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Last night my friend Darion and I were invited to attend Glee star Mark Salling‘s record release party hosted by Xomad & BlackBerry Lounge at MyHouse in Hollwyood, CA:
Not only were we treated to amazing food and drink all night long (grub which we were able to order using BlackBerry Messenger on our BlackBerry smartphones) but we were also treated to a live performance and meet & greet with Mark Salling himself. After the jump, check out some photos we snapped at last night’s event … More »
It's beginning to sound a lot like Xmas
Mariah Carey, joined by her husband Nick Cannon and music producer/BFF Antonio LA Reid, made an in-person appearance in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center in NYC yesterday to launch her new album of holiday music titled Merry Christmas II You. Here are a couple photos of Mimi and her mens at yesterday’s event:
Mariah Carey showed off her new music and new curves last night as she showcased her second Christmas album Merry Christmas II You in New York. The singer was at the event with husband Nick Cannon, 30, who looked delighted to be standing up on stage with his wife. And in her tight blue dress and black heels, the singer looked more voluptuous than ever. With her blonde hair down around her shoulders, the 40-year-old couldn’t hide how much fuller her face has become over the past couple of months. The Honey star looked anything but shy though, looking her usual confident self as she smiled and joked with the crowd. Despite constant reports that Mariah’s weight gain is because she’s pregnant with her first child, neither she not Cannon will confirm or deny anything … At one point she posed for pictures with Anthony Reid, the Chairman of her label Def Jam, who claims that Mariah is just happy and looking forward to the holiday season. He says: ‘Mariah loves Christmas — and she probably spends way too much on it. She goes all out for this, so I hope that’s coming through in the music.’
There is no question, Mimi looks much healthier than we’ve seen her before but, to be honest, she’s looked this way for weeks now. I’m not quite so convinced that she is hiding a pregnancy, particularly because we should be able to see a baby bump by now. I understand women who undergo fertility treatments put on weight thru the process so that is likely what is going on with Mimi right now. Whatever the case may be on the personal front, she is moving full steam ahead on the professional front. Merry Christmas II You will be available for sale next month … ready or not, Xmas is practically here.
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I've never been SO JEALOUS of an apple before IN MY LIFE
The insanely hot Jake Gyllenhaal attended the official opening of Brooklyn, NY’s first ever Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 on Friday afternoon. Here are a few photos of Jake munching on an apple that was grown in the schoolyard and some deets about the program at P.S. 216:
P.S. 216 is giving its students a rare learning opportunity and a chance to pick up some culinary skills along the way. The Brooklyn school is the first New York affiliate of the “Edible Schoolyard Program.” The school will start offering gardening and cooking classes with the use of a garden and a state of the art kitchen. Christiane Baker of the Edible Schoolyard NYC said kids from kindergarten to fifth grade will learn how to grow their own produce and prepare nutritious meals using food from the garden. “We have the power to help eradicate the childhood obesity epidemic and it’s programs like Edible Schoolyard NYC that are working to do just that,” Baker said. Edible Schoolyard plans to expand the program in more than 25 schools in Brooklyn. The organization also plans to create an edible academy in each of the five boroughs.
Firstly, how amazing does this Edible Schoolyard sound? What an inventive way to teach kids that healthy eating can be fun. I love everything about this program and cannot wait for it to expand to the rest of the boroughs of NYC. Here’s hoping that programs like this can spread out across the US in an effort to teach kids healthy eating habits early on.
But let’s get back to Jake … I mean, are you kidding me with these photos? Is it just me or does Jakey poo make eating an apple look incredibly sexy? I mean … yeah … he’s not doing anything other than eating an apple just the the rest of us would but … there’s something about the way he does it. Le sigh. Le swooooon! After the jump, check out a couple photos of Jake posing with the children and city officials who came out for this opening event on Friday … More »
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Takes a holiday from her marriage woes
On Tuesday, it was reported that Christina Aguilera and hubby Jordan Bratman were dunzo … On Thursday, Xtina filed for divorce from Jordy — making the dunzoness officially official. Shortly thereafter, Xtina boarded a plan and flew her ass to Hawaii to escape all the break-up drama here on the main land so that she would attend an event opening for the Waikiki Edition Hotel in Honolulu, HI last night:
Just days after announcing she’s split with her husband, Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera has jetted off to Hawaii for the opening of the ultra luxurious and private Edition Hotel, Ian Schrager’s new Waikiki-based hotel in collaboration with Marriott. “She wanted to get away,” a source tells Life & Style. “Christina landed late last night and is traveling with her producer, Tricky Stewart,” says the source. “She has a packed weekend ahead of her, including yoga, surfing lessons, hikes, lunches, VIP dinners and cocktail parties.” The pop singer left for the sunny paradise hours after she filed for divorce from Jordan. She was last seen in public taking, Max, her son with Jordan, pumpkin-picking in West Hollywood on Oct. 14.
It sounds like Xtina made her way to Hawaii just hours after she and son Max Liron paid a very public visit to the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday morning (the same day that she filed for divorce). It looks like Xtina plans to stay as active as possible until the divorce biz cools down. In Hawaii, she can escape all the drama and can enjoy the relative peace and quiet that she couldn’t enjoy here in SoCal. It’s unclear how long Xtina plays to stay away but I wouldn’t’ count on her getting back to LA for a few days.
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Another day, Another dorkfest
A few more geek-minded celebs made their way out to Day 2 of New York Comic-Con going on this weekend in the Big Apple making the dreams and wishes of loyal fans come true. Day 2 included in-person appearances by hot ladies Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica as well as hotties Eric Bana and James Franco:
And for some strange reason, Corey Feldman — in his infamous Michael Jackson attire — was in attendance as well. I’m not sure I quite get the connection between Comic Book/Sci Fi awesomeness and Feldman‘s presence but I’m guessing there was an appearance fee included and, well, I’m certain Corey Feldman would never turn down such an offer. To be honest, I always found Feldman‘s MJ impersonation extremely weird … now that MJ has passed, I find it extremely weird AND creepy. But, despite the creep-factor that invariably shows up at these sorts of events, I’m certain the sheer awesomeness makes NYCC a total blast. Sigh. I’m there in spirit …
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Over the Summer, comic book fans flocked to San Diego Comic-Con to get their fix of geekness and now they have made their way to the Big Apple for another dose of geeky awesomeness. Here are a few photos from Day 1 of 2010 New York Comic-Con:
Altho all the really BIG geek news comes out of SDCC in July, I’m certain that NYCC will offer fans much to talk about. As you can see from just these photos from Day 1, there are quite a few geek gods to meet and press the flesh with at the convention. Looks like fun, yeah?
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Did Madame Tussaud's do her right? No Doubt.
No Doubt frontwoman, solo artist in her own right, fashion designer and rockstar mom Gwen Stefani is the latest celebrity to be immortalized in wax by Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum … and this week, Gwen was on hand to make an in-person appearance at the Madame Tussaud’s in Las Vegas, NV to officially unveil her waxen doppelgänger:
A smiling Gwen Stefani gets all excited as she meets her new $300,000 waxwork in Las Vegas. So presumably, the singer-turned fashion-designer had overlooked the fact that sculptors have added extra inches to her life-like model. The waxwork of the 40-year-old mother of two has actually been made two percent larger than the star is in real life … the waxwork has been made bigger to allow for shrinkage in the Nevada desert climate, according to celebrity blogger Robin Leach of Las Vegas Weekly. Gwen was on hand [this week] for the unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussaud’s in Las Vegas. She dressed for the occasion in incredibly short colourful dress teamed with black tights and killer heels. Meanwhile her waxwork has been suited in a crop top, showing off a green bra underneath and toned stomach, teamed with trousers and knee high lace up boots. It took nearly six months from Gwen’s first private sitting to create the figure, and more than 250 measurements and photographs were taken at a total cost of $300,000. The three-time Grammy Award-winning No Doubt singer arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday night ahead of the ceremony. ‘We are very excited to have Gwen Stefani’s figure added to our attraction,’ Madame Tussauds General Manager Rosita Chapman said in a statement. ‘She’s consistently rated high on our request list, so we are very pleased to bring her figure to all her loyal fans.’
Once again, the artists at Madam Tussaud’s have done it again. This wax statue of Gwen looks so lifelike that you’d be hard-pressed to figure out which Gwen is the real Gwen without getting all up close and personal. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that the wax version of Gwen has got sicker abs than the real Gwen does ;) After the jump, check out video footage from this unveiling at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Las Vegas, NV to see the real Gwen in action with the newly constructed wax Gwen … More »