Thursday, March 31, 2011

CBS’s One Shining Moment montage will return to its rightful voice

Some aspects of the NCAA tournament should just never be changed, and CBS essentially is admitting that it should have known that in the first place.
After just one highly criticized crack at it, Jennifer Hudson has been replaced as the resident crooner in the network's wildly popular post-NCAA title game highlight montage — One Shining Moment.
CBS is going back to using the Luther Vandross rendition of the song, which it used from 2003-2009. He suffered a stroke in 2003 and passed in 2005. His stamp on the montage was the longest run of any singer since the tradition was born following the 1987 NCAA tournament.





"Both versions are great. She [Hudson] did a great job," said Harold Bryant, CBS Sports' vice president for production. "We just felt like we wanted to go back to Luther."
For whatever reason, Vandross's version was replaced last season, and the 2010 rendition was met with some harsh criticism, for reasons that were both in and out of Hudson's control.
Her version of the tune fell short, especially in an all-over-the-map final minute. It's worth noting that Hudson was likely doomed from the start, as the similar sounds of Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass had a stranglehold on the piece for the better part of two decades and were truly beloved. It was too much of a break from the norm for those who look forward to One Shining Moment on the first Monday of every April (I'll proudly raise my hand to that).
The kicker was the five completely unnecessary cutaway shots of Hudson singing in the recording studio, which drew major uproar. Again, it's hard to blame that on her, because we don't know exactly whose call it was.
Still, in sports, there are certain things you just don't mess with. This is one of them.
CBS did the right thing in switching back, and both the network and Hudson will be forgiven.
But that mess might never truly be forgotten.

Georgia Peach:Real HouseWives Of ATL Season 4: 2011 New Cast Member



It has been confirmed that the Real HouseWives of ATL are returning for season four, all of the season three cast members have signed their contracts but one might not be coming back.. There will be 1 addition added to the # one BravoTv hit reality show. The reason why this show has maintain it’s longevity is due to the never ending drama my ladies of the ATL bring to us once a week. The downside to it is that some of the ladies have been criticized for displaying a false image of how African American women really are.

In my opinion, each woman brings a unique quality to the show that everyone can relate to including black women. Only thing that a person may have difficulty understanding is that due to the fact that they have money their experiences are going to be a little different and extreme. We also wanna keep in mind that the reason the madness is always elevated on the show is because “it is a show” so networks aim to entertain, so be mindful of that.

It seems like each year we are introduced to new members, season 2 we met songstress Khandi, season 3 we were introduced to super model Cynthia Bailey and “The Southern Belle” Entertainment Lawyer Phaedra Parks. This season Bravo Tv is in the works on casting a new member. My sources tell me they have narrowed it down to eight women.



t’s also been rumored that season 1 cast member Deshawn Snow, may be returning(I think NOT) to the show since lately she has some extra drama to enter her life. (Click Here To Read) She is currently looking into the potential gains of returning to the show or if getting her own reality show would be more fitting for her. But stay tune to see the outcome on that.

I can’t reveal the name just yet (I need you to comeback to the site in a few hours lol) but ill give you a little background on of the ladies that are being interviewed. One of the ladies major beauty shop owner and Drama starter, has ties to many A List celebrities in the ATL and she’s loaded with money. One of the wives being looked at is a best selling author packed with a mixture of sass, money, and innocence. Another potential member is the wife of an NBA star who is loaded with money and lazier then all get out. Last one of them is “BestFriends” with Natalie Nunn but that’s all I can say for now. We will reveal new potential members and photos as the day goes on so make sure you stay tuned.
I have been told that NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak, has the overall say of who is casted. Bravo wants make sure that all cast members have an interesting relationship with the Divas of the show.

This season will most likely be the best season yet because Bravo is taking the show on a new twist, minimizing the drama between the cast members and focusing more on the family issues and endeavors. Hmmm! They just better make sure the Drama maintains. I know that’s wrong to say but hey I’m just saying. Reality Drama Tv is everyone’s secret pleasures we are all afraid to admit to!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LAURE HERIARD DUBREUIL INTERVIEW: PERSONAL STYLE






Fashion was not Laure Hériard Dubreuil's first love. Long before she worked "hand-in-hand" with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga and Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent, and about a decade before she cofounded the Webster, a high-end fashion boutique in the heart of South Beach, she was fluent in Mandarin Chinese and deeply entrenched in Far East studies in Shanghai. "You should have seen me doing tai chi every day at 6:00 A.M. and translating Confucius," she says with a laugh. "Just the same Laure you see before you now!"

To hear Hériard Dubreuil, 33, explain it, fashion was the logical next step. "I fell in love with the culture, the signs, training your visual memory." These skills came in handy when she switched her Chinese calligraphy tutor for the Fashion Institute of Technology, which led to working with Ghesquière and Pilati in their merchandising departments. "Working for those two taught me so much about fashion, from the creative and marketing to business and sales." (An appreciation for quality goods could be hereditary. Many generations ago, her family founded the Rémy Martin cognac company, one of the industry's most prestigious brands and creator of such exclusive spirits as the Louis XIII blend.)


One of the owners of Miami's hottest fashion spots, the Webster, shows off her sunny, singular style. Read the interview with Derek Blasberg below and then check out all the images from her April fashion shoot.




Four years ago, she moved to Miami to open the Webster with friends Frederic Dechnik and Milan Vukmirovic. The impetus? "Being stuck in a traffic jam on a very rainy winter day in Paris convinced Frederic and me to move to a sunny place, and Milan suggested Miami," she says. It turned out to be the perfect fit. Hériard Dubreuil, who dates artist Aaron Young, says she was inspired by the high-heels-and-small-swimsuit aesthetic of South Florida ("even if you'll never see me wearing that") and loved the mix of Caribbean and South American cultures.

She describes her own aesthetic as a bit of a mix as well. "I love to combine vintage with the latest trend items, from Balenciaga to YSL," she starts, and then the retailer comes out in her as she adds, "but of course also Chanel, Céline, Alaïa, Pierre Hardy, Acne." She says her style is either very sleek and minimal or very bourgeois: "That lady-who-lunches look!"

While the Webster has fast become Miami's go-to destination--Hériard Dubreuil and her team have hosted events for everyone from Tilda Swinton to Peter Dundas of Emilio Pucci--she hasn't forgotten the Far East. Thinking back to her days as the only foreign student in her class at Shanghai University, she smiles. "Maybe I'll open a Webster in Shanghai one day."

Chris Brown’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ : Video Performance




Chris Brown proves that if nothing else, he can definitely sing and dance. His pre-taped "Dancing With the Stars" performance on Tuesday night showed off his impressive moves - so impressive that we could almost forgive the likely lip-synced vocals.
The "Yeah 3X" performance gave us a taste of the kind of innovative choreography that put Brown on the map in the first place - especially with his backflip. His performance of "Forever" and "Beautiful" reminded us a whole lot of the Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl halftime show, which is to say he basically did the TRON thing, with backup dancers outfitted in electric suits that allegedly caused some problems the first few times the performance was shot.

Despite having to do everything over again several times to get it right, Brown remained in good spirits - we haven't heard any complaints about backstage behavior, so we're sure it went a long way toward getting him back into ABC's good graces.

I am glad that the performance was great he keep a smile no matter what!

Take a look at Dancing with the Stars's Early Dismissals


Two eliminations in one! Jillette and Kym Johnson were dismissed alongside tennis ace Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts in a double elimination in season six.


The roastmaster had nothing to laugh about after his cha cha with Edyta Sliwinska – the season five duo were the first ones to go.




Heaven is a place on earth, but hell was on the dance floor for the singer and pro partner Jonathan Roberts, who were the first kicked off in season eight.



Doherty's ex didn't fare much better on Dancing with the Stars, getting booted in season nine's week one after a lackluster foxtrot with Edyta Sliwinsk




After performing a respectable Viennese waltz with Mark Ballas, the actress was given her walking papers ahead of much-maligned season 10 dancer Kate Gosselin.



Don't hassle the Hoff – with votes! The actor and professional partner Kym Johnson were the first ones kicked off after tying with two other couples for the worst scores in season 11.



MIKE CATHERWOOD
"To be mentioned with the names of David Hasselhoff and Kenny Mayne, it puts me pretty much on the Mount Rushmore of terrible dancers," the radio deejay said after his elimination Tuesday, "and it feels good." See who else can claim this cheerless honor.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

KHLOE KARDASHIAN & LAMAR ODOM: UNBREAKABLE




"It took us nine months of disagreements before we finally agreed on the right scent for Unbreakable," Kardashian tells PEOPLE of the unisex chocolate, nutmeg, sandalwood and jasmine scent that she created with her basketball star beau, adding, "It is a genuine aphrodisiac that both men and women can relate to."

BEYONCÉ: HEAT RUSH"I created Heat Rush to bring the feeling of warmth and sensuality to every woman who wears it," says Beyoncé of the seductive follow-up to her record-breaking debut scent, Heat. "It's feminine and sexy, fresh and beautiful," she adds of the fruity floral bouquet with hints of musk.
Editors' Pick
Rihanna Reb'l Fleur 3.4-oz. spray, $59, macys.com
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Jennifer Aniston 1-oz. spray $39, sephora.com
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Michelle Obama's International Style: One the classy first ladies in history!


The First Lady updates her retro-chic wide-legged trousers with a citrine shell and nude belt, all by Zero + Maria Cornejo, while waving farewell to Santiago, Chile.




With outfits like this bright mousseline Sophie Theallet dress and Jordan Alexander earrings and pearls, which she wore to a state dinner in Chile, it's no surprise that Obama made Vanity Fair's best dressed list two years in a row.




No wonder they're called First Ladies: Obama and El Salvador's Vanda Pignato share top ranking when it comes to style in their color-coordinated purple frocks, which Mrs. O accessorizes with another Alexis Bittar pin.




She knows what she likes! Obama rocks yet another Alexis Bittar flower brooch – this time making it the standout accessory against her lacy lavender A-line dress for the President's speech in Chile.




Never one to shy away from color, the First Lady goes bold in a striped Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, coordinating yellow bag and Alexis Bittar bangles as she prepares to leave Brazil.





Obama continues to shine brightly in a gold jacquard L'Wren Scott dress and Miriam Haskell earrings as she raises a toast to her hosts in El Salvador's Casa Presidencial.




Her favorite cause is getting kids active, so it's no surprise the First Lady showed up to support a soccer team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – wearing a sporty-but-stylish vibrant printed skirt, yellow twinset and contrasting turquoise necklace.





"For me, fashion is fun," Obama has said – and she proves it by boogying down with a Capoeira group in Brazil in a one-shoulder watercolor print dress and Alexis Bittar wood and gold bangles.





Naeem Khan's golden gown was a huge hit at a 2009 state dinner, so it's no surprise that the First Lady revisits a similar look by the designer for a visit to Palácio da Alvorada in Brazil.





While disembarking Air Force One in Brazil with her family, Michelle Obama wears a sweetly summery red-and-black Tracy Reese dress – which happens to coordinate perfectly with her husband's sharp suit!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Southern Belle as Wedding Bells:More Details on Reese Witherspoon’s Wedding Look!





Though it wasn’t pink, Reese Witherspoon tied the knot Saturday night in a dress that would make Elle Woods proud. The actress walked down the aisle at her Ojai, Calif., ranch estate in a custom Monique Lhuillier gown as she wed fiancé Jim Toth in front of a star-studded crowd that included Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr. There was quite a bit of speculation surrounding Witherspoon’s dress choice — a January trip to Paris, where she visited several designer boutiques, had fashionistas guessing — but ultimately, her decision was Lhuillier, a label she’s teamed up with in the past. (Other brides who’ve chosen the brand include Carrie Underwood, Ashlee Simpson and Jewel.) Underneath her gorgeous gown, Witherspoon wore Jimmy Choo’s “Macy” satin platform sandal, part of the line’s luxe bridal collection. And on her ring finger, to match her sparkling 4-carat diamond engagement ring from the William Goldberg Diamond Corporation, she now sports a band from the same brand. Read more about Witherspoon’s wedding here!

Mariah Carey Home from Hospital After Contractions



Mother-to-be – of twins! – Mariah Carey nearly had her hands full on her birthday, Sunday, March 27. 


The babies, Carey, 42, Tweetedin the early hours of Sunday, "really wanted 2 celebrate w/us/share the anniversary! I started having contractions last night..went 2 the hospital." 

Then, she said, "They almost came on 3/27- happy anniversary in deed!!! We have a few more weeks 2 go but- wow!!!: )" 



Meanwhile, Papa-to-be Nick Cannon, 30, did some Tweeting of his own on Thursday. He said, "I am probably going to faint in the delivery room! I need to man up! Or maybe I should say WOMAN UP since they are the ones that have to be the strongest in the whole ordeal! I am in awe of my wife!"

What's Your Real Name?




Lady Gaga is a quarter of a century old today. No doubt she'll celebrate in a Gaga-ian fashion, but for now her fans (aka "Little Monsters") are most interested in knowing her real name.

Over the past 24 hours, Web searches for "lady gaga real name" and "what is lady gaga's real name" have both spiked into the stratosphere. For the record, her given name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

Gaga earned her nickname in an unusual way: According to producer Rob Fusari, "(Lady Gaga) was actually a glitch; I typed 'Radio Ga Ga' in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow 'Radio' got changed to 'Lady.' She texted me back, 'That's it.' After that day, she was Lady Gaga."

Of course, Lady Gaga isn't the only celeb to use a stage name. Hollywood is full of folks who, for various reasons, adopt a different moniker. Here's a breakdown of the most searched "real names" on Yahoo! over the past week. Surprisingly, Gaga isn't No. 1.

1. Martin Sheen real name (Ramon Estevez)

2. Lady Gaga real name (Stefani Germanotta)

3. Triple H real name (Paul Michael Levesque)

4. Meat Loaf real name (Marvin Lee Aday)

5. Nate Dogg real name (Nathaniel Hale)

6. Charlie Sheen real name (Carlos Estevez)

7. Pink real name (Alecia Moore)

8. Nicki Minaj real name (Onika Tanya Maraj)

9. Judy Garland real name (Frances Ethel Gumm)

10. Flo Rida real name (Tramar Dillard)

11. Miley Cyrus birth name (Destiny Hope Cyrus)

12. Katy Perry real name (Katheryn Hudson)

13. Eminem real name (Marshall Mathers)

14. Snoop Dogg real name (Calvin Broadus)

15. John Wayne real name (Marion Morrison)

16. Fergie real name (Stacy Ann Ferguson)

17. Gene Simmons real name (Chaim Witz)

18. Wiz Khalifa real name (Cameron Thomaz)

19. Mark Twain real name (Samuel Clemens)

20. Dr. Seuss real name (Theodor Seuss Geisel)Saving Rachel (A Donovan Creed Crime Novel)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Waiting for Superman:Amy Adams Cast as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's 'Superman'


Amy Adams has landed the iconic role of journalist Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Adams joins Henry Cavill, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner on the production, which will be directed by Zack Snyder.

"There was a big, giant search for Lois," Snyder told the LA Times. "For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it."

Superman: Man of Steel is currently set for a December 2012 release.

Census in the Hot Topics World! Enough Hot Topics for your Mama!



Leave it to MTV's hilarious game show Silent Library to make the stars of Jersey Shore suffer through more indignities than they do on their own show — while keeping them quiet, no less! Highlights of Fridays sneak peek of season four include a power-blue tuxedoed Vinny being force-fed liverwurst wedding cake by a bridal-gown wearing Deena and (in this clip) Snooki gagging while licking cocoa butter off of a Speedo-clad fat guy's back! Silent Library's fourth season, featuring celebrity guests like Judah Friedlander, The Ready Set and Jimmy Fallon with The Roots, officially returns on Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. ET


Jennifer Aniston’s love life has been a disaster lately, so she was excited for a blind date with a mystery man on March 9. However, things quickly went downhill when her would-be suitor insisted on dredging up her painful past.

“He kept on asking questions about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie,” an eyewitness at West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel tells In Touch.

It was totally depressing for Jen, 42, who, according to an insider, after a string of horrible dates and boyfriends since divorcing Brad in 2005, had friends convincing the actress to try a “non-Hollywood guy."

But the romantic rendezvous got off to a terrible start when her companion, an entertainment lawyer, didn’t even wait for Jen to show up before ordering. “It was supposed to be just drinks, but he ordered a full meal,” says the eyewitness.

Then, after subjecting her to a battery of questions about Brad and Angie, “when the bill came, he wanted to know if they should split it!” says the shocked onlooker.

At that point, a humiliated Jen had had enough. “She paid the entire bill and left!” Adds the insider, “We all want Jennifer to find a nice guy she can date.”




It looks like newly single Jessica Biel is romancing a new guy — Playing the Field co-star Gerard Butler.

Jessica, 29, and Gerard, 41, were first spotted together at a crew member's birthday party at a restaurant in Shreveport, La., where they are currently filming.

According to E! Online, a source is reported saying, "When Gerry got there, he made a beeline for Jessica. He was really flirting with her." Reports have since said that Jessica and Gerard have gone out for dinner a few times.

But don't count on the friendly co-stars to get serious.

A friend of Gerard’s told E!, "Gerard says he wants to settle down eventually, but he won't anytime soon, promise, and not with Jessica."




Love her or hate her, the outspoken Star Jones finally has the man — and the body — of her dreams.

The Celebrity Apprentice star and author of the new novel, Satan’s Sisters, tells In Touch, “I finally look the way I feel!” And she’s not the only one: Her boyfriend of more than two years, Manhattan’s Soho and Tribeca Grand hotels’ executive chief Herb Wilson, is equally enamored, and after seeing her in a sexy, red curve-hugging Marc Bouwer design, replied "Damn, Star! You look good!"

“After my open-heart surgery last year, the first thing I said when I opened my eyes was, ‘Herbie! Where are you?’ We dated 12 years ago," Star gushes about her long time beau. "So he knew me before, he’s known me during and he knows me now.”

Regarding her 2003 weight-loss surgery, Star admits she had guilt about not being able to control her weight.

“At the time, I couldn’t talk about it,” she shares. “I should’ve said, ‘When I can explain this to myself, I can tell you.’ If I had said that, I wouldn’t have gotten the criticism.”

Although she does 30 minutes of movement each day, Core Fusion and follows a Mediterranean diet, there is one food Star admits she can’t live without.

“Bacon is my favorite thing on Earth,” she confesses. “I’m the one who once said, ‘If I can never eat bacon again, I would rather stay fat!’”

Star’s resolution to this problem: “Now I choose turkey bacon! I’ll treat myself, but it’s two slices, not six.”


What’s Giuliana Rancic’s biggest red carpet secret of all? The E! News maven wears flats so that she doesn’t seem too much taller than her notoriously tiny co-host Ryan Seacrest!

During “Giuliana Rancic’s Closet Confession,” which launched today on bluefly.com, the always camera-ready host took her stylist Jose Camilo on a tour of her dressing room. She even pointed out her “runts” – the flats she wears when she does two takes with Ryan (“one with heels and one without”), to ensure she doesn’t look too tall next to him. (Giuliana, you better be careful. That gorgeous YSL tote Ryan gave you for the holidays might be your last if you keep ragging on his height.)

On the episode, the red carpet host talks about the outfits her hubby, Bill Rancic, thinks are sexy, shows off her fake eyelashes and admits she has "the best job."

Check out Giuliana's “Closet Confession” on bluefly.com/closets for more inside looks at her wardrobe, and enter to win a $500 Bluefly splurge of your own.





Jennifer Lopez is making millions as a judge on American Idol, and she’s wasted no time spending her pay.

According to a pal, Jennifer has been stocking up since cashing her first Idol paycheck, buying everything from Gucci luggage, diamond bracelets and $3,000 shoes.

“Jennifer always had money, but this is the first time in years she’s getting a weekly check,” her friend explains.

“She’s a girl who loves to shop, and she is enjoying her riches and spending it on herself. Of course she is buying stuff for Marc and the twins, but the majority is for her,” says the friend.



Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and husband Rodger Berman have welcomed their first child, son Skyler Morrison Berman.

Rachel, who is the star of the Bravo reality series The Rachel Zoe Project and recently topped The Hollywood Reporter's most-powerful celebrity stylist list, reportedly went into labor Tuesday and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The 39-year-old first announced her pregnancy via Twitter last November and revealed the baby's gender in January. She told followers: “Hey everyone! I want to officially confirm to my loyal friends and followers that I am pregnant! I feel great, Rodger and I are beyond excited and so thankful for all of your love and support."




When it comes to dream jobs, many girls would gladly trade places with Tika Sumpter, 27, who admits that her job playing Raina Thorpe on Gossip Girl has a few perks — like making out with both Chace Crawford, 25, and Ed Westwick, 23.

The newest CW series star opened up to In Touch exclusively about her on-camera kissing sessions with her slightly younger co-stars at the Rebecca Taylor Flagship Store Grand Opening held on March 23 in NYC's Meatpacking District.

“They are both amazing kissers," the sultry starlet confesses. "I mean, is it really hard to kiss those two? No!” We tried to get her to tell us who was the better kisser, but Tika would only tease, “That’s for me to know... and nobody else to find out!” Or maybe she just can't choose one over the other?

Katrina Bowden, Selita Ebanks and Alice Eve were also on hand for the celebration of the fashion designer's second New York City boutique.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Want to Live Like a Pop Diva Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow and Alicia Keys show us how it's done


The term “diva” is derived from the Italian word for “goddess” and was originally used to refer to divinely talented and fanatically celebrated female opera stars. The term is now used more widely to describe gifted women performers in all musical genres.

Modern-day divas are also known for their fine tastes and high style. So when a diva moves house, the property she leaves behind will fit even the most discriminating buyer.

Here are five properties on the market that have served as homes to music’s biggest divas.




Outside Lady Gaga's $4.5 million Los Angeles home for sale
Photo: Zillow
Lady Gaga
10968 Savona Rd., Los Angeles, CA
The 24-year-old superstar reportedly rents the 6,200-square-foot “Villa Savona” in Bel Air, Calif. Renting allows this diva to change her mind on a whim and move whenever she’s in the mood. Gaga’s rental is also available for rent at $19,500 per month and listed for sale for $4.5 million. Not clear where Gaga is decamping to next – maybe another luxury rental?

Villa Savona offers “jetliner” views of the ocean, a nearby canyon and city. Tenants can take a dip in the pool, soak in the spa or cozy up in a master suite and avoid the paparazzi.






The view from Christina Aguilera's $6 million Los Angeles home for sale
Photo: Drew Fenton/Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s Great Estates
Christina Aguilera
1443 Devlin Dr., Los Angeles, CA
This four-time Grammy Award winner is trying to unload her ultra-mod 1960s home in Los Angeles for just under $6 million. The former “Star Search” contestant and “Mickey Mouse Club” member appears to be moving on after her divorce from music producer Jordan Bratman.

The 6,500-square-foot home in West Hollywood offers views of the city, canyon, and ocean through its glass walls. The neighborhood is an enclave for the rich and famous with easy access to the best the city has to offer. She equipped the home with a screening room and music studio. There’s also a large pool, a 12-person spa and an outdoor fireplace.


Sheryl Crow's $7.5 million College Grove, Tenn. home for sale
Photo: Zillow
Sheryl Crow
6662 Cross Keys Rd., College Grove, TN
This nine-time Grammy winner, former Michael Jackson backup singer, ex-paramour of Lance Armstrong and mother of two, put her solar-powered equestrian estate in Tennessee up for online auction after not getting a buyer for her $7.5 million asking price. But, the reserve was not met at the auction, and it looks like Crow still hasn’t found a buyer. The bidding is closed for now, but the auction site is still online at Sherylcrowauction.com.

The 10,624-square-foot main house features French-inspired architecture and sits on 150 acres. Crow purchased the property, named Cross Creek Farm, in 2006. It has a saltwater pool, a 14-stall barn, indoor riding arena, media room, a recording studio, dual solar systems, and a three-bedroom guesthouse.



Alicia Keys' $2.4 million Syosset, NY home for sale
Photo: Alexis L Siegel/Core Long Island LLC
Alicia Keys
12 Serenite Lane, Syosset, NY
This Grammy winner, newlywed and new mom is trying to sell her home on New York’s Long Island for the fire-sale price of $2.3 million after buying it for almost $4 million in 2005. While the 2.2-acre, seven-bedroom mansion will serve anyone with an “Empire State of Mind,” it's also big enough for a family.

The home also features a 50-foot pool with Jacuzzi, poolhouse and patio. The gourmet eat-in kitchen is fit for divas who like to cook – and some divas do.



Kelly Clarkson's $1.5 million Nashville, Tenn. home for sale
Photo: Mary Beth Thomas/ Fridrich & Clark Realty
Kelly Clarkson
716 Westview Ave., Nashville, TN
Clarkson, “American Idol’s” first winner, is selling her “modest” 4,900-square-foot Tennessee home. Located in a posh suburb of Nashville, the house is listed for $1.5 million, $41,000 less than Clarkson paid for it in 2007. The stone house has five bedrooms and bathrooms, and a screened porch with one of the property’s three fireplaces. The master bedroom on the main level has an ensuite bath with a luxurious soaking tub.

The home features a wood-paneled office suited for a two-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum selling artist. There is also a recreation room above the three-car garage, and a living room with a fireplace. Clarkson reportedly did not live in the house full-time, as her primary residence is a 50-acre property in Fort Worth, Texas, but she needed a place to stay while collaborating with country singer Reba McEntire.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Look your Best for the Spring



Party Dresses: Make the Most of What You've Got
OCTOBER 26, 2010
Curvy
Accentuate your womanly shape with a belted cocktail number. America Ferrera (near left) chose a slim-waisted Alice + Olivia design with an hourglass-emphasizing tulip skirt. Amber Riley (far left) took the look a step further, amping up her cinched T-shirt dress with a powerhouse hue.

2 Hot 2 Handle: Can you see yourself wearing these looks!


Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly
The "Charlie's Angels" reboot doesn't premiere on ABC 'til fall, but we're already excited for the program -- well, at least the fashions -- based on this picture of the show's new leading ladies, Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly, and Annie Ilonzeh!




Selena Gomez, Hotties
Teen queen Selena Gomez ... hot or not in a fire engine-red frock and bow-adorned pumps at the 2011 Disney Kids & Family upfront presentation in New York City? You make the call.


Rose McGowan, Hotties
Another one of our faves -- Rose McGowan -- also looked exceptional this week. The actress, who was seen attending the Millennium Network Event hosted by former President Bill Clinton, delivered the drama upon arriving in a belted metallic frock, statement earrings, and nude platform pumps. Love this look!


Vanessa Williams, Hotties
Right behind Kristen in the arrivals line was "Desperate Housewives" hottie Vanessa Williams, who popped a pose in a purple sequined cocktail frock and fab footwear.


Kristen Bell, Hotties
Back in LA, Kristen Bell sparkled at the 19th Annual "A Night At Sardi's" fundraiser thanks to her grommet-covered SEA NY mini and metallic Brian Atwood pumps.


Evan Rachel Wood, Hotties
Following in Kate's footsteps at the New York premiere of "Mildred Pierce" ... the equally beautiful Evan Rachel Wood, who nearly stole the spotlight in an Elie Saab showstopper and matching plum-colored peep-toes.


Kate Winslet, Hotties
Making a second appearance in this week's 2 Hot 2 Handle gallery ... Kate Winslet, who -- despite a slightly over-powdered face -- still looked sensational at the "Mildred Pierce" premiere in a long-sleeved Stella McCartney dress, black-and-nude heels, and a wavy updo.



Halle Berry, Hotties
Halle Berry -- who never looks anything but fabulous -- continued to impress at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVII in a royal blue Rachel Roy dress, T-strap sandals, and a stunning silver cuff.



Carrie Underwood, Hotties
Meanwhile in Washington, D.C. at the Points of Light Institute's tribute to former President George H.W. Bush, country cutie Carrie Underwood nearly took our breath away in an ethereal, blush-colored Herve Leger by Max Azria gown.


Naya Rivera, Hotties
Naya Rivera also loves a big bow. The 24-year-old actress was all smiles as she strutted her stuff at a recent "Glee" soiree in Beverly Hills, CA, in a bow-enhanced blouse, skinny black trousers, and turquoise platform peep-toes.


Kristin Davis, Hotties
Also spotted sporting a bow-adorned dress ... "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis, who was cute as can be at the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards in a pink chiffon Oscar de la Renta frock and patent leather Miu Miu sandals.



Oscar winner Kate Winslet was the epitome of elegance upon arriving at the 2011 Cardboard Citizens Gala in a dress by French couture house Max Chaoul, which featured intricate rosette detailing and a contrasting black, bow-like belt. Classic peep-toes, diamond earrings, and a chic updo completed her flawless look.