Afternoon Links With Bai Ling

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Giada de Laurentiis says her daughter, Jade, still believes in Santa. (Celebrity Babies – People)

Sharon Stone departs LAX with her three sons and boyfriend in tow. (Babyrazzi)

Gifts for fostering gratitude. (She Knows Entertainment)

Soccer star Alex Morgan is a force in beach volleyball, too! (FitCeleb)

Do you agree with this list of Best Dressed Stars of 2012? (Celebuzz)

Did Justin Bieber hook up with this model? (Celebslam)

Are you looking for a vintage Lady Dior Cannage handbag? (Bohomoth)

Nicole Kidman works up a sweat in Sydney. (Splash News Online)

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Chris Hemsworth Arrives In LA With The Family

chris hemsworth and family arrive at lax

Thor‘ star Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky arrived in LAX. Look at their adorable daughter, India. Don’t you want to just squeeze those cheeks? Too cute! It looks like the Hemsworth – Pataky family will be spending Christmas in LA with the palm trees.

I’m surprised to see them here. Chris is from Australia, and Elsa is from Madrid. Yet they’re spending their first Christmas with baby India in LA? Well, at least Chris’ brother Liam will be nearby. Who knows: perhaps members from both sides of their families are coming to LA. That would be fun!

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Mariah Carey Picks Up Some Toys

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Mariah Carey is STILL shopping in Aspen! This time she was spotted out picking up some toys. She’s just giving Santa a little help, that’s all- LOL. We haven’t seen Mariah’s husband, Nick Cannon, or their twins. Hopefully Nick is okay and not laid up like he was last year.

Mariah certainly seems to be in the holiday spirit. Look at her smile. It’s especially fun to shop for toys for kids, isn’t it? I bet Christmas in Aspen is magical.

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Hot New Trailer: ‘Django Unchained’

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Here’s a new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, ‘Django Unchained.’ It stars Jamie Foxx. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a nasty villain, from what I can tell. Christoph Waltz gets to be a hero for one. Well, his character is a hero in the movie in the sense that he’s helping the “good” guy, Jamie. I’m not sure how “good” bounty hunters typically are- LOL.

Kerry Washington also stars in this movie. She’s Django’s wife, who was sold to Leonardo’s character. Kerry’s been so busy working on ‘Scandal,’ I don’t think she’s been all that involved with the promotion for ‘Django Unchained.’ This is likely the last trailer for the movie, since it opens tomorrow. Enjoy!

Bethenny Frankel’s Therapist Recommended Separation

bethenny frankel & jason hoppy separated at her therapist's suggestion

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy decided to separate at the recommendation of Bethenny’s therapist, according to insiders. Radar Online claims the ultimate goal of a separation is to try to heal the relationship. A source close to the situation said:

“Bethenny was adamantly against formally separating from Jason because she viewed it as giving up on the marriage, and she just isn’t ready to do that. It was her therapist that recommended the trial separation to give the couple some breathing room, and experience life without each other on a daily basis.

“Bethenny and Jason have been having the same arguments for a very long time, she thinks he is too critical of her, and he thinks his wife is can be a control freak. The one thing they both agree on is that their 2-year-old daughter Bryn will not be adversely affected by this break. Bethenny and Bryn will remain in the apartment and Jason can spend as much time as he wants with her. Jason is a devoted dad, and Bethenny recognizes that.”

That makes sense. If they’re arguing constantly, then some time apart may give them some time to really calm down, without getting riled up again, so they can then work on the issues that lead to the ongoing fighting. Things happened so fast for those two in terms of Bethenny getting pregnant and their decision to get married. They didn’t have a chance to really get to know each other.

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Rihanna Donates $1.75 Million To Barbados Hospital

rihanna donates $1.75 million to barbados hospital

Rihanna isn’t just lying around and relaxing in her native Barbados for the holidays. She’s giving back, too. Rihanna donated $1.75 million to a Bridgetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The gift was given in memory of her grandmother, who passed away last summer. Rihanna explained in a statement:

“This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program. I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives, or at least extend them.”

The hospital will name its cancer treatment center after Rihanna’s late grandmother. It will be called the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine. Rihanna opened up about her grandmother.

“She was a well-rounded woman. She taught me a lot about forgiveness, loving my enemies, spirituality [and] strength as a woman.”

What a wonderful thing to do and perfect for the holidays!

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Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher Divorce Hold-Up Over Money

demi moore & ashton kutcher divorce hold-up over money

Oh, boy. Ashton Kutcher may have finally filed for divorce over a year after Demi Moore left him, but the year-long wait doesn’t seem likely to make this divorce any more peaceful, if TMZ’s story is accurate. Sources tell TMZ the reason Demi hadn’t filed so far was over financial issues. Apparently, she wants a lot of money from Ashton.

Demi reportedly got a lot of money from Bruce Willis when they divorced. She is said to want something similar from Ashton. The problem? Demi has more money than Ashton, so he’s probably not willing to give her that type of settlement. If that’s true, then something tells me a court will side with Ashton if it comes to that. I bet Demi wants something since Ashton cheated on her. I don’t necessarily blame her, but I’m not sure that’s enough of a justification for a large settlement. What do you think?

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