Archive for February, 2009

Chris Brown Jet Skis His Cares Away In Miami, FL

Apparently, on vacay with Rihanna

Earlier today we learned that Rihanna has reunited with her alleged attacker and boyfriend Chris Brown just weeks after she was reportedly assaulted by him in the early hours of February 8. According to this new report, the pair were spending some time together at one of P. Diddy‘s Miami, FL homes on some sort of holiday … which is evident by these new photos of Chris Brown enjoying himself on one of Diddy‘s jet skis just a few days ago:


Chris Brown had a blast on a jet ski Thursday in Miami, where he’s spending time with Rihanna — the woman he allegedly beat just weeks earlier. Chris — who looks like he’s recreating the wind up leading to the punch that left Rihanna bloodied and bruised — doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. And here’s an interesting tidbit — Rihanna is being shadowed by one of Jay Z’s beefy bodyguards.

Wow. Just … wow. I guess the “drama” is really pretty much settled between Rihanna and Chris — at least on their own personal level. While I think that the LA prosecutor’s office may still seek to charge Chris Brown with an assault charge (or more), I don’t think their case is helped at all by this latest development between Rihanna and Chris. I can even imagine a scenario where this whole ugly matter just goes away in a legal sense. I’m really at a loss, honestly. Do y’all think that this story can get any odder/sadder/worse?

[Photo credit: Mavrix; Source]

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Kylie Minogue Releases ‘Couture’

"Dare to Wear"

Hot on the heels of the release of Kylie Minogue‘s fragrances called Darling, Sexy Darling and Showtime, Kylie has just released a new fragrance called Couture. Here is the new full page promo ad that has just been released for this new perfume:


Naturally sophisticated and glamorous, Kylie is admired the world over for her distinctive personal style. Now the essence of her effortless elegance has been captured in a stylish, floral musky fragrance: Kylie Minogue Couture, available from February 2009. Elegant yet contemporary, this ultra feminine fragrance opens with an enchanting bouquet of amarena cherry, lemon flower and vintage violet. It builds to a deeper heart of exotic ylang ylang, night blooming jasmine and passionflower that illuminates the heart of the fragrance with its subtle exotic scent. The dry down is composed of musk ribbons, vanilla sorbet and white cedarwood, for a long lasting femininity. Speaking about her new fragrance Kylie says, “Like most women, I’m passionate about fashion and style, whether it’s red carpet glamour or everyday chic. With Couture I wanted to create a modern, sophisticated fragrance for every woman with a strong sense of style. I chose the name because Couture is the very heart and spirit of fashion.” The dazzling sophistication of Kylie Minogue Couture is reflected in the gracefully oval shaped eau de toilette bottle, with a unique cap which represents a modern portrayal of the corset. Couture comes beautifully packaged in a complementary light gold coloured box. An enticing blend of style and glamour, Kylie Minogue Couture exudes elegance and modernity. For every woman with style. ‘Dare to wear.’

I know I’m not too kind on celebs who like to release fragrances but y’all know I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Kylie and I simply cannot hate on any of her endeavors. I suppose I can understand how a fan might want to wear a fragrance that has been branded by their fave celeb (tho I cannot for the life of me imagine why anyone would want to smell like Céline Dion) cuz I can see the appeal of a Kylie perfume. After the jump, check out a short video advert for CoutureMore »

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Home Alone, Just The Two Of Us

The TV Guide

Last night had to be one of the most nonexciting nights of my life … and it was exactly what I was in the mood for. Altho I had only been away for a few days this week, it kinda felt to me that David and I were apart longer. We decided to just stay in last night and spend some time hanging out together. We ordered a pizza, watched movies and generally just enjoyed one another’s company … ’twas nice, let me tell you.

I am happy to report that the weather has warmed up considerably here in SoCal … we’re lookin’ at high 70′s today and tomorrow. I really want to get outside and soak up some sun. While it was great being home for a few days, I’m really lookin’ to erase all memories of the cold Michigan Winter from my mind.

This afternoon we’re meeting up with one of David’s college friends who is in town just for the day … I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for the rest of the day. We still need to get a bed, so we may do that. We’ve been sleeping in my old bed in the guest bedroom since we moved in so I guess we’ll have to get crackin’ on our bedroom sitch kinda soon.

I hope it is warm and sunny wherever in the world you are!! Have a great Saturday!

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J. Hud opens up, Jake may become a 'Yankee', Kidman is not pregs
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PITNB Readers, 022809

Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Joshua sends in a photo of Gary, from GarysRealLife.com, playing host at his Oscar party — Justin, in full Joker costume, sends in a photo from his Oscar party which offered gift bags and Harvey Milk shakes — my dear friend Michelle from Detroit, MI sends in a sexy-cute photo from Oscar night where she and her little buddy Grouchie showed their support for Milk and Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance BlackBrooke sends in a photo from her 30th birthday celebration at work where her co-workers showered her desk with fun decorations and put her on the cover of her own tabloid mag — Ashley sends in a pic from the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, LA this year with friends Lee Ann, Tiffany, Holly and PeytonMichelle sends in a pic with her baby Jack the Jack Russell:


Love it!! All of these pics are so fun, thank you for taking the time to share them with all of us. Much love to you all for all of your photos, I cannot wait to post the next batch next week. Keep ‘em comin’, y’all!! They are always much loved and appreciated! xo

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The White House Releases The First Official Photo Of Michelle Obama

Hail to the First Lady

The White House, just yesterday, released the first official photo of First Lady Michelle Obama — lookin’ all kinds of fine — in a beautiful sleeveless black dress by Michael Kors … which I present to you here:


Michelle Obama’s first official portrait as first lady was released by the White House Friday. She appears in a Michael Kors black shift dress and pearls in the photo, taken in the famed home’s “Blue Room” by White House photographer Joyce N. Boghosian. Obama is also featured on the March cover of Vogue. She’s the second first lady — after Hillary Clinton — to appear on the front of the magazine. In the interview with Andre Leon Talley, she opens up about helping Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, adjust to life in Washington, D.C. “I’m going to try to take them to school every morning — as much as I can,” she says. “But there’s also a measure of independence. And obviously there will be times I won’t be able to drop them off at all. I like to be a presence in my kids’ school. I want to know the teacher; I want to know the other parents.”

Wow. She looks stunning. The woman is the epitome of class and style … this is an amazing photo. And those arms, she just looks spectacular. CNN, of all outlets, published a story on how YOU can have strikingly toned arms just like the First Lady:

Those toned arms are becoming a trademark. And a source of inspiration for some women. Rylan Duggan, a personal trainer who runs Go Sleeveless, a blog that instructs women how to tone up flabby arms and “eliminate bat wings,” said that in addition to asking how to get “Madonna arms” or “Kelly Ripa arms,” clients are now asking about getting “Obama arms.” “The Obama effect has been that women of all ages have been inspired to take responsibility for their health and their body,” said Duggan. “As the first lady of the United States, at 44 years old, and with two young children, Mrs. Obama has shown the world that you are never too busy to take care of yourself and look good doing it too,” he said. Exercise advocates are also fans. “She’s a great role model,” said Jessica Matthews, a continuing education coordinator for the American Council on Exercise. “Women shy away from strength training, because they’re afraid of big muscles. She shows nice toned arms and that it’s not going to lead to this myth of a bodybuilder type.” Women don’t have the hormones to develop huge muscles by strength training, unless they’re working out to an extreme or taking steroids, Matthews said. Obama has said she exercises in 90-minute workout three times a week with a personal trainer. The first lady told People magazine that during an average day in the White House, she and the president get up at 5:30 a.m. and usually work out and have breakfast. When Obama emerged with uncovered arms on Tuesday, some grumbled about her showing too much skin on an occasion where other women were wearing long sleeves or suits. Boston Herald columnist Lauren Beckham Falcone wrote to Obama, “It’s February. Going sleeveless in subzero temperature is just showing off. All due respect.” But others were amazed, like 25-year-old Jessie Rosen. After seeing Obama at the speech Tuesday, she went to the Adidas store in New York and bought two five-pound dumbbells. “It was her arms being so toned in spite of her life,” she said. “This woman is redecorating White House, trying to raise two children and backseat driving the nation,” Rosen said. “She seems to have time to keep her arms toned, so why can’t I?” It’s only the second day of Rosen’s new dumbbell routine. She does 15 minutes with four to five different exercises in front of her television, before going to bed. She hopes the arm exercises will get her ready for beach season and upcoming weddings. But personal trainers say arm exercises alone are not enough to get toned arms. First, a person has to get rid of body fat from the body, meaning “you can’t spot reduce and just eliminate fat from the arms,” Duggan said. Also, an exercise program has to target all major muscles of the body. Personal trainer Matthews recommends moderate intensity cardio for 30 minutes, five times a week or vigorous intensity cardio for 20 minutes, three times a week. Both cardio exercises and strength training are needed to speed up metabolism and burn body fat. “Even if the goal is just the upper body, you want to train all major muscles,” said Matthews. “If you fail to strengthen the entire body, it limits lean mass. When we strength train, we are building lean body mass and decreasing body fat.” Strength training increases muscle mass and revs up the body to burn fat at a higher rate, allowing for the lean muscle definition to show. Matthews recommends strength training twice a week, on nonconsecutive days to allow muscles to repair themselves. “Women are just really terrified of weights,” she said. “They’re on cardio machines, elliptical for 60 minutes and wondering why they don’t see definition and tone. The missing link is strength training.” The arm exercises sculpt the muscle underneath, which should protrude as the fat fades. It’s unclear what kind of exercises Obama does to maintain her buff arms, but it appears to be both back and arm workouts, said Michele Vourliotis, author of “Amazing Arms: Get Toned Triceps, Beautiful Biceps, and Sexy Shoulders in Just Minutes a Day.” “She may be working out on machine, dumbbells, bands or using her body weight,” Vourliotis said. Pick the option that seems most suitable to you, she advised.

Whew! That sounds like a lot of hard work … but sometimes that’s what it takes to get in the shape you want to be in. The CNN article goes on HERE and offers general advice for a beginner interested in starting a work-out routine to try and tone up their arms. Getting back to the First Lady, I’m not at all surprised that she is getting some flack from folks for her style choices … in her high profile position, it’s to be expected. I, for one, applaud her physical fitness and love seeing her proudly looking her stylish best. While I look forward to the day (hopefully soon) when the discourse on our First Lady can turn to her professional achievements, I don’t really mind that some focus centers on her classy style. I just love her. I’m really glad that the White House and First Lady Obama saw fit to release this image as her first official photo.

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Josh Duhamel Adds ‘Gardener’ To His Résumé

Pretty in pink

In recent weeks, we’ve seen photos of newlywed Josh Duhamel engaged in various domestic activities … ranging from the menial dirty work to the handy productive work. Today, we get to see photos of Josh taking on a new project … now that he’s all settled down as a happily married hubby. Behold, Josh Duhamel: gardener extraordinaire:


Pink is a very nice color for Josh, wouldn’t you agree? Man, new wife Fergie Ferg has really got Josh doing all sorts of new domestic chores. I guess she is really in no need of a gardener when she’s got a hawt hubby to do all the dirty work for her … smart gal ;) I can’t wait for the SoCal temps to warm up considerably. If Josh plans to continue working in the yard in the coming months, I’m sure he’s bound to lose that shirt of his altogether eventually. As much as I like how that pink shirt looks on him … I think I’d much prefer seeing Josh with no shirt at all.

[Photo credit: X17]

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Britney Spears Lands In Kentwood Before Hittin’ The Road

The calm before the 'Circus'

Yesterday we saw a few photos of Britney Spears spending some quiet, alonetime with her sons Sean Preson and Jayden James at their home in SoCal before they all packed their bags and boarded a plane for Kentwood, LA. Britney and her crew, including Papa Jamie Spears and her still assistant Brett Miller, arrived in Kentwood late yesterday afternoon where they were met by members of the Spears clan, including Mama Lynne Spears and big brother Bryan Spears … here are a few photos:


Britney Spears is on the road again. The singer flew from Los Angeles to McComb, Miss. on Friday in anticipation of kicking off her Circus tour on Tuesday, March 3 in New Orleans. Spears, 27, arrived in at the airport – about 15 miles from her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana – looking fit and pretty in a red top and black skirt. She was accompanied by an entourage of about a dozen people, including her two sons Preston, 3, and Jayden, 2, and her brother. The singer was met by her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears, who greeted Britney with a kiss on her forehead. According to a twitter posting on the singer’s Web site, she wrote that her status as of Friday afternoon was: “On my way to Kentwood … Five days left! So excited.” The tour is the last major step in Spears’s comeback, which she started last fall. “She looks great, she’s working out three or four hours a day,” a source close to the family tells PEOPLE. “Everybody’s pulling for her after all she’s been through.”

This pit stop is the last for Britney before she officially kicks off her tour The Circus starring Britney Spears in New Orleans, LA next Tuesday. I imagine that Brit Brit will be recharging her batteries at home with her family for the next few days as final preparations for her tour continue to unfold. It must be a terribly exciting time for Britney right now … she’s been away from the performance stage for quite some time now. I’m trying not to have too grand expectations about her new tour. While I’m sure it’ll be a fun spectacle, I’m not really going into seeing it with any sort of expectations. I know it’ll rock … I just hope she’s ready. It won’t be long until we find out just how ready she really is.

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‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Releases New Promo Images

The claws are out

The fansite XMenFilms.net has come upon 3 new promo images from the upcoming release X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As you can well expect, the photos which feature the insanely hawt Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine are very broody and very sexy:


I know that a lot of folks are very excited at the other X-Men who will be featured in this X-Men Origins film (like Gambit, Deadpool, Silver Fox) but I’m only really interested in Wolverine and his origin story. You could put Hugh Jackman on a 3+ hour boring ass awards show and I’d still tune in … oh wait, nevermind ;) After the jump, check out two more promo images of Hugh from X-Men Origins: WolverineMore »

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Rihanna & Chris Brown Are Together Again

'People' magazine reports, I am speechless

People magazine is reporting that Rihanna, who made her way to Mexico this week to recuperate from the injuries she received allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend Chris Brown in the early morning hours of February 8, has reunited with Chris Brown in an attempt to reconcile. The magazine reports that ChRihanna are staying together at one of P. Diddy‘s homes in Miami, FL. Having read the reports and seen the photo of Rihanna‘s battered face, I am stunned by this development:


Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. The pair have reunited almost three weeks after Brown, 19, allegedly battered the “Umbrella” singer on Feb. 8, a source tells PEOPLE. “They’re together again. They care for each other,” says the source. The on-again couple are currently spending time together at one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’s homes, on Miami Beach’s Star Island. Adds the source: “While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves.” In its latest issue, PEOPLE reports that Brown called Rihanna on her 21st birthday one week ago. “He called to wish her happy birthday,” a source told the magazine. “They’ve reached out to each other. It’s been mutual.” Brown was booked by LAPD for making criminal threats but the case has not yet been presented to the District Attorney, who will ultimately determine which charges, if any, will be prosecuted.

I am UTTERLY and completely shocked at this news. I cannot, for the life of me, imagine being so quick to forgive anyone laying their hands on me in a combative or threatening manner. Then again, we have no idea what really happened between Rihanna and Chris Brown on the morning of February 8. While I am saddened by this news, I don’t know that I or anyone has any right to judge what we don’t know. I do know that Rihanna was assaulted because I’ve seen the photo … beyond that, I dunno … I just don’t even know what to say. I guess Chris Brown‘s apology resonated with her … or something.

Rihanna‘s father, Ronald Fenty, has already gone on the record to say that he supports his daughter’s decision to allow Chris Brown back in her life:

Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty has spoken exclusively from his home in Barbados about his daughter’s decision to get back with Chris Brown. Rihanna and Brown are holed up together at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ mansion on Star Island near Miami. It comes just three weeks after Brown allegedly battered the singer the night before the Grammy Awards on Feb 8. Fenty says, “I love my daughter with whatever road she takes. I’m behind her win or lose. I will be supportive. If that’s the road she wants to choose, I’m behind her. I hope to see her soon. I talked to her after her birthday, and she told me she’s OK.”

On this, I do have something to say. There is no way I would casually support any loved one, especially my daughter, to put herself in harm’s way by letting an alleged attacker back into her life. I just cannot fathom how a father would be so willing to support this kind of decision. Mebbe I’m wrong but I really think that parents should more actively step in and try and guide their children when they appear to be making poor decisions. Mebbe my daughter would be pissed at me but at least I’d feel much more comfortable knowing that I was doing everything I could to try and keep her from getting hurt again. This whole thing is so … odd. I’m really at a loss.

What do y’all think? Are you just as dumbfounded as I am?

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