The original Sugababes—that seminal late-90s British girl-group—are back!
Mutya Keisha Siobhan (yes, that's the name of their new band) are somewhere in LA recording new material. Here's a sneak peek at one of their new songs, "Lay Down in Swimming Pools"—unclear whether this is making it onto their actual album. [Guardian]According to a report in Page Six,
Hearst's President of Entertainment & Syndication Scott Sassa, a single father, has been forced out of the company following a sexting blackmail scandal gone wrong. Sassa had allegedly been sexting an LA stripper for months when the stripper tried to extort money from him—and he refused, resulting in the stripper forwarding their exchanges to Sassa's bosses at Hearst. [Page Six]
Hey, good news Jennifer Lawrence
! The Wesboro Baptist Church—that weird cult that basically hates everyone and spends a lot of time and money picketing funerals and fashion week—doesn't hate you! Here's what the WBC rep told Vicemagazine
OK. Jennifer Lawrence... I think that most of the young people in our church saw Hunger Games. And I think they all liked that... She just kinda bursted onto the scene, didn't she? She doesn't have a very long film career, does she? [Reporter asks about Winter's Bone] Oh! That's her? Winter's Bone rocked! That was a great flick. I like Winter's Bone quite a bit. I think she did a very nice job there. Yep.
So, there you have it. [Vice]Ryan Seacrest gave Julianne Hough $100,000 worth of jewelry,
she left it in the car, and then it was stolen. [Page Six]In the ongoing legal saga surrounding John Galliano's dismissal from Christian Dior
two years ago: the designer is heading back to appeals court this fall seeking $6 million "based on the argument that he had rights as a salaried employee." Dior, however, is claiming that Galliano was an "independent contractor"—aka a freelancer. Ah yes, of course, the artistic director of a fashion house is a freelancer, uh-huh. [Telegraph]
HBO and Mike Judge (creator of Beavis &
Butthead) are filming a comedy called Silicon Valley
in Palo Alto. The local CBS affiliate reported from the scene of the, uh, set.
[CBS]In pro-wrestling-tangential news, a newly-elected municipal legislator in Japan
(who goes by his wrestling name Skull Reaper A-ji) refuses to ever
take off his mask when he goes to official governmental meetings—much to the consternation of his colleagues. "If I take my mask off, I'm an entirely different person," he told a Japanese paper. "I will not take it off." Dude. [Gawker]In menswear news, hey douchebags, you're back in style!
According to a report in today's Wall Street Journal
, popped collars are back—thanks to a recent strong showing in fall presentations by labels including Emporio Armani, J. Crew, John Varvatos, and Hermes. We can't decide whether we're happy or sad about this. [WSJ]Here are 10 fashion tips from Tumblr-famous Menswear Dog.
See? No popped collar. Also, how to make your pet famous on the internet: TIPS
. [Mashable]Remember that Veronica Mars Kickstarter project we told you about yesterday?
Well, in less than 11 hours, fans ponied up enough cash to get the film off the ground! It's officially happening!
[EW]Amy Poehler is getting a sitcom
on Comedy Central, yay! [EW]
Jennifer Love Hewitt, who currently stars in Lifetime drama hit The Client List
, has been voted Maxim's "Sexiest Cover Ever."
[Radar Online]Jaclyn Smith—yes, of the K-Mart Jaclyn Smiths!
—was spotted shopping at Restoration Hardware this week. Everybody freak out and dance around. [TMZ]