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Model, 40, Dies After 7-Hour Police Standoff on Bridge

Sam Sarpong, ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and MTV co-host, dead in Calif. suicide

(Newser) - Police crisis negotiators and family members tried for seven hours Monday to talk a distressed British actor and model off a California bridge, but the incident ended in tragedy, Us Weekly reports. Per Hollywood Life , Sam Sarpong, 40, an ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and former co-host of MTV's Yo Momma... More »

TMZ: Stolen Oscars Dress Is Back, Had Fake Pearls

Thief reportedly had them appraised

(Newser) - The tale of a stolen Oscars dress is developing into a Hollywood-esque plot. TMZ reports that the dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o has been returned—and that its pearls were fake anyway. The website says the purported thief called to say he took the Calvin Klein dress from... More »

Bieber's New Gig: Underwear Model

For Calvin Klein, no less

(Newser) - Justin Bieber: pop singer, heartthrob, frequent troublemaker , enemy of the Vatican , and now, Calvin Klein underwear model. Yes, as the Hollywood Reporter points out, Bieber is finally being paid to take off his shirt . Bieber is the face of the My Calvins campaign, which, of course, required him to strip... More »

Worker Walkout Closes Hundreds of Factories in Bangladesh

Meanwhile, clothing companies vow to improve safety in the country

(Newser) - Bangladesh's entire renowned garment manufacturing hub has been shut down indefinitely, after 80% of its workers walked off the job. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association announced its decision to close the almost 500 factories in the Ashulia industrial zone "to ensure the security of our factories,... More »

Kate Moss Dishes on Johnny Depp, Heroin

Also opens up about anorexia in 'Vanity Fair' interview

(Newser) - Kate Moss really opens up in a new Vanity Fair interview, discussing all those years of “heroin chic” talk and anorexia rumors, her relationship with Johnny Depp, and more. Highlights:
  • On heroin chic: “I had never even taken heroin—it was nothing to do with me at all.
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Aussies Ban Calvin Klein 'Rape' Ad

Troubling scene is 'suggestive of violence and rape,' says advertising board

(Newser) - A Calvin Klein ad showing an agitated woman held down by her hair apparently set upon by three bare-chested men behind a chain-link fence has been banned in Australia for promoting rape. The black-and-white ad features Calvin Klein model Lara Stone in a bra or bustier shirt with one strap... More »

Calvin Klein's 'Obsession' Entrances Big Cats

Men's scent becomes secret weapon for zookeepers

(Newser) - Obsession for Men, Calvin Klein's musky scent for guys, may or may not work to lure the ladies, but it's a huge hit with tigers, leopards, and jaguars of both sexes. It's become the secret weapon of zoologists trying to entice big cats to linger, the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

New CK Jeans Give You the Back—or Front —You Want

Designer gives butt a lift and fly a boost

(Newser) - Good news for the flat-bottomed: Calvin Klein’s Body jeans do for your lower half what a push-up bra does for your upper half, the New York Post reports—and both men and women can get a lift from the new line. The ladies get a rounder, more flattering look... More »

Calvin Klein Yanks 'Orgy Ad' After Gripes

(Newser) - Calvin Klein has ditched a controversial Manhattan "foursome" billboard after angry New Yorkers complained that the ad was too much even for them, reports the New York Daily News. The ad, showing a teenage girl wearing only her Calvins making out with two stud muffins on a couch, as... More »

10 Most-Wanted Luxury Brands

Forbes runs down the luxury brands we most desire

(Newser) - Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates may actually buy the most designer goods, but when money is no object, we’ve all got expensive tastes. One research group asked 25,000 consumers to forget about price tags and name the luxury brand they covet most. Forbes runs down the... More »

Kimora and Djimon Share Mushy Details

Amid pregnancy rumors, 'couple of the moment' talks romance

(Newser) - Their timing couldn't be better. Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou earned Harper’s Bazaar's couple-of-the-moment title just as rumors began flying that Simmons is pregnant. “He’s a reality check for me, and I’m a fabulosity check for him,” says Simmons of her beau. The flamboyant... More »

Still in Charge in Their Undies

Unlike ogled women, stripped-down men retain power, says Givhan

(Newser) - Go figure. When male celebrities and models strip down to their skivvies to show off the beefcake, they still exert power over their oglers—unlike women in the same situation, argues Washington Post columnist Robin Givhan.  "Women don't want to be objectified; that diminishes their power and takes... More »

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