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Tim Gunn Dishes On Anna Wintour’s Elevator Craziness

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Vogue editrix Anna Wintour gets her share of (bad) press. Stories of her iciness, her inscrutability and for some, Wintour’s inherent evil have become urban legend. She’s also, apparently got her fair share of crazy and Tim Gunn has been witness to some of her antics. In his new book Gunn’s Golden Rules, the Project Runway star narrates how he saw firsthand that Ms Wintour doesn’t do elevators.

At designer Peter Som‘s show at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Wintour was carried by her bodyguards down five sets of stairs  because she refused to take the elevator.  He writes, “After the show, I was with a colleague from Parsons, and we had been discussing the will-she-or-won’t-she-take-the-elevator question, so we ran over to the elevator bay to see if Anna would deign to get on. She wasn’t there. Then we looked over the stairway railing. And what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs. The bodyguards had made a fireman’s lock and were racing her from landing to landing. She was sitting on their crossed arms.” Oh no she didn’t!

And that’s not all. Gunn adds, “I ran to the window to see if they would put her down on the sidewalk or carry her to the car like that. They carried her to the car. And I thought: I will never for get this.” He doesn’t let  Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley off the hook either. At a panel discussion with photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and People editor Martha Nelson, Talley flat-out refused to participate in a sound check in favor of being fed by assistants. Apparently, “When we return to the green room, we see that someone has spread a translucent barber’s bib over Andre and he’s reclining, his arms at his sides. He’s being fed grapes and cubes of cheese one by one, like a bird in a nest.”

Naturally, a spokesman for Vogue has stated, “Tim Gunn has a very vivid imagination. There is no truth to any of this.”

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Stephen Moyer Talks Girlfriend Anna Paquin’s Bisexuality

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Anna Paquin announcing she’s bisexual in a PSA got a lot of people listening. And while plenty where shocked, her reel and real life lovah (and fiance), Stephen Moyer didn’t break a sweat. The True Blood actor knew all along saying, “I’ve never been in a relationship before in which, literally within the first three days, all the cards were laid out.”

He’s standing behind her 100% as well telling Playboy, I condone what she has done 100 percent. It’s her business to talk about it, not mine. It doesn’t change anything. I’m proud of who she is.” Right on! He continues, “It’s not as though people I’ve been with before haven’t been loving, but with Anna it’s just about pure trust, on camera and off. I have never trusted anybody like I trust Anna.”

Moyer also doesn’t stick solely to Anna’s sexuality. He talks of his own too, speaking about popping his cherry, “I was quite young when I started doing all right, below legal age and with somebody I knew very well.” He tantalizingly revealed, “It happened outdoors and was very naughty and unexpected. In my little village some girls reached maturity at a young age, and there was a lot of ‘you show me yours and I’ll show you mine’ stuff happening, lots of looking and a little bit of touching too, from a very young age.” That’s a good vamp!

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Nicole Scherzinger Crushing On Halle Berry Despite BF Lewis Hamilton

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There’s a whole lot of Nicole Scherzinger in the latest issue of Maxim magazine. The Dancing with the Stars winner graces the cover in a completely drenched, hence see-through, white tank top over a grey bikini. Woohoo, wet tee-shirt contest (she wins)!

And even though the Pussycat Doll is dating the deelish Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton, Halle Berry‘s considerable charms have proved too much for her to resist. Scherzinger admits she totally has a “girl crush” on her saying, “She’s just naturally gorgeous…I love her smile. Wait, I sound like a dude; I’ve got to snap out of it!”

On another note, she reveals the truth behind her macho F-1 BF, whom she reunited with after a temp split in January. They’ve been dating since November 2007, FYI.  He’s completely chicken, especially when it comes to her driving. She explained, “He’s more afraid when he’s with me and I’m driving than he is during a race. I guess it’s appropriate that I just did a song with Slash and Alice Cooper called ‘Baby Can’t Drive’.” Nice plug there. Nicole!

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True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Writing A Sex Guide

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We’d like to volunteer ourselves for research purposes. Not that Ryan Kwanten needs anymore for the sex guide he’s writing! It’s called The G-Strategy, and after all his’ intimate’ scenes in True Blood, we think he’s got it covered.

His ‘skills’ are already coming in handy, because his friends are taking all the advice they can get. With very successful results. Gorgeous Kwanten said, “I gave it to a couple of my friends and they’ve got back to me sort of a week or two later, saying, ‘Oh my God, Ryan! Where did you get it? I didn’t tell them that I wrote it, and they got back to me a week or two later saying, ‘Oh my God! This is really helping me out.’ One of my friends said his sex life has never been better! They’ve just taken it as gospel.” Hallelujah!

He reckons the guide will be on shelves early to mid next year. And apparently, it’s got stuff for both sexes.  Speaking about who’s going to be reading his strategies, he stated, “Predominantly with men, it’s more the finance-type world. With those, you’ve got the Wall Street guys that lap up anything that’s a chance to make a quick buck. And then with the women, I guess it’s sort of the more…emotional sort of type stuff that’s gonna make you happy.”

He’s handing in his manuscript in September and hopes to get props from… Oprah Winfrey. He laughed, “If Oprah will have me, that would be kind of hilarious. But I still don’t know whether we’re going to pitch it as a satire…or as a real self-help book.” Whatever he’s selling, we’re buying.

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The Kardashians Write A Book

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So, who thinks this tome’s going to be a best-seller, huh? The sisters Kardashian – Kim, Kourtney and Khloe - have released the name of their book, which is due November. It’s going to be called Kardashian Konfidential. We know…pure genius.

A source gabbed, “It’s going to be an advice book with lots of pictures.” Kim had made a similar comment back in April saying, “It’s going to [have] lots of fun tips and stories and everything about relationships; it’s a little bit more of an in-depth look into our lives, even though people think that they’ve probably seen everything. We’re just being super-candid and sharing lots of pictures and fun stuff.” Ohhh, pretty pictures!  You know you’re going to read it!

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Rachel Bilson And Hayden Christensen, On A Break

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Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are apparently “taking a break“, a source reveals. The worse news? They were engaged! The now-off couple had announced their engagement in February 2009. They got together after co-starring on 2008′s Jumper.

28-year-old Bilson wasn’t wearing a ring on the Take no Prisoners red carpet very recently, and when she asked how her forthcoming wedding plans were panning out, she replied, ” No, no plans”. Then, as if to drive in the point even further, she pointed to her ringless hand and said, “No, nothing”.

The source goes on to say that Bilson and Christensen are “taking about a month off” and will then check in to see if they should stay together.  The break supposedly happened 2 weeks ago.

We thought the two wanted children together? What happened? Rachel was open about wanting to have kids with the 29-year-old Hayden. More than getting married to him, we might add. She commented, “I don’t need to get married right now. I am more ready for a baby than marriage. Not really tomorrow, but definitely in the next couple of years which is the pretty near future. You have to have the guy, you know?” And when asked if she had found her future babydaddy, she said, “I’m happy where I am.”

In the words of Katy Perry, ‘You’re hot then you’re cold.”

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Kim Kardashian And Justin Bieber, Rushed By 12-Year-Old Fan

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We warned you Kim Kardashian didn’t we? Photo shoots with Justin Bieber will get you in an awful lot of trouble! Especially dreamy shots that happen in the Bahamas. You’re smiling, sunny, splashing around. Do you not think 12-year- olds will be out to get you? They’ve got smarts, dude. They’ll find you.

Proving our point, one of the said 12-year-olds actually did get to the two. At the shoot. She managed throwing their security detail into a tizzy. The teeny girly – Cristina-  “rushed” Bieb-dashian on the beach! Security had to dive onto the little lady to keep her away from… it wasn’t clear at the time if she was headed to Kim K or the Biebs. Nobody was hurt, apparently! The deal is… she just wanted to give Bieber a hug. Not hurt Kim. Sigh of relief.

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Elin Nordgeren Planning Reunion With Horny Hubby

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Elin Nordegren needed some space with all the hoopla surrounding her soon-to-be ex-husband Tiger Woods. So she took off to visit her brother in Shanghai, China, and took the kids with her!

She’s been gone while, but is now back in her Orlando home, and apparently she’s considering a reunion with Tiger. Not that kinda reunion. They’re still completely estranged, but their daughter, Sam, turns 3 on Friday and Elin may fly to California so Sam can see her papa while he’s playing in the U.S Open. Whether she’ll go or the nannies will go is still being decided. A source revealed, “She hasn’t decided yet. It’s not like she’s dying to see Tiger. But she doesn’t want to keep Sam away from him on her birthday, either.”

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Cameron Diaz Travels Around The World For Sex

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Cameron Diaz is totally okay with going the distance to get some action. In an interview with Playboy, she revealed how her horniness sends her around the word hunting for some booty.

“Oh gosh, I can’t even count how many times I’ve gotten on a plane for love. It’s not unusual in this business; my lifestyle demands it. I’m always traveling for [whispers] c**k. You’ve got to go where it is.”

Oh and there’s more. She’s also quite – ahem – touchy-feely. She explained, “I’m primal on an animalistic level, kind of like, ‘Bonk me over the head, throw me over your shoulder. You man, me woman.’ Not everybody has the right kind of primal thing for me…I love physical contact. I have to be touching my lover, like, always. It’s not optional.”

It gets even more interesting when she gabs about the differences between love and lust, saying, “Sexuality and love can be different things. I can be attracted to a woman sexually, but it doesn’t mean I want to be in love with a woman. If I’m going to be with a woman sexually, it doesn’t mean I’m a lesbian. We put these restraints and definitions on people, but it’s hard to define.”

Then it was on to the V-Card discussion. It was all very Nike for her -  just-do-it style. She commented, ” I kind of did it just to do it. I wanted to get it over with just so it was done…After that it was as if the gates were open.” The good news is that Diaz won’t be a bitch to guys who hit on her, saying, “I never shut down any man who’s willing to ask me out unless he’s a total douche bag. It takes a lot for a guy to ask out a girl like me—not because I think I’m superspecial or anything. It’s just that I think men are intimidated, and it’s a lot to get involved with. It’s not uncomplicated.”

Of course the A-Rod question came up, but Cammy played it coy with, “No, no, no. I’ve been in relationships since I was 16 years old. In the past three years I’ve made a conscious decision not to be in a relationship for as long as I want. I’ve stayed away from all the traps out there for me to just fall into something that will potentially lead me down the same road…I want to have a relationship with myself right now.”

Dude, give us a break! You’re even hosting dinners with A-Rod!

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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, Married!

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Finally! Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart got married after at least eight years together. He proposed to her on Valentines Day last year. They tied the knot in New Mexico, where Ford is filming Cowboys and Aliens, and the wedding took place in the Governor’s mansion that perches on top of a hill in Sante Fe. Their vows were also performed by Governor Bill Richardson under the watchful eye of new Mexico’s Chief Justice, Charles W. Daniels, who declared the couple officially and legally wed! Mazel Tov!

Richardson and his wife Barbara are friends of the newly-married FlockFord and also served as witnesses. The couple’s 9-year-old soon Liam (Flockhart adopted him in 2001) was also there.

So Indiana Jones/Han Solo got the girl.  And it turned out to be Ally McBeal! Congratulations!

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