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Jessica Simpson drops baby weight

December 21, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • Ashlee and Jessica Simpson promoting the Jessica Simpson Collection last month.
Ashlee and Jessica Simpson promoting the Jessica Simpson Collection last… ( Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images )

Jessica Simpson's new Weight Watchers ads are slated to begin airing Dec. 25. She's reportedly lost about 50 pounds since daughter Maxwell Drew was born in May. Some of the weight loss was apparent when she and sister Ashlee toured last month, promoting the Jessica Simpson Collection at department stores including Macy's and Dillard's.  [People]

The Kardashians' annual holiday card has the whole crew dressed in white, with confetti, balloon designs and champagne toasts making it look more like New Year's Eve than Christmas. And, no, Kanye West doesn't make an appearance. [People]

Newly crowned Miss Universe Olivia Culpo hadn't been in a pageant before winning the Miss Rhode Island title last year -- which she did wearing a gown that she rented for $20.  [Us Weekly]

Culpo, 20, was so excited when she was named Miss Universe title that she started her victory walk before the crown was placed on her head. Showing that this is all still rather new to her. [Los Angeles Times]

Ann Hathaway and Lorne Michaels are to be among the honorees at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 19. [Los Angeles Times]

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott announced Thursday that they are leaving their denim label Current/Elliott. They offered no reason. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Federal authorities said Thursday they had shut down 89 websites that allegedly were selling counterfeit luxury goods masquerading as labels including Gucci, Christian Louboutin and Louis Vuitton. [WWD]

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson, whose company folded in April, is busy reinventing the business. With retailer Steve Madden as her new parent company, she's designing lower priced dresses, has plans to star in a reality show with daughter Lulu and has a new fragrance slated to hit stores next summer [NYT]

Givenchy has decided not to show at Paris couture week in January. [WWD]

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