Kathy Ireland, veteran of 13 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, including three covers, has some advice for 19-year-old 2012 cover girl Kate Upton: Figure out what you really want, instead of taking only what comes your way.
"So many young people say, 'I'm just going to see what happens,'" Ireland told Forbes, where she is once again a cover girl. "It's so much more powerful to make things happen and have a plan."
Ireland's own plan has had a lot of bounce as well: With her company Kathy Ireland Worldwide, she's estimated to be worth $300 million to $350 million — giving even Martha Stewart a spanking in the retail arena.
For now, Upton's endorsements seem firmly in the "sex sells" segment, and really, with that teeny bikini, why not. A la Kim Kardashian, she'll soon be seen in ads for Carl's Jr.
Gisele Bundchen had a rough walk to the elevator after the Super Bowl game Sunday in Indianapolis, getting hollered at along the lines of "Eli Rules! "Eli rules your husband! Yeah, baby!" and quizzed about what had happened on the field.
She was not pleased -- and she let the New England Patriots' receivers know it.
"They did not catch the ball when they were supposed to catch the ball," she vented, caught on video by "The Insider."
"My husband cannot ... control the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times."
Of course, after Eli Manning led the New York Giants to an awkward but game-winning touchdown with 57 seconds left, things didn't go well for New England; a final Hail Mary pass went uncaught in the Patriots' end zone, and the Giants won, 21-17.
Bundchen's husband wasn't having such a grand time after the game either, and by leaving the locker room through a side door instead of the front, he almost missed some post-game consolation from his supermodel wife.
When she heard he'd gone out another door, she began sprinting after him in black boots with three-inch heels, according to Yahoo Sports, shouting "Tommy! Tommy!" and elbowing her way through the crowd to catch up with him. She finally connected with him, hugging and kissing him and looking into his eyes.
You know, Tom, you might not have won the 2012 Super Bowl -- but you still had a supermodel to take home.
Linda Evangelista is seeking child support from Salma Hayek's husband, Francois-Henri Pinault -- and she's not being shy about it. Does $46,000 a month sound sufficient?
"That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court," the judge in the case said, according to the New York Post. It would cover, among other things, a 24-7 nanny and armed drivers, Evangelista said last week in a deposition.
Pinault was recently identified in court documents as the father of Evangelista's 4-year-old son, Augustin James. Pinault and Hayek, who took a break in 2006 then married in February 2009, have a nearly 4-year-old daughter together, Valentina.
The supermodel conceived in early 2006, with the actress sealing the baby deal later that year after she and Pinault had reconciled.
Evangelista's lawyer argued that while Pinault had lavished more than $46,000 a month on Valentina's expenses and more, he'd not paid anything to support Augustin. Evangelista in 2007 denied rumors that Pinault was the father.
Pinault's family is worth $11.5 billion, the Post said. Pinault's lawyer said the model is worth more than $8 million and earned nearly $2 million last year. The court is expected to make its decision in a month.
Photo: Linda Evangelista, center, and her on-again, off-again beau Peter Morton (think Hard Rock Cafe) chat with Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, in Beverly Hills on July 10. Credit: Karen Ballard / Getty Images
"My Fair Brady" stars Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry have split, calling it quits on their fifth wedding anniversary.
"After starting a relationship with what seemed to be irreconcilable differences, the couple has reached a period where those differences are no longer appreciated," the couple's manager Phil Viardo said in a statement. "The decision was mutually reached after it became clear to both that some perspective was needed in order to assess their unique union."
The separation, announced Sunday, came as no shocker to Curry's Twitter followers who saw her tweet earlier in the week, "I am Mrs knight the III, and most likely not the last." She posted again Monday, saying, "So yeah, guess you heard about my ...-up life......its ok...we arent fighting...no matter what happens, we will know we put our best in."
The split was also no big surprise to anyone who watched the VH1 show "My Fair Brady," the reality show about the rocky relationship between 53-year-old Knight, who played Peter Brady on "The Brady Bunch," and 28-year-old Curry, the first "America's Next Top Model" winner.
The couple met on "The Surreal Life" in 2005, and the resulting romance blossomed in front of millions of reality-TV viewers.
"Obvious to both Knight and Curry was that their marriage would require more effort then a garden-variety relationship," Viardo said in the statement, released to Hollyscoop. "They are taking time to see if they want to continue to put in that extraordinary effort. The couple has mutually determined that they are at a place where moving forward will require a step back. They still love one another but need some distance to consider their future."
Her reality-TV marriage may not have worked out, but at least Curry can find solace in a fantasy world. She told RPG pals that she'd be back in the game soon.
"To all my wonderful guildies," she tweeted Monday, "now ya know why i havent been on warcraft. i shall return to you soon!"
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Actress Estella Warren was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of felony drunk driving after allegedly crashing her Toyota Prius into parked cars and attempting to escape authorities.
The "Planet of the Apes" and "Kangaroo Jack" actress was arrested around 11 p.m. Monday near her home in the 600 block of Harper Avenue in West Los Angeles, LA Now reported. Warren, a former Victoria's Secret model and Maxim's hottest woman of 2000, showed signs of intoxication.
When she was detained, she wiggled out of her handcuffs, kicked the officer and tried to run out of the police station, TMZ reported. As a result, Warren will likely face escape charges in addition to assault, hit and run and DUI charges.
"She was uncooperative and demanding," the rep added.
The actress was booked at 3:10 a.m. and released at 2:35 p.m. after posting bail at $100,000, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department website. The site also indicated that the actress was born in 1970, making her 40, not 32 as other reports have indicated.
She is set to appear in court June 14.
For the Record, 7:59 p.m. May 24: An earlier version of this post said a representative for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department told People that "Warren hit three parked cars in what was considered three separate collisions." The Sheriff’s Department has since told The Times that the People report was in error, and the quote has been removed.
Leonardo DiCaprio and girlfriend Bar Refaeli have broken up -- or have they?
DiCaprio, 36, and model Refaeli, 25, who have dated mostly on but sometimes off since 2006, "just grew apart and went their separate ways," a source told Page Six on Thursday, describing an amicable breakup late last week.
"Neither were ready to settle down," the source said, "and both have busy careers that have been taking them in different directions."
Refaeli and DiCaprio reportedly went in different directions while attending the Met Gala in New York on May 2, "Today" sources said.
But wait: "They do this every two years," an Us Weekly source said. "They could be back together next week."
The "Inception" star and Sports Illustrated hottie took six months off in 2009 -- coincidentally the year she was SI's swimsuit-edition cover girl.
Graffiti and drug charges against rocker Keith Richards' daughter Theodora Richards were dismissed Thursday in a plea deal with New York prosecutors.
Richards, 25, who was arrested March 1 on suspicion of tagging the side of a SoHo building and possessing marijuana and hydrocodone, was given two days of community service and told to visit a drug treatment program for a day, a deal she initially had turned down at the time of her arrest.
But prosecutors agreed to the deal laid out by a Manhattan Criminal Court judge because Richards had no previous criminal record and is currently in a drug treatment program. She must complete the community service by June 24, when she is due to appear again in court.
Police said they caught her with a paint marker writing "T [heart] A" on a building that houses a convent in an upscale part of SoHo, where she lives. She had 8 1/2 hydrocodone pills without a prescription and a small amount of marijuana, court documents said. When she was arrested she did not enter a plea and was released without bail.
The model, who wore a finely striped shirt-dress and high heels to court, has appeared in ad campaigns for Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and French Connection.
The Associated Press reported that she "smiled but stayed mum" as she left court. Her attorney, Edward Hayes, said she was currently drug-free.
"She's as clean as the snow," he said.
Richards is one of two daughters of the Rolling Stones guitarist, 67, and model Patti Hansen. Keith Richards, who has two other children from a previous relationship, chronicled his bad-boy lifestyle in last year's best-selling memoir "Life."
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Stars and supporters of the Robert Redford-directed film "The Conspirator" gathered at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Monday for the premiere of the Civil War-era film starring Robin Wright and James McAvoy.
Wright, who graced the red carpet in a crisp white suit with Redford, plays Mary Surratt, the boarding house proprietor who was accused of aiding John Wilkes Booth in his plot to kill Abraham Lincoln in April 1865.
McAvoy plays Frederick Aiken, a wounded Union officer-turned-lawyer enlisted to defend Surratt in the film, which kicks off a passel of Civil War genre projects in Hollywood.
Kevin Kline, joined by wife Phoebe Cates and daughter Greta Simone Kline at the premiere, stars in the movie as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Click the pics for more red carpet photos.
Evan Rachel Wood and Alexis Bledel, who play Surratt's daughter Anna and Aiken's wife Sarah Weston, respectively, also attended the debut.
"Michael Clayton" Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson plays Reverdy Johnson and Stephen Root, of NBC's "NewsRadio" fame, plays John Lloyd.
Also in attendance were cast members Norman Reedus ("The Boondock Saints") and James Badge Dale ("24").
"Gossip Girl" actresses Kelly Rutherford and Alice Callahan walked the red carpet with models Liya Kebede and Sports Illustrated cover girl Irina Shayk.
Actress Karen Allen, who appeared in the Indiana Jones films and more recently "White Irish Drinkers," and Irish actress and model Kiera Chaplin also attended.
Fashion designer Anna Sui, DJ Sky Nellor and performance artist Marina Abramovic hit the Met for the premiere too.
Justin Long, Danny Huston and Jonathan Groff appear in the film but did not attend the premiere.
"The Conspirator" works its way into theaters April 15.
For the record, 2:30 p.m. April 13: An earlier version of this post said "The Conspirator" premiere took place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The venue was the Museum of Modern Art.
Photo: From left to right, James Badge Dale, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson, Robin Wright, Robert Redford, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline and Stephen Root at the New York premiere of "The Conspirator" at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images
Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel bore some scrutiny when she debuted the upcoming swimsuit collection with her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels this week at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles.
Apparently we need another reminder that swimsuit season is once again upon us.
Photos of the the South African beauty's tiny waist, slender arms and skinny legs next to the curvy Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima set off the controversy, as the 22-year-old seemed a tad plumper (a healthy plumper) in recent months.
"I am healthy and happy," Swanepoel told the New York Daily News through a rep. "I'm heartened to know how much everyone cares about me, but in this case everything is normal and good."
The 2011 swimsuit issue cover girl's most recent modeling card said she was 5-foot-9 and wore size-8 dresses, though the photos seem to tell another story. She insisted that her diet is determined by stress and traveling.
"I work out a lot. I box. I'm obsessed with it," Swanepoel told Hollyscoop.com. "It helps a lot with traveling, you know, to be strong and carry on with everything."
Victoria's Secret models are generally a little bustier and curvier than high-fashion models because, well, something has to go in those cups.
The models' contracts specifically say they are expected to be "healthy and muscular," and Swanepoel could lose her contract if she gets too thin, a source familiar with the contract told E!
"There is a really clear criteria for both Angels and the catalogue. Their career path is 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit issue, then to Angel, it's the highest-paying contract there is, period. The image is about being voluptuous, it's not fat, but it's curvy," the source said. "But if you start to look skinny and 'editorial print-like,' like fashion mag models, like undernourished, it gives the image the company does not want."
Former Victoria's Secret model Tyra Banks also dealt with scrutiny over her weight when she gained a few pounds after retiring from the runway.
What do you think, Gossip Ministers? Is she skinny enough to lose her contract? Tell us in comments.
Top photos, left to right, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima pose during the launch of the 2011 Victoria's Secret Swim collection in West Hollywood on March 30, 2011. Credits: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Right photo: Candice Swanepoel at Victoria's Secret Herald Square on Feb. 9, 2011, in New York. Credit: Joe Corrigan / Getty Images
Theodora Richard, daughter of Rolling Stones bad boy Keith Richards and model Patti Hansen, was arraigned Tuesday after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession and allegedly using a graffiti marker to paint on the side of a New York City building.
The 25-year-old, who has modeled for Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and French Connection, was spotted by police around 10:45 p.m. while allegedly writing "T [heart] A" on a building that houses a convent in an upscale part of SoHo, where she lives.
"I hope I don't get in trouble for this," she said to an officer, according to the Associated Press.
In addition to the paint marker and a small amount of marijuana, police said Richards was carrying narcotic pain relief pills that she did not have a prescription for.
She did not enter a plea at the arraignment and was released without bail. She is set to appear in court again April 21.
Her attorney Stacey Richman described Richards as "a polite, lovely woman."
Does this sound like a bad episode of "Gossip Girl" to anyone else?