#ArtLife: The Top Artists Whose Works Are Owned By Celebrities

For centuries, people have found pride in their ability to appreciate and collect rare pieces of art. And while works of art from centuries ago become more and more valuable as time goes on, more and more people are vying to get their hands on pieces done by famous artists either from modern times or from years and years ago.

With money to spend on high priced art, celebrities from all over the world are working on building up their art collections. Just last year, Cait Munro of ArtNet News came up with a list of the top ten new celebrity art collectors. But what artists are these celebs most drawn to? Which famous artists are most popular among the current rich and famous?

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali painting

According to Emily Exton at VH1, a number of hot celebrities are known for owning pieces from the famed artist Salvador Dali. Best known for his work in the Surrealist genre, you can find pieces created by Dali in the homes of celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Swizz Beatz and Madonna. While the exact pieces owned by each individual isn’t know, the fact that these stars gravitate toward Dali’s bizarre and striking works is telling about their particular tastes in art. Read More

Celebrities on Vacation: Top Five Coveted Destinations

Just like the rest of us, celebrities need a little rest and relaxation at times too. If you’re a pop culture connoisseur, then you know that the rich and famous are notorious for spending mass amounts of money vacationing on the most exotic beaches, partying in the best clubs, and dining on the tastiest food the area has to offer. You may not be able to afford the same amenities as the stars, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit these spots and build your own memories. Here is a brief synopsis on the top five coveted destinations celebrities frequent.

St-Tropez France

Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez, France offers miles of gorgeous beaches and breathtaking sunsets. Living there is surprisingly affordable, but visiting will bring plenty of excitement all on its own. Celebrities frequent the area, and it’s not far fetched to run into a few of them. Big names such as Jay-Z and Beyonce, David Beckham, and Keanu Reeves have been known to stop and have a chat while passing by. Relaxation is the key to this destination, so kick up your feet and soak in the rays. Read More

6 Favorite Celebrity Vacation Locales

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

Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

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

Five Tips To Look like a Celebrity in Pictures

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.

look like a celebrity

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

Five Famous Celebrities That Opted For Cremation

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.

urn for cremation

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

Hollywood’s Most Fashionable Actresses

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.

fashionable hollywood actresses

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

Five Most Memorable Semi Trucks In Movies

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 (1978)

Convoy

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

10 Best Fictional Medical Professionals

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.

fictional medical professionals

Marcus Welby

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

Three Recent Celebrity Rehab Visits

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.

drug addiction

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

4 Tips for Making your Lawn Look Like a Million Bucks

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:

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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