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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Happy Marriage Secrets

Sarah Jessica Parker says the secret to a happy marriage is very simple – just don’t talk about it.

She and Matthew Broderick, 51, have been married for 16 years and have three children – James Wilkie, 11, and twin daughters Tabitha and Loretta, four.

“The secret is, we don’t discuss it. To reporters or anybody else. That’s it!” Parker, 48, told The Huffington Post. “We don’t hold it up as an example and we don’t air our dirty laundry.”

Her relationship advice about staying away from celebrity gossip comes at the start of a busy year for Parker, who just launched a Hallmark greeting card collection, will soon debut her first shoe line, and will appear on stage with Blythe Danner in fellow actress Amanda Peet’s off-Broadway play The Commons of Pensacola.

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…and the bride wore black. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick on their wedding day in 1997

Parker also raved about her children and how creative they are.

“My daughters write thank you notes, and they’re just learning to read and be able to spell.

“They’re all preternaturally gifted artists — they probably spend 80 percent of their free time drawing. Every morning before breakfast, we have to drag them away from drawing and painting, even my son. They’re far more gifted than I ever was.”

January 24, 2014

Gwen Stefani is Expecting Another Boy

Exciting celebrity baby news: it’ll be another boy for Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale!

The 44-year-old singer announced today – in true celebrity style, on Instagram – that she is expecting her third son.

“I was ready to hand over the crown. but I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys” she captioned an adorable photo of herself wearing a crown and flannel shirt.

The couple, who have been married since 2002, have two sons, Kingston James McGregor, seven, and Zuma Nesta Rock, five.

Rossdale, 48, also has a daughter, model Daisy Lowe, 24, from a previous relationship.

Her due date is still a secret, only confirming her pregnancy in October 2013.

We bet their third son is going to be a real cutie, just like his older brothers!

 

January 18, 2014

Beyoncé Demands Equal Pay for Women

Beyoncé is using her celebrity status to bring equal pay for women to the world’s attention.

The 32-year-old singer has penned an essay called “Gender Quality Is a Myth!” for The Shriver Report, an initiative led by  Maria Shriver, which aims to discuss social trends that impact women.

“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet,” she writes in the essay, which is included in a special report, “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From The Brink.”

“Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.

“We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”

The singer, writing under her full name, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, urges men to join their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters in demanding equal pay for equal work.

Other celebrities to add their voice to the project include Eva Longoria, whose essay “Empowering Latinas pushes for  educational opportunities for Latina women.

Jennifer Garner contributed “Turning Poverty Around: Training Parents to Help Their Kids”, while Jada Pinkett Smith wrote the essay “Human Trafficking and Slavery in the United States: ‘You Don’t See the Chains.'”

Do you think women will ever achieve equal pay to men? Tell us in the comments below.

January 15, 2014

Kate Winslet Names Her Son: What Do You Think of the Name?

Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll have released the name of their 17-day-old son…and in true celebrity style, let’s just say it’s a little out there.

The couple have named their baby boy Bear, but sadly he will not be known as Bear Rocknroll, instead Bear Winslet as he is taking the actress’ last name.

Bear was born on 7th December and joins older brother Joe Alfie, 10, and sister Mia Honey 13, from Winslet’s previous marriages.

Meanwhile in other celebrity baby news, Rachel Zoe and her husband Rodger Berman have named their son, born on 22nd December, Kaius Jagger Berman, and will call him Kai.

What do you think of both celebrity baby names?

December 24, 2013

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher Divorce Finalised

Two years after separating, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are finally divorced.

Moore, 51, and Kutcher, 35, were married in 2005 and called it quits in November 2011 over allegations Kutcher cheated.

However it was Kutcher that filed for divorce in December 2012. So why did it take so long to officially end the marriage?

The two spent months fighting over how to divide their estimated fortune of more than $US300 million ($330,000).

 

Moore also wanted spousal support, despite being worth more than Kutcher.

The agreement was finally reached after Kutcher gave Moore more than he had to, according to TMZ.

 

Kutcher has been dating That 70’s Show co-star Mila Kunis, 30, since April 2012.

November 27, 2013

Court Told Nigella Lawson Used Drugs Every Day for Years

Nigella Lawson – TV cook, domestic goddess, and…daily drug user of cocaine and other drugs?

That’s what a London court has been told by lawyers defending two Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, against fraud charges.

The sisters are accused of defrauding Lawson and her then-husband Charles Saatchi of more than £300,000  ($532,000) while working as their assistants.

The claim that Lawson, 53, used cocaine, class B drugs and prescription medicines daily over more than a decade, emerged in pre-trial hearings. It’s claimed that she did not want her husband to find out about her “guilty secret” and consented to the sisters’ expenditures, including designer goods and a first-class flight.

Even worse, it’s alleged that Lawson took drugs with her daughter Cosmina, 19.

In an email sent to his ex-wife, Saatchi, 70, said she had taken drugs along with her daughter, known as Mimi.

The message, read out by Judge Robin Johnson today said: “Of course now the Grillos will get off on the basis that you (and) Mimi were so off your heads on drugs that you allowed the sisters to spend whatever they liked and yes I believe every word they have said.”

He added that “Higella” as he called her had “poisoned” her daughter with drugs and “trashed” her life.

Anthony Metzer QC, defending Elisabetta Grillo, 41, submitted that the argument caught on camera between Lawson and Saatchi in a London restaurant in June “may well have had something to do with Nigella taking drugs and may well have had something to do with the issue before this court [of whether Lawson had given the Grillos permission to use the credit cards].”

What do you think about allegations Nigella Lawson took cocaine and other drugs for years?

November 26, 2013

Keith Urban: Nicole and I Enjoy “Sex Texting”

Keith Urban has come out and said it: he and wife Nicole Kidman enjoy what most of us do – sexting, or “sex texting.”

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the country music star and American Idol judge was asked how he and his wife of seven years keep the romance alive.

“We just make it work,” said Urban, 45. “We never text, we never email. Phone calls only, which I really love that.”

Kidman, 46, is currently in London shooting a movie, while Urban is touring the States and busy with Idol commitments. Their two children – Sunday, five, and Faith, two – are staying in London with Kidman.

But pressed by DeGeneres about how they stay in touch, Urban admitted that they actually do send text messages.

“Maybe one text. Maybe one cool kind of, you know…yes, one of those ones with the accompanying photo. One of those kind of texts.”

And typically, the talk show host would not leave him alone. “What kind of text? What do you mean?” DeGeneres joked.

“Nice sex texting,” he admitted. “I’m a little red right now!”

October 29, 2013

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom Separate

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom have separated after three years of marriage.

“In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months. After six years together, they have recently decided to formalise their separation,” the actor’s rep confirmed. 

“Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family,” the statement continued.

Bloom, 36, and Kerr, 30, quietly marriage in July 2010 after making their relationship public in 2008. Their son Flynn was born in January 2011.

The British-born actor recently put their Hollywood Hills home on the market for $4.5 million, and has been renting it out while living in New York for his stint in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway, while Kerr is based in L.A.

What do you think of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom splitting?

October 25, 2013

Elle Macpherson Marries Billionaire Jeffrey Soffer

Elle Macpherson has tied the knot with her billionaire fiance, Jeffrey Soffer in Fiji.

Macpherson, 49, and Soffer, 44, married in front of family and friends on the island. They had been engaged since March.

The couple dated for two years before splitting in March 2012. But the model rushed to his side following a horrific helicopter crash in the Bahamas in November last year, which killed his friend and saw Soffer undergo surgery for a fractured vertebrae.

The real estate developer is based in Miami, and Macpherson is believed to be preparing to relocate there from London.

Macpherson was previously married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon from 1986 to 1989.

She dated French financier Arpad Busson for 10 years from 1995 to 2005 and has two sons with him: Arpad Flynn, 15, and Aurelius Cy, 10.

August 4, 2013

Simon Cowell Is Going To Be A Dad

Simon Cowell is going to be a dad!

The 53-year-old X Factor judge and notorious bachelor is expecting his first child with New York socialist Lauren Silverman, 36.

And, wait for it…Silverman is still married to real estate mogul Andrew Silverman, a close friend of Cowell’s.

Cowell, 53, has often spoke out about his lack of interest in having a children.

“God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts,” he said in 2009. “You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”

But last year he seemed to be warming to the idea.

“I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them,” he told AOL Music. “The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids and I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”

Cowell was previously engaged to American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, but they called off their 18-month engagement in September, 2011. Most recently he dated Carmen Electra for a few months but they split in February 2013.

What kind of dad do you think Simon Cowell will be?

July 31, 2013

Nigella Lawson’s Divorce Finalised

Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi are officially divorced.

The end to their marriage was finalised in record time, with the hearing at the high court in London taking just 70 seconds. They would have celebrated their 10th anniversary in September.

Neither Saatchi, 70, nor Lawson, 53, were present at the hearing.

When the couple confirmed they would be getting a divorced earlier this month, they announced they would not be making any financial claims against each other. Lawson is worth around $15 million, while Saatchi is estimated at being worth $150 million.

The divorce comes just seven weeks after Saatchi was photographed with his hands around his wife’s neck at a London restaurant.

 

July 31, 2013

Angelina Jolie Is Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actress

Angelina Jolie might not have starred in a movie since 2010, but Forbes has still crowned her Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actress 2013.

Jolie, 38, took home $36 million ($US33 million) between June 2012 and June 2013, $14 million more than last year.

The mother of six has been focusing on directing and writing, most recently with her film In The Land of Blood and Honey in 2011, but next year we’ll see her in Maleficent, for which she earned $16.5 million. She has also signed on for Salt 2 and voicing Kung Fu Panda 3.

Next on the rich list is Jennifer Lawrence, who made $26 million last year.

While the 22-year-old was paid $1 million for The Hunger Games, she can thanks its huge box office earnings of $761 million which afforded her a pay rise for the second movie in the franchise, Catching Fire.

She should enjoy that franchise money because it doesn’t last, as Kristen Stewart knows too well. She topped the Highest Paid Actress list last year thanks to The Twilight Saga, banking $37 million, but this year, brought in $24 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is Jennifer Aniston with $22 million, Emma Stone at $17, Charlize Theron with $16 million, and Sandra Bullock and Natalie Portman both with a cool $15 million each. Mila Kunis entered the top 10 this year earning $12 million, and finally Julia Roberts, also pocketing $12 million.

 

July 30, 2013

Inside Fergie’s Baby Shower

Fergie has celebrated her baby shower in a star-studded party in L.A.

The singer, who is due in September, took over the SLS with friends – including Kelly Osbourne, Julianne Hough, Molly Sims, Ru Paul, Adam Lambert, Lance Bass and Halle Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubrey – with Fergie welcoming guests by announcing “it’s my baby boy’s first party!”

Fashion Police’s George Kotsiopoulos tweeted this adorable photo with Fergie and co-star Osbourne, calling it the ‘best #GaybyShower ever!!!’

Hubbie Josh Duhamel was also in attendance, enjoying Ferg-aritas with guests and his wife’s own-label Ferguson Crest wine. Burlesque drag performers entertained guests, who also enjoyed a four-tied cake designed with the black, white and blue theme in mind, with one layer being decorated in baby blocks spelling out BABY, with a teddy bear on top.

Younger guests at the baby shower were entertained with teal and clear balloon animals, and everyone took home blue and white sweets.

Earlier this month, Duhamel, 40, announced he was preparing a push present for Fergie, 38 (real name Stacey Ann Ferguson), around the time that she took his last name, legally changing her name. The couple married in 2009.

Duhamel is excited at being a hands-on dad, saying they’ll make their schedules work to make sure they’re around for their little boy.

“I can’t imagine having a kid and then not being able to be there – that would just drive me crazy. My head would be at home with mom and baby,”he explained.

“We want to work it out so that we can be together; whether I am working, they can come with [me] or if she is working I can go with them. I can’t see myself ever wanting to be away from my wife and kid.”

July 29, 2013

Leah Remini Speaks Out About Scientology

Leah Remini has spoken out about splitting from the church of Scientology, saying “no one is going to tell me how I need to think.”

The former King of Queens actress, 43, had been a Scientologist for more than 30 years, and was one of its most vocal celebrity supporters.

But earlier this month, she quit the religion over rumours she had questioned church leader David Miscavige and as a result had to go through intensive personal questioning.

“I believe that people should be able to question things,” Remini told PEOPLE on Saturday at an event in Malibu, California. “I believe that people should value family, and value friendships, and hold those things sacrosanct. That for me, that’s what I’m about. It wouldn’t matter what it was, simply because no one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot, talk to.”

Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of church leader David, who herself left the church in 2005, expressed her support for Remini earlier this month.

“From what I understand, she was just fed up with the way she was being treated when she was following church policy,” said Miscavige Hill. “She is a tough woman and isn’t the type to yield or turn a blind eye to a blatant injustice. People like that don’t last too long in Scientology because they aren’t easy to control.”

July 29, 2013

Jennifer Aniston: “We Already Feel Married”

Jennifer Aniston sets the record straight on rumours her wedding with Justin Theroux has been postponed.

“We have yet to set any date,” Aniston, 44, told Associated Press while promoting her latest film We’re the Millers, in New York.

“There have been no canceled weddings. There have been no postponed weddings. There have been no arguments about where to get married. Just clearing all that up.”

Aniston and Theroux, 41, have been engaged since last August, and insists they are just waiting for the right time .

“We just want to do it when it’s perfect, and we’re not rushed, and no one is rushing from a job or rushing to a job.

“And, you know, we already feel married.”

July 28, 2013

Kate And William Name Their Baby!

Prince William and Kate Middleton have named their baby boy!

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis,” read a statement from Kensington Palace.

“The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.”It’s been a busy week for the new parents.

After giving birth on Monday, Kate and William left St. Mary’s hospital yesterday and spent a night at Kensington Palace, where Queen Elizabeth met her great-grandson. Today, they took Prince George to Bucklebury, an hour west of London to the home of Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

“It’s very emotional,” Kate, 31, said of becoming a mother. “It’s a moment that any parent having just given birth will know what this feeling feels like.”

“It’s very special,” added William, also 31.

What do you think of the name?

July 24, 2013

Bruce Willis and Lindsay Lohan?

Bruce Willis and Lindsay Lohan?

Bruce Willis trying to get publicity for his new film
Bruce Willis trying to get publicity for his new film
New York Post reported last week that Bruce Willis has the hots for 18-year-old starlet Lindsay Lohan. According to the US paper, 49-year-old Bruce couldn?t keep his eyes off the Mean Girls actress at the afterparty of his latest film, Hostage. He even invited her up to his hotel room to continue celebrations. According to a shocked insider, “At one point, Bruce had Lindsay’s pants down far enough to reveal a tattoo that said La Bella Vista (the beautiful view) on her right cheek.” Lindsay?s spokesperson said those rumours are completely untrue. “She is not interested in Bruce Willis in any way but as the producer of her next film,” her rep told PageSix.com. Also Lindsay?s tattoo actually says La Bella Vita (The Good Life), not La Bella Vista as reported. Although Bruce?s reps haven?t commented, but have said he hasn?t found love since his splits with Demi Moore, and more recently actress Brooke Burns because his standard is too high. He says, ?The slice of the pye chart that lines up with the criteria that I have set for myself is about two per cent of the population. So I’ve kind of given up. There are a lot of cute women out there. But it’s difficult to be with someone who works in showbusiness, who travels and moves around the world as much as I do.”

Ashton?s revenge prank
Meanwhile, his ex Demi?s love Ashton Kutcher has played yet another practical joke on a Hollywood type. He pranked Kirsten Dunst into believing she was being arrested for a drunk driving charge, all because she snubbed his romantic advances years ago. He teamed up with her pals Liat and Molly for the prank on his hit show Punk?d. He says, “About four years ago, I met her out at a karaoke place and asked her out on a date. And she never called me back. Not calling a guy back when he calls you is not cool. You should call him back… revenge is a bitch.” During the prank, Kirsten?s friends pretended to down vodka shots and wine while the actress drank the real thing. Later, Dunst?s friend (who was driving) deliberately backed into a police car while at a random breath test and prompted the threat of all three girls being arrested. Kirsten was close to tears at the fear of being arrested, saying “I was so scared. That was really the best prank ever. I’m so happy it’s not real.”

Brit?s advice to Jackson: Be a man!
Britney Spears has spoken out with some advice for Michael Jackson. If he wants to win his trial, she told US Allure Magazine that he should go out, get drunk and start a few fights. “If he did those things, I feel sorry for him. I feel like he probably feels alone, and he needs some help,” the newlywed said. “He needs someone to be like, ‘Okay, let’s buck you up, let’s give you a moustache, let’s rough you up, let’s go to a bar, let’s get drunk and be a man.’ And if he didn’t do those things, I feel sorry for him. Either way, he needs to get in a fight.” Since the publication of this article, she has decided that any information about her personal life will only be featured in her songs. She felt the article in Allure magazine was too focused on her private life and issues from her past. “I’ve already dealt with these issues with the support of my family and friends and have fully moved on. In the future, I will refrain from discussing my private life in interviews. It will be expressed solely through art.” Considering how valuable her opinion of Michael Jackson?s predicament was, I don?t know why anyone would want to interview her again anyway!

Joshua Jackson in love

March 15, 2005

June Entertainment Guide

June Entertainment Guide


Antonio Banderas
Shrek 2 Premiere

Our roving reporter Steph was mixing with the stars at the Shrek 2 premiere last week….

Shrek returned to our shores last week and brought with him the very sexy Antonio Banderas. The Australian Premiere of Shrek 2 was the hottest ticket in town! Antonio had nothing but praise for Sydney, ‘Every person I saw had a smile on their face, I cannot wait to return to spend more time in this beautiful country!’ We can only guess why all the girls were smiling.

Antonio was joined on the red carpet by Pop Stars, Austalian Idols, Big Brother contestants and a multitude of lucky ticket holders for what is one of the funniest must see movies of the year.



Escape Velocity
The cast of Shrek 2 is talent personified, Jennifer Saunders, Julie Andrews and John Cleese along with Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and who can forget Eddie Murphy as Donkey.



‘Unbecoming’ in Escape Velocity
Escape Velocity
Last Thursday marked the world premiere of two new plays by Newcastle based writer Kel Watson. Unbecoming and Eat Up are the two one act plays that together make up Escape Velocity. Unbecoming focuses around Micah (Caitlin Wright), a young women who is waiting for someone. As she waits, a strange and mysterious character called Redhed (Helen Thearle) keeps her company. But who is Redhed, and why does Micah feel so sinful and wrong? With the arrival of her visitor, Skye (Scarlet McGlynn) will Micah learn she isn?t as alone and as strange as she is being led to believe? Eat Up is a one woman show (starring Elisa Ashenden) that takes the audience on a journey of self discovery. Each character shows a unusual character, all struggling to find their place in society. But they all demonstrate the differences in the Australian society, and force the audience to question their own social structure.

Both these plays examine femininity, sexuality and religion in modern society. They show an intimate window into the souls of some of society?s most troubled members. A young Christian girl searching for her sexuality, a battered wife running from violence, a girl who?s boyfriend gang-raped another woman. Produced by Pandoras Box Productions and directed by Ben Flaxman and Narelle Nash, these plays show a unique voice in Australian theatre.

Escape Velocity is performing at Tap Gallery, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst: June 10 ? 26. Book through 8230 1013 or Pandoras Box.

June 15, 2004

Remington Salon Pro range

Remington? Salon Pro range
The Remington? new Salon Pro range offers styling solutions traditionally found in salons. Products for the hair enthusiast!



Remington? Salon Touch Hairdryer
Making styling just that much easier Remington? announces the latest in its Remington? Salon Touch technology, the new Salon Touch Hairdryer. This unique hairdryer has its own auto touch sensor allowing it to switch on when it is picked up and switch off when its put it down! It?s perfect for styles where sectioning and the use of brushes are needed. This dryer has two concentrators ? one for rough drying and a narrow professional concentrator for straightening and styling. It also has six switch combinations, three heat and two speed settings. With a long-life AC and the neon light indication on the locking cool shot easily identifies when this function is activated you will be using this powerful 1800 watt dryer for years to come.



Remington? Thermo Ceramic Professional Straightener
Another of the latest Remington? tools to create perfect straight hair is the new Remington? Thermo Ceramic Professional Straightener. Ready to use in just 30 seconds with a high heat of 200 degrees, dead straight hair is no longer not just a dream. This precise high heat is achieved by the thermo ceramic heater. This type of heater is usually found in hair stylers that are used in salons. When using any straightener, the heat of the plates will cool as the straightener is pulled through the hair and then cycle up to temperature as you take another section of hair. The faster this cycle the more constant the heat and the more professional the final straightening result. The Remington? Thermo Ceramic Professional Straightener features a true ceramic heater; this cycle is minimised and the heat is more constant


The straightener comes with two heat settings for thick or fine hair and the slimline design allows professional straightening from the roots. The Teflon? and Ceramic plates provide 2 x protection for your hair ?Teflon? prevents sticking and ceramic locks in the moisture. And there?s no need to worry about waiting for this straightening delight to cool down as it can even be stored away when hot in the stylish heat resistant storage bag.

The Remington? Salon Touch Hairdryer and Remington? Thermo Ceramic Professional Straightener are available nationwide. For stockists details call 1800 623 118 or www.remington-products.com

 

March 30, 2004