Weekly News 12/01/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

Small Business Saturday! President Obama avoids Black Friday crowds as bookstore closes for his visit as he shops for Christmas presents with his girls…

US President Barack Obama greets onlookers after shopping at One More Page Books during the Arlington Small Business Saturday in Arlington today

US President Barack Obama greets onlookers

In honor of Small Business Saturday and in an effort to avoid the chaotic Black Friday sales, President Obama made a quick trip to a Virginia bookstore today to take in some light Christmas shopping.

The president was accompanied by his daughters, Sasha and Malia to One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia as the store closed its doors to the public for the duration of Mr. Obama’s visit.

Picking up 15 children’s books as gifts for family members and paying by credit card, the commander in chief was also promoting an effort called ‘Small Business Sunday’ to encourage shoppers to patronise mom-and-pop businesses after Thanksgiving.

At the store, Obama held up his BlackBerry, apparently looking up a book title as he spoke with shop owner Eileen McGervey. He said ‘preparation’ was the key to his shopping. ‘There were a number of the public inside the store when the president arrived and when he entered we closed to the public for the 20 minutes he was here,’ said McGervey.

Obama brushed off a reporter’s question about the looming ‘fiscal cliff,’ saying ‘we’re doing Christmas shopping.’

The preferential treatment for the president’s shopping trip is of course down to his strict security arrangements, but was serene and calm compared to the unfettered chaos of Black Friday the day previous. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, (left), goes shopping at a small bookstore, One More Page, in Arlington, Virginia todayPresident Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, (left), goes shopping at a small bookstore, One More Page, in Arlington, Virginia todayU.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters Malia (left) and Sasha (not pictured) visit One More Page Books store in Arlington, Virginia todayU.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters Malia (left) and Sasha (not pictured) visit One More Page Books store in Arlington, Virginia todayUS President Barack Obama and daughter Malia (right) shop at One More Page Books during the Arlington Small Business Saturday in Arlington, VirginiaUS President Barack Obama and daughter Malia (right) shop at One More Page Books during the Arlington Small Business Saturday in Arlington, Virginia

President Obama in 2004: “‘We’re not fighting terrorists, we’re fighting people who engage in terrorism!”

Obama on terrorismDuring a November 2004 reading and Q&A session to promote his memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” President Obama, then a senator-elect, detailed his views on the motivations behind terrorism and the role U.S. foreign policy plays in such situations.

The comments, unearthed by MSNBC’s “Up W/Chris Hayes,” came when Obama was asked about terrorism at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City. In his answer, Obama advocated for more of a “soft power” approach, or using attraction rather than coercion or force when dealing with foreign powers.

“Ultimately, terrorism is a tactic. We’re not fighting terrorists, we’re fighting people who engage in terrorism, but have a whole host of rationales and excuses for why they do this,” Obama said.

“And to the extent that we can change the sense of opportunity in many of these countries, we can change the manner in which we function in these countries in more positive, proactive ways, then we’re not going to eliminate terrorism entirely but we’re at least going to be able to make more of a dent than if all we’re resorting to is military firepower.”

Eight years later, Obama’s past comments are particularly notable in the context of his approach to counter terrorism as president. As The Huffington Post’s Joshua Hersh reported, Obama’s response to terrorism — particularly through the use of drone strikes — will be a major challenge in his second term:

As it stands now, the Obama administration, which vastly stepped up the use of drones and targeted killings over the past four years, has done little to assuage the concerns of outsiders about the program’s legality or utility. Indeed, the drone program’s components are so secret that the administration routinely refuses to acknowledge that it even exists.

In a second term, that stonewalling may no longer be possible, particularly as new questions are raised about whether the program is legal, or if it even works. The fact that administration officials have offered justifications for the program in narrow speeches and interviews only adds to that sense of inevitability.

“It’s very unclear what the United States is actually doing in Yemen other than they carry out bombings and people on the ground are dying,” said Gregory Johnsen, an expert on Al Qaeda in Yemen and the author of a new book on the subject. “Who’s dying, whether or not they’re actually Al Qaeda — we just don’t know.”

Obama’s 2004 comments have resurfaced just days after deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas temporarily halted in a ceasefire agreement. Some, including the Jerusalem Fund’s Yousef Munayyer, have argued that American policies toward Israel and Palestine have sent the wrong message about using violence. Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

Report: Obamacare a good deal for States…

Obama signs obamacareA new report says states can receive more than $9 in federal money for every dollar they spend to cover low-income residents under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Expanding Medicaid to cover about 20 million more low-income people will cost a total of more than $1 trillion from 2013 to 2022, the report estimates.

But states will pay just $76 billion of that, or roughly 7 percent of the cost. Two nonpartisan groups, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute, collaborated on the new analysis. It also found that a few states might actually spend less than they do now. The Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of the health care law’s Medicaid expansion, an issue that will be hotly debated when state legislatures meet next year. Via theGrio.

What’s next for first lady Michelle Obama?

First lady Michelle Obama“Everyone is just very, very excited — and relieved,” Constance White, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine said about the prospect of having four more years of Michelle Obama as America’s first lady. There was elation in the offices of the black women’s style bible and among its readers online after President Obama secured the White House for a second term.

This solidified the hope that Mrs. Obama would continue to positively represent black women, while inspiring all women. Yet, in her self-described role as “Mom-in-Chief,”first lady Michelle Obama has spawned as much rapturous admiration as scathing criticism.

After the success of her husband’s 2008 presidential campaign, the former executive chose to focus on quality of life issues like nutrition, which led detractors to decry her attempt at improving American’s eating habits as invasive. Despite such barbs, Mrs. Obama has seen her popularity rating soar beyond the president’s.

A style leader, role model, and powerful Democratic fundraiser, her social potency is indisputable. Yet, until now, she has refrained from interacting too directly in politics, expressing herself instead through subtle means. Will Mrs. Obama cultivate a more direct leadership style during her second four years in the White House? What’s next for the first lady?

“I doubt she would do anything that shocked the public,” Jodi Kantor, author of The Obamas, told theGrio. “We are talking about a first lady that has played it very safe and seems to have very little interest in pushing any kind of envelope.”

“Merely being Michelle Obama was pushing the envelope. Being the first black first lady, the first descendent of slaves to be an occupant of the White House — that’s a radical shift for the nation unto itself.” Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Michelle Obama unveils this year’s Gingerbread White House…

A 300lb gingerbread replica of the White House was the centerpiece of the White House Christmas decorations, unveiled today by Michelle Obama. The impressive structure, which features a marzipan version of the kitchen garden and an oversized model of First Dog Bo, was pride of place in the the State Dining Room.

The First Lady, who was dressed in gold Michael Kors, presented this year’s decorations before an appreciative crowd of military families Wednesday, then spent some time doing holiday crafts with military kids. The theme for this year’s decorations is ‘Joy to All,’ but first dog Bo seems to steals the show.

There are 40 ‘Bo-flake’ ornaments throughout the White House that feature cutout images of the dog. There’s a life-size replica of the dog, with a string of lights in his mouth, in the East Garden Room. And there’s an outsized statue of the Portuguese water dog next to the 300-pound gingerbread house in the State Dining Room.

Mrs Obama said that reflects Bo’s high standing at the White House. ‘He’s almost as big as the house,’ she declared. ‘He is such a huge personality.’ 

Visitors also will get a Bo bookmark that sends them on a scavenger hunt for ‘Bo-ornaments’ stashed in eight rooms. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Looking good enough to eat: A 300lb gingerbread replica of the White House is the centerpiece of the White House Christmas decorations, unveiled today by Michelle ObamaLooking good enough to eat: A 300lb gingerbread replica of the White House is the centrepiece of the White House Christmas decorations, unveiled today by Michelle ObamaOne of your five-a-day? The structure even features a marzipan version of Michelle’s kitchen gardenOne of your five-a-day? The structure even features a marzipan version of Michelle's kitchen gardenIcing on the cake: The incredible detail of the gingerbread house can be seen in a Twitter picture posted by the Daily Beast’s Robin Givhan. Even the windows are glossy to resemble glassTwitter/RobinGivhanPresenting the First Dog: Mrs Obama was joined by the real-life Bo as she posed for photographersFirst lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by first dog BoBo’s fan base: The Portugese water dog got a warm welcome from the military kids in attendanceBo's fan base: The Portugese water dog got a warm welcome from the military kids in attendanceU.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) participates in craft activities with military children at the State Dining Room after a preview of the 2012 White House holiday decorationsU.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) participates in craft activities with military children at the State Dining Room after a preview of the 2012 White House holiday decorationsAll in the detail… Mrs Obama decorates a lollipop with the help of the White House chefsAll in the detail... Mrs Obama decorates a lollipop with the help of the White House chefs Woof! woof! A replica of Bo, the first family’s Portuguese Water DogWoof! woof! A replica of Bo, the first family's Portuguese Water DogFestive spirit: A Christmas tree decorated in a rainbow of colors sits next to a statue of President Lincoln in the East Garden Room of the White HouseFestive spirit: A Christmas tree decorated in a rainbow of colors sits next to a statue of President Lincoln in the East Garden Room of the White HouseSplash of colour: Chicago artist David Lee Csicsko designed stained glass windows decorating the grand entryway at the White HouseSplash of colour: Chicago artist David Lee Csicsko designed stained glass windows decorating the grand entryway at the White HouseMain attraction: The official White House Christmas tree, an 18ft 6in Frasier fur from Jefferson, North Carolina, trimmed with ornaments decorated by children of military familiesMain attraction: The official White House Christmas tree, an 18ft 6in Frasier fur from Jefferson, North Carolina, trimmed with ornaments decorated by children of military familiesTa-da! The First Lady seemed delighted with her effortsTa-da! The First Lady seemed delighted with her effortsTaste test: The First Lady also made time to sample her handiworkFirst Lady Michelle Obama pretends to take a bite out of her honey sucker that she made with children during the first viewing of the White House 2012 holiday decorationsSeason’s greetings: Mrs Obama said that the theme for this year’s decorations was Joy to AllSeason's greetings: Mrs Obama said that the theme for this year's decorations was Joy to AllMagical display: Lauren Ray (far left) and Olivia Marlow of Northern Virginia look at ornaments on a Christmas tree in the White HouseMagical display: Lauren Ray (far left) and Olivia Marlow of Northern Virginia look at ornaments on a Christmas tree in the White HouseTheatrical edge: A tree festooned with ornaments in the Blue Room at the White HouseTheatrical edge: A tree festooned with ornaments in the Blue Room at the White HouseJoy to all: The Truman China is set on a table in the China Room of the White House during a preview of the holiday decorationsJoy to all: The Truman China is set on a table in the China Room of the White House during a preview of the holiday decorations

Controversial painting depicts Obama as crucified Christ!

A painting of President Barack Obama in a Christ-like pose is on display in a Boston community college art gallery.

The painting, titled “Truth,” features the president with a crown of thorns on his head and his arms outstretched in a fashion similar to depictions of a crucified Jesus Christ. It’s part of the “Artists on the Stump — the Road to the White House 2012″ exhibit, which will be on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until December 15th.

Michael D’Antuono, the artist behind the image, told Fox News it isn’t blasphemous, despite critics’ concerns otherwise.

“The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically,” he said. “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”

D’Antuono actually painted the image four years ago. It was supposed to debut in New York City’s Union Square, but public outrage forced him to cancel the event.

“I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,” he said. “We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”

He said this year’s exhibit has afforded him “the ability to right a wrong.” Visit theGrio to continue reading…

After meeting with Susan Rice, Republican senators say they aren’t reassured…

Susan Rice meeting mcCain What was supposed to be a make-nice meeting on Tuesday seemed only to make things more contentious between the White House and Senate Republicans over U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s comments following the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Rice came face to face with some of her harshest Republican critics, hoping to allay their concerns about whether she misled Americans regarding what precipitated the assault. President Obama has staunchly defended Rice and is said to be considering her for his next secretary of state, but the meeting apparently only served to deepen GOP skepticism.

“Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.).

Rice and Acting CIA Director Michael Morell met privately with Graham and Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee who have been leading the GOP charge against the administration since the attack that led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Visit the Washington Post to continue reading…

U.S. diplomat’s husband stabbed to death outside exclusive gated development in the Philippines…

A U.S. diplomat’s husband has been stabbed to death in the Philippines after intervening in a row outside the exclusive residential compound where he lived. Major George Anikow, a 41-year-old inactive U.S. Marine, was attacked as he walked into the development in an upmarket district of Makati City, part of Metro Manila, early on Saturday morning.

Police said three businessmen and one student were charged today with killing the father-of-three, who had served as a civil officer in Afghanistan before being posted to the Philippines. Mr Anikow had got involved in a row as he approached the development.

He saw security guards at its gates checking the identification of four men, who were inside a luxury Volvo, NDTV.com reported. The men were refused entry because they did not have a pass for the compound, triggering an argument and a brawl, city police chief Senior Superintendent Manuel Lukban said.  ‘The men were about to leave when he rapped their vehicle.

The suspects then got off the vehicle, and mauled and stabbed him to the back and shoulder,’ Lukban told reporters. He said the American, whose wife Laura is a staff member at the U.S. embassy, died in hospital.

The assailants tried to escape but nearby police, alerted by the security guards, caught them, Lukban said. A blood-stained military-style knife was recovered from them, he said. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Major George Anikow (right), an inactive Marine, was stabbed to death in Manila at the weekend. Here he is pictured earlier this month in uniform at a ball with his wife Laura, a U.S. diplomat, and Jacob one of his three childrenMajor George Anikow (right), and inactive Marine, was stabbed to death in Manila at the weekend. Here he is pictured earlier this month in uniform at a ball with his wife Laura, a U.S. diplomat, and Jacob one of his three childrenStabbed: U.S. Marine Major George Anikow (left) served as a civil officer in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province in 2009 before moving to the Philippines, where he was killed at the weekendStabbed: U.S. Marine Major George Anikow (left) served as a civil officer in Afghanistan's Helmand Province in 2009 before moving to the Philippines, where he was killed at the weekend(File picture) The attack happened in Makati City, an exclusive district of Manila, capital of the Philippines(File picture) The attack happened in Makati City, an exclusive district of Manila, capital of the Philippines

Cop quits after saying he would volunteer to assassinate Obama

Obama on terrorismA Jacksonville police officer has quit after admitting he told colleagues that he would volunteer to assassinate President Barack Obama. The 57-year-old retired earlier this month while facing an internal investigation into his comments to other officers after the election.

He told them that if an order came to kill Obama, he “wouldn’t mind being the guy.”

When questioned by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office integrity unit, he said he also didn’t care if a nuclear explosion killed everyone in the Northeastern U.S because they supported Obama. He told the investigators his comments were hyperbole and not actual threats. Via Huffington Post.

Gabby Douglas: “Mr. President, how many suits do you own?”

After the U.S. Olympics’ Fierce Five visited the White House for the first time two weeks ago, Gabby Douglas has revealed what the girls asked the President during their private meeting.

Four months after winning Olympic Gold, a nervous Gabby walked in a straight line with her teammates Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney towards the oval office and Barack Obama.

The 16-year-old told People magazine of her November 15th visit: ‘[The President’s] so cool! We were all walking in so straight. He was like, “Guys! Chill out!”‘

The Olympic gymnast also revealed what questions the excitable team asked Mr Obama. She said: ‘We just asked him questions, like, “How many suits do you have? Can we see your closet?”‘

However the President, who reportedly owns 44 suits, unfortunately couldn’t accommodate their request. Gabby explained: ‘He said, “I would love to, but I’ve got a tight schedule.”‘

The gymnastic dynamo did get to take home a keepsake, though. ‘He gave us presidential M&Ms that were red, white and blue,’ she said. ‘I ate one pack, but I’m saving the other one forever.’

Gabby, who has met the likes of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, the Duchess of Cambridge, not to mention the President, said she is still dying to meet Beyonce, ‘and Usian Bolt’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Proud moment: Gabby Douglas led the charge when the Fierce Five met President Obama on November 15, asking him how many suits he ownsProud moment: The White House tweeted a photograph this evening of President Obama meeting the U.S. Olympics' Fierce FiveMr cool: President Obama, described by Gabby as ‘so cool!’ jokingly mimicked US Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s ‘not impressed’ look while greeting the Fierce Five at the White HouseMr cool: President Obama jokingly mimicked US Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's 'not impressed' look while greeting Gabby and the Fierce FiveFierce five: Four months after winning Olympic Gold, a nervous Gabby walked in a straight line with her teammates Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney towards the oval officeFierce Five: Looking their glamorous best, the 2012 Women's Olympic gymnastics team visited the White House for the first time earlier today for a private meeting with the PresidentMini-dress brigade: Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas giggle nervously on their way to the Oval Office to met Mr ObamaMini-dress brigade: Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas giggle nervously on their way to the Oval OfficeExcited faces: Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber excitedly make their way to their Oval Office meeting, where they asked to see inside Mr Obama’s wardrobeExcited faces: Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber excitedly make their way to their meeting with Barack Obama

President Obama plays hardball in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks!

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images NewsPresident Obama is no longer looking to be the great compromiser in Washington. His opening bid to resolve the so-called “fiscal cliff” was effectively a poison pill; full of ideas from $50 billion in additional stimulus money to $1.6 trillion in tax increases to weakening Congress’ power in increasing the federal debt limit, it was a liberal’s dream and a non-starter for congressional Republicans.

And it suggested the president may be employing a different, more assertive negotiating style in his second term.

During much of his first four years, Obama and his aides tried to craft policies that reflected both Democratic and Republican ideas, hoping to get GOP votes. It was sincere, but ineffective as a negotiating strategy. Republicans almost never voted with the president on anything anyway, and he was effectively dropping liberal ideas that he himself supported even before negotiations started with Republicans.

But now, Obama and his team are conceding nothing. They have demanded more than $1 trillion in taxes by raising rates on the rich and largely rejected the GOP theory that more tax revenue can be raised simply by closing loopholes. They have largely refused to spell out any spending cuts as part of the agreement, putting the onus on the GOP to suggest cuts it is urging anyway. Visit the Grio to continue reading…

All eyes on Susan Rice now that she’s presumptive front-runner to become secretary of state

Susan RiceSusan Rice was miffed, all right. Her frequent foil, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin — an outsize personality whom she might be yelling at one moment, then laughing with the next — was at it again. This time, he was mocking her pet project to let youths from around the world ask the U.N. Security Council questions via video link-up.

If Churkin was going to play goad the ambassador, Rice would, too.

A Rice staffer superimposed Churkin’s face on the cartoon body of the Grinch — the one who stole Christmas. Rice loved it. This, she had to share. And so the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations decided to plop the doctored image onto the big screen in the Security Council’s consultation room for all to see.

But first, a bit of diplomacy. She showed it privately to Churkin. The “huge bear laugh” that staffers heard through the closed door signaled that this wouldn’t become a nuclear incident. Eventually, the Russians backed off their objections.

Still, Rice’s prank in December 2010 annoyed some in this ever-cautious, often-cryptic, inscrutably-polite-yet-clandestinely-rude ministerial universe. Was she being undiplomatically inappropriate or unconventionally charming? Visit the Washington Post to continue reading…

Didn’t you think the President would give you a decent lunch, Mitt? Romney drops in to McDonald’s just hours before White House meal with Obama

Now that the presidential election campaign is over, losing candidate Mitt Romney has the leisure to spend his time how he likes. And this week he was spotted picking up a snack in the king of all fast-food joints – McDonald’s.

His trip to the popular chain restaurant came ahead of a lunch in the White House with Barack Obama yesterday – a meeting which has already inspired dozens of internet memes speculating on what exactly went on.

The former governor of Massachusetts was photographed apparently buying a McFlurry milkshake, and the picture was then uploaded to social news website Reddit. While it may seem strange to see the ultra-healthy 65-year-old chowing down on fast food, the Romney family has long had a strong connection to the McDonald’s franchise.

Mitt’s father George, a businessman who was governor of Michigan, was given a card by McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc entitling him to eat at any of the chain’s restaurants for free for his whole life.

As well as the picture of Romney in McDonald’s, web users have clearly been amused by a photo of the losing Republican presidential candidate shaking hands with Obama in the Oval Office, as Buzzfeed notes.

Photoshopped versions of the image have spread around the net, with some offering witty guesses about the strained conversation the two men might be enjoying, while others drew attention to the awkward presence of a White House staffer half-hidden behind a door in the background of the picture.

The pair met for lunch at the White House on Thursday, sitting down with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.

In their first meeting since the election, Obama and the Republican nominee met in the White House’s private dining room, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of November 6.

Romney congratulated the president for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years, according to a description of the meeting from the White House. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Snack: Mitt Romney was seen ordering a McFlurry milkshake at a branch of McDonald’sSnack: Mitt Romney was seen ordering a McFlurry milkshake at a branch of McDonald'sPower lunch: President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunchPower lunch: President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunchVisitor: This image shows Big Bird, a focus of satire during the campaign, apparently dropping in on the meetingVisitor: This image shows Big Bird, a focus of satire during the campaign, apparently dropping in on the meetingAwkward? Some commenters speculated about the strained relations between the pairAwkward? Some commenters speculated about the strained relations between the pairWho’s there? Web users noticed a White House staffer lurking in the background of the photoWho's there? Web users noticed a White House staffer lurking in the background of the photoHere’s Joe! This picture imagines what might have happened if Biden had tried to crash the partyHere's Joe! This picture imagines what might have happened if Biden had tried to crash the partyBitter: But despite the speculation officials insisted that the meeting was friendly and productiveBitter: But despite the speculation officials insisted that the meeting was friendly and productiveArrival: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived at the White House for a lunch with President ObamaArrival: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived at the White House for a lunch with President ObamaBitter campaign foes just weeks ago, Obama and Romney are now sitting down for lunch with an eye on overlapping interestsBitter campaign foes just weeks ago, Obama and Romney are now sitting down for lunch with an eye on overlapping interests Lunch: President Obama has invited his former Republican rival Mitt Romney to dine with him at the White House, fulfilling a promise he made to seek guidance from Romney in his second termLunch: President Obama has invited his former Republican rival Mitt Romney to dine with him at the White House, fulfilling a promise he made to seek guidance from Romney in his second term

Adorable video shows First Dog inspecting decked halls of the White House

He may be a dog, but he’s the First Dog and his opinion counts. Bo, the Obama family’s Portuguese water dog, has given his stamp of approval to the White House’s lavish holiday decorations – and the adorable inspection is captured on tape.

In the two minute highly-produced video, the country’s most famous pet is seen roaming the decked halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, seeming left to his own devices. Sometimes in slow motion, Bo inspects the decorations room by room, checking out the glittering lights, the shining baubles and the numerous wreaths on display at the coveted address.

But things go awry when he encounters a larger than life version of himself, standing next to the 18-foot-6-inch tall Fraser fir in the White House’s Blue Room. Bo’s mood quickly turns from excitement to apprehension as he faces off with the giant imposter, made from thousands of black and white pom-poms.

The real Bo exchanges ominous glances with his rival, and the tension is ratcheted up with the help of some dramatic music. But the precious pup appears to emerge victorious. He miraculously acquiring a red Santa hat in between shots and is seen panting for the camera as the film fades to a holiday greeting.

‘Joy to All,’ the White House says. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Inspection: Bo, the Obama family’s Portuguese water dog has given his stamp of approval to the White House’s lavish holiday decorations – and the adorable inspection is captured on tapeInspectionTree: Bo gazes at the 18-foot-6-inch tall Fraser fir in the White House’s Blue RoomTree: Bo gazes at the 18-foot-6-inch tall Fraser fir in the White House's Blue RoomLights: The adored pet checks out the glittering lights, the shining baubles and the numerous wreaths on display at the coveted addressLights: The adored pet checks out the glittering lights, the shining baubles and the numerous wreaths on display at the coveted addressThorough: Sometimes in slow motion, Bo inspects the decorations room by roomThorough: Sometimes in slow motion, Bo inspects the decorations room by roomConfused: Things go awry when he encounters a larger than life version of himselfConfused: Things go awry when he encounters a larger than life version of himself

Immigrants struggle to cope in Sandy’s aftermath!

Sandy ImmigrantsSuperstorm Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows. Some of those who need help to get temporary housing and food are afraid to come forward because they risk deportation. And many have returned to damaged, powerless, moldy homes because they have no other place to stay.

“My son has asthma and now he is worse. The house has this smell of humidity and sea water,” Mexican immigrant Miguel Alarcon Morales said while holding his 2-year-old son, Josias. “It is not safe to live there. I am starting to feel sick, too.”

Advocates are stepping up their efforts to get help to immigrants in hard-hit areas, in some cases going to door to door.

“If you are here illegally and you are at your home and see the National Guard and people in military uniform, going up and down, sure, you are going to be afraid,” said Gonzalo Mercado, executive director of El Centro del Inmigrante, a nonprofit that helps day laborers and their families in Staten Island. “To not be informed means to be afraid. That is why we are here, to inform immigrants of resources available to them,” Mercado added.

The New York City area is home to more than 2.3 million Hispanics, according to census numbers, and some places hardest hit by the storm are known as landing spots for Mexican immigrants. Nonprofits that work in the area calculate at least 20,000 Mexicans in hard-hit Staten Island. Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

Papa John’s Schnatter says he will honor Obamacare and give health insurance to all employees…

Papa john schnatterIn an op-ed written by Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter and published in The Huffington Post on Tuesday, Mr. Schnatter suggests that his intentions regarding the implementation of Obamacare for Papa John’s employees have been misunderstood.

He plans to provide health care benefits to all of his corporate employees along with all employees working in his company owned stores.

“Papa John’s, like most businesses, is still researching what the Affordable Care Act means to our operations. Regardless of the conclusion of our analysis, we will honor this law, as we do all laws, and continue to offer 100% of Papa John’s corporate employees and workers in company-owned stores health insurance as we have since the company was founded in 1984.”

This is good news, indeed. Papa John’s—and Mr. Schnatter himself—has been the subject of considerable criticism, including in this column , as a result of what has been believed to be his plan to avoid the requirements of the Affordable Care Act by cutting back employee schedules to less than 30 hours per week. Visit Forbes.com to continue reading…

Halle Berry gets police escort as she takes daughter Nahla to the theatre… 24 hours after fight between ex Gabriel Aubry and Olivier Martinez!

Low key: Halle wore casual jeans, flip flops and a black top and sunglasses for the trip

Low key: Halle wore casual jeans, flip flops and a black top and sunglasses for the trip

Halle Berry received a police escort on Friday as she took daughter Nahla to the theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.

The 46-year-old actress and her four-year-old were driven to the Nokia Theatre in a black SUV, surrounded by four police on motorcycles following Thursday’s incident between Halle’s boyfriend Olivier Martinez and ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

Halle looked calm as she escorted Nahla into the theatre and then carried her out accompanied by a bodyguard.

Looking low key in jeans, a black top and sandals, Halle held Nahla’s hand as they made their way inside to watch a concert by children’s entertainers Yo Gabba Gabba.

Nahla looked pretty in a pink polka dot dress and purple flip flops and listened to music on bright pink headphones, while her mother held her cuddly toy. There was no sign of Halle’s French beau Martinez who had earlier been seen in a liquor store brandishing a swollen hand from Thursday’s altercation.

Music maestro: Little Nahla seemed happy as she listened to tunes on pink headphones

Music maestro: Little Nahla seemed happy as she listened to tunes on pink headphones

Martinez, 46, opted for a half-hearted disguise by wearing a cap, but was nevertheless prepared to face the photographers on his ‘victory walk’ – after apparently coming off better than Aubry in yesterday’s fight.

Still, Olivier’s hand appeared to have swelled some more overnight – and looked bloated and painful as he stopped by Gil Turner’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles on Friday.

Gabriel, 37, meanwhile, was pictured being whisked out of LAPD’s Downtown jail in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

He had a contingency plan in place for the photographers, though, cowering from the flashbulbs under a blanket in the back seat of an SUV as he was driven away.

Bail Bondsman David Perez of David Perez Bail Bonds paid Aubry’s $20,000 bail – before picking him up at around 6pm. Aubry – father of Halle’s daughter Nahla – was charged with battery and taken into custody upon his discharge from hospital at around 3.30pm on Thursday – where he was treated for a broken rib and bruises to the face. His booking sheets lists him as 6ft2 and weighing 180lbs.

The pictures emerged as fresh details of the horrific fight between Aubry and Martinez, which was reportedly captured on security cameras, continued to unravel. Nahla was apparently saved from witnessing the full brutality of the fight – after Halle rushed her inside the house as the two men started to face off, TMZ reports.

However it is unclear if she did witness some of the fight. It was initially reported the brawl happened inside Halle’s house – but it is now claimed the altercation played out in the large driveway, according to the website.

After Olivier said to Gabriel: ‘We have to move on,’ the Canadian model is said to have retaliated and pushed the French actor and tried to punch him before a full blown fight broke out. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The day after the drama: Halle Berry carries daughter Nahla out of the Nokia Theatre on Friday, a day after her current beau Olivier Martinez’s altercation with ex Gabriel AubryThe day after the drama: Halle Berry carries daughter Nahla out of the Nokia Theatre after they saw a performance of the children's band Yo Gabba Gabba, a day after her current beau Olivier Martinez's altercation with ex Gabriel AubryPolice escort: Halle is said to be driven to the venue in a black SUV surrounded by police motorbikesPolice escort: Halle is said to be driven to the venue in a black SUVProtection: Halle carries her daughter while her bodyguard waits with her outside her vehicleProtection: Halle carries her daughter while her bodyguard waits with her outside her vehicle Carrying on as usual: The actress looked calm after catching the show as a post-Thanksgiving treat for NahlaCarrying on as usual: The actress looked calm after catching the show as a post-Thanksgiving treat for NahlaCalm after the storm: Halle hit headlines for the wrong reasons after the altercation on ThursdayCalm after the storm: Halle hit headlines for the wrong reasons after the altercation on ThursdayDistracting themselves: Halle and Nahla appeared to be having a great time at the showDistracting themselves: Halle and Nahla appeared to be having a great time at the showAway from the drama: No doubt Halle was happy to get Nahla out of the house where the incident took placeAway from the drama: No doubt Halle was happy to get Nahla out of the house where the incident took placeNot too concerned: Halle appeared to have moved on, or was putting on a brave faceAway from the drama: No doubt Halle was happy to get Nahla out of the house where the incident took placeSmile: It’s Yo Gabba Gabba!Not too concerned: Halle appeared to have moved on, or was putting on a brave faceHome sweet home: Halle was later accompanied by bodyguards as she arrived homeHome sweet home: Halle was later accompanied by bodyguards as she arrived home Up bright and early: Olivier Martinez was spotted early on Friday morning visiting a liquor store in Los AngelesUp bright and early: Olivier Martinez was spotted early on Friday morning visiting a liquor store in Los AngelesTrying to put it behind him: Olivier was later seen stopping off at a Hollywood gas stationTrying to put it behind him: Olivier was later seen stopping off at a Hollywood gas stationEventful: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez looked furious as they headed home from hospital after the brawl on ThursdayEventful: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez looked furious as they headed home from hospital after the brawl on ThursdayUnder cover: Gabriel Aubry hid his frame under a blanket as he left jail on Thursday, hours after being charged with battery over a brawl with love rival MartinezxMaking a getaway: The model’s bail was posted by a bondsman, who collected Aubry in a white SUVx

Yo Gabba Gabba attracts celebrity parents…

Halle Berry and Nahla weren’t the only Yo Gabba Gabba fans, Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden brought their two children Sparrow and Harlow to the show, with Nicole holding their hands as she escorted them inside.

The reality star-turned fashion designer looked her usual fashionable self in a floppy hat, similar in style to her four-year-old daughter’s. Alyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari also arrived with their son Milo, both wearing Yo Gabba Gabba hats for the occasion. Via DailyMail.

Celebrity skin: Nicoel Richie and husband Joel Madden took children Harlow and Sparrow to see the show DowntownCelebrity skin: Nicoel Richie and husband Joel Madden took children Harlow and Sparrow to see the show DowntownTime for a lift: Nicole gave Sparrow a shoulder ride, while Joel carried little HarlowTime for a lift: Nicole gave Sparrow a shoulder ride, while Joel carried little Harlow Hats off: Alyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari took their son Milo to the show, sporting appropriate headwearHats off: Alyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari took their son Milo to the show, sporting appropriate headwearReady to rumble: Michael Pena’s son Roman looked raring to go as he held hands with his famous father and mother Brie ShafferReady to rumble: Michael Pena's son Roman looked raring to go as he held hands with his famous father and mother Brie ShafferShe had a great time: Anne Heche appeared to have enjoyed herself as she left the venue with a big smileShe had a great time: Anne Heche appeared to have enjoyed herself as she left the venue with a big smile

The battle is over! Terrence Howard finalises bitter divorce with Michelle Ghent…

It was notably bitter even in the high stakes world of Hollywood divorces. But Terrence Howard and Michelle Ghent have finally came to an agreement to end their union after almost three years.

The Iron Man star and his wife had been separated since February 2011, just over a year since they secretly tied the knot. According to court documents uncovered by TMZ their deal was finalized on August 16th. They agreed how to divide up money and other matters under the agreement.

Their split was notoriously acrimonious, with Michelle accusing her husband of viciously beating her. For his part the Princess and the Frog favorite had claimed she called him a slew of racist names and even threatened to have him killed by Russian gangsters.

The 43-year-old had also been claimed the production worker tried to extort him over private recordings she found on his computer. Ironically they had both sought a restraining order, though it was Michelle who was ultimately successful in this regard last year.

It is due to expire next week and under the terms of the agreement will not seek to make it permanent.

All over: Terrence Howard has finalised his divorce from wife Michelle GhentAll over: Terrence Howard has finalised his divorce from wife Michelle GhentLong time coming: The former couple, seen in September 2010, separated in February 2011 after just over a year of marriageLong time coming: The former couple, seen in September 2010, separated in February 2011 after just over a year of marriageSingle again: Terrence will be relieved his long-running divorce battle is overSingle again: Terrence will be relieved his long-running divorce battle is over

Who knew she was so frugal! Katherine Heigl stocks up on toys and treats with husband and baby Adalaide on Black Friday…

Post Thanksgiving: The day after the holiday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America on account of the massive discounts for one day only

Post Thanksgiving: The day after the holiday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America on account of the massive discounts for one day only

Like million of others Katherine Heigl took advantage of all the massive bargains on Black Friday.

The Knocked Up star was seen out in Los Angeles splashing out on toys and wrapping paper the day after Thanksgiving and also had her cute new daughter in tow.

Heigl adopted another little in girl in April – she already has a three-year-old called Naleigh, from South Korea.

The 33-year-old’s husband Josh Kelley was also on hand to help with the purchases and the couple were spotting leaving both Toy R Us and Party City on the sunny afternoon.

The pretty blonde star had her arms full as she left the shop before she handed over the load to her country singer husband so she could push tiny Adalaide in her stroller.

Heigl literally couldn’t stop beaming at the newest addition to her family and appeared completely besotted with the infant.

Heigl looked effortlessly fabulous and not a hair was out of place despite the enormous crowds Black Friday can draw.  She wore blue skinny jeans rolled up, a loose grey T-shirt and flirty, tangerine-colored flats. Post Thanksgiving: The day after the holiday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America on account of the massive discounts for one day only Her hair was tied back of her face and she was also sporting her customary oversize sunglasses.

Husband Josh, 32, looked every inch the handsome but scruffy musician with his stubbly beard and jeans and T-shirt combo. At one point he tenderly picks Adalaide up out of her stroller to place her in the car seat…showing he’s a natural dad.

Earlier in the week the 27 Dresses reunited with her old Grey’s Anatomy co-stars for a night on the tiles.  Heigl left the show two years ago after falling out with producers but she met up with members of the old crew for a pre-Thanksgiving night out on Wednesday.

Kate Walsh, 45, and Justin Chambers, 42, attended The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles with Heigl, where her husband was performing.

The group looked in great spirits as they were spotted leaving the venue, with Kate and Katherine smiling for the cameras with their arms around each other.

Heigl looked stylish in skinny pants and a sleeveless top with large sequins while Kate wore jeans and a holey white jumper. Via DailyMail.

Black Friday: Katherine Heigl took advantage of the massive post Thanksgiving sale on Friday by buying gifts and wrapping paper in Los AngelesBlack Friday: Katherine Heigl took advantage of the massive post Thanksgiving sale on Friday by buying gifts and wrapping paper in Los AngelesFamily day out: Heigl’s husband Josh Kelley and her daughter Adalaide Marie Hope were also out for the shopping tripFamily day out: Heigl's husband Josh Kelley and her daughter Adalaide Marie Hope were also out for the shopping tripNew baby: The couple recently adopted a second daughter and Heigl obviously can’t tear her eyes awayNew baby: The couple recently adopted a second daughter and Heigl obviously can't tear her eyes away from herDoting Dad: The pair already have a three-year-old adopted daughter from Korea and little Adalaide Marie Hope joined the family in AprilDoting Dad: The pair already have a three-year-old adopted daughter from Korea and little Adalaide Marie Hope joined the family in AprilGoodies: The young family were at Toys R Us and Party City stocking up on treatsGoodies: The young family were at Toys R Us and Party City stocking up on treats

Happy 34th birthday Katherine Heigl! She looked radiant as she celebrated with her husband and mother…

Katherine Heigl was no doubt toasting to another fantastic year ahead as she celebrated her 34th birthday on Saturday. The One for the Money star couldn’t stop smiling as she enjoyed a birthday lunch with her husband Josh Kelley and mother Nancy in Beverly Hills.

The former Gray’s Anatomy actress turned 34 on November 24, 2012. In company of her husband and mother/manager, the trio dined at a restaurant on the prestigious Robertson Boulevard. They also managed to squeeze in a spot of shopping at bedding store Between The Sheets in West Hollywood.

Although she often favors a dressed down and fuss-free look, Katherine decided that her special day provided the perfect opportunity to get dolled up. The actress looked lovely in a sunshine yellow blouse which she paired with skinny jeans tucked into racy over-the-knee leather boots.

She also ensured she was perfectly coiffed for the outing by styling her blonde locks into ringlets and applying lashings of crimson lipstick. The pretty star was presented with a white rose from an admirer as a birthday gift while making her way back to her car.

Clearly in a great mood, she happily accepted and gave a friendly wave to photographers before piling into her vehicle. She has certainly had a great year with the adoption of her second child Adalaide in April. Adalaide is a sister to Katherine’s first child Naleigh, who she adopted from South Korea in 2009. Via DailyMail.

Birthday girl: Katherine Heigl turned 34 on Saturday and celebrated with her husband Josh Kelley and mother NancyBirthday girl: Katherine Heigl turned 34 on Saturday and celebrated with her husband Josh Kelley and mother NancyCelebratory meal: The trio dined at a restaurant on Robertson Boulevard in Beverly HillsCelebratory meal: The trio dined at a restaurant on Robertson Boulevard in Beverly HillsFeeling cheerful: The actress sported a sunshine yellow blouse and skinny jeans tucked into over-the-knee leather bootsFeeling cheerful: The actress sported a sunshine yellow blouse and skinny jeans tucked into over-the-knee leather bootsHello petal: The Knocked Up star happily accepted a white rose given to her by an admirerHello petal: The Knocked Up star happily accepted a white rose given to her by an admirerBusy day: Katherine and her family even managed to squeeze in some shopping at bedding store Between The SheetsBusy day: Katherine and her family even managed to squeeze in some shopping at bedding store Between The SheetsClose bond: Katherine is often seen spending time with her mother, who also acts as her managerClose bond: Katherine is often seen spending time with her mother, who also acts as her managerLots to smile about: The pretty blonde was in a great mood as she gave a wave to photographers before speeding off in Josh’s carLots to smile about: The pretty blonde was in a great mood as she gave a wave to photographers before speeding off in Josh's carAward Show: elegant beautyKatherine Heigl

RIP! Rapper Drake‘s grandmother passes away…

Drake and his grandmotherBiracial rapper Drake’s Thanksgiving was indeed a sad one.  The emotional rapper lost his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Sher, who he often spoke of, on being very close to. The “Thank Me Later” rapper took to Twitter  a few days ago to tell his fans the sad news in his life.

 He revealed: “Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go…thankful to have had the times we did.”

He mentioned her many times in his rap lyric and even let her record a message for him which he used on the “Look What You’ve Done” single off his latest Take Care album:

“All I can say Aubrey is, I remember the good times we had together and the times I used to look after you and I still have wonderful feelings about that.  So God bless you, and I hope I’ll see you.”

X-Factor USA Fashion face-off: Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger level off!

Leveling up: On Saturday's X Factor judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger proved equals as they showed off their style credentials

Leveling up: On Saturday’s X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos proves equal with Nicole as she showed off her style credentials

Week after week viewers have held their breath as they wait to see what outfits Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos will be wearing on The X Factor.

And on Saturday’s live show it seemed the female judges had reached a tie as each took to the spotlight in leggy ensemble.

Nicole, 34, graced the stage in a fitted salmon mini-dress while 24-year-old Tulisa put her ample cleavage on show in a grey lace mullet gown.

Both Tulisa and Nicole opted to take inspiration from the looks they wore last week. Wearing her hair up in a futuristic quiffed ponytail, Scherzinger slipped into an origami style number by Boudicca Platform 13.

Adding drama to her get-up with dark eye shadow, Nicole accessorized with a pair of squared earrings and metallic reptile skin Crisian and McCaffrey heels.

Proving she is still the sexiest woman in the world, Tulisa dazzled in a her sequinned embellished dress. Strutting along in a pair of nude colored open toe stilettos, the Young singer matched her eyeshadow to her dress but went a little over board with her blusher.

Leveling up: On Saturday's X Factor judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger proved equals as they showed off their style credentials

Beautiful: On Saturday’s X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger why she is a fashionista as she showed off her style credentials

Unlike Nicole, Tulisa slicked her hair up in a ponytail and accessorized with metal gun drop earrings.  However, despite Tulisa’s best efforts X Factor fans took to Twitter to deliver their harsh verdicts on this week’s fashion face-off.

One user wrote: ‘Tulisa.. Not bad for once although the front of her dress needs to be longer. And that hair eughh … Still not quite there babes LOL ‘. While another tweeted: ‘That dress doesn’t agree with Tulisa’s urban roots’.

“And another message on the micro-blogging site read: ‘Nicole is looking stunning! Tulisa on the other hand.. That dress doesn’t do you any favors.’ Via DailyMail.

Stylish foursome: Both Tulisa and Nicole made sure to put their toned legs on display Stylish foursome: Both Tulisa and Nicole made sure to put their toned legs on displayHead to head: Tulisa and Nicole chose to wear their hair up in ponytails as they took to the spotlight in towering heelsHead to head: Tulisa and Nicole chose to wear their hair up in ponytails as they took to the spotlight in towering heelsIs the battle over? Gary Barlow looked suave in a black suit while Louis Walsh wore a velvet blazer with black shirt and pantsIs the battle over? Gary Barlow looked suave in a black suit while Louis Walsh wore a velvet blazer with black shirt and trousersHarsh criticism: Fans of the ITV show didn’t hold back on Twitter as they ripped into Tulisa’s outfitHarsh criticism: Fans of the ITV show didn't hold back on Twitter as they ripped into Tulisa's outfitStill winning: Nicole managed to just about outshine Tulisa on Saturday’s live showStill winning: Nicole managed to just about outshine Tulisa on Saturday's live show

Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper are getting serious!

Sleepover: Earlier that morning, Bradley was seen leaving Zoe's house in Los Angeles after a sleepover They recently reconciled in September after splitting up earlier in the year in March. And it seems that Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana‘s second shot of love is going swimmingly.

So much so that the Avatar actress has been spending time with the actor’s mother. Zoe was reportedly spotted deep in conversation with Gloria Cooper on Friday as they enjoyed a day out with the actor and his dog in Venice, California.

A source told RadarOnline: ‘Bradley was standing with his dog outside the Mystic Journey Bookstore, while his mother and Zoe were inside shopping.

Rejected: Bradley reportedly rejected Dita Von Teese's advances recently

Rejected: Bradley reportedly rejected Dita Von Teese’s advances

Bradley is so smitten with Zoe that he recently turned down burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese when she made a pass at him.

‘But Bradley just wasn’t that into her, he ignored her eye contact and just looked down at his phone. He left before she did and didn’t even acknowledge her on the way out of the restaurant.’

Bradley and Zoe’s short-lived romance ended back in March and by the beginning of September they appeared awkward while promoting their new film The Words together.

But later in the month, it appeared that the couple decided to give it another go. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

It must be getting serious! Zoe Saldana seen here with on and off again beau Bradley Cooper in September, has been reportedly bonding with the actor’s motherIt must be getting serious! Zoe Saldana seen here with on and off again beau Bradley Cooper in September, has been reportedly bonding with the actor's mother Close: Bradley is very close to his mother Gloria, pictured here with the actor in February this yearClose: Bradley is very close to his mother Gloria, pictured here with the actor in February this yearMovie date: The couple enjoyed a date at the movies back in September and left arm-in-armMovie date: The couple enjoyed a date at the movies back in September and left arm-in-armAwkward: Zoe and Bradley at The Los Angeles premiere of The Words earlier in September when they were apparently still separatedAwkward: Zoe and Bradley at The Los Angeles premiere of The Words earlier in September when they were apparently still separated

Happy 45th birthday Boris Becker! He proved that he’s still young at heart as he partied until the early hours…

He’s certainly thrown a few birthday parties in his time. And tennis ace Boris Becker proved that he’s not ready to stop partying just yet, as he celebrated his 45th birthday on November 22, with a night out in London on Friday. Showing that he could keep up with the younger Mayfair set, the German former sportsman headed to club-of-the-moment LouLou’s.

With his wife Lilly and a group of friends in tow, the blonde-haired star headed to the celeb haunt at around 7pm and didn’t emerge until gone 3am. Boris, who’s had a difficult time lately, after having to deal with a hefty lawsuit, proved that he was back on track and ready to enjoy himself at London’s most talked about nightspot.

The couple continued to chat to their friends as they left the venue, which is popular with Pippa Middleton, and had clearly had an enjoyable evening. Although they stayed until late, the group still managed to hold it together as they made their way through London’s most up-market area and jump into cabs.

Boris, who had clearly not been drinking, went to get his car to drive back to their hotel, while his wife hopped into a cab with her girlfriends. The tennis champion looked stylish and smart in a blue pinstripe suit, a warm black coat and a checked scarf, his strawberry blonde mop making him visible from a mile off.

His wife, who he wed in 2009, also looked chic, but must have been chilly wandering around wintery London with bare legs. Lilly wore a flattering red spotted dress with a pair of towering heels and covered up with a black fur wrap. She wore her long, dark hair loose over her shoulders and held tightly to her husband’s hand as they walked along. Via DailyMail.

Never too old: Boris Becker celebrates his 45th birthday with his wife, Lilly, in Mayfair on FridayNever too old: Boris Becker celebrates his 45th birthday with his wife, Lilly, in Mayfair on FridayParty boy: Boris and his group of friends stay out until 3am at Mayfair hotspot LouLou’sParty boy: Boris and his group of friends stay out until 3am at Mayfair hotspot LouLou'sLeaders of the pack: The couple walk hand-in-hand as they lead a procession of their friends out of the clubLeaders of the pack: The couple walk hand-in-hand as they lead a procession of their friends out of the clubBare legs: Lilly doesn’t seem to mind the wintery weather and steps out with bare legs and a short dressBare legs: Lilly doesn't seem to mind the wintery weather and steps out with bare legs and a short dressGirlie gossip: Lilly Becker squeezes in some more chat time with her friends outside the clubGirlie gossip: Lilly Becker squeezes in some more chat time with her friends outside the clubFollow the leader: Boris and Lilly walk in front of their friends after their late nightFollow the leader: Boris and Lilly walk in front of their friends after their late nightFond farewell: Lilly says goodbye to her friends after the long evening to celebrate her husband’s birthdayFond farewell: Lilly says goodbye to her friends after the long evening to celebrate her husband's birthdaySensible night: Despite it being his birthday, Boris clearly didn’t indulge in any alcohol as he drives himself homeSensible night: Despite it being his birthday, Boris clearly didn't indulge in any alcohol as he drives himself homeBoris gets into his car as his wife gets a cabGetaway car: Boris gets into his car as his wife gets a cabCarrying on the party? Lilly jumps into a cab with friends while her husband gets into his own carCarrying on the party? Lilly jumps into a cab with friends while her husband gets into his own car

Halle Berry ‘wants permanent protection order against ex Gabriel Aubry’ after his brutal fight with new lover Olivier Martinez…

After a long custody battle mainly fought inside the courtroom, things between Halle Berry and her ex Gabriel Aubry turned physical and reached a boiling point over this Thanksgiving weekend. The model ex was involved in a fist fight with the actress’s new lover, Olivier Martinez, on Thursday, which resulted in the couple getting an emergency protective order against him.

A judge granted the temporary order, which stated that the Canadian model is currently not allowed to come within 100 yards of Halle, Olivier and his four-year-old daughter with the actress, Nahla. The emergency protective order is said to be lifted on Tuesday, but now TMZ reports that the former Bond girl will be taking her ex to court again to make the restraining order permanent.

If the request is granted by the court, this means Gabriel will not be allowed near his daughter for an undetermined period of time.

A source told the website: ‘If Gabriel can’t control himself enough to protect Nahla from emotional trauma, it’s too risky for him to be around the child, Halle, or her fiance.’

On Friday, Halle resumed her everyday life and took her daughter to see a live performance of TV favorite Yo Gabba Gabba in Hollywood, but took four police guards on motorcycles with her for the outing. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Protection: Halle Berry wants to get a permanent restraining order against her ex Gabriel Aubry after he got into a fist fight with her current fiance Olivier Martinez on ThanksgivingProtection: Halle Berry wants to get a permanent restraining order against her ex Gabriel Aubry after he got into a fist fight with her current fiance Olivier Martinez on ThanksgivingCustody battle: Gabriel is currently not allowed to come within 100 yards of Halle, Olivier and daughter Nahla, a ban the actress wants to make permanentCustody battle: Gabriel is currently not allowed to come within 100 yards of Halle, Olivier and daughter Nahla, a ban the actress wants to make permanent

Social workers tried to ‘colour match’ our beautiful baby like a pot of Dulux paint: White foster parents describe their bitter battle to keep little Sasha…

A foster mother has told how social workers tried to prevent her from adopting a black baby they placed in her care – because she was white. Marie Crean-White was asked by social services in Camden, North London, to look after a newborn girl called Sasha in December 2009, as neither the baby’s troubled Jamaican mother nor her African father were able to look after her.

But in a story that makes a mockery of the Government’s pledge to stop councils from blocking interracial adoption, the same team tried everything to take Sasha away. On Thursday, a judge ruled that Marie, 47, and her husband Barry are now officially Sasha’s parents but their joy, however, is tempered by memories of their bitter battle over her.

‘I don’t think I can ever forgive those social workers for what they did to us,’ Marie said afterwards. ‘We’re supposed to be a tolerant, inclusive society. To me, their twisted ideas that say a black child can’t be adopted by a white family are racist.’

When Marie was approached by Camden Social Services to look after Sasha in 2009, she had previously decided to never again foster a baby after she attempted to adopt another girl but was rejected on ‘ethnic’ grounds. This time social services had promised Sasha would be taken away after two months.

‘I agreed [to take her] because there was nobody else,’ Marie says. ‘But the moment I looked at her lying there in hospital, that was it. I fell in love.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading.

A family of her own: Sasha with adoptive siblings, from left Danielle, Reece, Ashley and CharleyA family of her own: Sasha with adoptive siblings, from left Danielle, Reece, Ashley and CharleyLove at first sight: Marie Crean-White with her adoptive daughter SashaLove at first sight: Marie Crean-White with her adoptive daughter Sasha

Spotted: Rochelle Wiseman and husband Marvin Humes out and about since announcing pregnancy…

Starting a family: Pregnant Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin running errands in London last week

Starting a family: Pregnant Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin running errands in London last week

She’s only in her first trimester, so it’s unlikely pregnant singer Rochelle Humes will be showing much.

However, The Saturdays star, 23, looks like she wasn’t prepared to show off her mini baby bump just yet as she stepped out in London last week. Joined by her husband, JLS singer Marvin Humes, the young mother-to-be was wearing a grey poncho, leggings and Isabel Marant wedge trainers.

She completed her look with a quilted cream Chanel bag and black hat. Meanwhile, her husband looked like he was cultivating a more mature look as he prepares for fatherhood with a new beard.

The newlyweds announced Rochelle’s pregnancy on their respective Twitter pages on Thursday evening.

Rochelle wrote: ‘I wanted to be the first to tell you…we have some exciting news to share!’

‘Marvin and I could NOT be more thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child mid next year. We have always dreamt of being parents and the news is the best early Christmas present we could have asked for.’ ‘I know Marvin is going to be a great dad and we’re so excited to start a family. Thanks for all of your support and lots of love, Rochelle x.’

Their baby news comes just four months after they tied the knot in Blenheim Palace. The pregnancy comes somewhat of a surprise to fans because the pair have spent most of their marriage apart – Rochelle flew to Los Angeles less than two weeks after their wedding, only returning earlier this month.

The couple started dating in March 2010 and quickly moved in together, but split eight months later. However, just three months later they were back together, with Marvin proposing in the Maldives last Christmas. Following their ceremony, the couple had a ‘mini-moon’ in Portugal, but plan to have a proper honeymoon this Christmas. Via DailyMail.

Starting a family: Pregnant Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin running errands in London last weekStarting a family: Pregnant Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin running errands in London last weekReunited: The couple are glad to be back in each other’s company after spending most of their four-month marriage apartReunited: The couple are glad to be back in each other's company after spending most of their four-month marriage apartLady, your carriage await: Marvin opens the gullwing door of his black Mercedes for his wifeLady, your carriage await: Marvin opens the gullwing door of his black Mercedes for his wife

Billie Whyatt: “I didn’t break Louis Smith‘ heart, he was the one that left me!”

His career has taken off after he played a starring role in this summer’s Olympics and now on Strictly Come Dancing. But Louis Smith‘s love life isn’t quite as exciting yet, as the young heartthrob said the split with his ex-girlfriend has left him heartbroken.

And now former girlfriend Billie Whyatt has opened up about their relationship, claiming it was actually the gymnast who left her. Speaking to The People, the 20-year-old blonde claims that despite Louis saying the split ripped his heart in half, the gymnast was the one who made the decision to move out.

Billie said: ‘When I read that I broke his heart I don’t feel bad because we did the right thing at the time and he knew it too.’

Billie and Louis grew up together in Petersborough and fell in love aged 18, but the strain of the gymnast’s career took its toll on the young couple and they eventually split in April 2011. After living together for several months, the heartthrob moved back in with his mother, Elaine Petch, leaving Billie in the house they shared together.

‘We lived together for a couple of months but it was so intense with all of his gymnastics and that’s why he moved home and I think he’s still living there,’ Billie told the newspaper. She added: ‘When he left I was shocked. But we talked about it and I realized perhaps we needed to have a break and he had to concentrate on his gymnastics.’

The star, who is a firm favorite on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, has spoken out about his relationship with Billie in the past and tells a different story. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘He left me’: Ex Billie Whyatt, pictured here with Louis Smith in 2010, revealed he was the one to leave'He left me': Ex Billie Whyatt, pictured here with Louis Smith in 2010, revealed he was the one to leave‘Hearbroken’: Louis revealed he was devastated after his split from ex Billie although she says it was a mutual decision'Hearbroken': Louis revealed he was devastated after his split from ex Billie although she says it was a mutual decision Career highlight: The gymnast won a silver and bronze medal at this year’s Olympic GamesCareer highlight: The gymnast won a silver and bronze medal at this year's Olympic GamesHeartthrob: The star now competes on Strictly Come Dancing and is a firm favorite among the viewersHeartthrob: The star now competes on Strictly Come Dancing and is a firm favourite among the viewers

Heidi Klum and family go holiday shopping!

Heidi Klum and Martin Kristen took Leni, 8, Henry, 7, Lou, 3, and Johan, 6, to The Grove to do some shopping on Wednesday (November 21). They were also joined by Klum’s mother Erna. On Thanksgiving day – the family also celebrated Johan’s 6th birthday.

Klum Tweeted: “Burning off Johan’s birthday cake and the Thanksgiving Turkey!”

Meanwhile Seal is currently on tour and was spotted recently shopping with friends in Warsaw, Poland. Klum has denied she started the relationship with Kristen while she was still with Seal.

In an interview with Katie Couric she said of her new beau, “I trust him with my children’s life. He’s a great man, you know, and we just got to know each other from a completely different side.” Via CelebBabyScoop.

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Lala Anthony opens pop-up shop in Atlanta!

On Saturday (Nov. 24), LaLa Anthony exercised her exceptional marketing skills and hosted a pop-up shop in Atlanta to promote her cosmetic line, Motives. The event was held at ATL’s Industry Studio Salon which included various skincare classes and make-up tutorials.

LaLa was very social with fans and even helped with taking orders for those who were interested in purchasing her products. Also in attendance was LaLa’s bestie Po Johnson, her cousin Dice, her mother Carmen and her brother Diego Cashall of which were there to show their support for her beauty venture.

Click here to check out LaLa’s pick, a four-shade eyeshadow palette, and flip through the pictures below. Via Vibe Vixen.Lala Motives pop up shop Lala Motives pop up shop 2 Lala Motives pop up shop 3 Lala Motives pop up shop 4

Out and about: Ellen Pompeo’s Party Princess Stella!

Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery took their 3-year-old daughter Stella to Toys “R” Us in Glendale, Calif. on Saturday (November 24). Stella was all dressed up in a princess dress. Later on they were also seen heading to a party in Silverlake. Earlier this year the Grey’s Anatomy star admitted she’s a lucky working mom.

She said: “All working moms have their challenges and I’m incredibly lucky compared to most. I can afford help and I’m fortunate where I can bring her here if I miss her. She’s not in preschool yet so she can spend time on set with me.”

“So I think everything in my life is a blessing. I’ve got my little challenges, but they’re insignificant compared to what real working moms go through.”Via CelebBabyScoop.

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Nicole Scherzinger: “I once wanted to look like Jennifer Lopez!”

Former The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger once dyed her hair blonde because she wanted to look like Jennifer Lopez. The Pussycat Dolls singer decided to copy the Latin beauty and change her long, dark locks — but it had disastrous results.

She has revealed: “I dyed my hair blonde once and it was horrible. I was in my early 20s and trying to look like J-Lo. It didn’t work.”

Scherzinger, 34, also admitted she doesn’t always take her make-up off after a night out partying.

She told heat magazine, in Britain: “I fall into bed with it all on. For my skincare regime, I use Murad toner and La Prairie products.” For the morning after, Nicole said she has no secret to hide her hangovers, instead relying on classic concealment techniques.

She added: “I wear an SK-II mask, drink loads of water and put on loads of moisturiser.”

The former singer also gets her make-up artist to draw up her looks in watercolors so she can see what she will look like before she appears on television.

She explained: “We come up with make-up ideas by tearing out pictures from magazines and researching on the internet until we find the right look. Then my make-up artist, Alex Babsky, sketches it out and paints it with watercolor.” Via Celebuzz.

X-Factor UK fashion face-off: Nicole Scherzinger oozes glamour in figure-hugging dress as Tulisa Contostavlos nips in her waist!

Hollywood glamour: Nicole Scherzinger wore an elegant pearl floor-length dress, while Tulisa looked sophisticated in her black dress

Hollywood glamour: Nicole Scherzinger wore an elegant pearl floor-length dress

She’s managed to look ‘sha-mazing’ throughout the entire series but on Sunday night’s X Factor show Nicole Scherzinger took her style to the next level with showstopping Hollywood glamour.

The 34-year-old singer looked incredible in a figure-hugging floor-length pearl gown that boasted caped sleeves and cut out detail.

Nicole teamed the stunning dress by Topshop with set curls, that saw her hair falling over her right shoulder, and bright red lips.

The fishtail skirt of the dress showed off Nicole’s pert derriere to perfection and she wasn’t the only one showing off her shape.

She teamed the dress with a pair of gold Charlotte Olympia heels. Tulisa Contostavlos looked incredibly stylish in a midi black dress by Victoria Beckham and the garment boasted a waist belt to nip the singer in around her middle.

Hollywood glamour: Nicole Scherzinger wore an elegant pearl floor-length dress, while Tulisa looked sophisticated in her black dress

Tulisa looked sophisticated in her black dress

The tight black outfit looked demure but still managed to show off the singer’s trim shape. Tulisa opted for sleek, straight locks which made her look even more polished. The NDubz singer was faced with a tough decision on the show, she was forced to choose between sending Rylan Clark home or taking the competition to deadlock after Louis and Gary voted to keep Union J in the competition.

Tulisa sent the Essex lad home but it was clear it was a tough call to make. Nicole was disappointing that one of her acts was leaving the competition, but Rylan took his exit in style.

He thanked the people who worked on the show and said that it had been an ‘absolute pleasure’ being part of the competition. Via DailyMail.

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Kim Kardashian indulges her maternal side as she cuddles up to her Larsa Pippen’s children!

'The Pippen gang!' Kim joked that nephew Mason looked sleepy in this Twitter snap with the Pippen kids

‘The Pippen gang!’ Kim joked that nephew Mason looked sleepy in this Twitter snap with the Pippen kids

She’s made no secret of her hope that one day she will start a family of her own. And perhaps Kim Kardashian feels that time has nearly come.

The reality star was pictured indulging her maternal side as she cuddled up to her friend’s three children and nephew Mason on Sunday.

Looking like she was feeling a little broody, the doting aunt gave the children cuddles as they posed for the camera. Kim has been dating rapper Kanye West for eight months now – which for her is a long term relationship.

The serial monogamist does have one problem though – she is still married to estranged husband Kris Humphries, who has refused to agree to a ‘quickie’ divorce, instead fighting for a court case in order to seek an annulment.

But that didn’t seem to be worrying Kim, who went for a low key look for her ‘family fun’ day at gal pal Larsa Pippen’s home in Fort Lauderdale – throwing her shiny brunette locks in a top-knot and donning a simple white t-shirt.

‘The Pippen gang!!!!’ Kim tweeted to her 16.7 million followers along with several shots of her posing with Larsa and her children Preston, Sophia, and Justin.

The usually glamorous star finished off her casual look with a black blazer, black skinny jeans, and heels but, curiously, in one Twitter snap she is wearing a green top. Meanwhile, Mason was ready for a slumber party in his white polka-dot pajamas, and Kim joked that he looked ‘sleepy.’

Larsa is a former model who has four children with her NBA star husband, Scottie Pippen, and she appeared in the first season of The Real Housewives of Miami. On Saturday, Larsa hung out with Kim’s older sister and fellow mother Kourtney. The duo enjoyed lunch and then brought their broods to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science.

The eldest Kardashian joked: ‘Getting eaten by a shark with @larsapippen.’

The famous siblings have been in Florida filming the third season of the popular spin-off, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, which airs on E! next January. Last week, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars received the keys to the City of North Miami at City Hall.

Kim, who’s also good friends with The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, will soon fly to the Middle East to open the new Millions Of Milkshakes franchise at The Walk Bahrain on December 1. Via DailyMail.

Playing house: Kim Kardashian appeared to be having a wonderful time being maternal with the Pippen children in Fort Lauderdale SundayPlaying house: Kim Kardashian appeared to be having a wonderful time being maternal with several children in Fort Lauderdale Sunday‘The Pippen gang!’ Kim joked that nephew Mason looked sleepy in this Twitter snap with the Pippen kids'The Pippen gang!' Kim joked that nephew Mason looked sleepy in this Twitter snap with the Pippen kids Fuss-free: The 32-year-old, seen here with Preston Pippen, threw her shiny brunette locks in a top-knot and donned a simple white t-shirtFuss-free: The 32-year-old, seen here with Preston Pippen, threw her shiny brunette locks in a top-knot and donned a simple white t-shirtGirl time: The usually glamorous star looked casual for her ‘family fun’ day at gal pal Larsa Pippen’s homeGirl time: The usually glamorous star looked casual for her 'family fun' day at gal pal Larsa Pippen's homeKardashian BFF: On Saturday, Larsa hung out with Kim’s older sister and fellow mother KourtneyKardashian BFF: On Saturday, Larsa hung out with Kim's older sister and fellow mother KourtneyJaws: The duo enjoyed lunch and then brought their broods to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and ScienceJaws: The duo enjoyed lunch and then brought their broods to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and ScienceBiological clock? The reality starlet, whose last marriage ended after 72 days, has been dating rap star Kanye West for eight months nowBiological clock? The reality starlet, whose last marriage ended after 72 days, has been dating rap star Kanye West for eight months now

Love! Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are still smitten as they stroll arm-in-arm through New York on Thanksgiving…

They’ve being spending time apart recently, thanks to their work commitments. But Hollywood’s hottest couple Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes proved that they’re still very much together as they strolled arm-in-arm through New York on Thanksgiving.

Things seem to be getting serious for the A-list couple as they took a break from their busy work schedules to spend the important holiday together. Clearly in sync with their styles, the couple looked on-trend as they took their early morning walk through the city, chatting and smiling.

Eva looked enamored with her boyfriend, and couldn’t help laughing as he talked to her, pulling him in close.  The 38-year-old actress looked casual but super-stylish and could have passed for any other New York hipster as she strolled along with heartthrob Ryan.

The star wrapped up warm in a tan coat with a black jumper and a pair of popular skinny green jeans.  She carried a brown satchel, slung over one shoulder and wore a bright blue bobble hat over her sleek, dark hair, matched with a pair of blue sunglasses.

The star, who couldn’t help smiling and flashing her bright, white smile, gave the look a grungy edge with a pair of beaten up black trainers. Similar to his girlfriend, Ryan also wore a pair of dirty boots and added a pair of stylish blue jeans, turned up at the bottom.

The 32-year-old also wore a red, checked jacket over a jumper with the hood up to try and protect his identity. Later during the weekend, the couple went to see Jessica Chastain’s new Broadway play The Heiress and, according to reports, sneaked in just before the curtain went up.

Ryan has been busy working on the new Terrence Malick film, while girlfriend Eva has been shooting scenes for Clear History. Via DailyMail.

Still smitten: Ryan Gosling and girlfriend Eva Mendes stroll through New York on Thanksgiving morningStill smitten: Ryan Gosling and girlfriend Eva Mendes stroll through New York on Thanksgiving morningCatching up: The couple spend some quality time together amid their hectic work schedulesCatching up: The couple spend some quality time together amid their hectic work schedules On-trend: The couple are in sync with their outfit choices, both opting for dressed down, but fashionable looksOn-trend: The couple are in sync with their outfit choices, both opting for dressed down, but fashionable looksBusy at work: Ryan was spotted filming the new Terrence Malick film in Mexico earlier in the monthBusy at work: Ryan was spotted filming the new Terrence Malick film in Mexico earlier in the monthHectic schedule: Ryan flew back to New York from filming in MexicoHectic schedule: Ryan flew back to New York from filming in Mexico

Nicole Scherzinger heads out to celebrate in clinging black lace dress after her first act Rylan Clark is booted off X Factor…

Eyes down: Nicole Scherzinger

Eyes down: Nicole Scherzinger

She may have lost the first of her X Factor acts, but Nicole Scherzinger didn’t look too upset as she headed out for dinner on Sunday.

Perhaps the former Pussycat doll was taking a leap out of axed contestant Rylan Clark’s book and putting on a brave face as she headed out to Nobu Unplugged in a clingy black lace dress.

It is the first act the 32-year-old lost during the tense competition, which has been mired in controversial public results with early favorite Ella Henderson, 16, being axed just two weeks ago.

Now it’s the battle of the boys with just male competitors left in running for the X Factor top spot. And Nicole looked like she was feeling confident with her two acts James Arthur and Jamene Douglas being firm favorites.

The American judge, whose choice to take Rylan though to the live shows angered judge Gary Barlow, looked pretty pleased with herself that the ‘joke act’ lasted this long. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Lovely in lace: Nicole Scherzinger heads out after Rylan Clark was axed from X Factor, he is the first of her acts to goLovely in lace: Nicole Scherzinger heads out after Rylan Clark was axed from X Factor, he is the first of her acts to go Cat that got the cream! Nicole doesn’t look too disappointed that her first act Rylan Clark had been sent homeCat that got the cream! Nicole doesn't look too disappointed that her first act Rylan Clark had been sent home Been a long night! Nicole looks a little sleepy as she heads out of the restaurantBeen a long night! Nicole looks a little sleepy as she heads out of the restaurant Coming through! Nicole is helped out of the restaurant by a security guardComing through! Nicole is helped out of the restaurant by a security guard Tough times: Rylan, James and Jahmene seemed very nervous as they awaited the results of the public voteTough times: Rylan, James and Jahmene seemed very nervous as they awaited the results of the public vote All over: Rylan congratulated Jahmene before he knew he was in the bottom twoAll over: Rylan congratulated Jahmene before he knew he was in the bottom two Group hug: Union J were delighted to still be in the competitionGroup hug: Union J were delighted to still be in the competitionOne last time: Rylan was seen hoisting Nicole into the air and he thanked her for picking him to be part of the live showsOne last time: Rylan was seen hoisting Nicole into the air and he thanked her for picking him to be part of the live shows

Halle Berry‘s daughter Nahla ‘will become the subject of a Child Protection Services investigation’!

The former Bond girl kept her head down and wore a cap low over her eyes to avoid making eye contact

The former Bond girl kept her head down and wore a cap low over her eyes to avoid making eye contact

The strain of the extraordinary Thanksgiving brawl between her fiancé and the father of her child is already starting to show on Halle Berry.

But it looks like the Oscar-winning actress is set for more turmoil after it was revealed her daughter Nahla will become the subject of a Child Protection Services investigation.

RadarOnline.com reports the Los Angeles County Department of Child Protection services will be formally re-opening an abuse investigation involving the four-year-old child – the star’s daughter with Gabriel Aubry – following the fight between the model and Halle’s fiancé, Olivier Martinez.

A source told RadarOnline: “Detectives from the LAPD formally contacted CPS after Gabe’s arrest, because Nahla was present when the fight occurred.”  “Nahla wasn’t actually involved in the melee, and by all accounts, Halle whisked her out of the driveway as soon as the fight between Olivier and Gabe started.”

The former Bond girl kept her head down and wore a cap low over her eyes to avoid making eye contactHowever, DCFS was contacted because there has been a history of allegations of physical abuse.

‘Social workers will be interviewing Halle, Gabriel and Olivier about what happened on Thanksgiving. DCFS must ensure that Nahla’s environment is safe.’

Earlier this year, Aubry was accused of shoving Halle’s nanny while Nahla was in her arms. Although a police report was filed, the Los Angeles City Attorney cited a lack of sufficient evidence when they failed to file charges against the French-Canadian model.

Halle looked downcast and utterly exhausted as she and Martinez emerged from her home on Sunday following the Thanksgiving Day brawl, which resulted in both men being hospitalized.

In the wake of the fight, Aubry was charged with battery, and an emergency restraining order banned him from coming within 100 yards of Halle, Martinez or his four-year-old daughter Nahla.

The emergency protective order is due to be lifted on Tuesday, but TMZ have reported that the Monster’s Ball actress plans to ‘rush’ a permanent order through ‘early next week.’ On Friday, Halle resumed her everyday life and took her daughter to see a live performance of TV favorite Yo Gabba Gabba in Hollywood, but took four police guards on motorcycles with her for the outing.

If the request is granted by the court, this means Gabriel will not be allowed near his daughter for an undetermined period of time. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Sombre: A grim-looking Halle Berry is spotted arriving at her home in Malibu, California, on Sunday. Somber pair: A grim-looking Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez were spotted arriving at their home in Malibu, California, on Sunday. The Thanksgiving brawl drama is clearly taking its tollGrim: Olivier Marinez also looks strained. His girlfriend Halle Berry wants to get a permanent restraining order against her ex Gabriel Aubry after he got into a fist fight with her current fiance Martinez on ThanksgivingGrim: Olivier Marinez also looks strained. His girlfriend Halle Berry wants to get a permanent restraining order against her ex Gabriel Aubry after he got into a fist fight with her current fiance Martinez on ThanksgivingBack in the day: The former couple, here seen in 2009, have been involved in a bitter custody battle over four-year-old daughter Nahla, with Halle now trying to block all contact between the father and daughterBack in the day: The former couple, here seen in 2009, have been involved in a bitter custody battle over four-year-old daughter Nahla, with Halle now trying to block all contact between the father and daughter

Rachel Crow croons for the crowd at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!

Rachel Crow was all smiles this past week at Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. The rising young star performed her new holiday song, “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town for the crowd.”

She even tweeted: “On the float!!” while at the event and shared a picture with her followers.

The 14-year-old songbird also recently released a new video to go along with her new song, which is from the Nickelodeon “Merry Nickmas” album. The new album is available for digital download and in Wal-Mart stores. Via BCK

Charlize Theron shows baby Jackson her native country as she enjoys a lunch in Cape Town…

Doting mother: The star kept a close eye on her son Jackson as she stepped out in Green Point, South Africa

Doting mother: The star kept a close eye on her son Jackson as she stepped out in Green Point, South Africa

She was born and raised in South Africa, so it’s no wonder Charlize Theron jumped on the opportunity to spend some quality time with her family in her native country.

Currently in Cape Town shooting final scenes for her latest film Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize managed to find some time to meet up with her mother for lunch, accompanied by son Jackson.

Sporting her new buzz cut hairdo, the 37-year-old star looked relaxed as she tucked into a meal at Beluga restaurant in Green Point.

The mother-of-one decided to satisfy her sweet tooth as she enjoyed a lollipop while chatting to her mother Gerda. Doting mother: The star kept a close eye on her son Jackson as she stepped out in Green Point, South AfricaHiding her famous face behind a pair of white brimmed shades, the Prometheus star blended in with the tourists and locals at the cafe’s terrace.

Later, she showed off her long and toned legs as she carried son Jackson dressed in a pair of cargo shorts and a navy top. Charlize shaved off her hair for her role of Furiosa in the post-apocalyptic thriller in June of this year, and it seems she’s enjoying her new brown buzz cut.

She will star opposite Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the highly anticipated movie. And the Oscar winning actress recently revealed she is thrilled to be a part of the franchise.

She recently said: ‘I feel like the original Mad Max created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me.

‘George [Miller] really created a female character that I’ve never read anything like this. I mean, I’m scared! I’m very excited about it; I’m dying! It’s been three years; it’s time to skin this cat already!’ Via DailyMail.

Sweet tooth: Charlize Theron enjoyed some ice cream as she joined her mother and son Jackson for lunchSweet tooth: Charlize Theron enjoyed some ice cream as she joined her mother and son Jackson for lunchBaby’s first time in South Africa: Charlize took her adoptive son Jackson on the trip back to her native countryBaby's first time in South Africa: Charlize took her adoptive son Jackson on the trip back to her native countryWork trip: The star is currently in Cape Town shooting the final scenes for the latest Mad Max filmWork trip: The star is currently in Cape Town shooting the final scenes for the latest Mad Max filmQuality time: The actress made good use of her trip to her home country and bonded with her family on her day offQuality time: The actress made good use of her trip to her home country and bonded with her family on her day offLegs 11: The pretty star shows off her former model skills in cargo shorts and a navy topLegs 11: The pretty star shows off her former model skills in cargo shorts and a navy topSouth African celebrity: The Oscar winner chats to some fans as her mother Gerda proudly looks onSouth African celebrity: The Oscar winner chats to some fans as her mother Gerda proudly looks on‘I’m dying!’: The star recently spoke out about how excited she is to be a part of the new Mad Max film'I'm dying!': The star recently spoke out about how excited she is to be a part of the new Mad Max filmBrunette beauty: Charlize traded in her blonde locks for a short brunette buzz cut for her latest movie roleBrunette beauty: Charlize traded in her blonde locks for a short brunette buzz cut for her latest movie role

X-Factor UK fashion: Nicole Scherzinger dresses down in a casual tracksuit… after Tulisa opts for ladylike chic on The X Factor…

Style swap? Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos seem to have swapped wardrobes in the past 24 hours, with Nicole opting for a casual tracksuit and Tulisa taking on a totally uncharacteristically ladylike number

Style swap? Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos seem to have swapped wardrobes in the past 24 hours

They are both known for their very different styles, with Nicole Scherzinger opting for sleek and sophisticated gowns and Tulisa Contostavlos favoring a more urban chic look.

But it would seem The X Factor’s leading ladies have undergone a mutual image overhaul of late, and decided to to channel each other when it comes to their fashion choices.

As Nicole stepped out in central London on Monday, gone were her usual stylish, form-fitting gowns and in their place was a tracksuit that looked as though it had come straight out of the wardrobe of her co-judge.

The 34-year-old singer swapped her towering Louboutins for a pair of comfortable white trainers, and went for a casual look in a red zip-through hooded jumper, grey tracksuit bottoms and a baseball cap.

But Nicole wasn’t the only one who was acting somewhat out of character when it came to her fashion choices.  On Sunday night’s X Factor – which saw Rylan Clark bow out of the competition – Tulisa transformed from chav-tastic to fantastic in a sleek black Victoria Beckham dress.

The 24-year-old singer was barely recognizable from her scruffy daytime image as she strutted her stuff in a ladylike black midi dress, which she teamed with super-straight locks and black and gold platform peep-toe heels. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Urban chic: Nicole kept it casual in a red zip-through hood jumper, baseball cap and black tracksuit pants as she arrived at X Factor rehearsals on MondayUrban chic: Nicole kept it casual in a red zip-through hood jumper, baseball cap and black tracksuit trousers as she arrived at X Factor rehearsals on MondaySimply stunning: Both women looked incredible in their respective outfits on Sunday night’s showSimply stunning: Both women looked incredible in their respective outfits on Sunday night's show

Spotted: Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan and kids out and about…

“BBW LA” star Gloria Govan and husband Matt Barnes were spotted doing some holiday shopping with their twin boys at The Grove in LA on Sunday, November 25, 2012.  Gloria wore a Naomi Campbell tee, a snakeskin blazer and wedged sneakers for a comfy look. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Ron Artest is KolorBlind! Spotted out and abotu with Asian girlfriend…

Another NBA couple, Lakers star Ron Artest aka ‘Metta World Peace’ was seen out on a date with his  Asian girlfriend Shin Shin in Hollywood last night. Ron and Shin Shin had just finished dining at BOA Steakhouse.

In addition to moonlighting as a comedian, Ron is really boosting his acting skills and will soon star in a Lifetime movie with Jennie Garth based on a Nancy Grace novel. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Happy 46th birthday Garcelle Beauvais!

Garcelle Beauvais 2Garcelle Beauvais celebrated her 46th birthday on November 26, 2012. As both a veteran of the big and small screens, Garcelle carries herself with the style and grace that Hollywood legends are made of.

And as a devoted mother to two biracial twin boys and philanthropist, Garcelle is an inspiration and role model for the tons of young women who flock to Hollywood every year in search of success. Here’s wishing you continued happiness and success.

Doutzen Kroes covers Vogue, Netherlands’ December 2012 issue…

The famous Dutch model Doutzen Kroes was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for the cover of the December issue of VOGUE , but there is more: inside she tells Fiona Hering everything you’ve always wanted to know.

Is it true that international model only sleeps five hours a day?

 “I had my own trailer on the set of Novaya Zemlya , but that was so I could express milk. ” Everything about her love for Sunnery (He laughs at my jokes’), son phyllon (He begins to talk. Frisian ‘) and that famous body (“I’ve never ironed before. If I do not train, I did not work”). 

The December issue of Vogue Netherlands is currently in stores selling at € 5, 95. Via Vogue NetherlandsDoutzen Kroes Vogue Netherland Dec 2012 5 Doutzen Kroes Vogue Netherland Dec 2012 4 Doutzen Kroes Vogue Netherland Dec 2012 3 Doutzen Kroes Vogue Netherland Dec 2012 2 Doutzen Kroes Vogue Netherland Dec 2012 1

Kanye West took Kim Kardashian to visit his mother’s grave… then introduced her to his family!

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian shops for furniture at City Furniture in Miami, FL on November 26th, 2012

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian shops for furniture at City Furniture in Miami, FL on November 26th, 2012

Kim Kardashian‘s family have welcomed Kanye West like a long lost brother. And in a poignant sign of how strong he considers their relationship, the rapper has taken Kim to visit his late mother’s grave.

The Mercy rapper – who has been dating the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star for eight months – was spotted visiting his mother Donda West’s graveside in Oklahoma with his 32-year-old girlfriend on Friday.

A source close to the Kardashians confirmed to MailOnline that the trip took place, adding that after the vigil the couple visited other family members in the area.

A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com: ‘Kanye brought Kim to Oklahoma City the day after Thanksgiving to pay respects to his mother and to meet his mother’s side of the family.

‘This was her first time meeting them.’

The 35-year-old rapper’s mother died on November 10, 2007 of complications from cosmetic surgery at the age of 58. Another insider suggested the trip is proof the couple are heading towards marriage, saying:

‘This was a really monumental moment for Kanye because he adored his mother. He wouldn’t have brought Kim there unless he was completely in love with her.’

Kanye is rumored to have given Kim a promise ring and wants to marry her as soon as her divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries is official. The couple celebrated Thanksgiving with Kim’s family on Thursday before flying to Oklahoma together. Via DailyMail.

Memories: Rapper Kanye West with his mother Donda back in 2007; she passed away five years agoMemories: Rapper Kanye West with his mother Donda back in 2007; she passed away five years agoWelcoming: Kanye, seen here with Kim on Wednesday night, has been made welcome by her familyWelcoming: Kanye, seen here with Kim on Wednesday night, has been made welcome by her family

Olympic star Jessica Ennis: “Girls are put off becoming athletes because they worry about being too muscly”…

Ennis said during an interview that she tells young girls 'strong is good'Olympic heroine Jessica Ennis believes young girls are being put off sport because will end up being too muscular.

The gold-winning heptathlete said some talented youngsters are wary of training as they fear they will not look the same as their friends.

Golden girl Ennis told Radio Times that she too was concerned about weight training and had to be reassured by her coach that it would be worth it to win medals.

But the 26-year-old said she has had positive feedback from girls who have shown an interest in athletics as a result of her success.

Ennis said during an interview that she tells young girls ‘strong is good’. Ennis told the magazine: “It’s important that girls aren’t afraid of sport. I remember when I first started doing weight training, I didn’t want to be any good at it because I didn’t want to be all muscly.”

‘My coach sat me down and said that if I had more muscles than the average woman, but won an Olympic gold medal, it would be worth it. He was right, but it’s hard when you’re younger and want to look like everyone else.’

She went on: ‘There’s a training group at home in Sheffield and some of the younger girls won’t do weights because their friends at school aren’t muscly and they don’t want to be either. ‘I’m always saying to them that strong can look good. Sport is a good thing.’

Ennis suffered unkind mutterings before London 2012 that she had been carrying too much weight. But she proved to critics she was at the top of her game by triumphing, and even completed the 110m hurdle discipline in a record time for the heptathlon. Visit Dailymail to continue reading…

Gold-winning heptathlete Jessica Ennis said some talented youngsters are wary of training as they fear they will not look the same as their friendsGold-winning heptathlete Jessica Ennis said some talented youngsters are wary of training as they fear they will not look the same as their friendsEnnis admitted she too was concerned about weight training and had to be reassured by her coach that it would be worth it to win medalsEnnis admitted she too was concerned about weight training and had to be reassured by her coach that it would be worth it to win medals

V Magazine interview Cassie on her upcoming album…

Cassie V magazine 1What was your biggest moment of 2012? I put out two singles! “Balcony,” with Young Jeezy and “The Boys,” with Nicki Minaj. I’m beyond excited! I’ve been really patient with music, and things are moving now. I couldn’t be happier.

My other big moment of 2012 was going to Italy. It was my first time and I can’t wait to go back.

How do you feel about the term “It girl”? Everyone’s definition of “It” is different. To me it’s a girl/woman of the moment who’s doing something positive to change the world and make her stamp on history—in fashion, politics, music, anything.

What is “It” right now? Girls taking chances with their haircuts! Also Gabby Douglas; she won the gold medal at the Olympics and now the sky is the limit for her.

What is your style philosophy for 2012 and beyond?

Keep it simple. I say dress yourself for your attitude. You’ll carry it with more confidence because it’s how you really feel.

Any New Year’s resolutions?

My friend Allison just did a triathlon today; it’s so inspiring. My resolution for 2013 is to try something different, something I never dreamed I could do and do it with no intent of failure.

What are your goals for 2013?

Album, tours and travel. My goals are to continue doing things that make me happy, stay around positive people, and take care of myself better.

How would you like to see the world change in the coming year? Road rage has got to stop! I’m working on my personal road rage one day at a time.

Who is your favorite It girl of all time?

Bianca Jagger. She is a style icon, but also a human-rights advocate. The best of both worlds. Cassie’s album is available in early 2013 from Bad Boy/Interscope. Via V Mag.

Gabriel Aubry: “Olivier Martinez threatened to kill me!”

War of words: Aubry is claiming Martinez started the fight by knocking him to the ground and slamming his head on the concrete driveway

War of words: Aubry is claiming Martinez started the fight by knocking him to the ground and slamming his head on the concrete driveway

Harrowing images of Gabriel Aubry‘s injuries following his brawl with Olivier Martinez have been released.

The model can be seen displaying an extremely painful-looking and swollen black eye, along with cuts under his left eye and on his forehead and the bridge of his nose.

The 36-year-old, who also has bloodied fingernails as a result of the fight, and has claimed Martinez threatened to kill him.

It doesn’t look like anything is set to simmer down between the pair, as Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend has now obtained a restraining order against her fiancé following the Thanksgiving incident.

Aubry was hospitalized with broken ribs and a bruised and swollen face following the fight, before he was charged with battery. The model obtained the emergency protective order at a Los Angeles county court on Monday, according to TMZ.

Documents reveal the order is valid until December 17.Aub ry claimed in his declaration that the day before Thanksgiving, the family went to watch Nahla’s school play, and Martinez whispered in his ear in French:

‘I wish I could beat the s*** out of you right now. You’re lucky we’re in a school right now. We’re going to take Nahla right now and you’re not going to follow us.’

War of words: Aubry is claiming Martinez started the fight by knocking him to the ground and slamming his head on the concrete drivewayThe next day Aubry allegedly dropped Nahla off at Berry’s and her door was opened by Martinez – even though a nanny usually acts as a go-between.

Aubry claims Martinez said, ‘We need to talk,’ and as he walked to his car, Martinez allegedly knocked him to the ground, took his head in his hand and slammed it on the concrete driveway, while accusing Aubry of ‘costing us $3million’ due to the custody battle.

The model goes on to claim that Martinez allegedly said: ‘We called the cops. You’re going to tell them that you’re the one who attacked me, or I’m going to kill you.’

He is hoping to prove his innocence with the help of CCTV footage, and said: ‘I told the officers that [Martinez] was the one who attacked me, and repeatedly told them to get the security tapes from Ms. Berry’s security cameras before she and Mr. Martinez deleted them.’

Aubry has already been slapped with a restraining order of his own, meaning he has to stay 100 yards away from Martinez, Berry, and his daughter with Berry, Nahla. Meanwhile Berry and Martinez were seen arriving home together after visiting their lawyers, and were also paid a visit by detectives.

Earlier on Martinez had visited a hospital, displaying grazes on his knuckles. It has been reported that Berry’s lawyers will go to court this week in an attempt to have it extended. In addition, it has been claimed that Aubry could be deported back to his native Canada as a result of the fight.

A source told Radar Online: ‘Not only is Gabe dealing with the possibility of losing shared custody of his daughter, Nahla, and possible criminal charges, but the real possibility of being deported back to Canada because of the arrest. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Shocking: Photos of Gabriel Aubry’s injuries following his fight with Olivier Martinez on ThanksgivingShocking: Photos of Gabriel Aubry's injuries following his fight with Olivier Martinez on ThanksgivingPainful: Aubry’s right eye is extremely sore-looking, swollen and black as a result of the fightPainful: Aubry's right eye is extremely sore-looking, swollen and black as a result of the fightBeaten and bloodied: Aubry also has cuts under his left eye, across the bridge of his nose and on his foreheadBeaten and bloodied: Aubry also has cuts under his left eye, across the bridge of his nose and on his foreheadBadly cut: The wound under the model’s left eye appears to have required stiitchesBadly cut: The wound under the model's left eye appears to have required stiitchesBiting back: Aubry obtained a restraining order against Martinez on MondayBiting back: Aubry obtained a restraining order against Martinez on MondayThreat: Aubry has claimed Martinez threatened to kill him after their physical fightThreat: Aubry has claimed Martinez threatened to kill him after their physical fightVictim: Aubry, who also displayed bloodied fingernails, has declared Martinez was the one who started the brawlVictim: Aubry, who also displayed bloodied fingernails, has declared Martinez was the one who started the brawlCourt order: The restraining order is active until December 17, according to documentsCourt order: The restraining order is active until December 17, according to documentsLicking his wounds: Martinez’s grazed knuckles were visible as he arrived at a hospital on MondayLicking his wounds: Martinez's grazed knuckles were visible as he arrived at a hospital on MondayBattle stations: Aubry has already been slapped with a protective order preventing him coming within 100 yards of Martinez, Halle Berry and his daughter NahlaBattle stations: Aubry has already been slapped with a protective order preventing him coming within 100 yards of Martinez, Halle Berry and his daughter NahlaNot backing down: Berry, who was seen arriving home with Martinez on Monday after visiting her lawyers, is said to be seeking to extend the restraining orderNot backing down: Berry, who was seen arriving home with Martinez on Monday after visiting her lawyers, is said to be seeking to extend the restraining order

David Haye: “‘I did my best”…

Helen Flanagan lasted all of five seconds during her attempt at the Cruelty Towers Bushtucker trial. But instead of letting all the preparation behind the tricky game go to waste David Haye was seen giving the trial his best shot on Monday night’s show of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Despite walking away with six out of seven stars the former boxer was disappointed with his efforts.

He told hosts Ant and Dec: ‘I did my best, a lot of losers say that. He added: ‘Not as good as I wanted.’

Cruelty Towers consisted of five rooms filled with bugs, snakes, a crocodile and an ostrich to name just a few of the creatures waiting for the contestant. David began extremely the task extremely well and was unfazed by the ostrich that occupied the reception area.

He quickly removed the lightbulb and got the first star which prompted critters to fall. He moved behind the reception desk to the pigeon holes and found the second star. Next up was one of the bedrooms which contained 12 snakes. David searched the first set of draws, removed the pillow and slowly lifted the covers on the bed which held a host of various snakes.

He quickly navigated round to the other side of the bed and found the next star in the bedside cabinet. Next, David was greeted by a crocodile who was laying on the bed. He had to remove one star from the light which plunged the room into darkness.

He said: ‘What’s the bet it’s under its head.’

David was right and as he left the room he stroked the crocodile on the head. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Not a knockout: David Haye was left disappointed after earning six out of seven stars in his Bushtucker trialNot a knockout: David Haye was left disappointed after earning six out of seven stars in his Bushtucker trial Feeling confident: The boxer arrived ready to take on the task Helen had quit after five secondsFeeling confident: The boxer arrived ready to take on the task Helen had quit after five secondsOlly the ostrich: David started off well and didn’t seem fazed by the ostrichOlly the ostrich: David started off well and didn't seem fazed by the ostrichHe’s bedded a beauty: The Hayemaker didn’t flinch when he was confronted by a crocodileHe's bedded a beauty: The Hayemaker didn't flinch when he was confronted by a crocodile He’s made a new friend: David was seen making mates with the crocodileHe's made a new friend: David was seen making mates with the crocodile Stuck in a spiderweb: The third room contained all sorts of tarantulas and creepy crawliesStuck in a spiderweb: The third room contained all sorts of tarantulas and creepy crawlies Disgusting: The final room was covered in flies and offalDisgusting: The final room was covered in flies and offal A tight squeeze: The roof of the room fell down leaving David up close with the rotting meatA tight squeeze: The roof of the room fell down leaving David up close with the rotting meat

Billie Whyatt: “I wish Louis would leave me alone!”

Billie Whyatt, pictured left with the gymnast in 2010, said she finds it difficult that Smith, pictured right with his Strictly partner Flavia Cacace, frequently mentions their two-year relationship during interviews

Billie Whyatt, pictured left with the gymnast in 2010, said she finds it difficult that Smith, pictured right with his Strictly partner Flavia Cacace, frequently mentions their two-year relationship during interviews

After displaying his prowess at the Olympics and bringing the same supple athleticism to Strictly Come Dancing, Louis Smith is hardly short of female admirers.

But the one woman it appears the 2012 silver medalist really wants, he can’t have. The gymnast’s ex-girlfriend Billie Whyatt, 21, said that Smith made ‘persistent’ attempts to rekindle their relationship after it ended – and even threw stones at her window one night to declare his love.

In recent weeks, he has told her he still misses her and hopes they can get back together, she said. Now the swimming teacher has urged him to ‘move on’ so that she can do the same with her new boyfriend, a plasterer she met in Ibiza.

She said she finds it difficult that Smith frequently mentions their two-year relationship – and his subsequent heartbreak – during media interviews.

Billie Whyatt, pictured left with the gymnast in 2010, said she finds it difficult that Smith, pictured right with his Strictly partner Flavia Cacace, frequently mentions their two-year relationship during interviewsMiss Whyatt said at her parents’ cottage in Thorney, Cambridgeshire: ‘It feels like it happened a long time ago, we split up in March last year.” “I don’t understand why he keeps mentioning my name. It would be nice if he could just move on. I spoke to him a few weeks ago.

I asked him why he keeps mentioning me in the papers and he said he does it because he misses me.” “With all the opportunities he has got and all the things he is doing, it is strange that he keeps going on about me. He said he wants to get back together, but that is not going to happen.”

The couple had been living together for two months when they separated in March 2011. At a time when he should have been focusing on the London Olympics, he was trying to win Miss Whyatt back.

She said: “We lived together but it wasn’t good timing. He was stressed before the Olympics. We just had different lives really. [Afterwards], he sent me flowers and chocolates.”

“He turned up at my window one night. He just wanted to talk to me. It was really early in the morning. He had thrown little stones at my window to wake me up. He is so persistent. He is used to getting what he wants all of the time.”

Miss Whyatt is now in a relationship with plasterer James Wallis, 27. She said: “I’m with a guy I met in Ibiza when I went out there for a summer. He works as a plasterer and we get on really well. He lives nearby.”

“He doesn’t appreciate the fact that Louis keeps mentioning me in public. I don’t think anyone would, would they? It all happened a long time ago. It is not fair that Louis keeps mentioning me when I am with someone else.” Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Smith won team silver and individual bronze in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic GamesSmith won team silver and individual bronze in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic GamesLouis Smith said: ‘I’ve always made it known that I was heartbroken when myself and Billie broke up but that was a long, long time ago’Louis Smith said: 'I've always made it known that I was heartbroken when myself and Billie broke up but that was a long, long time ago'The athlete previously spoke of how he saw Miss Whyatt as ‘my future wife, as the woman I’d have kids with and grow old together with’The athlete previously spoke of how he saw Miss Whyatt as 'my future wife, as the woman I'd have kids with and grow old together with'

Daughter in-law in training: Zoe Saldana spends time at movies with Bradley Cooper’s mom!

This is the second time in just a few days that Zoe Saldana has been seen bonding with boyfriend Bradley Cooper’s mother. The pair enjoyed a ship to the movies – possibly to see Cooper’s new film Silver Linings Playbook – in in Los Angeles on Monday night and seemed to be getting along like a house on fire.

The Avator actress and Gloria Cooper were at the Arc Light Theater and even arrived together. They could be seen laughing and chatting in the queue and seemed completely at ease with each other. Both were dressed casually for an evening at the movies.

Zoe, 34, was in skinny jeans, boots and a leather jacket while Gloria wore white pants and a flowing patchwork cardigan. It’s the second trip in a matter of days the pair have spent together, On Friday Cooper, 37, Zoe and Gloria all spent the day in Venice Beach, California. Zoe was reportedly spotted deep in conversation with Gloria as the two browsed in shops. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bonding with mother-in-law: Zoe Saldana went to the cinema with Bradley Cooper’s mother Gloria on Monday in Los AngelesBonding: The Avator star has been dating Cooper since September after splitting for six months and was obviously keen to spend some quality time with his motherBonding: The Avator star has been dating Cooper since earlier this year and was obviously keen to spend some quality time with his motherGetting in her good books: Cooper, Gloria and Zoe were seen recently on a day out together in Venice Beach in CaliforniaGetting in her good books: Cooper, Gloria and Zoe were seen recently on a day out together in Venice Beach in CaliforniaIn love: Cooper is said to be so smitten with Zoe that he recently turned down Dita Von TeeseIn love: Cooper is said to be so smitten with Zoe that he recently turned down Dita Von TeeseGetting more serious: When Zoe and Cooper first got together the romance was said to be lighthearted. However things have hotted up considerably since SeptemberGetting more serious: When Zoe and Cooper first got together the romance was said to be lighthearted. However things have hotted up considerably since SeptemberGlamorous couple: Pictured at the Los Angeles premiere of The Word at the Arcllight Theatre in Hollywood in SeptemberGlamorous couple: Pictured at the Los Angeles premiere of The Word at the Arcllight Theatre in Hollywood in September

Oh no! Gabriel Aubry doesn’t win back right to see daughter Nahla again!

Sombre: Halle making her usual school runs

Gabriel Aubry is still unable to see his daughter Nahla again, a judge has ruled. The French-Canadian model appealed to a Los Angeles court on Tuesday against an emergency protective order issued in the wake of his brutal Thanksgiving fight with Olivier Martinez.

The order banned him from going within a 100 yards of the four-year-old, her mother Halle Berry and Halle’s finance Martinez.

But according to Radaronline unspecified precautions were put in place to protect Nahla’s safety. Aubry is also expected to appeal to the judge to ban Martinez from being with Nahla, alleging that he is a danger.

The ruling came as Halle was seen looking deep in thought and shielding herself behind her sunglasses as she dropped her daughter off at school.

She was present for the confrontation between her fiancé and former lover, but is believed to have rushed her daughter inside to shield her from witnessing the brutal scenes.

Black and blue: Gabriel suffered some serious blows from Olivier

The fight followed a bitter custody dispute which saw Halle fail in her attempt to move to Paris with her daughter. Both men have claimed that they were attacked in the fight, which came as Aubry dropped off his daughter to spend Thanksgiving at her mother’s house.

While Aubry was arrested and charged with battery after the confrontation he also came off worse for wear, sporting a shockingly bruised black eye and various injuries.

On Monday he obtained a restraining order against Martinez, who he says should never have been involved in the handover. According to a sworn declaration within his restraining order application, the previous night Martinez had threatened him as the three watched Nahla in her school play. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Serious: A straight-faced Halle Berry carries her daughter’s pink headphones after dropping her off at school in Beverly Hills on TuesdayBack to normal: After their disastrous Thanksgiving holiday Halle and Nahla are settling back into their usual routinesBefore the fight: On Wednesday Gabriel Aubry had attended a Thanksgiving party alongside his ex Halle Berry and her fiancé Olivier MartinezMaking a statement? Olivier Martinez was seen wearing a new hand brace in Los Angeles on TusedayHe’s not home: A police sheriff visited Aubry’s apartment block on Tuesday

Oh Lamar! The Kardashian/Jenner girls ;get silly’ at Los Angeles Clippers game!

All grown up: Kylie Jenner strikes a pose on Keeping Up With The Kardashians

It seems Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were getting a little stir crazy on Monday evening when they went to a basketball game.

The pair were joined by mother Kris to cheer on the Los Angeles Clippers – one of them being Khloe’s husband Lamar. As they sat courtside, the reality stars got their momager to snap photos of them pulling silly various poses.

And after one, in which Khloe, 28, pretended to choke her 15-year-old sister, Kris tweeted that they needed to ‘behave’.

She posted on her Twitter page: ‘Uh, my kids are getting crazy at Clipper game! Hey @kyliejenner @khloekardashian BEHAVE!!’

The famous sisters perfected their pouts in color and black and white shots, referring to themselves as ‘soul sisters’ on the micro-blogging site.

Kris even muscled in for one artistic photo with Kylie, which Khloe captioned: ‘The world is different in black and white.’

It seems despite being a little preoccupied with the cameras on their phones, the famous family had a great time at the game. But they were quick to criticize the referees, with Khloe branding them ‘so annoying’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Stir crazy: Khloe and Kylie Jenner passed the time at a Los Angeles Clippers game on Monday by taking photos of themselvesPerfecting their pouts: Kylie referred to herself and Khloe as ‘soul sisters’ when she shared this snap of the duoSister act: They were there to support Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom but seemed slightly more preoccupied with documenting the dayMuscling in: Kris Jenner cuddled up for one snap with Kylie, which Khloe captioned, ‘The world is different in black and white’Sports fans: The girls were clearly having a great time at the ballgame but branded the referees ‘so annoying’

Little Louis Bullock goes for the casual look in his baseball jacket as he cosies up to mother Sandra…

Little Louis Bullock is one of the smartest kids in Hollywood, regularly spotted out and about in shirts, waistcoats and flat caps. However, the cute two-year-old also looks equally stylish when he’s ‘dressing down’ as he stepped out in a more casual ensemble on Monday.

The toddler, who turns three in January, looked adorable in a baseball jacket, jeans and orange T-shirt. He also looked like he had the beginnings of a mini high top, with the sides of his hair shaved and the top growing out. Sandra looked like a regular mother in her black cardigan, leggings and dayglo trainers. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Casual look: Sandra Bullock carries her son Louis in Beverly Hills on MondayCasual look: Sandra Bullock carries her son Louis in Beverly Hills on MondaySmart: The two-year-old was wearing an orange T-shirt, baseball jacket and jeansSmart: The two-year-old was wearing an orange T-shirt, baseball jacket and jeansLoving motherhood: Sandra appears to delight in her role as mother to adopted son LouisLoving motherhood: Sandra appears to delight in her role as mother to adopted son LouisNew hairstyle: Louis appears to be sporting a mohawkNew hairstyle: The side of Louis's hair has been shaved to give him a new style

Sheer delight! Alicia Keys flashes turquoise bra while performing new song on the Today show!

v=After the show: The mother-of-one is doing the rounds promoting her fifth album Girl On Fire and looked chic in her post performance ensemble of leather trousers and jacket

After the show: The mother-of-one is doing the rounds promoting her fifth album Girl On Fire and looked chic in her post performance ensemble of leather pants and jacket

Alicia Keys set pulses racing with her wardrobe choice on the Today Show on Monday. The Empire State of Mind singer wore a sheer black top that left her bra completely visible while performing her new single on the New York based show.

And as she threw herself into the music the sexy 31-year-old seemed completely unaware of the sensation she was causing. Alicia teamed the eye-popping top with sprayed on high-waisted pants and killer wedge ankle boots.

The Fallin star was also sporting a new bobbed hair do. Just a few days ago the mother-of-one was seen with a slicked back, almost masculine quiff that suited her heart-shaped face very well.

Alicia, who is in NY promoting her new album Girl On Fire, was seen later in the day in black leather pants and a black leather blazer.

She smiled for fans and had cherry-red lips as she made her way out of the studio. Alicia’s daring outfit for the Today Show comes just a few days after she almost suffered a major wardrobe malfunction on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

On Thursday the singer, who is married to Swizz Beatz, wore a purple top that was so low cut she almost spilled out of it as she chatted to Fallon. But her new style was just as flattering on her.

Girl On Fire is Alicia’s fifth album and she has recently said that having her son, Egypt, has improved her music writing skills. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Daring: Alicia Keys performed on Good Morning America in New York on Monday and treated viewers to a raunchy outfit that left her turquoise bra completely visibleDaring: Alicia Keys performed on Good Morning America on Monday and treated viewers to a raunchy outfit that left her turquoise bra completely visible Racy number: The 31-year-old singer wore a see-through black shirt over her bra and teamed it with form fitting black pants.Sheer delight: The 31-year-old singer wore a see-through black shirt over her bra and teamed it with form fitting black trousers. Style queen: The Fallin singer is sporting a fabulous new bobbed hair style as she goes about her promotional duties. Alicia is due to perform at a series of show in the UK from May of next yearStyle queen: The Fallin singer is sporting a fabulous new bobbed hair style as she goes about her promotional dutiesStyle queen: The Fallin singer is sporting a fabulous new bobbed hair style as she goes about her promotional duties

‘The time is nigh’: Brad Pitt reveals he will marry Angelina Jolie ‘soon’…

Old school Brad: The actor is cultivated his long locks as he did at the beginning of his career

Old school Brad: The actor is cultivated his long locks as he did at the beginning of his career

It is the wedding half of Hollywood has been waiting for. And Brad Pitt revealed he will marry his long-term partner Angelina Jolie ‘soon’ as he is getting more and more pressure form his children.

Speaking at the premiere of Killing Me Softly in New York on Monday he told People: ‘The time is nigh. It’s soon. I got a good feeling about it. He added:

‘I am getting more pressure from my kids, and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come.’

Pitt, 48, and Jolie, 37, have been together for seven years and have six children together – Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4.

Although the couple have been through so much together, star Pitt said their wedding would still be meaningful after raising their children.

He said: ‘I am surprised how much [marriage] meant to me once you had that.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Brad to the bone: The scruffy movie legend stepped out to a Killing Me Softly in New York sporting shiny long hair, reminiscent of his youth Brad to the bone: The scruffy movie legend stepped out to a Killing Me Softly in New York sporting shiny long hair, reminiscent of his youth ‘It will be soon’: Brad Pitt said the time is nigh to tie the knot with partner of seven years Angelina'It will be soon': Brad Pitt said the time is nigh to tie the knot with partner of seven years Angelina Brangelina brood: Brad said his children have made his bond with Angelina strongerBrangelina brood: Brad said his children have made his bond with Angelina stronger Man in black: The actor prefers a casual look to being groomed and suited up Man in black: The actor prefers a casual look to being groomed and suited up

Lewis Hamilton visits girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger on X-Factor UK set…

She’s often been seen jetting to visit him as he travels around the world competing in various Formula 1 Grand Prix races. But now that this year’s season is over it seems Lewis Hamilton finally has some time on his hands to instead support girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger at her work.

The racing driver was spotted turning up to a studio in Battersea, London to see Nicole as she concentrated on her acts’ X Factor rehearsals on Monday. Both dressed casually in coordinating attire, the pair were seen leaving the venue grinning as they made their way out of the area.

Lewis looked content and care free after coming fourth overall in the 2012 season on Sunday during the final Brazilian race, as well as bowing out of his place in McLaren’s team. He opted for a casual look, wearing baggy ripped jeans with a denim shirt, while his red trainers matched Nicole’s get-up.

Hamilton completed his look off with a baseball cap while he played the gentleman and held the doors open for the former Pussycat Doll. Nicole similarly went for a comfortable ensemble as she walked out in jogging bottoms with red stripes up the side and a red zip-up top with her own cap on her head.

She smiled widely as she made her way down the stairs with her dark locks tied up and a slick of lipgloss brightening up her grin. And it seems Lewis will now finally be able to spend some more time with Nicole now that he’s not expected to race until the new season starts again in March.

And it’s good to see the couple meeting up under happier circumstances. They were last seen together boarding a flight to Los Angeles a fortnight ago when Scherzinger was jetting in to attend her grandmother’s funeral. Via DailyMail.

Back together: Lewis Hamilton turns up to X Factor rehearsals to support girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger at a Battersea studioBack together: Lewis Hamilton turns up to X Factor rehearsals to support girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger at a Battersea studioCoordinating: The pair both went for casual attire two days after Lewis finished his Formula 1 Grand Prix 2012 seasonThe smile says it all: Scherzinger looked pleased now that Hamilton has more time to spend with her following Sunday’s Brazil Grand PrixQuality time: Hamilton also looked content and care free as he took his turn visiting his partner at workQuality time: Hamilton also looked content and care free as he took his turn visiting his partner at workLadies first: Hamilton showed he was a gentleman as he opened the door for Nicole following some studio time insideLadies first: Hamilton showed he was a gentleman as he opened the door for Nicole following some studio time inside

Alicia Keys‘ son makes vocal debut on ‘Girl On Fire’ album…

alicia keys album coverBiracial Grammy-award winning singer Alicia Keys‘ son Egypt is set to make his vocal debut on his mum’s upcoming album Girl On Fire.

The Grammy winner’s latest project hits U.S. stores on Tuesday (27 Nov ’12) and Keys insists her fans are in for a treat – her two year old with producer husband Swizz Beatz is featured on a few of the tracks, including one song produced by Dr. Dre.

Listen to Egypt around the 3:58 mark:

During an interview on U.S. news show Person to Person, she says: “I got him on one of these mics and he stood on the little chair… and I just started asking him different questions… You’ll hear it on the record, it’s so cute.”

“I asked him to say, ‘Mommy,’ so then he says, ‘Mommy,’ and then I asked him to say, ‘I love you,’ so he says, ‘I love you.’… His daddy is really known for this particular thing he always shouts out when he’s about to perform, he says, ‘It’s showtime.’ So I said, ‘What’s your name?’ he said, ‘Showtime.’ I said, ‘But what’s your name?’ and he said, ‘Egypt.’ So it was perfect, he did amazing.”

Egypt is not the first celebrity tot to make their vocal debut at such a young age – Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy featured on her dad Jay Z’s track Glory earlier this year (12). Via ContactMusic.

Audra McDonald is new host of ‘Live From Lincoln Center!

Broadway superstar Audra McDonald is adding a new chapter to her long history with Lincoln Center. The singer-actress is the new host of “Live From Lincoln Center,”

PBS said Tuesday. McDonald will emcee seven broadcasts from December through spring 2013, starting Dec. 13 with “The Richard Tucker Opera Gala” and Dec. 31 with the New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve gala.

“It’s a great honor. I’m thrilled that they came to me and trusted me to do it,” said McDonald, 42, whose five Tony Awards include a trophy this year for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Her memories of the Lincoln Center performing arts complex in Manhattan run deep.

“I remember watching Beverly Sills broadcasting from the Met (the center’s Metropolitan Opera House) on my PBS channel at my home in Fresno,” McDonald said, adding that she was amazed at the venue’s size and “inspired by the music. As a high school student, she had the chance to visit the center and recalled thinking: “This is where I want to be some day.”

That wish was fulfilled when she moved to New York to attend The Juilliard School, which has its campus there. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Cymphonique Miller gives kids at a local children’s hospital an early Christmas!

Biracial actress/singer Cymphonique Miller is no stranger to helping others. The young starlet constantly uses her celebrity status to assist others whenever she can. Cymphonique and her band, The Fabulous Girls, recently talked about their foundation and how they created it just for those in need.

The ladies visited children in hospitals and helped bring more awareness to everyone about kids with cancer. They also designed BYOU (BeYourOwnYou) beenies for the kids they visited. One of those visits took Cymphonique to the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s at Egleston, where she was able to meet, sing and pose for pictures with some of the kids in the hospital. Via BCK.

Check out the video clip of Cymphonique and The Fabulous Girls as they talk about their foundation below:

Adrienne and Chris Bosh get in the holiday spirit with their kids…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for the Bosh family! The family of four recently sat down for a holiday photo shoot with celebrity photographer April Belle. This is Jackson Bosh’ first Christmas and we are sure his parents plan to spoil him with lots of presents! Jackson is Adrienne and Chris’ first child together.

Trinity is Chris’ daughter from a previous relationship. Check out more behind-the-scenes shots of NBA player Chris Bosh, his wife Adrienne, and kids Jackson and Trinity below via BCK.

R&B Diva Faith Evans sits down with Centric TV for an exclusive interview!

Faith evans interview 1There’s something about biracial R&B singer Faith Evans! After signing to Bad Boy Records, founded by good friend Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the singer-songwriter burst onto the music scene with her 1995 self-titled debut album Faith, quickly becoming the ‘The First Lady” of R&B.

But in the midst of a flourishing music career the soprano siren experienced very real heartbreak. Her relationship with late rapper Notorious B.I.G., with whom she shares a son, was considered the epitome of hip-hop love, but the two sadly separated once Evans caught wind of the emcee’s several extramarital affairs.

Their very rocky – and very public – marriage came to an abrupt end when the adored 24-year-old Brooklyn emcee was killed in a drive by shooting, all of which was dramatized in the film Notorious. But Faith’s unwavering Faith in herself and her fans was still alive and strong. Her autobiography, Keep The Faith: A Memoir, helped to re-introduce the songstress to the audience that grew to love her since her 1995 debut and became a 2008 New York Times Best Seller.

Now the singer continues to grow closer to her fans as the co-Executive producer and star of TV One’s reality series R&B Divas. CentricTV.com caught up with the dynamic diva in Las Vegas as she got glammed for the 2012 Soul Train Awards, to learn more about how she’s taking control with her new label, honoring her friend Whitney Houston and finally finding her voice.

Going back to the days before your debut album, Faith, hit. What were your thoughts for the future? I wondered if people were going to like it. That was what I would always say to the people that were around me while I was making that album. Like, “Do you think people are going to like it?” It was not guaranteed that it was going to “blow up.”

I didn’t know what to expect. But based on the response of the people that were getting a chance to hear little bits of the album while it was being made, people that were already established in the industry, I definitely felt it was something good. Visit Centric TV to continue reading…

Spotted: Tia Mowry-Hardrict shopping with son Cree…

Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry-Hardrict was photographed shopping at The Grove in West Hollywood, Calif. with her 1-year-old son Cree on Saturday evening (November 24). The reality television actress – who recently became a first time aunt when her twin sister Tamera Mowry welcomed son Aden on November 12 – has admitted to co-sleeping with her son, despite pressure to do otherwise.

“Okay, I’m gonna admit it! And I am not afraid to admit it: Cree still sleeps with Mom and Dad,” she writes. “There, I said it! But let’s be honest — I was not always confident with such a statement.”

“At the end of the day, you have to do what’s best for you and your family,” she concludes. “Every family is different with different desires and needs. It’s not the end of the world if you decide to co-sleep and it’s okay to not co-sleep.”Via CelebBabyScoop.

Tia Mowry brings her little helper for a shopping trip [USA ONLY] Tia Mowry brings her little helper for a shopping trip [USA ONLY]

Cory Hardrict to S2S Magazine: “I think about Cree all the time!”

Cory Hardrict and Cree 2You may know Cory Hardrict as the husband of Tia Mowry-Hardrict, but aside from his Hollywood romance, the Chicago native has been on the acting scene for more than 10 years. Cory has had roles in films such as Battle: Los Angeles and the forthcoming Lovelace.

Despite the hectic schedules of the hardworking Hardrict household, the couple manages to balance raising their year-old son, Cree, and maintaining the spark in their marriage.

Cory said his son has helped him grow. “Being a father has taught me how to be a better husband and a great family man. It has taught me how to make sure that my priorities are in order.”

“Everything now is about my son and making sure he’s happy and raised the right way. He’s the first thing on my mind when I wake up, and the last thing on my mind when I go to sleep at night.”

Read more of Cory Hardrict’s interview in the October issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

Beauty File: Dior’s ‘Cherie Bow’ Spring 2013 collection…

Femininity has always been intrinsic to the house of Dior, where the female form has been appreciated and glorified for well over half a century. As one of the brand’s signature motifs, The Fontages Bow has served as the inspiration for the Spring 2013 Cherie Bow collection.

The collection will retail for $24 – $80. Visit www.dior.com frequently to find out when the collection becomes available. Via Fashion Bomb Daily.

Zoe Saldana dazzles at Spirit Awards…

Leading ladies: Zoe Saldana and Anna Kendrick came together to announce the 2013 Spirit Award nominations at the W hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday

Leading lady: Zoe Saldana came to announce the 2013 Spirit Award nominations at the W hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday

Zoe Saldana bought glamour and a big smile to the Spirit Awards nominations in Los Angeles on Tuesday. And it’s no surprise she was in such a great mood – she had the pleasure of announcing that her boyfriend Bradley Cooper was up for best lead actor.

His film Sliver Linings Playbook also jointly leads the way with the most nominations for the 2013 ceremony. The quirky film is up for five nominations, including best picture, but does face some stiff competition from oddball romance Moonrise Kingdom, also with five nominations including best picture.

Silver Linings Playbook is a comic drama based on a man just released from a mental hospital and a troubled young widow while Moonrise Kingdom is a first-love story between a precocious boy and girl who run away together.

The Spirit Awards are said to be a good indicator of the Oscars and the nominations were announced on Tuesday at the W Hotel in Hollywood by Saldana, as well as actress Anna Kendrick.

Leading ladies: Zoe Saldana and Anna Kendrick came together to announce the 2013 Spirit Award nominations at the W hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday

Leading lady: Anna Kendrick came to announce the 2013 Spirit Award nominations at the W hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has been tipped for best female lead and is up against he likes of child star Quvenzhane Walls, who starred in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

The eight-year-old is also hotly tipped for an Academy Award and could make history by being the youngest ever actress to receive the prestigious award.

Shirley Temple was just five when she won an ‘honorary’ Oscar and the youngest person to date to win a standard one is Tatum O Neal, who was 10 when she won the best supporting actress nomination in 1974 for Paper Moon.

The best actor category for the Spirit Awards is made up of some of Hollywood’s hottest talent. Nominees include Bradley Cooper, Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe and Jack Black in black comedy Bernie Moonrise Kingdom also earned directing and screenplay nods for Wes Anderson, who co-wrote the script with Roman Coppola.

Silver Linings Playbook’s David O. Russell is up for directing and screenplay awards also. Matthew McConaughey actually received two nominations, best actor as well as best supporting actor in Magic Mike.

Previous Academy Award winner Helen Hunt has a supporting-actress nomination for The Sessions. Among other acting nominees are John Hawkes for The Sessions, Rosemarie DeWitt for Your Sister’s Sister, Michael Pena for End of Watch, Sam Rockwell for Seven Psychopaths and Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Smashed.

The Spirit Awards will be handed out at an afternoon ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica, California on February 23, the day before the Oscars. Nominees are chosen by panels of film professionals, who judge gauge contenders on criteria like uniqueness of vision, original, provocative subject matter, how economically they were produced and percentage of financing from independent, non-Hollywood sources.

Eligible films typically range from tiny-budgeted movies shot for $500,000 or less to productions that cost as much as $20 million. Members of Film Independent, including filmmakers and movie fans, are eligible to vote on the winners. Via DailyMail.

So pretty: Saldana is dating Bradley Cooper whose film Silver Lining Playbook is up for five nominationsSo pretty: Saldana is dating Bradley Cooper whose film Silver Lining Playbook is up for five gongsStunning: The Pitch Perfect star wore a flirty nude coloured dress and skyscraper metallic heelsStunning: The Pitch Perfect star wore a flirty nude coloured dress and skyscraper metallic heelsNod to Oscars. Rapper Common also attended the nominations. The prestigious awards are said to be a tip off to the Academy AwardsLeading the way: Sliver Lining’s Playbook starring Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are up for best picture. Pictured at a special screening in Los Angeles earlier in the monthCo-stars: Both Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper play quirky troubled characters in Silver Linings PlaybookCo-stars: Both Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper play quirky troubled characters in Silver Linings PlaybookAward winner: Bruce Willis is also up for best supporting actor for his role in Moonrise Kingdom. Pictured at Lay the Favorite premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Los AngelesAward winner: Bruce Willis is also up for best supporting actor for his role in Moonrise Kingdom. Pictured at Lay the Favorite premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Los Angeles

Khloe Kardashian is photoshopped into Kardashian/Jenner family Christmas card…

Khloe Kardashian was Photoshopped into her family Christmas card. The 28-year-old reality starlet was unable to attend the photoshoot for the annual Kardashian-Jenner holiday card, and so she and husband Lamar Odom, 33, had to be added in later with the help of some computer wizardry.

Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, Khloe said: ‘We pretend that we’re always together. The powers of cameras and Photoshop.’

The X Factor USA host’s younger half-sister Kendall Jenner, 17, had to be digitally added to the picture, too, as she was sick, as did Kourtney Kardashian’s partner, Scott Disick, 29. Khloe’s husband Lamar – who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team – also missed last year’s dazzling 3D Christmas card shoot because he had a game.

She said: ‘That one we were all in but Lamar was Photoshopped because he had a game. It’s hard with his NBA schedule. Damn men with a career!’

When they are able to coordinate schedules, however, Khloe says Christmas is always a big family affair, though it can get crowded in the Kardashian household.

She told Ellen: ‘Every Christmas, we’re always together. Step-brothers, sisters, everything. All 10 kids and then everyone’s extended girlfriend, boyfriend, this, that…’

Khloe added as the Kardashian siblings have gotten older and had more serious relationships, the cast of characters at Christmas largely remains the same – though she is surprised Scott – who has children Mason, two, and four-month-old Penelope with Khloe – is still a part of the family.

She said: ‘Now we’re sticking together. Who knew, I’m surprised Scott’s still around, but he’s here.’Via DailyMail.

Kardashian Kristmas: Khloe spoke about the holiday season on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on WednesdayComputer trickery: Khloe, Lamar Odom, Kendall Jenner and Scott Disick were all added to the 2011 Kardashian family Christmas card after the shootNew job: The reality star turned TV host was on the show to promote X Factor

Spotted: Michael Jordan and fiancee Yvette Prieto at nephew’s basketball game…

NBA Hall Of Famer and current Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan and his fiancee Yvette Prieto were recently spotted checking out his nephew play in local youth basketball game. Can you imagine being at a youth basketball game and seeing the kids’ reaction to Michael Jordan walking in the building?

Priceless! Jordan and Yvette were scheduled to tie the knot this year but those plans have been put on hold.  Jordan got engaged to Prieto on Christmas eve of last year (2011). They met in 2008, almost two years after his divorce from his ex-wife Juanita Vanoy. The two dated for about a year before moving into a 5,500-square-foot house in Florida together in 2009. Via Ballerwives.

Courtside Love: Jordan and Prieto enjoyed their nephew’s basketball gameMichael Jordan and Yvette Prieto 2Interracial Love: Prieto and Jordan got engaged in December 2011 on Christmas EveMichael Jordan and Yvette Prieto 1

Halle Berry‘s mom Judith Hawkins weighs in: “I hope things calm down!”

Halle Berry and momHalle Berry‘s mom has broken her silence about the contentious custody battle and brutal fight between her daughter’s ex Gabriel Aubry and current fiancee Olivier Martinez.

“This cannot go on things have got to calm down,” Judith Hawkins told Celebuzz, in an exclusive interview.

The Oscar winner’s mother spoke out following the violent Thanksgiving day fight between French actor Martinez, 46, and Aubry, 36, that landed both men in the hospital. The incident occurred after the Canadian model handed over his four-year-old daughter with Berry, Nahla, at the star’s West Hollywood, Calif. home.

“As far as I know Halle and Nahla are fine though,” the actress’ mother said, when asked how both were holding up amid the controversy.

But Hawkins, who raised her famous daughter in Ohio, said that it is time common sense prevailed in the bitter feud that has been dragging through the Los Angeles court system for months.

“I hope that things get better, I really hope that they do; they have got to get better,” Hawkins, a former psychiatric nurse, said. Visit Celebuzz to continue reading…

Girl On Fire’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

alicia keys album coverAfter three years of silence, Alicia Keys is soaring back onto the music scene as the Girl on Fire.

On her fifth studio album — which hit shelves Tuesdays — the Grammy winner introduces her self-proclaimed new identity.

“It’s been a while. I’m not who I was before,” she croons on “Brand New Me,” her second single from the collection. “It’s just a brand new kind of me. Can’t be bad — I found a brand new kind of free.” (For the song’s full lyrics, go to Direct Lyrics.)

Girl on Fire seems a reflection on Keys’ last few life-changing years — which saw her wed hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz and welcome now 2-year-old son, Egypt.

On her first post-marriage and post-motherhood disc, Keys collaborates with a number of other singer-songwriters — including Bruno Mars, Frank Ocean, Jamie xx and Emeli Sandé — to create a range of sounds, from radio-ready tracks to piano ballads to midtempo soul songs.

So is Keys really blazing new ground with Girl on Fire? While some reviewers wish the ever-talented Keys would take more risks or strip down to more raw emotions, many praise the singer’s 13-track record — which Rolling Stone calls “one of the best R&B records of 2012.”

See what the critics are saying:

Washington Post: “She’s a mild, unforgettable talent who makes mild, forgettable albums and who has historically relied on guest artists such as Jay-Z for supplementary personality. On Girl, Keys’s first release post-marriage (to the disc’s co-producer, Swizz Beatz) and post-motherhood, she’s found her footing — and her backbone — at last.”

The Huffington Post: “Girl on Fire comes on hard and fast, seemingly stripped but rich in sound, triumphant to the point of a cinematic epic scope…. [It] feels organically fed with inspiration, from the drops of light of ‘Listen to Your Heart’ to the weird urban sounds of ‘Tears Always Win’ to the funky reggae riffs of ‘Limitless.’ Keys is on fire, and burning all the competition. Pun intended.”

Idolator: “Despite all of its enlisted collaborators, Keys’ fifth album operates much like Adele’s 21, a mainstream effort harkening back to a time when soul music was little more than a singular voice. Such an approach certainly could have worked for Keys at age 20. But here on Girl On Fire, this approach also works for Keys with who she is now.”

Vancouver Sun: “It’s a disc that should delight both neo-soul fans and old-school Atlantic Records fetishists…. Given the commercial destination of the disc, it’s particularly satisfying that Keys declines to grandstand, letting humanity rule her voice most of the time instead of technique. Equally refreshing is that, true to form, she is selling her art and not T&A…. Maybe soul music isn’t dead after all.” Visit Celebuzz to continue reading the review…

Pregnant Rochelle Humes shows small baby bump out and about…

She revealed just last week that she and husband Marvin are expecting their first child. And Rochelle Humes is already starting to show and the singer displayed her small baby bump on a trip to a hair salon in London on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old was seen posing for pictures with hairdressers at the London salon and her rounded stomach showed off the early stages of her pregnancy.

Rochelle was wearing a loose fitting white top and a pair of jeans for the trip to the Inanch hair salon. And The Saturdays star enjoyed a well-earned pamper session having her locks tended to during the trip.

And as she exited the beauty spot she covered up with a beige poncho, keeping her pregnancy frame under wraps. The pop star, 23, and her JLS band member husband Marvin, 27, announced they were expecting in mid-2013 on their respective Twitter pages last week.

Their baby news comes just four months after they tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Blenheim Palace. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She’s starting to show: Rochelle Humes was seen displaying a tiny baby bump as she posed for a picture with hairdressers in LondonCovered up: The mother-to-be wore a loose fitting white top and a pair of jeans, that didn’t give away her pregnancyAnnouncement: Rochelle confirmed that her bundle of joy will arrived mid 2013I’m going to be a father! Marvin also posted a statement on JLS’s official TwitterCheers to the baby! (L-R) Rochelle’s bandmates Mollie King, Una Healy, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford toast her pregnancyStarting a family: Rochelle and Marvin Humes, pictured in September, announced on Thursday that they are expecting their first child togetherWe’re so excited: After Marvin’s announcement on JLS’s official Twitter page, he was congratulated by his bandmatesBroody: Rochelle with Una’s daughter Aofie in Los Angeles in AugustHappy: Rochelle was congratulated by her bandmates and close friend Myleene Klass

Incredible physique, successful, good sense of humour, impeccable manners, loves his mum… Is boxer David Haye the perfect man?

There is nothing sexier than a man who likes to keep clean… especially when he looks like David Haye. And while Myleene Klass usually tops the sexiest shower polls, it’s safe to assume that boxing champion David has set a new benchmark for heart-stopping bathing sessions.

The 32-year old was spotted doing what he does best – baring his butt – on Tuesday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity. David has got his drying technique down to a fine art now, meaning legions of viewers sit waiting impatiently for a flash of his perfect, pert toosh as he rubs himself with a towel.

The former Heavyweight Champion has fortunately not lost too much body mass after his food intake was decreased during his time on the show, meaning there is still plenty to ogle. Along with his godly physique, David has shown off many admirable qualities during his time in the Australian jungle.  Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Surprise! Rosemary Shrager and David Haye embrace their family members as part of the Knock Knock trial Family reunion: David and his mum beamed from ear to ear during their reunion My little boy: David, who is 6″3, towered over his mum as they had a quick cuddle Happy moment: David and Jane Haye couldn’t stop smiling, he opened the door that led to the family members Big hands: David showed off his huge strong hands as he snuggled up to his mum Yay! Mummy!: David looked ecstatic to see his glamorous mum, and Rosemary looked equally pleased to see her daughter Perk of the job: David Haye shows off his fine physique as he takes a dip in the jungle shower 

SPOILER ALERT: Audra McDonald to return for ‘Private Practice’ season finale…

Private Practice FinaleA familiar face is returning for the end of “Private Practice.” According to TV Guide, former series regular Audra McDonald will appear in the show’s series finale.

McDonald left the show in Season 4 to be closer to her family. No word on what brings her character, Dr. Naomi Bennett, back into the fold. The “Private Practice” series finale is slated to air in January. Via HuffingtonPost

Matt Damon & Marion Cotillard honored in New York…

The stars come out at night! Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke, Frances McDormand, Jack Black, Willem Defoe and more stepped out to celebrate the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani downtown on Monday.

While Moonrise Kingdom took home the award for best feature film, Damon and Cotillard both received special career tributes during the ceremony – which honors the best in independent film. Cotillard – who was “very smiley all evening and polite to diners around her,” an onlooker tells People – sat with Too Big to Fail actor Billy Crudup.

While Damon was joined by his wife, Luciana, and shared a front and center table with Blunt and Krasinski. Guests enjoyed filet mignon with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes during the event.

Then, it was down the block for the after party at Andaz Wall Street where Stella Artois, Mionetto sparkling wine, Russian Standard Vodka and Fiji water flowed while guests indulged in the sweets bar, which was stocked with everything from fruit to cake pops.

During the after party, Girls actor Alex Karpovksy was seen chatting with actress Emayatzy Corinealdi, who won best breakthrough performance for her role in Middle of Nowhere earlier in the evening.

“She was overheard talking to him about how much she loves Girls,” the source adds. “Her phone was ringing incessantly with people congratulating her and Alex even said, ‘You’re a woman in demand. Get used to it.’ “ – Kristin Boehm

Police conclude Gabriel Aubry threw the first punch in Thanksgiving fight with Olivier Martinez… but he will not face charges…

Gabriel Aubry instigated his Thanksgiving Day brawl with Olivier Martinez, according to reports.

The French-Canadian model was arrested after dropping off daughter Nahla at the Los Angeles home of former partner Halle Berry when a fight erupted between the two men.

A police report obtained by TMZ concludes Aubry took the first blow against Halle’s fiancé, although it is not believed Gabriel will face charges. Police interviewed Aubry, Martinez and Berry after the melée.

Officer Timothy Chung reportedly concluded from his questioning: ‘Suspect [Aubry] arrived at victim’s [Olivier] residence for child custody exchange.

‘Suspect and victim engaged in verbal altercation. Suspect became upset and attempted to punch victim’s head but missed and struck victim’s right shoulder instead. Victim returned with 3 punches to the suspect’s head, causing him to fall to the ground. Victim’s fiance [Berry] notified police.’

The report also concludes Martinez acted in self-defence.

‘Victim defended himself and punched the suspect,’ it reads.

Police sources say the men traded verbal barbs but Aubry never alerted authorities about alleged death threats he reportedly received from Martinez prior to the incident.

Both men were battered and bruised following the vicious brawl. But it is now said to be ‘highly unlikely’ that Aubry will face criminal charges for the fight. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Spotted: Kat Graham shopping for a Christmas tree with fiancé Cottrell Guidry

Kat Graham gave her best Axl Rose impersonation while shopping for a Christmas tree with her handsome fiancé Cottrell Guidry.

She paired a leather baseball cap with a $270 Joyrich leather jacket, $122 Comme des Garçons Red Emblem Play Tee, destructed skinnies, and a pair of $148 Jeffrey Campbell Adams Sneakers. Via FashionBomb.

Sizzling Hott! Supermodel Naomi Campbell poses topless alongside Kate Moss in Interview Magazine…

They both brought the word supermodel to the masses as they started treading the boards on the world’s catwalks over two decades ago. And now Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell have reunited on the cover of a magazine together once more.

But if you thought they’d be tuning down their looks or risque shoots now they’re around the forties benchmark, you’d be very much mistaken. In fact, Naomi posed in one of her most daring shoots for some while as she posed on the cover completely topless and showing off her nipples in all their glory.

Campbell smoldered in the sensual black and white image as she lay down in front of Kate. Both models looking stunning in the glamorous photos, Moss can be seen with her hair scraped back, with small curls falling down in front of her ears.

But while they posed up a storm in the candid shot on the front cover of Interview magazine for the December issues of both the German and Russian edition, inside they saved their more demure sides. The women posed up together once more for a fashion spread, which saw them wear the same gear next to each other. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Risque: Original supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss reunite on a cover together once more as they front Interview magazine’s German and Russian editions in December As they were: Kate and Naomi posing with water pistols together during a swimwear shoot in 2001 Still pushing boundaries: Kate Moss also went topless for a fashion shoot as she posed for Mario Testino for the latest Vogue Spain They’ve still go it: Both supermodels are still managing to bag big gigs in the fashion world 

Divorce Lawyer: “Kim Kardashian is handcuffed to estranged husband Kris Humphries and can’t move on!”

Kim Kardashian‘s divorce attorney told a judge Wednesday that the reality star wants to move on with her life but is ‘handcuffed’ to her estranged husband because the case is not yet ready for trial.

Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told attorneys for Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries to return to court in mid-February to set a trial date to either dissolve or annul the couple’s 72-day marriage.

He didn’t set a deadline for depositions and other pre-trial investigation to be completed, but indicated a trial could be held early next year if it is ready by Feb. 15.

Humphries, a power forward for the Brooklyn Nets, is seeking an annulment based on fraud, but his attorney says he needs more time to collect documents from companies that handle Kardashian’s reality shows.

Kardashian is seeking a traditional divorce and her attorney Laura Wasser has cited both the marriage’s short duration and a prenuptial agreement as reasons for why it should be quickly resolved.

‘I don’t think his client has a fraud case,’ Wasser said in court of Humphries’ attorney. ‘I think there’s a fishing expedition going on here.’

Humphries’ attorney Marshall Waller said he needed to be sure he had documents from E! Entertainment and NBC Universal before deciding the scope of his case, but that he was narrowing it down.

‘I do understand the desire to get this case moved,’ Waller said. ‘There’s nothing in particular about this case that makes it more important than anybody else.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Handcuffed’: Kim Kardashian’s divorce lawyer says the reality star cannot move on with her life

Kim Kardashian Takes… Kuwait!

KiSuits you: The brunette star opted for a black trouser suit, which flattered her famous curves

The brunette star opted for a black pant suit, which flattered her famous curves

Earlier this month Kim Kardashian apologised for offending people after weighing in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

But now the reality star is on a mission to educated herself about the Middle East crisis – while squeezing in a couple of milkshake store openings at the same time.

The reality star is on a whirlwind three-day trip to Kuwait and Bahrain – where she is set to make appearances at two new Millions of Milkshakes stalls.

First, however, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star found time to tweet a snap of herself meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, Matthew Tueller, on Wednesday.

Earlier she shared a snap of her flashing the peace sign having arrived on her flight from Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

She tweeted the accompanying message: ‘Just touched down in Kuwait!!! Riding to the hotel now! So excited to be here!’

A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Kim – who will be travelling with a private security squad – is hoping to learn a lot about the customs, cultures and conflicts in the Middle East during her trip after recently causing controversy over comments she made on twitter.

The insider said: ‘Kim wants to be as informed as possible so she can use her celebrity to help those in need and raise awareness about important issues in the area.’

Last week Kim was forced to apologize after weighing in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after writing: ‘Praying for everyone in Israel.’  After instantly attracting backlash, she followed up with a second tweet, saying: ‘Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Milkshake mission: Kim Kardashian pulls a peace sign, tweeting a snap of herself having arrived in Kuwait. Milkshake mission: Kim Kardashian pulls a peace sign, tweeting a snap of herself having arrived in Kuwait. The TV star is in the Middle East to brush up on her political knowledge and open two Millions Of Milkshakes shopsGetting serious: On Wednesday Kim met with the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, Matthew TuellerGetting serious: On Wednesday Kim met with the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, Matthew TuellerSheer daring: Kim displayed her V-shaped bra through a sheer black top as she jetted out of Fort Lauterdale airport on TuesdaySheer daring: Kim displayed her V-shaped bra through a sheer black top as she jetted out of Fort Lauterdale airport on TuesdaySophisticated: Bar her see-through top, Kim’s look was however one of her most sophisticated yetSophisticated: Bar her see-through top, Kim's look was however one of her most sophisticated yet Expensive cargo: Kim toted one of her favorite Hermes crocodile handbagsExpensive cargo: Kim toted one of her favourite Hermes crocodile handbags No preferential treatment: Kim got no preferential treatment as she made her way through securityNo preferential treatment: Kim got no preferential treatment as she made her way through security

Hope Solo‘s new husband arrested AGAIN – just hours after she insists she is ‘happily married’

Busted: Hope Solo's new husband Jerramy Stevens has been arrested for violating the terms of his probation

Busted: Hope Solo’s new husband Jerramy Stevens has been arrested for violating the terms of his probation

Hope Solo‘s new husband has been arrested just hours after the Olympic medalist defended their relationship and insisted she was ‘happily married’.

Former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, 33, was arrested at his Tampa, Florida home on Wednesday morning for violating his probation, stemming from a marijuana possession charge brought in October 2010.

A Florida Department of Corrections spokesperson told NWCN that Stevens’ probation had allowed him to travel to Washington state, where he married Solo, as long as he did not get arrested.

Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens -wedding photo

Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens -wedding photo

Yet on November 13 – just hours before the couple wed – he was arrested for allegedly assaulting her at a party. Although the charges were later dropped, simply being arrested allowed a violation of his probation in Florida, the spokesperson told the news channel.

According to an arrest report, police arrested Stevens at 10am on Wednesday and booked him into jail at 11am. No bond has been set. The probation stems from an arrest in October 2010, when he was playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He was busted near the team’s hotel after an officer found marijuana in a bag alongside his equipment, and he was placed on probation until October 2013.

His latest brush with the law comes two weeks after his wedding to Hope Solo, who defended her marriage as she prepared for her team’s soccer match against Ireland on Wednesday. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Happy’: U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has insisted she is happily married to former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, who was arrested for domestic violence just hours before their wedding'Happy': U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has insisted she is happily married to former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, who was arrested for domestic violence just hours before their weddingTogether: Solo, pictured with Stevens before Halloween, insisted that she had never been hit in her lifeTogether: Solo, pictured with Stevens before Halloween, insisted that she had never been hit in her lifeArrest: The former NFL player, right, appeared in court on November 13 but the charges were droppedArrest: The former NFL player, right, appeared in court on November 13 but the charges were droppedAt work: Solo practices with the national team in Portland on Tuesday ahead of a game against IrelandAt work: Solo practices with the national team in Portland on Tuesday ahead of a game against IrelandCouple: She started dating Stevens after the London Games, where she scored another gold medalCouple: She started dating Stevens after the London Games, where she scored another gold medal

Mariah Carey upstages Santa in TWO revealing outfits at Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting performance!

Strike a pose: Mariah stole the spotlight from Santa Claus

Strike a pose: Mariah stole the spotlight from Santa Claus

It’s been nearly two decades since she released her holiday hit All I Want for Christmas Is You.

And Mariah Carey on Tuesday night proved just how enduring the track has been with festive fans as she performed at New York City’s Rockefeller Center for the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Below the 80ft tall Norway Spruce which will be lit on Wednesday night, and with Santa Claus by her side, Mariah belted out the track – and gave fans an eyeful of her ample cleavage while prancing around the stage in a low-cut red and silver dress.

The 42-year-old star took to Twitter before her taped performance: ‘Walking to the stage to perform at Rock center.” “Let the festivities begin! Thx 2 all the lambs who are braving the temps here! LYM!!!’ she wrote her eight million-plus followers.

Temperatures fell into the 30s in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday night. And while Mariah acknowledged she would be performing in the bitter cold, she wasn’t detoured from slipping into a frilly dress.

Still there wasn’t a hint of a shiver from the star, who daintily held her mic in hand with a pair of opera length red satin gloves to match her frock. Mariah is among a host of stars performing at the 80th annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree lighting celebration.

CeeLo Green, Il Divo, Rod Stweart, Victoria Justice, Trace Adkins, Chris Mann and the world famous Radio City Rockettes are among the featured acts. Thousands gathered in the cold to watch Mariah’s taping ahead of Wednesday night’s main event. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Diva: Mariah Carey glittered in a red and silver tulle dress as she took the stage in Rockefeller Center in New York City on TuesdayDiva: Mariah Carey glittered in a red and silver tulle dress as she took the stage in Rockefeller Center in New York City on Tuesday Festive pair: The performers took the stage, decorated with trees, lights and oversized boxesFestive pair: The performers took the stage, decorated with trees, lights and oversized boxesWith their helpers: A team of backing dancers took the stage while Mariah performed All I Want for Christmas Is YouWith their helpers: A team of backing dancers took the stage while Mariah performed All I Want for Christmas Is YouNaughty or nice? Mariah tossed her hair as Santa looked onNaughty or nice? Mariah tossed her hair as Santa looked onNevermind the cold: Mariah donned the short frock despite temperatures plummeting into the 30sNevermind the cold: Mariah donned the short frock despite temperatures plummeting into the 30sSilver bells: Mariah also donned a wintry silver gown and fur for another numberSilver bells: Mariah also donned a wintry silver gown and fur for another number

One Direction’s Liam Payne finally denies Leona Lewis romance rumors…

Hinting: Leona hinted that they pair were a couple in a number of interviews

Hinting: Leona hinted that they pair were a couple in a number of interviews

They’ve kept everyone guessing about their rumored romance for weeks.

But Liam Payne has finally spoken out about his supposed relationship with Leona Lewis, saying that they are not together.

The One Direction star has broken his silence over claims that he’s dating the 27-year-old singer, telling the world that the rumors are false, via Twitter.

The pair sparked speculation after they both refused to deny the rumors and dropped ambiguous hints in a number of interviews.

But Liam has clearly had enough and decided to quash a number of falsehoods via the social networking site: ‘Okay bored of constant news articles… I’m not dating Leona … My YouTube channel isn’t for a solo career and I didn’t insult Kim k…Pow!,’ he wrote.

The 19-year-old former X Factor contestant clearly didn’t see the point in letting the rumors spiral any further out of control, so decided to set the record straight.

The stars, who are both managed by Simon Cowell’s label Syco, have refused to deny the claims up until now and Leona even seemed to perpetuate them in a recent interview with Look Magazine.

When asked how many dates she’s been on with the One Direction star, Leona simply answered: ‘I’m having fun and enjoying myself.’ Liam also did nothing to quash the claims, saying in a separate interview: ‘I do have a crush on Leona, she’s hot! I have met her. She’s hot.’

Speculation mounted again after a the pair reportedly spent an hour together in a dressing room backstage at Children In Need. Stories about the pair emerged last month after Liam split from long term girlfriend Danielle Peazer. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Speaking out: Liam Payne has told his fans on Twitter that he is not dating Leona LewisSpeaking out: Liam Payne has told his fans on Twitter that he is not dating Leona LewisRumor mill: Liam was reported to have shared a dressing room with Leona following Children In Need earlier this monthRumour mill: Liam was reported to have shared a dressing room with Leona following Children In Need earlier this monthOn the promo trail: Leona is currently promoting her new album GlassheartOn the promo trail: Leona is currently promoting her new album Glassheart

Spotted: Salma Hayek and Alexa Chung at the 2012 British Fashion Awards

The 2012 British Fashion Awards were held on Tuesday 27th November at The Savoy Hotel and Theatre, London.

Hosted by Gemma Arterton and Nick Grimshaw, the ceremony saw the best of the British and international fashion industries joined by a glamorous line-up of guests and presenters, including BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik CBE, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton, Zaha Hadid DBE, Christopher Kane, Salma Hayek and Alexa Chung.

Dark beauty: Alexa Chung kept it simple and chic in a lace dress while adding a pop of color with her shoesAlexa Chung British Fashion Awards 1Model: Alexa Chung made it clear she was a modelAlexa Chung British Fashion Awards 2Effortless beauty: Sporting an updo and pink lips, Salma Hayek is ageless and beautifulSalma Hayek British Fashion Awards 1Latino beauty: Salma Hayek showed up her frill dress with her signature poseSalma Hayek British Fashion Awards 2Showing it off: The black dress with fringes draped Hayek’s bodySalma Hayek British Fashion Awards 3

Slash performs in Mexico City…

The legendary guitarist performed at a concert at the Palacio de los Deportes on November 28, 2012.

The biracial rockstar who is of Caucasian and African-American descent, is best known as the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses.

Take a look at photographs from the concert below:Slash 1   Slash 2   Slash 3   Slash 4   Slash 5

Spotted: Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos at the 2012 UNICEF SnowFlake Ball

Live! With Kelly & Michael host Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos were spotted at the 2012 UNICEF SnowFlake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

The black-tie gala celebrated the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflakes on New York’s Fifth Avenue and honored those whose philanthropic commitments support its mission to save children’s lives.

Since its debut in 2005, the annual holiday occasion has raised over $16 Million for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs.Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Snowflake ball 1   Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Snowflake ball 2

Lenny Kravitz spotted out and about with huge scarf…

Biracial singer/actor Lenny Kravitz fought the winter chill with a giant scarf and knit hat, as he was spotted out and about in New York City on November 25, 2012.

It’s safe to say Lenny has a unique fashion sense that works for him. He is currently being considered for the role of Marvin Gaye in the upcoming biopic of the late singer. Lenny Kravitz out and about 1   Lenny Kravitz out and about 2   Lenny Kravitz out and about 3   Lenny Kravitz out and about 4

Accessories Lust: Christian Louboutin Resort 2013…

For the upcoming 2013 collection Christian Louboutin offers quite a vibrant outlook recasting his peep toes, pumps, and booties in cool blues, baby pinks, and soft yellows. To view the full 2013 collection, visit FashionBombDaily…

Amel Larrieux talks comeback and new album…

Amel LarrieuxThe challenge of avoiding trendy music has been a hard-fought battle throughout Amel Larrieux’s career. And according to the singer/songwriter, the decision to record non-conventional material has benefited her catalog greatly.

Next year, Larrieux plans on continuing the trend, in an equally timeless solo effort, “Ice Cream Everyday.” In preparation of her special three-night show at New York City’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club, we caught up with the 39-year-old who shared details on recording her fourth solo project, in addition to an update on the follow-up to Groove Theory’s 1995 self-titled album.

Is there a firm date set for the release of “Ice Cream Everyday”?

Well, we almost regret when we give a release date, because one of the nice things about being independent is having the luxury of not really having deadlines. We make our own deadlines and then we break them all the time, because in the end, the finished product has to be something that we can really get behind.

This time around, it’s just been a lot of editing and changing our minds and things like that. We didn’t want to have a disjointed product. So I won’t give a date anymore. I won’t ever do that again. [Laughs]. Visit Huffington Post to continue reading the interview…

Congrats! Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose to get married in a few weeks!

Wiz Khalifa Hot 97Rapper Wiz Khalifa recently stopped by New York’s Hot 97 radio station for an interview with Angie Martinez. Read what he had to say on becoming a father and his upcoming album release… On getting the marriage license

“We’re gonna get [a marriage license] in a couple of weeks. We’ll have that done. I’ve said it, I don’t think people really understood what I was saying. They’re like, ‘Yeah okay, whatever,’ but I don’t think people really understood what I was saying. [We will have it done] before or after I get off tour. You just sign the paper or whatever and its like a legal thing, like ‘Bam!’, you’re married.”

On the actual wedding ceremony

“When you have the ceremony, that’s when you can invite the family, and she can fit into a dress […]. If we have a daughter one day, she might wanna give the dress to our daughter, but if she’s pregnant then she can’t do that.”

When asked how far along Amber was in her pregnancy he said:

“She’s in her third trimester which is about six months. She sits in her cute little pregnant position and she’s eating fruit and I just lay on her lap and rub her stomach. She watches TV and rubs on my head while eating fruit.”

Watch the video clip below to hear the rest of the interview…

Egypt joins mom Alicia Keys on stage…

Days after Alicia Keys said that her 2-year-old son was featured on her new album, ‘Girl On Fire,’ Egypt joined his mom onstage at an iHeartRadio concert for Hurricane Sandy’s first responders.

The little tot looked on with delight as his mom sang several songs off past records and new songs from ‘Girl On Fire.’

Egypt didn’t disappoint the crowd when it was his turn to shine telling his mom, “I love you” over the mic for thousands to hear. The little guy even finished the lyrics to Alicia’s new song ‘Brand New Me’ as mom led the way.

Keys recently told fans to be on the lookout for Egypt on her new album as he and her husband Swizz Beatz are featured on several tracks.

“I asked [Egypt] to say, ‘Mommy,’ so then he says, ‘Mommy,’ and then I asked him to say, ‘I love you,’ so he says, ‘I love you.’ It was perfect, he did amazing,” said Keys.

Egypt is Swizz and Alicia’s first child together. ‘Girl On Fire’ is available at all online and traditional music stores. Via BCK.

Watch Egypt on stage with mom Alicia in the video clip below:

Happy 9th Birthday Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt!

Angelina Jolie Takes A Lovely Stroll With Her ChildrenHappy 9th birthday Pax! Pax turned 9 years on November 29, 2012. Pax is the adopted son of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Here’s wishing you many more birthday.

Eve talks her interracial relationship with Maximillion Cooper…

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Rapper Eve seen leaving Trump Soho Hotel enroute to Hot 97

Eve, visited New York’s Hot 97 radio station on Thurday, November 29, 2012 to chat with Angie Martinez about her relationship and the issue of interracial love.

During the interview, she revealed that people have been giving her a hard time over the past few years for dating outside of her race.

She stated that although it’s still difficult to believe she is dating a white man, people ought to realize it’s nothing new in 2012.

Read excerpt of the interview below:

On People Having an Issue With Her Dating a White Guy

I need them to stop [caring about interracial dating]. What year is it? Like, stop. Seriously. Trust me, I gotta say, it is weird for me that I’m with a white dude. Trust me. I look at him sometimes and I’m like, ‘You are so white.’ Seriously!

Yes, I gotta be real like that. I’m the first black girl he’s ever been with, so we are learning. Trust me, he’s been through ‘Weave 101.’ I’ve been out on a date but not like this, not like my dude. I had to tell my mom and my step-dad who still thinks he follows Farrakhan. It’s crazy.

We learn a lot about each other but people came at me like, ‘I can’t believe you’re dating a white dude and you don’t like black dudes no more.’ I’m like, ‘I love black men, it just so happens that my heart went this way right now.’ Who knows? I’m happy…My family’s happy. [My pops] is cool. He still keeps calling him ‘my friend.’ [He says], ‘How’s your friend?’ Like, it’s been almost three years.

People came at me. Now it’s better, like when I started sending pictures or people started seeing pictures on Twitter, people really came at me hard, but now it’s fine. Like I said, I do look at him like, I can’t believe I’m with a white dude. I don’t let him dance. I tell him, ‘Look like a pimp, I will dance around you.’ He can do a lot of things, but he can’t dance.

On Whether or Not Her Boyfriend Knows About Her Ruff Ryder Days

Yes, and he still can’t understand it. He thinks it’s all cute which also annoys me sometimes, like, ‘Look how cute you are.’ No, I was hard. He’s real proud though. I’ve never been with somebody so supportive in my life so it’s good. It’s a blessing.

On her relationship with ex Stevie J

I have not seen it, I’ve never watched it. I can not allow myself but trust me, people give me updates. I was young and dumb. The first person that said something to me was my mother, she text me and said, ‘You dodged a bullet with that one’ and we’ve never talked about it again. Click here to listen to the interview…

Rapper Eve with boyfriend Maximillian CooperEve and MaximillianEn route: Eve was all smiles on her way to Hot 97 in a $650 Mackage Liz Down Coat with fur trim, $271 Ash Cool Wedge Sneakers, and a $2,275 Givenchy Medium Antigona Stars Top Handle BagEve Trump Soho Hotel 2Keeping Warm: Clad in a leather coat with fur trimming, the rapper was decked in casual attireEve Trump Soho Hotel 3A wave hello: All smiles and waving to fansEve Trump Soho Hotel 4

Yoko Ono launches wacky menswear line inspired by her late husband…

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono and late husband John Lennon

Yoko Ono has launched a wacky menswear line featuring jock straps, light-up bras and hoodies emblazoned with butt prints.

The 79-year-old artist and widow of Beatle John Lennon debuted her new clothing line, called Fashions For Men 1969-2012 for U.S. label Opening Ceremony, this week.

Ono said she based all 18 pieces in the range on a set of fashion sketches she gave her late husband before their 1969 wedding. The designs were intended to emphasize his ‘very sexy bod’.

Opening Ceremony teams up with Yoko OnoShe told WWD: ‘I was inspired to create Fashions For Men amazed at how my man was looking so great. I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod.’

‘So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod and gave it to him as a wedding present. You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more.’

Other pieces included in Ono’s limited-edition line include a mesh cut-out shirt, suit pants with a hand print over the crotch and knee pads printed with the words ‘stop’ and ‘go’.

A jersey pullover features cut outs to expose the nipple area allowing for a separate ‘lightbulb bra’, installed with battery-operated light bulbs, to be worn underneath.

On the footwear front there is a thigh-high leather boot with open toes.

Opening Ceremony teams up with Yoko OnoEach design is being produced in a run of 52 pieces, however there are larger stocks of sweatshirts and posters decorated with Ono’s line drawings.

Describing the range Humberto Leon, co-founder of Opening Ceremony said: ‘I think she just fell in love with John’s body and wanted to show off all of the parts of his body that she loved.’

There’s something so beautiful about that sentiment. And we’ve realized these designs in pretty actual terms of how she drew them.’

Leon and his business partner, Carol Lim first met Ono when she attended the kick-off party for their Opening Ceremony flagship in Tokyo in 2009. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bag Lust: Chanel Cruise 2013…

Chanel’s Spring 2013 handbag collection is all about femininity and luxurious details, in dainty and delightful silhouettes. These are not roomy, everyday pieces for schlepping around all your essentials, but instead real arm candy. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Alicia Keys celebrates album release with ‘New York’ style…

The weather in New York City may be cold, but Alicia Keys‘ Nov. 27 record-release bash was anything but. The “Brand New Me” singer, 31, lived up to the title of her latest album, Girl on Fire, as she danced the night away at a star-studded party held in her honor Tuesday night.

Fresh from her intimate performance at an iHeartRadio concert for Hurricane Sandy first responders, Keys hit up NYC hot spot The Box, where she was joined by her husband, record producer Swizz Beats; her mom, Teresa Augello; and pals including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake (sans new wife Jessica Biel), Maxwell, designer Tommy Hilfiger, and BFF Erika Rose.

The star “looked amazing” in tight black leather, a guest told Us Weekly — and she felt amazing, too. She was talking about how happy she was that the album got such good reviews and saying how she really wanted to ‘tap into her heart’ for this one,” the insider said, adding that the singer gave a speech telling everyone how proud she was of the record.

At one point during the party — which was co-hosted by CIROC Vodka and Qui Tequila, and featured entertainment by DJ Cassidy and DJ Runna, among others — Beyonce left the booth where she was sitting with Jay-Z and joined Keys on the dance floor, as Swizz Beats got on the mic with DJ Cassidy.

“They played a lot of old-school hits and songs from the album,” the source told Us. “Everyone danced and celebrated.”

Take a look at photographs from the event below:

Party time: Girl On Fire Alicia Keys is enjoying her partyAlicia Keys Album Release Party 2This Girl Is On Fire…Girl On Fire: Smiling Alicia Keys lhas worked hard on the album Sponsor: CIROC On the 1s and 2s: DJ CassidyProducer/husband: Swizz Beatz supporting his wife with friend Gary ClarkDoing what he does best: Swizz Beatz seems to be busting a tune alongside DJ CassidyBaby bump? Amber Ridinger and fiance Duane McLaughlinWelcome to the land of music: DJ CassidyTommy Hilfiger with Swizz BeatzSwizz Beatz, Dee Ocleppo and Tommy HilfigerRuss Jones and DJ Runna

Jordin Sparks and boyfriend Jason Derulo visit the Wendy Williams Show…

Biracial singer/actress Jordin Sparks and singer boyfriend Jason Derulo look good together and it was obvious they were in love as they visited the Wendy Williams Show  on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

This was their first interview together as a couple and they revealed  it wasn’t exactly love at first sight but their relationship began to progress after their initial meeting at a show in the Bahamas.

Singer Derulo reveals Sparks caught his interest after she came to his dance rehearsal and impressed him by sticking around to watch him rehearse the entire set. Although they both currently live in different cities, they have mastered the art of “long distance relationship”.

Sparks revealed she recently purchased her first home in Phoenix, Arizona and Derulo purchased his dream home in Miami, Florida.

He stated: “I live in Miami. I actually just bought my dream house as well. Its everything that I always wanted, it has a basketball court, 9 bedrooms, 2.5 acres.”

Speaking to Celebuzz, Sparks indicated her desire for a ring:

On Wednesday night, the couple talked to Celebuzz at the annual Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation gala in New York City, and the conversation quickly focused on the possibility of a diamond ring — and a holiday engagement.

“Who knows . . . hint? It can go on this hand though,” Sparks, 22, said on the red carpet, while flashing her right hand to Derulo, 23. “Don’t worry, just any finger is good,” she joked.

With Thanksgiving well over, Sparks said she’s already having trouble thinking about what presents to buy for Christmas.

“I actually just freaked out the other day . . . I have no idea, I’m starting from scratch. Now that I have another family to think about, I’m just like taking it day by day. I haven’t gotten anything yet, I’m at a loss,” she said.

The couple also dished on what irritates them about each other.

“I will probably say for me, from him about me is sometimes I can be really dramatic . . . I was born a drama queen and I know that,” Sparks said.

“We have our things but what’s good is that we are very different so we expand each other, she reads a lot . . . and I think about reading more,” echoed Derulo.

Sparks and Derulo were just some of the stars who were on hand to show their support for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation gala, which is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

Earlier this year, Derulo himself suffered an injury when he broke one of his vertebrae during tour rehearsal.

“It was the scariest moment of my life,” he said Wednesday. “It’s also a very positive thing because I learned a lot from the situation and it’s a great story to tell, and I’m glad I’m here.”

Watch a clip of the interview above and view pictures of the cute couple below:Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo Wendy Williams Show 2

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo Wendy Williams Show 1

Michael Jordan BANNED from exclusive country club for wearing cargo pants on golf course

Avid golfer: After retiring from basketball, Jordan is often seen on the gold links

Avid golfer: After retiring from basketball, Jordan is often seen on the gold links

Michael Jordan is a basketball legend and, allegedly, a great golfer – but none of that mattered at an exclusive country club when he showed up wearing cargo pants.

The La Gorce Country Club in Miami, Florida, reportedly kicked Jordan off the links in the middle of his game and banned him from ever returning because he violated the club’s strict dress code.

Not even Jordan, with his six NBA championship rings, reported half-billion-dollar fortune and worldwide recognition, could escape the policy at the golf course that demands a tucked in collared shirt and Bermuda shorts.

La Gorce Country Club

La Gorce Country Club

The New York Post reports that Jordan was midway through his game when a country club employee approached him and said he had to return to the clubhouse and change into different pants.

‘I’ve been there many times and no one told me a thing,’ Jordan told ESPN Chicago by text message. ‘Then all of a sudden they come to me on the 11th hole and say I can’t wear cargo shorts. Wow! The round is almost over and you want me to buy shorts now? Yeah, right!!’

When the retired Chicago Bulls star refused to lose his cargo shorts, he was reportedly told to leave and that he would no longer be welcome back at the club.

‘We were not aware that he is not allowed to return to La Gorce. I guess it’s their loss – as MJ is a great golfer, and a great guest,’ Jordan’s publicist said in a statement.

The country club has not commented on the incident. Despite endorsing a full line of clothing for Nike, Jordan has become infamous for his fashion sense.

His appearance at the Ryder Cup in Chicago wearing faded blue jeans and blue puffy vest led to the creation of a blog devoted to his dubious choices in attire called ‘What the F*** is Michael Jordan Wearing?’

Jordan left the NBA for good in 2003. He is currently owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, one of the worst teams in the league.  However, Jordan retains his star power and reportedly rakes in tens of millions of a dollars a year in endorsement deals. Via DailyMail.

Dressed down: Michael Jordan, seen here at a country club in Charlotte, North Carolina, is known for his casual style on the linksDressed down: Michael Jordan, seen here at a country club in Charlotte, North Carolina, is known for his casual style on the linksHis appearance at the Ryder Cup in Chicago wearing faded blue jeans and blue puffy vest led to the creation of a blog devoted to his dubious choices in attire called ‘What the F*** is Michael Jordan Wearing?’Michael Jordan waits on the first tee during the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Halle Berry puts Hollywood home on the market after brutal fight between Olivier Martinez and ex Gabriel Aubry…

Bad memories: The star has been involved in a legal battle over daughter Nahla with her ex

Bad memories: The star has been involved in a legal battle over daughter Nahla with her ex

After the dramatic events from last week, it’s no wonder Halle Berry‘s home holds bad memories for her.

According to reports, the former Bond actress, 46, has quietly listed her mansion located in the Hollywood Hills.

The news emerges just days after her current boyfriend Olivier Martinez and ex Gabriel Aubry got into a fistfight on the doorstep of the house.

TMZ reports that multiple real estate sources have confirmed the deal and claim the actress gave a prominent realtor a so called ‘pocket listing’ a few weeks ago.

It meant the mansion would be listed as for sale but not advertised by Billy Rose from high-end real estate company The Agency.

The broker has a history with the home, as he renovated it a few years ago before selling it to actor Frankie Muniz, who then sold it onto Halle several years ago.

The house, now famous for its doorstep fist fight between Halle’s current and ex lover, has been put on the market for $15m. The 5,900 square feet property boasts five bedrooms, a pool, a spa and another 1,400 square feet guest house.
Sources say the actress has already had an offer for $11m, but is holding out for a higher bid.

For sale: Halle Berry puts her Hollywood home on the market, including the parking space where her current and ex boyfriend recently got into a fist fightFor sale: Halle Berry puts her Hollywood home on the market, including the parking space where her current and ex boyfriend recently got into a fist fight

Spotted: Gabriel Aubry first time since Thanksgiving brawl…

'Mutual combat': Law enforcement sources have claimed it is 'highly unlikely' that Gabriel Aubry (L) will face a criminal prosecution for his violent Thanksgiving Day brawl with Olivier Martinez (R)He is wearing thick sunglasses, but nothing can hide Gabriel Aubry‘s swollen face as he is seen for the first time since that Thanksgiving Day brawl with Olivier Martinez.

As police reports apparently reveal Aubry threw the first punch, the French-Canadian model was seen looking pensive as he met with attorney in LA.

It is believed the 36-year-old, who was arrested after dropping off daughter Nahla at the Los Angeles home of former partner Halle Berry when a fight erupted between the two men, will not face any charges for the scuffle.

'Mutual combat': Law enforcement sources have claimed it is 'highly unlikely' that Gabriel Aubry (L) will face a criminal prosecution for his violent Thanksgiving Day brawl with Olivier Martinez (R)A police report obtained by TMZ concludes Aubry took the first blow against Halle’s fiancé, although it is not believed Gabriel will face charges.

As the father-of-one left a meeting with attorney more details emerged about the fight from police interviews.

Officer Timothy Chung reportedly concluded from his questioning: ‘Suspect [Aubry] arrived at victim’s [Olivier] residence for child custody exchange.  Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Swollen: Gabriel Aubry seen for the first time since the brawl with Olivier Martinez, his face still looks bruisedSwollen: Gabriel Aubry seen for the first time since the brawl with Olivier Martinez, his face still looks bruised Did he throw the first punch: As Aubry is seen leaving his legal meeting new details emerge about the brawlDid he throw the first punch: As Aubry is seen leaving his legal meeting new details emerge about the brawl

No girls allowed! Blanket and Prince Jackson take some time out on boys only shopping trip!

Slouch: Prince and Blanket take some chilled out time After a busy couple of weeks perhaps Prince and Blanket Jackson just wanted some downtime.

The pair headed out and about, minus their sister Paris, for a boys day out with the brothers looking relaxed with their bodyguards in LA.

Although Blanket, 10, had a tiny bruise on his eye he looked happy to be in his older brother’s company out and about.

Both were wearing casual clothes, with Prince, 15, even wearing slip on sports shoes with his navy shorts and sleeveless T-shirt.

The boys, who had visited Disneyland in California earlier this month with sister Paris, looked relaxed as they headed into the busy mall.

Youngest of the Jackson children Blanket kept cool in a yellow T-shirt and blue jogging bottoms.

Slouch: Prince and Blanket take some chilled out time Neither of the boys have spoken about their future plans, unlike their sister Paris who has made no secret of her dream to be an actress or singer.

And the trio were spotted two weeks ago making the most of their Veteran’s Day weekend at the resort the siblings had their hands up in the air as they braved rides including the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain and Jungle Cruise.

The children of late singer, Michael Jackson, were accompanied by family members including cousins Genevieve, Jermajesty, Royal, and Tarryl.

T.J., who shares legal guardianship of the three children alongside their grandmother Katherine, was also in tow.

To round off their day, the family then headed to California Adventure where 10-year-old Blanket apparently decided to give the Tower of Terror a miss due to fear. Via DailyMail.

Boys only: Prince and Blanket head out to the shops with their heavily tattooed bodyguardBoys only: Prince and Blanket head out to the shops with their heavily tattooed bodyguard

BasketBRAWL: Huge fight erupts during Nets-Celtics game involving Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries may be used to fighting in divorce court by now, but the basketball court is a different story. The Brooklyn Nets forward was ejected – along with two other players – after a massive melee broke out during the game on Thursday night in Boston.

In the second quarter, Humphries set Celtics forward Kevin Garnet to the floor as he jumped up for a shot. A split-second later, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo retaliated by charging Humphries, shoving him into the fans sitting courtside.

Nets forward Gerald Wallace leaped into Humphries’ defense by joining the skirmish also. It took less than a minute for coaches, referees and security guards to separate the players. When it was over, Rondo emerged from the pile-up without his jersey.

After looking at a replay of the dust-up, referees slapped Humphries with two technical fouls and Wallace with one. Both were ejected. Rondo was also ordered out of the game. Later on Thursday, it was announced that he would be suspended for two games.

In addition, Wallace was fined $35,000 and Garnet was fined $25,000 for ‘escalating’ the fight, the NBA said late Thursday.

Referee James Capers said: ‘When he and Humphries go into the stands, they are involved in a fight. Fighting is an automatic ejection.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Strong armed: Kris Humphries is pushed into the courtside seats by Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo, rear right, and Jason Terry (4) in a massive brawl that broke out in the second quarter of the gameStrong armed: Kris Humphries is pushed into the courtside seats by Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo, rear right, and Jason Terry (4) in a massive brawl that broke out in the second quarter of the gameMelee: Security guards get involved in the fight as it spills out into the seatsMelee: Security guards get involved in the fight as it spills out into the seatsEjection – with a smile: Humphries reacts after the announcement that he had been ejected from the game on the TD Garden PA systemEjection - with a smile: Humphries reacts after the announcement that he had been ejected from the game on the TD Garden PA systemBattle wounds: After the game, Humphries posted this picture on Twitter with the caption, ‘Anyone know where I can quick get a Tetanus shot in Boston?’Battle wounds: After the game, Humphries posted this picture on Twitter with the caption, 'Anyone know where I can quick get a Tetanus shot in Boston?'Rage-on: Rondo, who was rejected from the game, was suspended twice last year for violence toward NBA officialsRage-on: Rondo, who was rejected from the game, was suspended twice last year for violence toward NBA officials

Katherine Heigl puts L.A. home on market for $2.7 million…

She is certainly not strapped for cash after starring in a string of box office hits.
So it seems Katherine Heigl is looking to move to pastures new after putting her posh Los Angeles home on the market for $2.7million.

The jolly actress will surely be sad to say goodbye to the southern style mansion, which sits in the well-heeled Los Feliz area of the city.

The Gray’s Anatomy star bought the Southern Colonial-style home back in 2007. It was a big year for the actress as she also married singer Josh Kelley and scored her breakout role in box office smash Knocked Up, which grossed $220m off a $30m budget.

The aesthetically pleasing 4 bedroom, 4 bath house was built in 1922, and sits on a just under 10,000 square feet of prime real estate. It is located in the foothills just north of busy Los Feliz Boulevard.

The Southern feel of the home is carried on throughout, with verandas and gardens surrounding the swimming pool patio, which also features a lanai and outdoor fireplace.  And the home only gets more impressive once one ventures through the keyhole and looks indoors.

High ceilings, hardwood floors and crown moldings abound, creating a space that takes the occupant out of Los Angeles and into the world of Gone With The Wind. So far it is unclear on where the glamorous blonde will be looking to move to next, though this is the second she has owned in the area.

And no wonder, for living in the area is heaven for a social climber such as Katherine, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Colin Farrell and Frasier legend David Hyde-Pierce all sharing the 90027 zip code.

The mother-of-two is hoping to bounce back after starring in a string of flops with the forthcoming The Big Wedding, in which she stars with Amanda Seyfried and Robert DeNiro, and is set to open in April 2013. Via DailyMail.

Living in luxury: But Katherine Heigl has put her lovely Los Angeles home on the market for $2.7mLiving in luxury: But Katherine Heigl has put her lovely Los Angeles home on the market for $2.7mEgg-celent kitchen: No doubt the actress will have scrambled up plenty of treats for her husband in hereEgg-celent kitchen: No doubt the actress will have scrambled up plenty of treats for her husband in hereSofa so good: The couch’s ability to convert into a bed will have been a godsend when her Ugly Truth co-star Gerard Butler stayed the nightSofa so good: The couch's ability to convert into a bed will have been a godsend when her Ugly Truth co-star Gerard Butler stayed the nightSouthern style comfort: Tasteful Katherine is obviously a big fan of airy interiors if this is anything to go bySouthern style comfort: Tasteful Katherine is obviously a big fan of airy interiors if this is anything to go byStairway to heaven: After yet another day of hard work on set she will have loved the sight of her hallwayStairway to heaven: After yet another day of hard work on set she will have loved the sight of her hallwayLife as she knows it: Having access to such a well-equipped bathroom will have seemed natural to the starLife as she knows it: Having access to such a well-equipped bathroom will have seemed natural to the starScene of the crime: Police were called to her home after she was noisily indulging in naughty antics outside her home in 2010Scene of the crime: Police were called to her home after she was noisily indulging in naughty antics outside her home in 2010At the reddy: With its white paint, black trim and eye-catching door the house is decorated in a classic styleAt the reddy: With its white paint, black trim and eye-catching door the house is decorated in a classic style

Ellen Pompeo to Ellen DeGeneres: “My Neighbor Took My Chicken Egg!”

As the mother of a toddler, Ellen Pompeo is often forced to wake up early – with a little help from her rooster. During Tuesday’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress, 43, dished about owning several hens and one male rooster, a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by one of her neighbors.

“I have this other neighbor who I don’t know and still don’t know and she emailed me one day and said, ‘I don’t have my rooster anymore,'” Pompeo told Ellen DeGeneres. “‘But my hens are very depressed because the rooster isn’t around, can I take an egg, a fertilized egg?'”

Unsure of how to respond, the Grey’s Anatomy star simply obliged, writing: “Nice to meet you too. Come and get an egg.”

While Pompeo went on to say she wasn’t at home when the neighbor came to collect, DeGeneres suggested the woman was just looking to get a look at the star’s impressive chicken set-up in her backyard.

“They do have a very secure coop that was built by a wonderful contractor,” Pompeo said. “The chicken wire has to go like 3-feet deep to make sure that no rodents [get in] … but I do let them roam free for a part of the day because they get agitated if they’re all cooped up.”

“They’re in the coop most of the time for their safety,” she continued, noting that hawks are a concern, but, “they roam free and they get their worms and things like that.” Via People.

Real House Husband Boris Kodjoe poses for Denim Magazine…

Still ridiculously sexy isn’t he? Biracial actor Boris Kodjoe is dapper in his suit from his “World of Alfa” clothing line in the latest issue of DENIM Magazine.

In the issue, he talks about his upcoming TV series “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, Duane Martin, and Robin Thicke) and about his life off camera.

Boris, who prides himself on being a devoted father to his daughter and son, was asked what it meant to him, in response he said: “My definition of a father is simply being present.”

He added that he enjoys playing board games, reading stories, bike rides and playing sports with his wife Nicole Ari Parker and their kids.

Fans of Boris and the other fellas can catch them on the hilarious semi-scripted reality spoof “Real Husbands of Hollywood” premiering on Jan.15, 2013 on B.E.T. And in addition to the BET show, Boris is also filming the Zane film adaption Addicted.

Take a look at a few photographs from the magazine shoot below:Boris Kodjoe Denim Magazine 1

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Marsha Ambrosius talks to Vibe Vixen about new album and working with Kanye West…

Marsha Ambrosius Vibe VixenMarsha Ambrosius, the biracial singing powerhouse, is no stranger to working with big names and she assures there will be a few surprises on her upcoming album Friends and Lovers.

“Like the first one, I like to throw in curveballs of what you thought you knew or expected,” the singer tells Vixen at the Global Spin Awards.

She recently added some shock value in her latest visual “F*ck And Get It Over With” in which she struggles to let go of a female lover.

“I got a call from Kanye West, saying come to London and I came to London,” she recalls about her contribution to “The One” on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer. “I heard that piece of music and said, ‘What would Kanye do?” and I pictured myself in the desert with an army of people charging at me.

“He’s so open and free and creative. It’s easy,” she says of working with the Chicago MC.

While Marsha appears on the track alongside Big Sean, 2 Chainz and ‘Ye, she has experience working with the music industry’s leading ladies Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill on her previous album Late Nights & Early Mornings.

For round two, she promises to step her game up. “This time around, I had to take it up a notch…and that’s what happened.”

Check out the full interview and a surprise appearance from DJ Premier on Vibe Vixen’s website…

Kim Kardashian slurps on milkshake at Kuwait store opening as Kris Humphries divorce drama takes another nasty turn…

Eye-catching ensemble: Kim wore a white dress completed with see-through mesh panels

Eye-catching ensemble: Kim wore a white dress completed with see-through mesh panels

At least Kim Kardashian has a sweet treat to distract herself from the unravelling divorce drama between herself and estranged husband Kris Humphries.

The 31-year-old reality star – clad in a white dress with see-through mesh panels – was seen slurping away on a calorie-laden milkshake at the Millions Of Milkshakes store opening at the Avenuees Mall in Kuwait City on Thursday – as her legal problems raged on back home in Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, the TV star’s divorce lawyer told a California court how her client feels ‘handcuffed’ to Humphries – with the pair at loggerheads over a settlement.

Kim wants a straight-up divorce – while Kris is seeking an annulment based on ‘fraud’ – but neither side is backing down. Meanwhile, it is now being reported Kris wants Kim to return the $2m engagement ring he gave her – but she is refusing.

RadarOnline claims Kris is ‘adamant’ that he gets it back, however a source told MailOnline that under the terms of their prenup, Kim gets to keep the 20.5 carat diamond Lorraine Schwartz ring, fair and square.

While the former couple’s lawyers locked horns in court on Wednesday, both Kris and Kim have been embroiled in controversies of their own in the past 24 hours. Bling battle: Kris Humphries wants his $2m engagement ring back, pictured in May 2011

Kris was caught up in an on-court bust-up with Celtics guard Rajon Rondo during the Nets 95-83 win at Boston’s TD Garden. As for Kim, her three-day trip to the Middle East has sparked a backlash from some locals in the deeply conservative nations of Kuwait and Bahrain. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Comfort food: Kim Kardashian enjoys a Millions Of Milkshakes shake at the opening of the store at the Avenues Mall in Kuwait City on ThursdayComfort food: Kim Kardashian enjoys a Millions Of Milkshakes shake at the opening of the store at the Avenues Mall in Kuwait City on ThursdayLets getting mixing: Kim stands by as an attendant start to mix up her milkshakeLets getting mixing: Kim stands by as an attendant start to mix up her milkshakeSay cheese: She posed with Kuwaiti business man Ehab al-Aradi, left, and his familySay cheese: She posed with Kuwaiti business man Ehab al-Aradi, left, and his familySerious: Kim’s boyfriend Kanye West was spotted shopping in the SoHo district of New York on ThursdaySerious: Kim's boyfriend Kanye West was spotted shopping in the SoHo district of New York on Thursday

Kimora Lee-Simmons talks ‘House of Fab’ debut and new project ‘JustFab.com’…

Kimora Lee Simmons House of Fab 2Newly single model/businesswoman Kimora Lee-Simmons has confirmed she’s moving on with her newest reality show.

It’s called “Kimora: House of Fab” and she dished to WWD what it’s all about.

“My businesses have evolved a bit. My former life is gone. I have sold all of those companies from my prior life, and my new project is JustFab.com.”

“This is all about fashion and the tech sector, and how I have married fashion to the tech aspect, and that’s a big thing,” said Simmons

“This is an office environment with more of an ensemble. It is more like ‘The Office’ or ‘Ugly Betty.’ It is a team of people at all times, with lots of coming and going. It is less of my kids and my personal side.”

The show tapes at the JustFab.com Manhattan Beach, CA offices, as she’s the current President & Creative Director of the shoe company. She talked about her decision to make this series more business-focused than her previous “Life In The Fab Lane” series:

“I want this to be educational about what I choose. Yes, I’m quirky, loud and crazy. Yes, my kids are fun, but there is nothing disrespectful. It is done with integrity. There is nothing I can’t look back on when I’m 40 or 50 or that my mom can’t see.”

The show will premiere Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. on the Style Network starting with eight 1-hour long episodes.Kimora Lee Simmons House of Fab 1

Coco Austin happily dons a very revealing superhero costume on her reality show…

She’s famous for her curvacious figure, but who knew it could even save lives? Coco Austin had no problem donning a skimpy superhero costume as she attended New York Comicon to promote a new character especially created for her.

Filmed for her reality show Ice Loves Coco, the luscious blonde was posing up a storm in the revealing outfit and was admired by the many comic book fans attending the convention.

Beyond Comics books created a new character based on the blonde’s famous curves, and when it came to presenting the comic at the world famous convention, Coco was thrilled to wear the real life costume.

Wearing only a gold thong that put her most famous asset on full display, the wife of rapper Ice-T pranced around shocking and exciting the other costumed fans.

The outfit further consisted of a white bra and a large gold chain necklace, but not much else. The star was obviously delighted to have a character drawn especially for her, as she took to her Twitter account earlier to announce the honour.

‘I was drawn in the new book. Pretty cool, huh?! I made it in a Comic Book!,’ she wrote.

The episode of Ice Loves Coco also shows the excited 33-year-old practice her superhero skills with some high kicks and spins ahead of attending the event. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Showing off: Coco Austin attended Comicon in New York in a skimpy superhero costume and filmed for her reality showShowing off: Coco Austin attended Comicon in New York in a skimpy superhero costume and filmed for her reality showPosing up a storm: The blonde had no problem putting her assets on display in the skimpy costumePosing up a storm: The blonde had no problem putting her assets on display in the skimpy costumeExciting comic fans: The visitors of the annual event gathered around to see the star perform her superhero movesExciting comic fans: The visitors of the annual event gathered around to see the star perform her superhero movesReality show: Coco was shooting scenes for Ice Loves Coco while she attended the comic conventionReality show: Coco was shooting scenes for Ice Loves Coco while she attended the comic conventionHappy fans: The busty blonde also signed autographs and promoted the comic book she’s featured inHappy fans: The busty blonde also signed autographs and promoted the comic book she's featured inExercise regime: The wife of Ice-T revealed it takes her a lot of effort to stay in shapeExercise regime: The wife of Ice-T revealed it takes her a lot of effort to stay in shapeAmong her peers: Scenes from the program also show the star bonding with fellow costume-donning comic book fansAmong her peers: Scenes from the programme also show the star bonding with fellow costume-donning comic book fansPractice run: The blonde model practiced her superhero poses while a sketch artist worked on the drawingsPractice run: The blonde model practiced her superhero poses while a sketch artist worked on the drawings

Halle Berry ‘to pay ALL of Gabriel Aubry’s legal and medical bills’ as truce is reached over Thanksgiving Day brawl…

Gabriel Aubry will have his medical and legal bills stemming from his Thanksgiving Day brawl paid by Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, it has been claimed.

Aubry and Berry – who have a four-year-old daughter Nahla together – reached an ‘amicable settlement’ in court on Thursday after the model engaged in a fight with Martinez during a custodial hand over.

A source told Radar: ‘The settlement that was reached between Halle and Gabe in the aftermath of his arrest for allegedly getting into a fight with Olivier Martinez, includes an agreement that the couple will pay for the Canadian model’s legal and medical bills.”

‘Without admitting ANY guilt, Olivier agreed to pay for Gabe’s medical bills because he suffered the brunt of the injuries from the fight.’

The insider said Aubry will not be responsible for any of the bills incurred for obtaining his own temporary restraining order against Martinez or the medical bills after he came off worse in the vicious fight.

The agreement was reached in a bid to find a quick resolution for the sake of Nahla, the source claimed, with the former couple having been at war recently over Halle’s failed bid to take the youngster to live in France.

Halle took out an emergency protective order against Gabriel following last Thursday’s fight, banning him from going near her, Nahla or Olivier but the agreement was reached in court on Thursday as the order was due to expire.

Halle’s lawyer, Blair Berk, told E! News via a handwritten note that: ‘The parties have reached an amicable agreement.’ She added: ‘There will be no further statement on the matter.’

Chapman Holly was seen leaving the court arm in arm with Miss Berk and the lawyers seemed to be in good spirits. Meanwhile, Halle looked in better spirits on Friday as she stepped out in Los Angeles with daughter Nahla in rainy LA.

The duo were accompanied by a police escort as they arrived at the youngster’s school. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

On the school run: Halle Berry will apparently pay all of Gabriel Aubry’s medical and legal bills stemming from his fight with her fiance Olivier Martinez, pictured on Friday in Los Angeles taking Nahla to schoolOn the school run: Halle Berry will apparently pay all of Gabriel Aubry's medical and legal bills stemming from his fight with her fiance Olivier Martinez, pictured on Friday in Los Angeles taking Nahla to schoolSpring in her step: Halle appeared to be more upbeat as she stepped out in the rain with Nahla, who came prepared with an umbrellaSpring in her step: Halle appeared to be more upbeat as she stepped out in the rain with Nahla, who came prepared with an umbrellaPolice protection: Cops were standing by as Halle arrived at school with her daughterPolice protection: Cops were standing by as Halle arrived at school with her daughterAmicable agreement: Aubry’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley and Berry’s attorney Blair Berk leave court after reaching an amicable agreement on ThursdayAmicable agreement: Aubry's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley and Berry's attorney Blair Berk leave court after reaching an amicable agreement on ThursdayOuch! Halle and Olivier seen on Tuesday leaving their lawyer’s office in Beverly Hills, with Olivier sporting a cast on his injured handOuch! Halle and Olivier seen on Tuesday leaving their lawyer's office in Beverly Hills, with Olivier sporting a cast on his injured hand

Making time for their friends: Loved-up couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling spend time apart as they visit friends separately…

Friend time: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes went to visit pals separately on Thursday

Friend time: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes went to visit pals separately on Thursday

They reunited over the Thanksgiving weekend after spending time apart while working on their individual film projects.

But it seems Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes don’t need to spend every hour of their time together to maintain a strong and happy relationship.

The attractive couple were spotted taking separate trips to visit friends on Thursday in Los Angeles.

Actress Eva was spotted arriving at a pals house carrying a single white rose in her hand, presumably a gift for her friend.

The star looked casual yet stylish in a pair of skinny fit black jeans and a loose grey jumper. She teamed it with brown bag, a pair of tanned wedged shoes and large sunglasses.

The stunning Hitch actress wore her thick hair in loose curls pushed to one side.

Friend time: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes went to visit pals separately on Thursday Meanwhile her boyfriend Ryan made a couple of stops at Chateau Marmot followed by the Hollywood Hills Hotel.

The actor tried to go incognito with a cap pulled down over his eyes. He wore a pair of jeans, with a beige jacket and black t-shirt.He also carried a rucksack with him.

Ryan is currently working on his first directorial film called How To Catch a Monster. He is in the process of casting for it and plans to start shooting it in Spring 2013.

Earlier this month the 32-year-old was spotted filming Terence Malick’s latest film in Mexico.

Eva has also been working hard, shooting scenes for Clear History. Over the Thanksgiving weekend the couple went to see Jessica Chastain’s new Broadway play The Heiress and, according to reports, sneaked in just before the curtain went up. Via DailyMail.

Like a rose: Eva looked pretty in a pair of black jeans with a grey jumper and tan wedgesLike a rose: Eva looked pretty in a pair of black jeans with a grey jumper and tan wedges Down time: Eva has recently been working on Clear History. She reunited with Ryan for ThanksgivingDown time: Eva has recently been working on Clear History. She reunited with Ryan for Thanksgiving Eva looked stunning with her in loose curls styled into a side partingEva looked stunning with her in loose curls styled into a side partingCasual: Ryan kept it low-key wearing jeans, baseball cap and jacketCasual: Ryan kept it low-key wearing jeans, baseball cap and jacket Ryan was taking a stroll and visited the Hollywood Hills Hotel and Chateau MarmontRyan was taking a stroll and visited the Hollywood Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont

You wouldn’t wear that in the Newsroom! Olivia Munn wears daring dress with sheer neckline at Golden Globes party…

What a difference: Olivia wears a daring dress on Thursday (L) compared to her character on The Newsroom (R)She’s known for her modest work attire in The Newsroom. But multiracial actress Olivia Munn clearly decided to break away from her journalist character for the Golden Globes InStyle party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood on Thursday night.

The 32-year-old star opted for a daring, partly sheer dress for the night, leaving little to the imagination.

Obviously wanting to show off her more risqué side, Olivia posed on the red carpet in the thigh-skimming print dress, which had a sheer paneling at the back and on the front.

What a difference: Olivia wears a daring dress on Thursday (L) compared to her character on The Newsroom (R)The stylish dress managed to show off her curvaceous figure, but still looked chic, proving Olivia’s style credentials.

What a difference: Olivia wears a daring dress on Thursday (L) compared to her character on The Newsroom (R)

The Newsroom star paired the dress with patent, black court shoes but kept her jewelry minimal, wearing just a simple bangle on one wrist.

The Newsroom actress kept the rest of her look simple, keeping the emphasis on her plunging neckline, looking fresh-faced in natural make-up. Creating a slight bohemian vibe, Olivia kept her dark hair wavy and tousled, rather than opting for a more formal style. Via DailyMail.

Sheer daring: Olivia Munn leaves leaves little to the imagination in a sheer dress on ThursdaySheer daring: Olivia Munn leaves leaves little to the imagination in a sheer dress on Thursday Risqué: The actress seems confident about showing off her figure in the revealing dressRisqué: The actress seems confident about showing off her figure in the revealing dressThigh-skimming: The US star shows off her figure as she mingles at the Golden Globes partyThigh-skimming: The US star shows off her figure as she mingles at the Golden Globes partyRising star: Francesca Clintwood was crowned Miss Golden Globes at the party, wearing a hot pink dressRising star: Francesca Clintwood was crowned Miss Golden Globes at the party, wearing a hot pink dressSultry: Lea Michele shows off her saucy side in a low cut nude dress with a split up the sideSultry: Lea Michele shows off her saucy side in a low cut nude dress with a split up the side

Look at me! Twilight star Booboo Stewart strips off in car park after spotting the paparazzi…

Covered up: He was happy to wear his tracksuit until he realised there was a chance for cheap publicity

Covered up: He was happy to wear his tracksuit until he realised there was a chance for cheap publicity

Every teen idol fears becoming a flash in the pan. But it seems multiracial Booboo Stewart has come up with a cunning plan to prevent this from happening to him – stripping off at every opportunity.

He certainly proved to be slimmer than the average bear when he pulled off his tracksuit top – which appeared to be part of a sweat suit to promote weight loss – after a gym session in Los Angeles on Thursday.

It looked like just an average day in the life of the teen wolf as he headed back to his SUV while dressed in a baggy black tracksuit.

However it seems he soon realized he had an opportunity to gain some easy publicity, as he stopped dead when he noticed the waiting photographer and pulled his jacket over his head, revealing the bare chest underneath.

Covered up: He was happy to wear his tracksuit until he realised there was a chance for cheap publicityThe 18-year-old certainly seemed proud as he showed off his torso before hopping into his car and speeding off.

The cerebral star, whose birth name is Nils Allen Stewart Jr, recently gave an insight into his techniques on-set and shared his thoughts on method acting.

He said: ‘I don’t think I could ever do that. So for me, I like to break in-between takes just because it releases and I get to be myself and then I go back into it. So nothing too hardcore.’

Ironically he also said his acting inspirations were Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel, Walk the Line favorite Joaquin Phoenix and Dark Knight actor Heath Ledger, who are all famous for going the extra mile to get into their roles.

However he did say he had plenty of fun honing his chops alongside Danny Glover on the interestingly titled Space Warriors.

He said: ‘Something I got to do being at Space Camp was scuba diving, and I think that was one of the coolest things I think I’ve done in my whole entire life.’ Via DailyMail.

Showing off: Booboo Stewart could not help but strip off after leaving a gym in Los Angeles on ThursdayShowing off: Booboo Stewart could not help but strip off after leaving a gym in Los Angeles on ThursdayIn need of some picnic baskets: Yogi Bear would disapprove of the actor’s low body fat percentageIn need of some picnic baskets: Yogi Bear would disapprove of the actor's low body fat percentageMaybe he is just getting changed: The teen wolf seemed to be looking into his bag after taking off the topMaybe he is just getting changed: The teen wolf seemed to be looking into his bag after taking off the topNo such luck: Instead of pulling out a T-shirt he decided to ram his jacket into his sports bagNo such luck: Instead of pulling out a T-shirt he decided to ram his jacket into his sports bagPoser-in-chief: The Twilight star did not seem in too much of a hurray to jump into his vehicle and move onPoser-in-chief: The Twilight star did not seem in too much of a hurray to jump into his vehicle and move onAnd off he goes: But Booboo made sure to work it for the cameras as he clambered into his SUVAnd off he goes: But Booboo made sure to work it for the cameras as he clambered into his SUV

Cheryl Cole sparks rumors she is returning to The X Factor after meeting up with Simon Cowell…

Happier times: The pair got on well before Cowell unceremoniously axed Cheryl from The X Factor USA

Happier times: The pair got on well before Cowell unceremoniously axed Cheryl from The X Factor USA

There’s been no love lost between them since he sensationally axed her from The X Factor USA in 2011 after just four rounds of auditions.

But Cheryl Cole has ignited rumors she could be returning the the UK version of the show after she was spotted arriving at Simon Cowell’s Los Angeles mansion on Wednesday night.

The 29-year-old singer reportedly spent three-and-a-half hours at the music mogul’s Beverly Hills home, with the pair believed to be holding secret talks about the possibility of the Girls Aloud star returning to the panel of the British show.

Simon is said to be ‘desperate’ to get Cheryl back on board as the ‘savior’ of the show after seeing ratings plummet this series, with an average of 8.2 million viewers tuning in to Saturday night’s episode.

This stands in stark comparison to the 19.4 million who tuned in to see Cheryl and Simon in the 2010 final, which saw Matt Cardle crowned winner. And after admitting the UK show has ‘lost its way’,the 53-year-old TV boss is said to be prepared to offer the Geordie beauty whatever she wants in terms of money.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘The money on the table would be a fortune — at least double what she got last time. She could have what she wanted.’

And Cheryl certainly looked as if she meant business as she arrived in Los Angeles for a ‘catch up’ with her old pal, looking effortlessly chic in a leather skirt, fierce spike-detail shoe boots and a white and orange checked sweater. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The comeback kid? Cheryl Cole has sparked rumours she is returning to the UK X Factor after she was spotted arriving at Simon Cowell’s Los Angeles mansion for ‘secret talks’ on Wednesday nightThe comeback kid? Cheryl Cole has sparked rumours she is returning to the UK X Factor after she was spotted arriving at Simon Cowell's Los Angeles mansion for 'secret talks' on Wednesday night She means business! The 29-year-old singer certainly looked determined as she arrived at Los Angeles LAX Airport ahead of her meeting with the music mogulShe means business! The 29-year-old singer certainly looked determined as she arrived at Los Angeles LAX Airport ahead of her meeting with the music mogul Dressed to impress: Cheryl looked chic in a black leather skirt, fierce spike-detail shoe boots and an orange and white checked sweaterDressed to impress: Cheryl looked chic in a black leather skirt, fierce spike-detail shoe boots and an orange and white checked sweaterPreparing: The Girls Aloud star looked as though she was deep in thought as she arrived at the music mogul’s home in a blacked-out vehiclePreparing: The Girls Aloud star looked as though she was deep in thought as she arrived at the music mogul's home in a blacked-out vehicle ‘I’m on my way, pet’: Cheryl could have been texting her ‘frenemy’ Simon to notify him of her imminent arrival'I'm on my way, pet': Cheryl could have been texting her 'frenemy' Simon to notify him of her imminent arrival‘Secret talks’: Simon and Cheryl were said to be ‘catching up’ at the home of the TV boss'Secret talks': Simon and Cheryl were said to be 'catching up' at the home of the TV bossIt’s showtime! Cheryl’s car was pictured making its way into Simon’s homeIt's showtime! Cheryl's car was pictured making its way into Simon's home As they were: Cheryl and Simon on the panel for The X FactorAs they were: Cheryl and Simon on the panel for The X Factor Facing the boot? The current UK X Factor panel (L-R) Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis WalshFacing the boot? The current UK X Factor panel (L-R) Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh

Sneak Peak: Cheryl Cole joins Girls Aloud shine in stunning white gowns for new video…

Girls Aloud are back and better than ever, judging by stills from their latest video show. Nadine, Cheryl, Kimberley, Sarah and Nicola are gearing up to release their new single Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me and recently shot the accompanying music video.

Lounging on a sofa in angelic white dresses, the five pop stars seem to leave behind all the drama and embrace a new and more mature side. A series of snaps all show the ladies staring sultry into the cameras and looking pensive while they sing the new tune.

Nadine sizzled as she laid back in an empty bathtub, donning a low-cut satin dress. A shot of Kimberley shows the Dancing with the Stars favorite gazing into the camera as she cuddled up in bed wearing just a knitted dress.

Nicola adapts an emotional look as she sits on the floor in an empty room, while Sarah and Cheryl gave their pose dressed in a satin top. As always, the girls color coordinated their outfits and all wore nude and beige hued outfits. Visit dailyMail to continue reading…

Beautiful ladies: Girls Aloud offer fans a sneak peek of their new music video, which sees them lounging on a sofa in white gownsBeautiful ladies: Girls Aloud offer fans a sneak peek of their new music video, which sees them lounging on a sofa in white gownsNerve-wracking: The girls recently admitted they were nervous about their comebackNerve-wracking: The girls recently admitted they were nervous about their comeback Just chilling in the tub: Nadine Coyle gives her best face in the music videoJust chilling in the tub: Nadine Coyle gives her best face in the music videoEmotional moment: Nicola stares into space while she dons a grey jersey dressEmotional moment: Nicola stares into space while she dons a grey jersey dressLove song: Kimberley gazes into the camera in a behind-the-scenes snap of the upcoming videoLove song: Kimberley gazes into the camera in a behind-the-scenes snap of the upcoming videoThat’s our song! The girls fell in love with the emotional ballad as soon as they heard it and recently all tweeted out the lyrics to entice fansThat's our song! The girls fell in love with the emotional ballad as soon as they heard it and recently all tweeted out the lyrics to entice fans Comeback performance: The girls recently reunited again on stage for a special performance on Strictly Come DancingComeback performance: The girls recently reunited again on stage for a special performance on Strictly Come Dancing

Gaunt Matthew McConaughey gets a cheery visit on set from pregnant wife Camila and cute daughter Vida…

Transformation: Matthew has lost an astonishing 40lbs for the role, compared to his muscular physique back in 2007

Transformation: Matthew has lost an astonishing 40lbs for the role, compared to his muscular physique back in 2007

He has had to embark on an extreme and most likely miserable diet to lose a considerable amount of weight for his new intense film role.

But Matthew McConaughey was given some much-needed respite from the gritty role in movie The Dallas Buyer’s Club when when his adorable daughter Vida visited him on set on Thursday.

The two-year-old youngster looked very excited to be at the New Orleans film set and skipped along in jeans, a brown top and purple boots.

Camila meanwhile, who is expecting the couple’s third child, dressed her growing baby bump in a red and white patterned kaftan over leggings.

Matthew is playing the role of Ron Woodruff who smuggled life saving medicine into the United States, despite being diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS.

Feeling fine: Although Matthew has dropped around 40lbs in weight he is still eating things like fresh fish

Feeling fine: Although Matthew has dropped around 40lbs in weight he is still eating things like fresh fish

He strolled around set on Thursday in a slim fitting brown suit, sporting a mustache and holding a cowboy hat.

The heartthob has recently had to reassure fans that he is not losing weight from starving himself. Matthew, 42, was renowned for his hunky and well toned body, but looked gaunt on the set of his new movie on Wednesday.

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Matthew said: ‘I feel fine. I really do. I got the means to lose the weight in a really healthy way. I’m eating fresh fish. I’m just eating small amounts. I’m not being starved… I’m taking care of myself.’

McConaughey has dropped around 40lbs in body-weight but is adamant that his less than attractive physique has been achieved through a safe and strict diet.

Pictured on set in New Orleans, America, he looked a shadow of his former self with his frame reduced to skin and bone. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Ever decreasing man: Matthew McConaughey stepped out in a brown suit and cowboy hat, showing off his gaunt frame on the set of The Dallas Buyers Club in New Orleans on ThursdayEver decreasing man: Matthew McConaughey stepped out in a brown suit and cowboy hat, showing off his gaunt frame on the set of The Dallas Buyers Club in New Orleans on ThursdayCutie pie: Little Vida looked very excited to join her mother Camila and visit father Matthew McConaughey on the setCutie pie: Little Vida looked very excited to join her mother Camila and visit father Matthew McConaughey on the setMother-to-be: Camila Alves arrived in a red and maroon patterned kaftan over leggingsMother-to-be: Camila Alves arrived in a red and maroon patterned kaftan over leggings Doing fine: A very skinny McConaughey, pictured on Wednesday said he has been losing weight healthily and has not starved himselfDoing fine: A very skinny Matthew McConaughey said that he has been losing weight healthily and has not starved himselfSuper size him: The actor was on set in New Orleans showing off the results of his strict dietSuper size him: The actor was on set in New Orleans showing off the results of his strict diet

Singer Ryan Leslie ordered to pay $1 million reward to recover stolen laptop!

Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie

Reaping the benefits: Augstein, of Pulheim, Germany, said that he felt 'very good' about the verdict now that he's $1million richer

Reaping the benefits: Augstein, of Pulheim, Germany, said that he felt ‘very good’ about the verdict now that he’s $1million richer

Biracial R&B artist Ryan Leslie is singing the blues now that he’s been ordered to dish out $1 million to a German man who returned his stolen laptop.

The decision came down from a New York judge on Wednesday, ending a two-year legal battle with the German man who brought it back to him.

Leslie was desperate to find the computer and an external hard drive stolen from him in 2010, which he said contained several ‘in development’ tracks he was working on.

He made a YouTube plea, urging anybody who finds the laptop to hand it in and receive a $1 million reward.

But when German auto shop proprietor Armin Augstein turned up with the laptop, Leslie reneged on the deal, after he couldn’t access the songs on the hard drive.

Armstein took him to court, and Judge Harold Baer Jr ruled that since Leslie returned the hard drive to the computer company to have it wiped of its contents, the songs were likely there as Armstein returned it, according to the New York Post.

Augstein, of Pulheim, Germany, told The Post that he felt ‘very good’ about the verdict.

Speaking in German and translated by one his lawyers, Steven Thal, Augstein told the paper: ‘I’m very happy… that the American judicial system, which is so totally different from ours, functioned so well with a jury that are not professionals and are laymen.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Facing defeat: Ryan Leslie is pictured entering Federal Court in Manhattan, on Wednesday morning before a judge ruled in favor of German auto shop owner Armin AugsteinFacing defeat: Ryan Leslie is pictured entering Federal Court in Manhattan, on Wednesday morning before a judge ruled in favor of German auto shop owner Armin Augstein

Leona Lewis shows off her lady in red look in a figure-hugging dress as she performs on ‘Loose Women’…

Over the years Leona Lewis has transformed her look as she continues to cement herself in the music industry. And it was no different on Thursday as she took to Loose Women to show off her new music.

Leona took to the ITV studios for a guest appearance on the chat show as she continues to promote her new single Lovebird. But there was nothing loose about her bold red outfit, as it clung to the 27-year-old’s curvaceous figure.

Leona wore a scarlet mini-dress which had lace detailing with a pair of black tights and black heels. The quarter length sleeves on the garment seemed to be a little tight around Lewis’ arms and made the dress look perhaps a size too small.

But nonetheless she still stunned in the ravishing number. Wearing her light hair down in waves, the former X Factor winner wore a coating of red lipstick with heavy black eye make-up.

Looking forward to her catch up with the outspoken female host, Leona tweeted: ‘Really excited Im just about to go on @loosewomen now!!’  Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Lady in red: On Thursday Leona Lewis was in the spotlight for a performance on Loose Women dressed in a scarlet frockNot her best look: On Thursday Leona Lewis wore a rather unflattering red dress as she took to the spotlight for a performance on Loose WomenLovely in lace: The former X Factor winner grinned widely as she chatted to the show’s hostsShowing off her chubby arms: Leona's dress which was made up of lace made her arms look a little bigStanding out in red: The 27-year-old wore scarlet lipstick as she let her blonde hair flow down her shoulders in loose curlsStanding out in red: The 27-year-old wore scarlet lipstick as she let her blonde hair flow down her shoulders in loose curlsNot giving away too much: Lewis teamed her mini-dress with a pair of opaque tights and black heelsNot giving away too much: Lewis teamed her mini-dress with a pair of opaque tights and black heels‘Really excited’: The Glassheart singer tweeted about how much she was looking forward to joining the female hosts on the ITV show'Really excited': The Glassheart singer tweeted about how much she was looking forward to joining the female hosts on the ITV show

Tulisa beats Duchess of Cambridge to the top spot as the most searched-for celebrity of 2012…

Tulisa Contostavlos beat the Duchess of Cambridge to the top spot as most searched for celebrity of 2012

Tulisa Contostavlos beat the Duchess of Cambridge to the top spot as most searched for celebrity of 2012

She is the self-proclaimed ‘female boss’. And now it seems that Tulisa Contostavlos may have reason to believe her own hype as it is revealed that more people searched online for the X Factor judge during 2012 than any other celebrity.

Proving she really does have the X Factor, Tulisa beat off strong competition from the Duchess of Cambridge, and knocking teen heartthrob and 2011 winner Justin Bieber from first to fifth place.

While Tulisa’s singing career and role as X Factor judge no doubt inspired many of these searches, the leak of a certain X-rated video in March likely played a large part. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Marvel release new official images of Patriot armour and Dr Hansen from the highly anticipated Iron Man 3…

After months of sneak peeks and teasers Marvel have finally released official stills of Iron Man 3. The metal superhero will be flying back onto the big screen in April 2013 and things are set to get dramatic.

Judging by the photographs, Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. will face the toughest fight of his life so far. After Tony Stark’s private life is taken on and destroyed by a new evil, his technology empire is left in ruins.

One still shows someone who is believed to be Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts holding a scratched and broken Iron Man mask. In another official photograph fans see a clear close up view of USAF Colonel James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes in the Iron Patriot armor.

The blue, red and silver costume is very similar in appearance to the outfit that fellow Marvel hero Captain America wears. Iron Man 3 also introduces new femme fatale Dr. Maya Hansen, who is played by Rebecca Hall. Hansen is repsonsible for creating a new virus called Extremis and although she is a strong female character, she inevitably needs the helps of Iron Man.

Earlier this year, Hall told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I decided to do Iron Man 3 because I’ve never done the ‘hurry up and wait’ movie before. Even the studio movies I’ve done have been small studio movies, or indie films that we made on a wing and a prayer.’

‘I love those, but Iron Man is refreshing in a way because it’s something out of my realm of experiences.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Flying in soon: Marvel have released some new images from the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, which is released next yearFlying in soon: Marvel have released some new images from the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, which is released next yearLift off: The all new Iron Patriot armour features art work and colours similar to Captain AmericaLift off: The all new Iron Patriot armour features art work and colours similar to Captain AmericaHold your head high: Iron Man’s famous red and gold helmet is massively damaged following an attackHold your head high: Iron Man's famous red and gold helmet is massively damaged following an attackScience savior: Iron Man 3 also introduces new femme fatale Dr. Maya Hansen, who is played by Rebecca HallScience saviour: Iron Man 3 also introduces new femme fatale Dr. Maya Hansen, who is played by Rebecca Hall

Brad Pitt’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ movie premiere…

Doutzen Kroes showed off her model figure in a white pant suit

Killing Them Softly is another of those films in which Brad ‘the artist’ tries to tackle matters of import to keep up with his awe-inspiring partner.

Described as a ‘bracingly political gangster flick’ based on the George V.Higgins novel Cogan’s Trade. The crime thriller, Brad says, is really meant to take a more serious look at American politics:

‘We’re at a particularly ugly time when we’re at such a divide in America, but that divide is not there because everyone is trying to figure out what’s best for the people,’ he told Guy Ritchie in Interview magazine.” 

“It’s there because one side is trying to win out over the other side.’

Brad Pitt revealed all on the red carpet as he swished his hair round like the past twenty years had never happened but paid more attention to his cult hero co-star, Sopranos icon, James Gandolfini.

They also boast another gangster legend in the cast, which is less swaggering Lock, Stock and more recession also hits criminals realism, in the form of Goodfellas star Ray Liotta. Killing Them Softly is set for a crime thriller is set for a November 30 release.

The go-to-guy for gangster: Brad poses with co-star, and Sopranos legend James Gandolfini; the pair first starred together in Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance in 1993Star power: Kanye West and Star Trek alum Patrick Stewart get ready to watch the filmThe cast: Actor Ben Mendelsohn, left, actor Vincent Curatola, director Andrew Dominik, Pitt, producer Dede Gardner and actor James GandolfiniSitting softly: Brad posed for some stills to accompany the filmSlicked back: Brad’s long hair is banished with gel for the gritty gangster flick

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12 thoughts on “Weekly News 12/01/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

  1. OMG Bo is so cute. I love the video clip. So glad Halle Berry’s drama is dying down. That was just too much craziness. Can’t get over how tall the Obama girls are getting.

  2. So Susan Rice hasn’t been able to impress GOP’s leaders? Hmm is this surprising to anyone. I think Obama should find a more appropriate replacement for Clinton. Rice is not the way to go this time. She has made too many enemies…

    • I wouldn’t say she’s not qualified for the position, the issue here is she’s stepped on too many toes and GOP will continue to oppose her. I think Obama should find a qualified GOP to fill that slot.

  3. *Wipes forehead* and is glad Halle Berry was able to make good with her daughter’s father. I thought I was going to have to fly to California to settle the dispute. That poor girl is being exposed to too much drama.

  4. I just happened to stumble on your website and I have to say I’m loving it already. I’ve missed out on so much that’s going on. This is a great site to stay up to date on current events. Bo is such a cute dog. I wouldn’t mind a Portuguese water dog.

  5. I still think Olivier should be charged for beating the living daylight out of fine ass Gabriel. I mean look at him. He looks horrible. I hope his face goes back to normal ‘cos he’s too fine to look a hot mess.

  6. I noticed most of your stories come from Daily mail is there a reason for that? Didn’t know Daily mail was this up-to-date on American news.

  7. Yeah glad to find an American website that covers British events. This brings a smile to my face. In other news, Halle Berry is caught up in a love triangle. Ex-boyfriend is jealous the new guy spends more time with his daughter than he does, gets upset, new boyfriend wants to completely take over but can’t cause he wasn’t the sperm donor, and in all of this Halle just wants to continue looking fabulous and have her cake and eat it too. I guess that works.

  8. I look forward to the weekly news round up as it covers almost all the things I’m interested in. Thanks for this KolorBlind Mag.

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