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Céline Dion Shows Off Her Baby Bump For ‘7 Jours’ Magazine

Bump Watch

Back in July we learned the happy news that after a few years of fertility issues, Candanian chanteuse Céline Dion got pregnant with twins! Today we get our first look at Céline and her baby bump on the cover of the new issue of 7 Jours magazine. Céline and bump are joined on the covery by her hubby René Angélil and their son René-Charles … behold:

Celine Dion has shown off her huge baby bump for the first time after dismissing reports of pregnancy complications. The 42-year-old singer, who is thought to be six-months pregnant with twin boys, posed on the cover of Canadian magazine 7 Jours with husband René Angelil and their nine-year-old son René-Charles. Wearing a green maxi dress, Celine showed she definitely had that pregnancy glow, smiling widely as she posed alongside her family. Celine and husband René Angelil were quick to deny rumours that the My Heart Will Go On singer had been rushed to hospital earlier this month with complications. A representative for the star said: ‘She’s never been in the hospital – her pregnancy continues to be healthy and she feels fantastic. As with most women expecting multiples, her doctor wants her to stay off her feet as much as possible as she finishes her pregnancy. They’ve gotten calls from friends worried that something is wrong. To be so happy and then to get these calls, it’s been upsetting for them when they are in such a good place.’ Celine fell pregnant following her sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt and turning to acupuncture to improve her chances of conceiving. And the singer said recently that her pregnancy has been pretty normal so far. She explained: ‘The first two months I really felt the classical symptoms – the morning sickness, hot flashes, nausea. ‘In a certain way, that reassured me, like a sign that my pregnancy was progressing. Now, everything is falling into place. I have a little belly.’ It was reported Celine was pregnant last August, but her spokeperson confirmed in November 2009 that the pregnancy had failed.

I cannot even imagine what it must’ve felt like for Céline when she lost her baby last year, I can only hope that this pregnancy with twins will bring her the happiness that I know she has been looking for for some time. I understand it’s tricky for women in their 40s to conceive, let alone successfully give birth so I’m sending all my best wishes her way. I kinda love how unkempt Céline looks on the cover of this mag … other celebs would be all done up to perfection, Céline just looks un-made up and happy. I’m very much looking forward to the day when Céline welcomes her babies into the world.

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Meet Ashley Horn, Lindsay Lohan’s Other Sister

Michael Lohan objects!

Lindsay Lohan‘s life just keeps getting more interesting … not only has she seemingly NOT ceased her partying ways despite being freshly released from rehab, not only has her estranged father moved all the way across the country so that he can live closer to Lindsay in order to try and infiltrate her life … but NOW she is learning that she has another sister, fathered by Michael Lohan as a result of a brief love affair in the early 90′s. Life & Style magazine has all the deets:

Just a week after Lindsay Lohan was released from jail, an unexpected family member is reaching out to help, claiming she is the stars long-last half sister! Life & Style has exclusively obtained the birth certificate of 15-yr-old Ashley Horn — and it names Linday’s father, Michael Lohan, as her dad. Ashley’s mother, Kristi –who had a brief affair with Michael in the early 1990’s while he was married to (but separated from) Dina–came forward with their story in 2008, but Michael denied that he was the father. “In December 2008 we had a court hearing that Michael was ordered to appear at for the DNA testing,” Kristi tells Life & Style. When Michael didn’t show (he says he was on probation and couldn’t travel), a judge ruled that his name could be added to the birth certificate. But Michael is still denying that he’s Ashley’s father, telling Life & Style, “I’d be glad to take a DNA test!” Kristi also claims that Michael owes a staggering $300,000 in back child support (a ruling his lawyers are contesting). Now, Lindsay Lohan’s not the only one ripping into Michael for not being there for his family. “I do not trust him, and I don’t want to be around him or part of his life,” Ashley tells Life & Style. “I could never call Michael Lohan ‘Dad.’ A dad is a person who is there for you and takes care of you.” Ashley says she wanted to reach out to Lindsay this summer when the star was in jail and rehab, but having no ties to the family made it impossible. “I wanted to help Lindsay in some way, but what was I supposed to do?” Ashley tells Life & Style. “I don’t even know how to contact her.”

In response to this story by L&S, Daddy Lohan is telling TMZ that Ashley is not his daughter … and he is willing to go to Maury Povich to prove that she is not:

Michael Lohan is trying to put an end to allegations he fathered an illegitimate daughter 15 years ago … and to clear his name, he’s turning to the expert in daddy DNA drama — Maury Povich. Sources tell TMZ … Lohan is currently talking to “Maury” producers about going on the show and taking a paternity test to prove he never impregnated Kristi Kaufmann … who claims she had an affair with Mike in the ’90s. Lohan tells TMZ Kaufmann has demanded child support in the past … and even changed the child’s birth certificate to bear Michael’s last name … which would make the kid Lindsay adjacent.

I mean, how much more trashy can all of this get? Wait a minute, don’t answer that … I’m afraid we may find out. If I were Ashley Horn, I’d want to keep news that Michael Lohan was my father a HUGE secret. UGH. Trust me, Ashley … you do NOT want to actually become a Lohan.

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Sandra Bullock Does ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Magazine

"The Most Powerful Actress on the Planet"

Sandra Bullock, the girl that everyone loves to love, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue Entertainment Weekly. As you may know, Sandra is finally talking to the media again (earlier this week she appeared on The Today Show) after taking many months off and the media is welcoming her back with open arms. EW has dubbed Sandra The Most Powerful Woman on the Planet … and while that title may be a bit hyperbolic, there’s no question that she now wields a lot of power. Here is our first look at Sandra on the cover of EW and a preview of the coverstory article:

As Sandra Bullock mulls her next move — most likely starring opposite Tom Hanks in an adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close — EW takes a look inside her stunning comeback, examining how she consciously retooled her career, how she transcended the tabloid noise, and where she might go from here. One thing’s for sure: Bullock has no shortage of options. At age 46, a decade and a half after she jumped on the bus in Speed, the actress is being courted for virtually every female starring role Hollywood has to offer … ”Every movie you hear about and every script I see, they say, ‘We’re going after Sandra Bullock for the woman,’ ” says Ben Affleck, who costarred with Bullock in 1999′s Forces of Nature. “She’s the golden girl,” says a top Hollywood agent. “Everyone is rooting for her. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Indeed, it’s been quite a year for the actress: The two biggest hits of her career. A Best Actress Oscar. A tabloid firestorm. A new baby. EW examines her rising status in Hollywood, and how, thanks to the intangible chemical reaction that creates stardom, she’s always had a knack for making audiences fall in love with her. “From the minute we saw her in Speed, she just had this quality that people want to be around,” says Bradley Cooper, who costarred with Bullock in last year’s All About Steve. “It’s like being around a source of light.”

I will forever contend that Sandra Bullock‘s best movie is The Net but, yeah, she’s appeared in a string of other beloved hits. She is in such a unique position right now … not only does she have the acting chops to take on practically any role she wants but she also has the cred (in the form of the current Academy Award for Best Actress) to demand practically any role she wants. Add to that powerful combination the fact that she has the love and support of pretty much everyone on Earth because of what she endured from her scuzzball husband AND because she’s a new mother. Sandra finds herself in a perfect storm of celebrity … AND she’s a nice person! The sky is the limit for Sandra Bullock, I’m certain that whatever she does next … she will do with flying colors. This issue of EW hits newsstands tomorrow.


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The Cast Of ‘Mad Men’ Does ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

'Mad' women & Jon Hamm

Last month we got to see the principal cast of True Blood wearing nothing but blood on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Today we get to see the ladies and leading man of Mad Men on the cover of the new issue of RS. This time, the coverstars are fully dressed … and mostly fully stacked. Here is the just-released coverphoto along with an excerpt from the coverstory article:

In the opening scene of the new season of Mad Men, an interviewer asks Draper, “Who is Don Draper?” Rather than confess the truth — that he’s a flimflam man who fabricated his whole identity from a dead Korean War officer and built his entire life on a lie en route to a Madison Avenue advertising career — Draper merely takes a drag on his cigarette. “I’m from the Midwest,” he says. “We were taught it’s not polite to talk about yourself.” In a sense, Mad Men is Weiner’s attempt to figure out this question for himself. He has created an elaborate pageant of American fantasies — guys and dolls who look like they have it all, even when their private worlds are complete frauds. The advertising wizards of Mad Men swagger through the office, knock back cocktails, knock back lovers. They live out JFK-era America’s tawdriest dreams, almost as if it’s a professional code — to sell these dreams to America, they have to experience them from the inside, with all their inherent betrayal and manipulation. After three seasons on AMC, a basic-cable network previously known for endless reruns of second-rate movies, Mad Men established a hold on America’s fantasy life like no show since The Sopranos. “The big question the show is trying to answer through Don has to do with identity,” Weiner says. “Who am I? — It’s only the biggest theme in all of Western literature.” To make it happen, Weiner assembled a cast he could relate to — veteran actors who had spent their careers toiling in relative obscurity. Jon Hamm, who plays Draper, had a few scenes in We Were Soldiers. January Jones, who plays his brittle and ethereal ex-wife, Betty, showed up in the third American Pie movie as Stifler’s love interest. Christina Hendricks, who rules the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce as Joan, appeared in a video for the Nineties rock band Everclear. Nobody wanted them. Today, everybody knows their names, everybody covets their careers, everybody wants to get next to them.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of Mad Men. David loves the show and I watch it with him from time to time but nothing about the show really grabs me. I think it’s a great take on American life in the 60s and the setting details are fantastic but overall … the show bores me. Still, considering that Mad Men walked away with the Emmy Award for Best Drama this past weekend and the fact that it is so prominently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine I think it’s safe to say that the show is well-loved. This will prolly be an issue of RS that I won’t be picking up myself but I’m certain there are quite a few MM fans out there who’ll wanna be sure to pick it up when it hits newsstands this week.


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Miranda Kerr Does ‘Vogue Italia’ Magazine

In 3D

On Sunday we got our first look at newlywedded Miranda Kerr out and bout with her burgeoning Baby Bump and today we get to see her on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Italian Vogue magazine. Miranda‘s photospread appears to have been shot well before she started showing her bump … and is presented in 3D:

Now, I know that some of y’all are really tired of 3D but I am not … and I LOVE this magazine cover and photospread. If you have a pair of old-fashioned 3D glasses lying around (you know with the red and blue lenses) then you can see this cover in 3D — and it’s pretty cool. After the jump, check out 3 photos from Miranda‘s photospread where she models items from the Fall collections of Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and others … More »

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Gets Propositioned On The Cover Of ‘Steppin’ Out’ Magazine

Is Snooki ready to marry after 2 weeks of dating?

Former Iraq war veteran and current Gorilla Juicehead Jeff Miranda, who has been romancing MTV‘s Jersey Shore star Nicole Snooki Polizzi for the past couple of weeks, is featured on the cover of the new issue of Steppin’ Out magazine with a headline that asks for her hand in holy matrimony … behold:

They’ve barely been dating two weeks, but Snooki’s new boyfriend is ready to make a commitment. Iraq veteran Jeff Miranda proposed to the Jersey Shore star in what can only be described as a slightly tacky way on the September cover of Steppin’ Out Magazine. He poses down on one knee on the cover asking ‘Will you marry me?’ In the article, Miranda talks about his love for the Snooki – real name Nicole Polizzi – and his desire to share a future with her. ‘I want us to be together forever,’ he says. ‘I could see us having children. I want to pop the question to her. If we got married we would be the best parents around. She’s so loving and puts everyone else before herself. She’ll be a great mother.’ And Miranda is sure that Snooki will agree to spend the rest of her life with him. ‘I think Nicole will be shocked by this cover story and the fact that I’m asking her to marry me on the cover. ‘But once she deals with the shock I think they’ll say yes. I really do. In fact, I know she’ll say yes. And Miranda insists he loves Snooki for who she is, rather than her fame. ‘People think I’m using her for fame. But that’s bullshit. They’re just haters. I didn’t ask for camera’s in my face. It came with the territory.

LMAOOOO! I cannot think of a more perfect way for Snooki to enter the bounds of holy matrimony. We know that she’s been lookin’ for a Gorilla Juicehead and now she’s found one … or two, since she was just spotted making out with some other dude just a few days ago. Irregardless, if Snooki is ever gonna get hitched … I think this is the perfect way for her to do so. Mazel tov!

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Lindsay Lohan Does ‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine

"I was irresponsible. And I'm not making excuses"

Back in July we learned that the then still-incarcerated Lindsay Lohan would be appearing on the cover and in the pages of the September issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Today we get our first look at L. Lo‘s coverphoto for VF mag (which has her lookin’ a bit like Grace Kelly) along with some excerpts from her coverstory interview … behold:

Her youth, her absent father and her own poor choice of role models led Lindsay Lohan astray, the actress admits in a revealing interview conducted last month, shortly before she began to serve her jail term and stint in treatment. “I was irresponsible. And I’m not making excuses,” Lohan says … quoting the 24-year-old from a new cover story in Vanity Fair. In what she now considers “scary and sad,” Lohan says part of her problem was that the tabloids were her single news source: “I would look up to those girls … the Britneys and whatever. And I would be like, I want to be like that.” Now, though, her clubbing days are over. “I see where that’s gotten me now,” she says, “and I don’t like it.” Not that she finds her past reputation as a party girl entirely deserved. “If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am,” she says, “then putting a [scram] bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking – so that says something, because I was fine.” As for drug use, “I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have – never in my life. I have no desire to. That’s not who I am,” she says. “I’ve admitted to the things that I’ve done – to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ’cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, okay, ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.” Going to Los Angeles for her career in her late teens, Lohan, a Long Island native, says, “These were my college years … but they were in the public eye. I was irresponsible. I was experimenting. I was doing certain things that people do 10 times more of when they’re in college.” The problem, she surmises, was “I didn’t have any structure. In the beginning, I had structure, and then I lost all the structure in my life. I think a lot of it was because when I was doing my first slew of movies, it was very go-go, and I had a lot of responsibility, and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore – I was 18, 19 – with a ton of money.” Largely at fault for her rocky foundation, she says, is father Michael Lohan, who was not there for his family. “I think if anyone should be looked at medically it’s him,” says Lindsay. “He has such a big chemical imbalance at this point because of all the things he’s done to himself. … The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you’d be, like, happy that your father’s there. But then he has to go and do an interview right after.” Moving ahead, she says, “I want my career back. I know that I’m a damn good actress, and it’s been my passion since I was a child, and I know that when I care about something, I put 100 percent and more into it. … I want the respect that I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It’s not fun anyway. I don’t care. It’s the same thing every time.”

See, here’s where I have a problem with this VF interview … Lindsay tries to lay out at the start that it was her “irresponsibility” that caused her downward spiral into jail … and then she makes excuses for every single thing in her life. I do not disagree that her parents are to blame for her dangerous behavior but it’s not her father’s fault alone. Her mother’s enabling ways will prove to destroy Lindsay if she let’s them, I believe that wholeheartedly. Her father may have not provided structure early in her life but her mother is the one causing the harm right now, at Lindsay‘s lowest point. I find it HUGELY comical that Lindsay is also blaming her current woes on the experimentation of her “college years”. LMAO!! That girl has never even seen the inside of a college classroom or even touched a college textbook and she’s happy to say, Oh I was just wild during my “college years” … and other people were worse. I’ve never heard anything so moronic in my life. Lindsay Lohan will NEVER get her life back until she stops giving bullshit answers in magazine interviews and STARTS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER ACTIONS. I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt since this interview was conducted before she went to jail and rehab … I’m hoping and praying she has a bit more perspective, one that makes her realize that her problems are due to her poor choices and her total irresponsibility. I know that is a lot to ask for but, honestly, if Lindsay is going to save her own life … she’s going to have to take 100% responsibility for her own life.

After the jump, check out one of the photos from Lindsay‘s VF photospread which will be published in this issue of the magazine … More »

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‘Entertainment Weekly’ Gets The 2010 Pre-Emmy Awards Party Started

Party Time, Excellent

It’s Emmy Weekend and you know what that means … parties, parties, parties! Entertainment Weekly magazine got things going last night by teaming up with Women In Film to host their annual Pre-Emmy Award soiree at the Restaurant at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, CA. Many of the folks from True Blood were in attendance last night, including newlyweds Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer who were photographed together for the first time since they hot hitched in Malibu, CA last weekend. Here are a few photos of some of the celebrants at EW‘s par-tay and some deets about the other soirées that took place around town last night:

Celebrities roaming the Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film pre-Emmy party late Friday night seemed to stay in packs. Fellow comedians Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher chatted outside the restaurant at the luxurious Sunset Marquis hotel, while adroit “Parks and Recreation” co-stars Adam Scott and Aubrey Plaza held court on the patio. Seth MacFarlane, nominated for original music and lyrics for “Family Guy,” and Seth Green, nominated in the voice-over category for “Robot Chicken,” kept each other in stitches near the bar. Inside, invitees filled golden goodies bags with free makeup. Other attendees included Craig Robinson from “The Office” and Jason Ritter from the upcoming “The Event.” The men of “Modern Family” reunited Friday night at the Emmys’ performers nominee reception at Wolfgang Puck’s Spectra inside the Pacific Design Center. Emmy nominees Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Fred Willard, along with Nolan Gould, who plays Burrell’s son on the ABC comedy, mingled at the posh cocktail party … On the other side of the party, “Dexter” actor James Remar and other attendees filled their plates with Chinese chicken salad, Shangri La lobster and miso-glazed salmon. Partygoers also feasted outside on the balcony on short ribs and sweet plantains while listening to a jazz band perform such tunes as “I Kissed a Girl” and the theme song from “Frasier.” Nominees in attendance, including “Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss and “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, were presented with certificates by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences chairman John Schaffner, who recalled accidentally stepping on Glenn Close’s gown at a Screen Actors Guild event before he handed the “Damages” star her accolade.

There will be a host of parties going on here in LA tonight on the eve of the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air LIVE on NBC tomorrow night at 8PM ET, 5PM PT. It won’t be long now … we will very soon find out if our fave TV shows and actors will walk away with the coveted Emmy trophies. Who are YOU rootin’ for to win?

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Britney Spears & Sister Jamie Lynn Are NOT Having A Double Wedding

B.S. Alert

The coverstory of this week’s issue of OK! magazine makes the bold claim that sisters Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears are planning a double wedding in order to marry their respective beaus Jason Trawick and Casey Aldridge … but as cute and completely ridiculous as this story is, it turns out NOT to be true:

It turn[s] out that Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears are not planning a double wedding just like a swirling report has suggested recently. A source close to the “Toxic” singer [makes clear] that “there is no truth” to the rumor, while Jamie’s pal added the story was made up. The double wedding report was first run by OK! Magazine. The mag claimed both Britney and Jamie were excited about idea to “marry their boyfriends, Jason Trawick and Casey Aldridge, in a spectacular double wedding!” The mag further mentioned that Spears sisters would have their kids as “ring bearers and the flower girl” while they walked each other down the aisle. Meanwhile, Jason was reportedly thrilled about the joint-nuptials idea as well. A source said, “Jason said it would be bigger than a royal wedding.” “Britney’s eyes lit up… A Spears-girls double wedding would be a huge attention-getter,” the source further claimed. As for the guests listed for the ceremony, the mag revealed some big names including Oprah Winfrey, U.S. President Barack Obama and Lady GaGa.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I mean … c’mon. I must admit, there are quite a few tabloid magazine stories that have a hint of truth to them even if they are completely fabricated … but this ridiculous b.s. about a double Spears sister wedding is totally laughable. Once you get to the guestlist which reportedly includes Oprah, Obama and Gaga you *have* to know it’s complete fiction. As much as *I* would love the cheeky ridiculous of a double wedding as imagined by OK! magazine, I felt it was my duty to help clear up this outlandish rumor. Hahahahaha … it’s like, OK! wasn’t even trying to make this bologna sound believable. Ah well, better luck next time.


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‘POP’ Magazine Releases An Alternate Britney Spears Coverphoto

Princess of 'POP'

Yesterday we got our first look at living legend Britney Spears on the cover of the new issue of the British magazine POP. Today we get to see Britney on an alternate cover for POP magazine, which I understand is available for purchase now!

Normally reserved for the likes of Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn and front row figures firmly approved by the serious fashion set, the winter issue of the vibrantly quirky fashion glossy features Britney as seen through the eyes of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and the lens of Todd Cole. Murakami has developed a reputation as the Japanese Andy Warhol, with his 2D, ‘Superflat’-style works exploring the notion of selling a product and creating exposure for a brand figure. By mass producing merchandise featuring elements of and characters from his creations, classically trained Murakami has crafted an empire that blurs the line between high and low brow art and has helped to redefine the contemporary Japanese art scene. As part of his quest to generate pieces that better reflect the Japanese zeitgeist, he has frequently returned to the theme of the country’s fascination with trying to eerily maintain an aura of innocence when it comes to mainstream pop culture figures. Cuteness/‘kawaii’ is king in Japan and appropriated, anthropomorphised motifs that continually appear in Murakami’s work include vividly coloured mushrooms, teddy bears and staring eyes. Yet in collaborating with Spears, the artist brings consumerism and fetishism crashing together in Technicolor with a parody of the doe eyed, naïve Manga girl. Posing in a Rodarte lace wedding dress, Spears sweetly gazes up at the camera from the front of one cover, mimicking the shot that appeared on her debut album cover. The picture is slightly blurred and over exposed, surrounding the star in a halo of light as she perches amongst dozens of white flowers. There is even a cartoon Starbucks cup (an ever-present fixture in candid pictures of the star) pasted alongside one inset frame. Kitsch? Most definitely. But sickeningly twee? Certainly not. Murakami is not seeking to present Britney as having emerged from the cocoon of her highly publicised conservatorship virginal and reborn. Whilst she appears undeniably beautiful and doll like, the effect is not one of mannequin level perfection; of a polished, airbrushed-within-an-inch-of-its-life editorial. Some have already commented on Spears’ apparent resemblance to a young Courtney Love in the cluttered cover shots, and although the bleached blonde hair may have something to do with it, the faded feminine tones and heavy mascara -rather than fluttering falsie- framed eyes add a kinderwhore-esque grungy edge to the Lolita façade … Overall, bravo to both Dasha Zhukova’s POP and Team Britney. In uniting for this shoot, Britney has not only bagged some fantastic fringe-fashion credibility, but together they’ve unexpectedly managed to fuse style relevancy (the seasons 1990s, grunge and lace trends featuring amongst most wanted designer pieces), artistic merit (as the subject fits perfectly with the artist’s inspirations, providing a new branch of social commentary) and a fresh approach to high end fashion spreads (by tapping into an aesthetic and personality that hasn’t been represented recently in the press).

I LOVE this so much!! I can’t wait to see more. Fortunately, our dear Britney is lookin’ out for us rabid fans. She updated her official Facebook profile with a new photo from this POP magazine photospread. Check it out, after the jump … More »

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