Links: Halle Berry vs. Escalator, Judd Apatow’s Slasher Film, Mickey Rourke Out of ‘Iron Man 2’

● Cathy Horyn breaks down Michelle Obama’s inauguration fashion choices — the fabrics, their significance, and what Mrs. Obama’s selections say about America. [NYT] ● Halle Berry’s dress got caught in an escalator on Inauguration Night, causing her to melt down. See which other celebs had temper tantrums on Barack’s big day. [PageSix] ● Although it seems like there’s been a flurry of designers dropping out of Fashion Week, IMG confirms that 63 designers will show at the tents this year. Also, IMG is “prepared to do what it takes” to get Michelle Obama in the front row this season. Sounds ominous. [WWD, Fashionolgie]

Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader and writer Simon Rich have been working on a slasher film with Judd Apatow. Hader describes the film as “Straw Dogs meets Halloween meets Home Alone meets Monster Squad.” I say it’s Scream meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High. [CHUD] ● Mickey Rourke may already be out of Iron Man II due to budget cuts and a paltry initial offer. You know the economy’s bad when it’s even affecting actors. [/Film]

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