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More than just celebrity gossip

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Make Marriage Official with Civil Ceremony in Italy

By now, everyone knows that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are husband and wife, but now the marriage is official in the record books!

The couple were married in an official civil ceremony Monday, September 29, at the Palazzo Ca’ Loredan in Venice, Italy. The ceremony fell into accordance with Italy’s laws, and was, therefore, a legal union. The couple had a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 27 as well, at Venice’s Aman Canal Grande Hotel, but today’s ceremony sealed the deal. The ceremony was performed by former Rome Mayor Walter Viltroni, who is a friend of George’s.

This entire weekend was definitely elegant and beautiful, as the couple spent time with friends and family in beautiful Venice. The couple had bachelor and bachelorette parties on Friday night, with a lavish ceremony on Saturday,  a big celebration party Sunday evening, and then the official civil ceremony today. Guests included Anna Anna Wintour, Cindy Crawford, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Bill Murray.

Congrats to the happy couple! Wishing them love and happiness in the years to come!

Image via Rachel Murray/Getty

 

Snooki Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her fiance Jionni LaValle have welcomed their second child–a baby girl! Snooki tweeted the news to her followers that she had given birth today, September 26, to baby Giovanna Marie LaValle! 

Jason Derulo Confirms Breakup with Jordin Sparks

The reports are true! Singers Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks have indeed broken up, and Jason has confirmed the news himself.

The “Talk Dirty” singer told KDWB-FM’s Big D, during a phone interview that everything is “cool” between him and Jordin. Though he was reluctant to comment on the split, Big D got him to talk, and Jason told him that the two would stay friends.  “Yeah, everything is cool, man,” he continued. “It’s not a bad situation. You know, it’s not one of those kinda things.”

The couple first went public back in January 2012, and have been spotted together at several events since. They’ve even collaborated on songs together!

This was honestly shocking to me! I always look at Jason and Jordin, and they were always so happy and lovey dovey. I know every relationship isn’t perfect, obviously, but they seemed like they were really going to make it.  I’m not sure the reasoning behind the breakup, but at least they are friendly still, according to Jason. Glad to see there’s no bad blood.

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CELEB SPOTTING: Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha Have Quality Time in NYC

In a rare appearance together, actress Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha were spotted walking together in NYC!

The couple, new parents to 5-month-old Isabelle, are notoriously private and are very rarely photographed together. Kerry likes it that way. The Scandal actress keeps her personal business personal, and there’s no changing that! “I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me. I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life,” she told Glamour magazine last year. “I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine [she covered InStyle Wedding in 2005 before ending her engagement to actor David Moscow in 2007]…But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.’ So I just thought, ‘OK, no more.'” Smart.

I love when we do actually see them together, though! I think they are a beautiful couple, and I love to see couples together and happy. It’s the romantic in me!

In other news, make sure you check out Scandal’s season premiere tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC! 

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Talks Fitness for Health Magazine

Jada Pinkett-Smith showed off her fabulous body on the cover of the most recent issue of Health magazine! The 43-year-old actress and mom discussed her fitness and eating routine, as well as as how she feels about getting older! Check out the highlights below!

On her fitness regimen:
It’s funny—my cardio workout varies. If I have a heavy carb week, I’ve got a heavy cardio week. I tell people all the time, ‘You can eat whatever you want, as long as you’re willing to put the work in, and that’s a thing I had to learn. So I make sure I do something physical every single day. But that doesn’tt mean you have to go to the gym and freaking kill yourself! I do 20 minutes of cardio a day. Everybodys thinking you gotta be in the gym for an hour and a half. Literally, I’m never in the gym longer than 45 minutes. Just be consistent—that’s it! It doesn’t necessarily have to be intense, and you will see a difference. Just go out of your house and do a brisk walk! Every night, my mother and I take the dog and just walk, and that’s a ritual for us.

On the foods she focuses on to stay healthy and being big on lean protein and fresh veggies:
And carbs! My husband’s trainer started giving me diet tips, and he dismissed the myth that more carbs means you’re going to be unhealthy. What I realized is that I wasn’t eating enough of the proper foods like pasta and rice. I needed more of a high-carb situation in order to facilitate the amount of calories I burn. That meant more fruits, meant a lot of vegetables because those are carbs as well and, if I want, some pasta or toast or English muffins.

On her bikini photo showing off her toned body
Willow took that photo. She said, “Mommy, you look so beautiful in this picture.” I couldn’t really see it, but I was so charmed that that’s how she sees her mother. I’m getting teary thinking about it now. [Tears spill down her cheeks.] Because when your kids get to be teenagers, they can get a little rough on you, you know what I mean?

On feeling good about getting older
Because it is what it is! I’m getting older! I’ve never looked at myself as, like, a beauty. I’m not sore on the eye, but I know there’s always going to be somebody more beautiful—always. My grandmother used to say to me, “It’s not about what you look like on the outside. It’s what you look like on the inside.” So she helped me learn at an early age to be well-rounded, to be spiritual, to be compassionate.

And my mom said, “You can do whatever you want with your hair and your clothes.” I went to art school, and I could make my hair lime green if I wanted. So there was a certain internal power that grew within me because I didn’t have a problem being who I was, no matter what room I was in.

On Her date nights with Will
A lot of times, we’ll do it at the house because when we go out it can be a little hectic. So we have different places around our yard where we like to set up a little Arabian tent, pillows, wine and cheese, candlelight. Will likes really thought-out productions.

Jada is freaking GORGEOUS! She stays on top of her fitness, and eats well, but doesn’t deny herself food to maintain her body either. She’s confident in her body, and that’s definitely something to look to!

Image via Health Magazine

Lady Gaga Releases ‘Eau De Gaga’ Fragrance Commercial

Lady Gaga is putting in work! The singer is currently in the middle of her ARTPOP tour, promoting her latest album. She also has her joint jazz album with Tony Bennett coming out next week, and now, she has released her official commercial for her new fragrance, Eau De Gaga!

Directed by Steven Klein, the commercial features Gaga in a what looks to be a satin white dress, showing off her body while laying on a shirtless man. The commercial strangely takes a turn when a boxer comes out of nowhere fighting, but I guess that means the new fragrance is a knockout and we HAVE to buy it?! I’ll definitely sample some when it comes out.

Check out the full commercial below!

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Whitney Houston’s Greatest Performances Album is On the Way

An album with some of the best live performances from the late, great Whitney Houston is coming!  The commemorative album, entitled ‘Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances’  hit stores on November 10th.

I knew this was coming, since record labels still try to make money off of their artists even after they’re gone. However, I’m still excited for this. Whitney always was and always will be incredible, and I definitely want to snag this for my collection.

Check out the tracklist for the CD and DVD below!

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances CD:

  1. Home (The Merv Griffin Show, 1983)
  2. You Give Good Love (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
  3. How Will I Know (The Brit Awards, 1987)
  4. One Moment In Time (The 31st Annual Grammy® Awards, 1989)
  5. Greatest Love Of All (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  7. The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
  8. All The Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  9. I’m Your Baby Tonight(Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  10. A Song For You (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  11. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
  12. I’m Every Woman (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  13. I Will Always Love You (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  14. My Love Is Your Love (Late Show With David Letterman, 1998)
  15. I Believe In You And Me (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
  16. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances DVD:

  1. Home (The Merv Griffin Show,1 983)
  2. You Give Good Love (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
  3. How Will I Know (The Brit Awards, 1987)
  4. One Moment In Time (The 31st Annual Grammy® Awards, 1989)
  5. Greatest Love Of All (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  7. The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
  8. All The Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  9. I’m Your Baby Tonight(Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  10. A Song For You (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  11. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
  12. I’m Every Woman (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  13. I Will Always Love You (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  14. My Love Is Your Love (Music Video – BONUS DVD-ONLY MUSIC VIDEO)
  15. My Love Is Your Love (Late Show With David Letterman, 1998)
  16. When You Believe (with Mariah Carey) (The 71st Annual Academy Awards, 1999 – BONUS DVD-ONLY DUET PERFORMANCE))
  17. I Believe In You And Me (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
  18. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)

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REPORT: Beyoncé and Jay Z Working on Joint Album!

This power couple just won’t let up! Reports are circulating that Beyoncé and Jay Z are working on a joint album!

The couple is said to be in the studio, recording new music, according to Dash Radio‘s DJ Skee. No one in either star’s camp has made an announcement yet, but the album is rumored to be set for release in late 2014 or early 2014.

It only makes sense to me…they work incredibly well together! Bey and Jay have already done a bunch of hit songs together, including “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” “Crazy In Love,” “Upgrade You,” and now, more recently, “Drunk in Love” and “Part II (On the Run).” Plus they’ve just finished co-headlining their On The Run Tour, which was a huge success! The Carters just got back from their final nights on the tour in Paris, planning to air the show this Saturday on HBO.

This will be their first full-length album together, if the reports are true. The way I see it, they can release this album, and possibly go on tour again in the summer! It would be perfect. I didn’t get to see them this go-around since I was out of the country, but, if they went on tour again, I’d be sure to snag a ticket! I’m definitely hoping that this album comes to pass.

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CELEB SPOTTING: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Stars Get Together for Brunch

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for life! America FerreraAmber TamblynBlake Lively, and Alexis Bledel, the stars of the hit film, met up this week for brunch!

Amber shared a selfie on Instagram with her offscreen friends, saying “Brunch with my best bitches. #sisterhood @preserve_us @americaferrera.”  America shared the photo as well, saying “Always a good day when I’m with my sisters #DeLosPantalones Love these amazing women.”

The actresses starred as Carmen, Tibby, Bridget, and Lena in the 2006 film, coming together for a sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 in 2008.

All of them are now married, and continue to act and work on new ventures. It’s always good to see the four of them together. They’ve developed such a great bond, and it’s evident in the time that they make for each other. I’m still secretly holding out for another Sisterhood movie though!

Image via Amber Tamblyn/Instagram

Robin Thicke Admitted in Deposition to Being High While Recording “Blurred Lines”

Wow. In a deposition back in April, Robin Thicke admitted to lying to the media and being high when he recorded his hit “Blurred Lines.”

The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of the transcript of the deposition, which was Robin’s defense against the family of legendary singer Marvin Gaye, who filed a lawsuit against Robin, along with Pharrell Williams (who wrote the song), accusing them of stealing Marvin’s classic “Got To Give It Up,” for “Blurred Lines.”

According to the transcript, Robin admitted under oath that it was actually Pharrell who wrote the song. “I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit,” he said. “I tried to take credit for it later because [Williams] wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that.” He was asked if he was present while Pharrell made the track, and that’s when Robin admitted that he was completely gone anyway. “To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” the singer recollected. “So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted…to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was …I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.” Robin also admitted to being high while doing press throughout 2013, but had since given up Vicodin, though not alcohol.

Robin’s defense has spoken out on the transcript being released. “Robin’s moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim,” Howard King, attorney, managing partner of King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, said to Us Weekly.

It’s crazy. Just last year Robin seemed to be on top of the world, and it’s almost like his life is just spiraling down hill. He lost his wife, he’s being sued, and now we find out that he was trying to mask his pain behind drugs and alcohol. It’s really sad. I’m hoping that he is able to bounce back.

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CELEB SPOTTING: Married with Children Cast Reunites After 17 Years

Reunited and it feels so good! The cast of the hit sitcom Married With Children reunited 17 years after the show’s finale for Katey Sagal’s award ceremony for her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles!

Katey posed for a picture with her former costars Christina ApplegateEd O’Neill and David Faustino, who came out to celebrate with her. Ed played Katey’s husband, and Christina and David played their kids Kelly and Bud. Married With Children had an eleven season run on Fox before the final episode aired in 1997.

In a video posted on the Walk of Fame website, Christina joked, “I met Katey when I was 15-years-old, so it’s been about 10 years since we met…I’ll never forget the day that I met her. I walked into the rehearsal hall for Married with Children and she was sitting there wearing a white T-shirt and jeans and I’ve never seen anyone look that good in a white T-shirt and jeans in my entire life.” She continued, “The fact that your body is better now than it was then makes me sick. Because I’m wearing a Fitbit trying to get rid of all my baby weight!”

Always good to see old casts reunite!

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Christina Milian Lands Reality TV Show on E!

Christina Milian is officially part of the E! family! The network announced that the singer will have her own reality TV show, which will document the recording of her upcoming album.

The network announced:

“It’s always been non-stop for Christina who has been working as an entertainer since she was a kid, but with some recent events like a newly broken off engagement, her life has become even more complicated. She is an artist under Lil Wayne’s Young Money Label and working on another studio album with Wayne, who is currently touring with Drake. With these new professional commitments and as a mom, Christina constantly strives to find the balance she so desperately wants between family and career especially when her days are split between New York, LA and Miami. Whether this multi-talented artist is lending her musical expertise as the social correspondent on the hit series “The Voice” or a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” this powerhouse is really making a push to re-brand herself as edgy and modern and turning up her career to the next level.”

The show, tentatively titled “Christina Milian Turned Up,” is set to air in early 2015.

I can’t say that I’m going to be watching, because I’m not really a big Christina Milian fan. However, it’s definitely a good look for her and her career. She will get to promote her upcoming work and re-brand herself, if she plays her card right. To be connected with a big network like E! is a huge deal, so hopefully she uses the show to her best advantage.

CELEB SPOTTING: Newlyweds Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Honeymooning in Bali

Newlyweds Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross were spotted looking all lovey dovey honeymooning in Bali! Ashlee rocked a hot one-piece swimsuit complete with a straw hat, and Evan, wearing a hat much like his new bride, was shirtless in a pair of swimming trunks. Ashlee was smiling as Evan snapped a picture of her!

Evan’s legendary mother, Diana Ross, said in an exclusive statement to Us Weekly that the couple’s wedding day was great! “The wedding went perfectly,” the singer said of the ceremony. “We had a beautiful rainbow surrounding us, loving family and friends, great music, and great speeches from loving and caring friends, and joyful children dancing the night away.”

The two are definitely a beautiful couple, and it’s wonderful that they’ve found happiness in each other! Best wishes to them both!

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Bethany Mota Talks YouTube Success for Seventeen

Seventeen magazine is going to be the first major women’s magazine to dedicate an issue to big stars on YouTube, including beauty and fashion YouTuber Bethany MotaBethany has been a huge success with her own channel dedicated to beauty, fashion and DIY tutorials, gaining over 7 million subscribers! Soon the YouTuber will also be featured on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars as well. 

Featured on the cover of the mag, Bethany talked about her success story and her hope for other girls in the world. Check out some of the highlights below!

How being bullied inspired Bethany  to start filming beauty videos when she was 13:
“It was so cool seeing girls being positive and spreading happiness. At first, I made beauty videos that were like everyone else’s –- I’d try to act perfect. But then I realized it might be more fun if I was just myself. So I showed my silly side and kept in the bloopers. I liked those videos way more, and people appreciated that realness.”

What it’s been like to grow up on YouTube:
“I think it’s taught me to be a lot more self-motivated and has taught me how to encourage myself and not rely on a teacher or a boss telling me what to do. I’m my own boss. My biggest thing to overcome has been not being afraid to be different. It’s safer to do what everyone else is doing, but it pays off way more to be yourself.”

Her advice for other girls who are trying to find their place in the world:
“You have to be your own motivator! A lot of teens say they’re bored. Before I got on YouTube, I’d say the same thing. But there is always something you can be doing. If YouTube isn’t your thing, maybe it’s a sport or something else you’re good at. There’s always something you can be the best at –- you just have to look for it.”

You can check out Seventeen.com for more! I’ve checked out some of Bethany’s work, and she’s a very charismatic and real young woman who is making an impact doing what she loves. Go her!

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Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault

Chris Brown pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor assault, and was sentenced to time served. He only spent two days in a D.C. jail.

The assault occurred back in October, when Chris allegedly hit a man after he tried to get in a picture Chris was taking with two women. The singer was soon arrested, though he previously pleaded not guilty in the case.

Chris’ attorney, Danny Onorato, fought hard for Chris, saying that he had already been punished enough, reminding the court of the time the singer already spent in Jail and four months he spent receiving inpatient counseling. “To say that he’s been punished severely in this matter is an understatement,” Onorato said. Chris’ career has been on hold for almost a year, and he wanted to get back to work, putting this case behind him.

After his hearing, Chris only said: “I would like to say to the court that I’m sorry.”

I REALLY hope that Chris gets his act together. I’d rather hear about his music and career, versus dumb mistakes he makes off of anger.

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