Fabian Basabe Goes in the Back DoorThe former “It” boy is relegated to sneaking in the back door of a party. Also in our gossip roundup: Ryan Phillippe’s new girlfriend creepily gets the same haircut as ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, and the honor for most annoying book deal of the year so far goes to…
The J.Crew Catalog: Wait, Don’t You Know Somebody Who Went to School With That Girl?
Take a look at the cover of the J.Crew catalog on the left. It’s two pretty models zipped into hoodie sweatshirts together. How sweet! Look closer. Recognize the ginger on the left? It’s Jessica Joffe, the former Observer assistant turned model who has previously appeared in campaigns for Banana Republic and Uniqlo. You may remember her from the New York Times, where she described herself and her boyfriend Ryan Adams as “Like, a low-rent, mall version of Sid and Nancy.” She looks kind of smug in that picture, huh? Well, if you were a twentysomething Stanford grad who models for a living and lives with a rock-star boyfriend, you might be smug, too. We’d say something bitter and catty, but we’re afraid Ryan Adams would come after us with his words.
Earlier: New Uniqlo Model Jessica Joffe Doesn’t Read the Paper
The Strange Thing We Learned About Ryan Adams This Week
He’s apparently a big Friends fan.
A fan inexplicably yelled “Monica!” between songs at the first of the prolific troubadour’s three Town Hall shows Monday night, and that was all the cue Adams needed. “Don’t get me started on the Geller family,” he said, and then got started. On a monologue: “Why can’t they keep it together for America? And, I mean, he wants to go play a sergeant on Broadway?” Adams was referring now to David Schwimmer’s recent and not particularly acclaimed stint in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. “No one’s gonna believe you’re a sergeant, man. They’re just waiting for Chandler to walk in!” No one, thankfully, asked him about Joey. —Rebecca Milzoff