Smell ya laterz
Xtina Aguilera was on hand for a in-store appearance at the Macy’s department store in the Glendale Galleria here in the San Fernando Valley yesterday to promote the launch of her newest fragrance called Inspire. Here are a few pics of Xtina at yesterday’s in-store event:
You may recall that Xtina announced the release of this new fragrance back in August (complete with a fun commercial) and made her first in-store appearance for it back in September in NYC. At last, Xtina brings the promo machine to SoCal. I gotta say, Xtina looks pretty fab in these photos. Her make-up is flawless. I much prefer these softer tones to the garish red lipstick that she likes to wear … this lighter color palette really suits her much better. It’s funny … I actually made my way out to Glendale, CA last night to do a bit of shopping but ended up at the new outdoor shopping mall Americana, which is right next to the Galleria. I may not be the biggest Xtina fan but I’ve been diggin’ her stuff as of late so I think it would’ve been cool to see her in person again.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
The Real Deal
How’s about a little game, HMM? Here is a pic of Katie Holmes with her arms loaded with her daughter Suri Holmes-Cruise interspersed with various dolls … can YOU find the real child in this mix of items in Katie‘s very full arms?
HAHA! Trick question! The answer is that THERE IS NO REAL CHILD mixed in with these dolls as I contend that Suri is the cutest little robot child-doll ever fashioned by the hands of Scientology artisans. Thanks for playing!
[Photo credit: INFdaily]
Right on cue
After a convoluted and totally contrived break-up on the MTV “reality” series The Hills earlier this month, it appears that famed couple Audrina Patridge and her unwashed paramour Justin Bobby are back in one another’s good graces. You may recall that Audrina was fed some bogus information by an unknown friend named “Dino” that claimed that Audrina‘s BFF Lauren LC Conrad hooked-up with her then boyfriend Justin Bobby. As a result, Audrina went on every TV talk show and gave interviews to all interested tabloids about the affair … which then played out on The Hills a couple of weeks ago. The whole scenario turned out to be totally false and, as a result, Audrina possibly lost her BFF LC for good (or, at least, until the 5th season of The Hills debuts on MTV next year). (un)Fortunately for her, tho, Justin Bobby seems to have forgiven sweet Audrina since they are, once again, hanging out together. Here are a couple pics of the couple chillin’ on the balcony of her SoCal home this week:
I mean, really … can we be surprised by this at all? Of course Justin Bobby is going to keep going back to Audrina … after all, there is no way that he can enjoy his reality TV fame without her. She, on the other hand, seems to be physically incapable of being attracted to nice guys unlike JB and, therefore, will always let JB back into her life no matter what he does. I actually feel a bit sad for the poor girl. She can prolly have pretty much any guy she wants and yet she always goes for the ONE guy who treats her the worst. While I question what sorts of storylines for these two are available for exploiting on the next season of The Hills, I might be very interested in watching some sort of intervention on Audrina‘s behalf. I’d deffo be up for tuning into the show if only to watch Justin Bobby get expunged from the show forever.
[Photo credit: INFdaily]
You know, just 'cuz
Here are a few ADORABLE photos of daddy Joel Madden stepping out with his precious baby daughter Harlow Winter here in SoCal yesterday afternoon. Daddy and daughter spent some time strolling together in a park while while enjoying the mild Los Angeles Fall weather … the perfect way to spent quality time together, I think:
I understand that mommy Nicole Richie is out of town so it looks like Harlow and Joel will be spending a lot of time together over the coming days. I kinda cannot get over how cute little Harlow is … she’s an angel. Something tells me that her first Xmas is going to be a big to-do at the Richie-Madden manse.
[Photo credit: X17]
Yesterday we got to see pics of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine lookin’ all scruffy and Fonzie and stuff on his bad-ass motorcycle and today we get to see pics of Ryan Phillippe out and about on his bike … tho Ryan is lookin’ much less like a character from a 70′s sitcom and more like a hot piece of DILF:
As hawt as Adam is … I think the edge goes to Ryan for the win. It’s a tough call tho … what do y’all think?
[Photo credit: X17]
Posted under: Ryan Phillippe
Cate Blanchett was honored with the 2,376th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier today in a ceremony that took place here in Hollywood, CA. Here are a few pics of the ravishing Cate at her award ceremony just hours ago:
Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett receive[d] the 2,376th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, 20 days before the release of her latest film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Steven Spielberg, who directed Blanchett in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”; David Fincher, the director of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and one of its producers, Kathleen Kennedy, [joined] Blanchett in speaking at the late-morning ceremony in front of the Egyptian Theatre. The 39-year-old Blanchett, a native of Melbourne, Australia, won a best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in the 2004 Howard Hughes biography, “The Aviator.” She received best actress Academy Award nominations for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the 1998 film “Elizabeth” and 2007′s “Elizabeth: The Golden Age.” Blanchett also received best supporting actress Oscar nominations her role in the 2006 drama, “Notes on a Scandal,” as a teacher having an affair with a student; and as a version of singer Bob Dylan in 2007′s “I’m Not There.” Blanchett’s other prominent credits include the role of High Elf Queen Galadriel in all three “The Lord of the Rings” films, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Babel.”
I can’t think of a more deserving actress to receive this honor. Cate Blanchett is an incredibly talented actress who shines in every film she appears in. I’m usually very surprised at/grossed out by some of the folks who are chosen to be honored with Walk of Fame stars (*cough* the Olsen Twins *cough*) but this time I am fully on board. Cate is Hollywood’s jewel and she deserves this accolade and more! Much love and congrats!!
Who turns out to be an old friend
One-time Country-Pop Music superstar Shania Twain has been keeping a very low-profile in recent years and even more so after it was announced back in May that she and her husband of 14 years Robert Mutt Lange were divorcing. At the time, we heard that the split came about because Mutt was sniffin’ around Shania‘s family friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud (who was also the Twain-Lange family’s private secretary and house manager of their home in Switzerland) a bit too much and reportedly started having an affair with her. Shania has only made one public appearance since news of her break-up came to light (at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, TN last month) … until now. Here are new pics of Shania arriving at JFK Airport in NYC with a mysterious gentleman following close behind her … and then was seen near her outside of the airport … and then was seen IN HER CAR as she drove away from the airpot. HMMM. Just who is this mysterious man?
Shania Twain smiled radiantly after touching down at New York’s JFK Airport on Thursday following a flight from Switzerland. Perhaps her pearly-white grin was a result of her hunky traveling companion? Sources tell Star that — get this — the fella is the husband of the woman who allegedly had an affair with Shania’s husband. If you remember, when Shania and her music producer hubby, Robert “Mutt” Lange, announced the end of their marriage, it was alleged that they split because he was having an affair with Marie-Anne Thiébaud, who was the longtime secretary and house manager at Shania and Mutt’s Switzerland estate. Marie-Anne and her businessman husband, triathlete Frédéric Thiebaud, were close friends and often their two families would vacation and spend holidays together.
Interesting. I’m not sure that I would necessary go for the ex-hubby of the person who cheated with my husband but the guy was there are the right time to commiserate with dear Shania in her time of woe. It really feels like an overly complicated situation to me … because Shania and Mutt share a child (and, presumably, Marie-Anne and Frédéric do as well) these couples are going to be forever connected to one another. I suppose it’s possible that once tempers cool down and everyone moves forward the families can mebbe once again be friends again? Yeah, it’s weird. Altho Shania is well aware of whose bed Freddy‘s boots have been under, she would prolly be better served if she moved on with a brand new man who is totally uninvolved with any of this drama … and we would be better served if she would get her butt back in the studio and release a new album of music! Mebbe now that she’s happy again she can do just that. What do y’all think? Does this new romantic sitch for Shania Twain sound like a good one to y’all?
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]
Fabulosity in full effect
Vicki B., who jetted off to the UK last Sunday to do some promo work to peddle her high end dresses line there, made her way back to US soil when she arrived at JFK Airport late yesterday afternoon. Altho, Ms. Thang wasn’t lookin’ her absolute best while she was in London, I gotta admit that she was lookin’ pretty damn put together as she stepped off her plane yesterday:
I love the all black, supertight outfit. She kinda looks like a superhero or a cat burglar or something. VB looks her best when she keeps it simple. Sure, she still looks like an animatronic mechanical robot but at least she also looks like a super stylish animatronic mechanical robot. Now that David Beckham has made his way to the other side of the planet to play soccer in New Zealand, it’s time that VB gets home to take care of the kiddies. I bet the’ve missed her and her cold, icy stares/hugs/love.
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Posted under: Victoria Beckham
Flip the switch
Britney Spears, fresh from her trip to NYC where she was on hand to participate in the Xmas tree lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center which took place on Wednesday night, was on hand here in downtown LA to do the special honor of lighting the Xmas tree at the LA Live! entertainment complex last night. Here are a few pics of Brit Brit at last night’s event, who was joined by her father Jamie Spears and her young sons (wearing adorable matching outfits) Sean Preston and Jayden James:
Topping off a celebratory week that included her 27th birthday and the debut of her new CD Circus, Britney Spears was the surprise guest who lit the tree at Thursday’s launch of L.A. Live! for the premiere performance of Light of the Angels at the Nokia Theater. Sharing the Christmas spirit with her were sons Jayden and Preston and father Jamie – as well as host Adam Carolla and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Asked about her favorite holiday traditions, the pop star said being with family and tree decorating.
You gotta love that the Xmas tree for Los Angeles is a fake one made up completely of pretty lights. While NYC sticks to the old skool tradition of using actual trees, La La Land has to go the fake route … eh, that’s Tinsel Town for ya. Britney looked pretty amazing at last night’s “tree” lighting. She is one hot commodity right now and everyone is dying to get a piece of her (if you will). Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show that she will be “spending time with” Britney Spears “over the weekend” implying that the hanging out time will be taped for airing on her show sometime after. I understand that Britney will be jetting off to Japan very soon to do some promo work for the release of her new album Circus there. She’s bizzy, y’all … but appears to be handling it all very well. Folks have been very receptive and complimentary to her new music video for her titletrack single Circus which is a nice change of pace from some of the negative comments people like to level at her. After the jump, check out video from last night’s tree lighting ceremony in downtown LA including a nice introduction by Adam Carolla and the magic moment when Britney flipped the switch to light the tree … More »