'Worst dressed' critic Mr. Blackwell dies

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    Oct 20, 2008 12:34 PM GMT
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    Richard Blackwell dies from complications of intestinal infection, publicist says

    Blackwell began posting fashion criticisms of celebrities in 1960

    Critic acknowledged mixed feelings about perception of his fashion lists

    A few other examples:


    Madonna: "The Bare-Bottomed Bore of Babylon."

    Barbra Streisand: "She looks like a masculine Bride of Frankenstein."

    Christina Aguilera: "A dazzling singer who puts good taste through the wardrobe wringer."

    Meryl Streep: "She looks like a gypsy abandoned by a caravan."

    Sharon Stone: "An over-the-hill Cruella DeVille."

    Lindsay Lohan: "From adorable to deplorable."

    Patti Davis: "Packs all the glamour of an old, worn-out sneaker."

    Ann Margret: "A Hells Angel escapee who invaded the Ziegfeld Follies on a rainy night."

    Camilla Parker-Bowles: "The Duchess of Dowdy."

    Bjork: "She dances in the dark -- and dresses there, too."

    Spears: "Her bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects are pure fashion overkill."


    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/10/20/blackwell.death.ap/index.html
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    Oct 20, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    wonder what he'll be buried in...
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    Oct 20, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidwonder what he'll be buried in...


    duh!...the ground, I would expect ..... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 20, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    do'h
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    Oct 20, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 said
    yo_mamali saidwonder what he'll be buried in...


    duh!...the ground, I would expect ..... icon_lol.gif


    how gauche.
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    Oct 20, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    Jeez, with all the people he pissed off
    I wonder who's gonna send flowers

    Some of those tres gay statements were really funny icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 20, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    GQjock saidJeez, with all the people he pissed off
    I wonder who's gonna send flowers


    I have a feeling some of the fashionistas are going to throw grenades instead.
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    Oct 20, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    There's a Simpsons episode in which the family is watching an awards show on TV, and a Mr. Blackwell character dishes one of the actresses (or something like that - haven't seen this one in a long, long time) - Bart pipes in with a giggle and, "She's such a bitch!"

    (Googling around I see people quoting Bart saying "HE", but as I remember it, the young lad had me with "SHE")

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  • art_smass

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    Oct 21, 2008 4:44 AM GMT
    His memoir was titled "From Rags to Bitches." It's my second most-favorite book title of all time, right after "My Gorgeous Life" by Dame Edna Everage.