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Clint Eastwood’s Daughter Weds

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Weddings,

Alison Eastwood and Stacy PoitrasClint Eastwood's daughter Alison married sculptor Stacy Poitras on Friday.

The 82-year-old actor and director joined family and friends to celebrate as Alison - his daughter from his first marriage to Maggie Eastwood - tied the knot with the Chainsaw Gang star at the Saddlepeak Lodge in Calabasas, California.

"We are thrilled to be surrounded by our family for this very special day and appreciate their love and support as we begin our married life together," the couple told People.

In addition to Clint and Maggie, Alison's jazz musician brother Kyle, actor brother Scott, sister Kathryn, and Clint's wife Dina Eastwood also attended.

Stacy previously admitted asking Clint's permission before popping the question to Alison was one of the most terrifying things he had ever experienced: "He looked at me for four or five seconds, which felt like 15 minutes, and then he said, 'You're going to have to take that up with her.' I said, 'Is that a yes or a no?' And he said, 'That's a yes,' and he shook my hand."


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Kate Moss Reveals Tattoo Is Worth Millions

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Models,

Kate MossKate Moss believes one of her tattoos is worth millions. The supermodel has revealed the late world-renowned artist Lucien Freud did the inking of two birds on her lower back and thinks it is probably worth a fortune.

The 38-year-old beauty told Vanity Fair, "He told me about when he was in the navy, when he was 19 or something, and he used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors. And I said, 'Oh my God, that's amazing.' And he went, 'I can do you one. What would you like? Would you like creatures of the animal kingdom?' I said I liked birds and he replied, 'I've done birds. I've got it in my book.' And he pointed down at a painting of a chicken upside down in a bucket. And I said, 'No, I'm not having that.' And then he said, 'Maybe I should just do you.' And I thought, I'm not going to have a girl on my a***. So we decided to do a flock of birds. I mean, it's an original Freud. I wonder how much a collector would pay for that? A few million? If it all goes horribly wrong I could get a skin graft and sell it! It's probably the only one on skin that's still around, because when he was in the navy he was about 19. Can you imagine?"

The model became close to the acclaimed artist when he painted her in the nude while she was pregnant with her daughter Lila Grace in 2002. The painting was sold to an anonymous bidder at auction in 2005.


Louis Vuitton to Collaborate with Yayoi Kusama

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News,

Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is to team up with Yayoi Kusama for a new collection.

Marc Jacobs, creative director of the French fashion house - which last worked with Yayoi in February when it offered her financial support for her collection at the Tate Modern - is looking forward to teaming up with the Japanese artist again for the range because he "admires" her "endless" energy: "Her energy is just endless. Through the painstaking sort of obsession in each of her canvasses and installations that she's created, you see this world that never ends. I guess that's what I admire and that's what I respond to in terms of feeling for her and for her work."

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Jimmy Choo to Work with Rob Pruitt on New Collection

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News,

Rob PruittJimmy Choo is to collaborate with Rob Pruitt on a new Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

The fashion house will join forces with the contemporary artist - who is known for his array of colorful work - on a capsule cruise collection, and the brand is hoping his influence will lead to the creation of some "very collectable and uniquely beautiful" products.

"We were captivated by Pruitt's energy, his computer screen use of color and the festive exuberance of his prints and materials; there were elements in his work that reminded us in subtle ways of the Jimmy Choo design iconography. We sensed that Rob's twist on Jimmy Choo glamour would yield something very collectable and uniquely beautiful," said Jimmy Choo creative directors Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway.

The collection will feature shoes, small leather accessories and handbags, and it is expected to arrive in Jimmy Choo boutiques and online in November 2012.


Nars to Launch Andy Warhol Range

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Health & Beauty, News,

Francois NarsNars is to launch a new range of color cosmetics inspired by Andy Warhol.

The limited edition collection, entitled Nars Andy Warhol, will be created by founder Francois Nars under license with The Andy Warhol Foundation, and it is said to evoke the cool, image-rich, character-laden world of the late commercial illustrator.

The project will be launched in the US in October and other parts of the world in November and is thought to be the make-up brand's largest strategic collaboration so far.

The company has previously worked with fashion muse Daphne Guinness on a campaign - which saw her wearing a purple eyeshadow inspired by and named after her - citing her as the brand's ideal ambassador.

"She fits the image of the brand so well. She's very creative and elegant and is a chameleon. And she really loves make-up - the whole process of it. Any makeup artist dreams of having someone like that as a muse," Francois said of her.


Comic Book Jobs: College Humor

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Caldwell TannerYou might’ve heard that the internets are where all the cool jobs have migrated.

The folks at IAC - their sites include College Humor, Jest, Dorkly and SportsPickle - are looking for an Assistant Illustrator to join their NYC funny factory full time.

You’ll be assisting their regular artist, Caldwell Tanner, at College Humor, but they may loan you out to their other sites and use you for other art-based jobs.

Additionally, you’ll be working “closely with both in-house and freelance writers to produce illustrated content for the site; help brainstorm for articles and online content; assist in production of weekly comics for the site.”

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Wacom Inkling is a digital pen for artists

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Design, Handhelds, Videos,

We've long been fans of the Livescribe pens, a tool that lets you hand-write notes that are then digitized and available immediately on your computer; it's a handy tool for journalists or students. Wacom on Tuesday announced a similar product, this time geared toward artists and visual thinkers: the Wacom Inkling.

The Inkling is a "digital sketch pen" that allows you to draw or sketch on any standard piece of paper (a big advantage over Livescribe, which requires special notebooks) and automatically have a digital version created. The pen looks like a regular ballpoint pen, but is much more powerful than that. As you draw, sketches, mind-maps, or brainstorms all get captured, pen stroke by pen stroke. You can even create layers as you sketch, and edit drawings even easier when you get back to the computer. Files can be accessed in applications like Photoshop and Illustrator, or just viewed on the computer.

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Lady Gaga Explains What it Takes to Make a Great Artist

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Style,

Lady Gaga in tearsFashion-happy pop singer Lady Gaga is "emotionally thin."

The "Judas" hitmaker - who is renowned for her eccentric dress sense - believes she holds her feelings close to her under a layer of skin, but is not "vulnerable" as that implies she does nothing but cry. "I learned that to be a great artist, you must be emotionally very thin. Your tears and anger and your happiness must be just under the surface of your first layer of skin. I like to say 'emotionally thin' because it's much more dramatic. Vulnerable to me implies only tears," she said when asked what she has learned about herself recently.

The 25-year-old singer, however, admits that it is a challenge to fight against public perception of her and reveals she is "an act."

"The challenge is that what others view as artifice-my wigs, my makeup, my clothes, my love for show business and theatre-to me, these are the paint in my palette. These things are not artifice. These things are my reality. But they create a boundary between me and the public that I have to fight through. People wonder, 'Is she for real? Is it all an act?' But my question is, 'Since when did the act become a bad thing?' Show business has always been about the act. Hasn't it?"


Comic Book Jobs: Cartoons!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Porky PigDo you know what would be a good job if you had the right skills?

Sales account executive for the growing Cartoon Brew empire, that's what!

Cartoon Brew is the animation entertainment site – packed with news, commentary, reviews, and one of the most active comments section on the internet.

There's lots of good stuff over there for anyone who's a fan of cartoons and animation – features and shorts, tv animation, student films, etc.

It's run by animation historians Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi and they keep it going daily and keep it interesting.

Now they're looking for someone to help generate some ad revenue, so if you have experience generating that cash, and you love cartoons, you should get over there right away and see what it's all about.

That's all, folks!

[Artwork: Porky Pig, © Warner Bros.]

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Comic Book Jobs: Checking Out Craigslist

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Television,

Jimmy KimmelLet’s take a look at the job offerings on my favorite employment-based website.

Do you have a bit of Alex Trebek or Jimmy Kimmel lurking inside you? Well, they’d like it back. Oh, wait. No, there’s a production company that’s looking for a host for the pilot of their new comic book show.

A different TV pilot, this one in New York, needs extras for a fight scene between a superhero and a super-villain.

Do you play music? Do you have a band? You could be chosen to be on the soundtrack for a comic book mini-series.

Hound Comics has a deal for the blogging community involving Miami Wizard World 2011 and some press credentials.

An “established and award-winning production company” is looking for an artist to create a style guide for their upcoming animated series.

And finally, the call is out in Canada for “Female Ninjas.”

Good luck, job seekers!

[Artwork: Jimmy Kimmel]


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