Do you ever wonder where the stars go to relax? Wishing you could have the limitless funds and access to wherever they go for a break? Well, the good news is there are plenty of places you can go and live it up just like the stars do. Being a real person, you may have to do a bit more scrimping, saving and funding to be able to go, but it will all be worth it in the end! Included here are a few of the most popular vacation destinations for celebrities.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
An extravagant city by the sea, Rio de Janeiro is a hotbed of cultural life in Brazil. With natural resources, beaches and infrastructure expanding, it has become a growing city with a wealth of sunshine and nightlife. Many celebrities have graced the beaches of Ipanema, including Gerard Butler, Javier Bardem, Madonna and Penelope Cruz. Enjoy the country’s national beverage, caipirinha, as those celebrities were sure to do!
Bondi Beach, Sydney
Famous for it’s surfing and sailing from Coogee’s Clifftops to Harbor Bridge, Bondi Beach is a world renowned attraction for those with an adventurous heart. A vacation “down under” may be just what the doctor ordered; you have to love a place complete with koalas, kangaroos and scuba-diving. Many celebrities have retreated here including the famed Nicole Richie, Leonardo Dicaprio, Hugh Jackman and Paris Hilton. Read More
We all love to look amazing! Many moments in our lives are influential to who we are as individuals. We document so much of our lives in pictures. Weddings, graduations, birthdays, and family reunions shape our memories and experiences in this world. What better than to capture those moments and immortalize them? With the array of photo editing programs at our fingertips, creating that perfect picture is easier than ever. Here are five tips to assist you in getting pictures so great, you would think they came from a stock gallery.
Be on eye level with your subject
Direct eye contact engages your subject. Being at eye level with a person will bring out the intimacy of genuine interaction. Those personal smiles and intimate gazes will be communicated in your photography when taken from a face to face perspective. Your subject doesn’t even need to look directly into the lens, the eye level angle will make your photo personal and inviting all by itself.
Use your flash outdoors
Most people assume that if they are in the sunshine that their photo will be well lit when exposed. The problem with that is shadows. When the angle of the light source is behind the subject, your subject can appear dark in the photo. You will want to use a fill flash option (if your camera offers that setting) in a sunny setting and a full flash option on a cloudy day to avoid creating dark shadows on your subject’s face. Read More
Cremation is one option for people when they leave this world. Instead of having their body buried, they have it cremated and possibly buried, or maybe displayed in a beautiful urn on a family members mantle.
People have different reasons for decided to be cremated. Some of them want to have their ashes spread around somewhere important to them so they can feel as though their spirit may still exist in that place.
For whatever reason a person chooses cremation, here are some famous celebrities that decided this was the right option for their own body after death. Read More
Sometimes it’s hard not to envy the looks of the rich and famous. You see your favorite stars on the red carpet, in movies and on the cover of your favorite magazines and you wish you had what they have. Their clothes are stylish, their hair and makeup is flawless and they seem to have life by the horns.
Everyone is guilty of it sometime in their life. Stars and celebrities are made to look great and desirable which is what gets you to buy magazine and pay for movie tickets. And each generation has their own most fashionable.
Here are a few of the most fashionable young actresses on the big screen this year. They are not just great at their chosen career but they’re also the stars that makes us dress the way we do. Read More
In most movies you don’t find that a semi truck stands out much. However, there are some movies that revolve around semi trucks. Sometimes they are horror films, sometimes they are just good old films that happen to revolve around the industry of trucking.
Whether or not you like watching semi trucks, these five movies are worth watching. They offers some of Hollywood’s greatest and some pretty cool freight trucks that just might inspire you to do some further investigation.
Convoy is a film classic, at least for anyone over 50 years of age. This is a movie strictly about truck drivers. It stars Kris Kristofferson as a trucker that revolts against ‘The Man’ and starts a convoy of truckers. headed for Albuquerque, New Mexico. The movie has a cool theme song, too. Read More
Medical dramas have been a staple of prime time television for decades. Hundreds of doctors have graced the small screen, but a few have stood out from the rest. Some are brooding anti-heroes, some compassionate caregivers. All of them are compelling characters that helped the medical-drama become one of the strongest television genres to date.
One of the first iconic TV doctors (the show Marcus Welby, M.D. debuted in 1969), Dr. Welby was known for going above and beyond physical treatment to connect personally with his patients. The show — led by actor Robert Young’s Dr. Welby—dealt with a range of groundbreaking issues, including rape, autism, and addiction, all alongside his younger counterpart, Steven Kiley.
Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy
According to Allied Health Institute, there is a wide range of specializations to choose from, so you could end up like Star Trek’s internal medicine specialist Dr. Leonard McCoy. He was known for relying heavily on the power of the human body to heal itself instead of solely on medicine and technology. Never shy to speak his mind, he was also known for getting into confrontations with his colleagues aboard the Starship Enterprise. He was serious about his medical duties and would respond to an odd job request with his trademark, “I’m a doctor, not a _____.” Read More
The celebrity is no stranger to drug addiction. There isn’t a week that goes by that some celebrity of some sort, whether it be movie star or sports star, finds themselves checking into rehab for drug or alcohol abuse.
Everyone has a particular celebrity that pops into their head when they think of celebrities and rehab, like Charlie Sheen. Many celebrities quietly head off to rehab, for various addictions, while others make the big time news with their issues and struggles.
2015 has been no stranger to celebrity rehab visits, including musicians and movie stars. It also hasn’t been a stranger to hospital emergency visits by overdosing celebrities. Read More
When it comes to your yard, you want to invest considerable time and effort, so it will look fantastic. Have you ever noticed how great the yards look of Hollywood homes? You may not be able to get to this level, but you can make a big difference in your curb appeal. Here are some tips that can transform your lawn into one that looks like it belongs to a celebrity:
Tip #1: Add Statues
You know what often makes celebrity yards so amazing? Elaborate statues. You may not want to implement a big one, like they do, but you could set up a small statue, and garner some of that same appeal. Many of the homes in Hollywood feature a male statues, as they exude power and dominance. Whether you choose a male or female statue, however, both will bring glamour to your yard.
#2: Add a Water Fountain
Several residents of Hollywood have water fountains that provide extravagance and beauty. These can offer a number of benefits for any homeowner, and you can choose to add it to your yard, as well! One benefit of this decor is it can bring a sense of peace and serenity to you and your neighbors. Who doesn’t enjoy the tranquil sound of a stream or running water in a natural setting? Read More
If you want to look as special as you feel, you should consider adding some jewelry to any ensemble. By investing the right amount of time and choosing the right pieces, you can look like a celebrity. The first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word celebrity may be glamour and glitz. Knowing the right accessories to help make you look like a million bucks is sure make any day better.
Tip #1: Think Big and Bold
Celebrities are always ready to be noticed, and this may translate to bold jewelry items for you. Do you love necklaces that grab a person’s attention right off the bat? If so, you won’t have any problem finding a big one that expresses your personality and complements your overall appearance.
Consider a combination of rhinestones and turquoise that is certain to keep heads turning your way fast. Just supersize these for a look that is sure to stop traffic and get you the attention you deserve. Read More
Romantic films can be as forced and trite as they come. But there are those that strike the chord of people who tread their lives as loveless individuals.
If you’re one of those who have consciously decided to be single, the movies featured below will make you think twice of your lifestyle choice.
Punch Drunk Love
While Adam Sandler has had his share of terrible films, Punch Drunk Love was his coming out party as a well-rounded actor. He plays Barry Egan, an executive to a company selling novelty toiletries. Barry appears happy and congenial from the outside, but hides a violent personality which he only lets out when nobody is watching. His life takes to a different turn when he meets Lena Leonard (Emily Watson).
Why will it depress single people: People will relate to Barry, a broken person that is only aggravated by his surrounding – having a nosy family and lonely lifestyle does not help his cause. It is through Lena that Barry makes sense of his rage and madness.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The film centers on the relationship between Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet). They were former lovers but did not know about it before meeting again. This is because they had the knowledge of their past relationship erased by Lacuna Inc.
Much of the scenes in the film takes place in Joel’s mind while under procedure. But Joel had a change of heart during the extraction process by attempting to save Clementine and preserve his memory of her.
Why will it depress single people: Love is not something that anybody can just prepare for. It’s a majestic roller-coaster ride that takes you to the highest highs and the lowest lows. The experience is too much for people to take – even marriages break and require a divorce attorney to clean up the mess they created. But in the film’s tearful conclusion, sometimes you just have to love no matter how much it can hurt.
The film is best known for launching Julia Roberts’ career to superstardom. She plays Vivian Ward, a tough-as-nails but kind-hearted prostitute, who meets a rich and ruthless businessman in Edward Leigh (Richard Gere). Edward hired Vivian as his escort during social events while at Los Angeles. But as their worlds collide, so do their feelings for each other.
Why will it depress single people: Whether the film paints a realistic picture is immaterial, but if a prostitute can make a wealthy debonaire to fall in love with her, then everything is possible!
Amélie Poulain, played by Audrey Tautou, is a shy waitress who decides to make the lives of the people around her better. While doing random acts of kindness to others, she was having difficulties in making her romantic life for the better with Nino Quincampoix, who collects discarded photographs from photo booths.
Seen in limited release in 2001, Amélie remains to be the highest grossing French film in the U.S.
Why will it depress single people: Amélie is as timid and selfless as they come, but she nonetheless was able to muster enough courage to do something nice for herself. Maybe after watching this film, you can find your inner confidence and find the love that you deserve.
One of the best and most surprising films of 2007, Once pairs musicians Glen Hansard (of The Frames) and Markéta Irglová as a struggling street musician and an immigrant flower seller, respectively. They get to know more about each other by way of songs, all of which play a big part in the film’s narrative. Their kindred spirits were meant for each other, but their life situations prevents them to becoming more than just that.
Why will it depress single people: While the film wraps up in what can be seen as a tragic ending, it is rare that someone meets a person with whom they can feel at best with themselves. It is also through their relationship that they were able to move on with their lives.