Russian Vogue’s Aliona Doletskaya was reportedly introduced as "the next editor of American Vogue" at an event in Moscow. A spokesman for the still-Anna Wintour-helmed operation responded: "These variations are nothing unusual for magazine publishing, and we have the greatest admiration for every editor in chief of all the international Vogues." [P6] Read More
This month, The Nation added to what is fast becoming its own distinct subgenre within cultural criticism—the Amy Winehouse Appraisal. (See also Salon and The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones for recent additions.) Because she is a) a woman, b) a white Jewish woman from London, c) working within the Read More
Apparently, an increasingly coherent and aware Britney Spears is upset about her mother Lynne’s forthcoming tell-all, Through the Storm. The book reveals, among other things, that the pop star lost her virginity at 14 and began drinking in middle school, along with embarrassing details about Britney’s many, many crack-ups. No longer content to act as Read More
Scarlett Johansson’s brother, Hunter, who until recently worked for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, has reportedly left to work for the Obama campaign. Now they can both have regular email correspondence with the candidate. [P6]
Even though Roman Abramovich reportedly paid Amy Winehouse $2 million to perform at his Read More
Josh Schwartz has denied rumors of a Taylor Momsen-headlined Gossip Girl spin-off. [E!]
Grey’s Anatomy‘s Katherine Heigl says she withdrew her name from the Emmy nomination list because she was not given Emmy-worthy material by the show’s writers. [LA Times]
Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone, has written an Read More
Does one’s level of stylishness increase as one goes off one’s trolley?
John Waters, film director and my own personal Erma Bombeck, has always philosophized that breaking the law can make people more beautiful. The more crimes a person commits, so goes the Waters hypothesis, the more beautiful that person becomes. I’m starting to Read More
Amy Winehouse will not and was never slated to perform at the Met’s Annual Costume Institute Gala on May 5th.
According to a spokesperson for the event, Ms. Winehouse was never scheduled to sing despite contradicting reports from the Daily Mail indicating that she was set to make an appearance, but then got “dropped” Read More
Some fashion week models are wearing T-shirts backstage that tout Angelina Jolie’s Global Action for Children to attract attention to the cause as they get their pre-show hair and makeup done. [WWD]
Amy Winehouse was denied a US visa to attend the Grammy Awards, but she may appear via satellite. [Us] Read More
Amy Winehouse is going to die young. At least that’s what we’re expecting, according to Salon’s James Hannahan. "It seems inevitable, given the ferocious soul singer’s combination of youth, chutzpah, talent, substance abuse and bad taste in men," he writes.
It looks as though she’ll be following in good company in rock ‘n’ Read More
There’s something undeniably alluring about Chloë Sevigny. The moment we met her in director Larry Clark’s Kids, her unique sense of style came wafting off the screen, securing her place in the fashion zeitgeist. Even now, on HBO’s Big Love, the 33-year-old actress manages to make polygamy attractive—perhaps it has something to do with Read More