Fashion News Roundup: Take A Class on Beyoncé at Rutgers, French Elle Removes Offensive 'Black Fashion' Article, and Does LVMH Have a Heart?

Rutgers to Offer Course on Beyoncé: Now here's a class we wouldn't have regularly skipped when we were undergrads: a Rutger's University professor is teaching a course on the significance of Beyoncé Knowles in regards to black feminism, studying her lyrics against the works of historical black female figures like Alice Walker and Sojourner Truth. Her husband, Jay-Z also has a course on him offered at Georgetown University. Next up: A seminar at Wesleyan examining how Blue Ivy Carter paved the way for infant musicians. {Sister 2 Sister} Megan Fox Will Not Play Elizabeth Taylor: The actress took to Facebook to deny claims that she is in talks with Lifetime producers to play Elizabeth Taylor for their upcoming biopic, Liz and Dick. Looks like Lindsay Lohan might soon be getting some much-needed work after all! {ONTD} ELLE France Removes Controversial Black Fashion Article: After facing much public scrutiny, ELLE France has removed their 'Black Fashion Power' article, which credited the Obamas for finally influencing black people to retire their Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur and "[return] to style with a sense of dignity." ELLE's editor claims the article was "misinterpreted" (there seems to be a lot of that going around these days), but we're pretty sure we got what author Nathalie Dolvio was trying to say the first time. {The Cut}
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Rutgers to Offer Course on Beyoncé: Now here's a class we wouldn't have regularly skipped when we were undergrads: a Rutger's University professor is teaching a course on the significance of Beyoncé Knowles in regards to black feminism, studying her lyrics against the works of historical black female figures like Alice Walker and Sojourner Truth. Her husband, Jay-Z also has a course on him offered at Georgetown University. Next up: A seminar at Wesleyan examining how Blue Ivy Carter paved the way for infant musicians. {Sister 2 Sister} Megan Fox Will Not Play Elizabeth Taylor: The actress took to Facebook to deny claims that she is in talks with Lifetime producers to play Elizabeth Taylor for their upcoming biopic, Liz and Dick. Looks like Lindsay Lohan might soon be getting some much-needed work after all! {ONTD} ELLE France Removes Controversial Black Fashion Article: After facing much public scrutiny, ELLE France has removed their 'Black Fashion Power' article, which credited the Obamas for finally influencing black people to retire their Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur and "[return] to style with a sense of dignity." ELLE's editor claims the article was "misinterpreted" (there seems to be a lot of that going around these days), but we're pretty sure we got what author Nathalie Dolvio was trying to say the first time. {The Cut}
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Rutgers to Offer Course on Beyoncé: Now here's a class we wouldn't have regularly skipped when we were undergrads: a Rutger's University professor is teaching a course on the significance of Beyoncé Knowles in regards to black feminism, studying her lyrics against the works of historical black female figures like Alice Walker and Sojourner Truth. Her husband, Jay-Z also has a course on him offered at Georgetown University. Next up: A seminar at Wesleyan examining how Blue Ivy Carter paved the way for infant musicians. {Sister 2 Sister}

Megan Fox Will Not Play Elizabeth Taylor: The actress took to Facebook to deny claims that she is in talks with Lifetime producers to play Elizabeth Taylor for their upcoming biopic, Liz and Dick. Looks like Lindsay Lohan might soon be getting some much-needed work after all! {ONTD}

ELLE France Removes Controversial Black Fashion Article: After facing much public scrutiny, ELLE France has removed their 'Black Fashion Power' article, which credited the Obamas for finally influencing black people to retire their Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur and "[return] to style with a sense of dignity." ELLE's editor claims the article was "misinterpreted" (there seems to be a lot of that going around these days), but we're pretty sure we got what author Nathalie Dolvio was trying to say the first time. {The Cut}

Disney is Selling A Joy-Division Inspired T-Shirt: Purists will be loathe to hear that mega-corporation Disney has repurposed the famous black and white waves that covered punk band Joy Division's 1979 album "Unknown Pleasures" into a silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head. The shirt has since been removed from Disney theme park and e-stores. Peter Hook, the band's former bassist seemed cool with the whole thing, though. {ONTD}

Watch This Behind-The-Scenes Look At Lea Michele's Candie's Shoot: The Glee star says "iconic" more times than needed, strikes some cheesy poses. Does she do better than her predecessor Brit Brit? {Slaves to Fashion}

Nicki Minaj's 'Stupid Hoe' Breaks Records: Stupid hoes may have been hating on Minaj's newest, epileptic seizure-inducing video (it garnered over 205,000 dislikes), but the rapstress managed to get 4.8 million views in 24 hours-- breaking a VEVO record. {Hello Beautiful}

Promoters Tell Guests They Can Only Party if They're Models, Take it Back: Damn, it's like no matter how old we get in life, we're never going to escape middle school behavior. Promoters at Epic Group sent out an e-mail regarding last night's Tiffany & Co. party fêting the Garance Doré/ Scott Schuman "True Love in Pictures" exhibit, saying that only models would be let in to the event. They swiftly made a correction in a second e-mail stating, "We have been informed that the best looking guests will be admitted whether they are models or not. Models can bring whoever they want to the event." Great! So we weren't in danger of getting turned away after all! {The Cut}

Is LVMH Getting Lax on Their Designers?: Vanessa Friedman wonders if LVMH's agreement to a Céline Fall 2012 presentation (as opposed to a runway show) and the more intimate location of the Dior couture show this week means that the conglomerate is becoming more sensitive to the pressures high-profile designers face. Is it so shocking that a corporation might consider the well-being of their staff over marketing opportunities? Short answer: yes. {FT}