Robert Pattinson attends the "Cosmopolis" premiere at the… (Neilson Barnard / Getty…)
Robert Pattinson has come out of his post-breakup self-exile, attending movie premieres and chatting and eating ice cream on "The Daily Show." And he's wearing Gucci. Pattinson had been laying low since it came out in July that girlfriend and "Twilight" costar Kristen Stewart had a fling with married director Rupert Sanders. Make that ex-girlfriend. [WWD] [Los Angeles Times]
CoverGirl announced via news release on Tuesday that singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe is joining its roster of celebrity faces. The star-studded group includes Pink (who was named to the group just last week), Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift and Olympic athletes Jennifer Kessy and Marlen Esparza.
Also by news release I learned that H&M plans to install nine 11-foot-tall statues of soccer star David Beckham in his underwear at locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York on Thursday. The release unabashedly says the stunt is "to hype up the next sexy campaign for Beckham’s Bodywear line." As if projecting his image on the White Cliffs of Dover during the Olympics wasn't enough.
The $450-million lawsuit claiming that designer Alexander Wang's factory is a sweatshop has been dismissed by the judge after the two sides reached a settlement. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
We're a step closer to being able to buy "Fifty Shades of Gray" underwear -- and T-shirts, hoodies, pajamas and other garments. TMZ reports that three apparel companies have reached a licensing deal with E.L. James, author of the bestselling risque series. [TMZ]
Katrina Darling is a distant cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge. She is also a burlesque performer. She is also appearing on the cover of September's Playboy magazine, which of course is hyping the royal connection. Funny thing, though. The two only found out they were related just before the royal wedding in 2011, so the connection isn't as close as Playboy might wish. [Huffington Post]
Banana Republic has hired designer Narciso Rodriguez in an advisory role to help "build upon the strengths of the brand." [Glamour]
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