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'True Blood': Pam's awesomely bad Wal-Mart sweatshirt is up for bids!

True Blood‘s Pam may have been rocking ‘80s duds at Fangtasia all season long, but her most memorable outfit was definitely that yellow Wal-Mart sweatsuit from the first episode — and now you can own (part of) it.

“Dress classy like Pam in her Walmart sweatsuit, now up for auction for #outforafrica, signed 4 u by Kristin Bauer,” the True Blood actress tweeted earlier today.

With eight days remaining, bidding on the eBay auction of Pam’s yellow sweatshirt is already up to $500. That might seem a steep price to pay for the most amazing Halloween costume ever, but at least the proceeds will go to a good cause — funding Bauer and husband Abri van Straten’s documentary project about elephant and rhino poaching in Kenya. “We’re going to Amboseli, and my husband’s family lived and grew up in Amboseli working on elephant conservation, so this is very important to me,” the actress previously told EW.

Besides, with the upcoming all-out supernatural war, you’ll have the perfect outfit when the time comes to lie in the dirt with a vampire.

(Reporting by Mandi Bierly)

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Style & Design: Natalie Portman strips down for Dior, Rachel and Kurt's 'Glee' loft and more

Natalie Portman disrobes (again!) for Dior. See photos of the Oscar winner’s sexy campaign for the brand’s “New Nude” makeup and more stars who have gone nearly nude in advertisements. [Stylist]

Let’s go to the mall! From Clueless to Commando, watch 15 movie scenes that take place in shopping centers. [AV Club]

Multi-hyphenate James Franco adds T-shirt designer to his resume, creating a collection of tees — which feature his work as a photographer — for Seven for All Mankind. [WWD]

Get a sneak peek at the New York City loft that Rachel and Kurt will inhabit on season 4 of Glee. [Vulture]

This week, Net-a-Porter launched it’s virtual wish list tool and Pinterest got an app upgrade, which means it’s easier than ever to spend money and browse interior design porn while you’re on the go. [Art Info]

Nikki Minaj gives fans a first look at the bottle for her fragrance Pink Friday, and says it smells “like angels playing.” [Twitter]

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'Gallery Girls' on Bravo: What is your damage?!

I’ve found my new favorite show to hate-watch (well, I love it but you will definitely maybe hate it): Gallery Girls on Bravo. This grotesque reality TV canvas is like a post-surrealist hybrid of The Hills and Girls — priced at $0 for all you art collectors! — that should probably just be called Bitches. It stars six young snots and one hardworking woman from Long Island who live and “work” in NYC and Brooklyn, which the show treats like a separate country.

Have I lost you yet, or do the two melting clocks in the desert (pictured) have you intrigued? READ FULL STORY

Style & Design: Jennifer Lopez in 3-D, Ryan Lochte hits Vegas, and more

An upcoming 3-D concert movie will give Jennifer Lopez fans an up-close-and-personal look at her life. Like, close enough to count the Swarovski crystals on her nude bodysuit. [Huffington Post]

It’s a small world…and what sounds like the premise of a really bad horror movie. Disney perfects a human cloning technique to make its animatronic characters appear more realistic. [Mashable]

Lady Gaga calls her latest hair color “Louis Vuitton Brown.”  [THR]

You can take Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte out of the pool, but you can’t get him to put on any clothes. [Celebuzz]

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has confirmed that she and Tom Brady are expecting a second child. [Vogue UK]

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Kristen Stewart scandal: Shirt bullies actress -- don't buy it

If you’re reading PopWatch, you know that Kristen Stewart was recently caught in some compromising photos with her married Snow White director Rupert Sanders. There was the public apology, the fan response and backlash, the Jodie Foster defense against the Stewart backlash, and then—for some—the eager anticipation of watching Robert Pattinson professionally go on a press tour and not really say anything.

Since the public fascination doesn’t look to be dying down anytime soon, online retailer Skreened  saw a publicity moment, and is now offering a T-shirt that reads, “Kristen Stewart is a Trampire.” To round out the unofficial “We Hate Kristen” collection, there’s also “Kristen Stewart F***ing Sucks” and “F*** Kristen Stewart,” which is, of course, reminiscent of the Team Aniston and Team Jolie shirts that made a pop culture splash in 2005 — with one huge difference.

While the Team Aniston/Jolie shirts were pretty dumb, they weren’t personally bullying anyone. You were just weighing in on the tabloid frenzy of the moment. “F*** Kristen Stewart” sure has a different –and crueler — ring to it. In a culture that is now hyper-aware of the effects of bullying, it seems really wrong to torment a 22-year-old, regardless of her fame level or any mistakes she may have made.


Drag Queen Barbie looks just like regular Barbie

She’s been a doctor, a teacher, a diplomat, an unfulfilled ’60s housewife, a certain expert archer from District 12, and a country singing superstar, among others — but this might be the first time Barbie is actually a man.

This December, Mattel will begin shipping a doll called “The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie.” Like many of her collectable pals, this little lady boasts a killer sparkly dress, carefully coiffed blond hair, and legs for days. The twist? She’s wearing an outfit inspired and designed by Phillipe Blond, a drag enthusiast who doubles as half of the fashion designer duo The Blonds. (David Blond is his other half; he worked on Blond Diamond Barbie as well.)

And what an outfit: “Barbie wears a stunning silvery mini corset dress—designed by The Blonds themselves—featuring countless sculpted faux gems and a full length faux fox fur. Of course, luscious blonde curls frame her beautiful face. Accessories include silvery jewelry suite and glitter pumps,” an official description on Barbie Collector reads.


Style & Design: Taylor Swift's scent, Lauren Conrad's book blunder and more


“Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone, but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored — enchanted,” Taylor Swift says of her new perfume. Wonder what she spritzes on when it’s time to pen the inevitable breakup song? [StyleWatch]

No hardcovers were harmed in the making of this blog post. Lauren Conrad suffers a backlash after sacrificing copies of  books by children’s author Lemony Snicket for a home decor project. [ABC News]

In a new video game described as “Bourne Identity Meets Fashion Week,” players try to navigate their way through the high-stakes world of high-fashion modeling. Watch out for that cell phone! [WSJ]

The funnies just got fierce. Designer Phillip Lim has created a stylish comic book (with illustrations by Jan Duursema of the Star Wars series) timed to his Fall 2012 collection. [Fashion Etc.]

From Lolita to The Blues Brothers, see the most iconic sunglass moments in movie history — in one awesome supercut. [Flavorwire]

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Behind the scenes at David Beckham's underwear ad shoot -- PHOTO

You’d think that we’d be tired of seeing soccer stud David Beckham in his skivvies by now, but just the opposite is true. Each scantily clad image of Becks seems to be better than the last. The latest photo to feast your eyes on comes from a shoot for H&M’s Beckham bodywear collection. READ FULL STORY

Hey girl, Ryan Gosling inspired a coloring book

Can you embrace your inner child and still harbor a steamy crush on the world’s most meme-able man? Now, thanks to Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling, the answer is a resounding yes! This fun-for-all-ages coloring book comes courtesy of I Love Mel, a.k.a. English artist Mel Simone Elliott, who has illustrated some of Gosling’s most memorable roles (The Notebook, Blue Valentine, underwatched charmer Lars and the Real Girl) and promotional shots for the 15-page booklet, which sells on her site for just under $12 ($17.26 with shipping to the U.S.) — a price low enough to make your eyes pop like Emma Stone’s in Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Yes, as you can see to the right, Gosling’s washboard abs came to play.) Click through to see four more pages from the greatest birthday and/or holiday present of 2012.


Image Credit: Mel Simone Elliott

Hey girl, Blue Valentine is the name of the prettiest marker in my new partnership with Sharpie.

Jordin Sparks' 'Sparkle' dress: The Irene Cara inspiration, the 'Hunger Games' connection

In posters for the musical drama Sparkle (opening this Friday), Jordin Sparks steps into the spotlight wearing a show-stopping $13,000 Chagoury Couture gown.

Turns out, it’s the second time around for the one-of-a-kind dress.

Wardrobe designer Ruth Carter had been on the hunt for a bombshell dress reminiscent of the one worn by Irene Cara (above, left) in the original 1976 film when she got an urgent call from Sparks. ”Jordin found it when she was visiting a showroom to look at red carpet gowns,” says Carter, who also created original costumes and sourced vintage clothing for the ’60s-set Motown movie. “They loaned it to us, which meant we couldn’t make alterations. Luckily, Jordin was losing weight, so she just walked into the sample size.”

The beaded chiffon column isn’t just sexy, it helps tell the story of Sparkle’s rise to the top. “This is her breakout dress,” Carter says. “It [not only] had to compete with the other dresses in the movie, it had to be the cherry on top of the sundae.”

After production wrapped in late 2011, the gown was returned as promised to the fashion showroom. Not realizing it would play such an important part in the movie, reps for the designer label put it back on the floor, where it was soon spotted by another young actress. In March, Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin (above, right, who played the tribute Glimmer) chose to wear the fiery dress to the Hollywood premiere of The Hunger Games.

When it comes to fashion, it seems Sparkle and Glimmer have similar taste.

Nakisha Williams

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