As every devoted tennis fan (and fan of hot tennis players…ugh Novak Djokovic is distractingly beautiful) knows, it’s the first week of the U.S. Open! And, it almost goes without saying, experts are predicting that No. 1 seeded Serena Williams will walk away with her third consecutive win. We have no doubt that the badass tennis icon will kill it, but honestly? We’re also watching to see what she’s wearing. Read more…
If Lauren Conrad is known as the girl who didn’t go to Paris, Spencer Pratt will always be reality TV’s public enemy No. 1. On The Hills, his insane antics actually scared us, but beneath the villainous exterior was just a normal guy who was madly in love. Read more…
We’ve recapped the day’s best celeb news so you don’t have to. Lauren Conrad calls out a popular magazine, Kris Jenner takes family photos to an uncomfortable new level, and even a federal agency can’t get enough of Kim Kardashian.
Are Jason Biggs and his wife members of the mile high club? Why is Evan Rachel Wood being sued for a whopping $30 million? After 18 years of marriage, are Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas calling it quits? Read more…
It’s LC‘s wedding and she’ll ban who she wants to. That’s right the former Hills star is laying down the law when it comes to her walk down the aisle. On the list of bans: Heidi Montag (shocking…), cell phones, and respective exes. So I guess Jason or Stephen won’t be making any appearances. But what’s a wedding without a little drama?
More than trips to Paris and mascara tears, The Hills will be remembered for its connection to fashion. Not only did we covet the going-out tops and high heels Lauren, Heidi, Audrina, and Co. would sport during the work day or late nights out at Les Deux, we watched as they followed their dreams at FIDM, Teen Vogue, People’s Revolution, and beyond. Which means it’s not entirely out of left field that three years after the finale, three of the show’s protagonists have clothing lines of their own.
Three years ago this week, fans said goodbye to The Hills as Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner decided to go their separate ways, leaving us wondering what we would do fill the void. Little did we know that Lauren Conrad and the gang would always be in our hearts and on television. The show turned out to be the epicenter of reality. Cast members and extras went on to star in their own shows and influence programming on all major networks. In fact, after extensive research, we have demonstrated here that almost all of our favorite reality shows can be traced back to The Hills. Everything from So You Think You Can Dance to Top Chef is connected the show. Check out our attempt to weave together the world of reality through six degrees of separation.
By now you’ve heard the furor over Instagram’s new policy — which will take effect in a month — that basically allows them to own and sell users photographs without any compensation or prior permission. This happened after Facebook bought out the comapany. Apart from the issues of privacy, which has thousands up in arms, celebrities are also going nuts because the policy states that photographs of users can also be appropriated for advertising purposes. You know what that means. Precious endorsement money gone down the drain. As expected, the world also decided to take their frustration about this decision out on Twitter. Out of all the angry tweets floating about, we culled out the top 10 most mad tweets sent out by celebrities who stated they were going to delete their accounts.
The good news is that with all this fuss and also, all the thousands of retweets of celebrity messages saying they were done with Instagram, the company has had a change of heart. A new, long, apologetic and detailed statement is up on the Instagram blog, written by co-founder Kevin Systrom, saying that, “… As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.” The most important point clarified is about advertising, as Systrom writes, “Advertising is one of many ways that Instagram can become a self-sustaining business, but not the only one. Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram.” And here comes the clarification: “Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.”
There’s a lot more in there about ownership and privacy writes, so give it a read here. Until then, enjoy the celebrity tweets that most probably helped in Instagram scrambling to get this statement up! Yee-haw for star power!
Nothing like a spot of polo over the weekend. It all looks so elegant with the pretty dresses, tea and champagne. And hot polo players. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is an annual affair that most of Hollywood’s ladies turn up for because it’s such great fashion exposure for them. By the looks of it, this year was the third time in a row they threw a quite successful event, held at the Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, California. Ashley Greene led the festivities in a gorgeous white Antonio Berardi bandage dress with nude pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti. Kaley Cuoco looked light and summery in a printed Brian Rennie for Basler dress — love the pocket detailing. Rose McGowan was there too, wearing a purple Philip Lim jumpsuit, Brian Atwood shoes and a Bruno Magli clutch. Mandy Moore wore almost the same shade, but in a printed dress version by Lela Rose with Christian Loubotin heels. Our best-dressed goes to Alessandra Ambrosio who wore an amazing color-blocked, maxi BCBGMAXAZRIA dress. We’re also totally feeling Selma Blair‘s Skaist Taylor blue jumpsuit and Marc Jacobs sandals.
One more panel left after the jump, so have a look and tell us whose looks you dug the most! There’s Rachel Zoe, Rebecca Romjin and Lauren Conrad‘s outfits too! Read more…
It was so much fun showing you Katy Perry‘s Top 20 Nail-Art Designs last week. We were inspired to do another round as we’re not quite done showing you fabulous tip tricks, so to speak! We know you’ve marvelled at some pretty awesome nail-art along with us over the years. Celebrities do tend to go all out with their manis before big events, just like La Perry. So here’s a fun little game we’ve put together for you. It’ll only work if you don’t cheat by clicking ahead. We’ve got pictures of some incredible nail-art but you’ll only find out which star the design belongs to by clicking on the next picture. See what we mean … you really can’t cheat or else the big reveal will be ruined. We’ve even given you handy little hints to make the guessing easier. Come and play with us! Start by clicking on the first picture in the gallery below. Have fun!
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