'Mad Men's' beautiful girls
September 20th, 2010
05:24 PM ET

'Mad Men's' beautiful girls

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, September 19 episode of AMC’s “Mad Men.”

There weren’t many bright spots for our gang this week, were there? Other than Don’s tryst with Dr. Faye Miller, who continues to grow on me, it was very much a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for almost everyone at the agency. I hate to think what would have happened had the ladies of SCDP not kept everything from falling apart completely.

First off, the unthinkable happened this week. Miss Blankenship’s stint with SCDP came to an untimely end when she passed away at her desk. The onetime office bombshell and Mistress of Zing was fondly remembered by Bert, who in drafting her obituary remembered her as such, “She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She’s an astronaut.” It bears repeating that the writing on this show is truly sublime.

Although somber on its face, the relocation of Miss Blankenship’s remains was a moment that ranks up there with the John Deere Incident as one of the show’s most humorous. Though if Joan instructed me to “get a man” to assist with the move, Pete Campbell would not have been my first choice. I would have opted for Rizzo, assuming he didn’t say something that made me wish for him to trade places with Miss Blankenship first.

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Will.i.am: Teaming up with Kanye 'would be fresh'
September 20th, 2010
04:58 PM ET

Will.i.am: Teaming up with Kanye 'would be fresh'

If Will.i.am has his way, he’ll soon be working on a joint album with Kanye West.

At a recent stop for the Broadcast Music Inc. awards, the Black Eyed Peas frontman was asked who was on his wish list for future collaborations.

“I would like to work with Kanye,” Will.i.am said on the red carpet before receiving the BMI President’s award. “If we came up with a project together – like remember when [Cee-Lo] and Danger Mouse did that project and they called it something else? I think if me and Kanye did something together, that would be crazy.”

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On Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour...
September 20th, 2010
04:19 PM ET

Tim Gunn, say what?

With the arrival of his latest book, "Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work," Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") has promised that his readers and "Runway" fans would get to know him better. Turns out that was an understatement; who knew Gunn could be so feisty?

He's unleashed his opinion on everyone from the Salahis to Lindsay Lohan - check out the gallery above for some of Gunn's most notable quotes.


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What to DVR during fall TV's premiere week
September 20th, 2010
04:02 PM ET

What to DVR during fall TV's premiere week

Marquee readers, get ready: Fall TV’s No. 1 week is upon us, officially marking that time of year when your DVR will get more action than the "Jersey Shore" cast.

We understand that there are some difficult decisions ahead about what will be recorded and what will sadly go unwatched, so here's hoping we’ll make it a bit easier with this list of must-see season premieres.

MONDAY

“Dancing with the Stars”: We’re aware that season 10 of “Dancing with the Stars” with the overdramatic Kate Gosselin will be extremely hard to beat, but we’re sure teen mom Bristol Palin has what it takes to bring controversy back. Watch it on ABC at 8 p.m.

“The Event”: If you’ve been quaking with “Lost” withdrawal these last few months, check out NBC’s new conspiracy-thriller at 9 p.m. Jason Ritter stars as everyman Sean Walker who discovers a secret “that could change mankind forever.”

Other Monday premieres we’re excited about:

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JWoww: From 'Jersey Shore' to Playboy?
September 20th, 2010
02:12 PM ET

JWoww: From 'Jersey Shore' to Playboy?

JWoww’s breasts, which have been known to defy the laws of physics, could be coming to a newsstand near you.

“Final offer is standing,” the “Jersey Shore” star told E! Online of her rumored collaboration with Playboy. “Hopefully, it will go through.”

And if it does, JWoww - whose real name is Jenni Farley - will join the ranks of “Hills” star Heidi Montag, who posed for the magazine in 2009, and “The Real Housewives of New York City's” Kelly Bensimon, who covered the magazine’s March issue.

JWoww hinted that her Playboy debut might take place this winter, although Playboy is not commenting at this time.


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Ricki Lake loses Malibu rental home in fire
September 20th, 2010
01:51 PM ET

Ricki Lake loses Malibu rental home in fire

Ricki Lake and her sons escaped tragedy after the actress's Malibu rental home burned to the ground over the weekend.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from Lake's home at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 and arrived to find the former talk show host, 41, standing safely outside along with her sons Owen, 9, and Sebastian, 13, as well as their dog.

The wooden home was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene, reports the Times. After 20 minutes, the fire was extinguished, but the house was completely destroyed.

As for what might have caused the fire, Lt. Rich Erickson of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department's Malibu/Lost Hills station told the paper, "It appears that she was refueling some sort of portable heater when a couch caught fire and that set the whole house ablaze."

"Thank you everyone for your concern and well wishes," Lake tweeted hours after the incident. "My sons, beloved dog, and I are safe and very grateful. Xoxor."

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