Edward Norton denies he cost Janeane Garofalo a role in Fight Club

Edward Norton has denied Janeane Garofalo’s claims that he was to blame for her losing out on a role in David Fincher’s hit movie Fight Club.During a recent interview with Yahoo’s Build Series, Garofalo revealed that she’d been up for the role of Marla…

Edward Norton has denied Janeane Garofalo’s claims that he was to blame for her losing out on a role in David Fincher’s hit movie Fight Club.

During a recent interview with Yahoo’s Build Series, Garofalo revealed that she’d been up for the role of Marla Singer in the 1999 film and had been offered the part by Fincher, but the film’s star wanted his then-girlfriend Courtney Love to play the character instead.

“I was like, ‘Can I audition with him or for him?'” the actress said. “And I was told that he would like Courtney Love to do it, because he was dating her, but (his co-star) Brad Pitt said, ‘I’m not going to sign off on that.’ So, they agreed on Helena Bonham Carter, who was probably much better than I would have been…(But) I met with David Fincher, who handed me the script and said, ‘If you like it, the part is yours.'”

Following her allegations, Norton issued a statement to CNN in which he insisted he had no influence over Fincher’s casting decisions.

“I’m sorry Janeane is under that impression, but if she was serious, she’s really mistaken,” he said. “David Fincher does exactly what he wants. He makes the call on every dimension of his films, top to bottom. I don’t recall him ever even raising the subject of who he was considering for most other roles. The one suggestion I made, he shot down. I was a big fan of Janeane’s so I’d have loved to do a reading with her.”

Elsewhere in the Build Series interview, Garofalo said Pitt apologised to her for “what happened” with Fight Club, and claimed that Norton “pretends he doesn’t know who I am” when she spots him in their New York neighbourhood.

In response, the actor concluded his statement with, “And if she sees me in the neighbourhood I hope she’d come say hi.”

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Iconic Kurt Cobain cardigan sells for $334,000 at auction

The cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for his 1993 MTV Unplugged performance has sold for a staggering $334,000 (£260,380) at auction.The Nirvana frontman’s widow, Courtney Love, gifted the mohair sweater to Jackie Farry, who worked as a nanny for the couple’…

The cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for his 1993 MTV Unplugged performance has sold for a staggering $334,000 (£260,380) at auction.

The Nirvana frontman’s widow, Courtney Love, gifted the mohair sweater to Jackie Farry, who worked as a nanny for the couple’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain, after the rocker’s 1994 death – and she later sold it.

Now, the anonymous businessman who purchased it at an auction four years ago for $137,500 (£112,000) has made a huge profit on the item. It was sold via California-based Julien’s Auctions on Saturday alongside a letter of authenticity from Farry.

The cardigan was expected to bring in big money, after a fan offered the pre-auction minimum bid of $200,000 (£163,000) weeks before the auction went live. Experts had predicted the sale price could rise as high as $300,000 ($245,000).

The cardigan was previously described as “a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discolouration near left pocket and discolouration on right pocket”.

A spokesman for Julien’s emphasised that the item had not been cleaned since it was worn by the Smells Like Teen Spirit hitmaker.

“It’s very important that we don’t wash it,” Darren Julien recently told Rolling Stone. “The stains are still there. There’s even cigarette burns that you can see on the sweater.”

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Iconic Kurt Cobain cardigan returning to auction block

The cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for an MTV Unplugged performance is up for auction again after selling for $137,500 (£112,000) in 2015.The Nirvana frontman’s widow, Courtney Love, gifted the mohair sweater to Jackie Farry, who worked as a nanny for the …

The cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for an MTV Unplugged performance is up for auction again after selling for $137,500 (£112,000) in 2015.

The Nirvana frontman’s widow, Courtney Love, gifted the mohair sweater to Jackie Farry, who worked as a nanny for the couple’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain, after the rocker’s 1994 death – and she later sold it.

Now, the anonymous businessman who purchased it at auction four years ago has relisted the valuable souvenir, and he is guaranteed to turn a big profit, because another fan has already offered the pre-auction minimum bid of $200,000 (£163,000).

The cardigan was previously described as “a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discolouration on right pocket”.

A spokesman for the auction house, Julien’s, emphasised that the item has not been cleaned since it was worn by the Smells Like Teen Spirit hitmaker.

“It’s very important that we don’t wash it,” Darren Julien told Rolling Stone. “The stains are still there. There’s even cigarette burns that you can see on the sweater.”

The cardigan, which comes with a letter of authenticity from Farry, could fetch up to $300,000 ($245,000) when it goes under the hammer.

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Frances Bean Cobain launches clothing line in honour of late father

Frances Bean Cobain has honoured her late father Kurt Cobain with a new clothing collection.The 27-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the Nirvana rocker launched the line Kurt Was Here on Monday, with the 50-piece range created in partnership with …

Frances Bean Cobain has honoured her late father Kurt Cobain with a new clothing collection.

The 27-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the Nirvana rocker launched the line Kurt Was Here on Monday, with the 50-piece range created in partnership with Kurt’s estate and Live Nation Merchandise.

Frances curated the line, which includes T-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts featuring images of the musician’s paintings, sketches, and hand-written notes.

A portion of online sales will be donated to The Jed Foundation (JED), a non-profit organisation that seeks to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teenagers and young adults.

Frances largely remains out of the spotlight and has not yet commented on the collection, however, a representative for Live Nation told Rolling Stone that it was the right time to unveil the project.

“We believe that the importance of art is exceedingly potent in today’s social and political climate,” they stated to the music publication. “And that it is the right time to share this collection of Kurt’s work with artists, collectors, and fans, allowing them to experience Kurt’s legacy in a new way, and collectively celebrate his lasting impact on the world.”

The range comes a few months after the 25th anniversary of Kurt’s death. During the final years of his life, the Smells Like Teen Spirit star struggled with addiction and chronic health problems, and was found dead at his home in Seattle at the age of 27.

Most items are priced from $39 to $69 (£31 – £55) and are available to buy in department stores Selfridges and Barneys, as well as online at KurtCobainShop.com.

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Courtney Love fumes over Vetements’ Kurt Cobain replica T-shirt

Courtney Love has blasted Vetements for allegedly ripping off a T-shirt once worn by her late husband Kurt Cobain.Showing off one of the looks from the fall/winter 19 “surprise drop” on Instagram, featuring a green-haired model dressed in a white T-shi…

Courtney Love has blasted Vetements for allegedly ripping off a T-shirt once worn by her late husband Kurt Cobain.

Showing off one of the looks from the fall/winter 19 “surprise drop” on Instagram, featuring a green-haired model dressed in a white T-shirt with the slogan “Corporate magazine still suck Alot!”, a baggy cardigan, ripped jeans and chunky black biker boots, fans were quick to point out designer Demna Gvasalia’s creation was a near exact replica of a top Cobain wore for a magazine cover shoot.

Getting wind of the style scandal, Love added her own message underneath the post.

“You guys WHAT the F**K? I hate being put in this position. You should know better!” she fumed.

Grunge originator Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27, wore a white T-shirt with the words “Corporate magazine still suck” scrawled across the front for a Rolling Stone shoot with Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic in 1992. He teamed the garment with a cardigan and jeans.

This is the second fashion fight to involve Nirvana in recent months. In December, the band’s legal team began proceedings to sue Marc Jacobs over the alleged theft of their yellow smiley face logo – a trademark they have owned since 1992. Jacobs debuted the design, which features letters M and J in place of the eyes, as part of his re-released Bootleg Redux Grunge collection.

In March, the designer’s lawyers sought to have the legal case dismissed. In their filing, it was cited that Love was a big fan of the Marc Jacobs brands, and attorneys highlighted how, after first meeting the singer and her then two-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain in 1994, the three forged a long-standing working relationship.

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Lady Gaga honours longtime hairstylist at Daily Front Row Fashion Awards

Lady Gaga went for a milkmaid chic look as she honoured her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras at The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday night (17Mar19).The 32-year-old singer dressed to impress for the occasion in a Rodarte dress,…

Lady Gaga went for a milkmaid chic look as she honoured her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras at The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday night (17Mar19).

The 32-year-old singer dressed to impress for the occasion in a Rodarte dress, which featured a classic silhouette given a modern edge thanks to being made of black and white leather. The ensemble featured puffy sleeves, a large white bow on the torso and a white triangular ruffle on the long skirt.

Gaga completed her look by styling her platinum locks in retro waves, and went all out with her make-up, wearing bright orange lipstick and a matching eyeshadow, with diamond encrusted fake eyelashes adding the perfect finishing touch.

Sharing a snap of her outfit on her Instagram Stories, Gaga wrote: “On my way to present best hairstylist of the year from The Daily Front Row to my best friend and hair artist for a decade @fredericaspiras.”

As Gaga and Frederic arrived at the event, they posed up a storm on the red carpet – air kissing, holding hands and, at one point, Frederic swept Gaga back into a dip.

The Oscar-winning singer wasn’t the only famous face to make an appearance at the awards.

Kate Hudson looked incredible in a sparkling red dress which showed off her post-baby curves, while Courtney Love also opted for red as she sported a figure-hugging silk number.

Busy Philipps went for a dramatic look in a plunging black shirt and wide-legged silver trousers, finished off with slicked-back hair, while Jaime King sported similarly wet-look locks – the perfect accompaniment to her black trouser suit, teamed with a mint green velvet cummerbund and cute bunny clutch bag.

Cara Santana, Malika Haqq and Shadowhunters actress Katherine McNamara also pulled out all the stops for the occasion.

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Marc Jacobs seeks to dismiss Nirvana lawsuit

Marc Jacobs’ legal team have asked for a lawsuit brought about by Nirvana to be dismissed.Nirvana’s surviving members Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl began the process of suing Jacobs in December (18) over a T-shirt motif in the fashion star’s r…

Marc Jacobs’ legal team have asked for a lawsuit brought about by Nirvana to be dismissed.

Nirvana’s surviving members Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl began the process of suing Jacobs in December (18) over a T-shirt motif in the fashion star’s re-released Bootleg Redux Grunge collection.

They claim the design, a yellow smiley face with the letters M and J in place of the eyes, is a copy of Nirvana’s yellow smiley face T-shirt – a trademark the group has owned since 1992.

But Jacobs’ lawyers disagree, and have asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out in documents filed in a California federal court.

They state that Jacobs was one of the originators of grunge, with his 1993 Grunge Collection a “groundbreaking” moment in the fashion world.

“It brought together high fashion and streetwear on the runway in a way that had never been done before. The debut of the SS93 Grunge Collection is now considered to be one of the most influential runway fashion shows of the 1990s,” they write.

His legal team also go on to cite Courtney Love, widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who came up with the smiley face logo synonymous with the band, as a big fan of the Marc Jacobs brands.

They state after first meeting both Love and her then two-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain in 1994, the three forged a long-standing working relationship.

“As friends of the brand, Ms. Love and Ms. Cobain helped celebrate the release of the (Bootleg Redux Grunge) collection,” lawyers write. “Each woman was gifted designs from the collection. Ms. Love was invited to perform at the launch event for the collection in Los Angeles. Both Ms. Love and Ms. Cobain ‘liked’ and commented on the images of the collection that Mr. Jacobs posted on his Instagram feed, including, notably, images of Mr. Jacobs in the T-shirt that is one of the Accused Products. Ms. Love commented on one of the images of Mr. Jacobs in that shirt, saying, ‘Nice photo! Looks some what familiar (sic)! Amazing’.”

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Tom Ford: ‘I want to create beauty in an uncertain world’

Tom Ford was influenced by the state of the world for his latest collection.Ford presented his fall/winter 19 collection on Wednesday (06Feb19), with the date falling on the final day of New York: Men’s schedule, and also serving as the start to the ma…

Tom Ford was influenced by the state of the world for his latest collection.

Ford presented his fall/winter 19 collection on Wednesday (06Feb19), with the date falling on the final day of New York: Men’s schedule, and also serving as the start to the main New York Fashion Week.

He attracted big name models to walk his catwalk, like Gigi Hadid, Binx Walton and Joan Smalls, and a starry front row – with Courtney Love, Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevingne, Danai Gurira, Joe Alwyn and Patrick Schwarzenegger sitting front row.

During a chat with Vogue, he explained what influenced the new collection.

“This particular season I have been very influenced by the state of the world,” he said. “And so if I think about ‘well what do I want to see?’ I want to see beauty, I want to see softness, a simple, beautiful fabric. I think the older you get you really start to find what you’re about, and I like beautiful, classic clothes. So that’s what I do.”

Included in the collection were some of Ford’s signature glamorous dresses, but also more toned down tailored looks, a perfect fit for the co-ed show.

Velvet and satin were heavily used for both the men’s and women’s collections, with Ford explaining how it was a nod to his past creations.

“I revisited several things that I’ve done in the past,” he shared. “I mean the opening of the show was pants and shirts, which is one of the things, well actually it was my very first collection at Gucci in 1994, which was velvet pants and silk shirts. And yes, I revisited a red velvet suit but I’ve actually done that quite a few times.”

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Naomi Campbell dazzles at Valentino’s spring 19 couture show

Naomi Campbell made a surprise appearance at Valentino’s spring 2019 couture show on Wednesday night (23Jan19).Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his latest collection for the Italian fashion brand at the Place Vendome as part of Paris Cout…

Naomi Campbell made a surprise appearance at Valentino’s spring 2019 couture show on Wednesday night (23Jan19).

Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his latest collection for the Italian fashion brand at the Place Vendome as part of Paris Couture Week, with the likes of Celine Dion, Courtney Love, Rami Malek, Olivia Palermo, and Sofia Coppola all in attendance.

The designer offered up a number of gorgeous outfits featuring vibrant florals and luxury lace, but it was Campbell’s turn at the end of the show which really made a statement, with the veteran British supermodel baring her torso and flashing her nipples in a dramatic black gown with sheer bodice and ruffled skirt.

“Closing @maisonvalentino’s Spring 2019 couture show. Congratulations on a beautiful evening,” she captioned a snap of herself at the event on her Instagram page.

Elsewhere in the presentation, Piccioli had a model walk the runway in a coral silk skirt and matching ruched top which was designed to evoke the shape of roses, with a number of brightly coloured ensembles following, such as a pair of orange trousers which were matched with a white feathered top and a rose-pink gown with long sleeves. Voluminous and ruffled sleeves featured heavily, as did simple yet tailored shirts and overcoats.

However, partway through the presentation, Piccioli injected a whole lot of spring-inspired fun, taking inspiration from flower-filled gardens. Highlights included oversized gowns made from pastel coloured fabrics featuring rose and blossom motifs, and a dramatic grey gown covered in yellow and green daisy prints.

Natalia Vodianova, 36, strutted her stuff in a large ballgown with an off-the-shoulder neckline, while 17-year-old Kaia Gerber showcased a bright green sequin dress with dramatic tiered skirt, and Liya Kebede rocked a hot pink gown with a high ruffled neckline.

“What an honour it was for me to be part of this incredible cast, thank you @pppiccioli for making me be a part of this monumental moment and how lucky am I that this was my first Valentino show with you! On pink cloud nine,” the 40-year-old wrote on her Instagram page.

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Music, movie and fashion stars sit FROW at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s

The front rows at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s were awash with the A-list over the weekend (18-20Jan19).Everyone from new fashion darling Jonah Hill to catwalk legend Naomi Campbell turned out for the menswear shows in the City of Light, with no one letti…

The front rows at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s were awash with the A-list over the weekend (18-20Jan19).

Everyone from new fashion darling Jonah Hill to catwalk legend Naomi Campbell turned out for the menswear shows in the City of Light, with no one letting the riots held by the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) stand in their way.

At the Adidas MakerLab Presents: Here to Create show on Friday (18Jan18), designers Nicholas Daley, Paolina Russo, and Priya Ahluwalia were cheered on by Jonah, David Beckham, and Karlie Kloss.

“I’m definitely interested in young designers,” Jonah told WWD. “I need to know somebody personally and understand them as a person to enjoy their work. That’s when the real connection is made.”

The Wolf of Wall Street actor, dressed in plaid Marni suit over a Dr. Octagon T-shirt and Adidas sneakers, also spoke about his rise to become one of the poster boys for the “scumbro” look – a term describing a scruffy, no-fuss attitude to streetwear and personal grooming.

“I think terms like that are so funny. I would never identify as any sort of term,” he smiled. “Honestly I just don’t care. I wear s**t that I like and that’s it.”

To conclude the show, Adidas collaborator Pharrell Williams appeared at the end to congratulate the designers.

Elsewhere on Friday, Naomi, Kate Moss, and Robert Pattinson stepped out at the Dior presentation.

And on Saturday, Naomi was once again sitting front row, this time for Japanese designer Chitose Abe’s Sacai show.

She was joined by Pusha T, who confessed to being a big fan of Japanese culture: “I love Japan a lot. I’ve been going there for a very long time, since (label) BAPE’s fifth anniversary at least. (BAPE founder) Nigo introduced me to Japan, so it’s always been linked to him. Each trip is a different experience.”

While on Sunday, the likes of Courtney Love, Miles Kane, Virgil Abloh and Natalia Vodianova turned out for Hedi Slimane’s inaugural Celine menswear show.

“It’s an historic moment,” musician Kane told WWD.

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