Rihanna is bringing her Styled To Rock TV show to the US. The production - which sees designers battle it out to create a stage outfit for the singing star - was axed after one series on Sky Living in the UK, but the "Diamonds" singer will now partner with the Style Network to resurrect it in the US.
"Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career. I am so excited to partner with Style Network and share my creative insight with these 12 designers and give them this opportunity to showcase their work," she said in a statement.
The UK show was hosted by Henry Holland and Nicola Roberts, but the celebrity line-up has yet to be announced for the new show. Rihanna herself only appeared in three episodes before it was dropped after failing to draw in enough viewers and production crew also blamed the hectic schedule of the pop stars who took part for causing problems.
American Idol is launching its Authentic Icon clothing line.
The talent search show recently recruited Tommy Hilfiger as an image advisor, and is now planning to launch an exclusive clothing collection at Kohl's stores across the country. The line will debut in April and be in stores from June and will feature selections for both men and women.
"It was a natural extension to partner on a line of American Idol-inspired apparel that captures the essence of our rich music, style and performance heritage," said David Luner of FreemantleMedia Enterprises, the production company behind the show.
Contestants on the show will model the styles when they appear in the weekly live finals. "The American Idol collection will build upon the powerful influence of music and entertainment on today's fashion-conscious consumers," said Rick Darling, president of LF USA - which is helping create the clothes.
Simon Cowell reportedly wants Stella McCartney to dress The X Factor contestants.
The 52-year-old music mogul apparently hopes to follow in the footsteps of rival American Idol - which recently joined forces with Tommy Hilfiger - and get an established designer on the show to improve the style of competitors.
"Simon is a big fan of Stella's. He has been for ages. He's in negotiations with her at the moment to get her to design a few special pieces for some of the finalists. It will be great for the show if it comes off," a source said.
Meanwhile Simon is also said to be keen to get Stacy Keibler - the former wrestler and current girlfriend of George Clooney - to replace Steve Jones as host on the US version of the show.
"Stacy Keibler is in talks to join the show, but her lack of experience in the music business may make her more appropriate as a host. She looks fantastic and has bags of charisma," a source said.
Christina Hendricks borrows clothes from the Mad Men set.
The 36-year-old actress says playing office manager Joan Harris in the 1950s drama has helped boost her own sense of style and she sometimes can't resist taking home some of the outfits rejected for her character.
"I have certainly learned silhouettes from Joan. I wear a lot more pencil skirts and things like that - I realize they look good on everybody. Sometimes there are dresses that Joan doesn't end up wearing and every once in a while I will borrow one for an event," she said.
However, Christina insists her personal style is a little more reserved than her character's: "I like to sort of be 'put together.' I've actually been a fan of being a bit more covered up than Joan. I've always believed that's a sophisticated and sexy look."
Tommy Hilfiger has been hired as an image advisor for American Idol. In the newly-created position, the 60-year-old fashion designer will be charged with developing the style of each contestant.
"I will look at where they were, where they are today and the possibility of where they could go, because I don't think their image will evolve without some trial and error. 'We need to take into consideration their ages, color preferences, sizes, what types of music they will be performing, what they wear on their feet and how they wear their hair. There is going to be a real package put together on each person."
Talking about his decision to take on the role, he told WWD, "I thought it would be exciting and challenging and different, a place where I could use all of my experience in fashion and music. If you look at what makes a star, it's not only musical talent, it's the complete package. And that includes image. If you look at great superstars from Michael Jackson to Madonna and Lady Gaga and Katy Perry today, they each have a unique style and that adds to their persona. It's the icing on the cake."
Now that she's raking in millions from her clothing and accessories empire, Jessica Simpson is returning to reality television to display her fashion prowress.
While she has been off the air since last year's VH1 show The Price of Beauty, Simpson is now confirmed as a celebrity mentor on upcoming NBC show Fashion Star. The singer will team up with supermodel host Elle Macpherson to guide aspiring fashion designers in this Project Runway-esque series.
"With an almost billion-dollar lifestyle brand under her belt she is sure to be an excellent mentor to our up-and-coming designers," said Paul Telegdy, NBC and Universal Media Studios executive vice president.
Can the pop star-turned-entrepreneur help aspiring creatives without her own team of designers and business partners?
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UPDATE: According to a new report, Rachel is expecting her first child.
And you thought Rachel Zoe looked stressed before.
If/when The Rachel Zoe Project returns to Bravo, there will be one less man in the famed stylist’s life. No – baby-crazed Rodger will still be around (at least, we assume so). It’s Brad Goreski who’ll be MIA.
After three seasons on the show, Brad – who was promoted to style director when Taylor Jacobsen was fired – has opted to part ways … on good terms.
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Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jesslyn Gilsig and Cory Monteith were just a few of the Glee cast members who walked the red carpet this week for a TVAcademy event.
Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) and Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury) discussed the frocks they’ll wear for the upcoming Emmy awards (Glee scored a jaw-dropping 19 nominations). Michele, who is up for a Best Actress statue, is going for a look that’s “different” from her previous Golden Globes attire. Mays joked that she might look for her red carpet gown at Ross Dress for Less. She says her “gorgeous” husband is “the perfect accessory.”
Other cast members also discussed their dates. Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) is bringing his parents, an act Cory Monteith might mimick. He initially said he will probably take his mom, then grinned and added, “Maybe I’ll bring a cute girl to the Emmys.” Ask Lea!
Read More | Entertainment Tonight
Tonight’s 67th Annual Golden Globes presentation - hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais - had a nice mix of first-time wins, heartfelt speeches, fashionable entrances and non-stop humor.
If you missed the ceremony, you can get a full list of the winners here or read some of our favorite highlights after the jump.
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Movie stars. Television celebrities. Famed recording artists. It can only be the People’s Choice Awards. Did your favorite star win your pick for Best Dressed? Not everyone made the right choice for the red carpet season opener.
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