X Marks the Spot for Klein
Never one to shy away from controversial ads, Calvin Klein’s newest campaign asks men all over the world to upload a video of themselves talking about how they’ve marked their spot in the world. The website already features a few Canadians. Visit www.xmarkyourspot.com to upload your video or check out some male eye candy.

Lucci Tell-All
Susan Lucci, the woman who waited years to finally win her first Emmy Award is about to tell-all. The Associated Press reports the longtime star of All My Children — where she plays Erica Kane — will release her memoir next year. It will be published by It Books, part of the HarperCollins family.

Hughes Honour
The Traverse City Film Festival honoured late director John Hughes with its Michigan Filmmaker Award this week. A native of Lansing, Hughes — the creator of films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles — died last year at the age of 59.

The Ghost Writer
Roman Polanski is no longer under house arrest, and next Tuesday his latest film will be released on DVD. The film, about a ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister, stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Canadian siren Kim Cattrall is also in the movie.

Dice Bow-Ties
Want to stand out from the rest of the Mad Men types in your office? Maybe it’s time to roll the dice and take a chance with these unique bow-ties. Made out of real dice, they are sure to make a statement. The company also sells a brooch and ring version mrtalented.bigcartel.com

Playful Cards
Looking for a fun way to tell someone how you feel? Dicky Bird has a collection of playful cards featuring everything from Japanese dolls to Eskimo girls to Little Red Riding Hood. The company is based in Britain, but you can order online. dicky-bird.co.uk

Is Franco for real?
In its Aug. 2 issue, New York magazine asks the question everyone is wondering in its cover story: Is James Franco for real? Writer Sam Anderson follows the grad student around NYU, trying to answer the question, looking at his eclectic career as a blockbuster actor, director, author and strange stint on the soap General Hospital.