07:49 AM EDT 08/24/2014
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.
Originally posted 10/28/2008 03:15PM
Trick or Treat? For Kate Hudson's annual costume party at her Pacific Palisades home, it was all treats and costumed celebrities.
The actress's abode was transformed with pumpkins, spider webs, witches and even severed heads hanging from the trees. In the backyard, "the pool was covered and made into a dance floor," says a guest.
Originally posted 08/15/2008 02:30PM
Originally posted 08/06/2008 04:05PM
Talk about a perfect vacation: George Clooney is cruising the Mediterranean with one of the world's most famous supermodels – who brought along her husband and children.
Clooney is spending his mid-summer with Cindy Crawford, her husband (and Clooney pal) Rande Gerber and their two children, Presley, 8, and Kaia, 6.
Not only is this the second year in a row that the adult trio have cruised together, but the world's most eligible bachelor also sometimes provides his babysitting services – as well as his barbecuing talents.
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