The Reason for the Season
For many years here (HERE and HERE) on the blog, going back to 2008 (and even earlier), I’ve posted photos of various celebs giving of their time on the holidays so that they can help serve meals to those in need at the Los Angeles Mission. For various reasons, I didn’t post photos last year or the year before and even tho we’re on the other side of Xmas this year, I don’t want to let another year go by without posting these photos. I’m sure the cynic in some of you may discount this endeavor as a PR photo op but I can assure you, many (if not all) of the celebs who donated their time at the LA Mission this year have been doing so for years. I think it’s really a great thing that these folks give of their time so that others can enjoy a holiday meal, something that we may take for granted. Kate Linder, the actress from The Young and the Restless, has served meals at the LA Mission for at least the last 8 years (as long as I’ve lived in LA) and I’m sure she will return year after year. If anything, I hope these photos can brighten your day and maybe inspire you to give of your time as well.
Posted under: Antonio Villaraigosa, Crystal Harris-Hefner, Donal Logue, Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi, Harry Hamlin, Kate Linder, Lisa Rinna, London McDonough, Los Angeles Mission, Morgan McDonough, Neal McDonough, Ruve McDonough
Yesterday Trent linked to a fantastic gallery of 30 children who were terrified of Santa Claus, and it gave me a good laugh. I mean, we’ve all seen (or been) those kids who just can’t handle all that red and white up close and personal It’s just like the kids who freak out at Chuck E. Cheese‘s when the characters come out—it’s just too much for some of them. Baby North West now joins the millions of children who are terrified of Santa Claus, as we can see from a new Instagram photo her mom posted. Click inside for more!
Ho Ho Ho
Like pretty much the rest of us, many of our fave celebs took to their official Instagram profiles to share photos from their Xmas holiday celebrations … from Photoshopped manips, to big family photos, to selfies, celebs like Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Lea Michele and more shared a tiny of of their Xmas day and night with all of us. Click through the gallery to see some of the photos shared yesterday and see how sad the Hilton family dinner looked, how fabulous Rihanna‘s breasts looked and how normal Oprah‘s holiday looked.
Posted under: Justin Timberlake, Lea Michele, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Maria Shriver, Matthew Paetz, Miley Cyrus, Nicky Hilton, Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rihanna
A Happy Family
Yesterday morning we got to see a really cute photo of Britney Spears‘s sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, as they beamed ear to ear with their new skateboards in front of the Xmas tree on Xmas eve. Today we get to see a second holiday photo from our dear Britney‘s holiday celebration. This second photo features the entirety of her new little family, including new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol — and they all look so happy, so fully of Yuletide cheer. Have a look below at the merry little Xmas that Britney enjoyed yesterday with the men in her life. More »
B-Jay on Holiday
Beyoncé and Jay Z bundled up their darling little daughter Blue Ivy and made their way to the magical land of Iceland to celebrate
part of their holidays Jay‘s 45th birthday there. Having been there myself, I can assure you that they had THE time of their lives but you don’t have to take my word for it, click below to see some of the photos they shared of their trip on Bey‘s official website to get a taste of their family adventure. Now, when I visited, I didn’t get to fly around the volcanoes and waterfalls in a helicopter (I chose to travel by land over the moss-covered lava rocks via super Jeep) but I did get to spend some time at the Blue Lagoon natural spa to soak in the luxurious mineral filled, naturally-heated water of the hot springs there — just like B-Jay — and lordy, let me tell you … it was heavenly. These photos from Iceland have to be my fave Carter family photos. Ugh. Now I want to go back to Iceland. Until then, lemme just enjoy these fabulous photos right here.
Yesterday we got to see a pair of Xmas photos from our dear Britney Spears which were shared by her sister Jamie Lynn and her BFF Felicia Culotta. Today we get to see a cute photo and video shared by Britney herself this fine Xmas day. Click below to see the photo of her sons that Britney shared from her little family’s Xmas Eve as well as a neat video that was filmed while she and her boys — sons Sean Preston & Jayden James and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol — went dashing through the snow in search of jolly ol’ St. Nick. Britney and co. are holidaying in the snowy mountains this Xmas and it looks like they are having the time of their lives. More »
Britney Spears has yet to personally share her Xmas wish with the world but while we wait to hear from our dear Britney, I have two very cute, very fun photos to share in the meantime. Britney‘s little sister Jamie Lynn Spears shared a photo on her official Instagram profile of the Spears children — Bryan, Britney and JL — posing for a Xmas photo many years ago. Britney‘s longtime BFF Felicia Culotta shared a photo on her official Facebook profile of Brit and Fe acting silly behind the scenes this week in Las Vegas at Britney‘s Piece Of Me show. Check out the pics below. More »
"She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy."
Way back in August of 2010, we first heard from mama Angelina Jolie about her daughter Shiloh Nouvel’s affinity for wearing boys’ clothes and affinity for playing with “boys’ toys”. Today we get a bit of an update on Shiloh‘s story in a renewed focus on Shiloh‘s fashion habits. At the recent premiere of Unbroken, Shiloh — who likes to be called John, by the way — walked the red carpet with daddy Brad Pitt and older brothers Maddox Chivan and Pax Thien … all wearing similar suits. I have to say, it’s really fantastic to see a family embrace a child’s personal expression in this way. More »
'A Dad's Dream'
Snoop Dogg and his son Cordell Broadus have signed on to appear in a 5-part docu-series for ESPN that will chronicle Cordell‘s journey from high school football player to NCAA college football player. The first trailer for this new docu-series, titled Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream, has been released and you can watch it in full above. From the look of this trailer, it would appear that we are going to see two sides of Snoop‘s personality … the doting dad who is proud of his son’s success and the doting dad who is also a music icon who is proud of his son’s success. I don’t really watch ESPN but this looks pretty great. The series will premiere on January 17 and I think I’ll be tuning in, will you?
Baby No. 2
Back in September we learned that Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross got married. Today we learn that the couple are pregnant with their first child together. Altho Ashlee was previously married to Pete Wentz, with whom she has a son named Bronx Mowgli, it is very exciting to learn that Ashlee is pregnant again … but this second child is going to have Diana Ross as a grandmother. Yes, Ashlee Simpson is going to give birth to Diana Ross‘s grandchild. Isn’t that crazy? More »