We’ve reached the stage in the lifecycle of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon where copies are swamping thrift shops. In fact, one store already has so many that volunteers have built a modest fort out of the “erotic” bestsellers, and they really, really don’t want any more.
Scarlett Johansson is speaking out for the first time about the Woody Allen sexual abuse allegations.
Chocolate is lady-crack, if advertisements are to be believed. But the women who grow the cocoa that feeds the masses are not having similar mouth orgasms; instead, they're paid much less than their male colleagues and face discrimination in the workplace, in addition to hunger and poverty.
Uh oh. You know what they say: A good deed never goes unpunished. And so, when a bunch of fans of The Hunger Games books partnered with Oxfam to launch a campaign called "Hunger Is Not a Game," it was only a matter of time before they received a strongly worded letter from Lionsgate, the studio behind the movie.
Charlyne Yi claims that TMZ asked her to film a video promoting Oxfam, saying it wanted to do good for a change. She agreed, but TMZ edited the finished product to humiliate Charlyne and make fun of the charity.
- SJP on Carrie's style influence: "I've never revealed as much or been so daring or made quite as many triumphant mistakes as Carrie. But I'm now bolder than I would have been had I never played this part." [People]
- Did Nicole Richie rip off the idea of shilling crappy-looking headbands from Mischa Barton?! A "source" says yes! “Mischa is furious...She feels like Nicole completely copied her idea.” [PopCrunch]
- Kim Kardashian's shoe line takes celeb designing to a new level of annoying! "All you have to do is fill out a survey…
- Rumor has it that Victoria Beckham will follow her appearance on the cover of Elle and the Marc Jacobs ad campaigns with the April Vogue cover. [Sassybella]
- Speaking of: "No size zeros here!" say the Spice Girls when interviewed alongside Roberto Cavalli by International Herald Tribune fashion critic Suzy Menkes in…
- In the department of a-day-late-and-dollar-short, Senators Elizabeth Dole and Maria Cantwell have introduced legislation that would aid textile/apparel workers who lose their jobs when the work goes overseas. If those workers haven't already blown American Apparel's Dov Charney (above right), that is! [WWD]