Multiracial Parenting Advice: My Niece Is Pregnant And Afraid To Tell Her Parents!

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Hello, 

My 15 year-old niece, who is mixed race black/white, confided in me that she’s pregnant. She says she’s scared to tell her mom (my sister) and wants me to take her to an abortion clinic.

I want to help her but I don’t want to do anything I’ll regret later. So how do I tell my sister her daughter is pregnant without hurting her feelings that she confided in me first?Hi there,

You’re absolutely right for not taking on the parenting role. You are her aunt and not her mother, and unless you are legally appointed as her guardian you have no right to make such a decision. Tell your sister her daughter confided in you because she was scared and knew how upset her mother would be.

Let your sister make the ultimate decision on whether to keep the baby or not. I know it’s a tough decision and if your sister decides to let her daughter keep the baby tough times are ahead, but you will forever regret it if you were to make the decision on her behalf.

I wish you and your family well with whatever you decide to do.

P.S. XXXXX used the Contact Us form to ask her question. You can too should you need multiracial parenting advice.

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How four years in the White House have aged Obama!

ObamaHeavy and grey is the head that wears the crown – a lesson that President Obama and many of his predecessors have learned the hard way. When Mr Obama takes the oath of office next Monday marking the beginning of his second term, it will not be the same smooth-cheeked, black-haired man who first joined the exclusive club of leaders of the free world in 2008.

Comparing pictures of the 51-year-old commander-in-chief from four years to those taken more recently reveals a startling yet obvious truth: standing at the helm of the U.S. government takes a heavy physical toll. The man staring back from Obama’s official 2008 portrait has jet-black hair, smooth skin, bright eyes and only minor wrinkles.  Fast forward four years later, Mr Obama’s tresses are now unmistakably salt-and-pepper, his facial skin appears looser, more wrinkled and dotted with spots.

‘You look at the picture when they’re inaugurated and four years later, they’re visibly older,’ Connie Mariano, White House physician from 1992 to 2001, told The Washington Post. ‘It’s like they went in a time machine and fast-forwarded eight years in the span of four years.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Metamorphosis: The image on the left shows President-elect Obama just days before being sworn into office in January 2009; picture on the right shows the president delivering a speech on the fiscal cliff last monthMetamorphosis: The image on the left shows President-elect Obama just days before being sworn into office in January 2009; picture on the right shows the president delivering a speech on the fiscal cliff last month Ship-shape: Despite his weathered looks, Obama’s doctors say he is in good psychical condition thanks to his vigorous exercise regimenShip-shape: Despite his weathered looks, Obama's doctors say he is in good psychical condition thanks to his vigorous exercise regimen

Washington prepares for Obama’s inauguration with practice rehearsal!

Sealed with a kiss: President Obama kisses his wife Michelle after he is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States during the 2009 ceremonyWashington is at a standstill today as the final dress rehearsal is held for President Obama’s second inauguration tomorrow. Actors were drafted in to play the President, Vice President and their wives – and couldn’t help looking uncomfortable at the center of the gigantic military operation.

Thousands will gather in front of the Capitol on Monday, January 21, to see President Barack Obama take the oath of office for another four-year term, with his wife and two daughters at his side. His second inauguration promises the pageantry of the first, but on a smaller scale than 2009, when a record 1.8 million people filled the nation’s capital to witness Obama making history as America‘s first black president.

Obama has chosen to use two Bibles during his swearing-in – one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and the other by Abraham Lincoln. He used the Lincoln Bible while taking the oath four years ago and is adding King’s Bible for the inaugural ceremony that will take place on January 21, the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

At the 57th presidential inauguration a week from Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office to Obama while Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will administer the oath to Vice President Joe Biden. It’s a day rich in history and tradition. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Stand-in: U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Serpico Elliott rehearses taking the oath-of-office as he stands-in for President Barack Obama during dress rehearsal for military participation in the presidential inaugural ceremonies on January 21, 2013Stand-in: U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Serpico Elliott rehearses taking the oath-of-office as he stands-in for President Barack Obama during dress rehearsal for military participation in the presidential inaugural ceremonies on January 21, 2013Not the real thing: U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael Linnington is flanked by actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill BidenNot the real thing: U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael Linnington is flanked by actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill BidenDress rehearsal: Linnington, Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, and the actors arrived to review troops during a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington on January 13, 2013Dress rehearsal: Linnington, Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, and the actors arrived to review troops during a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington on January 13, 2013Behind the scenes: The actors portraying US President Barack and his official party join other stand-ins for the dress rehearsalBehind the scenes: The actors portraying US President Barack and his official party join other stand-ins for the dress rehearsalPractice ceremony: Members of the military band pass actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they perform during the dress rehearsal at the U.S. CapitolPractice ceremony: Members of the military band pass actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they perform during the dress rehearsal at the U.S. CapitolPreparation: Members of the military band practice during the dress rehearsalPreparation: Members of the military band practice during the dress rehearsalSoon enough: The official inauguration and swearing-in will take place on January 21, 2013Soon enough: The official inauguration and swearing-in will take place on January 21, 2013Stand-in: U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Serpico Elliott stands-in for President Barack Obama during the dress rehearsalStand-in: U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Serpico Elliott stands-in for President Barack Obama during the dress rehearsalShort break: Elliot sits during his stand-in for ObamaShort break: Elliot sits during his stand-in for Obama Foggy day: A dense fog hangs in the air at The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region, Department of Defense during the dress rehearsalFoggy day: A dense fog hangs in the air at The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region, Department of Defense during the dress rehearsalPre-parade: Components of the inaugural parade march down Pennsylvania Avenue during the rehearsalPre-parade: Components of the inaugural parade march down Pennsylvania Avenue during the rehearsalSpectacle: Trucks transporting media and photographers are seen during the rehearsal for the Inaugural Parade for President ObamaSpectacle: Trucks transporting media and photographers are seen during the rehearsal for the Inaugural Parade for President ObamaOn the scene: A U.S. Army band arrives to take part in the rehearsalOn the scene: A U.S. Army band arrives to take part in the rehearsalLining up: Members of the U.S. armed services fan out at the U.S. Capitol to line the parade routeLining up: Members of the U.S. armed services fan out at the U.S. Capitol to line the parade routePractice car: A silver sports utility vehicle representing the limousine that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will ride in drives down Pennsylvania Avenue in WashingtonPractice car: A silver sports utility vehicle representing the limousine that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will ride in drives down Pennsylvania Avenue in WashingtonWelcome sign: A sign on Washington’s Newseum is visible from the parade routeWelcome sign: A sign on Washington's Newseum is visible from the parade routeSalutation: A member of the U.S. Navy salutes during the parade rehearsalSalutation: A member of the U.S. Navy salutes during the parade rehearsalArmy in attendance: U.S. Army trumpeters take part in the rehearsal for next week’s inauguration ceremonies to mark the start of President Barack Obama’s second term in WashingtonArmy in attendance: U.S. Army trumpeters take part in the rehearsal for next week's inauguration ceremonies to mark the start of President Barack Obama's second term in WashingtonTaking form: U.S. Army trumpeters and drummers take their spots below the presidential reviewing standTaking form: U.S. Army trumpeters and drummers take their spots below the presidential reviewing standEarly march: Military personnel march in early morning fog during the dress rehearsal at the U.S. CapitolEarly march: Military personnel march in early morning fog during the dress rehearsal at the U.S. CapitolEarly arrival: Members of the U.S. armed services arrive at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday morning to line the parade routeEarly arrival: Members of the U.S. armed services arrive at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday morning to line the parade routeMoment of quiet: The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a pool i the early morningMoment of quiet: The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a pool i the early morningFour years ago: In this January 20, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama gives his inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonFour years ago: In this January 20, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama gives his inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Obama unveils the playlist of songs stars will sing during his inauguration!

Buddies: Stevie Wonder will perform and the President has long been an admirer of the singer'sPresident Obama released the official playlist for his inauguration in an effort to hype up expectations for the star performers. The list, released via his Inauguration-focused Twitter account, include well-known group of Obama favorites like Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry, all of whom have attended multiple fundraisers for the President in the past.

Newer acts like the band fun. and Far East Movement were also included, with their songs Carry On and Turn Up The Love singled out respectively. The list of Grammy Award-winning acts has already been publicized, Thursday was the first day that the President’s tech-friendly staff have released a playlist using Spotify. And each time, they are sure to include a host of songs with inspirational and patriotic titles, like Alicia Keys’ New Day, or Mindless Behavior’s Future.

All of the singers featured on the playlist- from James Taylor and Brad Paisley to Smokey Robinson and Nick Cannon- will perform in one of the two parties being held for 35,000 revelers. The specifics about who will play when and at which of the parties has not been released, and there is still the mystery of who will sing the first couple’s first song. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Reprising her role: Beyonce will appear at the second inaugural, though it is unclear if she will sing the first couple’s first dance as she did in 2008 (pictured)Reprising her role: Beyonce will appear at the second inaugural, though it is unclear if she will sing the first couple's first dance as she did in 2008 (pictured)Pals: Marc Anthony, seen here with the President in Puerto Rico in 2011, will sing his song Mi GentePals: Marc Anthony, seen here with the President in Puerto Rico in 2011, will sing his song Mi GenteClose ties: John Legend, who attended an event at the White House in February 2011, was listed on the Spotify playlist with his song Ordinary People singled outClose ties: John Legend, who attended an event at the White House in February 2011, was listed on the Spotify playlist with his song Ordinary People singled out

White House responds after being scrutinized for lack of diversity and women in office: ‘We employ a diverse staff including women!’

President Obama may be regretting his newfound commitment to appoint women to the top ranks of his administration. Judging from a photo taken on Thursday at a White House meeting, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, is holding the president’s feet to the fire as she leans in and gives the Commander-in-Chief an earful.

Ms Muñoz’s aggressive stature was featured in the White House Photo of the Day, a continuation of Mr Obama’s public relations campaign to show that women are well-represented in his inner circle. The photo in question showed an interaction on Thursday after the president met with policy advisers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Ms Muñoz previously served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Her appointment to head the domestic policy office was announced this January. The picture was widely circulated by the White House, with skeptics saying its a ploy from the administration to show that women do in fact have a place at the table when it comes to policy making. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Aggressive: Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, leans in to her emphasize a point as she talks to President Obama on Jan. 10 while Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Director for Immigration, left, looks onPhoto of the DayOld Boys’ Club: Mr Obama’s commitment to gender diversity was questioned after this photo, from a Dec. 29 briefing, was released by the White HouseOld Boys' ClubSofter side: Women were more prominently featured in a White House photo from Jan. 8 of a presidential briefingFemale friendlyUpfront: At a White House policy meeting on Dec. 18, Cecilia Muñoz speaks her mind as President Obama scratches his headUpfrontTaking charge: President Barack Obama towers over Cecilia Muñoz, center, during a chat with Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, left, and others at the White House on May 3, 2011Taking charge:

‘The Administration does not support blowing up planets': White House releases hilarious letter refusing petition to build a Death Star

Bad news for geeks: the White House will not be building a Death Star. When the White House received a petition with more than 25,000 signatures they had to respond, and they did so in good humor citing the costs of the station, and the administration’s strict stance on not blowing up planets.

‘The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon,’ wrote Paul Shawcross in the response, titled, ‘Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For.’

The bullet points are these: ‘The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it. ‘The Administration does not support blowing up planets.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Too expensive: The hundreds of billions of dollars needed to construct a Death Star just aren’t cost effectiveDeath StarKeep reaching for the stars: While a Death Star is out of reach for now, the administration encouraged people to pursue careers in fields that could conquer space one dayDeath Star

President Obama signs 23 executive orders on gun control!

The National Rifle Association tonight blasted the sweeping set of gun control proposals put forth by President Obama a few days ago, saying that the 23 executive orders that he signed will do nothing to combat violence in America.

‘Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation,’ the NRA said in a statement. ‘Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy.’

The orders that President Obama signed on Wednesday prompt the most wide-spread restrictions in the past two decades, with measures including universal background checks on all gun buyers, a renewed ban on ‘military-style’ assault weapons and a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines. Obama is calling for greater gun controls in reaction to the December 14 massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

He made the remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to an audience that included parents of the Newtown victims as well as gun children who wrote him letters asking for greater gun controls in the aftermath of the shooting.

‘We can’t put this off any longer,’ Obama said. ‘When it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us we must act now.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch President Obama introduce a plan to reduce gun violence below:

Obama high-fived children who wrote him letters asking for greater gun controls in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook ElementaryObama high-fived children who wrote him letters asking for greater gun controls in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary President Obama unveiled the most sweeping set of gun-control proposals in two decades on WednesdayPresident Obama unveiled the most sweeping set of gun-control proposals in two decades on Wednesday The president hugs eight-year-old Grant Fritz who wrote in a letter to Obama: ‘ Please don’t let people own machine guns or other powerful guns like that’The president hugs eight-year-old Grant Fritz who wrote in a letter to Obama: ' Please don't let people own machine guns or other powerful guns like that'Timing: The executive orders were signed at the same time that gun enthusiasts began stocking up on the latest guns- many parts of which will be banned if passed- at the SHOT Show in Las VegasTiming: The executive orders were signed at the same time that gun enthusiasts began stocking up on the latest guns- many parts of which will be banned if passed- at the SHOT Show in Las VegasPresident Obama signs 23 executive actions, including a directive to improve incentives for states to share information with the background check systemPresident Obama signs 23 executive actions, including a directive to improve incentives for states to share information with the background check systemCalling on Congress to pass a law demanding universal background checks for all gun buyers, he cited reports saying roughly 40 percent of all firearms purchases are completed without the checksCalling on Congress to pass a law demanding universal background checks for all gun buyers, he cited reports saying roughly 40 percent of all firearms purchases are completed without the checks‘If you want to buy a gun… you should at least have to show you are not a felon,’ Obama said'If you want to buy a gun... you should at least have to show you are not a felon,' Obama saidCalling for stricter gun laws: This letter to the president is from Julia, 11, of Washington, D.C.Calling for stricter gun laws: This letter to the president is from Julia, 11, of Washington, D.C.Obama grinned as he walked to the podium to give his address and children who wrote him letters about gun violence look onObama grinned as he walked to the podium to give his address and children who wrote him letters about gun violence look on This photograph was tweeted by @Cameron_Gray from the NRA’s SHOT show in Las Vegas. ‘Huge crowd in front of our @NRANews booth at #SHOTShow watching President Obama’s speech on guns,’ she tweetedThis photograph was tweeted by @Cameron_Gray from the NRA's SHOT show in Las Vegas. 'Huge crowd in front of our @NRANews booth at #SHOTShow watching President Obama's speech on guns,' she tweeted

White House slams gun lobby’s ‘repugnant and cowardly’ ad that calls Obama an ‘elitist hypocrite!’

The National Rifle Association has launched a preemptive attack against President Obama’s unveiling of his gun control plan Wednesday with a new ad that calls him an ‘elitist hypocrite.’ The 30-second ad, released on a website for the NRA’s new ‘Stand and Fight’ campaign, criticizes Obama for using Secret Service protection for his two daughters while he opposes the deployment of armed guards in schools.

‘Are the president’s kids more important than yours?’ the ad’s narrator asks as an image flashes on the screen of a child’s hand holding a lunchbox emblazoned with the presidential seal. ‘Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?’

The ad cuts to a picture of Obama flanked by NBC’s David Gregory, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden.

The narrator continues: ‘Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. Protection for their kids – and gun-free zones for ours.Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the 30-second ad below:

Attack ad: The NRA has launched a preemptive attack against President Obama’s unveiling of his gun control plan Wednesday with a new ad that calls him an ‘elitist hypocrite’Attack ad: The NRA has launched a preemptive attack against President Obama's unveiling of his gun control plan Wednesday with a new ad that calls him an 'elitist hypocrite'Members of the Secret Service surround the First Family as they walk to church in August of 2012. Secret Service protection for the immediate family members of U.S. presidents spans back to 1917Members of the Secret Service surround the First Family as they walk to church in August of 2012. Secret Service protection for the immediate family members of U.S. presidents spans back to 1917The ad asks, ‘Are the president’s kids more important than yours?’The ad asks, 'Are the president's kids more important than yours?'

Happy 49th birthday Michelle! A look at how Mrs Obama became a style icon with substance!

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama, who turned 49 on Thursday, has proven her fashion savvy time and again since she was introduced as first lady in a yellow sheath and coat by Isabel Toledo on Inauguration Day 2009 – so much so that we don’t discuss it nearly as much as we used to.

Four years ago, there was a daily barrage in the media: Jason Wu gown! J. Crew gloves! Jimmy Choo shoes! It remained that way for months and even years. There was the Naeem Khan beaded strapless gown for the first state dinner in the Obama White House, the black racer-back dress by Michael Kors worn in her official portrait.

Her wardrobe for the Obamas’ state visit to England, including the white cross-neck halter gown by Tom Ford she wore to a black-tie event with Queen Elizabeth in London, and the fiery red Alexander McQueen she wore the for the state dinner the Obamas hosted for China generated news around the globe. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Style icon with substance: Michelle Obama regularly makes interesting and diverse fashion choices. In Peter Soronen in May 2010 (left), in Tom Ford in May 2011 (center) and in Alexander McQueen in January 2011 (right)Michelle Obama 49th birthday 1Making a statement: Michelle Obama has proven her fashion savvy time and again since she was introduced as first lady in a yellow sheath and coat by Isabel Toledo on Inauguration Day 2009This Jan. 20, 2009 file photo shows Barack Obama, left, taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts, not seen, as his wife MichelleLow-key glamour: In Barbara Tfank in August 2012 (left), in a J Crew sweater in January 2012 (center) and on January 5 this year in Hawaii boarding Air Force One in a Merona dress from Target with Fitflop sandals (right)Michelle Obama 49th birthday 2Winning look: Michelle Obama in Narciso Rodriguez at the election night rally in Chicago on November 4 2008Michelle Obama

FLOTUS Michelle Obama gets bangs for her 49th birthday!

Trendsetter: Paying homage to the First Lady's birthday haircut, Kelly Ripa, co-host of the morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael, debuted her own set of clip-on bangs this morningWhat did Michelle Obama, who turns 49 today, get for her birthday? Apparently, a whole new hairdo’ and Twitter account. As the First Lady’s office unveiled her new Twitter identity this afternoon, @FLOTUS, the second tweet revealed her new blunt bob, with heavy bangs.

Her new cut, sharper, more sophisticated, comes in the wake of supermodel Karlie Kloss’ new bob, after she cut off seven inches of hair late last year. Dressed in a burnt-red, elbow-sleeved patterned jersey dress, the 49-year-old showed off her new hairstyle, reminiscent of Katie Holmes’ chop in 2008, when she met with Inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall earlier today.

Mrs Obama has always had shoulder length hair, but since her entry into the White House in 2008, she has so far preferred to keep her look loose and flowing – or tied back. The New York Times coined this return to shorter hair, ‘The Karlie,’ last night. So far the response to Mrs Obama’s new do’ has been positive, with thousands of Twitter users agreeing in unison that they ‘love’ her new bangs. In an age of the overused term ‘style icon,’ Mrs Obama proves again she is one of the few modern women to deserve it. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Birthday bangs: The First Lady’s office revealed Michelle Obama’s new blunt bob under her new Twitter identity this afternoon, her 49th birthdayBirthday bangs: The First Lady's office revealed Michelle Obama's new blunt bob under her new Twitter identity this afternoon, her 49th birthdaySharp and short: Her new cut, sharper, more sophisticated, caused a wildfire response yesterday, instantly setting a new trendSharp and short: Her new cut, sharper, more sophisticated, caused a wildfire response yesterday, instantly setting a new trend New year, new look: So far the response to Mrs Obama’s new haircut has been positive, with thousands of Twitter users agreeing in unison that they ‘love’ her new bangsNew year, new look: So far the response to Mrs Obama's new haircut has been positive, with thousands of Twitter users agreeing in unison that they 'love' her new bangs

POTUS and FLOTUS Michelle volunteer on first day of inauguration weekend!

Celebrity friends: Chelsea Clinton, left, gets a hand from Eva Longario, right, at the summit in WashingtonFirst Lady Michelle Obama took her new bangs for a second outing today as she and the President rolled up his sleeves to help paint bookshelves at a run-down Washington school to mark a National Day of Service.

Chelsea Clinton helped kick off President Obama’s three-day inauguration celebration, urging people, at a summit on the National Mall, to participate in volunteer projects, adding that there’s a chain of service that links generations of Americans from all across the country.

Mr and Mrs Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha, joined 500 volunteers to spruce up Burrville Elementary School while Vice President Joe Biden, his wife, Jill, and others members of his family also gave up their time to help others. The 70-year-old spent the morning filling care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas, veterans and first responders at a Unite America in Service event where he charmed other volunteers, one of whom got a kiss on the hand.

Speaking at the summit, Clinton said she was inspired by the volunteer work of her grandmother, Dorothy Rodham, who began as a child volunteer teaching migrant workers English and kept up her volunteer efforts for her entire life.

She said Americans should ask themselves: ‘What are you doing for others.’
‘In my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing,’ she told the crowd. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

All smiles: First lady Michelle Obama jokes with other volunteers as she paints a bookshelfJoking: First lady Michelle Obama jokes with other volunteers as she paints a bookshelfGiving back: At today’s summit, a videotaped message of Michelle Obama, said the volunteers gathered were ‘showing once again that by giving back, we can lift up our fellow citizens and build stronger, healthier communities’Giving back: At today's summit, a videotaped message of Michelle Obama, pictured right, said the volunteers gathered were 'showing once again that by giving back, we can lift up our fellow citizens and build stronger, healthier communities'Rolling up his sleeves: The president, pictured, and his family were helping out at Burrville Elementary School in Washington todayRolling up his sleeves: The president, pictured, and his family were helping out at Burrville Elementary School in Washington todayFirst family: The first family participated in the community service project for the National Day of Service, part of the 57th Presidential InaugurationFirst family: The first family participated in the community service project for the National Day of Service, part of the 57th Presidential InaugurationService: Chelsea Clinton, pictured today in Washington, kicked off President Barack Obama’s inauguration celebrations, promoting a National Day of ServiceService: Chelsea Clinton, pictured today in Washington, kicked off President Barack Obama's inauguration celebrations, promoting a National Day of ServiceInspired: Clinton, pictured, said she was inspired by the volunteer work of her grandmother, Dorothy RodhamInspired: Clinton, pictured, said she was inspired by the volunteer work of her grandmother, Dorothy RodhamSupport: Presidential Inaugural Committee Co-Chair Eva Longoria arrives to speak at a service summit on the National MallSupport: Presidential Inaugural Committee Co-Chair Eva Longoria arrives to speak at a service summit on the National MallHugs: National Day of Service Honorary Chair, Chelsea Clinton, gets a hug from Addison Rose, 8, of WashingtonHugs: National Day of Service Honorary Chair, Chelsea Clinton, gets a hug from Addison Rose, 8, of WashingtonHaving fun: Chelsea Clinton, left, makes cards with children during a National Day of Service event on the National Mall in Washington D.C. todayHaving fun: Chelsea Clinton, left, makes cards with children during a National Day of Service event on the National Mall in Washington D.C. todayWhat a charmer: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, kisses a volunteer’s hand as they help assemble care kits for U.S. military service members and veterans at a Unite America in Service eventWhat a charmer: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, kisses a volunteer's handVolunteers: Vice President Joe Biden, pictured, his wife, Jill, and others members of his family spent the morning filling care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas, veterans and first respondersVolunteers: Vice President Joe Biden, pictured, his wife, Jill, and others members of his family spent the morning filling care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas, veterans and first respondersHelp: Volunteers are organizing service events in all 50 states for the day of service, which Obama created in 2009Help: Volunteers are organizing service events in all 50 states for the day of service, which Obama created in 2009

Rupert Murdoch on 400lb woman who fell through sidewalk in NYC: ‘How did she get to 400 lbs? Welfare, stamps, etc?’

Controversial: Rupert Murdoch commented on the woman's accident in New York Rupert Murdoch today sparked anger by mocking the 400lb woman who fell through the sidewalk in New York City. Ulanda Williams, 31, was hospitalized on Friday with a broken arm after falling through the concrete as she attempted to shelter from the rain outside a restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The media mogul took to his Twitter yesterday writing: ‘How did fat lady who fell thru street get to 400 lbs? Welfare, stamps, etc? Then leave us all with 20yrs immense health bills.’

But the statement angered some of his 394,446 followers on the social networking site.  ‘Only poor ppl are fat? Escape your bubble,’ wrote @axk.

@drgrist responded saying: ‘You probably should have kept that one between you and your therapist.’

‘It’s not the food stamps, it’s the limited purchase power they afford and the food they’re allowed to buy’, wrote @murtaug.

The billionaire later wrote: ‘Did not mean to be unsympathetic to 400 lb lady, but fact remains unhealthy eating by rich and poor driving up premiums for all.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Williams ended up in the basement of a New York restaurant after the sidewalk collapsed beneath herWilliams ended up in the basement of a New York restaurant after the sidewalk collapsed beneath herControversial: Rupert Murdoch has caused anger by mocking a 300-pound plus who fell through the sidewalk in New York CityRupert Murdoch has caused anger by mocking a 300-pound plus who fell through the sidewalk in New York City.Retract: After a barrage of abusive comments the media mogul appeared to retract his comment slightlyRetract: After a barrage of abusive comments the media mogul appeared to retract his comment slightly Emergency Medical Services and the Fire Department were called to the scene and the woman was eventually pulled out of the holeEmergency Medical Services and the Fire Department were called to the scene and the woman was eventually pulled out of the holeWilliams fell seven foot into the basement of the Atomic Wings restaurant. Her subway card can be seen sitting beside the holeWilliams fell seven foot into the basement of the Atomic Wings restaurant. Her subway card can be seen sitting beside the holeAuthorities were able to fish Williams out of the basement with a ‘high angle rescue unit’, which resembles a crane with cargo nettingAuthorities were able to fish Williams out of the basement with a 'high angle rescue unit', which resembles a crane with cargo nettingThe incident happened outside the Atomic Wings restaurant at the Blue Room Grill on the corner of East 60th Street and 2nd AvenueThe incident happened outside the Atomic Wings restaurant at the Blue Room Grill on the corner of East 60th Street and 2nd Avenue

Coco Austin highlights her hourglass curves at Martial Arts Awards in Las Vegas!

Coco Austin’s dress fit her like second skin. The Peepshow newcomer gave quite a performance when she stepped out to attend the 5th Annual Mixed Martial Arts Awards in Las Vegas on Friday night. How the buxom blonde managed to squeeze her ample figure into that skintight black number is anyone’s guess.

Coco paired the dress that looked painted on with ankle-strap stiletto heels, while accentuating her full pout with hot pink lipstick. Coco, the wife of rapper-turned-actor Ice-T, loved the attention her outfit got her. The 33-year-old Los Angeles native preened and posed in every direction to afford everyone a good view of her bare back and softly padded backside.

Coco began her stint in the Sin City adult revue show Peepshow in December, taking over from a heavily pregnant Holly Madison. Her debut performance, however, was missed by her 54-year-old husband, as revealed on a recent episode of their hit reality show Ice Loves Coco. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Proud of her curves: Coco Austin, star of Peepshow, showed off her hourglass figure in a skintight black dress as she attended the Martial Arts Awards in Las Vegas on FridayProud of her curves: Coco Austin, star of Peepshow, showed off her hourglass figure in a skintight black dress as she attended the Martial Arts Awards in Las Vegas on FridaySneak peek: Coco showed off her bare back through a cut out in her black dressSneak peek: Coco showed off her bare back through a cut out in her black dressLoves the spotlight: Coco would love to continue starring in Peepshow after her contracted run ends on March 15, if she gets time to visit her husband Ice-T back east that isLoves the spotlight: Coco would love to continue starring in Peepshow after her contracted run ends on March 15, if she gets time to visit her husband Ice-T back east that isStill going strong: Coco and Ice rang in the New Year at LAX Nightclub at the Luxor in Las VegasStill going strong: Coco and Ice rang in the New Year at LAX Nightclub at the Luxor in Las Vegas

Lookbook: Prabal Gurung launches collection for Target…

Prabal Gurung recently launched its 80+ piece collection for Target. It’s one of the most anticipated collaborations since Missoni, and those curious can finally see the collection.

The prismatic pigments of this collection are the most standout feature, plus, when it comes to accessories, Mr. Gurung doesn’t disappoint — we’re pining for the crystal teardrop necklaces and earrings. Visit Refinery29.com to view the full collection…

Prabal Gurung for Target Short-sleeve dress in First Date print and black, $39.99; miniaudiere in Nolita print, $34.99; floral necklace, $39.99; crystal teardrop pendant necklace, $19.99; wedge sandals in Apple red, $29.99, available at TargetPrabal Gurung for Target 1Prabal Gurung for Target Leather jacket in Dresden blue, $199.99; sleeveless tee in First Date print, $26.99; pleated skirt in Nolita print, $29.99; flat sandals, $29.99, available at TargetPrabal Gurung for Target 2Prabal Gurung for Target Dress with full skirt in Floral Crush print, $49.99; ankle-strap pumps in Sulfur Spring, $39.99, available at TargetPrabal Gurung for Target 3Prabal Gurung for Target Short-sleeve dress in Calypso coral/Atlantis, $39.99; miniaudiere in Nolita print, $34.99; ankle-strap pumps in Dresden blue, $39.99, available at TargetPrabal Gurung for Target 4

Spotted: Charlize Theron, Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson and Robin Thicke catch a Lakers game…

Eye on the ball: The 37-year-old actress rarely chatted with her mum as she watched in horrorCheer up guys, it’s only a game. Charlize Theron, Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson and singer Robin Thicke were quite the unhappy bunch sitting court side as the Lakers cruised toward another loss at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Dressed in a red hoodie and corduroys, Adam sat aside the Lakers die hard, who’s sat through enough losses to know how to keep his displeasure to himself. The Just Go With It funnyman, on the other hand, looked like he was taking a pass as new coach Mike D’Antoni’s job, waving and shouting at the players as they trounced back and forth on the floor.

And Charlize looked completely miserable herself, slouching back in her seat as she perhaps reconsidered spending her night cheering on the ever failing team. With her mother Gerda by her side, Charlize kept casual in a denim jacket and black jeans with nude booties. Also catching the game was singer Robin Thicke and his adorable 2-year old son Julian. As for the actual game, the Lakers were flattened by the Oklahoma City Thunder, defeated by a double-digit margin of 116-101. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bleak beauties: Charlize Theron and her mother Gerda looked miserable as they watched the Lakers cruise to a double-digit loss at Staples Center in Los Angeles on FridayBleak beauties: Charlize Theron and her mother Gerda looked miserable as they watched the Lakers cruise to a double-digit loss at Staples Center in Los Angeles on FridayCheer up, Charlize: The South African beauty rarely misses a game when she’s in townCheer up, Charlize: The South African beauty rarely misses a game when she's in townJack and Adam: The Mr. Deeds funnyman sat alongside the Laker’s number 1 fanJack and Adam: The Mr. Deeds funnyman sat alongside the Laker's number 1 fanAnger management: The laughter quickly turned sour as the game went onAnger management: The laughter quickly turned sour as the game went onMaybe he’ll coach next? Adam looked like he was competing for the job held by new coach Mike D’AntoniMaybe he'll coach next? Adam looked like he was competing for the job held by new coach Mike D'AntoniYeah dad, let’s go watch the Lakers play. Julian Fuego looked excited to be going out with his dadRobin Thick and son Julian Fuego at Lakers Game Jan 11 2013 1Dad, let me explain the game to you: Robin listens intently to his toddlerRobin Thick and son Julian Fuego at Lakers Game Jan 11 2013 4No sign of momma Paula: Robin and son Fuego watched the game solo without actress Paula PattonRobin Thick and son Julian Fuego at Lakers Game Jan 11 2013 2Leaving: Since the Lakers dissappointed their fans, Robin and his son call it a dayRobin Thick and son Julian Fuego at Lakers Game Jan 11 2013 3

Busy Heidi Klum is low-key on coffee run with boyfriend Martin Kristen and her kids…

Need a pick-me-up: The 39-year-old carried daughter Lou after fetching her a drinkIt may be awards season but some celebrities are still making time for downtime with the family. Heidi Klum proved just that as she stepped out with her brood on Saturday in Brentwood, California. The 39-year-old looked rather dressed down compared to her recent appearance on the red carpet just three days before.

She donned a loose and long black dress with zigzag cut over a pair of jeans and boots, covering up even more with an oversize zip up coat. She wore aviator sunglasses to shield her eyes from the sun and kept her head warm in a diamante encrusted hat.

Letting her unstyled blonde locks hang loosely, she was out and about with her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen plus her children, Lou, Leni, and Johan. The clan made a stop for morning drinks from Starbucks and Heidi stayed close to Lou as they walked back to the car while Martin led the way carrying their purchases from the café.

Heidi’s look is a far cry from her glamorous gown at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday. The supermodel parent dressed her little girl in a cozy pink printed ensemble with UGG boots and woolly hat with furry bobble. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Family outing: Heidi Klum was spotted with Martin Kristen and her kids at Starbucks in Brentwood, CaliforniaFamily outing: Heidi Klum was spotted with Martin Kristen and her kids at Starbucks in Brentwood, CaliforniaSimple star: Heidi donned casual clothing for the Saturday morning offSimple star: Heidi donned casual clothing for the Saturday morning off Casual clothing: The children appeared to be in their pyjamas for the Saturday outingCasual clothing: The children appeared to be in their pyjamas for the Saturday outingThe right balance: Heidi has been juggling motherhood with her awards seasonThe right balance: Heidi has been juggling motherhood with her awards seasonModel mother: She got glammed up for the 39th Annual People’s Choice Awards earlier this weekModel mother: She got glammed up for the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards earlier this week

Bill Bradley to give away George Lucas bride Mellody Hobson at couple’s wedding…

Basketball legend and former politician Bill Bradley will walk George Lucas bride Mellody Hobson down the aisleWhen filmmaker legend George Lucas marries fiance Mellody Hobson, the bride will be given away by someone very unexpected: former New Jersey senator and basketball hall of famer Bill Bradley. The Chicago Tribune reported that Hobson, a 43-year-old Chicago businesswoman, announced the news while addressing a crowd at the headquarters of Groupon.

‘Bill is walking me down the aisle,’ the president of Chicago-based investment management firm, Ariel Investments LLC, said Thursday.

After Hobson’s Star Wars creator partner, 68, popped the question recently, Hobson said she knew immediately she wanted to get Bradley involved.

‘I told him, “Hey! You’ve got a job to do!”‘ she said. ‘He started crying.’ 

Hobson said she first met the Olympian, former senator, and former Democratic presidential candidate at the age of 17 when Bradley helped convince the burgeoning businesswoman to attend Princeton, his own alma mater, over Harvard. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Interesting choice: Mellody Hobson, pictured here with husband-to-be George Lucas, will be walked down the aisle by politician/basketball great Bill BradleyInteresting choice: Mellody Hobson, pictured here with husband-to-be George Lucas, will be walked down the aisle by politician/basketball great Bill Bradley

Kim Kardashian covers up billowy shirt and baggy pants as she jets into Los Angeles…

Dowdy: Kim's outfit consisted of a grey overcoat, pin-striped blue blouse and black trousers, but the peek-a-boo black heels were one bright spotIt seems Kim Kardashian is trading her sexy outfits baggier clothes as her baby bump begins to take form. The self-styled fashionista is usually happy to flaunt her curves in the finest clothes that money can buy, but that wasn’t the case when she arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday.

Kim, who is believed to be about three months pregnant with boyfriend Kanye West’s child, was virtually make-up free as she strolled wordlessly through the airport in a grey coat and a loose blue pin-striped shirt.

The girl who seems to have everything matched her plain Jane ensemble with simple black pants, brightened by a pair of black peep-toe heels. She wore her long dark hair piled in a simple bun on top of her head. Behind the tinted sunglasses that she wore, Kim looked straight ahead as passers by stopped to stare without even a smile. Perhaps the 32-year-old reality star’s off-color appearance meant that she was missing Kanye already, or she may have simply been making sure she and her bump were comfortable. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Hideaway: Kim Kardashian kept her pregnancy bump under wraps beneath her billowy shirt and baggy pants as she landed in Los AngelesHideaway: Kim Kardashian kept her pregnancy bump under wraps beneath her billowy shirt and baggy trousers as she landed in Los AngelesWhy so blue? Kim was uncharacteristically dour as she walked through LAXWhy so blue? Kim was uncharacteristically dour as she walked through LAXRomantic getaway: Kim and her baby daddy Kanye West enjoyed a two-day stay in Paris, where they spent time on Friday shopping at the Balenciaga shop in Georges V avenueRomantic getaway: Kim and her baby daddy Kanye West enjoyed a two-day stay in Paris, where they spent time on Friday shopping at the Balenciage shop in Georges V avenue

Rashida Jones outshines Salma Hayek in flirty florals at Spirit Awards nominee brunch!

Brunette bombshells: Rashida and Salma managed to stand out in a sea of starsIt looks like rising star Rashida Jones is ready to take her place in the spotlight. The actress outshone the likes of sexpot Salma Hayek on the red carpet of the Film Independent Spirit Awards brunch at Boa restaurant in West Hollywood Saturday.

Both gorgeous women cuddled up to Jeremy Renner at the low-key event, which precedes the IFC televised ceremony happening February 23 on Santa Monica beach, who along with and Hayek was there to announce the winners of several film-making grants.

Jones, who’s nominated with Will McCormack for the Celeste and Jesse Forever screenplay, looked absolutely gorgeous in her sheer black floral dress. Speaking of which, Celeste and Jesse Forever star and SNL favorite Andy Samberg is set to host the 28th annual Spirit Awards luncheon next month. The Parks and Recreation actress finished her elegant look off with side-swept hair and metallic strappy stilettos.

The 36-year-old funny woman was brought up around the film and music industry thanks to her parents – producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Lucky guy: Rashida got cozy with actor Jeremy Renner on the red carpet of the event at Boa restaurant in West Hollywood SaturdayLucky guy: Rashida got cosy with actor Jeremy Renner on the red carpet of the event at Boa restaurant in West Hollywood SaturdayCelebrity emcees: Renner and Hayek were at the event, which precedes the IFC televised ceremony happening February 23, to announce the winners of several filmmaking grantsCelebrity emcees: Renner and Hayek were at the event, which precedes the IFC televised ceremony happening February 23, to annouce the winners of several filmmaking grantsWinter fashion: The actress donned a cute jumper dress to the event in West Hollywood, CaliforniaWinter fashion: The actress donned a cute jumper dress to the event in West Hollywood, CaliforniaEarly success: The youngster is only nine years oldEarly success: The youngster is only nine years oldBreakthrough star: Quvenzhane accepted the award for Best Young Actor/Actress for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild at the 2013 Critics’ Choice AwardsBreakthrough star: Quvenzhane accepted the award for Best Young Actor/Actress for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild at the 2013 Critics' Choice AwardsMaking friends: Mary Elizabeth was enamored with young Quvenzhane and wrapped her in a big bear hugMaking friends: Mary Elizabeth was enamoured with young Quvenzhane and wrapped her in a big bear hugHer biggest fan: Jack Black gave the Best Actress nominee a high five with each handHer biggest fan: Jack Black gave the Best Actress nominee a high five with each hand

Diddy and girlfriend Cassie go house hunting and engage in a bidding battle with Jerry Bruckheimer for historic $24.5 million Beverly Hills mansion…

It sounds like the script for a Hollywood movie. So no doubt Jerry Bruckheimer will give a wry smile when he finds out he may have to outbid hip hop mogul Diddy if he wants to buy his dream house. The jolly rapper was spotted being given a tour of the $24.5 million Beverly Hills mansion with his rumored girlfriend Cassie Ventura.

The historic house, which sits on two acres, was originally owned by Harry Cohn, the legendary founder of Columbia Pictures. In more recent years it functioned as the home of Guess? founder Georges Marciano, and is being sold of as part of his bankruptcy proceedings.

It was put on the market for $24.5 million, but film-maker Jerry has reportedly had a $23 million offer accepted. And Diddy may decide he does not want to lose face by being outbid for the seven bedroom property. He certainly has the resources to make a successful bid, as the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy has been estimated to have a new worth of $550 million by Forbes. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Battle stations: Diddy has been spotted taking a tour of a $24.5 million property in Beverly Hills with an estate agent this week, but Jerry Bruckheimer also wants to buy itBattle stations: Diddy has been spotted taking a tour of a $24.5million property in Beverly Hills with an estate agent this week, but Jerry Bruckheimer also wants to buy itAre you sitting comfortably: He would surely enjoy living in the mansion built by the legendary founder of Columbia Pictures Harry CohnAre you sitting comfortably: He would surely enjoy living in the mansion built by the legendary founder of Columbia Pictures Harry Cohn Check it out: A man of Diddy’s taste will have surely been impressed with the majestic entrywayCheck it out: A man of Diddy's taste will have surely been impressed with the majestic entrywayStorage space: The hip hop mogul could store his collection of rare Notorious B.I.G records hereStorage space: The hip hop mogul could store his collection of rare Notorious B.I.G records hereNational treasure: Some may think Jerry would be a better steward for such an historic Hollywood homeNational treasure: Some may think Jerry would be a better steward for such an historic Hollywood homeMajestic: The stairway is one of the most impressive parts of the wondrous Beverly Hills mansionMajestic: The stairway is one of the most impressive parts of the wondrous Beverly Hills mansionPerfect place to store the Combs: Diddy would have no excuse for being badly groomed if he had this bathroomPerfect place to store the Combs: Diddy would have no excuse for being badly groomed if he had this bathroomTop fun: Jerry would have a great time watching some of his classics in this fabulously ornate viewing roomTop fun: Jerry would have a great time watching some of his classics in this fabulously ornate viewing roomBed boy for life: The rapper will have a bedroom worthy of the title if he obtains the spacious homeBed boy for life: The rapper will have a bedroom worthy of the title if he obtains the spacious homeGrounds for celebration: Jerry will be able to reflect on his success while getting in some exercise on the two acre estateGrounds for celebration: Jerry will be able to reflect on his success while getting in some exercise on the two acre estateAttack of the Diddy men: The father-of-five could have some epic matches with his boys on the tennis courtAttack of the Diddy men: The father-of-five could have some epic matches with his boys on the tennis courtBeverly Hills plop: Jerry will be able to stage diving competitions in the picturesque swimming poolBeverly Hills plop: Jerry will be able to stage diving competitions in the picturesque swimming poolMaking a run for it: Perhaps Diddy was in a rush as he did not want his girlfriend Cassie to talk him into getting into a bidding war as they jogged in Beverly Hills on SaturdayMaking a run for it: Perhaps Diddy was in a rush as he did not want his girlfriend Cassie to talk him into getting into a bidding war as they jogged in Beverly Hills on SaturdayIs the house search an indication of an upcoming engagement/wedding for Diddy and Cassie?Diddy and Cassie

Halle Berry puts on a racy display in a revealing dress at BET Honors bash!

Flesh on parade: Gabrielle Union and Halle Berry showed some skin at the BET Honors in Washington on SaturdayIt may still be the winter season but apparently that hasn’t put the stars off revealing plenty of flesh on the red carpet. Halle Berry and Gabrielle Union both stunned at the BET Honors event, many thanks to their flesh-baring outfits. Halle, 46, allowed her décolletage to be envied as she stepped out in a gown which provided more than enough cleavage.

She ignored any fashion rules and coordinated hues of the item with the ground she was standing on in metallic peep toe heels. Eager to show off her footwear and equally eye-catching pin, Halle’s frock featured a high split which her leg popped through.

Her spiked up blonde-tipped hair added to the actress’ fiery look as she appeared at the bash sponsored by Pantene at Warner Theater in Washington DC. The Award For Service recipient wasn’t the only attendee to show a lot of skin.

Bring It On star Gabrielle Union went beyond the average keyhole size cut-out that some stylish ladies like to wear and donned an olive green number with a gaping hole in the chest area. The belted floor-length dress was teamed with a two chunky gold bracelets on her wrist and Gabrielle left her shiny black locks down for the occasion. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Breaking the rules: Berry’s gown was the same color as the carpet at the Pantene-sponsored event at Warner TheaterBreaking the rules: Berry's gownwas the same colour as the carpet at the Pantene-sponsored event at Warner Theatre The real Biracial Stars of Hollywood: Alicia Keys stepped out with the actressStar pals: Alicia Keys stepped out with the actressRed hot honoree: Halle flaunted both cleavage and her leg as she posed with Louis CarrRed hot honouree: Halle flaunted both cleavage and her leg as she posed with Louis Carr Chest is best: Union donned a daring olive gownChest is best: Union donned a daring olive gownRacy lady: The emcee’s dress also featured a dip at the backRacy lady: The emcee's dress also featured a dip at the back All white on the night: The presenter was present at the Debra Lee Pre-Dinner for the BET event at The Library of Congress only the evening beforeAll white on the night: The presenter was present at the Debra Lee Pre-Dinner fot the BET event at The Library of Congress only the evening beforeOutfit change: Gabrielle hosted the event and switched into another green frockOutfit change: Gabrielle hosted the event and switched into another green frockSuited and booted: Performers Terry Lewis and Jimmy JamSuited and booted: Terry Lewis and Jimmy JamHonoree: Bishop T.D. Jakes and wife Serita JakesHonouree: Bishop T.D. Jakes and wife Serita Jakes Special guest: Honoree and music entrepreneur Clarence Avant graced the red carpetSpecial guest: Honoree and music entrepreneur Clarence Avant graced the red carpetPicking up her gong: Chaka Khan was honored on stagePicking up her gong: Chaka Khan was honoured on stageGlamour girl: Khan showed up in a glitzy brown gown and fur hand warmerGlamour girl: Khan showed up in a glitzy brown gown and fur hand warmer

Heidi Klum gets her kicks on the soccer field as she challenges her sons to a game…

Heidi Klum could probably beat her boys at their own game. The supermodel proved her prowess on the soccer field when she took her boys for some ball practice on Saturday, and she didn’t even have to suit up. Heidi kicked the soccer ball and threw the football like a pro, even while wearing a bulky black overcoat, jeans, woolly scarf and tall boots.

She certainly inspired her sons Henry and Johan to give it their all on the field in the posh Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Henry was wearing his blue soccer outfit and the doting mother even got down on her knee to tie the laces on his sneakers, even though the seven-year-old must know how to do that himself by now.

Johan was decked out in red shorts, white T-shirt and a red and navy jacket, and was having a great time kicking the ball around while his proud mum watched. Heidi, no doubt, was knowledgeable enough about the game to give Johan some pointers too. The happy display showed that it may be awards season but some celebrities are still making time for downtime with the family. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Kick it out! Heidi Klum took her boys Henry and Johan to play soccer in Brentwood, and got some kicks in on the field tooKick it out! Heidi Klum took her boys Henry and Johan to play soccer in Brentwood, and got some kicks in on the field tooStaying hydrated: While Heidi stayed warm in her bulky coat, Johan quenched his thirst with a cool drinkStaying hydrated: While Heidi stayed warm in her bulky coat, Johan quenched his thirst with a cool drinkShe’s tosses too: Heidi proved her might with the football as well, getting ready to throw it farShe's tosses too: Heidi proved her might with the football as well, getting ready to throw it farDoting mum: Heidi got down on bended knee to tie the laces of Henry’s sneakers, which was nice of herDoting mum: Heidi got down on bended knee to tie the laces of Henry's trainers, which was nice of herGot it made! Johan made an exciting play for the ball with Heidi cheering from the sidelinesGot it made! Johan made an exciting play for the ball with Heidi cheering from the sidelinesGame over: After another eventful day, Heidi took her tired boys homeGame over: After another eventful day, Heidi took her tired boys home

Ashley Madekwe looks stunning in floor-sweeping gown at Art of Elysium 6th Annual Heaven Gala…

Going for gold: Revenge star Ashley Madekwe wowed in her backless gold beaded dress for the occasionNot only were there a host of famous faces due to attend, but the event was happening smack bang in the middle of awards season, so the pressure was on to stand out.

And there were certainly a lot of Hollywood starlets competing for attention at The Art of Elysium’s 6th Annual Heaven Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night, with Mena Suvari, Camilla Belle and Ashley Madekwe leading the way.

It appears the trio had the same idea when it came to how to steal the spotlight, with all three actresses opting for stunning floor-sweeping gowns, complete with lengthy trains, as they posed up for photographers at the event.

American Beauty star Mena opted for a black strapless design by former Project Runway alum Christian Siriano, showcasing her stunning figure in the outfit, which featured sheer fabric to give a hint of skin beneath. John Legend and his beautiful fiance Chrissy Teigen coordinated their outfits, while the model glowed.

But going for a more obvious look, with incredible results, was Revenge star Ashley, who wowed in a jaw-dropping gold beaded outfit, with a large cut-out on the back. Ashley teamed the dress with matching metallic earrings and a clutch bag, wearing her hair up in a chic chignon. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Going for gold: Revenge star Ashley Madekwe looked stunning in her gold beaded dressAshley Madekwe arrives at The Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala 1Going gal: Revenge star Ashley Madekwe wowed in her backless gold beaded dress for the occasionAshley Madekwe arrives at The Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala 2Loved up: Newlyweds Ashley Madekwe and husband Iddo Goldberg looked stunning together. The couple tied the knot last summerAshley Madekwe and husband Iddo Goldberg at The Art of Elysium's Heaven GalaMy train’s longer than yours! Mena Suvari led the way for stars in floor-sweeping gowns at The Art of Elysium’s 6th Annual Heaven Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday nightMy train's longer than yours! Mena Suvari led the way for stars in floor-sweeping gowns at The Art of Elysium's 6th Annual Heaven Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday nightStanding out: The Mentalist actress Alicia Witt was another famous face to opt for a dress with a trainStanding out: The Mentalist actress Alicia Witt was another famous face to opt for a dress with a trainAttractive: Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend made for an attractive pairingJohn Legend and Chrissy Teigent at The Art Of Elysium's 6th Annual Black-tie Gala 1Beauty: Chrissy’s makeup was flawless and her gown complimented John’s suitJohn Legend and Chrissy Teigent at The Art Of Elysium's 6th Annual Black-tie Gala 2Checking it out: Kirsten Dunst looked stunning in a brown and white checked Louis Vuitton dressChecking it out: Kirsten Dunst looked stunning in a brown and white checked Louis Vuitton dressBrave choice: Trendsetter Rachel Bilson also opted for a fashion-forward outfit in her pink and black leopard-print gownBrave choice: Trendsetter Rachel Bilson also opted for a fashion-forward outfit in her pink and black leopard-print gownQuiff-tastic: Amber Heard finished off her ensemble by wearing her brunette hair swept up in to a backcombed ‘doQuiff-tastic: Amber Heard finished off her ensemble by wearing her brunette hair swept up in to a backcombed 'doPurple princess: Kelly Osbourne sported an unusual top knot hairdo and a flared purple patterned dressPurple princess: Kelly Osbourne sported an unusual top knot hairdo and a flared purple patterned dressGreen goddess: Anna Kendrick also opted for a green outfit, in a cute green satin minidressGreen goddess: Anna Kendrick also opted for a green outfit, in a cute green satin minidress

The picture of motherhood! Charlize Theron keeps her baby boy wrapped up in her arms…

Destiny: As an eight year old, Charlise said to her mother that she would adopt a baby when she was olderFacing motherhood alone is a daunting task for any woman, but Charlize Theron has clearly settled into life as a single parent well, and obviously prefers to keep her baby as close to her as possible. Cradling baby Jackson in her arms, the actress looked maternal whilst her outfit and hairdo was far more androgynous.

Still, she was the perfect picture of a modern mother, doing it alone, and doing it well. On the same day, Charlize met up with Ted star Set MacFarlane at Beverly Hills hotel. The actor – who created Family Guy – will be hosting this year’s Academy Awards ceremony in February.

An Oscar winner herself – Charlize could give Seth a little advice on how to handle the stage, but as a naturally funny guy with critically acclaimed TV shows under his belt, one would assume he’ll know how to work a crowd, especially if it’s made up of celebrities. The Prometheus star announced her adoption news in March and took home Jackson soon after. Her decision to adopt no doubt shocked fans, but apparently Charlize has known she would go down this path to motherhood since she was a little girl. Opening up, the 37-year old has spoken about a letter her mother had found which she had written aged eight. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Darling: Charlize Theron cradles her son Jackson out and about in Beverly HillsDarling: Charlize Theron cradles her son Jackson out and about in Beverly HillsCool: Charlize looks effortlessly stylish in a black jacket, grey pants and a simple white V neck short, not forgetting RayBan wayfarersCool: Charlize looks effortlessly stylish in a black jacket, grey trousers and a simple white V neck short, not forgetting RayBan wayfarersSuits you: The actress’s hair has grown out into a chic style after shaving it for a film roleSuits you: The actress's hair has grown out into a chic style after shaving it for a film roleHug-a-bear: Charlize met up with Ted star Seth MacFarlane later in the dayHug-a-bear: Charlize met up with Ted star Seth MacFarlane later in the dayHost: Seth will be master of ceremonies at this year’s Academy Awards where the South African born actress’s film Snow White and the Huntsman has been nominated for Best Costume DesignHost: Seth will be master of ceremonies at this year's Academy Awards where the South African born actress's film Snow White and the Huntsman has been nominated for Best Costume DesignStar in stripes: Charlize went for a more laid back outfit in the afternoon wearing a thick scarf over a blue jumper and jeansStar in stripes: Charlize went for a more laid back outfit in the afternoon wearing a thick scarf over a blue jumper and jeans

The Saturdays’ Rochelle Wiseman tries to hide her growing baby bump with a billowing scarf…

She may be using the old pros trick of using a scarf to mask her growing bump, but there’s no denying that Rochelle Wiseman is a glowing mother-to-be. The 23-year-old Saturdays star looked chic and stylish as she arrived with her fellow bandmates to attend a business meeting in LA.

Rochelle, Una Healy, Mollie King, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford are currently in the US to promote their new E! TV program, Chasing the Saturdays. The show will follow the girls as they travel round and try to break the tough American market in a similar vein to fellow British pop acts One Direction and The Wanted.

Rochelle has just returned from a belated honeymoon to the Maldives with husband Marvin Humes from JLS. The couple who wed in July last year announced that they were expecting their first baby, due in the summer, in November. She took to Twitter to talk about her struggle with her body clock after landing at LAX airport on Sunday.

She wrote: “I think I may have created my own time zone!! My body has no clue what’s going on lol.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Mum to be: Rochelle Wiseman keeps her bump hidden behind a scarf as she attends a business meeting in LA with her bandmatesMum to be: Rochelle Wiseman keeps her bump hidden behind a scarf as she attends a business meeting in LA with her bandmatesNatural beauty: Frankie Sandford looks her usual immaculate selfNatural beauty: Frankie Sandford looks her usual immaculate selfCutie pie: Vanessa White smiles sweetly for the cameras as she is snapped arriving at a business meeting in LACutie pie: Vanessa White smiles sweetly for the cameras as she is snapped arriving at a business meeting in LA

Madonna drops price of her Beverly Hills mansion for sale by a whopping $5.5 million!

Second property for sale: Madonna lovingly renovated her New York City home After quietly listing her very material mansion for $28 million in March, but failing to get any bites, singer Madonna has dropped the price of the home to $22.5 million.

In another move to show that she’s serious about getting rid of the nine-bedroom property, The Borderline singer is now allowing the home to be listed onto the very public Multiple Listing Service, where both the haves and the have-nots can openly gawk at stunning photos of the property.

Second property for sale: Madonna lovingly renovated her New York City home The French Country-style mansion was previously a pocket listing, meaning the real estate agent was not allowed to advertise to the general public that it was for sale. During the 10 years she has owned it, the 54-year-old pop star rebuilt and expanded the estate. It was completed in 2010. The gabled-roofed estate sits behind gates on 1.17 acres of landscaped grounds.

The compound, accessed by a 500-foot tree-lined driveway, includes the nine-bedroom main house, offices on site for assistants and live in staff, plus two guesthouses. Outside there is a resort-size swimming pool and a tennis court. A famous health and exercise fan, there is a two-story dining room and a gym. There’s also a theater/screening room, an art studio, a bar and 17,000 square feet of living space.

Meanwhile, Madonna also wants to sell her big New York City house….Her Manhattan abode hit the market in November at a cool price tag of $23.5 million. Madonna, who still has many properties around the world, including a home in London, has not said why she wants to dump two of the largest jewels in her real estate portfolio. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Downsizing: Madonna, seen here in New York on May 2, 2011, owns property around the world but seems to want to scale down for the momentDownsizing: Madonna, seen here in New York on May 2, 2011, owns property around the world but seems to want to scale down for the moment Not exactly a fire sale: Madonna has dropped the price of her Beverly Hills mansion from $28 million to $22.5 millionNot exactly a fire sale: Madonna has dropped the price of her Beverly Hills mansion from $28 million to $22.5 million Room with a view: The Madonna manse has nine-bedrooms plus rooms for live-in helpRoom with a view: The Madonna manse has nine-bedrooms plus rooms for live-in help Two coasts, two homes: Madonna’s duplex on the Upper West Side of New York is also on the marketTwo coasts, two homes: Madonna's duplex on the Upper West Side of New York is also on the market

Chelsee Healey takes a fashion gamble in jumpsuit… and it paid off!

Chelsee Healey is more often criticized than congratulated for her outfit choices, but her fashion gamble paid off on Saturday. Inspired by the disco glam of the seventies, the Waterloo Road actress was able to show off her curves without showing too much skin. Because of the halterneck design, only her back could be seen, creating a more demure image than usual.

Chelsee cinched in her tiny waist with a black and gold belt, and matched the metallic one piece with further gold accessories.  A giant envelope clutch bag, watch, earrings, chain necklace and gold painted nails seemed a little much but, the former Strictly Come Dancing star does love to sparkle. She stood out from her friends who were wearing a mix of pleather leggings, black top and towering heels.

The extra effort in the wardrobe department may be down to Chelsee vowing to get fit for 2013. The 24-year old tweeted: ‘This week I’m going hard in the gym healthy eating, and detox!!! Can’t wait #stamina #healthyliving #feelgood’

So if this is her last night to enjoy a tipple or two, at least she did it in style at Manchester’s Grosvenor Casino. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Midas Touch: Chelsee Healey hit a fashion home run in a metallic jumpsuit on girl’s night outMidas Touch: Chelsee Healey hit a fashion home run in a metallic jumpsuit on girl's night outBringing sexy back: Chelsee works 70s disco glam for her night at Grosvenor CasinoBringing sexy back: Chelsee works 70s disco glam for her night at Grosvenor CasinoStand out: The Waterloo Road actress stood out from her friendsStand out: The Waterloo Road actress stood out from her friendsPoker face: The fashion gamble paid off for Chelsee on Saturday nightPoker face: The fashion gamble paid off for Chelsee on Saturday night

Beautiful: Kim Kardashian slinks into tight pink pencil skirt and matching blouse!

It’s been chilly in Southern California so when Kim Kardashian ventured out for a walk this morning, she threw a woolen peacoat over her shoulders. Though the large, wide-shouldered coat dwarfed the reality star, her curves, especially her growing belly, literally popped out of the picture.

The 32-year-old reality star was a vision in a very light pink, long-sleeved blouse and matching pencil skirt as she visited her family in Calabasas. But the dress barely contained her growing pregnancy curves. Even the wide-shouldered coat, seemingly borrowed from fiance Kayne West, barely fit her middle.

Always the fashion plate, Kim’s light lipstick and the blush on her cheeks matched the color of her dress. Her long locks flowed down her shoulders and back. Accessories were kept to a minimum, with Kim not even bothering with a handbag. She wore a pair of black, low-heeled classic pumps. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

A mysterious glow: Kim Kardashian visited her family in Calabasas, Calif. Sunday morningA mysterious glow: Kim Kardashian visited her family in Calabasas, Calif. this morning Are the ’80s back in? The star sported a pea-coat with very padded shouldersAre the '80s back in? The star sported a pea-coat with very padded shoulders Brrr: It’s been unseasonably cold in Southern California and Kim obviously needed to borrow a garment to keep her warmBrrr: It's been unseasonably cold in Southern California and Kim obviously needed to borrow a garment to keep her warm

Lookbook: Thom Brown pre-Fall 2013…

Thom Brown’s ageless line is consistent with its expert tailoring and neutral color palette but truly plays to the woman of any age — with full-skirted party dresses, classic coats, schoolboy-inspired blazers, and ties that are paired with both miniskirts and shirtdresses. This tomboy-tinged collection may be classic but it’s anything but dull. View refinery29 to view the full 2013 pre-Fall collection…Thom Brown pre-Fall 2013 1

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Lenny Kravitz and Charlotte Free model ‘Eleven  Paris’ new collection…

Punk meets rock n'roll: Singer Lenny Kravitz models Eleven Paris's men's SS13 collection while Charlotte Free's pink hair is perfect with the women's rangeHe’s the rock star known for his cool style and attitude so when French fashion brand Eleven Paris hired Lenny Kravitz to model their Spring/Summer collection, they needed a female star to match.

And they found an American Woman who can hold her own in the style stakes besides Kravitz in the form of Charlotte Free, who took the fashion world by storm last year with her quirky pink hair and striking look.

The face of Maybelline, she has graced Vogue covers and designer catwalks and now fronts Eleven Paris’ ten year anniversary campaign with Kravitz. The pair were flown to Miami for the shoot and model the brand’s spring/summer collection that focuses on off-white shades mixed with citrus hues in the male and female ranges.

Glittery, embroidered embellishment add interesting detail to items in the collection ‘pour femme’. The brand said they were looking to create a modern and cosmopolitan style with their latest collection. It’s not the first time a Kravitz has worked with Eleven Paris as Lenny’s daughter, Zoe featured in their spring/summer campaign in 2011. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Singer Lenny Kravitz models Eleven Paris’s men’s SS13 collectionEleven Paris Lenny KravitzCool in the sun: The pair were flown to Miami for the shoot that celebrates the French fashion brand’s tenth anniversaryCool in the sun: The pair were flown to Miami for the shoot that celebrates the French fashion brand's tenth anniversaryPunk: Charlotte Free’s pink hair is perfect with the women’s rangeEleven Paris Charlotte FreeKeeping it in the family: Lenny’s daughter Zoe has previously modelled for Eleven ParisKeeping it in the family: Lenny's daughter Zoe has previously modelled for Eleven ParisPerfect: Zoe Kravitz gave the campaign a needed grittynessEleven Paris Zoe Kravitz and Ash Stymest

Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki has stand-off with security guard during video review!

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki has been down in the dumps a bit lately, wondering aloud whether the Mavericks will be players in free agency, prompting owner Mark Cuban to publicly assure his franchise forward that he wouldn’t be traded.

So it’s good to see Nowitzki back to his jovial self in this hilarious video from Dallas’ 117-112 overtime victory over Sacramento on Thursday. With the Mavericks leading 100-98 with less than a minute remaining in regulation, the three referees gathered around courtside video monitors to conduct an official review.

Nowitzki wanted to poke his head into the group, perhaps to get a look at how the replay would fall or to conduct a little gamesmanship given the tight time/score situation. Unfortunately for Dirk Nowitzki, who wed his beautiful biracial Kenyan bride Jessica Olsson in July of last year, two Sleep Train Arena security guards were assigned to create a buffer between the officials and the players, and one of the security guards got the unenviable task of staying between Nowitzki and the referees as he non-violently tried to wind his way towards the officials. Visit NBA to continue reading… 

Watch a clip from the incident below:

Interracial love: Dirk and his bride Jessica Olsson at the 2011 ESPY AwardsDirk Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson at the 2011 ESPY AwardsTraditional wedding: Dirk travelled with his bride to Kenya for their traditional wedding. Jessica is of biracial Swede and Kenyan descentDancing time: Doing a traditional danceThe bride engages in part of the traditional wedding ritesBeauty: Dirk has good taste as his bride is stunning

Lookbook: Tibi pre-Fall 2013…

With fresh iterations on old ’80s favorites, Tibi pre-fall ’13 can be seen as an exercise in making new fashion friends while still keeping up with the old crew. There are wider-than-your-average shoulders, color-blocked dresses, and decidedly geometric angles, but the collection also boasts painted skyline prints, (actually) flattering bermuda shorts, and leather skirts that can be casual, too.

In short: Tibi’s wear-it-everywhere ease mixed with an eye on streamlined shapes and uptown sophistication is back at it again —  except this time dancing to Robyn. Dance-floor high fives all around. Visit Refinery29 to view the full 2013 collection…Tibi pre Fall 2013 1

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Halle Berry relaxes in baggy jumper after Golden Globes awards…

Back in her scruffs: Halle still looked incredible smart in her casual wear The Cloud Atlas actress slipped on a pair of sky-high nude Louboutin pumps and some Madstone earrings and metal bangles to complete her pink and taupe diaphanous look. So it was no doubt a relief for the mother-of-one to slip into a baggy – almost poncho style – jumper to drop her four-year-old Nahla off at school.

But she still looked chic in the glamorous wool item; which she paired with Maharishi pants and smart black boots. A final decision is imminent on her bitter custody battle with Gabriel Aubry, Nahla’s father. The 46-year-old and French actor Olivier are trying to move to Paris with Nahla. However model Gabriel, 37, is dead against it and it is just a matter of days before they will find out what decision a judge came to regarding Halle’s emigration plans. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Comfy morning after: Halle Berry was trussed up to the nines at the Golden Globes on Sunday night but as she dropped Nahla at school on Monday morning… she was wrapped in a jumperComfy morning after: Halle Berry was trussed up to the nines at the Golden Globes on Sunday night but as she dropped Nahla at school on Monday morning... she was wrapped in a jumper Not a good look: Halle’s Versace dress showed off her wonderful figure but wasn’t a winner in the style stakesNot a good look: Halle's Versace dress showed off her wonderful figure but wasn't a winner in the style stakes Too much: The wild dress had too much going on even on HalleToo much: The wild dress had too much going on and looked a little tacky; even on Halle

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi reveals ‘cleansing juice’ she drinks before EVERY meal…

New year health kick: Padma Lakshmi, a self-confessed food enthusiast, has revealed the secret behind her healthy and toned figure; a juice cleanse and egg whitesPadma Lakshmi, a self-confessed food enthusiast, has revealed the secret behind her healthy and toned figure. The 42-year-old host of Top Chef uploaded personal recipes to her official blog today which she called ‘a few healthy habits.’

On padmalakshmi.com, the former model and Easy Exotic cookbook author revealed: ‘Before each meal, I drink a tall glass of my cleansing juice to jump-start my metabolism.’

Her recipe included: ‘Simply combine 2 ounces of pure, unsweetened cranberry juice, 6 ounces of water, and 1 packet of Emergen-C in the flavor of your choice.

‘While I don’t necessarily believe in pure juice cleanses, this recipe helps me stay on track.’

She also admitted to sipping on green tea ‘all day long’.

‘From a big mug without sweetener, averaging around five cups a day minimum,’ she clarified.

The former wife of Salman Rushdie added that she eats ‘breakfast every single day.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She’s what you call a top chef! Padma Lakshmi showed off her stunning bikini body in a tiny blue two-piece as she frolicked int the surf in Miami last yearShe's what you call a top chef! Padma Lakshmi showed off her stunning bikini body in a tiny blue two-piece as she frolicked int the surf in Miami earlier this monthTop Chef: The host has admitted in the past that she can gain between 10 and 15lbs during filming of Top ChefHow does she do it? Padma has admitted in the past that she can gain between 10 and 15lbs during a season filming Top Chef

Heavily pregnant Amber Rose proudly displays her huge baby bump in tight Lycra as she heads to the nail salon…

Ready to pop: Amber is due to give birth in a matter of weeks She hasn’t got long to go in her pregnancy and it clearly shows.

Heavily pregnant Amber Rose was simply blossoming as she headed out for a relaxing day of pampering on Monday. The 29-year-old proudly showed off her huge baby bump in clinging Lycra workout attire as she went to a nail and hair salon in Los Angeles.

The glowing model displayed her large belly in a tight black T-shirt which she paired with matching leggings and a pink leather motorcycle jacket. The causally-dressed star wore comfortable blue and white striped sequined flats and a Mickey Mouse baseball cap on her head.

Amber jazzed up her ensemble by opting to get her talons painted in a bright orange color. And the fiancee of Wiz Khalifa is clearly benefiting from the pregnancy glow as her complexion looked flawless with barely any make-up applied. Amber is clearly noticing just how big she is getting as she gets further and further into her pregnancy. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Blossoming: Amber Rose proudly showed off her huge baby bump in clinging Lycra workout attire as she went to a nail and hair salon in Los Angeles on MondayBlossoming: Amber Rose proudly showed off her huge baby bump in clinging Lycra workout attire as she went to a nail and hair salon in Los Angeles on Monday Pretty in pink: The glowing model displayed her large belly in a tight black T-shirt which she paired with matching leggings and a pink leather motorcycle jacketPretty in pink: The glowing model displayed her large belly in a tight black T-shirt which she paired with matching leggings and a pink leather motorcycle jacket Glowing: The fiancee of rapper Wiz Khalifa is clearly benefitting from the pregnancy glow as her complexion looked flawless with barely any make-up appliedGlowing: The fiancee of rapper Wiz Khalifa is clearly benefitting from the pregnancy glow as her complexion looked flawless with barely any make-up applied Getting prepped: Amber is certainly getting ready for the arrival of her first son with the rapper, on Monday she told her fans that she had begun her home birthing classesGetting prepped: Amber is certainly getting ready for the arrival of her first son with the rapper, yesterday she told her fans that she had begun her home birthing classes Reflection: Last week Amber posted pictures on her Twitter page of before she was pregnant, marvelling at how flat her belly wasReflection: Last week Amber posted pictures on her Twitter page of before she was pregnant, marvelling at how flat her belly was Close to three months: She also added a snap of herself when she was 12 weeks pregnantClose to three months: She also added a snap of herself when she was 12 weeks pregnant

The Saturdays give a very leggy performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

Busy bees: Rochelle, who was dressed causally and Una, who looked great in a play-suit, were spotted leaving their hotel on MondayThey’ve already got one foot on the ladder of success in America due to their upcoming reality TV show. And on Monday evening The Saturdays took the next step towards domination as they performed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Clearly trying to make an impact Stateside the group all showed off a lot a leg as they took to the stage on the hugely popular show. Performing their latest single What About Us the women strutted their stuff, showcasing their amazing figures. Frankie Sandford and Mollie King were the most daring in their outfits opting for black hotpants, making the most of their long legs.

New mum Una Healy wasn’t far behind in a pair of very short khaki shorts, while Vanessa White kept within the color code theme in small khaki kilt. Pregnant Rochelle Wiseman gave away no sign of her baby bump in a short dress which she wore with a sleeveless denim waistcoat. The audience were treated to a full view of their pins and bottoms as they performed their routine. The landmark performance of their career happened to fall on the same day as Frankie’s birthday. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Making it: The Saturdays performed their new single on The Tonight Show On Jay Leno on Monday eveningMaking it: The Saturdays performed their new single on The Tonight Show On Jay Leno on Monday evening Super short: All of the band made sure their legs were out for their performanceSuper short: All of the band made sure their legs were out for their performance Hot pants: Frankie and Mollie opted to wear hot pants showing off their great legsHot pants: Frankie and Mollie opted to wear hot pants showing off their great legs Bombshell: Mollie King wowed in the khaki color scheme while her hair looked particularly voluminousBombshell: Mollie King wowed in the khaki colour scheme while her hair looked particularly voluminous Glitzy: New mum Una made sure she stood out in a glamorous top for the performanceGlitzy: New mum Una made sure she stood out in a glamorous top for the performance Covered up: Rochelle, who is expecting her first child, kept her bump hidden in a loose fitting dressCovered up: Rochelle, who is expecting her first child, kept her bump hidden in a loose fitting dress Ahoy there: The band performed an energetic routine for the show as they sang What About UsAhoy there: The band performed an energetic routine for the show as they sang What About Us Sheer: Frankie showed off her slim figure in a sheer shirt worn over a crop topSheer: Frankie showed off her slim figure in a sheer shirt worn over a crop top Excited: The group were very excited to be performing on the famous show and to get a chance to meet Jay LenoExcited: The group were very excited to be performing on the famous show and to get a chance to meet Jay Leno Double celebration: It was also Frankie’s birthday on Monday which gave the girls even more reason to celebrateDouble celebration: It was also Frankie's birthday on Monday which gave the girls even more reason to celebrate Reality stars: The Saturdays have filmed a reality show called Chasing The Saturdays which airs soonReality stars: The Saturdays have filmed a reality show called Chasing The Saturdays which airs soon

Spotted: Sad looking Zoe Saldana heading to the gym…

The before and after: The 34-year-old actress tied back her long hair into a bun after a hard workoutNo doubt it has been a rough week for Zoe Saldana after it was revealed she had split with her current toast of Hollywood ex-Bradley Cooper. With the Silver Linings Playbook star’s film winning accolades left, right and center, the Avatar star has been unable to escape her former beau.

But on Tuesday a forlorn Zoe headed to the gym in West Hollywood, California, perhaps hoping to make her already stunning figure even more jaw-dropping as the ultimate revenge. The 34-year-old looked great in her basic gym gear on Tuesday.

The star – who is set to play Nina Simone in a new biopic – donned a long sleeved white top, three-quarter skin tight Lycra leggings and white sneakers. Zoe wore her her straightened hair loose, but tied it back into a bun post workout. Wearing not much make-up and hiding her eyes behind RayBan aviators, she showed off her natural beauty. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Don’t be sad: Zoe Saldana steps out in West Hollywood, California, and heads to the gymDon't be sad: Zoe Saldana steps out in West Hollywood, California, and heads to the gymMonochromatic lady: Unlike many celebrities who dress for the gym like a red carpet, the star donned a simple black and white outfitMonochromatic lady: Unlike many celebrities who dress for the gym like a red carpet, the star donned a simple black and white outfitOn and off screen: Bradley and Zoe smile at the premiere of The Words, the movie where the fell in loveOn and off screen: Bradley and Zoe smile at the premiere of The Words, the movie where the fell in love

Alexandra Burke wraps up against the cold snap as she heads for dinner with mystery man…

Fur gilet: Alexandra was prepared for Baltic conditions as she stepped out for dinner with a friend While most of London’s inhabitants barricaded themselves at home on Monday night preparing for more snow, Alexandra Burke braved the chill for a dinner date. The All Night Long singer wrapped up warm in her favorite fur trim coat from Pinko as she headed out with a mystery man.

The pair were heading for Ciro’s Pomodoro in Kensington, which is a favorite among well-heeled fans of Italian cuisine. Alexandra, 24, looked radiant as she walked along the West London pavement. Her hair, straight, honey blonde extensions with a blunt fringe, looked very Beyonce-esque as it flowed around her shoulders.

She kept her look casual with jeans and platform boots, while a pair of ornate gold earrings and a statement bad gave her a funky edge. It is not the first time Alexandra has been seen out in the coat which features real raccoon fur and retails for £485. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Wrapped up warm: Alexandra Burke was well prepared against the cold when she arrived at the restaurantWrapped up warm: ALexandra Burke was well prepared against the cold when she arrived at the restaurantDinner for two? Alexandra and her mystery man headed out for a pizza in Knightsbridge on Monday nightDinner for two? Alexandra and her mystery man headed out for a pizza in Knightsbridge on Monday nightSmart casual: Alexandra looked like she had made for effort for the rendezvous than her friendSmart casual: Alexandra looked like she had made for effort for the rendezvous than her friend

Boris Becker’s son Amadeus’ 1st day of school!

Child at play: Boris Becker's adorable son Amadeus frolicked on the beach with his nanny before mother Lily came to meet himParents usually experience separating anxiety when their kids begin school. It’s a sign their kids are growing up and are starting to become independent, this was not the case for former Tennis champion Boris Becker and his wife Lilly as they prepared to take their 3 year-old son Amadeus to school for the first time.

Former Dutch model Lilly Becker tweeted a photograph of her son on his first day at pre-School with the caption: ‘@Becker_Boris ohhhh Amadeus 1st day at nursery ! Too cute x’

Becker, who recently celebrated his 45th birthday, and his second wife of Dutch and Suriname descent were married in Switzerland in 2oo9 after a 4-year relationship. Amadeus is their only child together, however, Becker is father to three other children: Noah Gabriel, 19, Elias, 13 by first wife Barbara Feltus and Anna 12, from a previous relationship.

Boris Becker’s mini-me: Amadeus looked just as excited as his parents on his first day of pre-SchoolAmadeus Becker 1st day of schoolMe and my boys: Former tennis star Boris Becker with baby son Amadeus, Noah, 16, and ten-year-old Elias when Amadeus was 6 weeks oldMe and my boys: Former tennis star Boris Becker with baby son Amadeus, Noah, 16, and ten-year-old EliasRocking Amadeus: Boris Becker, Dutch model Lilly Kerssenberg and their new son AmadeusLilly, Boris and son Amadeus. Boris Becker familyFlashback: Becker, wife Sharlely and his sons Elias and Noah in Switzerland the day after the couple’s June 2009 weddingBoris Becker and Sharlely Becker arrive with Boris's sons from his first marriage, Elias (C) and Noah St Moritz June 2009Pictured: Anna Becker and mother model Angela ErmakovaAnna Becker and mother Angela Ermakova

Collection Review: Valentino pre-Fall 2013…

Next up on the pre-Fall 2013 fashion scene is Valentino with their bountiful collection for the season. Citing famed photographers Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton as inspirations.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created an expert study in contrasts: ladylike silhouettes gone edgy with patent leather, animal print re-imagined in more subtle shades, lace paired with athletic-inspired puffer coats, and so much more. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Sofia Vergara looks fresh-faced in her first Pepsi commercial when she was just 17-years-old…

Missing out: Sofia missed out on a Golden Globe again this year but she didn't seem concerned as she went for a stroll on Monday She recently filmed a new advert for Diet Pepsi wearing a clingy dress which showcased her curves. And it seems not much has changed as Sofia Vergara’s first advert for the drink shows her 23 years earlier looking amazing in a bikini.

In the advert a 17-year-old Sofia is seen strutting her stuff on the beach proving she’s always had star quality. The Modern Family star looks very fresh faced in the footage and she doesn’t appear to be wearing much make-up. While her career has moved on a lot since the days of her first commercial, there is one thing which has barely changed – her fantastic figure.

In her most recent advert for Pepsi the 40-year-old wore a stunning sleeveless blue number with a plunging neck line, which perfectly showed off her assets. Clips taking during filming show the actress strutting her stuff on the dance floor trying out various different types of dance. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bikini ready: Sofia Vergara starred in an advert for Pepsi when she was just 17-years-oldBikini ready: Sofia Vergara starred in an advert for Pepsi when she was just 17-years-old Pretty in purple: In the advert, which was filmed 21 years ago Sofia wears a high-leg purple bikiniPretty in purple: In the advert, which was filmed 21 years ago Sofia wears a high-leg purple bikiniStill got it: People on the beach stop and stare at her incredible figure which is something that still occurs nowStill got it: People on the beach stop and stare at her incredible figure which is something that still occurs now Stripping off: In the advert Sofia tries to get from one side of the beach to the other without burning her feetStripping off: In the advert Sofia tries to get from one side of the beach to the other without burning her feet One by one: She gradually takes off items of her clothes to use as stepping stones so she doesn’t burn her feetOne by one: She gradually takes off items of her clothes to use as stepping stones so she doesn't burn her feet Lighter: The actress’ hair looked a lot lighter in the commercial but was still longLighter: The actress' hair looked a lot lighter in the commercial but was still long The same: Sofia’s body barely seems to have changed over the years and she still looks incredible in swimwearThe same: Sofia's body barely seems to have changed over the years and she still looks incredible in swimwear Full circle: After being in the advert when she was just 17, she has appeared in one for Pepsi again now she in 40Full circle: After being in the advert when she was just 17, she has appeared in one for Pepsi again now she in 40Pepsi girl: Sofia looked amazing in a strapless blue gown with red lipstick as she filmed the recent advert for the drinkPepsi girl: Sofia looked amazing in a strapless blue gown with red lipstick as she filmed the recent advert for the drink

Inside Sofia Vergara’s new Diet Pepsi commercial…

Awkward: Guests mistakenly think that Sofia wants to make a toast to the newlyweds, which she is then forced to do to save faceShe may have missed out on scooping a Golden Globe on Sunday but the evening did mark an exciting moment for Sofia Vergara. The Modern Family star’s latest Diet Pepsi commercial made its television debut during the airing of the ceremony. Sofia looks stunning as usual in the clip, which sees her showcase her famous curves in figure-hugging dress in a bold cobalt blue hue.

The premise behind the advert is that Sofia crashes a wedding and while attempting to get a can of Diet Pepsi, is called upon to make a toast.

‘I am so honored to say a few words about the lovely can,’ the 40-year-old begins to a bewildered crowd. ‘I mean the couple.’
She attempts to make amends but once again only has the fizzy drink in mind, as she tells the newlyweds: ‘You look so delicious.’

Realising her mistake, Sofia adds: ‘In love,’ before finally getting her hands on the soda and raising her can in toast.

She wishes the couple ‘many more years’ and then scampers off while they try to establish if either of them know her. It is Sofia’s third Pepsi commercial – she starred in her first one at the tender age of 17, which was in fact her first appearance as a performer. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Blue belle: Sofia Vergara looks stunning in a cobalt creation in her newly released Diet Pepsi commercialBlue belle: Sofia Vergara looks stunning in a cobalt creation in her newly released Diet Pepsi commercialHow low can you go: Sofia showcases her curves in the low-cut frock in the advert, which aired during the Golden Globes Awards on SundayHow low can you go: Sofia showcases her curves in the low-cut frock in the advert, which aired during the Golden Globes Awards on SundayHow embarrassing: The Modern Family star crashes a wedding in the clip in a bid to get a can of Diet PepsiHow embarrassing: The Modern Family star crashes a wedding in the clip in a bid to get a can of Diet PepsiBackfiring: Sofia attempts to wish the couple well but can only think about the fizzy drinkBackfiring: Sofia attempts to wish the couple well but can only think about the fizzy drinkThirsty work: While eyeing up a cold can of the drink Sofia accidentally calls the bride and groom ‘delicious’Thirsty work: While eyeing up a cold can of the drink Sofia accidentally calls the bride and groom 'delicious'Making a quick exit: Sofia scampers off as soon as she gets hold of her beloved sodaMaking a quick exit: Sofia scampers off as soon as she gets hold of her beloved sodaWell worth it: No doubt Sofia would have forgotten all about her mishap after taking a sip in the commercialWell worth it: No doubt Sofia would have forgotten all about her mishap after taking a sip in the commercialBemused: After she had left the happy couple realised neither of them knew SofiaBemused: After she had left the happy couple realised neither of them knew Sofia

Kim Kardashian on pregnancy: ‘It’s a miracle I even got pregnant!’

Sister act: Kim was joined by Kourtney at the interviewShe’s looking forward to the birth of her first child. But Kim Kardashian has revealed that her unplanned pregnancy was ‘a miracle’ – as she has secretly battled fertility issues.

‘It’s kind of a miracle that I even got pregnant,’ she told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda on the Today show on Tuesday.

She had earlier explained on the Today Show: ‘Khloe has been very open about her fertility issues and I think I was always really kind of quiet about mine, and I have similar issues.’

Kim’s younger sister Khloe has openly talked about her distress following her failure to conceive during three years of marriage, with initial tests revealing she was not ovulating. Meanwhile Kim has been dating her boyfriend Kanye West for nine months and is expecting their baby in July.

Kim explained of her pregnancy: ‘It was a pleasant surprise when so many doctors were telling me one thing and then the opposite happens.’

The 32-year-old said she found it hard to believe she was really going to be a mother:  ‘I think until I really start seeing, like, a belly, it won’t really sink in. It’s just like a weird realization until you really start seeing the physical changes, um, and every day’s different.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

All in yellow: Kim Kardashian shows off her pregnancy curves in a clinging floral dress as she arrives to film Live With Kelly And Michael in New York on Tuesday morningAll in yellow: Kim Kardashian shows off her pregnancy curves in a clinging floral dress as she arrives to film Live With Kelly And Michael in New York on Tuesday morningShowing their curves: The pair pose together backstageShowing their curves: The pair pose together backstageSister act: Kim was joined by Kourtney at the interviewSister act: Kim was joined by Kourtney at the interviewMug shot: Kim and Kourtney pose with Kelly and MichaelMug shot: Kim and Kourtney pose with Kelly and MichaelOpening up: Kim Kardashian arrives to speak on the Today Show in New York on TuesdayOpening up: Kim Kardashian arrives to speak on the Today Show in New York on TuesdaySister act: The duo were promoting their new show Kourtney And Kim Take MiamiSister act: The duo were promoting their new show Kourtney And Kim Take MiamiRevelations: Kim and Kourtney were promoting their new reality show Kourtney And Kim Take MiamiRevelations: Kim and Kourtney were promoting their new reality show Kourtney And Kim Take MiamiExcited: Kim shared her joy at her baby newsExcited: Kim shared her joy at her baby newsSitting pretty: The reality stars were in a great mood as they got grilled for the showSitting pretty: The reality stars were in a great mood as they got grilled for the showLots to discuss: No doubt Kourtney has been passing on tips about motherhood to her little sisterLots to discuss: No doubt Kourtney has been passing on tips about motherhood to her little sisterJust in case you didn’t know! The sisters hold up their names on placardsJust in case you didn't know! The sisters hold up their names on placardsOutfit change: Kim wore a yellow dress while Kourtney a red blouse and white pantsOutfit change: Kim wore a yellow dress while Kourtney a red blouse and white trousers

South African Albino model Refilwe Modiselle covers Grazia magazine, says: ‘I feel beautiful!’

The beauty has spoken out about the hardship and stigma endured growing up as an albino in South AfricaSouth African-born albino Refilwe Modiselle has defied the odds in becoming one of the most sought after fresh faces on the model circuit today. A striking natural beauty, her white blonde hair, pale skin and ice blue eyes mean she is instantly the focus of attention – a trait designers are using to their advantage.

Yet the 27-year-old says it is only recently she has begun to feel comfortable in her own skin: ‘I never thought I’d be a model,’ she said in an interview with Grazia magazine. ‘I finally feel beautiful.’

The beauty has spoken out about the hardship and stigma endured growing up as an albino in South AfricaShe previously has said that she ‘lives in the skin of a white person’ and spoken out about the hardship and stigma endured growing up as an albino in South Africa.

‘When I used to walk down the street kids would always say mean things. I don’t care,’she said. ‘People thought my mother was involved with a white person. I remember agents not being too keen to sign me either.’ 

Albinism is a congenital condition in which the person has no pigment in their skin, hair and eyes, which causes them to have very pale skin which provides very little protection against sunlight due to an absence of melanin. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Stunning: Refilwe Modiselle The model’s ice white skin and blonde hair form a striking combinationStunning: Refilwe Modiselle The model's ice white skin and blonde hair form a striking combinationRefilwe recalls how agents were reluctant to sign her because of her unusual looks – but she has triumphed in spite of themRefilwe recalls how agents were reluctant to sign her because of her unusual looks - but she has triumphed in spite of them

Kelly Ripa is featured in February issue of Elle Magazine, says: ‘I have Botox every seven months!’

Candid Kelly: The 42-year-old is featured in the February issue of ELLE with cover girl Claire DanesHer face is projected on 6 million viewers’ HD-TV screens practically every morning. And Live! with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa has admitted she receives Botox injections every seven months in order to keep her pretty face looking its best.

‘It’s the Botox. Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes,’ the 42-year-old star revealed in the February issue of Elle Magazine. ‘So I feel like [Botox] makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now.’

The three-time Emmy winner has even had injections in her armpits to prevent sweating, and she maintains her super-slim frame thanks to frequent SoulCycle spin classes. Back when she starred on the soap All My Children, Kelly transformed lemons to lemonade whenever she received vicious, fat-shaming hate mail from fans.

The mother-of-three said: ‘I feel like as long as you take ownership over your own flaws, it doesn’t hurt if someone else points them out.’

And with age comes more extensive medical examinations as Ripa discovered after has last mammogram for a life-insurance screening. Visit Elle Magazine to continue reading Kelly’s interview…

Beautiful after 40: Live! with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa told Elle Magazine she receives Botox injections every seven months in order to keep her pretty face looking its bestBeautiful after 40: Live! with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa told Elle Magazine she receives Botox injections every seven months in order to keep her pretty face looking its bestCareer move: Ripa admitted that the Botox injections help her ‘eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now’Career move: Ripa admitted that the Botox injections help her 'eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now'No sweat: The three-time Emmy winner, here with co-host Michael Strahan, has even had injections in her armpits to prevent sweatingNo sweat: The three-time Emmy winner, here with co-host Michael Strahan, has even had injections in her armpits to prevent sweating16 years strong: Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos reside in New York’s Soho neighbourhood with their three children – 15-year-old Michael, 11-year-old Lola, and Joaquin, who turns 10 next month16 years strong: Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos reside in New York's Soho neighbourhood with their three children - 15-year-old Michael, 11-year-old Lola, and Joaquin, who turns 10 next month

Fashion designer Rachel Roy celebrates 39th birthday…

Fashion designer Rachel Roy celebrated her 39th birthday on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. She spent the day with her friends and daughters and was all smiles on her special day. The birthday gal even got a special birthday treat from Kourtney and Kim Kardashian as they took her out for a birthday celebration with a few other friends.

Kim tweeted: ‘Happy birthday to my beautiful, smart, best advice giver, secret keeper, best girlfriend ever…. @Rachel_Roy !!!! Cant wait to celebrate!’

Designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, Rachel has been on the fashion scene for a few years. Her goal of designing to inspire women to feel smart, confident and individual has hit home with millions of women. Raised in Northern California by an Indian father and Dutch mother, Rachel grew up immersed in the issues of Vogue magazines she collected and dreams of being a designer.

Rachel Roy is mother to two daughters, Ava, 14 and Tallulah 5 with record producer Damon Dash, whom she says inspire her.

Birthday lunch: Rachel Roy is flanked by her friends including Kim Kardashian, Kourtney, Jonathan Cheban at a birthday lunch earlier in the day before meeting up with her daughtersRachel Roy celebrates 39th birthday 2Her loves: Rachel later had a birthday celebration with her daughters Ava and Tallulah after meeting with her friendsRachel Roy celebrates 39th birthday 1Exotic Beauty: Rachel Roy’s ancestry of Indian and Dutch descent is responsible for her beautiful exotic looksRachel Roy photoshootDoting mother: Roy is mother to two daughters – Ava and Tallulah with record producer Damon DashRachel Roy and daughters Ava and TallulahLike mother, like daughter: Rachel and her oldest daughter Ava not only wear matching coats but lookalikeRachel Roy and daughter Ava

Kim Kardashian covers up her bump in sexy black mac while wearing over-the-knee boots…

All dressed up: Kim wrapped up in the mac as she continues to keep up with her styleShe wouldn’t be a Kardashian if she opted to wear the usual image of dressed down maternity wear. And it seems pregnant reality star Kim Kardashian has no plans to tone down her sexy style just yet. The 32-year-old is still stepping out in an array of figure hugging dresses before her bump gets too big. And on Tuesday she vamped up her look with some over-the-knee boots.

She arrived back at her hotel in New York after a busy day with her sister Kourtney sporting the stand out footwear. Keeping up with her fashionable, smart style she completed the ensemble with a black mac over skintight jeans. Carrying her black leather bag, Kim smoldered as she wore her dark locks down and poker straight with lashings of red lipstick on her famous pout.

Looking coiffed to perfection, she finally called it a night after stepping out of her yellow taxi and headed inside her hotel. Earlier in the day Kim had made time to celebrate her friend Rachel Roy’s birthday by heading out for a spot of lunch in the Big Apple. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

These boots are made for walking: Kim Kardashian covers up her bump with a sexy black mac while vamping up her look with over-the-knee bootsThese boots are made for walking: Kim KArdashian covers up her bump wit ha sexy black mac while vamping up her look with over-the-knee bootsSmoldering: The reality TV star, who is pregnant with her first child, walked into her New York hotel showing off her style after enjoying her day in the Big AppleSmouldering: The reality TV star, who is pregnant with her first child, walked into her New York hotel showing off her style after enjoying her day in the Big AppleOn the go: Kim appeared to be in a hurry as she hopped into a cab after being unable to find her car and driverOn the go: Kim appeared to be in a hurry as she hopped into a cab after being unable to find her car and driver

Lookbook: Christian Dior pre-Fall 2013…

Raf Simons has settled into his position at Christian Dior quite nicely, and for his first pre-Fall collection for the brand, he’s reworking the fashion house’s inimitable signatures with a modern spin. If Dior is known for anything, it’s sophistication and timeless designs.

Simons’s latest creations fit the bill with the season’s popular suiting trend, houndstooth and Prince de Galle prints, the brand’s signature Bar jackets, and so much more.

Though the fashion house has a tendency to play on fantasy, functionality really is a main focus, with pieces that will not only build up the modern-day woman’s wardrobe, but will work for a number of different occasions from work to play. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Protective father-to-be Marvin Humes tags along with wife Rochelle and The Saturdays as they jet to New York…

Keeping close: The popstars hold on tightly to each other as they catch their flight, not wanting to be apart for a momentShe’s having to juggle her first pregnancy and her whirlwind US takeover. So it’s no surprise that Rochelle Humes wanted husband Marvin by her side when she jetted with The Saturdays to New York on Tuesday as they continued their promotional tour.

Even though they’ve just been on their honeymoon, it seems that the JLS star doesn’t want to let his wife out of his sight as they walked arm-in-arm through JKF airport with the other girls in tow. They might have appeared on the Jay Leno Show in Los Angeles the night before, but the band’s hectic schedule, promoting new E! show Chasing The Saturdays, means that they’ve got no time to rest as they jetted straight to New York to appear on The Today Show.

Looking fresh-faced and energised despite her jet-set lifestyle, Rochelle showed off a hint of her growing baby bump in a tight, grey jumper. At first quite happy for her protruding tummy to be seen, the singer later cover it up with a large fur coast as she grabbed her husband’s hand. The popstar couple were joined by Rochelle’s bandmates, who also seemed in good spirits as they walked through the airport, clearly excited about how well the promo tour is going. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Protective husband: Marvin Humes hold on tightly to pregnant wife Rochelle as The Saturdays jet to New YorkProtective husband: Marvin Humes hold on tightly to pregnant wife Rochelle Wiseman as The Saturdays jet to New YorkTagging along: The JLS star joins his wife and her band as they carry on the promo tour for their new E! reality showTagging along: The JLS star joins his wife and her band as they carry on the promo tour for their new E! reality showProtruding bump: Rochelle displays her growing stomach in a tight-fitting jumper at the airportProtruding bump: Rochelle displays her growing stomach in a tight-fitting jumper at the airportAffectionate hug: Rochelle and Marvin cuddle up as they chat to bandmate Una HealyAffectionate hug: Rochelle and Marvin cuddle up as they chat to bandmate Una HealyI’m with the band: Marvin tags along with the other girls, clearly not wanting to leave Rochelle’s sideI'm with the band: Marvin tags along with the other girls, clearly not wanting to leave Rochelle's sideWhirlwind tour: The girls look fresh-faced despite the fact that they’re on a hectic scheduleWhirlwind tour: The girls look fresh-faced despite the fact that they're on a hectic scheduleHanging around: The girls chat while Marvin patiently waits for the luggageHanging around: The girls chat while Marvin patiently waits for the luggageBreaking the US: The band are in the process of their major US takeover bidBreaking the US: The band are in the process of their major US takeover bidRadiant: The popstar covers her bump with strategically placed itemsRadiant: The popstar covers her bump with strategically placed itemsOff to NYC: the Saturdays leave LAX carrying guitarsOff to NYC: the Saturdays leave LAX carrying guitarsOn the prowl: Frankie shows chic travelling style in her leopard print studded shoulder cardiganOn the prowl: Frankie shows chic travelling style in her leopard print studded shoulder cardigan All of this travelling malarkey! The girls look world-weary as they continue to try and conquer AmericaAll of this travelling malarkey! The girls look world-weary as they continue to try and conquer America

Kim Kardashian covers luxury Arabian women’s magazine ‘Hia’…

It’s certainly not a look we’ve seen on Kim Kardashian before. The reality star swapped her usual fashion for a series of veils as she took part in a cover shoot for Arabian luxury women’s magazine, Hia. But while she may have been veiled, Kim was certainly not demure. In a video of the shoot she unwraps her conservative outer gear to reveal a daring plunging gown which shows off her breasts.

In other shots Kim looks like a regal Arabian princess in a jeweled goddess headband. The cover itself was more suitable for the middle east market, with Kim posing in a white Stéphane Rolland dress, her hair covered by a matching long white veil.

‘I’m excited to share my cover of Hia Magazine!’ Kim tweeted.

‘Hia is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine for Arab woman and I’m honored to be on the cover.  This shoot was so different from any I have done before and I’m so pleased with how the cover turned out. I got to wear some incredible high glamour creations by grand couturier Stéphane Rolland!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the behind-the-scenes clip of the photoshoot below:

Cover girl: Kim struck a more conservation look on the front of HiaCover girl: Kim struck a more conservation look on the front of HiaThat’s certainly not demure! Kim Kardashian revealed her breasts in a daring gown as she took part in a cover shoot for Arabian luxury women’s magazine HiaThat's certainly not demure! Kim Kardashian revealed her breasts in a daring gown as she took part in a cover shoot for Arabian luxury women's magazine HiaArabian princess: Kim said her photoshoot was ‘different to anything I’ve done before’Arabian princess: Kim said her photoshoot was 'different to anything I've done before'Strike a pose! Kim certainly embraced her new lookStrike a pose! Kim certainly embraced her new lookLady in black: Kim covers up as she shows her sultry side for the cameraLady in black: Kim covers up as she shows her sultry side for the cameraFlashing those curves: Kim shows off what she wears under her veilFlashing those curves: Kim shows off what she wears under her veilClassic beauty: Kim shows off her come to bed eyesClassic beauty: Kim shows off her come to bed eyesTime out: The star poses with her hair and make-up crewTime out: The star poses with her hair and make-up crew

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant step out to another star-studded event after calling off divorce!

They announced they had reconciled only last week. And it seems Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are continuing their reunion tour as they stepped out to another Los Angeles event on Monday.  The couple, who confirmed on Friday they had cancelled plans to divorce, joined former President Bill Clinton, Richie Sambora, Adam Lambert and other stars for the opening of a permanent supportive housing project called Step Up on Vine.

As the Huffington Post reports, the couple are launching a new charity initiative, The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, to eliminate youth homelessness in Los Angeles. The Lakers player spoke at the event, admitting statistics about youth homelessness ‘hit home’ as a father-of-two. Learning between 7,000 and 10,000 members of the local homeless population are under 24, he said ‘shocked the hell out of me’.

The athlete had star support at the event, and was seen speaking with Vanessa to President Clinton on the red carpet. Richie Sambora joined the trio for a photo, and later performed at the event. Actresses Daisy Fuentes, Christa B. Allen, Alice Gretchen, actor Markus Molinari and American Idol favorite Adam Lambert also attended. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Rubbing shoulders: (L-R) Vanessa Bryant, President Bill Clinton, musician Richie Sambora and Kobe Bryant attend the grand opening of permanent housing project Step Up on Vine in Los Angeles on MondayRubbing shoulders: (L-R) Vanessa Bryant, President Bill Clinton, musician Richie Sambora and Kobe Bryant attend the grand opening of permanent housing project Step Up on Vine in Los Angeles on MondayListen up: The couple had a talk on the red carpet with President ClintonListen up: The couple had a talk on the red carpet with President ClintonRocking out: Richie Sambora performed at the grand opening eventRocking out: Richie Sambora performed at the grand opening eventGetting into it: Richie seemed to be in another world as he strummed his guitarGetting into it: Richie seemed to be in another world as he strummed his guitarBackstage: Richie posed with guestsBackstage: Richie posed with guestsThe announcement: Vanessa posted the couple’s statement on Instagram on FridayThe announcement: Vanessa posted the couple's statement on Instagram on FridayEndless love: The mother-of-two’s Instagram is an endless feed of shots of the coupleEndless love: The mother-of-two's Instagram is an endless feed of shots of the couple

Naughty: Louis Smith exposes more than expected in racy snap!

Stripping off: Louis is no stranger to taking his clothes off, after he performed shirtless at the Strictly finalHe’s known as an Olympic hero and Strictly Come Dancing champion, but it seems that Louis Smith might have a more racy side to him. Although he’s already stripped down for a series of photo shoots, a picture taken before he became famous has emerged showing the 23-year-old in a decidedly more provocative pose.

The wholesome star clearly knows how to let his hair down, as he was pictured stripping off to a pair of Superman underpants during a night out with friends. The shot shows him letting his hair down in Peterborough nightclub Edwards and larking around with a group of friends. After what looks like a fun night out, Louis drops his pants to reveal a small pair of Superman Y-fronts, leaving very little to the imagination.

He then lifts up his T-shirt and jacket, showing off his exposed legs and a hint of his famous, muscly torso, which he first revealed during the summer Olympics. Thrusting his crotch provocatively at the camera, the star looks straight into the lens with an amused expression on his face, showing that he’s game for a laugh. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Strictly racy: Louis Smith is snapped stripping off in a Peterborough nightclub during a night out with friendsStrictly racy: Louis Smith is snapped stripping off in a Peterborough nightclub during a night out with friendsParty boy: Louis was spotted clubbing in London with Strictly pals last weekParty boy: Louis was spotted clubbing in London with Strictly pals last weekLiving it up: Louis has been celebrating a great 2012, after winning a medal at the Olympics and the Glitterball Trophy on StrictlyLiving it up: Louis has been celebrating a great 2012, after winning a medal at the Olympics and the Glitterball Trophy on Strictly

Make-up free Sandra Bullock struggles to carry growing boy Louis Bardo and her groceries…

Sandra Bullock can forget the gym as she does enough heavily thanks to her bundle, of slightly heavy, joy. The Oscar winner looked like any other mother as she juggled two-year-old Louis, a bag of shopping and the toddler’s backpack on Wednesday in Los Angeles, California. Unaware of his mum’s impressive juggling act, little Louis was more content to keep a firm hold on his toy.

The adorable toddler looked pretty dapper doing it as well, with his hair perfectly coiffed into a stylish mohawk and wearing a red and blue stripped with blue jeans and red and white mini Adidas shoes. His Blind Side actress mother dressed more for comfort for his pre-school drop off. Looking very tired, Sandra donned light blue distressed jeans with a black hooded t-shirt, black suede flat boots and a black puffer jacket.

Obviously getting her little boy ready didn’t leave much time for cosmetics, as the People’s Choice winner just threw her hair in a messy top knot on her head and covered her make-up free face with large sunglasses. Despite this, the almost 50-year-old looked a decade younger – even without making herself up. While Louis was at school Sandra busied herself buying gifts, no doubt for the two-year-old’s teachers. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

He’s not heavy, he’s my son: Sandra Bullock carries Louis Bardo in Los Angeles, California, on WednesdayHe's not heavy, he's my son: Sandra Bullock carries Louis Bardo in Los Angeles, California, on WednesdayMum time: Sandra ditched the make-up in order to get little Louis to pre-schoolMum time: Sandra ditched the make-up in order to get little Louis to pre-school Why so sad? A smartly dressed Louis looks less than pleased on WednesdayWhy so sad? A smartly dressed Louis looks less than pleased on WednesdayCasually amazing: Despite her dressed down look the 48-year-old showed off her enviable figure in tight jeansCasually amazing: Despite her dressed down look the 48-year-old showed off her enviable figure in tight jeansGifts for all: The star later returned to pick up her son with three large gift bags, no doubt presents for her toddler’s teachersGifts for all: The star later returned to pick up her son with three large gift bags, no doubt presents for her toddler's teachersGenerosity abounds: The star is known for her generosity and has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a new Orleans school that she adoptedGenerosity abounds: The star is known for her generosity and has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a new Orleans school that she adoptedAward winning mum: Sandra thanked her son as she won her People’s Choice Award for maker her a better actress, ‘My little man who makes me try harder every day’Award winning mum: Sandra thanked her son as she won her People's Choice Award for maker her a better actress, 'My little man who makes me try harder every day'

Energetic Nahla goes for a run hand-in-hand with her doting father Gabriel Aubry

Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla, clearly lives by the adage, ‘Why walk when you can run?’ The adorable four-year-old took her father Gabriel Aubry for a jog in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday afternoon. Father and daughter were all smiles as the tenacious toddler grabbed her father’s hand in order to ensure he joined in her running game.

The 39-year-old father of one was all too happy to oblige, carrying her backpack and library bag. The always impeccably dressed child wore her hair in pig tails and donned pink and white stripped leggings under a pink floral skirt and, for added warmth, a black puffer vest and black boots. Her father also wore a vest for their afternoon outing as well as a long sleeved waffle shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.

Halle’s ex covered up his signature long blonde hair under a woolen beanie as, despite the sunshine, Los Angeles has been experiencing some very cold weather. With the sun actually shining on Wednesday the pair made sure to make the most of it by having their little chasing game, before getting into the car. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Chase me daddy: Gabriel Aubry and his daughter Nahla go for a run in Beverly Hills, California on WednesdayChase me daddy: Gabriel Aubry and his daughter Nahla go for a run in Beverly Hills, California on WednesdayTop dressed toddler: Nahla looked adorable in her pink and white stripped leggings, floral skirt and puffer vestTop dressed toddler: Nahla looked adorable in her pink and white stripped leggings, floral skirt and puffer vestMaking the most of it: The pair frolicked in the rare piece of Los Angeles winter sunshineMaking the most of it: The pair frolicked in the rare piece of Los Angeles winter sunshine

Tamera Mowry tries to get twin sister Tia to eat her placenta on ‘Tia & Tamera’ season finale!

As identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry have a lifetime of shared experiences. But even allowing for their tight sibling bond, Tia got a bit more than she bargained for when her sister Tamera invited her to sample her placenta following the birth of her son Aden John in November. In a bizarre stunt for the season finale of Style’s Tia & Tamera reality show, Tamera squirted some of her placenta into her sister’s mouth with a dropper.

Unsurprisingly, Tia, 34, took some convincing.

‘So you want me to try and taste your placenta? Oh my god I see residue,’ Tia exclaimed as Tamera moved forward to squirt the substance into her mouth.

Perhaps it was the brandy her sister had mixed into the placenta to make it more palatable, but Tia was pleasantly surprised by the taste.

‘It’s kind of good!,’ Tia remarked.

It wasn’t the first time the twins have shared bodily substances. Tamera drank some of Tia’s breast milk in 2011 following the birth of her son Cree. Tia joked that tasting Tamera’s placenta was payback for their earlier breast milk stunt.

‘I was really, really surprised that it tasted pretty good mixed with a little bit of alcohol,’ she wrote on her blog. ‘It was definitely Tamera paying me back for making her taste my breast milk.’

‘I tasted my own breast milk and I still think my breast milk was sweeter than Tamera’s placenta!’

Eating placenta after birth – placentophagia by its scientific name – is a common practice in the animal world, but is less usual amongst humans. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the clip of Tia Mowry tasting her sister’s placenta below:

Taste test: Tia Mowry tasting twin sister Tamera’s placentaTia Mowry tasting Tamera Mowry's placentaUncertain: Tia looked unsure when Tamera offered her placenta mixed with brandyUncertain: Tia looked unsure when Tamera offered her placenta mixed with brandyNot so bad: Tia was pleasantly surprised by the tasteNot so bad: Tia was pleasantly surprised by the tastePayback: Tia joked that that placenta stunt was revenge for making Tamera drink her breast milk in 2011Payback: Tia joked that that placenta stunt was revenge for making Tamera drink her breast milk in 2011New arrival: Tamera Mowry snuggles up to newborn son Aden, introducing her bouncing baby to the worldNew arrival: Tamera Mowry snuggles up to newborn son Aden, introducing her bouncing baby to the worldTamera and her husband Adam Housley pictured here at a NBC Golden Globes party in January 2012Baby joy: Tamera and her husband Adam Housley welcomed their son, Aden John Tanner Housley, on Monday at a Los Angeles hospital; they are pictured here at a NBC Golden Globes party in JanuaryTwins and mothers: Tamera and Tia are both parents. Tia gave birth to her bundle of joy, son Cree Taylor, in June of 2011 and Tamera in October of 2012Twins and mothers: Tamera and Tia are thrilled to both be parents. Tia gave birth to her bundle of joy, son Cree Taylor, in June of last year

Britain’s Got Talent: Alesha Dixon shows off her talents… in a daring slashed to the thigh cutaway dress!

Hello Cardiff! Alesha looked glad to be back on the panel after making her debut last yearIt may have been just above freezing, but biracial singer Alesha Dixon showed some serious skin as the Britain’s Got Talent auditions kicked off on Wednesday. The former Mis-teeq singer showed off her toned legs and arms in a slashed-to-the-thigh black skirt and black polo neck sleeveless top as she arrived at the Cardiff auditions.

The 34-year-old completed her outfit with a pair of peep-toe heels and a chunky Aqua belt, with her hair styled poker straight. Ahead of her arrival at the Millennium Center, Alesha had been enjoying some Twitter banter with David.

After one of the auditionees complained it was freezing waiting for the judges to arrive, David replied: ‘I will be there first. The other judges all take about 10 hours in make-up.’

Alesha then replied: ‘2 actually.’

When David boasted he would still be there first, Alesha responded: ‘Probably not! Hahaha.’

The comedian had also been teasing Simon ahead of the auditions, referring to their fictional gay romance, which he started joking about on last year’s series.

He tweeted last night: ‘@SimonCowell I checked into the hotel in Cardiff for BGT, they have given us a lovely room. Just running you a bath…’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The thigh’s the limit! Alesha Dixon made sure she made an impact as she arrived at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in a daring thigh-slashed dressThe thigh's the limit! Alesha Dixon made sure she made an impact as she arrived at the Britain's Got Talent auditions in a daring thigh-slashed dressAlesha’s Got Talent: The BGT judge showed off long legs in a racy skirt as auditions got underway in CardiffAlesha's Got Talent: The BGT judge showed off long legs in a racy skirt as auditions got underway in CardiffStrutting her stuff: Alesha paraded her long, lean legs as she braved the cold in CardiffStrutting her stuff: Alesha paraded her long, lean legs as she braved the cold in Cardiff A daring choice: The BGT judge left little to the imagination with her sexy ensembleA daring choice: The BGT judge left little to the imagination with her sexy ensemble Little Miss Sunshine: Amanda Holden brightened up the miserable day with her bright yellow dressLittle Miss Sunshine: Amanda Holden brightened up the miserable day with her bright yellow dressMellow yellow: The mother-of-two teamed her pretty dress with a pair of fierce snakeskin stilettos by Christian LouboutinMellow yellow: The mother-of-two teamed her pretty dress with a pair of fierce snakeskin stilettos by Christian Louboutin Cool customer: Simon Cowell was sporting a Caribbean tan from his recent festive jauntCool customer: Simon Cowell was sporting a Caribbean tan from his recent festive jaunt It’s a chilly job, but someone has got to do it: Hosts Anthony McParlin and Declan Donnolly chatted to auditionees outsideIt's a chilly job, but someone has got to do it: Hosts Anthony McParlin and Declan Donnolly chatted to auditionees outsideIs the next Diversity behind them? Ant and Dec film a segment for camera with some wannabe starsIs the next Diversity behind them? Ant and Dec film a segment for camera with some wannabe starsTravelling in style: Simon rocked up in a flashy carTravelling in style: Simon rocked up in a flash carThat tastes good: Travis licks Alesha’s dress as she talks to his ownerThat tastes good: Travis licks Alesha's dress as she talks to his ownerFurry friend: Amanda seemed equally besotted with the adorable animalFurry friend: Amanda seemed equally besotted with the adorable animal New pal: David seemed to be having a whale of a time as he played with trainee guide dog Travis as the judges left their hotel in CardiffNew pal: David seemed to be having a whale of a time as he played with trainee guide dog Travis as the judges left their hotel in Cardiff

Singer Alexandra Burke has been unlucky in love, but is ‘Mr Selfridge’ star Jeremy Piven the one?

Just good friends: Mr Selfridge actor Jeremy Piven is seen waiting in the lobby of the Corinthia Hotel in London at 3am for singer Alexandra BurkeAlexandra Burke has been pictured slipping into the hotel of Mr Selfridge star and notorious Hollywood womanizer Jeremy Piven after an evening out partying.

The 24-year-old X Factor winner, who has a history of being unlucky in love, is thought to have accompanied the US actor to designer Tom Ford’s party last week but when spotted by onlookers, ever chivalrous Jeremy reportedly jumped out of their shared cab.

But it seems their ruse to possibly hide their new romance was shattered after both were spotted going back to the plush Corinthia Hotel, Alexandra appearing soon after Jeremy was seen waiting in the hotel lobby. He was later seen hanging around the lobby until the Hallelujah singer, dressed to kill in a tight black dress, walked into the hotel.

A source told Heat magazine: ‘She’s definitely his type. She could be the one who tames him.’

The former X Factor singer was most recently romantically linked to footballer Dominique Jean-Zephirin. However, Alexandra’s brief relationship with old friend Jermain Defoe ended in disaster last year after she allegedly dumped him for habitual cheating. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Ready for a sleepover? Alexandra made her way into the hotel after partying with Piven at club Lou Lou’sReady for a sleepover? Alexandra made her way into the hotel after partying with Piven at club Lou Lou'sSurprise coupling: Mr Selfridge tv star Jeremy Piven is seen arriving at Lou Lou’s with Alexandra BurkeSurprise coupling: Mr Selfridge tv star Jeremy Piven is seen arriving at Lou Lou's with Alexandra BurkeDownton with tills: Jeremy is thought to have his the jackpot with his latest roleDownton with tills: Jeremy is thought to have his the jackpot with his latest role Love match: Alexandra was most recently linked to footballer Dominique Jean-ZephirinLove match: Alexandra was most recently linked to footballer Dominique Jean-ZephirinBad boy: Alexandra Burke and Jermain Defoe broke up after his alleged cheating waysConfirmation: Alexandra Burke and Jermain Defoe confirmed their romance as they were finally pictured together yesterday arm-in-arm, out in Hertfordshire

Spotted: NY Knicks player Carmelo Anthony and wife Lala in London for upcoming game…

The happy couple: La La Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony at their wedding, held in July in New York's CiprianiNY Knicks player Carmelo Anthony and his wife Lala were spotted in London for an upcoming game with against the Detroit Pistons at the O2 Arena on Thursday. It is  Carmelo’s first time back in London since the 2012 Summer Olympic games where the NY Knicks were the gold-medal winning Olympic basketball team.

Carmelo told the NY Post that he brought his wife along to watch the exhibition style game: “It feels good to be back. I’m tired now, but I’ll get some rest and see how I feel. It’ll bring back some good memories.’’

LaLa won’t have to worry about being bored, as she’s joined by other NBA wives such as Porschla Kidd and Alexis Stoudemire. And it’s all thanks to NY Knicks owner James Dolan who rented a supersized charter so the Knicks could bring their wives and kids along for the London game.

Carmelo, who was  recently suspended for one game and will lose $177,000 of salary over fight with Kevin Garnett’s about ‘Cheerios’ jibe has another problem at hand. It is reported that when the NY Knicks play the Chicago Bulls on Friday and Sunday’s game against the Hornets, he’s hired two audio technicians to sit on opposite sides of the court to record Carmelo’s on-court dialogue with other players.

Carmelo said: “I don’t care about the microphones, I wasn’t aware of it. I found out on the plane [ride]. I don’t think the mics are going to stop what goes out on the court. But it was funny when I heard it. No, I wasn’t upset. Not at all.”

Tough guys: Referees had to break up Anthony and Garnett as they shouted at each other at midcourtTough guys: Referees had to break up Anthony and Garnett as they shouted at each other at midcourtFull court life: Anthony and wife La La Vasquez, a VH1 reality starFull court life: Anthony is married to La La Vasquez, a VH1 reality star

Tiger Woods tries to ‘win back ex-wife Elin with a $200 million deal and she says yes!’, claims new report…

tigerTigers Woods is attempting to win his ex-wife Elin Nordegren back with a $200 million deal, according to the National Enquirer. The shamed golfer, 37, is desperate to win his ex-wife back, according to the magazine and has offered the hefty prenup deal. Elin, 33, who won a $110 million divorce settlement from the sportsman, is believed to have told him she will consider the proposal.

However, the proposal should include a $350 million anti-cheating clause into the wedding contract. Swedish blonde Elin is the mother of Tiger’s two young children, Samantha, five, and Charlie, three. A source told the Enquirer the deal was worth more than half of Tiger’s $600 million fortune, adding Elin feels it’s enough to keep him from straying.

The source claimed: ‘Tiger didn’t even balk at the demand. Even though his accountants think he’s crazy, he’s ready to sign the pre-nup and set a wedding date. The guy has never recovered from being dumped by Elin. He’s dated lots of models and bimbos, but none of them were more than a one night stand.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Yummy mummy: Elin Nordegren celebrated her 33rd birthday on January 1 in the Bahamas on the beach with daughter Sam and son CharlieYummy mummy: Elin Nordegren celebrated her 33rd birthday on January 1 in the Bahamas on the beach with daughter Sam and son CharlieHappier times: Tiger Woods, ex-wife Elin Nordegren and their young daughter Sam on the sidelines before the Cardinal game against the California Bears at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2009Happier times: Tiger Woods, ex-wife Elin Nordegren and their young daughter Sam on the sidelines before the Cardinal game against the California Bears at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 Close couple: Tiger Woods and ex-wife Elin Nordegren during the opening ceremonies at the AT&T National golf tournamentClose couple: Tiger Woods and ex-wife Elin Nordegren during the opening ceremonies at the AT&T National golf tournament B

Charlize Theron gets a rest from carrying son Jackson as he’s seen walking for the first time…

It’s one of the most poignant moments of a child’s life… taking their first steps. And for Charlize Theron she managed to share the proud moment with the world as her son Jackson was spotted walking for the first time on Tuesday. It’s likely, of course, that the tot has managed to walk before but in public Charlize usually carries him around as they travel from place to place.

But during their outing in sunny Beverly Hills the Monster star was happy to show off his foot work for all to see. The South African star wrapped up in a black coat with grey panelling, while she coordinated with a black scarf and grey T-shirt underneath. Theron completed the look for the family outing with skintight black pants tucked into her knee-high boots.

Showing off her cropped hair do she shielded her eyes with some large dark shades. But it was little Jackson, who she adopted last March, who grabbed all of the attention thanks to him showing off his walking skills. He was dressed cutely in red jeans with a grey sweatshirt emblazoned with a picture of a dragon with plimsolls made to look like an animal with eyes attached. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Look at him go! Charlize Theron’s son Jackson is seen walking for the first time as the actress takes a break from holding himLook at him go! Charlize Theron's son Jackson is seen walking for the first time as the actress takes a break from holding himLook what I can do: The tot, who Charlize adopted in March, held on to his mother’s hand as he tottered along in his sneakersLook what I can do: The tot, who Charlize adopted in March, held on to his mother's hand as he tottered along in his trainersDay out: Theron dressed him in cute red jeans and a grey dragon sweatshirt as they spent time in sunny Beverly HillsDay out: Theron dressed him in cute red jeans and a grey dragon sweatshirt as they spent time in sunny Beverly HillsGrowing up: Charlize adopted Jackson last year to the surprise of her fans and is often seen carrying him aroundGrowing up: Charlize adopted Jackson last year to the surprise of her fans and is often seen carrying him aroundKeeping his balance: He may be new to walking but Jackson showed he’s growing up fastKeeping his balance: He may be new to walking but Jackson showed he's growing up fast

Cheryl Cole blends into camoflage background for L’Oreal Paris for True Match foundation campaign…

Cheryl Cole has once again proved she’s worth every penny of her L’Oreal Paris contract. In the latest shots from an upcoming campaign for True Match foundation, Cheryl achieves the near-impossible as she sports a dress in the same pattern as the background, and still manages to stand out.

The 29-year-old singer sports a purple and white sleeveless dress, with her brunette hair looking sleek and straight, as she poses up in front of a background in the same colors. In other shots, Cheryl is seen flashing her signature smile as she is shot for the campaign by legendary photographer Rankin.

Other outfits for the campaign include a pair of white skinny jeans and a patterned vest top, with Cheryl highlighting her enviable figure by sporting a pair of sky-high heels. The images for Cheryl come as new research conducted by ESA, the independent retail research specialists, revealed that L’Oréal Paris’ best-selling foundation, True Match matches more skin tones than any other in the mass market. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Still standing out! Cheryl Cole went for camouflage chic in a new campaign for L’Oreal Paris’ True Match foundation, but still managed not to blend in with the backgroundStill standing out! Cheryl Cole went for camouflage chic in a new campaign for L'Oreal Paris' True Match foundation, but still managed not to blend in with the backgroundAll white: Another shot shows Cheryl looking stunning in a pair of white skinny jeans and a patterned vest topAll white: Another shot shows Cheryl looking stunning in a pair of white skinny jeans and a patterned vest topFlawless: Cheryl is just one of the people who has matched their skin tone with True Match foundationFlawless: Cheryl is just one of the people who has matched their skin tone with True Match foundationSignature smile: Cheryl was signed up by L’Oreal back in 2009 for a reported £500,000Signature smile: Cheryl was signed up by L'Oreal back in 2009 for a reported £500,000

‘I utterly respect their beliefs!': Nicole Kidman opens up about her two children Isabella and Connor’s devotion to Scientology

Cover girl: The actress graces the cover of the special Sundance Issue of The Hollywood ReporterIn Going Clear, a new book on Scientology by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, the demise of Nicole Kidman’s marriage to Tom Cruise is blamed on the actor’s devotion to Scientology. And while the actress neither confirms or denies the claims, she briefly touches on the religion and her children, Isabella and Conner’s beliefs in it, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The 45-year-old Paperboy star says that she respects that her two adopted children with the Top Gun star follow the controversial religion.

However, when told a new book claims her marriage broke down to Cruise’s devotion to Scientology, and is heavily referred to, Kidman retorts: ‘I’ll bet it is’.

She quickly changes the subject and looks at another article in the issue, saying: ‘My eye is going to a dress here — that’s how interested I am in this. I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology,’ she tells THR.I have two children who are Scientologists — Connor and Isabella — and I utterly respect their beliefs.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Opening up: Nicole Kidman opens up about her two children, Isabella and Conner’s devotion to Scientology in a new interview with The Hollywood ReporterOpening up: Nicole Kidman opens up about her two children, Isabella and Conner's devotion to Scientology in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter Respect: The 45-year-old star says that she respects that her two adopted kids with Top Gun star Tom Cruise follow controversial religion ScientologyRespect: The 45-year-old star says that she respects that her two adopted kids with Top Gun star Tom Cruise follow controversial religion Scientology Controversial: Kidman also discusses her controversial sex scenes in her new film, The PaperboyControversial: Kidman also discusses her controversial sex scenes in her new film, The Paperboy Happy life: Now Married to Keith Urban, with whom she shares two children, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, the couple have opted to stay out of the limelight in Hollywood and continue to reside in Nashville, TennesseeHappy life: Now Married to Keith Urban, with whom she shares two children, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, the couple have opted to stay out of the limelight in Hollywood and continue to reside in Nashville, Tennessee

Super trim Kelly Ripa is put through her paces by a trainer during a gruelling workout live on television…

Beautiful after 40: Kelly told Elle Magazine she receives Botox injections every seven months in order to keep her pretty face looking its bestShe recently admitted she receives Botox injections every seven months in order to keep her pretty face looking its best. And now Kelly Ripa has demonstrated how she maintains her trim and terrific figure. The 42-year-old demonstrated the Tracy Anderson Method alongside a trainer on her live television show, Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday morning.

Mother-of-three Kelly huffed and puffed her way through the grueling session, which left her exhausted. Dressed in a sports bra and clingy workout leggings, Kelly’s trainer certainly put the talk show host through her paces. Doing crunches and push ups as well as an array of stretches, Kelly worked up a sweat as she demonstrated Anderson’s fitness regime, which is also followed by the likes of A-list celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox and Jessica Simpson. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Getting whipped into shape: Kelly Ripa demonstrated the Tracy Anderson Method alongside a trainer during her ‘Get Fit with Kelly’ segment on Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday morningGetting whipped into shape: Kelly Ripa demonstrated the Tracy Anderson Method alongside a trainer during her 'Get Fit with Kelly' segment on Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday morning Exhausted: At one point Kelly exerted herself so much, she simply looked to the camera and said: ‘Help me!’Exhausted: At one point Kelly exerted herself so much, she simply looked to the camera and said: 'Help me!'Huffing and puffing: Mother-of-three Kelly huffed and puffed her way through the grueling sessionHuffing and puffing: Mother-of-three Kelly huffed and puffed her way through the gruelling sessionCrunch time: Kelly had a pained look on her face as she did crunches with a heavy ballCrunch time: Kelly had a pained look on her face as she did crunches with a heavy ball Stretchy: The pint-sized blonde covered up her tiny figure in a blue long-sleeve top and black leggingsStretchy: The pint-sized blonde covered up her tiny figure in a blue long-sleeve top and black leggings Hard work: Kelly was certainly put through her paces during the sessionGHard work: Kelly was certainly put through her paces during the sessionNo mercy: Dressed in a sports bra and clingy workout leggings, her trainer showed no mercyNo mercy: Dressed in a sports bra and clingy workout leggings, her trainer showed no mercy Taking her lead: Kelly perfected her push-up’s alongside her fellow blonde sidekickTaking her lead: Kelly perfected her push-up's alongside her fellow blonde sidekickStronger! Kelly flexed her muscles to the camera following the workoutStronger! Kelly flexed her muscles to the camera following the workout

Lookbook: Alexander McQueen pre-Fall 2013…

What is it about pilgrims that has designers so enraptured? First, Phoebe Philo channeled the transatlantic travelers for Céline’s pre-Fall 2013 collection and now Sarah Burton is following suit at Alexander McQueen.

She doesn’t stop there when it comes to inspiration, Burton also invokes the clerical dress of the Catholic Church as well as the Amish for her latest designs. Naturally, this is all done with McQueen flair from billowing sleeves to sky-high platform booties. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Pregnant Kim Kardashian talks divorce from Kris Humphries on David Letterman…

Keeping her bump covered: The reality star wore a conservative outfit for the TV interview Pregnant Kim Kardashian traded her favorite figure-hugging dresses for a suited and booted look in New York on Wednesday. The 32-year-old covered up in a conservative shirt and tuxedo combination as she arrived for an interview with David Letterman.

She jazzed up the simple attire with checked peep-toe booties and a sleek hairstyle. She was joined by her sister Kourtney, 33, who wore a white mini-dress and black fur-trimmed coat. The pair are currently promoting their upcoming E! show, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, which debuts in the U.S. on Sunday.

Her sister Kourtney came out fighting on David Letterman on Wednesday night as she defended Kim against claims her marriage was ‘fraud’.

‘I think if she was going to do it for publicity, she’d pick someone that people knew,’ stated an angry Kourtney.

Kim had earlier explained that Kris claimed she only married him to increase her fame.

Kim said: ‘I don’t really know ’cause even if we got an annulment – I would love to give him one but then that would make – the only legal way to get an annulment is if fraud were involved, so that’s what tricky.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Suits you: Kim Kardashian arrived for an interview with David Letterman in New York on WednesdaySuits you: Kim Kardashian arrived for an interview with David Letterman in New York on WednesdayComing out fighting: Kourtney Kardashian defended her sister Kim against allegations she married for ‘publicity’ during an appearance on David Letterman on Wednesday nightComing out fighting: Kourtney Kardashian defended her sister Kim against allegations she married for 'publicity' during an appearance on David Letterman on Wednesday nightEnjoying themselves: Despite the difficult subjects, the girls had fun talking to LettermanEnjoying themselves: Despite the difficult subjects, the girls had fun talking to LettermanOpening up: Kim said she would ‘love’ to give her estranged husband Kris Humphries an annulment, but wouldn’t admit to fraudOpening up: Kim said she would 'love' to give her estranged husband Kris Humphries an annulment, but wouldn't admit to fraud

Khloe Kardashian loses her temper over ‘horrible’ tabloid reports: ‘These blatant lies are distasteful and shameless!’

Fed up: Khloe Kardashian, pictured with husband Lamar Odom declared herself 'fed up' with false stories on WednesdayAs a Kardashian, she is used to having details of her personal life thrust into the spotlight. But youngest sister Khloe has become increasingly frustrated with what she has deemed ‘false stories’ in U.S. tabloids about her marriage and efforts to become pregnant.

The 28-year-old took to her Celebuzz page to refute recent reports in a strongly worded post, saying: ‘These blatant lies are distasteful and shameless.’ 

‘It is disgusting that Life & Style and InTouch magazines continue to print these false stories about my life: the status of my marriage, false reports about a miscarriage, the horrible lie that my dad is not my biological father, jealousy over my sisters’ lives, etc,’ she writes.

‘It is a complete waste of time to address these reports every time they print these ridiculous and absurd tabloid stories, but not only are these stories untrue, they’re also unfair to the people who buy the magazines expecting to read accurate reports.’

Khloe was referring to allegations that the late Robert Kardashian is not her biological father, claims vigorously denied by her mother Kris Jenner. A magazine also this week published a picture of Khloe under the caption ‘Cheating Scandals’ along with the allegation that she and husband Lamar Odom had split. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Refute: Khloe posted a strongly worded statement on her website about ‘false stories’ written about her in U.S. tabloidsRefute: Khloe posted a strongly worded statement on her website about 'false stories' written about her in U.S. tabloids Tweet truth: Khloe tweeted her frustration with the tabloids in a later postTweet truth: Khloe tweeted her frustration with the tabloids in a later post

The claws come out as Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey bicker their way through American Idol’s season premiere!

Not all bad: Mariah and Nicki did enjoy some fun moments and Nicki admitted she thinks they actually 'gel well'It’s back – and the catfights have begun. American Idol kicked off its twelfth season on Wednesday night with a whole new judge line-up. Superstar Mariah Carey, rapper Nicki Minaj and country music sensation Keith Urban joined up with long-term judge Randy Jackson. And it didn’t take long for the much-hyped feud between Carey and Minaj to begin to simmer, with Minaj dubbing her a ‘b****’.

‘History has shown that an Idol can do anything,’ said host Ryan Seacrest, detailing the 200 million records sold and 371 number one hits racked up by former contestants. ‘Together we have created a phenomenon,’ Seacrest added. ‘It’s the dawn of a brand new season. A new generation will carry the torch.’

And with thousands of people lining up to audition in New York City they were hopeful the process would get off to a winning start.

‘How could you not find someone good?’ asked Mariah Carey. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Mudslinging already: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came to blows as they joined the judging panel in the twelfth season premiere of American Idol on WednesdayMudslinging already: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came to blows as they joined the judging panel in the twelfth season premiere of American Idol on WednesdayCausing trouble: Nicki branded Mariah a ‘b****’ during their first day of filming togetherCausing trouble: Nicki branded Mariah a 'b****' during their first day of filming togetherEnough is enough: Nicki’s fiery side was visibly getting on Mariah’s nervesEnough is enough: Nicki's fiery side was visibly getting on Mariah's nervesStuck in the middle: Fellow judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson patiently sat back as the pair had it outStuck in the middle: Fellow judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson patiently sat back as the pair had it outA diva has arrived: Mariah made an entrance in her sunglasses, but upon Nicki’s arrival it seemed she had met her matchA diva has arrived: Mariah made an entrance in her sunglasses, but upon Nicki's arrival it seemed she had met her matchCan’t stop squabbling: The pair managed to find a remarkable amount of things to disagree on in two daysCan't stop squabbling: The pair managed to find a remarkable amount of things to disagree on in two daysKeeping professional: Fortunately Mariah and Nicki did often feel the same way about the contestants’ performancesKeeping professional: Fortunately Mariah and Nicki did often feel the same way about the contestants' performancesPicture perfect: Both Mariah and Nicki had an army of hair and make-up artists primping them in between auditionsPicture perfect: Both Mariah and Nicki had an army of hair and make-up artists primping them in between auditionsNew York state of mind: The judges spent the first two days of auditions in the Big Apple and gave the hopefuls some words of encouragementNew York state of mind: The judges spent the first two days of auditions in the Big Apple and gave the hopefuls some words of encouragement

Sofia Vergara welcomes on-screen new baby son in dramatic episode of TV comedy…

She filmed for several weeks last year wearing a prosthetic baby bump in hit TV comedy show Modern Family. And on Wednesday night, Sofia Vergara delivered her bundle of joy, in the guise of her alter-ego Gloria Delgado-Pritchett of course.  In a dramatic episode of the show, Gloria begins to go into labor during a surprise party for her son Manny.

Unable to hold the baby in – as part of an attempt not to ruin Manny’s 14th birthday party, Gloria ends up giving birth to a beautiful baby boy. And despite her lack of make-up and hospital gown, Sofia still looked stunning as she held the baby and kissed his feet while on-screen husband Jay (Ed O’Neill) and son Manny (Rico Rodriguez) visited.

Last year, Sofia admitted in an interview that she was ‘dreading’ the new arrival on the set: 

‘It’s going to change for me, because then, actually my hours of shooting with Ed and Rico [Rodriguez], they’re very fast, because we come prepared,’ she told Katie Couric.

‘We do it fast – Ed is very professional, and Rico too, he’s like an adult. And now, with a baby, it’s going to be double because they cry, and then, ‘Bring the other one, bring the new one, the diaper’ – so we’re dreading it.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

New arrival: Sofia Vergara’s character Gloria gave birth to a newborn baby boy in a dramatic episode of Modern Family which aired in the U.S. on Wednesday nightNew arrival: Sofia Vergara's character Gloria gave birth to a newborn baby boy in a dramatic episode of Modern Family which aired in the U.S. on Wednesday nightTen fingers and toes: Sofia kisses her baby’s feet as on-screen husband Jay (Ed O’Neill) and her son Manny see the newborn in hospitalTen fingers and toes: Sofia kisses her baby's feet as on-screen husband Jay (Ed O'Neill) and her son Manny see the newborn in hospital Cuddling up: Gloria and Jay give their new son a cuddle in a happy ending to Wednesday’s showCuddling up: Gloria and Jay give their new son a cuddle in a happy ending to Wednesday's dramatic episode Still glamorous: Despite her plain hospital gown, the actress still managed to look goodStill glamorous: Despite her plain hospital gown, the actress still managed to look good

Alexandra Burke fails to make a style slam dunk in bizarre veil at NBA party…

Alexandra Burke may have been hoping for a slam dunk when she appeared on the red carpet at a basketball event – but her bizarre wool hat and veil look was more foul than a style score. The X factor winner, who has been linked with serial Hollywood womanizer Jeremy Piven grinned as she posed for pictures in her odd blazer-waistcoat ensemble and tight black pants.

The 24-year-old curled her usually straight hair for the event, celebrating the launch of NBA starting to hold regular games in London. Coverage begins with the NBA’s third regular-season game in the United Kingdom featuring the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons at London’s O2 arena. The sold-out game will be the first NBA game played in the UK to be shown live in 3D.

Other guests included X Factor reject Mischa B, a rather loud Mark Ronson and Spike Lee. Alexandra has had a busy couple of weeks attending parties after she returned from her holiday in Miami. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Weird combination: Alexandra makes a bizarre entrance at the bash – with a veil and wool hatFoul play: Alexandra makes a bizarre entrance at the bash - with a veil and woolie hat Um, well the inspiration behind my outfit is: Alexandra tries to explain why she is wearing a veilUm, well the inspiration behind my outfit is: Alexandra tries to explain why she is wearing a veil Who knew he was a fan? Mark Ronson flocked to the basketball event in a rather loud blazerWho knew he was a fan? Mark Ronson flocked to the basketball event in a rather loud blazer Orange is the color: Spike Lee also caught some of the game on Wednesday eveningOrange is the colour: Spike Lee also caught some of the game on Wednesday evening All the A listers: Mischa B attended the event in an unusual print dress and long coatAll the A listers: Mischa B attended the event in an unusual print dress and long coat

Lookbook: Moschino pre-Fall 2013…

Moschino’s pre-Fall 2013 collection is all about the details that take an ensemble to the next level: bows, pearl embellishment, standout embroidery, and more.  The fashion house loves to rework their signature pieces each season and they are definitely on display here from flirty skirt suits to the classic and highly-coveted logo belt.

Though mostly playing on the classic color palette of black and white, there are pops of color for good measure, as well as polka dots and a graphic floral print that will capture the hearts and minds of the daintiest fans of the brand. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Boris Becker’s son Noah is front row with his VERY beautiful stepmom at Berlin Fashion Week…

His father is known for his charming manner and ease with beautiful ladies. And it appears that 18-year-old Noah Becker has inherited the same charm. Tennis player Boris Becker’s son was spotted at Berlin Fashion Week today enjoying the company of his glamorous model step-mother, Sharlely ‘Lilly’ Kerssenberg, 35, and a bright-green-haired friend, Bonnie Strange.

With his arms draped fondly around the pair, he had the confidence and poise of a man much older, despite being just 18 years old. Noah, who has his own fashion line Fancy Clothing, was in the German capital to take in the Basler fashion show. He also attended the controversial G-star fashion show two days ago, where designers sent denim jackets down the catwalk modified with pockets for machetes.

Noah, named after his parents’ friends Yannick Noah and Peter Gabriel, was born in 1994 to Boris and Barbara Becker during their seven-year-long marriage. The two had another son, Elias, born in 1999, before the marriage came to an end in 2000, one year after Boris retired from professional tennis. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Ladies’ man: Noah Gabriel Becker with Sharlely Lilly Kerssenberg, left, and Bonnie Strange, right, at the Basler show at Berlin Fashion WeekLadies' man: Noah Becker with Sharlely Lilly Kerssenberg, left, and Bonnie Strange, right, at the Basler show at Berlin Fashion WeekGetting acquainted: Noah chats to photographer Bonnie Strange ahead of the showGetting acquainted: Noah chats to photographer Bonnie Strange ahead of the showCharming: Noah was entirely at ease in the company of his two friends as they took in the showCharming: Noah was entirely at ease in the company of his two friends as they took in the showFun on the runway: The trio sat front row at the Basler fashion show last nightFun on the runway: The trio sat front row at the Basler fashion show last nightGlamour: Lilly with Noah before the show last nightGlamour: Lilly with Noah before the show last night

Britain’s Got Talent: Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden go for ladylike chic on second day of auditions…

Similar styles: Mother-of-two Amanda and former Misteeq singer Alesha both suit the vintage lookTheir style has at times been polar opposites. But as they left their hotel for the second day of filming for Britain’s Got Talent on Thursday, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon both chose ladylike glamour. Alesha, 34, opted for a bubblegum pink dress with a white Peter Pan collar and accessorized the look with a youthful pop of turquoise nails, heels and jewelry.

Meanwhile Amanda, 41, looked every inch the Hollywood siren in a white peplum dress, white heels and a black 1940s style bag. She topped off her outfit with what every glamazon needs – a slick of red lipstick. With such different styles, fashion battles between the two have sometimes been a tough one to call, yet on Thursday they both looked splendid with their prim and proper preening. Although Alesha had her legs out, she bravely snubbed a coat as she walked out of her luxury hotel before feeling the nip of the chilly Welsh winter.

Fan Jane Leyshon, 36, said: ‘Not many women would go out wearing a dress like that in this weather. ‘It certainly brought out a couple of her finer points – perhaps she will wear her thermals next time.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Check out those legs! Alesha Dixon went for a ladylike, but still sexy, outfit for the second day of Britain’s Got Talent auditions in Cardiff on ThursdayCheck out those legs! Alesha Dixon went for a ladylike, but still sexy, outfit for the second day of Britain's Got Talent auditions in Cardiff on ThursdayDouble trouble: Britain’s Got Talent presenters Ant and Dec chose layers and matching satchels for their second day in CardiffDouble trouble: Britain's Got Talent presenters Ant and Dec chose layers and matching satchels for their second day in Cardiff

The Saturdays pose for Glamoholic magazine!

The full feature is in the new issue of Glamoholic, on sale nowThey’ve spent a majority of the past few months Stateside as they attempt to break America. And it appears The Saturdays have stepped up their plan for world domination after landing their first US cover shoot.

The British five-piece vamped it up in red and black and dramatic make-up as they posed in a sexy shoot for the new January issue of Glamoholic magazine. Band members Una Healy, Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Vanessa White and Rochelle Humes glammed up for the interview to promote their US reality show Chasing The Saturdays.

In one shot, Frankie flashes her bra in a sheer floor-length red lace Marina Qureshi dress. The show, which debuts on the E! network on January 20, was filmed over several months in Los Angeles last year. Speaking about the show, the group said: ‘We are extremely excited and a little bit nervous because it’s going to be the first time people are really going to be seeing into our personal lives. It’s going to be weird, but hopefully everyone will like it, and like us. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

View a clip from the behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot:

The full feature on the Saturdays is in the new issue of Glamoholic, on sale nowThe Saturdays cover Glamoholic magazineMommy-to-be Rochelle said in the interview: ‘We have to do it our way and avoid focusing on others’Rochelle Wiseman Glamoholic magazineGoing Goth: Mollie cuts a brooding figure in a dramatic black Marina Qureshi dress and dramatic make-upGoing Goth: Mollie cuts a brooding figure in a dramatic black dress and dramatic make-upFeeling blue: Former S Club Juniors star Frankie talks about her crush on Ryan GoslingFeeling blue: Former S Club Juniors star Frankie talks about her crush on Ryan GoslingClose knit: The girl group talk about their plan for world dominationClose knit: The girl group talk about their plan for world dominationHitting the Big Apple: The five ladies at the SiriusXM Studios in New York CityHitting the Big Apple: The five-piece were at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City

Pregnant Kim Kardashian can’t button up her trench over her growing baby bump!

Time for maternity wear? Kim's trench coat seemed a little small for her growing figureIt seems it might be time for Kim Kardashian to invest in a new maternity wardrobe. The reality TV star, 32, stepped out in LA today wearing a trench coat that couldn’t button up over her budding baby bump. Instead, she cinched her belt around her waist leaving the jacket gaping at the center.

She wore all black underneath, finishing off her outfit with heels, a handbag and sleek hairstyle. The star, who is busy promoting her upcoming E! series Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West. She recently revealed that her 28-year-old sister Khloe, open about her struggles to conceive with her husband Lamar Odom, has now decided she is not yet ready for a baby.

Kim told E! News: ‘She texted me the other day that thank god it’s me, not her. She’s not sure if she’s ready. It’s funny, you know, you think you want something so badly, then I think she kind of realized, “I have time. I’m 28. I’m good. ‘I’ve read that ‘she’s devastated’ and things like that, and none of it’s true.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Blooming: Pregnant Kim Kardashian stepped out in LA on ThursdayBlooming: Pregnant Kim Kardashian stepped out in LA on Thursday Perfecting her pout: Kim tossed her hair for the cameras when she arrived at LAX airportPerfecting her pout: Kim tossed her hair for the cameras when she arrived at LAX airport

Sofia Vergara makes for a bright sight as she steps out in leggings and day-glo colors…

Check me out: The actress wore tight black leggings, teamed with pink trainers and a florescent yellow top Sofia Vergara is clearly the kind of celebrity who likes to be seen. The 40-year-old actress made a bold impression on Thursday in Los Angeles as she stepped out in bright day-glo colors. Modern Family star Sofia was wearing a luminous yellow top teamed with pink sneakers and tight black leggings, which showed off her fantastic figure.

The actress wore her long brunette hair down and teamed her ensemble with shades and a designer handbag. Sofia stepped out the day after scenes were aired of her on Modern Family, delivering a baby boy, in the guise of her alter-ego Gloria Delgado-Pritchett of course. In a dramatic episode of the show, Gloria begins to go into labor during a surprise party for her son Manny. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Making herself known: Sofia Vergara stepped out in Los Angeles on Thursday wearing a very eye-catching ensembleMaking herself known: Sofia Vergara stepped out in Los Angeles on Thursday wearing a very eye-catching ensembleWhoops! Gloria’s labor begins during a special surprise birthday party for her son MannyWhoops! Gloria's labour begins during a special surprise birthday party for her son Manny

Heavily pregnant Amber Rose is still in her Chanel on Beverly Hills shopping trip with Wiz Khalifa…

She’s reportedly due to give birth in just five weeks. But in the countdown to her due date, Amber Rose is proving mothers-to-be have don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. The 29-year-old label-loving model and entrepreneur was dressed to the nines as she shopped in Beverly Hills with fiancé Wiz Khalifa on Thursday. Amber accentuated her baby bump with a white turtleneck dotted with black crosses that stretched over her curves.

She paired the top with stretchy black leggings, Chanel logo sandals and a matching quilted handbag from the luxury French designer. Amber added a pop of color with an orange manicure and pedicure and hot pink lipstick, and polished the look off with a pair of retro white sunglasses, while her platinum blonde hair was shaved in her trademark style.

Black and Yellow rapper Wiz held her hand as they walked along the posh Los Angeles neighborhood after stopping into baby store Bel Bamini. The couple became engaged in March last year and six months later announced they were expecting their first child together. They have since revealed they are expecting a baby boy. Wiz sparked controversy after stating he will not give up smoking cannabis once the baby is born. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Hand-in-hand: Amber Rose and fiance Wiz Khalifa shopped in Beverly Hilla, California on ThursdayHand-in-hand: Amber Rose and fiance Wiz Khalifa shopped in Beverly Hilla, California on Thursday Coming soon! Amber is believed to be due in about five weeksComing soon! Amber is believed to be due in about five weeksColor pop: The model lashed her lips in hot pink and sported a neon orange manicureColour pop: The model lashed her lips in hot pink and sported a neon orange manicureDesigner goods: The couple shopped at Bel Bambini for baby itemsDesigner goods: The couple shopped at Bel Bambini for baby itemsSomething to smile about: The couple revealed they were expecting late last yearSomething to smile about: The couple revealed they were expecting late last year

Casual Salma Hayek lets her daughter get the spotlight after stylish awards show week…

Busy body: Salma has made appearances at the Spirit Awards nominations and the Golden Globes in the last weekShe may only be five years old but it looks like Valentina Pinault has got her own strong sense of fashion. The daughter of actress Salma Hayek accompanied her mother to the airport on Thursday and showed no signs of wanting to emulate her idol’s toned down style as she arrived in a colorful ensemble.

While Salma dressed comfortably in casually in a grey jumper over a white shirt with jeans and black trilby hat, Valentina was more thoughtful about her attire. The youngster donned pink leggings with black and purple UGG boots, teaming it with a 3D top. The long-sleeve item features a glittery arrangement with a woman emerging from a large stripy bow.

Her sparkly nail polish was also eye-catching as she walked through the arrivals area at LAX. Perhaps she has been watching her mother’s fashionable appearances this week. The pair were leaving Los Angeles after Salma has been involved with many awards season activities. She made an appearance at the Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch at BOA Steakhouse. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Mother and daughter trip: Salma Hayek arrived at LAX airport with her daughter Valentina on ThursdayMother and daughter trip: Salma Hayek arrived at LAX airport with her daughter Valentina on ThursdayDressed down: Salma dressed casually in a grey jumper and white shirt teamed with some jeansDressed down: Salma dressed casually in a grey jumper and white shirt teamed with some jeansExcited jet-setter: Valentina joked around in her bright attireExcited jet-setter: Valentina joked around in her bright attireStylish entrance: The five-year-old donned pink leggings and a 3D design top for her journeyStylish entrance: The five-year-old donned pink leggings and a 3D design top for her journeyKeeping close: The two held hands as they walked through the terminalKeeping close: The two held hands as they walked through the terminal

Michael Jackson’s doctor Arnold Klein hints he is Prince Michael’s father in cryptic Facebook post…

Conspiracy theory: Prince Michael, pictured here earlier this month in Germany and, right, Dr Klein pictured in 2007The fallen former dermatologist to Michael Jackson has invited speculation he is the biological father of the late King of Pop’s son Prince after contrasting an old photo of himself with an image of the youngster on Facebook.

Dr Arnie Klein, who has been mired in bankruptcy and financial woes in recent years, posted an old picture of himself beneath a photo of 15-year-old Prince Michael with the cryptic tag ‘hmmmmm’. The photo appears to be a wry nod to conspiracy theorists who have speculated for years that Klein donated his own sperm to help the late King of Pop start a family. Jackson, who died in 2009, fathered Prince Michael and daughter Paris with ex-wife Debbie Rowe, who previously worked as Klein’s assistant at his practice in Beverly Hills.

Jackson’s third child Blanket was born by an anonymous surrogate in 2002. Rowe has never spoken publicly about the identity of the biological father of the children she bore Jackson. However the eccentric Klein has previously gone on record to rule out any role in the parenting of Jackson’s children. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Hint hint? Michael Jackson’s doctor, Arnold Klein, posted a comparison picture of himself and Jackson’s son Prince Michael in a cryptic Facebook postHint hint? Michael Jackson's doctor, Arnold Klein, posted a comparison picture of himself and Jackson's son Prince Michael in a cryptic Facebook postHand in hand: Jackson, who died in 2009, fathered Prince Michael and daughter Paris with ex-wife Debbie Rowe, pictured here in 2006Hand in hand: Jackson, who died in 2009, fathered Prince Michael and daughter Paris with ex-wife Debbie Rowe, pictured here in 2006

Mariah Carey on Nicki Minaj: ‘This is what I deal with!’

Same look? Nicki blasted 20-year-old Stephanie Schimel for sharing the same colour eye shadowAmerican Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj feuded on American Idol after the rapper admitted she did not vote for an act because she was wearing the same color eye shadow. And the drama left Keith Urban telling the women he felt like their ‘scratching post’ as they displayed their claws during the Chicago leg of auditions.

Urban was stuck between the two divas as the pair of superstars traded barbs, rolled their eyes, pointed and wagged fingers at each other. The drama unfolded as the judges gave their opinions over the performance of 20-year-old Stephanie Schimel, who had sung Doris Day’s Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

‘I liked it, I liked the choice of song and I thought your voice had a really pretty tone,’ said Mariah.

But Nicki was not impressed saying: ‘I was not wowed. I thought your voice is pretty, you are pretty, but nothing jumped at me. We have seen such magnetic things today and I don’t think you compared to what we have seen today.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Man in the middle: Keith Urban threw up his hands as Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey duked it out during American Idol auditions in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday night’s showMan in the middle: Keith Urban threw up his hands as Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey duked it out during American Idol auditions in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday night's showHer dream: The drama unfolded as the judges gave their opinions over Stephanie’s performance of Doris Day’s Dream A Little Dream of MeHer dream: The drama unfolded as the judges gave their opinions over Stephanie's performance of Doris Day's Dream A Little Dream of MeStanding by: Stephanie politely waited for the judges’ decisionStanding by: Stephanie politely waited for the judges' decision Does she have it? A trip to Hollywood meant Stephanie could leave the lingerie store where she’s been working to pursue her dreamsDoes she have it? A trip to Hollywood meant Stephanie could leave the lingerie store where she's been working to pursue her dreamsNot ‘wowed': Nicki admitted she was not impressed to her colleagues’ surpriseNot 'wowed': Nicki admitted she was not impressed to her colleagues' surpriseAt odds: Nicki told the singer she had not voted for her because they were both wearing the same color pink eye shadow, setting off the other judgesAt odds: Nicki told the singer she had not voted for her because they were both wearing the same colour pink eye shadow, setting off the other judgesWhat? An unimpressed Mariah began wagging her finger in Minaj’s direction, and interrupting herWhat? An unimpressed Mariah began wagging her finger in Minaj's direction, and interrupting herPush back: the singers argued on and off throughout the entire two-hour showPush back: the singers argued on and off throughout the entire two-hour showFeud: Nicki pointed at Mariah, without looking at her, and said ‘Oh no, because you ain’t got nothing like me’Feud: Nicki pointed at Mariah, without looking at her, and said 'Oh no, because you ain't got nothing like me'

Khloe and Kim Kardashian are ‘girls gone wild’ in Miami…

Before baby: The episode was filmed before Kim fell pregnant with Kanye West's childHe was once criticized for his party lifestyle but it seems that since welcoming his second child into the world, Scott Disick has his priorities in order. In a new preview for the premiere episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, the reality star can be seen getting angry at Kim and Khloe Kardashian as the siblings are cracking open the alcohol to enjoy a little party with some of their DASH employees

Scott isn’t too impressed as he sits in the next room. Khloe, 28, urges Lord Disick to come and join in the fun, and yells: ‘Scott, come here!’ But the 29-year-old is more interested in relaxing beside his partner Kourtney, who is tending to their baby, and mumbles: ‘I’m chilling.’ With the champagne flowing, things quickly grow rowdy on the other side of the door.

‘Being in Miami, it’s a girls’ night. Let’s have some drinks!’ Khloe tells the camera. ‘It’s a celebration any time Kim is drinking and hanging out.’Khloe is then heard loudly telling the group: ‘Who lies about an abortion? You lie about not having one.’

But she is swiftly interrupted by Kim, who declares: ‘These jello shots are amazing.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Party time: Kim and Khloe Kardashian are seen getting stuck into some drinks in a new preview clip for Kourtney and Kim Take MiamiParty time: Kim and Khloe Kardashian are seen getting stuck into some drinks in a new preview clip for Kourtney and Kim Take MiamiNot impressed: Scott Disick, who was in the next room, got more and more annoyed by their anticsNot impressed: Scott Disick, who was in the next room, got more and more annoyed by their anticsCheers: Kim and Khloe decided to have a celebration with some of their DASH employeesCheers: Kim and Khloe decided to have a celebration with some of their DASH employeesSpecial occasion: Kim popped open the champagne to make the most of Khloe’s visitSpecial occasion: Kim popped open the champagne to make the most of Khloe's visitDisapproving: On the other side of the wall Scott complained to partner Kourtney about her sisters’ anticsDisapproving: On the other side of the wall Scott complained to partner Kourtney about her sisters' anticsFamily time: Scott was relaxing on the sofa with Kourntey while she tended to their baby PenelopeFamily time: Scott was relaxing on the sofa with Kourntey while she tended to their baby PenelopeTurnaround: Scott was once criticized for his partying ways but during the episode he brands the girls’ behavior as ‘a mockery’Turnaround: Scott was once criticised for his partying ways but during the episode he brands the girls' behaviour as 'a mockery'Girls’ night: Khloe was unapologetic about their rowdy behavior as she chatted to the camerasGirls' night: Khloe was unapologetic about their rowdy behaviour as she chatted to the camerasLoud and proud: Khloe chatted loudly about abortions while Kim declared her love of jello shotsLoud and proud: Khloe chatted loudly about abortions while Kim declared her love of jello shotsShining stars: Kourtney and Kim pose in sexy photos in new promotional shots for their spin-off showShining stars: Kourtney and Kim pose in sexy photos in new promotional shots for their spin-off showKardashian kurves: In one photo Kim slips into a swimsuit to show off her famous figureKardashian kurves: In one photo Kim slips into a swimsuit to show off her famous figureMiami nice: Kourtney poses on a jetty with the city skyline in the backgroundMiami nice: Kourtney poses on a jetty with the city skyline in the backgroundSister act: The new season premieres on E! on Sunday, January 20Sister act: The new season premieres on E! on Sunday, January 20

Kelly Ripa honors Michelle Obama’s new haircut by wearing fake bangs…

Trendsetter: Paying homage to the First Lady's birthday haircut, Kelly Ripa, co-host of the morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael, debuted her own set of clip-on bangs this morningIt seems Michelle Obama’s new bangs are already making an impact. Kelly Ripa, co-host of the morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael, debuted her own set of bangs this morning, paying homage to the First Lady’s birthday haircut. The blonde television personality, who was wearing a clip-on wig, tweeted from the show’s official account: ‘@FLOTUS you inspired us! #BangsFriday’

Ms Ripa admitted to wanting to have her own bangs cut, but was hesitant to take the plunge. To test the waters, she wore the clip-on on set , which added a heavy set of bangs to her own naturally wavy and long hair. So far reactions have been positive, with fans encouraging her to get the chop.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘@KellyandMichael omgahhhhhhh!!! I love the bangs!!! Such a great look on Kelli!!!!!!! #getitgirl’

Michelle Obama, who turned 49 yesterday, showed off her new hairstyle (reminiscent of Katie Holmes’ chop in 2008) when she met with Inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall on Thursday. Mrs Obama has always had shoulder length hair, but since her entry into the White House in 2008, she has preferred to keep her look loose and flowing – or tied back. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Inspired: The blonde television personality, who was wearing a clip-on wig with co-hot Micheal Strahan, tweeted from the show’s official account: ‘@FLOTUS you inspired us! #BangsFriday’Inspired: The blonde television personality, who was wearing a clip-on wig with co-hot Micheal Strahan, tweeted from the show's official account: '@FLOTUS you inspired us! #BangsFriday'New do’? Ms Ripa admitted to wanting to have her own bangs cut, but was hesitant to take the plunge, so she wore a clip-on on set, which added a heavy set of bangs to her own naturally wavy and long hairNew do'? Ms Ripa admitted to wanting to have her own bangs cut, but was hesitant to take the plunge, so she wore a clip-on on set, which added a heavy set of bangs to her own naturally wavy and long hairPositive reactions: So far fans have encouraged her to get the chop; one Twitter user wrote: ‘@KellyandMichael I love the bangs!!! Such a great look on Kelli!!!!!!! #getitgirl’Positive reactions: So far fans have encouraged her to get the chop; one Twitter user wrote: '@KellyandMichael I love the bangs!!! Such a great look on Kelli!!!!!!! #getitgirl'Sharp and short: Her new cut, sharper, more sophisticated, caused a wildfire response yesterday, instantly setting a new trendSharp and short: Her new cut, sharper, more sophisticated, caused a wildfire response yesterday, instantly setting a new trend

Jovan Belcher’s mother signed agreement giving up custody of his $3 million baby…

Temporary custody: The baby's grandmother gave temporary custody of the girl to her mother's family so she could attend a funeral service for the mother in Texas, the mother and baby seen hereThe mother of late Kansas City Chief linebacker Jovan Belcher seeking custody of her son’s baby who’s worth more than $3 million signed over custody of the child two days after the father’s murder-suicide it’s been revealed. Cheryl Shepherd, whose son publicly took his life along with the baby’s mother’s last December, had granted ‘temporary guardianship’ to the mother’s family despite today’s ensuing fight for custody.

It’s that agreement, though temporary, which legal experts say severely damages Ms Shepherd’s chance of winning back custody of the four-month-old, as well as the child’s lucrative estate. Zoey, who’s currently living with the mother’s family in Austin, Texas, was orphaned on Dec. 1 when her father killed her mother, Kasandra Perkins, at the couple’s home in suburban Kansas City.

Belcher’s mother had been living with the couple for about two weeks and was in the home when her son killed Perkins before taking his own life at the Chief’s Arrowhead Stadium. Ms Shepherd received temporary custody of Belcher’s daughter soon after the shootings and filed a petition in mid-December asking to be appointed as Zoey’s guardian and conservator of her estate, which is worth about $3 million. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Custody battle: Belcher is seen here with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, and their baby daughter Zoey who with their death is at the heart of a $3 million custody battleCustody battle: Belcher is seen here with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, and their baby daughter Zoey who with their death is at the heart of a $3million custody battleTroubled: The murder-suicide has sparked debate in the NFL about gun ownership and the personal struggles of playersTroubled: The murder-suicide has sparked debate in the NFL about gun ownership and the personal struggles of players

NBA glamour lights up London and Lala Anthony and son Kiyan were there to witness it!

A host of Premier League stars past and present sat courtside as the NBA brought its unique brand of razzamatazz to London Friday. The New York Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons 102-87 in a regular-season game in front of a sell-out 18,689 crowd at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich. Thierry Henry was joined by former team-mates Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira.

Clint Dempsey, Jack Butland, Ryan Bertrand, Sylvain Distin, Tim Howard and Marouane Chamakh were all in the stands too. Ashley Cole was here courtesy of his friend Dave Hancock, the Knicks’ English director of training and conditioning who was once physio at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.  The England left-back proved an unwelcome spectator however, with loud boos emanating when cameras projected his image onto the big screen midway through the third period. Think George Osborne at the Paralympics.

Carmelo Anthony’s son Kiyan Anthony also sat courtside with his mom Lala as they watched daddy, New York Knicks forward, play against the Detroit Pistons during their regulation NBA basketball game at the O2 Arena in London, England  on Friday January 17, 2013 and led the New York Knicks to a 102-87 victory. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Lala and son Kiyan watch Carmelo Anthony play intently from one of the best seats in the houseLala Anthony London Jan 2013 1Go daddy! Kiyan seems to be cheering his dad onLala Anthony London Jan 2013 2Pals: Cole greets his Chelsea team-mate David Luiz at the O2Pals: Cole greets his Chelsea team-mate David Luiz at the O2Connected: Thierry Henry and film director Spike Lee pose for a photo before the gameThierry Henry and film director Spike Lee pose for a photo before the gameNight out: Spurs Clint Dempsey (centre) along with Everton’s Tim Howard (left) and Sylvain Distin (right)Spurs Clint Dempsey (centre) along with Everton's Tim Howard (left) and Sylvain Distin (right)Cheeky grin: Recently retired Fabrice Muamba (centre) enjoys the actionRecently retired Fabrice Muamba (centre) enjoys the actionWhere’s the ball gone: Detroit Pistons (white) attempt a shot in front of the packed standsDetroit Pistons (white) attempt a shot in front of the packed standsCrowd-pleaser: Pistons’ cheerleaders prove the star pre-match entertainersPistons' cheerleaders prove the star pre-match entertainersRelaxing: Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (right) watches onArsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (right) watches onGiant leap: Pistons center Andre Drummond (left) comes in underneath New york Knicks center Tyson ChandlerPistons center Andre Drummond (left) comes in underneath Knicks center Tyson Chandler Day off: Darren Bent puts his league form behind him to make a public appearanceDarren Bent puts his league form behind him to make a public appearance Eager beaver: Anton Ferdinand with Alan Hansen peeking from the foregroundAnton Ferdinand fails to be inconspicuous Not a bad start: The cheerleaders certainly weren’t feeling the chill of the British winterThe cheerleaders certainly weren't feeling the chill of the British winterGet set: A full-house at the o2 arena watch the third NBA regular-season game in EuropeA full-house at the o2 arena watch the third NBA regular-season game in EuropeTip off: The ref takes a hasty back-step away from the jumping playersThe ref takes a hasty back-step away from the jumping playersOne-on-one: New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony goes inside Pistons Tayshaun PrinceNew York Knicks Carmelo Anthony goes inside Pistons Tayshaun Prince

Kim Kardashian panics after ’15 swat team & 3 helicopters’ surround Kris and Bruce Jenner’s home following bogus report of shooting!

A 15 strong SWAT team were sent to Kris and Bruce Jenner’s California mansion on Friday afternoon; with at least two helicopters hovering up above as back up. Kim Kardashian, 32, tweeted her panic from the Ivory Coast after being informed of the commotion, which was sparked by a bogus call to the police claiming a shooting had taken place at the Calabasas home.

Her younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie were less dramatic and saw the funny side of it all… as did patriarch Bruce, who posed for an instagram with the police officers. The 17-year-old then posted a picture of her father merrily posing with officers in front of the mansion’s famous sweeping staircase; and of the squad cars lined up outside the home.

Kylie Tweeted: ‘my neighbours officially think I’m crazy’ to which her sister Kendall replied: ‘Our whole household is crazy.’

Kim, of course, was a tad more dramatic. She wrote: ‘Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home & 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up!’ Kim added: These prank calls are not funny! People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out who is behind this. It’s dangerous & not a joke!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Never miss a photo opportunity, Kardashian 101: Bruce Jenner posed merrily with the police offers who were called to his house to investigate a bogus shooting on FridayNever miss a photo opportunity, Kardashian 101: Bruce Jenner posed merrily with the police offers who were called to his house to investigate a bogus shooting on Friday ‘I love it when 8 police officers show up at my door and 10 cop cars are outside my house': Kendall Jenner made an Instagram homage to the drama'I love it when 8 police officers show up at my door and 10 cop cars are outside my house': Kendall Jenner made an Instagram homage to the drama Panic: Kim Kardashian Tweeted concern after her mother Kris Jenner’s house was surrounded by a SWat team and helicopters following report of a shootingPanic: Kim Kardashian Tweeted concern after her mother Kris Jenner's house was surrounded by a SWat team and helicopters following report of a shooting Drama: Kim, who is currently on the Ivory Coast, Tweeted her panic over the commotion back in Calabasas, CaliforniaDrama: Kim, who is currently on the Ivory Coast, Tweeted her panic over the commotion back in Calabasas, California Advice: Lest we be confused about where Kim stands on the pranks, she Tweeted this to her followersAdvice: Lest we be confused about where Kim stands on the pranks, she Tweeted this to her followers Scene of the confusion: A 15 strong SWAT team and helicopters rushed to the Jenner home in Calabasas, California after a bogus report of a shootingScene of the confusion: A 15 strong SWAT team and helicopters rushed to the Jenner home in Calabasas, California after a bogus report of a shooting

Alexandra Burke dresses down for girl’s night out…

Biker babe: Alexandra wore a pair of biker boots with her tight trousers and a leather jacket over her shoulders She made headlines this week when she was spotted slipping into the hotel of Mr Selfridge star and notorious Hollywood womanizer Jeremy Piven. But despite talks of a rumored romance, Alexandra Burke stepped out to party on Friday with just the girls.

However it seems the 24-year-old didn’t get the memo about dressing to impress as she looked considerably under-dressed as she joined a host of female pals to attend model Jourdan Dunn’s leaving party.

The X Factor winner opted for a casual look for her night out, perhaps to avoid getting too cold in the snowy weather. Slipping into a pair of very tight black disco pants, Alexandra showed off her toned figure. Instead of wearing a glamorous top though the singer opted for a large orange long-sleeved top.

Over the top she hung a leather jacket on her shoulders and in keeping with the look she sensibly wore a pair of biker boots. While her outfit may have been casual her hair looked A-list party ready as wore it down and poker straight. Her look was in stark contrast to model Jourdan Dunn’s glitzy look. The gorgeous girl, who was holding a leaving party ahead of her move to New York, opted for a very short gold sequined dressed. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

 

In the mood for dancing: Alexandra wore a pair of disco pants as she went clubbing in London on Friday eveningIn the mood for dancing: Alexandra wore a pair of disco pants as she went clubbing in London on Friday evening Girl’s night out: Despite being linked to Jeremy Piven earlier in the week Alexandra was enjoying a girl’s night outGirl's night out: Despite being linked to Jeremy Piven earlier in the week Alexandra was enjoying a girl's night outModel behavior: Alexandra was joining model Jourdan Dunn who was holding a leaving party ahead of moving to New YorkModel behaviour: Alexandra was joining model Jourdan Dunn who was holding a leaving party ahead of moving to New York Snow joke: Despite the very cold weather Lauren didn’t seem concerned about wearing a coat to keep her warmSnow joke: Despite the very cold weather Lauren didn't seem concerned about wearing a coat to keep her warm Work it: It was as if the pavement was her catwalk as Lauren Pope arrived at the venueWork it: It was as if the pavement was her catwalk as Lauren Pope arrived at the venue

Make-up free Salma Hayek arrives in snow-covered Paris with look-a-like daughter Valentina…

What a wardrobe: The tot has a closet full of couture that would be the envy of any adultIt’s fashion week in Paris, and even the pint sized stars are joining in on the festival of couture. Salma Hayek arrived in the famed city of lights on Friday with her look-a-like daughter Valentina dressed to the nines in designer gear. The pair were cozily bundled up for a cold winter storm that dumped as much as 2 inches of snow on the charmed city.

The curly haired 5-year-old looked ready to walk the catwalks of fashion week wearing an off-white Gucci puffer coat and matching navy blue Gucci hat and red scarf. The 46-year-old arrived make-up free but still managed to look chic as she covered up her famous curves in a full length black wool coat and matching black fedora hat.

The Mexican-born actress is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, who owns a large number of businesses, including luxury fashion brands Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Venetta and Valentina’s favorite, Gucci. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Mini-me: Salma Hayek’s daughter Valentina is looking more like her mom every day as the pair arrive in style in Paris on FridayMini-me: Salma Hayek's daughter Valentina is looking more like her mom every day as the pair arrive in style in Paris on Friday Pint-sized fashionista: The 5-year-old was dressed head to toe in Gucci — a brand owned by her billionaire fatherPint-sized fashionista: The 5-year-old was dressed head to toe in Gucci -- a brand owned by her billionaire fatherFrench kiss: Hayek cozies up to her husband François-Henri PinaultStill in the honeymoon period: Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault looked loved-up as they posed at the closing ceremony of the 38th Deauville American Film Festival

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez endulge in retail therapy…

Sticking to her style: The Oscar winner looked far more comfortable on Friday than she did at the Golden GlobesMaybe landing on the worst dressed list at the Golden Globes has inspired her to spruce up her wardrobe. Halle Berry was spotted on Friday walking alongside French beau Olivier Martinez on the trendy shopping strip Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach, California. Not joining the pair was Halle’s 4-year-old daughter Nahla, who has been caught in the middle of a nasty custody dispute with her father Gabriel Aubry.

Olivier played the doting boyfriend, carrying several large bags as the couple of two years strolled arm in arm. The Cloud Atlas actress was decidedly dressed down for the warm and sunny weather, wearing a loose grey poncho over an oversized white shirt and torn jeans matched casual cool with a large grey hobo bag and black strappy boots.

Her boyfriend and Dark Tide co-star matched her casual cool with a black leather jacked and grey T-shirt and jeans. The 46-year-old’s look was quite the departure from Sunday’s fiasco at the Golden Globes, where the slender actress looked as through she was popping out of the bodice of her Versace dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Scoring some new clothes: Halle Berry and boyfriend Olivier Martinez strolled arm in arm as they shopped in Venice Beach, California on FridayScoring some new clothes: Halle Berry and boyfriend Olivier Martinez strolled arm in arm as they shopped in Venice Beach, California on FridayShe’s listening: The pair have been dating since 2010, shortly after Halle’s nasty split with French-Canadian model Gabriel AubryShe's listening: The pair have been dating since 2010, shortly after Halle's nasty split with French-Canadian model Gabriel AubryNot a winning look: Halle’s Versace dress showed off her famous figure but received low marks for styleNot a good look: Halle's Versace dress showed off her wonderful figure but wasn't a winner in the style stakes

Olivia Munn steps out in bizarre ‘tracksuit’ style outfit at BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards…

Gym ready: Olivia Munn sported a tracksuit style ensemble to the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party Despite accepting an invite for a British style tea party, Olivia Munn looked a little more ready for the gym than a swanky awards season celebration at The Four Seasons Hotel.

The 32-year-old star arrived at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season bash on Saturday afternoon sporting a bizarre black and white sleeveless top and pants with one white stripe down the side.

The brunette star was only outdone in the badly dressed stakes by Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe who sported an ill fitting white belted pant suit which little to flatter her svelte figure. The stunning French actress teamed her outfit with black strappy heels, bright red lipstick and smoky eye shadow.

Their pantsuits were a stark contrast to the more appropriate tea dresses worn by stars Sienna Miller and Francesca Eastwood.  Sienna, who has been nominated for a gong for her role as Tippi Hedren in Hitchcock drama The Girl, sported a vintage style pink dress and nude heels. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Is that a tracksuit or a jumpsuit? Olivia what happened to your stylist?Olivia Munn BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards 1Posing for the paparazzi: Olivia managed to strike a pose despite her fashion failOlivia Munn BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards 2Rubbing shoulders: Olivia posed for a snap alongside a dapper Bradley CooperRubbing shoulders: Olivia posed for a snap alongside a dapper Bradley CooperBizarre: Amanda looked an unusual sight on the red carpet at the plush hotelQuirky: Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried stepped out in unusual ensembles at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday afternoonThinking pink: Sienna Miller appeared in more suitable tea party attire in a vintage style pale dress and nude heelsThinking pink: Sienna Miller appeared in more suitable tea party attire in a vintage style pale dress and nude heels Flower power: Marion Cotillard sported a teal floral maxi-dress for the eventFlower power: Marion Cotillard sported a teal floral maxi-dress for the event Bromance: Actors Bradley Cooper, left, and Hugh Jackman, who are both up for awards in the same category at the Golden Globes and Oscars, pose together at the eventBromance: Actors Bradley Cooper, left, and Hugh Jackman, who are both up for awards in the same category at the Golden Globes and Oscars, pose together at the event Hot couple: Tim Burton arrived with partner Helena Bonham Carter who looked stunning in a low cut black dress and clutch bagHot couple: Tim Burton arrived with partner Helena Bonham Carter who looked stunning in a low cut black dress and clutch bagHappy couple: Slumdog millionaire stars Frieda Pinto and Dev Patel looked loved up as they posed on the red carpetHappy couple: Slumdog millionaire stars Frieda Pinto and Dev Patel looked loved up as they posed on the red carpetYou like like a Lady: Michelle Dockery looked stunning in a black and white dress and heelsYou like like a Lady: Michelle Dockery looked stunning in a black and white dress and heelsSupersleuth: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch arrived at the bash with his series co-star Lara Pulver who played Irene Adler in one episodeSupersleuth: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch arrived at the bash with his series co-star Lara Pulver who played Irene Adler in one episode

Sundance Film Festival: Movie producer Alicia Keys promotes new movie ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ starring Jennifer Hudson…

sdfIt is one of the biggest film events of the year and plenty of stars grabbed their best winter wear and headed to Sundance Film Festival on Thursday. And leading the pack on day one of the event on Friday were Alicia Keys and  Jennifer Hudson. The singers looked cute and warm as they arrived in the Park City, Utah location.

They were there to promote the Alicia Keys produced movie ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ starring Jennifer Hudson. The film follows two inner city youths who must fend for themselves when their respective mothers are taken away by the authorities. Jennifer had her supportive fiancé David Otunga by her side for the occasion.

Once out of the cold and indoors, Jennifer posed up with filmmaker George Tillman Jr., co-star Skylan Brooks and Alicia Keys, who acted as executive producer. Harry Potter alumnus Daniel Radcliffe was also there to promote his upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays Allen Ginsburg. And Bret McKenzie and Keri Russell were seen goofing around together as they posed for their film Austenland. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bowled over: Alicia Keys was in a good mood at the Sundance Film Festival after it emerged she is to perform the national anthem at this year’s Super BowlBowled over: Alicia Keys was in a good mood at the Sundance Film Festival after it emerged she is to perform the national anthem at this year's Super BowlSunny disposition: No wonder the singer was in good cheer after landing such a prestigious singing spotSunny disposition: No wonder the singer was in good cheer after landing such a prestigious singing spotCold snap: Jennifer Hudson was wrapped up warn as she and fiance David Otunga arrived at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on FridayCold snap: Jennifer Hudson was wrapped up warn as she and fiance David Otunga arrived at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on FridayFender bender: Alicia was later spotted enjoying the hospitality at the popular Fender Music lodgeFender bender: Alicia was later spotted enjoying the hospitality at the popular Fender Music lodgeLittle and large: Alicia was positively dwarfed by her fellow performer as the posed for the camerasLittle and large: Alicia was positively dwarfed by her fellow performer as the posed for the camerasSundance premiere: The American Idol winner and producer Alicia Keys introduced their drama alongside director George Tillman Jr. and co-star Skylan BrooksSundance premiere: The American Idol winner and producer Alicia Keys introduced their drama alongside director George Tillman Jr. and co-star Skylan BrooksFantastic Four: (L-R) Actor Skylan Brooks posed with Alicia, Jennifer and filmmaker George Tillman Jr. as they prepared to showcase their movieFantastic Four: (L-R) Actor Skylan Brooks posed with Alicia, Jennifer and filmmaker George Tillman Jr. as they prepared to showcase their movieYoung fan: Naomi Watts wore a camel-coloured coat over her striped jumper and jeans while signing autographs in Park CityYoung fan: Naomi Watts wore a camel-coloured coat over her striped jumper and jeans while signing autographs in Park CityOnscreen mother-son: The 44-year-old thespian also posed with her 29-year-old co-star, Xavier Samuel, who plays her son in the flickOnscreen mother-son: The 44-year-old thespian also posed with her 29-year-old co-star, Xavier Samuel, who plays her son in the flickSundancer: Dancing with the Stars hoofer Karina Smirnoff was also spotted touching down to Salt Lake City on WednesdaySundancer: Dancing with the Stars hoofer Karina Smirnoff was also spotted touching down to Salt Lake City on WednesdaySnow bunny: The 35-year-old dancer was all smiles as she enjoyed an evening stroll down Kings Drive with a mystery manSnow bunny: The 35-year-old dancer was all smiles as she enjoyed an evening stroll down Kings Drive with a mystery manGoing it alone: Daniel Radlciffe was there to promote Kill Your Darlings in which he portrays Allen GinsbergGoing it alone: Daniel Radlciffe was there to promote Kill Your Darlings in which he portrays Allen GinsbergKilling it: Radcliffe, who plays Allen Ginsberg in the film, was joined by his Kill Your Darlings castmates Michael C. Hall, Dane DeHaan, Jack Huston, director John Krokidas, and Ben FosterKilling it: Radcliffe, who plays Allen Ginsberg in the film, was joined by his Kill Your Darlings castmates Michael C. Hall, Dane DeHaan, Jack Huston, director John Krokidas, and Ben FosterGoofing around: Crystal Fairy co-stars Gaby Hoffmann and Michael Cera had a bit of fun with their photo opGoofing around: Crystal Fairy co-stars Gaby Hoffmann and Michael Cera had a bit of fun with their photo opHaving a ball: Keri and her Austenland co-star Bret McKenzie were clearly having a great time on day one of the eventHaving a ball: Keri and her Austenland co-star Bret McKenzie were clearly having a great time on day one of the eventMagical movie: Aussie actress Emily Browning was at Sundance to promote Magic Magic, a psychological thriller with British starlet Juno Temple set in ChileMagical movie: Aussie actress Emily Browning was at Sundance to promote Magic Magic, a psychological thriller with British starlet Juno Temple set in ChileRocking out on film: Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, posing with rock goddess Stevie Nicks, was at Sundance for his directorial debut, a documentary called Sound CityRocking out on film: Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, posing with rock goddess Stevie Nicks, was at Sundance for his directorial debut, a documentary called Sound CityKicking things off: Robert Redford, who founded the festival, gave a powerful speech on ThursdayKicking things off: Robert Redford, who founded the festival, gave a powerful speech on Thursday

Denzel Washington and Kelly Reily dazzle at ‘Flight Paris movie premiere…

Showing some flesh: Kelly wore a dramatic black dress with cut-out backHe’s a Hollywood A-lister with two Oscars to his name and has been nominated for another one. But on Tuesday night, Denzel Washington was happy to let his Flight co-star Kelly Reilly be the center of attention at the Paris premiere of the film. While Denzel, 58, kept warm on the freezing night in his coat, English actress Kelly, 35, bared some flesh in a dramatic black gown with cut-out back.

The pair and their co-stars are on the European promotional trail for the new drama, which has been nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Denzel. Also in attendance was the film’s director Robert Zemeckis, former Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis and Italian actress Caterina Murino.

Flight stars Denzel as troubled airline pilot Whip Whitaker, who battles drink and drug problems while on the job.  Rising star Kelly, who plays Mary Watson in the recent Sherlock Holmes movies, plays a recovering heroin addict Nicole. In a recent interview, Denzel admitted he abstained from alcohol during the film, but over-indulged in food so he could look bloated.

He told Seven magazine: ‘I absolutely did not drink the entire picture.  Normally I might have a glass of wine after work or something like that.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the trailer for ‘Flight’ below:

Time to shine: Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly attend the Paris premiere of Flight on Tuesday nightTime to shine: Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly attend the Paris premiere of Flight on Tuesday nightOscar hopes: Denzel, pictured with director Robert Zemeckis, is up for Best Actor for his performance in the filmOscar hopes: Denzel, pictured with director Robert Zemeckis, is up for Best Actor for his performance in the filmBonsoir! The trio share a joke on the red carpetBonsoir! The trio share a joke on the red carpetTroubled: Denzel plays alcoholic airline pilot Whip Whitaker in FlightTroubled: Denzel plays alcoholic airline pilot Whip Whitaker in Flight

‘Flight’ London movie premiere: Kelly Reilly is a lady in red next to Denzel Washington…

All white now: Jade Ewen wore a white tuxedo-style dress, while TV presenter Laura Whitmore wrapped up in a pink coat

All white: Jade Ewen wore a white tuxedo-style dress

It may have been freezing, but Kelly Reilly and Jessica-Jane Clement certainly set temperatures rising at the London premiere of Flight on Thursday night. Redhead Kelly showed off her toned physique in a red hot strapless gown as she joined her Flight co-star Denzel Washington at the Leicester Square screening.

Despite the cold, both Kelly, 35, and Denzel, 58, thrilled the hundreds of fans waiting outside the Empire cinema by signing autographs and posing for photos. Meanwhile, former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! pin-up Jessica-Jane, 27, showed off her curves in a plunging red Celeb Boutique ‘Vanessa’ dress.

Also at the premiere were TOWIE couple Joey Essex and Sam Faiers, Sky Sports News presenter Charlotte Jackson, Sugababes singer Jade Ewen, pop star Jamelia and TV presenter Zoe Salmon. Like Kelly and Jessica-Jane, Charlotte – who progressed to the semis of Splash! last weekend – wore a red asymmetrical Pia Michi dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Oscar hopeful: Kelly joins her Flight leading man Denzel Washington – who is up for Best ActorOscar hopeful: Kelly joins her Flight leading man Denzel Washington - who is up for Best ActorDate night: The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers and boyfriend Joey EssexDate night: The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers and boyfriend Joey Essex

Interracial Relationship Advice: I Need Tips For Attracting Men Of Other Races

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Hey KolorBlind Mag! I just wanted to say to you that it’s quite refreshing to come across your site because I am now allowing myself to pursue my attraction towards other men who aren’t black .

I have never been in an interracial relationship before but I have been interested in men of different races especially Caucasian men for a long time but have been crippled by fear of rejection or being labelled “curious”. I mean I used to feel guilty at my attraction towards Caucasian men and would just shelve the thoughts away. But that got the best of me one time in my previous relationship while dating a black guy, I had a dream I was in love with another man I didn’t know, who happened to be Caucasian.

*Is that insane or what*? I am a black South African young woman and seriously lacking in the art of flirting and possibly wooing a man of another race. I get a few stares from men of other races but that’s all it ever amounts to, just plain stares. I am even wondering if I am just not approachable or missing something. I just don’t know where or how to start flirting or getting the attention of the guy I’ll meet or bump into soon who will be different in race and to be frank, I am nervous.

How do I get their attention and how do I let them know that I won’t “bite”?? I thought I’d start here first to get some words of wisdom from you to help me make sense. And thank you for this amazing and insightful magazine.

Hi there,

I’m glad you enjoy the resources on our website. We appreciate it! :) Wooing and attracting a man are two different things. Wooing is the art of pursuing someone of interest whether it be someone of the opposite sex or of the same sex. I advise you leave the wooing to the man and work on attracting a man which involves a lot of body language.

There is no formula to attracting a man of another race. Men/Women are attracted to who they’re attracted to. In relationships with people of the other race, fear is the number reason men and women don’t approach one another. Since neither party know whether the other is open to dating outside of their race.

The number one things I recommend to men/women who are having trouble attracting someone of another race is, to opt for a different social setting that includes more people of the race they’re trying to date. This step is VERY important! In addition, body language play another role in sending the message of ‘I’m single and interested’.

A lot of women overlook the art of smiling and making eye contact. A man who intently stares is most times shy and afraid to approach a woman of another race. Although interracial relationships are on the rise, in certain communities it’s still considered a taboo. If in the event, you feel a man is interested and slightly shy, walking over and saying hello won’t hurt.

Sometimes taking the initiative to break the ice goes a long way. However, you are never to ask him out. A man who is remotely interested will always take the lead. We actually have an article titled ‘The Top 5 Rules To Interracial Dating’ that addresses this in more detail. I recommend you read and follow the steps. In addition, a reader asked how to attract a man’s attention a while ago, read the advice we offered her. It might help you as well.

Good luck! I hope things work out for you. Please keep us posted.

P.S. XXX used the Contact Us form. You can too should you need interracial relationship advice.

 

Envisioning Emancipation: Photography Helped Slaves Envision Better Lives Post-Slavery

Envisioning EmancipationA scruffy African-American family stands outside their run-down home while a dapper young man sits up straight in a waistcoat and suit. These are the never-before-seen faces of slavery and Emancipation, revealing families’ lives before and after they were freed.

The images themselves played a key part in allowing the men, women and children freedom – being distributed through the northern states as propaganda during the push for abolition, and employed by former slaves to showcase their new images.

More than 150 of the photographs feature in a new book, Envisioning Emancipation, which has been published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 on January 1. Most of the images, which reveal what freedom looked like for black Americans in the Civil War era, were taken between the 1850s and the 1930s.

They have been collated by Dr. Deborah Willis, a professor at the department of photography and imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The women spent years searching museums and archives throughout the country in a bid to expand the photographic record that would allow readers to look at race and freedom in a new way.

‘We wanted a range of images that showed the scope of the thinking about what freedom looked like,’ Dr. Willis told the New York Times. 

‘We consciously looked for black photographers; we consciously looked for images of women, whose stories have often not been included.’

And as they searched, they found numerous images challenging the ideas of slavery – ‘images that have gone missing from the historical record,’ Dr. Willis said.

On the road to freedom: An African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and daughters between 1863 – the year of the Emancipation Proclamation – and 1865On the road to freedom: An African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and daughters between 1863 - the year of the Emancipation Proclamation - and 1865At work: Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock River in Virginia in 1862 – the year before the Emancipation ProclamationAt work: Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock River in Virginia in 1862 - the year before the Emancipation ProclamationWorking together: A photograph from 1864 reads: ‘Colored army teamsters, Cobb Hill, Va’. It is one of 150 pictures in a new book about photography and EmancipationWorking together: A photograph from 1864 reads: 'Colored army teamsters, Cobb Hill, Va'. It is one of 150 pictures in a new book about photography and EmancipationA soldier in Union uniform between 1863-1865African American soldier in Union uniform and forage cap. 1863-1865 A formerly enslaved man holds a horn with which slaves were called, near Marshall, TexasFormerly enslaved man holding the horn with which slaves were called, near Marshall, TexasHorrors: The authors also discovered never-before-seen battle pictures. Here, men collect the bones of soldiers killed in battle, Cold Harbor, Virginia in 1865Horrors: The authors also discovered never-before-seen battle pictures. Here, men collect the bones of soldiers killed in battle, Cold Harbor, Virginia in 1865New life: A whole family poses by a building in Savannah, Georgia in 1907New life: A whole family poses by a building in Savannah, Georgia in 1907Smart: The caption reads: ‘District of Columbia, Company E, Fourth U.S. Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln’. The image was taken between 1862 and 1865Smart: The caption reads: 'District of Columbia, Company E, Fourth U.S. Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln'. The image was taken between 1862 and 1865Alongside pictures of enslaved people on plantations, there were images of wealthy black families posing together, black Union soldiers, Emancipation Day celebrations and reunions between former slaves, the Times reported.

The book also contains photographs taken in the bid for emancipation. There are ‘before’ and ‘after’ images of children, showing how they could transform into respectable youngsters, and slave children with white skin to create sympathy among white northerners.

Other images allowed northerners to witness the cruelty of slavery and the respectable individuals the former slaves had become. And black leaders, including Frederick Douglass and abolitionists Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, often turned to the medium, to further their abolitionist campaigns.

There are also examples of how photography was used by the supporters of slavery, using images as evidence of its ‘natural order and orderliness’. And, following the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the use of photography evolved – eventually being used by black men and women to show off their new, post slavery looks and to portray their hopes of freedom.

Subsequently, the book, which was published earlier this month, shows how photography was central in the war against slavery, racism and segregation

Photography was also used a propaganda to show how former slaves could become respectable people. Pictured: a studio portrait of an African American sailor taken between 1861 and 1865.Studio portrait of an African American sailor c. 1861 - 1865A self-liberated teenage woman with two Union soldiers in 1862Self-liberated teenage woman with two Union soldiers, Jesse L. Berch, quartermaster sergeant, and Frank M. Rockwell, postmaster. 1862Respectable: A woman, Sarah McGill Russwurm, is pictured in Liberia. She is pictured in 1854Unidentified woman, believed to be Sarah McGill Russwurm, sister of Urias A. McGill and widow of John Russwurm. 1854Respectable: A man, Urias Africanus McGill, a merchant in Liberia. He is pictured in 1854Urias Africanus McGill (c. 1823-1866), merchant in Liberia, born in Baltimore, Maryland 1854Forging on: Left, a soldier in Union uniform between 1863-1865African American soldier in Union uniform and forage cap. 1863-1865 A formerly enslaved man holds a horn with which slaves were called, near Marshall, TexasFormerly enslaved man holding the horn with which slaves were called, near Marshall, TexasSusie King Taylor, pictured left in 1902, was the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slavesSusie King Taylor 1902Booker T. Washington, a teacher, author, orator, and adviser to Republican presidents. He would speak on behalf of black people who lived in the South in 1915 Portrait of Booker T. Washington 1915Documenting change: This image of an African American woman holding a white child in 1855 features in a new book, Envisioning EmancipationAfrican American woman holding a white child in 1855

The Role Culture Plays In Multicultural/Interracial Relationships: Africa

African People Collage 1A few weeks ago we received a request from a Caucasian American woman about her marriage to an African man. In her email, she complained about how her husband wasn’t helping her with household chores because he felt it wasn’t a man’s job. She was beyond frustrated and was even contemplating divorce.

As beautiful and wonderful as a multicultural/interracial relationship is, it isn’t always as rosy as it may seem from the outside. From the realization that different cultures and upbringing can affect how a couple interact with one another, to realizing how majorly different we are, based on the country we grow up in, the happily ever after effect can soon turn into a nightmare.

Language, lifestyle, idioms, thought process are largely influenced by culture and/or religion. The term culture refers to a state of intellectual development or manners; social and political forces that influence the growth of a human being are also defined as culture.

While no one stops to consider these factors while falling in love (understandably so), it can either solidify the relationship or break it apart. We analyzed how the Asian culture compares to that of the Western world in our last edition, and this time we are analyzing the African culture:

African Culture

African People Collage 2With over 1 billion people, the African continent is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. It accounts for about 14.72% of the world’s human population.

Divided into more natural geographic and cultural sub regions to include Central , East , South , North and West. Africa is not a distinct continent; culturally, there has been little unity or common history for many of the cultures and people of Africa.

Music, cuisine and the history of billions of people across the world are influenced by their African origin. Although Western philosophy and religion also plays a major role, with  45% of the population Christians, 40% Muslims and less than 15% of the traditional African religions faith, Africa is one of the few continents that is heavily culture-based.

The African culture has influenced the Western culture more than any other culture as a result of slavery!

Africa can be divided into five main areas: South Africa, East Asia, West Africa, North Africa and Central Africa:

EAST AFRICA:

  • East Africa consists of: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi – comprise the African Great Lakes region and are members of the East African Community (EAC). Burundi and Rwanda are sometimes considered part of Central Africa.
  • Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia – collectively known as the Horn of Africa.
  • Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles are small island nations in the Indian Ocean
  • Réunion and Mayotte are French overseas territories also in the Indian Ocean.

CENTRAL AFRICA:

NORTH AFRICA:

  • Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara are all countries located in North Africa. Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and often Mauritania are the Maghreb or Maghrib,
  • Egypt and Sudan are referred to as Nile Valley. Egypt is a transcontinental country by virtue of the Sinai Peninsula, which is in Asia.

SOUTH AFRICA:

  • Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are all South African countries.
  • Madagascar has close cultural ties to Southeast Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean.
  • Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are countries currently included in Southern Africa, but were formerly of the Central African Federation.

WEST AFRICA:

  • Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Canary Islands.
  • West Africa played a major role  during slavery, nearly one-third of its population were enslaved. A bulk of that trade occurred between nations such as the Ashanti of Ghana and the Yoruba of Nigeria.
  • The Portuguese arrived in modern-day Ghana in 1471, the first Europeans to explore the land. Though they were searching for a sea route to the Far East, the explorers began building forts along the coast and trading with inland tribes for their gold. By 1600, the Dutch and English began exploring Ghana.
  • One hundred years later, the Germans and Danes also built forts—all hoping for ivory and gold. In return, explorers brought rum, cotton, cloth, beads, and weapons to the tribesmen. Eventually the Europeans forcefully captured Ghanaians as slaves.

Ghana

The People

Ghanians come from six main ethnic groups:

  • The Akan (Ashanti and Fanti)
  • The Ewe
  • The Ga-Adangbe
  • The Mole-Dagbani
  • The Guan
  • The Gurma

Ashanti Tribe
The Ashanti tribe of the Akan are the largest tribe in Ghana and one of the few matrilineal societies in West Africa. Once renowned for its splendor and wealth of its rulers, it is most famous today for its craft work, particularly hand-carved stools and fertility dolls and the ever popular colorful kente cloth.

Western Culture

Notice how Africa is still divided into tribes. A country may have anywhere from 12 -200 tribes depending on its size. Developed countries don’t have a culture of tribes, rather each country is united by language and tradition(s).

If you’ve ever wondered why so many of the African people you know don’t all share the same language or tradtion/culture, this is why. Each tribe has its own unique language and tradition.

Clothing

Kente cloth was typically worn in the southern half of the country and reserved mainly for joyous occasions and festivals. Today they are not only used for festive occasions but also during the rituals associated with the important events of life; for example, marriage, death, and religious worship.

Kente cloth is woven in bright, narrow strips with complex patterns; it’s usually made from cotton and is always woven outdoors, exclusively by men. They also weave kente cloth, and their more geometrical patterns contain symbolic designs handed down through the ages.

Western Culture

Kente is to Ghanians what an evening gown is to a Westerner. The tradition of setting aside certain clothing type or styles has long been a part of society.

Lifestyle

African People Collage 3The village is a social as well as an economic unit. Everyone participates in the major ceremonies, the most frequent of which are funeral celebrations which typically last several days. Attendance at funerals is normally expected from everyone in the village and expenditure on funerals is a substantial part of the household budget.

The Ashantis are noted for their expertise in a variety of specialized crafts. These include weaving, wood carving, ceramics, and metallurgy. Of these crafts, only pottery making is primarily a female activity; the others are restricted to male specialists. Even in the case of pottery-making, only men are allowed to fashion pots or pipes representing anthropomorphic or zoomorphic figures.

Traditions

The Ewé have over 600 deities to turn to, in times of need. Many village celebrations and ceremonies take place in honor of one or more deities. The Ewe occupy southeastern Ghana and the southern parts of neighboring Togo and Benin. Most Ewe were farmers who kept livestock, while other specialized in craft.

Cuisine

Ghanaians enjoy a rather simple, but flavorful cuisine. The majority of meals consist of thick, well-seasoned stews, usually accompanied by such staple foods as rice or boiled yams. Stews come in a variety of flavors, the most popular being okra, fish, bean leaf (or other greens), forowe (a fishy tomato stew), plava sauce (spinach stew with either fish or chicken), and groundnut (peanut), one of the country’s national dishes.

Many spices are used to prepare stews and other popular dishes. Cayenne, allspice, curry, ginger, garlic, onions, and chili peppers are the most widely used seasonings. Onions and chili peppers (along with tomatoes, palm nuts, and broth) help to make up the basis for most stews.

Certain foods that make up the Ghanaian diet vary according to which region of the country people live in. In the north, millet (a type of grain), yams, and corn are eaten most frequently, while the south and west enjoy plantains (similar to bananas), cassava, and cocoyams (a root vegetable).

The people of the dry southeastern region eat mostly corn and cassava. Rice is a staple throughout most of the country. Jollof rice , a spicy dish that includes tomato sauce and meat, is enjoyed by most of the population. Pito, a fermented beverage made from sorghum (a type of grain), is a popular drink in the north, while those living in the south prefer palm wine.

Western Culture

West African culture plays a major role in Hispanic, Caribbean, African-American and South American cuisine. Elements of cooking methods brought over by slaves are still utilized in cooking in a wide variety of dishes to date.

LESSON: It’s important in any multicultural/interracial relationship to always be sensitive to your partner’s background and culture. Keep in mind that the foods they are accustomed to, and culture are different from that of the West!

Yet as different as they may seem, there will always be similarities!

The Fanti Tribe

The Fanti tribe are mainly located in the coastal areas of Ghana. Fishing is an important profession among the Fanti tribe, and local variations in economic activities permits a great deal of trade between one community and another, carried out chiefly by women of the Fanti Tribe.

The Ga-Adangbe Tribe

The Ga-Adangbe people inhabit the Accra plains. The Adangbe are found to the East, the Ga groups to the West of the Accra coastlands. Although both languages are derived from a common proto Ga-Adangbe ancestral language, modern Ga and Adangbe are mutually unintelligible.

The modern Adangbe include the people of Shai, La, Ningo, Kpone, Osudoku, Krobo, Gbugble, and Ada, who speak different dialects. The Ga also include the Ga-Mashie groups occupying neighborhoods in the central part of Accra, and other Ga speakers who migrated from Akwamu, Anecho in Togo, Akwapim, and surrounding areas.

The Gaun Tribe
The Guan are believed to have begun to migrate from the Mossi region of modern Burkina around A.D. 1000. Moving gradually through the Volta valley in a southerly direction, they created settlements along the Black Volta, throughout the Afram Plains, in the Volta Gorge, and in the Akwapim Hills before moving farther south onto the coastal plains.

Some scholars speculate that the wide distribution of the Guan suggests that they were the Neolithic population of the region. Later migrations by other groups such as the Akan, Ewe, and Ga-Adangbe into Guan-settled areas would then have led to the development of Guan-speaking enclaves along the Volta and within the coastal plains.

Ghanian languages

The major languages spoken are Twi, Fante, Ga, Hausa, Dagbani, Ewe and Nzema. English is the official language of Ghana.

The Ashante are part of the Akan tribes who speak various dialects of Twi. The language is very rich in proverbs, the use of which is taken to be a sign of wisdom. Euphemisms are very common, especially about events connected with death.

Festivals

Ghana is a country that celebrates various festivals. There are several rites and rituals that are performed throughout the year in various parts of the country. They cover the right of passage child-birth, puberty, marriage and death. To the majority of people, these celebrations provide all that is satisfying to their communities and families.

Many festivals include thrilling durbars of chiefs, when tribal leaders and Queen Mothers process in decorated palanquins, shaded by the traditional umbrellas, and supported by drummers and warriors discharging ancient muskets.

Panafest
This festival is held every summer. It celebrates the Ghanaian origin. People from other African countries as well as the African-Americans with roots in Ghana visit the country and celebrate their heritage.

The Homowo Festival
The word “Homowo” actually means ‘making fun of hunger.’ Ghanian traditional oral history describes a time long ago when the rain stopped and the sea closed its gates.

A deadly famine spread throughout the southern Accra plains, the home of the Ga people. When the harvest finally arrived and food became plentiful, the people were so happy that they celebrated with a festival that ridiculed hunger.

Western Culture

Festivals and celebrations are an integral part of human existence. A lot of African festivals are in existence in countries like Brazil, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Jamaica, with  a few African-American still celebrating these festival in remembrance of their heritage.

LESSON: Who we are, where we come from is always evident in the things that play a major role in our lives. In your multicultural or interracial relationship, it’s important to be flexible. Fusing new with old, east with west is a great way to start a new tradition.

Kenya

The people of Kenya

Kenya is a multi-racial society, the majority of people comprise of native ethnic groups. The rest of the population are Asians, Arabs, and Europeans.

There are currently more than 40 different ethnic group in Kenya. The main groups of tribes are the Bantu who migrated from western Africa, the Nilotic people who originated from Sudan and the Hamitic group, who were mainly pastoral tribes from Ethiopia and Somalia. The other large ethnic groups include the Luo, Luhya, Kamba and Kalenjin. There is also the El Molo tribe, who form a very small population.

The main tribes are:

  • Kikuyu (21%)
  • Meru (5%)
  • Kalenjin
  • Luyha
  • Luo (14%)
  • Kisii
  • Kamba
  • Swahili
  • Masai
  • Turkana

The Kikuyu People

The Kikuyu are Bantu and actually came into Kenya during the Bantu migration. They include some families from all the surrounding people and can be identified with the Kamba, the Meru, the Embu and the Chuka.

Bantu refers to Swahili-speaking people.

Western Culture

Swahili is very popular in Western countries, and made reference to in a lot of movies and songs.  For instance, there are some Swahili references in Disney’s cartoon ‘The Lion King’. “Simba”, the main hero in the animation film, means lion, and is related to the word for “lion” in the Sanskrit language.

“Rafiki”, another word in Swahili, means “friend”, whereas the famous song “Hakuna Matata” means “No worries for the rest of our days”.

In the sequel of Lion King, most characters have Swahili names, for example Simba’s adopted son, which is named “Kovu”, meaning “scar” in the Swahili language.

There is this very beautiful and happy song, called “Baba Yetu” in Lion King, which means “Our Father”, and is in fact, the Lord’s Prayer translated in Swahili:

“Baba yetu yetu uliye (Our Father, Jesus, who art)/mbinguni yetu, Amina! (in the heavens, amin!)/baba yetu yetu uliye/Jina lako milele litukuzwe (Hallowed be thy name)/Utupe leo chakula chetu tunachohitaji (Give us our daily bread)/Utusuhamele (forgive us of)/makosa yetu, hey! (our trespasses)/kana nasi tunavy owasamele (as we forgive others)/waliotukoseo (who trespass us)/Usitutie katika majaribu lakini (Lead us not into temptation)/ Utuokoe (But)/ na yule (deliver us from evil)/milele na yule (and you are forever and ever)”.

The Kikuyu tribe was originally founded by a man named Gikuyu. Kikuyu history tells of a Kikuyu God, Ngai, who took Gikuyu to the top of Kirinyaga and told him to stay and build his home there and gave him his, Mumbi. Together, Mumbi and Gikuyu had nine daughters.

There was actually a tenth daughter but the Kikuyu considered it to be bad luck to say the number ten. When counting they used to say “full nine” instead of ten. It was from the nine daughters that the nine (occasionally a tenth) Kikuyu clans: Achera, Agachiku, Airimu, Ambui, Angare, Anjiru, Angui, Aithaga, and Aitherandu were formed.

The Maasai Tribe
Found mainly in Southern Kenya, the Massai believed that their rain God Ngai granted all cattle to them for safe keeping when the earth and sky split. The Massai worship cattle because it is their main source of economic survival as opposed to education.

Many Massai believed that education was not important for the herdsman to search for green grass to feed the cows. The Massai have not strayed far from their traditional ways of life. Farming for the trading of crops such as corn and vegetable is still a main source of income by some Massai. But the rejecting of a cash economy and refusing to settle or become farmers has made life difficult and harsh for some Maasai people.

The Massai prefer to remain nomadic herdsmen, moving as the needs necessitate. This is becoming more difficult in modern times as their open plain disappear. In the drier regions of the north, the Maasai survive on a diet of cow’s blood and milk, which they mix together and drink.

The Samburu Tribe
The Samburu are related to the Masai although they live just above the equator where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the northern desert. They are semi-nomadic pastoralists whose lives revolve around their cows, sheep, goats, and camels. Milk is their main diet, which is sometimes mixed with blood.

Meat is only eaten on special occasions. Generally they make soups from roots and barks and eat vegetables if living in an area where they can be grown.

Western Culture 

The influence of Swahili in the Western culture is endless:

Michael Jackson’s single called “Liberian Girl”, for instance, has an intro in Swahili: “Nakupenda pia, nakutaka pia, mpenzi wee!” meaning “I love you too, and I want you too, you my love!” The actor Gene Roddenberry played the character “Lieutenant Uhura” in Star Trek, and this name translated from Swahili means “freedom”.

Another TV series  that references Swahili is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, where, in season 7, the first watchers would speak the Swahili language. The character from The Simpsons animated series named Smithers can speak Swahili. And Marge also once bluffs on her resume, saying she speaks this exotic tongue.

LESSON: As much as slave masters influenced Africans during the slavery and colonization era, Africans too have influenced the Western culture in more ways that we would like to admit.

Swahili is spoken by more than 100 million Africans and as depicted above, has found its way into mainstream Western entertainment. The power of influence we have over one another is limitless!

Clothing

Most Samburu people dress in very traditional clothing of bright red material used like a skirt and multi-beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings, especially when living away from big cities.

The Turkana Tribe
The Turkana are the second largest group of nomadic pastoralists in Kenya who live in nothern Kenya. Numbering over 200,000, they occupy a rectangular area bordered by Lake Turkana in northern Kenya and Ethiopia on the east, Uganda on the west, Sudan on the north.

Traditional dress and ornaments is of vital importance to a Turkana man or women. Young Turkana women and warriors place great emphasis on adornment. Their neck is hidden by brightly colored beads, even the most simple and ordinary in western eye is greatly sought after as an ornament to increase their charm.

Western Culture

Is it safe to say that accessorizing started in African in ancient times? The adornment of precious gems around a wealthy individual has long been practice in African and is a custom that all rich and poor engage in today in the Western world.

LESSON: The next time you feel like someone of another race or culture is weird, think about how their ancient culture/tradition may have influence in your culture or society.

Kenyan languages

The Kenyan official language is English although Swahili is spoken countrywide. Both languages are taught throughout the country. It’s extremely useful for foreign visitors to have a working knowledge of Swahili, especially outside the urban areas and in remote parts of the country.

Kenyan Cuisine

When the Portuguese arrived in 1496 on the coast of Kenya, they introduced foods from newly discovered Brazil. Maize, bananas, pineapple, chilies, peppers, sweet potatoes, and cassava were brought in and became local staples. The Portuguese also brought oranges, lemons, and limes from China and India, as well as pigs.

When the British imported thousands of Indians for labor, they introduced curries (spicy dishes made with curry spice), chapattis (a flat, disk-shaped bread made of wheat flour, water, and salt) and chutneys (a relish made of spices, herbs, and/or fruit) which have become a staple for Kenyans of today.

Traditional Kenyan foods reflect the many different lifestyles of the various groups in the country. Most Kenyan dishes are filling and inexpensive to make. Staple foods consist mainly of corn, maize, potatoes, and beans. Ugali (a porridge made of maize) and meat are typically eaten inland, while the coastal peoples eat a more varied diet.

The Maasai, cattle-herding peoples who live in Kenya and Tanzania, eat simple foods, relying on cow and goat by-products (such as the animal’s meat and milk). The Maasai do not eat any wild game or fish, depending only on the livestock they raise for food.

The Kikuyu and Gikuyu grow corn, beans, potatoes, and greens. They mash all of these vegetables together to make irio . They roll irio into balls and dip them into meat or vegetable stews. In western Kenya, the people living near Lake Victoria (the second-largest freshwater lake in the world) mainly prepare fish stews, vegetable dishes, and rice.

Western Culture

Kenyan cuisine is heavily influenced by Indian cuisine, as a result, their food is more accepted in  Western countries than other African foods since Indian cuisine is a staple in developed countries. Again, this is another example of how one culture has influenced another.

Senegal

The Senegalese People

The Senegalese population in 2002 was estimated at about 9,8 million, of which a quarter live in the capital city of Dakar. Interestingly enough, eastern Senegal was once part of the Empire of Ghana.  The country’s population is divided into twelve ethnic groups, each with its own customs and dialect.

The largest single ethnic group is the Wolof, who make up over one-third of the population. Although Senegalese is made up of twelve tribes/ethnic groups, only ten are listed below:

  1. The Wolofs, are the most represented (35%), they make up the majority in all the regions, especially in the center, north and the coast of Dakar and Saint Louis.
  2. The Fulani tribe make up nearly 25% of the country’s population.
  3. The Pulaar (20%) consist of the Foulbes, Peuls and Toucouleurs in northern Senegal.
  4. The Lebous established fishing communities in the peninsula of Cap-Vert and in Saint Louis are related.
  5. The Fouta Toro, historical source for the propagation of Islam in Senegal, make up the cultural birthplace. They are very active in the commercial domain and are forerunners in breeding and irrigated farming. They populate the Senegalese river valley and the Ferlo region.
  6. The Sereres (17%) are less scattered out than the other ethnic groups. They can be found in the Sine-Saloum, along the Small Coast, in the centre of countries and north-west of the Gambia. The majority are Muslim, except for those along the Small Coast.
  7. The Diolas (10%) can be found in the Casamance, but also in Gambia and the Guinea-Bissau. They form the majority animist and/or Christians in the basse Casamance region (Ziguinchor, Oussouye, Cap Skiring), and musulmans in the north and east.
  8. The Mandingues tribe make up most of Eastern Senegal.
  9. The Soninkes tribe are located in the east of the country and in the zones adjacent to Mali and Mauritania.
  10. The Bassari tribe live along the Guinea border and the limit of the Niokolo-Koba national park. They live mainly by the culture of corn millet and hunting.

Senegalese languages

Although French is the official language, it is spoken only by an educated minority. Wolof has become a lingua franca in towns, markets, schools, and interethnic marriages. Wolof is the second most spoken language in Senegal, followed by Pulaar, Diola and Mandingo.

Western Influence

Although a former colony of France, Senegal still struggles with its identity. A lot of their culture is dependent on religion as the French stripped off a lot of their native traditions. Although separated from the rest of West Africa as a result of language and their French identity, Senegal and its neighbor Gambia share a unique bond.

Religion

90% of the people identify themselves as Muslims and are affiliated with one of the three principal brotherhoods: the Mourides, the Tijaniyya, or the Qadiriyya.

Each brotherhood is distinguished by slight differences in rituals and codes of conduct. Each year, wealthy and middle-class people make the pilgrimage to Mecca. Despite the small size of the Catholic community (approximately 5 percent of the population), Senegal has produced one of black Africa’s few cardinals.

Aspects of traditional religion are fused with Islam or Christianity. Many urbanized people still regard their ancestors as important spiritual leaders of everyday life, although Allah or God is worshiped formally.

Etiquette

The day starts with greetings. Young men often shake hands, and young women curtsy and often bend down slightly on one knee to greet their elders. Foul language is not tolerated in public, and people usually resort to communication or “dialogue” to diffuse hostility and aggressiveness.

People employ Kal, an institutionalized joking relationship that permits individuals within extended families, caste groups, and ethnic groups to exchange blunt comments when they meet even if they do not know one another.

Comments frequently focus on eating habits, cleanliness, and intelligence. A person’s social rating often is linked to how well he or she respects community values such as Jom (dignity or self-respect) and Ham-sa-bop (self-knowledge).

LESSON: The Senegalese people identify themselves by their religion. There are not too many differences between culture and religion for them, as a result intercultural or interracial marriages are slightly stiff in that part of Africa. 

If you are a Westerner in a relationship with a Senegalese, Gambian, Malian, Guinean, Sudanese, Ivorian, Gabonese, be prepared to face a few challenges. 

Traditions

The position of women in most ethnic groups is one of dependence: husbands, fathers, brothers, and uncles all have rights over women and much of what they produce.

In rural areas, parents often arrange marriages for their children. A young man may want a young woman, but his father ultimately decides whether she is suitable. A go-between often is appointed to investigate the woman’s family background. If the father finds the family satisfactory, he sends the go-between to deliver kola nuts to the woman’s parents.

The parents accept the kola nuts if they approve of the young man. In matrilineal ethnic groups such as the Wolof, the mother’s brother is sent on behalf of the groom to ask for the bride’s hand. Along with kola nuts, dowry is paid.

Gifts such as a television set, a sewing machine, jewelry, and fashionable clothes are required from the groom. In Muslim families, most marriages are conducted at the mosque by the imam  or religious leader. Then a civil marriage takes place at city hall or the family court.

Despite constitutional protections, women face extensive societal discrimination, especially in rural areas, where Islamic and traditional customs, including polygamy and Islamic rules of inheritance, are strong and women generally are confined to traditional roles.

About half of all women live in polygamous unions. It is estimated that only 20% of women are engaged in paid employment. Due to the fact that men are legally considered heads of the household, women pay higher taxes than men and employers pay child allowances to men and not to women.

LESSON: Reference above lesson.

Lifestyle

Although predominantly Muslim, Senegal is a tolerant secular state, whose peoples have lived together peacefully for several generations and have intermingled to some extent. Islam is a potential unifying factor. Farmers and merchants of Muslim faith play an important role in the nations economy.

The spread of education and increased economic opportunity have modified a traditional social structure based on kinship, but the majority of the people adhere to the traditional values of:

  • Kersa (respect for others)
  • Tegin (good manners)
  • Terranga (hospitality)

Senegalese Cuisine

Senegalese cuisine is made up of an amalgam of influences, from local Wolof culinary traditions to the cuisine of Morocco and cooking of former French colonizers. Many dishes that originated in Senegal have become mainstays throughout West Africa.

As a legacy of French rule, most Senegalese start their day with bread. In the capital, Dakar, there are also croissants and pastries for breakfast. Main meals often consist of rice dishes. Couscous and millet also form the basis of many dishes, with protein provided by meat, peanuts or fish.

The favorite national dish is thiéboudienne, chunks of fish stuffed with herbs, served on a bed of rice and vegetables. Another popular meal is yassa poulet (grilled chicken marinated in an onion and lemon sauce).

One of the most common drinks is bissap, which is made from hibiscus, sugar and water. Ginger juice (gingembre in French) is also popular, as is bouyi, a thick sugary drink made from the fruit of the baobab.

Western Influence

The influence of French food in Senegal is unmistakable, yet Senegalese food has a quality of its own, with dishes from many other parts of the world and other parts of Africa incorporated into the cuisine. Rice is the main starch, with the Couscous of northern Africa also being a great favorite.

Clothing

Although Senegalese clothing varies depending on the occasion, the grand boubou is usually decorated with intricate embroidery, and is worn on special religious or ceremonial occasions, for example the two Islamic Eid festivals, weddings, funerals or for attending the Mosque for Friday prayer.

It has become the formal attire for many countries in West Africa. Older robes have become family heirlooms passed on from father to son and are worn as status symbols.

The Boubou has female versions in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and many other West African countries. There is also the alternative female formal version of the boubou called the wrapper. Boubous are usually completed with a red Fez hat, a grass hat, or a decorated woven cotton one, and leather sandals.

The grand boubou as a full formal attire consists of 3 pieces of clothing: a pair of tie-up trousers that narrow towards the ankles (known as a sokoto pronounced “shokoto” in Yoruba) and a long-sleeved shirt (known as a Dashiki in Yoruba) and a wide, open-stitched sleeveless gown worn over these.

They are generally of the same color, and historically were made from silk, but increased understanding of Islamic restrictions on clothing meant the grand boubou is now mostly made from cotton and synthetic cloths made to resemble silk.

Historically the grand boubou was historically worn by Chiefs of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria, the Dagomba tribe of Ghana, the Mandinka tribe of Gambia, the Susu tribe of Guinea and the Temnes tribe of Sierra Leone, however in modern times, it is worn widely by most West African countries.

NOTE: Of all countries in West Africa, Senegal is noted for its intricate embroidery work that has been adopted by a lot of West African countries and other countries in Africa. 

Senegal will forever rule as the founder of embroidery and boubou (men), kaftan (women).

GENERAL LESSONS:

If you are a Western wo/man you can see from the few countries we’ve examined how different each country is and how they’ve been molded and shaped by culture.

If you were to go into a relationship with someone from any of these countries it would be unrealistic to expect them to forego their culture and/or religion or adapt to the Western culture within a short amount of time. The Western culture does not place too much value on issues such as clothing, religion and traditions.

Be mindful that each relationship is unique as is each individual, so it can be self-defeating to look for some formula, but even so, the same stuff that makes into happy marriages between people of shared backgrounds also makes into marriages between people of different cultural backgrounds.

A marriage is an arrangement between two individuals, and not two groups of people.

It is often said the first few years of a marriage are often the toughest. People used to thinking just of themselves now find themselves having to think about some other person as well. Bye bye vagabond existence.

It is almost like going to college and suddenly finding, lo, you have a roommate. You have to recognize someone else exists around you. Maybe the roommate example is bad, since you do choose your marriage partner, and you are head over heels into him/her, but living together does bring in many factors not accounted for before.

People are prone to misunderstand each other. It is hard enough to maintain understandings when people actually are talking to each other, making efforts to explain themselves, taking the time to listen and ask questions so as to seek clarifications.

Communication is a tough job. We spend entire lifetimes trying to explain ourselves, understand those others around us, trying to communicate. So imagine the magnitude of misunderstandings when the communication channels are not kept open.

The very fact that a relationship is about two people as opposed to one person ensures differences will exist, starting from the differences in opinion going all the way to differences in backgrounds. And, to my mind, the healthiest ways to respect them would be to actively celebrate them.

Festivals would work great for someone like me, but plenty of personal customizations can be made. To tolerate might is not enough, to accept might be okay but still not enough. To celebrate and join in the festivities is the way to go.

When I look at my identity, at who I am, at the cultural heritages I relate to, I am happier for all that “wealth.” No amount of college courses can fill in where childhood memories occupy the shelf of identity.

That makes me think children of cross-cultural marriages would be doubly and many times over blessed and they would have more of that heritage to draw from. Bring enough of them together and the very term inter-racial marriage will look archaic to them, the way we resort to the phrase African Americans and think the term “Negro” to be rather historical and not contemporary.

Many couples that are of different culture and race from each other have the same questions as you do. To help understand common challenges that multicultural relationships face and tips for making multicultural relationships work,

Read this interview with psychologist Darryl L. Townes, Ph.D.:

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

“I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville, completed my postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Georgia, and completed a postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.”

“I am a licensed psychologist practicing in Georgia and currently pursuing prescriptive authority and licensure in Louisiana. My area of research is in multicultural counseling, especially with regard to Black ‘” White counseling relationships, racial identity, and cultural mistrust.”

What are common challenges that multicultural relationships face?

“I find that multicultural relationships mostly face challenges that are external to the relationship, especially when issues of race are concerned. Prejudice attitudes, discrimination, and racism from the dominant culture, their community, and their families can be particularly challenging, especially if there are historical conflicts between the two cultural groups.”

“Racism, discrimination and prejudice are very different; racism comes from the dominant culture and group downward in one direction only, prejudice beliefs and discriminatory acts can come from all directions, even from your own culture or racial group.”

“The couple can face issues where each individual wants to raise their children the same ways they were raised, which could amplify cultural differences. The same would apply to issues of religion. If the individuals are of different faiths, especially those who have historically opposed each other or that have strong contrast in beliefs systems, then overcoming these challenges may require one to suppress their belief system in order to remain in the relationship.”

What type of impact can those challenges have on the multicultural relationship?

“Couples in multicultural relationships tend to experience more microaggressions toward them than same culture/race couples. Microaggressions are subtle comments, behaviors, or attitudes that on the surface may appear to be innocent, but have covert racist or prejudice connotations that causes a person of a minority group to feel uncomfortable or slighted.”

“Microaggressions have a tendency to culminate over time where the multicultural couple can pick up on social cues that people give them of their displeasure or disapproval of their relationship.”

“Then when one or both parties confronts the microaggressor, they are made to believe by the aggressor that they misunderstood or misinterpreted their behavior or comment, and the couple is just being oversensitive about their cross-cultural relationship.”

“This can cause internal conflict with the couple, especially if one of the individuals in the couple either agrees with the microaggressor that it was all a misunderstanding or mistake, or misses the microaggresion altogether.”

What are some tips you can give for making multicultural relationships work?

“The biggest challenges are the internal ones. Families that are against intercultural relationships have a long time to adjust their beliefs and behaviors, and they should and in most cases will.”

“People become less prejudice and racist when they have exposure to the group they are prejudiced or racist against, and develop an understanding of the individual, which can shatter their stereotypes and their distorted belief system. The more united you are as a couple, the better chance you have of overcoming a racist society and prejudicial community.”

What type of professional help is available for a multicultural couple that is having difficulties in their relationship makes of their culture?

“Professional psychological help is an important resource, especially professionals with doctorates in psychology because their training programs usually incorporate multicultural counseling and psychotherapy. Also, if the one member of the couple is of the dominant cultural group (white), it may be helpful to seek out a minority psychologist even if they are not of the same race or ethnicity of either couple.”

“As a African American male psychologist who received his education at predominantly white institutions, the majority of my training was with white patients, which gives me a great deal of experience with cross cultural therapeutic relationships.”

References: Africa Guide

Weekly News 01/12/2013: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

‘They’re starting to seriously worry': Concern growing about low turnout at Obama inauguration!

Sealed with a kiss: President Obama kisses his wife Michelle after he is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States during the 2009 ceremonyCrowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president’s 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats.

The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won’t be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol to watch Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama’s public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.

Two weeks before the big day, plenty of hotel rooms still haven’t been booked. Four years ago, some hotels sold out months in advance. There will be just two official inaugural balls this year, both at the Washington Convention Center, rather than 10 official balls at multiple locations around town. The pair of celebrations are the lowest number since 1953, according to the New York Post.

A political insider told the paper: ‘Some on the presidential inaugural committee are starting to seriously worry.’

His inaugural committee has also scaled the celebration back to three days of festivities, instead of four. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Swearing in: First Lady Michelle Obama holds the Bible as President Obama takes the oath of office in this 2009 photoSwearing in: First Lady Michelle Obama holds the Bible as President Obama takes the oath of office in this 2009 photoStaging area: D.C. officials are expecting between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama’s public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21Staging area: D.C. officials are expecting between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama's public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21Turnout: The 2012 inauguration is not expected to draw the same crowd that flocked to the event in 2009, picturedTurnout: The 2012 inauguration is not expected to draw the same crowd that flocked to the event in 2009, picturedVictory: Obama, pictured with the first family on Election night, will be inaugurated for his second term privately on January 20, with a public ceremony to follow the next dayVictory: Obama, pictured with the first family on Election night, will be inaugurated for his second term privately on January 20, with a public ceremony to follow the next day

Obama says ‘aloha’ to vacation as first family arrives back in Washington!

Personal attention: The President walks with his 14-year-old Malia (left) while Michelle sticks with 11-year-old Sasha (right)President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a winter vacation in Hawaii that was interrupted by the ‘fiscal cliff’ crisis. Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Sunday morning after an overnight flight as Sasha and Malia return to school tomorrow.

The president’s annual end-of-year visit to his native state was disrupted just after Christmas when he was forced to return to the capital to help broker a solution on a plan to avert a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that could have plunged the economy back into recession.

He returned to Hawaii on New Year‘s Day. One of the first things he did after touching down in the Aloha state was to indulge in his favorite treat of lemon-lime and cherry flavored shaved ice. The return trip to his native Hawaii adds an estimated $3 million the President’s air travel tab – which will total more than $7 million by the time the First Family returns to the White House later this month. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Not so happy to be back: President Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on SundayNot so happy to be back: President Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Sunday Their current home: First Lady Michelle and the first daughters Sasha (left) and Malia (right) were in Hawaii for the entirety of the girl’s Christmas break, but the President had to go back to D.C. over New Year’sTheir current home: First Lady Michelle and the first daughters Sasha (left) and Malia (right) were in Hawaii for the entirety of the girl's Christmas break, but the President had to go back to D.C. over New Year'sTouchdown: Obama had to return to help organize the debate over the fiscal cliff crisisTouchdown: Obama had to return to help organize the debate over the fiscal cliff crisisReunited: A handler brings Bo onto the tarmac to greet the Obamas at AndrewsReunited: A handler brings Bo onto the tarmac to greet the Obamas at AndrewsFinal stretch: They were transported from Andrews back to the White House via Marine One, the President’s helicopterFinal stretch: They were transported from Andrews back to the White House via Marine One, the President's helicopterTrendsetters: Michelle is often lauded as being a fashion icon, but Sasha appears to be the true risk taker in the family as she chose a bold pair of floral pants and red high-topsTrendsetters: Michelle is often lauded as being a fashion icon, but Sasha appears to be the true risk taker in the family as she chose a bold pair of floral pants and red high-topsLong haul: The family arrived in DC on Sunday because they left Hawaii late Saturday night (pictured)Long haul: The family arrived in DC on Sunday because they left Hawaii late Saturday night (pictured)

White House BANS paparazzi images of Sasha and Malia Obama on Hawaiian beach!!!

Official shots: Barack Obama with daughter Malia and First Lady Michell with daughter Sasha as they return from their Hawaii vacationPaparazzi shots of Malia and Sasha Obama have been quashed by the White House after a photographer reportedly stumbled across the girls on a public beach in Hawaii. The images of the President’s daughters were taken last week while a paparazzo was actually waiting for singer Jessica Simpson to leave her vacation home.

Secret service agents, who were accompanying the girls on their walk, immediately approached the photographer and asked for identification. They allowed the man to keep his camera but gave him a stern warning to stop photographing the first daughters. However when the paparazzo later sold the images to picture agencies, he was slapped with a warning letter from the White House telling him to stop their release.

A source told Celebuzz that the White House sent the photographer an official letter stating that ‘Sasha and Malia’s privacy should be maintained as they were on a private holiday… and that other media had been respecting these requirements’. Visit Celebuzz to continue reading…

Down time: The first daughters Sasha (left) and Malia Obama (top right) enjoy some shaved ice with family friends at Island Snow on January 3, 2013 in Kailua, HawaiiDown time: The first daughters Sasha (left) and Malia Obama (top right) enjoy some shaved ice with family friends at Island Snow on January 3, 2013 in Kailua, HawaiiStrict control: The Obamas land back at the White House on January 6. The first couple are strict with press access to their two daughtersStrict control: The Obamas land back at the White House on January 6. The first couple are strict with press access to their two daughtersLuxury: The girls were photographed while on Kailua Beach in HawaiiLuxury: The girls were photographed while on Kailua Beach in Hawaii

President Obama to be sworn into office using two Bibles – one used by Martin Luther King as well as Lincoln Bible…

LincolnPresident Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two – one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.

The inclusion of King’s Bible is particularly significant since the inauguration comes on Jan. 21, the federal holiday in honor of the civil rights leader, who delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech 50 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial.

Obama will be facing the memorial as he takes the oath. King’s Bible, which his children say he used early in his career as a preacher, has never been part of a presidential inauguration before. Though there is no constitutional requirement for the use of a Bible while taking the oath, George Washington began the tradition with a Bible hastily grabbed from St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 1 for his swearing-in on April 30, 1789, in New York. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Swearing in: The First Lady Michelle Obama holds the Lincoln Bible as President Obama takes the oath of office in 2009, this time he will use two BiblesSwearing in: First Lady Michelle Obama holds the Bible as President Obama takes the oath of office in this 2009 photoThe inclusion of MLK’s Bible in President Obama’s inauguration is particularly significant as it is 50 years since the civil rights leader delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln MemorialThe inclusion of MLK's Bible in President Obama's inauguration is particularly significant as it is 50 years since the civil rights leader delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln MemorialPresident Obama, top hand, is sworn in as wife Michelle holds up the same Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln during Barack’s inauguration ceremony in 2009President Obama, top hand, is sworn in as wife Michelle holds up the same Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln during Barack's inauguration ceremony in 2009Vice President Biden will use a Bible that has been in his family for 120 years and that he’s used every time he’s been sworn into federal officeVice President Biden will use a Bible that has been in his family for 120 years and that he's used every time he's been sworn into federal officeTurnout: The 2013 inauguration isn’t expected to draw the same crowd that flocked to the event in 2009, picturedTurnout: The 2012 inauguration is not expected to draw the same crowd that flocked to the event in 2009, pictured

Beyonce set to perform National Anthem at President Obama‘s Inauguration

Her performance of the soulful classic At Last was one of the highlights of President Barack Obama‘s first Inauguration. Now Beyonce will once again welcome the Commander In Chief into the Oval office for his second term. The 31-year-old singer has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the prestigious event on January 21, it was announced on Wednesday.

A vocal supporter of the President, the singer has been chosen to perform along with Kelly Clarkson who will sing ‘My Country ‘Tis Of Thee’ and James Taylor who will be singing ‘America The Beautiful’ on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C, the Presidential Inaugural Committee revealed.

And, Obama couldn’t be happier. The 51-year-old President said in a statement: ‘Vice President Biden and I are honored to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the Inaugural ceremony. Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Round two: Beyonce will once again welcome the Commander In Chief into the Oval office for his second term performing the National Anthem for his Inauguration, it was announced WednesdayRound two: Beyonce will once again welcome the Commander In Chief into the Oval office for his second term performing the National Anthem for his Inauguration, it was announced Wednesday Musical backup: Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z have both been long time supporters of the PresidentMusical backup: Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z have both been long time supporters of the PresidentAt Last: Beyonce helped mark the historic moment when America elected its first African-American President four years agoAt Last: Beyonce helped mark the historic moment when America elected its first African-American President four years ago

Obama nominates ‘anti-Israel’ Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief!

President Barack Obama today nominated Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief, daring Republicans to block a decorated Vietnam veteran who ‘bears the scars and the shrapnel of battles he fought in our name’. The nomination will trigger a fresh battle  where a number of Democrats are openly skeptical about the former Republican senator following his comments about ‘the Jewish lobby’ and opposition to ‘an openly, aggressively gay’ nominee as ambassador to Luxembourg.

Obama’s choice of the former two-term senator for Nebraska, revealed by congressional Democratic aides on Sunday, is likely to set up a gruelling confirmation fight in the Senate over whether Hagel supports key U.S. ally Israel after he previously called for negotiations with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

The president described him as ‘the leader our troops deserve’, pointing out that he would be the first former enlisted soldier to be U.S. Defence Secretary.

Obama said pointedly: ‘I hope that the Senate will act on these confirmations promptly. When it comes to national security, we don’t like to leave a lot of gaps between the time that one set of leaders transitions out and another transitions in. So we need to get moving quickly on this.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happy with his choice: Obama shares a joke with Hagel and outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the event in the East Room of the White House todayobamaTaking flak: Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel today will trigger a fresh battle over his ability to take a seat in the Senate, where some Democrats are critical of his comments about ‘the Jewish lobby’hagelNation’s protectors: John Brennan, right, was also announced as the nominee for CIA directoralsoDivisive: Republican lawmakers have spoken out against the appointment of their former colleagueDivisive: Republican lawmakers have spoken out against the appointment of their former colleagueFriends: Obama, pictured with Hagel in Amman, Jordan in 2008, called the former senator ‘a patriot’Friends: Obama, pictured with Hagel in Amman, Jordan in 2008, called the former senator 'a patriot'Working together: Hagel, left, and Obama, right, listen as the now-disgraced General David Petraeus reviews operations in Iraq to a congressional delegation visiting Baghdad in July 2008Working together: Hagel, left, and Obama, right, listen as the now-disgraced General David Petraeus reviews operations in Iraq to a congressional delegation visiting Baghdad in July 2008Ducking out: The nomination comes after the Obama administration backed down from a tough battle for Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to step in as secretary of stateDucking out: The nomination comes after the Obama administration backed down from a tough battle for Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to step in as secretary of state

Obama nominates mastermind of controversial drone strike program as next CIA director!

President Obama today nominated the man who masterminded the expansion of the hugely controversial drone program as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency. John Brennan, 57, the current head of counter-terrorism, has also provoked ire on the Left because of his connection during the Bush administration, when he was a senior CIA officer, to ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques‘ such as water-boarding, which many regard as torture.

Despite past controversies, the president today praised him as one of the nation’s most skilled and respected intelligence professionals while announcing his nomination.

‘In John Brennan, the men and women of the CIA will have the leadership of one of our nation’s most skilled and respected intelligence professionals,’ Obama said at the White House.

Alluding to the drone strike program, Obama said: ‘Think about the results. More al-Qaeda leaders and commanders have been removed from the battlefield than at any time since 9/11. He added: ‘John is legendary even in the White House for working hard,” Obama said. “He is one of the hardest working public servants I have ever seen.’

Obama picked Brennan over Michael Morrell, the acting CIA chief, who stood alongside Brennan and the president during the announcement. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Praise: Despite his controversial past, Obama set out his respect for John Brennan at a press conference today as one of America’s most talented intelligence officialsbrennanSafe hands: Obama announced the nomination of Brennan alongside that of Chuck Hagel (second left) for defense Secretary in the East Room of the White House. Also pictured are outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta, left, and acting director of the CIA Michael Morell, rightprotectControversial: Brennan was in charge of setting up the drone program that has overseen 300 remote strikes against terrorist targets, killing some 2,500 peopledroneright: Brennan was the first Obama administration official to acknowledge publicly that the drone strike program existed, describing them in an April 2012 speech as ‘legal, ethical, and wise’droneCounsel: Brennan, the current head of counter-terrorism, was pictured informing the President of the Sandy Hook shootings late last yearBrennanTorture: Brennan has also been criticized for his links to enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, under the Bush administrationtortureQuit: The CIA director’s job was left vacant after General David Petraeus stepped down following revelations of his affair with biographer Paula Broadwellpetraeus

Obama jokes Jack Lew’s loopy signature could ‘debase our currency’ as he makes him official pick for Treasury Secretary…

President Barack Obama today formally nominated his chief of staff Jacob ‘Jack’ Lew as Treasury Secretary and joked that he had considered abandoning the nomination after learning of his illegible signature. The president was responding to criticism of Lew’s scrawl which has been compared to a spring or a curly French fry – and how if it is not changed could become an international embarrassment as the Treasury Secretary’s signature always graces the dollar bill.

‘Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the Treasury,’ Obama said, naming Lew as the man he wants to succeed Timothy Geithner.

Lew, 57, ‘has my complete trust’, Obama said, arguing that the former White House budget director was the best man to help stabilize the US economy, not least because he had helped negotiate bipartisan deals in the 1980s. Visit DailyMail to continue reading,..

Scrawl: President Obama joked that Jack Lew’s loopy signature could devalue the national currency at the nomination of the new Treasury Secretary at the White House todayScrawl: President Obama joked that Jack Lew's loopy signature could devalue the national currency at the nomination of the new Treasury Secretary at the White House todayBizarre: Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, has an odd signature that resembles a springBizarre: Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, has an odd signature that resembles a springSign of the future? If confirmed into the role, his signature would grace dollar bills, as shownSign of the future? If confirmed into the role, his signature would grace dollar bills, as shownCommon problem: Lew wisecracked that he did not know that he shared a ‘common challenge with outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who had a similarly bad signaturegeithnerOld version: Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner used to have a signature as picturedOld version: Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner used to have a signature as picturedImproved: His signature, seen bottom right, reads his fill name and is much more legible and controlledImproved: His signature, seen bottom right, reads his fill name and is much more legible and controlled

Rupert Murdoch goes to war with environmentalists on Twitter as he claims fossil fuels ‘are making the world greener’…

Taking a stand: Rupert Murdoch tweeted about article which claims carbon dioxide is actually making the planet greenerRupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter to attack environmentalists claiming that rising levels of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels have been good for the planet. The media mogul based his statements on an article which reported that 30 years of satellite images have shown that the Earth is actually getting greener.

Murdoch, a frequent and outspoken critic of renewable energy, tweeted today: ‘World growing greener with increased carbon. Thirty years of satellite evidence. Forests growing faster and thicker.’

He then referenced an article by Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal on January 5.  Earlier in the day, the tycoon had posted: ‘Why not switch from useless renewable energy investments to real job creating infrastructure projects. Many great possibilities waiting.’

The WSJ article contends that over 30 years, the world has become a greener place going against the arguments of environmentalists that our planet is at risk from deforestation harming our fragile ecosystem. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Opinionated: Rupert Murdoch tweeted after 30 years of scientific data showed the planet is getting greenerOpinionated: Rupert Murdoch tweeted after 30 years of scientific data showed the planet is getting greenerOutspoken: The Wall Street Journal owner has based his opinion on a piece written by a journalist in his own newspaperOutspoken: The Wall Street Journal owner has based his opinion on a piece written by a journalist in his own newspaperSlash and burn: Some scientists have claimed that deforestation, pictured in the Philippines in 2009, is having little effect on the health of the planetSlash and burn: Some scientists have claimed that deforestation, pictured in the Philippines in 2009, is having little effect on the health of the planet

Happy 45th birthday Nicole Murphy!!!

Biracial model, TV reality star and mother Nicole Murphy celebrated her 45th birthday on Saturday, January 5, 2012. The mother of five children has a body that many woman half her age would kill to have.

Nicole and Eddie Murphy, who split in 2006, are parents to Bella, 11, Zola, 13, Shayne, 18, Myles, 20 and 23-year-old Bria, who’s become a model just like her mother and is currently engaged to former NY Giants defensive end and co-host of Live! With Kelly Michael Strahan was surrounded by her children as she celebrated a new year.

Nicole Murphy currently features in the VH1 reality show ‘Hollywood Exes’ which has been renewed for a second season. The series follows the lives of five ex-wives of famous men.  The premiere debuted on June 25, 2012 at 10/9c and debuted again on June 27, 2012 at 9/8c.

45 and gorgeous: The former model and mother of five strutted on the runway during NY fashion weekNicole Murphy 2012 NY Fashion Week 1Fierce: She still got itNicole Murphy 2012 NY Fashion Week 2Love: Michael and Nicole are planning a 2013 weddingMichael Strahan and Nicole 1The exes, from left: Jessica Canseco, Mayte Garcia, Nicole Murpy, Andrea Kelly and Sheree FletcherHollywood Exes

Kim Kardashian flaunts her pregnancy curves in sheer top, lacy bra and skin-tight pencil skirt…

Brought to heel: Kim will surely be cautioned about wearing high heels in the coming monthsIt already seems clear who is the boss of celebrity couple Kimye. For while her beau was out searching for gifts to shower her with, Kim Kardashian was flaunting her pregnancy body at an event in Calgary, Alberta on Friday.

The reality television star was not holding back in her outfit choice as she hosted the Cowboy’s Iced event at a nightclub in the city. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wore a knee high skirt, skimpy black blouse and sheer top as she towed the line between racy and conservative.

And she perhaps leaned closer to the former, as her lacy black bra was clearly visible through her top. Kim is believed to be 12 weeks into her pregnancy. But the star nonetheless opted for towering black stilettos to top off her ensemble.

Of course people would still be none the wiser about her pregnancy if it was not for Kanye West, who recently made the shock announcement Kim was his ‘baby mama’ live on stage. But he is nothing if not considerate, as he was gift hunting for his lady in New York while Kim made her promotional appearance. Kanye was spotted looking for a gift in posh shops in New York City – first at Kirna Zabete and then Louis Vuitton. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Not slowing down: Kim Kardashian wasn’t shy about showing off her pregnancy body in Calgary, Alberta on FridayNot slowing down: Kim Kardashian was flaunting her pregnancy body in Calgary, Alberta on FridayAs risqué as ever: Kim seemed to revel in showing off her ever growing pregnancy curvesAs risqué as ever: Kim seemed to revel in showing off her ever growing pregnancy curvesGood boy: Kanye West was spotted hunting for designer shoes for his girlfriend in New York on FridayGood boy: Kanye West was spotted hunting for designer shoes for his girlfriend in New York on FridayHis color: But perhaps the flamboyant showman was going buy his own fashion taste rather than Kim’sHis colour: But perhaps the flamboyant showman was going buy his own fashion taste rather than Kim'sTaking in a game: Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian Odom and her friend Malika Haqq were seen at the Lakers V Clippers game on Friday nightTaking in a game: Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian Odom and her friend Malika Haqq were seen at the Lakers V Clippers game on Friday night Nail-biting tension: The trio were seen cheering on the teamsNail-biting tension: The trio were seen cheering on the teams Fierce four: Khloe Kardashian tweeted an old snap of her, Kris and her sisters at a gun rangeFierce four: Khloe Kardashian tweeted an old snap of her, Kris and her sisters at a gun range

Rapper Tyga talks love, gambling and career…

Biracial rapper Tyga promoted his “187” single featuring Rick Ross on Big Boy neighborhood recently and revealed that there’s meaning behind the song title (e.g. he’s murdering the game).

He also said he hopes to work with Chris Brown on a new mixtape at some point: “Whenever we stop driving Lambos and posting pictures on Instagram, maybe we could finish it.”

He talked about his love for his girlfriend Blac Chyna with whom he recently had a baby boy. When asked who said “I love you” first or if sings songs to her, he said he isn’t that type of dude.

He did speak on what they enjoy doing in their free time: “We got a real gangsta relationship. Ya’ll not gonna see us doing no crazy, corny stuff. We go to the strip club together, do stuff like that.”

Big tried his hardest to get him to show his sensitive side but it didn’t work. And if he had to chose between saving Nicki Minaj or Drake from drowning and there was only room for one on a life raft, he said he’d save Nicki. And between Drake and Lil’ Wayne, he said “I’d extend both hands.” Then he admitted, he’d save Wayne.

He also talked about his love of roulette and revealed that though he’s not a big gambler, he’s had nights where he’s lost at least $40,000.

Watch the interview below:

Gangsta Love:  The blasian rapper has revealed that he and his girlfriend and mother of his son have a real gangsta relationshipTyga and Blac ChynaAdorable: Tyga’s baby boy named King Cairo is such a cute babyTyga's son Cairo

Police frenzy sparked after one of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s children ‘accidentally presses panic button’…

At least they’re prepared for the slightest hint of trouble. One of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s kids accidentally pushed a ‘panic alarm’ inside their house last night that prompted a Herculean response from the LAPD, according to TMZ. Police cars AND a helicopter were sent to the family’s Los Feliz home at 9pm after an alarm went off.

TMZ’s sources say the police were told it was a huge mistake when they arrived at the compound in the trendy east hills, and informed by a nanny that one of the children pressed the alarm by mistake. Brad and Angelina weren’t at home but were informed about the false alarm by the nanny.

The family have just returned from Donna Karan’s home in Turks and Caicos where they spent the holidays with their families, and all those children. But it seems the family may not be taking care of Maddox, Shiloh, Knox, Vivienne, Pax and Zahara alone.

Architectural Digest editor-at-large Jeffrey Slonim posted on his blog: ‘At lunch on a small island three away from Parrot Cay. A woman said she’d heard from a local that [Pitt and Jolie] were in town with two nannies per child. Count ’em, 12 nannies!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

False alarm! Brad Pitt and Angelina’s house became the epicentre of a police frenzy last night after one of their six children accidentally pressed panic alarm buttonFalse alarm! Brad Pitt and Angelina's house became the epicentre of a police frenzy last night after one of their six children accidentally pressed panic alarm button Hidden away: Brad and Angelina’s Los Feliz home is behind gates in its own compoundHidden away: Brad and Angelina's Los Feliz home is behind gates in its own compound Keeping her Jolie busy: It is perhaps understandable that Angelina would take advantage of her resources during their holidayKeeping her Jolie busy: It is perhaps understandable that Angelina would take advantage of her resources during their holidayJet setters: While his ex Jennifer Aniston is relaxing in Mexico the A-listers are taking a Phileas Fogg style world tourJet setters: While his ex Jennifer Aniston is relaxing in Mexico the A-listers are taking a Phileas Fogg style world tour

La Toya and Prince Jackson look baffled surrounded by German soldiers at a charity dinner…

Watch out, the Jacksons have headed to Europe. And on the way La Toya and Prince Michael Jr., decided to stop in on a German charity dinner. Surrounded by men wearing strange suits La Toya, 56, looked slightly bemused as she clutched onto a rather dapper Prince.

Although it is unknown exactly why the pair are on a whistlestop tour of Europe, they made sure they were going to do their bit for charity. Stopping off at the Jummimueues Charity Gala the pair looked suitably dashing as they posed up with strangers. La Toya wore a crisp white suit with sparkling earrings and a leaf motif while Prince, 15, kept it chic in a leather suit.

With tousled waves and bright cherry red lipstick, La Toya also accessorized with a glistening clutch, shimmering brooch and chandelier earrings. It was exactly the same outfit the star wore to Donny and Marie – Christmas in Los Angele, a month earlier where many thought she had simply forgotten her blouse – this deliberate outfit choice at the gala dinner showed it is all part of a bigger plan. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Honestly… we are just here for the charity event? The Jackson pair look slightly baffled by German soldiersHonestly... we are just here for the charity event? The Jackson pair look slightly baffled by German soldiers Charitable: Prince Michael Jackson Jr, La Toya Jackson, Arnold Wess and Oskar Wess pose up in CologneCharitable: Prince Michael Jackson Jr, La Toya Jackson, Arnold Wess and Oskar Wess pose up in Cologne Donations: The Jackson appear to have given away $5,000 to the charityDonations: The Jackson appear to have given away $5,000 to the charity Hold on, where are we? La Toya and Prince look slightly confused, perhaps down to jet lagHold on, where are we? La Toya and Prince look slightly confused, perhaps down to jet lag

Jade Ewen stuns on the Tom Daley diving show and unveils her impressive figure in gold bikini…

It’s the show Tom Daley fans have been excited about for weeks. But Sugababes star Jade Ewen, 24 who is of Jamaican and Scottish-Sicilian ancesty, gave her male fans a treat on the opening night of diving show Splash! The singer stunned ahead of her dive by removing her red dressing gown to unveil her impressive figure in a gold bikini.

A series of celebrities are taking part in the series during which they will be mentored by Olympic diver Tom Daley, 18. Five stars will leap from a diving board and into the pool over a series of nights in a bid to impress the judges, Team GB’s diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne Jo Brand and former Olympic diver Leon Taylor. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Glittering: Sugababes singer Jade looked stunning in a gold bikini which she wore for her diveGlittering: Sugababes singer Jade looked stunning in a gold bikini which she wore for her diveCheeky: Jade gave a knowing look to the camera as she is helped out of her red robe by an assistantCheeky: Jade gave a knowing look to the camera as she is helped out of her red robe by an assistantCheeky: Jade grinned and pretended to be embarrassed as she revealed her impressive figureCheeky: Jade grinned and pretended to be embarrassed as she revealed her impressive figureChampion body: Sugababe Jade looked delighted to have unveiled her impressive figure to the cheering crowdChampion body: Sugababe Jade looked delighted to have unveiled her impressive figure to the cheering crowdReady to go: The singer looked happy to be on the diving board despite admitting she had a fear of waterReady to go: The singer looked happy to be on the diving board despite admitting she had a fear of waterAnd she’s off! Jade jumped off the board and went head first into the pool belowAnd she's off! Jade jumped off the board and went head first into the pool belowRelief: The star looks relieved to have completed her diving task as she stands alongside host Gabby LoganRelief: The star looks relieved to have completed her diving task as she stands alongside host Gabby Logan

Kim Kardashian is offered ‘$250K to document pregnancy on website’…

Kim Kardashian has been made a substantial offer to document the remaining months of her pregnancy on a specialist pregnancy website. David Dginguerian, an Armenian filmmaker, wants to launch a membership-only website called MyPregnancy.com. And he’s got his sights set on Kim, 32, who is of Armenian descent, to be its gestating poster girl.

In a pitch letter to Kim secured by Radar Online, Dginguerian suggests such a site could ‘generate $100,000 a month,’ with the money going to the ‘Christian Charity’ of Kim’s choice. And as a sweetener, Kim – who is pregnant by boyfriend Kanye West, 35, and due in late June, is being offered $250,000 as a ‘signing bonus.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Not slowing down: Kim Kardashian wasn’t shy about showing off her pregnancy body in Calgary, Alberta on Friday; and now she’s been offered a deal to blog on her own pregnancy websiteNot slowing down: Kim Kardashian was flaunting her pregnancy body in Calgary, Alberta on FridayExpectant parents: Kim’s pregnancy will be documented on a pregnancy websiteKim Kardashian and Kanye West have set their sights on snapping up a new pad in Kensington or Knightsbridge, according to friends

Sofia Vergara shops for handbags with fiancé Nick Loeb after New Year’s bust up…

Witnessing your fiancé having a fight with an ex isn’t the best way to welcome in a new year, but Sofia Vergara seemed to be getting over the bust up in the old fashion way. With a bit of retail therapy. Joining her on a shopping trip in Miami was her guilty partner Nick Loeb, who is no doubt hoping to make amends after his ungentlemanly behavior which left Sofia baring more of her ample curves than she was hoping.

Dressed for the weather, the actress wore a vibrant palm leaf-print maxi skirt and black vest top with some gold bracelets and sunglasses. Nick opted for a similarly casual look in a faded blue polo shirt and grey chinos. Clearly Sofia was looking for an oversize handbag as she tried and tested a few large leather ones in red, black and cream, that all featured some stud detail.

On New Year’s Eve she and her fiancé Nick Loeb were involved in a scuffle at a Miami club that left Sofia exposed and knocked to the ground. Nick was apparently on edge already because he was jealous of the club owner and host of the party, Chris Paciello, who dated Sofia in the nineties. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Retail therapy: Sofia Vergara forgets her embarrassing New Year’s Eve by shopping for handbags with fiancé Nick Loeb in Miami, FloridaRetail therapy: Sofia Vergara forgets her embarrassing New Year's Eve by shopping for handbags with fiancé Nick Loeb in Miami, FloridaPalm trees: Dressed for the Sunshine State, Sofia wore a vibrant colored maxi skirt and black vest topPalm trees: Dressed for the Sunshine State, Sofia wore a vibrant coloured maxi skirt and black vest topSorry? Watching his partner test out a variety of new bags, Nick may be trying to make up for his reportedly violent behavior six days agoSorry? Watching his partner test out a variety of new bags, Nick may be trying to make up for his reportedly violent behaviour six days agoBlack choice: Sofia seems please with a studded shoulder bag that goes very well with her outfitBlack choice: Sofia seems please with a studded shoulder bag that goes very well with her outfit

Heidi Klum and beau Martin Kristen take the kids to gym class before hitting the shops…

They might have only been dating for a few months, but it seems that Heidi Klum‘s new man Martin Kristen is already part of the family. The bodyguard-turned-boyfriend seemed happy to play dad as he took Heidi’s children to the gym class on Saturday before hitting the shops.

Clearly the doting boyfriend, Martin seemed completely relaxed with the little ones as he ferried them inside, proving that he’s becoming a permanent family fixture. Clutching some juice boxes for the kids, while Heidi held an apple, he seemed happy in his new role as surrogate dad.

Later in the day, the couple ran some errands together, stopping by Whole Foods in the posh Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, looking like they were stocking up for winter. Showing that their relationship is no rebound and that things are getting serious, the happy couple seemed completely relaxed as they wheeled out a trolley full of brown packages including milk, fruits, vegetables and several bottles of wine. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Mommy and me: Heidi Klum and boyfriend and Martin Kristen ferry her children to gym classMommy and me: Heidi Klum and boyfriend and Martin Kristen ferry her children to gym classPlaying dad: Martin seems completely relaxed with Heidi’s children as he plays a supportive rolePlaying dad: Martin seems completely relaxed with Heidi's children as he plays a supportive roleHealthy appetites: Heidi Klum and bodyguard-turned-beau Martin Kristen hit Whole Foods on Saturday where they bought a trolley full of groceriesHealthy appetites: Heidi Klum and bodyguard-turned-beau Martin Kristen hit Whole Foods on Saturday where they bought a trolley full of groceriesFood for love: Heidi flashed a happy grin at the check out counter, standing next to her cart loaded with her bagged purchasesFood for love: Heidi flashed a happy grin at the check out counter, standing next to her cart loaded with her bagged purchasesRomance on the mind: The couple also stocked up on wine, perhaps a glass or two were in store for laterRomance on the mind: The couple also stocked up on wine, perhaps a glass or two were in store for later Such a gentleman: Heidi ranked second on Forbes 2011 list of ‘world’s top-earning models’ with her $20 million, but when it came time to settle the grocery bill Martin paidSuch a gentleman: Heidi ranked second on Forbes 2011 list of 'world's top-earning models' with her $20 million, but when it came time to settle the grocery bill Martin paidJoyful: Heidi eats fruits and veggies every day, which certainly puts her in a great moodJoyful: Heidi eats fruits and veggies every day, which certainly puts her in a great moodFavorite haunt: Whole Foods is one of Heidi’s most frequent go-to places in LA’s Brentwood areaFavourite haunt: Whole Foods is one of Heidi's most frequent go-to places in LA's Brentwood areaHe steers the trolley! Heidi, looking casual in slashed jeans and fur-trimmed jacket, let Martin do the pushingHe steers the trolley! Heidi, looking casual in slashed jeans and fur-trimmed jacket, let Martin do the pushingGrocery run: Heidi and Martin, with her daughters Leni and Lou in tow, visited Whole Foods on December 30 to stock upGrocery run: Heidi and Martin, with her daughters Leni and Lou in tow, visited Whole Foods on December 30 to stock upAnd more shopping! Heidi and Martin loaded up on necessary items at Target on December 29, and that time with Heidi’s sons, Johan, and HenryAnd more shopping! Heidi and Martin loaded up on necessary items at Target on December 29, and that time with Heidi's sons, Johan, and Henry

Make-up free and dishevelled Eva Mendes looks downcast after spending New Year’s Eve apart from her famous beau!

Eva Mendes‘ slightly disheveled and definitely distracted appearance on Saturday could be to do with her missing her man. The actress, who is dating heart throb Ryan Gosling, has not seen him since before the New Year, according to reports, because of work commitments.

She was seen going for a hike on NYE with her dog and then was spotted in Downtown Los Angeles staring intently at her phone and looking a bit glum. Mendes was also not her usual stylish self – perhaps missing Gosling, 32, was the reason. The 38-year-old star was wearing baggy pajama-like pants with a rose pattern and a black long-sleeved polo neck.

She teamed the get-up with with flat ankle boots and her face was make-up free. Her long brunette hair was loose and a bit flyaway. As previously mentioned Mendes and Gosling – who fell in love of the set of the upcoming gritty drama The Place Beyond the Pines – have been forced to spend time apart due to their busy film schedules. The Training Day actress has been spotted numerous times over the past week out and about without her boyfriend. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Missing Ryan Gosling: Eva Mednes was spotted in Downtown Los Angeles, California, on Saturday looking slightly dishevelledMissing Ryan: Eva Mednes was spotted in downtown Los Angeles, California, on Saturday looking slightly dishevelled Distracted: Reportedly the actress hasn’t seen her beau since before the New Year so was gazing intently at her phone…possibly for messages from RyanDistracted: Reportedly the actress hasn't sen her beau since before the New Year so was gazing intently at her phone...possibly for messages from RyanOdd get-up: The Fast Five star was make-up free and seemed to be wearing pajama inspired pantsOdd get-up: The Fast Five star was make-up free and seemed to be wearing pajama inspired trousersSultry beauty: The Cuban star at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California, in February 2011Sultry beauty: The Cuban star at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California, in February 2011Smitten: Eva has been dating Gosling since September 2011 and it’s still going strong despite the fact that their work commitments forced them to spend NYE apartSmitten: Eva has been dating Gosling since September 2011 and it's still going strong despite the fact that their work commitments forced them to spend NYE apart

Chelsee Healey has ANOTHER fashion fail in thigh high leather boots on a night out…

Over the top: The shaggy jumper and baroque shorts would have worked better with some simple court shoesEvery time biracial actress Chelsee Healey seems to pull herself back from the brink of a fashion fiasco, she steps out in another outfit fit for the ‘What were you thinking?’ pages. And it was no different on Saturday night, for the actress stepped out in some Pretty Woman style leather boots.

Bare-legged and wearing some super tight hotpants, Chelsee definitely channeled Julia Roberts’ character Vivian Ward – a pre-Rodeo Drive makeover Vivian that is. But that’s not to say the entire outfit was a fail.

The shaggy fur jumper tucked into her gold baroque shorts would have looked far more chic if paired with some opaque tights and some some simple court shoes.

However, the overload of metallic accessories – giant earrings and envelope clutch bag – again reduced the elegance in what could have been a stylish outfit. Chelsee was on a night out with X Factor judge Tulisa having enjoyed some drinks at a hotel before heading off to the Circle nightclub. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Pretty Woman: Chelsee Healey seems to be taking tips from Julia Robert’s infamous character in thigh high leather boots on a night outPretty Woman: Chelsee Healey seems to be taking tips from Julia Robert's infamous character in thigh high leather boots on a night outBum note: Chelsee clearly is proud of her derriere giving it the most attention as she gives the typical ‘over the shoulder’ poseBum note: Chelsee clearly is proud of her derriere giving it the most attention as she gives the typical 'over the shoulder' poseGirls night: Tulisa left Danny Simpson for once to have a night out with Chelsee and friends on the townGirls night: Tulisa left Danny Simpson for once to have a night out with Chelsee and friends on the townHead games: The girls were give novelty baseball caps on the night outHead games: The girls were give novelty baseball caps on the night outCap-ital night: Tulisa, Chelsee and her friends wear baseball caps on their night outCap-ital night: Tulisa, Chelsee and her friends wear baseball caps on their night out

Alexandra Burke wears a snakeskin swimsuit whilst lounging round the pool with friends in Miami…

Time for a dip: The 24-year old got in the water slowly, no doubt a cold temperature after sitting in the sunAnother day another swimsuit for multiracial singer Alexandra Burke who opted for animal print on Saturday in Miami. Lying on a sun lounger, the singer chose a cutaway style rather than a bikini which complemented her skin tone and her color to perfection.

And looking every bit the the urban artist, Alex finished off her look with some chunky heart-shaped earrings and a thin gold necklace.

London girl through and through, her snack of choice was some toast washed down by a traditional cup of tea that she enjoyed with her friends round the hotel pool. But after a while the hot temperature proved too much, so the 24-year old went for a dip. Carefully easing herself into the water, Alex seemed to be taking her time to adjust to the colder temperature.

For the last few days, the former X Factor winner has been soaking up the sun on the beach. She showed off her ultra-toned figure as she played on the beach with pals, even taking to a paddle-board to demonstrate her obvious athleticism. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

S-s-s-sexy! Alexandra wears a cutaway snakeprint swimsuit while relaxing round a pool in MiamiS-s-s-sexy! Alexandra wears a cutaway snake[rint swimsuit while relaxing round a pool in MiamiSnack time: She may be in the US but Alex stuck with some toast and tea as she chilled with some friendsSnack time: She may be in the US but Alex stuck with some toast and tea as she chilled with some friendsLove: Wearing some heart shaped earrings, the singer looked every bit the urban artistLove: Wearing some heart shaped earrings, the singer looked every bit the urban artistHolidays: Alexandra has been in Miami since New Year’s EveHolidays: Alexandra has been in Miami since New Year's Eve

Tulisa‘s biracial boyfriend Danny Simpson introduces her to his crew!

Things are obviously getting serious with Tulisa and her footballer lover Danny Simpson. The WAG was introduced to her 26-year-old boyfriend’s old friends ‘The Salford Crew’ over the weekend and Danny shared a friendly snap of the whole group down the pub. Tulisa is seen grinning infront of a table covered in lager but after Newcastle United player Danny, who was born in Eccles in Manchester.

A fan caught glimpse of the singer and X-Factor UK judge and tweeted the friendly snap, writing: ‘This looks like an episode of Shameless.’

Wearing a casual outfit of a simple T-shirt and pink cardigan Tulisa looks comfortable as she poses up next to Danny. There was a rocky start to the couple’s relationship after Danny’s ex-girlfriend Stephanie Ward, the mother of his one-year-old daughter, branded Tulisa a ‘home-wrecker’ and claimed she was pregnant with her second child with Danny.

But the father of one maintained that he broke up with his ex weeks earlier, and has told friends he is confident that he can make his relationship with Tulisa go the distance. In a scathing eight-page document released by the singer’s lawyers, she denied she knew Stephanie was pregnant and slammed the idea that she ‘stole’ the footballer from her. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Surrounded: Danny Simpson introduced his girl to the Salford Crew – some of whom look completely star-struck to meet the singerSurrounded: Danny Simpson introduced his girl to the Salford Crew - some of whom look completely star-struck to meet the singer Happier than ever: Tulisa and Danny are going from strength to strength in their relationshipHappier than ever: Tulisa and Danny are going from strength to strength in their relationship Closer than ever: Tulisa and Danny at a rather more glamorous eventCloser than ever: Tulisa and Danny at a rather more glamorous event

Make-up free Kim Kardashian shows off the beginnings of a bump as she indulges her cravings with a caramel apple…

Kim Kardashian and a friend arriving on a flight in Miami, Florida on January 6She might be pregnant but Kim Kardashian obviously sees no need to relax her busy schedule. The busy reality star flew into Miami on Sunday, and announced plans to head off on a promotional tour to the Ivory Coast.

The star wore oversized glasses and went make-up free as she arrived at the airport. Kim’s oversized pink shirt skimmed what appeared to be the start of a baby bump, with Kim teaming it with a white blazer, loose brown pants and nude heels.

Earlier on Saturday, Kim tweeted that she was enjoying a bit of sweets, something which her celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson may not approve of.

‘Apple pie caramel apple from the Rockie Mountain Chocolate Factory. Oldie but gooooooodie!!!!’ she wrote.

The slip in healthy eating as a big departure for Kim, who hired Anderson based on her latest workout venture, the Pregnancy Project, and her expertise with helping women stay on track.

Instead of celebrating the holiday of Armenian Christmas with her family, Kim has been visiting friends in the beach city, including Real Housewives of Miami star Larsa Pippen. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Baby on board! The faint outline of Kim Kardashian’s rounded stomach can be seen as she arrives on a flight in Miami on SundayBaby on board! The faint outline of Kim Kardashian's roudned stomach can be seen as she arrives on a flight in Miami on SundayNo breaks: Kim has been travelling non-stop over the New Year’s holidayNo breaks: Kim has been travelling non-stop over the New Year's holidayStill in heels: Despite being several months pregnant, the reality star won’t ditch her stilettosStill in heels: Despite being several months pregnant, the reality star won't ditch her stilettosCareful, Kim: Kim tweeted on Sunday about her upcoming trip to the African city of AbidjanCareful, Kim: Kim tweeted on Sunday about her upcoming trip to the African town of AbidjanLadies night: Kim hung out in her pjs with her friend Larsa PippenLadies night: Kim hung out in her pjs with her friend Larsa Pippen

Madonna looks steadier on her skis as she takes to the slopes…but it’s Mercy who steals the show…

Her skiing holiday didn’t get off to the best of starts as she took a tumble or two.
But it looks like Madonna finally got into the swing of things as she took to the slopes in Gstaad, Switzerland once again, but this time accompanied by an instructor. Meanwhile her daughters Lourdes and Mercy looked far more confident as they effortlessly glided along.

The 54-year-old star has been celebrating the start of the year with a family skiing holiday, accompanied by her Brazilian toy boy Brahim Zaibat. While the Like A Virgin singer started off her week on a bad foot – she spent most of her time on her bum- she seemed steadier the longer she spent on the slopes. Almost unrecognizable in an all-black ski suit, Madonna covered the majority of her face with a balaclava and wore a helmet.

As she took to the slopes with her instructor, who dressed all in blue, the usually confident star looked rather cautious. It’s thought the instructor is Ernest Marmet, who was recommended to her by none other than designer Valentino. While the Queen of pop was treated to a one-on-one lesson, her youngest children Mercy and David also had lessons. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Holiday: Madonna looked more confident as she took to the slopes in SwitzerlandHoliday: Madonna looked more confident as she took to the slopes in Switzerland Look Mummy! Mercy showed off her skills while skiing in a cute pink ski suitLook Mummy! Mercy showed off her skills while skiing in a cute pink ski suit Lady in black: Madonna wore an all black ski outfit and she was joined by am instructor on the slopesLady in black: Madonna wore an all black ski outfit and she was joined by am instructor on the slopesNot the best: Madonna showed that she is not the best skier as she repeatedly fell over at the start of the holidayNot the best: Madonna showed that she is not the best skier as she repeatedly fell over at the start of the holiday Taking care: The usually very confident Madonna looked particularly cautious as she made her way through the snowTaking care: The usually very confident Madonna looked particularly cautious as she made her way through the snow Getting into the swing: As her holiday progressed Madonna seemed to get better and less wobbly on her feetGetting into the swing: As her holiday progressed Madonna seemed to get better and less wobbly on her feet Like a Virgin: When it came to skiing Madonna was acting like it was her very first timeLike a Virgin: When it came to skiing Madonna was acting like it was her very first time Having a ball: Mercy was clearly really enjoying her time on the slopes, grinning as she was guided by an instructorHaving a ball: Mercy was clearly really enjoying her time on the slopes, grinning as she was guided by an instructor Fun times: David and Mercy were seen laughing and smiling as they climbed aboard a ski lift with their instructorFun times: David and Mercy were seen laughing and smiling as they climbed aboard a ski lift with their instructor Familiar place: The family love this particular resort and visited it this time last year as wellFamiliar place: The family love this particular resort and visited it this time last year as well Cool dude: Lourdes shunned skiing in favor of snowboarding, which is also what Rocco and Brahim chose to doCool dude: Lourdes shunned skiing in favour of snowboarding, which is also what Rocco and Brahim chose to do

Tommy Mottola: ‘I was the reason Mariah Carey succeeded!’

careyFormer head of Sony Music and Mariah Carey‘s controversial first husband, Tommy Mottola, has hit-back at claims he was a controlling tyrant during their marriage, writing in his upcoming memoir that the singer should be grateful as he made her a star.

Carey has previously described her four year marriage to Mottola, the record executive who first signed her, as a ‘private hell’ and said the music supremo, 20 years her senior, abused her ‘mentally and emotionally’.

The singer, now one of the best selling music artists of all time, married the record company boss at the age of 23. She said he was jealous and overpowering and she ‘longed for someone to kidnap’ her from the unhappy marriage which lasted from 1993 to 1997.

But the former head of Sony hit backs in his upcoming memoir ‘Hitmaker’ saying he may have seemed ‘controlling’ but that was how he made Carey a star, according to the New York Post. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

At odds: Mariah Carey has described her first husband Tommy Mottola, pictured with Carey, as ‘mentally and emotionally’ abusive. He has hit back in his new book claiming he made her a starcareyExtravagant: Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola married in a $500,000 ceremony in New York in 1993, pictured. Mottola hits out at Carey’s criticisms of their marriage in a new memoircareyHappier times: Mariah Carey, pictured, is now a 200 million record selling artist and married to Nick Cannon. Her early career is one of the subjects in a memoir by her ex-husband music supremo Tommy MottolaCarey

Pregnant Amber Rose has ‘blue’ themed baby shower…thrown by pals including Christina Milian!

She’s ready to pop at any moment so her baby shower was thrown in the nick of time. Over the weekend friends of heavily pregnant Amber Rose organised a ‘blue’ themed get together to celebrate her imminent motherhood and going by the Twitter pictures it was a roaring success.

The 29-year-old model and actress is expecting her first child with rapper Wiz Khalifa and her close friends – including singer Christina Milian – made sure it was a baby shower to remember. The vibe of the party was the color blue and the group enjoyed blue snacks, had blue decorations – and her make-up artist best friend Priscilla Ono even had blue hair.

Known for her outlandish and daring maternity wear Amber didn’t let the side down and wore a stretchy rainbow colored block patterned maxi dress with long sleeves. Her trademark shorn and bleached hair was as sleek as always and Amber finished it off with red lips, orange nails and a bit of bling. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Shower time: Heavily pregnant Amber Rose was thrown a baby shower by her friends on SundayGirl time: Heavily pregnant Amber Rose was thrown a baby shower by her friends on SundayLoving dad: Wiz was on hand to help Amber open some of her presentsAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 2It’s a boy: The baby shower venue was decorated with blue and white balloonsAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 5My gift: Amber poses with one of her gifts, a large monkey, while daddy-to-be looks onAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 4The whole crew: Amber and Wiz were surround by good friendsAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 1Good friends: The model had an afternoon of treats with her pals reality star Toccara Jones, make-up artist Priscilla OnoGood friends: The model had an afternoon of treats with her pals reality star Toccara Jones, make-up artist Priscilla OnoStar studded: Singer Christina Milian also attended the blue themed party – and ate some blue treatsStar studded friends: Singer Christina Milian also attended the blue themed partDouble the joy: Friend and fellow mommy-to-be rapper Lola Monroe poses with AmberAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 11Friends: Model Toccara Jones stopped by to support the mommy-to-beAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 3Buddies: Amber’s friend Johnny kept it amusing as he posed with the mommy-to-beAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 6Kisses: The mommy-to-be and her funny friend pretend to kissAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 7There’s a baby in there: Johnny is seen rubbing Amber’s bellyAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 8Gorgeous: Mommy-to-be Loloa Monroe and friend Christina Milian look absolutely beautifulAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 9Models: Model Toccara Jones and Lola Monroe pose it up for the cameraAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 10All smiles: Amber was glowing and looked beautiful as usual at her baby showerAmber Rose baby shower jan 6 2013 12True love: Amber is engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa. Pictured at the 2012 Grammy Awards last FebruaryTrue love: Amber is engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa. Pictured at the 2012 Grammy Awards last FebruaryBaby daddy: The 29-year-old used to also date Kanye West – who is also expecting his first child with Kim KardashianBaby daddy: The 29-year-old used to also date Kanye West - who is also expecting his first child with Kim Kardashian

Very pregnant Amber Rose celebrates second baby shower hosted by Wiz Khalifa’s mother…

Amber Rose is in full bloom and she is enjoying every minute of it. The social-media savvy mother-to-be posted a series of photographs from her second baby shower in as many weeks on her Instagram on Wednesday, surrounded by friends and her fiancée Wiz Khalifa’s mother.

The 29-year-old video vixen exposed her motherly curves in a skin tight rose and leopard printed dress, accessorizing her already wild outfit with a series of silly hats and bows. She showed off many of the gifts she received, including toys, shoes and clothes. In another post, she shared an antique-style cradle for her son, with the caption ‘for out prince :-)’.

After celebrating a second baby shower in as many weeks, the 29-year-old model was spotted showing off her pregnancy curves in Los Angeles on Thursday. Dressed down after her the high spirited festivities, Amber hid her face with a hat as she flaunted her growing bump in a clingy orange tank top and tight black leggings. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Looking rosy: Amber Rose shared pictures from her second baby shower on her Instagram on WednesdayLooking rosy: Amber Rose shared pictures from her second baby shower on her Instagram on WednesdayFun for all: The model posed in a series of funny hats at the partyFun for all: The model posed in a series of funny hats at the partyFor her prince: Amber received a large number of gifts for her baby at the party, hosted by Wiz Khalifa’s motherFor her prince: Amber received a large number of gifts for her baby at the party, hosted by Wiz Khalifa's motherThe mommy-to-be was all smiles and glowing as she posed with one of her cakesAmber Rose 2nd baby shower jan 9 2013 1Amber’s baby shower cakes are quite interesting. What’s a baby shower without cake?Amber Rose 2nd baby shower jan 9 2013 4Mother-in-law-to-be: Wiz Khalifa’s mom who hosted the baby shower looked proud of her son’s fiance and ready to meet her grandsonAmber Rose 2nd baby shower jan 9 2013 3Look at all my gifts: Amber was excited to open each and every one of her giftsAmber Rose 2nd baby shower jan 9 2013 2Little Wizbud’s nursery: Only the best for their sonAmber Rose 2nd baby shower jan 9 2013 5

Pregnant Kim Kardashian steps out for dinner in an electric blue dress with some very revealing cut-outs…

Bump watch: Kim covered up her tiny baby bump in the dress as she continued her work schedule in the cityOne thing Kim Kardashian doesn’t need to draw attention to his her infamous curves, particularly as all eyes are already on her due to her pregnancy. But that, of course, didn’t stop the TV star from causing a stir when she stepped out for a spot of dinner in Miami on Sunday night.

Clearly keen to make the most of the time she has left to put those famous curves on display, Kim opted for a bold blue strapless dress with strategically placed cut-outs. The peekaboo cut revealed both her cleavage and a hint of her bump, which was embellished with spiky silver jewels.

Kim finished off her look with pointy heels and a small black jacket resting over her shoulders to keep her from the chill and cover the strapless frock. She wore her dark locks piled up high on her head in a bun, while she carried her petite clutch bag in her hand.

After finishing her meal at the Miami Beach restaurant Kim happily spoke to and posed with fans who were waiting for her as she left. The 32-year-old struck a pose pouting as she was flanked by two females, ecstatic to have bumped into her during their evening out. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Not so electric: Kim Kardashian shows off her curves in a peekaboo frock as she heads out for dinner in MiamiNot so electric: Kim Kardashian shows off her curves in a peekaboo frock as she heads out for dinner in MiamiMaking a boob of herself: Kim showed off her assets with the peekaboo cut, embellished with silver jewelsMaking a boob of herself: Kim showed off her assets with the peekaboo cut, embellished with silver jewelsDressed to the nines: The pregnant star happily chatted to fans as she left the restaurant in her get-upDressed to the nines: The pregnant star happily chatted to fans as she left the restaurant in her get-upAnd pose: Kardashian posed for photographs as she made her way back home for the eveningAnd pose: Kardashian posed for photographs as she made her way back home for the eveningTrying to cover up? Kim covered her chest with her hand as she drew looks outside the restaurant as she waited for her carTrying to cover up? Kim covered her chest with her hand as she drew looks outside the restaurant as she waited for her carFan favorite: Looking picture perfect, Kim gave her best smile for the camerasFan favourite: Looking picture perfect, Kim gave her best smile for the cameras

Naomi Campbell forced to wear ballet pumps to party after she’s injured in Paris mugging…

Smiles better: The supermodel was in good spirits at the party despite her less than glamorous footwearAs one of Britain’s most iconic fashion models she is used to strutting down the runway in high heels. But, Naomi Campbell stepped out in some very unlikely footwear as she put her best dress on for a glamorous party on Sunday evening.

The 42-year-old looked superb during the night out as she attended the NBC Universal 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour Party. However, instead of wearing a pair of her trademark high heels she sported some flat shoes to make her night out a little easier.

Naomi, who was at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California, looked lovely in her plunging neckline dress as she hung out with fellow models Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha. Her good friend and former male model Nigel Barker also joined the group as they made a very stylish pack. Although Miss Campbell’s footwear may have let down her outfit,

it is most likely she was forced to wear the flats due to her recent injury. Naomi was left in a wheelchair after thieves attempted to snatch her handbag as she sat in a limousine in central Paris, French in November 2012. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Slip on: Naomi was forced to leave her heels at home and wore a very plain pair of ballet pumpsSlip on: Naomi was forced to leave her heels at home and wore a very plain pair of ballet pumpsModel behaviour: Naomi was joined by fellow professionals Karolina Kurkova, left, and Coco Rocha, rightModel behaviour: Naomi was joined by fellow professionals Karolina Kurkova, left, and Coco Rocha, rightBack to business: Naomi, pictured in 2010 at Somerset House in London with Kate Moss, is almost always seen wearing high heelsBack to business: Naomi, pictured in 2010 at Somerset House in London with Kate Moss, is almost always seen wearing high heelsFight and flight: Miss Campbell was injured after she was mugged in Paris, France, in November 2012Fight and flight: Miss Campbell was injured after she was mugged in Paris, France, in November 2012

Charlize Theron has some competition in the style stakes as son Jackson rocks mini UGG boots…

Coordinated: Jackson wore his boots with a knitted cardigan and striped-trim trousers, while Charlize showed off her slim figure in tight blue trousers and a loose-fitting cardigan, with a striped scarfShe’s widely considered to be one of the most stylish actresses in Hollywood, never afraid to push the boat out when it comes to experimenting with the latest fashions. But it seems Charlize Theron may have some competition in the style stakes from someone very close to home – her son Jackson.

The 37-year-old actress’ adopted son looked super trendy as he rocked some mini UGG boots as his mother carried him through Los Angeles’ LAX airport on Sunday. Jackson teamed his UGGs, which retail for around £110, with a pair of stripe-trimmed pants and a knitted black, white and red cardigan.

The gorgeous little boy, who was adopted by Charlize back in May 2012, seemed entirely unfazed by the attention he and his famous mother were receiving as they touched down in LA after flying in following a two week holiday in the south of France.

Charlize, meanwhile, showed off her slender figure in a pair of skinny, bright blue jeans, teamed with a loose-fitting navy cardigan and blue and grey striped scarf. The Mad Max actress finished off her outfit with a huge pair of sunglasses, and kept her short hair hidden beneath a quirky grey hat. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

What a trendy pair! Charlize Theron had some competition in the style stakes from her trendy son Jackson as the pair made their way through Los Angeles’ LAX airport on SundayWhat a trendy pair! Charlize Theron had some competition in the style stakes from her trendy son Jackson as the pair made their way through Los Angeles' LAX airport on Sunday Unfazed: Little Jackson appeared entirely unconcerned about the attention he and his mother were receiving as they headed back home following a two week holiday in the south of FranceUnfazed: Little Jackson appeared entirely unconcerned about the attention he and his mother were receiving as they headed back home following a two week holiday in the south of France

Olympic Gymnast Louis Smith: ‘I’d like to start my own range…’

Suited and booted: Louis speaks about key wardrobe essentials and can't get enough of sharp suits He is the Olympic gymnast and King of the Strictly dance floor known for his dapper style and charming looks. So it comes as no surprise that fashion-forward Louis Smith wants to channel his signature suited-and-booted look into his own fashion line.

‘I have a lot of clothes in my head that I’d like to wear, but that I don’t see out there, so I’m really interested about trying to get into fashion and perhaps starting my own range,’ he said.

Speaking in a London College of Fashion film promoting London Collections: Men showcase, he discussed his eclectic style.

He said: ‘Men’s fashion is all over the place and that’s the beauty of it, it’s not just following one track and I like to dip my toes in all the different puddles of fashion.’

While we are most accustomed to seeing the silver medalist in his Lycra (and since Strictly, more than a sprinkling of sequins), Louis makes it clear that he will not be filling his clothing rails with sportswear.

‘You’ve got to look fresh in a suit, you’ve got to be able to busy it out,’he said. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Big plans: Olympian gymnast Louis Smith spoke about his fashion plans and hopes of starting his own lineBig plans: Olympian gymnast Louis Smith spoke about his fashion plans and hopes of starting his own line Championing men’s fashion: The Strictly Come Dancing winner was speaking in a video to promote London Men’s CollectionsChampioning men's fashion: The Strictly Come Dancing winner was speaking in a video to promote London Men's CollectionsBright future: The Olympic star has a long career ahead of him and isn’t the first Olympian to speak out about fashion line plansBright future: The Olympic star has a long career ahead of him and isn't the first Olympian to speak out about fashion line plans

Pregnant Kim Kardashian covers her bump with a loose cardigan as she makes her way to bikini shoot…

Windswept: Kim's raven hair was left tousled as the wind picked up on Miami BeachShe’s been doing little to conceal her baby bump after announcing her exciting pregnancy news earlier this month. But Kim Kardashian came over uncharacteristically shy as she made her way down to Miami Beach in Florida on Sunday for a bikini shoot.

Kim gave just a hint of her white bikini as she covered up in a loose-fitting knitted cardigan while preparing for the shoot. The 32-year-old reality star did her best to keep her pregnancy curves under wraps in the ensemble, keeping the knitwear pulled tight around her while strolling on the sand to the perfect shoot spot.

Kim was flanked by an army of cameramen, hair and make-up artists, on hand to ensure she looked flawless for the shoot. However, despite her entourage of assistants, Kim cut something of a lonely figure as she made her way along the beach. Kim’s glum appearance could be down to the fact that there was no sign of her baby daddy Kanye West on the shoot, as the rapper is thought to still be in New York.

But Kim ensured she was keeping in touch with her beau, and was seen clutching her mobile phone and apparently messaging as she walked along. However, Kim kept herself entertained when she spotted a photographer who had fallen asleep on the beach when he was meant to be snapping shots of the star at work. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Now you’re shy? Kim Kardashian covered up her baby bump as she held a knitted cardigan tightly around herself while making her way to a bikini photoshoot on Miami BeachNow you're shy? Kim Kardashian covered up her baby bump as she held a knitted cardigan tightly around herself while making her way to a bikini photoshoot on Miami BeachKeeping her kurves hidden: Kim did her best to conceal her growing figure as she prepared for the shootKeeping her kurves hidden: Kim did her best to conceal her growing figure as she prepared for the shootQuick hint: At one point, Kim’s cardigan fell open and revealed her figure underneathQuick hint: At one point, Kim's cardigan fell open and revealed her figure underneathKeeping in touch: Kim kept her mobile phone close and appeared to be texting at points during the walk down to the shoot locationKeeping in touch: Kim kept her mobile phone close and appeared to be texting at points during the walk down to the shoot locationArmy of helpers: Kim was flanked by a huge entourage of hair and make-up artists as she headed downArmy of helpers: Kim was flanked by a huge entourage of hair and make-up artists as she headed downSelf conscious: Kim did her best to keep her white bikini concealed underneath the topSelf conscious: Kim did her best to keep her white bikini concealed underneath the top

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ‘turn down Brangelina-style $3m offer for first pictures of their baby’…

For Kim Kardashian making her private life public is her very reason for stardom. But it seems motherhood may have already begun to have an effect on the reality star, who is in the early stages of pregnancy. Kim, 32, and her boyfriend Kanye West are said to have turned down a huge $3 million offer for the first exclusive photos of their yet to be born child.

A source told website TMZ that the couple have been ‘flooded’ with lucrative offers from media outlets desperate to be the first to publish the baby pictures. The huge $3 million offer compares to Brangelina’s $4.1 million payout following the birth of their first child Shiloh in 2006. Although that was dwarfed by the $14 million they received after the birth of the twins. The couple donated the payments to a charitable trust they had set up.

The news of Kim’s decision is all the more surprising as unlike other more private stars she has previously shown no interest in hiding any facet of her life from public view. But perhaps her boyfriend is the one behind the move. Rapper Kanye has previously been reported to be uncomfortable with the way Kim lives, with her reality shows, paparazzi attention and self-publicity on her blog combining to put every aspect of her life under constant public scrutiny. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Parents to be: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seen in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve; despite the public nature of their romance the couple have reportedly turned down a $3m payout for the first photos of their unborn childParents to be: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seen in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve; despite the public nature of their romance the couple have reportedly turned down a $3m payout for the first photos of their unborn childBaby KimYe? According to US forensic artist Joe Mullins a baby girl would take after her glamorous mother, with deep brown eyes and glossy dark hairPotential KimYe babyKanye Junior? According to Mullins, a baby boy will inherit Kanye’s nose and face shape and Kim’s lipsKanye Junior? According to Mullins, a baby boy will inherit Kanye's nose and face shape and Kim's lips

Coco proves she a natural as she makes her debut in Vegas burlesque revue…

She’s known for her curvaceous frame which she flaunts at every opportunity. And on the opening night of her burlesque show Peepshow in Las Vegas Coco Austin made sure all eyes were on her from the moment she took to the stage. With her husband Ice-T unable to make the performance, the 33-year-old showed the rapper just what he was missing in the season finale of Ice Loves Coco.

Making her debut on stage wrapped in a piece of white silk, Coco was lowered into the theater upside down as she wore a very revealing ensemble. Following Holly Madison’s departure from the risque show, Coco takes on the on the role of Bo Peep in array of figure enhancing numbers as the shepherdess. Wearing her hair down in loose curls as she seductively danced around the stage, the model appeared to have all the confidence in the world proving to be a natural under the spotlight.

Prior to her debut, Coco showed off her vulnerable side as her nerves got the better of her during rehearsals. As she practiced her elaborate entrance, Austin looked extremely uncomfortable as she made her descent to the stage floor from the ceiling. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Center of attention: Coco Austin proved she was a natural as she took to the stage in Las Vegas for her burlesque show Peep Show in the season finale of Ice Loves CocoCentre of attention: Coco Austin proved she was a natural as she took to the stage in Las Vegas for her burlesque show Peep Show in the season finale of Ice Loves CocoThe seductive shepherdess: Coco showed her husband Ice-T, who couldn’t make the opening night, what he was missingThe seductive shepherdess: Coco showed her husband Ice-T, who couldn't make the opening night, what he was missingLeading lady: The 33-year-old takes on the role of Bo Peep in the risque showcaseLeading lady: The 33-year-old takes on the role of Bo Peep in the risque showcaseShe’s got the move! Wearing array of revealing ensembles Coco took to the spotlight with confidenceShe's got the move! Wearing array of revealing ensembles Coco took to the spotlight with confidenceGood stage presence: One of Austin’s costumes was made up of a pale blue dressing gown, a cleavage baring crop top and white knickersGood stage presence: One of Austin's costumes was made up of a pale blue dressing gown, a cleavage baring crop top and white knickersBorn to perform: Coco accessorized with a sliver headband as she wore her hair in loose curlsBorn to perform: Coco accessorised with a sliver headband as she wore her hair in loose curlsMaking a splash… Coco is known for not being afraid to flaunt her curvaceous frameMaking a splash... Coco is known for not being afraid to flaunt her curvaceous frameNo stage fright here! Coca pranced around the theater wearing next to nothingNo stage fright here! Coca pranced around the theatre wearing next to nothingGorgeous: Coco clearly managed to get over the upset of Ice-T not coming to see the showGorgeous: Coco clearly managed to get over the upset of Ice-T not coming to see the showOn the move: Somehow Coco managed not to fall out of her plunging topOn the move: Somehow Coco managed not to fall out of her plunging top Taking a moment to herself: Coco looked clam as she sat backstage and waited for her next sceneTaking a moment to herself: Coco looked clam as she sat backstage and waited for her next sceneHaving a rear-ly good time: Coco’s costumes did well to show off her famous figureHaving a rear-ly good time: Coco's costumes did well to show off her famous figureRevealing: Coco wore a nude ensemble which was made up of a diamante encrusted braRevealing: Coco wore a nude ensemble which was made up of a diamante encrusted braDancing queen: The reality TV star didn’t put a foot out of place as she kept up with the choreographyDancing queen: The reality TV star didn't put a foot out of place as she kept up with the choreography Giving her all: Coca whipped her hair back and forth as she put her curves on displayGiving her all: Coca whipped her hair back and forth as she put her curves on displayNervous: Prior to her big night Coco had to combat her worries regarding her grand entranceNervous: Prior to her big night Coco had to combat her worries regarding her grand entranceTrying to keep it together: The model kept focused and made sure not to look downTrying to keep it together: The model kept focused and made sure not to look down‘I’m shaking': Despite her fear Coco made the descent like a true professional'I'm shaking': Despite her fear Coco made the descent like a true professional‘I need a drink': As Coco safely made it to the floor she wasted no time getting out of the harness'I need a drink': As Coco safely made it to the floor she wasted no time getting out of the harnessDesperately seeking Coco: Ice T expresses his regret at missing her opening night of Coco’s burlesque revueDesperately seeking Coco: Ice T expresses his regret at missing her opening night of Coco's burlesque revueAbsence makes the heart grow fonder: Though it can also cause debacles such as Coco’s AP.9 controversyAbsence makes the heart grow fonder: Though it can also cause debacles such as Coco's AP.9 controversyDistressed: The rapper looked upset that he had missed Coco’s on stage debutDistressed: The rapper looked upset that he had missed Coco's on stage debutThe show must go on: Coco ended up giving a rearly impressive début performance despite missing IceThe show must go on: Coco ended up giving a rearly impressive début performance despite missing Ice

Rosario Dawson sunbathes topless in Barbados on romantic getaway with boyfriend Danny Boyle…

In the sand: Rosario splashed in the waves after the boat rideThey met last year when she was cast in his new film, Trance. And it seems Rosario Dawson is letting her hair down with new love Danny Boyle. The Rent actress was sunbathing topless as she went boating in Barbados with the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ director on Friday.

Rosario, 33, and Danny, 56, was joined by a group of friends aboard a colorful ferry called the Yessiree as they floated along the Caribbean waters. The actress showed off her curves in a navy blue bandeau top and red bikini bottoms, and shielded her face from the sun in a dark brown straw fedora.

Danny meanwhile wore red trunks and a light straw fedora paired with sunglasses. The director looked ready for a swim with goggles strapped around his neck. The couple laid together on the upper deck of the boat, laughing as they talked among friends.

Rosario seemed to want to make the most of the sunshine and removed her top in a bid to get the perfect tan. Their Caribbean holiday comes amid reports the pair have completely fallen for each other. A source told the Mail On Sunday Rosario is ‘deeply in love’ with the director and skipped out on plans to spend New Year’s Eve with friends in Los Angeles to enjoy the romantic getaway with the director. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Lounging: Rosario Dawson and Danny Boyle relaxed on the upper deck of a boat on Friday as they cruised around the shores of BarbadosLounging: Rosario Dawson and Danny Boyle relaxed on the upper deck of a boat on Friday as they cruised around the shores of BarbadosBikini body: Rosario wore a navy blue bandeau top and red bikini bottomBikini body: Rosario wore a navy blue bandeau top and red bikini bottomGoing strong: The couple met last year when she was cast in his new film, TranceGoing strong: The couple met last year when she was cast in his new film, TranceHolding on tight: Danny made his way down to the crystal blue watersHolding on tight: Danny made his way down to the crystal blue watersAll aboard! The group seemed to have a great time before disembarking to the beachAll aboard! The group seemed to have a great time before disembarking to the beachJoining the crew: Danny took his time making his way down the tricky ladderJoining the crew: Danny took his time making his way down the tricky ladderI’m right behind you! Danny followed the actress to the lower deckI'm right behind you! Danny followed the actress to the lower deckHaving a laugh: The actress got along well with the groupHaving a laugh: The actress got along well with the groupDown you go: Danny hopped down the stairsDown you go: Danny hopped down the stairsSnap happy: A friend took pictures of the starsSnap happy: A friend took pictures of the starsSkipping along: The group took its time sauntering off the ferrySkipping along: The group took its time sauntering off the ferryHollywood grins: The pair flashed wide smiles as they made their way off the upper deckHollywood grins: The pair flashed wide smiles as they made their way off the upper deckReaching out: Rosario made sure to hold on for support before hopping to the beachReaching out: Rosario made sure to hold on for support before hopping to the beachGreat to see you! The actress greeted friends with open armsGreat to see you! The actress greeted friends with open armsLounging: Rosario and Danny relaxed on the upper deck of the boatLounging: Rosario and Danny relaxed on the upper deck of the boatGetting close: The actress shielded her top with a straw hatGetting close: The actress shielded her top with a straw hatScooting along: The sun seemed to work its magic on the pair, who sported a healthy glowScooting along: The sun seemed to work its magic on the pair, who sported a healthy glowReady for a dip: Rosario got ready to stick her feet into the waterReady for a dip: Rosario got ready to stick her feet into the water

Kim Kardashian hides her pregnant figure away under a billowing tunic… after bikini photoshoot…

KIm KardashianShe’s never been one to hide her curves away. But along with her newly pregnant figure, Kim Kardashian seems to have developed a more modest approach to dressing. The reality star covered herself in a billowing sheer tunic dress, which she wore under a waterfall jacket and over a pair of white pants.

Kim was joined by her friend Jonathan Cheban as they spent a day wandering around the shops in Miami. Kim, 32, only recently left the Florida city after completing filming her reality show, but returned over the weekend for a bikini photoshoot on the beach.

Meanwhile she and her boyfriend Kanye West are looking forward to the birth of their first child in June. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Covering up: Pregnant Kim Kardashian hides her figure under a billowing jacket and shirt as she shops with her friend Jonathan Cheban in MiamiCovering up: Pregnant Kim Kardashian hides her figure under a billowing jacket and shirt as she shops with her friend Jonathan Cheban in MiamiOut for lunch: Kim and her best friend nipped into a restaurant for lunchOut for lunch: Kim and her best friend nipped into their favourite restaurant Serafina

Pregnant Rochelle Humes and husband Marvin touch down in LAX to join The Saturdays as they continue US domination…

She rang in the New Year with her husband Marvin Humes as they enjoyed a belated honeymoon in the Maldives. But with the festive period over it’s back to work for newlywed and pregnant Rochelle Humes as The Saturdays continue to break the US. However this time around as she jetted to Los Angeles to meet up with her band, the 23-year-old was joined by her better half for the journey on Sunday.

Happy with her travel buddy, Rochelle couldn’t stop smiling as she arrived at LAX hand in hand with her husband. Glad her long journey through the sky was finally over, the singer tweeted: ‘Arrived woooo :-):-) Helllooo L.A. x’ 

‘But feeling the affects of her jet-setting ways, she also wrote: ‘3 time zones in as many days…I think I may have created my own time zone!! My body has no clue what’s going on lol x’

Showcasing their sun-kissed skin, the devoted couple both flashed their pearly whites as they headed towards the exit. Keeping her tiny baby bump hidden, Rochelle wore a burgundy and black striped mini-dress with a pair of of beige spiked high top sneakers. Using a pair of sunglasses to pin her luscious loosely curled locks back, Rochelle wore a light coating of make-up as she accessorized with a rose gold wristwatch and a pair of small earrings. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The honeymoon is officially over: Pregnant Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin were all smiles as they arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on SundayThe honeymoon is officially over: Pregnant Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin were all smiles as they arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday‘I think I may have created my own time zone!!’ Following her belated honeymoon to the Maldives Rochelle is back on US soil to join her girl group The Saturdays as they continue to try and break the States'I think I may have created my own time zone!!' Following her belated honeymoon to the Maldives Rochelle is back on US soil to join her girl group The Saturdays as they continue to try and break the StatesDressing for different occasions? Marvin, 27, cut a dapper figure will Rochelle, 23, looked casualDressing for different occasions? Marvin, 27, cut a dapper figure will Rochelle, 23, looked casualSchoolgirl chic: Mollie King wore a miniskirt and knee socks as she joined The Saturdays promoting their new reality show in Los Angeles on SundaySchoolgirl chic: Mollie King wore a miniskirt and knee socks as she joined The Saturdays promoting their new reality show in Los AngelesFlawless: Frankie Sandford wore a khaki top and patterned printed pants as she headed out in LAFlawless: Frankie Sandford wore a khaki top and patterned printed trousers as she headed out in LAIt takes a lot of work to look THIS good: Mollie had earlier shared a picture of The Saturdays’ heaving make-up table, complete with a huge range of fake eyelashes and fake tanIt takes a lot of work to look THIS good: Mollie had earlier shared a picture of The Saturdays' heaving make-up table, complete with a huge range of fake eyelashes and fake tan

Rochelle Humes shows off her growing belly as she joins Saturdays on promotional trail in LA…

Back to work: Rochelle's early start came after she flew in from her belated honeymoon in the MaldivesShe only flew into Los Angeles on Sunday after jet-setting from the Maldives. But there wasn’t much time to rest for pregnant Rochelle Humes as she was up bright and early on Monday morning to join her Saturdays bandmates as they returned to work.

The 23-year-old showed off her growing bump in a blue dress and heels as she arrived at the Langham Huntington Hotel in LA. The girl group are launching themselves Stateside with a new reality show and album after signing a U.S. record deal.

So as they prepare to their show Chasing The Saturdays on E! on January 20, the five-piece were hosting a press conference on Monday to promote their new album and debut U.S. single What About Us. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Looking swell: Rochelle Humes shows off her baby bump in a teal shift dress as she arrives at the Langham Huntington Hotel in PasadenaLooking swell: Rochelle Humes shows off her baby bump in a teal shift dress as she arrives at the Langham Huntington Hotel in PasadenaFandom: The girl group signed autographs for fans at the hotelFandom: The girl group signed autographs for fans at the hotel

Heidi Klum covers Marie Claire’s February 2013 issue and talks experimenting in the bedroom: ‘If you are wild and crazy, bring it on…’

Former super-model Heidi Klum has ruled out becoming a ‘cougar’ – while admitting she likes to experiment in bed. The fashion mogul, who split from husband Seal, a year ago, said she sees the attraction in an older woman dating a younger man. But the 39-year-old said it wasn’t for her.

‘I can understand why a woman finds a young man attractive, because the truth is that when men get older, their shape changes,’ Klum said.

‘Younger men train more, and when the clothes come off, it is nice to look at a sexy, ripped body.  But I am realistic. I’m turning 40 next year. ‘I don’t think I could deal with waking up next to a 25-year-old.’

Klum, who is dating her bodyguard Martin Kirsten, said she believes every woman should be a ‘little devil’ sometime in the bedroom.

‘It’s good to make an effort to dress up sometimes – to do things outside of the norm,’ she tells U.S. Marie Claire in its February issue. ‘Some people are more experimental in bed and others are more boring. If you are wild and crazy, bring it on so the other person is well aware that you have little devil horns that come out every once in a while.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Cover girl: Supermodel Heidi looks her best as she poses in a mini dress on the magazine’s coverCover girl: Supermodel Heidi looks her best as she poses in a mini dress on the magazine's coverDone with marriage: Marie Claire covergirl Heidi Klum has revealed that she has no plans to wed again following her divorce from husband SealDone with marriage: Marie Claire covergirl Heidi Klum has revealed that she has no plans to wed again following her divorce from husband SealNo wedding bells: Heidi and her boyfriend Martin Kristen do their grocery shopping in Brentwood on SundayNo wedding bells: Heidi and her boyfriend Martin Kristen do their grocery shopping in Brentwood on SundayHealthy and happy: Heidi says that while not ideal, divorce is easier to cope with than illnessHealthy and happy: Heidi says that while not ideal, divorce is easier to cope with than illnessDoting mother: Heidi and ex-husband Seal are co-parenting daughter Lou and their other three childrenDoting mother: Heidi and ex-husband Seal are co-parenting daughter Lou and their other three childrenMommy’s little helper: Heidi picks up coffees with the help of her sonMommy's little helper: Heidi picks up coffees with the help of her sonAs they were: Heidi Klum and Seal, seen in 2011, announced their split a year agoAs they were: Heidi Klum and Seal, seen in 2011, announced their split a year ago

Heidi Klum: ‘When you have a good body, photographers will say, “Let’s take this off”. You have to be strong at saying no!’

In full: The full and candid interview appears in Ocean DriveFollowing Kate Moss’s revelations that she suffered a near nervous breakdown as a teenager after being pushed into posing topless, another top model has expressed her own concerns.

Supermodel Heidi Klum may have made a name for herself by posing half naked on the cover of Sports Illustrated naked on the cover of GQ and as a lingerie-clad Victoria’s Secret Angel.

But she insists young models should say no to posing nude. Speaking to Ocean Drive in their 20th anniversary issue, the 39-year-old revealed how over the years she has learned to toe the line between tasteful and obscene at a very young age and says young girls have to remain strong.

She said: ‘When you have a good body, photographers will often be like, “Yeah, let’s take this off, and why don’t we lose this too, and you can quickly end up not wearing much clothing. You have to be careful and strong at saying no, especially when you’re younger and on your own. Not everyone is cool and has your best interest [at heart].’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Game changer: Heidi Klum rose to fame as the the bikini-clad (and first German) cover star of Sports Illustrated in 1998, left, and has posed nearly-naked many times – but says girls should think twice before posing nudeHeidi Klum Bikini Days 1Baring all: The German supermodel is no stranger to posing half naked and has also graced the Victoria’s Secret catwalkHeidi Klum Bikini Days 2Fully clothed: The mother-of-four says young girls should be strongHeidi Klum Bikini Days 3Anxiety: Kate Moss (L), seen here aged just 17, has previously spoken out about her own anxieties when it comes to posing nude at such a young ageHeidi Klum Bikini Days 4

Mariah Carey flaunts her flat tummy in bikini as she reveals Nicki Minaj made her feel ‘unsafe’ on American Idol…

She dropped 70 pounds after giving birth to her fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan. And nearly two years later, Mariah Carey flaunted her flat tummy and ample cleavage in a red bikini on an Australian beach this week. The 42-year-old pop star flew Down Under with her husband Nick Cannon and ‘Dem Babies’ after their Christmas holiday in Aspen in order to perform a series of shows in the Gold Coast, Sydney, and Melbourne.

The former Jenny Craig spokeswoman, who kept her tiny denim mini-skirt on for the candid snap, appeared to be enjoying her sandy break from the mini-tour. Mariah has received lackluster reviews for her shows, which critics have labeled ‘awkward,’ ‘unrehearsed,’ and ‘uneven.’ For her concert at the Gold Coast Convention, Mariah arrived late and stopped the music at one point due to technical problems, according to the Toronto Sun.

‘I’m not asking for the moon and the stars,’ Carey said onstage. ‘There’s a lot of sound problems going on here. I don’t know if it’s me or you, or something in the air, but can we fix it?’

The Grammy winner with the five-octave vocal range will soon return to the set of the 12th season of American Idol, which premieres January 16, alongside judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Red hot mum: Mariah Carey flaunted her flat tummy and ample cleavage in a red bikini on an Australian beach this week, but neglected to remove her denim mini-skirtRed hot mum: Mariah Carey flaunted her flat tummy and ample cleavage in a red bikini on an Australian beach this week, but neglected to remove her denim mini-skirt‘Thank you for coming': Mariah invited her charming family onstage at one point and had little Monroe thank the audience'Thank you for coming': Mariah invited her charming family onstage at one point and had little Monroe thank the audience‘There’s a lot of sound problems going on here': Mariah has received lackluster reviews for her concerts, which critics have labeled ‘awkward,’ ‘unrehearsed,’ and ‘uneven’'There's a lot of sound problems going on here': Mariah has received lackluster reviews for her concerts, which critics have labeled 'awkward,' 'unrehearsed,' and 'uneven'‘I’m not going to take any chances': Mariah reportedly felt so ‘unsafe’ working with fellow judge Nicki Minaj, she beefed up her security team while shooting the 12th season of American Idol – airing January 16'I'm not going to take any chances': Mariah reportedly felt so 'unsafe' working with fellow judge Nicki Minaj, she beefed up her security team while shooting the 12th season of American Idol - airing January 16

Naomi Campbell on new show ‘The Face': ‘It was an emotional journey’…

Stunners: Naomi is in good company, flanked by supermodels Karolina and CocoShe has a reputation for being a woman you wouldn’t want to cross. Naomi Campbell is not as tough as you think. But according to Naomi Campbell in her new show The Face she’s there to help and advise the wannabe models.

Naomi certainly wanted to get that message across as she put on a show of solidarity among her new show’s co-stars at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday.

The glamorous panel featured models Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, as well as host Nigel Barker and Shine America president Eden Gaha. The 42-year-old British supermodel, however, took center stage wearing a white halter top pant suit with flat strappy sandals, along with heavy sets of bangles on each wrist.

The presentation featured a clip of the show in which a tearful Naomi embraces a contestant who didn’t make the cut: ‘It was an emotional journey for me,’ Naomi said. ‘It hit me about the fourth or fifth day in that I wouldn’t just be coming into the room and telling the girls what to do.’

‘I made it clear to all of them that I was there for them. It was a big learning curve for me. I’ve been asked for the last 12 years to do television,’ Naomi revealed, adding that what she liked about this project ‘was the whole thing about mentoring. ‘I’ve been working 26 years, and I do feel like I have something to share.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

A journey: Naomi Campbell said her new show The Face helped her to find her softer side during a Monday presentation at TCA winter press tourA journey: Naomi Campbell said her new show The Face helped her to find her softer side during a Monday presentation at TCA winter press tour The cast: Naomi joined models Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, as well as host Nigel Barker, to talk about the new show on OxygenThe cast: Naomi joined models Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, as well as host Nigel Barker, to talk about the new show on OxygenFriendly foes? Naomi put on an act of solidarity with fellow former catwalkers Karolina and Coco during the discussionFriendly foes? Naomi put on an act of solidarity with fellow former catwalkers Karolina and Coco during the discussionThe why behind The Face: Naomi said she agreed to do the show so she could mentor young wannabe modelsThe why behind The Face: Naomi said she agreed to do the show so she could mentor young wannabe modelsWardrobe malfunction: Karolina gets her microphone checked while Naomi stifles a giggleWardrobe malfunction: Karolina gets her microphone checked while Naomi stifles a giggleStrong women: At times the ladies got very animated when it came to getting their point acrossStrong women: At times the ladies got very animated when it came to getting their point acrossLong time pals: Naomi and Karolina go way back, which is good because the blonde model can navigate around Naomi’s moodsLong time pals: Naomi and Karolina go way back, which is good because the blonde model can navigate around Naomi's moodsExperience does count: ‘I’ve been working for 26 years and I do feel like I have something to share’Experience does count: 'I've been working for 26 years and I do feel like I have something to share'Her crutch: Naomi limped onto the stage, prompting questions about a recent scuffle with two would-be thieves, and she replied, ‘I am on the mend’Her crutch: Naomi limped onto the stage, prompting questions about a recent scuffle with two would-be thieves, and she replied, 'I am on the mend'

New father Matthew McConaughey attends Critics Circle Awards…

Matthew's wife Camila gave birth last week to their third child, seen here with Levi and VidaHe’s shed an alarming 38lbs for his role in the Dallas Buyers club. But on Monday night Matthew McConaughey added some extra bulk to his scrawny physique by layering up in a suit and long coat.

The 43-year-old actor – whose wife Camila Alves gave birth to their third child on December 28 – posed on the red carpet at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

McConaughey has been existing on a meager diet to shed the pounds for his role as real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in the movie. He still looked gaunt in the face, but had shaved off his mustache which he had been sporting recently while filming the movie. Matthew arrived solo at the event, held at Crimson, and without his wife Camila Alves, who was most likely taking care of their newborn son Livingston.

Writing on his Whosay page lat month, the actor declared: ‘Camila gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey, was born at 7:43 a.m. on 12.28.12. ‘He greeted the world at 9 lbs., and 21 inches. Bless up and thank you for your well wishes.’

Matthew and Camila also have two other children Levi, four, and three-year-old Vida. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Covering up: Matthew McConaughey, who lost 38lbs to play a gaunt HIV victim in his upcoming movie The Dallas Buyers Club, hid his frail frame underneath a three-piece suit and an overcoat on the red-carpet at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on MondayCovering up: Matthew McConaughey, who lost 30 pounds to play a gaunt HIV victim in his upcoming movie The Dallas Buyers Club, hid his frail frame underneath a three-piece suit and an overcoat on the red-carpet Eating out of the palm of his hands: The actor had the crowd entranced when he took to the stage at the eventEating out of the palm of his hands: The actor had the crowd entranced when he took to the stage at the event Lovely in lace: Jessica Chastain looked fantastic in her black lace dress and blinding diamond collar necklaceLovely in lace: Jessica Chastain looked fantastic in her black lace dress and blinding diamond collar necklace Industry bigwigs: Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal and filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow also attended the event held at the popular New York venueIndustry bigwigs: Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal and filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow also attended the event held at the popular New York venue Presenter: Sally was also one of the presenters on the nightPresenter: Sally was also one of the presenters on the night

Salma Hayek steps out in leopard print and wild hair…

She definitely has the hunting prowess as far as her successful tackling of the acting industry is concerned. And Salma Hayek showed she is rather like a wild cat in other ways on Monday she stepped out with her daughter Valentina. The 46-year-old star channeled a lion with her large shiny brunette mane of curls, a natural style which her little girl is starting to show hints of.

Salma also wore a leopard print top which she donned with wide-leg black pants and a jacket wrapped around her waist. The smiling actress – who was wearing oversize sunglasses – walked through LAX airport carrying a black trilby hat as well as a paper bag from a Starbucks café. Her five-year-old child was flaunting a pair of Gucci ‘Edimburg GG’ Rain Boots worth $235, as well as a polo club jumper and red scarf around her neck.

She is married to François-Henri Pinault, a French businessman and the CEO of PPR.  The Mexico native is considered to be one of the most attractive women in the world and is praised for not succumbing to the Hollywood pressures of becoming a clothing size zero. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Travel buddies: Salma Hayek was spotted at LAX with her daughter, Valentina on MondayTravel buddies: Salma Hayek was spotted at LAX with her daughter, Valentina on MondayFeline-like: Salma donned a leopard print top and huge mane of curlsFeline-like: Salma donned a leopard print top and huge mane of curlsWell prepared: The actress carried a black hat and Starbucks bag in one hand and clung on to her little girl the otherWell prepared: The actress carried a black hat and Starbucks bag in one hand and clung on to her little girl the otherDesigner darling: Valentina donned Gucci boots and a polo topDesigner darling: Valentina donned Gucci boots and a polo top

Angelina Jolie‘s daughter Zahara celebrates 8th birthday…

Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt turned 8 years old on January 8, 2013. The adopted daughter of Hollywood’s sought after actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was born and adopted in Ethiopia, Africa at 6 months old.

Of the adoption, Sosina Yeman, a worker at the social affairs office in Awasa, said: “She was such a beautiful thing. As soon as I saw her I thought about adopting her. When I came back to the office the next day, she had already been taken. I have been thinking about her ever since, but I suppose I could have never offered her the life she will have now.” 

Zahara was mistakenly believed to be infected with the AIDS virus but future testing proved that she was in fact not afflicted and after the trip back to the United States, she was hospitalized/diagnosed for dehydration and malnutrition and not AIDS.

“Both Angelina and Brad held her and looked lovely with her. They looked like a happy family, like any other couple that comes and visits. Brad looked very comfortable holing the baby, like a proud father.”

“We are always sad when the children leave because they are our children and we love them but I know she will be going to a very good place.”– Sister Lete (Zahara’s caregiver in the orphanage) on Zahara’s new parents and her feelings once Zahara was gone.

“Those late nights are so fun when one of them’s up or those mornings when they get up and make pancakes or something. That’s what it’s about.”– Brad on those special moments that make the craziness worth every second.

“Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken.”Angelina on her first daughter.

The birthday girl: Zahara is pictured holding younger sister Vivenne’s hand in March of 2012Zahara Jolie-Pitt 8th birthdayHappy family: Zahara is pictured with mom Angelina and three of her five siblings in April 2012Making it official: Angelia with four of the couple's six children in AprilThe proud parents: There is speculation Brad Pitt and Angelina Joli, pictured at the 2012 Oscars, have married in the Turks and CaicosJust married? There is speculation Brad Pitt and Angelina Joli, pictured at the 2012 Oscars, have married in the Turks and Caicos

Khloe Kardashian puts her used bras and sexy negligees up for sale on eBay…for charity!

Khloe Kardashian launched an eBay store with husband Lamar Odom in the summer. And it seems that the reality star may now be getting a tad carried away with the website and its addictive nature. The 28-year-old has started putting items from the more intimate section of her wardrobe up for sale – including her underwear and sexy negligees.

One of the sports bras Khloe is selling is advertised as ‘pre-owned’, and on Tuesday had raked in 13 bids from happy shoppers hoping to get their mitts on the workout wear Khloe has been sweating in. Unfortunately, the brunette’s silky slips weren’t garnering quite as much attention on the site.

And perhaps Lamar will be sad to see the saucier items in Khloe’s wardrobe shipped off to the highest bidder. But fortunately, it’s all for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Khloe’s items will go to Lamar’s charity Cathy’s Kids, which benefits underprivileged children living in the inner cities of New York and Los Angeles. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

A money-making machine: Khloe Kardashian is selling yet more items on her eBay store – including her used underwear and negligeesA money-making machine: Khloe Kardashian is selling yet more items on her eBay store - including her used underwear and negligeesA sweaty souvenir: Fans can bid on Khloe’s sports bras, one of which is advertised as ‘pre-owned’A sweaty souvenir: Fans can bid on Khloe's sports bras, one of which is advertised as 'pre-owned'Sorry Lamar: Some of Khloe’s saucy sleepwear is also up for grabs on the auction siteSorry Lamar: Some of Khloe's saucy sleepwear is also up for grabs on the auction siteWell, it is addictive: Perhaps Khloe’s decision to sell her more intimate items was because she got carried away with the nature of the siteWell, it is addictive: Perhaps Khloe's decision to sell her more intimate items was because she got carried away with the nature of the siteNot so popular: One of Khloe’s silky slips had only received one bid on Tuesday and the price remained at just $0.99Not so popular: One of Khloe's silky slips had only received one bid on Tuesday and the price remained at just $0.99For a good cause: A portion of the proceeds go to Lamar’s charity Cathy’s Kids, which helps underprivileged children in New York and Los AngelesFor a good cause: A portion of the proceeds go to Lamar's charity Cathy's Kids, which helps underprivileged children in New York and Los AngelesMother and daughter duo: Khloe was seen with Kris Jenner at the Lakers vs Clippers game in Los Angeles on SaturdayMother and daughter duo: Khloe was seen with Kris Jenner at the Lakers vs Clippers game in Los Angeles on SaturdayBaby love: It has been reported that the 28-year-old is determined to get pregnant this year following news that her sister Kim is expectingBaby love: It has been reported that the 28-year-old is determined to get pregnant this year following news that her sister Kim is expecting

Nicole Scherzinger shows off Hawaii’s beaches to Lewis Hamilton and his family!

She’s now living in the UK since landing her judging role on The X Factor. But after months in cooler climes, Nicole Scherzinger was ready for some sunshine as she brought boyfriend Lewis Hamilton and his family home to her native Hawaii. The former Pussycat Doll, 34, was loving the sun as she relaxed on the beach with Lewis, his father Anthony, stepmother Linda and brother Nicolas.

She kept her black and white striped bikini under wraps in a white tunic as she relaxed on a set of loungers by the beach. Having been on the islands since Christmas, Nicole and Lewis have been enjoying some rare time together after a busy 2012. The singer spent a lot of last year in the UK for her X Factor judging role, while Lewis was travelling the world on the Grand Prix circuit.

So when it came to spending Christmas and New Year together, they made sure they did so with both their families included. Over the past two weeks, Nicole has been proudly showing off beautiful Hawaii’s sights, including Waimea Bay and Pearl Harbor. Clearly loving being back home, Nicole has been tweeting lots of beautiful landscape pictures. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Chillaxing: Nicole Scherzinger covers up in a white tunic as she spends a day at the beach in Hawaii with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton’s family, including his brother Nicolas (far right)Chillaxing: Nicole Scherzinger covers up in a white tunic as she spends a day at the beach in Hawaii with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton's family, including his brother Nicolas (far right)Home is where the heart is: Nicole has loving being back in Hawaii after a long, busy autumn in the UKHome is where the heart is: Nicole has loving being back in Hawaii after a long, busy autumn in the UKFamily affair: Lewis Hamilton talks to his father Anthony and stepmother LindaFamily affair: Lewis Hamilton talks to his father Anthony and stepmother LindaBirthday boy: Lewis spent his 28th birthday on Monday bowling with NicoleBirthday boy: Lewis spent his 28th birthday on Monday bowling with Nicole

Sandra Bullock picks son Louis up from school after Christmas break… and he’s still got his trendy Mohawk…

Going back to school after the Christmas holidays is always a downer. But Sandra Bullock and her son Louis seem to be getting on with it. The Demolition Man star was spotted picking her cute little boy up from pre-school in Los Angeles, California, on Monday and the pair seemed cheerful and in good spirits following the festive break.

The 48-year-old actress was sporting the current trend of wedged high top sneakers. She teamed them with stonewashed grey jeggings and a cosy black jumper. Sandra’s dark hair was pulled tightly back off her face showing off her enviable cheekbones and she protected her eyes from the sun in oversize Wayfarer type shades.

Little Louis, who she adopted from New Orleans in 2010 with her then husband Jesse James, was still sporting the trendster hair cut he had been spotted with late last year. As he happily slouched on his famous mother’s hip he also clutched his bright yellow lunch bag. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

School run: Sandra Bullock was spotted picking up her son Louis from school in Los Angeles on Monday – showing off his trendy Mohawk hair cutSandra Bullock was spotted picking up her son Louis from school in Los Angeles on Monday - showing off his trendy Mohawk hair cutSo cute: The gorgeous youngster just turned three and was adopted from New Orleans in January 2010So cute: The gorgeous youngster just turned three and was adopted from New Orleans in January 2010Cool mummy: Sandra looks miles younger than her 48 years in her leggings and wedge sneakersCool mummy: Sandra looks miles younger than her 48 years in her leggings and wedge trainersSomber: Little Louis is said to be quite a serious child but looked perfectly cheerful as he was picked up on MondaySomber: Little Louis is said to be quite a serious child but looked perfectly cheerful as he was picked up on MondaySo elegant: Sandra at the 2012 Oscars at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in FebruarySo elegant: Sandra at the 2012 Oscars at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California in February

Rapper Eve debuts video for ‘She Bad Bad’…

She’s still bad and she’s rapping about it. Rapper Eve has suffered plenty of pushbacks on her upcoming album ‘Liplock’, but it may just see the light of day this time around. Especially since she finally released the video for her debut singer ‘She Bad Bad’.

The rapper recently ended her relationship with record label Interscope to start her own label Blondie Rockwell, Inc, on which the upcoming album is being released. The former HBIC of the Ruff Ryders is seen rapping her verses in a black & white/sepia style video with an African influenced chorus.

The rapper is currently in a relationship with British entrepreneurcreative directorracing driver, ex-skateboarder, and founder of the Gumball 3000 brand Maximillion Cooper, and are rumored to be expecting their first child this year.

Check out the video for “She Bad Bad” below:

Ruff Ryder Princess: Eve was a combination of elegance and hood in her new videoRapper Eve She Bad Bad Video 1She’s bad, bad: Rapper Eve looking haute coutureeveInterracial love: Eve and Maximillion Cooper at a Gumball event a few months agoEve and Maximillion Cooper

Show Review: Givenchy pre-Fall 2013…

Givenchy’s Spring 2013 collection was decidedly wispy and feminine, with sheer fabrics and ruffles galore. For their pre-Fall 2013, Riccardo Tisci has gone in an obviously masculine direction, chock full of leather, brogues, and skirts layered over pants, à la Kanye West.

Back again are the fashion houses religious-inspired graphic tees, just in case you didn’t get enough of them in 2012. With a Fall-perfect color palette, I can already feel the fashion industry’s “It” girls and celebrities itching to get their manicured hands on a piece or two from the offerings. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Padma Lakshmi on her diet secrets at NBC Universal TCA Press Tour : ‘No meat, no wheat!’

From day to night outfit: She was later spotted at the Chateau Marmont hotel after enjoying an evening out in West HollywoodAs a well-known face on American television, there’s no doubt she is a stunning woman. And Padma Lakshmi was eager to show she has a breath-taking figure as well as she attended the NBC Universal TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old host may be a self-confessed food enthusiast but it certainly did not show as she donned an outfit complementary to her curves. The star – who was born in India – posed on the red carpet wearing a leather shorts which flared at the hem.

She covered up her legs in sheer black tight and donned a long sleeve top which revealed her bra under the flashbulb. The shiny-haired brunette, teamed the items with black boots and a beaded necklace as she promoted Top Chef, which airs on the Bravo network.

The cook-book author is among many stars who have posed at the Langham hotel in Pasadena over the past few days but she makes sure she is always looking her best when a photo opportunity calls thanks to a quick and strict diet.

She shared: ‘January is often lauded as the month of self-improvement, the time to get back into shape and lose any extra weight that we might have gained over the holidays.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Fabulous figure: Padma Lakshmi wore a sheer top and shorts at the NBC Universal TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles, CaliforniaFabulous figure: Padma Lakshmi wore a sheer top and shorts at the NBC Universal TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles, CaliforniaWinter style: The Top Chef presenter teamed her pieces with a black boots and tightsWinter style: The Top Chef presenter teamed her pieces with a black boots and tightsEvening accessories: added a yellow bag and fur-trimmed coat to her ensembleEvening accessories: added a yellow bag and fur-trimmed coat to her ensemble

Show Review: Lanvin pre-Fall 2013…

Alber Elbaz has never been a designer keen on keeping things sinple or pared-down. This is evident in the pre-Fall 2013 collection for Lanvin‘s eccentric fashionista who yearns for mixed textures, embellishment, animal prints, and more.

Adding to the looks are bejeweled baubles (sure to be seen on the necks of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian), evening-perfect clutches, and leather boots; perfect for stomping the streets of the concrete jungles of the world. To view the full 2013 collection, visit FashionBombDaily.

Demure Sofia Vergara returns to work after New Year’s Eve scuffle…

She suffered the indignity of accidentally flashing her cleavage when her top slipped during a New Year’s Eve scuffle in a nightclub. But Sofia Vergara was looking distinctly more demure today as she returned to work on hit TV comedy series Modern Family. The 40-year-old star covered up her ample assets in a grey and black top, padded maroon coat and skinny black jeans in a break from filming in Los Angeles.

Vertiginous heels, turquoise earrings and a slick of bright pink lipstick completed the look as Sofia chatted to a crew member on set, at one point making a face as she left a building. Earlier, Sofia tweeted a photograph of herself and co-star Rico Rodriguez who plays her son Manny on the show.

‘Back to work!’ she wrote, adding: ‘Rico is ready for his first scene of 2013!’

The star was fresh from her rather eventful New Year’s Eve party in Miami where she and her fiancé Nick Loeb became embroiled in a scuffle at a nightclub. A photograph from the evening showed the star being helped up from the ground, while her breast slipped out of her plunging leather top. Visit DailyMail to ocntinue reading…

Covered up: Sofia Vergara sported a padded maroon jacket, grey and black low cut top and sky high heels as she returned to work on Modern Family in Los Angeles on TuesdayCovered up: Sofia Vergara sported a padded maroon jacket, grey and black low cut top and sky high heels as she returned to work on Modern Family in Los Angeles on TuersdayNot impressed: Sofia makes a face as she chats to one of the show’s crew membersNot impressed@ Sofia makes a face as she chats to one of the show's crew membersModern woman: Sofia was back in her critically acclaimed role of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the hit showModern woman: Sofia was back in her critically acclaimed role of Gloria Pritchett on the hit showBack to work: Sofia tweeted a photograph of herself and Modern Family co-star Rico Roderiguez on their first day back on setBack to work: Sofia tweeted a photograph of herself and Modern Family co-star Rico Roderiguez on their first day back on set What a dress: Sofia was a knock-out in a floor length silk and leather number to see in 2013 in Miami, FloridaWhat a dress: Vergara was a knock-out in a floor length silk and leather numberShe’s mine! Nick is alleged to have become jealous after his partner posed for a photograph with a strangerShe's mine! Nick is alleged to have become jealous after his partner posed for a photograph with a stranger

Kim Kardashian takes romantic trip to Paris with Kanye West

A pregnant Kim Kardashian and Kanye West shopping in Paris at Lanvin and Celine stores Used as she is to the sunny Miami winter, Kim Kardashian made sure to wrap up warm as she braved the icy streets of nighttime Paris. But while her black cape was the height of fashion, it wasn’t the most practical of designs.

The reality star looked ready to take flight as it billowed behind her as she walked with boyfriend Kanye West. Kim teamed her cape with a warm black outfit of pants and oversized cardigan, adding color with a striped scarf. Kanye wore a smart jacket and brown pants, as he kept a watchful eye on his beloved.

Kim and Kanye were fitting in some alone time with a trip to Paris. The hard-working pair both have packed schedules, but they are sure to be aware that the arrival of their first child in June will put a stop to romantic breaks for two, at least for a time. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Batgirl! Kim Kardashian looks set to take flight as her huge cape is caught by the wind on trip to Paris with Kanye West on TuesdayBatgirl! Kim Kardashian looks set to take flight as her huge cape is caught by the wind on trip to Paris with Kanye West on TuesdayTreating themselves: The pair made a beeline for the Celine storeTreating themselves: The pair made a beeline for the Celine storeHow do I look? Kim chats to Kanye as they leave the storeHow do I look? Kim chats to Kanye as they leave the storeBeats a postcard: The couple made a pit stop to pick out some designer treats at Lanvin and CelineBeats a postcard: The couple made a pit stop to pick out some designer treats at Lanvin and Celine Fitting in some alone time: The couple are spending time together before the arrival of their first child, due in JuneFitting in some alone time: The couple are spending time together before the arrival of their first child, due in June

Rochelle Humes goes for edgy maternity style in loose-fitting leather top…

She’s only just into her second trimester  so she’s far from ready from flowing maternity smocks just yet. But it looks like Rochelle Humes may be shunning her fellow expectant celebrities with her own edgier maternity style. Pictured leaving her Los Angeles hotel with her Saturdays bandmates on Tuesday, the 23-year-old kept her bump under wraps under a loose-fitting leather look top.

She teamed her outfit with a green mini-skirt and spiked heels as she tottered ahead of her bandmates. Meanwhile, Mollie King, 25, was wearing an unusual navy and orange pinafore-esque mini dress, which she teamed with a pair of platform ankle boots. Frankie Sandford, 23, was also going for a bright color in green blouse, which she teamed with a pair of skintight jeans. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

A little bit different: Rochelle Humes covered up bump in a red leather look top as she leaves her hotel in Los AngelesA little bit different: Rochelle Humes covered up bump in a red leather look top as she leaves her hotel in Los AngelesPregnancy suits her: Rochelle hasn’t been able to stop smiling since announcing her pregnancyPregnancy suits her: Rochelle hasn't been able to stop smiling since announcing her pregnancyLook who’s coming to visit? Marvin Humes paid a visit to his pregnant wifeLook who's coming to visit? Marvin Humes paid a visit to his pregnant wife

Alexandra Burke looks refreshed and happy as she soaks up sun on last day in Miami…

This is too much fun: The 24-year-old was in high spirits during her day on the beachIt may have been the last day of her holiday, but Alexandra Burke was far from sad as she larked about on the beach on Tuesday.

The former X Factor winner looked like she was having way too much fun to be miserable as she soaked up the sun on Miami Beach. Showing off her figure in a white striped bikini with her hair tied up in a black headscarf, the 24-year-old frolicked in the sea with a group of friends.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, she said: ‘Last night in MIA, it’s been epic….. Ready fi (sic) go home and work.’

Alexandra has been in Florida since New Year’s Eve after spending Christmas at home in London with her family. Although she’s been spending plenty of time on the beach, she’s also been working on her new album.

The X Factor 2008 winner is working on her third album – a follow-up to her 2012 album Heartbreak On Hold – which will be her first US release. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Beach babe: Alexandra Burke cools off in a black and white bikini as she soaks up the sun in Miami, FloridaBeach babe: Alexandra Burke cools off in a black and white bikini as she soaks up the sun in Miami, FloridaHaving a ball: Alexandra shrieked with laughter as she waded through the seaHaving a ball: Alexandra shrieked with laughter as she waded through the seaChecking everything’s in order: The star made sure her bikini was still on after her water frolicsChecking everything's in order: The star made sure her bikini was still on after her water frolicsReady to work: Alexandra is preparing to record her third albumReady to work: Alexandra is preparing to record her third albumOne of the guys: Alexandra has fun in the sea with her male companionsOne of the guys: Alexandra has fun in the sea with her male companionsReady, set, RUN! Alexandra Burke was seen racing her friends down to the sea as she enjoyed the final day of her holiday in MiamiReady, set, RUN! Alexandra Burke was seen racing her friends down to the sea as she enjoyed the final day of her holiday in MiamiMaking a dash for it: Alexandra held on to her friend’s hand as the pair dashed down the beachMaking a dash for it: Alexandra held on to her friend's hand as the pair dashed down the sandsComing to a halt: Alexandra looked slightly more tentative as she slowed down right before entering the waterComing to a halt: Alexandra looked slightly more tentative as she slowed down right before entering the waterSmiles all round: Alexandra appeared in good spirits, despite it being her last day in MiamiSmiles all round: Alexandra appeared in good spirits, despite it being her last day in MiamiBikini babe: The star looked incredible in her striped two-piece and black headbandBikini babe: The star looked incredible in her striped two-piece and black headbandParty girl: Alexandra seemed to be the life and soul of the party as she frolicked on the beach with her palsParty girl: Alexandra seemed to be the life and soul of the party as she frolicked on the beach with her pals Good way to start 2013: Alexandra flew to Florida after Christmas to toast the New Year in MiamiGood way to start 2013: Alexandra flew to Florida after Christmas to toast the New Year in MiamiSmiley: Alexandra looked like she had a great day on the beach as she left with a grin on her faceSmiley: Alexandra looked like she had a great day on the beach as she left with a grin on her face

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj sit apart during American Idol press conference…

Bursting out: Both Mariah and Nicki seemed to be competing for the most revealing dress awardThe duelling divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have revealed that their cat fighting on American Idol isn’t an act – and their latest public snipe-fest is proof.

The judges of the hit singing show were at a press conference for the Television Critics Association Winter Tour on Tuesday morning and while things started out pleasantly enough with the two stars complementing each other, the atmosphere soon soured.

When asked if their sparring was real or merely a ploy to generate more buzz about the show, Mariah, said: ‘It’s a passionate panel. The fight is what it is.’

According to the blog Vulture.com a journalist then asked the warring women to say something nice about each other. Nicki, 30, went first and said: ‘I say nice things about Mariah all the time. She is one of my favorite artists of all time. ‘To be on a panel with her, it’s kind of crazy. All the singers come in aspiring to be Mariah, in terms of talent and in terms of career length.’

Mariah apparently ‘flinched’ before replying: ‘That was a very sweet thing to say.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Battle of the divas: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj rowed at a TV Critics Association press conference in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday – and confirmed their feud is not an actBattle of the divas: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj argued at an American Idol press conference in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday - and confirmed their feud is not an act Team work: Nicki reaches out to high five felllow judge L.A. Reid before things turn sour with MariahSpilling out: Nicki reaches out to high five felllow judge L.A. Reid before things turn sour with MariahHer side of the story: The singer hit back when Mariah claimed that their feud was one sided. Nicki is sandwiched between Idol host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judge Keith UrbanHer side of the story: The singer hit back when Mariah claimed that their feud was one sided. Nicki is sandwiched between Idol host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judge Keith UrbanGlam: Mariah was diva-tastic in her emerald dress and bling as she shared a joke with L.A ReidGlam: Mariah was diva-tastic in her emerald dress and bling as she shared a joke with L.A ReidFeisty: Since joining the Idol panel the 30-year-old rapper has always been happy to voice her opinionsFeisty: Since joining the Idol panel the 30-year-old rapper has always been happy to voice her opinions Awkward: When Nicki was forced to complement her Mariah reportedly flinchedAwkward: When Nicki was forced to complement her Mariah reportedly flinchedUnited front: The panel are all smiles despite simmering tensions between the girlsUnited front: The panel are all smiles despite simmering tensions between the girlsBromantic: Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy were also at the event and shared a manly kissBromantic: Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy were also at the event and shared a manly kissBFFS: The pair star in The Following and gushed about their on screen chemistryBFFS: The pair star in The Following and gushed about their on screen chemistryMultiracial Glee actress Naya Rivera looked stunning at the 2013 Winter TCA FOX All-Star Party held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and SpaNaya Rivera 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour - FOX All-Star 1Do I look good or what? Naya showed off her trim figure in a nude jumpsuit from Temperley’s Spring 2013 collectionNaya Rivera 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour - FOX All-Star 2

Kim Kardashian gets a make-over from 90 year-old Betty White!

She’s arguably the most famous Kardashian, known for her love of glamour and killer heels. But Kim Kardashian has undergone a complete image overhaul – swapping her long dark locks for short blonde curls and even ditching her stilettos. But fans need not fear, it was all for a joke as she filmed a TV show with 90-year-old Hollywood icon Betty White giving her a make-over, or ‘make-under’ may be more of an appropriate phrase.

The golden oldie of showbiz is seen taking Kim under her wing as she tries to make the glamorous reality star look more like herself. The hilarious skit sees Kim, who has now revealed she is pregnant, chatting to Betty while dressed in a tiny black dress with her hair perfectly styled into a high up bun. But Betty soon sits her down and tells her she needs to transform her looks for her NBC sketch comedy Off Their Rockers.

Kardashian dubiously lets Betty paint on some blusher and lipstick onto her face, before even letting her put a short blonde curly wig over her dark lavish locks. Showing what a sport she is the star even let Betty dress her in the same dowdy clothes that the Hot In Cleveland star was sporting for the episode. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Make-over time: Kim Kardashian’s image is overhauled by 90-year-old Betty White, who transforms her look to be a clone of herselfMake-over time: Kim Kardashian's image is overhauled by 90-year-old Betty White, who transforms her look to be a clone of herselfNot her usual style: Betty looks pleased with herself as she makes Kim wear a short blonde wig and dowdy clothing – all in the name of comedyNot her usual style: Betty looks pleased with herself as she makes Kim wear a short blonde wig and dowdy clothing - all in the name of comedyNot the heels! The reality TV star even swapped her stilettos and peep toe heels for dowdy flats on Betty’s show Off Their RockersNot the heels! The reality TV star even swapped her stilettos and peep toe heels for dowdy flats on Betty's show Off Their RockersChanging style: In the comedy skit Betty tells Kim to have a make-over, before making her change into cloned clothes of her ownChanging style: In the comedy skit Betty tells Kim to have a make-over, before making her change into cloned clothes of her ownDubious: Kim didn’t look too happy about the foundation and blusher that was being plastered on her face in the skitDubious: Kim didn't look too happy about the foundation and blusher that was being plastered on her face in the skitSpot the difference: Kim looks distraught as she looks down at her new look for the one off episodeSpot the difference: Kim looks distraught as she looks down at her new look for the one off episodeUnimpressed: Kim was made to take off her mini black dress and wear a yellow blouse and blonde wigUnimpressed: Kim was made to take off her mini black dress and wear a yellow blouse and blonde wig‘Back off Betty': An unimpressed Kim then jokingly warns the 90-year-old off her man'Back off Betty': An unimpressed Kim then jokingly warns the 90-year-old off her man

Make-up free Kelly Ripa displays her tiny figure in tight leggings on the way to the gym…

Fitted: The Live With Kelly and Michael host displayed her tiny physique in a pair of tight-fitting exercise leggings She is known to work out everyday to maintain her extremely trim and toned figure. And it appears that Kelly Ripa got two workouts in on Tuesday as she briskly walked to the gym. The Live With Kelly and Michael host displayed her tiny physique in a pair of tight-fitting black exercise leggings.

But she kept warm in a large black padded jacket, a pair of Ugg boots, a beanie hat and matching gloves. Make-up free, the pint-sized blonde, strode ahead whilst listening to her iPod. Walking on busy Broadway, the star blended in with the busy New York crowd.

The 42-year-old looks better than most women half her age, and in the past has admitted candidly that Botox is her secret.

Unlike many stars, who claim genetics and a healthy diet is all they need, the television presenter revealed that she will use it ‘as much as possible’.

She told In Touch magazine: ‘I work out every day. I don’t overeat. I try to drink water, but I prefer wine, and when all else fails, I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead as much as possible!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Brisk walk: Make-up free Kelly Ripa got two workouts in on Tuesday as she briskly walked to the gym in New York CityBrisk walk: Make-up free Kelly Ripa got two workouts in on Tuesday as she briskly walked to the gym in New York CityKeeping warm: But she kept warm in a large black padded jacket, a pair of Ugg boots, a beanie hat and matching glovesKeeping warm: But she kept warm in a large black padded jacket, a pair of Ugg boots, a beanie hat and matching glovesBlending in: Walking on busy Broadway, the star blended in with the busy New York crowdBlending in: Walking on busy Broadway, the star blended in with the busy New York crowdA little help: The 42-year-old looks better than most women half her age, and in the past has admitted candidly that Botox is her secretA little help: The 42-year-old looks better than most women half her age, and in the past has admitted candidly that Botox is her secret

Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett to NY Knicks Carmelo Anthony: ‘Your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios!’

A raunchy reference to Honey Nut Cheerios left basketball star Carmelo Anthony anything but happy and healthy, and fueled his rage during a fight on the court, it was revealed today. Tempers flared between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett during their game on Monday.

From replays of the conflict, it’s not clear what set Anthony off, but one suggestion was that Garnett insulted his wife, reality star La La Vasquez, with a reference to the popular breakfast cereal. BlackSportsOnline.com reported that Garnett told Anthony, ‘you’re wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,’ citing sources that were present for the game.

After a team practice yesterday, Anthony would not say what it was that set him off. He told the New York Post: ‘There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man. I felt like we crossed the line.’

A friend of Anthony’s added that the Knicks star ‘really, really had a reason’ and took a jab at Garnett, saying: ‘KG must’ve never gotten hugged [as a child], but Melo’s OK now.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

In your face: Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett exchange some harsh words in this photo taken at Madison Square Garden on Monday nightIn your face: Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett exchange some harsh words in this photo taken at Madison Square Garden on Monday nightTough guys: Referees had to break up Anthony and Garnett as they shouted at each other at midcourtTough guys: Referees had to break up Anthony and Garnett as they shouted at each other at midcourtFull court life: Anthony is married to Lala Vasquez, a VH1 reality starFull court life: Anthony is married to La La Vasquez, a VH1 reality starTaking it outside: Carmelo Anthony, pictured right in a red hat, is confronted by security as he waits for Kevin Garnett outside the Celtics team busTaking it outside: Carmelo Anthony, pictured right in a red hat, is confronted by security as he waits for Kevin Garnett outside the Celtics team busWhen push comes to shove: Both Anthony and Garnett were called for technical fouls during Monday night’s gameWhen push comes to shove: Both Anthony and Garnett were called for technical fouls during Monday night's game

Bradley Cooper reveals his desire for everlasting love like his parents… days after he splits from Zoe Saldana

'Romantic': Bradley Cooper has revealed his greatest wish is to find everlasting love and settle down in a 'traditional family' homeHe was named 2011’s Sexiest Man Alive, has well and truly cemented his status as an A-list actor and has dated some of Hollywood’s most beautiful women.

But Bradley Cooper has revealed his greatest wish is to find everlasting love and settle down in a ‘traditional family home’. The 38-year-old actor’s revelation comes just days after he reportedly split from on-off girlfriend, Avatar actress Zoe Saldana.

Admitting he is a ‘romantic’ at heart, the Silver Linings Playbook star explained he wants to follow in the footsteps of his beloved parents and grandparents, and meet the woman of his dreams to spend the rest of his life with.

He told MailOnline: ‘I would say I am a romantic, for sure. I think most guys are deep down. I look at my parents, who have been married happily since 1963, and my Grandparents are the same. What guy wouldn’t want that?’

‘I think the thought of a traditional family home is awesome. Traditional roles are becoming a thing of the past, but I think there is something still really charming about them.’

The Hollywood heartthrob admitted he can draw similarities from his character in The Hangover franchise, Phil Wenneck, explaining ‘most guys’ long for family time.

Bradley said: ‘I think Phil is a romantic deep down. His bravado is that he wants the single guys lifestyle – but at the end of both movies he has just wanted to get home to his family. Lets be honest most guys want that.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Split: The 38-year-old actor is believed to have split from girlfriend Zoe Saldana over the festive periodSplit: The 38-year-old actor is believed to have split from girlfriend Zoe Saldana over the festive period True romance: In spite of his split from Zoe, Bradley still wants to follow in the footsteps of his beloved parents and grandparents, and meet the woman of his dreams to spend the rest of his life withTrue romance: In spite of his split from Zoe, Bradley still wants to follow in the footsteps of his beloved parents and grandparents, and meet the woman of his dreams to spend the rest of his life withHollywood couple: Prior to his romance with Zoe Saldana, Bradley dated actress Renée Zellweger for over a yearHollywood couple: Prior to his romance with Zoe Saldana, Bradley dated actress Renée Zellweger for over a yearDivorced: In 2006, Bradley married actress Jennifer Esposito, but she filed for divorce less than a year after the union was made officialDivorced: In 2006, Bradley married actress Jennifer Esposito, but she filed for less than a year after the union was made official

Behind-the-scenes snaps of Sofia Vergara‘s Pepsi commercial…

What a pro: The actress looks far more composed than when she was caught short with a wardrobe malfunction on New Year's Eve...she accidentally bared a breast during a scuffle at a partyAnother day another show-stopping gown for Ms Vergara. The sultry Modern Family star was shooting scenes for a new Pepsi commercial in LA recently and as per usual her famed curves were poured into a dramatically clingy dress.

Sofia looked to be her usual charming self on set and was all smiles for the rest of the cast and crew. As the face of the brand the 40-year-old wore a stunning sleeveless number with a plunging neck line, which perfectly showed off her assets. The dress was nipped in at the waist and just short enough to show off her shapely pins.

Vergara was in full make-up, as is normal for her, with red lipstick. She was seen sitting at a table sipping provocatively on a straw and in between takes kept warm in grey cozy Uggs and a fleecy dressing gown. Coincidentally the actress was first in a Pepsi commercial when she was a 17-year-old student – so the gig has come full circle. Meanwhile Vergara returned back to her day job on Tuesday after the Christmas break.

She was seen filming scenes for the hit comedy show she stars in and earlier in the day Tweeted a photograph of herself and co-star Rico Rodriguez, who plays her son Manny on the show. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes of Sofia Vergara’s Pepsi commercial below:

Pepsi girl: Sofia Vergara in between takes for a new commercial for the soft drink in Los AngelesPepsi girl: Sofia Vergara in between takes for a new commercial for the soft drink/ Pictured in Los AngelesTrue blue: The Modern Family star was picture perfect in a royal blue set as she sipped her favorite sodaTrue blue: The Modern Family star was picture perfect in a royal blue set as she sipped her favourite sodaBundled up: In between takes the 40-year-old kept warm in cosy grey Uggs and a fleecy dressing gownBundled up: In between takes the 40-year-old kept warm in cosy grey Uggs and a fleecy dressing gownSultry: The Colombian born actress first starred in a Pepsi’s commercial when she was 17Sultry: The Colombian born actress first starred in a Pepsi's commercial when she was 17Friends again: Vergara with fiance Nick Loeb after the infamous NYE scuffle in Miami that caused the actress with an embarrassing wardrobe malfunctionFriends again: Vergara with fiance Nick Loeb after the infamous NYE scuffle in Miami that caused the actress with an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction

Coco accentuates her famous curves in a form-fitting striped dress to party with fellow Vegas performers…

She has been lighting up Las Vegas by showing off her burlesque moves in Peepshow. And even though Coco Austin had her clothes on this time, she still managed to show off her dangerous curves on Tuesday. The glamour model and wife of Ice-T wore a very tight striped dress to attend the Zowie Bowie and Friends Opening Night at Bally’s Casino & Hotel.

The black and beige frock’s stripes were reminiscent of animal print and Coco certainly seemed in the mood to show her wild side. It clung to Coco’s famous figure and the 33-year-old happily displayed her voluptuous frame and best angles as she posed for photographers. The star accessorized with matching beige pumps which had a black platform, along with black hoop earrings.

Coco was every inch the social butterfly at the event and ensured she mingled with the other celebrity attendees. The blonde made sure to get some face time with Zowie Bowie himself, who didn’t seem to mind that Coco was stealing his limelight at his own event. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Dangerous curves ahead: Coco showed off her voluptuous form in a very tight dress at the Zowie Bowie and Friends Opening Night on TuesdayDangerous curves ahead: Coco showed off her voluptuous form in a very tight dress at the Zowie Bowie and Friends Opening Night on TuesdayThis is my best angle: Coco turned to the side so as to accentuate both her famous derriere and ample bosomThis is my best angle: Coco turned to the side so as to accentuate both her famous derriere and ample bosomShe earned her stripes: Coco teamed the beige and black dress which had animal style stripes with matching two-tone shoesShe earned her stripes: Coco teamed the beige and black dress which had animal style stripes with matching two-tone shoesSorry for stealing your spotlight: The event was thrown for Zowie Bowie but Coco was still the center of attentionSorry for stealing your spotlight: The event was thrown for Zowie Bowie but Coco was still the centre of attentionFancy seeing you here: Coco was also seen posing up with Quiet Riot¿s Paul ShortinoFancy seeing you here: Coco was also seen posing up with Quiet Riot¿s Paul ShortinoMaking friends: The 33-year-old was seen chatting to heavy metal drummer Vinnie Paul of Pantera fameMaking friends: The 33-year-old was seen chatting to heavy metal drummer Vinnie Paul of Pantera fameIce Loves Coco: Coco’s husband Ice-T joined her in Vegas to celebrate New Year’s Eve togetherIce Loves Coco: Coco's husband Ice-T joined her in Vegas to celebrate New Year's Eve together

Spotted: Naomi Campbell works out on the beach as she begins rehabilitation of her injured knee…

Walk it off: The super slim star was dressed the part as she prepared to sweat in the sunshineAfter her harrowing ordeal in which she was left injured, Naomi Campbell is finally back on the mend. The British supermodel was seen following the doctor’s orders as she took a long walk down the beach on Wednesday. Naomi, 42, was seen getting some exercise in Miami beach, Florida, as part of her rehabilitation from her leg injury.

The super slim star, who has been advised to go on brisk walks, was dressed the part as she prepared to sweat in the sunshine with the cooling sea breeze blowing past her. She wore a pair of Nike burgundy Spandex three-quarter length bottoms with a matching thin vest.

With her hair free flowing from under her baseball cap and sunglasses hiding her face the model was in good spirits as she put her legs through their paces. Later in the day she was seen being helped into a car as she had to walk with crutches.

On Monday, she said at a press conference: ‘I had an injury of my knee and I am on the mend. I cannot discuss any further as there is an investigation.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Working hard: Supermodel Naomi Campbell takes a long walk down a beach in Miami Beach, Florida as part of of her rehab for her knee injuryWorking hard: Supermodel Naomi Campbell takes a long walk down a beach in Miami Beach, Florida as part of of her rehab for her knee injuryKeeping focused: Naomi played around with her mobile phone as she followed the doctor’s ordersKeeping focused: Naomi played around with her mobile phone as she gfollowed the doctor's ordersLittle steps: Naomi was seen later that same day using crutches to move aroundLittle steps: Naomi was seen later that same day using crutches to move around

Tahj Mowry vacations with girlfriend Erica Ocampo in Bali…

While his famous twin sisters Tia & Tamera are busy making and starring in their own reality show, Tahj Mowry is also carving a niche for himself on television.  The actor who starred and is perhaps best known as T.J. Henderson, a child prodigy, on the sitcom Smart Guy spent his vacation with his beautiful girlfriend Erica Ocampo in the gorgeous province of Bali, Indonesia.

The former child star is all grown up and making waves on the ABC family sitcom “Baby Daddy” nowadays, and is sharing his success with Erica Ocampo, a model and Hollywood makeup artist who is French and Filipino descent. Ocampo started her career as a makeup artist for MAC at the age of 17 before launching her modeling career. She has featured in the videos of the likes of Robin Thicke’s “Magic” and Donny Klang’s “Take You There.”

The couple also celebrated Ocampo birthday in Bali while enjoying some of the beautiful sights Bali has to offer. Tahj Mowry’s Baby Daddy is an ABC Family original comedy television series starring Jean-Luc Bilodeau. The series was green-lighted on February 2, 2012 and began production on March 28, 2012. The show premiered on June 20, 2012. On August 17, 2012, the series was renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere in spring 2013.

The series follows Ben, a guy in his 20s who gets the surprise of his life when an ex-girlfriend leaves her baby at his doorstep. Ben decides to raise his little girl with the help of his brother, Danny, his two close friends, Riley and Tucker, and his mother, Bonnie.

Beautiful scenery: The lovebirds are seen enjoying the beauty of BaliTahj Mowry and Erica Ocampo Bali Jan 2013 1Walking in love: Love in a beautiful placeTahj Mowry and Erica Ocampo Bali Jan 2013 2Say cheese: Tahj and Erica have much to be happy aboutTahj Mowry and Erica Ocampo Bali Jan 2013 3Look at me: Erica gives her boyfriend a seductive lookTahj Mowry and Erica Ocampo Bali Jan 2013 5Together forever: So in love, Tahj and Erica compliment one anotherTahj Mowry and Erica Ocampo Bali Jan 2013 6All grown up: Child actor Tahj Mowry has grown into a handsome young manTahj Mowry and Erica Ocampo Bali Jan 2013 7The cast of ‘Baby Daddy’ on set: Tahj Mowry, Jean Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman and Chelsea KaneBaby DaddyCo-stars: Baby Daddy actors Tahj Mowry, Jean Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman and Chelsea KaneCo-stars: Baby Daddy actors Tahj Mowry, Jean Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman and Chelsea Kane also made an appearance

Kim Kardashian is amused by Maude Apatow’s eerily accurate impression of her…

Now she's a comedian: After linking to the sketch Kim posted a picture of her boots and noted that she wouldn't know what to do without Kanye to take them off, adding 'bootie call' Director Judd Apatow’s eldest daughter Maude could soon be lighting up the Saturday Night Live stage if her eerily good impression of the Kardashian sisters is anything to go by.  In a deleted scene from This Is 40, the 15-year-old accurately mimics Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian.

In the clip, Maude’s character Sadie video chats with a male friend – played by Ryan Lee – about the Kardashians. And she unleashes such a brilliant wrap about the three sisters that it’s amazing the scene was cut. One fan, is 32-year-old Kim herself who tweeted: ‘Truuuue’ with a link to the video on her Celebuzz blog with the title ‘This is so funny!’

She wrote: ‘This is so funny!! It’s a deleted scene from the movie This is 40 and Maude Apatow does impressions of Khloe, Kourtney and me!! She’s actually really good, lol! Xo’

According to her character, Khloe is the smartest out of all of them, but her nasally baby voice tends to get on her nerves… especially when she’s talking to husband Lamar Odom. Kourtney seems the most responsible, but the whole ‘Scott thing is hard. Because she loves him, but he’s clearly out of control.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

A young talent: Maude Apatow mimics all three Kardashian sisters in a deleted scene from her father’s film, This is 40 – and Kim has given it her blessingA young talent: Maude Apatow mimics all three Kardashian sisters in a deleted scene from her father's film, This is 40 - and Kim has given it her blessing In on the joke: Kim was really amused by the sketchIn on the joke: Kim was really amused by the sketch Video chat: Maude chats to her male friend about the famous sistersVideo chat: Maude chats to her male friend about the famous sisters Enthusiastic: The director’s daughter, whose mom Leslie Mann is the lead actress in the movie, is brilliantly up for the short sceneEnthusiastic: The director's daughter, whose mom Leslie Mann is the lead actress in the movie, is brilliantly up for the short scene

Legendary David Bowie is back after two year  recording in secret!!!

He stunned the world by announcing the release of his first new music in 10 years – but David Bowie has in fact spent the past two years recording in secret, it has been revealed. The reclusive star chose his 66th birthday on Tuesday to announce his new album,The Next Day, and the release of a single, Where Are We Now?, which is already at the top of the UK iTunes chart – beating Taylor Swift – and will chart this weekend.

And on Tuesday, his longtime producer Tony Visconti revealed he had been working in secret on the ‘contemplative’ disc with the ‘happy and healthy’ superstar, saying: ‘I’ve been listening to this on headphones, walking through the streets of New York, for the past two years.’

Meanwhile, another cohort, Jonathan Barnbrook, who designed the album cover that subverts Bowie’s Heroes album cover, told how the title is evocative of Shakespeare’s Macbeth – and told how the record is ‘contemplative’ and ‘melancholy’.

Tony Visconti told the BBC: ‘I have not tired of a single song. I think the material on this album is extremely strong and beautiful. If people are looking for classic Bowie, they’ll find that on this album. If they’re looking for innovative Bowie, some new directions, they’ll find that on this album too.’Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the video for ‘Where are we now?’ below:

Reclusive: Superstar David Bowie seen near his New York apartment in October 2012Reclusive: Superstar David Bowie seen near his New York apartment in October 2012 We could be heroes: David Bowie’s new album cover subverts one of his most famous albumsWe could be heroes: David Bowie's new album cover subverts one of his most famous albumsProud dad: Film director Duncan Jones and his father David Bowie at the premiere of his movie Moon in January 2009Proud dad: Film director Duncan Jones and his father David Bowie at the premiere of his movie Moon in January 2009 Cat out of the bag: Duncan Jones revealed the news of his dad’s musical comebackCat out of the bag: Duncan Jones revealed the news of his dad's musical comebackOld friends: Producer Tony Visconti and David Bowie on stage together at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in January 2001Old friends: Producer Tony Visconti and David Bowie on stage together at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in January 2001In love: Supermodel Iman tweeted a picture of her with husband David Bowie, taken in 2005, to wish him happy 66th birthday on TuesdayIn love: Supermodel Iman tweeted a picture of her with husband David Bowie, taken in 2005, to wish him happy 66th birthday on Tuesday21 years and counting: David and Iman make marriage look easyDavid Bowie and Iman 2

Birthday message: Iman’s sweet tweet to David BowieBirthday message: Iman's sweet tweet to David Bowie

Nicki Minaj outshines Mariah Carey at American Idol season 12 premiere…

Signature style: Nicki matched her unusual frock with checkerboard platform heelsThey are each vying to be American Idol’s leading lady. So Nicki Minaj was not leaving anything to chance as the two met at the American Idol premiere on Wednesday night. While Mariah Carey skipped the red carpet, human Barbie Nicki couldn’t have made any more of an effort.

With her platinum blonde hair flowing down her back in one solid band, Nicki puckered up her hot-pink lips and flaunted all she’s got. On her feet were a pair of retro black and white checkerboard platform heels that added about five inches to her frame.

Nicki, 30, who recently launched her Pink Friday fragrance in Sydney, Australia, was soaking up the spotlight in a big way. But even those killer shoes couldn’t steer anxious sightseers away from asking, ‘Where’s Mariah?’  The songstress finally appeared to the Season 12 Premiere, wearing a black and white strapless gown that accentuated her bountiful curves.

The 42-year-old Glitter star was dripping with bling from the large dangling earrings to the thick bracelets. The Hero singer wore her hair pushed back and long down her back. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Close call: Mariah Carey nearly spilled out of her black and white strapless gown as she attended a secret screening of the first episode of American Idol Season 12 at UCLA University on Wednesday nightClose call: Mariah Carey nearly spilled out of her black and white strapless gown as she attended a secret screening of the first episode of American Idol Season 12 at UCLA University on Wednesday night Thank goodness for Hollywood tape! As she exited the University of California, Los Angeles flanked by security, the Glitter star came in danger of exposing more than she bargained forThank goodness for Hollywood tape! As she exited the University of California, Los Angeles flanked by security, the Glitter star came in danger of exposing more than she bargained forBig night: Beaming Mariah appeared to be happy about the outcome of the night following the eventBig night: Beaming Mariah appeared to be happy about the outcome of the night following the event Show stopper: Nicki Minaj stole the spotlight at the American Idol Season 12 Premiere in Los Angeles by wearing this clingy neon pink and yellow dressShow stopper: Nicki Minaj stole the spotlight at the American Idol Season 12 Premiere in Los Angeles by wearing this clingy neon pink and yellow dressWork of art: Nicki’s dress was so tight it looked painted on her body, while her sky-high heels flashed red solesWork of art: Nicki's dress was so tight it looked painted on her body, while her sky-high heels flashed red solesShe blends: In contrast to Nicki, Mariah made an understated appearance at the American Idol premiereShe blends: In contrast to Nicki, Mariah made an understated appearance at the American Idol premiereBling it on: Mariah appeared wearing a black and white gown along with some heavy jewelsBling it on: Mariah Carey wearing a black and white gown along with some heavy jewelsHappy front: Ryan Seacrest seemed to be having an attack of the giggles while Mariah smiled gracefullyHappy front: Ryan Seacrest seemed to be having an attack of the giggles while Mariah smiled gracefullyCountry chic: Keith Urban cut a dashing figure in black leather jacket and brown jeansCountry chic: Keith Urban cut a dashing figure in black leather jacket and brown jeansAll that glitters: Randy Jackson outshone Ryan with his gold-studded suit and pointy gold shoesAll that glitters: Randy Jackson outshone Ryan with his gold-studded suit and pointy gold shoesWho’s taller? Randy and Ryan seemed to be having a contest of some sortWho's taller? Randy and Ryan seemed to be having a contest of some sortPretty smile: Nicky turned on the charm while looking at Keith, while Randy looked a little left outPretty smile: Nicky turned on the charm while looking at Keith, while Randy looked a little left outGenuinely nice: Keith listened politely when Mariah spoke into the microphoneGenuinely nice: Keith listened politely when Mariah spoke into the microphoneSo friendly: Mariah had a smile and a wave ready as she adjusted her micSo friendly: Mariah had a smile and a wave ready as she adjusted her micGang’s all here: The 12th season of American Idol airs on January 16Gang's all here: The 12th season of American Idol airs on January 16Man in the middle: This season is going to be interesting for Ryan with all the arguing and disagreeing amongst the judgesMan in the middle: This season is going to be interesting for Ryan with all the arguing and disagreeing amongst the judges

Show Review: Versace pre-Fall 2013…

A wearable Versace collection with all the frills and sex appeal inherent to the brand? Yes folks, it’s possible, and it comes to fruition in the brand’s latest pre-Fall 2013 collection. Skinny pants, fur coats one can wear day-in and day-out, flirty LBDs: it’s all here and not one bit of the fashion house’s Italian flair is lost. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Khloe Kardashian takes color coordination to extremes for basketball match outing…

She’s grown up in a family where having matching initials is the norm, so it’s unsurprising Khloe Kardashian likes stepping out looking super coordinated. The X Factor USA host was spotted cheering on her husband at a basketball match wearing a red leather jacket that matched her nail varnish and lipstick perfectly.

Khloe, 28, was seen smiling and laughing as she enjoyed prime court side seats at the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks game. The cheerful disposition comes amidst whispers that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is suffering a secret heartache. It is no secret that Khloe and Lamar, 33, have been trying for a baby for some time but with no luck.

And with older sisters Kourtney and Kim giving birth and falling pregnant respectively, all eyes have been on Khloe to measure her reaction. An insider recently told InTouch Weekly that Khloe has been struggling to hide her disappointment about not having a child of her own. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Scarlet woman: Khloe Kardashian made sure her lips, nails and leather jacket matched perfectly for her outingScarlet woman: Khloe Kardashian made sure her lips, nails and leather jacket matched perfectly for her sport outing A vision of glamour: Khloe will soon be an auntie again when her sister Kim gives birth to Kanye West’s babyA vision of glamour: Khloe will soon be an auntie again when her sister Kim Kardashian gives birth to Kanye West's baby Look of love: Khloe couldn’t hide her wistful expression as she watched her basketball player husband winLook of love: Khloe couldn't hide her wistful expression as she watched her basketball player husband steam to victoryBlinging rings: The reality TV star’s finger wedding finger was crammed with ringsBlinging rings: The reality TV star's finger wedding finger was crammed with ringsSupportive spouse: Khloe cheered loudly from the stands as Odom’s team played the Dallas MavericksSupportive spouse: Khloe could be seen cheering her man on from the stands as his team took on the Dallas Mavericks Matching: Khloe looked more coordinated than usual but her hair looked as glossy as everMatching: Khloe looked more coordinated than usual but her hair looked as glossy as ever Designer bag: It’s likely that a few heads were turned by the sight of Khloe’s gorgeous Chanel handbagDesigner bag: It's likely that a few heads were turned by the sight of Khloe's gorgeous Chanel handbag Arm candy: Khloe’s bag featured a studded double C logo and contrasted against her otherwise red outfitArm candy: Khloe's bag featured a studded double C logo and contrasted against her otherwise red outfit

Gabriel Aubry is every inch the doting father as he picks up Nahla from school… then drops her off with Halle Berry

It has been far from plain sailing in recent months. But relations between Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry seemed to have thawed somewhat after both were spotted spending time with their daughter Nahla in Los Angeles on Wednesday. First to make an appearance with the adorable four-year-old was the Canadian model, who picked her up from school in Beverly Hills.

First he gave the youngster a ride on his shoulders, though he had to hold onto his baggy beanie hat to stop it coming off as they walked. And then she touchingly showed him some artwork she had made during her day’s visit to her learning center. Gabriel, 37, looked all but completely healed from the injuries he sustained during his infamous scuffle with his former partner’s fiancé Olivier Martinez at Thanksgiving.

Later Nahla was spotted sharing an embrace with her Catwoman star mother, who looked in a reserved mood. A reason she may have been tense is a final decision is imminent on her bitter custody battle with Gabriel. The 46-year-old and French actor Olivier are trying to move to Paris with Nahla. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Shouldering the burden: Gabriel Aubry let daughter Nahla see a whole new perspective when he picked her up from school on WednesdayShouldering the burden: Gabriel Aubry let daughter Nahla see a whole new perspective when he picked her up from school on WednesdayShowing off her handiwork: Gabriel tried his best to look impressed as Nahla showed him her artworkShowing off her handiwork: Gabriel tried his best to look impressed as Nahla showed him her artworkHat-a-girl: The ambrosial youngster took her father’s beanie hat with her when Gabriel took her from his shouldersHatagirl: The ambrosial youngster took her father's beanie hat with her when Gabriel took her from his shouldersBag carrier: Gentleman Gabriel even insisted on carrying Nahla’s school bag for her as they pottered alongBag carrier: Gentleman Gabriel even insisted on carrying Nahla's school bag for her as they pottered alongBig hug: Nahla was also excited to see her mother after she was dropped off by her adoring fatherBig hug: Nahla was also excited to see her mother after she was dropped off by her adoring father Decision day awaits: Halle will find out if her plot to move to Paris will be possible when a judge rules on her custody caseDecision day awaits: Halle will find out if her plot to move to Paris will be possible when a judge rules on her custody case

Alicia Keys shows off her toned stomach in a crop top as she sets the stage on fire at the Monster CES Party & People’s Choice awards…

Busy: Alicia quickly made her way to Las Vegas after performing a the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday in Los Angeles It’s a wonder Alicia Keys finds time to eat, let alone exercise considering how busy she always appears to be. But judging by her stomach muscles, which she revealed as she performed in a crop top, the singer is definitely fitting in a work out or two.

The 31-year-old hot footed it to Las Vegas to perform following her electrifying appearance at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday evening. Taking to the stage at the Monster CES Party in the Paris Ballroom in Las Vegas, Alicia showcased her incredible figure. Dressed in a pair of high waisted pants the Girl On Fire star had her washboard abs on display in a tiny white crop top.

Covering up, so as not to reveal too much flesh, she slipped a white jacket on over her top. With her hair slicked back off her face, with plenty of eye make-up Alicia strutted her stuff on stage looking really powerful. It’s been non-stop for the mother-of-two, who performed at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday evening. The R ‘n’ B star had the honor of kicking off the ceremony with a performance of her latest hit Girl On Fire. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Look at that tummy: Alicia Keys showed off her impressive stomach as she performed in Las VegasLook at that tummy: Alicia Keys showed off her impressive stomach as she performed in Las Vegas Dressed to impress: Alicia wore a pair of high waisted pants with a crop top and a white blazerDressed to impress: Alicia wore a pair of high waisted trousers with a crop top and a white blazer Girl on Fire: Alicia has been busy promoting and performing her latest albumGirl on Fire: Alicia has been busy promoting and performing her latest albumTrademark: Alicia began her performance on a grand piano which is how she often startsTrademark: Alicia began her performance on a grand piano which is how she often starts Belting it out: Alicia looked like she gave it her all during her performance at the Monster CES PartyBelting it out: Alicia looked like she gave it her all during her performance at the Monster CES PartyOpening: Alicia opened the show at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday eveningOpening: Alicia opened the show at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday evening Happy: Alicia looked delighted to be on the stage at the awards ceremonyHappy: Alicia looked delighted to be on the stage at the awards ceremony

Pregnant Kim Kardashian covers up her blossoming figure as she returns from romantic Italian getaway with Kanye West!

She is hardly known to be camera shy. But pregnant Kim Kardashian was completely covered up as she arrived at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris on Thursday with her boyfriend Kanye West. The pair has just jetted back into the French capital after enjoying a whistle stop romantic getaway in Venice, Italy.

The 32-year-old reality star, who is expecting her first child with the rapper, bundled herself up from the cold European winter in a large black overcoat.
The brunette beauty had dressed for comfort for her flight in a pair of black leggings, loose-fitting T-shirt and favorite pair of $1,695 Givenchy knee-high boots. Kim has been wearing the coveted shoes through most of her vacation, and tweeted yesterday how difficult it was getting them on and off.

‘What would I do without my boyfriend?!? I literally could never get my boots off without him! Bootie call?’

Never one to miss a photo opportunity, on Thursday Kim appeared to be coming over all shy, shielding her near make-up free face with some oversized sunglasses and the collar of her coat. Meanwhile, Kanye didn’t seem like he was enjoying the chilly weather at all, wearing not one, but two jackets through the airport and wrapping a scarf around his head and face. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Baby it’s cold outside! A rugged-up Kim Kardashian and Kanye West touched down in Paris on Thursday after enjoying a quick romantic getaway in Venice, ItalyBaby it's cold outside! A rugged-up Kim Kardashian and Kanye West touched down in Paris on Thursday after enjoying a quick romantic getaway in Venice, Italy Shiver me timbers: The 31-year-old reality star, who is expecting her first child with the rapper, bundled herself up from the cold European winter in a large black overcoatShiver me timbers: The 31-year-old reality star, who is expecting her first child with the rapper, bundled herself up from the cold European winter in a large black overcoatChilly: Meanwhile, Kanye didn’t seem like he was enjoying the chilly weather at all, wearing not one, but two jackets through the airport and wrapping a scarf around his head and faceChilly: Meanwhile, Kanye didn't seem like he was enjoying the chilly weather at all, wearing not one, but two jackets through the airport and wrapping a scarf around his head and faceWhy so shy? Never one to miss a photo opportunity, on Thursday Kim appeared to be coming over all shy, shielding her near make-up free face with some oversized sunglasses and the collar of her coatWhy so shy? Never one to miss a photo opportunity, on Thursday Kim appeared to be coming over all shy, shielding her near make-up free face with some oversized sunglasses and the collar of her coatBabymoon: The pair have been in Europe, enjoying what is thought to be a ‘babymoon’ after announcing that they were expecting their first childBabymoon: The pair have been in Europe, enjoying what is thought to be a 'babymoon' after announcing that they were expecting their first childTricky: Yesterday Kim tweeted how hard it was to get her $1,695 Givenchy knee-high boots on and offTricky: Yesterday Kim tweeted how hard it was to get her $1,695 Givenchy knee-high boots on and off Shopping session: Before Kim and Kanye jetted to Venice, they hit the shops in Paris earlier this weekShopping session: Before Kim and Kanye jetted to Venice, they hit the shops in Paris earlier this week

Show Review: Louis Vuitton pre-Fall 2013…

Louis Vuitton is still very much into ’60s fashion. While the fashion house’s Spring 2013 collection was light and airy, the pre-Fall 2013 collection is decidedly darker and much stronger.

Inspired by the 1968 French revenge film The Bride Wore Black, the designs have a highly seductive quality: far from the cutesy, coquettish vibe of the brand’s last offerings. Lace, leather, and fur are in abundance, adding some flair and luxury to the creations’ functional silhouettes. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Kelly Ripa puts stunning New York apartment on the market for a cool $24.5million…

On the market: Kelly Ripa has put her New York home up for saleKelly Ripa has put her stunning New York penthouse apartment up for sale for a cool $24.5 million. The talkshow host and her actor husband Mark Consuelas bought the property in 2005 for $9.1 million after selling old apartment a few floors below.

The five-bedroom SoHo loft is set over two floors and boasts five bathrooms, two home offices, a media room and a massive 2,500 sq ft of outside space complete with hot tub and outdoor kitchen.

Inside the 20x35ft living room a central staircase is set against a striking Balinese wall leading to a kitchen complete swathed in marble and blue stone with two dishwashers and two fridges, as seen in the pictures obtained from DavidPaler.com. Other features include a home gym, powder room, library and roof deck.

A source close to the couple told the N.Y. Daily News: ‘You look at them and say, wow, they really made it. This is how celebrities are supposed to live. But it’s tasteful, and suitable for a family which you don’t find a lot in downtown lofts.’

The apartment is being sold by two brokers, one of which is Raphael De Niro, son of actor Robert De Niro. De Niro is also the the exclusive broker on a $100 million apartment at the City Spire building at 150 W. 56th St. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Prime location: Kelly Ripa has listed her Manhattan penthouse for a pricey $24.5 millionPrime location: Kelly Ripa has listed her Manhattan penthouse for a pricey $24.5million Spacious: Ripa’s beautiful SoHo, New York loft has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and is set over two floorsSpacious: Ripa's beautiful Soho, New York loft has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and is set over two floorsBig profit: It was bought in 2005 for $9.1m but she and her husband want $24.5m for itBig profit: It was bought in 2005 for $9.1m but she and her husband want $24.5m for itLuxury pad: The place also has a hot tub and outdoor kitchenLuxury pad: The place also has a hot tub and outdoor kitchenPlenty of space to entertain: The property has no shortage of lounge areas and there is plenty of seatingPlenty of space to entertain: The property has no shortage of lounge areas and there is plenty of seating One of four: The home also contains plenty of bathrooms for a large familyOne of four: The home also contains plenty of bathrooms for a large family Haven in the city: The property boasts not one but two huge terracesHaven in the city: The property boasts not one but two huge terraces Fancy a dip? The home also has a hot tub with TV screenFancy a dip? The home also has a hot tub with TV screenPlenty of greenery: One of the terraces leads to a private home gymPlenty of greenery: One of the terraces leads to a private home gym

Matthew McConaughey looks healthier as he returns to the red carpet for Critics’ Choice Movie Awards…

Keeping warm - and covered up: Matthew dressed in a long charcoal coat and matching three-piece suit for the occasionHe dropped a staggering 40lbs for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and it seems Matthew McConaughey is steadily recovering from his extreme weight loss. The 43-year-old actor stepped out for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Thursday looking more like his former self than he has in months.

The Magic Mike star, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, gave a gracious smile as he walked the red carpet in a slim-fitting tuxedo and polka dot bow tie. While his cheeks remain hollow, the actor has finished filming his role as HIV victim Ron Woodroof for the forthcoming drama Dallas Buyers Club.

That has enabled him to inch closer to his former weight, and Matthew revealed last week he was five pounds away from his target weight after adding 25lbs to his lowest weight – a frighteningly thin 135lbs. The actor lost the Best Supporting Actor nomination on Thursday night to Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master).

But the new father, whose wife Camila Alves gave birth to their third child Livingston on December 28, seemed happy to be among the list of nominees, and as of late, more concerned about getting back to top health.

When asked if he missed his bulkier frame, Matthew recently told People: ‘I have less [physical] leverage, but my mind is way sharper… You know, I love to wrestle. It’s a good time to wrestle me now.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Red carpet style: Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California on Thursday nightRed carpet style: Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California on Thursday nightGetting there: Matthew famously whittled down to 135lbs for his role in Dallas Buyers ClubGetting there: Matthew famously whittled down to 135lbs for his role in Dallas Buyers ClubThe smile has it: Matthew looked more like his former self than he has in several monthsThe smile has it: Matthew looked more like his former self than he has in several monthsCenter of attention: Matthew took the stage to hand out an awardCentre of attention: Matthew took the stage to hand out an awardIn good company: The actor was joined by George Clooney, centre, and Ben Affleck, rightIn good company: The actor was joined by George Clooney, centre, and Ben Affleck, rightSchmoozing: Christian Bale sat next to the star as they enjoyed dinner during the prize-givingSchmoozing: Christian Bale sat next to the star as they enjoyed dinner during the prizegivingSlowly but surely: Matthew looked frail at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on MondaySlowly but surely: Matthew looked frail at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday Happy news: Matthew’s wife Camila Alves gave birth to the couple’s third child, son Livingston, on December 28. The couple already have Levi, four and two-year-old VidaHappy news: Matthew's wife Camila Alves gave birth to the couple's third child, son Livingston, on December 28. The couple already have Levi, four and two-year-old Vida

Follow me, Daddy! Little Nahla playfully leads the way on fun outing with her father Gabriel Aubry

Staying in LA: Halle appeared to be a bit tense as she picked up her daughter Tuesday, and she was not happy with the conclusion of her bitter custody battle with GabrielA warm day inspired Halle Berry‘s daughter Nahla to remove her white trench-coat. And the inventive four-year-old opted to use the coat’s belt as a make-shift leash to playfully lead her father Gabriel Aubry to the Beverly Hills parking lot Thursday after-school.

The confident little girl took the lead while fashionably attired in autumn layers, including striped arm-warmers and velcro high-tops. The 36-year-old model smiled with glee at his daughter’s antics while clad in his simple white henley top under a brown leather jacket, blue jeans, and brown boots.

The father-daughter duo, both wearing warm knit hats, engaged in a little tug-of-war on their way to the car. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She’s got him wrapped around her little finger: Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla playfully lead her father Gabriel Aubry with the belt of her coat after-school in Beverly Hills ThursdayShe's got him wrapped around her little finger: Halle Berry's daughter Nahla playfully lead her father Gabriel Aubry with the belt of her coat after-school in Beverly Hills ThursdayCome with me! The confident little girl took the lead while fashionably attired in autumn layers, including striped arm-warmers and velcro high-topsCome with me! The confident little girl took the lead while fashionably attired in autumn layers, including striped arm-warmers and velcro high-topsAll smiles: The father-daughter duo, both wearing warm knit hats, engaged in a little tug-of-war on their way to the carAll smiles: The father-daughter duo, both wearing warm knit hats, engaged in a little tug-of-war on their way to the car

Rosario Dawson wraps up in Los Angeles following New Year break in Barbados…

She appeared to be in utter bliss last Friday as she enjoyed a Caribbean holiday with director boyfriend Danny Boyle. But now Rosario Dawson is back in Los Angeles, she is having to wrap up warm to cope with the unusually cold temperatures California is experiencing. The actress was spotted wearing a large black shawl over her pink dress on Thursday as she apparently went house hunting with friends.

The 33-year-old teamed her floor-length number with a pair of fringed ankle boots and a brown shoulder bag to match. She appeared to still be in vacation mode though as she went make-up free and let her long tresses go unstyled. Despite her having to shield her eyes from sun rays with dark glasses, the climate was not as warm as she might have liked.

In absence of her beau, British director Danny Boyle, Rosario rubbed her own arms to stay snug. They met last year when she was cast in his new film, Trance. The Rent actress was enjoying sunbathing as she went boating in Barbados with the Slumdog Millionaire director on Friday. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Cold out there: Rosario Dawson bundled up as she went house hunting in Los Angeles with friendsCold out there: Rosario Dawson bundled up as she went house hunting in Los Angeles with friendsPractical style: The 33-year-old teamed her clothing with a brown bag and bootsPractical style: The 33-year-old teamed her clothing with a brown bag and bootsFun in the sun: Last week Dawson showed off her bikini body while taking a boat ride with boyfriend Danny Boyle and friends in BarbadosFun in the sun: Last week Dawson showed off her bikini body while taking a boat ride with boyfriend Danny Boyle and friends in Barbados

Show Review: Cushnie et Ochs pre-Fall 2013…

Let’s talk cutouts, leather, and structured tailoring: Cushnie et Ochs’s latest collection for pre-Fall 2013 is full of them all. There aren’t too many frills besides a nature-inspired print: the designs are powerful and sexy.

Bondage has a moment with harness detailing, like something out of a Helmut Newton photograph. The offerings are perfectly edited and the strength comes in their simplicity. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

Boris Becker‘s wife Lilly Kerssenberg parades her toned bikini body in the Bahamas…

They may have been in the Bahamas to see Boris Becker take part in the PCA 2013 poker tournament. But the former tennis champion’s wife, Lilly Kerssenberg, ensured all eyes were on her as the couple soaked up the sun on the beach on Thursday.

The Dutch model paraded her incredible figure in an unusual black cutaway two-piece bikini as she enjoyed a day out with her husband. Running along the picturesque white sands, the brunette beauty looked every inch the Baywatch babe in her skimpy swimsuit. With her dark locks scraped back off her face, Lilly – who is also known by her full name of Sharlely – showed off her natural beauty with a make-up free look.

Boris and Lilly, who tied the knot in 2009, seemed to be in great spirits as they made the most of the last few hours of sunshine in their exotic holiday location, laughing and joking as they waded into the perfect turquoise ocean. And although his stunning wife was evidently keen to showed off her toned physique, the German tennis hero kept his body covered up in denim shorts and a black polo shirt. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Toned: Boris Becker’s wife, Lilly Kerssenberg showed off her incredible bikini body as the couple soaked up the sun in the Bahamas on ThursdayToned: Boris Becker's wife, Lilly Kerssenberg showed off her incredible bikini body as the couple soaked up the sun in the Bahamas on ThursdayBaywatch babe: The Dutch model seemed to be doing her best Baywatch impression as she ran through the perfect white sandsBaywatch babe: The Dutch model seemed to be doing her best Baywatch impression as she ran through the perfect white sands Enviable figure: The mother-of-one’s skimpy swimsuit highlighted her perfectly toned absEnviable figure: The mother-of-one's skimpy swimsuit highlighted her perfectly toned abs Fun in the sun: Lilly spent the day with the couple’s three-year-old son Amadeus at the water park at the nearby Atlantis hotelFun in the sun: Lilly spent the day with the couple's two-year-old son Amadeus at the water park at the nearby Atlantis hotelFamily: Boris has been keeping his Twitter followers up to date with snaps of the family’s holiday in the BahamasFamily: Boris has been keeping his Twitter followers up to date with snaps of the family's holiday in the BahamasEnvy-inducing: Lilly waved at the camera as proud Boris snapped awayEnvy-inducing: Lilly waved at the camera as proud Boris snapped awayHappy family: Adorable Amadeus beamed as he and Lilly cuddled up on the beachHappy families: Adorable Amadeus beamed as he and Lilly cuddled up on the beach New pals: The Dutch model posed alongside a new friend on the beach as she showcased her fabulous figure in another skimpy black bikiniNew pals: The Dutch model posed alongside a new friend on the beach as she showcased her fabulous figure in another skimpy black bikiniIn it to win it: Boris posted a snap on his Twitter page of him with another player in the PCA poker tournamentIn it to win it: Boris posted a snap on his Twitter page of him with another player in the PCA poker tournament Artistic: Lilly seems to be making the most of some quality family time during her sunshine breakArtistic: Lilly seems to be making the most of some quality family time during her sunshine break Sensible: Lilly tweeted a snap of a selection of sun lotions after telling her followers she suffered from skin pigmentation while pregnant with AmadeusSensible: Lilly tweeted a snap of a selection of sun lotions after telling her followers she suffered from skin pigmentation while pregnant with Amadeus Envy-inducing: Lilly’s Twitter followers would have no doubt been green with envy after seeing this stunning snap of her picturesque surroundings in the BahamasEnvy-inducing: Lilly's Twitter followers would have no doubt been green with envy after seeing this stunning snap of her picturesque surroundings in the Bahamas

Serena and Venus Williams keep it competitive with a spot of table tennis…

They are rarely seen without a racket in their hand and sweat on their brow.
But for the Williams sisters, it seems there’s no such thing as a day off, for even during a friendly game of ping pong, the pair couldn’t turn off their competitive zeal. The dynamic duo, Venus, 32 and Serena Williams, 31, were in Melbourne Australia, where they attended an event in their honor at the Olsen Hotel.

Ditching their usual attire of white shorts and their trusty visors, the sisters looked glammed up and gorgeous as they posed up for the cameras outside the hotel. Serena Williams showed off her fine athletic physique in a strapless purple dress covered in a floral motif. Meanwhile her sister Venus opted for opted for a figure hugging knee-length dress with a zig-zag black and white print.

And despite not being kitted out in sportswear, guests watched in awe as the sisters took on a game of table tennis effortlessly going head to head. The fashionista sisters are currently Down Under where they are set to compete in one of the world’s biggest tennis tournaments, The Australian Open in Melbourne next week. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Competitive spirit: The Williams sisters go head to head for a game of Ping Pong at the Olsen hotel in Melbourne AustraliaCompetitive spirit: The Williams sisters go head to head for a game of Ping Pong at the Olsen hotel in Melbourne AustraliaWell played: The Williams Sister play table tennis while limbering up to compete in the Australian Open Tournament next weekWell played: The Williams Sister play table tennis while limbering up to compete in the Australian Open Tournament next weekDynamic duo: The Williams sisters attend an event at the Olsen hotel in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open Tournament next weekDynamic duo: The Williams sisters attend an event at the Olsen hotel in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open Tournament next week

Designer Rachel Roy to BeautyBuzz411: ‘I live for my girls!’

Rachel Roy, designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, designs to inspire women to feel smart, confident and individual. Raised in Northern California by an Indian father and Dutch mother, Rachel grew up immersed in the issues of Vogue magazines she collected and dreams of being a designer.

After attending college in Washington, DC, Rachel moved to New York City and began styling magazine shoots. Her feminine aesthetic with a twist quickly earned her a reputation for knowing how to enhance a woman’s body without revealing too much. After almost a decade at a global urban brand, where she rose to Creative Director overseeing seven licensees and running all of design departments, Rachel launched her own brand.

BeautyBuzz411 caught up with the designer to talk career, life and motherhood. Read an excerpt of the interview below:

BB411~ When did you know you wanted to be a designer?
RR~ I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be designer. Vogue magazines were my escape and really inspired me to design the life I wanted to live – and that life, for me, was design. Visit beautybuzz411 to continue reading Rachel Roy’s interview…

Fashion Designer: Rachel Roy has been featured in a variety of cutting edge beauty and fashion magazinesRachel Roy VogueFashionista: Rachel Roy has proved she’s not only a designer but also a fashion trendsetterRachel Roy Style AwardsExotic Beauty: Rachel Roy’s ancestry of Indian and Dutch descent is responsible for her beautiful exotic looksRachel Roy photoshootDoting mother: Roy is mother to two daughters – Ava and Tallulah with record producer Damon DashRachel Roy and daughters Ava and TallulahLike mother, like daughter: Rachel and her oldest daughter Ava not only wear matching coats but lookalikeRachel Roy and daughter AvaA mother’s kiss: Rachel kisses her oldest daughter on her 14th birthdayRachel Roy and daughter Ava 2

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s daughter Harlow celebrates 5th birthday!

It’s not everyday a girl gets to celebrate her 5th birthday. Nicole Richie‘s daughter with husband Joel Madden turned 5 on Friday, January 11, 2013. When Nicole and Joel first got together in 2006 it seemed that their combined love for partying was the reason for their union. Fast forward six years later and Nicole Richie, 31, and husband Joel Madden, 33, are the proud parents of a little boy and girl.

The proud parents had a few things to share about their princess:

“Getting ready for my princess’s 5th birthday tomorrow God is Good We are Healthy and Happy.” papa Joel tweeted about his daughter’s birthday.

When Harlow was born, Joel tweeted:

“Well I am finally home with my beautiful girlfriend and our brand new little daughter. Harlow Winter Kate Madden was born on January 11th 2008 at 3:13 pm. She weighed in at 6 pounds and 7 ounces. She is 19 inches long and growing everyday already! We are so blessed to have this beautiful little baby in our lives. I want to thank everyone for all the love and kind words they’ve sent our way.”

“She looks so much like her mom it’s crazy! She eats like a little maniac and she’s really sweet. She barely ever cries, even when daddy is changing her diaper, and believe me I suck when it comes to diapers, but I’m learning! I can’t wait to show off some pictures — until then, THANKS!!and GOD BLESS…Joel”Good Charlotte vocalist Joel on his new baby girl.

“She picks her own clothes. It’s a 20-minute thing – it begins at 7.30 each morning – but it is what it is and it’s fine.” – Nicole on her daughter’s early fashion sense.

Birthday girl: 5 year-old Harlow Madden is Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s first child. She as a younger brotherHarlow Madden and dad Joel MaddenQuality time: The Madden brood enjoy a family Disney dayMr and Mrs: Reluctant bride Nicole Richie with husband Joel Madden and their children Harlow and Sparrow in October Time to party: Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden in Sydney to celebrate the launch of The Australia live showsTime to party: Nicole Richie joined husband Joel Madden in Sydney last night at a party to celebrate next week's launch of The Australia live shows

Kim Kardashian‘s gaping blouse struggles to contain her curves on Paris date with Kanye West…

Leggy: Kim also displayed her legs in a matching white miniskirt She is in the early stages of her pregnancy, thought to be around the three month mark. And it seems that Kim Kardashian‘s blossoming figure is causing havoc on her designer wardrobe. The 32-year-old reality star stepped out in a pretty ruffled blouse as she and Kanye West went to a meeting at designer Stephane Rolland’s showroom in Paris on Friday.

But the white attire appeared to struggle to contain the reality star’s pregnancy curves, the buttons gaping around Kim’s bust area. Despite her outfit being a little on the small side, Kim otherwise looked chic in her ensemble which also consisted of a matching white miniskirt, a black overcoat and black leather stilettos.

She accessorized with fuzzy mittens and wore her raven hair out in a straight style. Meanwhile, Kanye, who doted over his ladylove, also kept warm in a beige lapel-less overcoat, which he wore over a pair of black pants and a denim shirt. The couple appeared to be a little on the tired side, with pregnant Kim looking especially fatigued. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Busting out: Pregnant Kim Kardashian’s blouse was gaping around the bust area as she stepped out with boyfriend Kanye West in Paris on FridayBusting out: Pregnant Kim Kardashian's blouse was gaping around the bust area as she stepped out with boyfriend Kanye West in Paris on Friday Mind the gaps: The white attire appeared to struggle to contain the reality star’s pregnancy curves, the buttons gaping around Kim’s bust areaMind the gaps: The white attire appeared to struggle to contain the reality star's pregnancy curves, the buttons gaping around Kim's bust area Chic and cute: Despite her outfit being a little on the small side, Kim otherwise looked chic in her ensemble which also consisted of a black overcoat and black leather stilettosChic and cute: Despite her outfit being a little on the small side, Kim otherwise looked chic in her ensemble which also consisted of a black overcoat and black leather stilettos Feeling sleepy? The pair appeared to be a little on the tired side, with pregnant Kim looking especially fatiguedFeeling sleepy? The pair appeared to be a little on the tired side, with pregnant Kim looking especially fatigued Business affairs: The pair were heading to a meeting at designer Stephane Rolland’s showroomBusiness affairs: The pair were heading to a meeting at designer Stephane Rolland's showroomEdgy: Meanwhile, Kanye also kept warm in a beige lapel-less overcoat, which he wore over a pair of black pants and a denim shirtEdgy: Meanwhile, Kanye also kept warm in a beige lapel-less overcoat, which he wore over a pair of black trousers and a denim shirt Follow the leader: Kim tailed after Kim as they earlier headed to the Balenciaga storeShoe and handbag heaven: Kim made a beeline straight for the shoes as they headed inside the storeShoe and handbag heaven: Kim made a beeline straight for the shoes as they headed inside the store Talking shop: Kim watched and listened on as Kanye talked to the shop assistantTalking shop: Kim watched and listened on as Kanye talked to the shop assistant First baby: Kim is reported to be around the three month mark in her pregnancyFirst baby: Kim is reported to be around the three month mark in her pregnancy Check you out: Kim marvelled over her boyfriend as they shopped in the high-end boutiqueCheck you out: Kim marvelled over her boyfriend as they shopped in the high-end boutique

Show Review: T by Alexander Wang pre-Fall 2013…

Alexander Wang is gearing up for his debut at Balenciaga, but still churning out collections for his own lines: no easy feat. His T label has come a long way from its inception: at first just a line of t-shirts and basics and now more of its own entity.

On display for the brand’s latest pre-Fall 2013 designs are lots of leather, minimalist silhouettes, and menswear-inspired tailoring. Visit FashionBombDaily to view the full 2013 collection…

No prenup for Janet Jackson as boyfriend Wissam Al Mana prepare to tie the knot!

MICHAEL JACKSON’S sister Janet did not put off her New Year’s Eve wedding because of cold feet but because of cold cash, a friend has revealed. The singer was due to marry Arab ­multi-billionaire Wissam Al Mana but their lawyers could not organise the prenuptial agreement in time.

This is no small matter as twice-­married Janet has amassed a fortune of £93.5million from 10 hit albums and six major tours while Wissam is one of the richest investors in the Middle East where he represents such fashion and style icons as Hermes and Sonia Rykiel. He is also a major shareholder in Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dubai, Doha, Bahrain and Kuwait.

“Janet will be marrying into the sort of wealth not even her brother Michael managed to amass during his lifetime of success,” said her friend. “She’s looking forward to a fairytale life with Wissam.” Visit Express to continue reading…

Janet Jackson become engaged to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana late last yearOn 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 Sardinia

Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa end divorce proceedings and announce reconciliation…

It appears as though the year apart has done the couple a world of good. Just thirteen months after announcing their divorce, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa confirmed on Friday that they have chosen to get back together.

‘We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together,’ read the statement, which Vanessa posted on her Instagram account.

The couple have been starting off the new year on the right foot and have been shamelessly posting photographs – and kind words – of each other on their social media profiles. The Lakers guard only joined Twitter on Jan. 4, but he’s already managed to share an image of his wife sending him a big kiss. Last week the mother-of-two shared her love for her husband on her Instagram, which she launched in December. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

It’s back on: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have announced the couple is back together after splitting for over a yearIt's back on: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have announced the couple is back together after splitting for over a yearThe announcement: Vanessa posted the couple’s statement on InstagramThe announcement: Vanessa posted the couple's statement on InstagramA new leaf: The couple are trying to start the new year on the right foot, as Vanessa wrote on her InstagramA new leaf: The couple are trying to start the new year on the right foot, as Vanessa wrote on her InstagramHot shot: One of Kobe’s first tweets this week was a sexy picture of his wifeHot shot: One of Kobe's first tweets this week was a sexy picture of his wifeCaught on camera: Kobe Bryant was spotted kissing his estranged wife Vanessa Bryant after his team the LA Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks at the Staples Centre last nightCaught on camera: Kobe Bryant was spotted kissing his estranged wife Vanessa Bryant after his team the LA Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks at the Staples Centre last night

Sofia Vergara shares flashback snaps from her early days as a model in Colombia…and she was a blond!

Sofia Vergara shared some memories of her days with sunny blonde hair on her Twitter account on Friday as she gears up for shooting a new season of her hit comedy Modern Family. The curvy Colombian beauty dug as far back as her childhood, starting her trip through memory lane with a picture captioned:

‘Haja me in Barranquilla during carnaval.’

In the shot, Sofia appears as a young girl cradling a baby with shoulder length blonde hair and fringe across her forehead while wearing a sailor outfit and bright red lipstick. The 40-year-old showed that she kept her fair hair through adulthood, posting a picture of herself on the beach in Colombia with an uncle.

‘Times fly!’ she wrote.

She also shared two pictures from her modelling days on the cover of Blush magazine and another in a Spanish language advertisement for dandruff shampoo. And on Friday, Sofia proved that blondes to have more fun with a throwback image of herself with straight long blonde hair in a lacy black bra and underwear on a Colombian beach. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Blonde beauty: Sofia Vergara tweeted a series of old pictures of herself on Friday — as a stunning blondeBlonde beauty: Sofia Vergara tweeted a series of old pictures of herself on Friday -- as a stunning blondeRuns in the family: The 40-year-old shared a picture of herself and uncleRuns in the family: The 40-year-old shared a picture of herself and uncleFair haired child: The Colombian-born actress showed off her younger years when she wore her hair short with fringeFair haired child: The Colombian-born actress showed off her younger years when she wore her hair short with fringeWork it: Sofia worked as a successful model back home in Colombia before crossing over in the U.S.Work it: Sofia worked as a successful model back home in Colombia before crossing over in the U.S.Great hair: Her blonde locks were even highlighted in shampoo adsGreat hair: Her blonde locks were even highlighted in shampoo addsBack to work: After vacationing in Miami, Sofia is already back on the set of Modern FamilyBack to work: After vacationing in Miami, Sofia is already back on the set of Modern FamilyA lighter shade: She’s now sporting honey brown colored hairA lighter shade: She's now sporting honey brown coloured hair

Kardashian sisters are sued for ‘stealing name’ of $6m cosmetics line from make-up artist…

It looked like they were onto yet another money-spinning winner when they launched their own cosmetics line. But it looks like the Kardashian Klan could be left with an expensive legal bill after they were sued for allegedly stealing the name for Khroma Beauty, for which they are guaranteed to make up to $6.2 million.

Make-up artist Lee Tillett is seeking $10m in damages from the sisters and Boldface Group Inc, which markets their line. She claims it infringes on her Kroma Make-up line, which she founded back in 2004.

Florida native Miss Tillett told the Orlando Sentinel: ‘I developed the Kroma line myself, built my business through my own hard work, and took the legal steps necessary to protect it.  ‘And yet I have now been forced into legal battle with the Kardashians simply because they have decided to take something that doesn’t belong to them.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Not as smart as she thinks? Kim Kardashian ‘came up’ with the name Khroma line but is now being suedNot as smart as she thinks? Kim Kardashian 'came up' with the name of the Khroma line but is now being suedTriple threat: Each of the sisters has products in the line and they are all being suedTriple threat: Each of the sisters has products in the line and they are all being sued Friends in high places: Lee Tillett with Days of Our Lives star Deidre Hall at the Emmy AwardsFriends in high places: Lee Tillett with Days of Our Lives star Deidre Hall at the Emmy Awards

2013 BRIT Awards: Emeli Sandé leads with four nominations…

Crack open the bubbly: Paloma Faith and Rita Ora were ready to celebrate in champagne-coloured gowns at the Brit Awards 2013 nominations launch at the Savoy Hotel Emeli Sandé leads the 2013 Brit Awards nominations with four nominations in three categories. The 25-year-old singer, who won the Critics choice award just last year, is in the running for Best Female, Best Album and has two tracks in the Best Single category.

Speaking at the launch on Thursday night Emeli told MailOnline: ‘So many things happened this year but the Olympics were amazing and the album being a best seller was obviously great. But getting married was my personal highlight.’

Mumford & Sons and Alt-J received three nominations each with Muse, Plan B, Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Coldplay, and Olly Murs all up for two awards. Paloma Faith and Rita Ora, who also received two nominations appeared to be celebrating with their dress sense and the pair were both seen wearing champagne-colored gowns at the launch of the nominations held at the Savoy hotel on Thursday night. Paloma, 27, wore a figure-caressing backless satin dress by Vivienne Westwood, with a feathered headpiece ensuring she made a dramatic entrance at the event. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The best of British: Emeli Sandé leads the stars with four Brit Award nominationsThe best of British: Emeli Sandé leads the stars with four Brit Award nominations Four nominations: Emeli Sande beamed at the event, after learning she had scooped four nominations in three categoriesFour nods: Emeli Sande beamed at the event, after learning she had scooped four nominations in three categories Backing British fashion: Paloma looked stunning in the Vivienne Westwood gown, which she teamed with a feathered headpieceBacking British fashion: Paloma looked stunning in the Vivienne Westwood gown, which she teamed with a feathered headpiece Leather lovely: Delilah opted for a fierce long-sleeved leather dress and a pair of unusual shoesLeather lovely: Delilah opted for a fierce long-sleeved leather dress and a pair of unusual shoes Young gun: Tom Odell is the winner of the critics choice awardYoung gun: Tom Odell is the winner of the critics choice award

Jamie Foxx shows off his impeccable manners as he bows to Kerry Washington at Django Unchained in Berlin, Germany…

Skin-baring: The star wore a floor-length gown with a bodice incorporated, seen right at the Rome premiere on FridayHe is currently busy on a promotional tour for Django Unchained but Jamie Foxx isn’t too busy to forget his manners. The 45-year-old actor was seen bowing to his co-star Kerry Washington in a gentlemanly fashion at a photo call for the film in Berlin.

Jamie’s efforts appeared to be appreciated by the 35-year-old actress who smiled in delight at his antics. Kerry was dressed in a cream shift dress with a square chequered pattern and white accessories. The star teamed the dress with a pair of pointed white heels by Christian Louboutin and a chunky headband with bow embellishment.

Jamie wore a pair of dark jeans a checked shirt and a navy knit cardigan with a pair of oxford shoes. On Monday Kerry had dazzled in a a ROCHAS blue chrysanthemum floral silk strapless gown from the Spring-Summer 2013 collection.

The elegant star helped accentuate her tiny frame as she donned her black hair up in a high twisted bun, allowing her décolletage to be on full view. Kerry’s make-up was subtly applied with just pink lip stick, blusher and slick of dark eyeliner so her large jewel-encrusted earrings stood out next to her face. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

What a gentleman: Jamie Foxx shows off his good manners as he bows to co-star Kerry Washington at a photocall for Django Unchained in BerlinWhat a gentleman: Jamie Foxx shows off his good manners as he bows to co-star Kerry Washington at a photocall for Django Unchained in Berlin Shift-y: The 35-year-old actress wore a cream shift dress with a white checked square pattern and a pair of white stilettosShift-y: The 35-year-old actress wore a cream shift dress with a white checked square pattern and a pair of white stilettos Red carpet star: American actress Kerry Washington looked great at the Paris premiere of the movie Django UnchainedRed carpet star: American actress Kerry Washington looked great at the Paris premiere of the movie Django UnchainedPersonal touch: Kerry took her own snaps with her mobile phonePersonal touch: Kerry took her own snaps with her mobile phone Close colleagues: She was joined by Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz at Le Grand RexClose colleagues: She was joined by Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz at Le Grand RexElegant: Kerry wore her tresses in a twisted bunElegant: Kerry wore her tresses in a twisted bunMeet and greet: Shew signed autographs for fans as she wore a black coatMeet and greet: Shew signed autographs for fans as she wore a black coatMastermind: Tarantino directed the American slavery movieMastermind: Tarantino directed the American slavery movieMain man: Foxx stars as the protagonist in the flickMain man: Foxx stars as the protagonist in the flickFamous in France: Actors Denis Menochet and Melanie Laurent were guests at the eventFamous in France: Actors Denis Menochet and Melanie Laurent were guests at the eventHitting UK screens soon: Jackson and Washington in Django UnchainedHitting UK screens soon: Jackson and Washington in Django Unchained

Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx stand out at Django Unchained London premiere…

Leggy lady: Ashley Roberts looked sensational in a super short silver dress Earlier in the day it was revealed that the film had been included in the Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Kerry Washington decided to dress for an awards ceremony at the premiere of Django Unchained in London on Thursday night.

The 35-year-old actress wore a dramatic white ball gown for the event and the ensemble boasted a large print of a horse across the skirt. Kerry teamed the puffball dress with dark berry lips and her hair in curls around her face. The actress wasn’t the only one to dress up for the screening, her co-star Jamie Foxx was also looking to attract attention.

The 45-year-old actor had donned a bright purple suit and an aqua colored shirt for the screening at the The Empire cinema in Leicester Square. Veteran actor Samuel L Jackson, 64, wore a grey jacket and black pants. Hundreds of fans flocked to London’s Leicester Square tonight for the UK premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s film. Held back by barriers, crowds of fans jostled to catch a glimpse of the stars of the hotly anticipated Tarantino western, released last year in the United States to critical acclaim. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

She’s not horsing around: Kerry Washington wowed at the Django Unchained premiere in London on Thursday night in a dramatic dress with an equestrian themeShe's not horsing around: Kerry Washington wowed at the Django Unchained premiere in London on Thursday night in a dramatic dress with an equestrian themeGroup shot: Kerry was joined by her co-stars Samuel L Jackson and Jamie Foxx on the red carpet at the premiere at The Empire Leicester SquareGroup shot: Kerry was joined by her co-stars Samuel L Jackson and Jamie Foxx on the red carpet at the premiere at The Empire Leicester SquarePurple haze: Jamie wasn’t going to go unnoticed in a bright suit and an even bolder shirt for the occasionPurple haze: Jamie wasn't going to go unnoticed in a bright suit and an even bolder shirt for the occasion Tipped for an Oscar: Jamie posed with co-star Christoph Waltz, who has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting ActorTipped for an Oscar: Jamie posed with co-star Christoph Waltz, who has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Cult hero: Quentin Tarantino was in high demand on the red carpet and fans queued to catch a glimpse of the directorCult hero: Quentin Tarantino was in high demand on the red carpet and fans queued to catch a glimpse of the director Little and large: Hugo Taylor towered above his girlfriend Natalie JoelLittle and large: Hugo Taylor towered above his girlfriend Natalie Joel Hard hitting: Foxx stars as slave Django Freeman, who fights for his freedom and to also be reunited with his wife Broomhilda (Kerry)Hard hitting: Foxx stars as slave Django Freeman, who fights for his freedom and to also be reunited with his wife Broomhilda (Kerry)

Ryan Gosling and mother Donna Gosling shine at ‘Gangster Squad’ movie premiere…

He may be dating Eva Mendes, but on Monday night Ryan Gosling‘s mother Donna and his co-star Emma Stone were his two leading ladies. The Hollywood heartthrob was joined by both women at the premiere of Gangster Squad at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Despite currently being in a relationship with Mendes, the hunky 32-year-old, who plays LAPD officer Jerry Wooters in the film, took his proud mother along as his date for the big event. Looking extremely dapper in a brown three-piece suit, white shirt, black tie and a pair of studded dress shoes, the Notebook star had his female fans falling even more in love with him as he doted over the Gosling matriarch.

“My mother’s wearing all my girlfriend’s clothes,” Gosling confirmed to E! News of his mom’s ruched dress, paisley trench and statement necklace. “I’m wearing Eva Mendes,” Donna reiterated, adding, “She let me raid her closet.”

Upon close inspection, we can totally see Mendes’s influence in Donna’s outfit. Donna, a high school teacher, looked elegant in a ruched black dress worn under a gold floral-printed coat and accessorized with towering black heels and a vintage embellished bag. Ryan and his mother are notorious close. After his parents divorced as a child, the handsome star and his sister Mandi went to live with her. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the trailers for ‘Gangster Squad’ below (trailers contains scenes of an adult nature):

Leading lady: Male lead Ryan Gosling brought his mother Donna along as his date and the pair cuddled up on the red-carpet togetherLeading lady: Male lead Ryan Gosling brought his mother Donna along as his date and the pair cuddled up on the red-carpet together Ravishing in red: Emma Stone looked sensational in a scarlet strapless dress at the premiere of Gangster Squad at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday nightRavishing in red: Emma Stone looked sensational in a scarlet strapless dress at the premiere of Gangster Squad at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday night All eyes on Emma: The crowd and photographers went wild for the blonde-haired star as she graced the carpetAll eyes on Emma: The crowd and photographers went wild for the blonde haired star as she graced the carpetBold: The 24-year-old certainly knows how to make an entranceBold: The 24-year-old certainly knows how to make an entrance Flawless: Emma wore her blonde locks in a sleek straight style and accentuated her green eyes with smoky eye make-upFlawless: Emma wore her blonde locks in a sleek straight style and accentuated her green eyes with smoky eye make-upHeartthrob: Female fans clamoured to get an autograph from hunky RyanHeartthrob: Female fans clamoured to get an autograph from hunky Ryan Putting his troubles behind him: Josh Brolin tried to put his recent arrest for public intoxication behind him and posed with casually dressed co-star Sean PennPutting his troubles behind him: Josh Brolin tried to put his recent arrest for public intoxication behind him and posed with casually dressed co-star Sean Penn Slimline: Giovanni Ribisi played it safe in a black slimline suit, pale grey shirt and skinny tieSlimline: Giovanni Ribisi played it safe in a black slimline suit, pale grey shirt and skinny tie Ready for bed? Trying to steal the show from all of his younger counterparts was Nick Nolte, who arrived at the premiere wearing a yellow dressing gown over his baggy grey pants and black shirtReady for bed? Trying to steal the show from all of his younger counterparts was Nick Nolte, who arrived at the premiere wearing a yellow dressing gown over his baggy grey trousers and black shirt Check mate: Co-star Anthony Mackie was handsome in his grey checked three-piece suitCheck mate: Co-star Anthony Mackie was handsome in his grey checked three-piece suit Rock & Roll: Russell Brand brought his usual rock and roll edge to the red-carpet, but spruced up his often raggedy look with a black tuxedo jacket, open-neck white shirt and skull printed silk scarfRock & Roll: Russell Brand brought his usual rock and roll edge to the red-carpet, but spruced up his often raggedy look with a black tuxedo jacket, open-neck white shirt and skull printed silk scarf Cast shot: Cast members Robert Patrick, Gosling, Mackie, Stone, Penn, Brolin, Enos, Pena and Ribisi all pose for a happy snapCast shot: Cast members Robert Patrick, Gosling, Mackie, Stone, Penn, Brolin, Enos, Pena and Ribisi all pose for a happy snapReunited: Ryan and Emma, who starred as lovers in last year’s Crazy, Stupid, Love, are reunited in Gangster Squad playing LAPD officer Jerry Wooters and gangster’s moll Grace FaradayReunited: Ryan and Emma, who starred as lovers in last year's Crazy, Stupid, Love, are reunited in Gangster Squad playing LAPD officer Jerry Wooters and gangster's moll Grace FaradayRuthless: The film is centred around ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Penn), who runs the town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and –if he has his way – every wire bet placed west of ChicagoRuthless: The film is centred around ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Penn), who runs the town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and ¿if he has his way - every wire bet placed west of Chicago

Oscar 2013 nominations: Lincoln leads with 12 nominations…

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Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis (9), is the youngest actress to be nominated

Daniel Day-Lewis looks set for Oscar success after being nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Lincoln. A win would make it a hat-trick of best actor Oscar wins for the British-born star, who has already taken home Oscars for My Left Foot in 1989 and There Will Be Blood in 2007.

But the actor will face strong competition from Denzel Washington for Flight, Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables, Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook and Joaquin Phoenix for The Master. On the female front, Naomi Watts is up for The Impossible – the only British-born actress in this category – Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, Emmanuelle Riva for Amour and Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

British actors didn’t get a look in in either of the supporting acting categories – while Judi Dench had been tipped for a nomination for Skyfall and Maggie Smith for Quartet, neither appeared as the nominations were announced.
Instead, Sally Field has been nominated for her role in Lincoln, but is up against Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables, Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook, Helen Hunt for The Sessions and Amy Adams for The Master. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Set for success: Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for an Oscar for his role in LincolnSet for success: Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for an Oscar for his role in LincolnBreaking the news: Seth Macfarlane and Emma Stone announced the news in Los Angeles on Thursday morningBreaking the news: Seth Macfarlane and Emma Stone announced the news in Los Angeles on Thursday morningOn screen chemistry: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have both been nominated for their roles in Silver Linings PlaybookOn screen chemistry: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have both been nominated for their roles in Silver Linings PlaybookTragic story: Naomi Watts was nominated for her role in The ImpossibleTragic story: Naomi Watts was nominated for her role in The ImpossibleSure to be a good awards season: Jessica Chastain is nominated for her role in Zero Dark ThirtySure to be a good awards season: Jessica Chastain is nominated for her role in Zero Dark ThirtyDressed to impress: Emma looked cute in a white dress with black belt, while Oscar host Seth opted for a grey suit and blue shirtDressed to impress: Emma looked cute in a white dress with black belt, while Oscar host Seth opted for a grey suit and blue shirtIt bodes well! Macfarlane was hilarious during the nominations, boding well for when he hosts the OscarsIt bodes well! Macfarlane was hilarious during the nominations, boding well for when he hosts the Oscars

Multiracial Parenting Advice: My Biracial Granddaughter Looks Like A White Girl!

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Hi there, 

My son’s girlfriend is white and my son black. They have a mixed race daughter that looks really white and even has blond hair. 

When she was born I convinced my son to have a DNA test to find out if she was really his since she didn’t look anything like him. I was shocked to find out she is but I still have a slight issue with her looks. I can’t take her anywhere without people staring at us. One time someone asked if I was her nanny and I snapped back and said: ‘She’s my granddaughter’. 

Why do some mixed kids look so white?

Hi there grandma!

I’m glad you are honest with your feelings and concerns. Skin pigmentation in humans evolves to primarily regulate the amount of ultraviolet radiation penetrating the skin, controlling its biochemical effects. But not to bore you with any scientific/biological explanation, I’ll try to explain it the best way possible.

Our skin colors are determined by the amount of Melanin (or the lack thereof)  in our bodies. When two people of different races come together to reproduce (have a baby), that child can inherit more or less of one parent’s genetic marker, like in the case of your granddaughter (who has predominantly inherited her mother’s genetic marker).

However, I also want to remind you that the majority of African-Americans have Caucasian or Native American ancestry in their lineage, and since certain genetic traits skip a generation or two, it’s possible that she inherited some of your family’s Caucasian genetic marker too. Which brings me to the question: do you have any Caucasian ancestors?

There’s no need to be ashamed of your granddaughter or be upset about her skintone. You’ll only make it difficult for her growing up. Embrace the change in your family and be proud. Be happy you have a healthy granddaughter! It could always be worse!!!

Read our article on people from a Multi-generational Multi-racially Mixed (MGM-Mixed) lineage. It will open your eyes to some facts you probably never considered before.

Good luck with everything!

INTERESTING FACT: According to classical scholar Frank Snowden, skin color did not determine social status in ancient EgyptGreece or Rome. Relations between the major power and the subordinate state was viewed as more significant in a person’s status than was their skin color.

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Interracial Relationship Advice: I Think My Fiance’s Cheating On Me…

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My boyfriend of 3 years proposed to me two months ago and I’m over the moon with joy. I was beginning to think he would never propose. I’m white and he’s mixed Puerto Rican and Dominican.

While I’m happy, I think he’s cheating on me. Before you tell me I’m jumping into conclusion, let me explain why:

  1. He’s been traveling a lot for work lately except I just found out from one of his co-workers that they never asked him to go out of town for work.
  2. He’s been getting a lot of phone calls at odd times of the day and he’ll leave the room to answer the call.
  3. He also tells me he’s really tired when we go to bed at night which means no sex.

What should I do? I love him a lot and don’t want to lose him.

Hi there,

From what I’m able to make out of your situation, it seems you pressured him into proposing to you. He’s obviously lying about something or trying to cover something up. I would ask him what’s going on before making any decisions or jumping or concluding.

If he is able to be forthright with you and reveals he’s cheating, the decision to move on and call off the engagement or work it out with him, lies solely on whether you can handle him being unfaithful again in the future. A selfish man rarely ever changes and the fact he’s denying you sex means he cares less about your feelings. I’m not sure I would want to be with a man like that.

In any event, I advice you re-evaluate the relationship or at least try counseling to see if the situation can be repaired.

Good luck!

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Weekly News 01/05/2013: Politics, Entertainment, Fashion, Celebrity and more…

Senate APPROVES fiscal cliff deal after White House and Republicans strike agreement!!!

Final chance:The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of a deal to keep the nation from falling over the fiscal cliff, with only the Republican-controlled House left to vote on the package.

The vote came about five hours after the White House and congressional Republicans struck a deal. The vote was an overwhelming 89-8 and came well after midnight on New Year’s Day.

A House vote is expected before Wednesday.

The White House-backed legislation would prevent middle-class taxes from rising, and raise rates on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples. It also blocks spending cuts for two months, extends unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless, prevents a 27 per cent cut in fees for doctors who treat Medicare patients and prevents a spike in milk prices. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Jubilant: Vice President Joe Biden gives two thumbs up following a Senate Democratic caucus meeting about the fiscal cliffJubilant: Vice President Joe Biden gives two thumbs up following a Senate Democratic caucus meeting about the fiscal cliffDone deal? News of a fiscal cliff agreement came hours after President Obama said that the deal was ‘within sight, but it’s not done yet’Done deal? News of a fiscal cliff agreement came hours after President Obama said that the deal was 'within sight, but it's not done yet'Arrival: Vice President Joe Biden, center, with Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, head to a Senate Democratic caucus meeting about the fiscal cliff, shortly after the deal was announcedArrival: Vice President Joe Biden, center, with Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, head to a Senate Democratic caucus meeting about the fiscal cliff, shortly after the deal was announcedLast ditch: US Senate Minority from Kentucky Mitch McConnell, center, arrives on Capitol Hill on the last day of talks to avert the so-called fiscal cliff todayLast ditch: US Senate Minority from Kentucky Mitch McConnell, centre, arrives on Capitol Hill on the last day of talks to avert the so-called fiscal cliff todayTalks: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, right, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington as fiscal cliff negotiations continuedTalks: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, right, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington as fiscal cliff negotiations continuedU.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the fiscal cliff at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House ThursdayU.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the fiscal cliff at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House this evening

Obama blames GOP opposition to tax hikes for rich for blocking fiscal cliff deal…

Speaker of the House John Boehner, (left) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (right with the president) must compromise together along with President Obama on the looming 'fiscal cliff'President Barack Obama blasted Republican leaders Sunday for failing to rescue the economy from the looming fiscal cliff by fighting on tax increases for the wealthy and avoiding any meaningful resolutions.

In an interview on NBC’sMeet the Press‘ Sunday, the president slammed congressional Republicans for waiting out the clock as the nation edges closer to the so-called fiscal cliff.

‘We’ve been talking to Republicans but they have a hard time saying ‘yes,’ Obama said Sunday. ‘They say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they’re behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected,’ Obama said Sunday. ‘That seems to be their only overriding, unifying theme.’

President Barack Obama says he has reached out and attempted to negotiate with Republicans, but all efforts to end solve the issue has been blocked. He also added that he has met Republicans more than halfway on their demands, citing that he reduced his initial demand for revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.2 trillion, agreed to entitlement reforms, and has already passed spending cuts such as the $1 trillion as part of the Budget Control Act in 2011. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

President Barack Obama blasted Republican leaders Sunday for failing to rescue the economy from the looming fiscal cliff by fighting on tax increases for the wealthy and avoiding any meaningful resolutionsn‘We’ve been talking to Republicans but they have a hard time saying ‘yes,’ Obama said SundaynU.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the fiscal cliff at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House ThursdayU.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the fiscal cliff at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House this evening President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington

‘That was the worst day of my presidency': Obama opens up on ‘Meet the Press’ about his ‘Lincoln moment’…

Obama referenced an iconic Oval Office predecessor who also confronted entrenched and accepted traditions that many felt had to change in the interest of the public goodPresident Obama opened his heart about the Newtown shooting massacre today, candidly telling NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ during a televised morning interview that the tragedy represented the, ‘worst day of my presidency.’

‘The question (sic) becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then drifts away,’ the president told host, David Gregory. ‘It certainly won’t feel like that to me.’

‘This is something that, you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. And it’s not something that I want to see repeated.’

Obama book ended his revelation with vows to put his ‘full weight’ behind the push for new gun control legislation aimed at avoiding another massacre of the like that robbed 20 first graders’ – and six adults – of the their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch the President talk gun control in the video clip below:

President Obama appeared on ‘Meet the Press’ this morning to discuss his plans for gun control across the United States in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacrePresident Obama appeared on 'Meet the Press' this morning to discuss his plans for gun control across the United States in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacreEager to buy: After the Sandy Hook massacre, sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 assault rifle (pictured) rocketedEager to buy: After the Sandy Hook massacre, sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 assault rifle (pictured) rocketedGun frenzy: People crowd the RK Gun Show in the Smokies in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, December 28, 2012. Sales of high-capacity bullet magazines have also risenGun frenzy: People crowd the RK Gun Show in the Smokies in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, December 28, 2012. Sales of high-capacity bullet magazines have also risenTragic: Traumatized students were seen being led out of the school crying and holding hands after the massacreTragic: Traumatized students were seen being led out of the school crying and holding hands after the massacre

Style guru Kimora Lee Simmons has a ball showing off her beach body in St Barts

Cheeky girl: Kimora wore a mismatching bikini, that appeared to be ill-fittingShe can afford to enjoy herself as a fashion designer and former wife of a hip-hop mogul. So it is little wonder Kimora Lee Simmons was in such a good mood as she showed off her bikini body in the Caribbean on Friday.

The style guru looked like she was having a ball with a friend in the glorious locale of St Barts.The 37-year-old larked around in a tiny two piece.

And while they were not an exact match, a knotted piece of cloth provided unity between her grey patterned bottoms and black top. Kimora was only 23 when she married Russell Simmons on St Barts.

And 14 years later she returned to the picturesque island with her three children in tow for a very sandy Christmas vacation. But the six-foot beauty happily shared several candid snaps online from her family holiday getaway, including a shot of her baby boy Kenzo seated at a restaurant table.

The Simmons-Hounsou clan took a posh private jet earlier this week to the tropical island, despite decorating the family Christmas tree earlier in the month. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Belly laughs: Kimora Lee Simmons could not stop smiling as she enjoyed a day on the beach in St Barts on FridayBelly laughs: Kimora Lee Simmons could not stop smiling as she enjoyed a day on the beach in St Barts on FridayDressed for the occasion: The former model wore an appropriately skimpy ensemble for her visit to the sandsDressed for the occasion: The former model wore an appropriately skimpy ensemble for her visit to the sandsIn the pink: She had also brought along a pink garment but seemed to be only using it as an accessoryIn the pink: She had also brought along a pink garment but seemed to be only using it as an accessoryMaking her point: Kimora gestured as she walked along with her female companionMaking her point: Kimora gestured as she walked along with her female companionAngle proof: Kimora proved she works hard on her physiqueAngle proof: Kimora proved she works hard on her physiqueTouche: The ladies enjoyed more laughs as they strolled alongTouche: The ladies enjoyed more laughs as they strolled along

Halle Berry scoops up her sleepy daughter Nahla after Parisian holiday with Olivier Martinez

Missed you! Halle leaned her cheek against Nahla's forehead as they made their way through the airportShe spent Christmas in Paris with her fiancee, Olivier Martinez. But Halle Berry was undoubtedly missing her little girl, Nahla, during the lovers’ getaway.

The 46-year-old actress scooped up her sleepy four-year-old daughter and carried the youngster on her hip as they made their way through a New York City airport after a joyous reunion on Friday.

Halle looked tired after a long-haul flight herself, although her complexion was flawless even without a scrap of make-up. The actress dressed down in tight leather pants, a black sweater, grey scarf and black coat, while Nahla was dressed adorably in head-to-toe pink and orange striped pants.

The curly-haired daughter of Halle and ex-partner Gabriel Aubry sweetly leaned her head on her mother’s shoulder, while the actress leaned her cheek against her little girl’s forehead and walked through JFK airport. Noticeably absent was Halle’s fiance, French actor Olivier. Visit DailyMail to continue reading.,.

Fast asleep: Halle Berry reunites with her daughter Nahla after spending Christmas apart as they arrive at JFK airport in New York City on FridayFast asleep: Halle Berry reunites with her daughter Nahla after spending Christmas apart as they arrive at JFK airport in New York City on FridayPretty in pink: Nahla was dressed adorably in head-to-toe pinkPretty in pink: Nahla was dressed adorably in head-to-toe pinkMiserable: 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 Home in L.A.: Nahla held her dad, Gabriel Aubry’s hand, as they walked around The Grove in Los Angeles back in MarchHome in L.A.: Nahla held her dad, Gabriel Aubry's hand, as they walked around The Grove in Los Angeles back in March

Brad and Angelina Jolie ‘bring 12 nannies’ to look after their six children during Caribbean getaway…

They are movie superstars with the bank balances to match. So it will come as little surprise to fans of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie they brought along up to 12 nannies to look after their brood during their festive break in the Caribbean. They reportedly took along a mammoth childcare staff to look after their six children during their visit to the home of designer Donna Karan on Turks and Caicos.

According to the New York Post the pair are living it up along with Brad’s parents Jane and William Pitt, his brother Doug Pitt and sister Julie Neal Pitt, their spouses and their children. The mulitimillion dollar home in elite Parrot Cay is on a white sand beach, and reportedly includes an infinity pool lined with black volcanic stone.

It also features 360-degree views, African and Asian art, an open-air screening room for watching movies and a dining pavilion that was created in Bali. But it seems the family may not be taking care of Maddox, Shiloh, Knox, Vivienne, Pax and Zahara alone. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Keeping her Jolie busy: It is perhaps understandable that Angelina would take advantage of her resources during their holidayKeeping her Jolie busy: It is perhaps understandable that Angelina would take advantage of her resources during their holidayHardly the Pitts: The power couple are putting their feet up at Donna Karan’s palatial Turks and Caicos padHardly the Pitts: The power couple are putting their feet up at Donna Karan's palatial Turks and Caicos padIsland paradise: No wonder the likes of Brangelina, Keith Richards and JJ Abrams are attracted to the placeIsland paradise: No wonder the likes of Brangelina, Keith Richards and JJ Abrams are attracted to the placeJet setters: While his ex Jennifer Aniston is relaxing in Mexico the A-listers are taking a Phileas Fogg style world tourJet setters: While his ex Jennifer Aniston is relaxing in Mexico the A-listers are taking a Phileas Fogg style world tour

Mariah Carey and family land in Australian for Australian tour…

The superstar family is indulging in some time together ahead of the Charmbracelet star’s first tour of Australia in nearly 14 years. They are treating their 20-month-old twins Monroe and Moroccan to a holiday they will never forget before Mariah makes her way around the country.

They flew by private jet from their winter vacation getaway in Aspen, Colorado to sunny Queensland, where they quickly made their way to a luxury yacht anchored along the Great Barrier Reef. They are going to see in the New Year at one of the world’s great wonders, before she stars in the first show of her Australia leg of her tour at the Gold Coast on January 1.

They will then head to Sydney for a concert on January 3 before wrapping things up in Melbourne on January 5. But it is something of a busman’s holiday for broadcaster Nick, as he will be performing DJ sets before each of her performances. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Daddy duty: Nick Cannon held the hand of one of his twins as they arrived in Australia on FridayDaddy duty: Nick Cannon held the hand of one of his twins as they arrived in Australia on FridayAdorable: Nick carefully guided little Monroe over the tarmacAdorable: Nick carefully guided little Monroe over the tarmacHelping hand: The gentle giant cradled his son as he waited around for their transport to arriveHelping hand: The gentle giant cradled his son as he waited around for their transport to arriveDiva on duty: Even Mariah lent a hand as they got ready to embark on a seafaring adventure on a luxury yachtDiva on duty: Even Mariah lent a hand as they got ready to embark on a seafaring adventure on a luxury yachtAll I want for Christmas is more presents: Mariah was obviously enjoying her festive surprise onboardAll I want for Christmas is more presents: Mariah was obviously enjoying her festive surprise onboardDoting dad: Nick scooped up little Moroccan into his arms as the family boarded their private jetDoting dad: Nick scooped up little Moroccan into his arms as the family boarded their private jetDaddy’s little princess: Monroe looked positively adorable in her baby pink ensemble as he helped her onto the planeDaddy's little princess: Monroe looked positively adorable in her baby pink ensemble as he helped her onto the plane

Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah quizzed by customs officials in ‘terror bungle’ at U.S. airport…

Mo Farah does the Mobot with his daughter Rihanna alongside his wife Tania British Olympic hero Mo Farah has revealed how he was quizzed by U.S. border officials on suspicion of being a terrorist. The double gold medal winner, who was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s honors list, said he was hauled before guards while entering the country for a holiday this Christmas.

The 29-year-old runner told The Sun that border guards questioned him because of his ‘Somalia origin’. The athlete even resorted to showing his Olympic medals in an effort to prove who he was.

On a previous visit to the country, Farah revealed that he was asked to leave before receiving a letter explaining that he was ‘under investigation as a terrorist threat’. Farah moved to the UK with his British-born father aged only eight.

 He said that he was taken aside by border guards while visiting Portland, Oregon, with his family on a Christmas break. The athlete said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. Because of my Somali origin I get detained every time I come through U.S. Customs.’ Visit Dailymail to continue reading…

Disbelief: Olympic champion Mo Farah said that he gets detained every time he enters the U.S. because of his ‘Somali origin’Disbelief: Olympic champion Mo Farah said that he gets detained every time he enters the U.S. due to his Somali originProof: Farah said that he was pulled aside by officials while visiting Portland, Oregon, with his family this Christmas. Farah told how he retrieved his gold medals from his luggage to prove who he wasProof: Farah said that he pulled aside by officials while visiting Portland, Oregon with his family this ChristmasAccusations: Farah said he was previously asked to leave the country while training and later received a letter saying he was ‘under investigation as a terror threat’Accusations: Farah said he was previously asked to leave the country while training and later received a letter saying he was under investigation as a 'terror threat'

Heidi Klum and her brood escape the LA rain for a warm Italian breakfast…

She spent Friday with her large family exploring Irvine’s Pretend City Children’s Museum. But Heidi Klum was up early Saturday with her kids exiting a massive black van in the rain for a warm Italian breakfast at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. With her blonde hair still wet, the German 39-year-old bundled up in stylish dark skinny jeans, a long black coat, and fierce Louboutin boots.

Heidi’s seven-year-old son Henry, who’s father is pop singer Seal, displayed his favorite Avengers heroes in a grey hoodie, black track pants, and grey Uggs.
Meanwhile, six-year-old Johan was also in a superhero mood, wearing a grey Batman hooded sweatshirt.

Their eight-year-old sister Leni wore a big orange heart under her grey woolen coat, a feathered pink headband, blue jeans, and brown leather boots.

Perhaps the mother-of-four and her children dined in the eatery’s secluded Butterfly Room, named after a piece from Damien Hirst’s Butterfly series which adorns the south wall.  Not seen exiting the vehicle Saturday was Klum’s bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Martin Kristen and her youngest daughter Lou. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Wakey, wakey: Heidi Klum was up early Saturday with her kids exiting a massive black van in the rain for a warm Italian breakfast at Cecconi’s in West HollywoodWakey, wakey: Heidi Klum was up early Saturday with her kids exiting a massive black van in the rain for a warm Italian breakfast at Cecconi's in West HollywoodSupermodel’s super-kids: Heidi’s seven-year-old son Henry displayed his favorite Avengers heroes in a grey hoodie, while, six-year-old Johan wore a light grey Batman hoodieSupermodel's super-kids: Heidi's seven-year-old son Henry displayed his favourite Avengers heroes in a grey hoodie, while, six-year-old Johan wore a grey Batman hoodieChic mum: With her blonde hair still wet, the German 39-year-old bundled up in stylish dark skinny jeans, a long black coat, and fierce Louboutin bootsChic mum: With her blonde hair still wet, the German 39-year-old bundled up in stylish dark skinny jeans, a long black coat, and fierce Louboutin bootsColorful 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 streaks

Mariah Carey wears impractical formal red gown and sky high heels… for family sailing trip!!!

Mariah Carey wasn’t wearing the most practical outfit. It was slippery sailing for the songstress in her glittering high heels just to cross the plank to the yacht that was taking her, husband Nick Cannon and their 20-month-old twins around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Mariah, who is known for her impractical taste in footwear in spite of the conditions, didn’t disappoint this time either. Not only was the curvy star standing precariously tall in her strappy gold stilettos, but her steps seemed to be hampered by her clingy red gown with knee-high slit.

Mariah wisely took mincing steps and kept her eyes on the ground. The 42-year-old American Idol star held onto the strong arm of a male attendant as she followed Nick, who had his own hands full toting daughter Monroe in his right arm and holding son Moroccan with his left.

Mariah, who wore her superstar dark shades and sparkling earrings, was also momentarily blinded as her gorgeously straight-styled hair got blown by the strong breeze coming off the sea. Nick, of course, would probably never think to suggest his wife wear comfy pants and slip-resistant rubber-soled sneakers.

The America’s Got Talent host, 32, was dressed down in more practical black jeans, two T-shirts and tan boots. The twins were certainly getting an experience to remember as the yacht sailed around the world’s largest coral reefs. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

All aboard! Mariah Carey teeter tottered in strappy gold heels to the yacht for a fun family sailing trip in Queensland, AustraliaAll aboard! Mariah Carey teeter tottered in strappy gold heels to the yacht for a fun family sailing trip in Queensland, AustraliaFamily affair: Mariah and Nick took their 20-month-old twins Monroe and Moroccan around the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the worldFamily affair: Mariah and Nick took their 20-month-old twins Monroe and Moroccan around the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the worldCarried away: Mariah proudly hoisted little Moroccan up in her arms to show him offCarried away: Mariah proudly hoisted little Moroccan up in her arms to show him offReady to go! Moroccan was dressed in oh-so-cute shoes, shorts and lavender shirt for the rideReady to go! Moroccan was dressed in oh-so-cute shoes, shorts and lavender shirt for the rideDaddy’s girl: Nick held onto Monroe, who looked pretty in her white frock and white patent leather shoesDaddy's girl: Nick held onto Monroe, who looked pretty in her white frock and white patent leather shoes

Rochelle Humes tweets a hint of her expectant state in bikini on belated Maldives honeymoon with husband Marvin…

They married over five months ago, but biracial couple Rochelle and Marvin Humes have finally jetted off on honeymoon. The couple, who are expecting their first child, jetted to the Maldives this weekend after spending Christmas at home in England with their families. And The Saturdays singer Rochelle couldn’t wait to show off her tiny bump in a bikini as she soaked up the warm sunshine in the Indian Ocean.

Posting an Instagram photo of her reclining by the sea at her hotel, Rochelle wrote: ‘Bump at sea.’

She also posted photos of the couple’s room and view from their suite. The 23-year-old singer admitted she was finding it difficult refraining some of her favurite food and drink due to her pregnancy: ‘Sushi restaurants are now a VERY different experience for me…non alcoholic Mojito and a cucumber roll haha.’

Meanwhile, her JLS singer husband Marvin also posted a photo of himself enjoying the view, writng: ‘Do you see what I see?’

Marvin admitted on JLS’s joint Twitter page that he was the last of his bandmates to go on holiday.

He wrote: ‘So I’m the last of the 4 of us to go on holiday.. Bring me the sunshine! Lets go! Honeymoon time.’

Maldives is a special place for the couple, who got engaged on one of the islands exactly a year ago. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Bump at sea': Rochelle Humes shows off her tiny bump as she poses in a bikini on honeymoon in the Maldives'Bump at sea': Rochelle Humes shows off her tiny bump as she poses in a bikini on honeymoon in the MaldivesParadise: JLS singer Marvin Humes was also enjoying the stunning viewsParadise: JLS singer Marvin Humes was also enjoying the stunning viewsIdyllic: Marvin makes sure his Twitter followers are jealous with his candid holiday snapsIdyllic: Marvin makes sure his Twitter followers are jealous with his candid holiday snapsRomance: The couple’s bath was decorated with rose petals and ‘Mr/s Humes’Romance: The couple's bath was decorated with rose petals and 'Mr/s Humes'‘What a view to wake up to': The Humes are staying in a water villa'What a view to wake up to': The Humes are staying in a water villa

Alexandra Burke goes out to dinner wearing VERY revealing little black dress

Secret admirer: The singer clutches a single yellow rose as she heads home aloneMost people prefer to wrap up when they step out during the festive period.
But Alexandra Burke clearly isn’t most people, as she wore a plunging little black dress for dinner with friends on Saturday night.

Unfazed by the chilly weather and not worried about blending into the crowd, the former X Factor winner took the opportunity to show off her knockout figure.

Never one to shy away from attention, the 24-year-old ensured that all eyes were on her in the skin-tight black dress, which had a neckline that plunged down to her stomach.

Leaving little to the imagination, the Bad Boys singer didn’t seem bothered by the attention that she got as she left the upmarket Novikov restaurant, chatting to people outside the Mayfair venue.

To make her eye-popping outfit stand out even more, the star added a bright white Chanel handbag on one arm and wore her long, blonde hair poker straight over her shoulders. Keeping the rest of the look simple, Alexandra wore a pair of nude heels and added a thin gold necklace, leaving the focus on the killer dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Attention-grabbing: Alexandra Burke steps out in a plunging black dress on Saturday nightAttention-grabbing: Alexandra Burke steps out in a plunging black dress on Saturday night Revealing: Alexandra leaves little to the imagination in the tiny black dress, making the most of her assetsRevealing: Alexandra leaves little to the imagination in the tiny black dress, making the most of her assetsGreat spirits: The star seems like she had a great night as she grins while hopping into as taxiGreat spirits: The star seems like she had a great night as she grins while hopping into as taxiImmaculate: Alexandra wears her hair poker straight and opts for minimal make-upImmaculate: Alexandra wears her hair poker straight and opts for minimal make-upToothy grin: The singer seems like she had a great night, smiling and chatting to people as she leaves the restaurantToothy grin: The singer seems like she had a great night, smiling and chatting to people as she leaves the restaurantGroup of friends: Alexandra stays close to her friends as she gets some attention outside NovikovGroup of friends: Alexandra stays close to her friends as she gets some attention outside Novikov

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan celebrate first Christmas as married couple with surfing lessons in Hawaii…

Seasoned surfer: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan in Maui enjoying a private surf lessonHe’s built a billion-dollar fortune with Facebook but its not just web surfing that attracts Mark Zuckerberg.

The social network founder, who is celebrating his first Christmas with wife Priscilla Chan after the couple tied the knot on May 19, laughed and joked during private surfing lessons on the island of Maui.

Mrs Zuckerberg looked slim and relaxed in a sporty, red one-piece while her billionaire husband lugged his own surfboard and worked on his tan in a pair of board shorts.

The 28-year-old took time out from his role as chairman and CEO of Facebook to relax with his 27-year-old wife on the Hawaiian island, a popular tourist spot for surfing and windsurfing.

The couple chatted easily with other beach-goers before taking to the waves, where Priscilla proved herself to be an accomplished surfer. The Zuckerbergs married in May with a ceremony in the billionaire’s backyard in Palo Alto, California. It was a joint celebration to mark Chan’s graduation from medical school. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Social networking: The Zuckerbergs, who married in May, chat with fellow surfers on the Hawaiian beachSocial networking: The Zuckerbergs, who married in May, chat with fellow surfers on the Hawaiian beach Down to earth: The couple chat on the beach with fellow surfers after enjoying a dip in the oceanDown to earth: The couple chat on the beach with fellow surfers after enjoying a dip in the oceanCrest of a wave: Priscilla Chan looks accomplished on a surfboard as she takes a break with husband Mark during their first Christmas as a married coupleCrest of a wave: Priscilla Chan looks accomplished on a surfboard as she takes a break with husband Mark during their first Christmas as a married couple Head of the board: Mark Zuckerberg carries his own surfboard as he makes his way to the sea in MauiHead of the board: Mark Zuckerberg carries his own surfboard as he makes his way to the sea in MauiChilled: The Zuckerbergs dress down during their romantic break on the island of MauiChilled: The Zuckerbergs dress down during their romantic break on the island of MauiAloha! Mark Zuckerberg works on his tan in a pair of board shorts during a trip to Hawaii this ChristmasAloha! Mark Zuckerberg works on his tan in a pair of board shorts during a trip to Hawaii this Christmas Low-key couple: Despite their extreme wealth, the Zuckerbergs live quietly in California and enjoy simple holidays togetherLow-key couple: Despite their extreme wealth, the Zuckerbergs live quietly in California and enjoy simple holidays together

Kim Kardashian: ‘It’s true! Kanye and I are expecting a baby… we feel so blessed!’

Kim Kardashian has opened up for the first time about being pregnant – but admitted the happy news is tinged with sadness. The 32-year-old reality star said she and boyfriend Kanye West feel ‘blessed’ but wished that her late father Robert and his late mother Donda were still around to share in their joy. Taking to her blog on Monday, Kim wrote a message titled ‘New Year, New Beginnings’.

She wrote: It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us.

‘Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo’

Kim’s father, powerhouse attorney Robert Kardashian, died in 2003, aged 59, just weeks before Kim’s 23rd birthday, after losing his battle to esophageal cancer. In 2007 Kanye’s mother Donda died aged 58 due to complication from cosmetic surgery.

Kim and Kanye, 35, have admitted in the past that their mutual loss of a parent has been something they have formed a close bond over as their friendship blossomed into romance. The couple’s baby news was first revealed by Kanye onstage during his concert in Atlantic City on Sunday night as Kim watched from the audience.

The rapper said ‘stop the music’, then announced ‘make noise for my baby mama right here,’ with a wide smile. Kanye’s announcement prompted a flurry of excited tweets from the audience. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Kim’s message to fans: The reality TV star posted this note on MondayKim's message to fans: The reality TV star posted this note on Monday Expecting: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the NBA game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Christmas DayExpecting: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the NBA game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Christmas DayBereaved: Kim’s father Robert died in 2003 while Kanye’s mother Donda (pictured in 2006) passed away in 2007Kim and Kanye with parentsIn love: Kayne and Kim attend a red carpet event in OctoberIn love: Kayne and Kim attend a red carpet event in OctoberExciting! Kim’s large family were quick to offer their congratulations to the happy coupleExciting! Kim's large family were quick to offer their congratulations to the happy couple

Is this what baby Kimye will look like? Incredible morphed image reveals Kim and Kanye‘s offspring could be VERY ‘kute’…

Teenage dream: If Kim and Kanye have a son, could this be what he looks like when he grows into a teenager?With her flawless Armenian-American looks and his handsome features and dapper style, there’s no doubt that the offspring of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be both cute and cool.

But not wanting to leave anything to chance, FEMAIL morphed together two photographs of the stars to see just what baby Kimye will look like. Morphing tool MorphThing.com combined two recent photographs of the A-list couple, using technology to predict what the product of the two parents will look like as a baby and again as a teen.

Judging by the results, product of two of the world’s most famous stars will bear an uncanny resemblance to both of its parents – and will be unbearably cute. The morphed images show that the baby is likely to inherit its mothers flawless, tanned skin as well as her plump lips.

And is sure to inherit Kanye’s soft brown eyes and thick, dark eyebrows. In a tongue-in-cheek morph of the couple, another photograph (below right) shows what the teenage version of their child could look like – complete with Kanye’s facial hair and Kim’s feline, brown eyes. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Baby Kimye: Using an online morphing tool, photographs of the A-list couple were merged to create a prediction of what the Kardashian-West baby will look like if it’s a girl (L) or boy (R)What KimYe baby would look like 1Great genes: The unborn child is likely to inherit Kim’s tanned Armenian skin, feline eyes and plump lips Kanye’s handsome features – dark eyebrows and soft brown eyesWhat KimYe baby would look like 2The happy couple: As news of Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy surfaced, everyone is wondering what the new baby will look like and with her beautiful looks and his dapper style, it is sure to be a cute childThe happy couple: As news of Kim Kardashian's pregnancy surfaced, everyone is wondering what the new baby will look like and with her beautiful looks and his dapper style, it is sure to be a cute childSo in love: The pair have been inseparable since they started datingSo in love: The pair have been inseparable since they started dating

Fans tweet support for Khloe Kardashian following Kim‘s pregnancy news…

It’s no secret that she’s been trying to get pregnant ever since tying the knot with husband Lamar Odom. And while she has tweeted her joy over news that sister Kim has fallen pregnant with boyfriend Kanye West’s child, Khloe Kardashian could be forgiven for feeling a little sadness after her own very public struggle to conceive.

While the 28-year-old was ecstatic at the prospect of a new addition to her famous family, many of her fans posted messages sympathetic to the reality star who has been struggling to start a family with her husband of three years.

The reality star, who has spoken publicly about her desire to have a baby and her struggle to fall pregnant, put her own heartbreak aside as she wrote on Twitter: ‘Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Khloe Kardashian seen supporting husband Lamar Odom at the Lakers v the LA Clippers on SundayKhloe Kardashian seen supporting husband Lamar Odom at the Lakers v the LA Clippers on Sunday Hoping for more blessings: Husband Lamar also tweeted his joy over Kim’s pregnancyHoping for more blessings: Husband Lamar also tweeted his joy over Kim's pregnancy Delighted: Khloe is clearly over-the-moon for her sister, but her happiness is tinged with sadness after her own struggleDelighted: Khloe is clearly over-the-moon for her sister, but her happiness is tinged with sadness after her own struggleFacing a struggle: Khloe and Lamar, who married in 2009, have been trying to get pregnantFacing a struggle: Khloe and Lamar, who married in 2009, have been trying to get pregnantSympathy: Fans sent Khloe messages of sympathy on Twitter after the news was announcedSympathy: Fans sent Khloe messages of sympathy on Twitter after the news was announcedOutpour: The star’s fans showed their support for her on the social networking siteOutpour: The star's fans showed their support for her on the social networking siteStill trying: Khloe is happy for her sister but has admitted to having problems when it comes to conceivingStill trying: Khloe is happy for her sister but has admitted to having problems when it comes to conceiving

Heavily pregnant Amber Rose treats herself to pizza as she awaits the arrival of her son…

Feeding the urge: Amber wanted pizza and by heck, she got it Amber Rose has reveled in every stage of her pregnancy, and kept a very public record of her growing belly via Twitter and Instagram.

But the 29-year-old has reached that final uncomfortable (and if truth be told, seemingly interminable) end stage and looks ready to pop. She also looked a little grumpy as she took her bulk for a stroll in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Wiz Khalifa’s partner covered up in a hooded tracksuit dressing that featured matching leggings accessorized with a bright pink snap-back cap that matched her sneakers.  While it wasn’t as put together an outfit as we’re used to seeing her in; the beauty had taken the time to match her lipstick and nails to the fuchsia shade.

She was on a mission to pick up a slice of pizza, as we all know… pregnancy cravings need to be attended to immediately, especially in this fractious late stage. The celebrity couple posted a picture on Instagram showing the rapper stroking the zebra print covered belly of Amber recently. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Ready to pop! Amber Rose stepped out for a slice of pizza in LA on Saturday with her due date fast approachingReady to pop! Amber Rose stepped out for a slice of pizza in LA on Saturday with her due date fast approaching Any day now: Amber is so close to welcoming her little boy, but these last days will feel like they last an eternityAny day now: Amber is so close to welcoming her little boy, but these last days will feel like they last an eternity Green 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

Heidi Klum and bodyguard lover shop for New Year’s Eve with her daughters…

You imagine that Heidi Klum may well be eager to wave goodbye to 2012.
It was the year that saw the German model split from her husband of seven years, Seal.  These last 365 days have also involved the 39-year-old negotiating a new life with bodyguard Martin Kristen and trying to make the transition as seamless as possible for the four children she shares with her British crooner ex.

Kristen, of course, already had a relationship with the children having worked for the family for four years, which must have made the transition more comfortable. And the new family unit are frequently spotted together doing simple things like chores as a team.

On Sunday, there was yet another shopping excursion, this time to garner goodies ahead of New Year’s Eve on Monday. Heidi and Martin were joined by just her girls, Leni and Lou for this jaunt. Leni, eight, looked fetching in turquoise with her jeans tucked into some smart tan boots. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The family that shop together: Heidi Klum and boyfriend Martin Kristen headed out to pick up food together on Sunday with her childrenThe family that shop together: Heidi Klum and boyfriend Martin Kristen headed out to pick up food together on Sunday with her children Healthy eating: Heidi could be seen encouraging Leni to select vegetablesHealthy eating: Heidi could be seen encouraging Leni to select vegetables Supportive: Martin kept a close eye on the girls as they enjoyed their shopSupportive: Martin kept a close eye on the girls as they enjoyed their shop Working as a team: The foursome seemed to have it all under controlWorking as a team: The foursome seemed to have it all under control In charge: Little Lou led the way as her mum and Martin looked over herIn charge: Little Lou led the way as her mum and Martin looked over her Pitching in: The well behaved girls were happy to do their bitPitching in: The well behaved girls were happy to do their bit Tag team: The merry party love to do chores togetherTag team: The merry party love to do chores together

Spotted: Makeup-free Connie Britton and her little traveler Yoby…

Single mother Connie Britton opted for comfort over style as she arrived at the airport to catch a flight with her toddler son. The Nashville star, who plays a glamorous Country singer in the ABC show, was spotted heading through LAX with her adopted son Eyob, who is now 22-months-old.

Connie, 45, carried her little man in a sling and went make-up free for her outing, dressing down in jeans and a woolly blue jumper. She wore her hair scraped back in loose bun, completing her look with spectacles and a smile for the cameras as she stepped out on Friday.

The actress was recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the lead actress in a drama category for her portrayal of Rayna Jaymes in Nashville. Her co-star and on-screen rival Hayden Panettiere was nominated in the supporting actress category. Connie got word of her honor while watching videos on her iPhone with son Eyob, who she affectionately calls Yoby.

She explained to the Los Angeles Times: ‘We were watching videos of him and his little girlfriend and all of a sudden, on top of the screen, popped up an email from my manager. Honey let me check it.’

Speaking of her role she added: ‘I just thought it was a great opportunity to play a very complex powerful woman. And the country music world just seemed like such a fun and exciting world to step into. It’s been a blast.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Visiting family for the New Year: The actress and her adorable son made their way through LAX ahead of the New Year’s rushConnie Britton and son Yoby at LAX NYE 2012 1Are you taking a photo? The actress appeared to be speaking to someone as they unloaded their belongings from their vehicleConnie Britton and son Yoby at LAX NYE 2012 2Making sure they didn’t forget anything: Connie was checking her pockets to make sure she had everything she neededConnie Britton and son Yoby at LAX NYE 2012 4Helping hand: Connie was getting a hand with some of their belongingsConnie Britton and son Yoby at LAX NYE 2012 5Curly-haired: Yoby looked exceptionally cute with his curly hairConnie Britton and son Yoby at LAX NYE 2012 6Center stage: Britton plays a fading Country music singer in Nashville alongside her on-screen rival, played by Hayden Panettiere, with both having just been nominated for Golden GlobesCentre stage: Britton plays a fading Country music singer in Nashville alongside her on-screen rival, played by Hayden Panettiere, with both having just been nominated for Golden Globes

Madonna and kids keeps it cool on family skiing trip…

Fresh faced: She looked exhilarated after her afternoon of action and sportIt was only a year ago that she was seen looking unsteady on her feet as she took to the snow to try out snowboarding for the first time. But fast forward twelve months and it seems Madonna‘s daughter Lourdes is now quite the pro.

The 16-year-old is currently enjoying another skiing holiday with her famous mother in Gstaad, Switzerland. And she’s taken to the extreme sport with ease.

Looking as cool as her surroundings, Lourdes, who turned 16 in October, showed off her skills a she breezed down the mountain. Dressed in an all black ensemble wore her hair in long plaits as she spent the day practicing her snowboarding.

After showing off on the slopes, Lourdes eventually got rid of her board so she could walk around in the snow instead, clutching her mobile as she went for a stroll. And it seems it’s a past time that is more suited to the teenager than it is her pop star mother. The Material Girl was seen having a ski lesson but seemed to struggle as she fell over in the cold snow. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Show off: Madonna’s daughter Lourdes shows off her snowboarding skills as she takes to the slopes in SwitzerlandShow off: Madonna's daughter Lourdes shows off her snowboarding skills as she takes to the slopes in SwitzerlandCool as ice: The 16-year-old is currently in the ski resort seeing in 2013 with her pop star mother and the rest of her familyCool as ice: The 16-year-old is currently in the ski resort seeing in 2013 with her pop star mother and the rest of her familyMuch better: Only a year ago she looked unsteady on her feet on the slopes but now seems confident with her boarding abilityMuch better: Only a year ago she looked unsteady on her feet on the slopes but now seems confident with her boarding abilityFlying high: Lourdes joined her pals on the lift before going down another runFlying high: Lourdes joined her pals on the lift before going down another runAction girl: The teenager wore her hair in plaits a she worked up a sweat on the snowAction girl: The teenager wore her hair in plaits a she worked up a sweat on the snowFamily trip: Lourdes’ sister Mercy was given a ski lesson as she screamed down the mountain in gigglesFamily trip: Lourdes' sister Mercy was given a ski lesson as she screamed down the mountain in gigglesStill learning: The cute youngster stood out in her vibrant skiing outfit over the weekendStill learning: The cute youngster stood out in her vibrant skiing outfit over the weekendStill learning the ropes: Madonna also tried her hand at skiing but didn’t seem to take to it as well as her daughterStill learning the ropes: Madonna also tried her hand at skiing but didn't seem to take to it as well as her daughterOops! Madonna stumbled and fell over after struggling to get to grips with her skisOops! Madonna stumbled and fell over after struggling to get to grips with her skisOh dear: The pop superstar had to be helped after falling in an awkward positionOh dear: The pop superstar had to be helped after falling in an awkward positionJust chilling: Lourdes took her board off ready for some apres ski fun ahead of the New Year celebrationsJust chilling: Lourdes took her board off ready for some apres ski fun ahead of the New Year celebrations

Time-travelling Mariah Carey keeps ahead of the pack as she is among first celebs to ring in 2013 in Australia…

Being a diva, it’s only natural Mariah Carey wants to get in on the act first. And indeed that was the case as the U.S. star saw in 2013 in Australia – one of the first places to have celebrated the New Year due to time difference.

Mariah, who just enjoyed a winter break in Aspen, tweeted a snap of herself with husband Nick Cannon, who had a glass of champagne in hand, with the accompanying tweet: ‘Happy New Year from Australia!!!!’

The American Idol judge was clad in a red dress with a silver headband as she partied away. Carey is believed to have celebrated in Queensland, where she was spotted just days before with Nick and their 20-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.

The foursome enjoyed a trip around the Great Barrier Reef, with Mariah spotted tottering around in high heels as she walked the plank to the yacht. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happy New Year! Mariah Carey tweeted a snap of herself partying in Australia with husband Nick CannonHappy New Year! Mariah Carey tweeted a snap of herself partying in Australia with husband Nick CannonBest wishes: The singer accompanied her picture with a message to her followersBest wishes: The singer accompanied her picture with a message to her followersSpicing thing up: Mel B and family were also in Sydney for the festivitiesSpicing thing up: Mel B and family were also in Sydney for the festivitiesLighting up the sky: Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera HouseLighting up the sky: Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House

Kanye West dotes over beaming ‘baby mama’ Kim Kardashian as pair emerge for first time since pregnancy news…

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West looked like the happiest couple in the world on Monday as they were spotted together for the first time since their baby news. The parents-to-be were spotted at Los Angeles International Airport with their arms wrapped around each other while exchanging affectionate glances.

Pregnant Kim’s mother and manager Kris Jenner – not one to miss out on a media opportunity – followed closely behind. Kim is expected to be joined by Kayne tonight as she hosts a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas – for which she is said to be earning a staggering $300,000.

The reality star – who is around three months pregnant and due at the end of June – won’t take a break as the curvy brunette will ring in the new year at 1 Oak on the Vegas strip, a gig that has been heavily promoted by the Mirage Hotel. Tickets are $125 for women and $150 for men, while it’s $3000 to hire a table. And that is without the cost of any alcohol. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Here come the happy couple: Pregnant Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West had big smiles as they arrived at Los Angeles Airport on MondayHere come the happy couple: Pregnant Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West had big smiles as they arrived at Los Angeles Airport on MondayBaby mama: The couple were joined by Kim’s mother and manager Kris Jenner as they jetted out to Las VegasBaby mama: The couple were joined by Kim's mother and manager Kris Jenner as they jetted out to Las VegasParents-to-be: Kim wore a structured black jacket and pants teamed with a low-cut top and shades while Kanye donned a gold chain, jeans and long grey coatParents-to-be: Kim wore a structured black jacket and trousers teamed with a low-cut top and shades while Kanye donned a gold chain, jeans and long grey coatHand in hand: The couple held hands as they made their way through the airportHand in hand: The couple held hands as they made their way through the airportHardly in the shade: The TV personality has sent the showbiz world into a spin with her big newsHardly in the shade: The TV personality has sent the showbiz world into a spin with her big newsKim’s message to fans: The reality TV star posted this note on MondayKim's message to fans: The reality TV star posted this note on Monday Shout out to his ‘baby mama': Kanye made the announcement at this concertShout out to his 'baby mama': Kanye made the announcement at this concertOverjoyed: Kim hugs her mum Kris Jenner as Kanye reveals she’s pregnant during his concert on Sunday nightOverjoyed: Kim Kardashian hugs her mum Kris Jenner as Kanye West reveals she's pregnant during his concert on Sunday night

CAUTION!!! David Haye keeps his fans happy with a very rude nude photo!

Champion: As the former WBA heavyweight champion having a God-like figure comes with the territoryHe never had a problem showing off his bulging muscles in the jungle, so it’s not surprising to find David Haye is still the same exhibitionist.

Giving his fans a special treat, the former heavy weight champion of the world shared a naked photo of himself on Twitter. Showing his bare chest and arms he was very close to exposing his lower regions.

With the nearly nude image – cropped to protect his modesty a little more – the boxer sent the following message: ‘Sorry again guys, this is another naked pic for the feminine fan! Caution: ‘Only open if you like naked men!’

As a contestant in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! David had given his admirers more than a few sneaky peeks of his Adonis-like body. Especially in the shower, where others would bathe in swimming costumes the Londoner opted for his birthday suit. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Nude! David Haye shows off his ridiculously toned body in a cheeky picture shared on his Twitter pageNude! David Haye shows off his ridiculously toned body in a cheeky picture shared on his Twitter pageShowman: David has never had a problem with showing off his body, especially in the jungleShowman: David has never had a problem with showing off his body, especially in the jungleBig screen: The I’m A Celebrity star admitted on the show that in five years time he wants to be a successful actorBig screen: The I'm A Celebrity star admitted on the show that in five years time he wants to be a successful actor

Bridget Kelly joined Jay-Z and Coldplay on stage for New Year’s eve concert…

For some it is the biggest night of the year and to usher 2013 in Jay-Z decided to invite his famous friends up on stage and rack up a £250,000 bar tab. The 43-year-old was performing Barclays Center in Brooklyn when he asked Gwyneth Paltrow up on to the stage.

The rapper took to the stage during Coldplay’s New Year’s Eve gig at the venue and at the stroke of midnight the actress brought out Apple and Moses to dance on stage with their father Chris Martin. Chris used the moment to sing a song with his children and Apple’s friend Sophia who also joined the group on stage.

Coldplay and Jay-Z performed in front of a huge crowd. Biracial singer and newest member of Roc Nation, Bridget Kelly, sang ‘Empire State of Mind’ with the rapper in place of Alicia Keys.  A handful of famous faces stepped out to see the show, from Taylor Swift and her beau Harry Styles to Cheryl Cole and her boyfriend Tre Holloway, the house was packed with fans of both Jay-Z and Coldplay. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Look who it is! Gwyneth Paltrow (bottom right) was seen on stage as Jay-Z performed at the Barclays Center in BrooklynLook who it is! Gwyneth Paltrow (bottom right) was seen on stage as Jay Z performed at the Barclays Center in BrooklynGood friends: Chris Martin and Jay-Z perform togetherGood friends: Chris Martin and Jay-Z perform togetherBig count down: The rapper rang in 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Coldplay also performsBig count down: The rapper rang in 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Coldplay also performs Look who it is: Singer Bridget Kelly stood in for Alicia Keys to perform Jay-Z’s hit Empire State Of MindLook who it is: Bridget Kelly also made an appearance on stage Dressed to impress: Jay-Z wore a smart navy tuxedo for the occasionDressed to impress: Jay-Z wore a smart navy tuxedo for the occasion A problem? The rapper splashed out on £250,000 of champagne at the after-party of the concertA problem? The rapper splashed out on £250,000 of champagne at the after-party of the concert Enjoying the free bar: Adrienne Bailon sipped on a cocktail at the backstage bar Jay-Z had set upEnjoying the free bar: Adrienne Bailon sipped on a cocktail at the backstage bar Jay-Z had set up Bridget Kelly poses with friends after her beautiful rendition of ‘Empire State of Mind’Bridget Kelly joins Jay-Z on stage for NYE bashDate night: Christina Aguilera and her man Matthew Rutler also attended the concertDate night: Christina Aguilera and her man Matthew Rutler also attended the concert Stunning: Biracial singer Bridget Kelly changed outfit to ring in the new yearBridget Kelly joins Jay-Z on stage for NYE bash 2

Oh no! Sofia Vergara‘s boyfriend gets into fight on NYE and gets thrown out of club…

Sofia Vergara’s fiancé Nick Loeb was allegedly thrown out of a Miami club after they had a ‘heated argument.’ According to PageSix: ‘Witnesses said Loeb and the stunning actress began arguing in the VIP section of hot new Miami Beach club Story in the early hours of today.

One witness told the website: ‘Nick appeared to get really angry after Sofia took a picture with a stranger, and started screaming at her. Four security guards grabbed Nick and threw him out of the back door of the club, with Sofia following behind… her dress got torn in the melee.’

Representatives for the couple could not be reached. Earlier in the evening, the Modern Family actress looked delighted at her antics though as she grinned happily while clutching a flute of champagne. The foxy star was hosting the New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Delano Hotel in Miami, Florida, and was accompanied by her fiance Nick Loeb. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

What a dress: Sofia Vergara was a knock-out in a floor length silk and leather number to see in 2013 in Miami, FloridaWhat a dress: Vergara was a knock-out in a floor length silk and leather numberShe’s mine! Nick is alleged to have become jealous after his partner posed for a photograph with a strangerShe's mine! Nick is alleged to have become jealous after his partner posed for a photograph with a stranger Whack job: Vergara rang in the new year in a stunning leather and blue dress and a pair of comedy glasses at a party in South BeachWhack job: Sofia Vergara rang in the new year in a stunning leather and blue dress and a pair of comedy glasses at a party in South Beach, Miami, FloridaTen, nine, eight: The Modern Family actress puckered up to her man Nick Loeb at the stroke of midnightTen, nine, eight: The Modern Family actress puckered up to her man Nick Loeb at the stroke of midnightFun loving: The good-humored star grinned wildly in her bright blue and green comedy sunglassesFun loving: The good-humoured star grinned wildly in her bright blue and green comedy sun glassesNot impressed: The 40-year-old makes a disgusted face at club owner Chris Paciello. He’s also an ex of Vergara’sNot impressed: The 40-year-old makes a disgusted face at club owner and mob rat Chris Paciello. He's also an ex of Vergara'sBosom buddies: Vergara and singer Santigold ham it for the camera, microphones in handBosom buddies: Vergara and singer Santigold ham it for the camera, microphones in handOops! Sofia Vergara’s ample breast slipped out of her plunging dress in the midst of a scuffle during a New Year’s Eve bash in MiamiOops! Sofia Vergara's ample breast slipped out of her plunging dress in the midst of a scuffle during a New Year's Eve bash in Miami

New year, new start! All is forgiven as Coco Austin and Ice-T celebrate New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas…

They haven’t had the easiest of years after their marriage hit a rocky patch when Coco was pictured cuddling up to AP.9 earlier in the month. But it seems that Ice-T has resolved all of his issues with his glamour girl wife as they both toasted the New Year in style at a party at LAX club in Las Vegas.

Showing that all is forgiven, the reality show stars put on an amorous display as the clock chimed midnight, locking lips and proving that their marriage is as strong as ever. Coco, who is currently starring in Vegas striptease Peepshow, took the night off to spend time with her musician husband, draping herself around him as they posed for photographs.

True to her trademark style, the 33-year-old left very little to the imagination in a thigh-skimming, silver mini-dress with an eye-popping neck line. Making the most of her assets, the incredibly curvy Ice Loves Coco star seemed keen to remind everyone of just why she is famous as she nearly spilled out of the delicate, sheer dress. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

All is forgiven: Ice-T and wife Coco Austin put on a united front as they celebrate New Year’s Eve together in Las VegasAll is forgiven: Ice-T and wife Coco Austin put on a united front as they celebrate New Year's Eve together in Las VegasStronger than ever: The couple are out to prove that they’ve resolved their differences after the photo scandal earlier in the monthStonger than ever: The couple are out to prove that they've resolved their differences after the photo scandal earlier in the monthToast to 2013: The couple sip champagne and kiss as the clock strikes twelveToast to 2013: The couple sip champagne and kiss as the clock strikes twelveAs revealing as ever: Coco nearly spills out of her silver dress as she poses for photosAs revealing as ever: Coco nearly spills out of her silver dress as she poses for photosMoving on: Despite reports that the coupe are set to split, they seem as loved up as everMoving on: Despite reports that the coupe are set to split, they seem as loved up as ever

Eva Mendes spends New Year’s Eve without Ryan Gosling and hikes with her dogs instead…

Hole-y moly: Eva was also spotted in Calabasas dressed in ripped jeans and a baggy striped shirtIt looks like Eva Mendes didn’t have anyone to kiss when the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. The gorgeous actress spent a lonely New Year’s Eve without her heartthrob boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, getting in a cardio workout while hiking in the hills of Los Angeles.

The lovers – who fell in love of the set of the upcoming gritty drama The Place Beyond the Pines – have been forced to spend time apart due to their busy film schedules.

Eva, 38, may have been missing 32-year-old Ryan, but she had the next best thing to remind her of him: his scruffy dog George as well as her own black and brown Belgian Malinois Hugo. The 2 Fast 2 Furious star kept a stiff upper lip though, appearing to be in great spirits, sporting her shapely figure in black leggings and loose black top over a bright yellow leotard.

She wore no sunglasses, but shielded her eyes from the glare beneath a brown cap. Eva wisely wore sturdy black and yellow sneakers with proper traction so she wouldn’t slip down the steeper slopes as she trotted along with her female companion. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Girl’s best friend: Eva Mendes went out for New Year’s Eve hike in Los Angeles without her lover, Ryan Gosling, but she still had his dog George to keep her companyGirl's best friend: Eva Mendes went out for New Year's Eve hike in Los Angeles without her lover, Ryan Gosling, but she still had his dog George to keep her companyStiff upper lip: Even when their busy film schedules tear them apart, Eva tries to stay activeStiff upper lip: Even when their busy film schedules tear them apart, Eva tries to stay activeFriends count: Eva was joined on her jaunt in the hills by a female companion, as well as her own dog HugoFriends count: Eva was joined on her jaunt in the hills by a female companion, as well as her own dog HugoPlaying dress up: Eva and Ryan held hands when they appeared at The Place Beyond the Pines premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 7Playing dress up: Eva and Ryan held hands when they appeared at The Place Beyond the Pines premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 7

Kim Kardashian hides her pregnancy curves under sheer lace dress… as she toasts the New Year with ‘baby-daddy’ Kanye West in Vegas…

Back to work: Just hours after Kim confirmed her pregnancy, she was back to work, reportedly earning $300,000 for hosting the partyThey hit headlines worldwide after it was announced that she was expecting their first child together on Sunday.

But Kim Kardashian and Kanye West certainly weren’t keeping a low profile in the wake of the news as they spent New Year’s Eve partying in Las Vegas, reportedly earning a staggering £300,000 for their efforts.

The pregnant reality star, who confirmed that she was expecting just hours before jetting to Vegas, hid her figure under a sheer lace dress by Welsh designer Julien MacDonald as she posed next her boyfriend on the red carpet at the Mirage Hotel.

Clearly over-the-moon about her pregnancy, Kim was happy to chat to press and pose for photographs ahead of the blow-out New Year’s Eve party. The reality star – who is around three months pregnant and due at the end of June – shied away from her usual cleavage-baring outfit, instead opting for a more demure, black midi dress.

Even through the knee-length dress had sheer paneling, her curves were cleverly hidden under strategically placed lace, offering no hint of a bump. Proving just how loved up the parents-to-be are, Kim and Kanye cozied up on the red carpet, clearly delighted that they’ve been able to share their happy news with the world.

Kim wore her hair in a stylish side plait and added muted make-up, creating a wide-eyed look with large, false lashes. And she confessed that she has been taking “a lot of naps” as she copes with her changing body and growing baby.

“I wouldn’t say it’s been easy,” the 32-year-old said. “When people say that pregnancy is fun and they love it I would have to disagree – even my sister has made it look easy, but it is not as easy as people think. But I heard it’s all worth it, so, I’m looking forward to that.”

“I wish I could share a drink with you all, but I can’t for a little while,” she told the crowd before leading a countdown to 2013. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Toasting the New Year: Kim Kardashian kisses boyfriend Kanye West as the clock chimes midnight, the same day that she announced her pregnancy to the worldToasting the New Year: Kim Kardashian kisses boyfriend Kanye West as the clock chimes midnight, the same day that she announced her pregnancy to the worldRinging in the New Year: Kanye whispers in Kim’s ear as the they countdown to 2013Ringing in the New Year: Kanye whispers in Kim's ear as the they countdown to 2013On top of the world: The couple seem overjoyed as it reaches midnight, knowing that they’ll be having an exciting 2013 with the arrival of their little oneOn top of the world: The couple seem overjoyed as it reaches midnight, knowing that they'll be having an exciting 2013 with the arrival of their little oneNew year, new start: The couple, who only announced the pregnancy hours before, toasted the New Year with a blow-out party in Las VegasNew year, new start: The couple, who only announced the pregnancy hours before, toasted the New Year with a blow-out party in Las VegasHand on her stomach: Kanye puts his hands on his girlfriend’s stomach, protective of her pregnancy bumpHand on her stomach: Kanye puts his hands on his girlfriend's stomach, protective of her pregnancy bumpCovering up: Kim Kardashian hides her pregnant figure underneath lace detailing on her sheer dress as she hosts a Las Vegas New Year’s Eve party with Kanye WestCovering up: Kim Kardashian hides her pregnant figure underneath lace detailing on her sheer dress as she hosts a Las Vegas New Year's Eve party with Kanye WestWe’re so happy: The reality star told of her joy on Monday at the news of her pregnancyWe're so happy: The reality star told of her joy on Monday at the news of her pregnancyKeeping her close: Kanye puts a protective arm around his pregnant girlfriend as they pose for photos on the red carpetKeeping her close: Kanye puts a protective arm around his pregnant girlfriend as they pose for photos on the red carpetExpecting: The reality star seems over-the-moon to have shared her news, and doesn’t hesitate in speaking to press ahead of the partyExpecting: The reality star seems over-the-moon to have shared her news, and doesn't hesitate in speaking to press ahead of the partyHands-on: Both Kim and Kanye put protective hands over her stomach as they partyHands-on: Both Kim and Kanye put protective hands over her stomach as they partyProtective hand: Kim keeps a hand cupped on her stomach as she chats to pressProtective hand: Kim keeps a hand cupped on her stomach as she chats to pressBusiness as usual: Just a day after the new broke, the pair are back in the spotlight at the Las Vegas eventBusiness as usual: Just a day after the new broke, the pair are back in the spotlight at the Las Vegas eventGood friends: Kim and Kanye chat with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in the VIP areaGood friends: Kim and Kanye chat with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in the VIP areaMum in tow: Kim chats to mum Kris Jenner and Brittny Gastineau just hours after announcing her pregnancy to the worldMum in tow: Kim chats to mum Kris Jenner and Brittny Gastineau just hours after announcing her pregnancy to the worldHaving fun: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen toast the new year in style in VegasHaving fun: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen toast the new year in style in VegasSpecial night: The couple, who have been dating for eight months, seem overjoyed at the imminent new arrivalSpecial night: The couple, who have been dating for eight months, seem overjoyed at the imminent new arrivalPartying in style: The high profile couple certainly don’t do things by halves as they hug in front of a packed clubPartying in style: The high profile couple certainly don't do things by halves as they hug in front of a packed club

She’s lost her fashion X Factor: Leona Lewis‘ unflattering gown adds inches to her usually trim waist!

Glittering in the spotlight: Leona looked glamorous in the sparkling blue dress but the unflattering fit made her figure look larger than normalShe was once hailed as The X Factor’s biggest success story. But Leona Lewis, 27, has had a tough time recently after her latest single Lovebird failed to make it into the top 200.

And now the singer has committed a fashion fail by wearing an unflattering dress for a performance in China on Monday.

The star took to the stage in the city of Beijing to sing during the China Central Television new year gala and looked glamorous in a sparkling blue gown.

But the dress made her slender frame look larger than it really is. The sequined garment left her midriff on show with two side panels exposing her skin and she wore her long blonde hair down on her shoulders as she sung during the show. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Creating an illusion: Leona Lewis wore a dress that made her slim figure look bigger than it actually is during a performance in China on MondayCreating an illusion: Leona Lewis wore a dress that made her slim figure look bigger than it actually is during a performance in China on MondayStealing the show: Leona looked like a superstar as she sung on stage in China but she wore an unflattering dress for the performanceStealing the show: Leona looked like a superstar as she sung on stage in China but she wore an unflattering dress for the performanceSinging her heart out: Former X Factor winner Leona’s run of success hit the rocks recently after her latest single Lovebird failed to get into top 200Singing her heart out: Former X Factor winner Leona's run of success hit the rocks recently after her latest single Lovebird failed to get into top 200Losing her touch? Leona’s latest single Lovebird failed to make it into the top 200 last year and, despite her album being her first not to debut at number one, it still sold wellLosing her touch? Leona's latest single Lovebird failed to make it into the top 200 last year and, despite her album being her first not to debut at number one, it still sold well

Mariah Carey keeps her loved ones close on first day of 2013 by bringing her husband and kids on stage…

She may have been working on New Year’s Day while many people were nursing a hangover. But Mariah Carey, 42, ensured she spent the first day of 2013 with her family. The singer brought her husband Nick Cannon and their two children up on stage during a performance on Australia’s Gold Coast on Tuesday. Mariah looked every inch the glamorous diva in a white dress with sparkling silver tassels hanging from the garment.

She wore her loosely curled blonde hair down on her shoulders and work a dazzling silver watch and bracelet on her wrist which matched her glittering earrings and microphone. The star brought her America’s Got Talent host husband Nick Cannon, 32, onto the stage and the couple were joined by their 20-month old twins Moroccan and Monroe at the Gold Coast Exhibition Center near the city of Brisbane.

Mariah had been partying with husband Nick the night before as she saw in 2013 with her beau.

Tweeting her best wishes to fans from Down Under, she wrote: ‘Happy new year from Australia!!!!’

The family have enjoyed a trip around the Great Barrier Reef and a glamorous Mariah was seen tottering on high heels as she walked the plank to board the yacht. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Family moment: At one point during her New Year’s Day concert, Mariah’s husband and their twins Moroccan and MonroeFamily moment: At one point during her New Year's Day concert, Mariah's husband and their twins Moroccan and MonroeHitting those high notes: Mariah shows off her curves in a tight white dress during her New Year’s Day gig on the Gold CoastHitting those high notes: Mariah shows off her curves in a tight white dress during her New Year's Day gig on the Gold CoastGood way to start 2013: Mariah performed the gig as part of her Australian tourGood way to start 2013: Mariah performed the gig as part of her Australian tour

Heidi Klum‘s youngest daughter Lou gives her mom’s bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kristen a heartfelt hug…

It looked like there was no room for hangovers in the Klum household. Heidi, boyfriend Martin Kristen and her youngest child Lou were seen enjoying a bracing walk on the beach in Santa Monica, California, on New Year’s Day and there wasn’t a sore head in site it seemed.  The German model and her beau must have gone easy on the drinks the night before, New Year’s Eve, as both appeared remarkably fresh-looking and chipper.

The couple also showed three-year-old Lou the rudiments of kite-flying, taking advantage of the blustery weather Los Angeles is currently experiencing.
Martin, who used to be Heidi’s bodyguard, was seen patiently showing little Lou how to get her toy airborne and giving her a helping hand when it finally did.

He also played with her in the sand and for his efforts, got a huge hug from the adorable, curly-haired tot.  Heidi has been dating burly Martin since earlier this year following her split from Seal. After the kite activity the trio sat companionably in the sand while Martin pointed out various sights to his model girlfriend and her little girl. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

No hangovers here: Heidi Klum, boyfriend Martin Kristen and her daughter Lou enjoyed a day of kite flying at the beach in Santa Monica, California, on New Year’s DayNo hangovers here: Heidi Klum, boyfriend Martin Kristen and her daughter Lou enjoyed a day of kite flying at the beach in Santa Monica, California, on New Year's DaySo cute: The toddler gives Martin a big hugSo cute: The toddler gives Martin a big hugLooking after them: Martin rolled out the beach blanket for his ladiesLooking after them: Martin rolled out the beach blanket for his ladies Something’s caught their eye: The trio sit in the sand and three-year-old Lou certainly seems to have spotted something interestingSomething's caught their eye: The trio sit in the sand and three-year-old Lou certainly seems to have spotted something interestingA natural: Former bodyguard Martin gets on famously with all of Heidi’s four childrenA natural: Former bodyguard Martin gets on famously with all of Heidi's four childrenSandcastle time: Martin prepares to help little Lou get constructiveSandcastle time: Martin prepares to help little Lou get constructive Charming: The three painted a lovely familial picture sitting companionably on the beachCharming: The three painted a lovely familial picture sitting companionably on the beach Let’s go fly a kite: Martin helps Lou get airborneLet's go fly a kite: Martin helps Lou get airborneSo cute: The toddler gives Martin a big hugSo cute: The toddler gives Martin a big hugI want to hold your hand: Martin reached out for his partner’s digits as they enjoyed the family dayI want to hold your hand: Martin reached out for his partner's digits as they enjoyed the family day Chic: The 39-year-old looked stylish in leather leggings and an oversize grey jumperChic: The 39-year-old looked stylish in leather leggings and an oversize grey jumperIn love: Heidi and Martin have been dating since earlier this year following her split from singer SealIn love: Heidi and Martin have been dating since earlier this year following her split from singer Seal

Pregnant Kim Kardashian keeps up with her exercise regime and hits gym…

Trim: The reality star looked svelte in her slimming black workout gear and is showing no sign of a baby bump just yetShe’s already complained about suffering from growing pains and feeling tired. But Kim Kardashian stuck to her word about ensuring she keeps healthy while pregnant as she headed for a workout session at the gym on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old reality star opted for an all-black outfit – and looked remarkably trim despite being around the three months mark. Kim, who was make-up free, kept her face covered with a pair of large shades and wore her hair partially tied back.

Shortly after announcing that she and boyfriend Kanye West are expecting their first child, Kim told E! News that being with child is ‘not fun’ and that she is suffering from ‘growing pains’.

And as for any weird cravings, The Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s star said she is longing for seafood – though she knows it’s not encouraged for pregnant women.

She said: ‘I’m craving sushi, but I know I can’t really have it, so I’m eating a lot of carrots and celery with lots of ranch.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Fighting fit: Pregnant Kim Kardashian headed to the gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday after celebrating New Year in Las VegasFighting fit: Pregnant Kim Kardashian headed to the gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday after celebrating New Year in Las VegasBooty-ful: Kim squeezed her famous derrière into a pair of tight leggingsBooty-ful: Kim squeezed her famous derrière into a pair of tight leggingsNot putting her feet up: Kim is clearly intent on keeping up her healthy regime during her pregnancyNot putting her feet up: Kim is clearly intent on keeping up her healthy regime during her pregnancy

Connie Britton looks well-rested as she touches down in Los Angeles with son Eyob after mini-break…

It seems that a holiday was just what the doctor ordered. Connie Britton looked very well-rested when she landed in Los Angeles on Thursday after a short getaway. The Nashville actress had been spotted jetting out just two days earlier but the mini-break seems to have been very relaxing.

The 45-year-old appeared to be in a great mood as she made her way through LAX en route home with son Eyob. Connie had her 22-month-old safely strapped in a sling as she hurried through the airport, and sweetly held the youngster’s hand. She was dressed in a beige coat, patterned jeans and stylish brown motorcycle boots.

Meanwhile little Eyob looked incredibly cute in his black pants, grey jumper and sneakers. Connie, who divorced her husband of four years, John Britton, in 1995, brought her son home in November 2011 after a three-year long adoption process. The actress was recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the lead actress in a drama category for her portrayal of Rayna Jaymes in Nashville. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Just what the doctor ordered: Connie Britton looked very well-rested after a holiday over the New YearJust what the doctor ordered: Connie Britton looked very well-rested after a holiday over the New YearBundle of joy: Connie carried son Eyob in a baby sling and sweetly held his hand as they padded through LAXBundle of joy: Connie carried son Eyob in a baby sling and sweetly held his hand as they padded through LAXRinging in the New Year: Connie had jetted out of LA just two days earlier but looked remarkably relaxedRinging in the New Year: Connie had jetted out of LA just two days earlier but looked remarkably relaxedStylish travelling gear: The Nashville star was sporting a beige coat along with patterned jeans and brown motorcycle bootsStylish travelling gear: The Nashville star was sporting a beige coat along with patterned jeans and brown motorcycle bootsHow cute: Eyob, who is 22 months, looked adorable in a grey jumper, black pants and sneakersHow cute: Eyob, who is 22 months, looked adorable in a grey jumper, black trousers and trainersHold on tight: Connie was cradling her little one, who she affectionately calls YobyHold on tight: Connie was cradling her little one, who she affectionately calls Yoby

Zoe Saldana parties alone on NYE after ‘splitting from Bradley Cooper!!!

Biracial Avatar actress Zoe Saldana rang in the new year at the James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami with friends as she and boyfriend Bradley Cooper have broken up again. Looking stunning in a green Emilio Pucci Spring 2013 strapless dress, the actress was all smiles and appeared to be having a good time.

The couple who recently reconciled in September of last year after splitting up earlier in the year in March seem to have given love a second shot a few months ago have split again, this time as they prepared to head to France to spend the holidays together.

According to Page Six, the New Yorker and The Hangover star Cooper called time on their union just before their scheduled trip. Saldana, 34, and Cooper, 37, originally dated for three months after filming The Words together and split in March last year before getting back together in September.

The Avatar actress, who had been spending time with the actor’s mother in recent months was hopeful the relationship would work. Bradley appeared also smitten with Zoe that he recently turned down burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese when she made a pass at him.

A source claims: ‘Zoe had planned to spend the holidays with Bradley and his family in Europe. They all were going to Paris, but things didn’t work out between them. Zoe spent New Year’s Eve with friends in Miami.’

The relationship is said to have cooled while Bradley was promoting Silver Linings Playbook with Jennifer Lawrence. The movie is already being tipped for some of the biggest awards. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Green with envy: Zoe looked stunning in her green Emilio Pucci dress which was featured on the runway a few months agoZoe Saldana NYE 2013 1Saluting the new year: Excited and happy about what the future holds…Zoe Saldana NYE 2013 2Celebrating with friends: Zoe Saldana rang in the new year with Miami Heats player Dwayne Wade and his actress girlfriend Gabrielle UnionZoe Saldana NYE 2013 3Single: Saldana partied at The James Royal Palm in Miami on New Year’s Eve, here she’s posing with venue entrepreneur Eugene RemmSingle: Saldana partied at The James Royal Palm in Miami on New Year's Eve, here she's posing with venue entrepreneur Eugene Remm Happier times: The couple couldn’t seem to stay away from one another but alas, it’s all come to an endHappier times: The couple couldn't seem to stay away from one another but alas, it's all come to an end Glamorous couple: Pictured at the Los Angeles premiere of The Word at the Arcllight Theatre in Hollywood in SeptemberGlamorous couple: Pictured at the Los Angeles premiere of The Word at the Arcllight Theatre in Hollywood in September

Wife of baseball star Andruw Jones files for divorce after fight on Christmas morning…

 New York Yankee Andruw Jones and Nicole Derick are seen here in JuneThe wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones has filed for divorce from her husband a week after he allegedly grabbed her neck and said he wanted to kill her, according to court documents.

Nicole Jones said their ten-year marriage was ‘irretrievably broken’, according to the divorce complaint filed in a suburban Atlanta court on Monday.

The filing does not mention the Christmas morning fight that prompted Nicole Jones to call police and led to Andruw Jones’ arrest on a battery charge. Nicole Jones’ lawyer, John Mayoue, declined to comment on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear whether Andruw Jones had a lawyer. Nicole Jones is seeking joint legal and primary custody of the couple’s nine-year-old son, the complaint said.

She is asking for child support, alimony and half of the couple’s property. She also wants a judge to declare their prenuptial agreement null and void. The couple fought around 1:30am on December 25 after Nicole Jones asked her husband to help prepare their home for Christmas morning, a Gwinnett County police report said.  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

Kim Kardashian is targeted by Twitter trolls over her pregnancy after posting picture of herself in a nightclub on New Year’s Eve…

Bump watch: The reality TV star was the subject of abuse following her evening out, with some criticising her figure and calling her 'no fit mother'It didn’t take long for her pregnancy to become the target of vile abuse of internet trolls. Only days after announcing she was to have a baby, reality TV star Kim Kardashian was accused of being unfit to be a mother because she celebrated New Year in a nightclub.

Thousands of comments have now been left on an Instagram photograph posted on Twitter by Miss Kardashian of herself with a friend. Many of the social networking site users made cruel remarks about the 32-year-old socialite’s weight and criticized her for being in a club while pregnant.

One user labelled her ‘no fit mother’ while another called her ‘fat’, adding ‘lose some weight’. She was also described as being ‘busted and old news’ and accused of ‘f****** up’ her baby.

The abuse started hours after the picture went online showing her at 1Oak nightclub in Las Vegas with her friend and fellow reality TV star Brittny Gastineau. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Trolled: Kim Kardashian has been targeted by internet trolls who slammed her after she posted this picture on her Instagram page enjoying New Year’s Eve in a Las Vegas nightclubTrolled: Kim Kardashian has been targeted by internet trolls who slammed her after she posted this picture on her Instagram page enjoying New Year's Eve in a Las Vegas nightclubParents to be: Kim and Kanye kiss as they see the New Year in together, causing her fans to chastise her for being in a club while pregnantParents to be: Kim and Kanye kiss as they see the New Year in together, causing her fans to chastise her for being in a club while pregnant

Sofia Vergara sunbathes with fiancé Nick Loeb following NYE scuffle which ripped her dress…

Her cleavage-baring dress was ripped following a ‘jealous New Year’s Eve scuffle’ between her fiancé Nick Loeb and a stranger. But Sofia Vergara was all smiles with her on/off partner by Tuesday, as the loved-up pair put on a united front sunbathing on Miami Beach.

The amply-charmed 40-year-old flaunted her famous cleavage and incredible hour-glass figure in a black one-piece bathing suit, which she barely covered up with a bright blue maxi-skirt. Meanwhile her hot-tempered 36-year-old beau wore an orange T-shirt, blue swim trunks, and a pair of brown suede loafers. After the engaged couple held hands on their sunloungers, barefoot Sofia had a bit of a spill on a marble staircase while heading back.

The curvy Colombian later posted a Twitter snap of the pair smiling on the beach and another of herself licking the businessman in a booth with the caption: ‘Lunch time!’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Everything is fine! Sofia Vergara and her fiancé Nick Loeb put on a united front sunbathing on Miami Beach Tuesday after their NYE ‘scuffle’ which left her dress tornEverything is fine! Sofia Vergara and her fiancé Nick Loeb put on a united front sunbathing on Miami Beach Tuesday after their NYE 'scuffle' which left her dress tornTanned and toned: Sofia and her man worked on their respective tans while relaxing on sun loungersTanned and toned: Sofia and her man worked on their respective tans while relaxing on sun loungersBusting out: The amply-charmed 40-year-old flaunted her famous cleavage and incredible hour-glass figure in a black one-piece bathing suitBusting out: The amply-charmed 40-year-old flaunted her famous cleavage and incredible hour-glass figure in a black one-piece bathing suitTwitter lover: The Modern Family actress also revealed her rhinestone-bedazzled cell phone featuring her initialsTwitter lover: The Modern Family actress also revealed her rhinestone-bedazzled cell phone featuring her initialsPutting on a united front: The engaged couple held hands while relaxing on their sun loungersPutting on a united front: The engaged couple held hands while relaxing on their sun loungersOn and off: The pair became engaged in July after a brief split in May, but have yet to set a dateOn and off: The pair became engaged in July after a brief split in May, but have yet to set a dateOops! Nick was quick to come to the aid of his damsel in distress when she took a tumble up the marble staircaseOops! Nick was quick to come to the aid of his damsel in distress when she took a tumble up the marble staircaseEverything is just beachy! Her hot-tempered fiancé is the creator of Onion Crunch and his father John was once appointed ambassador to Denmark in 1981 by then President Ronald ReaganEverything is just beachy! Her hot-tempered fiancé is the creator of Onion Crunch and his father John was once appointed ambassador to Denmark in 1981 by then President Ronald Reagan‘Lunch time!’ After their New Year’s ‘scuffle,’ Sofia Vergara was all smiles with her fiancé Nick Loeb Tuesday, posting a Twitter snap of herself licking the businessman'Lunch time!' After their New Year's 'scuffle,' Sofia Vergara was all smiles with her fiancé Nick Loeb Tuesday, posting a Twitter snap of herself licking the businessman

Heidi Klum and mini-me daughter Leni strut their stuff as they head out for sushi in matching outfits…

Changing it up: The model made the fashion forward move of undoing her scarf knot later in the day She’s one of the world’s hottest supermodels, and has carved out a name for herself in the Hollywood scene thanks to being a professional clothes horse. So it’s little wonder Heidi Klum‘s adorable daughter Leni seems to be following in her footsteps.

Proving that she has become quite the fashionista of late, the eight-year-old youngster seemed to have imitated her mother’s sense of style as the family stepped out for a bite to eat on Wednesday lunchtime.

Looking every inch Heidi’s mini-me, Leni looked super-cute in a white lace overlay dress, black boots and a heart-motif knitted jumper as the group headed to upscale eatery Nobu Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, California.

And just like the German supermodel, the tiny style queen completed her daytime ensemble with a chic monochrome scarf and a pair of black aviator sunglasses.

Heidi, 39, couldn’t seem to keep the smile off her face as she looked on with pride at her adorable daughter, before handing her the black leather handbag she was carrying so Leni could pose up a storm with the designer accessory. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

The apple certainly didn’t fall far from the tree: Little Leni seemed to have perfected her mother’s supermodel poses and looked every inch the mini fashionista in her stylish ensembleThe apple certainly didn't fall far from the tree: Little Leni seemed to have perfected her mother's supermodel poses and looked every inch the mini fashionista in her stylish ensemble Stylish family: Heidi looked on proudly as her eldest daughter strutted her stuffStylish family: Heidi looked on proudly as her eldest daughter strutted her stuff A bite to eat: Heidi’s bodyguard beau, Martin Kristen, accompanied the family as they stepped out for lunch at upscale eatery Nobu Matsuhisa in Beverly HillsA bite to eat: Heidi's bodyguard beau, Martin Kristen, accompanied the family as they stepped out for lunch at upscale eatery Nobu Matsuhisa in Beverly HillsTickled: The German supermodel seemed to be most amused by her daughter’s anticsTickled: The German supermodel seemed to be most amused by her daughter's antics A sense of style runs in the family: Heidi, Leni and three-year-old Lou made for a stylish trio as they headed out for the dayA sense of style runs in the family: Heidi, Leni and three-year-old Lou made for a stylish trio as they headed out for the dayDoting mother: Heidi seems to have been making the most of her precious family timeDoting mother: Heidi seems to have been making the most of her precious family time Cheap workout: Heidi worked her biceps by holding Lou with one arm while walking with LeniCheap workout: Heidi worked her biceps by holding Lou with one arm while walking with LeniAnd off they go: After splashing out some of her hard-earned cash the model decided it was time to move onAnd off they go: After splashing out some of her hard-earned cash the model decided it was time to move onThe benefits of a security detail: Heidi made sure Martin Kristen was left to carry the larger bagsThe benefits of a security detail: Heidi made sure Martin Kristen was left to carry the larger bags

Billionaire Teddy Forstmann offered to raise Padma Lakshmi‘s daughter as his own – but only if she never revealed that Adam Dell was the real father!

Former couple: Padma Lakshmi is seen with her ex-husband, author Salman Rushdie, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons in West Hollywood in March 2006He squired some of the world’s most beautiful women – from Princess Diana to Elizabeth Hurley. But billionaire Teddy Forstmann left no doubt who was the true love of his life after he offered to raise Padma Lakshmi‘s daughter Krisha as his own, according to a new report in Vanity Fair.

The financier, who died from brain cancer aged 71 in November 2011, offered to bring up Krishna as long as Padma never revealed her daughter’s true paternity – not even telling the little girl’s biological father. However, he was left ‘heartbroken’ after Top Chef host Padma told her ex-lover Adam Dell that he was, in fact, Krishna’s dad after having a DNA test.

Padma, 42, had an affair with venture capitalist Adam Dell, the brother of Michael Dell, the founder of Dell computers, during a brief split from Forstmann. When it was revealed she was pregnant, a feverish stream of Who’s The Father? stories ensued. However, the striking brunette had a DNA test which revealed that Dell was the father. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Together: Television personality Padma Lakshmi and billionaire Ted Forstmann attend the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra & New York Philharmonic Concert in Central Park in July 2010 in New York CityTogether: Television personality Padma Lakshmi and billionaire Ted Forstmann attend the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra & New York Philharmonic Concert in Central Park in July 2010 in New York CityHalloween: Padma Lakshmi dresses up for the holiday last October while her little girl Krishna dons a blue wig for the occasionHalloween: Padma Lakshmi dresses up for the holiday last October while her little girl Krishna dons a blue wig for the occasionMother and daughter: Padma Lakshmi was seen at lunch with her little girl Krishna in New York in August 2010Mother and daughter: Padma Lakshmi was seen at lunch with her little girl Krishna in New York in August 2010High flying: Ted Forstmann stands in front of a business jet in April 1997 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaHigh flying: Ted Forstmann stands in front of a business jet in April 1997 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaFather: Venture capitalist Adam Dell is seen in Manhattan, New York, with daughter Krishna in October 2010Father: Venture capitalist Adam Dell is seen in Manhattan, New York, with daughter Krishna in October 2010

Back off from my boyfriend!’ Kim Kardashian warns 90-year-old Betty White off Kanye West!!!

Betty White is pretty much THE pop culture icon for the golden oldies in the showbiz world, and now she’s met her younger counterpart in a skit for her prank show, Off Their Rockers.  White, 90, is already starring on the TV Land hit Hot in Cleveland and Off Their Rockers helped NBC win the ratings battle on New Year’s Day.

Now pregnant Kim Kardashian makes an appearance in a promo for Off Their Rockers and it ends in a comedy argument. In the video, White discovers that she’s somehow related to Kim, 32, which makes her offer up a cunning suggestion.

‘I’m just one step away from your boyfriend,’ the Golden Girl alum said. ‘You Kardashians share everything, right?’
To which Kim hilariously replied: ‘Back off, Betty.’

Betty never had any children of her own, but while she won’t be able to give Kim any pregnancy tips… having raised her three step-children, Betty should have plenty of advice to give. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Watch a clip from the prank show below:

Meeting of the pop icons: Kim Kardashian and Betty White filmed a skit for NBC’s Off Their Rockers togetherMeeting of the pop icons: Kim Kardashian and Betty White filmed a skit for NBC's Off Their Rockers together Mock horror: Kim gets to show off her acting skills in the short filmMock horror: Kim gets to show off her acting skills in the short filmRiding high: Betty may be 90 years old but she’s still enjoying a career highRiding high: Betty may be 90 years old but she's still enjoying a career high Stay away from my man: Kim feigned mock horror after Betty threatened to move in on KanyeStay away from my man: Kim feigned mock horror after Betty threatened to move in on Kanye Comic timing: The indefatigable Betty seemed to have great fun during the short sketchComic timing: The indefatigable Betty seemed to have great fun during the short sketch

Sean Paul‘s jilted ex-lover exposes ‘severe sex problems’ in bizarre tell-all ‘book’ and files $80 million lawsuit…

Exposed: A scorned ex-lover of Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Sean Paul, pictured, has exposed the star's alleged 'severe erection problems' in a tell-all book, as she sues him for $80 millionA scorned ex-lover of Grammy Award-winning multiracial reggae artist Sean Paul has exposed the star’s alleged ‘severe erection problems’ in a tell-all book, as she sues him for $80 million.

Swede, Susanne Persson, who brags in court documents of having long ‘Barbie hair’ and an ‘E-cup bra’ size, claims Paul ‘bribed Jamaican police’ to have her deported from the country in June 2010 – something which drove her to attempt suicide.

Getting intimate revenge, Persson filed a self-penned 120-page alleged exposé to support her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, in which she claims that ‘if (sex with Paul) lasts one minute, it is a good day.’ The 11-capter work, titled: ‘Irie Jamboree: My life in Jamaica as a jet set slave with the enormous secret of a love affair with Jamaica’s perhaps most well known Dancehall Artist.’ 

The cover features a childish drawing of Persson wearing a blue sari embracing a mohawked Paul, and reads: ‘The Truth About Sean Paul’s Cocaine Dealings, Lies, Murders and Erection Problems.’

Inside, she claims: ‘Ever since (Paul) started using cocaine regularly, he has had severe erection problems. If it lasts one minute, it is a good day.’ 

According to The New York Post, Persson included her American Airlines itinerary from Kingston, Jamaica, to Stockholm, Sweden, on June 24, in the court filing. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Bizarre: Susanne Persson filed a self-penned 120-page alleged expose, pictured, with a childishly drawn cover, to support her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuitBizarre: Susanne Persson filed a self-penned 120-page alleged expose, pictured, with a childishly drawn cover, to support her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuitDeportation: The Swedish blonde claims Paul, pictured, ‘bribed Jamaican police’ to have her deported from the country in June 2010Deportation: The Swedish blonde claims Paul, pictured, 'bribed Jamaican police' to have her deported from the country in June 2010

Happy 3rd birthday Vida McConaughey! Matthew McConaughey‘s daughter celebrates birthday!!!

Vida McConaughey, daughter of Hollywood hunk Matthew McConaughey celebrated her 3rd birthday on Thursday, January 3, 2012. The McConaugheys who recently welcomed a baby boy to their family on December 28, 2012, were excited to be celebrating again in their family.

“’Vida’ is Portuguese for ‘life’ and that’s what God gave us this morning. Camila’s recovering wonderfully and we are both truly honored to welcome this little lady into our family. Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers along the way, another blessed day, we give thanks.”– said proud papa Matthew on the birth of his darling daughter.

“I’m very excited to have a girl. I’m happy and it’s a big blessing. Vida’s definitely a beautiful and peaceful girl. We are so lucky!” – said Camila on the birth of her second child.

“It was the only name that we had for a girl even before [we had our son] Levi. We had many male names but we only had Vida. She came out and she gave us life so we named her Vida.”- Matthew on choosing a moniker long before his daughter’s birth.

Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camila gave birth to their third child just before 8am on Friday, Dec 28; the actor has announced.  The proud Texan took to his WhoSay account to reveal that the happy couple have called the latest addition to the family – a bouncing 9lb baby boy – Livingston who joins older siblings Levi, 4 and Vida 3.

He wrote: ‘Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey, was born at 7.43am on 12.28.12. He greeted the world at 9lbs and 21 inches. Bless up(sic) and thank you for all the well wishes. Happy New Year and just keep livin.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Birthday girl: Vida pictured a few months ago on a stroll with both her grandmothersVida McConaughey 3rd birthdayAnd baby makes… six: Matthew with Camila and their two children Levi and Vida… and their rescue dog, CheeseyAnd baby makes... six: Matthew with Camila and their two children Levi and Vida... and their rescue dog, Cheesey New baby: Camila and Matthew McConaughey seen during her pregnancy; the couple have welcomed their third child, a son called Livingston, the star has revealedNew baby: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey seen during her pregnancy; the couple have welcomed their third child, a source confirmed

Over exposure! Pregnant Kim Kardashian‘s workout pants turn see-through under camera flashes…

Health kick: Post workout, Kim headed to Jamba Juice to pick up a smoothieShe has been under even more of a spotlight than usual since she announced her first pregnancy last month. But Kim Kardashian didn’t particularly welcome the paparazzi’s camera flashes which turned her workout pants see-through as she hit the gym in Los Angeles for the second day running on Thursday.

The 32-year-old star tried to pull her T-shirt over her famous behind as the flashbubs captured her wearing no underwear for her workout. The star looked sombre in dark sunglasses, a grey hoodie and the black pants as she left her vehicle to make her way to the gym entrance near her Los Angeles home.

Later, she was spotted heading to Jamba Juice to get herself a healthy smoothie before hdriving home. It was the second day the star had embarked on a workout session, having arrived the previous day wearing a low cut top and black pants for her exercise. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Expectant: Kim’s boyfriend, rapper Kanye West announced her pregnancy on stage during a recent concertExpectant: Kim's boyfriend, rapper Kanye West announced her pregnancy on stage during a recent concertSheer confidence: Kim Kardashian’s workout pants looked a little see-through as she made her way to the gym for the second day in a rowSheer confidence: Kim Kardashian's workout pants looked a little see-through as she made her way to the gym for the second day in a rowGrabbing the headlines: Kim’s status as an expectant mother has thrust her back into the spotlightGrabbing the headlines: Kim's status as an expectant mother has thrust her back into the spotlight

Time to head home: Cheryl Cole and boyfriend Tre Holloway leave their New York hotel and head back to the UK…

Warm but stylish: Cheryl makes sure that she's wrapped in a coat and bubble hat but is still on-trendThey rang in the New Year in style after partying together in New York. But it seems that it’s back to reality for Cheryl Cole and boyfriend Tre Holloway as they packed their bags and headed to the airport on Wednesday, ready to catch a flight home.

While dancer Tre struggled under the weight of four bags as he left the couple’s hotel, Cheryl pulled along just one small suitcase, happy to let her man do all the hard work.

The lovebirds had spent the last day of 2012 watching Jay-Z and Coldplay perform at their concert in Brooklyn but looked ready to get back to their life in the UK.

The Girls Aloud star looked rather dressed up for her trip to the airport, not looking as comfortable as she could have been for the long-haul flight. Showing that she’d clearly not over-indulged during the festive period, like many other people, she wore a pair of super skin-tight leather pants and towering, sky-high stiletto boots.

Looking perfect for the time of year, the singer made sure that she was well wrapped up in a stylish navy blue coat, clinched in at the waist with a black leather belt. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Heading home: Cheryl Cole and boyfriend Tre Holloway carry their bags out to their car as they leave New York on WednesdayHeading home: Cheryl Cole and boyfriend Tre Holloway carry their bags out to their car as they leave New York on Wednesday Festive break: The couple spent the festive period in the US and went to Coldplay and Jay-Z’s concert on New Year’s EveFestive break: The couple spent the festive period in the US and went to Coldplay and Jay-Z's concert on New Year's EveWeighed down: the couple, who began dating six months ago, had a lot of luggage and Tre wheeled most of it out on his ownWeighed down: the couple, who began dating six months ago, had a lot of luggage and Tre wheeled most of it out on his ownLong trip home: The couple leave New York after spending Christmas with Tre’s family to get back to realityLong trip home: The couple leave New York after spending Christmas with Tre's family to get back to realityBack to work: After their long break, the couple will be ready to get back to work in the New YearBack to work: After their long break, the couple will be ready to get back to work in the New Year

George Lucas engaged to DreamWorks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson…

Just months after selling Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney, George Lucas is ready for another big change: marriage. The Star Wars writer-director is engaged to longtime girlfriend and DreamWorks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson, a rep for Lucasfilm, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Star Wars creator, 68, recently popped the question to 43-year-old Mellody Hobson and his daughter Amanda took to Twitter to share her joy with the news.

Posting a link to an online article about the happy news, she tweeted: ‘George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Engaged: “Star Wars’ Director, Businesswoman Set To Marry” Congratulations Dad & Mellody!:)’

It will be the first marriage for Hobson, 43, and the second for Lucas, 68. In addition to her gig with DreamWorks, Hobson also heads Chicago-based investment management firm Ariel Investments Llc. and is chairman of Ariel Mutual Funds. Ariel reportedly is among the largest African-American-owned money management and mutual fund companies in the U.S.

Hobson is a regular financial contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America and in 2009 hosted a show on the same network called Unbroke: What You Need to Know About Money. Lucas made headlines in October for donating his $4.05 billion payday – the amount he received for selling Lucasfilm – to an education foundation.

“As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy,” Lucas said at the time.

It is not yet known when and where Lucas and Hobson, who have dated since 2006, will tie the knot. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Happy news: George Lucas is celebrating his engagement to Mellody Hobson; the couple, who have dated for seven years, are seen in JulyHappy news: George Lucas is celebrating his engagement to Mellody Hobson; the couple, who have dated for seven years, are seen in JulyFigure-hugging: George Lucas’s girlfriend Mellody Hobson’s dress seemed rather tight at Roman Abramovich’ party last yearFigure-hugging: George Lucas's girlfriend Mellody Hobson's dress seemed rather tight

Gabriel Aubry officially ‘in the clear over Oliver Martinez brawl BUT must stay trouble-free for a year’…

Gabriel Aubry will not be prosecuted for his part in the Oliver Martinez brawl – as long as he keeps out of trouble for a year. According to TMZ the L.A. City Attorney had conducted two office hearings — Olivier Martinez showed up with Aubry and Gabriel, then one with just Aubry on a different day.

Law enforcement sources had revealed that the likely outcome is he will agree to take anger management classes but it appears that prosecutors believed that was unnecessary. Reports say the fight happened after Gabriel dropped his four-year-old daughter with Halle, Nahla, off at their home. Olivier reportedly followed him outside and told him ‘they needed to talk’.

After that, Gabriel is said to have pushed the French actor and then lashed out at his face, hitting his shoulder instead. In an act of self-defense, the police sources say Olivier then took three quick punches to Gabriel’s face, which resulted in the injuries and bruises the Canadian actor has been sporting since. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

They think it’s brawl over: Gabriel Aubry will not be charged over his Thanksgiving melee with rival Olivier MartinezThey think it's brawl over: Gabriel Aubry will not be charged over his Thanksgiving melee with rival Olivier MartinezNo wonder he’s smiling: Oliver Martinez’ reputation as a pugilist is at an all-time high after he thrashed GabrielNo wonder he's smiling: Oliver Martinez' reputation as a pugilist is at an all-time high after he thrashed Gabriel

Ass-tastic! Multiracial singer Alexandra Burke shows off her gorgeous bikini body on holiday in Miami…

In their hit song Bootylicious, Destiny’s Child famously sung the lyrics, ‘I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.’ But it looks like one of the R&B group’s biggest fans was more than ready to display her jelly on a Miami beach. Multiracial singer Alexandra Burke showed off her curvy physique on Thursday afternoon, and certainly gave her idol Beyonce a run for her money in the gorgeous body stakes.

Splashing around in the Atlantic ocean, the 24-year old presented a refreshing image in a winter filled with slender celebrities on the beach. But it seemed Alexandra didn’t care who was looking, even when her bikini bottoms scrunched up a little. Her confidence is not surprising when considering she could well be mistaken for an athlete.

Wearing a striped and floral bikini, the 24-year old had clearly been working out prior to the trip with noticeable tone in her upper arms, stomach and legs. Obviously, a new year’s diet definitely does not need to feature on her resolutions list. Alexandra kept her long caramel blonde hair off her face, in a top knot, with a zebra print head scarf wrapped round to keep any flyaways in place. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Baby got back: Alexandra Burke shows off her bootylicious behind on a beach in MiamiBaby got back: Alexandra Burke shows off her bootylicious behind on a beach in MiamiEcstatic: The cool water of the Atlantic ocean must have been a refreshing break from the hot Floridian sunEcstatic: The cool water of the Atlantic ocean must have been a refreshing break from the hot Floridian sunPoster girl: Alexandra provides a real woman’s figure on the beach rather than the array of teeny tiny celebs vacationing this winterPoster girl: Alexandra provides a real woman's figure on the beach rather than the array of teeny tiny celebs vacationing this winterTake me away! The former X Factor winner gets ready for a wave to hitTake me away! The former X Factor winner gets ready for a wave to hitPrints: Alexandra’s bikini strip and floral bikini contrast with her zebra head scarfPrints: Alexandra's bikini strip and floral bikini contrast with her zebra head scarfSplash: The 24-year old beats the Miami heat with a quick dip in the oceanSplash: The 24-year old beats the Miami heat with a quick dip in the oceanRelax: The singer had been partying at a Drake concert on New Year’s Eve so no doubt enjoyed the rejuvenating effects of the sun and chilled waterRelax: The singer had been partying at a Drake concert on New Year's Eve so no doubt enjoyed the rejuvenating effects of the sun and chilled waterNew piercing? Alex looked like she had a new jewelry stud on her left-hand wristNew piercing? Alex looked like she had a new jewellery stud on her left-hand wristReady, Steady, Go! The Islington-born artist can’t wait to get in the sea and cool downReady, Steady, Go! The Islington-born artist can't wait to get in the sea and cool downAmazon woman: Alexandra looked toned and beautiful on the Miami beachAmazon woman: Alexandra looked toned an beautiful on the Miami beachSuper fit: The singer could give Serena Williams a run for her money when it comes to an athletic physiqueSuper fit: The singer could give Serena Williams a run for her money when it comes to an athletic physiqueSnap happy: Alexandra Burke turns the tables on the paps by taking a few candid shots herselfSnap happy: Alexandra Burke turns the tables on the paps by taking a few candid shots herself

Pregnant Kim Kardashian announces she’s working out with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson…

Kim Kardashian She’s an astute businesswoman, who has put her name to everything from make up to clothes and even fake tan. So from the moment Kim Kardashian announced her pregnancy, commentators were predicting a whole new world of marketing opportunities for the reality star.

And it seems that Kim sees no reason to wait for her baby’s birth to cash in, using her blog to promote celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.

‘Tracy Anderson is keeping me in shape!’ she wrote of the trainer, who has famously worked with stars from Madonna to Gwyneth Paltrow.

‘She is helping me make the adjustments necessary to keep me feeling happy, healthy and most importantly create a workout plan that is safe for the baby.’

‘It’s really important for me to have a fitness routine that works for my body and my schedule and I’m really happy with the workout plan Tracy is working with me on.’

While it is not known whether Kim received payment for the write-up, Tracy coincidentally is promoting a series of nine exercise DVDs for pregnant women, entitled The Pregnancy Project. Having Kim onside is sure to do wonders for sales, with the 32-year-old’s endorsement known to hold plenty of influence with her millions of fans. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Keeping in shape! Pregnant Kim Kardashian leaves the Tracy Anderson Gym on Thursday after working with the celebrity trainerKeeping in shape! Pregnant Kim Kardashian leaves the Tracy Anderson Gym on Thursday after working with the celebrity trainerHot mom: Trainer and mother-of-one Tracy Anderson will work with Kim to keep her pregnancy curves in checkHot mom: Trainer and mother-of-one Tracy Anderson will work with Kim to keep her pregnancy curves in check

‘How dare you call my daughter a slut!’ Kris Jenner’s fury as pregnant Kim Kardashian is targeted by Twitter trolls…

Bump watch: The reality TV star was the subject of abuse following her evening out, with some criticising her figure and calling her 'no fit mother'Leave it to her mother to be the first person to defend Kim Kardashian against internet trolls. A furious Kris Jenner took to her Facebook page on Thursday, defending her daughter against disparaging comments made on Twitter on New Year’s Day.

The fiasco began when Kim, who recently announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Kanye West, posted photographs of herself partying with friends in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Commenters turned on the reality star, leaving thousands of cruel remarks.

Many of the social networking site users made statements about the 32-year-old socialite’s weight and criticized her for being in a club while pregnant. One user labeled her ‘no fit mother’ while another called her ‘fat’, adding ‘lose some weight’. She was also described as being ‘busted and old news’ and accused of being ‘f****** up’ to her baby. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Kris to the rescue: Kris Jenner, far right, defended her daughter Kim Kardashian, center, from a spate of online criticism she received for partying on New Year’s EveKris to the rescue: Kris Jenner, far right, defended her daughter Kim Kardashian, center, from a spate of online criticism she received for partying on New Year's EveMom for the save: Kris gained attention for a Facebook post that defended her daughter Kim against internet trollsMom for the save: Kris gained attention for a Facebook post that defended her daughter Kim against internet trollsTrolled: Kim was slammed after she posted this picture with her best friend Brittny Gastineau enjoying New Year’s Eve in a Las Vegas nightclubTrolled: Kim was slammed after she posted this picture with her best friend Brittny Gastineau enjoying New Year's Eve in a Las Vegas nightclub

Matt Damon reveals he gave up director role to be with his four children. ‘I couldn’t leave them!’

His daughter held tight in his arms, its clear Matt Damon is a devoted father. And the talented actor has revealed he stepped down as the director of upcoming movie Promised Land in order to spend more time with his four children.

Damon, who was seen at an airport in Los Angeles with his daughter Gia on Thursday, co-wrote and co-produced the forthcoming drama about the American oil industry alongside The Office funny man John Krasinski. The Borne Identity star had aspirations of directing the film as well, but pulled out of the role two weeks before pre-production because he ‘couldn’t leave’ his children again.

‘I decided that I wasn’t going to direct it on December 15 [2011]. That was my last day of work. The Neill Blomkamp movie [Elysium] that I was on went over. ‘I had been away from my kids, and then I got back and had to do a really intense week or two of press for We Bought A Zoo,’ he said in an interview with Collider.com.’ Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

‘Couldn’t leave the kids': Matt Damon traveled with his young daughter Gia in Los Angeles on Thursday'Couldn't leave the kids': Matt Damon traveled with his young daughter Gia in Los Angeles on ThursdayKeeping her close: Matt held on tightly to his daughter as he arrived at LAXKeeping her close: Matt held on tightly to his daughter as he arrived at LAX Pretty in pink: The actors daughter looked adorable in pink leggings and bright pink shoesPretty in pink: The actors daughter looked adorable in pink leggings and bright pink shoesProud father: The We Bought a Zoo prides himself on his devotion to fatherhoodProud father: The We Bought a Zoo prides himself on his devotion to fatherhoodDressed down dad: Matt looked casual in a pair of jeans, baseball T-shirt and capDressed down dad: Matt looked casual in a pair of jeans, baseball T-shirt and cap

Bag snatchers on motorbike tried to mug Naomi Campbell as she sat in a Paris limousine!!!

Thieves attempted to snatch supermodel Naomi Campbell’s handbag as she sat in a limousine in central Paris, French police confirmed tonight. Revelations about the attack last November came following claims about a ‘violent mugging’ which saw the supermodel end up in a wheelchair. There were reports that the 42-year-old had been attacked just before Christmas as she tried to hail a taxi in the French capital.

In fact she was already sitting in the car when two men on a motorbike are said to have tried to grab her handbag on November 21. The attempted snatch took place in Rue de Moussy, in the trendy Marais district of central Paris, just off the Rue de Rivoli. Nothing was taken, but Ms Campbell filed a complaint at the nearby police station of the 4th arrondissement.

There she refused to have a medical examination, but was later pictured in a wheelchair and wearing a brace. Sources in New York later claimed Ms Campbell had suffered a torn leg ligament in the bag snatch. A spokesman for Naomi Campbell responded with ‘no comment’ when asked about the attack. Visit DailyMail to continue reading…

Best foot forward: Naomi Campbell in a wheelchair in New York following the violent attack in ParisBest foot forward: Naomi Campbell in a wheelchair in New York following the violent attack in ParisBeefed up: Her billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin has upped security around her following the attackBeefed up: Her billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin has has upped security around her following the attack

‘There’s nothing I could do': Ice-T expresses regret at missing Coco‘s debut in Las Vegas burlesque show…

Absence makes the heart grow fonder: Though it can also cause debacles such as Coco's AP.9 controversyTheir marriage has come under close scrutiny in recent weeks after she was photographed cavorting rapper AP.9. And now it has emerged Ice-T felt guilty about missing the opening night of