The new question: Is being fashionably late at Paris Fashion Week now an intentional thing, done to avoid dangerous media scrums in the digital age and allow top celebrities easy entry into shows? Solange Knowles had fashion editors grumpily peering at their watches at Carven’s morning show as she sauntered in 30 minutes late Thursday. The stylish U.S. singer’s late arrival comes just hours after rapper Kanye West held things up at Dries Van Noten’s show. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian made a statement of her own at Balmain’s show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks.
Pharrell Williams told an L.A. jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye’s music but did not copy the late singer’s 1977 song Got to Give it Up when he crafted Blurred Lines. Williams and his BL collaborators Robin Thicke and T.I. are all being sued by Gaye’s children, who claim the hit 2013 song infringes their father’s copyrights. Williams’ testimony is crucial because he wrote the song’s music and most of its lyrics. Although Thicke received a songwriting credit on the song, he acknowledged earlier in the trial that he wasn’t that involved. T.I., whose rap track was added later, is expected to be among the case’s final witnesses on Thursday.
Ch-ch-changes for Robert Herjavec. The Shark Tank tycoon, 51, will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars as a swinging bachelor. The blue-eyed Canadian released a statement that he was splitting with his wife, optometrist Diane Plese, to TMZ, of all websites. They wed in 1990 and have three children. The two met way back when when Herjavec came in for an eye appointment. “Human relationships are so difficult,” the reality star told the site. “I wish nothing but love and peace for our family as we move forward from this.”
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Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut — and no, the play has nothing to do with Die Hard. The erstwhile action hero is set to star in a adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Misery. Willis will take the role of Paul Sheldon, an injured writer tortured by a psycho fan in her snowbound home. The 1990 movie, with James Caan in that role, was directed by Rob Reiner.