After becoming a cover girl for fashion magazines Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar earlier this year, performer Lady Gaga cements her trendsetter status with a deal to decorate the Madison Ave. Christmas windows at Barneys New York.
In addition to dressing the windows, Gaga is designing small gift items with Barneys donating 25 percent of the proceeds to a charity of Gaga’s choosing.
“Lady Gaga is a rare cultural phenomenon, not only because of her exceptional talents as a singer but also with regard to her support of equality and individuality and status as a fashion icon,” Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Gaga’s Barneys announcement comes before the premiere of her new music video Yoü and I Thursday night on MTV: First Lady Gaga.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department is wrapping up the details of its successful search for a Rembrandt drawing stolen Aug. 13 from the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey and retrieved from an Encino church property.
The stolen Rembrandt drawing is titled The Judgment, an 11-inch-by-6-inch quill pen sketch of a courtroom scene completed around 1655 and valued at $250,000.
“When the curator turned his back to the Rembrandt, it was gone,” Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesperson Steve Whitmore tells The Los Angeles Times. “But no one has been arrested in connection with the theft.”
The recovered Rembrandt sketch, at the hotel as part of an exhibit sponsored by the Linearis Institute, is one of 700 surviving drawings experts agree to be authentic.
Eight newly added Galas and 17 Special Presentations round out the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Page Eight, the British spy thriller from director David Hare, will be the Closing Night film. Bill Nighy stars as a veteran M15 officer who receives a file from his late friend that threatens the agency. Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and Judy Davis co-star.
Gary McKendry’s action thriller Killer Elite makes its world premiere in the Gala section with Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen.
In the Special Presentations section, Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo makes his world premiere with Intruders, supernatural thriller starring Clive Owen.
MTV reconfirms its commitment to scripted programming by ordering a second season of 12 episodes for Awkward, its teen comedy-drama starring Ashley Rickards as Jenna Hamilton, a high school student whose low profile changes after classmates mistake her recent accident for a suicide attempt.
In addition to ordering a second season of Awkward, MTV is also picking up a new series from Awkward executive producer and writer Lauren lungerich, a series called Dumb Girls.