August 18, 2012 |
Worried about making a great impression on the first day of school? Even Miss Teen USA, Logan West, admits to feeling nervous on first days. "I was like petrified," the 18-year-old says. "I think it's just because it's a new year, it's new people, it's everything. " Often it's tempting to want to start a new school year - or any new chapter - with a totally new look as well. Just last weekend Miley Cyrus chopped her long locks into an edgy pixie crop and tweeted it for all the world to see. "Miley's cut is a bold move, and I have to say it's flattering on her," says Yesenia Almonte, beauty director for Seventeen magazine.
August 16, 2012 |
Lauren Conrad of "The Hills" fame -- and also fashion-line fame and "L.A. Candy" novel series fame -- has an online video series called Crafty Creations. In it, she undertakes low-end DIY projects, such as melting crayons on a board and calling it art, making a bracelet out of washers, and building corkboards from wine corks. Supportive commenters leave messages like "Lauren~ Just when I think you have done it all you come up with Crafty-creations, Absolutely LOVE!!!" and "You are still so adorable!
September 18, 2011 |
Mark Wahlberg has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $13,995,000. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1985, has been updated throughout. In addition to the main house with a two-bathroom master suite and four other bedroom suites, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse and a 2,500-square-foot detached gym with a boxing ring are on the property. The actor trained there for his starring role in "The Fighter" (2010). The 1.75 acres include a swimming pool with a grotto and waterfalls, a putting green and a sports court.
HOME & GARDEN
September 7, 2011 |
Reality TV star Lauren Conrad has listed a Sunset Strip-area home for sale at $2.25 million. The renovated 1920s Spanish-style house was featured on MTV's "The Hills. " Entered through a gated courtyard, the 3,000-square-foot home has wrought-iron work, an original Spanish tile floor, four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. There is a lap pool and an outdoor fireplace. Security includes 10 cameras. Since her stint on "The Hills" (2006-09), the 25-year-old Conrad has started two fashion lines and written several books.
September 29, 2009 |
For the last four years, Kristin Cavallari has been a struggling actress living in L.A. She hosted a now-defunct UPN show about party planning that was canceled after two episodes. Earlier this year, she played alongside Rob Schneider in a high school comedy that went straight to DVD. Now Cavallari has landed a role in which she knows all eyes will be on her. She'll take over for Lauren Conrad as the star of MTV's most-watched series, "The Hills," which continues to follow impossibly beautiful, thin and rich twentysomethings as they galavant about L.A. The series returns tonight at 10. Despite billing itself as a reality show, "The Hills" has only become less realistic over its five-season run, and its increasingly weary star, Conrad, allowed the drama of her friends to take center stage.
April 6, 2009 |
"The Hills," the MTV reality series supposedly following the life and times of rich Californian Lauren Conrad, isn't so much about her as it is about "Lauren Conrad on 'The Hills.' " The show's fifth season premieres tonight and marks the beginning of the end of Conrad's carefully orchestrated small-screen persona. The 23-year-old reality star, weary of living in front of cameras for the better part of five years, is after this season leaving the show that has showered her with pop culture fame.