Personal assistants, bodyguards, hair stylists, and makeup artists are child’s play compared to other bizarre celebrity employment opportunities. When you’re as famous as Kim Kardashian, as successful as Mariah Carey, or as royal as Queen Elizabeth II, you hire people to do everything. A human alarm clock? Duh. Someone to protect and care for your bras? Obviously. A coach to school you in the ways of life? Why not. Read more…
OK, so Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde’s fish-mouth kiss happened while filming The Longest Week in Brooklyn today, rather than, say, during a romantic date to the aquarium. That being said, that is truly one awkward lip lock. Are we all supposed to be opening our jaws that wide? Have we been doing it wrong this entire time? While we might personally prefer to do our weird, uncomfortable smooching in the privacy of our own homes, we do enjoy cringing at awkward PDAs, provided there are famous peeps involved. With that in mind, please enjoy some of our favorite awkward celeb PDAs. You know they did.
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Think insurance is boring? Think again! Celebrity is all about looking good, but sometimes diet, exercise and plastic surgery isn’t enough. That’s where the insurance man comes in. Many famous faces have taken extra precautions to protect their most valuable assets: their body. Holly Madison just became the latest Hollywood hottie to insure what their momma gave ‘em, but believe us when we say that there are a hell of a lot more than just her. From J-Lo’s booty to Dolly Parton’s breasts, Celine Dion’s voice and Bob Dylan’s lack-of-voice, check some of the craziest celeb insurance plans below! Don’t worry, we’ve come to terms with the fact that Heidi Klum’s left leg is worth more than we’ll ever make in our lifetime. You will too. Promise.
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Mariah Carey can add herself to the list we created of celebrity baby bump flaunters. The pop diva appears on this week’s issue of Life & Style magazine covering one set of twins while exposing another. Carey says of her photo shoot, “I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience. My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.” Carey was photographed the night after she was released from the hospital with contractions—that’s a pretty dedicated, hardcore desire to share this with her fans! Carey is reportedly due to give birth to a boy and a girl at the end of April.
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Certain celebrities are known for their love of luxurious things. Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce and Jay-Z—they’ve all been known to enjoy the finer things in life, but now it seems like Mariah Carey‘s unborn children might put them all to shame. And these people are still fetuses!
Now Magazine reports that Carey and husband Nick Cannon have outfitted a luxury nursery for their babies. The room itself reportedly has “18-carat gold trim, with ivory walls, soft furnishings and walk-in wardrobes full of Petit Trésor designer clothes.” And what of the babies’ home entertainment options? Why, there will also be “a top-of-the-range sound system and they’ll each have diamond-encrusted iPods and a flatscreen TV that comes down from the ceiling.” Diamond-encrusted iPods for infants! This can’t be real, can it? But if it is real it’s the greatest thing we’ve heard all day. Oh, and we forgot to mention that Mariah also purchased a “$1 million red-crushed velvet, 24-carat gold and onyx sofa used for Michael Jackson‘s shows.” Because you gotta relax and listen to your iPod somewhere!
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Better pre-order those pink and blue Louboutin baby stilettos now: Mariah Carey announced the sex of her twins. According to their press release to Life & Style, Carey will be birthing a fabulous little boy and girl with happy husband Nick Cannon, who revealed Mariah’s due date will be late April or early May. “Even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything gender-neutral because I didn’t want to impose an identity on them too soon,” Mariah gushed. “There were fan contests on Twitter about what gender they are and rumors about them being two boys or two girls – but nobody guessed this!” Given that we know their sex, can we start imposing an identify on them now? Like, Fiercest Fetuses Ever, or Infants Most Likely To Have Rhinestone-Encrusted Baby Toys?
Cannon confirms baby names have been picked out, but there isn’t an Apple in the bunch. “They wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be crazy names like Carburetor or something. But theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re definitely unique,” the singer jokes. Let’s see, Michael Jackson already used Prince and Paris, Nic Cage used Superman’s birth name Kal-El…do we have any Hello Kitties yet? She already has that room all set up; they might as well!
We’ve noticed a pattern about the speculation surrounding Mariah Carey‘s pregnancy: people (like us) throw around some rumors, the star herself stays quiet, and then a few weeks later, Nick Cannon confirms the rumor. That’s what happened when they announced that Mariah was pregnant, and it’s happening again, as the couple proudly confirm the rumor that they’re having twins.
Cannon revealed the news on his radio show, and explained that it was President Obama of all people that dragged the news out of them. Carey performed at the Christmas in Washington 2010 special on Sunday and during a conversation with the President and First Lady, they asked her “So, what are you having, are you having twins?”Ã‚Â Mariah and Nick said yes, because you don’t lie to the Commander In Chief, and you especially don’t lie to the Commander In Chief’s wife. Looks like Mariah’s going to have to revise her lyrics to “All I Want For Christmas Is You (Both Of You).”
Congrats to the couple—and we swear, we will finally stop speculating about your womb status now that this is cleared up.
After she confirmed yesterday that she does in fact have a bun in the oven, we immediately started fantasizing about the plunging necklines and clinging fabrics of Mariah Carey’s inevitably fabulous maternity wear. Husband Nick Cannon, however, dreams only of getting Mariah out of heels and into flats. At first, we didn’t approve of the idea. Would you paint a rainbow a sensible beige? Would you have a peacock put on a conservative blazer? Then why make Mariah Carey walk on the ground with the rest of us mortals when she should be 4-to-6 inches higher than everyone else? But then we realized…if Nick doesn’t intervene early, Mariah will be nine months pregnant and still teetering precariously on 5-inch Jimmy Choos. So we’re willing to consider it.
Explained Cannon on his radio show with Mariah as a call-in guest, “I go into the closet searching for some flats for my wife … She got a lot of damn shoes — it’s like a frickin’ Macy’s. [And] Mariah Carey does not own one pair of flat shoes.” Mariah sensibly pointed out, “To be fair, I had some boots from Aspen, some Dior boots.” But Nick wasn’t going to let Carey get away with seeming like less of a diva than she really is: “Ski boots!”, he exclaimed. This story is confirming every fabulous, insane thing we always suspected about Mariah…and we could not be happier.
Admitted Carey, “And then we did find some flats and then they were a regular ballet slipper, like a beige, and I was like, ‘I don’t think so.’” Why not just put a garbage bag on your foot at that point, we’d argue. Nick was pretty pleased with himself for helping with the wardrobe transformation: “Basically, I got Mariah Carey, the high-heel queen, to put on some flats. And this is amazing. I’m going shoe shopping today, needless to say, to buy you some flat shoes.” We wouldn’t get too cocky, Nick. God only help you if Mariah finds out they make heels for babies now. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Jon and Kate Gosselin did it before they got divorced. Fergie and Josh Duhamel did it once, too. And Heidi Klum and Seal do it all the time. Of course, we’re talking about renewing wedding vows, which is all the rage in Hollywood, a town where marriages come and go in the blink of a Nazi-stripper’s eye.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are no strangers to the concept either, and in fact, for their second wedding anniversary, they are renewing their vows for a second time. The couple will celebrate their anniversary on Friday, and Cannon explained “We are just trying to keep the romance alive. That’s all.” No word on where the renewal will take place or who might attend, but it sounds like these two can’t wait to have and hold each other again. “I encourage everybody to do it. If you are happy and in love, celebrate it,” Cannon told People. We can’t wait to watch this reenacted vow renewal in the upcoming Mariah musical!
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For the last year, Gabourey Sidibe‘s star has risen higher than she probably ever thought possible due to her star turn in Precious. The awesome thing is that. as famous as she’s become, she is completely unaffected, in addition to being an amazing soundbite machine. One recent interview in the Daily Mail was a gem though, and we pulled some of our favorite quotes to prove our point.
On what it was like being a newcomer working with seasoned performers: “There were definitely no egos during filming and it was so exciting working with people I consider to be heroes. I just spent most of my time pretending that I actually belonged there.”
On Mariah Carey‘s prep for her role: “It wasn’t a big deal for me to dress down for the part. Mariah had it all stripped away and she had to put on the uglies every day!”
On her new fame: “I’m aware that people want to be friends for shady reasons and a lot of boys have suddenly come out of the woodwork, wanting to be with me. I’m thinking: ‘Do you really believe I’m that dumb?’”
On where she gets her sense of humor: “My mom was so proud of me in the film, but she laughed at inappropriate times.”
On meeting Oprah Winfrey: “I was on her show, so I know there’s documentary evidence of me having been there, but I can’t even begin to remember what she said. She’s such an icon, I kind of blacked out.”
We totally would black out if we met Opes, too, Gabby! If you have any other fun stories you want to share or if you just wanna hang out, call us – seriously.
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