Why celebrity lifestyle sites are just a bad idea

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Celebrities should not create lifestyle websites. Full stop. It is not a good idea. It just makes people dislike them. The most famous example is Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP, which just emphasised how out-of-touch with the real world she actually is and just alienated her from us even further. A number of her posts were subject to ridicule due to the cost of items recommended, the expense or rarity of ingredients used in recipes and annoying tips.

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Met Gala 2014: Best and Worst Dressed

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The Met Ball is the biggest night on the fashion calendar. There is no other reason for celebs to be there besides to celebrate fashion so obviously, all eyes were on what they wore and man, I wasn’t overwhelmed by the outfits worn by some. There were a lot of rather boring in-the-middle ones, so are my shortlist of the ones that stood out for me in the best and worst way.

Check out my slideshow picks below.

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Met Gala 2013: Best Dressed

Jennifer Lawrence was the best dressed for sure.

Jennifer Lawrence was the best dressed for sure.

You would have probably seen my previous post in which I talked about the Met Gala- it is a celebration of the opening of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Although, it has now turned into a catwalk show for celebrities! It is less about the art than about the celebrities and their outfits!

I did the worst dressed first because that category was better represented last night. However, there were some stand out dresses and here they are in my slideshow below.

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Big Pics: Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively & One Direction

Kim Kardashian 

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Here’s the price of beauty! Kim has this horrible facial, just to make herself look younger. She’s only 32, yet she’s having her own blood injected into her face. It’s called a “vampire facial” and it looks horrible! At least she wasn’t embarrassed by it- it was filmed for Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.

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James Franco 

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Bless James! The hard-working actor was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the weekend.

Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck 

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How loved up to these guys look?! The pair have been married for five years and have three children but are still going strong. It is brilliant to see.

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The Croods

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Blake cuddled up to a furry critter while supporting her husband Ryan Reynolds publicly for the first time since their marriage. Ryan lends his voice to a role in The Croods and Blake was with him at the NYC premiere, along with co-star Emma Stone.

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One Direction

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The One Direction boys are getting their waxworks made by Madame Tussauds. The five-piece set will tour the worldwide museum once they’ve been completed.

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Amanda Bynes

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Wow this is Amanda?! She looks like she’s trying to be Nicki Minaj! She looks so different. I don’t like!

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Big Pics: Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz & Channing Tatum

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

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Bless him and Blake! The pair took time out of their busy schedule to pay a visit to a pediatric unit at a Canadian hospital. You don’t usually see celebrities doing this sort of thing so I think this is amazing.

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Rebel Wilson & Channing Tatum

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Rebel tweeted some behind-the-scenes pics of her shooting a scene for the MTV Movie Awards. Rebel will be the host and hopefully (fingers crossed) this hints at them bringing back the spoof segments. I used to love those and was so disappointed when they stopped. Rebel captioned the photo: “I got action onset with @channingtatum today. He is pure man steak luscious.” Very jealous indeed.

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Beyoncé

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There seems to be no end to B uploading personal photos since her tell-all documentary. This one is a bit odd- she is posing in a hard hat and a truck! It looks like she’s on a set of some kind. I’m loving her sense of humour these days and that she is proving to everyone that she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

Kristen Bell

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Loving this pic of Kristen playing with her baby shower gifts! What a pout!

Cameron Diaz

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Crikey! Look at this revealing shot of Cameron! You wouldn’t think she was forty looking at her skimpy attire. She also rocks the 70s mullet in this shoot for Interview magazine’s Russian edition. I have never seen her like this before- it is so weird.

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Pics: Behind-the-scenes at Ryan and Blake’s wedding

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They got married three months ago but we know hardly anything of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s wedding in South Carolina. Until now, as the Martha Stewart Weddings magazine has published some behind-the-scenes photos.

Although we don’t see much of them, we do get a glimpse of Blake’s Marchesa gown and of Ryan’s Burberry trousers.

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Their ceremony at Boone Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina was small and understated- only 35 people were invited. That’s exactly what they wanted. According to the website, they wanted an “intimate affair” and “to celebrate in privacy-and style”.

“While they remain protective of images of them on their most heartfelt occasion, they graciously let us share pictures of the elements we created together.”

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The site added: “When Ryan and Blake secretly got engaged last June, they knew it would take careful planning, confidentiality, and a select crew to pull off their nuptials before word got out. Enter Martha Stewart. We quickly discovered that Ryan and Blake are not like the many altar-bound celebrities who sell their big-day photos to the highest bidder.”

That is certainly true- check out the gorgeous pictures.

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Ryan, 36, met Blake, 25, on the set of Green Lantern and they began dating in October 2011. They married on September 9th this year.

Big Pics: Gossip Girl wrap party

The cast of Gossip Girl celebrated wrapping the sixth and final season with a party. Stars Chace Crawford (Nate) and Blake Lively (Serena) documented the event via their Twitter/Instagram account.

I’m sure the party was emotional too as the cast have been together since 2007. This season will only consist of ten episodes, which is why they have finished filming so early on.

They certainly look like great friends and that they had a good laugh. Check out Chace covered in cake icing! The other co-stars- Leighton Meester (Blair), Ed Westwick (Chuck), Penn Badgley (Dan) and Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina) all posed for pictures to celebrate the end of an era!

While I love the show, I think this is the perfect time to end. I feel the storylines are either getting too repetitive or too ridiculous so I would rather them finish on a high than keep going for the sake of it. I feel positive about this being the final season but that doesn’t mean I won’t get emotional!

 

Blake & Ryan’s post-wedding details

 

Check out that bling! This picture was taken in Charleston, South Carolina, a day after their wedding and her ring is HUUUGE! This is also the first time we’ve seen a PDA from Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

According to reports, the pair had a mini-honeymoon in Little Washington, Virginia over the weekend before Blake headed back to New York to film Gossip Girl. She was surrounded by paparazzi looking for a ring shot but she kept it hidden. And now this shot (above) has surfaced.

In a bizarre twist, E! Online has reported that Ryan and Blake DID NOT get married on 9th September, as was originally thought. The report suggests that the  marriage happened on the 14th as listed in the Charleston County Probate Court records. I’m not sure if I believe this, it does seem very odd but it would make sense that their honeymoon was last weekend I suppose.

Green Lantern co-stars Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds reportedly got married on 9th September in Charleston. Blake wore Marchesa and Ryan wore Burberry. No pictures have surfaced of the ceremony which isn’t surprising considering how secretive it was. We didn’t even have confirmation of a relationship, let alone a marriage!

 

 

Films to Watch This September

Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley plays Anna, who embarks on an affair to help her escape the trappings of her high society life but instead, makes her life remarkably more complicated. Set in late 19th century Russia, Anna begins an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson) which ruffles many feathers in the upper classes as her husband, played by Jude Law, is a politician. I think this looks like it is going to tug at the heartstrings. It reminds me of Atonement and Titanic.  It is a classic forbidden love tale but I think this will be right up my street. Released: 7th

 

Lawless

This violent, gangster flick has an all-star cast which is the main reason I want to see it. Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastian head up this Prohibition era movie. Hardy and LaBeouf are brothers who run an illegal liquor bootlegging business so the police are onto them. Corrupt Special Agent Charlie (Pearce) is the villain here as he wants a cut of their profits and will threaten them in any way necessary. Things get pretty nasty when he doesn’t get his way. Prepare for violence, guns and some mean, mean men. Released: 7th

 

House At the End of the Street

Jennifer Lawrence starts in this horror thriller about a creepy neighbour. Not original whatsoever but the fact that Lawrence puts her name to it makes me think it will bring something new to the table. She plays Elissa who moves to a quiet suburban town with her mum and weird stuff starts happening to them. They learn that their neighbour, Ryan, is the soul survivor of a homicide in which his sister killed their parents and disappeared. So far, seems a bit like Dream House. Elissa (foolishly) gets into a relationship with Ryan, which obviously won’t end well. Released: 21st

 

Savages

This drug gangster movie stars Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, John Travolta, Salma Hayek and Benicio del Toro. Wow! What a cast. Johnson and Kitsch are pot growers who share a girlfriend, O (Lively). When a deal with Mexican drug cartels goes awry, O gets kidnapped, so the boys have to take on the cartels to get her back. I reckon this will be violent and tense. Released: 21st.

 

Looper

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is wearing prosthetics and has adapted his voice to make him sound closer to Bruce Willis in this time travel movie.  Levitt is a looper which means he assassinates people who have been sent to him from the future. One day, he is sent his future self (Willis) and they have a face-off. It becomes a fast paced chase between Willis, Levitt and the guys who wanted them killed. Released: 28th

Big Pics of the Day- J.Lo, Keira and The Saturdays

1. Look at Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony holding hands during the Q’Viva! The Chosen concert show. The pair were ever professional- putting their personal problems aside for the show. The show was the live celebration of a talent series, much like X Factor live concert shows. The pair travelled across 21 Latin America countries finding new talent, which culminated in the concert in Las Vegas.

J.Lo and Marc split 11 months ago after seven years of marriage. You wouldn’t think they had such history between them, given their display of unity for the show. The audience even cheered during their embrace, applauding the fact they can remain amicable. The couple have twins, Emme and Max, who were born in 2008.

 

2. Keira Knightley showed off her engagement ring while walking around London with James Righton yesterday. The pair look so happy!

 

3. Check out this picture taken from Rochelle and Una’s joint hen party at the weekend. It looks like a right laugh! Rochelle is engaged to Marvin Humes from JLS (who already had a bachelor WEEK in Vegas and Maimi) and Una Healy is engaged to rugby star Ben Foden. They are both getting married this summer so decided to have a joint hen do! I love the tacky gear. The pair, joined by the rest of the Saturdays, Myleene Klass and other friends, headed to The Rose Club in London.

 

 

4. Blake Lively looks very different to her usual stylish self in this movie still. The picture is taken from her upcoming movie Savages. It is certainly a departure from her role as Serena Van Der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. In the movie, Blake plays Ophelia or “O”, who is a hippie and is shared by two guys, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnston. She gets kidnapped so the boys confront a Mexican drug cartel about it and things get nasty. I think this is a big step for Blake as it will show off her acting skills in a proper adult movie. She has a number of sexy moments with both actors and it looks pretty gruesome. The film also stars John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek.