GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK
Will break from rapping to chase fugitives in the new film Identity Theft.
Will bounty-hunt no more--at least not on A&E, which canceled his show after eight seasons.
A Super Proposal
Northstar, a superhero in the Astonishing X-Men series, has been out and proud since 1992. And now that same-sex marriage is legal in New York, Marvel is letting him put a ring on longtime boyfriend Kyle--a comic-book first. Your move, Avengers.
Estimated price of Barbie's Malibu Dream House if it existed in real life, as calculated by real estate firm Movoto. It's only 21 sq. ft., but Malibu Beach is pricey territory.
Stefan Ruiz has spent years photographing Televisa Studios, where many Mexican telenovelas, or soap operas, are filmed. (Telenovelas air in over 50 countries worldwide.) His book, The Factory of Dreams, offers an intimate glimpse of that world--as in this image of actor Daniel Corts, taken in 2004.
Uggs for the Altar
For brides who want a smooth transition from the aisle to the tundra, Ugg is introducing a line of I Do sheepskin wedding boots--blinged out with sequins or Swarovski crystals, naturally. Memo to Ed Hardy: now's the perfect time to launch that custom tux.
"I'm not a big talking person," says Slash. So we'll consider ourselves lucky that the legendary guitarist with Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and now Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators--whose new album Apocalyptic Love is out now--chatted us up about emoticons, rock-star life and, of course, that signature hat.
It's been almost 25 years since you started touring with Guns N' Roses. What's changed?
Last night, I was watching a video someone took of GN'R performing back in 1987, and it was the first time I'd seen any video from back then. I'm basically doing the exact same thing onstage now [except] I'm not excessively drinking and doing all that stuff that I was doing at that particular point in time.
You've got your own emoticon on Twitter, iiii;)'. Did you come up with it?
Yeah. I was sitting around with my BlackBerry. It just came to me.
Looking at photos from your early days, people have joked that you're basically just a hat and sunglasses. Tell me about the hat.
I saw it in a store window [in the mid-1980s] and thought, Well, that's cool. I wore it that night, and over time it just became one of my most identifiable features.
Ever lose one?
I had one stolen, and I got it back because the guy was dumb enough to try to sell it on eBay, and I had another stolen in a bar that I passed out in. I never did get that one back.