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FLORAL STRIPES

How to spice up the little black dress? Add bold stripes of colorful floral prints – like Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Leona Lewis.

STRAPLESS BLACK JUMPSUITS

The one-piece trend keeps trucking on, turning up in sleek belted versions on Rachel Weisz, Ana Ortiz and Kim Kardashian.

BLACK LACE DRESSES

Delicate lace gets a lift when layered on top of bright white dresses – showing up on stylish stars like Paris Hilton, Taylor Momsen and Rachel McAdams.

Brad Pitt Gives $100,000 to Fight Gay Marriage

The same week he and Angelina Jolie pledged $2 million to help fight tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, Brad Pitt has given $100,000 to stop a California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage – the largest donation so far from a prominent individual in the entertainment industry, reports Variety.

"Because no one has the right to deny another their life even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," Pitt, who gave to the group Californians Against Eliminating Basic Rights, said in a statement.

A spokeswoman for the organization Protect Marriage, which supports passage of Proposition 8, said of Pitt, "We certainly respect his right in the political process, but we don’t believe he is the most exemplary figure on the issue of marriage."

SURPRISE!

Keeping her plans a secret, Jennifer Lopez gave hubby Marc Anthony a birthday to remember: a surprise bash Sept. 14 at New York's Bowery Hotel, just hours after she competed in a triathlon in Malibu. "I can't believe we pulled it off," Lopez told PEOPLE of the 1940s Cuban nightclub-themed party, which featured showgirls modeled after Havana's famous Tropicana.

Britney Spears Auditioning Dancers

Britney Spears, auditioning dancers at the International Dance Academy in Hollywood. The singer is casting for her new music video, "Womanizer," from her upcoming album Circus, says source and plans to start shooting the video "very soon." After her casting call, the singer headed to dinner at the Little Door, one of her favorite Hollywood spots.

Naomi Campbell's Battle with Infertility

With her glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, Naomi Campbell may seem like a woman who has it all. But the former supermodel says something is missing from her life.

"I do want to have kids," the 38-year-old said during a London Fashion Week fund-raiser for the White Ribbon Alliance (which helps provide healthcare for pregnant women around the world).

In fact, the model revealed that she was previously infertile – until a corrective surgery this March. (Until now, Campbell had maintained that she checked into a hospital in Brazil for the removal of a small cyst.)

"They thought it was a cyst," she explained, according to Britain's Press Association. "When they opened it up they realized it was more."

Thanks to the operation, Campbell said she's now in perfect health.

"I was not able to have children up until March," she said. "Now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family."

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Quiet Night Out

They simply can’t go anywhere without causing a massive paparazzi stir. And that was the case last night as Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie tried to have a quiet night out.

The “War, Inc.” actress and her hockey player hunk were spotted trying to leave Los Angeles restaurant Dan Tana’s following a delicious dinner date, though the mass of shutterbugs impeded their swift departure.

Kanye West: 'I'm Cool with the Paparazzi'

Just one day after Kanye West's Thursday arrest at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of vandalism, he has a message for fans.

"I'm cool with the paparazzi," the rapper – who was arrested with his road manager at LAX after allegedly causing damage to camera equipment worth more than $10,000 – wrote on his blog Friday morning.

"This guy wasn't cool," West wrote, referring to one of the lensmen allegedly involved in the incident. "I gotta work now ... I'll rant later!"

In the meantime, West's tone seemed pretty casual about the whole thing – even though in video footage of the incident, West and his road manager were seen wresting a camera away from a photographer and smashing it into the ground.

"We back in the lab now!!!" wrote the rapper, who's returned to work on his album.

Right after being released by the LAPD, he left on a private jet from Van Nuys to Honolulu, where he's working on his next album at Avex …

Tiger Woods Expecting Second Child

Tiger Woods is going to be a daddy for the second time.

“Elin and I are proud to announce that we are expecting our second child in late winter,” the golf champ wrote on his official Web site Tuesday.

“This has been a year of contrasts,” Woods, 32, began. “I had a solid start to the season, won the U.S. Open in an exciting playoff, and then unfortunately had to shut it down after successful knee surgery.”

Continued the athlete: “And now, I have some wonderful news to report. Sam is going to be a big sister.”

Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, welcomed Sam Alexis Woods, in June 2007. The couple also revealed photos of the newborn – a week after her birth – on Wood’s official site.

“It was a dream come true for both Elin and myself,” he said of fatherhood at the time. “I’ve been changing diapers and doing feedings. I definitely don’t sleep now.”

Singer LeAnn Rimes: ‘We’re Ready’ for Baby

With their anniversary fast approaching, LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet knew just how to scratch their “seven-year itch”: with a party – and soon, perhaps, a baby.

The country star and her husband invited 30 of their closest friends to celebrate their upcoming seventh wedding anniversary – and Rimes’s 26th birthday on Aug. 28 – at the Calistoga Ranch in California’s Napa Valley.

“We wanted to remember how blessed we are, and how excited we still are about each other,” says Rimes, who was just 19 when she wed Sheremet, now 27, on Feb. 23, 2002. (They decided to celebrate early to take advantage of the warm weather and Rimes’s birthday.)

The three-day festivities culminated with a seven-course dinner and an evening of dancing on Saturday night.

“My ankles and my feet hurt because I was jumping around on the dance floor so much!” she says.

Looking ahead, the couple say they are eager to begin a new chapter of their lives together: parenthood.

“We’re ready, definitely,” says Rimes, adding…

Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Gets Married

James Gandolfini and fiancée Deborah Lin tied the knot Saturday in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, a wedding guest confirms to people.

"There was a nice big kiss at the end with both hands on the cheeks" as The Sopranos star and Lin officially became husband and wife, the guest tells people. "They looked great."

As a group of their closest friends and family looked on, Gandolfini, 46, and Lin, a former model, 40, exchanged their vows in an intimate ceremony surrounded by white lilies and rhododendrons adorning every pew held at Central Union Church.

According to the guest, Lin strolled down the aisle in a white gown made of Italian lace while her tuxedoed groom stood waiting as a harpist played the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" in the background.

Gandolfini's son Michael, 8, from his first marriage to Marcy Wudarsk (which ended in 2002), served as best man.

Following the elegant 20-minute nuptials, the newlyweds stepped into a white stretch limousine bou…

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham Tests Our Love With Pantsuits and Polar Bear Rugs
We’ve probably mentioned a few times on this blog that we love Posh Spice. She’s fierce, sassy, has way adorable kids and usually we can get behind whatever crazy outfit she pulls out of her closet.

However, on the other side of the love scale is, of course, the things we hate. And on this hate scale you’ll hit jumpsuits. So what do we do when someone we love wears something we detest so much?

Well, we just have to let it go—you can’t win every outfit.

But what happens if on the same day as the jumpsuit incident, this person wears a completely respectable white dress with a cute headpiece but attaches a polar bear rug to her back?

This is where it gets tricky…

Either we freak out and denounce any and all love for Posh until she wises up, or we remain calm and understand that she’s clearly testing our devotion to make sure we’re true followers of the Victoria Beckham way of life.

Of course, we’re going to choose the lat…