Hot Guy Of The Day USHER

Usher Lights The Empire State Building

Usher was all smiles yesterday as he lit up the Empire State Building. He did the honors as part of the 4th of July celebrations in New York City yesterday. Usher always seems so upbeat and vibrant: I bet he’s a great celebrity for events like this! It’s a big part of what makes him HAWT.

I wonder if he’s worrying about his protege, Justin Bieber, in private? Justin’s having some very public, um, growing pains. Usher has pointed out that Justin is “young” and he hopes “he’ll continue to mature.” I’m sure all of you are hoping for just that! Hopefully Justin will do so before his career crumbles.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ Apologizes After Performing For Controversial Leader

Jennifer Lopez Leaving The W Hotel

Jennifer Lopez should’ve given Hilary Swank a call. Hilary came under fire after being a paid guest at the birthday concert for Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in 2011. Now Jennifer is apologizing after for singing “Happy Birthday” to Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow at a non-political event hosted by the China National Petroleum Corp. The Turkmenistan leader has been cited for significant human rights abuses. Jennifer’s rep said:

“Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended.”

Apparently the request that Jennifer sing happy birthday was made at the last minute, while she was backstage. I just have to ask; do these ladies need the money that badly?

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MILEY CYRUS Wowing The Crowd At ‘Mackapoolooza’

Miley Cyrus & Calvin Harris Perform At 'Mackapoolooza' In Miami

Miley Cyrus looks like she was genuinely enjoying herself up on stage at ‘Mackapoolooza’ in Miami! You can tell the crowd enjoyed watching her perform. Miley’s clearly ready to take the music world by storm. I predict a BIG tour for summer 2014 for Miley.

Are you glad to see Miley return to music? From a career perspective, I think it’s smart for her to stay diversified. Miley had some high performing movies, but her last two movies (‘So Undercover’ and ‘LOL’) didn’t get any attention upon release. Were they even released into theaters? Anyway, careers in the entertainment industry can cool off on a dime, so I think the more projects an entertainer has out there, the more likely they are to have career longevity. What do you think?

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Photos by VEM/MiamiPIXX/FAMEFLYNET

NICOLE SCHERZINGER Fashion Frenzy At 2013 Music Summer Festival

The 2013 Music Summer Festival

Nicole Scherzinger rocked the stage at the 2013 Music Summer Festival at the Italia Roma Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy. The former Pussycat Doll looks like she put her heart into her performance up there! What about Nicole’s stage outfits, however?

The dresses look great. I’m not sold on the striped trousers she wore while singing with Eros Ramazzotti. They’re a little too reminiscent of pajama bottoms for me. Well, two out of three is a good rate! Are you a fan?

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Hot Guys Of The Day MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY & VAL CHMERKOVSKIY

Val & Maks Chmerkovskiy 'Get Lathered Up' For Oil Of Olay

TGIF! Let’s make Friday a little hotter with some HAWT pro dancers. Here’s former ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy with his brother, Val, who’s still on the celebrity dancing competition show. Maksim and Val (short for Valentin) showed us why we should “Get Lathered Up” for Oil of Olay. (And no, I didn’t make that up: the event was called “Get Lathered Up” for Oil of Olay  ;-).)

I have to say, Maks and Val are PERFECT salesmen for this product. Who isn’t ready to get lathered up with these two? Let me stop. This is a family blog, after all. I’m sure the moms out there get my point – LOL. In case you need some help telling the brothers apart, Maks is wearing the white t-shirt while Val is wearing the black one. I’ll leave it up to you to tell them apart shirtless.

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WHITNEY PORT Ready For Pillsbury Bake-Off With New Apron

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Whitney Port showed off her design skills for Pillsbury! The former ‘The City‘ star, who now works as a fashion designer, designed the official apron for the 46th Pillsbury’s Bake-Off Contest. Who says you can’t look chic while baking? It wasn’t a big leap for Whitney.

“Like fashion and design, which are my creative outlets, many people express their creativity through cooking. I’m honored and excited to partner with the Bake-Off® Contest to celebrate the top 100 home cooks who channeled their creative juices to develop such unique and original recipes.”

Whitney wasn’t the only creative inspiration behind this apron. Pillsbury fans pinned their favorite images to Pillbury’s Pinterest Page. Whitney used those images as inspiration for her design. One hundred finalists will don Whitney’s apron for the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest’s $1 million prize. The finalists will compete in style at the contest finals this November 10 – 12, 2013 at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Other contest sponsors include The J.M. Smucker Company, GE Appliances and Green Giant.

Contest voting is now OPEN. The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is divided into three recipe categories with separate entry periods. Submissions and online voting for the first category closed earlier this year. However, fans are now encouraged to vote for their favorite recipes from the second contest category, “Simple Sweet and Starters,” at www.BakeOff.com. Online votes will determine which category finalists will have the chance to wear the apron created by Port when competing for the $1 million grand prize later this year. “Simple Sweets and Starters” category voting began mid-month and will remain open to the public until June 27, 2013 (11:59 a.m. CST).

There is still time to enter and vote for recipes in the third and final category, “Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts.” Original recipes may be submitted online at www.BakeOff.com from July 4 – August 8, 2013 with finalist voting taking place September 12 – 26, 2013. Good luck!

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Photos by Pillsbury

JENNIFER LOPEZ Emotional Celebration Of 2,500 Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Jennifer Lopez Honored With 2,500th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood

You know if Jennifer Lopez is going to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she’s going to do it in a big way, right? JLo did just that: she received the 2,500 star given out on the famous sidewalk. Jennifer dressed for the event in her dramatic gown. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?

Jennifer even had her ‘Monster-in-Law’ co-star (and Hollywood legend in her own right) Jane Fonda attend her ceremony. I have to say, Jennifer didn’t exactly look thrilled at Jane’s words (listen to it in the video below), but she did get tearful as she accepted her star. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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