Reader Christopher is either excited or repulsed by the following news: Hilary Swank has signed on to produce a movie version of the spectacularly bad Falling Out of Fashion, the first (and hopefully only) novel by Karen Yampolsky, the former executive assistant of Jane Pratt. The book is a thinly veiled and thinly written account of Jane Magazine, specifically the months of transition from Jane to the new (and last) editor, Brandon Holley. Gawker had a smackingly satisfying round-up of the book, which you can read for yourself. Meanwhile, Variety hints that Swank may also star in the movie, which is... um... silly. It's so silly it'll probably make a lot of money.
Hilary Swank To Design Clothing Line
If you thought Hilary Swank was the kind of serious two time Oscar-winning actress who wouldn't become the latest in a never ending chain of celebs to launch a clothing line, think again. Hilary Swank is developing a clothing line, WWD is reporting. Swank is working with DMA Designers Management Agency, the same agency that arranged the collaboration between Amar’e Stoudemire and Rachel Roy, to develop a concept for her collection. Swank's line will reportedly have an athletic bent, given her gymnast background. “Our platform is a contemporary, outdoor, athleisure brand,” DMA co-founder Marc Beckman told WWD. While this news might seem a little out of left field, given that Swank isn't an actress who is particularly known for her style (though we'll never forget the Guy Laroche she wore when she won the Oscar in 2005), there was that head-scratching item last month that she is developing a fashion game show for the CW. Two years ago she signed on to produce a movie version of Falling Out of Fashion, a novel by Jane Pratt's former executive assistant Karen Yampolsky. We've yet to see anything come out of that deal yet but the title is listed in IMDB for 2011. And then let's also not forget that she's buds with Marc Jacobs and has been known to work in his West Village store just for kicks. So maybe Swank is more of a fashionista than we thought.