Rob Kardashian’s $30 per pair socks are not selling at all except as gag gifts

 

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Rob “Prefontaine” Kardashian continues to provide much amusement for those who are waiting for the inevitable Kardashian fall from power. Seriously, it will happen, and the avalanche will begin with the crumbling of Rob’s “sock empire.” We’ll get to that in a moment, but I really do think that he’s the weak link in the entire family. Only he would admit something as embarrassing as how he cries over his tiny wang, and I think the ultimate Kode of the Kardashians holds that one should never admit to the ridiculous aspects of their existence. Like, we all know that Kim has ass implants, but she’ll never admit it. If Rob had them? He’s tell us all about it just like he whined about gaining 40 pounds in 2 months.

For the moment though, the denial is still strong for Rob Kardashian’s adventure into sock designing. Every time I write about this guy, I wonder exactly what kind of person would decide to focus upon “socks” as a staple of their creative work. And these are some really damn ugly socks, right? These are socks that someone would buy as a gag gift for Father’s Day, or maybe you’d see them at a bachelor party. It turns out that nobody is buying these damn socks from Neiman Marcus except as gag gifts — an employee has admitted as much to Radar, and Neiman Marcus (at the urging of Kris Jenner, no doubt) is attempting to do damage control now:

Rob Kardashian‘s foot-inspired foray into fashion could be coming to an end.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s high-priced “Arthur George by Rob Kardashian” line of socks is poised to be dumped from Neiman Marcus stores if stagnant sales don’t improve, RadarOnline.com has learned.

“Rob’s socks sold around the Christmas holiday, but since then no one has been really buying them,’ a source at the Neiman Marcus store in Beverly Hills said.

“We actually had to ship a bunch out to other stores because they weren’t moving at all. To be honest, a lot of customers bought them more as a gag gift. At this point it doesn’t look like we’re going order anymore.”

The 26-year-old wannabe fashionista launched his pricey footwear at $30 per item — the busy patterned line includes the Camo, Graffiti and Swirls — and are sold exclusively at luxury specialty department store Neiman Marcus.

In a statement, Neiman Marcus defended Arthur George by Robert Kardashian, saying it was “one of the best selling in the men’s sock category” at the store.

“It is common practice to send inventory above projected demand to a store in advance of a personal appearance,” Ginger Reeder, Vice President of Corporate Communications, told RadarOnline.com. “We then redistribute the excess to other stores after the appearance. The Arthur George by Robert Kardashian sock line has proven to be very popular with our customers.

“Currently we are carrying the socks in all 41 Neiman Marcus stores as well as at neimanmarcus.com, have just placed a large reorder in anticipation of Father’s Day and have a personal appearance with Rob scheduled next month in our Las Vegas store. In addition, we have several personal appearances scheduled for the fall.”

[From Radar Online]

Damn, $30 dollars per pair really is an outrageous sales price for these tacky ass socks. I would honestly expect to find them in the $5 dollars for 2 pair bin at Target during the holiday season when everything is expected to be gaudy. Even the fake reindeer next to the display doesn’t know what’s going on with these damn socks. At least Rob didn’t aim too high, but this will still be a fall for him when the socks finally get yanked from Neiman Marcus.

Here are some photos of Rob this month in London and Los Angeles. The dude has absolutely no sense of style at all, and I think that his dream of expanding intodesigning boxers and pajamas is going to flop just as badly as these awful socks.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

 

Sofia Vergara: ‘I never wanted to be an actress just to be an actress’

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Sofia Vergara has a featurette in the April issue of Vogue (The Shape Issue, with Michelle Obama on the cover), and I can’t say I’m wild about the one photo Vogue has released. Is this racist? I can’t decide if it’s racist, sexist or just stupid to have the most successful Latin actress in America relegated to the kitchen for her photoshoot. On one hand, they put in her a sexy gown. On the other hand, the subtext (or just the “context”) seems to be “Hispanics = kitchen workers”. Perhaps this concept wasn’t as offensive as their first choice, accessorizing Sofia with a bunch of white babies while she models “nanny chic”. Anyway, you can read Sofia’s interview here – she’s funny and interesting and she seems like a good sport about her fame. Some highlights:

She’s freezing her eggs: “you have to put first some peels, and then after——” What kind of peels, pray? “Hormone pills,” she says, “and then after that it is hormone injections.” Aww, does she have to have all those hormones tucked into her? She says yes; at her age, “they want to get as many eggs as they can because usually you produce them but they’re not good. They have to be perfect, perfect, perfect ones. My boyfriend is 37, younger than me, never had kids. So.”

Her giant engagement ring: Her engagement ring is a square diamond as big as the Ritz (with a triangular diamond shoulder on either side). It takes up the whole bottom joint of her ring finger. “I love it,” she says, “because it’s big enough. If it had been bigger, I couldn’t have worn it every day.” She laughs. “And if it had been smaller, I wouldn’t have liked it. It’s heavy, but I don’t take it off even to work out.”

Her accent: She has struggled with her heavily accented English, she laments. When she moved to L.A., she decided to take “accent classes, you know? Like speech classes? To see if I can fix it a little bit. But I spent so much money, so much time, and then when I would go to auditions I was always thinking about the pronunciation because you are supposed to put the tongue like this or—you know—like this, so then I would forget to act, and I was not getting any jobs, because all I wanted was to say the words right. And then one day I said, You know what? That’s it. If I can’t get a job with my accent, then this is not a job for me.”

Getting clothes tailored: “The key for my body is tailoring,” she says emphatically. “I spend more money on tweaking and fixing the clothes than the actual clothes. So I have to go to the tailor, and he would sew a seam in a little bit because my size is difficult. It’s not that it’s bad, I am not complaining—it’s just that once you know how to tweak it, you look like you are well dressed. For example, jeans that go all the way up here. So I tell the guy, OK, you know what needs to be done; I don’t even have to try them anymore. He knows to do it so when I sit the jean doesn’t go all the way down. It’s just learning what you have to do. Not for something simple like a T-shirt, but for a piece that I like, I always have to have it altered.”

Her boobs: “I mean, a normal girl will just put the dress on and leave. I need them to be like an armory. My dresses are like a work of art inside because, you know, I am 40 years old, I had a baby, and I am a 32F boob. And they are real still. When they are fake, you take the bra off and they are still there, perfect! Me—no, so I have to bring them up! I have to build the dresses up to here so that the bras—ach, it’s a whole, der—ugh—tchah!”

Actress and businesswoman: She says that “all the things that I dreamed in my career to do, all the businesses that I have, like my Kmart collection, like all the endorsements that I have [for Diet Pepsi and CoverGirl] and you know all the charities that I wanted to fund—it’s all because of Modern Family. So I am taking advantage while I can, to make money like I can now, because why not? It’s part of my job, doing what I like. I never wanted to be an actress [just] to be an actress. I wanted to be an actress or a celebrity with a business. For me, I never even knew I could be funny or act.” She laughs. “I went to dentist school.”

[From Vogue]

As always, I sympathize with the big-boob thing. I went shopping this weekend and I just wanted to get in and out of the stores, so I didn’t try anything on. While everything that I got technically fits me, I got too many blouses that fit me in the bust but need to be taken in through the waist. Ugh. During the interview, Sofia also talked about growing up in Colombia and how she was always flying to Miami when she was younger, and how much she loves Scarface – to the point where she named her son after Steven Bauer’s drug dealer character. Also, I kind of like how open she’s being with her plans to have a baby – reportedly, she and Nick Loeb are having a baby via surrogacy.

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Mama June, gay-rights advocate, attended the GLAAD Awards: awesome?



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Here are some photos from Saturday night’s GLAAD Media Awards. Mama June (from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) was there! Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was nominated for a GLAAD award because the family is incredibly pro-gay. Mama June’s brother (I think?) is gay and both Mama June and Honey Boo Boo Chile have made a number of pro-gay rights and pro-tolerance statements. Considering they live in the heart of Georgia, it’s a big deal! So it’s cool that Mama June came out and celebrated with her gay fans. She wore this tiered black dress which is… not good. But she’s showing off her weightloss, which is impressive.

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Snooki and J-Woww look terrible. What happened to Snooki, for the love of God?Weight loss and new veneers?

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Rihanna covers Elle UK, says she ‘will probably have a kid’ in the next 5 years

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(Psss… I LOVE this ^^ kitty-ear cap!!!!)

Rihanna covers the April issue of Elle UK, in a photo shoot that has been leaking for like three weeks. Finally they’ve released the whole photo shoot and some excerpts from the interview. Like with Rihanna’s recent Rolling Stone cover story, she’s gotten to the point where she’s openly discussing her relationship with Chris Brown. I still think she’s partly “laying claim” to him publicly, like it’s her attempt to get other women (Karrueche Tran) to step off. Oh, and Rihanna also says she wants babies because seriously, what could go wrong there?

On her new single: “Stay [her new single] is a story about having love that closeand wanting it to last forever. You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it you don’t want to let go of it. I would definitely say that he [Chris Brown] is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”

Her plans for the next five years: ‘I will probably have a kid. And I’m praying I can go on vacation for a good month. And I’ll have set some things up so I don’t have to tour for the rest of my life, even though I love touring. I want health and happiness in five years. I want to be healthy and happy.’

On her relationship with Chris: ‘Now that we’re adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and I’m thankful for that. Right now that’s just what we want, a great friendship that’s unbreakable.’

Why she loves Instagram: ‘Well I Instagram everything about my life, whether it’s smoking pot, in a strip club, reading a Bible verse – how crazy, I know! – or hanging out with my best friend, who happens to be Chris. Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No. That’s when I got the gun [tattoo]. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim. That’s why I’m posting pictures of myself smoking pot, to tell the truth about myself. I’ve got so much to think about, why bring all this extra s*** by being dishonest?’

She’s scared of her mom: ‘I’m not afraid of any person in this world but my mother. I’m terrified of her! She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two naked pictures Melissa [her best friend] put up on Instagram – a sneak-peek from a photo book she’s making about me. My mom, she went crazy on me. I was like embarrassed. I felt like I got my ass whupped in front of my class in school! She said, “This was like a private moment and you’re just parading this around.” She humbled the f*** out of me.’

Her style: ‘High-street shops pay more attention to the kids on the street than to the runways, so in a way I like to mix both. I love a high-end bag or jacket with a simple dress. I just thought, I’m going to make something for everybody – every personality, every body type.’

[From The Mail]

If it weren’t for the Chris situation, I would really like her and respect the way that she lives her life. But… I can’t separate her from the Chris thing at this point. I’m not saying that I hate her or anything (I save my hate for Chris), just that I’m disappointed in her and I think she’s got some really screwed up ideas about what it means to be a friend and to refer to Chris as her “best friend”. Ugh. I can’t.

 

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Brad Pitt covers People Mag, refers to Angelina Jolie as ‘Mama’: hot or try-hard?

It’s hilarious to me that People Magazine used this nearly year-old photo of Brad Pitt for this week’s cover! On Monday night, Brad attended the NYC premiere of Killing Them Softly, so it’s not like People didn’t have completely new pics to choose from. Instead, they went with a W Magazine photo from the February 2012 issue. To honor People’s choice, I’m including more shots from the old W Magazine shoot, just because. I love “Heartthrob Brad”. He turns 49 years old in a few weeks, and he’s still capable of pulling the “Legends of the Fall” Card. Anyway, here’s more of Brad’s People Maginterview:

Thinking back over 2012, Brad Pitt acknowledges it’s been a big year for his “familia” since proposing to Angelina Jolie – whom he affectionately calls “Mama” – last April.

“It’s been a family type of year, a down-home type of year,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Mama’s worked more. And quite frankly I’ve really enjoyed it.”

The actor, whose Mob drama, Killing Them Softly, hits theaters Friday, chatted with PEOPLE between bites of his dinner with 4-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, at their rental home outside of London. While he stopped short of confirming awedding date, he did reveal what the couple have in mind for their big day: “Just family,” Pitt says. “Keep it simple. Keep it simple – really.”

For now, the actor is looking forward to being reunited with the rest of his brood – Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 7, and Shiloh, 6 – who were in Cambodia working on the family’s foundation with Jolie.

Has fatherhood made him a better man? “Absolutely,” Pitt says. Being a dad “takes you right off yourself.”

As for turning 50 next year, the actor insists he’s taking it all in stride. “This is what I think about: ‘Okay, you’re way over the mid-point [of your life]. You don’t know how much time you have left,’ ” Pitt says. “I want to enjoy this year more than ever.”

[From People]

So much wonderfulness in one short interview. Brad calls Angelina “Mama”? Amazing! Mama Jolie. Does she call him “Daddy”? That just made me kind of hot. I know, I know, it’s about their kids. But I bet she calls him “Daddy” in other areas too.

Brad also has a new interview with Good Morning America, although we don’t have any video from that (yet). Here are some selected quotes from his GMA piece:

For actor Brad Pitt, life changed completely when he had children.

“It turns everything on its head,” Pitt said in an interview with ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas that aired today on “Good Morning America.” “I love it. I love it.”

Pitt, 48, and actress Angelina Jolie, 37, have six children. Ensuring a sense of normalcy for their brood — Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — is very important to the recently engaged pair.

Asked what city the family called home, Pitt said they had several “base camps.” They spend a great deal of their time in New Orleans, but Pitt said they also have a home in Los Angeles because he and Jolie work a lot there, and they’re trying to establish another base in Europe, primarily for their children.

“They get more sense of normalcy there. We’re not as hounded at certain places there,” he said, speaking of the media attention on his famous family. “France, especially. They have rules about … photographing kids. And I think they’re more sensitive to it after the Diana incident,” he said, referring to the strict regulations governing paparazzi in France after Princess Diana was killed in 1997 in Paris, the victim of a high-speed car crash as her driver attempted to elude photographers.

Pitt also said the French “think they’re as cool as anyone else,” and allowed his family members to get on with their day. “We’re not being bothered” there, he said.

The actor turns 49 next month, and he’s already thinking ahead to the big 5-0.

“I’ve given a lot of thought to it,” he said. “You become very aware of time. I think also being a father, you become very — everything’s time allocation for me now … spending my time wisely and doing the things that are important to me.”

[From ABC News]

Apparently, Brad didn’t get the memo about Duchess Kate’s Crumpet-gate, which went down in France. But yes, the French (and to a lesser degree, the Brits) have rules and laws and editorial policies in place so that celebrity children aren’t as photographed. Whatever, dude. Brad and Angie will let their kids be seen at certain times because it helps their agendas too – just like every other celebrity parent.

Sofia Vergara’s fiancé was douchey when Sofia’s dress broke at the Emmys

This story was in Page Six yesterday, and I saved the story and I thought about writing about it, but I wondered if maybe I was imagining things, like I was the only one who thought (and continues to think) that Sofia Vergara’s boyfriend-and-now-fiancé Nick Loeb is one shady d-bag. Obviously, I still think he’s kind of shady because I’m still wondering about those reports claiming Loeb is a sex addict who loves hookers and cocaine. And now I think he’s kind of a rude d-bag because of this Page Six story. But once again, I feel like I’m the only one ringing the Douchebag Alarm on this one… why isn’t anyone else talking about how shady this dude is?

Sofia Vergara got no help from sulky fiancé Nick Loeb when she suffered a wardrobe malfunction during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. When the “Modern Family” actress’ sexy curves burst out of the back of her sparkling emerald Zuhair Murad dress as its zip popped, she tweeted a picture of her exposed booty saying, “Yes!!!! This happend 20 min before we won!!!!”

Backstage, things weren’t so lighthearted. According to a source, a frantic Vergara came storming through the halls with an entourage as she covered herself in Loeb’s jacket. “Someone in the front was screaming ‘Wardrobe! Wardrobe!’ and she was frantic and in tears,” says the spy. “Nick was trailing in the back looking annoyed.”

Loeb, the son of John Loeb Jr., who served President Ronald Reagan asambassador to Denmark, was overheard saying, “Ugh, I need to smoke a cigarette. Her dress got stuck on the seat and made a huge rip. Her whole [bleep]ing ass was sticking out.”

Continues the spy: “He was just annoyed that she pulled them from the audience. He was huffing and puffing, and while she was getting pinned and sewn back in by a wardrobe assistant saying, ‘Let’s go Sofia!!,’ he didn’t say anything to comfort her.”

Once the dress drama was over, Vergara and Loeb seemed harmonious again as they hit the Emmy parties, where this time she stayed inside her sexy dress.

[From Page Six]

You can see the photo that Sofia Vergara tweeted here – her dress really did split in the back, and she was showing a lot of butt crack… but at least she was wearing a thong? Sidenote: I wish my butt looked that cute in an emergency. Anyway, I’m not saying that Sofia should demand that Nick Loeb protect that ass like his life depends on it, or that he treat a woman’s wardrobe malfunction like an epic drama… but at least show a little more concern than this, right?

Scott Disick’s Most Fashionable Looks (PHOTOS)

Kourtney Kardashian may have been wowing critics with her recent maternity looks, but her beau Scott Disick is looking just as stylish these days.

Whether he’s rocking a tailored suit or casual v-neck sweater, the 29-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star knows how to stay suave with any color — be it a lime green blazer or a lavender polo.

See for yourself and check out Disick’s most dapper looks in the gallery, above.

 

In fact, the restauranteur, who’s about to welcome a baby girl with Kardashian, has even passed on his impeccable fashion sense to his adorable son, Mason.

He may be only 2-years-old, but tiny tyke has a wardrobe that rivals even the best dressed celebs. As some may say, “Like father, like son!”

See some of Mason’s styles below.