Pregnant pop star Christina Aguilera celebrated the impending birth of her second child with a baby shower in Los Angeles on Saturday (12Jul14). The Beautiful hitmaker and her fiance Matt Rutler invited around 50 close friends and family members to mark the occasion at an adults-only party at her stylist's home.
Aguilera, who topped of her all white outfit with a floral headpiece, was presented with a cheeky cake decorated with icing made into the shape of a naked woman giving birth to a baby on a hardwood floor.
A message alongside the graphic image read, "Push Xtina, push".
The couple is expecting a baby girl together.
Aguilera is also mum to six-year-old son Max, from her first marriage to Jordan Bratman. They split in September, 2010, months before the singer met production assistant Rutler on the set of her 2010 film flop, Burlesque.
Actress Diane Kruger celebrated her 38th birthday on TV on Monday night (14Jul14) when she was presented with a cake during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Inglourious Basterds beauty blew out the single candle and dug into the sweet treat on air. She was also gifted with a DVD of her favourite U.S. sitcom, The Nanny, after confessing she's a big fan of its lead star, saying, "I'm obsessed with Fran Drescher. I'm serious. Honestly, if I met her, I might not be able to say hi. She's my biggest, next to (Miami Vice actor) Don Johnson, she's my biggest celebrity crush!"
Actress Kaley Cuoco shocked her tennis player husband Ryan Sweeting by organising a huge surprise party for his 27th birthday. The Big Bang Theory star threw a bash for the sportsman on Saturday night (12Jul14) ahead of his big day on Monday (14Jul14) and she posted a video online showing the moment the surprise was revealed.
In the clip, the couple is seen standing in front of black drapes which are suddenly pulled down to reveal Sweeting's friends and family standing behind. The tennis ace is visibly stunned, and drops to the floor.
Cuoco adds in a caption on Instagram.con, "Think we surprised him... Happy birthday baby doll."
She also shared pictures of a cake personalised with photographs of her husband, a midnight pool party after the main event and a snap of the pair kissing along with the message, "Happy birthday to my incredible husband... I can't wait to spend every single birthday with you... #lifeisweeting (sic)."
Actress Sofia Vergara celebrated her 42nd birthday on Thursday (10Jul14) with her new beau, Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello, by her side as they dined with her family and friends at top California restaurant Nobu Malibu. The new couple was snapped cuddling up to one another for a photo as the Modern Family beauty prepared to blow out the candles on her chocolate cake.
British socialite Tamara Ecclestone turned 30 in style by hiring Sean 'Diddy' Combs to perform at her birthday party in London. The rapper was the main entertainment during the bash at the British capital's ME Hotel on Monday night (07Jul14) to celebrate the beauty's milestone.
The daughter of Formula 1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone documented the bash in a series of posts on her Instagram.com page. The pictures show her cutting a huge pink and white, five-tiered cake, and dancing with Combs as he performed.
She added in a caption, "Great night for my big 3 0..."
British comedian Michael McIntyre also performed at the event. Ecclestone turned 30 on 28 June (14).
Celebrities including Eva Longoria, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Milian celebrated America's Independence Day on Friday (04Jul14) by posting snaps online of their beach and pool parties. Former Desperate Housewives star Longoria uploaded an image to Twitter.com while sunning herself on the sand, and Gellar shared a snap of herself playing in the ocean with her daughter, adding, "Hope everyone's holiday is as relaxing and as full of love as mine."
Singer Milian, who split from fiance Jas Prince in June (14), posted a picture of herself in a revealing cut-out bikini and wrote, "Have a great weekend! 4th of July was by far the best I've had in years."
Also attending socialite Paris Hilton's beach party in Malibu, California was actor Ryan Phillippe and Wiz Khalifa's wife Amber Rose.
Justin Bieber and Ashley Tisdale both relaxed on luxury yachts, while Taylor Swift had a pool party. She posted a video of her and TV star Jaime King diving into the water on inflatable animals. They later baked a cake and decorated it with the American flag.
Fireworks were a hot talking point on Twitter.com. TV stars including Lena Dunham and Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale uploaded pictures of themselves playing with sparklers, while Chloe Grace Moretz shared a video on Instagram.com of her setting off a rocket on the corner of a street.
However, Rebel Wilson suffered a minor injury during her celebrations, writing, "Only burnt 1 t*t with our illegal fireworks display."
Six previously unheard recordings by late British singer/songwriter Nick Drake are expected to fetch at least $425,000 (£250,000) at auction. Fellow folk star Beverley Martyn reveals the tapes are in "pristine" condition, despite being recorded 46 years ago. The tracks, including versions of Fruit Tree and Cello Song, were made months before the 1969 release of Drake's debut album Five Leaves Left.
She tells Independent.co.uk, "He was young, he sounds full of fun, he sounds light and his guitar playing is absolutely excellent. It really shows that he didn't need to have this whole layer cake of strings."
Martyn claims she decided to sell off the tapes due to her own failing health, adding, "Someone else should be able to enjoy it."
The memorabilia will go under the hammer at London auction house Ted Owen and Company on 31 July (14).
News of the auction emerges three months after Martyn shared another of Drake's unheard compositions, a duet between the pals, titled Restless Jane. It was included on her album The Turtle And The Phoenix.
Drake was just 26 when he committed suicide in 1974.
Happy Birthday, Khloé Kardashian! Another year means another chance to get a sweet, new boo who is not French Montana.
The youngest Kardashian sister celebrated her special day at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas. And while we do seriously wish she'd celebrated the big 3-0 with someone else, we're glad she looks like she had fun. And it needs to be said that that cake is on some next level stuff.
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Eva Longoria received a humanitarian award at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy on Tuesday (17Jun14). The Desperate Housewives actress was honoured for her work with the Eva Longoria Foundation, a charity she set up to help female Latin Americans reach their potential through education and training.
During her acceptance speech, Longoria paid tribute to the TV series which launched her to stardom, saying, "If it wasn't for Desperate Housewives, I wouldn't be able to have the reach that I have to talk to people in the world."
On Tuesday evening, Longoria hosted a dinner for her foundation and was presented with an enormous celebration cake. Bo Derek and Pamela Anderson were among the guests.
"Happy Birthday to my husband and best friend in the entire world! You have changed my life in more ways than you know! The way you look at life inspires me! I love you so much!!!" Kim Kardashian sends a birthday message to her new husband Kanye West, who turned 37 on Sunday (08Jun14). She also shared a photo of the rapper's birthday cake, which spelled out the name of his latest album, Yeezus.