Monday, January 31

Kate-William planning Honeymoon in Scilly Isles

Prince William and his fiancee Kate MiddletonThe royal couple, Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, are considering a budget honeymoon in the Scilly Isles, the same place where Prince Charles took Diana in 1989. The couple has reportedly drawn up a shortlist of British honeymoon destinations - because Palace officials don’t want them going on an expensive foreign break while Britons see their living standards squeezed. William last went on holiday to the Scilly Isles - off the coast from Penzance - on a family holiday with his mother Diana, brother Harry and Prince Charles in 1989 when he was just seven.

“William and Kate are acutely aware that in these difficult times being seen to take a luxury honeymoon would not look good and send out entirely the wrong signal,” said an aide.

“Neither has lavish tastes and a domestic location is ideal to ensure they are secure,” aide added.

Lara Bingle (still) associated with Speedo

Lara BingleIt seems Lara Bingle’s association with Speedo is not over yet. Bingle, technically still the face of this summer’s campaign, made an in-store appearance at the swimwear brand’s Chatswood Chase store, honoring her commitments to the company ahead of her contract’s expiration later this year. However, there is talk Speedo plans to keep the model on its books. The swimwear brand’s marketing manager Tiffany Scott said nothing had been decided yet, but it wasn’t out of the question that Bingle would be re-signed. "We haven’t discussed it with her manager. I think there’s always a possibility with these things, but obviously we’ve signed Rachael Finch," said Scott.

"I have had three big years with Speedo and I am happy to be back in Australia fulfilling my commitments,” Bingle said.

"But as you know, all good things come to an end - some better than others. My focus is on the future, and this year already holds a lot of exciting opportunities as well as adventures," she said.

Victoria Beckham hires a team of feng shui advisers

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham has hired a team of feng shui advisers to redesign her homes in London and Los Angeles to welcome her fourth baby. The 36-year-old former Spice Girl who is expecting her baby in the summer, is busy redesigning her homes according to feng shui principles to ward off bad energy from the houses and prevent any ill luck. "Victoria is a huge fan of feng shui. She won’t have anything in the corners of the room so that bad energy is warded off," said a source. Besides redesigning her home, Posh is also busy designing her final collection for next month’s New York Fashion Week.

The popstar-turned-designer already has three sons, Brooklyn (11), Romeo (8) and Cruz (5), with footballer husband David Beckham.

Cheryl secretly meets with Ashley

Cheryl ColeSinger Cheryl Cole reportedly met her ex-husband, footballer Ashley Cole, at their former marital home. "The key thing that led to contact being restored was the interview. Ashley had been absolutely dreading it. He’d feared another bucket-load after all the media criticism of him. But Cheryl only spoke of love and tenderness. She couldn’t have been nicer," said a source. Ashley is said to have also called Cheryl last week to arrange tickets to the National Television Awards night and asked to meet her after the ceremony. "He has been getting some positive signals from Cheryl and has been responding to them. He called her from the training ground and she told him she was going and he wanted tickets," said a friend.

"He said he’d be discreet and make sure they weren’t pictured together - and then they could meet somewhere private afterwards. They talked for 10 minutes. It was obvious from his reaction she was unsure - but only because she was worried they’d be pictured. She wasn’t against the idea of meeting," the friend added.

Kate Hudson impressed by Matt Bellamy

Kate HudsonKate Hudson has been busy brushing up her speaking skills ever since she started dating British rocker Matt Bellamy. The ‘Bride Wars’ star, who is pregnant with Bellamy’s baby, insisted that he is the first Englishman she has gone on a date with. The 31-year-old actress is quickly learning that there are many differences between British men and their American counterparts, including their polite use of language, after Bellamy wowed her with his impeccable grammar. "I never thought I would notice the difference but there’s a lot of difference! It’s just a different type of way. He’s very polite and kind and so sweet. He’s lovely!," said Hudson.


"I do notice that I do get corrected sometimes. I say ‘can’ - you know, ‘Can I have a...’ and with Matthew, it’s ‘Could I have? Would it be possible if I could, ma’am?’ I’ve been corrected, yeah!

"And then the word ‘like’. I have a girlfriend who lives here in the UK, she likes to mimic me all the time, ‘Like, like’. ‘I say guys, and she always thinks that’s weird: ‘Why do Americans say guys all the time?’," she added.

Madonna replaces Kylie Minogue in ‘Priscilla Queen’

MadonnaThe highly anticipated Broadway debut of ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ apparently has a few changes underway. The West End show features numerous mentions of Kylie Minogue but bosses of the hit musical are replacing her with Madonna’s name in the US version.

“Kylie’s not a household name in the States so they needed an equally fabulous icon for the show. Madonna was the obvious choice,” a source said.

Geri Halliwell enjoys to design swimwear

Geri Halliwell launches her designer swimwearFormer Spice Girl Geri Halliwell says she found it easy to design her new swimwear range because she has always created her own clothes. Halliwell, who recently created her own range of swimwear for Britain high street brand Next, admits it was not too difficult for her to get involved because she has been working on her own clothes since she was a child. "I’ve always loved fashion, I’ve always made my own clothes. The first time I was on TV I wore something on GMTV that I’d made myself. The seams were coming undone, but I did design it! I’ve always designed my own clothes from a very young age. It was a very natural thing for me," said Halliwell.

Halliwell hopes she can expand the range, which features bikinis, maxi-dresses and accessories - in the future because she really enjoyed the work. "We’ll see where it goes, it’s been an amazing, amazing experience, so – I’ve really enjoyed it. Music and fashion are all together. All part of the image," she said.

Rembrandt portrait on sale for $47 mn

Portrait of a Man With Arms AkimboA Rembrandt portrait, one of the last works from the Dutch master’s late career still in private hands, will be offered for sale at the TEFAF Maastricht art fair later this year for $47 million. "Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo" was under the auctioneer’s hammer as recently as 2009, when it fetched an artist record price of 20.2 million pounds, or $33 million, at Christie’s in London. The buyer at the time was reported to be casino owner Stephen Wynn, although others, including Manhattan dealer Otto Naumann, were interested. It is Naumann who is now exhibiting the work at the fair, according to PR company Cawdell Douglas, which represents TEFAF. The event runs from March 18-27.

Since 2009, it has been "transformed by cleaning and can now be seen in its full glory," a Cawdell Douglas statement said. Art experts said the sharply higher asking price could reflect both the cleaning process and the fact that art market values soared in 2010 during which several records were set.

The painting, executed 1658, dates to one of the most difficult periods of the artist’s career. He had enjoyed success after arriving in Amsterdam in the early 1630s, but his expensive lifestyle and financial mismanagement led to bankruptcy in 1656.

His art collection, other possessions and house were sold and there appear to have been few commissions for paintings to provide income. Apart from Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo, only one other full-scale work is known from 1658.

TEFAF 2011 will showcase more than 30,000 works of art from around 260 exhibitors.

Sunday, January 30

January Jones dubbed 'Most Glamorous Actress'

Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace has heaped praise on ‘Mad Men’ star January Jones. In a behind the scenes video of her recent ad campaign, the woman behind the Italian luxury brand said she chose the 33-year-old spokes model to be the face of Versace accessories because "she looks like the most glamorous actress of our time." Jones appears without clothes in the ads for Versace accessories, save for high-heeled shoes and a strategically placed handbag.

"She’s a girl who has no fear," said the designer.

Katie Price Jordan to launch her fashion range

Katie Price JordanIt seems Katie Price aka Jordan wants to become a fashionista following her split from hubby Alex Reid. The former glamour model will debut her new budget-price collection next month and her range will include handbags, sunglasses and posh frocks. She is teaming up with London designer Lamis Khamis for the new range, which is called Day 22 and will be an affordable set of clothes and accessories for men and women.

“Katie really wants this new fashion range to be a huge success,” said a source.

Kate Hudson tried to hide her pregnancy

Kate HudsonHollywood actress Kate Hudson wanted to keep her pregnancy news under wraps, but landed up sparking health concerns among her closest friends. "Im pregnant, and I’m really sick. But I couldn’t say that because you really want to keep it as quiet as you can for the first trimester," said the blonde beauty. The 31-year-old actress who is expecting her second child with rocker boyfriend Matthew Bellamy, admitted that she tried hard to keep the good news a secret till she passed her first trimester. But her friends started thinking that the ‘Bride Wars’ star was ill.

"My friends all thought I was depressed because I wouldn’t leave the house. But I didn’t want anyone to know for a long time. I was just hoping that all of a sudden, I could show up somewhere with a big belly. But, of course, you’re somewhere in LA and somebody says something, and it ends up somewhere," said Hudson.

She admits that being pregnant also means enduring morning sickness. While waiting for the due date of her baby, which she says is in the summer, Hudson cited the ‘pregnancy brain’ saying, "I babble a lot. I forget words, and how to put sentences together. I just give up."

Jaime Pressly files for divorce

Jaime PresslyMy Name is Earl’ star Jaime Pressly has officially filed for divorce from husband, Indian origin entertainment lawyer Simran Singh. The 33-year-old actress filed papers in a LA court on January 21 to end her 15-month marriage, citing ir-reconcilable differences for the divorce. Pressly claimed the marriage ended December 27, nine days before she was arrested on suspicion of a DUI (driving under influence). The couple had no children together, but Pressly has a 3-year-old son, Dezi, from a previous relationship.

The actress is also seeking to deny Singh, a Beverly Hills attorney, any spousal support. The couple got married in September 2009 at the Dick Clark estate in Malibu.

Halle Berry encourages women to Reveal

Halle BerryHalle Berry has named her third fragrance ‘Reveal’ because she wants to encourage women to share their stories. The Oscar-winning actress has joined hands with cosmetics giant Coty to produce her new perfume and she expressed the hope that the fragrance which blends plumeria, peach and mimosa will allow women to reveal more of themselves. "Reveal is an invitation for women to share their story, to reveal some parts of themselves that they have not yet expressed. It has a perfect balance. Light and fresh, it becomes sexier and more mysterious as you wear it," she said.

The 44-year-old has previously admitted she was surprised by the success of her perfume range - her debut scent ‘Halle’ by Halle Berry was launched last year and ‘Pure Orchid’ just five months ago.

Now she hopes to repeat the success history once again with ‘Reveal’.

Saturday, January 29

Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t care fashion mistakes

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter has admitted that she made many fashion mistakes but doesn’t care about it. The British actress caused a stir when she appeared at this year’s Golden Globe Awards wearing one red and one green shoe, but said she feels the fashion industry has become too serious and tries to lay down too many rules. "Why not wear mismatching shoes? Who says we can’t? I was just having fun. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I get it wrong, but fashion is all about having fun," she said.

"I think fashion has been hijacked by the fashion industry creating rules on what one should wear and I feel like breaking the mould and seeing that the world won’t crumble," she added.
Helena Bonham Carter wearing one red and one green shoe
Carter also says that she admires singer Lady Gaga for her outrageous sense of style.
Helena Bonham Carter wearing one red and one green shoe
"I love the way Lady Gaga dresses. She’s like a work of art. Anybody who is inventive, different or has fun like her, I love and admire. I’m amazed that she’s able to stand up in some of those shoes she wears," she said.

Katy Perry to pose for Rolling Stones' photo shoot

Katy PerrySinger Katy Perry will reportedly go un-clothed for English rock band Rolling Stones’ new magazine shoot. The pop star will appear on the cover of the latest issue of the publication wearing a blush two-piece lingerie and a sultry look and she dons only fishnet stockings for a beach shot to be used inside the magazine. Perry admits she had to work hard to get in shape for the photoshoot and also for her upcoming world tour. "I’m on a meal plan, which absolutely sucks. But, on Sundays, I get to have a cheat day where I go buck wild and eat In-N-Out Burger," said Katy.

"I’ll work out, go to a vocal lesson, run through the entire set at rehearsals, go to dance rehearsal until 10 p.m. and then go home and sort through e-mails concerning the production. I feel like I’m training for the Olympics," she added.

Ronaldo’s girlfriend Irina Shayk shows off her curves

Irina ShaykReal Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Irina Shayk showed off her sizzling curves in a black skintight dress as she walked the red carpet for an event in New York. The 25-year-old model wore a basque-style sheer top, black stiletto Louboutin boots and incredibly tight PVC trousers for the launch of London-based designer Kinder Aggugini’s latest collection for Macy’s. The racy Russian posed on the red carpet with her friend and fellow model Hilary Rhoda (23), famed for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimwear Issue. The party was held at the Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC.

Irina and 25-year-old soccer star have been together for a year.

Salman Khan’s Being Human watches available online

Salman Khan’s Being Human watches available onlineBollywood star Salman Khan, who recently launched luxury watches named after his Being Human charitable foundation, has now inaugurated an exclusive online store to sell them. "Oh! I forgot to tell you that now Being Human watches are on sale online - http://www.beinghumanwatches.com/ ," Salman posted on Twitter. Apart from luxury watches, his foundation also churns out t-shirts which will also be soon available online.

"Ya ya for sure, Being Human T-shirts are also going to be online soon," he posted.

Cheryl Cole gets a new tattoo for fresh start

Cheryl Cole gets a new tattooSinger Cheryl Cole says her new tattoo marks a sign of "fresh start" in her life after her split from soccer player Ashley Cole. She also revealed that the inking on her lower back which is a butterfly now, took 11 hours to complete. "The tattoo is deeply personal. It took weeks to come up with the final design. It has a strong symbolic meaning and signifies a fresh start and my new independence,” said Cole.

"The sitting itself was pretty painful but I was determined to get it done in one hit. I didn’t cry once!"
Cheryl Cole gets a new tattoo
Cole, who is said to be dating dancer Derek Houghs, has a barbed wire design on her left thigh and a Polynesian tribal symbol on her hand.

Friday, January 28

Adam Dell sues Padma Lakshmi for custody of her baby

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi is steeped in a custody fight, and the ingredients are plenty complex. Venture capitalist Adam Dell sued for custody of Lakshmi’s 11-month-old daughter. He says a paternity test has shown he’s the infant’s father, but Lakshmi is sidelining him and trying to cast her current flame, financier Ted Forstmann. Dell wants custody of the baby, and he’s pointing sharply to Lakshmi’s career and globe-trotting lifestyle as a reason, saying she’s "either unable or unwilling to moderate either her social or business travel" for the child’s sake. A lawyer for Lakshmi, Jay D. Silverstein, called Dell’s claims "inaccurate and misleading," and her camp blasted the public airing of her and her daughter’s personal life. "Ms. Lakshmi’s sole interest lies in preserving the privacy and welfare of her daughter and in working out a fair and amicable agreement out of the media’s glare," said spokeswoman Christina Papadopoulos. The dispute, which has simmered for months in gossip pages, involves a perhaps unlikely trio of prominent people.

Best known for her "Top Chef" role, 40 year old, Lakshmi, is also a former model and an ex-wife of novelist Salman Rushdie.

Dell (41), is an investor who’s been involved in technology firms, and he’s the brother of computer giant Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell. Forstmann (70), is the chief executive of sports and entertainment marketing firm IMG and was a 1980s pioneer in the use of leveraged buyouts, or deals financed at least partly with debt.

Lakshmi and Dell began dating in November 2007 and remained romantically involved until she dumped him in September 2009, telling him he was "un-ambitious" and had an "un-interesting" career, his lawsuit said.

She then told him she was pregnant, and a DNA test showed Dell was the father, according to the lawsuit.

Krishna Thea Lakshmi was born Feb. 20. Dell was eager to share parenting duties, but Lakshmi has worked "to minimize, if not eliminate, Dell’s role in Krishna’s life," allowing him only limited involvement with the baby through a temporary agreement that expires next month, the lawsuit says.

Meanwhile, Lakshmi has encouraged her daughter to call Forstmann "Papa" and gave the infant a middle name that seems to be a nod to Forstmann’s full name, Theodore, Dell’s lawsuit complains.

He wants her name changed to Krishna Lakshmi Dell, and he wants custody of her, though he says he would include Lakshmi in her life.

"Dell is the parent who can be relied upon to put Krishna’s needs before his own," the lawsuit says, while Lakshmi’s "career as a television personality and her commitment to celebrity status involve a hectic, irregular schedule and requires frequent and distant travel."

Dell hopes the lawsuit will lead to "a reasonably negotiated co-parenting agreement," said one of his lawyers, William D. Zabel.

Lara Dutta to launch her designer shoe line

Lara DuttaAfter showing her acting skills, Bollywood hottie Lara Dutta is fast honing her entrepreneurial skills. After the successful launch of her fitness DVD, Lara Dutta is all set to launch her designer shoe line. A source revealed, “After the success of her fitness DVD, Lara is now preparing to launch her own range of shoes. Mahesh is very encouraging and supportive of Lara’s decisions and has been sharing his own business expertise with her. She had shown some designs and samples to him and he encouraged her to take it up on a more serious level and launch her collection.” Adds an insider, “Mahesh is impressed with Lara’s eye for detail and talent. Work is in progress on the shoe launch and Lara is working on it. Lara is planning to launch it at the end of the year.”

The source said further that Lara is taciturn about the details, “It’s still too early to talk about it, but the designer shoes will be a high-end, expensive, limited edition line. It will be all kinds of shoes - from ladies’ casual to formal wear including stilettos and sandals, and sports shoes. Lara is personally looking into the concepts and designs.”

It is believed that Lara Dutta will launch her new business venture in a tie-up with an international footwear brand, “She has been talking to a few brands for the tie-up. Mahesh Bhupathi’s company, Globosport, is marketing it on her behalf and talking to the various shoe brands. Once the shoe brand is locked, they will figure the extent of Lara’s involvement and participation in the whole project. It’s a mutual basis agreement. Lara is very excited about it. It’s always been her dream to launch a fitness DVD and shoe collection one of which has come true and the other is happening too.”

A R Rahman honored with Crystal Award at WEF

A R RahmanVery next day, he won two Academy award nominations, Indian musician A R Rahman was honoured with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum. Rahman received the award at the opening ceremony of the Forum’s annual meet, attended by 2500 global leaders from business, government, art, culture and religion. The 44 year old, Rahman, clad in an embroidered black kurta, received the award which is given annually by the WEF to outstanding artistes who use their talent for social and charitable work. While the WEF recognized Rahman for his music in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Bombay Dreams’, it took note of his work in the field of child welfare. While receiving the award, the ‘Mozart of Madras’, who has won several national and international awards, including the two Grammys and two Oscars, said that he gets "motivation" from the social work.

Jose Carreras, an opera artist from Barcelona, was also given the Crystal Award for his work for the patients of leukemia.

The award function was attended by several heads of governments, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, top CEOs, religious leaders and academicians. A strong 130-member delegation from India is attending the five-day annual WEF meet.

Heidi Klum to give online advice to women

Heidi KlumSupermodel Heidi Klum is set to become an online agony aunt - she will give women advice on fashion, beauty, parenting, love and relationships on the internet. Klum, who raises four children with husband Seal, has teamed up with website Aol.com to create original web content. The online venture is set to be launched later this year. "During my 15 years in the business, I’ve received so many questions on a variety of topics from my favourite toothbrush to juggling family and a busy work schedule. I’m bringing in the experts that have helped me over the years to help inspire you," said Klum in a statement.

"Women are looking for content that speaks to every part of their lives. Right now, advice seems so scattered online. I have created a place on AOL that’s really one-stop-shopping for women as moms, wives, workers, friends and their most creative selves," she added.

Thursday, January 27

Emma Watson - Rupert Grint: Top Earning Couple with $6.3bn

Emma WatsonAccording to a report by Forbes magazine, Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are the highest earning couple with USD6.3 billion dollars, according to Forbes. Watson and Grint played teen couple Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series and have beaten the ‘steamiest’ couple Robert Pattinson and Kristina Stewart to the top spot. The financial magazine then compiled the list based on highest box office earnings for each on-screen duo.

Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler of ‘Lord of the Rings’, who played lovers Arwen and Aragon in three Tolkien epics, reportedly earned USD3 billion for the LOTR franchise.

Keira Knightly and Orlando Bloom of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, came third. They earned USD2.7 billion at the box office.

Twilight couple, Pattinson and Stewart managed to get USD1.8 billion for the ‘Twilight’ franchise since the first film debuted to massive success in 2008.

Kate Hudson engaged to Matt Bellamy

Kate HudsonKate Hudson who is pregnant with ‘Muse’ frontman Matt Bellamy, is reportedly engaged to the rocker. The couple hosted a family party at a London hotel on after jetting from Los Angeles to celebrate the engagement. The 32-year-old rocker and the Oscar nominated actress (31), confirmed last week they were expecting a baby. "It was an intimate party. They kept their engagement secret as they wanted to celebrate with their nearest and dearest before it became public knowledge," said a source. Hudson’s mother, actress Goldie Hawn and her partner, Kurt Russell along with Bellamy’s parents were the special guests at the party.

The ‘How To Lose a Guy In Ten Days’ star already has a seven-year-old son Ryder, from a previous marriage to ‘Black Crowes’ singer Chris Robinson.

Wednesday, January 26

Oprah Winfrey responsible for boom in plus-sized lingerie

Oprah WinfreyHere is a good news for plus-sized women: You can now have fashionable and sexy innerwear- courtesy Oprah Winfrey. The talk show host’s public quest for flattering garments has pushed fashions for larger-sized women out from the back of the store and into the mainstream. In a 2005 episode of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, Winfrey ordered the women of America to get fitted for a bra - and provided a free fitting for everyone in her studio audience as well.

And thanks to the Oprah effect, hot lingerie brands like Spanx, Wacoal, Sassybax have all expanded their shape wear lines to include women who embody the national average: a size 14.

Kate Moss spends 1 million pounds on home-gym

Kate MossAs a part of her new year resolution, model Kate Moss is reportedly spending 1 million pound to install a state-of-the-art gym in her new home. The British model, who is famous for her wild partying is determined to have a healthy lifestyle in the new year and cannot wait to use the fitness centre when she moves into her 8 million pound house in Highgate, north London next month. "She’s been talking to her architect and designer about how to use the gym space and is really excited about working out in there. "Kate desperately wants balance in her life and she’s one hundred per cent up for getting fit and healthy," said a source. With a healthier approach to lifestyle influenced by close friend Sadie Frost, the 37-year-old model also aspires to sort things out with her boyfriend Jamie Hince.

"Kate said she and Jamie will work out together when it’s finally built. Kate’s been heavily influenced by Sadie Frost, who’s devoted to yoga and pilates after shunning alcohol for the past three years. Kate is in awe of her dedication. She now wants a super-toned body like Sadie’s," reveals the source.

Tuesday, January 25

Cindy Crawford reveals her beauty secrets

Meaningful Beauty by Cindy CrawfordYou might have heard about a timeless proverb- ‘old is gold’, and we find it to be justified in many instances of life. But wait a minute, I am thinking in a different way. Is that old proverb also true with respect to beauty? I guess, most of you will answer as ‘definitely not’, because almost after 40 years, we all tend to become a victim of ageing. There comes a time, when we all tend to lose the charm and freshness of our natural beauty. So, is there any way to maintain the natural beauty for long?

There are beauty experts who come with beauty products from time to time. These products are meant to enhance the natural beauty and they work to defy the ageing process of our skin. One such beauty product available worldwide is ‘Meaningful Beauty’. Based on a formulation developed by French skin care expert, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh, this beauty defends our skin from the breakdown of collagen, which happens with age.

Well, one more question to ask you. Have you ever thought about the natural and ever glowing beauty of world reknowned supermodel cum actress Cindy Crawford? She is in her forties and is looking as gorgeous as in her twenties. What is the secret behind that?

Cindy Crawford reveals her beauty secret. In her own words, “My beauty secret- Dr Sebagh. As a client, I loved the results I saw with my own skin and asked him to create Meaningful Beauty, so we all can use it at home every day.”

Meaningful Beauty calls it’s product a complete anti-ageing system. It works on 5 fundamental steps. They are- cleansing, protecting, restoring, revitalizing and purifying of the skin. Meaningful Beauty kit includes skin softening cleanser, antioxidant day crème, anti-ageing night crème, lifting eye crème, firming chest and neck crème. Apart from that, as a bonus you get deep cleansing masque, travel size glowing serum and wrinkle smoothing capsules.

So, these are the secrets behind Cindy Crawford’s ever dazzling beauty. With the help of Meaningful Beauty, you too may look ever gorgeous as Cindy, without any age barrier, even after an age of 40.

Oprah Winfrey lifting documentary movies

Oprah WinfreyMedia mogul Oprah Winfrey vowed to bring documentary movies into homes across the United States on her new OWN television network in an effort she likened to her hugely successful book club. At a launch party at the Sundance Film Festival, which has long championed documentary movies, Winfrey told a delighted crowd that outspoken celebrity Rosie O’Donnell will be OWN’s "curator" of non-fiction films. O’Donnell will host specials in which the films’ makers and subjects are featured when the OWN Documentary Film Club launches this spring. "It is my intention to do for documentaries what we have been able to do for books," Winfrey said. "My goal, my dream, my intention is to bring documentaries into the mainstream, to have them stimulate new ways of thinking." Non-fiction films have long been the stepchildren to their far more popular siblings, narrative feature films, and it is rare when a documentary gets the necessary marketing and promotion to bring in big bucks at box offices.

Only 12 have broken the $10 million mark in movie theaters. Last year’s highly-praised educational documentary "Waiting for Superman," which premiered at Sundance, has taken in only $6.7 million.

Most documentaries end up airing on TV, but outlets that air them in that medium are limited to only a few - most prominently subscriber-based cable TV network HBO.

In her book club, launched on her daytime talk program "The Oprah Winfrey Show" during the mid-1990s, Winfrey would pick a title, audiences would read it, and then she would host shows to discuss the books with authors and experts.

The effort, which generated a few controversies among its selections, nevertheless kept her millions of fans tuned-in and made many of the chosen titles instant bestsellers.

Monday, January 24

Liz Hurley and Shane Warne caught smooching

Liz Hurley - Shane WarneKing Spinner Shane Warne and glamorous actress Elizabeth Hurley were snapped in a passionate embrace in Los Angeles last weekend. The rendezvous show that the couple were very much back on despite Warne’s texting habits had derailed their affair. They were snapped smooching in a car in Santa Monica after rekindling their love by flying to Tinseltown from Melbourne and London. The former cricketer, who flew to LA on January 15 morning, and Hurley made the most of their few days together in the US and were seen out and about in a Range Rover. Warne (41), and Hurley (45), spent their weekend at Santa Monica’s five-star Casa Del Mar hotel.

“They were behaving like a couple of love struck teenagers. Liz was tickling Shane’s chin, playing with her hair and frequently re-applying her lip gloss. Shane couldn’t keep his eyes off her,” said a guest.

Hurley, meanwhile, took to Twitter to tell her followers how good her week-end was.

“I’ve been here on business - some of it monkey. A great week-end. Best in a long, long time,” she wrote.

Christina Hendricks stores £533,000 bracelet in her cleavage

Christina Hendricks‘Mad Men’ star Christina Hendricks panicked at the Golden Globes after she dropped a 533,000-pound diamond bracelet- on loan to her from makers Chopard for the event. The 24-carat diamond piece of jewellery somehow slipped from her wrist at the start of the glittering Hollywood awards ceremony. The actress rushed from her table and, crouching as low as her figure-hugging red gown would allow, began frantically searching on the red carpet she had sashayed down barely a minute earlier for the bracelet. “It was one of the most heart-pounding, panic-filled moments of my life. I was asking ushers, officials, even press photographers if they had seen it or could help me look,” said Christina.

After a few moments “that felt like minutes,” an event worker found the bracelet. “I almost wept with relief,” Hendricks added. Her troubles didn’t end there. Taking her place once more in the auditorium Christina found she could no longer fasten the bracelet. So she tried stuffing it down her cleavage but her dress was just too tight for it. “It would have looked like a ghastly lump if a TV camera had panned to me,” the actress said.

And as she attempted to leave the auditorium to give her publicist the piece, two security guards stopped her. “I begged and pleaded with them. My face was as red as my dress and I was in a state of utter desperation, I could feel my heart pounding and I could see my publicist standing on the other side of the door,” she said.

Her anxiety melted the guards’ hearts, and the exit was opened just wide enough for Hendricks to hand the item to her aide. “It’s a good job that it was only the bracelet,” she sighed in relief after the awards.

Emma Bunton pregnant 2nd time, looking for marriage

Emma BuntonFormer Spice Girl singer Emma Bunton, who is pregnant with her second child, has announced that she is engaged to her partner of 11 years, Jade Jones and that they will tie the knot soon. "Yes, I’m engaged. We’ve got a second baby on the way and we’re getting married, so it’s all very exciting," she said. Bunton, who has a three-year-old son, Beau, with Jones had previously said she didn’t want to marry him as she was happy with their relationship.

She had said: "I’m not keen for him to propose. The thing with me and Jade is it’s been so brilliant and we are happy as we are. Of course, we have talked about marriage, but we like it the way it is. We have a child together, which is the most wonderful thing anyway. It’s such a special thing for us to have a son. We’re soul-mates."

Heidi Klum to launch a new fragrance

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum is all set to launch her new signature fragrance. The 37-year-old German beauty has signed a deal with global beauty company Coty Inc to develop and market the new scent titled ‘Heidi Klum Shine’. "Working for a long time on developing a signature scent and watching it finally come to life is so exciting. I never thought my nose would recover from sniffing so many scent combinations but it is all worth it. "I want my fragrance to be truly special and head-turning so that people ask the woman who’s wearing it ‘What are you wearing? You smell delicious!" said Klum in a press statement. The mother of four has designed an active wear collection already and hosted three TV shows.

"Heidi is an international powerhouse and role model and her fragrance wil bring her even closer to her adoring fans around the world," said Bernd Beetz, Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc.

‘Heidi Klum Shine’ is expected to launch in fall 2011. Distributed worldwide, the fragrance will be managed by the company’s Coty Beauty division.

Cheryl Cole looking for babies outside wedlock

Cheryl ColeDespite wanting to start a family, Cheryl Cole has ruled out walking down the aisle again. The X Factor judge shocked her dancer boyfriend Derek Hough last weekend when she told him that she will never marry again. “Cheryl has told Derek point blank that she won’t marry him,” said a close pal of Derek. “They’ve been talking a lot recently about what the future holds for them. Cheryl has told Derek she loves him and wants to settle down and start a family. But she’s made it quite clear that it won’t involve a wedding,” he added. “She’s been permanently scarred by her marriage break-up with Ashley and can’t face going through another divorce,” said the friend. The revelation was the second blow for the blond hunk in as many days after Cole told him she would not move in with him when she relocates to America. “Derek has really been hit hard by Cheryl’s change of heart. He is desperate to get married and settle down,” said the friend.

“She wants to have babies – and lots of them – and has told him that he’s the man she wants to be with. But he had his hopes set on a really big wedding,” he added.

He said Hough is very traditional and grew up in a Mormon household where having children out of wedlock is absolutely not acceptable.

Sources said that they were more in love than ever after their romantic New Year getaway to South Africa. But the 27-year-old Geordie star has made it clear to Hough that he must be patient and go at her speed or their relationship will be over.

Lady Gaga to announce her engagement

Lady GagaPop star Lady Gaga may soon become engaged to her bartender boyfriend, Luc Carl. Rumors suggest that the on and off couple may be about to announce their engagement after Carl moved in to her luxury 25,000-dollar-a-month Bel Air mansion. The 24-year-old singer began dating the 29-year old barman for a second time last year, having previously had a relationship with him four years earlier before she found fame after meeting the failed rock drummer in a New York bar. The loved-up pair dated for a couple of years before splitting up just before Gaga went global with her first album in 2008.

But after getting back together, the loved-up pair is taking things more seriously this time around.

"She and Luc are in no rush to name a wedding date. She doesn’t even have a proper ring because he couldn’t afford one," said a source.

Oprah Winfrey’s shows in Australia creating buzz

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey’s shows in Australia have finally aired in the US, but travel agents are waiting to see if they have an impact on tourism numbers. Winfrey’s ‘Ultimate Australian Adventure’ specials, made with 5 million dollars of Australian taxpayers’ money, have created enormous buzz in its 4pm timeslots in the US last week. And though Tourism Australia is keen to claim its investment is already yielding rewards, US-based travel agents said the excitement has so far not transformed into concrete bookings. The shows were aimed at bringing a rush of American tourists Down Under to save the floundering industry. “The Oprah shows are creating big publicity, but they will not close the deal,” said Andrew Haffenden of US-based agency Australian Natural Adventures. “What Tourism Australia and agents need to start doing now is make this a call to action - this is an opportunity to put Australia up front again,” he added.

“I know my bookings have gone up, but I’m not sure if it’s because of Oprah or not,” said southern California agent Linda Kahn-Ferrell of Robinson Travel Service, who specialises in selling Australian holidays. “I’m figuring we might not get more calls until next week and people start checking on websites and really making plans,” she added.

US-based tourism operators reported hundreds more visits to their websites during the airing of the specials, while traffic had nearly doubled to Tourism Australia’s own website Australia.com, said Tourism Australia’s marketing general manager Nick Baker. Baker added that many Americans had called local agents ready to book tickets with no questions asked.

Sunday, January 23

Kareena replaces Priyanka in an International ad

Kareena KapoorBollywood diva Kareena Kapoor has snatched a plump offer from Priyanka Chopra to become the ambassador of a global brand. It’s reported that Bebo replaced Piggy Chops to feature in an international ad. Interestingly, Kareena, who is quite popular among the ‘international brand circuit’, has finally got the third international commercial. "Initially the brand wanted Priyanka as their ambassador. But after conducting a survey, they chose Kareena. The research showed that she is well known in the international brand circuit," said a source. "She endorses 14 brands and is way ahead of the others. The brand was also looking for iconic, aspirational and youth centric elements that are signature Kareena. She is a global face today”, the source added.

Currently Kareena is busy with her films and endorsements. The source said further, "She is busy shooting for Atul Agnihotri’s ‘Bodyguard’ with Salman Khan in Pune. A special team of technicians including make-up, hair and photographer are coming from London to shoot the ad with her. She shoots for her ads at night and the day is kept for the film’s shooting."

Naomi Campbell does lingerie ad for beau’s luxury apartments

Naomi CampbellSupermodel Naomi Campbell has posed in a lingerie for a new advert for her billionaire boyfriend’s new luxury apartments in Moscow. The 40-year-old has been dating property tycoon Vladimir Doronin for nearly three years since meeting him at the Cannes Film Festival. She can be seen lying in bed, swimming in a pool and working out in a gym in a TV ad for his swanky apartment complex The Legend Of Tsvetnoy. As the Russian TV and Internet ad ends a pouting Campbell coos: “I listen to your heart, Moscow. Now you know where I stay.”

Vladimir has been separated from his wife Ekaterina for 10 years.

John Lennon's letters sold for 500,000 dollars

John LennonLegendary Beatle John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono has handed over his letters to a British book company. It is reported that the letters were sold for over $500,000. Publishers at Orion Books in London now own the intellectual property rights to the letters and they plan to release the letters in 2012.

"For the most part they have never been seen before. They are full of wonderful drawings. They are funny, sad and very human letters," said Alan Samson of Orion Books.

Saturday, January 22

Amy Adams flashes her assets

Amy AdamsHollywood beauty Amy Adams accidentally flashed her derriere to the assembled crowd while shooting a dance sequence for the musical 'The Muppets'. The 36-year-old actress was filming with co-star, Jason Segel who hitched up her skirt while performing a complex routine. The embarrassed star re-arranged her clothing to preserve her modesty but laughed off the incident. They also filmed close-up scenes alongside several of the famous puppets including Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog. The new Muppets film, directed by James Bobin and Jason, is the seventh film featuring the Muppets cast. The storyline follows Kermit and his pals as they attempt to save their old theatre from demolition.

Although Adams and Segel play the lead human roles, the film has an all-star supporting cast that includes Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis, Rashida Jones, Jack Black, John Krasinski, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry and Billy Crystal.

Blackjack Download software for slots

Online games over the internet are very popular these days. Millions of people all over the world are playing online games everyday. And a large proportion of the interested people is not playing the games for their entertainment. In stead, they are indulging in these online games with a specific purpose. That purpose is to win and earn some decent money. Then there are thousands of sites over the internet offering casino games, Internet Slots, online poker and other forms of online games. And they are well populated with the info about the games.

In such scenario, a very basic question that comes to an online game lovers mind is, ‘Where to get genuine and authentic info about the games?’, knowing that there are more and more in-genuine and un-authentic info about the online games than the genuine ones.

Recently I came across few of the sites which are solely meant for the purpose helping online game players. For casino lovers, there is internet slots, which brings detailed information about the top and popular slots played worldwide. These slots include rome casino slots, rushmore casino slots, English harbour casino, rich casino, slots oasis, cherry red, lucky red, royal ace, palace of chance etc. All these are said to be genuine casinos and have long years of trustworthy history. Few sites are also there which offer free Blackjack Download software for the players. Online game lovers can also find some useful information at Poker Flash. Here an online game lover comes to know about the history, uprising, ups and downs, bonuses available and the alliances of poker games. It’s a good place to know and learn about the game.

Apart from these, one can always google the web to avail more info.

Friday, January 21

Megan Fox poses for Giorgio Armani ad

Megan Fox poses for Giorgio Armani adMegan Fox has stripped off for a brand new advertisement for Giorgio Armani jeans and underwear. The 24-year-old actress has posed provocatively, reclining on a battered leather couch and showing off her curvy figure in a black lacy two-piece. In another sizzling pic, the star shows off the tattoos on her bare back as she poses in just a pair of Armani jeans. The tattoo on her shoulder, from Shakespeare’s King Lear reads, "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies." And another tattoo on her ribs reads, "Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music."

The shoot is a part of the spring 2011 campaign and will be appearing on billboards from February.

Halle Berry to be honoured at Guild Awards

Halle Berry to be honoured at Guild AwardsOscar-winning actress Halle Berry is to be honoured at the annual costume designers Guild Awards next month. She will receive the newly titled Lacoste spotlight award at the stylish event at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb 22. The star-studded ceremony which pays tribute to the best in film, television and commercial costume design will be hosted by "Sex and the City 2" star Kristin Davis, who is bound to woo the audience with her choice of stylish dresses. Costume designer Julie Weiss will be honoured with the disaronno career achievement in film and television award, which will be presented to her by screen legend Robert Duvall, while Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore will introduce Julie with a video montage highlighting her expansive career.

Other notable honorees include director Joel Schumacher, who will be presented with the distinguished collaborator award, and the late costume designer Michael Denniso, who will be inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame.

Jodie Sweetin engaged to Morty Coyle

Jodie SweetinFormer child star Jodie Sweetin who played the precocious Stephanie Tanner in cult 80’s sit com ‘Full House’ has got engaged to her partner Morty Coyle. The actress was presented with an engagement ring by Coyle at her 29th birthday party. Coyle proposed to her in front a room full of guests at the Kibitz Room in Los Angeles. The couple have a five-month-old daughter together, Beatrix, who was also present at the bash for the big announcement. "It was a complete surprise. We are just thrilled and I am in shock still," said Sweetin. Coyle presented her a oval sapphire, surrounded by 18 diamonds in a snowflake shape to the actress.

Sweetin, who also has a two-year-old daughter Zoie with ex-husband Cody Herpin, says she and Coyle are in no rush to set a date.

Gwyneth Paltrow finds married life hard

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow has admitted that she finds married life hard. The ‘Iron Man’ beauty has been married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin since 2003 and they are parents to two children, Apple (6), and Moses (4). "Marriage is way more complicated than just who gets to control the remote. But hopefully we keep heading in the same direction and getting through the obstacles,” said Paltrow.

"Marriage is hard. Chris and I have had our ups and downs, big time,” said added.

Longoria to throw baby shower for pregnant Victoria

Eva LongoriaEva Longoria and Kate Beckinsale are apparently organizing a swish baby shower for pal Victoria Beckham. They have teamed-up to throw a lavish bash for Victoria –who is currently expecting her fourth child with soccer star husband David Beckham. It will also be a farewell party for the fashion designer and her children, who are heading to England to be with David while he is training there. “Eva Longoria and Kate Beckinsale are organising a little get together so they can congratulate Victoria, but also say goodbye,” said a source. “They’re really sad that there’s a chance she’s going to be away from Los Angeles for so long. But there’s happy news too, with the pregnancy. “They’re planning on getting all their mutual friends together for tea and cakes at Eva’s.”

Eva has promised to spare no expense for the party, which will be held at her Los Angeles mansion, and is even having her friend’s favourite treats flown in from Europe.

“She’s planning to lay on cupcakes and Laduree macaroons, which she’s getting flown over from France because she knows Victoria’s absolutely loves them,” the source added.

M F Husain’s paintings withdrawn from India Art Summit

M F HusainM F Husain has run into a controversy, once again. The artist’s paintings were withdrawn from the ongoing India Art Summit after the gallery owner received aggressive messages by certain saffron groups. The groups have opposed the facilitation of the painter’s art as his paintings had offended their religious sentiments earlier. The group made loud protests and threatened the organizers to not put his paintings on display. Husain’s paintings were to be put on display for the public almost after three years. His works did not find a place in the last couple of years because the organisers could not guarantee him protection.

The Director of the Delhi Art Gallery, Ashish Anand, said, "There is a lot of police protection and I think we have around 200 policemen at the India Art Summit. But the organisers feel that the vandals may come in and there could be a stampede because we have received around 20 odd emails from various groups from Bombay and Pune. So has the India Art Summit."

JPSC PT Exam Postponed, Re-Scheduled on Feb 13

Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) has postponed it’s PT Exam. The 4th JPSC PT Exam was earlier scheduled on 23rd January 2011.

A large proportion of the candidates couldn’t get their admit cards on proper time. Although, there the admit cards were available on the internet, more and more incidents were reported about the failure of successful downloading of the admit cards.

Unsuccessful downloading of admit cards were reported from all from the territory. Noticing such problems faced by the candidates, JPSC has postponed the PT Exam to a later date.

Now, it has been re-scheduled on 22nd February 2011.

For more details, you may visit the JPSC homepage.

Thursday, January 20

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s mansion on sale for $28 million

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor and her husband are selling their Los Angeles mansion for an asking price of $28 million, putting on the market a home once lived in by Elvis Presley. The hillside house in the exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air was built for the late aviator and industrialist Howard Hughes, said John Blanchette, a publicist for Gabor. Presley lived in the house - which has 26 rooms and a pool - decades ago when he was acting in movies filmed in Los Angeles, Blanchette said. It is built into a hillside and overlooks the city. The 93 year old, Gabor, the star of 1950s films "Moulin Rouge" and "Lili," had her leg amputated because of a gangrene infection after hip replacement surgery in July. She is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital where doctors have said they are "guardedly optimistic" about her prospects. "We only use two rooms, all the other rooms are locked up. It doesn’t make sense for two people to live in such a big place," said her ninth husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt. The couple plans to move to a luxury condominium, he said.

Gabor bought the mansion from Elvis’ estate in the 1970s, sometime after his death, for $600,000, von Anhalt said. The actress got an offer of $18 million for the place 10 years ago, he said.

Married nine times, Gabor once said: "I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house."

Sarah Burton launches 2nd McQueen collection

Sarah Burton launches 2nd McQueen collectionFashion designer Sarah Burton unveiled her second menswear collection for Alexander McQueen at Milan’s Menswear Fashion Week. The designer, who was named as the label’s creative director last year following the tragic suicide of its founder Alexander McQueen, built on her debut range with oversized coats and capes which played on texture, with leather and fur enlivening the classic wool shapes. Red, cream, mustard and black shades dominated proceedings. Other fashion houses who showcased their collection, included Gucci, who stuck to what they know best - suave Italian dressing, in shades of grey, while Versace’s collection was dominated by black, leather belts and patterned knits.

While Gucci and Versace stuck to grey and black, D&G brightened up proceedings with colourful gilets and Mickey Mouse print emblazoned skinny jeans.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Archive

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner