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Happy Birthday, Chris Tucker

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Chris Tucker

Happy birthday, Chris Tucker.  I loved you in that movie you were in.  Okay, I really didn’t, but it’s your birthday and I wanted it to be special . . .

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August 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm

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Expand Your Fashion Vocabulary #50

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Gunsmoke

Miss Kitty: A character on the long-running television show “Gunsmoke.”  Miss Kitty was a old-west saloon owner with a penchant for flashy gowns, fitted bodices, dangling earrings and updos, much like the typical Hollywood starlet on the red carpet at an awards show.

E.g.: Becky failed to impress the critics at this year’s Emmy Awards in her Miss Kitty ensemble.

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August 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Happy Birthday, Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz

Happy birthday, Cameron Diaz.  May your special day end in the back of a police van . . . again!

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August 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

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Winter 1998

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Cover: Winter 1998

Context: On January 26, US President Bill Clinton denies that he had “sexual relations” with White House intern Monica LewinskyDestiny’s Child release their debut album on February 17.  From February 7-22, the 1998 Winter Olympics are held in Nagano, Japan.  On February 23, Osama Bin Laden publishes a fatwa, declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders.  Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on February 24.

Points of Interest: Manolo Blahnik was the second footwear designer to receive a credit for a cover look.  John Fluevog also designer a pair of boots that appeared on a previous cover.

What Tyra Would Say: “I’m on the fence with Andie.  On one hand, she’s long, lean and modelesque, but on the other hand, I haven’t been able to make her cry once during the entire competition.  It makes me wonder if she really wants this.”

What Auntie Fashion Says: “Can Estrogen Make You Smarter?”  Oh brother . . .

Grade: A+.

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August 29, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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Happy Birthday, Lea Michele

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Lea Michele

Happy birthday, Lea Michele.  You’re riding a bike in a white romper?  You know you’re filming a tampon commercial when . . .

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August 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm

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Happy Birthday, Shania Twain

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Shania Twain

Happy birthday, Shania Twain.  You know you’re old when you need to use a torch to light the candles on your birthday cake.  What?  That’s not your cake?

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August 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm

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Happy Birthday, Sarah Chalke

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Sarah Chalke

Happy birthday, Sarah Chalke.  Can I call you “Second Becky“?

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August 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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