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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The pretty boys were joined by director Andrew Adamson and producer Mark Johnson.
Prince Caspian was pulled in an estimated $28.6M this weekend, second behind Indiana Jones. It was the worst gross in nine years for the second place film over Memorial Day weekend. The film is (unfortunately) not expected to make not even half what The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe made. YIKES!
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
- Canvas and cowhide weekender, $350, sandstormkenya.com
- Jitney canvas weekender, $58, urbanoutfitters.com
- Kensi leather travel bag, $1,195, available at Bally NYC, (212) 751-9082
- Leather overnight bag, $2,700, vuitton.com
- Wax cotton/leather Travel Explorer bag, $259, barbour.com
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Olga Sherer by Meisel in yet another Lanvin campaign for her, Meisel also did the Fall Winter 2007/08 campaign with her.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
They did it! As anticipated by spoiler-hunters for weeks, ABC's hit soap "Desperate Housewives" jumped time in the concluding moments of last night's 2-hour 4th season finale (#416-417) revealing a somewhat different Wisteria Lane.
Many of the rumors were true - Bree is now a successful Marta Stewart-type celebrity whose affairs are managed by her gay son Andrew.
I also heard a rumor that either Bob or Lee would be gone, and Andrew would be dating the one who stays (since Bob loves the suburbs I presume it would be him), but we'll have to wait till September to see if that one's true. Bree has however forgiven Orson and she is happy with him.
Lynette may have put an end to Kayla's antics, but her teenage twins have turned into delinquents. We knew those two would always wreak havoc, so it is only logical the show would continue to explore their problematic coming of age.
It'll be fun to see the twins the producers cast over the summer to take over the roles. I would guess the young actors who played them were among those who had to leave the show. At least as series regulars.
Katherine remains on the show and that's a good thing. Dana Delany has been a wonderful addition to 'Desperate Housewives' (has she actually replaced Edie, or is Nicolette Sheridan's hilarious character coming back in the fall?).
Gabrielle's bloated appearance and being a parent to twin girls is just the sort of a comic twist you could imagine befall the self-obsessed material girl. Is Carlos still by her side?
Finally, Gale Harold's ("Queer as Folk") character did (as spoilers claimed) turn out to be Susan's new husband (and no, that wasn't Nathan Fillion as some of those stereotypical magazine-flipping and chips-munching casual viewers may have thought).
The questions remain - what happened to Mike? Is he dead? Who's the new guy? How did Susan meet him? I hear he may be the focus of next year's big mystery. Is he just an obstacle to Susan reuniting with Mike, the love of her life, in the big series finale in 2011 (which I guess would depict events in 2016)?
It's hard to tell by those 3 minutes whether this was a brilliant move on the part of the writers, or the moment which will be remembered as the time when "Desperate Housewives" "jumped the shark."
It will all depend on the execution in the fall and whether the viewers actually care to find out how the ladies got to the point where they are in 2013 (through a series of flashbacks which could still employ some of the actors who left the show).
In any event, I'll be happy to revisit Bree "The Celebrity Mom," Lynette "The Delinquents' Mom," Gabby "The Fatty Mom," and Susan "The Remarried Mom," all living on Wisteria Lane in 2013.
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
1. If you're sporting several shades of khaki at once, alter the shades. You don't want to look like you're in uniform.
2. What to wear with khaki? Black or white. You can't go wrong.
3. Wear your khaki gear now. It's a color best suited for summer.
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Friday, May 16, 2008
Eva Longoria Parker (in Atelier Versace) joins Indian actress Aishwarya Rai and French actress Rachida Brakni at the opening night ceremony and premiere of the film, Cate Blanchett strikes a fierce pose in Armani Prive during the opening ceremony and the screening of Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles‘ film Blindness at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival on Wendesday in Cannes, France.
The 61st edition of Cannes, whose jury is led by Sean Penn, has a strong Latin American contingent, with Brazil’s twice Oscar-nominated Fernando Meirelles opening the festival with his philosophical thriller, Blindness. Blindness is based on a book by Nobel winner Jose Saramago of Portugal and raises questions about human nature and the fragility of society.
“It’s as if civilization was built on a thin layer of ice that could crack at any moment,” director Fernando Meirelles said at a news conference. “It’s a metaphor on all the ills of the 20th century.”
Other pictures include Eva, 33, the day before at the opening dinner of Cannes Film Festival and shopping ‘Mercedia’ shoes on Rue de Antibes.
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Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are transposed from a country railway station to an island in Narnia when young Prince Caspian X - who is heir to the throne at Cair Paravel, and is in danger in a battle against the Telmarine seige of Narnia - has blown Queen Susan's magic horn. King Miraz (Caspian's Uncle), a tyrant who murdered Caspian's father (Caspian IX), has claimed the throne. After Miraz's wife Queen Prunaprismia gave birth to a son, Miraz planned to kill off Caspian X. However, young Prince Caspian managed to escape into Old Narnia and unite with "the creatures that lived in hiding." With the help of Glenstorm the Centaur, Trufflehunter (a loyal badger), Trumpkin (a skeptical but dedicated dwarf), Reepicheep (a valiant mouse) and scores of other species of friendly Narnian animals, Caspian forms an army to meet Miraz's countless, mighty human warriors.
In an early battle, the Narnians make strategic mistakes, many animals die, and they are forced to retreat. Trumpkin intercepts the Pevensies shortly after their arrival at the ruins of Cair Paravel (once a peninsula - now the island they were summoned to when Caspian sounded Queen Susan's horn). As they travel toward Aslan's How (the location of the destroyed Stone Table - now an underground fortress, and the loyal Narnians' defense), the war between good and evil escalates. A rebel Narnian dwarf harbors enemies, Aslan appears to Lucy, and the Pevensies finally unite with Caspian.
High King Peter drafts a challenge, which King Edmund presents to the Lords Glozelle and Sopespian. Angered by his counsel's subtle (but intentional) doubt of his bravery, King Miraz insists on accepting the challenge. With both armies surrounding them on the Beruna landscape, Miraz and Peter draw swords and duel fiercely.
In a moment of the fight, Miraz is knocked to the ground. Astoundingly, his own lords stab him in the back and then shout out that Peter has killed him egregiously. All at once an immense battle amasses - the Second Battle of Beruna - as the Telmarines and the Narnians fight for autonomy of the land...
In the culmination of the battle, Aslan renews the land. He calls forth the dryads (tree spirits) to dance again; he awakens the river god, who then destroys a massive man-made wooden bridge over the Fjords of Beruna; and he beckons Bacchus and Silenus, and their merry maidens, who run throughout the landscape as far as the town of Beaversdam celebrating.
In Prince Caspian, humans had come to constitute a large portion of the population in Narnia. But in the Golden Age of Narnia, when the Pevensies fulfilled a prophecy by taking throne, they were the only humans in Narnia. Aslan tells Caspian how his ancestors came into Narnia. He reveals that they actually originated from the same Earth as the Pevensies. Years ago, pirates in the "South Sea" (of our world) came upon an island, and, after entering a cave, fell (through a chasm) into Telmar. Telmar is the country to the West of Narnia. After many years in Narnian time, the Telmarines, who suffered famine and internal conflict, invaded and seiged Narnia. During this time, the animals of Narnia fled into hiding, as the human Telmarines came to dominate the land. Prince Caspian was the tenth in a line of kings by that name.
There appear to be some considerable differences in the motion picture in order to complement the story on-screen. The opening scenes portray the birth of Prince Caspian's cousin followed by a narrow escape in a spectacular chase scene. It is while running away, as opposed to within Aslan's How, that Caspian sounds Queen Susan's horn. The Pevensies are summoned not from a country station, but an underground London railway station. Lewis placed Caspian's character as an adolescent, whereas the actor portraying him, Ben Barnes, is in his mid-twenties. There is a scene in the book in which a hag suggests calling upon the spirit of the White Witch to assist Prince Caspian in a time of desperation. Although this "ritual" is never performed in the book, it is begun in the movie and visually manifested until interrupted by one of Caspian's allies. A night raid on Miraz's castle has been added to the plot as a surprise attack. There are a few additional characters such as Lord Scythley and Lord Donnovan, who, while not a part of the original story, will probably have roles similar to those of the Lords Glozelle and Sopespian.
"Prince Caspian" is a story of deliverance and restoration with some intriguing aspects of Narnian history, culture, and mythology.
release date :: 16 May 2008 (USA)
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
The select few who are lucky enough to snag an invite to the annual Costume Institute gala (a.k.a. the Oscars of the East) are encouraged, nay, obliged, to push the sartorial envelope. And with this year's "Superheroes" theme—one that's brimming with caped possibility—the task appeared almost too easy. But as it turned out, many of the glitterati making their way up the steps of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art had circumvented the theme and opted for glamour served straight up. Fortunately for the ever-growing group of stylewatchers who monitor this event with the intensity of a comic-book nerd on the trail of a first-run copy of Spider-Man, others embraced the night's motif.
Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, who co-hosted the gala with Giorgio Armani, Julia Roberts, and George Clooney, set the tone in a space-age Chanel couture bolero and gown, modeled after the X-Men's Storm. Lake Bell, a guest of the magazine, wore a Balmain dress zipping with Shazam lightning bolts picked out in crimson beads. Certainly Claire Danes looked tough (and chic) enough to save lives in a graphic, strappy Narciso Rodriguez gown. And in her gold, almost winged Atelier Versace dress, a glowing Amber Valletta took the superhero to heavenly heights. Gareth Pugh, meanwhile, was dressed as Karl Lagerfeld, giant rings and all. His rationale: ″I came as my superhero.″
Some guests were first-timers to the Met and its attendant paparazzi gauntlet. "When they take a photo of me, I'm just like, 'Oh, my God, that's amazing that you know who I am,'" said a giddy Bell. A frazzled Blake Lively accidentally knocked a tape recorder out of a reporter's hand. "Oh, my gosh, I am so sorry," she said, sounding genuinely mortified. "My superhero power is breaking your thing." Of course, with an event as major as this, merely getting dressed requires near-heroic feats. "My husband put my Spanx on me tonight because I had wet nails," said Thandie Newton.
Once inside, guests were ushered past three enormous Nathan Crowley statues of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman and into the Temple of Dendur, where trumpeters heralded the dinner call. "Hail Caesar!" joked Chris Noth. At the Armani table, Julia Roberts and Victoria Beckham bonded over motherhood, while Tom Cruise leaned over Katie Holmes and licked her neck. Following dinner, guests were treated to a medley of songs from the Public Theater's production of Hair, but the star performance of the night came later at the Bungalow 8 after-party, where Fergie and John Mayer serenaded birthday boy George Clooney with a rendition of "You Make Me Feel So Young."
— Evelyn Crowley, with additional reporting by Tim Blanks
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Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz, two of the hottest women in Hollywood aresharing a sizzling lesbian kiss in the new Woody Allen's movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona". The film makes its debut on Friday 16 May at the Cannes Film Fesival.
The film stars Allen's muse of the moment Scarlett Johansson (Christina) and Rebecca Hall (Vicky) as two American backpackers in Spain who get involved with a painter (Javier Bardem) and his jealous ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz (Maria Elena).
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Real sorry for the delay in posting we were having net issues ... any way to start off, we present to you Dior's Resort line ... love it ... lots more in the world of fashion entertainment and gossip comming your way so stay logged in to FETCH!
"NEW YORK, May 12, 2008 – John Galliano marked the unofficial kickoff to a season that retailers and even editors have all but officially accepted as full-fledged. (Can't you just sense the ticking clock strapped to its haphazard, spread-out schedule?) He did so for the third year running with the full pomp and celebrity we've come to expect chez Dior. Like iron shavings drawn to a magnet, a fleet of town cars bounced along underneath the 59th Street Bridge and disgorged their precious cargo—Jennifer Lopez (with an adoring Marc Anthony), Christina Aguilera, Lauren Hutton, Charlize Theron—outside the soaring, vaulted space of Guastavino's restaurant.
Lately, Galliano has been mining the good old U.S. of A. for raw material from which to spin his dreams. For a season as commercially skewed as resort, Yankee practicality seems an apt starting point. Which isn't to say that the designer has been studying Hillary Clinton's pantsuits. More up his avenue are grandes dames like Barbara Hutton, Millicent Rogers, and Nan Kempner—women who weren't afraid to make a bold sartorial statement, one that preferably involved a whopping piece of jewelry. From a shimmering backdrop that conjured a Tony Duquette garden, there emerged a full wardrobe for their modern-day counterparts in Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, and Dallas. Rendered in a bouncy, optimistic palette of corals, fuchsias, and limes, nearly every look was heavy on the beaded embroidery (down to the swimwear and shoes) and topped off with outsized sombreros and bijoux.
With its sixties-era strains of printed tunics, capri pants, trapeze silhouettes, little peplum jackets, and haute bohemian caftans and peasant blouses, the collection hewed closely to the line Galliano sent out last season. Both are light-years from the spartan look of his first resort show. A little retail love is likely the guiding force for that continuing direction. (At least one high-living social was heard singing the new collection's praises on her way out.) What this season is really about is not so much breaking the mold as delivering a vision of the good life—and Galliano can do that in spades.
– Meenal Mistry"
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
Following all the brouhaha over CW's OMFG campaign, the network has opted for a much subtler abbreviation to build the buzz for the May 19 first season finale titled "Much 'I Do" About Nothing."
The queens of mean, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Georgina Sparks (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) battle it out in a nasty showdown, when Blair makes a decision to take matters into her own hands and help her friend Serena (Blake Lively).
The episode will be centered around Lilly's (Kelly Rutherford) wedding to Chuck's (Ed Westwick) father and heiress and model Lydia Hearst will guest star in the episode as Amelia, Lily's interior decorator.
During the summer, The CW will repeat the first season of "Gossip Girl" starting with the pilot episode on May 26. Warner Brothers has yet to announce when season 1 will be released on DVD.
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Saturday, May 3, 2008
Cameron, 35, plays Joy McNally who gets dumped by her boyfriend while Ashton, 30, plays Jack Fuller who gets fired from his job. Convinced by their friends, the two end up going to Las Vegas and in one drunken night of passion, they discover they’ve gotten married following a night of debauchery in Sin City, and while trying to end the marriage, one of them has won a huge jackpot after playing the other’s quarter. The newlyweds devise ever-escalating schemes to undermine each other and get their hands on the money, only to find themselves falling in love.
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Could today's updates get any gayer? Oh, yes. Here's another one. This Monday, May 5, the time has finally come for "Gossip Girl's" gay character to come out and get a little mouth-on-mouth action with a really cute guy. Unless you hate the show or live under a rock, you know who I'm talking about.
As actress Kelly Rutherford, who plays Blake Lively's (Serena Van Der Woodsen) mom has recently revealed, her twinky son Eric (Connor Paolo) reveals that he is gay. Furthermore, Dan (Penn Badgley) sees Eric making out with Jenny's (Taylor Momsen) new boyfriend, Asher (guest star Jesse Swenson).
Dan tells Jenny that Asher was cheating on her, but she refuses to listen to his warning. Meanwhile, Rufus (Matthew Settle) goes to Lily (Rutherford) for advice on how to handle Jenny's recent out-of-character behavior and Blair (Leighton Meester) and Jenny escalate their popularity war by spreading scandalous rumors about each other through Gossip Girl.
Also in this episode, Georgina (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) informs Serena (Blake Lively) that she is prepared to reveal damaging information from Serena's past, but no one is prepared for what Georgina does next. The girl will stop at nothing to ruin her 'frenemy' Serena.
"All About My Brother" airs Monday, May 5 at 8/7c on The CW.