Trailer: Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin I Live In' Starring Antonio Banderas

Earlier this week, the new trailer for Pedro Almodóvar's psycho-sexual thriller The Skin I Live In hit the web. The Cannes Film festival hit is set for a limited release in the US on October 14, with an additional showing at the New York Film Festival.

The Skin I Live In stars Antonio Banderas as a plastic surgeon who becomes interested in developing a new type of skin after his wife is killed in a car crash.

The trailer is as equally chilling as it is exciting, with lots of twists and turns. Banderas’ creepy performance also looks like something you won’t want to miss.

Will you see “The Skin I Live In” when it hits theaters?


Gus Van Sant Retrospective at Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image

From the movie "Restless"; Photo by Sony Pictures Classics

Gus Van Sant was a painter in the late 1970s when he became interested in making short films. As one of the few truly independent filmmakers, Van Sant’s work critically depicted American culture and the current transitional period of cinema.

Beginning September 9, the Museum of the Moving Image will present an extensive retrospective series featuring thirteen screenings of Van Sant’s films.

For a Pinewood Dialogue live event on September 14, Van Sant will make a special appearance at the preview screening of his latest film, Restless, starring Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper, which opens in theaters on September 16.

Best known for his Oscar nominated films Good Will Hunting and Milk, the series will also include his early works Mala Noche (1985) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989), studio-backed films To Die For (1995) and Psycho (1998), and his return to low-budget experimental works with Gerry (2002), Elephant (2003), Last Days (2005), and Paranoid Park (2007).

The Gus Van Sant series runs through September 30. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are included with paid Museum admission. For more information, visit the Museum of the Moving Image’s website.


Ricky’s NYC Will Open 100 Locations Nationwide

Photo: Paul Lowry

Ricky’s NYC, the funky, one stop shop for everything beauty, is expanding.

Ricky's has toyed with the idea for years, with locations in Manhattan and Miami, but now they plan to open stores as far west as California.

“[In the past], we’ve always had street-level stores. Now, we are mostly focused on mall-based stores,” said Todd Kenig, Ricky’s chief executive officer told Women’s Wear Daily.

Ricky’s NYC big plans for 2012 include five to eight mall-based stores opening in Boston, Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando, to name a few, said Kenig. The goal for 2013 is to open an additional 10 to 20 stores. “Hopefully, by 2016 we’ll have 100 locations.”

Each of the new stores will uphold Ricky's unique salon concept, featuring a clean, sophisticated look to the popular beauty store.


An Inked Reality: SpikeTV to Launch First-Ever Tattoo Artist Competition Show

Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez & Oliver Peck Join Spike’s “InkMaster”

Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez & Oliver Peck Join Spike’s “InkMaster”

Hot on the heels of last week's TLC announcement that Kat Von D’s “LA Ink” would be cancelled, comes more inked reality news that SpikeTV will launch "InkMaster", the first-ever competition in search of the country’s preeminent tattoo artist.

The reality show, which will premiere in January of next year,  will feature the nation's top tattoo artists as they  battle it out weekly in various tattoo challenges that will test the artists' technical skills and on-the-spot creativity.

Dave Navarro, guitarist of rock band Jane’s Addiction, will serve as the host, while Chris Nunez ("Miami Ink") and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo) join Navarro on the judge’s panel.

“InkMaster” artists will use “human canvases” to display their work, leaving any permanent mistakes that they may make. The risks are high and the winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize and feature in Inked magazine.


Robert Pattinson Wants to Design His Own Clothing Line

Photo Credit: Gerald Geronimo

Many stylish celebrities have tried their hands at fashion, and according to US Weekly, actor Robert Pattinson wants to add another title to his name—fashion designer.

Kellan Lutz tells US Weekly that his Twilight co-star wants to design his own clothing line.

"Rob and I were talking about doing clothing lines, and he found out I was doing one and was like 'I should do one,'" Lutz told Us Weekly at the WWE SummerSlam Be a Star Event in L.A. Thursday.

Lutz, who has his own line, Abbot+Main, launching this fall, added that he and Pattinson called the line “Rags by Rob.”

While Pattinson isn’t exactly known for his stellar taste in fashion, his hipster style could translate to an interesting line featuring v-neck t-shirts, worn jeans, and plaid button ups.

What do you think? Would you wear a "Rags by Rob" collection?


'Bridget Jones' Diary' Greenlights Third Installment

Entertainment Weekly recently announced that the beloved Bridget Jones’ Diary series would be returning to the big screen with its latest installment.

According to EW, Working Title Films, the production company responsible for the first movie released in 2001 and the second one, The Edge of Reason, in 2004 is moving ahead with a third film.

Working Title has been trying to get the sequel in the works since 2009.

Based on Helen Fielding’s novel of the same name, ‘Bridget Jones’ stars Renee Zellweger as the lovable Bridget – a British woman determined to improve her body, her imperfections, but most importantly, her love life.

Even though the production company had given no further details about the film’s release, EW explains that earlier this year, the London Evening Standard reported that Fielding had begun writing the third installment of the best-selling books.

At the time, she said there had been discussions about the next film. “I will be working on both the book and the film but I don’t know if they are the same thing yet. It’s not been decided.”

The series remains an international hit. The first film took in a reported $281 million and the second raked in $262 million worldwide.


"Mad Fashion" and "Fashion Hunters" to Premiere in October on Bravo

The Cast of Mad Fashion. Photo Miranda Penn Turin/Bravo

Bravo has officially caught the fashion bug.

This fall, Bravo will premiere two new series, Mad Fashion and Fashion Hunters.

Known for their over-the-top reality shows, both fashion series will bring a new, refreshing twist to Bravo’s reality line up. “Mad Fashion” stars costume designer Chris March, Project Runway alum, as he and his electrifying team create one-of-a-kind designs for his high-profile clientele. From start to finish, the audience will see March and his team try to top themselves with each creation. “Fashion Hunters” features a team of second time around consignment shop buyers hunting through New York City’s high-end couture.

“Mad Fashion” will premiere on Bravo on Tuesday, October 4 at 10 p.m. with Fashion Hunters premiering at 10:30 p.m

Watch the Mad Fashion video preview here.


Alexander McQueen Exhibit the Most Visited Exhibition by The Costume Institute Since 1946

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Romantic Gothic gallery view of Angels and Demons collection
Courtesy Photo: The Met | Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Romantic Gothic gallery view of Angels and Demons collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced earlier this week that the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit, which closed Sunday at midnight, is the most visited exhibition organized by The Costume Institute since it became part of the Museum in 1946.

With 661,509 visitors during its May 4 to August 7 run, the exhibit also ranked among the Museum's top 10 most visited exhibitions.

The museum went to great lengths to accommodate as many visitors as possible by extending the run for “Savage Beauty.”

Later hours were added through midnight during the last weekend, and $50 tickets were implemented with "Mondays with McQueen" which allowed the public to see the exhibition when the Museum was normally closed.

“Savage Beauty” joins the Museum’s list of most visited exhibitions along with “Treasures of Tutankhamun” (1978), “Mona Lisa” (1963), and “Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art” (2010).


Meet the Cast: Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa's Georgina Champman Revealed as "Project Runway All Stars" Judges

Courtesy Photo: Lifetime

Project Runway has finally announced the long awaited Project Runway All Stars series. According to Lifetime’s blog, judgment day will come again for these lucky designers:

• Austin Scarlett: (New York, NY) Season 1, Fourth Place
• Kara Janx: (New York, NY) Season 2, Fourth Place
• Elisa Jimenez: (New York, NY) Season 4, Tenth Place
• Rami Kashou: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 4, Runner-up
• Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn: (Pasadena, CA) Season 4, Fifth Place
• Jerell Scott: (New York, NY) Season 5, Fourth Place
• Kenley Collins: (Brooklyn, NY) Season 5, Second Runner-up
• Gordana Gehlhausen: (San Diego, CA) Season 6, Fourth Place
• Anthony Williams: Season 7, Fifth Place
• Mila Hermanovski: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 7, Second Runner-up
• April Johnston: (Savannah, GA) Season 8, Fifth Place
• Michael Costello: (Palm Springs, CA) Season 8, Fourth Place
• Mondo Guerra: (Denver, CO) Season 8, Runner-up

Lifetime also announced a new line-up of judges and host.

Designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman of  Marchesa will join the judging panel while supermodel Angela Lindvall will serve as the host replacing Heidi Klum.

The series will also feature fashionista and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles as a mentor for the all stars.

Well into its ninth season, Project Runway has become an overnight sensation. In just 5 years, the fashion designers’ competition has brought a new meaning to the phrase “make it work.”

Featured designers have gone on to become a staple in the fashion world and with a lot of past favorites in the running, the new series sounds just as promising.

See if your favorite veteran designer will be in or out when Project Runway All Stars premieres later this year on Lifetime.


A Kit For Your "Walk of Shame" Mornings

The walk of shame. We've all  been there.

You meet someone at a party, go back to their place, and the rest is history – if you’re lucky. The next morning, as the sun wakes you up, you make your way back to your place and do the dreaded walk of shame.

But now you can put the shame behind you and strut out into the morning world wearing last night’s party dress with pride.

SVEDKA Vodka and Ricky’s NYC come together to create the “Walk of Shame Party Pack” for you after, after party-goers. The pack includes all the essentials you’d need to get ready the next morning including a pair of flip flops, lip balm, hair brush, folding sunglasses, deodorant, cleansing wipes, peppermint drops, and shampoo.

It even includes an exclusive cocktail recipes just in case you two wish to continue the party.

They've thought of everything!

So solve your post-hookup problems and go get your walk of shame kit at www.rickysnyc.com.


New York and San Francisco Make GQ's 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America

Last week, the premier men’s magazine, GQ, published their “40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America” list, and if you took it seriously, you would almost question whether or not anyone in America is fashionable.

Almost every popular city, from Atlanta (#17) to Chicago (#4), topped the list.

There were several surprises – or maybe some cities shouldn’t have been ranked as high.

What some consider the fashion capital of the country, New York City, was ranked at #5 with Manhattan and #11 with Brooklyn.

Las Vegas was also somewhat of a shocker at #13 because, really, do you even notice what other people are wearing there?

Rounding out the top 20 were San Francisco, Jersey Shore, Austin, Santa Fe, Provo in Utah, Martha’s Vineyard, and New Orleans.

As you move into the top 10, the list turns to some cities that are dead on. Salt Lake City (#8) isn’t exactly known for its fashion movement, while the same can be said about Pittsburgh (#6.)

But it is #1 that truly takes the cake.

Described as “America's Bad-Taste Storm Sewer” and “Jurassic Park for fashion troglodytes,” GQ paints a vivid picture as to why Boston is the worst-dressed city in America.

While they acknowledge their large amount of less than fashionable undergraduates, it is the graduate behavior that really makes GQ cringe.

Boston adds too much to an outfit (“Khakis!—with pleats. Boat shoes!—with socks”) and simply doesn’t know when to let a fashion trend die (personally, I think they forgot to mention all of the flashy green and white.)

Finishing the top 10 are St. Louis, Miami, Maui, Philadelphia, and the entertainment capitol of the world, Los Angeles.


"Midnight in Paris" Highest Grossing Movie for Director Woody Allen

The opening film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival continues to be a hit in the US.

Midnight in Paris
has officially become the highest grossing movie for director Woody Allen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Midnight grossed an estimated $1.9 million over the weekend, totaling $41.8 million domestically and $73.9 million worldwide. Opening in May to only 6 theatres, the film has expanded to 819 screens throughout the country.

Allen’s previous box office record was set in 1986 with “Hannah and Her Sisters” bringing in $40.1 million.

Midnight in Paris stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who travels to Paris on a business trip with McAdams’ parents. Gil, played by Wilson, falls in love with the city and soon finds himself on an enchanted journey through the Golden Age of the 1920s.

The film is also the second highest grossing film for Sony Pictures Classics, after Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

With Oscar buzz already surrounding the film, Midnight may be nominated for several awards, including Best Picture like Hannah.