In the last few weeks of 2012, some celebs had much to celebrate and much to look forward to in the year ahead! Read our celebrity news round up below!
Singer Brandy is engaged! The 33-year-old diva is engaged to her beau, Ryan Press, who she went public with last New Year's Eve. Brandy revealed the exciting news earlier this week while vacationing with her fiance in Hawaii. She and her music executive love, were pretty serious about the relationship before the engagement, even Brandy confessed to People magazine earlier this year that she would marry him with a bubblegum ring.
If you could vote for anything in the world, what would it be? Keep that in mind next month, which marks one of the biggest politcal months of the year. In attempt to encourage the youth of the nation to vote, the PSA video, "Vote 4 Stuff," is compiled of our favorite celebrities dishing on what they would vote for in support of the upcoming election month.
Vote 4 Stuff is a nonpartisan campaign conceived and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The campaign is being used to urge voters to share what they would vote for (it could be anything!) in a 30 second video. The future outcome is aimed to drive as many people possible to register to vote and get out to the polls on November 6th.
The Strawberry Theatre Festival, which takes place from August 3rd-18th at The Theater at St. Clements, has introduced a new play into its repetoire this year-- Stripped The Play, which has just come off its successful run off-off Broadway has been added to the line-up. The next performance during the festival is on August 12th at 10pm (Tickets are $22 and can be purchased here). The show, which was written by Geoffrey Cantor and Steve Stanulis, delves into the world of male strippers and there's more than just g-strings to this story. Catching up with Steve Stanulis, writer of the play, and former cop and dancer, we find out all about the show and the real world of stripping. Stanulis came up with the concept of the show because he wanted to create something that was appealing to a wider audience than just bachelorette parties. This show is for everyone, from male to female, gay or straight, and if you don't believe me, just find out more for yourself below!
With the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, a 1920s fashion revival is well on its way. The decade was all about opulence, decadence, and over-the-top everything. And the clothing was no exception. The distinct flapper-girl look included short beaded dresses, bobbed haircuts, and embellished headpieces. Everything was elaborate and luxurious—and we love it!
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New coffee blends and trends are already roasting in the new year as Starbucks switches from dark roasts to blondes and multiple celebrities, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, filmmaker David Lynch, Dave Mustaine from Megadeth and Lcd Soundsystem star James Murphy, enter the profitable industry.
After years of everyone being told by the coffee connoisseur that dark roasts are superior, coffee companies decided to attract a new market of coffee drinkers during this economic slump. This trend has already become a norm in many European countries, where they brew the blondes strong.
Heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his 37th birthday this past Friday at hotspot Avenue. It seems like just yesterday he was 23 years old and stealing everyone's hearts in Titanic. Oh, how the time flies. In typical alturistic Leo fashion, he donated proceeds (some $1.3 million) of the party to his non-profit, The Leonard DiCaprio Foundation. The foundation funds protection projects for wildlife as well as clean water and disaster relief in third world countries. By adding fees to drinks and bottle services he was able to collect funds from the well-endowed crowd that included billionaires Stewart Rahr and Len Blavatnik along with a slew of Hollywood heavy hitters such as Benicio Del Toro, Robert DeNiro, Naomi Campbell and Ed Norton. Additionally he auctioned items off, which included a 15 liter bottle of Veuve Cliquot painted by Peter Tunney. The bottle sold for a whopping $50,000!
Poor Biebs. He was on top of the world, #1 hits, devoted girlfriend, millions of adoring fans. He is the quintessential rags to riches story, living the American Dream. Of course, along with the wonderful American lifestyle comes freedom. Freedom to pursue your dreams, freedom of speech, and freedom to sue whoever the hell you please, apparently. Take 20-year-old Mariah Yeater for example. Yeater filed a paternity suit against Justin Bieber yesterday in L.A. claiming he is the father of her 3 month old son. The suit claims Yeater took Bieber's virginity in an unprotected encounter in October 2010 backstage at one of his concerts in L.A. Bieber's reps are vehemently denying the claims dismissing them as "malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false" adding they "will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."
Summer flings are quite nice. Unfortunately, they usually end once the fall season begins--which is exactly what happened with Blake Lively & Leonardo Dicaprio. The couple, who had been dating since May, called it quits recently according to US Weekly and PEOPLE Magazine. A source close to DiCaprio told PEOPLE that the two will still "remain friends." Yea, yea, yea, that's what they all say.
Perhaps DiCaprio, who is 36, wants to settle down....it's about time! Or maybe Ms. Lively, 24, just wants to enjoy her 20s and take advantage of all the other good looking actors coming her way?
Seems like Leo goes after the same type of girls... Bar Rafaeli, Gisel Bundchen, Blake.. In that case, if you are tall, blonde and model-like, you might have a shot. Get in line ladies!
Bet you didn't even know they were dating! Or you probably heard about it, but deemed it too unbelievable so you brushed it off as a silly little rumor.
It's true! Actress Amber Tamblyn, 28, and comedian David Cross, 47, are tying the knot, Life & Style magazine has confirmed today. "They've been engaged for weeks," sources claim. At least SOME people in good old Hollywood know how to keep marriage details private. Yes, Kim Kardashian, that was for you.
This marks down to be the second marriage of the four leading ladies in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. America went first a couple of months ago, now Amber...perhaps Blake Lively would like to be bride number three with A-lister beau Leonardo DiCaprio?
Actress America Ferrera has tied the knot with her longtime college boyfriend, filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams, on Monday 06/27/2011. Too, too cute!
The pair met years ago as USC students when Ryan had cast America in a student film. Looks like he had an eye for choosing stars long before they hooked up. Ferrera has already earned herself an Emmy, a SAG award & even a Golden Globe for her work in Ugly Betty...and she's only 27!
After already accomplishing so much in her life, what's the next role to step into? Get married and be wife to a hottie, of course.