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by on January 9, 2012

- Daphne Groeneveld is stomping with the big girls now. The 17-year-old holds her own with superstar supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kristen McMenamy and Karen Elson – who are collectively 1,245 years old — for Roberto Cavalli‘s spring 2012 campaign, shot by Steven Meisel. [Vogue UK]

INDIE NEWSROOM: Roberto Cavallis Spring Campaign Crammed with Supers...Barbie Kardashian and her Dream Sham Wedding...Blue Ivy Carter Supposedly Not the Only Baby Born This Weekend

- The bro-ing of America continues as men become more and more in touch with their inner lady. The latest development,
“Brotox.” Women are even getting in on the action, gifting their dudes with the gift of immobile foreheads. [HuffPo]

- Dolce & Gabbana caused outrage — and protests — among Hong Kong citizens after passing a ban on photos of the store’s window displays. The ban, however, was not enforced for foreign shoppers or Chinese nationals. [WSJ]

- The Vatican continues sweet-talking the gays with Pope Benedict claiming gay marriage basically signals the downfall of humanity. Joke’s on him, that happened after season one of the Jersey Shore. [Towleroad]

- It may be time for Barbie to start picking better friends. Doll versions of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian – called Dash dolls after their miniature Kardashian-inspired clothing — will befriend Mattel’s golden girl this year. In addition to wearing the trashy leopard print jumpsuits synonymous with the family’s Dash Boutiques, the dolls will “reflect the girls’ measurements.” Meaning the Khloe doll will be played by Ken. [MTV]


Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail