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One year ago this week, Emeli Sandé’s first album entered the charts at number one. Twelve months on, Our Version Of Events is enjoying its 53rd consecutive week in the Top Ten – a record for a debut bettered only by The Beatles’ Please Please Me in 1963 – and the woman behind it is a household name.
The Scottish singer-songwriter crowned an exceptional year on Wednesday night by winning two Brits – best female and best album – while her debut was the only album to sell a million copies in Britain last year. She performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games, while next month’s UK tour is a complete sell-out. Strangest of all, the 25-year-old managed to achieve all this without exploiting her sexuality or getting embroiled in a celebrity scandal.
An old-fashioned pop star, she has kept her private life to herself.
With Sandé, it is all about the songs, a virtue emphasized by this week’s release of her first live album. Recorded last November, Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a CD and DVD double-pack that reiterates the qualities that have made the singer pop royalty. It features hits such as Heaven and Next To Me, and wraps her soulful, heart-stopping voice in atmospheric strings and seductive rhythms.With intimate, piano-led songs her forte, the centerpieces are the ballads Clown and River, back-to-back tracks that are simultaneously sad and uplifting. On Clown, she admits to being a novice pianist, but her performance is still mesmerizing.
Other highlights include a haunting take on the Cup Final hymn Abide With Me (as sung at the Olympics opening ceremony) and a note-faithful cover of Nina Simone’s I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.
‘From the age of eight, she’s been my inspiration,’ says Emeli.
As live albums go, it isn’t perfect. Emeli has the soulful voice and songwriting abilities of Simone, but she has yet to acquire the stagecraft that is a hallmark of her other great influence, Alicia Keys. While the New Yorker will fall back on her inner showgirl when she plays a big venue, the naturally reserved Sandé can seem overwhelmed by the occasion.
‘Wow, I’m playing the Royal Albert Hall,’ she says. ‘This is my wildest dream come true — and it’s all happened so quickly.’
Her fans, however, react warmly to her girl-next-door charm, especially when she touchingly dedicates songs to her watching mum, dad and sister Lucy. If the tender, reflective nature of Sandé’s material threatens to make this album slightly one-paced, the singer is inspired in her choices of collaborators, and guest appearances by rapper Professor Green (on Read All About It) and singer Labrinth (on Beneath Your Beautiful) ensure that the energy levels soar at the end of the evening.
Beyond her undoubted artistry, though, what has made Sandé such a star?
The thing that sticks out the most about the singer is how down to earth she still is. In an era of TV-created idols, she offers something different:
The daughter of a Zambian father, Joel, who moved to Britain on a scholarship and now teaches engineering, and an English mother, Diane, from Cumbria, she was raised in a small, conservative village in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
From there, she went not to stage school but the University of Glasgow, where she completed a medical degree, specialising in Clinical Neuroscience.
In the final year of her studies, she spent time in hospital wards meeting patients with spinal injuries and schizophrenia. Had she not taken up music, she would now be a qualified junior doctor.
‘My intention was always to become a doctor,’ she said ‘I specialized in neurology, and I found medicine a real challenge. ‘It was something that was going to stretch me, because I wasn’t just stuck in a research laboratory.’
‘I was in a hospital, and I got to see people at their most vulnerable. Ultimately, though, I wanted to try music.’
There is a touch of steel to Sandé, too, along with the strong work ethic that is a prerequisite for any modern pop star. The singer concedes she was ‘headstrong’ as a child, and, in her teens, she declined a record deal after winning a Radio 1 talent contest, preferring to cut her musical teeth by writing hits for Cheryl Cole and Susan Boyle.
Her approach has won her the admiration of her peers. Jay-Z praised her ‘unique sound’, Rihanna asked her to write a song for her, and Dido, when I interviewed her recently, was quick to acknowledge a singer she sees as a kindred spirit, not least for the fact that Sandé, like Dido.
Even amidst the prying eyes of the paparazzi, she managed to get married to marine biologist Adam Gouraguine in a very private ceremony.
‘I think she’s brilliant,’ Dido told me. ‘It’s voices that resonate with me, and I love hers. She’s the most exciting female artist of the moment. She never gets boring, either, because I don’t know anything about her private life, which is great.’
Sandé herself is already looking ahead, with this live set previewing two songs from her forthcoming second album. The first, Enough, is a big, flowing piano ballad. The second, Pluto, looks more to the Massive Attack-style strings of her debut single Heaven. On the evidence of these, the stunning success of Our Version Of Events is no fluke.
‘You have a duty to be a positive role model, especially when some of your fans are young girls,’ she says. ‘You get 13- and 14-year-olds thinking they have to dress a certain way to get on.
But my inspirations were Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. With them, the music always came first.’
President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods on Sunday as he took a break from work during President’s Day weekend. The unexpected golf pairing came as the President enjoys a ‘boy’s weekend’ away from his wife and daughters, making his decision to spend the afternoon with one of the world’s most notorious philanderers even more pointed.
Though it would be an intimidating round – undoubtedly for both parties – Mr Obama warmed up on Saturday by playing with Woods’ former coach Butch Harmon. After getting pointers from Harmon, Mr Obama must have been feeling good about his game as he played with the Masters’ Champion and Jim Crane, who owns The Floridian Yacht and Golf Club where they were seen playing.
Golf Digest reporter Tim Rosaforte reported that the Commander-in-Chief reported to the club’s driving range at around 11am as he warmed up for the ‘historic’ round with Woods and Crane. No photos of the trio have been released and the president’s normal pool reporter was barred from covering the event, but gossip is flying at the country club as members tried their best to get an insight into how the round was going. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Meeting again: President Obama invited Tiger Woods to the White House in 2009 (pictured) and now the President is traveling to Woods’ neighborhood by going to Florida for the weekendHitting the links: President Obama, seen here playing with former President Clinton in 2011, has played more than 100 rounds of golf during his presidencySpotted: Golf Digest reporter Tim Rosaforte reported that he saw President Obama close to 11amKeeping score: Tiger Woods is rumored to be doing well during the early bouts of the roundPresident Obama is spending the holiday weekend in Florida playing golf (seen here during a trip to Hawaii in 2009)Butch Harmon, pictured with Tiger Woods in 1999, will be working with the president this weekend on his golf swingTranquil: The round is taking place at The Floridian Yacht and Golf Club owned by Jim CraneUpper echelon: Jim Crane, who owns the golf club and the Houston Astros, is a Democratic donor and has played golf with the President twice this weekendFar away: First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters are spending the long weekend in Colorado, as they have the past two years (pictured in 2012)The president walks with daughters Sasha and Malia while on holiday in Waimanalo, Hawaii at Christmas
The Obama girls, shadowed by security, enjoyed the hospitality of wealthy Democratic donors Jim and Paula Crown – and angered other visitors by shutting airspace so they could land their plane. Their trip came as President Obama golfed with Tiger Woods in Florida – a day out that was kept under wraps from the public and the media despite the taxpayer footing much of the massive bill.
In Aspen, Michelle, Sasha and Malia, as well as a few friends, headed to the slopes for all-day private lessons with numerous pro skiers from the Ski and Snowboard School of Aspen, the New York Post revealed. All-day courses with the school cost between $107 and $200 per person, but the White House said the First Family was picking up the tab.
‘The first lady and the Obama daughters are on a private family trip to Colorado,’ a spokesperson said. ‘Personal expenses are being paid for by the Obamas.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Resort: The Obamas took on slopes at Buttermilk Mountain, where the Winter X Games (pictured) are heldGirls’ trip: The Obama girls, pictured in January, took private ski lessons on beginner slopes over the weekend
Marking a month since Barack Obama officially embarked on his second term as President, a selection of candid shots from his inauguration weekend have been released. From Michelle’s new bangs and her stunning inaugural gown to Malia and Sasha’s grown-up looks the intimate photos offer an insight into how the First Family geared up for festivities.
The pictures, some of which have never been seen before, were selected by official White House photographer Pete Souza and uploaded on to Flickr last week. Highlights include a view inside the presidential limousine as Mr Obama and his wife journey through crowds gathered at the inaugural parade in Washington D.C.. The couple are seen laughing in the back seat as they sit side-by-side wrapped up in their winter coats. Another shot captures the President, 51, in a moment of prayer during a special worship service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which kicked off inauguration day. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
In good spirits: The President and First Lady giggle in the back seats of the presidential limousine as they pass by crowds gathered at the inaugural paradeHappy occasion: President Obama and Michelle embrace following the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House while their daughters Malia and Sasha look onDressed for the occasion: Mrs Obama debuted a stunning red gown by designer Jason Wu as she joined her husband onstage for their first inaugural danceAll grown up: As the First Family watch the inaugural parade from the reviewing stand Mr Souza gets a quick shot revealing the cut-out detailing on young Sasha’s dressIt’s snow time: The First Family’s pet dog Bo makes it into the newly-released albumFamily favorite: Obama reaches down to pet Bo the dog before greeting a visitor during an inaugural open daySplash of color: The First Daughters coordinated in bright shades of purple as they watched their father sworn in for his second term as PresidentCheers to another term: The Obamas share a glass of champagne with Vice President Joe BidenMoment of reflection: An image taken St John’s Church in Washington during the inaugural prayer serviceReady for questions: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden participate in an interview prior to the Kids Inaugural Concert at the Walter E Washington Convention Center ion January 19Reunion: Members of the Obama’s extended family from left: Craig Robinson, Leslie Robinson, Avery Robinson, Marian Robinson, Akinyi Manners, Auma Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Konrad Ng, Savita Ng, and Suhaila Ng
The White House has unveiled a new official portrait of Michelle Obama to mark her second term as First Lady. The photograph, shot on February 12th by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy in the Green Room of the White House, shows her with the new bangs she debuted last month on her 49th birthday.
And unlike the last official photo, in which she proudly bared those toned upper arms she is so famous for, this time she wears a sleeved black-and-navy dress by Reed Krakoff. She has also toned down her jewelry – instead of the double strand of pearls there is a single one. Her barely-seen earrings, wedding and engagement rings are the only other accessories.
Mrs Obama’s make-up has definitely been given an update though – while the last portrait was widely-praised when it was released in February 2009, the pearlescent finish of the lipstick now looks dated. Her new photo shows her sporting a bright pink gloss which looks softer and more modern. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Update: Michelle Obama’s new official portrait was shot on February 12th by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy in the Green Room of the White HouseClassic look: The last official portrait, released in February 2009, shows Mrs Obama in a sleeveless Michael Kors dress baring those famously toned upper arms
The White House is circulating a draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for illegal immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years, according to a report published online Saturday by USA Today.
President Barack Obama’s bill would create a ‘Lawful Prospective Immigrant’ visa for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. The bill includes more security funding and requires business owners to adopt a system for verifying the immigration status of new hires within four years, the newspaper said. In response to early criticisms of the leaked proposal, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said on Sunday that Obama meant for the draft proposal to be a back-up plan in case the bipartisan immigration teams in Congress are unable to come up with a bill fast enough.
‘We’ve not proposed anything to Capitol Hill yet,’ McDonough said on ABC’s ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos.‘ ‘We’ve got a bill, we’re doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in Las Vegas, which is we’re preparing. We’re going to be ready.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Fresh hope: President Barack Obama’s bill would create a ‘Lawful Prospective Immigrant’ visa for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United StatesImmigration leader: Obama’s top immigration adviser Cecilia Munoz has been leading the president’s effort to break through years of partisan gridlock and provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of people living illegally in the United StatesHis words: Obama has said he would not submit his own legislation to Congress so long as law makers acted ‘in a timely manner’Opponent: Republican Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, has said that he is opposed to the billObama greeted supporters after delivering remarks on immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas, on May 10, 2011
Pictures finally appeared of President Obama on Monday evening as he headed home to Washington after a relaxing golf weekend which was kept heavily under wraps. The President was on the course on Monday for the third and final day of a Florida vacation with departing US Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the president’s Chicago pal Eric Whitaker and White House aide Marvin Nicholson.
The President had enjoyed a round of golf with Tiger Woods on Sunday – a fact that only emerged by chance after media were banned from attending the event. The traveling pool of journalists who follow the President’s every move were reportedly furious after being shut out of his round of golf and not being allowed on to the club grounds. It has long been a White House tradition that pool reporters cover the President’s rounds of golf and even have the opportunity for a few questions on the course. The President waved after he jogged up the steps of Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport while a White House aide heaved golf clubs and large bags on board. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Back in the swing of things: President Obama waves in the doorway of Air Force One as he departs from Palm Beach International Airport on MondayBags of fun: An aide heaves several golf bags up the stairs of Air Force One after weekend on the course with friendsBack to business: Obama jogs up the stairs of Air Force One upon his departure from Florida heading for D.C.Extra baggage: A White House aide carries the golf bag of Eric Whitaker, Obama’s long-time friend, aboard the plane after their boys’ weekend at a luxury golf resortOn the course: CNN was the only network to air footage of President Obama during one of his golf outings, but it does not appear to be the time that he played with Tiger WoodsUsing his lessons: President Obama spent three days in Florida over the long weekend and was only seen on MondayOne last round: President Obama (seen in the white cap) played an estimated five or six rounds in three daysPicturesque: President Obama never left the grounds of the Floridian golf course during his three-night stayLuxurious: Obama’s entourage rented out all three of the four-bedroom cottages on the grounds of the clubOptions: Since he did not leave the grounds, Mr Obama undoubtedly ate in the course’s gourmet dining roomExpensive: All told, the trip is thought to have cost close to $1 million
The notorious philanderer and Mr. Obama played out a ‘boy’s weekend’ over the President’s Day weekend at the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club and Woods was quizzed at a press conference after a practice round at the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship in Arizona.
‘He’s got amazing touch,’ said Woods. ‘He can certainly chip and putt. If he ever spent — after these four years — spent more time playing the game of golf, I’m sure he could get to where he’s a pretty good stick.,’ said the world’s number two golfer somewhat diplomatically.
Asked if the president and Woods had squared up against each other over 18-holes, the 14-time major winner revealed that Mr. Obama had been his partner in a foursome against U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.
‘He was my partner, and as I said, we won. Playing with Mr. President was pretty cool,’ Woods said. ‘He’s just a wonderful person to be around. We won.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Mutual Appreciation Society: President Obama with Tiger Woods to the White House in 2009 (pictured) – And now after their foursome round in Florida on Sunday Woods had praise for the presidentHome again: President Barack Obama waves to members of the media as walks across the South Lawn of the White House following his arrival on Marine One helicopter on Monday night
David Cameron is encouraging Barack Obama to leave his wife Michelle at home when he attends the G8 Summit in the UK this year. British sources say the Prime Minister wants the summit in June to be WAG-free to ensure leaders remain ‘focused’ on issues like tackling tax avoidance, without the distraction of having their wives and girlfriends in tow.
Diplomats have begun the delicate process of inquiring whether the spouses of the world’s most powerful individuals are happy to be left behind during one of the highlights of the global political calendar. It is being made clear that Samantha Cameron plans to break with G8 tradition and not host a separate program of activities for visiting wives. If the ploy is successful it means that the likes of Michelle Obama and Valerie Trierweiler, girlfriend of France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande, will not attend the summit, being held at the luxury Lough Erne resort in Northern Ireland. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
David Cameron has asked that the leaders of the G8 summit, including Barack and Michelle Obama, leave their wives at homeSamantha will break from tradition and not provide an alternative list of activities for wives and girlfriends of the G8 leadersLeaders such as French President Francois Hollande, pictured with Valerie Trierweiler, may decide to bring their partners anywayTraditionally the partners of politicians are invited to state events, but Mrs Cameron has failed to attend any of her husbands G8 Summits
Robin Roberts has returned to Good Morning America exactly five months after she underwent a bone marrow transplant in her battle against a rare blood disorder. The beloved host was given a raucous welcome by her fellow hosts – and there were even congratulatory messages from the Obamas, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton and actor Bradley Cooper.
Roberts, who took a break from the show as she fought myelodysplastic syndrome, looked relaxed, healthy and proudly displayed her closely-cropped hair as she returned to the co-host’s chair.
‘Hi, it’s Robin, and I’ve been waiting 174 days to say this: Good morning, America!’ she said. ‘I am so full of gratitude. I share this morning, this day of celebration, with everyone.’
‘I keep pinching myself and I realise this is real,’ she said. ‘This is actually happening, and I don’t have my froggy slippers on, or do I?’
Her return, which had been promoted two weeks ago by ABC, was celebrated by the show’s fans as thousands sent well-wishes to Roberts on social networking sites and brandished signs across the country and outside the studio in Time Square. The Obamas also shared in the celebration, welcoming Roberts back with a video message
‘We just want you to know that the whole Obama family – we’ve been thinking about you and praying for you and rooting for you every step of the way,’ the first lady said. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Happy to be back: Robin Roberts looks healthy as she returns to host Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos five months after she received a life-saving bone marrow transplantWelcome message: Michelle and President Obama passed on their best wishes to Roberts in a videoTogether again: Roberts introduced the show and grinned alongside her fellow GMA hostsCelebration: Well wishers waved home-made signs in Time Square to welcome Roberts back to the showCrowds: Fans waved signs outside the studio to welcome Robin back after nearly six months awayPopular: Hosts from ESPN also welcomed back Robin with a special announcementConsiderate: Long-time rivals at the Today show sent a basket of goodies to Roberts to welcome her backTreatment: Roberts was injected with three million of her sister’s stem cells through a catheter in her chestFamous fan: Even Hillary Clinton said she was looking forward to seeing Roberts back on her television
First Lady Michelle Obama showed off her dancing moves during her Friday appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Mrs Obama was a crowd favorite on the NBC comedy show and wasn’t afraid to get physical in front of the New York audience. While in the Big Apple she was also interviewed by Good Morning America host Robin Roberts and health guru Dr Oz, as part of the celebration for the 3 year anniversary of her Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity.
‘In honor of the first lady’s Let’s Move campaign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with their kids, Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama present the Evolution of Mom Dancing,’ the show said in a YouTube clip released on Friday before her appearance aired.
Fallon donned capri khaki pants and a matronly pink cardigan, with white Keds sneakers and a wig, to get into the mood and show off his dance mom moves with Mrs Obama. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Let’s get physical: In a segment called the ‘Evolution Of Mom Dancing,’ comedian Jimmy Fallon, left, danced away with the first ladyOde to B: The comedian, dressed as a typical mom, and Mrs Obama showed off their impression of Beyoncé’s signature All the Single Ladies moveNo shame here: The pair also incorporated typical mom activities, like driving the kids aroundAll in a day’s work: Other featured activities included the ‘Go Shopping, Get Groceries’ moveEarly: The first lady began her busy media day with a stop at the ABC studios of Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America: Mrs Obama was interviewed by Robin Roberts, left, for the ABC morning show. The interview won’t air until next TuesdayHealthy: The first lady and chef Marcus Samuelson, center, cooked some healthy and tasty food options with Robin Roberts on the morning showActive: Mrs Obama wasn’t afraid to let loose with Dr Oz (front left) and a group of schoolchildren during her Friday appearance on his show
She’s currently four months pregnant with her first child, and has understandably hit some bumps on the road to discovering her maternity style. But Kim Kardashian on Friday was the epitome of chic as she made her way to Los Angeles International Airport. The 32-year-old reality star, who’s due in July, looked elegant in a billowing printed blouse, black leggings and her staple: stiletto boots.
‘On my way to Nigeria! Can’t wait!’ Kardashian tweeted to her 17.3 million followers earlier in the day.
For her 21-hour flight, Kim donned the loose-fitting polka-dot blouse and thigh-high boots. It was a major improvement for the E! star whose cleavage was worthy of a Russ Meyer movie earlier that morning at the gym. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Maternity chic: Kim Kardashian nailed it as she left her Los Angeles home for the airport on Friday‘Special platinum guest': The expecting mini-mogul will serve as co-host for R&B singer Darey’s Love Like a Movie concert in Africa on SundaySecret weapon: Kim was accompanied in the LAX terminal by Joyce Bonelli, her eccentric make-up artist and friend since 2005Oops! Pregnant Kim Kardashian appeared to opt against safely securing her growing baby bump with a seatbelt while snapping an Instagram ‘selfie’ in the car on the way to LAX Friday afternoon
Forget a birthday, it’s all about the birthweek as Aston Merrygold enjoyed another night out to celebrate his 25th. The JLS star partied with bandmates Marvin Humes, JB Gill, old friend, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and some other local Essex faces at The Sugar Hut.
And as an extra special treat, Aston was presented with a birthday cake iced with a picture of himself and a microphone on it. Mick Norcross made sure to keep Aston and his part well lubricated, as well as putting in some face time with the birthday boy at his nightclub. But he wasn’t the only TOWIE star in the venue, with Joey Essex, Billie and Sam Faiers popping in to say hello.
Although the girly reality contingent were in the house – and a source claims that Sam was allegedly kicked out of it too – it was all about the boys with Aston tweeting earlier in the day, ‘Done done and done.. Hit the gym and then get ready for lads night out tonight birthday part two! Whoops!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Happy Birthweek! Aston Merrygold enjoys another night out to celebrate his 25thHappy times: Sugar Hut owner Mick Norcross presented Aston with his birthday cakeLad’s night: The JLS star was joined by his bandmate Marvin Humes and old friend Louis Smith, the Olympic gymnastSparkle! Champagne and fireworks made it a special celebrationShall we dance? Louis performs his best ballroom routine on the street outside Sugar HutSmooth: The Strictly Come Dancing winner clearly hasn’t lost his feetLooking good: Aston has the face of freshness after his birthday celebrations with the boysAll about the boys: Marvin leaves pregnant wife Rochelle at home for the eveningLadies man: Mick gets escorted out of his club by some young girlsFlex: Louis Smith wins this gun fight
She isn’t known for throwing diva-like tantrums but Kendra Wilkinson could have won a gold medal for her recent hysterics. The former Playboy model was seen losing her cool as she trained in Los Angeles, California, for new American reality show Splash.
The 27-year-old was left fuming as she appeared to be screaming and shouting at her personal diving trainer Greg Louganis on Friday afternoon. The beautiful blonde was irate and furious over something and clearly wanted to make her point clear.
While Kendra was throwing her toys out of the pram Greg was remaining calm and never lost his cool. The gold medal winning Olympian simply sat back and took the tirade in his stride as an animated Kendra threw her arms out and gestured angrily. At least the reality television star looked good while being mad. The mother-of-one showed off her slender figure in a blue swimsuit and also wore a personalized pink bathrobe which had her name embroidered into the chest. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Losing the plot: Kendra Wilkinson loses her cool as she trains for Splash with Greg Louganis on Friday in Los Angeles, CaliforniaKrazy Kendra: The reality television star was not happy with something and wanted to get her point acrossUpset: While Kendra was throwing her toys out of the pram Greg was remaining calm and never lost his coolKeep calm: The gold medal winning Olympian simply sat back and took the tirade in his stride as an animated Kendra threw her arms outPay attention: Kendra looked good in her blue swimsuit and personalised pink bathrobePleading the fifth: Greg remained calm and didn’t shout at Kendra as she got more and more irritatedMaking waves: The former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner has been hard at work on ABC’s upcoming diving series SplashThe high board: Kendra will appear in Splash next month along with ten other celebrities
One never knows what to expect from a Marc Jacobs fashion show. From the ready-to-wear to the start time, the designer always switches it up which is actually pretty refreshing in an industry where trend is queen. Has anyone ever presented their offerings twice? Well, leave it to Jacobs to break the mold.
He sends the models out first under the light of the set’s giant orb sun which casts a grey light over the designs and the runway, but doesn’t stop there (much to the excitement of buyers and editors) shooting out the looks again with full lights. There’s no way to deny the easy glamour of the season’s pieces, which appear as if a socialite just rolled out of bed.
Polished, retro collared blouses, high-waist briefs, pajama-inspired styling — the Marc Jacobs woman will be decadently dressed for Fall, yet very comfortable. Imagine that! Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
Chelsee Healey may have finally learned that sometimes less is more. The Waterloo Road actress looked much better than she normally does as she stepped out wearing less make-up than usual. Chelsee, 24, was out shopping in Manchester on Friday afternoon sporting her laid back look when she bumped into Marcus Collins.
The former X Factor runner-up was also in town doing rehearsals for his musical Hairspray and was extremely happy to see his friend. No doubt Collins would have complimented Healey on her more natural look as the two chatted away in the street. While Chelsee went with the minimal look for her face, her clothing was as loud as ever.
She teamed a black fur jacket with a pair of jeans and some leopard print fur lined brown boots. The former Strictly Come Dancing star had picked up a number of things during her shopping trip including something from Ann Summers and American Apparel. Despite having her hands filled with new items, however, seeing Marcus was the highlight of her day. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Well done: A make up free Chelsee Healey shows less is more as she steps out sporting the au-natural look in Manchester on FridayFancy seeing you here: Marcus Collins was also in town doing a bit of shopping following rehearsals for HairsprayBest friends: Chelsee was talking to Marcus for quite a while in the street before he jumped in a cabChit chat: Marcus and Chelsee both displayed a loud and wild taste in fashion with some of their choicesDinner for one: Chelsee stopped off in Rice restaurant to pick up some food after a hard day of shopping
Looks like there’s not a club in town big enough to entertain both Chris Brown and Drake. According to TMZ, the two tried to party at the Playhouse Nightclub in Hollywood on Wednesday, but the Take Care singer was turned away because Chris already had a table.
The Don’t Wake Me Up singer was inside celebrating an anniversary party for the clothing brand Popular Demand, and the bouncers knew that Rihanna would be arriving later on. So when Drake showed up at the door around midnight, they respectfully asked him to leave, and he headed off to another bar without incident.
Brown and Drake have a tumultuous relationship, having been involved in a famous brawl at the New York City nightclub W.I.P. last summer where members of their entourage broke bottles and nearly destroyed the place. Last November police revealed they had no plans to file criminal charges over the incident after concluding their investigation. But the singers are now suing each other over the June 14 incident after French model Romain Julien claimed he sustained facial lacerations in the fight.Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Bad timing: Drake was respectfully turned away from a club in Hollywood on Wednesday because Chris Brown was insideIt’s me and my crew: Chris arrived separately from Rihanna, bringing with him an entourage of around 20 peopleHis and hers: Rihanna was spotted wearing Chris Brown’s coat at an airport in Los Angeles on FridayStay away: Rihanna spent the whole night on the opposite side of the room to ChrisWassup? Chris doesn’t look fazed that his purported girlfriend is ignoring him while she parties on the other side of the roomHide me: Rihanna was surrounded by bodyguards as she entered the club without her on-again off-again paramour ChrisHell on wheels: The rapper made sure he arrived and exited the club in style as he steered a metallic grey LamborghiniHappy days: The couple were snapped looking loved-up as they sat in the front row at the Grammy Awards on Sunday
They call it the city of love, but for Selena Gomez, Paris is also the city to get over lost love with your girlfriends. It has been a tough few months for Selena after breaking up with long-term boyfriend Justin Bieber, but the star is getting some much needed girl time thanks to her new film, Spring Breakers.
The singer turned actress jetted into Paris on Saturday with best friend Ashley Benson and their fellow Eurasian co-star Vanessa Hudgens. While officially in town for the French premiere of the independent movie, it was clear that Selena was reaping the emotional benefits of working with her friend.
Despite the long flight, the 20-year-old smiled as she made her way through the crowd, holding on to the Pretty Little Liars actress’ hand. The threesome all star in the new film – which has yet to premiere in America – as college girls who end up in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their spring break vacation. They later find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer, played by James Franco, who wants them to do some dirty work. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Hold my hand: Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson held on to each other as they touched down in Paris attend French premiere for Spring BreakersWalk this way: Selena strode through the airport in dark glasses and hat on Saturday after flying in from Los Angeles, CaliforniaBoho babe: Vanessa Hudgens looked stylish in a large felt hat and a warp cape jacketGood girls gone bad: The threesome all star in the new film as college girls who end up in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their spring breakPopular ladies: The actress’ caused a mob scene as they went out in ParisNo time for rest: The girls went out shopping as soon as they arrivedQuick change: The girls changed their coats but not their outfitsReady to rock: Ashley changed out of her sweats in favor of sexy tight black pants and Converse sneakersCan travel, will shop: Vanessa had her hands full in the sunglasses sectionSilly times: The 24-year-old had the girls laughing hysterically as she pulled different facesOutfit change: Before flying out on Friday Selena went for a more casual look but still managed to flaunt her enviable figure
She might be supermum, but she’ll leave the crime fighting to her son Louie. Sporting a fresh coat of super hero face paint, Sandra Bullock’s toddler gripped tight to his mum’s hand as the pair strolled around Beverly Hills on Friday.
The growing youngster looked excited to show off his red mask and yellow thunderbolt, a tribute to the comic book hero The Flash. Louis kept close to his Academy Award winning mum as he matched his make-up with a fierce snake tee and some camouflage pants. Sandra, who has been tapped as a presenter at next week’s Oscars, wore a feminine khaki blazer and a striped tee over black pencil jeans and matching leather boots.
The 48-year-old star adopted her son two years ago from New Orleans when he was a newborn and after her marriage to Jesse James collapsed. The Blind Side actress had said that adopting her son has changed her outlook on life.
She recently told Extra: ‘If you let a child into your life, you get a second chance at a childhood and you do things you thought were long past.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Super kid: Sandra Bullock spent the afternoon in Beverly Hills on Friday with her son Louis, who was painted up as The FlashLouie to the rescue: The toddler paired his super hero make-up with a snake tee and some camouflage pantsTime to go: Sandra reached out for her son as they left the grassy areaEarlier in the day: The Blind Side actress was spotted in the same outfit, but with her hair in a loose bun
She put on a stunning turn in New York all throughout Fashion Week. But after touching down in Los Angeles on Thursday, Katherine Heigl was back to her casual self again. The actress was spotted out to lunch with her mother Nancy on Friday wearing one of her typically dressed down outfits.
The 34-year-old Big Wedding star looked somewhat mismatched in the ensemble, which consisted of a pair of black waxed jeans tucked into tan knee-high boots. Katherine teamed the items with a baggy blue T-shirt and beige cardigan. She added a floral scarf to give a pop of color, but it clashed with her bright leather boots and garish patterned handbag.
Still the blonde looked pretty with her hair scraped up in a bun and minimal make-up on her complexion. She shielded her eyes with a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses as she and her mother headed back to their car. Her lunch outing comes after Heigl had earlier spent most of her week in New York viewing the up and coming Fall collections. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Back to her casual self: Katherine Heigl was spotted out to lunch with her mother Nancy on Friday wearing one of her typically dressed down outfits after putting on a stunning turn at Fashion WeekMismatched: The 34-year-old Big Wedding star looked somewhat mismatched in the ensemble, which consisted of a pair of black waxed jeans tucked into tan knee-high bootsNatural beauty: Still the blonde looked pretty with her hair scraped up in a bun and minimal make-up on her complexionFabulous in floral: On Wednesday, the star stepped out in a fabulous floral dress paired with neon studded Christian Louboutin stilettos as she attended the J. Mendel fashion show at the Lincoln Center in New YorkJetting in: Katherine arrived back in LA with her mother Nancy on Thursday
In Beverly Hills when you have a birthday, you do not just get presents – you get two of the most of the most famous celebrity children bringing you presents. On Friday Nicole Richie took her adorable children, Harlow and Sparrow, to their friend’s birthday party in the famous wealthy Californian neighborhood.
The ever stylish mother-of-two looked effortlessly chic as she picked the children up from the party. The former reality star turned designer, certainly gave the other mothers a run for their money in the style stakes. Nicole donned a pair of slightly sheer pair of silk fisherman pants with an intricate pattern on them, a black top and a denim jacket.
While the outfit was made out of basic pieces, the 31-year-old gave it an edge in its styling, wearing the jacket buttoned up and it’s collar expertly popped. Hiding her face behind a pair of sunglasses from her own House of Harlow range, Nicole wore little make up and left her shoulder length ombre hair unstyled and messy. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Party fun: Nicole Richie took her children Harlow and Sparrow to a birthday party in Beverly Hills, California, on Friday afternoonNo need for a runway: The 31-year-old looked casual but chicReady to rock: Sparrow is obviously taking inspiration from his punk rocker father Joel MaddenHair raising: The three-year-old has had his locks cut into a mohawkBlankie ballerina: Harlow wore an outfit that was ready to partyTwo is enough: The designer said for now she and Joel, pictured at Disneyland when the children were younger, are not planning to have another baby
There was quite a line-up of pop princesses on the front row at the Julien MacDonald fashion show on Saturday. Pixie Lott, who was accompanied by her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire, found herself placed next to The Saturdays and the starlets made an impact all together.
All six singers had their pins out on display which made quite a sight as they sat in their prime positions at the show at Goldsmith’s hall. Una Healy, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford all appeared fresh faced as they arrived at the afternoon show, despite enjoying big nights out on Friday evening.
While Una and Vanessa spent time partying in the Rose Club and were seen exiting the club looking a little worse for wear while Frankie headed to the May Fair hotel. Rochelle Humes, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Marvin, showed off her baby bump in a tight black dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Fashion goes pop! The Saturdays were seen seated next to Pixie Lott at the Julien MacDonald fashion show on SaturdayBump on board: Rochelle dressed her heavily pregnant shape in a LBDMonochrome maidens: The band looked every inch the girl group in their matching outfitsCute couple: Pixie Lott arrived with her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire at the fashion showFashion first: Vanessa White and Mollie King were seen chatting to Pixie ahead of the showFirm focus on the fashion: As the show began the girls were seen taking pictures on their phoneThey like what they see: The girls eyed up the designers and seemed impressed with the collectionWhat a success! The band were seen toasting the designer with a cocktailQuick wardrobe change: Mollie and Frankie changed their outfits and were see at the Moschino Cheap & Chic show later in the dayShe’s in fashion: Mollie also attended the Issa show with Rochelle, who had covered her baby bump in a sunny yellow dressStriped delight: Pixie swapped her LBD for a monochrome suit
She is about to welcome her first baby into the world with rapper Kanye West and they are currently planning to renovate a new $11m Bel Air home. And it appears that Kim Kardashian is offloading some of her other properties. The reality star was flattered when she recently sold her Beverly Hills mansion to a buyer who wanted all her fine furniture too.
Kim sold her 4,000-square-foot abode for just under $5 million, and the price included every piece of furnishing including couches, mirrors, coffee tables and even the rugs, according to TMZ. The 32-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star bought another house in a pricey neighborhood in January.
Kim apparently wanted a quick sale and didn’t bat an eyelash at seeing her top quality furniture go, even her beloved custom-built vanity dresser, all of it worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. She originally bought the Mediterranean home in 2010 for $4.8 million, so it’s not a stretch to guess that Kim lost money on the deal. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Sold! Kim Kardashian unloaded her five-bedroom Beverly Hills villa for just under $5 million and the price included all the furnitureIt’s a beauty: The Mediterranean villa features lush gardens and a two-story entry wayFully furnished: Every couch, coffee table, mirror and rug and decorative piece, valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, was included in the saleLiving it up: The 4,000-square-foot home boasts several living areas like this one overlooking the poolMaster suite: The bedrooms are large and airy with lots of light, and boast dark hardwood floorsLovely: The wrought iron staircase invites the gaze with its beautiful detailEntertainer’s dream: The outdoor living area boasts a firepit, lush drapery and lots of greeneryPrivate: The gated property sits on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by treesNew digs: Kim and Kanye purchased this princely Bel-Air mansion in January and plan a major renovation
Heidi Klum was soaking up the warm weather in Los Angeles this weekend. The supermodel and mother-of-four was a breath of fresh air in a floral print maxi dress as she hung out at the park with boyfriend Martin Kristen to watch her children’s soccer match.
The 39-year-old beauty took advantage of the warming trend in weather by wearing a sleeveless flowing frock and flat-heeled sandals. Heidi looked years younger with her long loose hair falling around her face and her eyes covered by a glamorous pair of tinted sunglasses.
The happy smile she wore signaled her happiness to be outdoors with the favorite people in her life, her four children, her mother Erna and her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Kristen. The couple looked more in love than ever as they soaked up the sun along the sidelines watching Leni, eight, Henry, seven, Johan, six, and three-year-old Lou kick the ball around. At one point in the game, Heidi and Martin stood up to give the youngsters a definite thumbs up. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
A show of support: Heidi Klum and her boyfriend Martin Kristen gave her children the thumbs up during their soccer gameTeam players: Heidi smiled in approval as her beau gave her son Henry a double high fiveDevoted: Heidi gave her precious three-year-old daughter Lou some extra encouragementWorking mum: Now that she’s busy filming Germany’s Next Top Model, Heidi is determined to spend as much time as possible with her familySeeing eye to eye: Heidi knelt down to comfort Lou in her moment of needDaddy figure: Martin, who worked for Heidi for four years as her bodyguard before becoming her boyfriend last summer, fits in well with the family scenarioFamily outing: After the soccer game, the gang headed out for some lunchTime sharing: Heidi, seen here holding Lou and Henry’s hands, tries to give her children equal attention
She delivered an exclusive performance at the Tommy Hilfiger after-party at Soho House on Wednesday, belted out the Star Spangled Banner to an audience of 150 million on Super Bowl Sunday and sang with Maroon 5 at the Grammys last weekend.
And on Saturday Alicia keys was spotted at an NBA event, gearing up for her half-time performance the following day. The songstress looked thrilled to be spending some quality time with her family as they watched the game, and chatted to director Spike Lee and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal.
The 32-year-old beamed as she sat with her husband, Swizz Beats, and their adorable two-year-old son, Egypt. The singer looked stylish in her casual garb, wearing a leather waistcoat over a striped sweater. She wore her trademark wedge heeled trainers and shielded her eyes with large sunglasses. The star and her family chatted to film director Spike Lee, and legendary ex basketball player Shaquille O’Neal came over and posed for a photograph with their two -year-old son. The singer’s husband, producer and hip hop artist Swiss Beats, handed over little Egypt to the 7’1” giant, and Alicia took a snap on her phone. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Say cheese: Alicia took a picture of her son Egypt Daoud Dean with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal during the All-Star weekend in HoustonFamily time: Alicia Keys, her husband Swizz Beatz and their son Egypt Daoud Dean arrive at skills competition during the NBA basketball All-Star weekend in Houston Texas on SaturdayBig guy: Alicia looks on as legendary basketball player Shaquille O’Neal hands back 2-year-old Egypt after the photographHow about that then? Alicia shows legendary director Spike Lee the picture of her son with Shaquille O’NeilHaving a ball: Alicia chatted and laughter with Do The Right Thing director Spike LeeEnjoying the show: Alicia sat court-side with her fiancée Swizz Beats and their son EgyptDoting mum: Jay-Z and Beyonce played with Alicia Keys’ son EgyptGame on: Beyonce and Jay-Z sit court-side at the NBA All-Star game in Houston, Texas on SundayReunited: The pair both performed at last month’s Super Bowl XLVIIGearing up: ‘Can you believe my crew?! Watch what we do!!!’, the singer tweeted a day before her half time performanceGirl on fire: Alicia Keys performed at the game’s halftimeGirl on fire: Alicia Keys played a medley of her hits as she took the stage at the NBA All-Star game half-time show in Houston on SundayOpening tune: The superstar opened up with Empire State of MindOn her feet: She quickly stepped off the bench and onto the stageHot moves: She was joined on stage by a flock of male dancersCrowd pleaser: Alicia was joined on the court by hundreds of fansMusical medley: Her performance included a reggae version of Girl on FireGirl on fire: Alicia Keys performed at the game’s halftimeGet ready: ‘Rehearsal time for my halftime performance tomorrow at the NBAAllStar Game!!’ Alicia shared with her fansSound check: The singer shared a picture od her in the sound booth, saying: ‘Checking that everything sounds right for tomorrow’s NBAALLlStar Game halftime show. Sounding craaaazzzzyy!!’Looking trim: Alicia posted a preview of her outfit on TwitterTaking a sip: She wrote that she was ‘so excited’ to hit the stageHeadliners: Alicia posted a snap along with fellow performers NeYo and John Legend
Chandra Wilson hopes to make a difference by helping others. The Grey’s Anatomy star faced her own real-life medical crisis when her daughter Sarina was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease three years ago.
Now Chandra is helping to shed light on the condition, also known as cyclic vomiting syndrome, by serving as celebrity ambassador for the organisation CureMito. On Sunday Chandra suited up in her trainers and workout gear for the Kaiser Permanente Rock ‘n Roll 5k Mini Run in Pasadena, California. Chandra, 43, who looked sporty in black track suit and baseball cap, was only too happy to hit the pavement for her 17-year-old daughter and countless others suffering from the disease.
‘As a mother I don’t know anything medical,’ the actress told Blackcelebkids.com last February. ‘My daughter presented something that looked like food poisoning. We went to the emergency room and she was hydrated there and that seemed to be enough. But a month later the exact same thing happened.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Running for a cause: Chandra Wilson suited up to attend the Kaiser Permanente Rock ‘n Roll 5k Mini Run in Pasadena to benefit CureMito, and her Grey’s Anatomy co-star Sandra Oh was there tooClose to the heart: Chandra’s daughter Sarina was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease three years ago. Pictured with co-stars Justin Chambers and Sandra Oh (who are both in interracial relationships)A show of support: Chandra gladly posed with Grey’s Anatomy co-stars Justin Chambers and Sandra Oh at the event, which took place at The Rose BowlWhat a turn out: The event was also attended by Joey McIntyre, Andrea Barber and Sean AstinA head start: Sandra was thrilled to be participating in the marathonCast of characters: The marathon brought out some colorful charactersThe winner! Long distance runner Deena Kastor won first placeFamily first: Chandra, seen here with her children Sarina, Joy and Michael at the Happy Feet premiere in 2006, has worked hard to raise awareness about the disease
Last week she announced the impending launch of her affordable vintage inspired fashion line. And on Saturday, Eva Mendes demonstrated her classic style in a loose fitting full length navy dress as she and a friend grabbed a bite at The Trails restaurant in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.
Eva kept her look casual yet sexy in a blue full length dress and high heeled sandals. The screen star’s full length navy dress had white buttons, and cute pockets at the front with ties. The Miami-born beauty completed her look with beige strappy sandals and a brown leather bag.
She kept her jewelry simple with just a gold necklace. The actress shielded her eyes from the California sun with some large shades. The Hitch star and her friend shared a few laughs as they headed to their car in the Los Angeles park. Many are envious of Eva’s great style, and fans of the star will soon be able to get their hands on a taste of her wardrobe. The 38-year-old has partnered up with New York & Company to create Eva by Eva Mendes, which will be an affordable vintage-inspired fashion line. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Effortless chic: Eva Mendes, 38, grabbed a bite with a friend at The Trails Restaurant in Griffith Park, Los Angeles on SaturdayStylish lady: The Hitch actress is launching her own vintage inspired clothing line this fallStyle guru: fans will soon be able to get their hands on a taste of the star’s wardrobeSummer chic: Eva kept her look casual yet sexy in a blue full length dress and high heeled sandalsWorking it: The Hitch actress smolders on the red carpet
She found fame as a blonde bombshell in Nineties cult film 2 Days In The Valley. And it appears Charlize Theron is anxious to get back to her lighter look following a recent stint as a brunette.
The 37-year-old was snapped with freshly dyed locks while out shopping with her mother and son on Saturday at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. The South African beauty offered a peek of newly dyed platinum blonde hair under a white beanie as she made her way to her car. The Prometheus star shaved off her trademark flowing blonde locks for her role as Furiosa in Mad Max 4.
Once filming wrapped, her buzz cut started to show dark roots as it grew back, leading to speculation that the actress was in fact a natural brunette. But blonde must be where the Oscar winner feels most comfortable as she wasted no time in hitting the dye bottle. The former model looked stylishly casual as she spent a leisurely morning shopping with her mother Gerda and her baby son Jackson. The 5ft 10in star wore light blue ripped jeans folded above the ankle and a loose-fitting navy-and-white striped top. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Bottle blonde: Charlize Theron sported newly dyed platinum hair while out shopping with her mother and son on Saturday at Barneys New York in Beverly HillsDemure: The star seemed hesitant to put her newly dyed hair on full display, opting to cover up with a slouchy white beanieHurry up and grow: The Monster star is impatient for her hair to grow back, and is said to be using special products to aid the processFamily time: Charlize spent a leisurely morning shopping with her mother Gerda and adopted son JacksonDoting grandmother: Gerda held her grandson close as the threesome made their way to their parked carTo brown and back again: The famous actress sported a brunette buzz cut last week at the Berlin International Film Festival
Kris Humphries is allegedly willing to risk his career over his divorce battle with Kim Kardashian. The Brooklyn Nets basketball player’s team is on track to score a place in the 2013 Playoffs, which run from April 20th to June 20th, and he is said to be willing to miss the games in order to face his estranged wife in court on May 6th.
A source close to the 28-year-old athlete, who is on a two-year contract worth $24 million, told gossip website TMZ.com that Kris has already decided he will skip the Playoffs if the trial, which could last two or three days, clashes with a game.
The sports star is keen to have their 72-day marriage annulled on the grounds of fraud, insisting Kim only married him for publicity on her show ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, but was advised against the decision by his former attorney Marshall Weller. However, Mr. Waller has since quit the trial and Kris has hired out-of-state lawyer Lee Hutton to help on the case, but will need another Californian representative on board. Their split has been dragging on since October 2011. The former couple got engaged the previous May after just six months of dating. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Bigger clash on his hands: The Brooklyn Nets player could risk his career to get a divorce form his estranged wifeDrawn out process: Kim announced their relationship was over on October 31 2011Moved on: Kim is now pregnant with Kanye West’s baby
Eliza Dushku knows how to get revenge – if you do not win top honors make sure you are at least the best looking. The actress shined on the red carpet for the annual Streamy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday.
Recognizing online video and only streamed on the net, the event may have not been Hollywood’s biggest but the former Buffy star made sure to look her best. The 32-year-old took to the red carpet in a unusual high-necked red and gold paisley patterned dress.
The dress – which was made of a shinny fabric – was tight from neck to waist and then flared out in a short ice skate-style skirt which showed off the star’s slender but toned legs. Letting the dress speak for itself, the brunette beauty wore no jewelry bar a simple ring and teamed it with patent black round-toe pumps. Eliza walked the carpet solo without long-time partner Rick Fox – the pair have been dating since 2009. The actress was nominated for a Streamy, as they are known, for best guest appearance in online series Leap Year. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Figure flashing: Eliza Dushku wore an usual high-necked dress to the Streamy Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood on Sunday
Pointedly perfect: True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten and internet personality Justine Ezarik presented a StreamyClassic pose: Talk show veteran Larry King hammed it up for photographers at the eventTrekie for life: George payed homage to the series that made him a starCrime not to show them off: NCIS star Pauley Perrette flashed some serious leg on the carpetGleeful: Glee stars Josh Sussman and Lauren Potter were each others dates for the eventChampion coach: Fellow Glee star Dot Jones who plays the school’s coach joined Josh and LaurenPop your collar: Lance Bass wore an open collared shirt and a grey suitMakeover not needed: Extreme Makeover’s Ty Pennington mixed it up wearing jeans with a vest and jacketIce, Ice Baby: Vanilla Ice rocked the stage performing his classic songPretty in purple: Switched At Birth star Vanessa Marano wore a vintage inspired purple gown
They are on opposite sides of the country. But that doesn’t mean Coco can’t indulge in some racy banter with her husband Ice T, who turned 55 on Saturday, February 16. And the reality stars made it public as they shared photos of themselves on Twitter. Peepshow star Ice T was first as he posted a shirtless photo on Twitter showing him flexing his muscles in his living room.
Along with the photo, the rapper-turned-actor tweeted: ‘I’m 55 today. “I’ve been your age.. You’ve never been mine.. Pay Attention.”‘
An hour later Coco played the same game, with a particularly racy tweet. It showed her sitting on the edge of a couch in her dressing room while displaying her curvy figure in lacy blue brassiere and panties. Completing her skimpy outfit were a sparkly pair of beige fishnet stockings and beige platform high heels. Wearing a black and pink cap emblazoned with her name on front, Coco posed in a way that she obviously thought was seductive while holding a glass filled with candy. The 33-year-old burlesque queen is currently starring in the Las Vegas adult revue after pregnant Holly Madison left late last year.
‘1 of my costumes n my show minus the hat.Come see me play LiL BoPeep in @LVPEEPSHOW U won’t be sorry,’ Coco wrote in the caption that accompanies the picture. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Peek-a-boo: Coco Austin posted this picture of herself in her Bo Peep costume on Twitter, clearly rivaling a photo that her husband Ice-T tweeted earlierMr Sexy! Ice-T showed off his muscular frame in his own Twitter picture on Saturday, writing, ‘I’m 55 today. “I’ve been your age.. You’ve never been mine.. Pay Attention”‘Endearing: Coco made herself comfortable on Ice-T’s lap ahead of her Peepshow performanceFlashy couple: After 11 years of marriage, Ice-T must know that Coco is a show-stopper
They are one of the most coveted boots of the winter season. And Halle Berry rocked a pair of Isabel Marant Milwauke studded suede and leather ankle boots as she strutted through Los Angeles airport with fiance Oliver Martinez on Sunday.
The 46-year-old actress tucked the trendy footwear into a pair of figure-hugging leather pants which displayed her enviable legs. The Catwoman star continued the rock chic look by toting a studded leather bag and wore a knitted navy top which displayed a black tank top underneath. Worn by the likes of fellow A-listers, including Miranda Kerr, the Milwauke boot doesn’t come cheap with it’s $1,495 price tag.
The footwear features cowgirl-inspired studs and a bracelet-style adornment at the front. Halle and Olivier seemed in good spirits as they made their way through the terminal. It is unknown where they were going, but this time they were without Halle’s daughter Nahla, four. The youngster it seems is currently in the care of her father, Gabriel Aubry. The Canadian model was snapped holding the little girl’s hand after picking her up from school on Friday afternoon in Beverly Hills. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Those boots were made for walking: Halle Berry rocked a pair of Isabel Marant Milwauke studded suede and leather ankle boots as she strutted through Los Angeles airport with fiance Oliver Martinez on SundayHell for leather: The 46-year-old actress tucked the trendy footwear into a pair of figure-hugging leather pants which displayed her enviable legsRock chic: The Catwoman star continued the rock chic look by toting a studded leather bag and wore a knitted navy top which displayed a black tank top underneathRare smiles: Halle and Olivier seemed in good spirits as they made their way through the terminalWhere’s Nahla? It is unknown where the couple were going, but this time they were without Halle’s daughter NahlaHand-in-hand: The couple later held hands as they walked through the terminalLeading the way: Olivier lead the way as they headed through the crowd
Sandra Bullock’s little boy covered a lot of ground getting to Charlize Theron’s house. Tottering along and clasping his yellow toy truck, Sandra’s three-year-old tot Louis was the picture of cuteness.
Sandra stepped out on Sunday with Louis in tow to attend a party at pal Charlize’s home in posh Beverly Hills. Holding a prettily wrapped gift bag in one hand, Sandra held on tight to Louis’ hand as they trotted down the sidewalk towards the Prometheus star’s property. Louis tried really hard to keep up with his mum and he was doing a good job too.
It looked like Louis had some fun playtime in store with Charlize’s toddler son Jackson, whom she adopted from her native South Africa last year. Louis was dressed sporty for the occasion too, wearing blue jeans, navy long-sleeved top with checkerboard design and mini trainers. Sandra was swathed in a flowing black maxi dress and a black tie-dye cardigan, and concealed eyes behind large-frame sunglasses. The 48-year-old star seemed happy to see Chelsea Handler, who was also a guest. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Party time! Sandra Bullock took her toddler son Louis, three, to a party at friend Charlize Theron’s house in Beverly HillsMini marathon: Louis did a great job keeping up with his mum Sandra as they walked to the bashI’ve got you! Sandra clasped Louis’ hand while carrying pretty presentsToys are us: Louis even brought his yellow toy truck to share with Charlize’s son JacksonHeavy load: Sandra was the one who looked a bit tiredCarry on: At one point, Sandra hoisted little Louis in her arms, which made him immensely happyComfort first: Sandra was casually dressed in a flowing black maxi dress and black tie-dye cardiganLook who’s here! Sandra arrived at the same time that Chelsea Handler did, and the two looked thrilled to see each otherForgetting something? The funny woman turned up without a gift or a child for that matterNot long now: Sandra crouched down with Louis as they waited to go into the partyNice break: Sandra is enjoying some down time, having completed two films back to backShopping up a storm: Charlize, her mother Gerda and son Jackson were seen shopping at Barneys on Saturday
What better way to cure a broken heart than an all-expenses paid weekend away with the girls? Selena Gomez eased her pain following the breakup of her relationship with Justin Bieber by having fun with her Spring Breakers co-stars.
And the foursome certainly seemed to be having a blast as they posed for photos in Paris. Living it up with Selena were her co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson. The petite quartet waved to a mass of loyal followers that had gathered under their hotel balcony in the city of love, and they worked the crowd, smiling and waving to their loyal fans.
It has been a tough few months for Selena after breaking up with long-term boyfriend Bieber, but the star is getting some much needed girl time thanks to her new film. The stars of the forthcoming movie all wore very different outfits, with Selena opting for a retro boho look. The Disney star wore a white kaftan, and accessorized with a thin headband, worn in a style reminiscent of the sixties. High School Reunion star Vanessa opted for classic glamour in a lilac full length formal dress with a grecian style ruched neckline and unusual waist detail. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
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Spring Break: Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson waved to their fans from their balcony at Bristol Hotel in Paris on SundayGirl time: Vanessa, Selena and Ashley pose in front of the Eiffel TowerOne for the album: The trio became friends while filming Spring Breakers in the cityHello fans: The Spring Breakers stars came out on to the balcony of their Paris hotel to wave to their loyal followers who had gathered belowIs it really them? The crowd stares up in wonder at their idols. Spring Breakers is released in MarchSightseeing: Ashley Benson was spotted checking out the sights in the French capitalMe time: Ashley went on an earlier outing by herself to ensure she saw all of the cityOh hi: The star caused quite a stir when she stopped to pick up coffeeBeach babes: the stars of Spring Breakers spend most of the movie in their bikinis, something that didn’t bother SelenaHot nights: the girls star in the new film as college girls who end up in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their spring break vacation
Breaking up with somebody is hard enough. But when your protective and outspoken sisters get involved, emotions are bound to end up overloading and causing more problems. That was exactly the case for Rob Kardashian on the latest episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami as his siblings tried to help him deal with his split from singer Rita Ora.
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe chimed in as Rob and Rita embarked on a Twitter war and tried to give him advice. They told Rob he needed to cut communication for a while.
Eldest sister Kourtney warned: ‘She’s the one that’s in the wrong but she’ll probably try to make it like you’re in the wrong.’
Kim shared her opinion: ‘Don’t post anything else. Everyone has problems,’ but Rob makes the point that he doesn’t want to leave it as it is because fans will think he has been spiteful.
‘I don’t want people to think I’m being a bitch,’ he shared.
Kim thinks being nasty is not the answer, sharing with the camera that: ‘Ever since Rob has broken up with his girlfriend he has been dating all these girls that I don’t think are his type.’
Then things turn serious when she calls her mother to spill details of the rude conversation they had. She told Kris Jenner about him asking if Kanye will do a song with his friend. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Sibling clash: Kim Kardashian had an argument over the phone with brother Rob in the latest episode of Kourtney & Kim Take MiamiFull of anger: Rob said he wished her sex tape would haunt her foreverText stress: The fall out came after Kim rejected his request for Kanye West to do a song with his friendSo sorry: He called to apologize while she was having dinner with the rapperOne night stands: Rob acknowledged that he was seeking comfort in women that were not ideal for himWilling to change: Rob recognized that he was lashing out at his loved ones over his insecuritiesNo sibling rivalry: Kourtney and Kim then supported him at his Neiman Marcus sock line launchTouchy feely: Khloe deemed Scott’s flirting inappropriateBoob brush: Khloe shouted at Scott after he touched her chest areaSisterly advice: Khloe called Kim to express that Lamar wouldn’t like itA confession to make: Eventually Khloe told the group about Scott’s ways at dinnerNo comment: Kourtney didn’t seem to respond and carried on eating her foodChild factory: Scott joked that she didn’t mind because she just sees him as a baby making machineA gift from me to you: Kim surprised her sister by giving her a dream Miami homeFit for a family: She had secretly signed the lease so Kourtney would feel more comfortable in the cityA pleasant look on her face: Kourtney was delighted with the gesture
It was a weekend of outdoor activities for Heidi Klum and her adorable brood as they made the most of California’s warm weather and hit the beach for a Sunday bike ride.
With her bodyguard turned boyfriend Martin Kristen by her side, the supermodel smiled her way through the perfect family Sunday on Santa Monica’s famous boardwalk. As she strolled along with her partner, her mother Erna pushed her youngest, three-year-old Lou, in the pram behind her while the other three children raced around on their bikes and scooters.
The boys, Johan, six, and Henry, seven, were quick to leave their family in search of adventure, but Leni, eight, stayed close to her mother hoping off her bike to stroll between Heidi and Martin. Los Angles is quickly leaving winter behind, but it seems the 39-year-old is not quite ready to shed her warmer clothes. For the family’s outing, the German stunner donned long black silk pants with a white print, a black T-shirt with large white polka dots and covered up with a long woolen coat and scarf. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Family fun day: Heidi Klum and boyfriend Martin Kristen took her children, Henry, Johann, Leni, pictured, and Lou to Santa Monica Boardwalk in Santa Monica, California, on SundayBig operation: The couple had to join forces to get the kids and their bikes and scooters unpackedMummy’s girl: While the boys went off to find adventure eight-year-old Leni stayed by her mum’s sideHands on: Martin has devoted himself to the children since his and Heidi’s relationship turned romanticShowing off his skills: Henry carefully balanced on a narrow rail, putting on a show for his motherBig weekend: On Saturday the entire clan had soccer games on in Brentwood, California
In 2012, Nigerian fashion designer Duro Olowu‘s collaboration with JC Penney hit the fashion news wire. Months later, we got our first viewing of the lookbook for the debut collection and now we get to see the ad campaign. The collection, which also features Nigerian supermodel Oluchi Orlandi poses in the ad campaign, will be available in stores nationwide in March 2013.
Watch the video for the campaign below:
By now, we all know what to expect from a Mary Katranzou show. We brace ourselves for dizzyingly beautiful prints, miraculously worked to actually look flattering on a body. But this season, we were in for something a little different.
We did get the dazzling prints Katrantzou is known to produce, but this time around, the designer eschewed her busier aesthetic, instead exploring more subdued facets of the digital print realm. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
She was one of the most high profile stars to grace the front rows of New York Fashion Week. But Zoe Saldana was clearly pining for her rescue dog Mugsy, as she rushed to pick him up from his sitter as soon as she touched down in LA on Sunday.
After a hectic few days dashing from show to show, the Star Trek actress looked happy to be back in her home town, dressing down in a baggy grey dress and going completely make-up free. Clearly one of her main priorities, Zoe made a beeline to her dog-sitter after arriving back in town, keen to get her hands on her pet pooch. Smiling as the little fella bounded out of the house, the A-lister then picked him up and carried him all the way to her car while inspecting him.
The 34-year-old, who recently split from Bradley Cooper, only adopted the rescue home dog in December, tweeting a picture of him to all of her followers. Obviously very attached to her little pet, Zoe clutched him tightly to her as she wandered along the road, looking like she’d been having withdrawal symptoms. Looking a far cry from her Fashion Week image, the actress was decidedly dressed down for her day out in LA, drowning her tiny frame in the loose-fitting dress, clinched in at the waist with a belt. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Picking up her beloved pooch: After arriving back in LA after New York Fashion Week, Zoe Saldana collects her rescue dog Mugsy from his sitter on SundayMaking friends: The A-lister’s dog makes a canine friend as they leave the sitter’s houseDressed down look: The Avatar actress looks a far cry from her Fashion Week image in a baggy grey dress and no make-upKeeping him close: Zoe seems happy to be reunited with her rescue dog, clutching him tightly as she carries him to her carLeading the fashion pack: Zoe was sitting front row at the Michale Kors show just a few days before
He gained a disappointing track time during his first stint on the Top Gear test track in 2007. But Lewis Hamilton made sure to show them how it’s done as he returned to the BBC Two show on Sunday night for an attempt at the Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car lap record in the hope of becoming the fastest professional on the circuit.
Smashing fellow Formula One star Sebastian Vettel’s previous record of 1 minute and 44 seconds, the 28-year-old sportsman managed to lap the circuit in a Suzuki Liana in an impressive time of 1 minute and 42 seconds. Hamilton previously appeared on the show back in 2007, but the wet conditions on the day meant he wasn’t happy with his lap time.
After hearing his winning time announced, he said: ‘Wow, holy crap. I’m surprised.’
With the star humming as he made his way around the track, host Jeremy Clarkson commented: ‘You weren’t even concentrating.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Champion: Lewis Hamilton returned to Top Gear on Sunday night for a second attempt at the Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car lap recordShowing them how it’s done: The Formula One ace managed to lap the circuit in a Suzuki Liana in an impressive time of 1 minute and 42 secondsTop of the leaderboard: The 28-year-old sportsman topped the previous winning time set by Sebastian VettelSecond time lucky: Hamilton told Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson that he was shocked to have topped the leaderboardThat’s better! The star was much more satisfied with his efforts the second time around after first appearing on the show in 2007He’s back: Lewis Hamilton has returned to Top Gear to beat his previous time on the trackFormer record: Last time he was on the show, in December 2007, he lapped the Reasonably Priced Car in 1:44.7Funny: During his previous attempt the track was wet which let him down somewhatFirst go: Lewis looked ready for action back in 2007 as he took to the track
Matthew Williamson eschews his signature form-fitting silhouettes and over-the-top embellishment for a much more refined look for Fall 2013. His quintessential brights and bohemian flair are still at play, though given a new modern spin with roomy coats, knee-length peasant skirts, covered skater dresses, and more.
Fashion is all about reinvention and with more than fifteen years in the game, this design change is a bit unexpected, but definitely welcome. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
It was a big deal for the Kardashians – the moment one of their own made the leap from reality star to a TV personality with a real job. But after just one season sources claim Khloe Kardashian has been fired as a host on the X Factor, following a disappointing reception.
‘They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,’ an insider confirmed to the New York Post. A spokesperson for the X Factor refused to confirm the report, instead stating simply: ‘The producers have not yet made the talent decisions for this year.’
Despite her wide popularity as a star on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe came to the X Factor with no hosting experience. Her lack of training showed as she occasionally appeared nervous and unsure of how to act in front of the cameras. The live show format was challenging for an inexperienced host, meaning links could not be re-recorded and Khloe’s comments were out unedited. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
It’s over: Having failed to win over viewers Khloe Kardashian, left, will not be returning to the X Factor, but her co-host Mario Lopez will beOoops! Khloe caused a sensation on Twitter on her first show when her sheer blouse exposed her nippleFailed to hit the spot: Khloe’s antics included sitting herself on Simon Cowell’s lap during a live show and asking if he was excitedHer first big role: But Khloe, seen with her co-stars on the X Factor, will not be back for moreMoving on: Khloe out in Los Angeles earlier this month
Salma Hayek proved she’s no shrinking violet as she attended a London Fashion Week show on Monday. The actress, 43, picked the perfect shade of purple to attend the Christopher Kane show with her husband of four years Francois-Henri Pinault, 50.
The billionaire wore a coat in a matching color to ensure they made a suitably fashionable pair. Salma looked elegant in her velvet frock with its black band around the waist that both flattered and accentuated her voluptuous curves. She finished off the stylish ensemble with a simple pair of T-strapped pointy black heels and black handbag and fedora hat.
Her love of fashion is evident, for Salma continues to be a dominant presence in the fashion world. It doesn’t hurt that Francois-Henri is the owner of several businesses, including luxury fashion brands Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Gucci. Being married to the fashion tycoon practically guarantees Salma unlimited access to the world’s top fashion houses and a front row seat at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week last month. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Divine in velvet: Salma Hayek was lovely in her purple frock as she attended the Christopher Kane show during London Fashion Week on MondayIn good company: Salma was joined by her husband, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault for the event at Cannon PlaceSo stylish: Salma looked chic as she arrived in Paris last month with daughter Valentina, five; Salma has made the City of Lights her home since marrying Francois-Henri on Valentine’s Day, 2009
She’s famous for playing tough women onscreen. But when it comes to her son Jackson, Charlize Theron shows a decidedly softer side. The actress, 37, was snapped kissing and cuddling the one-year-old while out and about shopping with her mother Gerda on Saturday in Beverly Hills.
The trio stopped by Children’s Place and Niketown, likely shopping for some birthday gifts for the little boy, who celebrated his first birthday party the following day. The former model was a doting mum, laughing and cooing as she placed a protective hand on the little tyke’s back while her mother Gerda held him close.
At one point the Prometheus star lent in and gave Jackson a cuddle as they walked, causing him to stick out his tongue and giggle, clearly loving the attention from his mum and grandmother. The South African beauty was also seen holding her son’s hand as he took a few teetering baby steps. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
What a cutie: Jackson giggled as his mum Charlize Theron cuddled him while out shopping on Saturday in Beverly HillsBaby steps: The one-year-old takes a few tentative steps while his famous mum holds him steadyWhat’s that mummy? Charlize’s adopted son looks in wonder at something as he shops with his mum and grandmotherTo brown and back again: The famous actress sported a brunette buzz cut last week at the Berlin International Film Festival
Having seen what fame did to his father you might expect Prince Jackson to shun the spotlight. But the 16-year-old has followed Michael Jackson into showbusiness with his appointment as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
The role is certainly a step up from the usual first jobs of delivering papers and washing cars. Prince will talk to celebrities for the show, with his first interview with Oz The Great And Powerful stars James Franco and Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi set to be screened this week.
‘I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor,’ he explained.
The teen told ET: ‘I’ve been raised around stuff like this so it was different being the interviewer instead of the one being interviewed.’
During the interview Prince refers to his late father, when he is complimented on his maturity. ‘That’s what most of my people say,’ he responds. ‘That was all thanks to my dad. He raised me right.’
And it also seems younger sister Paris is following in her father’s musical footsteps. The 14-year-old tweeted a picture of herself strumming an electric guitar at her home on Sunday, captioning the snap ‘“#bass #jammin #music.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
His first job: Prince Michael has been appointed as Entertainment Tonight’s special correspondentAs they were: Prince with his father Michael Jackson in 2009, shortly before his deathFollowing in her father’s musical footsteps: Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris tweeted a picture of herself strumming an electric guitar at her home on SundayNew style: Over the weekend, Paris shared an image that showed her with a pixie-style haircut in jet black
Chrissy Teigen has admitted that she has ordered four bridal gowns for her wedding to John Legend. The 27-year-old model, who has yet to choose a venue, says that her inability to prioritize is delaying the ceremony.
‘I have four wedding dresses at this point and no location,’ Ms Teigen told New York Magazine at a launch party last week. ‘They’re not here yet, but they will be,’ she said of the gowns, several of which are from Vera Wang. ‘And it’s going to be really sad. If you need any, let me know.’
The model and her Grammy-winning fiance are the stars of Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry, a new reality show that follows the couple as they choose their wedding menu. But with a lack of venue and date for the ceremony, plans still remain tentative.
‘We were going to get married in Tennessee at a beautiful farm,’ explained the brunette beauty, ‘but we overhauled it.’ She admitted: ‘I can’t ever make up my mind.’
And apparently Mr Legend, 34, is equally bad at making decisions when it comes to the wedding.
‘He doesn’t care,’ she said. ‘The worst part is he won’t look at my dresses and tell me if he likes them. He refuses to see them.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Cute couple: The model and her fiance John Legend have been engaged for over a year, but they are still unsure when and where they will hold their weddingThe look of love: Legend stared adoringly at his wife-to-be
She just endured a 20 hour flight after jetting to Nigeria for less than a day. So it was no wonder Kim Kardashian looked exhausted as she touched down at LAX airport on Monday. While she had a full application of make-up applied to her visage, the pregnant star appeared sleepy-eyed as she walked through the terminal.
The 31-year-old reality star kept her bump hidden beneath a simple white shirt which she teamed with black pants. But she did manage a smile for the cameras, perhaps glad to be home. Following her controversial trips to the Middle East and the Ivory Coast earlier this year, the reality star headed to Nigeria on Sunday.
The 32-year-old tweeted: ‘Just landed back home! 20 hrs of flying. No big deal.’
Despite staying less than a day in the city of Lagos, she was paid a reported $500,000 for her fleeting visit, angering some commentators in the African country.The mother-to-be was billed to ‘co-host’ the Love Like A Movie event with African R’n’B crooner Darey Art-Alade, for which tickets cost N100,000, or $640. But according to local reports Kim stayed at the event for 45 minutes, making a 45-second statement on the microphone. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
45-second host: Kim is reported to have only made an appearance for 45 seconds and paid $500,000Co-hosts: Kim is pictured with Nigerian R&B singer Darey who organized the eventPicture perfect: Kim looked curvaceous as usual in a mini black leather dressSmile: Kim smiled as she posed for the camerasFans: Even when flanked by beautiful woment, the reality star still managed to shineReady for bed: Kim Kardashian arrives home from Nigeria looking tired after her brief stay in the African countryHiding her bump: A fresh-faced Kim wore a white shirt that covered her pregnancy curvesLukewarm reception: Not everyone was happy about Kim’s well-paid trip to Nigeria
After signing up for celebrity diving TV show Splash, both stars were certainly aware they would be flashing a fair bit of their enviable figures in a variety of bathing suits and diving attire.
And famous participants Katherine Webb and Kendra Wilkinson were confidently showing off their curvaceous figures during practice for the show on Monday. It was very much a case of battle of the bathing suit babes as the stars flashed the flesh in revealing swimming costumes.
Former Miss Alabama Katherine had the edge in the sexy stakes in her purple low cut monokini which featured side cut out panels and purple lacing. Kendra’s black and gold suit showed off her famous Playboy curves but was a little more modest in comparison to her rival. The smiling Katherine seemed to be in good spirits as she showed off her new diving prowess by the pool. She left her brown hair loose around her shoulders, while Kendra tied her blonde locks up in her usual ponytail. The blonde bombshell later changed to practice in a blue and black wet suit. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Covering up: Kendra swiftly kept warm and covered her ample curves with a magenta robeGetting ready to go: Katherine showed off her newfound skills in the pool on MondayMuch more demure: Pouting Kendra later practized her dives wearing a blue and black wetsuitReality star: Katherine has gone from beauty queen to TV personality in the past few months
In what appears to be a sneak preview of her new vintage fashion line, Eva Mendes went shopping on Sunday in a pretty lavender dress. It was the second time in two days the other half of Ryan Gosling strolled around wearing a retro style.
The 38-year-old announced last week that she has partnered up with New York & Company to create Eva by Eva Mendes, which will be an affordable vintage-inspired fashion line. The purple frock, which appeared to be a play on the 1970s peasant dress look, had slightly puffed three quarter sleeves that Eva rolled up; it also featured a belted cinched waist.
Despite a billowy bottom, Eva’s famous curves could still be seen as she parked her car on a Los Angeles street and entered a furniture store. She paired the dress with a pair of beige platform sandals, the same ones that she wore the day before with yet another vintage look. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Working it: Eva Mendes went for a shopping trip in Los Angeles Sunday wearing another vintage inspired dressWait for me! Eva left her dog in the car while she went furniture shopping
With genes as good as Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla, the sky’s the limit for her future. Actress, model – circus performer? The four-year-old was seen trying out the later on Monday as she jumped with glee on a trampoline bungee ride offered by the Trapeze School at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles.
Halle was bursting with pride as her little girl bravely suited up in the bungee and kicked up into the air. Nahla is the only daughter of the Monster’s Ball actress and Canadian model Gabriel Aubry. The youngster was dressed in a trendy black jumper with a pink skeleton logo on the front.
Underneath a pair of denim shorts, the pretty girl wore warm rose-colored tights. On her feet were a pair of sturdy construction-like boots. Halle was equally trendy with a black shirt and burgundy scarf wrapped around her neck for warmth. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Up, up, and away: Halle Berry looks on with pride as her daughter Nahla bravely jumps on a bungee ride at Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles on MondayProud: Halle was bursting with pride as her little girl bravely suited up in the bungee and kicked up into the airWatchful mama: Halle at times appeared nervous to see her little girl fly up in the air
They are not known for being shy when it comes to expressing the most intimate details of their lives, but Kim Kardashian went into overshare mode on Monday night’s episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. During a photoshoot for UK Cosmopolitan magazine, Kim and Khloe discussed filling out the magazine’s questionnaire and in particular what Kim would do if she was a man for the day.
‘If I was a man, I would want to know what it’s like to have sex with myself,’ Kim told her sister. ‘I would just want to know what it would feel like.’
As Kim speculated, older sister Kourtney was busy looking after children Mason and Penelope, often at the expense of her work commitments. She was absent from an Australian radio interview to launch a new Kardashian Kollection range because she was looking after her children, forcing Kim to do an impression of her.
‘Ever since Kourtney has had the two babies, she has tried to bail out of work situations,’ declared Kim. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
I’d have sex with myself: Kim Kardashian made the revelation during Monday night’s episode of Kourtney & Kim Take MiamiReally? Khloe wanted to fill out Kim’s Cosmopolitan questionnaire for her during the shootFirst in, first out: Kourtney ensured she had her photographs taken quickly on the shoot in order to be with her childrenNumber one priority: Kourtney took little Penelope on her way to her photoshootSister act: Kim and Khloe Kardashian cover for their absent sister Kourtney on Monday night’s episode of Keeping up with the KardashiansIn your place: Hard working Kim agreed to cover Kourtney’s QVC job on her day offLet’s get physical: Kourtney ended up administering a nasty slap to JonathanI don’t know where to look: Kim was powerless to stop her sister and friend fightingCalm down: Khloe was bemused by her sister and Jonathan’s nasty fightHugging it out: Kourtney and Khloe embraced after her apologySurprise surprise: Kim engineered a reconciliation lunch between Scott and KourtneySorry seems to be the hardest word: Kourtney said she hoped Jonathan would forgive her slapDoctor doctor: Kim called her doctor in Los Angeles about her runny nose, tight throat and sneezingFinding out what’s wrong: Kim took Jonathan to have an allergy test which involved pricking her back with several allergens to find a reactionOuch! Kim was in some discomfort during the allergy testThe back test: Kim’s skin was tested with several different allergens to try to get to the bottom of her symptomsNot the results she was hoping for: Kim was shocked to hear she is allergic to catsDesperate measures: Kim and Jonathan took Mercy to the groomers in an effort to help her allergyAuntie’s little helper: Mason lent Kim a hand in trying some new shampoo to help with the allergiesBye bye love: Kim had been gifted the cat from her boyfriend Kanye upon her arrival in MiamiSay goodbye to Mercy: Kim reluctantly agreed to give Mercy to Khloe’s assistant SydneySo sad: Kim tried everything to keep her little kitten before handing him to Khloe to take awayEarly hour coffee run: Khloe took her new scooter for a ride in Miami to find her favorite Cuban coffeeCoffee addict: Khloe realized her caffeine addiction had got out of hand and she needed help
She went public with their romance only five months ago, even then stopping short of calling what they have a ‘relationship’. And after months of being tight-lipped about their budding romance, it seems Heidi Klum is finally comfortable displaying her affection for her new boyfriend, Martin Kristen.
The German supermodel tenderly laid her head on his lap as the couple soaked up the gorgeous weather in Los Angeles on Sunday with her four children. The 39-year-old beauty looked as though she had fallen into a zen-like state as she smiled under his gaze. The couple were later seen taking a stroll, while Heidi leaned on the shoulder of her former bodyguard, turned boyfriend. It was a perfect family day for the pair, who hit the beach in Malibu with three-year-old Lou, boys, Johan, six, and Henry, seven, and eight-year-old Leni. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Day in the sun: Heidi Klum and boyfriend Martin Kristen relaxed at the beach in Santa Monica, California on SundayWith her guys: Heidi lounged while her kids played in the sand and on the turf nearbyStanding by her man: Heidi leaned on Martin for a little support while the couple looked on at her kidsFamily fun day: Heidi and Martin also took her children, Henry, Johann, Leni, pictured, and Lou to Santa Monica Boardwalk in Santa MonicaBig operation: The couple had to join forces to get the kids and their bikes and scooters unpackedMummy’s girl: While the boys went off to find adventure eight-year-old Leni stayed by her mum’s sideHands on: Martin has devoted himself to the children since his and Heidi’s relationship turned romanticKeeping close: Heidi and Martin were spotted constantly at each other’s sideLoving embrace: Heidi and Leni shared a hug after her bike rideLots to do: After their ride, the group played in the sandShowing off his skills: Henry carefully balanced on a narrow rail, putting on a show for his motherThen off to the beach: The family spend time together in the sunshineCome here! Heidi makes sure Henry dries off after his dip in seaDrying off: After a day at the beach mum Heidi makes sure she carries her children’s costumes
It was a red carpet littered with Hollywood beauties, but Olivia Munn and Minka Kelly were the pair to steal the show on Monday night. The actresses looked stunning as they posed for photos at Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture’s Celebration of the 2013 Vanities Calendar.
Olivia, the calendar’s Miss December, turned heads in a Biscay Navy pleated halter dress by the label, while Minka went for a classic little black dress. Olivia’s number featured a white satin label with a plunging neckline accentuating her curves.
The actress wore her hair slicked back and highlighted her features with lashings of berry lipstick and rosy blush. Olivia served as co-host of the event at the Chateau Marmont, alongside Vanity Fair West Coast Editor Krista Smith.
Taking to Twitter before the event, the actress wrote: ‘Excited to host the @VanityFair @JuicyCouture Vanities Calendar party tonight. Thanks for picking me as December!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Dynamic duo: Minka and Olivia later posed together inside the eventPulses racing: Olivia wore a plunging halter dress from Juicy Couture’s upscale Bird labelDaring: The actress wore a bold berry shade of lipstickDemure: Minka meanwhile went for a classic LBDRed hot: The actress posed with Fiat’s AbarthChatty stars: Eva Longoria looked low key compared to the more glammed up Olivia and actress and model Vinessa ShawAll the ladies: Eva looked in good spirits for the bash, posing next to Olivia and Ali Larter who both wore blue knee-length dressesFifty shades of grey: Brooklyn Decker joined in the print brigade with a startling dress of many patternsAnimal magnetism: Mary Elizabeth Winstead cut a striking figure in her long sleeved leopardprint dressCoupled up: Kate Mara brought with her boyfriend, actor Max MinghellaReady, set, go: Jaime King matched the fire engine red Abarth in her bright frockPosing up: Zoe Lister-Jones leaned against the car for added sex appealLady in lace: Carly Craig held onto the door handle, looking as though she was ready to take a spinMan in the middle: From left, Olivia Munn, B.J. Novak and Ellie Kemper happily posed for snapsColorful combo: Estella Warren and Russell SimmonsBlack out: Actress Hannah Simone covered up in more conservative attireWhat a trio: Actress Grace Gummer, writer Aaron Sorkin and actress Olivia Munn
Until now, Tom Ford has been limiting his collection viewings to small gatherings and presentations for the fashion elite. With Fall 2013, he branches out a bit to stage a runway collection for the brand — still virtually impossible to be invited to, but a little more in the Fashion Week vein with a catwalk and images readily available for public consumption hours later.
The offerings are as decadent and showstopping as all of his other designs thus far, chock full of intense prints, cozy furs, and red carpet-ready evening wear. With nothing held back, Ford shows us all (and every designer for that matter) what it means to do a runway show that is seamless from start to finish. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
They may only be tiny tots but it seems they could be the new celebrity power couple of the future. Beyonce and Jay-Z’s 13-month-old daughter Blue Ivy appears to have an admirer in the form of Alicia Keys‘ son Egypt, two. Alicia’s husband Swizz Beatz revealed Egypt and Blue may have shared an innocent kiss – much to the dismay of rapper Jay-Z.
During an appearance on US television series The Wendy Williams Show, Alicia said: ‘I think Egypt kissed Blue and I don’t think Jay liked it very much. He called my husband and he was like, “Watch your son.”‘
But the stand-off between the couple seems to have not have lasted too long as Beyonce and Jay-Z were seen chatting to Alicia and her son at a basketball game in Houston, Texas on Sunday. And Egypt’s cheeky antics haven’t put singer Alicia off having more children with her husband, who she married in 2010. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Singer/songwriter: Alicia Keys made a rare appearance on the Wendy Williams Show and talked motherhood, marriage and moreBaby talk: Alicia Keys on The Wendy Williams Show on MondayQ&A time: Wendy used the opportunity to ask Alicia Keys some very personal questionsA gift for Egypt: Wendy was a gracious host and presented Alicia with a gift for baby EgyptMy little man: Alicia with her Egypt, who apparently shared an innocent kiss with Beyonce and Jay-Z’s child Ivy Blue recentlyPrecious cargo: Beyonce is seen cuddling her baby daughter Blue in her HBO documentary Life Is But a DreamFriends in high places: Beyonce and Jay-Z chat to Alicia Keys’ son Egypt at a basketball game in Texas at the weekend
Yesterday, the well wishes and birthday greetings flooded in from across the world to acknowledge Yoko Ono’s 80th year on the planet. But the peace activist and artist celebrated her special day in Berlin with her only son Sean.
Enjoying a ‘breakfast of champions’ Yoko and her friends continued the merriment to Paris Bar later that evening. Sean, 37, shared a picture of his mother and their team on the morning of her birthday.
On Sunday night she and her son played a gig with the Plastic Ono Band at the same time that a retrospective of her art had launched in Frankfurt. Also joining in the Twitter love for Yoko were American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. They tweeted a birthday message with a video of Yoko’s song ‘Namyohorengekyo’ from her fifth solo album A Story in 1974 and from the Onobox in 1992. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Happy birthday! Yoko Ono turns 80 in Berlin with her son Sean Ono LennonCheers! Yoko’s son Sean Lennon raised a toast to his mother during the dinner partyCenter of attention: She smiled from ear to ear as her family and friends clapped her during the mealGlobal celebration: People across the world have shared their well-wishes for the activistMusician: Yoko and her son have been travelling with Plastic Ono band and performed on Sunday nightMingling: She dressed up in a white fur stole and mini top hat for her big nightTributes: Sean was joined by his girlfriend as he addressed the dinner guests on behalf of his motherIcon: The activist has been working tirelessly for world peace for over 60 yearsSoulmates: John Lennon met Yoko in London during the 1960’s and they married in 1969Team: The activist couple worked together in music and protest to promote their social beliefsKiss and make up: Paul McCartney ended his feud with Yoko, telling the world she wasn’t to blame for The Beatles break upKey figure: Yoko met the Queen in 2011 when she visited the Museum of LiverpoolCelebrated: Take That share a photo with Yoko at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2009Influence: Lady Gaga has emulated Yoko’s work in her quest for social justice and anti-bullyingStill going strong: After 80 years, the activist continues to fight for world peace
Cheryl Cole has been issued a front page apology by magazine bosses who have admitted to printing a false story about the Girls Aloud star. The singer, 29, was said to have become involved in a secret romance with 33-year-old So Solid Crew rapper MC Harvey, prompting a Twitter war between the pair when the story broke last year.
However, Now magazine issued a full apology to Cheryl in this week’s issue, insisting claims of a relationship are not true. When the story first broke just over a year ago, a shocked Cheryl revealed her surprise on Twitter. But Harvey hit back claiming he had proof the pair previously exchanged personal messages.
She wrote: ‘Was this “relationship” happening in your head @harveyofficial?! Are you smoking something? I think I’ve met you once maybe twice at public events and with your wife!! #s**tjustgetsweirder.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
A closed chapter: Cheryl was issued an apology by Now magazine this week after they admitted to printing a false story about the star last yearHardly met: Rapper MC Harvey apparently claimed he had a romance with Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole in a magazine interview last year but the publication has now admitted the resulting story was falseSorry Cheryl: Now magazine printed the apology to the Girls Aloud singer in this week’s editionChuffed: Cheryl seemed pleased with the apology from the magazine and took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her delightHappy couple: Cheryl is now dating Tre Holloway who has performed as one of her backing dancers on her solo tour
Christopher Bailey has been at the creative helm of Burberry for over a decade now and has successfully managed to usher the longstanding, prim and proper fashion house into the 21st century with his modern spins on the classics.
For his latest collection for the Prorsum brand, he taps into a naughtier sensibility, inspired by Christine Keeler, the infamous English model, showgirl, and prostitute whose affair with the British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, led to his resignation from Parliament in 1963.
A pretty racy subject to tackle, though controversy is what great fashion collections are made of. Titled “Trench Kisses”, the offerings meld the brand’s signatures with hints of the boudoir including grommets, sheer latex, heart print briefs, and so much more. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
She’s shown a new reticence about her body since announcing her pregnancy, hiding her changing figure in layers of dark clothing. But Kim Kardashian overcame her shyness to show off the beginnings of a baby bump in a bikini as she posed for her first pregnancy photoshoot.
Wearing a white two-piece and a simple floral sarong, the reality star was styled as a ‘Tahitian princess’ and kept her make-up simple and hair brushed back. The images were shot by photographer Bruce Weber at his Miami home just five days after Kanye West announced his girlfriend’s pregnancy back in January. Looking relaxed and happy, Kim also takes to the pool in the shots, her hair wet and eyelashes glistening.
She told DuJour magazine she was having an easy pregnancy, with no morning sickness, no cravings and no fatigue.: ‘I used to always say I can’t wait to get pregnant because I will just eat whatever I want, but it’s completely different,’ she told the magazine. ‘I’m like, OK, I want to eat as healthy as possible.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Splashing around: Kim reveals she has had an easy pregnancy so far with no morning sickness or cravingsExpecting: Kim Kardashian reveals her baby bump in a bikini photoshoot for DuJour magazine, shot by photographer Bruce Webber five days after she announced her pregnancyDiving in: The reality star smiles as she poses in the poolDrying off: The photoshoot had a Tahitian princess theme, which Kim models with a floral headdress
It’s one of the hardest weeks to stand out from the crowds thanks to every fashionista in town pulling out all the stops even more than usual. But somehow the usually coy Thandie Newton stole the show at Harper’s Bazaar London Fashion Week closing party on Tuesday evening. The actress ensured all eyes were on her as she arrived at the glitzy bash at Mark’s Club, which was held in conjunction with Johnnie Walker Gold and Tanqueray Gin.
She wore a stunning Vivienne Westwood pantsuit that, while covering up her legs, revealed her flesh as she opted for a plunging neckline with no top underneath. The 40-year-old smoldered even more thanks to her glistening hair and perfect red pout. Accessorizing with gold Stella McCartney high heels she expertly posed for photographers before heading inside to party with the rest of the fashion conscious crowd.
And inside she revealed it was actually her husband who helped her choose the revealing ensemble. She said: ‘My husband has impeccable fashion taste and I always consult him before going anywhere, I chose this and got the thumbs up from him!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
That’s a bit daring! Thandie Newton shows off some skin with a plunging suit jacket as she arrives at Harper’s Bazaar London Fashion Week closing partyOozing confidence: Thandie smiled widely as she arrived inside after the commotion on entryWelcome! Sir Philip Green planted a kiss straight on Daisy’s cheek as she arrived at the event at the same time as himSomeone’s happy: Philip looked like the cat who got the cream as he posed with Daisy Lowe and Yasmin Le Bon either side of him
Is it Heidi Klum or is it Kate Moss? Well, to be frank, Ms Klum looks rather a lot like the Croydon-born superwaif in a new shoot for Germany’s Interview magazine shot by one of Kate Moss’s favorite photographers, Rankin.
Of course, Mossy also counts Mario Testino as a close friend, so she has no shortage of snappers on speed-dial for dazzling portraits. But Rankin has photographed Kate, who is 39 just like Heidi, in iconic poses; and Klum seems to be recreating one of her looks right down to the retro silk shift dress and sultry eye make up.
Even on the cover, the glam rock stylings are very Kate… though Heidi’s different bone structure is more apparent. But the white one piece is definitely something that the British party animal would wear. Heidi has also followed in Kate’s footsteps in the relationship stakes by ditching the alpha males in favor of a supporting male. Kate married The Kills star Jamie Hince and found her life to become increasingly stable after dating egotistical Pete Doherty, and Heidi is dating her bodyguard Martin Kristen. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Rocking it up: Klum has discovered her inner rock chick in this shoot by one of Kate Moss’s favorite photographersStylish: Heidi Klum looks funky in the new edition of Germany’s Interview magazine, shot by legendary British photographer RankinFavorite snapper: Kate was shot by Rankin for jewelry store H.Stern’s 60 anniversary, he’s shot her many timesFamily fun day: Heidi and Martin also took her children, Henry, Johann, Leni, pictured, and Lou to Santa Monica Boardwalk in Santa MonicaBig operation: The couple had to join forces to get the kids and their bikes and scooters unpacked
Proving why she is going to be a fan favorite in her new high diving reality show, Kendra Wilkinson showed off her new moves poolside on Tuesday. The former Playmate put in some serious flip practice in Los Angeles, California, using a harness and diving board over a net.
The 27-year-old has clearly been putting in a lot of practice recently as her form looked perfect as she expertly jumped, then tucked in her body to do the forward flip. In doing so, the mother of one showed off her perfectly toned athletic body. Kendra looked very sporty in her purple one piece swimsuit over which she donned a black sports bra to ensure she did not have a wardrobe malfunction as she practiced.
The blonde beauty is one of ten celebrities taking part in the new high diving reality competition Splash. She’ll join fellow contestants former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louie Anderson, Nicole Eggert, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, and Katherine Webb on the show premiering March 19 on ABC. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Diving board catwalk: Kendra Wilkinson showed off her amazing figure while practicing for reality program Splash in Los Angeles, California on TuesdayGet ready: Kendra appeared to take a deep breath readying herself for the difficult trickGet set: The 27-year-old looked like an expert as she perfectly tucked her body up to do the flipGo! The former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner showed no fear despite admitting she is afraid of heightsFun time out: Kendra and fellow contestant Louie Anderson shared a few laughs as they waited for their turn on the high divePlease let us make it: The pair jokingly prayed before doing their tricks
When it comes to maternity wear Kim Kardashian has taken rather an unconventional approach. And while her aversion to smock dresses and elasticated waists is impressive, it occasionally leads to some rather strange outfits.
The reality star stepped out in an eye-catching combination of leather pants and an unusual dress-type top on Tuesday. The top featured plunging floor-length sections on either side that floated around Kim’s legs as she walked, but hung like pants when she stood still. With Los Angeles experiencing a rare rainy day Kim covered up by layering a blazer on top of the dress – also in black.
A pair of high black leather sandals completed the look. Kim was photographed in her outfit as she left a photography studio and headed to a petrol station to fill up her car. Women are advised that if possible they should stay clear of the pump while pregnant, in order to avoid inhaling fumes which could affect their child’s development. While the risks of the any dangerous chemicals being at high enough levels to cause a problem are very low, Kim didn’t take any chances. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Daring choice: Kim Kardashian teamed her leather pants with an unusual top which featured floor length sections as she filled up her car at the petrol pump on TuesdayFlattering: Kim’s floaty outfit skims her growing bump without revealing itThe ultimate accessory: Kim matched her outfit to her huge carFamily business: Kim later met with Bruce Jenner and the rest of the clan at Encino for a family meetingSweats day: Rob Kardashian also came to the meeting dressed in a sweatshirt and sweatpantsSpoilt: Kim had earlier tweeted this picture of an arm stacked with sparkly braceletswith the message ‘I’m feeling happy & protected all thanks to Lorraine Schwartz’
He sought out the job on his road to becoming well-rounded ‘as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor’ and on Tuesday night Prince Jackson struck out on his own as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
Despite those efforts, Michael Jackson’s 16-year-old son found himself the center of the story on Tuesday evening. The 30-minute program featured clips of co-host Brooke Anderson grilling Prince with questions in between teasers for his first assignment, while he patiently waited for his moment to step into her shoes and test his skills as an interviewer.
With little known about the length of Prince’s contract, producers were keen to exploit their most high-profile – and their youngest – new celebrity reporter. Teasers airing before his debut showed the teenager stiffly dressed as if ready to sit for a serious interview, while co-hosts told viewers about ET’s newest addition. Critics immediately put out their claws – surely a 16-year-old has not earned the credentials to juggle on-air interviews, despite his or her own status as a celebrity or even a studious cinephile, as Prince described himself. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
On air: Prince Jackson made his debut as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight on TuesdayLoosening up: A candid moment gives a flattering view of Prince’s charismaAwkward exchanges: Teasers between Prince and his mentor, Brooke Anderson, were cringe-worthyGoing over notes: Prince and Brooke sat down with some questions for his interview with the cast of Oz the Great and PowerfulReading it through: The 16-year-old said he would ask the cast if they had any advice for him going forwardAmbitious: Prince talked of his goals to become a well-rounded producer, director, screenwriter and actorBehind-the-scenes: Questions turned to Prince with little time for his sit-downNew ritual: The pair did a few push-ups to loosen up before they met the castThe hard-hitting questions: Brooke mentored Prince through the processIs he ready? The teenager sat with Sam Raimi, James Franco and Zach BraffDragging it out: Prince is seen briefly striking out on his own before credits roll, telling viewers to tune back in on Wednesday night for his interview
She is rumored to be pregnant with her fourth child. And biracial actress/comedian of African-American and Caucasian Jewish ancestry, Maya Rudolph, added fuel to speculation that she is expecting as she turned up to the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles wearing a billowing kaftan.
The 40-year-old’s green floor length animal print dress hid any sign of a baby bump as she strolled down the red-carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Away We Go actress posed proudly with one bracelet-embellished hand on her hip and wore her wavy auburn locks out to rest on her shoulders.
The 40-year-old glowed as she smiled for photographers at the Lacoste-sponsored ceremony inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She is already mother to Pearl, seven, Lucille, three, and Jack, 19 months, with writer and director Paul Thomas Andersen. Up All Night’s Maya apparently told the NBC show’s executives that she is with child recently, throwing the future of the program into uncertainty. Her Saturday Night Live alumni friends socialized with her at the bash being careful around her as they cozied up for a picture. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Masking the bump: Reportedly pregnant Maya Rudolph attended the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on TuesdayOn screen friends: SNL actresses Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig joined her at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CaliforniaShowing some skin: Fellow Revenge starlet Ashley Madekwe displayed her abs in a two piece floral ensembleBlack and gold: Nashville star Connie Britton looked gorgeous in clinging black and gold as she presented an awardFitted frocks: The pair were less shy about their midriffsHonored star: Actress Anne Hathaway was presented with the Spotlight AwardDate night: Ginnifer brought along her boyfriend and Once Upon A Time co-star Josh Dallas as her dateStunning: The daughter of Grammy Award winning singer Phil, was all wrapped up in the sexy ensemble, which featured a giant white bow at the backWhite hot: Kristen looked fashion forward in a white, almost Sixties-style shiftRacy: Madeline Stowe went for a racy look in her black leather and velvet corseted gownFull circle: Actress Christa B. Allen made a dramatic entrance in her gold gownCostume-style: The Revenge actress’s attire was made out of beautiful gold Japanese printed fabricMad style: Mad Men star Jon Hamm and his longterm girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt struck a stylish pair
Unlike certain other print masters, Peter Pilotto dared not shy away from the aesthetic that put him on the map. The designer charged full speed ahead for Fall 2013, embracing color and eye-popping pattern for the season. Pilotto delivered the flirty silhouettes we expect, this time juxtaposing them with hard-lined, masculine elements.
Boxy jackets and coats festooned with abstract brushstroke embroidery complimented wrap-hemmed skirts. Digital-printed puffer jackets and sweatshirts brought a sporty sensibility, a likely nod to the growing influence of streetwear in high fashion. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
Christopher Kane is known for his cool, avant-garde fashions and he starts at the source of all creativity for his Fall 2013 collection: the human brain. He surely uses every inch of it to produce his robust offerings for the season, boasting sixty looks: no easy feat for even the most experienced designer.
From camo to the brain itself emblazoned on the designs, Kane definitely stimulates his aficionados in all new ways, though never shirking his signature aesthetic. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
She is most famous for her preppy and prim alter ego Charlotte York in Sex and the City. But on Tuesday night, Kristin Davis turned the tables on everyone and showed off her sexy side.
The 47-year-old actress, who was attending National Geographic’s Battle for the Elephants premiere in New York, hit the red carpet wearing a daringly low-cut frock. Kristin’s black dress showed off quite a bit of skin and featured a plunging V-neckline. The long sleeves trailed to the tops of her hands but had eye-catching cutaway details on both shoulders.
The full and flowing skirt fell to just above the knees, showing off her curvy legs in sheer black stockings as well as her pointy black high heels. Kristin’s svelte waistline was offset by a narrow black belt, which she seemed quite proud of. The single mother of one arrived to the documentary’s premiere wrapped in a thick plaid coat, but later removed the coat to wow the crowd. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Daring decolletage: Kristin Davis wore a pretty frock with plunging neckline and cutaway sleeves to the National Geographic’s Battle for the Elephants premiere in New York on TuesdayStunning: Kristin, who is known for playing prim Charlotte York in Sex and the City, was dressed to impressThat’s a wrap: Kristin arrived to the event in a heavy coat, which she promptly removedCasual: Kristin jetted out of Los Angeles one day ahead of the event, looking comfy in jeans, grey cardigan and tall black bootsOn a mission: Kristin, who had help carrying her bags, is an elephant advocate who has traveled to Africa on behalf of the majestic animalsDevoted mom: Kristin with daughter Gemma Rose
At one time Tulisa had a reputation for regularly enjoying wild nights out on the town. But these days big sessions are few and far between as she spends much of her time on date nights with her boyfriend Danny Simpson.
And in keeping with her new chilled self the singer was spotted enjoying a quiet night out with pals in Manchester on Tuesday. Shunning a skimpy dress and massive heels, the 24-year-old kept it casual in a pair of black faded skintight jeans and printed grey T-shirt. Over the top she wore a black jacket while she carried a large black bag and wore a pair of open-toe black heels. Keeping it simple she wore a simple necklace, as well as a watch.
The X Factor judge looked particularly bronzed, perhaps still left over from her short break in Marbella recently. Showing off her natural prettiness she wore little make-up and her raven black hair fell loose. Tulisa was joined for the evening by a couple of friends, who seemed to be making her giggle as she walked along, as well as her PA and best mate Gareth Varey, who still had his foot in plaster. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Chilled: Tulisa was spotted enjoying a night out with her friends in Manchester on TuesdayCasual: Tulisa looked relaxed but great in a pair of faded black jeans with a grey T-shirt and a black jacket with leather sleevesMissing: Tulisa was without her boyfriend Danny Simpson, with who she recently got a tattooHer other main man: Tulisa was joined by her PA Gareth Varey who was still on crutches
She’s kept her newly dyed platinum blonde pixie crop under wraps up until now. But on Tuesday Charlize Theron fully unveiled her new look as she stepped out to go to the gym.
Shunning scruffy workout clothes the actress cut a super chic figure in her skintight leather pants and smart blazer. Presumably planning on changing once inside the gym, she teamed the pants with a loose fitting green blouse and a large khaki green scarf which she wrapped around her neck.
Matching with her green theme she carried a small green handbag with gold chain. But it was her short crop which stole the show as it was the first time she has appeared hat-less since she dyed it back to her famous blonde color. The Prometheus star shaved off her trademark flowing blonde locks for her role as Furiosa in Mad Max 4. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Top of the crops: Charlize Theron showed off her newly dyed blonde hair for the first time on TuesdayShy: Charlize looked a little shy as she made her way into the gym wearing skintight leather pantsWhat a cutie: Jackson giggled as his mum Charlize Theron cuddled him while out shopping on Saturday in Beverly Hills
Every child can’t wait to hear the school bell ring for home time and Halle Berry’s child is no different. But it seems the actress was just as happy on Tuesday when she collected her little girl Nahla. The actress was all smiles as she arrived to pick her adorable child fathered by ex Gabriel Aubry.
The youngster – who turns five-years-old this March – seemed giddy as did the 46-year-old Cloud Atlas star who tried to keep up with her quick-stepping offspring. Her toned legs were draped in form-fitting denim pants as she walked up to fetch her daughter.
Appropriately dressed for skies which were threatening rain, she donned a well-cut knee-length coat and big boots with a casual stripy sweater. Nahla, not to be outshone by her mother, looked predictably cute in child-size construction boots. Setting off her wintry outfit, the young girl wore stripy tights, a denim skirt and a miniature blazer. Running ahead of her mother the preschooler was adorable in her school get-up and had her hands free while her doting parent clutched on to her pink lunch bag. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Smiles all-around: Halle Berry and daughter Nahla beam with mutual love in Los Angeles on TuesdayTry and catch me! Nahla ran ahead of her mother after schoolWorking mom: Halle seems to effortlessly juggle work and parentingThe next morning: Halle takes Nahla to school on Wednesday in Studio City, CAHappy in the sun: Nahla looked playful as Halle led her by the hand to schoolAll the fun of the fair: Halle Berry spent her Tuesday evening taking daughter Nahla to Santa Monica pierMother and daughter bonding: The pair and wrapped up warm and held hands as they strolled around
CNN morning anchor Soledad O’Brien is reportedly leaving the network and Erin Burnett will be replacing her alongside new co-anchor Chris Cuomo.
‘The deal to move Erin to the morning alongside Chris Cuomo is basically done,’ a source told the New York Post. ‘Soledad had been told she’d get a prime-time slot, but that hasn’t yet happened, and now she is telling friends she is likely to leave.’
The source added that O’Brien: ‘doesn’t seem to fit the direction the network is going’ under new CNN chief Jeff Zucker, even though she is ‘talented at producing in-depth, serious pieces of journalism, and is a tough interviewer.’
Zucker has made a number of sweeping changes at the network since he took over, including hiring ABC’s Cuomo and Jake Tapper. Both men found their paths to higher-profile jobs at ABC blocked.
Cuomo, who was news anchor at ‘Good Morning America’ from 2006 to 2009, was passed over for George Stephanopoulos as co-host of that show while Tapper twice didn’t get a shot at the anchor job on ‘This Week,’ first when Stephanopoulos left and then when he returned to the Sunday show. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
CNN morning anchor Soledad O’Brien is reportedly leaving the network and Erin Burnett will be replacing her alongside new co-anchor Chris CuomoSoledad O’Brien began anchoring CNN’s morning program Starting Point in January 2012
Prince Jackson was in the mood for celebration on Monday after landing a new job with Entertainment Tonight. And the 16-year-old marked the occasion with lunch at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills with his young sweetheart Niki Berger and his aunt La Toya Jackson.
The teens held hands and cuddled as they left the restaurant. Niki was carrying a toy monkey, perhaps a gift from her beau, whose late father Michael also had a love of chimps. The couple were first pictured in 2011 and they are clearly still going strong.
On February 13 she tweeted a sweet message to her beau, saying: ‘Happy 16th to the most amazing boyfriend I could ever ask for. I love you, Crazy!’
The next day she posted a picture of a sandwich cut in a love-heart shape that she’d made for her Valentine. Prince made his debut as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday evening, however he found himself the center of the story. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Young love: Prince Jackson at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Monday with his girlfriend Niki BergerClose: The pair hugged as they parted ways after lunchTeen romance: The pair, who were first spotted together back in 2011, were all smilesFamily affair: The couple were joined by Prince’s aunt La Toya Jackson
Following a recent interview, rumors began swirling that Kim Kardashian would be leaving her reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians after season nine. But the star has thwarted the claims she is exiting – at least for now.
Addressing the reports on her Celebuzz page on Wednesday, Kim admitted she doesn’t know where life will take her, but said she is ‘staying on through at least season 10′.
She wrote: ‘As everyone knows, we are extremely proud of the show and all of us are staying on through at least season 10. The show remains to be my number 1 priority and it’s a big part of my life and I enjoy every moment of it.’
‘It has given me such a rare opportunity to share more of my life with all of you and has brought my family closer to each other. I’m looking forward to the new season and beyond.’
The 32-year-old added: ‘The fact is that I have many goals that I still need to reach and accomplish and I (like so many of you) don’t know where my life will be in the next couple of years, but I’m looking forward to continuing this journey.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Addressing the claims: Kim spoke out about the suggestions on her Celebuzz page on WednesdayTime will tell: Kim is pregnant with her first child with Kanye West and may avoid the spotlight after the birth of her babyStill going strong: Kim claims all the family will stay in the show, currently in its seventh season, through season ten
The awards celebrate the best of UK music and on Wednesday night Emeli Sandé and Ben Howard proved to be the cream of the crop, winning two gongs each at the 2013 Brit Awards. The Next To Me singer was named Female Solo Artist and scooped the award for British Album for her disc Our Version of Events, at the glitzy bash held at the 02 arena.
Ben Howard also enjoyed a double celebration at the ceremony picking up awards in the British Breakthrough Act and British Male categories. Emeli won the first award of the evening and was presented with the Female Solo Award by Taylor Swift.
She told the crowd: ‘This feels amazing. This is incredible I am so happy to win this award.’ She added: ‘Thank you to everyone who has allowed me to win, thank you my family.’
Later in the show Emeli spoke of her delight and said the evening ‘a dream’ as she picked up her second award of the evening.
Giving an emotional speech she revealed: ‘I think I’m a very lucky pop star. This is an album I wrote because I didn’t have the strength to say these things. The fact that people have connected with these songs doesn’t make me feel so lonely.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
‘This is a dream! Emeli Sandé was overwhelmed to enjoy a double win at the Brit Awards held at the 02 on Wednesday nightBlooming lovely: Emeli changed from her all-black outfit into a floral dress with a cropped dusty pink jacketAmerican invasion: Taylor joked about her accent before revealing that Emeli had scooped the first award of the eveningHugging it out: The 25-year-old singer accepted her award from American songbird Taylor SwiftSvelte: 2x winner Emeli later changed into an all black outfit to showcase a slimmed down figureFancy seeing you here: Singer Corine Bailey Rae was also attendanceDapper men: Group JLS came and showed off their dapper styleLooking good: Singer Rebecca Ferguson looked gorgeous in a black gown
They usually dress in tiny shorts and crop tops. But Little Mix went for a more grown up look at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night. The girlband chose to wear dresses rather than their favorite ripped jeans and leggings for the glamorous event at London’s O2 Arena.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, who was styled by Alexis Knox along with her bandmates for the event, looked glamorous in a floor-length white gown by Aqua. The dress featured a daring neckline which left her cleavage on show as she arrived on the red carpet at the event.
The singer completed her look with a chunky gold bracelet on her wrist and tied her dark hair up with a red bow resting on top of her head. Jade Thirlwall went for a colorful holographic dress by Mary Benson. The former X Factor contestant wore a matching bow in her hair which was more reminiscent of the girls’ normal style. She left her enviable long pins on show and accentuated her height by wearing a pair of black high-heeled Steve Madden shoes. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Trying something new: Little Mix sported a new look as a band and went for some pastel themed dresses rather than their usual leggings and crop topsPerfecting their poses: Former X Factor contestants Little Mix have come a long way since their days on the television talent contest and looked wore more glamorous outfits than their usual casual attire at this year’s Brit AwardsStepping out of their comfort zone: Little Mix usually opt for far more casual attire and can be seen displaying their midriffs while wearing baggy jeans on stage in Cardiff, Wales this weekGetting their glam on: The Little Mix girls looked much different when compared to their usual look when they walked the red carpet at this year’s Brit AwardsChanging styles: Little Mix appear to be moving with the times and altered their look by opting for dresses rather than ripped jeans at the Brit Awards in London on WednesdaySignature style: Little Mix, seen here meeting a fan in Cardiff, Wales, usually look completely different in their casual clothesGlamour girls: Little Mix went for an update with their designer addresses at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday night
There’s barely been a breath between London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week but it seems the Italian event is now in full swing with plenty of A-listers to boot. And it’s Salma Hayek who was the big name as the stars and fashionistas turned out to watch the Gucci show on Wednesday evening.
The actress put on her finest for the event, knowing all eyes would be on her in the front row. She opted for a combination of leather overload combined with lashings of plums and purples. The 46-year-old dressed in an unusual plum coloured leather pencil skirt and matching suit jacket. And to co-ordinate she strutted along in dark purple leather boots to her knees.
She completed her look with her dark locks coiffed to perfection in large curls while she carried a large black clutch bag. Salma decided to share her fashion night out with husband Francois-Henri Pinault and his daughter Mathilde, who pouted in between the pair in a red coat. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Lady in leather: Salma Hayek leads the fashion pack at Milan Fashion week in plum leather suit and co-ordinating knee-high bootsTaking their seats: Salma used it as an opportunity to bond with her step daughter Mathilde as they took their places on the ‘frow’Making her entrance: She arrived in large sunglasses that even matched her ensemble with the plum colored frameWorking it: She was ushered in by security as she went to watch the Gucci autumn/winter show in the Italian cityHollywood glamour: She had made sure everything was perfectly coordinated on the day in an array of plums and purplesShowing it off: She oozed confidence in the get-up as step daughter Mathilde sat near herFashionable family: Salma’s husband Francois-Henri Pinault sat next to his daughter who also stood out in her bright coat
It seems growing up in the spotlight has proved a valuable asset for Prince Jackson in his new line of work. Michael Jackson’s 16-year-old son was cool and collected during an interview with James Franco and Zach Braff despite technical glitches marring his first interview as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
Sitting opposite the actors and director Sam Raimi, the newly-minted television journalist continued with questions for the trio, who complimented him on his natural ability. Viewers on Tuesday night saw Prince make his debut on the 30-minute celebrity news program, watching as he prepared with mentor Brooke Anderson for his first sit-down with the director and cast of Oz the Great and Powerful.
And on Wednesday his segment finally went to air, with an encouraging group of stars and producers coaching him through it.
‘We’ll be the best interview subjects ever,’ Zach promised as the Q&A got underway.
But after a couple of softball questions, Prince experienced a mic malfunction, and a member of the crew had to rush over to fix his wiring. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Quick fix: Prince Jackson stays calm as a sound guy fixes his mic during his first interview as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight on WednesdayTaking it easy: The 16-year-old delivered a few softball questions to the cast and director of Oz the Great and PowerfulSharing a laugh: From left, director Sam Raimi, James Franco and Zach Braff chuckle while Prince gets his mic fixedHe’s in on it: Prince smiled with the guys as they got on with the interviewBehind-the-scenes: Light stands and other equipment could be seen on setTechnical issues: The group was on standby as the crew fixed the sound issueBack to business: Sam, James and Zach were encouraging to Prince throughout the processGroup shot: James and Zach posed with the aspiring journalistGetting ready: Prince took some prep time before the men came inCamera ready: The teenager was mentored by reporter Brooke AndersonAwkward banter: Prince did seem somewhat stiff in some of the back-and-forth exchanges
She stepped out on the red carpet on Tuesday night looking glamorous in a floor-length gown. But Maya Rudolph, who is rumored to be pregnant with her fourth child, was going for a far more casual look as she ran errands on Wednesday.
The 40-year-old Bridesmaids star was dressed down in leggings, shearling boots and a knitted jacket as she went out make-up free in Los Angeles. Not feeling the pressure to look perfect off the red carpet, Maya wore her hair down and looked cozy in several layers of stretchy clothing. She was joined by a male companion as the pair stopped into a local cafe in Studio City.
The outing only served to fuel speculation she is expecting a baby with director Paul Thomas Anderson. Just 24 hours prior she turned up to the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles wearing a billowing kaftan. Maya’s floor-length animal print dress hid any sign of a baby bump as she strolled down the red-carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Dressing down: Maya Rudolph wore leggings and a knitted sweater for a casual outing in Los Angeles on WednesdayBundled up: The 40-year-old star kept warm in shearling boots in the windy weatherPalling around: The actress was joined by a male friend for the outing to a local cafeBare-faced: Maya appeared to have no qualms about being seen without a slap of make-upStepping out: The actress has yet to confirm reports she is pregnant with her fourth child
Frida Giannini skewed dark for Gucci’s Fall 2013 collection with a color palette of moody burgundies, blacks, olives, and teals. The showing was uplifted, then, by sumptuous python skin textures, feathered embroidery, and re-imagined houndstooth print, all of which offered visual stimulation in the midst of the foray’s gothic penchants. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
Since becoming pregnant with her first child she has continued to slip into her favorite tight leather pants and low-cut blouses. But Kim Kardashian finally debuted a new chic maternity style on Thursday when she stepped out in a monochrome shift.
The pregnant 32-year-old left her Beverly Hills home wearing a black and white spliced ensemble, which showed off plenty of her curves at the back, but hid any sign of her growing baby bump at the front. The reality mogul paired the ensemble with more monochrome in the form of white stilettos and a simple black leather clutch.
Kim allowed a pop of color by wearing lashings of bright red lipstick on her famous pout and slicked her hair back into a tight bun. She also added an edgy black leather bangle for good measure. When Kim burst onto the scene on her reality show several years ago, she was known for showing off her now famous curves in an array of figure-flattering bodycon dresses. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Monochrome chic: Kim Kardashian finally debuted a new chic maternity style on Thursday when she stepped out in a monochrome shiftScarlet woman: Kim allowed a pop of color by wearing lashings of bright red lipstick on her famous pout and slicked her hair back into a tight bunNo hiding it: Kim Kardashian showed off her growing baby bump and her increasingly curvacious body in Beverly Hills, California, on ThursdayKeeping in check: As she exited her car at her destination, Kim made sure to smooth down her dressSibling shopping: The star later headed to Woodland Hills to meet up with her step-brother Brody JennerBaby hair: Meanwhile on Thursday, Kim tweeted a picture of herself where her wispy baby hairs could be seen surrounding her forehead
She has reinvented herself as a wholesome mother and reality star since her days as a Playboy model. But Kendra Wilkinson’s racy past has come back to haunt her. Her three-year-old son Hank J. recently discovered a naked photograph of his famous mother from her days as a centerfold, the reality star revealed at a pre-Grammys party.
The 27-year-old, who is married to basketball player Hank Baskett, said the incident occurred when the little boy saw a naked photo of her on her husband’s bathroom mirror.
‘It’s me on the beach, with my hair wet, naked for Playboy,’ she told RadarOnline.
When her young son walked in he asked: ‘Mama what are you doing here?’
The Kendra On Top star had to think quickly on her feet about how best to explain the revealing snap.
‘Mama’s swimming in the ocean,’ she told her son.
‘But, you are so dirty,’ said Hank Jr.
‘I’m swimming I’m swimming!’ the star exclaimed.
The blonde said she expected he would one day find out about her past as a Playboy Bunny. Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend admitted she was relieved to get it over with, even managing to see the humor in it. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
New role: Kendra Wilkinson, pictured late last year, had to think quickly on her feet when her three-year-old son Hank Jr. discovered an old naked Playboy photo of herPlayboy past: The blonde was once one of Hugh Hefner’s three live-in girlfriends, featuring in the E! hit show Girls Of The Playboy Mansion
Prince ‘Blanket’ Michael Jackson II turned 11 years old on February 21, 2013. The youngest of three, who is regularly referred to as ‘Blanket’ is quickly growing up before our eyes.
It was too long ago, when the King of Pop used to go through great lengths to conceal his children’s appearance in public. As a result, Blanket and his siblings were often seen wearing masks, scarves, and shawls over their faces when they were seen in public.
On naming Blanket, the King of Pop said: “It’s an expression I use with my family, I say, ‘You should blanket me … you should blanket her with something, meaning a blanket is a blessing, it’s a way of showing love and caring.”
“Blanket adored [Michael’s songs]. He could easily be the next Michael Jackson. He loved to dance with his dad and Michael taught him to do the moonwalk.” – A family friend, on Blanket’s love for his father’s music.
Birthday boy: Blanket Jackson, a karate fan, is 11 years oldSiblings: All three of Michael Jackson’s children
Earlier this week it was reported that her contract on the X Factor USA had not been renewed after she failed to win over audiences. But if Khloe Kardashian was feeling any sadness or animosity over the decision, she did a good job of concealing it on Thursday.
The 28-year-old put on a brave face as she went to breakfast with her mother Kris Jenner and family friend Brittny Gastineau at Hotel Bel-Air. Managing a slight smile, Khloe appeared in good spirits as the trio waited for their car at valet following the meal. Kris, who makes 10per cent of all her daughters’s earnings as their manager, also appeared upbeat, smiling away.
While Khloe’s sister Kim recently revealed that monochrome dressing was currently her favorite trend, her sibling appears to be following in her footsteps when it comes to her own style. The brunette star was seen wearing monochromatic black pants featuring white stripes down the sides as she dined with the two ladies. The statuesque reality star paired the attire with a chic black shirt, a Hermes buckled belt and a black netted Christian Louboutin stilettos. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Putting on a brave face: Khloe Kardashian managed a smile as she went for breakfast with her mother Kris Jenner and family friend Brittny Gastineau on Thursday, following reports she had left X Factor USAIn good spirits: Kris, who makes 10% of all her daughters’s earnings as their manager, also appeared upbeat, smiling away
Amber Rose has given birth to a baby boy. The 29-year-old model and her fiance Wiz Khalifa welcomed their ‘perfect’ first child Sebastian Taylor Thomaz into the world on Thursday.
Wiz, 25, tweeted: ‘Happy Birthday Sebastian “The Bash” Taylor Thomaz! Everyone welcome this perfect young man into the world.’
The rapper had earlier posted a picture of himself in doctor’s scrubs, including a shower cap and a face mask. Appearing to ready himself for his pregnant fiancee to give birth, he captioned the photo: ‘Daddy time.’
Amber hinted she was close to her due date last week when she announced that she would not be online again until after their baby’s arrival, as she wanted to focus on relaxing.
Writing on her Twitter page, she said: ‘Hey Rosebuds & Rosestuds Muva won’t be back on twitter until Wizbud is born I need 2 meditate & focus on our Lil boy Luv u talk soon – Muva.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Sharing the good news: The rapper announced the news via Twitter on ThursdayHappy birthday! Amber Rose told her fans ‘I fell in love all over again’
Daddy time: The rapper tweeted a picture of himself in scrubs on Thursday saying ‘Daddy time’. His fiancee gave birth to a baby boy soon afterComing soon: The rapper posted a picture on Instagram Tuesday of fetal monitor, saying ‘Coming soon!’‘Best daddy ever': Amber Rose tweeted a picture of Wiz Khalifa and baby Sebastian Taylor Thomaz on Friday morningAuspicious day: It is also pop star Rihanna’s birthday on February 21, and she offered her congratulations to her friendsThe natural way: Amber said earlier this month that she planned to have a natural birth
She usually looks glamorous and put together when she appears on TV screens every morning on Live! with Kelly and Michael. But Kelly Ripa looked like a different woman completely as she stepped out to go to the gym on Wednesday.
It seems her early morning starts have started to take their toll on her as she appeared make-up free and a little bleary eyed. Dressed in an Adidas grey tracksuit with green stripes the fitness fan looked like exercise was the last thing she fancied doing that day. Holding her padded coat in front of her, she wore a beanie hat to cover her blonde hair.
The only sign of her usual stylish-self came with her orange leather handbag which she held on the crook of her arm. Her dressed-down gym session came after she demonstrated the AKT in Motion method alongside a trainer Anna Kaiser on her television show. Showing her stamina she did crunches, push ups as well as stretches during her work out on the show. At one point, funny girl Kelly joked to the camera: ‘Help me!’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Natural: Kelly Ripa was spotted wearing no make-up as she headed to the gym on WednesdayReady to work out: Kelly was dressed in a grey Adidas tracksuit and beanie hat as she headed to the gymLack of glamour: The only sign of glamour from Kelly came from her designer handbag
She is photographed constantly and all eyes are on Best Supporting Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ahead of the Oscars on Sunday. But that didn’t stop the Les Miserables star from invading someone else’s photo opportunity on Wednesday.
Anne seized her moment and photobombed actor Harold Perrineau at The Art of Shaving & Bungalow 8 Pop-Up in West Hollywood. As the Zero Dark Thirty actor posed for a reserved snap during the party, playful Anne suddenly popped up over his shoulder with a big smile on her face.
With the end of awards season just days away, there’s no doubt some of the toast of Tinseltown are looking to let their hair down. And it seems as though Anne did just that during the event, which was held at the Petit Ermitage hotel. Drummer Sheila E, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto and Jeremy Renner were also in attendance. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Surprise!: Anne Hathaway photobombed Harold Perrineau at The Art of Shaving & Bungalow 8 Pop-Up in West Hollywood on WednesdayMaking an appearance: Drummer Sheila E was also in attendanceRelaxed: Guests enjoyed an evening of mingling after returning from a Sports Illustrated promotional tour
Women of color came together to rule the red carpet on Thursday as they attended the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The luncheon recognizes the ‘Power of our Presence’ by spotlighting the stellar accomplishments of African-American female performers and creators in film and television.
Amongst those being honored were Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock Akil, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhané Wallis. Supermodel and mentor on new reality show The Face, Naomi Campbell, showed her support for the sixth annual gathering wh0 arrived in all-white.
Another celebrity who wore white was new mother Tamera Mowry, who gave birth to her son with Adam Housley in November. The twin of fellow actress Tia Mowry, 34, stood out in the frock with showed off her enlarged bust and additional womanly curves. Tia – who welcomed her first child in June 2011 – on the other hand flaunted her back in a purple and red floor-length gown. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Youthful beauties: Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell have a 10-year age gapYouthful: Model Naomi Campbell never looked youngerVeteran: Actress Alfre Woodard, who is pictured with husband Roderick Spencer, was recognized at the eventDoll: Actress and mother of three Garcelle Beauvais looked like a dollAll smiles: NBA wive Lala looked happy on the red carpetGirlfriend: Tracee Ellis Ross’ former co-star Persia White looked lovely in all blackSister Sister: Twins Tia and Tamara Mowry teamed up for a photographNew mom: Tamera donned all-white and looked fabulousFlaunt it: Tia, who welcomed her first child in June 2011, flaunted her back in a purple and red floor-length gownPretty in print: Actresses Tracee Ellis RossCoupled up: David Oyedepo and Jessica Oyelowo
Roberto Cavalli has emerged as a true prints mix master, and his Fall 2013 collection for Just Cavalli was no exception.
Taking inspiration from Asia, Cavalli decorated close fit frocks, chic skirts, and fur trimmed parkas with golden pagodas, crimson dragons, ombre tiger stripes, gilded baroque flourishes, and blue tinged florals, creating a flurry of eye catching patterns that will undoubtedly be beloved by brand devotees. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
Salma Hayek is fast becoming known for her love of high end style – sitting front row at Paris and Milan Fashion Week’s – and little daughter Valentina is certainly following in her famous mother’s footsteps. Mexican American film actress, director and producer Salma, 46, arrived in LA looked incredibly stylish with her five-year-old daughter and millionaire husband in tow.
The clan are in town for Sunday’s Oscar’s where Salma is presenting an award. The stylish trio were fresh from Milan Fashion Week which may explain why they all looked so groomed. The Mexican-born actress is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri, who owns a large number of luxury fashion brands Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Valentina’s favorite, Gucci. Salma graced the front row of the Gucci show earlier this week in Milan and as she arrived in LA she looked chic in a belted dress, knee high boots and a delicate blouse. Her adorable daughter, who travels the world with Salma, adopted a younger version of her look with flat boots and a loose dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Matching! Salma Hayek and daughter Valentina both opt for skirts and boots as they head out of LAXTravelling in style: Salma looks chic as she arrives with her family from MilanOscar ready! Salma and Francois-Henri arrive in LA ahead of Sunday’s OscarsBeautiful couple: Salma chose a chunky necklace for her arrival in LAX
She was victorious in her first year after her girl group Little Mix became the first band ever to be crowned winners. But after a disappointing second season, Tulisa is reportedly set to pay the ultimate price for the ailing ITV show created by Simon Cowell. In a dramatic shake up, the 24-year-old is apparently weeks away from learning she will not be asked back for the tenth series.
According to The Sun, Cowell is set to give Tulisa the chop following ‘pressure’ from ITV to get the talent show back on a winning streak. Show insiders also revealed that Simon had to ‘fight’ to keep long time friend and veteran judge Louis Walsh on the panel as he was also up to receive the boot. Listing Contostavlos’ poor album sales as another reason the star is no longer right for the role as a mentor, the inside source said she’s ‘had a good run’.
A source told the paper: ‘Apart from her performance on last year’s show, you can’t have a singer whose album only reached No35 in the charts sitting in judgment on other singers.’
Continuing the informer added: ‘Tulisa has been on the panel for two years. She had a good run, but all good things come to an end. No decisions on this year’s judging panel have been made yet and this is pure speculation.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
‘She had a good run': It’s been revealed that Tulisa’s set to be axed from The X FactorPlanning to move on… Tulisa’s father hinted that the N-Dubz star only does the talent show for the moneyTaking one for the team: After a disappointing ninth series apparently Simon Cowell received ‘pressure’ from ITV to shake things upHow it was: Tulisa became the first mentor on The X Factor to win the show with girl group Little Mix in 2011
She can afford the top restaurants in town but for Khloe Kardashian there is nothing better than grabbing a little fast food courtside while watching her husband play basketball. The reality star and her mother Kris Jenner combined catching up for a fried dinner and watching Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom’s team the Clippers do battle in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday night.
Proving why she is seen as the most approachable of the Kardashian sisters, the 28-year-old did not care who was watching as she sat front and center and enjoyed her food. Despite pulling some unusual facial expressions as she noshed down, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star looked great as she watched her husband of three years play. The reality star donned light blue distressed jeans, stylishly cuffed above the ankle, with a tight grey long sleeved top showing off her curves and a new pair of studded Pigalle Plato Christian Louboutin shoes. The brown haired beauty – who wore her locks in a half up half down hairdo, also debuted her newest and no doubt one of her priciest pieces of jewelry. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
No need for silver service: Khloe Kardashian enjoyed a courtside dinner with her mother at the Los Angeles Clippers versus Dallas Spurs game in Los Angles, California, on ThursdayTreat: The reality TV star enjoyed some fried foodYum, yum: Khloe did not care who was watching as she chowed down while husband Lamar Odom playedAdded expenses: The 28-year-old showed off her seriously expensive accessories a Spring 2013 Celine bag and a diamond encrusted necklace with her husband’s initialsFor her man: The reality star posted a close up of the pendant on InstagramNot a good luck charm: While Khloe looked radiant her presence did not help Lamar’s team who lost to DallasMeet and greet: Khloe made sure to say hello to the coaching staff of the Clippers while at the game
He was heavily criticized for making an appearance on his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And it seems that Kanye West has taken the backlash on board. It has been reported that the father of Kim’s unborn child has refused to appear in anymore episodes of the family’s popular program in fear that it will tarnish his image.
Sources have told Radaronline.com that the rapper’s management have told him that it makes the Gold Digger star ‘look cheap': ‘Kanye has made it perfectly clear to Kim that he doesn’t want to appear at all on Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ an insider told Radaronline.com.
‘He has made several brief appearances on the Kardashian reality shows, but wants nothing to do with future filming. Kanye’s team believes it’s bad for his image and brand to appear on a reality show because it makes him look cheap.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Bad for his image: Kanye West has reportedly refused to appear in anymore episodes of his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s reality show in fear that it will tarnish his imageCriticized: Kanye was heavily criticized after first making an appearance on his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s reality show, Keeping Up With The KardashiansStyle advisor: In one past episode of the show, Kanye was seen giving Kim style advicePrivate: According to Kim, Kanye has been teaching her a lot about privacy
Karl Lagerfeld has an uncanny knack for blending modernity with classic silhouettes and for his latest collection for Fendi, he looks to bring back the original meaning of the brand’s “FF” insignia, originally standing for “fun furs”. One of fashion’s longest standing designers succeeds, playing on the house’s signature in exceptional ways. As is inherent to Fall, the brand is quite enthusiastic for the season, splashing the cozy texture everywhere from coats to booties.
The Fendi woman does it all effortlessly with a touch of edge thrown in for good measure, courtesy of the collection’s mohawks that are simultaneously punk and ’80s-inspired, but equally as gentle, transforming her into a cockatoo of sorts. The palette has its unconventional moments as well including the requisite neutrals, but also giving way to brights like cobalt and neon pink. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full collection…
She has been experimenting with her maternity style extensively since her pregnancy was announced at the end of last year. And Kim Kardashian got it spectacularly wrong when she stepped out in a pair of garish snakeskin peplum pants on Friday whilst leaving her Beverly Hills mansion.
The patterned attire failed to flatter the 32-year-old’s pregnancy curves with their ill fit and frilled waistband. Kim paired the ensemble with a similarly unflattering turtleneck black sweater, which showed off a hint of her midriff.
The tight top was a little on the small side for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, whose figure continues to blossom as she gets nearer to her due date. The brunette star once again pared down her accessories by wearing just a simple pair of black suede heels on her feet and oversized diamond earrings in her ears. She wore her chocolate locks out in a wavy style, parting her tresses at the side. The odd outfit is the second one in a row for the reality mogul. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
A fright in frills: Kim Kardashian stepped out in a pair of garish snakeskin peplum pants on FridayA size too small? Kim paired the ensemble with a similarly unflattering turtleneck black sweater, which showed off a hint of her midriffNot so flattering: The patterned attire failed to flatter the 32-year-old’s pregnancy curves with their ill fit and frilled waistbandMinimalist: The brunette star once again pared down her accessories by wearing just a simple pair of black suede heels on her feetBaby steps: Kim was careful as she hopped into her chauffeured car ahead of her meetingExperimental: Kim has been experimenting with her pregnancy style since announcing that she is expecting her first child
Gabriel Aubry kept his spritely young daughter close as she skipped her way to school. After almost losing joint custody last year to his ex-girlfriend Halle Berry, the Canadian model had good reason to be protective. Enjoying his parental duties, the doting father walked hand-in-hand with Nahla on the way to class in Beverly Hills, on Friday.
Little Nahla, looking sleepy but happy to be with her father, was dressed in an adorable ensemble. The youngster – who turns five-years-old this March – wore white trainers, accompanied by a stretchy pair of white leggings. She completed the outfit with a purple skirt, green shirt, and a cute light pink jacket. The excitable child could not keep her feet on the ground as her father coolly walked her from the parking lot to school. Named by People Magazine as one of the world’s Most Beautiful People, Aubry, 37, kept it low key in a pair of white trainers and paint splattered blue jeans. It was a bright sunny morning in California and the top-earning male model rolled up the sleeves of his black button down, barely covering the white tank top underneath. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Can’t keep her feet on the ground: Gabriel Aubry walked Nahla to class in Beverly Hills, on FridayEarly morning: The sleepy but happy four-year-old held onto her super model fatherHappy together: Aubry regained joint custody late last year after some legal trouble
Their new movie sees them wearing little more than bikinis. So it is perhaps hardly surprising that the stars of Spring Breakers chose such daring dresses for the Paris premiere.
In keeping with the theme of the movie, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine chose to flaunt their cleavage in plunging gowns, while Selena Gomez broke the trend and instead revealed her back. Of all the dresses 23-year-old Ashley’s was perhaps the most revealing. While the embellished black number was a modest floor-length, it featured a cut out section running from neck to breastbone, exposing her cleavage.
The Pretty Little Liars star matched it with suitably gothic dark nail varnish and a knowing smile, while wearing her blonde hair in waves. Vanessa went for a prom dress style peach gown with a full skirt and black rosettes decorating her cleavage. The hard-working dress only just managed to contain her curves, slipping to reveal her bra as the High School Music star signed autographs for fans. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Girls on tour: Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine arrive for the premiere of Spring Breakers in Paris on MondayRevealing: While a modest floor-length, Ashley Benson’s dress featured a large cut out section to show off her cleavageDaring to be different: Selena flaunted her bag in her blue dressPretty in pink: Vanessa wore a full skirted prom-style dressBored! As her co-stars pose Ashley looks tired of the attentionBe careful! Ashley came in danger of falling out of her dress as she was surrounded by fansFrenzy: Le Grand Rex, where the premiere was held, was crowded with fansPopular: Fans held up signs showing their admiration for Selena
She spends a lot of time in her new film Spring Breakers wearing just her bikini.
And it seems Selena Gomez has become quite accustomed to flashing the flesh as she proved on Tuesday at the German premiere of her film.
The Disney star turned heads wearing a suit with a plunging neckline and nothing beneath it, showing off plenty of skin. Showing she’s a fully-fledged movie-star now the 20-year-old opted for the powerful-looking suit which featured fierce looking gold shoulder pads. The fitted jacket cinched in at her waist showing off her slim figure, while the low-cut aspect of it meant her breasts were on display.
The slim-legged pants made her legs appear even longer than usual, as did her black stiletto heels. Her sleek dark brown hair had been styled in large curls and helped complete her overall glamorous look. Selena looked particularly statuesque as she stood beside her co-star Vanessa Hudgens, who despite wearing heels was noticeably shorter than her co-star. The High School Musical actress looked stunning in one-shouldered multi-colored sequined dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
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Working it: Selena Gomez has her chest on display at the German premiere of Spring Breakers on Tuesday with Vanessa HudgensDaring: As the actress turned around she revealed the interesting back detail of her suitHere come the girls: (L-R) Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens all looked stunning at the premiereShowing her pins: Vanessa showed off her toned legs as she held a rose while she walked
After braving the snow in Berlin and the bitter chill in Paris, it was time for the Spring Breakers cast to warm up in Madrid. And at the Spanish premiere on Thursday, Vanessa Hudgens looked thrilled by the change in climate.
The actress showed off her legs in a glamorous gown which featured a very high split as she walked the red carpet at the Callao Cinema in Madrid. Embellished with silver pieces all over her floor-length and scooped back number, Vanessa teamed it with pointy silver high heels. As she walked over to greet fans at the venue, the brunette was forced to carry the long material in her hand to avoid tripping over and revealed plenty of skin while doing so.
Her firey look resembled that of a flamenco dancer which was perhaps intentional seeing as she was in the European country famous for the ballroom style. The 24-year-old actress teamed it with Norman Silverman earrings and an Adeler ring. She wasn’t the only one to bare her flesh for the screening, which was graced by Spanish actress Ana Arias. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Do the flamenco: Vanessa Hudgens looked ravishing in red arriving at the Spring Breakers premiere in Madrid, SpainSimply sparking: Vanessa accessorized with plenty of silver jewelryStriking image: Ashley Benson wore a floor-length black gown to the eventThe cast: The ladies have been taking their film promotion all around the globe
In the film Spring Breakers, they play a gaggle of girls who turn to a life of crime to fund their wild school holiday. So it’s no wonder the stars are so comfortable showing off some skin. Selena Gomez and her co-stars continued on their whirlwind tour of Europe as they walked the pink carpet for the premiere of their film at the Adriano Cinema in Rome on Friday.
The former Disney actress showed off her slim physique in a black jumpsuit with a plunging sheer neckline that left little to be desired. She accented her tuxedo-inspired onesie with gold chain accents along her neckline and hip and sky-high Casedei heels that placed her high above her co-stars. Selena also styled her long brown locks in beachy curls that look like she just stepped out of a real spring break.
Her outfit was a welcoming continuation of the sheer trend she’s been sporting at premieres across Europe this week, including her appearance in Germany on Tuesday in which she turned heads in an Atelier Versace pantsuit with a plunging neckline and a sheer open back. And 20-year-old’s exposed neckline was a stark contrast from her costars, who opted for more modest looks on the appropriately colored pink carpet. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
Sheer-ly stunning: Selena Gomez bares her chest in a sheer plunging neckline at the Rome premiere of Spring Breakers on FridayMature: The 20-year-old wore a tuxedo-inspired jumpsuitAll the pretty girls: Selena’s black suit stood as contrast against her co-starsPaying her respects: Vanessa Hudgens paired her nude dress with a black rosaryPretty in pink: Ashley Benson matched her nude gown with co-star VanessaDirecting: The film is directed by Harmony Korine, who is married to actress Rachel Korine (far right)
She’s known for being the niece of former Wimbledon player-turned-TV presenter John Fashanu. But it looks like Amal Fashanu wants to be known for something else – flashing a little too much skin, as both nipple and a lot of thigh were on show on Wednesday evening.
The 24-year-old suffered a serious wardrobe malfunction as she attended the premiere of Arbitrage, which stars Richard Gere. The aspiring model made sure all eyes were on her, although it was perhaps for the wrong reason in her red leopard print dress. While the dress was full length and featured long sleeves it didn’t do much at all to cover her up. The thigh-high split was more a hip-high split meaning much of her leg was completely on display.
Opting for breast as well as leg, the dress featured a cut-out detail which, once she turned to one side, meant her nipple was on display. Not satisfied with that amount of flesh, when she turned around it revealed another cut-out panel so her back was on show too. Completing her look she wore red lipstick and a pair of red heels and clearly excited about her look, she tweeted: ‘#fashion #animalprint #event #london #letsdothis #red #heels #mac.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…
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Making a scene: Amal Fashanu flashed a lot of skin as she attended the premiere of Arbitrage on Wednesday eveningA lot of skin: When she turned around it became apparent that the back of the dress also displayed skinWild thing: Amal made sure her lipstick and shoes matched her leopard print dressCasual: Richard Gere who stars in the film, opted for a much more laid back red carpet lookFans: The white-haired actor was more than happy to stop and sign autographs for his waiting fansHello there: The US actor revealed it took a really excellent script to lure him away from his home lifeJacket off: Once inside Richard removed his scruffy coat and posed with director Nicholas JareckiDate night: Fiona Phillips and her husband, Martin Frizell attended the premiereFilm fans: Marissa Montgromery and Executive Producer Mohammed Al Turki posed on the carpet
During one magical chapter of her childhood, Vanessa Hudgens lived in Anaheim, California — home of the 510-acre Disneyland theme park. On many days, Hudgens, her mother, and her younger sister would wake up, do schoolwork for a few hours and then head to the Happiest Place on Earth, where the family’s season passes became a regular part of their home-schooling curriculum.
“I don’t know if it was very conducive to a good learning style,” she laughs, “but it was fun.”
As it turns out it was time well spent. When Eurasian Hudgens, who is of Filipino and Caucasian American descent, was 15 she was cast as the leading lady in the Disney Channel’s High School Musical. The 2006 TV movie not only jump-started Hudgens’ acting career, but inspired a lucrative multimedia franchise.
“In 10,000 hours, they say you can master anything,” Hudgens deadpans. “10,000 hours in Disneyland and you’re the queen of Disney.”
Eurasian of Filipino and Caucasian American descent!
During her reign, from 2006 to 2008, Hudgens reprised her role as the sweet, brainy songbird Gabriella Montez in High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
She collected enough tween-centric awards and nominations to fill a Disney-licensed tote bag; dated her on-screen love interest and frequent duet partner, Zac Efron, in a highly publicized romance; recorded two studio albums–the gold-certified solo pop record V, and its follow-up, Identified; and zigzagged across the continent for a High School Musical concert tour.According to Forbes, she became one of Hollywood’s top-earning young stars, alongside Daniel Radcliffe and the Olsen twins. But these years weren’t all shopping mall tours and generous Mickey Mouse paychecks. In 2007 nude photographs the actress had taken ended up on the Internet.
“That was just a really shitty situation that sucked,” Hudgens tells me over breakfast at Kings Road Cafe in Studio City, her mood deflating for the first and only time in the two hours that we spend together. “That was by far the worst moment of my career.”
But perhaps those photos were a blessing in disguise, signaling to the world that she was not just the one-dimensional squeaky-clean face on the HSM collectible lunch boxes.
She was a typical 18-year-old girl with a camera phone and a sexual appetite. Hudgens manned up and took responsibility for the pictures, apologizing to her fans. (Disney stood by her throughout the ordeal, simply admonishing the actress with an afterschool special-worthy message: “We hope she’s learned a valuable lesson.”)
Five years later, Hudgens is about to embark on the most crucial year of her career yet — one which could cement her as a wide-ranging dramatic actress. After supporting roles in projects like Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch and the sci-fi adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Hudgens will plumb markedly darker depths in her next three movies — all scheduled for release in 2013.
If the first of these films — Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers, out March 15th — is any indication, the 24-year-old is headed into legitimate adult acting territory — a leap that few Disney stars have managed to land. Korine is the unconventional filmmaker — who shocked audiences and no doubt many parents, with his 1995 breakout film Kids — from whom the idea for the wickedly original Spring Breakers sprung.
The cra-mazing crime comedy stars Hudgens as one of four bored best friends who bust out of their small-town college and rob a restaurant to finance their spring break. After a raucous few days, the bikini-clad quartet is arrested, only to be bailed out by a corn-rowed rapper/gangster named Alien (James Franco), who incorporates them into his Florida crime scheme.
After making twisted, experimental films like, Gummo and julien donkey-boy, Korine returns to the same gritty world of unsupervised teenagers that he explored in Kids. But he tops himself in Spring Breakers, showing uncensored displays of debauchery that would make even the hardest-partying frat boy blush.
In other words, it’s a father’s — and a certain corporate mouse’s — worst nightmare. Ironically, though, it was Hudgens’ father, a retired firefighter, who flagged Spring Breakers as a script worth reading.
“He loved Kids so he was really excited for the project,” she says, then quickly adds, laughing, “He didn’t read the script, but when he saw that Harmony’s name was attached to it he said, ‘That’s going to be a really interesting project.'”
Asked what she considers the key to making the tough transition from Disney star to grown-up actress, she says,
“It’s always been hard for actors to cross that bridge but honestly, you have to hold out and do what you think is right for yourself,” she says, adding, “But I also think it is about finding someone who truly believes in you. Harmony took a really big jump in hiring me and [co-stars] Selena [Gomez] and [ABC Family actress] Ashley [Benson].”
Although Hudgens seems to think Korine gambled on her, the filmmaker says that he wrote the female roles with both Hudgens and Gomez in mind. In part because he loved the idea of incorporating actresses whom the audience “is not used to seeing in this way.”
(“This way” meaning that the girls writhe suggestively over each other, wield shotguns, take bong rips and snort coke off other spring breakers’ stomachs.) Korine even suggests that it was Hudgens who took a chance on him.
“From the very beginning, I’d say, ‘This isn’t going to be like anything else you’ve done before. We’re going to push it. So I need you to be bold.'”
Hudgens heeded his advice. And in what Korine considers her most impressive scene — one in which she and Benson shove a gun in Franco’s mouth — the actress not only holds her own against her Oscar-nominated co-star, Franco, but with the help of Benson, overpowers him with the kind of unexpectedly aggressive and manipulative temperament you might see in a David Lynch villain.
“The scene wasn’t even written like that,” Korine says. “She took it to this other place where she kind of tried to emasculate him and then he ends up strangely turned on by it.”
The actress refers to the scene as the one in which she and Benson “make James our bitch” and explains that it was not difficult to get into the Franco-taming mindset.
“You sit there. You’re smoking your fake blunts. You just do it.”
It was Franco, her avant-garde co-star, who attracted her to the unlikely project. (“I saw that James was already attached and I am his biggest fan. I thought, ‘I need to be in this movie.'”).
But even though they shared intimate scenes together, including a three-way love sequence in a swimming pool, Hudgens is not any more familiar with the enigmatic actor now than she was when she first read the script.
“I still don’t know him,” Hudgens says in wonderment. “I have no idea who James Franco is. I know who Alien is. He’s that into method acting. He comes on set as his character. In between scenes, he is still his character.”
“When I first saw him, I was speechless because he just completely transformed himself. The way he talked, with that accent… Everything he does is so organic.”
She did, however, bond with her co-stars Benson, Gomez and Rachel Korine (Harmony’s wife) over crushed-up vitamin B, which the actresses snorted on camera in lieu of cocaine. The foursome quickly realized that the vitamin’s effect was not unlike that of the drug it was simulating.
“We would run around set like mad men, and people would wonder, ‘Did you switch that out with anything?”’
Although her acting career began rather innocently — when she played Mary in the nativity story at age three — Hudgens has always yearned to test her dramatic limits. She’ll follow Spring Breakers with the thriller Frozen Ground, in which she plays a drug-addicted prostitute.
“Ever since I was young, I wanted to play really heavy and intense roles and really push myself in a dramatic direction. So I was like, ‘A prostitute! I can play a prostitute! This is going to be exciting.'”
The role that demanded the most transformation, however, is the wayward teenager she plays in the upcoming Gimme Shelter. For the survivalist drama, which is based on a true story and co-stars Rosario Dawson, Hudgens gained 15 pounds, chopped off her hair, wore three fake piercings and prepared by spending two weeks inside several covenant shelters for pregnant teens.
She describes the film as “my Monster,” and says she was so unrecognizable, even to herself in the mirror, that it took her time to regain her confidence and sense of self.
“It’s nice to be girly!” she exclaims. “I need my nails and my hair.”
Exiting the restaurant to head out on a hike, the actress protectively warns, “There are a lot of paparazzi outside, just so you know. So don’t get freaked out and scared.”
Indeed, a swath of photographers lie in wait, and trail us to a nearby park. They document her paying the parking meter, and station themselves at the bottom of the hill to await her return.
Pulling a basketball cap far down on her face, Hudgens whispers: “I’m always afraid that when I’m wearing a hat, I’m just going to run into a pole or something.”
A clumsy misstep might be the most exciting thing these paparazzi could catch her doing these days.
She spends most of her free time decorating her house (she just finished a Moroccan-themed room) and watching Girls and reruns of The Office with her boyfriend, Austin Butler, the handsome male lead in The Carrie Diaries.The couple has been together for a year and a half but they’re not quite ready for the next step — a puppy. After cooing at several passing dogs, Hudgens laments the fact that she can’t commit to canine ownership — even if she was a successful surrogate to her sister’s toy poodle, Moonshadow.
“I took her with me to shoot a movie once. After that, I realized it’s a lot of work, and she was kind of bitchy. I’m always traveling, so it’s hard.”
As we round a bend and overlook Los Angeles on an unexpectedly clear day, our conversation returns to Disneyland. The actress still adores her frequent childhood destination, and after a recent visit to the park’s legendarily private Club 33 — the only place in the park that serves alcohol — Hudgens has a new appreciation for her former home away from home.
“There’s nothing more fun than being drunk at Disneyland,” she giggles. Vanessa Hudgens has officially left the theme park.
Credits: Paper Magazine
Designer Rachel Roy’s home was a cabinet of curiosities: A vintage scalloped-edged screen in the softest of greens, a meticulously organized collection of National Geographic’s (some dating back to the 1930’s) and a host of Indian deities and dream catchers that turned up in the most unlikeliest of places.
It was these treasures that greeted us when we arrived at Roy’s home (along with her beyond cute puppy).
While Roy may live among the clouds with her two daughters in tow, her home and style is heavily rooted in historic reminders, which keep her grounded.
Her collection of colorful Indian saris, National Geographic’s (“it started with my family’s love of collecting them, my grandfather used to receive them in his State Department office”) are faithful symbols of her past. And though her Manolo collection could easily rival that of Carrie Bradshaw’s, Roy’s quick to credit her humble beginnings.
“Manolo’s were my first pair of designer shoes,” she told us. “I used to save up and wait until they went on sale. I would make friends with all the sales people and they would call and let me know when a sale broke. They were one of my favorite investment pieces and still are to this day.”
From every cataloged art tome that Roy uses as inspiration and research to the cherished pieces found in her jewelry box – each item tells a story of Roy’s past, present and future.
“The pieces I choose always have a deeper meaning and story behind them. My collaboration with Deepak Chopra really reflects that: we did a sword body chain that has ‘Keep the Stillness Inside of You’ engraved on it and when I wear it, it reminds me to just that.”
With a killer soundtrack playing in the background – Rhianna Radio, F.Y.I. – Roy took centre stage, captivating us all with her effortless glow and presence, while Jake snapped away feverishly.
My collaboration with Deepak Chopra really reflects that: we did a sword body chain that has “Keep the Stillness Inside of You” engraved on it and when I wear it, it reminds me to just that.
“I think I got it,” he said… just minutes later. This clearly wasn’t her (or his!) first rodeo.
I’m not a huge diamond girl; I like edgy statement pieces with interesting materials. Some of my favorites pieces are by strong women who I admire for not only their designs but also how they live and incorporate their lives in their work.
Jacquie Aiche, Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Meyer and Manon Von Gerkan are some of my favorites. The pieces I choose always have a deeper meaning and story behind them.Pants, The Row; Blouse, PucciButter LONDON makes amazing polish and is one of my favorite lines. We just finished collaborating on a custom color for my F/W 2013 show. I’m lucky to count Suzy Biszantz [La Perla’s CEO] as one of my close, super smart girlfriends.
It’s really only brand I wear because they use the best lace, are constructed so beautifully and just fit so well. – Lingerie, LaPerlaI took this dress to Italy with me this summer and wore it to lunch in Capri and I know that when I wear it again this summer I’ll feel like I’m back there.
My life is so full with work and the girls and I love it that way. When I design, I want to make women feel smart, confident and sexy. Bags, Left to Right: CHANEL, Hermès, AlaïaThese are a few things that make me happy. The perfumes bottles were my great grandmother’s from Holland, the jeweled box is really a pendant with an Indian deity on it that symbolizes good luck and a doll I bought in India that wards off bad dreams –all in a Hermès ashtray. – Ashtray, HermèsPants, The Row; Blouse, Pucci sitting on green stoolI love how Missoni celebrates color and print together. Margherita [Missoni] is a friend that introduced me to a philanthropic program in Ghana called OrphanAid Africa that helps keep families together and cares for orphans. – Jacket, MissoniTravel Organizer, BalenciagaVogue magazinesThough we live in an increasingly digital world, I still print photographs that are special to me and keep them in this Hermès photo album. – Photo Album, HermèsRachel is an avid lover of booksPants, The Row; Blouse, Pucci Indian goddess Kali photoI got this vintage lace robe from Golyester, a vintage store in Beverly Hills that specializes in vintage from the 1910s to 1960s. They keep the delicate pieces in a special room and I always find something I love there. – Robe, VintageI am a great lover of books, and art books in particular. I collect art books for inspiration and research. Reading is one of my favorite downtime activities. I really believe art should be what makes you happy, not what others think is important.
Books that give me a glimpse into what the artist is feeling or thinking when they are creating are my favorites. – Shoes, Manolo BlahnikI like any book that you can take away a lesson or something that you can act on in a positive way. Books that give me a glimpse into what the artist is feeling or thinking when they are creating are my favorites.
The sword is a symbol Deepak and I used in our collection. It’s symbolizes strength but the chain is delicate and the inscription on it “Keep The Stillness Inside of You” is so calming. – Sword Necklace, Deepak Chopra x Rachel RoyBobbi [Brown] and I have been working together for years. How she approaches beauty very much starts from the inside out and I find that empowering for every woman. My National Geographic collection started with my family’s love of collecting them.
The issues that are most special to me were from the 1930s. My grandfather used to receive them in his State Department office so each one has the State Department stamp. – Clutch, Nancy Gonzalez; Cuffs, OfriaThis Roger Vivier clutch is very special; it was given to me as a gift from the Vivier House when I attended the MET. I wanted something colorful to go with the yellow gown I was wearing so I chose this clutch and a pair of white Vivier heels.
I felt modern and comfortable. The pillows I create by taking vintage Hermès scarves and having them made into pillow fronts. I mix the Hermès pillows with ones I find on One Kings Lane. I’m a bit addicted to OKL. – Clutch, Roger VivierManolo’s were my first pair of designer shoes. I used to save up and wait until they went on sale. I would make friends with all the sales people and they would call and let me know when a sale broke. They were one of my favorite investment pieces and still are to this day. – Shoes, Manolo BlahnikPants, The Row; Blouse, Pucci – hands clappingI love the color and the beading of this sari. – Sari, Vintage
First published in The Coveteur
Thandie Newton has told how she was abused as a teenage actress on a casting couch. The 40-year-old British star said she was still scarred by a ‘horrific’ incident involving an unnamed male director when she was 18 and looking for her ‘big break’.
Miss Newton, now a mother of two and married to the film producer Oliver Parker, said she later found out the director involved had shown a video of her ordeal to others in showbusiness.
The Cambridge-educated actress, who has starred in films including Crash and Mission: Impossible II, has chosen to speak out about her abuse as part of an international campaign to end violence against women, One Billion Rising – the number who have been raped, beaten or abused.
‘When I was a 16 year old fresh from boarding school going out in, you know the casting couch, I was definitely objectified to an extreme. ‘The way I was made to feel. The way I was exploited and the kind of role and the kinds of things I was expected to do in auditions.’
Foster asked: ‘So you were abused as a 16-year-old?’ Miss Newton replied: ‘Yes.’
She goes on to explain, however, that at the time she didn’t know how to react because it was conducted in what she describes as a ‘professional environment’.
Referring to the incident that happened when she was 18, she continued: ‘It was a screen test. There were two other people in the room – the director and the casting director, who was a woman.’
‘The director asked me to sit with my legs apart – the camera was positioned where it could see up my skirt – to put my leg over the arm of the chair. Before I started my dialogue, [I was told to] think about the character I was supposed to be having the dialogue with and how it felt to be made love to by this person.’
She was confused because it was a ‘professional environment’: ‘I was thinking “this is so strange, why would I need to do that?”’ she said. ‘But this is the director, there is the casting director, [it] must be normal.’
‘I’m 18 years old, you know, and I’m thinking this is, obviously… I was in a protected… there were boundaries.’
Three years later, she discovered the video was being shown by the director to other showbusiness figures.
‘It turned out the director… used to show that video late at night to interested parties at his house – a video of me touching myself with a camera up my skirt,’ she said.
Miss Newton declined to name the director or say if she knew whether he was still in the business. Now married to producer Oliver Parker, she said the coupl were accosted by a drunken British producer at a party in Cannes several years later who boasted of having been shown a video of her ordeal.
The actress was born in London to a Zimbabwean health care worker and her British husband and grew up in Cornwall. Her name means ‘beloved’ in Zulu. She married English writer and director Oliver Parker in 1998. The couple have two daughters: Ripley, 12, and eight-year-old Nico.
Americans may never get over their obsession with amazing hamburgers, but they’ve certainly made room for an equally delicious meal between bread: the artisanal sandwich. Here, Food & Wine names the best sandwiches in the U.S.
Chef-partner and New Orleans native David Guas’s menu spells muffaletta phonetically according to the Yat pronunciation (an English dialect unique to NOLA).
His recipe also stays true to his roots with a briny garlic-and-oregano-laced olive salad, salami, mortadella, smoked ham and aged provolone in a sesame-seed-studded toasted Italian roll.
At Bunk, co-chefs Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood reinvent iconic American foods. That means transforming biscuits and gravy into a sandwich filled with braised rabbit leg, or preparing luscious melts, like this version packed with locally canned albacore and finished with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Tillamook cheddar.
Chef-owner and F&W People’s Best New Chef 2012 Tim Byres slow-cooks the meat for this coffee-inflected brisket sandwich in the restaurant’s backyard wood-burning smokehouse.
Shredded pork and gooey triple-cream cheese fill a tomato-garlic-and-olive-oil-rubbed ciabatta roll in Bin No. 18’s loose interpretation of the traditional Cuban sandwich. Although it’s served with a fig-and-port-wine reduction, customers usually skip the accompaniment and reach for the hot sauce Sriracha.
These delicious sandwiches, filled with crispy buttermilk-soaked, cayenne pepper-spiced fried chicken, sell out fast. Each of Bakesale Betty’s two Bay Area locations is only open for three hours a day–even less if there aren’t enough sweet torpedo rolls to keep making sandwiches.
To create smoked meat–NYC pastrami’s fattier, spicier Canadian cousin–for the sandwiches at his Montreal-style Jewish deli in Boerum Hill, chef-owner Noah Bernamoff cures Pat LaFrieda-sourced, prime-Angus-certified beef brisket in a dry rub of salt, black pepper, spices and garlic before oak-smoking and steaming the meat for several hours.
Oprah Winfrey is a noted fan of this grocery-store-turned-Jewish-deli’s famed Reuben–and with good reason. The sandwiches are made with locally sourced corned beef, Emmentaler Swiss cheese, house-made Russian dressing and house-made rye bread. Zingerman’s shop also offers mail-order sandwich kits for out-of-state Reuben cravings.
It happened like clockwork, every month, for decades. The pain would leave Padma Lakshmi ‘balled up in bed’ for days at a time. There were cramps, bloating, nausea and shock-like sensations running along the length of her legs.
And once the agony had abated, she suffered crushing fatigue and mood swings that affected every area of her life.
Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This can lead to pain, irregular bleeding, and problems getting pregnant (infertility).
Every month, a woman’s ovaries produce hormones that tell the cells lining the uterus (womb) to swell and get thicker. The body removes these extra cells from the womb lining (endometrium) when you get your period.
If these cells (called endometrial cells) implant and grow outside the uterus, endometriosis results. The growths are called endometrial tissue implants. Women with endometriosis typically have tissue implants on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, and on the lining of the pelvic area. They can occur in other areas of the body, too.
Unlike the endometrial cells found in the uterus, the tissue implants outside the uterus stay in place when you get your period. They sometimes bleed a little bit. They grow again when you get your next period. This ongoing process leads to pain and other symptoms of endometriosis.
Why does this happen?
The most commonly accepted theory suggests that during menstruation, pockets of endometrium travel up the fallopian tubes into the pelvis and are deposited, rather than passing out of the body. These deposits are affected by the female hormones around the time of menstruation. Endometriosis can also cause what are known as adhesions, which stick organs such as the bowel to the womb, further adding to pain.
Who does it affect and why?
Endometriosis occurs in women of reproductive age, and is more common in those with a relative who suffers. It is an oestrogen-driven condition so is more common in women who have had a longer exposure to the hormone – for example, starting periods at a young age makes endometriosis more likely.
So it’s not just bad period pains, then?
The condition is characterised by pelvic pain. Specifically, women get severe prolonged period pain starting in their late 20s. Other typical pain for the condition occurs during intercourse, at the time of ovulation or before a period affecting the lower abdomen.
The second important sign of endometriosis is infertility, and often it is when trying to conceive that a woman is first diagnosed. Other less common signs are pain associated with bowel and bladder movements, irregular bleeding and fatigue.
Why are so few women diagnosed?
If a woman’s period pains are relatively mild, neither she nor the doctor would be looking further for a cause. Diagnosis can only be made during a surgical procedure called laparoscopy: a camera is inserted through a small incision into the abdomen so the errant tissue can be seen. Obviously this is not risk-free, so is only suggested when symptoms are severe.
Can endometriosis be cured?
Sadly, no. But the condition can be prevented from interfering with life with the help of painkillers or hormonal treatments. Surgery can sometimes be used to improve symptoms and fertility.
Despite these debilitating symptoms, the model-turned-TV-chef came to believe it was just part of life, as doctors dismissed her ‘women’s problems’.
Embarrassed that people would think she was exaggerating, she admitted: ‘I thought I was just being a wimp.’
The 42-year-old, once married to celebrated author Salman Rushdie, says today: ‘I was told that some women get menstrual cramps badly and some don’t and it was normal for me because my mother had them. I saw her suffer the way I came to suffer.’
Padma’s ordeal began when she reached adolescence and she needed hospital treatment on more than one occasion. But it wasn’t until the age of 36, following a visit to accident and emergency with heavy bleeding outside of her normal cycle, that she was finally given a diagnosis: endometriosis.
The condition, in which cells that normally line the womb grow outside it (usually in the abdomen), is thought to affect two million British women. Padma’s case was so advanced by the time it was spotted that specialists told her she would be unlikely ever to have children – even with the help of IVF.
So it was a shock, to say the least, when she discovered that she was pregnant after a brief relationship with Adam Dell, brother of computer firm founder Michael, in 2010. Even her doctor described the conception as ‘nothing short of a medical miracle’.
Today, Padma is a fiercely proud and protective mother to Krishna, who celebrates her third birthday next week.
‘It ended up happening accidentally,’ she says, hoping her story will inspire others facing infertility caused by endometriosis. ‘I’d spent most of my life trying not to get pregnant and it was only after stopping taking birth control – because I was told that I couldn’t conceive – that it happened at all.’
Teasingly, Padma says she would like more children, although she admits her age and history make it unlikely.
‘I’ve always wanted to be a mother, but I never knew it would be so much fun and I’d enjoy it so immensely. My daughter is such great company. I would love to have another child or two.’
It is thought up to ten per cent of women suffer some form of endometriosis!
Like Padma, many are simply told they have severe menstrual cramps. She says: ‘Ever since my teens, I was bedridden for two or three days each month and had to take prescription painkillers. I missed school, I missed work, I missed family functions.’
‘If I had been diagnosed at 15, 20, or even 30, my life would have been different. That would have been four or five days every month that I wouldn’t have been incapacitated, that I wouldn’t have been tired, that I wouldn’t have been nauseous and cranky.’
Padma, who co-founded The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) to encourage women to look out for the symptoms of the illness, continues: ‘I was galvanised by what I went through. Chronic pain is a terrible thing. It impedes your ability to make rational decisions. It alters your ability to handle other stresses in life.’
‘Endometriosis affects every aspect of a woman’s life. It is woven into the very fabric of her life and it develops as her womanhood develops through her adolescence and early years. It becomes part and parcel of a woman’s opinion of her own body, of her femininity, the relationship she has with herself and her sexuality. It affects her intimate relationships, her platonic relationships and her business relationships.’
Padma had surgery in 2001 to remove two ovarian cysts and was rushed to hospital when she was 34, suffering pain and bleeding that she now knows was endometriosis-related. But at the time the condition still wasn’t diagnosed.
‘I tried everything to help, from teas to evening primrose oil, from over-the-counter pain medication to acupuncture. The pain was debilitating, but more than that it was incredibly frustrating that no one was able to tell me what was wrong,’ she adds.
‘It never feels good to have someone tell you that you’re crazy, or you’re making things up. It hurt me physically but also emotionally to live with this pain. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just take an over-the-counter painkiller and feel better like everyone else.’
Kitt was once referred to as “the most exciting woman in the world” by Orson Welles. From her vast singing and acting career and for being outspoken in the world of politics and publicly ostracized for her anti-war remarks that derailed her career, Kitt’s life was definitely one of intrigue.
Now she’s being immortalized via a comic book. “Eartha Kitt: Femme Fatale“, written by New York Times Bestselling Author Marc Shapiro, who also penned the Julie Newmar series, was released last week. ”This series has been have been so much fun to do,” said Shapiro. “And it is an homage to the kinds of stories that first appeared in the mid-60′s”.
According to the press release:
Multiracial Eartha Kitt, of Caucasian, Native American, African-American descent, and is on holiday, searching for the purrfect wave. When suddenly??? Well we won’t spoil the surprise. But in the tradition of DC Nation and all good things for all ages comes Eartha Meets The Gorgon, the first in a series of adventures. Eartha Meets The Gorgon is the long anticipated return to good clean fun.
The print version of the comic is only available at the Comic Book Flea Market and can be ordered directly through this link: http://bit.ly/Y6oDHl. To find out more about the legendary Eartha Kitt please go to her website: http://www.earthakitt.comIt will also be available digitally at locations such as these: Wowio, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, iTunes, Kindle, Wowio, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.
First published in Clutch Magazine.
Meet 25 year-old Karrueche Tran, a Blasian model of Vietnamese and African descent. Karreuche is very exotic looking, as she is of both Vietnamese and African descent. She has posed for brands, such as LoveSicc, and allegedly refuses to do nudes. S
Karrueche has many quotes tattooed all over her body, and according to her Tumblr, she very much enjoys food. Out of her photo-shoot-fresh high-waist shorts and tiny red bikini top, she comes clean about her thorny relationship status.
“I feel like, more than anything, girls can relate to me, regardless of if what they have to say is negative or not,” she explains. “Because the situation is so messy.”
Despite being snared in a love triangle that rivals Brangelina’s, third-wheeling with music’s controversial lovers has afforded Karrueche an op to launch a clothing line, The Kill, with the man responsible for her fame. After meeting Chris through a styling gig two years ago, while he was still warring with the media over his 2009 assault on Rihanna, the ex–personal assistant kept her bond with R&B’s bad boy platonic.
A crushing public breakup in October 2012 (during which Chris dropped an inebriated confessional admitting his love for both Rih and Kae) has made her the odd woman out, even as she and Breezy serve as strange bedfellows in a partnership that places much of the creative control in her well-manicured hands.
For her part, Karrueche assures The Kill will satisfy demand once on racks: “Our clothes are all black and white. I don’t know any other line that’s doing that,” she notes.
Though pushed back from its 12/12/12 launch date, the line has snagged prime pixel-space on style blogs, thanks to Breezy, Christina Milian and Bun B sporting Kill headgear in public. The moniker for the unisex street-wear-meets-high-fashion threads is itself an attention-grabber.
“When people first think of the name, they think violence, guns, blood and being very aggressive, but it’s not,” she says, citing La Roux’s hit “In for the Kill” as inspiration.
“I liked it because the name stood out. I can’t say the clothes are for one type of person.” What about a person named Rihanna? She laughs nervously before unleashing an abrupt, “I don’t know.”
“I never respond to the haters. There’s no point because at the end of the day, nobody knows me,” says the newfound Insta-fashionista.
“It’s honestly weird, because I was brought into this whole ‘being known’ thing. I was never looking for fame. Seeing myself on blogs sometimes, it’s like, ‘Chris isn’t with me. Why are you following me?’”
Now accustomed to the flashes, Karrueche has upgraded her paparazzi’d garbs from dressing in mama’s tights as a tot to loose tees and Jordans as a lady. The upside of an impromptu entourage is that she’s always picture-perfect. As the Chrianna reality show plays out, her relations with Chris remain blurry at best (snapshots of her and the superstar linger on her Instagram).
But she’s willingly hanging on by a thread. “He’ll always be in my life because we have a line together,” she states.
The prospect of a three-way chat with Rih, that’s a little more unlikely. “It would take me to somewhere I wouldn’t want to go,” says Karrueche, still oddly cordial. “Whatever it is will never be understood, even from Chris and Rihanna.”
Keep one eye open for the launch of the The Kill and follow @thekillsociety. In this Vibe photoshoot, the Blasian model shows a sultry side…