Minnie Driver was spotted out to dinner with a mystery man. Let’s not jump to conclusions here…but….baby daddy?!? Check out what my cyber friends are writing about.Girlawhirl has the best of what’s new in sales, CD’s, movies and more!Ryan Phillipe talks about his daughter’s fear of the paparazzi. CelebitchyCheck out Amy Winehouse in high school, before the drugs and alcohol. She looks SO different. Derek Hail.Miley Cyrus is bringing jean cutoffs back, watch out! Ninja Dude.Uh oh, Lindsay Lohan’s grandma was involved in a car accident. In Case You Didn’t Know.Owen Wilson goes out on a bike ride with a cute little friend. Pop Sugar.Dame Helen Mirren looks stunning in More Magazine. Popbytes.Claudia Schiffer does some pretty steamy pictures for GQ. The Grumpiest.Justin Timberlake is a really nice, generous guy…check out how much he donated to his hometown! UsMagazine.Matthew McConaughey is ready for the “big baby adventure.” Daily Stab.Kate Beckinsale in a HOT red dress! Popoholic.Who wore it better? Jessica Alba v. Eva Mendes. Jessica Alba v. Celine Dion. Jessica Alba v. everybody! Second City Style.Idol Camp, the only performing arts summer camp inspired and brought to you by the producers of the nation’s #1 television phenomenon, “American Idol”, is opening its doors for the second year with a roster full of Idol alums scheduled to make guest visits and mentor young campers. The camp today announced that its 2008 line-up of former “American Idol” contestants will include Grammy-nominated artist and Season 5 finalist Ace Young, Season 4 runner-up Bo Bice and Season 3 finalist Jon Peter Lewis among others. These artists will help instruct classes, perform during evening activities and share personal insights for campers during an intensive two-week session aimed at advancing campers skills across a wide range of disciplines. The final, April 18th, application deadline for Idol Camp is quickly approaching and families are encouraged to sign-up now at www.idolcamp.com.
Tori Spelling and her family headed over to the Four Seasons hotel.Wonder if they bumped into Britney Celebrities are constantly taking these little mini vacations at hotels in their home towns.What a waste of money!I guess when you’re making millions though, it’s not an issue…and I’m sure it’s nice to get away even if you’re not actually leaving the city.And what do you think about Tori and Dean?They’re making it work against all odds…who would have thought they’d be pregnant with their second child already!
The trendsetting, elegant jewelry seen at fashion shows like those for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Ralph Lauren often has a common origin behind it- Issac Manevitz of Ben-Amun costume jewelry. I literally couldn’t dream up a fashion magazine his work hasn’t been in. His pieces are pretty affordable, and he carries a lot of longer styles that can be harder to find and look better with dresses.No matter what trends you decide to pick up or ignore for Spring, you’re sure to find something you’ll wear over and over. Here’s a few of my favorites, all coming in under $200. (If your tastes run a little richer, believe me, there plenty to tempt you on his website.)Left, Austrian Crystals Chain Necklace, $100, available here. Top middle, Hand Crochet Earrings, $60, available here.Top right, Double Row Adjustable Coin Belt, $160, available here. Bottom right, Bone Resin Link Necklace, $155, available here. Bottom middle, Gold Plated Filigree Earrings, $60, available here.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem aren’t being shy about their new romance.The hot couple took a little stroll through the city of Nice (France) after flying in for the weekend.They weren’t exactly touchy feely in front of the cameras and I know some of you think the blind item from the other day was about Penelope.I’m still not convinced.In other news, she always has the best jeans!!!Penelope and Jessica Simpson…am I right, or am I right?
First of all, check out the random paparazzi following Lauren Conrad in this picture.LOVE it!Anyways…while we’re on the subject of girls from The Hills….the New York Times says that Heidi Montag is a feminist hero….yes, you really did read that right.In their review of most recent season of the show a critic wrote the following:
“Defying our expectations, Heidi Montag has emerged as a kind of feminist hero. Her groundswell of self-assertion begins when [beau Spencer Pratt] insists on eloping, prompting Heidi to declare, ‘This isn’t, like, Spencer’s relationship and you decide what we do. The full-on joyous Oprah-fication of Heidi culminates with the show’s return and gives The Hills a new momentum. After taking a break from Spencer at her parents’ modest house in Crested Butte, Colorado, Heidi returns to Los Angeles to kick him out and chastises him for taking her flat-screen TV with him.”
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.What do you think about this?
(Looks from Fall/ Winter 2008 by Topshop Unique)With Fall/ Winter 2008 fashion shows wrapped up in Milan, London, Paris & NYC, this is the BEST time to pick up super-stylish bargains for next Fall & Winter! And thanks to the Internet you can become your own Style-Editor for Fall/ Winter 2008 without waiting for Vogue, Elle or Lucky to spoon-feed you trends with their massive September issue – though if you carry 1 or more around in your bag, I think it counts as resistance training! Just head to Style.com & watch videos of whichever fashion shows you want, you can also check out still photos, choose a slide show of a label’s accessories, or just head to the section on Fall trends … and after that bargain shopping is a breeze!First, write a list* or print copies of the looks YOU want to create, & head to any online or in-store shop, hit the winter clearance section & start racking up a slew of super-cute pieces for next season at bargain-basement prices!To get the ball rolling for INO readers, I found some amazing pieces based on the 2008 Fall/ Winter collection from Topshop Unique, that have “full retail price in 4 months or less,” written all over their current slash & burn prices:Zip front knee-length Cardigan-Jacket in chambray or red from Newport News, on sale for $49Turtleneck Tunic Sweater dress in a range of fall colors, from Newport-News on sale for $19Sweater Dress with pointelle-stitch button placket & ribbed trim in slate gray on sale for $39 from Newport News.Suede sweater cuff booties in black, on sale for $9.99 from Urban Outfitters.Buckle top faux-suede platform boot in black or brown for $39 from Newport News.Oford style pump in steel gray for $29.Uber-trendy Chanel-inspired mini-bag with double lace-chained handle, in glossy patent for $24.99 or in quilted suede for $9.99 (yes, $9.99!) from Newport News. * WARNING BASED ON EXTENSIVE PERSONAL RESEARCH: Do NOT shop these sales without your list, because even the most discriminating shopper can get caught up in ‘bargain-fever’ – “It’s $15 marked down from $600! So what if it’s a day-glo orange sweater with pom-poms, it’s (fill in the designer’s name)!” So stick with your list &/or carry those pictures you printed, keep your eye solidly on the prize, & most of all: BE WILLING TO WALK AWAY FROM A DEAL, NO MATTER HOW ‘AMAZING’ IF IT’S SOMETHING YOU’LL NEVER USE … & you’ll end up with no regrets, & a brilliant Fall/ Winter wardrobe for less than your summer’s AC bill!