EMMYS: Excuse Me, How Much Is Michael Scott’s Tie? NBC Uni Launches Mannequin Campaign At Bloomingdales

By | Wednesday June 9, 2010 @ 6:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I’ve written about the popularity of 3D Emmy mailers this season. NBC Uni’s Universal Media Studios took the 3D Emmy promo trend one, well, a few steps further with the first ever department store-based NUP_140744_0005campaign featuring mannequin displays. Some customers … Read More »

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CW Orders ‘Plain Jane’ Reality Series

By | Wednesday May 19, 2010 @ 8:52am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CW has greenlighed Pain Jane, a new makeover/dating Clothes+Show+London+Photocall+7ZkZAYLlOCulreality series from Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, which is set to air this summer.

British fashion expert Louise Roe will host the series, whose order is expected to … Read More »

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CAA Now Involved In Schmattah Business

By | Thursday February 4, 2010 @ 12:18am PST
Mike Fleming

jbrandcaaEXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that the upstart private equity firm Star Avenue Capital is buying a majority stake in J Brand, a denim apparel brand whose signature lines of skintight jeans are a favorite of celebrities … Read More »

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Relativity Goes Rogue (Or Just Ravin’…)

By | Monday March 16, 2009 @ 3:57pm PDT

This is either a brilliant idea for a new revenue stream… or a really screwy scheme. But I call dibbs on the serial-killer sweatshirts. Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media just announced it’s developing a “lifestyle brand” out of its newly acquired Rogue Pictures specializing in low-budget genre films…. Read More »

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Oscars Giveth And Taketh Away Fashion

By | Wednesday February 11, 2009 @ 4:27pm PST

It was announced today that everyone’s favorite fashionista Tim Gunn from Project Runway will host interviews and commentary about Red Carpet fashions during guest arrivals for the 5 PM Oscar pre-show. So I thank the Academy for finally giving us someone who … Read More »

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Watch Strike.TV Video! Online Network Created During WGA Strike Gets Real

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HOLLYWOOD – July 3, 2008 – This Independence Day, Strike.TV sets sail with a new online Network that gives total freedom to it’s creators. Strike.TV was conceived by the professional communities of Hollywood and birthed during a year of hard

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Furious Horror Film Fans Target Lionsgate

I give TV and movie fans a lot of credit: when they get mad, they scare the crap out of the moguls. That’s happening at Lionsgate where the studio’s phones and email accounts are jammed with angry fans for the past week. They’re … Read More »

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Thank You, Vanity Fair…

By | Friday June 13, 2008 @ 12:07pm PDT


Vanity Fair magazine has created a Blogopticon which charts the tone and content of what it considers ”the most influential or amusing blogs” vying for the attention of the world’s billion-plus Web surfers. The sites are categorized along four attributes: “news” vs “opinion”, “earnest” vs “scurrilous”, … Read More »

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R.I.P. Yves Saint-Laurent

By | Sunday June 1, 2008 @ 4:19pm PDT

The French fashion giant had a long love affair with film, including his biggest fan Catherine Deneuve whom he called his “muse”. YSL dressed her for the films Belle De Jour (1967), La Chamade (1968), La Sirène du Mississipi (1969), Un Flic Read More »

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FIERCE! NBC Sues Weinsteins For Walking ‘Project Runway’ From Bravo To Lifetime

Accusations are flying from NBC Universal that The Weinstein Co lied to Jeff Zucker and engaged in “deception” and “sham negotiations” over Project Runway. This is turning into a major showbiz feud — especially after Harvey Weinstein personally assured Jeff Zucker, “I will not embarrass you”. See UPDATE below:

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No Business Like Showroom Business…

By | Sunday June 3, 2007 @ 10:44pm PDT

fashion-hollywood2.JPGFrom what I’ve seen, one of the only industries worse than the movie industry has to be the fashion industry. So now Women’s Wear Daily looks at how Hollywood entertainment moguls are buying fashion companies. “Recent transactions include Harvey … Read More »

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Harvey Is Going To Look Lovely in Halston

By | Monday March 12, 2007 @ 4:40pm PDT

Since his girlfriend Georgina Chapman fancies herself a designer, Harvey Weinstein out of the blue just announced plans to buy up the ex-iconic dress label Halston. Surely, you remember all those Studio 54 jersey knit disco dresses from the ’60s and ’70s that resisted stains from spilled scotch or … Read More »

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Pre-Oscars: E! Starts Boobs Coverage…

By | Sunday February 25, 2007 @ 1:41pm PST

scarlett-joha.jpgE! Entertainment has started its usual insipid but slick coverage of the Academy Awards. (And just think, I could have been part of it. Gag.) Now the hosts are plugging Victoria’s Secret bras — a custom one, … Read More »

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First H’wood Celeb On SI Swimsuit Cover; Stars Pushing Models Off Mag Cover Biz

By | Wednesday February 14, 2007 @ 2:57pm PST

beyoncesports1.jpgSo Beyoncé is on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s annual wet dream Swimsuit Issue. That should be big news in media circles because, as SI managing editor Terry McDonell just told me, it’s … Read More »

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Evidence Why Project Runway Rules…

By | Thursday August 24, 2006 @ 7:39am PDT

Best Fashion One-Liner Ever: On Bravo’s Project Runway 3 last night, designer/judge Michael Kors (why don’t they describe him by that ridiculous ‘jet set’ moniker anymore?) said about Los Angeles contestant Jeffrey’s plus-size sack: “That looks like Comme des Garçons goes to the Amish country.”

What To Dread This Season: Exactly how … Read More »

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WSJ’s Camp Allen Fashion Critique: Bad

By | Tuesday July 25, 2006 @ 7:21am PDT

How did I miss this? The venerable Wall Street Journal, which has just decided to start an official fashion and design bureau, takes a serious look at “media-mogul fashion” from Herbert Allen’s Sun Valley investment confab earlier this month. Sheesh, this is pretty thin stuff. And good thing Read More »

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What Studio Exec Dresses Like This?

By | Sunday April 23, 2006 @ 11:44pm PDT

Ah, the cluelessness of the Los Angeles Times. I’m not the first (LAobserved.com was) to notice this new ad campaign, featuring the graphic to the left, but I am the first to ask: In all your … Read More »

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