Katy Perry sang with The Rolling Stones over the weekend, Barbara Walters announces her retirement, 24 returns, and more headlines!
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Simon Doonan has had some pretty great Halloween costumes over the years. He calls the one above, from 2003, "an old queen dressed as an old queen." [The Cut]
- Rumor has it Hedi Slimane will design the wardrobe for The Rolling Stones' upcoming tour — but so far mum's the word from Yves Saint Laurent. [Vogue UK]
- Jason Wu will introduce the Grand Tourista bag, a canvas and leather tote he designed for the St. Regis Hotel, next month. Priced at $1,995, it will be available on the hotel's website. [WWD]
- Treana Peake's obsession with Sudan led her to hire five models from the African nation as her brand ambassadors this season. [Elle]
- What would Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Rachel Zoe, Anna Dello Russo, and Bryan Boy all imagined in miniature form look like? We have the answer. [The Coveteur]
What to get the woman who raised you? She may not be as hard to shop for as grandma or dad, but I still have a few ideas. Mine is a Dancing With the Stars fanatic, so I'm snatching up their new workout DVD. Also on the list: Valerie Bertinelli's memoir and a cute Liz Lemon tote to take to the grocery store. I'm considering a TiVo, too — that way, she doesn't have to decide between The Amazing Race and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Sunday nights anymore. (Really, it's like Sophie's Choice.)
But if my suggestions don't strike your fancy, check out all of the gift guides across the Sugar network. You're sure to find something!
It's safe to say that most of you buy albums for the tunes, but cover art is a whole other beast in itself, and believe it or not, a lot of time and energy is spent to make it right. So, if there's an album cover that strikes your fancy, I give you permission to pull its spine out from the rows of records on your bookcase and let it shine. Album covers make easy art and look much more precious if you display them in a Lucite album box.
- According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, are in the preliminary stages of creating a new Twilight Zone movie.
- Entertainment Weekly has the scoop that Rosie O'Donnell is in talks to return to NBC with a weekly primetime variety show.
- The AP has news that both Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown are being sued by Simon & Schuster for not delivering books they were paid advances for.
- Darren Aronofsky, director of Requiem for a Dream, is bringing Robocop back to life for a tentative 2010 release date, says The Hollywood Reporter.
- Timbaland is hard at work on his new album, Shock Value 2, which will feature collaborations with Madonna, Jordin Sparks, Rihanna, and Jonas Brothers, MTV announced.
- The New York Times has information about The Rolling Stones leaving EMI records, their label since the '90s, and switching to the Universal Music Group.
- LA Times reports that Randy Pausch, the terminally ill professor who wrote The Last Lecture, passed away today.
- Is The Dark Knight an allegory for the Bush administration? The Wall Street Journal and CitizenSugar want to know.
- After a few minutes of chatting, Renee Zellweger bought a pair of Manolos for a total stranger who was admiring them while on a break at Saks. A celeb sighting and a free pair of shoes sounds like one of the best days ever! - Page Six
- The Rolling Stones have landed a spot in the Guiness World Records for having the world's most successful music tour. Obviously getting older hasn't affected their success. - Reuters
- Richie Sambora checked himself into rehab at the Cirque Lodge in Utah last week. We wish him the best while he tries to get healthy, and wonder if rehabbing with LL will be more helpful this time around. - Gatecrasher
- Pam Anderson's friends are concerned about the effect her excessive partying will have on her body and on her two children. The soccer mom has been partying more than usual and it's starting to show. Hopefully now that school is back in session she'll shift her focus back to her sons. - Page Six
I feel like everything has its ties in biking these days. From the excitement of the Tour de France to seeing stars biking around town, I've got the cycling bug. So this week's play list is designed to keep you rolling along and who better than The Rolling Stones to keep you motivated?
"Gimme Shelter" - 4:32
"Start Me Up" - 3:33
"Paint It, Black" - 3:44
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - 4:54
"Sympathy for The Devil" - 6:19
"Miss You" - 4:48
"Brown Sugar" - 3:50
"You've Got Me Rocking" - 3:35
"Beast of Burden" - 4:25
Total PLOW - 39:45, which is just enough time to warm-up, get your heart rate up for 30 minutes and then cool down.
- Lily Allen was arrested last night for punching a photographer in the face. Wonder what he said to make her so angry? - People
- Eve pleaded no contest to her April DUI arrest and was sentenced to wearing an ankle bracelet that detects alcohol for 45 days. Sounds alot easier than rehab or jail time. - AP
- Barbara Streisand has received France's highest civilian honor for helping bring the two countries together. It's pretty cool that she's still getting recognition after all these years. - BBC News
- Two men were killed in Madrid when part of the set for a Rolling Stones concert collapsed. Our thoughts go out to everyone involved in this tragedy. - Reuters
- Paula Abdul has been dating restauranteur JT Torregiani for the past few months. Wonder how this will affect her wacky American Idol antics. - Us Weekly