We only wish that R. Kelly’s new album cover for “Black Panties” could be more literal.
R&B legend and generally questionable guy R. Kelly is releasing his latest album today. Of course, it’s titled “Black Panties,” because if it had a non-sexual name, the universe would fold in on itself.
And, as expected, the man who riffed a song about being a sex dolphin with terrifying ease has some other soon-to-be-classic hits on this album.
Personally, I am looking forward to cranking “Throw This Money on You” while folding laundry and wiling out to “Crazy Sex” while addressing Christmas cards. “Marry that P***y” will be a surefire hit track at my next dinner party. (The asterisks are a cute touch. But why would he want to marry a “puppy”?)
There is one new song on which R. Kelly and I can agree: “You Can Do Better” seems like it might have a message I can get behind.
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Photographer Evaan Kheraj and assistant Kerry take a turn in front of the camera at the Whistler Film Festival’s ELLE Canada Photo Suite.
The Whistler Film Festival just wrapped and we couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek of our amazing ELLE Canada photo suite… The hilarious and talented photographer Evaan Kheraj (as pictured, sitting on the floor, enduring me trying to use his fancy camera) and his assistant Kerry (as picture, being cheerful, as per usual) snapped portraits of nearly 40 of the most talented actors, directors and filmmakers who help make the Canadian film industry so exciting.
Look for the full lineup of photos coming soon! Teaser? Picture this: Jason Priestley, fresh from directing the very well-received Cas & Dylan, screaming into the distance and looking hotter than he did in 90210.
Simon Doonan—creative ambassador for Barneys New York, general fashion genius and hilarious author—has penned another must-read. The Asylum is a collection of essay’s about the Brit expat’s adventures in fashion (because he’s had a lot of adventures). And the title? A hilarious nod to the fact that he thinks the industry bears more than a little resemblance to a mental institution… (Example: we editors see patterns everywhere, even when there may be none.)
Read it for the behind-the-scenes gossip (like details about that time a ceiling fell on Anna Wintour, why Tom Ford is obsessed with “moist lips,” and that time he called Kate Moss a “working-class slag from a crap town, just like me” in the paper…. But the “just like me” part got cut out of the quote and a murderous outrage ensued.)
Also, read it for charming anecdotes like this one about legendary Vogue editor Polly Mellen: “Though she could be serious, imperious and filled with fashion gravitas, Miss Mellen also loved a good chuckle. My favourite memory of Polly is sitting with her and Carolyn Murphy at the Met Ball—back in the last century, of course—critiquing the couture of the attendees while simultaneously counting the number of times Donatella Versace and Kate Moss minced across the room for a potty break a deux.”
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