Sunday, August 4, 2013

Raven-Symoné Makes Provocative Statement About Gay Marriage

Raven-Symoné (WireImage) Raven-Symoné is not one to talk about her sexuality.
When the National Enquirer wrote a story last year stating that the 27-year-old was living with an openly gay former "America's Top Model" contestant, AzMarie Livingston, she kept her response brief: "My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I'm dating to know. I'm not one for a public display of my life."
So on Friday, when she tweeted a message in support of gay marriage, multiple reports blared that the former Disney Channel star was coming out of the closet.
"I can finally get married!" she wrote. "Yay government! So proud of you.
She later clarified the post in a statement to omg!.
"I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," she said. "I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.
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Fashion Faceoff: Jennifer Aniston vs. Salma Hayek

Golden girl Jennifer Aniston and spicy Salma Hayek show off their A-list style in the same dress ... but who really wore it best?
Jennifer Aniston (Getty Images) Salma Hayek (LIMELIGHTPICS.US)
What they wore: A suede shift dress with a drop-waist and flared skirt from Balenciaga.
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When they wore it: The "We're the Millers" star put her toned pins on display in a slate version of the frock for the launch of her Living Proof Good Hair Day Web Series in New York City on May 8. Hot mama Hayek rocked the design in pale pink as she strolled through West Hollywood on July 29.
How they styled it: The "Savages" actress was summer chic in the dress, which she paired with espadrille sandals, rose-colored sunglasses, and a white leather bag. Aniston kept accessories to a minimum and let the charcoal creation speak for itself.
She polished off her look with super-sleek tresses, nude heels, and a gold watch and earrings.
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Judge's scorecard: Hayek definitely did the suede number justice thanks to her matching accessories, but Aniston's simple take on the look somehow managed to upgrade the otherwise simple monochromatic dress without overdoing it. She looks so chic, right?
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Celebs Are Hot for Black Leather Trousers

It's the latest Hollywood trend! Celebs are ditching their denim and slipping into their skin-tight black-leather trousers. LeAnn Rimes sported the look Thursday on an upcoming episode of "Fashion Police," and Selena Gomez rocked the pants during her "Good Morning America" concert back in July.
Even Russell Brand has tested out the look. And while it may be hot outside, the heat can't get between Hollywood fashionistas and their black leather pants!
Check out the vid to see which other A-listers have rocked the trend, and be sure to watch "omg! Insider" for the latest in entertainment news.

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Burning Question: Why Are Some Celeb Babies So Rarely Seen?

Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green, and their son's feet (Sharky/Splash News) Wait, Megan Fox is having a second baby? The public has never seen an official photo of the first one yet, right? Is hiding a kid the new way of doing things in Hollywood, sort of the opposite of selling your first baby photo right away to a magazine? How can a star possibly keep a kid away from paparazzi? — Ellen R., Maryland
Well, I'd like to say that a new wave of classiness is spreading across the entertainment business, spurring stars to shun high-paying magazine deals in favor of either (a) Blue-Ivy-esque candids on Tumblr (b) free, Duchess-of-Cambridge-style photo ops in front of the jolly old Lindo Wing or (c) simply protecting one's child from the spotlight, a la Kim Kardashian .

Except that's not exactly the story. Here's a fact: Magazines are paying less for first photos of celebrity newborns. As I reported here in June, Kardashian may have been able to hawk the first photo of her daughter for a cool $1 million ..
. 5 years ago. Now the market has softened into the mere low six figures, not exactly a huge payday for the likes of her.
Which is one possible explanation for why Kardashian keeping her kid klandestine.

"The wait is one way she can really increase the demand for that first photo," says Mark Pasetsky, former managing editor of OK! magazine. "If she'd come out with the baby right away the demand wouldn't have been that big and she wouldn't get that much."
There may also be a bit of image management going on in the examples I cited above.
"There's a big trend of celebrities releasing their baby photos on social media to show they're not selling out," says Pasetsky, now a communications consultant at Mark Allen & Co . "It's a reputation management thing.
That said, at least some of the Celebrity Stealth Baby Phenomena is a matter of principle. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. for instance have always been obsessive about their private lives.

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, and Suri in 2006 (Giles Harrison/Splash News)
As for how stars are keeping their children out of the public eye, trust me when I say that celebrities have more power than you think.
For example, in the case of Megan's first baby, Noah, paparazzi did snap a few photos of the tyke in his first months. And those photos did make their way to some very high-profile blog pages.
But no sooner did those photos go up than angry phone calls from Fox's publicist came in, and the photos were promptly removed. Many entertainment sites fold like houses of cards if a celebrity publicist gets antsy.
There's also a chance that some of these stars are simply biding their time before releasing a first official photo. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes waited four months before putting their kid, Suri, on the cover of Vanity Fair. And Madonna waited until daughter Lourdes was 1 before releasing the first official portraits in that same magazine.
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Check out some of the priciest celeb baby photos:

Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt Parents: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Magazine: People and Hello!, 2008 Reported price: $11-14 million Copies sold: 2.8 million... more  

Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt Parents: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Magazine: People and Hello!, 2008 Reported price: $11-14 million Copies sold: 2.8 million less  

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