Project Runway Alum Dresses Fantasia for New Album Cover

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“Project Runway” alum, Christian Siriano, has added another item to his resume.

This time, it’s dressing Fantasia for the cover of her new album, “Back to Me.” And she definitely looks uber-glam!

The designer made the announcement to his Twitter followers and gave them a twitpic sneak peek.

Set for a July 27 release, this is Fantasia’s third studio album. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-size image.

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Gaga Rocks Armani on Idol Stage

If you saw Lady Gaga on “American Idol”  last night, chances are you were either WTF-ing at her outfit, or you were really fascinated by it.

Either way, I thought you’d like to know that all that embroidered-Chantilly-lace-and-silk-organza-cape wonderfulness was the work of Armani–and her third such outfit by the design label. Armani also dressed Lady Gaga for the Grammy Awards and this week’s Met Gala.

Giorgio Armani took some time to comment on the performance outfit and the inspiration behind it.

“To complement the spirit of Lady Gaga herself, I have let my imagination run free, and the outfit I have created for her for American Idol is pure fantasy,” he said.

Wanna see the sketch of last night’s Gagalicious ensemble? Click here.

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Who Wore What! VEVO Launch

A number of music icons showed up at the VEVO launch event last night.

VEVO, an online destination for music videos, celebrated its debut with a glam event at Skylight Studio, NYC.

Of all the photos I’ve seen from that night, I’m delighted to see Corinne Bailey Rae’s most!

So very happy to see her out and about again!

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Plus-Size Fashion Retailer to Host Jordin Sparks Album Preview

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Plus-size fashion retailer Torrid has partnered with Jordin Sparks for a special in-store album preview event  Saturday, July 18.

You’ve probably heard that Jordin’s new album, Battlefield, is set to go on sale Tuesday, July 21.

If you’re a Jordin fan and want to attend a listening party at Torrid, find a store near you.

In addition, if you’re interested in entering the Torrid model search the American Idol winner won in 2006, click here for more deets.

Celebs Pose for PETA

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There are still a few celebs who lend their voices to PETA’s cause.

Most recently showcased are Kara DioGuardi, singer, Mario, and Audrina Patridge of “The Hills.”

Click on the thumbnails to view their ads.

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In more PETA news, Benetton seems to be the latest clothing company being scrutinized by the animal-loving organization.

Apparently, PETA has learned that Benetton will most likely include real fur in its fall/winter 2009 line.

This, they say, “despite knowing that animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages, often with exposed bones, wounds, and eye infections.”

“While the company has committed to becoming fur-free as of 2010, animals shouldn’t have to endure even one more season of abuse,” PETA continues on their web site.

If you’re passionate about this issue, click here to be heard.

What Paula Wore on Idol

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Paula Abdul got critics chatting with her red-carpet dress at the Grammys this year.

Seems alot of people thought she was the worst dressed.

This week on American Idol, she wore Lana Fuchs Couture, a label we’ve featured before.

The “Madame Butterfly” silk chiffon wrap dress is from their Spring/Summer 2009 collection called “Rhapsody in Bloom.” 

Clay Aiken, Ciara for ANTM

The CW has just announced guest stars for the upcoming season of ANTM.

When you’re watching, look out for at least two celebs who are better known for their moves in music circles.

On April 8, American Idol alum Clay Aiken will be a guest judge during an acting class for the models.

One week later, model/recording artist/Grammy winner, Ciara, will surprise the girls during one of their photo shoots.