Monday, March 30, 2009

Kelly Brook relaxes on the beach alone

Friday, March 20, 2009

Victoria Beckham bends over backwards to look sexy in another smouldering Armani lingerie ad

She has complained in the past of 'looking really awful naked', yet it seems Victoria Beckham can't resist peeling off when it comes to Armani photo shoots.

Reclining backwards onto a bed wearing nothing but skimpy underwear, black stilettos and her trademark pout, this is the ex-Spice Girl's latest lingerie ad for the fashion giant.

In these new pictures, the mother-of-three shows off a considerably more curvy figure than she is usually known for.

Her provocative pose, assisted by some clever lighting, shows her toned legs and stomach and rounded bottom as she stretches backwards.
The flattering shadows in the photo reveal a body most women would envy.

It's not the first time Posh has peeled off her clothes for Armani - in the past she has joined her semi-naked husband David to advertise the lingerie.

It is thought to be part of a lucrative deal worth an estimated £32 million in total.

The couple, who are parents to Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, six, and Cruz, three, are promoting underwear from the spring/summer collection for the Italian label.

The image is part of a series of shots, largely featuring a solo Victoria, taken by celebrated fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

David, 33, first signed a £20 million deal to become the new global ambassador of the fashion house in 2007.

His 34-year-old wife followed suit with her own £12 million three-year deal late last year, with Italian designer Giorgio Armani praising her as an 'intriguing woman'.

In the past, Mrs Beckham has claimed she 'looks really awful naked', complaining of 'saggy skin' on her stomach following three pregnancies.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mary-Kate Olsen unveils a dramatic new look

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Mary-Kate Olsen unveils a dramatic new look

She's the child star who's grown up in public, so every image change is a big deal.

Mary-Kate Olsen transformed into a grungy teen from the schmaltzy child star in the Full House show that made her famous - and now she's moving into adulthood.

The actress twin, now 21, unveiled an edgy new look at the Metropolitan Opera's gala in New York last night.

Seemingly inspired by an early Madonna and Courtney Love, she worked tousled blonde curls, bold red lips and smoky eyes as she arrived for the event.

The experimental look has already won praise from fashion quarters, with Elle magazine noting they 'love it', adding it was 'much more grown-up and polished - but not too groomed.'
Mary-Kate led a host of stars at the Yves Saint Laurent sponsored event, including supermodel Claudia Schiffer, Ugly Betty star Becki Newton, actresses Claire Danes and Diane Kruger along with singer Kanye West.

The event honored the company's 125-year history, previewed its current stars in upcoming roles, and found time to pay tribute to Placido Domingo's 40 years at the house.

Her twin sister Ashley sat out the evening and Mary-Kate was instead accompanied by a male companion.

The Olsens, who built a billion dollar merchandise empire based on their hit TV shows, such as Full House and Two Of A Kind in the Nineties, are now fixtures on the fashion scene.

They now have their own fashion lines and are widely considered style icons in their own right.

The duo's latest collection of their casual clothing line, Elizabeth & James, hit London's Selfridges late last year.

The first collection launched in the UK in March 2008 and was a huge success. The pair have also signed a deal to create a line of shoes, too.

Their line The Row is stocked in well-respected stores globally, and causes even the most cynical of fashion editors to foam at the mouth.

It went on sale in Harvey Nichols three years ago and is now a staple for the store, not just among young fans but sophisticated women, too.

When it comes to fashion Mary-Kate, who battled anorexia as a teen, prefers create trends rather than follow them.

She says: 'I can't stand looking like everybody else.'

Mary-Kate Olsen unveils a dramatic new look

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Mary-Kate Olsen unveils a dramatic new look

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Mary-Kate Olsen unveils a dramatic new look

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Kate Moss goes wild for Beth Ditto at Fendi after-party in Paris

Kate Moss is not the shy and retiring type, so it's no surprise to see her enjoying a show by pal Beth Ditto.

The supermodel was at the Fendi after-party in Paris held in VIP Room nightclub, where Beth's band The Gossip gave an outrageous performance.

Beth, 27, stripped off an exclusive Karl Largerfeld outfit to reveal spangly hotpants and a sequinned bra top.
Kate obviously enjoyed the performance, waving her hands in the air as Beth cavorted on stage.

The stocky singer went on to remove even more clothes, stripping right down to her underwear, before flinging herself into the crowd.
Kate, 35, laughed and applauded her friend's antics before throwing herself back into the party vibe.The two friends have been snapped around Paris this week, attending the Chanel fashion show together.Kate's boyfriend Jamie Hince was also at the Fendi after-party.Although, the duo committed the worst of fashion crimes by wearing matching colour coordinated grey outfits।The model wore a shimmering gun metal grey dress and fur coat, while Jamie was dressed in tight grey washed-out looking jeans, grey dinner jacket and a skinny black and white stripy scarf.

It was the second fashion faux pas Kate has made in as many days.
Earlier in the week she was snapped wearing a nun-like outfit - a long black shapeless dress and a plain hairstyle.Perhaps her pal Beth could give her some advice - wearing nothing is better than wearing it wrong!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Victoria Beckham dines out in an optical illusion dress that makes her look EVEN thinner

She's modelled a few eye-catching garments in her time, but Victoria Beckham's latest outfit was positively hypnotic.Only days after stepping out in a 1960's style military outfit, the stick-thin star turned heads again and this time appeared to have achieved an hour-glass figure overnight.However, it was no more than a trick of the eye - an optical illusion - thanks to the clever use of some black and white horizontal lines.
The £2,500 knee-length dress was a present from her close friend and designer Alexander McQueen.Again, her choice of attire seems to have been inspired by a bygone era. The dizzying pattern was more reminiscent of the magic-eye puzzles that were all the rage back in the 1990s.
Professor Tom Troscianko, an expert in human vision at Bristol University, said: 'It is a very effective design which is clearly there to give the impression of a minuscule waist.'The thinner white silhouette running down the middle is ridiculously thin and then it expands at the breasts and hips.'It's the first time I've seen something like this used on a dress but it looks like it is simply a case of clever shading.'

The singer-turned-designer had been enjoying a dinner date with her husband David and several friends at La Risacca restaurant in Milan on Monday night.The pair were celebrating after David signed a deal to stay with Italian team AC Milan. It is believed that he has paid £2million from his own pocket to remain on loan from his American club LA Galaxy.He will now return to the US in the summer where Victoria is set to stay with their three children Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, six and Cruz, four, who are all at school in Los Angeles.She will make regular visits to Italy to support her husband who is desperate to re-establish himself in the England team.
In recent months Mrs Beckham, 34, has been back and forth between the two countries as well as fitting in fleeting visits to London and New York as she pursues her career as a fashion designer.
Last month revealed that the star racked up almost 26,000 air miles flying around the world in the first six weeks of the year.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Slimmed-down Jessica Simpson slips back into her Daisy Duke hotpants... and the basque's a tight fit too

She's been pilloried for her weight gain but last night Jessica Simpson came out all guns blazing with her choice of outfit at a concert.

The curvy singer squeezed into a pair of Daisy Duke shorts - and a white basque - that showed all her curves are in the right places.

She looked toned and healthier than ever as she replicated the look she first sported in the 2005 movie The Dukes Of Hazzard.

Jessica performed to an eager crowd at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.

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She accessorised her casual look with a turquoise stone studded belt, a brown flannel shirt and a row of bracelets on her wrist.

Jessica’s apparent weight gain has been a talking point since she appeared on stage earlier in the year, dressed in a series of unflattering outfits.

She tackled the issue head on at the time, telling fans: ‘Please remember, no matter what you go through in life, somebody else might have it harder.

‘I feel like in our world today we focus on so many things that are completely pointless.’

The 28-year-old’s sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has leapt to her sister’s defence, claiming her elder sibling is a size two (UK size six).

On her MySpace page, Ashlee said: ‘I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight.
‘A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News.

‘All women come in different shapes, sizes and forms and just because you’re a celebrity there shouldn’t be a different standard.

‘How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment when we criticize a size two figure?’

Jessica admitted working hard on her figure for her role in The Dukes of Hazzard.

She endured two-hour workouts six days a week with personal trainer Michael Alexander, who honed her physique with a combination of running, squats, lunges and weight-resistance exercises.

She also followed a South Beach Diet-style low-carb, high-protein menu which featured grilled chicken, fish and green vegetables.

After filming the part, Jessica said: 'My body is definitely an accomplishment.'

In a 2007 interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine, she admitted she preferred being curvy to her skinnier frame.

She said: 'Curves are better. I don't get the whole rail thing. It's not good for your heart, it's not good for your mind; it's emotionally destructive, it really is.'

Britney Spears' tour takes its toll as fishnets can't hide the bruises on her thighs

Britney Spears' high-speed, all action extravaganza of a stage show has left a big impression on her fans - and also on her body.The singer worked hard to get in shape for the 44-date Circus tour, but the performances - which see her change costumes 12 times and perform all over a fairground set - are beginning to take their tollAs she took to the stage in Florida last night, she was clearly sporting a series of painful-looking bruises on her inner and outer thighs.

Clad in a black bra, shorts, boots and fishnet tights, it looked as if the singer’s pole-dancing routine may have been responsible for the unsightly marks.Britney was performing the Tampa leg of her tour - her first in five years.The 27-year-old has battled to return to the stage after suffering a breakdown last year which saw her lose custody of her children.The mother-of-two has also been criticised for her weight gain and was publicly humiliated after a disastrous performance on the Video Music Awards in 2007.A visibly overweight Britney struggled as she lip-synched to Gimme More and half-heartedly danced on stage.On watching a tape of her routine, the distraught singer declared she looked like a ‘fat pig’.

Since then the singer’s team have worked hard to return her to her former glory and she seems to be on the road to recovery.Britney also found time to visit the Miami Children’s Hospital during her Florida stay.She visited a group of sick children on Saturday and reportedly donated $100,000 to the hospital’s Big Apple Circus Clown Care.The program brings circus fun to hospitalised children at 19 pediatric facilities across the U.S.Britney will perform six gigs in London's O2 arena between 3-14 June.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Forgotten who you are then, Emma Watson? Harry Potter star's bizarre homemade tattoo

She is best known for playing the same character since she was just 11 years old.
So perhaps it is not surprising Emma Watson appears to have forgotten who she is.
The 18-year-old actress, who stars as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, was pictured with 'Be Emma' scrawled on her chest in ink after a night out with friends.It is not known who wrote it. She looked slightly bleary-eyed as she emerged from fashionable Covent Garden bar Bungalow 8, having started her evening at the Whisky Mist club in Mayfair.

Despite her growing reputation as a teenage fashion icon – she has appeared in Vogue and recently signed a contract with Chanel – the actress stepped out in nothing more glamorous than a worn pair of jeans, T-shirt and black cardigan.
Miss Watson, who gained four As at A-level, recently revealed how she plans to take a break from acting and return to full-time education.
She has said she wishes to study for an English degree at one of America's Ivy League colleges or at Oxbridge.
'I would like to go to university,' she has said.'I have a need now to study.'And she has spoken of how she hates to be seen as a sex object.'I know everyone wants a picture of me in a miniskirt,' she said.'But that's not me. It's nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I'd never go out in a miniskirt.'

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Amy Winehouse jets back to London after two month holiday... as mother-in-law hits out at 'cheating' singer

Amy Winehouse jetted back to London this morning after her two month 'holiday' in St Lucia.
The troubled singer arrived at London's Gatwick Airport looking distressed and jetlagged after the nine hour flight.In contrast to the shorts, bikini top and naturally curly hair Amy had been sporting in the Caribbean, the star was back in her London pop star guise in skin jeans, ballet shoes and her signature beehive.Her miserable appearance at Gatwick comes just hours after she was photographed happy and smiling in the Caribbean sun as she larked around in a pair of flippers.Amy's return to Britain comes just days after her estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil was released from jail.The 25-year-old singer is said to want to give their marriage another try, despite the former music video assistant insisting divorce proceedings are still going ahead.
His mother Georgette Civil said Blake has been 'hurt and humiliated' by Amy and claims she cheated on him twice during his spell behind bars.

Georgette tells The People: 'He feels very let down by his wife and he's proceeding with a divorce,'Amy has behaved like a trollop. Since his release there has been no contact.
'Blake realised the marriage was doomed some time ago and I don't believe Amy will get round him now.'I never want him to go back to her. It would be bad news. He's divorcing her because she cheated on him and the sooner the marriage is over the better.'
Amy is alleged to have cheated on Blake twice - with her manager's former assistant
Alex Haines last year and with aspiring actor Josh Bowman in St Lucia over Christmas.
In an interview last month, Amy admitted she had 'forgotten' she was even married.
She said: 'Our whole marriage was based on drugs anyway. He looks like me - a right mess. Almost every time I slept with him it was like I was dead.'After Amy was photographed cuddling up to handsome Josh, 21, she admitted she had a romance with him.Shortly after Amy was pictured with Josh, Blake started divorce proceedings on the grounds of adultery.Her father Mitch Winehouse said: 'I had to call Amy before she heard about it from someone else। She asked me, "Daddy, why does he want to divorce me?"'I said, "You know I don't like him, but I have to admit that your behaviour with another man is not what marriage is all about."'Amy Winehouse and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil attending the 2007 MTV Movie awards

Georgette has denied reports Blake is now dating German model Sophie Schandorff, 22, after she was spotted kissing him outside a Suffolk prison last week.She said: 'Blake's been a bad lad when it comes to drugs but he hasn't once cheated on Amy.'But he's not got another woman - absolutely not. The last thing he wants right now is another relationship. All Amy's done is cause him grief.'Blake was jailed in November 2007 for assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced to 27 months behind bars last July.Last November, he was given permission to leave jail early on the condition he went to rehab, but was returned to custody after failing a drug test a few weeks later.Blake walked free from Edmunds Hill Prison in Suffolk on Thursday and was greeted by his mother Georgette and Sophie, before going to a rehab centre.Speaking about his impending divorce from Amy, Blake said: 'It’s all going ahead - but I don’t really know what will happen.'It’s just nice to be on the outside again. Now I am going to get over my drug habit.'Amy and Blake married in Florida in May 2007, just weeks after she dumped live-in boyfriend Alex Claire.After Blake's arrest in November, it means the couple have spent just six months of their 21 month marriage together.