Taylor Jacobson and Her Badass Attitude Live On

I’m a little sad after seeing a preview for the new season of the Rachel Zoe Project — it seems as though her delightfully frosty-haired abrasive assistant Taylor Jacobson has left not only the show, but the Zoe and Co.

Interweb searches reveal that La Taylor is still kicking it on Twitter @taylorjacobsonn, blogging the “Love Taylor” blog for Everyday Minerals, and working for Kasil.

As for why Tay separated from employment at Rachel Zoe, gossip columns can only speculate. Was she fired for stealing clothes, or did she simply leave? Guess we’ll just have to wait for the bombshell to drop on an upcoming episode of the Bravo show…

Lea Michele Turning Into a Mini Diva?

Am I the only one who’s been kinda bummed out by Lea Michele‘s diva-esque attitude of late? Last night on Jimmy Fallon she seemed overly hyper and a little self-important:

Then today I read about her make-out session with emo-looking boyfriend Theo Stockman (currently in the Greenday Broadway musical, American Idiot) during the Time 100 gala where she basically told legendary party photographer Patrick McMullan to eff off. Not feeling it, Lea! You don’t hear about Idina Menzel throwing down attitude like that! Boo hiss.

On a Glee-related note, PLEASE KEEP JONATHAN GROFF ON!! He’s brought somee much needed male singing power to the show. Groff 4eva!

White Stripes’ Meg White to Marry Jackson Smith

OMG: This just in! Two members of well-known Detroit musical families are about to combine! Miss Meg White, best known as the drummer of The White Stripes is set to marry fellow Detroit resident Jackson Smith on May 22 in Nashville, TN.

Mr. Jackson Smith is the son of rockers Patti Smith and Fred (Sonic) Smith (MC5) and is the guitarist in the was the guitarist in the recently disbanded Detroit group Back in Spades.

According to the Detroit Free Press the couple became close with one another last summer and currently live together in Meg’s house in Detroit and were engaged several weeks ago.


Meg White playing drums with the White Stripes @ Bowery Ballroom in 2002.
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Albert Hammond Jr. and Agyness Deyn Call It Quits

Ok, ladies. So we lost newly married Ryan Adams, but it looks like the dating world has gained back another New York-based musician.

According to New York Magazine‘s Jada Yuan, the romance between Albert Hammond Jr. and model Agyness Deyn has officially ended.


The couple in happier, more photoshoot-y times.

Yuan reports that it was soon after posing for a Valentine’s Day Vogue pictorial that they started drifting apart.

According to the article the two remain friends.

SOURCE: NY Mag

OMGWTF? Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore Are Engaged

ARUUUGHHHH!

Mandy Moore’s rep has confirmed to E! News that she and Ryan Adams are currently engaged…you know, TO BE MARRIED.

Who knew that everyone’s favorite perma-bachelor had it in him to be prepared to tie the knot…however, he is the enternal romantic, and he DID just release an EP titled “Extra Cheese.”

…Still a little part of me just died.

Here they are shopping for groceries in LA today
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Do you think this love will last between the two former and current flames?

Thanks to Bao for ruining my bday.

Debbie Harry Puts On a New Face(lift)

On Friday night, famed punk rock legend Debbie Harry performed at a tribute to Stephen Sprouse, hosted by Louis Vuitton at the Bowery Ballroom. That alone is pretty amazing, but what Debbie revealed when she stepped on stage is more amazing.

Looks like girlfriend had a little work done for 2009, because Harry’s face was definitely looking a bit more youthful than it had in recent years. Check out her brand new visage:

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SOURCE: The Daily Mail

Is she hoping to be on the next season of the Real Housewives of New York? Gretchen from the Real Housewives of Orange County better watch herself.

Albert Hammond Jr. main squeeze, model Agyness Deyn was also on hand.

Blind Item: Rock Star Turned Subway Star?

This just in from a loyal reader who randomly spotted a well-known NYC musician busking:

Hey there- On Friday night I was taking the F train downtown from 14th Street with a friend. As we walked down the platform, we heard some music playing a familiar song (“Ceremony” by Joy Division), and my friend joked, “Oh look it’s [name REDACTED] playing!” I went to go look who it was, I said, “It’s definitely was not [name REDACTED]….but I do know who that is!” Turns out it was, [name REDACTED]! I couldn’t believe it. The last time [band name REDACTED] played New York, their shows were completely sold out. Guess he was just working out some skillz.

Go ahead, leave your guesses as to who it was…

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Image from Sawlady.com.

Gossip Girl Alert: Leighton Meester Hearts DVF, Blake Lively Hearts…RENT?

So I didn’t wake up today and say to myself, “Dude, you should totally be a paparazzi specializing in CW stars,” but it seems as though I ended up being one today… I just happen to spot almost all the major players in the cast of Gossip Girl! I was walking around the tent for Diane von Furstenberg at Bryant Park today and all of a sudden out the corner of my eye I saw a girl wearing yellow, and then a herd of people instantly swarming around her and her friend.

Walking closer, I recognized Miss Leighton Meester! I snapped a few photos, and then only later did I realize that the other girl accompanying her was none other than Jessica Szohr!


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Ryan Adams: Spiritualized, and Talking Back to Courtney Love

It’s Wednesday, which means two things: 1. A new episode of Project Runway and 2. Ryan Adams has a new website.

Leading off with a quote from the Buddah (“Doubt Everything. Find Your Own Light.”), this newest reincarnation of “Ryan minus Adams dot com” includes an abstract Cardinals logo, and prominent links to the Humane Society, Tibet.org, and the official site of Ram Daas.

In the upper right corner is a link to a “Personal Statement” where Ryan waxes philosophical about how he’s been working very hard, and hopes that his artistic endeavors speak for him. In addition to that, he reveals the following:

i’ve realized and accepted that if people decide to dislike me, they’re going to find reasons to justify disliking me. there’s nothing i can do about that. that said, it still does pain me to be accused of fictional crimes against innocents or to be implicated in romantic gossip involving the possibly reality-challenged–however unreliable the source or outlandish the accusations. in the end, however, i know that i have never done or even meant anyone any harm.

…which is surely a response to a recent diatribe by perennial crazy-person Courtney Love, where she accuses Ryan of stealing $858,000 from her daughter Francis Bean’s trust fund as a result of charging expenses to the recording of “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” (Funnily enough, in the midst of her crazy rant, Courtney does make a valid point–“Rock ‘n’ Roll” is probably one of Ryan’s worst albums EVER–“Demolition” aside.)
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