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Kourtney Kardashian talks about new kids clothing line

It’s no secret the Kardashian family loves fashion. They have a women’s clothing line called Kardashian Kollection at Sears, Dash boutiques in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, and have now launched a clothing line at Babies R Us stores called Kardashian Kids.

If you have a baby boy, though, you’re out of luck. The line is just for baby girls up to 24 months.

“I think girls’ (clothing) was easier for me to wrap my head around,” said Kourtney Kardashian while promoting the venture in New York Monday. She said she’s “obsessed with boys’ clothes,” but found “it was easier to just start with girls.” She hopes to incorporate boys’ clothing into the line in the future. “I would love to,” Kardashian, 34, said, adding that she started shopping for her son Mason, now 4, when she was pregnant with him. She also has a daughter, Penelope, who is almost 2.

While Penelope is too little to have a say in what she wears, Kardashian said she “picks her battles” when it comes to dressing her son, who likes to pick out his own clothes and “surprise everyone and then come out and show us his outfit so it’s really cute.” But “if there’s a special occasion and I really want him to wear a suit on Christmas Eve for this or that, then he’s so far has been good about still wearing what I want.”

Kardashian would rather shop for her kids than herself. “It’s just so much more fun and there’s so much out there, but I’m really picky,” she said, adding that she loves to put outfits together for them. Kardashian says she and her sisters, Kim and Khloe, each bring their own sense of style to the kids’ lines, with Khloe partial to leopard print, Kourtney loving butterfly motifs and Kim a fan of neutral colors.

Kardashian also gives a thumbs-up to the new Vogue magazine cover picturing Kim embraced by her husband-to-be, Kanye West. Vogue editor Anna Wintour defended the cover in a letter to readers, saying she likes to “feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it.” Wintour called the cover “charming and touching.”

Kourtney Kardashian said she was very happy for her sister. “When she told me I was just speechless and you know she looks beautiful,” she said.

Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang close fashion line

Katie Holmes and celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang knew it would happen one day: They’ve shut down the fashion company they started together.

“It’s a 5-year-old business that they always knew was going to end,” Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, a publicist for the actress, said Thursday.

There was no formal announcement but word first circulated about a month ago.

“They still remain good friends,” Sloane-Zelnick said. “The timing was due to the fact that they have other projects in their lives right now and they live on separate coasts. And this is what they always planned.”

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Naomi Campbell talks twerking, TV, and mothering her models

Naomi Campbell has many jobs: She’s a television personality, an activist,an entrepreneur and, of course, a model. She has many talents, but twerking — you know, dropping it like it’s hot — isn’t one of them. This was just one of several revelations during a recent Town Hall Q&A with Campbell held at SiriusXM in New York City with designer Diane von Furtstenberg firing questions as moderator. EW was on the scene — and walked away with a few “no way, really?” discoveries about the British supermodel: READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler stars in hilarious new Old Navy commercials -- VIDEO

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It’s safe to say that comic genius Amy Poehler has made almost everything under the sun seem cool, from waffles to government to world news. So it comes as no surprise that in her latest gig, headlining a series of Old Navy commercials, Poehler is making something as mundane as pants downright awesome — and hilarious.

We’ve only seen one of these commercials so far, but judging from the 30 second spot below — where Poehler obsesses over a potential employee’s pants during a job interview — it’s safe to say we can expect to laugh a lot more as the rest of these spots unveil themselves. And if that’s not enough, there’s also an outtake video that showcases the Parks and Recreation star at her best, causing us to realize that if we ever had to be in her presence we would probably be ruining take after take. (Notable gem: “Would it be weird if I bought the same ones? And we wore them on the same day? And we went to the beach together? Don’t answer that question.”)

Come on, admit it — now you wish there was an episode where Leslie makes Ann try on all sorts of Old Navy pants and gives her BFF opinion on them. (Maybe she’ll just go to Ann’s house and make her new baby try on clothes from the Old Navy kids line instead.)

Check out both the commercial spot and outtakes below: READ FULL STORY

Flashback! Jennifer Lawrence once again hits Oscars carpet in red gown

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The more things change, the more things stay the same.

Jennifer Lawrence went back to basics earlier tonight when she hit the red carpet at the Oscars in a red Dior gown (right), calling to mind the Oscar winner’s first Oscar look (in Calvin Klein), back in 2011 when she was a nominee for Winter’s Bone.

Which red gown do you prefer?  READ FULL STORY

Sarah Jessica Parker discusses her shoe line...which includes 'The Carrie'

Sarah Jessica Parker may just go to a shoe store today and wistfully exclaim, “Hello, Loverrrrr!” at a pair of strappy stilettos. Only this time, they’ll be her own creation.

The once and future Carrie Bradshaw’s inevitable shoe line, SJP, hits Nordstrom this week. The shoes are designed with George Malkemus, CEO of Manolo Blahnik, and run in the $300 range.

The actress spoke with the Associated Press about the project and explained why now — 10 years after the show ended its original HBO run — was the right time to get into the shoe business. “I was very kindly being offered a lot of opportunities in the shoe category and I kept rejecting them,” Parker explained. “And I couldn’t figure out why. … And I was sitting with some women friends of mine and they said to me, ‘What is it?’ And I said, ‘Well, I know it’s not going to be the shoe that I want it to be.’ And I said that really my dream partner is George Malkemus. And they said, ‘Have you asked him?'” READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lawrence stuns in new Dior ad

Third time is certainly a charm for Jennifer Lawrence, whose third series of Dior ads have debuted just in time for Oscars.

The series of shots feature the 23-year-old actress in both black-and-white portrait shots (short, tousled hair still intact!), as well as full-color pictures complete with Dior bags. The print campaign is slated to break in Marie Claire in the U.K. on Thursday, followed by the April issue of Vanity Fair in the U.S., according to Women’s Wear Daily.

Anyone who tracks Lawrence’s red-carpet looks know she regularly dons couture Dior dresses. Starting next week, there will be video on Dior’s site of Lawrence discussing going to Dior’s fashion house to select her dress for Oscar night (Hello, sneak peek!). “Now I get the haute couture thing,” the reluctant fashionista told the camera, according to WWD. “It’s a big deal.”

Nicki Minaj sued by former wig guru

Nicki Minaj is about to wig out.

The rapper is being sued by her former “wig guru” Terrence Davidson, according to Time. The magazine reports Davidson will file suit Friday morning, claiming Minaj stole wig designs he personalized for her, and then sold and licensed them without giving him a cut of the profits. READ FULL STORY

'Dallas Buyers Club' costume designers on Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto's transformations

Jared Leto learned what it was like to walk in someone else’s heels thanks to Dallas Buyers Club costume designers Kurt and Bart, who brought to life the film’s mid-’80s-inspired wardrobe. Still, the duo — who are nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award — give full credit to their cast.

“It was fantastic to work with such committed actors,” said Kurt and Bart, who reached out to EW from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay set, where they are currently overseeing the film’s next two installments.

Leto was so committed, in fact, that he remained in character as Rayon — an HIV-positive transgender woman — throughout their time together. “We spoke to Jared once on the phone and then [he stayed in character as] Rayon the entire time from the first fitting out of a suitcase and a plastic bag at his airport hotel room [to] right before his first meeting with [director] Jean-Marc [Vallée].”

Because of this, Kurt and Bart often reference Leto by his character’s name when discussing the costume process. And, according to them, Rayon had one definite opinion when it came to what she wore. “The only thing Rayon was adamant about was she never wanted to wear pants,” they explained, noting that Leto declined to wear a pair of “glam, but also very feminine” high-waisted pink flared trousers that the two had presented. “I know Jared was very into embracing the unfamiliar. He explained it as, ‘I know what it feels like to wear pants.’ I think the vulnerability of a dress or skirt helped him find Rayon, which totally makes sense.”

Kurt and Bart also embraced Matthew McConaughey’s extreme weight loss, though it did pose a unique challenge for the costume designers. The only thing tighter than the film’s budget was its 23-day schedule. “Our shooting schedule didn’t allow for any time to shoot Matthew with a little more weight on him for the ‘healthier’ sequences. We worked really hard to tailor the clothes that he repeated in the film so that they fit differently in different parts of the film. Working with single vintage garments, this was a feat of last-minute tailoring. We made him three different lengths of the same belt to add to the effect,” they said. “We found that if his clothes were more fitted it actually made him look healthier instead of emphasizing how thin he was. We played with oversizing his jeans and shirts a bit when he was sicker to make him look smaller.”

For their hard work, the duo — who have collaborated since 2000 working on everything from music videos (Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U,” Madonna’s “Me Against the Music”) to television series (How to Make It in America) and films (Stoker with Nicole Kidman) — are up for their first CDG Award. Nominated in the period film category, Kurt and Bart are up against 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, The Great Gatsby, and Saving Mr. Banks. The costume designers couldn’t be more thrilled. “Receiving a nomination from your peers is the best, especially for this film.”

Read on for EW’s exclusive Q&A with Kurt and Bart to learn who made McConaughey’s signature cowboy hats, what it was like working around Leto’s real-life tattoos, and to find out who wore a shirt right off the costume designers’ backs. READ FULL STORY

'Blue Jasmine' costume designer on working with Woody Allen, borrowing Chanel jackets

For her Oscar-nominated role in Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett required a designer-label wardrobe worthy of a wilted New York socialite. The only problem? Costume designer Suzy Benzinger had a limited, more Nordstrom Rack-esque budget. (In fact, a New York Times piece estimated that the film’s entire wardrobe budget was $35,000, which is often the cost of just one Hermes Birkin bag.)

Knockoffs simply wouldn’t do to truly sell the story of a woman who lost nearly everything except a handful of luxury goods. That’s when Benzinger — who has worked with director Woody Allen since 1994 on projects like Deconstructing Harry, Celebrity, and Whatever Works — took a deep breath and a leap of faith.

She began calling fashion houses like Chanel, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Ralph Lauren to see what strings she could pull.

“I relied on the generosity of all these designers,” Benzinger told EW. “I made a list of things I had to have for Cate’s character in order to tell the story. … Every day, my assistant and I would go through [the list] and I would say, ‘I’m going to call Hermes up. Wish me luck. I’ve got to get this Birkin bag.’ Every day we’d check off things on our list. [When] I got to the Chanel jackets, I thought, ‘Everything is going fabulous and this is where it’ll stop. … I’m not going to get the Chanel jacket. We’re going to try though. Wish me luck.’ When we got that, I burst into tears. I thought, ‘How did I get my whole wish list?'”

The costume designer admitted her experience was far from the norm. While brands often loan to celebrities for the red carpet, they rarely loan to films. “None of my friends who are costume designers have had the same experience that I’ve had,” she said, crediting Cate Blanchett’s personal fashion house relationships as a huge help. “The gods were watching when Woody wrote the script, because I [initially] thought, ‘Oh my God.’ I never thought I would have gotten all these things. I really owe it to Cate.”

With one character down, Benzinger turned her attention to Jasmine’s sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins), who had a more casual aesthetic that reflected the character’s working class status. For this, the costume designer bargain hunted at stores like Century 21 in New York and Loehmann’s in San Francisco, where Blue Jasmine was shot. The biggest irony? “Sally Hawkins’ wardrobe cost more than Cate Blanchett’s. Isn’t that hysterical? I actually spent more money on Sally then I did on Cate. You have to laugh. But it’s only because of the generosity of designers like Karl Lagerfeld.”

Thanks to her thriftiness, Benzinger is nominated for her first Costume Designers Guild Award. “I’ve been doing this for many, many years. It’s nice to get the recognition on this. My feeling is that it’s for the whole Woody Allen family.”

Read on for our exclusive Q&A with Benzinger to learn what makes a Woody Allen set different from all others, Sally Hawkins’ surprising reaction to her wardrobe, who kept those designer pieces, and what it was like working with Bill Murray on Ghostbusters. READ FULL STORY

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2015 Tony Awards: Who will win?

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The 69th annual Tony Awards ceremony (airing this Sunday on CBS at 8pm EST) looks to be a fairly unpredictable one—the 2015 contenders should be genuflecting to the theater gods that Hamilton decided to wait to hit Broadway until next season, where the evening is likely to be a foregone conclusion. But this year? Not so easy. Could the beloved Kelli O’Hara end her Susan Lucci-like Tonys course and defeat cohost Kristin Chenoweth? Will the dramatic acting categories be completely overtaken by Brits?

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This week's cover: Melissa McCarthy continues her comedic reign with Spy

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Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi launches Kickstarter for spiritual successor Bloodstained

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TowerFall, the multiplayer game that can give Super Smash Bros. a run for its money in terms of pure fun, is seeing its first major expansion since Towerfall Ascension released last year.

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The Batman: Arkham franchise has never lacked for impressive voice talent, but Rocksteady Studios has assembled some recognizable names to lend their vocals in the latest fight for Gotham.

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