H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection.

Maybe they should call themselves S&M (*rimshot*)

Costume Designer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo designed a line of clothes for H&M inspired by Lisbeth Salander. Because who doesn't want to look like an abused, tortured, abandoned woman?

When Marketing People Aren't Too Bright

Cans of regular Coke are being pulled off the shelves. They have a schnazzy winter design so what's the prob. Take a look and guess-

Because they look like Diet Coke. I mean, that seems about as obvious as the fact that you shouldn't be drinking Diet Coke.

Your Zen For the Day

You don't have to love animals (though, why don't you?!) to love this video.

Thanks to ET and Mo for sending!

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

The Golden Globes Remain Watchable!

So now we know that ratings/money is more powerful than Scientology as Ricky Gervais is brought back to host the Golden Globes again.

If you remember he made a Scientology joke last year (see the 3:24 mark). "Big scandal" ensued (not really) and the Golden Globes people pretended to be very upset. And then they invited him back.

He's edgy, doesn't kiss a**, is a bit arrogant (getting a tad bit more over the years but whatevs) but at least he's FUNNY!

Top Chef- Yeeeehaaaawwww

This season, Top Chef Texas invited more chefs than there were spots on the show, and made them prove their worth. Group 1 had to cook for Tom, Padma and new judge Emeril. Group 2 cooked for Tom, Padma and Gail.  If the judges didn't think you were worthy of one of the 16 chef jackets, you were either told to pack your knives or were told you were "on the bubble"- they would let you cook off with the rest of the 'on the bubbles' to see who made the cut.

If that weren't enough, before they even presented their food Tom went around the kitchen and told a few people to pack their knives. I know they're trying to turn up the heat for the show, but dang. If I was going to crush someone's reality show dreams I wouldn't want knives involved.

I knew I would be annoyed with Top Chef Texas by the commercials alone. Padma trying to be a sexy cowgirl.

And lookie who is in the video below- Peewee Herman (Alamo reference I'm hoping...remember, he went looking for his bike...) and is that Oscar winner Charlize Theron? It's very possible it's not, since all blondes look alike (aw snap) but it looks like her. Because when I think Texas, I think of South African born Charlize Theron. Tommy Lee Jones is more like it!

It's Change Your Bank Day

Otherwise known as A Great Idea That We All Know Will Be a Huge Headache Day.

But if you are partaking, this article makes it seem as if you can transfer your bank in the same time it takes to complain about your bank: go transfer your bank!

Daylight Savings- An Extra Hour to Get Drunk

Or for us oldies- get some sleep.

Project Accessory Has the Devil Inside

Considering the lead singer of the song Devil Inside allegedly died using an alleged leather belt (an accessory!) to allegedly hang himself on a door knob...should you use it as the theme song to your accessory show?

Think, people!

I'll Tell You Where to Put a Schweddy Ball

A mom group, that I won't mention so as not to give them more publicity (because so many people read this blog, ya know) is asking grocery stores to stop carrying Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls. Based on the hilarious skit from SNL that starred Alec Baldwin as Mr. Schweddy, it is more known for being the only memorable skit from SNL in the last 10 years than for it's frequent mention of the word balls.

I got on this mom site to see what else ticks them off- Chaz Bono on Dancing With the Stars.  They were encouraging boycotts of Dancing With the Stars advertisers.  I didn't search much on the site...just a minute was making me feel icky, but I didn't see any protest against violence.

Enough about those fools,  enjoy some balls!

You Might Have Ass Phone

1 in 6 cell phones in Britain have traces of e coli. I am guessing the statistics would be the same for the U.S. Unless they're saying the Brits are more poopy.

The report was done for Global Handwashing Day, which is today! I can't believe they didn't pick me to be an honored guest.

Project Runway- Cluck Cluck

The designers had to create an outfit inspired by a bird. And they had to go head to head against another designer.

Winner...Anya. She lucked out getting a sold black bird.

Anya went against Laura. The judges applauded Laura for trying something different. Oh please.

Bert was against Josh, and lost (and was out of the show). I like the skirt.

Josh bored us with this, and the judges loved it. Their only critique was the corsage-looking flower. I have to know what blackmailing photos Josh has of the judges.

Kimberley scrapped her other outfit and came up with this one-shoulder dress that resembles her head-to-head competitor Viktor.

This might be the first outfit of Viktor's that I didn't think was great.

Annoying Headline of the Day


Eddie Cibrian is Officially Having the Worst Week Ever

I think they meant to say "his worst week ever". Having a show cancelled and injuring yourself on the set of said cancelled TV show doesn't really compare to, say, Hurricane Katrina.

Project Runway- I Didn't Get to Watch Fashion Movies

I know- I am behind in my Project Runway posts. Fun fact for you- I just saw Bert at The Grove (shopping center). Nothing else to report, other than I saw him.

The designers had to create a look inspired by the 70's.

Of course, Anya won. Her jumpsuit will be sold online, or in a fashion mag, or something.

Anthony Ryan was sent home.

The Piperlime (wasn't she icy) rep liked Bert's dress, and that will also be sold online. Nips not included.

Josh was critiqued, rightfully so, for his outfits. He later complained to his fellow contestants that he was barely born in the 80's so how would he know how to make an outfit from the 70's.  Viktor mentioned these things called movies...which Josh said "I had to hide who I was, I couldn't watch fashion movies." Anyone on Project Runway should at least know Halston.

Kimberly makes the most forgettable clothes.

While Laura makes clothes I wish I could forget. There's a job at Contempo Casuals waiting for her after the show.

Steve Jobs Dies

Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56.

Twitter trending topics included iHeaven and iSad along with RIPSteveJobs and ThankyouSteve. 

It was a bit odd to receive an email from Apple today, hours after the announcement of Jobs' death, discussing their latest product. Seems like that is one email newsletter you could put on pause for a day.

J Lo's New Commercial- It's Stalkerific

What was the creative discussion behind J. Lo's new commercial?

Let's have J. Lo driving the Fiat as street thugs dressed in Gap clothes run after her, stalk her and jump on her car. And put a few of them on skateboards...and get Cool Rider from Grease 2 to make an appearance.

Fearing for her life, J. Lo will stop the car and the thugs will lift her out of the car's roof. They will set her on the hood while she's wearing heels. If you could dress her like a 90's secretary on her lunch break on a hot day, that would be great. When off the hood, J. Lo should engage in funky dancing with the thugs. She will perform so many hip movements they will be on the ground. It's like her hips killed them. Brilliant!

Amazing Race- Still in the Race by a Tweet

The Amazing Race starts tonight and I have a feeling this season will be just like last- I DVR'd it but didn't end up watching it. 

I am watching the start of this episode and it does appear to have several professional sports people/reality stars. I guess the producers think this makes for more compelling TV- get people who are near foreclosure competing with teams that have millions.

One of the women lost her passport. While she was at the airport unsure of what to do, her name came over the intercom. Turns out two guys found it at a gas station. One of the guys tweeted about it and got a response (from a producer?) that they would be on their way to LAX. The guys drive to LAX and give her her passport. Let's be honest- he wouldn't have drove to LAX for just anyone (she's a former Vegas showgirl).  Producer involvement this early in the game? I mean, who else would know she was on her way to LAX?

Project Runway- They're Testing Our Patience

This week it was teams and menswear. AHHHH! But it wasn't a true team challenge, and none of the contestants gave a crap what the others on their team was making. The designers had to create an outfit for a member of The Sheepdogs. Never heard of them? They are an unknown band that won a contest to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

I'm not diggin' Joshua's outfit, but of course the judges like it.

Anthony Ryan  can whip up a good outfit, but most of the time they're like this. Was this the outfit Ms. Kors said was like the Golden Girls. Zah! Love a GG reference.

You wouldn't know that Anya wasn't from America with this pilgrim-inspired garb. Maybe they get Charlie Brown specials in the...Bahamas? Completely forgot where she is from. How this guy has a smile on his face while wearing this...he must be high.

This poor guy just can't get a good outfit. Kimberly dressed him up as a pumpkin Peter Pan even though the judges have stated their dislike for that color scheme.

My nemesis Nina Garcia liked the pigtails. Can't say I do. But I thought Bert made cool pants.

Although Nina Garcia (yes, I always say her first and last names) didn't like the jacket while the other judges did. I agree (!) with her, looks old lady. And I know the scarf was supposed to be Aerosmithy, but I think this is a miss for Laura.

Viktor made jeans and a jacket, and despite the daisy shirt, he is the clear winner.

Olivier proved himself to not be the idiot savant of designers that he might've be perceived at the beginning. But he's young and could get better. But for now, he made this.

Project Runway- They're Running Out of Celebrity Judges

I am a week behind, so there will be two PR posts in a row.

The contestants weren't in teams (!) but they had to listen to men describe their wife/gf's style and make an outfit. Talking about breasts flustered poor Olivier.

Malin Akerman is a guest judge. Wow. The producers really did tick off Hollywood by switching to Lifetime.

Joshua's win is starting to prove my theory that he is related to a producer, or has some dirt on Michael Kors. This is a snoozer!

Viktor was denied! This is adorable.

The judges liked Anya's dress.

Bryce made the bottom of the dress like a garden tote. The model said she could put her keys and phone in there. I don't know if she was just being nice, or if she really wanted to do that. One trip to the bathroom and you would see why that wouldn't be a good idea. Bryce was sent home.

The judges called Anthony Ryan's dress cheerleader, superhero, and various other not good comparisons. And what was he thinking with the white belt.

Bert designed what the client wanted, but the judges weren't impressed.

Again, Kimberly brings the not bad, not great outfit.

Laura is just average.

Olivier is testing our patience. We thought he was cute and arty, now we're not sure.

Netflix and Facebook Had Changes This Week, Did Ya Hear?

The Office Was Kinda Funny Last Night!

I know many of you have given up on The Office, but I thought it was pretty funny. Maybe Michael Scott/Steve Carrell was just too over top. I also like Pam and the dog video. And the planker in the bathroom falling. Just watch.

Kennedy and Mondale's Daughters- Die on the Same Day, Same Age, Both of Their Moms are Named Joan

Kara Kennedy, daughter of Ted and his former wife Joan, died of a heart attack at age 51. She had previously been treated for lung cancer.

Eleanor Mondale is the daughter former presidential candidate Walter Mondale and his wife Joan. She had been battling brain cancer. She was also 51.

Things You Might Not Care About

The Real Housewives of New York, or RHONY for those of you in da know, let some of the cast go.

My coworker played this video all day long. Is it that funny?

Sarah Palin likes the brothers? See Deadspin's funny take on it here. (The lucky man who is alleged to have had a tryst with Palin played for Michigan. Keep that in mind when you read the headline.)

When Was the Last Time Journey Was in the News?

First of all, if you don't read Dlisted daily, you must.

Second, the story about the DC crasher, Michaele Salahi, having an affair with Neal Schon from Journey, is so hilariously written...just go read it here!

Project Runway- Another Team Challenge

Team challenges mean cat fights, bickering, bitching and more bitching. This week- one team works well together nearly giggling as they stitch, while the other team narrowly avoids death by sewing needles.

Let's begin, shall we?

The old make your own fabric challenge. These are creative people, surely they will come up with some beautiful textiles since they can do anything they want. Right? Well, just wait and see.

Team Chaos
Anthony Ryan, Anya, Viktor, Olivier and Bryce are all on one team. Before the outfits walk down the runway you know who is going to win just by the designers.

The judges were in love with Olivier's jacket...

...so of course...Anya wins. Huh? They barely talked about her outfit.

Anthony Ryan made a fabulous outfit. Love!

Viktor's dress was a hit with the judges, although you wouldn't know it by the model's expression.

Color Bryce lucky that he ended up on this team.

Team Nuts and Bolts

Now, this was your typical school yard way of choosing teams, so how did Joshua, Laura, Becky and Bert all get on the same team? If I thought the producers were manipulative I would say this was on purpose.

They brainstormed for themes and came up with, not joking, the Village People, (suggested by Joshua) sea anemones (Laura) clocks (not sure). So they went with clocks and named their team Nuts and Bolts, appropriately enough. I am not joking when I say that Joshua last week reminded me of Can't Stop the Music, which stars who else? The Village People.

Joshua was bringing the bitchy. He was fighting with Tim over "where is your girl going?" This is a common question asked of the designers. Something along the lines "someone would by this for what occasion"? Joshua didn't like the question, and said she could just be living her life...she could be going anywhere since it's a jacket. I guess he didn't feel comfortable saying she was going to a reunion of 80's video models. This is around the time Tim had them all hold hands for a prayer circle. Really.

Joshua came up with this design, and the fabric. I love when Michael Kors said "not a lot of women want to have cancelled on their crotch." The shoes are bad, too.

Laura said she is the love child if Betsy Johnson and Oscar De La Renta had a baby. Uh, yeah. Keep telling that to yourself toots.

Oh Becky, I like your feisty, spitfire-y sass, but you have work still to do with design. We knew she would be sent home as soon as she said "I'm confident the jacket will carry me through." The editors always do that!

Bert brings his usual not amazing, but not the worst dress.

Kimberly again doesn't wow, isn't the worst