Reality TV star-turned-fashion designer and author Lauren Conrad has wed her lawyer boyfriend William Tell in Santa Ynez, California.
The couple exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony on Saturday (13Sep14), surrounded by family and close friends. Conrad's nine bridesmaids, including Laguna Beach and The Hills co-star Lo Bosworth, wore dresses from the bride's Paper Crown line.
A statement from the newlyweds reads: "What a perfect way to start our lives together; surrounded by the people we love most."
Conrad and Tell have been dating since February, 2012.
Lady Gaga has credited her Cheek To Cheek album collaborator Tony Bennett with saving her career, because she was close to calling it quits as she recovered from a hip injury last year (13) when he recruited her for the duets album.
The pop star reveals she was too sad to perform following a series of personal and professional setbacks and it took Bennett's magic touch to reinvigorate her.
She tells Parade magazine, "Six months ago I didn't even want to sing anymore... I tell Tony every day that he saved my life. "I'm not going to say any names, but people get irrational when it comes to money - with how they treat you, with what they expect from you. But, if you help an artist, it doesn't give you the right, once the artist is big, to take advantage of them... "I was so sad. I couldn't sleep. I felt dead. And then I spent a lot of time with Tony. He wanted nothing but my friendship and my voice."
Gaga also admits Bennett has made her think twice about settling down and starting a family with boyfriend Taylor Kinney, adding, "I thought I did (want kids)... I was feeling kind of finished with all of the chaos of my life... But then I started to spend a lot more time with Tony, and everything just became simpler, more pure, and more perfect. "Now I'm going to take a lot more time before I have kids and settle down. I just want to sing."
British model Liberty Ross has "no problem" with Kristen Stewart after the actress' tryst with her husband Rupert Sanders led to the breakdown of the marriage. Ross' divorce from the director was finalised this summer (14) two years after he was snapped smooching his Snow White and the Huntsman star Stewart.
The catwalk star, who has two children with the moviemaker, has now insisted she is not angry with the young actress or her former husband over the kissing snaps.
She tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "God, no. Ugh. People need to learn to forgive. I have no problem with anyone involved. I'm completely compassionate, I really am. No life is perfect, we all have our problems and issues... Rupert and I were together since we were very, very young. I was 18 - essentially, I married my first boyfriend. I always used to say we were more like brother and sister anyway. We'd been together for so long, we weren't really evolving together as a couple so much...
"I think we can grow from all experiences, even the most tragic, s**tty ones where you think you're going to die..."
Ross also reveals she was shocked by the public reaction to her personal crisis and hid herself away from a month to escape the spotlight.
She adds, "Unfortunately, we live in a world where everything is so overexposed that it's actually terrifying. I was horrified at how relentless and extraordinary going through something like that was."
Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough is engaged to marry movie stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen. The groom-to-be shared the news with fans via his Facebook.com page on Thursday (14Aug14), when he uploaded a photo of the couple, with actress Keough showing off her ring.
In the accompanying caption, he wrote, "So that happened".
Keough met her beau while working on Mad Max: Fury Road in 2012, and a source tells UsMagazine.com, "They're very serious. They're perfect for each other. Great people."
The 25 year old daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband Danny Keough was previously engaged to wed her Magic Mike co-star Alex Pettyfer in early 2012.
Recent reports suggested she was back in the arms of ex-boyfriend Ryan Cabrera after her split from the actor.
Movie star Anna Kendrick is "confused" by reports suggesting she is dating Game Of Thrones actor Alfie Allen. The Pitch Perfect star had reportedly been spotted enjoying a recent low-key date in Las Vegas with Allen, the younger brother of British singer Lily, sparking speculation about a new star romance. But Kendrick has brushed off the rumours.
Addressing a Gawker.com article about an alleged liaison on Twitter.com on Wednesday (13Aug14), she wrote, "@Gawker Ahh, this has been hilarious and all but, nope. My apologies to Mr. Allen, who must be equally confused."
Kendrick has been single since splitting from her boyfriend of four years, director Edgar Wright, in early 2013.
Allen, who portrays Theon Greyjoy on the hit fantasy series, ended his on/off relationship with actress Jaime Winstone last month (Jul14).
Tina Turner has completed her reinvention as a Swiss miss by fronting a commercial for the country's telecommunications company. The American-born singer has been living in the European country since her retirement in 2009, and last year (13) she married her longterm boyfriend Erwin Bach in Switzerland, becoming an official citizen.
The soul star expresses how much she loves her new home in a promo for a cell phone app by Swisscom, telling viewers, "I grew up in a little village in Tennessee, but I never felt like I really belonged there. Although I didn't even know Switzerland existed back then, I always acted pretty Swiss...
"Somehow feeling Swiss became my state of mind, some of my friends needed time to get used to it. Switzerland didn't just enforce my private life, it also inspired my music... As time went by, I learned more and more about Switzerland. Like that security and discretion are people's top priorities, just like they are for me. And when I finally moved to Switzerland, it felt like home right away. It's just perfect. People respect each other's privacy, take care of each other and everyone likes to keep in touch. That's why I love being Swiss."
Actress Anna Kendrick has sparked rumours of a new romance with Game Of Thrones star Alfie Allen after they were spotted on a date in Las Vegas.
The pair reportedly requested "a dark table" at Sin City's SushiSamba hotspot this week (begs04Aug14), when Kendrick and Allen were seen enjoying drinks together, according to the New York Post.
The Pitch Perfect beauty has been single since splitting from her boyfriend of four years, director Edgar Wright, in early 2013. Allen, the younger brother of British pop star Lily Allen, ended his on/off relationship with actress Jaime Winstone last month (Jul14). He is best known for portraying Theon Greyjoy on the hit fantasy series.
Sure, Guardians of the Galaxy gave us an exciting, fun space adventure and a surprisingly moving relationship between a raccoon and a tree. But according to the Internet, the real gift is that of Chris Pratt: Movie Star.
He's everywhere right now — interviews, talk shows, movie theaters, television screens, .gif sets on Tumblr — all punctuated by the giddy exclamations of a nation head over heels in love. And why shouldn't America revel in the glory that is Pratt? He's goofy, charming, lovable, and humble, the funny guy next door wrapped up in an action-star package. But though this is the biggest wave of Chris Pratt adoration that we've experienced, it's hardly the first time that people have fallen in love with him. You might not realize it, but he's been breaking hearts for years now, thanks to his transition from teen crush to goofy best friend to supporting character to leading man. But is Chris Pratt as Star-Lord really better than all of these Chris Pratts, or did we miss the best Chris Pratt when we weren't paying attention? Let's take a look:
Doe-Eyed High School Boyfriend Chris Pratt (a la Everwood)The WB
This is the original iteration of Chris Pratt, and everyone knows the sequels are never as good as the original. That’s the face of a guy who is bound to grow into a movie star, but right now is going to make your teenage heart melt as the jerk-turned-dream-boyfriend. Have you seen his scenes with Hannah? When you were in high school, all you wanted was for someone to love you like that. All you still want is someone to love you like that. And look at that floppy hair – do any other Chris Pratt’s have that ridiculous hair? No they don’t. That’s why this is the best.
Everyone's Chubby Best Friend Chris Pratt (a la Parks and Recreation)NBC
We’re glad that people are finally waking up to Chris Pratt, but frankly, we feel a bit bad for them. See, they missed the best Chris Pratt of all: chubby, accident-prone, lovable doofus Chris Pratt. You want charm? He’s got it. A brilliant sense of humor? Check. Dashing good looks? Always there. A relationship with both his on and off-screen wives that will make you swoon? Still here. On top of all that, chubby Chris Pratt is the kind of guy who will happily sit on the couch with you to binge-watch Netflix, buy you Chipotle whenever you’re craving it and he won’t care at all about what you look like, because he loves you no matter what.
So Badass It's Scary Chris Pratt (a la Zero Dark Thirty)Columbia Pictures
Sure, Chris Pratt elitists can complain that earlier versions are superior, but the truth remains that ripped Chris Pratt is the best one of all. All of those amazing traits that the other Chris Pratt’s have – the humor, the humble perspective, the charm – are still here, but now they’re covered in the most incredible abs you’ve ever seen. Now he’s a serious actor. No more running into ambulances, he’s got serious business to take care of, and when he’s done, he’ll swoop you up into his toned, dramatic actor arms and carry you off into a terrorist-free sunset.
Space Cowboy Chris Pratt (a la Guardians of the Galaxy)Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel
There’s a reason everyone hopped on the Chris Pratt bandwagon after seeing him as Star-Lord: this is the best version of Chris Pratt. He’s cocky, he’s tough, he’s suave, he’s clever and he’s got a heart of gold and the coolest friends in the galaxy. He’s the best kind of action hero, the kind that has a wisecrack for every occasion and the sweet, sweet dance moves that are required in tense situations. Star-Lord is Han Solo for a new generation, the kind of character everyone wants to be and everyone wants to be with. It’s everything you love about the other Chris Pratts, plus a super cool fighter plane.
Moustachioed Chris Pratt in High-Waisted Pants (a la Her)Warner Bros. Pictures via Everett Collection
Sure, he only has a few minutes of screen-time, but those few minutes show off the best Chris Pratt we’ve seen yet. He’s sensitive enough to enjoy a well-written love letter, kind-hearted enough to accept his friend’s non-traditional relationship, funny enough to break the tension, attractive enough to pull off that mustache-and-pants combination and – best of all – emotionally stable enough to be in a relationship with an actual human being. Imagine the weekends in Catalina with him. Would any of those other Chris Pratts take you on a romantic trip to Catalina?
Chris Pratt: French Braider, Heart Breaker YouTube/Entertainment Tonight
Just when you thought Chris Pratt couldn’t get any better he goes and braids an intern’s hair. Not just any braid – a French braid. Most women we know can’t manage a decent French braid... and there Chris Pratt is, effortlessly plaiting her hair into an artfully-messy style that people would pay good money for in a salon. He does it all without breaking his concentration, answering questions just as easily as he would if he weren’t breaking the hearts of everyone watching. And then, just when it seems like you’ll finally be okay, he chastises the interviewer for attempting to tie it off with a rubber band, because this Chris Pratt is the best Chris Pratt.
Chris Pratt, Family Man WENN/Brian To
Chris Pratt is at his best when he’s with or talking about his family, by far. All of his insanity and goofiness fades away to showcase all of the affection he has for them, and there is nothing in this world better than a hot man who loves his family. Have you seen the way he looks at Anna Faris? That’s the dream right there. How about the way he talks about his son, Jack? It’s heartwarming and charming and adorable, while still allowing him the opportunity to make poop jokes. It’s the perfect combination of everything that makes Chris Pratt wonderful, with an extra helping of smiley, adorable baby and beautiful, talented wife. This, right here, is the dream.
Cast your vote for the best Chris Pratt of all below!
Country singer Whitney Duncan has tied the knot with boyfriend Keith Tollefson. The Skinny Dippin' singer and her beau were married in Humboldt, Tennessee recently, and Duncan took to her Facebook.com account on Tuesday (29Jul14) to share the exciting news with her followers.
Posting a photo of the happy moment she and Tollefson exchanged vows on the patio of a classic antebellum mansion, she wrote, "Keith and I are hitched! Southern wedding at Twin Oaks in TN (Tennessee) could not have been more perfect!"
The couple first met while competing on U.S. reality series Survivor: South Pacific in 2011, when Duncan was married to another country crooner, Donny Fallgatter.
Duncan finalised her divorce in late 2011, and Tollefson proposed to her on Valentine's Day last year (14Feb13).
Actress Jennette Mccurdy has broken her silence following the cancellation of her hit kids TV show Sam & Cat, revealing she has now left the Nickelodeon network altogether and hopes to move on with her life. The hit iCarly and Victorious spin-off, which also featured singer Ariana Grande, was axed earlier this month (Jul14) following a stand-off between McCurdy and producers, which led to her refusing to attend this year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards to pick up the Best TV Comedy prize.
Grande has already posted a lengthy statement about the show's demise on Facebook, and now McCurdy has spoken out as part of a Reddit.com fan chat on Thursday (24Jul14).
It appears she was unhappy with her role model status that landed her in trouble with TV bosses when images of her in just her underwear appeared online earlier this year (14).
She wrote, "I am not a role model. I don't claim to be, I don't try to be, and I don't want to be. This world is one seemingly most keen on judgment and negativity, despite all the hearts and smiley emoticons. To remove myself from the role model battle, the falsified standard set by the bubblegum industry, is - in my eyes - to remove myself from the counterintuitive battle of attempting to be something perfect while being glaringly aware of my imperfections."
And she clearly isn't making any apologies for the saucy images she claims an ex-boyfriend posted online, which landed her in hot water with Sam & Cat bosses.
She added, "I am proud of the way I live my life. I am proud of my choices. I am proud that no one can call me fake or say I don't stand up for myself. I am proud that my friends and family would say that I'm a good person. Calling a celebrity a role model is like calling a stranger a role model.
"The knowledge you have of a celebrity is no more than a caricature drawn by media tastemakers specializing in selling you an image you’re dying to buy. It’s good to have heroes, but you have to look for them in the right places. They say don’t look for true love in a bar, well I say, don’t look for role models on screens...
"Sure, I still love my teddy bears. I still love a heart emoji (the white heart in the pink box is my favorite) and I still have a soft spot for American Girl dolls. I still love a cute dress, a good pop song, and a vanilla-scented candle. But these things don't define me or determine that I am any kind of a role model. What defines a person as a role model is the way they live their life. And no offense, but none of you know how I live my life."