Me & Katy Perry backstage!
I kid you not...I took that breathtaking picture of the sun
setting in The Hamptons on the 4th of July weekend
Rihanna channels Marilyn Monroe in a series of pics recently posted to Instagram by her & her friends...
I'm a Marilyn fan, so that last one featuring Rihanna AND Marilyn is my fav. The pics are from behind-the-scenes of Rih Rih's new "Pour It Up" video, so look out for it soon.
It never fails, I always get super excited when Will Smith performs his classic"Summertime"! In fact, he just did an impromptu performance of it in Letterman...
Btw...Will says that he's been in the studio working on music with Kanye West, who's been urging him to get back into the rap game. A Will/Kanye callaboration? Should be interesting...I'd definitely listen. Of course, Will was on Letterman to promote his new movie "After Earth"...
Will stars in the movie with his son Jaden & I'm hoping that their chemistry in this one is just as amazing as it was in 2006's "The Pursuit Of Happyness"! "After Earth" hits theaters May 31st...
Earlier, Beyonce shared a picture of little Blue Ivy's custom director's chair. Now Beyonce has shared that pic above of Blue Ivy actually in the chair...how ADORABLE! Of course, rumors that Beyonce is pregnant with a little brother or sister for Blue Ivy have gone into overdrive in recent days. I, personally, don't understand the brouhaha. We all love Beyonce, but people get pregnant everyday. When she's READY to announce a pregnancy, she will...Guessing her pregnancy doesn't have to be a source of national debate. Really...it's a tad bit much. Anyway...Beyonce shared that pic of Blue Ivy on her Tumblr page. The thing I love most about Bey's Tumblr page is that she shares her personal pics--many of them taken by her. I love that because they're from her, they tend to be more intimate & more meaningful...not just your run-of-the-mill paparazzi shots. She just posted a bunch of pics from her & Jay-Z's much talked about trip to Cuba. The pics include snaps of Bey, Jay & even Beyonce's mother, Tina...
All pics courtesy of Beyonce's Tumblr.
Christina Aguilera's slimdown continues & it looks like her body's already bikini ready for the summer. Check out the new pic she posted to FB this week...
Christina says that she was on the set of a new music video. Of course, Christina & CeeLo Green will be returning to "The Voice" next season. Then the following season, Shakira & Usher will return to replace them.
As far as "Scandal" gladiator fans are concerned, "Scandal" Thursday is the the most exciting day of this week! The fact that it's the season finale makes it exciting & sad...all at the same time. I've seen the show's cast all over TV this week, including on Good Morning America & The View. The show's star, Kerry Washington, who plays lead character Olivia Pope, is all the rage right now. In fact, she's looking gorgeous on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Elle Magazine...
That issue of Elle hits newsstands in just days. Below, you can check out the behind-the-scenes video of Kerry's Elle photoshoot, as well as the trailer for the season finale of "Scandal". Happy "Scandal" Thursday!
I must admit, I absolutely LOVE Mariah Carey's new song "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel! I think the video's pretty cute as well. One thing I was surprised to learn is that the vintage car in the video actually belonged to Mariah's real-life father! I found that little tidbit out by watching the behind-the-scenes videos of "#Beautiful". So below, I've shared a couple of Mariah's behind-the-scenes vids, followed by the full video of the song...
Yes, Mother's Day is this coming weekend! But no need to panic because I'm giving you some last minute gift ideas for the mother in your life...
Of course, you can always get her the usual suspects like cards, chocolates, dinner, perfume, gift cards, spa treatments, time with the family, a day off and money. But I also checked out some of my fav go-to gift sites & came up with a proper list of gift ideas that I think any Mom would LOVE...
Courtesy of Oprah.com:
Masala Chai and Yedi Houseware Teacup and Teapot
"I drink masala chai every afternoon with a dash of
almond milk. In this giant porcelain cup, it just feels luxurious." --Oprah
Tea, $9 for 32 ounces | Rishi-Tea.com
and teapot, $30 | YediHouseware.com
GreenTree Home Beeswax Candles
$48 each | lovebeautysoul.com
The Dreamstate Sleep Mask
"This mask fights exhaustion by helping you produce melatonin and get your eight hours
of z's. All while looking cool, I might add." --Dr. Oz
$20 | TheDreamState.com
Cotton Pajamas and Matching Robe
"You know I love a crisp cotton pajama! These have a coordinating cable-knit cashmere robe--which practically guarantees sweet dreams." --Oprah
Pajama set, $120 |
Cashmere robe, $458 | marigotcollection.com
After visiting Oprah's site, I headed over to Red Envelope's site & found some more Mother's Day goodies...
I always love me a good pair of slippers & I'm sure Mom does too. These slippers are therapeutic & they start at $39.95.
This Eberjey Maritime striped lounge set looks so comfy & PERFECT for lounging around in the house with the family. The set is pretty pricey, though, with it's pieces coming in at $189.95 and $129.95.
This is actually a gift that I bought myself on Red Envelope's site. I'm a big fan of picnics & thought this was just about one of the coolest inventions ever. It's a steady stick table & wine glass holders. The table & wine holders have built-in sticks that you can stick into the ground. That way, the cheese & crackers that you have on the little table & the wine you're drinking does't touch the ground. Pretty cool, huh? And the fact that the set is only $29.95 makes it even cooler!
And like I said, I LOVE me some picnics. So in my opinion, picnic baskets would make great Mother's Day gifts. Years ago, I bought THE cutest picnic basket & accesories from Williams-Sonoma, so I headed back to their site to see if they had more...
I love all 3 of those baskets. The 1st one is $99.95. The 2nd one is the prettiest, in my opinion, and it's $119.95. But If I were going to buy one of these, it would have to be the 3rd basket, which costs $349.95. I know that's pretty pricey, but Mom's worth it if you have it AND the accessories in this basket are awesome. Here's the site's description...
Inspired by classic English picnic hampers, the woven willow basket is thoughtfully designed
for gracious outdoor dining. Inside, you'll find everything you need to host an
elegant picnic for four, including fine tableware, linens and serving essentials
for food, wine and coffee.
I hope these ideas were helpful. Some are reasonably priced, others are a bit pricey. But I think they're all great gift ideas for Mom. Happy Mother's Day!
That's P!nk looking super gorgeous on the cover of the June issue of Glamour Magazine! in the issue, out May 7th, P!nk reveals which *N Sync member had a crush on her...
"Joey Fatone was in love with me," the singer says. "He took me to Friendly's on a date, and he bought me an ice cream. Such a sweetheart. He asked my dad's permission."
Wow, I did not know that! Very interesting. Check out more pics from the issue & watch the really cool behind-the-scenes vid from the photo shoot below...