When it comes to celebrity marriages, it’s a known fact that they usually end in divorce fairly quickly. Even though it can be exciting to see two of our favorite screen stars fall in love and get married, there’s always that lingering expectation for the day that they decide to call it quits.
It can be a punch in the gut to hear the news that your favorite celebrity couple is divorcing, however, it is more common than rare. Most of these breakups are due to the same reasons.
While a normal non-celebrity marriage may find themselves bickering over things like decorating their home or which cable package to choose, celebrities have an entirely unique set of challenges that normal folks will probably never have to worry about. Here are some of the most common.
Since celebrities are in high demand and are invited to lots of events and premieres throughout the year on top of their shootings, they may find themselves on the road for a good portion of the year. If they were married to someone else who didn’t have this kind of schedule, then it may be manageable if their partner were flexible.
However, when you put two people together who have equally chaotic schedules, then it starts to get difficult for them to be able to make time for each other.
Pressure From The Media
When two celebrities get married, the media will start looking for whatever they can get their hands on in order to sell more magazines. That means that they will start making mountains out of molehills and creating stories where they may be none.
When this starts to happen then conflicts and paranoia can start to arise. Seeing your personal business on the cover of magazines or talked about in the news can make a couple start to argue when there wasn’t anything to argue about in the first place.
The pressure from the media can start to make a celebrity couple start to feel entirely too much pressure and speculation about them. This tends to sadly lead to their demise as a couple pretty quickly.
Temptations From Costars
When it comes to a day in the life of a celebrity, there is no shortage of temptations. Wherever they go they are treated like royalty and the opposite sex is dying to get a few moments alone with them.
Apart from this, however, there is the extra added pressure of having incredibly attractive co-stars that they are shooting films with.
When they are required to shoot steamy scenes with their co-stars and spend a lot of time on set together over the course of several months, attraction can start to happen.
It can be hard for the average person to believe, but celebrities go broke all the time. We all know that D-list reality stars who aren’t wealthy in the first place lose their money, but it can be surprising when someone more famous ends up bankrupt. We aren’t going to use any names here out of respect for the formerly rich, but we will talk about some of the factors that commonly put stars in the poor house.
Personal Finance Matters for Rich People
The top finance blogs are full of methods that people with any amount of money can turn the tide on a bad personal finance situation. These methods work a lot better the more money you have, but if you don’t use them it doesn’t matter how much money you have. Sooner or later you will run into financial trouble.
That’s the situation that many stars find themselves in. You see it very often with sports stars, who might have gone into the major leagues straight from high school without ever learning about how to manage money. Things go just fine as long as the income firehose is blasting, but when retirement comes, this comes grinding to a halt and many former stars end up in bad financial situations.
All of this pain and embarrassment could easily be avoided. Here are the most common mistakes to be avoided by famous people with money (and people without that much of it).
- Don’t Develop Substance Problems. For every celebrity rehab scandal, there are ten others who are functioning substance abusers. We’re not advocating for 100% sobriety here, but the cost of regular recreational alcohol and drugs is expensive, on body and bank account. The current opioid epidemic is killing people and ruining lives, but it’s also extremely pricey. Prescription pain killers on the black market are very expensive, and once a habit develops, it can be more than a full time job to keep it up. Don’t make the mistake of starting down this slippery slope.
- Not Saving. This one is incredibly simple. It is so easy to spend all of your money and more, but it takes a reversal of instinct to set aside some of what you have for later. Learn to save 10-30% of your income and you will be in a better situation than most people. If all celebrities did this, you wouldn’t hear about celebrity bankruptcy much at all.
- Debt/Not Investing. Debt and investment are two sides of the same coin. With debt, you are losing money all the time at a specific rate of interest. With investment, you are making money most of the time with interest. Going into debt is the easiest thing in the world, and more celebrities than you probably realize have more debt than they have wealth, making their net worth a negative number. This is true for many people who are not famous as well. If you have debt, you should do everything you can to pay it off as fast as possible, because debt grows the longer it sits around. Once you have eliminated it, start saving at the same rate and invest that money. The longer investments sit around, the more they tend to grow.
Celebrities run into financial troubles all the time because they either do not know or do not practice simple financial and lifestyle practices. There are a million ways to go broke, but only a few tried and true methods to build and keep wealth. Practice these and you could find that you do better in the long term than many of the people on TV.
If you are like most car enthusiast or have ever dreamt of a certain car you would like to own one day, you are bound to have seen a commercial, at the very least, for one of the better car shows on cable. Some of you get to see the occasional episode when the wife is busy for a while, and the lucky few get to binge-watch every episode they can get their hands on.
With that said, there are many men and women, too, believe it or not, that can hold their own in a discussion about the world’s best sports cars, the classics, and automobile modifications thanks to the automotive experts on these shows. Let’s take a moment to get to know them and the shows they have made popular.
Mr. Koker was born January 5, 1964. As a young man in Cleveland, Ohio, Danny’s father was an executive for the Ford motor company. His father’s love for automotive knowledge led him to purchase a motorcycle for Danny at the age of 8 years old. As 8 year old boys will, Danny spent his days teaching himself how to take it apart and put it back together.
As he did, his affinity with mechanics took off. Over the years it gradually became his favorite hobby. This celebrity claims to own about 60 cars and 80 motorcycles. On August 13, 2012, Counting Cars, a reality tv show in which Danny stars debuted in the slot after Pawn Stars. It is the third spin off from Pawn Stars and is what most people know Danny for. For seven seasons, now, he and his crew have spent their days restoring and customizing classic rides.
Each show opens as follows: “Vegas is a gambling town. Most people bet with chips. I bet with rides. And I always go all in. I’m Danny, a.k.a. the Count and this is my all-star team. We find ’em, fix ’em, flip ’em and sometimes, I keep ’em. For my crew, every job is high stakes, and we can’t afford to lose. This is Counting Cars.”
Jeremy, Richard, and James
If you love anything on wheels with over 500 hp, then you are already well acquainted with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. Famous for their involvement in the show, Top Gear, they have spent the past 16 years teaching us everything we ever wanted to know about the world’s best sports cars.
They have also shown us why some cars should have never made it out of the drawing room. If anyone could tell you the best alignment and suspension combination for a Mclaren P1, it would be them. Born in 1960, 1969, and 1963 respectively, all these gentlemen got their start as local English journalists.
Each man joined the show at different times, with Jeremy Clarkson being the first in 1988 in the original layout for the show. Over the years, the spunky tongue-in-cheek humor and the bonds developed in world travel have taught us to love and respect the ingenuity behind past and modern mechanics.
Richard Ray Rawlings was born in Fort Worth, TX March 30, 1969. As a young boy, Richard’s father took him to a ton of car shows and father/son time was spent constructing cars. At 14, Mr. Rawlings bought his first car.
Over the next several years, he spent time as a paramedic and a firefighter and had a eventful couple of bouts with love. In 2002, this budding entrepreneur opened Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, TX. This shop is all about creating custom built automobiles for customers worldwide.
In 2012, the Discovery Channel took interest in the concept and now follows the daily routine of the shop on the show we know as Fast N’ Loud. Richard’s arrogantly comedic personality along with some of the most knowledgeable mechanics in the United States make this show worth watching for hours on end.
As you might have noticed, the 60’s were a great decade for the automobile and apparently for creating gifted mechanics, as well.
Celebrities have long been photographed next to their extravagant swimming pools and large homes. Showing off the finer things is a way of life for the rich and famous. Parties, meetings, and simple relaxation are the driving forces behind many Hollywood pool designs.
If you are looking for some inspirations from some of the most beautiful pool area designs on the planet, there is no need to look far. Take a peek at these breathtaking settings, and see which celebrity swimming pool tickles your design fancy.
Tom Brady’s home in Los Angeles
Tom Brady’s swimming pool is not only gigantic, it is an infinity pool. Sitting on the edge of the hills in LA, the pool overlooks the city, with views of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
The pool features a 20 ft dock that extends into the water, offering an island of dry respite while you are enjoying the sights. It is clear that this celebrity dwelling was built with no concern cost.
Marc Anthony’s Compound in the Dominican Republic
Marc Anthony spared no expense building his compound in the Dominican Republic. His fabulous swimming area includes several palapa-style guest villas. The villas are built with authenticity in mind, as they feature American pine walls with cane roofs.
The outdoor furnishings are just as lavishly relaxing as the villas. Designed by a local to the Dominican Republic, Dino Barre, the outdoor seating areas are cushioned with Sunbrella fabric.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s fabulous home in Malibu
Daniel Busbin takes the credit for the oasis that is Jada and Will’s outdoor swimming area. The freeform design of the pool complements the southwestern architectural style of their home with ease.
The tropical foliage around the area adds a nice compliment to the natural stones worked into the pool’s design. If you are seeking out an Earthy experience, this is the place to go. Although, it is not likely that the Smith’s will invite you to take a dip as the family is very serious about their privacy.
Ricky Carmichael’s home in Florida
Ricky Carmichael’s swimming pool features a sizeable goat statue at the peak of its rocky waterfall. Ricky added the goat as a symbol of his nickname given by motocross fans as the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T.).
The Kardashian’s Miami mansion
You will be surprised the Kardashian sisters ever leave their Miami mansion when you take a peek at their swimming area. The property features a sparkling infinity pool that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It feels like you could just swim right into the great beyond.
The mansion is literally set right on the coast of Florida. There is no better way to grab a few
Celebrities understand that living the life of a famous person means having every moment of your life under the spotlight. Being watched simply comes along with the life of a celebrity, and sometimes those who are watching have the worst of intentions.
The major downside of celeb status are the stalkers, and we all know there have been some pretty crazy stalkers in the past few decades. You know you are a next-level stalker when your escapades end in injury or death. Refresh your memories with this fun list of a few of the stalkers who actually made a mark on their target.
John Hinckley, Jr.
Mr. John Hinckley, Jr. got a not so wise idea after watching the popular movie, “Taxi Driver.” He had nurtured a longstanding obsession with Jodie Foster, and even enrolled in Yale while she was a student there (so he was a smart psychopath).
“Taxi Driver” gave him the idea that if he were to do something big to impress Jodie, that she would finally see his love for her. Hinckley thought the best way to show her his love was to assassinate the President of the United States.
In March of 1981, John Hinckley, Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan six times in an attempt to take his life. At trial, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a mental hospital.
Yolanda Saldivar is the famed stalker of deceased pop star, Selena. Saldivar worked her way into the head of Selena’s fan club, only to be found out for embezzling tons of money from the organization.
After she was fired from her position, she somehow convinced Selena to meet with her in private to discuss the matter. The meeting ended in Selena’s death, and Saldivar now sits in prison. She will be eligible for parole in the year 2025.
Robert John Bardo
This crazy dude had an unhealthy obsession with Rebecca Schaeffer (a television series from the 1980’s). When the young star appeared in an intimate sex scene, Bardo felt like his love had been defiled.
He went to Schaeffer’s home to share with her his anger over the situation, and ended up fatally shooting her. She even reportedly signed an autograph for him before he shot her.
Mark David Chapman
One of the most hated dudes in the history of stalkers, Mark David Chapman, murdered John Lennon in cold blood over some dumb stuff. Following firing five shots at Lennon, Chapman sat at the scene reading “The Catcher and the Rye” to make an admitted “statement.”
Chapman’s lawyers asked him to plead insanity at the trial, but he decided to plead guilty. The judge sentenced him to 20 years to life.
Although going through a divorce can be very hard on any married couple, it’s understandable that having to wade through a public divorce—like many celebrities do—could make the whole ordeal even harder. Not only do famous couples often have more complicated financial arrangements to make, but there’s always people, whether they’re close to the couple or not, who want to comment to the press about how or why the split is taking place. Luckily, there have been quite a few couples who’ve been able to make their divorce as amicable as possible and even remain friends once their romantic relationship was over. Here are a few of those lucky couples.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
According to Brittney Stephens, a contributor to PopSugar.com, Bloom and Kerr announced their separation in October 2013. However, it wasn’t just these two who would be affected by their divorce. Kerr and Bloom also had a son together. In order to give him a happy, peaceful life, the couple decided to end their marriage in the most amicable way possible. Although they are now divorced, they still often spend time together along with their son. Because of the bond they have through their child, they feel as though they are family and not just friends even though they are no longer romantically involved with one another.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Another couple who has been divorced for quite some time but still manage to see each other fairly often in a civil manner is Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Because they also had multiple children together, it was important for them to not have an ugly divorce and to still be able to be friendly to one another for the sake of their children. However, this couple has taken it to a new level by even going on vacations together as a family. So although they divorced in 2000, according to Jessie Farewell, a contributor to TheHollywoodMag.com, they have truly made the best of a bad situation.
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
In yet another tale of keeping things civil for the kids, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon have also been able to maintain a friendship despite having gone through a divorce. Jene Luciani, a contributor to Shape.com, writes that this marriage happened at a very young age for both parties, and they had children rather quickly. And while it’s common for young people to have messy divorces, Phillippe and Witherspoon fought against this trend and rose above their pride to be civil toward each other.
While we often hear about the messy and drawn out divorces that happen in Hollywood, there are still couples who refuse to let the fact that their marriage didn’t work out ruin their lives or relationships.
With the Christmas season upon us, many homes and families are working hard to get their decorations up. When your home feels like Christmas and the holidays are apparent based on your surroundings, it’s so much easier to get in the spirit of the season and really feel the joy that comes with it. And some of the people who know how to do this best are celebrities. But luckily for us, we won’t have to have our own decorators to have our homes looks like a celebrity’s come Christmas time. To show you how, here are three decoration tips to help you make your home look like a celebrity’s Christmas card.
Keep It Simple and Sophisticated
While you may think that celebrities and their decorators might love to take their decorations over-the-top for Christmas, you may be surprised to know that a simple, sophisticated look is something that many stars go for. Julie Sprankles, a contributor to SheKnows.com, shares that celebrities like Denise Richards, Miley Cyrus, Eva Longoria have all been known to keep their Christmas decorations simple. Putting up a beautiful tree that allows for space for all your family and friends to gather is something that not only proves beneficial to the stars, but might also be the perfect type of decor for your home as well.
Showcase Fresh Flowers
Although a lot of Christmas decor centers around the traditional colors of red and green, one great way to spice up the color palette of your home decor this holiday season is to use fresh flowers to bring in some pops of color. According to HGTV, many celebs choose to use flowers like magnolia and roses as well as plants like eucalyptus and other evergreen foliage when adding charm to their spaces. In fact, the majority of the holiday decorations for Trisha Yearwood’s home included some type of fresh flowers or other greenery. While this can get expensive to maintain throughout the holidays, the effect of this decor can be absolutely stunning.
Decorate Every Space on Your Property
To make your home truly look like a celebrity’s Christmas card, you may want to try taking your decorations into every space on your property, not just the common rooms. According to Stuff.co.nz, Kaley Cuoco even decorated her horses’ stables to help get everyone living at her house into the Christmas spirit. Especially if you live in a temperate climate, you can bring your holiday decor straight into some of your outdoor spaces as well.
If you want your home to look as well put together as the celebrities you follow, use the tips mentioned above to get a look similar to theirs in the comfort of your own home.
Have you ever wondered how Samuel L. Jackson, who is now pushing 70 years old, or Sade, who is now 58, keep the glow of youth about them? How is it that we struggle to look the age we are and the stars of Hollywood manage to look sometimes decades younger? In this article, we will explore some of the secret, and maybe more common sense, ideas that help take and the keep the years off the faces of our favorite celebrities.
A Good Night’s Sleep
One of the things necessary to live is sleep. It turns out that this is also one of the most common secrets in the world of a Hollywood celebrity when it comes to looking their best, as well. Science backs this up.
When you got to sleep at night, your body takes this time to clear out dead cells from your brain and skin. This allows your body to make new synapses and generate new skins cells. You have to reach REM sleep to do this.
That means that midnight snack or alcoholic beverage will have to wait until tomorrow. Both are proven to keep you from this badly needed rejuvenating cycle of sleep. Make sure to put down your electronics earlier, as well.
The light, even on low, keeps your body in its day time phase. Elizabeth Taylor put it best when she said, “Honey, you’ll look like hell if you don’t get a good night’s sleep.”
Coconut Oil And Moisturizers
The next tip from the stars is to baby that skin. Applying a moisturizer to your skin every day not only helps to relieve the itching and cracking of dry skin that can happen to anyone, but it also helps to fill in the gaps. What do we mean by that?
A great lotion will help your skin to absorb moisture. This helps to even out your skin tone by filling in the gaps where your skin is missing that moisture. Simply drinking more water can help, as well. Another way to take care of your the largest organ your body owns is to lather it with coconut oil. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and a great moisturizer.
Many celebrities use it as skin lotion. Others take advantage of the fact that is easily absorbed into hair. This makes it a great conditioner. It can also offer a nice shine on those glamourous cheekbones and take off waterproof mascara. The largest attraction, here, is that it’s all natural.
When you look at stars like J-Lo and Angelina Jolie, one of the thoughts that might cross your mind is how in the world they got blessed with genes like those and where you can find them. To show off a six pack after 40 is a trick many of us would love to have the secret to.
Alas, science pops the bubble for us. These actresses, and many others like them, make very regular trips to the gym. Quite a few have their own personal trainers. It is a fact that after the age of 30, unless you are dedicated to a life of eating right and regular exercise, you will begin to lose some of your muscle mass.
The toned physiques of the stars that seem to elude the aging process do not happen by luck or chance. They work hard for it. Most usually include a balance of weight training and cardio. Even Marilyn Monroe, known for having curves in all the right places, admitted to a physical training regimen.
Looking to give old age the slip? Follow the stars.
Celebrities are known for their lavish lifestyles and taste in the finer things in life. Since the average movie star earns millions a year they don’t have many limits when it comes to running their credit cards the minute that they see something that catches their eye.
While the rest of us have to take out a loan to buy a house, celebrities are paying all cash for million dollar mansions, and wondering whether they want a new jet or yacht this month. If you’ve ever wondered what celebrities tend to spend the most amount of money on, here are some of the most common areas.
Celebrities are known for having properties all over the world in multiple countries. Sometimes they will spend half of the year in one of their homes and the rest of the year in the other. Rarely are their homes simple or humble. Some celebrity homes have entire gyms inside of them and even home theaters!
When their salaries are millions a year it’s no wonder that they would want to live in a beautiful and lavish home.
It’s no big surprise to see celebrities sporting some seriously impressive jewelry. From necklaces to rings they are sometimes seen wearing pieces worth millions alone.
Some celebrities have a taste for diamonds and are seen wearing some of the rarest rocks in the world. Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring, for example, is estimated at a whopping 8 million dollars. While some people in the world are starving, and one person is wearing enough to feed an entire country, this can be a staggering reality.
Celebrities are no stranger to rare and expensive vehicles. Our favorite stars are always seen driving some of the finest cars in the world. Rarely do celebrities have only one car. Many of them have garages full of cars worth hundreds of millions total.
Some celebrities buy cars and never even drive them at all, they are merely collectors. Having such a special and rare car isn’t so much about having it to drive, but just as a status symbol.
When celebrities travel they like to do it in style. Some celebrities rent entire islands and get hotels that cost as much as $50,000 a night. Imagine this per night when many of us are struggling to make just half of that amount in an entire year!
Beyond fancy accommodations they are also known for having lavish meals, nights out on the town, and plenty of shopping in their destinations once they arrive. Their enormous celebrity travel budget is nothing short of a few years salary for many of us.
Hollywood is full of some of the most well known and adored celebrities in the world. We watch them on television and read about them in the magazines. If something happens to them we know about it and live vicariously through their seemingly perfect romances
When they break up it can be devastating. As if we knew them personally since we spent so much of our time reading about their favorite meals together and where they went n vacation.
There are some breakups which stand out above the rest, however. Breakups that we never even saw coming. Here are some of the most shocking celebrity breakups over the last decade that we will never forget.
Heidi Klum and Seal
It seems like only yesterday that Seal took Heidi Klum on the top of a mountain and lured her into a romantic igloo. It was here that he made his famous proposal presenting her with a ring and asking for her hand in marriage. Over the years they not only had one of the most well known happy marriages but also several children together.
It was no doubt a shock when the couple called it quits seemingly out of the blue. Fans were devastated as one of the world’s most beloved couples who we all thought would be together forever fell out of love.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The famous controversy surrounding Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was on the cover of every magazine when they first got together. It was rumored that Angelina was the reason that Brad broke up with his wife Jennifer Aniston.
After the initial shock and tabloid frenzy surrounding Brad’s new relationship with Angelina following the shooting of their film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, they went on to raise a family together. With multiple children who were adopted as well as several biological children, they were known as one of the strongest forces in Hollywood.
Their break up was not only a shock but came with no warning signs. One day they were the most powerful couple in Hollywood and the next they were going through a legal battle. People were so confused that many of them took to strongly choosing one side or the other.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
The famous couple that was wrapped up in the infamous Scientology church. There wasn’t a magazine or television show which didn’t talk about the intrigue and mystery surrounding this couple.
After the infamous scene which Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch professing his love for Katie Holmes we were convinced they would be together forever. Sadly this was far from the case. Not only did they part ways but it involved a nasty legal battle.
When it comes to celebrities and looking good the two seem to go hand in hand. When you open up magazines you rarely see a celebrity that doesn’t look primped and fabulous even in candid shots. Although the photograph may be them slightly caught off guard or unflattering, overall their entire look is pulled together and they are without a doubt camera ready.
What is it that sets apart celebrities from the rest of us, however? What is it about them that makes them seemingly superhuman and always looking their best? The answer is in knowing exactly what tricks they have up their sleeves. Here are some of the biggest advantages that celebrities have for looking fab at any moment.
Celebrities are able to look fantastic in bathing suits or in form-fitting clothing because they often have the funds to be able to get surgical procedures done. While the rest of us may have skin hanging or loose areas, celebrities can just run to the plastic surgeon’s office in the blink of an eye and get it taken care of.
Non-celebrities are required to live with their flaws while celebrities have the luxury of being able to remove them or mold them as they see fit. At the end of the day, their big salaries are what make it possible.
Personal Nutritionists and Trainers
If you were to have a professional trainer and nutritionist there every day reminding you how to move your body and what to eat to look exactly the way that you desire, you may find that fitness and nutrition would be a million times easier.
When people are left to their own devices to be accountable for being in shape then things are a little more challenging. In order to be the best version of yourself physically sometimes having a professional at your side to mold you, is a secret weapon that makes all of the difference.
Celebrities have the extra advantage of professional photographers who can catch them in the best possible lighting and angles. When you put this together, paired with high-quality cameras and editing programs like Photoshop, it’s no big mystery how they look so superhumanly fantastic.
Each time that you see a photo of a celebrity at an event looking like a million bucks this is because they were usually styled by a professional who dedicates their entire career to knowing exactly the right clothes and styles to put on their clients.
They are able to give celebrities the perfect look which suits their body type and image making them look fantastic even in the most casual of moments.
If there is one thing that almost all of us look forward to when travelling, it’s the fact that for the majority of the time, at least, we don’t have to cook anything. Vacation is the perfect time to indulge in the fine dining of the neighborhood or a good ole fashioned, huge greasy burger.
Either one makes the trip all that more exciting and we usually take the privilege of overindulging, at that. Australia holds many opportunities to try new cuisine, be catered to with good home cooking, or branch out to other countries’ specialties while cruising the outback. Here are just a few of them.
One of the most visited sites in Australia is the Sydney Opera House. The home of impeccable sound is also now the home of impeccable food. The Quay restaurant is located in the Sydney Opera House allowing visitors a panoramic view of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor. You may find the prices a little steep, but the menu speaks for itself and quite a few celebrities agree.
From Oprah Winfrey to Rihanna, you may just spot your hero at the table across from you. Everything included is all natural and put together with amazing artistry. They also claim ability to cater to most any dietary need. When you consider all that this restaurant entails with the view, food, service, and romantic atmosphere, there may not be too many destinations higher on your itinerary.
If you prefer a little trip into history, like famous country singer, Keith Urban and professional swimmer, Lisa Curry do, Queensland, Australia is the place you want to be. It is home to the original Aboriginal Settlement, a European settlement circa 1600’s, and eventually was separated from New South Wales in 1859 by none other than Queen Victoria, herself.
Only a short 29 years down the road, one of the best restaurants in Australia was created, The Royal. Home to great Italian food and the perfect place to get a stiff drink, The Royal has created a little slice of Italy in the heart of Brisbane. Anyone is invited, even the kiddos. There are regular events and if you’re in the mood for a little gambling, there is a Pokies room downstairs adjoining the venue.
Rockpool Bar and Grill
When the Kardashian Clan is in the mood for steak, they take a breather here, the Rockpool Bar and Grill. The Kardashians are in the Melbourne area frequently. Check out the Rockpool Bar and Grill and you may get a glimpse of stardom. Rockpool took the popularity of the North American steakhouse and made it their own. Choosing nothing but the finest beef Australia has to offer, this restaurant takes the opportunity to mix fine dining with a relaxing family atmosphere.
They also offer some of the finest wines to accent the amazing cuts of beef offered. There are wine tasting events catered for the most avid of tasters. Rockpool also offers a much wider menu including seafood and fresh salads and other produce to decorate the reputation of this fine place to eat.
If you share Australia as your destination of choice, rest assured you will never run out of good choices for fine dining with the stars.
When you see your favorite celebrity on the cover of a magazine you may ask yourself how it is that they look so perfect. Sure there may be a few Photoshop tricks but most of the time these are genuinely incredibly attractive people.
It seems like the rest of us are struggling just to look normal in the mornings with ten pounds of makeup yet these celebrities roll out of bed and look like a million bucks before they’ve even had coffee. However, the didn’t accidentally get photographed this way. There are a handful of secrets that they stick to when they are anticipating an upcoming photoshoot. Here are some of the most common and effective ways that they prep for perfection.
Going On a Diet
Often celebrities know months ahead of time that they will be appearing on a magazine spread. Therefore they have time to plan ahead and shed any extra pounds that they need to before making an appearance in photos.
Often, they hire a personal trainer and go on a diet program which offers quick and effective results. Since often they have the convenience of personal nutritionists and chefs this is fairly easy for them to stick to. Before you know it they have an athletes body in a quarter of the time that it would have taken someone without their resources.
When bearing skin, the more bronzed you are the less your skin’s imperfections show. Not only does a tan make you appear thinner, but you are less likely to see cellulite or unwanted curves.
Celebrities have the luxury of hiring a specialist who sprays bronzer on their body making them appear tanner and more muscular. Think of it as a contouring of the body. This gives them an extra advantage in looking flawless for the camera.
Next time that you see a celebrity in skin-tight clothing and wonder how they got such a washboard stomach only weeks after delivering a baby, look closely and you’ll realize that they are probably wearing shapewear.
Shapewear squeezes and lifts and flattens in all of the right places in order to be able to wear even the tightest clothing. The waist appears smaller, the hips are smoothed down, and the butt is lifted making them look like they’ve been sculpted like a statue.
Makeup specialists have been using this secret technique for years even though it only became popular in mainstream culture recently.
The effects of makeup contouring can be so effective that it can even give the illusion of plastic surgery. By using dark and light contours on the face, celebrities can accentuate or tone down the parts of their face they want to manipulate.
We’ve all seen how picturesque some celebrities are able to keep their homes and gardens. While this often has to do with the amount of wealth they’ve accumulated and can afford to spend on their property, you too can have a lawn that looks like a celebrity lives at your house. And luckily, these simple tips and tricks won’t even cost you a fraction of what many celebs pay to have their landscaping look as it does. To show you how, here are three ways you can make your lawn look like it belongs to a celebrity.
Think In Terms of Groupings
For many people, they don’t necessarily have the vision that landscape architects do. And without this vision, your lawn can look just like everyone else’s on your block. However, because celebs can afford to hire these architects, they often have much more interest and design put into their lawns and yards. One way you can add this type of interest to your property is to think in terms of groupings. According to Mary McCoy, a contributor to Money Crashers, by making groupings of plants with different heights and profiles, you can create pockets of interest and color all throughout your landscaping. And the great thing about this idea is you don’t have to spend much money to make it look beautiful and seamless with the rest of your yard work.
Choose to Use Evergreens
Depending on where you live, you might not be in a climate that’s conducive to having too many different variations of plant life. For celebrities that live in southern California, that climate is pretty mild all year long, which can make it easier for plants to thrive. But for those who may have harsher weather, you might want to opt for using more evergreens. According to Maria Carter, a contributor to Country Living, evergreens like boxwood shrubs can be a great way to keep your lawn looking green even when the weather starts turning colder. This will help your property to always look like it’s being well taken care of even when you’re taking a few months off.
Try Adding A Berm
Many celebrities are always on the lookout for ways that they can set themselves apart from the crowd. This quality spills over into every aspect of their lives, including their homes and gardens. So when you have a spacious yard that isn’t something special to behold, one way you can improve this sight is to add a berm. According to PopularMechanics.com, a berm, which could be a raised area in your landscaping covered in bark or rocks and splashed with shrubs or plants, will help transform your lawn from just a swath of grass to an engaging display of exterior design.
If you’ve been wanting your home to look more like the home of a celebrity, use the tips mentioned above to help take your landscaping to the next level.
When it comes to reading about the latest news about celebrities it seems like a common theme is always someone having a nervous breakdown or on the verge of entering a mental institution. This may leave you scratching your head wondering, “How can a life of fame and fortune possible have gotten someone so sad?” However, despite what things may look like from the outside, it isn’t all perfect as it seems.
Even though things may seem perfect from an outsider’s perspective life as a celebrity can be just as difficult if not more so in day to day life. Here is why they are often prone to nervous breakdowns.
Constant Scrutiny From The Media
Celebrities are under the constant watch of the media and frequently being picked apart about their every move. The popularity of media is so big right now that the public demands to know celebrity’s every move. People want to know everything from what they ate for dinner to whether they hired a dog bite attorney.
With this kind of constant pressure under the microscope, it can be enough to make a person go nuts. Fearing judgment constantly and wondering whether whatever you do will make the cover of a magazine is a lot of pressure. Some people simply aren’t equipped to withstand this kind of life and crack after a while.
Too Much Attention in Public
Imagine every time that you stepped out into the public eye, people were constantly asking for your autograph or staring at you. Even though being famous may seem glamorous, it can be incredibly frustrating after a while not to be able to go to a store and simply buy cereal without having to talk to 25 people in one aisle alone and give 139 autographs, and appear on 3 blogs by the time you reach your car again.
This kind of pressure to have to interact and be constantly under watch is why many celebrities resort to aggression with their fans. The need to be friendly constantly is a lot for one person to take on. At the end of the day, they are only human. Everyone gets grumpy and just wants to be invisible once in awhile.
Access To Drugs And Alcohol
The life of a celebrity is full of plenty of temptation wherever they go. Unfortunately, a large part of the celebrity scene is drugs and alcohol. When you combine the pressures of being a celebrity with the effects of drugs and alcohol people can start to break down quickly and become addicted to substances easily.
This can start to make them feel isolated and lonely which will only worsen their issues.
When it comes to celebrity couples in Hollywood, it’s safe to say that most end after a few short years. Even though doting fans may hope that they stay together forever, sometimes their lifestyles just aren’t the right environment for two people staying together.
What is it about their lifestyles that make it so impossible to stay together, however? You may find yourself wondering how two rich and attractive people with everything at their fingertips could possibly find unhappiness once they meet the right person. However, the answers may not seem as impossible as you might think. Here are some of the biggest factors for why most celebrity couples don’t last.
With fame and fortune also comes a very busy schedule. Celebrities are expected to show up at premieres, give performances, attend galas, and above all, work. Depending on what kind of celebrity they are, their work schedules can require them to be abroad working extremely long hours for months at a time. When actors star as superheroes or appear in any sort of major Blockbuster, this usually means at least a year of their life working nonstop.
When two celebrities who both have a schedule like this attempt build a life together, it can start to become nearly impossible to see each other, despite their best intentions. At the end of the day sometimes it simply comes down to being a matter of scheduling.
Temptation From Costars
When actors and actresses are cast into steamy love scenes with other attractive co-stars, despite how professional they might be, it can be extremely easy for them to slip into a mutual attraction.
Spending long shooting hours together as well as simulating a romantic relationship on the screen can start to spark feelings. This can start to quickly create strain between a relationship and frequently jealousy.
Drugs And Alcohol
Being a celebrity means having access to a world full of temptation and indulgence. Often the pressures of a famous lifestyle can be so much for a person to handle that they turn to drugs and alcohol as a refuge.
When addictions arise not only can it affect a relationship between two people because their behavior which is dramatically different, but it can start to affect their ability to stay loyal. There are frequently situations in which stars are heavily under the influence of substances which results in infidelity.
Pressure From The Media
Since celebrities are under the watchful eye of the media and heavily dissected by the press, rumors can start to flood on the covers of magazines and on blogs.
Sometimes the pressure of the world analyzing their relationships and creating rumors can be enough to send celebrity couples over the edge.
Sometimes magazines will invent affairs, arguments, or any other kind of dispute between a couple which may be based on no facts at all. However, it plants the seed of doubt which will inevitably lead to their breakup as a result.
Celebrities are definitely not immune to awkward injuries and other mishaps. In fact, because of a lot of different types of stage routines, they are in more danger of slip and fall injuries than many other professionals would be. Lots of people like to humanize famous people that they admired, and relating to them concerning clumsiness can have a soothing effect on the mind.
A few well-known instances of celebrities joining the most graceful global award include Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Florence Welch. Katy Perry managed to enter herself and after party before she had a scheduled concert, whereas Justin Bieber and Florence Welch both injured themselves during performances. These aren’t necessarily things to laugh at or about, but they certainly are a great equalizer when it comes to feeling connected to your favorite artists.
Katy Perry at an Afterparty
When you injure yourself in a slip and fall accident, or have an event that causes personal injury, if it’s not your fault, you should probably call a lawyer. When a celebrity gets hurt tripping and falling, they have that same option, but in many cases, they choose private options. One of Katy Perry’s notable performances was when she had a flesh colored bandage around one of her legs. She had tripped and ended up having to go to the hospital because she needed stitches in her leg. Obviously, she was well enough that the show had to go on, but it was deathly a matter of speculation during her performance.
Justin Bieber Tripping On Stage
No one denies that Justin Bieber puts on a good show. However, one thing that can happen as you’re running around is that there are trip hazards present they can put a wrinkle in your day. Justin managed to trip on something that was on the stage during one of his performances and rolled his ankle quite badly. He managed to finish the performance, but he had to go to the hospital the next day to get a cast, which he was seen with for his next shows.
Florence Welch’s Big Jump
At a Coachella one year, Florence Welch decided she was going to be more active than usual and jumped off of the stage to get more interactive with the audience. Unfortunately, possibly because she was barefoot at the time, she managed to break her foot getting off of the stage. For the rest of Coachella, she had to sit on stools or otherwise keep away from standing too much to be able to continue her performances. Accidents happen, and even famous artists have to deal the consequences. You can put up as many safeguards as you want, but there’s always the chance that something is going to get in your way, or some part of their body is going to twist or impact something to create an injury.
Looking fabulous is part of being a celebrity. Showing up looking like a million bucks is expected and anything less could lead to being criticized in the press or being mocked by their peers. Being a celebrity may seem like it’s all fun and games but in fact, there is an enormous amount of pressure to fit a certain bill. Constantly under the microscope of the public eye, it can be a lot to handle trying to live up to these standards on a daily basis.
Awards shows are probably the most paramount time of year for a celebrity as far as expectations to look their best. Everyone across the world is watching to see who they’re wearing, who they’re with, and whether they win an award or not. The pressure is on, and it’s their job to deliver results to the fans. Here is how celebrities go about preparing for an awards show.
They Work Out
Months before the awards show celebrities start getting their bodies ready to be photographed for some of the most elite publications in the world. If ever there was a time for their bodies to be in top form shape, it’s at an awards show.
Sometimes you’ll see them working out sometimes 3-5 hours a day depending on their fitness level and goals. Since many of them are cast in action movies it is part of their job to have bodies like professional athletes.
In addition to working out regularly and intensely, they follow strict diet regimes and often take on the help of a nutritionist to make sure that they stay consistent.
They Find The Perfect Outfit
An awards show is no time to throw on just any old dress and run out the door. It is crucial to put on something that will stand out from the rest of the crowd and make designers drool over trying to get their hands on seeking them out for the next awards show.
Celebrities can spend as much as 7 months trying to choose which designer will represent them and which dress is best. Their final choice is crucial since it will be commented on and seen by a large part of the world.
They Practice Their Speech
Preparing their speech is something that is important since it will be televised live in the event that they do win. It is crucial that they are ready for anything. Actors and actresses only know in the split of a second if they’ve won or not, so they have to be ready to thank all of the necessary people from family and friends to the production team. So practicing their speech is important.
It seems that every time that you look into a magazine and look into the closet of a celebrity they seem to have the most amazing walk in closet that you’ve ever seen. Clothes of the finest quality spread from wall to wall. It seems that they own one of every color of the same shoes.
Imagine walking into your own closet and feeling like you are in your very own department store full of everything that you own. You may find yourself dreaming of how your closet can look like this. Here are some of the ways that you can get started transforming it.
Using the proper shelving for your closet so that you display everything is the first step to transformation. Make sure that it has the proper amount of support so that you can put not only clothes on it but also all of your shoes.
When you have shelving as well as the proper bars to hang your items from you can fit much more into your closet making it even more of a department store wonderland.
Organize By Color
One of the best things that you can do to give it an organized feel is by organizing your clothes by color from dark to light. There is something incredibly satisfying about being able to search through your clothes when they are color coded.
For extra organizational color coding try having an individual shelf for each color. This way you have even more separation and can find things even easier.
Lots of Mirrors
Putting a lot of mirrors in a small space gives it a bigger feel. When each wall is reflected on the other you get the impression that the space is much larger than it actually is. In addition to increasing your sense of space, you can also get the best view of your outfit from each potential angle.
When you can see yourself from every side you can really get the best idea of whether an outfit works or not.
Lighting is everything when you are decorating a space. Rather than having a harsh bright light, try opting for something soft but which also provides enough light to see everything.
Christmas lights are a great way to light up a space which gives a peaceful and dreamy feel. You can string the lights across the ceiling which gives a calm mood to the closet.
Not only does a warm light like this give a certain mood, but it is also very flattering for trying on clothes in your best possible light. Lamps are also a great option as long as you choose a lower wattage.
Many people think that being famous is all fun and games. They imagine that a day in the life of something recognized by everyone must be a walk in the park. After all, they have access to any place they’d like to go to, people admire them, and they can afford pretty much anything that their heart desires.
What many people don’t realize, however, is that there are plenty of things that celebrities often complain about which goes along with the territory of fame. There are often hidden negative points which no one could understand unless they experienced it themselves.
When it comes to the not so fun side of being famous, here are the things celebrities complain about the most.
Imagine every time that you stepped out of your house there was a herd of photographers anxiously chasing you for the perfect shot of you doing something which could be newsworthy. Websites and magazines will pay big amounts of money for these photos, so this means that the paparazzi are often willing to do whatever it takes to get the shot.
Celebrities are often put in danger and are victims of accidents following a pursuit from the paparazzi, in some cases even leading to death. Next time you think that it might be fun to have yourself on the cover of a magazine, try to ask yourself at what price, and everything that comes along with the territory.
Not Being Able To Do Simple Tasks
Sometimes our day calls for putting on a pair of sweatpants and running to the store for a jug of milk. Or going to the post office and buy a book of stamps. We often take these simple tasks throughout the day for granted. Celebrities don’t have the same kind of freedom to be able to do simple daily tasks since they have to worry about being recognized and mobbed.
People are often so star struck and excited about someone that they’ve seen in the movies or on their favorite shows, that they lose control and mass hysteria can begin. This can be interesting in the right setting, however, when all you want to do is put some gas in your car and you haven’t even had your morning coffee yet, it can be incredibly suffocating.
People Trying To Take Advantage Of Them
Often celebrities complain that they have issues getting close to people since they are constantly having to wonder if people only want to use them for their fame and fortune. Since it is all too common for celebrities to be taken advantage of, it can be extremely isolating having to wonder if people are genuinely your friend, or if they just want something from you.
Many people look through magazines at the spreads of celebrity homes which seem to be something out of a fairy tale. There are beautiful spreads of color, exotic furniture, and beautiful decor which they could only dream of having.
It isn’t impossible to achieve this sort of dream house for yourself, however. Sometimes even though we are on a budget it doesn’t mean that with the right skills and a bit of creativity we can’t recreate this glamorous look and feel of our favorite celebrities homes.
Here are some of the best secret tips for making your house look like a million dollar home on a budget.
Lots Of Light
One of the most common traits of a celebrity home are large windows. When your home has lots of light streaming through there is an air of spaciousness giving your home has a grandiose feel.
Try to let as much light into your house as you can, and make use of any windows that are already there. IF your home is lacking in light then you will start to feel a lack of space. The smaller your house feels, the less that you will feel like you are in that big fancy home of your dreams.
If you don’t have many windows to work with, consider replacing your windows with bigger ones which will give your house an even brighter and bigger feel.
DIY What You Can
One trip to the furniture store is enough to make you start having a heart attack over the cost of nice furniture. Something as simple as a couch can cost upwards of thousands and thousands simply because it is a sleek design.
However, having a home full of modern and beautiful furniture isn’t something that is only limited to rich people and celebrities. There are plenty of ways to DIY your furniture to make it look like it costs far more than it actually does.
Try taking a look online at various blogs to see which sorts of projects might work for you and the look that you want to achieve. You’d be surprised to find the sorts of things that you can make with only a few simple supplies that would otherwise put you out thousands of dollars in a regular store!
If you look at celebrities homes a common trait that you will find is that they frequently have fresh flowers displayed throughout the house. This is a way of brightening up your living space and giving it a breath of fresh air with color and life.
Consider growing your own in your backyard to save on money. Otherwise, you can try to find high-quality artificial flowers which are so convincing hardly anyone will be able to tell they aren’t the finest picks of the day from the best florist in town!
Celebrities seem to have a special sort of existence that most day to day people could never identify with. When you see a celebrity walking down the street they seem to have a particular sort of aura that truly does set them apart from the rest. The certain “X-factor” that many celebrities possess is something that can’t be taught or purchased.
With this charisma and X-factor, however, also comes a lot of situations that happen only to celebrities. Here are some of the things that they are faced with on a daily basis that are totally foreign to everyday people.
Their Personal Business is Public
The life of a celebrity is an open book since they are under the watchful eye of the public. Every single move they make is observed and watched by magazine headlines. If they are pregnant, it will be in the news. If they get into an accident, it will be on the cover of a magazine.
It can be easy to judge celebrities from the outside, however, it is important to imagine how it would feel if your own personal business were made public for the whole world to see. For some celebrities, it is enough to drive them to madness. Some have mental breakdowns while others turn to substances to numb the breach of privacy.
They Get Asked For Their Autograph
It may seem exciting to imagine walking down the street and being asked for your autograph. Being acknowledged can be exciting and can be perceived as having importance in the world. After a while, however, the novelty can begin to wear off and you realize that you can’t even go to the grocery store without someone asking you to sign your name for them.
Even the most gracious of celebrities can start to lose their patience since it can be very hard to be kind all day long with this kind of attention. Sometimes you just want to be able to drive in your car or walk down the street without being recognized.
They Have More Money Than They Know What To Do With
Some celebrities make so much money that they couldn’t spend all of it even if they tried. While this may seem like a dream come true it can actually be a huge burden having this much money. You feel an enormous amount of pressure to make the right choices financially.
Not only that but you can start to question people’s intentions that are in your life. You start to wonder if you are actually friends with them or if they are just using you. This can be a very isolating feeling in the end.
When it comes to celebrities in Hollywood that everyone has heard of, there are definitely some that stand out from the rest. There are those who are mega famous and those who you only see once in awhile. Regardless of what level of fame they have, the fact is that they all shared similarities in getting there.
People who achieve fame all have the same set of habits and mentality when it comes to visualizing their future success. They envision themselves someday living in luxury homes and drinking the finest champagnes. They practice the same way of thinking and doing and all seem to come out on the other side doing just that. Here are the ways that most celebrities became celebrities.
They Were Ambitious
Unless you have a rare case of someone accidentally becoming famous by circumstance, usually celebrities become famous because they have an urge to be something bigger than they ever imagined possible. They foresee a life of extraordinary success and are willing to stop at nothing to get there.
The kind of people who consider themselves to be ambitious eat, sleep, and breathe their dreams and can’t seem to think about anything else. If you are the type of person who can’t seem to imagine their lives any other way than the way they see it in their dreams, then you have the world at your fingertips.
They Stayed Persistent
No matter how many times that you hear the word “no” or “you aren’t good enough” someone who shows persistence is willing to keep getting up and trying again no matter what the cost.
The persistent person doesn’t hear “no” when someone says “no” but instead hears a “maybe if I try again.”
They Weren’t Afraid To Fail
So many people fail to reach for their wildest dreams because they the risk of failure overwhelms them more than the excitement of possibly succeeding.
When you want something so badly that it outweighs your fear of being rejected, then you have the biggest key for success.
They Had a Unique Talent
Most celebrities are famous because they have a certain “it” factor that is unique just to them. Whether their talents are unbeatable, or maybe they are rather mediocre at acting but are exceptionally good looking, whatever it is that sets them apart from the rest makes them stand out as a unique force.
Try taking a look at your own features and talents. What is that you could offer to this world that no one else could? If you can identify it, then focus on that and make it shine and maybe just you could be the next biggest star in the world.
Wanting to look fabulous like a celebrity is something most people would admit that they would prefer any season of the year. However, looking good in summer is particularly desirable since you seem to be showing the most skin. Not to mention it is a season for going out, being seen, and feeling your best.
It seems like your favorite celebrities always seem to have that perfect “summer look” down perfectly. From the bronzed skin to the perfectly slicked hair that doesn’t seem to miss a beat regardless of the wind, sweat, or any other conditions. Have you ever wondered how you can look just as fresh as a celebrity during those summer months? Here are some tips for pulling it off.
Put on a Little Tanning Lotion
Nobody wants to look pale and ill. Therefore having bronzed skin during those summer months is a must. If you are cautious about laying in the sun too much try using a simple bronzing lotion which will give your skin a healthy glow without the added worry of any damage to your body.
There are a variety of different options from a gradual bronze to an instant overnight Hawaiian glow. Depending on your skin type and how subtle you want your color to be you can choose accordingly.
Get Waxed or Shaved
When dressing for the warm weather and wearing little dresses, shorts, bathing suits, and skirts no one wants to have hair peeking out in places that it shouldn’t be. Sleek and smooth is the way to go. Make sure that you keep your skin hairless and summer ready by getting waxed or keeping on top of your shaving duties.
If you tend to suffer from irritated skin or ingrown hairs then you may want to opt for waxing since this is something that makes the hair less thick and prone to irritation after waxing for an extended period of time.
Lighten Your Hair
When you think of summer, often the words that come to mind are light, sunny, happy, and carefree. Part of feeling light means being light. Consider lightening your hair for an extra energizing summer boost which will put you straight into the summer vibe.
Consider going to see a professional for this kind of service since bleaching your hair on your own can lead to disastrous results.
Start an Exercise Routine
One thing that most celebrities have in common is being in great physical shape. When you make an effort to get into great shape you can be sure that you will feel much more confident about yourself. Having a “summer bod” will put you into a confident and happy state of mind that will make your summer that much better.
Wanting your house to look like a celebrity’s means that you want it to look expensive, feel big and extravagant, and above all gives you a star status. When you walk into your house you want to feel proud of where you live rather than like it is just thrown together.
In order to look like a celebrity’s home, you don’t necessarily need to live in a mansion or have a butler. All it takes are some basic additions that give you that celebrity status. Here are some of the best things that you can do for your home to give it that celebrity sparkle.
Standout Decoration Pieces
When you look in magazines at stars homes you find that their furniture is anything but ordinary. Their house is equipped with bold furniture pieces standing out with creatively executed design, and bright colors and bold textures.
By sprinkling your house with a few statement pieces your aesthetic will come across in the same way as the stars. Larger than life and confident. These statement pieces don’t have to be a million bucks at an expensive furniture store either. They can be DIY or things that you find second hand. Try to make it something original with flair and set it as the main decoration piece of your living room to set the tone.
A Fully Loaded Mini Bar
If there is one thing that a celebrity is known for its being able to offer their guests a cold beverage. Celebrities are known for wild parties and flowing drinks. By having a mini bar which is fully equipped and ready to go you can ensure that you have the top of the line treats to offer your guests.
Try to buy a cocktail book and teach yourself how to make a couple of drinks with a shaker. Nothing says “status” like making a cocktail from scratch and drinking it in a fancy glass in your own home.
A Workout Room
If you have any extra room in your house which you aren’t using, consider using it as your own personal exercise room. This doesn’t have to mean that you invest in huge workout equipment that costs thousands. It simply means setting aside space where you can make sure that you will have an area to get in shape and get physical.
A Big TV
While you may not be able to afford a full on home theater system, it is certainly possible to imagine yourself with a big TV for viewing parties with all of your guests. It doesn’t get more celebrity status than having a large TV and sound system. Technology is definitely a status symbol!
Celebrity weddings are often the dream weddings of ordinary people. Apart from the wardrobe, the setting and decorations are what fans also take into account.
One of the main attractions in a celebrity wedding is the flower decoration including the bride’s bouquet. Flowers are an important part of this memorable occasion and although wedding planners may choose the ones to use for the decorations, the bride often has a say in choosing her bouquet.
So what kinds of flowers make it to a celebrity wedding? Here are some of the not-so-ordinary ones that have graced the most important event in the life of a star. They have also given inspiration to numerous weddings of average couples.
The roses never cease to be a top pick as a wedding flower particularly for celebrities. Not many people know that there are actually around 120 varieties of roses available. Among them are the Rosa Antike and Constance Spry. Whether you want to use just pure roses or mix it with other flowers, you can be sure to achieve a great looking bouquet. The peak season of roses are in spring, summer and autumn.
Celebrity Gabrielle Union’s bouquet featured all ivory white roses when she exchanged I do’s with basketball superstar Dwayne Wade. Actress Marisa Coughlan’s bridal bouquet also had roses mixed with dahlias, freesia and lisianthus. The rose and dahlia combination was also used in the low-standing table centerpieces during Hillary Duff’s wedding to Mike Comrie.
The ranunculus flower features plenty of petals that are balanced on a curved stem and is in bloom during spring, summer and fall. It blends beautifully with most flowers whether you use the closed and open ones. A great way to use this in a wedding bouquet is to mix the open and closed ranunculus with the others.
The white ranunculus was used in the wedding bouquet of Jessica Biel when he married Justin Timberlake. It was also mixed with peonies, roses and sweet peas in the bridal bouquet of Jaime Dugan of “Survivor.”
Peonies are one of the must-have flowers of celebrities. It is fragrant and comes in a variety of colors except blue. The only downside of this flower is its available only during a short period of Spring from April to June and you can find them in most states in the U.S. Imported peonies are also more expensive. Actress Drew Barrymore opted for the colored peonies mixed with garden roses during her wedding while Nicole Richie preferred an all-white peony bouquet.
Clematis is a bell-shaped flower great for cascading bouquets and floral crowns. Its leaves can be included to add a touch of greenery. This flower is best paired with scabiosas, dusty miller, vines & spray roses.
This may sound like a fish specie but this is also a flower from the Ranunculaceae family. The anemones are in full bloom from October through May so even if you get married during the winter season, you can still get it. What makes it so unique is its bluish-black center. It also has no scent hence, best for people with allergies and even as centerpiece for reception tables.
The amaryllis is a winter flower because its peak season is during December through February. Also referred to as a Christmas bloom, it features a full silhouette. If you want a flowing bouquet, the amaryllis is best paired with jasmine vines, evergreen, narcissus and roses.
When it comes to the best selfies around, celebrities seem to know the secrets. They always seem to look perfect even in bed with morning hair and no makeup. But how do they do it? While us mere mortals struggle to get a decent picture even with 15 pounds of makeup and a full styled head of hair yet we still come out looking like a hippo, they seem to look effortlessly fabulous.
These celebrities have the formula down. All it takes is a few know-how’s of what to do, and you’ll be pumping out great selfies in no time. Here are the tricks of the trade for you to get started with.
A Quality Camera
First thing is first. You are going to need a quality camera. This means using a pro camera with a great lens that is going to make you look like you just stepped onto the cover of Vogue Magazine. If this isn’t in your budget, try opting for a phone which is equipped with a great camera.
If you aren’t sure which phones are the best choices, you can do some research online and compare. Usually, you will want one with 12 megapixels or higher. This will ensure that you come out looking crisp and clear without grain or blur making your photos look amateur.
Photo Editing Software
Ever notice how these celebrities never have fine lines or wrinkles in their selfies? This isn’t because they magically fell out of bed looking this way. They are definitely getting technological assistance hiding those imperfections and flaws.
You will want to make sure that you use an editing software which naturally blurs out your fine lines and spots and dots without looking overly edited. You can find several options on your phone within the app store, or if you really want to get fancy you can use a more advanced desktop application like Photoshop.
Knowing Your Angles
One of the best ways to get a good selfie is to know your angles. This means lots of practice! Try taking photos from a variety of directions, using different arms, lengths, cameras, mirrors, and faces.
Once you start to get a feel for exactly what your best poses are for your features and how to capture them, you will take selfies effortlessly.
Lighting Is Everything
One of the most effective ways to get a good selfie is to make sure that you have a great lighting. Your face should be well lit and the light should be hitting you from above not from below. This way you aren’t highlighting the bottom of your face which can accentuate the wrinkles and darkness under your eyes and double chin.
Sometimes it seems as though the world has turned upside down and celebrities who are making the news are there for all the wrong reasons! This one was arrested for stealing jewelry while another one is advocating violence due to the outcome of a political campaign. Where are the days when celebrities who made the news were role models for our youth? And, where are the celebrities who spend even a small portion of their wealth lifting others up out of the depths of despair?
Like Tai Lopez, they may be out there but certainly not making headlines! Having risen from the pits of debt, Tai makes it his life’s ambition to share his ‘secrets’ to success so that others may have an easier time picking themselves up and starting over. This is one Celebrific entrepreneur who actually deserves to make the headlines!
Teaching Others to Climb Their Way Out of Debt
What makes Tai special is his ambition to teach others the skills they need to rise above their current state of debt. Most people seem to stay in debt, a cycle that’s hard to break, and in the program he developed, Tai shows how to break our cyclic behavior that keeps us at the bottom of his 5 layered pyramid. His 67 Steps are based on his own personal journey from despair to prosperity, and in defining the steps he took that carried him all the way up the ladder of success, he shows others that it can be done. More importantly, he shows how to do it!
It’s Not What You Have – It’s What You Do with It
One of the things that Tai mentions over and over again when giving his talks at seminars or during his videos on the 67 Steps is about what to do when you reach the very pinnacle of success in your chosen field. Repeatedly, he mentions philanthropists such as Bill Gates who pours a great deal of his own personal wealth into the Gates Foundation and oddly, that news takes a backseat to the latest Microsoft / Apple war on which brand is more popular or which brand has the latest technology.
It’s amazing that true celebrities get sidelined while those who espouse deviant lifestyles make the headlines. Perhaps that is why so many papers are going under? Of course, that is only part of the issue and the other part of the ‘story’ is that readers are simply looking for their news online. Still, there is something to be said for real Celebrifics to make the headlines.
Consumers Really Do Love to Read Success Stories!
In reality, most consumers really do love to read success stories. As Tai Lopez points out, those stories of celebrities overcoming odds to ‘hit the big time’ inspire them to do more in their own lives. He says that too many people are saying the American Dream is dead, but truthfully it is just being sidelined. A huge number of people dream of making something of their lives but few real-life heroes are stepping forward to show them the way. This is one of the reasons why he is making it his life’s dream to teach others to reach for the sky.
Each person has a different perspective on what success means to them, and so reaching the top won’t be the same for everyone. However, he claims that when you get there you’ll know it. When you have more than enough to live comfortably, that’s the point where you know you’ve reached the pinnacle and that’s the point where you step forward and share your Celebrific story whenever and however you can. As an advocate for social media as a platform, Tai suggests more celebrities should use sites like Facebook and YouTube to inspire others to greatness. With role models like Tai, the American dream can be (and is) very much alive.
When you’re a celeb, your every move is watched and monitored by paparazzi, adoring (or even obsessed) fans, and even thieves. Thieves know that celebs are the perfect target for a burglary with the combination of celebs having expensive electronics, jewelry and other lavish items in their home and the fact that celebs are often traveling a lot and rarely home. Some famous faces know that they can be easy targets so they have taken some large and hard to believe security measures when it comes to protecting their homes. Here are just 3 celebs who have taken home security measures that are hard to believe.
Arguably one of the best professional quarterbacks to ever play football, the five-time Super Bowl winner has taken the ultimate precautions when it comes to keeping his home and supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen and kids safe. Tom Brady is not known for being much of a spender when it comes to luxury cars or flashy clothes, but when it comes to homes, Brady likes to take home security measures that you would find out of a fairytale. Brady actually designed his family home to be surrounded with a moat. Burglars would not only have to outwit his state of the art security system, they would actually have to get wet by having to swim to get to their property.
Tom Cruise has been a household name for decades but also has a reputation from his staff for running his household with military precision. The movie star and prominent Scientologist reportedly has the best money can buy when it comes to security. If you want access to his home, be prepared to encounter a heavily monitored gated property with armed guards. If you want to work in the Cruise household, be prepared to undergo intense background testing in order to be hired there. Even then, only certain employees can go into designated zones throughout the Cruise estate.
The billionaire and Microsoft founder has a mansion that is incredible. His home has technology built into every room, a 23 car garage, 24 bathrooms, a reception hall, swimming pool, and a trampoline room. With a mansion as amazing as his, of course, you want to take crazy security measures to protect it. It is reported that Bill Gates has the most advanced security systems that money can buy to protect his home and he also takes personal security to new measures by traveling in public with bodyguards always being by his side.
There is no need asking these celebs if a home security system is worth it. All 3 have fame and fortune and want to protect themselves by taking these incredible security measures to keep their home and family safer.
Celebrities are role models and it’s just fitting that they lead a healthy lifestyle to influence their millions of fans in a positive manner. Many Hollywood celebrities, in particular, have shun meat products and are now following plant-based and animal-free diets. They are called vegan celebs.
In the U.S., 2.5 percent of residents are vegans while five percent are vegetarians, according to a PETA report. Unlike what some people believe, those sticking to a plant-based diet can still consume vitamins and minerals while reducing their intake of calories and fats. They are also helping preserve the environment as they use fewer resources.
In support to this vegan lifestyle campaign, there are various groups now promoting vegan fashion. The Blue Rubies Faux Fur Collection, for instance, is using 100% vegan and cruelty-free merchandise and the company behind it emphasizes the essence of being fashion forward without having to harm animals.
Here are some of your favorite celebrities who now stick to a vegetarian diet.
Actor Alec Baldwin was forced to follow a healthy lifestyle after being diagnosed as prediabetic in 2011. He became a vegan and in 2012 lost 30 pounds. This was during the time he bagged the SAG award for Best Actor in a TV Comedy.
Did you know that Carried Underwood has been a vegetarian since age 13? Having grown up on a farm, she has witnessed animals being killed which discouraged her to consumer animal products.
In 2011, Underwood became a vegan but she clarified that her diet is not strictly without meat or dairy. She considers herself a practical vegan who still eats meat and dairy products on certain occasions such as for social or cultural reasons.
Casey Affleck is married to a fellow vegan and celebrity Summer Phoenix. This Goodwill Hunting star is an animal rights advocate.
Affleck related that her becoming a vegan was influenced by a childhood pet, his first dog. The was owned by an abusive couple who would not let him hold the pet.
Ellen de Generes
For popular comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, several books on animal rights and diets influenced her decision to become a vegan in 2008. She said that her love for animals was a major reason to follow a plant-based diet. Her wedding with Portia de Rossi also in 2008 featured a vegan menu.
As part of her commitment, DeGeneres started a blog called “Going Vegan with Ellen.” She and wife Portia are also owners of a vegan restaurant.
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is another happy vegan celebrity. She claims her plant-based diet has given her more energy and has made her feel so much better.
If there’s any food she misses, though, it’s butter. For her, butter makes everything tastes better.
Natalie Portman was already a vegetarian for a long time before becoming a vegan. It was in 2009 when she went vegan after the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Unknown to her many fans, she also blogged about her becoming a vegan on The Hufftington Post taking note of the compromised welfare of slaughterhouse workers and the harsh effects of mass productions of animals on the environment.
In 2011, however, Portman went vegetarian again but only for a year while pregnant saying that her body was craving for foods with dairy products such as eggs and cheese. By 2012, she reverted to being a vegan and in fact, an all-vegan menu was served during her wedding in the same year.
Usher is among the male celebrities who follow a healthy diet. It was in 2012 when the singer-songwriter-dancer went vegan. Reports have it that Usher’s father died of a heart attack in 2008 and since then, he has committed to leading a healthier lifestyle.
He has, in fact, encourage Justin Bieber to do the same but the Canadian singer has not stuck with the plan.