"Real Housewife" Peggy Tanous: The Crying Guest
Peggy Tanous, cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County, invited her fellow housewives to enjoy a finely cooked meal by celebrity chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken of Border Grill. Guests were less than classy, especially Alexis Bellino, who ruined the dinner by crying in the bathroom without excusing herself or explaining the situation.
What you can learn: Since it was not her party, Bellino didn't have the right to cry if she wanted to. When dealing with a dramatic guest, the best strategy is to keep calm. Defusing the situation will only happen if you can keep your cool. Keep in mind that there are other guests to tend to so be empathetic but firm. Stick as closely to your schedule as possible, and if the guest gets too out of hand, call them a cab and kindly ask them to leave.
P. Diddy: Inviting Too Many People
Whether it is the celebratory launch of an album or a random third Tuesday of the month, P. Diddy is known for throwing the hottest parties. However, at the release party for his album "Last Train to Paris," he took that reputation literally. Jamming 200 people into the posh London NYC penthouse and enhancing the ambience with candles proved to be a terrible combination after a model’s hair caught on fire, according to the NY Post.
What you can learn: P. Diddy's guest list included star-studded attendees, from Usher to Fabolous, but getting a handle on the invite list is crucial. Though it may sound harsh, coming up with an "A list" that gets invited first and a "B list" to fill in for those who decline can keep the amount of guests manageable.
Eva Longoria: Unsafe Party Venue
A birthday bash ended with a crash at Eva Longoria's contemporary Spanish restaurant Beso, when a customer slipped on an allegedly wet floor. Luiza Boyadjian, the birthday girl, claimed that she suffered major physical injuries due to the fall and made plans to sue Longoria's establishment for $25,000.
What you can learn: It’s the host’s duty to make sure the conditions are safe at your party. However, everyone should have a first aid kit on hand to help a fallen friend. If the guest is badly hurt, see to it that they receive proper attention.
Lady Gaga: The Guest Who Gets Too Drunk
Lady Gaga is never one to stifle a rambunctious attitude, but sometimes her guests are too wild for even her. Reportedly, after singer Adam Lambert (pictured) showed up on the coattails of The Scissor Sisters at her 25th birthday at La Cita in Los Angeles, he stood on tables and attempted to smear cake in the songstresses' face. Eventually, Gaga asked security to escort him out, leaving her to return to her birthday celebration.
What you can learn: On occasion, people show up to a party already tanked, but chances are higher that they got this rowdy progressively throughout the night. The host has to keep a clear enough head themselves to determine when someone has had enough. Subtly put on a pot of coffee and offer it to the group, including the rowdy guest, or pass around food to take the focus off the alcohol. If the guest becomes totally uncontrollable, call a taxi and arrange for them to safely head home.
Paris Hilton: The Guest Who Steals
After a party-crasher, self-dubbed "Paz," got into Paris Hilton's 30th birthday party, he proceeded to steal her cake. The $3,200 confection was infused with Lucid-brand absinthe and was designed to fit her Moulin Rouge theme.
What you can learn: If you find out that a guest even if its one that you know has betrayed your trust by stealing, contact the person as soon as possible in order to speak to them privately. Ask first before accusing, but mention that you will be filing a police report.
Katy Perry: The Host Gets Hurt
When Katy Perry "put her hands up" to dance the night away, she ended up falling down with some painful consequences. The singer needed 17 stitches to heal a gash on her leg. Despite the painful spill, Perry tweeted to her fans, asking that they not make fun of her dance moves as she continued with her tour, performing while sporting a skin-colored bandage.
What you can learn: Take a cue from the California Girl herself: The show must go on! If the injury does not need serious medical assistance, use that handy aforementioned first aid kit, fix yourself up, and continue with the evening. Have a second-in-command that friend or family member who came early to help set up so that if the accident does require medical attention, they can take the party reins, and you can make an inconspicuous departure. Practicing safety in the kitchen is a sure way to avoid disaster, so read up on using a safe chopping method and how to avoid everyday kitchen dangers.
Chloë Moretz: Your Guests Trash the Venue
As the star of Kickass and Hugo, Chloë Moretz was given the special honor of viewing the preserved version of Breakfast at Tiffany's for her 13th birthday at Paramount Studios. The lucky teen was also allowed to invite 30 of her closest friends to enjoy this historic moment with her. Sadly, her friends didn’t find the moment quite as special, and took the opportunity to trash the studios while disrupting the film. Moretz reportedly apologized profusely, and cleaned up the studios herself to make up for her friends’ poor actions.
What you can learn: It can be hard to imagine your closest friends and family not understanding how important an event is to you. So, if you’re hosting a specific type of party, invite people who will appreciate the theme or main event. After all, what fun is a themed party if all of your friends think they’re too cool for it anyway?
Heather Mills: Natural Disasters
Torrential downpours take no prisoners — and celebrities are hardly immune. Paul McCartney’s ex-wife, Heather Mills, had a 40th birthday that was supposed to be an intimate celebration amongst friends, but guests were surprised to find her home draped in a tarp after heavy rains and a leaky roof caused the house's top floors to flood.
What you can learn: If guests arrive in the midst of disaster, don't panic. Consider moving the party to a different location. If the house is damaged, turn your party into a backyard affair or vice versa. However, keep a close watch on the weather in the days and hours leading up to the event. If it takes a dangerous turn, it’s better just to cancel the party.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears: Guests Have a Confrontation
After breaking up in March 2002, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake supposedly had an emotionally charged reunion when they arrived at the same club to party. Reportedly, the former couple argued after Spears saw him dancing with then-girlfriend Jenna Dewan. When the bickering calmed down, the two took it to the dance floor and allegedly started a "dance-off" that lasted for 90 awkward minutes.
What you can learn: Inviting two ex-lovers can be like personally inviting drama to your door. Diffuse any potential problems by politely informing your guest that their ex may attend. When there, make sure that the former pair mingle with large sets of unbiased people to ensure a tension-free night.
Michael Fassbender: A Host Who Misbehaves
The star of Shame, Michael Fassbender, became a handful during the premiere party for A Dangerous Method at London's Mayfair. Apparently, he forced his uncomfortable costars Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortenson to waltz around the room with him, played the piano, attempted to kick a photographer, and flipped off the paparazzi. After lighting a cigarette indoors, Fassbender was photographed being carried out through the back by a friend.
What you can learn: Many hosts commit the common party foul of enjoying their own festivities a little too much. A good host has a great time at their own party, but stays in control to keep guests comfortable. Hosts should handle any other obstacles that may get in the way of their guests’ good time. If you are the guest and notice this happening, try to pull the host aside and speak with him or her privately.
13 Celebrities’ Go-To Holiday Recipes to Try Out in Your Kitchen
The holidays are almost upon us, which means it’s about time to slip on our Santa Clause-sized pants, gorge on all the food our hearts desire, and enter into a sedentary state for the rest of winter break. Clearly, Hollywood is on the same wave length, judging from the scrumptious holiday meals they concoct every year.
Celebrity Couples Who Stayed Together After Cheating Scandals
Everyone has a different attitude when it comes to cheating. For some, it’s a dealbreaker, no further questions asked. For others, circumstance is everything. At the end of the day, the only people who know what’s going on in a relationship are the people in it &mdash but that hasn’t made us any less curious about A-list cheating scandals over the years. Many of our favorite couples have gone through rumors of infidelity (or confirmed infidelity) and come out the other side unscathed, often saying it’s made their partnership stronger. From Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Pink and Carey Hart, many celebrity couples have survived cheating scandals, and their comments to the public have given insight into how they found their way back.
Talking to David Letterman in 2018, Jay-Z opened up about the work he and Beyoncé put into fixing their marriage after his infidelity. “I have a beautiful wife who was understanding and who knew I&rsquom not the worst of what I&rsquove done,” he said. “We did the hard work of going to therapy. We love each other, so we really put in the work for years.”
Dean McDermott, who was unfaithful to wife Tori Spelling, told Us Weekly in 2019 that he knew there was a chance she’d walk out right away. “I thought that Tori was just going to run for the hills, and I could totally understand why,” he said. “But she was like, ‘I just can&rsquot turn off the love for you.'”
We’re always in favor of couples doing this kind of hard work confronting their problems and upping their communication skills &mdash a lesson any couple could learn from.
Read on for celebrity couples who are still together and better than ever after a cheating scandal.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2020.
Let's be honest, we've never related to the Grinch more than we have in 2020. I mean, I've personally spent more time making and canceling plans with myself, dressing up my pets for fun, and eating because I'm bored than ever before. I just get the green guy, you know? If you're like me, why not make the most of your newfound appreciation for the Grinch by whipping up some of these fun Grinch-inspired recipes for the holidays?
Next time you're in the mood for roast beast or a sweet Christmas cocktail, scroll through this list of some of the most appetizing, Grinch-approved recipe ideas. From fruity green drinks to decadent green brownies, there's something for everyone. You're sure to impress everyone down in Whoville (and all your Instagram followers, too).
These Celebrity Kids Are Making Their Mark in Music
Throughout history, kids have followed in their parents’ footsteps. First, literally, as they learned to walk, and then figuratively, as they entered adulthood and forged careers. While it’s become rarer in many parts of the world to pass down a family business, there’s definitely a caveat if your parent(s) work in entertainment. Music specifically seems to have a knack for passing down from parent to child, and the list of 2nd-generation singers is as long as it is impressive, including stars-to-be like Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Pink’s daughter Willow Sage Hart, and more.
From Billy Ray Cyrus’ pop star daughter Miley Cyrus to musical legend Judy Garland’s daughter Cabaret star Liza Minelli, there are so many examples of musically talented families where each generation has their own sound to contribute, and where kids can carry on the family business in a whole new way. Many of today’s celeb parents have taken to social media to show off their genetically gifted offsprings’ talents over the years, and it’s safe to say there are plenty of famous kids out there today who will be huge on the music scene in five or ten years &mdash think Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith, or Jennifer Lopez’s daughter Emme Muñiz.
With new celeb kids blowing us away with their musical talents every day, we had to celebrate all the kids who are following in their famous parent’s footsteps as entertainers and entering the music world. Read on to see who’s taking on this Hollywood family business below.
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Throw a Gorgeous Memorial Day Dinner Party with The Forest Feast
When The Forest Feast (Anthropologie, $35), a new cookbook from Erin Gleeson, landed on our desk, we thought we'd died and went to a very Pinterest-worthy heaven!
The innovative cookbook is laid out in double-page spreads: one page is an artful collage of ingredients and hand-lettered directions the other is a mouth-watering photo of the finished product.
"When I look at a recipe, I want to be able to scan the ingredients, see the picture of the finished dish, and have a basic idea of how I could make it,&rdquo Gleeson says. &ldquoMy goal with this book is to present accessible recipes in that way: visually, beautifully, simply."
Gleeson first created The Forest Feastas a blog, when she and her husband uprooted their New York City lives and headed westward. Mossy woods replaced concrete streets and Gleeson, a food photographer by trade and watercolor enthusiast by choice, was inspired by the change in scenery.
&ldquoWhen I started showing my work to San Francisco magazine and cookbook editors, it became increasingly clear that the West Coast sensibility was far removed from my minimalist/slick/well-lit work, shot in high-end big-city restaurants,&rdquo Gleeson writes in the book's foreword. &ldquoMy prospective Bay Area clients wanted less beet foam and more kale chips &hellip so I started cooking and shooting, and I started a blog, calling it 'The Forest Feast' mainly so I&rsquod have a link I could send out to editors. &lsquoThey want earthy, I can GIVE them earthy!&rsquo I thought.&rdquo
As her blog grew in popularity, Gleeson was able to create her dream cookbook. A self-taught cook who is a devotee to fresh produce&mdashwhatever is in her CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery is usually what&rsquos for dinner&mdashshe created an archive of healthy vegetarian recipes that are just as gorgeous as they are easy to make.
The Forest Feast is beyond beautiful. It is transformative. Paging through the book is like being whisked away. Suddenly, you're in Erin's West Coast cabin, buried deep amongst the towering redwoods, footsteps muted by moss. As the golden light drifts through the early evening, Erin produces a spread of drool-worthy goodies that are bursting with color and simple flavors.
These Celebrity Moms Put Their Hollywood Careers on Hold to Stay Home With Their Kids
No two stay-at-home parents have the exact same story, but a surprising number of A-list actresses have gone on a similar trajectory when they have kids. Over the years, some of Hollywood’s hottest leading ladies have opted to turn a corner when they became moms for the first time, turning down movie roles they previously would have leapt at and finding that nothing felt quite as fulfilling as being home with their kids for all the little moments. One other things these actresses typically have in common? The financial means to make the decision to become a stay-at-home mom if they wanted to &mdash and moms including Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner, and Demi Moore all found at one point or another that they did want to.
For every example of a celebrity mom who slowed her workload way down, however, there’s another famous mom who’s rushed back right away, fearing they’d become irrelevant or develop a reputation for being difficult. Megan Fox spoke more about this phenomenon on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where host Clarkson was all too familiar with the struggles she described too.
Fox described the new mom pressure in Hollywood as so intense, she found herself thinking about weight she needed to lose midway through delivering one of her three sons: “I had to be on a TV show. So in your brain, you&rsquore delivering, and I&rsquom like, &lsquoOK, well I&rsquove got to lose 30 pounds in eight weeks,'” she shared. “Those things are really stressful, and you&rsquore supposed to be bonding, and nurturing yourself, and nourishing your baby. That creates a lot of tension and a lot of stress and a lot of anxiety for us to go back to work too early.”
With that in mind, we can understand more than ever why moms like Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore weren’t rushing back to movie sets after welcoming their babies &mdash and why so many of these celebs-turned-stay-at-home-moms emphasize their gratitude at being able to do this above all else.
Read on for more moms who took a break from Hollywood when their kids arrived, and why.
LEGGO MY LEGO!
I don't really keep up with you young whippersnappers' schedules, but going by the cakes coming in I'm guessing summer vacation is starting up. Soooo.
Hey, hoopy froods, school's is out for summer!!
You know what's awesome about summer, besides throwing all those pesky grammar rules to the wind?
Jumping into pools of cubed green Jell-O, that's what:
During the Winter Underlined book tour I actually had a whole Q-and-A session derailed by a discussion on the practice of combining Jell-O with cake. Apparently some of you weirdos do that.
[ducking and running for cover]
That's not all summer is known for, though. There's also the ice cream cones:
(Honestly not sure which parts of that are edible. but I'm hoping the answer is "none of it.")
(I like how even the fake plastic ants won't touch those "french fries.")
This looks like a job for. the Special Pancake Victims' Unit!
And then, after all that food, you get to stuff yourself into a bathing suit:
I actually look exactly like this in a bikini, only paler*. And with more muffin tops. (HEYO.)
(*People tend to think Floridians are super tan, summer-loving sun-worshippers. Hee! SO CUTE. No, we're the ones huddled inside with the AC blasting, laughing at all you crazy tourists are out there getting heat strokes. We also own more sweaters than the average Alaskan, because there is no place colder in the continental U.S. than inside a Florida public building during the month of June.)
And then of course there are the fun-loving hordes of ants.
I swear these things are solar-powered.
Not to mention the blistering heat.
. and family vacations where everyone's miserable except the organizer of said vacation, who is homicidally determined to have a good time.
[One of my most cherished Disney memories is of the family collapsed on a park bench, moaning, while the Dad stands before them, screaming, "We're not here to RELAX, we're here to HAVE FUN."
"I'm having fun! I'm having fun!"
Plus there's nothing good on TV, and the neighborhood kids wake you up at oh-HAIL-no-thirty with their shrill little screams of glee and stomping feet, and all the parks and shops are crowded, and, and.
Huh. How long 'til Fall, again?
Thanks to Tracey D., Adriane M., Sam H,, Kerry L., Lauralee L., Aj M., Jill V., Julie G., Kristin M., and Becky C. for making us realize just how much we need a vacation.
P.S. If you insist on being OUTSIDE in this heat, especially at, say, an Orlando theme park, at least do yourself a favor and get one of these:
Portable Personal Misting Fan
They come in a whole rainbow of fun colors and cost half what you'd pay at a theme park.
10 Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery Mishaps
In an attempt to maintain a youthful appearance, actors and actresses have done their fair share of time in the plastic surgeon's office. A little injection here or there they can often get away with (though they may still be ridiculed by their choice to do so), but time after time, they come out from under the knife with a face full of mistakes. From Jocelyn Wildenstein to Jennifer Grey, these celebrities&mdashmost of whom started out perfectly beautiful&mdashtop our list of the worst plastic surgery results of all time.
Once best known for her role as high school sweetheart Vicky in American Pie, Reid is now better known for her bungled liposuction and breast implant procedure, which she received in 2004. Her bumpy breast scars, however, weren't as disconcerting as her spoiled belly: "I had body contouring, but it all went wrong," she said on The View. "My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing." Reid underwent reconstructive surgery in 2006, and posed for Playboy in 2009 to show off her fixed plastic surgery. Photos by Paul Smith/Featureflash (left) and FilmMagic (right).
Vice president of the high-fashion brand Versace, Donatella, 54, has gone through a series of surgeries since the 1990s. Among other adjustments, her most noticeable changes have been to her nose and lips, and her trademark swollen smackers have scored her a spot on nearly every list of plastic surgery faux pas over the past few years&mdashthough there's no real published evidence that Versace herself is unhappy with the changes. Photo by Retna Ltd.
The still-active New York socialite married into a wealthy art-dealing family and began experimenting with plastic surgery in 1997, shortly before the demise of her 20-year marriage. Having spent a reported $4 million on various procedures, which are speculated to include cheek implants and numerous facelifts, her dramatic changes have earned her the nickname "Bride of Wildenstein," along with "cat woman," due to her taut, feline-like appearance. Photos by Getty Images (left) and WireImage (right).
The Real Housewives of New York City star was attacked by the media in 2008 for unabashedly flaunting her badly misshapen breasts. The former model and "ambassador for wool"&mdashan achievement she mentioned in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, though the public has yet to figure out what that means&mdashhas since had a run-in with both copyright infringement and domestic violence, and doesn't appear to have undergone reconstructive surgery. Photos by WireImage (left) and Retna Ltd. (right).
If the romance flick&ndashloving world hadn't fallen so wildly in love with the face that used to belong to Jennifer Grey, then perhaps her transition would have had less of an effect on her career. Though her aesthetic appearance remains pleasing, unfortunately, the rhinoplasty that she hoped would help her during casting calls relegated her mainly to made-for-TV films. Photos by Retna Ltd.
La Toya Jackson
Michael and La Toya Jackson had an openly tumultuous relationship (she withdrew her family support during Michael's child molestation case), but it seems they had one thing in common: a love for plastic surgery&mdashand perhaps one particular surgeon. In-common procedures include chin and cheek implants, along with the now signature Jackson family pointy nose. Photos by Getty Images (left) and Ritschel/interTOPICS/Retna Ltd. (right).
During the second season of Beverly Hills, 90210, Spelling, who played the lovable Donna Martin, was chastised for her deformed breasts&mdashcomplete with a severe chest depression. She denied having received a botched breast augmentation (for which she allegedly sued the doctor responsible), but finally confessed in 2008 to Entertainment Weekly: "I wanted to come clean that I had my boobs done in my 20s because people falsely write that I've had all these things done," she said, and later added, "I've had the two procedures that probably every other woman in Hollywood has had done." Photos by Retna Ltd.
Lara Flynn Boyle
Inquiring minds aren't certain what changes have been made to the TV star's face, who's best known for her long run on The Practice from 1997 to 2003. But we do know, as is obvious from photos, that the beautiful 39-year-old appears as though she has to work her cheek muscles overtime to let loose a smile&mdashor perhaps the speculated implant in her upper lip is weighing her pucker down? The changes became all-too-apparent throughout her 2008 stint on Law & Order. Photos by Retna (left) and Retna Ltd. (right).
Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson
The red-haired comedian is no stranger to "Top 10" lists of horrifying plastic surgeries. Celebrity cosmetic surgery blogger Anthony Youn, MD, told MakeMeHeal.com that it appears as though Thompson has undergone an eyebrow lift, along with Botox injections, lip plumping and laser peels, which is evident due to his sudden lack of freckles. It's also been speculated that he uses steroids due to his suddenly muscular, veiny physique. Photos by Retna Ltd. (left) and WireImage/Getty Images (right).
Hey Mickey, you're not so fine&hellipanymore. After his resurgence in the movie The Wrestler, fans were puzzled at the former boxer and screenwriter's plastic surgery&ndashriddled appearance. Suspected surgeries, according to Dr. Youn, include a facelift (signified by the scars in front of his ears), upper eye lift and a hair transplant (signified by his reappearing sideburns and wispy, continuously forward-moving hairline). Photos by Retna Ltd. (left) and CAMERA PRESS/Retna Ltd. (right).
Party Pics — A Sneak Peek Into All the Hottest Celebrity Soirées
From movie premieres to fashion shows to award shows and special events, celebs always have a lot going on &mdash and that’s not even the half of it. While some of our favorite celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Ripa and more would most likely rather be at home with their kids or doing something low-key with the fam, celebs are constantly out on the town. Whether jet-setting across the country to headline a show for millions of screaming fans or hopping in a cab to show face at a product launch, Hollywood’s elite never sleep.
And from getting dolled up for the Oscars in Los Angeles or layering up for the Sundance Film Festival in snowy Park City, Utah, or seeing who is sitting front row at New York Fashion Week, there are endless photo opportunities for us to see many of the stars we love most &mdash especially since many of our fave A-listers like Kerry Washington, Jen Aniston, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and more are now starring in both television and in movies which means double the premieres AKA double the red carpet photos for us to admire.
But there are also those celebs that we hope to see but very rarely ever do &mdash so when there are pics of stars like George Clooney and Amal, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes we can’t help but want to take a look, amirite?
So, let us ogle together as we take a peek into all the star happenings this year.