Weekly News 12/15/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

The moment Obama learned he’d won four more years: White House releases picture of President taking Romney’s concession call…

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012This photograph shows the moment that President Obama learned he had won re-election against his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Taking the call perched on a chair at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, the president was apparently wished well by his defeated opponent.

The historic image was captured by the Obama administration’s photographer Pete Souza and was posted onto the official White House Flickr account for all to see.

Body language experts have had a field day with the signs that the just-triumphant president is giving off to the camera.

They claim that by perching on the back of the chair, the president is implicitly suggesting that he does not expect the telephone call to be a lengthy one. Interpreting Obama’s standing rather than sitting position, the experts have noted the two candidates frosty relationship and that the president is not sitting down to talk to his rival.

More obviously the president’s fingers are pressed to one of his ears, which may suggest that the room in the hotel is very noisy and that his re-election team have erupted in rapture. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012President Barack Obama talks on the phone with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favorPresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle ObamaUS President Barack Obama celebrates with his daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (R) and US First Lady Michelle Obama in Chicago on November 7, 2012US President Barack Obama celebrates with his daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (R) and US First Lady Michelle Obama in Chicago on November 7, 2012Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stands on stage with his wife Ann after he delivered his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts, November 7Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stands on stage with his wife Ann after he delivered his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts, November 7Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney greets supporters as he concedes the presidency during his campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney greets supporters as he concedes the presidency during his campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7

Obama insists he won’t back down on taxes as Republicans in the House block cuts for middle-class…

Republicans in the House are blocking a bill that would prevent a tax increase on the first $250,000 of income earned by all Americans, President Barack Obama said last week Saturday. The Democratic-controlled Senate has approved the measure, but Obama said House Republicans have ‘put forward an unbalanced plan that actually lowers rates for the wealthiest Americans.’

Obama supports a plan to raise taxes on families earning more than $250,000. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said ‘the math just doesn’t work’ on the GOP plan. Obama’s comments mark the fourth time since his re-election that he has used the radio address to push for middle-class tax cuts as part of a plan to avert a looming fiscal cliff – and his most sharply partisan tone.

Obama said his plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans should come as no surprise to Republicans or anyone else.

‘After all, this was a central question in the election. A clear majority of Americans – Democrats, Republicans and independents – agreed with a balanced approach that asks something from everyone, but a little more from those who can most afford it,’ Obama said.

His plan is ‘the only way to put our economy on a sustainable path without asking even more from the middle class,’ Obama said. It also is the only plan he is willing to sign, the president said.

Obama’s comments came as House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in negotiations to avert the ‘fiscal cliff,’ a combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Clashing: President Barack Obama, pictured left, said Republicans in the House are blocking a bill that would prevent a tax increase on the first $250,000 of income earned by all AmericansClashing: President Barack Obama, pictured left, said Republicans in the House are blocking a bill that would prevent a tax increase on the first $250,000 of income earned by all AmericansNo surprise: Obama said his plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans should come as no surprise to Republicans or anyone elseNo surprise: Obama said his plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans should come as no surprise to Republicans or anyone else

Obama and Boehner try to thrash out deal to end fiscal cliff deadlock as Republicans set to agree to higher taxes…

Deadlock: House Speaker John Boehner (left) and President Obama (right) are trying to agree on how address the deficitPresident Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met Sunday at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impending ‘fiscal cliff,’ the first meeting between just the two leaders since Election Day.

Spokesmen for both Obama and Boehner said they agreed to not release details of the conversation, but emphasized that the lines of communication remain open.

The meeting comes as the White House and Congress try to break an impasse over finding a way to stop a combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to kick in at the beginning of next year.

Deadlock: House Speaker John Boehner (left) and President Obama (right) are trying to agree on how address the deficitObama met in November with Boehner, as well as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

The president spoke by telephone with Reid and in person with Pelosi on Friday.

Obama has been pushing higher tax rates on the wealthiest Americans as one way to reduce the deficit – a position Boehner and other House Republicans have been steadfastly against.

Republicans are demanding steeper cuts in costly government entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.

One GOP senator said Sunday that Senate Republicans would probably agree to higher tax rates on the wealthiest Americans if it meant getting a chance to overhaul entitlement programs.

The comments by Bob Corker of Tennessee – a fiscal conservative who has been gaining stature in the Senate as a pragmatic deal broker – puts new pressure on Boehner and other Republican leaders to rethink their long-held assertion that even the very rich shouldn’t see their rates go up next year. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Thrashing out a deal: President Barack Obama and House Speaker met in November to discuss the deficit. Today they met again to talk about the impending fiscal cliffThrashing out a deal: President Barack Obama and House Speaker met in November to discuss the deficit. Today they met again to talk about the impending fiscal cliffAll smiles? Obama and Boehner are hoping to end the impasseAll smiles? Obama and Boehner are hoping to end the impasseEconomic black hole: President Obama has been pushing higher tax rates on the wealthiest Americans as one way to reduce the deficitEconomic black hole: President Obama has been pushing higher tax rates on the wealthiest Americans as one way to reduce the deficit

Obama looks to use political capital in ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations…

REDFORD, MI  - DECEMBER 10:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel engine plant December 10, 2012 in Redford, Michigan. The President and Congress have not yet come to an agreement regarding how to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, which expire at the end of this year (the so-called "fiscal cliff"). Republicans in Congress want the tax cuts to continue to apply to all tax payers, whereas the President wants them to apply only to tax payers who earn less than $250,000 a year.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)President Barack Obama is trying to spend what former President George W. Bush called “political capital.” That’s the good will and clout you get from a re-election victory. Obama’s predecessor boasted after his 2004 win that he’d amassed political capital and planned to “spend it” in his second term.

Obama is now trying to do the same ting, standing firm with Republicans in negotiations on averting the year-end fiscal cliff and refusing to budge on his insistence that top tax rates — not just overall tax revenues— go up in any bipartisan fiscal deal.

Clearly, his re-election win has given him more leverage.

He campaigned on letting Bush-era tax cuts expire for households earning over $250,000 a year. And polls show that if Congress can’t agree in the next three weeks and the economy goes over the “fiscal cliff” triggering large automatic spending cuts and tax increases, more voters will blame Republicans than Democrats. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Obama’s second-term agenda will be shadowed by budget woes!

Obama and fiscal cliffEven if President Obama succeeds in getting Republicans to agree to tax hikes on the wealthy as part of a “fiscal cliff” deal, the country’s grim budget realities will still cast a long shadow — limiting his ambitions as he begins plotting a second-term agenda.

Any agreement is likely to result in less than the $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next decade that Obama requested in his initial offer to House Republicans, and White House aides are signaling to allies that any new money from taxes would be used almost entirely for deficit reduction — not for ambitious, new spending programs or government expansions.

Where Obama entered office four years ago planning to seize a moment of economic crisis as an opportunity for transformational policies such as the $800 billion stimulus and his health care overhaul, he begins his second four years with few, if any, similarly expansive or costly prospects. Visit the Washington Post to continue reading…

GOP activist: “Obama needs teleprompter ‘because he fried his brain on drugs!”

Texas Republican ConventionCathie Adams, former Texas GOP chair, gave a pre-election speech this November claiming that a “Marxist” President Obama needed a teleprompter “because he friend his brain on drugs.”

In a presentation at a Grassroots America We The People “Call To Action” meeting Adams repeatedly referred to the president as “Barack Hussein Obama” and claimed the president was using his “green agenda” to cover his true agenda of “Marxism,” reported Right Wing Watch.

Adams went to far as to note the way Obama “glared at Mitt Romney,” and that she was so offended she wanted to “go up and just smack his face.” Concluding the address, Adams blamed the president for the struggling economy, and claimed that the legalization of marijuana as unconstitutional.

She questioned the voting to legalize the drug in Colorado: “And if we legalize it, will we empty out our jails and will we be safe for ever more? No. I’m telling you, Barack Hussein Obama has got to have a teleprompter because he fried his brain on drugs.”

You can listen to the republican activist’s speech here. Via theGrio

Obama tells Barbara Walters that he’s ‘confident’ REpublicans will cave in on taxes in ‘fiscal cliff’ deal…

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday night that that he is ‘confident’ the Republican party will cave in on taxes and break the deadlock on a dead over the ‘fiscal cliff’. Speaking to Barbara Walters on ABC News on Wednesday, Obama said he believed that Republicans would eventually join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the deadline in 19 days time.

‘I’m pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals,’he said.

He added ‘I remain optimistic. I’d like to see a big package. But the most important thing we can do is make sure that middle class taxes do not go up on January 1.’

But John Boehner accused the president of ‘slow-walking’ towards the cliff, as reported separately by ABC.

‘Where are the president’s spending cuts? The longer the White House slow-walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the cliff,’ Boehner said on the floor of the House of Representatives.

After the men met to discuss the economic problem on December 9, Boehner said: ‘It was a nice meeting, it was cordial, but we’re still waiting for the White House to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of the ‘balanced approach’ he promised the American people.’

Talks and counter-offers are ongoing between Obama and Boehner as they try to work out a way to forestall next year’s automatic tax increases and spending cuts that could hurt the economy.

Obama and Boehner met on Sunday at the White House. The White House then offered a new proposal lowering its proposed figure for tax revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happy Holidays? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn’t believe a deal will be in place by ChristmasHappy Holidays? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't believe a deal will be in place by ChristmasDeadlock: President Obama and Speaker John Boehner are blaming each other for the impasse as the country heads towards the ‘fiscal cliff’Deadlock: President Obama and Speaker John Boehner are blaming each other for the impasse as the country heads towards the 'fiscal cliff'Tough talking: The three men met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in NovemberTough talking: The three men met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in November

Diana Ross braves a broken ankle to sing for President Obama in TNT Christmas special…

Glamour girl: The singer looked stunning in her glittering royal blue gown as she took the stage to perform for the President Just last week, she was pushed out of LAX in a wheelchair after breaking her ankle at a party in early November.

But ever the professional, Diana Ross was in fighting form on Sunday, as she took to the stage to sing for President Obama at the annual TNT Christmas Special in Washington DC .

Still recovering from her injury, the veteran singer dressed up in a long royal blue gown complete with oversized gold pendant and earrings for the festive show.

She later changed outfit to appear onstage with the President, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha.

Sporting a more festive black and white gown with silver embroidery, the star performed a duet with actress and singer Megan Hilty.

And her floor length gowns successfully hid any sign of a plaster cast on her ankle.

The 68-year-old proved she is as good as her word – after previously reassuring fans she would be at the celebration.

Her spokesman told Mail Online earlier this month: ‘Ms Ross accidentally slipped and broke her ankle at the end of a show in India in November. She is fine and has been recovering. She will be performing next week for the President in Washington DC.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Cast off? Diana Ross appeared to be in some discomfort as she posed for a photograph with Vice President Joe Biden, Chris Mann and Demi Lovato at TNT Christmas in Washington 2012 at the National Building MuseumCast off? Diana Ross still appeared to be in some discomfort as she posed for a photograph with Vice President Joe Biden, singers Chris Mann and Demi Lovato at the TNT Christmas in Washington 2012 at National Building Museum Star of the show: The iconic singer looked dressed for the occasion in her black and white strapless dress with silver embroideryStar of the show: The iconic singer looked dressed for the occasion in her black and white strapless dress with silver embroideryWell hidden: Diana’s floor length gown appeared to successfully hide evidence of her broken ankleWell hidden: Diana's floor length gown appeared to successfully hide evidence of her broken ankleFond embrace: The star hugged the President after her songFond embrace: The star hugged the President after her song Costume change: Ross swapped her blue dress for a festive black , white and silver ensemble as she addressed the audienceCostume change: Ross swapped her blue dress for a festive black , white and silver ensemble as she addressed the audience Special occasion: Diana joined Megan Hilty for a duet whole President Obama and his two daughters Malia and Sasha also took the stageSpecial occasion: Diana joined Megan Hilty for a duet whole President Obama and his two daughters Malia and Sasha also took the stage Feeling festive: The singer looked a great deal younger than her 68 years when she appeared onstageFeeling festive: The singer looked a great deal younger than her 68 years when she appeared onstage Festive performers: Diana posed for a photograph with rapper Psy, singer Chris Mann, Vice President Joe Biden, Demi Lovato, actress and singer Megan Hilty, comedian Conan O’Brien and singer Scotty McCreeryFestive performers: Diana posed for a photograph with rapper Psy, singer Chris Mann, Vice President Joe Biden, Demi Lovato, actress and singer Megan Hilty, comedian Conan O'Brien and singer Scotty McCreeryCool yule: Korean rapper Psy looked to be getting into the spirit of the occasion with his sequinned red sweaterCool yule: Korean rapper Psy looked to be getting into the spirit of the occasion with his sequinned red sweaterSanta’s little helpers: U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia (R), pose with children as they attend the Christmas in Washington concertSanta's little helpers: U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia (R), pose with children as they attend the Christmas in Washington concert

First Lady Michelle Obama gives presents to children… but forgets to put on a smile!

Tugging a huge red sack stuffed with toys, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered about 900 gifts to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign but perhaps lost in the seriousness of her mission, forgot to wear her smile.

Taking a few minutes to thank military families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. Mrs Obama shared how they make her job ‘easy’ in their representation of the U.S. as well as in inspiring her role in the White House.

‘The military families are what inspires my work,’ she said at the annual toy drive started by a Marine reservist and his wife. Somehow you’re always the ones who find the extra hours in the day to give back, above and beyond what life has thrown your way anyway,’ she said.

Among the unwrapped toys donated today by White House employees and American CEOs were Mrs Obama’s two daughters 14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha, according to the White House.

Mrs Obama along with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, started the Joining Forces campaign in 2011 to honor and support military families. Before slapping her hands together to get to work, Mrs Obama wished volunteers and service members at the military base ‘Happy Holidays.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Make way! Carrying a bright red sack, First lady Michelle Obama arrived at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling alongside Staff Sgt. Joel Vazquez to deliver toys to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaignMake way! Carrying a bright red sack, First lady Michelle Obama arrived at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling alongside Staff Sgt. Joel Vazquez to deliver toys to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaignWhy the long face? Mrs Obama helped deliver and sort approximately 900 gifts donated by White House staffers, American CEOs and even Mrs Obama’s two daughters, Malia and SashaWhy the long face? Mrs Obama helped deliver and sort approximately 900 gifts donated by White House staffers, American CEOs and even Mrs Obama's two daughters, Malia and SashaFriendly reminder: Helping sort the gifts by age, she noted the often lack of gifts for older children with most donors providing toys for the youngest out thereFriendly reminder: Helping sort the gifts by age, she noted the often lack of gifts for older children with most donors providing toys for the youngest out thereGratitude: Speaking to a crowd of Military personnel and civilian staff on Wednesday, the First Lady thanked them for their above and beyond service to the U.S. that inspires her role in the White HouseGratitude: Speaking to a crowd of Military personnel and civilian staff on Wednesday, the First Lady thanked them for their above and beyond service to the U.S. that inspires her role in the White HouseInspired: Mrs Obama along with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, started the Joining Forces campaign in 2011 to honor and support military familiesInspired: Mrs Obama along with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, started the Joining Forces campaign in 2011 to honor and support military families

Outrage as Gangnam sensation Psy performs for President at charity concert…

President Barack Obama has been pictured shaking hands with a South Korean rapper who sang about wanting to kill American soldiers. PSY, born Park Jae-sang, performed at a White House charity event on Sunday, despite a deeply controversial performance in 2004 that has shocked and outraged American fans.

The rapper showed off his signature dance moves while performing ‘Gangnam Style,’ which has the most watched YouTube video in history. PSY owes his popularity to his Korean pop hit taking hold among tens of millions of American fans.

However, countless fans were offended by the lyrics from an anti-American protest song he sang that included the lines: ‘‘kill those f****** Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives…kill them all slowly and painfully.’

The rapper, 34, apologized after the anti-American protests made national news.  Calls for PSY to be removed from the lineup of the annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ benefit at the White House, which raises money for the Children’s National Medical Center. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Warm welcome: President Barack Obama warmly greeted PSY at the White House, despite the rapper’s anti-American lyricsWarm welcome: President Barack Obama warmly greeted PSY at the White House, despite the rapper's anti-American lyricsK-pop: PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ video became the most watched thing on YouTube ever, thanks in part to the Korean song taking hold with American fansK-pop: PSY's 'Gangnam Style' video became the most watched thing on YouTube ever, thanks in part to the Korean song taking hold with American fans

Michelle Obama is backing Anna Wintour as U.S. Ambassador to France…

The 'Michelle Obama Edition', pictured, was the culmination of a year of hard work by hard-working AnnaAnyone doubting the veracity of Washington rumors that Anna Wintour, the famously icy fashion queen of New York City, will soon become a high-profile American ambassador in Europe should look no further for substantiation than the archives of Vogue magazine.

In March 2009, the magazine – ruled by Wintour as her personal fiefdom – devoted its cover and eight glossy pages inside to an interview with the new First Lady Michelle Obama alongside a fabulously glamorous set of photographs shot by legendary portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The ‘Michelle Obama Edition’ hit the newsstands with the glowing headline The First Lady The World’s Been Waiting For – and transformed her public image at a stroke.

When she first appeared on the political stage, Michelle was dismissed as a slightly awkward, intellectual lawyer: an angrier, African-American version of the young Hillary Clinton. But when Vogue was finished with her, Michelle was recreated as a softly elegant global fashion icon and role model: a perfect Jackie to her husband’s JFK for a multi-racial age.

The Vogue cover was the culmination of a year of hard work by the ambitious and hard-working Ms Wintour, a committed Democratic Party fundraiser who spotted the White House potential of the Obamas when Barack was still regarded as a rank outsider. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Vogue editor Anna Wintour, pictured at the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November, is being put forward to become an ambassador to ParisVogue editor Anna Wintour, pictured at the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November, is being put forward to become an ambassador to ParisIcy fashion queen of New York City: Anna Wintour backstage at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 8, 2012 in New York CityIcy fashion queen of New York City: Anna Wintour backstage at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 8, 2012 in New York CityThe proposed appointment is backed by First Lady Michelle Obama, pictured at the Democratic National Convention in the U.S., who was featured on the front cover of Vogue in 2009The proposed appointment is backed by First Lady Michelle Obama, pictured at the Democratic National Convention in the U.S., who was featured on the front cover of Vogue in 2009The ‘Michelle Obama Edition’, pictured, was the culmination of a year of hard work by hard-working AnnaThe 'Michelle Obama Edition', pictured, was the culmination of a year of hard work by hard-working AnnaU.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes a speech at a dinner held by the U.S embassy in Paris last yearU.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes a speech at a dinner held by the U.S embassy in Paris last yearAnna Wintour would be expected to focus on using her relationship with President Obama to influence French president Francois Hollande if she was sent to Paris, picturedAnna Wintour would be expected to focus on using her relationship with President Obama to influence French president Francois Hollande if she was sent to Paris, pictured

John McCain set to block Susan Rice nomination for Sec of State as he prepares to take-up key committee seat…

Senator John McCain has said that he will join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, setting up a potentially explosive battle if, as expected, President Barack Obama nominates Susan Rice as Secretary of State.

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, told Foreign Policy magazine’s The Cable blog that he would join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while remaining on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

While the Republican leadership in the Senate insists that no decisions have been made on committee assignments, McCain’s stature and foreign policy expertise is such that he is unlikely to be denied his wish.

McCain, who finishes a six-year term as top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee this year, said he would not challenge Senator Bob Corker for a leadership position on the Foreign Relations committee. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Senator John McCain – pictured here last Thursday – has said that he will now seek to join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee setting up an explosive battle over Susan RiceSenator John McCain - pictured here last Thursday - has said that he will now seek to join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee setting up an explosive battle over Susan RiceU.N. Ambassador Susan Rice faces an uphill struggle to secure a nomination as Secretary of State if John McCain joins the Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeU.N. Ambassador Susan Rice faces an uphill struggle to secure a nomination as Secretary of State if John McCain joins the Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeSenate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry faces a conflict as he would be the potential alternative choice as Secretary of State instead of RiceSenate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry faces a conflict as he would be the potential alternative choice as Secretary of State instead of Rice

School lunches to be allowed unlimited meats, grains, USDA announces…

School LunchThe Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids’ meals.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of Congress in a letter Friday that the department will do away with daily and weekly limits of meats and grains. Several lawmakers wrote the department after the new rules went into effect in September saying kids aren’t getting enough to eat.

School administrators also complained, saying set maximums on grains and meats are too limiting as they try to plan daily meals.

“This flexibility is being provided to allow more time for the development of products that fit within the new standards while granting schools additional weekly menu planning options to help ensure that children receive a wholesome, nutritious meal every day of the week,” Vilsack said in a letter to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

The new guidelines were intended to address increasing childhood obesity levels. They set limits on calories and salt, and phase in more whole grains. Schools must offer at least one vegetable or fruit per meal. The department also dictated how much of certain food groups could be served.

While nutritionists and some parents have praised the new school lunch standards, others, including many conservative lawmakers, refer to them as government overreach. Yet many of those same lawmakers also have complained about hearing from constituents who say their kids are hungry at school. Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

Susan Rice drops out of consideration for Secretary of State saying that partisan politics are to blame!!!

Country first: Rice said in her statement that a long nomination process, which would undoubtedly come if she were put forward, would be bad for the countrySusan Rice has officially dropped out of contention for the next secretary of state, saying that the continued partisan debate prompted her stop fighting for the post.

‘If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities,’ she said in a statement obtained by NBC News.

A number of Republican senators- notably John McCain from Arizona- opposed her likely nomination because of her role in the administration’s handling of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

Republicans took issue with Rice for failing to mention any Al Qaeda involvement in the attack on the Libyan embassy that left Ambassador Chris Stevens dead along with three others. During appearances on five separate morning shows, Rice continually said that the attack was triggered by an anti-Islam movie made in America.

‘That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country…Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time,’ she wrote in the letter.

Rice had never officially been nominated to the position, which needs to be filled after Hillary Clinton steps down in January. Rice’s role as the United Nations ambassador made her the presumed candidate for the job, and President Obama’s close relationship with her all but sealed the certainty for her nomination.

‘Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State, While I deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks, her decision demonstrates the strength of her character, and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first.’ President Obama said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Dropping out: Susan Rice announced Thursday that she would no longer like to be considered to replace Hillary Clinton for the role of Secretary of StateDropping out: Susan Rice announced Thursday that she would no longer like to be considered to replace Hillary Clinton for the role of Secretary of StateSupporting his choice: During his first press conference after the election, President Obama stood up for Susan Rice saying that should he nominate her for State, she should be confirmed because of her credentialsSupporting his choice: During his first press conference after the election, President Obama stood up for Susan Rice saying that should he nominate her for State, she should be confirmed because of her credentialsSay what! John Kerry (left) reacts when John McCain (right) introduces him as ‘Mr Secretary’Say what! John Kerry (left) reacts when John McCain (right) introduces him as 'Mr Secretary'Country first: Rice said in her statement that a long nomination process, which would undoubtedly come if she were put forward, would be bad for the countryCountry first: Rice said in her statement that a long nomination process, which would undoubtedly come if she were put forward, would be bad for the country

Madeleine Albright on Susan Rice‘s withdrawal: ‘It’s appalling what happened here!’

Madeleine Albright Susan RiceFormer Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she found the treatment of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice by Republican senators “appalling,” arguing that her consideration to be the next Secretary of State became a “political football” that had very little to do with her actual career and record as a public servant.

“I just think it’s appalling what happened here. Appalling,” she told The Huffington Post in an interview on Friday morning, noting she had known Rice since she was 4 years old.

“I think there are many aspects to this which … are just completely fabricated and unfair, and just not the right way to treat someone who has dedicated her life to serving the United States.”

On Thursday, Rice called President Barack Obama and formally took herself out of the running to be the next secretary of state. In a Washington Post op-ed, Rice said she decided to withdraw after:

“it became clear that my potential nomination would spark an enduring partisan battle.”

“I think it was a political attack, in many ways, that had not much to do with her,” said Albright on Friday, saying Rice had become a “political football.” Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

Susan Rice could become National Security Adviser later in Obama’s 2nd term!

Dropping out: Susan Rice announced Thursday that she would no longer like to be considered to replace Hillary Clinton for the role of Secretary of StatePresident Barack Obama was meeting privately Friday with Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador who abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state after a bitter, weeks long standoff with Republican senators who declared they would fight to defeat her nomination.

And White House officials are leaving open the possibility Rice could ascend to National Security Adviser, a position that does not require Senate confirmation, over the next four years. Her reluctant announcement Thursday makes Democratic Sen. John Kerry, the presidential contender in 2004, the likely choice to be the nation’s next top diplomat when Hillary Rodham Clinton departs soon.

Rice may end up close to Obama’s side in another way, as his national security adviser should Tom Donilon move on to another position, though that is not expected imminently. The security adviser position would not require Senate confirmation.

Rice’s efforts to win over skeptical Republican senators in unusual, private sessions on Capitol Hill fell short. The senators emerged from the meetings still expressing doubts about her qualifications. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Harry Belafonte: “Obama should ‘work like a third world dictator’”…

Singer and social activist Harry Belafonte appeared on MSNBC’s Politics Nation last night, hosted by Al Sharpton, to discuss the GOP and President Barack Obama’s second term.

Sharpton noted that Belafonte fought for decades for the “entitlements” the right wing is trying to do away with in order to balance the nation’s budget deficit. This includes Medicaid, social security and Medicare.

Belafonte believes that by voting for a second Obama term by an significant margin, Americans have chosen the direction that they want this country to go in.

“The American people, in their maturity, declared themselves fully,” Belafonte said. “We want what Barack Obama is talking about. We want our country to go in that direction.” Belafonte adds that he is fascinated by “corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people.”

“The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and put all these guys in jail,” Belafonte said. “You’re violating the American desire.” Via theGrio

Tears and tributes as family and friends mourn Jovan Blecher’s girlfriend at funeral after she was gunned down by NFL star…

Friends and family crowded a Baptist church in just 40 miles outside of Dallas to say their last goodbyes to Kasandra Perkins. It had only been five days since Perkins, 22, was gunned down by her boyfriend Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher who shot her multiple times before ending his own life.

Despite the horrific circumstances of the pair’s end, at Perkins’ funeral service mourners chose to remember Perkins as a joyful person who brought happiness to everyone she met. Mourners gathered before a white casket decorated with while lilies and pink roses at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church to lay Perkins to rest.

‘It’s a very tragic circumstance, a tragic situation,’ pastor Steve Sweeney said as he offfered a prayer for God that both Perkins’ and Belcher’s family would find healing, and that their infant daughter Zoey would have strength.

Perkins’ great-uncle Ted Downing told mourners at the service that the she loved her family and above all her daughter:

‘She had a deep, deep understanding about the important things in life,’ Downing told mourners.  ‘She always had no shortage of friends,’ he continued. ‘And I mean good friends.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

To rest: Pallbearers carry the casket of Kasandra PerkinsPerkins Teammates: Kansas City Chiefs team general manager Scott Piolo, top left, and player Jamaal Charles, top, leave Perkins’ funeral serviceJamaal CharlesMourning: Pioli walks out of the baptist church where Perkins’ service was heldPioli Tragic case: Belcher shot Perkins dead at their home on Saturday before shooting himselfTragic case: Belcher shot Perkins dead at their home on Saturday before shooting himselfOrphaned: Belcher and his girlfriend, pictured, had a three-month-old daughter, Zoey, who is now in the custody of Belcher’s motherOrphaned: Belcher and his girlfriend, pictured, had a three-month-old daughter, Zoey, who is now in the custody of Belcher's motherTragedy: Kansas City Chief Jamaal Charles, top center, his wife Whitney, left, watch as pallbearers put Kasandra Perkins’s coffin in the hearseCharlesRemembering: Jamaal Charles, far right, and wife, Whitney, far left, arrive with friendsCharlesEscort: Sheriff deputies wait for services to end at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church St. James Missionary Baptist ChurchComfort: Whitney Charles, Perkins’ first cousin, is comforted by a friend as she leaves the services St. James Missionary Baptist Church

Jovan Belcher shot dead girlfriend and then killed himself after she told him he was NOT the father of her baby!

Tragic: Belcher is seen here with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, and their baby daughter ZoeyKansas City Chief’s player Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend dead before shooting himself because she told him he was not the father of their baby daughter, it was revealed today.

The Long Island mother of the player Cheryl Shepherd said the couple argued over the paternity of their three-month-old daughter right before the murder suicide at her son’s home in Missouri.

Mrs Shepherd was in the home when her son shot Kasandra Perkins, 22, nine times before fleeing. He is believed to have kissed her dying body and their baby daughter goodbye before he left.

A source told the New York Post‘The mother believed that there was an issue over whether [Belcher] was the father. She said he believed he wasn’t necessarily the father of the child.’

A Kansas City law-enforcement source confirmed: ‘She told police there was a question about the paternity.’

It is unclear if the paternity issue was the reason why the rocky relationship ended in such a violent and tragic way.

The source added: ‘The implication was that paternity was what the two of them were fighting about — that the baby might not have been his.’

The couple had been receiving counseling for relationship and financial problems, police said. A spokeswoman said she would not comment on the doubts raised over baby Zoey’s paternity. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Troubled: The murder-suicide has sparked debate in the NFL about gun ownership and the personal struggles of playersTroubled: The murder-suicide has sparked debate in the NFL about gun ownership and the personal struggles of playersPaying respects: Hundreds of mourners memorialized Jovan Belcher at his funeral Wednesday – despite his murdering the mother of his child before committing suicidePaying respects: Hundreds of mourners memorialized Jovan Belcher at his funeral Wednesday - despite his murdering the mother of his child before committing suicideMemorial: Jovan Belcher was eulogized as a ‘humble, kind young man’ by his mother as his family and friends grappled with the horror of what he didMemorial: Jovan Belcher was eulogized as a 'humble, kind young man' by his mother as his family and friends grappled with the horror of what he did

Cheryl Cole ‘suing X Factor for $2.3million’ she claims she is owed after being fired from US show!

Cheryl Cole was dropped from Simon Cowell’s talent show. The British pop star got the axe as a judge on the US version of X Factor and now she’s reportedly suing the show’s producers saying she’s owed $2.3 million in pay.

Cheryl, 29, who previously sat at the judges’ table on X Factor UK, was brought on board the American version in 2011 after signing a lucrative deal. Although the Promise This singer was let go from the show before Season One even got under way, she wants her money, more than $2 million of it, TMZ is reporting.

Cheryl claims that she signed a ‘Pay or Play’ contract with Blue Orbit Productions that assured her $1.8 million for the first season and $2 million for the second even if she didn’t appear on the program.

Furthermore, the model-author says producers promised to pay her various miscellaneous expenses for each season. These include $100,000 wardrobe allowance, $25,000 for a stylist, as well as $15,000 per month for hotel lodging in Los Angeles and $2,500 a month for other living expenses.

But even before Season One aired, the dark-eyed brunette was fired. Producers reportedly were convinced the American audience wouldn’t understand what she was saying beneath her heavy Geordie accent.

Nicole Scherzinger became Cheryl’s replacement before she, in turn, was let go and replaced by Britney Spears. Although Cheryl concedes that she was paid the $1.8 million for Season One, she says she’s still owed the $2 million for Season Two plus all that money for her various expenses.

Big money: Cheryl Cole, pictured with Simon Cowell on X Factor UK, was dumped from the US version of X Factor and now she’s suing the show’s producers for more than $2.3 millionBig money: Cheryl Cole, pictured with Simon Cowell on X Factor UK, was dumped from the US version of X Factor and now she's suing the show's producers for more than $2.3 millionLegal documents: The dossier provides an insight into just what Cole was promised by Blue OrbitLegal documents

Legal documents

Legal documents: The dossier provides an insight into just what Cole was promised by Blue Orbit The legal documents, filed on December 7, state: ”Plaintiffs are informed and thereon allege that it was Blue Orbit’s intention (and its practice as to other performers to whom Blue Orbit paid such allowances) to pay out these allowances as part of payroll along with other compensation.

‘The Agreement also provides that Blue Orbit is to reimburse Cole for the cost of personal security and first class airfare between London and Los Angeles for Cole and coach round-trip airfare between London and LA for three individuals on Cole’s staff.’Breach: Cole is demanding a total of $2.3million plus interest

Official: Cole's lawyer has filed the suit in LA under a breach of contract Happier days: Cheryl was looking forward to her new gig; she’s pictured here, left to right, with Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A Reid, Paula Abdul and Simon at the 2011 Fox Upfront last May in New York CityHappier days: Cheryl was looking forward to her new gig; she's pictured here, left to right, with Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A Reid, Paula Abdul and Simon at the 2011 Fox Upfront last May in New York City‘Pay or play’: Cheryl says producers promised to pay her for Season One and Two whether she appeared on the show or not'Pay or play': Cheryl says producers promised to pay her for Season One and Two whether she appeared on the show or not

Ice T: “Coco made me look and feel like s***’!”

They are the happily married couple who have their own reality TV show titled Ice Loves Coco. But the seemingly blissful union between Ice-T and Coco has been rocked after photographs of the buxom blonde getting cozy with another rapper has emerged.

In pictures seen on MediaTakeOut.com, Coco, 33, is seen cuddling up to a rapper called AP.9. In all of the snaps, Coco and AP.9 are seen kissing one another on the cheek.

In one image, the reality TV star smooches him on the side of the face and in two others AP.9 is seen planting them back on her own cheeks. One more intimate-looking snap shows the rapper even nuzzling into her neck.

The pictures were taken in Las Vegas, where Coco is currently performing in her topless show Peepshow, in a role she recently took over from pregnant Holly Madison earlier this year.

Ice-T’s wife is in Sin City without her husband and the famous rapper has been left outraged by the pictures.

In a series of tweets that he has since deleted, Ice-T wrote: ‘Regardless.. They would take Posed pics every time. Most of them disrespectful and in bad taste. She’s made me look.. And feel like shit,’ he tweeted.

Poor taste: Coco has taken to her Twitter to apologise, branding the snaps in 'poor taste'

Relax: Earlier she had told her Twitter fans to relax as the photos were 'harmless'

Begging for forgiveness: But after Ice vented his fury over the snaps, she recoiled and was begging for forgiveness That’s not Ice! Coco and rapper AP.9 pose in one of several photos posted to his Instagram account that have since been deletedClose: Coco and rapper AP.9 pose in one of several photos posted to his Instagram account that have since been deleted Intimate: AP.9 burrows his face in the model’s neck as the pair cozy up in Las VegasIntimate: AP.9 burrows his face in the model's neck as the pair cozy up in Las VegasAnother kiss: The rapper plants one on her cheek while Coco closes her eyesAnother kiss: The rapper plants one on her cheek while Coco closes her eyesA little more tame: The pair smile for another snap – while AP.9 puts his arm around CocoA little more tame: The pair smile for another snap - while AP.9 puts his arm around the modelRocked: The marriage between Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin has been rocked after pictures of the buxom blonde cosying up to another rapper called AP.9 have emergedRocked: The marriage between Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin has been rocked after pictures of the buxom blonde cosying up to another rapper called AP.9 have emerged The man in question: Rapper AP.9 appears at the Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on March 24, 2012The man in question: Rapper AP.9 appears at the Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on March 24, 2012Seemingly solid: Coco and Ice’s relationship has always appeared rock solidSeemingly solid: Coco and Ice's relationship has always appeared rock solidPreparing to expand the brood: On a recent episode of their reality show they went to the doctor to discuss freezing Coco’s eggs in preparation to start a familyPreparing to expand the brood: On a recent episode of their reality show they went to the doctor to discuss freezing Coco's eggs in preparation to start a family Long term: Coco and Ice-T have been married for 10 years and will celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary on New Year’s EveLong term: Coco and Ice-T have been married for 10 years and will celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve

Dermot O’Leary and Nicole Scherzinger enjoy a pint in Corrie’s Rovers Return ahead of the Live Final…

The X Factor is gearing up for it’s ninth live final, but whilst the production team and contestants get busy with last minute preparations, Dermot O’Leary and Nicole Scherzinger took a break to visit one of Manchester’s most famous pubs.

Visiting the set of Coronation Street, the two got behind the bar of the Rovers Return and pulled themselves a pint. With beaming grins on their face, Dermot and Nicole were definitely a far cry from the normal punters gracing the traditional pub.

However, the pair looked a little at odds with each other when it came to their attire. Dermot looked ready for a ball in a black and white tuxedo, whilst Nicole was more casual yet festive in a Christmas jumper.

Tweeting about their impromptu visit, Nicole made a joke along with a snap of her and the X Factor presenter: ‘Oh just another day at the office…’

For Dermot though, he got a bit more of a treat from a flank of Manchester City and United fans creating an escort around him as he left the set. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Wrong set: Nicole Scherzinger and Dermot O’Leary pay a visit to the Rovers Return as they prepare for the X Factor final in ManchesterWrong set: Nicole Scherzinger and Dermot O'Leary pay a visit to the Rovers Return as they prepare for the X Factor final in ManchesterFestive cheer: Nicole wore a Christmas jumper whilst Dermot looked typically dapper in a TuxedoFestive cheer: Nicole wore a Christmas jumper whilst Dermot looked typically dapper in a TuxedoPout: Just another day at the office for Nicole and DermotPout: Just another day at the office for Nicole and DermotDerby; Not wanting to show preferential treatment to either of Manchester’s football teams, Dermot travels with a City and United escort along Coronation StreetDerby; Not wanting to show preferential treatment to either of Manchester's football teams, Dermot travels with a City and United escort along Coronation Street

Shonda Rhimes disses Katherine Heigl in interview with Oprah Winfrey!

Shonda Rhimes and Katherine HeiglGrey’s Anatomy has had some pretty sensational storylines — bomb explosions, plane crashes, mass shootings, etc. — but not all of the drama happens onscreen.

Four years ago, series star Katherine Heigl caused a bit of a stir on set when she withdrew her name from Emmy consideration because she felt she hadn’t been “given the material to warrant a nomination.” Writers on the show were reportedly miffed, and though Heigl remained on the show for two years after the incident, her relationship with series creator Shonda Rhimes always seemed strained.

Rhimes — who also created the Grey’s spinoff Private Practice and the political drama Scandal, starring Kerry Washington — recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an Oprah’s Next Chapter interview airing Sunday, Dec. 9, on OWN. Among the topics they covered? Heigl’s infamous Emmy snub.

“On some level it stung, and on some level I was not surprised,” the Grey’s head writer, 42, tells Oprah in a teaser for the interview. “When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well.”

Heigl, 34, left the medical drama in 2010 to pursue film projects and spend more time with her family — she and husband Josh Kelley adopted daughters Naleigh and Adalaide in fall 2009 and spring 2012, respectively — but earlier this year, she expressed interest in returning to Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital to close out her character’s arc. Visit US Weekly to continue reading…

Nicole Scherzinger was not impressed as she and ‘angel’ Jahmene Douglas forced to duet with ONE microphone at X Factor final!

Bringing out her inner Pussycat Doll: Nicole sizzled in a very sexy leather mini dress that she teamed up with thigh high bootsIt’s a live show, so anything can happen! And for Jahmene Douglas and Nicole Scherzinger – it did. Last night a technical error almost ruined their duet together.

Singing Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love during the X Factor final on Saturday, Nicole’s microphone broke down, forcing her to share one with her act Jahmene.

After figuring out her microphone was not working, Nicole rushed over to Jahmene and took his microphone to continue singing her part, with the two later sharing it to complete the song.

Both stars showed signs of frustration, but continued and delivered the dramatic ballad pitch-perfect. Despite the fact the two managed to belt out the song without errors, Nicole did seem upset afterwards by the technical error.

Dermot O’Leary declared: ‘This is the biggest show in the UK and we can’t afford two working mics? That’s what a live performance is all about!’

However, Nicole was not impressed, saying: ‘Well it sucks when your mic is not on, but he’s my little angel and to share the stage with him, that’s the reason that I’m here.’

Earlier, Jahmene declared his love for his mentor, saying how she always sends him messages and texts and she’s ‘the best mentor anyone could ask for’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Technical error: Nicole’s microphone failed to work, forcing Jahmene to give her hisTechnical error: Nicole's microphone failed to work, forcing Jahmene to give her hisReal stars: The two singers continued to belt out the song in perfect harmoniesReal stars: The two singers continued to belt out the song in perfect harmoniesWell this is awkward: Jahmene waits anxiously for Nicole to return his microphoneWell this is awkward: Jahmene waits anxiously for Nicole to return his microphone‘Well, that sucked’: Nicole did not look impressed with the technical error afterwards'Well, that sucked': Nicole did not look impressed with the technical error afterwardsThis shouldn’t happen to a pop star! Nicole looks like she’s ready to laugh or cryThis shouldn't happen to a pop star! Nicole looks like she's ready to laugh or cry‘My little angel’: The two spoke about their close bond that developed during the X Factor whirlwind'My little angel': The two spoke about their close bond that developed during the X Factor whirlwind I love you, Nicole: James also declared his love for his mentor after he sang with her during the finalI love you, Nicole: James also declared his love for his mentor after he sang with her during the final‘He’s a revelation’: Nicole said she’s very proud of James after their pitch-perfect duet'He's a revelation': Nicole said she's very proud of James after their pitch-perfect duet

X-Factor UK: Final fashion show down! Nicole Scherzinger vs. Tulisa Contostavlos

Style wars continues: Nicole Scherzinger wore a floor-length red gown for Saturday's night show while Tulisa wore an edgy black dressThey’ve been battling it out in the style-stakes every Saturday night for the last two months. But Nicole Sherzinger and Tulisa embraced very different looks for their final Saturday night showdown.

While the former Pussycat Doll embraced old school Hollywood glamour in a floor-length red gown, Tulisa looked fashion forward in a bespoke, black dress.

Nicole might be busy concentrating on her two final acts, but she clearly had time to get her style just right for the final Saturday night performance show, changing into three different outfits.

The US star stepped out onto the X Factor stage in the red, sparkly Zuhair Murad dress with a pair of towering Charlotte Olympia shoes. She wore her dark hair in soft waves and added a pair of statement, gold earrings.

Tulisa looked less elegant but more edgy in an avant-garde black dress, made especially for her by Suzanne Neville. The London-born singer showed off her legs and a hint of cleavage in the figure-hugging dress with sheer paneling.
She added a pair of skyscraper Prada shoes and Swarovski cuffs and rings, creating a much edgier style than Nicole. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Different looks: Both Nicole and Tulisa opt for very different styles on Saturday nightDifferent looks: Both Nicole and Tulisa opt for very different styles on Saturday nightLooking immaculate: Both Tulisa and Nicole looked show ready ahead of Saturday’s finalLooking immaculate: Both Tulisa and Nicole looked show ready ahead of Saturday's finalStyle-conscious: Both judges put a lot of thought into their outfits for the live showStyle-conscious: Both judges put a lot of thought into their outfits for the live showQuick change: Nicole wore three different outfits during the course of the showQuick change: Nicole wore three different outfits during the course of the show

Paris Hilton relaxes poolside with her toyboy lover… after partying at a Miami nightclub with former BFF Kim Kardashian

Reconciled: Former gal pals Paris and Kim seem to be running into each other a lotThey used to be best friends. But Hollywood socialites Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian fell out after the Armenian beauty’s meteoric rise to fame eclipsed her pal’s.

It seems however that the pair are ready to reconcile, as the fellow reality TV stars were spotted at the same nightclub together for the second time in recent weeks.

On Saturday the 31-year-old did not seem to be suffering any ill effects from her late night as she smiled, flaunted her toned figure and canoodled with her latest love.

The designer turned DJ and her 21-year-old lover were poolside again at Miami’s Fontainebleau hotel on Saturday after a night out.

The couple both sported identical printed hoodies in the same design as Paris’ one-shouldered swimsuit and black and white hats. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Lounging: Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi lounge by the pool at Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami BeachLounging: Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi lounge by the pool at Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami BeachWelcome to Miami: Kim and Kanye were out with her sister Kourtney and Scott DisickWelcome to Miami: Kim and Kanye were out with her sister Kourtney and Scott DisickReconciled: Former gal pals Paris and Kim seem to be running into each other a lotReconciled: Former gal pals Paris and Kim seem to be running into each other a lot

Belle of the Jingle Ball! Cheryl Cole outshines everyone at Capital FM Christmas gig…

Cheryl Cole can certainly be relied upon to spice up a Christmas concert. The star ignored the weather and went for a dramatically daring black satin jumpsuit – and not much else. And the skin-tight suit did not exactly hinder her performance at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena on Saturday evening, as she leaped around the stage with Girls Aloud and then performed a solo set.

The low-cut jacket, with brass button details, showed off most of her chest, and Cheryl narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction as she posed for photographers. With her hair pulled back into a sleek ponytail and donning sexy stage make-up, the 29-year-old Promise This hit maker made sure she stood out among the star-studded guest list.

Sizzling in the sexy jumpsuit, the star upped the glamour even more by sporting a pair of stilettos underneath the outfit. Cheryl posed solo at the gig, although she joined her Girls Aloud band members on stage, after recently reuniting for their ten year anniversary.

The star was also joined by JLS, Little Mix and The Script at the A-list Christmas performance. Though the popular girl band Little Mix were without one of their members, as Perrie Edwards was reportedly too ill to perform at the ball. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Belle of the ball! Cheryl made sure the spotlight was on her in the revealing black satin jumpsuitBelle of the ball! Cheryl made sure the spotlight was on her in the revealing black satin jumpsuitRevealing her ‘jingle balls’: Cheryl Cole made sure she had everyone’s attention as she performed at the Jingle Bell Ball donning a daring jumpsuitRevealing her 'jingle balls': Cheryl Cole made sure she had everyone's attention as she performed at the Jingle Bell Ball donning a daring jumpsuitOne for the boys: The jumpsuit almost revealed a little too much as Cheryl posed for the camerasOne for the boys: The jumpsuit almost revealed a little too much as Cheryl posed for the camerasA-listers: The star joined JLS, Little Mix and The Script, who also performed at the Capital FM Christmas extravaganzaA-listers: The star joined JLS, Little Mix and The Script, who also performed at the Capital FM Christmas extravaganza That’s impressive: The jumpsuit managed to hold in the singer’s curves just fine as she jumped around on stageThat's impressive: The jumpsuit managed to hold in the singer's curves just fine as she jumped around on stageGetting down and groovy: Cheryl entertained the crowd with her impressive dance movesGetting down and groovy: Cheryl entertained the crowd with her impressive dance movesHaving a blast at the Jingle Bell Ball: Cheryl was joined on stage by her manager Will.I.AmHaving a blast at the Jingle Bell Ball: Cheryl was joined on stage by her manager Will.I.Am Christmas audience: The O2 Arena was full of people enjoying the star-studded line-upChristmas audience: The O2 Arena was full of people enjoying the star-studded line-up They should be on TV, not the radio: Lisa Snowdon and her co-presenter Dave Berry looked dapper on the red carpetThey should be on TV, not the radio: Lisa Snowdon and her co-presenter Dave Berry looked dapper on the red carpetLittle Mix, minus one: Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade attended the Ball, but Perrie wasn’t well enough to make itLittle Mix, minus one: Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade attended the Ball, but Perrie wasn't well enough to make itHandsome fellas! JLS delighted teen fans with their performance at the Jingle Bell BallHandsome fellas! JLS delighted teen fans with their performance at the Jingle Bell BallGiving it their best Blue Steels: The handsome members of Lawson also performed at the Capital FM concertGiving it their best Blue Steels: The handsome members of Lawson also performed at the Capital FM concertStarry night: Rizzle Kicks also joined the A-list line-up of the concertStarry night: Rizzle Kicks also joined the A-list line-up of the concert

Bradley Cooper attends ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ party with girlfriend Zoe Saldana!

A show of hands: Bradley hightailed it to Santa Barbara, California on Saturday where De Niro received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival His new movie Silver Linings Playbook looks set to rake in the trophies when awards season rolls around.

And one person who couldn’t be prouder of Bradley Cooper is his girlfriend Zoe Saldana, who was on his arm at a party to celebrate the film on Friday.

The handsome actor turned heads in a classic grey suit, white shirt and tie at the star-studded special event hosted by Lexus and Purity Vodka at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile slender Zoe looked magnificent in a brown polka dot slip dress with spaghetti straps along with sleek black heels.

The 34-year-old Avatar star wore her hair in a luxuriant knot and accessorised her outfit with large hoop earrings.

It’s no surprise that Bradley was beaming from ear to ear at the prospect of having the beauty at his side for most of the evening.

The 37-year-old Philadelphia-born actor is riding high at the moment.
His critically acclaimed film – about the quirky relationship between a former mental patient and a mysterious girl – garnered the most Spirit Award nominations for the 2013 ceremony with five nods including best lead actor and best picture.

Bradley rubbed elbows with a host of other celebrities including Josh Brolin and Diane Lane, who looked lovey dovey in casual jeans and leather jackets. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Classy combo: Bradley Cooper brought his gorgeous girlfriend Zoe Saldana to a party for his latest film Silver Linings Playbook at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont on FridayClassy combo: Bradley Cooper brought his gorgeous girlfriend Zoe Saldana to a party for his latest film Silver Linings Playbook at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont on FridayGlowing: Zoe radiated warmth in her brown and white polka dot slip dress paired with sleek black heelsGlowing: Zoe radiated warmth in her brown and white polka dot slip dress paired with sleek black heelsTriumphant: Bradley and Zoe posed with the film’s smiling director, David O. Russell, who said the actor has ‘good bad-guy energy for the part… You’re not sure where he’s coming from’Triumphant: Bradley and Zoe posed with the film's smiling director, David O. Russell, who said the actor has 'good bad-guy energy for the part... You're not sure where he's coming from'Star couple: Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin attended the party and acted lovey dovey all eveningStar couple: Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin attended the party and acted lovey dovey all eveningRavishing: Naomi Watts was a vision in her sage green Stella McCartney dress and Valentino shoesRavishing: Naomi Watts was a vision in her sage green Stella McCartney dress and Valentino shoesWhat a hunk: True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard wore an understated plaid shirt and grey jeansWhat a hunk: True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard wore an understated plaid shirt and grey jeansIts Mrs Brady! Florence Henderson of TV’s classic Brady Bunch was flanked by the film’s Chris Tucker and director Russell, and seemed to be enjoying herself very wellIts Mrs Brady! Florence Henderson of TV's classic Brady Bunch was flanked by the film's Chris Tucker and director Russell, and seemed to be enjoying herself very well Ripped: Minnie Driver flashed her muscles in her comfy tank shirt and red jeans comboRipped: Minnie Driver flashed her muscles in her comfy tank shirt and red jeans comboWhat a pair: Funny man Jim Carrey and Oscar winning actress Jane Fonda must have had a lot of great stories to share at the bashWhat a pair: Funny man Jim Carrey and Oscar winning actress Jane Fonda must have had a lot of great stories to share at the bashTwo legends: Actor Robert De Niro, who has a role in Silver Linings Playbook, chatted with screenwriter Nancy Meyers, who penned Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated among other greatsTwo legends: Actor Robert De Niro, who has a role in Silver Linings Playbook, chatted with screenwriter Nancy Meyers, who penned Something's Gotta Give and It's Complicated among other greats A show of hands: Bradley hightailed it to Santa Barbara, California on Saturday where De Niro received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film FestivalA show of hands: Bradley hightailed it to Santa Barbara, California on Saturday where De Niro received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Gangs all here: Bradley and his director were so proud to support De Niro get this achievement; also pictured are De Niro’s wife Grace Hightower and producer Janet GrilloGangs all here: Bradley and his director were so proud to support De Niro get this achievement; also pictured are De Niro's wife Grace Hightower and producer Janet GrilloCasually chic: Bradley wore a blue suit and white shirt, but left the tie at homeCasually chic: Bradley wore a blue suit and white shirt, but left the tie at home

Mixed race UK: Olympic star Jessica Ennis is the ‘face of today’s Britain’…

Jessica Ennis the British Athlete proudly holds her MBE, with fiancee Andy Hill, November 18, 2011Golden girl Jessica Ennis has been hailed as the face of today’s Britain, as figures revealed mixed race people are among the fastest-growing ethnic minority groups in the country.

The 26-year-old Olympic heptathlete, of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, is engaged to white construction worker Andy Hill, while her father Vinnie is from Jamaica and her mother Alison is from Derbyshire.

At least 1million people were born to mixed race parents, the 2011 census is expected to reveal on Tuesday – but experts believe the actual figure could be twice as much, reported the Sunday Times.

Alison Powell and Vinnie Ennis, parents of new heptathlon world champion Jessica Ennis, at their home in Sheffield, August 17, 2009

Alison Powell and Vinnie Ennis, parents of new heptathlon world champion Jessica Ennis, at their home in Sheffield, August 17, 2009

It comes as a poll by think tank British Future revealed only 15 per cent of Britons are uncomfortable with mixed race marriages – a figure which is dramatically down from 40 per cent two decades ago.

Only one in 20 people aged 18 to 24 would be uncomfortable if their child was in a relationship with someone of a different race – and they are more worried about them marrying a richer person.

‘Jessica Ennis was not just the face of the Olympics this summer,’ British Future director Sunder Katwala told the Sunday Times. ‘She could stake a fair claim to be the face of the census too.’

British Indians are expected to be revealed in the census data as the largest ethnic minority group in the country, but the figure of mixed race people has shot up from 677,000 in the 2001 census.

A British Future spokesman said: ‘When the parents of Olympic champion Jessica Ennis, who are from Jamaica and Derbyshire, met in Sheffield in the 1980s, a majority of the public expressed opposition to mixed race relationships. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Champion: The British Future survey also found only 42 per cent of people could correctly identify Jessica Ennis (pictured winning gold in the London 2012 heptathlon in August) as mixed raceChampion: The British Future survey also found only 42 per cent of people could correctly identify Jessica Ennis (pictured winning gold in the London 2012 heptathlon in August) as mixed raceBiracial glamour: Jessica Ennis is a front-runner Glamourpuss: Bespoke magazine is out now

Fan: “Oh my god – I can’t believe it’s Cheryl Cole!”

Cheryl Cole must be used to screaming fans when she is on stage performing.
However, the pop star’s appearance sent one woman into delirium as she left a London night club in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The woman began screaming: ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe it’s Cheryl Cole, oh my God! oh my God!’.

Cheryl’s transparent lace top, which clearly showed her black bra, did not exactly calm the crowds. The Parachute singer left little to the imagination in her sheer lace top as she was escorted from the Rose Club.

Cheryl’s brunette hair was swept back in a sleek ponytail and she kept the style going with dramatic black eye make-up. With such a daring top, it is not surprising that the star kept her lower half a little more demure with wide-leg pants and pointy nude heels. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

See through: Cheryl Cole looked superb in a sheer black lace top on Sunday morning as she stepped out at the Rose ClubSee through: Cheryl Cole looked superb in a sheer black lace top on Sunday morning as she stepped out at the Rose ClubLook who it is: One female fan of Cheryl’s went crazy when she saw the pop star leave the clubLook who it is: One female fan of Cheryl's went crazy when she saw the pop star leave the clubAttention grabbing: Cheryl didn’t mind showing off her bra as she wore a see through lace topAttention grabbing: Cheryl didn't mind showing off her bra as she wore a see through lace topLooking good: The singer was feeling very confident in the revealing ensembleLooking good: The singer was feeling very confident in the revealing ensembleGet a grip: The crazy fan was screaming madly as she saw Cheryl approach herGet a grip: The crazy fan was screaming madly as she saw Cheryl approach herMain attraction: Cheryl was seen giggling as she left the club with boyfriend Tre leading the wayMain attraction: Cheryl was seen giggling as she left the club with boyfriend Tre leading the wayBrunette beauty: Cheryl looked lovely as she swept her hair back in a ponytailBrunette beauty: Cheryl looked lovely as she swept her hair back in a ponytailThe entourage: Cheryl’s mother Joan and her brother Gary were both at the clubThe entourage: Cheryl's mother Joan and her brother Gary were both at the clubFashion feet: With her bra partially on show the singer covered her lower half in a wide leg pair of pantsFashion feet: With her bra partially on show the singer covered her lower half in a wide leg pair of trousersHappy holidays: Cheryl was being escorted around by Tre as the couple were pursued by fansHappy holidays: Cheryl was being escorted around by Tre as the couple were pursued by fansSimply hilarious: Cheryl and Tre shared a joke as they left the club together at around 4amSimply hilarious: Cheryl and Tre shared a joke as they left the club together at around 4am

Connie Britton explains adoption decision…

Connie Britton and son Yoby Britton depart from LAXIt may not have been exactly the way she envisioned starting a family, but actress Connie Britton has no regrets about her decision to adopt as a single mom.

During an appearance on The View this week, the Friday Night Lights star opened up about adopting her son Yoby last year, saying: “I lost both of my parents within three years of each other and I kind of thought, ‘What am I waiting for?’ The man will come and if I want to have my own kids I can do that, but I [knew] this was something I [wanted] to do.”

Calling motherhood a “wonderful and life-changing experience,” Connie adds that it’s even helped bring out her musical side!

“It is really true, I sing to him all the time. Poor thing practically never hears me just say a straight word. I sing everything like we’re in a musical,” laughed the doting mama. “I guess he likes it. He wasn’t able to defend himself because he couldn’t speak until just recently.” Via CelebBabyScoop.

Matt Damon: “My daughters are all about the presents!”

Let's go: Matt takes his brood through the airport as they leave New York after the Promised Land premiere By blending their Christmas traditions, the holidays pay off in a big way for Matt Damon and Luciana‘s daughters.

“We do the Latin American Christmas Eve gift opening and we do the American Christmas morning gift opening,” the Promised Land actor, 42, told PEOPLE during the film’s premiere on Thursday in Los Angeles.

“We have this weird fusion for Christmas, but I think it just means more gifts for the kids, so they’re into it.”

But aside from the present palooza, Damon’s holiday plans don’t include much more than laying low with his family, including Alexia, 14, Isabella, 6, Gia, 4, and Stella, 2.

“I’m just going to hang out with my kids,” he says. “ We’ve been on the Promised Land train a little bit for the last week or so, and we’re looking forward to just settling down.”

Spotted: Halle Berry and daughter Nahla strolling on the beach!

Hat's off! Nahla, meanwhile, wore a bright pink coat and black leggings with a pair of novelty sunglassesHalle Berry and her daughter Nahla headed out for some quality mother-daughter time on Sunday, and took a stroll along the picturesque coastline of Malibu.

Four-year-old was in a playful mood and was spotted laughing along with mother as she skipped barefoot along the sand.

At one point, it seem the combination of walking and the windy weather proved too much for the youngster – and she promptly decided to lie down for a rest on the sand.

Halle was pictured giggling as she attempted to encourage her daughter back up onto her feet.

The duo enjoyed some one-on-one time together before heading to meet Halle’s fiance Olivier Martinez, for lunch. After dining at Geoffrey’s, Halle left separately, while Olivier and Nahla were spotted leaving the eatery minutes after, with the youngster looking full of energy after her lunch. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Barefoot stroll: Halle Berry and Nahla enjoyed a stroll along the coastline in Malibu on SundayBarefoot stroll: Halle Berry and Nahla enjoyed a stroll along the coastline in Malibu on SundayTiring work: Nahla pretended to go to sleep during their walk as her smiling mother looked onTiring work: Nahla pretended to go to sleep during their walk as her smiling mother looked onBack on her feet: The youngster pulled a series of animated expressions and appeared to be having a great time with her motherBack on her feet: The youngster pulled a series of animated expressions and appeared to be having a great time with her motherBeach chic: Halle donned jeans and a grey see-through top over a brown number, complete with scarf and black jacketBeach chic: Halle donned jeans and a grey see-through top over a brown number, complete with scarf and black jacket

Boxing fan Martinez and Halle Berry watch Marquez versus Pacquiao fight…

He recently threw some nasty punches during a Thanksgiving Day brawl with his fiancee’s ex-partner Gabriel Aubry. And what can only be described as ironic, Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry were reportedly watching the Juan Manuel Marquez versus Manny Pacquiao boxing match in Los Angeles last night.

The couple were seen out and about after apparently viewing the fight, getting into their awaiting car and heading off into the night. Olivier would have surely been in his element watching the match.

The French actor has always had a passion for boxing and and was taught how to fight by his father, who was a Spanish professional boxer. The couple tried their best to go incognito during the outing, Halle keeping her head down as she made her way to the couple’s car.

The 46-year-old had dressed casually in a pair of waxed jeans tucked into Isabel Marant ankle boots, a grey T-shirt and a black blazer. The Monster’s Ball star had a page-boy cap on her head to help cover her face and accessorized with a silver chain necklace. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Blood sport: Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry reportedly watched the Juan Manuel Marquez versus Manny Pacquiao boxing match in Los Angeles last nightBlood sport: Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry reportedly watched the Juan Manuel Marquez versus Manny Pacquiao boxing match in Los Angeles last night Undercover: The couple tried their best to go incognito during the outing, Halle keeping her head down as she made her way to the couple’s carUndercover: The couple tried their best to go incognito during the outing, Halle keeping her head down as she made her way to the couple's car Big match: During the match, which took place in Las Vegas, Marquez managed to knock out the hero of the Philippines on the sixth roundBig match: During the match, which took place in Las Vegas, Marquez managed to knock out the hero of the Philippines on the sixth roundPromoter: Meanwhile, Rapper 50 Cent, who was promoting the fight, was seen answering questions at a press conference after the match at the MGM Grand in Las VegasPromoter: Meanwhile, Rapper 50 Cent, who was promoting the fight, was seen answering questions at a press conference after the match at the MGM Grand in Las VegasPerformance: The rapper also performed before the WBA interim super featherweight title fight between Michael Farenas, from the Philippines, and Yuriorkis Gamboa, from MiamiPerformance: The rapper also performed before the WBA interim super featherweight title fight between Michael Farenas, from the Philippines, and Yuriorkis Gamboa, from Miami

A very flexible Russell Simmons, 56, hits the beach with bikini-clad girlfriend, Hana Nitsche, 26…

Taking tips: She copied her boyfriend's yoga poses and couldn't hep but giggleHe’s 30 years her senior and has had plenty of younger and beautiful ladies on his arm. And after showing off his flexibility on Miami Beach on Sunday, it might be easier for some people to see why Russell Simmons is a hit with the ladies.

The 55-year-old music mogul could be seen practicing yoga and meditation with his girlfriend Hana Nitsche, 26, on the Florida sands.

At one point the father-of-two children stretched his muscles so far as he bent over, that his head touched his knees.

It seems he has some serious persuasion skills too as managed to get his Germany’s Next Top Model star beau to emulate his poses.

Appearing to jokingly mock her man, Hana giggled as she put her leg up behind the one planted on the sand and made a tree pose.

She also stretched her triceps as she pulled up her arms behind her back while sitting by the ocean following a refreshing dip in the water.

The model and TV personality looked great in a shimmering gold bikini and the pair couldn’t keep their eyes off one another. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Deep stretch: Russell Simmons showed off his impressive flexibility on Miami Beach on SundayDeep stretch: Russell Simmons showed off his impressive flexibility on Miami Beach on SundaySunny Sunday: The music mogul, 55, and girlfriend Hana Nitsche, 26, donned their swimwear for the outingSunny Sunday: The music mogul, 55, and girlfriend Hana Nitsche, 26, donned their swimwear for the outing Tactile two: They held hands as they frolicked on the sandTactile two: They held hands as they frolicked on the sandLoved up: The pair couldn’t keep their eyes off each otherLoved up: The pair couldn't keep their eyes off each otherGreat figure: Hana flaunted her frame in a shimmering gold bikiniGreat figure: Hana flaunted her frame in a shimmering gold bikiniOutdoor workout: Hana stretched the backs of her armsOutdoor workout: Hana stretched the backs of her armsStretching out: The model lounged back and rested on her armsStretching out: The model lounged back and rested on her armsCooling off: At one point Hana laid on her belly in the oceanCooling off: At one point Hana laid on her belly in the oceanMaking waves: The Germany’s Next Top Model star is 30 years younger than RussellMaking waves: The Germany's Next Top Model star is 30 years younger than RussellHeaven on the beach: Russell tweeted a snap of his girlfriendHeaven on the beach: Russell tweeted a snap of his girlfriendParty circuit: They were spotted during Art Basel Miami Beach at Soho Beach House this weekParty circuit: They were spotted during Art Basel Miami Beach at Soho Beach House this week

Kim Kardashian steps out in a tiny leather mini skirt and bizarre white shirt combination…

Kim Kardashian declared forget the shoes, this skirt was made for walking as she hit the pavement during a massive spending spree on Saturday. Looking flawless, the reality star stepped out in a leg-flashing mini at the Bal Harbour luxury shopping center in Miami, Florida.

With best friend Johnathan Cheban and sister Kourtney Kardashian in tow, the 32-year-old star turned the shopping mall into a catwalk. Flashing her pins in the super short leather mini skirt, Kim however kept the top of her outfit conservative wearing an unusual very long white shirt.

However, there was no hiding those trademark curves with the shirt cinching in at the waist so still allowing her to show off her hourglass figure. Kim accessorized the outfit with blue suede pumps and her favorite Hermes crocodile Birkin bag – which retails for anywhere from around $30,000 to $100,000. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Legs eleven: Kim Kardashian showed off her legs in a leather mini skirt in Miami, Florida on SaturdayLegs eleven: Kim Kardashian showed off her legs in a leather mini skirt in Miami, Florida on SaturdayHave gold credit card, will shop: The 32-year-old brought pal Johnathan Cheban and sister Kourtney Kardashian along for the wild shopping rideHave gold credit card, will shop: The 32-year-old brought pal Johnathan Cheban and sister Kourtney Kardashian along for the wild shopping rideLeaving the competition behind: Wearing an unusual shirt, Kim kept her famous derriere underwraps during her trip to the Bal Harbour mallLeaving the competition behind: Wearing an unusual shirt, Kim kept her famous derriere underwraps during her trip to the Bal Harbour mallNot so lucky: Kourtney did not managed to find anything to buy during her sister’s spending spreeNot so lucky: Kourtney did not managed to find anything to buy during her sister's spending spree

Killer abs! Kendra Wilkinson displays her washboard tummy as she does a gruelling workout at the beach…

She is known for her athletic prowess and is a sports fanatic. So it’s not surprising that Kendra Wilkinson is in killer shape. And the 27-year-old former reality star showed exactly how she maintains her tip-top form as she hit the beach in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The mother-of-one displayed her incredibly toned physique and washboard abs in a crop top and leggings as she went for a run and did yoga moves on the sand. The former Playboy centerfold had not an inch to pinch on her fit frame as she sweated it out under the California sun.

Burning off the calories with an energetic jog on the sand, Kendra smiled as she got into her exercise regime. Running on the sand is known to be an even more intense work out than treading on other surfaces such as grass and concrete.

Kendra also rolled out her exercise mat and did eloquent yoga moves and deep breathing as she took in the sights of the sea. The Girls Next Door star went make-up free during her work-out session and pulled her blonde hair back into a ponytail. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Killer abs: Kendra Wilkinson showed off her washboard abs and amazing physique as she worked out on the beach in Los Angeles on ThursdayKiller abs: Kendra Wilkinson showed off her washboard abs and amazing physique as she worked out on the beach in Los Angeles on Thursday Energetic: Burning off the calories with an energetic jog on the sand, Kendra smiled as she got into her exercise regimeEnergetic: Burning off the calories with an energetic jog on the sand, Kendra smiled as she got into her exercise regime Getting zen: Kendra also rolled out her exercise mat and did eloquent yoga moves and deep breathing as she took in the sights of the seaGetting zen: Kendra also rolled out her exercise mat and did eloquent yoga moves and deep breathing as she took in the sights of the sea Looking good: The former Playboy centrefold had not an inch to pinch on her fit frame as she sweated it out under the California sunLooking good: The former Playboy centrefold had not an inch to pinch on her fit frame as she sweated it out under the California sun Family love: Kendra, her husband Hank Baskett and their son Hank Baskett Jr. attend the Frankenweenie Los Angeles premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre in SeptemberFamily love: Kendra, her husband Hank Baskett and their son Hank Baskett Jr. attend the Frankenweenie Los Angeles premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre in September

X-Factor UK Final: Nicole Scherzinger wows in show-stopping black fishtail gown and Tulisa stuns in floor-length silver sequins!

It's a tie! Both female judges were winners with their dazzling outfit choicesThey’ve been battling it out in the weekly X Factor fashion wars for the past eight weeks.

But Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos made sure to save the best until last, with each of the leading ladies stepping out in showstopping ensembles as they took to the stage at the X Factor Final 2012.

And instead of going head-to-head in a fashion battle, both judges were winners with their choice of stunning outfits.

Nicole ensured she saved a suitably dramatic number for her final appearance on the ITV1 show, strutting her stuff in a bespoke Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture dress.

Showing off her perfect hourglass curves in all their glory, the 34-year-old singer’s choice of gown featured in incredible fishtail design with an impressing train trailing along behind her as she showcased her look in front of a crowd of 10,000 fans at Manchester Central.

It's a tie! Both female judges were winners with their dazzling outfit choicesGold panel detailing at the bust and a clinched-in waist completed the stunning dress, which marked the end of a series of style wins for the star.

She completed her look with equally draamtic eye make-up, a pair of simple hoop earrings, while she let her ensemble do the talking by keeping her long raven locks scraped off her face into a simple ponytail.

Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture shoes and jewelry by Shaun Leane and Maria Piana finished off her finale ensemble.

Tulisa Contostavlos refused to be overshadowed by her fellow judge, looking equally incredible in a beaded floor-length gown by Hollie de Keyser.

Featuring a daring thigh-high split, and a curve-enhancing bustier top, the 24-year-old singer teamed her gorgeous dress with dazzling diamond drop earrings and simple bronze eye make-up.

Tulisa completed her final look with her dark brunette locks teased into delicate waves and swept to the side.

Although the pair opted for similar strapless ensembles on Sunday night’s show, the previous evening Nicole and Tulisa chose very different looks as they took to the stage. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Saving the best until last: Both Nicole and Tulisa saved their best ensembles until the final X Factor fashion battle on Sunday nightSaving the best until last: Both Nicole and Tulisa saved their best ensembles until the final X Factor fashion battle on Sunday night Dramatic: Nicole’s incredible gown featured a stunning fishtail hem, a dramatic train and gold panel detailingDramatic: Nicole's incredible gown featured a stunning fishtail hem, a dramatic train and gold panel detailing Looking immaculate: Both Tulisa and Nicole looked show ready ahead of Saturday’s finalLooking immaculate: Both Tulisa and Nicole looked show ready ahead of Saturday's final

What a very sweet Christmas treat! Cheryl Cole and Girls Aloud attend Jingle Bell Ball…

Abs-olutely fabulous: Kimberley showed off her washboard stomach in a cropped top and a pair of high-waisted trousersShe took the stage on her own to perform her solo work on Saturday night, but the following day Cheryl Cole was back at the Jingle Bell Ball – with her Girls Aloud band mates in tow too.

The quintet were seen posing for pictures together ahead of their performance and the group were dressed to impress.

Cheryl, 29, looked sensational in a LBD which she teamed with a pair of simply pointed heels.

Kimberley Walsh, 31 who has been wowing the dance floor on Strictly, showed off her trim and toned abs in a cropped top and high waisted pants.

There’s little doubt that the singer, who is dubbed ‘Nimble Kimble’ by Len Wiseman, is in the best shape of her life after taking part in the dancing.

Nicola Roberts, 27, wore a monochrome tuxedo jacket over a tight dress and a pair of heels.

The fashionista had her hair swept back from her face, highlighting the contrast of her ombre locks. Nadine Coyle opted for a LBD with cut out detailing around the shoulders while Sarah Harding wore a sequin embellished top and a pair of tight leggings. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Back with my girls: Cheryl Cole returned to the Jungle Bell Ball on Sunday with her Girls Aloud bandmatesBack with my girls: Cheryl Cole returned to the Jungle Bell Ball on Sunday with her Girls Aloud bandmatesDressed to impress: The band all wore monochrome colors for their appearance at the 02 arena in GreenwichDressed to impress: The band all wore monochrome colours for their appearance at the 02 arena in Greenwich Looking great girls: The band beamed as they showed off their looks, but Cheryl won in the style stakes thanks to her LBDLooking great girls: The band beamed as they showed off their looks, but Cheryl won in the style stakes thanks to her LBDTaking center stage: After a quick outfit change the girls took to the stage to perform a number of their tracksTaking centre stage: After a quick outfit change the girls took to the stage to perform a number of their tracks Hands on the hips: The girls looked amazing as they sang their hearts outHands on the hips: The girls looked amazing as they sang their hearts out Not waist-ing an opportunity: Kimberley was seen showing off her abdominals as she performedNot waist-ing an opportunity: Kimberley was seen showing off her abdominals as she performedMonochrome madness: Capital FM DJs Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon also wore black and white ensemblesMonochrome madness: Capital FM DJs Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon also wore black and white ensemblesBack in the UK: Boyband The Wanted also performed at the Christmas concertBack in the UK: Boyband The Wanted also performed at the Christmas concert

Daya Vaidya‘s daughter Leela Grace is a fashionista!

Daya Vaiday, the biracial former ‘Unforgettable’ star’s little 3-year-old daughter Leela Grace is a fashionista. She tweeted a photograph of her with the following caption:

“My lil fashionista! She’s 3 and picks out her outfits…shoes and bow incl!”

The biracial actress of East Indian and Italian descent recently gave birth to identical twin boys in July of this year. On naming her children, she said:

“Leela means “cosmic or divine play” and my dad used to speak of this concept a lot when I was growing up. I always thought it was pretty. Jai means “victory” or “victorious.”

“Blue is the film Don wrote, produced, starred in and where we met. Dev means “God or divine.” And Eshaan is one of the many spellings that means “Lord Shiva.” It also stands for “northeast” which symbolizes knowledge, prosperity and peace.”

Daya Vaidya and husband Don Wallace have three children together.

Cute as pie: Leela Grace sure knows how to dressDaya Vaidya daughterHappy family: The Wallace family all togetherDaya Vaidya and family 2

Stacey Dash reveals new scripted series trailer…

A few months ago, when Stacey Dash posed in a bikini while endorsing former presidential candidate Mitt Romney for president, she was slammed by fellow actresses who thought she was publicly whoring herself for attention without having a project to promote.

It seems as they were wrong as multiracial actress and mother Stacey Dash is working on a few projects.

Over the weekend, she released a trailer for a new scripted series that she wrote and co-created called ‘Stacey Dash Is Normal’. In the web series, Stacey will play an over-the-top, more emotionally conflicted version of herself who must visit a therapist in order to figure out her life.

No word yet on when the series is set to premiere, but it looks like it could be pretty funny…or pretty corny depending on your sense of humor.

Check out the trailer below:

Khloe Kardashian goes for a slap dunk as she piles on the make-up courtside…

As the wife of a basketball player Khloe Kardashian knows all eyes are on her when she goes to a game. And although she was made-up to perfection at the Clippers game the X Factor US host decided to pile on the powder and glossy ipstick courtside.

Eventually her pals were persuaded to tell the 28-year-old reality starlet to stash her compact in her designer bag as people were starting to become distracted. Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom plays for the Los Angeles Clippers and luckily her make-up mishap didn’t distract the team from defeating rivals the Phoenix Suns by the final score of 117-99 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Reality starlet Khloe has been taking her new groomed regime incredibly seriously appearing on various chat shows in her own clothing range the Kardashian Kollection.

However, she did eventually leave her face alone and must have realised that her husband had won as she later tweeted: ‘Congrats Clippers!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Made-up enough? Khloe makes sure she has enough powder under her eyes at the gameMade-up enough? Khloe makes sure she has enough powder under her eyes at the game I’m watching! Khloe combines cheering with plumping up her lips with some glossI'm watching! Khloe combines cheering with plumping up her lips with some gloss Finally, they have got her attention! Khloe is distracted by her husband playingFinally, they have got her attention! Khloe is distracted by her husband playing

Blanket Jackson larks around as he enjoys a sweet treat after karate class…

Perhaps it was brain freeze or a sudden stomach ache. But something prompted Blanket Jackson to pull a startled face as he indulged in a post-karate ice-cream cone in Calabasas Saturday afternoon.

Accompanied by a pal and his bodyguard, the 10-year-old son of pop star Michael Jackson had literally gone from the dojo at Dawn Barnes Karate Kids directly to Baskin-Robbins. The long-haired youngster was even wearing a T-shirt bearing the school’s name, which matched his yellow belt – the second level (called Kyu) of achievement in Gozen Karate.

Blanket, born Prince Michael Jackson II, was still wearing the pants from his martial arts uniform – called a gi – and white sneakers. Not seen Saturday was his older siblings Prince, 15, and Paris, 14.

The trio, watched over by grandmother Katherine, were last spotted together riding the Jungle Boat Cruise and Splash Mountain at Disneyland over Veteran’s Day weekend.

His teenage sister took to her Twitter on Friday to reveal that she’d dyed her brunette locks black and posted a photo with the caption: ‘I apologize for having bipolar hair, deal.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

What’s wrong? Blanket Jackson pulled a startled face as he indulged in a post-karate ice-cream cone in Calabasas Saturday afternoonWhat's wrong? Blanket Jackson pulled a startled face as he indulged in a post-karate ice-cream cone in Calabasas Saturday afternoonIndulging: Accompanied by a pal and his bodyguard, the 10-year-old son of pop star Michael Jackson had literally gone from the dojo at Dawn Barnes Karate Kids directly to Baskin-RobbinsIndulging: Accompanied by a pal and his bodyguard, the 10-year-old son of pop star Michael Jackson had literally gone from the dojo at Dawn Barnes Karate Kids directly to Baskin-RobbinsLevel two: The long-haired youngster was even wearing a t-shirt bearing the school’s name, which matched his yellow belt – the second level (called Kyu) of achievement in Gozen KarateLevel two: The long-haired youngster was even wearing a t-shirt bearing the school's name, which matched his yellow belt - the second level (called Kyu) of achievement in Gozen KarateIn uniform: Blanket was previously seen clutching his yellow belt while wearing his entire giIn uniform: Blanket was previously seen clutching his yellow belt while wearing his entire giRegal pair: The long-haired boy left the dojo alongside his cousin Royal, the grandson of Tito JacksonRegal pair: The long-haired boy left the dojo alongside his cousin Royal, the grandson of Tito Jackson‘I apologize for having bipolar hair, deal’: His 14-year-old sister Paris took to her Twitter on Friday to reveal that she’d dyed her brunette locks black'I apologize for having bipolar hair, deal': His 14-year-old sister Paris took to her Twitter on Friday to reveal that she'd dyed her brunette locks blackHappiest place: The three siblings, watched over by grandmother Katherine, were last spotted together riding the Jungle Boat Cruise and Splash Mountain at Disneyland over Veteran’s Day weekendHappiest place: The three siblings, watched over by grandmother Katherine, were last spotted together riding the Jungle Boat Cruise and Splash Mountain at Disneyland over Veteran's Day weekendThriller! As Paris and Prince sat back and enjoyed the Radiator Springs Racers ride 10-year-old Blanket looked petrifiedThriller! As Paris and Prince sat back and enjoyed the Radiator Springs Racers ride 10-year-old Blanket looked petrifiedFamous trio: Prince, 15, Blanket, and Paris’ grandfather Joe Jackson was recently rushed to the hospital after suffering a mild stroke in Las Vegas on November 30, but he is said to be doing fine nowFamous trio: Prince, 15, Blanket, and Paris' grandfather Joe Jackson was recently rushed to the hospital after suffering a mild stroke in Las Vegas on November 30, but he is said to be doing fine nowKing of pop: The identity of Blanket’s mother is unknown, but the Beat It hitmaker had said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and his own spermKing of pop: The identity of Blanket's mother is unknown, but the Beat It hitmaker had said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and his own sperm

Nicole Scherzinger on Cheryl Cole: “I don’t understand why anybody would do that”…

Not impressed! Nicole Scherzinger has blasted Cheryl Cole for calling their first encounter 'awkward'In her autobiography Cheryl Cole described her first meeting with Nicole Scherzinger as ‘awkward’. The Girls Aloud singer explained how she was left cringing after Nicole sang her track Promise This back to her.

Not impressed with the way Cheryl remembers their encounter Scherzinger, 34, blasted Cole making her look bad.

Speaking to Fabulous Magazine, Nicole admitted that she had not had a chance to read Cheryl’s book but wasn’t sure what to ‘believe’.

She explained that she had seen the quotes and felt the whole thing was ‘silly.’

Nicole told the publication: ‘I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt and hope that she would only have spoken highly of me because I’ve not spoken poorly of her.’

Not impressed! Nicole Scherzinger has blasted Cheryl Cole for calling their first encounter 'awkward'However upset at the fact Cheryl had failed to speak well of her, Nicole went on to explain what really happened.

Snapping back, the Don’t Cha singer said: ‘No. No. The story is I met her once at The X Factor and I wanted to make her feel good.’

‘I said I’d heard her song on the radio and I think I sang the words “promise this”. But I really don’t know any lyrics after that.’

‘And then that is made out to be something else and I don’t understand why. I don’t understand why anybody would do that. It’s been blown out of proportion and it’s silly.’

In the book, entitled, Cheryl: My Story, Cole described the meeting as ‘really embarrassing’. She wrote: ‘I swear to God the woman sang the whole song, to my face.It was just so awkward.’

Cheryl likened it to performing Baby One More Time up to Britney Spears and notes: ‘Can you image how weird that would be?’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘I’ve not spoken poorly of her’: Nicole said she couldn’t understand why Cheryl felt the need to note their meeting the way she had in her autobiography'I've not spoken poorly of her': Nicole said she couldn't understand why Cheryl felt the need to note their meeting the way she had in her autobiography‘I wanted to make her feel good’: The 34-year-old explained she had only sang Cheryl’s song in an attempt to break the ice when they met on The X Factor'I wanted to make her feel good': The 34-year-old explained she had only sang Cheryl's song in an attempt to break the ice when they met on The X FactorWinning! After Cheryl was sacked from the US X Factor she was replaced by Scherzinger, who was axed after one series but was then drafted in on the British version of the show and went on to win with James ArthurWinning! After Cheryl was sacked from the US X Factor she was replaced by Scherzinger, who was axed after one series but was then drafted in on the British version of the show and went on to win with James Arthur

Spotted: Tia Carrere and family at LAX airport…

Multiracial actress/model Tia Carrere and her ex-husband Simon Wakelin took their 7-year-old daughter Bianca on a flight out of LAX on Friday (December 7). Wearing a pink and white coat, Bianca was all smiles as she sauntered through the terminal with her parents. At one point dad gave her a lift.

Tia has been in Dancing With The Stars and once said it was a “fitness challenge”.

“You become the incredible shrinking woman. It is incredibly demanding. I lived on ibuprofen and massages.” Via CelebBabyScoop.

Exclusive - Tia Carrere Reunites With Ex-Husband & Daughter For The Holiday

Exclusive - Tia Carrere Reunites With Ex-Husband & Daughter For The Holiday

Exclusive - Tia Carrere Reunites With Ex-Husband & Daughter For The Holiday

Exclusive - Tia Carrere Reunites With Ex-Husband & Daughter For The Holiday

Tom Cruise: “I’m spending Christmas with my kids”…

Daddy's girl: Suri has not seen her father since late November as she has been busy working in England

Daddy’s girl: Suri has not seen her father since late November as she has been busy working in England

He spent Thanksgiving with all of his three children. And it seems that Tom Cruise will have custody of his daughter Suri for the Christmas holidays as well, despite earlier reports the six-year-old was to spend it with her mother Katie Holmes.

The actor, who is a prominent Scientologist, told People magazine that he is looking forward to spending Christmas with his children after wrapping up filming his latest project, All You Need is Kill, in the UK.

The 50-year-old actor has been working in England for the past few months but can’t wait to spend time with his three children Bella, 20, Connor, 17, and Suri, six, over the holidays.

Speaking at the London premiere of ‘Jack Reacher’ on Monday Tom said: ‘We have got lots of very special things planned [for the holidays]. We are all going to be together. I am looking forward to it.’

Suri flew out to London in November to join her father for the Thanksgiving holidays, while mum Katie Holmes returned home to Ohio to celebrate with her parents. While Tom has spent most of his time working, he revealed his love for the UK and admitted he has also taken time out to enjoy himself. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Home for the holidays: Tom Cruise is currently filming overseas but plans to come home to spend Christmas with his childrenHome for the holidays: Tom Cruise is currently filming overseas but plans to come home to spend Christmas with his childrenAll grown up: Tom also has two adopted children, Connor and Bella, with ex-wife Nicole KidmanAll grown up: Tom also has two adopted children, Connor and Bella, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman

Spotted: Padma Lakshmi, 42, flaunting amazing bikini body in Miami…

Beautiful in blue: Padma drew attention to her toned figure in the tasselled strapless top and bottoms, with tie sidesAs the host of America’s most popular cooking show, Padma Lakshmi could be forgiven for carrying a few extra pounds.

But the Top Chef host appears to have mastered the art of maintaining her figure in between seasons of the program, judging by the shots of the 42-year-old showing off her incredible bikini body in Miami earlier this month.

The mother-of-one drew attention to her washboard stomach and toned arms in a strapless baby blue bikini, which featured tassels on the top and tie sides, as she frolicked in the surf.

Padma wore her raven hair loose for the beach day, and shielded her eyes from the sun behind a pair of aviator sunglasses.

The former model, who has previously stripped off for magazines including Playboy and Allure, recently spoke about how she gets back into shape after filming wraps on Top Chef.

She said: ‘I’m lucky. I have a fast metabolism, I’m tall, and my digestive tract is ironclad and can really take a beating. Having been a model for 15 years, I…know a thing or two about how to dress if I’ve put on a few pounds.’

‘And I usually gain between 10 and 15 pounds over six weeks each season. Then I spend 12 weeks working it off.’

And Padma, who welcomed daughter Krishna in 2010, also spoke in a recent interview about her battle to lose her pregnancy weight. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Top Chef/Model: The former model’s show ‘Top Chef’ is in its 10th cycle of the series and airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on BravoLakshmi PadmaShe’s what you call a top chef! Padma Lakshmi showed off her stunning bikini body in a tiny blue two-piece as she frolicked int the surf in Miami earlier this monthLakshmi Padma 2Beautiful in blue: Padma drew attention to her toned figure in the tasselled strapless top and bottoms, with tie sidesLakshmi Padma 3Soaking up the sunshine: Padma looked excited to be relaxing in the sea during the breakLakshmi Padma 4The model says: ‘And I usually gain between 10 and 15 pounds over six weeks each season. Then I spend 12 weeks working it off.’Lakshmi Padma 5On staying fit, she says: ‘I boxed twice a week, I lifted weight twice a week. For cardio, I ran up and down stairs, up to 70 flights a day. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do.’Lakshmi Padma 6Smiling away: When you’re good-looking, you have every reason to smileLakshmi Padma 7

Ooh la la! Kim Kardashian shows off her famous curves in a series of exotic undergarments for boudoir-inspired French shoot!

Stunning: There is no arguing that the reality star looks incredible in the photo shootShe has modeled several sexy looks during her time in the spotlight.But Kim Kardashian‘s latest photo shoot for French magazine Factice could be one of her most daring yet.

The 32-year-old displays her world-famous curves in several boudoir-inspired ensembles. First up Kim raises temperatures in a racy lace bra and panty set complete with suspenders and cream silk stockings.

The brunette beauty’s ensemble is topped off with a luxurious-looking fur coat and and giant diamond and enamel floral ring and matching bracelet.

This time instead of wearing her glossy locks down, she has them tousled up in a messy bedhead style. In another snap, Kim wears her hair down in a somewhat Fifties voluminous style.

And the reality star is certainly every inch the pin-up girl in a beige satin lingerie set, this time paired with a darker fur coat and sky-high Christian Louboutin heels.

With her famous full lips heavily glossed, Kim does her best pout and smoldering stare for the camera. Kim’s shoot also switches to playful, as she changes into a cream sheer set with a sleeveless shirt worn over her top half and tied at the waist.Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Cover girl: Kim also graces the cover of Factice, a French, fashion and online (every two months) magazineKim Kardashian Factice photoshoot 1Racy in lace: Kim Kardashian displays her world-famous curves in several boudoir-inspired ensembles for French fashion magazine FacticeRacy in lace: Kim Kardashian displays her world-famous curves in several boudoir-inspired ensembles for French fashion magazine Factice Coquettish: Kim’s shoot also switches to playful, as she changes into a cream sheer set with a sleeveless shirt worn over her top half and tied at the waistCoquettish: Kim's shoot also switches to playful, as she changes into a cream sheer set with a sleeveless shirt worn over her top half and tied at the waist Raising temperatures: Kim is certainly every inch the pin-up girl in a beige satin lingerie set, this time paired with a darker fur coat and sky-high Christian Louboutin heelsRaising temperatures: Kim is certainly every inch the pin-up girl in a beige satin lingerie set, this time paired with a darker fur coat and sky-high Christian Louboutin heels Vintage glamour: And for her most sexiest shot of all, and one that is bound to get boyfriend Kanye West’s heart racing, is one of Kim sprawled across a mirrored coffee tableVintage glamour: And for her most sexiest shot of all, and one that is bound to get boyfriend Kanye West's heart racing, is one of Kim sprawled across a mirrored coffee table White hot: Kim also reclines on a shell-shaped sofa, wearing a vintage white lace basque, matching silk stocking and white heelsWhite hot: Kim also reclines on a shell-shaped sofa, wearing a vintage white lace basque, matching silk stocking and white heelsDangerous curves: The shoot is one of Kim’s raciest yetDangerous curves: The shoot is one of Kim's raciest yetStunning: There is no arguing that the reality star looks incredible in the photo shootStunning: There is no arguing that the reality star looks incredible in the photo shoot

Tulisa gets straight back to the day job after X Factor final…

Poor chart debut: Tulisa's first album debuted at just number 17 on the chartThe X Factor has certainly raised her profile, but unfortunately the same can’t be said for her record sales.

So in a bid to promote her debut album, Tulisa got straight back on with the day job after Sunday’s X Factor final, as she played an intimate gig at the BT Tower on Monday.

Instead of taking a break after her hectic weekend, the star clearly had her career on her mind as she took to the stage to perform a number of her new tracks at the BT Infinity event.

Not looking quite as glamorous as she did the night before, the former N Dubz star wore a simple black outfit as she performed on the 34th floor of the building.

Slightly more demure than some of her other looks, the 24-year-old wore a pair of loose-fitting black pants and a modest, black satin tank top.

Looking demure: The star looks more modest than usual in an all black outfitShe added a pair of reasonably modest black heels and kept her jewelry simple, with just a plain silver crucifix hanging around her neck.

Tulisa kept her make-up simple, opting for smokey eyes and just a touch of nude lipgloss, adding to her conservative look.

She wore her glossy dark hair in waves and tied it back into a side ponytail, with a half fringe sweeping her face.

As well as tracks from her new album, Tulisa performed some classic songs including Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Back on the promo trail: Tulisa performs tracks from her new album on Monday night after poor record salesBack on the promo trail: Tulisa performs tracks from her new album on Monday night after poor record salesTrying to turn it around: Tulisa is straight back to promoting her album after the weekend’s X Factor finalTrying to turn it around: Tulisa is straight back to promoting her album after the weekend's X Factor finalConcentrating on her career: the singer is going to concentrate on her album, now that her X Factor commitments are overConcentrating on her career: the singer is going to concentrate on her album, now that her X Factor commitments are overNot a great start: Tulisa was expecting much better album sales off the back of her role on the X FactorNot a great start: Tulisa was expecting much better album sales off the back of her role on the X FactorPoor chart debut: Tulisa’s first album debuted at just number 17 on the chartPoor chart debut: Tulisa's first album debuted at just number 17 on the chartLow key look: Tulisa looks modest but stylish in her low key outfitLow key look: Tulisa looks modest but stylish in her low key outfit

All for one and one for all! Cher steps out in Musketeer inspired outfit…

And one for all: The singer seemed to be embracing the infantry soldier look with her black jacket and boots to match her musketeer style headwearShe is known for her eccentric wardrobe choices and now she has upped the ante by chaneling an actual musketeer. Multiracial Cher was preparing to fly out of Los Angeles on Monday and her French infantry soldier inspired get-up caused quite a stir.

The 66-year-old pop star seemed delighted with her ensemble though as she smirked to herself while sauntering through LAX.

Cher grinned at all those around her as she confidently made her way to her flight and seemed not in the least concerned that she looked like she was in fancy dress.

The all black ensemble consisted of a large musketeer style hat – made famous by French musket-wielding soldiers during the Renaissance – black leggings and a swashbuckling type black leather coat.

Her boots were also reminiscent of one of Louis XIII’s famous military men.

The I Got You Babe singer also gave off d’Artagnan vibes with her hair – the long straight locks were similar to that of the historic French hero – whose tale is best told in the classic film The Three Musketeers.

Cher accessorized with a pair of mirrored sunglasses and a glitzy metallic carry-on bag and just a hint of cleavage could be seen underneath her jacket. The headline-grabbing songstress was recently rumored to be marrying a Hell’s Angel biker 24 years her junior. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

All for one: Cher was at LAX in Los Angeles on Monday and sported a musketeer-inspired hat and bootsAll for one: Cher was at LAX in Los Angeles on Monday and sported a musketeer-inspired hat and bootsSwashbuckling: The 66-year-old seemed pleased with her get-up as she sauntered through the airportSwashbuckling: The 66-year-old seemed pleased with her get-up as she sauntered through the airportStill looking good: The veteran pop star is rumored to be engaged to a Hell’s Angel biker 24 years her junior, Pictured at the Golden Globes in LA in 2010Still looking good: The veteran pop star is rumoured to be engaged to a Hell's Angel biker 24 years her junior, Pictured at the Golden Globes in LA in 2010

KolorBlind Fashion Alert: Nicole Scherzinger‘s $2,577 thigh-high kinky boots…

Height of style: The boots combine the designer's love of lingerie and heels with their over-the-knee design and suspender elementNicole Scherzinger hasn’t put a foot wrong with her outfit choices during The X Factor and for last weekend’s final, she pulled out all the fashion stops.

As she took to the stage to perform on Saturday’s show with eventual winner James Arthur, she ensured she stole the show with her choice of kinky boots.

The former Pussycat Doll wore ‘Miss Fidal’ heels by Lebanese model-turned-designer Karen El-Khazen who launched own label, Karen K, in 2010.

Limited edition: The boots costs £1,635The limited edition leather boots cost $2,577 and ‘combine the designer’s love of lingerie and sexy heels’ by adding suspender style straps to the over-the-knee style.

The boots, on sale at Karen Boutique have a concealed platform within the black, skin-tight leather to create extra height.

Nicole teamed the boots with a black leather Gareth Pugh dress as she performed a cover of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love with James. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The sex factor: Nicole Scherzinger wore kinky heels by Karen K as she performed with James ArthurThe sex factor: Nicole Scherzinger wore kinky heels by Karen K as she performed with James Arthur

Spotted: Coco’s and Ice-T make first public appearance since Austin’s kissing scandal…

Seemingly solid: Coco and Ice's relationship has always appeared rock solidIce-T put on a united front with his wife Coco Austin on Monday night – after pictures of her in a series of steamy poses with rapper AP.9 resurfaced on the web.

The couple attended the Last Rite’s Gallery in New York, putting on a smiling display as they happily posed for the cameras.

Coco was in typical racy form, wearing tiny shorts and patterned tights with a leather jacket while Ice-T donned an all-black ensemble to match.

Ice-T was said to be furious over the snaps, which show Coco smirking at the camera and wrapping her arm around AP.9 as he plants a kiss on her cheek and burrows his face in her neck.

The pictures were taken in Las Vegas, where Coco is currently performing in her topless show, Peepshow, in a role she recently took over from pregnant Holly Madison earlier this year. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Brave face: Ice-T and Coco put on a brave face together at an art gallery in New York on Monday night in the wake of her being embroiled in a scandal over photos of her smooching with another rapperBrave face: Ice-T and Coco put on a brave face together at an art gallery in New York on Monday night in the wake of her being embroiled in a scandal over photos of her smooching with another rapper

Spotted: Biracial basketball player Stephen Curry and daughter…

Biracial basketball player Stephen Curry and daughter Riley,5 months, were captured in a Kodak moment right before Monday’s game between the Golden State ‘Warriors’ and the Charlotte ‘Bobcats.’

Curry spent a bit of time with his daughter before assisting his fellow teammates in defeating the ‘Bobcats’ 104-96. Although Riley fell asleep and missed most of the action, the crowd was on their feet as her dad scored several points and blocked numerous passes.

Curry’s trip to Charlotte was more like a trip down memory lane and less like an ordinary basketball game. A native of North Carolina, Curry got to visit family and friends as well as old spots in the city where he and wife Ayesha used to hangout.

“The lady who used to give me ice cream at the old coliseum is still here. She stopped me and said hi and offered me another scoop if I wanted one. … Little stuff like that makes the whole night special,” said Curry after the game.

Riley is Stephen and Ayesha’s first child together. Via BCK.

Daddy’s Little Girl: Riley is a cutie pieLittle poser: Riley has already mastered the art of posing for the camera

Biracial rapper Tyga and his mini-me son King Cairo share some camera time…

Biracial rapper Tyga and his girlfriend Blac Chyna are basking in the luxuries of parenthood. The rapper and his girlfriend recently shared an adorable pic of their two-month-old son Cairo King that highlights the joys of parenting.

King, who is his dad’s lookalike can be seen smiling at his dad, while Tyga dotes on his son. The rapper and his model girlfriend welcomed baby King into the world on October 16, 2012.

“Welcome King Cairo Stevenson 7lbs 1oz…#blessed!!!! 40 long weeks….So happy words can’t explain.” tweeted mom.

King is Tyga and Blac Chyna’s first child together. Via BCK.

Doting dad: Tyga and his lookalike son enjoy some bonding timeCute as pie: King Cairo is a handsome little guyAre you still there? King Cairo looks up to see if his mom and dad are still thereHello World: King Cairo at just a few days old

Red carpet confidential: Tia Mowry-Hardrict bonds with twin Tamera about breastfeeding

Tia and son 2Sister, Sister indeed! When first-time mom Tamera Mowry-Housley welcomed son Aden Nov. 12, she turned to twin Tia Mowry-Hardrict, 34, for some much-needed advice.

“The first thing, she was like ‘oh my goodness, how do you do this breastfeeding? It’s difficult, it’s hard, and it hurts!’” Tia, whose son Cree is 17-months-old, tells me this week during ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Winter Wonderland event in NYC. “I’m like ‘just stay with it. Everything will be fine.’”

She continues: ‘ I’ve also given her the advice of ‘sleep when the baby sleeps,’ because, like me, we want to make sure everything is tidied up around the house and in the kitchen and with the clothes.’

‘I’m like ‘Tamera, you just have to let them pile up a little bit, and sleep when your baby sleeps, because if you don’t, you will be a walking zombie.’”

One relative who can’t get enough of baby Aden is Tia’s son Cree, whose dad is her actor husband Cory. Visit OK! USA to continue reading Tia’s interview…

Happy 3rd birthday Hank Baskett, Jr. as he celebrates with Thomas the Tank Engine cake!

Looks like three’s the charm for Kendra Wilkinson. Just as she and football star husband Hank Baskett marked their third year of marriage, the couple struck a pose for the cameras as they celebrated their son Hank Jr.’s birthday in Oak Park on Thursday.

With her platinum locks in a tight up-do and a tee bearing the words ‘Love Never Fails,’ the 27-year-old former Playmate showed off the number three with her husband and son as they posed with the little birthday boy. The curly-haired toddler, dressed in red to match his NFL-star dad, looked ready to party as he blew out the candles on his Thomas the Tank Engine cake.

Hugh Hefner’s former squeeze was glowing in red earlier in the day as she and her husband took part in a Toys for Tots holiday toy drive in Los Angeles. Wilkinson recently told Us Weekly that she’s not planning on having another baby any time soon and is happy to be out and about again in Hollywood.

‘We like to go out now,’ she said. ‘We’re back to being young and fun again! We love to go out, we love to be in Hollywood . . . YOLO,’ she added. ‘You only have one life to live and we love to be young!’

The former The Girls Next Door star reportedly gained 60 pounds when she was pregnant with Hank Jr. and suffered from an emotional breakdown. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

One, Two, Three: Kendra Wilkinson and NFL hubby Hank Baskett are ready to party as they pose with their three-year-old son Hank Jr. at his birthday party on ThursdayOne, Two, Three: Kendra Wilkinson and NFL hubby Hank Baskett are ready to party as they pose with their three-year-old son Hank Jr. at his birthday party WednesdayNo peeking: Earlier Kendra was spotted pulling along Hank Jr. as his dad walks carefully bearing gifts during a shopping trip in Oak Park, CaliforniaNo peeking: Kendra pulls along Hank Jr. as his dad walks carefully bearing giftsSorry Hank Jr., These Aren’t For You: Kendra and Hank showed off their charitable side as they attended a holiday toy drive for Toys for Tots on Thursday nightSorry Hank Jr., These Aren't For You: Kendra and Hank showed off their charitable side as they attended a holiday toy drive for Toys for Tots WednesdayTurkey day! The happy family poses for breakfast over Thanksgiving weekendTurkey day! The happy family poses for breakfast over Thanksgiving weekend

Alicia Keys: “I’m thinking of shaving my head after this new hairstyle!”

Alicia Keys Billboard interviewAlicia Keys recently chopped off most of her hair, and the singer is looking to go even shorter. The R&B superstar debuted her bob hairdo this summer. In a recent interview, Keys said she wants to go “even shorter.” 

Alicia Keys recently earned her fifth no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

When asked if she would shave her head, the 31-year-old replied: “I’m thinking about something like that. I’m telling you. I’m going there. I’m doing it.”

The Grammy-winning Keys arrived on the music scene in 2001 with braids, and she has mostly worn her hair long. She says with her new cut, she’s able to do more with her hair.

If she shaves her head, she’ll follow a list of celebrities including Natalie Portman, India.Arie, Chrisette Michelle and Kellie Pickler. Via Billboard.com

A few months too late! Donna Summer is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… alongside Public Enemy and Randy Newman

Honouree: Randy Newman is one of the other eight stars being inducted

Honoree: Randy Newman is one of the other eight stars being inducted

Donna Summer has received posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The late ‘Queen of Disco’, who passed away aged 63 in May, is among eight stars being inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame, which pays homage to people who have influenced the music industry.

Other inductees included hip hop pioneers Public Enemy, singer-songwriter Randy Newman, Canadian progressive rockers Rush, rock band Heart and the late blues guitarist Albert King.

Non-performers Lou Adler, executive producer of the 1975 rock-musical cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and pop arranger, composer and producer Quincy Jones are also named to the Hall of Fame. They will be officially inducted at a ceremony in April in Los Angeles.

Joel Peresman, president and chief executive of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement: ‘We are thrilled to announce this year’s class of inductees, which again represents the broad, compelling and significant definition of rock and roll.’

Summer rose to fame in 1976 with the disco hit Love to Love You Baby. She had three number one hits in 1979 with Hot Stuff, Bad Girls and No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), a duet with Barbara Streisand. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Donna Summer: ‘I feel love’:

Posthumous honor: Donna Summer has received an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameDonna Summer photoMusical influence: Public Enemy, formed by artists Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff gave hip hop a political and social conscience in the 1980s and early 1990sMusical influence: Public Enemy, formed by artists Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and DJ Lord, is known for giving hip hop a political and social conscience in the 1980s and early 1990s

Spotted: Cheryl Cole and boyfriend Tre Holloway at L’Oreal Christmas bash…

Beauty queen: The 29-year-old singer left the party at Cafe de Paris with her boyfriend Tre Holloway in tow Cheryl Cole showed off an impressive and luscious head of hair as she left a L’Oreal Christmas bash on Monday night.

The 29-year-old singer, who is the face of the brand’s hair care products, showed off long shiny locks as she exited the party with her boyfriend Tre Holloway.

Cheryl wasn’t just showing off her new extensions either, the Call My Names singer also had her pins out on display.

The Geordie singer showed off her legs in a tight olive green leather skirt which she teamed with a festive jumper and a furry black coat.

Cheryl beamed to photographers as she exited Cafe de Paris with her boyfriend in hot pursuit. The couple had left the party early, much to the dismay of other guests.

X Factor contestant Rylan Clark had also attended the bash, but was left disappointed after he failed to meet the star. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Showing off her best assets: Cheryl Cole was sen leaving the L’Oreal Christmas party showcasing long glossy locks and slim pinsShowing off her best assets: Cheryl Cole was sen leaving the L'Oreal Christmas party showcasing long glossy locks and slim pins Hair perfect: The star had her new extensions teased into loose curls falling around her shouldersHair perfect: The star had her new extensions teased into loose curls falling around her shoulders She is a Northern girl: Cheryl didn’t wear tights and showed off bare legs in her olive skirtShe is a Northern girl: Cheryl didn't wear tights and showed off bare legs in her olive skirt

Amber Rose and fiance rapper Wiz Kahlifa reveal they first denied model’s pregnancy because of a previous miscarriage…

Playing it safe: The rapper and the model decided to not announce their second pregnancy until September at the VMAs

Playing it safe: The rapper and the model decided to not announce their second pregnancy until September at the VMAs

Amber Rose has revealed how her pregnancy was touched with sadness as she had a miscarriage just before getting pregnant for the second time.

The 29-year-old model and her rapper boyfriend Wiz Khalifa, were devastated after they lost her first child during her first trimester.

Amber is just two months away from giving birth to a baby boy and her beau, who’s real name is Cameron Thomaz, says after the tragic loss of the first unplanned pregnancy they initially denied the model’s second pregnancy.

The Black And Yellow rapper told DJ QDeezy on Philadelphia radio station Hot 107.9 that is why they waited until she was in her second trimester at the September MTV Video Music Awards.

‘Her first pregnancy was like right before and it was unexpected,’ the rapper said. Right when we found out she was pregnant she lost the baby, and she got pregnant again like right around the time we found out she lost the baby.’

‘So that second time when she got pregnant, we didn’t want to say anything about it until after her second trimester and everything.’

The 25-year-old hit maker says he is excited to become a father for the first time. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Our pain: Wiz Kahlifa and fiancee Amber Rose, pictured here shopping for a new home last week, revealed on Tuesday that prior to her current pregnancy she had a miscarriageOur pain: Wiz Kahlifa and fiancee Amber Rose, pictured here shopping for a new home last week, revealed on Tuesday that prior to her current pregnancy she had a miscarriageKahlifa and fi‘Showing him right’: Wiz, who often raps about smoking marijuana, says he is looking forward to be the best father he can be'Showing him right': Wiz, who often raps about smoking marijuana, says he is looking forward to be the best father he can beWiz junior: Amber has dubbed the baby her ‘Lil Wizbud’ and says he enjoys listening to the single she just released with his fatherWiz junior: Amber has dubbed the baby her 'Lil Wizbud' and says he enjoys listening to the single she just released with his fatherThanks ‘homewrecker’: The 29-year-old model split with long time boyfriend Kanye West in 2010 claiming he cheated on her with Kim KardashianThanks 'homewrecker': The 29-year-old model split with long time boyfriend Kanye West in 2010 claiming he cheated on her with Kim Kardashian

RIP! Norah Jones‘ father Ravi Shankar has has died aged 92…

Ravi Shankar, 92, performs during a concert in Bangalore, IndiaRavi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92.

A statement on the musician’s website said he died in San Diego, near his Southern California home.  The musician’s foundation issued a statement saying that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week.

The prime minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s office confirmed his death and called him a ‘national treasure.’ Labeled ‘the godfather of world music’ by George Harrison, Shankar helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music.

He also pioneered the concept of the rock benefit with the 1971 Concert For Bangladesh. To later generations, he was known as the estranged father of popular American singer Norah Jones.

As early as the 1950s, Shankar began collaborating with and teaching some of the greats of Western music, including violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Respect: Students and teachers pay tribute to legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College where Shankar had studied in Varanasi, IndiaRespect: Students and teachers pay tribute to legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College where Shankar had studied in Varanasi, IndiaTribute: Indian students light candles to pay tribute to Ravi ShankarTribute: Indian students light candles to pay tribute to Ravi ShankarMemory: A student pays tribute to Ravi Shankar in front of a picture of himMemory: A student pays tribute to Ravi Shankar in front of a picture of him Tribute: Shankar, who is credited with connecting the world to Indian music, died Tuesday in San Diego at the age of 92Tribute: Shankar, who is credited with connecting the world to Indian music, died Tuesday in San Diego at the age of 92Soul-star Norah Jones and her father Ravi Shankar were known to have a strained relationshipSoul-star Norah Jones and her father Ravi Shankar were known to have a strained relationship Ravi Shankar pictured with his daughter Anouskha in LondonRavi Shankar pictured with his daughter Anouskha in LondonEye Opening: George Harrison, of the Beatles, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles in 1967Eye Opening: George Harrison, of the Beatles, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles in 1967Indian musician Ravi Shankar, 92, looks on during a function to launch 23rd edition of Limca book of records in music, in New Delhi, India in January 2012Indian musician Ravi Shankar, 92, looks on during a function to launch 23rd edition of Limca book of records in music, in New Delhi, India in January 2012Elton John (left), guest, Jeff Beck (Centre in black), guest, Patti LaBelle (centre right), Anoushka Shankar (front right), and Ravi Shankar (right)Elton John (left), guest, Jeff Beck (Centre in black), guest, Patti LaBelle (centre right), Anoushka Shankar (front right), and Ravi Shankar (right) Inspirational: George Harrison and Ravi Shankar at a press conference in New York, 1971 where they announced a benefit concert for the Bangladesh refugeesInspirational: George Harrison and Ravi Shankar at a press conference in New York, 1971 where they announced a benefit concert for the Bangladesh refugeesRavi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade careerRavi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career

Get a room, love! Madonna puckers up to toyboy lover Brahim Zaibat on stage in Brazil…

She may be a 54-year-old mother-of-four, but Madonna certainly doesn’t seem ready to leave her raunchy side behind just yet. Continuing her tradition of shocking and causing controversy with her live shows, the queen of pop proved she’s still got it as she puckered up to her toyboy lover on stage in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The Like A Virgin hitmaker seemed to surprise Brahim Zaibat – who at 25, is almost 30 years her junior – with a saucy smooch while her gig was in full motion. Locking lips for all to see, Madonna certainly didn’t hold back with her very public display of passion, with the star ramming her tongue straight down the throat of her man.

Clearly happy to share their intimate moment in front of thousands of people, Brahim seemed enamored by his cougar lady as he tenderly wrapped his arm around the singer’s waist. While the French dancer showed off his incredible physique by going topless on stage, Madonna opted for an androgynous look for her show, teaming a black corset, with a white shirt, tie and black pinstripe pants. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Raunchy: Madonna puckered up to her toyboy lover, Brahim Zaibat, on stage in BrazilRaunchy: Madonna puckered up to her toyboy lover, Brahim Zaibat, on stage in Brazil Saucy: Madonna certainly didn’t gold back with her very public display of passion, with the star ramming her tongue straight down the throat of her manSaucy: Madonna certainly didn't gold back with her very public display of passion, with the star ramming her tongue straight down the throat of her manControversial: Madonna’s latest performance was pretty tame by her usual shocking standardsControversial: Madonna's latest performance was pretty tame by her usual shocking standardsGoing incognito: On Tuesday, Madonna came over all bashful as she hit beneath dark shades and a wide-brimmed hat in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGoing incognito: On Tuesday, Madonna came over all bashful as she hit beneath dark shades and a wide-brimmed hat in Buenos Aires, Argentina Undercover: Madonna is due to perform in Buenos Aires on Thursday and Sunday nightsUndercover: Madonna is due to perform in Buenos Aires on Thursday and Sunday nights

Congrats! Comedian Byron Allen welcomes baby No. 3: Lucas Byron!

Byron Allen and familyCongratulations are in order for Byron Allen and wife Jennifer Lucas. The comedian/producer, 51, and his television producer wife welcomed their third child – a son named Lucas Byron Allen on Tuesday, December 11, PEOPLE reports.

Arriving at 11:31 a.m., baby Lucas weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. and measured 20 inches long.

“Mother and baby are doing great,” Byron’s rep tells the mag.

The happy couple — who were wed in September 2007 — are already parents to daughters Chloe Ava, 4, and Olivia Rose, 2½. Congratulations to the Lucas-Allen family!

Bridget Kelly release video for ‘Special Delivery’…

Biracial singer Bridget Kelly has finally released the video for her single ‘Special Delivery’.

The song, a sultry track,  in which Bridget sings about the moment a woman realizes it’s over and wants to express herself before her guy does something right to make her change her mind, finds the New York native writing a letter.

Watch the long-awaited video below:

Oops! Walt Frazier refers to Kris Humphries as  ‘the Kardashian guy’ during Knicks/Nets game…

During Tuesday night’s epic game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, Hall of Famer and Knicks commentator Walt Frazier referred to Kris Humphries as “the Kardashian guy.”

Apparently Frazier wasn’t familiar with Humphries and questioned fellow commentator Mike Breen during the game, “Oh, that’s the Kardashian guy?”

Breen replied with, “Yes, it is.”

It seems Humphries may never live it down his 72 day marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Via theGrio

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Nicole Scherzinger: ‘I’ll wear Spanx and a push-up bra to cook Christmas dinner this year!’

Slender Nicole doesn't look to be in need of Spanx - but the star says she loves the control pantsShe is the ultra-glamorous Pussycat Doll who soared to glory on this year’s X Factor when her act James Arthur won.  Her ‘sha-mazing’ performance on the show won her countless new fans – many of whom gaped at her dazzling dresses on the show week after week.

And now, the sha-mazing star herself has revealed just what she’s going to be wearing this 25 December: A pair of not-so glamorous Spanx.

The suck-me-in control pants have fast become the go-to garment for celebrities and regular folk alike looking to banish the bulge and avoid the dreaded VPL – and they are now set to make up Nicole’s Christmas look too.

Even slender young stars like Katy Perry, Tulisa and Kristen Stewart admit to wearing them, and everyone from Princess Beatrice to Kim Kardashian via Jennifer Lopez has inadvertently flashed a glimpse of their Spanx.

So if nothing else, Nicole, 34, is in excellent company.

 The star told Closer magazine she would be pairing her control pants with a push-up bra: ‘I’ll be wearing Spanx and a great bra to lift up those puppies!’ she said in an interview with the magazine.

‘I can’t wait to have Christmas with my family,’ she added, saying that she would be indulging on chicken, dumplings and pecan pie. There’s no diet then,’ she says. ‘I like to pig out over Christmas and work it off in January.’

‘Then I’ll go running in Hyde Park and do Bikram yoga classes. I also try to cut down on salty foods and eating late at night.’ she continued. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Dazzling: Slender Nicole doesn’t look to be in need of Spanx – but the star says she loves the control pants – whether she’s wearing them under these X Factor gowns is as yet unconfirmedNicole Scherzinger fashionista 1LEFT: With fellow X Factor judge and Spanx fan Tulisa Contostavlos, and right, Nicole has won the hearts of X Factor fans with her strong leadership and witty one-linersNicole Scherzinger fashionista 2How the stars do it: Spanx are worn by everyone from Princess Beaatrice and Sienna Miller to Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently said the control pants are ‘the way all the Hollywood girls do it’Power pants: Spanx have proved a hit with A-listers and ordinary women alike

Show Review: Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013…

Jason Wu has certainly come far from the days of sweet dresses and separates that made his designs First Lady-perfect. He has taken on an edge with leather and bare midriffs having their moment on his Spring 2012 runway, much to the surprise of many.

For his pre-Fall 2013 collection, he is upgrading the sex quotient with bombshell looks fit for Hollywood’s hottest who are already huge fans of his designs: think Gabrielle Union and Diane Kruger to name a few.

Inspired by Antonio Lopez and his muses, Grace Jones and Jerry Hall, the collection is full of body-hugging silhouettes, red carpet-ready gowns and cocktail dresses, and enough leather to get you through to Spring. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Woody Harrelson the surfer dude makes a splash on a break from shooting a movie…

Woody Harrelson took time off from shooting his new moving Catching Fire to brush up on his surfing skills in Hawaii. The 51-year-old actor was spotted riding waves along Oahu’s North Shore this week.

The Surfer, Dude star lives in Hawaii with his wife Laurie Louie and their three daughters, Deni, 19, Zoe, 16, and Makani, six, and surfing is one of his favorite sports.

Woody was spotted on Tuesday taking to the waves on his blue surfboard and having a marvelous time, even though it seemed he had more wipeouts than standouts. The Cheers star would paddle along on the waves and manage to stand up a few seconds on his board before falling backwards into the ocean.

Woody took it all in stride, and perhaps just hanging out with his male buddy was fun enough. The No Country For Old Men star was even caught checking out his fellow surfers – including a curvy bikini-clad brunette. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Harrelson goes Hawaiian: Woody took in a surfing lesson on Oahu’s North Shore on Tuesday and a few spillsHarrelson goes Hawaiian: Woody took in a surfing lesson on Oahu's North Shore on Tuesday and a few spills Blue Hawaii: Woody lives in Oahu with his wife Laura Louie and their three daughtersBlue Hawaii: Woody lives in Oahu with his wife Laura Louie and their three daughtersBalancing act: Woody’s surfing technique looked a little rusty as he struggled to stay on top his boardBalancing act: Woody's surfing technique looked a little rusty as he struggled to stay on top his boardCool spill: Woody got carried away on a wave and fell backwardsCool spill: Woody got carried away on a wave and fell backwardsWipeout! Woody got knocked off his board when one wave proved too trickyWipeout! Woody got knocked off his board when one wave proved too trickyBabe watch: The Cheers star was even caught checking out a curvy brunette surferBabe watch: The Cheers star was even caught checking out a curvy brunette surferStill standing: Woody was thrilled when he could surf without fallingStill standing: Woody was thrilled when he could surf without falling

Biracial actress Cree Summer expecting baby #2…

Great news! Cree Summer is expecting her second child with husband Angelo Pullen. The delightful news came via Twitter a few days ago during a conversation with fellow actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict.

“Brave is 20 Months old and I am 7 months pregnant with her Lil sister,” tweeted Summer.

Cree recently spoke with Curly Nikki about her daughter’s natural curls and the lack thereof saying: “It’s actually very straight and very blond! My father has blue eyes, blond hair and my mother is very dark skinned. My husband is not mixed, and he’s maybe a shade or two darker than I am.”

“And here comes my very fair skinned, straight haired, gray eyed daughter! If my daughter didn’t look like him, I’d have a lot of explaining to do! It’s still early, and it looks like it’s starting to get a curl to it, but for the most part, it’s very light and very straight.”

Summer and husband Angelo will welcome their baby girl early next year. Cree has starred in several animations since leaving ‘A Different World’ over a decade ago. Via BCK.

Expectant mommy: Cree  and her fair daughter pose for the cameraGenetics are funny: Cree’s daughter has taken after her Caucasian maternal grandfatherDaddy duty: Brave is definitely daddy’s girl

Lala and son Kiyan get in the holiday spirit, talk Santa Claus…

La La Anthony and her son Kiyan,5, celebrate the Christmas season with candy canes and jolly hats. The reality star and her son are looking festive in their black and grey wear, posing next to a large striped pole.

La La recently gave her two cents on Santa Claus and Kiyan coming to grips with the reality of him not being real.

“My little man Kiyan is almost six years old this holiday season, which means I may only have two or three more Christmases where he believes in Santa Claus. That’s a bittersweet realization for me,” said the reality star.

“I know that finding out the truth about Santa is part of growing up, but I just love seeing his eyes light up when he talks about what ‘Santa’ left him. Will it be the same when he knows it’s just mom and dad? I guess all I can do is cherish this time while it lasts.”

Kiyan is La La and husband Carmelo Anthony’s first child together. Via BCK.

Ten love letters Mick Jagger sent to girlfriend that inspired hit Brown Sugar fetch more than £185,000 at auction…

Brown Sugar: Marsha Hunt, pictured in 1970, was the inspiration for the Rolling Stones' hit song and recipient of the 'poetic' love lettersThey are the passionate love letters Mick Jagger wanted to keep under wraps. Written in the summer of 1969 to his secret lover Marsha Hunt, they reveal a tender side to the Rolling Stones singer rarely seen in public.

Jagger is understood to have made it clear to his former girlfriend that he wished to keep them private – but she had other ideas.

Yesterday, they went under the hammer for an incredible £187,250 after a three-minute bidding war at Sotheby’s.

The 10 letters, said to paint a picture of Jagger as a ‘poetic and self-aware’ 25-year-old, were written to the American-born singer while Jagger was in Australia.

In one steamy note, he promises Marsha: ‘I will kiss you softly. And bite your mouth too.’ In other letters, he is more poetic, musing: ‘If I sailed with you around the world/All my sails would be unfurled.’

Miss Hunt provided the inspiration for the Stones’ 1971 hit Brown Sugar and gave birth to Jagger’s child Karis in 1972 after a three year love affair. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Trade words across the Indian ocean’: The rock legend is said to have made it clear that he wanted the intimate notes kept private'Trade words across the Indian ocean': The rock legend wrote the letters to singer Marsha Hunt in the summer of 1969Love letter: An envelope containing one of the letters, written by a 25-year-old Mick Jagger during his time in Australia and sent to Ms Hunt’s London address, which sold for £187,250Love letter: An envelope containing one of the letters, written by a 25-year-old Mick Jagger during his time in Australia and sent to Ms Hunt's London address, which sold for £187,250Like father, like daughter: Marsha Hunt in the late 90s with daughter Karis, fathered by Mick during their three-year love affairLike father, like daughter: Marsha Hunt in the late 90s with daughter Karis, fathered by MickNot approved: Mick Jagger, on stage with the Rolling Stones at the O2 in London, is said to have told Ms Hunt to keep the letters privateNot approved: Mick Jagger, on stage with the Rolling Stones at the O2 in London, is said to have told Ms Hunt to keep the letters private

Scottie Pippen working on reality show ‘Big Pippen’…

larsa and scottie pippenIs former Chicago Bulls superstar and NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen set to be the next reality TV star? According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Big Pippen” is one of seven new docuseries in development for WE tv’s 2013-14 viewing schedule.

WE tv is owned by AMC Networks and can be seen in 81 million homes. Senior VP Lauren Gellert told the Hollywood Reporter described the new programming as “spotlighting characters whose lives we want to explore.”

As for “Big Pippen,” which also features Scottie’s wife, Larsa, here’s the premise behind the show, according to the network:

Big Pippen, from Left Right Productions, revolves around Chicago power couple Larsa and Scottie Pippen. From private jets to designer digs, diamond rings and six NBA championships, the Pippen’s live a truly charmed life. Add in her overbearing family and his clan from Arkansas, this duo is living life Big Pippen style.

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American Idol fashion faceoff: Mariah Carey outshines Nicki Minaj…

Battle of the divas: Mariah Carey made sure to trump fellow American Idol judge-turned-enemy Nicki Minaj in the fashion stakes by rocking up to a taping of the reality TV contest in a dramatic red dress on WednesdayShe is known as one of the biggest divas in the music industry. And Mariah Carey showed that she’s still very worthy of that title as she rocked up to tape Hollywood week for American Idol in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Surrounded by several stylists, make-up artists and assistants, the songstress made sure to trump fellow Idol judge-turned-enemy Nicki Minaj in the fashion stakes.

The 42-year-old showed off her curves in a bright red strapless gown complete with an array of glittering diamond jewels.

The Butterfly hit maker also wore a pair of skyscraper heels and held a pair of tinted sunglasses in her hands.

After getting her foundation touched up by a make-up artist, Mariah made sure all eyes were on her as she strutted into the studios.

In stark contrast, Nicki exited her car with no assistants in tow and was wearing a very casual and uncharacteristic pair of velour tracksuit pants tucked into fluffy boots.

On her top half she slipped on a matching black T-shirt and leather motorcycle jacket.

Nicki had her trademark blonde hair out in a straight style and had a signature swiping of bright pink lipstick on her lips. The two divas had a shaky start and introduction to the American Idol panel earlier this year when they had an explosive row. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Getting ready for her close-up: A make-up artist was seen touching up Mariah’s foundation before the tapingGetting ready for her close-up: A make-up artist was seen touching up Mariah's foundation before the tapingEntourage: Mariah was surrounded by several stylists, make-up artists and assistantsEntourage: Mariah was surrounded by several stylists, make-up artists and assistantsStark contrast: In stark contrast, Nicki exited her car with no assistants in tow and was wearing a very casual and uncharacteristic pair of velour tracksuit pants tucked into fluffy bootsStark contrast: In stark contrast, Nicki exited her car with no assistants in tow and was wearing a very casual and uncharacteristic pair of velour tracksuit pants tucked into fluffy boots Platinum blonde: Nicki had her trademark blonde hair out in a straight style and had a signature swiping of bright pink lipstick on her lipsPlatinum blonde: Nicki had her trademark blonde hair out in a straight style and had a signature swiping of bright pink lipstick on her lipsStaying out of it: Fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson was also seen arriving for the tapingStaying out of it: Fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson was also seen arriving for the tapingCool customer: Keith Urban looked cool as a cucumber in jeans and a leather jacketCool customer: Keith Urban looked cool as a cucumber in jeans and a leather jacket The line-up: All the judges pose with host Ryan Seacrest in an official American Idol photographThe line-up: All the judges pose with host Ryan Seacrest in an official American Idol photograph

Kim Kardashian wears matching outfit with sister…

Kim KardashianThey are currently filming their spin-off reality show Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. And it seems spending all that time together is having an effect on Kim and Kourtney Kardashian’s wardrobes.

The famous sisters coordinated their outfits ahead of a South Beach shopping trip on Wednesday and both opted to wear peplum skirts.

But while they chose the same shape of skirt, the similarities between the two ensembles ended there.

Kourtney, 33, looked chic by teaming the fashionable skirt, in an olive hue, with a structured coral top that boasted shoulder pads – leaving her looking like a smart businesswoman.

But her younger sister Kim, 32, naturally felt the need to make her own outfit as sexy as possible.

She wore the tight-fitting skirt in leather, her favorite fabric, and teamed it with a black crop top in order to flash some of her midriff.  Both of the reality stars completed their looks with black court shoes.

The sibling duo were seen arriving at a Sisley store to do a spot of shopping. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Working girls: The pair film their reality showWorking girls: The pair film their reality showAny excuse: Of course Kim tried to make her outfit as sexy as possible by choosing leather for her skirt and pairing it with a midriff-revealing crop topAny excuse: Of course Kim tried to make her outfit as sexy as possible by choosing leather for her skirt and pairing it with a midriff-revealing crop topKeeping it chic: Meanwhile Kourtney looked fashionable as she paired her olive skirt with a structured coral topKeeping it chic: Meanwhile Kourtney looked fashionable as she paired her olive skirt with a structured coral top

Nick Cannon talks Mariah Carey and premarital sex with Howard Stern…

It seems as though waiting to have sex until marriage is becoming a hit in Hollywood. The latest couple to reveal they waited until after tying the knot to have sex are Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey.

During an interview with Howard Stern, when asked how he was able to wait to have sex, Nick Cannon responded:

“It was Mariah Carey. If Mariah Carey gave a bad blowjob, I didn’t care. In my mind, I’m with it. Either way its one of the most beautiful women that ever walked the planet.”

When asked if he was nervous to feel her up after the wedding, he responded:

“I was excited. It was so different because we were jet setting and traveling and stuff [while we were dating]. So I would be back home, there would be other chicks, but this was the one woman that was like none of that is going down. I knew her values.”

Back in 2008, Mariah Carey talked about her relationship with Nick and revealed that waiting made their marriage even more special:

“It’s not that we had no intimacy, we just didn’t have complete intimacy. It’s just me, and my feelings. I definitely don’t want to push it on anybody else. But we both have similar beliefs, and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until after we were married. And it was, and it still is.”

Fortunately for them, they didn’t have to wait long as they were married two months after dating.

Glee’s Naya Rivera tweets picture of herself wearing a VERY revealing Christmas outfit…

She is usually seen wearing a cheerleading outfit to play the character of Santana Lopez in her hit TV series Glee. But Naya Rivera has slipped into a costume of a different kind to get into the spirit of Christmas this year.

The 25-year-old actress posted a snap of herself wearing a cheeky Santa’s Little Helper outfit on her Twitter account.

The brunette star wrote in the accompanying caption: ‘Hahahaha this is hysterical. Christmas FUN!!!’.

In the snap, the incredibly toned star displays her muscular abs in a red bra complete with bow and a very short red and white skirt. The California native star completes the look with a Santa hat and smiles for the camera. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Cheeky: Glee star Naya Rivera posted a snap of herself wearing a cheeky Santa’s Little Helper outfit on her Twitter accountCheeky: Glee star Naya Rivera posted a snap of herself wearing a cheeky Santa's Little Helper outfit on her Twitter account Hit role: Naya plays the character of Santana Lopez in her hit TV series GleeHit role: Naya plays the character of Santana Lopez in her hit TV series Glee Stunning: The California native poses on the red-carpet at the 19th Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Celebration in October this yearStunning: The California native poses on the red-carpet at the 19th Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Celebration in October this year

Whites will no longer be a majority in U.S. by 2043 as Hispanic population surges, Census data reveals…

Shift: Hispanics, currently 17 per cent of the population, will more than double in absolute number, making up 31 per cent, or nearly 1 in 3 residents

Shift: Hispanics, currently 17 per cent of the population, will more than double in absolute number, making up 31 per cent, or nearly 1 in 3 residents

White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate.

The official projection, released today by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known.

America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Since the mid-2000 housing bust, however, the arrival of millions of new immigrants from Mexico and other nations has slowed, pushing minority growth below its once-torrid pace.

‘Moving forward, the U.S. will become the first major post-industrial society in the world where minorities will be the majority,’ Suarez-Orozco said.

‘With the white baby boomer population now leaving the work force, the most fundamental challenge will be connecting with this fast-growing U.S. group in terms of their education.’

The U.S. has nearly 315 million people today. According to the projections released Wednesday, the U.S. population is projected to cross the 400 million mark in 2051, reaching 420.3 million a half century from now in 2060. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Data: This graph shows the current racial population (green) in regard to the 2060 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau (orange). These numbers show a steep decline in the number of white Americans while the Hispanic and black populations appear to riseData: This graph shows the current racial population (green) in regard to the 2060 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau (orange). These numbers show a steep decline in the number of white Americans while the Hispanic and black populations appear to risePopulation surge: America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minoritiesPopulation surge: America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minoritiesChanges: The non-Hispanic white population, now at 197.8 million, is projected to peak at 200 million in 2024, before entering a steady decline in absolute numbers as the massive baby boomer generation enters its golden yearsChanges: The non-Hispanic white population, now at 197.8 million, is projected to peak at 200 million in 2024, before entering a steady decline in absolute numbers as the massive baby boomer generation enters its golden yearsStalled: Since the mid-2000 housing bust, the arrival of millions of new immigrants from Mexico and other nations has slowed, pushing minority growth below its once-torrid paceStalled: Since the mid-2000 housing bust, the arrival of millions of new immigrants from Mexico and other nations has slowed, pushing minority growth below its once-torrid pace

Iman visits the Wendy Williams show, talks fashion and 20-year marriage to David Bowie…

One of our favorite supermodels, Iman, stopped by “The Wendy Williams Show” on Wednesday to share some of the sage advice she has picked up over the years and to stun us with her age-defying beauty, of course.

The 57-year-old beauty wore a chic magenta suit, silky purple blouse and sparkly cocktail rings, all from the Rachel Zoe’s stylish, yet struggling, clothing collection. And after being sidelined from rocking heels due to a foot fracture this summer, it was nice to see the star back in her beloved stilts.

Iman told viewers that there is nothing ladylike about wearing ballet flats and that she was dying to get back into her stilettos.

“Brian Atwood are the only shoes I can wear. Who knew that something this high could be comfortable?” she said.

And while heels are a permanent part of her style arsenal, we were surprised to learn that makeup isn’t. For a woman who runs a major cosmetics brand, Iman revealed that she only wears makeup once or twice a week for meetings and interviews.

The lack of speckle doesn’t seem to bother her better half. Iman’s 20-year marriage to legendary rocker David Bowie is the stuff fairy tales are made of.

The secret behind their long-lasting love? Iman said that keeping their personal and professionals lives separate is the key to keeping the marriage intact all these years.

“We never have photographs taken in our apartment and we don’t do fashion shoots together,” Iman said. “Home is private.”

Watch Iman talk about the secret to her 20-year marriage below:

Ageless: At 57 years young, Iman shows no sign of aging…Iman on wendy williams show 1Effortless: The 57-year-old beauty wore a chic magenta suit from the Rachel Zoe collection, a silky purple blouse and sparkly cocktail ringsIman on wendy williams show 2

Show Review: Prabal Gurung pre-Fall 2013…

As we move into Fall, fashion collections get darker and more texture-heavy, reflecting the autumnal chill that is soon to come: well for most designers at least. With his assortment for the season, Prabal Gurung is showing that he doesn’t believe in more neutral hues for Fall, as his latest creations are as bright as they come.

The modern printmaster continues his signature patterns, taking from a bevy of inspirations including his native country of Nepal, Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, and vintage ads from Versace and Versus.

All the influences are apparent from the collection’s visual beauty to the avant-garde and sexy vibe that runs through almost every look. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Nicole Scherzinger stuns in a fringed little black dress as she goes for sushi dinner with girl pals…

Dressed to impress: The star faced the cold in a fringed dress with a peep-toe heel After several visits to the Japanese restaurant over the past few weeks, it’s probably safe to assume Nicole Scherzinger has a penchant for sushi.

The X Factor star hit Nobu in London again on Wednesday night, this time accompanied by a handful of female friends.

And looking as shamazing as usual, the star donned a trendy little black dress that featured fringes all over for her girls night out.

She braved the cold and opted to go tightless, showing off her toned dance legs as she made her way to the restaurant.

Nicole sported her usual smokey eye makeup and donned a pair of peep-toe stilettos to complete the glamorous look for her girls night out.

After dinner, the star continued her night with friends and headed over to The Box, making time for a quick hug with a delighted fan on the way.

And the former Pussycat Doll star is a big fan of the Japanese restaurant, as she has been spotted there many times in the past few months, often enjoying a late night sushi dinner with former X Factor judge Louis Walsh. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Looking shamazing for sushi: Nicole Scherzinger was spotted at her favorite Japanese restaurant on Wednesday donning a little black dressLooking shamazing for sushi: Nicole Scherzinger was spotted at her favourite Japanese restaurant on Wednesday donning a little black dressPretty lady: Nicole glammed up for her night out in London with her girlfriendsPretty lady: Nicole glammed up for her night out in London with her girlfriends Fancy seeing you here: The popular X Factor star was hugged by a fan as she made her way to a club following the dinnerFancy seeing you here: The popular X Factor star was hugged by a fan as she made her way to a club following the dinnerSome much needed time off: The star said she’s looking forward to spending Christmas with her family in HawaiiSome much needed time off: The star said she's looking forward to spending Christmas with her family in HawaiiPretty chilly: The star later covered up with a stylish black coat as she made her way through SohoPretty chilly: The star later covered up with a stylish black coat as she made her way through Soho

Mariah Carey tweets a cute snap of son Moroccan chilling out in his pajamas…

It’s become pretty common for parents to share photos of their kids on social media. And Mariah Carey is the perfect example of a mum wanting to show off her baby to the world. The singer tweeted an adorable photo of her son Moroccan chilling in his pajamas on Wednesday night.

Mariah’s 20-month old son was laid back against a pillow with his legs spread out in a comfy position. His cute Afro hair has grown considerably over the last year, and his big brown eyes could have been inherited from his mother or father Nick Cannon.

Holding onto a stuffed animal, Moroccan looked straight at his mummy behind the camera. His sister Monroe wasn’t pictured, but she may well have been in the arms of her doting dad.

The cuteness of her son, left Mariah lost for words as she shared the photo on Twitter with the simple comment: ‘Roc… what more can I say?’

With 448 retweets and counting, clearly the American Idol judge’s followers shared her appreciation. Via DailyMail

Chilling out: Moroccan Cannon looks cute in plaid pyjamas in a picture taken by his superstar mother Mariah CareyChilling out: Moroccan Cannon looks cute in plaid pyjamas in a picture taken by his superstar mother Mariah CareyIdol: Mariah has been busy filming Hollywood week of the hit American talent show for which she is a judgeIdol: Mariah has been busy filming Hollywood week of the hit American talent show for which she is a judge

Spotted: Seal arriving LAX airport in the company of a mystery woman…

Bieber style: Seal wore some low hanging harem pants similar to the one's favoured by the pop princeSince Heidi Klum and Seal ended their marriage, the model has already stepped out in public with a new man who just so happened to be her bodyguard Martin Kirsten.

But her British ex-husband has yet to become official with another woman.
However, on arrival in Los Angeles from London, Seal was seen with a mystery lady… and she couldn’t be more different from Heidi.

This doesn’t mean his brunette traveling partner wasn’t pretty. She had a quaint girl next door image and went make-up free for the long trip.

Wearing a black blazer, white T-shirt, grey jeans and a chunky patterned scarf, the mystery girl carried a duty-free shopping bag as she walked through customs.

Her outfit was far less frivolous get up compared to the bikini-clad girl Seal was picture with earlier in the year. The Newborn Friend singer on the other hand seemed to be taking fashion tips from pop prince Justin Bieber.

Wearing low slung harem pants and a leather biker jacket,Seal strutted through the airport like the rockstar he is. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Who’s that girl? British singer Seal arrives at Los Angeles international airport with a mystery womanWho's that girl? British singer Seal arrives at Los Angeles international airport with a mystery womanFollow the leader: The 43-year led the way out of the airport with the unknown lady right behind himFollow the leader: The 43-year led the way out of the airport with the unknown lady right behind himJump in my car: Te mystery brunette gets in the same hired car as SealJump in my car: Te mystery brunette gets in the same hired car as SealCat that got the cream: this new lady could very well be the reason behind the smug grin on the singer’s faceCat that got the cream: this new lady could very well be the reason behind the smug grin on the singer's face

Happy 13th birthday to Rachel Roy‘s daughter Ava Dash!

Ava Dash is officially a teenager! The 13-year-old celebrated her birthday on Friday, December 7, 2012 with mom Rachel Roy and sister Tallulah,4, by her side.

“Happy Birthday! Love you Ava, baby,” tweeted Roy who gave her daughter a gold hand chain and a trip to the ‘Playing For Keeps’ movie premiere for her special day.

Rachel and her girls recently returned from vacation where they met up with a few mermaids and had the Disney experience.

“With love from paradise. Kick off to the holidays…from a Disney weekend to these mermaids I found on the beach…,” tweeted the designer.

Ava and her sister Tallulah are Rachel and ex-husband Damon Dash’s only children together.

Multiracial birthday girl: Ava and her sister are of Asian (Indian), African-American and Caucasian (Dutch) descentMotherly love: Rachel Roy kisses her daughter’s foreheadYummy: Ava’s birthday cake looks delicious

Playboy interview Matt Damon, talks career, family life and new movie!

Matt Damon playboyAmong Hollywood’s tiny circle of leading men, Matt Damon is considered a quiet giant. In a look-at-me industry he’s a stealth star, at least compared with Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney or Tom Cruise—free from rumors, personal spinouts and scandals.

Fiercely guarded about his personal life, wary of self-promotion and constitutionally allergic to showy moves on-screen and off, Damon is rumored to have earned as much as $20 million a film.

In the past decade he has aligned himself with such directing heavyweights as Martin Scorsese (The Departed), Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit), Clint Eastwood (Invictus, Hereafter), Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo) and Steven Soderbergh (The Informant!, Contagion and three Ocean’s caper flicks).

PLAYBOY: Since we spoke in 2004 you’ve worked nonstop, married and had three daughters, along with a stepdaughter, with Luciana Barroso, kept active politically and philanthropically and—probably most important to moviegoers—become an action star in the Bourne franchise. With Jeremy Renner starring in last summer’s The Bourne Legacy, are you officially done with Bourne?

DAMON: The thing that drove Bourne, the deepest source of his angst and anguish, what made him interesting, was the fact that he didn’t have his memory. By the end of the last one we did, he has his memory back. When he knows who he is and where he’s going, there’s not much left for me to play.

He’s just an utterly efficient machine, and when he’s in only that mode—some of us involved with those movies refer to him as “Mission: Bourne”—it’s fun to watch for a little while, but I don’t know if you can watch that for a whole movie. Visit Playboy to read Matt Damon’s full interview…

Matt Damon: “Michael Douglas was a wonderful kisser in Liberace movie!”

Marital bliss: Damon said he is 'shi**y' at spicing up the romance in his relationship with wife Luciana

Marital bliss: Damon said he is ‘shi**y’ at spicing up the romance in his relationship with wife Luciana

As a family man with three children and a stepdaughter, Matt Damon was understandably nervous about taking part in a number of nude scenes for his TV movie Behind the Candelabra.

But the actor has admitted he is regularly seen in the buff in the forthcoming HBO film about the relationship between his character Scott Thorson and entertainer Liberace, played by Michael Douglas.

‘Normally I’d say no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it playing the long-term partner of Liberace,’ Damon says in a new interview with Playboy magazine. ‘I mean, it’s tastefully done. But this movie’s not going to be for everyone.’

The actor also discusses his love scenes with Douglas, and even complements him on his kissing technique:

‘Michael was a wonderful kisser,’ he laughs. ‘My concerns ended up mattering a lot less once we were filming. The dynamic between the men was complex and interesting.’

‘Liberace was very powerful and adored, a great showman making $50,000 a week doing his act in Vegas. Scott was much younger and grew up in foster homes, so there was a lot to play.’

In fact, Matt describes how the two actors thought hard about how to act out their scenes of passion.

‘We both have a lot of gay friends, and we were not going to screw this up,’ says the actor. ‘It wasn’t the most natural thing in the world to do, though. Like, for one scene, I had to come out of a pool, go over to Michael, straddle him on a chaise lounge and start kissing him.’

‘And throughout the script, it’s not like I kiss him just once. We drew it up like a football plan.’

The HBO film, which will air next year, is based on Thorson’s autobiographical book Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace and was filmed over the summer. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

His side of the story: Matt Damon plays Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson in the HBO film Behind the CandelabraHis side of the story: Matt Damon plays Liberace's lover Scott Thorson in the HBO film Behind the CandelabraHis side of the stiry: Matt Damon will play Liberace’s lover Scott ThorsonHis side of the stiry: Matt Damon will play Liberace's lover Scott Thorson Flamboyant: Next year Michael Douglas will hit our screens as the legendary music icon, Liberace in HBO movie, Behind the CandelabraFlamboyant: Next year Michael Douglas will hit our screens as the legendary music icon, Liberace in HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra Kings of bling: Liberace and lover Scott Thorson, seen here in 1982 have been brought to life in a new biopic starring Douglas and Damon as you’ve never seen them beforeKings of bling: Liberace and lover Scott Thorson, seen here in 1982 have been brought to life in a new biopic starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as you've never seen them before

Aisha Tyler and Shemar Moore visit ‘Watch What Happens Live’…

“The Talk” co-host Aisha Tyler and Shemar Moore were guests at the clubhouse for “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday evening. And things got steamy when Sweet “Aint Nobody Got Time For Dat” Brown got a lap dance from a shirtless Shemar Moore who looked like the black version of ‘Magic Mike’.

After Andy Cohen cheated on the “Gimmie Shemar Moore” ‘spin the wheel to take off clothes’ game, and the “Criminal Minds” star’s shirt came off, things got real strip-clubbish.

A shirtless Shemar Moore gave Sweet Brown a lap dance while everyone cheered him on. And hilarity ensued. Sweet Brown said:

“I DO have time for dat!”  Via theYBF

Simple beauty: Aisha Tyler who is interracially married looked beautifulAisha Tyler WWHLHaving fun: Shemar Moore, Andy Cohen and Aisha Tyler played a variety of gamesAisha Tyler WWHL 2

Tulisa Contostavlos poses for Sheer Magazine: “I’m no model, but I am getting better at posing!”

Kicking off: Tulisa said although she is no model, she has got better at posing

Kicking off: Tulisa said although she is no model, she has got better at posing

She may say she’s no model but it’s all there in black and white as Tulisa reveals her dark side in one of her raunchiest shoots yet.

The 24-year-old positively sizzles in front of the camera in a selection of revealing outfits, showing off her slim figure and soulful attitude as she perfectly pouts in front of the camera.

And although the solo singer said she ‘hates having to stand still’, the results of her glossy magazine shoot even impressed the sometimes grouchy X Factor judge.

‘I like the images, but I hate having to stand still. I like to move around a lot and be active. Being quiet and still is a challenge for me!’, Tulisa told Sheer magazine.

She added: ‘I’m learning as I go along, I’m no model but I am getting better at posing.’

And the self-styled Female Boss said although she was more than happy to ditch some of her more colorful outfits for the Italian Vogue inspired shoot, she doesn’t let herself worry about her fashion choices.

In the interview Tulisa muses over her days with N-Dubz, saying she mainly misses the boys after a performance.

‘I like the freedom and not worrying about the boys antics and naughtiness affecting the band. Although I do miss the parties.’

And with a her self-penned autobiography Honest to promote as well as her album The Female Boss, Tulisa is getting ready for a busy Christmas and New Year. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

See the full interview in Sheer magazine, out nowSee the full interview in Sheer magazine, out nowSmouldering: Tulisa shows off her dark side in the glossy magazine shootSmouldering: Tulisa shows off her dark side in the glossy magazine shoot Clothes horse: Tulisa has come in for criticism for some of her fashion choicesTulisa Contostavlos fashion evolution

Spotted: Cheryl Cole out and about with boyfriend Tre and fellow bandmate Nicola…

Off to fix a motor? Cheryl Cole

Mechanic Cheryl Cole?

Cheryl Cole may have been bang on trend in her jumpsuit as she dined out with fellow band member Nicola Roberts but her navy outfit may have been more at home on the back of a mechanic rather than a model.

Although the 29-year-old brunette showed off her slim figure in her tight outfit, she was left fading into the background as 27-year-old band-member Nicola’s bright pink cardigan caught onlooker’s eyes.

But Nicola and Fight For This Love singer Cheryl looked like they couldn’t care less as they laughed and joked leaving the central London restaurant, with Cole’s boyfriend Tre Holloway in tow, of course.

Nicola paired her bright jacket with strappy sandals and some skinny jeans while her dip-dyed blonde hair was loose around her shoulders.

Off to fix a motor? Cheryl Cole Cheryl had her long brunette locks curled into loose ringlets and added some bright red lipstick to brighten up her look, finished off with some wedge leopard print boots.

Although the jumpsuit may have cinched in the star’s tiny waist because of it’s simplicity it gave the impression of being similar to a boiler suit used by mechanics.

Although her boyfriend Tre didn’t seem to mind the look as he joined the girls on their night out. He stepped out in a trendy smart casual look in pants, shoes, a checked shirt and smart grey jacket.

The dancer finished off his look with a baggy beanie hat on his head shielding him from the London chill, while he wore glasses to complete the look. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Boiler suit chic: Cheryl Cole fades into the background in her navy jumpsuit as Nicola Roberts brightens up the evening with her pink jacketBoiler suit chic: Cheryl Cole fades into the background in her navy jumpsuit as Nicola Roberts brightens up the evening with her pink jacket Girls night out: Cheryl and Nicola looked deep in conversation as they left the restaurantGirls night out: Cheryl and Nicola looked deep in conversation as they left the restaurant Three’s company… Cheryl’s boyfriend Tre Holloway joined the girls on their night out and escorted them out of the venueThree's company... Cheryl's boyfriend Tre Holloway joined the girls on their night out and escorted them out of the venueHeads down: Two of the five Girls Aloud members look slightly secretive as they leave the restaurant for their dinnerHeads down: Two of the five Girls Aloud members look slightly secretive as they leave the restaurant for their dinnerDinner date: The trio headed to London eaterie Bubbledogs for hot dogs and champagneDinner date: The trio headed to London eaterie Bubbledogs for hot dogs and champagneGetting along: it’s nice to see Cheryl’s boyfriend gets on with her girl pals so wellGetting along: it's nice to see Cheryl's boyfriend gets on with her girl pals so wellFollow me: Cheryl leads the way as the pair slip out of the restaurantFollow me: Cheryl leads the way as the pair slip out of the restaurant Feeling the chill? Nicola looks decidedly cold as she leaves the restaurantFeeling the chill? Nicola looks decidedly cold as she leaves the restaurant Girly gossip: Cheryl and Nicola chatted away as Tre followed closely behindGirly gossip: Cheryl and Nicola chatted away as Tre followed closely behindCenter of attention: Cheryl walked along with her boyfriend and best pal by each of her sidesCentre of attention: Cheryl walked along with her boyfriend and best pal by each of her sidesDate night for three: Tre went for smart casual in pants, a checked shirt, tailored jacket and beanie hatDate night for three: Tre went for smart casual in trousers, a checked shirt, tailored jacket and beanie hatMaking her mark: Cheryl showed off her scarlet red lips and nails as she finally left the restaurantMaking her mark: Cheryl showed off her scarlet red lips and nails as she finally left the restaurant

American Idol fashion face-off: Mariah Carey outshines Nicky Minaj again…

Loving it: Mariah was revelling in the chance to finally outshine her fellow judge and rival Nicki MinajShe certainly does not enjoy being put in the shade. And notorious diva Mariah Carey seized her chance to shine when her rival Nicki Minaj turned up late to an American Idol taping in Hollywood on Thursday.

The saucy singer looked almost at her best as she teetered her way into the venue surrounded by bodyguards. The 42-year-old had certainly pulled out all the stops, and was a real show-stopper dressed head to toe in gold.

Mother-of-two Mariah reveled in showing off her meaty yet defined legs in a high cut dress, while her strappy shoes also helped to show them in the best light.

And she was able to secure all of the attention after her fellow judge and rival made the unprofessional mistake of turning up two hours late. And even then she looked like she had been dragged through a hedge backwards, wearing a particularly unflattering outfit.

The 30-year-old, who hails from the rough New York neighborhood of Queens, may have been going for a ghetto fabulous look in her Hello Kitty slippers, fur jacket jeans and hooded top.

But the move backfired spectacularly, and the producers of the show will have been left speechless by her attire. The girls managed to steal all of the attention, but the show’s other judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban were both in attendance. Via DailyMail.

Golden girl: Mariah Carey quickened the pulse of men at the taping of an American Idol show in Hollywood by donning this minidressGolden girl: Mariah Carey quickened the pulse of men at the taping of an American Idol show in Hollywood by donning this mini dressCarey on sergeant: Mariah will no doubt be acting like a drill instructor in an attempt to forge the young talentCarey on sergeant: Mariah will no doubt be acting like a drill instructor in an attempt to forge the young talentNot-so-bootyful: Nicki looked like she had been dragged through a hedge backwards when she finally arrivedNot-so-bootyful: Nicki looked like she had been dragged through a hedge backwards when she finally arrivedHiding her face: Perhaps there was a reason the singer and rapper kept a hood over her headHiding her face: Perhaps there was a reason the singer and rapper kept a hood over her headThe Jack: Former Journey bassist Randy Jackson looked excited to be back in the driving seatThe Jack: Former Journey bassist Randy Jackson looked excited to be back in the driving seat

The stylish way to travel! Alexandra Burke matches her luggage with her jacket as she jets off to LA…

Fifty shades of grey: The former X Factor winner looked a little less colourful as she attended a charity event in London earlier this week

Fifty shades of grey: The former X Factor winner looked a little less colourful as she attended a charity event in London earlier this week

Alexandra Burke is certainly embracing the pop star lifestyle and the fashion statements that come with it. The former X Factor winner was spotted at Heathrow airport on Thursday showing off her style credentials by donning a jacket in the same fabric as her suitcase.

The singer used the airport hall as her own personal runway to show off her matching orange and black outfit by German luxury label MCM. Jetting off to LA in style, the star made sure every part of her outfit was color-coordinated.

Both the tan colored leather jacket and the luggage featured the brand’s logo – which was a favorite with rappers in the 90s – and the colors coordinated with her sneakers and quirky beanie as well.

With the long transatlantic flight in mind, Alexandra kept comfortable in black leggings and a T-shirt. The star later tweeted a picture of herself in business class seat on the airplane.

She took off the coordinated accessories, pouted and made a peace sign to her Twitter followers.

She didn’t share what she would be doing once she arrived in LaLa land, simply writing on her page: ‘And I’m off …. See you beasties on the other side …. Xxx #LABound.’

But whatever her mission is in Hollywood, it’s sure to have something to do with making music. Alexandra has been spending a lot of time in the studio plotting her way back to the charts, after her last single only hit number 33 in the UK. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Talk about matchy-matchy! Alexandra Burke shows off her superstar style credential as she matches her bag with her jacketTalk about matchy-matchy! Alexandra Burke shows off her superstar style credential as she matches her bag with her jacketTravelling in style: Alexandra showed her Twitter followers what life is like in business class. Peaceful, apparentlyTravelling in style: Alexandra showed her Twitter followers what life is like in business class. Peaceful, apparently

Cheryl Cole gets festive in novelty knit as she joins ‘Girls Aloud’ at BBC Maida Vale studios…

In the mood: The singer turned up to the studios sporting her Christmas jumper along with her Girls Aloud bandmates to record the Live LoungeIt’s been hailed as Christmas Jumper Day and it seems Cheryl Cole is more than happy to embrace the festive spirit. The Girls Aloud star turned up to the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London on Friday morning sporting her own take on festive knitwear.

The singer was seen grinning widely as she walked out of her chauffeur driven car wearing an old school retro jumper.

She kept warm in the top, which had a pink, yellow and white pattern, while she finished off her cute look with a small leather skirt underneath.

Cheryl opted for tights to complete the ensemble, while her nails were still painted red from her evening out the night before with bandmate Nicola Roberts and boyfriend Tre Holloway.

Nicola appeared to be missing from the studio visit, while Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding were all in attendance. Nadine braved the cold more than her bandmates as she went for bare legs, flashing the flesh in a mini polka dot dress and heels.

Although she did keep her coat on as she made her way inside, and tied a bright yellow scarf around her neck.

Harding and Walsh instead went for pants, with Sarah going for a vibrant pair of printed bottoms with a loose black jumper and her blonde locks worn in a side ponytail. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Getting festive: Cheryl Cole steps out in a novelty knit on ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ as she turns up to the BBC Maida Vale StudiosGetting festive: Cheryl Cole steps out in a novelty knit on 'Christmas Jumper Day' as she turns up to the BBC Maida Vale StudiosWrapping up: Cheryl sported her cosy knit for the outing, which she matched with a cute leather skirtWrapping up: Cheryl sported her cosy knit for the outing, which she matched with a cute leather skirtColorful: Cole smiled at the waiting fans and posed for cameras before going inside to greet presenter Fearne CottonColourful: Cole smiled at the waiting fans and posed for cameras before going inside to greet presenter Fearne CottonGreeting fans: Cheryl happily signed autographs for her eager waiting devoteesGreeting fans: Cheryl happily signed autographs for her eager waiting devoteesLegs on show: Nadine bared her flesh as she showed off her physique en route inLegs on show: Nadine bared her flesh as she showed off her physique en route inEarly morning: Kimberly joined the girls on Friday morning to take to the mics in the studioEarly morning: The girls rounded up on Friday morning to take to the mics in the studioOh no, it’s raining! The girls emerged from the studios later and got caught in the pouring rainOh no, it's raining! The girls emerged from the studios later and got caught in the pouring rain

Show Review: Bottega Veneta pre-Fall 2013

Tailoring is the focus for Tomas Maier’s pre-Fall 2013 collection for Bottega Veneta which celebrates simplicity of design, save for a ruffles here and there.

From kimono-sleeve tie waist coats to office-appropriate separates, the offerings are an expert study in function and modernity with rich textures galore. Neutral shades with splashes of mahogany encompass the Fall-perfect color palette. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Sandra Bullock and ‘new best friend’ Melissa McCarthy take Louis out on magical Disneyland day out…

'Great chemistry': Director Paul Feig has spoken out about the new showbiz friendshipThey recently starred together in The Heat, and it seems Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy struck up a friendship on set.

The two actresses were spotted enjoying a family day out in Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on Thursday. Sandra pushed son Louis around in a stroller and Melissa was joined by acting husband Ben Falcone.

The actresses bundled up in hats and coats as they strolled through the theme park and introduced baby Louis to all the Disney characters.

And Louis seemed content letting mum Sandra do all the heavy-lifting as he leaned back in his stroller and clutched a toy.

Meanwhile, Melissa was enjoying a popcorn treat as she walked ahead of her friend as she chatted to Ben. The two thespians are set to star in a new blockbuster by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, set to be released in April.

Cop comedy The Heat is about an uptight FBI agent and an unconventional Boston police officer who are forced to work together. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Mommy’s boy: Sandra Bullock carries her son Louis, who was wearing a pair of Mickey Mouse ears, during a day at Disneyland in California on ThursdayxDoubleact: The actress was joined by her pal and co-star Melissa McCarthyxNew BFF’s: Sandra, Melissa and husband Ben Falcone walk around the theme park with little Louis in his strollerNew BFF's: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone enjoy a day at Disneyland as they show baby Louis aroundDay with Disney: Sandra pushed Louis in his stroller as Melissa enjoyed a snackDay with Disney: Sandra pushed Louis in his buggy as Melissa enjoyed a snackFriendship on set: The two actresses bonded this summer when they were filming a new cop comedy togetherFriendship on set: The two actresses bonded this summer when they were filming a new cop comedy togetherDpting husband: Ben Falcone was also present and chatted to Sandra as they strolled through the parkDpting husband: Ben Falcone was also present and chatted to Sandra as they strolled through the parkHappy baby: Louis seemed content in his stroller, clutching a toy while enjoying the sights of the theme parkHappy baby: Louis seemed content in his buggy, clutching a toy while enjoying the sights of the theme parkA prince in his stroller! Louis was happy to be pushed around by his mother as he enjoyed his visit to DisneylandA prince in his pram! Louis was happy to be pushed around by his mother as he enjoyed his visit to Disneyland

Spotted: Kim Kardashian attending friend’s restaurant opening in a bib!

Glammed up: Of course, the curves that made her famous were on display with a thigh-high split in the figure-hugging dressShe’s best known for spilling out of her clothing rather than spilling on them, but it seems that was exactly what Kim Kardashian feared.

Attending the restaurant opening of her best friend Jonathan Cheban in Miami on Thursday , the big-bottomed reality princess donned an odd-looking white bib over her little black dress.

However, the strange white accessory of course did not distract from her curvacious figure, which was once again put on full display by a thigh-high split.

The figure-hugging dress featured a row of buttons on the bust, and it appears Kim added the white bib-like scarf to the outfit herself in an attempt to style it up, and make sure no food was spilled on the frock.

She donned her usual pair of stilettos and appeared in full make-up, leaving her long tresses straightened and falling down her back.

The Kardashian girl was joined by her brother-in-law Scott Disick on the night out, though there was no sign of her other famous sisters. Jonathan, a BFF to the Kardashian clan, seems to have been severely influenced by his time spend jetting around the world with the super star family.

His restaurant, Sushi Misaka, is specifically designed for high-profile guests, as it only has space for 60 people and boosts its own celebrity entrance, presumably to ensure all the famous diners will not be missed by the paparazzi. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Part of her Kollection? Kim Kardashian donned a bib over her LBD as she attended the restaurant opening of her chum Jonathan Cheban in MiamiPart of her Kollection? Kim Kardashian donned a bib over her LBD as she attended the restaurant opening of her chum Jonathan Cheban in MiamiNight out with the family: Kim was joined by brother-in-law Scott Disick as she visited the restaurant in MiamiNight out with the family: Kim was joined by brother-in-law Scott Disick as she visited the restaurant in MiamiNot a good look: Kim, here seen with BFF Jonathan, didn’t pull off the odd-looking bib-like accessoryNot a good look: Kim, here seen with BFF Jonathan, didn't pull off the odd-looking bib-like accessory

‘It’s incredible!’: Emeli Sandé‘s delight as her debut tops iTunes best selling albums of 2012 chart…

A winners smile! Emeli Sandehas the best selling album of 2012 on the UK iTunes charts

A winners smile! Emeli Sandehas the best selling album of 2012 on the UK iTunes charts

At the beginning of the year, very few people had heard of the singing sensation that is Emeli Sandé.

But after an incredible 2012 – which saw her perform not only at the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics, but also the Closing Ceremony and most recently, the X Factor final – the star has now come out on top.

According to iTunes, her debut album Our Version Of Events was the best selling record on the site in the UK. The star was followed in the charts by Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey, who also managed to wow iTunes users with their music.

The biracial British singer was overwhelmed to learn she had bagged the number one spot and send out a statement to thank her fans:

‘To hear that I’m iTunes’ Artist of the Year and that Our Version Of Events was the best-selling album on iTunes this year is just incredible!,’ it read. ‘Thank you for all your support and making this year even more special.’

Emeli also picked up a Brit Award this year, as well as three Mobo Awards.
Her current single collaboration with Labrinth, Beneath Your Beautiful, also reached the number one spot in the charts. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Incredible’: The star has had an impressive year, performing at both the ceremonies for the Olympics'Incredible': The star has had an impressive year, performing at both the ceremonies for the OlympicsHit record: Her debut album has been a massive success and has earned a Brit Award as well as three MobosHit record: Her debut album has been a massive success and has earned a Brit Award as well as three Mobos

Twitter rolls out its own photo editing and filter features after Instagram bans its pics from being seen in tweets!

In the next salvo of an escalating war between two giants of social media, Twitter has announced new versions of its iOS and Android apps to mimic Instagram-style filters and editing software just one day after the Facebook-owned picture app completely blocked user’s ability to embed its photos in tweets.

The new Twitter app will allow users to take a pic, crop it, enhance it, run it through one of eight filters, and then share it, all without closing the app.
The filters were made by Aviary, a company that specializes in photo editing software for mobile apps.

Tech-watchers call it a defensive move against the looming giant of Instagram.
Photo filters have become wildly popular but it’s still uncertain how many users will adopt the new Twitter app as Instagram has developed its own unique identity.

Kevin Systrom, the CEO of the photo-sharing service that was snapped up by Facebook earlier this year, announced last week that Instagram has turned off support for ‘Twitter cards,’ signaling a deepening rift between two of the web’s biggest brands.

Twitter users started to complain earlier this week in public messages that Instagram photos were not displaying properly on Twitter’s website.

Clarifying the situation, Systrom later released a statement saying: ‘We believe the best experience is for us to link back to where the content lives.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Rivals: The move to distance themselves from Twitter signals a deepening rift between Facebook and Twitter since the latter bought Instagram in AprilRivals: The move to distance themselves from Twitter signals a deepening rift between Facebook and Twitter since the latter bought Instagram in AprilNo support: Twitter users will be driven to Instagram’s own website by a link after Twitter cards, pictured, are scrappedNo support: Twitter users will be driven to Instagram's own website by a link after Twitter cards, pictured, are scrappedLink: Twitter users will just see a link, pictured, that will take them to the Instagram websiteLink: Twitter users will just see a link, pictured, that will take them to the Instagram websitePledge: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to keep Instagram’s ties to other social networks including Twitter, pictured, when he bought it in AprilPledge: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to keep the photo-sharing app's ties to other social networks including Twitter, pictured, when he bought it in April

Spotted: Actor Harrold Perrineau and wife at ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ movie premiere…

Harold Perrineau and his pregnant wife Brittany Perrineau were spotted at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The couple will welcome their third child, baby boy, in March of next year. The new addition will join big sisters Wynter,4, and Aurora,18. Harold recently secured a gig in the new TBS comedy series ‘Wedding Band,’ which premiered in November. Via BCK.

KolorBlind love: Harrold and his wife Brittany are expecting baby #3 soonHappy couple: Brittany poses with her baby bumpWhispering sweet words: Harold shares something funny with his wife

Multiracial Love: Nicole Scherzinger and beau Lewis Hamilton attend Jack Reacher premiere…

She's looks shamazing! Nicole put a stylish foot forward at the event in a demure black dress They have been seen together just a handful of times in the past few months but with the X Factor done and dusted Nicole Scherzinger finally has some time to spend with her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton.

The pair were looking very loved up as they attended the Jack Reacher premiere in Leicester Square on Monday night. Nicole and her F1 racing beau were seen staring into each other’s eyes as they hugged on the red carpet.

Lewis looked delighted to be spending some time with his girlfriend, who has been busy with the reality show since she joined the judging panel in June.
The 34-year-old singer looked suitably stylish for the event in a demure black dress.

The Zeynep Tosun garment boasted satin panels and quilted detail, cut out shoulders and a metal bow embellishment around her neck. Nicole teamed the dress with a pair of black peep toe heels and a snake-print clutch bag. She had her dark tresses pulled up into a tight bun. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

He’s got his girl back! Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger were seen gazing into each other’s eyes as they posed for pictures on the red carpet at a film premiere in London on Monday nightHe's got his girl back! Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger were seen gazing into each other's eyes as they posed for pictures on the red carpet at a film premiere in London on Monday night She seems smitten: The 34-year-old looked pleased to be back with her man after spending the past six months focusing on The X FactorShe seems smitten: The 34-year-old looked pleased to be back with her man after spending the past six months focusing on The X Factor Date night: The pair haven’t been seen out together in recent months owing to their busy schedules but with Nicole free of her X Factor duties they can now enjoy some alone timeDate night: The pair haven't been seen out together in recent months owing to their busy schedules but with Nicole free of her X Factor duties they can now enjoy some alone time

‘Jack Reacher’ movie premiere…

Meeting his fans: The Hollywood A-lister signs autographs for all of his fans at the premiere

Meeting his fans: The Hollywood A-lister signs autographs for all of his fans at the premiere

While most people covered up in coats and scarves, Rosamund Pike brought a touch of sunshine to the Jack Reacher premiere.

Not to be outdone by the wintery weather, the British star wore a canary yellow, backless dress as she hit the red carpet in Leicester Square on Monday night.

Joined by co-star Tom Cruise, the actress ensured that all eyes were on her in the floor-length Alexander McQueen gown as she posed for photographs.

Instead of opting for dark, dreary colors to match the weather, the former Bond girl fought off the winter blues in the bright, eye-catching dress.

With cutaway sides, the star must have felt the cold, but pulled off the look with confidence, showing off her tiny frame.

Covered up: Amal Fashanu showed up to see the filmLooking as elegant as ever, and in great spirits, the 33-year-old smiled as she met fans and chatted on the red carpet.With her hair tied back in an elegant knot and with natural-looking, minimal make-up, the actress proved her style credentials.

Rosamund was joined by the film’s star Tom Cruise, who opted for a more casual red carpet look, ditching his usual suit.

The Mission Impossible actor wore a pair of dark blue jeans, a black jumper and a black suede jacket for the premiere of his latest action flick.

She might have had a hectic night last night, but X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger also turned out to see the new film, with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton in tow.

The singer showed off her figure in a skin-tight black dress, while her other half looked every inch the Formula One driver in a casual jacket and sneakers.

Another star of the film, David Oyelowo, looked suave in a pinstripe suit, while Angela Riseborough looked a little more demure than last night in a buttoned up sheer shirt and burnt orange suit.

The new action film, which is based on the popular books by British author Lee Child, follows a retired military policeman who gets dragged into a murder case.

Jack Reacher trailer:

Bringing the sunshine: Rosamund Pike wears a show-stopping Alexander McQueen gown to the Jack Reacher premiereBringing the sunshine: Rosamund Pike wears a show-stopping Alexander McQueen gown to the Jack Reacher premiereStrike a pose: Tom poses for photographs before heading inside for the screening of his new filmStrike a pose: Tom poses for photographs before heading inside for the screening of his new filmRay of light: The British actress doesn’t seem to feel the cold as she poses for photographs on the red carpetRay of light: The British actress doesn't seem to feel the cold as she poses for photographs on the red carpetAction hero: Tom Cruise looks casual as he shows up to promote his latest action flickAction hero: Tom Cruise looks casual as he shows up to promote his latest action flickTiny frame: The star shows off her tiny figure as she exposes her back on the red carpetTiny frame: The star shows off her tiny figure as she exposes her back on the red carpetCan’t stop partying: Instead of having a night in after a hectic weekend, X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger shows up to the premiere with Lewis Hamilton in towCan't stop partying: Instead of having a night in after a hectic weekend, X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger shows up to the premiere with Lewis Hamilton in towOut and about: Tom Hardy and girlfriend Charlotte Riley show up to see the new action filmOut and about: Tom Hardy and girlfriend Charlotte Riley show up to see the new action filmLooking suave: David Oyelowo and his girlfriend make an effort as they hit the red carpetLooking suave: David Oyelowo and his girlfriend make an effort as they hit the red carpet

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominations are out! Lincoln – Daniel Day-Lewis’ historical drama scores 13 nominations for Critics’ Choice Movie Awards…

Daniel Day-Lewis’ historical film Lincoln has earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced the nominees for its 18th annual awards ceremony next Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Lincoln, which covers the final four months of the American president’s life, beat the 12 nods that Black Swan garnered in 2010. Day-Lewis received a nomination for Actor for his role as the enigmatic politician.

And bids also went to director Steven Spielberg, as well as supporting players Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Tip your hats: Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, topped the list with 13 nominations for Critics’ Choice Movie AwardsTip your hats: Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, topped the list with 13 nominations for Critics' Choice Movie AwardsCritics love Lincoln: The historical drama garnered more nods than 2010’s Black Swan; nominations included Actor for Day-Lewis as the enigmatic American presidentCritics love Lincoln: The historical drama garnered more nods than 2010's Black Swan; nominations included Actor for Day-Lewis as the enigmatic American presidentRunner up: Les Miserables starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman scored a close second with 11 nominationsRunner up: Les Miserables starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman scored a close second with 11 nominationsSinging their praises: Jackman garnered a nod for Actor and Hathaway, who was put through the ringer as Fantine, earned a nomination for Supporting ActressSinging their praises: Jackman garnered a nod for Actor and Hathaway, who was put through the ringer as Fantine, earned a nomination for Supporting ActressOddball romance: Silver Linings Playbook did well with 10 nominations including Best Picture and an Actor nod for star Bradley CooperOddball romance: Silver Linings Playbook did well with 10 nominations including Best Picture and an Actor nod for star Bradley Cooper Not such a tough guy: Robert De Niro has critics in the palm of his hand, earning a Supporting Actor nomination for his role in the quirky Silver Linings PlaybookNot such a tough guy: Robert De Niro has critics in the palm of his hand, earning a Supporting Actor nomination for his role in the quirky Silver Linings PlaybookLife of Pi: The fantasy adventure picked up nine nominations including Best Picture, Director for Ang Lee and Adapted Screenplay for David MageeLife of Pi: The fantasy adventure picked up nine nominations including Best Picture, Director for Ang Lee and Adapted Screenplay for David Magee Skyfall: The latest James Bond flick earned a magic seven nominations including nods for Javier Bardem (Supporting Actor) and Judi Dench (Supporting Actress)Skyfall: The latest James Bond flick earned a magic seven nominations including nods for Javier Bardem (Supporting Actor) and Judi Dench (Supporting Actress)The Master: The drama won seven nominations including an Actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix, Supporting Actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Supporting Actress for Amy AdamsThe Master: The drama won seven nominations including an Actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix, Supporting Actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Supporting Actress for Amy AdamsAwed by Argo: Critics gave the film seven nominations including Director for Ben Affleck, who also stars in the drama, and a Supporting Actor nod for Alan ArkinAwed by Argo: Critics gave the film seven nominations including Director for Ben Affleck, who also stars in the drama, and a Supporting Actor nod for Alan Arkin

2013 Golden Globe nominations: Lincoln dominates nominations…

In it to win it: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master and Denzel Washington in Flight are among the nominees for best actor in a drama

In it to win it: Denzel Washington in Flight is among the nominees for best actor in a drama

Steven Spielberg’s Civil War epic Lincoln led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations. It was honored in key categories, including best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

Tied for second-place with five nominations each, including best drama, are Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage-crisis thriller Argo and Quentin Tarantino’s slave-turned-bounty-hunter tale Django Unchained.

Other best-drama nominees are Ang Lee’s shipwreck story Life of Pi and Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden manhunt thriller Zero Dark Thirty.

Nominated for best musical or comedy were: the British retiree adventure The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; the Victor Hugo musical Les Miserables; the first-love tale Moonrise Kingdom; the fishing romance Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; and the lost-soul romance Silver Linings Playbook.

Globe attention can give contenders a boost for Hollywood’s top honors, the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out on January 10, three days before the Globe ceremony. Visit Dailymail to view the complete list of nominees…

Top honor: Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field in a scene from Lincoln. The movie was nominated for seven Golden Globe awards on Thursday, including for best dramaTop honour: Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field in a scene from the film, Lincoln. The movie was nominated for seven Golden Globe awards on Thursday, including for best dramaTying second place: Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candle in Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino, which received five nods along with ArgoTying second place: Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candle in Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino, which received five nods along with ArgoRecognition: Ben Affleck who stars in and directs Argo, a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. The film has received five nominations, including best dramaRecognition: Ben Affleck who stars in and directs Argo, a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. The film has received five nominations, including best dramaCreating a buzz: Jessica Chastain, as a CIA analyst in Zero Dark Thirty, will compete with Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz in the prestigious best actress in a drama categoryCreating a buzz: Jessica Chastain, as a CIA analyst in Zero Dark Thirty, will compete with Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz in the prestigious best actress in a drama categoryAnnounced: Megan Fox (second left), Ed Helms and Jessica Alba joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Aida Takla-O’Reilly for the announcement of the nominations in Beverly HillsAnnounced: Megan Fox (second left), Ed Helms and Jessica Alba joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Aida Takla-O'Reilly for the announcement of the nominations in Beverly HillsRust And Bone: Marion Cotillard has received a best actress in a drama nod, while the movie was also nominated in the foreign film categoryRust And Bone: Marion Cotillard has received a best actress in a drama nod, while the movie was also nominated in the foreign film categoryThriller: Helen Mirren, as Alma Reville in Hitchcok, for which she received a best actress in a drama nominationThriller: Helen Mirren, as Alma Reville in Hitchcok, for which she received a best actress in a drama nominationNod: Hugh Jackman (best actor in a musical or comedy nominee) and Anne Hathaway (supporting actress) were both recognised for their roles in Les Miserables, nominated in the best musical or comedy categoryxThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: The movie was nominated in the musical or comedy film category, seen here Dame Judi DenchThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: The movie was nominated in the musical or comedy film category, seen here Dame Judi DenchThrown a line: Ewan McGregor has won a nomination for best actor in a comedy or musical for his part in Salmon Fishing in the YemenThrown a line: Ewan McGregor has won a nomination for best actor in a comedy or musical for his part in Salmon Fishing in the YemenAnd the nominees are… Alba announces nominations at the 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards nominations event in Beverly HillsAnd the nominees are... Alba announces nominations at the 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards nominations event in Beverly Hills

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Weekly News 12/15/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

  1. So sad Susan Rice had to drop out of race. GOP is evil. On to happier news…Diana Ross looks fab, Michelle Obama’s hair is laid even if she does look mad and Nicole Scherzinger is gorgeous.

    • I know. Even Kim K looks good in her photoshoot. I have no comments for Coco and Ice-T other than sheer foolishness. You allow your wife to parade around naked and take crazy photos all the time why is this so different?

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