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Anna Nicole Smith's estate denied late husband's fortuneThe estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband’s money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.
A federal judge in Orange County on Monday rejected the effort to obtain about $44 million from the estate of Texas billionaire J. Howard Marshall, whom Smith married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. The oil tycoon died the next year. His will left his $1.6 billion estate to his son and nothing to Smith.
Smith, under her real name, Vickie Lynn Marshall, challenged the will, claiming that her husband promised to leave her more than $300 million above the cash and gifts showered on her during their 14-month marriage. A Houston jury said Marshall was mentally fit and under no undue pressure when he wrote the will.
Over the course of nearly 20 years, the Texas bankruptcy court and local and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court, all rejected Smith’s various attempts to overturn Marshall’s will and trust and to obtain money from his estate.
The efforts continued even after Smith died of an accidental drug overdose in February 2007.
On Monday, US District Judge David O. Carter denied a request from Smith’s estate to sanction the estate of Marshall’s son, E. Pierce Marshall.
“Time spent litigating the relationship between Vickie Lynn and J. Howard has extended for nearly five times the length of their relationship and nearly twenty times the length of their marriage. It is neither reasonable nor practical to go forward,” the judge said in his ruling. He noted that it was the last surviving piece of decades of litigation.
“The American taxpayer has supported the burden of this litigation for many years, and it is time for this suit to no longer ‘drag its weary length before the Court,'” Carter concluded, quoting a Supreme Court decision in the case that itself quoted Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House.”
An email message for Howard K. Stern, the executor of Smith’s estate, was not immediately returned Tuesday.
G. Eric Brunstad Jr., attorney for the Marshall family, said in a statement that the family agreed with the judge that it was time to stop the litigation.
SightingsHeidi Klum and her kids eating at Serafina.
Gisele is the highest-paid model, earning $47M last yearGisele Bundchen is still queen of the catwalk.
The Brazilian stunner topped Forbes’ list of richest models, strutting her way to $47 million in earnings over the past 12 months, the magazine reported on Monday.
Bunchen’s 2013-14 take far exceeded those of her gorgeous rivals Doutzen Kroes ($8 million), Adriana Lima ($8 million), Kate Moss ($7?million) and Kate Upton ($7?million).
Bundchen also gets to spike the ball to celebrate, as she brought home a lot more bacon than pigskin-tossing hubby Tom Brady.
The star New England Patriot quarterback made $38.3 million in salary and endorsements, according to Forbes’ most recent list of richest athletes. Brady was No. 11 on that honor roll.
SightingsChristie Brinkley and Kelly Rutherford at the Children’s Justice Campaign benefit Saturday at the Hamptons home of Joan and George Hornig.
We Hear...That Carine Roitfeld, Kate Upton and Naomi Campbell will be honored at Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards Sept. 5.
SightingsHeidi Klum at Bleecker Street designer crafts spot the Market NYC with two of her children.
Lily Aldridge Strips Down for One Very Sexy Dinner Party(Video) Well that’s one way to sell clothes!
In a new Victoria’s Secret ad, the brand takes a cue from Johnnie Walker Blue and casts Angel Lily Aldridge in a mini-movie promoting the #LessIsMore campaign and a new collection of clothing.
In the clip, Aldridge hosts a fancy dinner party for friends, but in a bit of a clumsy streak, spills food and wine on herself again, and again … and again.
Luckily, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model — married to Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill and mom to daughter Dixie, 2 — just happens to have a closet in her kitchen (lucky!), and changes into several cute outfits over the course of her night (though her dinner guests definitely start to take notice). And when things get really messy toward the end, well … guess a bra and underwear will have to do.
Dinner sure looked good, though!
SightingsJohn Mayer, Ellen Pompeo, Naya Rivera, Nicole Richie and Alessandra Ambrosio at a Beau Joie after-party for Sir Paul McCartney following his show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Billy Joel Sings 'Uptown Girl' to Christie Brinkley at Madison Square Garden(Video) Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley may have divorced, but he's still her Piano Man.
The 60-year-old beauty had front-row seats at Joel's Madison Square Garden concert Thursday night, and Joel directed his camera crew to film her dancing for "Uptown Girl" (the 1983 video for which Brinkley famously starred in).
You can see Joel beckon his camera crew over mid-song on the YouTube video above, and the uploader eventually pans up to the screens above the stage showing Brinkley at the song's end.
Brinkley posted several shots from the concert on her Instagram: One selfie was captioned "he's still got it" and another showed her daughter Sailor filming Joel's performance from the front row. (instagram.com)
Joel was named a "franchise" by the Garden earlier this year: He'll play a monthly concert until demand dies down, or until the lights go out on Broadway, whichever comes first.
Kate Upton Reveals What Has "Prevented" Her From Posing NudeWhile it's common for high-fashion models to pose nude—including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen—Kate Upton, who is undoubtedly one of the hottest models of the moment, isn't sure if stripping down for the camera is the right move for her career.
Men of the world, we'll let you have a moment to shed a tear.
"For me those photos are art," the 22-year-old stunner, who has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Sports Illustrated, explained to Details.com of high-fashion nude pics. "Your body is art, your body is beautiful, and to be photographed in that way is amazing and it's received in a very positive way."
So then why does the blond bombshell have her own hesitations? Two words: social media.
"But with social media and the Internet and not so great blogs and the attention like that, I don't think that my pictures would be received in the way that I'd want them to be received," Justin Verlander's GF admitted. "That's why I've stayed away from them. I really appreciate those photos and I think those women are beautiful, but I think social media and the Internet has prevented me from putting myself out there like that."
(It's worth noting that the sexy stunner has posed topless for German Vogue—and even defied gravity in a bikini—although she has yet to bare all in the name of "art").
This isn't the first time The Other Woman star has been asked if she'd be willing to shed her clothes for a shoot. Upton previously opened up about the possibility of posing for Playboy while speaking with British GQ last month.
"I never like to say never because there are circumstances that I could do pretty much anything if it inspires me and if I think that it's cool at the time," she shared. "But right now, at this point in my career, I'm not doing Playboy."
During her chat with Details, the buxom beauty was also asked how she deals with the fact that the majority of the population refers to the stunner as a "blond bombshell"?
"It's where I've started and it's what I've accomplished, so I'm happy about it," she said. "But the more my career grows, I think that people will see that I have a lot more to offer and a lot more to give, but I want to do it right and that's why it's taking me time. I'm patient about it...I always had in my mind where I should be at a certain stage."
Guess we'll have to wait and see if nudity will ever be part of the equation.
Christie Brinkley to share secrets from her career in new memoirHamptons insiders are whispering Christie Brinkley is writing “a memoir” with dishy tales of her multiple marriages, modeling career and East End real estate dealings.
But rumors that Brinkley will spill such secrets are, perhaps unfortunately, only apocryphal.
Brinkley will instead, less sensationally, “share the secrets she’s learned throughout her 40-year career” in the book, her rep said, with “a holistic look at diet, fitness, vitality.”
Brinkley’s being very hands-on, we hear, and will “consult many experts and professionals in the fields of beauty, fashion and wellness to ensure her information is up-to-the-minute.”
Grand Central Life & Style is publishing, set tentatively for early 2016.
Jimmy Fallon peeks up Heidi Klum's dress in human wheel stunt: Watch(Video) "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon has quite the racket going on with these famous ladies -- get them to do the human hamster wheel trick with you and then look up their skirts. First Halle Berry, then Heidi Klum. One more and we might have to alert the authorities.
J/k, Fallon. It's all in good fun, though he did admit to peeking with Ms. Klum. But she must not have minded very much, because when their first attempt at a human wheel didn't work, she suggests trying another way that has them rolling around on the ground face to face. Woo woo.
"Project Runway" just kicked off its 13th season, airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. Klum can also be seen judging "America's Got Talent" Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Passengers Claim Kate Moss She Got "Very Drunk" at Airport, Boarded Plane Without a TicketIf you're looking for well-organized travel arrangements, Kate Moss may not be your girl.
The model was spotted at Bodrum Airport in southwest Turkey Monday night, trying her best to board an EasyJet flight to London's Gatwick Airport.
There was one minor problem however…she didn't seem to have a ticket.
In addition to that tiny detail, passengers aboard her earlier flight claimed that the 40-year-old appeared to be drunk.
Eyewitnesses took to Twitter to describe their run-in with Moss, with one even saying, "Just got off my flight with a very drunk Kate Moss."
A source at the airport told MailOnline that "The general consensus was that she didn't have a ticket but after chatting to the manager for some time, she was whisked off and ushered onto a flight."
They added, "It was pretty obvious that Kate had had a bit to drink as she was talking loudly and didn't seem worried about being seen."
The famous blonde was snapped by travelers walking around the terminal and approaching several counters in an effort to speak with someone about boarding a flight.
She was seen walking next to two female friends, one of whom was pushing a stroller full of luggage.
Despite the reports about Moss' behavior, she (unsurprisingly) managed to look downright chic in an all-black, boho-inspired outfit complete with gold-embellished ankle boots.
She also carried a bright blue tote bag on her arm as she chatted with flight attendants and fans that approached her during her time at Bodrum.
Luckily, Moss got home safe and sound within just a few short hours.
Kate Upton Makes a Plea for a New Puppy-Find Out What Boyfriend Justin Verlander Thinks of the Idea!(Photo) Perhaps if Kate Upton gave Justin Verlander puppy dog eyes in this photo, the baseball player might be persuaded to adopt a new furry friend. On Tuesday, the supermodel Instagrammed a picture of herself holding an adorable dog and tagged her boyfriend in the post, writing, "Pleaseeeee @justinverlander."
The Detroit Tigers' starting pitcher, 31, responded by Instagramming a picture of his reddish Heinz 57 mix. "@kateupton If anyone objects raise your hand!" he wrote. "#RileyObjects #jealous #RileyWins."
Verlander and his ex-girlfriend Emily Yuen adopted "the coolest dog ever" when they were in college.
"We went to the SPCA, and he kept licking our faces," he told Richmond Magazine in 2008. "We've been building a bond with this dog. He's been around since day one. He's experienced everything with me."
Upton, meanwhile, regularly posts pictures of her dog Boots via Twitter and Instagram. While the 22-year-old blond beauty may not end up getting a new dog, she's already got a Tiger of her very own!
Sunnery James and Doutzen Kroes Welcome Daughter Myllena MaeShe’s a model mama — of two!
Doutzen Kroes welcomed her second child with husband Sunnery James on Wednesday, July 30, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Daughter Myllena Mae was born at 10 a.m. in Holland.
“Both of our families are beyond thrilled to finally meet our beautiful and healthy little girl,” the parents tell PEOPLE. “She’s a true blessing!”
She added on Twitter Wednesday: “A miracle saw the light of day this morning. Welcome Myllena Mae. Mommy, Daddy and brother Phyllon are super proud!”
The Victoria’s Secret model, 29, and the Dutch deejay and producer are already parents to son Phyllon Joy, 3½.
In February, Kroes wasn’t shy about sharing the news of her pregnancy, daring to bare it all — including her baby belly! — in a black and white photo she posted to Instagram.
“This is not a #throwbackthursday this is now!” she wrote, later confirming she was expecting a girl.
Kate Upton: You're ugly if you don't have a curvy bodyKate Upton is giving modesty a try.
The buxom 22-year-old opts for a drastically different look in the September issue of Elle UK (available on newsstands and digital on Friday), posing in oversize pieces that hide her trademark curves.
“I’m from Florida, it’s all about being in bathing suits,” said Upton, who once dated “Dancing with the Stars” heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
She revealed that the Sunshine State subscribes to its own set of beauty standards. “You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body,” she explained. “And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, ‘Yessss!’ And then people say: ‘Oh, wow, you’re healthy.’ And you’re like, ‘Wait – what? I’ve been begging for this body my whole life!’”
Though her shape is envied, Upton confessed she can be self-conscious about her figure. “Everybody at some point in their life doesn’t like themselves,” she said. “It’s not like I look in the mirror and think, ‘I’m killing it. My eyes are killing it.’ No, a lot of times I’m puffy and bloated. I like myself in general, but there are days when you just don’t.”
But should modeling not work out, Upton has a backup plan. “I would be fine leaving all of this behind and living on a farm somewhere,” she confessed.
Doutzen Kroes: Why I Needed the Sex of My Baby Confirmed - TwiceDoutzen Kroes always dreamed of having a daughter.
So when her doctor told her she was pregnant with a baby girl, it took a little convincing on her part.
“I wanted a girl so badly — I had it confirmed by two doctors!” the model mama, who shows off her baby belly in an exclusive photo from her upcoming feature in the September issue of Glamour, tells the magazine.
Although the Victoria’s Secret model is used to showing off her shape, Kroes, 29, admits she had to get creative with her bump during a recent sexy shoot.
“I was four and a half months pregnant when shooting the Reveal Calvin Klein campaign, but we worked around it,” she says. “Charlie Hunnam, my costar, is the sweetest guy. He made me very comfortable on set — because, uh, I wasn’t wearing a lot!”
But don’t count on a quick bounce back — or an immediate return to the runway — after her baby arrives. “We’ll see how that goes,” Kroes, who is also mom to 3½-year-old son Phyllon Joy, shares.
“I don’t like to stress about [my body]. I look to my sister, a nutritionist, to help me lose the weight.”
And while she has yet to make her big debut, Kroes’s baby girl already has a bright future. “My agent’s already joking about signing her to the agency,” the mom-to-be says.
Behati Prinsloo: Adam Levine and I Definitely Plan to Have KidsBehati Prinsloo doesn’t like to look too far ahead, but one thing she is planning for is children with husband Adam Levine.
The Victoria’s Secret model, 25, who wed the Maroon 5 singer, 35, in Mexico earlier this month, told Net-a-Porter that she has a “definite” plan to have children. But apart from that, she likes to keep her future vague.
“I have no expectations,” she said. “Not in a bad way, but I’ve learned that you can’t plan ahead. I live day by day and see what happens.”
Prinsloo said she never even expected to break into modeling. “I was tall, skinny and awkward,” she recalled. “Growing up, I’d look at magazines and think, ‘These pretty girls are actually doctors, right?’ I didn’t even know about Kate Moss.”
But Prinsloo got her chance at 16 when a photographer approached her while she was visiting Cape Town and asked her if she’d like to model. She ended up staying in South Africa, living with six other models for three months.
“It was the best time,” she said. “I can’t believe my parents let me do it, because my dad is strict. But later he told me, ‘I let you go because it was a chance to see the world. We [couldn't] give you the opportunity to travel; you [had to] experience life outside.’”
SightingHilary Rhoda and her fiancé Sean Avery seeing Alabama Shakes at Terminal 5 for Mercedes-Benz’s kickoff of the band’s Evolution Tour.
Kate Upton Talks About Her ''Curvy'' Figure: "I've Been Begging for This Body My Whole Life!"Kate Upton is opening up about her signature curves!
In the latest issue of Elle U.K., the 22-year-old buxom blond beauty says she's always wanted a bodacious bod like the one she has today.
"When I first started modeling, I was a normal catalogue model," Upton tells the mag. "Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I'm from Florida, it's all about being in bathing suits. It's a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don't have a curvy body. And I didn't have one, and then I got one, and thought, ‘Yessss!'"
The hot model added, "And then people say, ‘Oh, wow, you're healthy.' And you're like, 'Wait, what? I've been begging for this body my whole life!'"
Well all that waiting paid off! Upton's ample cleavage and killer curves have landed her on the cover of countless magazines, including Vogue and Sports Illustrated!
Meanwhile, for the cover of Elle U.K., Upton looks gorgeous in a mod-inspired printed coat and black bodysuit that shows off her long legs.
Lily Aldridge Talks Post-Pregnancy Workout Routine, Her Beauty Essentials & More!New mom? Yep. World-renowned modeling career? You bet. Killer post-baby bod? Triple check.
Lily Aldridge is dishing all her secrets on how she got her pre-pregnancy body back in record time. After all, she did walk the Victoria's Secret fashion show four short months after giving birth. Wowza!
"After I gave birth, I started doing Ballet Beautiful with Mary Helen Bowers," Aldridge told Cricket's Circle. "She got me ready for the VS fashion show four months post-baby."
But even before giving birth, the Sports Illustrated model had a post-baby body goal in mind.
"I was pregnant at same time as Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio and they gave me such good advice for how to stay in shape," Aldridge dished. "I did a lot of prenatal yoga and got lots of massages. I relaxed and had the most beautiful pregnancy. I loved every second of it."
Aldridge, whose daughter, Dixie Pearl, just celebrated her second birthday, didn't skimp on her beauty routine while pregnant either.
"When I was pregnant, I didn't put anything on my body that wasn't all natural," she said. "I went a bit wild. I have a whole new respect for ingredients and products. I used a lot of Mama Mio and Kora. To prevent stretch marks, I used a lot of oils—I put as many on as I could, and it worked! Loved the one by Mother's Special Blend."
Obviously, whatever she's doing is working. Have your doubts? Just look at her!
It's official: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are marriedSorry ladies, it's official -- Adam Levine is off the market. "The Voice" coach and Maroon 5 frontman married his supermodel girlfriend Behati Prinsloo in front of 300 guests at Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturday, July 19.
Us Weekly reports the nuptials were truly a star studded affair as Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and models Erin Heatherton and Candice Swanepoel were among the attendees. Fellow "Voice" coach and friend, Blake Shelton, unfortunately couldn't make it to the ceremony due to his Chicago music tour commitments.
Prinsloo reportedly wore a beautiful Marchesa gown and several of her Victoria Secret model friends held bridesmaid positions. As previously reported, Levine's fellow Maroon 5 bandmates as well as Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks, were key parts of the ceremony.
In lieu of wedding gifts, the couple reportedly asked for charity donations from guests and will be honeymooning in South Africa.
Heidi Klum and boyfriend make out during racy circus showHeidi Klum and New York art dealer Vito Schnabel are still going strong.
The pair was spotted getting cozy while seeing the racy circus show “Queen of the Night” at the Diamond Horseshoe in the Paramount Hotel Thursday.
“They were making out during the show,” an eyewitness says.
The “Project Runway” host, 41, and Schnabel, 27, began dating at the beginning of the year.
She has just put her eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood on the market for $25?million.
SightingJennifer Lopez, Diane Keaton and Christie Brinkley shopping at Haute Hippie in East Hampton.
Gisele Bündchen's $386 Million Fortune-Breaking Down How the Supermodel Makes $128,000 a DayLook, it's not exactly a newsflash that Gisele Bündchen makes a ton of money. She's been one of the most in-demand models for decades.
But according to Forbes, Gisele is worth a staggering $386 million, and this past year has been the most lucrative in her super storied career. It's hard for us (and most, we assume) to wrap our minds around such a gigantic number.
And what's most impressive about Gisele is not just how much she's worth, but that she keeps earning more and more (and more!) each year.
Forbes estimates that over the past twelve months Gisele took home $47 million, or $128,000 a day.
So how exactly does Gisele bring in this insane amount of bacon? It's mostly thanks to scoring major advertising campaigns. This past year she's landed gigs with H&M, Chanel, Carolina Herrera and Louis Vuitton.
Not to mention that the Forbes $128,000 estimate doesn't even include her most recent high-paying jobs, like campaigns with Emilio Pucci and Balenciaga. The estimate also does not include her role as the new face of Chanel No. 5, which likely comes with a pretty major payday.
And even though Gisele has denied her Forbes estimates in the past, even if her reported fortune isn't exact down to the very last penny, it's clear that her earnings are outrageously impressive.
It's also clear that the key to bringing home the huge amount of dough that Gisele does is through landing high-profile ad campaigns. But, it's also about staying the same.
In a 2009 article in The Independent designer Stefano Gabbana said of Gisele, "Gisele hasn't changed over the years: she speaks a lot, she is funny and she is not scared of saying what she thinks."
Not to mention, we'd say that the 33 year-old mother has stayed the same in the face department, too. Throughout the years she's managed to remain pretty ageless. Which of course helps in keeping her face and name so recognizable and timeless.
So, really, our main takeaway from Forbes' estimates about Gisele's massive fortune is that if you are able to remain classic and timeless, the payoff can be huge. Like, $386 million huge.
Christie Brinkley pens touching tribute to Billy Joel's late motherChristie Brinkley, who was married to Billy Joel from 1985 to 1994, wrote a touching tribute to her late former mother-in-law, Rosalind Nyman Joel, on Tuesday.
Rosalind, the woman who inspired the song “Rosalinda’s Eyes” from Joel’s 1978 album “52nd Street,” died on Sunday. She was 92.
“At sad times we look for ways to find the good to lift our spirits, so I have only to imagine what Rosalinda’s Eyes have seen to find cause to celebrate a life well lived!” wrote Brinkley.
“Just in this year alone she saw her son, Billy Joel receive the Kennedy Center Honor, the highest cultural honor possible, from the President of the United States no less, and Rosalind greatly appreciated the Arts! She also saw her son get a regular gig at Madison Square Garden (where he already holds a record) and where Roz is welcomed on a first name basis! And her eyes sparkled with pride and joy as the former Gilbert and Sullivan chorus girl, watched her granddaughter Alexa perform at the famed Cafe Carlyle surrounded by a large group of her friends enjoying themselves.”
“I know as a mom myself that when you see your kids happy healthy and enjoying their passions you feel content and happy. Rosalinda’s Eyes will live on not only in the song inspired by her, but in Billy, and Alexa… and Nanny Roz herself would find that worth celebrating. @alexarayjoel #cherishedgrandmother #restinpeace.”
Joel shared the news of his mother’s death via his official website. On it he praised her for supporting “various charitable endeavors.”
Rosalind is survived by her two children, Billy and daughter Judy Molinari; her sister Bertha Miller; and her two granddaughters, Alexa Ray Joel and Rebecca Molinari Gehrkin.
Chrissy Teigen licks Doritos, puts them back in the bagDespite her model figure, Chrissy Teigen loves junk food.
“I lick the cheese off Doritos and put them back in the bag,” the 28-year-old said in a New York Times interview published Wednesday. “I will eat pretty much anything as long as it’s salty. Or sweet. Or spicy.”
Unsurprisingly, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover model’s love of food isn’t just limited to the convenience store snack aisle.
She’s a big proponent of both low and upscale dining, citing the Michelin Star-rated Sense, the Cantonese restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo, among her favorites.
Teigen has never shied away from broadcasting her love of food, filling her Twitter, Instagram and personal blog, So Delushious, with pictures of the meals she’s eating on a daily basis, making her a perfect fit for her new gig as a judge on MTV’s new cooking show, “Snack Off.”
But as much as the model, who married singer John Legend last fall, likes to chow down, she admits that when she’s working, she cuts down on the junk food, mainly subsisting on “red wine and cookbooks.”
While food may be what’s on her mind most of the time, Teigen says she’s anything but a foodie.
“I’m the farthest thing from a foodie or a food snob. Those people terrify me,” she said. (Video)
Amber Valletta Reveals Her Drug and Alcohol AddictionAmber Valletta has revealed her battle with drugs and alcohol in a new video.
"I suffer from a disease called addiction," the model-turned-actress told the wellness website MindBodyGreen.com. "I've had it for as long as I can remember."
Valletta, 40, says she started looking for ways to get high since she was 8 years old because she was "uncomfortable being a human being."
"I sniffed markers, I sniffed glue, fingernail polish, anything that could give me a buzz," she says.
By the time she was 22 and her modeling career was at its peak, Valletta was abusing cocaine and alcohol.
"I had a multimillion [dollar] deal and I showed up the first day to shoot this campaign high and drunk," she admits. "I didn't care and that's just to show you addiction takes you to the worst places."
The Oklahoma native says the modeling industry contributed to her disease. "I was in a business that drugs and alcohol were widely acceptable and they were given to me."
But she takes full responsibility for her actions. "I am not a victim," she says. "I don't blame anything that happened to me that was negative."
Valletta sought help at 25 because she "didn't want to die."
"I had to be willing to lift the veil off the shame and say, 'I'm an addict, I can't do this alone, I don't want to do this alone, I don't feel comfortable, can you help me?' "
After staying sober for 15 years, the model-turned-actress – whose new show Legends premieres on TNT in August – hopes to inspire others by sharing her story.
"My hope is that someone, somewhere in this room, out of this room will hear something that will help them and perhaps get them out of the shadows and the darkness of addiction and bring them into the light."
We Hear...That Naomi Campbell will be filming a special congratulations to the winning World Cup team for Beats by Dre.
Lindsay Ellingson Marries Sean ClaytonLindsay Ellingson is a married woman.
The model and Victoria's Secret Angel, 29, exchanged vows with medical equipment sales rep Sean Clayton in an intimate ceremony in Bluffton, South Carolina on Saturday.
"Words can't express the joy and happiness we have as we start the next chapter of our lives together with the support and love of our families and friends," the couple said in a statement to E! Online, who was first to report the news.
The newlyweds kept the affair small, inviting about 85 guests, and reportedly danced to Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" for their first dance.
Clayton popped the question in November while the pair was visiting his parents in Ohio. They dated for six years.
"My love proposed last month and I couldn't be happier!" Ellingson told PEOPLE at the time.
Charlie Hunnam & Doutzen Kroes Strip Down, Get Hot and Heavy in New Calvin Klein Ad(Photo) OK, so we'll never get to see Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, but perhaps his new gig with Calvin Klein gives us a glimpse into what could have been—and holy moly is it hot! The Sons of Anarchy actor poses shirtless in a sexy new ad for the brand's fragrance Reveal with supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Really though, the two look so hot and heavy the image could have been outtake from Fifty Shades of Grey.
Hunnam's face is almost completely hidden as he embraces Doutzen, who seems to be wearing only a simple black slip. Fans won't even be disappointed by a lack of abs in the photo because, well, just look at that sculpted back!
Back in October the star hinted to E! News that he had scored some new jobs since dropping out of Fifty Shades. "I'm doing really good. I am just really concentrating on work. It's been a really busy time," he shared. Well, now we know one thing he was up to!
Kate Upton on Posing for Playboy: "I Never Like to Say Never"Men of the world, your dreams just may come true: Kate Upton has opened up about the possibility of posing for Playboy.
While speaking with British GQ at an event for Gillette, the brand's sexiest ambassador opened up about what she wants in a man (physically speaking, that is) and shared her thoughts on David Beckham's style in addition to dishing on the popular men's magazine which many would love to see the buxom beauty front.
So, would she ever pose for Playboy?!
"I never like to say never because there are circumstances that I could do pretty much anything if it inspires me and if I think that it's cool at the time," she shared. "But right now, at this point in my career, I'm not doing Playboy."
Although it's probably not the answer you fellas were wishing for, at least there's still a little hope for the future, right?
The 22-year-old model also shared her thoughts on what makes a well-groomed man, admitting "confidence" is key when it comes to attraction.
"I think, really, it's all about confidence - it's however a guy feels the most confident," she said. "And anytime someone walks into a room who is just exuding confidence, I think whatever they're doing is amazing."
As for whether some men take grooming a tad too far?
"I think there is a fine line between grooming when you're confident and you appreciate yourself, and grooming because you're insecure," the blond bombshell explained. "I think some guys try to please what other people think they should look like, instead of knowing how they feel the best in themselves."
Upton was also asked who she believes is the best dressed British man, and, when she couldn't come up with a response, the reporter suggested David Beckham, to which the leggy stunner replied: "But he's never dressed. He's always naked - he does campaigns in his underwear! In the States they're always like: 'Topless pictures of David Beckham'!"
And that's a problem...why?
Last but certainly not least, the Vogue cover girl was asked for her personal food preference if a man is making her a home cooked meal.
"I always feel great after green juices and I always have eggs in the morning," Justin Verlander's GF dished. "I think a little bit of everything is good in moderation. But if a guy was going to cook for me I would eat whatever he put in front of me!"
Cindy Crawford Is Helping a 2-Year-Old Boy Find a Bone Marrow DonorWhen Cindy Crawford found out about a 2-year-old boy with leukemia who needed a bone marrow transplant to save his life, she had to do something to help.
"I lost my little brother, Jeff, to leukemia when I was just 10 years old," Crawford, 48, tells PEOPLE. "Sadly, a bone marrow transplant wasn't an option for him then."
In 1974, when Crawford was 8 years old, Jeff was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was just 2 years old. At the time, she says, the deadly disease only had a 25 percent cure rate. After two years of experimental treatments, Jeff lost his battle, right before his 4th birthday.
The death of her brother, whom she describes as "one of the most influential people in my life," was devastating, says Crawford, who for years has been an advocate for bone marrow donation.
"But today," Crawford explains, "we have the chance to save the life of little Chase Foley and countless other children. We need your help to find him a bone marrow donor."
Diagnosed at 4 Weeks Old
Doctors discovered that Foley was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was just 4 weeks old, says Katharina Harf, the co-founder of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, the world's largest nonprofit marrow donor center, which is helping to find a match for Foley.
To give him the best chance at survival, Chase's parents, Chris and Elizabeth Foley and their children, Alexis, Austin, Peyton, and Chase moved from Syracuse, N.Y. into the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, New York, so Chase could focus on his treatment with the pediatric oncology team at Albany Medical Center.
"Chase is only 2½ years old but had undergone more medical procedures than the average adult experiences in a lifetime," says Harf. "He's never lived in a real home with his family or had a chance to just be a kid. His best hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. But his medical team hasn't been able to find a matching marrow donor who can help him. If we can find a match for Chase, he can be saved."
Crawford has been working with Delete Blood Cancer DKMS since 2007, and she was honored at the organization's Linked Against Leukemia gala in 2008 for her advocacy efforts.
Getting tested is easy, says Harf, whose father, Peter Harf, founded DKMS in 1990 after his wife – Katharina's mother, Mechtild – was diagnosed with an acute form of blood cancer. She lost her battle in 1991 at age 46.
Test results from a cheek swab are sent to a national bone marrow registry. If the marrow is a match, donors undergo a minor outpatient surgery to extract healthy stem cells to replace the patient's unhealthy cells.
Chrissy Teigen: "I Don't Take Modeling Seriously"Chrissy Teigen may have a seriously impressive modeling career, but that's not guilting her into taking her high-profile gig too seriously.
The charismatic model dished of her chosen profession on Late Night, telling host Seth Meyers: "It's fun, but I don't take it very seriously."
"I am paid a good amount of money to not blink for 12 hours," Teigen joked.
And the refreshingly candid 28-year-old didn't stop there. She also addressed her outspoken nature on social media, even admitting that it has gotten her into trouble in the past.
"My agency definitely is not so keen on it all the time," Teigen dished on the show. "Well, just being a model you're not supposed to speak ever, really."
Another modeling taboo the Sports Illustrated cover girl is breaking? Eating. She's got an Instagram filled with snapshots of drool-worthy homemade meals, and now she's set to judge the new cooking competition show Snack-Off on MTV.
"Basically [it's] Top Chef but for a little dirtier cuisine—hot pockets, hot dogs, oatmeal pies."
Tyra Banks Predicts Radically Different "Beauty" Standards in the Future-Get the Details!Being beautiful isn't just about perfecting that smize, y'all!
There's a lot more to it, and if you ask Tyra Banks, almost everything we perceive as "beautiful" is going to change radically in the future. The 40-year-old America's Next Top Model host wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday about the future of our perception of beauty—and boy, it's a doozy!
"In general, I believe, traditional beauty will be less valuable—and more uniqueness will be heralded," she writes. This will be come as a result of quick, easy plastic surgery—making the "cookie-cutter" look less desirable, she reasons. "People will be vying for that cutting-edge, distinct look in the way that today celebs reach for baby names that defy convention."
Tyra also predicts the end of hair extensions ("hair-growing serum" can just be "applied to the scalp," and you'll see changes in 24 hours) and that curly will be "the popular hair texture of choice."
But futuristic models won't have pin-thin frames! (Actually, "models," per se, will be "as relevant as a horse and buggy," Tyra writes. "Robot/avatar models" with totally different features than us humans will sell products instead!) But! Tyra thinks because global warning "will threaten our crops," and make natural food sources "scarce," women with "hourglass, curvy bodies" will be the "aspirational beauty standard." Their more ample figures, she writes in her WSJ op-ed, show they "have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent."
In the future, most people will have a similar shade of skin, she predicts, so while prejudices "based on physical features will be nearly eradicated," there will be "socioeconomically based" prejudices in their place. (BTW, we'll all have "at least one personal robot/assistant/companion" and we can choose all the features of our future kids.)
Tyra predicts that the ladies will thrive in future (the "balance of power between the sexes will have shifted dramatically," she writes) and that the men "will be vying for women's attention, obsessed with being attractive to females and snagging well-off ladies who can take care off them."
WSJ commenters are already having a field day with Tyra's musings on the future, but people of the Internet, remember: A sense of humor is a beautiful thing.
Gisele Bündchen bails on Cannes to be home with hubby BradySupermodel Gisele Bündchen chose family over business when she abruptly bailed on an appearance at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity to head back to her loved ones on the East Coast.
We hear Bündchen was expected to speak on a marketing panel at the weeklong media and advertising confab — where VIP attendees included Kanye West, Courtney Love, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jared Leto, Mariah Carey, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer — but she ditched the gig on short notice to jet back to the US and her hubby, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and their sons.
The supermodel, who also has her own shoe line, was scheduled to appear Wednesday at “A Conversation With Gisele Bündchen,” hosted by Gordon Bowen, co-founder of ad agency McGarryBowen, and her image appeared on the main page of an app for the conference.
But the Brazilian stunner backed out at the last minute, and actor Rob Lowe stepped in to speak instead. Ogilvy’s Philip Ellis noted that Lowe was a “welcome last-minute addition to the schedule after the supermodel pulled out.”
Buzz was that Gisele had been on a two-week photo shoot for a fashion brand before the conference and Brady wanted her to come home to their family.
But Bundchen’s rep told us she was never confirmed to appear in Cannes, even though her name and photo were included in marketing materials and popped up in news stories leading up to the gathering, which ended Friday.
“Gisele is working in New York. I’m thinking that they probably printed materials prior to getting a go-ahead from us and never took anything down,” her rep said. “I’ve never, never confirmed this opportunity.”
On Friday, Bundchen and Brady were photographed leaving a SoulCycle Studio in Boston together after a sweaty workout. Asked about that sighting 200-plus miles from New York City, the rep told us: “Yes, Gisele is working everyday in New York [and] commutes to Boston.”
Petra Nemcova offers up a spanking for $100,000Supermodel Petra Nemcova spontaneously found a way to sweeten the pot for bidders during a charity auction Thursday night at the Happy Hearts Fund gala.
Guests at Cipriani 42nd Street were playfully given school supplies, since the fund helps to rebuild schools hit by natural disasters.
When Nemcova auctioned off a trip to Ibiza on a private jet (complete with a seven-night stay on a yacht) for $85,000, she said she’d throw in a kiss, but then brandished a red ruler and told the crowd she’d spank the lucky winner if they ponied up $100,000, our spies report.
Alas, guests were perhaps too shy in front of a crowd that included honorees Bill Clinton and Haitian president Michel Martelly. U2’s Bono and The Edge appeared via video to give props to Clinton, and Martelly shocked guests by performing Elvis Presley’s “Let It Be Me” with Wyclef Jean.
Members of the Black Eyed Peas and Sheryl Crow also sang for guests including Donna Karan, Karlie Kloss and Michèle Gerber Klein and Elaine Sargent.
Coco Rocha's first agent insisted she burn her clothesCoco Rocha was so unfashionable when she started modeling, her agent told her to throw out the clothes on her back.
“My agent told me to burn my clothes the first time I walked into the agency,” she revealed during a Wilhelmina Models panel at the National Arts Club. “I had zero style. When I left the agency, I threw them out right away outside.”
She’s now one of fashion’s most recognizable faces.
Also on the panel: models Robyn Lawley and Armando Cabral and moderator Melissa Wilhelmina Cooper.
Christy Turlington and Ed Burns see 'Rocky' for Father's DayChristy Turlington, hubby Ed Burns and their kids celebrated Father’s Day early by seeing “Rocky the Musical” on Thursday.
Spies said that after the show ended, the model and actor’s two kids, Grace and Finn, got to go up onstage and jump in the ring with Tony nominee Andy Karl.
Burns called out, “Yo, Adrian!” from the sidelines.
“The kids went nuts,” duking it out with Karl, a spy said.
The show just celebrated 100 performances at the Winter Garden Theatre with a boxing ring cake backstage.
Miranda Kerr and Karlie Kloss Both Deny Being Full-Time Models. What's Up With That?Whether it’s designing accessories or embracing the crop top, models tend to flock to trends as one beautiful, long-legged entity. And right now, the hottest vogue to sweep the modeling kingdom appears to be denying that you’re really a model at all. Two of the most in-demand models in the world, Miranda Kerr (No. 2 on Forbes’ Top Paid Models list in 2013) and Karlie Kloss (expected to make it this year thanks to her slew of endorsements) have both recently declared that they don’t consider modeling to be their job.
In an interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, Kerr claimed to see herself an an entrepreneur more than anything else, saying, “From my first photoshoot at 14, I never saw myself as a model. If someone asks me what I do, I say, ‘I have my own skincare line.’ I don’t define myself as a model.” That’s not to say that she doesn’t make money posing in fancy clothes for famous fashion photographers. “I like being able to find different aspects of myself and expressing them through a picture,” she says. “It’s fun. I might as well do it while I can. It’s not going to last forever.”
Kloss echoed the sentiment in an interview with Into the Gloss earlier this week. “I think that’s why I treat myself more as an athlete than just a model,” she said. “But I’m not a professional athlete, I’m not a professional dancer, I’m not a professional anything; I have never considered modeling an actual job title. I have yet to determine what my job actually is but, yeah, modeling is a fun and funny gig.”
Merriam-Webster defines “job” as “the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money,” so we think Kloss and Kerr may be a little confused in their analysis of their day-to-day profession, especially considering just how much money they earn for this specialized skill set. But hey, we can’t blame them for wanting to keep their options open.
Cara Delevingne Makes Her Acting Debut-Watch the Sneak Peek Now!(Video) Not since The Blue Lagoon have a model's eyebrows commanded such attention in an acting debut.
Cara Delevingne's distinctive trademark brows rivals Brooke Shield's stand-outs, but to be fair, it's more than just the 21-year-old model-turned-actress' signature look that catches the eye in her first foray into acting with the British short film, Timeless.
Designer frocks tossed aside and her typically glam look downplayed for her first leading role as a young woman whose fiancé is a soldier serving in Afghanistan, Delevingne impresses in this clip, offering glimpses of a dramatic, yet subdued performance.
The clip opens with the Brit beauty sitting at a dining table with her TV great-grandmother, played by English veteran actress Sylvia Syms, "who was also separated from her partner due to the pressures of war." This shared experience draws the two closer as they navigate the emotions associated with being left behind.
In the made-for-TV movie that will be screened later this year as part of the Playhouse Presents season on British channel Sky Arts, the worried fiancée puts down her breakfast burrito with disinterest to commiserate, "It's unimaginable out there Great Gran, you know? What's going on. What it's like. Sitting there never knowing what's coming. What's going to happen..."
Viewers in the U.K. will have to tune in on June 19. to find out. In the meantime, we welcome all to check out the sneak peek to determine if she has major Hollywood potential or if she should stick to her fabulous day job.
Cara Delevingne Designs Collection for DKNYCara Delevingne just made her acting debut this week in the British made-for-TV movie Timeless, and now she's trying her hand at designing. Proof that this girl is way, way more than just a pair of bold eyebrows.
There are so many reasons to love Cara, and the announcement that she's designing a capsule collection with DKNY is just the latest.
The 15-piece collection hits stores at the end of October, and will feature unisex pieces like beanies, tanks and tees and a leather bomber jacket. Prices will run from $70 for the beanie up to $735 for a leather jacket.
"They always encouraged my design input, my personal style and my ideas from the very beginning of our working relationship," said Cara of DKNY to WWD. "DKNY is urban and edgy but, most of all, it's individual. They truly embrace the weirdness in all of us, so you can really be yourself."
Cara has a massive Instagram following—5.5 million!—which is impressive for any celebrity, but particularly a runway model.
Fellow Burberry model and bestie Suki Waterhouse has just over 300,000 Insta followers, for comparison. So, it's not surprising that there is also a social media bent to Cara's DKNY capsule collection.
Aspiring models will have the chance to be cast by Cara herself for a DKNY photo shoot. The 21-year-old supermodel posted a message on her Instagram account, explaining:
"Guys! So, I created a sick special-edition collection with @donnakarandkny coming later this year, and I WANT YOU to be in the campaign with me! I'm CASTING for a few lucky fans to come to New York City and model my new #DKNY collection in a special photo shoot with me."
For more information on how you can enter for a chance to star the photo shoot with Cara, visit DKNY's casting rules page.
Candice Swanepoel Talks Summer Beauty & Fitness: "Squats Are Key!"When searching for supermodel-worthy fitness and beauty advice, look no further than Candice Swanepoel.
As a gal whose work uniform typically comes in the form of a string bikini, Candice knows all about looking hot—especially in summertime. Recently the Victoria's Secret Angel spilled her highly sought after fitness and beauty tips to Vogue UK.
As for the exercise Candice credits for keeping her scorching body in-shape? "Squats are the key! It's definitely squats!" And when it comes to beauty, the reigning champ of Maxim's Hot 100 list has skincare slotted as first priority. "Sun protection is really important for me," Swanepoel told Vogue UK. "My face really burns and it's not cute! My facialist gives me a really strong sunscreen, and I wear that every day, whether it's sunny or not."
The supermodel shared that she's not afraid to go makeup-free (and with a face like that, why would she be?), but said that she saves the luxury for vacation time. "When I'm on holiday, I try to take a break from make-up," Swanepoel said. "If we have a night out, or go and see a band or something, I'll do some blush and mascara—but I try to keep it really minimal."
And what bikini model beauty cheat-sheet would be complete without beach beauty tips? Not this one. Here's what the South African beauty had to say about taking care of your hair while hitting up the sand: "Because I'm in the ocean all the time, I use a lot of different oils and conditioning creams on my hair. In Brazil it's very normal to take products and your brush to the beach, people dye their hair... so I take all of my conditioning treatments to the beach when I'm there."
We don't think anyone would argue the fact that her beauty secrets are clearly working!
Iman, Naomi Campbell throw Bethann Hardison dance party for CFDA awardModel guru Bethann Hardison wanted to celebrate receiving a CFDA Award with a raucous dance party.
So Iman, Tyson Beckford and Naomi Campbell are throwing her a Sunday afternoon shaker at Chelsea nightclub Marquee. Jennifer Hudson, Spike Lee, Estelle, Thelma Golden, Shala Monroque and others are expected to shake a tail feather with Hardison, who will receive the Founders Award from the fashion trade group for advocating for diversity on the runways.
Campbell will present Hardison with her award at the CFDAs Monday night at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
Rihanna will receive the Fashion Icon award.
We hear Blake Lively will attend with Michael Kors and other guests expected include Lupita Nyong’o, John Waters, Emmy Rossum, Bernadette Peters and designers Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Niki Taylor Helps a Man Propose to His Girlfriend - Watch the Sweet Video(Video) They've never had a waitress quite like this!
Niki Taylor helped Scott Connor ask his girlfriend, Jennifer Boucher, to marry him by bringing out their dessert – along with an engagement ring – at The Prime Rib in Philadelphia, where Boucher thought she was celebrating her birthday.
"So, the reason why I want to be part of an engagement," Taylor, 39, says in a video of the proposal, "is that I get to be a part of this couple's love story for the rest of their lives."
Early in their relationship, Connor had asked Boucher who her favorite celebrity was, and she'd told him it was Taylor. So he reached out to the model and star of her own lifestyle series on the StyleHaul network – and was surprised when Taylor agreed to help.
The supermodel hid in the restaurant's kitchen until it was time to bring out the dessert, and – after arriving at the couple's table – placed the ring on a serving tray alongside the couple's chocolate mousse pie.
"We've had our share of engagements," Garth Weldon, managing partner at The Prime Rib, says in the video. "I don't think we've ever had something on this scale before, where we've had a superstar model surprise the fiancée with the ring."
After her initial shock and surprise, Boucher said yes.
"I was very surprised," she admits in the clip. "I was very shocked. I was overstimulated by both the proposal and meeting the celebrity I always wanted to meet."
Model Soo Joo Park premieres short film in New YorkPlatinum blond Korean modeling sensation Soo Joo Park rushed back from the Cannes Festival to premiere her short film “Impossible Love” in New York on Wednesday night.
The muse of Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, signed to Wilhelmina Models, is making her movie debut in the modern interpretation of the Greek myth of Pygmalion, directed by Jenna Elizabeth.
It was shown last night at a Vs. magazine screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.
We Hear...That Julianna Margulies and Christy Turlington are among those expected for Monday’s launch of “Eat (RED). Drink (RED). Save Lives.,” by Bono’s (RED) Organization with Mario Batali at Eataly’s rooftop, Birreria.
Heidi Klum and Seal reunite to take the family to DisneylandElin Nordegren and Tiger Woods aren’t the only celebrities willing to put aside their differences for their children. Heidi Klum and Seal are, too.
The former couple was spotted enjoying a fun-filled family vacation with their four children at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday.
Although they’ve been divorced since 2012, the “Project Runway” host, 40, and “Kiss From a Rose” singer, 51, didn’t let that stop them from having a blast with their kids, Leni, 10, Henry, 8, Johan, 7, and Lou, 4.
The family could be seen taking in the sights at the park and riding the tea cups, merry-go-rounds and roller coasters.
The model and singer were married in 2005 and had three children together. Klum’s eldest daughter, Leni, is from a previous relationship.
While the supermodel and singer looked to be all smiles, there’s little chance of them getting back together. Both have dated a number of other people since their split.
In January, Klum split with bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kirsten. The two had been together since 2012.
Klum has most recently been linked with Vito Schnabel, whom she could be seen very publicly kissing at the amfAR gala in Cannes last week.
Gisele Bündchen Is the New Face of Chanel No. 5What do Brad Pitt and Gisele Bündchen have in common? Besides their bronzed, tawny beauty, super-hot spouses and glamorous jet-setting careers? They will both have fronted ad campaigns for Chanel No. 5. The supermodel is taking over for the actor as the face of the famous fragrance, according to reports.
Bündchen has been a face of Chanel beauty for more than a year now, most recently appearing in ads for the line’s Les Beiges cosmetics. And now, WWD reports, the model has filmed an ad for the scent in Sagaponack, N.Y. with A-list director Baz Luhrmann (who also directed Nicole Kidman’s 2005 spot for Chanel No. 5). According to Chanel, Bündchen was tapped for her “natural beauty and modern femininity,” WWD says.
The ad won’t arrive until later this year but we’re sincerely hoping it’s in the vein of Pitt’s black-and-white, deeply philosophical ad from last year. Nothing would be better than watching Bündchen ponder the meaning of life while being directed by the master of whimsy, Baz Luhrmann.
Naomi Campbell celebrates birthday in style in Monte CarloNaomi Campbell celebrated her 44th birthday at Billionaire Club Sunset Lounge in Monte Carlo Friday.
She reunited with ex Flavio Briatore and shared an embrace with model Jourdan Dunn before changing out of her Versace halter dress and into a sequined Givenchy gown.
Those at the rooftop bash were treated to Armand de Brignac Champagne and tunes by DJ Ruckus.
Guests included Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2, Dita Von Teese, Chanel Iman, Kellan Lutz and Star Jones.
Christie Brinkley can't leave the house without hair extensionsChristie Brinkley reveals that among summer accessories she can’t live without in the Hamptons is her hair extensions.
“When it’s a spontaneous jaunt [to the beach], my top five must-haves: iPhone or camera, sunblock, umbrella, towel and hat… and a sweat shirt and bottle of wine if the sunset is in the equation,” the model muses.
She further admits in the latest Social Life magazine, “I can’t live without knowing I have my extensions and ponytail, so I can run out the door at the drop of a hat.”
Heidi Klum: 'I Realize How Fortunate I Am' - Here's How I Give BackThough Heidi Klum once again donned a designer dress and rocked an awards gala on Saturday night, the evening was really about what she's done pulling up her sleeves and getting dirty – throwing herself into charity work for the American Red Cross.
At a ceremony held at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., the America's Got Talent judge (wearing a gold and white Marchesa mini dress) received the Crystal Cross Award for her contributions and volunteer efforts after Superstorm Sandy. Klum, 40, has worked with the American Red Cross for the past decade.
"I try to give back," Klum tells PEOPLE. "After Sandy, we got a gigantic truck and we loaded it with blankets, diapers, kids' clothes and toys because it was right around the holiday season and we went to Long Island. So many people had lost everything, and everything was wet and it was a big mes. The Red Cross has such an infrastructure to help you, you need all these hands."
Klum, whose Truly Scrumptious line of baby and toddler clothing and nursery décor is featured at Babies R Us, got the company involved to help get supplies to families when they needed it most.
"I try to get a lot of goodies from the people I work with," Klum explains. "I realize how fortunate I am. When you go out into these desperate situations, when you sit at a hospital with sick children of course it changes you. We are used to seeing horrifying catastrophes on television, but when you are about to go and be there and see the sadness on people's faces and the things they just lost, it makes a huge difference."
Despite hectic schedules – she is a working mom to kids Leni, 10, Henry, 8, Johan, 7, and Lou, 4 – Klum says that everyone can do something to help people around them.
"I think everyone can do something, even if it is in your own community," she says. "You can visit children in the hospital or bring gifts to them, cook a meal for someone who is ill and can't. We are all global citizens and whatever we can do, if it is small or something bigger, it's important."
Having kindness and compassion is high on the list of things that Klum is looking for in herself and her friends – including guy pal Vito Schnabel, 27, who has been linked to Klum since the spring.
When asked what makes her relationship with Schnabel work, Klum says, "I look at people with my heart. I look for their kindness and humor and compassion."
Karlie Kloss hits the books at HarvardFresh off the Met Ball red carpet, model Karlie Kloss has been studying at Harvard.
Kloss, who posted an Instagram picture of herself studying at Harvard library, took Professor Anita Elberse’s course “The Business of Media, Entertainment and Sports,” which ran last week at Harvard Business School.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Kloss recently said, “Tyra [Banks] did it. She [attended classes at] Harvard Business School. I can do it, too.”
Chrissy Teigen Wants an "Angelina-Brad-Type" of Family With John LegendIt looks like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may soon have some competition when it comes to kids.
While chatting Thursday on HuffPost Live, Chrissy Teigen revealed her desire to create a big family with husband John Legend.
"I swear to you, I thought I would've had one by now," the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl said. "So, hopefully we'll just have this Angelina-Brad-type brood. I would love that ... I definitely want a lot of kids, though, and he does as well."
Teigen also shared that she would like to adopt as well as have biological kids of her own.
Of course, when it comes to the latter, we can't help but wonder if she and Legend will take to the friendly skies to make that happen.
After all, the model did recently share with Cosmopolitan that the couple had joined the Mile High Club.
"We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she confessed. "We were under a blanket. We weren't even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that."
Following the revelation, Teigen tweeted, "and yes my entire family now knows I had sex on a plane and yes i want to die thank you for asking."
Tyra Banks: 'I Know the Pain of Someone Who's Too Thin - And Too Big'Tyra Banks is not one to keep her self-doubt a secret.
When the supermodel and her mother, Carolyn London, launched a program in 1999 to mentor young girls – the TZONE Foundation – Banks realized the importance of sharing the insecurities she experienced while growing up.
"The summer I turned 11 years old, I lost 30 lbs. and I had a growth spurt," Banks, 40, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "And it wasn't even supermodel thin. It was more than that. Some people thought I had an eating disorder." She didn't.
"There was nothing I could do to gain weight," she says, "It was in the 1980s during the Ethiopian famine, and I got a lot of comments."
Banks had to visit the doctor repeatedly. "I was poked with a lot of needles to see what was wrong with me. I was even misdiagnosed with gigantism," she says.
Gradually, as she grew up, she started to gain weight and fill out.
"Who would have thought that the girl who was forced to go to the hospital because she's so skinny would one day be called too fat?" says Banks. "I know the pain of somebody who's too thin and the pain of somebody that people say is too big."
"That 11-year-old girl always lives inside of me," says Banks, who works with young women on everything from self-esteem to the importance of elocution and entrepreneurship.
"I show them un-retouched photos of myself," says Banks. "They're like, 'Whoa.' But I tell them the truth. I want every girl to find their own beauty."
The America's Next Top Model executive producer remembers the moment when she knew she wanted to do more to help young girls, which was during her book tour for Tyra's Beauty Inside and Out.
"There was a girl with a black eye," she recalls. "And she said, 'How do I cover my black eye? My boyfriend hit me and I need to know how to cover it.' I will never forget it. I knew I had to go further and do more," says Banks.
It's a feeling she tapped into to partner with the Lower Eastside Girls Center for Community in New York and launch an ongoing TZONE Foundation program.
"I never want to be someone to just check a box and not show up," says Banks, who is hosting the second annual TZONE Foundation Flawsome Ball on May 6 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. "I want to be a part of this."
"Flaws are awesome – so, 'flawsome!' I love making up a word."
For more of our interview with Tyra Banks, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Natalia Vodianova Welcomes Son MaximAnd baby makes four!
Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova welcomed her first child with boyfriend Antoine Arnault on Friday, May 2, she announced on her Instagram.
“Last night at 2:45 a.m. was born our baby boy Maxim, living up to the definition of his name: he was born an incredible 4.2 kg (9 lbs., 2 oz.) and 55 cm (21.6 inches)!” the model mama, 32, writes, sharing a photo of her newborn’s foot.
“The baby and I are doing beautifully well to the delight of the proud daddy. Thank you for all your good wishes.”
The couple’s son joins Vodianova’s three children — Viktor, 6½, Neva, 8, and Lucas, 12 — from her previous relationship with Justin Portman.
The first-time father, the head of the luxury men’s footwear brand Berluti, announced they were expecting a baby together.
“Giving a little brother or sister to Natalia’s three wonderful children is something we wanted so much: AND NOW IT’S HAPPENING!” he posted to his Facebook in November.
Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric splitIt’s the news Victoria’s Secret catalog subscribers have been waiting years for: Adriana Lima is single.
The model, 32, and her husband of five years, former NBA player Marko Jaric, have split, People reports.
“After long and careful consideration, we have decided to separate after five years of marriage,” the couple said in a joint statement.
“We are grateful to be the parents of two incredible young daughters that we will continue to co-parent. We would greatly appreciate your respect for our family’s privacy as we begin this delicate next chapter for all members of our family."
Lima and Jaric, 35, — who met at a party in 2006 — are parents to daughters Valentina, 4, and Sienna, 19 months.
Kate Upton Covers Vogue U.K. in a Retro Bikini, Distances Herself From Marilyn Monroe Comparisons(Cover) Quell the surprise: Kate Upton looks like a bombshell on Vogue U.K.'s June 2014 cover.
The buxom blond posed in the Caribbean, putting her curves on display in a retro swimsuit. In regard to her famous figure, Upton denies reports that she's lost jobs due to her body type. "It's weird that in the press they'll be like, 'Your biggest fight was with the industry and the designers,'" the model says. "I'm like, 'No, my biggest fight was with my agents, trying to get them to sign me into the castings.'"
Upton is often compared to the late Marilyn Monroe, but she says their similarities are limited.
"I always thought Marilyn was so beautiful and iconic. It was amazing to even be mentioned in the same sentence as her," says the budding actress, who stars in The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. "But I feel like nowadays it's easy to be genuine and show your personality, whereas I don't think Marilyn had that opportunity. And clearly she had a dark side, and I don't have that."
Unlike the Some Like It Hot star, who died in 1962, Upton has been able to avoid the trappings of fame by staying level-headed. "My mom told me when I was younger that I could never raise my voice but I could always match a tone," the 21-year-old model tells Vogue U.K. "I've kept that with me because, in fashion, there can be some heated moments. I'm never the one raising my tone, but I will match one."
Miranda Kerr Talks Orlando Bloom and Victoria's Secret Splits in Harper's Bazaar U.K.It's been six months since Miranda Kerr split up with husband Orlando Bloom, and now the model has opened up about how she is coping with the end of their marriage.
"Everyone goes through challenging periods in their life. That's inevitable and it's part of being human," Kerr says in Harper's Bazaar U.K.'s June issue. "I feel like it's a daily process to be positive. It's something that's a choice and I have different tools, like meditation, even prayer - my grandmother taught me to pray when I was young - and just finding that inner peace."
But the Australian beauty, once again, insists that her breakup with Bloom is indeed an amicable one.
"Well, we are very good. We speak every day," she says. "We're really close, we're going to be a family forever and we both really do love each other."
That family, of course, includes their 3-year-old son, Flynn.
"We have genuine love and respect for each other," she adds. "We're very connected and I feel grateful for that. We created something beautiful together and we both remind ourselves how lucky we are to have that. And yeah, it's good. He's a great dad. I'm lucky."
Another split for Kerr came last year as well, when she parted ways with Victoria's Secret.
"It was a big chunk of time that I wasn't able to commit to because I'm a mother," she says of her decision to no longer be an Angel. "I used to be in two different countries every single week. I made a conscious decision to shift gears. I'm very much a people-pleaser at heart - I feel that if everyone else is happy, then I'm happy - but I'm learning the power of saying no and putting my foot down."
Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her Steamy Sex LifeMiranda Kerr isn't the only model who's a proud member of the mile-high club.
Newlywed Chrissy Teigen, who married John Legend in September, tells Cosmopolitan that the couple have been known to take their steamy sex life to new heights.
"We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she says in the magazine's June issue. "We were under a blanket. We weren't even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that."
And while the lovebirds don't consider themselves "freaky-deaky," they also aren't afraid to play up their sexual attraction in public. "We're very okay with PDA. When we go to a restaurant, he loves when I wear a dress, so he can do some upper-thigh rubbing," Teigen, 28, says.
Her undeniable chemistry with her husband was evident from the start – "I'm not going to lie. We hooked up," she says – but Teigen took a step back from the relationship to let Legend find his own way.
"The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, 'There's so much more out there,' " she says.
"I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, 'What are we?' Marriage was never my goal, because I've never been very traditional."
Model Doutzen Kroes wants daughter to have 'different aspirations'Model Doutzen Kroes says her daughter doesn’t have to follow in her footsteps.
The pregnant Dutch stunner, who’s expecting a girl with hubby Sunnery James, told us, “Instead of saying, ‘You’re so beautiful,’ I’ll say, ‘You’re smart,’ so she’ll have different aspirations in life than beauty and modeling. Though I love my job, I’m not changing the world. I’d love for her to study and to have different aspirations. We need to teach girls they can become presidents, and it’s not about beauty all the time.”
Hannah Davis won't pursue acting after modelingUnlike Kate Upton, Sports Illustrated model Hannah Davis says acting isn’t in her future.
Derek Jeter’s girlfriend told us at a premiere of “The Other Woman” starring Upton, “I definitely don’t have the acting bug. I’d be too nervous! I’d need cue cards.”
She added that she’d rather work in fashion after modeling, “possibly in design.”
But she was mum about her boyfriend, and told us of seeing a recent Yankees game with Jeter’s parents: “It’s not uncommon to go to a game. I go to basketball games, too!”
Victoria Beckham, Gisele Bündchen and More Design Mommy & Me Charity Collection for Shopbop(Video) What do you get when you ask stylish star moms (Victoria Beckham, Gisele Bündchen, Ivanka Trump) to help design a charity collection? Chic, covetable pieces that you’ll find hard not to adore.
Even better? One hundred percent of the proceeds from the limited-edition line – which incorporates two beautiful prints created by renowned Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu – will go directly to BORNFREE, a campaign launched to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother to baby in sub-Saharan countries by the end of 2015.
Starting today, all of the mommy and me-worthy styles will be featured exclusively on shopping site, Shopbop. Our faves so far? The matching grownup and kiddie Prada pleated skirts.
You’ll also find designs from Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Liya Kebede, Rachel Roy, Stella McCartney and Donatella Versace.
And the adorable ad campaign stars supermodel moms Oluchi Orlandi, Doutzen Kroes and more posing with their little ones, wearing pieces from the collection.
Ready to put your purchase power to good use? See more of the charitable line here.
Also make sure to check out the video clip below featuring CFDA president and designer Diane von Furstenberg and other concerned members of the fashion community explaining why the cause is so important.
“We already have the solution, we just need to scream it. It’s the very beginning of the end of HIV.”
Well, they sure have our sartorial support.
Miranda Kerr Makes Her Singing Debut, Teams Up With Bobby Fox for Elvis Presley Cover-Listen Now!Miranda Kerr is taking a page out of Gisele Bündchen's book and trying her hand at singing!
The 31-year-old model is featured with Irish singer Bobby Fox on his Elvis Presley cover, "You're the Boss."
This isn't exactly the brunette beauty's first time at the rodeo either…
She caught the attention of music executives after she sang during a Japanese ice tea commercial back in 2012.
"They approached me and I said, 'I'm not a singer,'" Kerr told The Daily Telegraph.
"But they said, 'We know, but you sang on that commercial.'"
She added, "'I said, 'If I don't like it, it's definitely not going anywhere' and they said, 'of course.'"
The duet is due to appear on Fox's debut album, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, which will be released on Friday.
(Listen) And there's clearly a trend brewing by way of models hitting the recording studio.
Bündchen's smokin' hot summer campaign for H&M features the Brazilian babe rocking out on the mic.
At the beginning of the advertisement, Gisele stands in a recording booth with mega-producer Bob Sinclar.
"Are you ready, Mr. Bob Sinclar?" she says before the music starts playing.
Then she takes to the beach to show off lots of skin in a barely-there leopard-print bikini. "Once I had a love and it was a gas/ Soon turned out had a heart of glass/ Seemed like the real thing, only to find/ Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind," Bündchen sings.
Both ladies can certainly hold a tune and our attention!
Kate Upton's Bikini Scene in The Other Woman: I Could Have Looked BetterThe Other Woman doesn't hit theaters until Friday but Kate Upton's boobalicious white bikini scene on the beach is already on its way to reaching iconic status.
But get this—Upton thinks she could have looked better.
"Of course, I always try to live a healthy lifestyle, but that was my birthday week," the Sports Illustrated model told me at last night's Other Woman premiere. "So that was the least healthy I've ever been. I just turned 21."
Her costars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann helped her celebrate the milestone. "Cameron, Leslie and I were just living it up that week," Upton said.
If that's what living it up for a week gets ya, Kate, you're doing better than fine!
The flick stars Mann as a woman who seeks revenge on her cheating husband (Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) with two of his mistresses (Diaz and Upton). Rounding out the cast are Taylor Kinney as Mann's brother and Nicki Minaj as Diaz's assistant.
Diaz and Mann helped ease Upton's nerves when she first arrived on set. "I was definitely nervous and I didn't know what to expect," she said. "I'm the kind of person who really likes to know what's coming next, but Leslie and Cameron were just warm right away and supported me every step of the way and made me so comfortable. I felt like I was in a safe place."
"In comedy, it's important to feel like you're in a safe place so you could push your character and be silly and do ridiculous things," Upton continued.
Diaz was also feeling all the good vibrations. "The girls are so amazing," she said. "They're so funny and so talented and so fearless. I'm really lucky to have them as my partners."
Relax! Kate Upton actually loves her boobs(Video) Relax, everyone: Actress and model Kate Upton doesn’t actually hate her breasts.
Earlier this week, the 21-year-old was quoted as saying that the assets that have been featured on the covers of Vanity Fair, Vogue and Sports Illustrated were too big.
“I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I love to wear spaghetti tops braless or go for the smallest bikini designs,” the supermodel and actress told Britain’s The Sun.
“Every single day, I’m like, ‘Oh, man, it would be so much easier,’ especially if people didn’t constantly bring them up,” she said.
But in an interview with Australia’s 2DayFM hosts Dan and Maz today, Upton insisted she was actually misquoted.
“You have said that maybe you’d like to have a breast reduction one day,” Maz began, before Upton interrupted her.
“I actually didn’t ever say that. Isn’t that lovely whenever the media makes up something? It’s like, ‘It’s my body, I’ll tell you how I feel about it,’” said Upton, who was being interviewed alongside her “The Other Woman” co-stars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.
“I would say that all women feel that sometimes they don’t have life perfect or they don’t feel their best. But I love my body and I always feel incredibly grateful for what I have. But there’s times when all women don’t feel their best.”
Maz asked whom she’d momentarily gift them to out of her co-stars — who were sitting right beside her. No pressure, then.
“Leslie gets them for her Zac Efron sex scene,” she announced, to much delight.
Kate Moss returns as the face of David YurmanKate Moss is headed to Turks and Caicos next week, but not for rest and relaxation. The British supermodel will return as the face of jewelry company David Yurman this fall.
Moss is heading to the Caribbean islands to shoot a new campaign that will be released later this year. Moss shot her first campaign with the brand 10 years ago with Peter Lindbergh, but clashed with Yurman in 2011 when ads for her own baubles for Parisian jeweler Fred appeared to be copycats.
Yurman has sinced patched up the relationship with the supermodel.
Naomi Campbell Reveals Girl Crush on Jennifer Lopez: "She's So Beautiful!"Naomi Campbell is a big fan of Jennifer Lopez!
In fact, the 43-year-old supermodel, who's known for her stunning beauty, says J.Lo is her No. 1 celebrity girl crush.
"I have to say Jennifer Lopez because she's so beautiful and so stunning," Campbell told us last night at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A. "I'm a huge fan. Great friend and a huge fan."
Campbell said she thinks it's "fantastic" that Lopez received the Vanguard Award for being a LGBT rights advocate.
"She deserves it," she gushed. "I love Jennifer. I think she's an amazing singer, actress, designer, mother."
During the big awards, Lopez's acceptance speech focused on her late aunt Marisa, who was gay. "I've always felt a tremendous love from the LGBT community and the LGBT community has always supported me and returned that love," Lopez said. "Marisa was my cool aunt. She was my mom's older sister and she lived in New York City. I lived in the Bronx and she lived in Manhattan, it was like worlds away! She wanted to be an actress and I always wanted to be like her. Marisa grew up gay in a time when it meant life could be very difficult and that her struggles were mostly kept t herself."
Meanwhile, Campbell revealed that this week marks her 28th anniversary of being in the modeling business (Monday, Apr. 14 is the exact date). As for how she'll be celebrating, Campbell told us, "I'll be flying!"
Kate Upton hates her breastsThey’re two of the biggest stars in fashion, double-billing on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Vogue and Vanity Fair and lusted over by countless admirers — still, Kate Upton can’t stand them.
“I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I love to wear spaghetti tops braless or go for the smallest bikini designs,” the supermodel and actress tells Britain’s The Sun on Sunday.
“Every single day, I’m like, ‘Oh, man, it would be so much easier,’ especially if people didn’t constantly bring them up,” she confesses of her two biggest assets.
At least twice a day she wishes she were smaller up top, Upton, 21, admits. “But the grass is always greener, as they say!”
If only they were a little more like . . . earrings, the covergirl muses of her natural-born 34-D’s.
“If I could just take them off like they were clip-ons.”
Upton is making her “serious” acting debut with the upcoming “The Other Woman,” and she cites Cameron Diaz as possessing the ideal physique.
“In my eyes, Cameron Diaz has the perfect figure,” she gushed.
In the film, which opens April 25, Upton, Diaz and Leslie Mann play three women who bond over a plot to take revenge on one man who cheated on them all.
And while Mann, 42, plays a grounded, devoted housewife and Diaz, 41, plays a tough Manhattan lawyer, Upton plays a flirty, ditzy blonde.
It’s not typecasting, insists Upton, who has already won rave reviews for her intelligence and acting chops from her much older co-stars.
“I think it’s funny to act like a dumb blonde. I know that’s not the case so why not play on it?” she tells The Sun.
“But I actually don’t look at my character as dumb,” Upton adds. “I think of her as young and naive, like I was once.”
Chanel Iman secretly engaged to rapper A$AP RockyTop model Chanel Iman is secretly engaged to rapper A$AP Rocky, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
We are told that while she happily accepted his proposal, the pair are keeping it quiet for the moment.
Iman was spotted without an engagement ring at Montblanc’s celebration of the 90th anniversary of their Meisterstück line of pens at Guastavino’s.
She mingled with guests Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, Sebastian Stan and Alek Wek, and Montblanc’s Jérôme Lambert.
Bar Refaeli's Racy Puppet Commercial Banned by Israeli Government for "Too Many Sexual Insinuations"(Video) Bar Refaeli is too hot for Israeli TV!
A local television commercial for fashion brand Hoodies has been banned from airing during primetime, which ends at 10 p.m., after it was deemed too racy.
The Second Authority for Television and Radio reviewed the 54-second clip and declared that it had "too many sexual insinuations" to be aired during the daytime and early evening hours.
So what's all the fuss about?
Red Orbach, a famous character in Israel who is in the all-puppet classic rock group known as Red Band, is seen living out his sexual fantasies with the 28-year-old stunner.
As the two lay in bed, Red turns to Bar and says, "I'm telling you Barbie, it can't get any better than this…or could it?"
Two identical versions of Bar then appear on the screen, jump into the bed and snuggle up to the puppet.
Red dreams up scenarios where he and multiple clones of Bar hang out in a photo booth, get cozy in a hot tub and even engage in a little strip poker.
And while the pervy puppet goes nude for the controversial ad, the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition babe remains completely clothed the entire time.
It seems like the ban hasn't stopped Bar from getting her fans to view the full commercial online.
She's been posting photos from the shoot on both her Twitter and Instagram pages.