Celebrity Sightings At New York Fashion Week

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(Jemal Countess / Getty Images /September 8, 2013) By Alice Short September 10, 2013, 6:37 p.m. Is the celebrity quotient up or down at the current round of runway shows at New York Fashion Week? No ones keeping score, but its hard to find coverage that doesnt mention big names in the front row. Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore and staff writer Adam Tschorn have reported a number of sightings, as have other media outlets. Consider: At Tommy Hilfiger , guests of note included Anthony Kiedis, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Tommy Mottola. Kanye West , Solange Knowles, Courtney Love and Kerry Washington showed up at Alexander Wang . At Opening Ceremony, the mix of big names was truly eclectic: Rihanna, Justin Bieber , Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones,Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Allison Williams, Jessica Alba and Bella Thorne made the scene at Diane von Furstenberg . At Carolina Herrera , celebrity guests included Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Ne-Yo , Christina Hendricks and Michelle Dockery. The Monique Lhuillier show pulled in Maggie Grace, Jena Malone, Emmy Rossum and Stacy Keibler. Sadly, we are not reading many reports of bad behavior, so well have to make do with photos of beautiful people looking at beautiful clothing Also

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Louis, Carol, Charlotte and Courtney performed against Abz, Mario, Lauren and Vicky. Celebrity Big Brother judged them on dance moves, energy and performance and decided that The Jumbles (led by Louis) were the winners. (PHOTO: WENN/CHANNEL 5: Charlotte has been very entertaining during her time in the house.) Of course tonights episode also showed the aftermath of Louis and Courtneys departure. Lauren was particularly upset about Courtney leaving, saying she was her best friend. Many of the housemates were surprised Louis was evicted, with Abz saying it was a shocker and Carol saying she was shocked but pleased because she didnt have to deal with his mood swings anymore. To cheer the remaining housemates up Celebrity Big Brother held an awards ceremony with awards for the housemates as voted by the public. Charlotte won funniest housemate and entertaining housemate and proved her win by showing her boobs and bum much to Carols delight. Mario won sexiest housemate and accepted the award by saying In your face Lucy. Carole won the villain award and Lauren won biggest game-player something she was very upset about. Best Moment: Charlotte flashing everyone during the awards … and worrying about whether she had shaved recently. Random Moment: The Jumbles (consisting of Courtney, Louis, Carol and Charlotte) and their performance of the Celebrity Big Brother song there was a lot of Ohhh-ing and Oooo-ing and a lot of Courtney on show naturally! It seems the housemates are ready to be released, with tensions rising and mad antics becoming more frequent.

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Many have built vast empires that include hit TV shows, far-flung restaurants, kitchenware collections and more. The biggest of them are practically identifiable by their first names alone: think Emeril (Lagasse). And their take-home pay reflects their celebrity status, with several chefs earning more than $10 million a year, according to a 2012 Forbes survey. (The top earner? Gordon Ramsay of Foxs Hells Kitchen fame, with $38 million.) Click to Play Little formal kitchen training, mediocre pots and pans, and overexposure are plaguing celebrity chefs. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with a look at five things these rock stars of the food world are hiding from adoring fans. Photo: Getty Images. But there are signs that celebrity chefs may be waning in popularity. For starters, the Food Network, which marks its 20th anniversary this November, has lost some of its ratings luster: Viewership declined by 10% over the past season, according to the latest Nielsen figures. Moreover, in recent years, the network has struggled to find a new breakthrough star, media observers say. (And one of the last finds was Paula Deen, who rose to prominence around seven years ago but whose reputation took a major hit in 2013 when she admitted in a court deposition to using a racial slur. She was subsequently dropped by the network and also lost many of her endorsement deals.) The bottom line, say critics, is that celebrity chefs have become a dime-a-dozen form of entertainmenttheir numbers may have grown, but their star power has diminished. The celebrity chef market is saturated, says Arthur Gallego, a New York-based branding expert. Some industry insiders counter that its too early to say the celebrity chef trend has run its course. After all, the Food Network continues to pull in hundreds of thousands of viewers: In a recent conference call with analysts, Ken Lowe, president of Scripps Networks Interactive (the parent company of the Food Network and the Cooking Channel), pointed out that shows like Food Network Star and Mystery Diners have enjoyed recent double-digit gains in ratings.

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Credit: Reuters/Joshua Lott By Jane H. Furse NEW YORK | Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:51pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Designers from the celebrity world put modern touches to classics on the runways on Wednesday as New York Fashion Week was drawing to a close. Michael Kors brought the pin-up model look up to date with pleats and fur, while Hollywood stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe freshened up sheaths and tailored trousers with a safari inspiration. Zoe used stamped crocodile leather and paired tattered denim with tailored jackets, but kept the classically feminine in mind with a lace cut-out dress in blush pink and a mint-green laser-cut sheath that would suit her clients Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Garner. Kors, who has become a fashion household name as a judge on the television show “Project Runway,” painted his classic looks with retro-urbane elegance. He put a white fox chubby wrap atop a silk georgette blouse and a slit linen skirt, and added a sable wrap over a pearl cashmere-and-cotton sweatshirt and cotton trousers. Backstage at his show, Kors said his collection provides a way to “be casual and laid back and have that sort of romantic easy attitude, but still have glamour and luxury.” Kors’s show is always a magnet for celebrities. Sitting front row were actresses Kate Mara and Katie Holmes. His pearl cashmere and cotton crocheted dress and cardigan showed less leg than did his flirty slit skirts, and a white linen gauze turtleneck left nothing to the imagination. “White automatically puts you in a great mood,” he said. Images of a pin-up at the beach — the way Kors described his collection — no doubt inspired the floral bandeau tops and high-rise shorts that would be fit for Betty Grable. The collection included crepe dresses with metal studs small enough to retain and enhance a feminine look. Variations on linen trenches and leather clutches showed the sharp tailoring and soft fluidity that remain part of Kors’s signature style. Not to be outdone, the Subway sandwich chain poked some fun at New York Fashion Week by hosting “Project Subway,” which challenged up-and-coming designers to transform napkins, straws, sandwich wrappers and other shop paraphernalia into fashion. One designer created a strapless gown with a skirt of plastic sandwich wrappers and a bodice of straws, while another used pizza boxes to build a full skirt, topped with a bustier of Subway gift cards and two strategically placed salad bowls.