The Million Dollar Baby star has put her Pacific Palisades home located near Los Angeles for a cool $9.5 million. The ocean-view abode — which the two-time Academy Award winner picked up for $5.8 million in 2007 — features 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
What else does this Swank-y mansion have?
According to the listing, the Mediterranean-style home includes a spacious, top-floor master suite with a corner fireplace, arched windows, open terrace, walk-in closet and a chandelier-lit master bathroom complete with his-and-hers sinks, free-standing soaking tub, separate showers. The master bath itself even has a chair with the 38-year-old’s initials, HS, embroidered on the back.
Other luxuries include a fitness room, a leather-walled cigar room, wine cellar, private pool and spa, and a lower level lounge with built-in wet bar that connects to a 17-seat surround sound theater furnished with custom leather recliners.
The Real Estalker reports that Swank’s big move comes just months after the actress have split with talent agent John Campisi after five years of dating.
What do you think of Swank’s lavish digs? Launch the gallery for inside photos, then sound off below.
In a new interview with Billboard, The Voice coach confesses that she no longer worries about her body, especially when it comes dealing with music label detractors who criticize her size.
“You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it,” Aguilera, 31, says about telling her label off as she recorded her upcoming album, Lotus. “They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body.”
The singer — and her body — has been in the public eye since breaking out with her hit single, “Genie In a Bottle,” back in 1999.
What does Aguilera think looking back at her career?
“During the promotion of Stripped in 2002 I got tired of being a skinny, white girl,” she says. “’I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.”
She also recalled a horrific moment when her record company took her aside to address her curvier frame.
“They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight,” she admits. “Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors.”
“I was heavier, darker and full of piercings! Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour.”
Reality TV starlets Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Kristin Cavallari recently debuted their post-baby bodies after giving birth to their sons in August and — dare we say — both Hollywood moms are looking better than ever.
What’s their secret to losing their pregnancy weight?
Surprisingly enough, both Snooki, 24, and Cavallari, 25, are taking it easy as part of their post-baby workout plan.
Snooki writes on her Twitter that she has yet to hit the G in GTL, telling fans that her recent weight loss is all thanks to breastfeeding her newborn, Lorenzo.
“I’ve lost a lot of my baby weight [that way],” Snooki enthused.
“Also it’s the best for [Lorenzo],” the pint-sized Guidette added.
The Swedish-Canadian actress even compared her cravings to having a hangover.
“It feels a little bit like that gut rot you get the next day where you’re just craving everything that will just soak [the alcohol] up. But I don’t think the hamburgers will soak up my baby,” she said.
After belting out “Dirty Little Secret” on stage at the EMAs on Saturday, Akerman told the crowd that “the night is pregnant with expectations,” and rubbed her belly.
“Beyonce style!” she said.
This is the first child for Akerman and Zincone.
For more of our chat with Malin Akerman, check out the video above.
Two of Hollywood’s A-listers enjoyed some “mommy & me” time this week.
Both Kim Kardashian and Twilight star Ashley Greene were out and about with their maternal units. Meanwhile, new mom Giuliana Rancic took to NYC sans her baby Edward – but with an important message for the masses.
Want more details on these celebrity sightings – and many more? Join us as we go beyond the velvet rope – and see all the action in our photo gallery!
THE WHO: Kim Kardashian
THE WHAT: Hanging with her mom Kris Jenner – and talking about her obsession with her new kitten, Mercy
THE WHERE: The Midori Makeover Parlour in LA
WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Kim, Kris and kittens – sounds kool!
THE WHO: Twilight star Ashley Greene
THE WHAT: Dining with her mother
THE WHERE: Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at Mondrian Soho in NYC
WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: It’s nice to see families bonding. Awwwww.
A push gift — also known as “baby mama gift” or “baby bauble” — is a present a father gives a mother to mark the occasion of her giving birth to their child. In practice, the present may be given before or after the birth, or even in the delivery room.
While flowers and balloons might suffice for the rest of us, celeb dads are spoiling their baby mamas with diamonds and designer duds.
Recently, new mom Kristin Cavallari revealed that she received a grey Hermès Birkin bag from fiancé Jay Cutler after she gave birth to their first child, son Camden Jack.
Hollywood newcomer Rebel Wilson has been winning fans thanks to her back-to-back film hits recently, but the Pitch Perfect actress is winning a very private battle as well, to lose weight.
In a series of video posts, the 26-year-old has revealed she has joined Jenny Craig and already lost more than 33 pounds.
The Australian funny lady jokingly calls herself the “fugly duckling” who has now dropped enough weight that she is “really excellent” at the limbo and can chase after Channing Tatum.
The reason behind Wilson’s weight loss, however, is no laughing matter.
“Some of my dreams have been going really well on the career side, filming movies and TV shows, but the only thing that I feel has been holding me back is my size and how much I weigh,” Wilson said in one of her video blogs posted on Jenny Craig Australia’s website.
“No one dreams of being a fat person.”
Wilson breaks down in one of the video posts, when she describes reading a comment on the internet describing her as “morbidly obese”.
“It is really hurtful when you read comments like that,” a tearful Wilson said.
“If i had to run e.g. like in an emergency situation, if i was lighting my own fireworks or Channing Tatum is at the end of the street and I just had to run, like pissbolt, I could do that now,” Wilson joked.
And staying true to her funny style there is also one more benefit.
“If I was in a plan crash and everyone was like ‘who are we going to eat?’ they might be less likely to eat me.”
To see Wilson’s weight loss blog go to Jenny Craig Australia. Her film Pitch Perfect hits select theaters on September 28 and everywhere else on October 5. Watch an exclusive chat to Rebel Wilson below and be sure to check out all our exclusive Pitch Perfect content.
With one blunt sentence this week — “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15″ — Lady Gaga threw herself into an impending avalancheof celebrities seizing control of the conversation about unrealistic body expectations and the dark paths those pressures often lead to. The revelation, accompanied by a baring-it-all photo, came just one day after X Factor judge Demi Lovato visited Katie Couric‘s show to discuss a long struggle against a harmful self-image. Couric, 55, also admitted she herself battled bulimia from her teen years into and beyond college.
“Striving for perfection is an endless battle,” Dr. Susan Albers, eating disorder specialist and author of five books including Eating Mindfully, tells Celebuzz. “Airbrushing and computerized images have raised the bar even higher, to impossible standards. Thankfully, many celebrities have begun to come forward with ‘real’ photos and no makeup to acknowledge that they are human and want to be held to those standards.”
Dr. Lisa Bloom, legal analyst for Avvo.com and author of Think, a compelling book discussing body image issues for women, finds the actions of Couric, Lovato, and Gaga healthy as well as remarkably courageous. “Women in show business always try to put on a brave front—we have hair and makeup and clothes and we smile when the cameras go on. You’re trying to pretend everything is great, but we’re all human beings and we all have our challenges and I think it’s very brave of them to admit that they struggled like everyone else.”
Smartphones and the subsequent advent of the civilian paparazzo likely acted as catalysts for Hollywood’s swelling shift toward body-image honesty; publicists were formerly the gatekeepers of all things celebrity-associated. “Now celebrities really have no privacy and can’t hide their foibles and their flaws,” says Dr. Wendy Walsh, a behavioral expert and author of The Girlfriend Test. “They’re coming out and combating it by just being human. They’re telling their fans, ‘This is what I’m dealing with.’ In the long run it really helps their career—it makes them more real, more vulnerable, more authentic.”
This may not have been a voluntary move on celebrities’ part—copious shaming has slammed stars like Ashley Judd, Jessica Simpson, Tori Spelling, and even Kate Middleton (from Katie Couric, oddly enough). There’s a baffling dichotomy between stars supposedly “letting themselves go” and caring too much about their appearances. Dr. Albers differentiates between aesthetic beauty and the problems often attached to it. “We love glamour; what we don’t like is pressure, judgment and urging people to live unhealthy, dangerous lives to conform to a certain standard,” she says. “The focus on Lady’s Gaga’s weight was harsh and at times brutal. Hopefully, her admission will lead to a turnaround and encourage support and healthy living.”
Honesty is, as they say, the best policy. But along with candor comes a responsibility to show that issues like anorexia and bulimia can be triumphed over. Dr. Bloom, who calls the self-image crises plaguing stars and young women alike sad, sees a ray of positivity. “It’s hopeful because these women have overcome, certainly Katie Couric. She’s one of the most successful women in our country—journalist, talk show host, everything she does she does it very well,” Dr. Bloom says. “Women struggling with bulimia or anorexia or body issues can look at someone like Katie Couric and see it doesn’t have to be the end of us, it doesn’t have to define us—we can overcome challenges and have a great life.”
Though these messages are just now finally beginning to gain Hollywood traction and hit a built-in audience straight from the mouths and tweets of stars, the prognosis is promising. “I think in the long run, the public will start to understand. Because let me tell you, what’s going on in the psyches of teenage girls because of Photoshop right now is terrible. We have eating disorders, teen depression, teen suicide, so we’ve got to make celebrities real and help teenage girls understand how fake the world of advertising is,” Dr. Walsh says. She has a hard time getting past the fact that America is experiencing an unprecedented increase in female economic and educational success, but “the media has sexualized women and sent a message that all this doesn’t matter, it only matters if you have a nice rack and a high butt.”
Dr. Bloom concurs, noting that America leads the globe in plastic surgery and purchases 40 percent of all makeup produced worldwide. “Hollywood leads the way, but the rest of us all follow,” she says. This is one path her latest book treads heavily, “these ridiculous levels of attention to what we look like instead of what’s going on in our lives, and how that’s lead to a real emptiness in American women and girls. We know something’s missing when all we care about is what we look like. And by the way, our boyfriends and husbands want us to be more than just empty shells that look nice. They’re very much with me when I talk about these issues.”
Even with hopeful prospects, the problem could very likely be at an all-time high. Dr. Walsh says the positive trend of honesty and self-love reflects just a small portion of entertainers. “The rest of them are starving themselves, they are exercise anorexics working out with trainers, they are getting plastic surgery in their 20s—that’s really what’s going on in Hollywood with the majority of celebrities, trust me. It’s not going away anytime soon. The worry to compete and be more beautiful than the next one is enormous.”
So enormous that unfathomably young girls (see: Toddles & Tiaras) deal with it every day. “Half of American girls three to six years old worry about being fat. Twenty percent of girls under the age of 12 are wearing foundation or eyeliner or lipstick every day,” Dr. Bloom tells us. “I urge girls to step away from the mirror and focus more on what’s in your head than what’s in your closet. We have to stop obsessing about our appearance and use our brains. It’s going to help us more in the long run and make us happier.”
Beyond taking action independently and within the self, Dr. Bloom believes a public outcry is warranted. “I think it’s very healthy for women to say, ‘Enough. Stop judging me. And especially stop judging my appearance.’ I would like to evaluate women and men based on our goals, our achievements, our accomplishments, our kindness, our compassion, our creativity—qualities that we have more control over and are ultimately a lot more important in terms of defining who we are.”
And until we reach that moment, what’s the next step for celebrities? “Continuing to insist that there be more compassion and being truly themselves rather than conforming,” Dr. Albers says. “Lady Gaga did that this week.”
For more, watch The Daily Buzz, where Celebuzz Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard and celebrity experts discuss the new trend in body-image honesty and its chances of bucking what Dr. Sara Gottfried calls our “national eating disorder.”
Lady Gaga is sparking a revolution with her body evolution.
After getting wind of harsh criticisms about her recently fuller figure, Mother Monster has taken to her personal social networking website to slam naysayers.
“Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15,” she wrote alongside a full-body shot of herself in her underwear. “But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION to inspire bravery and BREED some M$therf*cking COMPASSION.”
The singer also revealed that she had gained 25 pounds in the past months.
How does she feel about her new curves?
“I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second,” she said on Sirius Radio’s Elvis Duran Show on Sept. 20. “I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that.”
“I’m trying to find a new balance,” the 26-year-old singer added.
It’s all in the kiss. Ryan Gosling has been making hearts flutter ever since he first burst onto the scene on The Mickey Mouse Club.
The now 31-year-old actor has had his fair share of leading ladies to star in steamy scenes with – none of them too foggy in our memory.
Who’s gotten the chance to smooch Gosling?
Celebuzz compiled all of Gosling’s top make out moments with his co-stars, real-life significant others and even a furry friend.
Whether it was the constant PDA between Gosling and his girlfriend of three years, Rachel McAdams, 33 – or his racy scenes with Emma Stone, 23, in Crazy, Stupid, Love –The Notebook star definitely knows how to woo women.
Gosling’s also been known to plant a big one on his male co-stars. He smooched his Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn, at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival at a photo call for the film.