Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain and sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82. His death was confirmed by his wife, Annette de la Renta. Though ill with cancer intermittently for a decade, Mr. de la Renta was resilient. During that period, his business grew by 50 percent, to $150 million in sales, as his name became linked to celebrity events like the Oscars. Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker and Penélope Cruz were among the stars who wore his dresses. Click here for more.
Joan Rivers, the legendary comedienne whose longtime tag line of "can we talk?" drew in millions of fans over the years, has passed away at the age of 81. Her hard hitting yet honest commentary about fellow celebs will be sorrily missed. Ms. Rivers career spanned over 50 years and her accomplishments earmark her as trailblazer amongst females in comedy. Ms. Rivers work encompassed everything from her original nightclub stand up to the Ed Sullivan Show, to becoming permanent Guest Host on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show, to her televised red carpet reporting and finally to Fashion Host of E! 's Fashion Police and star of her own reality show, WE's Joan and Melissa, with daughter Melissa Rivers.
At long last the DETAILS of Brad and Angelina's overseas wedding are revealed. Most important? Confirmation that Jolie did in fact where a Luigi Massi designed Atelier Versace dress. Brittain's Hello Magazine among others has the full story. Click here for more.
The Academy Award Winning actor Robin Williams died on Monday morning, his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement. Williams, 63, had been battling severe depression recently, the statement said. Williams was found unconscious at his home in Tiburon, Calif., around noon on Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. His death appeared to be a suicide due to asphyxia.
Leaving behind a long and rich body of work, the gifted actor can best be remembered for roles ranging from obscure to larger than life, for comedic as well dramatic. Originally, a stand-up comedian Williams' public persona spanned decades and reached people from all walks of life.
Popular and critically-acclaimed performances included: Mork and Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Comic Relief, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, Hook, and many more. Amidst the chaos of war, Robin Williams was a constant performer in Iraq and Afghanastan cheering up the troops. Williams is survived by wife Susan Schneider and three children.
It is difficult to make mention of the modeling industry and not allow your thoughts to wander only to arrive d.some startlingly spectacular face--a face that undeniably belongs to Ford Models. Eilieen Ford, logtime head of her behemoth of an agency Ford Models, headquartered in New York City died on Thursday, July 10thin a hospital in Morristown NJ. The 92 year oldwho originally co-owned Ford Models with her husband Jerry was known for taking a hard line with her exceptional beauties is repsonsible for the making of mega careers for 70s modelJerry Hall, and Christie Brinkley80s modelBrooke Shields,90s model Christy Turlington and many more--as well and a slew of now fifty and sixty something actresses who many have lone forgotten were originally Ford models*** early on in their careers.
Ford, not only change the forefront of he modeling industry but groomed her daughter Katie to rule the roost with an equally firm hand. Eileen Ford is survived by her four children and her top tier agency that still bears her name.
***Though many supermodels often switched agencies over the years, many at some point landing at Ford it is the aforementioned that are so commonly asscoaited with Ford.
So we truly grappled with what the title of this blog post should be but let's just cut to the chase--Jeremy Meeks' court appearanceis on WireImage. Whatsmore, the captions reads in part that he has (since his initial June 18th mugshot hysteria) obtained representation by a Hollywood agent.
Hollywood agent? Alright. Despite his talent respresentation, a reliable source indicates that today's court apperance yielded a not too savory outcome. Click here for the news Meeks received today.
Hollywood’s top stars, including Katy Perry, Lea Michelle, Julianne Hough, Miles Teller and more just finished partying at the LACOSTE Beautiful Desert Pool Partywith Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial. For the first year, guests atthe iconic, star-studded LACOSTEparty sipped on Moët & Chandon Impérial Ice– the first ever champagne crafted to be enjoyed over ice.
Inside the 9th Annual Castle Connolly Awards Dinner
The Ninth Annual Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. National Physician of the Year Awards took place at The Pierre Hotel in New York City on Monday, Mar 31st. Always a worthy cause, the awards dinner recognized and honored five exemplary physicians, as well as the many thousands of other excellent physicians practicing in communities throughout the United States.
Dr. Oz during the cocktial hour
The evening began with a cocktail reception at6:30 pmfollowed by dinner and the awards presentation. Among the many elite docotrs we spoke with the renown Dr. Oz. We asked how he felt about being a recipient of theNational Health Leadership Award, he shared, "Well I'm surprised to get the award, I was really honored to get it with my wife. We spent a lot of our lives building Health Corp. which is a children's health education program. So it's not for the show or being a Heart Surgeon, it's for what I've done to try to get kids to look at their bodies differently."
Dinner is served
Awards were given to physicians who are nationally recognized leaders and contributors in their specialties.
The Lifetime Achievement Awardis awarded to physicians for their lifetime of dedication to research and practice in their respective fields. This year, the award will be presented to:
• Victor Fazio, M.D., Chairman Emeritus, Digestive Disease Institute; Department of Colorectal
Surgery - Cleveland Clinic
• Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D., Professor and Chair, Leukemia - The University of Texas MD
Anderson Cancer Center
The Clinical Excellence Award, recognizing physicians who exemplify excellence in clinical medical practice, will be
• Susan B. Bressman, M.D., Alan and Joan Mirken Chair, Departments of Neurology - Mount Sinai
Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt; Professor of Neurology – Icahn
School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
• Catherine R. deVries, M.D., M.S., Professor of Surgery - University of Utah; Director of the
University of Utah Center for Global Surgery – University of Utah Health Care and Primary
• Michael Saag, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research
(CFAR) – University of Alabama at Birmingham
The National Health Leadership Award is awarded to individuals for outstanding dedication and work with an organization that has served to heighten the awareness for the need for support and research on that specific cause.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host of The Dr. Oz Show, best-selling author and Co-Founder of HealthCorps and Lisa Oz, Host of The Lisa Oz Show, best-selling author and Co-Founder of HealthCorps received this year’s National Health Leadership Award.
John K. Castle, Chairman, and John J. Connolly, Ed.D., President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.,William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., Vice President, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. andJean Morgan, M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical & Research Officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. wiere among the Awards Presenters for the evening. Dr. Steve Salvatore, host of “Dr. Steve,”Tribune’s nationally syndicated TV show, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion
Bulleit® Bourbon........................... 1.25 oz.
Fine grain sugar........................... 1 tsp.
Boiling Water............................... 1.5 oz.
Add Bulleit® Bourbon, fine grain sugar, and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. Stir.
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