CELEB GOSS: Inside Taylor Swift’s A-List 4th of July

Inside Taylor Swift’s A-List 4th of July

Taylor Swift sure knows how to throw a party. To ring in this year’s Independence Day, the 24-year-old rallied some A-list pals for an all-American celebration.

Swift shared a ‘‘family portrait’’ from her star-studded gathering on Instagram over the weekend.

The line-up included Easy A actress Emma Stone, Gossip Girl alumni Jessica Szohr, actress and model Jaime King and Girls creator Lena Dunham (who was flipping the bird to the camera, no less).

The Love Story singer also shared pics of a freshly baked apple pie, a beachside romp and herself careening down a waterslide.

Meanwhile, King gave mere mortals a glimpse of the celebrity festivities, sharing a picture of Swift’s guests sunbaking on a boat.

Taylor Swift at the 55th Grammy Awards. Picture: REUTERS

Taylor Swift at the 55th Grammy Awards. Picture: REUTERS

The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield can be seen relaxing while his real-life girlfriend Stone smiles for the camera nearby.To top off the patriotic celebrations, Swift also fashioned a dessert in the image of the American Flag.

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Singer Jessica Simpson weds Eric Johnson

Singer and former US reality TV star Jessica Simpson has become Mrs Eric Johnson after tying the knot with her long-term partner in Santa Barbara, California.

The bride wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown as she wed former American football player Johnson at the San Ysidro Ranch on Saturday in front of more than 250 guests, including her sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Evan Ross, and pal Jessica Alba with her partner Cash Warren.

The happy couple’s two-year-old daughter Maxwell served as a flower girl and their one-year-old son Ace was given the role of ring bearer.

A statement issued to People.com by the newlyweds reads: ‘‘We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment.‘‘To say ’I do’ in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives.’’

The couple began dating in early 2010 and became engaged on the blonde beauty’s 30th birthday in November of 2010, but the pair had to postpone plans to wed twice after the 33-year-old fell pregnant with their kids.Simpson was previously married to singer Nick Lachey from 2002 to 2006, with whom she starred in the reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.

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Alba loses it in Sin City 2 clip

Jessica Alba goes a little bit crazy in the new clip for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

The long overdue sequel to the film noir stylised 2005 comic book adaptation again stars Alba as the stripper Nancy, who doesn’t appear to be handling the death of Bruce Willis’ Detective John Hartigan, very well.

After opening with Senator Roark (played again by Powers Boothe) laughing maniacally in a newspaper clipping, Nancy stands before a mirror, the ghost of her Hartigan watching beside her.

‘‘Maybe I’ll prove both of you wrong,’’ she says, picking up a pair of scissors and beginning to hack off her blonde locks.‘‘Maybe I’ll go crazy. Crazy’s sounding pretty good right now.’’

It cuts to a leather and studded covered figure with dark, curly hair, loading a gun.

The character looks up as Mickey Rourke’s Marv walks in: it’s Nancy, her face now covered in a number of black and white stitches.Australian fans will have to wait until September 18 to find out the full story of Nancy’s transformation in the sequel, which is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novels.

The cast of old and new faces in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For include Eva Green, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Brolin and it’s co-directed again by Miller and Robert Rodriguez.

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Aussie stars enjoy the Wimbledon final

Australian superheroes Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman have both cheered on an unlikely ally: The Djoker.

The local hunks watched on as Novak Djokovic took out this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament over Swiss master Roger Federer.

Still sporting an upturned moustache and shaved head for the upcoming Peter Pan movie, Jackman posted a series of courtside Instagram snaps with wife Deborra-Lee Furness.When Djokovic eventually triumphed, the Wolverine star couldn’t contain himself.

‘‘Incredibly emotional! What a win!’’ he captioned a pic of Djokovic collapsing in relief on court.From his prime seats, Jackman also captured the moment the men’s singles victor celebrated with his coach, Boris Becker.‘‘Epic moment,’’ Jackman wrote.

‘‘One I will never forget.’’

But Jackman wasn’t the only Aussie superhero watching on.Avengers star Chris Hemsworth also lined up to take his seats at Centre Court alongside wife Elsa Pataky.Looking a little more dapper than his alter ego, Thor, the former Home and Away actor wore a sharp suit and gold-rimmed aviators for the occasion.

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Joan Rivers storms out of CNN interview over 'hostile' questions

Iconic American comedian Joan Rivers has stormed out of an interview with the news channel CNN after accusing her interviewer of taking a hostile line of questioning.

Rivers was being interviewed by journalist Fredericka Whitfield about her new book Diary of a Mad Diva.

Whitfield gently pressed Rivers, who is one of the hosts of the TV program Fashion Police, on the point that her critiques of others on the show were "very mean in some ways".

Rivers replied: "It’s not mean, it’s not mean, it’s not mean. I tell the truth. I’m sure I say the same things that all your viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch. These ladies make $US28 million a picture. You really think that Nicki Minaj cares I didn’t like her dress?"

The 81-year-old comedian told Whitfield that comedy isn't "personal".

"It’s not about them, it’s the clothing," she said.

Whitfield then asked about the boundaries of comedy, noting that some of Rivers jokes stray into dangerous territory.

Rivers replied: "Let me tell you, life is very tough. If you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it.

"Darling, I don't know what your life has been like, but I have a lot of people who have gone through hell. Winston Churchill said, if you make someone laugh you give them a little vacation."

But Rivers felt the interview took a hostile turn, however, when Whitfield pressed Rivers on the fact that she wears a fur on the cover of her new book, suggesting it would offend animal activists.

In truth, Whitfield's tone did not seem intentionally hostile and the TV host struggled to keep the moment light, complimenting Rivers on her popularity and success, and laughing as Rivers vented, assuming the comedian was playing up to the camera.

But Rivers was having none of it.

"This whole interview is becoming a defensive interview," Rivers said, before asking Whitfield if she was wearing leather shoes. "Yes," Whitfield replied. "Then shut up," retorted Rivers.

Whitfield then pointed out that Rivers was an animal rights campaigner. She is also a member of PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"I don’t want to hear this nonsense," Rivers said. "You're wearing leather shows. You're eating chicken. You're eating meat. I don't want to hear this nonsense. Come to me with a paper belt, and I’ll talk to you."

Rivers has previously defended wearing her furs because they are "old", and pre-date her work campaigning for animal rights.

When Whitfield pressed the issue, Rivers decided she had had enough.

"I’m going," she said. "All you’ve done is negative. I’ve made people laugh for 50 years, I am put on Earth to make people laugh. My book is funny. I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago. I work for animal rights."

She finished with a parting shot: "You are not the one to interview a person who does humour. Sorry."

Whitfield presumed Rivers was joking, and replied with: "Are we serious?"

The interview was pre-taped. CNN broadcast the incomplete segment, and Whitfield addressed the walkout by saying, "I thought she was joking the whole time."

"In the end we wondered was this a stunt?" Whitfield said. "Miss Rivers didn't return to the interview but off-camera she kept her microphone on and she continued to talk and drop some rather unflattering four-letter words. She was serious."

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