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Friday, June 20, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Two of the older celebrity models, still looking good in bikinis.
Eva Herzigova, who became a household name after winning the Wonderbra contract in 1994, turned heads while on a break in St Tropez, frolicking on the beach a skimpy string two-piece number. She is back in form after welcoming her first child, George, a year ago with her multi-millionaire Italian boyfriend Gregorio Marsiaj. During the pregnancy, she gained more than 25lbs and proudly declared at the time, 'I love being fat'.
Helena Christensen was enjoying a romantic getaway to Miami with her British boyfriend Paul Banks. In between topping up her tan, the mother-of-one showered the Interpol frontman - who is ten years her junior - with affection while relaxing at the South Beach hotel.
Helena, now a respected photographer, apparently has a penchant for rockers - she was romantically linked with the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan. Her abs are as good as those of athletic model Marisa Miller!
And it's not just former supermodels who are forever beautiful....
Beautiful Hollywood star Kelly Hu is 41 years young!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Beautiful Rihanna says she will never become a diva or take drugs, despite tasting success at such a young age.
The R&B singer told the Guardian that her father's cocaine addiction made her mature at an early age, and made her swear never to put herself in that same position. Born (Feb 20, 1988) in the Caribbean island-nation of Barbados, Rihanna helped her mother in raising her two younger brothers. Rihanna first came into the limelight at age 15 when she won a school beauty contest.
Rihanna loved music and started singing when she was little, but she never performed in front of a crowd in her native country. As she recalls, "I did one talent show at my high school, and I won it singing Mariah Carey's Hero." And Rihanna says dancing is part of Barbadian culture, which she and her friends enjoyed at their local club, The Courtyard.
Rihanna's music career had an unusual beginning. The American record producer Evan Rogers, who has a Barbadian wife, visited the country on holiday and was introduced by a mutual friend to Rihanna. He invited her to New York where Rihanna recorded a demo album in 2004, which was sent out to several record labels, eventually being picked up by Jay-Z's Def Jam.
The next year Def Jam released 17-year old Rihanna's debut album, Music of the Sun, with its hit single Pon De Replay. In an interview she described her musical influences as reggae, hip-hop, and R&B. Her musical idols growing up were Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and Beyoncé Knowles who is Jay-Z's girlfriend.
Her rapid rise to stardom did not dislodge Rihanna from her roots, "It is such an honour to carry the torch for Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean. When I performed at the [MTV] Video Music Awards, so many people had the Barbados flag and people back home saw that and were just so touched. They had never seen a Bajan artist on the international stage like that before, which is amazing. Sometimes, when you have that kind of support, you feel like you could take on the world."
Rihanna says she was first exposed to rock music when in the US and she incorporated those sounds in the song Kisses Don't Lie from her next album, A Girl Like Me. In 2007 Rihanna really hit the big time with her album Good Girl Gone Bad, which had the award-winning single Umbrella, named the most successful song in the world for 2007.
The success of this album took Rihanna on her first solo tour across the US, Canada, and over to Europe. She has yet to perform in her native Barbados even though the country now celebrates a "Rihanna Day" in her honor. Prime Minister David Thompson has also named Rihanna the honorary cultural ambassador for Barbados. Rihanna's latest chart-topping single is Take A Bow....she attributed some of her recent success to her new hair-cut!
Rihanna has been featured in several magazines with a variety of hair styles.
Rihanna will be starring in the upcoming film Mama Black Widow. The film, also set to star rapper-turned-actor Mos Def, is based on a 1969 novel by former pimp Iceberg Slim. The book tells the story of a black household in the 1930s American south. The film will be directed by Darren Grant.
Rihanna's complete name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Her father Ronaldo Fenty has African and Irish ancestry (during the British occupation of Barbados these two communities were brought here as slaves), while her mother Monica is of Guyanese descent. Such variety has given Rihanna a sensational body; her legs were insured by shaving company Gillete for $1 million (see Rihanna Body).
Apart from her music, Rihanna promotes several products in deals with cosmetics giant Clinique, retailer H&M and Secret deodorant. Following her hit song she sells a line of umbrellas and now Rihanna says, "There might be a clothing line on the horizon, maybe underwear."
Rihanna has been linked romantically with Josh Hartnett, which she denied by explaining that they only met once. Another link up that Rihanna denied was with her boss Jay-Z, saying that such rumors came with the territory. She is now dating singer Chris Brown and has been seen publicly with him.
Rihanna says that she likes to wear some of her stage outfits in the bedroom! She said: "I like to push the envelope sometimes. It depends on the mood and the occasion. It's always fun to take some home. Sometimes I get to do that."
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The lovely Brazilian babe Alessandra Ambrosio, in a bright yellow maternity dress and a chic green scarf, drinking blended green tea earlier this week. See more pictures at Celebrity Gossip.
Alessandra and boyfriend Jamie Mazur threw a baby shower on Monday to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their first child, expected later this summer. More pictures at Celebrity Babies.
People Magazine reports: "To all of our family and friends, we are pleased to announce that our little princess Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur was born on Sunday Aug 24 at 7:32 p.m.," Ambrosio says in a statement. "She is 6.3 lbs. and absolutely perfect." Anja Louise was born in Brazil. The supermodel, 27, and her boyfriend, California businessman Jamie Mazur, have been dating since 2005. This is their first child."
So far, Ambrosio says, motherhood has been a breeze. "She hasn't cried once except for a second when they pulled her out," says Ambrosio, who continued modeling during her pregnancy, and plans to be back at work in time for November's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. "We have now felt a new kind of love and joy that we never knew existed."
Jessica Alba is due to deliver her baby anytime this month. Watch this space:
And here she is Honor Marie Warren on the cover of OK Magazine.
Jessica's father Mark says Honor is the spitting image of her famous mother. He said: "She's got Jessica's complexion, her hair, her eyes. She looks like Jessica when she was a baby. I thought Jessica was the prettiest baby I had ever seen, but I was wrong. The fact that this little girl came out of my daughter's stomach, it blows my mind."
"She looks like a girl version of me," Cash says. "She has my nose, my eyebrows and my..."
"Forehead and dimples," Jessica finishes, adding, "She has my mouth when I was a baby. And my ears."
Rosario Dawson, her Sin City co-star, is sure Jessica is coping well with her new responsibilities. She tells People.com, "She'll be really attentive and really strong and she'll be a great role model. She's very smart and I like that about her. I don't know what people think about her on the outside or what their impression is, but Jessica is very strong and a very powerful woman. She'll probably be the disciplinarian more than Cash. I can definitely see that."
Jessica puts Honor's education before fame and celebdom, telling OK! magazine, "When she finishes college, she can do whatever she wants." Read More......