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Rihanna is suing Topshop for $5 million. The "Diamonds" hitmaker is taking legal action against the UK high street fashion chain - which is owned by billionaire Philip Green - following eight months of unsuccessful negotiations over T-shirts bearing her image which are being sold without her consent.
"Rihanna's management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, 'We do what we want.' They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist. What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, 'Go to hell. We don't care; we are going to continue selling you.' They offered her $5,000 and said they don't care," a source told The New York Post.
The 25-year-old singer has hired international law firm Reed Smith to file the suit in London, as the garments are only being sold in the UK, where the image rights are owned by the photographer who took the picture.
She may sell millions of copies of her albums and make quite a profit in merchandising, but Taylor Swift unfortunately can't get enough people to buy the magazines she's on.
In the Vogue department, Swift's cover sold 329,371 copies - a little more than the fashion glossy's six-month average - which does not impress much in comparison to Adele's March cover with 410,343 copies.
Her November Glamour issue sold 443,000 copies, but she couldn't beat out the less-famous former Hills star Lauren Conrad, whose cover sold over 500,000. The magazine's editor-in-chief Cindi Leive tried to reason why the huge star's magazine didn't sell so well: "here may have been a little hiccup for her right around the [One Direction] relationship. But it’s nothing a pro can’t come back from. I’d put money on her for the long run."
Swift's cover for Cosmopolitan turned out to be the magazine's worst seller of the year, selling 20% below its six-month average.
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+ Miley Cyrus has changed her hair again, adding a hint of blue to her now-famous pixie cut.
+ Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie revealed that the real reason she sports braids so often is because she uses them to cover up her bad hair days!
+ When asked about what she thought of her latest ads for Miss Dior, Jennifer Lawrence was shocked at how unrecognizeable she appears in them, pointing out, "Of course it's Photoshop. People don't look like that!"
+ What inspirational advice did Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour bestow at Teen Vogue's annual "Fashion University" event for teens? "Get fired."
+ Despite her over-the-top "plastic," Barbie-centric image, Nicki Minaj swears that she has never undergone plastic surgery on her face.
+ The Kardashian sisters are caught up in a lawsuit over their new cosmetics line Khroma Beauty, which is similar enough in name for Beverly Hills-based Chroma Makeup to go after them legally, claiming that customers will be confused between the two products.
+ Miranda Kerr, named Maxim's Sexiest Woman Alive, is featured in December's issue, photographed by David Slijper.
+ Tila Swinton's character from The Chronicles of Narnia inspired TWELV magazine's editorial "Ice Queen," which showcases a dress made entirely of ice.
+ American Apparel caused an uproar recently when it tried to capitalize on Hurricane Sandy, offering an online sale to East coast shoppers with the code 'SANDYSALE.'
Prabal Gurung's Target collection isn't going to hit stores until next year, but the retail giant offered fashion fans a sneak peek at what to expect.
Vogue reports that the pieces - which will range from $20-$200 - will incorporate "loads of his signature prints and graphic details," all of which were inspired by love. Gurung has previously spoken of his excitement for the line: "I believe collaborations... allow you to reach a wider audience. For me, it is an exciting challenge to interpret my aesthetic into a mass-produced product."
The 80-piece collection will hit stores and Target.com on February 10, 2013.
Read More | Daily Mail
+ Angelina Jolie was photographed on her way to meeting Turkish leaders to discuss the crisis in Syria looking like she just walked off the runway. Or perhaps maybe she just borrowed the loose, flowing, ground-length gown from her latest film, Maleficent.
+ Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus was snapped up wearing a black crop top with a pair of pants that could easily have been her pajamas; however, she strangely seems to be pulling the look off. Perhaps this is the magical work of her new, daring 'do?
+ Avid Twitter poster Rihanna broke her own news that she'll be covering Vogue a second time; Annie Leibovitz is again set to photograph the singer for the fashion glossy.
+ H&M released a behind-the-scenes video of the upcoming Lana Del Rey campaign, which was shot as a music video of the singer covering "Blue Velvet." Of course, because no one wants to be all that original these days, it looks very much like the David Lynch film of the same name.
+ T: The New York Times Style Magazine published an interview with Emma Watson, who discusses how she used fashion to distinguish herself from her Harry Potter alter ego, Hermione. The profile is paired with images of Emma in some androgynous Ralph Lauren looks as well as one where she channels Twiggy.
+ Lana Del Rey's line for H&M isn't out yet, but the retail giant has unleashed photos of the singer in the clothes to get us talking about it.
+ Speaking of H&M, the folks behind the Swedish company's marketing team have done the ladies all the great service of erecting several statues of David Beckham at their stores across the country. Best yet, he's in his underwear!
+ In a personal and intimate photoshoot, Orlando Bloom photographs his wife Miranda Kerr for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to just being downright cute for doing this together, Bloom's photos aren't that bad for someone who has spent what seems to be more time in front of the camera.
+ Britney Spears posted a sneak peek on Twitter of her upcoming Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist campaign. If the unoriginal Cleopatra theme actually sells you on the fragrance, you can pick up a bottle beginning September 1.
+ In order to garner more buzz about her upcoming retrospective runway show, Betsey Johnson is throwing a contest for fans through Facebook. If you're determined enough to dig up your closet (or your mother's!) for vintage Betsey, you can upload a photo of yourself wearing it and may just end up showing it off on the runway.
+ Mariah Carey follows in the footsteps of Katy Perry and the Muppets with her upcoming nail polish line. In a collaborative deal with OPI, the songstress will choose eight new shades to be sold under her name in January.
+ Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie models for her Macy's line looking like her usual smokey-eyed, bohemian chic self. Early sketches of the design reveal Richie's love of the seventies and peacocks.
Jonathan Saunders has designed the official Vogue Fashion's Night Out T-shirt.
The Scottish designer has teamed up with Vogue magazine for the annual fashion event and created a unique T-shirt design in aid of domestic violence charity Refuge.
"It's such an honor to collaborate with [editor] Alexandra Shulman and Vogue on this year's official Fashion's Night Out T-shirt. The design features one of my signature prints which I hope people are excited to take away from the night. I am so happy to be a part of this global initiative raising much-needed funds for charity, and I look forward to a great night out on September 6," he said.
Fashion's Night Out will be held on September 6 by all 19 countries that publish Vogue. This year marks the fourth time the magazine is supporting the fashion and retail sectors by hosting star-studded shopping parties in major cities featuring editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers.
Jennifer Hudson is to release an affordable fashion collection with QVC.
The 30-year-old singer is to introduce the Jennifer Hudson Collection for QVC in September and her new range will comprise of pieces from her former size 16 to her latest look, size six, for all of her fans who span that range.
:I feel like I represent every woman. I've been on both sides of the fence. I've been a big girl and now whatever this is, the average size, whatever you want to call it. But I wanted the clothes to be where any girl could wear it - no matter what size you are - and you could feel comfortable in it," she said.
The Dreamgirls actress is "looking forward" to her collection drawing in the multicultural market as well as music and film fans, and the brunette beauty insists she would wear every single item in her 14-piece range: "It has to be true to me. I would not sign off on it if I would not wear it."
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