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Model Behavior: Elettra Wiedemann Bids Adieu to Her Oprah Dress




    It wasn't easy for model Elettra Wiedemann to part with the Marni gown she was wearing when she met Oprah, she confessed to Niteside at the bidding launch party of her charity at Christie's over the weekend.

    "That was huge," said the co-founder of charity "One Frickin' Day" about her night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala this past Spring. "I met Oprah in my red Marni dress and she repeated my name back to me, which I thought was amazing.”

    Akon Says He Experienced "Every Male's Fantasy" at Victoria's Secret Show

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    Fresh off performing on the runway with Victoria's Secret Angels at the lingerie line's annual fashion show in Manhattan, Top-40 hit-makerAkon told Niteside at the LAVO after party that he officially accepted the title of "ladies man." (Published Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010)

    The statuesque brunette, a recent bio-med grad, was co-hosting the Friday evening cocktail launch party with fiancé James Marshall, who together founded the charity that asks the kind-hearted to commit a day to a cause. Nick Steele was the charming couple’s latest recruit, and had big-name models donate gowns worn, for well, “one frickin’ day” for an online auction titled "Model Behavior" that benefits health clinics in Rwanda and Haiti.

    The full length, red floral jacquard gown (one of two dresses Wiedemann is donating) worth an estimated $2,200, will be bid on through the Dec. 7 deadline.

    Russell Crowe's On-Screen Son: "He's Just Like a Father"

    [NTSD] Russell Crowe's On-Screen Son: "He's Just Like a Father"
    Nine-year-old movie star Ty Simpkins told Niteside on the red carpet to "The Next Three Days" premiere at the Ziegfield theater Tuesday night what it was like to work with Russell Crowe and the pranks the pair would play on the props guy. The A-list actor plays Simpkin's father who tries to break his wife (played by Elizabeth Banks) out of prison. (Published Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010)

    “It’s almost kind of a blur,” said the model about the “fabulous” night she wore the dress. “There were so many gorgeous people and so many gorgeous clothes. Lady Gaga sang there. I was never really a big fan of Lady Gaga, but now I am.”

    Australian actress Melissa George, designer Francisco Costa and model Anja Rubik were a few of the esteemed guests that sipped wine in Christie’s spacious gallery. The bidding began on open laptops with images of a Valentino dress worn by Kate Moss, a Calvin Klein gown worn by Miranda Kerr, a fuchsia Versace worn by Cindy Crawford and other charitable consignments.

    "Client 9" Director Says Spitzer's Black Sock Affinity Is "A Fiction"

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    Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney dishes to Niteside about politics and sex. "Client 9," about the rise and fall of disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, opened at The West End Cinema in Washington, D.C., on Monday night. (Published Wednesday, July 6, 2011)

    During the first weekend of bidding, a black, one-shoulder Louis Vuitton dress worn by Natalia Vodianova was leading with one bid at $5,000, as was a massage at the Trump Soho with four bids at $175.