Dina Manzo may have left the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but now the reality star is going back into the spotlight! Manzo is filming a new series called Dina’s Party for HGTV, which will follow her event company Designer Affair as they transform clients’ homes into lavish party venues. The network’s general manager said in a statement on Friday: “Dina is an accomplished interior designer and also runs a thriving event planning business—her Real Housewives fans will be surprised to see this side of her.” Details are still under wraps, but we do know that the show is expected to premiere in September. Tell us, will you be tuning in?
Hip New York City parents Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker brought along son James Wilke when they attended the Broadway opening of Catch Me If You Can, where the city kid mingled with stars like Tina Fey and Robin Williams. We’re betting that the 8-year-old has a killer story for his classmates at their next show-and-tell. In L.A., Anne Hathaway looked geek chic at the Hollywood premiere of Rio, Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen kicked up her heels at the GLAAD Awards and Fergie stood by her man at a Red Cross benefit. See more photos from the weekend’s hottest parties in the gallery.
The word itself—housewife—still seems almost shockingly retro. But it’s having something of a renaissance, thanks in no small part to Bravo’s now ubiquitous Real Housewives series. So the time seems right to salute the small screen’s most fashionable female homemakers. Read on for a preview of who made our top picks! Then, check out the complete list of TV’s most stylish housewives here.
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American Idol contestant Pia Toscano may have gotten voted off the show last week—but don’t feel bad for her just yet! The 22-year-old singer recently said that she has big news to announce in the future. “There’s been so many great opportunities,” Toscano told ABC News. “But I’m focusing right now on the tour. Possibly you’ll hear something after the tour.” Could she be hinting at a record deal? Over the weekend, rumors swirled that she signed with Interscope, the same label that represents Lady Gaga and Fergie, but Toscano will not confirm that as of now. No matter what, we’re excited to see Toscano back in the limelight after her controversial elimination, so this is great news for fans who felt she left American Idol too soon!
In between spinning with partner Ralph Macchio on Dancing With the Stars, professional dancer Karina Smirnoff made time to design a pair of shoes! Smirnoff created a pair of slouchy boots for Bearpaw—a brand she wears while relaxing before and after dance rehearsals. “With the amount of dancing we do, you want to rest your feet as much as you can,” Smirnoff told WWD. The dancer’s $80 knit-and-suede Aleyska boots are currently available in gray or black on BearpawShoes.com. The adjustable shoes can be cinched to knee-high or ankle-length, and are lined with soft shearling—perfect for pampering tired toes.
1. Angelina Jolie’s charitable jewelery collection is on display at Julien’s Auction House. [She Finds]
2. Just in: Taylor Swift likes to cut hair when she’s not singing. [People]
3. Snooki debuted a sleek look for a benefit shoot. [MTV Style]
4. Giorgio Armani designed two outfits for Katie Holmes to wear during The Kennedys. [People]
5. Housewares designer John Derian created a pair of flats for Repetto. [Racked]
6. The newest celebrity to join twitter is… model Bar Refaeli! [Modelina]
H. Stern just unveiled the star of its new Brazilian campaign: Katie Holmes! The actress, who recently played Jackie Kennedy in the Reelz miniseries The Kennedys and also fronted campaigns for Ann Taylor and John Frieda, follows in the footsteps of Catherine Deneuve and Kate Moss as the face of the brand. Holmes posed in subtle makeup and a white shift for the ad, which really let the emerald baubles pop. Click through to see another shot from the campaign. And tell us, what do you think of Holmes’s new role?
Today marked one of the last times we’re going to see Kate Middleton before her April 29th wedding. So breathe it in. The princess-to-be and her Prince stepped out today to visit young people in Darwen, Lancashire, a northwest section of the United Kingdom. Together, they helped open a community academy, celebrated the launch a youth award named after Prince William, and visited a country park, the AP reports. And while it rained, Middleton didn’t let the droplets interrupt her royal style. She wore a navy skirt suit by Amanda Wakeley for her appearance, a complement to her 18-carat sapphire engagement ring, and she pulled her hair back into a half updo, showing off delicate gold teardrop earrings. Click through to see more Kate Middleton and Prince William photos.