Monday, July 31, 2006

A world of candids

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Heather Graham out in SoHo

LeAnn Rimes and her husband in NYC

Rachel Bilson shopping in LA

More from Mexico with Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz

Heidi Klum at the launch of Victoria's Secret's new Very Sexy Makeup

Gwen Stefani out with Kingston and her parents in LA

Alanis Morisette and Ryan Reynold in Brentwood

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner at the Red Sox vs. LA baseball game

John Travolta's fat and lovin' it

John Travolta loves his new fatter figure. "I know I have a love handle or two," he told a British paper, "but I'm lucky that at this stage in my career, it's not hurting the work I do. And my wife loves the extra meat on me." And of his super-fit days, the Pulp Fiction actor said, "I often look back on those days with fondness. But I don't think I'd dare even try to wear those [Saturday Night Fever] outfits now. I love my food."

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Mel checks into rehab

Mel Gibson has checked into a rehab center after his weekend DUI arrest and the subsequent anti-Semitic remarks he made to the police. "He is in a program recovery at this time," says his rep of the renowned actor and director. But a neighbor and friend of Gibson's as well as the co-founder of a treatment center in Malibu, isn't sure it will work. "I understand he has gone to a treatment center. The center that I've heard he's checked himself into follows the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. And I don't believe that will help him," the neighbor said. "He needs individual and intense therapy by a team of people who know what they are looking for in causes of alcoholism. There are only four causes and it is one or more of those four causes that are causing him to be out of control."

Jamie Foxx's new girl

Jamie Foxx has a new love. The Oscar-winning actor is reportedly smitten with British jazz singer Alexia Collen - whom he met in April at a London club. Collen was Foxx's date at the London premiere of Miami Vice last week, and the Ray actor is rumored to have asked her to move to LA. "He's definitely really into her and it's more than just lust - he's so keen," a source told a British paper. "Alexia is a little unsure. She thinks he's lovely but is overawed by the Hollywood thing and is trying to get herself a name as a jazz singer in London."


United nations

Nicole Richie's camera - and some saucy photos - goes missing - The Bosh

eBay to auction off Paris Hilton's tiaras - TMZ

Is Lance Bass's relationship on the rocks? - A Socialite's Life

Justin Timberlake wants Posh Spice as an interviewer - Popsugar

Dlisted has the full list of MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Shoes, Glorious Shoes!

All right my pretties, I know, I know. You've been starving for some fashion goodies. Today the subject is shoes. Usually I like to focus on fashion for the everyday girl-about-town, but today I was on the hunt for beautiful shoes, those that are objets d'art in their own right. Such as...

These lovely things by Marc Jacobs. I love unusual shapes, and these have it. Patent leather is going to be huge this fall, and while I'm not really a fan, I'd get over it for a pair of these babies.

On a more affordable tip, meet the "Mary Kate," my namesake pump! I love how the suede runs over the platform, love the wine color, love the chunky roundness of it. So far it's my must-have shoe for fall, despite its semi-impracticality. $74.95.

Kate Spade "Angie" mules weren't $195, I'd be all over them, too. I used to think I'd never find a cute mary jane that didn't scream "Brooklyn book editor" (no offense to any of that species who might be reading, of course) but these just might be them. Sleek, no?

These YSL wedges, at $590, are even further out of my price range, but this is the kind of shoe that makes me want to dress in all black so everyone has to acknowledge the fabulousness of the shoes. Love the color blocking, and I think maybe it's a rule that everyone must own suede footwear this fall.

Yep, suede. With a splash of color. Hi Pucci! I love you! Please send me your wedge pumps (gratis, as I can't afford the $435 price tag)....

...or maybe your lovely high boots ($950)...

...or even these funky leather ones. I think I might heart those the most, actually. What? You don't give away $750 boots to upstart fashion bloggers? Well, WHY NOT? Don't you know we're a thriving community?

I'm also noticing a lot of leopard print among the designer offerings. Which makes me glad that if I can't have these truly special Giuseppe Zanotti wedges, $495, at least I picked up a pair of leopard-print pumps at the clothing and accessories swap I organized with a few friends a while back. Those were about four inches high, too. (Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment.)

These Christian Louboutin mohair pumps are so incredible. They will never be mine, at $710. But a girl can gaze.

I'm also enjoying the thought of these Kate Spade feather flats, $272. What's next? Are we going to see shoes with little googly eyes all over them? Exquisitely arts-and-crafted shoes for all!

Finally, these cute slingbacks are by Steve Madden, they're a bright, candy-colored green, and they've got a big button closure. What more do you need? $99.95 (frankly a bit much) is all.

Tune in tomorrow for a frightening display of the ugliest things you could possibly put on your feet, this side of Crocs. Toodles!

Tori likes porn

Tori Spelling told Giant magazine in a recent interview that she and new husband Dean McDermott rent porn from The CEO of SugarDVD reportedly promised PageSix a list of the titles Tori had watched - but after he called Tori's reps for permission, "they weren't pleased - they told me not to." He was nevertheless thrilled to have Spelling's public endorsement and said in return, "We're going to give her free porn for life."


Out and about

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber in the south of France

Marcia Cross in Brentwood

Kate Bosworth out earlier in July

Penelope Cruz on the beach in Saint-Tropez

Paris Hilton partying with Stavros Niarchos in Saint-Tropez

Jamie Lynn Spears, Courteney Cox and Andie McDowell at the Barnyard premiere

Lindsay Lohan and Harry Morton in Malibu

Adriana Lima at LAX