Saturday, June 24, 2006


CLAUDIA SCHIFFER's marriage to film-maker MATTHEW VAUGHN is being tested during the soccer World Cup - because the pair support different teams.
The German supermodel, who, along with soccer star PELE, carried the trophy into the stadium during the opening ceremony in Munich, Germany, is a huge fan of the sport.
She tells German magazine Gala, "Right after the opening ceremony I put on my German soccer shirt and watched the game with my brothers, my sister and my friends. We were all dressed in soccer shirts and sang soccer songs." But back in her adopted home of London, her enthusiasm could cause problems her husband supports England.She adds, "If Germany plays against England, I'll be sitting on one side of the couch and Matthew on the other. I really hope that the two teams play against each other as late as possible so that it's peaceful at home for longer."

Claudia Schiffer Bio:

Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German model who reached supermodel status during the 1990s.
Schiffer began modelling in 1987, after being spotted in a nightclub in Düsseldorf. Weeks later she appeared in Elle magazine. Within a short time she modelled for Chanel. In the early 1990s she starred in Guess? jeans ads in North America. She has appeared in a number of motion pictures.
Schiffer was long engaged to, but never married, the magician David Copperfield. The press later revealed their engagement was contractual. On May 25, 2002 she married film producer Matthew de Vere Drummond, born as Matthew Vaughn, son of George Albert Harley Drummond (also known as George de Vere Drummond).
It was widely reported at the time of Claudia Schiffer's marriage that one day she could become the Countess of Oxford because her father-in-law was in line of succession to the Earldom of Oxford and Mortimer. She is disqualified on two counts: Matthew's illegitimacy would bar him from any succession and George Harley Drummond is not in line for succession as he is not descended from the male line.
Claudia and Matthew have two children: a son, Caspar, born in London on January 30, 2003 and a daughter, Clementine, born in London on November 11, 2004
She has also appeared in the music video of the band Westlife's cover of Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl", as the iconic uptown girl.

Friday, June 23, 2006

McPhee Reveals 5-Year Struggle With Bulimia

McPhee Reveals 5-Year Struggle With Bulimia
Singer Sought Treatment In Between 'Idol' Tapings."American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee finished second to Taylor Hicks, but she still counts herself as a victor in her five-year bout with bulima.McPhee, 22, tells People magazine that she's been struggling to cope with the binge-and-purge eating disorder since she was 17. At her lowest point, she was throwing up seven times a day -- something that could've permanently damaged her vocal cords.

"When I made it onto 'American Idol,' I knew that food -- my eating disorder -- was the one thing really holding me back," she said in the issue that hits newsstands this week.
"I was binging my whole life away for days at a time. … So when I got on the show, I said, 'You know what? I can do well in this competition. Let me give myself a chance and just get a hold of this thing.'"
After successfully auditioning for "Idol" in the fall, McPhee sought help. She credits her parents and her boyfriend, Nick Cokas, for helping her face the problem.In October, she enrolled in the Eating Disorder Center of California in Los Angeles and spent three months undergoing therapy for six days a week.

In December, when she returned to "Idol" for more taping, she told the producers about her eating disorder, but kept it a secret from everyone else.
"She says that around the time that she auditioned, it was at its worst and it was really out of control," People magazine senior editor Galina Espinoza said to ABC News Radio.
"She held off until after the show ended to go public because she didn't want it to influence the voting. She wanted the audience to vote for her because they thought she was a good singer, not because they felt sorry for her or in any way made her seem more sympathetic," Espinoza said.
During the competition, judge Simon Cowell called McPhee's voice, "the best of the competition."
These days, McPhee says she's practicing something called "intuitive eating," which teaches you to eat small amounts of food that you crave, and how to stop eating when you're full.
"I learned that there's no such thing as a bad food," she said in the interview. "If you look at a doughnut, people think it's a fattening food. Why? Because if you eat it, you'll get fat? No, you'll get fat if you eat 10 doughnuts."

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Supermodel Klum expecting third child

Supermodel Klum expecting third child
German supermodel Heidi Klum and her husband Seal currently in New York, are expecting another baby, Us Weekly reported.
Klum, 33, and her singer-songwriter husband, 43, are in New York City working on "Project Runway," which will be broadcast July 12 on Bravo.
The couple have a son, Henry, 9 months. Leni, 2, is Klum's daughter from a previous relationship with Flavio Briatore, a race car driver.

"You'd never have known if you saw her at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards," a source said of Klum's slim figure earlier this month.
"She loves being a mom," said the source regarding their family life.

The supermodel - who is married to British singer Seal - already has a son with the pop star, 9-month-old Henry, and a daughter, 2-year-old Leni, from her relationship with Formula 1 boss Flavio Briatore.The 'Kiss From A Rose' singer is quoted by America's People magazine as saying: "It gives me great joy to announce that Heidi, Leni, Henry and I are expecting a new addition to our ever increasing family."We all feel excited and fortunate to be able to share this experience once again."Last year, Seal, 43, revealed how much he loved beiing a dad.He explained: "What I love most about fatherhood is the opportunity to be a part of the development process of a new life."Henry and I try to spend as much time as possible together. There are days when Heidi and I never get out of our pyjamas. We play with the kids in bed, watch TV, cook and just hang out."The couple met in February 2004, while Klum, 33, was pregnant with Leni. They married near Seal's home in Mexico in May last year.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Gisele Highest Placed Supermodel on Forbes List

Gisele Highest Placed Supermodel on Forbes List
Gisele Bundchen has taken the highest supermodel placing on the annual Forbes List of the 100 most powerful celebrities.
The Brazilian model was number 71st on the list leading supermodels Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Adriana Lima.
Bundchen has appeared in high profile campaigns for top designers including Victoria Secrets, Louis Vuitton and Dolce and Gabbana. Kate Moss came in at number 77 which proved the 31 year old fashion comeback is complete.

Tom Cruise topped the list as the world’s most powerful celebrity which includes rating a stars column inches as well as their fortune.
Forbes said;" Generating headlines isn’t enough to solidify your standing in Hollywood. A fat pay check won’t do either. Only a combination of earnings and sizzle will land a celebrity a coveted spot on our list."

Gisele Biography:

Gisele Bündchen was born in Três de Maio, near Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is the daughter of Valdir and Vânia Bündchen, both of German descent, along with five sisters: Raquel, Graziela, Patrícia, Gabriela and Rafaela. Patricia and Gisele are fraternal twins. Bündchen has mentioned several times that at least one of her sisters has attempted a modeling career as well. Pictures of her family reveal they share the same statuesque bone structures, and long, wavy brown hair.

Bündchen has done ads and runway shows for various fashion houses including Valentino, Zara, Bvlgari, Tommy Hilfiger, Chloé, Celine, Versace, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton. She has also appeared on the covers of Allure, Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Arena, and Rolling Stone. Her curvaceous figure prompted Vogue to refer to her body of work as the "return of the sexy model", since she seems to have marked the end of a trend of "waif" models such as Kate Moss.
Bündchen is rumored to be the face of an advertising campaign for Apple Computer, however, this has yet to be run.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Supermodel stylist show airs down under

Supermodel stylist show airs down under
A reality series hosted by ex-supermodel Rachel Hunter gets its Australian premiere next month.Style Me with Rachel Hunter, a 10-part series featuring wannabe celebrity stylists let loose on the streets of New York, premieres exclusively on the W channel on July 2.
In it, contestants compete in a number of challenges for the right to style Hunter for a red carpet appearance, with the winner also receiving US$10,000 and a one-year contract with a top Hollywood agency.In separate news, US Emmy Award-winning talkshow host Montel Williams will also be making his Australian debut on the W on July 3.

The Montel Williams Show is one of the longest-running daytime talk shows in the US, premiering in 1991 and spanning 15 seasons.The show, which features interviews with politicians, experts and ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances, will air weekdays at 15.00.The two shows will join W's schedule of talk, entertainment and drama programming, alongside Dr Phil, Oprah and Letterman, Sex and the City, NYPD Blue and Love My Way, Australia's multi-award-winning drama.The W channel is available in Australia via Foxtel, Austar and Optus platforms.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Tyra's personal stylist to be pageant judge

Supermodel Tyra's personal stylist to be pageant judge
CELEBRITY stylist Oscar James has been recruited to sit on the panel of this summer's Miss Teen Bermuda Islands pageant.Signing up Mr. James (pictured below), who is the personal stylist of supermodel Tyra Banks and has also worked on the hair of Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and pop star Vanessa Williams, is something of a coup for pageant organiser Terry Smith.

The pageant will take place at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel on August 13. Orientation for the girls taking part will take place at the Bermuda Industrial Union next Monday, between 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m."We are delighted to have Oscar James as an international judge this year," Mr Smith said. "He is well known as the personal stylist of Tyra Banks, who hosts America's Next Top Model television show.
"The pageant is open to girls aged between 13 and 17, who are either Bermudian, or who have been resident here for at least six months."They have to be doing reasonably well at school and they need good inter-personal skills."In the run-up to the event, the girls will get to meet Premier Alex Scott, Governor Sir John Vereker and Lady Vereker, Opposition Leader Wayne Furbert and Hamilton Mayor Jay Bluck.Entrants will face a series of tests including recitals and answering judges' questions on the spot. Five finalists will be presented to the audience.

"There has been increasing competition between the schools in recent years and the last two years, a Mount St. Agnes student has won overall," Mr. Smith said."So we're looking for good representation from MSA again, as well as schools like Berkeley Institute and Bermuda High School."Anyone wishing to know more about Miss Teen Bermuda Islands can contact Mr. Smith on 337-5552.