Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beats have been together for a while now and this week, they celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in a very special way: with an announcement of Alicia’s second pregnancy!
As Alicia shared on Instagram:
“Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz!! And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!”
Alicia and Swizz already have a 3-year-old son named Egypt, and Swizz has 3 kids from previous relationships, so it looks like they’ll need a big dinner table for the holidays.
In all seriousness, I’ve always really loved Alicia – she seems so intelligent, kind and just like a really lovely woman. Oh, and her music’s pretty good, too. Congrats to them!
August 1, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
The story of what went down at an Ibiza nightclub between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber last weekend just keeps getting better and better. We know that Orlando swung and Justin ducked, but more stuff keeps coming out of the woodworks that takes this tale to almost urban legend level. Like, for instance, the fact that Lindsay Lohan was there and tried to break the fight up, and that Leonardo DiCaprio was also there, but he actually cheered Orlando on.
From The Mirror:
Eyewitness Anastasia Skolkova, a former journalist from Spain, was the first person to break the story by posting a video on Facebook and Twitter, showing Bieber and Bloom rowing outside of a restaurant in Ibiza.
Speaking exclusively to The Mirror she said: “I went there with friends for dinner. We were on the table next to Orlando Bloom and Leonardo DiCaprio. There was also Lindsay Lohan, Puff Daddy and Erick Morillo at the restaurant. Justin said something when he came in which was aimed at Orlando, who then jumped onto a sofa to try and get at Justin. It was amazing. Everyone stood up and started watching like it was a show and clapping.
“There were actually two moments when it turned violent, it wasn’t just the one punch thrown. DiCaprio was flipping out and Lindsay Lohan was trying to call them. Justin’s face was amazing. I posted the video on Facebook so people would know about it and it’s a very crazy video. We filmed the fight and took a lot of photographs and have had offers from all over the world. It has just been crazy. I used to work as a journalist so I know how it works but I didn’t expect the response I got.”
LOL, I love how desperate this woman is to act like she’s anyone at all. Girl, no one cares about your video, we care about the actual fight. The “interest” is in the story, not you. Make your money and pipe down.
In any case, thank goodness Leo D. has some sense and was cheering Orlando on. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s immature and violence solves nothing in a wider context, but JB can used being knocked down a few pegs. After all, he’s always threatening to do it to others and acting like a big hard man who loves to fight, so he should be thrilled, right? A quick smack around the face would do him well. Might snap him back to reality.
August 1, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Well, this is certainly disgusting. A Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Massachusetts last weekend took a rather dark turn (darker than a Keith Urban concert normally is, of course) last weekend when a 17-year-old girl was raped in front of an entire crowd of drunken country fans who not only didn’t step in to help, but also decided it’d be a great thing to record on their phones. Oh yeah, and this is the same concert where 20 people were hospitalized after getting too drunk.
The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said.
The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.
Sean Murphy, 18, was arrested “a short time later” and charged with rape, police said.
“Officers conducting the investigation were assisted by patrons that had been concerned and took photos and video of the assault on their cellular phones,” the Mansfield Police statement said. “Those phones are being processed to recover the digital evidence of the assault.”
Murphy entered a not guilty plea in court and was released on $10,000 bond.
The country star and “American Idol” judge posted a video on YouTube after the show Saturday night commenting on what he saw on the lawn from the stage.
“Up on the lawn tonight, that was nutso. It was so cool,” he said.
Yeah, I’d say “nutso” about covers it, Keith. This is disgusting from all angles, and I hope the asshole who was charged spends some time behind bars for it. There’s not even an “I was drunk!” defense to this. I’ve been drunk plenty of times in my life, and I’ve never ever wanted to commit an act like that. What the hell is the world coming to?
August 1, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
If there’s one thing we know about Vin Diesel, it’s that he loves a bit of karaoke. He’s actually not a bad singer – albeit a hilarious one, since you’d never expect to see him singing half the shit he does. His latest foray into the music world is a cover of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ that will seriously kick your Friday off right.
During an interview with UK radio station Capital FM, Vin was handed a laptop and given a backing track, and off he went. What a good sport… and perhaps someone who should avoid falsettos! HA.
August 1, 2014 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
Uhhhhh… I honestly don’t even know where to start with this bullshit that’s come out of Whoopi Goldberg‘s mouth. The context is that she was discussing the Ray Rice case. If you’re not familiar with what happened there, Ray Rice was suspended from the Baltimore Ravens for domestic violence against his wife. Rice claimed that his wife hit him first, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith then said that women provoke men into violence and Whoopi then stepped up to agree with that statement on The View. Because clearly her brain has begun to atrophy.
“Don’t be surprised if you hit a man, he hits you back.”
“If you make the choice as a woman who is 4’3? and you decide to hit a guy who is 6 foot tall and you’re the last thing you want he wants to deal with that day and he hits you back, you cannot be surprised.”
“I know I’m going to catch a lot of hell, and I don’t care. But you have to teach women, do not live with this idea that men have this chivalry thing still with them, don’t assume that that is still in place.”
I understand what she’s saying in that some men don’t give a shit and will hit women back, and I’m also not saying that women should have a free pass to batter men. HOWEVER, that does not make domestic violence on a man’s part right. Chances are, if a woman slaps or hits her husband, he has the physical capability to overpower her and stop the attack. Why on earth would he need to attack back, and how in the hell is that an excuse (if it even happened at all)? And why on earth should you expect to be hit by your partner at all? If someone hit me, you’d better damn sure believe I’d be surprised by it, and then I’d call the police and then I’d pack my shit and leave, end of.
Then again, Whoopi Goldberg is known for her victim blaming bullshit, so I’m not at all surprised here.
July 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
For some reason, Harper’s Bazaar seems to have an eternal hard on for Lady Gaga and I’m not quite sure why. Here she is in the September issue, which is some big portfolio for the magazine of 19 well-known women ,all shot by Caroline Roitfeld.
Shot by Sebastian Faena, with creative direction by Stephen Gan, the portfolio, which will appear in all 30 editions of Harper’s Bazaar, includes Lady Gaga, Penélope Cruz, Linda Evangelista, Lara Stone, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Mariacarla Boscono, Joan Smalls, Stephanie Seymour, Isabeli Fontana, Laetitia Casta, Carolyn Murphy, Monica Bellucci, Gigi Hadid, Brooke Shields, Eva Herzigova, Iman, Stacy Martin and Lauren Hutton.
“This is a portfolio I’ve been dreaming of wanting to do even over my 30 years in the business,” said Roitfeld, who noted that she began the project in March and finished in May. “You need a magazine that has big shoulders for such a project.”
September’s issue in particular, which she refers to as “Icons,” marks the first time Roitfeld’s shoot has been featured on the newsstand cover of Bazaar U.S. (Images from her past portfolios were featured on the U.S. flip covers in November 2013 and May 2014, however).
Well, that sounds lovely. She apparently used fishnets in some way in each photo to link the women and make the series more cohesive. And she did an okay job with Gaga – she actually looks vaguely human, though the Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows are not really her, I don’t think.