Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Best Of The ‘Oscars’ Red Carpet

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'E!' News host Giuliana Rancic in 'Tony Ward Couture'

Natalie Portman in a strapless crimson 'Christian Dior Haute Couture' gown

Jennifer Lopez in heavily beaded 'Zuhair Murad'

Penelope Cruz in a grey lavender shade by 'Armani Privé'

'Bridesmaids' actress Kristen Wiig wore a flesh coloured tiered 'J. Mendel' gown

Wrapped up with a bow...Emma Stone in red 'Giambattista Valli'

Octavia Spencer, ('Best Supporting Actress' winner for her role in 'The Help'), in 'Tadashi Shoji'.

Jennifer Garner Has First Son

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Jennifer Garner gave birth on Tuesday at a hospital in Santa Monica to her first son with husband Ben Affleck, who has been named Samuel Garner Affleck. He is the couple’s 3rd child, as the couple already have 2 girls: Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3.

Ben shared his joy about the birth on his Facebook page. “We are happy to announce on February 27, Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Samuel Garner Affleck.”

The New Carrie Bradshaw

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AnnaSophia Robb is the name on everybody’s lips today; she’s just been confirmed as the person who’ll play a teenage Carrie Bradshaw in the TV adaptation of Candace Bushnell‘s teen novel, ‘The Carrie Diaries.’

Being just 18-years-old, she definitely fits the bill, as she’s blonde, skinny, and has almost identical facial features to predecessor Sarah Jessica Parker. Her acting career to date has seen her be cast as surfer Bethany Hamilton in the ‘Soul Surfer‘, and has also appeared in ‘Race to Witch Mountain‘, and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘.

The show’s plot will revolve around Carrie‘s initial move to New York, where she discovers her love of writing and fashion in her late teens. The show will be produced by ‘Warner Bros.‘, and its pilot will air in the States on the ‘CW‘ channel in May.

Jennifer Receives Hollywood Star

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The brilliant actress that is Jennifer Aniston was rewarded for her many years of hard work last Wednesday by receiving her own star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame‘. She is the first of the ‘FRIENDS‘ cast to receive such an accolade, and was accompanied by her boyfriend Justin Theroux and friend Adam Sandler to the ceremony.

In her speech, she struggled to suppress her delight: “I was born in Sherman Oaks, California. I am a California girl through and through, and I’m sure this has always just sort of been in the back of my mind. It’s sort of something you went and saw as a kid and got excited about just walking and seeing the names. To imagine that you’re going to be there is really special. It’s fun. It feels very surreal to be honest. It probably wasn’t even a dream, it was one of my wildest dreams. I don’t think that I ever even thought that this would be here, this day. So I am utterly humbled and grateful.”

According to ‘The Daily Mirror‘, she and Justin could be one step away from getting engaged, quoting her as saying: “I’ll be married by the end of the year. We’re constantly laughing. Now we’ve got our new baby (a boxer-pitbull dog called Sophie), things are getting serious…Things are fabulous, I’m happy. If he’s not got down on one knee, or we’re not married, by the end of the year, it’s over!”

Taylor Swift Dates Cancer Patient

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The kindest popstar out there, Taylor Swift, has made fan Kevin McGuire‘s day by agreeing to attend the ‘ACM‘ awards with him. 18-year-old Kevin‘s family set up a Facebook page in his name, asking for Taylor to be his date to his high school prom, which garnered a lot of support online, and eventually caught the attention of the lady herself.

Taylor responded to the comment: “Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ‘ACM‘ awards are coming up … Would you be my date? Love, Taylor.” Of course, he accepted her invitation straight away, adding: “Obviously I said yes. The ‘ACM‘ awards is a lot better than the senior prom.”

He is currently fighting his second battle with Leukemia, and is unsure whether he will have finished the necessary round of treatment at his Philadelphia hospital in time for the April 1 awards.

His appreciative family thanked Kevin‘s supporters: “Taylor got back to us! She is unable to attend Kevin‘s prom, although did one better- invited Kevin to be her date to the ‘Country Music Awards‘! Thank you so so so so so much! The McGuire family could never show how grateful we are to all of you! We have won in more than one way. We got Taylor to take Kevin on a date, and we have made so many good friends along the way!”

Cheryl Visits ‘Stylistpick’ Shop

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Cheryl Cole caused pandemonium at the new ‘Stylistpick‘ pop-up shop at ‘Westfield‘ on Friday in Shepherd’s Bush, London. Alongside Cheryl were wardrobe experts Grace Woodward and Louise Roe from ‘Britain And Ireland’s Next Top Model‘ and ‘Plain Jane.’

The public were able to view the ‘Spring/Summer 2012‘ collection and attend Q&A sessions and VIP events. Speaking about her latest product, Cheryl said: “It’s crazy because the anticipation of opening the box and seeing your visions come to life it’s an unexplainable feeling, it’s like dreamy.”

She appeared to be concerned for the safety of her fans, tweeting: “Please please please be safe and warm! Snuggle each other if needs be. I LOVE you and I’ll see you soon. But now I am home and wide awake worrying about soldiers I have learned are camping outside.”

And later: “Did everyone waiting at ‘Westfield‘ to see me enjoy your @lorealparisuk surprise? Just want to give a big shoutout to all the people I met today and thank you so much for all your gifts, letters and kind words.”

Chris Brown Steals Fan’s ‘iPhone’

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Chris Brown has had a run-in with the law yet again, but this time he’s not been abusing women. A police report was filed last weekend stating that be was involved in the robbery and theft of a mobile phone, but there has been no criminal charges pressed yet.

He is accused of angrily snatching a girl’s ‘iPhone‘ from her hand, outside a nightclub in Miami, and driving off with it. Christal Spann claimed she followed Chris and rapper Tyga out of a club, and took a photograph of him getting into his ‘Bentley‘. She told police that he “flipped out when he saw her camera phone”, and Chris snapped: “Bitch, you’re not going to put that on the Internet.” According to the police report, he then rolled up his window and drove off with the ‘iPhone‘ still in his hand.

A police representative confirmed that no arrests have been made. He is still on probation for beating ex Rihanna up in 2009, and any criminal charges could result in his probation being revoked and the singer being sent to prison for up to 4 years. His representatives are yet to comment on the matter (what a surprise!)

Gerard Butler In Rehab

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PS I Love You‘ actor Gerard Butler has today reached the end of his stay at rehabilitation centre, the ‘Betty Ford Center‘. He was admitted after confessing that he has a substance abuse problem, as he’s noticed lately that he’s become increasingly more dependent on prescription pain-relief pills.

He started taking them initially after being in excruciating pain when filming action flick ‘300‘, and his pain worsened last December after a serious surfing accident. The 3 week stay was his way of avoiding total addiction in the future.

Katy Lashes Out In California

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Katy Perry fluttered her way along to ‘The Americana at Brand‘ in LA yesterday for her US launch of her ‘Eylure‘ lash line. She made a stylish entrance in a baby blue retro car, wearing a two-tone blue dress with blue suede bow-tied shoes.

She was there to sign any of her 4 sets of lashes, (‘Sweetie Pie‘, ‘Oh My!‘, ‘Oh Honey‘, and ‘Cool Kitty‘) for the several hundred waiting fans, who were also allowed a professional photograph with her.

During her speech, she thanked her ‘Katycats‘ for securing her 7th Number 1 in the States from her ‘Teenage Dream‘ album.

“Today has been a BEAUTIFUL day! You debuted “Part Of Me” at #1 & now I can’t wait to bat my LASHES & thank you in person at the ‘Americana‘ at 4pm,” she tweeted.

She’s made another excellent career move by gaining a cameo appearance on sitcom ‘Raising Hope‘, in an episode where she will play a prison attendant called Nikki alongside her real-life best friend, Shannon Woodward.

“I hope I don’t get type-cast,” she joked to Shannon on Twitter today, along with a picture of her shocking transformation for the role.

Kardashian Having Baby Girl

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As predicted, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick will soon have a new family member- a baby girl! Kourtney posted a link on her Twitter to ‘OK!‘ magazines exclusive, with the caption “it’s a girl!”, (due in late spring).

“We feel so blessed to be having a little girl and to be able to share this new experience with Mason,” Kourtney told ‘E! News‘. “I’m so excited to reveal that we are having a baby girl! This is an amazing blessing and Scott and I are so thrilled… Pick up a copy of ‘OK!‘ mag now for all the exclusive details,” she wrote on her website.

Kourtney is having a baby girl! The whole family is so excited! Mason is going to have a little sister!. Congratulations, Kourtney and Scott. I can’t wait to meet her,” younger sister Kim wrote today.