We’re only five months into 2011, but a slew of Hollywood starlets have already taken on major roles: being new moms! Celebs like Penelope Cruz and Elizabeth Banks (right) celebrated the birth of their babies this year, becoming proud first-time parents, and Mariah Carey got double the trouble with her first pregnancy when she gave birth to twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Meanwhile, other stylish moms like Nicole Kidman and Mariska Hargitay added to their growing families. Click through the gallery to see all the hot new moms in Hollywood!
Before Julia Roberts could set off to film Eat, Pray, Love, costume designer Michael Dennison had to take a journey of his own. “Fran Vega-Buck (Julia’s personal costumer since 1993′s The Pelican Brief) and I traveled to each of the locations—New York, Rome, India and Bali—to buy clothes and accessories before filming started,” Dennison told us. “And we did it in one week!” After the whirlwind trip, Dennison pulled together more than 100 costumes for the around-the-world shoot. “Each part of the story is associated with a season, but the calendar is backwards,” he explained. “We meet Julia’s character when she’s in an emotional winter, then she begins a journey that takes her through fall, summer and finally to spring, the season of rebirth and renewal. What she wears helps us to see how she’s changing and growing.” Click through our gallery for more photos of Roberts’s Eat, Pray, Love style and get a sneak peek at her sexy co-stars, Javier Bardem and James Franco!
They’re a notoriously private couple, so it’s no surprise that when Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem got married earlier this month, they chose to have a very low-profile ceremony in the Bahamas (the nuptials were held at a friends home). But that doesn’t mean that Cruz’s wedding dress followed suit: The actress wore a gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture designed just for her by John Galliano, a longtime friend of hers, who is not exactly known for his understated designs. Although we haven’t seen a shot of Cruz in her Dior confection yet, if her past red carpet appearances are any indication, we’re sure she looked stunning. Congrats to the newlyweds!
1. Becki Newton is expecting her first child. [Parade.com]
2. Javier Bardem is the latest star to sign up for some Glee lessons. [EW.com]
3. Ferragamo debuts a line of bright, punchy flats for the younger crowd. [WWD.com]
4. Stephanie Pratt may be headed across country to join The City. [NYPost.com]
5. Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley debuts her new clothing line, “Filthy Couture.” [People.com]
6. Alberta Ferretti debuts a bridal capsule collection at Paris Couture week. [WWD.com]