows for C magazine. Man, the writers’ strike better end soon, or fashion journalists are going to be hard up for work. Seriously.
Last Friday, a few lucky seafarers and John Mayer set sail for a four-day cruise on the Mayercraft, a sea-worthy vessel if there ever was one, complete with performances, an ‘80s themed prom, and Mayer sporting a Borat banana-hammock of a swimsuit. Best Week Ever stowed away — check here for their full coverage.
Being the awesome folks that we are, we offered a free trip on the Mayercraft to one lucky lady, Kristan Harris, the winner of the VH1 Livin’ Suite on the Mayercraft Carrier contest, then sent her to work for us. After the jump, check out Ms. Harris’ interviews
with YOK artists Colbie Caillat and Brandi Carlile, and more pictures from the Mayercraft.
We’ve caught Josh Duhamel‘s dutchess sitting pretty at a ton of fashion shows here in NYC, where Fashion Week is in full swing. And while her outfits are looking quite cute and there’s not a pee stain to be found, we have to wonder, why is Fergie clad in constant eye-shade, and what is she hiding? That look is really not acceptable for any young starlet – no matter how many Olsens seem to think so. Is she trying to go incognito or are there just a couple of wrinkles gracing her face that need a cover? Maybe she’s just doing some undercover promo work for her local Sunglasses Hut. We asked Mary Alice Stephenson, America’s Most Smartest Model host and Harper’s Bazaar contributing fashion editor, to weigh in on Fergie’s latest looks – sunglasses and all. We’ve got her thoughts – and some pics of
Fergie’s Stacey Ferguson’s recent fashion dos – below the jump.
As we tiptoe ever closer to Hollywood and the beginning of the American Idol competition, the audition circuit heated up in Hotlanta. In terms of variety, ATL offered one of the most compelling audition shows yet, with the good, the bad and the tone deaf facing off to see who could be wittiest (not Nathan Hite), who could be prettiest (maybe Brooke Helvie, Miss South Florida Fair?), and who could be most glamorous (not any of the countless auditioners featured in the “Glamorous” montage). Let’s see, shall we?
The cause of Heath Ledger‘s mysterious death has finally been made public fifteen days after he was found dead in his New York City apartment. The city’s medical examiner’s office revealed that the official cause was an accidental drug overdose, after “acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine.”
His ex-fiancee Michelle Williams and their two-year old daughter Matilda have joined Heath’s family this week in Australia to attend the actor’s funeral. Today his father released a second statement, celebrating Heath as “a loving father, as our devoted son, and as a loyal and generous brother and friend.” He also commented on the autopsy results, stating, “While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath’s accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage.”
And now, he can rest in peace.
Late yesterday afternoon the details of the restraining order against Brit’s BFF Sam Lutfi were revealed, and man is there some ugly sh*t going on. We’ve broken down the long and the short of it for you, depending on how much Brit-news you can handle. To read the full document – including Lynne Spears‘ lengthy statement – click here.
The short of it: Sam Lutfi is a crazy dude who controls Britney.
The long of it (based on Lynne’s declaration):
- He has “inserted himself” into Brit’s life, home and finances.
- Britney doesn’t lock her house and has zero security. Smart.
- Sam has disabled all of the starlet’s cars and home phones, and hides her cell phone chargers.
- He verbally bashed Britney the night before her hospitalization, saying that she was an unfit mother and a “piece of trash and a whore.” Ouch.
- The paparazzi reports to Sam and he had them drive Britney around to get her away from her family.
- Sam tells Britney that her boyfriend Adnan is gay.
- Britney, at times was so anxious that she cleaned the house and changed her outfits – and the outfits of her three dogs – numerous times.
- She also spoke like “a little girl” and asked what insomnia was.
- Sam confessed to grinding up Britney’s pills – including Risperdol and Seroquel – and putting them in her food.
- Adnan informed Lynne that Sam will hide Britney’s dog and then pretend to find it after she gets upset, so he looks like “her savior.”
- Britney went in and out of her British accent, cried, and asked for her father the night her mother was with her.
Looks like the short of it was all we needed: Sam Lutfi is a crazy dude who controls Britney – he’s even admitted to giving her “a handful of pills.” But after this massive wave of info, there’s still one thing that remains unclear – why is Britney currently obsessed with dudes rocking chin landing strips?
John Mayer Embraces his Inner Borat
The singer with a sense of humor jogged around his Mayercraft cruise ship in only a “Borat” bathing suit. The guy’s got balls – literally. [DListed]
Michelle Williams Arrives in Australia for Funeral
The actress and her daughter are down under for the private funeral of her ex-fiancee Heath Ledger. [Us]
J. Lo’s Twins: Two Brats are Better Than One
As if we already didn’t know – the singer is knocked up with two tots. Twice the baby bling! [People]