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George Clooney Voted No.1 Celebrity Free Pass

If, in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day on Saturday, your partner awarded you a free pass to get it on with a Hollywood celebrity, whom would you choose?

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Recently married actor George Clooney is an extremely popular top pick, a recent sex survey revealed. Conducted by adult dating site Victoria Milan, via www.victoriamilan.com, the survey found 21 per cent of respondents wanted to pants Clooney.

Of course, the 56-year-old one-time sworn bachelor last year shocked the world (and no doubt himself) when he married London-based Lebanese-British lawyer, activist, and author Amal Alamuddin, 37, now known as Amal Clooney.

With an arguably more impressive career than her new actor, writer, producer, director and activist husband, Amal may have to watch her back if this survey is to be believed.

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And while I am in no way personally advocating infidelity – it’s not my bag, baby – Victoria Milan is a dating site for attached people looking to cheat. And, back to the results, which also showed seven of every 10 cheating Aussie wives prefer to have an affair with a married man.

Next up, on the list of most-coveted celebrity husbands included George’s good mate, Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds, who secured second and third place with 16 per cent and 14 per cent of the votes respectively.

Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal says the results demonstrate solidarity between married cheats.

“If the person you cheat with is married, the playing field is levelled. There is a level of understanding, and most likely, you both have the same wants and needs,” Ms Vedal says. “Cheating doesn’t mean a person is unhappy in their marriage – they are just looking for that little something extra.”

Erm, right. I’m so glad she cleared that one up. Did someone say “wedding vows?”

Also popular were actors Joe Manganiello; Johnny Depp; Ashton Kutcher; Sean Penn; Adam Levine; Kanye West and Marc Anthony.

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Images, in order, via: www.phootoscelebrities.com; www.dailymail.co.uk; and www.womenshealthmag.com.

February 9, 2015

Top 5 Celebrity Weddings of 2014

As we near the end of 2014, it is important to reflect on what we have learned, what has brought us joy… and which celebrity had the most outrageous nuptials! The celebrity wedding is an alien event that reminds us of our limited financial means, and that beautiful people marry other beautiful people – usually atop a European vineyard or Caribbean beach resort. I now pronounce this year’s top 5 celebrity weddings.

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Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting

Sure, this wasn’t the most anticipated union, but the hype arrived after the nuptials at the first glimpse of Cuoco’s pretty pink wedding dress! Non-traditional wedding gowns are hot right now, but this particular number fuelled the candy-colored dreams of girly-girls everywhere.

Kaley and Ryan

Olivia Palermo and Josef Huebl

The wedding of this sartorial queen was long-awaited by aspiring fashionistas, and Palermo delivered with an unexpected, but naturally gorgeous sweater and skirt combo! Equally surprising was her choice of hairstyle – a ponytail! This wedding gave new meaning to understated elegance. Oh, and for those who weren’t aware of Josef Huebl, you certainly are now.

Olivia and Josef

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

She is the face and booty of a reality TV empire. He the king of his own universe and once told a reporter his greatest pain in life was not being able to see himself perform live. They are both attractive, cashed-up… and suffering from an inflated sense of importance. So of course we couldn’t look away when they tied the knot in May. Well that, and their adorable (albeit oddly-named) child. This one is for you, North West!

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Did you ever dream of running away and joining the Brady Bunch? I imagine this is how millenials feel about the Jolie-Pitt clan. This year, the most attractive and adored couple in tinsel town finally secured their family circle with a secret wedding in Southern France. Not only did Brad and Ange’s brood hand-decorate mum’s dress, they also had a hand at making the cake, writing the vows, and crafting the ring cushions. Naw!

Brad and Angelina

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

Remember the white pants? The large hat? The Oscar De La Renta gown? How could you forget the day Hollywood’s most notorious bachelor finally tied the knot with the world’s most beautiful and accomplished human rights goddess? We all stopped work to witness the four-day Venetian extravaganza, watching in awe of Amal’s exceedingly wonderful wardrobe, and waiting to see if George would flee at the altar. He didn’t.

George and Amal

Images via E Online, Daily Mail UK, beautyandweddingtips.com, thefashionisto.com, People

November 27, 2014

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Finally Tie The Knot

In a lavish ceremony on the weekend, the moment that we’ve been leading up to all year finally happened – Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in front of a 20ft-high wall of white roses and peonies as the sun began to set at the 16th century Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. The couple vows were watched by 600 guests – which did not include Kim’s brother Rob after he fled back to LA following a Kardashian-style row with other members of the family.

Kim delicate white lace dress custom-made by Givenchy, who also designed a little white dress for her 11-month-old daughter North. The backless dress was long-sleeved with a flowing train and she also wore a veil over her long hair in loose curls. While Kanye also wore a black Givenchy suit.

Kim’s bridesmaids, her sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie were all dressed in white, although their dresses did not match. They sat front row next to mother-of-the-bride Kris Jenner, also in white, and Bruce Jenner, who like most of the male guests wore a black suit.

Onlookers lined the streets to await the arrival of the couple in one of the most anticipated wedding in reality television history.

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Images via Daily Mail

May 26, 2014

Natalie Imbruglia’s wedding secrets

Natalie Imbruglia’s wedding secrets

Gorgeous pop star Natalie Imbruglia and Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns tied the knot at the close of 2003 on a beautiful tropical beach in far north Queensland. The high-profile bride and groom managed to keep the dreaded paparazzi guessing, the location of their nuptials was a closely guarded secret right up until the last minute. Celebrity guests including including Kylie Minogue flew in to Cairns airport, the invitation’s instruction to dress for warm weather the only hint to the wedding’s location.



A fairytale ending

Attendees were whisked away to the exclusive Thala Beach Lodge for the ceremony, where they were each issued with a pair of super cool white Haviana thongs. Ever-stylish Natalie wore a stylishly simple silk chiffon v-necked gown with a layered handkerchief hem. Rockstar Daniel wore, as expected, a vintage pale blue suit. The couple posed for an official photograph after the ceremony, which will be sold to media outlets, the proceeds being donated to the couple’s favourite charities. Insiders have revealed that the wedding was indeed a fairytale ending for the couple, and apparently, one of the most romantic events of the year!



Hot gossip: Fellow former Neighbours star Kylie Minogue caught the bridal bouquet!

Jennifer Aniston and friends say farewell

Want to know how everything ends for Monica and Chandler, Rachel and Ross, Phoebe and Joey? The final episode of epic sitcom Friends is about to be filmed in the US, but there will be no plot spoilers of this most anticipated series finale. Long-time cast members seem to have been rehearsing their goodbye speeches already. Jennifer Aniston said “It’s just absolutely painful in the weirdest way, because it’s the most fun and joyous place to be.” Lisa Kudrow was surprised at how intensely she felt about the end of the series. “It just kind of hit me over the head. It feels like a really deep, deep-down loss.” Recently pregnant Courteney Cox Arquette said “I can’t imagine my life without these people.”



It’s curtains for Friends

Series creators have struggled to come up with the penultimate scene for the ending of a series that has been one of TV’s top-rating sitcoms for 10 years. “What was great about this year is that we knew from the beginning it was absolutely the last season, so we could really plan for it and sort of start trains running in January and February, so hopefully the last episode feels earned and organic,” said one of the show’s writers. “I kind of imagine that [this] must be what it’s like to get divorced from someone you still love when you still have all the good feelings and you care so deeply,” Kauffman said. “You know it’s the right time and the right thing, and it doesn’t make it any less painful.” Sounds like it’s a tough time for these entertainment types – perhaps someone should remind them it’s only a TV show!

January 20, 2004

Hurley not headed down the aisle

Hurley not headed down the aisle

According to a London tabloid the wedding between film star Liz Hurley and her Indian lover Arun Nayar, aka the Bombay Bonker, has been called off, apparently after rows over money! Nice to know that even the celebrities fight over money now and again! In a front-page report, The News of the World said Nayar, 37, called off the wedding with Hurley, 38, after rows over her expensive lifestyle. According to the report, Arun?s financial problems have forced him to be treated as a kept man and he doesn?t like it one bit. “Proud Arun Nayar’s cash problems have led to him jilting one of the sexiest women in the world,” the tabloid stated. He recently had to pay and estimated $1.5 million dollars to his Italian model wife Valentina Pedori in their divorce settlement so he could be free to marry Hurley.

But the news from the Hurley camp tells a very different story with a spokeswoman for Hurley as saying that the two “are still happy together”. Hurley set UK paper the Evening Standard straight, revealing that the couple are not even engaged! But Miss Hurley’s agent, Karen Smith, said: “It was an invention of the press that Elizabeth and Arun were getting married and they are highly amused to be told that their wedding is now off. They are eagerly awaiting the next fictionalised installment of their riveting matrimonial plans.” Wonder what the real truth is? Will ?unlucky in love Liz? finally get her big day to walk down the aisle? The world?s media are advising Liz not to hold her breath for a big wedding anytime soon!


Downey Jr. To Wed Again

In more wedding news, it appears reformed bad boy Robert Downey Jr. is ready to head down the aisle again. According to Access Hollywood, the 38-year-old star will wed producer/girlfriend/muse Susan Levin. The two met earlier this year on the set of Downey’s upcoming thriller Gothika, in which he starred with Halle Berry – who famously broke her arm during the filming? Downey told USA Today, of his wife-to-be “She has a real life, and she’s really organized. It’s really cool.” How amazing a woman with her own life!


Timberlake?s newest venture

Fresh from winning several major awards at the European MTV Awards, Justin Timberlake, 22, has announced he will add his name to the list of high-profile celebrities to venture into the restaurant business. According to reports out of the US, the young funkster is now a partner at Chi, one the hottest new spots on Sunset Boulevard in LA. But don?t worry. It doesn?t sound like JT will be serving any drinks or waiting on tables at the hip new place to be, as he has hooked up with veteran club owners Art and Allan Davis, who already own three other clubs in the L.A. area. “Justin’s been frequenting our clubs for a few years now and we got to meet him and talk to him, and he loved the dim sum idea. He loved the look of the place and wanted to be involved. So we got him involved,” said Allan Davis. The Los Angeles Times has described the new club as “1930s Shanghai-meets-Blade Runner.” Cool can?t wait for our invite to dim sum with Justin! Pass the pork buns, JT!

Celebrity presenters snare bags worth thousands!

Wouldn?t you love a job presenting an award at this year?s American Music Awards show? Not only would you get to hang out backstage with all the hippest music crowd, but apparently you get to take home a highly coveted goodies basket. According to reports the gift baskets for this year’s presenters are worth an estimated $31,000 US – in honor of the show’s 31st anniversary. That?s around $53,000 Aussie dollars ? more than most of us earn in a year! The baskets contain nearly 150 items including first-class plane tickets, karaoke machines and gift certificates for laser eye surgery. In a statement, AMA executive producer Dick Clark said, “I understand it’s going to take at least two oversized bags for each of them to carry away the ‘loot.? Need any help to carry those bags guys?

November 18, 2003

Surprise Surprise – J.Lo and Affleck postpone wedding

Surprise Surprise – J.Lo and Affleck postpone wedding

Late last week, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, the most talked about couple in the galaxy, announced to the world?s press that they had postponed their much-hyped wedding. The glamour couple pulled the pin on the big day declaring that all the media attention the event had generated would have spoiled their wedding day. Oh poor things! The media machine that they have fueled for that past 18 months has suddenly turned against them? “Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date,” they said in a joint statement. “When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three different locations, we realised that something was awry.? No really? “We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families and our friends,” the couple added.

The couple has assured fans that they are still as close as ever and that the nuptials have merely been postponed – not cancelled altogether. And so the show goes on? There has been much smirking and raised eyebrows about the cancellation of the wedding, many believing the event to be at best, a smokescreen to throw the press pack off the scent of the real wedding story, or at worst, an elaborate publicity stunt. Reports claim some paparazzi paid neighbours up to $50,000 to perch themselves in trees on adjoining properties, but alas, no one scored the big bucks an exclusive snap of the Ben-Jen ceremony.



Is it on or is it off?

Despite heart felt admissions to their fans that they are still indeed a couple, global news agency Reuters, allege that Ben and Jen have split up! At least temporarily, according to anonymous sources. The sources say Affleck called close associates last week to tell them he had split from the singer and actress. On Sunday, US magazine People broke the story, saying Affleck initiated the break-up. And yesterday UK newspaper The Sun quoted a friend of the couple saying “it’s all over” because “Ben got cold feet”.

According to reports out of the US, the pair were seen on Friday in the Los Angeles area boarding planes to different U.S. cities. On Saturday Affleck was spotted gambling and sunning himself ? alone ? at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, while Lopez was caught by a New York Post photographer at Miami’s South Beach the same day. Jenny from the Block seemed happy frolicking with her gal pals in the surf and even stopping to sign autographs for fans. Couldn?t this be all part of the ruse to throw the drooling media hounds off the scent? Las Vegas would be the ultimate destination for a buck?s weekend. And what better place for a weekend of fun and sun with the girls tan Miami? Sound more like a bride and groom letting their hair down before the big day than a couple headed for Splitsville. Or does it? We?ll keep you posted.



Batman goes Psycho?

Holy casting news, boy wonder! Local film pundits have revealed that an American Psycho has been picked to star as Bruce Wayne in a new Batman movie. Christian Bale (America Psycho, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin ) will don the trademarked cape and mask in The Dark Knight a film that will chronicle the early years of the caped crusader, Warner Brothers Pictures announced in the US last week. Christopher Nolan director of the brilliantly twisted psycho-thriller Memento will direct the prequel, which is set to begin filming in early 2004. ?What I see in Christian is the ultimate embodiment of Bruce Wayne. He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for,? Nolan said in a statement. Oh, could it be time for us to see a really evil, dark side to the caped crusader?



Gwynnie B?day or Big Day?

Will Madonna be walking down the aisle in front of Gwyneth Paltrow next weekend or be partying at Gwynnie?s birthday bash? Rumour has it that all the cool kids have been told to keep the weekend of September 27th free for her 31st birthday but we suspect that it all might be a cover for Gwynnie?s wedding to Coldplay?s Chris Martin. Adding fuel to the fire are reports that Valentino has sent out six bridesmaid dresses a few weeks ago for the Paltrow/Martin nuptials! The thing that has confused us the most is the news that the dresses are all lavender! Doesn?t sound right for such an uber-cool couple?s wedding does it? Well, at least they?re not “all yellow?” as the song goes…

 

September 16, 2003

Ben-Jen Wedding Date Leaked

Ben-Jen wedding date leaked

US Weekly magazine and New York?s Daily News have both quoted unidentified friends of Ben Affleck and J.Lo, revealing that the wedding ? the third for J.Lo and the first for Affleck ? will take place near Santa Barbara, California this coming weekend! Of course a spokesman for the Latino diva Lopez declined to comment on suspected leak. Affleck’s publicist, Ken Sunshine, is keeping his lips zipped too, refusing to comment about any wedding plans.

Neither publication revealed the exact location of the nuptials, but comments from an unidentified source, apparently familiar with the wedding plans, has suggested that the ceremony would take place on a hillside ?maybe at a winery.? It has been speculated that some 400 guests received invitations by phone last week and details will be hand-delivered four days before the event. One of those on the invite list said Santa Barbara is “convenient for a lot of their friends,” according to the report. Wouldn?t want to be in the shoes of J.Lo?s wedding planner when she finds out who leaked the big news to the press!



Big Blue Crush

What did Cameron Diaz ask for her birthday this year? Prada handbag? Gucci frock? Sports car? Nup. A broken nose! The Charlie’s Angel star was hangin? ten in Hawaii on her 31st birthday last Saturday, while on vacation with friends and family. The surfin? safari came to an abrupt halt when the gorgeous star wiped-out off Waikiki beach and was hit in the face by another surfer?s board. Ouch! “I’m fine,” a bandage-sporting Diaz told reporters “But I’m just totally bummed out because I can’t go surfing anymore.” Guess she better just lay on the beach and make all the other holiday-makers jealous of her great bod!



No more Angelina tattoo for Billy Bob

Billy Bob Thornton has finally broken his silence on the demise of his marriage to Angelina Jolie, the sexy Tomb Raider star. The revelations come just in time to promote his new roots-rock CD The Edge of the World. Good timing or just a need to bear his soul to the press? Thornton has largely kept mum since the couple split more than a year ago but now he is finally talking about his former wife and the end of their relationship. “I don’t think either one of us knows why we split up,” he recently told reporters. “It was like, say you’re going to a nightclub one night with your friends and you’re in line and the next thing you know there are guys with helicopters and there’s machine-gun fire and you don’t know what happened. And that’s kind of like what our breakup was like.” Please explain! We know he is ?out there? but what kinda explanation is that?



Thornton also said “that relationship served a purpose in her life and it served a purpose in my life.” Just like the tattoo on his arm that once bore Angelina?s name. “I had it covered up with an angel and it says ‘Peace’ right here. It’s like, basically, my way of saying, ‘No hard feelings.” The kooky rocker says he and Jolie are still mystified as to why their marriage fell apart. Bet AJ is happy that she served a purpose Billy Bob!

Billy Bob gives marital advice

Billy Bob and Angelina divorced in May this year and since BB has now racked up FIVE marriages and divorces, the rocker is well qualified to give marital advice don?t you reckon? Thornton recently spoke to Time Out New York magazine, and he advised first-time brides and grooms on marriage. He suggested they should “go into it with the idea that you want it to last, but don’t put pressure on yourself to try to achieve perfection every day, because I think that’s when you get into trouble.” Marching down the aisle, couples should think, “Like, yeah, I’m doing this forever, but don’t let it freak you out.” Great advice Billy Bob, let?s just hope no newly weds take his advice too seriously!

 

September 9, 2003