Cheryl Cole touches down at LAX

She recently admitted she is making the most of the current lull in her career to enjoy a well-earned break from her usually jam-packed schedule.

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And taking a rest from the music industry appeared to have done Cheryl Cole the world of good as she touched down at Los Angeles LAX Airport on Saturday evening.

Flashing her famous killer-watt smile as she wandered through the arrivals terminal, the 29-year-old singer flashed her toned and tanned pins in a pair of tiny buttercup yellow shorts.

The Geordie beauty teamed her sexy yellow hotpants with a stylish loose-fitting gunmetal grey blouse, while toting a matching snakeskin-print handbag.

Showing no hint of the fact that she had just stepped off a lengthy transatlantic flight, Cheryl looked positively radiant as she showed off her flawless skin with minimal bronze make-up, and wore her long brunette locks tumbling in dramatic waves around her shoulders.

Ever the A-lister, the Call My Name hitmaker completed her jet-set look with a pair of white aviator shades to shelter her eyes from the glare of the flashbulbs.

Perhaps the reason behind Cheryl’s sunny appearance was the fact that she may have been en route to see her long-distance lover, dancer Tre Holloway, who currently lives in the US.

The star recently admitted that while she is making the most of having a clear schedule for once, she would never abandon music for good.

She said in an interview with Daybreak: ‘It’s exciting that I actually don’t have any plans for once, because I got a little way in with the third album and then decided to put it to one side so I could focus on the Girls Aloud tour and that’s just come to an end, so I actually don’t know.

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‘Music is my life, music is my passion, my first love, so that will always be part of what I’m doing. But I actually don’t have any plans right now.

‘I’m turning 30 in June… I’ve had an incredible decade in this industry, with the highs and the lows. 30 is a very empowering age for me, I feel the best I’ve ever felt.’

Beach Babe!

She is rumoured to be ‘in the mix’ to replaced Britney Spears on the next season of X Factor USA. So perhaps that was why Kelly Rowland looked so cheerful during a recent beach outing.

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The 32-year-old seemed positively giddy as she laughed while flaunting her slender legs on Miami Beach, Florida, with a group of friends on Sunday.

The Destiny’s Child star was seen lounging on a sunbed on the white sand, casually bending her legs in the air as she texted on her cellphone.

Kelly – who lives in Miami – wore a black bandeau bikini top, but opted to cover up with a long green kaftan that she just rolled down while she tanned.

The singer wore a jaunty fedora to block out the sun’s rays, and accessorised with a layered gold necklace and large white studs.

At one point, Kelly was seen sitting on the edge of her sun lounger, a huge smile on her face as she either listened to music or chatted to a friend using a hands-free kit.

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She also hung out with some friends who sat with her on her sunbed, and at one point she was seen kissing a male friend on the lips as he bent over her.

Kelly clearly had lots of energy as she was then spotted jogging across the sand, laughing and calling to her friends.

It is rumoured that the star is set to join Simon Cowell on the X Factor USA – despite being booted off the UK show.

Simon, 53, remains a ‘big fan’ of the singer even though she was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor UK last year.

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And Kelly is now ‘most definitely in the mix’ to replace Britney Spears on the third season of the Fox talent show, which airs later this year.

Kelly – who was reunited with her Destiny’s Child bandmates during Beyonce’s Super Bowl extravaganza in February – appeared as a judge on the X Factor UK in 2011.

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However, her appearance was blighted by illness that kept her at home in the States for a week – prompting reports that TV bosses were unimpressed that she had even flown back to the US when she should have been mentoring her contestants in Britain.

Kelly also reportedly tried to demand that her £500,000 pay be tripled if she made a return.

Stunning Taylor Swift!

She is one of the most successful singers of last year with her album Red going multi-platinum in the U.S. alone.

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And Taylor Swift sported a gown befitting Country royalty on Sunday, stealing the show at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in a stunning metallic dress.   The 23-year-old star wore her blonde hair straight and up in a chic ponytail, teaming the unusual chain-mail style old-gold gown with just a pair of subtle jewelled earrings.

The star is nominated for five awards – Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Red, and Video of the Year and looked in good spirits as she made her way into the MGM Grand in Sin City.

The star’s intricate gown was partially backless, consisting of a shimmering silver metal built-in bra.

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Meanwhile, Taylor’s friend Blake Shelton has warned his Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards co-host not to insult her on stage.

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The Voice USA judge thinks his fellow presenter Luke Bryan should avoid angering the 23-year-old I Knew You Were Trouble singer’s fans at the ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.   Asked if he had any advice for Luke, Blake said: ‘I would tell him to be prepared for the onslaught of hatred that will come from Taylor Swift’s fan base if you say any sort of a joke or if she’s any part of a punch line in the monologue.’   Taylor is nominated for five awards at the 48th annual event and will also team up with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban for a performance of the track Highway Don’t Care.

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New Beginnings!

With the feud between LeAnn Rimes and her husband’s ex wife Brandi Glanville reigniting again, the country singer still managed to find something to smile about as she touched down in Los Angeles, California.   After winning over fans in London, the 30-year-old was on a high as she landed back on American soil, but the homecoming was made even sweeter as LeAnn and husband Eddie Cibrian are moving into their new house.

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The couple scored the Hidden Hills mansion for a steal after its previous owners fell behind on its payments.   LeAnn could not hide her excitement about moving into to the multi-million dollar abode.   ‘Going home to a whole new house! Our first night in our new house is tonight….excited!,’ the singer tweeted as she got on the plane.

And, no doubt talking about more than just the house, she wrote as she landed:   ‘Today is a day of new beginnings.’   Perhaps the country star plans to bury the hatchet with Eddie’s ex wife Brandi – who he was with when LeAnn first met him.   Brandi once again added fuel to the fire saying the country singer needs to learn the boundary between being a mother and a step-mother when it comes to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s sons, Mason, nine, and Jake, five.

The 40-year-old Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders author told BuzzFeed.com: ‘Hopefully, they’ll have a child of their own and she’ll understand better what a proper boundary is for a stepmother and a mother.’   And now that LeAnn and Eddie have bough the newest home they certainly have room to have children as the $3 million home has six bedrooms plus a guest house.   The couple got the home for a steal as it was a ‘distressed property’ namely its owners – who had paid more than $5.5 million for the home in 2006 – had got behind on its mortgage payments, reported Truila. The famous couple saved themselves millions as the home has an estimated value of about $4.7 million.

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Making sure they can entertain, or as Brandi has wished for them, have their own children, the six-bedroom gated mansion also features nine bathrooms, a formal dining room and large kitchen and is a massive 8,642 square feet.   The Spanish-style home sits on a large lot with an outdoor dining area and pool.   It also features beamed ceilings, a central staircase, a den, an office, and a four-car garage.

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While the home put the singer in a good mood hopefully that will mean she looks past what Brandi said on Monday.   Despite the comments about the treatment of her children, Brandi said wanted to end their public feud.

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She said: ‘I really want to put this public war with LeAnn and Eddie behind me, and I want to communicate with them privately if they’ll have me.   ‘Eddie and LeAnn have done numerous sit-down after sit-down after sit-down. For the past four years, tell-all interviews – the crying, the “we love each other,” the 20/20, the Katie Couric.

‘I think we both need to step away from it now. After the book and everything. Put it behind us and move on.’

LeAnn recently revealed that she and Eddie hope to have children of their own.

She previously said: ‘We’ve talked about having kids of our own. I’ve always admired working moms because they have it tough. I already have two children around half the time so we have our hands full but we talk about it often so we’ll see what happens. We would love to, but it’s all about the right timing.’

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Lindsay Lohan rolls up 48 Minutes Late!

Lindsay Lohan has arrived in court for a hearing that will determine whether the actress goes to jail or averts a trial on charges that she lied to police.   The troubled 26-year-old actress took a red-eye from New York to Los Angeles in a last-minute bid to make the 8:30am hearing after she deplaned an earlier commercial flight amid safety concerns.

In the mad dash to avoid a bench warrant being issued for her arrest Lohan’s private plane landed five minutes after she was due to appear at the courthouse where a judge awaited her appearance.

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She arrived 48 minutes later, and is believed to have struck a plea deal with prosecutors as talks continue in the judge’s chambers.

According to TMZ, Lohan’s lawyer’s co-counsel was seen pulling a plea form from a desk before returning to the chambers, over two hours after the actress made her arrival.

Lohan appeared to have time to make a quick change. Last seen wearing all black in New York, she arrived to the courthouse in a white and rose coloured blouse, sheer white skinny pants and grey heels.   She shielded her eyes with round sunglasses as she was escorted inside amid a flurry of reporters.

Despite the entourage a bystander managed to maneuver through the crowd to throw gold glitter  confetti on the star as she made her way in.   According to the New York Daily News, Lohan’s lawyer at one point leaned into the actress and indicated he hoped the hearing would end promptly.

‘And then you can go surfing,’ he is quoted as saying, inspiring a laugh from the star.   The appearance followed a dramatic night of last-minute travel arrangements for Lohan.

Entertainment Tonight reports her plane landed at Atlantic Aviation at Los Angeles International Airport rather than Van Nuys airport, where she was initially scheduled to deplane.   The 26-year-old secured a flight aboard a private jet to get her back to Los Angeles in time for her court appearance on Monday morning.   She is in a race against the clock to make it back from New York to attend her scheduled trial over charges that she violated her probation last June.

A source told E! Newsthat Lindsay was able to secure a flight on a private jet that was delayed slightly as the plane will have to make one stop to refuel along the way.   The plane appears to have been provided by a Los Angeles-based energy drink company for which  she has made promotional appearances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten Iconic dresses from Princess Diana For Sale!

The ten iconic dresses that tell the story of Princess Diana’s extraordinary life.

They were the dresses that made her an international style icon.

Now, ten of Princess Diana’s most beautiful and famous gowns are being auctioned in a lot expected to go for nearly £1million.
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‘When she visited the US, her one wish was to dance with John Travolta and she spent more than 20 mintutes being twirled around the floor by him in that  beautiful dress.’

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But each of the dresses in the collection – which also features favourite designers such as  Bruce Oldfield and Catherine Walker – has a story of its own.

U.S. businesswoman Maureen Rorech Dunkel bought the ten dresses in 1997 as an investment. But  following the Princess’s death that year, she exhibited them to raise money for charity – and is now selling them after running into financial difficulties.

 

Michelle Obama’s Vogue Cover!

Mobama’s bangs got their Vogue cover! First Lady Michelle Obama graces the April cover of Vogue. For her second time gracing the preeminent fashion magazine. The 49 Years old shows off her now trademark second term hairdo as well as her amired toned arms in a sleeveless blue dress featuring a center maroon panel.

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Although Mrs.Obama and her husband of 20 years President Barack Obama certainly have
a lot on their plate , But FLOTUS tells Vogue that it all comes back to their little girls Malia 14 and Sasha 11 “Our job is , first and foremost to make sure our family is whole.  You know , we have small kids, they’re growing everyday” Obama explains.

“But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our No.1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.'”

The First Lady points out in the interview that most of the couple’s friends , socially speaking , are parents as well. “The stresses and the pressure of this job are so real that when you get a minute, you want to give that extra energy to your 14 and 11 year old “Obama mused.

What has she learned from her man, who just happens to be the leader of the Free World?  “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road,” she says of the President, 51. “To do more breathing in and just going  with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life,  it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but  as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected.”

The April issue of  Vogue hits stands March 26.