Gossip round-up: Our verdict on this week’s top fashion and entertainment news
TomKat split Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise today after almost six years of marriage. Word is, she’s filing for sole custody of Suri. Spin doctors, start your engines. [
Field Day Everyone is being mean to
Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field over her comments before the screening of Bob Fosse’s film
Sweet Charity at the W in Manhattan. It all started when Isaac Mizrahi, who curated the evening, said that New York City “has inspired everything I’ve ever done. The idea of something raw and ugly next to something really polished and beautiful.” Derek Blasberg, who was a panelist, agreed. “Gritty glamour,” he said. That’s when the Pat Field, in the peanut gallery, chimed in. “It’s nothing new, you know!” She shouted from the audience. “Gritty glamour was in the 1940s in the war, it was in the depression!” Later, when Mizrahi mentioned he had seen some nude scenes in films when he was a child, and it was too young for it to be appropriate, Field shouted “Me too! My parents too! It was no big deal. Life!” Here’s the thing: Pat Field is an icon and a national treasure.
Once I went to her house and we talked about periods and it was awesome. [Page Six
Verdict: Vigorous clapping interspersed with loud heckling.
MDNA Now, in news so crazy that it absolutely has to be true: Madonna is concerned that her DNA could be left behind in dressing rooms so she employs a “sterilization team” to carefully remove all DNA traces. Alvaros Ramos, her Portuguese tour promoter, told the press: “We have to take extreme care, like I have never seen for any other artist. We cannot even look at the dressing room after it is ready, or even open the door. We can only enter after her sterilization team has left the room. There will not be any traces of Madonna’s DNA, any hair or anything….In the end it is all to protect her and make her feel comfortable.” Okay then. [
Verdict: One single Madonna tear that drips off the chin and is promptly vacuumed up by someone in a Haz-Mat suit.
Body Talk Elle Macpherson is out as the host of
the weirdest reality TV show of all time,
Fashion Star. The leggy supe will stay on as executive producer, and is also apparently developing a new show called “Goddess with Guts.” (Someone’s read
50 Shades of Grey!) Meanwhile, H&M has severed ties with
Fashion Star (
they must have read the reviews) but Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos are staying on as judges. [
Verdict: One inner goddess clapping politely.
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Street style blues Anna Dello Russo opened up to the Telegraph about the impact that becoming a street style celebrity has had on her life. “In the beginning, it was a little embarrassing. But sometimes now I think ‘Oh, if I do not get photographed I will be miserable,” or ‘Oh my god, the outfit does not work any more.’ In a way, I enjoy that the new generation watches me: it gives me confidence.” When I think of people who live and die to be photographed by street style bloggers, I’m always brought back to this moment of clarity I had in the back of a cab during London fashion week. We were approaching Somerset house and a crowd of fashionistas were crossing the street, including a man in a bejeweled Prada shirt and matching Prada creepers. My cab driver turned to me and said “Lot of nutters out there, eh love?” [
Telegraph] Verdict: There’s no crying in street-style.
Clickety click Adele is pregnant! [
MTV] RIP, Nora Ephron. [
Wall Street Journal] Lourdes wears the cone bra, makes everyone in North America feel like a disapproving mother. [
Billboard] Dolce & Gabbana’s doing couture y’all! But you’re not invited to the show unless you’re really really ridiculously wealthy. [
The Times] Here’s literally the most awkward photo ever of Andrew Garfield. [
People] Chevy Chase is not a very nice dude. [