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Britney drama in Mpls: a broken nail!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Lisa Loveless got the call after 6 p.m. Friday. A "guest" at the Chambers needed an acrylic nail filled ASAP. Loveless, a manicurist at Studio 411 in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis (612-374-1477) ran over to find the broken nail belonged to Ms. Britney Spears. Unfortunately – er, thankfully – the drama ended there.  Britney was quiet and casual in Ugg boots and a t-shirt. She had no entourage in the room, Loveless said, and she attempted a bit of small talk, asking where Loveless works. She sipped a Starbucks and took one call, which seemed to be "family and jokey," Loveless said. She didn't attempt to pay…the hotel handled that. (The concierge asked for a bill; Loveless says she did ok for herself. A fill in the salon is $40). Loveless did note that Britney's nails looked a little beat up from having fakes on and off. Why isn't that surprising?

Could Steve & Barry’s save Lindsay Lohan?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Could Steve & Barry’s save Lindsay Lohan? This was the question I found myself pondering as I spoke to the very poised, straight laced rising star Amanda Bynes, whose new clothing collection, dear by Amanda Bynes, is now at Steve & Barry’s stores. Bynes is 21. She, like Lohan, has been famous since she was a little girl. Her profile rose considerably this summer with her role in hit movie "Hairspray." Now, she’s got another movie coming out and the new clothing line seems to be keeping her outfitted and out of trouble. Of course I had to ask her about Lindsay and Britney. She handled it gracefully, saying she couldn’t comment on them – all she knows is this is a job and one she hopes to hang on to for a long time to come. (Read more in the Monday, Aug. 20 Pioneer Press.)  As for Bynes’ collection – which she, like every celeb, swears she is totally involved in designing (which entails a meeting every two weeks) – it targets a younger shopper than Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bitten. Jumpers, minis, hoodies and skinny jeans. All $20 or less. You’ve got to give Steve & Barry’s its props for continuing to crank out the new collections. However, I must say my Bitten t-shirts have not come through the wash very well. That’s what you get for $7.98. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved