It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” time of year and… you’re procrastinating sorting out your holiday gifts, aren’t you? And who doesn’t have those one or two people who are really, really difficult to shop for?! I know I do.
So that is why I am sooooooo thrilled to be an American Express ambassador for their #PointsForPresents Holiday program this year! Over the last few weeks I have been digging through their extensive catalog of goodies and I’ve compiled a few of my faves to help you — my fabulous and in-the-know readers — pick out some seriously stellar gifts (all shoppable using American Express Membership Rewards) that seriously everyone will love!
American Express helps ease the pain of shopping by allowing their Cardmembers to earn and use Membership Rewards points. Surely you already know you can earn points for almost every purchase you make (and with no expiration date)… But — did you know you can use your points on a wide variety of gift cards, retail purchases, travel and entertainment events? Aha!
KEEP READING TO SEE WHICH GIFTS ARE MY PEACH PICKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON…
Celebrities hosted parties from New York to LA and we have your roundup of the hottest parties from the hottest stars!
Fergie attended the New Year’s Eve party at The Mirage’s 1 OAK, planting a kiss on husband Josh Duhamel at midnight. Her Black Eyed Peas bandmate, Will.i.am., was at the Strip nightclub Surrender at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas!
“Jersey Shore” star Vinny Guadagnino hosted Joonbug.com Beat the Beats New Year’s Eve party at the AMC 34th Street movie theater in NYC, where the website transformed the movie theater into a club for one night only!
Lady Gaga was the special guest of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and did the honors of dropping the ball in Times Square. Gaga’s performance as part of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, which also featured Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, will be broadcast both in the United States and in Japan. Other celebs performing in Times Square as part of MTV’s New Year’s Eve special included Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Jason Derulo.
DJ-to-the-stars DJ Cassidy manned the 1′s and 2′s at Diddy‘s private house party in Miami Beach.
Robin Thicke shared his sultry musical stylings at a performance at the Delano Hotel in the MIA. His wife, Paula Patton, was also there for a kiss at midnight!
John Legend rang in the new year in style with a performance of his smooth, R&B sound at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort!
KEEP READING FOR MORE NEW YEARS EVE 2012 STAR SIGHTINGS…
Missed the iHeartRadio Music Festival over the weekend?
MJ was in the house and on the red carpet backstage at the MGM Resort and “peach picked” these five photos until our video footage is ready for your viewing pleasure.
The music fest, which was dubbed “the biggest live music event in radio,” was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and brought out some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler, The Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Sting, Carrie Underwood, Jane’s Addiction, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Rascal Flatts, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Sublime with Rome and Jeff Beck.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival weekend was filled with exclusive performances from a star-infused lineup, with many special guest attendees and presenters including Emmy and Grammy Award winning superstar Justin Timberlake (who introduced Lady Gaga); Twilight’s Ashley Greene; Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D; “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson and others.
Video footage from the red carpet coming soon!
[ALL PHOTOS: Christopher Polk/GettyImages]
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