New Womens Fashion Line Launched by Adam Levine from Maroon 5

Adam Levine is the lead singer of the popular band Maroon 5 and continues to expand is empire by launching a new womenswear fashion line for retailer Kmart.

A menswear collection launched last fall by Adam Levine was successful for Kmart, so the sexy celebrity wanted to try and bring to market a women’s collection. The new fashion line for women includes a stylish collection of both dresses and separates.

When questioned about his level of expertise in womens fashion, Levine replied, “I don’t know how to read music, but I can still play. So I don’t really give a (expletive) about formal training or going to school. Levine continues, “You don’t have to be trained in everything to be good at it.”

Adam Levine is a busy guy these days. Of course, he’s still the frontman of the musical group Maroon five plus Adam is popular in his role as coach on NBC’s smash hit show “The Voice.”

Adam Levine - Maroon 5 new womenswear fashion line
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Whether Adam has formal design training or not, he feel that is not important. He was quoted, “I kind of know what I like for both men and women. I think that it’s a little more difficult and challenging when you’re not, it’s not something you can conceptualize, or it’s not something you can conceive of wearing,” he said of designing for the opposite sex. “So I needed to get a little bit of help.”

The new womens fashion clothing line collection by Adam Levine will retail for $30 or less. The goal is for the new clothing line to feature colorful, casual printed T-shirts, patterned maxi dresses, mini crop tops, plus both twill and jean shorts.

Of course getting a little help from his stunningly beautiful fiancee doesn’t hurt either. Behati Prinsloo is a Victoria’s Secret model and helped Adam draw creative inspiration by allowing him to look through her clothing closet for ideas.

Adam Levine is taking this next endeavour very serious and said, “I didn’t want it to just be something that I phoned in. So I was really involved in the process.”

At age 34, Adam Levine drives many women crazy with his looks and vocals and late last year was awarded PEOPLE magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2013.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is one of most popular and acclaimed actors in the world. DiCaprio was born in Los Anglese, California on November 11, 1974) and has either produced or acted in many hit Hollywood films.

As a Hollywood star, Leonardo DiCaprio has received many accolades for his movie roles including being nominated for the Golden Globe Award nine times as an actor. DiCaprio did win the Golden Globe Award in 2005 for Best Actor based on his stellar performance in movie – The Aviator in 2004.

Growing up, Leonardo DiCaprio was seen in several several commercials plus TV shows, but he received his big break in 1991 at the age of 17 when he played a homeless boy named Luke in the hit TV sitcom – Growing Pains.

Before he became one of the world’s biggest stars, Leonardo’s film debut was in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3. He played the stepson of an evil landlord.

Over the last decade, Leonardo DiCaprio has proven not only his star appeal as an actor but also demonstrated is excellent acting skills. DiCaprio has played roles in a series of Hollywood movies, including – Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The Departed (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), Inception (2010), Shutter Island (2010), and Django Unchained (2012).

To date, the movie role that Leonardo DiCaprio is best known for his mega-hit Hollywood blockbuster – Titanic. Introduced in 1997, Leonardo played the role of Jack Dawson during the maiden voyage and eventual sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

DiCaprio stars in another potentially big movie – The Great Gatsby, opening in U.S. movie theaters Friday, May 10th. The Great Gatsby is a 3D romantic drama and an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. Set during the Roaring Twenties, the movie portrays the luxurious life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick. In addition to Leonardo DiCaprio, the movie also stars Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.

New Owners of $40 Million Italian Villa: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
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Sounds like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to purchase a luxurious $40 million home in the picturesque hills of Valpolicella, Italy.

According to Sky Italy magazine, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were initially looking for an Italian villa in the $10 million price range.

But after seeing the stunning $40 million Italian villa, Pitt and Jolie decided to purchase the luxury vacation home.

The amazing home is about 18,000 square foot.

In a N.Y. Daily News article, they state that the home “features 15 bedrooms, a home cinema, two swimming pools, a gym, and several jacuzzis.”

Matt Damon – Sexy Hollywood Actor

Matt Damon TIFF 2015
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Matt Damon was voted #2 on AskMen’s Top 49 Men 2007 edition, runner-up only to soccer star David Beckham.

Matt has gone from an obscure actor to a Hollywood golden boy in just a few of years. He became an instant star when he co-wrote and starred in “Good Will Hunting” with his longtime friend, Ben Affleck.  Matt won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar and it’s been a rocket ride ever since.

Matt Damon was born in the Cambridge area of Boston. Matt Damon has starred in a variety of hit Hollywood movies including The Talented Mr Ripley, Ocean’s Eleven, The Brother’s Grimm, and The Bourne Identity.

“Success is not something I’ve wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that’s true, big-time success. If not, it’s much ado about nothing.”When Damon was asked about dealing with fame, “I think you can control the effect that fame has on your life by the way you choose to live … Not dating a celebrity is big.”The Bourne Identity trilogy has had tremendous success.  When Matt was asked what’s next, he jokingly replied, “Bourne the musical. That was my suggestion. I think you have to kind of change the genre. It’s either got to be porn or a musical to re-ignite the franchise.”

“Right before The Bourne Identity came out, I hadn’t been offered a movie in a year. Because The Legend of Bagger Vance had come out and bombed and All the Pretty Horses had come out and bombed.”

Matt does worry about being typecast. “I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I’m just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing.”

Robert Pattinson – From Twilight to New Moon

Robert Pattinson
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Robert Pattinson wasn’t a household name or even B-star until he starred in blockbuster Vampire movie, “Twilight.”

Pattinson has wooed teenage girls with his rippling eye brows and matinee-idol looks. Robert Pattinson became an overnight movie heartthrob after appearing as the ageless and attractive vampire Edward Cullen in the 2008 teen romance film – Twilight.

Now, the young British actor is well on his way to the top of the celebrity A-list.

Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986 in London, England. He attended Tower House School and Harrodian School.

Pattinson’s first film role was playing the role of Giselher in Ring of the Nibelungs. Next he took the role of Rawdy Crawley in the movie Vanity Fair, along with beautiful Reese Witherspoon.

Robert Pattinson gained fan appeal for his role as Cedric Diggory in both – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007.

Other roles included playing Toby Jugg in The Haunted Airman, as well as Daniel Gale in The Bad Mother’s Handbook.

Ultimately, it was Robert Pattinson casting as vampire Edward Cullen that truly established him as a leading actor in Hollywood.

Robert Pattinson - New Moon

With Twilight behind him and New Moon recently released, Pattinson will also star in the next two movies in the popular Twilight franchise: Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. His leading woman of course is the attractive Kristen Stewart.

In his free time, Robert enjoys playing both piano and  the guitar. He has two sisters and was named Rolling Stone Magazine’s Hottest Actor of 2008.

In 2009 the awards kept coming. Robert won the following awards: Best Actor Award for his role in How To Be in First Glance Film Festival, Bravo A-List Breakout Award for same movie, Best Male Breakthrough Performance, Best Kiss and Best Fight for role in Twilight, in 2009 MTV Movie Awards.

In February of 2009, Pattinson presented at the 81st Academy Awards. Robert was also voted “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2009 by Glamour magazine.

A major honor for this movie star, Robert Pattinson was named the 2009 Sexiest Man Alive by People. It looks like he has officially solidified his place as an  A-list, mainstream Hollywood celebrity.

George Clooney

George Clooney Hollywood celebrity
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2007 has been quite a year for George Clooney. On June, George left his hand and feet prints in cement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Clooney was chosen as one of People Magazine’s annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May and in August, he was named Most Eligible Bachelor by the website

On Clooney’s hopes for world peace, “The great thing about our country is we sort of fix it, otherwise women wouldn’t be voting, blacks would still be sitting in the back of the bus, and we’d still be fighting in Vietnam.”

When asked if ever wants to be a father, George replies, “I’m so selfish and I get nervous around kids, and I know I’m not ready for that kind of life. I’ve settled into a very comfortable lifestyle and I really don’t want to change things.

I’ve learnt enough about myself to know that my work is the main thing which drives me and whatever woman comes into my life is going to have deal with that, which isn’t easy.”

Adam Lambert – American Idol’s Next Champ?

Adam Lambert - American Idol
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Adam Lambert is a 27-year-old musical theater veteran and to most, is the clear front runner of this season’s “American Idol” show. Lambert seems to be in a league all his own, with a wide range of musical talent and incredible stage presence.

Whether it’s an emotional ballad or an upbeat rockin’ song, Adam covers them all with ease, dedication and complete confidence.

Adam Lambert caught the music bug at an early age. His father was a DJ and introduced him to various types of music. At the San Francisco “American Idol” audition, Adam sang Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” He also spent time in a production of the hit play “Wicked”.

One of my favorite performances by Adam was his rendition of “Mad World”, originally done by the hit band “Tears for Fears.” It earned a much deserved standing ovation from the crazed crowd, as well as hard-nosed Idol judge Simon Cowell.

Here are Adam Lambert’s American Idol performances (courtesy: iTunes):
No Boundaries
A Change Is Gonna Come
Whole Lotta Love
Slow Ride (duet with Allison)
Feeling Good
If I Can’t Have You
Born to be Wild
Mad World
Play That Funky Music
The Tracks of My Tears
Ring of Fire
Black and White
I Cant Get No Satisfaction

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From Lambert’s look and maneurisms, there have been rumors about whether Adam is gay. He has never publicly acknowledged whether or not he is gay. When asked by “Access Hollywood,” Lambert replied “I have nothing to hide. I am who I am. And this is about singing … nothing else.”

Adam Lambert - American Idol
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We will all find out in several weeks to see if the front-runner ends up winning the American Idol crown. Whether he does or not, Adam Lambert will definitely have a very successful musical career. He could be as successful or even bigger than Carrie Underwood.

Good luck Adam!

Riding The Lance Armstrong Comeback Trail – Tour de France Winner

Lance Armstrong - Amgen of California cycling race
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When you think of cycling, there is practically no other name that comes to mind other than Lance Armstrong. His legacy in the world of professional cycling will last for many years.

Last fall, Lance Armstrong announced that he was planning to race in the 2009 Amgen Tour of California with the Astana Cycling Team. Amgen is cycling’s most important and successful road race in the United States.

After a three-year hiatus from racing, the world’s reaction was widespread. Some doubted he could regain his championship form, but most others proudly cheered him on. Lance Armstrong, the cycling icon was back.

Just completed, the Amgen Tour of California was Armstrong’s first event on his native soil since the seven-time Tour de France winner began his comeback.

Armstrong announced he will address head-on the suspicions of doping that have followed him for years, by submitting to a rigorous testing regime.

At news conference prior to the start of the Amgen race, Lance stated that he’s “clean as a whistle” and that his mind is “fresh” after a break from cycling. Armstrong continued, “I’m telling you, I’m clean as a whistle, and I think that the testing will prove that.”

Armstrong was the center of attention when four bikes of the Asthana team are stolen in Sacramento. The stolen bikes included a one-of-a-kind 10K dollar bike of Lance. Using the Internet, Lance communicated about the theft to his fans using Twitter. Lance was grateful that the Sacramento police recovered two of the four lost bikes, including his.

The Amgen was won by Lance Armstrong’s Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer, who clinched his third straight victory in the Amgen Tour of California.

Lance Armstrong Tour de France

Lance was born September 18, 1971, in Plano, Texas. Cycling was in his blood from an early age.

In 1996, Armstrong made a shocking announcement that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The tumors were well advanced and spread to his abdomen, lungs, and lymph nodes. The testicle was removed, and Lance began his racing comeback.

The most remarkable feat of Lance’s famous career, is how he dominated the Tour de France. The Tour is the toughest and most prestigious cycling event in the world. Armstrong won the premier racing event 7 consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005.

Hugh Jackman – People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

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In what will probably be the most important event of his life, and by far the biggest boost to his career so far, actor, singer and dancer Hugh Jackman has been announced as People’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Hugh Jackman just turned 40 years old on October 12th and is on a roll.

People magazine’s executive editor, Jess Cagle, said Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show that Jackman is a “surprising choice,” but he’d been on the editors’ minds “for a long time and it seemed like this was the year to do him.”

Hugh will take the “Sexiest Man Alive” throne away from last year’s winner – Matt Damon.

Jackman is a native of Sydney Australia and made a splash in a high school production of “My Fair Lady”. In 1998, he got raves as the lead in a London production of “Oklahoma”.

Next, Hugh Jackman will star In the highly anticipated upcoming movie “Australia”. Co-star Nicole Kidman says the 6-foot-2 actor was s hot on the movie set that he “left people stammering. Women’s jaws drop when Hugh walks into a room.”

Jackman is a happily married man and had this to say about is family, “Deb (Deborra-Lee Furness) and my kids (Oscar Maximillian – 8, and Eva Elio – 3) have been the best things that have ever happened to me, without a doubt.”

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Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig James Bond 007

Daniel Craig, a veteran British actor, has the following film credits – “Elizabeth”, “Sylvia”, “The Jacket”, “Road to Perdition”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, “Layer Cake” and his first role as James Bond 007 in “Casino Royale.”

In late 2005, it was unveiled that sandy-haired Daniel Craig would replace Pierce Brosnan as the suave spy as the star of the next Bond film.

After the great success of the film and Craig’s acclaimed performance, he now stars again in the next film in the Bond series – Quantum of Solace.

The 2006 movie Casino Royale became the highest-grossing Bond film in history, earning nearly $600 million worldwide.

Daniel Craig really enjoys his new role and says he will play Bond until his “knees go” insisting he has no intention of giving up the part in the near future.

He tells Britain’s Hello! magazine:
“Bond is becoming a long-term job. We will see how this one turns out. If everything goes well, if people still want to see these movies, I will keep doing them for as long as it takes–or until my knees go, whichever happens quicker.”

The now 40-year-old actor, loves to portray the British secret agent and really identifies with the character, especially when Bond 007 gets himself into difficult and dangerous situations.

Daniel Craig James Bond 007

For Craig, playing Bond seems to be as much an athletic endeavor as an acting challenge. He played rugby as a schoolboy in Liverpool—and talking about that time, he softens.

His mother, an art teacher, and his father, who ran a pub, divorced when he was 4 years old. When I ask if his love of performing stems from those early days in his father’s pub, his blue eyes crinkle with joy.

Daniel Craig feels his working-class background keeps him grounded, but he also must contend with all the Bond fame and attention. Recently, he was named to the tony International Best-Dressed list.