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6 Celebrities Who Fluked Their Way To The Top

We’ve all been there, wondering just how that celebrity became so damn rich and famous. They appear to have fluked their way to the top, without any real confirmation of their talent when first discovered, but were picked out for being good looking, a gift from the Gods of genetics.

We say fluked because these people have played the game of chance and won, think of the world of celebrity like playing a game on SuperCasino – when you win big you go all the way.

So who has fluked their way to the top and is now living a lavish life after seemingly doing, well…not very much to get there?

Charlize Theron

We’re not saying Charlize isn’t a fine actress, you just have to watch the 2003 movie Monster to witness her talent, but Theron wasn’t having much luck making it in Hollywood when she initially started out. She was actually discovered in a bank, shouting at a poor assistant behind the counter, who wouldn’t or couldn’t for some reason pay out money to her. A talent agent enjoyed her making a scene so much he gave her his business card and the rest, as they say, is history.

Steven Seagal

Seagal is best known for his highflying, highly dramatic (and just a tad ridiculous) action movies, where he spends a good portion of a film kicking the bad guys in the face, repeatedly. Steven is actually a master in aikido and because of his skill in the martial art was discovered by talent agent Michael Ovitz. It’s been claimed that Ovitz wanted to prove a point, that he could make anyone famous and so took Seagal to Warner Brothers Studios. The guys there were so impressed with his martial arts skills they let him choose a film to make, from a pile of scripts. Thanks WB.

Scott Disick

We could reel off a long list of the Keeping up with the Kardashians ‘cast’, who have fluked their way to the top, but for now we’ll stick with Scott Disick. His fame has come mostly from dating Kourtney Kardashian and their public spats and constant arguing. Their toxic relationship keeps viewers coming back for more and constantly puts Scott in the spotlight. From his exposure on the show Scott now does paid nightclub appearances and public events and revels in the party lifestyle his fame has brought him, much to Kourtney’s displeasure.

Jamie Oliver

Whilst his talent as a chef can’t be questioned Oliver found fame by pure luck. A BBC Camera crew who were filming Christmas at the River Café, where he worked, spotted him in the background making pasta. Apparently they liked his look and pasta-making skills so much that later that year his show The Naked Chef debuted, along with a cookbook. Right place, right time.

Justin Bieber

Bieber is a celeb treated much like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. It’s usually the latter, because only 10 year old girls love Bieber. We think. But the Biebs was actually discovered through a stroke of luck, after crooning to a small fan base on Youtube. Apparently his current manager saw a video of the boy popstar and contacted his mum about working with him. So thanks to a video camera and a floppy haircut, Bieber is now available for us all to enjoy.

Coleen Rooney

Marrying Wayne Rooney is one life decision Coleen will probably never regret. From her marriage she has launched perfumes, a clothing line and has reportedly jetted off on ten holidays this year alone. How the other half live, eh?

Game of Thrones Star Is The New Face Of Karen Millen

Talk about the epitome of fashion news and the latest celebrity gossip! Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, (aka Sansa Stark) will be the face of Karen Millen’s 2015 Autumn/Winter launch. I’ve just had a sneak peak at the fashion (which I’ll share) and campaign mini movie entitled The Journey shot by Photographer and director Glen Luchford.

RELATED: How To Wear Autumn/Winter Hosiery

The campaign centers around Turner. She’s supported by an entourage of handpicked British beauties, Lara Mullen, Rosie Tapner and Brogan Loftus. These young, vivacious women have been exquisitely styled by Katy England who breathes life into the entire collection.

Presented is an eclectic mixture of high-low, trend-led, London inspired pieces. These are complimented with some stunning seasonal wardrobe staples. Seriously the handbags and heeled boots are to die for! As always their objective is to design and create effortless fashion for modern intelligent, urban woman. That sounds very much like a majority of our readers?!

There’s an opulent mixture of day, night, casual, office and evening ware. KM has used a variety of fabrics in plain and feminine patterns, creating perfectly contoured shirts, tops, jeans and elegant skirts. There’s also a selection of tailored pants and an array of coats and jackets available in long and short varieties. To complete the AW15 collection faux furs and flowing scarfs have been included to ward off the winter chills. Plus they haven’t forgotten their iconic bikers jacket. So, basically all the must have’s for a stylish Autumn / Winter wardrobe have been included.

The KM brand ensures exceptional quality with first class craftsmanship. Directed by CCO Gemma Metheringham each piece is designed, cut and finished in KM’s design studio. These remain reflective of KM’s origin which remains based in Shoreditch London. The brand also dedicates support to emerging fashion talent with their graduate protégé scheme. Participants receive valuable experience and in return KM inspires innovation by encouraging new industry professionals.

Speaking of emerging talent and industry professionals lets get back to the celebrity goss! Turner was cast for the role of Sansa Stark at age 13 after being handpicked from her school. She remains with Game of Thrones as it enters it’s fifth season. The promo has just been released and fans can’t wait until it airs in the US on April 12th. Granted Turner’s had a very different role with KM. In fact it’s probably as far from Winterfell and Kings landing entire as you can possibly get! Quite a transformation isn’t it!

As well as being the face of KM, Turner’s been a very busy young lady since Game of Thrones aired last season. She’s rapidly made a leap from small to large screen. She’s recently concluded an action comedy called Barley Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson. Plus she scored a lead role in an independent film called Alone with Mark Kassen and Ray Liotta.

She’s certainly been mixing it up with some film favorites there. No wonder she’s recently been signed to play Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. Turner will act along side one film’s hottest honeys; Channing Tatum and of course Australia’s favorite X-Man, Hugh Jackman will be there. The film is currently in pre-production and is due for release in 2016. Looks like this busy talented young beauty is one up and coming celebrity to keep an eye on!

To checkout the Karen Millen AW15 collection click here.

Images via gameofthrones.com

 

Bob Geldof’s Daughter Peaches Dead At 25

It is a story told too often. Whether it be drug overdose or suicide, the world has lost another young soul trying to find their way in a cloud of public scrutiny and expectation. Peaches Geldof, a wife and mother to two young sons, has passed away aged just 25.

Sir Bob Geldof has issued a statement saying that he and his family are “beyond pain”.

The model, presenter and socialite posted an Instagram image of herself and mother Paula Yates (who died of a heroin overdose in 2000) to her followers via social networking platform Twitter just hours before she was found dead.

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Alec Baldwin: I’m Done With Public Life

Alec Baldwin says he’s had enough and is through with public life.

“I’ve lived this for 30 years, I’m done with it,” the actor said in this week’s New York magazine cover story. 

“I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media,” he continues, “but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.”

Baldwin, 55, blames 2013, which he says “was actually a great year, because my wife (Hilaria) and I had a baby. But, yeah, everything else was pretty awful.”

Last year, Baldwin was accused of homophobic remarks which cost him his role on MSNC and his reputation. He also lost his faith in the media, which he dubs “Hate Incorporated.”
“Now I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible,” he says. “Paparazzi today are part of a network that includes the Huffington Post and, much to my dismay, even NBC News, in their reliance on tabloid reporting.”

In the scathing piece, he also targets CNN host Anderson Cooper (the “self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture,” (Valenti ran the Motion Picture Association of America) and popular political commentator Rachel Maddow, calling her a phony and claiming she tried to get him fired from MSNBC.

And he’s not just through with public life, but his beloved New York as well.

“I just can’t live in New York anymore,” he writes. “Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”

Do you think this is the last we’ll see of Alec Baldwin?

 

Robin Wright Admits to Getting Botox Twice a Year

She’s one of the most beautiful and stylish on-screen characters in her role as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, and now Robin Wright is revealing her youthful glow is thanks to twice-yearly Botox.

When asked if she does Botox, Wright, 47, told the UK’s Telegraph: “You bet. Everybody f***ing does it.”

The actress admitted using Botox but apparently not as much as other women.

“It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year. I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off.”

She then joked: “Perhaps it’s not wise to put that in a magazine? But I ain’t hiding anything.”

Wright also revealed she keeps her incredible body in shape by doing Zumba. “Oh my God, Zumba is the greatest invention ever for women. I like to exercise, though I do nothing consistently because I get bored and impatient. With Zumba, you’re dancing, you’re moving your hips. So much fun.”

Wright recently became engaged to Ben Foster, 33, after meeting on the set of Rampart in 2011.

“Ben and I have a connection between us that just feels right. I don’t know any other word for it.”

Wright has two children from her marriage to Sean Penn –  daughter Dylan, 22, and son Hopper, 20.

Have you tried Botox?

Melissa George Welcomes Son

Melissa George has given birth to her first child, a baby boy!

The 37-year-old Aussie actress and her boyfriend Jean-David Blanc welcomed Raphaël Blanc on February 6th.

“Welcome to the world! Our beautiful son just born at the American hospital of Paris,” she announced on Twitter. “There are no words to describe the love.”

The Good Wife star met the millionaire entrepreneur at the BAFTAs in February 2011. She was married to film director Claudio Dabed from 2000 to 2011 and briefly dated music mogul Russell Simmons after that.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Gwen Stefani’s Star-Studded Baby Shower

Gwen Stefani has celebrated her baby shower in true celebrity style: with a star-studded party for friends including Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The 44-year-old singer and her celebrity friends gathered at the swish Hotel Bel Air in Beverly Hills on Saturday, and although she’s due any week now, Stefani was decked out in true rock-chick style: leather pants, edgy top and black and nude peep toe heels, and of course, her signature red lips. 

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Jessica Alba gifted the mum-to-be a giant nappy cake made up of nappies from her organic baby product company, Honest, as well as a huge storage bin full of baby clothes, toys and books.

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Meanwhile Gwyneth Paltrow arrived looking elegant in black and white, and other celebrity friends Kate Beckinsale, Nicole Ritchie, Rachel Zoe and Chelsea Handler all joined the party, which was catered with blue-glazed donuts and blue and white sweets.

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And since Stefani is expecting her third boy, each guest was given a gift bag that included blue fairy floss and blue lollipops.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead of Drug Overdose

Shocking celebrity news this morning: Philip Seymour Hoffman has died aged 46 from a suspected drug overdose.

The Oscar winner was found dead inside his NYC apartment just hours ago around Sunday morning 11.30am local time, apparently with a hypodermic needle in his arm.

He was discovered inside his Greenwhich Village home by a friend who was concerned after not being able to reach him.

In May, the actor entered rehab for heroin addiction.

Hoffman leaves behind longtime girlfriend, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children: daughters Tallulah and Willa and son Cooper.

Christie Brinkley’s Body Secrets (Can You Believe She’s 60!)

She’s People magazine’s cover girl, although you could be mistaken for thinking it was Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

Which Christie Brinkley did in 1975.

And now she’s back in her swimsuit, on the cover of another magazine, aged 60, and looking better than ever.

“My kids would be so embarrassed!” Brinkley told People. ”In private I may wear a bikini, but at the public beach with my kids I would change bathing suits because they do not want to be hanging out with some old broad in a bikini.”

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So how does the original supermodel maintain that enviable body? She shared her five diet and fitness secrets that keep her looking so young.

1. Exfoliate daily
“I’ve done it since I read that guys look give years younger because they shave,” she told the mag — and her skin always looks amazing!

2. Embrace getting older
“Eyebrows can thin as we age. I use pencil and powder,” she said about her makeup routine. “We’ve used [hair extensions] in the fashion industry for years. They’re good if your hair is getting thinner or you just want to feel luxurious. I only have a few gray hairs where I part my hair…I’m going to switch my part to the other side!”

3. Make working out fun
“I’ll run or do weights, and I do at least 10 minutes a day on my Total Gym machine,” she said. However, it’s important to have fun and mix it up! “I got hooked on SoulCycle this summer and during my Christmas vacation, I did yoga. I credit doing Chicago on Broadway for my legs [but] I do leg lifts while brushing my teeth!”

4. Three meals a day
“I like to start my day with coffee and coconut milk hazlenut creamer,” she explained. “Then I have sheep’s milk yogurt with fruit, wheat germ and Anutra (an Omega 3 antioxidants and fiber supplement). Lunch is usually leftovers from dinner: beans, veggies.”

5. Snack healthy 
“My snack is melon and walnuts, and I recently discovered PurePrana (an energy-boosting drink). If I’m craving something sweet, I’ll drink cold coconut water. That quenches it for me.”

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.”

Laura Linney Gives Birth at 49

More celebrity baby news: Laura Linney has given birth to a baby boy.

Linney, 49, and husband Marc Schauer, a real estate agent, welcomed their first child, Bennett Armistead, on Wednesday, and managed to keep the entire pregnancy a secret.

The couple married in 2009 after being engaged for two years. Fun fact: Liam Neeson walked her down the aisle!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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.

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.

Holly Valance Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Holly Valance has given birth to a baby girl, Luka Violet Toni.

Valance, 30, and husband Nick Candy, 40, welcomed their first daughter two days ago in London.

“Holly is at home,” Candy told Britain’s The Telegraph. “We aren’t having any help at the moment. Holly doesn’t want any, she wants to do it all ourselves at this stage, but that might change – it has only been a few days.”

The property developer gushed about Valance. “She is a perfect mother. It was a natural birth. She is from a big Australian family, with younger siblings, so she knows exactly what she is doing.”

Their daughter’s second middle name Toni is a tribute to Candy’s late father who died six weeks ago.

“It is such a shame that dad died six weeks before Luka was born, but I had the best role model possible in him, so, hopefully, if I can be anything like the father he was to me, when it comes to raising Luka, we’ll be onto a winner.”

The couple, who started dating in 2009, married last year in a lavish Beverly Hills ceremony with guests including Elton John and Simon Cowell.

Congratulations to the happy parents!

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are Engaged!

It’s the ultimate teenage mash-up fantasy come to life: Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester and The O.C.’s Adam Brody are engaged.

The cute couple met while filming The Oranges in 2011 and only began dating earlier this year.

Meester, 27, previously dated her Gossip Girl co-star Sebastian Stan for a year, while Brody, 33, was in a relationship with O.C. co-star Rachel Bilson for three years between 2003 and 2006.

They will next appear on screen together in the comedy Life Partners, due to hit cinemas next year.

“I haven’t been in a lot of relationships, but I’ve been in love,” Meester said in an interview last year.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Ginnifer Goodwin is Pregnant!

Ginnifer Goodwin is pregnant!

The Once Upon a Time actress, 35, is expecting her first child with fiancé – and co-star – Josh Dallas, 31, her rep has confirmed.

The adorable duo met while working on the show and have been dating since November 2011.

In October, the low-key couple confirmed their engagement.

Goodwin, who also starred in He’s Just Not Into You and the TV series Big Love, was previously engaged to actor Joey Kern and had a long-term relationship with Chris Klein.

Dallas was previously married to actress Lara Pulver from 2007 until 2011.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Kim Kardashian Shows Off Daughter North

Kim Kardashian has showed off daughter North while on a break with fiancé Kanye West.

Kardashian, 33, played with her baby girl, nicknamed Nori, now almost five months old, at their holiday home in Santa Barbara, California.

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The photos are the first showing the reality TV star playing her adorable baby who was born in June.

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The family photos come after a media blitz in recent weeks, starting with Kardashian posting a sexy photo of herself wearing a revealing swimsuit on Instagram, and then appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno wearing a see-through white lace dress with black underwear.

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Earlier in the week, the newly-engaged couple took their daughter out for a walk dressed in workout clothes. The couple are planning a wedding sometime mid-next year.

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Lea Michele: “I’ll Never be Able to Thank Kate Hudson”

Lea Michele has opened up about how Kate Hudson helped her through her most difficult time following boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death.

“I called her and said, I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters],” Lea reveals in the December issue of Elle.  “She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing.”

Hudson, 34, also opened up her L.A. home to Michele’s family and friends.

“She let my family stay there, and any of my friends. She made sure that in the refrigerator were my favourite juices,’ Michele, 27 said. “I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”

The celebrity friends met in 2012 when Hudson guest starred on Glee playing Michele’s character Rachel Berry’s dance instructor.

Monteith, 31, died in July from an overdose caused by heroin and alcohol. The couple has been dating from the beginning of the show in 2009 although only went public with their relationship in 2012.

The actress revealed how she was moving forward with her life following his death.

“Now that I’m in this position, you can choose to rise, which is what I’m going to try to do.

“It’s very hard and you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.”

She says she takes comfort in carrying on with her life as Monteith would have wanted. “I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people,’ she said. ‘I don’t know if I will. I don’t know how.”

 

Michelle Pfeiffer: “I Was in a Cult”

Michelle Pfeiffer has revealed she used to be part of a cult which believed in breatharianism: the ability to live without food or water and survive only on sunlight.

“They believed that people in their highest state were breatharian,” she shares in an interview with the U.K.’s The Telegraph, and that she was made to follow a diet “nobody can adhere to.”

Pfeiffer, 55, left home at 20 to move to L.A. and met a “very controlling” couple when she was getting her break in Hollywood.

“I wasn’t living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very draining.”

She only realised she was in a cult when her first husband, actor Peter Horton, was cast in a film about the Moonies.

“We were talking with an ex-Moonie and he was describing the psychological manipulation and I just clicked,” she said. “I was in one.”

The actress, who will next appear in The Family, is still a strict vegan and credits her diet for her youthful looks, denying she was had any plastic surgery or Botox, but admits she will ““never say never”.

Kim Kardashian: Selfie Was “My Big Middle Finger to the World”

Kim Kardashian says her sexy selfie which made celebrity news headlines in October was “my big middle finger to the world” to the haters in response to all the criticism of her baby weight gain.

Appearing on the Jay Leno Tonight Show last night in a see-through white lace dress with contrasting black lingerie underneath, Kardashian said: “I was trying on a bathing suit, and I actually just sent that to my boyfriend, my fiancé, and I was like, ‘Babe, can I post this up? This is my big, like, middle finger to the world on everyone that called me fat.'”

The reality TV star says she’s been out of the celebrity gossip spotlight since giving birth because of all the negative attention on her weight.

“It really hurt my soul,” she revealed. “I was gaining weight because I was pregnant, and it was just really hard to read all these stories and hear all these nasty things…Why would I subject myself to so much negativity, especially now that I have a daughter?…I’ve definitely tried to live more of a private life because of that.”

Kardashian, 33, also revealed she’s achieved her baby weight loss goal of dropping 22kg, which she merits the Atkins Diet and exercise with helping.

“At the beginning I couldn’t exercise a whole lot,” she said, “but then I just started going on hikes with different family members, with my boyfriend, with anyone that would go on hikes with me…and it worked.”

She also gave hints about her upcoming nuptials, saying she and fiancé Kanye West could marry next summer in Paris or Italy but that she plans to let West to “do whatever” he wants.

Nicole Kidman: Tom and I “Lived in a Romantic Bubble”

Nicole Kidman has opened up about her marriage to Tom Cruise, describing their intense relationship as “deeply romantic.”

Kidman, 46, revealed that being an A-list celebrity caused her and Cruise, 51, to feel like they were living in a “bubble.”

“There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it’s very intoxicating, because it’s just the two of you,” she tells Vanity Fair’s December issue.

“And there is only one other person that’s going through it. So it brings you very close, and it’s deeply romantic.”

The Oscar-winning actress admits that not many people can understand the intensity of their 10-year marriage.

“I’m sure Brad and Angelina have that, because there’s nobody else that understands it except that person who’s sleeping right next to you.”

The Aussie actress was quick to point out that she’s much happier now with husband Keith Urban, 46. The couple have been married since 2006.

“With no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now. I didn’t want to jump from one relationship to another … I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up,” she admits, alluding to the fact she married the Hollywood star when she was only 23.

Kidman might be busier than ever – she’ll next be seen on the big screen as Princess Grace of Monaco – but she loves living in Nashville with Urban and their two daughters, Sunday, five, and Faith, two, as she says, “because I can kind of have a very odd, idiosyncratic kind of path.”

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Demi Moore Reveals Love-Hate Relationship With Her Body

Demi Moore opens up over her struggle with body image – revealing a weakness for French fries – but says she’s comfortable being “extremely thin.”

“I think I sit today in a place of greater acceptance of my body,” she says in the February issue of US Harper’s Bazaar, “and that includes not just my weight but all of the things that come with your changing body as you age to now experiencing my body as extremely thin – thin in a way that I never imagined somebody would be saying to me, ‘You’re too thin, and you don’t look good.'”

The 49-year-old actress shocked many late last year with her much-thinner frame, just before announcing her separation from Ashton Kutcher after rumours of his infidelity.

“I have had a love-hate relationship with my body,” she revealed. “When I’m at the greatest odds with my body, it’s usually because I feel my body’s betraying me, whether that’s been in the past, struggling with my weight and feeling that I couldn’t eat what I wanted to eat, or that I couldn’t get my body to do what I wanted it to do.”

Moore also candidly discussed her fear of not being loved, saying: “What scares me is that I’m going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I’m really not lovable, that I’m not worthy of being love. That there’s something fundamentally wrong with me.”

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Courteney Cox wants a baby

Courteney Cox wants a baby

Friendsstar Courteney Cox Arquette has admitted to Barbara Walters in a US television interview that she and husband David Arquette have been having major trouble getting pregnant. The actress revealed the heartbreaking news that she has suffered “many miscarriages” but Courteney added that they were trying to stay positive and hoped that parenthood would still be possible for them. The couple is also undergoing treatment with IVF. The Hollywood duo, who have been happily married for four years, say that they’d consider adopting a child, but Courteney added, “I do want his genes, and I would try probably a surrogate before that … but then, absolutely, adoption.?



New CD proves Dido can survive post Eminem

After four years in the musical wilderness, UK songbird Dido is back with a new album Life for Rent, and she?s keen to prove she is not a one-hit wonder. Dido?s unique voice gained a wide audience in an unusual way a couple of years back – she was sampled by Eminem in the chorus of his hit song Stan. But with good early sales for Life for Rent, it might well be that she can step out of the shadow of bad boy rapper.



As her popularity has increased, so have the requests to ?tart herself up a bit? to sell more albums. Not one to be pushed around, her clever response was “I get offered all the covers of all the men’s magazines and I’m like `Well if I’ve done alright and bought myself total musical freedom already without taking my clothes off, why do I need to now?’ It’s nicer to have an aura of mystery and to keep something back,” she says. Pity that some of her other female performers didn?t think the same way! Should someone have given Jewel that advice?



Demi Moore meets younger boyfriend’s mum

Hey, does it mean you are going steady if you meet your boyfriend?s parents? If so, Demi Moore and toy boy Ashton Kutcher appear to have stepped it up a notch or two. Rumour has it that Ashton took Demi home to meet his Momma in Iowa for some good home cooking. Kutcher?s mom, Diane Portwood cooked up a storm for the lovebirds, who were holed up at her place for the whole weekend avoiding those pesky paparazzi who had tracked them down. Ashton?s mum told PeopleNews, that Demi was very real and not the diva she expected. Diane said ‘What I’ve found is when you meet many of these so-called celebrities in person, they are really down to earth. We sat down and talked about her kids, and my kids and we had a great time.’ Awww, shucks sounds like Demi still knows how to impress!



Billboard top 100 ruled by African Americans

For the first time in the 40-year history of the American music charts, African American artistes have taken out the top ten positions in the Billboard Hot 100. No mean feat considering that, since it?s inception, white musicians have dominated the Billboard Hot 100, considered the most prestigious of music charts in the US.

The Top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart up to last week were as follows:

1. Baby Boy – Beyonce/Sean Paul

2. Shake Ya Tail feather – Nelly, P Diddy and Murphy Lee

3. Get Low – Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz featuring the Ying Yang Twins

4. Right Thurr- Chingy

5. Frontin – Pharell featuring Jay-Z

6. Damn – Young Bloodz featuring Lil Jon

7. PIMP – 50 Cent

8. Into You – Fabolous featuring Ashanti

9. Stand Up – Ludacris featuring Shawna

10.Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas

(currently #1 in several countries around the world including the UK and Australia

 

Sarah Wynter Wows Hollywood in Ho!

Sarah Wynter wows Hollywood in Ho!

Those Aussie babes in Hollywood sure do know how to get noticed. Sexy star of action TV drama series 24, Sarah Wynter, strolled down the red carpet in a stunning Lisa Ho frock, proving that Aussie designers sure can certainly cut it along side the best haute couture designers in the world. What a brilliant Australian combination!



Everybody loves Patricia Heaton

Fabulous mum and Everybody Love Raymond star, Patricia Heaton, looked stunning in a white Ralph Lauren shift at the recent Emmy awards. Never one to shy away from publicity, this yummy mummy (she?s got four boys!) looked like a million bucks ? even if she is rumoured to have had a bit of help from her friendly plastic surgeon. If you?ve got it, flaunt it, we say.



Glamorous Alias

Sexy assassin Jennifer Garner from the hit TV show Alias looked stunning in a slinky peach satin number. But where for art her trusty co-star turned lover Michael Varten. And what?s happened to Jennifer?s trademarked washboard stomach? Could it be the beginnings of a maternal middle for the star?



Queen of the Prom?

Sarah Jessica Parker looked more prom queen than sex kitten in her choice of frocks at the Emmys. The frothy Chanel frock did have one fab feature, the bell-like hemline that lifted up at the front to reveal a gorgeous pair of Manolo Blahniks for all to see. And while her post-baby bod looked fab in this pale pink frou frou number, her obvious tan lines were a little bit of worry.



Kim Cattrall flashes some flesh

Is there ever an age where too much flesh is inappropriate? Kim Cattrall doesn?t seem to think so! Being single and over 40 sure seems to suit her. Looking more like a Californian babe in LA than Samantha from Sex in the City, she rated highly in the best-dressed category for this industry night of nights.

 

Britney broke Durst’s heart?

Britney broke Durst’s heart? Apparently Limp Bizkit’s leading man Fred Durst had his heart broken by the queen of pop tartlets, Britney Spears in just two weeks. Aww. Rumour also has it that her recently ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake was crying more than a river when he heard of their “relationship.” In a recent interview with the Sun newspaper Fred said : “I was pretty upset when me and Britney ended. Was my heart broken? Yes. Things were getting out of control and Justin was calling her and freaking out. He had never seen her with another guy before. I have run into him a couple of times since then, but nothing was said about Britney.” But that ain?t the half of it? Apparently things were going swimmingly between the two musical genius?, when old Freddie got on the radio and blabbed to the world that he?d had sex with the precious pop princess! Not only that, but he also claimed that she was “forward and aggressive” to boot. Any wonder Britney denied ever having a ?relationship? with Durst, after such Neanderthal comments!

Seems Angelina Jolie, Hollywood?s favourite celibate, was also in Durst?s sights at one point. Lucky her. In addition to calling and sending flowers to the Tomb Raider star Durst also made public declarations about how smitten her was with the plump-lipped star, “I had my mind set on Angelina for a long time. I couldn’t stop thinking about her, but it’s just not going to happen…” Gee whiz – what a surprise Fred! Brits and Justers Reunited? Speaking of Britney and Justin, the rumour mill has been in overdrive at the hint of a reunion between these two kooky kids. But it seems love isn?t the motivating factor for this reunion. It is of course M-O-N-E-Y. How does nearly $10 million Aussie bucks sound? The word on the street in the UK is that following the success of the latest advertising campaigns for clothing giant GAP which star Madonna and Missy Elliot, the global rag-traders are in secret talks with Britney and Justin. Rumour has it, the ex-couple will star in a series of commercials for the fashion brand. One source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, “The entire world followed the Britney-Justin romance and getting them together in a television commercial will get the world talking again.” But before you get too excited, a UK rep for GAP put a damper on the discussion when he told Vogue.com, “I haven’t heard anything and I wouldn’t think there’s any grounding to it. I think I’d have heard.” Of course you would have sweetie! Jolie’s Forest Project gets the green light Proving that she is not only beautiful on the outside but has a heart of gold too Angelina Jolie, in her latest role as philanthropist, has achieved what many conservationists have been trying to achieve for years. The Tomb Raider star has charmed the Cambodian government into approving a forest conservation project, that will fund be funded by the star, to the tune of $3 million dollars. Jolie has promised to cough up the cash for community-based work over the next five years in two former Khmer Rouge strongholds in remote parts of northwestern Cambodia. “She loves the area, the people and the (natural) resources there,” said Mounh Sarath, the executive director of Cambodian Vision in Development after signing the agreement with the Ministry of Environment. The money will educate villagers about conservation awareness, draw demarcation lines to protect forest and wildlife sanctuaries and train local rangers, said Mounh Sarath. “We are very pleased and would also like to thank Ms. Angelina Jolie for her interest (in conservation),” said Environment Minister Mok Mareth. In a move that will impress greenies all over the world, the project aims to preserve some 148,200 acres of forest in the Samlaut and Pailin areas along Cambodia’s northwestern border with Thailand. Jolie, 28, has increased her charity work in the country since adopting her son, Maddox, from a Cambodian orphanage. Boy has she changed since the days of pashing her brother at the Oscars a few years back!

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