One Tree Hill Season 8 and Life Unexpected Season 2 Premiere Photos
The CW has unveiled the first photos from the season 2 premiere of Life UneXpected and the season 8 premiere of One Tree Hill. Check out the galleries below.
One Tree Hill Season 8 Premiere
Life Unexpected Season 2 Premiere
Both shows premiere on The CW September, 14th. One Tree Hill @ 8pm with an Untitled Premiere Episode and
Life UneXpected @ 9pm with an episode entitled "Better Than Ever".
One Tree Hill episode 8.1, "Asleep at Heaven's Gate" stars James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols, Robert Buckley, Shantel VanSanten, Jackson Brundage, Lee Norris and is directed by Mark Schwahn.
Life UneXpected episode 2.1, "Ocean Uncharted" stars Brittany Robertson, Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Austin Basis, Kerr Smith, Reggie Austin, Robin Thomas, Shaun Sipos and is directed by Gary Fleder.
From Russia, With Love
Fashion is having an affair to remember with Russia. There's the ubiquitous presence of Muscovite It girls like Elena Perminova and Miroslava Duma, Ulyana Sergeenko's noteworthy Couture outing last week, and the rise of folksy dressing during Resort. Banana Republic is catching the Russian wave with a new holiday capsule, inspired by the upcoming Anna Karenina film starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law (based, of course, on Leo Tolstoy's classic nineteenth-century novel). Creative director Simon Kneen went a step beyond name-checking the movie and brought in its costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, to style part of the collection.
Photo: David X. Prutting / BFAnyc.com
Turbans: A Wrapper's Delight
Any way you wind it, turbans have been making fashion statements since Paul Poiret began topping off his creations with them way back in the early twentieth century (though Sikhs, of course, had been wearing them for centuries before that). Recall 1940's film noir costumes à la Joan Crawford, the glory days of Yves Saint Laurent, Prada's Spring 2007 show, and even Sex and the City 2. This summer, they're making yet another return. On the street, It girls like Vika Gazinskaya and Margherita Missoni have adopted the look, and at his haute couture show last week, Jean Paul Gaultier took a bow in a turban similar to those he showed in his Resort collection. But perhaps credit for the current trend ultimately goes, as it so often does, to Karl Lagerfeld. The Chanel head honcho sent Baptiste Giabiconi down his pre-fall runway in Rajasthani jewels and a “murban.”
Photo: Courtesy of Craig Arend / altamiranyc.tumblr.com
Breaking Down the Fall Campaigns
The Fall ‘12 campaigns started trickling in with magazines' July issues, and there has been a spate of new ads in the recent August glossies. From a model's standpoint, landing a campaign is the holy grail in terms of both money and prestige. The reason girls walk in runway shows to begin with (catwalk turns are notoriously underpaid or paid in trade) is to get noticed by the designers, stylists, and photographers who could potentially turn them into a billboard or the face on the side of a bus. Aside from Kate Moss (pictured, above), who appears in the latest from Salvatore Ferragamo (lensed by Mikael Jansson), and Daria Werbowy's reprisal at Céline (Juergen Teller previously shot her for Spring ‘11), this season has really been about fueling up-and-comers. Case in point: Elza Luijendijk, whose Prada runway exclusive eventually turned into a spot in the coveted campaign shot by Steven Meisel. The 16-year-old Dutch beauty also wowed in Versace's Fall gothic-chic series with the help of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (pictured, below). Kati Nescher has been a huge success story this year, and she scooped up contracts with Chanel and Nina Ricci (and we're guessing more are on the way in the not-so-distant future).
Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo; Courtesy of Versace
Handicapping a potential veep shortlist
By NBC's Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro
Go big or go boring? That’s the question for Mitt Romney and his campaign team as they consider a vice-presidential running mate to join the GOP presidential ticket.
The cliche first rule in picking a No.2 is, “First, do no harm.” And that’s the lesson the Romney campaign likely learned from John McCain’s 2008 pick of Sarah Palin. The conventional wisdom because of it? Romney makes a “safe” pick in 2012. Then again, GOP presidential nominees have had a history of making surprises – George H.W. Bush’s selection of Dan Quayle, George W. Bush choosing Dick Cheney, and McCain picking Palin.
Here is the NBC Political Unit’s guide to Mitt Romney’s veep pool – a look at nine of the most-frequently mentioned candidates potentially vying for the job.
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Sen. Kelly Ayotte speaks during a press conference at the U.S. embassy in Manila on Jan. 17, 2012, while fellow senator John McCain listens.
Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire senator
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., on Sept. 27, 2011.
Chris Christie, New Jersey governor
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Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Feb. 11, 2012.
Bobby Jindal, Louisiana governor
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Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks during the 7th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on April 27, 2011 in Washington.
Bob McDonnell, Virginia governor
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Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses the 2012 Michigan Republican State Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit on May 19, 2012.
Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor
Sen. Rob Portman attends the 2012 Fiscal Summit on May 15, 2012 in Washington.
Rob Portman, Ohio senator
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Sen. Marco Rubio addresses attendees at the NALEO conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 22, 2012.
Marco Rubio, Florida senator
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Rep. Paul Ryan listens during a campaign event at Monterey Mills in Janesville, Wis., on June 18, 2012.
Paul Ryan, Wisconsin congressman
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Sen. John Thune speaks to reporters after the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Dec. 13, 2011.
John Thune, South Dakota senator
NBC’s Adam Ruiz-Perez and Steven Lovern contributed to this report.
Running Shoes Get The High Fashion Treatment
In the 1988 film Working Girl, Melanie Griffith's character famously wore sneakers for her daily commute, swapping them out for heels at the last possible minute outside the office. These days, both designers and street-style notables are leaving their dressy footwear at home and making fashion statements with athletic shoes. And no, we're not talking about those ubiquitous Isabel Marant wedges. We're referring to a specific subgenre of sneaker, i.e. competitive trainers made for running sprints (whether they be around the track or on the city sidewalks).
Photo: Alessandro Viero / GoRunway.com
Bachelor Pad Premiere: Who Got the Boot and Who Got Busted?
Did you get your nights mixed up?
Yes, usually tonight would be The Bachelorette (and the finale for that matter), but we closed the book on Emily Maynard's love life last night, so that we could make room for some more drama on Bachelor Pad tonight.
Former contestants Kalon McMahon, Rachel Trueheart, Blakely Jones, Lindzi Cox, Sarah Newlon, Jamie Otis, Erica Rose, Chris Bukowski, Michael Stagliano, Ed Swiderski, Reid Rosenthal, Jaclyn Swartz, Ryan Hoag, Nick Peterson and Tony Pieper were all a part of this journey to find love (again), and more importantly, to try and win $250,000.
But they weren't the only ones.
For the first time this season, ABC included a group of Super Fans into the mix. Twin blondes Brittany and Erica Taltos (competing as one person), Paige Vigil, Donna Zitelli, Chris Bain and David Mallet were also working toward that money, we mean, finding true love.
The drama began before you could blink (which we're not complaining about) as Jaclyn made it very clear to all of us that she was not a fan of Blakely, but remained civil...for now. Ed could've cared less about anything other than the pool, which he stripped down to enjoy right away.
Chris Harrison informed the group that they would need to partner up for their first challenge the next day.
As everyone tried to find their better half, or at least, someone who could actually win the competition, we learned that the reality stars were plotting to get the Super Fans out of the house first. Yes, that's kinda rude considering they're their fans, but whatever.
Their first competition proved to be equal of an Olympic challenge—just kidding. Basically, each pair had to cram themselves into a heart that was raised into the air and had to try and stay inside of it during the various tilts.
Things got interesting when the winners of the challenge were actually two Super Fans, Brittany and David. The TV regulars weren't very happy about that one. The prize for winning was a fantasy date for the two, er, three of them (remember, the twins play together). The trio enjoyed a stroll on the boardwalk and some rides, followed by an impromptu (or was it?) skinny dip in the ocean.
Meanwhile, things got steamy back at the house, with Chris (who was apparently Blakely's property) and Jamie getting hot and heavy in private, until Jaclyn and Blakely busted in on them and ruined the mood. Oh, and Blakely cried about it.
Oh yeah, that's already happening.
At the first rose ceremony, it was time to send one guy and one girl home, but being that it was the first episode, we weren't too emotionally attached to anyone to really care.
Especially when it turned out to be two Super Fans (no offense).
Sorry, Paige and Chris, your reality-TV fame was cut short.
What are you most excited to see on this season of Bachelor Pad? Sound off in the comments!
Bachelor Pad's Twins Bicker in Unseen FootageBachelor Pad 's season 3 kicked off with plenty of drama Monday night. But there's even more that you didn't see.
In this clip (watch below), which ABC did not air, twins Brittany and Erica Taltos, two of the show's super fans, let the other residents in on their sibling rivalry.
When Erica calls her sister a "hot mess," Brittany whines, "I've never said one bad thing about you ever."
Soon the accusations and insults are flying, and Kalon McMahon, whose outspoken ways got him into trouble on The Bachelorette , asks, "Can someone take her batteries out, please?"
"I'm going to talk as much as I want just to annoy the hell out of you," Erica says.
The Taltos twins may not last long on the competition for $250,000 unless they can continue to earn immunity, which they had for the first elimination that sent home super fans Chris Bain and Paige Vigil.