Monthly Archives: March 2011

Beyonce Knowles in Marc Jacobs Sunglasses


Beyonce has axed Daddy as her manager. According to her publicist, the Grammy-winning singer will no longer be managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, announced through a statement to The Associated Press. Beyonce stated that though they have parted ways on a business level, “I am grateful for everything he has taught me…he is my father for life and I love my dad dearly.”  She didn’t elaborate on what led to the split, but her father said in a separate AP statement that the decision was mutual. “Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success,” he said.

Mathew has managed all aspects of Beyonce’s career since she debuted as a teen in the multiplatinum-selling group Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s and throughout her superstar career as a solo artist. Her career includes 16 Grammy awards, top-grossing movies Dreamgirls and Obsessed, fashion ventures and lucrative endorsements. She’s released three multiplatinum albums – “Dangerously In Love,” “B’Day” and “I Am … Sasha Fierce” – and has 12 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. There was no comment on who Beyonce’s new manager will be, but can’t help but wonder if hubby Jay-Z will be taking over the reigns. Besides, together they were named the 2010 top-earning power duo in Hollywood by Forbes Mag after pulling in $122 million. Beyonce is all diva in these blingy zippered booties and  Marc Jacobs aviators–at night, no less. Frankly, though, when you’re Beyonce you can get away with anything.  –rpuccia

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Amy Adams in Prada Sunglasses

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Born while her father was stationed at an Army base in Italy, actress Amy Adams got her start on the stage, performing in dinner theaters. She made her screen debut in the 1999 dark comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous alongside Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy and Kirsten Dunst and landed the role of Brenda Strong, the love interest of con man Frank Abagnale, Jr. (played by none other than Leondardo diCaprio) in 2002’s Catch Me if You Can. More recently, Amy’s lent her voice to Disney’s Enchanted—she received a Golden Globe nom for her performance as Princess Giselleand tackled roles in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Julie & Julia, Leap Year, and The Fighter.

It was just announced that Amy will play Lois Lane in director Zack Snyder’s upcoming flick Superman: Man of Steel. MTV reports that most fans love the casting, except for one tiny “flaw.” Amy’s 36 while Henry Cavill, the actor that will be playing her on-screen superhero, is 28. The 9 year age gap has some fans feeling puzzled, but comics writer Mark Millar tweeted “Lois won a Pulitzer and kinda given up on guys by the time she meets Superman. She can’t be a 25-year-old. She needs to be formidable.” Age difference or not, one thing’s for certain– Amy looks dazzling in these gorgeous Prada sunglasses! They’re available in black with gray lenses, blue gradient with blue gradient lenses, and tortoise/honey with brown gradient lenses. Protect your peepers in style!

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Britney Spears in Tom Ford Sunglasses


All those Britney Nation fans out there longing for Brit’s live-performance “salad days” are apparently still in for a wait. As she kicks off a series of promotional performances for her latest album Femme Fatale–the pop star’s first stage appearances since her massive Circus tour wrapped in 2009–everyone really, really wanted to believe Britney can still turn it out. Why? Because at the top of her game, she really was the real deal — a game-changer, a superstar, a “slave for you.” But, my have times changed. In her two gigs this past weekend–Friday night at Las Vegas’ Rain nightclub in the Palms resort and Sunday afternoon at a taping for Good Morning America– Brit performed three tracks from Femme Fatale: her first two singles “Hold It Against Me” and “Till the World Ends,” and “Big Fat Bass,” produced by The Vegas set was even recorded by MTV for a special that will be broadcast this week to help promote the album.

But as in her video for the first single “Hold It Against Me”, her recent stage performances were riddled with limp and lifeless dancing, and were void of her once ferocious glares and determined gazes into the camera, aka “feeling.” There’s no question she hasn’t been on her game since the album In the Zone came out in 2003. The last time anyone saw her dance with any conviction was in like 2004 and the last time she turned on her mic for a live performance was probably the great wardrobe malfunction of March 2009. Whatever her reasons for the lackluster moves and stoic emotion on stage, she does pull it together here in a cute straw fedora and gorgeous Tom Ford shades, available in four frame hues.  –rpuccia

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Kourtney Kardashian in Round Oversized Sunglasses

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We’ve all got our doubts as to the “reality” of Kourtney Kardashian’s reality shows Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, but the eldest Kardashian sister made her official acting debut earlier this week. The 31-year-old socialite / entrepreneur played the part of personal injury attorney Kassandra Kavanaugh (KK, get it?) on the long-running ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Kassandra got arrested with Cristian Vega (played by David Fumero) after they both punched the same guy at the gym, and she had entertaining lines such as “Oh snap. This is getting interesting!” Needless to say, critics didn’t exactly give Kourt’s performance a standing ovation, but you’ve gotta give the gal some credit for trying—it’s not easy to look that hot or wear that much makeup during a workout!

Kourtney’s also appeared on 90210 alongside sisters Kim and Khloe, but they played themselves—not sassy attorneys. Even though she’s hiding beneath these round oversized sunglasses (is she trying to dodge the paparazzi? Good luck with that!) Kourtney’s perfect skin and windblown hair make her look like the glamour girl all we know and love.

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Justin Timberlake in Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses


Turns out, they apparently weren’t in synch. Reps for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel released joint statements that said the pair “mutually decided to part ways.” But recent reports reveal the harsh truth: Timberlake, 30, “had been aggressively trying to end things” with the actress, 29, since the Golden Globes Jan. 16, one source close to the singer told Us Weekly. What’s more, the pal added that JT “had not been happy with Jessica for close to two years.” (The couple got together in January 2007, shortly after Justin’s split from Cameron Diaz.) “You’d be surprised at how soon the love was lost on this one,” the friend continues. “Justin said he was miserable.”  Ouch, that IS harsh! Justin reportedly finally fessed up to his feelings about the relationship shortly after his Jan. 31 birthday saying he didn’t want to marry her and it didn’t feel right. What’s worse,  the source said Jessica was blindsided. “It just stung her in the heart.” Sources also revealed an even uglier truth–that even in their final discussions, he didn’t come clean about his rampant affairs with other women (including actress Olivia Munn, among others.) “He didn’t admit the cheating, even though we all knew it,” the insider says. To add insult to injury, Timberlake partied the day of the split announcement. Now that’s just wrong.

But, Jessica doesn’t seem to be sitting around boo-hoo’ing either. Just five days after announcing the split, she was spotted cozying up to her Playing the Field costar Gerard Butler. Currently filming the flick in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jessica and the 300 hunk were first spotted out for a crew member’s birthday, then two nights later, throwing back margaritas at a Mexican restaurant. Seems they’ve both moved on. Here, JT’s bringing sexy back in a pair of Dolce and Gabbana wraparound shades.  –rpuccia

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