Archive: Celebrity News

First Look: Britney Spears engagement ring!

Courtesy Neil Lane; Inset: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Britney Spears may be a pop-star diva to the rest of the world, but to beau Jason Trawick, “she’s his everyday princess,” says celebrity jeweler Neil Lane, who designed Spears’s dazzling engagement ring to befit Trawick’s vision of the singer’s down-home regality. “Jason is a romantic and when I asked him to tell me about Britney and what the ring would represent to them so I could find inspiration, his response was always the same — she is his princess!”

With that theme in mind, Lane tells PEOPLE he designed from scratch a tiara-motif sparkler with a round, perfect white diamond in a handmade platinum setting that “looks like a mini crown,” the celebrated jeweler says. He also added 90 small round diamonds around the eternity band. “Jason didn’t want an over-the-top ring with a giant stone,” he adds.

Over the last month, Lane and Trawick clocked phone and email minutes as they collaborated while Trawick was traveling with Spears on her global tour. “Texts came from all over the world, from Abu Dhabi, Mexico and I don’t know where else!” says Lane.

But when Trawick stopped into Lane’s Los Angeles store to pick up the ring — less than one week before the proposal! — they both knew the hard work and scheming had paid off. “Oh my god, he loved it,” Lane shares, adding that he could tell Trawick had pre-proposal jitters. “The guy was so excited and nervous. At the end of the day, even with all the fame, he’s still a normal guy who was about to propose to the woman he loves.”

That said, Lane believes this couple is in it for the long haul. “He’s deeply in love with her. Britney is his princess and he is her knight in shining armor,” he says. “Jason’s protective of her. He adores her. Every good fairytale needs a princess, and now Britney has a ring fit for a princess!”


Courtesy Neil Lane

NEW PIC: Lindsay Lohan models Jag Jeans.

Lindsay Lohan landed herself a real-life-paying job! Jag Jeans paid the troubled star (or “style icon” if you believe their press release) to model their clothes. Check out their press release. It’s precious.

The Jag Jeans crew traveled to Los Angeles to shoot the style icon at the landmark SLS Boutique Hotel in Beverly Hills. Led by world-renowned photographer YuTsai, who has spearheaded photo shoots for such international celebrity beauties as Anne Hathaway, Mila Kunis, Rihanna and Janet Jackson, it was clear that the spread for Jag Jeans was going to be once again artistic and edgy.

And Lindsay did not disappoint.

Like a woman who knows what she wants, Lindsay worked closely with Jag’s stylist Maya Krispin, who has styled Tinseltown’s biggest names like Katy Perry, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, to personally select her wardrobe for every spread.

Lindsay was so involved with the shoot that she would go as far as adjusting items on the set. She even requested scissors so she could personally fray the edges of her black crepe blouse because she believed it would look better that way. Lindsay would take a hands-on approach to her shots, as she was more than willing to change her hairstyle during mid-shoot and even used her own personal jewelry and accessories when needed.

Lindsay was impressed by Jag’s Push Up Skinny Jeans and Flared Jeans, and even asked if she could keep a peach top and the denim shorts she used during the shoot.

With Lindsay’s appeal, lensman YuTsai’s intricate eye for detail, stylist Maya’s heightened fashion sense and the Philippe Starck-designed SLS hotel as its canvas, the shoot stamped Jag Jeans mark as an international brand to be reckoned with.

That was hilarious. She was “so involved with the shoot that she would go as far as adjusting items on the set”?! Love it.

What do you think. Does Lindsay still have clout as a model? Do people pay her more for the controversy surrounding her – or because she’s actually a decent model?

Here’s what I think. Who’d ever heard of Jag Jeans before this ad. Enough said.

Brit Brit is engaged!

Congrats to Britney and Jason, we wish them many happy years! She had to grow up so fast I hope she is able to get a chance to be happy and enjoy her family. Check out the couple together in Britney’s “Criminal” video.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick certainly had a lot to celebrate this month. Not only did the pop star and her beau celebrate their 30th and 40th birthdays, respectively, a source confirms to PEOPLE they’re now engaged!

In fact, the pop star’s longtime love proposed on his birthday Thursday night in Los Angeles. “He surprised her after she gave him his gifts and after they had cake last night,” a source says of his proposal with a Neil Lane sparkler.

Sources recently told PEOPLE that Trawick was ready to pop to the question – and that the two had “been talking about marriage for a long time.”

And, early Friday, Spears started dropping hints about her big news on Twitter.

PHOTOS: Britney & Jason’s Love Story in 6 Sweet Shots

The singer began dating Trawick, her former agent, in 2009.

Spears has two sons, Preston, 6, and Jayden, 5, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, whom she divorced in 2006.

“She’s very happy. It’s going to be a great weekend,” says another source. They plan to celebrate tonight in Las Vegas.


Giuliana Rancic ‘Doing really well’ after double mastectomy.

Giuliana and Bill are such a cute couple, I really like watching their reality show. We are wishing her a speedy recovery, so glad to hear the surgery went well. 

Giuliana Rancic is in good spirits after undergoing a successful double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on Tuesday.

“G is doing really well,” husband Bill Rancic told E! News. “Her surgery lasted about four hours and the doctors were very pleased with the result.”

The E! host, 37, decided to have a double mastectomy after lumpectomies failed to eradicate her breast cancer.

“She had a little bit of pain through the night but is feeling much better this morning and was cracking jokes,” Bill said.