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8:45 am

Malcolm McLaren, Dead at 64 from Cancer

09/04/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Music

Malcolm McLaren, Dead at 64

What a very sad day. I don’t like receiving news like this so early in the morning. Another iconic British figure bites the dust. The amazing Malcolm McLaren passed away yesterday in Switzerland. He was 64.

Malcolm McLaren, dead at 64

Malcolm McLaren, an impresario, recording artist and fashion designer who as manager of the Sex Pistols played a decisive role in creating the British punk movement, died on Thursday in Switzerland. He was 64.

The cause was mesothelioma, a cancer of the linings around organs, said Young Kim, his companion of many years. She said he had been under treatment at a Swiss hospital. The couple had a home in Paris. — NY Times

While most will remember him as the Sex Pistol’s former manager or Vivienne Westwood’s ex-husband, I’ll forever remember him as an amazing artist. I always play his (very emotional, mind you) songs every time I need a jolt of inspiration. He’s one of the reasons why I love Paris so much.

Listen to La Main Parisienne or else I’m terminating our friendship STAT!

From Madame Butterfly to Deep in Vogue, as a tribute, let me share to you some of my other favourite tracks.

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4:53 am

John Forsythe Dead at 92

03/04/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Television

John Forsythe Dead at 92

Blaaaaaaaakeeeeee!

Actor John Forsythe, also known as Blake Carrington on Dynasty and the voice of Charlie on Charlie’s Angels, died from cancer. He was 92.

John Forsythe Dead

Actor John Forsythe, who enjoyed a long career on stage, film and on television shows such as “Dynasty,” has died after a battle with cancer, his family said in a statement on Friday.

“He was 92 years old and, thankfully, he died as he lived his life … with dignity and grace, after a year-long struggle with cancer,” the statement said.

Forsythe passed away on April 1 in Santa Ynez, California, northwest of Los Angeles, near Santa Barbara, after having suffered a bout of pneumonia. — Reuters

So sad. RIP John Forsythe

4:29 pm

Michael Jackson Makeover Video

31/03/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Michael Jackson, OMGOMGOMG

Michael Jackson Makeover

So you want to look like the late Michael Jackson to match your Balmain? Here’s how.

Why opt for costly and painful cosmetic surgery when good ol’ scotch tape would do the trick?

Boy, I love the French!

9:58 am

Tilda Swinton Dazed & Confused Magazine May 2010 Double Cover

31/03/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Dazed & Confused, Magazine Covers

Tilda Swinton Dazed & Confused Magazine Double Cover

The ultra stunning Tilda Swinton is on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Dazed & Confused magazine.

Tilda Swinton for Dazed & Confused Magazine

Tilda Swinton for Dazed & Confused Magazine

A baby elephant dies and a baby unicorn is beheaded every time someone this planet answers 'Kate Bosworth' or 'Kim Kardashian' when they are asked who their favourite stylish celebrity is. Time and time again, the only answer I'm able to give to this dreadful question is no other than the ferocious Tilda.

photo via tfs

5:19 am

Ricky Martin Comes Out of the Closet and Says He’s Gay!

30/03/2010, Celebrity Gossip

Ricky Martin Comes Out of the Closet and Says He’s Gay!

HE’S GAY? WHO THE HELL KNEW? OH MY GOD!!!!! A MILLION PRIESTS WENT IMPOTENT WITH THIS NEWS. I’M SOOO SHOCKED!!!! MY JAW DROPPED AND MY WORLD IS ABOUT TO COLLAPSE NOW!

Not. Cue eye roll and fingers down my throat.

Ricky Martin Gay

After many, many years of speculation, Ricky Martin confirmed what we knew all along and finally came out of the closet today. Why? Because he’s got a book deal going on…. here’s an excerpt from his blog:

A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew
was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life.
From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the
tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying
within me for a long time. Things that  were too heavy for me to keep
inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth.
And this is something worth celebrating.
 
*snip*

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me
that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth
gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.

What
will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s
happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new
meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every
word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance,
detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my
inner peace and vital part of my evolution.

I am proud to say
that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am. 

- Ricky Martin

Boo! Hiss! What a big fat fraud. He only came out because he wrote a memoir and he’s got a book to push. Seriously. Who would buy a Ricky Martin Memoir? I certainly won’t. Perhaps you should ask William Hung.

In my world, there’s a term for guys like that. GAY FOR PAY!

Call me when Anderson Cooper comes out of the closet to launch his dildo line. Thanks.

4:44 am

Eat, Pray, Love feat. Julia Roberts [movie trailer]

23/03/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Film

Eat, Pray, Love

America’s sweetheart, Julia Roberts, has a new film called “Eat, Pray, Love”. Watch the trailer. I need to do this in my life!!!!!!

Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts

I’d love to travel for a year. I’m sure it’s gonna be life-changing. I’ve just got back after being gone for almost two whole months (ok, NYC, Milan, Paris (for a few hours), New Jersey, Texas, New York and Tokyo are hardly exotic) and I’m already having problems adjusting to my usual environment. What, my pitiful cocoon in the third world? My mother missed me and cried when she opened the door over the weekend before telling me ‘wow, you got fat’.

Sometimes I feel like the world is soo small but I know it’s very big. There are tons of places I really would like to go. India is one of them. I’ve already been to Bali. I guess I just have to work harder, save more money and wait for the right moment to do it.

Can’t wait to see this film. The movie premieres August 13, 2010 in the USA and September 29, 2010 in the Philippines. Boo! Hiss!

5:11 am

Bryanboy Through the Lens of Style.com’s Greg Kessler

21/02/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, New York City

Bryanboy Through the Lens of Style.com’s Greg Kessler

It’s been a crazy two weeks! I’m in turbo-blogging mode so let me start with the ‘easy’ entries and allow me to indulge in a quick round of shameless and blatant self-promotion before I continue with fashion, fashion, FASHION! I found these photos of me on Style.com and Style.it (Conde Nast Italy) that were taken by Style.com’s backstage and front-row head honcho, the handsome (and petite, like me) Greg Kessler.

Bryanboy at Anna Sui

At Anna Sui where I got a last-minute seating upgrade from 4th row to 2nd row (yay!). Ahhhhh the now-famous faux feather Zara coat which I got
back in Manila for $45 on sale (down from $250). I love living in Manila
where it’s hot and humid because nobody buys the coats come sale time
hahaha! Anyway, when I arrived in JFK, at least 10 people at the airport
stopped me, asking where my coat was from. In front of Macy’s, some
really old man touched my coat… I thought I was gonna get attacked by
an animal rights protester, lo and behold all he wanted to know is what
my coat is made from. Even the Daily Telegraph’s (UK) Hilary Alexander
told me it’s a fabulous piece. Lots of people praised me….
unbelievable! I’ve never received so many compliments based on a single
piece of garment alone. Amazing.

Click click click click for more photos!

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12:26 am

Tina Fey for American Vogue

27/01/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Vogue USA

Tina Fey for American Vogue

Good morning my fellow non-Americans. I can see Russia from my house!

Word from today's Women's Wear Daily is that 30 Rock star Tina Fey, who wore Salvatore Ferragamo to the 2010 SAG Awards, is American Vogue's March 2010 POWER ISSUE cover lady.

Tina Fey at 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards

This is spectacular!

American Vogue is definitely on a roll.

Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel and now, Tina Fey. All three are "fresh" faces.

I'm so delighted with this news. This is major! It's like the powers that be FINALLY woke up to their senses and they're no longer recycling the same used blonde goods washed up actresses.

Did someone at McKinsey spike the kool-aid at Conde Nast? Who knows.

In any case, I really like this newfound direction they're taking. Hope they keep the momentum going. And I certainly hope they allocate 1 or 2 covers to models.

If they must, I say dump the usual suspects and give them a group cover towards the end of the year, like what they did to La Nicole, La Hudson, etc last November.

You know what, I'm so happy… this certainly calls for a celebration.

I'm gonna do what I stopped doing in 2004.

I'm resubscribing to Vogue after I post this blog entry.

HOWEVER… mark my words: as soon as I see Gwyneth/Cameron/Kate Hudson/Kiera/Kidman/Charlize on the cover once again, you bet your ass I'll be the first one to demand a refund. Down to the VERY last cent.

And Emily?
That's all.

Mwah mwah.

photo via Jezebel

5:39 pm

Lara Stone and David Walliams ENGAGED!

20/01/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Lara Stone, Models

Lara Stone and David Walliams ENGAGED!

Dutch model sensation Lara Stone and David Walliams of Little Britain are engaged. Yes, Lara Stone is getting married!

Engaged: Lara Stone and David Walliams (Little Britain) photo

Lara Stone somewhat reminds me of the iconic Kate Moss… always photographed with a drink or a ciggie.

They both broke the modeling molds during their time — Kate was credited for bringing in "heroin chic" because of her slender and petite frame and then you have the ferocious and busty Lara, a standout amongst the sea of overstarved, Eastern bloc skeletors.

I love this sort of news. Seriously.

When you think about it, models become even BIGGER entities than they are if they venture outside the fashion 'box'. In order to become a supermodel/household name, you need to date a famous man who is always on the spotlight — an actor, a musician, a sports figure, whatever. Look at most of the supermos — Naomi, Kate, etc. 

Do you guys get my drift?

Go Lara!

photo credit:bigpicturesphoto via daily mail

9:34 pm

Jessica Biel for American Vogue February 2010 Cover

15/01/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue USA

Jessica Biel for American Vogue February 2010 Cover

Jessica Biel is on the cover of American Vogue's February 2010 issue.

Jessica Biel for US Vogue February 2010 cover

OH MY GOD. Is Vogue on a roll or what?

The only word I have in my mind right now is: beautiful.

Two totally unexpected actresses in a row… and I like this cover. It's simple, beautiful, natural and it oozes 'all-American' chic to me.

I can't wait to see what's inside (ie. editorials) over the next few days.

Thoughts?