Modelling mogul Eileen Ford has died at the age of 92, according to reports. She is believed to have passed away on Wednesday (09Jul14), but no further details were available as WENN went to press.
A number of stars took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the Ford Models founder, including British beauty Erin O'Connor, who tweeted, "Eileen Ford you were like a grandmother to me not to mention mentor. I owe you my career. An indomitable force. RIP dear friend."
Ford set up the iconic modelling agency in New York City in 1946 along with her husband Jerry, and it soon became one of the most successful in the business.
The agency has represented supermodels including Elle Macpherson, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Stephanie Seymour, Christie Brinkley and Twiggy, and actresses including Brooke Shields, Kim Basinger, Courteney Cox, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone.
The books have also boasted Emily Ratajkowski, the star of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video, Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli, and even Martha Stewart, who modelled in her 20s during the 1960s.
Ford ran the agency for 50 years before retiring.
Each week, Hollywood gives us something to whine about, and the week ending Dec. 8 was no different. We could make a drinking game out of this week, but that would be too dangerous. Instead, we'll stick to the usual formula: varying levels of alcoholic respite depending on how bothersome the week's issues are. Is your biggest complaint this week a flismy one? How about a light cocktail to take the edge off? Got a real bone to pick with a celeb or entertainment entity this week? Go ahead, grab a drink that'll put hair on your chest. Here are the week's entertainment stories that are forcing us to seek a bubbly or boozy refuge. And maybe an idea or two about how you should wash them down. Take the Edge Off With a Glass of Pinot Noir A Royal Baby is Suri’s Worst Nightmare What if it’s a girl? She’ll be an actual princess. Suri (or Suri’s Burn Book’s parody version of Suri) is not having that. Her Burn Book is going to fill up fast. There’s Way Too Much Line-Dancing in the New Christmas Music Video From Olivia-Newton John and John Travolta Also, there’s too much reunioning these days, do we need to make it worse with line dancing? We Didn’t Know There Was a Totally Hilarious Version of The Night Before Christmas Thankfully, we do now. Jazz Hands Are About to Get Scaaaaary Pan’s Labyrinth: The Musical is coming. Get a little Loose With a Few Glasses of Pinot Honey Boo-Boo Child is In the Same Category as Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, and Gabby Douglas They’re all some of Barbara Walters’ most fascinating peopleof 2012. Johnny Depp May Reprise the Futterwacken. And if you saw the first Alice in Wonderland, you’d know that the Futterwacken, is well, wack. Lamp Had Better Watch Her Back in Anchorman 2 Because Kristen Wiig is coming afterher man. Let's Forget This Ever Happened With Long Island Iced Tea Randy Jackson Thinks American Idol is like Picasso But maybe he should visit a museum, read a book, or at least check Wikipedia before he says something like that. We Had to Try to Understand and Take a Stance on the Politics of Psy And it’s all a bit murky, but does it mean we can we stop caring about “Gangnam Style” now? Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Wenn] More Unhappy Hour: Nov. 30: 'Girl Meets World,' Angus T Jones, etc. Dec. 1: Twinkies, Guy Fieri, and More Nov. 10: Donald Trump, No Doubt, and Modern Family
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Pamela Anderson is reportedly in talks to make her Broadway debut as murderess Roxie Hart in Chicago. According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, the former Baywatch beauty is set to star in the revival of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical in the role played by Christie Brinkley, Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, Ashlee Simpson and Bebe Neuwirth, among others.
The former American Idol judge will make her theatrical debut as murderess Roxie Hart in the Award-winning musical. She will begin her eight-week run on 5 September (11).
DioGuardi is the latest celebrity to join the Big Apple cast - singer Ashlee Simpson and actresses Brooke Shields and Melanie Griffith have all taken the stage as Hart.
Meanwhile, Brinkley is in talks to head overseas with the role - and take the lead in the West End production of Chicago.
The former wife of Billy Joel has received warm reviews as Roxie Hart in Chicago and now she's set to spend the summer (11) in London playing the singing-and-dancing murderess.
According to Showbiz411.com, Brinkley and co-star Amra-Faye Wright will star in the West End's Chicago for a limited engagement from next month (Jul11).
She's not the only big U.S. name to have graced the London stage as Hart - singer Ashlee Simpson played the part in 2006 and 2007.
And on Broadway, the killer with dreams of fame has been played by Brooke Shields, Marilu Henner and Melanie Griffith.