Weekly News 12/29/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

Obama wish troops at Marine base in Hawaii merry Christmas…

The President and First Lady wished the troops a merry Christmas with a visit to a U.S. Marine base on Tuesday. His appearance with servicemen at a Christmas ceremony was his last public stop in Hawaii before he cuts short his vacation and flies back to Washington to return to negotiations over the fiscal cliff.

Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Washington early Thursday, the White House said Tuesday night. Michelle Obama and the couple’s two daughters will remain in Hawaii. In the past, the president’s end-of-the-year holiday in his native state had stretched into the new year. The first family had left Washington last Friday night.

Congress has been expected to return to Washington late Thursday. Before he departed for Hawaii, Obama told reporters he expected to be back in the capital the following week. The Obamas were spending the holiday at a rented home near Honolulu. On Christmas Day, the president and first lady visited with Marines to express thanks for their service.

‘One of my favorite things is always coming to base on Christmas Day just to meet you and say thank you,’ the president said at Marine Corps Base Hawaii‘s Anderson Hall. He said that being commander in chief was his greatest honor as president.

Obama took photos with individual service members and their families. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Michelle and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays': President Obama and his wife Michelle released this picture of them speaking during the weekly address from the White House on December 21st'Michelle and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays': President Obama and his wife Michelle released this picture of them speaking during the weekly address from the White House on December 21stHonoring the troops: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Marines eating Christmas dinner at Marine Corps Base HawaiiHonoring the troops: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Marines eating Christmas dinner at Marine Corps Base HawaiiNice to meet you: Obama personally thanked many of the Marines for their service to the nationNice to meet you: Obama personally thanked many of the Marines for their service to the nationCelebrity: The troops and their families lined to take photos of the Commander in Chief and meet him in personCelebrity: The troops and their families lined to take photos of the Commander in Chief and meet him in personKeeper: Many of the Marines left with a souvenir photo of President and Mrs ObamaKeeper: Many of the Marines left with a souvenir photo of President and Mrs ObamaHonored: Obama serving as the leader of U.S. forces is the greatest honor of being presidentHonored: Obama serving as the leader of U.S. forces is the greatest honor of being presidentMorale booster: Mr and Mrs Obama took time out of their Christmas to thank the troops for serving and offer them supportMorale booster: Mr and Mrs Obama took time out of their Christmas to thank the troops for serving and offer them supportPhoning in: Mrs Obama took phone calls on Christmas Eve from Children across the country as they helped track Santa Claus with the help of NORADPhoning in: Mrs Obama took phone calls on Christmas Eve from Children across the country as they helped track Santa Claus with the help of NORAD

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas‘, Michelle Obama reads to sick children at the hospital with Bo by her side…

Michelle Obama is typically the star of the show when she attends a charity event. That wasn’t the case when she recently read Twas The Night Before Christmas at a Washington area children’s hospital. As she sat down on stage to begin reading the classic tale to the tiny tots, Bo the First Dog jumped right up on his mother’s lap.

He seemed quite comfy as well, since he didn’t move from the position throughout the seven minute session. Bo is significantly larger than the former First Dog, Barney, who was a small Scottish terrier, and Portuguese Water Dogs can weigh up to 55 pounds.

That was no matter for Michelle, however, as she gamefully played along and even jokingly held the book out so that the 4-year-old pup could ‘read’ along. Though the First Lady visited the Children’s National Medical Center on December 14, the video was not released until Christmas Eve, in keeping with the theme of the story.

Bo is a part of many of the White House traditions during the holidays, as he served as a sort of ‘Waldo’ figure throughout the decorations, with mini figurines in his likeness scattered throughout the many displays and 54 live trees. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the First Lady read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ below:

Unexpected: Though she knew Bo was at the event, the First Lady clearly didn’t expect the dog to get up on her lapUnexpected: Though she knew Bo was at the vent, the First Lady clearly didn't expect the dog to get up on her lapMaking sure he can see: Michelle Obama held the book out in front of Bo so that he could ‘read’ along with her and the children during the recent Christmas eventMaking sure he can see: Michelle Obama held the book out in front of Bo so that he could 'read' along with her and the children during the recent Christmas eventHe’s got a friend: The little boy sitting next to Michelle made sure to stroke the dog throughoutHe's got a friend: The little boy sitting next to Michelle made sure to stroke the dog throughout

Tearful Barack Obama and Michelle attend emotional Hawaiian memorial service for ‘fearless and noble’ Senator Inouye…

ObamaA visibly emotional President Obama accompanied by the first lady attended a memorial service Sunday for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, whom Mr Obama had previously called one of his first political inspirations.

More than 1,000 people gathered at Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to celebrated Mr Inouye’s legacy as a war veteran and long-term senator.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Hawaii’s congressional delegation and a number of other senators, cabinet secretaries and other dignitaries were also on hand at Sunday’s service.

‘Daniel was the best senator among us all,’ Reid told those assembled. ‘Whenever we needed a noble man to lean on, we turned to Sen. Dan Inouye. He was fearless.’

A 19-gun cannon salute was fired as Inouye’s coffin arrived for the service at Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the final resting place to thousands of World War II veterans. More than 400 members of the storied Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team – of which Inouye was a part – are buried at the site.

Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of the Navy’s U.S. Pacific Command, said this also will be Inouye’s final resting place. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Tearful: President Obama appeared emotional as he sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama at the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye in HawaiiTearful: President Obama appeared emotional as he sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama at the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye in Hawaii Skyward: Obama and the first lady look up during the F-22 jet flyover at the memorial serviceSkyward: Obama and the first lady look up during the F-22 jet flyover at the memorial service In mourning: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk with Gene Castagnetti, Director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, as they arrive for Senator Daniel Inouye’s memorial ceremony in HonoluluIn mourning: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk with Gene Castagnetti, Director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, as they arrive for Senator Daniel Inouye's memorial ceremony in HonoluluHonor guard: The casket of Senator Inouye is removed from the hearse for his memorial ceremony after it arrived at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in HonoluluHonor guard: The casket of Senator Inouye is removed from the hearse for his memorial ceremony after it arrived at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in HonoluluLast honor: Widow Irene Hirano Inouye recieves a folded flag that draped her husband’s coffinLast honor: Widow Irene Hirano Inouye recieves a folded flag that draped her husband's coffin Embrace: First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Irene Hirano Inouye at the memorialEmbrace: First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Irene Hirano Inouye at the memorial Comforter-in-chief: Obama hugs Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, after she receives the flag that draped his casket at the memorial serviceComforter-in-chief: Obama hugs Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, after she receives the flag that draped his casket at the memorial service High praise: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, center, remembered his late colleague a noble, reliable and fearless manHigh praise: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, center, remembered his late colleague a noble, reliable and fearless manPersonal touch: President Barack Obama looks down as first lady adjusts his tie before the start of a memorial servicePersonal touch: President Barack Obama looks down as first lady adjusts his tie before the start of a memorial service Special moment: Daniel Inouye, Jr., son of Sen. Daniel Inouye, is presented with a presidential memorial certificate during a memorial service for his fatherSpecial moment: Daniel Inouye, Jr., son of Sen. Daniel Inouye, is presented with a presidential memorial certificate during a memorial service for his fatherBereaved: Lt. General Francis Wiercinski, commander of the U.S. Army Pacific, escorts Irene Inouye, wife of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, past his casketBereaved: Lt. General Francis Wiercinski, commander of the U.S. Army Pacific, escorts Irene Inouye, wife of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, past his casket Musical tribute: Senator Jon Tester from Montana performed Taps at Sen. Inouye’s memorial serviceMusical tribute: Senator Jon Tester from Montana performed Taps at Sen. Inouye's memorial service Touching gesture: Senator Daniel Akaka bids Aloha to his late colleague, whom he called the shining star of the greatest generationTouching gesture: Senator Daniel Akaka bids Aloha to his late colleague, whom he called the shining star of the greatest generation Pomp and circumstance: The Honor Guard presents its colors before the late Senator Daniel Inouye’s casketPomp and circumstance: The Honor Guard presents its colors before the late Senator Daniel Inouye's casket Band of brothers: A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team honors his fellow soldier, the late U.S. Senator Daniel InouyeBand of brothers: A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team honors his fellow soldier, the late U.S. Senator Daniel InouyeBrothers at arms: World War II veterans from the 442nd Combat Regimental Team salute during the funeral services for their late comradeBrothers at arms: World War II veterans from the 442nd Combat Regimental Team salute during the funeral services for their late comradeThe hearse of Senator Inouye drives through the National Memorial Cemetery of the PacificThe hearse of Senator Inouye drives through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Final preparations: The Honor Guard practices before the memorial ceremony for Senator InouyeFinal preparations: The Honor Guard practices before the memorial ceremony for Senator Inouye Spectators: Army officers stand on chairs reserved for the traveling White House press corps to get a better viewSpectators: Army officers stand on chairs reserved for the traveling White House press corps to get a better view Tearful: President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he is seated with Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the funeral service for the late Sen. Daniel InouyeTearfulEmotional: President Obama takes a moment as he speaks during the funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye in WashingtonEmotional: President Obama takes a moment as he speaks during the funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye in WashingtonJoined in song: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada stand and sing at the funeral serviceJoined in song: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada stand and sing at the funeral service Honor: Daniel Inouye was the first senator to have lain in the Capitol rotunda since Hubert Humphrey in 1978Honor: Daniel Inouye was the first senator to have lain in the Capitol rotunda since Hubert Humphrey in 1978Dedication: Daniel Inouye loved both his country and his state. He witnessed President Eisenhower admitting Hawaii into the union as the 50th state in August 1959Dedication: Daniel Inouye loved both his country and his state. He witnessed President Eisenhower admitting Hawaii into the union as the 50th state in August 1959

Obama begins Hawaiian Christmas vacation by playing golf…

As the nation peers over the edge of the fiscal cliff, President Obama kicked off his Christmas vacation in Hawaii today by playing a round of golf with friends – including his longtime pal Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.

Arriving in Hawaii aboard Air Force One late last night, the president enjoyed a morning at his family’s vacation residence which lies along the shores of Kailua, which is on the island of Oahu. Then, gathering White House chef Sam Kass, staffer Marvin Nicholson, and friends Mike Ramos and Bobby Titcomb, Mr. Obama traveled to the Kailua Marine Corps Base, where he started his round at the Kaneohe Clipper Course.

President Obama has known Titcomb since they attended Honolulu’s Punahou School together in the 1970s – the president graduated in 1979, a year before Titcomb. Titcomb was arrested in April 2011 in an undercover prostitution sting operation after allegedly approaching an undercover police officer for sex in downtown Hawaii. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

With Mr Obama away from Washington, the White House released his pre-recorded Weekly Address, starring the first lady, in which they wished Americans a happy holiday and made special note of the many members of the military who were finding their way home ‘to join the family and share in the holiday spirit.’ Watch it below:

Aloha: President Barack Obama arrives with first lady Michelle Obama, top right, and daughters Malia, top left, and Sasha, bottom right, at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, for the start of their holiday vacation on SaturdayAlohaFamily time: US President Barack Obama looks relieved to arrive in his home state, placing his arm on his daughter Sasha as his daughter Malia (back) follows them out of Air Force OneFamily timeHomecoming: First Lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by an unidentified local official as the Obama family arrived on Air Force One at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam late FridayHomecomingBobby Titcomb (left) puts out his hand fronting U.S. President Barack Obama (centre) and Marty Nesbitt (right) during a round of gold in 2010Bobby Titcomb (left) puts out his hand fronting U.S. President Barack Obama (centre) and Marty Nesbitt (right) during a round of gold in 2010President Barack Obama, right, laughs with Bobby Titcomb on the 18th green as they play golf at Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua in December 2009President Barack Obama, right, laughs with Bobby Titcomb on the 18th green as they play golf at Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua in December 2009United States President Barack Obama and Sasha Obama head down the jetway after arriving on Air Force One in HawaiiUnited States President Barack Obama and Sasha Obama head down the jetway after arriving on Air Force One in HawaiiFirst couple: The first lady and the president passed on holiday wishes to members of the military who are making their way homeFirst couple

President Obama reveals how he ‘keeps the fire going’ with the First Lady… even after 20 years of marriage…

During his first formal interview since his reelection, President Barack Obama revealed how he ‘keeps the fire going’ with the First Lady, even after 20 years of marriage together.

The president’s answer? Respect.

‘You know, we’ve been married now 20 years and like every marriage you have your ups and you have your downs. But if you’ve worked through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens,’ he told Barbara Walters during an interview with ABC News.

Michelle added: ‘And there’s a lot of laughter.’

The Obamas married in 1992 after they met at the Chicago law firm where they both worked. The couple also revealed the story behind the photograph of their hug that became the most shared picture in Twitter’s history after it was released on election night.Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch a clip from the interview below:

Candid: The President and First Lady talked about their marriage during their first sit-down interview since the electionCandid: The President and First Lady talked about their marriage during their first sit-down interview since the electionReal love: Michelle Obama said the embrace, which became the most shared photo in Twitter history, was a truly candid momentReal love: Michelle Obama said the embrace, which became the most shared photo in Twitter history, was a truly candid moment

Obama reveals he REALLY ran for reelection so he could have ‘men with guns’ around daughter Malia, 14, as she starts dating boys!

President Barack Obama revealed the ‘real reason’ he wanted a second term as president is because his daughter Malia, age 14, is about to start dating boys.

‘One of the main incentives of running was continued Secret Service protection so we can have men with guns around at all times,’ the father of two joked.

The President and First Lady delved into their personal lives – including how they keep ‘the fire alive’ in their marriage – during a chat with ABC’s Barbara Walters, their first sit-down interview since the election. The president said respect is the key to happiness after more than two decades together Michelle.

The couple also revealed the story behind the photograph of their hug that became the most shared picture in Twitter’s history after it was released on election night.

‘Because I love my wife,’ the President said.

Mrs Obama got gushy when she explained that their embrace, captured during a campaign stop in Iowa, was real.

‘I hadn’t seen him in a while and when you’re campaigning, it’s two ships passing in the night,’ she explained. ‘The first time I saw him was when I walked on stage to greet him. ‘That’s my honey giving me a hug.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Light-hearted: The interview with Walters focused on the Obamas’ personal lives in the White House and less on political or policy issuesLight-hearted: The interview with Walters focused on the Obamas' personal lives in the White House and less on political or policy issuesOn tour: The First Lady showed Walters around the White House during Christmas. She said 90,000 guests will visit during the holidaysOn tour: The First Lady showed Walters around the White House during Christmas. She said 90,000 guests will visit during the holidaysBeautiful Malia is the ‘real reason’ President Obama wanted a second term because at age 14, she’s about to start dating boys. Malia is pictured with Bo in 2011 receiving the White House treeMalia Obama receiving the White House Christmas Tree in 2011Love: Asked why he was hugging his wife so tight in this photograph, President Obama said, ‘Because I love my wife’Love: Asked why he was hugging his wife so tight in this photograph, President Obama said, 'Because I love my wife'

President Obama arrives back early in Washington as all Americans face $586 BILLION in tax rises…

The U.S. Treasury Department will begin taking steps this week to delay hitting the government's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit, or else the debt limit would be hit on Dec. 31, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said WednesdayWhile the U.S. stares over the ‘fiscal cliff’ and $536 billion in tax increases for all Americans, President Obama and the House of Representatives have been accused of acting like kindergarten students engaged in a dangerous dare of ‘who goes first’.

President Obama returned to Washington D.C. after cutting short his Christmas vacation and the Senate is going back into session, but the Republican ruled House is still out on recess as the deadline of January 1st looms that could damage a still fragile recovery.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner informed Congress on Wednesday that the government was on track to hit its borrowing limit on Monday and that he would take ‘extraordinary measures as authorized by law’ to postpone a government default.

Still, he added, uncertainty over the outcome of negotiations over taxes and spending made it difficult to determine how much time those measures would buy. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn upon his return to the White House today in Washington D.C.U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn upon his return to the White House today in Washington D.C.President Obama returned to Washington under pressure to forge a year-end deal with Republicans to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts of the fiscal cliffPresident Obama returned to Washington under pressure to forge a year-end deal with Republicans to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts of the fiscal cliffThis chart shows a snapshot of how single people in different income groups will be affected by the U.S. stepping off the fiscal cliffThis chart shows a snapshot of how single people in different income groups will be affected by the U.S. stepping off the fiscal cliffThe fiscal cliff tax burden for married people is shown here in this graphThe fiscal cliff tax burden for married people is shown here in this graph President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One to return to Washington to deal with the looming fiscal cliff that the U.S. is staring overPresident Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One to return to Washington to deal with the looming fiscal cliff that the U.S. is staring overPresident Barack Obama greets base visitors and personnel before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington on December 26th from HawaiiPresident Barack Obama greets base visitors and personnel before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington on December 26th from HawaiiU.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is going to unveil ‘extraordinary measures’ in efforts to avoid the nation triggering the debt ceilingU.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is going to unveil 'extraordinary measures' in efforts to avoid the nation triggering the debt ceilingThe move comes as President Obama and the GOP are locked in negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. Obama is pictured (second right) with Geithner (far left), House Speaker John Boehner (second left) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (right)The move comes as President Obama and the GOP are locked in negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. Obama is pictured (second right) with Geithner (far left), House Speaker John Boehner (second left) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (right)

Rupert Murdoch urges America to ‘wake up’ as he joins gun control debate with tweet…

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch waded into the American gun control debate with a Twitter message on Christmas about the most recent shooting.

 ‘NY Xmas ruined by lunatic shooting 4 firemen, killing two. Shooter killed before, jailed, later released on medical grounds. Must wake up,’ he wrote just after noon in the East Coast.

His tweet referenced the Christmas Eve shooting when gunman William Spengler set up a trap for emergency responders, killing two, after the arrived at his burning house in Webster, New York. The case is still being investigated as police found a note left by 62-year-old Spengler before he killed himself as the fire he set brought seven houses to the ground.

Spengler, who shot himself dead after a brief firefight with police, was previously convicted of killing his grandmother and spent time behind bars. As a result of that felony, he is not legally allowed to own guns. However, somehow, he was able to obtain an assault rifle – the same type of weapon that was used to murder 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14. Police say Spengler also had a handgun. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Calling out inaction: Murdoch cited the Christmas Eve shooting in Westbury, New York during his TweetCalling out inaction: Murdoch cited the Christmas Eve shooting in Westbury, New York during his TweetPolitical pressure: The 81-year-old clearly was not satisfied by the President’s post-shooting actionPolitical pressure: The 81-year-old clearly was not satisfied by the President's post-shooting actionAnother point of reference: Murdoch referenced the 1996 Port Arthur shooting where 35 people were killed that prompted strict gun control laws in AustraliaAnother point of reference: Murdoch referenced the 1996 Port Arthur shooting where 35 people were killed that prompted strict gun control laws in AustraliaRecent death: Murdoch has been spending time in Australia because of the death of his 103-year-old mother Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and was seen with his wife Wendi at the public memorial service in MelbourneRecent death: Murdoch has been spending time in Australia because of the death of his 103-year-old mother Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and was seen with his wife Wendi at the public memorial service in Melbourne

‘The game is rigged:’ Matt Damon says he’s done with ‘fixed’ Washington politics!

Matt Damon says he’s giving up on politics. The actor told Playboy magazine that he feels ‘the fix is in, the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things, it just doesn’t matter.’

Damon bemoaned the state of Washington as he completes a media circuit for the release of his new movie, ‘Promised Land’ which – coincidentally – deals with the high politicized issue of fracking, or drilling for natural gas. Damon said he lost hope that the movie might have some impact in Washington.

‘We’re at a point where politicians don’t really get any benefit from engaging with long-term issues,’ he said, according to Politico. ‘Instead, it’s all about the next election cycle.’

‘Those guys in the House don’t do anything now but run for office. So unless they can find some little thing that zips them up a couple of points in the polls, they’re not interested.’

Damon’s soured attitude toward the American political system has been a couple years in the making. He made headlines last year when he famously criticized Obama’s first term, even though Damon is a Democrat and supported Obama in 2008. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Matt Damon says when it comes to politics, he feels ‘the fix is in, the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things, it just doesn’t matter’Matt Damon says when it comes to politics, he feels 'the fix is in, the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things, it just doesn't matter'Damon’s soured attitude toward the American political system has been a couple years in the makingDamon's soured attitude toward the American political system has been a couple years in the making

Speculations bres that new boss Jeff Zucker is going to cut Soledad O’Brien from morning lineup…

CNN has named former NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker to be their next President

Soledad O’Brien said that she is confident in the face of speculation that she will be replaced in favor of a lighter morning show once CNN undergoes the predicted transformation that will come Jeff Zucker takes the reins.

‘I’m fairly confident that I’m not going to be cooking salmon and doing fashion shows on CNN,’ O’Brien said in a recent interview.

Former NBC boss Zucker is now in charge of CNN as the cable news channel had been floundering in the ratings for months. The concern for O’Brien comes as she currently headlines the channel’s morning program Starting Point from 7am to 9am, but new theory poses that fellow CNN anchor Erin Burnett may be moved from her evening show to an earlier position.

Zucker supposedly thinks that Burnett is a ‘real talent,’ despite her failure to gain much traction in prime time with her 7 pm show, eponymous Erin Burnett Out Front, and that she could be the one to end the ratings slump that has seen its breakfast program beaten even by HLN. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

How long will it last? Soledad O’Brien began anchoring CNN’s morning program Starting Point in JanuaryHow long will it last? Soledad O'Brien began anchoring CNN's morning program Starting Point in JanuaryBurnett left NBC and its sister cable networks in 2011, when she was passed over for the Today show co-hosting gig in favor of Ann Curry. Ratings plummeted, Curry was dumped from the program this summer, and NBC replaced Curry with Savannah Guthrie, center left in purple. The Today show has fallen behind ABC since Guthrie joinedToday show

After winning Olympic gymnast Louis Smith lifts the Glitterball Trophy on Strictly Come Dancing!

Louis Smith has proved himself a winner on the dance floor after picking up the Glitterball Trophy on Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing final. The 23-year-old Gymnast and partner Flavia Cacace beat Kimberley Walsh and Denise Van Outen to the top spot on the show.

Louis managed to make a joke about missing out on a gold medal at the Olympics in London this summer and told Tess Daly: ‘I can finally say I won something in the year 2012.’ Louis was quick to pay tribute to his partner and said: ‘She has been an absolute legend.’ He added: ‘She is the nicest person I have ever met.’

And it’s clear that Flavia thinks equally highly of her partner as she thanked him for showing her his ‘amazing talent and skill’.

Flavia, who has been in Strictly final before but never won until this series, was delighted and hugged her partner tightly after the result was announced. Louis was the bookies favorite to take the top spot on the show, although he didn’t receive the highest score from the judges during the final show on the night.

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley proved to be a gracious runner-up and told said: ‘It has been absolutely amazing and we have loved every minute of it and I’m so, so happy for Louis.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Winners: Louis Smith and his partner Flavia Cacace lifted the Glitterball on Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing final showWinners: Louis Smith and his partner Flavia Cacace lifted the Glitterball on Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing final show What a joker: The 23-year-old gymnast made reference to narrowly missing out on a gold medal at the Olympics and said he could now say he won something in 2012What a joker: The 23-year-old gymnast made reference to narrowly missing out on a gold medal at the Olympics and said he could now say he won something in 2012Hugging out it: Flavia, who has been in the final of the dancing show before, seemed delighted to finally be lifting the GlitterballHugging out it: Flavia, who has been in the final of the dancing show before, seemed delighted to finally be lifting the Glitterball Utter delight: Flavia was seen with her head in her hands as Louis let out a screamUtter delight: Flavia was seen with her head in her hands as Louis let out a scream She’s can’t believe it: Flavia admitted that winning the show was a bit of a shock and she thanked Louis for showing her his skillShe's can't believe it: Flavia admitted that winning the show was a bit of a shock and she thanked Louis for showing her his skill Shock! Louis Smith and his partner Flavia Cacace seemed stunned to learn they had won Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night’s live final showShock! Louis Smith and his partner Flavia Cacace seemed stunned to learn they had won Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night's live final show Close bond: Louis described Flavia as the nicest person in the worldClose bond: Louis described Flavia as the nicest person in the world Time of my life: Louis Smith goes all Dirty Dancing for his first danceTime of my life: Louis Smith goes all Dirty Dancing for his first dancePucker up: Louis kisses Flavia Cacace’s hand during his first routine, as he does his best to come out on topPucker up: Louis kisses Flavia Cacace's hand during his first routine, as he does his best to come out on topHeating up: Louis seems to have come along way, as bags an impressive 39 for his first danceHeating up: Louis seems to have come along way, as bags an impressive 39 for his first danceTopless: Louise Smith dances his last dance topless, wearing tight leggingsTopless: Louise Smith dances his last dance topless, wearing tight leggingsSkills: Louis uses some of his gymnastic techniques to help him winSkills to good use: Louis uses some of his gymnastic techniques to help him win Impressive: The Olympian seems relaxed with his top off as he chats to the judgesImpressive: The Olympian seems relaxed with his top off as he chats to the judges

The bodyguard! A menacing looking Ice T accompanies Coco on a fan meet and greet…

Their relationship was rocked by a scandal earlier this month after photos hit the internet showing Coco Austin cuddling up with another man. So like any possessive husband, rapper Ice T jetted into Las Vegas this week to keep an eye on his buxom, blonde wife.

Dressed head-to-toe in black, the Original Gangster star looked more like a bodyguard than a supportive spouse as he arrived at a Peepshow fan meet and greet session last Friday. Wearing a red minidress with a sheer panel that showed off her impressive curves, Coco arrived at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino before her nightly burlesque show performance.

Husband Ice T gripped his wife’s hand firmly as she teetered along in a pair of animal print peep toe heels. And this time the glamour model made sure to pose with her fans in a way more suitable for a married woman, as her partner of 10 years looked on. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Player hater: Ice T grips firmly onto wife Coco’s hand at a fan meet and greet in Las VegasPlayer hater: Ice T grips firmly onto wife Coco's hand at a fan meet and greet in La VegasWorking girl: Coco backstage before her performance in the topless show Peepshow

Working girl: Coco backstage before her performance in the topless show PeepshowThe bodyguard: Ice T has flown out to Nevada to keep an eye on his wife after rumors of infidelity
The bodyguard: Ice T has flown out to Nevada to keep an eye on his wife after rumours of infidelityI’ll drink to that! Coco toasts fans at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino
I'll drink to that! Coco toasts fans at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and CasinoAt arm’s length: Coco made sure to keep some distance between her and her male fans this time
At arm's length: Coco made sure to keep some distance between her and her male fans this timeIce loves Coco: The pair have made of show of playing the happily married couple in Vegas this week
Ice loves Coco: The pair have made of show of playing the happily married couple in Vegas this weekMagical: Coco has described the Vegas experience as the wildest time in her life
Magical: Coco has described the Vegas experience as the wildest time in her lifeShe loves her fans: Coco embraces a female admirer
She loves her fans: Coco embraces a female admirerShowgirl: Coco has always wanted to perform nearly naked in Las Vegas
Showgirl: Coco has always wanted to perform nearly naked in Las Vegas

Spotted: Mariah Carey in bizarre corset dress on shopping trip in Aspen…

She always manages to look to look glamorous, but sadly that wasn’t enough for Mariah Carey on Saturday. The pop diva hit a low note in a bizarre ensemble as she stepped out in Aspen, Colorado, where she is currently holidaying. But thankfully, the singer was shopping for some new additions to her wardrobe and was seen hitting the upmarket stores.

Her floor-length black and white check dress was more than a little reminiscent of a tablecloth. It perhaps wouldn’t have been such an eyesore if Mariah hadn’t paired the frock with a thick bandage belt that was at odds with the dress. The Triumphant (Get ‘Em) star was also sporting a black cardigan and sparkly black scarf.

Mariah and her entourage were seen leaving the Louis Vuitton store after spending a fair amount of time browsing the pricey items, and the star was then seen chatting to fans outside before heading to Ralph Lauren. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Hitting a low note: Mariah Carey teamed a black and white check dress with a thick bandage belt for an Aspen shopping trip on SaturdayHitting a low note: Mariah Carey teamed a black and white check dress with a thick bandage belt for an Aspen shopping trip on SaturdaySnow joke: It wasn’t the most appropriate ensemble to stroll down the snow-covered streets of the Colorado townSnow joke: It wasn't the most appropriate ensemble to stroll down the snow-covered streets of the Colorado townTreating herself to something special: Mariah was seen leaving the Louis Vuitton store and then ran into some fansTreating herself to something special: Mariah was seen leaving the Louis Vuitton store and then ran into some fansFeeling friendly: The star happily posed for photos with her admirers in front of the shopFeeling friendly: The star happily posed for photos with her admirers in front of the shopSo much to choose from: Mariah was also seen checking out the clothes at Ralph Lauren with her loyal entourageSo much to choose from: Mariah was also seen checking out the clothes at Ralph Lauren with her loyal entourage

‘Gangsta’ Tulisa has bust up with blonde clubber who dared to speak to Danny Simpson…

Nightclub row: Sarah claims that she shouted Danny's name, which lead to a war of words with Tulisa outside Tup Tup PalaceTulisa had a pavement bust-up in Newcastle with a blonde clubber who dared to speak to her footballer boyfriend, it has been claimed.

The former N Dubz star, who was in the city to support her footballer boyfriend Danny Simpson during a match, reportedly had the bust-up with Sarah Ashton after she shouted his name.

Onlookers said Tulisa screamed abuse before bouncers hauled her away and led her to a taxi. Dental nurse Sarah, 25, who was out with her friend, former Big Brother contestant Alex Rose, has claimed that the ‘Female Boss’ turned nasty and became abusive to the pair outside Tup Tup Palace.

‘Tulisa seemed to have so much anger, I don’t know what was wrong with her. It was very upsetting,’ Alex told The Sunday Mirror.

Another friend of Sarah’s then told the paper: ‘All I did was say ‘Danny’ when he came out of Tup Tup with Tulisa. She turned around and started using gangster-type talk.’

According to the reports, the singer became angry with the girls after they started shouting in the couple’s direction and became confrontational.
But a spokesman for the singer told the paper that the couple were in fact ‘minding their own business’.

‘Tulisa and Danny were minding their own business and as they left the club, two girls started shouting abuse at her. She ­responded and there was an ­argument but Tulisa didn’t ­threaten them. A ­doorman from the club led her to a taxi.’

The couple are then reported to have returned to Danny’s pad after hopping into a taxi outside the club, which is well-known as a hangout for footballers. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bust up: Tulisa allegedly started shrieking abuse at clubber Sarah Ashton after the blonde spoke to her boyfriend (pictured clubbing in London on Saturday evening)Bust up: Tulisa allegedly started shrieking abuse at clubber Sarah Ashton after the blonde spoke to her boyfriend She was just so angry: Tulisa’s row kicked off pretty Sarah spoke to DannyShe was just so angry: Tulisa's row kicked off pretty Sarah spoke to Danny The Female Boss: Tulisa claims she was the victim of abuse, not the instigatorThe Female Boss: Tulisa claims she was the victim of abuse, not the instigator All smiles on Saturday: Tulisa hugs this male fanAll smiles on Saturday: Tulisa hugs this male fanBust-up claims: Dental nurse Sarah discussed the alleged row with her Twitter followersBust-up claims: Dental nurse Sarah discussed the alleged row with her Twitter followers

Serena Williams responds to Caroline Wozniacki’s ‘racist’ impression of her…

Serena Williams has spoken out in defence of fellow tennis player Caroline Wozniacki who came under fire for an impression of the star which many blasted as racist. The former world number 1 was accused of being racist after stuffing her bra and shorts to imitate Williams at a recent exhibition match against Maria Sharapova.

The Danish player was accused of racism by some observers but in an email to USA Today Williams said that was not her friend’s intention.

‘I know Caro and I would call her my friend,’ she wrote. ‘And I don’t think she (meant) anything racist by it.’

Williams said she hadn’t watched the video of the impersonation which went viral but said Wozniacki should think again before doing anything similar in the future given the storm.

‘I must add, if people feel this way, she should take reason and do something different next time,’ she wrote signing off with a emoticon smiley face.

Williams, who is currently training in Maurtitius, also pointed out other stars have mocked her physique: ‘(Roddick) and (Djokovic) do it all the time and Caro does (it) and now it’s racist.??’ she wrote. ‘At the end of the day I spend my time focused on things to become better and not bring me down,’ she continued. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Mimicking: Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki impersonates Serena Williams by carrying towels under her clothes simulating bigger breasts and bottom, during an exhibition match against Maria SharapovaMimicking: Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki impersonates Serena Williams by carrying towels under her clothes simulating bigger breasts and bottom, during an exhibition match against Maria SharapovaPrank: Wozniacki mentioned during a press conference after the game that she was performing an impression of her friend and fellow tennis player Serena WilliamsPrank: Wozniacki mentioned during a press conference after the game that she was performing an impression of her friend and fellow tennis player Serena WilliamsHumor: The joke was not lost on her friend Williams, also in Brazil to promote the 2016 Games, who tweeted: ‘Do they make Brazilian bikinis for, um, well, me?’Humour: The joke was not lost on her friend Williams, also in Brazil to promote the 2016 Games, who tweeted: 'Do they make Brazilian bikinis for, um, well, me?'.The day before Williams, also in Brazil to promote the 2016 Games, had tweeted: ‘Do they make Brazilian bikinis for, um, well, me?’The day before Williams, also in Brazil to promote the 2016 Games, had tweeted: 'Do they make Brazilian bikinis for, um, well, me?'.Game over: Maria Sharapova, left, of Russia and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark wave to their supporters after their match in an exhibition tour in Sao PauloGame over: Maria Sharapova, left, of Russia and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark wave to their supporters after their match in an exhibition tour in Sao Paulo

Drake ‘asks judge to dismiss $16M lawsuit filed by New York nightclub investors after brutal brawl with Chris Brown’…

Drake has asked a judge to dismiss a case filed against him by stakeholders of a New York City nightclub neighboring the scene of his reported brawl with Chris Brown. The singers are believed to have clashed at W.i.P in June, with several partygoers emerging injured from flying bottles and fists as their entourages went head-to-head.

Bosses at Entertainment Enterprises, who own a large stake in its sister nightclub Greenhouse, claim they lost millions due to the ‘backlash of bad press’ after the fracas; but Drake says he’s not to blame and the case should be thrown out, according to TMZ.

Legal filings obtained by the website claim Greenhouse, which shares the same building and liquor license as W.i.P, has lost significant earnings since the incident, including a lucrative multi-million dollar deal.

Executives at Entertainment Enterprises are reportedly suing the entertainer for $16 million. So the 26-year-old Canadian is reportedly seeking to get the case dismissed. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Fighting back: Drake is reportedly asking a judge to throw out a $16million lawsuit filed against him by stakeholders of New York City nightclub GreenhouseFighting back: Drake is reportedly asking a judge to throw out a $16million lawsuit filed against him by stakeholders of New York City nightclub GreenhouseCarnage: The inside of W.i.P club in Manhattan after the bloody brawlCarnage: The inside of the W.i.P club in New York after the bloody brawl between the singers, their entourages and securityShut down: W.i.P and its sister club, Greenhouse, were forced to close following the brutal melee on June 14Shut down: W.i.P and its sister club Greenhouse were forced to close following the brutal melee on June 14Injured: Brown posted a picture of his injures after the fight and though he vented his hatred for Drake on TwitterBloody mess: Brown posted a picture of his injures after the fight and though he vented his hatred for Drake on Twitter he also is fighting the lawsuitSiren: The fight is believed to have been over Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, RIhannaSiren: The fight is believed to have been over Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend, RIhanna

Loved-up Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez begin their French vacation…

They arrived in Paris only yesterday. But Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez wasted no time in getting up and out on Sunday as the couple were seen happily strolling through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Wearing a pair of leather pants under a blue wool duffel coat, the Cloud Atlas actress smiled and blew kisses to a fan.

Halle, 46, is spending the holidays in the French capital with her fiance, Dark Tide actor Olivier, while her daughter Nahla remains in Los Angeles with her father. Walking hand-in-hand, the couple visited the historic church of St-Germain des Pres where philosopher René Descartes is buried.

Halle and Olivier have had a difficult few months that would any relationship to the test, but as they strolled through the 6th arrondissment, they looked more in love than ever.

Paris native Olivier had been hoping to return to his home country permanently with his American fiance, both of whom would like to trade in the Hollywood lifestyle for more low profile one.

The Frenchmen told Interview magazine he has no desire to be a movie star: ‘My goal is just… to get some interesting parts and make enough money to live free. Otherwise, to be a movie star, it’s a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happy holidays: The couple started off their Christmas break with some sightseeingHappy holidays: The couple started off their Christmas break with some sightseeing I love Paris! Halle blows a kiss to some fansI love Paris! Halle blows a kiss to some fansParis is for lovers: The couple chatted as they trolled through the 6th arrondissementParis is for lovers: The couple chatted as they trolled through the 6th arrondissementTour guide: The Frenchman seemed to be relishing showing Halle the sightsTour guide: The Frenchman seemed to be relishing showing Halle the sightsChristmas carols: The pair visited Paris’ oldest church, St-Germain des PresChristmas carols: The pair visited Paris' oldest church, St-Germain des PresSticking together: Actress Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez arrived hand in hand at the Charles De Gaulles Airport in ParisSticking together: Actress Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez arrived hand in hand at the Charles De Gaulles AirportJoyeux Noel: The couple left their troubles in Los Angeles behind as they touched downJoyeux Noel: The couple left their troubles in Los Angeles behind as they touched down in Paris

Buxom Mariah Carey struggles to zip up her too-small jacket on yet another Aspen shopping trip…

Snow bunny: Mariah teamed her too-small jacket with a black top and skinny jeans tucked into furry black moon bootsShe is on her third shopping trip in as many days as she prepares for Christmas with her family. But one thing that doesn’t seem to have been on Mariah Carey’s shopping list thus far is a bigger jacket.

The curvaceous singer couldn’t zip-up her padded snow wear when she was spotted in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday. Mariah had attempted to do the tiny black jacket up, but gave up rather quickly as she struggled to contain her ample bosom.

The 42-year-old was also sporting a black top and blue skinny jeans tucked into furry black moon boots. She was seen at the Aspen Eclectic store browsing toys during the chilly evening.

It appears that Mariah was picking up some last minute Christmas gifts for her 19-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. The diva was at least wearing attire appropriate for the snow, aside from the fact that her boots had heels, which was more than can be said for the other outfits she has sported during her stay.

On Saturday she indulged in some retail therapy while wearing a floor-length black and white check dress reminiscent of a tablecloth and a thick corset style belt. Visit Dailymail to continue reading…

All I Want For Christmas Is… a new jacket: Mariah Carey couldn’t contain her curves on an Aspen shopping trip on SundayAll I Want For Christmas Is... a new jacket: Mariah Carey couldn't contain her curves on an Aspen shopping trip on SundayTreats for her tots: The pop diva was seen browsing toys, presumably for her 19-month-old twins, at the Aspen Eclectic storeTreats for her tots: The pop diva was seen browsing toys, presumably for her 19-month-old twins, at the Aspen Eclectic storeWork it baby: Mariah struck a pose as she strutted her way down the street in her alpine attireWork it baby: Mariah struck a pose as she strutted her way down the street in her alpine attireShe just can’t get enough: It was the 42-year-old’s third shopping trip in is many daysShe just can't get enough: It was the 42-year-old's third shopping trip in is many daysMaking progress: At least the star’s tiny ensemble was better suited to the weather than the other outfits she has sported on the trip so farMaking progress: At least the star's tiny ensemble was better suited to the weather than the other outfits she has sported on the trip so farAlways a diva: Even though it was dark outside Mariah still opted to wear sunglassesAlways a diva: Even though it was dark outside Mariah still opted to wear sunglassesHow did it look?: After taking a photo with a fan Mariah wanted to see if her best side had been capturedHow did it look?: After taking a photo with a fan Mariah wanted to see if her best side had been captured

‘I’ll never leave London’ says ‘proud Londoner’ Leona Lewis

Not Christmas style: Leona Lewis rocks casual military style while Christmas shopping with a friend in HollywoodThe old saying ‘anger in haste and repent at leisure’ can also be applied to celebrities who announce they are proud to belong to one country… but don’t think twice about going to live in another.

X-Factor alumni Leona Lewis is one of many performers guilty of pledging allegiance to one flag but choosing to beneath a different one.

The singer was quoted by a newspaper talking about how proud she is of her Hackney roots, but photographed shopping in Los Angeles on the same day.

And if that wasn’t enough evidence that the ‘Bleeding Love’ singer has made the move across the Atlantic, she also posted a photograph of her standing beside an enormous Christmas tree in her home.

In case anyone wondered whose tree it was, she helpfully captioned the photo ‘ma tree.’ [sic]

Her on-off boyfriend, German dancer Dennis Jauch also tweeted a picture of the same tree, and a car which he described as his ‘L.A ride’, which adds fuel to the speculations that they have selected Los Angeles as their permanent base. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Hackney to Hollywood: Leona Lewis was spotted shopping in Los Angeles, where it is thought she lives nowHackney to Hollywood: Leona Lewis was spotted shopping in Los Angeles, where it is thought she has a permanent base now Giant tree: Leona Lewis poses with her enormous Christmas treeGiant tree: Leona Lewis poses with her enormous Christmas tree Shopping buddies: Leona and a friend indulged in some retail therapy in HollywoodShopping buddies: Leona and a friend indulged in some retail therapy in Hollywood

Spotted: Kim Kardashian in mini dress and dark hair with Kanye West out and about…

They were preparing to spend their very first Christmas together. But it looks like Kim Kardashian had already finished her preparations – spending the run up to the big day enjoying the company of Kanye West. The couple dressed in matching outfits in matching black outfits as they headed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Kim flattered her hourglass curves in a plunging silk mini dress, nipped in at the waist. She teamed it with a pair of over-the-knee boots and a black and gold clutch bag. She wore her hair long over her shoulders, having made multiple visits to the salon over recent days.

She revealed on her blog that the salon had been dyeing her hair darker after she lightened it while in Miami: ‘I had to dye my hair back dark for the winter,’ Kim wrote. ‘After Miami I was honestly just soooo over it being light and listened to the suggestions to take my hair back to my natural color!’

Kanye cast her admiring glances as they left a Chinese restaurant in West Hollywood. He wore his trusty black leather pants, which he loves so much he rarely takes off. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

You look good! Kanye West eyes up Kim Kardashian as they head out of Chin Chin Restaurant in Downtown Los AngelesYou look good! Kanye West eyes up Kim Kardashian as they head out of Chin Chin Restaurant in Downtown Los AngelesBack to black: Kim revealed on her blog that she had darkened her hair for Christmas, after lightening it while in MiamiBack to black: Kim revealed on her blog that she had darkened her hair for Christmas, after lightening it while in MiamiHome for the holidays! The couple will be spending Christmas together for the first timeHome for the holidays! The couple will be spending Christmas together for the first timeDressed to impress: KimYe wore matching black outfitsDressed to impress: KimYe wore matching black outfitsLow key date: The pairwalked out of Chin Chin Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles and headed across the street to check out Kung Pao’s Bistro menuLow key date: The pairwalked out of Chin Chin Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles and headed across the street to check out Kung Pao's Bistro menu

Strictly Come Dancing winner Louis Smith reveals crash diet got him in top shape ahead of the final…

Toning up: Louis displayed the results of his new regime by going shirtless during his performance, compared to his less muscular look when he began his time on Strictly (right)Performing topless and showing off his well-honed physique no doubt helped secure Louis Smith a few extra votes during Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing final.

And the 23-year-old gymnast has revealed how he went on a crash diet two weeks before this weekend’s show to ensure he was in perfect shape to take to the dance floor.

He said: ‘I feel better for the fact I’ve been on a diet for the last two weeks. No carbs in the evening – only white meat or fish – and only couscous of fish in the afternoon with porridge and fruit in the morning. I’ve also been teetotal for the past two weeks.’ 

The star admitted he had no plans to continue with his strict diet now that the competition is over: ‘I can’t wait for Christmas. I can drink mulled wine, eat sausage rolls. I might even order a Chinese on Christmas Eve.’

Smith also revealed that he had been battled through the pain barrier during the final show and performed with a heat pack on his back and was secretly having physiotherapy right up until the show began and was clutching a heat pack between dances. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

New regime: Strictly Come Dancing winner Louis Smith embarked on a new diet ahead of performing in the final on Saturday nightNew regime: Strictly Come Dancing winner Louis Smith embarked on a new diet ahead of performing in the final on Saturday nightLouis, pictured with dance partner, shows his muscle to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess DalyLouis, pictured with dance partner, shows his muscle to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly

Russell Simmons spends the holidays with his model girlfriend, daughters and ex-wife Kimora Lee-Simmons

Cuddling up: Russell struggled to keep his hands off his girlfriend as the pair enjoyed a tender PDAThe Christmas period is always difficult for the children of divorced parents.
But it seems Russell Simmons and his ex-wife Kimora Lee have hit upon the perfect solution – spending it together.

The two were spotted sharing breakfast in St Barts with their daughters Ming and Aoki, and her son Kenzo Hounsou on Sunday. And to complete the party after they dined Simmons headed off to pick up his girlfriend, German model Hana Nitsche.

The music mogul was spotted passionately greeting his 30-years-younger lover on a pier in Gustavia. The 55-year-old Def Jam founder considerately offered his hand to help the 26-year-old brunette carefully exit the small boat while clutching her small dog.

Simmons, whose net worth is estimated at $500 million, wore a nautical red-striped polo shirt, khaki shorts, and black sandals. Once safely on the dock, Russell embraced the smiling make-up free model, who was wearing a black tank maxi-dress over a green bathing suit.

He then made fun of how heavy her bags were as he dramatically hauled the black purse and suitcase away from the pier, much to Hana’s amusement. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

So good to see you! Russell Simmons greeted German girlfriend Hana Nitsche with a passionate kiss as she joined him on vacation in St. BartsSo good to see you! Russell Simmons greeted German girlfriend Hana Nitsche with a passionate kiss as she joined him on vacation in St. BartsPack enough stuff? Russell goofed around as he picked up Hana’s bags on the pierPack enough stuff? Russell goofed around as he picked up Hana's bags on the pierGood to see you: Once safely on the dock, Russell embraced the 26-year-old model, who was wearing a black tank maxi-dress over a green bathing suitGood to see you: Once safely on the dock, Russell embraced the 26-year-old model, who was wearing a black tank maxi-dress over a green bathing suitI got you: The 55-year-old Def Jam founder considerately offered his hand to help the brunette beauty carefully exit the small boat while clutching her small dogI got you: The 55-year-old Def Jam founder considerately offered his hand to help the brunette beauty carefully exit the small boat while clutching her small dogSugar daddy: Simmons, whose net worth is estimated at $500 million, wore a nautical red-striped polo shirt, khaki shorts, and black sandalsSugar daddy: Simmons, whose net worth is estimated at $500 million, wore a nautical red-striped polo shirt, khaki shorts, and black sandalsLet’s take a spin in your Mini Cooper! Once the Germany’s Next Top Model star freshened up at Simmons’ posh Caribbean estate, she changed into a floral dress and jean jacketLet's take a spin in your Mini Cooper! Once the Germany's Next Top Model star freshened up at Simmons' posh Caribbean estate, she changed into a floral dress and jean jacketIn great shape: Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons shows off his impressive yoga moves while on holiday with girlfriend Hana Nitsche in St Barts in the French West Indies on Christmas EveIn great shape: Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons shows off his impressive yoga moves while on holiday with girlfriend Hana Nitsche in St Barts in the French West Indies on Christmas EveOn his head: The 55-year-old is worth $500mOn his head: The 55-year-old is worth $500mLimber up: Russell isn’t one to spend his beach time sunbathingLimber up: Russell isn't one to spend his beach time sunbathingHappy holidays! Russell scoops up his girlfriend Hana Nitsche and runs into the surf with her to wash offHappy holidays! Russell scoops up his girlfriend Hana Nitsche and runs into the surf with herWhat a joker: At 55 Russell is 30 years older than his lover, but regular exercise and a strict vegan lifestyle have kept him in great shapeWhat a joker: At 55 Russell is 30 years older than his lover, but regular exercise and a strict vegan lifestyle have kept him in great shapeSeasonal cheer: Happy Russell certainly seems to be enjoying his Christmas vacationRuseelLooking good: Hana found fame on Germany’s Next Top ModelLooking good: Hana found fame on Germany's Next Top ModelThe ex: Kimora Lee Simmons takes a dip as she enjoys her family holidayThe ex: Kimora Lee Simmons takes a dip as she enjoys her family holidaPlayful: Russell Simmons is chased by his laughing ex-wife Kimora Lee as they holiday together with their children in St Barts on Christmas EvePlayful: Russell Simmons is chased by his laughing ex-wife Kimora Lee as they holiday together with their children in St Barts on Christmas EveFamily fun: Hana laughs as her boyfriend frolicks with his ex-wifeFamily fun: Hana laughs as her boyfriend frolicks with his ex-wifeHoliday time: Kimora shows off her model figure in the seaHoliday time: Kimora shows off her model figure in the seaFriendly exes: Before Nitsche’s arrival, the hip-hop magnate had just finished with breakfast with his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons, their daughters Ming and Aoki, and her son Kenzo HounsouFriendly exes: Before Nitsche's arrival, the hip-hop magnate had just finished with breakfast with his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons, their daughters Ming and Aoki, and her son Kenzo Hounsou‘My daughters are growing up': The proud father-of-two tweeted one snap of Kimora and his two little girls posing at his home'My daughters are growing up': The proud father-of-two tweeted one snap of Kimora and his two little girls posing at his homeFamily vacation: Kimora and her children, Ming, Aoki and Kenzo, continue to enjoy their family Xmas vacation in St. Bartskimora lee simmons and kids st. barts 1Xmas morning: The kids smile for the camera while showing off some of their Xmas presentsKimora Lee Simmons and kids St. Barts 2Look we ran into: The Simmons/Hounsou clan ran into Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi in St. Barts. The couple have also been enjoying a tropical Xmas kimora lee simmons and kids st. barts 3Merry Xmas from Justfab.com: Kimora poses with a Xmas greeting for Justfab.com customerskimora lee simmons xmas 2012

Spotted: Ty Burrell and his modern family….

Ty Burrell and his wife Holly headed out for the holidays with their two daughters on December 22, 2012. Frances clung to mom as they tread through the hustle and bustle of LAX to catch a flight just before Christmas Day.

Ty and Holly adopted their second daughter earlier this year as E! reports:“Ty Burrell has expanded his own modern family. The Emmy winner and wife Holly have adopted a baby girl, their second child, Burrell’s rep confirmed Monday (March 19) to E! News.”

The ‘Modern Family’ actor recently told Us Weekly that he cannot fathom the idea of Frances maturing into a young adult right now saying: “She’s so cute. She’s getting cuter every moment. I’m in a very blissful period with her. I am just in complete denial that she’ll ever be over 13.”

Frances has joined her father at work on several occasions, and was the first to be adopted by the Burrells in 2010. Holly and Ty wed over a decade ago.

Dutiful dad: Ty Burrell seems to be thinking about the family’s flightTy Burrell and daughter Frances 1Hey dad: Ty’s older daughter Frances made sure to appear in the photographTy Burrell and daughter Frances 2Smile: Frances looks happy to be flying away with her parents. She was adopted in 2010Ty Burrell and daughter Frances 3

Porschla Kidd and kids hang at beach to prepare for a ‘stress-free’ holiday…

Porschla Kidd, wife of NY Knicks player Jason Kidd, enjoyed a day out at the beach with daughter Noah Grace. The former model and her daughter stayed close to the water while snapping a cute mother-daughter picture.

“Baby girls first beach trip,” tweets Kidd.

Porschla, who recently gave a few tips on how to enjoy a stress-free holiday to her Huffington Post fans, she shared the secret of buying online:

“I am an avid online shopper,” said Kidd. “Online, you can find a slew of great gift ideas and also great deals. I get all of my holiday shopping done weeks ahead of time, and without the stress of having to leave my house.”

The former model also gave advice on how to handle relatives from out of town and kid entertainment saying:

“I put together a schedule of events happening around town. I give everyone the scheduled list and have them choose something they would like to attend. This is so simple and easy. It keeps everyone entertained, plus it’s fun.”

“[I] get the kids involved with cooking, decorating and gift-wrapping. Kids love to give you their input, so getting them involved will make them feel important and a part of what’s going on.”

Mrs. Kidd also has a son named Chance. She and New York ‘Knicks’ player Jason Kidd wed in 2011.

All smiles: Porschla and her cutie-pie daughter Noah were enjoying the weatherPorschla Kidd and daughter Noah Grace 1bbProud mom: Former model Porschla is pictured with son Chance and baby Noah GracePorschla Kidd and kids

Garcelle Beauvais spends the holidays with her favorite guys…

Garcelle Beauvais hangs with her favorite guys this Christmas. The actress was recently photographed with sons Jaid,5, Jax,5, and Oliver,21, and she seemed more than ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of year.

“I’m blessed,” tweeted Beauvais.

Garcelle had her Christmas shopping down to the tee this year, having a list of places to visit established before going out into the realm of anxious consumers: “Toys “R” Us!

“There’s another store called The Brain Store where they have a lot of science stuff. I also like Sports Authority,” said the actress to InStyle. Beauvais further explained: “The kids are insane [athletes]. Jax watches football like a grown-up—like he’s got money on the game! He’s cheering and screaming and jumping on the couch. It’s crazy!”

Happy family: It’s almost hard to believe Garcelle is standing next to her older son Oliver who overshadows his mom by a few inches. Twins Jaid and Jax look mischieviousGarcelle Beauvais and son Xmas 2012 1The Nixon twins: Jax and Jaid are already in the Xmas spirit as they pose in front of the family’s Xmas treeGarcelle Beauvais and son Xmas 2012 2I’m a musician: Jaid looks serious as he plays the guitarGarcelle Beauvais and son Xmas 2012 3All the boys: Oliver is joined by his playful younger brothers as they pose for their momGarcelle Beauvais sons Oliver and Jaix Xmas 2012

Ice love Coco: Coco Austin unveils her charitable side as she hands out food to Hurricane Sandy victims…

She’s had a tempestuous few weeks, after photos of her posing with another man hit the internet. But Coco Austin proved that she’s got a heart of gold as she turned Samaritan in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, handing out food to victims on the latest episode of Ice Loves Coco. Her marriage might have hit a rocky patch recently, but the glamour girl proved that she’s got more pressing things on her mind as she unveiled her charitable side, giving back to her community.

The episode opened with the buxom reality star delving into her social conscience with husband Ice T, admitting that, although they don’t have much power, they at least have their home and each other. Dancer Coco, who is currently starring as the lead in Las Vegas cabaret act Peepshow, decided to round up a few female friends and head to New Jersey to get involved in the aid operation.

The blonde dancer joined the Salvation Army for the day and, after donning a red apron, started to whip up some hot food, before handing it out to those made homeless by the storm. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Charitable side: Coco Austin volunteers with the Salvation Army to help Sandy victims during the latest episode Ice Loves CocoCharitable side: Coco Austin volunteers with the Salvation Army to help Sandy victims during the latest episode Ice Loves CocoSocial conscience: The glamour girl joins up with a volunteer group as she tries to do her bitSocial conscience: The glamour girl joins up with a volunteer group as she tries to do her bitMeeting victims: The dancer listens to victims of the storm before hugging themMeeting victims: The dancer listens to victims of the storm before hugging themGetting into it: Coco puts on a red Salvation Army apron as she cooks and dishes out hot foodGetting into it: Coco puts on a red Salvation Army apron as she cooks and dishes out hot foodHard work: Coco puts her back into for her day of volunteeringHard work: Coco puts her back into for her day of volunteeringTeam work: Coco helps shift the food and stars cooking it up ready to dish out to peopleTeam work: Coco helps shift the food and stars cooking it up ready to dish out to peopleSisterly support: Ice T’s wife meets up with sister Kristy as they discuss the superstormSisterly support: Ice T's wife meets up with sister Kristy as they discuss the superstormPriorities: Coco takes her sister to the hair salon as she admits that she hasn’t washed her hair for a weekPriorities: Coco takes her sister to the hair salon as she admits that she hasn't washed her hair for a weekLather up: The sisters seem to be enjoying their pampering session in the wake of the disasterLather up: The sisters seem to be enjoying their pampering session in the wake of the disaster Thankful: Ice and coco discuss how fortunate they are before she heads off to help the victimsThankful: Ice and coco discuss how fortunate they are before she heads off to help the victims

Kanye West sits patiently at the nail bar as he waits for Kim Kardashian to get her Christmas pedicure…

There were those who suggested that Kim Kardashian‘s relationship with Kanye West was little more than a publicity stunt. But even the doubters must be convinced by the latest photos of the happy couple. Kanye is seen sitting patiently in a nail bar as he waits for Kim to have her pre-Christmas pedicure.

While even the most devoted husbands might wish themselves elsewhere, the multimillionaire rapper is seen filling his time making phone calls as he waits for his girlfriend. Considering Kim’s fondness for beauty salons, Kanye’s tolerance is surely a good sign for the future.

Kim wore a plain black jersey outfit for the low key trip, which clung to her hourglass curves. Her newly darkened hair was tied messily back, with a trip to the salon no doubt next on the list. Her boyfriend was equally casual, but added a red cap and blue sneakers to the mix. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

It must be love! Kanye West watches Kim Kardashian have her pre-Christmas pedicure ahead of her mother’s annual Christmas Eve party on Monday morningIt must be love! Kanye West watches Kim Kardashian have her pre-Christmas pedicure ahead of her mother's annual Christmas Eve party on Monday morningBarefoot beauty! Kim wanders around the salon, her second homeBarefott beauty! Kim wanders around the salon, her second homeDodging the rain: Kim is all smiles as she prepares for ChristmasDodging the rain: Kim is all smiles as she prepares for ChristmasBest supporting boyfriend: Kanye is spending his first holiday with the KardashiansBest supporting boyfriend: Kanye is spending his first holiday with the KardashiansLast minute prep: Luckily for Kim, she doesn’t have to stuff the turkey and can instead concentrate on her own beautyLast minute prep: Luckily for Kim, she doesn't have to stuff the turkey and can instead concentrate on her own beauty

Amber Rose shares intimate picture of Wiz Khalifa stroking her pregnant belly

They are just a few weeks away from becoming parents for the very first time. Yet Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are more than happy to share every little happy moment of the pregnancy with the world. The celebrity couple posted a picture on Instagram showing the rapper stroking the zebra print covered belly of Amber.

The model, real name Amber Levonchuck, shared the candid snap and added the caption: ‘Daddy rubbin his baby’. 

It is not the first time Amber and Wiz have displayed their child-to-be as the pair have taken every opportunity to showcase their love. Amber, 29, and Wiz, real name Cameron Thomaz, have also been extremely vocal about how they are going to raise their little boy. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Stroke it out: Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose shared a picture of an intimate moment when the rapper stroked her pregnant bellyStroke it out: Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose shared a picture of an intimate moment when the rapper stroked her pregnant bellyRock and roll: The couple, seen out last week, have been sharing their pregnancy progress with the worldRock and roll: The couple, seen out last week, have been sharing their pregnancy progress with the worldGreen fingers: Amber and Wiz have been vocal on their decision to inform their little boy about marijuanaGreen fingers: Amber and Wiz have been vocal on their decision to inform their little boy about marijuanaMum’s the word: Amber, pictured in September at the MTV Video Music Awards, looks radiantMum's the word: Amber, pictured in September at the MTV Video Music Awards, looks radiant

Merry Xmas from Kobe, Vanessa and the girls. The Bryants unveil Christmas Card…

One of America’s most famous NBA family shared their Xmas card with their fans via Instagram. Kobe Bryant, his wife Vanessa and their daughter Natalia and Gianna looked elegant and were all smiles in the family Xmas card.

Wearing a green Gucci dress, Vanessa looked every inch a model. Their adorable daughters were color-coordinated in their red dresses, while father of the house wore a tuxedo. The background for their photographs looked regal and elegant, however it didn’t take away from the family’s beauty. Vanessa Bryant shared the photographs via her Instagram account.

Mrs. Bryant previously gushed about the joys of motherhood with Fab Fit Fun saying: “Motherhood is the most rewarding and amazing thing that I think a woman can experience. I love my children more than anything and my goal is to be the solid rock and constant security for them. Motherhood has most definitely taught me to be selfless, patient, understanding, and to always think of my children and their very best interests before thinking of my own.”

The couple who recently reconciled after a tumultuous couple of years, wed in 2001 at Dana Point, California, when he was 21 and she was 18, despite his family, agent, and teammates opposing the union. According to Vanessa’s cousin Laila Laine, there was no prenuptial agreement since Vanessa said Bryant ‘loved her too much for one’.

The couple will celebrate 12 years of marriage in April of next year.

Merry Xmas: The Bryants were all smile as they posed for their family Xmas cardThe Bryants Xmas 2012 1

Models: Vanessa and her daughters effortlessly showing off their model side The Bryants Xmas 2012 2Happy to be together: After a rough couple of years, it’s good to see Kobe and Vanessa still in loveThe Bryants Xmas 2012 3We are one happy family: The Bryants are one attractive familyThe Bryants Xmas 2012 4Elegant: Not only are they beautiful but they’re also stylish. Merry Xmas from Kobe, Vanessa, Natalia and GiannaThe Bryants Xmas 2012 5Xmas morning: Kobe smiles as the women in his life pout on Christmas morning  before he played against the New York KnicksKobe Bryant and family Xmas 2012 morningChristmas present to Kobe: Vanessa Bryant is pictured with daughter Gianna and Natalia at a Lakers vs. NY Knicks game on Christmas dayVanessa Bryant and daughters at New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers game Xmas 2012 1Concentration: Kobe’s daughters watch the game intently with their motherVanessa Bryant and daughters at New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers game Xmas 2012 2Say cheese: Vanessa Bryant and her beautiful daughters pose for the camera while supporting their dadVanessa Bryant and daughters at New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers game Xmas 2012 3Reunion: Comedian George Lopez and fellow Mexican poses with Vanessa at the game. George is seen wearing a Lakers jacketVanessa Bryant and George Lopez at New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers game Xmas 2012Reconciliation: The couple have been through a few rough years but have been able to weather the stormvanessa and kobe bryant

Mariah Carey hangs on to bodyguard as she totters about snowy Aspen in sky high platforms…

Perhaps Mariah Carey should have worn more practical shoes. Leave it to the Glitter star to defy common sense and wear high-heeled platform boots in the slippery Aspen, Colorado snow. Mariah’s two bodyguards had their work set out for them as the curvy star cut a precarious path to her waiting SUV after another shopping spree on Christmas Eve.

Not only have they shadowed Mariah’s every move since she arrived in Aspen for the holidays, but they’ve prevented the voluptuous star from falling on her face. Mariah’s out of this world ensemble included the pair of black suede heels which seemed a good few inches high, as well as the chunky platform.

As seems to be her custom, Mariah also wore a too-tight green jacket over a clingy black top and black lycra pants that revealed every curve of her lower body. She wore two-tone shades that only partially concealed her large eyes, as well as earmuff headphones attached to her iPod. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Timber! Mariah hangs on to her burly bodyguard as she steps across the icy walk in platform heels during a holiday shopping trip in Aspen, ColoradoTimber! Mariah hangs on to her burly bodyguard as she steps across the icy walk in platform heels during a holiday shopping trip in Aspen, ColoradoThey’ve got her back: Mariah was buffered by not one but two bodyguards as she made her way to her waiting vehicleThey've got her back: Mariah was buffered by not one but two bodyguards as she made her way to her waiting vehicleBusting out: Mariah’s outfit consisted of a too-little green jacket and skintight lycra pants that revealed every curve of her bodyBusting out: Mariah's outfit consisted of a too-little green jacket and skintight lycra trousers that revealed every curve of her bodyAlmost there: Mariah smiles for the cameras as she hangs onto the door of the carAlmost there: Mariah smiles for the cameras as she hangs onto the door of the carStar girl: Mariah loves to be in the center of attention, even when it’s snowing outsideStar girl: Mariah loves to be in the center of attention, even when it's snowing outsideNot ready yet: Mariah doesn’t seem to want to leave her crowd of fansNot ready yet: Mariah doesn't seem to want to leave her crowd of fansToy for twins: Nick Cannon took to his Twitter page to share a picture of his and Mariah’s adorable babies, writing: ‘Connect 4! My kids going in on Christmas Eve’Toy for twins: Nick Cannon took to his Twitter page to share a picture of his and Mariah's adorable babies, writing: 'Connect 4! My kids going in on Christmas Eve'

Girls Aloud wow in metallic outfits for Top Of The Pops Christmas performance…

Belting it out: Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts brightened up their subtle outfits with bright lipstickIt’s been a hugely successful year for Girls Aloud, who marked their 10 year anniversary with a reunion, new singles and new album. So what better way for the five-piece to top off 2012 than to perform on Top Of The Pops’ Christmas special.

Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle took to the stage in stunning metallic outfits as they belted out their new track Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me.

Belting it out: Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts brightened up their subtle outfits with bright lipstickSarah led the way in a gorgeous white and gold dress, which featured long sleeves and a large thigh-high split on the right side, wearing her blonde hair swept to one side.

Strictly Come Dancing finalist Kimberley opted for a dress in a similar print to Sarah’s, flashing some flesh with a sheer panel on the front, while Nicola opted for a blush pink wide-legged jumpsuit.

Nadine drew attention to her slender legs in a similarly colored dress, which had sheer fabric draped on the front and the back, and a belt around the middle to highlight her tiny waist. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Marvelous in metallic: Girls Aloud rounded off a thoroughly successful 2012 with a stunning performance on the Top Of The Pops Christmas specialMarvellous in metallic: Girls Aloud rounded off a thoroughly successful 2012 with a stunning performance on the Top Of The Pops Christmas specialCrooners: Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle displayed their vocal talents as they performed Beautiful ‘Cause You Love MeCrooners: Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle displayed their vocal talents as they performed Beautiful 'Cause You Love MeWhite hot: Cheryl wore a plunging white dress for the performanceWhite hot: Cheryl wore a plunging white dress for the performanceHugs all round: The five-piece hugged each other at the end of the performance as they wished their fans a happy ChristmasHugs all round: The five-piece hugged each other at the end of the performance as they wished their fans a happy ChristmasGorgeous in gold: Rita Ora wore a black and gold two-piece for her performance of How We DoGorgeous in gold: Rita Ora wore a black and gold two-piece for her performance of How We Do

Biracial rapper Drake demands that retailers cut him a check for all merchandize bearing YOLO logo!!!

Businessman: Canadian rapper Drake has called on retailers to 'cut him checks' for using the acronym YOLO, which he has popularized, on merchandize This year has been marked by many a viral phenomenon, including the concept of YOLO made famous by the biracial Canadian rapper Drake, who now wants a share from the sales of all the merchandise bearing the catchphrase.

The 26-year-old recording artist, who reportedly has a net worth of $25 million, posted two images on the photo-sharing website Instagram depicting clothing emblazoned with the acronym YOLO, which stands for ‘you only live once.’

The first picture uploaded on Christmas Eve shows baseball caps in a variety of colors being sold for $12 for a pair at Walgreen’s,  accompanied by the comment: ‘Walgreens…you gotta either chill or cut the cheque,’ Gawker reported.

The second photo shows a powder-blue T-shirt featuring the children’s characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy which reads ‘YOLO is my motto,’ along with a post: ‘Macy’s…same goes for you.’ YOLO, which has been around since 2004, turned into a viral sensation this year thanks to Drake’s hit song The Motto, which includes the lyrics:

‘Now she want a photo, you already know, though/ You only live once: that’s the motto n***a, YOLO.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Head gear: Drake upload an image on Instagram showing hats with the acronym YOLO that are on sale at Walgreen’sHead gear: Drake upload an image on Instagram showing hats with the acronym YOLO that are on sale at Walgreen's Catchphrase: Another image posted by the rapper shows a T-shirt being sold at Macy’s bearing the slogan ‘YOLO is my motto’Catchphrase: Another image posted by the rapper shows a T-shirt being sold at Macy's bearing the slogan 'YOLO is my motto'Body art: The ubiquitous abbreviation has made it onto the hand of actor Zac Efron in the form of a tattooBody art: The ubiquitous abbreviation has made it onto the hand of actor Zac Efron in the form of a tattoo Tragic turn: An aspiring rapper, Ervin McKinness, left, was killed in a fiery car crash after tweeting that he’s doing 120 mph while drunk with the hashtag F***ItYOLOTragic turn: An aspiring rapper, Ervin McKinness, left, was killed in a fiery car crash after tweeting that he's doing 120 mph while drunk with the hashtag F***ItYOLO

Boris Becker enjoyed Xmas with all his boys at Xmas…

Former German Tennis champion Boris Becker was all smiles at Xmas as his sons came to spend Xmas with him. The proud dad, who recently turned 45, tweeted photographs with the caption:

‘Brotherly love” and “The “fabulous” Becker boys are back in town!’

The former tennis ace Boris Becker, who maintains residency in London among other countries, proved that he was not ready to stop partying just yet when he celebrated his 45th birthday with a night out in London with his beautiful model wife Lilly Becker and a few friends in tow a few weeks ago.

Boris, who’s had a difficult time lately, after having to deal with a hefty lawsuit, was a proud dad over Xmas and enjoyed the special day with family. Becker and wife Lilly are parents to 3 year-old son Amadeus, while Becker is father to Noah, 18 and Elias, 13, with first wife Barbara Feltus and daughter Anna, 12 born as a result of a relationship with Russian model Angela Ermakova.

Altogether: The Becker family were all smiles and happy to be together during the festive period. The former Tennis pro tweeted: ‘The ‘fabulous ” becker boys are back in town!’Boris Becker and family Xmas 2012 1Brotherly love: Noah, 18 and his little brother Amadeus sharing a tender moment togetherBoris Becker and family Xmas 2012 2Interracial Love: Boris Becker and his new wife Sharlely ‘Lilly’ Kerssenberg wed in matching suits at a low key civil ceremony at the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz on June 13, 2009German tennis legend Boris Becker and Dutch Sharlely Kerssenberg s

Baseball star Andruw Jones arrested for ‘battering his wife’ on Christmas morning…

Jones ended his major league career with the YankeesBaseball star Andruw Jones was arrested for allegedly battering his wife, to whom he drunkenly yelled ‘I want to kill you’ before dragging her down stairs during a heated domestic dispute.

A police report released on Wednesday said Jones, 35, who played with the New York Yankees last season, became intoxicated after a Christmas Eve party at the couple’s home.

His wife, Nicole Derick Jones, told cops that her husband had consumed several alcoholic beverages after the guests had left, and she asked him to help put together a computer desk in the garage.

 New York Yankee Andruw Jones and Nicole Derick are seen here in JuneBut as he worked on the desk, he became more and more belligerent, according to the police report, and they got into an argument that became ‘pretty heated.’

She said that Jones grabbed her arm, and dragged her across the floor of the garage until she slipped out of his grip and went back into the house. But Jones quickly followed and allegedly grabbed her ankle as she climbed up some stairs in the house, dragging her back down.

According to his wife, he put his hands around her neck and said: ‘I want to kill you, I want to f***ing kill you.’

Mrs Jones eventually fled to her parent’s home, where she called police, who responded to the home and found Jones asleep in the master bedroom.
They said that he appeared dazed and visibly intoxicated. Cops said in their report that Nicole Jones suffered visible injuries on her neck as a result of the altercation. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

During happier times: Andruw Jones and wife NicoleVictoria's Secret PINK And MLB Host A Party To Kick Off The Subway Series At The Fan CaveNicole Derick with one of the couple’s kids, son DruwNicole Derick Jones and son

Rapper Paul Wall and family share Xmas photo…

The man behind the grill: Houston rapper Paul Wall has run his celebrity-endorsed custom-grill business with jeweler Johnny Dang for the past 10 years

Houston rapper Paul Wall has run his celebrity-endorsed custom-grill business with jeweler Johnny Dang for the past 10 years

Southern rapper Paul Wall was one of the many celebrities who shared photographs of their family during Xmas.

The rapper who shot to limelight in 2005,  when he signed to Atlantic Records and became successful with his major-label debut The Peoples Champ spent Christmas with his wife and two children, son William and daughter Noelle.

The rapper, who resides in Houston, Texas with wife Crystal of 6 years, recently lost over 100lbs when he went on an extreme diet and had gastric sleeve surgery.

He is responsible for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s ‘bling’ worn during the summer Olympic Games. Wall has run his celebrity-endorsed custom-grill business for the past 10 years with jeweler Johnny Dang.

According to XXLmag.com, Wall hand set Lochte’s ‘fiery VVS diamonds and special order custom rubies,’ which cost about $1000 per tooth, but he added that they made sure to give the swimming icon ‘an Olympic discount’ for the glittering trinket. Lochte, the world-class swimmer said he wears grills as a ‘unique way of showing personality’ in an interview last year.

Merry Christmas from the Wall Family: Crystal tweeted the beautiful photograph of their family XmasPaul Wall and family Xmas 2012 1The shepherd #1 and angel #1, tweeted Crystal of her adorable children who played the shepherd and angel during their school’s playPaul Wall and family Xmas 2012 2Interracial love: Paul Wall showed off his significant weight loss posing next to his beautiful wife Crystal at the 2010 Grammys’Crystal and Paul Wall

The Bosh‘ Holiday portrait…

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh and the family celebrated Christmas in the sand as they snapped the cutest family portrait on the joyful day. Chris and wife Adrienne held baby Jackson, 7 months, and little Trinity,4, in their arms while posing next to a sand man with red scarf and black buttons.

Adrienne and Trinity were a matching pair in their red dresses while Jackson and Chris styled it up with individualized wear. The Boshes recently gave back to their community in hosting a fun day for underprivileged children in the Miami area.

Chris and Adrienne, who is of mixed race, gave out more than 100 gifts to well-deserving kids and allowed the little ones to have fun at the local Game Time fun center.

“We always love giving back, and Christmas is a very important time, where kids just need to have fun,” said Chris. “Not only do they want to have fun, they need to have fun. Just [to] not be in school for a little bit and enjoy the holiday season.”

Jackson is Chris and Adrienne’s first child together. Trinity is Mr. Bosh and Allison Mathis’ sweetheart. Via BCK.

Beautiful family: Chris Bosh poses with his family during XmasChris Bosh and family Xmas 2012 1Merry Xmas from the Bosh': The happy family enjoyed a fun day at the beach as they posed for the family Xmas greeting cardChris Bosh and family Xmas 2012 2

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bump Bruce Jenner out of his front row seat at the LA Clippers basketball game…

Scream queens: Khloe and Kris proved to be quite the cheerleaders He’s an Olympic champion and the most senior member of the family. But Bruce Jenner, 63, was bumped out of his front row seat at the LA Clippers game on Christmas Day to make way for the arrival of Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West.

The family were watching Khloe Kardashian’s husband Lamar Odom on the court as his team defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-100 at the Staples Center.

Bruce was initially seated next to his wife Kris, 57, in prime position but moved a row back when his step-daughter and her rapper beau made a late entrance.

Kris didn’t seem at all concerned and spent the game cheering away with Khloe on one side and her favorite child Kim on the other. The matriarch and her husband of 21 years have recently been hit by claims their marriage is on the rocks. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Seat warmer: Bruce Jenner sat beside his wife Kris and Khloe Kardashian at the LA Clipppers game on Christmas Day at the Staples CenterSeat warmer: Bruce Jenner sat beside his wife Kris and Khloe Kardashian at the LA Clipppers game on Christmas Day at the Staples CentreVIP of the family: Bruce (circled) was relegated to the second row to make room for Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye WestVIP of the family: Bruce (circled) was relegated to the second row to make room for Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West Fashionably late: The reality star made a grand arrival with her boyfriend in towFashionably late: The reality star made a grand arrival with her boyfriend in towBruce who? Kris was having a great time next to Khloe and her favorite daughter KimBruce who? Kris was having a great time next to Khloe and her favourite daughter KimNo. 1 fan: Khloe cheered on her husband Lamar OdomNo. 1 fan: Khloe cheered on her husband Lamar OdomDon’t get too comfortable! Bruce looked thrilled with his front row position before Kim’s arrivalDon't get too comfortable! Bruce looked thrilled with his front row position before Kim's arrival ‘Clipper swag': Kim posted this picture after the game'Clipper swag': Kim posted this picture after the gameGo team! Lamar Odom’s LA Clippers defeated the Denver NuggetsGo team! Lamar Odom's LA Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets

Inside Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s magical white Christmas with ‘Dem Babies’…

Those eyes! Moroccan looked super-cute with a green star decoration stuck on his forehead and in another shot his famous parents propped him up behind the driver's seat of a carThanks to her 1994 mega-hit, All I Want For Christmas, the holidays have always been a festive and rewarding time for Mariah Carey.

But the 42-year-old pop star seems to have an even higher appreciation for the merry season now that she can share the cheer – and her lavish lifestyle – with husband Nick Cannon and their 20-month-old fraternal twins.

The American Idol judge posted numerous candid snaps of Monroe and Moroccan, affectionately known as ‘Dem Babies,’ enjoying their Aspen holiday Wednesday.

‘MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Carey-Cannons!! Pictures from our most festive Christmas yet,’ Mariah tweeted to her 8.4 million followers.

The notorious diva and the America’s Got Talent host – dressed as Santa – looked ecstatically happy as they snuggled their toddlers before the Christmas tree littered with gifts at their tastefully rustic cabin in the wintry mountain town.

The 32-year-old clearly loves to lift his little girl in the air as he is seen doing so in two of the pictures, one of which reveals several opened presents under the Douglas Fir. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch Mariah Carey sing ‘All I Want For Christmas’ below:

All I want for Christmas: Mariah Carey posted numerous candid snaps of her twins Monroe and Moroccan, affectionately known as ‘Dem Babies,’ enjoying their Aspen holiday WednesdayAll I want for Christmas: Mariah Carey posted numerous candid snaps of her twins Monroe and Moroccan, affectionately known as 'Dem Babies,' enjoying their Aspen holiday WednesdaySanta was good to Dem Babies: Among the numerous Christmas presents visible on the floor were two luggage trollies, an Etch-A-Sketch, and a toy truckSanta was good to Dem Babies: Among the numerous Christmas presents visible on the floor were two luggage trollies, an Etch-A-Sketch, and a toy truckSharing is caring: The 42-year-old pop star and her 32-year-old husband often give fans a glimpse into their lavish lifestyle through candid Twitter snapsSharing is caring: The 42-year-old pop star and her 32-year-old husband often give fans a glimpse into their lavish lifestyle through candid Twitter snapsCuddle puddle! However, most of the recent holiday pictures show the family indulging in mostly ordinary, wholesome holiday funCuddle puddle! However, most of the recent holiday pictures show the family indulging in mostly ordinary, wholesome holiday funHappy times: In several shots, the entire grinning clan is bundled up in fur-lined snowsuits enjoying a cuddle puddle on the snowy groundHappy times: In several shots, the entire grinning clan is bundled up in fur-lined snowsuits enjoying a cuddle puddle on the snowy groundStylish and warm: Mariah accented her suit with a Louis Vuitton scarf, Nick wore a playful Scoobie Doo beanie, and ‘Roc and ‘Roe accessorised their suits with matching teddy bear scarvesStylish and warm: Mariah accented her suit with a Louis Vuitton scarf, Nick wore a playful Scoobie Doo beanie, and 'Roc and 'Roe accessorised their suits with matching teddy bear scarvesAdorable: The twins could not hide their delight as they sat together in a red sledAdorable: The twins could not hide their delight as they sat together in a red sledPretty in pink: The girly-girl made sure to matcher her soft pink snowsuit with her glasses framesPretty in pink: The girly-girl made sure to matcher her soft pink snowsuit with her glasses framesSiblings in the snow: In one shot, little Moroccan considerately pulled his sis along behind himSiblings in the snow: In one shot, little Moroccan considerately pulled his sis along behind himRustic cabin: Monroe also got glamourous in a classic red puffed-sleeve holiday dress with Peter Pan collar, matching pigtail bows, and white ruffled socks with black patent leather Mary JanesRustic cabin: Monroe also got glamourous in a classic red puffed-sleeve holiday dress with Peter Pan collar, matching pigtail bows, and white ruffled socks with black patent leather Mary JanesDaddy ride! Nick clearly loves to lift his little girl in the air as he is seen doing so in two of the picturesDaddy ride! Nick clearly loves to lift his little girl in the air as he is seen doing so in two of the picturesSleepy-time: In most of the shots the children are dressed for bed, with the boy comfortably splayed out on a bed in blue footie pajamas covered in woodland crittersSleepy-time: In most of the shots the children are dressed for bed, with the boy comfortably splayed out on a bed in blue footie pajamas covered in woodland crittersFurry friend: While Monroe was seen in green polka-dot PJs as she gave a stuffed reindeer decoration an affectionate hugFurry friend: While Monroe was seen in green polka-dot PJs as she gave a stuffed reindeer decoration an affectionate hug

That’s the way love goes! Janet Jackson ‘secretly engaged to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana’…

She’s kept a low profile for much of this year. But Janet Jackson has reportedly become engaged to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, whom she’s been dating since 2010. The 37-year-old businessman ‘gave her a huge, expensive ring’ and the 46-year-old pop star is so afraid it will get lost, ‘she keeps it locked up,’ according to Us Weekly.

Wissam is the managing director of Al Mana Retail, which represents A/X Armani Exchange, and he’s a shareholder in the Saks Fifth Avenue.  Janet’s wealthy beau plans on sparing no expense for their spring nuptials in Qatar, and ‘he is flying in all of Janet’s friends and family on private jets.’

One source said that the pair’s ceremony will undoubtedly be ‘a circus,’ and Al Mana plans to hire a ‘top chef to create a custom menu.’ The Miss You Much hitmaker, who’s almost a decade older than her Middle Eastern man, wants to start a family as soon as possible.

‘If she can’t have them, she will adopt,’ said a Jackson insider. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Congrats! Janet Jackson has reportedly become engaged to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al ManaOn the down low: The 37-year-old businessman, whom she's been dating since 2010 allegedly 'gave her a huge, expensive ring' Meet her mogul: Wissam is the managing director of Al Mana Retail, which represents A/X Armani Exchange, and he’s a shareholder in the Saks Fifth AvenueMeet her mogul: Wissam is the managing director of Al Mana Retail, which represents A/X Armani Exchange, and he's a shareholder in the Saks Fifth AvenueLoving large: The Nutrisystem spokesperson was last seen with the luxury-brand mogul shopping in West Hollywood earlier this month, and in July the loved-up couple were spotted laughing on a yacht in SardiniaLoving large: The Nutrisystem spokesperson was last seen with the luxury-brand mogul shopping in West Hollywood earlier this month, and in July the loved-up couple were spotted laughing on a yacht in SardiniaPast love: Prior to Al Mana, the Rhythm Nation songstress had an on/off seven-year relationship with record producer Jermaine DupriPast love: Prior to Al Mana, the Rhythm Nation songstress had an on/off seven-year relationship with record producer Jermaine DupriTwice divorced: Janet has been married two times – to R&B singer James DeBarge in 1984 and is pictured with former husband,  music video director René Elizondo, Jr. in 1991Janet Jackson and Rene ElizondoMerry Xmas: Janet Jackson took time out of planning her upcoming wedding to  gift herself to her fans and Twitter followers by tweeting the following greeting cardJanet Jackson Xmas 2012

Jhene Aiko and daughter Namiko enjoy a Disney Xmas…

Magic was in the air as multiracial singer Jhene Aiko and daughter Namiko spent Christmas at Disneyland. The preschooler and her mom did everything from riding roller coasters to splurging on snacks while at the park. Jhene and Namiko even caught the mouse bug, sporting Mickey and Minnie Mouse wear all over Magic Kingdom.

“This is her first time at Disneyland ….. first time on “it’s a small world” ride . This look on her face just made my whole life,” tweeted Aiko.

Namiko recently celebrated her fourth birthday with mom and dad, Sonnie O’Ryan, by her side. Sonnie was excited about his daughter’s special day tweeting:

“Four years ago I took on the responsibility of becoming something I’ve never seen, & with a love I shared this experience that changed my life. Seeing my child come out the [womb], to waking her up and getting her ready for school. Happy Birthday, Namiko! Papa loves you.”

Jhene also shared the joys of parenthood with social media telling Twitter fans: “The best thing I’ve ever done was give birth to this amazing little girl. #Happy4thBirthdayNamik.”

Namiko is Jhene and Sonnie’s only child together. Via BCK.

Merry Xmas from Disneyland: Multiracial Jhene Aiko and daughter Namiko enjoyed a special but unique ChristmasJhene Aiko and daughter Namiko Disney Xmas 2012 1A mother’s love: Namiko is a little minnie muse. She is Jhene’s only childJhene Aiko and daughter Namiko Disney Xmas 2012 2The look of joy: This look on her face just made my whole life,” tweeted AikoJhene Aiko and daughter Namiko Disney Xmas 2012 3

Feeling fruity! Kimora Lee Simmons shows off her toned beach body in lemon-print bikini…

Fabulosity: Kimora has showcased her svelte body in a number of stunning two-piecesKimora Lee Simmons shows off her amazing bikini body while splashing in the waters of St. Barts on Monday… in a gorgeous lemon print bikini. And Russell Simmons’ ex-wife seemed to be enjoying some alone time.

The 37-year-old fashion guru was joined on the beach by her two daughters Ming and Aoki on Christmas Eve but she was lapping up the azure waters alone on Wednesday.

‘Wishing you all a Fabulous, Happy, Merry Christmas!! Much love from my family to yours!!! Kimora tweeted on Christmas Day, along with a pic of her, Ming, Aoki, and her youngest son Kenzo.

She was only 23 when she married Russell Simmons on St. Barts. And 14 years later, Kimora Lee Simmons returned to the picturesque Caribbean island with her three children in tow for a very sandy Christmas vacation.

But the six-foot beauty happily shared several candid snaps from her family holiday getaway, including a shot of little Kenzo seated at a restaurant table. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Incredible form: Kimora has looked jaw-droppingly good during her family vacationIncredible form: Kimora has looked jaw-droppingly good during her family vacation Barely there: The lemon bikini was tiny but Kimora wore it wellBarely there: The lemon bikini was tiny but Kimora wore it well Fruity: Kimora Lee Simmons showed off her stunning bikini body in a lemon print bikini in St Barts on WednesdayFruity: Kimora Lee Simmons showed off her stunning bikini body in a lemon print bikini in St Barts on Wednesday Chilling out: The working mother took the opportunity to relax on the sandChilling out: The working mother took the opportunity to relax on the sand Mummy time: And seen here on the beach with her girls Ming Lee and Aoki LeeMummy time: And seen here on the beach with her girls Ming Lee and Aoki Lee Ellen meets Kimora: The celebrity encounter appeared to be spontaneous as the groups convened outside a clothing storeEllen meets Kimora: The celebrity encounter appeared to be spontaneous as the groups convened outside a clothing store

Mario Balotelli to sue the mother of his daughter for saying he is ‘not interested in his newborn daughter’!

Revealed: Rafaella made the claims in an interview with the Italian magazine ChiFurious Mario Balotelli has called in lawyers to sue his former girlfriend after she accused him of being ‘irresponsible’ and ‘not interested’ in his newborn baby daughter.

The Manchester City ace’s relationship with Raffaella Fico, 24, has become a real life soap opera with the two having furious slanging matches since they split up in the spring following a year long relationship.

Earlier this month, former underwear model Raffaella gave birth to a baby girl called Pia, who was conceived just before the couple broke up. Initially, the player had demanded a DNA test to prove he was the father but then backtracked and said he was going to give their romance another try.

But now Balotelli, 22, has lashed out at Raffaella following an interview with Chi magazine earlier this month in which she said: ‘Mario for me is irresponsible. It came to a certain point where he was just not interested in anything, not in me, or our daughter. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Enough: Mario Balotelli has called in lawyers to sue his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico for accusing him of not caring for his daughterEnough: Mario Balotelli has called in lawyers to sue his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico for accusing him of not caring for his daughterBambino: Mario Balotelli’s ex Raffaella Fico and their daughter Pia. The Man City player has yet to meet his childBambino: Mario Balotelli's ex Raffaella Fico and their daughter Pia. The Man City player has yet to meet his childFamily support: Mario’s adoptive parents have stuck up for their son (pictured with brother Enoch) claiming his ex-girlfriend made up aspects of her story for the magazineFamily support: Mario's adoptive parents have stuck up for their son (pictured with brother Enoch) claiming his ex-girlfriend made up aspects of her story for the magazineHonor: In his statement Mario says his ex-girlfriends comments offend his honor as a manHonour: In his statement Mario says his ex-girlfriends comments offend his honour as a man

Biracial singer Mya debuts new video ‘Mr. Incredible’…

Biracial singer Mya, who ruled the airwaves in the 90s’, has released a sulty video for  her newest single “Mr. Incredible”. The single which will be featured on her K.I.S.S. album is dedicated to her hardcore fans.

“A gift to my fans. Thank you all for supporting the “K.I.S.S.” album in 2012″, the singer tweeted

Produced by Young Yonny, the video features Mya rocking a 70s “Soul Sista” wig while taking a sexy bubble bath. Later, she steps out of the tub to set the mood right in a dimly lit room of candles.

Take a look at the video below:

Sultry: Singer Mya is back with a bang after taking a break from the music scene for a few yearsMya new single Mr. Incredible 2bAfro-diva: The singer was inspired by the 70s’ in her new videoMya new single Mr. Incredible 1

Sofia Vergara shows off her incredible curves in cut-out bathing suit as she enjoys a sunshine vacation…

Green with envy: Vergara is one of the most popular TV actresses of the moment and is lauded for both her comedic abilities and her huge style

Green with envy: Vergara is one of the most popular TV actresses of the moment and is lauded for both her comedic abilities and her huge style

Sofia Vergara obviously didn’t overindulge this Christmas. The Modern Family actress took to social networking to show off her enviable body on Thursday and treated her legions of fans to quite an eyeful.

The playful Colombian sported a daring black and white cutaway one piece while holidaying in Miami, Florida, and it’s clear, unlike most, she didn’t hit the turkey and Christmas chocolates too hard.

The racy bathing suit showed off her toned tummy and voluptuous cleavage to perfection and Vergara, 40, couldn’t have looked more pleased with herself.

She posted the picture on her Whosay.com account with the message: ‘Holyday!’

Mother-of-one Vergara is spending the holiday in Miami with her fiance Nick Loeb and her mother and other family members. Possibly the reason Vergara is in such great shape at the moment is due to the hot and heavy scenes she recently filmed with Sharon Stone. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Colombian curves: Sofia Vergara Tweeted a picture of herself in a daring black and white cutaway bikini on a Miami boat on ThursdayColombian curves: Sofia Vergara Tweeted a picture of herself in a daring black and white cutaway bikini on a Miami boat on ThursdayEn-route to Miami: Sofia poses with her son Manolo, 20, who gets mistaken for her brotherSofia Vergara and son Manolo Xmas 2012Busy bee: Meanwhile the actress is also one of the faces of Cover Girl as well as for Diet PepsiBusy bee: Meanwhile the actress is also one of the faces of Cover Girl as well as for Diet Pepsi

Kris Jenner lovingly embraces Kanye West at Kardashian Christmas Eve party…

His mother Donda West tragically passed away at the age of 58 from complications during cosmetic surgery in 2007. But rapper Kanye West has clearly gained an affectionate new mother figure in the form of his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner.

The 35-year-old hip-hop star could not hide his delight as the famous momager embraced him from behind at the annual Christmas Eve bash held at her Calabasas home. In a new set of candids, released Thursday by photographer Nick Saglimbeni, Kanye looked dapper in his black tuxedo jacket and matching T-shirt as he posed with Kris and his famous girlfriend of nine months.

The Kardashian-Jenner clan have completely welcomed the Mercy hitmaker into their large brood, and the formerly hot-tempered, outspoken emcee has obviously been softened since hooking up with Kim. And when the family got together courtside to watch Khloe’s NBA forward husband Lamar Odom play with the LA Clippers on Christmas, Kanye took Bruce Jenner’s seat. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Cracking a rare smile! Rapper Kanye West gets affectionately embraced by his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, at her annual Christmas Eve bashCracking a rare smile! Rapper Kanye West gets affectionately embraced by his girlfriend Kim Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, at her annual Christmas Eve bashSecond family: In a new set of candids, released Thursday by photographer Nick Saglimbeni, Kanye looked dapper in his black tuxedo jacket as he posed with Kris and his famous girlfriend of nine monthsSecond family: In a new set of candids, released Thursday by photographer Nick Saglimbeni, Kanye looked dapper in his black tuxedo jacket as he posed with Kris and his famous girlfriend of nine monthsStill mourning: His mother Donda West tragically passed away at the age of 58 from complications during cosmetic surgery in 2007, and last month he took Kim to Oklahoma City to visit her graveStill mourning: His mother Donda West tragically perished at the age of 58 from complications during cosmetic surgery in 2007, and last month he took Kim to Oklahoma City to visit her grave Sick but smiling: Despite her flu, Kim maintained the annual tradition of changing into pajamas midway through the family functionSick but smiling: Despite her flu, Kim maintained the annual tradition of changing into pajamas midway through the family functionFamily tradition: Kim’s half-sisters Kendall and Kylie also stripped off their matching white Alexander McQueen dresses to change into the wreath-patterned PJsFamily tradition: Kim's half-sisters Kendall and Kylie also stripped off their matching white Alexander McQueen dresses to change into the wreath-patterned PJsRocking out: Also seen toasting the Kardashians and Jenners was former boybander Lance Bass, flashing the devil horns hand gestureRocking out: Also seen toasting the Kardashians and Jenners was former boybander Lance Bass, flashing the devil horns hand gestureFestive family: Olympic champ Bruce Jenner posed with his step-daughter Kourtney and NBA forward Lamar Odom, who’s married to Khloe KardashianFestive family: Olympic champ Bruce Jenner posed with his step-daughter Kourtney and NBA forward Lamar Odom, who's married to Khloe KardashianHome sweet home: 28-year-old Khloe also posed with her 33-year-old husband, who plays for the LA ClippersHome sweet home: 28-year-old Khloe also posed with her 33-year-old husband, who plays for the LA ClippersSomebody order dimples? Extra host Mario Lopez, who recently wed Broadway dancer Courtney Laine Mazz, also made an appearance at the partySomebody order dimples? Extra host Mario Lopez, who recently wed Broadway dancer Courtney Laine Mazz, also made an appearance at the partySeated courtside: The Kardashian-Jenner clan have completely welcomed Kanye into their large brood, and the formerly hot-tempered, outspoken emcee has been softened since hooking up with KimSeated courtside: The Kardashian-Jenner clan have completely welcomed Kanye into their large brood, and the formerly hot-tempered, outspoken emcee has been softened since hooking up with Kim

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez look less than merry as they wander around Paris together…

They arrived in Paris just in time for Christmas. And Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez wasted no time in getting up and out as the couple were seen happily strolling through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood on Sunday. But it seems that a Christmas without her little girl has started to take it’s toll on Halle and her beau, both 46, as when they stepped out on Thursday, they looked thoroughly miserable.

Nahla, five, has remained in Los Angeles with her father, Gabriel Aubry, 36, for the festivities and as any parent will tell you, Christmas without your child is hard. No doubt the idea of a romantic trip to Paris with your beau must’ve seemed just the ticket to take her mind of it but Halle’s face suggests this didn’t work.

Halle and Olivier have had a difficult few months that would any relationship to the test. Paris native Olivier had been hoping to return to his home country permanently with his American fiance, both of whom would like to trade in the Hollywood lifestyle for more low profile one.

The Frenchmen told Interview magazine he has no desire to be a movie star: ‘My goal is just… to get some interesting parts and make enough money to live free.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Miserable: Halle Berry and fiance Olivier Martinez looked downcast as they strolled together in Paris on ThursdayMiserable: Halle Berry and fiance Olivier Martinez looked downcast as they strolled together in Paris on Thursday The ghost of a smile: Halle raised a grin at one point, but it never made it to their eyesThe ghost of a smile: Halle raised a grin at one point, but it never made it to their eyes Difficult time: It’s hard for a parent to be away from a young child, especially at ChristmasDifficult time: It's hard for a parent to be away from a young child, especially at Christmas Eyes down: While Olivier seems pleased to be back on home turf, Halle’s mind appears to be elsewhereEyes down: While Olivier seems pleased to be back on home turf, Halle's mind appears to be elsewhere

Happy 34th birthday John Legend!

RnB star John Legend certainly has plenty of reasons to celebrate. With 9 Grammys under his belt and a mentoring spot on ABC’s ;Duets’, the singer who turned 34 on Friday, December 28, 2012 celebrated with his biracial fiance model Chrissy Teigen, who is of Thai and Norwegian descent.

Legend joined The “Duets” (which premiered on Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC) a star-studded competition to rival ‘The Voice’, ‘American Idol’ and the like. John Legend joined the ABC music series alongside Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke to mentor aspiring singers.

“I’m thrilled to be part of ‘Duets’ and I’m looking forward to finding an undiscovered gem out there,” Legend said in a statement. “This is going be a lot of fun.”

Nine-time Grammy winner John has been dating the busty 26-year-old model for more than four years, and they announced their engagement last December while holidaying in the Maldives.

Excited about celebrating another year, the Grammy-award singer tweeted: “Cake, cake, cake, cake….”

While his biracial model fiance tweeted: “Happy 34th, my love.”

Cake, cake, cake: The Grammy-award singer posed with his ‘Grammy’ cakeJohn Legend 34th birthday dec 2012 1Toasting to life: John posed with a glass of wineJohn Legend 34th birthday dec 2012 2Golden couple: The pair lived it up by drinking champagne from luxurious goblets as they enjoyed watching friend Serena playGolden couple: The pair lived it up by drinking champagne from luxurious goblets as they enjoyed the actionInterracial Love: The couple were all smiles at the Andy Roddick Foundation Gala a few months agoChrissy Teigen and John Legend

Pregnant Amber Rose keeps her baby bump in shape with a morning hike up Runyon Canyon alongside her pet pups…

She may be expecting her first child next month, but Amber Rose certainly isn’t showing any sign of slowing down. Far from putting her feet up and relaxing over the festive period, the 29-year-old model – who is expecting a baby with her rapper fiance, Wiz Khalifa – proved she is still fighting fit at seven months pregnant by embarking on a gruelling hike on Thursday.

The prolific tweeter treated her followers to a snap of her beaming from ear-to-ear after completing a strenuous walk up Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles alongside her two pet pooches. Amber was sensibly kitted out for her bout of exercise, teaming a pair of black form-fitting leggings with a black long-sleeve T-shirt and a denim gilet, allowing her baby bump to be shown off in all its glory.

The star completed her workout look with a hot pink baseball cap and matching bright sneakers.  Writing alongside the cute snap, she wrote: ‘Runyon Canyon with all 3 of my sons :-).’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Workout chic: Amber Rose enjoyed a hike up Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles on Thursday with her two pet dogsWorkout chic: Amber Rose enjoyed a hike up Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles on Thursday with her two pet dogs 31 weeks: The 29-year-old model has been keeping her Twitter followers up to date as her pregnancy progresses31 weeks: The 29-year-old model has been keeping her Twitter followers up to date as her pregnancy progresses ‘Little Elf': Amber posted this adorable snap of her and Wiz Khalifa on her Twitter page on Christmas Day'Little Elf': Amber posted this adorable snap of her and Wiz Khalifa on her Twitter page on Christmas Day

Alexandra Burke gets her skates on as she spends family day at Winter Wonderland!

She spent the run up to Christmas over in Los Angeles, recording new material. But home is clearly where the heart is for Alexandra Burke as she made sure that she was back in time to celebrate the festive period, taking her family and friends for a day out at Winter Wonderland on Thursday.

The X Factor winner got her skates on and took to the ice rink before letting her down and hitting the rides with her nearest and dearest. Ditching the glamorous image that she’d been showing off across the pond, Alexandra looked like every other person at the Hyde Park fair.

Wearing a simple pair of blue jeans, tucked into high-top sneakers, the singer looked casual and relaxed, clearly not bothered about dressing up for the family day out. She wore a simple grey, zip-up hoodie over the jeans and added a thick, black winter coat with a fur-trimmed collar for an added layer of warmth. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Family fun: Alexandra Burke takes to the ice with her family during a day out at Winter Wonderland on ThursdayFamily fun: Alexandra Burke takes to the ice with her family during a day out at Winter Wonderland on ThursdayHaving a laugh: The X Factor winner seems to be having a blast as she hits the ice with friends and family in towHaving a laugh: The X Factor winner seems to be having a blast as she hits the ice with friends and family in towWatch your step: Alexandra tries to stay upright as they make their way around the iceWatch your step: Alexandra tries to stay upright as they make their way around the iceRiding high: The singer straps herself into one of the fair’s most popular rides with a friendRiding high: The singer straps herself into one of the fair's most popular rides with a friendAway she goes: The star is rocketed into the sky above the park, and seems to be having a great timeAway she goes: The star is rocketed into the sky above the park, and seems to be having a great timeAll wrapped up: Alexandra takes no chances with the weather, piling on the layers for her day outAll wrapped up: Alexandra takes no chances with the weather, piling on the layers for her day outChristmas day: The star posted a picture of herself wearing a festive onesie and carrying a huge Santa sackChristmas day: The star posted a picture of herself wearing a festive onesie and carrying a huge Santa sackFestive fun: The singer shows her silly side as she poses with friendsFestive fun: The singer shows her silly side as she poses with friends

Kim Kardashian receives delivery of $400,000 Rolls-Royce back from Miami at her Los Angeles home…

She’s owned at least five luxury vehicles since catapulting to the spotlight. But Kim Kardashian clearly has a soft spot for her black Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II, as the reality starlet awaited its delivery from Miami to her family’s Los Angeles home on Friday.

The 32-year-old mini-mogul, who is fighting the flu courtesy of her friend Brittny Gastineau, was dressed in all black – buttoned-up dress shirt, leather pants, and open-toed booties before she made her way to Los Angeles International Airport.

Kim used to have a white Rolls-Royce Phantom, but traded it in for the newer black version, which retails for $403,000. The sleek vehicle includes amenities such as rear-view camera, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 26-speaker premium sound system, heated and cooled cup holders and a refrigerator.

According to Celebrity Cars Blog, Kim has also owned a Ferrari 458 Italia, a blacked-out Bentley Continental GTC, a black Range Rover, and a white Range Rover. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians starlet also reportedly bought a Lamborghini Aventador for her boyfriend of nine months, Kanye West. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

It’s arrived! Kim Kardashian clearly loves her black Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II, as the reality starlet awaited its delivery to her family’s home from Miami before heading to LAX FridayIt's arrived! Kim Kardashian clearly loves her black Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II, as the reality starlet awaited its delivery to her family's home from Miami before heading to LAX FridayBack from Miami: Kim used to have a white Rolls-Royce Phantom, but traded it in for the newer black version, which retails for $403,000Back from Miami: Kim used to have a white Rolls-Royce Phantom, but traded it in for the newer black version, which retails for $403,000A fridge in the car? The sleek vehicle includes amenities such as rear-view camera, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 26-speaker premium sound system, heated and cooled cup holders, and a refrigeratorA fridge in the car? The sleek vehicle includes amenities such as rear-view camera, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 26-speaker premium sound system, heated and cooled cup holders, and a refrigerator

Merry Xmas from the Richie/Madden‘…

Happy Holidays from the Richie-Maddens! Fashion star and mentor Nicole Richie took to Instagram Wednesday with a festive family photo.

“Merry Christmas to all, & to all a good night!” the mom-of-two captioned a shot of her large family celebrating the holidays.

Mom to 4-year-old daughter Harlow and son Sparrow, 3, with husband Joel Madden, Nicole recently opened up about her busy life: “I get up at 5:30 in the morning and I don’t really stop for anything until about 7 or 8 at night,” she shared.

The fashionista who has been busy promoting her latest fashion line in recent weeks admitted she has always dreamed of working in fashion, she said it can sometimes be difficult having to balance life as a working mother.

Nicole said: ‘Being in fashion is something that I have been dreaming about my whole life. I started out with jewelry because it was a smaller project and it’s closest to my heart.

‘And I knew that once I got into ready-to-wear that it would take up my entire life. Once I decided that it was time, I went full force into it and I’m just slowly expanding and enjoying every minute.’

‘I just have to wake up every morning and kind of prioritize and figure out what I need to focus on for the day. It’s a constant juggling act and it’s just what you have to do.’

Merry Xmas from the Richie-Madden': From Lionel Richie and his family, to Joel Madden and his family, it’s obvious the Richie-Madden clan had a memorable ChristmasRichie-Madden Xmas Card 2012Family in love: Joel lovingly gazes at his wife Nicole as they carry their children (who are slightly older now)Nicole Richie and familyThe happy couple: The Maddens are very family-oriented and speak openly about how their upbringing has contributed to thatnicole richie and joel madden

X-Factor USA alumni Rachel Crow discusses being adopted…

X-Factor alumni Rachel Crow made an appearance on the annual TV special “A Home For the Holidays” on December 19th. The Columbia Records artist told her story of being adopted when she was just a baby after being moved around from three different foster homes. She then sang her song “What a Song Can Do.”

During the interview, Rachel said: “I am here today because of these two special people. I feel privileged to call them my parents and they’ve provided me with love and support and made me realize that all of my dreams could come true,” she said during the show. “Nothing I have done would be possible without them.”

Rachel’s story truly is inspirational and heartwarming! Check out Rachel’s “A Home for the Holidays” interview above via BCK.

Sophia Pippen celebrates 4th birthday Princess-style…

Sophia Pippen rang in her her fourth birthday with face painting and princess cake. The youngest of the Pippen bunch hung out with family all day long as they celebrated her special day with cake, balloons, and a bit a facial art.

“Happy 4th Birthday Sophia,” tweeted proud mom Larsa.

Scottie Pippen and his wife are gearing up for their own reality show that will be featured on Wetv. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

“The network that’s home to Braxton Family Values, its spin-off Tamar & Vince as well as wedding-themed entries Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding is eyeing similarly themed entries including a docu-series revolving around NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and his wife Larsa.”

Named Big Pippen, the show will give viewers insight into the Pippens’ extravagant life of cars, jets, and nice homes. Fans of Scottie and Larsa can also expect to see the couple’s kids in a few of the episodes. The Pippens have four children together: Scottie Jr. (10 yrs.), Preston (8yrs.), Justin (6 yrs.) and Sophia (4 yrs.)

Happy birthday princess: Sophia, the baby of the house smiles contently as she’s surrounded by her familySophia Pippen celebrates 4th birthday Dec 2012 1A mother’s love: Cutie-pie Sophia is the only daughter of the house hence the princess birthday themeSophia Pippen celebrates 4th birthday Dec 2012 2Look at my face: Face-painted friends join Sophia at her birthday celebrationSophia Pippen celebrates 4th birthday Dec 2012 3The whole clan: Larsa poses with all four of her children, who are fast growing upHappy couple: Married for 15 years, the couple are great examples for other interracial coupleslarsa and scottie pippen

Tulisa and boyfriend Danny Simpson cuddle up in a series of cosy shots for Christmas and exchange gifts…

They may have only gone public with their romance at the start of November. But it would seem Tulisa Contostavlos and Danny Simpson’s romance is going from strength-to-strength if a series of cozy new pictures are anything to go by.

The X Factor judge appeared to have enjoyed a particularly loved-up Christmas with her new man, with the couple spending plenty of quality time together and even treating each other to his ‘n’ hers watches. Ever the doting girlfriend, Tulisa turned out to watch the 25-year-old footballer in action at the Newcastle United stadium, with the pair posing for a picture together at the side of the pitch.

With Danny dressed in his training gear and Tulisa wearing a black leather jacket and skinny jeans, she looked every inch the proud girlfriend as she smiled alongside her man.  Another shot posted on Danny’s Instagram page showed the couple cuddled up together on a leather sofa, with the 24-year-old singer grinning away as her man passionately kissed her cheek. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

It must be love: Tulisa and Danny Simpson’s romance seems to have gone from strength-to-strength over the Christmas period, with the pair cuddling up together for a series of cozy shotsIt must be love: Tulisa and Danny Simpson's romance seems to have gone from strength-to-strength over the Christmas period, with the pair cuddling up together for a series of cosy shots His number one fan: Tulisa seemed to have been treated to a tour of the Newcastle United stadium by her footballer beauHis number one fan: Tulisa seemed to have been treated to a tour of the Newcastle United stadium by her footballer beau ‘Great minds think alike': Tulisa and Danny unwittingly bought each other his ‘n’ hers watches for Christmas'Great minds think alike': Tulisa and Danny unwittingly bought each other his 'n' hers watches for Christmas Someone was a good girl! Tulisa was also treated to a black quilted Chanel handbag, a Louis Vuitton suitcase, a cute teddy bear and a pair of black Isabel Marant high-top sneakersSomeone was a good girl! Tulisa was also treated to a black quilted Chanel handbag, a Louis Vuitton suitcase, a cute teddy bear and a pair of black Isabel Marant high-top trainersFestive fun: Tulisa did her best domestic goddess impression and cooked up a storm in the kitchen on Christmas DayFestive fun: Tulisa did her best domestic goddess impression and cooked up a storm in the kitchen on Christmas Day New romance: Tulisa and Danny went public with their relationship at the start of NovemberNew romance: Tulisa and Danny went public with their relationship at the start of November

Mother of two found murdered in her bed…

Perfect couple A 21-year-old mother of two was found dead in her Tennessee home last weekend just hours before her husband stepped in front a truck, and now police are investigating the woman’s death as a homicide.

Ashlee Brook ‘Sissy’ Long was discovered unresponsive by her mother and stepfather Saturday morning in a bed in her home at 106 Bishop Lane in Dickson, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

A preliminary autopsy has determined that Long died from blunt force trauma. That same day, Long’s newlywed husband, 23-year-old Morris Long Jr, stepped into oncoming traffic on Interstate 40 in Bellevue and was hit by a large truck in what Metro Nashville Police called a suicide attempt, WDKN reported.

The man was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition, although his injuries are said to be non life-threatening. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Family drama: Ashlee Long, left, was found dead in her home on Saturday just hours before her husband, Morris ‘Moe’ Long, right, stepped in front of a truckFamily drama: Ashlee Long, left, was found dead in her home on Saturday just hours before her husband, Morris 'Moe' Long, right, stepped in front of a truck Tragic events: Autopsy showed that Ashlee Long died from blunt force trauma, while her husband suffered non life-threatening injuries after stepping into oncoming traffic in an apparent attempt to end his lifeTragic events: Autopsy showed that Ashlee Long died from blunt force trauma, while her husband suffered non life-threatening injuries after stepping into oncoming traffic in an apparent attempt to end his life

Heidi Klum‘s daughter Lou clings to her supermodel mother for family outing…

Lone zebra and cub: The doting 39-year-old was dressed down in her sweats while her shy toddler looked colourful in her frilly skirt, blue dotted jacket, a green beanie, and hot pink rainbootsHeidi Klum‘s daughter Lou is clearly a mama’s girl. The curly-haired three-year-old, who’s father is pop singer Seal, was spotted on Friday clinging to her supermodel mother during the pair’s Starbucks outing and then later in Irvine.

Even as the German 39-year-old was surrounded by her other three children and hairdresser mother Erna, little Lou clearly wanted Heidi all to herself.

The happy brood, joined by Heidi’s bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Martin Kristen, were in Orange County to have lunch and visit the Pretend City Children’s Museum.

The mother-of-four changed out of her zebra-print sweats into a white T-shirt and jeans for the family fun day. The toddler wore a frilly leopard-print dress, while her eight-year-old sister Leni stomped about in sparkly sequin boots.

Klum’s bulky beau, dressed in a leather hooded jacket and blue jeans, took Johan’s hand as the energetic six-year-old demonstrated his sweet jump kicks. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Her favorite place: Lou, who’s father is pop singer Seal, was spotted on Friday clinging to her mother Heidi Klum during the pair’s Starbucks outing and then later in IrvineHer favourite place: Lou, who's father is pop singer Seal, was spotted on Friday clinging to her mother Heidi Klum during the pair's Starbucks outing and then later in IrvineFriday with Grandma! The family was joined by Heidi’s hairdresser mother Erna as the gang had lunch and then headed to the Pretend City Children’s MuseumFriday with Grandma! The family was joined by Heidi's hairdresser mother Erna as the gang had lunch and then headed to the Pretend City Children's MuseumColorful streaks! It looks like someone in the Klum household received hair chalk for Christmas as both girls sported pastel streaksColourful streaks! It looks like someone in the Klum household received hair chalk for Christmas as both girls sported pastel streaksHear them roar: Earlier that morning, Heidi dressed herself and her daughter Lou in leopard spots and zebra stripes for a casual Starbucks pit-stop in BrentwoodHear them roar: Earlier that morning, Heidi dressed herself and her daughter Lou in leopard spots and zebra stripes for a casual Starbucks pit-stop in BrentwoodMake-up free: The former Victoria’s Secret angel could not stop smiling as she returned to the car holding three bags of baked goodiesMake-up free: The former Victoria's Secret angel could not stop smiling as she returned to the car holding three bags of baked goodiesFamily spin: The German stunner enjoyed a picturesque bike ride in Venice Beach Thursday alongside Martin, and her eight-year-old daughter Leni and seven-year-old son HenryFamily spin: The German stunner enjoyed a picturesque bike ride in Venice Beach Thursday alongside Martin, and her eight-year-old daughter Leni and seven-year-old son HenryHappiest place on Earth: And last week, Heidi took her entire brood – including six-year-old Johan – to DisneylandHappiest place on Earth: And last week, Heidi took her entire brood - including six-year-old Johan - to Disneyland

Congrats! Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves welcome a son – Livingston McConaughey!!!

matthew mcconaugheyMatthew McConaughey‘s wife Camila Alves has given birth to their third child – a baby boy, a source confirmed to MailOnline. The baby joins the couple’s daughter Vida, three, and their four-year-old son Levi.

Though the spouses were rumored to have welcomed a baby girl, the Magic Mike actor set the record straight via Facebook Dec. 29.

“Camila Alves gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey, was born at 7:43 a.m on Dec. 28, 2012,McConaughey wrote. “He greeted the world at 9 lbs. and 21 inches. Bless up and thank you for your well wishes.”

It is believed 30-year-old Camila gave birth in Austin, Texas, where the two share a home. The happy couple have been together since 2006 but wed in June this year at their Texas home. McConaughey is currently filming The Dallas Buyers Club in New Orleans, but is thought to have been at Camila’s side for the birth.

The 43-year-old announced the news of his wife’s pregnacy the Independence Day weekend. ‘Happy birthday America.’ the actor tweeted. ‘More good news,Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin.’

He told People magazine of his children’s excitement when he told them about their new sibling: ‘When Camila and I told them the news there was a lot of dancing and a lot of singing,’ he said. ‘One of them wants a brother, the other one wants a sister and then they switch the next day.’

New baby: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey seen during her pregnancy; the couple have welcomed their third child, a source confirmedNew baby: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey seen during her pregnancy; the couple have welcomed their third child, a source confirmed

Movie Preview: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes steam up the screen in ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’…

It’s small wonder Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes fell in love on the set.
The actors – and real-life lovers – star in the gritty drama The Place Beyond the Pines and it’s a crash-course collision of nonstop action, drama and romance too.

Ryan plays Luke, a motorcycle stunt driver who must provide for his ex-girlfriend, played by Eva, after he finds out she had their baby, and so falls into a life of robbing banks. It’s a gloomy, atmospheric film that reunites Ryan with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, full of car chases and action-packed stunts.

It also stars Bradley Cooper as the cop-turned-politician who tries to stop Luke and Rose Byrne as long suffering wife Jennifer. As the guy with a lot on his shoulders, Ryan spends a lot of time looking his handsomely brooding even when he’s got bloody cuts on the face.

Eva smolders as Romina. Off screen, Eva and Ryan heated up as well and they are still dating despite their busy working schedules. It was because of Ryan, 32, that Eva, 38, even got the audition for Place Beyond the Pines.

‘I had asked Ryan about who he thought should be Romina,’ the director told Moviefone.com. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the trailer for ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ below:

It’s love: In The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling plays a stunt motorcycle driver who turns to a life of crime to support the woman he loves, played by Eva Mendes, and their childIt's love: In The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling plays a stunt motorcycle driver who turns to a life of crime to support the woman he loves, played by Eva Mendes, and their child Leading man: Ryan is sure to set hearts on fire in the film that reunites him with his Blue Valentine director Derek CianfranceLeading man: Ryan is sure to set hearts on fire in the film that reunites him with his Blue Valentine director Derek CianfranceStunt driver: Ryan got tattooed and learned to ride a motorcycle pretty well for the film; in this scene, Eva holds on to RyanStunt driver: Ryan got tattooed and learned to ride a motorcycle pretty well for the film; in this scene, Eva holds on to Ryan He’s a dad: Ryan’s character learns he has a child by his ex-girlfriend, played by the gorgeous EvaHe's a dad: Ryan's character learns he has a child by his ex-girlfriend, played by the gorgeous EvaTouching moment: Eva looks on as the adorable baby steals the sceneTouching moment: Eva looks on as the adorable baby steals the sceneGritty: Eva had to really dig deep to emit the emotions required to play RominaGritty: Eva had to really dig deep to emit the emotions required to play RominaHelp when you need it: Ryan suggested Eva for the part of Romina to the directorHelp when you need it: Ryan suggested Eva for the part of Romina to the directorThe other guy: Bradley Cooper plays a cop-turned-politician who gets in the way of Ryan’s characterThe other guy: Bradley Cooper plays a cop-turned-politician who gets in the way of Ryan's characterIn pursuit: Get ready because The Place Beyond the Pines has lots of heart-pumping chase sequencesIn pursuit: Get ready because The Place Beyond the Pines has lots of heart-pumping chase sequencesSmoldering: Ryan has the gaze of a troubled soul and he still looks hotSmouldering: Ryan has the gaze of a troubled soul and he still looks hotLong suffering: Rose Byrne plays the wife of Avery Cross (Cooper) and keeps a stiff upper lip even while her heart is breakingLong suffering: Rose Byrne plays the wife of Avery Cross (Cooper) and keeps a stiff upper lip even while her heart is breakingEpic drama: The Place Beyond the Pines debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September and American audiences will get to see it when it opens in the US on March 29, 2013Epic drama: The Place Beyond the Pines debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September and American audiences will get to see it when it opens in the US on March 29, 2013

Les Miserables and Django Unchained storm U.S. box office as they rake in $34m in just ONE day!

Two films that are at contrasting ends of the movie spectrum have taken the US box office by storm. Musical Les Miserables and spaghetti western Django Unchained took a combined total of nearly $34 million in just one day.

Universal Pictures’ star-studded Les Miserables took in a weekday Christmas record of $18.2 million in the United States and Canada when it opened on Tuesday, according to studio estimates of weekday ticket sales. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio, hauled nearly $15 million for The Weinstein Company.

Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway’s star power also helped to set a new record for a movie-musical opening day. Disney blockbuster High School Musical 3 previously held the record. The strong Christmas-day box office performance by Les Miserables and Django Unchained put Hollywood on pace to set an all-time box office record with $10.8 billion in annual revenue. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Box office hit: Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les MiserablesBox office hit: Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Miserables Fan favorite: Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Django UnchainedFan favourite: Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained

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10 thoughts on “Weekly News 12/29/2012: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

  1. Nice to see everyone in the holiday spirit. Obama needs to do something ASAP because I can’t afford for my taxes to increase…I just can’t.

  2. The Obamas always put a smile on my face. I love how celebrities celebrate the holidays with the most important thing – FAMILY!. Love this weekly news roundup.

  3. Mya has new music out? Oh wow…I remember hearing her music on the radio when I was in Elementary School. She still sounds nice. Looks beautiful too. It’s great seeing 90s’ artist’ making a comeback.

  4. I’m new to the site but I like what I see already. I like the concept of the news roundup but it’s kind of long. The good thing is, it’s filled with useful general and celebrity news.

  5. I understand divorced couples with kids are supposed to be civil for the sake of their kids, but I’m not sure I would be OK with my boyfriend’s ex tagging along on my vacation. If Kimora and Russell get along this great, why’d they get divorced in the first place? Just get back together already and spare everyone the headache.

    To the new guy who posted above, that’s how the news section is already here. You’ll get used to it. Just take your time reading each one or skimp over to the ones of interest like I do.

  6. I’m so happy Kobe and Vanessa are back together as a family again. They look good together and have two beautiful daughters.

    P.S. U have a awesome website over here. I just wanna say thanks for all the interesting information on it. You have a new subscriber!

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