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A Collection Part 30

A Softer World

Happy spring readers! We’re long overdue for a Collection post so I thought I would leave you with one before I embark on the rest of my spring break venturing for the week. It’s definitely shorter than usual, but still packed with pretty pictures. I wanted to kick off this collection post with a comic from one of my favorite sites, A Softer World. Together, they are the perfect combination of beautiful photography and witty thoughts.

Enjoy!

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In the News…

Fashion

- A first look at the Jason Wu for Target campaign! The collection debuts February 5, 2012. Is anyone else as excited as I am?! [Source]

- Vera Wang will hit the ice and show off her skills on April 2nd as an honored guest by Figure Skating in Harlem. [Source]

Music

- Indie singer Lana Del Rey has scored a modeling contract. [Source]

- The Black Keys cover the Rolling Stones’ newest issue. [Source]

- The Killers will release a new album in 2012. I still just love Hot Fuss.  [Source]

Television

- The Kardashians are hoping to launch a tabloid – just won’t quit building themselves up. [Source]

- Tim Gunn receives a daytime talk show. [Source]

- Contestants for Celebrity Apprentice have been revealed. Clay Aiken! [Source]

Movies

- Twilight will become a Broadway musical for one night on January 16. Proceeds from the event will go directly to charity Blessings in a Backpack. [Source]

Seattle

photo cred | The Stranger

- Apparently, the QFC on Broadway skipped three months ahead to Easter even passing on Valentine’s Day. [Source]

- Christine Gregoire will introduce a new bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state. [Source]

Other

- Michelle Bachman has officially ended her presidential bid. [Source]

- Rumored Britney Spears is shopping for a wedding dress in the direction of Betsey Johnson or Jeremy Scott. It looks like our pop princess is spicing things up by opting out of the traditional gowns that would have been made by Vera Wang. [Source]

- Nick Cannon was hospitalized after suffering from mild kidney failure. [Source]

- Zooey Deschanel has officially filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard…is also a savvy spender according to TMZ. [Source]

- Sinhead O’Connor has called off her divorce after a night of passionate lovemaking with her husband. The divorce was filed after 16 days of marriage. So…Kim Kardashian wins again? [Source]

- Emma Roberts is deferring her college experience at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York due to her work commitments and budding romance with Glee star, Chord Overstreet. [Source]

- Russell Brand and Katy Perry did not have a prenup. He could end up making $20 million off of her. [Source]

- James Franco has sold his first novel to Amazon Publishing. [Source]

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Splitzville

Russell Brand has officially filed for divorce from pop singer Katy Perry. Rumors have been swirling about their failed marriage in the last couple of weeks especially when the two did not spend the holidays together and were seen without their wedding rings. The two were married in October of 2010, but Brand filed for divorce today in Los Angeles citing “irreconcilable differences.”

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It’s sad news sure, but I am not crying over it like some people are on Twitter…courtesy of Buzzfeed.

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In the News…

Conan will debut November 8th on TBS and with the premiere comes a new house band. Jimmy Vivino will lead The Basic Cable Band. [Source]

- Suri Cruise will wear a $6,000 princess dress for Halloween with diamonds. She is still four years old. [Source]

- Jean Claude Van Damme suffered from a heart attack while on the set of his new film Weapon shot in New Orleans. [Source]

- Christina Aguilera may have dumped hubby Jordan Bratman because he wasn’t attractive enough, but there are many rumors swirling around right now. [Source]

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt has canceled his fall formal show because he is still grieving over his brother Dan. :( [Source]

- Ben Gibbard sings the National Anthem at the Phillies/Giants game and wife Zooey Deschanel sings “God Bless America.” How indie of them…I love it!

- Katy Perry and Russell Brand will marry sans pre-nup [Source]

- Kanye’s new single will feature 11 artists including: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, John Legend, The-Dream, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Ryan Leslie, Fergie, La Roux’s Elly Jackson, the aforementioned Kid Cudi and Rock legend Elton John. [Source]

- Kat Von D has dumped Jesse James and gotten back with her ex-boyfriend Nikki Sixx. [Source]

- Sweet Valley High Confidential follows the story of twins Elizabeth and Jessica at 26 and out of high school. You’ll find out about the drama and the scandals that tore these two sisters apart as well as within their group of friends. Is this still for pre-teens? [Source]

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Oscars Arrivals + Parties

What you’ve all been waiting for!

Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab Couture – 4.5

Big things are about to happen for Anna in terms of her acting career and her appearance on the red carpet. It’s too bad that Up in the Air did not win any Oscars last night because that is one of my favorite movies from last year and she was great in it. This gown is beautiful. I’m glad she didn’t go overboard with it. Only thing I would change would be the shoes.

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In the News…

- Project Runway is back! Here’s the trailer for the 7th season:

- Marilyn Manson has proposed to girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood.

- Russell Brand and Katy Perry are also supposedly engaged.

- Taylor Lautner is now the highest paid teenage actor in Hollywood.

- Mischa Barton will make an appearance in Law & Order SVU as a hooker in March.

- ESPN and the Discovery Channel will be the trendsetters of 2010 when they test out the idea of having a 3-D channel.  Source

- Gary Coleman was taken to the hospital this morning…story still pending.

- Brooke Shields encourages the young Smiley Cyrus to go to college after hearing of her plans to skip it.

- Marc Jacobs and long time boyfriend Lorenzo Martone tied the knot in St. Barts over the holidays! possibly…

- Yao Ming is going to be a father!

- Michael Cera wanted to spend the entire day hanging out w/ the Jersey Shore cast… why?

- Laurie Ann Gibson (Making the Band) will choreograph Lady Gaga’s music video for “Telephone.”

- Barack Obama has appointed Amanda Smith, a transgendered woman, to the Commerce Department. She’s not the first to have a government post, but she also  ran unsuccessfully for the Arizona House of Representatives and was a delegate for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, to the Democratic National Convention in 2008 Source

- Martin Lawrence is producing a new comedy called “Love That Girl!” for black viewers which will be premiering on the cable network station TV One. Source

- Vince Vaughn married girlfriend Kyla Weber.

- Casey Johnson heiress to founder of Johnson & Johnson fell into a diabetic coma over the weekend, but later passed away. She was engaged to Tila Nguyen… yeah.

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In the News…

This will be my only post today :( I’ve got a midterm tomorrow – you all know how that is hah

- Emma Watson will be collaborating with Marilyn Manson (Random?!) for a goth-inspired rendition of Cinderalla.

- Russell Brand will host the MTV Video Music Awards again – hopefully this time not offending The Jonas Brothers about their purity rings.

- Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova has announced her pregnancy today.

- Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson one day before her birthday.

- A man committed suicide after learning a spoiler in the upcoming Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” to be released at midnight.

Family and friends who gathered for a candlelight memorial outside Mr. Ralston’s house remembered a man who seemed to live only for Harry Potter – and wondered if they could have done anything to prevent his tragic fate.

“In my heart I believe that could have saved Jude’s life, even if he didn’t have one,” she said.

Geez – harsh much? My only question is if he maybe read the books?

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The mayor of Los Angeles has said the city will pick up the $1.4 million tab for Michael Jackson’s memorial service which includes police protection, traffic control and other services.

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