Boston is not known for being the most fashionable city—as a matter of fact, a now infamous story published by GQ magazine last year cited Boston as the “worst dressed” city in the country. Last week, however, we took a serious step forward in raising our fashion quotient when famed fashion photographer Mario Testino‘s first-ever stateside museum show opened at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The affair brought such high-fashion royalty as Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, and models like Karlie Kloss, Candace Swanpoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Constance Jablonski, Joan Smalls, Sigrid Agren, and Gisele Bundchen, who is the only one of the bunch that has probably visited the MFA before, as the wife of Tom Brady is often spotted on the streets of Beantown throughout the year.
Testino’s work has graced the pages of esteemed fashion publications like Vanity Fair and Vogue. The exhibit is called “In Your Face,” and features iconic images of models and celebrities that seem both staged and candid at times, but always glamorous. Tom Brady, Oprah, Mariah Carey, Orlando Blume and his supposed muse, Kate Moss, are all featured throughout the show in full color prints. At the same time, another exhibit, called “British Royal Portraits,” focuses on his photographs of the royal family from the 1970s until today.
The exhibit will remain on display at the museum until until Feb. 3, 2013.
Are you one of the millions of Oprah fans devastated that her 25 year run has finally come to an end? Instead of mourning the loss of TV’s queen of daytime talk shows, why not follow in her footsteps. Along with launching the Oprah Winfrey Network in January 2011, Oprah wants to usher in the next big talk show host with the new reality show “Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star”, which is also slotted for January. No host for the show has been determined.
Oprah has teamed up with powerhouse producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor” and “The Apprentice”) to give someone their big break. If you have a big personality and think you have what it takes, enter by uploading an audition video to Oprah.com.
“The landscape and acceptance of ordinary people on television is widely accepted … Much in the way American Idol finds unknown people (to be recording stars) there’s no reason we can’t find someone who deserves their own show,” said Burnett in an interview with the New York Daily News.
If you’re camera shy and hosting your own show isn’t quite your thing, you can still visit Oprah.com to vote for your favorite contestants.
After being off TV for over 3 months, Jay Leno returned to the NBC airwaves Monday for the much-anticipated premiere of his hour-long variety show at an earlier time. The new 10 PM EST time slot will be the new nightly home of the Emerson graduate, though Boston-area residents were nearly not going to be able to get to see it.
The Andover-born comic got off to a running start, relying on a very similar format and set, down to the very color scheme of his backdrop. After an opening monologue which touched on current events in news and pop culture, he kept true to his promise and highlighted a newly discovered comic, by allowing him to have an entire segment on the program.
He also featured his popular, “Headlines” segment, and his first official guest was Jerry Seinfeld, who appeared in a tux. “I’m the first guest on your ‘I Guess I didn’t get fired again by NBC’ program,” quipped the comedian. “In the 90s, when we quit a show, we left.” After confessing that Oprah, not Seinfeld, was, in fact, who Leno had originally desired to have as his first guest, the talk-show queen appeared on a flat panel TV that was lowered from above, and had a brief exchange with Seinfeld.
”I have to go, I’m on that new Jay Leno talk show.” said Seinfeld.
”Really, what time is that on?” Oprah said to laughs.
Leno with longer hair, that seemed more white and nearly without his trademark skunk stripe in front, then introduced one of the most-talked celebrities of the weekend, Kanye West. The ornery rapper appeared less than 24 hours after his much talked about incident at the MTV VMAs, where he rushed the stage to interrupt the acceptance speech of Best Female Video winner, Taylor Swift.
“This wasn’t planned, Kanye wanted to talk” Leno said as he introduced the Grammy winner. “Thank you for honoring this commitment…what do you think your mom would have said?” Leno asked the somewhat pensive West. “Would she have been disappointed, would she have given you a lecture?”
After an extended pause, West finally answered “…yeah” and went on to offer public apology as well as an offer to apologize in person to the 19 year-old starlet.
The show was concluded by a performance featuring West, Rhianna, and Jaz Z.
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