Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cheeky Gaga Leaves Onlookers Gaga

"I see London, I see France." Hmmm... Lady Gaga barely wears underpants.

Tricked out in not much more than ratty fishnets, a nude bodysuit that looked like a thong in the back, cripplingly high platform boots, and a black leather jacket, Gaga ignored the sub-zero Paris weather and showed off her ass-ets as she left the Park Hyatt to shop at Bruce Field. Burr. Or, should I say, bare?!?!

Butt... Even Lady Gaga's cheeky attire couldn't prevent her concert from being postponed when she got stuck on a bus, thanks to the snow, and 28 of her trucks for the Monster Ball were detained due to dangerous road conditions. To make up for it, "I promise to give u the nights of ure life. X" Gaga tweeted.

Oh, shoo. No, make that, shoe. Last night, Gaga was back on stage at Palais Omnisports de Bercy, where she surprized her little monsters by tossing her custom made Armani shoes (okay, platform boots!) into the crowd. Wonder whose going to walk a mile in those!

And speaking of shoes, Easy Spirit is giving away $1,000 and a new pair of Easy Spirit Anti-Gravity shoes in their Treat Your Feet Sweepstakes. Get started on the right foot, and use the money to stroll through Paris! Stride on over and enter.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Paris With Julie Benz

No Ordinary Family's Julie Benz, aka Dexter's murdered bride, is having no ordinary Christmas. On December 19th, Benz tweeted she was flying to Paris and begged, "Please stop snowing in Paris... Please stop snowing in Paris." She probably wasn't the only one hailing the weather man. Heavy snow closed down the Charles de Gaulle airport earlier this month.

Benz spent the flight reading Jenny McCarthy's book, Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance. McCarthy's amusing guide to dating and relationships touches on everything from first loves to STDs and boob jobs to bootie calls. By the time she was done, Benz tweeted Jenny, "It was like you were sitting next to me on the plane!!!! Great fun read and I learned a lot, too."

Once she landed, Benz was spotted sightseeing in front of the Eiffel Tower with her boyfriend, Rich Orosco (Hmmm... wonder if she followed Jenny's advice.), strolling by Café de Flore, and shopping in the cold weather. Last evening, she had a nightcap at Buddha Bar. Today, she admits, "My high school French did not deliver an appetizing entree at the Brasserie Lipp."

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Biggest Christmas Tree in Paris

"O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree..." Whoever wrote this traditional German Christmas carol had yet to see the massive decked out tree at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. This year's theme is "Christmas Musical." Scout out the odes to Hairspray, le Soldat Rose, Les Rockettes, and Mamma Mia.

You'll also brighten up when you see Galeries Lafayette's exterior light display designed by Italian artist Valerio Festi. Stroll down Boulevard Haussmann and savor the adorable animated window displays. Ah, the magic of Christmas!

To celebrate ABC Family's 25 days of Christmas (Hey, there are still 6 left!), ABC is giving away $25,000 in cash this season. Skate on over and enter.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Brad and Angelina Party in Paris With Their Kids

When Brangelina, better known as Bradd Pitt and Angelina Jolie, were in Paris at the end of November, they were photographed leaving the exclusive 5-star Hôtel Le Bristol. Brad has been here in the past. While filming Ocean's 12, George Clooney treated the cast to a lavish spread of champagne and foie gras in the hotel's restaurant.

Aside from walking the blue carpet at the Megamind premiere, Brangelina celebrated Pax's 7th birthday. His special treat? A bird's eye view of Paris in a 20-minute, tethered hot air balloon ride, which soars 500 feet above the city, in Parc André Citroen. Later, the gang cruised down the Seine on a splashy, rented riverboat, where balloons and birthday cake ruled.

"Girl's Day Out" was also on the Paris agenda. Shiloh and Zahara were treated to a shopping spree at the children's wear couture house, Bonpoint, where there's a huge, decked out farmhouse to play in for kids.

Some of the brood also checked out the fish at the Aquarium de Paris. It must have been a big hit because they returned for a second visit!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Finding "The Way Back" To Paris

The Way Back can be a bittersweet journey. Slavomir Rawicz's controversial memoir, The Long Walk, chronicles his escape from a Siberian gulag and a subsequent 4000-mile walk to freedom in India. Peter Weir, who was just honored with France's Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres award, directed a film based on Rawicz's memoir, called The Way Back, which will be released in the States in January. Yesterday, Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Gaspard Ulliel, and Sebastian Urzeudowsky made their way back to Paris for the premiere.

Want to make your way back to Paris? Chico's is giving away $25,000 in The Big Win Sweepstakes, which ought to cover a fabulous trip. Fly on over and enter.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ryan Seacrest Proposes in Paris?

According to the December 13, 2010 issue of the National Enquirer, Ryan Seacrest proposed to his girlfriend, Julianne Hough, in Paris over Thanksgiving, but now Julianne's brother, Derek Hough, is telling the press that the Burlesque star doesn't have a wedding planned for the near future. Perhaps that's why the lovebirds weren't alone in the City of Light. Ryan's father Gary, his mom, Connie, as well as his sister, Meredith, accompanied them.

People magazine says Seacrest and Hough popped into Lumas on Rue de Seine where the American Idol host, purchased a limited edition Larry Yust photograph of a Paris Metro station. Later, Seacrest's group lunched at Frederic Simonin.

The day after Thanksgiving, Seacrest and Hough braved the cold to catch the sold out Monet exhibit at the Grand Palais. Then, they hit up Christian Louboutin and left the boutique with three pairs of new shoes.

In between, the happy couple were seen shopping at Dior and kissing and cuddling on their hotel terrace. But the real question is: when and if Ryan proposes, how will he do it?

Tis the season to celebrate, whether you're getting engaged in Paris, or toasting the holidays in Tampa. My Lifetime is giving away $5,000 to do just that. Plan to party, and enter!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

French Christmas Treats

Licking candy canes, building gingerbread houses, and decorating sugar cookies are typical American Christmas traditions. In France, vin chaud, or hot wine, keeps you warm inside and out. During the holidays, chestnuts roasting on an open fire are sold throughout the city. When it's time for Christmas dinner, oysters with petite sausages are often served in France. The traditional dessert is called Bûche de Noël, but you probably know it as a "yule log." Thin pound cake covered with buttercream frosting is rolled up, then frosted to look like a piece of wood. But, this is one tree you won't mind chopping with your teeth.

To celebrate the holidays, The Taunton Press is running a 25 days of Holiday Savings Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize? A 13-day Barcelona to Paris vacation package for 2 including airfare, on-tour accommodations, meals, sightseeing & more.

The French portion of the itinerary begins on the 4th day in Carcassone, where medieval fortifications and fairytale turrets, dating back to the 5th century, provide a storied setting for a guided tour and tales of the crusaders and conquerors who occupied this city. In the evening, cruise along the romantic Canal du Midi aboard a traditional Gabare flat-bottom boat. Dinner with wine and music at a private Languedoc vineyard follows.

Visits to Toulouse, the snow-capped Pyrenees, and the Atlantic coast are included. You'll also get a taste of French Basque country, where Cyrano de Bergerac resided.

Wine tasting in St. Emilion and a cruise along the Dordogne river are just a few of the things you'll experience before taking the TGV to Paris. In the City of Light, a local guide will lead you through the 17th-century Tuileries Gardens to the Musée de L’Orangerie, to see an extensive Impressionist collection. Celebrate your journey with a River Seine cruise and toast the art of French living.

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