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What’s Going on at the Jolie-Pitt House?!

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 19, 2008

9-1-1 responded to a call to the Jolie-Pitt home at approximately 5 p.m. yesterdaybrad-pitt-red-carpet-nc evening. 

An ambulance and a fire truck pulled up to the gate of the Jolie-Pitt compound and were let inside by one of the security guards. After about 15 minutes, paramedics left with an elderly man who was transported to a local hospital. Shortly after that, the police arrived. 

More details on this story to come!

Brad celebrated his 45th Birthday yesterday. I hope it not him they’re referring to as an “elderly” man!

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Houston, We Have a Problem!

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 18, 2008

 

Courtesy of okmagazine.com

Courtesy of okmagazine.com

 

Ooh, I hope this doesn’t throw a wrench in her big comeback!

Singer Whitney Houston is being sued by her step-mother, Barbara Houston, who claims the singer kept the proceeds from her father’s $1 million insurance policy after he died in 2003.

The lawsuit says that Whitney, 45, was supposed to use the $723,000 to pay off the mortgage on the Fort Lee condominium that Barbara shared with her husband John Houston, and still resides in.Whitney, who holds the mortgage to the condo, was then supposed to return the remaining insurance money to her stepmother.
Lawyers for both sides refused to comment on the pending suit. 

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Out and About: Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, and Baby Harlow

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 18, 2008

Spotted:

Courtesy of People.com

Courtesy of People.com

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden with 11-month old Harlow shopping at L.A.’s outdoor mall The Grove.

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Diddy Throws Party For Kim Porter

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 18, 2008

 

(left to right) Diddy, Murano owner Sandy Sachs, party planner Breana Cabral and Kim Porter/Courtesy of People.com

(left to right) Diddy, Murano owner Sandy Sachs, party planner Breana Cabral and Kim Porter/Courtesy of People.com

Sean Combs, better known as Diddy, helped sometimes girlfriend, longtime baby momma Kim Porter celebrate her 38th birthday by throwing her an intimate fête at Murano Restaurant & Lounge in West Hollywood on Monday. 

To help Porter, the mother of Diddy’s nearly 2-year-old twin girls and 10-year-old son, celebrate were about 30 guests, including Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery, co-star Sara Ramirez and reality TV’s Lisa Gastineau. Ok, random *blinks*.

Guests serenaded Kim to Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday,” and then presented her with a cake.

Aww, what a good baby Daddy Diddy!

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Breakup Alert!: J. Lo & Marc Anthony No Mo’?

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 18, 2008

There seems to be quite a bit of hullabaloo over the marriage of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. The four-year marriage, second for Anthony and third for J. Lo, has reportedly reached “a breaking point”.

Courtesy of usweekly.com

Courtesy of usweekly.com

J.Lo’s arrival at the premier of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last week without her wedding band or husband, sparked rumors of a marriage on the rocks. Adding fuel to the fire was the revelation that Anthony too, was without wedding band in Las Vegas the weekend before.

The new issue of Us Weekly Magazine, which hits newsstands tomorrow, contains exclusive details of the behind-the-scenes drama going on in the couple’s marriage. 

Though a spokesperson from Marc Anthony was quick to squelch rumors about trouble in paradisio, multiple sources reveal to exclusively to Us Weekly that Anthony’s controlling behavior is one of several reasons that drove J. Lo over the edge. 

“He’s very, very controlling of her,” says a close Anthony pal. “The skirts aren’t as short. You don’t see so much of that booty anymore.” Us Weekly also reports that Anthony also picks out Lopez’s clothes and keeps tabs on her phone calls.

The couple wed in 2004 and welcomed their 10-month old twins Max and Emme to their clan in February.

Though the couple was ecstatic about the birth of their twins, apparently, Latin diva J. Lo isn’t quite as content with being a domestic diva!

“Jennifer looked around and said, ‘This is my life now? I’m a Long Island housewife?'” a pal says. “She hates that everything she worked for went down the tubes.”

The actress turned singer, who used to command $15 million per film, “blames Marc for her career going down the [drain],” says the pal, who added that she’s bitter about the failure of their 2006 drama, El Cantante, which only grossed $7.5 million.

Us Weekly also reports that Anthony has been badmouthing his wife.

One night after their tense family Thanksgiving in which the couple “didn’t sit together,” Anthony hit NYC hotspots Bungalow 8 and Marquee, where he was spotted with his hand on a woman’s thigh and overheard complaining about his wife to a group of women, “telling them, ‘She’s making me miserable,'” a source says.

The next night. Anthony was photographed by TMZ.com partying (sans wedding band) with celebrity pals Eva Longoria Parker and Russell Crowe in Las Vegas.

The pair, who hadn’t been spotted together since Oct. 23 was spotted having dinner on Tuesday at Beverly Hills restaurant Luau, which they left holding hands.

I hope the couple can work things out. Oh, J. Lo! Marriage numero quarto? Ay papi!

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Phylicia Rashad, New Spokeswoman for Jenny Craig

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 13, 2008

Looks like Phylicia Rashad is having the best week ever!

Courtesy of People.com

Courtesy of People.com

First, a Gloden Globe nomination for outstanding lead actress in the TV-adapted production Raisin in the Sun. And now, a new role as spokeswoman for Jenny Craig. 

“Jenny Craig confirms a new relationship with Phylicia Rashad,” a spokesperson for the company tells people.com. “We look forward to sharing the details at a press conference in late January.” 

Rashad will join the ranks of  other celebrity spokeswomen for Jenny Craig such as Queen Latifah, Kirstie Alley and Valerie Bertinelli.

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Kai Milla Wants to Design Michelle O.’s Inauguration Gown!

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 13, 2008

The latest fashion designer to submit sketches for the much anticipated inaugural ball gown for abfab First Lady Michelle O. is Kai Milla.

Design by Kai Milla/People.com

Design by Kai Milla/People.com

Kai Milla Morris is the wife of music legend Stevie Wonder. Her designs have been modeled by famous faces including Oprah Winfrey and Petra Nemcova. Her latest collection, Inaugural 2009, is inspired by our future First Lady, who Milla believes will be a trendsetter like former First Lady Jackie O. “Mrs. Obama has a style the modern woman can relate to, this timeless appeal, and I think that’s something a lot of women are attracted to”, says the designer of her latest muse. 

This jewel-toned gown was designed by Milla to highlight Mrs. O’s fantastic figure “Her tall frame is a designer’s dream,” she says. “She can do an off-the-shoulder look, or even a backless dress. I would love to see her in a structured silhouette.” 

Kai Milla only one of many celebrity designers eager to dress Michelle Obama on her big night (yes, its as much her night as it is her husbands. Behind every strong man is an even stronger woman. Amen.) Check out some more designs below:

Design by Marc Bouwer/People.com

Design by Marc Bouwer/People.com

Design by Christian Lacroix/WWD.com

Design by Christian Lacroix/WWD.com

Design by Oscar de la Renta/WWD.com

Design by Oscar de la Renta/WWD.com

Design by Tracy Reese/WWD.com

Design by Tracy Reese/WWD.com

Design by Betsey Johnson/WWD.com

Design by Betsey Johnson/WWD.com

Design by Monique Lhuillier/WWD.com

Design by Monique Lhuillier/WWD.com

Design by Carolina Herrera/WWD.com

Design by Carolina Herrera/WWD.com

Design by Diane Von Furstenberg/WWD.com

Design by Diane Von Furstenberg/WWD.com

Design by Michael Kors/WWD.com

Design by Michael Kors/WWD.com

Design by Nicole Miller/WWD.com

Design by Nicole Miller/WWD.com

“[As the first African-American First lady] She’s the first of her kind,” says Marc Bouwer. “The designer who gets this will snag a major part of history. This will be remembered now and for forever.” I can smell a cat fight coming on. Ooh-wee!

Check out more designs here!

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Home Sweet Home

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 12, 2008

My apologies, folks! It’s been a bit chaotic as of late, packing up my new life and now, trying to merge it with the old. I’ve arrived safely in the States and am in the process of trying to get my life together; I’ve got to unpack, re-organize, and among other things, find a J-O-B (I see the recession has shown no mercy on you guys. And I thought I was suffering over there with the exchange rate.) 

I’ve enjoyed my time overseas tremendously, and although I’m glad to be home, I know I will miss London terribly. If anyone is considering traveling or living abroad, my best advice would be not to let anything, large or small, hold you back. Do it! Its one of the few things in life worth going into debt over. 

Anyway, I just wanted you all to know I was safe and sound. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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London Girls Like to Party All the Time!

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 10, 2008

So much for packing! 

No, I am packing. Seriously. 

But packing your life away in a suitcase forces you to reminisce over past purchase greats and mistakes. And all my purchases in London have been well worth it!

Being in London has greatly enhanced my sense of style. Usually before I go out with friends, I blow $20 on a sequined lycra top that would look great with a pair of jeans, but not if I ever wore it again. The top would either disintegrate in the wash or get lost is a friend’s closet. Clearly not a worthwhile investment.

 In London, the girls here dress, and I mean dress, to go to a club. You’d think Cinderella and her other ball loving Princess friends came to get down. And of course you know who Prince Charming is looking at!

I’ve purchased a few really cute party dresses since I’ve been here, which are great because they’re so versatile! For the price of three or four sparkly tops that I’ll never, ever wear again, I bought show-stopping dresses that I can dress up or dress down for any occasion. I always find that I’m running around looking for things to wear whenever I get an invitation somewhere, so these dresses will really come in handy in ’09. 

Here are pictures of two dresses that I bought early November when one of my best friends visited. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have them. I was so afraid to spend money (the exchange rate was no joke!). But I have ’em and they’re soon to be packed and unveiled in America:

 

Black/White/Red plaid dress with faux-croc skin clutch in Red, New Look

Black/White/Red plaid dress with faux-croc skin clutch in Red, New Look

I wore this dress with some red kitten heels and a matching clutch that I bought last year. I rocked it with a black cardigan which gave me a sort of modern preppy look. It was cute. I’d like to spice it up with some high heels and maybe a Blair Waldorf style headband. Here’s close-up of the clutch:

 

Faux croc skin clutch in Red, New Look

Faux croc skin clutch in Red, New Look

Here’s another dress I purchased that weekend, from a really posh store called River Island. I wore it to a Thanksgiving celebration a few of my classmates and I had:

 

Strapless dress with sequins, River Island

Strapless dress with sequins, River Island

I love it. It’s part of my What Would Rhianna Wear? (W.W.R.W?) inspiration series. I think Rhianna is the perfect style icon for me in the new year. 

 

 

Close up of the bodice

Close up of the bodice

The sequins form a skyline on the bodice. Perfect for a night on the town in the big city. 

There’s other dresses to share, and I promise to do it later. But right now, I’m off to pick up a pair of shoes I’ve been eyeing since I got here. I didn’t think I’d get them but if I;m still thinking about them months later, doesn’t that mean I really want them?

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The Last Hurrah-Pt. 1

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 10, 2008

Hey guys! As you may know, I’ve been in London for the past three months, taking classes and living the glam life. But it all comes to an end today!

Yes, today is my last full day in London. I can’t believe it. In the beginning, it felt as if this day would never come and now that its here, its surreal. This whole experience has been surreal. I still can’t believe I’m in London sometimes!

I’ll be spending the majority of my day packing, re-packing, and maybe doing some last minute shopping (as if I can afford it), so my posts will be few and far between today. But to make it up to you guys, I’ll be staying up all night waiting for my flight, so I’ll make sure to bring you the news you need to know! As well as some reflections on my time in London. I’m feelin’ a little nostalgic!

Catch ya later!

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