Stars have hair and makeup people, trainers, and stylists. But even an army of experts cannot save some celebrities from showing up in horrifying outfits on Oscar night. From Bjork‘s infamous swan dress to Trey Parker and Matt Stone dressing in drag to costume designer Lizzy Gardiner showing up with American Express cards all over her body to Whoopi Goldberg‘s bizarre jumpsuit and cape getup, rarely does an Oscar ceremony pass without some crazy star wearing a red carpet tragedy. Check out our gallery of the worst Oscars red carpet fashions of all time! [Photos: Getty Images]
Here we go again – it’s Lindsay Lohan doing nothing but partying this weekend (wait, we take that back – she went shopping too!). Maybe we’re just suffering from a bit of the ‘America’s In A Recession Blues’, but the super-skinny party thing she’s got going on just isn’t entertaining anymore. Even if she had showed up at this event totally naked, we’d be unamused. The last time Linds did something interesting she was fifteen years old and her collar bone was nonexistent. These days, all she’s got going on is a new set of injected lips.
Hilariously, Lindsay is blaming her current sickly thin frame on “working a lot.” We’d buy it, but we all know fighting with one’s girlfriend is just a hobby, not a career. More pics below of Lindsay shopping in NYC and hanging with designer Matthew Williamson at the opening of his new store. [Photo: WireImage]
Ashley Dupre may not be sexing up any elected officials, but she’s still causing drama here in New York City. The hooker-turned, uh, famous ex-hooker somehow landed in the front row of designer Yigal Azrouël‘s Fall/Winter 2009 fashion show this week. When Azrouël (don’t fret -we have never heard of him either) discovered the skank in her seat, he flipped and fired his PR person who placed her there. Turns out that PR flack is none other than Kelly Cutrone of People’s Revolution, best known as Whitney’s bitchy boss on The Hills.
Apparently the sex-selling singer and the PR flack know each other, admits Kelly. “I didn’t invite her, but I wasn’t going to kick her out or turn her away,” she revealed. We know one another, we’re friends.”
Cutrone also insisted that the publicity would have been warmly received by other designers. “If Ashley had shown up at Marc Jacobs’ show he would have been a hero,” she said. “It would have been cutting-edge — but Yigal and she weren’t the best fit.” [NYDN/ NYP. Photo: Splash News Online]
Lindsay Lohan hit girlfriend Samantha Ronson‘s sister Charlotte’s fashion show on Friday while her lady love spun tunes in the DJ booth. Lindsay and Sam got close in the booth before the show. Lindsay then took a front row seat next to a male pal and danced to Samantha’s beats while taking in Charlotte’s new line.
With breakup rumors always swirling and Lindsay appearing to waste away by the minute, no one ever really seems to know what is up with these two. Apparently neither does Samantha’s mom, British socialite Ann Dexter-Jones. “I don’t know. I don’t ask,” Ann tells Scandalist regarding Sam and Lindsay’s reportedly tumultuous relationship.
Check out our gallery of Lindsay and Sam at Charlotte Ronson’s show. [Photos: Splash News Online, Studio Mao]
If you’re a British socialite who runs to the altar at age nineteen, inks your new hubby’s name on your wrist, and then divorces six months later, you might not want to rush into marriage again. One of our favorite Wasted Brits Of ’08 , Peaches Geldof, says she’s not so sure about trying the knot again.
“I don’t know. I’m too young. That’s the whole point. I was too young,” Peaches tells Scandalist while taking in her pal Charlotte Ronson‘s new collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
Peaches, who announced on Monday that she would divorce hubby Max Drummey, doesn’t seem too broken up over her busted marriage.
“It’s fine. We got divorced and we’re really happy. We’re best friends, you know, but it’s just we were both too young to be married. We decided to end it so we could both have better opportunities in the future,” Peaches tells Scandalist.
Peaches is not only not upset, she seems to think her and Max’s new arrangement is ideal. “It’s just great because we’re so close still and I hate when you hear all those stories about divorces that are horrible and drawn out. It was just so easy and we still love each other. We’re best friends,” Peaches says.
As for rumors that she is hooking up with another American, Donald Cumming, Peaches insists, “I’m single.” [Photo: Studio Mao]
We’re wondering perhaps if Gwyneth Paltrow has got a bit carried away with herself fashion-wise. After everyone worshipped her last year for owning the red carpet in those sexy dresses and killer heels, she’s kicked off 2009 by totally losing the style plot. Earlier this week she stepped out in a pair of truly revolting feathered stilettos. But that wasn’t enough, and last night she attended a screening of her film Two Lovers in a pair of high-waisted leather hotpants. Is she trying to bring lederhosen back? Was it an attempt to wrest the limelight back from her lunatic co-star Joaquin Pheonix? All we can say is that the bored slutty 1980s suburban mom look DOES NOT WORK. And if it doesn’t work on Gwynnie, it’s never going to work on anyone else. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Two weeks is a long time for a celebrity – in the few days it take us to pay our cell phone bill and throw out that moldering cheese in the back of the fridge, they’ve capitalised on a tabloid witch-hunt with a new marketing tool. Only a few days after being ridiculously pilloried for rocking a few curves, Jessica Simpson is bringing out a clothing range for women of “every figure.”
“I’ve been judged a lot in my life. By now I know what works if you’re curvy. If my clothing and accessories make you feel great and let you walk proud and tall – in big, big platform shoes – then I’m happy,” she told InStyle magazine.
Way to go in super-fast time, Jessica! [Photo: Splash News Online]
First Lady Michelle Obama is March’s Vogue cover girl, which solidifies her role as the newly elected President of the fashion world. The piece, written by Obama fan and Vogue Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Tally, praises Mrs. Obama’s mothering skills as well as her style. “With her long, lean, athletic frame, she moves as if she could have danced with Alvin Ailey in another life,” he writes. “Curled up in the corner of a huge taupe velvet sofa, wearing knee-high boots as she nestles into the cushions, she almost seems like any other mom recently relocated to a city because of her husband’s new job.”
It’s a glorious and glowing piece, but simply writing “Michelle Obama kicks ass” would have done the job. She’s somehow managed to become the popular girl that everyone loves – which is almost a harder feat than getting elected to the highest political seat in the country. [Vogue]
WTF is going on? First Lindsay Lohan gets all nostalgic for her 2005 self and is pictured looking super-skinny, and now Mischa Barton wants to recapture those heady days when she was overexposed and underweight. Pictures of the star at the Elie Saab fashion show in Paris contrast scarily with snaps of her looking far healthier just four months ago. We know she’s nursing a broken heart at the moment (although Mischa, he was batting far above his average there), but please eat a croissant or something! What next, Rachel Zoe becomes the stylist du jour again? Sienna Miller brings back boho chic? They were bad days, people. [Photos: Getty, WireImage]
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