As human beings we aspire, or at least try, to be the perfect version of ourselves. We exercise, eat well, dress well and sleep well so that we can look good. Celebrities who have lived their entire lives under the public microscope can tell that it is never easy. Most of their audiences level harsh criticisms about their appearance despite putting them on a pedestal and falling short of worshipping the ground they walk on. [Read more…] about 3 Celebrities that Have Gone Under the Knife
Star Wars is one of the most iconic film series of all time. Spawning video game franchises, toy franchises and even food spin-offs and theme-park rides, it counts its number of loyal international fans in the millions.
It’s not hard to see why. Dizzying action-based plots set in fantasy worlds in other galaxies, its escapism at its finest. Couple that with cool and intriguing characters, a story of good and evil and even a sprinkling of romance and its appeal transcends any one specific demographic.
As for things you don’t know about Star Wars though? Check out the following five surprising facts. But not before you check out this fantastic infograph, helping to showcase the movies’ most iconic vehicles for a little added excitement ahead of the newest film, The Force Awakens.
On the to facts…
If you ever saw that episode of “I Love Lucy” where Lucy and Ethel spot famous celebrities at the Brown Derby restaurant, you might think it’s silly to go to a restaurant just to spot celebrities. Whether you’re a star gazer or you just like quality food, restaurants that are frequented by celebrities are always the best places in town to eat.
Brentwood Country Mart, Los Angeles
This barn-themed village is filled with luxe shopping, eating, and just hanging out. This is one of the most celebrity-dense areas where you’ll see the likes of Ben Affleck, Cheryl Hines, Reese Witherspoon, and Heidi Klum. The family friendly environment means there are lots of little stars running around. Spend your money at shops like Jenni Kayne and Sugar Paper before heading to Farmshop for some lunch.
Nobu, Los Angeles
Owned by sushi extraordinaire, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and co-founded by Robert DeNiro, this restaurant is the place in LA to go for world-class sushi. According to Timeout.com, if you want to see the stars, make sure you ask to be seated in the main dining room instead of the bar. If you are lucky enough to swing by the private dining rooms, you’re more likely to catch sight of stars like Bradley Cooper, Magic Johnson, and Kim Kardashian.
This semi-casual Italian restaurant serves up a delectable loaf of bread and a mouth-watering pizza (of course). Frequent visitors say that even if you don’t see any celebs, the food is so good you probably wouldn’t notice any unless they sat down at your table. Don’t come in big groups; the restaurant has more seating options if you come as a duo. As you’re gnoshing on that bread, keep an eye out for JLo, Rihanna, and even the curmudgeonly Gordon Ramsay.
Fig and Olive–Melrose Place
Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry, and Leo DiCaprio all love this New York Mediterranean restaurant. No matter how much you want to see a star, unless you like olive oil, not even rubbing elbows with Johnny Depp will make this meal worthwhile. Every meal begins with an olive oil flight and the oil is used frequently through your entire meal, even dessert. The courtyard is great for a lunch break and a frequent pit stop for stars worn out from shopping all over Melrose Place.
M Cafe de Chaya
This uber healthy restaurant serves up piles of food that the most gorgeous stars love to scarf down. You’ll see trim stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Alba, and Kate Bosworth getting their macrobiotics (also what the M in the restaurant name stands for). If you want to catch any glimpse of a star you can, then ask to sit on the patio. It’s right next to the parking lot so you’re sure to see whoever shows up even if they don’t sit by you. If you’ve never been here before, make sure you check out a menu ahead of time to make sure macrobiotic food is your thing.
Is there any better combo than celebrity-quality food while you rub elbows with someone famous? If you can’t think of anything better, then these star studded eateries are everything you need.
Many people in states located across the country have endured the effects of the polar vortex that brought freezing temperatures, and in some cases, measurable amounts of snow. Most just prepare and buckle down for winter. A number of celebrities, on the other hand, have the means and the desire to escape the cold and the frozen precipitation by venturing to some of the most idyllic destinations on the planet.
This island in the West Indies regularly welcomes a bevy of celebrity guests. Warm sunshine streams down on the 365 glorious beaches that offer the chance to bask in a lounge chair or partake in any number of water sports. Rain forests provide a tranquil refuge away from the cities and maddening crowds. Some of the many popular people who vacation or own homes here include Denzel Washington, Giorgio Armani and Oprah Winfrey.
The culture, the food and the spectacular views along the coast draw many all year long. Ishcia and Lake Como are some of the locations that stars frequent. Although, there are probably few locations along the coast that are any less amazing. George Clooney owns a private villa in the country and was recently wed here. Channing Tatum and Sofia Vergara are also fans.
This private paradise was purchased by Richard Branson in the 1970s. Within three year’s time, the entrepreneur converted the property into a luxury resort. When desiring to visit the secluded destination, celebs have the chance to rent the entire land mass that comes complete with accommodations and staff. Kate Winslet, Mel Gibson and Steven Spielberg are some of the many famous people who journey here for a much needed break.
Rio de Janeiro
Long associated with beautiful people who enjoy a good party, this location has it all from picturesque beaches to hopping nightlife activities. While strolling along one of the many beaches, guests might catch a glimpse of Javier Bardem and his stunning wife Penelope Cruz. Gerard Butler and Madonna are said to be some of the many who go clubbing when the sun goes down.
The French Riviera is another hotspot where the rich and famous regularly visit. A host of five-star hotels and amazing beachfront properties are part of the attraction. Others prefer to arrive via private cruise yachts. Whether merely running from winter or desiring a romantic getaway, celebrities might be found enjoying water sports by day or hitting Club 55 by night. Catherine Zeta Jones and family, Tom Cruise and the Beckhams adore the destination.
Not all are easily chased away once the temperatures start dipping. Many find solace in stateside retreats. Some actually enjoy the crisp, clean mountain air and the powder found on the slopes of Colorado. Telluride offers world class skiing, along with a variety of other winter activities in the renowned resort community. Unforgettable views remain one of the main attractions. Tom Cruise has a 400-acre property here and is one of many who enjoy snow skiing.
While the ladies of Hollywood often get the attention for the fashions that inspire current trends, many male actors display an equal amount of fashion sense. From brand name casual wear to expensive tailored suits and accessories, a number of celebrity men deserve recognition. Here’s Celebrific’s all time best dressed Hollywood men.
Off the screen, this handsome, humorous and intelligent actor regularly sets a fine example in men’s fashion. Giorgio Armani remarked that Clooney can make any suit look fantastic. One may be hard pressed to think of a time while out in public that the Hollywood star appeared less than presentable.
Regardless of the costumes his characters may be called upon to wear, when attending a special event, Gyllenhaal always dresses in good taste. In addition to preferring classical American styles, he makes a point of adding a personalized touch of something trendy.
Singer, actor and all around cool guy, Foxx masters the art of looking dapper. It does not seem to matter whether he dresses casually in jeans and a sweater or in a shimmering three-piece suit, he emits an air of elegance.
Not unlike his James Bond character, Craig is also considered fashion-conscious. He is also a man who is not afraid to accessorize. Bright scarves, funky shoes and elaborate pocket squares are but some of his many choices.
Depp displays a fashion sense all of his own, which some label as bohemian chic. He is well-known for dressing in other than what some might expect an A-list actor to wear. He much prefers hats, scarves and layered apparel that often masquerade his ageless handsome appeal.
On his show, “Mad Men,” Hamm’s character dresses for success. Some men look great regardless of what they choose to wear. Hamm is one of those men. In real life, he prefers what some may call “old-school fashion. He is often seen in jeans and over-sized sweaters when not wearing professionally tailored suits.
Fashion and style rank high enough on Timberlake’s priorities that he established his own line of clothing. Since reaching adulthood, he is recognized for his style that often includes retro newsboy caps, sweater vests and glasses. His unique preference and apparel choices have earned him the title of “King of Geeky Chic.”
Once voted by People Magazine as “Sexiest Man Alive,” Gosling and his model good looks has spawned many remarks. He reminds many of someone who just stepped off a runway.
Though most women find his devotion to his wife one of this rocker’s most attractive features, when out in public, he is often seen donning the creations of Tom Ford and Versace.
His young daughter Suri is often recognized for having a knack for fashion. A characteristic she may well have inherited from her famous father. When not starring in a variety of films, Cruise is often seen in casual, preppy and sporty apparel that always seems to exude class.
From “Fresh Prince” to numerous starring Hollywood roles, Smith has come a long way from jeans and quirky outfits. Today, the mature star is better known for his upgraded fashion choices that often include a suit.
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