Photo Credit: Jewlicious
Most people would be jumping for joy at the sight of their face on a billboard, but this the very fact why director Woody Allen is suing American Apparel chairman Dov Charney. (It's not for sexual harassment, shocking, we know.) The clothing company used of an image of Woody from his infamous film, Annie Hall, dressed as a Hasidic Jew without his consent, and the director is so peeved he's suing for $10 million.
In a Manhattan court, Allen stated that he flat out does not endorse any commercial products or services, which makes the AA billboards and web ads "especially egregious and damaging." (Strange, because we definitely remember him doing an a for American Express, but this is beside the point.) The advertisements are downright confusing, yet a refreshing change from the typical leotard-donning hipsters we're accustomed to seeing. Woody, get that paper on behalf of frustrated $18 plain t-shirt wearing consumers like us! [Reuters]
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Apr 1, 2008 4:08 PM EDT
Photo Credit: JewliciousRead More »from American Apparel uses Woody Allen image on billboards without permissionâ€”that ain't kosher!
Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesMost dire religious act:Read More »from Pete Doherty gets spiritualized and more
Unable to nab the Beckhams, Scientolgists aim low and score Pete Doherty as their latest member. [Defamer]
Worst way to land a hot date:
Kate Hudson says looks don't matter. "I don't have crushes on cute guys. I have really bizarre taste in men." [NY Post]
Most depressing tour:
For singer Avril Lavigne, the stadium is always half empty. [Perez]
Andy Roddick reads the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, makes his agent track down model Brooklyn Decker and proposes to her. [People]
Most delayed reaction:
After decades on the road together, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards questions Mick Jagger's sexuality. "I really have no idea if anyone ever shoved it up the ----- . I'm not there watching it every day." [GQ]
Best demonstration of girl power:
Mariah and Madonna ----- ter Elvis' records simultaneously for most #1 and Most Top 10 hits. [Reuters]
Best/worst news we've heard all day:
MTV reality hit, The Hills, may be hitting
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Mar 31, 2008 7:36 PM EDT
Hold your horses! Contrary to what you may have read this weekend, Brad and Angelina did not exchange nuptials at a ceremony in New Orleans. On a mission to be the first publication with the scoop, Star reported that a wedding took place at the French Quarter Wedding Chapel totally jumping the gun. C'mon guys, if you were going to take an educated guess, you should have gone with another baby adoption-far more likely.Read More »from Brad and Angelina are as married as "Star" magazine is credible
Star claims that insiders confirmed the marriage, but "after further investigation, the sources are not standing by their story." Oh right. Too bad once someone did the slightest bit of investigating, the rumors were put to an abrupt halt. "No, they did not come in here yesterday and no, they did not get married here," the chapel's co-owner, Lou Ann Talavera, told E! News. The best part? The couple wasn't even in town-they've been chilling in Texas where Brad is filming his new movie Tree of Life. We swear that'll be the last time we get excited and fall pray to a silly
Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesJessica Alba picked up the Favorite Movie Actress award at the 21st annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday.
The thoughts going through her head:
1) "I love Nickelodeon! I wore green today in honor of the slime."
2) "Favorite Actress? Did these kids even see The Eye?"
3) "I'm hungry... can I eat this? Pass the BBQ sauce."
4) "It's one thing to be a blimp, but do I actually have to hold one?"
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Mar 31, 2008 4:02 PM EDT
Rob Loud/Getty ImagesWho knew that ruining a governor's career would only be the jumping off point for Ashley Alexandra Dupre? Forget client number nine, she's received big offers from Hustler, 30 Rock and most recently from Donald Trump, who has Dupre in mind for a starring role his new reality TV series.Read More »from Call girl Ashley Dupre gets a legit offer from The Donald
This modern adaptation of My Fair Lady will send "unpolished" women to charm school for a thorough schooling on proper etiquette. (We'd suggest the working title, You, Me, and Dupre, but darn -- it's already been taken.) Apparently the offer was extended to Dupre on Thursday and production is awaiting her response. "She is an interesting candidate, very interesting," said The Donald.
If there's one thing the Apprentice creator can do, it's making a buck or two -something $4000/night Ashley also seems to know a thing or two about. Teaming up was merely the next logical step. [NY Daily]
According to her interview with New York radio station Z100-FM, Madonna will only perform "Like a Virgin" again if:
A) She gets a divorce from Guy Ritchie
B) She's touring overseas
C) Lourdes, Rocco and David plug their ears
D) Some Russian guy pays her $30 million to perform at his wedding to a 17-year-old
The answer after the jump!
The correct answer is D! We're not sure if Madge is kidding, but if this is true the World has become a scary place. [Us]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 27, 2008 11:33 PM EDT
Rob Loud/Getty ImagesRead More »from Tyra Banks is over Top Modelâ€”gearing up to be next Oprah
There's drama on the set of America's Next Top Model and insiders say it might be time for Tyra Banks to pack her bags and go home. Problem number 1: friction with photo shoot creative director Jay Manuel. "It's gotten so bad that Tyra and Jay aren't speaking," a source tells OK! "Tyra barely interacts with the contestants and only wants to show up on judging day." But Tyra seems so involved! She really cares about these girls! Oh please don't tell us this is a mere reality show illusion!
"She's really throwing all her weight behind her talk show," says an insider. Tyra's been busting her ass to get huge guests like Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, hoping it'll land her Oprah-caliber power." She got a taste of playing with the big boys and now Top Model seems to detract from her big plans." Net result? Tyra wouldn't comment on the scoop, but we're already brainstorming an over-the-top supermodel replacement to host. We'll be saying a prayer for Naomi Campbell's takeover every night.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 27, 2008 8:57 PM EDT
Jeff Vespa/Getty ImagesChristina Aguilera may not be as dirrty as she once was, but being a wife and new mom hasn't tamed this diva. In fact, the singer and hubby Jordan Bratman have pissed off their Beverly Hills neighbors by getting rowdy, skinny dipping and hooking up out by the pool area late into the evening (after 2-month-old son Max is tucked in).Read More »from Christina Aguilera's skinny dipping is upsetting the neighbors
"They don't just splash around - they laugh, scream, swear and make sexy noises," a source tells Star. "We're happy that they're happy, but we wish they'd keep it down a bit. There are a lot of old people who live around here, and they don't like noise after the dinner hour." Upon further investigation, perhaps these neighbors should quit yapping. You know who lived in this $11.5 million mansion before The Aguileras? The Osbournes! As in the very home where Sharon O. chucked a ham at the people living next door and had the cops show up every five minutes.
Can it guys-get some loving of your own and stop hating. [Star]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 27, 2008 7:16 PM EDT
Rob Loud/Getty ImagesRead More »from Dr Pepper proves its love for Axl Rose; America holds its breath for a can of free soda
We all have an extreme fondness for "Paradise City," "Welcome to the Jungle," and of course the nine-minutes-of-awesome-rock-ballad that is "November Rain," but we can't say the same for the Guns N' Roses frontman's solo career.
Axl Rose has been working on an album called Chinese Democracy for the past 10 years. Ten years! Who knew? Well, at least one really big fan at Dr Pepper did, because the company announced that everyone in America (sans estranged bandmates Slash and Buckethead) will get a free can of the delicious carbonated concoction if Axl finally drops his album in 2008.
In response to the company's support, Axl himself wrote a response via the Guns N' Roses web site:
"We are surprised and very happy to have the support of Dr Pepper with our album Chinese Democracy, as for us, this came totally out of the blue. If there is any involvement with this promotion by our record company or others, we are unaware of such at this time. And as some of Buckethead's performances
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 27, 2008 3:02 PM EDT
Mark Mainz/Getty imagesRead More »from Mary-Kate attempts to slum it up at downtown hipster bar
New York is a city socially divided by neighborhoods. Uptown, you have the socialites, rich kids (think Gossip Girl), and wealthy men; while downtown is inhabited by 20-something dirty-looking hipsters, often times in too tight jeans and ridiculous hair cuts. In areas like the Lower East Side, it's cooler to ride up to a bar on a bicycle, rather than a town car, but that didn't stop Mary-Kate Olsen and crew from rolling up to hipster hangout, Sweet Paradise, on Sunday night via two black Escalades.
Forget hotspots like Beatrice Inn and Marquee! At 2 a.m. one stunned patron outside the bar said: "An Olsen just went in there." When asked which twin was slumming it up inside, the witness said, "I think it was the fat one." (Um. Whatever that means, jerk.)
Valiant effort, MK. Perhaps next time leave your $5000 designer handbag at home for a less assuming look. A canvas tote would've sufficed. [NY Post]