Christian Bale and 4-year-old Jayden Barber. (Facebook)Christian Bale may have a reputation for his serious demeanor and short temper (as a certain on-set lighting technician knows oh-too-well), but the 38-year-old actor is also proving to be a kind and caring guy. In July, he visited victims wounded in the Colorado movie theater shooting (which took place during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," in which Bale stars), and just last week, he arranged to fly a 4-year-old Youngstown, Ohio boy suffering from leukemia to Disneyland. While the boy, named Jayden Barber, was probably thrilled enough to be able to make the trip to the happiest place on Earth, the diehard Batman fan got an extra surprise when Bale himself joined Jayden and his family for lunch.Read More »from Christian Bale becomes real-life superhero for boy with cancer
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- Lizbeth Scordo | Now: Your Daily Dose of Celebrity News – Mon, Sep 10, 2012 1:38 PM EDT
- Lizbeth Scordo | Now: Your Daily Dose of Celebrity News – Sun, Sep 9, 2012 6:01 PM EDT
Miley Cyrus (Twitter)Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus dealt yet again with one of the less-desirable aspects of fame … an unwanted (and potentially dangerous) person at her Los Angeles-area home. According to reports, early Saturday morning a man jumped the fence onto her property and knocked on her door, claiming he knew Cyrus, before repeatedly throwing himself against the exterior wall of the house. Someone at the home called 911 (Cyrus was out of town at the time) and the man was later caught hiding in the bushes at the pop star's property holding a pair of scissors. In footage obtained by TMZ, the suspect, who identified himself as Jason Luis Rivera, claimed he knew the 19-year-old. "I am a friend of Miley Cyrus. I am. She's my wife. Me and Miley have been friends for five years," he said during his arrest.Read More »from Man with scissors arrested at Miley Cyrus’ home claimed ‘She’s my wife’
- Lizbeth Scordo | A-Line: Celebrity Style – Fri, Sep 7, 2012 8:23 PM EDT
NinaAs fashion director of Marie Claire magazine, a judge on the fashion-focused reality show "Project Runway," and a mom of two, Nina Garcia is a busy woman. That's why, she explains to Architectural Digest, she wanted to make sure her New York City home was a place she could disconnect from the hustle and bustle. "In the rest of my life, I feel overstimulated," she tells the publication. "Here, I want things to be serene and unfussy, full of objects I love — but not too many of them."Read More »from ‘Project Runway’ judge Nina Garcia unplugs on the Upper East Side
Valentino opens up his French chateau to Architectural Digest.Fashion magnate Valentino Garvani has made a career out of design and style, so it's no surprise that's he's paid great attention to both of those aspects when it comes to his eight-bedroom home near Paris, which he recently opened up to Architectural Digest.
The 17th-century home, dubbed Château de Wideville, has quite the history: It was built by Louis XIII's finance minister and eventually served as a residence to one of Louis XIV's mistresses.Read More »from Valentino goes Asian in his French chateau
- Lizbeth Scordo | omg! from Yahoo! – Thu, Sep 6, 2012 3:11 PM EDT
Ivanka Trump on the cover of Elle Decor. (Elle Decor/Eric Piasecki)The name Trump is synonymous with big bucks and luxury real estate, so it's no surprise that Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, lives in some pretty swanky digs. The 30-year-old opened the 10-room New York City apartment that she shares with her publisher husband Jared Kushner and 14-month-old daughter Arabella Rose to Elle Decor.
While Trump, a self-admitted perfectionist, was meticulous about making sure every aspect of the apartment, which sits on the fabled Park Avenue, was absolutely flawless when she first moved in, giving birth to her daughter has changed her attitude a bit, especially since babies tend not to pay quite as much attention to keeping their residences in tip-top shape. "I had a baby and realized that everything that I'd done was going to hell very quickly. Yes, I'd gotten it perfect, but now let the slow, gradual erosion begin. Needless to say, I have mellowed," Trump explains.
[Related: Why Romney can't quit Trump (Video)]Decorator Kelly Behun designed the lacquer desk in the den. (Elle Decor/Eric Piasecki)
Trump, who works as executiveRead More »from Go inside Ivanka Trump's 10-room Park Avenue pad
- Lizbeth Scordo | A-Line: Celebrity Style – Wed, Sep 5, 2012 7:56 PM EDT
Kris Humphries on the cover of Page Six Magazine. (Peter Yang)When you're a pro basketball player who marries a much-maligned reality "star" famous for being famous in a heavily advertised, nationally televised wedding ceremony and then splits from said reality star a little over two months later, well, get ready for some backlash.
By now, you've probably realized we're talking about Kris Humphries, the NBA player who got his 15 minutes of fame and then some when he married Kim Kardashian last summer, was separated from the famous sister by Halloween, and was recently given the honor of the league's most disliked player. "Some people just make bad decisions and you just know it's not what's meant to be," Humphries says in the latest issue of Page Six Magazine. "The decisions that you make, you obviously make for a reason. Everything in life for me has just been moving forward."Read More »from Kris Humphries: ‘Some people just make bad decisions’
- Lizbeth Scordo | A-Line: Celebrity Style – Thu, Aug 30, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
Kelsey and Camille Grammer in happier times. (WireImage)Sure, their marriage has fallen apart, they've been embroiled in custody battles, and one of them has actually wed and had a baby with someone else, but the good news for Kelsey and Camille Grammer is that they're set to make a pretty penny if they can sell their mega Malibu estate. According to Zillow, the couple bought the luxurious pad for $4.5 million back in 1998, well before the market skyrocketed and then crashed in more recent years. The divorced duo recently listed the property for $17.5 million.
The 4.75-acre property includes a tennis court, pool, "Monet lily pond" (does that sound like something for rich people or what?), and a barn. The main house — which is listed on the MLS as totaling 6,645 square feet, though Camille, a "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member, has told TMZ it actually totals between 8,000 and 9,000 square feet — features a gourmet kitchen designed by Wolfgang Puck, a library, living room, great room, master suite with views of the Pacific, and a home theater with its own kitchen and bathroom.Read More »from Kelsey and Camille Grammer selling Malibu estate for $17.5 million
- Lizbeth Scordo | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Mon, Aug 27, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
Christina Aguilera shoots her new music video. (Splash News)It's unclear exactly what the plotline of Christina Aguilera's upcoming video for her tune "Your Body" is at this point, but here's a guess: A stripper is at home trying on rainbow-colored wigs when she gets a call to participate in a last-minute softball game. She quickly grabs her bat, throws on some neon-pink stiletto pumps and heads for the ball field, making sure to not to get distracted by the beer sale going on at a local liquor store on her way.
We'll find out what the actual scenario is when the video debuts, but in the meantime, just studying the photo of the 31-year-old pop singer in this outrageous getup is entertaining enough. And the longer you look, the more wild things you notice, like her multiple metal rings, her bright pink lipstick, that stark white manicure, lengthy false eyelashes, and, well, plenty of skin in a mesh-laden dress that looks like it's literally bursting at the seams.Read More »from Christina Aguilera dons wild getup for music video
- Lizbeth Scordo | omg! from Yahoo! – Mon, Aug 27, 2012 1:02 PM EDT
If anything makes you realize that life is too short to go for what you want, it’s a health scare. And that’s exactly what happened to Rosie O’Donnell and fiancée Michelle Rounds after Rounds was diagnosed with rare desmoids tumors, which can be life threatening. Though the couple had planned an August wedding, the two quietly married shortly before Rounds underwent her first round of surgery back in June. The couple had kept the fact they were legally wed a secret from public until Monday, when O’Donnell, 50, shared the news on her blog, writing:
“we married in private before her surgery just the 2 of us when we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish thankful for the love and support so many have given us during these trying times”
O’Donnell has also recently dealt with some medical troubles of her own, revealing earlier this month that she suffered a heart attack andRead More »from Rosie O'Donnell reveals she's been married for two months
Tom Cruise hit the London club where his son was DJing on Thursday. (Splash News)Connor Cruise's next stop is a gig in Zurich. (Splash News)
Yes, Tom Cruise was spotted at trendy London nightclub Chinawhite Thursday night. But it's not because the newly divorced "Mission Impossible" star is suddenly looking to party and meet new ladies. Actually, he hit up the hot spot because he's a good dad!
Cruise's only son, Connor, an up-and-coming DJ, was tapped to spin some tunes at the club, so Papa Tom showed up to watch … and listen. The 17-year-old (who Cruise adopted with second wife Nicole Kidman) has been getting plenty of DJ experience in the States, working gigs last month at a Comic-Con party in San Diego and a fashion event in New York, but this was his first time working across the pond.Read More »from Tom Cruise supports son Connor at London DJ gig