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Angelina keeps Her Family "Normal" and "Grounded"
Despite being one of the most famous families in the world, Angelina Jolie says in a new interview that she and Brad Pitt are just regular parents.
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Paula Deen details how she lost 30 lb. in six months
Known for her high-calorie creations, Paula Deen was widely criticized earlier this year when she revealed that she has type 2 diabetes — and had been diagnosed with the disease three years earlier. Around the same time the Southern chef went public with her health crisis, she also landed an endorsement deal for a diabetes drug, so there was backlash about her motivation for speaking out in the first place. Six months later, Deen — who completely overhauled her diet — has dropped 30 pounds and is talking about how she lost the weight.
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Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Divorcing!
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Brad Pitt Talks Engagement, Wedding Date
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's engagement could be a long one! A month after the actor slipped a custom-designed diamond ring on his lady love's finger, he says they aren't rushing to the altar.
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Charlize Theron is 'very good with side nudity'
Yes, Charlize Theron had a good side.
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FX series will be 'rocket ship to the moon'
Charlie Sheen's FX series "Anger Management" is moving full steam ahead, and the actor has told "Access Hollywood" that one actress in particular is standing out to play opposite him in the sitcom.
"Selma Blair is a strong front-runner," Sheen said. "She's a very special lady and is as pretty as the day is long and has never really had an opportunity to do something where she can shine, because off camera she is hilarious."
Blair has been name-checked as one of the two actresses testing for the lead female role in the series, which is adapted from the 2003 movie of the same name. The series has been scheduled to air 10 episodes starting in June on FX.
"We on ['Anger Management'] will not disappoint," Sheen promised in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. "At this stage of the game, to deliver a turd? It's not going to happen. It's going to be an absolute...rocket ship to the moon."
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Sarah Drew welcomes son Micah Emmanuel
The "Grey's Anatomy" star, 31, delivered son Micah Emmanuel Lanfer at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 in Los Angeles, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
"She and her husband, Peter Lanfer, are in love with him!" the rep says of the couple's new baby boy, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 oz and is 19 inches long.
"I thought it would be a good idea to wait to find out because I am a control freak by nature," Drew explained of their decision to be surprised at the birth.
"I'm about to walk into a chapter of my life where I have no control over anything anymore, and I figured I'd ease myself into it by not allowing myself to plan for the sex of the baby. It's good training for me!"To read more, click here.
'American Idol' ratings take a 24 percent dip
"American Idol" made its premiere last night, but the long-running series can't quite boast powerhouse ratings.
Entertainment Weekly reports that last night's 11th season premiere earned a 7.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, a 24 percent drop in ratings since last year's season 10 premiere.
Although 21.9 million tuned in overall, Wednesday night's bow was "Idol's" biggest year-over-year ratings decline ever for a premiere episode.
As TVByTheNumbers.com points out, the decline isn't wholly surprising, as the reality competition's ratings in the adult demo have been slowly but steadily sliding since 2006.
Despite the slip, "Idol" still came out on top in Wednesday night ratings, perhaps even snatching eyes away from its time slot competitors as "Whitney" (NBC), "Are You There, Chelsea?" (NBC), "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" (ABC) all bowed to lower ratings.To read more, click here.
Is Emily Maynard the new 'Bachelorette'?
Reports are circulating that Emily Maynard, 25, will return to reality TV to try and find love once again.
According to People magazine, the single mom was hesitant to sign on, but "The Bachelorette" is rumored to be relocating production to her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. If that were to happen, she could potentially do the show without being away from her daughter.
Maynard has already fallen in love on the ABC franchise, as she won season 15 of "The Bachelor" and was briefly engaged to Brad Womack.
Their relationship came to a standstill last summer, as she explained to host Chris Harrison on an episode of "The Bachelorette" that there were just too many "red flags."
If Maynard is indeed the new "Bachelorette," it also seems she's had a change of heart on her views about finding romance with cameras capturing every kiss, as she previously wasn't so keen on the spotlight.
"Anyone who is on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette' should expect that attention," she said. "Once the cameras stopped rolling, you can expect to be followed at the grocery store. I could barely leave my home with the paparazzi following me...I don't want to worry about whether cameramen are in my bushes, or if my private conversations end up in a tabloid."
Maybe it's time for her to start worrying about that again. What do you think - would Maynard make a good "Bachelorette"?To read more, click here.
Sims to get Katy Perry's help
Singer-songwriter Katy Perry will lend her "distinctive talents, style and personality" to the virtual world of The Sims through an extensive collaboration with Electronic Arts, the computer game company said Tuesday.
"I always like to think of myself as a cartoon, and now I'm a Sim," Perry said in the news release announcing the deal. Perry has been a Sims fan for several years, Electronic Arts Worldwide Executive of Music Steve Schnur said.
"No performer could better represent the humor and fun of The Sims brand," Schnur said. Perry's hit "Hot and Cold," featured in The Sims 2 series, is the most popular Simlish music video, he said.
"The Sims Studio plans to develop multiple games within The Sims franchise featuring special Katy Perry themed in-game content and virtual goods," the company said. "The relationship kicks off with a special collector's edition for The Sims 3 Showtime, launching in March 2012. Katy Perry will also be featured in all-new advertising and marketing campaigns for the brand."
Perry will help design Sims game accessories, clothing, hairstyles, furniture and props "that truly celebrate the imagination that she brings to her performances, music videos and life," the company said.
She will also be featured in TV ads, online and retail marketing for Sims products, it said.
"I love how you're able to play out different stories through your Sims characters -- giving them different careers and watching them succeed," Perry said. "It's cool to see the Sims' stage performances in The Sims 3 Showtime decked out just like my California Dreams Tour -- even my cotton candy video screens are in there."To read more, click here.
Is Demi Moore dating a 26-year-old?
Has Demi Moore found a new guy -- or is she just intensifying her workout?
Singer Ne-Yo, clears up rumors about his engagement to his expecting girlfriend of now their second child, Monyetta Yaws. He, told US Weekly, " Yes, we are expecting our second child, but there is no engagement in place, not as of yet." Their second child is due this month. Their first, Madelyn Grace, was born November 2010.
Alyssa Milano- Who's The Boss
Alyssa Milano, shows off beautiful son, who's now 7-weeks-old, Milo Thomas Bugliari. This is her first time, opening up
Alyssa quotes, “I love seeing Milo and hubby interact, there's nothing
She's 38-years-old and enjoying every moment of parenthood. Now, I guess you can say,
Whitney Cummings is over joyed about becoming this fall's new big time star in her own NBC show, Whitney and she is also the co-creator of CBS's Two Brok Girls. She speaks on her poor times in Hollywood, how she lived off of 7-11 food, that was her main source for grocery shopping. Although she is known for her comedian acts, she was not joking.
Wow!! Kendall Jenner younger sister of the Kardashian's is doing her thing! She doesn't need the help of any of her sister, that's for sure! She was born to model and she definitely fits the bill! She is gorgeous!
Ashton Kutcher, has now taken the role of Charlie Sheen for the new upcoming seasons of Two and Half Men. Definitely a twist, I must say...It's truly going to be interesting, I'm sure the fans are excited and anticipating the new episodes and that’s yet to come. Kutcher, is a great actor, so I'm sure he will fit right in.
He's All About His Health....
The 51- year-old X Factor judge is all about staying healthy. He speaks on his weekly habit of getting an intravenous drip with B12, magnesium, vitamin c, and some other things that he takes for the liver. He is very health countenance.
Hey, you have to do what you have to do to stay healthy. Whatever works for you, right?
If you missed the VMA awards, you missed a treat! The starts were out, there were alot of awesome performances!! Kim Kardashian was beautiful! Lady Gaga was fearless!! Katy Perry's dance performance, oh my...
Well, if you've been wondering, Stacey Dash, is no longer apart of the new hit show, Single Ladies. After all the rumors of her being fired, due to Lisa Raye, she has now confirmed, that she will no longer be on the show.
The Toxicology Report Revealed...
Reports were issued Tuesday on the death of Amy Whitehouse. It was confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death, reported by The Associated Press. There were some signs of alcohol, but it was not determined to if that was associated to her death or not.
They are not seperating...
Rumors spread quickly regarding Will and Jada Smith separating and her involvement with HOT, Co-Star, Marc Anthony on her hit sitcom Hawthorne. The couple has been married for 13 years, and they have three beautiful children, two in which are there's and one from a previous marriage.
We wish you and Will well, Jada...
Jennifer Aniston and new romance...
Jennifer Aniston, seems to be happy with new boo,Justin Theroux. They were reported having a fabulous time on there romantic getaway to Hawaii. Seems like Aniston no longer crying over ex- Brad Pitt. She's found new love and they are happy!
Way to go LeAnn!!!
LeAnn Rimes scored it big as a swimsuit model for Mikoh Swimwear, looks like all her tweeted swimsuit pics has paid off. The country singer, is on a natural high she looks beautiful in her tiny bikini on the website of Mikoh. She states, "she has been blessed to have experienced so ,much in such a short time. The 28-year-old,singer, has a very happy love life with hubby Eddie Cibrian, they are also in the process of planning for a family.
Cibrian currently has two boys from a previous marriage. It's truly difficult to plan for the future, Rime's stated because their lives are so busy. She just tries to enjoy every moment given and make the bast out of every time spent. Cibrian, also comment, "he is smitten ed by his wife, they enjoy quality time with one another."
He says she is very beautiful and healthy and he loves it. How sweet!! So happy for Rimes, it's amazing to see that true love and happiness still exist in such a crazy world. Congrats LeAnn for making the website of Mikoh, and for your success with family and love.
Actress, Gwyneth Paltrow shares her $185 anti aging beauty secrets. The 38-year-old star, who recently showed off her amazing bikini body, while vacationing off the coast of Italy, is now sharing her secrets. For under $200, you too can have beautiful ageless skin. She uses the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion along with so much more, which can be found in the latest GOOP newsletter, google it.
It runs around $185 and focuses on fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes by infusing the skin with anti-aging serum. She is also a huge fan of the Clarisonic Mia, which is about $149. She loves it! She states, she is obsessed!! She's a mother of two, and says its not only about the products she uses, but she also finds time to workout as well. She does, 45 minutes of cardio five days a week and 45 mins of muscular structure, which is toning, realigning, and lengthening.
Way to go Gwyneth, keep it up!!! You're looking great!
They Grow so Fast!
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Hank Baskett, discuss the milestone of Little Hank Jr. He’s growing so fast! He gets into everything! He’s like a sponge; @ 19 months, he now absorbs everything we say and tries to repeat it. LOL!
They have to be careful with their choice of words. Before you know it, Lil Hank Jr., will have acting roles. It’s amazing how toddlers can learn new words and know exactly how to us them. Lil Hank, hears his mom say “Phew” a lot, he now walks by the trash in their home, and the fist word that comes out of his mouth is, “Phew!”
That is too cute!! Every minute is a milestone; they are now in process of teaching him how to swim. So, the question is…with all the joy baby Hank brings, is it time for a sibling, a sister perhaps? LOL. Hank teased with a laugh, well….”Practice makes perfect!” Time will tell, a new bundle of joy might soon appear. LOL! The joys of parenting!
Fantasia makes an announcment...
Fantasia, American Idol's season-three winner, announced to over the weekend, that she is expecting her second child. She quoted, " For awhile, I walked around trying to figure out, what will they say and what will they think of me, but now, I tell you I don't live my life for folk!"
She's proud and she's happy! Her daughter, Zion will be 10 next week. She hasn't yet said who the father to be is, but she did admit to carrying six years of overload and that was a rocky period in her life. Rumors did spread that she was involved in the past with married man, Antwaun Cook. Probably not the father, bottom line, she's happy and she's ready to share with the world her joy!
The Split Up....
The news was first reported on People.com. The split up of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, "it was hard and it took awhile to come to this conclusion," they quoted.
This will make a third for Jennifer and Marc's second. All you can say is they tried. Maybe marriage right now is not for either one of them. They have two children together and they just feel that in spite of the kids, things will be better this way. well, they hung in there long enough. Good luck to the both on finding true happiness that will last forever.
Sarah Jessica Parker Confesses....
With as long as Sarah has been acting, she still gets nervous and loses her appetite when rehearsing for a new role. With all the demands in her life from raising 3 kids, making appointments, school projects and acting, the 46 year-old would think that alone, would make her give up and lose her mind, but, it's rehearsing for new roles that makes her frantic.
She stated, "By Wednesday of the first week on "I Don't Know How She Does It," I was sobbing. I was apologizing. I was feeling so awful and ashamed, like I had let the director down...I'm like that two weeks into every movie. But the beauty of nerves is that you can always find a comrade in it."
She finds comfort in the nervousness of her Co-star, Pierce Bronson, who was a nervous wreck! Watching him, calmed her and relaxed her nerves. The actress insists she's not alone in struggling to find a balance between work and motherhood.
"There are probably more women, even now, who are trying to be all things to all people," she says.
Kelly Osbourne is Fighting Crime in London
On Monday, crazy as it may seem. Kelly intervened on two crimes. She intimidated two boys trying to break into a car, by simply yelling, "Oy" and they took off running like scared little boys. She tweeted, "all is said is "Oy" and they ran like the wind." LOL!
Then later that day, she stopped two boys with lacrosse sticks, trying to push over a car. What the heck is going on today, she thought...what's the deal with London police? Kelly is now the new security representative in London. LOL! Way to go Kelly for putting a stop to crime!
She just happened to be in the right place at the right time!
International pop star, Lady Gaga, admits to not being happy. It was reportedly said that she feels dead when she's not performing. Behind all the big hair, bizarre outfits, and heavy makeup lies an unhappy human being that struggles with weight, drugs, and lupus.
If you ask any of her friends, they say Lady Gaga, has done every drug on the face of the earth. They quoted, " you name it, she's done it." Wow! It's amazing she's able to perform like she does. Even through all her weirdness and addictions, she has won the hearts of many and has made millions in doing so. She's doing something right!
People at times mask themselves, so the truth will not be exposed, eventually you will begin to leak. A cover up will only last for so long. Behind all that make-up and weird clothing is a bitter and broken woman crying out through her performances for help. With the talent she has, and the millions she makes, hopefully she can seek professional help, before its too late. That's great talent that shouldn't go to waste.
Actress Tia Mowry, gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Tuesday in Los Angeles. This will be the first for the 32- year old actress. Her husband, Cory Hardict is estatic! He says he wants to be the best father in the universe to his son. Aww...that's sweet!
They are both overjoyed and have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. Tia told a local source, "My husband has done nothing but pamper me, he has cooked for me every night."
They have yet to mention the name of their son, I'm sure he will be a junior. Congrats to the happy couple. Much success and happiness to them and their new bundle of joy!
Christie Brinkley to the Rescue
Supermodel Christie Brinkley, raced to the aide of a young girl who had fainted, while in mid sentience of doing an interview
It was said reported that the young girl had collasped and hit her head pretty hard. Christie, without thought immediatley ran to assist her until the Paramedics arrived.
The Paramdeic was star strucked, OMG, "It's Christie Brinkley!" Brinkely, suggested that a CAT scan be done immediately, because she took such a hard fall. The young girl is currently recovering and doing fine.
A humbled Brinkley said, It was nothing, really." Thank God she was there to assist!
Way to go Christie!!
Niecy Nash says I do
Sixteen years later from her last marriage, former Clean House Host Niecy Nash, tied the knot with electrical engineer, Jay Tucker. She said, she never dreamed of the fairytale wedding, but she knew that getting married the second time around would be better than the first mess she was in.
The wedding along, was a dream come true! Celebrities such as; The Views, Sherri Shepherd, The sitcom, The Game actress, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Actressess' Holly Robinson-Peete, and Sheryl Lee Ralph along with singer Brandy who actually performed were all in attendance to share this special moment with Nash.
What a day to remember! "She's ready to help every single woman find a man now," Nash says. She's found her soul-mate and she is happy! Nash says after one marriage/divorce, stretch marks, and three kids later, it's never too late to find true love.
Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Jay Tucker!
Tori Spelling chased down by Paparrazi
OMG! Tori Spelling tweeted on Monday, "The Paparazzi chased me and my kids down on the way to school, and we had a pretty big accident!" Who does that?? She was trying to escape him and ended up taking down the entire school wall. Talking about making an entrance! WOW!
Dude still tried to take pictures. OMG! Seriously! Poor Tori, and she's pregnant too. Luckliy everyone was okay.Other Moms had to chase him away, just to get him to leave. That's just insane!
The former Beverly Hills 90210 Star, says "thank God, we're're okay." She's due to have her and hubby's, Dean McDermott's third child in October.
She was really shaken up by all this madness. That paparazzi should be sued, or put in jail.
Tiffany Thiesen embraces motherhood...
She is the joy of Tiffany's life. They take turns caring for her and it makes the challenges and demands of life and her career so much easier.
Tiffany says she works out with her personal trainer while little Harper is napping, because she doesn't wan to miss out on anything! She says. ”When I’m working I feel like I’m already missing stuff, so when I’m not working I want to spend as much time with her as possible.” How cute!
Well Tiffany, seems as though you are handling motherhood quite well. The joy of being a parent is irreplaceable and
Kim Kardashian is Engaged
It's not just talk anymore. Kim Kardashian, is officially engaged to New Jersey Nets Forward, Kris Humphries. He got down on one knee a few days ago and popped the magical question.
He surprised Kim, with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler, WOW! 2 million dollars on a ring! He surely has the approval of the family, Kris Jenner, Kim's mom, says "He fits right in,he's just like family." He loves Kim, he loves us, and he allows her to be her, is what she said.
It's an awesome feeling to find the one that you will spend the rest of your life with. Your soul mate, your companion, the love of your life.
Congrats to Kim & Kris, We hope it last forever!
Oprah Winfrey says Farewell
After 25 years of being on TV and hosting The Oprah winfrey Show, Oprah, finally says goodbye. She says good bye to her fans, her studio, her staff, and all of America.
It's a bittersweet moment, but it has all been worth it! She has an amazing gift and an amazing story. She knows just what to say and how to say it to capture the attention of her audience, her listners, and her viewers.
Celebrities and many people from all over attended her last taping, she did not have any guest, in one hour, she just spoke from her heart and shared her greatest gift.
Oprah ended her farewell show with the words, "Gratitude is the single greatest treasure I will take with me from this experience. I thank you for sharing this yellow brick road of blessings. I won't say goodbye -- I'll just say, 'Until we meet again."
Well farewell Oprah, you have truly touched the hearts of many, you will never leave the hearts of so many. Your advice, words of encouragemnt, inspirational quotes and testimonies, will always be remembered and never forgotten.America loves you Oprah!
Good Luck and Best Wishes Oprah Winfrey!
At least he's honest...
Championship Boxer, Oscar De La Hoya, willingly admits himself into Rehab. He admits to TMZ, " I have my flaws, After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws."
He checked in sometime last week, and is now on his way to healing and becoming a better and stronger person. Hey, no one's perfect. We all make mistakes and we all have imperfections, the key thing is admitting that you have a problem and doing something about it. Hat's off to Oscar! At this time, he asks for respect to him and his family as well as privacy during this process.
You're still a champ Oscar, take this time to heal and come back better than ever!
Say it aint so! California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to having an affair with his maid at the time, 13 years ago. This happens to be the same time his wife Maria, was pregnant with their 13-year-old son, Christopher.
Arnold and Maria, just recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, now that's a long time to consider to just throwing in the towel. Obviously, this was the worst that Maria wasn't settling for. The couple has now filed for a divorce. How devastating. Questions are now being raised if Arnold will run for political office again. Personally, he needs to let this die down. He gained the respect of some, but lost the respect of so many.
Schwarzenegger, worked hard to maintain such a spotless image. Now this! What's next for the Governor? Who knows, hopefully no more children or surprises? At 63, he should be well over ready to be settled down. Definitely a great actor! Well, maybe there will be The Return of The Terminator. LOL! I'm just saying... Good luck with this one Arnold!! You still have many people that love you no matter what!
Plus size model dies @ 36
Mia underwent knee surgery on Monday May 9th, due to an old basketball injury. A day later, she stated she was feeling dizzy, so a close relative transported her to Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, where an hour later, she was pronounced dead. Mia’s husband was away from home, due to business at the time, and had spoken to his wife earlier that day and she seemed fine. He later received a phone call that she was being rushed to the hospital due to dizziness. Sources say an hour later, he receive a phoned call that his wife had passed away. He immediately jumped on the first plane back to Los Angeles, demanding answers.
Mia was known for being a plus size full figured model. She was breathtaking, and full of positive energy. She had a great spirit and loved everyone. She did not meet a stranger. She wanted women all over no matter their race, how big or small to believe in themselves and love themselves. Mia had a role in the movie Road Trip; she made an appearance on The Tyra Banks Show, and a host of other shows such as the Janice Dickerson Modeling Agency. Mia was a great talent and role model, beautiful inside and out.
It’s a tragedy and very sad, that she’s no longer with us. She left an awesome impact on so many. Our condolences go out to Mia's husband and family. R.I.P. Mia, you will be remembered.
Are the rumors true?
Is Beyoncé really pregnant this time? Well, sources have revealed that the 29-year-old singer is pregnant with her first child. She was surprised, but very happy. She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mom just yet. She wanted to at least complete the album she’s now working on first. Oh well, you can’t stop a blessing. When it’s time…it’s time.
Friends of the couple, rapper Jay-Z and Beyoncé, are already expressing their well-wishes for the parents to be. Her sister Solange reports, “She’ll be a great mom, she has the most beautiful heart for kids.”
Congratulations to the parents to be….I’m sure you will be great parents!
Is Ryan Seacrest Married?
Talking about a very well paid Hollywood Reporter. At only 36, it has been estimated that he earns $55 million a year. Again, the question is asked, is Ryan married? LOL! He definitely needs a wife in his life He can’t spend all that money by himself.
He went from hosting American Idol, from making 5 million a year to 15 million a year when he signed a three year contract with FOX and CKX. He also hosts his own KIIS radio show and produces the Kardashian reality show for E! and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution for ABC. He’s worth every dime he makes! He’s an awesome host and reporter.
Don't go spending all that money on one place Ryan. We wish you continued success! Great job, Mr. Seacrest!!
They Finally Named the twins....
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, have finally named their twins. Would these names be considered cute, or strange? I’ll let you be the judge. The twins were both delivered on Saturday April 30, 2011.
Mariah gave birth to a healthy 5 pounds 3 ounces and 18 inches long baby girl and 5 pounds 6 ounces and 10 inches long baby boy. Coincidentally, they both arrived on the couple’s fourth wedding anniversary. Talking about an awesome gift!
This time it’s not a false alarm, as Nick tweeted on March 24th, ““I am probably going to faint in the delivery room! I need to man up!” “Or maybe I should say WOMAN UP since they are the ones that have to be the strongest in the whole ordeal! I am in awe of my wife!”
No false alarm here Nick, this is the real deal! They named their daughter Monroe Cannon after the lovely Marilyn Monroe, and their son’s name is Moroccan Scott Cannon, named after the top tier of Carey’s NYC apartments and Scott is Nick’s middle name. Simply beautiful!
Congrats to the happy couple and their new additions!!
Wow! Every girls dream...
To marry a Prince! Its official….Prince William and Kate Middleton are now married. Two billion people watched on Friday live as they exchanged their royal vows. What a day to remember. This is the kind of stuff that as young girls’ women only dream about. Today, Princess Kate made her dream a reality.
To marry a Prince! Its official….Prince William and Kate Middleton are now married. Two billion people watched on Friday live as they exchanged their royal vows. What a day to remember. This is the kind of stuff that as young girls’ women only dream about. Today, Princess Kate made her dream a reality.
The Verdict is in...Community service it is.
Appearing four times this year in front of a judge, Lindsay Lohan, was sentenced for 120 days in jail. She posted a $75, 000 bond and was released at 9:21 PM, on Friday April 21st. Judge Stephanie Sautner , made rule that Lindsey intentionally stole a necklace valued at $2500 from a store in Venice, Ca.
Is Kim Kardashian talking wedding bells?
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, have only been dating for five months now, and have already falling madly in love with one another.
It's Scary! Thin or Too Thin??
Models are doing whatever it takes to stay runway ready. South African Victoria Secrets’ Model: Candice Swanepoel, is definitely staying in the top running for being the thinnest model to hit the runways. There’s talk that her new weight loss could possibly end her contract with Victoria Secrets.
She recently made an appearance in Los Angeles to model the new Victoria Secrets swimwear line. She definitely created a stir.
Comments about her weight loss brought the buzz throughout Los Angeles, people called her: "scarily, skeletally, stick-thin" and CBSNews.com called her "startlingly slim."
Based on Swanepoel’s recent tweets, she doesn't seem too worried. The model states; she's in a good place.
"I am healthy and happy," she says. "I'm heartened to know how much everyone cares about me, but in this case, everything is normal and good."
For her sake, concerned viewers and fans just hope she continues to stay healthy and eat right.
Jennifer Hudson's fiance misses her old look
Jennifer Hudson says that after losing "more than a Justin Bieber" in weight her fiancé misses the old her.
Janet Jackson opens up about body issues
In an exclusive interview with TODAY's Meredith Viera, Janet Jackson reveals that her struggles with her body image were once so severe, "I would literally bang my head up against the wall because I didn't feel attractive. ... There was a lot of pain in my life. But I did. I felt very unattractive," Jackson said.
She's just 17! Nebraskan wins Miss America pageant
A 17-year-old aspiring politician from Nebraska captured the Miss America crown on Saturday after beating 52 other young women from across the United States.
Sandra and Ryan Rumors Rage On
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds have spent the first days of 2011 hollering from the mountaintops that they "really are just friends" and the romance rumors are "ridiculous." But the pals-only protests, which began after they were snapped ringing in the New Year at Sandra's Austin, Texas, restaurant, haven't squelched speculation about the nature of their relationship.
Hathaway, Franco to host Academy Awards
James Franco and Anne Hathaway are headed for the Oscars. The “127 Hours” star and the “Love and Other Drugs” star will co-host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
Anne Hathaway Hollywood's best actress for the buck
Anne Hathaway is the embodiment of an all-around movie star. She’s appeared in big-grossing films like "Get Smart" and the recent "Alice in Wonderland." She’s been nominated for an Oscar for 2008’s "Rachel Getting Married," and she’s appeared in a line of ads for Lancome perfumes and cosmetics.
Lisa Rinna's Horrifying Casting Couch Admission
Exclusive: Lisa Rinna tells me her dishy new novel, 'Starlit,' is an inside look at "life on and off the red carpet, full of scandalous backstabbing and lots of sex." She describes it as a "roman à clef," or a novel that describes true events but is disguised as fiction. However, the most shocking real-life event that Lisa left out of the impossible-to-put-down read is a true story about herself and the infamous Hollywood casting couch.
Aniston tops most eligible single woman poll
She's been rejected by Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, John Mayer and, most recently, "Cougar Town" star Josh Hopkins.
Hallmark settles with Hilton over 'that's hot'
Paris Hilton will be getting a little something in the mail from Hallmark this year.
Rihanna Makes Dark Demands
Pop star Rihanna reportedly insisted everything in her trailer had to be black during her latest video shoot.
Want to slim down? - Ban White Bread and Pasta
Cutting out all white grain products — such as white rice, spaghetti, sandwich rolls — will instantly slim you down because the simple carbs in these foods cause bloating, especially around your belly.
Betty White 'has no plans to retire'
Betty White has revealed that she has no plans to retire in the immediate future.
Sandra Bullock praises pals for keeping adoption a secret
Sandra Bullock has publically praised her pals for helping her keep her adoption under wraps.
Dancing With The Stars Season 11 Cast Announced
It’s time to take off the flip-flops and put on the dancing shoes as the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 11 is now in place.
Selena Gomez Dislikes Her 'Wholesome' Image
Nooooo! Selena Gomez has said she dislikes being called 'wholesome'. We have everything crossed that the gorgeous Wizards of Waverly Place actress won't do a Taylor Momsen on us!
Model fired for getting pregnant?
Shane Stirling claims that right after she announced that she was pregnant in December 2006, she was "forced into an early pregnancy leave, was not allowed to return to work for almost a year after her child's birth, and was fired abruptly."
Jennifer Hudson says she may shave her head
Jennifer Hudson, an Oscar winning-actress who was once compared to a wrapped turkey by Simon Cowell when she was a contestant on American Idol, says she may shave her head and does not want to lose more weight after dropping 10 sizes.
Bullock is Hollywood's best-paid actress
The "Miss Congeniality" star's career is at an all-time high despite her personal woes -- she's landed at number one as the highest-earning actress over the last year, taking in $56 million between June 2009 and June 2010.
Heidi Montag files for divorce from Spencer Pratt
Montag filed for a legal separation on June 8, which some dismissed as a publicity stunt. But fifteen months after saying "I do," reality TV stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are headed for divorce.
Valerie Bertinelli Spills Sex and Weight Loss Secrets
Valerie tells the new issue of Prevention -- on stands August 3 -- that she thinks being sexy means accepting who you truly are and the way your body is. However, she jokes that putting on sexy underwear can't hurt either.
Jessica Simpson joins list of rumored potential 'Idol' judges
Auditions for the next season of “American Idol” began this week in New Orleans as the short list of possible judges to fill Simon Cowell’s empty seat kept growing. The latest name being considered: Jessica Simpson. “Jessica has been approached about ‘American Idol’ but nothing has been confirmed yet on either end,” a source close to Simpson told TODAYshow.com. If Simpson does get the “Idol” green light, don’t expect her to be the permanent replacement for Cowell.
Angelina Jolie says she was scarred by 'Salt'
Angelina Jolie, clad in a snug shiny black jacket, from dazzling the crowd at Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon as she promoted her spy action-thriller "Salt," which opens Friday.
"Idol" Surprised as DeWyze Beat Out Crystal
Many fans are a bit mystified that after 17 weeks of "Idol" performances, DeWyze came out on top in searon 9, over his much favored runner up Crystal Bowersox.
It seemed that Crystal had nailed it, hitting all the notes and never missing a step. Many fans are surprised that DeWyze's performance on Tuesday, which looked uncomfortable and where he sang out of key several times, plus presented this all as if he was sleep walking, could win the popular vote but it did. The otherwise exciting finale, Simon Cowell's last, was loaded with good surprises like lengendary Alice Cooper's rockin' "School's Out for Summer!."
"Lost" Joins the TV Epics
"Lost" accomplished what its producers wanted: a television movie that will be discussed for centuries. Like Twilight Zone and some Alfred Hitchcock episodes, some of "Lost's" most memorable episodes will always give us a time capsule back to 2010. Like Star Trek, we will also wonder about the true meaning and intents of the series. One thing there is no doubt, it wasn't random.
Redemption seemed to be at the heart of the movie, for each of its beloved, but flawed characters. I'd like to see the church members live long and prosper. I think Ben and Locke will go back to the island. Whatever, there will never be another series like "Lost." Hurrah! for the great finale episode!
Katherine Heigl Out of Grey's Shadow
Katherine Heigl was caught calmly walking past the cameras at LAX before disappearing behind the checkpoint secruity. The sighting came just as it has been announced that Miss Heigl has been signed on to the starring role in the fall movie drama "The Age of Adaline.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Katherine "will play the title role in the epic love story that involves a woman who is unable to die after an automobile accident. She later meets a man who for whom she decides to give up her imortality. Due out in October.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston Expecting
News is positive in the John Travolta household after being rocked this past two years with the death of their son Jett and the ensuing court drama in the Grand Bahamas. John Travolta and Kelly Preston have announced that their family is expecting a new arrival!
Breaking the joyous news on one of their Web sites, the Hollywood couple admits it's impossible to keep a secret, especially one as wonderful as this." Travolta, 56, and Preston, 47, are also parents to a 10-year-old daughter named Ella Bleu. Congrats are in order.
Bret Michaels to Perform in Two Weeks
As reported in People, Bret has stepped up his physical therapy so he can return to the stage by the end of the month! This, after surviving a non-aneurysmal brain hemorrhage. Instead of doing physical therapy once a day, he's doubled the efforts. The rock star is keen to get back to his Roses & Thorns tour, which was first interruped by his emergency appendectomy on April 12.
Sources for the star say that May 28 at the Har Rock in Mississippi will most likely be the site of his first public appearance, and you can bet it will be packed! He's still not out of the woods, the same sources say that Michael's crew will keep bus drivers informed of all the closest hospitals on each of their routes. Good luck Bret, and don't push it!
Miss Universe Pin-Ups
The swimsuit competition at beauty pageants used to be the raciest number of night. Highlight "used to be." Ratings for beauty pageants have fallen, so have profits. Enter some knew owners, chief amonst them Donald Trump, and we see the rating rise, and the necklines dip.
His latest is a series of Miss USA contestants in black and white lingerie shots reminiscent of the "pin-up era." He calls 'em artsy. Others say he's gone too far. My only thought is that photographer Fadil Berisha ran out of ideas, and the makeup crew managed to make a lot of the images look alike. Sure, they're sexy, and the pageant is back in headline news, but the girls look like the Stepford Wives do Victoria's Secret! Tweet in with your comments!
Betty White Rocks SNL
Okay Betty, bring it on! We don't know what this means in our collective conscious, but a show, SNL, that has been the cutting-edge of everything hip and cool, was made more cool last Saturday with 88-year old Betty White. The old broad is cool--and so maybe are a lot of grandmas and great grandmas out there.
What we know is that SNL saw its biggest jump in viewership since the election year. They say 12 million some tuned into the episode, and thousands more have followed the online outtakes. What's it say? Well, we love our families, and we love our moms, grams and great grandmoms even more when we realize they are really cool with today. If you haven't already, give your mom, gram or great grammy a big hug.
Sandra Is Alive in the Big Easy
There is nothing better to put a life back on track than a new baby. While reports said Sandra Bullock loved her step kids, she has made a total break from two-timing Jessie James, and is now the sole parent of a three-month-old son named Louis, named for his origins in the big easy. The adoption was already underway when Sandra was married, but new court documents show that little Louis is all Sandra's.
I commend Sandra. She has given value back to women with cheating husbands. She has risen above the "having a man thing" to show that a woman can get all she wants out of life, on her own. I'm sure Sandra doesn't really spend any time alone, but as a role model for others, she has set a much needed new standard.
Heidi Montag's Surgery Mania
When Heidi displayed new her triple D breasts in Las Angeles, most people thought she would topple over. Experts chimed in about future back pain, neck problems and complications should she breast feed. Heidi, with her duck lips, said this was the end. After all, 17 procedures in one day is a lot.
Now, Spencer Pratt's former partner is considering more surgery, against the advice of friends and doctors. So, now that we've lost Michael as our plastic surgery horror show, has Heidi learned nothing? Does she really want to follow in his footsteps? Is the next step going to make bride to the Lizard Man? Enough is enough!
We Should See A New Royal Couple Soon
The British press has held onto this story for years, and now, in near universal concurrence, is the prediction we shall see a royal engagement before the end of the year.
There is little doubt that Prince William will be the new King of England, with Kate Middleton as his Queen. While Charles and Diana brought a more common feel to the royals of Windsor, William and Kate are a truly modern couple. Don't expect any pomp and circumstance to be wasted on the wedding, but afterwards experts see England's royalty contributing less to rthe ules of etiquette, and more to its politics and programs to improve life in Great Britain and globally.
Millions Relate to Sandra's Marital Mess
Broken homes are not healthy for anyone involved. Sure, people leave relationships all the time saying they are better off, but when infidelity and/or kids are involved, it's bad for everyone.
Sandra has definitely said sayonara to grease junky Jessie James. As she takes a little hiatus from the public eye her websites and fan clubs are being buried in letters from women in similiar situations, many not coping as well as Sandra. She has opened a Pandora's box of women who have been cheated on, hurt, dumped and left emotionally and financially on their own, with kids to think of first. Sandra's strength and resolve has been a major uplift for these women, who realize their same plight can happen to the most successful, most beautiful woman in the world. Don't be surprised to see Sandra working with single mothers in the future.
"Lost" Character Sun Weds In Oahu
Yunjin Kim, who has starred as Sun on "Lost" has said for a few years that when the show wrapped up, she'd marry boyfriend and manager Jeong Hyeok Park. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this is the last season of "Lost," and good to her word she married last week in Hawaii.
The wedding took place the day after filming her scenes for tonight's episode that centers on her character. I wonder if we'll be able to see some very authentic emotion as her character confronts her TV romance?
Miley Cyrus Grows Up Fast!
When Miley Cyrus, 12, was cast by Disney to play a kid with a secret rockstar life as Hannah Montana, nobody predicted she would become the "it" kid and a full-fledge real rockstar! With her latest album due in June, as the series coming to an end, Miley has announced that she's calling it quits to the music industry.
Miley, 16, is the daughter of country music superstar Billy Ray Cyrus so she's grown up in the showbiz spotlight. While she knows many things will change and evolve, for now, she says "I want to do films. That's what I love." Now you know the true meaning of, You Go Girl!
Welcome Sandra Bullock Home
Just days after her major Oscar win allegations of her husband's infidelity began to surface and Sandra took herself out of the home. With broad support from her peers and fans, Sandra has kept quiet, but there seems to be no doubt that his is the end of her four-year marriage to Jessie James. The couple had been raising Jame's three children, and it was reported that Sandra was particularly attached to Sunny, 6.
Anyone worrying that Sandra would file for custody of that loser's kids and have to maintain contact with him can rest assured that she is not going to seek custody. People make mistakes and move on, and Sandra is sooo outta that relationship, and better off!
Where Have the Train Wrecks Gone?
The '00 decade was certainly one of train-wrecks. Paris behind bars on a DUI and her very public breakdown handcuffed in the police cruiser were an image to remember. Mel Gibson and Kanye West showed that you should keep your mouth shut if you've had too much to drink. Amy Winehouse seems to come out of her downward spiral, unlike Anna Nicole who hit rock bottom.
Britney provided many mad moments, but she seems to have regained her mental stability and career with the love of her family and professional support. Lindsey Lohen appears to be the only train-wrecked still crashing. Maybe that unfortunate mug shot was just too much to recover from.
Sandra, We Love You!
America loves her: Sandra Bullock, the highest paid leading actress in the world with a brand new golden Oscar. We love her movies, and we love her by the evidence of millions of well-wishes and "dump the b*****d" messages at her blog and twitter sites.
After reports of her husband's alleged affair broke, Sandra canceled premieres in London and Berlin. in advance of her newest film "Blind Side." and left the Seal Beach, Calif. home she shared with husband Jesse James. Sandra has a host of friends who she could be camping with, and at Ujena we join millions of fans who say camp out as long as you need girl--you don't deserve what scumball Jessie's dishing out.
DWTS Off to A Great Competitive Season
Oh we love the chatter! Shannen Doherty is a crowd favorite, but she's in knee-deep with some awesome dancing talent. Buzz Aldrin, an America hero at 80-years-old has our hearts. Kate Gosselin is the woman we all want to hate, and while we give her credit for not taking the lead from her male dance partner, the rest of her performance was totally mediocre! And oh that hair!
Surprisingly, the "Body" known as Pamela Anderson performed a Cha-Cha-Cha that captured the judge's attention. She'll be put to the test with next episode's fox-trot, where she can't take advantage of of a stripper's pole in the dance.
CYA May Been Jackson Doctor's Motive
New acusations have been brought against Michael Jackson's physician on the morning of his death. Witnesses on the scene have said the doctor ceased resucitation in order to dispose of drugs and paraphenelia at the scene. CYA (cover your ass) may have been his primary motive rather than saving the Pop King's life.
While millions of fans have mourned the troubled superstar as a victim of his own self-abuse, it may have been much more the ineptitude of his attending physician.
Katherine Heigl: I've Seen Ashton's O-Face
Katherine Heigl has cheated onscreen with the biggest hunks of Hollywood. There was her romantic fling with Gerard Butler in "The Ugly Truth," James Marsden in "27 Dresses" and on Grey's Anatomy with hunky heart throb Jeffery Dean Morgan.
Next we'll get to see her getting it on with Ashton Kutcher in the upcoming comedy-action flick "Killers." And apprarently he's a pretty darn good kiseer. "It's unbelievable,' Hiegl says of locking lips with Demi Moore's hubby. "He is stupid hot. Even his hands are beautiful."
Tiger Woods Coming Back
Tiger Woods will always be one of best golfers, if not the best, of all time. His game statistics irrefutably give him that. On the course he will surely be cheered again; off the course it's doubtful he will be revered as before his infidelities were exposed. Off the course he'll be the brunt of lots of bad jokes. His reputation will forever be tainted, but in time Tiger's "crises" will fall out of the headlines and eventually, out of the news completely. Especially, if he manages to become half as good a husband and parent as he is a golfer.
For today, the masses are saying the Masters are too soon to see Tiger back on the green. Some are calling it arrogant, and certainly, the smallest slip from perfectly politically correct behavior may send Tiger running with his tail between his legs.
Lost Boy Gets Last Rites
The service was very solemn as friends and family gathered in Corey Haim's native Ontario, Toronto for his buriel. Corey Feldman, and other Hollywood friends, chose to stay home and mourn for their friend while respecting the family's desire for a quiet service.
Corey rose to fame in the "Lost Boys." He even attended a Ujena Jam in 1992 as a celebrity guest. Unfortunately, he was troubled by drug abuse through most of his career. In the end he was clean, but was still using perscription drugs. His autopsy showed an enlarged heart and water in the lungs. There are no indications of suicide, but an accidental drug overdose is possible. There has been no final cause of his death. Feldman and others are planning a Hollywood memorial for their fellow actor.
Miracle Elephant Takes First Steps
In Austraila and elsewhere he's known as the "Miracle" Elephant or Mr. Shuffles. The 255 pound calf was born on Wednesday, after veterinarians at the Taronga Zoo declared him dead in the mother's womb. During the mother's record six days of labor, doctors lost all vital signs and declared the calf dead. After giving birth, the calf lifted its head to the shock and elation of all the attendants.
The assumption is that the calf was in a coma, and during the passage through the birth canal woke up. He is nowwalking, suckling and staying very close to mom. Zookeepers say he's not completely out of the woods, but his prognosis is looking good.
Betty White Remains Red Hot
Everyone loved her the Golden Girls, but some people don't remember her stints on gameshows like Password, where she not only played very well, but put the audiences in stitches. Her comedic timing is one of the best, and it's not dimming with age. Matter of fact, her greatest one-liners lately are so gut-busting funny because she IS an old lady with a dirty mouth!
A FaceBook campaign landed her a gig hosting SNL on May 8th, along with some other powerful female comedians. In addition, it has just been announced that Betty will also be starring in a new TV sitcom called "Hot in Cleveland," about an invasion of strangers coming into "Elka's" life--expect to see some remnants of Rose Nyland in Betty's new character.
Michael's Legacy is Well-Funded
For several years prior to the King of Pop's death, rumors were floating that his was in financial ruin. Many of us wondered how that could have to someone who not only owned his own greatest hits, but most of the Beatles' timeless beats as well.
Several deals are falling together for a rich future for Michael's kids Prince, Prince II or Blanket, and Paris, including a $250 million deal on Neverland, with monthly residuals. For a family and fan base so devastated this is not much of a silver lining, but at least we won't have deal with devastation to some of Michael's most beloved possessions.
Women Who Made It Big this Winter
Downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, in spite of injuries just prior to the Games, and now a sprained finger, will still finish a medal winner. Tanith Belbin, the model figure skater will have no shortage of bookings, and the touching performance by skater Joannie Rohette, a tribute to her mother who died just days before enroute to the games, will never be forgotten.
Dozens more females athletes from Russia to Japan and been lauded for their beauty and grace, as well as athleticism. This will certainly be an Olympic Games with lasting memories and stars that will shine on long after the Games come to an end.
The USA Men of the Winter Games
As has become the pattern, a few US Olympians, like apolo Ohno and Shawn Miller, will live long after the games. Apolo, still set to smash more records, will most likely find himself in Hollywood this time, but acting rather than dancing.
Other stars to look for are Bode Miller, who has come across as a rugged man's man, and Shaun White, who has as much naturally charisma as he has nerves of steel. Expect to much more of all these Olympia heroes.
Team USA Leads The Pack
Hard to believe we only won a half-dozen medals in Torino in 1988. Perhaps that sad showing is what has turned our athletes around, in almost every winter sport, including hockey!
This year's winters Games the US is on top. The excitement has brought record interest back to the winter games, which have been struggling for sponsors since Torino. NBC was accused of taking a big risking running the Games prime time, but it appears to be working as these games wind down to some photo finishes the could know the US out of the top medals and also make Olympian legends our of Bode Miller and Apolo Ohno.
Snowboarder Leaves Vancouver Quietly
The 2010 Winter Olympics have been a breath of fresh air, and interest, for the Games. They've had all the elements of drama to keep viewers pasted to the screens, and of course, there would have to be some scandal, and of course, it would have to be from the US Snowboarding Team.
Scotty Lago, winner of the bronze medal in the men's half-pipe, decided to have some fun and was caught by the cameras. With his bronze medal around his waist and hanging over his groin he allowed a young woman to kiss it on a very public street. When the pictures went public Scotty, 22, immediately apologized to the US Olympic Committee and the US Ski and Snowboard Association, then left Vancouver in the hopes of putting a damper on the controversy the photos created.
Kourtney and Baby Dad Still Partners
Tabloids thrive on bad news. The boost in circulation by talking about celebs dumping each other, especially within 10 weeks of Kourtney Kadashian and Scott Disick's baby Mason being born, more than makes up for the lawyer fees in defending their next lawsuit.
This weekend in Las Vegas the couple appeared pretty cozy. Holding hands and smooching the night away at the Las Vegas Jet Nightclub, Kourtney told reporters that she and Scott are definitely "partners" for the long haul.
Shaun White's Double Doubled His Gold
Nobody even comes close to snowboarder Shaun White. With his daredevel double corks and enough air between his board and the half-pipe that his can take his time on his signature Double McTwist. The 23-year-old from San Diego, also known as the Flying Tomato because of his lush red locks, is setting the standard for this new Olympic sport.
Friends recall his skill with the skateboard as young as 11, and he's already announced his intentions to double his Gold again in 2014. If he doesn't get too busy with movie roles or too rich with endorsements--we hear McDonald's calling--he'll likely do it!
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Getting Married!
They've been together for more than three years and have two children, so, isn't it about time? Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have decided to tie the knot. Richie said Monday night during a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman that the couple are engaged to be married.
Richie, 28, and Madden, 30, began dating in December 2006 and have a daughter Harlow, 2, and a son Sparrow, 5 months. It remains to be seen if this is the going to be the A-List wedding of all time, or an intimate affair more in tune with the couples' tendency toward privacy.
Winter Olympics Have History
Winter Olympics have become increasingly popular as audiences have become aware of more than just the figure and pairs skating. America dominated the induction of snowboarding, luge has become part of the American language, as has curling and biathalon.
But downhill will always be winter Olympics at its best. USA front runner Lindsay Vonn entered the competition with a serious shin injury, that she's nursed, and a few cancelled runs let her recupe a bit more. Out on the course today she aced the most difficult upper portion in the trials, but admits her shin is still not ready. Vonn is going to be a knuckle biter right to the end.
Brooklyn Decker on SI Swimwear Issue Cover
Brooklyn Decker says her mother cried when she saw the photos. "We're all on pins and needles before the issue comes out, because the cover is something all the girls want so badly," she added. "So it's nice for my family because they don't have to stress about it anymore."
The North Carolina-raised model, 22, has another special occasion coming up: her 1-year wedding anniversary to tennis star Andy Roddick. Her Sports Illustrated issue hits the newstand tomorrow, February 10.
The Best, and Worst Movies of 2009
No surprises in the Oscar nominations. Avatar and Up in the Air, Sandra Bullock vs Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, James Cameron, Inglourious Basterds, George Clooney and Steve Martin back in the master of ceremonies will all play out March 7 for the biggest award show on the planet.
While the Academy decides the best, a few others have come out with their lists of the worst movies of 2009. Transformers 2 leads the list, rounded out by Old Dogs, All About Steve. White Out and New in Town, in a combination of polls by Rotten Tomatoes, AOL and Ebert.
Super Bowl Sunday Doesn't Disappoint
Sunday's Super Bowl was a good time. The New Orlean's Saints, the underdogs and survivors of our nation's worst natural disaster, came out with a miraculous fourth quarter that had even Colts' fans heaping praise on the team. Celebs like Tom Cruise, Brad and Angie, John Travolta, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore posed for pics. The paps flashed a kiss between Brad and Angie around the world, along with news that Brangelina will be suing one of the tabloids for publishing false information about their breakup.
But Monday mornings' big stories were all about the commercials. Betty White (and Abe Vigoda) got sacked in a backyard game, while extolling how a Snickers bar makes you feel like a new person. That rated the highest on most critics polls, while the Doritos house rules as laid out by a toddler, and the revenge of the bark collar dog made most of the top five.
Valerie Bertinelli to Run Boston Marathon
Staying in shape means raising the bar and continuing challenging your body to do more, more. As long as this is done with a healthy constitution and in slow incremental steps, most people can accomplished many things they thought were just too hard.
Valerie has discovered the joy of feeling her body respond to exercise, having more energy, more self confidence and more self worth. That makes a driven actress like Bertinelli want to step up to the plate, and she will, participating in this year's Boston Marathon. She doesn't plan on running with the elite, and expects to finish with sag wagons and very happy finishers to have achieved this personal best in their lives. And a personal best is the best anyone can hope for! Go Val!
We Are The World: 25 for Haiti
Twenty-five years ago Michael Jackson called the song industry together to raise money for Africa. We Are The World reached the top of the box office and helped millions. Jackson's children Prince and Paris announced at the Grammies that the song would be recreated to raise money to help Haiti. In a matter of days the industry's biggest stars banded together and combined their voices and passion--to help victims in Haiti.
Led by Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, as it had in its creation, 25 years brought new, fresh faces and voices. Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Barbra Streisand, Pink, Jaime Fox, Tina Turner, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, plus Prince and Paris were on hand as their father's love of all people and children again raised funds for people and children in need.
All Eyes on Apolo Anton Ohno
Twice now Apolo Ohno has shown he was born with a perfect body for speed skating, tremendous hand-eye coordination, powerful legs and the right proportion of slow and fast-twitch muscles to sprint him through the turns and let him clean up seconds on straight runs. He should have captured every medal last year, but young Apolo let his pride get in the way and attempted to outdue himself, thereby suffering a fall and loss.
Off the ice, Apolo won women's hearts as he danced his way to a well-deserved win on DWS. Does he need two more Gold Medals? probably not. But when you are "this" close to being the greatest and fastest speedskater that ever lived there is no choice. Nine days and counting, and you can bet Apolo will stun the world!
Michael Jackson's Children Highlight of the Grammys
It will be a moment never forgotten. Prince Michael, 12, and Paris Jackson, 11, walked on stage in miniature black suits and red armbands like their father wore, to accept a posthumous lifetime achievement honor in Jackson's name. Their younger brother Blanket stood off stage with his grandmother.
The children were poised, sincere and the pain of their loss was still visible in their young faces. But their message was clear: to continue their father's charity work to makes this world a better place for all of us to live. They both closed by declaring their love for daddy, and drawing many a tear from the standing audience. Prince announced plans to rerecord one of their father's hits to help provide more aid in Haiti.
Taylor Swift, Country's Golden Girl, Scores Big at Grammys
Taylor Swift, 20, won just about every award in the female artist categories that didn't go to Beyoncé. Taylor had so many awards, that at one moment during the press photos, she literally dropped one of her Grammy's on the floor. Taylor took the Album of the Year award, but some critics have said her Golden Years may be fading if she doesn't start to bring more passion to her live gigs.
No music event can pass without a reference to Susan Boyle, the television talent show winner who scored the second beiggest-selling album of 2009 in the US. Awards host Stephen Colbert told the audience: "The year your industry was saved by a 48-year-old Scottish cat lady in sensible shoes."
Beyoncé Knowles Big Winner at the Grammies
This year's Grammy's were not barred by any drunken heckling; to the contrary, at moments it brought the audience to its feet and to tears. The tears in Beyoncé's eyes were tears of joy as she garnered six trophes including Song of the Year for her hit, Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It.) She now has the distinction of having won the most grammys for any female artist in a single night.
The night also saw Neil Young win the frist Grammy of his 50-year career. A ten-disc set of his early recordings won the award for best art direction.
Julia Robert's Red-Hot Valentine's Day Advice
During a press conference Friday night for her "Valentine's Day" movie due Feb. 12, Julia Roberts participated on a panel with other stars from the film including Achton Kutcher, Shirley McLain, Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba. One woman asked for tips on how to "make him make me happy on Valentine's Day"
While her fellow panelists laughed Julia took the question seriously, inquiring about the couples' sexual relationship and saying "We can fix this."
"Make a nice dinner reservation now, because that's the biggest night out of the year. Have a nice glass of wine, and take your top off." Yeah, that would probably work.
Brangelina Kissy & Cuddly in Public
Brad Pitt was expected to show support to Director Quentin Tarantino at the Director's Awards, but the paps were surpirsed when Angie showed up on his arm. Cuddling and kissing before the awards, the couple was making a very clear statement to the public that they are not split-so.
So how does Angie handle all the reports of splitting and cheating. She simply does not read them. Nobody brings the tabs into her house and she refuses to glance at them at the newsstand. You might try this yourself, and you'll notice you really haven't missed out on much!
Elin Willing to Give Tiger a Second Chance
Elin Woods has withdrawn her petition for divroce. Visting Tiger at the Mississppi clinic he is at has renewed her desire to keep the family together, even if it is as friends rather than lovers. Elin herself came from a divorced family and she always felt neglected by her own father. She doesn't want that to happen to her own daughters, and Tiger is equally committed to keeping the family together.
Teenager Follows her Dream
Abby Sunderland, 16, looks like a typical Southern California teen. The second of seven children, she's grown up on sail boats. Her brother, Zac, became the youngest to sail the world single-handedly at age 17. A short time later he lost his record to another boy two months his junior. That riled Abby, and she set to work on her own plan to be the youngest ever.
Just a few months after her 16th birthday Abby is in the water on a 40 foot vessel called Wild Eyes. She left Marina Del Ray five days ago and is about half way to the equater. The entire trip is estimated to take between 150 to 180 days. By June 2010, Abby plans to have made history. Go Girl!
New Girl Scout Cookie Introduced
"Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?" We've heard that line for dozens of years as we leave a shopping plaza to be greeted by one of the most successful fund-raising efforts of all time. It's Girl Scout cookie season, once again, and the newest flavor on their roster is Thank U Berry Much.
Made with pieces of real cranberry and white-fudge chips the crunchy sweet cookies are quite a hit with the kids, but most adults find them a bit too sweet. The all-time favorite cookie flavor remains Thin Mints. And you can't settle for just one box!
No Surprises at the SAG Awards
There were no stunning upsets at Saturday's SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards. Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges and Drew Barrymore took home honors in a repeat of the Golden Globes. Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds" won an ensemble award, another nod that the film will be a top contender at the Academy Awards.
The excitment this year was on the red carpet. Penelope Cruz was stunning, but nobody dazzled quite like a white-hot Kate Hudson, nominated for her performance in "Nine." Kate showed up in plunging back Emilio Pucci gown and $1.75 million dollars of Cartier diamond jewelry. Off the carpet it seems Kate and Gerad Butler are still making the rounds, as are Drew and Justin Long.
The "Other Side" of Valentine's Day
Got dumped this year? Did the love of your life trade you in for a new model? Don't worry, this Valentine's Day you can still say it with flowers: dead ones that is. Dirty Rotten Flowers, a new floral delivery service in Los Angless, can provide you with the perfect arrangement to show the scumbag in your life just how you feel: the flower shop specializes in dead and decapitated flower arrangments.
For the one one who may have done you wrong but you may be willing to forgive, the shop also delivers 12 beautiful, fresh roses in their Still Alive bouquets. The company delivers nationwide.
To Be, Or Not to Be?
Are they splitsville, or engaged? You'd never know which if you watched the tabloids for two weeks in a row. Headlines never grow weary of Brad and Angie, even if they just keep repeating the same old on-again, off-again rumors.
Searching through the headlines for a few substantiated claims, it seems that pals close to the couple say there is substance to the latest rumors that they're consulting with divorce attorneys about splitting up. Maybe they're consulting about a pre-nup. And if they aren't married, why are they consulting with divorce attorneys at all?
Relief Aid Making its Way to Refugees
Last week's 7.0 earthquake that struck the heart of Haiti will go down in history as one of the worst human disasters of all time. The world has rushed with aid, but the small airport and damaged roads made it impossible to reach hundreds of thousands in time.
Food, water and medical supplies are now making their way into the ravaged nation and hope springs eternal as the entire world reaches out to return stability to the victims and refugees of one of this tremendous natural disaster.
No Surprises at the Globes
There wasn't even a raised eyebrow as Avatar and director James Cameron accepted their Golden Globes on Sunday night. Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Mo'Nique each won in their categries.
The small screen awards brought up suprises. "Dexter's" John Lithgow won for the Best Supporting Actor and Michael Hall won for Best Actor, beathing out favorites Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Hugh Laurie of "House." "Grey Gardens" and Drew Barrymore won best TV mini-srioes and actress. No one was more surprised than Drew, who apologized backstage for forgetting to thank co-star Hope Lange and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Long in the audience.
Spring Baby Boom Begins
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer, 39, and husband, film producer and director Mathew Vaughn have announced that their third child is due in May. The newest addition will be joining sibs Clementine, 5, and Caspar, 7. The couple have been married since 2002.
Monica Belluca, regularly included on most "beautiful people" lists, announced that she and her husband will welcome their second child in the spring. The 45-year-old former model currently appears in the Golden Globes nominated Baaria, but she is best known to American audiences as the ballet burglar in Oceans 12 and Oceans 13.
30 Rock Still Tops on TV?
For those who can't wait for the awards, here are latest predictions for this year's Golden Globes. The most suspense surrounds TV's Best Drama which could go to House or Mad Men . . . we say the latter. Once again 30 Rock is in the running for Best Comedy, but some pollssters say Glee has a good chance of knocking the Rock off the block. Hugh Laurie of House is up against Simon Baker, The Mentalist, for Best Actor in a Drama.
Alec Baldwin looks like a shoe-in for Best Actor in a Comedy for 30-Rock, and co-star Tina Fey is in a close fight for the Best Actress in a Comedy up against Lee Michele in Glee. Glee is also set to take the Best Supporting Actress award for Jane Lynch's performance.
Who Will Win the Golden Globes?
Who will walk away with the Golden Globes? An AOL poll let the public decide, and of course, Avatar took best movie, and Meryl Streep, recently dubbed the greatest actress of all time, seems like a shoe-in for Best Actress in a Comeday. Hangover took first in the Best Comedy/Musical category, but Streep's Julie & Julia and It's Complicated, plus the musical Nine are also close contenders.
George Clooney got the nod for Best Actor, however Jeff Bridges may be more worthy for his performance in Crazy Heart. Best Actress seems to be in bag for Sandra Bullock's performance in Blind Side, and Best Director looks likek a toss up between film giants James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino.
Avatar Set to Win Big?
Last December the movie world went blue . . . not in any sad sense, but the insanely popular "Avatar" sci-fi took CGI effects to a new limit as well as multi-media marketing. Breaking within minutes of each other were the computerized "Avatar" games and even digital media whereby a person can turn themselves into their own Avatar being!
Some say director James Cameron's blockbuster will change the way movies are made. The CGI enhanced superheroes really managed to meld the actors' true emotions making them less alien and more human. Some say they may have come across too human--people have been reporting Avatar Depression upon leaving the theatre, and realizing that Pandora is not waiting for them.
Vince Vaughn Ties the Knot
In a small private ceremony with family and friends just outside of his hometown Chicago, Vince Vaughn married Kyla Weber, a Canadian real estate agent. The couple have been engaged since last Valentine's day and the wedding took place at a historic mansion.
Vaughn, star of "Swingers and Couples Retreat" has previously datd Jennifer Aniston. In September, after years as a bachelor he admitted in an interview with People that he was ready for his life "to be about other people and other things, It's the first time that I really want to have kids," he said.
The Face Behind Avatar's Leading Lady
She's beautiful, seductive, powerful . . . and blue. The actress who plays the leading role in "Avatar" Zoe Saldana, like her co-star Sam Worthington, is a relative unknown. Zoe has done some other sci-fi flicks and had a role in Pirates of the Caribbean, but this is the first time she's played the main babe.
Zoe was born in New Jersey to immigrants from the Dominican Republic, and lived in Queens until she was nine. She then moved back to the Dominican Republic, returning to the US after her sophomore year in High School. She was already an accomplished dancer, and upon her return enrolled in Faces Theatre Program. She is currently dating actor Keith Britton, and with "Avatar's" success, is sure to see her star rising in 2010.
Sandra Bullock Breaks Box Office Record
Sandra Bullock'a newest flick "Blind Side" has pushed through the glass ceiling smashing the $200 million mark at the box office after just seven weeks of release. The actress' football-family drama has become the first film in history driven solely be a female star to top the $200 million domestic box office mark, a feat accomplished this weekend.
Already nominated for best actress from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards, everyone is thinking an Academy nod is in the bag for Bullock.
Other big scores for female driven films include Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich," with $125.6 million in 2000 and Meryl Streep's "The Devil Wears Prada" at $124.7 million in 2006.
Best Celeb Quotes of 2009
Editors with time on their hands compiled a list of some of the most quotable celebrity quotes from 2009. Here are a few of our favorites:
Lady Gaga: "I love Susan Boyle. She is my woman of the year!"
Jude Law: "Women like bad boys...Being a good boy has never worked for me."
Kevin Jonas, on presenting his new bride a real pair of fairytale shes: "I knew that my princess needed her glass slippers and her castle."
Carrie Underwood: "You all know what Santa left under the tree for me . . . a fiance! Woo hoo!"
Leo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli Hook Up New Year's Day
Leonardo DiCaprio and Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli were spotted enjoying the ocean view in Cabo San Lucas on New Year's day, sparking rumors that the couple may be on-again. DiCaprio called time-out on the four year relationship last June.
Bar, who was featured on the cover of last year's Sports Illustrated swimwear issue, was also spotted with DiCaprio in November. Since then she's been seen getting cozy with multimillionaire Teddy Sagi and "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford. Who knows what the New Year will bring.
Rare Blue Moon to Ring in the New Year
Fireworks won't be the only thing lighting up the skies tonight. Revelers in the Americas will be treated to a "blue moon" which really isn't blue, but it is a rare phenomenon when we have two full moons in one month. This happens on New Year's eve only once every 19 years, so enjoy it!
Blue moons have no astronomical significance, but astrologers attach many positive changes in a year that kicks off with a Blue Moon. Let's hope they're right, and Happy New Year to all!
Believe It Or Not
"There it is in black and white" used to imply that if something was written, it must be true. Not so anymore. The tabloids have gone through so many libel loopholes that could have woven well sized rug by now.
This last year Brad and Angie nearly split in February, March, April, May, June, September, November and December. The other four months they were making wedding plans. Jennifer Anniston has had a baby on the way at last four times this year. The tabloid blitz of Jon and Kate reached ad nauseum. The majority of tabloid cover teasers are blatently false or at best, misleading. No wonder magazine sales have been falling like rocks.
Kardashian Baby Gets the Cover Story
Mason Dash Disick has already been credited for keeping his parents, Kourtney and longtime boyfriend Scott Disick, together after some rough times. From the interview in Life & Style magazine it sounds like baby Mason's magic will be keeping his parents together for a long time.
Kourtney gushes, as most new moms do, about holding Mason for the first time. "Holding him the second time was even more special, and the third time was even more special than that. I fall so much more in love with this kid every day. I can't imagine how much more in love with him I'm going to be by the time he's 5 or 10 or 20!" she says in the interview in this week's issue.
"Avatar" Scores Big at Box Office
It's been 12 years since James Cameron's "Titanic" brought in record-setting numbers and it looks like his newest movie, "Avatar" may break the titanic incomes of his last blockbuster.
Over the Christmas weekend US box office sales soared over 10 billion dollars, exceeding all of the industry's expectations. Leading the pack was "Avatar" followed by "Sherlock Holmes" and another Alvin the chipmonk sequel. "Avatar" held onto the top sport for two weeks. One reason for the record-breaking numbers is the long 3-day Christmas weekend, but there's no denying that "Avatar's" sci-fi, eco-friendly, anti-war love story was the main reason for the record setting numbers.
Stars Pets Are Out for Christmas Cheer
Ashley Tisdale wasn't the only star to be spotted with her favorite K-9. Susan Sarandon may be divorcing after a 22 marriage, but she's not going solo. Her Pom-Maltese and Pom-Poodle are loyal friends with so much unconditional love that Susan should be just fine.
Orlando Bloom was also spotted the day after Christmas walking his saluki-mix Sidi and Bull Terrier Maude in Beverly Hills. Up in Aspen, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon brought their new Jack Russel puppy Dolemite for his first paparazzi pics. Hopefully he deosn't quite live up to his celluloid name.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL 2009!
Ujena wants to extend its well wishes for a holiday season to all our customers all around the globe. It comes just once a year, but every year it brings old friends together, families catching up on all the new generations, games, food until you want to burst, and a smile at a complete stranger, despite the fact you're number 12 in the check line, but they're wearing Rudolph antlers that are just so cute.
Best Wishes for a Merry Holiday season to all of you from the Family at Ujena.
Happiness Rating High for the Holidays
It's hard to rate happiness, but the experts have done it. Citing higher sales of jewelry items and clothing, they noted the trend is toward buying for romance or family, rather than laying out for lavish parties and getaway cruises. They also say the tough economic year has brought families closer than in decades past. Whatever the logic, we'll accept the high happiness rating for this holiday season.
Australian Man Gives Gifts Early
It's a beautiful story. Last Christmas Stevenson had a ton of stuff he didn't need, so he opened the doors to his home and allowed those who couldn't afford gifts to come and take what they wanted. It was such a hit, he's done it again this year, opening the doors on Tuesday. With his home too crowded he put in a shop on the Gold Coast of Queensland. Patrons are thrillled to take part, not just because of the free goodies, but because Stevenson is celebrating and conveying to everybody the true spirt of Chrismas.
Things We Won't See In 2010
While it's sad to see some things go, 2010 will fill in the gaps quickly. As we leave the '00 decade behind we'll be seeing the last of some popular cosmetic lines, such as Max Factor US--once the makeup of the movie-stars, Prescriptives skin care and makeup, and Nivea's facial lines. Expect to see a lot more mineral makeups with fewer chemicals in 2010.
South Beach Diet Frozen Entrees and Starbuck's Mocha Dark Chocolate will also be discontinued. Expect more fresh frozen diet foods like Jennie Craig and Diet-to-Go. To be sure there will more designer dark chocolates, just not from Hershey's, makers of the Starbuck's brand. Virgin Megastores and Circuit City, once the HOT stores to shop, have been antiquated and closed their doors in 2009. On the television we say goodbye to Jay Leno, ER and the defective detective Monk. After a run of 57 years, the Guiding Light will not be shining in 2010. As Bob Hope used to say, thanks for the memories.
Rumors Fly, But it Looks like Baby #7 for Brangelina
Before Tiger Woods' infidelity knocked it off the covers the tabs were claiming Brad and Angie had split--for good. Some unscrupulous editing made it sound like Brad had fathered a baby with ex Jennifer, but all that got buried by the Tiger's wandering ways.
Now two tabs are claiming Angie is pregnant with baby number seven. "Angelina decided about four months ago that she really wanted to be pregnant again," an insider revealed to Life & Style. "She basically told Brad that if it happens, it happens and that she wasn't going to concern herself with birth control. Angie's most at peace when a baby's coming."
Jolie has consistently stated she wants more children, whether they come through natural means or adoption. "We have to make sure we can devote time each of them," she told Stylist magazine.
Kevin Jonas Marries Danielle Deleasa
Storms and more than a little bit of snow couldn't put a damper on the flame of love between the eldest Jonas brother Kevin and his new bride Danielle Deleasa. The storybook wedding played out on cue on Saturday at a French-style castle in Long Island, New York.
The blizzard warnings and pounding snow didn't keep more 400 guests from traveling to the Disney-like nuptials. Aside from Kevin's famous brothers, teen queen Demi Lovato was also in attendance. Kevin exchanged his purity ring for a wedding ring, and took off for the Honeymoon suite. One down, two to go.
Critic's Choice Nominees Jump to 25 Categories this Year
2009 produced so many great flicks that Critic's Choice upped their noms from 17 to 25, and it starts with the star-studded musical bonanza "Nine" and Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic "Inglourious Basterds" each receiving 10 nominations, including a Best Picture nod for both.
"Inglourious Basterds" chocked up nods for Best Director and Best Original Screenpalay, and Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt, which means a sighting of Brangelina just got exponentially better.
James Cameron's "Avatar," "Up in the Air" and "The Hurt Locker" each received eight nominations.
The rest of the categories aren't without some megastar such as as Goerge Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Mo'Nique, Clint Eastwood, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.
Anna Kendrick Jumps from Twilight to the Red Carpet
When Anna Kendrick teamed up with George Clooney in "Up in the Air" she had no idea the doors of Hollywood royalty would open for this 24-yearold starlet. This week's Golden Globes included Kendrick, and then she picked up a nomination for a Screen Actos Guild Award too. She'll be doing a lot of gown shopping this year.
"I always feel like someone's going to catch me in some gorgeous gown, but they'll realize that I'm the girl who usually wears Converse and then kick me out of the party," Kendrick says. As for acceptance speeches, she doesn't think it will really matter, because she'll be choked up. "Oh," Kendrick says, "I'll be blubbering like a baby."
Boyles Is Set to Sieze the World!
What makes Susan Boyle so popular? Critics say a convergence of factors have bouyed the 47-year-old choir singer from a tiny burb in Scotland to international acclaim.
It's Boyle's "every woman" quality that's so appealing believes Aiden Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic. "She's ordinary. She's like us." Since her debut on Britain's Got Talent people "wanted to be part of the story and make sure it had a happy ending." Her heart-breaking loss on the talent show made her more vulnerable, and her fan base grew.
Susan's underdog status is a classic, "one that played out in front of the entire world," explained Gaylord Fields, senior Editor of AOL Music. "With her talent, there are literally thousands of songs she can handle with ease and comfort. the biggest thing that can hamper her career is if she's no longer willling to put up with the demands of stardom . . . It seems long-term success is hers to accept or reject."
Kourtney Kardasian Welcomes Baby Boy
It's been a series of ups and downs, but for now everyone is up! Reality star Kourtney Kardasian and longtime boyfriend Scott Disick welcomed a beautiful baby boy today in LA. This is the first child for the couple, who both star on E's "Keeping up with the Kardasians."
The couple had split after two years of dating last November. When Kourtney found out she was pregnant they got back together. Scott has been going to parenting classes and seems totally devoted to the child. Kourtney also expressed excitement about being a first-time mommy. "We're both nervous and excited," she totd PopEater reporters. "We're ready to be parents but nervous because we want to do everything perfectily.
Tiger Woods: The Scandal of the Decade?
The dust is still settling but it looks like Tiger and Elin may call a truce for the holidays and for the sake of the children. The couple met today with a third party dressed in a suit, and spent nearly three hours together, according to TMZ.
Tiger has officially lost one sponsor, and officially is taking a break from golf. The couple are not living together, but as seen from today's meeting, they are talking. While a rash of women came out claiming to be Tiger's mistresses, the field has narrowed to just three women, one who claims they had a relationship, but no sex, and another who says the relationship was real, and not just about sex. Only 2010 will tell whether Tiger is a sexual addict or just a man who made some very bad judgements during a unique lifetime that doesn't is a far cry from the average American couple.
Did Paris Figure Out that it's Embarassing to be Paris?
Since 2001 Paris Hilton has been one of the most sought after, photographed and talked about celebrities. She invented the concept of being famous because she's famous. She was the inspiration for the website stupidcelebrities.net. Every movie she made has bombed. She's had more Razzie nominations than any other actressand looks like she's a shoe-in to win this year's Razzie for the "Hottie and the Nottie."
Paris has lost her mass appeal, and proven you can't live by partying alone. Perhaps she's lying low to plot a comeback as a saavy business woman with her new line of hair styling products, or even as a singer. She's been recording a second album, but most people feel she has a better chance of coming out with a great product and let her brand speak for herself.
The Best TV of the Decade
When we turn that calendar page over at the end of the month, we're not just saying good-bye 2009, but hello new decade of 2010! Researchers at AOL were busy collecting the names of the top 40 shows of the 2000's which included "24," "Sex and the City." "30 Rock" and "Grey's Anatomy," and in the final analysis the top five were "Mad Men," "Lost," "Deadwppd," "The Wire" and in spot Number One was "The Sopranos."
The great thing is you can now rent these shows, back to back with no commercials, and comletely emerse yourselfs in the witty writing, great casts of characters and plot twists and turns. Although I think even watching "Lost" from beginning to end, will still leave some of lost as to what the Island really was about.
Jessica Simpson and New Beau?
Neither star has confirmed or committed, but their friend's tongues have been wagglin' about a new link up between Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan. The unlikely couple--pop star and Smashing Pumpkin--were spotted together several times in New York and some insiders have said the couple have definitely "fallen hard."
Simpson has laid low on the dating scene since walking away from the doomed relationship with Dallas Cowboy's QB Tony Roma the night before her 29th birthday. After the tragic loss of her beloved doggie, Jessica deserves better, but we'll wait to see if it comes in the unlikely form of Corgan.
The Best of 2009 TV
The year's not over but we've already started a list of the best TV moments from 2009: The split of Jon and Kate Gosselin; Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson edging out her opponent by less that 1% to win Dancing with the Stars; After 17years and some 4,000 monologues Jay Leno passed the late night torch to Conan O'Brien on NBC's Tonight Show; Heather Locklear reprised her role on Melrose Place; and George Clooney turned up with Julianna Marguiles in March to ER, after nine long years.
As for tasteless shockers, there was the Kanye West microphone theft as Taylor Swift received her country music award, but even more tasteless was Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's wacky Aussie reporter character, who descended like and angel in a thong at the MTV awards, and managed to land his crotch onto the chin of a not too happy
Make Like a Monkey and Stay Skinny!
An apple a day may keep the Doctor away, but a banana may help you stay in bikini shape! Sure, there are more calories in a banana than other fruit, but they're natural sugars and a far better way to give your body a lift than a sugared coffee drink.
Bananas are loaded with potassium, a nutrient needed to keep your body's fluids in balance. They taste great in a power shake with milk and yogurt to provide you with protein and calcium too. If you ever suffer from a night of too much drinking, a morning banana will help restore your fluid levels quickly--the hurt in a hangover is mostly caused by dehyration. If you don't like bananas, apricots, avocados and raisins are also potassium-rich.
All Signs It's a Big Shopping Season, Especially Online
So much for worries about this years recession driven shopping season--it seems people want to say goodbye to all the pennypinching and step out 'to carch all the great deals. Everyone agrees, the best deals are on line. So before you battle the throngs in line at the stores, pop on-line to find almost everything you need at your fingertips, and at a discount.
This is so true if you shop at Ujena during the Holidays. Lots of new non-swimwear items and great deals to spice up this Christmas. Buy now to save on this year's greatest suits, and intimate presents for your BFFs. You're sure to have happy holidays if you shop at Ujena. Don't wait, the greatest deals won't last.
Lots of Cheer for the New Year
Will Smith's youngest son Jaden is proving he has what it takes to star opposite Jackie Chan a remake of the 1984 classic Karate Kid, due in theatres this summer.
During months of training Jaden became the true "Karate Kid." He realized there is more to marital arts than just the kicking and punching--there are lasting lessons of obediance to be instillled. In fact, Janden's parent's appreciate the disciple he has learned. "His dad told me that Jaden had changed, " says Chan. "When he take his shoes off, he doesn't throw them in the corner, but puts them away neatly."
On-Line Sales Leading the Bestsellers
Holiday shopping has arrived and as most savvy shoppers know, it's best to do it on-line. We're still glad to see Black Friday sales in the retail stores giving a lift for the economy, but on-line sales is where you're going to get the biggest bang for the your dollar.
Some of these sales will fall off on Monday, so use tomorrow to get in on the best of the best deals, at Ujena.com. The date only comes once a year, so Jump on Super Sunday Sales at Ujena!
The Start of Shopping Mania
Dubbed "Black Friday" because it's the day that businesses always come out of the red, and into the black of profits with the onset of holiday shopping. This year retail outlets are more aggresive than ever in offering savings and great deals. The year 2009, with its bargain-starving buyers, may go down in history as the greatest sales of all time.
Ujena is right there with bargains galore. Start shopping right away--some of the best bargains will be selling out before the holiday weekend is over. Ujena.com, your best deals ever.
The Start of the Season of Family and Good Cheer
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season. While the grocery stores have been saying thanks all week, the rest of us are decorating the table, baking the goodies, making the main feast, running out for those dinner rolls we forgot and laying out our clothes for tomorrow's celebration.
Don't forget to relax, and enjoy the excitement. Look forward to seeing friends and relatives and spending a day of indulgence. Open your heart, and take a few minutes of quiet and deep breathing to open your lungs as well. Sit comfortably, sit tall so your lungs have plenty of room to expand and breathe in deeply, feeling the oxygen pour into your blood, exhale slowly and in just a few breaths you'll feel renewed.
Is It Love or Love Addiction?
It's a much-talked about discussion on daytime talk-shows and the LMN channel, but Rachel Resnick brings a real face to the subect of Love Addiction. Resnick likens her habit to that of a drug abuser: every bit as powerful in its ability to destroy, and rooted in a tumultuous past--her mother was an alcoholic who eventually committed suicide; her father in denial.
Resnick's tell-all tale isn't just voyeurism: it's a sobering raw account that gives readers--whehter or not we identify as junkies--proof that a commitment to recovery can indeed restore hope. What is a love junkie? it's a person who confuses sex for love, intensity for intimacy and drama for passion. "Love Junkie" has been commented on as being one of the best books yet to be released on the subject. But it might not be the best holiday gift.
Grey's Anatomy Introduces New Love Triangle
We have loved the Grey's Anatomy love triangles--Meredith and Derek and Addison, that Callie, George and Izze--and it seems the series is dishing us up another with old and new characters.
Owen Hunt (played by newcomer Kevin McKidd) and Cristina (veteran Sandra Oh) are bringing necomer Teddy Altman (played by Kim Raver) into a love mix that is simmering and ready to catch fire in the new season. Some fans want to see Owen and Cristina together as much as they wanted Meredith and McDreamy, but this new character is drawing some fans away. Interesting how well they keep this series alive and so titillating--hospital linen rooms will never be the same.
What Not to do on a Job Search
Cosmopolitan recently came out with the some tips for job searches. Obviously, dress professional and not provocative. Make certain every detail of your life on Facebook or MySpace is something the employer is looking for. A majority--86%--said unprofessional behavior makes you less desireable as a candidate. They say that 70% of organizations do not check out google and social websites, but you don't want to be caught if you're one of the 30%.
Best wiay to apply is with a cover letter and resume to the company website. If you get the interview, send an e-mail follow-up thank you.
The worst thing to say during an interview: "I think outside of the box." Seems that companies aren't willing to take any risks these days and this once punchy line is now out!
Juliannne Hough Not Returning to DWTS
Singer and professional dancer Julianne Hough, who has helped many a partner to their Dancing with the Stars wins, will be taking another season off the popular show. She took a break last season to pursue work on her country singing career and acting. Seems she's on the right track, Hough will star in the upcoming movie Burlesque, with Cher and Christena Aguilera.
As for whether she might return to DWTS she was evasive, saying only that "We're going to cross that bridge when we come to it.
Another mystery is who she may be dating after splitting up with ex-boyfriend Chuck Wicks. Asked by Ryan Seascret at the New Moon premiere Monday night in Los Angeles if she was still single, Hough replied, "Um, technically," flashing that great smile.
Is Lindsay Next to Spin Out of Control?
Lindsay Lohan has had her public meltdowns. In and out of rehabs, her public life has now overshadowed what at one time was a promising acting career. She's now known for getting smashed, lesbian lovers and driving really bad. Hello? How big of a wakeup call do her friends and family need?
The lastest is that LiLo, according to her mom, uses a Adderall, a powerful stimluant prescribed to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It's an amphetimine that helps people focus, but when mixed with alcohol it it can be a lethal combination. We know Lindsey uses the drug and abuses alcohol and whatever else, so why aren't her friends and family locking the drugs in a cabinet and letting a nurse dispurse them? Not that it helped other superstars on the path to distruction. Watching another great talent destroy themsleves because no one can stand up and say stop says that Hollywood needs a refresher in Tough Love.
It's Not Crochet Like Grandma Used to Do!
Ujena has introduced some holiday shopping ideas including some tempestuous nighties and a full line of Crochet Bikinis. These bikinis aren't as delicate as you might think. The close weave and superior yarn is deigned to stand up to regular beach wear, but these are not regular bikinis.
Each are handmade in our Mountain View. California office. Crochet bikinis came out of Brazil as the bikini was fast becoming the most talked-about article of clothing in the world. Crochet was tantalizing--large stitch could give away more than other bikinis revealed. Because they have four-way stretch, crochet bikinis can create many different illusions, making this the must-have suit for the must-be-seen.
Ujena's crochet bikinis use a close stitch in variying classic patterns and are lined top and bottom. They still allow individual uniforimity because of the stretch of the yarn, to make you look your best. For the holidays we've added a dozen new designs of this incredible bikini. It's the best of gift-giving for all your sexy friends!
Lady Gaga Next Madonna?
Once upon a time,, a 19-year-old named Stefani Germanotta sang with Def Jam Records. She had played piano by ear from the age of 4 and wrote her first ballad at 13, and attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart. She gained early admission to the NY University's Tisch School of the Arts, but later dropped out to pursue her music.
She proceeded to study the vintage glam rock of David Bowie and Queen, the style of Michael Jackson and of course, Madonna. With a nose job and a new name suddenly Lady Gaga exploded on the scene in 2007. Her debut album The Fame was released the follwing year. "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" have become international number one hits and to date she has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
Looks like the Gaga isn't going to gogo anywhere soon. Her wigs and stage antics are definitely Madonna-ish, but considering her age she will definitely be putting her own spin as the Diva's Diva this century.
Taylor Smith Can't Do Much Better:
The 43rd Annual CMA Awards made Taylor Smith the belle of the ball leading the 43rd Annual awards with four trophies: Female Vocalist, Album of the Year, Viedo of the Year and the night's biggest honor, Entertainer of the Year. There was really nothing else she could have won--she walked a way a superstar with a lot of big footsteps to fill if she's going to keep on this megastar status.
"I am so incredibnly grateful . . . I didn't expect to win Entertainer of the Year. I'm at a loss for words!" she gushed to reporters backstage after her big win.
Earlier show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood gave the audience a hint of what was to come with witty banter thoughout the night, starting with an off-the-cuff version of Willie Nelson's hit, revised in the refrain to "Mammas, don't let you babies grow up to be Kanye" It was definitely a hint of the good things to come to Taylor this awards night.
Celine Dion Will Keep Trying for a Baby
Celine Dion, 41, and husband Rene Angelil, 67, have a beautiful son, Rene-Charles, born in 2001. They have been trying for baby number two through invitro fertilization and thought they had succeeded when a few days later learned it didn't take.
"I admire all the women who go through such a tough process. Since April, she has undergone numerous examinations, mulitiple hormone injections and blood tests," Angelil told a Canadian paper, revealing that the couple will be going to New York this weekend to give it another try.
"We are living the reality of the majority of couples who have to use IVF," he said. "But today, we are full of confidence. Celine is more determined than ever!
Demi Says She'd Rather be the Puma Poster Girl
In the December issue of W magazine Demi Moore, looking ageless, talks about her status as a poster girl for the "cougars," women who are attracted to younger men. She tosses off the "cougar" remark commenting that there are many older women with younger man, but says if she has to labed she'd prefer Puma. The two cats are actually the same animal, so she must just like 4-letter names.
She also opens up about how age has changed her acting choices. The former box office superstar, who is in two upcoming indie films "Happy Tears" and "The Joneses" hasn't had a big role in years. "I hate to say it's a function of age--but yes, I think in some ways it is. The majority of female roles are geared between 25 and 35. I'm just not getting the roles I'd like to do.
Travolta's New Movie a Family Affair
Following an emotionally tumultuous year, the Travolta family have put their hearts and funny bones into the new Disney flick, "Old Dogs," due out for the holidays. Ella Bleu Travolta, age 7, makes her acting debut and not surprising, she was a natural. She even does a little dancin' spoof on her famous Dad's performance in Grease. Long-time friend Robin Williams is also in the film playing Ella's dad.
"If I could pick anyone in the world for the part, I'd pick Robin," says John, who mentions that Williams gets to kiss Kelly. "I can trust Robin," says John. Anyway, it's a Disney kiss.
Taylor Swift Gets Back at Kanye West
I must admit it. I like Taylor Swift. Maybe Megan Fox can learn a thing or two about broadcasting a personality along with her body. That's another story. Yesterday's Saturday Night Live featured Taylor in eight different skits, all funny as all heck.
She sang her monologue, and included a reference to the insult Kanye paid to her when he took hold of the MTV microphone to say Beyoncé, not Taylor, should have won the award. She closed the door on that one with music and humor . . . a class act for one of Hollywood's most embarassing moments. and if she failed to apologize for appearing in a pap photo next to some swatiska t-shirt wearing nobody, well that's cool. The symbol should be ignored, forever. Move on Taylor! And happy anniversary to 20 years since the Berlin Wall fell!
Susan Boyle to Sing On this Week's Dancing!
Indeed, the most refreshing celebrity news this year is the discovery and transformation of Scotland's Susan Boyle who went from obscurity to one of the most famous singers in the world. Mousy and nervous when she walked out on stage at Britain's You've Got Talent, she looked out-of-place and the audience stifled giggles at her "dream" of becoming a professional singer.
Then she sang--and within 48 hours the whole world was listening. Her private life exploded and suddenly the world could not get enough of this unlikely superstar. Finally, she had to admit herself into a hospital to gain some rest and peace.
With a make-over, control over her career and a much talked about album due out soon, "she's excited and happy," says her brother John Boyle about her trip to LA. "She loves America and loves the people." But she won't be staying long--Susan is still happiest in her small community in Blackburn where she can walk around and say "hi" to the locals.
What NOT to Watch with your Parents
It happened to me about ten years ago during the Thanksgiving weekend. We gathered up the nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and 78-year-old Grandma and went to the local theater to see American Pie #2. What did we know? After the "pie episode" we kept our eyes down or tried to look like we fell asleep. Leaving the theatre one of popcorn kids shouted to my nephew, "Mikey, I don't believe you brought your grandma to American Pie!" Even Mikey was embarassed.
So, before you press pay-for-view, here are few movies you might want to avoid when you're home for the holidays: Borat (definitely at the top of the list), Boogie Nights, Deliverance, Eyes Wide Shut, Barely Eighteen and American Pie, one or two. Do you have any to add?
Remember, If It Sounds Too Good to be True, It Probably Is
As it turns out, anyone who still using their brain to do their thinking. As for the other guys, they showed up at a Denny's and shelled over $225 in uniform fees to get just in as security guards at the Play Mansion Halloween bash.
Several showed up at the ppointed time and place, after paying the cons who posed as organizers the upfront fees. After hanging out at the restaurant waiting until 1 a.m. it finally occurred to them that they had been scammed. No job, no booty, nothing but another lesson on the benefits of thinking with your brain rather than your libido.
Kate Gosselin Is Hollywood's Scariest Look!
The big question is what are you going to do with all those Kate Gosselin wigs now that Halloween is over, and so is her show? Costume shops sold out of the Gosselin-do along with anything remotely Twilight.
THE place to be in Hollywood at Halloween is at Heidi Klum's annual gala. Always known for her over-the-top costume parties, Heidi and Seal didn't let the Hollywood crowd down. The two, dressed as ravens, were barely recognizable, as were the rest of the star-studded guests boasting the most elaborate and original costumes--most likely with a little help from the film world's top makeup and costume designers. Not a Gosselin wig or Jackson glove in sight
What In the World Were You Thinking Brooke?
Maybe it's supposed to be a Halloween joke: feather boa comes alive and tries to devour Brooke Shields at the Rita Hayworth Gala. Perhaps it would have been better if snaking fringe had succeeded.
Brooke won unanimous disapproval for this black and white tablecloth print sprouting a ruffled, strapless neckline. The busy pattern is a bit retro, but someone needs their knuckles slapped with the yardstick over the asymmetrical black ruffle at the bottom. Maybe a bottle of her endorsed Latisse lash grower spilled and went out of control on some fibers.
The 2009 Halloween Hit Parade
Vampires are more popular in American culture than in the past several centuries. The gory ghouls go back to ancient history and by the time the bubonic plague hit Europe most thought it was the work of vampires. Add to the lore the fact that plague victims were often buried before checking if they were really dead, so the not-yet-dead would crawl their way out of graves scratched and bloodied.
Of course Bram Stoker and Brad Pitt in "Interview with a Vampire" helped many of us feel empathy for the fang bangers. And not surprisingly, you’ll see lots of them this Halloween, especially in character from HBO’s hit True Blood.
Other popular costumes this year are Michael Jackson, President Obama and yes, anything sexy for the girls and anything with weapons for the boys. Have a safe Halloween!
Regrettable Super Hits
The song "Like A Virgin" helped make Madge the Diva of all Divas. But today whe cringes to hear it. "I'm not sure I could ever sign that song again," Madonna said in a New York interview for radio station Z100. "I just can't -- unless somebody paid me, like, $30 million or something. Like if some Russian guy wants me to come to the wedding and he's going to have a 17 year-old . . . ." That's our Material Girl.
Don't Worry Be Happy was another mega-hit for Bobby McFerrin. The problem is that McFerren is a classically trained musician presently conducting Mozart pieces. "It's not that I don't love the song," he says. "My songs are like my children. Some you want around and some you want to send off to college as soon as possible."
The New Modern Woman?
According to a study by Yale reserachers, humans are still evolving. It will take several generations but the trend watchers say that shorter and heavier women are having more children earlier in life, and those children are shorter and heavier still. After a few centuries of this Angelina Jolie will look like a waif, and Renee Zellweger's plumped up look for Brigett will be the norm. We'll be a new generation of Patty Dukes!
The study wasn't looking at the changes negatively. In fact, they said the future woman will be much healtheir, have lower cholesterol, a stronger heart and will also have "super-hot faces. Short, fat, healthy and hot. Totally awesome." were their final conclusions. Of course, we all know that a small study is the shortest route to grossly inaccurate conclusions . . . let's just get past 2012!
Would You Pay $3 Million for a Bra
Never one to be outdone, Victoria's Secret fashion show is going to one of priciest runway gigs ever, featuring what may be the world's most expensive bra.
Marissa Miller is the lucky model to bedazzle us in this new creation. The California beauty will be wearing the Very Sexy Plunge multi-way bra with a whopping 16-carat heart-shaped champagne diamond pendant in the center and 2,350 brilliant-cut white, champagne and cognac diamonds embroidered into it.
Created by a team of designers and crafts people, the bra took 100 hours of research and development, plus 800 hours of labor to complete. Think you can out-sparkle Marissa? VS is holding a nationwide casting call for its next Angel.
Let the Girl Grow Up
You know it's a slow newsday when headlines ask: Is Miley too young for sex? Like we should all have a say in the matter? We just got over the fact that Miley used a pole for a dance prop in one of the cleanest pole dances I've ever seen.
Wait, it pays to read further in the article. Miley Cyrus, teenage superstar, has been asked to make a cameo performance on what is already guaranteed to be box office gold: Sex and the City, movie two. What press agent would pass up an opportunity like that? For 17-year-old Miley it makes perfect sense, and besides SATC has always been one of her favorites.
Khloe and Lamar Ink a Prenup, Just In Case
Lamar Odom's new $33 million contract with the Lakers had some people saying Khloe Kardashian was digging for gold when she rushed into a marriage with the star basketball player last month. Turns out she lays no claim for athlete's salary, as long as he contributes "generously" to a joint fund.
The couple will also be house-hunting, for a seven-figure mans which will go to Khloe if they split. Other stips are a new car and a lump sum payment for each year the pair are married. Not much, compared to Lamar's salary, but maybe this marriage did have more to do with love than most of us gave it credit for.
Balloon Boy Story Full of Hot air
It was a slow news week when Colorado's Richard Heene threw the hungry newshounds a big chunk of steak wrapped in aluminum foil. Heene was convincingly distraught as he set off a worldwide drama claiming his 6-year-old son Falcon was inside the spaceship-looking balloon that accidently escaped his backyard. Millions were glued to their screens watching this silver mushroom glide over Colorado, appearing as big as the Goodyear Blimp!
Turns out the balloon, made of duct tape, string and aluminum foil, could never have flown with the weight of a child inside. As Richard and son Falcon hit the morning media blitz Falcon was getting more confused, asking his father at one point something like "you siad we did this for a show." On Friday, Falcon got sick to his stomach, twice on two different shows, when asked why he hid.
The media did a grand job in oversensationalizing this, and we ate it up. Hopefully, whatever punishment is dished out over this hoax does not traumatize the boys anymore than they already are. Maybe Jon Gosselin has some competition for Worst Dad of the Year.
Trya Banks Goes for a New Natural Look
Banks has since dropped the weight and also has been on a personal revealing kick. To kick off the new season of her show in September, she ditched her hair enhancements and showed off her natural hairline. This is a trend more black models are going for as they establish their ethnic looks amongst the most beautiful in the World.
It's A Baby Girl for Heidi and Seal
Project Runway's Heidi Klum hints that she and singer-husband Seal may call it quits after baby number 4, Lou Sulola Samuel was born Friday.
"It's difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children," said Seal. "Anyone who has a family will tell you this. Where will one find that extra love? If you love your existing children with all of your heart, how then can one possibly find more heart with which to love another?"
The answer to that question, the Grammy-winning singer said, "came in the form of our fourth child and second daughter.
From the moment baby Lou Sulola "looked into both of our eyes, it was endless love at first sight. She is beautiful beyond words, and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years," he said
Facebook's National Happiness Index Tracks our Mood
Facebook employees with too much time on their hands have taken two years of data from its 100 million users, and traced key words like "happy" and "awesome" to measure how happy we are as a nation on any given date. They also used words like "bad" and tragic" to find our bad days as well.
There findings were not surprising. We love holidays, and Thanksgiving rated number one. Fourth of July is also a favorite and Halloween. Of the religious holidays Christmas and Easter topped the list. On Wednesday, November 5, 2008, when Barack Obama won the election, Facebook found we were twice as happy as the average Wednesday.
Our bad days were not surprising. Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson's deaths put a real damper on our national mood.
If you want to know how the turkey got it's bikini lines, it was done with aluminum foil so the bird didn't brown in those strategic spots.
Is It True? Kate and A-Rod to Tie Knot?
Hollywood's last princess looks like she's heading for another wedding. Goldie Hawn's golden spawn, Kate, is reportedly getting engaged to slugger Alex Rodriguez and rumors have comfirmed that mom and step-dad Kurt Russell gave him the nod of approval.
No more on-and-off-again stories about Kate and Owen Wilson. No new athletes in her life. She'll stick with a homerun hitter this time, and gossip-mongers believe she'll be producing a little gold-run hitter soon, since her ex has a few months up on her in that regard. Good luck Kate--may this be the one, forever!
Controversy Over Ralph Lauren "Too Thin" Ad
"Dude, her head's bigger than her pelvis," wrote a blogger at BoingBoing after seeing a overly photoshopped picture of Filippa Hamilton-Palmstierna in a Ralph Lauren ad. The ad and comment bounced around the internet a million times or so when Ralph Lauren reps threatened to sue. The photo was pulled from the website, but it was published within the rights of "fair use" and yesterday Ralph Lauren reps sang a different tune. Polo Ralph Lauren released the following statement:
"For over 42 years we have built a brand based on quality and integrity. After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman's body.
"We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the caliber of our artwork represents our brand appropriately."To read more, click here.
All My Children Moves to the West Coast
Ever since the announcement that All My Children was leaving its New York studios, AMC fans have worried whether the show’s icon, Susan Lucci, would be leaving her beloved NY home.
Good news is that Susan will be commuting to the new LA studios. The second question on fans minds is who won’t be moving from the studios where the soap has been shot since its premiere in 1970.
Three big AMC stars are being left behind. Thorsten Kaye, who plays Zach, has decided not to relocate. Beth Ehlers (Taylor) and Aiden Turner (Aiden) have also been written out of the script and will not be going west.
Thorsten Kaye chose not to move for personal reasons: his long-time partner, Susan Haskell, has a full-time gig on One Life to Live and the couple are raising two children.I am not the kind of dad who wants to be 3,000 miles away from my kids," Kaye told the New York Daily News.
Rumor has it that Kaye's character, Zach, will be killed off. As for Aidan and Taylor, no word yet on how they'll be written out.To read more, click here.
Paris Fashion Week Brings Out the Good and Bad
Rihanna has been heating up Paris Fashion Week on the runway and on the streets. She nails it in this chanel Tweed, pencil skirt, bustier, logo bag and big bangles of pearl and gold. On the street Rihanna was stunning in a Gaultier jacket, leather leggings, blue bondage booties and a sexy spidery cut-out bodice.
It's widely believed that Lindsay Lohan was a runway trainwreck acting as Ungaro's artistic advisor. Bandage dresses and black heart pasties are just not likely to catch on, here, there, or ever.
Mary-Kate Olsen, in typical grunge look, also didn't wiin any nods from the fashionistas in Paris this week. At least Rihanna was on top of her game!To read more, click here.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Engaged?
When there is this much smoke, there must be a fire. Penelope and Javier have been seeing each other for two years, although as a couple they shun the limelight and red carpets. But the paparazzi have plenty of evidence showing that the couple are more than "just friends." In response to this latest group of rumors Cruz's publicist has no comment, and Bardem's rep said "I really don't know, but I would not be able to say anything even if I did."
Cruz, in various interviews this year has commented in general on marriage and kids. "I don't know if I believe in marriage," the 35-year old Academy Award winning actress told a UK magazine last month. "I believe in family, love and children."
Earlier this year she told the Spanish edition of Marie Claire, "Of course I want to have kids. I want to have my own kids, but also adopt. For a while I've had the feeling that my life won't be complete if I don't adopt." Sound like another famous, sexy and beautiful couple?To read more, click here.
Glamour Magazine Models Cause A Stir
Ellen Degeneres interviewed four of the models, including Lizzie Miller, from the November issue of Glamour, and was surprised amongst other things that "plus size" in modeling is anything larger than size 6. The magazine, which is on newsstands now, features a beautiful nude portrait of "normal" size models and has been receiving quite a bit of praise. The editor of Glamour has said that they will make a point of using models with various shapes and looks.
The photo, taken by Mathias Vriens, poses the models in a group, and each of the ladies appears beautiful, happy and very sexy. In addition to Lizzie. the full-figured femmes include Kate Dillon, Jennie Runk, Amy Lemons, Crystal Renn, Ashley Graham and Anansa Sims. Sims is the daughter of legendary super model Beverly Johnson who blazed trails in the 70s as the first african American on the cover of Vogue, and now her daughters is blazing a new trail for normal size women. Bravo!
Rumors Spread About Kate's Baby Bump
Halle Berry said it best, having a little bump "does not mean a child is on its way." Personally, I couldn't even make it out in the photos. Kate, who has been dating NY Yankees Alex Rodriguez since May, has been seen house hunting with A-Rod. But that could mean a million things.
Kate doesn't rush into things, and mother Goldie makes sure she plays out life pretty level headed. Kate already has one son to care, A-Rod would bring along two more. Plus, A-Rod comes as damaged goods with a reputation for running through women. Would he really settle down and give Kate, her son and perhaps another child on the way a nice, normal conventional lifestyle. I don't think this is going to work out. Go back to Owen Kate, you guys made a great couple!
Does Hope Float for the Gosselin Marriage?
Nothing is quite what it seems, especially on so-called Reality Shows. It may be too little too late for Jon Gosselin, who wants to slow down the divorce proceedings and who has publicly apologized for his very public "womanizing" so soon after the split. He's not talking getting back together, yet, but he is talking about presenting a mature father image to his kids.
The show has already been named Kate Plus 8, and Jon is hoping that he can play the role of a divorcing father whose first concern is his children and maintaining open communications with his wife. Good for him. Whether it's true is anyone's guess. If you went from obscurity to riches and fame, how far would you go to keep your ratings up? Fanning the fires with some major marriage problems, then a long sincere regrouping could take this show to another season or two. So is it reality, or not? What's your opinion?To read more, click here.
First Lady Goes All Out for the Olympics
Michelle Obama, in her first major cause, says she's "taking no prisoners" in her all-out bid to bring the Olympics back to U.S. soil. There's more at stake than just any U.S. venue, she's fighting to bring the Olympics to her own backyard: Chicago.
The First Lady is enroute to Copenhangen where she will campaign for the U.S. site. She's not coming without some ammunition. Richard Daly will be on hand, and Oprah Winfrey as well. As with Salt Lake City, Atlanta and Los Angeles, holding the Olympics is a gold-mine of revenue for the city and all surrounding areas. Chicago, particularly hard hit during the recession, is pushing harder than ever to bring the Olympics home.
And Michelle has an Ace up her sleeve. Presenting the final arguments at the three day convention will be President Barack Obama, who'll be flying in for the day. Now that's a closer!
ESPN Magazine to Feature Naked Athletes
The "Body Issue" issue is set to hit the newsstands Oct. 9 and some Christian sports fans have raised their eyebrows. A simple look at art and sculpture from the Roman Christian era clearly shows a respect and reverence for the beauty of an athletic physique, but still some believe there is a place and time for everything, and the newsstand is not the place.
A spokesperson for the magazine says the Body Issue is not a beef-and-cheesecake copycat of SI's swimsuit issue, but rather "a celebration of the athletic form."
Before you get your hackles up, remember that ESPN is owned by Disney, you can expect to see various pieces of sports equipment placed quite strategically. This also isn't the first time ESPN mag has tread these waters. In a January 2004 issue for the Winter X Games, they featured several athletes nude, or nearly so: Canadian freestyler Aleisha Cline was shown skiing in nothing but her hat and gloves, and of course, boots and skis.
What's your take? Is it art and tasteful, or just another gimmick to sell issues?To read more, click here.
Prince William and Kate to Tie the Knot
No one will ever say they rushed into it, that's for sure. According to British sources Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married in June, 2012, in a wedding as spectacular--if not more so--than his father's and princess Di's nuptials. Wills wants to further his career in the Royal Air Force and become a search-and-rescue pilot before he settles down to what many believe will be his next duties as King of England.
The news was broke by a close friend and singer Jules Knight, whose band is set to perform at the wedding. Jules was a university friend of the couple and says, "William wants to wait until he is 30 and Kate is fine with that."
Wills and Kate have been a couple, on and off, for eight years.To read more, click here.
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo Gives Birth
It's a first for Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and her husband of two years, Chris Ivery. Little Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery was born on September 15, and you couldn't ask for happier parents. As Grey's goes into another succesful season, you can expect there is going to be plenty of baby talk (and some diapers) on the set.
Katherine Heigl, whose character Izzie came back from the brink of death this season, recently adopted an adorable 10 month old daughter, Naleigh. After last season's finale cliffhangers, perhaps all the happy hormones on the set will reproduce some of the fun and lightness from the show's earlier season.To read more, click here.
Hollywood Wedding Plans: From Traditional to Whatever?
Reality star Khloe Kardashian and LA Lakers player Lamar Odom announced Monday their plans for Sunday nuptials. Yep, that’s right, five days of planning and an insider says it’s going to be a “very classy affair.” The couple, who met at a party just over a month ago, sent out 200 invitations and the ceremony will be at the LA-area home of a family friend.
Taking their time in the wedding plan department, “tween dream” Kevin Jonas has announced who will be his best men when he marries girlfriend Danielle Deleasa: both his brothers and bandmates Joe and Nick.
“Dani has a younger and older sister,” says the oldest Jonas brother, “so it will be two best men and two maids of honor.” The squeaky clean singing sensation, on location in Canada for Disney’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, report the bachelor party will be fun, and definitely not in sin city Vegas.
Then there is singer Oksana Grigorieva, who is carrying Mel Gibson’s baby and due this December. On a British morning show she was asked about wedding plans and replied, “Actually, we have no plans to marry whatsoever. I haven’t thought about it—we haven’t spoken about it.” Such is love and marriage Hollywood style.To read more, click here.
Jessica Simpson On the Mend from Recent Loss
Jessica Simpson's adorable maltipoo Daisy was snatched by a coyote right before her eyes last week. She and many of her friends and supporters have searched and offered a reward, but there has been no sign of Daisy. While some insensitive tabloids are reporting that Jessica is in a "tailspin" and "at the brink," she is justifiably in deep grief over her loss, and her friends have rallied to support her through this period.
"No longer do pets play a low key role in homes throughout the country. Rather, they have come to fill the role of companion, supporter, and old friend. Consequently, the death of a pet can become a major grief experience," writes Dr. LaGrand, a grief counselor. As with the loss of any family member, the mourning process takes a lot of time and rather than a "tailspin" Jessica is bearing up quite well and has been seen in the company of friends in public. Daisy was a gift to Jessica in 2004 and she brought the lovable fur-ball with her everywhere, even on stage! Our sympathies go out to Jessica.To read more, click here.
Cabo is a Favorite Photo Op
Oh my my. The next Jam--what we call a Boutique Jam--will have less then 50 overall players and will give the Ujena Family a chance to meet, talk to and shoot everyone who attends! Be sure to sign up now, as the Jam officially begins October 17 for a nine-day package. With the new line just launching, this is a great opportunity to get your shots in the new catalog!
You'll be working one-on-one with the core Ujena crew including Bob Anderson, Catherine Cross and winners of this year's 25th Anniversary Jam, photographer Edwin Jammer and model Angie Quesada. Staff model Trisha will be on hand to show you the ropes. If you've been wanting to get your feet wet at a Jam. this is the one to jump-start your Jam Experience!To read more, click here.
2009 Emmy Show was -- Dare I say? -- Good
Following Kanye West's now infamous interruption at the MTV VMA's, last night's Emmy's were a breath of fresh air. Host Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother was funny, the TV stars were all glamorous and in celebratory mood, and even if all my favorites didn't win, it was 3-hours of great entertainment.
There weren't many surprises in the winners, but the presenters were fantastic, including Ricky Gervais, Ellen Burystn and Michael J. Fox. Man Men and 30 Rock once again took away the big awards. Bryan Cranston won best actor for Breaking Bad, and an always-deserving Glenn Close won for Damages. In a drama series Michael Emerson won supporting actor for Lost, Cherry Jones for 24. In a comedy series Alec Baldwin once again won supporting actor for 30 Rock and Toni Collette won for United States of Tara. All in all, it was a good evening for the American entertainment industry.To read more, click here.
Fluffy, Cute and a Life Saver
Diabetes is on the rise and while blood sugar testing devices have become very user-friendly, nothing beats the wet nose of a furry, fluffy sugar-meter that can also take you for walks. The long snouts on dogs are there for a reason: they increase the K9's sense of smell to sniff out things that are 100 million times weaker than our noses can sense. One of these is the chemical our body manufactures when blood sugar is getting extremely low.
One little poodle in Mississippi became agitated when its master began slipping into a coma, and her distress woke the husband who rushed his wife to the hospital and saved her life. While that was one smart Fido, other dogs are being taught to detect the scent and alert their owner. The training of dogs for this purpose began several years ago in the UK and is becoming more popular here, with Poodles, Labs, Beagles and many other breeds being recruited.
With the rise in juvenile diabetes, many parents are contacting their local diabetic associations for more information on how to put a friendly, furry face to the disease. The dogs are also helpful in providing companionship for elderly diabetes patients who may forget to test at regular intervals.To read more, click here.
"Rock Band" Closes Generation Gap
“No video game has ever brought more parents together with their teenage and adult children as The Beatles: Rock Band,” said the New York Times, pointing to how the game glorifies and endears us to the brief career of the most important rock band of all time. Released just last week, other reviews are equally gushing, promising this to be the game-gift of Christmas 2009.
“The Beatles” is part of the Rock Band series, a hugely successful video game franchise that enables you and up to three of your friends to play ensemble in what we’ll very loosely describe as a rock band. The happy and sometimes psychedelic lyrics and tunes are familiar to us all, making it a bit more fun than trying to do back up for say, Burden of Hope. Besides, the music just makes us all feel good.To read more, click here.
Ujena First to Introduce New 2010 Line
In the USA, where all Ujena swimwear is made and manufactured, Ujena is out in front of other manufacturers with their expanded line of afterwear fashions, new styles one- and two-piece swimwear and lots of daring new fabrics. colors and accents. In our 25 year history, we have never produced a line this diverse and on the cutting edge.
We were lucky to have such wonderful conditions in Puerto Vallarata to shoot most of our new line and afterwear. We'll be getting this news suits out to you in e-blasts and the catalog, and they are going blow your mind. Swimwear just doesn't get better than this!To read more, click here.
Sharp Rebound Expected for Mexico Tourism
As the first country to be hit by the now-widespread swine flu virus, Mexico's tourism was hard hit over the past three months. The World Travel and Tourism Council announced today that Mexico's tourist industry is expected to make a fast rebound and come back stronger than ever. "Mexico should be applauded for the way it handled the swine flu crisis," said Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of WTTC. "They have shown great leadership during their period of crisis, not to mention responsibility, timeliness and effectiveness."
Indeed, upon entering the Mexican airport customs clearing area, an infrared camera reads every passenger's temperature to ensure no one shows signs of fever. At every public venue there are automatic dispensers for a pleasant smelling hand sanitizer. Polite signs remind tourists to take extra precautions.
"We are optimistic for the longer term," said Jean-Claude Bamgarten, president of the WTTC. "Mexico's travel and tourism should be in the region of 2 million by 2019." This is all great news for Ujena since Mexico has always been a favorite destination for the Ujena Jams and photo shoots.To read more, click here.
Some of our Super Sponsors
Every person and participant of the 25th Anniversary Ujena Jam was essential to making this the highly successful and entertaining event it was. Many of us are still exchanging messages and recalling the fun we had--Amber, I forgot about that night we danced back to our hotel room!
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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
The Ujena Jam means many things for many people. A new portfolio. Career changing contacts. Awards, scholarships and cash. Athletic challenges. New friends. New poses. New dance steps. Knowledge. For most it's a toss up whether it's the fun or career opportunities that keep them coming back. But one thing is certain, the Ujena Jam guarantees both.
The memories live on in the photos and friendships. This particular photo seemed to capture the essence of this year's Jam, which was also a celebration of 25 years of great swimwear and opportunity produced by Ujena. Perhaps that's why this year captured such extraordinary photos between the ideal weather, beautiful models and talented photographers--but may best be remembered for the fun!To read more, click here.
Vegan-Vixen "Green" line of swimwear by Ujena
They call themselves eco-entertainers: four talented women who are vegans and passionate to use their show-biz talent to increase awareness that eating foods that don't have mothers is better for us nutritionally and morally, that global warming is a serious threat, and that we can have fun jumping on the "green" wagon.
The group formed in 2003, led by eco-activist Sky Valencia, who rallied some of the hottest vegan voices in the form of Jenae Noonan, Sunny Subramanian and Kimmy Somers. The quartet has performed around the world, mostly at environmentally friendly events. They have now partnered with Ujena, as we get ready to launch our Vegan-Vixen approved "Green" line of swimwear made from bamboo and hemp. At Ujena Jam 2009 they performed uniquely Ujena-inspired songs at two events, before their Grand Standing Opening at the Awards party Sept. 7, 2009.To read more, click here.
The Suit that Started It All
April Wayne and the Ujena Yellow-Twist bikini started it all more than 25 years ago. Ujena was the first swimwear company to get on the internet. Remarkable as it may seem, Ujena's debut on the internet was only months after internet giant AOL! Ujena was also the first swimwear company to sell by mail order. Now, with the world's biggest live model and photographer photo searches (the Ujena Jams), Ujena cements its position as the most long-lasting and forward-thinking company in its industry.
Well, all in a day's work for Ujena CEO Bob Anderson, who originallly made publication history with the creation and publication of Runner's World magazine . . . those with their brain's turned on now realize why the mandatory 5K race has always been a part of the Jam. With his daughter Lisa at the helm of Ujena today, Bob, 61, has reset some of his priorities in life . . . family first (especially his first three grandkids), running, swimwear photography, golf, mentoring, event production . . . and so it goes for the man who never runs out of energy or ideas.To read more, click here.
Edwin and Angie Take Top Honors at Ujena Jam 2009
Every Ujena Jam is one-of-a-kind, but this year's held special meaning. It marked the 25th anniversary of the Ujena Company and Ujena Jams. The field was one of the most talented ever, and many competitors waited since last year to attend this historic Jam.
With 25 years of experience, no one was surprised at the seamless production and the general feeling of being at a "reunion;" the hugs were abdundant and the fun never stopped. Bob Anderson says the competition was some of the best he'd ever assembled, both in models and photographers. The judging went on into the wee hours of the night, and final places were only a hair's breath apart. Newcomer Angie Quesada from Costa Rica and Houston's Edwin Jammer emerged as the top Ujena model and photographer. 48 other awards with given out Sunday night, and we're posting all the results . . . Congrats to all 2009 Ujena Jam participants for the Really Big Show!To read more, click here.
Major Mag Creative Crew Gives Susan Boyle Glam
Her voice sent shivers up my spine but a less-attractive package I dare say I've ever seen. In the Susan Boyle-storm that followed I wondered if this person was helplessly homely. Well, she's gone through a few stylists and the best at "Harper's Bazaar" managed to bedeck this songbird in the regal attire that suits the queen of song. Her first album is ready to roll out, and Susan is now living the time of her life, like the sleeping princess awoken from the jealous Queen's deep sleep.
"She's become a hero to a lot of people with dreams of stardo, or maybe have a talent but have been too scared to express it," saidd Laur Brown, Harper's special projects editor in an interview on NBC's Today Show. "The idea behind this was a very, very simple one," she said. "It was to take gorgeous, glamorous and sensitive portraits of her. This was her first magazine photo shoot so you can't do too much too soon."
Supermodel Lonneke Engel Goes Green
"I know some great marts in Holland," recalls Lonneke on a walk in New York. "I'm still getting used to the ones out here. With everyone going gree it should come as no surprise that Ujena has our own green team, The Vegan Vixens. Perhaps they can lend Lonneke some good advice of the best produce markets.
Our Vegan Vixens will also be presenting Ujena's new organic clothing line in Puerto Vallarta at the 25th Anniversary Jam. Bamboo fabric and hemp cotton a being used because there are no animals used in its manufacture. You'll be surprised who soft fabrics made from bamboo can feel.
Taylor Swift Looking for New Partner
Taylor Allison Swift has no trouble in the love category. The Golden Songbird of Country began her career with her "Tim McGraw" in 2006 and has been soaring skyward ever since. "Tear Drops on the Guitar" sent her to the top of the charts as she began to break every record set for a female country songwriter and singer. She got crazy with Miley Cyrus. And no one can forget her memorable rap on the CMT music awards.
According to Entertainment News, Taylor has her yes on The Dead Weather guitarist Jack White for her next duo. "I love his writing and I love his style, he would be awesome to work with," she says.
Ms. Swift was ranked by Forbes in 2009 as the 69th most powerful celebrity with more than $18 million in earnings in one year. She will turn 20 this December 13th.
Website RunPee.com Tells you when to Break from the Movie
At some point in every movie goers' career comes a need to pee far greater than any excitement, revelation or plot twist that can occur on the silver screen. No matter how we try to time it, one alwyas returns to their seat wondering, "What did I miss?"
This universal angst can be almost eliminated by visiting the web sit RunPee.com, which takes the guess workout out of time that anticipated bathroom pit stop. The site tells you when the action or romance begins to wane, and even provides plot prompts (Cecil slams the front door) so you know when to exit.
The site then let's you know approximately how long you have, in case you need to hit the snackbar as well. It is also available as an iPod app. Now that's putting technology to work.
An Apocalyptic Moment? Let the Good Times Roll!
The moon will pass directly in front of the sun causing a total eclipse (blackout) that will last 6 minutes and 39 seconds in the Eastern Hemisphere of the earth on July 22. China, Nepal and India will witness the event. Those of us in the U.S., Canada and South America will be sound asleep July 21 when the event occurs on the other side of the planet. This is the longest eclipse in the 21st century and will not be surpassed until the year 2132.
Sun-sign watchers have been predicting the event to effect all signs of the Zodiac in a positive way for the next 3 months to 3 years. According to the astrologers we should begin to feel more energy and a greater awareness of purpose in the coming days. Whether fact or fiction, it's a good reason to move toward those goals in the coming days and months.
Now, It's All About the Chilldren
The tabloids still can't get enough, but reality TV stars Kate and Jon Gosselin are working hard at giving their children back a healthy, happy and normal childhood out of the public's scrutiny. Their personal websites are asking the public for a break, and indeed, some of the chatter has quieted down. A recent poll shows that public opinion has shifted and now most feel compassion for Kate, who will be shouldering the brunt of their brood.
Jon and Kate are both in New York at this time trying to regain what they once took for granted: peace and privacy. Both agree the kids' emotional welfare must come first during this family transition from reality show to just plain reality.
Just Give Me Some Good 'ol Rock 'n Roll
Let's put a little love in hearts . . . and that's what rock legend and former Beatle Sir Paul McCarthey did Wednesday in the middle of Manhatten. As a promo for his Lettermen appearance, McCartney and his band showed up unannounced (twitter advanced notice) on top the the Letterman Marquee at the Ed Sullivan Theatre where the Fab Four blasted on the American Scene 30 years ago.
Thousands packed the streets, danced, clapped and sang along with the Rock 'n Roll legend, bringing back the lovin' times of rock 'n roll which have been hidden under a dark shadow recently. As the Beatles said so long ago, "All we need it love." Rock 'n roll is here to say and the music never dies.
New Kid for Band's Joey McIntyre and Wife
The world needs more good news like this. Joey and Barrett McIntyre are excited about a second baby boy on the way. Joey, who was the youngest of nine siblings, was also the youngest of the 1990s boy-band superstars New Kids on the Block. After spending most of the past ten years on a solo career, acting and the theatre, Joey went back on the road with most of the New Kids on a succesful tour in 2008.
With their first still in diapers, that was when the McIntyre's noticed a lack of good reading for toddlers. They founded Let's Get This Foundation while on the road, and with the rest of the kids have collected thousands of new children's books and distributed them to children in need in various cities.
Joey hopes to have distributed more than 25,000 books when their 2009 tour wraps July 18 this year. Asked if he has plan for more kids, Joey says his wife's plans are to keep going "until we get a girl," and that suits him fine.
Atlanta Bikini Model on CBS Big Brother
Big Brother is easily the most salacious show on CBS. In fact, it always seemed like an odd fit for the network, which has prided itself on some level of class, as opposed to crass. But the show has become a summer staple, bringing in a consistently modest, but advertiser-friendly, audience. The 11th edition started up last night July 9.
Atlanta hasn’t been represented in recent years on the show. But alas, our luck has run out: we now have bikini model Laura Crosby set to live in the house with 12 others in hopes of taking home $500,000.
This 21-year-old bikini model knows how attractive she is and uses it to her every advantage. Laura is very active and enjoys working out, cheerleading, kickboxing, running and gymnastics. She feels that her determination and sassy, outgoing attitude will get her far in the game.
Diana Ross "There" for MJ's Kids
Diana Ross did not attend Michael Jackson's memorial service Tuesday, along with several of his dearest friends including Elizabeth Taylor, citing that is would just be too hard. Diana, however, did release in a statemet her response to being named as guardian of his children should his mother not be able to take care of them.
Happy Birthday America!
People will once again climb the 354 steps--146 of them up a narrow winding staircase with new handrails--to stand at the crown or "tiara" of the Statue of Liberty today. It will be the first time the crown has been open to the public since the attacks of 9-11-01. Tickets sold out fast for the reopening July 4, 2009. The lucky visitors will be allowed in 30 per hour, in groups of ten, to stand atop the statue's head and look out from the spikes of her crown.
Lady Liberty's reopening is one of tens of thousands of celebrations across the nation. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July from everyone at Ujena!
Some Really Big Birthdays
Today, July 3, is Tom Cruise's birthday. We know that. But whether he turns 47 or 51 today may be a matter of debate. According to Wikipedia Cruise was born Tom Cruise Mapother IV in 1962, making him 47 today. But the website of Perez Hilton, and common sense, says he's turning 51 today. One thing for sure, Tom is in grand company with his early July birthday.
The first of July was Liv Tyler's birthday and the second was Lindsay Lohan. The fourth will be the USA's birthday, the fifth Eva Green's and the sixth is Slyvester Stallones big day. Fame must be in the stars this week, along with a lot of fireworks!
Kevin Jonas Pops the Question
One of America\'s hottest young bachelors is off the market. Kevin Jonas, at 21 the oldest of the Jonas brothers, finished a concert in Vancouver with butterflies in his stomach. He hopped a red-eye and Wednesday morning arrived on the doorstep of his girlfriend, Danielle Deleasa, on one knee and holding out a stunning cushion-cut diamond engagement ring.
"She said yes, yes, yes like 500 times super fast in a row," said Kevin, who met Deleasa, 22, when their families were vacationing in the Bahamas in May 2007. The couple has not set a date.
"It was tough performing last night knowing that I was going to ask the biggest question of my life to the most amazing girl in the world," he said.
Tennis Star Lindsay Davenport Has Baby #2
Another champion born? Three-time Grand Slam Tennis Champion Lindsay Davenport has given birth to her second champ-in-the-making, daughter Lauren Andrus Davenport Leach. The newborn joins the Leach household alongside 2-year-old brother Jagger.
The 33-year-old Davenport won the 1998 Open, the 1999 Wimbledon and the 2000 Australian Open. The super tennis-star mom who competed in the early stages of her pregnancy with Jagger, says she will be putting tennis on the backburner for the foreseeable future.
Transformers Sequel Sets Box Office Records
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" opened to sell-out audiences this week bringing in a colossal $200 million in just five days. The robot sequel is well on its way to becoming the year's top-grossing movie and join the handful of movies that have topped the $400 million mark domestically.
While reviews have been mixed, the action-packed movie has everything the summer crowd wants--including sexy Megan Fox. Much of the success of Transformers has to do with the on screen romance of Shia LaBeouf and Fox, who were relative unknowns when the movie first came out. Analysts, who are comparing Megan's role with Angie Jolie's Lara Croft, have noticed a higher percentage of women coming out for the sequel.
Farrah Fawcett Succumbs to Cancer
After a long, public and highly courageous battle with cancer, Farrah Fawcett succumbed to the disease. By accounts she went peacefully, never regaining consciousness, after taking a turn for the worse today. She died in the afternoon at age 62.
Farrah, best known for her iconic role on Charlie's Angels. Her infamous red bathing suit pin-up poster still holds a record with 12 million copies sold. She is survived by long term partner actor Ryan O'Neal and their son Redmund. A recent documentary of her life and struggle with cancer showed that she has accepted the inevitable fate of the disease.
Twins Girls Arrive this Morning for the Brodericks
It's getting tough to keep up with the celebrity baby boom--especially when it seems to be coming in mulitiples these days. "Sex in the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and husband-actor Mathew Broderick were having a rocky time a year ago, but today there was nothing but smiles. The couple flew to Ohio to meet their daughters Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick (5 lbs, 11oz) and Tabitha Hodge Broderick (6 lbs). Both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Parker's side
"The babies are doing beautifully and the entire family is over moon," says a rep for the couple. Sarah and Mathew also have a 6-year-old son James Wilkie.
Gosselins File For Divorce
Most of us expected tonight's "big announcement" on Jon and Kate Plus 8 to be about their separation. About noon East Coast time, People magazine leaked a story that the Gosselins had filed divorce papers in PA. Does that mean the show will become Kate Plus Eight, or Jon Minus Eight? With confirmed rumors that Jon was having an affair, it's bound to get pretty messy and this could doom the reality program right out of its primetime spot.
In any event, the "big announcement" could be something big we don't know about! Ratings for tonight's episode will likely pass the 44 million milestone that hit the other week.
The Scoop: Miley and Nick Back Together!
There have been hints the last few weeks, but it took Larry King to bring out the fact that Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas are "reconnected." The 16-year-old admits she is glad to be on good terms with Jonas, and the two stars' families are even more delighted.
Cyrus says, "He's my best friend, and we still hang out all the time. We've definitely reconnected. We don't know what's going to happen in the future, but right now we're just kind of kicking it and hanging out as much as we can." Not since Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon has Disney had a hotter teenage romance to capture America's heart. Maybe romance isn't dead. To bring us back to today, in other news, Miley just had her nose pierced. Good luck to the puppy lovers.
Angie, Olsens and Other June Babies
For the all the things that June represents, babies is one of them. Famous celebs who made their debut many years ago in June include supermom-supermodel Heidi Klum, 36 on June 1, Johnny Depp, 46 on June 9, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 23 on June 13. While the Beatles changed rock music forever and made 64 an important senior moment, crooner Paul McCartney turned 67 on June 18.
Today Paula Abdul turns 47 and tomorrow was a big celeb day with Nicole Kidman turning 41, John Goodman turning 56 and grandpa Lionel Richie turning 59. Prince William turns 26 tomorrow, and the end of the month is rounded out with birthday celebrations for Meryl Streep and Michael Phelps.
Shawn Johnson Is NOT Dead
The gymnast who won three silver mdeals and one gold at the 2008 Olympics, and won season 8's Dancing with the Stars wants you to know she is not dead! Not only that, she is not even injured! A satirical news source on "The Onion" posed a factitious video showing Shawn's parents discussing the possibility of "putting down" thier injured champion. This was supposedly after Shawn broke her knee. Those who like euthanasia videos might have gotten a kick out of it if Shawn was actually been injured, but there's no truth to either rumors!
With the bad comes the good. This week Shawn was nominated to two Teen Choice Awards: best female athlete and best female reality star. Looks like she still scoring "10s."
Can't Get Enough of those Gosselins
If songbird Sarah Boyle is a little media-shy, then the Gosselin's can be called media-audacious. This just in one hour ago: The celebrity news-starved paparazzi reported that Jon Gosselin rejoined his brood today in Pennsylvania. "Where you been daddy" was the question of day, times eight. Kate, meanwhile, is still brushing off criticism over a little spank she gave to daughter Leah the other day. "Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first. . . I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate," says Kate in her defense.
Other hot news from TMZ had one intrepid reporter following Kate to the hairdresser yesterday, then proclaiming that Kate's "newly frosted, chunk-striped, bi-level, Flock of Seagulls-humped-a-porcupine, reverse mullet weave," was the creation of Diane's Hair Design. We all know about these lazy days of summer, but that's one reporter who needs to ease up on the adjectives and get a life!
Katie Holmes Thinks She Can Dance
Katie Holmes has been spotted a lot at the CBS Studios where "So You Think You Can Dance" is filmed and sources say she is rehearsing for a guest appearance. One source to US Weekly that Holmes is "killing it and incredible on set."
Her performance, supposed to debut on July 8, may be broadcast as early as this week now that the news has leaked. Either way, on-set sources say she's worth tuning into. "She is just doing an amazing job. Everone is floored by how talented she is."
There's Only One Megan Fox
Megan Fox, the insanely beautiful actress from the hit film Transformers, has decided not to sue the person who leaked her nearly topless photos to the tabs. She says if the photos showed her completely topless she might press charges, but feels that karma will bring whatever justice is destined for the "leaker."
Explaining the photos, the actress says she had "booby stickers on. They make these silicone stickers that go over the nipple." Thus, the photos were only semi-topless.
In other Megan news she was asked about whether she's going to be "the next Angelina Jolie," a reference to the similiarity in looks and her rising popularity. Megan replied curtly, "I'm not the next anyone." I guess that makes her our first Fox!
Brangelina: Reading Between the Lines
Are Brad and Angie history, or is it just a slow summer newsday? Anyone with six kids between them knows there is no such thing as a clean split, but is the relationship of the world's most famous and powerful couple even in danger? It depends on how far you want to read.
If you're just scanning the headlines while standing in line at the store, well, the couple is splitsville. If you pick up the National Enquirer, which has been sued more times for inaccuracies than any other publication in the world, you'll find out that body language and speach interpreters (BTW, who have never met Brad and Angie) confirm they're living apart.
However, People magazine, which spends its budget on fact-checkers rather than attorneys, has reported that reps for the couple say the rumors are "not true." Brad is currently promoting his recent movie, "Inglourious Basterds," while Angie is shooting her next film, the political action thriller "Salt."
Happy 10th Anniversary Jon and Kate!
Ten years is a milestone anniversary for every couple, especially a couple who have been under the microscope for going on two years! The adult stars of Jon and Kate Plus Eight, the Gosselins, are fixtures on every tabloid, gossip mag and blog site.
Today's US magazine informs us that Jon spent his wife Kate's birthday on the slopes in Utah (we knew that from last episode) but they add the fact that he was making cozy at the lodge with alleged girlfriend Deanna Hummel. Other tabloids have their divorce pending, Kate going power-hungry crazy, and get this, the gossip site Hollywood Ham says that Kate is worried about the family's financial future so she is considering selling off four kids!
Well, it goes to show you can't believe everything you hear, unless you read at the Ujena Insider! Stay tuned!
Miss California Is Fired by Trump!
Miss California Carrie Prejean weathered the controversy of her conservative views on same-sex marriage, and then the publication of her semi-nude photos, which she forgot to mention in her Miss California application. The Donald, the pageant's owner, cut Miss California some slack and allowed her to retain her crown.
Well, Carrie didn't seem to understand she was walking a thin line. According to sources at TMZ Carrie refused to appear at around 30 events and she treated her official handlers like s**t. The firing reverses Trump's decision on May 12 to allow her to stay on.
Carrie stated, regarding her missed appearances "You do not cooperate with me and you pick and choose the things you want me to do. That is not happening anymore. Stop speaking for me. I have may own voice."
Scrunch Back Bottoms are HOT!
There are many things that separate us. There are Republicans and Democrats. Thrill seekers and conservatives. And then there are chest men and butt men. It's just a fact of life. The latter are true aficiandos of bikini bottom backside seams.
First introduced by Ujena as the "Brazilian" seam in 1984, this elasticized seam helped shape and define the backside of bikinis. Today, when everything is bolder, the subtle "Brazilian" seam has given way to the hot new Scrunch-Back seam, a highly elasticized, scrunchier look that gives the back of your bikini bottoms a heart shape as it hugs, separates and shapes. Ujena's seam is, of course, the scrunchiest! It's featured on the Hot Zebra bikini, the Camo Colombian string, and the Neon Hot Zebra and 13 other styles. Type in scrunch into the the search at www.ujena.com to find your favorite.
Gwen Stefani Slams Rumors Her Marriage is Over
Gwen Stefani has slammed rumors that her marriage to Gavin Rossdale is on the rocks. Online gossips say Gavin, the former Bush frontman, was caught in the act by the pop star. Stefani, who is just finishing up a U.S. tour with her reunited band, was said to be ready to file papers as soon as she gets back to LA.
Not so fast, says Stefani's reps, who claim the 7 year marriage is still solid as a rock. "This story is completely, 100 percent false," her rep tells Hollyscoop. Stefani and Rossdale have two sons, Kingston, 3, and Zuma, 10 months. "Hollywood is full of talk, and most of its hot air."
Cindy Margolis starts production on new Fox Reality Show
Beginning June 8, 2009 Cindy goes into production of her brand new Fox Reality show, "Seducing Cindy" which will pit men of all ages vying for the affections of Cindy and the chance to date her. The show is scheduled to air in the fall on Fox Reality Network.
Cindy Margolis, is nothing less than an American success story. The most popular celebrity on the Internet, Cindy, is a desired Supermodel, an accomplished host, producer and actress. She brings huge publicity to her projects and is a perennial favorite of talk, entertainment and radio shows. Cindy is a self -made icon of the Twenty-First Century.
Before You Tube and Face Book and before My Space and Twitter..there was CindyMargolis.com. Cindy virtually was the pioneer of Internet Self Promotion. And Cindy is proud to say that she got her start with Ujena Swimwear competing in their now famous swimsuit competitions - the Ujena Jams.
Online her feats are amazing! While best known for her #1 Rated Celebrity Website, “The Most Downloaded Woman”, has been labeled a phenomenon by everyone from Yahoo!, America On Line's Woman of the Year, Guinness Book of World Records to Forbes, Time and People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People."
Angie Bumps Oprah Out of No. 1 Spot
Angelina Jolie, who just turned 34, hit another milestone in life. She was named the No. 1 Most Powerful Actress this year by Forbes magazine, a rating based on earnings and fame. The last few years that coveted position has been held by Oprah, who fell to second place this year.
On the heels of wildly successful movies and the birth of her twins, there's been no stopping Jolie, who has also dominated the cover of People magazine and every newsstand tabloid. Halle Berry and newcomer Taylor Swift also made the list. Brad Pitt came in at a respectable No. 9 on the Most Powerful Actors' list.
Ujena Girl Makes Good with New Book!
Devin Devasquez is a Cajun Qeen from the bayou of Louisiana who loves to cook and entertain friends.
"For years my image as a pinup model is the only picture most people had of me," says Devin, who has her new book The Naked Truth About a Pinup Model hitting bookstores in June. Between the covers people will learn there's a lot more to a model than what meets the eyes . . . especially a Ujena model.
"I wanted to help up-and-coming models and give them all the answers to all the questions they have been asking me. This book is the definitive handbook for any model who may want a career such as mine. Devin recounts her early experiences with Star Search, Ujena and Playboy. It's a must read and can be ordered at: www.devindevasquez.com
Fame Takes A Toll on Relationships
It seems that couples who choose to have cameras invade their lives don't last long. Remember The Ashlee Simpson Show? Ash and Ryan Cabrea didn't make it past the second season. The Hogans had a longstanding relationship that fell apart shortly after their private lives went public. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's troubled relationship only escalated with their reality series, and Britney and K-Fed were cute as newly weds but, well we all know the story.
A recent poll showed most people don't expect Jon and Kate's marriage to make it through another season. And why should they? From Joe Millionaire, to Meet the Barkers and even season 4 of The Bachelorette too much public scrutiny proved to be too much pressure on the relationships. Fifteen minutes of fame may be a good thing, but hour after hour of being "on" is just too much!
New Photos of Young Marilyn Monroe Discovered
On Monday, Marilyn Monroe would have been 83 years old. Unfortunately, the iconic actress who is perhaps the sexiest woman who ever lived, died under suspicious circumstances before she even reached age 40. Said to have had a love affair with the camera there are thousands of images of Marilyn still circulatiing, but few that show the innocence and flawless face of the starlet in her 20s.
The black and white series shows Marilyn relaxed. The photos were shot for a Life magazine cover that never was. Her first appearance of the cover wasn't until 1952. These photos are from a much more peaceful time in her life--before breakdowns, fights with the studios, divorces and the Kennedy's. The photos are available on the web and there's no denying--she's still sexy, even without glamour makeup.
Susan Boyle Admitted to Hospital After Placing Second
In a surprise upset, internet singing sensation Susan Boyle placed second to the dance troupe Diversity on Sunday's Britain's Got Talent. The former choir singer became a world-wide sensation when she made her debut on the show earlier this year, singing I Had a Dream from the play Les Miserables.
Hours later, according to the Daily Mail, Susan was taken by ambulance from her hotel room to a private hospital where other celebrities have gone for rest and rehab. Friends of the singer reported she was acting strangely, and Susan willingly went with the paramedics. She was suffering from exhuastion and emotionally distraught. Even without a first place win, Susan is expected to complete her first album for her fans.
Ice-T and Coco Hanging out in Miami Beach
Ice-T will return to the big screen when he teams up with Chris Rock for the new documentary called "Good Hair." The new film documents the black hair culture. The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T played a major role in the creation of hip-hop music.
His most infamous song, the heavy metal "Cop Killer," was one of the major battles in the cultural wars of the 1990s. The charismatic Ice-T has also achieved success as an actor in movies and on TV. He plays Detective Odafin Tutuola on the TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." In 2005, he married Nicole Austin.
Nicole Austin a.k.a. Coco began dancing and acting during her childhood and got into modeling in swimsuit competitions, calendars, catalogs and videos. She competed in the Ujena Jam in 1998 and won the fitness competition in PV. She travelled with Ujena to Greece to shoot the cover.
After shooting in Athens, the crew headed to a fishing town along the Aegean Sea. Neo-classical buildings and stylish restaurants made this the perfect backdrop. Nicole's favorite Ujena bikini is the G-string.
Recently Ice-T and wife Coco, looking sexy as always, were in Miami Beach shopping. They recently bought a condo in Sunny Isles Beach.
J. Lo's Reality Show Plans Scrapped
Jennifer Lopez and TLC have been trying to hammer out details about her reality show for nearly a year. The negotiating point was that producers wanted cameras to go behind the scenes with J. Lo's kids, and Ms. Lopez would have no part of it. She wanted the show to focus on the inner workings of her business deals and new perfume line.
After Monday night's preimere of Jon and Kate Plus 8, which drew a record 9.8 million viewers, TLC said they'd be shelving plans for the J.Lo series. It seems Hollywood's baby boom is heading toward a reality check as producers and parents grapple with the moral and legal issues of exposing kids' childhood dramas to the viewing public at large. And fans at the polls are applauding J.Lo's decision to keep her kids out of it!
Jon and Kate's Kids Suffering?
On this morning's CBS Early Show, the brother and sister-in-law of Kate Gosselin voiced concerns over the mental health of the kids in the reality hit show Jon & Kate Plus 8. The season premiere opened to sky-high ratings, but Kate's sister-in-law thinks the kids are "being exploited" and that they've complained to her, "Aunt Jodi, I don't like the cameras on every vacation with us."
The show, which is earning Jon and Kate $75,000 per episode plus other benefits, expanded way beyond what the parents' originally envisioned, said Jodi, and now their home is a workplace with the ever-present cameras and crew. "Unfortuntately, there are no laws protecting children in reality TV shows," Jodi said. Looks like a real life Family Feud is brewing.
Idol's Bikini Girl Battle
Supposedly, Kara DioGuardi did it for charity, but her upstaging of Idol's "Bikini Girl" Katrina Darrell seemed a little too catty. Katrina showed up bubbly and better endowed for her moniker, supposedly to receive a special Golden Idol award for having the "Best Attitude." Of course, she came in her traditional attire, and gladly took the mic to sing Vision of Love.
Half-way through, Kara burst onstage belting the song several octaves over Katrina's more fragile voice and left Katrina looking dazed and confused. I thought Katrina held up pretty well, considering she was embarassed in front of millions. Then Kara went a step further to flash her own badly-needing-a-tan bikini body. Come on Idol, bikinis are supposed to be about fun . . . get a life!
Beyoncé Works that Beautiful Body
A beauty like Beyoncé Knowles looks like it just comes natural, but in a recent interview she admits that her always bikini-fit body is the result of a lot of hard work. She keeps her cardio high and on days when rehearsals don't have dancing for a few hours she might run only three miles. On other days, she's a five-miler for fitness.
"Ever since I was little I had nice curvy legs, but my arms are skinny," she says. Her remedy: she puts on the headphones and does bicep curls with 5 pound weights for the length of the song. The longer the better for a lightweight pump. She also does pushups. As far as food, she's not one of those stars who can indulge in whatever they desire--she watches her diet and saves treats like ice cream and Krispy Kremes for after a tour and once in a while for much-needed comfort food.
Don't Believe All You See
Julie Smith used to be part of the Hollywood paparazzi, chasing celebrities in and out of the spotlight. In a confession published on AOL, she tells payscale.com's reporter that she although Red Carpet photography was exciting, she was not comfortable going undercover. She recalls a shot she got of a well-known recovering alcoholic (not Angie!) at a party in the Hampton's.
"I was jumping over tables to get a good shot," she recalled. That was more than a year ago and the photo is still circulating. Each time it's used Julie gets a $50-$100 check. She confesses the photo is not flattering and makes the celeb look like she's wasted, but, she adds, "Im not sure she was even drinking." Just goes to show, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but don't believe all of them!
Millions Tune In to Farrah's Last Film
"Farrah's Story" aired Friday night, narrated by the former star of "Charlie's Angels" and one of the most recognized pin-up girls of all time. The 90-minute film on Farrah Fawcett made it clear she is nearing the end of her life. It showed numerous medical treatments over the past two years and recent weeks when she's been bedridden and heavily medicated.
Produced by her best friend Alana Stewart, former wife of rocker Rod Stewart, Farrah watched the film with Alana and her long-term boyfriend Ryan O'Neal. Ryan commented that at the beginning of the film Farrah's pulse was very low, but as the film progressed she grew stronger. "I guess we'll have to play one of her films every night," Ryan joked, clearly moved by his life's love great courage in her final days.
Anna Kournikova Makes New Comeback
Anna Kournikova was born to Russian athletes and she held her first tennis racquet when she was just 5 years old. By age 8, Anna was enrolled in a Juniors program in Florida. The blonde tennis player grew up with as many modeling offers as she had ribbons on the court. A predominent force in doubles in 2000, she was getting more publicity for bikini modeling than tennis endorsements. Now, she wants to change all that.
When she first approached the Boys and Girls Club of America she said it was to a skeptics' eye. Most were surprised to find the sexy model a bright and articulate spokesperson and advocate for getting children away from computer games and "outside to play." She recently finished a gig with the Cartoon Network, and plans to work within the BGCA to really bring the message home. "The future of our youth is too important," she says, "and if I can be an inspiration, all the better. Kids have to learn to move, and play and love it."
Disney Singer/Starlet in Sexy String Bikini
Twenty-five things you never knew about Vanessa Hudgens' reads the cover of this month's Self magazine featuring a picture of the 20-year-old Disnesy star in a string bikni. While she appears to be the picture of confidence, Vanessa confesses to a little bit of stage fright as she got ready to perform at the Academy Awards show. "What if I trip in front of Brad or Angelina?" she worried.
Well, no one tripped, least not Vanessa whose breakthrough film came as Gabriella Montez in the Disney's High School Musical film series.
Branching out, Vanessa will be portraying Sam in the film Bandslam in theatres this August. She also has two other films in the making and has already produced two solo albums. This looks like one child star whose adjusting to adult life in Hollywood just fine.
Titanic Stars Keep Survivor Afloat & Other News
Titanic stars Kate and Leo have pledged support to a fund that will subsidize Millvina Dean's nursing home fees after they learned that the lone survivor of the sunken cruise ship was in jeopardy of losing her home. Millvina was 2 months old when the "unsinkable" ship went down.
MISS CALIFORNIA UPDATE: Donald Trump announced today that Carrie Prejean was not in violation of her contract when she failed to admit she posed in underwear as a teen, allowing the new Miss California to retain her title and crown.
AMANDA BEARD MARRIED: Swimmer Amanda Beard had two announcements in People this week. First, she married photographer Sacha Brown on May 1, and the couple are expecting. Amanda, 27, is five months pregnant. Her new family, she says, will not stand in the way of her plans to compete in the 2012 Games.
Athletes Better Role Models than Supermodels
It seems there is a big difference betweeen what women think of their bodies, and their actual physical condition. Those were the findings in an Associated Press-iVillage poll published yesterday. One-half of the respondents said they didn't like their weight, even though 26% of those were considered to be in the normal range of the Body Mass Index.
"The priorities are flipped," says Dr. Molly Poag, chief of psychiatry of New York's Lennox Hill Hospital. She pointed out that women athletes are much better role models than supermodels. "There is an undervaluing of physical fitness and an overvaluing of absolute weight and appearance for women in our culture." The Ujena Jams are one of the few beauty/modeling venues that also recognizes and rewards physical fitness.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Special congratulations go out to Boston Legal actress Julie Bowen and husband Scott Phillips who welcomed an almost-Mother's Day gift when she delivered twin boys on Friday. The twins, named Gus and John, join a 2 year-old brother Oliver. Bowen and Phillips have been married since 2004.
Grey's Anatomy's Chyler Leight and actor husband Nathan West also welcomed their third child, Anniston Kae, this week. To all the celebs, the CEOs, the teachers, the politicians, the working and regular women, the old and the young, the step and adoptive, the grand and the great, and sometimes just the ones who care, Ujena wishes you the Happiest of Mother's Days. A day that shouldn't be celebrated just once a year, but for all 365 because mom's make the world go round.
Megan Fox on Sexy June Covers
In honor of what is predicted to be a "hot" summer, AOL's Asylum voted on the 60 sexiest covers from the last two months. FHM a British magazine scored first with covergirl Diora Baird. But Megan Fox won the next three spots with covers on Esquire and Elle, hitting newssstands now. Megan's been acting since she was a teen but the 22-year-old actress shot to instant stardom as the love interest of Shia LeBeouf in the 2007 blockbuster film Transformers.
Three spots in the recent covergirl poll may seem unlikely, but you can bet the publicity machines are turning big time with the sequel, Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen scheduled to hit theaters June 24. More power to Megan who reprises her role and once again fights to save the future of the human race.
Most Searched Mom: Britney Spears
Our fascination over Britney Spears' roller-coaster life is far from over. Checking celebrity moms and cross-referencing them with search clicks, Britney came out on top, for the third straight year. Angelina Jolie was the second most searched mom. Britney's seems to have re-prioritized motherhood and has been caught looking like a real mom with her two beautiful boys.
Other tabloid news dished about Brit has been her new "dirty" habit. It seems the pop-diva has picked up gardening as a form of therapy. Don't laugh. It has long been believed that working with plants and the soil is a great reliever of stress. Sort of gets us back to our roots, so to speak. Whatever works for Brit, more power to it!
"Golden Boy" Is Back in the Swim of Things
Micheal Phelps won the world's hearts as he swam into Olympic history last summer at the Beijing Olympics. The 7-time Gold Medalist Mark Spitz was at poolside when Michael swam to an unprecedented 8 Gold Medals. With split-second finishes and a come-from-behind relay race we were glued to this swimming phenomenon that seemed like he could do no wrong.
Then in February a tabloid ran pictures of Micheal allegedly smoking pot. The media turned on him, he lost one endorsement and was banned from competitive swimming for three months. The ban is now up and 23-year-old Micheal is back in the water. He'll be returning to the pool next week in Charlotte, NC, where he'll be swimming in five different races.
In a career that has spanned three Olympics (he was 15 at his first) Micheal has won 14 Gold Medals, making him the winningest Olympian. During his career he has been tested more than 1500 times and never once tested positive for banned substances. Welcome back to the waters and our hearts, Micheal!
Miss California Caught Up in Controversy
It just wasn't enough that she was blonde and beautiful. Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was already caught up in controversary over her anti-gay-marriage comments. Now, that seems the least of her worries as photos of her posing in pink undies, with her back to the camera, have shown up on the internet.
The photos (it's rumored there are six total) may be the end of Carrie's reign. She signed a contract with the pageant organization stating that she has never been photographed in a "state of partial or total nudity." That's grounds to yank her tiara, but the articulate, and well-spoken Southern California gal isn't taking it lightly. She's already shot back with accusations that the tabloid website is using the photos, taken when she was a teen, to mock her Christian faith.
In all the controversy Carrie may not be able to hang onto her title, but her anti-gay-marriage stance has already elevated her notoriety above most state pageant winners, and she's always got a contract with the conservate National Organization for Marriage if she chooses.
6 Supermodels Grace V Magazine Swimsuit Issue
Talk about not being able to make up their minds! V Magazine, the high fashion magazine that covers everything from art, music, film and architecture, teamed up with Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino for their first ever swimwear issue appearing on newsstands tomorrow, May 6. They will debut with not one, but six covers!
The covergirls include Claudia Schiffer, Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Eva Herzigova and Naomi Campbell, and it's definitely more about the model and photographer than the swimwear--Eva and Kate's attire isn't very practical for the beach! But who cares? The photography and the women are outstanding.
Mario is well known in fashion, celebrity and political circles, having photographed the late Princess Diana and her sons, he remains a favored photographer for the British Royal family as well as every A-lister you can name. He's also involved in the image development for designers Gucci, Valentino and Versace.
FDA Warns: Stop Using Hydroxycut Products Now!
BREAKING NEWS: Friday, May 1, the FDA told people to stop using Hydroxycut diet products, immediately. A total recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned 14 Hydroxycut products, all manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences of Oakville, Ontario.
Hydroxycut, America's most popular diet supplements, have been linked to liver damage and one death. Symptons of liver damage include brown urine, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain and light-colored stools. A 2004 ban of another diet product ingredient--Ephedra--came about largely from problems of people abusing the product. The FDA said that although Hyrdroxycut liver damage is rare, it has occurred in individuals who were taking the product as directed.
According to the FDA, Iovate sold more than 9 million units of the product last year. As Ujena's fitness advisor I join Ujena founder Bob Anderson and the entire Ujena family in advocating exercise over weight loss pills and gimmicks.
The 50 Most Beautiful Latinos
Even if you don't read spanish, this week's People en Espanol's 13th Annual Issue featuring the 50 Most Beautiful Latinos for 2009 is worth the cover price! Not only did they pick the most beautiful and popular Latino talent, but they traveled to Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Mexico to shoot all 50 celebrities in extravagant photo shoots reviving icons of old style Hollywood. The makeup, styling, costumes and photography is top notch.
Ricky Martin does Marlon Brando ala Streetcar Named Desire and it doesn't get hotter. TV personality Lili Estefan does Marilyn Monroe, Mexican actress Maite Perroni is Judy Garland in the land of Oz and Desparate Housewives' Eva Longoria poses as Audrey Hepburn. Eva actually had breakfast at Tiffany's NYC location before marrying NBA superstar Tony Parker. Eva was also named the Most Beautiful TV Actress by TV Guide last month.
The cover features nine of today's most popular Hispanic women including Eva, Nacho Libre's Ana de la Reguera and current Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza. Also in this issue is 16-year-old Selena Gomez.
Kim Kardasian "Champions" Full-Figured Women
Kim Kardasian has had enough of people harping about her photos being retouched and their fixation with her butt! In this week's issue of Life and Style Kim poses in a string bikini for the cover and inside photo spreads and swears the photos are not retouched. In her words, "This is me, take it or leave it."
Kim talks candidly about the public's fascination with her backside. "On the red carpet the paparazzi scream for me to turn around so they can get butt shots," says the actress, whose measurements are 35-26-40. She also says she's fed up with the paparazzi and fans who reach out and grab her rear end like it's public property. Hopefully, they're listening--what disgusting behavoir!
"I'm built a certain way and you can't change the way you're built," she says. "I love my body the way it is--I'm not perfect. I have cellulite, so what?" Big kudos for Kim coming out and being so honest; and early polls overwhelmingly approve of the unretouched photos!
Christina Applegate Is People's "Most Beautiful"
Gracing the cover of this week's People magazine is Christina Applegate, topping their 2009 list of the Most Beautiful. For Christina, the title should be expanded to include most beautiful and most brave!
We practically grew up with the actress as Kelly Bundy in the TV series Married with Children, then shared last year the shocking news when the 37-year-old actress discovered she had breast cancer. Although it was isolated in one breast, she had a family history and tested positive for a genetic mutation making more cancer likely. To make sure the cancer would not spread she had both breasts removed and underwent reconstructive surgery, all in a very public way. She is now cancer-free.
Christina currently stars in the Golden globe-winning TV series, Samantha Who? Her ordeal has helped thousands of other breast cancer survivors deal with the physical transformations and get back to a "normal, happy" life, making her one of the most deserving of the most beautiful title.
"Speidi" Tie the Knot, Again
Love 'em or hate 'em, this time it's official. The Hills stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag tied the knot in real life at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena on Saturday. Much speculation has gone into whether the TV couple really married at a ceremony in Mexico Nov. 20, 2008. That ceremony lasted only 15 minutes and no friends or family were present.
That was not the case Saturday, as the MTV reality couple stood before a church crowded with friends and family, including castmates Audrina Patridge and Kristin Cavallari. While the last few years have been a see-saw of on-and-off again love on the screen and in real life, Saturday's vows and lavish church wedding made "Speidi" officially man and wife.
"Evening with Women" Benefit A Success
Christina Auilera joined Lina Perry and a host of other stars on stage Friday night at the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The entertainment, dinner and auction were a fundraiser for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. Christina wowed the crowd with her song "Beautiful" sung to a violin and cello back up.
My son Max, says Christina, is the inspiration for all my music.
Also in attendance were Sharon Stone, Cybill Shepherd and Sarah Silverman, and DJ Samantha Ronson spun some music for a high energy dance party at the end of the night.
Kate Moss Wardrobe Malfunction
Ever dream of breezing through a top designer's showroom and grabbing something totally unique to make an impression befitting one of the world's top models? Sure you have, and Kate Moss has probably done it a few times with great success.
This week Kate Moss hit the London party circuit looking fantastic in a sparkling Balman dress, accented with black horizontal and vertical bands. The dress looked like she could have been sewn into, and if she was, someone missed a hitch and a stitch or two.
By the end of the evening her dress was blowing seams, fortunatly only along the sides. Next time Kate might consider buying off the rack from her own fashion line.
Faith Hill Channels Classic Blondes
Country singer Faith Hill channeled thre very different blonde icons for her Redbook photo shoot: 1960's big-eyed Twiggy, the Princess Grace Kelly and France's sexiest export Brigitte Bardot.
In her interview she amits have trouble relating to the barebones Twiggy, who was in her late teens at the height of her popularity. Faith, now 41, was nonetheless fascinated by Twiggy's tons of mascara and scared-doe "look." With Brigitte, Faith felt the least in common. "To me, sexuality is very different from sensuality." There is no doubt that BB oozed sexuality in much the same way as America's Marilyn Monroe.
Faith related most to Monaco's princess Grace Kelly. Like Grace, the two share a high-profile lifestyle and both raised three children. What she admires most was Grace's "quiet class and inner strength."
Birthdays, Bikinis, Beaches
You know summer is here when all the celebs and beach-bound in their itsy-bitsys. Brooke Hogan, filiming a musical video on Malibu beach was causth with boyfriend Yannique Barber, and Carmen Electra never looked so electrifying as she was out celebrating her birthday yesterday.
Fall out from Kate Hudson's 30th birthday bash on Friday at her mom's Pacific Palisades house could still be found in tinseltown with citing of Demi, Ashton Kutcher, Cher and Tobey Maguire leaving Godie Hawn's home that she shares with longtime partner Kurt Russell.
Other bikinied celebs spotted included Lisa Rinna--whose slabs of abs had us forgetting about those troublesome lips. Reese Witherspoon was also caught in a little yellow bikini sipping at poolside at this weekend's Coachella Rock Festival where an energized Paul McCartney gave an emotional and memorable tribute to his late wife Linda, and his former band mates.
Ellen Pompeo Expecting Her First Baby!
Hollywood's baby boom is booming with the latest news coming from "Grey's Anatomy's" Dr. Meredith Grey herself, actress Ellen Pompeo. The 39-year old actress and her record-producer husband Chris Ivery made the announcement today, but they're not naming a due date.
Pompeo's character made her fans happy earlier this year when her on-again, off-again TV romance with Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd was cemented with an engagement ring. Fans are now wondering if Ellen's real-life pregnancy will be written into the script.
In a poll by AOL, an overwhelming majority of fans were saying "yes." After several seasons of wondering if Meredith and Derek will ever tie the knot, it seems fans are also eager to see a McDreamy McCutie for the TV couple.
Drew Fearful of Role in "Grey Gardens"
Could an unflappable superstar with the legacy of Drew Barrymore get her feathers ruffled by the challenge of an HBO special? Turns out the answer is yes.
"Grey Gardens" premieres this Saturday on HBO, and tells the true story of Big Edie (Jessica Lange) and her duaghter Little Edie (Drew) who portrays Edith Bouvier Beale, an eccentric cousin of Jackie O. Little Edie died in 2002, after a strange life of extreme wealth and devastating poverty. Much of that life she spent with Big Edie as a recluse in a delapidated mansion called "Grey Gardens." When cameras were briefly allowed inside twenty years ago, they found piles of trash, dozens or cats, rats and other ferral animals, feces, vomit and urine in the sparsely furnished home. Jackie O paid for the clean up of the house in 1971.
For Drew the challenge came in mastering the upper New York class accent and going from a young debutante to a withered old spinster. Although she reports she was "scared to death" of the role, she came to love the character. She must have done good as Rolling Stone magazine calls both Drew and Jessica's acting "outstanding as the bizarre Beales."
All Eyes on the Newest Generation
They're young, beautiful and on the move. The latest lineup of new talent, including Zak Efron, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Dakota Fanning, are taking the entertainment world on all fronts--the big sceen, TV, cable, internet and stage. What makes this newest group of stars unique over others in the past couple of decades? They have star appeal that crosses all ages.
What mom doesn't love the Jonas Brothers with their purity rings preaching abstinence. And no matter what your age, you can actually understand the lyrics! But it's not all squeaky clean, Zak, who made his mark in his first movie High School Musical, is also all over the tabloids with his realtionship with Vanessa Hudgens.
Heidi and Seal Expecting #4
Heidi Klum and husband singer Seal have announced a new addition to their family. Daughter Leni, 4 (whose father is Flavio Briatore), Henry Gunter, 3, and Johan Riley and papa Seal shouldn't be too surprised since Heidi has hinted at wanting more kids. The couple, often seen cuddling in public, have both commented in interviews that their honeymoon is definitely not over.
Heidi, who offered to befriend neighbor Britney Spears during the height of Brit's meltdown, has also called upon the press and fans to "lay off" Jessica Simpson. You've just got to love Heidi's down-to-earth attitude!
Ujena: World's First Online Swimwear Company
Alexa.com, the industry's record keeper of internet activity and traffic rankings, names Ujena as the world's first online swimwear company, listing our registration date as July 29, 1995. This distinction becomes more interesting in light of the fact that AOL, credited by many for introducing the world to the "information highway," hadn't been in business quite five weeks, registering their now famous name June 22, 1995. Google didnt enter the game officially until Sept. 1997.
For those familiar with Ujena founder Bob Anderson, such vision should come as no surprise. Anderson grew Runner's World magazine from a newsletter into one of the most successful sports magazine in history, and a leader in the running and fitness craze that took over America in the 1970's and 1980's.
Bob first began selling swimwear in 1979 in Fit magazine, and officially launched Ujena in 1984, making Ujena the first swimwear company to sell mail order and also celebrating its 25th year. Ujena: the first, and still the best.
Angie Wins Vanity Fair Poll
Last year Esquire magazine named Halle Berry the world's most beautiful, but 58% of the more down-to-earth readers of Vanity Fair put Angelina Jolie back in the stop spot. With just 9% of the vote model Gesele Bundchen came in second, and Halle Berry, picking up just 4% of the widely scattered second-through-twentieth place vote took third place.
Beyoncé and Cate Blanchett took 4th place, and in a 3-way tie Catherine Deneuve and "Slumdog Millionaire's" beauty Frida Pinto and Natalia Vodianova split the vote for fifth place. Also making the list were Kerry Washington, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bar Refaeli and France's first lady Carla Bruni.
Happy Easter Birthday Shannen!
As Brenda on the original 90210, Shannen Doherty became the prototype of bad girls everywhere. Most of us loved to hate her, and even after major movies and dozens of cable stints, most of us still think of her as the back-stabbing b**** from 90210.
In real life, Shannen's a pussy cat, but this year she's more like a bunny with her 38th birthday falling on Easter, April 12th. Still fighting her bad girl image, Shannen had a thing or two to say about today's bad girls Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, In an interview from last year Shannen condemned the train wreck's public antics and especially their public displays without underwear!
At heart, Shannen's still a southern belle, "I'm just a normal person who likes to play with my dogs and ride horses," she says. "I dream of moving back to Mississippi or Tennessee, and someday starting a family."
Singer Streaks 5-Star Hotel
Our favorite rehab-singer is never one to play things low-key. Returning to the tropical paradise on Saint Lucia for more R&R, Amy was recently told by hotel authorities that she couldn't go topless on their beach. Amy doesn't like to be told "no" to anything!
"Everyone was shocked. One minute Amy was relaxing with friends on the beach and the next she was running around half naked," a source for UK's Daily Mail said. All things considered, this type behavior is far more fun and healthy than many that Amy chooses. We're sure it was a highlight for hotel guests and employees, and probably left Amy laughing out loud!
Aries Are Impulsive Leaders
Aries (March 21 - April 19) are born under the fiery sign of the Ram. These implusive entrepeneurs like to be first in everything they do, and they tend to be leaders. Hugh Hefner, Robert Downey Jr. and Russel Crowe are good examples of the stubborn Ram who rarely compromises and often charges on, sometimes regardless of other people's opinions.
Betty Davis and Doris Day are other legendary Aries who share this fiery sun sign with Shannen Doherty and Sara Michelle Geller. Their downside is that Aries can sometimes act before they think, and the upside is their birthdays always fall in sunny springtime conditions!
Stars Can Get Fat Too!
In a story in this week's People, Kathy Ireland says she was shocked when she saw a photo of herself 25 pounds overweight. The former SI cover girl dug in her heals and said "enough is enough." She increased her exercise, cut out the snacks and started eating healthier, and she's back in a bikini.
"I didn't recognize myself" said the supermodel, successful business woman and mom. We're glad to see Kathy turn things around and share her story with the rest of us who may have had a few pounds creep on. It's nice to know that stars can be just like us.
Mariah Carey Celebrates 40th
Whether she's wearing a wild leopard print string bikini or decked out in some awesome bling on the beach, the paparazzi's been having a blast capturing every minute of Mariah's 40th birthday bash in Barbados. But it's hubbie Nick Cannon that's got the gossip's tongues wagging.
Internet polls have him pegged as a gold digger, and even worse, his shoulder-to-shoulder "Mariah" tat on his back is too tacky. Hopefully it's not a permanent tat, since most don't see this relationship lasting as long as body art.
Valerie's New Bikini Bod
Valerie Bertinelli looks fabulously fit in her string bikinis and the fact that she is 48 years old shows us that dedicated dieting and exercise do pay off--even for people who have struggled with their weight for years.
Although a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, Valerie used running when she first began her weight loss quest two years ago. She was running five times a week when she decided to hire a personal trainer, and really get serious. She was doing a 60 minute routine, four to five times a week, which included cardio and strength training: 25 triceps dips, 20 push-ups, up to 30 squats and step-ups and over 100 sit-ups total!
She did and the results are gorgeous. April 1 Jenny Craig will reveal their new ads showing Valerie in a bikini, and that's no April fool--just one fabulous 48 year old who got serious about her shape, and said pass to the photoshopping! You can do it to!To read more, click here.
Curvy Girls Need Photoshopping!
Kim Kardasian shakes off criticsm that her recent shots in Complex were photoshopped to smooth our her voluptuous curves. "So what?" asks Kim. "I have a little cellulite; what curvy girl doesn't? How many people do you think get photoshopped? It happens all the time!"
At the same time as her Complex shoot, Kim was working out harder than ever in preparation for her fitness DVD. Not one to disclaim hard work and good body care, a shaped up Kim shoots back "You should see my thighs now!"
Summer Cut for Dixie Chick
Talk about a short cut for the summer! This Dixie Chick chose the ultimate boy's crew cut as she was spotted out on Venice Beach this weekend. Great place to be, becasue this cut requires no styling after a dip--but better watch the sun exposure to that just shown scalp! Natalie, from Lubbock, Texas, is well know for her long blonde locks but she loves to change those looks in color and length. This latest is summer extreme, but she still looks great!
Quote of the Week from Taylor Swift
Country music sensation Taylor Swift, who just turned 18 in December and more recently picked up the coveted Horizon Award, talked to Allure magazine this week about subjects she won't talk about.
"When you talk about virginity and sex publicly," says the young songbird, "people just automatically picture you naked." She's right you know. perhaps more seasoned stars can pick up on her sage advice.
Reese Braces for Big Hit
It's had nearly as much hype as the election, and now it's scheduled for an early release: today. Monsters vs. Aliens is Dream Works Animation and Paramont Pictures best-bet for a new box office record. The main character, voiced by Resse Witherspoon, is on her way to her wedding when she gets hit by a meteor that changes her into a 49 ft. 11 in. version of herself. Nabbed by the government she is promptly thrown into a tank with other abonormalities.
When the world is threatened by aliens, the general, voiced by Keifer Sutherland, calls out the monsters to fight back. Three-D puts the animation in your face. This film was actually shot in 3-D, rather than having the 3-D added, so it's spectacular.
Kate and Owen On Again!
Caught on both coasts, it seems that Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson's romance is back on. Their back-and-forth liasons are becoming common-place, running a close second to Jen and John's on-off-agains. Although the J-J's appear to be officially off the books forever. Kate and Owen, blonde, athletic and comedic seem to make a perfect pair. Perhaps this time around the couple will find strength in their years-long friendship to develop a relationship that thrives.
"America's Sweetheart" Back on Big Screen
All she has to do is flash that unabashed smile and you know why Julia Roberts is called "America's Sweetheart." Now a mother of three, Julia's priorities are clear: family first. She's seen more often on set in sweats and with knitting needles than Hollywood makeup.
This week she's back on the big screen with Clive Owen in Duplicity, a romantic twist-and-turn comedy about two corporate spies. This is her first return to the big screen since 2007's award-winning Charlie Wilson's War. Julia says she'll work when really quality roles come her way, but qualifies that by noting that "quality" roles are few and far between.
MovieFone Picks Top Ten Swimwear Scenes
Twelve million voters participated in MovieFone's top swimwear scenes and the winners are:
(10) Eva Mendez in Stuck On You 2003, (9) Cameron Diaz in Charlies' Angels Full Throttle 2003, (8) Drew Barrymore in Charlie's Angels Full Throttle 2003, (7) Bo Derek in "10" 1979, (6) Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001, (5) Phoebe in Cates Fast Times at Ridgmont High 1982, (4) Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC 1966, (3) Elizabeth Hurly in Bedazzled 2000, (2) Halle Berry in Die Another Day 2002 and in the top slot, Jessica Alba in Into the Blue 2005.
Celeb Swimwear in the Spotlight
From Maui to Malibu the paparazzi's been hard at work catching hundreds of stars in a fashion parade of new swimwear styles for 2009. Bright and bold floral prints are in, and everyone, including Jessica, loves basic black. The style-watchers are seeing more ruffles and the more feminine side of swimwear this season; and Ujena is right there on the cutting edge.
The most coveted suits of the season? Insiders are looking at handmade custom swimwear like Ujena's crochet and chamois bikinis as this season's big attention grabbers. Like all Ujena swimwear, these suits are made in the U.S.A. and the crochet and chamois are literally hand (not machine) made.
Suits that Support are In
With all the stars out in bikinis for our first bit of Spring, you can bet the critics are having a hey-day. String suits they say are better suited to the slim--the ties and custom-shapes make the most of little bodies like Vanessa Hodgens and Ashley Tisdale.
Reese, though perfect in turquoise, might do ittle better in a suit with more support. Retro keeps cropping up this year, as the critics weigh in on what will be the "in" suit for 2009. Hint: It's been an exclusive Ujena best-seller for years. Keep posted.
Little Bodies like Big Prints
Spring skies bring swimwsuit-clad celebritities out to the beach. There to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that always make strolling a beach so fantastic, the pap's cameras are also catching what the stars are choosing, all in the Ujena style of new suits.
People Magazine's stylist has identified big prints for those bodies that are less endowed. Let the swimwuit ceate the illusion, a lesson Ujena has been teaching for years. Women small in stature like Kate, Vennes Hodgens and Ashley Tinsdale and us bigger prints for a wow!To read more, click here.
The Stars are Out in Swimwear
Spring is breaking out all over and so are the stars in bikinis. Celebrity spottings are coming in from all the majory news sites giving us an advance peak at what Hollywood is wearing on the beach. This week we'll feature a new style celebrity style tip every day!
Jessica Simpson goes for a wild jet boat ride on the sometimes rock waters of Lake Tahoe in a classic in one piece, and pink is most definitely a blonde's best friend. Look for other style hints from small frames, large busts, and athletic looks. And, find out the "in" color for the 2009 season.To read more, click here.
Ujena Has A Better Way
Saturday's NY auditions for America's Next Top Model, open to women 5-foot-7 and shorter, had people sleeping on the streets to get to the front of the line. The next morning thousands of models created such chaos they had to be sent home--never getting their shot at fame.
Well that will never happen if you "audition" online by setting up your profile on UjenaTalent.com, and then using your portfolio pages to open doors. It's easy to sign up, and it's free at wwww.ujenatalent.com. Read how other models have used UjenaTalent to get noticed and pull away from the crowd.To read more, click here.
Carrie Underwood's New Tune Debuts on American Idol Tonight
When American Idol's first finalist walks off the stage tonight, it will be to a countrified version of Motley Crue's ballad "Home Sweet Home," sung by Carrie Underwood. As send-off tunes go, it's sure to be a hit, and the lyrics are sure to bring a tear or two from the contestant, and audience. "It's always been one of my favorites," says Carrie of the bittersweet ballad that dominated charts in the 1980s. A devout animal lover, proceeds from Carrie's version will benefit the Humane Society.
Dancing with the Stars Spotlight
Last night record numbers of TV-tuners were dialed into the two hour special premiere of Dancing with the Stars. Perhaps because the dancing is so emotioinally invocative, and the dedication of the participants so real, the judging more subjective than objective, this is has been the most successful of the any of the break-into-fame series.
This season offers a great mix in Apple innovator Steve Wozniak (who would've thought), Belinda Carlisle, Lil' Kim and Denise Richards. Expect this to be another great season!
Jessica Simpson Dons Her Daisy Dukes
The ugly green monster may be as much to blame as the extra pounds Jessica Simpson put on. The media was loaded with condemnation, when maybe they were just a little jealous of Jessica's total package.
Well they can backpedal on their criticism now that Jessica is back on stage, in her famous Daisy Dukes. No one where's shorty-shorts like Jessica does. She proved to have buns of envy as Daisy on Dukes of Hazzard, and she shows that she's still got the look!
Is She, or Isn't She?
Life Style mag's cover boasts a smiling Jen Aniston with her hands on her tummy and the news that she's Finally Pregnant with boyfriend John Mayer's baby. For about two hours the home page of AOL was also broadcasting the news to the world. Then AOL abruptly removed the posting and reputable news sources claimed it just wasn't true. Some Jen-bashers are even claiming she is fueling the rumors by posing with her hands on her tummy to keep her face in the news . . . come on, like she needs to be more famous! Get a life and let her live one as well.
Katie Holmes Sets the Record Straight
In a series of interviews, Katie Holmes has let the paprazzi know that she is no fan. Nor does she read the gossip mags that flaunt her photos and headlines every issue; but the rumors they let fly do bother her.
One of the headlines that bugged her the most was that Suri wasn't for real! Although it's the last thing Katie would ever want, if her walls had ears and eyes everyone would find out that Tom-Kat and Suri live a most normal life, she says. Does she ever long for the peace and tranquility of life BT (before Tom), Kate doesn't hesitate to let the world know that she has never been happier. As for a sibling for Suri: in its time, but not now.
March: The Mysterious Sun Sign
If March is your birthday you're probably a Pisces. According to astrogists, you crave attention and like to be connnected to others and the world at large. Your secret desire ? To live your dreams and turn fantasies into realities.
Pisces are known to be mysterious and alluring. In romance, they may have trouble choosing between different type lovers. Pisces are frequently tornj between two pathways in life.
Famous Pisces who share your sign include: Jean Harlow, Javier Bardem, Ron Howard and Catherine Bach.
Pamela Cusi and Rich Sigmon Win Cancun
Winners were announced on Sunday at the Ujena Jam Cancun. Taking top honors in the photographer's division was Ujena Jam veteran (he's competed in 9!) Rich Sigmon of Portland, OR. Rich's creative images have been some of the most popular and in Cancun he really put in the extra effort. A self-taught photographer, Rich is an inspiration to others who may want to discover the fun behind the lens.
Pamela Cusi was the model winner. Born in Italy, Pamela moved to Costa Rica in 2001 where she lives and works. An avid athlete, Pamela works as a personal trainer and a model. Her dedication to fitness has paid off with a flawless figure, and sunny personality to match. In addition to her love of working out, Pamela is also a major pet lover! Congrats to both and see you Puerto Vallarata!
Floral Scents Make Men See Women as Slimmer
Don't throw out your healthy diet and exercise habits, but a new study has found that men preceive women who wear a spicy floral scent as ten pounds lighter than they actually are!
Pheromones--natural chemical secretions that our body puts out--have long been known to be the key to sexual attraction (just look how Fido and Fifi sniff each other). Modern day hygiene, lotions, deodorants and clothes have overpowered most of those natural pheromones, making our "natural selection" a bit harder to unravel.
Perfume companies are well aware that today's men and women need a little help. All perfumes and colognes are designed to increase attraction. An interesting note is that the smell of fresh-cooked cinnamon buns have a similar effect on men as spicy floral scents.
Hair and Attraction Subject of Study
Most men find long hair a sexual stimulant, citing tresses that fall to mid-back as the most exciting. Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman were voted to have the best tresses. But men also had good news for women with short hair: they see them as intelligent, practical and fun to be with. The study found that a woman's body, not her hair, is his biggest turn-on.
The study also found that women would rather date a man with thinning or balding hair than one who was overweight. One-quarter of the men and women involved in the study mistakenly believe that wearing baseball caps contributes to hair loss. Heredity, not hats, is the key culprit for why people lose their hair.
Never Too Old
If you think bikinis are just for kids, then you missed the paparazzi pics of television's ageless one, Susan Lucci, looking way-hot in a green bikini at age 62. The soap star credits a healthy lifestyle to her good looks, and she's not the only "over-the-hill" actress to sport a bikini. Helen Mirren, also in swimsuit shape in her sixties, recently made the pages of People.
There is no time like the present to start working on healthy eating and exercise habits if you want to look like Kim Cattrall and dance like Meryl Streep when you hit your over-the-hill years. These stars are definitely proving that healthy lifestyles pay off. Watch for more information on Ujena CEO Bob Anderson's new fitness organizations when he gets back from Ujena Jam Cancun where the weather's fine and beaches devine!To read more, click here.
Beauty and the Best at Oscar Night
Oscar night is as exciting for the audience as the presenters and nominees. No other event produces as much talk about what our favorite celebs are wearing, and last night was no exception.
Congratulations to an elegant looking Penelope Cruz accepting a well-deserved Oscar for her role in Vicky, Cristina Barcelona. Kate Winslet looked all grown up in a single-shouldered grey gown and nominee Angelina Jolie was clearly Hollywood royalty in basic black with a heart-shaped neckline. Of course, all eyes were on her and presenter Jennifer Aniston, who looked equally stunning on stage. The academy appropriately awarded Heath Ledger with an Oscar posthumously, and Sean Penn got a chance to rally for equal rights as the rest of the evening's awards went to the film and makers of Slumdog Millionaire.
Carnaval and Mardi Gras Season Is Here
Parades, parties, dancing in the streets and costumes are in full-swing as countries around the world celebrate with Mardi Gras type parties. While Brazil's Rio de Janiero's Carnaval is one of the biggest, Ujena Jam Cancun plans on raising the bar on that city's fun this week.
Call it Carnaval, Spring Break or Ujena Jam, the name of the game is fun, parties, scantily clad bodies and of course, costumes. Ujena Jam Cancun kicks off today and culminates Saturday with awards night and their traditional costume party.
"Hot Girls In Scary Places" Reality Show
What a bikini-lovin' gal won't do to get a break . . . and $10,000! E! network has chosen three USC Song Girls to star in "Hot Girls In Scary Places," a reality show set in a really scary abandoned hospital, booby-trapped with the stuff that nightmares are made of. The show is set to debut March 13 (Friday, of course) and the challenger who manages to accomplish all her tasks without freaking out will wins. The USC Song Girls are one of the top University cheerleading teams in the nation.
Happy Birthday Paris Hilton!
Bikini-loving Paris Hilton celebrated her birthday in a pink-themed bash last night at New York club/restaurant called Butter. Friends were packed into the party and sister Nikki helped light the candles and sparklers on her cake, which Paris blew out as her guests sand to 50 Cents' In Da Club
Paris is heir-apparent to the Hilton Hotel and real estate dynastry. As a girl she grew up as a princess, received her high school education with a GED, underwent plastic surgery and hired a high paid publicist to recreate her as American socialite, model, media personality, singer and occassional actress. It was money well spent since Paris is the most photographed celebrity who has never ad a hit song or movie.
Early Madonna Pic Sells for $37,500
Better with age! A 1979 nude of Madonna taken by photographer Fred Friedlander and printed in a 1985 Playboy resurfaced at New York's Christies Auction House, and the bidding went balistic!
Expected to bring $15,000, the photo sold for a whopping $37,500. Madonna, who was just 20 years old when the photo was taken, allegedly received $25 for it. It appeared with five other photos in the Playboy issue. The other five pictures sold as a group in 2003 for $7,170.
The photo is a full frontal nude and is the highest ever paid for a photo of the pop legend.
Origin of Valentine's Day Hearts
The heart symbol became associated with love somewhere around the 12th century. At that time people were not aware that the function of the heart was to circulate blood. What they did know was that the heart beat faster when they were excited and in love. They naturally assumed that the heart was the source of emotions and feelings.
Classical poets also associated the heart with feelings of love and romance, and that association is now firmly embedded in our culture. Today, even though we know emotions come from the brain, the heart remains a powerful symbol of love and Valentine's Day.
The saying "wearing one's heart on their sleeve" comes from a centuries old Valentine's tradiiton in Britain when young men would pin a note on their sleeve with their girlfriend's name on it. Tomorrow, have a Happy Valentine's Day from Ujena!To read more, click here.
Happy 40th Birthday Jen!
Jennifer Anniston turned 40 today, but you'd never guess to look at her! Seems like each passing year since she hit the small screen in Friends, Jen keeps getting better and better.
Jen celebrated early with a party on Saturday, where boyfriend John Mayer dedicated a song to her and BFF Courtney Cox offered these wishes for her new year: "More health and happiness!"
The star of the box-office smash hit Marley and Me, Jen has achieved critical acclaim and respect from the Hollywood set for her acting skills and deep devotions. Years ago, when fellow actor Robert Downey Jr. hit rock bottom, Jen was the only one of the Hollywood crowd to visit him in jail. Saturday's party was packed with Jen's A-listed friends--maybe all those good vibrations are what's keep her looking better with every year!
Men Love A Woman in Red
There has been a lot of speculation about how color affects us. We all know red is a hot color, and last year's research backed up what we already knew. In a major study, men definitely showed a preference for looking at pictures of women wearing red or on red backgrounds.
Last Thursday, Science magazine published new studies showing that red also improves a person's attention to detail and accuracy. This jived with a 2004 study of Olympic athletes showing that those who wore red won their events 60% of the time.
The new studies, conducted at the University of British Columbia, also show that the color blue sparks the imagination and increases creativity. They also found that the intensity of colors increases the intensity of their effect.
Deadline Approaching for Ujena Jam Cancun 09
The weather should picture-perfect for the Ujena Jam in Cancun from Feb, 21-Mar. 2. This gulfside resort features endless miles of beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue waters. There are still a couple openings, but you have to act fast! If you are already signed up we need your flight details by Feb. 10. Just sign onto your UT account and give us the details.
Different than the big annual Ujena Jam in Puerta Vallarta, Cancun is much more intimate so everyone has one-on-one time with members of the Ujena staff and the sponsors. With sunny skies expected, Cancun should once again provide stunning images and a whole lot of fun!
Other Ujena Jams in 2009 are being held in Puerto Vallarta Aug. 29-Sept. 7 (25th anniversary Jam) and in San Jose del Cabo Oct. 17-26. We'll see you there!To read more, click here.
What A Difference A Day Makes: Bikini Girl Gets the Boot!
Even if American Idol doesn’t produce the next biggest A-lister, it sure generates a lot of blogging and everyone has an opinion over this year’s “Bikini Girl” Katrina Darrell. Amazing, isn’t it, what one girl in a bikini can accomplish!
After weathering some really catty remarks from judge Kara, last night “Bikini Girl” got the boot! Perhaps if she had worn a Ujena bikini things might have worked out different.
Now let’s see what happens to Idol’s 2009 ratings . . . and if “Bikini Girl” can turn her instant fame into a savvy career move.
If you're into the "business" and haven't already, be sure to put up your profile on Ujena Talent. Our web pages network models, photographers and others in the fashion/movie industry, and it's free to sign up!To read more, click here.
All the Buzz about Katie's Cut-Out
Paparazzi were on the look-out for Tom Cruise and family vacationing near Rio and snapped a few pics of Katie Holmes in a sleek cut-out one-piece that made internet headlines yesterday. AOL’s poll had most giving the asymmetrical suit a thumbs’ down.
“For a fashionista like Katie I thought the suit was the perfect choice,” says Ujena President Lisa Anderson Wall. “Everyone is going to look at what she’s wearing, and her choice of suit was very classy.
“You can’t please all the people all the time though, and that’s why Ujena carries such a wide variety of styles.”To read more, click here.
Idol's "Bikini Girl" Makes the Cut
After auditioning in a swimsuit, Katrina Darrell has become the hottest item on American Idol’s new season in spite of the dissing by judge Kara DioGuardi. Come on Kara! AI is all about getting noticed, and that’s what “Bikini Girl” is doing. Her nickname is already world famous!
Katrina was as playful as ever in last night's appearance, in a dress. The 20-year-old singer/model from Chino Hills, CA is also proving she has talent in addition to a great swimwear body.
Does Blood Type Indicate Personality?
There are literally millions of books in circulation discussing the possibility that distinct personality traits are preprogrammed into us before we're born and can be identified by blood type. There are diet books by blood type, dating books by blood type and of course, self-exploration books based on your “type.”
While there is a large debate whether blood type and personality matching is bogus or real, a majority of the books agree on what each type means.
Type A’s are early risers and perfectionists, making them a little uptight. Type B’s are happy people, but have big egos and some eccentricities. Type O’s are generous and curious, but black and white—it’s their way or the highway. AB’s are artistic, compulsive and very unpredictable.
Healthy Bones Start Young
Strength training, weight training, resistance training, machine training . . . whatever you want to call it if it involves lifting or pushing, it's good for you bones. Growth hormone is a major factor in building bones and after age 21 this hormone can start to decline in women.
Strength training--when you work a muscle beyond its 50 percent capacity--sends a message to the brain that the bones need more strength. If you exercise only in your aerobic zone, you are not building bones.
Many women worry that lifting weights is going to give them a bulky appearance. Not so. First, most women do not have enough testosterone to build big muscles, and secondly, building muscle takes time. If you think you're getting too toned, just lay off the exercise and adjust your routine.To read more, click here.
Britney Rocks During Rehearsals
Leaked to her website are some behind-the-scenes pics of a hard-working Britney Spears’ during rehearsals for her upcoming tour, Circus. Check out Brit’s reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe, another troubled superstar who loved the Circus.
Brit and her entire entourage look ready to turn things around in a tour that starts this March, hits every major US city and then culminates in London. From the pics it looks like the old Brit’ is back, toned up in all the right places.
Jamie King, who choreographed her 2000 tour is working with her again. And Spears, 27, is looking more ready than ever to climb back on top of her game! Tickets are already on sale for Circus at her website.
To read more, click here.
Hilary Duff in Remake of Bonnie and Clyde?
Hilary Duff is in negotiations to reprise Faye Dunaway’s famous role as Bonnie Parker, in a remake of the blockbuster 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. The 1930 bank robbers were notoriously famous during their lifetimes, but the movie starring Dunaway and Warren Beatty made these two outlaws household names in modern times.
The real-life Bonnie was a poet, and part of her own words were used in a popular song that accompanied the movie—perhaps Duff will reprise those lyrics as well. With an underlying “rob the rich; give to the poor” storyline and depicting a despondent America just coming out of the Great Depression, this remake may hit a new chord and rival the first film at the box office.
The first film glamorized the gangsters, so expect to see more real-life grit in a movie where Duff is destined to bring 1930s fashion glam back with a bang!
A Cup of Sunshine
For once something scientists can agree on: we need more vitamin D3. Called the “sunshine” vitamin, our bodies can manufacture D3 from the sun. But, there’s a glitch: we would need to be in the sun for about five hours a day, naked.
Lots of things have made deficiency in D3 epidemic. The depletion of our ozone has made too much sun exposure dangerous, so most of us wear sunscreens and other protection. We live primarily indoors; and only in the most remote areas of the earth is going around naked considered the norm. We also don’t eat a lot of cold water fish, like salmon and sardines that boost our D3 levels, which explains why Asians do not suffer from D3 deficiency.
An overwhelming amount of evidence indicates that our Recommended Daily Allowance for D3 is absurdly inadequate. Further, most supplements use a cheaper form (D2) which is not as efficient as D3 in keeping our bodyweight down, bones strong, minds alert and moods elevated. If you supplement with D3, new science points to 2,000 IU/day instead of the old 400 IU/day.
To read more, click here.
Women to Watch for in 2009
Heading into a new era, people watchers are looking for new faces and bodies to start making the Hollywood A-Lists. And of course, you can bet that a swimwear model made the top five!
Holly Weber, model, actress and bikini-lover was picked as one of the hottest women to watch for in 2009. The model-turned-actress landed the number four spot in a poll conducted by Ask Men. Holly has been a favorite bikini covergirl for Muscle and Fitness.
Their first choice was the stunning Israeli model Bar Refaeli. In second place was "Mad Men’s" red-haired vixen Christina Hendricks. In third place was actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, followed by Holly in fourth. “Heroes” actress Dania Ramirez rounded out their top five.
Oscar Nominees Announced
Brad Pitt fans are jubilant over the 7 nominations for Benjamin Button, and bikini lovers cheer on The Reader, a movie not to miss. As we expected, bikini-lover Penelope Cruz received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a drama/comedy that keeps you glued to your seat.
The Woody Allen storyline centers around two women (Scarlett Jahansson and Rebecca Hall) on holiday in Spain when they both fall for Javier Bardem’s character. Penelope is Javier’s slightly off-kilter wife, a trademark Woody Allen character who really sets this movie apart from other romantic tales.
Most Photographed Bikini Lovers in 2008
It’s difficult to pick the winners, but if you trusted the tabloids Kate Hudson spent most of the year on the beach. Jennifer Aniston placed a close second, followed by Britney Spears, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan.
At Ujena, our most photographed models included Crystal, Trisha and Martha. We have some great new models coming up this year so look for new faces this year. We’ll keep our eyes peeled to the celebrity scene.
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Best and Worst of 2008
The list makers are busy. One day before the announcement of the Oscar nominations—rewarding the best in cinematic performance—the nominations for the worst movies were made. The Razzies, which give out a Golden Raspberry award each year, is a tongue-in-cheek people’s choice award for the biggest big screeen bombs.
Topping the list with seven nominations was Mike Myers’ “Love Guru” . . . personally, if you watch the movie believing he was trying to make the worse movie ever made, it's kinda funny. It's definately dumb. Another box office superstar, Eddie Murphy, managed multiple nominations for "Norbit."
Paris Hilton was nominated as Worst Actress and Worst Couple for her romantic comedy bomb "The Hottie and the Nottie." She also was nominated as Worst Actress for "Repo! The Genetic Opera." Voting will continue for a month and the winners will be announced Feb. 21, the day before the Oscars.
In honor of the Razzies, Ujena has chosen their Bikini Train Wreck for 2008: songbird Amy Winehouse. We join the Hollywood community in wishing Amy better health and happiness in the coming year.
Miami: Home of Bikinis and Big Bellies
It looks like the South Beach diet didn’t work, at least according to the editors of Men’s Fitness magazine who the sun-drenched Mecca of Miami as the fattest city in the U.S. in their new poll announced four days ago.
Show Us Your UjENA Style!
Beautiful women in swimwear are always a hit, especially if it’s UjENA swimwear. Show us your UjENA Style with a photo of you in one of our best-selling styles (no thongs or sheers) in a most unlikely place. The SuperBowl? The Oscars? Ski slopes? Times Square? The Eiffel Tower? On a bus? A movie premiere? Or even a plane cockpit (glad she wasn’t on the Airbus that landed in the Hudson yesterday!)
The best, cutest, most outrageous photo will win an all-expense paid trip (no air) for two to Puerto Vallarta for our 25th Ujena Birthday Bash Sept 4-6. You're welcome to spend the four-day trip sightseeing or lounging at the pool, but your VIP status which also let you in to the Ujena parties and events. It's guaranteed to be the most fun you've had in a swimsuit.
Start thinking of some interesting or historic locales where you can Show Your UjENA Style! Show Your UjENA Style is meant to be fun and help bring some smiles back after months of distressing world news. Obama's inauguration marks a new day and new attitude--Do your part by taking your sunny personality out on the streets in a UjENA bikini: and don't forget to wear your smile! Contest ends August 3, 2009.To read more, click here.
2009 Ujena Fitness Winner Featured
Chanel Smith, UjENA’s fitness winner at PV08, is featured this month in Today’s Black Woman magazine. She is especially proud because she appears in a special January edition featuring first lady Michelle Obama on the cover. Her feature is on page 76 and the issue is already on the newsstand. Chanel is a personal trainer and runs her own studio in Washington.
Bikini Girl Makes "Idol" History
Contestant Katrina Darrell heated up the stage on Tuesday night’s premiere American Idol. Perhaps a showier suit with some metallic “bling” suit would have been better received by the female judges who clearly didn’t appreciate the costume. Katrina auditioned singing Mariah Carey’s “Treated Me Kind” in her itsy-bitsy and barely made the cut.
Katrina may best be remembered for her on-screen flirtatious come-on to Idol judge Ryan Seacrest who took it in stride. But the first-ever bikini-clad Idol contestant still managed to track him down for a lip-lock on cameras off stage.
Caribbean Swimwear Ban
St. George’s, Grenada, a popular stopover for cruise ships began enforcing a ban on bathing suits away from the beach. Police Commissioner James Clarkson says the ban includes saggy pants that reveal underwear as well . . .
Violators are usually just asked to cover up; but the law allows for a fine or six months in jail! The ban has irked a few locals and cruise ships are informing passengers of the rule for off-beach attire, but not all passengers take heed.To read more, click here.
Kate Loves Jocks!
Another athlete for Kate Hudson? She swears they’re just pals but the cameras caught Kate and Australian golfer Adam Scott enjoying the rays on the Maui beaches this week. Goldie Hawn's famous daughter doesn't seem to mind the over-resent paparazzi, and it's no wonder Kates loves beaches--shes has a bikini-perfect body. Kate was wearing a signature tropical print string bikini—so typical of her active, fun-loving personality.
To learn more about Kate's personality and what your swimwear says about you, follow the link.To read more, click here.
After defying all odds and surviving a brain hemorrhage, Bret plans to be back on stage in two weeks.
Scotty Lago got a knuckle-lashing from the USOC for some bad-taste photos and promptly exited Vancouver.
Brooklyn Decker made her first appearance as Sports Illustrated's 2010 Swimwear Cover Girl last night on Divd Letterman.
Just ten days our from the Winter Olympics all eyes are on the fastest, sexier speedskater every--Apolo Ohno!
The audience was moved by the memorable tribute Michael Jackson's oldest children gave him at the Grammys.
Now that dust has settled and Tiger entered a Clinic, the couple are looking at what's best for their two daughters.
A new internet company is sending dead flower arrangements for those relationships that didn't go so well.
Singer Aslhey Tisdale cuddles her baby "Maui" while BF Schott Spear holds on to the shoppiing loot scored in Studio City the day after Christmas.
For the second year in a row, Aussie Dennis Stevenson created a gift wonderland in his home for under-privileged kids.
Meryl Streep is, and deserves to have been, a nominee in all of the last decade's major movie awards.
She was a mere mortal in "Twilight," but now she's a bonafide Red Carpet diva with a stack of nominations for "Up in the Air."
With the best first-week sales of any woman singer Susan Boyles looks like she may give Taylor a run for the crown as top selling artist of 2009.
We haven't seen much of media maven Paris Hilton, perhaps she's taking a break to remake her brand into something more serious.
Jennifer Aniston is one of many celebrities that use yoga to stay relaxed, especially around the holidays.
Are we just counting down for Li Lo to go over the line, or is someone going to see she's on a path for Hollywood disaster?
Gaga's got all the makings--hit dance songs, edgy fashion and no limits on what she'll do next. Oh yeah, and the singer, songwriter, musician, dancer has talent too.
I don't know how a year could finish off any better than for Taylor Smith and the new CMA Diva--with wings.
In her SNL monologue Taylor sang a very fitting closure to the rift between her and Kanye at the MTV awards.
Susan Boyle will sing on Dancing with the Stars this week as she promotes her first album to be released Nov. 24.
Brooke arrived in an appropriately ruffled strapless dress for the Rita Hayworth gala, but what is that? A feather boa trying to crawl up her hem.
Seeing the balloon on the ground makes you wonder how anyone could have believed an airborne 6-year-old could have been inside?
Tyra Banks banked her career on a fat-free bikini body, then went on to show a few more pounds can still be sexy and beautiful.
There have been rumors all week but now it's official: Heidi Klum and husband Seal welcomed a baby girl into their family on Friday.
Lizzie Millier's photo on page 194 of Glamour magazine sparked such a positive response that the mag's November issue features a photo of 7 "plus size" models.
Jon Gosselin is trying to put the skids on the divorce, and have a little renogiation time with Kate.
No, that's not our First Lady practicing for the track and field events, but Michelle is geared up to bring the Olympics to the U.S.
Reality star Khloe Kardashian and basketball star Lamar Odom announced Monday plans for their Sunday wedding.
Ujena Jam PV winner Angie looks great in one of the new 2010 line suits, photo taken by Keith McNulty.
Ujena PR Directer Catherin Cross is flanked by Monster Energy Drink sponsor Alberto Delattore and Ed Schwartz of the advertising agency that bears his name. They contributed to bringing world reknown photographer David Eisenberg and Dany Kosh, far right, as Ujena Mexico Director gets the most praise for overseeing all the location arrangments.
Waitman Gobble captured this image of Rabecca Lee that sums up the PV Jam so well; a total, unforgettable blast!
Always on the cutting edge, Ujena is working with Hollywood's Vegan Vixens to launch their 2010 Green Line.
Lisa Wall-Anderson and her father Ujena Jam Founder and CEO Bob Anderson flank this year's Jam grand prize winners, Edwin Jammer of Texas and Angie Quesada of Costa Rica.
Ms Swift isn't lacking in the love category, but she has announced who she would next like to sing with.
The action can be break-neck, but with RunPee.com you know when you can safely exit the theatre seat, do your business, and not miss any of the action.
Diana Ross in a statement, said she would be there for Michael Jackson's kids as he requested in his will.
After a long battle with cancel actress Farrah Fawcett passed peacefully Thursday in her hospital bed.
Delivered by surrogate early this morning the Brodericks were delighted to meet their new baby girls.
People magazine leaked that the Gosselins have filed divorce papers just hours before their big announcement will be made on tonight's show.
More hits than anyone this week: Shawn Johnson is the most searched on the Internet after rumors that she died,
Megan Fox decides not to press charges for leaked "topless" photos that showed up in tabs last week.
Is it the "curse" of reality TV? Starting with Ashlee Simpson take a look at the couples who didn't make it after the cameras got rolling.
Angelina Jolie is the most photographed woman today, but a paparraza confesses celeb snapshots aren't always what they seem.
In honor of Mother's Day AOL checked their list of most searched Moms and for the third year in a row Britney was #1.
"Word hard, play hard" is Ujena model Kelly Szabo's motto. Kelly is a confirmed fitness fanatic who knows that exercise, not diet pills, keeps the weight off.
People en Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" includes Eva Longoria Parker and spectacular photography, costumes and styling..
Carmen Electra and others are caught in bikini spotlights, as we celebrate birthdays, vieos and loves lost.
The press calls it a Zak-Attack, but youthful stars like Zak Efron and Taylor Swift are dominating entertainment news.
Valeria Bertinelli, a Jenny Craig's spokesmodel, is flaunting her new body in a string bikini in this weeks' People.
Tyra Banks' "Top Model" audition attracted thousands of models on Saturday and the ensuing chaos had them cancel the audition.
Monday night Denise Richards made her debut with a great new lineup. So who will dominate the floor this season?
Jen is not pregnant, yet. Today's headlines once again had the story wrong. Ever hear of "checking facts?"
Britney's workin' it for her new tour Circus is looking more ready than ever to climb back on top of her game!
Hilary Duff is in negotiations for the starring role in a remake of the 1967 box office smash hit, Bonnie and Clyde.
Danni soaks up some natural D3 on the beach. An overwhelming amount of evidence indicates that our Recommended Daily Allowance for D3 is absurdly inadequate.
Surprise: Beach city named fattest in the U.S. Seems the tourists put on the show while locals put on the pounds!
Chanel is proud to share the same pages as Michelle Obama in this month's issue of Today's Black Woman.
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