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RICKY MARTIN’S FOOT FETISH COULD PAY OFF

Ricky Martin recently made headlines (and raised eyebrows!) when he revealed he has a foot fetish and likes massaging and kissing men’s feet, but I think that was  part of a bigger plan: According to an insider, Ricky has been working on a line of comfortable yet stylish shoes for men and timed his foot fetish announcement as a precursor to launching the collection. In the early 2000’s, I can remember when Ricky would visit a building a friend of mine lived in. The street would be blocked and he seemed to have more security detail than the president. A few years ago, I was very excited when he came to my house to do a magazine photoshoot and interview – he even posed for a pic with me and my Wire Fox Terrier Lulu. Fame can be fleeting, and while he’s managed to stay reasonably relevant, my source says Ricky is turning to footwear as a new source of revenue. He’s seen celebrities like Jessica Simpson earn millions from their shoe lines and hopes to mimic that success.

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JANET JACKSON IS ENJOYING HER NEWFOUND HEIGHT

Designer Thom Browne (who happens to be one of our unaffordable favorites) is famous for putting men in skirts and women in preppie neckties and he’s attracted all kinds of celebrities – including Janet Jackson. She wore Thom Browne to the Billboard awards and decorated the front row at his Paris show in an immaculately tailored layered outfit with one short sleeve and one long. Note the outrageously high platform heels – 7 or 8 inches- and the oversize “handbag” as big as a suitcase. The only drawback to Janet’s look is the piled high hair- makes her look like a stern matron in a 1960’s orphanage…

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JENNIFER LOPEZ: ISN’T DRIVING IN LA RISKY ENOUGH?

Nice to see that busy Jennifer Lopez finds time to shop with her daughter Emme- the pair hit the funky end of Melrose Avenue to look for vintage clothing at Jet Rag. Emme has eclectic taste and she’s not all about designer fashion like her mother. However, as Jennifer was getting into her car we were struck by the sight of her 8 inch platform summer shoes. Are they REALLY safe for driving? We can imagine all sorts of bad things happening…any opinions out there?

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TOM CRUISE DOES ALL THOSE STUNTS IN ELEVATOR SHOES!

Tom Cruise may be 58, but that doesn’t deter him in ANY way from doing his own perilous stunts, and he loves the fact that it’s become his trademark. It’s all the more amazing that he’s an action star because he does all that running and jumping in elevator shoes! The 5’7” actor noticed early on that he was shorter than most of his costars and leading ladies, and he sought out the finest height enhancing shoes that money can buy. Now even his sneakers make him taller. (Keep in mind, all his pants have to be the perfect length to disguise the shoes.) Tom had a custom shoemaker in Beverly Hills that could add at least three hidden inches to almost any style shoe, but now that he’s living in the UK, he must have found a special shoemaker there.

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER: TIME MARCHES ON – IN SJP SHOES

How many A-list celebrities do YOU know who would get down on their knees to fit shoes on a customer in a New York shoe store? Sex & the City star Sarah Jessica Parker continues to amaze us as she waits on customers in her SJP shoe store on W 54th Street. Coincidentally (or not) this SJP store is located in the former location of the Manolo Blahnik shoe store that Carrie Bradshaw frequently visited and gushed about on the show. (Sarah fondly remembers filming there – Carrie wore Blahnik shoes to her wedding) Certainly business must have picked up since Sarah started pitching in to work there…

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ALEX RODRIGUEZ ADMIRES THOSE SEXY SHOES

Alex Rodriguez is accustomed to paparazzi following his fiancée Jennifer Lopez and he doesn’t mind because he knows it’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s an opportunity to promote her new shoe collection at DSW. Jennifer seems to wear nothing but sneakers and sexy stilettos – nothing in-between. Today she wore 5 inch heels with clear plastic straps (in the daytime) with her summer dress. Alex made a point of ogling Jennifer’s shoes for the photographer – we bet that shoe will soon be available at DSW… he knows a little publicity is not a bad thing!

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JENNIFER LOPEZ DOESN’T MARRY FOR MONEY

It PAYS to be a workaholic – if you happened to be Jennifer Lopez. Her net worth today is around 400 million dollars- and it’s not all just from music and touring. Remember, she’s also an actress, (over 40 movies) and the film she produced and starred in last year, Hustlers, was a hit. Besides TV, (World of Dance currently) she also has her own fragrance, clothing, and shoe collections. J.Lo posted this photo of herself wearing a pair from her DSW footwear collection because her shoes are now on sale for 50% off. That makes the strappy satin sandals she’s wearing here only $40!

Photo: Jennifer is selling those sandals!

WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT SARAH JESSICA PARKER?

Like Friends star Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker is still enjoying incredible popularity among females, thanks to Sex & the City. She’s in Sydney where she has scheduled a series of seminars for women where she shares her experiences in the business world. Among her successful endeavors is her SJP shoe collection – she is seen here arriving at the David Jones store where she autographed her shoe collection for fans until the store closed.

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BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN AND HIS DEPLORABLE FOOTWEAR

Brian Austin Green gets this week’s award for the unsexiest footwear on a man. He’s in New York promoting- what else- the reboot of Beverly Hills 90210 in which he plays a fictional version of himself. We confess we NEVER would have guessed that his David Silver character would grow up to be a middle aged dad wearing THESE Gucci fur-lined mules! It’s one thing to wear them around the house in Los Angeles, but on TV in Manhattan?

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IS DAPHNE GUINNESS RELATED TO LADY GAGA?

At first glance, we thought this might be Lady Gaga because the shoes looked familiar, but it turns out this is a genuine British eccentric. Daphne Guinness is heir to the beer fortune and she’s a fixture in the UK fashion world for many reasons. She’s been involved with numerous fashion (Karl Lagerfeld) and cosmetic companies both as a model and artistically, and she SINGS. This 51 year old socialite is on all the Best Dressed lists and party invitation lists. Apparently she also has an admirable sense of balance…

Above, Daphne Guinness leaving the Fashion Awards 2018 after party

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