Supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima revealed to People that she and NBA player Marko Jaric had a secret civil wedding in Wyoming on Valentine’s Day. “We are so excited about our future together. And we are really looking forward to a big romantic wedding this summer with all of our friends and family.” The big to-do will either be held in her home country of Brazil, or his, Serbia. While our initial suggestion would be Brazil, both seem like a step up from Wyoming.
Charles Barkley pleaded guilty to his December DUI charge in Scottsdale, Arizona yesterday afternoon. The basketball star was sentenced to ten days in jail and $2,000 in fines. If he completes a rehab program, he’ll only have to go to jail for five days. Barkley has been an apology spree in the lead-up to the verdict, making his second on-air confession for TNT, following last year’s gambling drama.
This is just my bad, no excuses, it was unacceptable. I think that a DUI is unacceptable. That can’t happen and I’ve got to challenge other people, not just celebrities or jocks. You have to really think before getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. We’ve discussed this many times on [Inside the NBA] when other [players] have gotten DUIs. I challenge everybody to really think hard before they get behind the wheel after drinking. Nobody thinks they’re drunk driving. But for me, getting a DUI is unacceptable… I embarrassed TNT, I embarrassed T-Mobile and I embarrassed my NBA family. It’s not just about me.
Barkley also thinks rehab isn’t a bad idea. “Well, I think it’s going to be good for me, to be honest. I need to make sure drinking is not a problem for me. I just want some professionals to talk to me about it.” While we’re impressed by his admission, we can’t say we’re surprised by his candor. This is the guy who told cops he was out driving in hopes of getting a blowjob. Browse our Celebrity Mugshots Hall of Shame.
Missing out on the Oscars this year was — believe it or not — a deliberate plan for Sienna Miller. Unlike fellow tabloid star Lindsay Lohan, Sienna’s been making a critically acclaimed leap into fashion these last few years with the label Twenty8Twelve, in partnership with designer sister Savannah. And on Oscar night, they made their debut showing at London Fashion Week with a relaxed, stylish collection showcasing the sisters’ edgy, wearable clothes.
With a celebrity-packed audience including Courtney Love, Kanye West, Lydia Hearst, Alexa Chung and legendary 60’s British model Twiggy, the runway show was hailed as a huge success by fashion-watchers. She hasn’t had the best luck so far in picking winning films (or unattached men) but it seems her eye for style might prove her most enduring skill. [Photo: WireImage]
A day later, a different time zone, and Kate Winslet still hasn’t put down that Oscar. The Reader actress was spotted in JFK Airport yesterday, showing off her Academy Award to onlookers. Winslet said “winning is sure a lot better—a lot better—than losing,” and we have no doubt this is the brightest she’s ever beamed the Monday after the ceremony.
If she’s going to flaunt the golden boy 24-7, why the green cover? “I have to show my kids before I show anyone.” Hope the kids don’t see photos of it waved around the after-party, then.
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On the worldwide PR stage, it’s fair to say that David Beckham’s escaped relatively Scot-free (apart from his comedy accent raising a few giggles) whereas wife Victoria has suffered more than her fair share of tabloid hate campaigns, especially in the British tabloids. But America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan reckons this has been the wrong way round — branding soccer star Becks “ruthlessly selfish” for his plans to ditch LA Galaxy and head off to Milan, leaving Posh to potentially change her life around once more.
“I think he’s been ruthlessly selfish about his career from the start. I don’t blame him – I just wish he’d be more honest about it. My sympathy is all with Victoria. She has to do all the dirty work while he works out where he can make his next pay cheque. I think he should have stayed in America and honoured his commitment to them and American soccer. That was the deal and that’s why they paid him the big bucks, but as always, he’s put David Beckham first and if everyone has to be uprooted and disappointed by it then so be it,” he says to this week’s issue of the UK’s New! magazine.
It’s fair to say the Beckhams probably won’t be inviting wobblechops Morgan round to their LA home to swap stories about how much they miss beans on toast and Marmite anytime soon. But “Poor Posh” as a new nickname? Hmm, it’s got a ring to it… [Photos: Splash News Online, ]
Just like Jennifer Garner and the Neverending Pregnancy, we did wonder whether Mel C was ever going to get round to giving birth. Thankfully for her uterus and our prurient nature, she has, and has followed the tradition of her fellow Spice Mamas by giving her new baby daughter a showbiz name. Scarlet Starr was born on Sunday weighing 8lb 3oz and we’re sending congrats to the new mom. But when the most sensibly-named Spice Baby is called Bluebell (Geri Halliwell’s daughter) or Beau (Emma Bunton‘s son), you’ve got to stand out somehow at those future playdates — and alliterative popstar names are clearly the way forward… [Photo: Splash News Online]
See who was grungin’ up NYC today after the jump.
Lindsay Lohan‘s career has been saved! The actress-turned-skeleton will soon be raking in the dough hawking spray tan at Sephora and designing diamond jewels. She told E Online! the good news last night while arriving an at Oscar party, and she seemed kinda out of it to us. In her defense, maybe she was just high on those sweet, sweet spray tan fumes. Watch and see for yourself!
It’s the one things celebrities love to do besides not eating and squeezing into debatably gorgeous gowns – partying hard, Lindsay Lohan style. Every star in town hit up as many Oscar parties as possible last night – Nicole Richie was out until 4am at a private bash, while Reese Witherspoon and boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal hit up the annual Vanity Fair shindig.
We’ve got all the party pics below, so you can check out who looks the most sloshed and who actually woke up today without a hangover.