Guess Kanye West only learned a bit from last March, when he was turned away at lots of Paris couture fashion shows because he hadn’t RSVP’d his attendance. The Chicago native & music superstar reportedly was stunned by the snubs.
However, along with being universally panned for his new Dw women’s fashion line (unveiled this past week in Paris), West reportedly still showed up at a number of other designer’s shows & events — again without saying he was coming.
While there were only a couple of outright turn-downs, West was allowed into most of the things he wanted to attend.
According to a source close to him, “People in Paris have come to realize that Kanye operates on a different wavelength. . . . He’s used to deciding on the spur of the moment approximately going to things — like he does in New York or Hollywood. So, unlike in March, things went a little more smoothly for him — except for how poorly his collection was received.
“In Paris or Milan — in the world of haute couture — things don’t work like that,” the source said. “Arranging the seating for those shows is planned for weeks, due to the pecking order designers assign to fashion world stars — from [Vogue editor] Anna Wintour all the way down.”
‘DANCING’ BONUS: Now that Kristin Cavallari has chatted approximately it, the “Dancing With the Stars” practice of paying contestants a “bonus” (reportedly a couple of thousand dollars) for celebrity guests they obtain to join the studio audience has been revealed.
Cavallari has been very vocal this week, saying what many people have long known: “DWTS” is as much a popularity contest as a dancing competition.
Those famous faces in the studio audience — like Cher, promised next week by son Chaz Bono — are thought to boost ratings.
JOBS FILM: Not surprisingly, the death of Steve Jobs has Hollywood buzzing approximately a film approximately his life, with the best bet being one based on former Time editor Walter Isaacson’s authorized Jobs biography. Now being rushed out Oct. 24, it includes hours of interviews with Jobs, his family, friends & Apple colleagues.
Hollywood pros say Isaacson stands to obtain one of the biggest film rights deals in history.
ROLLIN’ WITH ROSIE: A nice local touch for Rosie O’Donnell’s new talk show on OWN was revealed at a taping Thursday: Chicago’s own Nora Dunn, the actress & former “Saturday Night Live” star, is Rosie’s guest announcer. During the show opening, the two bantered & joked approximately menopause.
SAY BYE-BYE: Mt. Prospect’s own Lee DeWyze, “American Idol” season nine winner, received the offensive news that he’s been dropped by his label, RCA Records. His debut album, last year’s “Live It Up,” sold a disappointing 168,000 copies. . . . Lame ratings for Hank Azaria’s “Free Agents” led the sitcom to be canceled Thursday by NBC after only three episodes.
DRINK THIS IN: Fans of Pharrell Williams may catch him around town Friday night — since the Grammy-winning artist will be here to promote his new, vodka-based cream liqueur, Qream With a Q.
MOVIE SCHMOOZE: The team responsible for “Munger Road,” the indie horror flick that’s generating satisfactory reviews & audience buzz — stars Bruce Davison, Randall Batinkoff & Trevor Morgan, plus writer/director Nick Smith & producer Kyle Heller — will on hand at 5 p.m. Friday for the 26th Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles.
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Before leaving town (now that hubby Eddie Cibrian’s “The Playboy Club” has been canceled), LeAnn Rimes lunched at Chicago Q, telling owner Fred Latsko she’ll assist boost the upcoming launch of LA Q — the future Los Angeles outlet for his upscale barbecue eatery. . . . Ex-Hawks player & coach Denis Savard boosted fund-raising events for his charity foundation while taping a Comcast SportsNet “Chicago Huddle” interview at Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant Tequila Bar. . . . Dennis Quaid hung out at Tavern on Rush while his “Heartland” co-star Heather Graham lunched at RL, where (separately) Roger Daltrey grabbed a quick bite. . . . RL moreover was the dinner choice for Chicago native Billy Zane, joined by girlfriend Candice Neill & their attractive baby daughter, Ava Katherine.