From Carol Channing's stolen frock to Britney's disastrous wardrobe choice, clothing made big news this week.
It wasn't justthat was nabbed from a luggage cart as Channing and her husband were checking into the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel. It was the shimmery signature number that she wore in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and it was bound for the Smithsonian. Channing put its value at $150,000.
No one was putting a price tag on the skimpy black bikini Britney Spearswhen she opened MTV's Video Music Awards ceremony Sunday night, but it contributed to a bankrupt comeback for the pop star. What was supposed to be her brilliant return to performing turned into another meltdown for the catastrophe-prone singer.
But Britney wasn't the only one getting headlines at the VMAs. Singer Kid Rock was cited for trying toto drummer Tommy Lee's red-carpet look. Both are ex-husbands of actress Pamela Anderson.
Red was the color of carpets this week in Toronto, where Hollywood's hottest stars were promoting their latest movies at the Toronto International Film Festival. But gold, as in Oscar, was the color on everyone's mind. No one has sewn up the Oscars race yet, but
But before there is Oscar, there is Emmy. Predictions of winners vary as widely as women's hemlines but one thing is sure: A lot of thought goes into what the stars will wear to this weekend's ceremony. (Don't forget to check back here Monday for the red carpet photos.)
Throughout the week, clothing designers
Also this week, People magazinegiving high marks to Beyonce, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. Foxy Brown announced she won't be after all and fellow rapper Remy Ma was spared when a judge denied a prosecutor's request to hike her bail following her new indictment on witness tampering and gang assault charges.
Finally, O.J. Simpson (of the "If the glove doesn't fit" fame) was questioned about a break-in at the Palace Station casino in Las Vegas late Thursday night and is considered a suspect in the case. Police say the burglary involved sports collectibles. Was someoneperhaps?
By MARY JAYNE McKAY