Mariah Carey Dazzles Down Under

mariah carey performs onstage

Mariah Carey is still hard at work Down Under! She’s still performing in Sydney. I was wondering if Mariah was kicking off a tour, but she can’t be doing that. She has to start appearing on ‘American Idol‘ this winter.

I know the first part of the season is taped, so Mariah doesn’t have to be in LA in January. How long does the pre-recorded season of ‘American Idol’ last? Is it about a month? Six weeks? I’d imagine they’ll have live shows by the end of February at the latest. It’s hard to keep track, especially since ‘American Idol’ comes on at least a couple of times a week. Are you looking forward to the new season?

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NeNe Leakes IS The New Normal With Her Life

nene leakes at today show

NeNe Leakes stopped by the ‘Today‘ show to share plenty of dish. She explained how she didn’t even have to audition for her new role of Rocky on ‘The New Normal‘! NeNe’s life sounds perfect for ‘The New Normal.’ She’s juggling multiple jobs between her NBC show and ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’ AND she’s back with her husband, Greg.

NeNe and Greg were having such serious problems they separated (as those of you who watch RHOA know). She didn’t say if they were going to re-marry, but things are looking good. As if NeNe didn’t have enough going on, she’s also going to cover Ebony magazine. I feel tired just hearing about all the things she’s doing! NeNe truly IS the new normal. Honestly, who isn’t crazy busy these days?

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Cindy Crawford Relaxes In Sunny Cabo

Cindy Crawford is another celeb who’s ringing in the New Year in Cabo. Paparazzi caught up with the former supermodel as she strolled along the beach. Doesn’t Cindy look FAB? I don’t know what anti-aging fountain of youth these former supermodels have access to, but I hope they share the secret one day!

Of course, I’m sure one of the “secrets” is genes. Can’t do much about that- LOL. Another secret is probably a very clean diet and exercise. I’m not opposed to a clean diet. But I admit, I enjoy food. I have to remember Paula Deen’s key piece of advice: moderation.

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Jude Law & His Kids Eat Like Kings

jude law & his kids eat at king's road cafe

Well, I don’t know if Jude Law and his kids ate like kings, per se, but they did have lunch at the King’s Road Cafe in West Hollywood. Something tells me it probably didn’t remind Jude and his kids of their native England very much- LOL. Jude rang in the New Year with his kids in the States. I bet they had a fun time!

Jude makes a lot of films. I don’t know how much time he really has to hang out with his kids. It’s great to see that he’s able to vacation with them. They probably all look forward to their time together.

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Photos by Premiere/CPR/FAMEFLYNET

Celebrity Birthdays For January 4… Cha, Cha, Cha?

celebrity birthdays january 4

Happy Birthday to actress Julia Ormond! She’s 48 today. Let’s see who else is celebrating a birthday.

  • Actress Barbara Rush is 86.
  • Actress Dyan Cannon is 76.
  • Country singer Kathy Forester of the Forester Sisters is 58.
  • Guitarist Bernard Sumner of New Order (and Joy Division) is 57.
  • Actress Ann Magnuson is 57.
  • Country singer Patty Loveless is 56.
  • Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. is 53.
  • Actor Dave Foley is 50.
  • Actress Dot Jones is 49.
  • Actress Julia Ormond is 48.
  • Country singer Deana Carter is 47.
  • Harmonica player Benjamin Darvill of Crash Test Dummies is 46.
  • Actor Jeremy Licht is 42.
  • Actress Jill Marie Jones is 38.
  • Singer Spencher Chamberlain of Underoath is 30.

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Photos by Adriana M. Barrazza/Daniel Tanner/Brian To/WENN

Helen Mirren Is Now A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

helen mirren gets star on hollywood walk of fame

Are you KIDDING me? Helen Mirren is only Just NOW receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? That blows my mind! I guess Helen truly is an example that you don’t have to be in your teens/early twenties to have a growing career in Hollywood. The ‘Hitchcock‘ star finally received her star on the Walk of Fame.

I’ve been a fan of Helen’s ever since ‘The Queen,’ but I know she was acting looong before that. She is a great example of how it’s entirely possible to become better with age. A youth-obsessed Hollywood needs to pay attention to that. Congratulations, Helen!

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Vanessa Hudgens & Stella Pamper Themselves

vanessa hugens & stella get manicures

Vanessa Hudgens and Stella pampered themselves and got some sisterly bonding in yesterday afternoon! They were seen getting manicures in Studio City. It’s nice to see sisters who are so close. We often see Vanessa and Stella hanging out together, either having lunch or working out.

Between Stella and boyfriend Austin Butler, it’s clear Vanessa has a tight inner circle. In a place like Hollywood, where a lot of things are, um, not as they seem, that’s probably a huge relief for Vanessa! I wonder what Vanessa has coming up next, work-wise? We haven’t heard anything about her last movie, ‘Spring Breakers,’ getting a distribution deal after appearing at the fesitvals. Perhaps it already had one. We’ll see…

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