Day: April 6, 2009

Oscar de la Renta: (Dressed First Ladies Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan … and I think Michelle Obama, once.)

“American fashion right now is struggling,” says Oscar de la Renta. “I think I understand what [Obama and her advisers] are doing, but I don’t think that is the right message at this particular point….I don’t object to the fact that Mrs. Obama is wearing J. Crew to whatever because the diversity of America is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there. I think it’s wrong to go in one direction only.”

He also took a jab at the outfit the first lady wore to meet Queen Elizabeth: “‘You don’t…go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater.'”

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CNN’s Prince of West Memphis sat down with the “King of the South.” Alas The Snob was nowhere near CNN when this great meeting of the Dirty South minds took place. Thank goodness for the internet.

From CNN:

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Rap star T.I. was sentenced in Atlanta federal court Friday to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay a $100,300 fine on weapons charges related to purchasing machine guns and silencers.

The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, reached the terms of the sentence in a plea agreement with prosecutors last year.

“I would like to say thank you to some, and apologize to others,” Harris said at his sentencing.

“In my life, I have been placed in the worst-case scenario and had to make the best of it,” he said. “Most often, things I have learned have been from trial and error. I knew no way to protect myself than to arm myself.”

Oh rappers! Didn’t someone tell TI he is not Snoop and that Johnny Cochran is dead?

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