We don’t know what magic Jake Gyllenhaal is weaving, but it’s sure having an amazing effect on girlfriend Reese Witherspoon. The 32-year-old mom of two rocked up at the Monsters Vs Aliens premiere looking hotter than we’ve ever seen her before. Touseled blonde hair, beautiful makeup, edgy leg-baring dress – we’re stunned. Gone was the preppy “type A” neat-haired uber-achiever-look of old, and in its place is a whole heap of sexy. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Two of the cutest celebrity children were out and about this past weekend, but even though they’ve got everything an under-5 could wish for, a recent haircut isn’t one. Gwyneth Paltrow took her children Apple and Moses out for a fun day in New York, and it’s clear that Moses has inherited his mom’s a) disdain for the paparazzi and b) long blonde locks. And stylish miss Suri Cruise turned up for an A-list playdate with Romeo and Cruz Beckham at the Children’s Art Center in Santa Monica, although we’d be surprised she could see them through those eye-covering bangs. On-trend it is, practical it isn’t. Someone get these children to a hairdressers! [Photos: Splash News Online]
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have one of the most amicable divorces in Hollywood (hey, probably the world) — and now he’s followed in his ex-wife’s footsteps by getting married to a sexy younger spouse. Bruce, 54, got hitched 30-year-old British lingerie model Emma Heming in Turks and Caicos on Saturday. Of course, Demi and Ashton Kutcher were in attendance along with their daughters, and Ashton filled his time in the luxury Parrot Cay resort tweeting, “watching my wife steam my suit while wearing a bikini. I love God!” and posting a nice pic of Demi bending over. It’s amazing the insight we get these days, no? Congrats to Bruce and Emma, anyhow! [Photo: FilmMagic]
British reality star Jade Goody died this morning of cervical cancer at the age of just 27. The mother of two had “deteriorated dramatically” in the past few days and she had been in a coma-like state for the past 48 hours. She passed away on Mother’s Day in the UK, and sadly wasn’t able to see her young sons Bobby and Freddy for a last time, as they had planned to give her a homemade card and flowers. Since receiving her terminal diagnosis earlier this year, Jade had married boyfriend Jack Tweed in a poignant ceremony and had herself and her sons christened only two weeks ago. She discharged herself from the Royal Marsden cancer hospital ten days ago to allow herself to die at home in Essex.
Jade first shot to fame on the third series of Big Brother in the UK, and immediately became well-known for her outspoken personality and ridiculed for her lack of general knowledge. But once outside the house, she became the most successful ex-reality star ever seen, her life story, loves and dramas gracing the covers of countless magazines. She parlayed her fame into huge success, with a biography, perfume and countless reality shows to her name.
But Jade also experienced a spectacular fall from grace in January 2007, when she went back into the Big Brother house, but this time on the Celebrity version. Clashing with Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, she was accused of racist bullying. The fallout ruined her career, with the British media publicly denouncing her, many shops refusing to stock her products, and Jade making many public tearful apologies protesting her innocence. Over time, she rehabilitated her image and made up with Shilpa. At the time of receiving her cancer diagnosis last summer, she was appearing on the Indian version of Big Brother and heard the news on live TV.
After announcing the news, Jade made her cancer battle public, and bore criticism and praise from all corners for her very honest approach to fighting the disease — and her aim to earn as much money as possible to leave to her sons. “It’s not to buy flash cars or big houses. It’s for my sons’ future if I’m not here. I don’t want my kids to have the same miserable, drug-blighted, poverty-stricken childhood that I did,” she said.
Her wedding to boyfriend Jack was broadcast on British TV two weeks ago, and was unbearably bittersweet as the bald star wore her dream dress. Jade lived her life through the public spotlight in a way that no one had ever done before, and was probably the first reality superstar created by TV. Her legacy has resulted in unprecedented numbers of young women going for smear tests, and the British government has announced a review to lower the age of cancer screening. The death of this funny, sparky girl is a tragedy that has already been hailed as a life-saver for many others who may have otherwise missed the first signs of the disease. [Photo: FilmMagic]
Having been in the public eye for more than 20 years, Paul Abdul has endured plenty of scrutiny for her reality show, her relationships and especially for the video she made featuring one MC Skat Kat (we give her a pass for that because it’s the punchline to many a joke around here).
When she hit it big in 1987 it was the height of bad fashion and big hair, and Paula was drawn to those two things like moths to a flame. It’s an addiction she’s never been able to kick.
Unlike a lot of celebs who get famous, get a stylist and start dressing for success, the graph of Paula-Style has some major ups and downs. The woman’s fashions are more inconsistent than her emotions – some days good, some days so very very bad and we’re going to have a look at all of it, from A (armbands) to Z (zebra stripes).
Word on the inter-street is that Chris Brown allegedly cheated on Rihanna with a model named Natasha Ellie, and she’s apparently the person responsible for that legendary three page text message. As we all now know, Rihanna supposedly freaked about the text, which resulted in Chris allegedly freaking with his fists. Apparently this lovely lady had been a thorn in RiRi’s side for a while. A friend explains:
“Rihanna has been having problems with this girl for a long time. Rihanna even reached out to Natasha, but she denied everything. Have you heard the song “Emergency Room” by Rihanna? In the lyrics she mentions finding Natasha’s number in Chris’ jeans. Rihanna didn’t write the song, but she met with the songwriter and told her how she felt and what she was going though and they came up with it.”
Amazingly, the source does not appear to be full of it. The lyrics do indeed mention someone named “Tasha.” And while the model’s rep insists that she’s not the girl in question, it is confirmed that she met Chris two years ago. Ellie lives in Los Angeles and works as a model and video girl, and has worked with R. Kelly and Akon.
Peep pics of her below and check out her Myspace page – while it’s still up!
In today’s Spotted, we have some BFFs getting in girl time and a TV star gettin her hair did. See who Scandalist spotted and contribute your own celebrity sightings by e-mailing us here.
Welcome to The Rant, where we get busy busting celebrities for all their unlovable and annoying habits. This week, we tackle the recent Twitter frenzy that has celebs pounding out updates on their Blackberries about everything from sex marathons to dumping cougars. Sorry Diddy, but we’re not down!
The Daily Twit: Celebrity Twitter Round-Up
Mariah Carey is giving the recession the finger, with her interest in purchasing a $125 million mansion in Beverly Hills. The singer and her mooching hubby Nick Cannon have apparently made an offer on an estate known as Fleur de Lys, which is a 45,000 square-foot monstrosity of Italian marble, gold moldings, and limestone floors.
The home, which has been on the market for months, comes complete with 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a ballroom, two kitchens, a 50-person screening room, a nine car garage and a running track. In short, in makes her Tribeca lair look like a homeless shelter. There’s no word on what they’re actually paying for their west coast home, but we have a feeling price was not an issue. [Photos: WireImage/Realestalker]