Now, I don't usually start out a Thursday post with my Project Runway recap but since last night's episode was the last regular challenge episode of the season (with only the runway showdown finale to go) and I have pretty mixed emotions about how things went down, I figured I might as well lead off with the recap. So ... if you don't want to be spoiled then you can close your eyes and scroll down past this first part ... oh and you might not want to look at this first set of photos either:
Now, for those of you who watched last night ... what the hell is going on? When did the judges get so ... forgiving? Granted, they were pretty harsh in their comments at the end of the ep but allowing all 4 finalists show at Fashion Week I feel was ... well, pretty weak. Right off the bat, I felt this challenge was really lame. I like all the usual challenge restrictions because that makes for more interesting results. Bascially by telling the designers "make whatever dress you want" you're telling them "hey, why don't you bore us with the same ol' thing!" Thank GAWD Uli woke up and came out of her rut ... the dress she created was, by far, the best thing of the night and she really deserved to win. I was getting nervous that she would eff it all up and get sent home but she pulled her shizz together and came up with a hot dress. I think she was aided by the fact that she was able to work with Michael's model. That woman looks hot in everything she wears. Maybe his model stole his mojo as well ... Michael was not having a good night last night. It was strange seeing Nina Garcia acting ... nice. While I love the brassy and no nonsense Nina, I also liked this nurturing one as well ... but if I had to pick, I'd take the bitchy Nina any day. In the end, I have to say I'm a little disappointed that they decided to let all 4 show at Fashion Week. Don't get me wrong, I'm very interested in seeing what they've come up with (I'm still holding off on seeing any pictures from the show ... I want to be surprised when I watch the final episode) but someone should've gotten cut. If I had to cut someone, I think it would've been Laura -- or if Uli hadn't won, then I would've cut Uli. Blah ... next week is the reunion episode ... and the finale ... WTF? We have to wait that long?! Boooo! Well, on the bright side ... I'm not looking forward to the end of the show so I guess I'm cool with waiting. [Source]
Last night, a bunch of Hollywood "It" Girls came together for a special screening of the new Sofia Coppola movie Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst. Here are a few pictures from the screening that took place last night at the Arc Light theater in Hollywood:
I am so happy to see that Robin Tunney was there. She has to be one of my favorite actresses. She is in 2 of my all time favorite movies (Empire Records and The Craft) ... and actually, I've never not liked her in any movie I've seen her in -- and she ruled on Prison Break. It would be great if she got more work ... she really is great. Kirsten and Rose McGowan looked nice but Lindsay Lohan looked like she just came from a liquor store robbery. [Source]
P!nk kicked off her world tour in Switzerland last night and it looks like she pulled out all the stops for this show. It looks like someone has gone all Mariah Carey on us:
While all the costume changes are a bit surprising (I pegged P!nk as a no frills kind of performer), I think I'm most surprised by that acrobatic thing she's got going on. Since I’m a new P!nk convert, I might actually have to see this show for myself. [Source]
Mary Kate Olsen likes to smoke:
You gotta problem with that? Doesn’t she look like she could just cut you if you pissed her off? [Source]
See ... I generally like Nicole Richie and her fashion choices ... and I realize that celebs can't always dress to the 9's every single day ... but is that any excuse for an outfit like this:
The leggings are bad enough but the K-Mart hoodie has got to go! At least Brody Jenner is rockin' a hot tee from DCMA. Well ... the pair still seem very happy together ... that's something, right? [Source]
Beyonce Knowles has done the unthinkable ... Miss Thang has taken out her weave and is rockin' the natural look:
She doesn't look half-bad. I never realized how much hair she usually wears until I saw these pictures. I think I quite like the au naturale Beyonce. [Source]
Hmmm ... this is prolly nothing but ... does it look like Pamela Anderson is growing a little tummy in these pictures? Maybe with a kid Kid Rock of her own?
I know it's hard to judge the size of her stomach with her massive boobs looming just above but maybe she is starting to show that she's going to be a mother again. [Source]
Pink reader Courtney stumbled upon Drew Barrymore doing a photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar magazine atop the Rockefeller building in NYC early last week and sends in these great pictures:
I love it ... just give Drew a flowy dress, a wind fan and a little direction and she turn it out. It's always funny to watch photos being taken ... because the end results always look so nice and not at all cheesy as it would appear from the shoot. I can't wait to see how the pictures turn out. [thanks Courtney]
Oh.my.God. There have been rumblings of a Dustin Diamond aka Screech Powers sex tape in existence and I hoped against hope that the rumors were not true ... Blech! Unfortch, it looks like the rumors are true and a sex tape of the most unholy kind is about to be unleashed upon the world:
TMZ has obtained portions of the latest celebrity sex tape, featuring former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond, who played Screech. To say the least, the video is unique and, dare we say, entertaining. David Hans Schmidt, who has become famous in the sex tape industry by peddling videos featuring Paris Hilton, Colin Farrell and others, claims ownership to the Screech tape. It was shot in a hotel. Diamond is holding the camera and narrating, as he engages two women in various combinations and positions. The tape begins with Diamond in a bathtub, narrating what's to come. It ends with Diamond introducing one of the women to a "Dirty Sanchez." Suffice it say, it is unbelievably graphic. That's it, I'm never eating again. Blah ... I feel so gross even just thinking about it ... I think I'm gonna go out and rent 1 Night in Paris just to clear away those nasty images of Dirty Sanchez Screen in a bathtub. Oh ... if you're interested in watching the preview you can do so HERE. You have been warned. [Source]
In less horrifying news, here are a few pictures of Hilary Duff and friends innocently sucking on lollipops at the Los Angeles J-Gurlz Fund launch of Glamour Gurlz the book this past Tuesday night:
All I know is that I sincerely hope that these innocent ladies stay very far away from Dustin Diamond. [Source]
And finally, one more bit of Hilary news ... I need to send out lots of Birthday Lurve to our dear Hilary bee ... she turns 19 years old today:
I hope you have a super duper birthday today, Hil ... here's hoping that you get every present you want this fine birthday ... and here's hoping that Joel Madden's credit card can take it. Happy Birthday! XO
- My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Colorado ... sadly, again.
- Daniel Smith was killed by a lethal cocktail of methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro.
- Wait, who's you're daddy, Dannie Lynn Smith?
- Paris Hilton's arraignment is delayed until December.
- Jeff Timmons pleads his way to probation.
- NewYorkPost.com gets a make-over ... and it looks smiliar to the make-over that The Sun recently underwent.
- Click HERE to watch Ashlee Simpson do her Chicago thing.
- Jessica Simpson is pretty pissy these days.
- Papa Joe Simpson is pissed too.
- We live in a scary, violent world.
- Harry Morton explains why he broke up with Lindsay Lohan.
- Um ... wow.
- Click HERE to find out who is the worst-looking celeb in HDTV.
- Charlie Sheen is set to become the highest paid sitcom actor on TV right now.
- Naomi Watts is 38, Mira Sorvino is 39 and Janeane Garofalo is 42 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Siouxsie Sioux keeps promising a new album.
- Win a date with Lily Allen.
- Britney Spears and Xtina Aguilera are BFF now.
- Elton John chimes in on the news of the day.
- Will the real JT Leroy please stand up.
After lunch with Michael, I met up with Robbie from Instinct magazine who wanted to meet up so we could do a little interview. We chatted and hung out for a bit at The Abbey for pretty much the rest of the afternoon. While we were there, The Abbey was putting up Xmas decorations ... I guess they're doing this Xmas in September party or something like that -- they were even blowing "real" fake snow (made from ice) all over the place. Ugh ... it gave me the creeps so we had to roll outta there.
Last night, my friends Phillip and Jeremy invited me to see a play called Doubt in downtown LA. The show is extremely powerful and engaging. Set in a catholic school in the early '60s, the plot revolves around suspicion, accusation and high emotion. The set design is sparse and there are only 4 actors but the writing and performance was superb. It's definitely one of those stories that keeps you engaged long after it ends. I loved it.
Tonight, my friend Kevin arranged for me to be able to go to the Scissor Sisters show at the Shrine ... I'm very excited but I have so much housework STILL to do ... but it is great to be home.