Since 'The City' was dropped from MTV, we haven't seen much of Whitney Port on the small screen but that's all about to change. This week Port confirmed that she will join Elle Macpherson and Julien Macdonald on the judging panel of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model.
"I'm thrilled about this new opportunity in my career and I am honored to have been asked to work alongside industry icons who I truly respect and admire," she wrote on her blog on Monday. But she isn't the only American joining the panel this year as Tyson Beckford has also been brought on board as the two replace Grace Woodward and Charley Speed who were on the panel last year.
Last night MTV played host to their annual Video Music Awards. Winners on the might include Katy Perry who won the award for Best Video of the Year, Lady Gaga who won the award for Best Female Video and Beyonce who walked away with the award for Best Choreography for 'Run the World (Girls)'.
Despite the stellar performances on the night, that's not what everyne left talking because all eyes were on Beyonce as the 29 year-old star used the event to announce that she's expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z. The mother-to-be shone on the red carpet in a bright orange aysmetric Lanvin dress. Other strong looks came from fellow Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez.
The first time I saw Madonna was on Top of the Pops. She was singing 'Holiday,' and she had a fabulous look. (I actually thought that she was English because she was so stylish.) She was into the same things that I was doing at the time, like crosses, oversized jewelry, and fishnets. The second time I saw her live was at the first MTV awards in New York at Radio City Music Hall. It must have been 1984. She sang 'Like A Virgin' in a wedding dress and was simulating 'self contentment' or 'self satisfaction,' to put it euphemistically. The audience was mostly business people, who were horrified. There were just a few young fans — and me, who absolutely loved it. That is when I realized that she couldn’t care less what others thought of her, and I also saw how powerful she was.
Despite using MTV to elevate her profile both on 'Laguna Beach' and her show, 'The Hills', Lauren Conrad has again spoken out about the damaging effect the TV show had on her credibility as a 'real' designer.
"It's easier to launch the line without MTV," she told Lucky magazine. "A lot of people in fashion don't want to be linked with anything that has to do with reality TV. Showrooms were turning us down." MTV passed on her reality spinoff that documented the launch of Paper Crown. Conrad says, "It's difficult to compete with all the 'Jersey Shore'-type shows," adding, "besides, there weren't any scenes of me getting drunk or fighting, so what's the point?"
Although that may be true, something doesn't quite sit right with us about Conrad's blame game finger pointing because after all, the endorsement deals and fashion line would never have been possible without the show. And besides, if the reality show was damaging on her fashion career, why did she pitch for a spin-off to push her new collection?
We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.
She explained when asked about MTV's decision to drop her new show
If there's anyone that can help take your fashion career to the next level, it's Kelly Cutrone. If you haven't read her amazing bestselling book, 'If You Want To Cry Go Outside', her interaction and support of Whitney Port in 'The City' should have you convinced.
If that's all got you interested, Cutrone has signed up with MTV to work on a new TV show which is focused on doing just that. Cutrone will coach aspiring fashionista's, supporting them and lending her no-nonsense approach to help them realise their potential. “Kelly Cutrone…is here to push you to achieve your goals,” the show's casting notice reads. “She’s been there, and has the know-how to kick your dreams into gear.”
Rihanna definitely gets the award for most influential hair and yesterday she unveiled her latest look. The singer ditched her short curly red bob for this long and straight style to perform yesterday at MTV's 'The Seven' in Times Square.
Rihanna chose a showstopping white asymmetrical gown from Marchesa's Spring '11 collection for this weekend's MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid. To balance out the ruffles and cutouts, she opted for a simple, sophisticated updo.
Now that 'The City' has been cancelled, and now that Kelly Cutrone has said 'Kell on Earth' won't come back to Bravo for a second season, there's a gap in the market for Cutrone TV. Don't fear if you're a fan of the small screen's snarkiest fashion publicist. Although Cutrone told The Cut she's "done" with reality TV, she did say: "I’m doing a television show that I’m on that’s not scripted, but it’s not based on me running around and sharing my personal life in my office and in my home.” Confused? Us too.
She explained more about the show, which will run on MTV and reportedly have a pilot finished in January: “I think it’ll be me more working with young people who want to be in these different industries, so it might be something like, you know, you look like a fashionista but you’re not, you look like a skate dude but you’re not, you look like a hotshot entrepreneur but you’re not, maybe you should walk the walk. So it’s, like, part Great Santini, part fairy godmother.”
And since Cutrone is used to a two-show TV presence, she also revealed that she has a “syndicated daytime regular big thing” in talks. She remained vague on the details but did say that her book (If You Have to Cry Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You) had a large part in opening the next doors in her career.