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Tuesday, October 31, 2006



Tomorrow I will be sure to post pictures of the boys in their costumes, the pumpkins that we carved (and glittered), as well as pictures from the decorating that we did to our building and all of the fun from our block Halloween festival!

Monday, October 30, 2006

dead weight

Did you hear the one about Reese Witherspoon - how she went on a crash diet and finally lost all of that dead (and gay, don't forget gay) weight?

According to TMZ -

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe have separated. The couple's rep released a statement to TMZ Monday morning that says "We are saddened to announce that Reese & Ryan have decided to formally separate. They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time."

Sources tell TMZ Witherspoon has contacted celebrity divorce lawyer Robert Kaufman, who has represented Jennifer Aniston, Roseanne and Lisa Marie Presley.

Sources say Witherspoon spoke with Kaufman about divorcing Ryan Phillippe, her husband of seven years. The couple has two children. They met at Witherspoon's 21st birthday party.

As for why Witherspoon contacted Kaufman, we're told it was not triggered by one event. Rather, one connected source says it was "cumulative." Divorce papers have not yet been filed.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

do we smell a comeback?

Whitney Houston was out on the town last night with Clive Davis, at the 17th Mercedes-Benz Carousel of Hope Ball. God only knows what her voice sounds like these days, but she looks fantastic. Who knows - maybe the biggest star will have the biggest comeback afterall. Here's hoping.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown

I hope that you all remembered to watch It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown last night on ABC. Much like carving pumpkins, baking pumpkin seeds, and watching the Roseanne Halloween episodes, watching The Great Pumpkin is one of the things that I do each and every Halloween. I don't think that I have missed a one - yet it somehow gets better with each year.

In case you missed out last night, here it is in its entirety...

Friday, October 27, 2006

that god damn crocodile hunter

Ok now - people really need to stop getting so fucking twisted everytime a new South Park episode airs. Yes, they are many times in poor taste - but isn't that the thing about South Park - poor taste? I mean, if you're offended then you should change the channel. Seriously people, freedom of speech - look it up!

According to CNN -

The cartoon series "South Park" has never been shy of courting controversy, but its latest episode has caused outrage by featuring the recently deceased Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Swearing and random death and destruction are staples of the cartoon, which has been broadcast since 1997. Irwin, killed by a stingray's barb while snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in September is the latest celebrity to be lampooned by the show.

The episode, aired in the U.S. earlier this week, shows Satan preparing to host a Halloween fancy dress party. Other guests include Princess Diana, Hitler and rapper Notorious B.I.G. Critics have been appalled by the Irwin character's depiction in a bloodstained shirt and with a stingray still attached to his chest. (I-Report: What do you think?)

John Beyer of UK TV watchdog Mediawatch said: "This is such bad taste and the makers of 'South Park' should review their decision to show it. Steve's family are still grieving." To lampoon somebody's death like that is unacceptable and so soon after the event is grossly insensitive.''

'South Park' maker Comedy Central defended the episode. A spokesperson for the company said: "It has offended people in the past and probably will again. Regular watchers would not be shocked."

The show holds the record for the most swear words spoken in one program, and regularly takes pot-shots at celebrities and makes fun of politics and religion. Some tamer examples include George Clooney, mocked for his politically motivated Oscar acceptance speech, and lampooning Tom Cruise and John Travolta for their belief in Scientology. One episode with a depiction of a bleeding Virgin Mary so upset the Catholic Church that it was pulled from repeats of the series.

skinny = pretty

People reported last night that my forever-boo, Miss Nicole Richie (affectionately referred to as NicRichie) just entered a clinic in order to gain some weight. I for one feel both disappointed and betrayed by this decision - I mean, if I could think of one thing that the world does not need, it would be another fat person. Damn you, NicRichie!

According to People Magazine -
"Nicole Richie has decided to undergo diagnostic treatment to determine why she's not been putting on any weight," her rep tells PEOPLE in a statement. "She is working with a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition. It is important to Nicole that she achieves this goal in a healthy way as this is not a treatment for an eating disorder."

Richie's thinness has been the subject of much debate – which she addressed in May when she told Vanity Fair magazine, "I know I'm too thin right now. I'm not happy with the way I look right now." She also said at the time that she was consulting with a nutritionist and a doctor, but blamed her weight loss in part on the breakup with her then-fiance, Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein.

"She's tired of everyone saying you don't eat, because she does," a source close to Richie tells PEOPLE. "She wants to gain weight. It wasn't anyone saying you have to go do this – it wasn't an intervention. It was her saying I'm tired of people saying this about me, I'm going to go get some tests. It was a personal decision."

Richie, 25, is starring in the fifth season of The Simple Life and will resume filming, as scheduled, in mid-November.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

red high heels

Remember that little piece of trailor trash, Kellie Pickler - the dumb blonde from this past season of American Idol? Well it turns out that she is the first of this cycle to put out an album. Her freshman album, 'Small Town Girl' hits the stores this coming Tuesday - on Halloween. Scary, huh?

The first single from the album is called, of all things, Red High Heels. No, I'm not kidding - and there's already a video for it. I'll be interested to see how her album performs on the charts (the country charts, that is). I mean, I won't be terribly surprised if it does quite well. Check out the video...

antm 7 - episode 5

I realize that I've been seriously lagging behind in my America's Next Top Model recaps, so I'm going to attempt to catch myself up. Last week's photo shoot was based on the theme of celebrity couples. Each girl was photographed twice - once as the man and once as the woman, and then the photographs were spliced together. Here are the photos ranked according to my preference - from my favorite to my least.

Melrose (Donald Trump and Melania Knauss)

CariDee (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie)

Brooke (Britty Peers and her cheetos and PopoZao)

Amanda (Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore)

Anchal (Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham)

Michelle (Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi)

Jaeda (Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston)

Eugena (Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z)

AJ (Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez)

Landing in the bottom two were AJ and Jaeda - with AJ eventually getting the boot. I must say that I was slightly shocked to see her go - and just a few days after I had declared my love for her. Meanwhile, I think that both Jaeda and Eugena are total dead weight - and the producers have only kept them on for this long because all the other bitches are white. Hey, it is UPN (er The CW) afterall. I'm just sayin'.

oh, naomi

Jesus H., is she fucking serious with this? I mean, this is like the 9th time in the past few months that this bitch has attacked someone, and the third time that I have blogged about it (here are one and two). I don't know, but if it were me, and I had like 19 assault and battery lawsuits pending, I might consider keeping my hands to myself.

According to CNN -

Naomi Campbell has been arrested and questioned by police in London after a woman alleged the supermodel assaulted her. Campbell was taken to a central London station for questioning on Wednesday after the assault allegation. The Press Association said Campbell, who has appeared on the covers of Vogue and countless other fashion magazines, was released later on bail.

A police spokesman told CNN a 36-year-old woman had been detained Wednesday afternoon after an allegation of assault. Campbell's spokesman told PA he believed the incident was a misunderstanding that would be quickly resolved.

Campbell has faced allegations of assault before. The London-born model appeared in a New York court earlier this year to face allegations that she threw a phone at a maid. In 2003, the model was sued by a former administrative assistant who alleged that Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum two years earlier in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel. In February 2000, Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating another assistant while making a film in Canada in 1998.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

madonna on oprah

Madonna will be addressing all of the rumors surrounding that fucking adoption, this afternoon on Oprah. Personally, I am headed to the gym - my new thing - Sweatin' to the Oprah.

If you're interested in reading more about the controversy and Madonna's response, you can via Oprah's website...

he's drinking again

You know, I find these days that I can't even watch W. when he gives his little addresses. The last time that he superseded my goddamn morning television with one of his rose garden press conferences, I found myself immediately changing the channel. This morning, as I ate my oatmeal, Martha and I were rudely interrupted yet again.

As I said, I can't bear to watch this man, but from what I have read over the past few days it seems that he and his administration suddenly have an exit strategy for Iraq. So rather than "stay the course" they are now planning to, what's that called - oh yeah, "cut and run." And the elections are less than two weeks away - how convenient!

He really must be drinking again... if he thinks that anyone is buying his tired song and dance.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

she's so outrageous!

Anna Anna Anna Anna Anna Wintour - she's so outrageous!


vote or look like uneducated trash!

With election day nearly upon us (two weeks from today), politicians have started to turn up the heat. For the past few days everyone has been buzzing about John Spencer's comments about Hilary. He supposedly made the comment that she has had millions of dollars worth of surgery, and that she used to be quite ugly. He was quoted by the Daily News as having said - "You ever see a picture of her back then? Whew. I don't know why Bill married her." Meanwhile, as if old William J. hit the genetic jackpot himself... and has anyone seen a picture of Spencer? He has more wrinkles than a shar pei.

Vajayjays have also been in a twist over a campaign commercial for Claire McCaskill (the Missouri Democratic candidate for the Senate). McCaskill's belief in the need for stem cell research has been at the forefront of her agenda, and Michael J. Fox recently filmed a commercial for her campaign. So here's the thing - with all of their talk that the Democrats exploit Michael J. Fox, Republicans can just suck it! I will say, however - that watching this commercial does make me feel slightly uncomfortable.

In conclusion I would just like to say that I think that they should ammend that whole "Vote or Die!" slogan. I think it makes much more sense as "Vote or look like uneducated trash!".

project runway auctions

Ok, so I know that season 3 of Project Runway ended nearly a week ago, but I am still finding reasons to post about it, so bear with me! If anyone is interested, the garments from the designers Olympus collections are currently on the auction block - via the Bravo website. Each of the designers' signature pieces are up for grabs - Laura's gunmetal gown with the beading and velvet chartreuse belt, Uli's crazy green print dress, Jeffrey's emerald and silver striped party dress, and Michael's hideous animal print on animal print on animal print urban safari nightmare dress.

If you're a Laura fan, you can bid on the nude turtleneck dress with the beading - which I thought was perhaps the most understated, yet stunning piece that she put down the runway. It would be great for a holiday party - maybe over a pair of jeans, ladies. Any Uli fans out there might want one of her zebra print caftans. They're also auctioning Jeffrey's red and white polka dot dress, and one of Michael's tragic lace-up concoctions.

If you're interested in bidding on something from these collections, or if you just want to see how the auction is going - check it out here.

Monday, October 23, 2006

madge and her malawian

Ok - I am so god damn sick of hearing about Madonna and that fucking child that she adopted, or stole... or whatever. Now let me be the first to say - good for that kid... that he'll have a privileged upbringing yada yada yada - but I just can't shake the notion that the entire thing was motivated by some narcissistic quest for attention. I mean, we've seen what happens when Anus Jolie treks the globe, plucking children from villages on every continent.

All that being said, what I find even more annoying, is the media blitz surrounding the entire thing - and how the child's father keeps flip flopping, and is now pretending as if he had just dropped his son off at the orphanage to be babysat or something. As if, now that Madonna wants the kid, he's suddenly this huge commodity. I don't know - the whole things is just Bizarre - with a capital B. If I were Madonna I would tell everyone to go fuck themselves. If you're at all interested in this ongoing saga (ie if you're a homosexual), be sure to set your Tivo to record Madge's appearance on Wednesday's Oprah.

waste of a human being

"[Anna] waits forever to bury him [her deceased son, Daniel] and two days after he dies, she's selling pictures of him to the tabloids and I'm thinking, 'What a freaking waste of a human being, my sister is.'"

- Anna Nicole Smith's sister, Danna Hogan

Sunday, October 22, 2006

shut the fuck up!

Of course you remember a few weeks ago when, during a concert at Madison Square Garden, Barbra Streisand yelled at a heckler - telling him to "Shut the fuck up!" Well now it seems that some New York dj took those sound bytes and put together a song.

I don't know too much about dance clubs, but I'm sure that somewhere downtown a bunch of shirtless queens with their arms in the air, are dancing around to this. Check it out here - and download it to your ipod. You know you want to...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

clooney outtakes

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the George Clooney / Gemma Ward photo shoot in the November issue of Vanity Fair - the one that prompted the J'adore Gemma post. Anyway, here are a few of the outtakes from that shoot - the first is gorgeous, but I particularly enjoy the second photo.

I mean, between that orange tan, the faggy loafers with no socks and the crate that he was forced to stand on... how emasculating. They didn't style this shoot as an homage to Cary Grant for nothin'!

Friday, October 20, 2006

keith urban and his country cocaine

So here's the thing - from day one I opposed the Nicole Kidman / Keith Urban joint venture. I mean, my many reasons go without saying, but the two are simply an odd fit. Now word has come that Nic's hot mess of a husband has entered drug rehab for a cocaine addiction. So not a good look, Nicole. Here's a question - what goes with Balenciaga? The answer - not Keith Urban and his country cocaine.

According to CNN -
Keith Urban has checked himself into a rehabilitation treatment center, less than four months after the Grammy-winning country singer's marriage to actress Nicole Kidman. Urban released a statement Friday that said he entered rehab Thursday night with his wife by his side.

"I deeply regret the hurt this has caused Nicole and the ones that love and support me," Urban said in the statement. Urban, who turns 39 on October 26, has publicly acknowledged a former addiction to cocaine.

"One can never let one's guard down on recovery, and I'm afraid that I have. With the strength and unwavering support I am blessed to have from my wife, family and friends, I am determined and resolved to a positive outcome."

Breaking up with Lenny Kravitz was her first mistake - marrying this hot mess country anus was the second. BLOWN!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

just repugnant

In an interview with Us Weekly, Tim Gunn recently dished some dirt, giving his opinion on a number of things - including celebrity style, and which it girls "make it work".

Of Kate Hudson -

“She’s someone who, generally speaking, looks great,” says Gunn. “It’s a matter of dressing appropriately for wherever it is you’re going.”

Of Chicken of the Sea -
“Why is she a celebrity?” Gunn wonders about the Employee of the Month star, whom he says is sometimes fashionable, sometimes horrendous. “But, boy, is she photographed all the time!”
Of Sarah Jessica Parker -
“I love her,” gushes Gunn, adding that Parker would be a “fabulous” guest judge of a future season of Project Runway. “She always looks beautifully put-together, but she’s not like somebody’s dress-up doll. I think she really weighs in on her stylists’ decisions.”
Of Britty Peers and her cheetos -

“Aside from looking as though she’s just been dragged out from under a truck that tried to run her over, she always looks like she’s in need of personal hygiene,” snipes Gunn about the new mom of two. “The whole package to me is just repugnant. Ugh!”

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

project runway season 3 finale

Tonight is the finale of my absolute favorite show - Project Runway, and I'm ready to make my prediction as to who will win this season. Going in to Olympus Fashion Week it was pretty clear that Michael Knight was the favorite. He gained rave reviews throughout the season, and very much seemed like the judges' favorite. As soon as I saw the photos of his collection last month, I knew that there was no way in hell that he could possibly win. I mean, I loved him all season, but there are no words (at least good ones) for what he sent down the runway last month!

Now anyone who has been following my blog knows that I have been pulling for Laura Bennett since day one. I mean, I love everything about this woman - and the collection that she showed at the Bryant Park tents was impeccable. Her detractors will say that it was too predictable and not cutting edge - but each time I look at her garments, I fall more and more in love. As far as her accusation that Jeffrey outsourced his sewing, I feel pretty confident that she is spot on - and the answer was in his response. Had he not cheated, he would have flipped his shit when confronted by the rest of the group.

That said, my feelings are that, as Tim Gunn said, it is next to impossible to prove something like that - and as much as the Bravo editing might lead the viewers to believe that Jeffrey is in danger of showing, I guarantee that they won't be able to prove a god damn thing. I mean, if someone is going to have the balls to cheat in such an obvious way, they're going to be damn sure that they have their asses (receipts, in this case) covered. So here's my prediction - it goes without saying that Michael is auf wiedersehen'd. In light of the accusation and supposed cheating scandal, Laura and Michael cancel eachother out. That said, the prize will likely go to Uli. Her collection was fine and all, but she had the secret weapon - her model, Nazri!

I ask you - in all three seasons of Project Runway has there every been a model as hot as Nazri? Obviously not. Of the nine episodes in which she was used, Nazri won four of the challenges, and came in a very close second in two others. She won both challenges that involved a prize for the model - the icon challenge that Michael won, and the final challenge with Uli. She is clearly the secret weapon - and that is my prediction. Congratulations Uli... or Jeffrey. Come to think of it, maybe Jeffrey will win...hmmm...

To see photos (and my take) on the collections of the final four designers - click here for Laura Bennett, Uli Herzner, Michael Knight and Jeffrey Sebelia.

le rêve

I assume at this point that most of you have heard of the recent scandal involving casino magnate, Steve Wynn and the 1932 Picasso painting known as Le Rêve, or The Dream. Before I go into specifics about what actually happened a few weeks ago, let me get all Former Art History Major and quickly set the stage - as far as the importance of this painting is concerned.

In the fall of 1997 Christie's auctioned off a collection of modern and contemporary art which, all told brought in $206.5 million - the largest take for a single session art auction in history. The artwork in question included major pieces by Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Eva Hesse and Frank Stella to name a few - and was one of the most famous private, American art collections. The proprietors of the collection were Victor and Sally Ganz, a high profile New York couple. Mr. Ganz ran D. Lisner & Company, his family's costume jewelry business, and was a former Trustee and Vice President of the Whitney Museum.

The painting that brought in the most from that auction was Picasso's Le Rêve, a portrait of his mistress, Marie-Therese Walter. In 1941 the Ganzes purchased the painting for $7,000. Before it was put up on the block, it's pre-auction estimate was set at $30 million. After a substantial bidding war, an anonymous caller won the painting - paying $48.4 million. This was more than double what was paid two years earlier for Le Miroir - another 1932 Picasso portrait of the same woman. To say the least, $48.4 million was a bit of a shock to the art community because nothing from that decade had fetched anything even close to that number. It also considerably progressed the buying market for Picasso paintings. As it turns out, the anonymous winner of Le Rêve was the casino magnate Steve Wynn, whose own private art collection includes numerous Picasso paintings as well as major works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Matisse, Gauguin and even Warhol.

Of Wynn's many pieces of art, Le Rêve is his favorite - so much so that he nearly named his new Las Vegas hotel after it. He eventually decided to name the hotel after himself, but decided to name the hotel's Cirque de Soleil show after the beloved painting. Fastforward to this month. Steve Wynn had just engineered a deal with Steven Cohen, a prominent art collector to whom he planned on selling the painting for $139 million. This deal would have surpassed the recent sale of Klimt's 1907 portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer I. by $4 million, to become the most expensive painting ever sold.

Cohen is a
hedge fund manager, who has made the news in the past few years for the voracity with which he has taken the art world by storm - paying huge sums of money for some serious art. Most recently he made the news for his acquisition of Damien Hirst's shark - the one that is completely deteriorating, and in need of some major restoration.

A few weekends ago, Bawbwa Wawas was visiting Las Vegas with some girlfriends including Nora Ephron and Georgette Mosbacher. The ladies were staying at Steve Wynn's eponymous hotel and were led by Steve on a private tour of his art collection. While he showed the ladies his prized Le Rêve, Wynn told the ladies about the deal that he had just put together with Cohen. According to a recent blog post by Nora Ephron -
He raised his hand to show us something about the painting -- and at that moment, his elbow crashed backwards right through the canvas. There was a terrible noise.

Wynn stepped away from the painting, and there, smack in the middle of Marie-Therese Walter's plump and allegedly-erotic forearm, was a black hole the size of a silver dollar - or, to be more exactly, the size of the tip of Steve Wynn's elbow -- with two three-inch long rips coming off it in either direction. Steve Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that damages peripheral vision, but he could see quite clearly what had happened.

"Oh shit," he said. "Look what I've done."

Yeah, oh shit - look what you've done! Needless to say, the $139 million deal is off. Wynn apparently took this as a sign, and has decided to keep the painting. An art restorer currently has the painting and has said that when he is done with his work (in 6-8 weeks), that no one will ever be able to tell. If you're interested in reading more about this kerfuffle, check out this article in The New Yorker. Now please excuse me - I need to go cut myself.