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Posts for December 4th 2009
Gwen Stefani wasn't about to let any Winter weather get in the way of wearing one of her favorite neon bras to the Berkeley Square Christmas Ball in London last night. She paired her see-through top with a pair of shorts for the indoor event, where husband Gavin Rossdale stayed close by her side. The duo is spending some quality time with sons Kingston and Zuma in England, as they gear up for the coming holidays together. Their family recently celebrated Thanksgiving with Gwen's family back home in LA, and now it's time to do a little visiting with the Rossdale clan in the UK.
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Mondays make people sad, and frowns are a leading cause of wrinkles. So before we all reach our golden years way before ever hitting our prime, we think it’s high time to take that sad, droopy Monday and turn it upside down with a Makeover Monday contest.
That’s the fun of it! Take our depressed little day and turn it into the sexy weekday diva it was meant to be by accessorizing it in fun. So visit RefreshYourFun.OnSugar.com and check out the details for your chance to win a Makeover Monday prize pack courtesy of Arbor Mist!
Taylor Swift is on the cover of this weekend's T Magazine style issue. The multiple-Grammy nominee is currently in LA bonding with her Valentine's Day costar Taylor Lautner, but she had time to do a screen test for the New York Times — check out the video. Taylor also opened up in an accompanying interview about what her classmates thought of her music, being an outsider, and using real people's names in her songs. She said:
- On what her classmates thought of her music: "I didn't really have that many friends at school. Kids would heckle me: 'Go sing that country beep.' It just dawned on me that I had to love being different or else I was going to end up being dark and angry and frustrated by school. Sometimes I felt like I was some sort of spy because I would go to school during the day, and then, after school, I had this life that was completely different. I definitely was more nervous walking into my first day of freshman year in high school than I was walking up to record labels and handing them my CD. In school, I learned to stop talking about music because they didn't like it when I did. I led a double life. I kind of started to live in fear when I would sing the national anthem at the 76ers game. If there was a write-up about it the next day in our local paper, I knew it was gonna be a bad day at school for me."
- On her music as a response to being an outsider: "I would sit on the edge of class and watch people interact with each other. I'd watch guys flirt with cool girls and I would watch best friends talk, and I would go home and write about it. If you listen to my albums, it's like reading my diary."
- On using people's real names: "I don't hesitate — people who have no idea that I have a crush on them won't find out through me telling them, but they will find out when they hear their name in a song. There was this guy who opened a couple of shows for me on tour and I talked to him a couple of times, but he never knew that I liked him. So I wrote this song called "Hey Stephen," and when my album came out, I sent him a text message: 'Hey, Track 5.' It was so funny. He sent me back a long email saying, 'Oh, my God!'"
Jennifer Garner was in charge of Violet's school run yesterday morning, though little Seraphina skipped out on going along this time around. Ben has been doing his fair share of carpool duty during Violet's birthday week, but he spent his afternoon dealing with some unexpected car troubles after a lunch with friends. He and Jennifer teamed up last night for the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds ceremony, where she posed on the red carpet before meeting him at their table. Elsewhere in LA, Ben's pal Matt Damon was playing host at his Invictus premiere with Brad, Angelina, and Maddox. Ben will be center of attention soon at his own film's screening, when The Company Men debuts at Sundance.
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