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by on January 2, 2012

- Proving that neither shame nor concern for one’s personal well-being should ever get in the way of free shit, shoppers in Madrid lined up in the freezing cold wearing nothing but their underwear to score a  free outfit from Desigual. [Huff Po]

INDIE NEWSROOM: Undressed for Shopping Success...Barkin Up the Wrong Tree...Cops Visit Lindsay Lohans Home

- Fresh off the devastating loss of her luggageRachel Zoe and Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon joined gal pals and maybe-sorta couple Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone in St. Barts on vacation. [Styleite]

- Congrats gays in Hawaii and Delware! You can now get civil union’d — the low-calorie, no fat, no frills version of actually getting married. [Towleroad]

- And speaking of gays getting married, noted twirler and triple axler Johnny Weir married his boyfriend on New Year’s Eve. [Towleroad]

- Cable guys are apparently dressing better these days and while that means khakis and a performance fleece, it’s still better than butt cracks and exposed hairy navels. [NYT]

- Actress Ellen Barkin was involved in an altercation with an NYPD officer who pushed the Tony Award winner seemingly for no reason. The incident was captured on video by Barkin’s rumored boyfriend, director Sam Levinson. [TMZ]

- And speaking of crazy blond actresses and law enforcement, the LAPD was called to the home of part-time criminal and full-time shitshow Lindsay Lohan, but this time LiLo wasn’t the one carted away in handcuffs. A strange man was arrested for trespassing after showing up announced at Lohan’s door. [TMZ]

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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