5 People That Should Totally Get a Reality Show Already

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In light of Bethenney Frankel signing on for the new season of Real Housewives of New York — after a multi-million dollar contract with her Skinny Girl cocktail collection and attempt at a talk show– the single mother is heading back to her roots. It got us thinking… It’s a career move that will keep her face on the silver screen and her name relevant.

We couldn’t help but think of other stars that should also jump on the reality show bandwagon. We should start charging for our advice.

1. Amber Rose: The fact that VH1 hasn’t snatched this idea up is beyond us. We’ve been feeling for Miss Rose ever since the announcement of her split from pot-enthusiast husband Wiz Kahlifa. The thing that will keep her mind off the “un-coupling” is keeping busy with a reality show. Juggling her career and raising her child all while enduring divorce drama with her rapper ex hubby. Sounds like something even Tyler Perry couldn’t write. GALORE MAG Issue #4 Celebration + Launch of the Galore Mag ShopPhoto: Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

2. Hilary Duff: We adored her as a child in her role on Disney’s hit series Lizzie McGuire and we couldn’t help but sing along to every word of “Come Clean” while watching Laguna Beach or when it came on shuffle. Hilary took a break from show biz and was busy getting married, getting separated, and having a baby. Now the Texas native has even blonder hair, is set to release a new album, and starring in a new scripted television series. We’re happy she’s busy, but we want to see her have nervous breakdown on reality television. Her past and present paints a perfect future for a reality series. Reality With Hilary rings just right… any networks interested? DISNEY'S PLANES LA PremierePhoto: Aleks Kocev/BFAnyc.com

3. Jaime King: Anyone who had a role in the film White Chicks holds a special place in our hearts, but it’s time for Jaime King to up the ante. Her gorgeous looks and fresh taste on style gives her the credentials to become E!’s newest Kardashian. She’s kept a constant role on the CW’s Hart of Dixie but a reality show of Jaime running around New York City is just what the actress needs to catapult from an actress to a lifestyle brand. Opening of RESTORATION HARDWARE West Hollywood The Gallery on Melrose AvenuePhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

4. Jessica Alba: Yes Jessica is pretty much A-List so the likes of the beauty doing a reality show are low, but it would make a lot of sense. The busy mom keeps busy with not only the occasional acting role but attending parties, fashion shows, and running a children’s lifestyle brand. She could call it Jessica Gets Honest and plus The Honest Company. Branding match made in heaven. Billy-Farrell-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

5. Marc Jacobs: With the upcoming premiere of House of DVF on E! other designers should mirror the reality effect. Who isn’t curious to get a behind the scenes look at one of the world’s biggest fashion houses? Between his runway collections, accessories, and makeup lines, there are sure to be some cat-fight and success stories lying beneath. The perfect storyline to a successful reality program. Matteo-PrandoniPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

10 Fashion Moments from the 2014 VMAs That Deserve Recognition

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Without the formality of a show like the Oscars, the VMA Awards allow our favorite stars a night of creativity and fun when it comes to red carpet fashions. We get everything from gorgeous and sexy, to misguided and batshit. Since the program is an awards show, here are my own fashion awards for the night–

Best Shameless Self-Promotion: Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj was in full Anaconda mode following the music video release that shattered records with almost 20 million views in 24 hours. Clad in a Saint Laurent sequined snakeskin ensemble, Minaj kept makeup and accessories light —  a sweet reminder that she has a gorgeous face, even without bubblegum lipstick. Get it girl.


Best I Woke Up Like This: Beyoncé
Beyoncé was late and looked fancier than most–because why not. The Nicolas Jebran Couture gown isn’t my favorite thing she’s ever worn, and her earrings are verging on cartoon-big, but her soft waves are gorgeous and her skin in glowing. HOWEVER, the custom Tom Ford bejeweled leotard she performed her 16 minute long BEYONCÉ medley in was truly flawless.


Boobs: Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian wore a beaded Balmain (no surprise) mini that showed off her butt and boobs, which, to be fair, is understandable given that she is often between her much taller younger sisters Kendall and Kylie in photos. She looked gorgeous, and honestly, it’s not like Kim requires a special occasion for this amount of cleavage.


Best Effort to Try Something New: Taylor Swift
A bold departure from her old-country-singing-blush-toned gowns, Taylor Swift wore an alphabet printed blue onesie by Mary Katrantzou. I love Katrantzou’s surrealist-inspired prints but this did not do it for me. Taylor’s got legs for miles (see: her obsession with ModelFit on Bowery) and seemed to be having fun in the piece, but I’d have preferred a mini-dress or a less random seeming pattern. Still–if Taylor the pop singer wants to experiment with new styles, bring it on.


Best Timeless Glamour: Rita Ora
Rita Ora’s apple red Donna Karan Atelier gown slit up to her hip on one side was old Hollywood glamour at its best. Simple, sexy, and classic. Very Marilyn!


MILF-in-Chief: Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani wore a matching hot pink and black bustier and pants that looked like they were literally made for her–because they were, by her own line, L.A.M.B.


Best Please-Let-Me-Look-This-Good-When-I’m-45: J.Lo
J.Lo’s Charbel Zoe gown had more cutouts than not, and she rocked it–leg-slit, sparkle, and all. Here’s hoping she wore sunblock.


Best “Can-Be-Tamed”: Miley Cyrus
Miley wore a two-piece leather getup by Alexander Vaulthier —  sleek and mature. Leather outfits have been and are still stylish, and Miley’s hair–a simple crop in lieu of last year’s nubby side buns –looked adult and sophisticated paired with her simple silver heels.


Best WTF: Amber Rose
Amber Rose looked like she was wearing a tangle of Swarovski jewelry I liked in my tween years, and it made J.Lo’s dress look conservative. It just looks so uncomfortable!


Best Throwback: Katy Perry (with Riff Raff)
Katy Perry paid homage to queen of the early aughts in head-to-toe denim, throwing it back to Brit and J.T. circa 2001. She tweeted in advance: “WE’RE GOIN FOR DA BEST WORST DRESSED TODAY  #THISISHOWWEDOVMAS.” Nailed it.

Amber Rose Blooms in This Month’s Men’s Fashion Spread

She may be best known for her romantic entanglements, but Amber Rose is certainly a singular force to be reckoned with. With a blossoming music career in the works, Ms. Rose was the perfect person to grace the pages of BlackBook’s June/July issue. But we couldn’t just do the ordinary, which is why we had the lovely lady add a dash of femininity to the masculine look of the summer’s hottest menswear. In this Spanish Harlem-themed shoot, Ms. Rose chills with the barrio boys. Check out our exclusive images and video! 

Photography by David Field
Styling by Christopher Campbell

Afternoon Links: Snooki Gets Engaged, Charlie Sheen Gets Back to Work

● This comes hardly as a shock, but word has it that Snooki has gone and gotten engaged to her baby dady, Jionni. [People]

● Odd Future’s Frank Ocean and the Roc’s new girl, Rita Ora, have been tapped to open for Coldplay on the band’s stadium tour through Europe this summer. [Rap-Up]

● Kim Kardashian let wedding guests know in a thank you note that she has donated twice the value of what she received in gifts to the Dream Foundation. Who says good things can’t come of 72-day weddings? [Us]

● At last, a Hunger Games-inspired fitness plan for all those hoping to be strong like a Career or swift like Katniss. [VF]

● Charlie Sheen is back to work, this time using his mad man rep to shill teeny-tiny but oh-so-expensive Fiats. [Time]

● Is there a posthumous Aaliyah album on the way? [Prefix]

Amber Tamblyn Pretends to Be Amber Rose, Trolls Tyrese Gibson

Gosh, this is good: After being confused for Amber Rose by Tyrese Gibson, former Joan of Arcadia star Amber Tamblyn decided to go all the way with the case of mistaken identity. It started because Tamblyn’s middle name is Rose, showing her name as "Amber Rose" on an e-mail that both Gibson and Tamblyn were CC’d on. After Gibson emailed her thinking she was Wiz Khalifa’s fiance saying "Hit me now," Tamblyn responded, "Sorry boo I would but my neighbors is really into exotic animals and I promised I would go over and see their new baby Ball Python." Somehow, this didn’t throw him off, and the two began corresponding about a number of "demo tracks" which Tamblyn claimed were "important to the feministical evolution and fourth wave movement of Woman-Beats and Girl-Music." 

The songs are hilariously wack, something that Gibson, to be fair, immediately picked up on. "That song was not it… not even remotely," he says in one response. "What u on?" is another one. Eventually, Gibson figured out that Tamblyn wasn’t being entirely truthful, and cut off the communication. You can read the entire back and forth at Street Boners and TV Carnage, and really, it’s something else. The site reports that Gibson is apparently mad as hell, but come on, it’s just funny all around and he doesn’t come off bad at all. How can anyone who made three Transformers movies be mad about wasting their time?

Afternoon Links: Wiz and Amber Get Engaged, Justin Bieber Buys Two New Mansions

● Congratulations to Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose on their engagementt! May there be duets and drama ’til death do you part. [JustJared]

● The new Muppets movie will have to go on without Jason Segel, who says he just won’t have time to pen the sequel. [Vulture]

The $100,000 electric car was just a warm up: TMZ reports that Justin Bieber is ringing in his 18th year with a skydiving trip, a big party, and by signing the lease on two new homes — one for himself and one for his mom. Aww! [TMZ]

2Pac: The Musical is an actual thing that they are actually casting for. [BV]

● Zac Efron came clean to Matt Lauer this morning about that shiny gold-foilded thing that fell from his pocket on the Lorax red carpet. "I did, I did," he confirmed. "I never really had a pocket-checking policy prior to going onto the red carpet before, but now we’ve fully instated one." [PageSix]

● This story about Tyga being held at gunpoint and made to dance to his own "Rack City" has, in all likelihood, been exaggerated. It’s too good not to share, though. [TaleTela]

Morning Links: Michelle Williams Next Big Role, Beyoncé Gets a Monument

● Michelle Williams’s next big role is to be somewhat less glamorous than her last. With no big projects on the horizon, she says that she "just [wants] to go back to being a mom for a while." [Huff Post]

● Kim Kardashian has made good business of her nearly 13 million Twitter followers, earning upwards of $10,000 per endorsed tweet for brands like CVS and ShoeDazzle.com. And although she’s tops, she’s not alone in the tweet-for-pay game: Snoop Dogg makes $8,000 and Whitney Port makes $2,000 per 140 characters. [NYM]

● LeBron James straight-up jumped over a guy to complete an alley-oop at last night’s Heat/Bulls game. [TMZ]

● Another weekend, another award show! Last night’s Screen Actors Guild awards were dominated by The HelpBoardwalk Empire, and Bridesmaids’s drunk cast. [THR]

● The city of Houston has apparently lent their support to a monument/mini-museum being built in honor of hometown hero, Beyoncé. “We wanted to construct, like, a massive hall so as the doors open, if you donated to the monument, you’ll have a separate nameplate,” say the two men behind the plan. “There will be clips of Beyonce with Destiny’s Child and wardrobe like a mini museum.” [MyFoxHouston]

● With David Fincher unwilling to budge on the rather brutal sex scenes, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is struggling to get release in other countries like India. [THR]

● Amber Rose seems to have gotten a tribal face tattoo, a la Mike Tyson. Cute? [MTO]

Morning Links: Gucci Mane Goes Back to Jail, Anderson Cooper Gets Spray Tanned

● The new Breaking Dawn trailer makes vampire pregnancy look terrible. Otherwise, there’s weddings and wedding nights and Edward saying, “Last night was the best night of my existence.” [LAT] ● Gucci Mane is in jail again, this time serving six-months for that time he pushed a woman out of his car last January. Burr? [Rap-Up] ● Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose went to Las Vegas and didn’t even get married. “We’re just gonna do what’s natural,” Khalifa said. [NYDN]

● Anderson Cooper’s daytime show looks so fun. Yesterday, he got spray tanned by an expert: Snooki! [Gawker] ● Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are extending their brand and teaming up with cute rubber-soled sneaker company Superga. [Us] ● Lil Wayne is not feeling much love from the current crop of GOP-ers. “You have to make the most of who you are because the Republicans are never going to like us,” he says, sounding almost libertarian. [Vibe]

Morning Links: Justin and Selena Use The L-Word, Lil B Drops “I’m Gay”

● Justin Timberlake is joining recently sold MySpace as an investor with hopes of revitalizing the site in order “to bring artists and fans together in one community.” In other words, to bring sexy back. [TheWrap] ● In case the pictures of them playing on the beach, holding hands, and stealing kisses weren’t enough: Someone heard Justin tell Selena “I love you” while they were shopping at Armani Exchange. Their love, it’s so real. [Page Six] ● Amber Rose swears she didn’t send those sexy pics (very NSFW) to Nick Minaj’s boyfriend, and says that the whole thing is just another media ploy to make her miserable. “it shld be illegal to write fake stories about ppl the media never wants to see anyone happy,” she waxed on twitter. [NYDN]

● As he is wont to do, Lil B surprised everyone by dropping his self-proclaimed “historical project,” called I’m Gay, on iTunes last night. Thank You Based God. [LilBTheBasedGod/Twitter] ● Anderson Cooper is ready to come out. “You can be very serious and very passionate about [serious news] and still like NeNe Leakes,” he told AdWeek, coming clean on his affinity for Housewives. [AdWeek] ● G.O.O.D. henchman CiHi the Prynce says that Jay and ‘Ye’s Watch The Throne could be out any day now. “Those are the bosses. They might put it out yesterday,” he told MTV. “He can just put it out tomorrow if he wanted to, and that’s what ‘Ye want to do.” With initial January release dates long past, and the most recent drop-day, July 4th, quickly approaching — who knows! [MTV]