Artist Marc Quinn has made “the largest gold statue since Ancient Egypt” for the British Museum. And who was the muse? Kate Moss. The actual piece, titled Siren, captures Moss in a yoga pose rather than mid-coke shovel. However, the £1.5m statue will be placed in the gallery of Greek sculpture pictured above. That way it can “[interact] with the great Greek beauties that surround it,” said the museum. Judging from Quinn’s earlier statues of Moss (in the gallery below), those ancient busts should look forward to an eyeful of cameltoe from October 4 til January 25, when it will auctioned for charity. [CNN]
Axl Rose has the hots for Ozzy‘s baby girl, Kelly Osbourne. The sleazy legend might be twice her age, but he tried some of his best moves on the 24-year-old rock spawn. Kelly’s pal Richie Rich, trendy Heatherette designer, told OK! Magazine, that the two bumped into the Guns N’ Roses singer at the launch party for the new Tide and Downy Total Care washing liquid. (Sexy!) “He was really weird with her,” said the fashionista. “He kept leering at her and saying, “I want to f*** you!” Not exactly the most romantic way to sweep a girl off her feet.
Perhaps, the lothario was too busy celebrating to practice his pickup lines because the man accused of leaking nine songs from the Guns ‘n’ Roses‘ 14-years-in-the making Chinese Democracy album was arrested on Wednesday in Culver City, CA. The accused man, Kevin Cogill, admitted to posting the songs when he was questioned by an FBI agent, according to an affidavit. A federal attorney said he’s expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles later today.
Oops! Careful once you have that mike on. Solange Knowles got into a little tiff with a Las Vegas reporter when she probed about asking Beyonce’s baby sister questions about newlyweds B and Jay-Z. Solange went off on the reporter, not knowing she was already on the air. She then called Jay-Z her “brother-in-law,” inadvertently confirming that Jay-Z and Beyonce are indeed husband and wife.
Two nights ago, we saw Senator Barack Obama surprise his daughters via satellite at the DNC. Malia and Sasha did a great job hiding their disappointment! The girls acted thrilled and lovingly towards dear old Dad while in the spotlight, but there may have been a little pouting backstage. Apparently, when Michelle told them to expect a surprise, they thought it may be the subject of the posters plastered on their bedroom walls, The Jonas Brothers. The following afternoon, Michelle told supporters: “In the end she felt that Daddy was a decent second choice.” [Source: CNN; Photo: Getty Images]
Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn has a sixth sense when it comes to fashion, and to receive his sartorial advice is an honor … unless he deems you a disaster. While Gunn isn’t setting himself up to be a harsh critic like Mr. Blackwell and his famous worst-dressed list, he has been doling out his opinions to anyone who asks lately.
When asked to compare and contrast potential First Ladies, Gunn tells Us magazine: “No contest, Michelle [Obama]. She epitomizes class and American style. She looks approachable. [Cindy McCain] on the other hand — with her button-down suits and blouses — looks like she’s duct-taped. Her fashion is a metaphor for her personality.”
On Katie Holmes recent outbreak of boyfriend-jean-itis (the pegged look we all rocked in sixth grade): “I have to say, Katie Holmes has become so much more sophisticated in so many ways, but I think she’s in a dip right now. I can’t explain it. She ascended from this tomboyish waif look to an incredible sexy sophisticate. We realize how much style she’s capable of. I don’t get it.”
And expounding on Hannah Montana herself, Gunn says: “(Miley Cyrus) is just a little too tarty, forgive me. I don’t want her to look like she’s going into a convent school, but it’s just a little too much for a 15-year-old. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear she was 25.”
Thank God we have Tim around to say what we’re all thinking. As a bonus, he also tells OK! a juicy tidbit about Runway and one of it’s more entertaining contestants this season, grommet-pounding leather-lover, Stella: “We have Stella and her ‘leatha.’ She’s got to get away from that, and she’s constantly defending, ‘That’s what I do.’ Then you’re nothing but a one-note. You better get prepared to pack your bags.” [Photo: Getty Images]
Suge Knight is out on $19,000 bail less than 24 hours after getting arrested in Vegas for beating his girlfriend and chasing her with a knife after she left his car. He’ll face the assault charges (as well as possession of ecstasy and hydrocodone) on September 26. Can he stay out of trouble for a whole month? [AP]
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Hilary Duff‘s dad was ordered to spend ten days in the slammer by a Texas judge for contempt of court yesterday in Houston. This is the latest chapter in the bitter divorce between Hilary’s parents, Bob and Susan Duff. The Judge determined he violated an injunction against selling assets without court approval. It was reported on Houston Chronicle that Bob Duff must pay $367,537 into a court repository, a sum he earned from selling stocks last month. The judge is also making Bob pay Susan $12,500 for Hilary’s birthday party, which was the subject of the hearing. Susan wanted $25,000 to pay for a present and party. Guess there’s always time to party — even in the midst of family turmoil.
Susan explained by saying her daughter “is emotionally upset by the abandonment of her father” and deserves “to have some kind of recognition for a young life well-lived.” The actress and singer will be 21 years old on September 28, and is rumored to be engaged to hockey player Mike Comrie (pictured above). Neither Hillary nor her sister Haylie were present in court. Bob Duff’s attorney Robert Piro said his client would post bond and file an appeal. We just hope he has enough left over to pay the DJ and buy some party favors. [Photo: FilmMagic]
Cops were sent to O.J. Simpson‘s house when his daughter, Arnelle, pushed him to the ground, giving him cuts on the back of his head and mouth. O.J.’s oldest is allegedly pissed about the money he’s giving to boozy girlfriend Christine Prody, while Arnelle’s mother has to work at Wal-Mart. Despite her rage, it was Arnelle that called paramedics to help her injured father.
Count your blessings, Arnie! At least your mom wasn’t stabbed to death. And didn’t your dad teach you anything? If you injure a family member during an argument, the last thing you do is call 911. You get rid of the evidence, drive around in a white Bronco threatening to kill yourself, hire the best lawyers money can buy, find ways to avoid paying off the civil suit, and finally write a book named If I Pushed Him a decade later. [NY Daily News]
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A toxicology test has been ordered after the autopsy of Dr. Dre’s son, Andre Young Jr, has proved inconclusive. The rap star’s 20-year-old son was found unresponsive in his bed around 10 am Saturday after having been out with friends the night before, and was declared dead shortly thereafter. Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner revealed, “We don’t know yet why he died. There were no signs of trauma or foul play. We’ll be doing toxicology and other tests, which will take up to six weeks.” [Source: People.com] [Photo:Forat Electronics, PR]
So this Lindsay Lohan-Michael Lohan-Samantha Ronson feud thing. Yesterday, the story was that Ronson was writing a tell-all book about her life with Lindsay, Papa Lohan threw a hissy fit and talked about how Sam was using his kid, and Lindsay rebutted by telling him to butt out. We’re all caught up, right? Not quite. Ronson posted her side of the story on her MySpace blog last night to clear things up once and for all, unless Papa gets ants in his pants again and feels the need to make another public statement. In her post she denies that there will ever be a book — sort of a relief anyway (let’s leave the writing to the English majors):
“i really don’t want to say anything because i feel like he wins- he, being the man who is so desperate for attention that he goes to the media whenever possible- i know i am being used, i am just a pawn- easy to sacrifice in order to feed his addiction. I was angry when i first read his attack on me, but- for me- i believe that actions speak louder than words… so now i just pity him- i am not standing in his way- i am not the reason that he has no contact with his daughter- he is- his need to throw a tantrum for the whole world to hear is- i am not going to go into a play by play defense- i feel no need to publicly defend my role in lindsay’s life- i’m just sorry that she likes me more than him.”
p.s. i’m not the one that is so lost that i need to use my relationship with lindsay to earn a living…. i am, always will and always have been here for her for her- not for anything else….so I think it’s safe to say that there is not now and never will be a tell all….. written by me….. when does your book come out mr. lohan?”
It’s funny, the more the press pays attention to Ronson, the more awesome she seems. Too bad the same can’t be said about Mr. Lohan. [Photo: WireImage]