August 23 2014

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Estelle’s Blackface Backlash, Jessica Simpson Goes On Oprah, And More…


Estelle’s video for her new song “Freak” is apparently all about releasing your inner freak, which Estelle does through a host of suitably freaky beauty looks, including gilded lip glitter and, uh, blackface. For the record, the singer is a British-born black woman herself, but that is apparently a negligible point for offended fans. Consider the controversy back on. [MTV]

Despite lingering economic strain, Judith Leiber’s jewel-encrusted evening bags are still pretty popular with the Hollywood set and those who aspire to be a part of it. So popular, in fact, the designer is planning some line extensions this year, which will include a brand-spankin’-new holiday fragrance. Expect the flacon to be plenty sparkly. [WWD]

Oops! She did it again; Britney is back to blonde. [E! Online]

In other blonde, one-time pop star news, Jessica Simpson will be on Oprah tomorrow to talk about her much hyped new reality show The Price of Beauty, which airs on VH1 March 15. And in case you’re wondering, yes—Oprah gets in a few John Mayer questions during the interview. [Us]

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