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Naked or not? H&M asks fans to vote for their favorite David Beckham Super Bowl ad -- VIDEO

Covered or uncovered? H&M is asking fans to decide how much David Beckham they want to see on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Swedish retailer has released video clips for two versions of its new commercial for the David Beckham Bodywear line, which will premiere during the big game on Sunday, Feb. 2. The spot was shot by director Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives, Drive) Viewers with certain models of the Internet-connected Samsung Smart TV will be able to “buy it like Beckham,” shopping for items seen in the ads directly through their television.

Starting January 27, fans will be able to vote on whether they prefer their Beckham #covered or #uncovered. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the #uncovered ad — the clip implies that Beckham loses his underpants and arrives at an H&M photo shoot fully naked — will emerge victorious.

Watch the teaser clips for H&M’s David Beckham Bodywear Super Bowl commercial after the jump and decide for yourself.


Costume designer Daniel Lawson on his 'Good Wife' inspired clothing line

Fans of The Good Wife may have to wait until March for new episodes, but they can get their fashion fix later this month thanks to a new clothing line by series costume designer Daniel Lawson.

The Emmy-nominated Lawson teamed up with Andrea Cohen of British label Number 35 to create a collection of business professional clothes that echoes the show’s tailored, boardroom style.

“My experience on The Good Wife inspired me and inspired us. How could it not after doing it for so long?” Lawson told EW of the line, which will include blazers, pencil skirts, trousers, and shift dresses in basic solids like red, blue, and black. “I wanted it to be clean, elegant, chic, strong, but still feminine. That’s what I do on The Good Wife.”

Priced from £225.00 ($369.45 US) to £850.00 ($1395.78), the pieces are currently available for pre-order on the 35-DL website and will ship January 31st. Lawson and Cohen are already working on the label’s next collection. “With 35-DL, it was about longevity and not just a capsule,” Lawson said. We’ll do several collections and [we hope] to have a long marriage.”

Read on for an exclusive Q&A with Lawson — including what you can expect when the show returns — and a first look at the 35-DL collection.


Miley Cyrus to wear Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Bob Mackie on 'Bangerz' tour

Miley Cyrus enjoys finding new ways to get naked, so it’s hardly surprising that the costumes for her upcoming Bangerz tour are long on sex appeal and short on fabric.

Earlier today Italian designer Roberto Cavalli released sketches of six looks created for the 21 year-old singer to wear on stage. The most provocative ensemble is a stretch silk tulle Swarovski crystal spattered jumpsuit (above) that creates a “nude effect on the body.” Other items include a black zebra-pattern jumpsuit, an overwashed denim bra embroidered with studs and crystals, and a python-print jacket with matching short shorts.

In addition to the Cavalli costumes, Cyrus will wear outfits by designers Marc JacobsThe Blonds, and Jeremy Scott — as well as pieces from the archives of Cher’s go-to designer Bob Mackie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, each designer was assigned a specific section of the Bangerz show. “Clothes for me, or lack thereof, say a lot,” Cyrus recently joked.

Click on to see more of the Roberto Cavalli-designed costumes Cyrus’ will wear on tour. READ FULL STORY

'Face Off' exit Q&A: 'I never saw it coming'

“This is going to be a season of extremes,” announced host McKenzie Westmore on Face Off‘s premiere episode, where viewers got their first look at this season’s competitors. From Rashaad Santiago, a self-taught artist who currently supports his family by working at a fast food restaurant, to Tyler Green, who quit his job as a dental lab technician to compete, the season is chock full of contestants who are in it to win it.

After brief introductions, we watched the group get down to business for their first Foundation Challenge. The artists were instructed to create an extreme character that represented them. The only catch was that they had to incorporate one of the over-the-top wigs on display. The winner would receive immunity and be safe from the first week of elimination.

Academy Award winning make-up artist Tami Lane (Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) guest judged the challenge. “In order to create a cohesive character, you have to have good make-up as well as good hair. They both work together,” she advised. “You will destroy a character if the make-up is bad and the hair or great or vice versa.” No arguments there. Two hours later, she named Bethany Serpico and George Schminky her two favorites; though ultimately only Schminky was granted immunity for creating an unexpected prosthetic chest.

Next the group was whisked off to a castle where they were presented with a Beauty & the Beast inspired Spotlight Challenge. Teams of two were assigned by Westmore. Schminky, the odd man out, joined a duo of his choosing. Meanwhile, writer/producer/director Stephen Sommers (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Mummy franchise) joined as guest judge and advised the artists to create a beast that was both scary and sexy, “so that when Belle kisses him at the end, we can’t be repulsed.”

Things began smoothly, but on day two the contestants ran into various molding issues and minor tension filled the air. Rashad Santiago and Chloe Sens chipped slowly away at their stuck mold while Tess Laeh fought back tears after experiencing her own molding setback with partner Niko Gonzalez.

Elimination day eventually arrived. Everyone frantically put the finishing touches on their creations and then waited patiently for the judges’ feedback.

The verdict? Santiago and Sens’ creation was the judges’ top pick–with Sens singled out for her detailed sculpture, one of the most complex first week make-ups the judges said they’d ever seen.

Conversely, Bethany Serpico and Tyler Green landed in the bottom alongside Margaret Caragan and Matthew Silva. Though only one contestant would be sent home… Ultimately Caragan found herself on the chopping block for creating a make-up that–the judges said–wasn’t sexy or scary and lacked detail with a bland paint scheme. Caragan looked stoic, but faced the facts.

EW caught up with Caragan about what it was like being a part of the show, what she would have done differently in her challenge, and what she’s been working on since filming wrapped.


'Modern Family': A behind-the-scenes tour of the Dunphys' kitchen

Flaming toasters, flying pancakes, family squabbles: the Dunphy’s kitchen has seen it all — and now the walls are talking. 

In EW’s annual Hollywood Design Report (on newsstands now) production designer Claire Bennett and set designer Brian Kasch walk us through Modern Family‘s little slice of suburbia to explain the thinking behind the bold color choices and artfully cluttered workspaces and reveal hidden gems like the family growth chart and baby photos.

Click through the gallery for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the set.


'Project Runway All Star' sneak peek: Somebody bugs out tonight -- VIDEO

The fashion challenge on tonight’s episode of Project Runway All Stars causes one of the designers to bug out.

After a visit to the American Museum of Natural History’s insect exhibit, the contestants are tasked with creating an avant-garde outfit inspired by the creepy crawlies. Back in the work room, Elena Slivnyak (season ten) begins to crack under the pressure. She screams, she paces, she throws a full-on tantrum, she pisses off the other designers, who are trying to focus on their own projects. “It’s really like [walking on] egg shells with her,” Christopher Palu (season ten) says. “Her mood swings are insane.”

Along with All Star regulars Alyssa Milano, Isaac Mizrahi, and Georgina Chapman, jewelry designer (and Tobey Maguire’s wife) Jennifer Meyer and Project Runway season 9 winner Anya Ayoung-Chee appear as guest judges.

Watch a teaser clip from tonight’s Project Runway All Stars after the jump.  READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars': Costume secrets from the Halloween episode

“Until this show, I never got nervous about what fans thought,” Pretty Little Liars wardrobe designer Mandi Line admitted of working on the ABC Family series’ annual costume extravaganza. “Come mid August or early September [every year], I start getting Facebook messages and tweets like, ‘What’s it going to be? Give me a hint! I want to prepare my Halloween costume.'”

The episode is almost here — it airs this Tuesday, Oct 22 at 8 p.m. EST — and the secret is out…. Emily, Hanna, Spencer, and Aria attend a WWI-themed soiree in Ravenswood, site of the PLL spinoff series.  With just three weeks to pull everything together, Line said her biggest challenge was creating costumes with authentic touches that would appeal to the show’s young viewers. “I thought, ‘Kids aren’t going to get this,’ then [creator] Marlene [King] pulled me aside and said, ‘Make it true to the silhouettes, but please put your modern touch on it,'” the designer recalled. “So that’s where you get the bright colors, the sexiness.”

Plus, each leading lady’s costumes had to have at least one exact double — in case of any unforseen wardrobe malfunctions — which meant one-of-a-kind rentals weren’t an option. “[In] the summer finale where Ezra winds up being A, [the girls] were supposed to walk into the party, so we shot the Halloween episode first and that meant their costumes were going to get screwed [due to] wear and tear, sweat, food stains, all the stuff that happens in life,” Line explained. “So we had to have perfect [duplicates] because [the script said] we were supposed to see them walking into the party.”

Typically, Line and her team have a week to prepare the wardrobe for each episode, but for this special occasion, they needed more time… and more money. “We were trying to make this amazing vision work on the small budget that we have. Finally, our producers put the numbers together and gave us the green light,” she said of fighting for the extra resources she needed to create period costumes that would live up to the show’s sartorial reputation. “[It wasn’t] because I was being a diva, the money was actually necessary.”

Read on for more costume secrets from the Pretty Little Liars Halloween episode.  READ FULL STORY

The 'Pretty Little Liars' Halloween episode costumes -- EXCLUSIVE video

Pretty Little Liars pulls out all the stops for its annual Halloween episode and this year is no exception, with the girls dressing up for a WWI-themed costume party in Ravenswood.

“The girls were so, so excited in the beginning. They were like, ‘Skinnier! Skinnier! We don’t want to breathe!'” wardrobe designer Mandi Line told EW of the corseted costumes she created for PLL‘s stylish foursome. “By the time I’d go see them on-set, [they were] like, ‘I hate you!”

The actresses channeled their pain for a particular scene in the episode. “This girdle is cutting off my air supply,” whines Hanna (Ashley Benson). “It’s a corset,” replies Spencer (played by Troian Bellisario). Girdle, corset, whatever it is, “It’s torture!” Hanna exclaims.

Watch a video of the stars of Pretty Little Liars talking about their Halloween costumes after the jump.  READ FULL STORY

'Law & Order: SVU': See Bensidy's new apartment -- EXCLUSIVE

Detective Olivia Benson had a rough go of it on the season 15 premiere of Law & Order: SVU, but tonight’s episode represents a new era for the detective as she moves in with longtime love Brian Cassidy.

SVU set decorator Deborah Moses gave EW a tour of Bensidy’s new love nest.

“[Olivia is] looking for a new life, a new start,” Moses said of the “clean and crisp” apartment, created by production designer Dean Taucher. “The space is new and airy with big windows, a high ceiling, and a great view.” The couple’s one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath apartment is decorated with furniture and accessories from home brands like Restoration Hardware, West Elm, and CB2. The kitchen (pictured above) features IKEA cabinets, a Frigidaire refrigerator, a Keurig single cup coffee maker, glassware from Lenox, and plates from the Ralph Lauren Home label, which begs the question; Given detective Benson’s busy, high-stress life, can we expect to see her whipping up home cooked meals for her man? “I’m assuming it will mostly be Chinese takeout in that fridge,” said Moses. “And maybe some condiments.”

Read on to learn which character tries to incorporate a cattle skull into the décor, why the pad is bigger than the average New York City apartment, and what SVU star Mariska Hargitay thinks of Benson’s new digs.


Oprah Winfrey to auction off antiques, art, and more items from her home

Want to own a few of Oprah’s favorite things? Next month, Winfrey will auction off furniture, antiques, and fine art from her 23,000-square-foot Montecito mansion — which is currently undergoing a major interior redesign — and her homes in Chicago, Maui, and Indiana.

Among the items from The Oprah Winfrey Collection that will go on the block: a collection of English George Smith upholstered furniture, an 18th century Louis XVI chest with an estimated value of between $30,000 and $50,000, and a set of embroidered yellow silk Louis XV armchairs worth between $20,000 and $40,000. Kaminski Auctions will host the event on November 2 at the Santa Barbara Polo Club and Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California. Though free general admission is available, a $100 VIP package guarantees you a reserved seat, a ticket to preview the items, and a catalog containing photos of the lots.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, which is dedicated to helping female graduates from the media mogul’s South African school attend college.

This isn’t the first time Winfrey has put her hand-me-downs up for sale.  READ FULL STORY

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