The battle continues between Elton John and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana after Dolce used the phrase “synthetic babies” to describe babies conceived via alternative methods—ya know, like Elton John’s sons. [ABC News]
This wand will supposedly tell you how dehydrated your skin is. [Into the Gloss]
Just a sampling of the shop’s offerings | Image via Etsy
Let me preface this post by stating that I *gulp* like Snooki. Sure, she wears furry animals on her feet and owns enough leopard print to clothe a small country, but really, who am I to judge? Her babies are super-cute and I think her friendship with Jwoww is a testament to sisterhood, so wear that (inexplicably high) poof proud, I say.
However, when I received word today that the Jersey Shore‘s most prominent alum launched an Etsy shop, aptly titled NicolesCraftRoom (shedding the ‘guidette’ image, I see), I cringed at the possibilities. What could Nicole’s craft room possibly house? Bedazzled baby onesies? Those can’t be safe.
But, nope, it was worse. Or better. (I’m still deciding.)
The 2014 Emmy nominations were released this morning. The list comprises a pretty solid collection of television, cable and Netflix shows and stars. Orange is the New Black gets 12 nods, including Best Comedy Series and Best Actress (Taylor Schilling); and American Horror Story: Coven racked up, too, with six nominations. That one may get a little sticky, considering three of the show’s divas, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett, are all up for Best Supporting Actress in a Mini Series. The No. 1 earner of the year is Game of Thrones, which gets a whopping 19 mentions, including Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress for Lena Headey.
Philly performance artist George Alley (left) interviews original Club Kid Michael Alig (right), who recently finished a 17-year prison term for the murder of Andre “Angel” Melendez.
Original Club Kid Michael Alig made a name for himself in the ’90s for his outrageous parties at the Limelight (that era’s answer to Studio 54) and in precarious, site-specific spaces, like subway trains and Burger King. He and his friends created a rebellious and self-expressive style and attitude that informed global nightlife in the late ’80s and early ’90s. His personal story was immortalized in the book Disco Bloodbath, which was later turned into the successful 2003 movie Party Monster, written by Club Kid co-founder and Alig’s best friend James St. James. Alig was recently released from prison after serving 17 years for manslaughter for the death and dismemberment of Andre “Angel” Melendez, Alig’s friend and drug dealer.
Celebrity gossip site Splash has video of Bradley Cooper at a recent red carpet event looking uncharacteristically sloppy — I’m talking stains on his shirt, droopy pants and all. You can take the boy out of Philly …
R. Kelly’s youngest son, Jay, came out as transgender this week via a post on his ask.fm page. Born Jaya, Jay says his news was welcomed by his mother, but his father, who he describes as a “deadbeat,” is unaware. More from Queerty:
Sinead, is that really you? Yesterday, Irish songbird Sinead O’Connor had the Internet buzzing when she released her new album cover showing the singer trading in her Irish hipster look for slick rock-and-roll dominatrix getup — and she’s never looked better. Gone is Sinead’s trademark buzzcut; in its place is a black skin tight leather dress topped with a sexy cropped wig. The “Nothing Compares 2U” chanteuse’s 10th studio album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss is due for release on August 12th.
Besides branding a fierce new look, O’Connor is also very passionate about the album’s title. On her official website she posted: “Originally, I had a different title, The Vishnu Room, but a few months back when I saw the phrase “I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss” and became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign, I wished I could re-name the album, since indeed it can be tricky being a female boss, and I think Sheryl’s campaign is a terribly important one. ”
Last week, talk show queen Wendy Williams touched down in Philadelphia on the first stop of her “How You Doin, America” tour. While here, she co-hosted Good Day, took a tour of some of our sights, and sat down with me at the Fox 29 studios for a one-on-one interview.
We dished about the gay (and local!) roots of her most famous catch phrase and why she loves our fair city before finishing up with a rapid-fire Q&A that let her open up about everyone from Nicki Minaj to Drake to Kim and Kanye. See how Ms. Williams is doin’ in the video below.