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]
Nicole Richie is desperate for a second child – one that doesn’t grown in her uterus for nine months, causing cravings for Taco Bell and pounds of cheddar cheese. Yep, Nic has finally figured out a way to maintain her skinny physique and indulge her maternal urges: adoption! It’d be an ingenious plan, if Angelina Jolie hadn’t thought of it first. In her defense, the actress(?) has been doing a lot of charity work with underprivileged and homeless kids, and is “seriously looking into it and asking a lot of questions about adopting.”
Someone call Paris Hilton – Nicole’s about to one up her again! [Photo: WireImage]
Feeling bad about yourself because your Friday night plans include the first season of Gossip Girl on DVD, an order of saag paneer, and that really nice bottle of Trader Joe’s wine that you’ve been saving? Well get ready for your ego to inflate – because your life is officially more interesting than the Olsen twins‘ Hollywood existence! Mary-Kate and Ashley sat down with Oprah Winfrey yesterday to promote their new book, Influence, and all we learned is that they rise early, live apart, and eat bagels and omelettes for breakfast. That’s it. Apparently Oprah thought that the twins were born in 2008, and skipped over all those juicy skeletons they keep crammed in their walk-in closets: Mary-Kate’s eating disorder, her involvement in Heath Ledger‘s death, their many drunk Hollywood nights, and the beds full of $1000 bills that they sleep in at night. Okay, the last one was made up by yours truly, but it wouldn’t surprise us if it was true.
Feel like snoozing? The most boring clip of all can be found here. [Photo: WireImage]
Mr. Blackwell, the 86-year-old fashion critic who trashed A-List celebrities and their ridiculous red-carpet getups, died yesterday of an intestinal infection. His name was synonymous with his annual Worst-Dressed List, which was notorious for cruelly mocking the failed fashion choices of Hollywood’s biggest names. Some of our favorite criticisms include:
- Mary-Kate Olsen: “She resembles a tattered toothpick trapped in a hurricane.”
- Christina Aguilera: “Is she a boring and body-baring bungle — or just auditioning for ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle?’”
- Mariah Carey: “Shrink-wrapped cheesecake.”
Today we remember Mr. Blackwell for his hard work and innovation in the field of crushing celebrity egos. He will be sorely missed (by everyone but the stars).
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