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Sunday, February 9th, 2014
What a sweet escape!
Not only will Gwen Stefani be the queen of her castle when she welcomes her third son with husband Gavin Rossdale, but the mom-to-be received the royal treatment during her baby shower on Saturday.
The blue-themed bash, which was put together by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss and hosted by Shelli Azoff, was held in the Wolfgang Puck dining room at the Hotel Bel Air, where family and friends including Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe and Chelsea Handler, joined the singer to celebrate the pending arrival of her baby boy.
“Baby shower!! Can’t believe im pregs thank u Shelli Azoff for a beautiful #girlyday = blessed,” Stefani, 44, captioned a photo that gave fans a glimpse at the treat table.
In between noshing on blue frosted donuts and a decadent round cake with a topper of a newborn’s head, Stefani was gifted with a basket full of goodies and The Honest Company’s rock star organic diaper cake from Jessica Alba.
“She had tons of items picked out and put in a huge 3Sprouts dinosaur basket from Bel Bambini. She filled it with practical items,” a source tells PEOPLE.
To round out the series of snapshots she shared from her weekend festivities, Stefani snapped a stunning selfie (complete with her signature red pouty lips!). “#babyshowertime #gettingclosenow,” she writes.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are expanding their family! A source confirms to Us Weekly that the 43-year-old No Doubt singer is pregnant with the couple’s third child.
“It’s very new and they just found out,” the source tells Us. “They’re excited!”
Married since 2002, Stefani and Bush rocker, 47, are already parents to sons Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5. Rossdale also learned in 2004 that he is dad to daughter Daisy Lowe, 24, from his brief relationship with singer-turned-designer Pearl Lowe.
During a vacation with her family in the South of France on Aug. 16, Stefani showed a slight tummy while wearing a pink bikini top and striped, side-tie bottoms. The “Wind It Up” singer took it easy while relaxing on a boat and soaking up the sun.
In an October 2012 interview with Marie Claire, Stefani revealed that she had wanted to have a third child. “I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn’t really work out,” she said, without going into specifics. “So. . . I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try.”
Monday, December 17th, 2012
When it comes to work and family, Gwen Stefani is struggling to find the perfect balance.
Covering the January 2013 issue of Vogue, the 43-year-old No Doubt frontwoman opens up about why she was hesitant to record new material with her bandmates after an 11-year hiatus. (The band released their sixth studio album, Push and Shove, in September 2012.)
Sunday, December 9th, 2012
On Saturday, Gwen joined BUSH on stage at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas for the song Glycerine! Credits to irabrianmiller for the photo:
Sunday, November 11th, 2012
We’ve all heard the statistic: Microsoft’s allegedly spending a whole truckload of money to market Windows 8. And we’ve all heard about what that’s going to mean: Essentially, Windows 8 on every corner; advertisements in every place you read; mentions in everywhere you frequent.
And, now, how about endorsements from the very celebrities you admire, follow, and chat about?
According to a new report by The Sun, British actor James Corden — of the Broadway play One Man, Two Guvnors — is joining Jay-Z and Gwen Stefani to help Microsoft hawk Windows Phone 8 to the masses. And they’re hardly the end-all, be-all list of Microsoft celebrity endorsers: Jessica Alba helped Microsoft show off Windows Phone 8 at the company’s official launch event for the platform, and the company’s already been pushing out TV ads featuring Will Arnett and Holly Willoughby, to name a few.
The ads themselves – well, minus Arnett’s – are clearly attempting to combine celebrity appeal with simplicity. In Willoughby’s, for example, she’s shown briefly interacting with the common features and apps found on her Nokia Lumia 920 and describing how they allegedly help out her life as a parent. It’s an easy, conventional advertisement that looks to show viewers that celebrities – and people of all ages – can tap into (and benefit from) all the conventions that Windows Phone 8 has to offer.
Microsoft’s ad campaign is all about relationships: The notion that Windows Phone 8 can better the lives of people from a variety of backgrounds and professions, and with an equally diverse group of interests. As The Next Web’s Emil Protalinski wrote in a late October article:
“If Microsoft can get a few movie actors, pop stars, professional athletes, and famous celebrities in general to use Windows Phone 8 devices, customize them, and narrate an ad like the one above, the company could have a great campaign on its hands. It could feature a few famous people, and mix in ‘normal individuals’ such as food lovers, movie lovers, roadtrippers, music mentors, gamers, fashion hunters, page turners, single dads, socializers, working moms, play makers, deal seekers, twin brothers, and the up-all-nighters.”
Still, we’re most curious to see who else Microsoft has tapped to endorse its new Windows world. Here’s hoping Nick Offerman shows off a mustached Windows Phone 8 at some point in the future.
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
“As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history. Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately. The music that inspired us when we started the band, and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video. Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.
- No Doubt”
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Monday, July 16th, 2012
‘Settle Down’ has premiered on NoDoubt.com – listen to it HERE!
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Monday, August 1st, 2011
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011
We’ve always loved Gwen Stefani‘s immaculate makeup: the signature bright red lips, those luscious long lashes. So it’s no surprise to hear that the singing star learned the tricks of the trade at a young age. “I started in seventh grade,” Stefani shares in the latest issue of ELLE. “We had home economics, and they’d bring someone in to show you how to put your makeup on.” And her studies in cosmetology continued through college, where she majored in art.
“I can draw and paint. That’s my background,” she explains. When touring solo, or with her No Doubt bandmates, the L’Oreal Paris spokesmodel does all her own stage makeup. “I learn from makeup people now, but in the past I had a real problem with makeup artists,” Stefani admits. “I remember my first experience with a makeup artist was doing the first No Doubt album, the one that was shelved. Go back and look at how ugly I look. It is the worst makeup … From that time on, I’m thinking, I’m not going to let someone do my makeup, because they don’t know how to do it.” She’s happy to let hair stylists work their magic, though.
“For the last couple tours I’ve had hair people, which is the luxury of my life,” she says. “I’m like, ‘Why did I do it myself this whole time?’” And in an industry where looks mean everything, Stefani isn’t ashamed to admit she cares about her ultra-glam outward appearance. “I mean, I’m very vain. That would be my middle name,” she says. “Of course I am, you know what I mean? I love the visual.” For more on Stefani and other women in music, visit ELLE.com or pick up the May issue of ELLE, on newsstands April 12.