Singer FERGIE and her husband Josh Duhamel were joined by celebrity friends including Adam Lambert, Kelly Osbourne and Julianne Hough as they celebrated the impending birth of their child on Sunday (28Jul13). The parents-to-be threw a lavish baby shower at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles with the Black Eyed Peas star taking to the mic at the start of the bash to announce, "It's my baby boy's first party!"
Family and friends, including Lance Bass, Gabriel Aubry and Matthew Mosshart, sipped on Fergie's own Ferguson wine and specially created cocktails named in honour of the pregnant star - The Hot Mamma - while tucking into a four-tiered cake.
The singer announced her baby news in February this year (13).
Singer/actress Selena Gomez reunited with her on/off boyfriend Justin Bieber on Saturday (27Jul13) as she continued her 21st birthday celebrations with a star-studded party in Los Angeles. The Come & Get It hitmaker reached the age milestone on 22 July (13), and she hosted a gypsy-themed bash at Malibu's Revolve Beach House this weekend, with friends Nina Dobrev and Derek and Julianne Hough among the celebrity guests.
However, there was one particular attendee who turned heads at the event as he arrived with a romantic gift for the birthday girl.
A source tells People.com, "Justin was casually dressed and carried a single rose."
Bieber's pal, Jaden Smith, was also among the partygoers and reports suggest Gomez left the venue with the Baby superstar at around 2am.
The young couple split in late 2012 after two years together, but sparked rumours of a reconciliation earlier this year (13).
Julianne Hough's 1920-themed birthday party in Los Angeles last Saturday (20Jul13) was attended by stars including Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Greene and Nina Dobrev. The dancer/actress turned 25 that day.
Actress Julianne Hough has reportedly moved on from her failed romance with U.S. TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest by embarking on a new relationship with director Ari Sandel. The Footloose star was spotted getting up close and personal with a mystery man in a Los Angeles restaurant last week (ends19Jul13) and now TMZ.com has revealed her new beau is Academy Award winner Sandel.
The filmmaker, who won an Oscar in 2006 for his short film West Bank Story, was snapped leaving Hough's Hollywood home early on Saturday (20Jul13), when the blonde beauty turned 25, and heading into a flower store. A birthday bouquet of red roses were delivered to the star's pad shortly afterwards.
Hough parted ways with Seacrest, her boyfriend of two years, in March (13).
Singer/actress Selena Gomez celebrated her 21st birthday in Los Angeles this weekend (20-21Jul13) by partying with pals Julianne Hough, Lily Collins and Ashley Benson. The Come & Get It hitmaker spent her Saturday night (20Jul13) at a star-studded 1920s-themed party hosted by fellow birthday girl Julianne Hough, who turned 25 at the weekend, before heading to Hollywood hotspot the Roosevelt Hotel with Collins.
She enjoyed her own small gathering on Sunday (21Jul13), the eve of her birthday, when she was joined by more than a dozen friends, who all donned party hats and treated her to tacos from American fast food restaurant Jack in the Box.
Gomez shared a photo of the festivities on Instagram.com, alongside the message, "Guess what... I'm 21. UM, turnupNOW... My cake was... Jack n the box (sic) tacos... Yes."
She also marked her big day on Monday (22Jul13) by posting a special message and video, featuring her song Birthday, on YouTube.com.
Directing fans to the promo, she wrote, "I wanted to celebrate my 21st Birthday with all of you, so we made this video for us all to celebrate to. Thank You for all the love and support you have shown and continue to show me. I love you all so much!!
"Thanks to all my amazing friends... Thanks to all my fans for being so amazing and making me want to make this video for you."
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift took to her Twitter.com page on Monday to send her best wishes to her pal, writing, "Happy 21st birthday to my friend, and the closest thing I've ever had to a sister, @selenagomez!"
Gomez's big day fell on the same day Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child, a son.
Actress Julianne Hough has been laid low with a neck injury she originally sustained while shooting Rock Of Ages with Tom Cruise. The 24-year-old star got hurt in 2011 during extensive dance training with Cruise for their movie musical, and he insisted on shutting down rehearsals so she could recover.
But the pain has once again flared up, and Hough admits she is in agony, tweeting, "Momma doesn't feel good today! Run down, scratchy throat... Tweaked my neck from an injury I got on rock of ages 2 years ago... Can't move!"
The Footloose beauty also posted a photo of her dogs, adding, "Babies are taking care of me! Love me unconditionally."
Hough previously praised Cruise for letting her rest after she injured herself: "Tom was really cool because I actually hurt myself. I've got that dancer mentality, like, 'I can keep going; I'm fine.' He's like, 'Julianne, this is what insurance is for. You've got a very long career ahead of you and a very long shoot ahead of you. Stop, and leave it to me.' I was like, 'Tom Cruise cares about me!' I had a Tom Cruise rescue."
"We were on the George Strait tour together... a couple of years ago and we may or may not have done tequila shots on George Strait's bus. It was the greatest moment of my life, probably." Actress/singer Julianne Hough is a big fan of party-loving Blake Shelton.
Country star Kellie Pickler waltzed her way to victory and was crowned winner of U.S. TV competition Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday (21May13). The singer saw off competition from Disney actress Zendaya, American football player Jacoby Jones and former Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman to take home the mirrorball trophy with her professional partner Derek Hough.
During the two-hour show, Pickler won over the judges and audiences by performing a barefoot freestyle dance, as well as an upbeat jive routine to Rockin' Robin.
After she was declared the winner, Pickler exclaimed, "This is amazing! Oh my God!"
She later took to her Twitter.com page to thank fans for their support, writing, "I'll never ever forget this night! Love y'all so much! Thanks so much for voting!"
The finale of the 16th season also featured musical performances by former Dancing With The Stars contestant Wynonna Judd and South Korean sensation Psy.
With 17 books already written and another one — The Longest Ride — scheduled to be released in September, it would seem like romance novelist Nicholas Sparks wouldn't have much time to do anything other than write. But, he earned his first official producing credit in February when his book-turned-movie Safe Haven arrived on the big screen.
"It was a lot of fun," Sparks tells Hollywood.com. "I’ve always been involved in the development process and the selection of the screenwriter and the director and had my hand in casting and all that, so it was fun."
With Safe Haven, Sparks was quite proud of his leading actor Josh Duhamel's performance of his character Alex. "I thought he did an amazing job," he says. "It was tough character to play, and he really brought the character’s emotions to life with every scene that he was in. He really tried to bring a complexity to the character so he wouldn’t just be a boring suburban dad. He really tried to make this character come alive, and I thought he did an amazing job."
Julianne Hough did pretty decent as Katie too. "The key is to really let the professionals do their job," Sparks says. "I thought she did an extraordinary job as well."
Sparks has seen pretty astounding performances from actors in some of his past movies. "I think everyone would admit that there is a little bit of chemistry magic in The Notebook," he says. "It just really came to life on screen. And way back when, Rachel [McAdams] and Ryan [Gosling] were very new and hardly anybody knew who they were. I thought that they did a terrific job."
Yes, Sparks has worked with some pretty talented actors. In fact, he has even written roles in the past with a particular actor or actress in mind for a character. "I did it for The Last Song because I knew that if that was going to be a film, that Miley [Cyrus] was going to be in it," he says.
But more than writing about the characters, Sparks finds coming up with a new idea for an actual story the most challenging aspect of his writing. "It’s the creation or the conception of a new story," he says. "We all know what’s going to happen: You’re going to have a couple fall in love. We all know that’s part of what I do. It will be set in North Carolina. We understand that. But how do you write something so utterly different? How do you write something that if you had read back-to-back Safe Haven and The Notebook, you would not have thought the same author wrote them? Even though they had some certain familiarities, [it was] different structure, lengths, tone, point of view, character dilemmas [that set them apart]. Everything was different."
In Safe Haven, Sparks attempted to vary this work by including a plot twist involving a ghost. “I got a lot of people tweeting, ‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming,' ‘What a terrific ending,’ and ‘Caught me off-guard,’" he says. "Most people liked it.”
Sparks has made a great career as a best-selling romance novelist and as a successful screenwriter. So, like other great authors, one day, it might be interesting to see his own life turned into a big screen script. And if that does happen, Sparks would love to see Matt Damon cast as himself for the starring role. "He’s a terrific performer," Sparks says. "He’s about my age, and he’s about my height and everything." Sparks wants "someone high quality" and of course Damon is the perfect choice given that criteria.
Safe Haven is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD as of Tuesday. Plus, stay tuned for Sparks' upcoming book, The Longest Ride, which is scheduled to be released in September.
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Actress Julianne Hough was left deflated following the Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday (06May13) when her chauffeured limousine suffered a flat tyre. The Rock of Ages star donned a designer gown for New York's most fashionable event, also known as the Met Ball, which attracts a host of Hollywood stars and popular singers to the Big Apple.
Hough was being driven to an afterparty when the car she was travelling in hit a pothole in the road, leaving the tyre flat.
Her driver had to jump out and quickly change wheels before she could get on her way.
Taking a snap of the tyre and uploading it to Twitter.com, she explained, "Hit a pot hole (sic) on the way to the met ball after party... Haha changing a tire in NYC!!!"