Weekly News 12/08/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

Santa Claus is coming to Capitol Hill! Obamas turn on National Christmas Tree lights…

LitPresident Obama and his family have flipped the switch for the 90th annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, marking the holiday season in the nation’s capital.

President Obama was joined by his daughters, Sasha and Malia, and wife Michelle. All were bundled to shield themselves from the cold December night.

Also helping in the festive ceremony was actor and singer Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the tree-lighting ceremony.

Merry Christmas, everybody!’ the president began. He was wearing a black wool overcoat and a maroon scarf tucked loosely in his jacket.

He was then interrupted by Harris, who said that it was wonderful to see Mr Obama’s daughters out and about.

‘It’s wonderful to see you, Mr President,’ the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star added.

The President feigned confusion. ‘Is it time?’ he asked.

‘I hope everybody’s ready,’ he said. ‘We gotta do the countdown.’

The crowd then counted down from five, before the first lady and her daughters switched on the blue spruce’s magnificent lights. Performers included singers Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Ledisi, Jason Mraz, James Taylor and the band The Fray.

This year’s giant blue spruce is new and was transplanted in October on the Ellipse, a park that lies between the White House and the National Mall.
The previous tree died from transplant shock after just a year. Before that, a tree that stood for more than 30 years was destroyed by winds in February. 2011. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

All together at Christmas: President Obama was joined by his wife and daughters, Sasha, second from left, and Malia, second right; the first family tonight lit the National Christmas TreeAll together at Christmas: President Obama was joined by his wife and daughters, Sasha, second from left, and Malia, second right; the first family tonight lit the National Christmas TreeA little help from friends: Actor Neil Patrick Harris, left, hosted Thursday night’s ceremony as the Obamas flipped the switch to the blue spruceA little help from friends: Actor Neil Patrick Harris, left, hosted Thursday night's ceremony as the Obamas flipped the switch to the blue spruceTime for your solo: The Obamas sing ‘Santa Clause is Coming to Town’ during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, as Mr Obama puts Malia on the spotTime for your solo: The Obamas sing 'Santa Clause is Coming to Town' during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, as Mr Obama puts Malia on the spotSing for all to hear: Mr Obama puts the pressure on his wife; left, the first lady’s mother, Marian Robinson, and center, SashaSing for all to hear: Mr Obama puts the pressure on his wife; left, the first lady's mother, Marian Robinson, and center, SashaNaughty or nice? President Obama, right, and daughter Malia, sing as Santa Claus arrivesNaughty or nice? President Obama, right, and daughter Malia, sing as Santa Claus arrivesMerrily we go caroling: Actors Neil Patrick Harris and Rico Rodriguez, right, joined in the caroling funMerrily we go caroling: Actors Neil Patrick Harris and Rico Rodriguez, right, joined in the caroling funStory time: Mrs O. and actor Rico Rodriguez high-five after reading ‘The Night before Christmas’ to childrenStory time: Mrs O. and actor Rico Rodriguez high-five after reading 'The Night before Christmas' to children How to save a life: The Fray performed during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White HouseHow to save a life: The Fray performed during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White HouseEnjoying the show: Mr Obama is joined by his daughter Malia, right, and first lady, Michelle, left, as they watch the showEnjoying the show: Mr Obama is joined by his daughter Malia, right, and first lady, Michelle, left, as they watch the show Famous face: The president made a similar expression to his famous 2008 ‘Hope’ campaign poster as he watched the ceremony with his familyFamous face: The president made a similar expression to his famous 2008 'Hope' campaign poster as he watched the ceremony with his familyShining brightly: With the White House in the background, the National Christmas Tree is litShining brightly: With the White House in the background, the National Christmas Tree is lit

Fiscal Cliff: Obama: “Middle-class tax hike would be like getting a lump of coal for Christmas!”

Barack Obama continues to pile pressure on Congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class, saying a rates hike would be like getting a ‘lump of coal’ for Christmas.

In the first of a series of campaign-style speeches designed to sell his solution for the ‘fiscal cliff’, the President argued that Republicans should extend existing Bush-era tax rates for households earning $250,000 or less, while allowing increases to kick in for the wealthy.

However, Republican leader John Boehner described the state of negotiations as a ‘stalemate’ and criticized Obama for not making a serious offer on a deal. The President was touring a toy factory in the Philadelphia suburbs when he said the GOP and Democrats alike needed to ‘get out of our comfort zones’ to forge an agreement.

He urged the public to pressure their local members of Congress to pass the middle-class tax cut extension as quickly as possible. Pointing out that every American family will face a tax hike on January 1 if no deal is reached.

Obama said: ‘I’m assuming that doesn’t sound too good to you. That’s sort of like the lump of coal you get for Christmas. That’s a Scrooge Christmas.’ He insisted he was ready to sign a deal straightaway, joking, ‘There are no shortage of pens in the White House and I carry one around for an emergency, just in case.’

The President was clearly in a comic mood as he quipped that he was ‘keeping my own naughty and nice list’ to determine which members of Congress would get sets of K’nex, the toy which is made at the factory in Hatfield where he was speaking. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Appeal: Barack Obama went to a K’nex factory in the Philadelphia suburbs as part of a national tourAppeal: Barack Obama went to a K'nex factory in the Philadelphia suburbs as part of a national tourSpeaking out: The President said a middle-class tax hike would be like a ‘lump of coal’ for ChristmasSpeaking out: The President said a middle-class tax hike would be like a 'lump of coal' for ChristmasJoking: Obama was clearly in a comic mood despite the seriousness of the upcoming ‘fiscal cliff’Joking: Obama was clearly in a comic mood despite the seriousness of the upcoming 'fiscal cliff'Making a list: Obama promised to give K’nex to members of Congress who co-operate with the White HouseMaking a list: Obama promised to give K'nex to members of Congress who co-operate with the White HouseCounter attack: John Boehner claimed that the Democrats had not yet offered a credible deficit dealCounterattack: John Boehner claimed that the Democrats had not yet offered a credible deficit dealReady to make an offer: Timothy Geithner sat down for talks with congressional leaders on ThursdayReady to make an offer: Timothy Geithner sat down for talks with congressional leaders on Thursday

Republicans make their fiscal cliff’ counteroffer!

John BoehnerThe House Republicans have responded to the president’s offer with essentially the “grand bargain” proposed in the summer of 2011. (This is only fitting since the president essentially gave Democrats his past budget proposal.)

House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement:

In a letter sent to President Obama today, House Republican leaders made a new offer to avert the fiscal cliff centered around a middle ground approach first presented to Congress last year by President Clinton‘s former White House chief of staff, Erskine Bowles.

The Bowles plan, presented in 2011 to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, is consistent with the framework House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) proposed the day after the election: a balanced approach of significant spending cuts and new revenues from tax reform with fewer loopholes and lower tax rates.

This is another attempt to jumpstart substantive, good faith negotiations toward a bipartisan solution that can be enacted soon, a stark contrast to the unserious proposal the White House put forward last week. Visit the Washington Post to continue reading…

The golden couple: Barack and Michelle attend star-studded Kennedy Center awards…

The president and first lady were in fine form during Sunday night’s Kennedy Center Honors, laughing and holding hands at the event, which recognize the nation’s most culturally influential artists, performers, actors, and musicians.

Wearing a stunning gold lamé dress embellished at the neckline, the first lady dazzled as she entered the East Room of the White House with her husband, who was wearing a smartly-tailored tuxedo and an American flag on his lapel.

Mr Obama honored seven of the country’s most influential artists, including Dustin Hoffman, Chicago blues man Buddy Guy, late night host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Markarova, and surviving members of rock band Led Zeppelin.

The festivities later transitioned to the Kennedy Center, where fellow performers put on a show which will be broadcast later this month. Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world gathered Sunday in Washington to salute the honorees who were tonight receiving the nation’s highest award for artistically influential Americans.

‘Tonight, we continue a tradition here at the White House by honoring some extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together,’ the president began, joking to the recipients.

He hailed the drive and vision of the honorees, noting that many, like blues musician Buddy Guy, grew up in conditions that didn’t foster creativity. Guy, for instance, was born into a family of Louisiana sharecroppers with no electricity or running water.

He went on to pioneer the use of distortion and feedback with his electric guitar. ‘(Their) passion took each of them from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of their profession,’ Mr Obama said, according to The Hill. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Here’s to you: President Obama and first lady Michelle applaud on the balcony as they attend the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Sunday nightHere's to you: President Obama and first lady Michelle applaud on the balcony as they attend the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Sunday nightDressed to the nines: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on SundayObamasHand in hand: The first couple held hands as they left at the end of the awards ceremonyHand in hand: The first couple held hands as they left at the end of the awards ceremonyRecognition: Obama is applauded by the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipientsRecognition: Obama is applauded by the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipientsCelebrating: Seven people were honored Sunday night, including late-night TV host David Letterman, left, and actor Dustin Hoffman, rightCelebrating: Seven people were honored Sunday night, including late-night TV host David Letterman, left, and actor Dustin Hoffman, rightUnited once more: From left to right, Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones are honored at the receptionLedPledging allegiance: The Obamas, joined by Hoffman and Markarova, far left, stood for the National AnthemPledging allegiance: The Obamas, joined by Hoffman and Markarova, far left, stood for the National AnthemWarm embrace: The first lady, right, hugs 2012 Kennedy Center honoree, actor Dustin Hoffman at the Kennedy CenterWarm embrace: The first lady, right, hugs 2012 Kennedy Center honoree, actor Dustin Hoffman at the Kennedy CenterFull house: The president and first lady can be seen bottom and center at the massive Kennedy Center in WashingtonHonorLiving legend: Singer Aretha Franklin arrives for the event in the East Room of the White HouseLiving legend: Singer Aretha Franklin arrives for the event in the East Room of the White HouseLate-night host Jimmy Kimmel was in attendance to help recognize LettermanFellow late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was in attendance to help recognize LettermanPraise: Obama spoke highly of blues man Buddy Guy, left, who came from a humble backgroundPraise: Obama spoke highly of bluesman Buddy Guy, left, who came from a humble backgroundFamous faces: Biracial musician Lenny Kravitz was also at the East Room reception at the White HouseFamous faces: Musician Lenny Kravitz was also at the East Room reception at the White HouseFancy free: Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, was dressed in a neutral V-neck dress with a colorful wrappelosiPolished: The seven recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors attended a dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton, left, Saturday evening ahead of Sunday’s ceremonyPolished: The seven recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors attended a dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton, left, Saturday evening ahead of Sunday's ceremony

Obamacare saves consumers $1.5 billion…

President Barack Obama (R) signs the Affordable Health Care for America Act as Marcelas Owens looks on during a ceremony with fellow Democrats in the East Room of the White House March 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)“Obamacare,” President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform law, has already saved consumers over $1 billion according to a new study from the Commonwealth Fund.

Although several major parts of the legislation have not even taken effect yet, some of the new rules regarding insurance companies have already had a major impact.

For instance, health insurance companies selling plans to groups of at least 50 people must spend 85 percent of premiums on medical care. Companies that fall short of that mark under the medical loss ratio rule have to refund the difference to their customers.

“The medical loss ratio requirements are intended to give insurers an incentive to be more efficient and use most of their premium dollars for patient care,” Sara Collins, the vice president for affordable health insurance at the New York-based Commonwealth Fund, said in a news release.

“This report is encouraging, as it demonstrates that these new rules are improving value for people buying health insurance.” According to the study, insurance companies doled out $1.1 billion in rebates, and cut administrative costs and profit by $350 million because of the new rules. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Hillary ‘DOESN’T want Susan Rice to take over as Secretary of State’ because she is ‘not friendly enough’…

Hillary ClintonIf Susan Rice is nominated to be the next Secretary of State, she could face fierce opposition from Republicans in Congress.

But now it has emerged that she could also lack support closer to home, as Hillary Clinton has said she would prefer John Kerry to succeed her as America’s top diplomat.

The ambassador to the UN is considered the front runner for the high-powered job, despite coming under fire from the GOP for her role in the government’s response to the Benghazi attack.

Susan RiceHowever, Clinton is apparently not keen for her to take over, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, and instead supports Kerry, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

‘Hillary is not close to Rice, who is tough but is not the friendliest person,’ a White House source told the newspaper.

‘And Hillary’s brief comment recently that Rice had done “a great job” was considered underwhelming and tepid.’

Earlier this week, the outgoing Secretary of State claimed to be a fan of Rice, saying: ‘Susan Rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the United Nations.

‘Of course, this decision about my successor is up to the President, but I am very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision.’

Rice, 48, got her start in politics from Hillary’s husband Bill, working on his 1992 presidential campaign before being appointed to the National Security Council. She then served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1997 to 2001.

Obama is widely believed to favor her as Hillary’s successor – partly because appointing Kerry could lead to a tough battle for the Democrats to hold on to his Massachusetts Senate seat. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Frontrunner: But Rice will face fierce Republican opposition is she is nominated by Barack ObamaFrontrunner: But Rice will face fierce Republican opposition is she is nominated by Barack ObamaAlternative: John Kerry is also believed to be in the running for the post of America’s top diplomatAlternative: John Kerry is also believed to be in the running for the post of America's top diplomat

Sarah Palin: “Susan Rice attacks aren’t racist or sexist !”

Sarah Palin Susan RiceFormer Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) said the criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over the September 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya has nothing to do with racism or sexism.

“What the heck does this have to do with gender, or skin color, or anything else? This has to do with competency, and Susan Rice’s handling of Libya has been part and parcel of the Obama Administration’s handling of Libya, which has been appalling,” Palin said Friday on “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren.

“It’s been atrocious, and it’s really indicative of a lack of competency and truthfulness, and certainly transparency, in the entire Obama Administration. It has nothing to do with her gender.”

Rice, considered to be a top candidate to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, has battled critics since the Benghazi attacks, especially Republican Senators John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) After meeting with Rice about the attack, Graham said he was even “more disturbed” about Rice’s explanation of the incident. Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

Susan Rice Keystone XL attacks put White House in a bind…

Susan Rice KeystoneWhen Susan Rice‘s potential nomination to the post of secretary of state hit another snag this past week, the White House found itself in a quandary.

On Wednesday, a publication affiliated with the Natural Resources Defense Council dug into the ambassador to the United Nations’ financial disclosures, and discovered that she and her husband were heavily invested in several oil companies in western Canada including one, Transcanada, that currently has a project under review at the State Department.

As secretary of state, Rice would have to oversee the review of that project, the Keystone XL pipeline, which has dragged on for several controversial and tortured years.

It would be an obvious conflict of interest, and were she to be confirmed as secretary of state, Rice would almost certainly have to divest from her shares in Transcanada. The ties could give some senators pause over whether to confirm her for the post.

But Rice is not yet the nominee, and as ambassador to the U.N., her investments were not deemed a conflict of interest by ethics lawyers. (Earlier investments were found to be conflicts, and in 2008, as she was being considered for a post in the Obama administration, she divested from Boeing and GE.). Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

Obama wants Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as DNC chair!

Debbie WassermanPresident Obama will ask the Democratic National Committee to reappoint Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as chairwoman, according to a senior Democratic official.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s decision to stay in her post effectively froze Democratic leadership, giving Wasserman Schultz and other would-be leaders from a younger generation no chance to move up.

There were reportedly tensions between the Obama campaign and Wasserman Schultz over messaging during the campaign. But a senior Democratic official told Politico that the congresswoman did an “outstanding job,” helping the party keep the presidency and the Senate while picking up seats in the House. Via the Washington Post.

Poll: Michelle Obama favored for Illinois Senate seat…

First lady Michelle Obama walks into an awards ceremony during an awards ceremony for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in the East Room at the White House on November 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. The first lady talked about the importance of afterschool and out of school arts and humanities education and presented awards recognizing programs across the country that benefit underserved youth. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Will Michelle Obama follow former first lady Hillary Clinton’s footsteps and run for Senate? Although Mrs. Obama has never indicated any interest in a political career, a new survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling firm suggests that Illinois voters would warm up to the idea.

Their latest poll has the current first lady leading first-term Republican senator Mark Kirk in a hypothetical match-up by a substantial 51 to 40 percent margin.

Kirk’s approval rating is currently only 34 percent, while Michelle Obama enjoys a 60 percent approval number. And President Obama also remains popular in his home state; PPP finds that he has 57 percent approval there.

Kirk has been on an extended leave of absence from the Senate after suffering a major stroke. He is expected to return to legislating this coming January.

Meanwhile, Michelle Obama increased political speculation about her future after her incredibly well-received speech at this year’s Democratic National Convention.

“I’d love to see her get more into politics because it would be a breath of fresh air in D.C.,” South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn told Newsweek.

“She’s honest and straightforward, which is not what you see in Washington much. She is exactly what we need around here,” he added. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Both Romney and Obama ran $1 billion campaigns…

President Obama's campaignThe Obama campaign got a lot of things right in the 2012 election. One thing they didn’t get right: that it wouldn’t be a billion-dollar campaign. The Obama and Romney campaigns and allied committees both cracked $1 billion in reports filed late Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, making 2012 the most expensive presidential race on record.

In the end, President Obama had slightly more than $1.1 billion spent on him by his campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the top super PAC devoted to his reelection, Priorities USA Action.

Mitt Romney, meanwhile, had right between $1 billion and $1.1 billion spent on him by his campaign, the Republican National Committee and his super PAC, Restore Our Future.

While the financial battle was very even overall, each candidate had his moments when he was more flush with cash than others, and the sources of that money were very different.

Romney obviously spent lots of money on the primary campaign and ran out of primary funds before September, being forced to take out a $20 million loan and struggling to compete with Obama’s summer ad spending. He also got a lot more help from his super PAC and the RNC than Obama did from his super PAC and the DNC. Visit the Washington Post to continue reading…

Orly Taitz loses Obama college records suit in California court!

Orly TaitzOrly Taitz, the California dentist and attorney who has gained notoriety for her relentless efforts to prove that President Obama is inelegible for office, suffered another blow last week when an Orange County judge rejected her attempt to retrieve Obama’s college records.

As first reported by the school’s student paper, the Occidental Weekly, Taitz had filed a legal motion to compel Occidental College to release transcripts and other records from when Obama was an undergraduate there in the late ’70s and early ’80s, alleging that Obama was not born in the United States and is currently using a fake social security number.

The private college’s counsel, Carl Botterud, pointing to privacy concerns, deemed Taitz’s case “frivolous” and “without merit.” The self-proclaimed “queen of the birthers” then argued that the matter of Obama’s alleged foreign birth was important enough to overrule privacy laws.

“Your opposition will constitute Obstruction of Justice, Aiding and Abetting in the elections fraud in forgery and treason in allowing a foreign citizen to usurp the U.S. Presidency with an aid of forged IDs and usurp the civil rights of the U.S. citizens,” Taitz wrote in an email to Botterud ahead of their court date.

“At any rate your opposition and your attempt of intimidation and your allegiance or lack of allegiance to the United States of America is duly noted. Just make sure not to forget to bring with you Mr. Obama’s application, registration, and financial aid application.”

Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines rejected Taitz’ argument, citing procedural errors and questioning the quality of her evidence. Visit Huffington Post to continue reading…

Kid Rock to Obama: ‘No hard feelings’

Kid Rock attends the Congressman Paul Ryan Rally With Kid Rock at Oakland University Athletic Center on October 8, 2012 in Rochester, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)Rocker-rapper Kid Rock told President Obama this weekend there are “no hard feelings” over his re-election when the two crossed paths at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.

A 2008 Obama campaign supporter, Kid Rock played at President Obama’s inauguration. But after presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a visit to his home in Michigan, the “Cowboy” singer decided to endorse Romney for president in this year’s election.

Kid Rock told CNN at the Kennedy Center Honors: “it always stinks to lose…but if you don’t stand for something you stand for nothing.” Via theGrio

Michelle Kwan, bureaucrat: Skating champ now has State Department job…

Michelle Kwan White HouseNeed proof that Michelle Kwan is truly a Washingtonian now? The figure skating legend has become a bureaucrat. About a year and a half after moving to D.C., the former Olympian is launched on a career track, with a new job this fall at the State Department. Official title: Senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs.

“People say it’s a 180 for me,” Kwan told us. “But I traveled the world representing the U.S. for years.”

It’s a role she’s been transitioning into. While winding down her career as the nation’s most decorated figure skater, Kwan pursued a graduate degree at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

In 2007, the State Department tapped her starpower by naming her a public-diplomacy envoy; other unpaid but high-profile roles followed with State’s council to promote women’s sports worldwide and the White House advisory panel on fitness.

We caught up with Kwan, 32, after she spoke during a Washington Post Live conference on women and leadership Wednesday.

Does she see herself with State for the long haul?

“You never know in politics, she said, but I’m very goal-oriented. I do see myself doing something in public service. Not foreign service work, though. “I like living in the United States too much,” she said.

Kwan shared with her seminar audience one little career disappointment: She was turned down for a White House fellowship.

“But I got the fellow,” she joked — fiancé Clay Pell, who beat her out for the prestigious program and now works there. No date set yet, but she said they’ll probably wed in Rhode Island — where he’s from, and where they got engaged — sometime next year. Via the Washington Post.

African American couple ‘ATTACKED in pizzeria by employees who were angry about Obama‘s re-election’…

A couple’s trip to a New York pizza place last week that erupted into racially-charged hate crime has resulted in a planned protest, a potential lawsuit and criminal charges.

According to reports, Willie and Alfie Marshall were visiting Paesano II Pizza in Greenlawn, New York last Saturday when a complaint about the food escalated into an all out brawl with blood spilled, and racial slurs hurled along with salt and pepper shakers.

Willie Marshall said it was the most shocking thing of his life.‘He stomped me in my face and then he made a racial slur – I don’t want to say it on the air, I don’t want to do that,’ Mr Marshall said, adding that a worker shouted, ‘This is for Obama.’

According to CBS, Mr Marshall and his wife Alfie Marshall had complained about a problem with their two slices of pizza. The Marshalls said the employees refused to correct the problem or give them a refund, and instead and began cursing and screaming racial slurs.

The Marshalls then claim as they turned to leave, the employees, brothers Frank and Michael Meringolo, made a comment and threw salt and peppers shakers at Ms Marshall.

Mr. Marshall also says he was hit in the altercation and that the two men used ‘ugly language,’ CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Accused: Brothers Frank and Michael Meringolo have been charged with assault after they allegedly made racial slurs and threw salt and peppers shakers at a black couplepizzaPizza: The hate crime happened here at Paesano II Pizzeria in Greenlawn, New YorkbStains: Ms Marchall shows reporters blood stains on her shirt she claims happened when she was attacked by pizzaria employeespEvidence: The altercation left Ms Marshall will blood on her shoesbInjury: Mr Marshall shows reporters his eye injury he claims he suffered in the assaulteAttacked: Ms Marshall claims owners of a pizza place attacked her after she complained about her pizzamPeaceful: Mr Marshall said he was peaceful until he saw pizza place employees attack his wifezFlashback: Life imitates art, as the incident is eerily similar Spike Lee’s movie ‘Do The Right Thing.’ Here Lee and Danny Aiello act in a scene from the moviebb

Kim Kardashian starts a riot! Police officers in Bahrain fire tear gas at protestors angry over reality TV star’s presence in Gulf kingdom…

She is certainly not everybody’s cup of tea but never before has Kim Kardashian’s presence started a riot. Just hours after the reality TV star gushed about her impressions of Bahrain, riot police were forced to fire tear gas at an angry crowd.

More than 50 hardline Islamic protesters had gathered to denounce the 31-year-old’s presence in the Gulf kingdom. The clashes took place just before Miss Kardashian opened the Bahrain branch of her Millions of Milkshakes shop.

Protesters were seen chanting ‘God is Great’ near the shopping complex in Riffa, about 12 miles south of the capital Manama. The demonstrators were cleared before Miss Kardashian appeared late today.

Earlier, she posted glowing remarks about Bahrain on her Twitter account, calling it ‘the prettiest place on earth.’

It was re-Tweeted by Bahrain’s foreign minister. Miss Kardashian was in Kuwait earlier this week to open another branch of the shop. The reality star was seen slurping away on a calorie-laden milkshake at the Millions Of Milkshakes store opening at the Avenues Mall in Kuwait City on Thursday – as her legal problems raged on back home in Los Angeles. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Angry: Bahraini protesters chant slogans and hold banners against Kim Kardashian’s presence. Riot police were forced to fire tear gas at the crowdAngry: Bahraini protesters chant slogans and hold banners against Kim Kardashian's presence. Riot police were forced to fire tear gas at the crowdHappy: A young Bahraini smiles after having his picture taken with TV star Kim Kardashian, in Riffa todayHappy: A young Bahraini smiles after having his picture taken with TV star Kim Kardashian, in Riffa todayGlobetrotting: Miss Kardashian speaks to fans in Riffa, Bahrain todayGlobetrotting: Miss Kardashian speaks to fans in Riffa, Bahrain today

I Am A Celebrity: David Haye enjoys a hot tub with Ashley Roberts and Charlie Brooks

On Friday night he was booted out of the jungle leaving Charlie Brooks and Ashley Roberts. And on Friday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here David Haye was seen enjoying a hot tub with his hot female camp mates.

The trio enjoyed a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as they soaked in the spa together.

The heavyweight boxer was seen enjoying the tipple and the treats as well as the female company. He later told viewers that he ‘had fun’ sharing what was to be his last night with Charlie and Ashley in the lap of luxury.

The former Pussycat Doll described the experience as ‘orgasmic’ because she had been deprived of so many niceties during her time in the jungle. The trio were seen toasting themselves on just how far they had come on the show, making it to the final three.

Earlier David had been seen telling the girls how he wanted to move into acting, which certainly took EastEnders star Charlie by surprise. The Haymaker explained how he has a ‘maximum’ of two more fights left in him and said he wanted to be a well established actor. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

What a lucky lad: David Haye spent his last night in the jungle enjoying a hot tub with Ashley Roberts and Charlie Brooks before leaving I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of HereWhat a lucky lad: David Haye spent his last night in the jungle enjoying a hot tub with Ashley Roberts and Charlie Brooks before leaving I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of HereEnjoying some bubbles: The heavyweight boxer was seen sipping on champagne as he enjoyed the hot tubEnjoying some bubbles: The heavyweight boxer was seen sipping on champagne as he enjoyed the hot tubEnjoying his food: David was seen tucking into a chocolate covered strawberry as Ashley held out her handsEnjoying his food: David was seen tucking into a chocolate covered strawberry as Ashley held out her handsTucking in: The aspiring actor seemed to enjoy the strawberries very muchTucking in: The aspiring actor seemed to enjoy the strawberries very much It’s orgasmic: Ashley was delighted with the chocolate covered treatsIt's orgasmic: Ashley was delighted with the chocolate covered treatsShe can almost taste it: The singer appeared to be tasting David’s strawberry just by looking at him, as he ate itShe can almost taste it: The singer appeared to be tasting David's strawberry just by looking at him, as he ate itNo surprises there: David won the awards for Bravest Campmate and Best BodyNo surprises there: David won the awards for Bravest Campmate and Best BodyThey’re all a bit fake: Cardboard cut outs of the evicted campmates were seen at the awards ceremonyThey're all a bit fake: Cardboard cut outs of the evicted campmates were seen at the awards ceremony He works out: The boxer scooped the award for best bodyHe works out: The boxer scooped the award for best body Don’t Cha: Ashley was given the award for Best SingerDon't Cha: Ashley was given the award for Best Singer

Kansas City football star Jovan Belcher, 25, shoots his girlfriend dead before killing himself in front of coaches at Chiefs stadium…

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday morning, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager after first thanking them for everything they had done for him, police said.

Belcher’s girlfriend has been identified as 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins. The couple lived together and three months ago had a baby together on September 11. Authorities did not immediately release a possible motive for the murder-suicide, which stunned the team and came one day before a home game against the Carolina Panthers.

The NFL said the game would go on as scheduled. Judging from pictures posted on Kasandra’s Facebook page, the young couple had appeared to be happy and in love following the birth of their first child.

‘Jovan and Kasandra always seemed to be in love. In fact, when Kasandra got pregnant, she and Jovan were ecstatic. Ever since the baby was born in September, the two couldn’t have seemed happier together,’ a member of the Perkin’s family told TMZ.

Belcher was a 25-year-old native of West Babylon, N.Y., on Long Island, played college ball at Maine. He had played all four of his NFL seasons for the Chiefs and played in every game each year, including the 11 so far this season. His 2012 salary was $1,927,000, four times what he had earned for the previous year. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself on Saturday morningKansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself on Saturday morning Happy family: Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before shooting himself at the Kansas City Chiefs’ stadium on Saturday morningJovan Belcher pictured with Kasandra Perkins: Belcher is reported to have killed his girlfriend before shooting himself at the Kansas City Chiefs' stadium on Saturday morningCrime scene: Investigators stand outside an Independence, Mo., house where police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend on Saturday morningCrime scene: Investigators stand outside an Independence, Mo., house where police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend on Saturday morningOn Facebook, a profile for Kasandra Perkins includes pictures of her and Belcher with their three month old babyOn Facebook, a profile for Perkins includes pictures of her with Belcher, whom she refers to as her boyfriendJovan Belcher #59 stretches before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in 2009Jovan Belcher #59 stretches before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in 2009Kasandra Perkins’ Facebook profile includes pictures of her with Belcher and their young babyKasandra Perkins' Facebook profile includes pictures of her with Belcher and their young babyUpon arriving at the Arrowhead Stadium complex, police witnessed a black male in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officialsUpon arriving at the Arrowhead Stadium complex, police witnessed a black male in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officialsBefore killing himself, Belcher thanked Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel for everything he had done for himKansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel: This season has been a massive disappointment for the ChiefsShooting: Arrowhead Stadium is home of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas CityShooting: Arrowhead Stadium is home of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Belcher had been the Chiefs starting inside linebacker for the last two seasons after going undrafted in 2009Belcher has been the Chiefs starting inside linebacker for the last two seasons after going undrafted in 2009The Kansas City Chiefs home game against the Carolina Panthers is scheduled to go ahead on SundayThe Kansas City Chiefs have confirmed that a shooting took at Arrowhead stadium this morningThe body of Belcher’s girlfriend was taken to The University of Kansas HospitalThe body of Belcher's girlfriend was taken to The University of Kansas Hospital

After NFL player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend and self, League rallies on Twitter…

Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend, drove to the team’s stadium and then fatally shot himself in the head Saturday morning, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department said.

The National Football League kept its fans updated on the situation via social media, particularly Twitter, where fellow NFL players turned to to grieve and react to the deaths.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chiefs and the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy,” the NFL said in a statement that was also shared through tweets from @NFL. “We have connected the Chiefs with our national team of professional counselors to support both the team and the families of those affected. We will continue to provide assistance in any way that we can.”

Police spokesman Darin Snapp told NFL.com that 25-year-old Belcher shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, whom together leave behind an infant daughter. Outside Arrowhead Stadium, Belcher then shot himself in front of Chiefs staff, including coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli. Via Mashable.Javon Belcher tweets 1

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Jovan Belcher ‘fought with his lover when she came back late from Trey Songz R&B concert’!

NFL star Jovan Belcher had argued with his girlfriend after she came home late from an R&B concert the night before he shot her dead then drove to his team’s stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, it has emerged.

The 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs linebacker fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins early on Saturday morning, then killed himself in the presence of Chiefs staff after first thanking them for everything they had done for him, police said.

The couple lived together and three months ago had a baby together on September 11 – but a friend said they quarreled frequently, and added that they fought when Perkins arrived home at 1am after attending a performance by Trey Songz.

Authorities did not confirm a possible motive for the murder-suicide, which stunned the team and came one day before a home game against the Carolina Panthers. The NFL said the game would go on as scheduled.

Judging from pictures posted on Kasandra’s Facebook page, the young couple had appeared to be happy and in love following the birth of their first child.

‘Jovan and Kasandra always seemed to be in love. In fact, when Kasandra got pregnant, she and Jovan were ecstatic. Ever since the baby was born in September, the two couldn’t have seemed happier together,’a member of the Perkin’s family told TMZ. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happier times: Jovan Belcher, his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and their three-month old baby before the shootingHappy family: Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before shooting himself at the Kansas City Chiefs' stadium on Saturday morningArgument: The couple apparently argued on Friday night after Perkins attended a concert by Trey Songz, picturedRow: The couple apparently argued on Friday night after Perkins attended a concert by Trey Songz, pictured

Stunning: Salma Hayek walks the red carpet at Mexican film festival…

Pretty in pink: The Mexican actress manages to pull off a sultry but elegant look in the dusky pink gown

Pretty in pink: The Mexican actress manages to pull off a sultry but elegant look in the dusky pink gown

She’s considered to be one of the most attractive women in the world. And actress Salma Hayek certainly lived up to the reputation as she walked the red carpet at the Acapulco International Film Festival on Friday.

Proving that you can be both sexy and sophisticated at the same time, the Mexican actress ensured that all eyes were on her in an eye-popping, floor-length gown.

The 46-year-old star, who has always proved that you don’t need to be a size 0 to make it in Hollywood, clearly decided that she wanted to make an impact for the closing ceremony in her home country.

Embracing her usual sultry style, the actress also managed to look elegant in the dusky pink dress, which had delicate floral embellishment around the waist.

With a ruffled lower half, the dress did wonders for Salma’s curvaceous figure, drawing attention away from her hips, and accentuating her prominent bust.

The tight, strapless neckline of the dress is usually a no-go for women who are top heavy, but Salma seemed to buck the trend, making the look work for her.

The actress held a small, gold clutch bag for as she posed for photographs and added a splash of deep red lipstick to compliment the embellishment on her dress. She wore her dark hair in loose, natural waves, which fell over her shoulder and had her fringe swept to one side, adding to her girlie look. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Making an impact: Salma Hayek wows the crowd in an eye-popping gown at the Acapulco Movie FestivalMaking an impact: Salma Hayek wows the crowd in an eye-popping gown at the Acapulco Movie FestivalSea of fans: The Mexican actress takes time to meet her fans in her home countrySea of fans: The Mexican actress takes time to meet her fans in her home countryFigure-hugging: Salma certainly stands out from the crowd in her curve-enhancing red carpet gownFigure-hugging: Salma certainly stands out from the crowd in her curve-enhancing red carpet gownJetsetter: The star looks fresh-faced despite the fact that she’s spent the last few weeks flying to various events all over the worldJetsetter: The star looks fresh-faced despite the fact that she's spent the last few weeks flying to various events all over the world

Reunited and it feels so good: Gabriel Aubry is reunited with daughter Nahla…

Truce? The French-Canadian model has reportedly reached an agreement in court with Berry and MartinezGabriel Aubry enjoyed a happy reunion with daughter Nahla on Friday evening after calling a truce with her mother Halle Berry in court on Thursday.

It was the first time the father-daughter duo were able to spend quality time together since the 36-year-old model’s arrest after a Thanksgiving altercation between the French-Canadian model and Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez.

According to TMZ, the 46-year-old Oscar-winner decided to drop the temporary restraining order which prevented Aubry from contacting Berry, Martinez, or his four-year-old girl.

And X17online reported that it was a nanny – not Berry – who picked up Nahla from school and delivered her to the bruised Aubry.

The model covered his purple shiner with a pair of sunglasses and attempted to go incognito in a black jacket over a grey hoodie, baseball hat and jeans.

Berry. Despite his numerous injuries from last week’s brawl, the blond stud seemed thrilled to take his girly girl’s hand and happily lead her through the parking lot.

The little girl – dressed in striped tights and a classic trenchcoat – was equally thrilled, smiling and skipping by her doting dad’s side as if she hadn’t a care in the world. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Reunited: Gabriel Aubry and his daughter Nahla enjoyed Friday afternoon together in Los AngelesReunited: Gabriel Aubry and his daughter Nahla enjoyed Friday afternoon together in Los Angeles Incognito: Aubry covered up in a hoodie, baseball cap and sunglassesIncognito: Aubry covered up in a hoodie, baseball cap and sunglassesHiding his shiner: Aubry was involved in an altercation with Berry’s fiance Olivier Martinez on Thanksgiving DayHiding his shiner: Aubry was involved in an altercation with Berry's fiance Olivier Martinez on Thanksgiving Day

Making her wish come true! Kim Kardashian charms cancer sufferer during Kuwait visit as little girl is brought to tears…

It seems even people in Kuwait are engrossed in Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But this week, the reality star was focused on giving back, making a cancer sufferer’s wish come true by paying her visit during her sojourn to the Middle Eastern country.

The girl was reduced to tears as she chatted with Kim, who has created quite the stir in the Arabian country during her visit. According to an insider, the meeting was organised by a program that grants wishes. Kim is said to have found her trip to have been an eye-opening one.

In addition she is said to have met a lot of wonderful people and was treated with nothing by kindness and has learned a lot more about the culture, and is even looking forward to coming back. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Your wish is granted: This young cancer patient was overjoyed to meet Kim Kardashian during her Kuwait visitYour wish is granted: This young cancer patient was overjoyed to meet Kim Kardashian during her Kuwait visitMoved: The little girl started weeping as she drunk in the moment she finally met her reality television heroMoved: The little girl started weeping as she drunk in the moment she finally met her reality television heroSharing a joke: Sensitive Kim had a chuckle as her new friend tried to compose herself during their chatSharing a joke: Sensitive Kim had a chuckle as her new friend tried to compose herself during their chatIn tears: The girl was in tears after meeting the Keeping Up With the Kardashians starIn tears: It is understandable why the girl was in tears after meeting the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star

Ashley Roberts: “‘Only Nicole Scherzinger was allowed to talk!”

Nicole Scherzinger was always the front woman of The Pussycat Dolls, garnering the lead vocals and the most press attention. However, Ashley Roberts admitted that during her time with the girl group, all the band members were essentially were banned from speaking, with only Nicole allowed to speak on their behalf.

After reaching the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! final on Thursday, David Haye congratulated Ashley for making such an impression on viewers for a non-UK star. The American singer/dancer admitted she was surprised herself because she didn’t think she was known as an individual during her five years in the group.

She said in Thursday’s episode: ‘Even in the group I wasn’t allowed to talk, we were told to be quiet. Only Nicole was allowed to talk, we would occasionally pitch in.’

A shocked Charlie Brooks responded: ‘Only Nicole was allowed to talk? Why did they say that then? Did that not drive you nuts?’

Ashley replied: ‘Are you serious? Why do you think the band broke up? U2 are still together and they split everything down the middle.’

When David asked if money was divided equally between the Pussycat Dolls, Ashley answered: ‘No.’

The Pussycat Dolls – a pop version of a successful burlesque act of the same name – launched onto the music scene in 2005 with their debut single Don’t Cha’ which was a worldwide hit.

Originally created as a six piece, the oldest band member Carmit Bachar quit in March 2008 to focus on her solo career. However, by early 2009 the group had parted ways after their last few singles were billed ‘The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the video for their smash hit ‘Don’t Cha’ below:

Glad to be her own person: Ashley Roberts spoke about the negative aspects of life as a Pussycat Doll on I’m A Celebrity on Thursday nightGlad to be her own person: Ashley Roberts spoke about the negative aspects of life as a Pussycat Doll on I'm A Celebrity on Thursday nightDon’t speak! Ashley with her former Pussycat Dolls bandmates (L-R) Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta, Nicole Scherzinger and Melody ThorntonDon't speak! Ashley with her former Pussycat Dolls bandmates (L-R) Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta, Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton

Ryan Gosling turns into delivery guy! He’s more than a pretty face…

He’s one of Hollywood’s most lusted after leading men. But Ryan Gosling proved that he was more than just a pair of cheekbones as he helped a delivery man shift some heavy boxes outside his home on Friday.

Instead of acting like a pampered Hollywood star and letting the boxes come to him, the Drive actor got stuck in and rushed out to help bring them in himself. It appeared that the star had ordered a set of mammoth, floor-standing speakers, decking out his Californian home with the newest technology.

The 32-year-old actor might be getting serious with girlfriend Eva Mendes but the pair are obviously not thinking of moving in together just yet, as Ryan seemed more concerned about making additions to his own house.

Having a break from filming the new Terence Malick film, the star is obviously making some time to get some things down around the house, in between spending time with his A-lister girlfriend.

Looking as on-trend and stylish as ever, Ryan popped out of his house in a pair of dark blue jeans and a dark red, patterned jumper. Keeping up his hipster image, the Crazy, Stupid, Love actor added a pair of dirty, beaten up boots and, in an attempt to go incognito, wore a camouflage print baseball cap. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

More than just a pretty face: Ryan Gosling pushes some new speakers up his driveway on FridayMore than just a pretty face: Ryan Gosling pushes some new speakers up his driveway on FridayMuscle man: The actor proves that he’s no pampered A-lister as he puts his back into itMuscle man: The actor proves that he's no pampered A-lister as he puts his back into itIf you want something to do: Ryan seems excited that his new speakers have been delivered and can’t wait to get them insideIf you want something doing: Ryan seems excited that his new speakers have been delivered and can't wait to get them insideStill stylish: Although he’s just hanging at home, Ryan still looks on-trend in blue jeans and an Aztec print jumperStill stylish: Although he's just hanging at home, Ryan still looks on-trend in blue jeans and an Aztec print jumperOut and about: Ryan spent the day wandering around Los Angeles on ThursdayOut and about: Ryan spent the day wandering around Los Angeles on Thursday

Sandra Bullock’s son Louis is a ray of sunshine on a drizzly day in Los Angeles…

Budding artist: Earlier that morning, Sandra dropped off the tyke and carried a collage art project resembling a Christmas tree, which was presumably created by young Louis

Budding artist: Earlier that morning, Sandra dropped off the tyke and carried a collage art project resembling a Christmas tree, which was presumably created by young Louis

She’s referred to adopted son Louis Bardo as her ‘main focus’ and ‘the only man’ in her life. And Sandra Bullock was spotted picking up her little ray of sunshine from school in Studio City on a gloomy, drizzly Friday.

The Oscar-winning actress, 48, was appropriately attired for the wet 60-degree weather in a raincoat over a frayed hooded top, black leggings, and matching rubber rain-boots.

With her trademark dark hair loose over her shoulders and a pair of aviator sunglasses covering her face, the make-up free star sweetly held the two-year-old who was sporting an edgy new mohawk.

The serious-looking toddler, who turns three in January, looked cheerful in his bright yellow jumper, blue jeans, and white sneakers.

Earlier that morning, Sandra dropped off the toddler and carried a collage art project resembling a Christmas tree, which was presumably created by young Louis. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch a clip of Sandra’s upcoming movie ‘the Heat’ below:

Rain, rain go away: The Oscar-winning actress, 48, was appropriately attired for the wet 60-degree weather in a raincoat over a frayed hooded top, black leggings, and matching rubber rain-bootsRain, rain go away: The Oscar-winning actress, 48, was appropriately attired for the wet 60-degree weather in a raincoat over a frayed hooded top, black leggings, and matching rubber rain-bootsRay of sunshine: Sandra Bullock was spotted picking up her son Louis from school in Studio City on a gloomy, drizzly FridayRay of sunshine: Sandra Bullock was spotted picking up her son Louis from school in Studio City on a gloomy, drizzly FridayWet Friday: With her trademark dark hair loose over her shoulders and a pair of aviator sunglasses, the make-up free star attempted to stay dryWet Friday: With her trademark dark hair loose over her shoulders and a pair of aviator sunglasses, the make-up free star attempted to stay dryShe means business: Sandra recently collaborated with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and scene stealer Melissa McCarthy on the upcoming buddy-cop comedy The Heat, due out next AprilShe means business: Sandra recently collaborated with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and scene stealer Melissa McCarthy on the upcoming buddy-cop comedy The Heat, due out next AprilSidekick: Bullock’s character, Sarah Ashburn, is a longtime by-the-book FBI agent who partners up with a tough Boston cop played by Melissa McCarthy to take down a drug lordSidekick: Bullock's character, Sarah Ashburn, is a longtime by-the-book FBI agent who partners up with a tough Boston cop played by Melissa McCarthy to take down a drug lord

Dr. Dre’s headphone empire puts him at top of highest paid musicians in 2012!

Move over Bono, Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, and several other celebrities that one might expect to be named the highest paid musician this year. Rockstar-status hip-hop producer Dr. Dre landed the number one spot on Forbes‘ 2012 list of top earners in the music business.

The other four big earners were Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Elton John, U2 and British boy band Take That. MailOnline’s personal favorite, Justin Beiber, 18, just made into the top ten, tying with Toby Keith.

Dre, 47, a former member of the controversial rap group NWA and Eminem’s primary mentor, came in first this year with earnings of $110 million (£68.7 million), largely due to the success of his luxury headphone line, ‘Beats By Dr. Dre.’

The Compton California native, born Andre Romelle Young, and Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine started the company Beats Electronics in 2006 and debuted the highly profitable headphone line in 2008. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Hi-fi wire company Monster was granted exclusive rights under a 5-year contract to manufacture and develop the Dre-branded headphones. ‘The brands are so aligned, Dre and Beats, it’s just who he is,’ Kevin Liles, former president of Def Jam Recordings, told Forbes.

Dre co-founded the record label Death Row Records in 1991 with Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Jr. and then left Death Row in 1996 to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. He signed Eminem two years later. Dre has released two solo albums throughout his music career and has produced beats for dozens of artists, including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Toni Braxton, Kendrick Lamar and Rakim. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Made man: Dr. Dre tops this year’s list of the highest earners in the music bizMade man: Dr. Dre tops this year's list of the highest earners in the music bizMade man: Dre’s big earnings in 2012 are largely due to the success of his self-titled headphone brandMade man: Dre's big earnings in 2012 are largely due to the success of his self-titled headphone brandWe’re not in Compton anymore: A ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ celebration party for the launch of the Lil Wayne Edition Pro headphones in Hollywood, California on September 6, 2012We're not in Compton anymore: A 'Beats by Dr. Dre' celebration party for the launch of the Lil Wayne Edition Pro headphones in Hollywood, California on September 6, 2012New addition: Luke Wood, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre launch the wireless Beats by Dr. Dre Pill at the Beats Store in Soho, NY on October 16, 2012 in New York CityNew addition: Luke Wood, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre launch the wireless Beats by Dr. Dre Pill at the Beats Store in Soho, NY on October 16, 2012 in New York CityKnocked down a notch: U2 came in second place on Forbes’ list for the first time since 2009Knocked down a notch: U2 came in second place on Forbes' list for the first time since 2009

Race row erupts over columnist who said African American NFL star Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t be a quarterback because he has TATTOOS and ‘looks like he just got paroled’…

Inked Quarterback: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made two starts this NFL season and is highly rated by football pundits

Inked Quarterback: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made two starts this NFL season and is highly rated by football pundits

A white sports columnist is facing outrage after he compared the tattooed quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers to the residents of San Quentin state prison.

Sporting News writer David Whitley has been labeled a racist by some for his sweeping generalizations after he penned an article that bemoaned the amount of tattoos that 25-year-old Colin Kaepernick had on his body.

Claiming that the position of quarterback is hallowed and Kaepernick’s body art brings it down in tone, Whitley said that because of his tattoos, the 49ers player can never be a legitimate hero.

But he later defended himself against accusations of racism, saying: “If they were old enough to read, my two adopted African-American daughters would certainly be disappointed to find out I’m a racist.” 

“It didn’t occur to me that admitting I’m not a fan of body art would be admitting I don’t like African-Americans.”

The furious response overwhelmed Whitley, who had to fend off accusations of racial profiling, prompting his editor-in-chief to take the unusual step of writing a defense of the opinion piece in which he admitted Whitley could have finessed certain points.

Whitley, who is the father of two adopted African-American daughters, was even criticized by Kaepernick’s parents – who revealed that his tattoos are in fact verses from the Bible. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

It is the extensive body art of Colin Kaepernick – the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers that has so upset sports columnist David WhitelyIt is the extensive body art of Colin Kaepernick - the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers that has so upset sports columnist David Whitely Role Model: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before a game against the Seattle Seahawks in OctoberRole Model: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before a game against the Seattle Seahawks in OctoberBody Art: David Beckham is famous for his elaborate tattoos and has been credited with popularizing the trend across the worldBody Art: David Beckham is famous for his elaborate tattoos and has been credited with popularising the trend across the world

Always by her side: Heidi Klum arrives in New York with bodyguard boyfriend…

There’s something incredibly romantic about dating your bodyguard. And of course… Hollywood via Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston agrees. That fictional romance didn’t work out but Heidi Klum appears to be keeping hold of her Frank and making it work, as they arrived at JFK today looking tighter than ever.

It may be daunting to face the busy Christmas period as a single parent for the first time but Heidi seems to have it all under control. And having burly and capable Marlin by her side has to be a real help. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Inseparable: Heidi Klum and her boyfriend Marin Kristen arrived at JFK airport together on SaturdayInseparable: Heidi Klum and her boyfriend Marin Kristen arrived at JFK airport together on Saturday The look of love: Marin watches his beautiful girlfriend protectively as she beams for the cameraThe look of love: Marin watches his beautiful girlfriend protectively as she beams for the camera So pretty: Heidi was glowing despite her six hour fight from Los AngelesSo pretty: Heidi was glowing despite her six hour fight from Los Angeles

Cheryl Cole shows just a hint of her flat stomach in crossover dress as she attends intimate book signing…

She may have flown in from Los Angeles just hours earlier after a whirlwind trip Stateside, but there was no sign of jetlag on a glowing Cheryl Cole’s face on Saturday. The singer, 29, was dressed in her best as she met fans at an intimate book signing for her autobiography My Story at a central London hotel.

The Girls Aloud star showed off a hint of her flat stomach in an unusual dress with nude crossover wrap top and ruched orange skirt. The Geordie star teamed her look with a pair of spiked nude heels and dangling earrings, with her hair swept back into a high ponytail.

Only a select group of fans and just one photographer were in attendance for the Waterstone’s signing event at the Corinthia Hotel – which is where the X Factor contestants are staying. The lucky fans who got the chance to meet Cheryl at the exclusive two-hour event had bought limited £20 tickets, which includes a copy of the book.

The signing meant Cheryl was back to her solo artist persona after spending the past few weeks reunited with her Girls Aloud bandmates. Unfortunately, the five-piece’s comeback track Something New was pipped to the No.1 spot in the UK singles chart by Olly Murs.

Following heavy promotion of the single on Children In Need, Strictly Come Dancing and the Royal Variety Show, Cheryl has spent the past few days in Los Angeles. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Glowing: Cheryl Cole arrives at an exclusive book signing at the Corinthia Hotel in London on SaturdayGlowing: Cheryl Cole arrives at an exclusive book signing at the Corinthia Hotel in London on Saturday‘And who’s this to?’ Cheryl signs a copy of her autobiography for a fan'And who's this to?' Cheryl signs a copy of her autobiography for a fanThat’s a lot of Cheryl! The singer poses alongside a giant poster of her book sleeveThat's a lot of Cheryl! The singer poses alongside a giant poster of her book sleeveNo sign of jetlag: The 29-year-old singer looked full of energy despite having flown in from LA that morningNo sign of jetlag: The 29-year-old singer looked full of energy despite having flown in from LA that morningMy idol: Manchester teen Jess Alderson queued for five hours to meet her idolMy idol: Manchester teen Jess Alderson queued for five hours to meet her idol

Brad Pitt: “The wedding is going to be all about the family!”

He recently revealed that he would be tying the knot soon after receiving plenty of pressure from his children. And it seems like when Brad Pitt finally does wed Angelina Jolie it will be a day all about the little cherubs.

The parent of adopted and biological kids – Maddox, 11, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, six, and twins Knox and Vivienne, four – wants the ceremony to be one where the little ones get as much attention as the beautiful bride.

Following an interview with the actor, a writer at People magazine revealed about the forthcoming nuptials: ‘One thing for sure, he says it’s going to be all about family: a simple affair with Angie and the kids.’

He was married to actress Jennifer Aniston for five years before finding love with Angelina on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005. His partner had been hitched to Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton before that so it’s no surprise that saying vows is more about keeping their family happy.

Speaking at the premiere of Killing Me Softly in New York on recently he told People: ‘The time is nigh. It’s soon. I got a good feeling about it.’ He added: ‘I am getting more pressure from my kids, and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come.’

Although the couple have been through so much together, star Pitt, 47, said their wedding would still be meaningful after raising their children. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Take a look at a clip from the movie ‘Killing Them Softly’ below:

Family affair: Brad Pitt says his wedding will be all about the children and Angelina JolieFamily affair: Brad Pitt says his wedding will be all about the children and Angelina JolieCrowd pleaser: The actor has children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox with Angelina JolieCrowd pleaser: The actor has children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox with Angelina Jolie‘It will be soon’: Brad Pitt said the time is nigh to tie the knot with partner of seven years Angelina'It will be soon': Brad Pitt said the time is nigh to tie the knot with partner of seven years Angelina Man in black: The actor prefers a casual look to being groomed and suited upMan in black: The actor prefers a casual look to being groomed and suited up The cast: Actor Ben Mendelsohn, left, actor Vincent Curatola, director Andrew Dominik, Pitt, producer Dede Gardner and actor James GandolfiniThe cast: Actor Ben Mendelsohn, left, actor Vincent Curatola, director Andrew Dominik, Pitt, producer Dede Gardner and actor James GandolfiniSlicked back: Brad’s long hair is banished with gel for the gritty gangster flickSlicked back: Brad's long hair is banished with gel for the gritty gangster flick

David Haye is knocked out of I’m A Celebrity leaving Charlie and Ashley to battle it out in all girl final…

He’s won world titles and has taken on some of the toughest trials on the show. But biracial David Haye was knocked out of I’m A Celebrity in the semi-final to take third place on the show.

The boxer left Charlie Brooks and Ashley Roberts who will battle if out in the final on Saturday night’s show. Speaking to Ant and Dec the 32-year-old boxer said was ‘weird’ to be finally out of camp but said he was looking glad he had ‘freedom at last’.

When asked if he was disappointed at being kicked out of the show ahead of the final he replied’: ‘It’s the way it was meant to be.’

David said he didn’t anticipate getting so far in the show and said that being part of the experience had pushed him out of his comfort zone.

He told the presenters: ‘You are really laid bare. Everybody gets to see the real you.’ Joking about just how viewers saw every inch of David, Dec replied: ‘You really were laid bare.’

The Hayemaker said he had a ‘really good time’ during his stint in the jungle and enjoyed getting to know his camp mates who he described as ‘great people’. He said the only negative part of the experience was the lack of food. The boxer, who revealed he has acting aspirations on Friday night’s show commented on his weight loss. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

So close yet so far: David Haye has come third on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here after being voted out by the public on Friday night’s showSo close yet so far: David Haye has come third on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here after being voted out by the public on Friday night's showHe’s number one in her eyes: After leaving the camp David was seen being greeted by his mother JaneHe's number one in her eyes: After leaving the camp David was seen being greeted by his mother Jane It’s a knock out! David Haye has taken third place after being kicked out of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of HereIt's a knock out! David Haye has taken third place after being kicked out of the jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of HereIt’s as it was meant to be: The 32-year-old boxer told Ant and Dec that he wasn’t disappointed to be kicked out of the show ahead of the finalIt's as it was meant to be: The 32-year-old boxer told Ant and Dec that he wasn't disappointed to be kicked out of the show ahead of the final Tough: The former Heavyweight champion said that taking part in the show was really difficultTough: The former Heavyweight champion said that taking part in the show was really difficult ‘You really were laid bare’: Dec was seen joking about how viewers saw every inch of David'You really were laid bare': Dec was seen joking about how viewers saw every inch of David

X-Factor UK fashion faceoff: Nicole Scherzinger stuns in metallic Terminator glove over Tulisa Contostavlos

She usually dresses impeccably for her appearances on the X Factor. But Nicole Scherzinger made a questionable fashion choice for Saturday night’s show. The singer wore an unusual metal accessory on her hand which looked like it could cause an injury if the star waved her arm around her fellow judges.

Nicole looked every inch the glamorous star as she stepped out onto the stage in London on Saturday. She wore a cream Zeynep Tosun dress with a silver floral pattern which glittered in the studio lights as she walked out in front of the audience.

Nicole teamed her dress with a pair of cream Crisian & McCaffrey shoes. The former Pussycat Doll wore her hair up on her hair and had the metallic accessory by Shaun Leane on her hand which looked like a small, fingerless glove. Nicole stood out from her fellow X Factor judges who were all wearing black for the semi-final of the show.

Fellow female judge Tulisa looked stunning in a simple, black Alexander McQueen dress for the exciting semi-final night of the singing contest. And her unusual choice of glove may have come in handy if Nicole got into a war of words with one of her fellow panelists – she could have given someone a black eye if she decided to use it in the right way.

But the metallic item did not distract Nicole from giving criticism to the show’s contestants when required. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Don’t get on the wrong side of her: Nicole wore the unusual metallic glove which looked like it could have caused injury if used in the right wayDon't get on the wrong side of her: Nicole wore the unusual metallic glove which looked like it could have caused injury if used in the right wayFighting for first place: Nicole is hoping to see one of her acts triumph during the final of the show and was brought to tears by her contestant Jahmene Douglas on the show on Saturday nightFighting for first place: Nicole is hoping to see one of her acts triumph during the final of the show and was brought to tears by her contestant Jahmene Douglas on the show on Saturday nightSimplicity: Tulisa looked stunning in a simple, black Alexander McQueen dressShe's the boss: Tulisa reveals she is the most Googled person in the UK, pictured here on Saturday's X Factor Fierce foursome: The judges looked stylish as they stepped out onto the stage at the London studios on Saturday nightFierce foursome: The judges looked stylish as they stepped out onto the stage at the London studios on Saturday nightMoved to tears: Nicole became emotional during the show after watching her contestant Jahmene Douglas performMoved to tears: Nicole became emotional during the show after watching her contestant Jahmene Douglas performEmotional evening: Nicole clearly has a strong connection with Jahmene and broke down during his version of I Look To YouEmotional evening: Nicole clearly has a strong connection with Jahmene and broke down during his version of I Look To YouBelting his heart out: The star gave it his all as he tried to convince the audience he deserves to be in the finalBelting his heart out: The star gave it his all as he tried to convince the audience he deserves to be in the final‘I surrender!’: Nicole was so overcome with emotion she struggled to speak and threw her hands in the air in awe of the young talent'I surrender!': Nicole was so overcome with emotion she struggled to speak and threw her hands in the air in awe of the young talent

Jordin Sparks launches ‘Ambition’ fragrance!

After winning season six of American idol, she has gone on to enjoy hit singles worldwide and even starred in a movie with the late Whitney Houston. But the real test of Jordin Sparks success it seems is whether she manages to pull off a launching a perfume under her name.

The singer has joined the celebrity scent market and got the ball rolling with promotion on Saturday as she stepped out for a meet and greet at a mall. The 22-year-old made a personal appearance at Carson’s store inside North Riverside Plaza in Illinois where the scent is currently exclusively sold.

Jordin kept a gold pen in hand to scribble her autograph on her product which features the metallic hue as part of its color theme. The fragrance is aptly named Ambition, something Jordin has certainly got as she branches away from her music roots to carry out projects including her recent film Sparkle.

She looked ready for business in a pair of black pants which were rolled up to show off her patent lace-up flats. Jordin teamed it with a purple top, black cropped jacket and matching scarf, while keeping her hair tied back in a ponytail. Visit Dailymail to continue reading…

On the perfume market: Jordin Sparks attends a personal appearance at Carson’s in North Riverside Plaza on in North Riverside, IllinoisOn the perfume market: Jordin Sparks attends a personal appearance at Carson's in North Riverside Plaza on in North Riverside, IllinoisMeet and greet: The star gripped onto a gold pen to sign bottles of her Ambition fragranceMeet and greet: The star gripped onto a gold pen to sign bottles of her Ambition fragranceReady for business: The singer-turned-actress wrapped up in a black pants and a cropped jacket with a scarfReady for business: The singer-turned-actress wrapped up in a black trousers and a cropped jacket with a scarfAll-smiles: Jordin was grinning as she met up with her admirersAll-smiles: Jordin was grinning as she met up with her admirers ‘Such a cute pic’: Jordin retweeted a fans snap with her via her Twitter page'Such a cute pic': Jordin retweeted a fans snap with her via her Twitter pageClowning around: She shared another snap of herself with a fan on her micro-blogging accountClowning around: She shared another snap of herself with a fan on her micro-blogging account

New KolorBlind couple alert: Topshop heiress Chloe Green and QPR ‘bad boy’ Djibril Cissé…

Shop until you drop: Chloe Green was seen out hand-in-hand with QPR striker Djibril Cissé (right)

Top Shop Heiress: Chloe Green

Chloe Green could soon be going from heiress to fully blown WAG after she was spotted hand in hand with QPR ‘bad boy’ and father-of-four Djibril Cissé.

Daughter of Topshop tycoon Philip Green, Chloe, 21, who has previously been linked to England player Jermain Defoe, has never made secret of her preference for friends in the football industry.

But at 31, Cissé is goalposts away from her usual type, the former Liverpool player is currently divorcing his wife of eight years Jude.

An onlooker told the Sunday Mirror: ‘They couldn’t stop laughing and joking, it was really sweet. ‘They seemed close and were clearly enjoying each others company, they didn’t care who saw them.’

The pair were seen strolling around the shops in London hand-in-hand, with Chloe later spotted clutching a shopping bag.

In May Chloe, who has designed her own Topshop shoe range, was seen with England player Defoe, who had ended his relationship with singer Alexandra Burke shortly before.

French Cissé signed for Liverpool in 2004 and has gained a ‘bad boy’ image after incidents with the police.

He was cautioned for assaulting is pregnant wife Jude and a 15-year-old boy.A source close to the family said: ‘Chloe is not dating Djibril, they are just friends who went on a shopping trip together.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The ex factor: Djibril Cissé is currently divorcing his wife of eight years JudeThe ex factor: Djibril Cissé is currently divorcing his wife of eight years Jude Close: Chloe and dad Philip Green, she has designed a label for TopshopClose: Chloe and dad Philip Green, she has designed a label for Topshop

X-Factor’s Tulisa Contostavlos: “‘I guess any form of attention is good!”

See you can do it! Tulisa looks perfect in the midl dress with its nipped in waist and her straightened hair

It’s been a crazy 12 months for Tulisa Contostavlos, starting at the end of last year when she mentored the first group to victory on the X Factor.

From there she’s recorded a solo album, split up with N-Dubz (only to get back together), had a ‘sex tape’ released by an ex, was voted FHM’s Sexiest Woman In The World and then most recently started dating footballer Danny Simpson.

So as she gears up to release her hotly-anticipated first album – The Female Boss- I go to meet her in her X Factor dressing room to talk about her exciting year.

Greeted by her PA/ best friend/ partner in crime Gareth Varey (who currently has a broken leg after a night on the tiles with T), Tulisa is the picture of composure as she gets comfy on the sofa, her long almost-black hair swept to one side.

Her new boyfriend and footballer Danny Simpson watches on as she speaks about her album: ‘I am really excited about the release of my first solo album.

‘I’m also very nervous, it’s kind of like two emotions and I’m either going to feel really extreme about one or the other when it comes out. I’m really happy about the reception I’ve had so far with the three singles.’

‘I feel like all the songs have reached out to the kind of people I wanted them to reach out to,’ she muses. ‘And I think with each song I wanted to draw in different types of people and show everyone that there’s something for everyone on there.’

She reveals that her favorite track off the album is Skeletons because, as she says, laughing: ‘it says everything that I want to say’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She’s the boss: Tulisa reveals she is the most Googled person in the UK, pictured here on Saturday’s X FactorShe's the boss: Tulisa reveals she is the most Googled person in the UK, pictured here on Saturday's X Factor Performing! Tulisa has been promoting her hotly-anticipated first album at various venues including GAYPerforming! Tulisa has been promoting her hotly-anticipated first album at various venues including GAY What a WAG: Tulisa’s new style has been credited to her landing footballer Danny SimpsonWhat a WAG: Tulisa's new style has been credited to her landing footballer Danny Simpson Attention: Tulisa and her new man have received a lot of attention, not all goodAttention: Tulisa and her new man have received a lot of attention, not all good Nervous: Tulisa said she is slightly apprehensive about her new music but said she has had a warm reception so farNervous: Tulisa said she is slightly apprehensive about her new music but said she has had a warm reception so far Proud: Tulisa won with Little Mix last year, but  has lost all her acts this year on X FactorProud: Tulisa has lost all her acts this year on X Factor, last year she won with Little Mix

Foxy Pharaoh! Heidi Klum transforms into Cleopatra for post-Halloween party!

Bedazzled: The German-born 39-year-old had literally had hundreds of coloured rhinestones glued to her face prior to arriving at the venue

Bedazzled: The German-born 39-year-old had literally had hundreds of colored rhinestones glued to her face prior to arriving at the venue

She was forced to postpone her 13th annual Halloween costume party due to Hurricane Sandy.

And Heidi Klum’s Cleopatra costume was definitely a sight to behold as the supermodel displayed her cleavage and jewel-encrusted face at Club Finale for the New York bash Saturday night.

The German-born 39-year-old had hundreds of colored rhinestones glued to her face prior to arriving at the venue. She wore a bold, glittery gown with gargantuan winged sleeves at the soiree, which will benefit the Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy-relief effort.

Bedazzled: The German-born 39-year-old had literally had hundreds of coloured rhinestones glued to her face prior to arriving at the venueThe recently divorced mother-of-four also donned a large black wig with dreadlocks topped with a golden headdress with not one but five ruby-eyed cobra heads hissing on it.

Rather than parading her new boyfriend and bodyguard Martin Kristen down the red carpet,

Klum escorted a rosy-cheeked, Santa Claus who looked tiny in comparison to the statuesque model.

It was the first time Heidi attended the party without ex-husband Seal, whom she divorced in April.

The couple became famous for their array of his and hers outfits, including ravens, monkeys and the serpent and the apple from the Garden of Eden. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Dazzling Egyptian queen: Heidi Klum displayed her cleavage and jewel-encrusted face as Cleopatra during her Haunted Halloween Party at Club Finale Saturday nightDazzling Egyptian queen: Heidi Klum displayed her cleavage and jewel-encrusted face as Cleopatra during her Haunted Halloween Party at Club Finale Saturday nightRain-check! Klum was forced to postpone her 13th annual Halloween costume party due to Hurricane SandyRain-check! Klum was forced to postpone her 13th annual Halloween costume party due to Hurricane SandyImpressive: Heidi wore a bold, glittery gown with gargantuan winged sleeves at the soiree, which will benefit the Red Cross’ Sandy-relief effortImpressive: Heidi wore a bold, glittery gown with gargantuan winged sleeves at the soiree, which will benefit the Red Cross¿ Sandy-relief effortShe’s with Santa: Rather than parading her new boyfriend and bodyguard Martin Kristen down the red carpet, Klum escorted a rosy-cheeked, Santa ClausShe's with Santa: Rather than parading her new boyfriend and bodyguard Martin Kristen down the red carpet, Klum escorted a rosy-cheeked, Santa ClausMaking a masterpiece: The former Victoria’s Secret angel first gave fans a sneak peek at her elegant Egyptian queen costume in September on her websiteMaking a masterpiece: The former Victoria's Secret angel first gave fans a sneak peek at her elegant Egyptian queen costume in September on her website

X-Factor UK fashion face-off: Tulisa Contostavlos loses out to Nicole Scherzinger on Sunday’s result show…

She still has a lot to learn: Tulisa, 24, wore the Rock & Roll Couture Dress by Suzannah and completed her look with bright pink lipstick, black heels as she wore her hair to one side

She still has a lot to learn: Tulisa, 24, wore the Rock & Roll Couture Dress by Suzannah and completed her look with bright pink lipstick, black heels as she wore her hair to one side

Nicole Scherzinger outshone her fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos on Sunday night’s result show of The X Factor. Stepping out as the picture of elegance, Nicole looked flawless in a black floor length organza gown.

Once again the 34-year-old showed Tulisa, 24, how it’s done when taking to the spotlight.

Nicole Scherzinger wore an Abed Mahfouz dress which featured one shoulder and hugged her enviable shape perfectly.

With Stephen Webster jewelry and Carvela shoes, Scherzinger looked immaculate as she blew kisses to the crowd.

The Don’t Hold Your Breathe singer opted to keep her make-up light as she wore her dark hair in loose curls styled in a center parting.

Tulisa on the other hand didn’t quite get it right in her monochrome mid-length dress.

Wearing a sleeveless, collared gown which featured black lace detailing and a sheer full pleated skirt, the Rock & Roll Couture Dress by Suzannah failed to flatter Tulisa’s frame.

Opting to wear her hair to one side in curls, the Young singer finished her look with bright pink lipstick and a pair of peep toe heels. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Winning! Nicole Scherzinger proved to be victorious once again during the fashion face-off with fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos on Sunday evening’s episode of The X FactorWinning! Nicole Scherzinger proved to be victorious once again during the fashion face-off with fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos on Sunday evening's episode of The X FactorComing out on top: Nicole, 34, wore an Abed Mahfouz dress with Stephen Webster jewelry and Carvela shoesComing out on top: Nicole, 34, wore an Abed Mahfouz dress with Stephen Webster jewellery and Carvela shoesHandsome foursome: The judges looked sharp as they stood at the top of the stageHandsome foursome: The judges looked sharp as they stood at the top of the stageTaking to their seats: Fans of the ITV1 show sang Nicole’s praises on Twitter regrading her outfit choiceTaking to their seats: Fans of the ITV1 show sang Nicole's praises on Twitter regrading her outfit choice

Mark Zuckerberg made $3.5 Billion last month!

Mark ZuckerbergNovember was a good month for Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook‘s stock shot up from $21.08 a share on the first day of trading in November to $28 a share at the end of the day Friday, its highest price since July. Zuckerberg, who owns about 504 million shares of Facebook stock, gained about $3.48 billion as a result.

When Facebook first went public at $38 a share in May, Zuckerberg’s shares were worth $19.1 billion. In the following months, the stock dropped to less than half that IPO price to $17.55 in late August, pushing Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $8.84 billion.

Since then, Facebook’s stock has recovered in fits and starts and so has Zuckerberg’s wealth. November proved to be by far the most robust growth month for the stock to date, thanks to two big factors. First, the company had a strong earnings report in late October, which showed that Facebook was making progress in monetizing mobile.

Secondly, the second and largest lockup period for stocks held by employees finally expired in the middle of November, which was something investors had been dreading for months and arguably held down the stock price.

As of Friday, Zuckerberg’s net worth was $14.1 billion and will likely only continue to grow in December. Visit Mashable to continue reading…

Khloé Kardashian: “What Lamar doesn’t want for Christmas…”

khloe kardashian and lamarWhen shopping for Lamar Odom, the Kardashians can cross one popular holiday gift choice off their lists – electronics.

“Kourtney asked: ‘Would Lamar like an iPad mini for Christmas?’” I said, ‘Absolutely not!’ He would have no idea what to do with,” Khloé Kardashian told reporters Thursday after The X Factor. “He’d be, like, ‘I can’t write on this thing.”

Despite his technological ineptitude, Odom does brave Skype to stay connected with his wife while playing away games with the Los Angeles Clippers.

“I have to walk him through it on the phone and it takes forever,” Kardashian joked of getting her husband to use video chatting service. “He’s just not a very big electronics person.”

Staying connected is key for the couple, who celebrated their third wedding anniversary in September.

“We are very spiritual and we say our prayers with each other every night. He will lead the prayers and it is so sweet,” Kardashian said. “Sometimes his plane will land in the next city [at 4 a.m.] and he will still call me and we say our prayers. If I’m asleep and don’t answer he will text me a prayer. It keeps us together.” Via People.

KolorBlind celebs attend the 33rd Annual – An Evening With The Stars event…

Biracial actress was the 2013 UNCF ‘Evening of Stars’ host at Saturday night’s event at the Pasadena Civic Center last night. The two hour special, which will air on BET, encompasses some of the biggest names in entertainment, education, politics and sports who share the stage with students whose lives have been changed by education made possible by UNCF and its programs.

The event is a particularly special sponsorship for Buick because of the brand’s dedication to educating young people. In 2011, The General Motors Foundation and Buick launched the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program to award scholarships to students interested in science, technology, engineering, math and related fields.

The Buick Achievers Program now dedicates up to 4.5 million dollars annually to students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and community, and are the first in their family to attend college.

The show will air on BET, January 27th, 2013 at 10p/9c.

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Madonna and Brazilian toyboy Brahim Zaibat enjoy family time by the pool…

As athletic and impressive as Madonna’s body is, we’ve all seen enough of it on stage to last a lifetime. Slipping into something minuscule and flesh-flashing in her spare time is a bit of a Busman’s Holiday for Madonna so it’s she does the opposite to most people by a pool.

Madge, 54, every the contrarian, covered herself up almost completely as she enjoyed family time time by at her hotel in Rio where she’s set to perform on Sunday night as part of her MDNA tour.

Wearing joggers, a T-shirt featuring black and white Polaroid snaps (that hopefully weren’t of herself), a large warm looking cardigan and a sun-hat; Madonna was as protected from harmful rays as you can get.

The mother-of-four didn’t forget her bug like sunglasses, either, meaning her face was particularly safe. Of course, you don’t get to remain youthful like the queen of pop by sitting in the sun so there is tried and tested method in this apparent madness.

Her boy-thing Brahim has no immediate cares about the ravages of time and was happy to show off her his incredible six pack, as we imagine, his girlfriend perhaps was too.

He looked to be relishing the time spent with his iconic lover and her children and could be seen sauntering around with Rocco, 12.  Lourdes, 16, was also spotted fussing over her gorgeous younger siblings David and Mercy. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Beach babe: Madonna covered up her athletic body (and wisely, her porcelain skin) by her hotel pool in Rio where she relaxed with her children and boyfriend Brahim on SaturdayBeach er, babe: Madonna covered up her athletic body (and wisely, her porcelain skin) by her hotel pool in Rio where she relaxed with her children and boyfriend Brahim on Saturday What does she see in him? Madonna’s chap has got an incredible bodyWhat does she see in him? Madonna's chap has got an incredible body Modern family: Brahim obviously gets on well with Madonna’s children, he was spotted enjoying a walk with Rocco – Madonna’s son by Guy RitchieModern family: Brahim obviously gets on well with Madonna's children, he was spotted enjoying a walk with Rocco - Madonna's son by Guy RitchieSuch devotion: Madonna’s Rio fans have prepared her a giant letterSuch devotion: Madonna's Rio fans have prepared her a giant letter Taking it to the next level: And there was also this banner, to welcome the queen of popTaking it to the next level: And there was also this banner, to welcome the queen of pop

Tulisa Contostavlos performs new song ‘Sight of You’ on the X Factor UK…

Quick change: Tulisa changed her outfit from a demure white frock to the leather dress and hoodie

Quick change: Tulisa changed her outfit from a demure white frock to the leather dress and hoodie

Tulisa went back to her urban roots on Sunday night’s X Factor show. The self-proclaimed female boss took to the stage and performed her new single Sight Of You, while wearing a hoodie.

Tulisa, 24, received some mixed reviews about her performance but the public were pretty unanimous about her rather urban outfit.

The X Factor judge was slated by viewers after she performed in a short dress and a hoodie, reminding people of her days in N-Dubz.

As she sang the ballad on top of a box, she looked visibly afraid to be on the stage all by herself.

One person tweeted ‘Nice hoody tulisa #showingyoururbanroots #ohdear’, while another said: ‘Tulisa is rocking the hoody & dress look I have to admit’. 

Tulisa swapped the white dress she had worn earlier in the show for a short black leather frock that she matched with a sequinned jacket and hoodie.

After singing, a nervous Tulisa struggled to speak as Dermot O’Leary interviewed her post performance.

When asked how she felt after the performance, she told Dermot: ‘Terrifying. You enjoy it but it’s still terrifying.’ Her fellow judge Louis Walsh praised her performance and said: ‘I think she was very good.’

Although Louis was supportive of her vocals the public were not as forgiving with one person tweeting: ‘Slightly awkward how Tulisa criticizes Christopher every week and he’s better than her.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The X-Factor UK finalists were joined by legendary singer Rod Stewart in singing ‘Merry Xmas Baby’, watch the video clip below:

Back to life: Tulisa performed in a hoodie as she sang her new song Sight Of You on the X Factor on Saturday nightBack to life: Tulisa performed in a hoodie as she sang her new song Sight Of You on the X Factor on Saturday nightGolden oldie: Viewers of the show were quick to share their opinions about Tulisa’s outfitGolden oldie: Viewers of the show were quick to share their opinions about Tulisa's outfit Super singer: While Tulisa’s vocal performance was not at all bad the audience at home were not impressedSuper singer: While Tulisa's vocal performance was not at all bad the audience at home were not impressedFeeling the strain: Tulisa was visibly nervous during and after her performanceFeeling the strain: Tulisa was visibly nervous during and after her performanceRound of applause: Tulisa said that being on stage was a terrifying experienceRound of applause: Tulisa said that being on stage was a terrifying experienceSensational star: Singer P!nk took to the stage after Tulisa and was lauded with praise from the viewersSensational star: American singer P!nk took to the stage after Tulisa and was lauded with praise from the viewersAnother ovation: The X Factor judges all stood up and applauded the amazing talent of P!nkAnother ovation: The X Factor judges all stood up and applauded the amazing talent of P!nkFrequent flyer: P!nk left Paris carrying her baby as she boarded a private jet to get to LondonFrequent flyer: P!nk left Paris carrying her baby as she boarded a private jet to get to London

Kim Kardashian reveals painful looking sore on her lip as she steps off 18 hour flight…

Kim KardashianWhat with her reality shows, endorsement deals, fashion lines and clothing stores, it seems that Kim Kardashian never stops working.

And all that hard work seemed to have a taken its toll on the busy reality star as she flew into Miami on Sunday.

Tired looking Kim revealed a painful-looking large sore on her upper lip, along with blemishes on her chin.

Dressed down Kim had tied her hair back in a simple bun for her flight, while she wore a simple and conservative outfit of black pants and white blazer.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Kim were feeling a little under the weather. The reality star had just stepped off an 18 hour flight – which even in first class is bound to be a strain.

She jokingly tweeted: ’18 hour flight…fun!’

Adding to the stress on her body the reality star was returning from a three-day whirlwind tour of the Gulf, in which she opened milkshake shops in Kuwait and Bahrain.  It was just the latest long haul flight for permanently jet lagged Kim. In recent weeks she has visited Italy, London and Los Angeles.

But there isn’t likely to be much of a break for Kim, who is in the midst of filming her new reality show, Kourtney And Kim Take Miami. Kim suffers from the skin condition psoriasis, and on her reality show has previously talked about how she uses makeup to disguise the effects. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Ready for a break: A tired looking Kim Kardashian appears to have a large sore on her lip as she returns to Miami International Airport from the Middle East on SundayReady for a break: A tired looking Kim Kardashian appears to have a cold sore on her lip as she returns to Miami International Airport from the Middle East on SundayOverworked: With her myriad business interests taking her all over the world, tired Kim is bound to feel the effectsOverworked: With her myriad business interests taking her all over the world, tired Kim is bound to feel the effectsLow key: Kim was dressed down for once in a conservative pair of black pants and white blazer for her 18-hour flightLow key: Kim was dressed down for once in a conservative pair of black trousers and white blazer for her 18-hour flightGoogle alerts: Kim checks her phone after being out on contact on her transatlantic flightGoogle alerts: Kim checks her phone after being out on contact on her transatlantic flight

Kim Kardashian nervously pets a camel on her trip to Bahrain… and then has a glass of it’s milk…

She was in town to launch a milkshake store. And Kim Kardashian certainly seems to have embraced her mission – even tucking into a glass of camel’s milk.
The reality star tweeted a picture of the drink, which she entitled ‘Got Camel’s Milk?’ in a reference to the famous marketing campaign.

Camel’s milk is traditionally considered a treatment for everything from constipation to tuberculosis and is now marketed as a health food due to its low fat and high levels of iron and B vitamins. Kim also shared pictures of herself petting a camel – although she seemed to be quite nervous.

Approaching a sitting animal, the 32-year-old reached out to stroke his back, before jumping away when it moved. Kim wore a conservative black pantsuit with a white vest underneath for her visit to the desert, which came during her three-day-trip to the Gulf. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Daring: A nervous Kim Kardashian poses next to a camel in Bahrain during her three-day trip to the GulfDaring: A nervous Kim Kardashian poses next to a camel in Bahrain during her three-day trip to the GulfHello there: The barefoot reality star went to stroke the animal… but jumped away when it movedHello there: The barefoot reality star went to stroke the animal... but jumped away when it movedStrike a pose: Kim dressed in a conservative black pantsuit and white vest for her visit to the desertStrike a pose: Kim dressed in a conservative black trouser suit and white vest for her visit to the desertEnjoying her trip: Kim poses in the desertEnjoying her trip: Kim poses in the desertGot camel’s milk? Kim tweeted this picture of the drink, which is considered a health foodGot camel's milk? Kim tweeted this picture of the drink, which is considered a health food

Punctual Madonna skips the traffic… with the help of a helicopter!

When you simply go by the name Madonna, there’s no chance of getting stuck in tedious traffic with the commoners. The pop superstar makes sure of that by taking a reliable yet extravagant mode of transport to her various gigs as he demonstrated on Sunday.

The 54-year-old was in Brazil – where she has a string of concerts taking place in the next few days – and opted to ride a helicopter to her concert venue in Rio de Janeiro. Hard working Madonna clearly didn’t want to take any chances with getting trapped amongst cars on the road and risk arriving late for her performance, so she decided to fly instead of driving.

She could be seen getting out of a car and making her way across a lawn to the aircraft which would transport her to the destination in hardly any time at all. Madonna wore the casual attire of a hooded tracksuit top and jogging bottoms with the number 86 emblazoned across one leg. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Living the high life: Madonna and her staff went for a helicopter ride in Rio de Janeiro on SundayLiving the high life: Madonna and her staff went for a helicopter ride in Rio de Janeiro on SundayCut out the cars: Madonna obviously didn’t want to take any chances of getting stuck in traffic and arriving late for her performance in RioCut out the cars: Madonna obviously didn't want to take any chances of getting stuck in traffic and arriving late for her performance in RioComfortable style: She dressed casually in a hooded top and jogging bottoms for the rideComfortable style: She dressed casually in a hooded top and jogging bottoms for the rideTaking a leaf out of her book: Her entourage donned dark sunglasses tooTaking a leaf out of her book: Her entourage donned dark sunglasses tooAlternative route: They jumped into this mode of transport before she played a gig in the Brazil cityAlternative route: They jumped into this mode of transport before she played a gig in the Brazil cityBriefing: She could be seen chatting to her team members while inside the helicopterBriefing: She could be seen chatting to her team members while inside the helicopterNice chopper: It’s not the way the average person gets to workNice chopper: It's not the way the average person gets to work

Spotted: Cheryl Cole and boyfriend Tre Holloway…

The perfect couple: Cheryl and Tre looked truly smitten as they jumped in a car togetherIt looks like Cheryl Cole will be having one good Christmas and it’s all down to the man in her life. The Fight For This Love singer was unable to hide her delight after enjoying a night out with her boyfriend Tre Holloway on Sunday night.

The 29-year-old and her backing dancer had a romantic meal at Zuma restaurant and went home together looking completely smitten.

Cheryl beamed as she got into the backseat of her car despite the fact that her big Girls Aloud comeback album failed to set the charts alight.

The girl group only managed to get to number nine with new record Ten, as they were beaten by acts such as Olly Murs and Neil Diamond. However, being in the company of Tre, Cheryl quickly forgot the woes of her band and looked radiant as the couple raced off into the night. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The look of love: Cheryl Cole was smiling massively as she left Zuma restaurant with boyfriend Tre Holloway on SundayThe look of love: Cheryl Cole was smiling massively as she left Zuma restaurant with boyfriend Tre Holloway on SundaySimply radiant: Chery looked back at her best thanks to finding happiness with boyfriend TreSimply radiant: Chery looked back at her best thanks to finding happiness with boyfriend TreBad return: Cheryl was in good spirits despite the fact that the Girls Aloud comeback album, Ten, failed to chart wellBad return: Cheryl was in good spirits despite the fact that the Girls Aloud comeback album, Ten, failed to chart wellHer love: Cheryl has revealed she is in love with new beau TreHer love: Cheryl has revealed she is in love with new beau Tre

Beaming Katherine Heigl keeps baby Adalaide close to her heart as she totes her in a sling…

Stylish: The 27 Dresses star looked glam and polished despite travelling with a young infant

Stylish: The 27 Dresses star looked glam and polished despite travelling with a young infant

Flying alone with a new baby would cause most mothers untold stress – but not cool as a cucumber Katherine Heigl,

The 27 Dresses star was snapped at Los Angeles International Airport with her eight-month-old baby girl on Sunday and not a hair was out of place.

It is unclear where the 34-year-old actress was jetting off too but she only had a small but stylish suitcase with her so it was probably a short trip.

The former Grey’s Anatomy star chose an elegant but comfortable ensemble for the journey.

She was seen in skinny blue jeans and a light peach shirt under a cream ribbed jumper – and she topped it off with a soft brown fur gilet.

Wearing brown suede flats boots her hair blonde hair was coiffed in loose Fifties inspired waves and her make-up was natural save for her pink lipstick.

Tiny Adalaide, who she adopted from South Korea in April, was carried in a front sling and looked cute as a button in turquoise pants and a little checked shirt. Heigl, who is married to musician Josh Kelley, has another daughter Naleigh, three, also originally from South Korea. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Off they jet: A beaming Katherine Heigl was seen at LAX with her new baby Adalaide Marie Hope at Los Angeles International Airport on SundayOff they jet: A beaming Katherine Heigl was seen at LAX with her new baby Adelaide Marie Hope at Los Angeles International Airport on SundayBesotted: The glamorous actress adopted baby Adalaide in April and the pair are inseparableBesotted: The glamorous actress adopted baby Adelaide in April and the pair are inseparableGlamour puss: Heigl and husband Josh Kelley at a screening of her film One for the Money in Paris in JanuaryGlamour puss: Heigl and husband Josh Kelley at a screening of her film One for the Money in Paris in January

Reggie Bush: ‘I’d never put my wedding on TV!’

Reggie Bush and Lilit AvagyanUnlike the made-for-TV wedding of his ex Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush tells Life & Style that his upcoming nuptials to Lilit Avagyan will be for his (and his guests’) eyes only.

“No, I’d never put my wedding on TV,” Reggie, 27, exclusively tells the new issue of Life & Style.

And the first-time dad-to-be, who announced his fiancée’s pregnancy in October, promises there’s no airtime in the works for his new family, either.

“No way!” he says when asked if he’d ever let his child be on a reality show.“When I met [Lilit], that’s when I knew [it was time to settle down].” Reggie confesses to Life & Style, admitting that he’s looking forward to downtime as a family man with the woman of his dreams. “I just can’t wait till my little one gets here. The whole process, I’m looking forward to it all.”

Visit Life & Style Weekly, or pick up the latest issue on newsstands…

Tulisa Contostavlos picks up keys to her new £6m mansion as boyfriend Danny Simpson gets a sneak peek inside…

Stocking up: The young couple decided to run some errands after visiting Tulisa's new mansionSeeing as she just picked up the keys to her new home, it’s no wonder Tulisa Contostavlos couldn’t stop smiling.

The X Factor judge showed off her new £6m mansion in Hertfordshire to her footballer boyfriend Danny Simpson and threw her arms in the air in excitement.

Tulisa is believed to have snapped up the five bedroom pad for a million pounds less than the asking price.

The 24-year-old star took her Newcastle United defender Danny for a tour around the lavish pad after she picked up the keys from the estate agents and went for a quick shop.

The house boasts five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, four reception rooms, a gym, an indoor swimming pool, a cinema, party room and staff quarters, as well a landscaped garden and an indoor spa complex with sauna and steam room.

It includes state-of-the-art gadgets such as underfloor heating and waterproof televisions in all the bathrooms. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

My new home! Tulisa Contostavlos was joined by boyfriend Danny Simpson as she picked up the keys to her new home in HertfordshireMy new home! Tulisa Contostavlos was joined by boyfriend Danny Simpson as she picked up the keys to her new home in HertfordshireSo happy! The new five bedroom house will feature enough space for Tulisa to do crazy airplane dance moves inSo happy! The new five bedroom house will feature enough space for Tulisa to do crazy airplane dance moves inGive me the keys: Tulisa and Danny met with estate agents outside the lavish £6m home to collect the keysGive me the keys: Tulisa and Danny met with estate agents outside the lavish £6m home to collect the keys Come inside: Tulisa showed Danny around her new luxurious five bedroom propertyCome inside: Tulisa showed Danny around her new luxurious five bedroom property Loving her new pad: A source said the star instantly fell in love with the house, that features an indoor swimming pool and gymLoving her new pad: A source said the star instantly fell in love with the house, that features an indoor swimming pool and gymBack to running errands: The couple went for a quick supermarket shop after picking up the keysBack to running errands: The couple went for a quick supermarket shop after picking up the keysMoving in? A source said Tulisa might share her lavish home with her footballer boyfriend at some pointMoving in? A source said Tulisa might share her lavish home with her footballer boyfriend at some pointHappy girl: The star was clearly thrilled with her new home and excitedly texted her friends and family about itHappy girl: The star was clearly thrilled with her new home and excitedly texted her friends and family about itStill a normal girl: Despite just buying a £6m house, the star then went for a shop at Tesco’sStill a normal girl: Despite just buying a £6m house, the star then went for a shop at Tesco's No need to go out now: The N Dubs star’s new house boasts its own cinema, party room and spa complexNo need to go out now: The N Dubs star's new house boasts its own cinema, party room and spa complex

Tyga: “I had it EASY growing up; my mom drove a Range!”

TygaBiracial rapper Tyga enjoyed a cushy upbringing in the Valley, NOT Compton. At least that’s what the rapper said on a game show back in 2008 and TMZ has obtained the unaired footage.

The show was called “Bustas” where wannabe-rappers compete against each other to see who can embody ugly rap stereotypes the best including playing borderline offensive games like “Guess the Rapper By His Grill” and “Is This a Real Rolex?”

Tyga appeared on the show and immediately sacrificed any semblance of street credibility in the process by claiming he grew up in a well-to-do household in the Valley, and his parents drove a Range Rover.

But Tyga, who has since claimed he grew up in Compton insisted: “I’m still street.”

Thankfully for Tyga, the show was never picked up and the clip never made it to air until now.

The highlight: “Bustas” culminates with a freestyle rap, in which the contestants are asked to incorporate buzz words like “amoeba” into their raps, and Tyga’s so bad he gets his ass boo’d off stage. (For the record, Tyga does not know how to pronounce the word “amoeba”)

It’s pretty bad, but you should check out the video to see if Tyga actually loses the entire show. Click here to watch the video clip.

Marvin Gaye’s son to Lenny Kravitz: “PLEASE don’t play my dad!”

Lenny Kravitz as Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye’s son wants his childhood friend Lenny Kravitz to walk away from the role of a lifetime, playing the Motown legend in an upcoming biopic and says he’s shocked Lenny signed on for a project he calls “shameful.”

Kravitz will play Gaye in “Sexual Healing” (working title) which reportedly focuses on Marvin’s life in the 80s when he battled drug abuse and depression before his father shot and killed him in 1984.

Marvin Gaye III tells TMZ: “The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful . [They're] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don’t even know the whole story.”

Marvin’s son says he and Kravitz were schoolmates and remained friends to this day so he wants to “talk to him about why he would do this.”

Marvin Jr. tells TMZ he and other family members are meeting with lawyers to try to stop production and added: “I would hope [Lenny] doesn’t have any idea that we are against this film being done.”

TMZ reached out to Kravitz for comment but so far, there has been no response.

Amber Rose shows off her baby bump at 28 weeks in daring photo…

She is in the final trimester of her pregnancy so it is no wonder her bump is rather large. So large, in fact, that Amber Rose had to explain to her fans that she wasn’t being indecent when she showed off her burgeoning belly on Twitter.

The seven-month pregnant model posted a snap of her huge stomach along with the caption: ‘I swear I have shorts on in this pic but my belly is so big u can’t see them Lol’

The star shows her stomach from a high angle which failed to show any hint of clothing on her body. A second image showed the 29-year-old with her vest top rolled up and a pair of tiny shorts being pushed down by her growing belly.

Also flaunting her many body tattoos, claw-like nails and trendy buzzed haircut, the model took the image of herself using her iPhone and a mirror.‘28 weeks Rosebuds & Rosestuds! :-) she wrote.

It’s no wonder she is confident enough to show off her body at the moment.
Despite her pregnancy Amber is trying to be healthy and not overindulge. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Not naked: Amber Rose insisted she had shorts on but her large stomach was concealing them in this picture posted on TwitterNot naked: The model insisted she had shorts on but her large stomach was concealing them28 weeks: The happy model shared an image of her baby bump28 weeks: Amber Rose shared an image of her baby bump on TwitterA sign of things to come? Amber was quite the poser at only six days oldA sign of things to come? Amber was quite the poser at only six days oldHealthy mother = healthy baby: She is trying to steer clear of junk food and posted a snap of her dinnerHealthy mother, healthy baby: She is trying to steer clear of junk food and posted a snap of her dinner

Spotted: Kobe Bryant and family at the Los Angeles Galaxy game…

NBA player Kobe Bryant, wife Vanessa, and daughters Natalia and Gianna watched as the Los Angeles Galaxy took on the Houston Dynamo in the 2012 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on December 1, 2012 in Carson, California.

The Bryants were at the game to support soccer pro David Beckham. Beckham played his final game with the with the Los Angeles team. Via BCK.

Cymphonique reveals album title…

Sixteen-year-old biracial singer/actress Cymphonique Miller recently revealed the title and release of her upcoming album. The new album that she has titled, “Passions,” is the young entertainer’s debut solo album and is expected out, tentatively, in Spring 2013.

Cymphonique’s latest single “Nobody Like You,” which features Jacob Latimore, is quickly becoming a favorite among fans and is climbing radio charts. While Cymphonique is busy working on her new music and perfecting her new album, she always makes time to give back. Via BCK.

Friends say Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher struggled with head injuries, alcohol, and painkillers before killing his girlfriend!

Belcher Friends now say Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher’s mental state may have been deteriorated due to a history of head injuries, pain killers, and alcohol abuse.

A person claiming to be close to Belcher,25, has revealed in a series of e-mails that these issues as well as long-term domestic problems between himself and his girlfriend may have led Belcher to the murder-suicide he committed Saturday morning.

Belcher killed 22-year-old girlfriend and mother of his child Kasandra Perkins before driving to Arrowhead stadium and turning the gun on himself.

The couple’s orphaned 3-month-old daughter Zoey will now be raised by his mother in the Long Island home where he grew up.

In a series of e-mails to Deadspin, the friend said: ‘They have been arguing for quite sometime and had separated 2 weeks ago.’

The anonymous friend wrote: ‘He had brought her and the baby back home however, they were both arguing on a regular basis. Both of them are/were very young and immature and that combined with other factors led to this tragedy.’

The friend adds that many of their recent arguments focused on Perkins failing college classes Belcher paid for and quitting her retail job, as well as telling Belcher that she was leaving him and would find a lawyer to “get as much money as possible” from the football player.

And Belcher may have reacted to all this differently if he wasn’t messed up from booze, meds, and taking shots to the head on the field.

‘When it comes to prescription medication it is unclear from my perspective whether it was diagnosed and authorized by the team or not,’ the friend wrote.

‘However I know he was under the influence of narcotics for pain and I’m sure the toxicology report will reflect this. However, Jovan drank A LOT. On a nightly basis. This is not a mystery as he did so in public and private.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Family man: Belcher with his girlfriend at the birth of his son just months before he left the child orphanedBelcher Mourning: Belcher’s teammates observe a moment of silence before the start of their NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Kansas CityChiefsHurt: Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel wipes tears away on the sidelines of Sunday’s gameRomeo City rocked: A fan expresses his sorrow following at Sunday’s gameChiefsRespects: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn gestures to heaven after a touchdown pass during the first half the teams game against the Carolina PanthersChiefsMemorial: Kansas City Chiefs fans build a makeshift memorial for Belcher outside Arrowhead StadiumChiefs Gone: Belcher’s baby will never know its motherBelcher Grieving: Belcher’s friends and relatives gathered outside his family home in West Babylon, New YorkGrieving: Belcher's friends and relatives gathered outside his family home in West Babylon, New YorkComfort: Two people embrace outside Belcher’s home, hung with jerseys from the teams he played forComfort: Two people embrace outside Belcher's home, hung with jerseys from the teams he played forToast: Mourners drink to Belcher’s memory after receiving news of his death on SaturdayToast: Mourners drink to Belcher's memory after receiving news of his death on SaturdayJovan Belcher pictured changing his young child’s diaperJovan Belcher pictured changing his young child's diaperOriginally from Texas, Kasandra Perkins had moved to Missouri to be with BelcherOriginally from Texas, Kasandra Perkins had moved to Missouri to be with Belcher

Tiki Barber speaks on NFL Baller Jovan Belcher’s murder/suicide tragedy…

Former NFL star Tiki Barber at down with CNN  earlier on Monday to weigh in on the late NFL baller Jovan Belcher’s murder/suicide tragedy. Watch the video clip below to hear more…

Nicole Scherzinger grins like a Cheshire cat as two of her acts make it to  X-Factor UK finale…

Listen up guys, she's sha-mazing! Nicole is certainly pleased as punch as she heads into Radio 1Nicole Scherzinger may not have been the cream of the crop on US X Factor but she has certainly made up for lost time in the UK show – getting both her semi-finalists through to the last show of the series.

Perhaps that’s why the solo singer looked like the Pussycat Doll who got the cream as she sauntered into Radio 1 on Monday morning.

Wrapped up in a warm furry coat the 34-year-old couldn’t hide her Cheshire cat grin as she headed into the London studios to promote her acts James Arthur, 24, and Jahmene Douglas, 22, ahead of Sunday’s final.

Fellow judge Gary Barlow, who has Liverpudlian Christopher Maloney in the final, didn’t look as pleased as headed into the studio with his finalist.

Call center worker Christopher, who frequently says he is the people’s choice, didn’t seem to care as he grabbed his mentor’s shoulders and make a victory sign.

His appearance in the final three has been controversial, with the judges repeatedly giving him negative criticism during the live shows for being ‘karaoke’ and ‘dated’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Pussycat that got the cream: Nicole grins like a Cheshire cat outside Radio 1 on Monday morning in leather pantsPussycat that got the cream: Nicole grins like a Cheshire cat outside Radio 1 on Monday morning in leather trousers She hearts her boys! Nicole seems thrilled her mentoring skills got both Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur into the X Factor finalsShe hearts her boys! Nicole seems thrilled her mentoring skills got both Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur into the X Factor finalsHer boys: Nicole looks tense as she awaits the final judgement from the public on Sunday eveningHer boys: Nicole looks tense as she awaits the final judgement from the public on Sunday evening Now she just has to beat him: Nicole cosied up to Christopher Maloney backstage, the only act in the final she didn’t mentorNow she just has to beat him: Nicole cosied up to Christopher Maloney backstage, the only act in the final she didn't mentor

Leona Lewis attacks female artists for acts ‘verging on porn’ and says they should ‘have some self-respect’…

LeonaBiracial pop star Leona Lewis has attacked women in the music industry for acts that ‘verge on porn’ and said female artists should ‘have some self-respect’.

The former X Factor winner attacked her compatriots for allowing themselves to be ‘sexually objectified’.

She said it was ‘fine to embrace your femininity and your sexiness but with some girl performers it verges on porn and that’s when I think: “What are you doing? That’s gross. Have some self-respect.”‘

Role model: Leona Lewis said that it was 'all about looks' for most female acts in the music industryAnd she claimed that the reality show that made her name was one of the few exceptions, adding: ‘The X Factor is about voice and personality. But outside that, in this industry, for female artists it’s about looks.’

However, 2010′s final of the show received more than 2,000 complaints to Ofcom after raunchy performances by Rihanna and Christina Aguilera.

Christina wore a super-short black dress, while her female dancers, who were bent over chairs, wore suspenders, bra tops, fishnet stockings and basques in the raunchy routine.

Rihanna’s performance in a bra-top, pants and fishnets was judged by Ofcom as having ‘some mildly sexual overtones and included images of her gyrating and rocking her buttocks’.

Ofcom said that over one million young children were watching the live final, and 50,000 saw the repeat at 9.30 am the following morning. The regulator warned afterwards that ‘sexualized clothing and dance routines’ should not feature on programs watched by children, and Simon Cowell promised to ‘tone it down a bit’. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Don’t copy that! Leona said she has been concerned to see her six-year-old goddaughter imitating suggestive dance routines, such as Christina Aguilera’s on the X Factor final in 2010Toning it down: Simon Cowell has vowed to keep the X Factor child-friendly this year after Christina Aguilera's provocative display caused complaints in 2010Inappropriate: Rihanna’s appearance on the 2010 X Factor final also prompted complaints – and now Leona has said she wants to see less focus on appearance for women in the music industryPre-watershed: Rihanna also set temperatures racing as she stripped down to fishnets, pants and a strapless bra. The performances from the two singers prompted a flood of outraged viewers to take to Twitter

Janet Jackson appears in PSA for World AIDS Day!

Janet Jackson speaks on HIV and AIDS in America and how over 1 million Americans are infected with the HIV disease and one in five don’t even know it.

Jackson stresses getting tested and says: “let’s end AIDS together.”

December 1st marks the celebration of World AIDS Day each year. The day is dedicated to bringing awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection.

World AIDS Day “is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died,” according to WorldAIDSDay.org.

Go to amfAR.org to learn more. Via theGrio

Kim Kardashian distracts from unsightly lip sore… after slapping on the makeup to hide blemish…

Kim Kardashian pays a visit to her long time friend Jonathan Cheban at his condo in Sunny Isles FloridaWith her myriad business interests, not to mention the little business of her reality show, Kim Kardashian couldn’t be busier. So when she developed an unsightly lip sore she knew just how to distract her fans.

Rather than hide herself away, busy Kim simply unleashed her curves – donning a super tight clinging dress.

The reality star made sure no one was looking at her blemish as she stepped out in the revealing outfit on Monday.

But just in case their gaze did accidentally wander upwards she slapped on a thick layer of face paint to hide the mark.

Kim was joined by her friend, Spin City reality star Jonathan Cheban, as she filmed her reality show in Miami. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Unleash the curves: Kim Kardashian distracts from her lip sore with a super tight dress as she pays a visit to her long time friend Jonathan Cheban at his condo in Sunny Isles Florida on MondayUnleash the curves: Kim Kardashian distracts from her lip sore with a super tight dress as she pays a visit to her long time friend Jonathan Cheban at his condo in Sunny Isles Florida on MondayLooking good: Kim was back to her usual fine formLooking good: Kim was back to her usual fine formRetail therapy: Kim peruses a selection of shoes during her outing at the Hermes store at Bal Harbor shopsRetail therapy: Kim peruses a selection of shoes during her outing at the Hermes store at Bal Harbor shopsExpertly made up: There was no hint of bad skin under Kim’s thick war paintExpertly made up: There was no hint of bad skin under Kim's thick war paintJoining in the fun: Kim was joined by her pal, fellow reality star Jonathan ChebanJoining in the fun: Kim was joined by her pal, fellow reality star Jonathan Cheban

Fresh-faced Heidi Klum shakes off late night partying to help Sandy relief effort in New York…

A man of enterprise once claimed sleeping is for wimps. And it seems Heidi Klum shares this mindset, for she shook off a night of partying to hand out Storm Sandy aid in New York on Sunday.

Hours after her famous costume party, the supermodel looked like she was having a great time as she lugged around boxes and handed out supplies to those left in need due to the natural disaster.

She was working with AOL, Patch and The American Red Cross to provide the much needed supplies. And she seemed to relish getting stuck in with aid workers and helping them with their task in Seaford, which is in the Nassau County of New York state.

The 39-year-old had dressed in a suitably utilitarian way, donning a navy bubble jacket, leggings and boots. The Project Runway host also seemed to be enjoying getting to mix with the locals, and was spotted giving them a cheerful wave as she went about her work.

She also spent time pressing flesh with the local emergency service workers, even posing for photos with the lucky chaps. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Putting her back into it: Heidi Klum seemed to be relishing helping with the aid effort in Seaford, New York on SundayPutting her back into it: Heidi Klum seemed to be relishing helping with the aid effort in Seaford, New York on SundayTaking a breather: Heidi cheekily posed for a photograph while standing on the aid truck in the townTaking a breather: Heidi cheekily posed for a photograph while standing on the aid truck in the townBack to the grind: Once she had caught her breath she soon returned to carrying out her good deed for the dayBack to the grind: Once she had caught her breath she soon returned to carrying out her good deed for the dayMrs Klaus: Handing out toys will have truly been an especial joy for the philanthropic mother-of-fourMrs Klaus: Handing out toys will have truly been an especial joy for the philanthropic mother-of-four In the holiday spirit: Heidi was full of good cheer as she waved at locals as she went about her good workIn the holiday spirit: Heidi was full of good cheer as she waved at locals as she went about her good workNot so Klum: The whole crowd seemed excited to be getting the change to see the supermodel in the fleshNot so Klum: The whole crowd seemed excited to be getting the change to see the supermodel in the fleshQuite the reward: No doubt having their picture taken with Heidi was a dream come true for the hard working emergency services workersQuite the reward: No doubt having their picture taken with Heidi was a dream come true for the hard working emergency services workersSanta’s girl: Both Heidi and Santa are happy as they poseJust like old times: Both Heidi and Santa seemed to be enjoying bouncing her on his knee

Happy! Gabriel Aubry drops off daughter Nahla at school…

Little helper: Nahla looked cute in her colourful outfit and little beige mac as she was dropped off at schoolGabriel Aubry is on the mend following his Thanksgiving brawl with Olivier Martinez, judging by pictures of the male model on Monday.

While the 37-year-old concealed his eyes beneath a big pair of sunglasses, the bruising and grazes around his lips and nose appeared to have healed.

Aubry looked much healthier in comparison to the pictures released by court following his brutal fight with Martinez.

Halle Berry’s ex displayed his still-healing complexion as he spent time with his four-year-old daughter Nahla.

Aubry dressed down in jeans and a black leather jacket, teamed with a baseball cap and sunglasses, as he dropped his little girl off at school.

Nahla, meanwhile, went for something more colourful in a pair of green jeggings, black quilted boots and a white T-shirt bearing the slogan ‘Love Who You Are’ as she cuddled up to her dad.

Later in the day, Halle was seen picking up Nahla from the education centre – and appeared to have begun to put the trauma of the fight behind her as she beamed from ear to ear while taking Nahla and a young friend home. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Daddy daycare: Gabriel spent time with his four-year-old daughter Nahla as he took her to schoolDaddy daycare: Gabriel spent time with his four-year-old daughter Nahla as he took her to school

Chirpy Halle Berry picks up daughter Nahla from school…

Happy days: Mother and daughter both looked in high spirits as they made their way out of school into the Beverly Hills sunshineIt has been a trying couple of weeks for Halle Berry following the infamous Thanksgiving brawl between fiancé Olivier Martinez and her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

But on Monday, the actress looked the happiest she’s been in a long time – smiling as she picked daughter Nahla up from school.

The 46-year-old star beamed under a grey cap, which she teamed with a grey jacket, black top and jeans.

She escorted her four-year-old daughter Nahla and a friend out of the school gates in Beverly Hills, before later collecting her from a playdate in Studio City.

Nahla wore a sweatshirt which spelled ‘love who you’ are in bright colors, along with green jeans.

Halle’s cheery demeanor was markedly different from images of her seen in recent weeks, but comes 24 hours after reports that fiancé Olivier Martinez has dropped criminal charges against her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry after their highly publicized fight. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Raising a smile: Halle Berry looked the most relaxed and happy she’s been for a long time as she picked daughter Nahla up from school in Los Angeles on MondayRaising a smile: Halle Berry looked the most relaxed and happy she's been for a long time as she picked daughter Nahla up from school in Los Angeles on MondayHappy Halle: The actress escorted her four-year-old daughter Nahla and her friend out of school in Beverly HillsHappy Halle: The actress smiled as she escorted her four-year-old daughter Nahla and her friend out of school in Beverly HillsSo long, farewell: Halle later picked Nahla up from her friend’s house after a playdateSo long, farewell: Halle later picked Nahla up from her friend's house after a playdateStill painful: Olivier Martinez is still sporting a hand brace after his fist fight with Gabriel Aubry on ThanksgivingStill painful: Olivier Martinez is still sporting a hand brace after his fist fight with Gabriel Aubry on ThanksgivingAmicable: Gabriel Aubry leaving court in downtown Los Angeles after hashing out an ‘amicable;e agreement’ last weekAmicable: Gabriel Aubry leaving court in downtown Los Angeles after hashing out an 'amicable;e agreement' last week

Olé! Make-up free Kendra Wilkinson gets a lift from her husband on romantic Cancun getaway…

Big embrace: Kendra Wilkinson got a reminder of how strong her former NFL husband, Hank Baskett, was when he playfully lifted her up while on vacation in Cancun SundayHer six-foot-four husband used to be a wide receiver for the Eagles and the Vikings.

And Kendra Wilkinson got a reminder of her husband Hank Baskett’s brute strength when the former NFL player playfully lifted the reality star up while on vacation in Cancun Sunday.

With her platinum locks in a messy updo, the 27-year-old Playboy playmate went make-up free and was dressed in a grey striped t-shirt, revealing small glimpses of her navy blue halter bikini underneath.

The couple, married three years, appeared to be enjoying the picturesque Mexican beach city by themselves with no sight of little Hank Jr.

There was also no sign of the adorable toddler on Saturday when Kendra tweeted a vacation snap of her and Hank with some friends while clad in yet another halter bikini and striped cover-up.

Kendra and Hank will surely be back home in time for their curly-haired boy’s third birthday in one week. It was also a work trip for the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner since Kendra hosted the second anniversary of Playboy Cancun on November 30. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Just the two of us: The couple, married three years, appeared to be enjoying the picturesque Mexican beach city by themselves with no sight of little Hank Jr.Just the two of us: The couple, married three years, appeared to be enjoying the picturesque Mexican beach city by themselves with no sight of little Hank Jr.Mexican getaway: The 27-year-old former playmate went make-up free and was dressed in a grey striped t-shirt, revealing small glimpses of her navy blue halter bikini underneathMexican getaway: The 27-year-old former playmate went make-up free and was dressed in a grey striped t-shirt, revealing small glimpses of her navy blue halter bikini underneathBusiness and pleasure: It was also a work trip for the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner since Kendra hosted the second anniversary of Playboy Cancun on November 30Business and pleasure: It was also a work trip for the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner since Kendra hosted the second anniversary of Playboy Cancun on November 30Hola from Cancun! Kendra tweeted a vacation snap of her and Hank with some friends while clad in yet another halter bikini and striped cover-up on SaturdayHola from Cancun! Kendra tweeted a vacation snap of her and Hank with some friends while clad in yet another halter bikini and striped cover-up on SaturdayTurkey day! Kendra and Hank will surely be back home in time for their curly-haired boy’s third birthday in one weekTurkey day! Kendra and Hank will surely be back home in time for their curly-haired boy's third birthday in one weekMother-of-one: Kendra, seen here at an AMA after-party, left the Playboy mansion’s Halloween party ‘disgusted’ after witnessing Kelsey Grammer there with his three-month-old baby FaithMother-of-one: Kendra, seen here at an AMA after-party, left the Playboy mansion's Halloween party 'disgusted' after witnessing Kelsey Grammer there with his three-month-old baby Faith

Heidi Klum takes her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen with her to lunch at Nobu and shopping at Prada…

Bohemian babe: Earlier in the day, Heidi had slipped into a sheer navy bohemian dress worn over leather trousers as she appeared on Good Morning America.

Bohemian babe: Earlier in the day, Heidi had slipped into a sheer navy bohemian dress worn over leather pants as she appeared on Good Morning America.

He once used to accompany her on shopping trips, high profile events and swanky lunches as her bodyguard.

But now that they have started dating, Heidi Klum’s new boyfriend Martin Kristen is enjoying the high life alongside the supermodel.

The 39-year-old and her handsome beau were seen going out to lunch at expensive sushi restaurant Nobu on Monday. Following their high-priced cuisine, the pair then hit Prada to do some shopping.

And it seems that Heidi splashed some cash during the outing as she was seen carrying a shopping bag in her hand. Being tall, burly and handsome, Martin is the perfect person for the statuesque model to cuddle up to.

And Heidi did just that as she nuzzled in close to him as they strolled around chilly Manhattan. The couple appeared closer than ever as they took a romantic afternoon walk.

Heidi clung onto her beau of several months as they took in the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Living the high life: Heidi Klum and her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen went for lunch at Nobu and shopping at Prada on MondayLiving the high life: Heidi Klum and her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen went for lunch at Nobu and shopping at Prada on MondayArm-in-arm: The couple appeared closer than ever as they took a romantic afternoon walkArm-in-arm: The couple appeared closer than ever as they took a romantic afternoon walkThe cat that got the cream: The German supermodel looked like the cat that got the cream as she linked arms with Martin – her little smirk saying itThe cat that got the cream: The German supermodel looked like the cat that got the cream as she linked arms with Martin - her little smirk saying it Human shield: At one point Martin appeared to act almost like a human shield, standing behind the former Victoria’s Secret supermodel as they stood at the traffic lightsHuman shield: At one point Martin appeared to act almost like a human shield, standing behind the former Victoria's Secret supermodel as they stood at the traffic lights Casual: The blonde Project Runway host looked chic in a casual outfit, consisting of a black knit sweater dress worn over black leggings, which were tucked into leather motorcycle bootsCasual: The blonde Project Runway host looked chic in a casual outfit, consisting of a black knit sweater dress worn over black leggings, which were tucked into leather motorcycle boots On camera: Heidi did an interview with the popular morning showOn camera: Heidi did an interview with the popular morning show In good spirits: Heidi was beaming and chatting away with crew members before she went on cameraIn good spirits: Heidi was beaming and chatting away with crew members before she went on camera

Tulisa Contostavlos wears festive sweater to album signing of ‘The Female Boss’…

It’s the fear of every celebrity, that someone would be wearing the same outfit as they stepped out in public. But Tulisa shrugged off the awkward situation with a smile as she was met by a fan sporting the same Christmas jumper on Monday.

The X Factor star was attending an album signing at a Tesco store in Birmingham. The jumper in question comes from fashion brand Bank’s new winter collection. And as the face of the high street retailer, it’s no surprise to see Tulisa in one of their designs.

But the curse of the high street and it’s easy availability to the public meant the 24-year old singer wasn’t the only one in that Midlands supermarket to favor its knitted charm.

The brunette fan paired her jumper with some grey skinny jeans, whilst Tulisa opted for a leather skater skirt, opaque tights and lace up boots all in black. The Female Boss also matched her lipstick to the pink shade of the pullover with her darkest brown hair pulled back into a pony tail. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Who wore it best? Tulisa Contostavlos is greeted by a fan wearing the same Bank jumper as her at album signing in BirminghamWho wore it best? Tulisa Contostavlos is greeted by a fan wearing the same Bank jumper as her at album signing in BirminghamGeek Chic: The Christmas jumper is from Bank’s new collection for which The X Factor judge is the campaign ambassadorGeek Chic: The Christmas jumper is from Bank's new collection for which The X Factor judge is the campaign ambassadorNo hard feelings: Laughing at the awkward fashion situation, Tulisa gives the fan a friendly hugNo hard feelings: Laughing at the awkward fashion situation, Tulisa gives the fan a friendly hugMake up match: Tulisa wore a pink lip colour to correspond with the vibrant shade on the Christmas jumperMake up match: Tulisa wore a pink lip colour to correspond with the vibrant shade on the Christmas jumperLow key: The singer paired her jumper with a simple leather skater skirt, opaque tights and lace up bootsLow key: The singer paired her jumper with a simple leather skater skirt, opaque tights and lace up bootsSwan song? Tulisa could be facing her last X Factor final as rumours circulate over the return of Cheryl ColeSwan song? Tulisa could be facing her last X Factor final as rumours circulate over the return of Cheryl Cole

Show Review: Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2013…

The Pre-Fall 2013 collections are rolling out and first up is multiracial designer Rachel Roy. Chock full of luxurious mixed textures and prints inspired by her time in Kenya and Haiti.

Roy’s latest offerings are just what the modern day woman ordered in menswear silhouettes gone feminine, leather pants, printed pencil skirts, and so much more. Visit FashionBomb to view the full 2013 collection lineup…

‘The Bodyguard’ stage musical officially opens in London…

the bodyguard musical posterA stage musical based on the 1992 movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner has opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre to a mixed critical reception — but universal praise for its big-voiced star.

Reviewers raved Thursday about Heather Headley’s performance as Rachel Marron, a superstar singer who falls for the former secret service agent (Lloyd Owen) assigned to protect her from a stalker.

Critic Mark Shenton in The Stage newspaper found Headley — an American actor and singer who has won both a Tony and a Grammy Award — “an utterly compelling star” who combines “an authentic glamour and blazingly soulful vocals.”

Evening Standard critic Henry Hitchings called her “mesmerizing,” while the Daily Telegraph’s Charles Spencer praised Headley’s “sassy stage presence” and declared her renditions of songs such as “I Will Always Love You” even better than those by Houston, who died in February aged 48.

As for the rest of the show, some critics found campy fun where others saw just another uninspired jukebox musical. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Watch ‘The Bodyguard’ star Heather Headley’s killer rendition of ‘I Will Always Love You’…

Tony winner turned recording artist Heather Headley recently returned to the stage in the world premiere production of The Bodyguard, the new West End musical based on the hit 1992 film starring Whitney Houston. On December 3,

Headley performed the show’s signature tune “I Will Always Love You” live at the 100th Royal Variety Performance. Those eager to hear how Headley would tackle iconic anthem need not worry as Heather knocked it out of the park!

Watch her fabulous performance above.

Show Review: Just Cavalli pre-Fall 2013…

The Just Cavalli girl is bold by nature and she definitely has no plans to play coy for Pre-Fall 2013.

Taking on military and athletic-infused silhouettes juxtaposed against Roberto Cavalli’s signature leopard and vivid prints, the brand is giving us all pieces to covet for the season: if you’re ready to stand out that is. Visit FashionBomb to view full 2013 collection lineup…

NY court OKs $1M school racial harassment award…

gavel 16x9One of the biggest awards ever issued for racial harassment in high school — $1 million — was upheld Monday by a federal appeals panel that said it was fair for a jury to conclude a school district should have done more to stop demeaning, threatening and violent conduct directed at a student.

The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan left in place the award for Anthony Zeno, a former student at Stissing Mountain High School in Dutchess County. The award had been reduced from the $1.25 million a jury originally awarded the now 23-year-old haircutter during a 2010 trial.

The appeals court said the award wasn’t unreasonable given that payouts for harassment in similar cases have ranged from the low six figures to $1 million in one other instance.

The appeals court’s opinion noted that Zeno is “dark-skinned and biracial, half-white, half-Latino.” It said he “had been menaced, threatened and taunted” at a school where minorities represented less than 5 percent of the student population.

“He endured numerous serious — and sometimes life threatening — incidents of harassment,” it said. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

That’s no optical illusion! Amber Rose shows off her huge baby bump in a wacky asymmetric striped maxi dress…

It’s an age-old rule that those hoping to look slimmer should avoid horizontal stripes like the plague. But Amber Rose was positively embracing her new pregnancy curves as she stepped out in an asymmetric striped maxi dress on Monday afternoon.

The 29-year-old model flaunted her huge baby bump in all its glory in the wacky garment, making sure her unborn little one got the full attention he or she deserves. Stepping out to pick up a healthy juice in Los Angeles, California, the star seemed to be radiating with a pregnancy glow as she ran her errands.

Amber, who is expecting her first child with rapper fiance Wiz Khalifa, teamed her eye-catching dress with a red cap featuring a smiley face motif, and simple black Converse sneakers. The seven-months-pregnant star recently caused as stir when she posted a snap of her large stomach, with her appearing to be totally naked due to the high angle of the picture. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

28 weeks pregnant: The 29-year-old model showcased her baby bump in all its glory as she ran errands in Los Angeles, California28 weeks pregnant: The 29-year-old model showcased her baby bump in all its glory as she ran errands in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBump-ing along nicely: Amber Rose accentuated her huge baby bump in a wacky asymmetric stripe maxi dress as she stepped out on MondayBump-ing along nicely: Amber Rose accentuated her huge baby bump in a wacky asymmetric stripe maxi dress as she stepped out on MondayYummy mummy-to-be: Amber teamed her stylish dress with a red smiley face motif baseball cap and a pair of Converse sneakersYummy mummy-to-be: Amber teamed her stylish dress with a red smiley face motif baseball cap and a pair of Converse trainers

Alexa Chung’s ‘leather’ nails are set to be the manicure trend of the year

Alexa Chung was spotted wearing the Nails Inc varnish when she collected her award at the British Fashion Awards last week She has topped Vogue’s list of the world’s most stylish women, is the face of countless fashion brands and scores a much-coveted spot on every fashion show front row.

She even inspired Mulberry’s must-have Alexa bag which went on to sell in the thousands, so it is fair to say that Alexa Chung is one of the nation’s best-loved fashion icons and influences.

And now the model and all-round style queen has caused a beauty flurry after she was snapped at the British Fashion Awards sporting this season’s hottest new nail trend which – of course – isn’t available to non fashionistas for another ten days.

The Nails Inc Bling it On and Skulls aren't available yet but already have a waiting list of 870 which is rising by the dayThe 28-year-old, who took home the British Style Award for the third time, was rocking Nails Inc’s Bling It On black leather and skulls set when she collected her shiny trophy and although the varnish hasn’t yet hit stores the waiting already stands at 870 and is rising daily.

The model turned TV presenter caused a social media flurry when she tweeted: ‘Aaaaannnnnndddd thanks @nailsinc for my leather nails! #kinky,’instantly transforming the leather effect black nail polish and crystal skull embellishments into a must-have beauty essential. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Alexa Chung was spotted wearing the Nails Inc varnish when she collected her award at the British Fashion Awards last weekAlexa Chung was spotted wearing the Nails Inc varnish when she collected her award at the British Fashion Awards last week Alexa caused a social media flurry when she tweeted about her new nailsAlexa caused a social media flurry when she tweeted about her new nails

Rupert Murdoch’s papers face accusations that he paid off American soldiers for ‘underwear’ photos of Saddam Hussein…

Controversial: The front page of the Sun in 2005 which featured the image of the humiliated fallen dictator Saddam HusseinFresh accusations are flying at two arms of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire as the British Parliament accuses the media mogul of offering big bucks to U.S. soldiers in exchange for a photo of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in his underwear.

The new accusations came during a new debate over reforms suggested by the Leveson Inquiry, and how Murdoch’s News Corp got their hands on the photo, taken in an Iraqi prison, that showed the dictator in nothing but his skivvies.

New York PostThe image was splashed across the covers of News Corp publications The Sun and the New York Post in May 2005. The Sun headline read:, ‘The Tyrant’s in His Pants’ while the Post went with ‘Butcher of Saghdad.’

Now, British lawmakers are charging that Murdoch and other News Corp senior officials are snubbing authorities as they investigate allegations of phone hacking against the firm. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Comment: The Sun’s former managing editor Graham Dudman said at the time his newspaper paid ‘more than £500′ for the photos, but the Daily Beast had now claimed the ‘payment was significantly greater’Comment: The Sun's former managing editor Graham Dudman said at the time his newspaper paid 'more than £500' for the photos, but the Daily Beast had now claimed the 'payment was significantly greater'Unsuccessful probe: Former US president George W. Bush ordered an investigation into how the Sun and New York Post newspapers obtained the photos, published in May 2005, but never found the source of the leakUnsuccessful probe: Former US president George W. Bush ordered an investigation into how the Sun and New York Post newspapers obtained the photos, published in May 2005, but never found the source of the leakUnhappy: News Corp reacted angrily to the new allegations of bribery put forward by the Daily Beast, claiming it was ‘just a lame attempt to regurgitate old news’ and ‘all of this was widely reported on in 2005′Unhappy: News Corp reacted angrily to the new allegations of bribery put forward by the Daily Beast, claiming it was 'just a lame attempt to regurgitate old news' and 'all of this was widely reported on in 2005'

Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only newspaper The Daily closes after less than two years…

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s struggling iPad-only newspaper, is to close after less than two years in the latest costly Internet disaster for the media tycoon.
News Corporation said that the paper would publish its last edition on December 15 with staff redundancies expected.

According to the New York Times, The Daily was losing around $30m a year, meaning that over its two year lifespan it will have cost Murdoch at least $60million. Its editor Jesse Angelo will become the publisher of the New York Post, which is also owned by the company, with some journalists moving to the paper too.

The closure will be a huge embarrassment to Murdoch, for whom The Daily was one of his pet projects. In a statement, he admitted the paper did not get enough readers and it was hemorrhaging money from the off too.

In its second quarter in business, The Daily reported losses of $10 million and just four months ago it shed a third of its staff – around 50 employees. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Short lifespan: CEO Rupert Murdoch sits on stage with The Daily editor Jesse Angelo, right, and Eddy Cue, VP of Internet Services at Apple, for the launch of his new online newspaper on February 2, 2011Short lifespan: CEO Rupert Murdoch sits on stage with The Daily editor Jesse Angelo, right, and Eddy Cue, VP of Internet Services at Apple, for the launch of his new online newspaper on February 2, 2011Pioneering: Critics said that even though it was the first iPad-only newspaper in the world, it would not work in a world where consumers expected their news on the Internet for freeCritics said that even though it was the first iPad-only newspaper in the world, it would not work in a world where consumers expected their news on the Internet for free.Over: The closure of The Daily, which will print its last edition on December 15, will be a huge embarrassment to Murdoch, for whom The Daily was one of his pet projectsOver: The closure of The Daily, which will print its last edition on December 15, will be a huge embarrassment to Murdoch, for whom The Daily was one of his pet projects

Angelina Jolie: “‘I think I’m going to have to give up the acting…”

It was only last year that Brad Pitt claimed he would be giving up acting for directing in the space of three years as he approaches the 50 mark. And now his fiancée Angelina Jolie has vowed the same thing.

The Tomb Raider star has now said that she too envisages giving up being in front of the camera so that she can spend more time with their brood of children. Jolie, 37, has now also spoken out to admit she can’t see herself spending that much longer concentrating on her movie career.

She told Channel 4 news: ‘I think I’m going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway, too much to manage at home. I have enjoyed being an actress.’

‘I am so grateful to the job and I have had great experiences and I have even be able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered and I have done things for fun, but…’

The Salt star added: ‘I will do some films and I am so fortunate to have the job, it’s a really lucky profession to be a part of and I enjoy it.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Quitting acting: Angelina Jolie has revealed she plans to give up her movie career in the near future to spend more time with her brood of childrenQuitting acting: Angelina Jolie has revealed she plans to give up her movie career in the near future to spend more time with her brood of childrenFamily woman: She is hoping to spend more time with her children when they approach their teenage years, making a similar vow to partner Brad, 48, who last year revealed he would give up acting when he turns 50Family girl: She is hoping to spend more time with her children when they approach teenage years, making a similar vow to partner Brad, 48, who last year revealed he would give up acting when he turns 50Similar vow: Brad, pictured in London on Tuesday, said he wants to move from in front of the camera to behind it to direct in the near futureSimilar vow: Brad, pictured in London on Tuesday, said he wants to move from in front of the camera to behind it to direct in the near futureSolid: Brad and Angelina are planning to walk down the aisle soon and want to concentrate on their home lifeSolid: Brad and Angelina are planning to walk down the aisle soon and want to concentrate on their home life

Olivia Munn shows off her model poses on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’!

Stunning in scarlet: The long-sleeved attire displayed The Newroom star's famous curves and her long legsShe is a former fashion model who went on to find success in the acting world. But that doesn’t mean that Olivia Munn has forgotten how to strut her stuff.

The 32-year-old actress modelled a sexy fitted red dress when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday night.

The long-sleeved scarlet attire displayed The Newroom star’s famous curves and her long legs.

Olivia’s dress featured ruching and black trim at the sides and she paired the ensemble with patent black leather Christian Louboutins.

During the show, Olivia also gave her best impressions of a male photo shoot and talked about her upcoming guest star role on New Girl. New Girl, which returned this fall for a second season, revolves around the misadventures of a young and in-the-know schoolteacher named Jess (Zooey Deschanel), her three male roommates and her beautiful best friend.

Olivia has joined the sitcom as Angie, the new love interest of Nick (Jake Johnson). The raven-haired beauty appeared on Leno on Monday night alongside Gerard Butler, who was promoting his new movie Playing For Keeps. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Strutting her stuff: Olivia Munn demonstrates her expert modelling skills in a fitted red mini dress on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday nightStrutting her stuff: Olivia Munn demonstrates her expert modelling skills in a fitted red mini dress on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday night Stunning in scarlet: The long-sleeved attire displayed The Newroom star’s famous curves and her long legsStunning in scarlet: The long-sleeved attire displayed The Newroom star's famous curves and her long legsStrike a pose: During the show, Olivia also gave her best impressions of a male photo shoot and talked about her upcoming guest star role on New GirlStrike a pose: During the show, Olivia also gave her best impressions of a male photo shoot and talked about her upcoming guest star role on New GirlHunky sidekick: The raven-haired beauty appeared on Leno on Monday night alongside Gerard Butler, who was promoting his new movie Playing For KeepsHunky sidekick: The raven-haired beauty appeared on Leno on Monday night alongside Gerard Butler, who was promoting his new movie Playing For Keeps

Biker chick Nicole Scherzinger steals the spotlight from James Arthur…

The wild one: Nicole looked super cool and extremely sultry in her set of leather boots and matching jacket and trousers

The wild one: Nicole looked super cool and extremely sultry in her set of leather boots and matching jacket and pants

It was supposed to be James Arthur’s grand homecoming but the X Factor hopeful was upstaged by his own mentor.

Nicole Scherzinger unwittingly took center stage as she rolled into Middlesbrough wearing a rather racy biker outfit on Tuesday morning.

The former Pussycat Doll, 34, looked on fire as she slipped her svelte body into some leathers and jumped on a motorbike.

Both her and James had been driven to the north England town on the back of Harley Davidson’s so James could thank his homegrown supporters.

Unfortunately for Arthur, Nicole’s hot look was a big enough hit to take the majority of attention away from him.

Scherzinger looked great in a all black outfit that showed off both her style and amazing figure.

She wore a pair of knee-high boots that she teamed with a pair of slim fit leather pants and a super cool matching jacket.

To battle the cold northern weather she also wore a thick black wool jumper but added a sense of Hollywood by sporting sunglasses. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

By the seaside: James and Nicole got to take a trip down memory lane as he showed off his manorBy the seaside: James and Nicole got to take a trip down memory lane as he showed off his manorShow stopper: Nicole was enjoying her moment on the back of a bike as she threw her hands up in the airShow stopper: Nicole was enjoying her moment on the back of a bike as she threw her hands up in the airNice to meet you: Nicole had to do some filming for this Saturday’s grand finale but made time to see some fansNice to meet you: Nicole had to do some filming for this Saturday's grand finale but made time to see some fansGrand welcome: Nicole arrived in town with a large crowd of people cheering for her and JamesGrand welcome: Nicole arrived in town with a large crowd of people cheering for her and JamesWalk this way: Nicole and James looked a little cold as they headed away from the rough seaWalk this way: Nicole and James looked a little cold as they headed away from the rough seaStarstruck: Nicole looked truly taken with all of James’ stories of what he got up to in his neighborhoodStarstruck: Nicole looked truly taken with all of James' stories of what he got up to in his neighbourhoodWelcome home: The support shown for James was huge and he clearly relished the attentionWelcome home: The support shown for James was huge and he clearly relished the attentionThe right look: Nicole was more than happy to stop and sign autographs and have her picture taken with fansThe right look: Nicole was more than happy to stop and sign autographs and have her picture taken with fansNice to see you: The crowds of people brought out there mobile phones to get pictures of James and NicoleNice to see you: The crowds of people brought out there mobile phones to get pictures of James and NicoleOld stomping ground: James visited the Victoria pub in Saltburn, Cleveland, where he used to playOld stomping ground: James visited the Victoria pub in Saltburn, Cleveland, where he used to playReady to roll: The former Pussycat Doll was totally at ease as she was driven off on the Harley DavidsonReady to roll: The former Pussycat Doll was totally at ease as she was driven off on the Harley DavidsonSee you soon: James waved to his home town supporters as he got ready to move on to another locationSee you soon: James waved to his home town supporters as he got ready to move on to another location

Is Scottie Pippen’s son Preston aspiring to become an attorney?

NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen’s eight year-old son Preston might be aspiring to become an attorney. His former model mom Larsa Pippen tweeted a photograph with the following caption:

“Meeting all day w/ my attorney Preston!”

Larsa and Scottie Pippen are parents to four children: Scottie Jr. (10 yrs.), Preston (8yrs.), Justin (5 yrs.) and Sophia (2 yrs.)

Surrounded by his school books including a ‘Geometry’ book, the dapper lad looked every inch an attorney. Preston Pippen attorneyLarsa Pippen and all four children: Scottie Jr. (10 yrs.), Preston (8yrs.), Justin (5 yrs.) and Sophia (2 yrs.).

The Millers want to ‘Let The Children Grow’…

The Millers dazzled at the ‘Let The Kids Grow’ Holiday Gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Biracial singer Cymphonique,15 and her older brother Romeo dressed to impress in their formal attire, with Cymphonique wearing an Aqua-colored dress and Romeo sporting a black suit with tie clip. Their dad Master P also looked stylish in his black suit with bow-tie.

‘Let The Kids Grow’ Foundation seeks to improve the lives of youth across the nation with After School programs and performing arts activities that kids enjoy.

The foundation also provides medical programs to families in need. ‘Let The Kids Grow’ has helped thousands of children to date, giving them the essentials needed to do well in school and thrive in society. Cymphonique was one of several performers at Saturday’s event which took place at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel.

Master P has nine children in all. Via BCK.

Bruno Mars releases new song ‘When I Was Your Man’…

Bruno Mars when I was your man single coverBruno Mars is back and bringing us some music that we can all relate to. He’s giving a voice to heartbreak on his latest single “When I Was Your Man” off his upcoming sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox, which will be released on Tuesday, December 11.

On the piano-heavy, mellow track multiracial Bruno sings about losing his love because he didn’t pay attention to her or do the little things required to keep his woman’s heart. Those things include taking her out dancing, buying her flowers and even just holding her hand.

Because he messed up his relationship with her, she eventually moves on to someone else who can offer her all of the things that made her feel special. Via NecoleBitchie.

Listen to the new song below:

Show Review: Michael Kors pre-Fall 2013…

First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite designer Michael Kors is going retro for pre-Fall 2013 with cat eye sunglasses, cinched waists, and 1950s inspired silhouettes.

The designer added a little more femininity for the season with an emphasis on looks that are elegant, chic, and quite covered: the sexiest taste of flesh you get is a thigh-high slit, but the designs are so vibrant that you don’t need much more. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection lineup.

Alicia Keys is RED HOT on the cover of Essence Magazine’s January 2013 issue…

Alicia Keys Essence January 2013Looking fresh faced and fiery, the biracial ‘Girl On Fire’ singer looked stunning in a red strapless peplum dress strapless on the magazine cover.

In the issue, Alicia revealed: “It’s okay if I can’t do every single thing. I finally understand that it doesn’t make me a lesser artist or human being…”

Alicia also talks to the mag about spiritual makeovers and how she learned to say ‘No’ in order to create a more balanced approach to her world. The singer,wife  and new mom who lives in SoHo with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz with their 2-year-old son, Egypt, talked about being unprepared for Hurricane Sandy.

And after scrounging through her kitchen cabinets scrambling to find something to eat that didn’t require cooking, she shares: “After the third or fourth tuna fish sandwich we learned we’d be without power for a week, I called my mother, who lives Uptown and she was okay and hadn’t lost any power, so we ended up going to her house. We were pretty lucky…”

The January issue of Essence magazine will be available on newsstands nationwide on December 7th.

Nicole Scherzinger upstages James Arthur onstage in tiny leather skirt…

Lovely in leather: Nicole shows off her tony waists and killer legs in her outfit, which included a Middlesbrough football shirt

Lovely in leather: Nicole shows off her tony waists and killer legs in her outfit, which included a Middlesbrough football shirt

She has played gigs across the globe in some of the best arenas, so perhaps Nicole Scherzinger was just a bit confused to end up in Middlesbrough Town Hall supporting James Arthur.

But she threw her back into it and the now solo singer couldn’t help but upstage her X Factor protege onstage in a tiny leather skirt and a modified Middlesbrough football shirt gathered around her tiny waist.

In what looked like a rather energetic performance from the 34-year-old, Nicole swung her jet-black hair around the stage while heartthrob James stood clutching his guitar and shooting her looks of respect.

It must have been a far cry from what James imagined he would be doing this time last year and the former pub singer looked like he certainly appreciated the rapturous applause.

But it was mostly eyes on Nicole who looked every inch the Middlesbrough siren in her football top and patterned tiny skirt.

With a sleek performance from the pair it seems James’ homecoming had the desired effect on the X Factor finalists confidence. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She’s Sha-mazing! James looks baffled at his new popularity onstage in his home town of MiddlesbroughShe's Sha-mazing! James looks baffled at his new popularity onstage in his home town of Middlesbrough The look of… respect: Nicole impressed the crowds with James Arthur onstageThe look of... respect: Nicole impressed the crowds with James Arthur onstage Dancing queen: James may have had the vocals but Nicole had the movesDancing queen: James may have had the vocals but Nicole had the movesDoing her bit! Nicole grins for waiting fans outside the town hall on Tuesday eveningDoing her bit! Nicole grins for waiting fans outside the town hall on Tuesday evening

Spotted: Heavily pregnant Amber Rose displays her huge belly in a tight Lycra dress…

She is usually never seen without her signature red lipstick or her face expertly made-up.

But with just a few weeks to go until she gives birth to her first child with fiance Wiz Khalifa, it seems heavily pregnant Amber Rose is a little bit tired of her usual beauty regime.

The 29-year-old stepped out make-up free to run errands in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Underneath she wore a maternity bra which featured crossed straps in the front. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Glowing grey: Heavily pregnant Amber Rose displays her huge baby bump in a Lycra grey dress as she ran errands in Los Angeles on Tuesday Glowing grey: Heavily pregnant Amber Rose displays her huge baby bump in a Lycra grey dress as she ran errands in Los Angeles on Tuesday Make-up free: The 29-year-old forwent her usual heavily made-up appearance and went make-up free for the outing Make-up free: The 29-year-old forwent her usual heavily made-up appearance and went make-up free for the outing

Baseball star Ryan Howard’s cheerleader wife trashes her wedding dress during beach photo shoot!

It is something that would be traditionally handed down the generations. But that was obviously not a concern for baseball star Ryan Howard and his new cheerleader wife Krystal Campbell as they took part in a money-spinning post-wedding photoshoot in Hawaii.

The newlyweds were only too happy to pose in their big day outfits while up to their knees in water on Monday.

Krystal, who was no doubt attracted to the multimillionaire Philadelphia Phillies star’s sparkling personality, looked down ruefully at her gown after they made their way back onto the sands of Maui’s beach.

Trashing the dress is something of a new fad, and the first baseman and now retired pom-pom waver where only too happy to take part by waded into the ocean while still wearing the clothes from their ceremony. While the pair seemed happy as the photos were taken, there was a clear look of regret on the 33-year-old’s face after he made it out of the sea. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Taking the plunge: Newlyweds Ryan Howard and Krystle Campbell decided to trash their wedding attire in the Pacific Ocean in HawaiisdfTaking the plunge: Newlyweds Ryan Howard and Krystle Campbell decided to trash their wedding attire in the Pacific Ocean in HawaiiThrown a curveball: The baseball star seemed to be regretting their decision after they emerged form the waterThrown a curveball: The baseball star seemed to be regretting their decision after they emerged form the waterWorking girl: No doubt she was dreaming of falling in love with a player during her time as a cheerleaderWorking girl: No doubt she was dreaming of falling in love with a player during her time as a cheerleaderWhat was the attraction: At the moment it is unclear what she liked about the slugger, who is in the middle of a $125m contract with the PhilliesWhat was the attraction: At the moment it is unclear what she liked about the slugger, who is in the middle of a $125m contract with the Phillies

Sarah Michelle Gellar displays post-baby body in fitted jumper dress…

She gave birth to her second child in September and has been slowly making the steps towards getting back into tip-top shape. And stepping out on Monday, Sarah Michelle Gellar showed off her trim post-baby figure. The 35-year-old was pictured dressed down as she ran a few errands in Los Angeles.

Sarah hid her eyes behind a pair of sunglasses as she covered her blonde locks underneath a black beanie. The Ringer actress wore a knitted black and grey colour block jumper dress with a pair of leggings and knee high biker boots.

A quilted three quarter length sleeved leather jacket completed Gellar’s look as she held her mobile phone and car keys.

It appears as though Sarah and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. have a real champion on their hands The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star and her 36-year-old better half, decided to give their baby boy the unusual moniker, Rocky James.

Gellar’s representative confirmed the name to Us Weekly and we hope it’s not because they’re really huge fans of Sylvester Stallone as the boxer that wouldn’t stay down, Rocky Balboa. Rocky is the couple’s second child – a brother for three-year-old daughter Charlotte Grace.

A representative told Us Weekly at the time: ‘Sarah Michelle and Freddie Prinze Jr are thrilled to announce that they welcomed a baby son into the world this past week.  The spokesperson added: ‘Mother and baby are doing great. And Charlotte is very excited to be a big sister.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

On the go: Sarah Michelle Gellar showed off her post-baby figure on Monday in Los AngelesOn the go: Sarah Michelle Gellar showed off her post-baby figure on Monday in Los AngelesDressed down: Sarah wore a color block jumper with leggings and knee-high biker bootsDressed down: Sarah wore a colour block jumper with leggings and knee-high biker bootsCovering up: The 35-year-old hid her eyes behind a pair of sunglasses as she wore a black beanieCovering up: The 35-year-old hid her eyes behind a pair of sunglasses as she wore a black beanieJust months ago: Sarah welcomed her second child with her husband Freddie Prinze Jr in SeptemberJust months ago: Sarah welcomed her second child with her husband Freddie Prinze Jr in SeptemberTheir little champion: Last month it was revealed that Sarah and Freddie have called their baby boy RockyTheir little champion: Last month it was revealed that Sarah and Freddie have called their baby boy Rocky

Lea Michele bonds with famous friends Zoe Saldana and Elizabeth Olsen at Hollywood dinner party…

She’s been a firm favorite on the Hollywood scene ever since the busted onto our television screens in Glee, and it seems Lea Michele has picked up a few famous friends along the way. Not one to shy away from a celebrity party, the 26-year-old actress attended the Marie Claire Hollywood Dinner held at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on Tuesday.

And Lea made some friends during the party as she was spotted cozying up to Zoe Saldana and Elizabeth Olsen at the bash. Showing off the results of her strict vegan diet and dance regime in a strapless nude top and a baroque print pencil skirt, Lea had no problem blending in with the A-list guests. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Blending right in with the cool kids: Lea Michele was spotted catching up with her celebrity friends, including Zoe Saldana, at a Hollywood dinner party on TuesdayBlending right in with the cool kids: Lea Michele was spotted catching up with her celebrity friends, including Zoe Saldana, at a Hollywood dinner party on Tuesday Fancy seeing you here: The actress no doubt talked shop with the youngest Olsen during the dinner partyFancy seeing you here: The actress no doubt talked shop with the youngest Olsen during the dinner party

Nick Cannon and Maria Menounos get in the Christmas spirit… as they film Disney holiday special in Florida…

It claims to be the Happiest Place On Earth. And they certainly appeared to be the case as Nick Cannon and Maria Menounos rubbed elbows with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disney World in Florida on Wednesday.

There weren’t any snowflakes falling, but there was still plenty of magic as they taped their hosting segments for the 29th annual TV special Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Nick and Maria are hosting The Walt Disney World portion of the ABC special that airs on Christmas Day while Mario Lopez is hosting the Disneyland segment from Anaheim, California.

The dynamic duo looked like they were having a marvelous time. Nick, 32, and Maria, 34, were joined by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, of course, and spent a lot of time posing with the cartoon favorites between filming.

Maria glittered in a two-part outfit that included a gold sequin long-sleeved top and flowing chiffon mini skirt, brought together by a slender beige belt. The Extra host matched her lovely ensemble with a pair of beige heels, and wore her luxurious hair held back in a slick ponytail crowned by a thin sparkling headband. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Holiday spirit: Nick Cannon is co-hosting The Walt Disney World portion of the TV special Disney Parks Christmas Day ParadeHoliday spirit: Nick Cannon is co-hosting The Walt Disney World portion of the TV special Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Here’s Maria! The TV personality is co-hosting the Disney holiday special alongside NickHere's Maria! The TV personality is co-hosting the Disney holiday special alongside NickSuch charisma: Nick flashed charm as he filmed segments for the 29th annual special that airs on ABC Christmas DaySuch charisma: Nick flashed charm as he filmed segments for the 29th annual special that airs on ABC Christmas DaySo cute: Maria loved meeting Minnie Mouse, but tweeted that she was thrilled to meet her childhood favorite GoofySo cute: Maria loved meeting Minnie Mouse, but tweeted that she was thrilled to meet her childhood favourite Goofy

Sandra Bullock shows off her fuss-free style on an outing with charismatic little Louis…

She may be a veteran Hollywood star but Sandra Bullock has always kept her style low-key. And it was no different when the actress stepped out with her son Louis in Los Angeles on Thursday. The 48-year-old may not have looked like an A-lister but she was every inch the doting mother as she held her tot’s hand during their sunny stroll.

Sandra was sporting black leggings and a frayed grey jumper under a baggy and battered leather jacket. With her dark brunette tresses in a messy side-ponytail, the Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close star looked as if she was trying to go incognito in a grey beanie hat and aviator sunglasses.

Meanwhile Louis looked adorable as always in a grey T-shirt under a plaid shirt. Sandra, who was also spotted chatting to a male companion, was in good spirits, despite the fact she has just been named as one of the most overpaid stars by Forbes. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Such a dynamic duo: Sandra Bullock stepped out with her gorgeous son Louis in Los Angeles on WednesdaySuch a dynamic duo: Sandra Bullock stepped out with her gorgeous son Louis in Los Angeles on WednesdayLow-key star: Sandra kept things casual in a frayed jumper, baggy leather jacket and a beanie hatLow-key star: Sandra kept things casual in a frayed jumper, baggy leather jacket and a beanie hatHand in hand is the only way to land: Sandra held on tight to her youngster’s tiny hand as they strolled together in the sunshineHand in hand is the only way to land: Sandra held on tight to her youngster's tiny hand as they strolled together in the sunshineSpot the star: Sandra appeared to be attempting to go incognito in her woolly hat and oversize aviator sunglassesSpot the star: Sandra appeared to be attempting to go incognito in her woolly hat and oversize aviator sunglassesWhat a cutie: As always Louis looked adorable in an unbuttoned plaid shirt over a grey T-shirtWhat a cutie: As always Louis looked adorable in an unbuttoned plaid shirt over a grey T-shirtMaking friends: Sandra, who was just named the fourth most overpaid actor by Forbes, was also seen chatting to a manMaking friends: Sandra, who was just named the fourth most overpaid actor by Forbes, was also seen chatting to a man

She’s definitely got the X Factor: Khloe Kardashian stuns in little black dress on Jay Leno!

Lady in black: She wore the flattering outfit for the chat on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, which was filmed on Tuesday nightShe may be one of the new hosts of The X Factor USA, but it seems Khloe Kardashian once harbored dreams of being a singer herself.

The TV star stunned during an appearance on Jay Leno’s show on Tuesday night showing off her curves in a figure hugging black frock.

Proving she at least has the X Factor in the style department, Khloe stepped out on to the studio floor showing off her legs in the jet black number.

The dress, which is from her own Kardashian Kollection, clung in all the right places as she joined Leno on the sofa.

Obviously feeling confident, Khloe looked the picture of perfection for the chat and posed looking elegant with her legs crossed throughout.

She even managed to compose herself as Leno decided to try and embarrass her by playing a video of her as a young child that had been handed over to him by her mum Kris Jenner.

The audience were treated to seeing Khloe giving an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday. Unphased by the clip, despite her job now being to host a singing competition, Kardashian joked: ‘That’s some talent right there.’ Visit Dailymail to continue reading…

She’s got the X Factor: Khloe Kardashian stuns in a figure hugging black frock from her own collection as she joins Jay Leno on his US showShe's got the X Factor: Khloe Kardashian stuns in a figure hugging black frock from her own collection as she joins Jay Leno on his US showGot the talent? The audience were treated to a clip of Khloe singing a rendition of Happy Birthday as a young child on the showGot the talent? The audience were treated to a clip of Khloe singing a rendition of Happy Birthday as a young child on the showMaking an entrance: She stunned in the figure hugging outfit from her own Kardashian KollectionMaking an entrance: She stunned in the figure hugging outfit from her own Kardashian KollectionAnimated: She giggled as the clip of her as a singing child was shown while chatting to LenoAnimated: She giggled as the clip of her as a singing child was shown while chatting to Leno‘That’s talent right there’: Khloe laughed at the video clip which her mother Kris Jenner had sent into the TV host'That's talent right there': Khloe laughed at the video clip which her mother Kris Jenner had sent into the TV host

Khloe Kardashian: “Lamar writes lyrics for Kanye West!”

The Kardashians with Kanye WestThere’s no doubt Kanye West has won over girlfriend of nine months Kim Kardashian, but as Khloe Kardashian explains, the rapper has also struck up quite a bromance with her husband Lamar Odom!

Chatting with Jay Leno in a Dec. 4 Tonight Show interview, the X Factor cohost revealed that Odom, 33, is so tight with West that he sends him rap lyrics — that the musician approves of.

“Lamar is really good at writing and he thinks he can rap,” says wife Khloe. “I just don’t encourage it too much, because he sends Kanye lyrics. Kanye likes them and they kind of egg each other on.”

Though she can’t recall her husband’s most recent rhymes — only telling Leno “they go on for days” — Khloe says sister Kim quickly got fed up with Odom’s rapping.

“We were in Australia once and Kim was like ‘How do you do this? He raps so much.’ I was like, ‘Hello? Look who you’re dating right now — a rapper. This is what you get!’”

When asked by Leno if she thought the rapper would soon become her brother-in-law and marry Kim, 32, the reality star, 28, played coy.

“There’s a chance for anything!” she mused. Via US Weekly

Spotted: Sandra Bullock’s son Louis is sporting punky skeleton hoodie as he leaves preschool…

Effortlessly chic: Sandra Bullock coordinated her outfit with her son's look, opting for a stylish black hat and dark aviator-style sunglasses, which she teamed with a khaki military-style jacket, black skinny jeans and bootsHe may only be two years old, but it would seem little Louis Bardo Bullock has already mastered the art of going incognito.

As he stepped out with his superstar mummy Sandra Bullock on Tuesday, the super-cute tot looked positively adorable as he covered up in a punky skull-detail hoodie.

With his face concealed by the fun garment, it looked as though he had been taking some tips from the Oscar-winning actress in how to go undercover in every eventuality.

The fashionable toddler also seemed to be cementing his reputation as one of the most stylish kids in the playground with his camouflage pants and mini Adidas sneakers.

Sandra, 48, seemed to be going equally incognito as she picked up little Louis from preschool, covering up in a chic black hat and dark aviator-style sunglasses.

The Hollywood actress looked effortlessly chic in a khaki military-style jacket, which she teamed with black skinny jeans and boots, ensuring she coordinated perfectly with her adorable son. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Going incognito: Little Louis Bardo Bullock looked simply adorable as he disguised himself in a skull-detail hoodie and camouflage pants on TuesdayGoing incognito: Little Louis Bardo Bullock looked simply adorable as he disguised himself in a skull-detail hoodie and camouflage trousers on Tuesday

Spotted: Halle Berry furniture shopping…

No charges: Earlier that day it was revealed ex Gabriel will not be prosecuted for the Thanksgiving day fist fight with Olivier MartinezThe past few weeks haven’t been easy on Halle Berry, but it looks like the actress is now keen to put the drama behind her and resume her normal life.

The Oscar winning actress was spotted shopping for furniture with a friend in Hollywood on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old star was spotted back to her everyday life and shopping with a friend.

Halle tried to stay incognito and hid her famous face behind a pair of large shades and grey hat.

She donned a grey poncho-style cardigan over a pair of black skinny jeans as she joined her friends – and her two bodyguards – for some retail therapy. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Retail therapy: Halle Berry takes her mind off the drama of the past weeks and hits the shops with a female palRetail therapy: Halle Berry takes her mind off the drama of the past weeks and hits the shops with a female palDistracting herself: The star was accompanied by a friend and two security guards as she looked around a furniture store in HollywoodDistracting herself: The star was accompanied by a friend and two security guards as she looked around a furniture store in HollywoodStill stylish: Halle looked chic in a grey outfit as she looked around the shopStill stylish: Halle looked chic in a grey outfit as she looked around the shopIncognito: The actress tried to hide her famous face behind a pair of shades and a cap as she hit the shopsIncognito: The actress tried to hide her famous face behind a pair of shades and a cap as she hit the shopsProtection: Halle was accompanied by two security guards as she attempted to get back to her normal routine following the dramatic few weeksProtection: Halle was accompanied by two security guards as she attempted to get back to her normal routine following the dramatic few weeks

Oh No! Tulisa’s car is impounded as it’s revealed her debut album reaches just number 17 in midweek chart…

Reflecting her mood? Tulisa stepped out in an all-black ensemble after hearing her dismal mid-week chart performance It’s not been a good week for X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

Not only is she entering the singing contest’s final this weekend without any acts to mentor but her debut album has only managed to reach number 17 in the midweek chart.

And to add insult to injury, on Wednesday morning Tulisa would have been left fuming once more after her chauffeur-driven car was impounded after it was parked in a taxi bay outside her hotel.

The N-Dubz star’s people carrier was seen being lifted on to the back of a lorry after her driver committed the parking violation outside her hotel in Manchester.

And if that wasn’t enough bad news, her debut album has failed to set alight the charts, managing to secure a disappointing number 17 in the midweek figures.

But it doesn’t look as though Tulisa Contostavlos was dwelling on the situation too much as she headed out for dinner with her trusted PA Gareth Varey on Tuesday night. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Oh dear: Tulisa Contostavlos’ bad week is topped off as her chauffeur-driven car is impounded as it’s revealed her album has only reached number 17 in the midweek chartOh dear: Tulisa Contostavlos' bad week is topped off as her chauffeur-driven car is impounded as it's revealed her album has only reached number 17 in the midweek chartConsoling herself: Tulisa headed out to dinner with a group of pals on Tuesday night following the disappointing performance of her debut solo album in the midweek chartsConsoling herself: Tulisa headed out to dinner with a group of pals on Tuesday night following the disappointing performance of her debut solo album in the midweek chartsThe Female Flop? Tulisa spent the evening at Men and Laz restaurant in Islington with a group of friends, including her PA Gareth Varey on Tuesday nightThe Female Flop? Tulisa spent the evening at Men and Laz restaurant in Islington with a group of friends, including her PA Gareth VareyKeeping her spirits up: Tulisa celebrated a friend’s birthday with a large group of palsKeeping her spirits up: Tulisa celebrated a friend's birthday with a large group of palsMust try harder: Tulisa, appearing on Loose Women on Tuesday, has failed to ignite the charts with her debut album only reaching number 17Must try harder: Tulisa, appearing on Loose Women on Tuesday, has failed to ignite the charts with her debut album only reaching number 17Plan b: Tulis performed her new single on X Factor, but even that didn’t help her secure a higher chart placePlan b: Tulis performed her new single on X Factor, but even that didn't help her secure a higher chart place

RIP! Rupert Murdoch‘s mother Elisabeth ‘dies peacefully in her sleep’ surrounded by family in Australia at the age of 103…

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch who died today is pictured at her home at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin, Victoria ahead of her 100th birthday celebrations

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch who died on Wednesday is pictured at her home at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin, Victoria ahead of her 100th birthday celebrations

Rupert Murdoch’s mother Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, has died at her home in Victoria at the age of 103.

In a statement, News Corporation chairman Rupert, said his mother, who died peacefully in her sleep, at her home on Cruden Farm in Melbourne would be mourned by thousands of Australians who had been touched by her long life.

During the statement given by Mr Murdoch, on behalf of her extended family, he said: ‘We have lost the most wonderful mother but we are all grateful to have had her love and wisdom for so many years.’

‘Throughout her life, our mother demonstrated the very best qualities of true public service. ‘Her energy and personal commitment made our country a more hopeful place and she will be missed by many.’

In September, Dame Elisabeth broke her leg in a fall and spent time in hospital.
The philanthropist and matriarch of the Murdoch family, was surrounded by her family at her home set on more than 54 hectares at Langwarrin in the southeast of Melbourne.

Her family said details of a memorial service would be confirmed shortly, but her funeral is expected to be a private one. In lieu of flowers, the Murdoch family is asking for donations to be made to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, pictured her with her son Rupert attending the opening of the new Adelaide Advertiser building in November 2005Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, pictured her with her son Rupert attending the opening of the new Adelaide Advertiser building in November 2005Powerful family: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch poses with her children (L-R) Rupert Murdoch, Anne Kantor and Janet Calvert-Jones during her 100th birthday celebrations at her home at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin, VictoriaPowerful family: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch poses with her children (L-R) Rupert Murdoch, Anne Kantor and Janet Calvert-Jones during her 100th birthday celebrations at her home at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin, VictoriaDevoted: Taken in January 1942 this photo shows Elisabeth Murdoch with her husband Sir Keith Murdoch arriving at Essendon aerodrome in Melbourne. She was distraught when Keith died in 1952Devoted: Taken in January 1942 this photo shows Elisabeth Murdoch with her husband Sir Keith Murdoch arriving at Essendon aerodrome in Melbourne. She was distraught when Keith died in 1952Happy family: Keith Murdoch with his wife Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and their children Rupert, Helen and Anne onboard the SS Mariposa in Melbourne after returning home from an extended tourHappy family: Keith Murdoch with his wife Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and their children Rupert, Helen and Anne onboard the SS Mariposa in Melbourne after returning home from an extended tourIncredible life: Prince Philip, Victorian Premier Henry Bolte, Queen Elizabeth II and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch at the opening of the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, VictoriaIncredible life: Prince Philip, Victorian Premier Henry Bolte, Queen Elizabeth II and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch at the opening of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria

Jhene Aiko releases new video ‘Mirrors’…

Jhene Aiko is back with more music for your soul as she puts the finishing touches on her debut album, “Souled Out”. Her latest visual for her new single, “Mirrors,” features the Def Jam signee battling with her reflection in the mirror.

Before debuting the video on her twitter, Jhene wrote:

“I wrote a song to sing to myself … on days like these … when I look in the mirror and it disagrees…” Via Necole Bitchie

Listen to the video below:

Spotted: Actor Jesse Williams and wife Aryn Drake-Lee out and about…

Biracial actor Jesse Williams was spotted in West Hollywood on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 shopping at The Grove with his wife Aryn Drake-Lee.

The couple tied the knot after dating for five years.

On marrying his longtime girlfriend the actor said: “I was a teacher when I met her, so she’s been with me through all different facets of my career.” Via Necole Bitchie

Jesse Williams and wife 1

Jesse Williams and wife 2

After the red carpet Matt Damon goes back to daddy duty as he takes his brood back home…

Seeing red: Luciana's wardrobe colour choice matched that of Damon's co-star Rosemarie DeWitt who posed with John Krasinski

At Promised Land premiere

After all the glamour of the red carpet on Monday night, where he was decidedly overshadowed by his gorgeous wife, Matt Damon went back to daddy duty as he took his brood back home.

Despite taking all three young children through the airport, which can be stressful for anyone, Matt, 42, kept his cool as he grinned at his children, even carrying a fetching pink bag into JFK.

Matt and his wife Luciana are the parents of four growing girls Isabella, six, Gia, four, two-year-old Stella as well as Luciana’s daughter Alexia from a previous marriage.

Just the night before may Matt was decidedly overshadowed at his own premiere by his glamorous wife Luciana.

But if Matt was bothered he certainly didn’t show it as the actor took to the airport trip with a big grin. His three girls looked delighted as their dad fooled around in airport security.

And after his wife’s glamour the night before it seemed she was back in full blown mummy mode as she sensibly donned jeans and flip flops for the journey home. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Let’s go: Matt takes his brood through the airport as they leave New York after the Promised Land premiereLet's go: Matt takes his brood through the airport as they leave New York after the Promised Land premiere Matt looks happy as he takes his brood through the airport in NYCWhat's this? Matt looks happy as he takes his brood through the airport in NYC Family trip: Matt brought his whole brood to NYC for the premiere of the Promised LandFamily trip: Matt brought his whole brood to NYC for the premiere of the Promised Land That certainly isn’t his bag! Matt carries one of his daughter’s rucksacks as he heads into the airportThat certainly isn't his bag! Matt carries one of his daughter's rucksacks as he heads into the airport This is how you store a laptop! Matt demonstrates how to do security with aplombThis is how you store a laptop! Matt demonstrates how to do security with aplomb Just an average family: Matt and his wife Luciana look decidedly normal in JFKJust an average family: Matt and his wife Luciana look decidedly normal in JFK

Jessica Ennis: “I’d love to start my own fashion label!”

Work clothes: Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the women's heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium

Work clothes: Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the women’s heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium

She’s famous for her simple sporting attire of hot pants, sneakers and a a tiny Team GB sports vest.

But gold medal-winning Olympian heptathlete Jessica Ennis, 26, has revealed a desire to now launch her own fashion label.

And the champion heptathlete from Sheffield, a contender for the upcoming Sports Personality Of The Year, has referenced designers Alexander McQueen and Victoria Beckham as her style influences.

Speaking exclusively to City AM‘s glossy magazine, Bespoke, out now, the petite, 5ft 5in sports whizz said: ‘I’d love to start my own fashion label. Whether it’s collaborating with [a big sportswear brand] or doing the more fashiony side of things.’

Ennis explained that ever since her moment of glory in London this summer, she has been inundated with invitations to fashion parties, runway shows and award ceremonies. And she has now developed a taste for sparkly, designer dresses. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Glamour: Bespoke magazine is out nowGlamourpuss: Bespoke magazine is out nowCover girl: Jessica Ennis, winner of the women’s heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics, in her shoot for City AM’s Bespoke glossy magazineCover girl: Jessica Ennis, winner of the women's heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics, in her shoot for City AM's Bespoke glossy magazineFront row darling: Jessica Ennis on the front row at the Mulberry show during London Fashion WeekFront row darling: Jessica Ennis on the front row at the Mulberry show during London Fashion WeekModel behaviour: Ennis having her hair and make-up done for the Bespoke magazine photo shootModel behaviour: Ennis having her hair and make-up done for the Bespoke magazine photo shoot

Merry Christmas from the Humes!

It’s going to be a happy time in the Humes household this Christmas as both Marvin and Rochelle get used to being expectant parents. And to celebrate their continued happiness, the pair have posed for a festive picture while showing off Rochelle’s tiny baby bump.

The newlyweds were star guests at charity Rays of Sunshine’s Christmas party earlier this week. And they fully threw themselves into the mood by posing for a cheesy family album-type shot at the bash.

Marvin showed off his muscles as he whisked The Saturdays star off her feet and carried her for one image. Rochelle can be seen grinning widely during the pose as she goes casual in a red checked shirt and wet look pants.

Posting the picture on Twitter, Rochelle wrote: ‘Us yesterday at the #raysofsunshine Christmas party! Spot the big kids haha x.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The Humes Christmas card? Marvin Humes and his expectant wife Rochelle pose up for a festive picture as they attend the Rays of Sunshine Christmas partyThe Humes Christmas card? Marvin Humes and his expectant wife Rochelle pose up for a festive picture as they attend the Rays of Sunshine Christmas partyShowing off her bump: Rochelle’s tiny bump could be made out as she posed for another picture dressed in her casual get-upShowing off her bump: Rochelle's tiny bump could be made out as she posed for another picture dressed in her casual get-upEarly signs of pregnancy: The happy pair announced the news less than a fortnight ago on their Twitter pagesEarly signs of pregnancy: The happy pair announced the news less than a fortnight ago on their Twitter pagesExpectant parents: Rochelle and Marvin married earlier this year in a star-studded ceremonyExpectant parents: Rochelle and Marvin married earlier this year in a star-studded ceremony

A very Berry Christmas: Halle and Nahla get into the festive spirit as they buy Yuletide decorations…

After her disastrous Thanksgiving Day, Halle Berry will no doubt be hoping for a merrier Christmas. And on Tuesday the actress was spotted getting into the festive spirit with daughter Nahla as they went shopping for decorations in West Hollywood.

Halle, whose fiance Oliver Martinez and ex Gabriel Aubry engaged in a brutal fight last month, was seen carrying a wooden reindeer decoration. It had Christmas tree antlers and a red bauble for its nose, with the body made out of firewood.

Halle, 46, made the trip after collecting her four-year-old daughter from school. Earlier in the day the Monster’s Ball actress went furniture shopping with a friend in Hollywood. While police reports conclude that Aubry started the Thanksgiving Day fist fight with Martinez, he won’t be prosecuted, it was reported earlier this week. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Festive spirit: Halle Berry goes shopping for Christmas decorations with Nahla in West Hollywood on Tuesday, buying a reindeer decorationFestive spirit: Halle Berry goes shopping for Christmas decorations with Nahla in West Hollywood on Tuesday, buying a reindeer decorationMommy’s girl: The actress carried her four-year-old daughter at times during their outingMommy's girl: The actress carried her four-year-old daughter at times during their outingAfter-school outing: The twosome headed out on their mother-daughter outing after schoolAfter-school outing: The twosome headed out on their mother-daughter outing after schoolDifficult month: Not doubt the actress will be hoping for a merrier Christmas after her disastrous Thanksgiving Day which saw her fiance Olivier Martinez and ex Gabriel Aubry come to blowsDifficult month: Not doubt the actress will be hoping for a merrier Christmas after her disastrous Thanksgiving Day which saw her fiance Olivier Martinez and ex Gabriel Aubry come to blowsStylish: Halle donned a paper boy cap, jeans, boots and a grey top while Nahla was wearing a pink dress and denim jacketStylish: Halle donned a paper boy cap, jeans, boots and a grey top while Nahla was wearing a pink dress and denim jacket

Newly blonde Alexandra Burke joins fellow bombshell Mollie King at coconut rum party…

More blondes: Diana Vickers also rubbed shoulders with Alexandra Burke at the party on Tuesday nightWhat do you get when you pack Mahiki full of blondes for a coconut rum launch?

No, it’s not a joke but rather an evening out with the new bombshell or, as she may like to be known, leader of the pack multiracial Alexandra Burke.

The multiracial singer, who is known for her love of partying as well as performing, took to the event like a duck to water as she cozied up with fellow blonde Molly King while other lesser known platinum ladies took a turn at trying to hog the spotlight.

Alexandra, who had straightened her blonde locks for the evening, may have been careful to neck some of those free drinks after an X Factor warm up act told delighted audiences the 24-year-old was pregnant.

The Bad Boys singer decided to set the record straight by tweeting: ‘For those thinking I’m pregnant , well I’m NOT lol. @officialRoycey made a naughty joke on sat B4 XFactor started.’

Her brother even waded in: ‘To CLEAR something up.. @alexandramusic is NOT pregnant! It was only announced as a joke by the warm up guy before XF went on.’

Perhaps that’s why Alexandra opted for a clinging black crushed velvet dress for the evening, topped off with some daring red lipstick and chunky gold jewelry. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Battle of the blondes! Molie King and Alexandra Burke look pretty cosy as they celebrate the launch of Mahiki Coconut RumBattle of the blondes! Molie King and Alexandra Burke look pretty cosy as they celebrate the launch of Mahiki Coconut Rum Did someone say summer? No Mollie its still freezing but the garland does liven up her outfitDid someone say summer? No Mollie its still freezing but the garland does liven up her outfit Where’s there is a party… Kimberley Garner, formerly of Made In Chelsea hangs out with some new palsWhere's there is a party... Kimberley Garner, former of Made In Chelsea hangs out with some new pals What would Tom say? Lydia Bright grinned from ear to ear as she posed up to the scantily clad models at the bashWhat would Tom say? Lydia Bright grinned from ear to ear as she posed up to the scantily clad models at the bashTaking the mic: The TOWIE star held coconut in hand and posed with a flower garlandTaking the mic: The TOWIE star held coconut in hand and posed with a flower garland

Diana Ross sports cast after breaking ankle at Naomi Campbell’s billionaire boyfriend’s birthday bash…

Legend through the decades: Diana hasn't dimmed with age and is still much in demand

Legend through the decades: Diana hasn’t dimmed with age and is still much in demand

Diana Ross arrived back in Los Angeles on Tuesday, sporting a cast as she was wheeled through LAX Airport. MailOnline has learned the 68-year-old singer is suffering from a broken ankle.

She sustained the injury after slipping at the end of the show she put on at Naomi Campbell’s billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday party in India in early November.

The spokesman said: ‘Ms Ross accidentally slipped and broke her ankle at the end of a show [for Doronin's party] in India in November.’ 

‘She is fine and has been recovering. She will be performing next week for the President in Washington DC.

Campbell recently flew Ross out to India to perform her hits for Doronin’s 50th birthday in Jodhpur at the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort.

Ross, who was reportedly paid £500,000 to sing at the party, treated revelers to an awe-inspiring set in the Zenana Courtyard. For her show, The Supremes’ front lady wore a extraordinary red gown as she graced the stage.

Ross is still in high demand, as she’s set to be the jewel in the crown of TNT’s annual Christmas in Washington special, which airs on December 21. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will attend no less, and TNT’s late night host Conan O’Brien will host the telecast, to be taped in Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum, for the second consecutive year. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Looking great: Aside from the cast, Diana Ross looked fantastic as she was wheeled through LAX on Tuesday after breaking her ankle last month onstage in India at a bash organised by Naomi CampbellLooking great: Aside from the cast, Diana Ross looked fantastic as she was wheeled through LAX on Tuesday Such poise: The Supremes legend is still an active performer so obviously likes to conserve her energySuch poise: The Supremes legend is still an active performer so obviously likes to conserve her energy That smile: Diana looked pleased to be arriving in the city of AngelsThat smile: Diana looked pleased to be arriving in the city of Angels Home James: Ross looked much better than most younger celebrities after her flightHome James: Ross looked much better than most younger celebrities after her flight Majestic: Mehrangarh Fort rising above the old city of Jodhpur. It was the setting for Campbell’s boyfriend’s partyMajestic: Mehrangarh Fort rising above the old city of Jodhpur. It will be the setting for Naomi Campbell's boyfriend's party

Behind the scenes with a caged Leona Lewis on her Lovebirds video shoot…

Don't keep the key: Leona doesn't realise the door is actually openEva Cassidy famously sang about a Songbird but Leona Lewis has gone one better and become a Lovebird for her latest single.

Unsurprisingly the 27-year-old climbs in a birdcage for her video and complete with her trademark long ponytail the X Factor winner looks positively at home in the virtual prison.

Although perhaps not an advert for feminism Leona looks classically beautiful in the video, which is the second single from her third album Glassheart.

Wearing an ivory sleeved dress the singer looked positively mournful, a look which suits the often plain faced Leona. Her full skirt and pinched look gave the video a definite dark side, which suited the Bleeding Love singer down to a tee.

Recorded over the last two years between Denver, London and Los Angeles with executive producer Fraser T Smith, Leona worked with some of the best songwriters and producers around, including: Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy, Ina Wroldsen, Bonnie McKee, Jörgen Elofsson, Ryan Tedder, Autumn Rowe, Ammo and Rodney Jerkins.

Lovebird is written by Bonnie McKee, who has famously worked with Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taio Cruz, Rita Ora, Joshua Coleman and Lukasz Gottwald. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Caged: Leona Lewis has been handed a bird – a lovebird that isCaged: Leona Lewis has been handed a bird - a lovebird that is Don’t keep the key: Leona doesn’t realise the door is actually openDon't keep the key: Leona doesn't realise the door is actually openSimply stunning! Leona is actually filming a video, contrary to her face which is completely normalSimply stunning! Leona is actually filming a video, contrary to her face which is completely normalGive us a smile! Leona gets her make-up done but is careful not to get any on her ivory topped dressGive us a smile! Leona gets her make-up done but is careful not to get any on her ivory topped dressStartled: The power ballad is Leona’s second single from her third albumStartled: The power ballad is Leona's second single from her third album

Tulisa Contostavlos’ fashion mishap at Key 103′s Jingle Bell Ball…

Fashion fail: Tulisa's ill-advised ensemble made for a very cheap lookShe’s one of the most famous women in the UK, with a coveted judging role on The X Factor, a successful pop career and access to designer clothes that most girls could only dream of.

But Tulisa Contostavlos seemed to have sacked her stylist as she stepped out sporting a look which can only be described as an epic fashion fail on Wednesday night.

Despite no doubt having access to wardrobes full of stunning designer garments, the 24-year-old singer opted for a less than glamorous ensemble as she performed at the Key 103 Jingle Bell Ball in Manchester.

The Sight Of You hitmaker teamed a pair of unflattering black denim ripped jeans with a plastic-looking leather gilet and a black T-shirt as she took to the stage to perform a medley of her hits.

While her tacky waistcoat probably cost more money than most people spend on clothes in a year, it looked cheap and was an ill-advised choice for the star.

Meanwhile, Tulisa’s shredded jeans did little to flatter her usually stunning curves, and were rather bizarrely teamed with a pair of lace tights underneath, suggesting the star had got the memo that leather and lace were in this season. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Sack the stylist: Tulisa suffered an epic fashion fail as she took to the stage at the Key 103 Jingle Bell Ball in Manchester on Wednesday nightSack the stylist: Tulisa suffered an epic fashion fail as she took to the stage at the Key 103 Jingle Bell Ball in Manchester on Wednesday nightTrashy: The 24-year-old singer teamed a pair of unflattering ripped jeans with a cheap-looking plastic leather giletTrashy: The 24-year-old singer teamed a pair of unflattering ripped jeans with a cheap-looking plastic leather giletLive It Up: In spite of her fashion mishap, Tulisa seemed to be having a whale of a time as she performed a set of her hit tracksLive It Up: In spite of her fashion mishap, Tulisa seemed to be having a whale of a time as she performed a set of her hit tracks Hell for leather: Tulisa obviously got the memo that leather and lace were in this seasonHell for leather: Tulisa obviously got the memo that leather and lace were in this season

Spotted: Cassie and Diddy at Miami’s Art Basel!

The 11th Miami Art Basel which opens from December 6 through 9, in Miami Beach, Florida continues with showcasing the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Multiracial singer/model Cassie and her longtime boyfriend record producer/rapper/fashion designer Diddy were also in attendance enjoying various art galleries. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers.

Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show is a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks.

Take a look at their photos below:Cassie and Didday Art Basel 1

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Kobe Bryant becomes 5th NBA player ever to eclipse 30,000 points…

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bryant scored his 30,000th point in tonight's game making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Kobe Bryant grinned and uttered the word “irony” as he considered the fact that the team that drafted him nearly 17 years ago was his opponent on the night he eclipsed a scoring milestone to join an exclusive club of NBA greats. It’s easy to forget that it was the Hornets who drafted and then traded Bryant away back in 1996.

In the years since, the Hornets have changed cities, from Charlotte to New Orleans, and Bryant has become one of five players in NBA history to score 30,000 points, surpassing the mark with a 29-point performance that helped the Lakers to a 103-87 triumph Wednesday night.

“It’s funny how sports always seems to kind of have that connectivity, in some shape, form or fashion,” Bryant said. “It just always seems to come full circle.”

Bryant entered the game needing 13 points to make history and no one doubted he would get it. NBA Commissioner David Stern, who happened to be making a scheduled visit with new Hornets owner Tom Benson, offered Bryant a congratulatory hand shake before tip-off.

Bryant had 17 points by halftime, eclipsing the 30,000-mark with a short jumper in the paint over Robin Lopez late in the first half. That might have been the least spectacular of his baskets, which included the usual array of soaring dunks, demoralizing transition 3-pointers and twisting, off-balance jumpers.

The only other players to score more than 30,000 are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.

“It’s pretty awesome,” Bryant said. “These are players I respect tremendously and obviously grew up idolizing and watching and learned a great deal from.”

When Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni was asked before tipoff about Bryant’s impending milestone, the coach joked, “That just means he is old.” In fact, at 34, Bryant is younger than the other four were when they hit the mark, but Bryant also turned pro at 18, and is in his 17th season. Visit theGrio to continue reading…

Wife of New York Public Advocate Bill de Basio was a lesbian before they met…

Out: It emerged yesterday that the wife of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was a lesbian before she met her husband in 1991 - who she describes as her 'soul mate'New York City council speaker Christine Quinn won’t be the only one appealing to gay voters for next year’s mayoral election.

It emerged yesterday that the wife of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was a lesbian before she met her husband in 1991 – who she describes as her ‘soul mate’.

Chirlane McCray issued a statement yesterday after an essay that she wrote in a 1979 issue of Essence magazine entitled ‘I am a Lesbian’, was published.

De Blasio has made a point of using his wife – who is black – in his campaign for City Hall. In 2009 he was criticized for using her to pander to black voters when he was running for Public Advocate.

Mrs McCray said yesterday: ‘In the 1970s, I identified as a lesbian and wrote about it. In 1991, I met the love of my life, married him and together we’ve raised two amazing kids. I am reminded every day how lucky I am to have met my soul mate.’

The blog Politicker discovered the 33-year-old article and published it on their website. The seven-page article, which she wrote when she was 24 spoke of her relief at discovering her preference for woman early, ‘before getting locked into a traditional marriage and having children’.

She said her first experience with a female was when she was college student at age 17.

Although both of us had slept with men, neither of us had been intimate with a woman before,’ she said. ‘We didn’t even know any lesbians.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Fight: New York City council speaker Christine Quinn won’t be the only one appealing to gay voters for next year’s mayoral election after today’s revelationFight: New York City council speaker Christine Quinn won't be the only one appealing to gay voters for next year's mayoral election after today's revelation

Jovan Belcher’s daughter to receive $1million from NFL!

Love: On Facebook, a profile for Kasandra Perkins includes pictures of her and Belcher with their three month old babyThe orphaned daughter of Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher will receive more than $1 million from the NFL.

Belcher shot Kasandra Perkins his 22-year-old girlfriend and the mother of his child before driving to Arrowhead stadium and turning the gun on himself.

The murder-suicide on Saturday morning means that the estate or guardian of his three-month-old daughter Zoey will receive the money under NFL’s collective-bargaining agreement.

Zoey stands to receive $108,000 annually over the next four years, $48,000 in the fifth year and then $52,000 each year until age 18. She’ll continue to receive that amount until age 23 if she attends college. The beneficiary of Belcher, who was in his fourth season, also will receive $600,000 in life insurance, plus $200,000 for each credited season.

There is also $100,000 in a retirement account that will go to his beneficiary or estate. Players’ beneficiaries are kept confidential – the current collective bargaining agreement was ratified in August 2011.

Belcher’s mother Cheryl Shepherd, 54, has temporary custody of the couple’s baby and relatives have said she will take responsibility for the infant. It is thought she will raise her granddaughter at the Long Island home where the 25-year-old grew up. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happy family: Belcher killed his girlfriend before shooting himself at the Kansas City Chiefs’ stadium. His daughter stands to receive $1million from NFLHappy family: Belcher killed his girlfriend before shooting himself at the Kansas City Chiefs' stadiumMemorial: Pallbearers help load the body of Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher into a hearsekMoving on: Retired Chiefs Hall of Famer Bobby Bell said, ‘It’s done and over with and people need to get on with their lives.’hTragic case: Belcher is pictured with his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Kasandra Perkins, whom he shot dead at his home on Saturday before killing himselfTragic case: Belcher is pictured with his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Kasandra Perkins, whom he shot dead at his home on Saturday before killing himselfStepping out: Brittni Glass, who was out with Jovan Belcher the night before he killed his girlfriend before committing suicidie, is seen in Kansas City on Tuesday morningStepping out: Brittni Glass, who was out with Jovan Belcher the night before he killed his girlfriend before committing suicidie, is seen in Kansas City on Tuesday morning

Is Demi Moore  ok? Acts wild and embarrasses Lenny Kravitz

Geek chic: Demi wore a grey playsuit with a pair of black heels and thick-rimmed glasses for the partyShe has hit headlines over the past few months with her increasingly erratic behavior.

So the latest pictures of Demi Moore are likely to cause concern among her family and friends, as the actress was seen exhibiting some very bizarre behavior at a party with Lenny Kravitz on Wednesday night.

The 50-year-old actress played up to the photographers present at the Chanel Beachside Barbecue held at Soho Beach House Miami, leaving friends including Kravitz and George Clooney’s girlfriend Stacy Keibler bemused by her antics.

As she enjoyed a chilled out sit down with Kravitz, Demi couldn’t resist busting some moves in time with the music.

The mother-of-three, who wore a chic grey playsuit for the occasion, was seen lifting her arms and bumping and grinding while in her seat, as Kravitz appeared embarrassed and looked away.

While it is not clear whether or not Demi was drinking at the evening, an array of energy drink cans were seen in front of her on the table – perhaps giving some explanation to her behavior. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Dancing Demi: Ms Moore displayed some very bizarre behaviour as she partied with friends including Lenny Kravitz at the Chanel Beachside Barbecue on Wednesday nightDancing Demi: Ms Moore displayed some very bizarre behaviour as she partied with friends including Lenny Kravitz at the Chanel Beachside Barbecue on Wednesday nightGetting the party started! Lenny turns away as Demi busts a moveGetting the party started! Lenny turns away as Demi busts a moveHungry? Demi appeared to be eating her own hair as she posed for photographers at the eventHungry? Demi appeared to be eating her own hair as she posed for photographers at the eventCuddling up: Lenny and Demi shared a joke on the sofa at the event, with Lenny looking somewhat bemused by his pal’s anticsCuddling up: Lenny and Demi shared a joke on the sofa at the event, with Lenny looking somewhat bemused by his pal's anticsReady to party: Demi clutched a can of energy drink as she made the most of the eveningReady to party: Demi clutched a can of energy drink as she made the most of the eveningAlone in her thoughts: Later in the evening, Demi was left with no-one to talk to as Lenny began chatting to another womanAlone in her thoughts: Later in the evening, Demi was left with no-one to talk to as Lenny began chatting to another womanCenter of attention: Demi and Lenny were surrounded as they enjoyed their chatCentre of attention: Demi and Lenny were surrounded as they enjoyed their chat

Tulisa opts out of a coat to show off slinky satin dress at X Factor photo call…

Grin and bear it! Tulisa looks sleek (but cold) in Manchester It has been a busy week for the X Factor judges with the big final just days away.

However, Tulisa showed that tiredness and fatigue had not affected her as she pulled out all the stops at an X Factor photo call on Thursday.

The pop star seemed determined to steal the limelight in a tight satin dress, despite not having any acts left in the competition.

Tulisa opted out of wearing a coat despite the chilly temperatures, while the contestants and the other judges wore plenty of layers to keep warm.

The 24-year-old singer teamed the black dress, that boasted ruffled detail to one side with a pair of peep toe boots, and little else.

Despite the chilly temperatures Tulisa was seen beaming to the crowds and photographers as she stood outside the Manchester Central venue.

Tulisa, 24, has been criticized many times during the current series for her often poor choice of outfits on the live shows. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

That’s one way to get attention: Tulisa flashed the flesh in a tight black satin dress as she attended an X Factor photo call in Manchester on Thursday nightThat's one way to get attention: Tulisa flashed the flesh in a tight black satin dress as she attended an X Factor photo call in Manchester on Thursday night Backless: Tulisa’s dress showed off her unicorn tattooBackless: Tulisa's dress showed off her unicorn tattoo Firm friends: Tulisa and Louis were seen posing up together on the red carpet but while the Irishman wore a jumper Tulisa flashed her flesh in a skimpy outfit insteadFirm friends: Tulisa and Louis were seen posing up together on the red carpet but while the Irishman wore a jumper Tulisa flashed her flesh in a skimpy outfit insteadShe’s a lady: Tulisa looked lovely in a very glamorous red dress on Thursday afternoon as she attended an X Factor press conference in ManchesterShe's a lady: Tulisa looked lovely in a very glamorous red dress on Thursday afternoon as she attended an X Factor press conference in ManchesterShow stopping: The X Factor judge has perhaps never looked this good all series but she put the three finalists to shameShow stopping: The X Factor judge has perhaps never looked this good all series but she put the three finalists to shame

Nicole Scherzinger dons a bizarre superhero red cape for X Factor photo call…

Caped crusader: Nicole is hoping to come to the rescue of her boys over the weekend, James Arthur is the bookies favourite She is usually the sleek judge and was crowned winner in the sartorial stakes week in, week out during the live shows of the X Factor.

So it will come as a surprise to Nicole Scherzinger’s fans to see the outfit she wore on Thursday night at a photo call in Manchester.

The 34-year-old was seen wearing a huge red cape that made her look like a cross between a strawberry and a bizarre superhero.

The voluminous garment tapered down to the her midriff but boasted plastic crocodile angular shoulder pads that made for a bizarre ensemble.

While Nicole was trying to exert her super powers in her red carpets as well as covering up against the cold and she teamed her overcoat with a pair of leather pants and steel capped shoes.

Nicole’s fellow female judge Tulisa opted for a much more revealing style and wore a barely there satin dress without a coat. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Strawberry style: Nicole Scherzinger was seen wearing a huge bright red cape that made her look like a summer fruit as she attended the final photocall of the X Factor 2012 finalStrawberry style: Nicole Scherzinger was seen wearing a huge bright red cape that made her look like a summer fruit as she attended the final photocall of the X Factor 2012 final Her boys: Nicole and Jahmene and Christopher Maloney all opted for a duller lookMy boys: Nicole and Jahmene and Christopher Maloney, they opted for a duller look She’s got the secret! Nicole looks simply mischievous outside Manchester CentralShe's got the secret! Nicole looks simply mischievous outside Manchester Central Who will be the winner? James Arthur is the supposed favorite but Jahmene looks confidentWho will be the winner? James Arthur is the supposed favourite but Jahmene looks confident

Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi presses ahead with charity engagement after the sad death of her mother-in-law…

Wendi Murdoch and actress Demi MooreWendi Deng put on a brave face at a charity event yesterday after the death of her mother-in-law, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

The wife of News Corporation chairman Rupert spent the night with celebrity friends including actress Demi Moore, Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova and fashion writer Derek Blasberg at the Soho Beach House in Miami.

They were among a host of high-profile names at the dinner and auction hosted by Chanel and Art.sy which raised money for the Henry Street Settlement, a charity that provides social services and arts programs for disadvantaged people.

The Murdoch family are grieving the loss of Mr Murdoch’s mother, Dame Elisabeth, who passed away at her home in Victoria at the age of 103 this week.

The media mogul said his mother, who died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Cruden Farm in Melbourne would be mourned by thousands of Australians who had been touched by her long life.

During the statement given by Mr Murdoch yesterday, on behalf of her extended family, he said: ‘We have lost the most wonderful mother but we are all grateful to have had her love and wisdom for so many years.’

‘Throughout her life, our mother demonstrated the very best qualities of true public service. Her energy and personal commitment made our country a more hopeful place and she will be missed by many.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Among friends: Wendi Murdoch (far left) is comforted by model Karlie Kloss, Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova and actress Demi Moore at an event in Miami Beach as she comes to terms with the death of her mother-in-lawWendi Murdoch at a dinner and auction in MiamiIn good company: Mrs Murdoch, who married media mogul Rupert in 1999, chats with Moore and fashion writer Derek BlasbergIn good company: Mrs Murdoch, who married media mogul Rupert in 1999, chats with Moore and fashion writer Derek BlasbergDifficult time: The 43-year-old with Zhukova and Moore. Mr and Mrs Murdoch have two daughtersDifficult time: The 43-year-old with Zhukova and Moore. Mr and Mrs Murdoch have two daughters‘The most wonderful mother’: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, pictured at a garden party at her home in Langwarrin, Victoria, six years ago, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 103'The most wonderful mother': Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, pictured at a garden party at her home in Langwarrin, Victoria, six years ago, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 103

Curve blackout! Sofia Vergara covers up in cut-out top and leggings…

Off-duty chic: Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara looked fabulous in a flirtatious black top, black leggings and high top wedge trainers, whilst out shopping in Beverly Hills on WednesdayWith curves to die for, Sofia Vergara could make wearing a bin bag look sexy.

The Modern Family star went back to black on a shopping trip in Beverly Hills on Wednesday afternoon and showed us that she can pull off the casual chic look.

The 40-year-old was running errands in Beverly Hills, but wouldn’t of looked out of place on a movie set. Sporting a cut out off the shoulder black top, which showed off her perfectly toned and bronzed shoulders.

Teaming this with a pair of thigh-hugging black leggings, and high top black wedge sneakers, the actress must have turned a few heads.

To complete the look, she accessorized this with an over-sized bag, huge shades and a diamond rock on her finger.

With her glossy dark locks sitting elegantly around her shoulders, the Columbian-born actress sure knows how to make an impact, even on her day off.

Sofia is one of the hottest women in Hollywood and a household name thanks to her role as Gloria in ABC’s EMMY award winning TV show, Modern Family. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

For those who’ve never watched Modern Family, watch a clip from the award-winning show below:

The color of cool: Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara wore head to toe black whilst out shopping in Beverly Hills on WednesdayOff-duty chic: Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara looked fabulous in a flirtatious black top, black leggings and high top wedge trainers, whilst out shopping in Beverly Hills on WednesdayA little distracted? Sofia stops to check her phone and seems a little distant on her shopping tripOff-duty chic: Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara looked fabulous in a flirtatious black top, black leggings and high top wedge trainers, whilst out shopping in Beverly Hills on WednesdayBrunette bombshell: The actress looked glamorous in black as she enjoyed a rare day offOff-duty chic: Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara looked fabulous in a flirtatious black top, black leggings and high top wedge trainers, whilst out shopping in Beverly Hills on Wednesday

Nicole Scherzinger reveals she wants to ‘quit X Factor to focus on her music career’…

The new girl in town: Nicole replaced former US import judge Kelly Rowland who bowed out after only one seriesNicole Scherzinger has revealed that she might not return to The X Factor next year.

With two acts in this year’s final, Nicole has said seeing all the talent on the ITV show has made her want to focus on her music career.

The 34-year-old singer, who only lasted one season on the US version of the show, also said that exiting at the end of this series wouldn’t be a bad career move.

Speaking to The Sun, Nicole admitted that she was happy with her choice to join the UK judges.

The former Pussycat Dolls performer said: ‘I’m really glad I did the show. I don’t know if I’ll come back next year.

End on a high, right?’ But thinking about the future Scherzinger continued: ‘This year has changed my life. As an artist, it’s put into perspective what I want, how to go about it.’

Nicole went on to say that she was grateful for the way the British public had received. Showing her gratitude she added: ‘People have made me so comfortable and I have to thank you.’

This year’s final will see Nicole cheer on her acts, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur, as they go against Christopher Malone as they battle to be crowned the X Factor champion of 2012.

A spokesperson for Nicole told MailOnline: ‘Nicole has had an amazing time on this year’s show but there have been no discussions about next year as yet.Nicole is just focusing on the upcoming final this weekend at the moment.’ Via DailyMail

Nicole Scherzinger’s ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’:

Ready to move on? Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she might not return as a judge on The X Factor next yearReady to move on? Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she might not return as a judge on The X Factor next yearStaying focused: Nicole has said that seeing the talent on this year’s show has made her want to make more musicStaying focused: Nicole has said that seeing the talent on this year's show has made her want to make more musicIn the final: The 33-year-old has managed to get her act Jahmene Douglas to the finalIn the final: The 33-year-old has managed to get her act Jahmene Douglas to the final Doubling her chances: Nicole’s other act James Arthur is also battling to be crowned this year’s winner on The X FactorDoubling her chances: Nicole's other act James Arthur is also battling to be crowned this year's winner on The X Factor‘Focusing on the upcoming final’: A spokesperson told MailOnline that a discussion about Nicole’s place on the show has not come up yet'Focusing on the upcoming final': A spokesperson told MailOnline that a discussion about Nicole's place on the show has not come up yet

Olivia Munn steals the show at Armani dinner in Beverly Hills in candy-colored minidress…

Bright: Erika Christensen and Eva Amurri Martino chose jewel coloured itemsIs it cold where you are? If so, the thought of slipping into a tiny candy-colored dress and baring both arms and legs will probably be causing you to shudder.

It’s pretty much always clement in Beverly Hills though, so Olivia Munn enjoyed a December afternoon in this exact item of clothing at the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luncheon.

The 32-year-old looked radiant in it, too; with impossibly shiny raven and pop art pink lips. She was joined at the event by a plethora of well dressed women; but none who stood out quite as much as her.

However, an honorable mention must go to Katherine Schwarzenegger, 22, daughter of Arnold and Kennedy beauty Maria Shriver.

The poised brunette showed she’d inherited her maternal family’s classic style by slipping into a black dress suit and allowing his lustrous dark hair, even features and wide smile to take center stage. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Candy-colored: Olivia Munn looked incredible in her lively multi-colored gown at the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luncheon in Beverly Hills on WednesdayCandy-coloured: Olivia Munn looked incredible in her lively multi-coloured gown at the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Wednesday All in the genes: Katherine Schwarzenegger proved she has the Kennedy knack for classic dressing at the eventAll in the genes: Katherine Schwarzenegger proved she has the Kennedy knack for classic dressing at the event Smart: Actresses Cheryl Hines and Abigail Spencer kept it sensible rather than sexySmart: Actresses Cheryl Hines and Abigail Spencer kept it sensible rather than sexy Grey day: Kristen Hager and Bellamy Young were steely and chicGrey day: Kristen Hager and Bellamy Young were steely and chic

Rapper Eve is pregnant with her 1st child!

Eve and MaximillianEve and her Billionaire boyfriend Maximillion Cooper are rumored to be expecting their first child together. The rapper and actress was recently spotted in a black leather outfit looking very stylish and pregnant!

A close family friend says that she is a “little more than three months” pregnant.

Eve recently moved to London with her boyfriend where she finds a lot of inspiration.

“I walk everywhere when I’m there. It’s so eclectic,” said the rapper during an exclusive with Essence. “It’s New York on steroids. There are so many cultures and sounds, and people and fashion. Chicks are so fly.”

“I live in a neighborhood where there’s a lot of West Indian culture, so it’s nice. I have to always come back because my mother would kill me if I didn’t, but right now that’s where I’m at.”

Eve and Max’s bundle of joy will be Eve’s first and Max’s fifth child. Via BCK.

Cymphonique rocks Macy’s Tree Lighting!

Cymphonique MillerBiracial singer Cymphonique Miller brought a little holiday cheer to the Macy’s tree lighting ceremony with her rendition of the Christmas classic “Silent Night.” The “How To Rock” star performed the song center-stage in Atlanta, Georgia in front of a crowd of over 75,000 people.

Cymphonique also recently revealed the title and expected release date of her upcoming album, which she titled “Passions.” The new album is the young entertainer’s debut solo album and is expected out, tentatively, in Spring 2013. Cymphonique’s latest single “Nobody Like You,” which features Jacob Latimore, is quickly becoming a favorite among fans and is climbing radio charts.

Check out the video of Cymphonique singing at Macy’s tree lighting ceremony below. Via BCK.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian run into P. Diddy while watching the New York Knicks play in Miami…

Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? There aren’t many things that Kanye West loves more in life than Kim Kardashian and the New York Knicks so having both of them in Miami at the same time must have equalled an A+ day in his glittery diary on Thursday.

The 35-year-old certainly looked happy as he star courtside with Kim, 31, who was mirroring his black and white outfit but had stopped short of wearing her leather pants to match his shiny pants.

But if you can believe it, the excitement rose even further when they spotted another high profile Knicks fan – Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs – flown in to see his team.
Kanye and Kim leapt up to greet the Boy Boy Records mogul with broad grins, a hug from her and a manly handshake shared by the boys.

Later West, Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian attended the celebration of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose at Wall at the W Hotel. The rapper is already close to the K clan after knowing them for several years before getting together with Kim.

Kim must be feeling jet-lagged as in recent weeks she has visited Italy, London and Los Angeles. She also has the ongoing divorce drama with Kris Humphries to deal with. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Loyal girlfriend: Kim Kardashian sat patiently by Kanye West’s side as his beloved New York Knicks took on Miami Heat on Wednesday in MiamiLoyal girlfriend: Kim Kardashian sat patiently by Kanye West's side as his beloved New York Knicks took on Miami Heat on Wednesday in Miami Look who it is! The couple spot Diddy, who was in town to catch the Knicks gameLook who it is! The couple spot Diddy, who was in town to catch the Knicks game Air kissing away: Kim unleashed the most showbiz smacker on DiddyAir kissing away: Kim unleashed the most showbiz smacker on Diddy We are family: Kanye (right) with Scott Disick and Kim’s sister KourtneyWe are family: Kanye (right) with Scott Disick and Kim's sister Kourtney

Gabriel Aubry hides his fading bruises behind dark glasses as he gets back into his normal routine…

It’s been an eventful two weeks for Gabriel Aubry. But as his bruises fade the French-Canadian model appears to be getting his life back to normal, heading out for lunch with friends in West Hollywood on Thursday.

The only sign of his Thanksgiving brawl with Olivier Martinez was a fading black mark on his arm, and the dark glasses behind which he shielded his eyes. Aubry wrapped up warm for his outing in a black gillet and pants, teamed with a denim shirt.

His outing came as it was reported that Olivier Martinez was ‘no longer interested’ in pursuing criminal charges against him. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Almost back to normal: Gabriel Aubry hides his fading bruises beneath a pair of dark glasses, but one can still be seen on his arm as she leaves the Country Restaurant in HollywoodAlmost back to normal: Gabriel Aubry hides his fading bruises beneath a pair of dark glasses, but one can still be seen on his arm as she leaves the Country Restaurant in HollywoodLooking good: Gabriel AubryLooking good: Gabriel Aubry

Spotted: Russell Simmons and model lover Hana Nitsche hold hands on beach stroll… before he bumps into Nicky Hilton at Art Basel..

They’ve only been dating a short while but it seems Russell Simmons and new girlfriend Hana Nitsche have quickly grown comfortable in their relationship.
The couple was seen in Miami on Thursday, soaking up the sun before kicking off the 11th edition of Art Basel.

Walking hand-in-hand on the beach, the German model looked stunning in a gold bikini and sheer kaftan, opting to go without make-up around her new beau. Russell kicked his shoes off but kept his head covered in a word New York Yankees baseball cap.

He shielded himself from the sun’s rays, wearing a red shirt and blue and white printed trunks. The couple’s outing came around the same time Russell was seen on a boardwalk stroll with socialite Nicky Hilton.

The hotel heiress, who wore a blue and white tie-dye high-low dress and nude wedges, is among several other stars in Miami this week for the city’s famous art show. Earlier in the day, she joined sister Paris and her byfriend, model River Viiperi for lunch – while the pair packed on PDA.

Chelsea Handler, Stella McCartney, Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson have along been spotted at local events ahead of Art Basel’s opening night on December 6.
The art show, which hosts more than 260 leading galleries and 2,000 artists from around the world, runs through December 9.

Several pieces seemed to catch Russell’s eye on Thursday evening. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Hand-in-hand: Russell Simmons and his girlfriend Hana Nitsche take a romantic stroll down the beach in Miami on ThursdayHand-in-hand: Russell Simmons and his girlfriend Hana Nitsche take a romantic stroll down the beach in Miami on ThursdayAll covered up: Hana wore a kaftan, while Russell wore a shirt, board shorts and a baseball capAll covered up: Hana wore a kaftan, while Russell wore a shirt, board shorts and a baseball capNew couple: The pair strolled down the boardwalk before Russell kicked off his sandalsNew couple: The pair strolled down the boardwalk before Russell kicked off his sandalsBig night ahead: The couple would later help kick off Art BaselBig night ahead: The couple would later help kick off Art BaselFancy seeing you here! Russell appeared to bump into Nicky Hilton while on another strollFancy seeing you here! Russell appeared to bump into Nicky Hilton while on another strollHaving a chat: The pair looked like old friends catching upHaving a chat: The pair looked like old friends catching upBundle of fur: Nicky cuddled up to a cat near the beachBundle of fur: Nicky cuddled up to a cat near the beachThey clean up well! Russell Simmons and Hana Nitsche attend a LACOSTE + CAMPANAS Celebration during Art Basel Miami Beach at Soho Beach House on Thursday nightThey clean up well! Russell Simmons and Hana Nitsche attend a LACOSTE + CAMPANAS Celebration during Art Basel Miami Beach at Soho Beach House on Thursday nightOn show: Hana features in works by photographer and artist Raphael Mazzucco on display at Art BaselOn show: Hana features in works by photographer and artist Raphael Mazzucco on display at Art BaselMeditative: The model said she had some of her deepest meditations while shooting the scenesMeditative: The model said she had some of her deepest meditations while shooting the scenes

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

With the X Factor final looming into view and sobbing contestants being whittled at a pace, it was time for Simon Cowell and his gang to celebrate reaching the crescendo of their show.

The team all got together at Mixology in LA for a viewing party; and a chance for Britney Spears to prove she’s been going to the gym by showing off her toned body. The 31-year-old looked great but it’s her style choices that never work and her look on Thursday night edged her.

The mother-of-two picked a vaguely country inspired dress that featured a leather bustier, embroidered flowers AND lace panels. Her hair; thick and luscious though it was… was a ’90s in it’s uniform blondeness and cascading waves although this wouldn’t have mattered if her outfit was less fussy.

Spears still looked fantastic and was perhaps keen to show off acres of toned caramel flesh that attest to hours spent working out. However, she was completely overtaken in the sartorial stakes by Khloe Kardashian who looked more stylish and (ironically) more contemporary in a retro inspired outfit.

The reality star who started hosting the X-Factor alongside Mario Lopez feels like a big sister to the younger contestants said:

“I mean I’m always there to console them when we do talk backstage,” Kardashian, 28, tells us.

On Wednesday’s performance show, judge L.A. Reid kept hammering girl group Fifth Harmony about their lack of harmonizing. And Kardashian was there to help lift their spirits.

“I was like, ‘You guys, he’s trying to throw you off your game. Don’t let that happen.’ Because, he’s another judge, he’s not for them,” she recalled. “So, I do. I feel like I have to be their big sister or whatever. I mean, I really get emotionally invested. That’s just my personality.”

Britney and Demi Lovato also endured an emotional night on Wednesday as their contestants CeCe Frey and Diamond White were voted off The X Factor. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Keeping up with fashion: Khloe Kardashian won the fashion face-off with Britney Spears"The X Factor" Viewing Party Sponsored By Sony X Headphones - ArrivalsGorgeous: Khloe Kardashian has taken fashion to another level as the X-Factor host"The X Factor" Viewing Party Sponsored By Sony X Headphones - ArrivalsLooking Svelte: The reality T star looked looked gorgeous after losing weight to host the X-FactorHosting: She’s become a pro at hosting in less than a few weeksFOX's "The X Factor" - Season TwoTate Stevens practicing posing next to a starThe X Factor Viewing Party Sponsored By Sony X HeadphonesMelting pot of style: Britney’s style has appeared confused of late… as she did on the red carpet on Thursday nightMelting pot of style: Britney's style has appeared confused of late... as she did on the red carpet on Thursday nightHilarity ensues: Cowell and a scantily-clad Spears enjoy a giggle at the X Factor viewing party held at Mixology in LA on ThursdayHilarity ensues: Simon Cowell and a scantily-clad Britney Spears enjoy a giggle at the X Factor viewing party held at Mixology in LA on Thursday Overjoyed: Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13, shot through to the semi finals, joining Emblem3, Fifth Harmony and Tate StevensOverjoyed: Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13, shot through to the semi finals, joining Emblem3, Fifth Harmony and Tate StevensAll good fun: Simon and Demi appeared to have made friends after their spat the previous nightAll good fun: Simon and Demi appeared to have made friends after their spat last night Could they win? Fifth Harmony are in with a shot after a tumultuous inceptionCould they win? Fifth Harmony are in with a shot after a tumultuous inception Popular: Tate Stevens seems an unlikely winner but win he may doPopular: Tate Stevens seems an unlikely winner but win he may do Hanging on: Simon’s favorites Emblem3 are still in with a chanceHanging on: Simon's favourites Emblem3 are still in with a chance Meet the fans: Emblem3 at the X-Factor viewing partyMeet the fans: Emblem3 at the X-Factor viewing PartySuper Mario: Mr and Mrs Lopez popped along and showed off their new wedding bandsSuper Mario: Mr and Mrs Lopez popped along and showed off their new wedding bands Finalist! Fifth Harmony got a big reception from the crowd=Finalist! Fifth Harmony got a big reception from the crowdHappy: Kris Jenner also posed in front of a cheering crowdThrilled with her freebie! Kim celebrates her free pair of earphones

Tulisa Contostavlos: “‘This has been the worst year of my life!”

Bad year: Tulisa sums up 2012 as the worst year of her lifeTulisa’s make-up-free face is shrouded by large black designer sunglasses and a tight blue hooded sweater.

‘I haven’t been able to sleep all week, I’ve got terrible insomnia,’ she says.

Perhaps it’s no surprise. For the past month the 24-year-old X Factor judge has been the target of countless negative stories about her relationship with Newcastle United footballer Danny Simpson.

There are also untrue rumors that X Factor producers have been unhappy with her performance this year. And she’s had to cope during the past three weeks with the indignity of having no acts left on the show, which reaches its final this weekend, after the shock elimination of favorite Ella Henderson, whom she mentored.

Tulisa sums up 2012 bluntly. ‘This has been the worst year of my life. It’s been horrid,’ she says.

This is in stark contrast to just 12 months ago, when Tulisa, whose real name is Tula Paulinea Contostavlos, was heralded Britain’s brightest new star as the girl band she mentored, Little Mix, won The X Factor.

But in January, dark clouds began to gather when she split from her childhood sweetheart, Fazer Rawson, who was a member of her band N-Dubz. In March she found solace with actor Jack O’Connell, who starred in the E4 drama Skins, but the relationship lasted only three months.

‘After Jack I was alone for six months, which is pretty good for a 24-year-old girl who likes going out and partying,’ she says.

A short spell dating Jody Latham from Channel 4’s Shameless came to nothing.‘He got very intense too quickly. I realized it wasn’t right, so I ended the relationship.’

In the same week, a mutual friend set her up on a date in Manchester with footballer Danny and, she tells me, ‘My world turned upside down. It was instant for both of us.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Hurt: Tulisa has been through a lot this year and she admits it has hurt her, but she isn’t called the Female Boss for nothingHurt: Tulisa has been through a lot this year and she admits it has hurt her, but she isn't called the Female Boss for nothingGlam: She has been transformed into a glamorous pop star and was even voted FHM’s sexiest woman of the yearGlam: She has been transformed into a glamorous pop star and was even voted FHM's sexiest woman of the yearGood friends: Nicole invites Tulisa for dinner and she says Nicole isn’t the diva made her out to beGood friends: Nicole invites Tulisa for dinner and she says Nicole isn't the diva made her out to be

Dennis Rodman ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support…

Dennis RodmanA new chapter can be added to the long-running soap opera “As the Worm Turns.” Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, her attorney said, and Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson warned Rodman that he could be sent to jail if he doesn’t pay it.

Dennis and Michelle Rodman must still work out custody and visitation for their two children: a son and a daughter. A trial is set for Jan. 24 on those issues. Michelle Rodman was asking for $850,000, but the two sides met outside court and agreed to $500,000, which Michaelson approved.

Linnea Willis, the attorney for the former Chicago Bulls star, told the Associated Press that Rodman was also found in contempt of court for paying too little child support.

Willis said Rodman was not present at a November 2010 hearing where he was ordered to pay additional child support and was not properly served the documents with the new order, resulting in several months of underpayment.

“He’s been complying with the court orders ever since he found out the correct information,” Willis said. Via LA Times.

First look at NBA icon Michael Jordan‘s new 37,000 square foot ‘palace’…

Reaping the rewards: Jordan, here at a golf tournament soiree in Vegas earlier this year is enjoying the fruits of his toil on the court He’s a behemoth of basketball history so it’s fitting that Michael Jordan’s home should be just as huge in scope. And it’s certainly looking that way.

The 49-year-old will have 37,000 square feet in Jupiter Florida, according to Palm Beach County Records.

The house is within The Bears Club, golf legend Jack Nicklaus‘ luxurious development, and is apparently twice as big as the other luxury homes in the gated community, Eurweb.com report.

Jordan bought two lots at the club for a total $4.8 million in early 2008.
Construction started in July 2009 and is now well into its third year and is expected to continue for another year.

Jordan, who has two children from his first marriage, became engaged to long-term girlfriend Yvette Prieto last year and listed his Highland Park mansion in Illinois for sale.

Reaping the rewards: Jordan, here at a golf tournament soiree in Vegas earlier this year is enjoying the fruits of his toil on the court Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time.

His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states: ‘By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.’

‘Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.’

Many of Jordan’s contemporaries label Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time.

An ESPN survey of journalists, athletes and other sports figures ranked Jordan the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century, above icons such as Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali.

In addition, the Associated Press voted him as the basketball player of the 20th century. Via DailyMail.

Just look at the size of it! This is Michael Jordan’s ‘pharonic’ new home in Florida courtesty of JeffRealty.comJust look at the size of it! This is Michael Jordan's 'pharonic' new home in Florida courtesty of JeffRealty.com Scale: The sheer size of Jordan’s new home can be seen from the airScale: The sheer size of Jordan's new home can be seen from the air The grand entrance: Work is far from finished but the scope of the property is evidentThe grand entrance: Work is far from finished but the scope of the property is evident Enough room for a court: The look seems labyrinthine with various passages, nooks and cranniesEnough room for a court: The look seems labyrinthine with various passages, nooks and crannies Pretty palms: The Florida home will make the most of it’s clement environmentPretty palms: The Florida home will make the most of it's clement environment Iconic: Jordan is widely considered to the be the finest basketball player of the 20th centuryIconic: Jordan is widely considered to the be the finest basketball player of the 20th century

Kim Kardashian wears unflattering bulky high-necked dress to party with Kanye West!

Sister act: While Kim went for a fitted number, Kourtney donned knee-high leather boots and a sequinned topKim Kardashian did something quite out of character at a Miami party on Thursday night – by covering up her famous curves in a high-necked dress.

Unfortunately, the bulky ensemble did little to flatter the reality star’s voluptuous figure as she partied with boyfriend Kanye West.

The couple attended the celebration of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose at Wall at the W Hotel, where they were joined by Kim’s sister Kourtney and boyfriend Scott Disick.

Kim, 32, looked in high spirits, high-fiving fellow guests, while the usually lugubrious-looking Kanye even managed to raise a smile.

Earlier in the night Kim and Kanye bumped into Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs courtside at the New York Knicks vs Miami Heat match.

There aren’t many things that 35-year-old West loves more in life than Kim and the New York Knicks so having both of them in Miami at the same time must have equaled an A+ day in his glittery diary on Thursday.

Especially so as his team won, 84-104. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

High spirits and a high-necked dress: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attended a party in Miami on Thursday night after watching the New York Knicks play Miami HeatHigh spirits and a high-necked dress: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attended a party in Miami on Thursday night after watching the New York Knicks play Miami HeatSay cheese: The couple attended the celebration of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose at Wall at the W HotelSay cheese: The couple attended the celebration of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose at Wall at the W HotelNot her best look: But Kim failed to flatter in her bulky black dress which didn’t flatter her voluptuous figureNot her best look: But Kim failed to flatter in her bulky black dress which didn't flatter her voluptuous figureSweet nothings: Kim opted for the black dress having earlier worn a more casual ensemble to the basketballSweet nothings: Kim opted for the black dress having earlier worn a more casual ensemble to the basketballIntertwined: Kim and Kanye had their hands interlocked as they posed for a photograph togetherIntertwined: Kim and Kanye had their hands interlocked as they posed for a photograph togetherHappy together: The famous couple looked like they didn’t have a care in the world as they threw their arms around each otherHappy together: The famous couple looked like they didn't have a care in the world as they threw their arms around each otherWe are family: Kanye (right) with Scott Disick and Kim’s sister Kourtney, who were also at the eventWe are family: Kanye (right) with Scott Disick and Kim's sister Kourtney, who were also at the eventMingling: The clan seen here amongst other guests at the party chatting awayMingling: The clan seen here amongst other guests at the party chatting away

Madonna smiles as she’s moved by a social music project in a Brazilian shanty town…

Madonna gets an exceptional amount of grief even when she does things that are very, very good. Nobody in their right mind could say that she wasn’t right to adopt her children David and Mercy but at the time of David’s adoption she was subjected to harsh criticism and even ridicule.

But the pop powerhouse is a tireless patron of good causes and you can just see how a genuine cause fires her up in these shots of the 54-year-old visiting a project at a Brazilian shanty town. Madonna has taken her MDMA tour to South America and is making the most of being in the beautiful country.

Of course, like Lady Gaga before her it’s hard to shy away from the obvious deprivation so Madonna made time to visit the inspiring Project Afro-Reggae.
The Project started out as a newspaper targeting young people interested in reggae, soul, and hip-hop, among other musical genres. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Madonna and her boys: The queen of pop, her boyfriend Brahim and son Rocco visited a shanty town in Brazil to take a look at how social projects are workingMadonna and her boys: The queen of pop, her boyfriend Brahim and son Rocco visited a shanty town in Brazil to take a look at how social projects are working Moving: The group were touched by what they saw as they got to know project Afro-ReggaeMoving: The group were touched by what they saw as they got to know project Afro-Reggae Lots to see: Madonna is making the most of her trip to BrazilLots to see: Madonna is making the most of her trip to Brazil Rare smile: Madonna rarely cracks a grin in public but when she’s really inspired and motivated… it comes outRare smile: Madonna rarely cracks a grin in public but when she's really inspired and motivated... it comes out Mobbed: Madonna and Brahim rushed through the crowds but the superstar was on cheery and interactive formMobbed: Madonna and Brahim rushed through the crowds but the superstar was on cheery and interactive form Getting inspiration? Madonna looked thoughtful as she enjoyed the show with her son RoccoGetting inspiration? Madonna looked thoughtful as she enjoyed the show with her son Rocco Affectionate: Brahim put his arm around his girlfriend as they walked around the centre with RoccoAffectionate: Brahim put his arm around his girlfriend as they walked around the centre with Rocco

Rochelle Humes enjoys naked Skype sessions with husband Marvin on reality show!

They began their married life with Rochelle spending three months in the US filming a new reality TV show with her band The Saturdays. And now, in a preview clip from Chasing The Saturdays, it’s clear how loved-up Marvin and Rochelle kept the spark alive.

The married couple, who recently announced they are expecting their first child, are seen Skyping each other while Marvin is naked. Rochelle is heard asking Marvin, who is topless on her laptop screen: ‘Are you naked?’

To which he simply replies: ‘Yeah’, while Rochelle who is lying on the bed feigns shock.  The short clip alone is bound to encourage both American and British audiences to tune in.

The trailer for the show, which airs in January on E!, begins with an American voice-over declaring: ‘In January it’s all about chasing The Saturdays’ as the girls arrive by helicopter.

It then cuts to them holding copies of their calender in front of them. Then Mollie appears dancing as she says ‘Let’s do this, we’re in America.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the trailer below:

Are you naked? Rochelle keeps the romance alive with her husband Marvin over SkypeAre you naked? Rochelle keeps the romance alive with her husband Marvin over Skype Married life: Rochelle began her married life by being in the States for three months filming the reality showMarried life: Rochelle began her married life by being in the States for three months filming the reality showPreview: The clip for the programme shows Mollie King dancing excitedly for the camerasPreview: The clip for the programme shows Mollie King dancing excitedly for the cameras The voice-over declares: ‘Follow the UK’s music sensations as they win over America, one hit at a time.’The voice-over declares: 'Follow the UK's music sensations as they win over America, one hit at a time.'Best friends: The trailer touches on the great friendship the girls have as they are seen huddlingBest mates: The trailer touches on the great friendship the girls have as they are seen huddling Fun times: The girls are filmed laughing and messing around during a dinner togetherFun times: The girls are filmed laughing and messing around during a dinner together Surfer girl: Frankie Sandford is seen with a massive smile on her face as she gives surfing a go during her stay in the StatesSurfer girl: Frankie Sandford is seen with a massive smile on her face as she gives surfing a go during her stay in the States Cheers: Vanessa White looks like she is having fun in one the clips while sharing a glass of wineCheers: Vanessa White looks like she is having fun in one the clips while sharing a glass of wine On stage: It’s not all just fun the girls also performed during their stay and it’s captured on cameraOn stage: It's not all just fun the girls also performed during their stay and it's captured on camera Chasing The Saturdays will premiere on January 20 in the US and February 3 in the UK on E!Chasing The Saturdays will premiere on January 20 in the US and February 3 in the UK on E!Girls on film: The Saturdays were photographed a lot during their time in the USGirls on film: The Saturdays were photographed a lot during their time in the US

Tulisa enjoys a cozy night in with boyfriend Danny Simpson…

Dressed to impress: Tulisa wore a dress which showed off plenty of cleavage during her night out on Thursday She’s gearing up for the X Factor final this weekend, as well as being busy promoting her new album. But Tulisa had one thing and one thing only on her mind on Friday evening – a Chinese takeaway and a night in with her new man.

The X Factor judge, who enjoyed a big night out on Thursday evening, seemed determined to beat her hangover with mounds of her favorite food while in Manchester.

Dressed down in a plum colored Juicy Couture velvet tracksuit,Tulisa kept the cold at bay with a white wool gilet.

Despite her laid-back look she appeared to be wearing a full face of make-up and her long black hair was straightened and worn loose.

Her new boyfriend, footballer Danny Simpson, looked equally as relaxed in a black tracksuit and sneakers.

Acting the gentleman, Danny carried the full looking takeaway bags as the couple left the popular Manchester restaurant Wings.

Once they arrived back to the hotel, Danny tweeted a picture showing just how much the couple had got, writing: ‘What u saying :)

As well as lots of the food, the couple also had plenty of Capri Suns. Tulisa promptly re-tweeted the image. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Beating her hangover: Tulisa revealed that she needed Chinese food and a night in with Danny Simpson to help her get over her big nightBeating her hangover: Tulisa revealed that she needed Chinese food and a night in with Danny Simpson to help her get over her big night Keeping it casual: Tulisa wore a velour plum coloured tracksuit and white wool gilet to go and pick up the takeawayKeeping it casual: Tulisa wore a velour plum coloured tracksuit and white wool gilet to go and pick up the takeaway Matching: Danny Simpson also looked relaxed in a black tracksuit and sneakers as they left Wings in Manchester on Friday eveningMatching: Danny Simpson also looked relaxed in a black tracksuit and trainers as they left Wings in Manchester on Friday evening New boxers? Tulisa and Danny were spotted doing some Christmas shopping before getting their takeaway. Tulisa carried a bag from La SenzaNew knickers? Tulisa and Danny were spotted doing some Christmas shopping before getting their takeaway. Tulisa carried a bag from La SenzaHappy: Tulisa and Danny looked really happy and comfortable in each others company as they geared up for a cosy night inHappy: Tulisa and Danny looked really happy and comfortable in each others company as they geared up for a cosy night inShady lady: Tulisa tried to go unnoticed at one point by covering her eyes with a large pair of sunglassesShady lady: Tulisa tried to go unnoticed at one point by covering her eyes with a large pair of sunglasses Earlier in the day Louis Walsh jumped to Tulisa’s defense when she was quizzed about her poor album salesEarlier in the day Louis Walsh jumped to Tulisa's defense when she was quizzed about her poor album sales A feast for two: Danny tweeted a picture of the the takeaway he and Tulisa had treated themselves toA feast for two: Danny tweeted a picture of the the takeaway he and Tulisa had treated themselves toBig night: Tulisa shared a picture from her big night out on Thursday evening before revealing she was ‘in bits’ on FridayBig night: Tulisa shared a picture from her big night out on Thursday evening before revealing she was 'in bits' on Friday

Mariah Carey performs a unique rendition of All I Want For Christmas with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots…

She’s made ‘All I want For Christmas Is You’ one of the most iconic festive records of all time since it stormed the charts almost two decades ago.  But Mariah Carey gave her track a new twist as she performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, backed by the chat show host himself and hip-hop band The Roots.

Taking to the festive stage in cute Christmas clothing, the group performed a unique rendition of the hit, in which they were accompanied by a series of miniscule school instruments.

Writing on her Twitter page, the 42-year-old singer wrote: ‘Join the fun + sing along to my festive ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ collabo with @jimmyfallon & @theroots!!!’

As The Roots bashed away on their respective tiny instruments after being warmed up by Fallon, Mariah effortlessly performed the track in all its glory, while being backed by four adorable children.

With the group sat in what looked like the perfect winter wonderland as they belted out the festive classic, all had made plenty of effort when it came to their choice of Christmas outfits. Mariah showed off her incredible curves in a form-fitting scarlet gown, while her honey blonde locks tumbled dramatically around her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Fallon and the members of The Roots all donned festive jumpers that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Santa’s grotto. And the chat show host certainly seemed thrilled with the touching performance.

He wrote on his Twitter page: ‘@mariahcarey + theroots + Classroom Instruments. So fun.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch Mariah Carey perform ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots below:

Festive fun: Mariah Carey gave All I Want For Christmas Is You a new twist as she performed on Late Night With Jimmy FallonFestive fun: Mariah Carey gave All I Want For Christmas Is You a new twist as she performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Christmas capers: The singer was accompanied by hip-hop band The Roots and a troupe of small childrenChristmas capers: The singer was accompanied by hip-hop band The Roots and a troupe of small children Winter wonderland: Mariah seemed to effortlessly belt out the track while her backing band bashed away at their respective instrumentsWinter wonderland: Mariah seemed to effortlessly belt out the track while her backing band bashed away at their respective instrumentsLady in red: Mariah showed off her killer curves in a scarlet form-fitting gownLady in red: Mariah showed off her killer curves in a scarlet form-fitting gownAdorable: Mariah tweeted this super-cute snap of her twins, Moroccan and MonroeAdorable: Mariah tweeted this super-cute snap of her twins, Moroccan and Monroe

‘Promised Land’ Movie Premiere…

Seeing red: Luciana's wardrobe colour choice matched that of Damon's co-star Rosemarie DeWitt who posed with John KrasinskiHe may have been the star of the show and the film’s leading man, but Matt Damon was overshadowed at his own premiere by his glamorous wife Luciana on last week Monday.

Despite looking decidedly dapper in a grey suit and tie, the 42-year-old actor’s wife of seven years stole the red carpet show in her draped scarlet gown.

The couple stepped out on the New York red carpet to promote the actor’s film Promised Land which he also co-wrote.

The actor is stepfather to Luciana’s daughter Alexia from her previous marriage and the couple have a further three daughters, Isabella, six, Gia, four, and two-year-old Stella.

Blonde on blonde: Patricia Clarkson, Missi Pyle and Whitney Able looked happy and relaxed as they arrived to see the film The film sees Damon play an employee of an energy conglomerate who arrives in a rural community to buy up rights for natural gas drilling.

Script co-writer John Krasinski stars as an environmental activist who wants to stop the plan, while Rosemarie DeWitt is a local teacher who is drawn to both men.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Krasinski begun work on the script before taking it to Damon who he met when wife Emily Blunt worked with him on film The Adjustment Bureau.

The film tackles the controversial environmentalist subject of fracking – a method of natural gas extraction which utilizes a high-pressure mixture of water and chemicals to break up underground rocks to release the gas.

However, Krasinski and Damon insist their motivation in making the movie was not political. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Lady in red: Matt Damon may have looked dapper but he was overshadowed by wife Luciana at the premiere of new film Promised Land on Tuesday eveningLady in red: Matt Damon may have looked dapper but he was overshadowed by wife Luciana at the premiere of new film Promised Land on Tuesday evening Specs appeal: Multi-talented Matt also wrote the screenplay for the movie, alongside The Office star John KrasinskiSpecs appeal: Multi-talented Matt also wrote the screenplay for the movie, alongside The Office star John KrasinskiHot couple: Rosemarie, who plays a teacher in the film, arrived with husband, actor Ron LivingstonHot couple: Rosemarie, who plays a teacher in the film, arrived with husband, actor Ron LivingstonMatching: Stanley Tucci brought along wife Felicity Blunt, sister to actress Emily and they bothy sported black outfits with Felicity sporting a fringed dressMatching: Stanley Tucci brought along wife Felicity Blunt, sister to actress Emily and they bothy sported black outfits with Felicity sporting a fringed dressPromotional blitz: Damon spoke to Matt Lauer on the Today show to plug his filmPromotional blitz: Damon spoke to Matt Lauer on the Today show to plug his filmChat happy: He also sat down with David Letterman, joking about how he has been mistaken for Mark Wahlberg by fansChat happy: He also sat down with David Letterman, joking about how he has been mistaken for Mark Wahlberg by fansFilm with a view: Damon as energy conglomerate employee Steve Butler, and Krasinski as environmentalist Dustin Noble in Promised LandFilm with a view: Damon as energy conglomerate employee Steve Butler, and Krasinski as environmentalist Dustin Noble in Promised Land

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15 thoughts on “Weekly News 12/08/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

  1. This week’s news round-up is on point as usual. The Obamas are putting us all in the holiday spirit. Glad Brad and Angie are getting married finally. Heidi Klum put a lot of work into her Halloween party. The football player who committed suicide and killed his girlfriend has us all shaken up. What could have prompted him? This is such a sad story. That poor baby will grow up to find out the horrifying event that took her parent’s lives.

  2. Can I adopt the Obama girls? They’re so mature for their age. I still can’t get over the story of Jovan Belcher. What was going on with him? This is so sad. I hope the NFL starts to pay more attention to the mental well of its players! Demi needs help and she needs it quickly. Nicole Scherzinger looks like a model to me every time I see her.

  3. I’m going to miss Jovan Belcher. I wish I knew he was going through stuff. I would have made sure he saw a shrink. He is a great loss to his family. I feel for the Perkins family as well.

  4. RIP Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins. This is too sad for words. Khloe looks so thin. I hope she doesn’t lose any more weight. I almost don’t recognize her anymore. Does Kim own any casual outfits? Wish I was in London so I could see the bodyguard. Nicole Scherzinger is so drop-dead gorgeous. Why isn’t she a model?

  5. Where do I begin this week? The Obamas seem to bring a real sense of family to the White House. This is the first time I’m seeing this. Is Demi Moore going through some type of crisis. From the pictures she’s obviously not doing ok.

    • You’re right. The Obamas are just so ‘average’ in a good kind of way. One of the many reasons I love them. Demi can’t get over Ashton and it’s really affecting her. I hope she gets some professional help. She sure needs it. Mariah sounds and looks good. Go ahead diva! My girl Jhene sounds good as well. Love her.

  6. Yes! Rachel Roy has a new collection out. I can’t wait. I love her designs. Just Cavalli’s collection looks awesome as well.

  7. Halle Berry’s mega-watt smile has been vacant from her face for sometime now following weeks of feuding with the father of her daughter, Gabriel Aubry. But, the Hollywood beauty finally managed to crack a smile while enjoying a play date with her four-year-old in Los Angeles.

  8. Genetics are truly amazing. Look how tall the Obama girls have gotten and they’re not fully grown yet. I wonder how tall they’ll get. Who else do the Democrats have lined up for Secretary of State?

  9. So the Kardashian thwart lied about going to the middle east to update herself on the issues affecting them and ends up posing with a glass of camel milk? Why am I not surprised. One thing we can all be sure off is this family will never become philanthropic.

  10. Besides suspicions of mental illness have the the authorities found other motives for Jovan Belcher killing his girlfriend and himself yet?

  11. Why do some celebrities just waste money? Ryan Howard do you feel better about yourself now that your wife trashed her wedding dress? SMH. Such foolishness!

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