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Hot Shots in Hollywood

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm
Reality star & NFL Player in GQ Magazine

Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush pose for GQ Magazine

Kim Kardashian & her boy toy Reggie Bush show how a reality super star and NFL player can make for a great photo shoot.
Anna Faris on the cover of Arena Magazine

Anna Faris on the cover of April's Arena Magazine

 Model turned actor Tyson Beckford recently expressed his dismay to MSNBC  about celebs taking coveted jobs from supermodels. The “Make Me A Supermodel” host on Bravo feels that celebs should stick to being actors and actresses and let the models do what they do..pose. Sorry Tyson, not everyone can be a model-turned actors like you. And let’s face it, celebs sell more magazines. Everyone gets airbrushed regardless of whether their thighs are pin thin or not (ahem…Kim Kadashian) and many A-list celebs getting those covers are both talented and very easy on the eyes. Here’s a few covers we thought you’d might like to peruse for your visual pleasure. 

 

Yes, that's Anna Faris

Yes, that's Anna Faris

Anna Faris  has been making us laugh with her Scary Movie trilogy and now returns to hilarity in Observe and Report with Seth Rogan. We always knew she was hysterical and these shots from her shoot for Arena   prove she is also one hot mama.

 

Leighton Meester gives high fashion a makeover

Leighton Meester gives high fashion a makeover

Why do we love Leighton Meester? Because we love her as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girls and we love what she’s wearing when she’s off set as well. InStyle  marked her own style in this month’s issue.

Leighton likes Marc Jacobs

Leighton likes Marc Jacobs

Scarlett Johansson radiates sophistication on the cover of  Paris Vogue this April. The accomplished Woody Allen regular not only has some serious acting chops but knows ho to strike a pose too. Dolce and Gabbana and Louis Vuitton  are some of the top brands that  have used her in past ad campaigns.

Scarlett Johansson: The cover of Paris Vogue

Scarlett Johansson: The cover of Paris Vogue

As Prince’s protege, ex-wife of a rocker and a former Baywatch cast member, Carmen Electra  has managed to keep her body intact. Pictures like this one below are why we reluctantly climb on the treadmill. Achieve Carmen’s curves in this Maxim Mexico spread with her Aerobic Striptease DVD.

Carmen Electra is the ultimate superbabe

Carmen Electra is the ultimate superbabe

 Do you think Richard Gere wishes he hadn’t let this one get away?

Cindy Crawford: One Hot Mama

Cindy Crawford: One Hot Mama

She’s 43, a mom and wifey to Hotelier Randy Gerber.  Here is Cindy Crawford looking nothing less than perfect in Allure.
Lindsay Lohan on cover of April's Nylon

Lindsay Lohan on cover of April's Nylon

LiLo has certainly had a few interesting years. She’s been arrested, done some stints in rehab and began a relationship with Samantha Ronson. Recently a film Lindsay stars in, slated for theatrical release, is now going straight to cable.  So why do you ask is Lindsay Lohan is gracing the cover of Nylon this month? We don’t know but we do know this. Lindsay is still gorgeous, we still think she’s talented and we hope that one day the Lindsay we love will return.

Will the real Lindsay please step forward?

Will the real Lindsay please step forward?

Today she’s Silk Spectre II. Next up is the movie Couple Retreat with Vince Vaugh.

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 The new superhero starlet poses pretty for Maxim. Actress Malin Akerman did two months of hardcore workouts with her trainer so she could kick ass in her tiny latex costume in Watchmen. Clearly her hard work has paid off.
Our favorite Gossip Girls

Our favorite Gossip Girls

Rolling Stone  may have recently downsized the size of their magazine but it hasn’t stopped them from putting out sexy covers. This month’s issue brings together two stars of Gossip Girl. Leighton Meester & Blake Lively share a summertime treat.
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LA Fashion Week & Celeb-inspired trends for Spring

In Uncategorized on March 23, 2009 at 12:11 am

There’s Paris, there’s Milan and of course who can forget the tents at Bryant Park in New York City? But what about L.A. Fashion Week?  Many disregard L.A .Fashion Week altogether and some wonder if it’s slowly fading. L.A. Fashion Week may not have the heavy hitters like Anna Wintour but it does bring out a gaggle of glitz and glamour from the celebs who know a thing or two about cleaning up nicely. Even in a recession, Hollywood managed to pull out all the stops this year with an eco-fashion event and an evening of 20th Century Glamour at MOCA. The end of fashion week also marks the beginning of new celeb-inspired looks. Here’s a few iconic style-charged favorites from prim and proper to provocative.

Nicole Richie at Evening of 20th Century Glamour at MOCA

Nicole Richie at Evening of 20th Century Glamour at MOCA

Soon to be mother of two Nicole Ritchie may be busy with daughter Harlow, rocker-daddy Joe Madden and her budding new jewelry line House of Harlow. Yet somehow Ritchie still finds time to rock her signature Bohemian style with this one-shouldered Zandra Rhodes Kaftan.

Nicky Hilton and one oversized accessory

Nicky Hilton and one oversized accessory

Sure black can get boring  but Nicky Hilton shows us how darling accessories can do the opposite. The oversized rosette/flower popping from one shoulder and the Jimmy Choo’s adorning those stems keep her far from ordinary.

Kim Kardashian shopping on Sunset Blvd

Kim Kardashian shopping on Sunset Blvd

This week we caught the Keeping up with the Kardashian star strolling the high end shops of Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood. No one loves shopping more than Kim Kardashian. Here’s our favorite E!  reality star pulling together several trends at once with a classic Chanel  bag, skinny/ripped jeans, oversize glasses and a funky scarf.

Kristen Stewart in Herve Leger

Kristen Stewart in Herve Leger

We loved Twilight and we love Kristen Stewart, who shows off her fun side in this striped Herve Leger dress in this season’s popular color, orange! Bold stripes and colors with a super short hemline are great for the more adventurous types.

Jessica Alba at indie drama premiere of Sugar

Jessica Alba at indie drama premiere of Sugar

Shedding the baby fat for Jessica Alba was a breeze and nothing shows off a great bod better than a geometric print cinched at the waist with a great belt. This Miu Miu top and vintage clutch above are classy and fun without being boring.

We have never seen Vanessa Hudgens dress like crap

We have never seen Vanessa Hudgens dress like crap

Not everyone can pull off skinny jeans but tween star Vanessa Hudgens sure can. We’re happy that the off the shoulder look keeps reappearing as it does here in Vanessa’s Bohemian-inspired  top by Diane von Furstenberg.

Angie Harmon ready for summer

Angie Harmon ready for summer

Haven’t shed that winter weight? Is it hot and need to get glammed up? A sundress is a great way to look pulled together when your feeling anything but glam. Orange is a popular color this season so try to incorporate it with bold stripes like this Chanel  number worn by Angie Harmon.

Audrina Patridge at premiere of I Love You Man

Audrina Patridge at premiere of I Love You Man

Hills star Audrina Patridge rocks one of celebgawkings favorite colors (navy blue) with this rocker-chic Whitley Kross ensemble that is part sweet with ruffles and strapless bodice but also short enough to make it edgy.

Julia Roberts promoting her new film Duplicity

Julia Roberts promoting her new film Duplicity

Julia Roberts proves that being a mother doesn’t mean you have to go from fab to frumpy. Here she is in the furthest thing from mom jeans, looking extra tiny with a cinched belt and three quarter inch sleeves.

Rose McGown at an LA Fashion Week event for Decades
Rose McGowan at LA Fashion Week

Orange you glad to see Rose McGowan out of black and into something bright? The designer that got Rose McGowan out of black threads? Loris Azzaro. We think Rose looked stunning in this simple orange dress.

Lauren Conrad unrolling her favorite trends for her Spring collection

Lauren Conrad unrolling her favorite trends for her Spring collection

We’re sad to see Lauren Conrad leave The Hills and that her clothing line is taking a hiatus. Here’s a few shots from her
Spring collection, which epitomize California-chic style at it’s best. Floral prints seem to be making a comeback. Flirty ruffles and short hemlines make a sweet dress demure. Long and flowy is also a signature of LC’s collection and as we see above, one of Lauren’s favorites. We hope her line comes back!
Demi Moore looking demure....

Demi Moore looking demure....

Yellow never looked so good. Mrs. Ashton Kutcher hit the 2009 Miami International Film Festival to screen her short film “Streak” and looked radiant and very South Beach-esque in this yellow dress and strappy heels.  

Couples We Love to Hate

In Uncategorized on March 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm
A smiling Jessica Alba with hubby Cash Warren

A smiling Jessica Alba with hubby Cash Warren

They’re rich, famous and drop dead gorgeous. They make you sick but you can’t help but fall in love with them, or at least the image of them plastered on the cover of People or on the Hot Hollywood “It” List on E! They’re the couples we love to hate. And yet they have managed to find love in the deep trenches of the Hollywood dating pool where everyone dates each other.  Some couples last longer than expected but usually end just as quickly as they began. Of course there’s the relationships we thought would never crack under the lens of La La land. We were shocked when America’s sweetheart Meg Ryan left Dennis Quaid. We stoppped believing in miracles when Tom Cruise left Nicole Kidman and the term “you’ve been cruised” was invented. We wept for Jennifer Aniston after reading about her controversial divorce in Vanity Fair.  And let’s not even get into Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. Yet with all these failed Hollywood unions, we at celebgawking refuse to be jaded.  The beautiful people will still love the idea of falling in love with other beautiful people.  Jessica Alba and her hubby Cash Warren are one of our favorites and on the top of our  ridiculously good looking  list. Here’s a few other couples we have absolutely fallen in love with. 

Gisele & Tom Brady at Met Musuem of Art Costume Institute Gala

Gisele & Tom Brady at Met Musuem of Art Costume Institute Gala

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The story of this Hollywood love triangle is right out of  a Jackie Collins  novel. Star athlete (Tom Brady) breaks up with actress (Bridget Moynihan) after a three year courtship. All-American athlete starts dating the richest supermodel in the world (Gisele Bunchden) only to find out his ex is soon to be his babies mama. But love does conquer all as Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchden proved when they recently tied the knot in a small ceremony in Santa Monica.

Ridiculously cute..it's the Disney couple of the year!

Ridiculously cute..it's the Disney couple of the year!

Just because Zac Efron just did a steamy photshoot  with a woman who wasn’t his real life girlfriend doesn’t mean their over, just that Zac is ready to be free from his young man persona! Zac Efron + Vanessa Hudgens = very adorable. These new kids on the block have killer looks and killer bank accounts and neither is over the age of 25! Yes, life is not fair.

Gossip Girl's Blake Lively & on screen and off screen boy toy Penn Badgley

Gossip Girl's Blake Lively & Penn Badgley

They are castmates on Gossip Girl  and off screen they know how to rock a poolside cabana. Their characters on tv may have broken up and moved on to new love interests but in real life Blake Lively and Penn Badgley  are still tight. They also have very cool names.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are royalty in Hollywood relationships

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are royalty in Hollywood relationships

First there was Bennifer I but Celebgawking is a much bigger fan of Bennifer II. We all know the media frenzy surrounding Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez and to this day we still don’t understand how those two ended shacking up. Meanwhile Jennifer Garner married and divorced fellow Felicity actor Scott Foley only to quietly begin dating her Alias co-star Michael Vartan (we have seen him in person and yes he is that hot). The low key courtship between Affleck and Garner resulted in a mammoth size diamond from Harry Winston, two fab kids and a Affleck’s directorial debut for Gone Baby Gone.
Robin Wright Penn & Sean Penn at the 2009 Oscars

Robin Wright Penn & Sean Penn at the 2009 Oscars

She was the Princess Bride and he’s the chain smoking guy with a chip on his shoulder that has crawled through the trenches of Hollywood. After 11 years of marriage Robin Wright Penn & Sean Penn almost called it quits.  With a divorce looming in the future, Penn brought a very well-known model as his date to last year’s Oscars. But this year not only did Sean Penn bring home an Oscar for Best Actor in his performance of Milk, but had his stunning wife by his side. He didn’t mention her in his acceptance speech but Robin didn’t seem to care. We guess that’s Sean just being Sean.
Reese Witherspoon & Jake Gyllenhaal are so damn cute

Reese Witherspoon & Jake Gyllenhaal are so damn cute

Reese Witherspoon  understands the saying “love hurts” pretty well. We all know about the father of her two children and the supposed rumors about his infidelity with his  Stop-Loss co-star.  But then she met Jake Gyllenhaal and suddenly her world turned into puppies and fields full of posies. The couple are constantly photographed holding hands looking like a Hallmark greeting card waiting to happen.
Fergie & Josh Duhamel

Fergie & Josh Duhamel

We’ve seen these two in person at a restaurant in Brentwood and they look just as incredibly hip and happy in person as they do on the pages of INtouch Weekly. Seriously. Josh Duhamel and Fergie claim that their normality is what keeps them grounded as a couple.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Christopher Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Christopher Broderick are the pair we’d most like to have as next door neighbors.  We’d also kill to see the inside of SJP’s closet.
Rachel McAdams & Josh Lucas

Rachel McAdams & Josh Lucas

We thought Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling  would find a way to work things out but apparently Josh Lucas  killed that opportunity. But can we blame her? The two have been spotted everywhere from Washington, D.C. making out during the Inaugural festivities to hanging out in Toronto, Canada.
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Brangelina, need we say more?

Yes, we are tired of Angelina Jolie & Bradd Pitt too, but they have all the criteria. Lots of money-check. Gorgeous-check. Enough children to make up their own united nations-double check. Dual Oscar nods in 2009-check. It will be interesting how long these two last.

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Lauren Conrad leaving The Hills

In Uncategorized on March 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm
A bitterseet goodbye to LClaurenconradlacandybook

The end of an era all wrapped up in a book deal…..

bookcoverA few weeks ago, Celebgawking was anxiously anticipating March 30th. What is this you ask? This is the day when season five of  The Hills returns.  Something about seeing the visual skyline of Los Angeles with an MTV-driven sountrack crooning in the background and shots of Lauren Conrad galavanting around hotspots like Les Deux and driving down Melrose in her black, convertible BMW was almost, well, comforting.  Each espisode created new undying questions that had to be answered. How many Chanel bags can LC have in one episode? What skintight ensemble will Heidi don today? What fab outfit will Whitney Port and LC be wearing while slaving away at their People’s Revolution gigs? But the real reason that The Hills is great is because of Lauren Conrad. Sure, we love the dizzying cinematography and aerial shots of the Hollywood Hills and the does of cat-fight drama  provided in every episode.  But Lauren Conrad is the girl we are always rooting for. Much like Carrie in Sex and the City, Lauren’s wanderlust hope for tried and true friends, a great job and the man of her dreams is what we’ve watched her search for day in and day out. But alas, a bittersweet ending to our favorite reality gal has come to an end. Season five will be a final  farewell for LC. Here’s a salute to some of our favorite Lauren Conrad looks.  Oh and one more thing to look forward to-her new book, LA. Candy, is due in June.

Back in the beginning 2005

Back in the beginning 2005

 

The Gals of The Hills, who will reign supreme now?

The Gals of The Hills, who will reign supreme now?

California girls understand California chic

California girls understand California chic

Nobody does Chanel better...

Nobody does Chanel better...

Rocking color at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards

Rocking color at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards

This dress got tired this past season but we still love it on LC

This dress got tired this past season but we still love it on LC

Hello red carpet

Hello red carpet

LA Fashion Week and LC showing off the Lauren Conrad Collection

LA Fashion Week and LC showing off the Lauren Conrad Collection

Kicking off Season Four of The Hills

Kicking off Season Four of The Hills

Looking proper at an Avon event

Looking proper at an Avon event

Waving hello to photogs

Waving hello to photogs

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