Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet is collaborating with her brother-in-law, fashion mogul Daniel Guez, to launch the new fitness apparel line Caelum. Hitting shelves Spring 2014, the line includes performance tops, sweatpants, pullovers and sports bras – all of which will retail for under $80.00.
Brooke opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her “challenging” yet “fulfilling” family life with four kids: Neriah, 13, Sierra, 11, Rain, 6, and Shaya, 5. She goes on to talk about juggling motherhood and her busy career, saying she always tries to make “me” time a priority.
CBS: Tell us about collaborating with Daniel Guez to launch a new fitness apparel line Caelum.
BBC: “Caelum is an innovative active lifestyle brand that I have collaborated with Daniel Guez to launch in Spring 2014. We focused on designing pieces that truly combine active and lifestyle, something that is obtainable for women who are on the go. Women are spending more time in the gym then going about their daily activities and I wanted Caelum to offer stylish alternatives to the basic active wear.”
CBS: Tell us about collaborating with Daniel and what you both brought to the line. And how did you come up with the name?
BBC: “Danny brings almost 20 years of fashion experience to the table as well as his eye for design and merchandising. He has a wealth of experience launching and building new brands.
What I bring to the table is authentic experience in the fitness space and a passion for style; this is a line where fitness meets fashion. I believe there is a trend in fitness right now; women are working out harder, stronger and longer, and staying in their fitness wear all day long; now they can finally do it with style.
The name Caelum is the Latin word for chisel; it’s also a constellation in the southern sky, which is the inspiration for our logo. I wanted to create an acronym for the word Caelum, which is my message to women everywhere:
- C – Create
- A – Active
- E – Evolve
- L – Live
- U – Uplift
- M – Motivate
CBS: How are your kids doing in school this year? We hear you do the carpools with Jennifer Garner?
BBC: “Yes, I’ve heard that as well — it’s not true.
I have a kindergartner, an eighth grader and lots of action in between. I’m learning to manage the chaos. I’m a chauffeur, a referee, and a concierge…and the bank [laughs].”
CBS: Is Halloween a big holiday in your family? Do the kids have costumes picked out already?
BBC: “Yes, we love Halloween – it is action packed with my brood of six. We’re in the process of decorating our house right now. Shaya wants to be a ninja, Rain wants to be a vampire, Neriah will be Minnie Mouse and Sierra has a handmade Sponge Bob costume. And, of course, it’ll all probably change the day before.”
CBS: Describe a typical day in your household. What time does your day start and end?
BBC: “Never a typical day. 6:30AM, the alarm goes off and I start waking up the kids. First thing’s first: coffee! I make lunches, breakfast to go and we’re out the door by 7:10AM. I carpool four kids, plus a friend, and I try to get my ‘me’ time in by teaching my own booty burn class in the morning.
On show days I head to the ball room straight from school drop-off for a busy day of script meetings, rehearsals, two hours of hair and make-up, a live show from 5-7PM. I’m lucky to make it home by my kids’ bedtimes.
If it’s not a DWTS day, I workout, have meetings consisting of ModernMom.com responsibilities, entertainment industry demands, school meetings, grocery shopping, the occasional coffee or meal with a friend, family dinner at 6PM, homework,8:30PM bed time routines start and by 9PM TV escape-ism; 10 o’clock bedtime.”
CBS: Do you have time to have family meals together during the week?
BBC:”Every night that I am not working, we have dinner together. I’m the chef, which is a passion of mine. I try not to schedule too many social commitments during the week so I can have that precious time with my family.”
CBS: You’ve been very open about your life – especially with your thyroid cancer scare. Is there anything you have revealed to the public which made you go, “Ugh…why did I open up like that?”
CBS: If you were asked to compete in Dancing With The Stars again – would you do it? Why or why not?
BBC: “I don’t think I could host and dance at the same time! I’m very happy to have one Mirror Ball Trophy already – I’m not greedy [laughs].”
CBS: Describe your life in three words.
BBC: “Challenging. Fulfilling. Unpredictable.”
CBS: Anything else you’re working on that you’d like to share?
BBC: “I’ve been a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile for five years, passionately committed to making a difference and raising awareness. This summer I took my family on a medical mission to Mexico and it changed our lives forever.”
From our friends over at The Bump!
Mom, reality star, and fashion designer Kristin Cavallari recently opened up about what worried her the most about having a baby. She also shared what life is like at the Cavallari-Cutler home during football season, and why she doesn’t regret having baby Camden before her wedding.
On her biggest fear before becoming a mom: “At first, I had set myself up for the first six weeks just to be brutal. Everyone I talked to said you walk around like a zombie and you get no sleep and it’s just really difficult. I had set the bar pretty high for it to be really bad and I was actually pleasantly surprised.”
On her best advice for getting through the early weeks of motherhood: “Get all the help that you can. Luckily we had a lot of family around and so my mom came and stayed with me the first week, which helped a lot.”
On what kind of dad her husband, Jay Cutler, is: “We definitely agree on most things, which is great and helps a lot. He is an amazing dad and he has been since day one. He helps me with everything.”
To see the entire interview, please visit The Bump.
Apparently somebody else out there likes AJ and Aly Michalka as much as I do, because here’s my two favorite sisters doing a photoshoot for Icon. And it’s a pretty good one, even if it’s not quite what I had in mind for these two, which involved way less clothing, and a lot more leg wrestling. Oh well. I guess they’re not as close as I thought.
Mmm … Sylvie van der Vaart. I’m like Homer Simpson with a doughnut over this woman complete with drool and half closed eyes. I love the girl, is the point I’m making there. Seriously, these bikini shots of Sylvie in St Tropez are almost too hot. I can’t look directly at them or they’ll scorch my eyes out. I know there are some people out there who don’t really get why some of us go so nuts for Sylvie and I can’t really explain it. If you can’t see it from these photos, nothing I write will make it any clearer.
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Salma Hayek is one bold lady! The Latina actress was spotted all over Lenny Kravitz at Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris show… And her hubby was also in the building! Do you think her hubby is just a trusting kinda guy or is Salma doing too much?
LOL for some reason this photo screams “Beyotch, get ya lil flirty a$$ in the car.”
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Here’s 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Hannah Davis, and if the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because Hannah was in the news last month. Unfortunately though, it wasn’t for taking a stance against discriminatory “no shirt, no service” laws, it’s because she started dating Derek Jeter. So go ahead and enjoy the bikini pictures, and just remember, Jeter may be one lucky bastard, but he’s still going to be home watching the baseball playoffs just like you — only he’s going to be with Hannah. Nevermind, that didn’t work. I still hate him.
It was a star-studded afternoon in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday (September 29).
Some of our favorite celebrity families – such as Ian Ziering and his family, an expectant Gwen Stefani and her sons Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5, and Sarah Michelle Gellar and her 4-year-old daughter Charlotte – attended the Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure premiere at the Dolby Theatre.
Also in attendance was new mom-of-two Courtney Lopez, Constance Marie, an expectant Brooke Anderson, David Burtka and his daughter Harper, Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane and their daughter Billie, and Tori Spelling and her children, to name a few.
“DaddyScrubs bestowed the ‘Daddy of the Year 2013’ distinction on me, and I am very proud of it,” Ian shared.
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“The title recognizes fathers who are very proactive in raising their kids,” the actor continued. “I read to my daughter, Mia, every night and we sing songs before bed. I am also the first one to get Mia out of bed in the morning, and I love making breakfast with her. I have taken all of the cues that I picked up from my own childhood with my father. I am very flattered for the distinction, but it’s really a compliment to my own dad. I am happy to follow in his footsteps.”
Okay, maybe Maria Kouka doesn’t have enormous breasts per say but she is showing off a whole lot of what she has in these shots and I am just fine with that. This woman is gorgeous from toe to tip and I love the fact that she doesn’t seem concerned about what others may think about her. With that said, I think Maria would’ve looked better if she had covered up just a little bit more. I’m not saying she had to cover up completely but I think a little mystery is sexy and there is nothing left to the imagination in that dress. She still looks super hot though – just not quite my cup of tea.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air alum Alfonso Ribeiro and wife Angela celebrated their baby shower on Sunday, September 29. In preparation for their surprise delivery, the couple enjoyed an afternoon of fun games, and gifts from friends such as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
“It was a couple’s shower hosted by our dear friend Essence Atkins,” Alfonso shares with Celebrity Baby Scoop. “We had a great time with many of our close friends.”
He adds: “It was fun seeing everyone’s predictions on the ‘baby gender pool’ where all of the guests guessed the gender, birthdate, weight and height.”
The expectant parents received some lovely gifts at the afternoon soiree.
“Since we’re both fans of the BabyBjorn line, we were excited to receive a lot of their products,” he shares. “We got the cradle, carrier, bouncer and a few other items.”
And it sounds like their A-list pals got into the spirit of giving.
“Angela gets very excited over the onesies and clothes,” Alfonso says of his wife. “Will [Smith] and Jada [Pinkett Smith] included some really nice baby outfits with their gifts that she loves, and her friends got some onesies with logos of our favorite sports teams. She’s also excited about all of the ‘Northwestern Wildcats’ baby clothes, her alma mater.”
In preparation for their baby, the actor, 42, says they’ve been keeping busy.
“We’ve gone to a few classes at the hospital, and both of us are reading the book The Happiest Baby On The Block,” Alfonso says. “I painted the nursery last week, got the car seat, got the hospital bag packed, and have our CORD: USE cord blood bank kit ready.”
As for cord blood banking, Alfonso says it’s been quite an education.
“I didn’t know much at all about storing the umbilical cord beforehand, but after learning more about it and how it can treat over 70 life-threatening diseases, there was no way I wasn’t going to do it for my child,” he shares. “We researched the various companies that do the cord blood banking and felt CORD: USE was by far the best.”
For the upcoming birth, Alfonso says his wife is ”more excited and anxious than anything,” he shares. “She is aiming for a natural birth, but she isn’t putting pressure on herself,” he adds. “If she ends up changing her mind and wants the epidural, she’ll do it. As for me, I’m just trying to help and support her as best I can.”
And they’re staying strong on having a surprise delivery.
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“We still don’t know the gender as we decided to hold out and be surprised,” Alfonso shares. “One thing we know is that it’s a very active baby. He or she has been kicking and punching around the clock. It never gets old to see the little feet imprinted on the belly during the kicking episodes.”
With every God-given talent or physical gift, comes a humbling imperfection like ugly feet, struggly teeth or unsightly cellulite. Believe it or not, some women actually embrace their dimply legs, thighs and booty cheeks while others pay thousands to have their cellulite removed only to resurface weeks later.
Here’s a photo gallery of beloved celebrity women with cellulite. Take a look.
Random Ridiculousness: Fed Up Employee Makes Viral Video Dancing In Office To Kanye’s “Gone” As Resignation Announcement! [Video]
Yeah, I have absolutely no idea what’s going on in these shots of Rihanna in a swimsuit in Barbados. I’m guessing she attended some kind of party or something? And decided to wear a bathing suit to said party? I kid, of course. It looks like it was some kind of beach party or pool party as many of the women seem to be wearing little more than Rihanna. I don’t care about the why of the photos though to be honest. I just care about the fact that Rihanna looks gorgeous and she looks like she’s having the time of her life. That’s really all I need to know.
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K.Michelle And Baller Boo Lance Stephenson Call It Quits After He Was Caught Dirty Dog Cheating With His Baby Mama?!?
K.Michelle Denies Breaking Up With Lance Stephenson
Via UB Magazine reports:
K.Michelle has been dating Indiana Pacers player Lance Stephenson for the last couple of months, but rumors suggest he may still be creeping around with his baby mama. Yesterday, one of our readers claimed he may have been caught in the act after he posted a photo of himself with his baby mama in the background in his bed to Instagram, and after K. Michelle’s fans pointed it out to the singer, she wrote on Instagram that she had broken up with the athlete. This of course was followed up with cryptic posts in which she stated how much she hates liars and why she’s not worried about men anymore.
k.Michelle even went as far to post a picture flaunting her seemingly single status on Instagram:
So many shots fired! Hit the flip to peep K.Michelle confirm whether or not she’s still with Lance Stephenson…
Family Reunion: Keyshia Cole And Estranged Sister Neffe Squash Angry Bird Beef With Warm And Fuzzy TwitPic
Awww, isn’t that sweet?
Neffe Posts TwitPic Of Her Reunion With Sister Keyshia Cole
Keyshia Cole has unapologetically been an open book when it comes to her family. On the singer’s reality show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, we were introduced to her sister Neffeteria Pugh, and the two were working on their rocky relationship.
Last fall, things turned sour when Cole’s sister “Neffe” published a book titled Price I Paid disclosing the ups and downs of their relationship, and Cole, took to Twitter to voice her opinion about it.
Well, the two are back on social media again, this time on a happier note—reuniting at Cole’s Steve Madden shoe launch. Neffeteria tweeted this picture of the sisters together with a message:
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Once again, Alexa Vega is continuing to impress me. Here she is at the 2013 ALMA Awards showing off her amazing cleavage. So now that we know that she has a great rack, I’m curious about that Latina booty. That said, I’m requesting that some creepy Paparazzi dude follow Alexa to the gym and get a shot of her behind in yoga pants. Thanks in advance.
I have a feeling that if Amanda Cerny plays her cards right, she’s going to be very popular soon… with my help of course! So far she is on the right track by acknowledging me on Twitter. However, to really get in my good books we need to start tweeting sweet nothings and follow each other. I feel that there is a chemistry between us, she just doesn’t know it yet.