Saturday, February 26, 2005

A Little of the Old In and Out


In: Issey Blow. The fascinating Isabella Blow, currently in Milan for Fashion Week, is in need of a ghostwriter, reports Fashionweekdaily:

"Backstage at Missoni, Isabella Blow?in between puffs of her cigarette?divulged that she met with Harvey Weinstein on her recent trip to New York for Fashion Week, and the two are currently working on a book together. 'It?s a treatment in the works,' she said. 'It?s going to be loosely based on my life.' While the book has no title yet, she did admit that it will be ghost written. 'I have already fired my first two ghosts and am looking for a third. Know of anyone?' she asked The Daily."

That book would write itself. Issy has, among other things, studied ancient Chinese art while rooming with Catherine Oxenberg of Dynasty (and Yugoslav royalty), was a protege of ALT and Anna Wintour, befriended Andy Warhol and Basquiat, and is credited with discovering Sophie Dahl, Alexander McQueen, Phillip Treacy, Honor Fraser, Hussein Chalayan, and Stella Tennant.

Out: Naomi Campbell's Dad. Did you know that Naomi's father is Chinese? The Corsair had no idea. 99 times out of 100, a mixed race person is gorgeous (IMHO), getting the best qualities of both races. But we digress: Naomi's mom doesn't want her to know the name of her father -- even now that she's like 33. He must have been a real cracker jack prize, that guy, according to ContactMusic:

"The stunning catwalk star, whose father is Chinese, has no plans to go against her mother's wishes and find out who her dad is.

"She says, 'I never met my father. My mother doesn't want it and my birth certificate, which the whole world has run to pick up in England to see, it says cross, cross, cross."

"'She doesn't want it and I've always respected her wishes.'"

In: Steroids. As in, The Governor of California has No Regrets about using Steroids. Charmed, I'm sure, according to the AP:

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has acknowledged using steroids during his years as a champion body builder, said he doesn't regret using the performance-enhancing drugs.

"In an interview to be broadcast Sunday, Schwarzenegger told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, "I have no regrets about it, because at that time, it was something new that came on the market, and we went to the doctor and did it under doctors' supervision."

Oh, then it's okay.

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