Monday, October 19, 2009

Five Four Holiday 2009 Campaign featuring Cory Monteith

I'm sure you have all seen Fox's hit show GLEE this season. Cory Monteith is one of the stars of the show. As far as modeling is concerned, we say don't quit your day job! Shot by Marco Bollinger, Cory looks awkward and kind of unattractive in the campaign, particularly in the shoeless shot. We're shocked they would even let that photo in the campaign at all! He looks like he has a double chin! He's trying too hard in the picture with the shades, but we like the other photo in the dark jacket. [Images courtesy of Five Four.]

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

The best lines from Betty's makeover premiere episode!

ABC’s Ugly Betty may have moved to a new night, but you know what has stayed the same? The abundance of wonderful, quippy lines from the sweet dramedy. Last night, Ugly Betty premiered in its new Friday night home—and Betty premiered her new look as an associate features editor. Since the episode was two hours, there was an insane amount of great bites, which I just couldn’t help but share with you. (Just you wait—there are tons!) Here are some of my faves: “Figure we got to break out the labels for your first day of high school. Can’t afford college now, but at least you’ll be styling!” —Hilda, about the Gucci shirt her son Justin is wearing to his first day of high school “Morning! I come bearing dry cleaning—extra plastic for the landfills. Just like you like it.” —Marc, dropping dry cleaning off at his boss Willy’s apartment “No, Marc, you can’t use my bathroom. No one uses my bathroom, not even me!” —Willy, during Marc’s visit to her apartment “We will blow up that bridge when we get to it.” —Willy, after Marc asks what they’ll do if she gets fired from Mode “I am an attractive, intelligent, confident associate features editor.” —Betty, on her first day as an editor at Mode, echoing the statement she made on her first day at the magazine three years before “That’s adorable. You thought an associate editor would get her own office? I just wanna eat you up.” —Betty’s coworker and office mate, Megan “Get away from me, you bloated troll.” —Amanda, after Marc caught her talking to Betty “Wake up and smell the aromatherapy, Betty! Being an assistant is boot camp. Being an editor is war. You have your allies, you have your enemies. Oftentimes, you can’t tell which is which.” —Willy, giving advice to Betty in the steam room “Oh, and malaria—really?! Like I would ever put disease-ridden poor people in the pages of this magazine.” —Willy, about Betty’s feature idea on malaria “Well, I supposed I shouldn’t have tried to blackmail Claire. But in my defense, it’s hardly the worst thing I’ve done to the woman. Though she really is less of a woman, at this point, than something you use to scare crows or children.” —Willy, bad-mouthing her boss Claire while thinking that she’s going to get fired from Mode “I’m sorry. All those facelifts must have affected your speech. What do you say?” —Willy, after Claire tells her that she wants her to stay on at Mode “Betty’s waddling around here somewhere. Last I saw she was tossing carbs around the office with wild abandon!” —Marc, to Justin when he stops by Mode “That’s a muffin! You can’t call a tape dispenser with a muffin!” —Marc, to Betty, who acts like she’s picking up Marc’s fake, avoiding phone call “You take that back! I am beautiful!” —Amanda, after Marc calls her “brilliant” “Oh Marc! You think this is my first extortion-slash-secret-takeover? Please!” —Willy, as she and Marc plot to get her back on top at Mode “Well, first of all, I had fries last night, so they’ll be no lunch today.” —Marc, after Justin asks if he wants to get lunch “Sorry, Betty, I’ll just aim for a cankle!” —Amanda, during the dream sequence when all of the Mode staff was hunting after Betty “So I was at The Gates last night and that dad from Jon & Kate Plus 8 was there—I think his name is Ben. Anyway, he was totally hitting on me, of course. And P.S. Plus 8? More like Plus 4.” —Helen, talking to new BFF Amanda “Um, Bloandre the Giant is over there. I think she wants to talk to you.” —Marc, to Amanda, about new Mode temp Helen “Old people usually scare me because they remind me of death and all. But I like you. You’re like a giant, knobby shade tree.” —Amanda, to older new Mode temp Helen “I can do you one better. I can take you to the closet, where we can steal clothes.” —Amanda, after new Mode temp Helen asks for directions to the place where she’s working “I said ‘OK’! Don’t make me take it back because the sound of your voice is annoying me!” —Willy, to Betty, who’s pitching a feature on malaria “I’m not worried. Someone will marry me. Or make me a part of their entourage. Oh, oh, or make a reality show about me! It’s all good.” —Helen, telling Amanda what she’s going to do with her life “Mandi, we’ve discussed this. When your looks start to go, we are buying you new ones.” —Marc, to Amanda “Punching out your employees? Even I know not to do that in public, Daniel!” —Willy, after Daniel clocks Matt “You got a delivery while you were out. I signed for it, so I hope it’s nothing illegal.” —Betty’s office mate Megan


'Wild Things' is king with $32.5 mil

After a long and troubled production, Warner Bros.’ Where the Wild Things Are found its supper waiting, and it was hot to the tune of $32.5 million, according to early estimates by Box Office. The movie was easily the best debut for acclaimed director Spike Jonze, whose two previous films, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, ended their domestic runs at $22.9 million and $22.5 million, respectively. All eyes will be watching to see how much Wild Things, with its reported $80 million budget, drops next weekend. The film earned a relatively solid “B+” grade from CinemaScore moviegoers, but some families may be staying away as the movie jumped only 2 percent from Friday to Saturday.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Harry Potter Star Struggles To Complete Filming

Dame Maggie Smith, who plays Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter series, has been battling cancer since 2007, yet she has vowed to "stagger through" the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She's surely a trooper! "The cancer was hideous. It takes the wind out of your sails and I don’t know what the future holds, if anything. You feel so ghastly, you wouldn’t mind dying a lot of the time," divulged the actress. "The last couple of years have been a write-off, though I’m beginning to feel like a person now. My energy is coming back. Shit happens. I ought to pull myself together a bit.” Chemotherapy left her weak and ill, yet she pulled through the Half Blood Prince without any sign to the audience that she was ill. “I was hairless. I had no problem getting the wig on," she says. "I was like a boiled egg. The chemotherapy made me feel horribly sick. I was holding onto railings, thinking, ‘I can’t do this.’” The woman is unstoppable!!! Hope she's well and getting some well deserved rest!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

RIP Irving Penn

The prolific and preeminent fashion photographer Irving Penn died Wednesday morning in his Manhattan home at the age of 92. Penn, whose work has long been hailed as visionary, is survived by his son, Tom, his stepdaughter, Mia Fonssagrives Solow, his younger brother (acclaimed director) Arthur, and his nine grandchildren. Penn's body of work spanned various publications, but he worked most notably with Vogue since 1942. His photos have also been exhibited at various museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Chicago Art Institute, the Morgan Library & Museum, The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Art, among others. His work will not soon be forgotten.

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Video | Skyburial Featuring Roman Ivancic

Clad in black and white, Ford’s Roman Ivancic stars in a short film by Jason Last entitled “Skyburial”. With art direction and styling by Jaime Rubiano, Roman wears clothes from the current collections of Lanvin and Emanuel Ungaro.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Marc Jacobs Is OK With Knock-Offs!

Marc Jacobs may design for Louis Vuitton, but that doesn't mean he has the same views as the legal department when it comes to knock-offs. In fact it's the complete opposite! In an interview with Teen Vogue the designer had this to say about seeing strangers wearing his designs: To me, it's the greatest compliment. Even when I see a copy, something that's inspired by something I've done, it's a rewarding feeling. Because that's why I do what I do. It was never my desire to revolutionize fashion, to make clothes that could be in a museum. I want to create clothes that have a certain style, but I want to see them used. I want to see people enjoy the things I've made. Maybe the suits do see it as a compliment. A compliment with a nice price tag attached to it!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

What's Wrong With Ugly Betty That They Keep Postponing It?

Seriously?! If you were looking forward to watching the premiere episode of Ugly Betty next week, sorry, it ain't happening! It's been pushed back AGAIN to October 16th, when fans will get a two-hour season premiere. It's better be good; you all have waited this long!

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New Mika!

Check out his just-released video for Blame It On The Girls (above)!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Do It Like Madonna: Joachim Baldauf For Paper Planes

Photographer Joachim Baldauf and his captivating new editorial for Paper Planes magazine. ‘You Know You Can Do It’ features Austrian top model Michael Gstoettner and a very Madonna-looking Veza. The styling is by Claudia Hoffmann. Sexy… kinky… and just fantastic!

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Kristen Stewart Covers ‘Interview Magazine’ October/November 2009

Twilight star Kristen Stewart brings the magic back on the October/November 2009 cover of Interview Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Issue. LOVE the cover. LOVE! The 19-year-old actress was interview by actor Dennis Hooper, who just happened to be hospitalized yesterday. She even talks to Hooper’s six-year-old daughter Galen. So cute! When asked if it bothers her to see herself in the tabloids, Kristen says, “There’s nothing you can do about it, to be honest. I don’t leave my hotel room—literally, I don’t. I don’t talk to anybody about my personal life, and maybe that perpetuates it, too. But it’s really important to own what you want to own and keep it to yourself. That said, the only way for me not to have somebody know where I went the night before is if I didn’t go out at all. So that’s what I’m trading. It depends what mood I’m in. Some nights, I think, ‘You know what? I don’t care. I’m just going to do what I want to do.’ Then the next day I think, ‘Ugh. Now everyone thinks I’m going out to get the attention’ But it’s like, no, I actually, for a second, thought that maybe I could be like a normal person.” Read more:

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Ugly Betty’ Season 4

Check out the bright and fun new Season 4 promos for ABC’s hit show Ugly Betty. The season premiere episode “The Butterfly Effect” airs on Friday (October 16) @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC. Betty (America Ferrera) starts her new job as associate features editor and deals with resentful co-workers; bullies prey on Justin (Mark Indelicato); Wilhelmina (Vanessa Williams) harbors a secret; Daniel’s distress takes its toll, while Betty tries to run her own Mode photo shoot. Read more:

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Alex Dunstan by Hedi Slimane

What can I possibly say about these images? Visual poetry. It’s Alex Dunstan by Hedi Slimane, captured for the second time

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Ed Westwick stars on the cover of the new Winter/Spring 09/10 issue of Arena Homme Plus.

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