When celebrities get engaged, it’s all about love – yeah right! When stars decide to get hitched, everyone will be looking at the engagement ring, so it better be a good one! When Hayden Christensen recently popped the question to OC starlet Rachel Bilson, he did a very good job of picking out a classy diamond for his lady love. How did other stars fare when they decided to make their love forever? From Jennifer Hudson to Beth Ostrosky to Carmen Electra, it’s all about the bling. Check out our gallery of the most fabulous celebrity engagement rings! [Photo: Splash News Online]
Angelina Jolie has begun filming the new CIA thriller Salt and sports some killer new bangs for the film in which she plays a Russian sleeper spy set out to assassinate the president.
“She’s a character you never know,” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura tells USA Today. “People who think they know the real her may or may not. Those who think they can tell whether she’s in a disguise also may or may not.”
Tom Cruise was originally set to play the role, but after dropping out last summer, the script was rewritten for Angelina.
Angelina really is Super Woman. She can raise six kids, keep Brad Pitt happy, save the world, look amazing, and do Tom Cruise’s job for him. I’ll have what she’s having. [Photo: Sony Pictures]
Katie Holmes is no stranger to fashion, currently gracing the April cover of Glamour and posing as the face of designer Mui Mui, but Katie has some design aspirations of her own.
Katie stepped out last year in a leather and silk creation from her own line Holmes Yang, which she designed with her stylist pal Jeanne Yang. “We started about a year ago, sketching different things, trying to find comfortable clothing for our daughters that is also pretty and cute,” Katie tells Glamour.
Yang told InStyle that their line is for “friends and daughters.” However, Katie hinted that maybe they will take the line public.
“We just started and we’ve played around with doing things for women as well,” Katie said.
Good thing they are not quite taking it public yet. They surely need to work out some kinks, like this ivory silk and black lace jumpsuit that Katie wore to her All My Sons premiere in New York. [Source: Daily News; Photo: Getty Images]
Let’s get one thing straight: Valkyrie is about a bunch of Nazis who unsuccessfully tried to kill Adolf Hitler because he was losing. We know it’s confusing, what with Tom Cruise speaking in an American accent and telling everyone how he always wanted to kill Hitler. But Valkyrie isn’t about a U.S. soldier and his British buddies taking down one of the most evil figures in history. It’s about a group of Nazis who realized well into World War II that maaaaybe this Hitler guy wasn’t going to conquer the world after all. Cruise plays a German army officer who wrote of Poland, “the population here are unbelievable rabble; a great many Jews and a lot of mixed race. A people that is only comfortable under the lash.” While the German resistance should be honored, Valkyrie clearly isn’t some feel-good Dirty Dozen type of thing.
One of the many media sources that apparently failed to get the memo is Entertainment Tonight, who recently surprised Cruise with a teddy bear dressed like his character, Colonel Claus Graf von Stauffenberg. “Since Suri’s not here,” said ET correspondent Thea Andrews, “this may cheer her up back home—she’s missing daddy!”
If a stuffed animal dressed like a 1940′s German army officer isn’t crazy enough, Cruise then reveals that Suri already has a Nazi teddy bear, “Patch,” made by the film’s crew. But it’s all good—”Patch needs a friend.” You can watch the madness go down around 3:30 in this video clip. If photos of Suri playing with Colonel Claus Von Cuddles get out, expect Nazi teddy bears to be all the rage next Christmas. [via ONTD]
We never thought this day would come. And now it has, we don’t really know how we feel. Sad, bereft, a little confused. How empty our days will be from now on. Something in our lives will have to fill the void. Yes, we have seen the last ever photos of Katie Holmes carrying Suri to and from the theatre while she stars in All My Sons. The actress finished her run in the show last night and zipped off straightaway to join husband Tom Cruise at the Golden Globes. During this five-year-long reign (was it that long or was that just us?), Katie has shown us the full “range” of her day wardrobe, from boyfriend-style “peg” jeans, to sloppy cardigans and beanie hats. Always accessorized by a designer-clad two year old who we are yet to see walk with her own two legs. Ahhh, so long Katie and Suri. It’s been emotional. [Photo: Splash News Online]
The battle for cutest kid was neck and neck — but Shiloh ultimately triumphed. In hindsight, it seems so obvious. How could the spawn of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie NOT result in the world’s most beautiful child? Clearly, baby Shiloh hit the genetic jackpot.
Scandalist Mobile Winner: Harlowe Madden (write-in candidate).
It may have been a weak Christmas for retail sales, but the box office broke a record. Thanks to a rowdy yellow Lab named Marley (plus Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson), Americans spent $204 million — the highest-grossing three-day Christmas weekend ever. Playing second fiddle to Marley & Me: Adam Sandler‘s kid-friendly flick Bedtime Stories and the Brad Pitt tearjerker The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
1. Marley & Me ($37 million)
2. Bedtime Stories ($28.1 million)
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($27.2 million)
4. Valkyrie ($21.5 million)
5. Yes Man ($16.4 million)
The fresh faced Dawson’s Creek star formerly known as Katie Holmes emerged from her Manhattan apartment this weekend looking a little worn out. Keeping up with energetic hubby Tom Cruise is hard enough, but it’s even tougher when Suri won’t take her nap. [Photo: Splash News Online]
We don’t have much to say about this recent snap of Tom Cruise, on the publicity trail for Valkyrie. Suffice to say that wouldn’t you be scared if this rictus face loomed up at you from out of nowhere? And, has he lost a teeny bit too much weight? Two very important issues to ponder upon as the weekend approaches. Happy Thinking! [Photo: Splash News]
We’re sure Tom Cruise is a proud, supportive parent…as long as you don’t get in his light. Connor Cruise, Tom’s adopted son with Nicole Kidman, was invited to attend the premiere of Seven Pounds, in which he makes his film debut as the young Will Smith. But neither father nor son bothered to make the trip. Why? “As you know, Tom and Will are great friends,” Tom’s rep told The Scoop, “Tom is in New York on a publicity tour for his movie.”
Ah yes, Valkyrie. There is a logic to avoiding other movies’ red carpets when you’re trying to hawk your own, but you think you might make an exception for your son. Or do we only display public affection for those you can still carry? To be fair, Mommy Kidman was off offending aborigines and promoting her own movie, Australia. Maybe next time you’ll take their schedules into consideration, kid.
It could be worse for Connor. When Ronald Reagan gave the commencement address at his adopted son Michael’s prep school, the following exchange occurred: “My name is Ronald Reagan, what’s yours?” “I’m your son, Mike.” “Oh, I didn’t recognize you.” Doesn’t look like Tom’s reached that level of disinterest yet.
Check out to the gallery to see more shots of Tom ignoring his son—looks like the kid might get along better with stepdaddy Keith Urban.
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