Hugh Jackman‘s eye appears to be healing nicely. Looking at him as he left a gym in Sydney, you’d never guess he recently suffered a scary mishap while zipping down to Oprah’s set outside the Sydney Opera House on a rope (not that this is the kind of thing one usually guesses when looking at people). See photos of the recovering X-Man star Christmas shopping with his kids in the gallery below.
Christmas comes but once a year and TheFABlife couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the jolly holiday than to reminisce over hard-bodied celebs donning (mostly fragments of) Santa Claus garb. Beyonce, Gisele Bundchen, and Carmen Electra are among the stunners who’ve dressed as Saint Nick, and lest we forget, Katy Perry! This lover of all things Christmas takes our Kringle Krown with three separate outfits on our list.
Cozy up with some hot cocoa and check out our Top 25 Sexiest Celebrity Santas – who likely skipped the milk and cookies.
This photo of Katy Perry from Grazia Magazine looks like it belongs in Awkward Family Photos or something, doesn’t it? Alas, it was just Katy, putting on some holiday cheer for her interview with the mag, decked out in crystal star headpiece and…a towel? In her interview, Katy discusses her life with new husband Russell Brand, saying “What can I say? He’s brilliant. Every day he amazes me. . .This relationship is real, it’s not a photo opportunity, it’s two people who have found what they want.”
Perry also says that the Brands plan to start a brood soon, saying “I don’t want to miss out on any experience. I want lots of children.” And of course, since she put the star on top of her tree head for the interview, she had to mention what the couple’s holiday plans are. “We’ll open one present the night before because that’s the tradition in my family,” she explained. “And we’ll do something new. We’ll start our own new tradition because we are a family now.” She’s not all tradition though—she did mention that the Brand family Christmas tree is pink. Of course.
Warning: do not read this post if you have a heart. We all know the Kardashians love the holidays, but one season was certainly tainted when Kim Kardashian’s Christmas puppy died. It happened “when I was really little,” explained Kardashian. “Valentina was its name, but then she died two weeks later.” NOOOOOO! We can feel our heart growing three sizes, as it fills with our tears. According to Kim, lil’ Valentina went to the dog park into the sky after suffering from “snail poisoning.” Says Kardashian, “You know when snails leave a little trail? [Valentina] got super excited and ate it and died.” See, this is why rich people shouldn’t have escargot just lying around the house! It’s a tragedy waiting to strike.
While Kim still sniffles over this and other misty Christmas memories, her older sister apparently has had her heart replaced with a lump of coal. “Kourtney would come down [Christmas morning] and wouldn’t care, and she didn’t really care that it was Christmas, while I was like, ‘Oh my God! I got a puppy!’ We were so different!” And Kourtney is the one with the kid? Yikes. Happy holidays, little Mason! Hope you like that half-empty box of Pampers “Santa” left for you under the tree. [Photo: Splash News Online]
We are seriously torn about the Kardashian’s new Christmas card. On the one hand, we will defend any extended family’s right to be as fabulous as they want to be, no matter what time of the year it is. On the other hand, they look like a community theater cast of Clue that might have actually killed someone. Can the grandmas and co-workers of the world handle a holiday card filled with so many divas?
Gushes Khloe about the picture, “Christmas cards have always been a REALLY big deal in my family. For as long as I can remember, my mom has made it a point to go all out, whether it was a ninja turtles themed card, or bringing a Santa into the mix, each year she always managed to top the year before. I’d have to say though that our card this year might be my favorite. It turned out beautifully — just SO glam! Plus, Mason is in it, which makes it even more special.” Okay, we’ve finally decided how we feel about this: we’re on board! Leave the dumpy sweaters and reindeer antlers for the commoners. This year, the Kardashians are bringing a big Crock-Pot full of fierce to the holiday potluck, and there’s plenty to go around! [Photo: Khloe Kardashian's Blog]
Katy Perry sure knows how to work the Jingle Balls. The Teenage Dream singer appeared at two similarly-named radio festivals this weekend, wearing a tight toy soldier outfit in New York Friday and the above Santa’s Little Showgirl ensemble in Florida the day after. After seeing her crazy poses and facial expressions in the gallery below, you’ll definitely understand why she’s nominated for Best Cameltoe at this year’s Grammys. Wait, sorry, Katy’s up for Best Album. Best Album.
Those Gosselins won’t stop until everyone’s as embittered as they are! According to tabloid reports, Jon and Kate‘s six-year-old sextuplets are accused of ruining Christmas for their classmates, upsetting them with news that Santa Claus does not exist. Sure, this is a childhood mini-trauma that has to happen eventually (sorry, if you made it to this post without finding out yourself), but we’re a little taken aback by how the little spoilsports went about their mental balloon-popping: Jon Gosselin heard his kids upset their peers by saying “your parents are lying to you.” No one should need a psychology degree to find the subtext in that remark.
Thankfully, the rugrats had a little sit-down and are now being “sweet” about the juvenile delusions of their classmates—classmates who haven’t seen their parents act like vain hellbeasts on national TV. And it’s not like they’re against getting presents from the generous adults that do really exist. “The kids are really coming into their own and they want to be treated as individuals,” the tattler told RadarOnline. “They enjoy different things so while one wants a scooter, the other wants a bike.” We’re guessing the elves on set will get them matching everything anyway.
Watch out, Blake Lively! They might stick you on top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree too! The Gossip Girl star assisted in the unveiling of this year’s giant Swarovski star, wearing a jacket that blended with the ornament just a little too well. The tree-topper comes in at a whopping 550 pounds, which is probably more than half the weight of Vogue’s 10 Best Dressed Of 2010. Watch the big star and the bigger star sparkle in the gallery below (your call which is which).
The thought of Kate Gosselin singing “The Twelve Days of Christmas” makes us want to get run over by a reindeer. As if the Gosselin family shenanigans couldn’t get anymore irritatingly asinine, PopEater is reporting that Kate plus her eight-kid crew are in the works to release a holiday album.
A record executive told PopEater that Kate “sees herself as a modern day Maria from The Sound Of Music, except this time the family singers won’t be the Von Trap [sic] family, they would be the Gosselins.” We’re pretty sure Maria didn’t get Botox injections or frolic around a paparazzi-infested beach wearing a bikini, but thankfully the Gosselin kids are cute enough to overshadow their mom!
Her last performing gig on Dancing With the Stars was a total bust; could it be that the momster (like that?) has been secretly hiding the fact that she is a sensational singer? This is Kate Gosselin we’re talking about so expectations are not high. Even if she sounds like a screeching owl, maybe her brood of eight will help drown her out and sufficiently pay for more of mommy’s handbags.
Well, the time has come for us to shut – gasp – down our computers and socialize with our families. The horror. But before we hop off the web and into a sea of presents, calories, and wine-fueled sibling drama, we have one final gift for you: this awesome musical number featuring a Christmas jam, a bunch of booze, and a dream. It’s our new web faves, The Bowen Beer Bottle Band, performing “Do You Hear What I Hear?”