Posts by Raechal Leone Shewfelt
- omg!18 hrs ago
Erykah Badu's done something that's not at all controversial. The outspoken singer, known almost as much for her activism as for her music, appears in new adds for Givenchy's spring collection. Badu, 42, explained to her hometown newspaper, the Dallas Morning News, just why she agreed to work with the brand and its creative director Riccardo Tisci. "Riccardo's a fan of my style," Badu said of the man who memorably dressed Kim Kardashian in a much-maligned floral frock for the Met Gala back in April. "He told me he really wanted to work with me because he had a special campaign he designed for me. He sent me some of the photos, and I was super-honored; I didn't take it for granted. Fashion is my thing, and I am a big fan of Riccardo's — not just because of his amazing eye, but because of his spirit, what he wanted. He wants to give models of color an opportunity, and he chose me as the face for that campaign because he told me I fit what he wanted to represent" In fact, the new collection is filled with Asian and African influences, with Erykah sporting tribal graphics and patterns. Her tresses, which were once regularly concealed with a head wrap, are completely pulled back in one shot and flowing in another. What do you think of her look?
- omg!23 hrs ago
Then: Nick Cannon and Amanda Bynes were part of a cast of teens and, in Amanda's case, pre-teens on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy "All That" in the late '90s. "#TBT This is why I could never be a tough guy rapper!" Cannon captioned an Instagram photo of the pair, then about ages 18 and 12, respectively, alongside co-star and current "Saturday Night Live" performer Kenan Thompson. "Lol #NickFamily @AmandaBynes happy you are doing better."
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- omg!1 day ago
One of Hollywood's hottest couples has called it quits: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are no more.
The "Best Man Holiday" actor's rep confirmed the surprising news in a brief statement to omg!:
"Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time. Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time."
Menzel, a Tony Award-winning singer-actress who appeared on "Glee" and whose pipes are currently on display as Elsa in Disney's "Frozen," and Diggs wed in January 2003 after meeting as co-stars in the original production of the Broadway musical "Rent" in 1996.
Their son, Walker, is 4.
- omg!1 day ago
Though Ashton Kutcher once vowed to keep his relationship with Mila Kunis as quiet as possible, he can't hide his love any longer.
- omg!2 days ago
Perhaps Tila Tequila believes the old saying that "any publicity is good publicity." On Tuesday, the 32-year-old former reality star — remember her MTV show "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila"? — became a trending topic on Twitter after a succession of weird blog posts appeared on her official website. She ranted about sympathizing with Adolf Hitler and posted a photo of herself wearing a Swastika arm band on her blog. That came just days after she'd posted about actor Paul Walker's death by car crash being a "ritualistic murder" and about 9/11 conspiracies. Since Tequila's show ended in 2008, she's had some really bad times — and press. In 2009, she accused her then-boyfriend, San Diego Chargers lineman Shawne Merriman, of choking her and throwing her down, which resulted in dueling lawsuits between the two that weren't settled until the following year. Officials declined to charge him. In 2010, her fiancée, heiress Casey Johnson, died suddenly at age 30, and last year, she went to rehab after an overdose on pills and a brain aneurysm. Of course, most folks on Twitter didn't respond to kindly to news that the pint-sized Tequila had resurfaced defending Hitler. Here are a few of their reactions:
- omg!2 days ago
One week after taking the vegan challenge, how exactly is Beyoncé doing? Well, her food is very clean, according to Instagram photos of her meals and the restaurants that she's visited, but her wardrobe is a completely different matter. The "Love On Top" singer, 32, caught some heat on Twitter when, just two days after embarking on what Jay Z described as a 22-day "spiritual and physical cleanse," she stopped by an animal product-free restaurant, Native Foods, in L.A. wearing a camouflage jacket with what appeared to be fur around the collar. Now, Bey's shared snaps of herself wearing a giraffe hood and hooves. Was it a fashion statement? Just a way to make Blue Ivy laugh? (Although that doesn't explain her grabbing her breasts!) Or was it her way of responding to all the haters? More logically, it could simply be a photo shoot or just a way to express how badly she wants to eat meat and dairy.
- omg!3 days ago
Selena Gomez is not that kind of girl!
The 21-year-old singer recently explained that although she sometimes wears racy ensembles onstage, she's in a certain category of females who receive a lot of invitations to family dinners. In an interview for the December/January issue of Teen Vogue, the "Come and Get It" singer opened up about her image as a twentysomething, just beyond her teen years and her days on Disney.
- omg!7 days ago
Rocco Ritchie inherited more than just looks from Madonna.
The 13-year-old son of the singer and British director Guy Ritchie also shares some of the irreverent pop star's personality traits. As he's grown into a teen, the younger half-brother of Lourdes, 16, and the older brother of 8-year-olds David and Mercy, is acting more and more like his mum.
Let's count the ways:
1. He's got moves! Rocco has danced and played DJ at several of his mom's appearances in the last couple of years and, well, he's a little too good for Madge's tastes. "He's disconcertingly comfortably on stage," she revealed last year at the premiere of the documentary on her 2012 MDNA tour, where he was shown busting a move during the film. And while a lot of kids his age wouldn't be willing to dance with their parents anywhere — let alone in public! — Rocco still loves rocking out with his supercool mom.
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at omg!8 days ago
Then: Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his toddler daughter Kelly shared a close-up in an undated photo that must have been taken in the mid-'80s. Kelly, now 29, posted it to Instagram in honor of his 65th birthday on Dec. 3. "Today is my Dadda's birthday!" she wrote in the accompanying caption. "Happy birthday Dad I am so proud to be your daughter! I love you sooooo much!!!!!"
Now: Dad, who's still cranking out hit albums, and daughter, now a "Fashion Police" panelist with plans to wed Matthew Mosshart next summer (and lavender locks!), remain close as ever. She explained to omg! earlier this year that she even shares a lot of her father's personality traits. "I got a lot of his sense of humor, a lot of his naughtiness, and his mischievousness, but also, I got his heart, which is really — he's a great big softie underneath it all."
- omg!15 days ago
Bethenny Frankel knows all about good tastes.
The reality star turned talk show host has become somewhat of a lifestyle guru with her ever expanding line of low-calorie Skinnygirl Cocktails. So when the 43-year-old recently served up some of the new wine varietals the brand is offering at an event to benefit Dress for Success in New York City, we had to ask for her suggestion about what to imbibe over the holiday season.
"Sparkling cocktails are hotter than ever right now, so I think the new, limited time Skinnygirl Prosecco would be perfect for Thanksgivingukkah or really any celebration for that matter," Frankel noted, referencing the fact that Thanksgiving falls on the first day of Hanukkah this year. "It comes in a gorgeous bottle, so it's perfect to give as a hostess gift or to pop open at your own party."