Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nick Lachey in Gucci Sunglasses

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It’s been an exciting year for hunky, boy-band alum Nick Lachey. He recently married long-time love Vanessa Minillo back in July and just announced they’re having a baby this fall. Now this dad-to-be is reportedly getting set to hit the road with his old boy bandmates from 98 Degrees–fellow Ohio-natives Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre, and bro Drew Lachey. Popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s for hits like “Because of You” and “If She Only Knew, 98 Degrees is said to be planning a fifteen-city reunion tour slated for this summer.

But for now, he’s focused on becoming a dad. “This is the one thing that more than any other I’ve looked forward to, and it’s overwhelming,” Nick said on Live! With Kelly after announcing his wife’s pregnancy. During his appearance on Live! he described the moment he found out: “She was in New York and I was in the Bahamas,” he said of discovering the big news. “She went to the store and got a pregnancy test and it came back positive. We’re having a baby!” Nick will surely take on his new baby-daddy role in high style as he does here in a hot plaid shirt and Prada shades, available in four fab frame finishes.  –rpuccia

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Kim Kardashian in Sleek Square Sunglasses

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You have to admit, after Kim K. got flour-bombed on the red carpet while promoting her new fragrance at the London Hotel in West Hollywood last week, her reaction was pretty surprising. Instead of going straight-up diva (as we may have expected), she had a pretty good attitude about it. She literally dusted herself off (well her mom did with a blow dryer) and headed right back out on the carpet to finish her event with head held high. She told E! online: “That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me.”

But now that Kim has had a chance to mull over what happened realizing the incident could have been much more serious,  she may be changing her tune and is considering filing charges against the flour-wielding woman. “I think, ‘What if that was some other substance? What if that person had a dangerous weapon? It’s scary,” she told E!. She continued that what scares her even more is that the woman acted as if she was a part of the press–she just came out of nowhere. Kim explained, “I said earlier no I wasn’t [going to file a complaint] I am just going to think about it, because I don’t want someone to think they can really get away with that.” Adding, “I’m gonna definitely deal with it because it is not acceptable.” Can’t say we blame her on this one. Here, she is poised and picture-perfect in sleek oversized square shades.  –rpuccia

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Jennie Garth in Christian Dior Sunglasses

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Another Hollywood couple has bitten the dust–Jennie Garth of Bev Hills 90210 fame and actor Peter Facinelli, the Twilight series “Cullen” patriarch, announced they are divorcing last week after 11 years of marriage. The couple–who met on the set of the 1996 TV movie An Unfinished Affair and wed in 2001–announced the news after rumors started really swirling when Peter hit the Hunger Games premiere red carpet–sans Jennie AND his wedding band–bringing middle daughter Lola instead. The couple has two other daughters, Luca and Fiona. Their announcement also squashed talk that any “third parties” led to the split: “There are rumors out there which are completely untrue and hurtful to our family,” Jennie and Peter told Us Weekly in a statement. “We just want to make it very clear, there are no third parties involved.”

In a recent clip posted on ETOnline, Jennie opened up about the painful split from the Breaking Dawn actor and the prospect of raising her three daughters as a single mom. “Being out here on my own with the girls is not going to be easy, but I know it’s the right thing for us right now,” she said. The now twice-divorced star–she was was previously married to Daniel Clark from 1994 to 1996–also says she’s “excited about what’s next.” Here, she takes a step in the right direction in these chic oval Christian Dior shades.  –rpuccia

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Jessica Simpson in D&G Sunglasses

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Head-turning nude baby bump cover photo for a high fashion magazine (April issue of Elle mag hits newsstands March 30th), check. Choose really cool baby girl name (Maxwell-Maxi for short), check. Throw a fab, celeb-filled baby shower soiree, check. On Sunday, Jessica crossed yet another “must-do” off her preggo list, as she was joined by more than 50 of her close friends and family, including her Texas kin and stars like Ellen Pompeo, Simpson’s sister Ashlee Simpson and Jessica Alba for a  pink-and-yellow-themed baby bash held in L.A.  The event–organized by celeb party planner Mindy Weiss–was reportedly a co-ed and “kid friendly shower” with many of the guests bringing their own babies. Tube-shaped balloons and spring tulips filled the venue and she received tons of gifts mostly wrapped in pink gift wrap and boxes including books, stuffed toys, clothes, and more.

She also took the opportunity to deck out her baby bump in a clingy, light blue snakeskin-print dress with ruffles. The Fashion Star judge accessorized with cute boho-style braids. As she and fiance Eric Johnson get closer to the day they will finally get to meet their daughter, the first-time mom insists she’s not scared — even though doctors have estimated the little girl’s birth weight to be approximately 10 pounds. (ouch!) “I figure if all these women all around the world can do it, I can do it,” she said. And she’ll undoubtedly do it in style, like she does here in a form-fitting bias-cut dress and diva-worthy D&G oval shades.  -rpuccia

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Rihanna in Ray Ban Sunglasses

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It’s no secret that pop superstar Rihanna is besties with Katy Perry (RiRi even threw Katy a Vegas bachelorette bash for her ill-fated marriage to Russell brand back in September 2010), but the big question remains when will these gorgeous pals collaborate in the studio? “We have been working on this for years. We still are trying to make a song together, Katy Perry and I,”  Rihanna recently told Access Hollywood correspondent Jill Martin on the set of a photo shoot for Vita Coco’s new flavor, Tropical Fruit by Rihanna. “She is one of my favorite musicians, as well as one of my favorite people in the industry.” RiRi added that Katy’s uncalculated and very sure of herself which are very rare traits in the music biz.

She assures fans that while a RiRi/Katy hit is definitely in the works, they’ll  have to be patient. “I won’t say that it’s happening right now, but it’s going to happen.” As for her own music, the 24-year-old Battleship star is taking her time to develop the style for her next album, while dabbling in fashion. “Actually, I have not started working on new music. I’ve started working on the new sound, but I haven’t started really recording yet,” she said, when asked when she’ll return to the studio to record new music. “This year, we’ve kind of left a little room to play in other playing fields, like movies, acting [and] fashion. I’m getting into fashion a lot more, really spearheading it as a designer.” We can’t wait to see how the fashion endeavor plays out! In the meantime, RiRi continues to make big, bold style statements in thigh-high boots, denim cut-offs, a new longer blond ‘do and retro-classic Ray Ban wayfarer shades.  –rpuccia

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