- The Washington Times - Monday, January 5, 2009

Major fashion faux pas

Vogue magazine’s U.S. editor, Anna Wintour, is one of the world’s fashion gurus, but that did not keep her from making last year’s biggest fashion blunder, Time magazine says.

Time gave her top spot on a list of 10 fashion mistakes in 2008 with her appearance at the Met Costume Gala in a bizarre-looking long silver dress “that makes her look like she’s encrusted with ammonoid fossils.”

The list in the weekly’s first issue for 2009 is equally merciless to other A-listers, Agence France-Press reports.

Runner-up is popster Janet Jackson for a golden jumpsuit that looks like a sci-fi costume. Her fashion crime? “The fit doesn’t seem quite right,” Time says - and “she’s wearing it in public.”

Actress Kate Bosworth is raked over Time’s coals for wearing a metallic gray Chanel dress.

“You have to feel a little sympathy,” Time says. “She’s going to a Chanel event as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld’s date. It’s an honor and so forth. Then he puts her in an ensemble that looks like stacked muffin tins.”

Calling it quits

Kelly Rutherford, who plays Lily van der Woodsen, the mother of Serena, played by Blake Lively, in the CW series “Gossip Girl,” filed for divorce Friday from her husband of two years, Daniel Giersch, according to omg.com.

The gossip Web site, which credits the report to TMZ.com, says Miss Rutherford is about three months pregnant with her second child. The couple’s first child, Hermes Gustaf Daniel Giersch, was born two years ago.

In Friday’s filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Miss Rutherford cited irreconcilable differences.

Pulled over

Police in Normal, Ill., say actor and playwright Sam Shepard was arrested early Saturday on preliminary charges of speeding and drunken driving. Mr. Shepard, 65, won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play “Buried Child.”

According to police Lt. Mark Kotte, Mr. Shepard was racing at 16 mph over the town’s 30-mph speed limit, and a breath test indicated his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, Associated Press reports.

Mr. Shepard told police he had been at a tavern in nearby Bloomington and was heading to a hotel. He said he was on his way to his home in Kentucky from Minnesota. He posted bail in Bloomington.

The previous day in Los Angeles, actress Heather Locklear pleaded no contest in Santa Barbara, Calif., to a reduced charge of reckless driving in a plea deal stemming from her arrest in September on charges of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

Santa Barbara Assistant District Attorney Lee Carter said Miss Locklear, 47, was sentenced to three years of informal probation and a maximum fine of $900. She also must attend a drivers education program.

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