Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier is embarking on a movie career after signing up for a leading role in low-budget indie film Five Thirteen. The Miami, florida-based thriller, which also features Tom Sizemore, was heavily promoted at the recent Cannes Film Festival.
Audigier plays an entrepreneur in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The designer has also wrapped another new film, titled Death Squad, in which he plays a tough guy.
And after midnight, Heather Dubrow nee Paige Kent, was sitting on a rented white couch in the yard behind her giant Granite Palace and was looking out over the little hump in the earth that spilled down and down and down a hillside and eventually into the sea, which she could see trilling the moon back at itself in little waves. She had a glass of champagne in one hand and ran the other through her straight, dark hair. It was getting a little chilly as she pulled her toned arms into herself as if that would provide some warmth. Around her churned a coterie of workers and servants, picking up the plastic champagne flutes with the removable plastic circles, digging the fake diamonds out of the grass, and sweeping up all the fake fur that fell off wraps and coats and out of hair. Heather just sat there and sighed, too exhausted to even supervise. All she could do was breathe. Even the heavy breath was too much. She knew she should go to bed, but it called to her, that light dancing ocean with the sphere hanging above it like it was some sort of post card. She was living in a post card, this Heather, but on the back was scrawled a message in red. "Help me!"
So much went wrong at Heather's party during which she finally changed her name to her husband's. So, so much. I can't even talk any more about Sarah the Striver who ate the bow and was kicked out of the party. (Even though I need to point out that Alexis was all, "I'm not a bodyguard, I can't escort her out of here." Um, you brought her! Get her out of there!) I can't even talk about Gretchen giving Tamra that stupid bracelet and using the word "fashionista" with a complete lack of irony. I can't even talk about how Heather Paige Kent Dubrow still refers to sparkling white wine as "Champs" even though a board of doctors has told her that it is hazardous to her health. I can't talk about Slade Smiley's turtleneck or Jeanna Keough's lump of dough face with two googley eyes popped into it or the nasty red drinks they were drinking. I can't talk about any of it. There are only three things I can bring myself to talk about today.
The first is a creature that god named Alexis Bellino and then quickly forgot her name and everything about her. He puffed her up with air and then poked a hole in her and watched all the air slowly shriek out of her so what is left is a deflated balloon that is all stretched and warped and filled with little rubber warts all over it. Even worse than Alexis is her husband Jim Bellino, who is USDA certified The Worst. He's just an awful human being. After telling his wife Alexis that he's not going to escort her to the party, he shows up half way through wearing a vest with iridescent wolves heads on the back, half red, half navy blue. It is from the Edward Hardy Formalwear collection by Christian Audigier for Ed Hardy. So, he shows up and surprises Alexis and it's all sunshine and unicorns for a minute, but then Terry Dubrow, Heather's husband who called Alexis "phony." Jim wants to talk about this issue "next week." What, when filming is over? Oh no no no no no. That is not how these here proceedings work, Jim. You've been on the Housewives long enough to know that if you show up to a Housewives party, you are going to have to talk about the Housewives issue. That's just the way it works.
Terry convinces Jim to sit down to talk and they find a little table and Jim says, "So, you said my wife is the most phony person in the world?" And Terry says, "No, that's not what I said." For a minute, I thought my Terry had failed me. I thought he had become a real Househusband and would lie about things and try to smooth things over even though he was caught on camera doing exactly what Jim said he did. "I didn't say that she was the 'most phony person I ever met in my life,'" Terry said. "I just said she was phony." BLAMMO! That's why I love Terry. He's not going to lie, he's going to stand up and be accountable for what he said and, you know, call an Alexis an Alexis (which is phony). It was absolutely amazing and I was dying to see how Terry got out of this. But then Heather sat down and started to explain to Jim her conversation with Alexis and Costa Rico and then Tamra pulled up a chair and plunked herself down with a huge smile on her face and a grin that said, "What you talking about? I wanna get in on this!"
That's when Jim stormed out. "I'm not doing this," he said. What? You can't walk into the lion's den and think that you're only going to fight one lion. This was the only way this was going to happen, and if you don't want your life to be like this, then you need to get your wife to stop being on the show. Jim storms out and gets his car and Alexis goes running after him and he's pulling away and she has to yell to stop him. He was going to leave her there. You know he was not thinking one bit about Alexis and was just going to ditch her and leave her at that party to clean up his miss. That is why Jim is The Worst. But he stops for her, which was nice and she opens the door and says, "Thanks, honey." Yeah, thanks for almost leaving me at a party and not even thinking about me for one second. Yeah, thanks for that.
Now I guess I have to talk about human blowfish Vicki. I really don't want to. She's just become such an awful hissing mess, mostly because of Brooks, the hobo grifter that has latched onto her. I get it, Vicki, that you're in love and that this man is your everything but don't you see that he's going to take you for everything. He's like a one man cult, always asking about your finances, dependent on you for money, and trying to separate you from your family and friends. And that is just what happened.
Vicki made some stupid joke about Alexis, like all jokes are, and Tamra rolled her eyes. Brooks accused Tamra of giving Vicki "the evil eye," and all hell broke loose. What the hell is this, some sort of Kaballah convention? Who the hell cares about the evil eye? The evil eye carries no weight whatsoever. What even is it? Do people really care about this? Isn't it kind of like a "yo momma" joke, like people get offended because they think they should be offended, not because they really care about it one way or another?
Anyway, Vicki and Tamra start yelling about it and Tamra tells Vicki that she needs to stop letting Brooks tell her what to do all the time. Vicki tries to run away but Tamra follows, which is stupid because you never run after the fight, especially when everyone is as blitzed as they were at the party. I'm still not sure what Tamra did exactly, but whatever it was, Vicki said it was so bad that it ended their friendship. Say what? God, I can't even keep up with these women's delusions anymore.
Outside Vicki says she wants to leave but she wants to talk to her daughter Brianna, who is a real actual person who is smart and sensible and has no place being on this show (also, she's pregnant!). But then Brianna goes outside and tells Vicki that Tamra's right, that everyone hates Brooks and maybe she should think about that unless she wants to be alienated, which she literally is right at that moment. She is outside crying with her man whose teeth she fixed while everyone else is inside drinking champs with diamonds in it. Then Brooks is like, "We'll show them who's not alienated. Go inside Vicki!" See, she is doing exactly what Brooks says.
God, when is Vicki going to wake up? When is she going to realize that there is this nasty monkey hanging off her back? Her son-in-law Ryan said the most brilliant thing when Vicki asked that he "give Brianna back" to her. "If your daughter gets away from you, that's on you, not me." Why are they letting real rational human beings on Housewives? Oh, it's so true. And Vicki says that she has misgivings about Ryan and Ryan says he's right there to answer any questions she has. The problem is that Vicki is expecting everyone to blindly love Brooks as much as she does. That is not the way the world works, Vicki.
Now, I will talk about the final thing I want to talk about. The jeweler with the blue hair. Who does her color? Someone please tell me, because after that night of a million screams, I need to get my hair to be the color of washed up seaweed and see if I can find a diamond in the bottom of a flat flute of "champs."
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Photographer Stephen Winick claims he was brutally attacked by Audigier's guards during the designer's 50th birthday party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in 2008.
Winick alleges he took a photo of Jackson as the King of Pop arrived at the party, but Audigier was upset and asked him to delete the shot.
The snapper refused and was left trying to defend himself from the guards.
According to TMZ.com, Winick is suing Audigier, the venue and the security firm.
The Mean Girls star was reportedly dropped from her role as artistic adviser for Emanuel Ungaro earlier this year (10) after her debut runway show for the company in 2009 was a critical flop.
Reports earlier this week (begs22Mar10) claimed the 23 year old, who has her own leggings line, was in talks with Ed Hardy boss Christian Audigier to design a line of handbags.
But Lohan has laughed off the speculation, taking to her Twitter.com page to deny the reports.
She writes, “FYI (for your information)... I am NOT designing for Ed Hardy… JUST 6126 (my line).”
Lohan was reportedly dropped by Ungaro earlier this year (10) after her debut runway show for the company in 2009 was a critical flop.
But the Mean Girls star has bounced back from her latest let down - she is in talks with Ed Hardy boss Christian Audigier to design a line of handbags.
A source tells Eonline.com, "Lindsay and the design team at Ed Hardy have mutual friends, and they knew she was interested in looking for a handbag license and partner. They thought she’d be a good fit and so did she."
Lohan also has her own leggings line; it is not known whether or not the Hardy deal will include that.
The man behind the popular Ed Hardy clothing line reportedly paid $90 million (£60 million) for his friend's former home, but he insists he would never have bought a place that only held bad memories for the King of Pop.
Jackson moved out Neverland in 2005 after the estate was raided by investigators looking for clues that would put the singer behind bars for child molestation.
Audigier tells HollyScoop.com, "He didn't like Neverland. He didn't want to go back there... so it's not Neverland at all."
But the fashion king has confirmed he plans to turn the Holmby Hills estate Jackson was renting when he died into a museum: "I have purchased the home Michael passed away in... I want to create a memorabilia and museum.
"So far, I'm buying a big collection of memorabilia and personal objects that he has."
And he reveals Jackson's last home was in a magical neighbourhood: "Nobody knows that two streets past his house was Elvis Presley's house. So two kings lived in the same area."
The man behind the Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier clothing lines has been told he has to cut down his fence in accordance with height laws, but he is defiant.
In a lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles on Thursday (03Sep09) and obtained by TMZ.com, angry Audigier claims other houses in the neighbourhood have tall fences.
He is suing the city for $1 million (£666,000).
Cage's mansion, which was once home to both Dean Martin and Tom Jones, has been on the market since 2007.
The actor slashed the asking price by half earlier this summer (09) in a bid to offload the property.
It is not known exactly what Audigier, who also co-owns the Holmby Hills mansion Michael Jackson called home during the last months of his life, paid for the pad.
According, to RadarOnline.com, Cage was selling at a drastically reduced $17.5 million (£11.6 million).
A source close to Audigier says, "I believe it was a one-to-one deal. Christian knows Nicolas and they did the deal between themselves."
Cage has also slashed the price of his 12 bedroom estate in Rhode Island, which hit the property market last year (08) for $16 million (£10.6 million). According to RealEstalker.com, he's now asking $12 million (£8 million) for the home.
The movie star is also reportedly selling a two-unit condominium at the Olympic Tower in New York, two homes in New Orleans, Louisiana and a house in Las Vegas.
Reports suggest he recently sold property in Malibu, California and a castle in Germany. He still owns an estate in England, a second home in Malibu and a spread in the Bahamas.
Jackson family lawyer Brian Oxman has backed Mark Lester after the former child star opened up about the possibility that he fathered Michael Jackson's daughter Paris.
The Oliver! star stunned the world this weekend by revealing he could be the 11-year-old's biological dad because he donated sperm to Jackson in 1996, following a request from the superstar.
Lester is godfather to Paris, as well as the King of Pop's two sons, Prince Michael, 12, and 7-year-old Prince Michael II, aka Blanket.
He admitted that he only came forward with the revelations because he feels Jackson's mother Katherine has cut him out of the kids' lives since their father died.
And now Oxman, a spokesman and attorney for the Jackson clan, has backed Lester's claims -- because he can't imagine why the Brit would lie about such a sensitive subject.
He tells British morning show GMTV, "Mark Lester is a very straight shooter, an honest man, and when he describes the process by which he was asked to make a donation of sperm, I believe every word he says. Michael Jackson always told me he was the biological father, so you have on one hand Mark saying he might be and Michael saying he might be -- so you have the question who the daddy is.
"Mark always told the truth and I believe he is telling us straight right now."
Oxman admits it is perfectly plausible for Lester to have fathered Jackson's daughter -- because he always enjoyed a close friendship with the late "Thriller" hitmaker.
He adds, "There was nobody who was closer to Michael Jackson and his family than Mark Lester and his children. He was the godfather and his children played with Prince, Paris and Blanket. Michael promised him it would always be that kind of relationship, so I understand he is very upset."
Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, is believed to have given birth to both Paris and Prince Michael, while Prince Michael II was born to an unnamed surrogate mother.
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An official ruling to determine Michael Jackson's cause of death is expected to be released as early as this week.
Police seized vials of prescription drugs from the entertainer's rented Holmby Hills estate in Los Angeles as part of their ongoing investigation into the cause of the King of Pop's fatal cardiac arrest on June 25, leading to speculation that Jackson suffered a drug overdose.
A preliminary report from the coroner's office -- indicating no evidence of foul play had been found -- stated that medical examiners would need four to six weeks to complete toxicology, neuropathology and pulmonary tests before determining Jackson's exact cause of death.
According to Los Angeles' Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter, some results from toxicology tests are in and the rest should be ready later this week or early next week.
However, the coroners are holding back on fuelling speculation over exactly what killed Jackson until they have the complete picture of results.
Winter claims the office is "still on track" and will announce when all test results have been returned, before releasing them into the public domain the following day.
Earlier this month, a senior Los Angeles police chief confirmed that cops are refusing to rule out the possibility Jackson was murdered.
The head of L.A. police, William Bratton, told CNN, "Are we dealing with a homicide or are we dealing with accidental overdose? I don't have that information... We are still awaiting corroboration from the coroner's office as to cause of death."
Members of Jackson's family have also raised suspicion over how the star died, with father Joe and sister La Toya insisting foul play was involved.
La Toya told British newspaper the News of the World on Sunday, "I believe Michael was murdered, I felt that from the start. Not just one person was involved; rather it was a conspiracy of people. He was surrounded by a bad circle... Less than a month ago, I said I thought Michael was going to die before the London shows because he was surrounded by people who didn't have his best interests at heart... I said to my family a month ago, 'He's never going to make it to London.' He was worth more dead than alive."
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