Sorry, folks. Our fair Diane Clehane is off for the day, but Lunch will be back next week. (Hmm, wonder who got her usual perch at Michael’s?) In the meantime, check out some of her recent celebrity spottings and interviews:
Posts Tagged ‘Naomi Campbell’
We were more than a little disappointed to learn that we missed Dan Stevens aka Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey when he lunched with producer Paula Wagner at Table One on Monday. (Doesn’t he know Wednesday is the day for lunch at Michael’s?) Luckily, today’s oh-so-fabulous lunch with the cast of Oxygen’s new ’supermodel competition’ series, The Face, more than made up for it. While in town to promote the new series, which premieres Tuesday, February 12 at 9 pm on Oxygen, supermodels Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha and renowned photographer Nigel Barker decided to make ‘Lunch’ their sole joint appearance on their whirlwind media tour.
I couldn’t imagine what yet another reality competition series about fashion could bring to the party, but when I watched the screener of the premiere episode in anticipation for our lunch I was pleasantly surprised. Aside from its stellar production values, The Face has some serious fashion cred thanks to executive producer and supermodel coach Naomi Campbell’s considerable star power (along with fellow coaches Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha) and unrivaled sense of what works. As host, Nigel Barker is a commanding yet reassuring presence. Everything on the show has an authenticity that real fashionistas will appreciate, while giving ‘civilians’ a true glimpse into what it really takes to make it in modeling. The most refreshing twist the series offers is in its approach to working with the 12 hopefuls vying to be the new face of ULTA Beauty. The contestants also get some major opportunities in the course of the show, including photo shoots with the legendary Patrick Demarchelier and challenges with W magazine. Celebrities Wendy Williams and Amare Stoudemire make appearances as guest judges.
The three supermodels act as mentors to their respective teams and took their roles very seriously. Even though the show wrapped months ago, Naomi, Karolina and Coco forged such strong bonds with their ‘girls’ that all of them remain in touch with the wannabe models, offering career advice whenever the need should arise. “I really worry about my girls,” Naomi told me. “It’s funny, when I’m working in New York or Paris, I always feel like I’m going to miss everyone when the week is over, but after a few days you get on with it. When we finished shooting the show, I felt a little sad. I still talk to my girls and I’m texting them all the time. I really grew quite fond of them.”
Naomi Campbell has been named Editor-at-Large of the Russian and German editions of Interview magazine. WWD reports that her first appearance will be in the Russian edition which hits newsstands Friday.
Campbell wrote an introduction for that issue (pictured), and interviews she has conducted will be featured in the German edition, available January 20.
A quick word of advice to the Interview staff: If Campbell ever visits the office, hide the phones beforehand. Some might call that “overreacting,” we call it “surviving.”
Super Bowl ads featuring pandas with Chinese accents, Richard Simmons, Naomi Campbell dancing with lizards (with grillz!), foreign dudes in a bar, sexy girls in lingerie, a rapping white guy, offended viewers, bloggers, and those who just like to be offended.
And some people liked everything.
Others, of course, hated everything.
While the murder of punk rocker turned realtor Linda Stein hasn’t gotten much play here in Los Angeles, FBLA think that the news that her assistant has been arrested should give many, many celebrities something to think about. From the New York Times:
A Manhattan personal assistant fatally bludgeoned her boss, the well-connected real-estate agent Linda Stein, in the woman’s opulent Fifth Avenue apartment because Ms. Stein â€œjust kept yelling at her,” a law enforcement official said today. The assistant was arrested this morning.
Scott Rudin–are you listening?
(photo by Mike Nagle)