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    John Gallagher Jr. plays Jim Harper on Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series, The Newsroom. Gallagher, who has stolen viewers’ hearts with his adorable awkwardness and passionate personality, plays a smart and lovable producer on the show. EG is rooting for Team Jim, the underdog in the Newsroom love game, and we’ve developed a big time crush! But what was John up to before taking on the role of Jim Harper? Turns out The Newsroom actor isn’t so new to the spotlight. Before Gallagher was dubbed the next HBO star, he was busy doing all kinds of other equally amazing things including performing on Broadway, winning Tonys, and rocking out with his band! John was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and comes from a family of musically talented creative types, which makes sense when you take John‘s countless show biz accomplishments into account. John got his acting career started at an early age, participating in children’s theatre where he played roles such as Tom Sawyer. Eventually he graduated to the big leagues and made his Broadway debut in Rabbit Hole. John even won a Tony award in 2007 for his portrayal of Moritz in the production Spring Awakening where he starred alongside Lea Michele pre-Glee. Speaking of spring, John also performed in a band called Old Springs Pike. Before landing his too-cute role on The Newsroom, John made appearances on all kinds of TV shows like Law and Order and The West Wing. Basically, John has done it all and we admire him so much for it. (EG loves an accomplished man!) We can see why John is a hot commodity in the acting world and we are more than happy to see that adorable face splashed across our TV screen every Sunday night. Will Jim find love this season on the newsroom? If he doesn’t, we’ll be here waiting with open arms! Watch The Newsroom Sundays at 10 on HBO.
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    Me and JoAnne; Photo: Courtesy of Joanne Hong Fall production has officially begun! One of my closest friends from back home, JoAnne Kotlowski, flew up here from Oklahoma to help me produce my fall collection. We found a great factory to work with, and all last week she was busy sourcing fabrics and trims from all the local fabric stores and vendors we work with for the styles we will be producing. We found some really great deals, but then also had some issues with a fabric that I had originally bought three years ago. The company had it in stock but the price had gone up almost $20 per yard! I realized how important it is to reconfirm all prices of fabric and trim from the beginning in order to correctly cost out each garment. After we bought all the materials, I drafted up all the specs sheets that the factory would need. I listed all the measurements, stitch and trim info, swatches of each fabric used, trim samples, and a technical flat for each design. For my samples, I decided to produce a size 4 and a small. As I round up the last of my orders, the factory is now working on my patterns and first samples. I can’t wait to see them! Me and Sean; Photo: Courtesy of Joanne Hong I also have another amazing friend that is helping me with my clothing line.  He’s my business partner, Sean Juan.  We met at a camp in Taiwan when we were in high school and kept in touch throughout the years.  Twelve years later, we both ended up in NYC for work.  As our friendship grew, the idea of becoming business partners came up as I was telling him my dream of growing my clothing line.  Because of his many accomplishments and experience in finance, I knew that we both had the heart and drive to really make my clothing line into a household name. I’m definitely thankful I have both of them helping me! I’m excited to have the ball rolling on my fall production and onto designing my spring 2013! Read all Joanne’s posts here!
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    No surprise here: Singer-songwriter/actress/DJ Solange Knowles has been bursting all over the fashion scene. Last month, Solange showed up to Trident’s “See What Unfolds” performance in Times Square wearing a colorful Roberto Cavalli spring 2012 satin blazer over a simple black top and shorts with Pierre Hardy plastic strap sandals and a CC Skye Niki clutch.

    Love her look? Here’s how to get it:

    Photo: Courtesy of Topshop Topshop Co-Ord Peony Throw on Jacket, $100

    Photo: Courtesy of River Island River Island Blue Floral Print Blazer, $71

    Photo: Courtesy of Jane Norman Jane Norman Tropical Soft Blazer, $47

    Photo: Courtesy of Zara Zara Cool Wool Shorts, $30

    Photo: Courtesy of Topshop Topshop Front Button Shorts, $47

    Photo: Courtesy of H&M H&M Shorts, $30

    Photo: Courtesy of Heels.com Steve Madden Wizzard-Clear, $40

    Photo: Courtesy of Zappos.com Betsey Johnson Agean, $71

    Photo: Courtesy of Endless.com Ellie Shoes Sophia Sandal, $60

    Photo: Courtesy of ALDO ALDO Hord Clutch in Medium Purple, $35

    Photo: Courtesy of Forever 21 Forever 21 Bow Frame Clutch, $20

    Photo: Courtesy of Endless.com Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Clutch in Coral, $128
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    The rumors are true! Kristen Stewart admitted to cheating on Rob Pattinson with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Things could get awkward during the filming for the sequel of SWATH considering Sanders’ wife plays Stewart’s mother in the film! US Weekly. Yohan Blake, an Olympian sprinter on the Jamaican team, eats 16 bananas a day! Find out what other crazy eating habits Olympians have. Refinery29. Essie has added a summer-ready glittery top coat to their Luxeffects line. The ocean blue shimmer polish is called Stroke of Brilliance. ELLE. Alison Jackson, a photographer who is keen on using celebrity doppelgangers in her work, is having trouble finding a body double for Kate Moss.  She claims Kate is just too perfect! Telegraph. Motel unveiled a 7-piece collection made exclusively for Topshop, full of bold prints and bright colors. Drapers.
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    Miley Cyrus made an appearance at the Project New York trade show on Monday. While attending an after party at the Soho Grand Hotel, she chatted up industry professionals regarding her fiancée, Liam Hemsworth, and his interest in creating his own men’s clothing line. WWD. Kendall Jenner has snagged her first billboard.  The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality star is the face of The Beverly Center’s 2012 Fashion’s Night Out ad campaign. LA Times. MTV’s House of Style TV show is back! The ’90s show, which featured models, celebs, and cool kids alike, will be back on the air with a new host that will be announced this September at the MTV Video Music Awards. Fashionista. Stella McCartney has released an adorable seven-piece kids capsule collection called Little Miss Stella. Telegraph. Myshoppingsecrets.com is a new online shopping mall that was launched today.  The site will make 100 of the world’s best fashion designers and labels available to the US market. CNBC.
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    Beachy waves and loose buns are currently the most sought after summertime hairstyle and lots of celebs like the Olsens, Vanessa Hudgens, and Miley Cyrus know how to rock the perfect messy ‘do. While these starlets make it look totally effortless we know getting that perfectly imperfect summertime style can sometimes be harder than it looks. So don’t worry, you’re not alone if you’ve tried to replicate that sloppy side bun or messy wave and come out looking like you just woke up from a month long nap. Turns out, sometimes looking carefree-chic takes a whole lot of effort too! Of course, EG has got all the tips and tricks to help you create the perfect laidback summertime hairstyle. Check out the products and tips we’ve shared below! For a mermaid wave look, a la Vanessa Hudgens, nothing works better than the ocean.  But, when you can’t take a quick trip to the nearest coastline before getting ready, sea-salt sprays are your next best option. This one gets amazing reviews!

    Photo: courtesy of drugstore.com Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, $6.

    Just spray it in damp hair, crunch it up, and watch as your beach babe hair forms right before your eyes! If you want a beach wave look that isn’t so casual, then we suggest using a styling wand, like the one below, for a Mary-Kate Olsen inspired style.


    Photo: courtesy of Ulta Helen of Troy Pink Flipperless Curling Wand, $20.

    Styling wands don’t have the clamp that curling irons do, so instead you just wrap and hold the hair around the wand yourself creating gorgous loose curls.  Run your fingers through your curls or brush them with a mixed bristle brush for a natural looking wave.  The bigger the barrel, the looser the wave like MK’s. If you’re trying to perfect the messy bun like miss Miley, we’ve got the secret technique for you. In the back of your head create three loose, low buns- the kind that are created right before you’re about to pull your hair through into a ponytail. Scrunch all of these buns together in the middle and stick any type of clips or pins you like in the messy chignon for whatever desired effect youlike and ta-da!

    Photo: courtesy of ASOS ASOS Spike Hair Comb, $10.

    We love this hair accessory for an added pop of edge. Happy styling everyone!
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    Looks like No Doubt isn’t the only band reuniting! On August 17, ’90s boy band 98 Degrees will be performing live on the Today show in New York City as part of their Summer Concert Series. Much like No Doubt, it’s been about a decade since the group last performed together. They also revealed to Us Weekly that they are currently working on new music! Band reunions and comebacks cause a lot of excitement amongst loyal fans, and a lot of buzz for potential new fans! Let’s take a look at a couple music sensations who have rejoined the music scene after years off the map.

    98 Degrees at the 26th Annual American Music Awards, January 11, 1999

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    No Doubt

    Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images (above); Getty Images (below) Top: MTV Video Music Awards in September 1996; Bottom: Teen Choice Awards 2012

    This ska punk band first achieved mainstream success through the release of their 1995 album Tragic Kingdom. In 1996, the single “Don’t Speak” was released and topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay for sixteen weeks. They continued to release albums, and the last one before their eleven-year break was “Rock Steady” in 2001. Fans rejoiced when this sensation came back together and released their single “Settle Down” just this month.

    Mariah Carey Photos: Time & Life/Getty Images (left); Getty Images (right) Left: 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, February 1991; Right: 2012 BET Awards

    Mariah Carey made her recording debut in 1990 under Columbia records. The album went multi-platinum, and she went on to make some of the greatest pop R&B hits. In 2001 she made a film entitled Glitter, which did not do well at the box office. After that, this singer was off the map until her 2005 release of The Emancipation of Mimi. She achieved great success with this comeback album, with the hit single “We Belong Together” named as “Song of the Decade” by Billboard. Since then, Mariah stepped back into public eye. As we all know, she went on to marry Nick Cannon and became the mother of twins. Not only that, but Mariah will be helping new singers achieve their dreams as the newest judge on American Idol!

    Green Day

    Photo: Naki/Getty Images (above); Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images (below) Top: August 21, 2004; Bottom: 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Induction Punk rock band Green Day formed in 1987, but in 1994 their major label debut Dookie became a success and sold over 10 million copies in the United States. In 2004, they American Idiot resulted in this band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold five million copies in the United States. This album included hit singles “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” Their last album before their brief hiatus was their eighth album 21st Century Breakdown in 2009. After a four-year break, Green Day will be releasing a trilogy of albums over five months starting with the release of Uno! on September 25, 2012.

    Jennifer Lopez

    Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images (left); Getty images (right) Left: 74th Annual Academy Awards, March 2002; Right: Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez Tour Opener in Montreal, July 14, 2012

    Before breaking into show-biz, Jennifer Lopez’s dream was to become a dancer. In 1996, her first big break came when she played the lead in the movie Selena. Since then, she’s been the female lead in hit movies such as The Wedding Planner and released seven studio albums. After her 2007 album Brave, she took a break—but this diva couldn’t stay off the map for too long! In 2011, she released her seventh studio album Love? and became a judge on American Idol until she left the show this month.

    The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block

    Photo: Michel Linssen/Getty Images (top); Getty Images (center and below) Top: New Kids on the Block, January 1, 1989; Center: Backstreet Boys at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards; Bottom: New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys’ reunion world tour in Germany, May 7, 2012.

    The New Kids on the Block took the ’80s teenybopper scene by force—Backstreet Boys did the same in the ’90s. In April 1986, New Kids on the Block released their self-titled album, but the album did not have much success. After the release of their second album Hangin’ Tough, the New Kids shot to stardom. Almost a decade later, the Backstreet Boys rose to fame. In 1997, the hit single “Quit Playing Games With my Heart” was released. Their album Backstreet’s Back won a spot as number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. After New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys experienced whirlwind success in the ’80s and ’90s, they started to disappear from the mainstream music scene. But in 2011, these two pop sensations joined forces and released a compilation album of their biggest hits titled NKOTBSB, and embarked on their tour in May 2011.
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    As Selena Gomez accepted the Choice Music Group award onstage during the Teen Choice Awards yesterday, dozens of celebrities sang “Happy Birthday” to the starlet who turned 20! Us Weekly. Check out the complete list of Teen Choice Awards Winners 2012 here! Teen Choice Awards. Justin Bieber revealed the cover for his new photo book, Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started, available September 13. Disney Info. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is the U.S. Open’s pre-tournament celebration for families. This event is taking place in NYC on August 25th, and will feature performances from stars such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City, and The Wanted. For those of you who can’t tune in, the event will be airing on CBS. BSC Kids. American model and ballet dancer Karlie Elizabeth Kloss will be featured in the new fall 2012 ads for Lebanese designer Elie Saab. NY Magazine.
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    It looks like Biebs is putting that new ride to use. The teen popstar was pulled over for speeding, allegedly in an attempt to lose a hoard of photogs on his tail. E! Online. Chloë Moretz and Aéropostale go together like peanut butter and jelly. In a new ad for the retailer, the actress poses in teal skinnies, a graphic tee, and studded loafers—all of which we can’t wait to get our hands on for fall. Huffington Post. We imagine that crafting a Chanel piece is no easy feat, but thousands of hours to make? According to head designer Karl Lagerfeld, there’s a coat in the label’s couture collection that took 3,000 hours (125 days!) to finish. Telegraph. Katie Holmes, ELLE’s August cover girl, will reveal close-to-home details in a new film, Molly, about a single mother and her daughter. ELLE. Our favorite pint-sized fashion blogger, Tavi Gevinson of The Style Rookie, is making her foray into print. Her first paper project, Rookie Yearbook One, will be available this September. The Cut.
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    At this year’s Comic-Con, the cast of Glee including Lea Michele and Cory Monteith revealed some season four spoilers! Read at your own risk. Deadline. If you’re totally crushing on the boys of One Direction, there’s good news: the boys have released a video blog that offers a behind-the-scenes look of their American tour that recently wrapped up. Unreality TV. Summer’s for superhero movies, and the official names of the Thor and Captain America sequels have been revealed: Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. E! Online. Celebrities and fashion—the perfect pair! Mila Kunis appeared in her second Dior campaign. WWD. Bridgit Mendler of Good Luck Charlie announced that her new single is coming out this summer and assures fans that the music from her new album will be different from what we’ve heard from her before! Disney Info.