Kirstie Alley Sounds Off on Lady Gaga's Fuller Figure as Singer's Tush Inspires Handbag Line
Kirstie Alley is throwing the weight of her support behind Lady Gaga.
The Dancing With the Stars hopeful, who is no stranger to talk about her own weight struggles, came out roaring in defense of the pop superstar amid criticism that the "Alejandro" singer had packed on some pounds."I say more power to her," Alley told OK! magazine Tuesday after DWTS' results show."She is such a role model for millions of girls in the world and she should be whatever weight she wants to be and nobody should have to starve themselves."
Alley also brushed off talk of Gaga's fuller figure—"She gained, what, 30 pounds? Who cares!"—and praised the singer for urging fans to stand up for themselves and their bodies.
"I think it's good that she's saying this and starting the body revolution."
One designer, meanwhile, is celebrating Gaga's gorgeous curves.
Thierry Mugler creative director Nichola Formichetti has released a new line of handbags that reportedly pays homage to Mama Monster's derrière.
"She doesn't know yet," the designer tells Women's Wear Daily, adding that the line "has a little bit of punk-rock feeling, but it's still quite chic."
Formichetti, whose new handbag collection features a sultry, curvy silhouette, has a close connection with Gaga, having styled several of the pop star's fashion shoots and music videos.
Gaga bravely tackled talk about her weight earlier this week by posting a photo of herself in her underwear with the caption "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15," as well as creating a new channel on her site called "Body Revolution."
Indeed, Mama Monster is making good on her promise to empower fans to be proud they were born this way.
Reese Witherspoon Gives Birth to Baby Boy!
Reese Witherspoon is once again a new mom -- she just gave birth to a baby boy!
Reese, 36, and husband Jim Toth, 41, welcomed Tennessee James early Thursday.
A rep tells PEOPLE "Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."
The new addition is the first child for the couple, who have been married since March of last year.
Reese already has daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8, from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe.
Congratulations to the happy family!
Jwoww & Roger Mathews Are Engaged!
Another "Jersey Shore" star is getting ready to walk down the aisle!
Jenni "Jwoww" Farley is following in Snooki's footsteps -- she and boyfriend Roger Mathews are engaged.
Jwoww confirms the news to In Touch, describing the airborne proposal that occurred while the couple was skydiving.
"I look over and see a hand-written sign: 'Jenni, will you ... ' and then I turned to him and freaked out," Farley says. "The whole time I'm screaming, 'What are you doing? What's going on? He's like, 'I want to spend the rest of my life with you! Will you allow me to?'"
As for the ring, Jenni's a very happy girl.
"It's more than I ever expected," she says. "Roger's not an average-looking guy, he's huge: his personality, his size [6'4"]. So I always said, 'I want my ring like you — big! The bigger the better!'"
The two met while filming Season Three of the MTV reality show -- and their relationship highs and lows have been chronicled on both "Jersey Shore" and "Snooki & Jwoww."
Congratulations! See other celebrity engagement rings in the gallery above.
For more details, check out the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.
Stressful Arrest Caused
Pain Beneath My Breasts
believes getting arrested is bad for her health ... 'cause she's telling friends the stress from her NYC bust aggravated her pre-existing pneumonia so badly, she had to be hospitalized.
We broke the story .. Lohan was rushed
to the emergency room in NYC Sunday night with a lung infection ... but was released a short time later.
Now, Lindsay's telling friends the arrest caused her so much anxiety, it landed her in the hospital -- exacerbating the "walking pneumonia" she's been suffering from the last few weeks.
That's right, Lindsay is blaming stress for her damaged lungs ... Lindsay, the infamous chain smoker who blew through 49 packs of cigarettes in 47 days
while she stayed at the Chateau Marmont this summer.
Makes total sense.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/25/lindsay-lohan-arrest-walking-pneumonia/#ixzz27V6LwU00
Justin Bieber GAVE ME
His Chrome Fisker Karma
It pays to be Justin Bieber
's BFF ... 'cause Sean Kingston
tells TMZ the Biebs GAVE HIM his old chrome-plated Fisker Karma simply because he got bored with it.
Kingston was leaving Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood this weekend when the valet drove up in the Karma ... which Justin initially got as an 18th birthday gift from his manager Scooter Braun
So ... why did Bieber decide to re-gift his super-fast, super-expensive car?
Sean gave us the full explanation (check out the video) ... but Kingston should be careful -- 'cause Fisker Automotive recalled roughly 2,400 of the Karmas to fix a defective cooling fan unit that was the cause of a vehicle fire back in August.
The chrome car has a pretty infamous track record with police -- Justin was pulled over in the ride at least twice ... including one time for driving at breakneck speeds on L.A.'s 101 freeway.
Jessica Simpson Flaunts Killer Legs in Santa Monica
Jessica Simpson wears short shorts.
The new mom showed off her hot legs at Shutters in Santa Monica on Thursday, where she helped fiance Eric Johnson celebrate his 33rd birthday.
"I'm not a supermodel. My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel," Simpson recently told USA Today about her post-baby weight loss -- but she's definitely rocking some super stems!
And while the Weight Watchers spokeswoman had her legs on display, her newborn daughter Maxwell was MIA.
Simpson and Johnson celebrated with their baby girl earlier this week, with Jessica tweeting "Last year at Daddy's party, Maxwell was in my belly. This year she's in my arms."
Lindsay Lohan Arrest
Shows Entire Incident
Surveillance video at The Dream hotel in NYC shows the guy who claims Lindsay Lohan struck him
is grossly exaggerating his claim at the very least .... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the hotel tell us ... the video shows the entire incident and the aftermath. Lindsay was driving into the hotel, down a ramp. The alleged victim was walking in the pedestrian path, which Lindsay had to cross.
The video shows Lindsay's car -- which is traveling at a crawl -- gets very close to the pedestrian but it's unclear if the vehicle makes contact. In fact, sources tell us ... 2 detectives came to the hotel early this morning and viewed the tape. One detective felt Lindsay's car "grazed" the back of the alleged victim's leg, but the other detective felt the car never made contact.
And it gets better. Once Lindsay clears the area and goes down a ramp, the video shows the alleged victim sprinting after her. The video shows the alleged victim does not get real close to Lindsay, and it doesn't appear that he confronted her, but it appears when he got down there he noticed it was Lindsay -- partly because she had drawn a crowd near the entrance to the club.
When Lindsay gets out of the car at the bottom of the ramp, she does not seem flustered or aware she may have hit someone.
Here's where it gets confusing. For some reason, Lindsay decided to leave the club minutes after arriving, got back in her car and left for a short time ... then came back.
Meanwhile, the alleged victim called 911 and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/19/surveillance-video-shows-entire-lindsay-lohan-incident/#ixzz26vsLhpF6
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey
Already At Each Other's
wasted no time proving what we told you 2 weeks ago -- there's only room for one diva on "American Idol
Carey and Nicki Minaj
went at it during the first "A.I." taping Sunday in NYC. When Nicki started critiquing a contestant, Mariah would interrupt -- not once, but many times. Each time Mariah interrupted, Nicki fought back by loudly talking over Mariah.
One "A.I." spy said Mariah and Nicki tried to cover their disdain for each other but everyone saw through it, adding, "These girls just don't like each other."
You may recall, we reported when producers called Mariah to tell her that Nicki would probably be joining her as a judge, she hung up the phone.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/17/nicki-and-mariah/#ixzz26kNAMMc6
Kate Middleton Topless Pics
Royal Fam FURIOUS,
Threatening Legal Action
is furious over the release of topless pics taken while on vacation with Prince William
in France ... and now the Royal Family is threatening to sue someone's ass over it.
The pics -- published by the French magazine Closer
-- show Kate taking off her bikini top while hanging out with William last week at a chateau owned by the Queen's nephew, Lord Linley.
Moments after the pic went public, the Royal Family issued a scathing statement ... saying "Their royal highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner."
In the statement, the Royal Fam said the incident is "reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales" ... who died in a car crash while fleeing from the paparazzi in France back in 1997.
The Royal statement continued, "Their royal highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them."
"Officials acting on behalf of their royal highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to the Duke and Duchess."
"The Duke and Duchess remain focused currently on their tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu on behalf of the Queen."
Closer magazine has a UK version as well, which IMMEDIATELY DISTANCED itself from its French counterpart, saying it would "like to make it clear that the two publications make entirely independent editorial decisions. In this respect the comments made by the Editor of the French edition which have reported in the media today do not reflect the opinions of Closer magazine UK."
"Closer magazine UK takes its obligations under the PCC Code extremely seriously and would never publish topless images of a member of the Royal family on its cover or otherwise."
This is the third time in less than a month a member of the royal family was caught in a photo scandal/ Prince Harry famously partied in the buff
in Las Vegas and Prince Philip was caught in an upskirt moment when he wore a kilt (without underwear
) to an event in Scotland.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/14/kate-middleton-topless-photo/#ixzz26SXvZXQe
Justin Bieber a hockey player? He could be, if a California minor league team gets its way. The Bakersfield Condors have offered the Biebs a contract, if he wants to play with them this season. The coach says he has seen the Canadian-born native on skates and thinks he has what it takes to play. The team has even reserved Bieber’s favorite number, 6, just in case. No word from Bieber or his people if he will take the offer to suit up.
Caught Being a
Who screams for ice cream? Chris Brown
screams for ice cream ... and so did the 60 plus kids he bought it for last week in a random act of kindness ... yup, we said kindness ... and Chris Brown.
The singer was in L.A. last week, volunteering with the Jenesse Center
-- a non-profit domestic violence and prevention organization -- to host their "Back To School Festival" ... where youngsters (involved in domestic violence households) were outfitted with school supplies.
Sources tell TMZ ... while working the festival, Brown saw an ice cream truck outside the event ... and decided to buy all the little tykes and adults in attendance some of the creamy goodness.
We're told Brown -- who has been involved with the organization since 2009 (yeah that
year) -- wasn't asked to shell out for the treat ... he did it totally on his own.
All in all he dropped a few hundred bucks ... but made a lot of kids smile.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/12/chris-brown-ice-cream-domestic-violence-youth-group/#ixzz26H5QJgq4
Jerry 'The King' Lawler
In Cardiac Care Unit
'Vital Signs are Stable'
Jerry 'The King' Lawler
's vital signs are stable ... and he seems to be making progress in his recovery after suffering a heart attack
on live TV during a WWE
event Monday night.
A rep for the WWE tells TMZ ... "As of this morning, Jerry 'The King' Lawler is in a cardiac care unit and all his vital signs are stable."
The org. notes, "WWE will provide additional information as it becomes available. We continue to wish Jerry all the best for a full recovery.”
Lawler's ex-wife Stacy Carter has been providing updates on the wrestler's condition on Twitter -- saying he underwent surgery last night and had a "stint & a balloon put in."
Carter says Jerry is still heavily sedated.
As we previously reported, 62-year-old Lawler suffered the heart attack roughly 30 minutes after he finished wrestling during a "Monday Night Raw" performance in Montreal ... and was rushed to a local hospital.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/11/jerry-the-king-lawler-cardiac-care-unit-heart-attack-vital-signs-stable/#ixzz26BEXy0l6
First Official Photo of Snooki's Newborn Son Lorenzo
Introducing little Lorenzo Doninic LaValle!
Snooki, fiance Jionni LaValle and their little meatball grace the pages of this week's PEOPLE magazine -- but MTV got a sneak peek at the issue a few days early, giving us this the first official photo of the reality TV family.
Wearing a black and white plaid outfit, Lorenzo is seen sleeping in his 24-year-old mother's lap ... Snooki, of course, wearing an animal print dress that puts her cleavage on full display.
In another shot, the issue's cover, Snooki holds up her little man ... who's wearing the colors of the Italian flag on bottom of his tiny feet.
Looks like someone will fit in on the "Jersey Shore" just fine!
"It's a different kind of love that I never felt before," Snooki tells the magazine about her son.
And from the sound of it, she's loving all the time she gets to spend with him ... even when he's asleep!
"Ugh I love napping with my little man!" she tweeted yesterday
See more when the latest issue of PEOPLE hits newsstands Friday.
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