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    Beyonce and Jay-Z

    nose job definitely
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    Fashion Industry News

    Humane Society urges crackdown on dog fur Animal rights organization wants FTC to fine retailers, grab inventories Updated: 9 minutes ago WASHINGTON - A national animal rights group wants to put a group of fur retailers and manufacturers in the dog house. The Humane Society of the United States will ask the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to fine high-end retailers and designers of clothing that contains mislabeled fur from dogs, wolves and raccoon dogs. The group also would like inventories seized and perhaps charges filed. “Consumers have a right to know what they are purchasing,” said Michael Markarian, the executive vice president of the Humane Society. “If they are truly getting a type of dog fur, they should be outraged.” The documents filed with the FTC name designers Andrew Marc and Michael Kors, among others. Many major department stores, including Barneys New York, Macy’s, Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, and Neiman Marcus also were cited. The petition stems from a Humane Society investigation that turned up products that were made with fur from dogs, wolves or raccoon dogs, a species found mainly in China, that were sold as either fake fur or other types of fur in violation of the Federal Fur Products Labeling Act. Raccoon dogs look like oversize, fluffy raccoons and aren’t kept as pets. Importing their fur is not illegal, but activists argue they are still a type of dog. Mislabeling fur is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $5,000 fine or a year in prison. Fur valued at less than $150 doesn’t have to be labeled. Jim Sluzewski, a spokesman for Macy’s parent, Federated Department Stores Inc., said his company opposes selling dog fur but takes its vendors on faith that they comply with company policy. “It is our vendors that label product, and we expect them to do so accurately,” he said in an e-mail. “We take immediate action whenever we find a violation of policy.” Late last year, Macy’s immediately pulled from its shelves coats with raccoon dog fur but labeled as raccoon after the Humane Society raised the issue with the chain. “Macy’s hasn’t done enough as far as we’re concerned,” Markarian said Monday, claiming that it is still selling other products with raccoon dog fur. The Humane Society said in its petition that Barneys sold fur-trimmed jackets marketed as coyote fur when it was really fur from wolves. Barneys did not return a call for comment. Josh Chapman, a spokesman for the manufacturer of the jacket, I. Spiewak and Sons Inc., said his company inspects the facilities where they purchase coyote fur. “We certainly know that everything is coyote, nothing could be anything else,” Chapman insisted. Design company Michael Kors (USA) Inc. said it is conducting its own internal investigation on the sources of fur products it sold through Dillard’s stores. “We certainly expect the companies to be discussing these issues internally, but they’ve had plenty of time to do that,” Markarian said. Dillard’s did not respond to a requests for comment. J.C. Penney said it had no comment. Neiman Marcus Group Inc. spokeswoman Ginger Reeder said her company removed all products with fur trim from their Web sites after the Humane Society investigation. “Further investigation assured us that these vendors were also in compliance with this act and they have provided us with proof that the merchandise is properly labeled,” Reeder said. Charles Jayson, chief executive of Andrew Marc, disputed the Humane Society and insisted in a statement that all fur on his coats labeled as raccoon contains “only farm-bred raccoon fur from Finland, and our items labeled ’faux fur’ are a 100 percent synthetic fabric.” The results of the Human Society investigations set some retailers scrambling to pull the coats from shelves, take them off Web sites and offer refunds to consumers. They include Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Burlington Coat Factory. None of them was named in the Humane Society’s complaint to the FTC. “We believe that many of the companies were just as shocked as we were,” Markarian said about various responses to the investigations. “Some companies have been leading the way. ... The other companies, by comparison, have done nothing.” © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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    Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren: ‘I Didn’t Wear Underwear’ Dame Helen Mirren picked up the best actress Oscar for her role in The Queen. The British beauty made a guest appearance on today’s Oprah’s post-Oscar TV special and shared about her Oscar-winning experience. Helen, 61, brought along her red carpet gown, a champagne-colored plunging V-neck Christian Lacroix, and laughed about not having to wear underwear because her dress was custom-made. “You look at the inside of this dress. It’s as beautiful as the outside. It’s fantastic. It was all made for me, so I didn’t have to have any underwear.” While grabbing her chest, Helen continued, “It held me like two angel’s hands.” http://justjared.buzznet.com/
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    Beyonce and Jay-Z

    beyonce looks scarey!!!
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    Beyonce and Jay-Z

    suuuuuuuuuurrrrrrre beyonce
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    Gwen Stefani/No Doubt

    don't like her new single.
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    i love prince and would love to see him in concert especially if he played the dirty songs
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    Oddly Enough

    not true. read it as a myth on snopes.com
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    Jared Leto

    he seems unstable in a weird sort of way. O_o i wonder if it is the drugs...
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    Chris Rock

    this picture looks so nice and sweet..
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    Jared Leto

    good thing i don't listen to the radio much
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    Beyonce and Jay-Z

    isn't this the answer to a blind item.
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    Scarlett Johansson

    that is stupid. why is she all I'M MORE DEN A PIECE OF MEAT LEAVE ME ALONE WUT ABOOT MAH LIVER N KIDNEYS and then pose for esquire pics depicting her all sexually. incredibly stupid quote on her part. i mean, i think the pics are great but what a bad hypocrite.
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    Fashion Industry News

    You are my hero. I worship at the altar of Manolo (and Louboutin) so if I were you, I would make everyone call me Vansheka from now on. I would also probably have begged him to sign one of my shoes. (who cares about actors, but THIS IS MANOLO BLAHNIK!!!) thanks, great story. by the way, have you seen this? Manolo's Shoe Blog i did! tee hee! is that his real blog???
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    Fashion Industry News

    SPILL!!!! Yes please he was very nice and taller than i expected. probably five ten. nice black round thick framed glasses. EXTREEEEEEEEMELY nice. i thought he'd have a diva attitude but he didn't. my name is vanessa but he started calling me vansheka (who cares though i was elated). he actually stopped and had a conversation with me and took the time to talk. he gave me good advice on becoming a designer and every time he spoke he spoke enthusiastically... (maybe he was on something jk )
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    Fashion Industry News

    if they wear plus size...why not call them plus-sized models. i don't think any rational person calls runway models normal sized. the average size is 10-12-14 which are not plus sized at all. plus designers use people who make their clothes look best. i admit if i were a designer and i created a lingerie line, it would look more attractive to a consumer if it were modeled by someone who is fit lean and tall compared to a model who was short and chubby. it is about marketing your item. ETA: my amigo just told me earlier that jpg is known for using non-traditional models for his runways like midgets and old people.
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    Jared Leto

    UM.OK. what is the point of that.
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    Ashlee Simpson

    i wonder whose pussy was licked or whose penis was sucked in order for ashlee to get a gig in chicago. tsk tsk.
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    Fashion Industry News

    i met manolo blahnik today!
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    Fashion Industry News

    I am so not down with this whole baggy/trapezoid trend this season. I realize my viewpoint may be primitive, but really, if you have a nice body, why not show it a little instead of completely hiding it under that stuff? the director of the college i belong to says that bulky baggy clothes are more typically popular or in "season" for fall because of the extra layering needed and extra space needed underneath jackets or coats to add your scar, sweater,etc. that a person isn't going to walk down the street in shorts or a halter top in thirty degree weather (well you could but you wouldn't be too comfortable! or warm). i kinda understand the bagginess but this whole thing i'm seeing with the flare/wide leg pants to the extreme i am NOT liking too much!! WIDE LEG NO-NO Rebecca Taylor Marc Jacobs WIDE LEG YES!
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    Fashion Industry News

    i don't like most of the shoes she is releasing. especially the ones pictures above on the far left. unless they are lined, canvas won't be so comfortable to wear all day
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    Christina Aguilera

    her nose looks different. nose job? looks nice
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    Oddly Enough

    any thoughts?
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    John Mayer

    I'm really liking him now! Even more so that he dumped Jessica! I wouldn't mind following his rules! Wish every guy was like that... i'm not up for double decker supremes but the way john said it makes it sound hot.