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Oprah Attends The Leadership Academy for Girls Inaugural Graduation

In Entertainment and Celebrity, News on January 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey wore a charming emerald green Honor dress from the Honor Fall 2011 collection while attending the inaugural graduation of the class of 2011 at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Henley on Kilp, South Africa.   ‘I have never been more proud to know, to grow, and to call myself Mam Oprah to you girls.’  said Oprah to the 72 students during the event. The girls were all smile despite some of the traumatic hardships they’ve encountered like molestation, loss of a parent, divorce and violent crimes. The school open back in 2007 with a generous donation of $40 million for Oprah. Go inside to see more pics from the celebration.

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Christina Aguilera Talks About Motherhood & Loving Her Curves

In Entertainment and Celebrity, Fashion and Style on January 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Marie Claire
The 31 year old singer and coach of the reality show The Voice looks striking on the February 2012 cover of Marie Claire which hits newstands this Tuesday (January 17th). See what the blonde bombshell had to say about loving her body and single motherhood.

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On her body: 
“I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”
On single motherhood:
“It’s hard not having the consistency of a partnership on a daily basis. It’s a struggle. But I can’t single out my ex-husband [as the problem] because he’s a devoted father and great with my son. We always make sure that we put Max first. I have help from family and good people around me in support of my career. I couldn’t do what I do without a strong team behind me.”
Read more at Marie Claire

Happy B’Day! Beyoncé & Jay-Z Welcome a Daughter—& Her Name Is…

In Entertainment and Celebrity on January 8, 2012 at 10:58 am
We were so ready for this belly, and now we’re so psyched to meet this baby!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed a daughter Saturday night in New York, the little one’s arrival coming via scheduled C-section, mutliple sources confirm to E! News
And the pop ‘n’ hip-hop princess’ name? Drumroll, please…
Blue Ivy Carter! (At least that’s what Jay-Z is telling pals at this point—the couple’s reps have not immediately responded to calls seeking comment.)
Friend and music mogul Russell Simmons was among the first to celebrate the arrival, tweeting the new parents: “congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z.”
Rihanna gave baby Blue a warm welcome, tweeting: “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih.”
Hey, we’re happy to find out this much, considering Blue’s parents didn’t even confirm to the world that they were married until…Wait? Did they ever really confirm it? (Public records ultimately told the tale.)
Anyway, the “Crazy in Love” duo tied the knot in April 2008 after roughly six years of dating. Considering they waited another three years to have a baby, you can tell this is one couple that thinks things through!
Beyoncé memorably revealed that she was pregnant onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
And her hubby certainly seems to be in the right head space, telling E! News in November that he hoped to be the kind of father whose children could talk to him about anything.
“Your child could come to you and have any type of conversation. I always hope for that kind of open relationship,” he said.
Just imagine the rap sessions father and daughter will be having a few years from now!

February Cover Girls: Elle and Dakota Fanning

In Entertainment and Celebrity on January 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

We spy a family feud! No, we’re not talking about all those fights you had over the holidays with your siblings—we’re talking about sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning BOTH flashing their faces on the February covers of two huge mags. Younger sis Elle Fanning covers Teen Vogue, while Dakota dons the front of Elle UK. We love both of the fresh-faced blonde beauties fearless approach to fashion shoots. Elle rocks a sleeveless red lace Miu Miu dress on Teen Vogue paired with long, no-nonsense flowing locks, natural makeup, thick black lashes, and a cute-to-boot smile. Dakota went a bit more sultry for her cover—she sports a pink, lace-collared Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2012 dress, a deep-parted barrel-curled bob paired with a swipe of goldish-brown eyeshadow, a crimson red matte lip and matching nails.

Inside Elle’s Teen Vogue cover shoot we find one ‘dorbs springy frock after another! She’s all-smiles in a bright pink Carven dress and Miu Miu heels, pretty as a princess in sparkly Louis Vuitton tiara and a bouffant in Valentino frock, and a smoldering beach babe in a bow-tied bandana and ruffly Bebe top. And while Dakota’s spread isn’t out JUST yet, we watched her behind-the-scenes video and still got the ENTIRE fashion-y vibe she’s going for. She looks ’50s-housewife chic in a hot rod emblazoned pencil skirt paired with a tucked-in printed top, a low-cut pale pink lace button halter dress and jacket, and a pleated pink, black and turquoise dress. Dakota ROCKED the cover with her show-stopping stare, but Elle worked all her cute ensembles inside the spread. Looks like both sisters are perfect in their OWN way—even though inside the Elle UK interview Dakota says she wishes she could be more like her little sis. Awww, sisterly love.

via MTV Style

45 Of The Best TV Sitcom Picks We Want Made Into Movies

In Entertainment and Celebrity on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm
To jump start the New Year, we’re here to share with you all what we think are the best sitcoms of all time that should be turned into movies.  During these recent months of cold weather, we noticed ourselves watching a bit more television than ususal and thought how awesome it would be if some of our all-time favorite tv sitcoms were actually made into movies.  Take a look and tell us what you think!

1. Will and Grace
2. The Big Bang Theory
3. Mad About You
4. Raising Hope
5. The Nanny
6. Good Times
7. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
8. Laverne & Shirley
9. Modern Family
10. Family Matters
11. Family Guy
12. 227
13. Growing Pains
14. Friends
15. The Cosby Show
16. 30 Rock
17. Punky Brewster
18. Everybody Hates Chris
19. That 70’s Show
20. Martin
21. Who’s The Boss
22. The King Of Queens
23. Sister Sister
24. The Office
25. Seinfeld
26. Saved By The Bell
27. The Jeffersons
28. Curb Your Enthusiasm
29. Full House
30. Girlfriends
31. A Different World
32. Entourage
33. Married With Children
34. Everybody Loves Raymond
35. The Game
36. The Wonder Years
37. Moesha
38. It’s Always Sunny In Phildelphia
39. George Lopez
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40. Three’s Company
41. My Wife and Kids
42. Arrested Development
43. Living Single
44. Happy Endings
45. The Facts of Life
What sitcoms would you like to see made into a movie?

Chanel Iman Gets "Some Kind Of Wonderful" For WSJ Magazine

In Entertainment and Celebrity on December 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Some Kind of Wonderful – Chanel Iman takes a break from Victoria’s Secret to cover the December edition of Wall Street Journal Magazine. Captured by Swiss photographer Hans Feurer, Chanel hits the town with male model David K. in luxe dresses and masks. Wearing designs from the likes of Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy styled by Sabina Schreder, the beauty looks prepared for the holidays with the opulent ensembles.


Kate Winslet Chats About The Re-Release of Titanic, Autism Awareness & More

In Entertainment and Celebrity on December 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Kate Winslet is putting her celebrity (and connections) to good work. With the help of friends like Meryl Streep, Anna Wintour and Demi Moore, the upcoming “Carnage” star is set to publish a book dedicated to non-verbal autism awareness. She became inspired to help after she provided the English language narration for an Icelandic documentary about a non-verbal autistic boy in 2009. The book, which will be available next April and raise money for her Golden Hat Foundation, is comprised of photos of many well-know faces in various places, all wearing golden hats. “What you have in this book is incredibly intimate portraits that people have taken of themselves wearing this hat,” says Winslet. “I mean, you know, without even asking for it, I got access to very intimate windows on these peoples’ worlds, which is extraordinary in it of itself. A lot of people turns out, that when photographing themselves, they’re going to the bathroom. I’ve got so many — like Ben Stiller, Jude Law — they’ve both got stacks of toilet rolls behind them, you know? Or people standing by their kitchen sink, or sitting on the edge of their bed. And then on the next page, you have this quote from each individual.” She then approached Lancôme (she’s currently the face of the brand’s Renergie line), and together they created a limited-edition makeup collectionwhich will also benefit her non-profit.  She recently sat down with Stylelist discuss why she’s so passionate about this cause, her anti-aging arsenal and what she really thinks of “Titanic” being rereleased in 3-D.
Here’s Kate’s interview with Stylelist:
Can you tell us why you decided to publish “The Golden Hat” book? 

I came up with this idea to take one of my own hats and to send it out to high-profile people who had achieved a level of success in their fields, so not just actors and actresses, but sports personalities, entrepreneurs, directors, photographers even, and ask them to photograph themselves wearing this hat. And then in addition to that, asking those people that if they couldn’t speak, if they had the opportunity to say one thing, what would that one thing be? So it’s really remarkable because it sort of bridges the gap between the non-verbal world and the very vocal, very verbal world. The short term goal is to raise awareness and also just to break down all the barriers that do surround this particular subject of autism. Because people by and large don’t really understand their condition and they don’t really know very much about it.
How has Lancôme helped with the effort? 

They said, ‘We’re totally on your side, we’ll support you.” Then they came up with the idea to bring out the limited-edition line of products in connection with the publication of the book. And hence, the beautiful Golden Hat range, which is so stunning and gorgeous and perfect for now. I mean, the colors are really festive, and so I do feel incredibly fortunate to have this level of support.
Shifting to skincare, can you tell us about your personal routine? 

Well my skincare routine, as you get older, I think it has to change all the time. Based on the seasons, based on whether I’ve had enough sleep or not. What I particularly love about the Renergie line is that it does actually work and it does right away.
What’s the one product you rely on if you don’t have a lot of time? 

Makeup-wise, I mean, there are two products that I couldn’t live without at the moment: one of them is Hypnose mascara and the other is By Terry Baume de Rose. I’m just addicted to it and I have been for about five years. I just love it, in the tub not the gloss tube.
On to film, what was hair and makeup like on the set of “Mildred Pierce”?

Hair and makeup on “Mildred” was first of all, so much fun. When you play a character who ages, although I only age eight or nine years, it spanned over a really significant turning point in terms of fashion in history in the last 100 years. We would have conversations about things like, how many times a week did Mildred wash her hair. Water, certainly hot water, was absolutely limited. And it’s a valid point. Also, women went and got their hair set. That was what they did. I mean, actually, I remember my grandmother doing that and I didn’t grow up then, but those habits kind of stuck with her anyway.
We tried not to have anything be too fussy or overdone. Especially when you’re shooting on film these days, the resolution is so high that you can really see if an actor is wearing a lot of makeup and that type of thing can become too distracting actually.
You’ve worked with so many amazing people. Whose career do you admire? 

Well, I mean, the staple answer to that would be Meryl Streep, but aside from Meryl, I think if I was to talk about actresses of my generation, I really do admire Michelle Williams. I really admire her, admire her choices; I really admire her commitment and dedication. You can see it in her performances. I really admire Kristin Scott Thomas, as well — she makes a lot of French films and I just think to be able to act in a whole other language is an extraordinary feat. Emma Thompson, obviously, kind of goes without saying.
But also I do feel that I’m part of a very fortunate generation of actresses, I think. That we have been exposed to truly great, extraordinary women. And I’m very aware now of being part of a generation whose responsibility I think it is to be really setting and example to another generation below mine. And even one before that. And I really take that position actually quite seriously, because I think we do live in a world where there’s quite a lot of pressure now. I would really find it hard being as famous as I was so immediately when “Titanic” came out. If that was happening today, I really don’t know how I would cope because there’s so much media exposure and so much scrutiny. I mean, there was back then, but now it’s just a little out of control. So I do feel there’s this responsibility in myself to speak steadfast and true, at least be something that a younger generation can look up to and go, ‘Oh she’s alright,’ and, ‘She hasn’t injected her face with anything,’ and ‘She’s got a normal figure.’ It’s important.
What do you think about “Titanic” being re-released in 3-D?

You know, at the end of the day, it’s weird. It’s really weird because it’s 15 years ago and I don’t know, I feel very disconnected now from actually what was going on in my life at the time and how I felt. A lot of it, it does really feel like a distant memory, so it’s going to be quite strange to have that sort of thrusted into people’s face all over again. I’ve no idea what it’ll be like, the experience, but it’s exciting to think that a whole new generation of young men and women who, perhaps, haven’t seen it, who may have been conceived after the first date night of a couple going to see “Titanic.” I mean, God knows. It does mean that a whole new generation of people will be seeing the film and that’s fantastic. That’s wonderful. And also, I’m fascinated to see it in 3-D myself, I still haven’t seen any of it. I know a couple of people who have and they’re like, ‘God, it looks amazing,’ So yeah, we’ll see.

Preview Kelly Rowland & Jeanette Jenkins’ ‘Sexy Abs’ (VIDEO)

In Entertainment and Celebrity, Health on December 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Kelly Rowland and Jeanette Jenkins were seen on the scene earlier in the year filming scenes for their “Sexy Abs” video together. Kelly’s been known for her banging body for years in the game now, but she’s taking things to a whole new height with this workout video.
This 5 minute preview will have you wanting to hit the gym with Kelly Rowland and trainer Jeanette showing you all the right moves to get that sexy toned tummy.
The video’s description maintains that you will look better and be healthier with this instructional video. “This workout focuses on strengthening & lengthening all of the muscles of the Core so you feel sexy & look sexy. These exercises will also help decrease your risk of lower back pain. For more information or to purchase this workout go to http://www.thehollywoodtrainer.com”
Kelly has been a huge endorser of Jeanette Jenkins and her bikini boot camps, eating right while still living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and not being some crazed Hollywood dieter.
Check these two out in the 5 minute preview clip below. Looks like it will make a great gift!

New Music: Katy Perry Feat. B.O.B "The One That Got Away" Remix

In Entertainment and Celebrity on December 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Katy Perry is breaking records with B.O.B on her new remix. The singer is ripping her claws through the Billboard charts with her latest release. Katy teamed up with rapper B.o.B. on the remix of her sixth single off of Teenage Dream, “The One That Got Away.”
Katy is trying to break Michael Jackson’s record for most number one singles from one album. Katy’s Grammy-nominated album Teenage Dream already had 5 chart topping hits.  Katy, has revealed that after this album she plans on taking some time to be with her husband Russell Brand instead of rushing back into the studio to record her third studio album.
The singer said that she wants to enjoy time with her family and friends before writing material for the follow-up to 2010’s Teenage Dream.
It isn’t easy on top.

Liya Kebede Covers Grazia December 2011

In Entertainment and Celebrity on December 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Liya Kebede is the cover star of Grazia France’s December 9th issue, lensed by Rafael Stahelin. The Ethopian model shows off this season’s beauty trend of metallic eye makeup with gorgeous autumn looks styled by Teddy Czopp. Wearing the designs of Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain and others, Liya wows with hair and makeup by Stephane Lancien and Karim Rahman.