Eavesdropping In: Andre Balazs Eyes The Chelsea Hotel, Jared Loughner's Creepy Backyard Shrine

by Mara Siegler · January 10, 2011

    Anna Sui is putting together a career of rockin' runways in a retrospective book. Here's a nice profile of her career. [Chicago Tribune]

    Not convinced by heaping mounds of weird and frightening evidence that Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona gunman who shot down nineteen including Congress woman Gabrielle Gifford, is nuts? He has a strange shrine complete with a replica of a human skull in his backyard. He's also obsessed with lucid dreaming, the process of attempting to consciously control one’s dreams. [NYDN] [Mother Jones]

    Andre Balazs, the hotelier who owns the Standard and Chateau Marmont, is rumored to be eying the Chelsea Hotel. [Page Six]

    Another wildly improbable and speculative reason behind the mysterious bird deaths: The 1,000 Italian turtle doves that fell from the sky in the Italian village of Faenza with blue stains on their beaks, died from "massive indigestion brought on by over-eating," says a scientist. [Daily Mail]

    Are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes planning to skip the Oscars because of Anne Hathaway's hosting? Anne did an impersonation of Katie on SNL and they are rumored to still be pissed. Not entirely believable, but completely funny to speculate. [Celebitchy]