Wednesday, May 31, 2006

TomKat ask Idol to be wedding singer

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have asked Katharine McPhee to sing at their wedding, after McPhee lost out to Taylor Hicks in last week's American Idol finale. "Tom and Katie have been Katherine's biggest fans," a source close to the couple says. "They think she's destined to become a singing legend." Holmes reportedly met McPhee at the LA Scientology center, where the singer has been taking classes with her boyfriend.


Nick to bare all

Nick Lachey is gearing down for a racy commercial - which will air only in the UK. The What's Left of Me singer is following in the path of Ben Affleck in baring all for Lynx deodorant spray.


Out and about

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Gwen Stefani leaving the hospital after having baby Kingston

Denise Richards shopping in LA

Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend grocery shopping in London

Ashlee Simpson heading into a studio in Hollywood

Juliette Lewis at her stage debut in Fool for Love

Lindsay Lohan out in LA

Ashley Olsen leaving Barney's in May

Nicolette Sheridan at LAX

Anna Nicole Smith is pregnant

Anna Nicole Smith is expecting a baby girl, according to the baby's father - paparazzo Larry Birkhead. "I have been told that I am expecting a child, I have seen the ultrasound and have spoken to doctors," Birkhead told TMZ. "I am very excited about the possibility of becoming a father." The photographer has previously denied the rumor, but said yesterday that he had been pressured to do so by Anna Nicole's lawyer, Howard K. Stern. "Anna wants that guy completely out of her life and obviously he is having trouble dealing with it. You'll find out soon enough [if she's pregnant]," said Stern. Birkhead confirmed the pregnancy after Stern's statement, saying, "I was not going to discuss the matter publicly, but since Howard K. Stern is attempting to bash me... Howard needs to get past his own jealousy about the relationship between myself and his only client." A source said Stern is denying the news because Anna Nicole wishes to make money off announcing the pregnancy herself.

Jenny McCarthy avoids Carrey romance questions

Jenny McCarthy avoided questions about her rumored relationship with funnyman Jim Carrey during her appearance today on The View. "No comment," she said when asked. "Does that ever work? The funny thing is I've never said it in my whole life!" When pressed by Joy Behar to confirm that she is dating "a well-known comedian who makes funny faces who is not Jerry Lewis," the former Playmate said people could "look it up online," and "Let's move on to the next topic." McCarthy and Carrey have been reportedly dating since December and were recently spotted sharing a cosy dinner in LA.

KFed cleans up and talks

Kevin Federline got a makeover for a spread in Item magazine promoting his new album. Some excerpts from the article include:

On the public: "I should just put a bulls-eye on my back. If I stay home and take care of my kids, then I'm a loafer, not a good father. If I try to have a career, nobody thinks I'm caring for my family. I can't win."

On rumors: "You'll never see that guy they say cheats or goes partying all the time. If I'm there and I'm out at a club, I am there for a reason. I am not there to mingle with women. All that shit is done to me. I did that when I was 21."

On his children: "It's completely unfair when a child is brought into this world and now he's already looked at as a prince. My kids are going to have to learn what a real job is, what life is. You don't have it easy with me. Period... My kids are going to work at Taco Bell, dammit."

On his image: "I wish people would ask me about my career. Usually it's 'How's the wife and kids?' Not that I mind, that's my pride and joy. But it would be nice for people to look at me as an artist. The day they judge me as an artist, a CEO, as somebody, not Britney Spears's husband, that's the day I am looking forward to."

A few more pics

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Amy Smart out and about

Jennifer Love Hewitt and her boyfriend at Toluca Lake

Julianne Moore and family in NYC

Nelly Furtado arriving at Radio 1 in West London

Alyssa Milano leaving a hair salon in West Hollywood

Angelina buys internet domain name

Angelina Jolie wasted no time in securing the rights to the internet domain Jolie bought the rights to the name on Saturday, the day Shiloh was born, via her LA attorneys.


LeAnn Rimes nearly poisoned Nicole Kidman

LeAnn Rimes discovered one of neighbor Nicole Kidman's allergies when she had the actress and her fiance Keith Urban over for breakfast. "Keith lives two doors down from us. We went out for dinner one night and [Rimes's husband] Dean was bragging about how he makes the best breakfasts, so we invited them round the next morning," the singer said. "Dean spent ages digging out these huge grapefruits and stuffing them with strawberries. When they turned up, Nicole said, 'Oh, I'm allergic to strawberries.' We ended up having omelettes."


Charlie Sheen is #2 on the Living Sex Legends list

Charlie Sheen made it to Maxim magazine's Top Ten Living Sex Legends list, having allegedly had sex with 5000 women. The full list includes:

10. Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones bassist) - 1000
9. Magic Johnson - 1000
8. Lemmy Kilmister (of Motorhead) - 1200
7. Jack Nicholson - 2000
6. Ilie Nastase (tennis star) - 2500
5. Englebert Humperdink - 3000
4. Julio Inglesias - 3000
3. Gene Simmons (Kiss frontman) - 4600
2. Charlie Sheen - 5000
1. Umberto Billo (Venetian hotel porter) - 8000


Pretty Daytime Shoes Under $100

No wonder I hardly buy shoes. It's so hard to find stylish and cheap shoes that don't look cheap! Even with the many choices on the internet, this was still no easy task. Anyways, this summer, I'm loving shoes made of woven leather, patent leather and bold colours. So here are some of my favourites from this season's offerings which are under US$100 (about 53 pounds according to today's currency rate.)

Free People Knotted Leather Ballet Flats -Love the strong blue. Clashing colours can totally lighten up an outfit.

I really like this pair of Dolce Vita Woven Toe Wedge from Urban Outfitters. If only the wedges weren't made of cork!

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Silver sandals by Seychelles. Again, I like the woven leather and the perfectly-comfotable kitten heels.
50s inspired pumps by Seychelles. I'm not too sure I like the colour, but I def like the design.

More woven leather! This one is more boho looking. Pumps by Guess.

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Moving on to patent leather: Steve Madden Pumps.

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I could image this pair of Miss Sixty sandals matching the oh-so-fashionable black/ grey jeans.

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Caged Flat Sandals by Top Shop. This may be boring looking, but it'll probably match all the outfits you throw together this summer. (Not to mention that slight copying of Prada SS06's shoes.)

I normally hate plain wooden wedges, but I really like the prints on the fabric and the design of the straps. Sandals by Seychelles.

These gingham sandal-pumps by Bebe are so cute that I can even ignore the terrible cork sole. Gingham is one of the trends that some of you might be liking this summer. For inspiration, go check out Dolce & Gabanna SS06 collection.

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OK I'm cheating but I couldn't resist adding in two pairs of evening shoes. This sophisticated pair of stilettos by BCBGirls is the perfect choice for dances.

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These Top Shop pumps are fun and elegant. This is def a possiblity for those who want something more that plain black pumps. (And since black pumps are everywhere, I wasn't bothered to find a pair under $100.)