Friday, December 31, 2010

Mary J. Blige Dishes about Favorite Accessory

Soul singer Mary J. Blige says that one of her favorite fashion accessories is one of the most often overlooked: fragrance. Blige managed to sell 60,000 bottles of her debut fragrance, “My Life” within six hours after it went on sale on HSN. Said Blige, “Choosing a fragrance should be determined by how you're dressed. If you're going to black-tie event, you might want something a little stronger, sexier - but you would necessarily wear that scent to the office.”

Blige revealed that she has always loved fragrance, but she felt that many of the fragrances on the market were too strong for her. Thus she was inspired to create My Life as a way of sharing one of her great loves other than music.

Khloe Kardashian to get Reality Show

The latest celebrity gossip about Khloe Kardashian is that the 26-year-old socialite and new husband L.A. Laker Lamar Odom will soon begin working on a “Newlyweds” type reality show. The show will begin shooting in the spring, and a source says it will have a similar vibe to Bravo’s “housewife” series “Bethenny Getting Married.”

But that’s not all you’ll be seeing of the reality-TV Kardashian clan. “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” which will debut January 23, won’t be featuring Kourtney’s son Mason. Rumor has it that dad Scott Disick demanded $5,000 per episode for the 12-month-old and didn’t get it, so little Mason won’t be on the show.

Rihanna is Single Again

The latest celebrity news and gossip about singer Rihanna is that she has ended her relationship with baseball player Matt Kemp, whom she has been with for about a year. A source told People magazine that she “considers herself single.”

While it’s good news for the guys, no doubt the competition for Rihanna’s attention will be fierce. The same source says, “She never has a problem finding guys.” Kemp plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was the singer’s first serious relationship since her break-up with Chris Brown in 2009 following an incident of domestic violence.

Neither a rep for Rihanna nor for Kemp will confirm whether the two have parted ways. The singer is currently vacationing with her family in Barbados.

Carey Mulligan More Comfortable with Self Now

It’s hard to imagine red carpet favorite Carey Mulligan feeling self-conscious, but the Oscar-nominated star says she used to deprive herself when she experienced “a phase of not being comfortable with myself.” Known for her Audrey Hepburn-like fashion style, Mulligan says, “It was not fun.”

Mulligan says the turning point was when she saw a dancing scene in the movie An Education and discovered how visible her spine was. Now the fashion industry darling says that she eats what she wants “within reason.” She now says that she is far more comfortable with herself and the Hollywood scene, and if her new movie Never Let Me Go is nominated for an Oscar, she plans to have a drink and relax rather than be uptight about it.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Reese Witherspoon Engaged to Hollywood Agent

Actress Reese Witherspoon, who a year ago was the subject of much celebrity gossip about her relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal, has recently got engaged to Hollywood agent Jim Toth. The two have been dating for about a year and got together after her split with Gyllenhaal. It will be the second marriage for Witherspoon, who has two children from a former marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe, from whom she was divorced in 2008.

The happy couple was engaged over the Christmas holidays after having dated for nearly a year. No word on what Witherspoon’s latest fashion accessory – her engagement ring – looks like, but word is that “price wasn’t an issue,” so it’s bound to be stunning. Toth was recently named the head of CAA’s motion picture talent department in September.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Avril Lavigne Thrilled Rihanna Sampled her Song

The latest celebrity news about Avril Lavigne is that she will debut her brand new single during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. But she can also be heard in sampled form on Rihanna’s new party song “Cheers (Drink to That),” which contains a snippet from Lavigne’s 2002 hit “I’m With You.”

Lavigne, famous for her hard-driving pop and punk princess fashion style, told Entertainment Weekly, “I think Rihanna's awesome, she has great songs, she's a really great singer, so yeah I was excited.” For her part, Rihanna told MTV News that “Cheers” is one of her favorite songs on her new album. Look for Lavigne’s new Album in March.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig Step out for Holidays

Rumored couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are no longer keeping things secret. After months of celebrity gossip swirling around the two, Weisz recently split with her fiancé, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, and afterwards she and Craig spent Christmas together. The couple were seen walking together in the snow in Dorset, southwestern England.

Craig, 42, and Weisz, 39, were reported by a local paper as looking like “a romantic couple in a film.” Craig, who made a name for his 007 celebrity fashion style thanks to designer Tom Ford’s wardrobe in the last two James Bond films, is reported to have split from his American partner, though neither party has commented on the situation.

Alicia Keys asks ‘What Would Oprah Do?’

Soul singer Alicia Keys considers American TV mogul Oprah Winfrey one of the wisest women she knows, taking her advice on several important issues. After having a near breakdown in 2006, she said she took Winfrey’s advice about getting your life back after achieving fame. Winfrey also advised Keys not to get drawn into talking about personal issues that tend to turn into the latest celebrity gossip.

Without going into details, Keys told the UK’s Now magazine, “Right now my life is really, really good. Love fills you up like nothing else can.” Keys married her sweetheart Swizz Beatz in July, and the two became parents to a son, Egypt, in October.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Selena Gomez Says she’s ‘Just Friends’ with Justin Bieber

After being spotted with teen heartthrob Justin Bieber recently, Selena Gomez has been the focus of the latest celebrity news and gossip, but she says she and Bieber are only friends. “We're very lucky, but we just like to hang out,” she told People magazine. She also expressed admiration for Bieber’s Grammy nominations, telling People, “He worked so hard and I definitely think he deserves it.”

Gomez recently rocked the red carpet at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in L.A. December 12 at the 2010 Hollywood Style Awards. She wore a Max Azria Atelier gown with a sheer skirt to the event, where she presented the Future Style Icon award to Corey Monteith.

Elizabeth Hurley Divorcing

The latest celebrity gossip from the UK is that British actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has separated from husband Arun Nayar, a split she announced on Twitter Sunday. “Not a great day. For the record, my husband Arun and I separated a few months ago,” she wrote. She is apparently involved with an Australian cricket player named Shane Warne, and photos of the two together have been snapped by paparazzi.

Long popular in the UK, Hurley became internationally famous in the 1990s for her long romance with actor Hugh Grant. She began seeing Nayar, a textile heir, in 2002 and the couple wed in 2007 in a very lavish ceremony on two continents. Hurley, who did not insist on a prenuptial agreement, is famous for her daring fashion style, and has long been a favorite of fashion industry label Versace.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Kate Bosworth Promotes ‘The Warrior’s Way’

Actress Kate Bosworth has been busy making the talk show rounds to promote her latest movie The Warrior’s Way, and she says that the movie gives audiences something new. The fantasy action film was produced by Barrie Osborne (producer of Lord of the Rings) and was directed by Sngmoo Lee. The latest celebrity news is that the film is that Kate’s role is exciting, though the film has received mixed reviews.

While promoting the film on the show ‘Chelsea Lately,’ Bosworth presented her hostess with a piece of jewelry from her JewelMint line of fashion accessories. The jewelry, which is sold online, is specifically chosen for each person, with customers creating a style profile and the site choosing pieces that go with her own personal style.

Angelina Jolie Creating ‘Statement’ Jewelry Line

Her celebrity fashion style always makes a statement, and now Angelina Jolie is creating a new line of jewelry with Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels. She wore a piece from the collection at the Berlin premiere of her movie Salt earlier this year: a black spinel necklace bezel set in rose colored gold.

Robert Procop has designed jewelry for Jolie for a decade, describing the new fashion accessories as “pieces she wears herself.” Each piece is priced individually, sold through Procop’s network of clients, and the proceeds from the sales go to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. This is not Jolie’s first jewelry collection, however. Last year she and partner Brad Pitt created a collection of gold and silver jewelry for Asprey, with all profits donated to the same charity.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christina Aguilera Speaks out about Divorce

Celebrity news and gossip surrounding Christina Aguilera in recent weeks has focused on her impending divorce from Jordan Bratman, father of the couple’s son Max. Recently, Aguilera spoke out about the causes of their split. She told People magazine, “Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it.” The Burlesque star also said she felt “torn about splitting our family up.”

The couple had been married five years, and she said she felt like her son would suffer more if the two remained in an unhappy marriage. Since filing for divorce, Aguilera has been seen with Matthew Rutler, who worked as a set assistant on Burlesque. By all accounts, she is quite smitten. She told People Rutler was someone she could “spend hours with on the phone talking to and all of a sudden it's daylight."

Cate Blanchett Happy to Look 40

The latest celebrity news about Cate Blanchett is that she is fine with looking her age, 41. She recently told the UK’s InStyle magazine, “There's so much pressure and fear to do all that surgery stuff but I'm really not interested in looking 25 again.” She also says that she tries to wear as little makeup as she can. As a working actress and a mother of three, Blanchett recently decided to cut her hair to make it easier to manage.

Blanchett, whose fashion style plays off her pale, ethereal looks, is in talks to be in Noah Baumbach’s latest movie While We’re Young, along with James Franco and Ben Stiller. The movie centers around a free-spirited couple’s influence on an uptight documentarian and his wife.

Taylor Swift, Gyllenhaal Pairing Intrigues Public

The apparent couplehood of singer Taylor Swift, 20, and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, 29, is celebrity news and gossip that has seriously piqued the interest of the entertainment industry’s celebrity chroniclers. First spotted together in October at a taping of “Saturday Night Live,” the two have been seen together many times since, both in New York and in Swift’s hometown of Nashville.

The latest issue of Us Weekly has the two on the cover holding hands over the Thanksgiving holiday, and sources say that the two have met each others’ famlies. Speculation is rife over what could have brought the two such seemingly different people together, with the two favorite conjectures being, “They’re promoting new projects,” and “He likes blondes.”

Beyonce Pics from Tom Ford Show Released

In September, fashion industry titan Tom Ford returned to women’s wear with a New York show that only included a small selection of fashion industry insiders. In fact, it was so private that only one photographer attended and no photos were released until just this week. The January 2011 issue of fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar UK will be releasing photos of Tom Ford models that include Beyoncé, Lauren Hutton, and Julianne Moore.

Beyoncé was photographed in a magnificent sequined sheath dress, with fishnet stockings and “supersized” hair. She apparently enjoyed the experience: “It was so much fun! It felt like a performance,” she told Bazaar.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Christina Aguilera has a new Boyfriend

Christina Aguilera, who recently filed for divorce from her husband, Jordan Bratman, appears to have a new beau. This latest bit of celebrity news and gossip comes on reports of Aguilera being seen out dancing with Matt Rutler in West Hollywood last week. Rutler worked as a set assistant on Aguilera’s new film Burlesque, and the two flew to New York over the Thanksgiving weekend while Aguilera’s 2-year-old son Max stayed with his dad.

In perhaps even bigger news, Aguilera, Rutler, and some friends visited Rutler’s family home in Rhode Island, and his mom got to meet the pop star. Later, the two partied together at the Boom Boom Room in New York City.

Nicole Kidman Awaits Opening of New Movie

Nicole Kidman, whose striking beauty has given her an iconic celebrity fashion style recently told Oprah Winfrey that her favorite thing is taking her youngest child Sunday Rose out shopping and giving her the froth from her cappuccinos. “I have a cappuccino, and she has what she thinks is a cappuccino, and it's just froth.”

The other latest celebrity news about Kidman is the December opening of her new movie Rabbit Hole, which is based on a Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play. In this wrenching drama, Kidman plays the mother of a child who is killed accidentally and who must figure out how to put her life and marriage back together. The movie also stars Aaron Eckert, Dianne Wiest, and Sandra O