5 items from 2012
What had Et readers buzzing this week?
1. 'The X Factor' Crowns A Winner!
And the $5 million recording contract goes to…
Tate Stevens! The 37-year-old country crooner beat out runner-up 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar for the top prize Thursday night. 35 million votes were cast Wednesday to determine victory for L.A. Reid's mentee.
Near tears, the Raymore, Missouri native thanked his fans for their overwhelming support.
"This is the best day of my life," said an emotional Stevens.
Auditions for an all-new season of The X Factor USA have already begun online. In-person auditions will start on March 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
The celebrity judging panel has yet to be announced, but L.A. Reid has already taken himself out of the running. Spears has expressed »
Philippines' Janine Tugonon was adjudged the first runner-up followed by Venezuela's Irene Esser.
India's Shilpa Singh made it to the top 16 spot but failed to progress further.
As many as 89 beauty queens from around the world descended on Las Vegas Wednesday night to compete for the title of Miss Universe.
The panel of 10 judges included. »
- Smith Cox
Age ain't nothin' but a number—just ask Russell Simmons! The 54-year-old hip-hop mogul and 26-year-old Leila Lopes (better known as Miss Universe 2011) were all smiles Tuesday on the red carpet of the Trishna screening in New York. Uncle Rush tweeted a picture of the Angolan beauty. "Who is this in the back of the Bac," he wrote. "Follow her @MissUniverse." Lopes retweeted the business magnate, adding a ":)" of her own. Of course, this beauty queen isn't the first younger lady Russell has romanced. Last August he was spotted packing on the Pda with then 34-year-old Melissa George. The duo even mingled with Russell's ex-wife, Kimora Lee, 37, »
Lopes -- wearing a series of high fashion looks from Tom Ford and others -- strikes her poses in a schoolhouse. A fitting emblem of the tiara-sporting Lopes' goal to raise awareness about the future of Angola -- a former Portuguese colony -- which is currently recovering from a 27-year civil war.
Leila, 26, is the eldest of seven children who went on to study business when not busy with pageants. She is, according to Vogue Italia, contemplating a move to Brazil to pursue an acting career before returning to Angola to launch her own cosmetics line.
In an effort to raise awareness about maternal and child health, Texas Children’s Hospital and Every Mother Counts (Emc) teamed up last night, March 1, for a very special one-night event hosted by global maternal health advocate and founder of Emc, Christy Turlington Burns.
The evening included a reception screening of Turlington Burns’ first documentary, No Woman, No Cry, and a Q&A session with Dr. Mark W. Kline, physician-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital, chair of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and founder of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, Dr. Michael A. Belfort, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Christy Turlington Burns. Special guests attending the event included Miss Universe 2011 and Miss Angola Leila Lopes, and Miss Teen USA 2011 and Miss Texas Danielle Doty.
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5 items from 2012
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