The Dowager Countess of Grantham must be shaking in her knickers!
We are, at least!
It's been announced that merchandise and clothing from the popular British show Downton Abbey will finally be released for all those desperate Downtoners looking for a piece of the show.
Now that the show is a bonafide hit in the States, NBC Universal has acquired the rights to release a Downton brand of products including clothing from the show (we're thinking long arm gloves and fur coats) and home furnishings (throw pillows and silver teapots??).
The show's executive producer, Gareth Neame confirmed the news, saying:
"We'll be working across an entire range of products coming out this year. From fashion, apparel and homeware and furniture to wallpapers, beauty products and stationary."
But, the real question is, will these items come with our very own Mr. Carson to serve us?? Inquiring minds want to know!
[Image via NBC Universal/Carnival Film & Television for Masterpiece Classics.]
These photos are definitely not for British eyes only!
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were most definitely the cutest couple on the red carpet at the Arrested Development season 4 premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Ellen wore a fitted grey suit with a crazy striped shirt while Portia brought the sexy in a black long-sleeve Jenny Packham dress with an exposed back and sides revealing skin through sheer panels.
Portia completed the look with Casadei crystal-embellished heels and a very Ellen-y short quiff! So stylish!
Makes us want to do the chicken dance all over the place.
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This is getting a little fishy!!!
Remember how that Isreali Eurovision contestant was supposedly banned from wearing a John Galliano dress on the show?
Well, that ban might be hard to enforce because Galliano flat out denies ever agreeing to design a dress!
Last week Moran Mazor told a radio station her stylist, Gili Algabi, reached out to several designers, but John's publicist Liz Rosenberg says there was never any "official correspondence" between her client or the stylist.
Rosenberg said in an email:
It seems like sometimes saying sorry and acting contrite is just not enough.
John Galliano has been working hard to put his anti-Semitic rant behind him, but some aren’t ready to forgive him.
The designer was all set to dress Moran Mazor, a Eurovision contestant from Israel, after her stylist "reached out to several international designers among them John Galliano. Fortunately, he accepted the challenge of designing a dress."
But once the Israel Broadcasting Authority, who sponsors Israel's participation and broadcasts the show, got wind of the deal, they banned her from wearing his designs.
The IBA's Yoav Ginai fired off a memo to Moran's agent, saying:
Good news for the 518,000 viewers who still watch The Rachel Zoe Project! The show hasn't been cancelled…yet.
Rachel Zoe personally tweeted Perez on Thursday, saying the show will go on, at least for the rest of the season.
The stylist chirped:
Well, we figured the rest of the season would go on, but what about NEXT season? No comment on that? And why wasn't she at Bravo's upfronts last week?
So many questions, not enough answers!
To be continued…
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They may not be unionized, but they are very serious about overtime!
Just last week a dozen Fashion Police writers filed a claim against E! for not paying them overtime, and now they want Joan Rivers to pay up too!
In their latest complaint, the scribes claim the show's hostess with the mostess' production company, Rugby Productions, screwed them out of an additional $400,000.
The next step will be for the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to hold hearing to see if either E! or Rugby Productions owes the writers any of the $1.5 million in back wages they claim they're owed.
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It really is a Brad, Brad World now, and there’s no room for Rachel Zoe in it!
After five seasons, the execs over at Bravo have finally pulled the plug on The Rachel Zoe Project following the show's lowest rated episode ever on April 3rd, with only 518,000 viewers!
A source explained the network's decision to axe the out of style show, saying: