A.J. McLean Prepares For Takeoff

aj mclean catching a flight

New dad A.J. McLean was spotted at LAX preparing for takeoff. I  bet he’s preparing to join his family, this close to the holidays. This will be an exciting Christmas for A.J.: it’s his first one with his baby girl. The photo caption for this picture says it looks like A.J. is ready for war- LOL. Do you think he looks like a special ops soldier?

From a boyband to war… Nick Lachey said he thought his boyband experience was useful for his participation in the NBC reality TV show ‘Stars & Stripes.’ He was kidding, of course. Did you watch that show? A star was teamed with a soldier to compete different “war game-like” challenges. It was entertaining.

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Malin Akerman Visits A Friend

malin akerman baby bump

Malin Akerman dropped by a friend’s house yesterday. Look at her baby bump! Malin’s kept such a low profile since announcing her pregnancy that it’s like she just popped all of a sudden. Malin announced her pregnancy about three months ago. I’m guessing she’s due sometime this winter.

After visiting her friend, Malin stopped by the grocery store to pick up some things. That’s a gorgeous poinsettia she’s carrying. I love poinsettias: it’s one of my favorite things about the holidays.

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Movie Star Bradley Cooper Smiles & Waves

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Bradley Cooper smiled and waved to fans and photographers as he left ITV Studios in London earlier today. So I  guess Bradley isn’t in London solely to celebrate the holidays. He’s also there promoting ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ I’m guessing that’s the project he’d be promoting; it’s too early for ‘The Hangover III.’

This is a working vacation for the actor. It’s a good thing Bradley brought his mom along. They can tour the UK and Europe while they’re abroad. Hopefully Bradley’s promotional obligations aren’t too extensive. I’m sure he gets Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off, at the very least!

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Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale Hit The Shops

gwen stefani & gavin rossdale shopping

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale got some holiday shopping done. The two also got to spend some time together sans kids, which is always good for a couple. Gwen has been on the go a lot with No Doubt releasing a new album, and Gavin was on tour before that. Making time for themselves as a couple can’t be easy!

Hopefully Gwen and Gavin enjoy shopping together. I know that can really try some couple’s patience. Really, hopefully Gwen has learned the art of nodding and agreeing with whatever Gwen suggests. That’s how shopping works out best between couples- LOL. Of course, Gwen looks as amazing as ever in her red leather leggings. I’m sure Gavin’s a fan.

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Celebrity Birthdays For December 19… Cha, Cha, Cha!

celebrity birthdays for december 19

Happy Birthday to Jake Gyllenhaal! He’s 32 today. Let’s see which other celebs are also celebrating a birthday today.

  • Country singer Little Jimmy Dickens is 92.
  • Actress Cicely Tyson is 79.
  • Singer Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 71.
  • Actress Elaine Joyce is 69.
  • Actor Tim Reid is 68.
  • Singer Alvin Lee of Ten Years After is 68.
  • Musician John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 67.
  • Country singer Janie Fricke is 65.
  • Actor Mike Lookinland (The Brady Bunch) is 52.
  • Actress Jennifer Beals is 49.
  • Actor Scott Cohen (Gilmore Girls) is 48.
  • Actor Robert MacNaughton (E.T.) is 46.
  • Magician Criss Angel is 45.
  • Actress Kristy Swanson is 43.
  • Model Tyson Beckford is 42.
  • Actress Alyssa Milano is 40.
  • Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is 32.
  • Actress Marla Sokoloff (The Practice) is 32.

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Jessica Chastain Waves To Fans

jessica chastain leaving after the heiress performance

Zero Dark Thirty‘ star Jessica Chastain must be enjoying life these days! Her acting in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ has earned her a SAG nomination as well as a Golden Globe nom. She’s also starring in a Broadway play called ‘The Heiress.’ In these pictures Jessica is waving to waiting fans as she leaves the theater.

I’m sure Jessica’s worked hard to achieve her success, like every actor and actress. Now she’s starting to see the payoff. Surely an Oscar nomination for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is coming her way, too. Jessica was nominated last year for her amazing acting in ‘The Help.’ This may be her year to win and take home some gold statuettes! I’m rooting for her.

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Russell Crowe Out For A Stroll

russell crowe out for a stroll

Russell Crowe was spotted going out for a stroll in New York City. He must’ve had a day off from shooting ‘Winter’s Tale.’ After Russell’s last tweet, when he said his priority after completing his filming obligations was to put his family back together, I felt kinda bad for him. It must be difficult being under contractual obligation to work when things aren’t going well at home. I can’t even imagine being in that situation when your family is literally on the other side of the planet!

And make no mistake, Russell has been working hard. He’s filmed ‘The Man with the Iron Fists,’ ‘Les Miserables’ (I didn’t even know he was in that one!), ‘Broken City,’ ‘Man of Steel,’ and ‘Noah’ over the last couple of years. Currently he’s shooting ‘Winter’s Tale.’ Russell’s earned a long vacation; hopefully he can turn things around at home.

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