Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Relationship Wednesday: Will your Man Cheat?


What if you could find out if your man is at a higher risk for infidelity before you married him? Dr. Phil and his panel of medical experts discuss the new science behind a cheater’s brain and what can be done if your loved one is at a higher risk. Author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Insatiable Wives, clinical psychologist Dr. David Ley, Claremont University’s Dr. Paul Zak and author of The Male Brain, neuro-psychiatrist Dr. Louann Brizendine explain how you can discern a man’s risk for infidelity and the treatment options to lower his risk:





Indicators that Your Man is at a Higher Risk for Cheating:

Genetic Factors:


A shorter version of the vasopressin receptor gene: Scientists discovered that in prairie voles and humans, monogamous males have a long version of the vasopressin receptor gene — the gene that’s been dubbed the “cheater gene” — and males who are promiscuous or stay bachelors have a shorter version.

A low number of Oxytocin receptors: Oxytocin is a chemical that causes you to trust other people and form strong bonds. Men with a low number of Oxytocin receptors are less likely to form strong bonds and committed relationships and are at a higher risk of cheating.
Physiological Indicators:


Length of ring finger compared to pointer finger: The length of a man’s ring finger is linked to testosterone in utero and during puberty. A longer ring finger means more testosterone, and the increased likelihood of a greater number of sex partners and a higher risk of cheating.

Facial symmetry and size of jaw: If one side of a man’s face matches the other side, is symmetrical, the more it is an indicator to women that that man has high genetic value. Men whose faces are more [symmetrical] are more likely to have more partners because more women want to have their children.

Size of penis: If a male is well-endowed, that means more testosterone and a higher risk of cheating.

Brain injuries: Men with a history of engaging in impact sports like football or martial arts, or men who’ve had a history of concussions are at a higher risk. Also, men with disorders like ADD or bipolar disorder have low pre-frontal cortex activity or hyper-frontal activity, which could mean less ability to stop impulsive behaviors, like cheating.
Environmental/Behavioral Factors:


History of infidelity in past relationships: The best predictor of future behavior is relevant past behavior.

Family history of cheating: If his father cheated, that behavior may have been modeled to him

A relationship that starts with cheating is likely to end with cheating

Lack of sexual satisfaction at home/Mismatched libido

Placing yourself in high-risk situations: Excitement-seeking, adrenaline-junkie behavior

Stress

Childless men

Husband who doesn’t touch, engage or spend time with family

How to Lower the Risk:


Treat the problems — ADD/bipolar disorder/brain injury
Stop drinking
Get better sleep
Watch blood sugar
Boost serotonin to calm down compulsive part
Increase dopamine to control impulsive part
Decrease caffeine/energy drinks
Neuro-feedback to strengthen function in frontal lobe
Stop contact sports/martial arts or any activity that involves impacts to the head
Focus on brain health
Open communication with partner
Ensure sexual satisfaction at home
Avoid high-risk situations
Raise Oxytocin levels: Touch/hug, spend time together, reduce distractions, deep breathing, build trust and empathy

If you have any questions about this topic you can go to www.dr.phil.com!

Want to be a Rock Star!




He's become a famous actor by playing a famous actor on Entourage, and now, Adrian Grenier is stepping further inside the house of media mirrors by turning his camera on the paparazzi in his new documentary, Teenage Paparazzo (airing on Monday, September 27 on HBO at 9 p.m ET), a thoughtful exploration of the culture's complicated relationship with celebrity. "I don't think you can be too meta!" Adrian tells In Touch. Adrian talks about documentary participants Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Matt Damon and Alec Baldwin, and how being "Vincent Chase" on TV helped prepare him for real-life fame.




Despite his failure to find a future wife on season 11 of The Bachelor, Brad Womack is ready to give true love another shot. The Austin bar owner, who infamously left the ABC reality show empty-handed after turning down his two finalists, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, in 2007, will return for the series' next season, it was announced during Dancing With the Stars on September 27. So what is the blue-eyed hunk looking for in a lady love? "A beautiful woman inside and out, but more importantly, a true friend," he tells In Touch.



Kim Kardashian worked multiple trends -- a furry vest from H&M, wedge boots from Christian Louboutin -- into one perfect fall outfit.


Snooki: The Next Great American Novelist?

The Jersey Shore star (real name: Nicole Polizzi) will publish her very first novel early next year, publisher Simon and Schuster announced Wednesday. With the tentative title of A Shore Thing, the tome will "revolve around a girl looking for love on the boardwalk (one full of big hair, dark tans, and fights galore)," according to a statement.

PHOTOS: How Snooki spent summer 2010

Snooki, 22, gushed about the book: "I'm pumped to announce to my fans a project that I've been working on for some time. This book will have you falling in love at the shore. It's 'A Shore Thing!'"

PHOTOS: The Jersey Shore crew takes over Miami

Adds Jennifer Bergstrom of Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books: "Who better than Snooki to write a fun, sexy novel about a single girl looking for love on the Jersey Shore?"



Are Brandy and Maks ready to rumba -- or rumble?

On Monday's Dancing With the Stars, Brandy, 31, bickered with Chmerkovskiy, 30, even telling him he was being "a--holish" during rehearsals.

PHOTOS: DWTS - Who has hooked up off the dance floor?

Chmerkovskiy told UsMagazine.com he doesn't want viewers to get the wrong idea.

"We just need to make sure we show people who we really are because that package didn't show it all!" he told Us. "We know that as soon as the camera went to the next shot, we were dying laughing."

VIDEO: Watch Michael Bolton dance "worst jive in 11 seasons"

Added Brandy (who scored 21/30 for their jive), "People want the drama, and we understand that. But Maks and I know how it is. I love this guy! He was born on the same day as my brother who's my favorite person in the world. I know where he's coming from; he knows where I'm coming from. We both want to win, and we want to do a good job."

PHOTOS: Before they were on DWTS

As the season progresses, "hopefully we'll be able to show everyone what we have going on," Chmerkovskiy told Us. "If the drama tonight they showed set us back a little - I'm not worried!"




Oprah has landed Oksana.

A source tells UsMagazine.com that Mel Gibson's ex, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, will sit down with the daytime diva to talk about her rocky relationship with the 54-year-old actor, with whom she has a baby daughter, Lucia.

PHOTOS: Mel and Oksana, the way they were

Winfrey, 56, whose 25th season ends this year, had been battling 60 Minutes for the sought-after sit-down.

PHOTOS: Mel Gibson's many controversies

A rep for Harpo, Winfrey's production company, told Us it was not ready to make any announcement at this time.



This week had its fair share of fashion wins and sins. Which looks were fashion finds, and which need to left behind? You decide! Take a look!




R&B artist Kelly Rowland dazzles in a glittering, thigh-high ensemble while promoting the release of the iPhone 4 for Optus on July 30, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.




"Glee" gal Leah Michele went for old Hollywood glamor in a floor-length off-white gown that she wore to PETA's 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards.




Before her social life was making headlines, this celebrity was already rubbing shoulders with former First Lady Nancy Reagan as a baby!

Paris Hilton tweeted a photo of her and Mrs. Reagan, writing: "Baby Paris with Nancy Reagan at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel NYC. :)"

In the photo, the first lady is offering her hand to the little socialite who is walking around the hotel in a pretty red dress.




What would you do if you learned that the girl next door was a vampire? 'Kick-Ass' star Chloe Moretz and 'The Road' star Kodi Smit-McPhee team up for the edge-of-your-seat thriller 'Let Me In,' in theaters Friday, and we're with the young stars at the Hollywood premiere!

Based on the Swedish horror hit 'Let the Right One In,' 'Let Me In' follows Owen, a young, alienated boy (Smit-McPhee) struggling with the divorce of his parents and a trio of bullies who regularly taunt him at school. Things start looking up when a girl his age, Abby (Moretz), moves in to the apartment next door. But when a neighbor is murdered, Owen learns the dark secret that Abby hides. Will he run, or will he let her in?

'Eat Pray Love' actor Richard Jenkins also stars in the film as the man who will go to any lengths in order to provide fresh blood for Abby.

"I haven't seen [the film] yet, but it was amazing to work with [the kids of the film]," Jenkins told us at the September 27 premiere.

Watch ET for more with the stars of 'Let Me In'!



Waving to fans, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz pose during the 'Knight and Day' premiere in Tokyo, Japan.


Brian Austin Green gives a kiss to his new blushing bride, Megan Fox, at the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week.



Laila Ali shared the happy news that she will be a mother for the second time!

The boxer and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant shared a video message with People.com, saying, "I'm three months [along] and I'm so excited; my family's excited. I'm hoping it's a girl this time!"

"My husband Curtis [Conway] and my son, little Curtis Jr. are great. They are the best part of my life," Ali told People.

Of her 2-year-old son "CJ," as he's nicknamed, she said, "He's doing all the things that 2-year-olds do, driving me crazy. ... Thank God he's so cute, because, trust me, he's a tough one to deal with, [he has] a lot of energy."

In the video she calls her dad, boxing great Muhammad Ali, an "excellent grandfather."

Ali tells People that she is due to give birth in April 2011. Ali married Conway in 2007.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Britney,Britney! All About Miss Britney Spears!

Britney Spears as been a star in the music world for awhile and tonight the show "Glee" is paying respect to her music career by singing some of her songs! So we wanted to give you pics from the past of our pop star Britney Spears!



For her memorable appearance at the 2003 VMAs, Britney wore an updated version of Madonna's wedding dress from her iconic 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin" for an on-stage kiss with the original "Material Girl." The duo -- who were joined by Christina Aguilera -- shocked the crowd, and Brit's outfit was the last thing people were talking about.




At the 2002 VMAs, the Louisiana native was back to her more attention-grabbing getups, donning a seriously mini leather dress with equally edgy accessories on the red carpet as she presented King of Pop Michael Jackson with a birthday cake.



Fans who hadn't gotten the message about Britney's new, more grown-up style earlier surely did as the pop tart donned an elaborate, embellished bikini as she gyrated with a giant snake during her VMAs performance of "I'm a Slave 4 U."


Still months away from releasing her song "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," Britney's Dolce & Gabbana LBD made entirely of lace (and covering black undergarments) made it clear she wanted to be seen as an adult when she stepped out for the 2001 MTV VMAs.



Flying solo at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards, the 19-year-old once again opted for denim, this time mixed with a pink blouse and countless buttons. What was she thinking?!



The "(You Drive Me) Crazy" crooner and her then-boy band beau Justin Timberlake were a denim disaster at the 2001 American Music Awards. Although both ensembles were terrible, Britney's tacky frock was slightly less hideous than JT's hat and over-sized jacket. Score one for Britney!



The metamorphosis from cute teenybopper to full-fledged hottie was complete when Britney ripped off a black hat and suit to bare her bod in a sequined, flesh-colored costume at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.


A month later, in February 2000, the pop princess looked like a trophy wife in jewels and a (faux?) fur stole as she lost out to Christina Aguilera for the Best New Artist honor at the Grammy Awards.



By 2000, though, the "Oops!... I Did It Again" songstress began to rebel against her bubblegum image with ensembles like this revealing gray jumpsuit that she modeled on the red carpet at the American Music Awards.



Brit, is that you? The teen queen was fully covered -- she even wore specs! -- to Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the 1999 US Open.



When we met Britney back in 1998 with the song "...Baby One More Time," she was a 17-year-old with a scandalous habit of (gasp!) showing her belly button. Despite the bare midriff, the southern girl projected a sweet yet sexy image with the pigtails and pink wardrobe she donned on her first headlining tour in 1999.

Monday, September 27, 2010

YOUNG AND THE GOSSSIP!



Jamie Foxx and director Deon Taylor were all smiles recently at the LA premiere of Chain Letter, Taylor's new flick. Starring Nikki Reed, it hits screens Oct. 1.




Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake hit the NYC premiere Fri.CAN'T WAIT TO SEE!




Jessica Simpson promoted her clothing collection Saturday at Dillard's in Friendswood, Tx.




Snooki attempted to get some sun Saturday near her home in Marlboro, NY.




It's comfortable," she told Us of her Willow dress, which she paired with Yves Saint Laurent shoes and a Gucci bag! LOVE IT!


Following the springtime end of her four-year relationship with model Gabriel Aubry (dad to daughter Nahla, 2), Berry was spotted kissing and cuddling with actor Martinez in Paris this September. The Dark Tide costars are "sharing an intense passion," a source told Us.


After secretly dating for a few weeks, the reality star, 26, and the Los Angeles Lakers forward, 30, took their romance public, at West Hollywood club Guys and Dolls. "There was no denying the chemistry," a witness told Us.


American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and Fergie bonded at the Dolphins game Sunday in Miami.


Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey may be giving love another shot!
She pulled the plug on their nearly five-year-relationship last April, as Star was first to reveal, because his bouts of depression made life with him very difficult at times. But in late August they met up in L.A. — and have been talking almost daily ever since, says a source.

“Jenny has told Jim that she missed him, and he didn’t want to end it in the first place,” an insider tells Star. “Jenny now thinks she may have rushed into breaking up with Jim. He can be hard to deal with, but he can also be so sweet and loving and fun.”

Two possible obstacles to an immediate reconciliation: Jim has been seen out with a stunning brunette, while 37-year-old Jenny — who has gushed about Jim’s deep bond with Evan, her autistic 8-year-old son from a previous marriage — has been dating former fitness model Jason Toohey since June. But the stars are realizing that nothing compares to what they had with each other, says the source. And their loved ones aren’t surprised.



Katy Perry caused a stir last week when her jiggly performance on an upcoming special for Sesame Street went viral and the segment was pulled for being too racy. Now Katy's taking her hot bod to Springfield where Homer Simpson will surely appreciate her assets.

The "California Gurl" singer will guest star in a Christmas-themed episode of The Simpsons. But she won't be animated. Instead, Katy will appear as herself in a live-action segment that features Simpsons characters as puppets.
Katy took aim at her Sesame Street controversy while appearing on Saturday Night Live this weekend. In a skit with Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph, Katy wore a very low-cut Elmo top while playing a 16-year old library volunteer who needs to cover up her cleavage.




Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola takes OK!’s Last Word interview in the issue on newsstands now. The Jersey Shore star, 23, opens up about Snooki, singing in the car and speeding tickets.

This is what you won’t find in the magazine.

Last time someone called you Sweetheart?
At dinner tonight when I was with my family, a young girl came up to me and goes “Oh my God, you’re Sammi Sweetheart!” Normally I get called Sammi Sweetheart on a daily basis.

Last time you were mistaken for another celebrity?
I don’t know if it is because I have a distinct look or not, but there are no fans that have mistaken me for someone else.

Last song you sang in the car?
I like to drive everywhere, so I normally like to sing out loud in my car where nobody else can hear me. Katy Perry’s California Gurls was probably the last song that I sung in my car.


Lenny Kravitz was "caught" in the streets of New York yesterday wearing a pair of leather pants and high heeled boots, which makes us ask: "has Lenny been digging through his daughter Zoe's closet lately?



Too bad Jermaine Jackson can’t get his hands on a fraction of the billions that his brother Michael’s estate is worth ’cause he could really use some cash right about now.


*The biker-chick skin art sported by Beyonce in her fall/winter 2010 Dereon ad campaign is now for sale.

The singer and her mom Tina Knowles have decided to add temporary tattoos to the sportswear arm of their Dereon fashion line. The ink is based on the tats Beyonce wore in the ads.



Look at Miss H in all her beautifulness! LOL! Too cute for TV



E-V-E was spotted hitting Cameo nightclub on South Beach this weekend. And it looks like she decided to don her bikini top to the club. I guess it can save you time getting ready to just wear your beachwear to your night out.



Looking at pictures of herself on vacation in Miami four months ago, Kim Zolciak couldn’t believe what she saw. “My boobs looked crazy and saggy,” she reveals to In Touch in an exclusive interview. So, Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star had three hours of surgery to replace the saline implants she’d gotten at age 20 with lighter silicone ones. Though she was thrilled with the results, Kim had to go back under the knife once more after tearing some of her stitches. Now healing and happier than ever, Kim, 32, says, “I love my new boobs. They’re so perky. I feel fantastic!”



Her Twitter apology wasn't enough! A judge denied bail for Lindsay Lohan and ordered her to be held in custody after she violated her probation by failing drug tests and testing positive for cocaine. It's likely that the troubled Mean Girls star will return to the Century Regional Correctional Facility in Lynwood, Calif., where she'll stay until her next hearing on October 22.



She may have been wild in her younger years, but now, Madonna is a no-nonsense mother of four — with super-strict guidelines for her eldest daughter, 13-year-old Lourdes “Lola” Leon. The Material Mom exclusively tells In Touch that Lola can't dye her raven locks until she’s 14 — and that dating is out of the question for the high school freshman. “No!” Lola answered when asked if she has boyfriends — as Madonna shook her head and grimaced in disgust — at the launch of their juniors clothing line, Material Girl, at Macy's in New York. Despite the rules, the mother/daughter pair is close, even holding hands as they posed on the pink carpet at the event. “I think she’s doing a really good job!” Lola told In Touch when asked about her mother’s parenting skills. Madonna admitted that raising a down-to-earth daughter in the public eye isn’t easy. “It does require a lot of time and effort and paying attention,” she told In Touch. Hopefully, 10-year-old Rocco and 5-year-olds David and Mercy will be just as well behaved in their teen years!



Watch out Rihanna! There’s a new, budding fashionista/rock star hot on your heels.

Just a couple months shy of her 10th birthday, Willow Smith has debuted her first single, “Whip My Hair,” after being signed to rapper Jay-Z‘s label, Roc Nation — all in one week.

“After meeting with several record companies, it was clear Jay-Z and the Roc Nation staff were the unquestionable choice,” shared mom Jada Pinkett-Smith.

“Their passion for Willow combined with their boundless vision and artistic integrity made Roc Nation the perfect home for our little girl.”

From her wild outfits to her ever-changing hair, it’s clear she has her stage-ready style down pat.




The Grammy-winning musician flashes a big smile – and a peek at her bump – while attending the 11th annual Art For Life benefit held on July 24. Six months pregnant with her first child, Keys "is definitely one of those great parents-to-be," says her fiancĂ©, producer Swizz Beatz.
KELLY PRESTON
It's a boy! The actress – along with hubby John Travolta – celebrated the happy news with close pals at their Aug. 8 baby shower. "This baby is such a healing baby," shared a family friend.




You can't go wrong with a LBD for an art world event! Bump up the glamour like Kate Winslet by adding leg-lengthening nude pumps, a jeweled clutch and dangling earrings.




Can you feel the beat? Rihanna dons a wild getup while filming a music video for her new album Loud (out Nov. 16) on the streets of N.Y.C. on Sunday


It's been one year and umpteen-thousand diaper changes since Nadya Suleman gave birth to her world-famous octuplets. And what a year!

"I don't get much sleep," Suleman, 34, tells PEOPLE. "About two or three hours a night. But I'm continuing to move forward with my life and trying to be the best mother I can be."

Suleman not only made headlines after the birth of her eight babies last Jan. 26 in Bellflower, Calif., the unemployed, single mother of six older children also became a lightning rod for controversy, paparazzi and lawsuits. The experience, she insists, has changed her.