Special Weekly News 11/10/2012: President Obama’s Reelection and more…

4 more years! President Obama wins re-election with help from minority voters!!!

Proud: President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with his family in Chicago. Obama said his daughters are ¿two smart beautiful young women, just like their mother¿After a grueling and tedious campaign, President Obama’s second term in the White House was largely secured by record numbers of votes from ethnic minorities, while his popularity among whites plummeted, exit polls have revealed.

Hispanics, the fastest-growing demographic in the United States, accounted for ten per cent of all voters in the election, an increase on last year’s record of nine per cent, the polls suggested.

Of these, 71 per cent voted for Obama, up from 67 per cent in 2008. In a sign Republicans are failing to win over this increasingly influential group, Romney won just 27 per cent.

A record number of Asian voters – three per cent of the electorate – also turned out, with nearly three-quarters backing Obama. He also won a staggering 93 per cent of African-American votes.

Yet while his popularity among ethnic minorities swelled, he received just 39 per cent of the white votes, down by four per cent on the last election, a drop his campaign had anticipated.

Romney secured 59 per cent of the white vote – the largest majority achieved by any presidential candidate in U.S. history who then failed to win.

With Hispanics numbering 53 million in the U.S. – about 17 per cent of the population – the results show just how key their votes are to elections, and how Republicans are failing to win them over.

‘Our party needs to realise that it’s too old and too white and too male and it needs to figure out how to catch up with the demographics of the country before it’s too late,’ said Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union and a longtime GOP leader.

‘Our party needs a lot of work to do if we expect to be competitive in the near future.’

Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican in Florida and possible 2016 presidential candidate, added: ‘The conservative movement should have particular appeal to people in minority and immigrant communities who are trying to make it, and Republicans need to work harder than ever to communicate our beliefs to them.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Celebration: President Obama, pictured with his wife and daughters at an election night party, received the majority of votes from Hispanic, African-American and Asian voters while his support from whites wanedCelebration: President Barack Obama, pictured with his wife and daughters at an election night party, received the majority of votes from Hispanic, African-American and Asian voters while his support from whites wanedBreak down: Exit poll results show how ethnic minorities largely voted for Obama, compared to whites voting for Romney. It also shows that Hispanic and Asian votes were at record highsBreak down: Exit poll results show how ethnic minorities largely voted for Obama, compared to whites voting for Romney. It also shows that Hispanic and Asian votes were at record highsSupport: Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He won 71 per cent of the Latino voteSupport: Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He won 71 per cent of the Latino voteFans: Families wait for Obama’s motorcade to pass through the south side of Chicago on WednesdayFans: Families wait for Obama's motorcade to pass through the south side of Chicago on WednesdaySpeaking out: Voters in Phoenix rally to promote the Latino vote and encourage people to back Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Paul Penzone on TuesdaySpeaking out: Voters in Phoenix rally to promote the Latino vote and encourage people to back Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Paul Penzone on TuesdayKey votes: Republicans admitted they need to work harder to achieve the support of Hispanic communitiesKey votes: Republicans have admitted they need to work harder to achieve the support of LatinosSupport: Asian Americans vote at a Denny’s Restaurant in Temple City, Los Angeles, CaliforniaSupport: Asian Americans vote at a Denny's Restaurant in Temple City, Los Angeles, CaliforniaMultilingual: Three per cent of voters were Asian – a new high. Nearly three-quarters voted for ObamaMultilingual: Three per cent of voters were Asian - a new high. Nearly three-quarters voted for ObamaHolding on: College students wait to vote in Norfolk, Virginia on Tuesday. Obama retained his 2008 level of support among African Americans and was also preferred by younger votersHolding on: College students wait to vote in Norfolk, Virginia on Tuesday. Obama retained his 2008 level of support among African Americans and was also preferred by younger votersMoving forward: President Obama gives his election night victory speech in Chicago on Tuesday nightMoving forward: President Obama gives his election night victory speech in Chicago on Tuesday nightFour more years: The Obamas wave to the crowd after the victory was called at 11.15pm on TuesdayFour more years: The Obamas wave to the crowd after the victory was called at 11.15pm on TuesdayThe Obamas and Bidens celebrate on stageGracious: Romney gave a rousing and supportive concession speech in Boston after losing the electionGracious: Romney gave a rousing and supportive concession speech in Boston after losing the electionThankful: Romney waves with his wife Ann with vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and his wife JannaThankful: Romney waves with his wife Ann with vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and his wife Janna

President Obama‘s 2012 victory speech…

Barack Obama announced that the ‘best is yet to come’ during a moving acceptance speech as the news came that he had been re-elected as President of the United States.

He vowed to return to the White House ‘more determined and inspired than ever’, saying he had ‘listened and learned’ during his campaign. As the re-elected President thanked his family for their support, Mitt Romney did the same in his concession speech.

Congratulating Obama on his win, Romney said the Republican Party’s ‘principles would endure’ the defeat and asked his supporters to join him and his wife Ann in praying for Obama and the U.S.

Read President Obama’s speech below:

Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,’ The newly re-elected President said.

‘It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.

Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way, we have to fix that. Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.

I just spoke with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign. We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight.

In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, Joe Biden.

And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation’s first lady.

Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you’re growing up to become two strong, smart beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog’s probably enough.

To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics – the best. The best ever. Some of you were new this time around, and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning.

But all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together and you will have the life-long appreciation of a grateful president. Thank you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley.

You lifted me up the whole way and I will always be grateful for everything that you’ve done and all the incredible work that you put in.

I know that political campaigns can sometimes seem small, even silly. And that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics that tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests.

But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym, or saw folks working late in a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you’ll discover something else.

You’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who’s working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity.

You’ll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who’s going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift.

You’ll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse whose working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country ever has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home.

That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why elections matter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.

That won’t change after tonight, and it shouldn’t. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. We can never forget that as we speak people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter, the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.

But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers. A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.

We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. We want to pass on a country that’s safe and respected and admired around the world, a nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this – this world has ever known.

But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war, to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being. We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag.

To the young boy on the south side of Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner. To the furniture worker’s child in North Carolina who wants to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an entrepreneur, a diplomat or even a president – that’s the future we hope for. That’s the vision we share. That’s where we need to go – forward. That’s where we need to go.

Now, we will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. As it has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always a smooth path.

By itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won’t end all the gridlock or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this country forward. But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over.

And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you’ve made me a better president. And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.

Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. Reducing our deficit. Reforming our tax code. Fixing our immigration system. Freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We’ve got more work to do.

But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.

This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history, but that’s not what makes us strong. Our university, our culture are all the envy of the world, but that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores. What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth.

The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.

I am hopeful tonight because I’ve seen the spirit at work in America. I’ve seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.

I’ve seen it in the soldiers who reenlist after losing a limb and in those SEALs who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew there was a buddy behind them watching their back.

I’ve seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York, where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.

And I saw just the other day, in Mentor, Ohio, where a father told the story of his 8-year-old daughter, whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for health care reform passing just a few months before the insurance company was about to stop paying for her care.

I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father, but meet this incredible daughter of his. And when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father’s story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes, because we knew that little girl could be our own.

And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That’s who we are. That’s the country I’m so proud to lead as your president.

And tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future.

I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.

America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.

I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.

And together with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.

Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.’ - President Barack Obama

‘This election is over, but our principles endure': Mitt Romney thanks family and campaigners for support in concession speech

‘Thank you.

I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters.

This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.

I want to thank Paul Ryan for all that he has done for our campaign and for our country. Besides my wife, Ann, Paul is the best choice I’ve ever made. And I trust that his intellect and his hard work and his commitment to principle will continue to contribute to the good of our nation.

I also want to thank Ann, the love of my life. She would have been a wonderful first lady. She’s – she has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she has touched with her compassion and her care.

I thank my sons for their tireless work on behalf of the campaign, and thank their wives and children for taking up the slack as their husbands and dads have spent so many weeks away from home.

I want to thank Matt Rhoades and the dedicated campaign team he led. They have made an extraordinary effort not just for me, but also for the country that we love.

And to you here tonight, and to the team across the country – the volunteers, the fundraisers, the donors, the surrogates – I don’t believe that there’s ever been an effort in our party that can compare with what you have done over these past years. Thank you so very much.

Thanks for all the hours of work, for the calls, for the speeches and appearances, for the resources and for the prayers. You gave deeply from yourselves and performed magnificently. And you inspired us and you humbled us. You’ve been the very best we could have imagined.

The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work. And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.

We look to our teachers and professors, we count on you not just to teach, but to inspire our children with a passion for learning and discovery. We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family. We look to our parents, for in the final analysis everything depends on the success of our homes. We look to job creators of all kinds. We’re counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward. And we look to Democrats and Republicans in government at all levels to put the people before the politics.

I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because I’m concerned about America. This election is over, but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness.

Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign.

I so wish – I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. And so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.

Thank you, and God bless America. You guys are the best. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thanks, guys.’ - Former Governor Mitt Romney

Watch President Obama’s victory speech on video below:

Winner: President Barack Obama delivered a rousing speech after it became clear he was the winning candidate in the U.S. presidential electionsWinner: President Barack Obama delivered a rousing speech after it became clear he was the winning candidate in the U.S. presidential electionsThank you: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle entered the stage in Chicago to deafening cheers and applaudsThank you: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle entered the stage in Chicago to deafening cheers and applaudsPromising improvement: Hitting a more serious note, Obama told American citizens that whether they had voted for him or not he had ‘listened and learned’Promising improvement: Hitting a more serious note, Obama told American citizens that whther they had voted for him or not he had 'listened and learned' United: President Obama thanked his wife Michelle and his ‘smart and beautiful’ daughters Sasha and Malia in his acceptance speech early this morningUnited: President Obama thanked his wife Michelle and his 'smart and beautiful' daughters Sasha and Malia in his acceptance speech early this morningLooking forward: The President predicted a bright future fort the U.S. during his second term in office saying ‘the best is yet to come’Looking forward: The President predicted a bright future fort the U.S. during his second term in office saying 'the best is yet to come'Thank you: Mitt Romney praised his running mate Paul Ryan and thanked his family and campaigners for their supportThank you: Mitt Romney praised his running mate Paul Ryan and thanked his family and campaigners for their supportLeaving: Mitt Romney and his wife Ann walk off stage after Romney’s humble concession speech where he wished President Obama all the bestLeaving: Mitt Romney and his wife Ann walk off stage after Romney's humble concession speech where he wished President Obama all the best

President Obama‘s victory cements historic accomplishment!

Moving forward: President Obama gives his election night victory speech in Chicago on Tuesday nightIn 2008, President Obama ensured his place in the annals of American history as the first black president.

But by winning re-election, Obama cements that achievement. The nation’s decision to embrace a non-white male chief executive is now no longer an aberration, a victory in a year (2008) in which arguably everything went right for Obama and wrong for the Republicans.

Now, Obama has won the majority of American votes despite an intense, organized opposition to his leadership, historically high unemployment during his tenure, hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign ads criticizing him, and a set of policies that sharply divided the two political parties.

In 2008, Americans elected the idea of Obama and a black president. In 2012, they powerfully affirmed that decision. If Obama had lost, his defeat would have been more about the sagging economy than race, as some voters who backed him in 2008 opted against doing so this year.

But a loss by Obama would have highlighted the racial division that still exists in America (almost 60 percent of whites backed Mitt Romney, while fewer than 10 percent of blacks did), and the president’s reelection will strengthen the voices of those who say America is growing more accepting of its increasing diversity. Visit TheGrio to continue reading…

President Obama: ‘Thank you! I’m really proud of you all!’

Emotional: The talk showed the tender side of the typically-stoic President

An emotional President Obama cries during ‘thank you’ speech

President Barack Obama got so emotional while thanking his campaign staffers in their Chicago headquarters that he began crying. The normally stoic Democrat had to repeatedly wipe away tears during the five-and-a-half minute talk that was caught on video and posted to YouTube.

‘I’m really proud of all of you,’ he said.

At one point, his baritone voice went another octave deeper as he got choked up while talking about the parallels between his own story and that of his young campaign operatives.

‘I try to picture myself when i was your age, and I first moved to Chicago at the age of 25, and I had this vague inkling about making a difference I didn’t really know how to do it I didn’t have a structure,’ he said.

‘When I come here and I look at all of you what comes to mind is not that you guys actually remind me of myself its the fact that you are so much better than I was in so many ways- you’re smarter, you’re better organized, you’re more effective. ‘I’m absolutely confident that all of you are going to do just amazing things in your lives. You’re just going to do great things.

‘Your journey is just beginning, you’re just starting and whatever good we do over the next four years will pale in comparison to what you guys end up accomplishing for years and years to come. That’s been my source of hope.’

While the President is known for his soaring oratory skills, which were out in full force on Election Night when he gave his acceptance speech to a crowded convention hall, this talk to his close aides and many recent college graduates was much more personal. Visit DailyMail to continue reading President Obama’s ‘thank you’ speech. Also watch the YouTube video below…

Happy tears: President Obama began crying while thanking his campaign staffers in Chicago the day after the electionHappy tears: President Obama began crying while thanking his campaign staffers in Chicago the day after the electionStreaming: Tears can be seen coming down both cheeksStreaming: Tears can be seen coming down both cheeksTake a moment: Obama got choked up talking about the great things his staffers would go on to doTake a moment: Obama got choked up talking about the great things his staffers would go on to doClose: He stood in front of a lone microphone facing a room packed with staffers, with chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and campaign manager Jim Messina standing a few feet awayClose: He stood in front of a lone microphone facing a room packed with staffers, with chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and campaign manager Jim Messina standing a few feet awayMinutes before: Obama is seen smiling as he hugs Jim Messina shortly before making his remarksMinutes before: Obama is seen smiling as he hugs Jim Messina shortly before making his remarksObama said that he picked Iowa as the place for the final rally because it was where the campaign beganObama said that he picked Iowa as the place for the final rally because it was where the campaign began

Obama‘s star-studded victory party included Stevie Wonder, Ashley Judd and Will.i.Am as he thanked supporters on Twitter…

Barack Obama headed to his Election party on the night of the election as America returned him to the White House for a second term as President.

Obama tweeted a picture of himself hugging First Lady Michelle 38 minutes ago, with the words: ‘Four more years.’

He also thanked his supporters on Twitter ago, saying: ‘We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned.’ It came a few minutes after TV networks projected that Obama would be re-elected as President.

Earlier on Tuesday night, he had dinner with his family at home in Chicago. The President’s daughters 14-year-old Malia and Sasha, 11, flew to Chicago with their grandmother Marian Robinson after school this afternoon. The girls were joining Barack and Michelle at their South Side home along with extended family.

A glamorous Election Night event was underway at the city’s McCormick Place convention center where the President was expected to speak. On the guest list was Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, Ashley Judd, Melanie Griffith and Will.i.Am.

The President’s sister Maya and the First Lady’s brother Craig along with a number of nieces and nephews were invited to dinner with the Obamas at their $2million townhouse in Chicago.

Obama said that he had two speeches prepared for this evening. He told Fox31 on Tuesday: ‘You always have two speeches prepared because you can’t take anything for granted.

‘It is an extraordinary privilege to serve the people, whatever the office. I have served as a state senator, a U.S. senator and now as the president. And each and every time I’ve been reminded that it is the people where power ultimately resides; and I’m their representative, I’m their servant.’

However Romney told reporters that he had prepared only a single victory speech – of around 1,118 words.

Earlier in the day, Obama indulged his superstitions by engaging in a traditional Election Day basketball game with friends as the presidential race was finally in the hands of voters.

Obama played – and won – on the court today after he gave final words of encouragement to campaign volunteers in Chicago. He also voiced optimism about his chances and congratulated rival Mitt Romney on a ‘spirited campaign’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

On the brink: Obama headquarters in Chicago was brimming over with excitement as they President appeared to be on the verge of being re-electedNearing the finish line: Obama supporters at his election party in Chicago raise their arms as predictions put the President in the lead over Republican candidate Mitt RomneyJubilation: Obama supporters wave their American flags wildly as the President is returned for a second termNow it’s down to the voters: President Obama is embraced by a volunteer as he visits a Chicago campaign office on the morning of the 2012 electionAnticipation: Obama supporters cheer early returns from Ohio during the Election Night viewing party at McCormick Place in Chicago, IllinoisPensive: Supporters watch the election results on a big screen TV at the election night party for Obama in ChicagoThe world awaits: Hundreds of TV cameras line up in front of the podium where Obama will speak at the McCormick Place convention centerHope: Obama headquarters at 8pm in Chicago this evening as supporters began to gather ahead of the election resultsGet the party started: Workers put the final details in place for Obama’s election night event at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on November 6Time to celebrate? A large picture of Michelle Obama on the stage at the Chicago convention center as crowds gatherGetting along famously: Stevie Wonder, pictured with Obama at the White House in 2009, was on the guest list for his Election Night party in Chicago tonightA-list support: Ashley Judd, pictured on the campaign trail, was also heading for Obama’s Chicago party tonight as the President was on the brink of being re-electedCelebrity backing: Obama with Election Party guest Mary J Blige at a Washington Christmas concert in 2009All smiles: Obama said he was confident when he visited a campaign office in Chicago today and congratulated Romney on a ‘hard-fought campaign’

Obama's support team: Josh Hartnett, Justin Long standing by President Barack Obama during his Election-Night rally at the McCormick Place Convention Center in ChicagoWill.I. AmCelebrity interviews: will.i.am is interviewed by NBC news at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois

Having a good time: Actor Justin Long (right) was pictured with Vice-President Joe Biden (left) in ChicagoStar Jones and Vivica A. FoxBig fans: TV personality Star Jones (right) and actress Vivica A. Fox (left) posted a Twitter photo of themselves at President Obama's victory rallyOlivia MunnDance time: Actress Olivia Munn poses with a man in this photo in front of NBC coverage of the election, which was captioned: 'spinning and dancing with the first fam and @oliviamunn! Obama-Rama 2012'

Drinks all round: The Presidential Election Night party hosted by Service Employees International Union & The City Of Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium Club House

Yes we can: There was a buzzing atmosphere during the 2012 Presidential Election Night party at Dodger Stadium Club House in CaliforniaBefore President Obama’s reelection: Confident Mitt Romney headed to Boston the night of the election on his campaign plane after a final push to win over voters 

America’s First Family: Sasha and Malia make appearance on stage with President dad and FLOTUS mom!

US President Barack Obama hugs his daughters Sasha, left, and Malia, right, on election night November 2012 in Chicago

Growing up: The President’s daughters Sasha and Malia have not been seen with him during this election campaign – in stark contrast to four years ago (pictured below)

Four years ago, when Barack Obama was a presidential candidate on the verge of creating history, his young family were often seen by his side on the campaign trail.

But this time around – after four difficult years in the world’s most powerful job before a watchful media – there was a noticeable absence during Obama’s re-election campaign.

The President’s daughters Sasha, 11, and 14-year-old Malia were rarely seen with him – in stark contrast to Republican opponent Mitt Romney, who often paraded his adult sons, their wives and grandchildren at events and rallies.

Following his election night victory speech at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, Obama was joined on stage by First Lady Michelle and his two daughters.

Barack Obama embraces his daughters Sasha, centre, and Malia, right. during his election night rally in Chicago November 4, 2008

The girls, pictured 4 years ago were on stage in Chicago following their father’s victory speech

The 10,000-strong crowd at his Illinois campaign headquarters waved flags wildly and danced around as Obama hugged his delighted daughters. The pair looked proud as their father thanked their mother and also paid tribute to his girls.

Obama said they were ‘two smart, beautiful young women, just like their mother’. But if the girls were hoping that their father’s election night success would soften him up to buy another pet, he disappointed them, adding: ‘One dog is probably enough’.

The Obamas embraced Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, along with crowds of relatives and supporters, as Bruce Springsteen’s anthem We Take Care Of Our Own blared over the speakers.

Both Sasha and Malia have clearly grown from the young, shy girls of four years ago. After four years in the White House, with their dad as President, their lives are no doubt unrecognizable from how they lived before. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Delighted: Sasha, second left, and Malia, right, looked thrilled on stage last night with their mother Michelle and victorious fatherDelighted: Sasha, second left, and Malia, right, looked thrilled on stage last night with their mother Michelle and victorious fatherChange: The President’s daughters have not only grown up from four years ago but also look more confident and self-assured in the limelightChange: The President's daughters have not only grown up from four years ago but also look more confident and self-assured in the limelightSuccess: Obama is applauded by his proud family after his victorySuccess: Obama is applauded by his proud family after his victory Proud: President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with his family in Chicago. Obama said his daughters are ‘two smart beautiful young women, just like their mother’Proud: President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with his family in Chicago. Obama said his daughters are ¿two smart beautiful young women, just like their mother¿Beaming: Barack Obama puts his arm around Malia as he waves to supporters during his election night victory speechWarning: If the girls were hoping that their father's election night success would soften him up to buy another pet, he disappointed them by saying: ¿one dog is probably enough¿Beaming: Barack Obama puts his arm around Malia as he waves to supporters during his election night victory speechBeaming: Barack Obama puts his arm around Malia as he waves to supporters during his election night victory speechPleased: The Obama family look on in delight as Vice President Joe Biden walks on stagePleased: The Obama family look on in delight as Vice President Joe Biden walks on stageRare appearance: The girls were last seen in public on October 28 as they attended church in Washington D.C. with their father and godmother Kaye WilsonRare appearance: The girls were last seen in public on October 28 as they attended church in Washington D.C. with their father and godmother Kaye WilsonLast outing: The girls have very much been kept out of the public eye – unlike four years ago. This was them pictured on October 28Last outing: The Obama girls were last in the public eye when they attended church with their father on October 28 in Washington D.C.Happy: Apart from the October 28 outing, the President’s daughters were last seen at the Democratic National Convention on September 6Happy: Apart from the October 28 outing, the President's daughters were last seen at the Democratic National Convention on September 6Funny: Malia, left, and Sasha, right, and First Lady Michelle listen as their father speaks at the Democratic National ConventionFunny: Malia, left, and Sasha, right, and First Lady Michelle listen as their father speaks at the Democratic National ConventionUnited: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney with his wife Ann and the rest of his family crowd onto the stage after conceding defeat. His adult children and grandchildren had often appeared at his side throughout the campaignRepublican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney with his wife Ann and the rest of his family crowd onto the stage after conceding defeat.Together: Despite Obama’s young daughters not been seen in public during the campaign, Mitt Romney was often pictured with his family. He is pictured watching his grandchildren play Jenga before the final presidential debateTogether: Despite Obama's young daughters not been seen in public during the campaign, Mitt Romney was often pictured with his family. He is pictured watching his grandchildren play Jenga before the final presidential debate Touching: Obama greets one of Mitt Romney’s grandchildren after the final presidential debateTouching: Obama greets one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren after the final presidential debateGrowing up in the public eye: One of the earliest pictures of the Obama family was taken in 2004 while he was in the running for the SenateGrowing up in the public eye: One of the earliest pictures of the Obama family in 2004 taken while he was in the running for the Senate

The Obamas head back to the White House!

Heading home: President Obama and the First Family board Air Force One on their way back to Washington, hours after he secure re-election victoryPresident Barack Obama wasted little time today as he headed back to Washington hours after celebrating his election victory in Chicago and securing a second term in the White House.

Fresh challenges lie ahead for the president as the stock market tumbled in response to his triumph at the polls over Mitt Romney and sabre-rattling from Republicans who demanded that the president make good on his promise to work with both sides of the political aisle in the next four years.

Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and their children Malia and Sasha as they departed the Windy City on Air Force One. They arrived in Washington at about 6.30pm and returned to the iconic building which has been their home for the last four years – and where they will remain for the next four.

Goodbye Chicago: President Obama and the first lady paused outside Air Force One to wave before heading back to Washington, DCLast night, he called for unity and set out an optimistic vision of America’s future this morning in a rousing acceptance speech.

He promised ‘the best is yet to come’ and said the fierce battle with Romney had made him a better president, vowing: ‘I will return to the White House more determined and inspired than ever.’

In a speech that saw a return to the soaring rhetoric he has become known for since his election in 2008, Obama said he had ‘listened and learned’ from the American people during his campaign.

With his voice going hoarse at times, he said: ‘Progress comes in fits and starts’ and the road is littered with ‘difficult compromises.’ But he said he enters the next four years with an ‘economy recovering, a decade of war ending and a long campaign is over.’

He paid tribute to his opponent and hopes they can ‘work together in the coming weeks.’ The GOP has indicated that they will hold him to it. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was frosty in his post-election remarks.

‘The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the president’s first term,’ McConnell said. ‘Now it’s time for the president to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House,’ he continued, ‘and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office.’

Republican House Speaker John Boehner added: Speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning, Boehner said: ‘Mr. President, this is your moment. We want you to lead… Let’s find the common ground that has eluded us.’

A package of huge tax hikes and spending cuts – known as the ‘fiscal cliff’ – is scheduled to take effect in the new year if the parties cannot come to a compromise. So far, Republicans have adamantly refused to raise taxes, even on America’s richest people, as part of a deficit-reduction package.

Obama and other Democrats maintain that such tax hikes must be part of the deal. The president’s administration is optimistic about an agreement.

Vice President Joe Biden told reporters on Wednesday that he and Obama are anxious to move forward on a bipartisan solution to the ‘fiscal cliff,’ but a compromise will hinge on Republicans.

‘What is the takeaway going to be on the part of our Republican colleagues? What judgment are they going to make?’ Biden told reporters on Air Force Two, as he flew from Chicago, where he watched election returns Tuesday night, to his home in Delaware.

‘I know it takes a little time to kind of digest what’s going on. But I think people know we’ve got to get down to work and I think they’re ready to move,’ Biden said.

Biden said he believes there are at least six Republican senators who are prepared to compromise on fiscal issues, adding that Democrats ‘are going to have to compromise too.

It’s not like we’re going to go in and say: “This is our deal. Take it or leave it.”‘

Another challenge for Obama lies in the stock market, as the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 200 points within minutes after the opening bell and it continued falling, down 354 points two hours later. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

I’m back: Barack Obama as he is driven in to the White House on Wednesday, after being re-elected for another four years as PresidentI'm back: Barack Obama as he is driven in to the White House on Wednesday, after being re-elected for another four years as PresidentNot getting evicted: The First Family re-entered the house via a specially constructed walkwayNot getting evicted: The First Family re-entered the house via a specially constructed walkwayHomecoming: The family has spent four years living in the most famous home in the U.S.Homecoming: The family has spent four years living in the most famous home in the U.S.Iconic: The White House will remain home to the Obama family, rather than the RomneysIconic: The White House will remain home to the Obama family, rather than the RomneysBack in D.C.: The First Family walks off Air Force One upon their arrival in WashingtonBack in D.C.: The First Family walks off Air Force One upon their arrival in WashingtonHeading home: President Obama and the First Family board Air Force One on their way back to Washington, hours after he secure re-election victoryHeading home: President Obama and the First Family board Air Force One on their way back to Washington, hours after he secure re-election victoryLet’s go: Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (second from right) and Sasha as they left their Chicago hotel roomLet's go: Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (second from right) and Sasha as they left their Chicago hotel roomGoodbye Chicago: President Obama and the first lady paused outside Air Force One to wave before heading back to Washington, DCGoodbye Chicago: President Obama and the first lady paused outside Air Force One to wave before heading back to Washington, DCJubilant: President Obama’s daughter Sasha clutches an ‘Obama’ bag as the First Family boards Air Force OneJubilant: President Obama's daughter Sasha clutches an 'Obama' bag as the First Family boards Air Force OneThe day after: President Obama’s motorcade leaves his house in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon, after he celebrated his campaign victory into the wee hours of the morningThe day afterWorking toward compromise: Joe Biden, pictured on Wednesday with his wife Jill outside Air Force Two, told reporters that he and Obama are anxious to move forward on a bipartisan solution to the ‘fiscal cliff,’ but a compromise will hinge on RepublicansWorking toward compromise: Joe Biden, pictured on Wednesday with his wife Jill outside Air Force Two, told reporters that he and Obama are anxious to move forward on a bipartisan solution to the 'fiscal cliff,' but a compromise will hinge on RepublicansFour more years: Barack Obama delivered a powerful acceptance speech early on Wednesday morning in ChicagoFour more years: Barack Obama delivered a powerful acceptance speech early on Wednesday morning in ChicagoTogether: Michelle, Sasha, Barack and Malia Obama celebrate the President’s victory on stageTogether: Michelle, Sasha, Barack and Malia Obama celebrate the President's victory on stageHelping hand: Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden on stage at his Chicago headquartersHelping hand: Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden on stage at his Chicago headquartersTeam: Obama called Biden ‘America’s happy warrior’ as he paid tribute to his role in the election campaignTeam: Obama called Biden 'America's happy warrior' as he paid tribute to his role in the election campaignDevotion: Michelle Obama clearly never lost faith in her husband’s political skillsDevotion: Michelle Obama clearly never lost faith in her husband's political skillsPride: The whole Obama family congratulated the President after his landslide electionPride: The whole Obama family congratulated the President after his landslide electionSays it all: Michelle Obama was visibly fired up by her husband’s election successSays it all: Michelle Obama was visibly fired up by her husband's election success<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Staying put: The young First Family will stay in the White House until January 2017Staying put: The young First Family will stay in the White House until January 2017Confetti: The Obama victory rally was showered in coloured paper as the President emerged to speakConfetti: The Obama victory rally was showered in coloured paper as the President emerged to speakYes we could: Barack Obama and Joe Biden congratulate each other with their wives in ChicagoYes we could: Barack Obama and Joe Biden congratulate each other with their wives in ChicagoSuccess: Obama supporters explode with delight as their candidate comes closer to victorySuccess: Obama supporters explode with delight as their candidate comes closer to victory

Celebrities come out in drove to vote for Obama

After all the campaigning, adverts, debate and rallying, the big day is finally here. And voting is one activity that is truly democratic, with the celebrities joining lines of ordinary citizens to cast their votes in the U.S. election.

Leading the way were Paula Patton and husband Robin Thicke, Kimora Lee-Simmons, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Miley Cyrus and other celebrities, who like a host of their fellow celebs took to Twitter to encourage followers to make their way to the polling station.

Mission Impossible actress Paula Patton and singer/husband Robin Thicke made their way to their local polling place to vote and were spotted leaving with a smile.The lovebirds: Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have been married for 7 years.PhotobucketRobin unleashed the warning in L.A. earlier Tuesday when photographers fired off some election related questions to Robin and Paula Patton as they strutted their hot butts down the street.

But when our camera guy made a (bad) joke about voting for Romney, Robin hilariously responded: “Then you’re not allowed to take our picture.”PhotobucketRobin Thicke also had a clear message for voters on Tuesday: ” if you cast a ballot for Mitt Romney, I don’t want nothing to do with you”.the sexy singer wants nothing to do with you.”PhotobucketOn the other side of town, mogul/former model Kimora Lee-Simmons was spotted exercising her right to vote.  Her daughters Ming Lee and Aoki Lee can be seen indicating ‘4 more years’.

The mother of three looked stylish as usual as she posed with her daughters. We don’t have to guess who she voted for, as she was an active campaigner in Nevada and Ohio encouraging minorities and youth to reelect President Obama.Making voting glam! Mariah Carey casts her vote in the U.S. Presidential elections on TuesdaySpot the celebrity: Mariah enjoyed her trip to the polling booth, which gave her a rare chance to hang out with the general publicLooking good: In her dark glasses there was no missing MariahKeeping it simple: In place of her clinging PVC stage outfits Katy Perry wore a simple suit in Democrat blue, having campaigned on behalf of Obama in recent weeksDoing her duty: Katy posts her ballot into the machineExercising her constitutional right: Having come of age since the last election Miley Ray Cyrus and her friend were voting for the first timeThumbs up! Heidi leaves the polling station on Tuesday after voting for her second time as an American citizenThumbs up! Heidi Klum leaves the polling station after voting for her second time as an American citizenWearing her vote on her T-shirt stating: ‘Texans for Obama’! Beyoncé also showed her support for Obama by tweeting a picture of herself wearing a statement tee 2 more years: A huge Obama campaigner this election season, Beyonce is signaling two termsElection gold: Beyonce is showing off her Obama earringsI voted today! Singer Lenny Kravitz posted this image of himself outside the polling station with his sticker for casting his voteDoing their bit: Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery emerge from the polling station

Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama

President Barack Obama’s campaign launched a new television ad a few days before the election featuring a recent endorsement by Gen. Colin Powell. The Republican former Secretary of State announced his support for the president during an interview last week on CBS This Morning.

The ad, which will aired in battleground states like Colorado, Florida and Ohio, emphasized that Powell was a “former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff” and a “Republican.”

The following clip of the interview then showed Powell explaining why he’s backing President Obama:

“When he took over, we were in one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times,” Powell said. He went on to list the ways the president worked to stabilize the economy since then, including improving the housing market and the auto industry.

“I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” Powell said.

He’s received Republican backlash, including disappointed words from Senator John McCain, for his show of support. A statement from the campaign said Powell’s endorsement “represents a powerful show of bipartisanship.”

“Like Secretary Powell, the American people know that President Obama is a strong, steady and decisive leader with an affirmative vision to move our country forward,” the statement read.

Powell also endorsed President Obama in 2008. Via TheGrio.

Beyoncé writes open letter praising President Obama

Gold endorsement: The $32 earrings designed by Erika Peña

Beyoncé’s gold endorsement: The $32 earrings designed by Erika Peña

In April 2012, she wrote an open letter to Michelle Obama telling the world how proud she was of the First Lady. Now, Beyoncé has penned a touching public correspondence to Michelle’s husband, President Barack Obama, just hours before casting her vote.

The music superstar has expressed her utmost ‘respect and adoration’ for the world’s most famous leader as Americans head to the polls to cast their vote in the 2012 election.

Beyoncé, 31, has fully thrown her support behind the man she calls ‘inspiring’, after her and husband Jay-Z continued to do all they could to get Obama in office for a second term.

In the letter, which she posted on her Tumblr, she writes: ‘President Obama, Everyday we see your heart and character, inspiring all of us to give more of ourselves. ‘You are the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be. You are the reason my daughter and nephew will grow up knowing that they can truly be ANYTHING they want to be.’

She ended the handwritten note: ‘All my respect and adoration, Beyoncé.’

Beyoncé has made no secret of her love for the Obamas and she recently hosted a fundraiser in New York for the President. The superstar singer kept a photographic diary of her day as she headed to the ballots and cast her vote on Tuesday.

Although it is not clear which name she chose to tick, one can safely assume that Barack Obama has her vote. On Monday, the last day of the presidential campaign, President Obama was helped along his way by Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen.

Jay-Z boomed his way into Columbus’s Nationwide Arena, performing a rendition of his hit song, 99 Problems, with a political twist for a crowd estimated by fire officials at more than 15,000 people.

The Brooklyn rapper changed the chorus of the track to ‘I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one.’

Obama said of his two celebrity friends: ‘They tell the story of what our country is, but also of what it should be and what it can be.’

Beyoncé took her support for the campaign one step further last week by wearing a pair of earrings with the President’s name on them. And now sales for these earrings have gone through the roof with 1000s of pairs being snapped up by fans across the world. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The greatest: Beyoncé penned a letter to President Barack Obama that praised his leadership and inspirational characterThe greatest: Beyoncé penned a letter to President Barack Obama that praised his leadership and inspirational characterLand of the free: Beyoncé shared a photograph of herself with her voting form filled out and ready to be dropped in the ballot boxLand of the free: Beyoncé shared a photograph of herself with her voting form filled out and ready to be dropped in the ballot boxMaking the right choice: Beyoncé, with her perfectly manicured nails, made sure she ticked the correct boxMaking the right choice: Beyoncé, with her perfectly manicured nails, made sure she ticked the correct boxAutograph hunter: The superstar put her signature on the vote she hopes will make all the differenceAutograph hunter: The superstar put her signature on the vote she hopes will make all the differenceThe bosses: President Barack Obama got some great support in the shape of Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen at an election campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, on MondayThe bosses: President Barack Obama got some great support in the shape of Jay-Z and Bruce Springstein at an election campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, on MondayWe three kings: The trio of men stood together as they rallied support for the campaignHip hop royalty: Jay-Z performed at the rally and changed changed the lyrics of the song to include the name MittHip hop royalty: Jay-Z performed at the rally and changed changed the lyrics of the song to include the name MittPledge allegiance: Jay-Z entertained the crowd against the backdrop of the stars and stripesPledge allegiance: Jay-Z entertained the crowd against the backdrop of the stars and stripesHanging on: Beyoncé also wore a pair of earrings last month that featured Obama’s name on themHanging on: Beyoncé also wore a pair of earrings last month that featured Obama's name on themHappy voting: Katy Perry shared this touching photograph with her grandmother and President ObamaHappy voting: Katy Perry shared this touching photograph with her grandmother and President Obama

Bill Clinton, 1st person President Obama called after winning election…

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Former President Clinton and President Obama embrace

When the dust finally settled and President Barack Obama had won the election and secured the White House for another four years, the first call he made last night was to former President Bill Clinton.

Obama was in a room with campaign manager Jim Messina and senior advisers David Axelrod and David Plouffe,when he received a call from Gov. Romney, according to a report.

After the call, which the President reportedly said was a ‘very classy’ gesture, he hung up and immediately called President Bill Clinton. According to sources, President Obama called Clinton to thank him for his work on the president’ re-election campaign, reports Fox News.

Earlier in the campaign the relationship between the two was anything but warm and fuzzy. Four years ago, when Obama was running against Hillary Clinton in a bitter battle, president Clinton called Obama’s campaign the ‘biggest fairy tale’ he’d ever seen.[related]

Even when Clinton finally got on board to campaign for Obama, there were apparent tensions. The biggest being the reportedly heated exchange between the two after President Clinton went 45 minutes over his speech time during the Democratic National Convention, upstaging President Obama’s speech.

The two have apparently buried the hatchet. However, strangely enough, Clinton was not among the people President Obama thanked in his victory speech.

The call will certainly raise speculation over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a potential presidential candidate in 2016. Many have thought Clinton campaigned for Obama in hopes Obama would help Ms Clinton run for president in 2016.

Ms Clinton, meanwhile, maintains that she has no interest in running for office and plans to leave politics after serving her one term as Secretary of State.

“It’s important for me to step off this incredibly high wire I’ve been on,” she told The Wall Street Journal last month, “to take stock of the rest of my life.”Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Team Obama: U.S. President Barack Obama (left) is welcomed to the stage by former President Bill Clinton during a campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire on November 4Team Obama:Support: President Barack Obama, right, is introduced by former President Bill Clinton, left, at a campaign event at in Bristow, Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 3Go teamBromance: President Barack Obama hugs former President Bill Clinton after Clinton’s speech during the Democratic National Convention in September in Charlotte, North CarolinabromanceAll Smiles: There were reportedly tensions between Obama and Clinton, until Clinton gave Obama his full support during the re-election campaignbillHugging It Out: Obama and Clinton hug during Democratic National Convention. Clinton gave a rousing speech supporting Obama that was twice as long as originally plannedloveBig Thanks: The first phone call President Obama made after being re-elected was to Clinton to thank him for his help during the campaignobama

Karl Rove tries to reverse his network’s decision to call election

roveThings certainly got weird last night when media coverage of the election lurched into chaos. Fox News Channel analyst Karl Rove, a major fundraiser for Republican Mitt Romney, publicly questioned his network’s declaration that President Barack Obama had been re-elected.

ABC News frantically tried to repair a power outage that left much of its set inoperable precisely at the time the election was being decided. For several hours, election coverage resembled the run-up to a Super Bowl, with plenty of talk signifying little.

Then NBC News, at 11:12 p.m. ET, was the first to declare Obama had won by virtue of winning the battleground state of Ohio. ‘He remains president of the United States for a second term,’ said anchor Brian Williams.

Other networks followed suit, including Fox five minutes later. But Rove, the former top political aide to President George W. Bush whose on-air presence on Fox this campaign raised some eyebrows because of his prominent role supporting Romney, suggested the call was premature.

‘We’ve got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 votes separating the candidates and a quarter of the vote left to count … I’d be very cautious about intruding in this process,’ said Rove, a behind-the-scenes player in the wild 2000 election between Bush and Al Gore that took weeks to decide. (Gore was on TV Tuesday, too, as anchor of Current TV’s election coverage).

It left Rove’s colleagues struggling for words.

‘That’s awkward,’ said co-anchor Megyn Kelly. She then went backstage to interview on camera two men who were part of Fox’s team in charge of making election calls. They had concluded that based on the precincts where votes were left to be counted, Romney couldn’t beat Obama.

Later, Rove tried to make light of the encounter. ‘This is not a cage match,’ he said. ‘This is a light intellectual discussion.’

As the evening had progressed for Fox and it became clear that Romney, the clear favorite of most of its audience, would find it hard to win, commentators like Sarah Palin and Peggy Noonan looked stricken.

‘This was the referendum that Mitt Romney wanted on Barack Obama,’ said Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman on MSNBC. “And guess what? Barack Obama won the referendum. And that’s pretty darned emphatic.’

Much of ABC’s New York election studio was left powerless for about 20 minutes at the height of Tuesday’s coverage. The network didn’t inform viewers, and tried to compensate by taking anchors Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos away from their desks, and cutting away to crowd shots at Times Square.

Sawyer’s relaxed, folksy delivery in her first presidential election night as anchor drew considerable social media attention. The rock group They Might Be Giants tweeted: “and Diane Sawyer declares tonight’s winner is … chardonnay!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bad Call: After Fox News called the election won by Obama, Karl Rove argued it was too soon to call.roveDazed: Peggy Noonan appears pained on Fox News Channel on Election DayconfusionConfused: Sarah Palin tried to act professional as chaos spread on the set of Fox News on election nightsarah

President Obama‘s ‘victory tweet’ is most retweeted tweet in Twitter history!

President Barack Obama embraces wife Michelle (Photo from @BarackObama)Only minutes after being declared the projected winner of the 2012 election, President Barack Obama made history again — this time on Twitter.

The social networking site has reported that a tweet from the president’s account, showing him embracing Michelle and accompanied with the caption “four more years,” is now one of the most retweeted messages in the history of the site.

At the time of this post, the tweet has received over 360,000 retweets. Obama nearly beat out teenage pop star Justin Bieber who received over 200,000 retweets in September.

After his victory was announced, the president also tweeted: “This happened because of you. Thank you,” and, “We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you.”

Earlier tonight, Twitter announced that Election Day is the most tweeted-about event in U.S. political history. Via TheGrio.

Celebrities take to Twitter/Instagram to react to President Obama’s reelection: “Take that Mitches”…

Take that! Beyonce showed her support for Obama before the election, then took delight in Mitt Romney's defeat with a message on Instagram

Take that! Beyonce showed her support for Obama before the election, then took delight in Mitt Romney’s defeat with a message on Instagram

President Obama saw the support of Hollywood throughout his whole campaign, and after his victory last night, those celebrity followers were quick to post their thoughts and emotions on Twitter.

One open and proud Democrat, Beyoncé, was quick to jump on Instagram to post a graphic, saying: ‘TAKE THAT MITCHES’, as a mocking response to Mitt Romney’s loss.

She was joined by fellow singer Justin Bieber, who posted: ‘alot of emotions right now. congrats President Obama…I’m Canadian. Im good. #FreeHealthcare :)’ [Sic]

Rihanna also tweeted: ‘Put one in da air for the Prez!!!! Our dear Obama!’

Meanwhile, actress Eva Longoria, who had worked tirelessly on President Obama’s re-election campaign, joined in by tweeting photographs of her celebrating alongside her thoughts. As celebrities flocked to Obama’s victory party last night in Chicago, Eva celebrated her party’s hard-earned victory with close friends.

Minutes after it was projected Obama would return to the White House for a second term, the actress posted a guttural response on Twitter: ‘Me and my friends celebrating! I’m on (sic) tears! Moving the country forward!!! Obama!!!’

The former Desperate Housewives star, an outspoken co-chair of the Obama campaign, posted a photo of herself, arms raised in the air, and surrounded by friends who championed her efforts.

‘We did it!!! Obama re-elected!!!!! Yes!! Yes We Can!’ she wrote, her feed quickly dominated by celebratory responses from her Hollywood pals. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Star support: Celebrities flooded Twitter on Tuesday evening as it was projected President Obama had won re-electionV for Victory: Eva Longoria shared a snap of her election party on Twitter after the presidential election was called on Tuesday eveningV for Victory: Eva Longoria shared a snap of her election party on Twitter after the presidential election was called on Tuesday evening

Emotional: The actress has campaigned tirelessly for Obama as a national co-chair of the president's re-election campaign

Celebrations: A whole host of A-list stars have expressed their delight on Twitter and hailed Obama's victory‘The joy when freedom prevails!’ Gaga tweeted this picture after Obama was announced to have won'The joy when freedom prevails!' Gaga tweeted this picture after Obama was announced to have won

Patriotic: Celebrities flooded Twitter, announcing their allegiance to the president‘2 Terms!!!!!! #Obama': Kelly Rowland couldn’t wait to show her excitement at the verdict on the social networking site'2 Terms!!!!!! #Obama': Kelly Rowland couldn't wait to show her excitement at the verdict on the social networking site

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Star support: Celebrities flooded Twitter on Tuesday evening as it was projected President Obama had won re-election

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Donald Trump tweets ‘anger’ following President Obama‘s win…

Donald Trump at 'Late Show with David Letterman' Donald Trump has backtracked over a series of scathing tweets he wrote about President Obama as he secured a second term last night – hastily deleting messages calling for a ‘revolution’.

And when NBC’s Brian Williams lambasted Trump’s Twitter tantrum on his show, the outspoken business mogul turned his anger on the host and his ‘boring’ newscasts.

Trump took to the social networking site after the president’s victory was projected by several news outlets on Tuesday night, and claimed the re-election was a ‘great and disgusting injustice’.

After a barrage of outraged messages, Trump added: ‘He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!’

Minutes later, he deleted the tweet – perhaps aware of the potential legal ramifications of a remark seeking to incite a revolution against the president.

NBC’s Brian Williams read some of Trump’s tweets on the air, while claiming he did so reluctantly, as he declared that the TV personality – whose show, Celebrity Apprentice, airs on NBC – had ‘driven well past the last exit to relevance.’

‘This is, as they say, out there and getting an airing tonight, so you might as well know about it,’ Williams groaned. ‘Donald Trump, who has driven well past the last exit to relevance and veered into something closer to irresponsible here, is tweeting tonight. Here’s a sampling…’

Williams read several of Trump’s tweets, which called the election a ‘total sham and a travesty: ‘This election is a total sham and a travesty,’ he wrote. ‘We are not a democracy! He added America is in ‘serious and unprecedented trouble like never before’.

The 66-year-old later went onto attack the Electoral College, but offered a kernel of hope for the still-Republican House of Representatives.

‘Hopefully the House can hold our country together for four more years,’ Trump tweeted.

‘House shouldn’t give anything to Obama unless he terminates Obamacare.’ He did not tweet anything after Romney’s gracious concession speech. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Litany: Trump later deleted parts of his rant, but has kept the majority of it, blasting the Electoral College and the direction of the nationLitany: Trump later deleted parts of his rant, but has kept the majority of it, blasting the Electoral College and the direction of the nationPriorities: Trump endorsed Romney last February in Las Vegas and has outspokenly objected many of Obama’s policiesPriorities: Trump endorsed Romney last February in Las Vegas and has outspokenly objected many of Obama's policiesBowed: Romney delivered his concession speech early Wednesday morning in Boston after he lost to ObamaBowed: Romney delivered his concession speech early Wednesday morning in Boston after he lost to ObamaSecond rant: on Wednesday, Trump turned on Brian Williams who had criticised his previous messagesBrian Williams rant

Second rant: on Wednesday, Trump turned on Brian Williams who had criticised his previous messagesOffer he could refuse: Ahead of the election, Trump offered to pay $5million to the charity of President Obama’s choice if he released his college and passport recordsvideoVictory: President Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night partyVictory: President Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Cheers: Obama and the family were met with cheering at McCormick Place in ChicagoCheers: Obama and family were met with cheering at McCormick Place in Chicago

Stacey Dash reacts to President Obama‘s win in a 3-page letter…

1107_stacey_dash_doc_launchStacey Dash  sent TMZ a 1,344 word statement about her thoughts on President Obama‘s reelection. In her statement, Dash, who refers to herself in the third person,  revealed her overall thoughts on the election, the criticism she received for voting for Romney and why President Obama did not receive her support this time around.  She said:

I voted for Obama in 2008. Yes, I was part of the overwhelming majority that swept President Obama into his historic election! I hadn’t known anything about him until he earned the Democratic nomination. He’s brilliant, understated, ethical, a great husband and father. President Obama will always be remembered as one of the greatest leaders this United States of America has ever known.

At the end of the day we are in this together. This is Our American Family. I do not want to be a part of the hateful voices insulting each other. I want to be a part of the voices that helps shape the future. Don’t you? Perhaps I publically endorsed Romney from a slightly naive place, thinking that I could speak my voice without being criticized in such racially charged and hateful tones.

People get it wrong. My vote for Romney isn’t a vote against Obama. That’s not how full participants in the democratic process operate. We vote for candidates and we vote for issues.

Like most Americans I was insulted with the idea that Obama was only elected because he was black, that people of color wanted one of their own, regardless of what sort of leader he would make. The same idiots make the argument that white guilt is why so many Americans voted Obama into office in the first place. That rhetoric is what helps divide this great nation.

Stacey also questioned what President Obama has done for the country while expressing that Mitt Romney has not been given a fair chance to prove that he is the man for the job.

I haven’t heard much from anyone (including the people heaping insults my way) about the great things Obama HAS done for our country, like repairing the infrastructure of our highways, bridges and train rails and creating a lot of jobs by this program. [...]

I also don’t understand why more people aren’t acknowledging the good that has come about thanks to Romney’s Massachusetts medical coverage for all citizens. In addition, Romney’s business acumen is sterling. Our country needs a savvy business manager with the ability to work on both sides of the aisle. Paul Ryan is another brilliant mind with a viable plan for the economy of this country. They’ve injected so much energy into the race. We need that ambition and focus to get our country back on its feet. [...]

In the event that Obama is re-elected I expect them to work a whole lot harder to bridge the divide between political parties, end the gridlock and get America back to work! Welfare reform is also in order. An elderly woman stands in the same grocery line pinching pennies to buy a can of soup while a woman is buying marshmallow fluff with food stamps. As times have changed, welfare policy needs to keep stride, just like every other issue. Visit TMZ to continue reading…

As previously reported, Dash took a lot of heat for being one of the only black people in Hollywood to not support Barack Obama.

But at the end of her paper, Dash does say: “I am hopeful that President Obama will lead us to becoming the great United States of America that thrives.”

Mariah Carey composes song for President Obama titled ‘Bring It On Home’…

Mariah Carey earlier on Tuesday exercising her right to vote

Mariah Carey blessed us with the vocals we all fell in love with at the beginning of her career in a new tribute to President Obama. The song, titled “Bring It On Home,” was written earlier this year and first performed by Mariah in June at a fundraiser event in New York .

Back then, she tweeted that she had just finished performing the track, which she wrote especially for the event, and that she wished she could put it out.

After it was announced that President Obama was re-elected into office Tuesday evening, Jermaine Dupri posted the song on Global 14 and it began spreading like wildfire.

Mariah sounds amazing on the song while backed by a choir as she sings:

We just everyday people trying to make it through the pain
We unintentionally hurt each other, playing silly games
But when it all comes down to win or lose, don’t give up the fight
Cause strength is what we need, and love can save our lives

So Bring it On Home
You Can Bring It Home
Bring It On home
I know we gon’ bring it home

So when you down and frustrated, let them all keep debating, because we gon’ win And Everybody be prepared to do the best that you can do because we going in…

Take a listen below via Necole Bitchie:

FLOTUS Michelle Obama‘s Election Night Fashion…

President Barack Obama along with first lady Michelle Obama acknowledge the crowd at his election night party

Most woman would seize the opportunity to buy a new outfit, but Michelle Obama chose to recycle an old dress for her election night outing. Unsure of the outcome, the First Lady decided to play it safe, wearing a patterned brocade Michael Kors dress that she had worn twice before.

Meanwhile Mrs Romney embraced the Republican party colour, taking to the stage in an eye-catching red dress, as it was announced that her husband, Mitt, had lost his presidential bid.

Mrs Obama paired the Michael Kors dress with a black shrug, a vintage brooch, and a pair of black kitten heels as she celebrated her husband’s victory in Chicago.

She first wore the designer dress for a military event in November of 2010 at which President Obama presented Sgt. Salvatore Giunta with the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Afghanistan.

And decided to break out the festive creation again for one of the White House’s holiday parties. According to a source close to the Obama family, her wardrobe choice was a ‘last minute’ decision.

They told People magazine: ‘She said that she was so busy with the campaign and their kids that she had no time to think about an outfit and decided at the last minute.’

Kors is just one of several New York designers she has has supported over the years. Jason Wu, Tracy Reese, Tracy Feith, Isabel Toledo and Narciso Rodriguez are other favourites. Since entering the White House four years ago, Mrs Obama’s style has been applauded. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Style savvy: Mrs Obama wearing the same Michael Kors dress at a Medal of Honor presentation ceremony on November 16, 2010, at the White HouseStyle savvy: Mrs Obama wearing the same Michael Kors dress at a Medal of Honor presentation ceremony on November 16, 2010, at the White House Republican spirit: Mitt Romney opted for a blue and red striped tie, while his wife wore a bold red dressRepublican spirit: Mitt Romney opted for a blue and red striped tie, while his wife wore a bold red dressTogether: Michelle, Sasha, Barack and Malia Obama celebrate the President’s victory on stageTogether: Michelle, Sasha, Barack and Malia Obama celebrate the President's victory on stageMaking an impression: Four years ago, on November 4, 2008, the then-new First Lady made her first major style statement in a bold black and red Narciso Rodriguez sheathMaking an impression: Four years ago, on November 4, 2008, the then-new First Lady made her first major style statement in a bold black and red Narciso Rodriguez sheath

FLOTUS Michelle Obama‘s campaign looks…

There’s so much heartbreaking news going on this week that we could all use a ray of sunshine, right?

Let’s follow First Lady Michelle Obama down to Miami, where she spoke at a campaign rally on Thursday ahead of next week’s presidential election. (Can you believe it’s so soon?)

“While he’s proud of what we’ve achieved together, my husband is nowhere near satisfied,” she told the crowd downtown. “Slowly, but surely we’ve been pulling ourselves out of that hole we started in.”

And as avid followers of Mrs. O’s style, we noticed that her new, almost spring-like look lightened up the room, even in sunny Florida. Her purple orchid-print Moschino dress (a repeat!) matched beautifully with her green pumps, which she’s worn at at least one Floridian event before. And is that a new hairstyle? We’re digging those curls.

Thanks, Mrs. Obama, for brightening our day — and our week. Visit HuffPost to view more of Mrs. Obama’s campaign fashion…michelle obama

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Katy Perry wears Obama slogan dress…

Fashion forward: Katy's rubber dress was emblazoned with Obama's 'Forward' slogan down the frontKaty Perry used her flawless figure to rally support for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. The Firework singer was the main attraction, after the President of course, at a political rally on Saturday inside the Delta Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Katy, 28, wore two different red, white and blue dresses on stage, including one with the president’s ‘Forward’ slogan emblazoned down the front.

She started out in a patriotic number with ribbons draped around it, similar to the piping on a large cake. After her first song, which was a cover of Al Green’s soul hit Let’s Stay Together, Katy peeled off the dress to reveal a bright blue rubber outfit with ‘Forward’ written on it.

It should be noted, ‘Forward’ is also Wisconsin’s state motto, and it is sometimes called The Badger State. Katy completed the attention-grabbing look with sparkling champagne colored heels, bright red lips and wore her brunette hair styled in loose curls.

Midway through her set, she urged the audience to make donations to the victims of Superstorm Sandy. President Obama, who wore his usual dark colored pants and a checkered cotton shirt, later took the stage and rallied the massive crowd.

He told supporters: ‘You know I’m working hard because my voice is getting a little raspy.’ 

Both the president and his Republican rival Mitt Romney have been battling for votes in Wisconsin which is among a handful of battleground state’s that could decide the outcome of Tuesday’s election. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Rallying support: Katy Perry wore an unforgettable dress to a campaign rally for President Barack Obama on Saturday in Milwaukee, WisconsinRallying support: Katy Perry wore an unforgettable dress to a campaign rally for President Barack Obama on Saturday in Milwaukee, WisconsinGirl power: Katy and her colour coordinated female backup dancers electrified the crowdGirl power: Katy and her colour coordinated female backup dancers electrified the crowdGetting a workout: Katy and her dancers pulled out all the stops for the Wisconsin crowdGetting a workout: Katy and her dancers pulled out all the stops for the Wisconsin crowdDip it low: Katy and company pulled off a series of impressive dance movesDip it low: Katy and company pulled off a series of impressive dance movesQuick change artist: Katy initially took the stage in a patriotic dress that featured red, white and blue ribbonsQuick change artist: Katy initially took the stage in a patriotic dress that featured red, white and blue ribbonsDressed down: President Obama’s outfit wasn’t quite as impressive as Katy Perry’s two ensemblesDressed down: President Obama's outfit wasn't quite as impressive as Katy Perry's ensemblesHot ticket: A massive crowd turned out to watch Katy perform and to hear the president speakHot ticket: A massive crowd turned out to watch Katy perform and to listen to the president speakHe’s got her vote: Kerry Washington encouraged Floridians to vote for Obama on the final day of early voting on SaturdayHe's got her vote: Kerry Washington encouraged Floridians to vote for Obama on the final day of early voting on Saturday

Malia and Sasha kept off the campaign stage during 2012 election!

In the final tense days before the election, both presidential candidates have been pulling out all the stops in their bids for the White House. Over in the Republican camp, nominee Mitt Romney has been surrounded by his adult sons, their wives and grandchildren. The children of his running mate Paul Ryan appear to be delighted by all the excitement, hamming it up for the cameras in campaign hats and T-shirts.

By comparison, Barack Obama’s 14-year-old daughter Malia and Sasha, 11, have hardly been seen at all on the campaign trail in 2012 compared to four years ago. The girls were last seen in public on October 28 as they attended church in Washington D.C. with their father and godmother Kaye Wilson.

The girls appeared at the Democratic National Convention on September 6 in North Carolina, where they waved from the stage as their father accepted the presidential nomination. However, the girls’ public appearances seem to have been kept to a minimum. They did not appear at the presidential debates – unlike many of Romney’s grandchildren.

In contrast, Romney is almost constantly accompanied by members of his large family, including his wife of 42 years Ann, his five sons and their wives and many of his 18 grandchildren, who are often photographed on his campaign jet. Republican Vice President nominee Paul Ryan has also had his children along for the ride in the last days of the campaign.

His ten-year-old daughter Liza, who is close in age to Sasha Obama, has been pictured striking a number of comic poses while her father appears at events in swing states. His son Charlie, eight, appears shy while the youngest, seven-year-old Sam, often steals the show with a beaming grin for the waiting press. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Seldom seen: President Obama on stage at the DNC on September 6, 2012 with wife Michelle and daughters Malia (left) and SashaSeldom seen: President Obama on stage at the DNC on September 6, 2012 with wife Michelle and daughters Malia (left) and SashaLast outing: The Obama girls were last in the public eye when they attended church with their father on October 28 in Washington D.C.Last outing: The Obama girls were last in the public eye when they attended church with their father on October 28 in Washington D.C.Growing up in the public eye: One of the earliest pictures of the Obama family in 2004 taken while he was in the running for the SenateParade: Obama campaigns in Pueblo, Colorado in 2008 with Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia when they were seven and tenParade: Obama campaigns in Pueblo, Colorado in 2008 with Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia when they were seven and ten Just the two of us: President Obama appeared with wife Michelle but not Sasha and Malia during the third presidential debate in FloridaJust the two of us: President Obama appeared with wife Michelle but not Sasha and Malia during the third presidential debate in FloridaThe Romney clan: The Republican candidate has regularly been pictured with his five adult sons and many of his 18 grandchildren while he campaigns for the White HouseThe Romney clan: The Republican candidate has regularly been pictured with his five adult sons and many of his 18 grandchildren while he campaigns for the White HouseFamily man: Paul Ryan with his wife Janna and three children (left to right) Charlie, Sam and Liza on stage before crowds in Tampa Bay, FloridaFamily man: Paul Ryan with his wife Janna and three children (left to right) Charlie, Sam and Liza on stage before crowds in Tampa Bay, FloridaCourting the gang vote: While her parents pose in the background, Liza Ryan struck an unusual stanceCourting the gang vote: While her parents pose in the background, Liza Ryan struck an unusual stance

Little girl with two dads receives personal letter from President Obama

When 10-year-old Sophia Bailey Klugh wrote President Obama a letter thanking him for his support of her two dads and their love for each other, she probably didn’t expect to receive a response, much less a personal one.

But despite the proximity to Election Day, the president made the time to pen a thorough reply to Sophia’s question about handling kids at school who tease her about her parents.about her parents.

“You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are,” Obama wrote. “A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.”

Jonathan Bailey, one of Sophia’s fathers, said he and partner Triton Klugh teared up when they read their daughter’s “totally unprompted” letter.

Obama too recognized the remarkable home such a letter had to originate from and he continued by saying:

“You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you,” he told Sophia. “They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.”

History in making: Obama becomes 1st US President to visit Burma!

Historic: President Barack Obama will make a groundbreaking visit to Burma later this month, it has emerged. He is pictured celebrating following his re-election on Tuesday

President Obama after winning election 11/6/12

President Barack Obama will make history by becoming the first U.S. President to visit Burma, it has emerged.

The visit – which would be one of the first foreign trips following Obama’s re-election on Tuesday – will take place on November 18/19, according to an official within the Burmese government. It will be part of Obama’s efforts to encourage democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.

The official, who did not want to be named, said Obama would meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as well as government officials including reformist President Thein Sein. U.S. officials have not yet announced any plans for a visit, which would come less than two weeks after Obama’s election to a second term.

The Burmese official, speaking from the capital, Naypyitaw, said today that security for the visit had been prepared, but that the schedule was not final. Obama’s administration has sought to encourage the recent democratic progress under Thein Sein by easing sanctions applied against Burma’s previous military regime.

Officials in nearby Thailand and Cambodia have already informally announced plans for visits by Obama that same week. Cambodia is hosting a summit meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and Thailand is a longtime close U.S. ally.

Burmese President Thein Sein

Burmese President Thein Sein

The visit to Burma would be the culmination of a dramatic turnaround in relations with Washington as the country has shifted from five decades of ruinous military rule and shaken off the pariah status it had earned through its bloody suppression of democracy.

Obama’s ending of the long-standing U.S. isolation of Burma’s generals has played a part in coaxing them into political reforms that have unfolded with surprising speed in the past year.

The U.S. has appointed a full ambassador and suspended sanctions to reward Burma for political prisoner releases and the election of Nobel laureate Suu Kyi to parliament. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Significant: The most senior U.S. official to visit Burma was Hillary Clinton, who last December became the first U.S. secretary of state to travel to the country in 56 yearsSignificant: The most senior U.S. official to visit Burma was Hillary Clinton, who last December became the first U.S. secretary of state to travel to the country in 56 years

Scottie Pippen: “Obama‘s basketball game like Michael Jordan’s”…

ObamaPresident Barack Obama is flying high. In the days after clinching the presidency, Obama’s near-record support from Latino voters and reelection despite a still-sluggish economy have earned him comparisons to Bill Clinton and FDR.

But to Scottie Pippen, the president is reminiscent of a legendary figure from outside the world of politics. According to Pippen, Obama’s like Mike.

As USA Today notes, the NBA Hall-of-Famer joined the president in a pickup basketball game that has become an Election Day ritual for the Obama camp. After the results were in, when pundits were assessing the effects of the women vote and higher-than-ever voter turnout, Pippen took the time to analyze Obama’s game, which he said shows shades of Michael Jordan.

“He’s got a smooth game,” Pippen told Bulls.com.

Despite characterizing Obama as “not an overly aggressive player,” Pippen said he was impressed with Obama’s ability to penetrate defenses. “I thought the lanes opened up when Michael Jordan used to drive,” Pippen said. “I used to be like, wow. But when I saw the President drive, I thought they were bringing the whole motorcade through the lane it was so wide.”

Pippen’s characterization of Obama’s ball skills were much more flattering than those offered by NBA Commissioner David Stern, who criticized the president’s tendency toward his left side in an interview with Reuters in October. Visit HuffPost to continue reading…

ID cards for undocumented immigrants!

undocumented immigrantLos Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to issue ID cards to undocumented immigrants.

The LA City Council voted 12-1 Wednesday to make a controversial Universal City Services Card available to the city’s over 400,000 undocumented immigrants, as well as to transgender individuals, foster youth, homeless and individuals without access to financial services, CBS reports.

Cardholders will have the option of using the card as a debit card, which will reduce their risk of theft by obliterating the need to carry large sums of cash. Councilman Richard Alarcon, who introduced the proposal, said there are currently tens of thousands of cash-only immigrants who are “literally walking ATMs for thugs,” ABC reports.

The debit service would also help put a stop to payday lenders, which gouge undocumented immigrants with exorbitant fees.

The ID card will allow undocumented immigrants to check out library books, pay bills, make reservations, take financial literacy and other classes, and use other civic services.

It will also aid undocumented immigrant parents who have reported difficulties in picking up their kids from school. And, in interactions with police, immigrants would be less likely to be confused for someone else, although it will be up to law enforcement agencies to decide whether to recognize the IDs, KFI reports. Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week: House of Forms & Function…

Budding design menswear label, House of Forms and Function was also present at the just concluded 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week which took place from Wednesday 24th October – Saturday 27th October 2012 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The label presented us with dapper clad models in ready-to-wear suits and later finished the show with African outfits. Visit BellaNaija to view the full collection…

2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week: Jewel by Lisa presents “Fula”…

Nigerian design label, Jewel by Lisa is always one to look out for during fashion week presentations. At the 2012 edition of the MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week which took place from Wednesday 24th October – Saturday 27th October 2012 in the city of Lagos, we were presented with lots of multi-coloured luxury print outfits which paid homage to the modern day Fulani girl.

This Spring/Summer 2013 collection, according to the design label on twitter, is “A Modern day ode to the Fulani tribe”. From long dresses with thigh-high slits to knee length frocks with patterned cuts, this collection is a definitely must see. Visit BellaNaija to view the full collection…

Spotted: Reggie Bush and girlfriend Lilit Avagyan at Miami Heat game…

NFL star Reggie Bush and his pregnant girlfriend Lilit Avagyan was spotted court side at the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics game last night in Miami. The revamped Miami Heat easily won the game and are looking for a back to back NBA championship.

A few weeks ago, Bush confirmed that his girlfriend Avagyan was pregnant with his baby. Bush told a South Florida radio show:

“We’re pretty excited. We’re bringing a new life into the world and to raise a child is a gift for a man and woman.” Via BallerWives.

Spotted: Wayne Brady and his premiere pal…

Comedian/television host Wayne Brady and daughter Maile,9, were in attendance for the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” at the El Capitan Theatre on October 29, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Brady is set to introduce Sofia, Disney’s first “little girl” princess, in the animated television movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess,” debuting this November 18th on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, followed by the “Sofia the First” television series launching in 2013.

Brady voices the role of a wise-talking rabbit called Clover. Via BCK.

Spotted: Garcelle Beauvais and her premiere pal…

Actress Garcelle Beauvais and son Jaid,5, attended the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” at the El Capitan Theatre on October 29, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Jaid’s twin, Jax, was unable to attend. As Garcelle explains,”Jax bailed on us last minute.” Via BCK.

Cymphonique Miller covers Dope Magazine…

Sixteen-year-old Cymphonique Miller is an actress, singer, and philanthropist with a very busy career that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Currently, Cymphonique is working on recording her debut album and visiting schools with the “Let The Kids Grow Foundation.” Recently, the teen superstar became the youngest cover girl of DOPE magazine. After posing for photos, she sat down for a chat with the people at DOPE to talk about her fans, her musical family background, and much more. Check out the interview highlights below:

On why she thinks her fans can relate to her:
I’ve just always been about positivity. I see a lot of young people out there and it’s so easy to get caught up in thinking that you need to be a certain way. With my fans, they motivate me and I motivate them. It’s not about being perfect, but it’s about being yourself.

I’ve sort of always been about that. It’s how I was raised. I have a clothing line called BYOU (Be Your Own You) and that message has just seemed to click with fans. Technology makes it so easy. I can live chat with fans, talk to my fans on Twitter. I love seeing my fans on Twitter. That’s the best.

On the difficulty of coming from a talented family:
I think it would be a lie if I said, “No, there’s no pressure there.” My brother has won Billboard Music Awards, my dad sold 75 million records and has 5 Grammys and I’m still crazy enough to be in the entertainment business. I think there is pressure but I just use it as a shield for me. I never wanted to be in the industry because that’s what they were doing.

It just happened to be a coincidence. It’s always been in me, but I feel like I’m running my own race. Being in a family of entertainers like mine, it makes you just want to work harder. People are going to have those stereotypes of you from the beginning. For me, it was perfect because it makes me want to dance even harder, go in on my movie roles and my TV show. It’s a great motivator for me. Visit DOPE magazine to continue reading the interview…

Taye Diggs: “I’m constantly thinking of my son”…

Taye Diggs is well aware of race and culture, and wants his son to be educated on the subjects as well. His recent venture of writing ‘Chocolate Me’ places the concept of race in children’s form so that little Walker,3, can understand it.

“The book is based on a poem that I wrote while I was in college, based on a period of my life when I was around five years old. The first time I read that book to my son was one of the more moving activities that we have done together,” said Diggs during an interview with Theater Mania.

The actor also commented on fatherhood saying: “One thing that I’m realizing is that I am nowhere near the father I thought I would be. I also had no idea what kind of a human being Walker was going to be.”

“It was easy prior to him being born to say, ‘Oh, I’m gonna discipline him like this or I’m gonna feed him like this.’ So I’m learning from my experiences and we’re just gonna try and be in the moment and let time and his experiences kind of dictate how we handle that.”

Taye went on to discuss vulnerability in parenthood. “I’m constantly thinking about my son,” explained the celeb. “What I most feel is the vulnerability. I’ve never prayed more than I do since he entered my life.”

“You would think that being a father would hit a strength in you — coming to the realization that you brought someone into the earth. Instead, I’ve never felt more weak and vulnerable, just because of how much I love this person.”

Walker is Taye and wife Idina Diggs’ first child together. Via BCK.

Ellen Pompeo and daughter Stella are ‘ice cream cuties’…

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo stepped out with 3-year-old daughter Stella in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday (November 2). The pretty pair went out for an ice cream treat on the sunny afternoon.

This marks the first time we’ve seen the mother-daughter duo since the summer.

Prior to that, we saw Ellen and her gorgeous girl on a Hawaiian holiday. Papa Chris Ivery was not spotted with the duo on either outing. Ellen currently stars in the ninth season of TV’s hit drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Via CelebBabyScoop.Actress Ellen Pompeo takes her daugher Stella Ivery out for ice cream in Los Angeles

Actress Ellen Pompeo takes her daugher Stella Ivery out for ice cream in Los Angeles

Ice Cream Date For Ellen Pompeo And Daughter Stella

Ice Cream Date For Ellen Pompeo And Daughter Stella

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo Grabs Some Ice Cream With Daughter Stella

Robin Thicke and family pick pumpkins…

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton took Julian to the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch on Saturday (October 27). Julian, 2, helped picked pumpkins and went down the slide with dad.

The couple filmed an ad for Remy Martin earlier this year. Patton said of the experience: “It’s like shooting a mini movie and I’m having a blast. On top of it all I’m with my husband, so it’s really fun.”

The singer and the toddler were last seen going grocery shopping in West Hollywood in September. Via CelebBabyScoop.Robin Thicke, wife Paula Patton and son Julian gear up for Halloween as they spend the afternoon picking out some rather large pumpkins

Robin Thicke, wife Paula Patton and son Julian gear up for Halloween as they spend the afternoon picking out some rather large pumpkins

Robin Thicke, wife Paula Patton and son Julian gear up for Halloween as they spend the afternoon picking out some rather large pumpkins

Robin Thicke, wife Paula Patton and son Julian gear up for Halloween as they spend the afternoon picking out some rather large pumpkins

Robin Thicke takes his son Julian for a day of Halloween fun at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Robin Thicke takes his son Julian for a day of Halloween fun at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Halle Berry and daughter Nahla enjoy Halloween…

Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry had a blast with her 4-year-old daughter Nahla in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday (October 30). The pretty pair got festive at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch the day before Halloween.

Halle was every bit the proud mom taking snapshots of her sweet girl, who was dressed up as Strawberry Shortcake. The fun pair even enjoyed a ride down the inflatable slide on the sunny afternoon.

Later that day, they joined friends for dinner at Marmalade Cafe followed by some trick-or-treating at the Calabasas Commons shopping center. Halle recently opened up about her Halloween plans with Nahla.

“You wanna know what I am this year? I am a cupcake,” Halle revealed during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

She added: “I am a cupcake by day and then I’m a different costume by night. After she goes to bed, I go out for my adult Halloween and I get dressed up like a mummy… every part of my body is covered except for my eyes.”

But don’t expect Nahla to suffer from a candy-overload: “I don’t let her keep the candy,” Halle revealed. “It’s too much! What kid needs a bag load of candy?” Via CelebBabyScoop.

Halle Berry and Nahla kick off Halloween early in Calabasas

Halle Berry and a face-painted Nahla get into the holiday spirit as they visit Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch one day ahead of Halloween

Halle Berry and a face-painted Nahla get into the holiday spirit as they visit Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch one day ahead of Halloween

Halle Berry and a face-painted Nahla get into the holiday spirit as they visit Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch one day ahead of Halloween

Halle Berry and Nahla Hit the Pumpkin Patch on Halloween Eve

Halle Berry and Nahla kick off Halloween early in Calabasas

Kimora Lee-Simmons goes pumpkin patching with  her kids…

Kimora Lee Simmons took her children, Ming Lee, 12, Aoki Lee, 10, and Kenzo, 3, to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch on Sunday (October 28). Kenzo stood out as Spider-Man. He held onto mom’s hand and carried a little pumpkin while posing for photographs with his family.

Noticeably absent was Djimon Hounsou. The pair have reportedly split but have not confirmed any news. According to the New York Daily News – the actor walked out on Kimora after “a big fight over money”.

Her ex-husband Russell Simmons also decided to stop funding the pair’s lifestyle. In June Kimora listed her Beverly Hills home for sale. Via CelebBabyScoop.Kimora Lee Simmons dresses her kids up in Halloween costumes to take them to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Kimora Lee Simmons dresses her kids up in Halloween costumes to take them to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Chris Noth and family play Ball!

Chris Noth, Tara Lynn Wilson and their son Orion, 4, went as baseball players for Halloween in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday (October 31).

Orion – who had on a Yankees cap and uniform – got to ride on dad’s shoulders at one point. Trick-or-treating can be tiring! The Good Wife star still gets noticed as Mr. Big on the street. Via CelebBabyScoop.Chris Noth & Tara Lynn Wilson Take Son Orion Noth Trick or Treating

Chris Noth & Tara Lynn Wilson Take Son Orion Noth Trick or Treating

Chris Noth & Tara Lynn Wilson Take Son Orion Noth Trick or Treating

Chris Noth & Tara Lynn Wilson Take Son Orion Noth Trick or Treating

Nicole Richie and her daughter are a princess pair for Halloween…

Fashion Star mentor Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden were seen arriving at a Halloween party with their two kids – daughter Harlow, 4, and son Sparrow, 3 – in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Wednesday (October 31).

Nicole and Harlow looked tutu cute dressed as ballerina princesses, while Joel and Sparrow wore matching pirate costumes. What a fun and festive family!

“Hug your kids and tell them you love them. That’s what life is all about,” the rocker papa recently tweeted.

Nicole recently opened up about their close-knit family: “It’s important to me that they have stability,” she said of providing a loving environment for her children. “I like them to be home.” Via CelebBabyScoop.

*EXCLUSIVE* Nicole Richie and Harlow are Princess trick-or-treaters!

*EXCLUSIVE* Nicole Richie and Harlow are Princess trick-or-treaters!

*EXCLUSIVE* Nicole Richie and Harlow are Princess trick-or-treaters!

*EXCLUSIVE* Nicole Richie and Harlow are Princess trick-or-treaters!

*EXCLUSIVE* Nicole Richie and Harlow are Princess trick-or-treaters!

*EXCLUSIVE* Nicole Richie and Harlow are Princess trick-or-treaters!

Sandra Bullock and son Louis go trick-or-treating…

Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock was seen trick-or-treating with her son Louis, 2, in Los Angeles, Calif. on Halloween Day (October 31). Taking on the popular movie Toy Story, Sandy B dressed up as cowgirl Jessie while her sweet son went as Buzz Lightyear.

The actress, 48, recently dropped her sweet as pie persona – and her clothes – in a skit for the late night talk show Chelsea Lately.

The single mom is currently enjoying some time off with her adorable boy after filming her new comedy movie, The Heat, in Boston, Mass. Via CelebBabyScoop.Sandra Bullock takes on "Toy Story" as cowgirl Jessie, and totes around her own Buzz Lightyear son Louis, as they celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles

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Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and ‘dem babies’ celebrate Halloween…

“Happy Halloween everybody! We have festive new pics with #DemBabies at dembabies.com Halloween edition,” Mariah Carey wrote via Twitter of her 1 1/2-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.

The ‘We Belong Together’ singer and her husband Nick Cannon got dressed up with their little bears and posted the pics on their website DemBabies.com.dhh_01

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Tulisa Contostavlos shows off her ample chest in a plunging dress for Halloween…

She may not have worn a costume on Halloween but Tulisa Contostavlos still opted for the shock factor. The X Factor judge showed off her curves in a revealing dress as she left her hotel in London on Wednesday night.

And the singer’s clothing left little to the imagination as a plunging neckline put her pumped up chest on show. The N-Dubz star wore a navy blue mini dress with cropped sleeves and she held her shoulders back as she left the celebrity haunt.

She tightened the waist with a black belt patterned with gold studs and completed her ensemble with matching black shoes. Tulisa showed off her tanned body and painted her lips pink while her hair was styled in loose curls.

And while Tulisa may have looked better than earlier in the week as she stepped out for the night, she made a questionable clothing choice at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards on Tuesday.

The talent show judge, who was named Ultimate TV Personality at the ceremony, wore a canary yellow ruched dress with a silver trim which divided opinion. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

There she goes: Tulisa heads out on Wednesday night to enjoy Halloween in LondonThere she goes: Tulisa heads out on Wednesday night to enjoy Halloween in LondonFriend in need: Tulisa walks with friend and personal assistant Gareth Varey who broke his leg the night before while former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright follows on

Halle Berry: “Nahla prays for a sister every night”…

On Thursday’s (November 1) appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, actress Halle Berry revealed that having another child would make her 4-year-old daughter’s dreams come true.

“Every night, we do our prayers,” the 46-year-old star says of Nahla. “We pray to God, so sweet. She says, ‘God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.’

“And I say, ‘I can do one of those things, I know for sure. The other one, we’ve got to keep praying on.’ What do you say to her when she wants that and can’t understand why God’s taken so long?”

Although Halle didn’t hint on whether or not she plans to have more children, she admits how grateful she is to have had her daughter at a later stage in life.

“I’m a much better mother at 46 — or 41, when I had her — than if I were like 21 or 25,” she explains. “I mean I was just a little baby just trying to figure it out — trying to figure out who I was, let alone having the responsibility of trying to help another little soul develop and grow. I’m so glad I waited.”

Halle continued to say that although she realizes her career choice comes with fame and the invasion of the paparazzi, she feels her daughter shouldn’t have to pap the price

“She’s just a little kid, and I just want her to be a little kid, and have normalcy and be like everybody else,” Halle revealed. “As her mom, that’s my job — to provide her with that, you know? It’s frustrating when you feel like you can’t.” Via CelebBabyScoop.

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Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger dazzle at Pride of Britain Awards…

They’ve been battling it out in the style stakes on The X Factor every Saturday, and last night was no exception for Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger.

The duo showed off their fashion credentials as they hit the red carpet at Monday night’s Pride of Britain Awards. Posing up a storm at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the female X Factor judges opted for contrasting looks as they arrived at the annual event.

Although there’s no denying she looked stunning, Tulisa played it somewhat safe in a teal prom-style dress with black detailing at the bust. The pretty outfit flattered the 24-year-old singer’s slim waist and featured an eye-catching cutout back, which showed the merest hint of one of her numerous tattoos.

Black peep-toe heels with jewel detailing and a chic up-do completed the star’s red carpet look, with an added accessory in the form of her X Factor co-judge Louis Walsh placed on her arm.

But while Tulisa went for a girlie look, Nicole opted for all-out showstopping glamour. The 34-year-old singer looked positively stunning as she showcased her incredible figure in a daring thigh-split floor-length gown.

Vamping it up in the black cutaway lace number, the Poison hitmaker stole the show as she hit the red carpet. Nicole made sure she let her dress do the talking with relatively simple make-up and her raven locks pulled into a loose ponytail as she made her entrance at the annual awards ceremony. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Snapshot: Zoe Saldana by Yu Tsai for Lenscrafters…

Zoe Saldana looks ‘geeky’ yet beautiful in her latest campaign for Lenscrafters. The shots were captured by Yu Tsai. Take a look below. Image via FashionBomb.

Snapshot: Alicia Keys poses for Billboard Magazine…

Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys is the face of Billboard Magazine’s November 2012 issue. The issue is released at the same time Key’s new album is released and the video for ‘Girl On Fire is debuted. Take a look below. Source: FashionBomb.Alicia Keys debuts ‘Girl On Fire’

Tamera Mowry-Housely debuts her baby nursery…

To give her Napa Valley, Calif., nursery an intimate feel, PEOPLE blogger Tamera Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley enlisted celebrity designer Shalena Smith.

And the decorator to the stars didn’t disappoint. Smith expertly blended the couple’s personal items with a vintage, Americana style to create a chic kids room the new family will enjoy forever. Via People.HAPPY MOM-TO-BE photo | Tamera MowrySOMETHING BORROWED: Highlighted throughout the nursery are vintage antiques Adam has had in his family for generations, including a toy plane that was hand carved out of metal by an Italian prisoner of World War II and given to Adam’s grandfather, an American soldier, for his kindness.SOMETHING BORROWED photo | Tamera MowrySWEET TOUCH: Smith personalized these blocks, sold at her online boutique Gaga Designs, for Baby Housley and elegantly placed them atop the Newport Cottages changing table purchased from Bel Bambini in West Hollywood. JERSEY BOY: Adam is a former professional baseball player and huge San Francisco Giants fan so the team’s starting first baseman, Brandon Belt, gifted the expecting couple a mini jersey. “It’s the perfect addition to our nursery,” Mowry-Housley tells PEOPLE.JERSEY BOY photo | Tamera Mowry

Nicole Scherzinger makes technology sexy as she wows in the UK’s first ever Twitter dress at 4G launch…

Design: Nicole's dress includes 500 Swarovski crystals and over 2,000 LED lightsShe’s impressed on the fashion front week after week during her stint on The X Factor so far. So it’s no wonder Nicole Scherzinger was asked to model the UK’s first Twitter dress at the launch of EE – the new 4G mobile network.

On Thursday evening the 34-year-old made an eye-catching entrance in the unique dress at the event held at Battersea Power Station.

Nicole’s stunning haute couture dress is constructed from 8 meters of the finest French silk chiffon, laden with over 500 Swarovski crystals and over 2,000 LED lights, which lights up to spell out Tweets sent in by fans in real time throughout the evening (via @EE and #tweetthedress).

The gown was created by leading interactive fashion design agency Cute Circuit, whose clients include U2 and Katy Perry. So as not to distract from the gown, Nicole kept her hair loose falling down her back and her make-up was simple.

Clearly excited about wearing the dress, Nicole tweeted:’I’ve been asked to wear the UK’s first ever twitter dress tonight for the @EE Launch Party @BatterseaPowerStation #tweetthedress So EXCITED!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Tweet me: Nicole Scherzinger wore a dress that lit up with Tweets at the launch of 4G mobile networkTweet me: Nicole Scherzinger wore a dress that lit up with Tweets at the launch of 4G mobile network Shine bright: Nicole looked stunning in the dress at the event at Battersea Power Station on Thursday eveningShine bright: Nicole looked stunning in the dress at the event at Battersea Power Station on Thursday evening Lighting up the stage: Nicole Scherzinger gives fans a tweet as she performs on Thursday night in electronic dressLighting up the stage: Nicole Scherzinger gives fans a tweet as she performs on Thursday night in electronic dressLighting up the stage: The X Factor judge gives it her all during her knockout performanceLighting up the stage: The X Factor judge gives it her all during her knockout performance

Jessica Ennis wows in stunning monochrome dress (and her beau is the perfect accessory) at Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards…

She’s already bagged herself an Olympic gold medal after a stellar performance in the heptathlon at London 2012 and now Jessica Ennis is fast becoming a style icon too.

The athlete made an impressive entrance as she arrived at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards on Wednesday night. Jessica, 26, showed off her flawless figure in a plunging pearl and black dress by Stella McCartney, oozing sophistication in the process.

The light satin panel at the front of the garment complemented the Team GB star’s complexion to perfection, in short, she looked sensational. Jessica teamed the dress with a pair of nude patent heels by Christian Louboutin and bright red lips for a showstopping look.

The sportswoman joined a suitably stylish crowd at the magazine awards ceremony held at the lavish Claridge’s hotel. And it wasn’t just the style stakes that Jessica was winning in, she also picked up the British Ambassadors of the Year Award.Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She’s a style golden girl: Jessica Ennis looked incredible in a pearl and black dress as she arrived at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year AwardsHot couple: Jessica’s fiancé Andy Hill joined the award winner at the bash

Spotted: Alicia Keys with family at Miami Heat vs. NY Knicks game…

She might be getting to grips with motherhood, but biracial singer Alicia Keys certainly hasn’t lost her cool factor. The R’n’B star dressed all in leather as she took the whole family to the Miami Heat vs New York Nicks game last week Thursday, making sure that they all stood out from the crowd.

Clearly wanting her children to be the best dressed in town, the 31-year-old superstar made sure that they were wearing their most stylish clothes for the outing.

Joined by husband Swizz Beatz, the singing sensation kept her young son Egypt and stepson Kasseem close as they took their court-side seats to watch the pivotal game. Wearing super skinny black leather pants with white trim, Alicia looked the epitome of rock chick cool, showing off her famously curvy figure.

The singer and producer then added a low-key black role-neck jumper, a black leather jacket and leather boots, looking like she’d just jumped off the back of a motorcycle. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

New Yorkers: Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz take their family to watch the New York Nicks last week FridayAll in leather: Despite being on mum duty Alicia looks like a rock chick for the gameStolen kiss: Swizz Beatz gives his wife a loving kiss as they keep their eyes on the gameFamily time: The music superstars look like they’re having a great day out with the familySupporting her team: Alicia proves that she’s a New Yorker through and through as she cheers on the Knicks

Spotted: Cheryl Cole with boyfriend Tre Holloway…

We’re used to seeing her strutting her stuff on stage in a series of sexy ensembles which showcase her incredible figure in all its glory. But Cheryl Cole was virtually unrecognisable as she made her way through Los Angeles’ LAX Airport on Friday with her boyfriend Tre Holloway in tow.

Attempting to go incognito as she touched down in sunny California, the 29-year-old singer donned a pair of sexy specs and covered up in a giant fur-trimmed parka jacket.

With her face barely visible as she giggled away with her backing dancer beau, the Girls Aloud star seemed to be having a whale of a time as the evidently smitten couple made their way through the airport.

The Geordie beauty looked a far cry from her usual preened and polished appearance, opting for a casual ensemble for her transatlantic flight.

Cheryl wrapped up warm in a cosy cream cowl-neck jumper, which she teamed with baggy ripped jeans and an 80s-style printed parka with cute fur detail around the sizeable hood. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Keeping it casual: Cheryl opted for comfort on her transatlantic flight, wearing a cosy cream cowl-neck jumper, baggy ripped jeans and an 80s-style printed parka with cute fur detailJoker: Cheryl Cole looked virtually unrecognisable in sexy specs and a furry parka as she made her way through Los Angeles’ LAX Airport with boyfriend Tre Holloway on FridayGiggling: The 29-year-old singer couldn’t keep the smile off her face as she attempted to go incognito in her cover-up

X-Factor fashion face-off: Nicole Scherzinger vs. Tulisa Contostavlos

Close call: Both Nicole and Tulisa brought their A-game to X Factor's weekly style battleThey step out onto the X Factor stage every week dressed to nines and fighting to be crowned the most fashionable judge. And this week, both ladies put their best foot forward when it came to their style choices

Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos both looked stunning in totally different dresses, with Nicole opting for a sexy leather dress while the N-Dubz star sparkled from top to toe in a lilac sequin number.

Nicole decided to bare some skin in a strapless black leather dress that hugged her enviable figure in all the right places. The dress by Ermanno Scervino featured ruffles in the waistline which accentuated her great shape.

She teamed up the sexy little black dress with shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti and got into the English spirit as she pinned a poppy on her neckline.

Close call: Both Nicole and Tulisa brought their A-game to X Factor's weekly style battleMeanwhile, Tulisa stole the spotlight with a feminine dress with lilac sequins all over designed by Jovani. The mentor of the girls category let the eye-catching dress do all the taking as she left her long brown locks wavy and kept her make-up simple with a soft pink lip color.

They were joined on stage by their fellow judges, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh, who both looked dapper in their signature suits as they helped the ladies down the steps in their stiletto heels.

Gary stayed true to his gentlemanly style and opted for a classic suit with a white shirt, while Louis kept his ensemble all black. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Leather and sequins: Nicole opted for a sexy look this week while Tulisa kept it girly in a pastel dress

I got you: Both ladies needed a little help from the male judges going down the steps in their high heelsNo clear winner: The judges both showed off their style credentials during this week’s live show

Nicole Richie attends 1st Annual Baby2Baby Gala…

It was a Who’s Who of yummy mummies at the first annual Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night. A whole host of glamorous celebrity mothers were out in force for the occasion and sporting stunning dresses.

The Baby2Baby foundation supplies families in Los Angeles who are in need with essential items for their children of four years and under.

Leading the fashionable pack was guest of honour Jessica Alba, mum to Honor and Haven, who sported a blush pink creation with sheer panelling.

Covering the stunning Sixties inspired gown was tiny beaded flowers, and the voluminous dress was nipped in at Jessica’s teeny waist with a candyfloss pink bow belt. With her hair coiffed in an elegant updo, the star posed up with her pal Nicole Richie – a fellow mother-of-two.

Multiracial Nicole, who is a proud parent to Harlow and Sparrow, followed suit and dressed in a gown that was also embellished with beads, although hers was much more sexy than sweet. The earth-toned dress was 1920s style and Nicole, who is a board member, stuck to her theme by styling her golden tresses into finger waves. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Famous friends: The pair are both boardmembers and Jessica was guest of honour at the star-studded event

Heidi Klum is a busy soccer mom!

Doting: As the family headed back to the car, doting mother Heidi scooped little Lou up into her arms as the youngster snacked on a healthy treatIt’s a tough look to pull off. But supermodel Heidi Klum managed to make a mix of spots and stripes stylish over the weekend.

The 39-year-old looked great as she stepped out with her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen and her children to watch son Henry play football on Saturday in Brentwood.

The Project Runway star opted for some tie-dye cream and black print leggings and wore a matching spotted long-sleeve shirtdress over the top. She paired the ensemble with some printed suede ankle boots and a leopard print clutch.

Heidi, Martin and her two daughters, Leni and Lou, were showing their support for Henry during the game. At one point Heidi held Henry close and gave him a kiss on his forehead as the youngster looked a little bit down during the match.

Leni who wore a Star Wars T-shirt for the outing, skipped alongside Heidi’s beau as they made their way around the pitch. The pair chatted away, clearly showing that Heidi’s children get along well with their mother’s new boyfriend.

As the family headed back to the car, doting mother Heidi scooped little Lou up into her arms as the youngster snacked on a healthy treat. Heidi had dressed her three-year-old in an American Flag T-shirt and a black ra-ra skirt.
The family outing comes after Heidi and Martin returned from a recent trip to London. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Spots and stripes: Heidi Klum looked great as she stepped out with her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen and her children to watch son Henry play football on Saturday in BrentwoodSpots and stripes: Heidi Klum looked great as she stepped out with her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen and her children to watch son Henry play football on Saturday in Brentwood Tie-dye style: The Project Runway star opted for some tie-dye cream and black print leggings and wore a matching spotted long-sleeve shirtdress over the topTie-dye style: The Project Runway star opted for some tie-dye cream and black print leggings and wore a matching spotted long-sleeve shirtdress over the top The clan: Heidi stepped out with Martin and her two daughters, Leni and Lou, to cheer on HenryThe clan: Heidi stepped out with Martin and her two daughters, Leni and Lou, to cheer on Henry Cuddle: At one point Heidi held Henry close and gave him a kiss on his forehead as the youngster looked a little bit down during the matchCuddle: At one point Heidi held Henry close and gave him a kiss on his forehead as the youngster looked a little bit down during the match Ritual: Heidi and Martin attend Henry’s football matches nearly every weekendRitual: Heidi and Martin attend Henry's football matches nearly every weekendGetting along well: Leni, who wore a Star Wars T-shirt for the outing, skipped alongside Heidi’s beau as they made their way around the pitchGetting along well: Leni who wore a Star Wars T-shirt for the outing, skipped alongside Heidi's beau as they made their way around the pitch Stars and stripes: Heidi had dressed her three-year-old in an American Flag T-shirt and a black ra-ra skirtStars and stripes: Heidi had dressed her three-year-old in an American Flag T-shirt and a black ra-ra skirt Family time: Heidi was relishing in some family time following her recent trip to LondonFamily time: Heidi was relishing in some family time following her recent trip to LondonStriking pair: Heidi and Martin were seen strolling through JFK airport on Thursday after jetting in from LondonStriking pair: Heidi and Martin were seen strolling through JFK airport on Thursday after jetting in from London

Sidney Poitier is honored in the Bahamas…

Actor/Activist Sidney Poitier was honored in the Bahamas at a star-studded gala on  Saturday, November 4, 2012. Attendees included Jennifer Hudson, who also performed for the actor, and several Hollywood heavy hitters including Oprah Winfrey, as the island nation marked its 40th year of independence. Once a British Colony, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas became fully independent in 1973.

The gala honored Poitier, an American-Bahamian actor, and was part of a week-long festivity. Born in Miami to Bahamian parents, the 85-year-old grew up to become a Hollywood legend.

In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. He has also won a BAFTA Film Award, three Golden Globes, a U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Honorary Oscar. Via DailyMail.

Man of the hour: Actor and activist Sydney Poitier was the guest of honor at the gala celebrationMan of the hour: Actor and activist Sydney Poitier was the guest of honor at the gala celebrationSinging Sidney’s praises: Jennifer performed a string of hits as part of a tribute to Sidney PoitierStunning new look: Jennifer Hudson wore her hair styled in a curly pompadour on Saturday night at a gala in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Naomi Campbell arrives in India to prepare for boyfriend’s birthday…

Naomi Campbell has touched down at Jodhpur, India to put the finishing touches to her lavish plans for her Russian boyfriend’s 50th birthday. She was seen in Jodhpur, wearing her famous pout and a pretty white dress.

Hiding her eyes behind a pair of sunglasses and barely looking at the photographers, she seemed fully concentrated on the big event to mark her boyfriend’s birthday on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old supermodel is reportedly plotting a birthday extravaganza for billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin.

Around 80 celebrity friends are expected to attend the lavish celebrations, which reportedly includes paying Diana Ross more than $500,000 to perform at the bash. The celebrations will include one event at a palatial hotel and another at a historic fort.

One of her reported plans include organizing an elephant polo match in the area. However, it has not gone down too well with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

PETA’s Benazir Suraiya said: ‘It’s sad and predictable for this clueless woman to exploit India’s national treasure, the elephant, an animal with more dignity and intelligence than she can ever dream of.’

Campbell sent out email invitations that featured Doronin underwater – 007 style – with a seabob, a hand-held propulsion device. She is said to have used the services of Paris-based travel expert Omar Cherif, who owns OC Travel.

A source told Page Six: ‘No expense has been spared. Naomi’s team is even helping their friends secure visas. It will be the party of the century.’

Miss Campbell and Mr. Doronin have been dating since 2008, and in 2010 he threw her a lavish 40th birthday party on the French Riviera, flying in the Black Eyed Peas and Grace Jones. The guest list featured Donatella Versace, Kate Moss, Giorgio Armani, Jennifer Lopez and Mr. Doronin’s fellow Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Via DailyMail.

Planning ahead: Naomi Campbell arrives at Jodhpur days before her boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthdayPlanning ahead: Naomi Campbell arrives at Jodhpur days before her boyfriend Vladimir Doronin's 50th birthdayLavish: The birthday extravaganza will reportedly include an appearance from Diana Ross and an Elephant polo matchLavish: The birthday extravaganza will reportedly include an appearance from Diana Ross and an Elephant polo matchWell prepared: Campbell sent out email invitations that featured Mr Doronin underwater – 007 style – with a seabobWell prepared: Campbell sent out email invitations that featured Mr Doronin underwater - 007 style - with a seabobIn love: Vladamir has been in a relationship with Vladamir for four yearsIn love: Vladamir has been in a relationship with Vladamir for four years

1st look into Naomi Campbell‘s lavish party for Vlad Doronin…

It’s set to be one of the most star-studded parties of the year and no expense has been spared. Naomi Campbell has gone all-out for her billionaire boyfriend’s 50th birthday party in Jodhpur after hiring out the entire 15th century Mehrangarh Fort.

A team of staff have been working day and night to get the venue ready for Vladimir Doronin’s party on Wednesday and their efforts seem to have paid off. With a high-profile guest list including Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, Bob Geldof, Sarah Ferguson and Diana Ross, the scene is being set for one of the most lavish parties they’ve ever seen.

The enormous venue has kept to Rajasthani themes, with the main room decorated in bright colors  with comfortable beds and cushions scattered everywhere.

Following the Bond style e-invites that guests received, which featured images of Vladimir underwater a la 007, a giant portrait of the birthday boy and Naomi posing under the title ‘For Your Eyes Only’ has been hung in the main party room.

Diana Ross, who’s reportedly been paid £500,000 to sing at the party, will perform in the Zenana Courtyard.

The entire outside of the historic fort, which was used to film scenes for The Dark Knight Rises, will be lit up in pink and yellow for the Russian businessman’s party, tested out the night before. Visit DailyMail to continue reading the party details…

Preparations underway: The historic Mehrangarh Fort is already being decorated ahead of Wednesday’s partyPreparations underway: The historic Mehrangarh Fort is already being decorated ahead of Wednesday's partyParty venue: The fort is decked out in traditional Rajasthani themesParty venue: The fort is decked out in traditional Rajasthani themesLap of luxury: The guests will be able to explore a number of beautifully decorated rooms within the fortLap of luxury: The guests will be able to explore a number of beautifully decorated rooms within the fortFor Your Eyes Only: Naomi Campbell and boyfriend Vladimir Doronin are depicted as Bond stars in a huge portrait hung in one of the main roomsFor Your Eyes Only: Naomi Campbell and boyfriend Vladimir Doronin are depicted as Bond stars in a huge portrait hung in one of the main roomsAll lit up: The fort is lit in pink and yellow in a test run before Wednesday’s partyAll lit up: The fort is lit in pink and yellow in a test run before Wednesday's partyTest run: Fireworks light up the sky ahead of the lavish 50th birthday partyTest run: Fireworks light up the sky ahead of the lavish 50th birthday party More muted: Some rooms offer less bright colour themesTraditional: Naomi has tried to stay in keeping with traditional Rajasthani themes as she has the party decoratedLoved up: The couple have been dating since 2008 and reside in MoscowA-list friends: Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince are among the star-studded guests who have already flown in to Jodhpur for the partyFit for a duchess: Sarah Ferguson is spotted arriving on MondaySuperstar: Diana Ross arrives in India to perform at the birthday party for Naomi Campbell’s billionaire boyfriendHe’s dressed for the heat: Bob Geldof lands in Jodhpur ready for the celebrationsMajestic: the lobby at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India Luxury: The bedrooms at the Umaid Bhawan PalaceDive in: The swimming pool at the Umaid Bhawan Palace

Naomi Campbell’s extravagant birthday bash for boyfriend Vlad Doronin…

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Naomi dons her sari, while still wearing her shades

It was dubbed the ‘party of the year’ – and it looks like Naomi Campbell really exceeded herself at the celebrations for her boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday.

After spending millions on a lavish two-day Indian extravaganza for the Russian businessman’s birthday, one of the supermodel’s good friends gave a tantalizing glimpse at how the A list partied.

W Magazine Fashion & Style Director Edward Enninful scored a ticket to the birthday bash in Jodhpur and proceeded to tweet a string of intimate pictures from the event, proclaiming: ‘Naomi Campbell is throwing the most amazing party right now in India xoxo #partyoftheyear.’

The starry crowd, including supermodels Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova and Karolina Kurkova, and the Duchess of York, dressed up twice. On Monday night they donned full Indian regalia for a party held at the majestic 15th century Mehrangarh Fort – and then 1930s black tie at a bash that resembled The Great Gatsby last night.

Thirties glamour: Naomi Campbell looking chic alongside fashion friend Edward Enninful at the second party last night

Mr. Enninful and Naomi Campbell

Supermodel Kate, 38, who looked captivating in gold lame and red lipstick, with her blond hair curled like a 1930s siren and was duly nicknamed ‘Kitty Kat’ by Mr Enninful to his 29,144 followers.

Mr Enninful was joined by a gaggle of fashion stars, and posted pictures of designers including Zac Posen, Stefano Pilati, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot.
On Monday, Miss Campbell, 42, was seen wearing a flowing white sari, trimmed with orange and teamed, of course, with sunglasses and her mobile phone.

Diva: Diana Ross hits the stage in a wonderfully opulent red gown

Diva: Diana Ross hit the stage in an opulent red gown

While last night, she looked truly stunning as she donned a bejeweled headpiece, feathers and fake eyelashes to join guests at a party that was created to look like a 1930s Art Deco nightclub.

Clearly overwhelmed, Mr Enninful tweeted a picture of the model today, adding: ‘The incomparable naomicampbell! Thank you for the best party ever xoxo.’

He also posted pictures of superstar Diana Ross, 66, who was flown in to perform for the crowd for a $500,000 fee – and wore an extraordinary red gown – exclaiming: ‘Diana Ross (Miss Ross) singing tonight at the party. A-may-zing xoxo. As well as this, there were pictures of the vintage Rolls Royces used to ferry the guests, adding ‘travelling in style.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The incomparable Naomi Campbell: the Streatham-born supermodel looks stunningThe incomparable Naomi Campbell: the Streatham-born supermodel looks stunning‘Kitty Kat': Kate Moss wows in gold lame at the Indian extravaganza last night'Kitty Kat': Kate Moss wows in gold lame at the Indian extravaganza last nightWho Eva’s that: Supermodel Eva Herzigova and mystery friendWho Eva's that: Supermodel Eva Herzigova and mystery friend How decadent: The 1930’s Art Deco nightclub settingHow decadent: The 1930's Art Deco nightclub setting Lavish: Fireworks light up the sky above Mehrangarh Fort on Tuesday nightLavish: Fireworks light up the sky above Mehrangarh Fort on Tuesday nightColourful: Guests reclined on beds piled high with colourful cushions for the partyColourful: Guests reclined on beds piled high with colourful cushions for the partyMulti-coloured: candles and striped-chairs decorated the rooms of the FortMulti-coloured: candles and striped-chairs decorated the rooms of the Fort

Comedian Eddie Murphy is definitely KolorBlind!

Eddie Murphy was smiling like the cat who got the cream when he appeared on stage on Saturday night. And no wonder, for he just taken great delight in showing off his glamour model girlfriend Paige Butcher on the red carpet in the run-up to a special TV tribute evening.

Admirers and peers alike paid tribute to the comedy legend as part of Spike TV’s Eddie Murphy: One Night Only. He seemed like he was having an even better time beforehand however, as he openly flirted with the 33-year-old Australian as they completed the pre-show preliminaries.

And he had a right to feel pleased with himself, as the 51-year-old is almost 20 years older than his latest squeeze. She showed off the form that has made her a men’s magazine favorite in a tight-fitting blue dress that seemed to put Eddie in an ebullient mood.

His vigor seemed obvious as he chatted to television reporters about his big night, while the blonde beauty stood obediently beside him. The saucy Aussie, who previously dated hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and macho model Tyson Beckford, looked equally thrilled to be basking in the Beverly Hills Cop favorite’s reflected glory.

But it was also a family affair for the funnyman, as his little brother Charlie, who won fame of his own after starring in a series of hilarious skits on Chapelle’s Show, was also there.

But a host of big names had also turned out to salute the Trading Places star’s fantastic rise to stardom. The likes of Samuel L Jackson, Jamie Foxx and Russell Brand were just some of the more notable stars.

The show is paying homage to Eddie’s journey from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian, to the record-breaking ‘Raw’, which remains the highest grossing stand-up film of all time.

It also examines his unforgettable characters and impressions from Saturday Night Live such as Buckwheat, Gumby, Mr. Robinson and James Brown. Via DailyMail.

In a good mood: The vigorous star was ready for action at the taping of Eddie Murphy: One Night Only in Beverly Hills on SaturdayIn a good mood: The vigorous star was ready for action at the taping of Eddie Murphy: One Night Only in Beverly Hills on SaturdayShe has a type: Paige Butcher seems to have a penchant for millionaires as she previously dated Russell SimmonsShe has a type: Paige Butcher seems to have a penchant for millionaires as she previously dated Russell SimmonsStar of the show: His latest squeeze had to take a back seat while he lapped up the attention from the pressStar of the show: His latest squeeze had to take a back seat while he lapped up the attention from the pressFive of Eddie’s eight children: Eric, Christian, Bria, Shayne and Myles celebrating with their dadHell bent for leather: His cheeky brother Charlie stole some of the limelight in an eye-catching leather jacketHell bent for leather: His cheeky brother Charlie stole some of the limelight in an eye-catching leather jacketTaking her toyboy for a treat: Fanita Presman brought along director Brett Ratner to the exciting eventFoxx and hound: Jamie looked delighted to be sharing the stage with such a prominent starIn the Raw: Comedian Tracy Morgan will have a whole new set of female fans after donning this outfitA little help: As Adam Sandler could not memorise his tribute he brought a piece of paper on stageA little help: As Adam Sandler could not memorise his tribute he brought a piece of paper on stage

Spotted: Bradley Cooper and Rashida Jones…

Soho House was the place to be on Friday night: Bradley Cooper, Rashida Jones and Molly Sims kicked off their weekends by visiting the West Hollywood hotspot.

Seated on a big comfy couch, Cooper relaxed with three other men – who looked like business associates, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

“Bradley was beaming with happiness,” the source says of the Silver Linings Playbook actor. “He was very engaged in conversation, but every now and then would look out the large windows to enjoy the amazing view.”

Jones looked “funky and adorable” the source adds. Wearing a high ponytail, black framed glasses, jeans and a sweater, the Parks and Recreation actress was joined by a male friend as she greeted other guests.

“She was laughing and joking and really lively throughout the night,” the source says.

Joined by husband Scott Stuber, Sims wore long maxi dress.

“She was posted up on the corner of the table, surrounded by a few girlfriends,” the source says. “They were chatting away and making each other giggle. Molly was just beaming with happiness.”

Lolo Jones picked for World Cup bobsled spot…

Lolo Jones waiting for her run at the U.S. women's bobsled push championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. Jones says she's still planning to compete in hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Only now, a trip to the 2014 Sochi Games may come first. Jones was one of 24 athletes selected to the U.S. bobsled team Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Lynch, File)Lolo Jones’ international bobsled debut will come at the sport’s highest level — the World Cup circuit.

The Olympic hurdler was one of three women’s push athletes selected to compete for the U.S. in this weekend’s World Cup opener at Lake Placid, N.Y. Jones, who tried the sport for the first time just last month, will be in the back of USA-3 with Jazmine Fenlator as her pilot.

Last month, Jones was one of six push athletes chosen for the women’s national team. That did not guarantee her a spot in a World Cup event, though after the final race-off data was calculated on Sunday night, Jones had her spot.

The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is expected to release the full team lineup, including pairings for the men’s sleds, on Monday.

All three women’s push athletes who were picked by the USBSF for the first World Cup are rookies. Tianna Madison — an Olympic gold medalist sprinter, part of the team that easily broke the world record in the 4×100-meter relay to win the title at the London Games — will be pushing USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers.

And another athlete with a track background, Aja Evans, will push USA-2, piloted by Jamie Greubel. Evans turned heads immediately in Lake Placid by winning the team’s push championship. Visit TheGrio to continue reading…

Halle Berry talks her ‘short hair’…

Halle BerryIt’s been more than three years since Halle Berry famously chopped off her hair, but it’s still an ever-present topic of conversation for the star.

“When I have my short, short hair, that’s when I’m my best self,” she tells PEOPLE. “But hair doesn’t define me. It’s just an accessory that I get to wear, like a handbag or shoes.”

However, at the start of Berry’s career, her lengthy locks did define her, since long hair is so often seen as beautiful in Hollywood.

“I personally fought against that stereotype when I first started acting,” she explains.

“I would go on acting auditions, and every black girl would have this long, curly hair, whether it was real or not. And I would go to these auditions and come back with nothing. So I had to somehow be different.”

Berry actually made her first big cut around 1989. “I remember I went up to my manager’s office and his heart probably stopped beating. And he said: ‘You’re never going to work, you’re not what they want!’ And I said, ‘Good. Let me be something different then.”

Two weeks later, she got her first TV job, as a model on the short-lived ABC series Living Dolls.

“I had short hair and that’s why they chose me — because I was different and not like everyone else. It was the way I kind of rebelled against … the notion that you have to have long hair to be beautiful.”

Khloé Kardashian dieted to prepare for X-Factor…

Before on left. After on right.

How did Khloé Kardashian prepare for her big debut this week as co-host of The X Factor?

One word. Diet.

“I tried to cut out a lot of sweets,” Kardashian, 28, told reporters after Thursday’s show. “And I love … cheese. [Cheese] is not a sweet, but …. I don’t care.”

An admitted cheese-o-holic, she likes “cheese on anything, I don’t care. … [I] binge eat,” she says, then, with a laugh, adds, “and cry.”

Kardashian does take shaping up seriously: “It’s always going to be a lifelong thing for me. And I’m not where I want to be.”

Still, she’s gained some perspective. “When I used to do things like crash diets or things too fast, it never stuck because it wasn’t a lifestyle change,” she says. “So for this, I’m working out consistently like three to five days a week … It’s been harder. But I’m just changing my diet slowly.”

As for how she looked on the show, Simon Cowell went so far as to say on-air that her nipples were showing. Visit People.com to continue reading…

Spotted: Kelly Ripa with no makeup!

She’s used to piling on the make-up to front her daytime chat show. But Kelly Ripa opted for an au naturel look as she stepped out on a shopping trip this weekend.

Letting her natural beauty shine through, the 42-year-old TV presenter seemed to be completely bare-faced as she enjoyed a spot of retail therapy at upscale store Zadig and Voltaire in New York City.

And the former All My Children star’s overall look certainly wasn’t suffering from her lack of make-up, with Kelly displaying flawless skin and bright eyes.

The television personality opted for a casual ensemble as she stepped out on her shopping trip, wrapping up from the cool weather in a grey belted puffa jacket.

Kelly teamed her snuggly coat with black skinny jeans, which showed off her slim figure, and stylish tan boots, and the star made sure to add a touch of glamour to her daytime look with a black Hermes handbag.

It would seem the star is making good use of her cozy outerwear after being spotted in the jacket on a number of occasions this week alone.

It’s been an eventful week for the blonde, who continued fronting Live With Kelly & Michael alongside co-host Michael Strahan in spite of Hurricane Sandy battering New York.

The likes of The View and Jimmy Kimmel Live were cancelled as wind and rain lashed down upon the Big Apple, but Kelly and Michael filmed in front of an audience of just a few dozen. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Au naturel: Kelly Ripa went make-up free as she stepped out on a shopping trip in New York City over the weekendAu naturel: Kelly Ripa went make-up free as she stepped out on a shopping trip in New York City over the weekendDaring to bare: The 42-year-old star showed off her flawless skin as she enjoyed a spot of retail therapyDaring to bare: The 42-year-old star showed off her flawless skin as she enjoyed a spot of retail therapy Glam: The star showcased her stunning red carpet look at the 29th Annual Night Of Stars event late last monthGlam: The star showcased her stunning red carpet look at the 29th Annual Night Of Stars event late last month

Spotted: Nicole Scherzinger out and about…

A vision in black: Despite her worried facial expressions, Nicole looked stylish in a pretty black dress She’s been delighting viewers of the X Factor on a weekly basis with her sartorial choices, quirky comments and happy-go-lucky attitude. But things don’t always seem to be going great with Nicole Scherzinger and it appears the singer is starting to feel the strain.

The 34-year-old star was spotted having dinner on Sunday night after the X Factor live show looking worried and burying her head in her hands.

Nicole was joined by friends including fellow judge Louis Walsh as she stepped out for a meal at C Restaurant in Mayfair, where she looked glum and upset.
The star was seen rubbing her temples and biting her nails, despite the fact her act Rylan Clark made it past the sing-off.

Perhaps she was worried about her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, who was forced to quit during his latest race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix due to a car failure.Worried: Nicole Scherzinger stepped out for dinner in London on Sunday following the dramatic X Factor resultIt’s a nail biter: The 34-year-old seems to be feeling the strain of having a long distance relationship and judging on the X FactorIt's a nail biter: The 34-year-old seems to be feeling the strain of having a long distance relationship and judging on the X FactorFriends backstage: Nicole was joined by fellow judge Louis Walsh for the dinner at London’s C RestaurantFriends backstage: Nicole was joined by fellow judge Louis Walsh for the dinner at London's C RestaurantTucking in: The singer enjoyed a pasta dish at the London hotspotTucking in: The singer enjoyed a pasta dish at the London hotspot

Despite the fact that the dinner at the London hotspot didn’t appear to be a happy occasion, Nicole looked lovely as she dressed up for the night out.
The former Pussycat Doll changed into a different outfit after the show and was dressed in a little black dress with lace on the front, that she wore with a sophisticated blazer and a pair of black stiletto’s.

Her long black hair was braided at the front and tied in a bun, but Nicole failed to smile as she left the restaurant and stepped into an awaiting taxi after she had a bite to eat.

And even though her career is going from strength-to-strength after her new role as a judge on the X Factor has been welcomed by delighted viewers, not everything appears to be peachy for Nicole.

She recently spoke out about the difficulty of having a long distance relationship with boyfriend Lewis, who sadly lost his race after his car slowed down and then stopped on Saturday. She told The Sun that she’s been finding it hard being away from him and not being able to support him all the time.

‘I wouldn’t wish a long-distance relationship on anyone, Lewis would say the same,’ she said. ‘But if it’s worth it, you fight for it. We try to see each other as much as possible.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Don’t worry: The star did have a successful night after her act Rylan made it through the sing offDon't worry: The star did have a successful night after her act Rylan made it through the sing offShowing the strain: Nicole’s friends didn’t seem to have done a good job in cheering her up as she looked as glum all throughout the dinnerShowing the strain: Nicole's friends didn't seem to have done a good job in cheering her up as she looked as glum all throughout the dinnerGloom: The singer had a sad expression on her face even after she had a bite to eat with her friendsGlum: The singer had a sad expression on her face even after she had a bite to eat with her friends

The 2012 MOBO Awards: Emeli Sandé wins big!

She wowed the country with her performances during both the opening and the closing ceremonies of the Olympics this summer, and Emeli Sandé is continuing her reign as music’s hottest new thing. The Heaven singer picked up three gong at the MOBO Awards on Saturday evening, making her the biggest winner of the night.

The 25-year-old biracial pop star was awarded Best R&B/Soul, Best Album and Best Female Act at the awards gala that was held in the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The star beamed as she carried her three awards back home, dressed in an elegant red satin top and black pencil skirt.

Emeli, who was first featured at the MOBO Awards in 2010, also opened the evening with a performance of a specially crafted rendition of her hit song My Kind of Love.

Clutching her three awards after the ceremony, Sande said she was ‘over the moon’ with her haul.

She added: ‘I really didn’t expect to win three and getting the Album of the Year was a big thing for me, so I feel like all the hard work pays off when you get acknowledgement like that.’

The singer was in good company, as other stars including Nicki Minaj, JLS and Rita Ora also received awards for their contributions to the R&B music industry.

The night was hosted by Miquita Oliver and Adam Deacon, as celebrities and music artists including Jennifer Metcalfe, Delilah and Rebecca Ferguson were all in attendance.

Plan B was also one of the big winners of the evening, as he received accolades for Best Male Act and Best Hip Hop/Grime, which he collected from pop star Rita Ora.

Meanwhile, the RIP singer herself flew in especially from the United States to pick up her first award ever, that of Best Newcomer. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Winning! Emeli Sandé was the star of the evening as she went home with three MOBO AwardsWinning! Emeli Sandé was the star of the evening as she went home with three MOBO AwardsSimplicity is the key!My Kind of Love: The popular singer also opened the awards gala with a special rendition of her hit songMy Kind of Love: The popular singer also opened the awards gala with a special rendition of her hit song Read All About It: The star wowed the star-studded audience with her performance at the awards doRead All About It: The star wowed the star-studded audience with her performance at the awards doShe won: Emeli said she was ‘over the moon’ to pick up three awards, making her the biggest winner of the nightShe won: Emeli said she was 'over the moon' to pick up three awards, making her the biggest winner of the nightHappy as Larry: Rota Ora clearly enjoyed herself as she won her first ever award on Saturday nightHappy as Larry: Rota Ora clearly enjoyed herself as she won her first ever award on Saturday nightEverybody jump: Labrinth made a spectacular dive across the stage as he performed during the galaEverybody jump: Labrinth made a spectacular dive across the stage as he performed during the galaStill got it: Former X Factor star Misha B also took to the stage during the bash in Liverpool to perform her latest songStill got it: Former X Factor star Misha B also took to the stage during the bash in Liverpool to perform her latest songFor the young ones: 19-year-old Conor Maynard also wowed the crowd with his setFor the young ones: 19-year-old Conor Maynard also wowed the crowd with his setNewcomer: Singer Angel sported an amour inspired outfit as he took to the stage during the ceremonyNewcomer: Singer Angel sported an amour inspired outfit as he took to the stage during the ceremonySmiling lads: JLS took to the stage to pick up the gong for Best Video and seemed pretty pleased about itSmiling lads: JLS took to the stage to pick up the gong for Best Video and seemed pretty pleased about it

‘Alesha’s father was right. Black artists DO have to work harder, there are more obstacles': MOBO founder Kanya King on succeeding in the British music industry…

Kanya King founded the MOBO awards in her bedroom in 1996Biracial Dixon, spoke out recently about some parental advice she received in her youth. The singer’s father predicted she would never get anywhere in the British music industry because of the color of her skin.

And now Kanya King, who is of African and British Caucasian ancestry and founder of the MOBO Awards (Music Of Black Origin), has revealed that finding success as a black woman in 90s Britain was tougher than it is today.

Speaking to MailOnline, King said: ‘My father came from Ghana and always said to me, “Education education education”, because he felt that as a mixed-race child I would need to work harder than everyone else.

‘Discipline and focus was very important. He would tell me: “As an African you are going to have obstacles and you are going to be challenged”.

‘He instilled in me from a very early age that I had to be the best I could be.’

King founded the MOBOs in 1996 as an awards which would recognize and celebrate artists – of any ethnicity or nationality – performing black music. King continued: ‘Back then I had a hard time convincing people that an urban awards ceremony was even needed.

‘There was a huge gap in the market – urban genres weren’t recognized by the mainstream media, so there was certainly an element of not knowing quite how to market a black artist.’

But things, she feels, are very different now: ‘There has been a huge shift in perspective since then, and now there’s a great sense of Team UK within the urban music scene, a group of people who have rallied around each other and carved their own niche.’

‘We established our own unique style of music. UK garage, grime, British hip-hop, dance-hall, dubstep: we developed our own genres as opposed to just emulating our American counterparts. We started to do something original, and labels finally understood how to create a buzz around black and urban artists.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Kanya King, left, with Alesha Dixon, right, announcing that Glasgow would be the host city for the 2011 MOBO awardsKanya King, left, with Alesha Dixon, right, announcing that Glasgow would be the host city for the 2011 MOBO awards

Spotted: Amber Rose and her beach bump…

Screen shot 2012-11-05 at 7.17.10 AMMom-to-be Amber Rose kept her growing belly under cover during a trip to the beach this weekend. The 29-year-old shows off her cool retro maternity style in a new pic posted to Twitter.

Amber, who is expecting her first child – a boy! – with her fiance Wiz Khalifa, also Tweeted about her changing figure, joking: “I officially have a “Bootydo” my stomach sticks out more than my booty do ”

With her due date approaching, Amber doesn’t seem to have any childbirth jitters.

“I’m so ready. I’m going all-natural. I’ve decided that I’m going to have an all-natural water birth,” she recently told XXL magazine. “No medicine. I want those bragging rights. The next time Wiz has a stomach ache or anything, I’ll say, ‘I popped out a baby all-natural.’” Via CelebBabyScoop.

Spotted: martial arts brothers Prince and Blanket Jackson….

It was nothing but martial arts for the Jackson brothers last weekend. Last Saturday, we spotted 15-year-old Prince Jackson leaving his Brazilian jiu-jitsu class in Beverly Hills, Calif. The following day, his little brother Blanket, 10, was all smiles after karate in Calabasas. Via CelebBabyScoop.

Spotted: Eva Mendes at the Holy Motors premiere in L.A.

Beautiful Latina actress Eva Mendes was in attendance at the Holy Motors premiere in L.A. She looked glamourous in her vintage lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana. It’s clear what Ryan Gosling saw in this beauty. Via FashionBomb.

Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos support fellow judge at awards dinner…

Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger turned out to support Gary Barlow as he was honoured with a gala dinner last week Monday. The Take That singer has been heralded for his musical achievements and charity work at the Music Industry Trust Awards Dinner.

The bash, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, was held in air of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and BRIT Trust and organised by the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).

Both Tulisa and Nicole opted for black gowns as they posed on the red carpet, while Gary looked dapper in a Dolce & Gabbana suit. 

Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa looked classy in a mid-calf length black satin number with wide belt and peep-toe shoes.

However, her fellow judge Nicole decided to sex things up in a floor-length satin number with cut-out panels.

Also from the X Factor ‘family’ were host Dermot O’Leary and Xtra Factor co-host Caroline Flack. TV presenter Caroline shunned her usual signature shorts style for a leather mini-skirt and blouse.

And it wasn’t just the X Factor gang in attendance, Kimberley Walsh, Myleene Klass, Alesha Dixon, Jason Donovan and Donny Osmond also got their glad rags on. Both Myleene and Kimberley opted for striking red dresses, while Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha flashed her pins in a flirty white mini dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bringing sexy back: The cut-out frock showed off Nicole’s stunning figureLook who’s here: Gary was thrilled when his Take That bandmate Robbie Williams joined him on-stageDuet: The two men performed together to the delight of the audienceDuet: The two men performed together to the delight of the audience

2012 Lagos Fashion Week: Tiffany Amber…

We got our first look at Nigerian design label, Tiffany Amber‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection “Rhythm of Africa” during the ARISE show at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week presentation in September 2012.

For the label’s 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week presentation, fashion lovers were giving a first class opportunity to re-see the critically acclaimed collection, which includes more pieces than the first presentation in New York.

According to the creative director of the label, Folake Folarin-Coker, Tiffany Amber Nigeria tells a “Print Story” with its latest collection, Rhythm of Africa, continuing the love for print which reached its peak in 2009 when the label’s creative director and Founder, created a capsule collection in collaboration with one of the greatest African artists of our time, Kolade Oshinowo.

On the inspiration for the collection, she said: “I have always been in love with music. Why? Because music moves me to the depths of my soul. The drum – the sensation it invokes in the spirit and mind. The beat – the rhythm has a different meaning to everyone yet is a coherent universal language.”

“I thought…how can I depict the sensation of the beat, the pulsing beat of the rhythm? And there I had it…the birth of the Spring Summer 2013 Tiffany Amber collection, which encapsulates the Rhythm of Africa.” Visit BellaNaija to view the full collection…

The Kardashians cover British Cosmopolitan Magazine’s December issue. Khloe Kardashian: ‘Who cares if I’m not a size zero, I don’t want to be!’

The full interview appears in the December issue of British Cosmopolitan (on sale 8th November)Standing tall at 5ft 10in, Khloe Kardashian towers over her sisters Kim and Kourtney, with many critics accusing her of looking larger in width as well as height. But despite unfair comparisons with her diminutive older sisters, Khloe admits she struggles with her fluctuating weight.

And while accepting she’ll never be size zero, she admits she does feel insecure about her body. As she poses in a family photo shoot for the British edition of Cosmopolitan magazine, Khloe opens up about her weight issues.

She tells the December issue of the glossy: ‘It isn’t easy. My weight fluctuates, like any normal girl, and I have times when I feel insecure.’

‘So if I come under scrutiny at one of those times, then I might get really down on myself. But the next day, I might be like, “Oh, f**k off, I’m so much better than that.”

‘I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off… Who cares if I’m not a size zero? I don’t want to be. I love my body; I’m healthy, I work out.

‘But I also enjoy life… the more scrutiny I am under, the more confident I become. I am who I am. I can’t do anything about it, and I love who I am.’

When it comes to Kim receiving confidence, she admits she turns to rapper boyfriend Kanye West. She gushes: ‘My boyfriend. He’s great at boosting my confidence. He gives me compliments in every way possible.’

However, the trio admit they wish they had the confidence their younger sister Kylie, 16, has at her age. Kourtney explains: ‘I think our sister Kylie [16] has such confidence; it’s just amazing.’

Despite in the process of ending her second marriage, Kim admits she turns to Kylie for relationship advice. Visit DailyMail to continue reading the Cosmopolitan Magazine interview…

Body confidence: (L-R) Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian talk about their figures in the December issue of CosmopolitanBody confidence: (L-R) Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian talk about their figures in the December issue of CosmopolitanMonochrome chic: The trio preen and pout for the camera in this sexy black and white shotMonochrome chic: The trio preen and pout for the camera in this sexy black and white shotLooking svelte: Khloe seen at Fox’s The X-Factor Finalists Party at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills on Tuesday nightLooking svelte: Khloe seen at Fox's The X-Factor Finalists Party at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills on Tuesday night

Ashley Madekwe is a fashionista!

Biracial actress Ashley Madekwe was spotted at the the Melbourne Cup on Monday in a spearmint and white Wren dress by Australian brand Camilla and Marc. She looked every inch a fashionista as she posed. Via FashionBomb.

Spotted: Heidi Klum and kids shopping and enjoying ice-cream!

Yummy mummy: The blonde star made sure she paid special attention to all of her childrenShe’s an international supermodel, but Heidi Klum always makes time for her family. The 39-year-old star was spotted out and about with her children and boyfriend Martin Kristen on Sunday enjoying a fun day out.

Taking her brood shopping in Los Angeles, the blonde star also treated them to an ice cream and even indulged in the sweet treat herself. Although she was dressed down, the mother-of-four still managed to look stylish as she spent some quality time with her children.

Heidi teamed a pair of grey skinny jeans with black knee-high boots and a black and white patterned poncho, which she wore off the shoulder. She completed her casual look with a pair of large dark sunglasses, and wore her blonde hair up in a messy bun.

Under her arm she carried a spotty over-sized clutch bag while tucking into her dessert, as the children enjoyed theirs too. The eldest of her clan, eight-year-old Leni, led the way as the group went up an escalator inside the shopping centre.

The blonde child was wearing shorts and a purple T-shirt with sneakers as she pointed out the surroundings to her siblings. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Family day out: Heidi Klum and her boyfriend Martin Kristen take her children shopping in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoonFamily day out: Heidi Klum and her boyfriend Martin Kristen take her children shopping in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoonFeeling protective: Bodyguard Martin kept a watchful eye on Heidi’s children Leni, eight, Henry, seven, five-year-old Johan and the youngest of her clan, three-year-old LouFeeling protective: Bodyguard Martin kept a watchful eye on Heidi's children Leni, eight, Henry, seven, five-year-old Johan and the youngest of her clan, three-year-old Lou Look of concentration: Heidi ate her sweet treat as she and her children made their way up an escalatorLook of concentration: Heidi ate her sweet treat as she and her children made their way up an escalatorMummy’s boy: Young Johan stayed close to the supermodel at all timesMummy's boy: Young Johan stayed close to the supermodel at all timesTaking the lead: Martin is clearly still taking on the role of bodyguard while out and about with the familyTaking the lead: Martin is clearly still taking on the role of bodyguard while out and about with the familySay cheese! Martin kept a serious face at all times as he watched over the youngstersSay cheese! Martin kept a serious face at all times as he watched over the youngstersA helping hand: The family were joined by their female nanny who also kept a close eye on the childrenA helping hand: The family were joined by their female nanny who also kept a close eye on the childrenSmitten: It is thought that Heidi began dating Martin in September after splitting from her husband Seal at the beginning of the yearSmitten: It is thought that Heidi began dating Martin in September after splitting from her husband Seal at the beginning of the yearFamily day out: Heidi looked most pleased to be spending the day with her children and her boyfriendFamily day out: Heidi looked most pleased to be spending the day with her children and her boyfriend

Akon is KolorBlind! Spotted with Venice with new girlfriend!!!

It’s been reported in the past that he has three wives and is father to various children, but it seems that Akon has a new lady in his life. The 39-year-old star looked smitten with his latest girlfriend, whose ethnicity is still unclear, while out and about in Venice over the weekend.

Clearly making the most of the romantic city, the singer and his brunette lady, went on a gondola ride where they looked more than loved-up. As the pair relaxed on a red fluffy seat, and took in the cities breathtaking sights, Akon kept a firm arm around the woman’s shoulders.

Wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and a red and black leather jacket, the hip hop star looked happy and relaxed as his girlfriend placed her hand on his leg.
She had certainly dressed up for the date in the Italian city, and teamed a pair of towering leopard-print studded boots with black shiny leggings, a matching top and a smart blazer.

It was clearly a no expense spared trip as Akon ensured he and his lady friend were in the best surroundings.

On Monday he tweeted a photo of himself relaxing in their chosen accommodation, with the caption: ‘Relaxing in my luxurious hotel in Venice, Italy.’

However, it was only a flying visit for the star as he also shared an image of the crowd at his concert in Abu Dhabi meaning he must have left Italy on Sunday. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happy couple: Akon sports a huge grin as he enjoys a gondola ride with a mystery brunette in Venice on SaturdayHappy couple: Akon sports a huge grin as he enjoys a gondola ride with a mystery brunette in Venice on SaturdaySmitten: The singer kept a firm arm around the brunette as she relaxed her hand on his legSmitten: The singer kept a firm arm around the brunette as she relaxed her hand on his legSailing along: The couple laughed with one another as they took in the sights of the Italian citySailing along: The couple laughed with one another as they took in the sights of the Italian cityShe’s glamorous: The brunette wore leopard-print boots and a blazer while Akon wore jeans and sneakersShe's glamorous: The brunette wore leopard-print boots and a blazer while Akon wore jeans and trainersHappy go lucky: Akon appeared to be in a great mood and laughed when he spotted a photographerHappy go lucky: Akon appeared to be in a great mood and laughed when he spotted a photographerLucky guy: Akon tweeted this photo of himself with the caption: ‘Relaxing in my luxurious hotel in Venice, Italy’Lucky guy: Akon tweeted this photo of himself with the caption: 'Relaxing in my luxurious hotel in Venice, Italy.'

Leona Lewis opens up on romance rumors with Liam Payne…

Leona Lewis at Oxford Street Christmas Tree Lighting

They’ve been linked together romantically since Liam Payne split from his long-term girlfriend in September. And Leona Lewis, the biracial singer, has now opened up about her rumored relationship with the One Direction hunk, admitting the pair have a ‘shared bond’ thanks to their experiences on The X Factor.

Speaking at the Marmite Oxford Street Christmas Lights switch-on on Monday night, she exclusively told MailOnline: ‘We’re friends. We see each other whenever we can, but he’s really busy and so am I.

‘We’ve got a shared bond because of The X Factor. I always forget they were even on the show!’

The pop couple were first linked when they were said to have enjoyed two nights out together, and the 19-year-old star has made no secret of admitting he had a ‘crush’ on the ‘Trouble’ singer.

Liam recently said: ‘I do have a crush on Leona, she’s hot! I have met her. She’s hot. I haven’t eaten dinner with her though.’

But Leona dismissed reports suggesting the rumored couple would be spending the festive period together, explaining that she is planning a family Christmas.

Liam Payne of One Direction

She added: ‘I’ll be spending Christmas in either London or Wales with my family. We always have a big family Christmas and I’m really looking forward to it.’

The 27-year-old beauty also spoke out about the other man in her life, X Factor boss Simon Cowell, admitting the 53-year-old music mogul is a far cry from his Mr Nasty television persona.

Leona told MailOnline: ‘I see him every so often. He’s lovely, we’ve become friends. He’s very honest and that’s why people say he’s mean, he doesn’t candy-coat anything. He’s really funny, smart and charming.’

Although she has an incredible figure, which she showcased at the Marmite Christmas Lights switch-on in a black sequinned bustier and stylish lime green coat, the X Factor winner admitted she avoids dieting and stays in shape by going to Bikram yoga classes whenever she can.

She said: ‘I’m quite curvy and I just try and exercise whenever I can. I don’t do anything hardcore as I’m just not that dedicated. I like to do Bikram yoga a lot, the first few are so hard but after a while you get used to it.’

‘I try not to diet because it never really works for me, if I tell myself I can’t eat something then I tend to want to eat everything in sight.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Shared bond': The 27-year-old singer explained she and Liam are ‘friends’ and see each other when they canOne Direction: Liam with his bandmates, (L-R) Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson

Leona Lewis at the Oxford Street Christmas Tree Lighting

Spotted: Khloe Kardashian looking svelte at the X-Factor Finalists Party in Beverly Hills…

Khloe Kardashian-Odom looked every inch a model at the X-Factor Finalists party in Beverly Hills. Looking svelte, the youngest Kardashian sister paired a turtleneck dress from Skaist Taylor with a pair of shimmering $36 BaubleBar Ice Pavé Drop Earrings and $790 Gianvito Rossi Two Tone Pointed Toe Pumps. Via FashionBomb.

Nicole Scherzinger poses for Marie Claire UK’s December issue…

Celebrity couple: Nicole, pictured with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, said she preferred the spotlight to be on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Celebrity couple: Nicole, pictured with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton

Their on/off romance has captivated fans since they started dating four years ago. But despite her public support for boyfriend Lewis Hamilton at some of his Formula 1 races, Nicole Scherzinger insists they are far from a ‘celebrity couple’.

As she poses in a striking photoshoot for the December issue of Marie Claire UK magazine, the X Factor judge admits she’s content for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to steal their spotlight.

She tells the women’s glossy: ‘I know there are a lot of relationships who, you know… Take Kanye and Kim – well, they’re perfect for the cameras. Lewis and I are a bit more subdued.’

With Lewis based in Monaco and travelling around the world for the Grand Prix and Nicole splitting her time between LA and London, they don’t get to spend much time together.

However, Nicole insists: ‘Lewis and I are a team and we’re really there for each other, and the time we spend together I do cherish. It’s separate from everything else.’

In the interview, Nicole also addressed her friendship with controversial singer Chris Brown.

The singer was forced to publicly deny accusations they were ‘kissing’ in a Hollywood nightclub in September, insisting they were just leaning in to hear each other talk over the loud music.

She explains: ‘I went to a club with my friend, Will.i.am, and talked to my friend, Chris. They got those pictures and now everyone thinks one thing and it’s not the truth. It makes you feel like you can’t do anything.’

Despite Chris’s controversial standing in the public eye after he assaulted girlfriend Rihanna, Nicole remains friends with him. Click to continue reading the interview…

Glamorous: Nicole Scherzinger poses in a black lace dress as she talks about her romance with Lewis HamiltonGlamorous: Nicole Scherzinger poses in a black lace dress as she talks about her romance with Lewis HamiltonKeeping it real: The X Factor judge said she and boyfriend Lewis Hamilton are more ‘subdued’Keeping it real: The X Factor judge said she and boyfriend Lewis Hamilton are more 'subdued'

Kim Kardashian grapples with her thigh-high boots at airport security enroute to London, UK…

Reminiscent: The brunette was seen striding through the terminal in her boots and a racy leather trenchcoat, reminiscent of Carrie-Ann Moss's character Trinity in the hit science fiction filmShe is known for her love of wearing leather, especially of late. But it seems that her shiny attire got Kim Kardashian into a spot of trouble at Miami airport on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old reality star was seen grappling with her thigh-high black boots as she unzipped the footwear to remove them to go through security.

Joined by members of her family, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wore a Matrix-style outfit for her flight.

Earlier, with her young nephew Mason perched on her hip, the brunette was seen striding through the terminal in her boots and a racy leather trenchcoat, reminiscent of Carrie-Ann Moss’s character Trinity in the hit science fiction film.

Kim was travelling with sister Kourtney, Mason and niece Penelope.  The clan are heading to London, possibly taking a break from filming their new reality show Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.

Kim paired her all-leather attire with a crocodile skin Hermes Birkin bag. She wore her brunette tresses out in tumbling waves and had minimal make-up on her complexion.

The reality star played doting aunt to Mason, who looked happy as he cuddled into his aunt. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Flats would have been easier: Kim Kardashian’s nephew Mason looks on as his aunt grapples with her thigh-high boots before they go through security at Miami airport on TuesdayUnzipped: Kim balanced herself against a table as she removed her footwearUnzipped: Kim balanced herself against a table as she removed her footwear A hard task: As many would know removing leather boots is a difficult taskA hard task: As many would know removing leather boots is a difficult task Hell for leather: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wore an all-leather Matrix-style outfit for her flightHell for leather: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wore an all-leather Matrix-style outfit for her flight The clan: Kim was travelling with sister Kourtney, Mason and niece PenelopeThe clan: Kim was travelling with sister Kourtney, Mason and niece Penelope Close: The family all stayed close as they made their way through the airport with securityClose: The family all stayed close as they made their way through the airport with security Something shocking: Kim pulled some odd faces as she made her way through the crowdWearing her heart on her finger: Kim wore a ring with boyfriend Kanye West’s initials, which she was seen fiddling withMatching leather: Meanwhile, Kourtney also wore leather in the form of a fitted blazer worn over a simple black tank and jeans tucked into leather flat bootsMatching leather: Meanwhile, Kourtney also wore leather in the form of a fitted blazer worn over a simple black tank and jeans tucked into leather flat boots Flawless: Kourtney’s hair and make-up was flawless ahead of the flightFlawless: Kourtney's hair and make-up was flawless ahead of the flightJetting around: The trip comes after Kim recently flew to Italy with boyfriend Kanye West for her birthday

Halle Berry for Interview Magazine…

Her gamine crop has become something of a trademark over the years, but Halle Berry – who has accepted an Oscar and played a Bond girl with the short locks is nothing if not versatile. So prepare to see the 46-year-old actress as you’ve never seen her before… because her scintillating shoot for Germany’s Interview magazine really is a thing of wonder.

The mother-of-one, who has designs on moving to Europe (in her case France), looks incredible with a huge afro in a eccentric ensemble for the magazine. With an obvious ’70s feel to it, the shot is screamingly flamboyant compared to the actress’s normal style, but she looks brilliant.

The Diana Ross-esque look is for the November issue of Interview magazine. The publication has released two versions of the cover, which sees the mother of four-year-old Nahla also sporting the big hair.

One cover features the Cloud Atlas star – who is engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez – in colour, while the other is a black & white photo. Berry has been making the rounds at various events, talk shows and premieres, in an effort to promote her new film with Tom Hanks. Visit Interview Magazine to continue reading…

Looking sharp: Halle Berry rocks an afro and a sexy, funky ensemble for a shot inside Germany’s Interview magazineLooking sharp: Halle Berry rocks an afro and a sexy, funky ensemble for a shot inside Germany's Interview magazine C’est chic: Halle looks fantastic with the super short cutC'est chic: Halle looks fantastic with the super short cut

Halle Berry lets Nahla celebrate pajama day!

GObama! Like most of her peers, Halle is a supporter of the President and went to cast her vote for him later in the day It’s slumber party time and Nahla Aubry, four, wore her pink pajamas and pink slippers to school, and she looked ever so cute in them as mom Halle Berry picked her up.  The Oscar winner, 46, carried her daughter’s pink bag and toy as they left school for the day.

But it wasn’t all fun and games for Halle, who is trying to quit the US to love in France with her betrothed, actor Olivier Martinez.

The actress admitted to Chelsea Lately last week that the film she met her fiancé Martinez, 46, on was ‘s**t’.

She was refreshingly open about how it feels to see herself in a box office turkey.

‘You don’t expect it to be as bad as it is sometimes,’ she told host Chelsea Handler according to Us Magazine. ‘Then it comes out, and you think, ‘F**k. That’s what I did?'” Via DailyMail.

Pyjama day! Halle Berry picked up Nahla from school on Tuesday; the little one was wearing her nightwear for a good causeGolden slumbers: While mommy thought about when to cast her vote for the President, Nahla enjoyed a slumber party Golden slumbers: While mommy thought about when to cast her vote for the President, Nahla enjoyed a slumber party Busy day: Nahla had matching paint on her face, suggesting she’d had a busy day Busy day: Nahla had matching paint on her face, suggesting she'd had a busy old day Making it count: The actress knows how valuable the right to vote is, and how hard women fought to get it Making it count: The actress knows how valuable the right to vote is, and how hard women fought to get it

Spotted: Amber Rose stepping out in odd  Long John-inspired dress…

Not her look: Amber has had a glorious pregnancy fashion wise, but this was her off day While many of her friends will be out celebrating on Tuesday night following President Barack Obama’s re-election, pregnant Amber Rose headed to bed.

But not before making a joke in light of her current hiatus from the party scene. The 29-year-old tweeted her excitement around Obama’s win and kidded around in the process:

‘Obama Won!!!! Yay! I’m gonna get so wasted tonight! Lol just kidding ;-) #4MoreYears goodnight my Loves xoxo :-)

‘#TeamAmberRose4Obama #Rosebuds #RoseStuds #VoteObama #Forward2012 :-)’ she wrote.

The fiancee of rapper Wiz Khalifa had earlier been tweeting her support for the President to her over 1.44 million followers.

The former video vixen, who is heavily pregnant with her first child, no doubt had her feet up and watched the election from the comfort of her home.
Her tweets came after she stepped out earlier in the day in an odd-looking Long John-inspired striped dress.
The sporty attire looked like something a toddler would wear, or worse still a prisoner.

Amber has been trying to keep herself occupied while her fiance Khalifa is busy touring.

She took to Twitter last month to reveal her sadness after having to bid farewell to the rapper for two months.
The peroxide blonde tweeted:

‘Daddy is leaving for tour this morning 4 two months…… I’m so sad (tears) :-( I wish I could go with him but there’s too much smoke at his concerts for me and our Lil Wizbud. But I have u guys to keep me company :-)Via DailyMail 

Misfire: Pregnant Amber Rose stepped out in this odd-looking Long John-inspired dress on TuesdayMisfire: Pregnant Amber Rose stepped out in this odd-looking Long John-inspired dress on Tuesday Joking about: Later in the evening, Amber made a joke as she tweeted her excitement surrounding President Obama’s re-electionJoking about: Later in the evening, Amber made a joke as she tweeted her excitement surrounding President Obama's re-electionIn bloom: Amber looked fabulous on her top half on Tuesday, matching the grey of the shirt with spiked purse and silver talonsIn bloom: Amber looked fabulous on her top half on Tuesday, matching the grey of the shirt with spiked purse and silver talons Is he or she kicking? A friend of Amber touched her tummy during the outingIs he or she kicking? A friend of Amber touched her tummy during the outing Jovial: The pair shared a laugh as they stood in the carparkJovial: The pair shared a laugh as they stood in the carpark Grabbing a cool treat.

Exclusive... Pregnant Amber Rose Crushing An Ice Cream Cone

Exclusive... Pregnant Amber Rose Crushing An Ice Cream Cone

Exclusive... Pregnant Amber Rose Crushing An Ice Cream Cone

Exclusive... Pregnant Amber Rose Crushing An Ice Cream Cone

Exclusive... Pregnant Amber Rose Crushing An Ice Cream ConeSo pretty: Amber sailed away in this gorgeous number, she tweeted this picture with the simple caption ‘Beach Day’ last weekSo pretty: Amber sailed away in this gorgeous number, she tweeted this picture with the simple caption 'Beach Day' last week Expectant: Amber Rose instagrammed this picture of her wearing a gorgeous polka dot number with her mother, captioned: ‘My Mommy & her Lil White baby ;-)Expectant: Amber Rose instagrammed this picture of her with her mother, captioned: 'My Mommy & her Lil White baby ;-)' In great form: Amber tweeted this picture of her baby bump at 21 weeksIn great form: Amber tweeted this picture of her baby bump at 21 weeksFamily Woman: Amber tweeted this cartoon drawn by one of Seth MacFarlane’s animatorsFamily Woman: Amber tweeted this cartoon drawn by one of Seth MacFarlane's animators

Heidi Klum to Ellen DeGeneres: “The Bodyguard is my favorite movie!”

Talking romance: Heidi revealed she is 'very happy' with her new lover

Talking romance: Heidi revealed she is ‘very happy’ with her new lover

It chronicles a forbidden love story between a celebrity and the bodyguard tasked with protecting her. And the similarities between Heidi Klum‘s own love life and that of Whitney Houston’s character on The Bodyguard are patently obvious.

Now the Project Runway host has made a joke of the coincidence, saying that she ‘loves’ the cult 1992 movie.

Heidi appeared on Ellen Degeneres’ chatshow on Tuesday and talked about her new romance, saying simply. ‘I’m very happy’.

Ellen replied: ‘I was just wondering if you’ve seen the movie The Bodyguard because I love that movie.’

Heidi immediately got the reference and laughed: ‘I do too. That’s going to be my Halloween costume next year… maybe.’

The 39-year-old then admitted: ‘I’ve actually watched that movie since then… yeah.’ And she added: ‘I had to!’

Heidi and her bodyguard Martin Kristen went public with their romance in September after her seven-year marriage to Seal, the father of her four children, ended early this year. Martin worked for the family during Heidi’s marriage. Visit DailyMail to continue reading.

It’s my favourite! Heidi Klum jokes about watching the film The Bodyguard with Ellen DeGeneres on her show on TuesdayIt's my favourite! Heidi Klum jokes about watching the film The Bodyguard with Ellen DeGeneres on her show on TuesdayHer favorite movie! Heidi admitted that since falling for her own minder she had rewatched the 1992 film The Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney HoustonHer favourite movie! Heidi admitted that since falling for her own minder she had rewatched the 1992 movie The Bodguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney HoustonIn great shape: The Project Runway star shows off her supermodel figure in a transparent black dressIn great shape: The Project Runway star shows off her supermodel figure in a transparent black dress New love: Heidi and her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen arriving at LAX earlier this week; the two went public with their romance in SeptemberNew love: Heidi and her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen arriving at LAX earlier this week; the two went public with their romance in September Thumbs up! Heidi leaves the polling station on Tuesday after voting for her second time as an American citizenThumbs up! Heidi Klum leaves the polling station after voting for her second time as an American citizen

Congrats! Devon Aoki is pregnant with her 2nd child!

Biracial Devon Aoki is pregnant with her second child!

The supermodel-turned-actress and her fiance, James Bailey, are already proud parents to their 17-month-old son, Hunter. And the 30-year-old star’s manager has confirmed to US Weekly that the couple are set to welcome a baby daughter into the world in January.

The Sin City star showed off her baby bump as she stepped out on a shopping trip in Beverly Hills, California, on Tuesday. Looking effortlessly chic in a pretty printed maxi dress, Devon was positively glowing as she chatted away on her mobile phone.

The New Yorker teamed her chic ensemble with a navy blue cardigan, a wide-brimmed hat and an oversized dark brown leather handbag.

Devon’s modelling career kicked off at the tender age of 13 when she was spotted at a concert in New York. Kate Moss later saw her picture in an American magazine and helped get her career off the ground by introducing the brunette beauty to her agent Sarah Doukas, who then signed her to Storm model management when she was 14.

Devon eventually went on to replace Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace and has also posed for such fashion giants as Chanel and Fendi.

She got engaged to James, an American financier, in January 2011, before the couple welcomed little Hunter into the world in June 2011. James blogged at the time: ‘Celebrating the birth of our son and Devon and my anniversary yesterday is more than I could ever ask for. Our family keeps growing.’ Via DailyMail.

Reggie Bush and girlfriend Lilit Avagyan host Publix shopping spree for underprivileged kids…

On Tuesday, Miami Dolphins star running back Reggie Bush and his pregnant girlfriend Lilit Avagyan were on hand to help host the “Fins and Kids” Publix Shopping Spree in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The couple along with 20 current Miami Dolphins players, alumni, members of the Dolphins Women’s Organization and cheerleaders gave 100 underprivileged children from several Miami public schools a $100 gift certificate to shop for a Thanksgiving dinner for their loved ones.

They shopped with the children and helped them select the items for their Thanksgiving dinners.

“Publix and the Miami Dolphins have shared a long history of giving back to our local communities, especially to programs that benefit kids,” 

“To see the joy on the kid’s faces as they got to shop for Thanksgiving dinner with their favorite hometown heroes this evening was priceless.” said Kim Reynolds, Publix Miami media and community relations manager.Via BallerWives

Cymphonique Miller covers Dream Magazine’s Fall issue!

Biracial teen actress/singer Cymphonique Miller graces the cover of the Fall issue of Dream Magazine. Inside the issue she chats about her Nickelodeon show “How To Rock,” her family ties, music and more. To read the interview with Cymphonique, grab the Fall issue of Dream Magazine, which is available for purchase digital and print purchase.

In other Cymphonique news, the young star also attended the 2012 Family Day at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California a few weeks ago. Cymphonique got a chance to pose for pictures with her dad, Master P, and some of her biggest fans while on the red carpet. Currently, Cymphonique is busy working on new music and just finished “Nobody Like You” featuring Jacob Latimore. Via BCK.

Spotted: Eva Mendes engaging in a little retail therapy…

Soaking up sun: The actress looked radiant as the rays beat down on Los AngelesShe stepped out with wild curls just two weeks ago – but it appears the styling misstep was just for her latest movie role. Eva Mendes sported a much more tame look on Wednesday as she enjoyed some retail therapy in Los Angeles.

The 38-year-old beauty pinned her mane half up and was chic and stylish for her relaxing afternoon jaunt. The Hitch star wore a sheer white top paired with a flowing tea-length skirt and low-heeled wedges.

Adding a hint of quirk to the cream palette, she accessorized with a pair of purple Wayfarers as she shopped in trendy West Hollywood.

The outing comes after Eva stepped out late last month on set set of her new movie Clear History – looking starkly different from her normally stylish self. Tucking baggy pants into rain boots on a sunny day in Los Angeles, and with a frighteningly frizzy hairstyle, she was only in character for her latest role – opposite Larry David.

The comedy, written by the comedian, film follows a former marketing executive  at a start-up electric car company (David) who walks away from the company and his 10 per cent stake in the firm after a petty argument with his boss (Jon Hamm). Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Flowing along: Eva Mendes enjoyed some retail therapy in Los Angeles on WednesdayFlowing along: Eva Mendes enjoyed some retail therapy in Los Angeles on WednesdayRiding in style: The Hitch actress added quirk to the cream palette with a pair of purple Wayfarers Riding in style: The Hitch actress added quirk to the cream palette with a pair of purple Wayfarers Understated: Eva went for mostly neutral tonesUnderstated: Eva went for mostly neutral tonesWild child! Eva donned a mop of curls on the set of her new TV movie ‘Clear History’ late last monthWild child: Eva donned a mop of curls on the set of her new TV movie Clear History late last month

Bottoms out: Doutzen Kroes‘ derriere is the star at 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show…

Doutzen Kroes With dozens of statuesque models parading their curves in skimpy underwear, its hard to stand out on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk. But Doutzen Kroes had a secret weapon – her pert derriere.

The Dutch model made a point of showing off her bottom at every possible opportunity, twisting and pointing it to the cameras. First she showed off her behind in a lace pair of pink panties and bra, complete with a profusion of matching pom poms.

Blonde Doutzen wiggled her way down the runway in shiny black shoeboots, holding a black ring. The 27-year-old then switched into an equally revealing white underwear set, with a huge feathered head piece in her hair.

It was then third time lucky as she pulled on some white lace panties and a pair of black feathered wings. This outfit grabbed the attention of Rihanna, who was performing at the prestigious annual show. The singer grabbed a smiling Doutzen’s hand, walking down the runway with her. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Is there an award for best bottom? Doutzen Kroes shows off her rear as she poses on the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New YorkIs there an award for best bottom? Doutzen Kroes shows off her rear as she poses on the catwalk at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New YorkTake another look: The Dutch model flaunts her rear in a silver outfit, complete with huge headdressTake another look: The Dutch model flaunts her rear in a silver outfit, complete with huge headdressLook at my bottom! The mother-of-one certainly made the most of her rounded rearLook at my bottom! The mother-of-one certainly made the most of her rounded rearSharing the spotlight: The model joined singer Rihanna as she sang on the catwalkSharing the spotlight: The model joined singer Rihanna as she sang on the catwalkMy bottom’s perter than yours! The model stalks past Rihanna as the singer performsMy bottom's perter than yours! The model stalks past Rihanna as the singer performsLeading woman: Doutzen, center front, joins Adriana Lima, left, and Candice Swanepoel, right, to lead the final runway walkLeading woman: Doutzen, center front, joins Adriana Lima, left, and Candice Swanepoel, right, to lead the final runway walkAll covered up: Doutzen hid her bottom away beneath a robe before the show got startedAll covered up: Doutzen hid her bottom away beneath a robe before the show got started

Cheryl Cole is bee-utiful in black/yellow outfit at LAX airport…

Sport luxe look: The 29-year-old singer looked chic in a her smart casual outfit that she teamed with a pair of pointed stilettos

Airport chic: all smiles as she makes her way through LAX.

Celebrities can take their style inspiration from all manner of sources and on Thursday Cheryl Cole looked to nature to help with her wardrobe. The British singer stepped out in an outfit that paid homage to the the humble honey bee, as she arrived at LAX airport.

Cheryl, 29, dressed in a pair of loose-fitting black pants and a mustard yellow sleeveless blouse for a chic sports luxe look. The Girls Aloud singer accessorised with a pair of bug-inspired glasses with a hazy maize tint, in keeping with the colour scheme of her ensemble. Instead of choosing a pair of comfy flats for travelling, Cheryl stepped out in a pair of pointed black heels in keeping with her smart casual style.

The Geordie singer has spent a few days with her boyfriend Tre Holloway in Los Angeles but appears to be leaving the dancer on his home turf, as she arrived at the airport on her own ahead of her flight.

The couple have spent lots of time together in recent weeks after Tre accompanied her on her first UK arena solo tour. Despite breaking his leg before the opening night of the Million Lights show, Tre was on hand to offer his support to his girlfriend and travelled to all the venues with the singer. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bee stung style: Cheryl Cole stepped out in a mustard yellow top, black pants and a pair of bug-inspired sunglasses as she arrived at LAX on ThursdayBee stung style: Cheryl Cole stepped out in a mustard yellow top, black trousers and a pair of bug-inspired sunglasses as she arrived at LAX on Thursday Leaving Tre behind: Cheryl’s boyfriend appears to be staying in America while Chery caught a flight back to LondonLeaving Tre behind: Cheryl's boyfriend appears to be staying in America while Chery caught a flight back to London Cute couple: Last Friday Cheryl arrived in Los Angeles with her boyfriend Tre. The singer was sporting a dressed down look for her travels compared to Thursday’s chic outfitCute couple: Last Friday Cheryl arrived in Los Angeles with her boyfriend Tre. The singer was sporting a dressed down look for her travels compared with Thursday's chic outfit

X-Factor USA fashion face-off: Britney Spears vs. Khloe Kardashian

Fashion fight: While Britney showed off her toned thighs in tight trousers, Khloe covered her curves in a dress

Slimmed-down Khloe dazzles in leather dress

Britney Spears and Khloe Kardashian have very different physiques, but they share similar tastes in fashion. The two X Factor USA stars both decided to wear leather outfits on Wednesday night’s show.

While Britney only had part of her ensemble shrouded in cow hide, Khloe went all out and withstood the hot studio lighting in a leather dress. Britney, 30, showed off her incredible physique as she stood proudly in a pair of figure hugging black pants.

The ‘Toxic’ singer had to be in terrific shape to pull off the unforgiving tight pants as they highlighted every inch of her toned legs. It wasn’t just her amazingly taut thighs and derriere on show either as Britney also wore a cropped jacket that left her midriff open.

Khloe, 28, wowed viewers in her black crocodile skin style dress that featured sheer long sleeves. The reality TV star left her co-host Mario Lopez in the shade with her sassy sense of style and sleek hair.

It is not the first time that both stars have worn similar outfits as they sported almost identical little black dresses on Monday night. The reality star and pop star had a fashion face-off when they both turned up to the X Factor finalists party at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Britney wore a long-sleeved clinging ensemble paired with black strappy sandals, while Khloe wore a shorter and similar version of the dress, which she teamed with metallic pointed heels.

Khloe has been keeping herself busy with work commitments and is heading to the UK this week to launch a new Kardashian clothing line with sisters Kim and Kourtney. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She works out: Britney Spears wore leather pants as she appeared on the X Factor USA on Wednesday night, as Khloe Kardashian wore the same materialShe works out: Britney Spears wore leather trousers as she appeared on the X Factor USA on Wednesday night, as Khloe Kardashian wore the same materialSultry star: Khloe Kardashian, pictured with Mario Lopez, slipped her curves into a chic crocodile skin look dress that featured sheer sleevesSultry star: Khloe Kardashian, pictured with Mario Lopez, slipped her curves into a chic crocodile skin look dress that featured sheer sleevesLead anchor: Khloe left her co-host Mario Lopez in the shade with her sassy sense of style and sleek hairLead anchor: Khloe left her co-host Mario Lopez in the shade with her sassy sense of style and sleek hairBlonde bombshell: Britney looked radiant on screen with her long locks styled to perfectionBlonde bombshell: Britney looked radiant on screen with her long locks styled to perfectionThe Odoms: Khloe Kardashian with husband Lamar OdomLove and basketball: Khloe and Lamar are said to be going through some marital dificulties

Oliva Munn outshines Craig Daniel in gold dress at BAFTA Britannia Awards…

All Goldeneyes were on her: Olivia Munn stole the limelight from Daniel Craig at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on WednesdayIt was supposed to be his big night!

But Daniel Craig was outshone by Olivia Munn after she wore a dazzling gold dress to the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday. No doubt the James Bond star will have been left shaken and stirred when he saw the Magic Mike star in her wonderful ensemble on the red carpet.

But the 44-year-old Skyfall star had no reason to feel down, even though his wife Rachel Weisz seemed to have decided to give the Beverly Hills event a miss. For he was handed the the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, which will surely serve as a useful paperweight for the actor.

He was congratulated afterwards by ET legend Stephen Spielberg and Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who also scooped one of the gongs. And many of his colleagues had turned up to salute the Chester-born star, who was smiling like the Cheshire cat he is.

The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, and celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies that dedicate their careers to advancing the entertainment arts.

Harrison Ford and Josh Gad were slated to be among the presenters at the black tie event, while Pulp Fiction favorite Quentin Tarentino was also in attendance. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects. Via DailyMail.

All Goldeneyes were on her: Olivia Munn stole the limelight from Daniel Craig at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on WednesdayAll Goldeneyes were on her: Olivia Munn stole the limelight from Daniel Craig at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on WednesdayMunn-believable: Olivia could be in the running to be a Bond girl after donning this stunning ensembleMunn-believable: Olivia could be in the running to be a Bond girl after donning this stunning ensembleShaken and stirred: Daniel Craig will be shocked even his tuxedo was not enough to win the nightShaken and stirred: Daniel Craig will be shocked even his tuxedo was not enough to win the nightLovely award: Daniel now has another expensive paperweight to add to his rapidly growing collectionLovely award: Daniel now has another expensive paperweight to add to his rapidly growing collectionFord escort: After delivering a stirring speech he was led off stage by his Cowboys and Aliens co-star HarrisonFord escort: After delivering a stirring speech he was led off stage by his Cowboys and Aliens co-star Harrison The real thing: Skyfall actress Berenice Marlohe was another woman with the golden touch in this outfitThe real thing: Skyfall actress Berenice Marlohe was another woman with the golden touch in this outfitHe doesn’t know where to look: Disciplined Harvey Weinstein managed to resist the temptation to sneak a peek at Olivia’s dressHe doesn't know where to look: Disciplined Harvey Weinstein managed to resist the temptation to sneak a peek at Olivia's dressThree wise men: The star was congratulated by Stephen Spielberg and Daniel Day-LewisThree wise men: The star was congratulated over a slap-up meal by Stephen Speilberg and Daniel Day-LewisTaking direction: Perhaps the ET legend was telling Quentin Tarentino where he is going wrong in his quest to win a Best Director OscarTaking direction: Perhaps the ET legend was telling Quentin Tarentino where he is going wrong in his quest to win a Best Director Oscar

Chrissy Teigen does photoshoot in Miami with J.B. Smoove…

John Legend’s most popular song may be called Ordinary People, but his bikini clad soon-to-be wife proved she is anything but as she showed off her amazing body during a photo shoot in Miami, Florida.

Co-star heaven: J.B. Smoove seemed more than happy with Nike’s choice of co-stars, getting up close and personal with the stunning model

Chrissy Teigen, 26, sizzled as she posed along side comedian J.B. Smoove – for a Nike commercial at the Raleigh hotel on Thursday. Flying in the night before, the Thai-Norwegian model was not giving away any details about the shoot.

‘Heading to Miami for something fun with @nike!’ Chrissy tweeted on Wednesday.

Then when a fan asked what the commercial was all about, the soon-to-be Mrs. John Legend was careful to keep the details under wraps.

‘There are tall people involved,’ was the only thing she would reveal.

Clad in just an orange bikini and extra high wedge heels, the 26-year-old certainly caught the attention of her co-star funnyman J.B. Smoove, who struggled to keep his hands off the model.

The pair laughed and joked together, both on and off camera, during the early morning shoot. However, crooner John should not be worried as the stunning model recently revealed she has already picked out a dress for their impending nuptials.

‘I’m doing Vera [Wang]. There’s nothing like putting on a Vera. The difference is so amazing. You feel like a princess.’ the Sports Illustrated model told Us Magazine.

The couple have been engaged since December last year. Via DailyMail.

Miami heat: John Legend’s fiancee, Chrissy Teigen, smoulders in a bikini while filming a Nike commercial in Miami on ThursdayTangerine dream: Clad in an orange bikini Chrissy showed how she caught the eye of her soon-to-be husband singer John LegendModel pair: The red carpet worthy couple got engaged in the Maldives in December 2011

Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins official launch party in London

Model figures: The sisters both modeled their own designs at the launch party held in Aqua in London

Model figures: Kourtney and Kim modeled their own designs

Kim and Kourtney have landed in the English capital in their typical glamorous style as they launch their own clothing collection with high street retailer Dorothy Perkins.

Celebrating their English fashion partnership, the two famous brunettes took over Aqua club in Soho for a lavish star studded bash. The two sisters both looked the part in their matching little black dresses from their new collection as they entered the party, which was also attended by X Factor’s Ella Henderson, Rylan Clarke and James Arthur.

Kim decided to show off her legs in a sequin little number, leaving her long brown locks down and sporting a surprisingly more natural make-up look.

Meanwhile Kourtney followed the British ladies’ love for tights as she covered up her legs in a pair with black dots, which matched her high-neck chiffon dress. The oldest Kardashian sister kept her look stylish as she teamed up the dress with a fashionable high bun hairstyle.

Of course, the whole event was intended to showcase their new fashion venture, called the ‘Kardashian Kollection’, which features over a hundred pieces of clothing and accessories.

Therefore, a range of Kardashian lookalike models, sporting the look of long brown locks and fierce smoky eye-make-up, paraded around in the clothes designed by the reality stars. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Kourtney and Kim Take London: The Kardashian sisters arrived at Aqua on Thursday night to launch their new fashion ‘kollection’ at Dorothy PerkinsKourtney and Kim Take London: The Kardashian sisters arrived at Aqua on Thursday night to launch their new fashion 'kollection' at Dorothy PerkinsGiving good face: Kim and Kourtney posed for the cameras as they both wore little black dresses from their fashion lineGiving good face: Kim and Kourtney posed for the cameras as they both wore little black dresses from their fashion lineLoving London: The girls have been blogging about their trip to London and have been raving about their British fansLoving London: The girls have been blogging about their trip to London and have been raving about their British fansThe Kollection: Kardashian lookalike models showed off the new range which features over a hundred piecesThe Kollection: Kardashian lookalike models showed off the new range which features over a hundred piecesThe ‘Kimbots’ are coming: An army of Kardashian lookalikes storm the party in the latest designsThe 'Kimbots' are coming: An army of Kardashian lookalikes storm the party in the latest designsWelcome to London: The beautiful brunettes were welcomed by fans who had been waiting outside in the hopes of getting a glimpse of the super starsWelcome to London: The beautiful brunettes were welcomed by fans who had been waiting outside in the hopes of getting a glimpse of the super starsShowing those curves: Kim happily flaunted her famous derriere in the shimmering dress as she headed inside the venueShowing those curves: Kim happily flaunted her famous derriere in the shimmering dress as she headed inside the venueClones: The Kardashians amused the crowds by showing off their designs on ‘kopykat’ models during the special bashClones: The Kardashians amused the crowds by showing off their designs on 'kopykat' models during the special bashAnd pose: The ‘Kimbots’ all pouted to perfection in their various Kardashian Kollection ensemblesAnd pose: The 'Kimbots' all pouted to perfection in their various Kardashian Kollection ensemblesHanging out with fans: Kim and Kourtney made sure they had time for their devoted fansHanging out with fans: Kim and Kourtney made sure they had time for their devoted fansLucky little man: One young fan gets both a cuddle from Kourtney and a picture with KimLucky little man: One young fan gets both a cuddle from Kourtney and a picture with Kim Kim’s Number One Fan: The famous reality star happily posed for pictures with her fans who waited for her outside the venueKim's Number One Fan: The famous reality star happily posed for pictures with her fans who waited for her outside the venueThe Merchandise: The collection of bags and matching wallets from the Kardashian Kollecton will be on sale in Dorothy PerkinsThe Merchandise: The collection of bags and matching wallets from the Kardashian Kollecton will be on sale in Dorothy PerkinsAnd they’re off: The ‘Kimbot’ models walked in unison out of the venue much to the amusement of bemused onlookersAnd they're off: The 'Kimbot' models walked in unison out of the venue much to the amusement of bemused onlookersHe’s there! Kanye West was, of course, by Kim’s side as they left the launch to head for a bite to eat at Hakasan restaurantHe's there! Kanye West was, of course, by Kim's side as they left the launch to head for a bite to eat at Hakasan restaurantSupportive: Kanye held Kim’s hand as they then headed to a recording studio to complete their busy evening in the British capitalSupportive: Kanye held Kim's hand as they then headed to a recording studio to complete their busy evening in the British capitalBet they have a lot to talk about: Sir Philip Green and his daughter Chloe catch up with Kim at the launch event for their new fashion collaborationBet they have a lot to talk about: Sir Philip Green and his daughter Chloe catch up with Kim at the launch event for their new fashion collaboration Star studded bash: The event was also attended by X Factor favorite Ella Henderson, who decked out in a sparkly silver dressStar studded bash: The event was also attended by X Factor favourite Ella Henderson, who decked out in a sparkly silver dressLooking thrilled boys: Rylan Clarke and James Arthur tried to look cool as they were about to come eye-to-eye with Kim and KourtneyLooking thrilled boys: Rylan Clarke and James Arthur tried to look cool as they were about to come eye-to-eye with Kim and KourtneyBlending in: District 3 and Jahmene were also on hand to enjoy the glamorous festivitiesBlending in: District 3 and Jahmene were also on hand to enjoy the glamorous festivitiesHis next muse? Ella Henderson looked content as she chatted away to Sir Philip Green at the bashHis next muse? Ella Henderson looked content as she chatted away to Sir Philip Green at the bash

First Look: Cassie for V magazine…

Singer Cassie looks stunning in her photoshoot for the cover of V magazine. Her heavy eye-makeup and red lip give her a gritty yet high-fashion look. We can’t wait to see the full photoshoot.

Naomi Campbell returns from celebrating boyfriend’s birthday in India..

Hiding the evidence: Naomi hid her face behind large sunglasses as she and Vladimir were guided to the airport by their security guards on Friday, following an extravagant birthday party

Hiding the evidence: Naomi hid behind large shades as she and Vladimir were guided to the airport by their security guards on Friday

It was dubbed the ‘party of the year’ – and it looks like Naomi Campbell really exceeded herself at the celebrations for her boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday.

The supermodel and her billionaire boyfriend were spotted leaving Jodhpur, where the celebration took place, on Thursday looking a little worse for wear, but more in love than ever.

The pair linked arms and Naomi hid her famous face behind a large pair of sunglasses, presumably to hide any signs of a hangover, after reportedly partying until the early hours of the morning.

And after spending millions on a lavish two-day Indian extravaganza for the Russian businessman’s birthday, one of the supermodel’s good friends gave a tantalizing glimpse at how the A list partied.

W Magazine Fashion & Style Director Edward Enninful scored a ticket to the birthday bash in Jodhpur and proceeded to tweet a string of intimate pictures from the event, proclaiming: ‘Naomi Campbell is throwing the most amazing party right now in India xoxo #partyoftheyear.’

The starry crowd, including supermodels Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova and Karolina Kurkova, and the Duchess of York, dressed up twice. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The party is over: Naomi Campbell and her boyfriend Vladimir Doronin return home after spending a lavish two days in Jodhpur celebrating his 50th birthdayThe party is over: Naomi Campbell and her boyfriend Vladimir Doronin return home after spending a lavish two days in Jodhpur celebrating his 50th birthdayPractically asleep? The couple look a little worse for wear as they prepare to jet off back home following a lavish bash which saw them partying until 3amPractically asleep? The couple look a little worse for wear as they prepare to jet off back home following a lavish bash which saw them partying until 3amThe morning after the night before: Both Naomi and Vladimir opted for white following the extravagance of the party hours earlierThe morning after the night before: Both Naomi and Vladimir opted for white following the extravagance of the party hours earlierBirthday boy: Doronin looked suitably content following the festivities as they got ready to fly out of the regionBirthday boy: Doronin looked suitably content following the festivities as they got ready to fly out of the regionPacked up and ready to go: Sarah Ferguson had a big grin on her face, showing she’d clearly enjoyed herself at the partyPacked up and ready to go: Sarah Ferguson had a big grin on her face, showing she'd clearly enjoyed herself at the partyOn his way: Bob Geldof also covered his eyes with sunglasses as he recovered from the excitement the night beforeOn his way: Bob Geldof also covered his eyes with sunglasses as he recovered from the excitement the night beforeWrapping it up: Many of the guests were seen leaving at the same time ready to fly out of IndiaWrapping it up: Many of the guests were seen leaving at the same time ready to fly out of India

‘The Bodyguard’ musical set to be a big hit with Heather Headley

It's going to be a monster hit: Heather Headley, pictured here going into her I'm Every Woman groove, plays the lead role of superstar singer-turned-actress Rachel Marron After six years of negotiations, planning and deal-making, the new musical The Bodyguard – adapted from the movie which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston – started previews this week. And once all the kinks and gremlins have been sorted out, it has the makings of a monster smash hit.

Heather Headley plays superstar singer-turned-actress Rachel Marron, while Lloyd Owen has been cast as former U.S. secret service agent Frank Farmer.

Michael Harrison, whose idea it was to go after the stage rights to The Bodyguard film, stressed that the show is a proper book musical and not a ‘Whitney Houston tribute show’. To be sure, the songs are numbers associated with Houston, and most were in the movie.

But while Headley plays Houston’s role of diva Marron, she doesn’t just copy-cat the legendary singer, who died in February.

Director Thea Sharrock stressed during rehearsals: ‘Rachel’s not Whitney, and Heather’s not playing Whitney – she’s playing a character called Rachel; there’s a difference!’ Heather’s Rachel is her own.

The actress won a Tony Award for her performance in the Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida, and she knows how to soar and hit the high notes. So I expected her to be great when tackling numbers such as I Will Always Love You and Run To You.

However, Lloyd Owen, as the guilt-ridden super-minder, is a revelation. I’ve seen him in countless plays in the theater and on TV, but I don’t think he has ever commanded the stage as powerfully as he does in The Bodyguard. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Coco has advice for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West!

Coco Austin MarrowCoco Austin and her husband, Ice-T, are keeping it real on their reality show Ice Loves Coco. Now in it’s third season, the show follows Coco as she attempt to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry and step out of the shadows of her famous rapper/actor husband.

During an interview with theGrio, Coco talked about the stress of launching her clothing line, Licious, her future career plans, and weighed in on some celebrity hot topics.

According to a recent report published in US Weekly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West plan to get married once her divorce from Kris Humphries is finalized.

Coco, who has been married to her rapper husband for more than a decade weighed in on Kim and Kanye’s reported plans to wed, and gave advice on how the couple can successfully navigate their relationship.

“One thing is, rappers…they’re really into what they gotta say, you know…they’re rappers. And they’re very passionate too,” Coco said. “So I think that’s a whole world that she doesn’t really know about, so I would just kinda stay clear of that. You know cuz’ the rappers, they do their own thing. Don’t try to mix your expertise in with them.”

During Hurricane Sandy, Coco recorded a video of herself reporting the harsh weather conditions from the balcony of her home in Edgewater, N.J. Days later the clip received nearly 2 million views on YouTube.

“I uploaded the video, not 5 minutes later our power went down. And then three days later it was like 2 million hits. I couldn’t believe it,” she said. Visit TheGrio to continue reading…

Rapper Fabulous talks reality show and fatherhood…

Rapper Fabulous is set to star in a reality show about him and his son Johan nicknamed “Joso”.

“We’re working on this reality show, me and my son,” the rapper said in an interview with website Society&Style. “It’s going to be about young fatherhood… You know, having to balance my career and being a father at the same time. And then me not knowing much about parenting, the struggle in there should be fun.”

The show is “gonna have some funny points, gonna have some drama, [and] lots of ups and downs. It should be a good reality show. It ain’t nothing crazy; I’m not searching for love..,” the rapper added.

Thandie Newton attends Hope Rising Benefit Concert…

Thandie Newton was in attendance at the Hope Rising! Benefit Concert in Toronto, Canada. For her event, she stepped out in a print jumpsuit featuring a crocheted yoke from Jewel by Lisa’s Spring 2012 collection. Her outfit was simple yet elegant. Via FashionBomb.

Larsa and Scottie Pippen‘s little princess…

Just call her Princess Pippen! Sofia, the daughter of former NBA player Scottie Pippen, is as pretty as can be in her floral dress. “My Princess,” mom Larsa Pippen writes as a caption for the above snapshot.

Though she may refer to her daughter as a ‘princess’, Larsa doesn’t believe in spoiling her children. “I have the means to spoil my kids with whatever they want, but I choose not to because they have to understand the value of hard work,” the mom of four writes. “My kids get rewarded for their efforts at school. So when I got their report cards from school, and saw their good grades I had to reward them. They said they wanted some pets and that they would care for them. I took them to a pet shop and we bought a rabbit, turtle, and a couple of lizards. They have been doing a great job of caring for their little buddies.” Via BCK.

Multiracial KolorBlind Celebrities represent at the 2012 Soul Train Awards…

Multiracial KolorBlind celebrities were in full attendance on the 2012 Soul Train Awards red carpet in Las Vegas a few days ago,  and the looks were as showstopping and glitzy as the city itself. From sequins to bold hues, nothing was off limits!  Via FashionBomb.

Keyshia Cole of Caucaisian and African-American ancestryKat Graham of Caucasian and African-American ancestryGoapele of Caucasian and African ancestryMarsha Ambrosius of Greek and Black British ancestryFaith Evans of Italian American and African-American ancestryMiguel and multiracial girlfriend NazaninJohn Legend  engaged to multiracial fiance Chrissy TeigenBill Bellamy and his beautiful wifeMultiracial Alesha Renee of Caucasian and Black descent

Alicia Keys debuts new video ‘Brand New Me’…

PhotobucketBiracial Grammy-award winning singer Alicia Keys debuted her newest track titled “Brand New Me.” After performing it live at the iTunes Music Festival in London recently, she’s debuting the studio version.

She spoke about the new single and said: ‘Brand New Me’ is about the journey it takes to get to a place where you are proud to be a new you. There is nothing wrong with growing! There may be people in your life that knew you for a long time and they think of you only as the person you used to be and not the person you now are! And this song is a conversation introducing them to the new you! Where nothing can hold you back and no one can hold you down!’ Via YBF.

Check out the video below:

Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson to star as Hercules in Brett Ratner movie!

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Getty Images)The Scorpion King is returning to the battlefield once again, starring as Hercules in the upcoming film Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The Brett-Ratner-directed film will be co-produced by MGM and Paramount Pictures.

According to Deadline,“the screenplay was adapted by Ryan Condal from Radical Studios’ graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars; Evan Spiliotopoulos did script revisions. Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner will produce. Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger will executive produce.”

The production is expected to start shooting in early 2013 and is based on the comic book of the same name.

In the comic, Hercules is the son of the god Zeus and becomes devastated when he loses his family. Filled with darkness and wrath, Hercules finds solace in ruthless bloody battles. He eventually becomes bonded to men similar to him as they battle with others for payment. The King of Thrace hires the group of mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time.

In order to do this, Hercules and his men must turn the army into ruthless bloodthirsty fighters like themselves. Are you ready to see The Rock back on the bring screen? Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Weekend Box Office Movies: ‘Skyfall’ & ‘Lincoln’

It’s a battle of the Daniels at the box office this weekend.

British hunk Daniel Craig and two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis each star in two of the year’s biggest films, taking on the role of history’s — whether fictional or not — most beloved icons.

Skyfall

Skyfall movie posterSynopsis: In this latest installment of the Bond franchise, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As M16 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost…

Directed by Sam Mendes with an action-packed cast that includes Daniel Craig as James Bond, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench and Naomie Harris, this may be the best ‘Bond’ movie by far.
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Lincoln

Lincoln movie posterSynopsis: Michael “Mick” Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller…

Directed by Steven Spielberg with a star-studded cast to include Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Hal Holbrook, this movie will leave you at the edge of your seat.Lincoln movie

Both movies are a must watch! Check them out…enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “Special Weekly News 11/10/2012: President Obama’s Reelection and more…

  1. Yes We Can…Yes We Did!!! I screamed so loud I almost lost my voice Tuesday evening. You have no idea how happy I am he won. Go President Obama with that gorgeous family of yours. Love this week’s edition of the weekly news as usual.

  2. Yes….Obama! This is my favorite weekly news edition. Job well done. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on the election over the last couple of months/weeks. You guys were awesome.

    • Like the previous commenter said, thanks for keeping us up-to-date on the election news. It’s hard to sometimes follow everything due to our busy schedules but you guys have managed to provide us with relevant news without being overbearing. Job well done!

  3. I don’t get all the hype about Obama. I’m a Romney supporter and voted for him. This is not about race as I’m ‘KolorBlind’ but Obama didn’t do anything significant in his 4 years so why did he deserve a 2nd term? I think Romney would have brought about the change you guys are all talking about!

  4. Great submit, very informative. I agree with everyone’s comments about President Obama. I too am a white male and his policies are in line with what we need. Why would anyone who is against gays, lesbians, minorities, tax cut, etc. be voted in? Great job with this.

  5. Excellent post. I am a huge fan of your website and check it regularly. This is perhaps my favorite post. Thank you and good luck.

  6. I too am happy President Obama won. GOP is having a hard time losing. I wish they would recognize that we’re all in the same America.

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