It’s that time of year again where Hollywood’s most talented and hottest get all dressed up for the Oscar awards. You’ll be seeing pictures of the red carpet everywhere but we think getting a look behind the scenes and at the celebs getting ready is more exciting. So here are some of the best social media snaps from the celebs and their glam teams.
Do you ever wish you could learn more about your favourite reality stars? Learn their beauty, health or fashion secrets? Or even the juicy goss on what their lives were really like when they starred in their hit reality shows? Well luckily some of the worlds most popular reality stars have taken it upon themselves to write their own books so you can learn more about them. Here are our top 10 picks.
Holly Madison from ‘The Girls of the Playboy Mansion’ Book: Down the Rabbit Hole
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At 21, small-town Oregon girl Holly Cullen became Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s number one girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, Holly’s plunge down the rabbit hole took her to a world where all was not as it seemed. The fairy-tale life inside the Playboy Mansion—which included A-list celebrity parties and starring in a number one television show—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing Bunnies that nearly drove Holly to take her own life.
Down the Rabbit Hole is her introspective account of her time inside the Mansion: the drugs, abuse, infamous parties, and Holly’s real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and Mr. Playboy himself. It is also her chronicle of healing and hope. By telling her story, both a cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Holly reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and of finding the life we deserve.
Bethenny Frankel from ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Book: A Place of Yes
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The four-time New York Times bestselling author, talk show host, and “Mommy Mogul” Bethenny Frankel takes us on an empowering journey in A Place of Yes.
Bethenny Frankel’s no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is personality won over countless fans, and made her a nationally bestselling author and the star of her own hit Bravo show Bethenny Getting Married? Now Bethenny opens up and shares the obstacles she overcame and the great success she has enjoyed while discovering how to approach life from “A Place of Yes.” Bethenny’s path was not always clear as she overcame a difficult childhood, failed relationships, entrepreneurial efforts that never quite got off the ground, and lifelong money struggles. To deal with these challenges, Bethenny developed ten rules for pursuing her goals with authenticity and drive, including:
· Find your truth: Dig deep inside and figure out what is authentic for you, not anybody else.
· Act on it: You don’t have to have a master plan. But unless you do something, you’ve done nothing.
· Everything’s your business: Treat every job, person, and experience as if it could lead to your next big opportunity.
· Own it: If you do it, say it, think it—then own it. Stand up for yourself and fully acknowledge who you really are.
Each rule is illustrated with compelling, sometimes funny, sometimes outrageous examples that are pure Bethenny. It’s easy to say no, to say “I can’t,” to expect the worst, and to doubt yourself. But your life can be better than “not bad” or “good enough.” It can be amazing. And by putting Bethenny’s rules together, you can use them to be more successful, more fulfilled, healthier, and happier than ever before.
Lauren Conrad from ‘The Hills’ Book: Sweet Little Lies
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Lauren wrote this book which she said is fiction but some think it may be based on events from her own life…
The book is about character called Jane Roberts who was the average girl next door until she and her best friend, Scarlett Harp, landed their own hit reality show, L.A. Candy. But life on camera is getting complicated. . . .
When racy photos of Jane are leaked to the press, she becomes the center of a tabloid scandal. She turns to costar Madison Parker for help, but does Madison really have Jane’s back?
Scarlett’s got a scandal of her own. She’s fallen for a guy who’s strictly off-limits—which means Scarlett has a big secret to keep. But nothing stays secret for long in Hollywood.
In television star Lauren Conrad’s dishy, entertaining novel about young Hollywood, the lies are only as sweet as the people telling them.
Rachel Zoe from ‘The Rachel Zoe Project’ Book: Living in Style
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Rachel Zoe is an unparalleled fixture in the fashion world known for her unique take on effortless glamour. The designer, stylist, and editor is celebrated for shaping the images of Oscar-winning actresses and creating collections that embody her modern and sophisticated look. Now she wants to help you define your own personal style and incorporate it into all aspects of your life, from your wardrobe to your home to your next dinner party.
In these sleek pages, Rachel offers trusted tips and advice-along with style insights from her fellow insiders, friends, and family members. You will find never-before-seen photographs from Rachel’s private archives and learn about her personal icons, from Jane Birkin to Coco Chanel. Along the way, she also reminisces about her earliest influences and shares the story of her own style evolution.
Whether you’re accessorizing a chic black jumpsuit, entertaining friends, or perfecting your Friday night smoky eye, let Rachel Zoe be your guide to living in style.
Snooki from ‘Jersey Shore’ Book: Strong is the New Sexy
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A number of years ago, most people thought Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was destined for either rehab or prison. When she rose to stardom on the MTV breakout series, Jersey Shore, she was twenty pounds overweight from her steady diet of nachos and alcohol. Today, not only is she a mother of two, but she’s as fit and trim as she’s ever been. She’s married to the love of her life and father to her children, but most importantly, she’s strong both in her body and sheer determination. In short, she’s got her life together and now shares with her fans how she’s transformed both her body and mindset—and shows how they can do it too! In Strong Is the New Sexy, Snooki gives her “formula for fierce” and inspires readers to tap their own deep wells of girl power.
Kris Jenner from ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ Book: …and all things Kardashian
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From everybody’s favorite “momager” of E!’s hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians comes a relatable, brutally honest memoir of Kris Jenner’s never-before told story of the savvy businesswoman behind the Kardashian empire.
You think you know her . . .
Now read the stories even her famous children haven’t heard in this gripping and inspirational New York Times bestseller from the superstar matriarch of one of the biggest celebrity empires of our time.
On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’ve watched Kris Jenner do it all. She runs a household, manages her children’s blockbuster careers, produces four television shows featuring her larger-than-life family, and still finds time to tweet to her fans. In this thoughtful, candid, and no-nonsense memoir, Kris opens up about the parts of her life that aren’t always in the spotlight: her marriage to Robert Kardashian, the late father of her four oldest children; her husband Olympic champion Bruce Jenner’s pivotal role in ending the Kardashians’ messy divorce so they could all move forward as a family; her close relationships with Nicole Brown Simpson and O. J. Simpson and her insider knowledge about the murder, its aftermath, and the infamous trial; and even her controversial decision to make her charming family into an international brand.
If you think your life is chaotic, try keeping up with Kris Jenner.
Khloe Kardashian from ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ Book: Strong Looks Better Naked
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Khloé Kardashian shares her secrets for finding strength of body, mind, and heart with revelatory stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image.
In a culture that worships skinny, Kardashian writes with passion about the power of strength: a strong body lays the foundation for a strong mind, which leads to strength of heart, character, and ultimately spirit. Filled with practical advice, recipes, and compelling personal anecdotes, Strong Looks Better Naked is an inspiring meditation on how to create strength, confidence, and true beauty in every facet of your life.
Kendra Wilkinson from ‘Girls of the Playboy Mansion’ & ‘Kendra’ Book: Sliding into Home
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The former Girls of the Playboy Mansion favorite and the current star of the E! hit series Kendra bares all in this funny, fresh, fish-out-of-water memoir that captures the spirit of one of the most beloved Playboy cover models in history.
KENDRA BARES ALL
Fans of the E! smash hit series The Girls Next Door fell in love with sporty Playboy beauty Kendra Wilkinson’s care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. Now that she’s moved out of the world’s most famous bachelor pad and into her own delightfully chaotic world on Kendra as wife to NFL star Hank Baskett and mother to their newborn son, we’ve watched her hilarious antics as she adjusts to domestic life. But how much do we really know about the fun-loving star? In this humorous and optimistic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always unfailingly honest memoir, Kendra reveals the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey.
She wasn’t always the quintessential girl next door. Before she was a reality television superstar, Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, or one of the most popular Playboy cover models ever, Kendra was an athletic tomboy whose father walked out on her family when she was a little girl. She grew into a rebellious teenager with a serious drug habit before she quit cold turkey and beat the odds to graduate from a high school that almost didn’t give her a second (or third, or fourth) chance.
Following her rocky teenage years, an out-of-the- blue phone call from Hugh Hefner changed everything. Kendra dishes candidly about life in the Playboy Mansion: the sex, the parties, the show, and even her relationships with her Girls Next Door costars—Hef, Holly, and Bridget. She tells the true story about how she and Hank met and built a relationship in secret while she was still Hef’s girl- friend and a public face of Playboy. Finally, she reflects on the slew of unexpected changes in the short space of a year that have brought her sliding into home from Playboy party girl to wife and mother with a blooming Hollywood career. If you think you’ve seen all of Kendra, think again. She’s only warming up. . . .
Brandi Glanville from ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘
Book: Drinking & Tweeting
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The brutally honest breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, known for her dramatic divorce, her barely there clothing, and her inability to keep her mouth shut, tells all in this hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir that’s “the best piece of celeb literature we’ve ever come across.” (LAWeekly.com)
It’s impossible not to love Brandi Glanville, the unapologetically filter-free breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She spills all her secrets in this sassy, raunchy, and compulsively readable #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, dishing about everything from her DUI and her cheating ex to her one-night stands and the secret plastic surgery that made her “seventeen” again. Clear your schedule, grab a comfy seat, your favorite cocktail . . . and maybe a Xanax. #BestAfternoonEver.
Kyle Richards from ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Book: Life is not a Reality Show
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In the wild world of Beverly Hills, high-priced glam squads, flashy cars, and off-the-charts drama are the norm. Enter Kyle Richards: born and raised in the nation’s most dazzling neighborhood, she’s practically royalty in the 90210 zip code. And yet her loving family life, lack of pretention (no nannies, stylists, or personal chefs for this diva), and “girls’ girl” attitude make her a breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Now, she’s revealing how she achieves that perfect mix of celebrity and normality. In this collection of the best tips, advice, and strategies she knows, Kyle’s talking friend to friend so you can create that blend of glitz and know-how in your own life:
Family Kyle’s a hands-on parent who shares how she’s raising her four daughters to be self-sufficient, compassionate, and—above all—not spoiled. (Kyle grew up in a family of all women with her extraordinary mother teaching all the children her unique take on life.)
Men Being married to Mauricio, a devoted husband and wonderful father, Kyle is often asked what makes a happy and lasting marriage. She shares all of her best advice for keeping a marriage strong and, for single women, how to find the perfect partner.
Hair Would you believe those famously luscious locks are courtesy of drugstore shampoo? Turns out Beverly Hills style doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
Beauty Kyle’s beauty routine is practical and never too trendy. She shares her secrets for choosing the best lip glosses, blushes, creams, and cleansers, and explains how you can look gorgeous even if you’re on a budget. (Her tips on applying glam-inducing false eyelashes alone are a must read.)
Entertaining After years of soirees fit for the Hollywood elite, Kyle knows what it takes to throw a party your friends will talk about for years…without breaking the bank.
Childhood memories, tales from behind the scenes of The Real Housewives, warm and hilarious family stories—Kyle’s sharing all.
Stop imagining what it’s like to live in the country’s most glamorous zip code…and start trying out the good life yourself!
Tash Oakley is the ultimate Aussie bikini babe and has one of the most enviable bikini collections in the world, however this girl also has some seriously great style when it comes to her everyday street wear. Scroll throw the slide show below to see how you can steal Tash’s look.
Don’t get us wrong these shows were unreal in their heyday but all good things need to come to an end at some point and we feel that these TV shows have now surpassed their expiry date. These shows have lost their mojo and should end ASAP before everyone starts to get bored of them and completely forget how great they once were.
9 TV Series That Should End Now
The US is now onto season 20 of The Bachelor and while it’s great for those people who want their 15 minutes of fame we find it a little hard to believe that 20-25 girls could really be as in love with this one bachelor as they say they are especially after only laying eyes on him once. Also if they really were as in love with him as they say they are would they really be OK with him dating and making out (or possibly more) with 20+ other girls that live together in the same house? Yes it does make for entertaining TV the first few times but we say it’s far passed it’s expiry date now and it’s time for all girls to give the Bachelor the flick!
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Home & Away
Home and Away is coming up to it’s 28th year.. yep 28 years and while pretty much every famous Australian actor started out on this show we feel that’s now the only good thing about the show. How many more times can they have the barn blow up while the school formal is being held there, or have one of the main characters get shot, go to jail or get lost in the bush without viewers feeling like they’re experiencing Déjà vu every week night at 7pm? We say it’s probably time for Home and Away to do exactly as it name suggests.. go home and away.
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CSI (All of them) & Law & Order (All of them)
The original CSI is now on its 15 season and we've lost count of how many seasions there are of Law & Order, to be honest we can’t understand why it’s still going. Every episode is pretty much a version of someone getting murdered, the detectives or crime scene investigation unit investigate it, interview a range of people, then they catch the bad guy. There are only so many versions of this type of show you can make before people start to get bored. Don’t get us wrong these shows were great when they started out and generally have some great actors in it but it’s time they came to an end and gave the actors a chance to try something new.
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The Big Bang Theory
Now on its 9th season this show started out as a comedy about 4 nerds who lived across the hall form a hot blonde and for the most part it was funny and entertaining, watching the awkward exchange between the two stereotypes. Sadly, much like modern family the acting and jokes have started to feel forced and how much longer can the producers drag on the Sheldon & Amy ‘no sex’ scenario? As we said all good things should come to an end and this show should go out with its biggest bang ASAP.
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This show is now on its seventh season and it started off as a hilarious sitcom about a modern family with great storylines and great acting. Now the story lines feel almost a little too ridiculous and the acting has started to become quite over the top and almost awkward to watch. We’ve also noticed that brands like Uber, Kick-starter, Tinder get mentioned almost every episode and are worked in the script, could those brands possibly pay the producers big dollars to get mentioned in-show? We understand brand placement is a necessity these days in order to make money but if it is affecting the quality of the show is it really worth it?
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The show was great for the first few years and pushed boundaries that most comedy shows wouldn’t however, we can’t help but feel that the writers have started to run out of good jokes and seem to put a lot of personal jokes in there that the audience doesn't understand. It is also a type of humour that can get old and tasteless fast. This is another show that should have quit while they were on top.
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This show was huge when it first started out and it had people all over the world crying over every episode and swooning over McDreamy and McSteamy. However, when all of the main characters leave the show which happened quite a few seasons ago this should be taken as a sign to end it, instead of adding new main characters that die hard Grey’s fans can’t relate to.
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The whole idea of Big Brother when it first started was new and exciting so we can understand the hype around the first few seasons however, we are now 12 years on and it’s still going and it now just seems boring and the events in the house seem forced. To be honest we’re not sure who is still watching...besides big brother of course. This is one show that should have ended a long long time ago.
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This is probably one of the most loved longest running shows in the world, the Simpsons are a house hold name and the earlier episodes are hilarious and so well done. However 27 years on we can understand how it would be hard to continue to come up with great episodes which is why the Simpsons should have gone out on top and ended a few years ago!
Have you ever wondered how some of the world’s most beautiful women get such glowing skin? Well wonder no more, We’ve found some of top secrets that you can try too!
Miranda has raved about the benefits of Noni Juice for years and attributes her glowing skin to drinking it every day. Noni is a berry and the juice can be bough online here.
The blonde bombshell told HarperzBazzar.com “My skin is so sensitive so I use mostly natural products. Less is more in my opinion. I use coconut oil for my body and tea tree oil and green tea face wash.”
This beach babe is known for her dewy clear skin, so what’s her secret? When interviewed by elle.com she said “My mom always taught me to put toothpaste on pimples to dry them out at night. I do that all the time. I don’t use anything fancy when I get a pimple.”
‘The Body’ told RedbookMagazine.com the secret to her youthful skin “I exfoliate my face every day and my body twice a day—I shower in the morning and the evening. I use a body brush, which boosts circulation, and I always moisturize afterward. If I’m at the beach, I’ll just blend some moisturizer with sand and rub the mix all over my body, then rinse off in the ocean.”
The British babe told popsugar.com.au “James (her Personal trainer) has taught me that looking your best comes from having good health. Health reflects in your skin, body and hair and gives you a natural glow,”
The Victoria’s secret beauty told elle.com “I drink at least one coconut water a day—it gives you that healthy, glowing skin. Juices with native fruits like acai and acerola are also amazing.”
The 49 year- old actress credits her youthful looking skin to cutting refined sugar out of her diet. Studies have shown that a diet high in processed sugar such as soft drinks and lollies cause premature aging.
This stunning model says her secret to great skin is Apple Cider Vinegar "Apple cider vinegar is the best to flush things out. Also, lots of water, no coffee and no fizzy drinks."
The Victoria’s secret beauty credits her runway ready body to boxing at Gotham gym in NYC. We’re not all lucky enough to live in the Big Apple but with most gyms offering boxing classes there is no reason you can’t give boxing a go as well.
get some extra motivation and watch this video of Gigi punching it out:
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This Aussie actress loves to stay in shape through ballet at ballet beautiful which based in NYC. Luckily Ballet Beautiful also offers online classes so you can work out like Phoebe from anywhere in the world!
If you follow this Glee girl on instgram you may have noticed that she loves to take her workouts outdoors, in an interview with elle magazine she said “I hike on trails about four times a week; I love being outside.” The best thing about this workout is that it is free and you can do it anywhere in the world!
This British babe loves to get fit with celebrity trainer Russel owner of The Skinny Bitch Collective. This includes a mixture of fun primal movements and if you scroll through his instagram you’ll see models hitching rides on each others backs and doing upside down burpees. The SBC collective has an online program so you can work out like Camilla from anywhere in the world.
This Victoria’s Secret Angel has one of the most perfectly sculpted bodies around and does a range of exercises to keep fit but take one look at her instagram and you’ll see that yoga is a firm favourite of hers. So quick get on that mat and start stretching!
This Victoria’s Secret isn’t just known for he amazing body and looks. She also has some seriously cool street style that is comfortable and relaxed. Scroll through the slide show to see four of her best looks and how you can steal her look.
From cute modern two pieces, classic lace gowns to light pink tulle celebrities have some of the more beautiful and creative wedding dresses around. The fact that they have money to spare and access to some of the world best designers definitely helps when it comes to having the perfect dress but there is no reason you can’t look to these celebs for some serious style inspiration for your big day. Here are out top 10 favourite celebrity wedding dresses of all time.
“My advice would be never to compare yourself to others, I think every woman is beautiful and our differences are what make us stand out. I think we as woman feel intimidated by baring it all at the beach but the truth is we all go to the beach to have fun and never have I looked at another woman and judged her, I’m too busy relaxing and enjoying life to feel the need and I think most people feel the same way. So try to remember that when you step onto the sand. Most of us as freaking out over nothing!”
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Devin who is one half of the instagram account and blog ‘A Bikni A Day’ With Tash Oakley (told Beauticate how her and Tash like to stay fit and healthy.
‘We don’t like to go to the gym and workout…We like to go outside and stuff. We actually have our fitness series up on our website. We do this circuit; so we’ll do a butt workout which is basically just a ten minute exercise on the floor: squats, leg lifts. Then we’ll do a run down to the beach, generally if we’re in LA, we try to do this wherever we are, and then we’ll do a circuit that incorporates abs, arms and a little cardio. Just a little bit of everything. Even just shooting and being at the beach and climbing on rocks, our lifestyle is very active.’
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You just need to take one look at this Aussie model’s instagram account to see that she is one active healthy chick. In a recent interview with Sporteluxe she reveled one of her health secrets:
“Apple cider vinegar is the best to flush things out. Also, lots of water, no coffee and no fizzy drinks.”
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The ex Victoria’s Secret model has one of the hottest bodies in the world so we defintely want to do whatever she’s doing. She recetnly told Vogue Australia that cutting out red meat has really help with how she looks and feels:
“And since I cut it out I have noticed how much lighter and better I feel. It’s not that I wouldn’t [ever] have it, I had lovely lamb chop the other day on the barbecue, it’s just changed. And I’ll have fish or chicken.”
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The DJ and fitness guru definitely lives a healthy active lifestyle doing what she loves! When interviewed by Sporteluxe Hannah revealed some of her health secrets:
“I add gelatin to my morning matcha. It has 11 grams of protein in 1 tbsp and has no flavor. It’s great especially if you don’t have time or are not a morning eater. It’s also great for my skin too. I also do infrared sauna once a week. It’s $30 for an hour and is a great sweat/ provides me with a time that I can meditate.”
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One of the biggest fitness chicks on Instagram and creator of the program that has women all over the world getting their dream bodies the healthy way recently told Body & Soul her number one health tip:
“Consistency! I do not believe in quick fixes or fads. I believe that a healthy lifestyle is something that you should be to be able to maintain long-term. When you fuel your body with nutritious foods and exercise regularly your body will develop a habit that you will not want to let go of.”
“Someone once told me my thighs were ‘cellulite city’. But I now realise these thighs tell a story of victory and courage. I will not let others dictate what they think my body should look like for their own comfort, and neither should you.”
The instagram star and fitness guru opened up to beauticate about how important it is to embrace who you are.
I believe it’s important to always embrace who you are and not try to be like someone else. Don’t compare yourself. These are the things that I dealt with, always comparing myself to someone else and always wanting to be like them, trying to change everything about myself. On social media I’m open about it, I like to be myself and I’m not afraid to show my flaws and my mistakes.