Published October 08, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Exclusive: Gretchen Rossi Reveals Why She Won’t Get Breast Implants | Courtney Love (Finally) Takes a Good Look in the Mirror | Hollywood Attorney Gloria Allred Turns Up at Premiere to Diss David Letterman | Pop Tarts Scene & Herd
Unlike her fellow housewives, "Real Housewives of Orange County" beauty Gretchen Rossi has avoided enlarging her female assets, and while it is still a personal struggle to remain natural, Rossi is doing it in honor of her responsibility as a role model.
"It is hard to stay strong and not go under the knife because I am surrounded by it," the O.C. starlet told Tarts at the recent "UNITE Unveiled: Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion" bash in West Hollywood. "But ultimately I feel I have made the right choice for me and I can only hope it sets an example to young girls that you don't have to have plastic surgery to feel beautiful and confident. Love you Kate Hudson!"
Rossi feels so passionate about her silicone-free ways that she has just started "The Gretchen Project" aimed at "finding alternative ways to maintain everlasting beauty without having to go under the knife."
But that’s not the only thing the reality star wants you to know. She also says she isn’t after a man’s money. Rossi came under fire on the hit Bravo show for getting engaged to the much older and very wealthy mogul Jeff Beitzel, who lost his battle with leukemia in September 2008.
"Everyone thinks that I am a gold digger! I made my own money before Jeff and make my own money now. I was a top selling real estate agent and was a very well do to and smart business woman. I am proud to say I purchased my own home, car and most of what I have today all on my own. I continue to work hard to have what I have today and will never need a man to take care of me. So technically speaking, 'sugar mama' might fit me better than a 'gold digger'," she said.
And even though she’s moving on in the arena of romance and relationships, Rossi’s heart still belongs with her late fiancé.
"My pain in losing Jeff will never go away. That is something I will always live with in my heart, but Jeff will forever be the voice in my head telling me that I have to move on and have what God intended me to have," Rossi added. "I still am not sure what that is but I live every day now with such respect and value for life and the new and old cherished relationships that I have. I believe Jeff would want me to have a wonderful man in my life to share all the things he had the same opportunity to experience in his own life. He was the most unselfish man I ever knew."
Courtney Love isn’t exactly known for her well put together appearance, but it seems the punk princess is finally starting to take note.
We’re told Love turned up to Bare Pool Lounge for The Mirage 20th Anniversary Kick-Off concert in Vegas on Friday evening looking well, pretty disheveled, but to the surprise of many, managed to find herself a full-length mirror conveniently placed in an upper-level VIP section near the stage.
"She stood there for quite some time doing makeup touch-ups and putting a beanie over her wild blonde locks," said an eyewitness.
Meanwhile fellow rocker Tommy Lee also turned up to check out Slash, Joe Perry and Courtney Love perform live while canoodling with his rumored new girlfriend, Sofi. The two apparently hung out in a VIP section of the concert and left before the show was even over ... an early night for the notorious party boy, he didn't even make it to the after-party at Jet Nightclub.
She's represented dozens of people who've gone up some of Hollywood's biggest names such as Aaron Spelling, Rob Lowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tommy Lee and even former President Bill Clinton - but it looks as though anti-discrimination/feminist lawyer Gloria Allred (who is notoriously well-known for her press-savvy ways) has found her next target in controversial talk show host David Letterman.
Allred turned up at the star-studded Hollywood premiere of the new Gerard Butler/Jamie Foxx action "Law Abiding Citizens" on Tuesday night and made her thoughts on the sex scandal clear by walking the carpet with the sign:
"David Letterman: Just Say No to Sex in the Workplace."
Marisa Miller celebrating the Grand Opening of the first-ever Victoria’s Secret store in Hawaii with a traditional blessing ceremony on Thursday. Honolulu’s acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell was also on hand to officially welcome VS to Honolulu and take part in the traditional lei untying ritual which is meant to bestow the store with much growth and prosperity.
Renee Zellweger and a close girlfriend touring Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Luxor Hotel & Casino on Friday. The Academy Award-winner took her time to closely examine the artifacts and read passenger stories, and when she reached The Grand Staircase, Zellweger gave her cell phone to a staff member to take video of her and her friend pretending to be "Jack and Rose" from the famous movie.
Slash, Courtney Love, Nicole Scherzinger, Chris Daughtry and Tommy Lee performing at BARE Pool Lounge for the 20th Anniversary Concert on Friday night. The Anniversary bash continued later that evening with an after-party at JET NIGHTCLUB hosted by celebrity tattoo artist Mario Barth, where "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Mya got behind the DJ's turntables.
Malin Akerman celebrating her October Art & Architecture 944 cover with an exclusive dinner and SVEDKA cocktails at the opening night of Philippe Chow's new L.A. outpost on Friday night. Also on hand for Philippe's exclusive opening night dining was Nicky Hilton with boyfriend David Katzenberg.
Brody Jenner taking his leading lady, Jayde Nicole to Hollywood's newest dining destination, EAST on both Friday and Saturday night before heading out to Hollywood's MyHouse.
Amy Smart and Anna Faris rocking out to a live performance by The Bangles at the 16th Annual Lint Roller Party to celebrate the 25th Birthday of the 5th Annual Animal Society at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night.
Mario Lopez celebrating his 36th Birthday at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City with his new girlfriend, Courtney Mazza on Saturday. After dinner with friends at Izakaya, the couple danced the night away at club mur.mur to tunes by DJ Sam Ronson.
The Killers performing an impromptu set in The Florida Room at Delano on Saturday night after playing to a sold out crowd at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton and Gabourey Sidibe, from the cast were joined by Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Michael Moore, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Gayle King, Nick Cannon at the 42 Below Vodka screening of "Precious" at NYC's Lincoln Center on Saturday night. Queen Latifah refused to take press photographs but relented when Jane Fonda asked to take one with her personal digital camera because she was such a fan.
Nicole Scherzinger hanging with friends at BARE POOL, while Benicio Del Toro dropped by The Mirage 20th Anniversary Celebrity Poker Tournament to wish his good friend Lukas Haas luck before they headed to Bare to enjoy the sunshine. Later that night the two hit up JET Nightclub for the Official Anniversary Party.
America Ferrera and the cast of Ugly Betty hosting their Season 4 premiere at the Atlantis Theater at the famed Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas on Saturday.
Paris Hilton and boyfriend Doug Reinhardt, Vanessa Minnillo, Carson Kressley, Howard Stern and wife Beth Ostrosky and Kylie Minogue’s boyfriend Andres Velencoso in the VIP sky boxes at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday night to watch the sold-out performance by Minogue.
Perez Hilton hanging out with Zach Quinto at hit tour finale party presented by Three-O Bubble Vodka at Hollywood's Bardot on Saturday night.
California’s first lady, Maria Shriver, and her husband Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoying the family-friendly festivities at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday morning as the Los Angeles Lakers were honored at Special Olympics Southern California’s 40th "Birthday Bash."
Evander Holyfield at a VIP table with six friends at Moon Nightclub inside Palms Casino Resort Sunday night.
Newest "Little Fockers" cast member Jessica Alba stopping by Chicago hot spot HUB51 (with two associates) late Sunday for some Ahi Tuna Poke, Grilled Fish Tacos, Guacamole and the restaurant’s infamous Pulled Chicken Nachos.
Kelly Ripa and hubby Mark Consuelos taking the family to Turtle Crossing in East Hampton on Sunday night where they shared a rib platter, pulled chicken sandwich, cojita corn and a shrimp wrap.
January Jones greeting Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods at the Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
Kristen Bell getting a B12 shot to give her immunity boost for an afternoon of "Astro Boy" press questions at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
Leslie Mann and hubby Judd Apatow enjoying Sprinkles Pink Ribbon cupcakes at the Lacoste/Vogue event to launch Lacoste’s Pink Croc collection to benefit the BCRF in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Lea Michele, star of Fox’s new breakout series "Glee" celebrating Broadway-style after her first Letterman appearance on Monday night. The starlet, clad in Helmut Lang’s sexy Bondage Jersey combo dress, rocked out at the hit show "Rock of Ages" with her parents in tow. The trio sang and danced along to "Don’t Stop Believin" with cast and audience members during the big finale number.