Living Incognito in Ottawa


While Ottawa may not be the perfect city for celebrity sightings, it is a fairly fantastic place to be, if you happen to be young and famous.  It’s far enough away from the coasts to attract too many fans, and urbane enough that there are a dizzying array of things to do in the city.  The cultures move in concentric circles, so there is a pleasant familiarity among friends, and still more than enough new people coming to the city every day to make it constantly shifting.  Not everyone looking for ways to spend a night on the town will fall in love with the city and start looking for apartments for rent.  But that’s one of the positives, because it is a place where one can be well-connected, and still immersed in a local neighborhood culture.

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Aristotle and the Young Mechanic

It’s part of the charm of a subculture to find so much passion in the details.  The small touches, executed with what is obviously a deep love and care, gives a look and a lifestyle a special coherence.  Boosted with careful attention and a sense of style, small details can make something absolutely pop.  Any hot rod aficionado will find their own way into the realm of complicated choices when they have to find discount vintage tires for the first time.  This is when the search for the authentic needs to meet with the economically feasible, and that’s the point where style can give way to form.  In the best scenarios, however, it’s possible to find a place where they both actually marry, and this can innovate the style for the rest of the subculture.

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Kristin Cavallari to replace Lauren Conrad on The Hills

It all started with MTV’s reality show about rich High School Students called Laguna Beach. The focused mostly on the teen trials of relationships in a California beach town, and for one reason or another everyone on any world maps could just not get enough of it.

During Laguna Beach, Kristin Cavallari was its star. But when former show mate and reality rival Lauren Conrad decided to take her show up the map of California to LA, she was given her own show. Alas, The Hills was born and after five seasons Conrad has decided to leave the cakey-st job in the entire world.

So Hills fans across the entire map of the world were left wondering what would happen to their Monday night guilty pleasure. Although, admittedly, Conrad has been fading into the background in the show, being replaced … Read the rest

“Slumdog” Star’s Secret Marriage

Frieda Pinto, the attractive Indian starlet made famous by her role in the Oscar-nominated “Slumdog Millionare” is making headlines for a secret marriage. Pinto, 24, broke off her ongoing relationship to Rohan Antao last month. The two were believed to have been engaged, but new reports indicate they actually tied the knot in December 2007

Pinto and Antao met in college and were together for four years. The marriage is said to have been the result of an impulse when they were visiting Antao’s hometown in Goa, India. Goa is the smallest state in India and known for its fabulous beaches and vibrant nightlife. Many of the best hotels Goa are beach resorts to capitalize on the area’s best feature.

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Recent Celebrity Sightings in NYC

New York City is always a great place to spot celebrities. Whether partying at the best nightclubs, dining at trendy New York restaurants, or shopping at designer boutiques on Fifth Avenue, there’s always someone famous to see.

With New York’s famous Fashion Week in full swing last week, celebrities were everywhere. Some of the more notable names spotted in and around Bryant Park were Paris Hilton, Julia Stiles, and Eva Longoria. Justin Timberlake, Kanya West, and Lil Kim were some of the musical guests on hand. Others attending the events in Bryant Park included Jessica Biel, Claire Danes, Heidi Klum, and Aubrey O’Day.

Elsewhere, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley were spotted shopping on the Upper West Side and Michelle Tractenberg and Amanda Bynes were caught having lunch at Fred’s at Barneys New York.

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British Darling Admits to OCD

Alesha Dixon may be known as Europe’s Beyonce, but the young British singing sensation recently announced that she struggles with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Her days are planned out to the minute and everything in her home is clean and orderly. Her nickname is “Monica” after the character on “Friends.”

Her work schedule is as organized and exact as other parts of her life. Friday she was in Berlin to promote her alubm and tonight she will be covering celebrities arriving at the BAFTA Awards (the British Oscars) for E! Entertainment Television. The star recently returned from a visit to Thailand to see her father. No doubt she stayed in one of the luxurious 5 star Thailand hotels that celebrities favor.

Dixon won the British competitions show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2007. Her short marriage to rapper MC Harvey ended … Read the rest