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It’s easy to see why Simon Cowell was eager to add Britney Spears to his panel of “The X Factor” judges.
The “Toxic” singer, 30, officially announced her participation in the show during the FOX Upfront event in New York on Monday. Spears slipped into a body-hugging, white minidress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes to join Cowell, 52, L.A. Reid, 55, and new judge Demi Lovato, 19, on stage.
“I am so excited about this whole experience. It’s going to be so much fun and so different from anything I’ve ever done,” Spears told the crowd. “I’m ready to find the true star.”
Spears — engaged to Jason Trawick, 40, since December — changed into another sexy number backstage, opting for a purple Alexander Wang minidress. “I couldn’t be more excited to join The ‘X Factor’ judging panel. I’m a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action,” she told Us Weekly in a statement Monday. “Simon and L.A. better watch out!”
Also on display: Spears’ 3-carat Neil Lane engagement ring, worth an estimated $90,000!
Lovato, who recently dyed her hair blond, turned heads in a colorful design by Falguni & Shane Peacock. “I am totally stoked to be here,” she exclaimed. “I’m excited to represent my generation.”
Spears and Lovato have replaced former judges Paula Abdul, 49, and Nicole Scherzinger, 33, who were fired from “The X Factor” in January. Ex-host Steve Jones’ replacement has yet to be announced.
Kanye West knows best!
It’s been awhile since the “Way Too Cold” rapper and DW Kanye West designer has gone off on one of his notorious Twitter rants, but West couldn’t help himself on Saturday. Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend unleashed a new rant — this time, passionately sharing his fashion pet peeves and used New Yorkers as his inspiration.
“Just driving through the city and I see a few things I hate…” the 34-year-old rapper/fashion designer tweeted Saturday. “I hate button up shirts with hoods. I hate hoods with sport coats. I hate sport coats with button up shirts, jeans and dress shoes.”
“I hate khaki trench coats with jeans and off brand work out sneakers,” he continued. “I hate khaki cargo shorts. I hate big ass striped scarves. I hate long ass sideburns with line up RnB beard.”
And West concluded his rant by writing, “…All this in 5 blocks. Detest. #I’m on my snob.”
However, West recently suffered a wardrobe malfunction himself! While exiting a car with Kardashian in NYC, West was caught trying to pull up his pants by photographers.
“He was getting out of the car and his belt got pulled by this hook on the car door and he was trying to pull it up quick and his belt was really heavy,” Kardashian, 31, explained to E! News Wednesday. “It was a wardrobe malfunction, but it wasn’t anything intentional. It was not scandalous.”
The NYPD is no stranger to abuse allegations, at the end of the day, I guess the public should be thankful that they are ridding the streets of those armed vampires….. *Rolls Eyes*. Lookin good, people.
A former Playboy bunny is suing the New York Police Department claiming they manhandled her following an altercation with a cab driver in 2006.
Stephanie Adams, 40, says police drew their guns on her and with unnecessary force shoved her face to the pavement causing physical injury after her taxi driver accused her as being armed and dangerous.
According to the New York Post, the driver, Eric Darko, later told city investigators that he believed Ms Adams was a vampire.
Ms Adams was taking the taxi driven by Mr Darko on May 25 back her to apartment when he refused to bring her any closer to her building, according to Ms Adams.
Ms Adams’ trial Lawyer Nina Neumunz in court stated that the physical force was unnecessary with the tight-fitting clothing Ms Adams was wearing.
‘It was a controlled drop to the ground,’ Sgt John Rajan testified in court according to the Post, saying Ms Adams did not initially comply to his instructions to lie face down.
‘We didn’t know if she had a firearm,’ he said.
Acknowledging her attire, Sgt Rajan said they did not need to frisk her as ‘she was wearing tight-fitting clothing and there was no place to conceal a weapon.’
A doctor for Ms Adams testified Friday saying the incident injured spinal discs causing her serious back pain.
Ms Adams previously sued Mr Darko for falsely accusing her as armed during the 2006 incident, according to NJ.com, causing his license to be revoked by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission the same year.
He was also fined $2,700.
Ms Adams was featured as the Playboy centerfold for their November 1992 calendar.
She was the first and only playmate to declare herself a lesbian though years later become engaged to ‘a loving, supportive, successful man,’ she told the Post in 2009.
In 2004 she was named by the Village Voice as their ‘Best NYC lesbian sex symbol.
In the upcoming Sports Illustrated Magazine’s annual Swimsuit Issue, CP3 and Supermodel Bar Refaeli team up on a trampoline with legendary photographer Walter Iooss.
Not sure how Leonardo DiCaprio feels about this but seeing my ex girlfriend looking this good, while bouncing around on a trampoline would surely bring back some tears.
Check it out:
Davis, who recently starred in the acclaimed film “The Help,” rocks her natural hairstyle and models an array of looks by Jason Wu, Marchesa and Thierry Mugler for the magazine — a dream come true for the girl who “never had a phone” growing up.
Though she’s been working steadily for more than two decades, it wasn’t until recently that Davis felt a shift in her career.
“You can be in the business for 23 years, which I have been, and suddenly something happens that wakes people up. For me, that was being in ‘Doubt’ with Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman,” Davis says. “It makes people realize you’re there. Otherwise you’re that black girl who had a guest or costar role in a TV show here or there.”
Throughout the interview, Davis says there are too few opportunities for black actresses in Hollywood. “You can have all the training in the world, come from a respectable background and yet never get that big opportunity that breaks you out — never.”
To be “an instrument of change,” Davis has optioned “The Personal History of Rachel DuPree,” a novel about an African-American woman struggling to farm the Badlands in 1917. She will co-produce the film with Octavia Spencer, 39, who is also an Oscar nominee for “The Help.”
“There are great characters in history whose stories need to be told,” Davis tells the magazine. “But also, look at this year’s lineup: ‘Melancholia,’ ‘Young Adult.’ … Someone just had imagination, put pen to paper and created a [whole] human being. That is what I hope for myself … for a number of black actresses.”
“Lauren has moved on way past the drama of the show,” a source close to Conrad tells Us Weekly. “She’s focusing on her career and barely has time to interact with the people she actually likes, so she’s not really going to get back in touch with Spencer or anything like that.”
The source adds that “in this case, like others, she’s going to continue to do what works best with Spencer and ignore him.”
Pratt, meanwhile, says he doesn’t “have a hatchet to bury” with his former co-star, who he frequently butted heads with on “The Hills.” (Pratt is the primary reason Conrad and former roommate Heidi Montag, 25, no longer speak.)
“I know we had our differences, but the fact is that Lauren was a big part of our lives, both personally and professionally, and after all this time, what point would there be in being angry?” Pratt, 28, tells Us. “I wish her nothing but the best in everything she does.”
Conrad, who flew to New York on business Thursday, doesn’t think Twitter is the appropriate place for Pratt to ask forgiveness.
“Lauren loves using Twitter to interact with her fans and promote her brands,” the source explains, “but obviously she doesn’t think it’s an effective way to apologize or try to mend bridges.”
“For two years, I didn’t buy anything. I’ve had this [grabs a huge, gray faux-fur jacket] for two years. It was a sample from The Row that never got made. But even as a little kid, our parents made us go through our closets so often, so I had all their hand-me-downs,” Elizabeth, 22, tells ASOS magazine. “As I passed on them, [Elizabeth stands at 5-foot-7, four inches taller than Ashley, while Mary-Kate is slightly under 5 feet tall], it was awful, because all my friends would get their clothes and I got nothing. Pants and shoes never fitted me after 14, but all my friends would say, ‘Oh, this? This is Mary-Kate’s.’ I’d be like, ‘I hate you, that’s so cute.’”
And while her 25-year-old sisters’ lines, Elizabeth and James and The Row, are sold at luxe retailers like Neiman Marcus and Barneys, the star explains where she really finds her inspiration.
“When I was in high school, I would go to second-hand stores — not because I thought it was cool, but because you could get so much more for your dollar,” the “Martha Marcy May Marlene” actress says.
“I love Celine now. My sisters introduced me to that label a couple of years ago. And Chanel. And Isabel Marant has become someone that I really like,” she adds.” I didn’t know all this stuff before this year, but I thought I should probably become more aware so I can have more of a say in what I wear.”
Heidi Klum is filing for divorce from Seal, her husband of almost 7 years, TMZ reports.
Klum will reportedly file in Los Angeles next week, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Klum, 38, and Seal, 48, married in 2005 on a beach in Mexico. They have three biological children together, in addition to Heidi’s daughter Leni from a previous relationship.
The stylish couple was widely known for their lavish Halloween parties (and equally outlandish couple costumes). They also renewed their vows every year in elaborate ceremonies.
Heidi famously said she fell for Seal after checking out his, uh, merchandise in a pair of bicycle shorts. She legally changed her last name to Seal’s, becoming Heidi Samuel, in 2010.
Klum’s first marriage to stylist Ric Pipino ended in divorce in 2002.
Sarah Burge, the woman known as the “Human Barbie,” gave her daughter Poppy a bizarre stocking stuffer this Christmas: a liposuction voucher worth about $11,000.
The 7-year-old was reportedly excited about the gift, and mom is confident the money will be well spent one day in the future.
In an interview with the British tabloid Closer, Burge disclosed her thoughts about what some are calling an inappropriate gift for a young girl.
“She asks for surgery all the time. She wants to look good and liposuction is one of those procedures that will always come in handy,” Burge told the magazine.
The full interview is featured in the current issue of Closer, which is available in the United Kingdom.
But the liposuction voucher isn’t the first cosmetic surgery gift certificate Poppy’s received from her mother.
Last year, the self-proclaimed little “diva” received a voucher for breast augmentation, which she can redeem at age 18, if she so chooses.
“I think it’s great because you can change yourself if you’re not happy,” Poppy said in a video interview that aired on daytime talk show “The Doctors.”
Burge defended her nontraditional gift to Poppy, arguing that it makes her daughter happy.
“Girls don’t want Snow White and Cinderella any more … I’m just supporting her and making her dreams come true,” she told Closer during a recent interview.
Burge first came into the spotlight after undergoing hundreds of plastic surgery procedures.
In a video segment featured on “The Doctors”, the mother even confessed she liked being awake during procedures so she can tell doctors exactly what she wants.
“If he’s not pulling tight enough, I’ll say ‘pull a little bit tighter,’” she said.
United Colors of Benetton revealed digitally manipulated images of world leaders kissing as part of the company’s new Unhate campaign. The shocking new campaign features the modified images of U.S. President Barack Obama locking lips with Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu smooching Palestinian National Authority, president Mahmoud Abbas as well as others.
“We want to reaffirm the value of the brand. We are going back to the tradition of [Benetton] and will make the most of this. But we are reconciling the past with the future. At this time, when something bad is happening in the world, we want to focus people’s eyes on the positives. This campaign is about reconciliation and acceptance,” the head of the company and son of the founder, Alessandro Benetton, told The Independent newspaper.
Benetton created the Unhate Foundation as a way to contribute to the creation of a new culture of tolerance, to combat hatred and build on Benetton’s underpinning values, according to the Unhate Foundation’s website. Besides making world leaders make out, the foundation also has set up a “kiss wall” on Facebook that lets people upload their own kiss photos.
While some people are taking the campaign as a good joke, the Vatican and some newspapers are not so forgiving. The images have already been banned by The Sunday Times, International Herald Tribune and The Guardian.
What do you think of the ads?