Agyness Deyn Moves to L.A., Talks 2012 Film Debut

New York has lost one of its most treasured model citizens to Los Angeles. Agyness Deyn’s Twitter bio may still list New York as her adopted hometown, but the Manchester-bred beauty has officially moved to L.A. On Monday night, the supermodel mixed it up at an All Saints charity event for Not For Sale at the Music Box in Hollywood, where she and friend Chris Bletzer played music before a Black Rebel Motorcycle Club concert.

“I’ve been in New York for years, but I just needed a change,” said Deyn. The model said she’s moved to the East side of L.A., so don’t expect to see her walking around the streets of Santa Monica. You’re better off stalking her in Silver Lake (although we in no way endorse stalking). Deyn has been back in the news lately, particularly for narrating the intro to Rihanna’s smash video “We Found Love.”

But on Monday night, the blonde was more about rock burners than pop anthems. “I remember watching them years ago in England,” Deyn said of BRMC. “I always get off on seeing a girl drummer.” Next year, Dyen makes her film debut in an English remake of the 1996 Danish Pusher trilogy, which was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn of Drive fame. “She’s a troubled soul,” Dyen says of her character. “Drugs are involved.”

Moby Talks, Plays With Joy Division in L.A.

Over the weekend, Moby mixed it up with fans at L.A.’s Kopeikin Gallery during Culver City’s informal, though increasingly popular Art Walk. The exhibit featured exclusive photos similar to pics from Moby’s new book Destroyed (also the title of his latest album), which were taken at festivals around the world. But those on display were new works yet to be viewed by the public.

“At the risk of sounding self-serving, I’m really happy with the show,” said Moby, who just turned 46 on September 11. “The pictures have a similar theme, but selfishly, I’m much happier with the way these are printed and framed.” It’s a busy week in LA for the musician. On Wednesday and Friday, he will perform alongside former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook at the Music Box in Hollywood, offering up his take on tracks from the seminal Joy Division work, Closer.

“I toured with New Order ten years ago,” Moby said. “On the last show of the tour, we did ‘New Dawn Fades’ together, and at the end of that, Peter Hook turned to me and said, ‘You know, we haven’t played this since Ian [Curtis] died.’” Moby, who in 1983 played in a Joy Division-inspired post-punk group called AWOL, still has trouble wrapping his trademark bald head around the idea of collaborating with one of his idols. “When I was 15, if you had come to me and said, ‘Someday you will sing a Joy Division song with Joy Division,’ I would have believed you more if you had said at some point we’ll all live on Jupiter.’

The Manhattan-based musician also weighed in on the most recent spat between Hook and New Order singer Bernard Sumner, both of whom he’s friendly with. “They are both lovely people, but I don’t know them well enough to play peacemaker. They’re Mancunians, and they’ve known each other since they were young,” he said.

Regardless, Moby will play with Hook Wednesday in Hollywood (doing a few songs from ‘Closer’), and Friday at the El Rey (doing songs from ‘Unknown Pleasures’). His exhibit at the Kopeikin officially opened September 10th, and runs through October 22nd. Hook plays tonight sans Moby, at the Gramercy Theater in New York.