08:26 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 07/06/2012 06:00AM
Sean Penn was in great spirits during a recent outing with pals.
Accompanied by a group of about 10 guys, the Academy Award winner made his way to a Caliche rum-hosted fete thrown by Rande Gerber and his wife Cindy Crawford at Gerber's Malibu, Calif., restaurant Café Habana.
"Sean was in a really happy and social mood," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "He was getting up from the table often to get more drinks, socialize and smoke cigarettes. There wasn't any specific girl he was paying special attention to. He mainly just stuck to his guy friends."
Penn was having so much fun, in fact, that it didn't seem like he wanted to go.
"He ended up being one of the last ones to leave," the source says. "He was there from about 7:45 a.m. to almost 1:30 a.m."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 07/03/2012 05:50PM
Oh, say can you … swill, a patriotic cocktail? Whether celebrating independence eve tonight or kicking off Wednesday's July Fourth festivities, try this spirited, refreshing drink.
Originally posted 06/17/2012 10:00AM
Come Sunday, Hollywood's favorite father figures – ahem, Brad Pitt, Will Smith and newlywed Matthew McConaughey – will likely get a little love (and a lot of ties) from their true No. 1 fans.
And while nothing tops quality time with their kids (and all those ties), these doting dads could probably use a refreshing, adults-only beverage at the end of the day.
In honor of Father's Day, whip up these celeb-worthy recipes:
Originally posted 05/20/2011 06:00AM
She's gearing up for motherhood! While in London, Kate Hudson and finacé Matthew Bellamy stopped into maternity store Séraphine for a little shopping. The actress spent around $450 during the visit, picking up a halter neck swimsuit ($79) and a nursing sweater ($108), among other items.
Originally posted 05/20/2011 06:00AM
She's gearing up for motherhood! While in London, Kate Hudson and fiancé Matthew Bellamy stopped into maternity store Séraphine for a little shopping. The actress spent around $450 during the visit, picking up a halter neck swimsuit ($79) and a nursing sweater ($108), among other items.
Originally posted 03/10/2010 03:00PM
A would-be blackmailer accused of targeting Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber in an unsuccessful extortion plot has been sentenced by a German court to two years behind bars.
Edis Kayalar, 26, was convicted of threatening to sell what he called a "sexy" photo of the couple's then-7-year-old daughter tied to a chair with a gag in her mouth. The child apparently was playing when the photo was taken, according to authorities.
In a statement Wednesday, Crawford and Gerber said, "We want to express our gratitude to the FBI, the U.S. District Attorney's Office in Los Angeles and the German law-enforcement authorities for their coordination and efforts in this case."
Originally posted 12/20/2009 10:00AM
In an industry where privacy is hard to come by, celebrities prefer to keep their dirty laundry behind closed doors. But a recent string of extortion plots against Hollywood players has them coming out swinging – no matter the risks of humiliation or hardship.
Larry Stein, an attorney who represented actor Rob Lowe and his wife in an alleged extortion plot by their former nannies, says, in fact, more celebrities are willing to face down their blackmailers.
"Celebrities have to let people know that they’re not going to be extorted, or that they’re not going to be threatened," Stein says. "It’s important to distance yourselves from these people and tell them you’re not going to be bullied by them … People are prepared to stand up to it now."
Originally posted 11/17/2009 12:15PM
The former male model whom police allege tried to blackmail Cindy Crawford of $100,000 has turned himself in to police in his native Germany.
According to authorities, Edis "Eddie" Kayalar, 26, obtained a photograph of Crawford and husband Rande Gerber's then-7-year-old daughter tied to a chair in revealing clothing, taken by her nanny during a game of cops and robbers. Kayalar then allegedly tried to parlay the photo into a payout from the celebrity couple – lest he give the photo to the media. He was charged last week with one count of extortion despite having already been deported to Germany, where he allegedly continued to try blackmailing the couple.
On Monday, Kalayar went to a Stuttgart police station and surrendered himself, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Originally posted 11/13/2009 06:05AM
Cindy Crawford and her entrepreneur husband Rande Gerber were the victims of a $100,000 extortion scheme involving a photograph of their 7-year-old daughter purportedly taken by the couple's former nanny, according to court papers filed Thursday by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office.
The photo shows the child "in revealing clothing, bound to a chair and gagged," say the documents filed in U.S. District Court, reports Los Angeles TV station KTLA.
According to an affidavit in the case, the child informed the Gerbers that the nanny took the photo as part of a "cops and robbers" game. Annett Wolf, a rep for the former supermodel, issued a statement saying the photo was taken without Crawford's knowledge.
Originally posted 08/24/2009 02:20PM
It's hard to age gracefully as a supermodel. But at 43, Cindy Crawford has her coping strategies firmly in place – a mixture of acceptance and defiance.
"I have cellulite. I admit it," the legendary cover model says with a laugh in the September issue of Redbook, on sale Tuesday.
But if you think she's going to hide herself away as a result, forget it. "Sometimes I just say, 'Screw it, I am going to wear a bikini,' " she says.
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