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Didier Cohen Steps Down from Australia’s Next Top Model

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Didier Cohen has been a muscly shoulder for aspiring models to cry on since 2013, but now the Australia’s Next Top Model mentor has announced he will not be returning for next season’s Cycle 10.

Announcing the news via Instagram earlier today, Didier said that “the time has come to move on from ANTM” in order to pursue his new career in music. The 30-year-old’s debut single since being signed with Sony Music, “Skyline”, was released last Friday. (more…)

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Kanye West Pisses Off Fashion Designers with Last-Minute NYFW Show

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Kanye West might have grand plans to run for president, but he’ll probably struggle to get designer Anne Bowen and Naeem Khan’s vote.

The musician/designer/aspiring politician has caused quite the headache for the two labels, scheduling his last-minute Kanye West x Adidas Originals Collection (Yeezy Season 2) show at the same time as their shows on September 16 at noon.

Anne’s not impressed, implying to WWD that Kanye’s getting preferential treatment because of his celebrity status. “We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labor and commitment cost to our company,” she explained of the nuisance. (more…)

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Jessica Gomes Splits From Modelling Agency, Stars in Chinese Rapper’s New Music Video

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Jessica Gomes has tackled the tricky transformation from bikini to fashion model over the years, but now she’s splitting from the agency which helped her make the shift.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Jessica has said goodbye to Chic Management, with an agency representative confirming that the company is no longer representing the Perth-born model.

She’s instead part of Women/360 Management in the US, and a David Jones spokeswoman said that Jessica is not actively seeking new Australian management. (more…)

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A Fired Radio Host Is Suing Taylor Swift After Groping Accusations

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Photo: WENN

A former radio DJ has “Bad Blood” with the one and only Taylor Swift, alleging that claims he “grabbed her bottom” eventuated in him getting fired. 

CNN reports that in June 2013 Colarado’s David Mueller attended a Swift meet-and-greet at her concert backstage with girlfriend and co-worker Shannon Melcher, which is when and where representatives for Swift say the alleged incident took place.

Mueller was there on official work business for radio station KYGO. The couple had their picture taken with Swift, as you do at a meet-and-greet, but the pop star claims Mueller lifted her “skirt with his hands and grabbed her bottom.”  Mueller has denied any such incident took place. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Taylor Swift Wins an Emmy, Vivica A. Fox Is Going to Be on ‘Empire’

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  • Riccardo Tisci talks castings and his obsession with “Latino America.” [Oyster
  • The YouTube star who put out that fat-shaming video just lost a job because of it. [zap2it]
  • Taylor Swift is an Emmy winner. We would have loved to see her “surprised” face hearing that news. [Page Six]
  • Ralph Rucci is back in fashion, doing made-to-order pieces. [Page Six]
  • Jessica Alba addresses The Honest Company‎’s current woes. [WWD]
  • This season’s crop of contenders for House of DVF are a bit more experienced than last year’s class. [Fashionista]
  • Vivica A. Fox joins the cast of Empire as Cookie Lyon’s older sister. [EW]