Anna Wintour, the icy bird-like behemoth who heads Vogue magazine, is apparently ready to retire. “Her contract is up soon,” reports a skinny spy. “She’s thinking of retiring. She feels she’s done it all and had enough.”
We imagine numerous staffers are secretly thrilled about her plans, as Wintour is a notoriously tough boss (if this is news to you, read/watch The Devil Wears Prada and get back to us). But the boney, bobbed fashion guru has been blamed for various missteps at the magazine, including passing on collaberating with Project Runway and losing out on ad sales to Elle (who also snagged the Project Runway gig). She’s also allegedly so burnt out from her editrix stint that she could barely muster the energy to save Men’s Vogue, which folded this fall. But is she ready to give up power – and her Starbucks-carrying slaves? [Photo: GettyImages]
Resident MSNBC dork-hottie Dan Abrams is apparently getting a taste of all the good stuff Elle MacPherson has to offer. The odd couple have been spotted getting cozy around NYC since early this summer; most recently they left the exclusive Waverly Inn arm-in-arm.
What’s to like about Abrams? For starters, he’s smart. The guy graduated from Duke University and Columbia Law School, and he’s the Chief Legal Correspondant for NBC News. Plus he’s a testicular cancer survivor, and we all know the ladies go crazy for a weepy survival story. Abrams has already dated actresses like Jaime Murray and Elisabeth Rohm, so he’s no newbie when it comes to hot chicks. Whether he can handle a superstar like Elle ‘The Body’ MacPherson remains to be seen, but surely Dan knows he’s got the reputation of nerds everywhere riding on this relationship. If he can score with the hottest woman on earth, why can’t we? [Page Six. Photos: WireImage, GettyImages ]
The good news just keeps on coming for Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson. First, Hugh Hefner‘s ex-girlfriend announced her engagement to Philadelphia Eagles star Hank Baskett, then she signed on to pose for a Mark Ecko lingerie campaign, and now the sporty blonde will make a cameo on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. Kendra joins Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt on the episode, where she will play a magazine version of herself. Marshall, played by Jason Segal, will happen upon her as he tries to find a place at work to read.
Fellow bootylicious E! reality star Kim Kardashian, who sent Kendra good wishes on her engagement, is also set to make appearance on the series. According to Kendra, this is not about to jumpstart an acting career. “I’m scared of the entertainment business,” she says. “I’m scared of being around all these people. I just hope I can get a behind-the scenes job.” [Source: Us, Foxnews.com; Photo: Getty Images]
Fashion designer Anand Jon was found guilty of 16 of 23 counts of sexual abuse today in LA. The charges included multiple counts of forcible and statutory rape. Jon allegedly lured aspiring models, some as young as 14, to a Beverly Hills apartment by promising them high profile work—before coercing them into “sadistic fantasies.”
The designer, who created clothes for Paris Hilton and appeared on America’s Next Top Model, was originally arrested in March 2007. Jon faces potential life imprisonment for his crimes.
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The Victoria’s Secret angels hawk products and make us all feel bad about our lives. [Photo: GettyImages]
It’s not as easy to tell when Joel Madden has his full goatee on, but the Good Charlotte singer has slimmed down considerably over the last few months. Now he and wife Nicole Richie finally match, the pair can finally be nominated for Scandalist‘s Skinniest Couple Alive. The couple brought their emaciated bodies out to an Alberta Feretti store opening in LA, where Nicole flashed a bra strap that must be there only as a formality. Put on a real shirt, Joel.
The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards snoozed up Liverpool tonight, but left behind plenty of photos worth ogling. Scandalist blogger Becky Howard, who watched the show from London, was stunned that host Katy Perry managed to change outfits six times in one night. The singer dressed up like a carnival ride, a football player, a Barack Obama stumper, and even some kind of hermaphrodite.
In other news: Singers Duffy and Estelle looked super hot during the show; celebrity blogger Perez Hilton looked super ridiculous. (Hey, doesn’t he always?) And Beyonce‘s outfit was a bit hard for us to interpret — but we think she was wearing body armor!
After the jump, Becky Howard comments on all of 2008’s winners.
Dr. Evil has sent a phalanx of illegally registered fembots to stuff the ballot box in all 50 states. Poll workers, overpowered by sexy, have been helpless to stop them. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, presumably under the effect of some kind of hypnotic laser beam, are prepared to cede the election to the nefarious super-villain and write-in candidate.
Ah, how we kid! While Americans wait in long lines to vote, scour for free food and desperately refresh their political websites of choice, China is in the midst of Fashion Week! Hooray! Now we can provide you with a gallery of scantily clad models to distract you from those gray voting maps that won’t show any action until later this evening. You’re welcome.
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Newly single Holly Madison and her rumored boyfriend Criss Angel spent Wednesday night partying at the Palms in Las Vegas. While the pair were never openly all over each other, they also did nothing to deny their alleged relationship. The cheesy couple was spotted discreetly tonguing each other by a partying spy. Sneaky! They even brought along a third wheel (to deflect attention away from their budding relationship, perhaps?), Holly’s former girlfriend-in-law, Bridget Marquardt. [Photo: Splash News Online]
It’s a known fact that Allegra Versace – daughter of Donatella Versace and beloved niece of the late Gianni Versace – has battled an eating disorder for a while, and even received treatment for it last year. Yet she’s still as skinny and gaunt as ever, and makes otherwise slender stars look absolutely enormous. Jennifer Lopez, for example, is a curvy and toned piece of hotness, yet next to 22-year-old Allegra she looks massive. Surely Bronx’s biggest diva was not happy about accidentally looking huge! More pics of the teeny-weeny fashion heiress (who inherited 50% of the Versace company – worth around half a billion dollars – when her uncle was murdered) below. [Photo: WireImage]