Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington went from the glossy cover of Vogue's September issue to the streets (and runways) of New York for Fashion Week.
Naomi modeled a black mesh backless maxi dress from her new collection with fast-fashion company PrettyLittleThing, while Christy closed the show for for Ralph Lauren.
Meanwhile, Linda signed copies of Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel, which is officially out September 13 through Phaidon. The book includes an introduction by interior design and fashion editor William Norwich.
Speaking of Steven Meisel (and fast fashion), he's releasing a capsule collection with Zara this month. Twenty-six models came together for the collection's campaign, from Irina Shayk and Kaia Gerber to Gigi Hadid, and of course, Meisel's muse, Linda.
Also at NYFW: crashers. Anti-leather PETA protesters commandeered the runway at Coach. The two women — one with a sign that said "Coach: Leather Kills," the other showing the same statement on the front of her body — were removed, but not before they could strut it in front of Anna Wintour and Jennifer Lopez.
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Danny Masterson, the actor known for playing Hyde in That '70s Show, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women. Members of the cast, including Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, wrote character letters to the judge prior to the sentencing that reflected well on Danny. Ashton says this was at the request of Danny's family.
Following the recent sentencing and the new knowledge that these character letters were written, Mila and Ashton now find themselves in hot water — enough to record a poorly organized, PR-approved apology video.
Also in the realm of karmic retribution, Rolling Stone had an exclusive story about the harsh reality of working at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Two current and 14 former staff members talked about the "toxic" work environment, à la Ellen.
Jimmy has since apologized to his staff over Zoom.
If you're trying to decide on what movie to watch, do you look up its score on Rotten Tomatoes? You wouldn't be the first. But a new story in Vulture reports that a publicity company would pay self-published critics $50 or more for a review of a movie that it was trying to promote. Even though these were lesser known critics, their reviews could still impact a Rotten Tomatoes score.
Okay, and ... what if the critic hated the movie? you ask. There's a workaround to that: the publicist would tell movie reviewers that nice critics tend to publish negative reviews on a smaller blog. A smaller blog that Rotten Tomatoes doesn't see. Outcome: positive reviews are logged, negative reviews are not.
The founder of this publicity company called this claim (i.e. paying for positive reviews) a far reach.