Jones debuted the new look via Twitter posting to his fans,
“Get a good look at th bad guy this th last time u see a bad guy look this good#SPOOKY #vampirelife #CAPO”
Nicole Richie braved the rain on Saturday to launch her House of Harlow holiday collection and meet fans at the Bloomingdale’s in the South Coast Plaza. She also got to show off her newly darker hair which we got a peek of in those adorable family photos she shared last week. One of our favorite celebrity twitterers greeted the long line of people who came out to support the line and get a photo with Nicole. A children’s chorus, who was performing elsewhere in the store, even came over to serenade Nicole with a carol during her appearance. We had a chance to chat with her a bit about the new pieces, her hair color decision and what to expect from her exciting upcoming projects.
On dying her hair dark: I was just bored. I’ve been pregnant and nursing for the past two years, and I really haven’t been able to do a lot with my hair color — I haven’t had time. I was sick of being blonde, so we just decided to dye it brown. I feel smarter already.
On the House of Harlow holiday collection: I went a little more sophisticated with this line just because it’s holiday, it’s Winter. It’s just a completely different look. I was inspired a lot by equestrian pieces.
On her upcoming clothing line: My line Winter Kate is coming out in the Spring. It’s a lot of really great pieces, I worked really hard on it. It’s actually almost done. It’s a lot of flowy pieces, really light material. Really easy. I dress for comfort all the time and I know that it’s really hard to dress for comfort and also look good at the same time, so I wanted to create that for my collection.
On her TV show: I can’t really say a lot about it since we’re just in the development phase right now, but I’m so excited. I’m so excited to have a pilot on ABC. This has been my dream for years now, and I just couldn’t be happier.
Nicole Richie, who first became famous on The Simple Life with then-best friend Paris Hilton, has signed a deal with ABC to star in a half-hour comedy.
Yes, we’re serious.
It’s not easy to transition to scripted shows from reality TV (or The Hills, for that matter, as Kristin Cavallari can attest), but Nicole is ready to try to.
The pilot for the as-yet-untitled show is based on Richie’s original idea and will be written by 30 Rock scribe Daisy Gardner.
“I am so excited to announce that I am officially working on a television project,” the mother of two wrote on her official blog. “I am creating a half hour scripted comedy developed for ABC in which I will be starring in, as well as producing.”
“The story revolves around a young, modern and professional woman who must balance her business and family relationships. She must deal with, and navigate the many ideas of what a woman’s role is: modern vs. traditional.”
“Lately, I have been surrounded by many different women of all ages and walks of life. It amazes me to watch and observe how many different ideas there are about what a woman’s role should be in this changing era.”
“I’ve taken these fascinating ideas, and compiled them into something that I think will be very special (and funny!),” Nicole Richie added. “We’re still in the very early stages and I can’t wait to share more with you soon!”
Richie’s show will likely shoot a pilot this spring. If ABC likes it, the series would presumably be picked up to premiere as part of its Fall 2010 lineup.
She was kinda cute in that Chuck episode she did last year, but can Nicole really shoulder her own show? Does it even sound any good? Thoughts?
A celebrity is a famous person. A famous person is one who has a widespread reputation usually of a favorable nature. A star is a person who is celebrated or distinguished in some art, profession, or other field… So – some may ask – how is it that an increasing number of “celebrities”, who possess no discernable talent, manage to obtain a lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous? Millions of people who are even vaguely familiar with pop culture are perplexed by the heightened celebrity status bestowed upon those whose fame stems from activities once considered obscure, vulgar, or unflinchingly trifling – and completely devoid of what is commonly referred to as talent.
One wonders if 25 years ago or more, talent agencies would’ve considered taking on clients who offered no on-screen talent or training whatsoever, instead, relying on tawdry marketing strategies to ensure notoriety. For example, game shows contestants stayed in their respective lanes, and the only place you may find a former contestant was in your local mall or supermarket. Now, these contestants and other ‘non-scripted’ show participants seek to use their 15 minutes as a portal to create a whole freakin’ hour.
Sex sells for men and women alike, but for 99% of female celebs, sex appeal has always been paramount. Upon reflection however, those whose roots originated in (and failed to deviate from) X-rated activities, thrived in their own genre. Nowadays, it appears as though the lines are blurred, and women who would’ve reigned freely within the confines of the adult entertainment world are able to carve out tenuous careers in the mainstream. On the other end of the spectrum exist “the awkward” bunch who are willing to exploit their own eccentricities for the sake of prolonged media attention.
What fuels this phenomenon? Is it an insatiable need for attention? The media’s habit of nurturing the sensational rather than the substantive? The jury is still out on this convoluted debate. So we took a survey, which lists alleged “no talent” notables that receive far too much air time. Each of the celebs listed below falls under one or more of the following categories: pornographic; general opportunist; nepotism; gimmick. Take a guess as to who’s who in each category:
The Kardashian Sisters
Most popular reality show contestants
All Flavor of Love contestants
The findings of the survey were intended to uncover the perspectives of concerned readers, and are by no means presented as irrefutable facts. As an online magazine, we are aware that new media is a major factor in the rise of the 15 minute famous set. The bigger issue at hand is the long-term impact this new trend will have on our society. What happens when newscasts become gossip – or scandal trumps talent and cheapness obliterates creativity? For starters, it may manifest in two media-crazed parents staging a hoax involving their missing son weather balloon…
No matter how you slice it, the fact is that a good deal of these so called ‘skill-free’ stars not only permeate the media, but have an avid fan base to boot. At the end of the day, that may be all it takes to be on top. Either that or one damn good publicist.