Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wow, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Relationship Timeline(Party One)

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Relationship Timeline
Check out pictures and tidbits about TomKat's five-year marriage here.

1. New Love
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes made their public debut as a couple back in April 2005. Rumor has it the actor called the former Dawson's Creek star out of the blue and invited her to a meeting at his office. They reportedly hit it off and Cruise eventually worked up the courage to ask her on a real date before she left. Their first official date reportedly entailed a flight on his private jet, a motorcycle ride, and a romantic beach trip.

2. So Marry Me
These two moved very fast. Cruise popped the question just two months after their big red carpet debut, on June 17, 2005. "Yes, I proposed to her. ... It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower, so I haven't slept at all," he said at the time. "Today is a magnificent day for me, I'm engaged to a magnificent woman."

3. LOL
Here are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes just a week before they jetted off to Paris and got engaged. The stars flashed their biggest smiles at the Batman Begins premiere, which was the first time she got to bring Cruise as her date to one of her own movie premieres. She celebrated the event in a plunging black dress.

4. Premiere Power
TomKat was front and center at the War of the Worlds premiere just a week after getting engaged. This red carpet appearance came exactly one month after Mr. Cruise jumped up and down all over Oprah's couches in an epic, infamous pronouncement of his love for the actress.

5. Going to the Chapel
The actors made another big announcement in October 2005: They had a baby on the way! Suri Cruise was born April 27, 2006. The couple had put marriage on hold while they awaited their daughter's arrival, so they finally said "I do" in November 2006 in Italy. Here are the stars, and their newborn, on the way to their rehearsal dinner.

6. Wedding Day
On November 18, 2006, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes said "I do" in a lavish wedding held at a 15th Century Italian castle. Both the bride and groom wore Georgio Armani and they exchanged Cartier rings in the Scientology ceremony. Cruise's son, Connor, carried his 7-month-old sister down the aisle in front of famous guests like Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Victoria Beckham, and more.

7. Hot Topic
After honeymooning in the Maldives, TomKat resurfaced at the 2007 Academy Awards. The actor wasn't nominated that year but the couple certainly took home the unofficial prize for hottest couple of the evening. Fun Fact: Cruise hasn't received an Oscar nod since his 2000 role in Magnolia.

8. Jet Setters
The couple spent the first year of their marriage traveling the world with baby Suri. Here's the stars on a jet ski in the Mediterranean in August 2007. Around this time, Cruise was dropped from Paramount Pictures, after 14 years, reportedly because the company decided the actor's behavior and views were damaging the company. Others say he was dropped because he had too big of a stake in Mission Impossible DVD sales.

9. BFFs
While they weren't riding jet skis on exotic vacations, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split their time between Hollywood and NYC. They also mingled with their famous friends like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Cruise introduced Mr. Smith to Scientology years back and they remain close friends. Smith said about his pal that year: “When I sit and I talk with Tom Cruise, he is one of the greatest spirits that I’ve ever met – someone who is committed to making the world better."

10. A Whole Lot of Love
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes cooled off the red carpet PDA after getting hitched, but they still showed often their affection whether it was at a fancy Hollywood event or while out with their daughter at the park. They got gussied up for the Museum of The Moving Image Black Tie Salute in November 2007, where Mr. Cruise was the man of the hour.

11. Bobbing Along
Katie Holmes has grown up in front of the cameras. She was a teenager on Dawson's Creek, then spent the last half of her 20s on Tom Cruise's arm. Over those years, she's debuted many looks, including this adorable bob. She sported the fresh look at her 2008 Mad Money premiere.

12. Bring the 'Thunder'
Tom Cruise had some serious arm candy at the premiere of his flick Tropic Thunder in August 2008. The actor also found box office success with the historical thriller Valkyrie that year. As of 2009, the A-lister's movies have grossed over $6.5 billion worldwide. The couple is estimated to be worth about $257 million in 2012, and you can bet Cruise is responsible for a hefty chunk of that fortune.

Wow, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Relationship Timeline(Party Two)

A Look Back at TomKat
News of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce broke on June 29, 2012, one day after the actress filed paperwork to end their 5-year marriage. Join us on a look back at their history in the spotlight ahead.

13. Cruising Along
Suri Cruise has yet to break into the family business, but she's already a staple in the headlines. The little lady mostly attracts attention for her love of high heels and pink lipstick. Rumor has it she already has a shoe collection valued at about $150,000! Plus, she's the proud owner of custom Christian Louboutin shoes.

14. Well Suited
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are 16 years apart, but the age difference has never been a major obstacle, so they said. However, Holmes is young enough that when she was young she dreamed about marrying Tom Cruise. Let this be a lesson: Dream big!

15. Running Buddies
Staying hot and fit in Hollywood doesn't happen by accident. It takes work! And sweat! (And great genes help.) Photogs snapped Cruise and Holmes huffing and puffing on a run in Boston in 2009, but what they didn't capture in this shot is the bodyguard running along with them.

16. Courtside Seats
A true sign of your place on the A-list? Courtside seats at the Lakers. While we don't really see TomKat as diehard basketball fanatics, they at least pretended for the night in May 2010.

17. Careless Whisper
The couple traveled around the world together while promoting Cruise's movie Knight and Day. The flick, also starring Cameron Diaz, pretty much flopped, but the couple staved off rumors of their marriage being on the rocks with some adorably giggly moments on the red carpet. Here they are in Spain, sharing a tender moment in front of the cameras.

18. Height of the Matter
Apparently Tom Cruise is only two inches shorter than his 5-foot, 9-inch wife, but their pictures suggest a much even greater height difference. David Letterman tried to poke fun at the actress' shorter man when they first started dating, but she shut him down, simply stating he's "sexy." You can't really argue with that, right?

19. Jackie O
While Katie Holmes has managed to stay afloat in the acting world since her days as Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek, her movie career has never really taken of. It reached a high when she starred as Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins, but her later projects haven't been met with box office success. Even her TV miniseries The Kennedys was passed up by the History channel and two other networks before being aired by ReelzChannel.

20. Do You Like My Hat?
The couple wore their finest summer hats celebrating Father's Day 2011 with a boat trip. Holmes held Suri, who probably got tired of walking in heels after an afternoon yacht adventure.

21. Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The happy family spent the 2011 holidays frolicking about New York City. They celebrated Holmes' 33rd birthday in mid-December on a chilly night in the Big Apple. Suri wore her best gold heels and fur coat for the event.

22. Another Mission
Katie Holmes was on her husband's arm for his Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocal premiere in late December 2011. She looked gorgeous for the premiere, and made sure to match her dress with her husband's suit. We'll miss this stylish couple on the red couple.

23. Beginning of the End
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' last red carpet appearance as a couple was at the 2012 Academy Awards. Both stars looked stunning, of course. They hadn't been photographed together since the February event when they announced the end of their 5-year relationship in late June. Cruise's rep confirmed that his wife filed the paperwork, and reports indicate she's looking for sole custody of their daughter. Stay tuned.

Haha, Miley Cyrus Shows Off Fiancé, Engagement Ring on the Red Carpet

Well, the night was all about her soon-to-be husband, Liam Hemsworth. The actor won the Breakthrough honor at the Australians in Film Awards, the couple's first red carpet event since announcing their engagement a few weeks back.

During his acceptance speech, Hemsworth talked about Cyrus and their start as co-stars in The Last Song. Then, he fumbled and said they were married. “I was fortunate enough to get called back in to read with my now fiancée, who I recently got engaged to… and we read together and fell in love and now we're married," he said.

Hemsworth quickly caught himself, adding: "We're not married yet...but we will be." Hmm.

When directly asked about the wedding plans, Hemsworth told reporters: "It's all a secret right now."

Miley Cyrus said she was going for a "simple" look on the red carpet Wednesday night, but let's face it: her cleavage-baring black dress, stunning engagement ring, and sleek new 'do were anything but simple. So why did the 19-year-old reigning Queen of Short Shorts attempt to tone it down a notch?

Wow, Former 'American Idol' Contestant Casey Abrams Makes a Music Video for a Cause

Abrams, who released his eponymous debut album this week, now regards his very public hospitalization as a blessing in disguise. "I teamed up with the CCFA, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America to spread the word about it, and I did a little music video to kind of spread the word as well, because you know, people watch music videos, so why not make the subject matter about inflammatory bowel disease," Abrams explained via phone. "If you sign up for the fan club and watch the video, then a dollar is donated to the CCFA for research and education."

Abrams is planning to take his show on the road to support the album in the coming months, although he acknowledges that touring is rather tricky when you have ulcerative colitis. "There's so much unhealthy but great-tasting food out there. I'm a really picky eater and I like my candy bars, so you really have to watch out for that stuff. It's kind of a challenge."

Visit IBD Icons' official site to check out Casey's music video for "Chip on Your Shoulder," an original song he wrote in honor of IBD patients everywhere, and check out his new album via iTunes.

Musician Casey Abrams was practically forced to talk about his ulcerative colitis when he was hospitalized midway through the tenth season of American Idol, but he doesn't regret it. If anything, he's glad people are talking about his disease: "It's toilet stuff, so people tend not to talk about it. But it should be, even though there's a lot to do with poop in it."

Friday, June 29, 2012

Oh, Jordin Sparks Parties in Honor of Whitney Houston in New 'Celebrate' Music Video

The "Celebrate" music video plays out like a tribute to the late star, with Sparks playing hostess to a number of cheerful, good-looking friends (Sparkle co-stars, naturally) who seem thrilled to sit in front of a baby grand piano and sing along to the song. Later in the video, the guests boogie down in front of a big screen emblazoned with scenes from the film. It's clear this party is all about Whitney, even if she wasn't able to make it.

Whitney Houston is sadly absent from most of the music video for "Celebrate," one of the last songs she recorded before her untimely passing in February 2012. Though footage from Houston's last film, a remake of the '70s classic Sparkle, is interspersed throughout the video, it's clear there's someone missing from the lively house party Jordin Sparks hosts in the clip.

Let's listen Alicia Keys' New Song 'New Day'

IN a video message posted earlier this week, Keys explained, "It's like I'm a different person, a new person. Everything is new, from being married and having a baby, and what that's done for me in just giving me a real sense of stability, a real connection, grounding, reason, and purpose. So much of the music that you're going to hear is talking about what that feels like, what we're all going through, all of us."

Keys' renewed vision is reflected in both the lyrics and the beat of her new track "New Day," a rousing, drum-driven song about moving forward without limitations. It's certainly her catchiest solo work since "No One."

A lot has happened in the three years since Alicia Keys released her last full-length album, The Element of Freedom. The singer wed music producer Swizz Beatz and gave birth to their first child, Egypt, in 2010, which has given the singer-songwriter a fresh perspective on practically everything.

Yes, Kendall and Kylie Jenner Working on Science Fiction Book Set '200 Years in the Future'

"I think we will definitely get it done with how fast [the process] is going," Kylie told eonline. Inspired by the Twilight and Hunger Games books, Kylie and Kendall brainstormed ideas for a story with mom Kris Jenner. With the help of their manager, they got together with a writer named Maya Sloane, and as this very sentence is being read, perhaps Kylie, Kendall, and Maya are crafting the next epic YA property complete with a movie tie-in and merchandising through the highest-bidding fast food chain. Maybe that's being optimistic, but in our experience it's never wise to underestimate a Kardashian/Jenner.

"We want to do something so different, something that we really love," Kendall said.

The two sisters, who profess their love for both Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, said they're working on a book about, appropriately enough, two sisters. So what will this new futuristic story of sisterhood be called? Kendall & Kylie Take Venus? Keeping Up with the Marsdashians? We can't wait to find out!

Designer fragrances and modeling are great and all, but Kylie and Kendall Jenner are working on a new project that's way, way outside the usual Kardashian/Jenner box. The teen sisters have revealed they're working on a young adult sci-fi book that's set "200 years in the future," and it could hit shelves as early as next summer.

Hi, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are '100 Percent Dating'

When the extremely attractive celebs teamed back up for the film's promotional tour in 2011, that's when things reportedly changed. At that point, Depp and Vanessa Paradis, who have two kids and over a decade of history together, were on the rocks. "Seriously estranged," so they say. So that's when the actor's relationship with his gorgeous blond co-star got hot and heavy.

Now that Depp has officially announced the end of his relationship with the French model/singer, sources say he's "100 percent" dating Heard. He has yet to confirm this, however. A different unnamed insider says he has already showered the 26-year-old with lavish gifts, like a horse. The Dark Shadows actor enjoys riding and she didn't have a horse, so he had to fix that. Duh.

No word yet on when Heard ended her relationship with photographer Tasya Van Ree. The two first stepped out together in 2010, but had reportedly been dating since 2008. They were most recently seen together in L.A. in mid-May.

He just got out of a 14-year relationship, she (allegedly) just got out of a relationship with a woman. Now, word has it Mr. Johnny Depp is dating Amber Heard, his former co-star, and has even bought her a horse. Yee haw!

So what's the deal with these two? Well, the stars first met while filming Rum Diary back in 2009. Apparently they got along very well on the set, but things didn't turn romantic right away. No scandal here, folks.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Famous parents are dealing with twice the work and twice the fun as they raise twins(Party Two)

You might be surprised to see how many celebs are keeping busy raising twins! Here are some parents who are twice as proud.

10. Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller welcomed Bob and Max on March 14, 2009. The couple is no longer together, but their sons are still totally adorable.
Double the Fun

11. Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson
The ultimate tough guy and arguably the world's most popular porn star welcomed their twins on March 16, 2009. Born a few weeks early, the twins, Jesse Jameson Ortiz and Journey Jette Ortiz, weighed just over four pounds each. Now they're happy and healthy and have the cutest curly locks. Clearly they didn't get the hair from their dear old dad.

12. Kate Gosselin
While Jon and Kate Gosselin famously have eight children together, they started with two. Kate gave birth to twins Cara and Mady October 8, 2000. The next six were born in 2004.

13. Marcia Cross
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross  gave birth to fraternal twin daughters Eden and Savannah February 20, 2007, shortly before her 45th birthday. She and husband Tom Mahoney have also talked about adopting another baby in the future.

14. Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald gave birth to twins Adele Georgiana and Roman Stylianos on July 10, 2009. She was very pregnant while filming the show The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but it all worked out. Her pregnancy was written in as a plot point.

15. Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin's twin sons, Matteo and Valentino were born in August 2008, thanks to a surrogate mother. The singer still keeps in touch with her and said in an interview: "I would give my life to the woman who helped me bring my children into the world."

16. Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong's ex-wife, Kristin Richard, gave birth to the couple's twin daughters in 2001, three years after Lance's cancer was found to be in complete remission. The pregnancy was made possible thanks to sperm that Lance had banked before his battle with the disease.

17. Ray Romano
Ray Romano's kids had recurring roles on his sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and his on-screen twins were even named after his identical twin boys, Gregory and Matthew. That is, until he had the characters' names changed because it was too creepy.

Famous parents are dealing with twice the work and twice the fun as they raise twins(Party One)

Celebrities with Twins
These famous parents are dealing with twice the work and twice the fun as they raise twins!

1. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
It's going to be double the fun when True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer welcome their first children together in the fall. The couple is expecting twins! The babies will be Paquin's first, while Moyer has two children from a previous relationship.

2. Sam Trammell and Missy Yager
True Blood star Sam Trammell and girlfriend Missy Yager welcomed their bundles of joy, Winston and Gus, in July 2011. Now the proud dad is imparting his twin wisdom on his co-stars. "It's harder, having twins, but it's all we know," Trammell said. "So we're trying to impart some decent wisdom. I told them to hold on tight!"

3. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony are parents of fraternal twins Emme and Max. They were born February 22, 2008.

4. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthrew Broderick's twin daughters were born in June 2009 with the help of a surrogate mother. Marion and Tabitha love sundresses and trips to NYC parks.

5. Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett and husband Courtney Vance got married way back in 1997. In January 2006, Angela gave birth to son Slater Josiah and daughter Bronwyn Golden.

6. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts and husband Daniel Moder have had three kids together, starting with fraternal twins Hazel and Phinneas in 2004.

7. Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have their hands full raising six children (three of them adopted), but, luckily, they can afford plenty of help for their worldwide travels. The star gave birth to twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Léon in 2008.

8. Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell welcomed their twin girls in December 2008. The twins (both girls) are named Charlie, for Jerry's brother, and Dolly, after the famous country singer.

9. Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly Buffington welcomed their twins November 8, 2007, after they were delivered by a surrogate mother. They named their son Thomas Boone and their daughter Zoe Grace.

Lady Gaga Sings of Suicide in New Song 'Princess Die'

Leave the coffin open when I go
Leave my pearls and lipstick on so everybody knows
Pretty I'll be, the photograph I'll leave
Laying down on famous knives so everybody sees

Bleach out all the dark, I'll swallow each peroxide shot
Someone I know and love could save me from myself
Maybe I'll just clean the shit off of these fancy shoes
I'll be a Princess Die and die with you

I wish that I was strong
I wish that I was wrong
I wish that I could cope
But I took pills and left a note

I'm hungry from an anorexic heart
I've been trying to tell you how I feel but was never very smart
I'm wrapped in silks made for Egyptian queens
I'll do it in the swimming pool so everybody sees Bleach out all the dark, I'll swallow each peroxide shot
Volumes I know and love could save me from myself
Maybe I'll just clean the shit off of these fancy shoes
I'll be a Princess Die and die with you

Princess Die
I want to see her cry
Princess Die, Princess Die
We wanna watch her cry
Princess Die

I wish that I was strong
I wish that I was wrong
I wish that I could cope
But I took pills and left a note

I wish that I could go
In a rich boyfriend's limo
Right after he proposed
With a 16-carat stone wrapped in rose gold
With the paparazzi all swarming 'round in my Louis Vuitton white button-down
Oh it's not that deep
So bob your head for another dead blonde
Whose real prince is in heaven
She just wants to sleep

The final act of life will be in my own hands to do
I'll be a Princess Die and die with you
Applaud, approve.

Woah there, suicidal ideation. While the song is stronger than most of what's featured on Gaga's sophomore album Born This Way, its troubling lyrical content makes it hard not to worry that Gaga's working herself a little too hard.

What do you think of the new song?

Lady Gaga was careful to spell out the title of her newest song, "Princess Die," when she debuted it in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday evening. Seated at her motorcycle keyboard, the singer admitted she wasn't sure if the dark new tune would be featured on her upcoming album, but that she wanted to share it with the superfans who'd showed up at several of the Australian dates on her Born This Way Ball tour.

"This song is a little bit sad. And it's in no way reflective of the rest of the music on the album, but it's about some of the most deep and personal thoughts I've ever had," Gaga explained.

She then launched into a truly mournful tune about leaving a pretty corpse. Watch the video below, and read on for the "Princess Die" lyrics.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yes, Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky Revisit Kennedy's Camelot in New 'National Anthem' Music Video

Mandler explained to MTV, "Lana was really interested in exploring this loss of innocence, this idea tht what you think you're experiencing is maybe not what it's always going to be. [When] you say 'Kennedy,' that immediately evokes something, just like when I say 'Its a Romeo and Juliet story.' So I think using that power, that pedigree of the story is a really fascinating place to show the loss of something, the breakdown of something."

The video presents an all-American image of paradise, replete with gorgeous costuming, that starts and ends in a moment of terrible loss. Unfortunately, it's punctuated with Del Rey's jarring, cartoonish vocal delivery of ham-fisted lines like, "Money is the anthem of success, so put on mascara and your party dress."

It's always interesting when a music video is better-crafted than the song that inspired it. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip for Lana Del Rey's new single "National Anthem" definitely fits into this category, with Lana and rapper A$AP Rocky portraying Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy in romantic vintage hues.

See the First Photos of Angelina Jolie on the Set of Her 'Sleeping Beauty' Remake

Jolie joins the respected ranks of Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Julia Roberts (Mirror, Mirror), as Oscar-winning actresses who've taken a crack at playing evil fairy tale queens. Does Jolie have what it takes to pull off a fairy tale villainess? We'll have to wait a few years to find out, but check out the first pics, from Buckinghamshire, England, below.

Sleeping Beauty is the latest princess pic on its way to an updated big screen treatment in Maleficent, due out 2014. While the movie is still two years away, we're already seeing our first onset photos showing star Angelina Jolie fully costumed as the villainous title character.

The Jolie-as-Maleficent hype got rolling when the world was treated to its first look at Jolie in costume last week. In the photo (at right, courtesy Disney), Jolie is outfitted with Maleficent's trademark horns, prosthetic cheek bones, and multi-colored eyes. (There's no mistaking those red lips as Jolie's own though.)