Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wizard of Oz Prequel In the Works

According to a report, Disney is developing a prequel to 1939's The Wizard of Oz, and may snag Johnny Depp or Robert Downey, Jr. as the Wizard!

For director, the company is considering Baz Luhrmann.

Nice!

Only took them 70 years!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Conan O'Brien Tour Kicks Off in Oregon


Click above to check out a four-minute excerpt from night one of Conan O'Brien's tour in Eugene, Oregon Monday.

"I really missed the applause," O'Brien tells the roaring crowd. "You have no idea how shallow I am."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jill Zarin Recruits Bravo's Best for Secrets of a Jewish Mother Book Launch

It's a great night to be a New Yorker!

Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin celebrated the launch of her new book Secrets of a Jewish Mother alongside co-authors sister Lisa Wexler and mom Gloria Kamen (third photo) Wednesday at the flagship Zarin Fabrics store in the Lower East Side.

Of course no party would be complete without support from your closest (and most famous) friends!

Poison Ivy spotted everyone from housewives LuAnn de Lesseps and Kelly Bensimon (top photo) to Kell on Earth powerhouse Kelly Cutrone (second photo) to Bravo maven Andy Cohen (fourth photo) to Real Housewife of New Jersey Dina Manzo (sixth photo)!

It was one big Bravo mobscene!!

Daughter Ally and husband Bobby were of course present to support their leading lady, and the more than 700 guests munched on Jewish treats like potatos latkes with smoked salmon creme and apple chutney (fifth photo)!

We overheard an aspiring PR girl ask Cutrone for advice on how to make it in the industry, to which Cutrone replied, "Read my book!"

Classic!

Click here to pick up Zarin's book now.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"'na na, na na na na. wanna b on TOP?' #ANTM comes on 2night! Yeah, I know I'm on it, but I'll b watchin! will u????? TyTy"

-Tyra Banks Tweets

Oprah Planning Twilight Episode

Oprah is looking to feature the biggest Twilight fan on an upcoming episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show!

A statement on Oprah's official website reads:
"Are you or your kids obsessed with the Twilight series? Have you or your kids read all the books, seen both movies and now you are counting down the days until the release of Eclipse? Have you already made plans for the release of the newest movie in June? Who's your family's favorite Twilight star...and why?
Why do you love the story so much? How has it impacted your life? What have you learned from the series and how has it made you a better person? Are you a housewife who's started a fan club with friends? Do you have a young adult in your family who's been inspired to write his/her own stories? Has the romance in Twilight sparked the romance in your own relationship?

Tell us how the Twilight series has inspired you or your family! Please only write if you are willing to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Good luck, everyone!

Sex and the City 2 Poster Hits the Web

A new Sex and the City 2 poster boasting a solo Sarah Jessica Parker (in Morocco?) has hit the web, and it's getting us more and more amped for the May 28 release!

Be sure to check out the trailer for the 75th time if you have not yet seen it, here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Jealousy is an ugly color I won't wear."

-Kelly Bensimon Tweets

Project Runway's Carol Hannah Launches Charleston-Inspired Bridal Collection

Project Runway season six alum Carol Hannah Whitfield has launched a bridal gown collection inspired by her college-town of Charleston, South Carolina.

"Charleston has a Luxe Bohemian feel so [the dresses] are high society meets more relaxed," Whitfield told guests at her launch party Monday night at Michael C. Fina's Fifth Avenue store.

"I wanted to do something approachable," Whitfield added. "I wanted to make something a bride could dance in, that doesn't weigh a hundred pounds or cost $6,000."

It sounds like Whitfield's mission was accomplished, with a well-rounded collection of tailored, light-weight gowns averaging between two and three thousand.

Whitfield cut her teeth selling bridal gowns in a salon before her days on Project Runway, so designing a bridal collection was a return to her roots.

"I was making bridal dresses in high school," the 25-year-old gushed.

"Each dress is inspired by the street in Charleston that it makes me think of," Whitfield told Poison Ivy, noting an off-white, sweetheart-neck embroidered number titled "Hazel Street," and a flowy, Grecian dress appropriately called "Society Street."

Season six friends Rodney Epperson and Logan Neitzel showed up to offer support for their friend, while Models of the Runway season one winner Kalyn Hemphill served as a model (right, middle photo).

Congrats!

Trump Hotel Opens in Soho

Poison Ivy had the distinct privilege of visiting the newly-constructed, 46-story Trump Hotel in Soho - touring the fabulous guest rooms (391 in total) and checking out the impeccable modern decor during their press preview last Tuesday.

"This is a product that has all the luxury and service from Trump, but in a context you'd expect from downtown," co-founder Donald Trump, Jr. said, noting the efforts of co-founders Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Alex Sapir, and Bayrock Group LLC.

We were beyond impressed with the lux accomodations Trump Soho had to offer (floor-to-ceiling windows in all guest rooms, panoramic downtown views, windows perched over most of the bathtubs!). We also loved the TASCHEN-adorned library (middle photo), Miami-born duplex restaurant Quattro Gastronomia (bottom photo), the more-than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, and the fact that Fendi Casa furnished each guest room! It was quite a departure from the less-than-chic appeal of most downtown hotels.

Also in the works at Trump?

A 46th-floor event space called SoHi, cell phone repeaters on each floor to ensure prime reception, and the opportunity for guests to win an exclusive Celebrity Apprentice Finale Package that includes two tickets to the finale of Celebrity Apprentice, a two-night stay at Trump Soho, and a three-course dinner at Quattro!

Love it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tweet of the Night

"People that say you should drink 8 glasses of water a day probably don't go on too many long drives. #sponsoredbypampers"

-Samantha Ronson Tweets

I SPY NY: Thom Yorke, Meryl Streep and More

I spy in NY...

Thom Yorke performing a two-night stand with Atoms for Peace Monday night at Roseland Ballroom (top photo), Meryl Streep attending the White House Project and Lifetime's 2010 EPIC Awards Wednesday night (middle photo), LCD Soundsystem performing a secret show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday night (bottom photo), and Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary by checking out a performance of Chicago at Ambassador Theater last Saturday.

[Meryl Streep photo by Deroy Peraza/Hyperakt]

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Woke up ill. Not the cool kind of ill, either. Prepare for needy and melodramatic. I miss breathing through my nose."

-Mark Hoppus Tweets

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