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Bruno Takes On Milan Fashion Week


Friday, “Bruno” aka Sacha Baron Cohen terrorized Milan Fashion Week with backstage pranks and a trip down the runway.

Currently filming, Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male, Bruno, along with his camera crew, created a different sort of excitement backstage at the Iceberg, Mariella Burani and Roberto Musso shows.

Mr. Cohen’s fashion diva alter ego Bruno, reportedly threw himself about on the floor and into racks of clothes in what seemed to be a self imposed fashion crisis, while also pretending to tear off his clothes.

Unrecognizable at first, Cohen wore a prosthetic nose and blond wig.  But it wasn’t long before the ruse was up and an unamused Italian Chamber of Fashion sent out memos barring Cohen and the several production company names he was suspected to be associated with, from Milan’s fashion shows.

But nothing stops Bruno….


Sources: the cut, WWD, YouTube, TheBrunoMovie.com

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Fashion Sensei Says…


Visual DNA


A friend of mine sent me this link for an interactive test to discover your Visual DNA.  You are taken through a series of pictures where you are asked to click on the photo that most appeals to you in that category.

At the end of the visual questionnaire, you will have a profile that describes your visual personality.

I took a test like this once at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.  It was set up during a big social function for people to determine their dating personality.  The funny thing is, at the end of the test, you were assigned a color and a corresponding “match” color.  The idea was for everyone to wear their sticker and you would then be better able to identify your perfect mate.

Click here to determine your Visual DNA.

Get Ready to Laugh Out Loud


On a recent trip to the library, I was reviewing the New York Times Best Seller List, in hopes of finding an interesting new read.  I was immediately drawn to Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler.  Mainly because it was a take on my all time favorite book from adolescence, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

I certainly wasn’t disappointed by this hysterically absurd memoir written by comedian Chelsea Handler.  My only disappointment, was not skipping my girls night out two weeks ago, and driving the 10 miles to Barnes and Nobel to meet her when she was in town.

Be aware though, she is very irreverent.  There were a few topics that I was a little bummed that she poked fun at, but I think that’s her shtick.

Irresponsible and Disturbing


MTV has initiated a casting call for young women from 17 and 24, five foot nine and six feet tall, and between 130 and 190 pounds to be a part of their new reality show Model Maker.

Here is an excerpt from their press release:

“Women come in all shapes and sizes, but models don’t. The term model conjures an image of stick-thin, towering beauties oozing confidence, glamour, poise and sexuality from every pore. “Skinny,” “no body fat,” and “size zero” are the words and phrases associated with models. “Chubby,” “well-fed,” and “big- boned” are not.”

It goes on to say, “With weekly eliminations looming, models must put their best foot forward at all times while staying focused on losing weight.”

The winner will receive $100,000, a modeling portfolio, a personal trainer for a year and “the chance to jumpstart the career of your dreams.”

Can you say disgusting?!

Source: amNewYork; theCut

From Buns to Bust


Have you ever dreamed of transplanting the extra junk in your trunk to your bust?  According to a recent report in the WSJ, the option may be on it’s way to the U.S. 

A procedure that couples a person’s own fat cells with stem cells is already being administered in Japan and Europe and may be a better alternative to saline and silicone.

With recent news from Christina Applegate’s courageous battle with breast cancer, and her subsequent election to have a double mastectomy, using the patients own fat cells, may be a welcome option for breast cancer survivors.

All I have to say is, I am more than willing to donate some of my belly fat to science.

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Return Of The Kids In The Hall


I’m so excited to hear that the Canadian cross dressing comedy troupe Kids In The Hall are coming to town on their 30 city two month tour.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the group had a cult following during their run on television from 1988-1995.  They were famous for sketches like The Chicken Lady, Head Crusher, The Eradicator and the effeminate bar fly  Buddy Cole.  (click on afore-mentioned links for videos)

An admirable quality about their work is the timelessness of their material.  Sketches like this one with my favorite re-occurring characters Fran and Gordon are just as funny now as they were 18+ years ago.  In this skit Gordon announces that he has been fired and blames Fran because she sent him to work with his soup in a bag for lunch.

In celebration of the new tour, AV Club.com has a terrific new interview catching up with the guys after opening night of their “Live As We’ll Ever Be” show.

In the interview, the guys reveal the genesis of their new collaboration, what it is like to work together again, their sense of humor and if they still feel confident in dresses.

It’s a fascinating read. Click here for the full interview and bonus video clips.

Photo Source:AV Club.com

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More Flight of The Conchords

While researching an article in Maxim for today, now tomorrow’s post, my eyes were immediately drawn to this photo.


As I mentioned in a previous post, I am a big fan of the breakout HBO series Flight of the Conchords and their “folk-parody”. 

Jermaine Clement (34) the hunk of burnin’ love to the left and his fellow Kiwi band mate Bret McKenzie (31) met at Victoria University where they later dropped out of school.  Prior to their breakout success, Clement who studied theater and film, was the voice of Outback Steakhouse.  McKenzie a former music and engineering student, won followers as an extra in the Lord of the Rings series.

Now, they have become stars and in the most recent issue of Maxim, the magazine explores the unlikely sex symbols success and the pressures that ensue with fame. 

I doubt whether this issue weighs on the guys minds presently, considering they are slated for a second season of their HBO hit series and will be releasing a new CD on May 12 (according to NME.com).  Their first full length album is set to include 14 songs including the two songs I featured in my last post; ‘Business Time’ and ‘Hiphoppotamus vs Rhymenoceros’.

Check out this behind the scenes video from their Maxim photo shoot and their silly “mustachioed guitar faces”.


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Click here to read the entertaining article in its entirety.


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2007 YouTube Video Awards


The winners of the second annual YouTube Video Awards were announced Friday.  Winners were selected from 12 different categories including:  music, sports, comedy, instructional, short film, inspirational, commentary, creative, politics, series, eyewitness and adorable.

In the Inspirational category, a University of North Texas student John Bramblitt who lost his sight to epilepsy is an amazing painter despite the fact he cannot see.

Taking first place for the Comedy category was Potter Puppets Pals in “The Mysterious Ticking Noise”.  At last check, this video has had 36,850,815 hits, but I warn you, this little tune may be in your head for awhile.

To see all the winners, click on 2007 YouTube Video Awards.

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Flight of the Conchords

I’m not sure how many of you have seen this show before, but it’s just hysterical. The show Flight of the Conchords  follows the lives of two New Zealanders, living in New York, who are trying to break into the American music industry with their comedy singles.

The first video takes place in the middle of an attempted mugging.  The guys are asked for their valuables which includes a camera phone; a camera with a phone attached to it and their bikes. (Throughout the show they break out into song in response to a particular situation.)

Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous

The second video is my favorite, please excuse the Spanish subtitles, this was the only version I could find from the show.

Business Time

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Buca di Beppo

Last night I went to dinner at a chain Italian restaurant called Buca di Beppo.  This place is known for all the irreverent photos placed on every square inch of the walls.  This was the one I happened upon in the ladies room.  I think the first and last are the funniest.


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