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…
The cast of “Rock of Ages” attended the Los Angeles premiere of the upcoming movie held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on June 8! The rock flick’s A-list cast, including Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough, shown above, were accompanied by fellow cast members Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti and Mary J. Blige.
The movie, which is based on the musical “Rock of Ages”, tells the story of a city boy and a small town girl who are pursuing their Hollywood dreams. The film features 80′s music from artists such as Journey, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister and hits such as “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. Many other stars were in attendance at the premiere such as Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and Fergie.
Make sure to check it out in theaters to see the movie this Friday, June 15!
Big names including Fergie, Marc Jacobs, and Hillary Swank came out for amfAR`s 3rd Annual Inspiration Gala and a special performance by the Scissor Sisters.
Considered America’s highest honor for a career in film, the 40th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award was- Shirley MacLaine. The event was magical, filled with the brightest stars in Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep and Katherine Heigl.
Sofia Vergara and boyfriend, Onion Crunch owner Nick Loeb, are rekindling their romance! The couple were seen snuggling up together in a corner booth at the preview of Bagatelle New York last night.
The official release date is quickly approaching but a special screening was held in NYC for “Rock of Ages” and MicahJesse.com was there for the madness! Julianne Hough looked stunning as did Russian model Irina Shayk who came out to support!
Is that Jessica Simpson?! Quickly trying to get back to her pre-baby body, Jess Simpson was spotted leaving a private gym in LA this week- her first sighting post-baby! Simpson tried avoiding the paps but she put on a big smile seeming happy now back on a routine!
Jada Pinkett Smith was spotted at the premiere of her new movie “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” in the Big Apple this week. The event was held at Ziegfeld Theatre and she seemed to be having a ball alongside co-stars, Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller! Will and Willow were also their to support JP!
FOR MORE STAR SIGHTINGS THIS WEEK…KEEP READING!
Titled “Hangin’ At Home,” the ads feature Lea making a mess in the kitchen, lounging by a pool, and being flirty in her bedroom. The full multi-media campaign debuts this March. Lea joins the ranks of Britney Spears, Fergie, Vanessa Hudgens, and others as the newest Candie’s spokesperson.
Candie’s is available exclusively at Kohl’s. You can learn more by following Candie’s on twitter.
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]
On Sunday (March 29) super hottie Josh Duhamel hosted the American Red Cross of Santa Monica’s Youth 4 Japan Run. And even though it was pouring rain, over 4000 people showed up to participate in the run sponsored by PUMA and tokidoki.
Amongst those in attendance were several celebrities, including Duhammel’s long-time girlfired Fergie (who received a “Happy Birthday” song from the crowd before the race), Paris and Nicky Hilton, “Glee” actress Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, and celebrity trainer DB Donamatriz.
Funds raised by the one-day race added up to an astounding $130,000 and tokidoki t-shirt sales raised an additional $90,000! Wow! Great job, guys!
If you are as inspired as we are by the incredible contribution celebs and sponsors have made to Japan, log on to www.reliefrun.com to donate and make a difference.
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