Archive | April, 2010

THE BRAVEST, MOST UN-BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF HEIDI KLUM. EVER.

Heidi Klum appears as one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful issue, which is no surprise. But this image is. As per the Drop-Dead-Gorgeous-women-trend du jour, Klum decided to appear in the issue, completely free of make-up. Or fancy lighting or retouching. And the result is surprisingly ….plain? Which makes it a really lovely image. It’s […]

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ONE WAY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN MODELS TO GET AHEAD/GET NOTICED/GET BOOKED.

Um. They can take their clothes off. Here is the lovely Gillian King, shot by ex-South African photographer, Kevin Mcintosh. Perhaps at Atlantis. For WWD Magazine. The editorial is, apparently a beauty story, but, as COSMO Features Editor, Cathy Lund points out, what treatment, innovation, product or beauty advice, exactly, is she illustrating? I’m thinking […]

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NEILL BLOMKAMP PRIDE – ENOUGH TO OVERCOME THE SHAME OF WAKA WAKA? NO. NOT QUITE.

It is excellent when South Africa is responsible (even in a small way) for producing world-beating anything. District 9 was one such thing.. The less said about that horrible kitsch, amateurish Wereld Beker anthem …the better. So. On to some good news. Our very own, (only slightly Canadian) Neill Blomkamp made Time’s 100 most influential […]

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US WEEKLY ATTEMPTS TO SHATTER THE GOLDEN BRAD PITT MYTH. BELIEVE IT OR NOT?

Reports in from that extremely authoritative source, the supermarket tabloid, US Weekly, that Brad Pitt threw his toys out his …er, crib, when he saw that Jennifer Aniston had scored a prestigious Architectural Digest cover, for her newly renovated LA home. Apparently, in their divorce settlement, custody of Architectural Digest covers went to him. How […]

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LINDSAY LOHAN ASKS FOR HELP. AGAIN.

The last week has brought nothing out-pf-the-ordinary in the chaotic, sad life of Lindsay Lohan: Allegedly spat at by her ex-girlfriend, Samantha Ronson, she retaliated by throwing water in her face. Her father, the un-lovely and un-loved Michael Lohan, “visited” her at home, which resulted in police arriving and was quickly followed by her firing […]

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IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY FOR AN UNHAPPY CHILDHOOD

Or…childhood, what’s that? This adorable $2 600 “toy,” The Little Tykes Young Explorer, (a mini-computer and “workstation” with a cubicle design,) will train your baby wage-slave to be a white-collar drone. It’s just what children need, isn’t it? Marketed at pre-schools, it aims to discourage the “little tykes” from running around, climbing, getting out in […]

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