Tag Archives: Celebrity

Congratulations to Britney Spears: Brit Brit and beau Jason Trawick are Engaged

16 Dec

“OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo” read a tweet from Britney Spears this morning.

Last night, her boyfriend (now fiancé) Jason Trawick proposed to Spears in front of her two boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

“Yes, we are engaged,” Trawick said, saying he’s “over the moon” and so is Britney.

 The couple had been talking marriage for a long time. Spears has had two unsuccessful marriages, but feels that Trawick is “the one” for her. He has really been a stable, positive force in her life. Trawick worked with famed jewelry designer Neil Lane to come up with Britney’s “dream” engagement ring – a bauble that reportedly features a 3-plus carat round stone and pave diamonds.
So congratulations to Britney Spears! I hope that media outlets will let her enjoy this happy time with her future husband and her loved ones, and here’s hoping that this marriage is a long, happy one filled with many good memories to come.
Britney recently celebrated her 30th birthday, and her most recent album and coinciding tour, “Femme Fatale” was one of the most successful of 2011, and has been critically touted as her best work yet.

Glitzburgh Glam: The Iconic Collection of Elizabeth Taylor

7 Dec

Elizabeth Taylor is a name synonymous with glamour, luxury, and a lush life filled with adventure and style. The legend was a star who lavished herself in all things beautiful — and for this, she has become a fashion icon who will be sorely missed. If you were a fan of the late, great Elizabeth Taylor, you can own a piece of her life’s collection — but it will cost you a pretty penny.

The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is one of the (many) highlights of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor that is being auctioned off at Christie’s. It is a Rectangular-Cut Diamond Ring of 33.19 carats
D color, Potentially Internally Flawless, Type IIa, and will sell for an estimated $2,500,000 – 3,500,000. There’s also the LA PEREGRINA 16th century Natural Pearl, Ruby, Diamond and Cultured Pearl Necklace, by Cartier, which should also fetch an easy $2,000,000 – 3,000,000.

Oh, is that all?

Other stunners include The Burton Wedding Bands, which were given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton upon their marriages in 1964 and 1975, and will fetch a much more affordable (ha!)  $6,000 – 8,000, and an Emile Galle  Marquetrie-Sur-Verre Glass Vase, circa 1900 with gold foil inclusions and artist signature, that should go for approximately $15,000 – 20,000.

Taylor, known most for her jewelry, was a fashion icon. Other looks that are up for auction include A Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir by BVLGARI, circa 1971, worth $600,000 – 800,000, and TWO SATELLITE SUITCASES, A NICE BEAUTY CASE AND A DEAUVILLE BEAUTY BAG by Louis Vuitton, 20th Century, at an estimated $2,500 – 3,500.

You can buy the clothes once worn by the world-famous icon, too, from a lovely  pinky-peach 2-piece CHRISTIAN DIOR EVENING ENSEMBLE worth $6,000 – 8,000, to a AN EMANUEL UNGARO RED, PINK, BROWN AND YELLOW STRIPED WOOL COAT for around $900.

Paintings by Van Gogh and others are also for sale (for millions of dollars) and you can also purchase the Deluxe Signed Limited Edition of My Love Affair With Jewelry, signed on the justification page by Elizabeth Taylor, numbered from the edition of 50 (copies 26/50-50/50 for general release) and stamped Edition A, which comes in a presentation box together with a copy of The Legendary Jewels: The Evening Sale similarly numbered and stamped Edition A. This will run you about $2,500.

View more, here, or check out photos below!

Photos of the Day: Mission: Pittsburgh! Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes & Suri out and about in Schenley Park, Oakland

10 Oct

Over the weekend, Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes were spotted in Oakland’s Schenley Plaza njoying the carousel with daughter Suri. Zombiefest 2011 was also going on, leaving little Suri a bit unsettled. However, according to sources, Tom seemed to be in a great mood, waving to fans and onlookers as he spent the day with his family.

It seems that the Cruises have really been enjoying their time exploring Pittsburgh.

 

True Blood Actor Joe Manganiello at Pittsburgh’s Savoy this SATURDAY!

8 Sep

How many of you ‘Burghers are ‘True Blood’ fans? (How could you NOT be, is a better question!) Join actor/resident hottie Joe Manganiello (who plays werewolf Alcide on the hit show) at SAVOY Restaurant & Lounge this SATURDAY September 10th, at 7pm.

Glitzburgh is thrilled that Joe is stopping by to try SAVOY’s (delish!) Award-Winning menu!

Manganiello – a Steelers fan –  hails from Pittsburgh. Last night, he was involved in an event with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh — one time of many that he’s supported his hometown. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and then went on to Carnegie Mellon University. While he’s most known at present for his critically-praised role as Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s ‘True Blood’ series, he also played Flash in the Spiderman movies, and had recurring TV roles on hit shows such as How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill.

So, swing by, have a Maniac Martini, and try Chef Kevin’s amazing appetizers! Hope to see you there. Check back Monday when we have all the scoop from the event!

~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck (this original post can be seen on the Maniac Magazine “Maniac Exchange” blog, here.)

Singer and Tabloid Target Amy Winehouse Passes Away at Age 27

23 Jul

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse, age 27, was found dead today at her London loft.

Many are saddened by the loss of a young talent, however, there aren’t many people out there who are surprised.

Other celebrities have taken to social media to express their condolences and sadness.

“Not a surprise. SO sad, another loss to addiction. A reminder this is often fatal. Recovery is possible, but sadly not for Amy Winehouse.” – Dr. Drew

“I can’t even breathe right now I’m crying so hard I just lost 1 of my best friends. I love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!” – Kelly Osborne

“I nevr know wht 2 post after paying respect 2 sum1 who died. Just seems lk anything funny is inappropriate. mayB I’ll just go C Harry Potter.” – Ashton Kutcher

“I am genuinely heartbroken about this #DearAmy.” – Rihanna

“Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Kurt Cobain and now Amy Winehouse: all died at 27.” – Richard Roeper

“not surprise but super sad to hear about the news. RIP. Never take life for granted.” – Pete Wentz

“Amy Winehouse lived longer than I expected. Is that awful of me? I’m sorry, Amy #RIP.” – Kevin Williamson

“My heart goes out 2 Amy Winehouse’s family, loved ones. Praying for their strength during this time.” – Janelle Monae

“Singer Amy Winehouse found dead at her home in London, DAMN!!! RIP.” – Jermaine Dupri

“After our show in serbia I wish I’d been able to help amy. I knew this would come, I’m sorry,” – Moby

As troubled as she was – drugs, drinking, violence, and a life of disarray – her talent was undeniable.

According to the Chicago Tribune, “Authorities are investigating the cause of the British singer’s death. But, sadly, it was a surprise to virtually no one. Winehouse had been waging a very public struggle with substance abuse since her teens, and after the huge success of her 2006 breakthrough album, Back to Black, her erratic behavior devolved even further, effectively putting her career on hold.” Her death is suspected to be an overdose – whether accidental or suicide remains to be seen but the Hollywood rumor mills are suspecting that it was likely intentional.

Now, the world will never see what could have been.

I hope that news of her passing will serve as a wake-up call to other troubled starlets out there… the  eerie”27 Club” does not need anymore new members! May she rest in peace.

 

Ultra Marathon Runner Dean Karnazes and the Regis & Kelly Show Run Across America…to Green Tree!

27 Apr

Today, ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes of “Regis and Kelly” fame brought his “Run Across America” right here to Pittsburgh.

Karnazes – who was one of TIME Magazine’s “Most Influential” People, has been running across the country and will finish on May 9th in New York City at the LIVE! With Regis & Kelly studios.

Today’s 5K running event took place at a local elementary school – Aiken Elementary, in Green Tree – and included not only Karnazes but also students, teachers, families, runners, and even the likes of Andrew Stockey and the Pirate Parrot. The event was filmed for a segment soon to be aired on the LIVE! With Regis & Kelly Show.

You can learn more about Dean’s journey, here: http://www.ultramarathonman.com/flash/

Some photos from the event:

Calling All Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Fans! Get @HilaryBeeC to Glitz with us in Da’ Burgh!!

15 Nov

Dear Hilary Duff: I’m talking to you, missy! 😉

I’m on a mission to get actress/singer/entrepreneur/writer/fashionista/cutie Hilary Duff Comrie to do an interview with Glitzburgh, now that she has Pittsburgh ties!

Duff’s husband, Mike Comrie, plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins and I’d love to get them to sit down and do a rare joint interview!  (or, a one-on-one – I’ll take what I can get….)

Hilary is skidaddling about the country promoting her new book, Elixir, and so she may be a hard lady to get in touch with.

But, I love the gal and would be beyond honored if she’d get in touch with her newfound “Pittsburghness” and glitz with us!

(Or, at the very least – Hilary: please do a book signing or meet-and-greet in Pittsburgh!)

Hilary Duff with her new book, Elixir

Do you all want to see Glitzburgh interviewing Hilary? If so, tweet her at @HilarybeeC and help me try to get her on board!

PS: Check out her recent tweet –  “Got my hat on representing and ready for a win tonight!!! Let’s go pens!!” + PHOTO: click here.

Mike Comrie, #19 Pittsburgh Penguins