December 6th, 2013 · No Comments Celebrity Gossip reports.
This is the time of year where betting on sports kicks into high gear, with the NFL playoffs approaching, college football’s bowl season starting soon, college basketball entering conference play, and the NBA and NHL seasons underway. The number of games and bets you can place of them is enormous, and choosing where to place your bet can be overwhelming, leading to major losses. Fortunately, sites like sportsbettingdime.com are around to help you find the best place to gamble and provide information to help everyone make your picks, including these celebrities who bet such huge amounts that they should use all the assistance they can get:
Curtis Jackson has done very well investing his money in Vitamin Water and other businesses, and has also made a couple well known large bets on sporting events that paid off big for him big time. He tweeted once that a voice told him to bet $500,000 on the New York Giants against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2012 NFC Championship game, which was a winner, and he bet $1 million on his friend Floyd Mayweather Jr. when he fought Oscar de la Hoya, which also paid out for him.
Arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, and well known for his strong competitive streak, MJ is known for being willing to bet on almost anything, whether it is a golf game against a friend, card games at a casino, or whether his bags will come off of a plane first. He’s supposedly lost millions over the years, but has a net worth of about $650 million according to Forbes, so he can easily afford it.
This well known rapper loves to throw money around at the sportsbooks, losing $2 million on the Miami Heat – Dallas Mavericks NBA finals several years ago, and winning $1 million by betting on the Green Bay Packers in their last Super Bowl. He’s also the uncle of NFL running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and when his nephew’s team made it to the 2012 Super Bowl, he was so confident in their chances to win that he tweeted about his willingness to bet $5 million on the New England Patriots. A major gambling site saw his boast, and called his bluff, which would have been his biggest bet yet. You know he has the money to play with, so this was a great test of his confidence in his nephew.
December 4th, 2013 · No Comments Celebrity Gossip reports.
Actors often have to change their appearance drastically in order to be believable in the movies they’re a part of. There are even a number of actors who have had to gain or lose a considerable amount of weight in order to play the part they’ve been chosen to play. Here are a few celebrities who underwent significant physical transformation to make sure their performance was especially breathtaking or realistic.
The actor lost 62 pounds for his role in the psychological thriller The Machinist. Bale played the main character, a man who suffers from severe insomnia for a year and becomes emaciated from neglecting to eat.
According to The Telegraph, Bale spent four months preparing for the role, and only consumed an apple and cup of coffee a day to make his frame especially thin. He then had to gain the 62 pounds back for his next titular role in Batman Begins.
An apple was the only food Christian Bale consumed for 16 weeks to achieve a frail frame.
For the popular Bridget Jones’ Diary movies that were released in 2001 and 2004, Zellweger had to gain 20 pounds to play the buxom, quirky main character in the films. The weight was essential to the character of Bridget Jones, who is concerned about her appearance and hopes to find love soon, as the movie takes place when Jones is in her 30s. The actress, who is naturally thin, quickly returned to her normal weight in between roles.
Rapper and actor 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, underwent a dramatic change for his role in Things Fall Apart, a story about a football player struggling with cancer. Jackson’s normal weight is about 214 pounds; however, for the role, the actor dropped his weight down to 160. He was able to do this by following a liquid diet and working out on the treadmill for a little more than two months for three hours a day.
Beverages like green tea are often included in liquid diets, which people follow for weight loss and celebrities use to lose fat quickly.
Hathaway starred in the film Les Misreables, and lost 16 pounds for her role. She also shaved her head to make her body frame appear especially gaunt. She still had to keep a slim, fit frame for her next movie, The Dark Knight Rises, and became a vegetarian to keep body fat at bay. According to a Business Insider article, kale was a large part of her diet when preparing for the movie role.
Theron gained 30 pounds for her starring role in Monster. The star also wore makeup that made her skin look blotchy and full of blemishes, shaved her eyebrows off and donned prosthetic teeth for the role. The actress portrayed the Aileen Wuornos, a real-life serial killer in the film and wanted to match the woman’s appearance as closely as possible. The Daily Beast reports that Theron ate lots of donuts and potato chips to put on extra pounds for the movie.
It seems that in many cases, stardom can require real sacrifices. After all – how many of us are willing to lose or gain weight for our jobs?
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November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments Celebrity Gossip reports.
Actor Kit Harington, who plays Ned Stark’s bastard son, Jon Snow, on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” appears in GQ’s new December “Men of the Year” issue. Harington tells the magazine that he loved last season’s infamously bloody Red Wedding episode: “I was jumping for joy that they pulled it off.” He also offers a preview of next season, saying “It’s the most action-heavy. It’s the most expensive. And there’s more death… They haven’t lowered the bar.”
Photo Credit: Jake Chessum / GQ
For more on GQ’s “Gamer of the Year” Kit Harington, go to GQ.com.
Click here to view a behind-the-scenes video from Harington’s photo shoot.
November 18th, 2013 · No Comments Celebrity Gossip reports.
Kate Moss and Chiwetel Ejiofor tour Instanbul in the December issue of Vogue, and Kate looks as good as ever.
Photo Credit: VOGUE/Mario Testino
Altuzarra henley bodysuit and metallic draped skirt ($2,995); skirt at net-a-porter.com. Dior stilettos.
To see more, go to vogue.com or pick up the December issue, which hits newsstands nationwide on November 19th and is available now as a digital download for the iPad®, Kindle Fire, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet.
November 15th, 2013 · No Comments Celebrity Gossip reports.
Will Ferrell has been named GQ’s “Funnyman of the Year” in its new December “Men of the Year” issue, and appears on one of the issue’s five covers, side by side with his “Anchorman” character, Ron Burgundy. For his interview,GQ quizzes the star’s Ron Burgundy persona on some of 2013’s biggest news stories. Answering questions like: What transpired during the historic conversation between Barack Obama and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (“President Obama basically asked Hassan if he likes to party,” he explains), and What is twerking? (“This was actually stolen from the Navy Seals. It is the maneuver they used to stun Bin Laden’s guards”), Ferrell shows just how good he is at playing clueless.
Photo Credit: Sebastian Kim / GQ
Suit, shirt, and tie (left) by Burberry London. Tie bar by The Tie Bar. Pocket square by Paul Stuart.
For the full interview, visit GQ.com, to view GQ’s hilarious photo shoot with “Funnyman of the Year” Will Ferrell, visit GQ.com, and watch an embeddable behind-the-scenes video from the shoot here.