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…
From the Hamptons to Hollywood, where were the starts this past week?
Kayne West and 50 Cent showed up to the first performance of Mike Tyson’s Spike Lee-directed one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” this week. After the show, West and 50 Cent met backstage with Mike and Spike. The show will be running for a limited engagement at the Longacre Theater on Broadway from July 31-August 12.
Katie Holmes was spotted solo on the NYC streets this week! The 33-year-old actress looked cute in a denim jacket making her way back to her Big Apple apartment!
Recently single Kristen Stewart was spotted working out to keep her mind off of things at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California this week!
New York Yankee Alex Rodriquez was seen having lunch at the celebrity eatery 75 Main, while New York Knick Jason Kidd, Barbara Walters, Real Housewives Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Heather Dubrow and actress Tika Sumpter and all dined at separate tables.
KEEP READING FOR MORE STAR SIGHTINGS THIS WEEK….
A very smiley Lea Michele was all about lending a hand to charity this week! The “Glee” darling was front and center as she took to the Hearst Tower to host the Valspar Hands For Habitat Unveiling Ceremony in NYC!
Ashlee Simpson played host for the big Samsung Galaxy S III event this week in the Big Apple! The songstress hung out with Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost as paparazzi snapped away while they enjoyed the New York City launch!
Eva Longoria attended the Lay’s Potato Chips “Do Us a Favor” gig in New York City this week joined by Chef Michael Symon! The “Over Her Dead Body” hottie hosted the even in Times Square looking fab as always in a white dress and heels!
Ashley Tisdale made a very “pink” appearance at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City this week to help support the launch of Puma Project Pink- a very worthy cause dedicated to the fight against breast cancer! The 27-year-old was the host of the evening and an adorable host at that!
Where have you been, Rihanna? The Barbados beauty kicked off the weekend a bit early making her rounds in Capri, Italy! The superstar was joined by a couple of friends before the group dined at the exclusive II San Pietro restaurant.
Mad Men bad boy, Sam Page, was busy doting on his girlfriend of one year at the West Coast Launch of Carrera 6000. It seems that his real life personality does not reflect his character on the show; the onscreen player was busy attending to his blond beauty all night long. As he posed for photos, he always made sure that his girl was right beside him. She’s one lucky lady!
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Victoria’s Secret models Lindsay Ellington, Arlenis Sosa, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo and Erin Heatherton attended the Supermodel Cycle Ride in NYC this week. The SoulCycle hosted event had the beautiful ladies working on their cardio to raise funds to benefit cancer research!
Wow! Ashley Greene turned heads at the Movies On Demand lounge (part of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con) this week! Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone joined the Hollywood hottie as she promoted “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.”
Eva Longoria went paddle boarding in Malibu this week! The “Desperate Housewives” star looked sporty and sexy as she grabbed her oar with a smile as part of her new reality show “Ready For Love.”
Heidi Klum visited the Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Big Apple this week and looked simply stunning! The beautiful blonde supermodel was in the building to sign copies of the newly released “Project Runway: The Show That Changed Fashion” book.
George Clooney and Stacey Keibler were spotted rolling around the streets of Switzerland on a four-wheeled scooter…keeping things interesting! The lovebirds were all smiles and things seem to be “Scooting” along just fine!
Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise stepped out for a fun filled afternoon in NYC this week. The mommy daughter duo brought a friend along for the trip to gymnastics class at Chelsea Piers!
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The amazing Eva Longoria is now putting her efforts and shine in a different direction- politics!
Longoria and Musician Jerry Jeff Walker are coming together to host a big benefit in order to raise money for the re-election of President Barack Obama. The concert will take place on July 17th, somewhere in Texas. Longoria and Walker are not the only celebrities using their stardom to draw attention to Obama. They follow in the footsteps on Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, and George Clooney!
So tell MJ, who do you think will be the next celeb to endorse the re-election? Tweet @MicahJesse!
Stepping out for a fashionable evening, Jessica Biel was on-hand for the Fashion Group International 28th Annual Night of Stars in New York City! Biel looked glamorous in a white Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Couture gown as she took to the black tie gala held at Cipriani 55 Wall Street.
Kicking off the weekend a bit early, Miley Cyrus and Kelly Osbourne were spotted at the Little Door nightclub in LA! Ms. Osbourne was in the house to celebrate her 27th birthday and was joined byher mother Sharonand hey boyfriend Anton Lombardi.
Pink stepped out last night for dinner at The Darby with husband, motorcross racer, Carey Hart and a friend. The trio had dinner and drinks and Pink even got on stage to perform “Killing Me Softly” in front of fellow celeb diners, including Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, Jonathan Cheban, Simon Huck, and La La Anthony, who were there for Kim’s birthday dinner.
Gwen Stefani and her son, Kingston spent the afternoon at a toy store in Primrose Hill in London! Raskullz, new 3D helmets have skyrocketed in popularity for kids and Kingston was rocking his “Shark Attax” helmet right out of the store! Adorable!
Courteney Cox was spotted filming scenes for “Cougar Town” on the beaches of Malibu this week! The cougar herself showed off her slim figure in a wetsuit as she hopped on a wave-runner for a couple of scenes while seeming to be having a blast!
Anne Hathaway was spotted out for a walk in Brooklyn. The “Get Smart” actress was joined by her boyfriend Adam Shulman and their Chocolate Lab pooch as she strolled around Prospect Heights.
Jessica Simpson was spotted leaving her hotel in NYC this week. The songstress looked a bit camera-shy as she strolled onto the street sporting a baggy black ensemble and sunglasses!
Keep reading for more star sightings “from The Hamptons to Hollywood!”
Ruh-roh! Sorry, we’re a day late! From the Hamptons to Hollywood – here’s were your favorite stars were *last* week!
George Clooney arrived hand-in-hand with rumored girlfriend Stacy Keibler to the 49th Annual New York Film Festival & Fox Searchlight Pictures screening of “The Descendants” in NYC, both baring big smiles on their faces.
Heidi Klum was joined by husband Seal as the pair took their little one to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Los Angeles. The couple were all smiles as they strolled around the grounds in search of the perfect pumpkin!
Kendra Wilkinson enjoyed a boat cruise around Australia’s Sydney Harbor with her mom this week. The 26-year-old used her time on the water to get a front row look at the areas most coveted landmarks!
Lauren Conrad paid a visit to a local salon in West Hollywood, CA this week. The former “Hills” hottie looked stylish in a white sleeveless top with a black and blue floor-length skirt as she excited the place of beauty following a refreshing mani-pedi treatment.
Kim Kardashian stepped out for the grand opening of Millions Of Milkshakes at the Dubai Mall this week. Tweeting about the evening plans- which were the main reason for the overseas adventure- Kim wrote to her millions of followers, “About to head out to the Dubai Mall, who is there?”
Nicole Richie was front and center at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Thursday night. Dressed in a cute black frock, the former “Simple Life” star joined fellow guests including president and CEO of FFANY Joseph Moore and Global president of GVC Mike George with partaking in the 18th Annual QVC ‘FFANY Shoes On Sale’ soiree.
Preggers’ Hillary Duff made her way to The Grove in Los Angeles, CA this week! The starlet took the west coast shopping center to partake in an interview session with Mario Lopez for the entertainment news program “Extra”.
Making their way through the Big Apple, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz were spotted hand-in-hand in NYC this week. The on-and-off screen couple looked every bit in love as the tended to their dialy duties, breezing by the paparazzi!
Stepping out for a lovely evening, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attended SBIFF’s 2011 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. The “Wall Street” star was actually the guest of honor at the Bitmore Four Seasons shindig!
Audrina Patridge attended the premeire of THQ’s “Saints Row: The Third” in Los Angeles. Showing off her physique, the former “Hills” hottie turned heads on the events purple carper, wearing a body-hugging one-shoulder black dress and leather boots!
Eva Longoria was spotted leaving a local gas station after loading up on a few boxes of Excedrin headache medicine in Los Angeles. Perhaps Eva had a little too much fun earlier in the week! The “Desperate Housewives” star looked cute in an all black ensemble and flats as she casually walked out of the Chevron with the meds and a cup of coffee!
Kourtney Kardashian was spotted out with her boy Mason in NYC this week! The E! reality television starlet carried her little guy as they left the Moomah Café, looking stylish in a black jacket, white top, and black trousers with knee-high boots!
Lady Gaga didn’t disappoint as she exited her NYC hotel to a crowed of awaiting paparazzi! Making her way back to Harlem to continue work on her “Marry the Night” music video, the Mother Monster was wearing a black hat with a complete lace face cover with a large black trench and platform pumps!
Looking to have enjoyed her lunch date, Jennifer Garner was all smiles for the cameras while out and about in sunny Brentwood, California. Having just left from grabbing a dish at Tavern Restaurant, the expectant mama showed off her classy style, wearing a black sweater, leather shoulder bag a-line skirt and a pair of pumps.
Ashlee Simpson and Vincent Piazza were spotted out to lunch in LA this week! The new couple walked arm-in-arm while paparazzi swarmed nearby. The two seemed to be enjoying each others company as the two were all smiles exiting.
Kelly Clarkson was spotted arriving at her hotel in NYC this week! The “I Do Not Hook Up” songstress smiled for the cameras as she strolled inside, sporting a makeup-free complexion and ponytail.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr were spotted at Heathrow International Airport in London, England this week. The cute pair carried their son Flynn while waiting to aboard!
The kind-hearted, Angelina Jolie was busy this week paying a visit to Misrata, Libya. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador was photographed meeting patients at a local hospital while in the country to help agencies bringing aids to Libyans in Tripoli and Misrata.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and boyfriend Jionni Lavalle hit up STK in New York City early this week to celebrate one year of being together! Sticking close by each other’s side, the “Jersey Shore” starlet looked great in a red satin dress and black strappy heel’s as the two lovebirds headed out for her Big Apple evening.
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