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Erin Kaplan, our favorite “character” on The City and one of the few who actually, you know, worked, is leaving Elle for what are apparently greener pastures over at CondeNast’s Teen Vogue.
While we clearly love calling out a good Photoshop Disaster, the most recent submission to our Tips box is anything but. A model on RevolveClothing.com has found herself the subject of some serious scrutiny in the comments section — and not because of concerns over post-production editing, but, perhaps more sadly, because of her health.
We’ve got some good news for those of you who have been seriously jonesing for your weekly Olivia Palermo-As-An-Evil-Villian-In-My-TV-Box fix. While The City may have gone the way of the The Hills and Laguna Beach, Palermo won’t be missing from your screens for much longer.
This was the week that Marie Claire got embroiled in some “fattie” controversy, Justin Bieber was the victim of unfortunate Photoshopping and Harry Potter stole from Alexander McQueen. It was also the week we learned Anna Wintour worked for Penthouse and that Target made us very, very happy.
That’s right, folks. MTV‘s The City has been canceled, or so Whitney Port told Ryan Seacrest today.
If you’re anything like us, you know that Joe Zee’s scenes on The City just never seem to be long enough. That’s because Zee’s television persona is utterly captivating. He’s funny, he tells it like he is, he’s like a male version of Rachel Zoe. And apparently others agree that there’s no such thing as too much Zee.
Just because The City isn’t filming doesn’t mean that Whitney Port is taking a break from being in the spotlight. According to NY Mag’s Vulture blog, Port has been cast in a scripted, web-only series based on a Zoey Dean novel called Hollywood Is Like High School With Money. Wait, isn’t that what Laguna Beach was about?
We have such a love/hate relationship with Olivia Palermo. We hate her patronizing attitude and her inability to move her jaw. But we kind of love the fact that she’s willing to look like a total jerk on national television. And while we sort of hate that she has what appears to be a never-ending supply of really expensive clothing, we have to admit: we love her style. So it’s with mixed emotions that we’re reporting Palermo’s plans to design her very own clothing line.
Marc Ecko’s Complex magazine undoubtedly has a penchant for the following things: looking fly, sick beats, and as of today, People’s Revolution and The City‘s badass-on-the-block Kelly Cutrone. The two collided in this hysterical interview, where Cutrone held nothing back and unsurprisingly, her answers were flecked with bits of proverb-esque professional advice — of which we can never get enough.
What is a former reality television star to do after her show comes to an end? Rumors have begun as to what The Hills cast member Stephanie Pratt‘s next venture will be. According to one insider, Pratt has New York City on her mind. But does she have what it takes — sartorially speaking, that is?
Yesterday, we reported some very unsettling news. The City, Whitney Port‘s fashion driven reality television show, was being cancelled. Thankfully, Whitney Port took to her personal website and to twitter to clear up at least one of the rumors.
Is The City getting canceled? The good people at Fashionista seem to think so, but other blogs and writers disagree. We analyze the likelihood of the rumors after the jump.
Today, the New York Times covered Elle magazine’s highly visible success at utilizing the power of television. “People judge everything you do in fashion. Everything,” Robbie Myers, Elle’s editor in chief, told the Times. So to continue where they left off, here are six reasons we think Elle has got it going on — plus one piece of constructive criticism.
For sure, an MTV reality television show can be a unique launching pad for things like Milk Mustache campaigns and fake magazine jobs, even a clothing line. So we were a little taken aback when Ali “the too skinny model” from the first season of “The City,” decided to pack up her compelling plot line and strike out on her own.
With the exception of the final scene in last night’s episode of The City, it seems as though the more conniving Olivia got, the straighter her hair became. As her attitude worsened, she took to the straightening iron, trading in her carefully coiffed curls for pin straight tresses. An attempt to look more serious, or simply coincidence?
Let’s start with the truth: this episode was so uninspiring. We watched it last night, and then re-watched it idly while working this morning, and as we sit here and think of all the OMG DRAMZ points we want to bring up, we’ve got nothing. But that can’t be true! The City takes up an entire 17 minutes (if one shrewdly skips commercials) and so something must have happened! And then we remember: something happens. And it involves Shakespeare.
If it’s wrong to find yourself in tears at the end of a docu-drama produced by MTV, well, then we don’t want to be right. The second season of “The City” made its epic return to the small screen Tuesday night and with it came Whitney Port’s perfectly honey-colored ombre hair, Oliva Palermo’s over-enunciated Connecticut clip, and the softest side of Kelly Cutrone we’ve ever seen; it was the Mama Wolf’s tears that begat our own. Let’s start at the beginning…
True Whit, Whitney Port’s new advice book is due out next year and will be published by It Books. According to the publisher, the book will offer advice and personal anecdotes and will be a “conversational, fun, and candid guide for girls looking to start out [in life] with style.”
Regardless of her obvious absent from Elle’s masthead, based on what we see on The City, Olivia Palermo “works” at Elle. Apparently the spring season doesn’t only bring out Olivia’s backhanded blows at her friends. Olivia also seems to be cheating on her place of work, by guest blogging for UK Vogue, one of Elle’s competitors.
The premiere of The City may still be three weeks away, but to tide us over, we’ve manufactured some controversy of our own. It’s Fashion Wars: Whitney vs. Olivia!