American idol-reject Sundance Head, who was an early favorite has been signed by Universal Records Motown. He is expected to give some of the other American Idols a run on the charts. Other castoffs who have experienced recent success as a result of the show include: Katharine McPhee, Elliot Yamin, and Sabrina Sloan who was recently signed to Universal as well.
Funny-man Steve Martin, got married on Saturday to girlfriend Anne Stringfield. The happy duo informed guests they were coming over for a dinner party, and they surprised everyone with a wedding ceremony at Steve’s Los Angeles home. Some notable witnesses to the nuptial included: Diane Keaton, Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy, comedian Carl Reiner, and magician/actor, Ricky Jay. This is the second marriage for Steve Martin, who will be celebrating his 62nd birthday in August; this is the first marriage for the 35 year old Anne Stringfield.
The R&B singer, Usher Raymond was scheduled to marry Tameka Foster on July 28th. At the last minute, the singer made the decision to back out of the wedding of his pregnant girlfriend. For months, fans and insiders have speculated about the paternity of the unborn child of Foster. Some onlookers have reported seeing the couple arguing for months, which lead to speculation of a breakup. Sources such as TMZ, have implied the lack of approval from Usher’s mother and former manager contributed to his decision to cancel the wedding. There are reports that Jonetta Patton (Usher’s mother) and Tameka foster never were civil with one another, and Tameka Foster persuaded Usher into dumping his mother as his manager. TMZ also reported Usher and Tameka were not able to agree on catering decisions for the wedding reception, while the R&B star wanted an upscale dinner catered by world-class chef Jean Georges, Foster wanted something more cozy like a backyard barbecue- REALLY CLASSY! In the end, perhaps this was an indication that Foster was not willing to live the “good-life” as Mrs. Raymond and Usher now can interview the next lady in line.
This week was just like any other week, another famous couple welcome their baby.. Another celebutante is heading to the big house to serve time for her second DUI. Yes, its just business as usual in Hollywood!
- Naomi Watts and Lief Schreiber welcome a healthy baby boy to the world.
- Britney Spears took her brother Bryan and her two children to Las Vegas. New legal trouble maybe on the horizon for Ms Spears, she failed to notify ex â€“husband Kevin Federline that she was taking the children out of state, which is a violation of their custody agreement.
- Nicole Richie will follow in her former BFF Paris Hiltonâ€™s footsteps, and she will be serving time for her second DUI conviction in 4 years. In spite of Nicoleâ€™s pregnancy, the judge has still ordered her to report to serve her time no later than September 28, 2007.
- Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd have been chosen to replace the chairs that were once filled by Merideth Viera and Rosie Oâ€™Donnell.
- Next spring, Rosie Oâ€™Donnell will play the role of Pauline in stage musical â€œNo, No, Nanette.â€
- Lindsay Lohan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs, during a search police found cocaine in Lohanâ€™s pocket.
Today, its not enough to be a Grammy nominated recording artist, elite model, or actress celebs push their selves to the limit by conquering the word of high-fashion, cosmetics, and fine dining. Celebrities such as Jenifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Moby, Eve, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Sean Combs, Jessica Simpson, Robert DiNiro, and so many more are making wise investments by loaning their name to restaurants, fragrance bottles, and anything else they can think of!
Jennifer Lopez- JLo
Jennifer Lopez, a woman known for her style has created a fashion and fragrance line for all of her admirers to enjoy. The line is definitely inspired from the woman herself featuring affordable imitations of some of the same garments you’ve seen Jlo wear on the red carpet, and out in about in Miami and New York City.
Sean “Diddy” Combs – Sean Jean , and Justin’s Restaurants
Sean Combs who is a music, and fashion mogul created a fashion line called “Sean Jean.” He began to market his line by having some of his artist from Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc wear them in music videos. Sean Jean is a fashion-forward brand that appeals to the young people with a hip-hop sense of style. These fashions are available at the Sean Jean Boutique in New York City, and Macy’s nationwide. Justin’s Restaurant is a great fine dinning restaurant known for its soul food. The restaurant was named after Sean’s son Justin, there are currently two locations New York City and Atlanta.
Elle McPhearson- Elle McPhearson Intimates
Elle McPhearson has gotten praise for her lingerie line, her line has been featured on daytime shows such as The View and The Tyra Show. Her objective was to make a line of lingerie that would be sexy and comfortable. Elle McPhearson intimates can be purchased at most major department stores.
Victoria Beckham – Rock & Republic, dVb
This Spice Girl, and wife of soccer player David Beckham successfully launched her Rock & Republic line of jeans, which is a favorite of many of Hollywood’s elite. These jeans retail at $290 a pair at department stores such as Bloomingdales, Kitson, and Neiman Marcus. Victoria’s brand of dVb denim is expected to have similar success.
Justin Timberlake- William Rast
Justin Timberlake launched his trendy clothing line for men and women called, William Rast. His line focuses on casual clothing, his ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz has been one of his biggest supporters, numerous photographs have surfaced with Cameron in her William Rast jeans. JT’s trendy clothing line is available at Nordstroms, Fred Segal, and WilliamRast.
Beyonce- House of Dereon
Singer Beyonce Knowles teamed up with her mother Tina Knowles to create their own fashion line House of Dereon, in honor of Beyonce’s grandmother. This clothing line is comparable to prices at department stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdales. The clothing line features fashions that you would see Beyonce in, if you take a look at the website you will see some replicas of outfits she’s been seen photographed in. This line is caters to women with curvy figures. House of Dereon can be found at House of Dereon, Macys, and Fred Segal Fun
If you’re the traveler who enjoys staying in trendy top-rate hotels that offer endless amenities, consider what newly opened hotels have to offer. The hotels on the list were recommended by AOL, I’m sure there are many more hotels worldwide that belong on this list. Every single hotel on this list captures the traveler who lives a life of adventure, glamor,and luxury during their vacation.
El Casco Art Hotel, Patagonia, Argentina
This hotel is situated 7 miles from Patagonia’s mountain resort Bariloche. This hotel is beautifully decorated with Argentine modern art, each
room showcases a different artist. Guests who are lucky enough to stay at this hotel will have a room with a plasma TV, and Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the hotel. This hotel has been quite popular with celebrities, most recently highly acclaimed Chef Anthony Bourdain visited the hotel.
Bowery Hotel, New York City
This hotel is located a few blocks from where New Museum of Contemporary Art will be located. Guests who stay at this hotel love the endless amenities such as: the ipod stereo, high definition TVs and DVD player, fully stocked wet bar,free wireless internet, and toiletries from Bigelow & Co. Apothecary. The Gemma Restaurant recently opened this month, and its expected to attract many tourists as well as many A-list celebrities.
Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis
This downtown Minneapolis hotel offers fine art, elegance, intimacy, and creativity. This exclusive hotel has a total of 60 guest room on 5 floors! The bathrooms feature walk-in showers, custom-made colored glass tiles, flat screen TVs, and heated floors. The hotel offers free wireless internet, and they willing to cater to your every need. This hotel has the following room types:
* STUDIO ROOM
* DELUXE STUDIO
* PENTHOUSE STUDIO
* COURTYARD JR SUITE
* CITY JR SUITE
* PENTHOUSE JR SUITE
* GALLERY SUITE
* CHAMBERS SUITE
* ROCK STAR SUITE
Four Seasons Westlake Village, Los Angeles
If you’re looking for the perfect spa retreat, this hotel comes highly recommended. The Four Seasons Westlake Village has a 40,000-square-foot spa. The spa offers holistic treatments and therapies that blend classic Asian traditions with modern Western tradition. The brand Four Seasons really does speak for itself, and this location is just like any other Four Seasons in the world, with a twist. Already this hotel has attracted many celebrities who come regularly for spa treatments, and weekend getaways.
Singer, Gwen Stefani who is best known as leads singer of group “No Doubt” has recently focused her energy on her solo career and becoming a fashion mogul. Many celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Eve, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, and Sean “Diddy” Combs have successfully made their mark in the fashion world. Gwen Stefani created her fashion line “L.A.M.B.“, which stands for Love, Angel, Music, Baby is a phrase all too familiar to fans of Gwen Stefani. At No Doubt concerts Gwen would often be seen wearing clothing and accessories with her tagline LAMB. Her first solo album was also called, “Love, Angel, Music, Baby.” Perhaps inspired by the success of her solo career, and family life the singer began her fashion line originally for the fashion forward woman, and later included career apparel, as well as everyday wear. With the success of her fashion line, she has added womens accessories such as handbags and shoes which can be purchased at department stores such as Bloomingdales and Nordstroms. Most recently, Gwen has added her L.A.M.B. fragrance. She’s following in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez, the Jlo brand has a full line ranging from swimsuits to footwear. With the addition of Gwen’s son to the family, she decided to add children’s clothing to her line. Many pieces for women and children can also be found at Kitsons, a small boutique in Los Angeles, best known for its celebrity clientÃ¨le.
One of the oddest fashion trends has spread to the likes of some of our favorite celebrities. “Crocs“, the hideous wearable garden-shoe has been seen on the feet of some of the most elite. Photographs have circulated of Jack Nicholson wearing Crocs. He’s not the most fashionable individual, but he has not made the worst dressed list yet. Rosie O’Donnell, has bought into this trend, but then again who would be surprised, I’m sure Donald Trump would agree that she is a woman of poor taste. President Bush has even been spotted out and about wearing black Crocs to match his shorts, and we would hardly classify the President of the United States as someone of poor taste. Adam Sandler has been seen taking his wife out for a night out on the town in his Crocs. Dean Cain and his son have seen on several occasions wearing Crocs, so it has become a family affair! Celebrity Chef Mario Batali has even taken his Crocs where they have never been before, the red carpet! Harvey Keitel somehow managed to make himself look presentable while wearing his black Crocs with a velvet blazer.
Crocs have become so popular they have expanded their inventory with many different colors, styles, and sizes. Crocs are truly for people from all walks of life, you will find a shoe to fit and suit everyone in the family.
-Lindsay Lohan has been booked on charges of DUI, she was released on $30,000 bail.
-Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Jada Pinkett- Smith, and Will Smith will throw a party for Victoria and David Beckham.
- Paris Hilton shows off her new boyfriend aussie, Tyler Atkins.
-Oprah Winfreyâ€™s 2 year old Golden Retriever Gracie died by choking on a plastic ball.
-Rebecca Romijn and Jerry Oâ€™Connell married in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles.
-Esai Morales is by sued by his ex girlfriend who claims she was sexually assaulted by the former NYPD star.
-Britney Spears has announced her fifth album will be released in November, and fans can still vote on the album title.
- Amy Winehouse spit at her fans during her concert in St. Austell, England.
- House guest Joe Barber was evicted from Big Brother 8 by a vote of 9-1.
Pollstar, a music magazine has compiled a list of the top-grossing tours of the year. The Police topped the list, grossing over $3,128,865 after recently reuniting. Second on the list were, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “Soul 2 Soul Tour” grossed $1,775,630. Third on the list was Kenny Chesney, who grossed $1,326,621. Next on the list was, Roger Waters who grossed $1,298,552. Cirque Du Soleil’s new production called the “Delirium” grossed $802,975. Popstar, Christina Aguilera came in sixth place grossing $762,762 on her “Back to Basics” tour. Latin singing sensation Ricky Martin grossed 595,627 on his “Black and White Tour.” Gwen Stefani’s “Sweet Escape Tour” made $569,655, The Rowdy Frynds Tour came in ninth at $516,773 and Tool came in tenth at $462,308.