Yesterday, a tweet by former Gawker writer/current Vanity Fair writer Richard Lawson brought my attention to this clip of a young Leonardo DiCaprio—circa The Basketball Diaries—being interviewed by Daisy Fuentes on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown. I could not be more grateful to revisit this classic material.
This week MTV celebrates its 30th anniversary, and over the course of three decades the network has done nothing short of redefining pop culture. And lucky for us, quite a few ladies helped push the network ahead along the way. Herewith, a celebration of the ladies of MTV.
J.Lo, Joan Collins and Lucci, oh my! Not to mention Gladys Knight, Halle and Paris. Unless you have a very high tolerance for glitz, glam and cleavage, avert your eyes from the 32nd Anniversary Carousel Of Hope Gala!
- We are Nietzsche and God is dead: Paris Hilton's stint in jail saw her fragrance sales rise 30% higher than where they were at this time last year. [WWD, sub req'd]
- The biggest conflict in the Middle East right now? Crocs. Price-fixing. The Holy Land. Is nothing sacred there? [WWD, sub req'd]
- Daisy Fuentes: A sweatshop…
- Daisy Fuentes' clothing line for Kohl's has been earmarked by the National Labor Committee for using sweatshop labor. The weird thing is that this is the odd celebrity sweatshop scandal where we are more surprised by Kohl's (does Vera Wang know?) than Fuentes. After all, celebrities who stoop to doing infomercials…