Ted Allen shares holiday tips with omg!. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images)Ted Allen may be a cookbook author, wine expert, and Food Network staple, who spends his days surrounded by professional chefs thanks to his hosting gig on the cooking competition series “Chopped,” but that doesn’t mean he can’t relate to those of us who might need a little extra help in the kitchen this holiday season. With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching, the 47-year-old culinary expert shares some last-minute advice with omg! on how to impress your guests, along with his own plans for the holidays.Read More »from Need Last-Minute Holiday Help? It’s Ted Allen to the Rescue!
Blog Posts by Lizbeth Scordo
- Lizbeth Scordo | 'Tis the Season – Fri, Dec 21, 2012 6:45 PM EST
- Lizbeth Scordo | A-Line: Celebrity Style – Thu, Dec 20, 2012 2:09 PM EST
The home's infinity pool. (Zillow.com)
Given the fact she titled her latest album Diamonds, it’s not surprising that pop star Rihanna likes the finer things in life. The 24-year-old took living in the lap of luxury a step further this week when she plunked down millions for a 7-bedroom, 9-bath mansion in the L.A. celeb-magnet enclave of Pacific Palisades.
Rihanna just purchased swanky new digs. (Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicclass)
According to Zillow , (though the news was first reported by X17) the home is newly constructed and includes everything the “Rude Boy” singer could want, including a sun deck overlooking the treetops, an outdoor firepit, infinity pool with spa, media room, and the latest in cutting edge technology: a smart-home system that allows homeowners to control air conditioning and heat, fireplaces, security, and the sound system remotely. Perfect for Rihanna’s jet-setting lifestyle!Read More »from Rihanna Buys 7-Bedroom Mansion in Pacific Palisades
Miley Cyrus and Floyd take a walk in Philadelphia. (INFDaily.com)Floyd is one of Cyrus' four beloved pups. (INFDaily.com)Read More »from Miley and Dog Floyd Take a Trip to Philadelphia
Miley Cyrus may be across the country from her Los Angeles home in chilly Philadelphia this week, but she got to bring a close family member along for the trip – her miniature Alaskan Husky, Floyd. On Tuesday, the 20-year-old bundled up in a ridiculously large black scarf as she and furry Floyd took a stroll through a park in the City of Brotherly Love, where Miley is currently shooting the flick “Paranoia.”
A waterfall pours into Mark Wahlberg's lagoon-like pool. (Zillow.com)
#5 Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hills Mansion
Size: 11,500 square feet, including seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms
Asking Price: $12.995 million
List date: July 18, 2012
Current Status: Still for sale
The Scoop: Wahlberg bought the home in 2001 for "only" $4.95 million and made some multi-million upgrades to the place, which now features a kitchen with commercial grade Viking-appliances and marble countertops, a media room with a fireplace, a two-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot guest house, and a resort-style pool area with cabanas and a waterfall. The estate includes a two-story gym complete with a regulation boxing ring and an outdoor basketball court that can also be used for tennis or racquetball. Though potential buyers should note that the deed to the house does not come with a guarantee you'll end up with Wahlberg's abs.Read More »from The Biggest Celeb Real Estate Listings of 2012
- Lizbeth Scordo | Celebrity Pet Project: Furry and Famous – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 7:30 PM EST
Jessica Biel's dog Tina takes an unusual snooze. (WhoSay)
As any dog parent will tell you, you never know what your canine companion is going to like. You can buy him expensive toys and all he'll play with is his old tennis ball, or take him to the dog park and watch him ignore all the other pooches and just sit at your feet.
Case in point: Jessica Biel recently found that, despite the fact her pit bull Tina has a very comfy place to sleep inside the house, he's been choosing a very uncomfy spot to snooze lately: in a tree planter.
This week, Biel snapped pics of Tina lying in the dirt, her body wrapped around the tree, and her head hanging over the edge of the wooden planter.Read More »from Jessica Biel’s Dog Falls Asleep in an Unusual Spot
- Lizbeth Scordo | omg! from Yahoo! – Thu, Dec 13, 2012 7:42 PM EST
When it comes to getting the scoop on kissing Michael Douglas, you might think the person to interview would be Douglas’ wife of 12 years, Catherine Zeta-Jones. But Playboy actually talked to someone else about locking lips with the 68-year-old actor: Matt Damon.
“Michael was a wonderful kisser,” Damon says in the magazine’s January issue. And the 42-year-old would know. In the upcoming HBO biopic “Behind the Candelabra” he stars as the much-younger boyfriend of the famously flamboyant piano player Liberace (played by Douglas).
And in addition to kissing men, Damon does something else he typically doesn’t do in the film. “Normally I’d say no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it … in ‘Behind the Candelabra’” he says.” I mean, it’s tastefully done … But this movie’s not going to be for everyone.”
Though pics of Damon on set – dressed in ‘70s garb and donning a retro hairstyle – made headlines earlier this year, he considersRead More »from Matt Damon: Michael Douglas ‘Was a Wonderful Kisser’
The ladies have better luck on the runway ... where they don't have to sing. (Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
How many Victoria's Secret models does it take to croon a Christmas carol correctly? More than seven, apparently.
Donning sheer red lingerie ensembles complete with Santa-style white trim (a holiday wardrobe staple for every woman!), a gaggle of svelte supermodels sing a bumbling version of the classic carol "Deck the Halls" in a new Victoria's Secret commercial that gives viewers an inside peek at a few bloopers not left on the cutting room floor.Read More »from Victoria’s Secret Models Mangle ‘Deck the Halls’
- Lizbeth Scordo | omg! from Yahoo! – Wed, Dec 12, 2012 2:36 PM EST
The potential eight months in prison would only come into play if the judge decides the “Liz and Dick” star violated her probation, which stems from a misdemeanor grand theft charge after she allegedly stole a necklace from a high-end jewelry store in Venice, California, last year. Her most recent legal entanglement, however,Read More »from Lindsay Lohan Gets Probation Revoked, Faces 8 Months in Jail
- Lizbeth Scordo | Balance: Healthy Hollywood Living – Tue, Dec 11, 2012 3:57 PM EST
Gwyneth Paltrow and her trainer on the cover of the January issue. (Brian Bowen Smith/Redbook)She may be tall, thin, beautiful, and, of course, a famous movie star, but Gwyneth Paltrow dealt with post-baby body issues just like many other women, she tells Redbook, after she gave birth to her second child, son Moses, back in 2006.
"With my daughter [Apple, born two years prior to Moses] it had been easier, but this time, no matter what I did, I felt stuck. I couldn't shift the weight," Paltrow says in the magazine's January issue in a joint interview with her trainer, Tracy Anderson. Anderson was the one whom Paltrow eventually turned to for help to get in shape for her first role in 2008's "Iron Man" … and for some brutal honesty. "I met Tracy and she was this force from the second I met her. She pulled my pants off. I'll never forget it. She was like, 'Oh, my God, wow, I just am so surprised, because you look so good in clothes. I wasn't expecting this.'"Read More »from Gwyneth Paltrow Recalls Trainer’s Reaction to Seeing Her Naked: ‘I Wasn’t Expecting This’
- Lizbeth Scordo | A-Line: Celebrity Style – Mon, Dec 10, 2012 7:37 PM EST
Lea Michele on the cover of the January issue. (Andreas Sjödin/Marie Claire)Lea Michele may be best associated with Rachel Berry, her overachieving high schooler (and now college freshman) character on the musical hit TV show "Glee," but the actress looks much more like the 26-year-old woman she actually is in a sexy new photo spread featured in the January issue of Marie Claire. The sultry pics include a shot of Michele in a bodysuit with a blazer draped over her shoulders and another in a midriff baring top paired with itsy-bitsy shorts .Read More »from Lea Michele on Diva Rumors: ‘You Can Think What You Want About Me’