Diana Ross

15 Feb 19
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When Pastor Michael A. Young reads a bedtime story to his son after a long day, sometimes he tries to skip a few pages. Micah always catches him, though. He wants the full story, nothing left out. Young likens his attempts to “expedite” bedtime to the relationship between American history and black history. Ignoring black […]

15 Feb 19
The Mercury News
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom got engaged on Valentine’s Day, having survived lots of ups and downs in their three-year relationship, including a breakup and Bloom being exposed as someone who likes to paddleboard in the nude. In announcing their engagement with twin Instagram posts, the 34-year-old singer and the 42-year-old movie star offered up an image that shows how much they believe their love is forever. On her finger, Perry displayed a very big, very floral-looking ring that is incredible pricey. “Full bloom,” Perry captioned her selfie with Bloom. View this post on Instagram full bloom A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:07am PST The ring features a 4-carat pink stone in the center, surrounded by eight white diamonds, a diamond expert told E! News. Andrew Brown, president of WP Diamonds, also said the ring would retail in the range of $5 million, making it one of the priciest engagement rings to ever grace the hand of a celebrity. “This ring is truly one-of-a-kind and wildly valuable,” Brown said. Indeed. According to a survey by Vogue magazine of more than 51 “best” celebrity rings, Perry is now wearing one of the most expensive rings ever worn by a star.   #gallery-5877097-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5877097-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-5877097-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-5877097-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ British actor Orlando Bloom (L) and US singer Katy Perry pose upon their arrival at the 2nd Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean 2018 held in Monaco on September 26, 2018. – On September 26, 2018, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation will hold its second Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, a major fundraising event in the heart of Monte Carlo, in order to support its worldwide initiatives in favor of a sustainable ocean, a crucial issue calling for immediate and collective action. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (Katy Perry Instagram) Jennifer Aniston launches Living Proof Good Hair Day Web Series at The Royalton Hotel on May 8, 2013 in New York City. US actress Jennifer Aniston wears her diamond engagement ring as she poses upon arrival to attend the European premiere of the film ‘We’re The Millers’ in London on August 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images) Beyonce in 2011 at the US Open during the Men’s Final on Day Fifteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Cardi B ring in Miami in November 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for E11EVEN) MIAMI, FL – NOVEMBER 22: Details of Cardi B ring at E11EVEN on November 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for E11EVEN) Singer Mariah Carey at the 2016 G’Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Singer Mariah Carey, engagement ring detail, attends the 2016 G’Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Kate Middleton on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. Paris Hilton and ex-fiance Chris Zylka (Green & Co. Instagram) Elizabeth Taylor at a press reception at the Dorchester Hotel, held for her and her husband, Mike Todd. (Photo by Edward Miller/Getty Images) LONDON – FEBRUARY 24: Actress Catherine Zeta Jones poses after she was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on February 24, 2011 in London, England. The 41-year-old Swansea-born actress Catherine Zeta Jones, who became an Oscar-winning Hollywood star was presented with a CBE by Prince Charles, Prince of Wale in honour of services to the film industry and to charity. (Photo by John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images) If Perry’s ring in fact retails for $5 million that would make it as expensive as the reported $5 million, 18-carat diamond Jay Z gave to Beyonce in 2008. Mariah Carey, wearing her $10 million engagement ring, in 2016. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) But $5 million is nothing compared to the $10 million that Australian billionaire James Packer spent on a 35-carat, emerald-cut diamond he presented in January 2016 to another pop diva: Mariah Carey. Then again, Beyonce and Perry can probably console themselves with much cheaper rings because their relationships may actually last. Carey and Packer called off their engagement in October 2016. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=coffeebreak” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] Here are 17 other famously valuable celebrity engagement rings, according to Vogue and other sources: 1. Elizabeth Taylor: 30-carat diamond, sold at auction in 2011 for $3.7 million, was given to her by husband no. 3 Mike Todd in 1957. Todd died in March 1958. 2. Kim Kardashian: $2 million, 15-carat diamond ring given to her by Kanye West in 2013; they married in 2014. 3. Blake Lively: $2 million, 12-carat diamond given to her by Ryan Reynolds; they married in September 2012. 4. Paris Hilton: $2 million, 20-carat ring given to her by actor Chris Zylka in January 2018; they broke up in the fall. 5. Victoria Beckham: $1.1 million, pink oval ring given to her by David Beckham, whom she married in 1999. According to Vogue, this is one of 14 rings owned by the fashion designer and ex-Spice Girl. Jennifer Aniston wears her diamond engagement ring from Justin Theroux in 2013. (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images) 6. Gabrielle Union: $1 million, 8.5-carat diamond given to her by Dwayne Wade in 2013; they married in 2014. 7. Catherine Zeta-Jones: $1 million, antique, 10-carat stone given to her by Michael Douglas in 1999; they married in 2000. 8. Amal Clooney: $750,000, 7-carat diamond given to her by George Clooney in April 2014; they married in September 2014. 9. Cardi B: $500,000, 8-carat diamond ring given to her by Offset; they married in 2017 and may or may not be breaking up. 10. Angelina Jolie: $500,000, 16-carat ring designed by Brad Pitt and presented to her in 2012; they married in 2014 and are now divorcing. 11. Jennifer Aniston: $500,000, reported 8-carat diamond, given to her by Justin Theroux in August 2012; they married in 2015 and are now divorcing. 12. Lady Gaga no. 1: $500,000, 6-carat, heart-shaped diamond given to her by Taylor Kinney in February 2015; the engagement was called off in 2016. 13. Lady Gaga no. 2: $400,000, 6- to 7-carat diamond given to her by Christian Carino; they announced their engagement in October. Beyonce in 2011 at the US Open 14. Reese Witherspoon: $450,000, 4-carat diamond given to her by Jim Toth in 2010; they married in 2011. 15. Kate Middleton: 18-carat oval sapphire, valued at $385,000, that once belonged to Princess Diana and given to her by Prince William in 2010; they married in April 2011. 16. Miranda Kerr: $75,000 to $100,000 diamond given to her by Evan Spiegel in July 2016; they married in May 2017. 17. Ariana Grande: $100,000 diamond given to her by Pete Davidson in June 2018; they broke up in October.
15 Feb 19
Culture and Catwalks

Sunday night I spent almost 4 hours of my life watching one of my favorite award shows, the Grammys. Overall I thought it was pretty good, but of course, I had my favorite moments and others I didn’t like so much. Here are a few of my personal favorite and not-so-favorite moments from the evening! […]

15 Feb 19
Slane Archaeological and Historical Society

Over the years the Slane area, with its natural beauty and many castles and monuments, has been chosen to be the location for film production. Many renowned people from the film industry came to Slane. Captain Lightfoot was filmed in and around the castle, Darling Lily along the river between Slane and Beauparc and The […]

15 Feb 19
Ho9jabillboard

//content.jwplatform.com/players/4ZBPx2gY-zFOPDjEV.html The 2019 Grammys were a melee before Sunday’s telecast even began, as Ariana Grande’s very public beef with producer Ken Ehrlich threatened to overshadow whatever might actually go down on music’s biggest night. And it only got worse from there, with Drake and Dua Lipa using their podium moments to throw further shade at […]

15 Feb 19
Tribune Online

With Alicia Keys as the host, Michelle Obama as a surprise guest and the crowning of J.Lo, Lady Gaga, and Cardi B, women were the stars of the ceremony. The Grammy Awards Academy was amid a major turmoil before the 2019 ceremony. Many voices were heard about the small number of women, minorities, and members […]

15 Feb 19
SDM MAGAZINE

It’s a vision of two Detroits that have mostly faded now — the social set born of the American auto industry’s vast wealth and the galvanizing magic of ’60s Motown — together in a room. In June 1965, the Supremes, one of America’s biggest and most glamorous groups, performed at a debutante party at the […]

15 Feb 19
Along the Graybeard Trail

Walking. Morningside Gardens Shine – Stoneman Douglas Drama God Is Love – Marvin Gaye Valentine’s Day – Bruce Springsteen You Can’t Hurry Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin’ Stronger Love – Joan Armatrading Rain Us Love – Native Root One Love/People Get […]

15 Feb 19
inside jamari fox

my horoscope told me i needed to people watch today. that i did. it’s interesting what you’ll see when you pay attention. i did that on my way to work today and spotted something familiar. something those of us in the life know all too well. a dance that some of us have done on […]

15 Feb 19
Fashion Trends

Ashlee Simpson got groovy on the Grammy Awards red carpet Sunday night. The singer wore a sheer Georges Chakra jumpsuit, which featured elaborate beading and whimsical feathers at the waist. Ashlee completed the disco-ball-like look with matching silver tassel earrings. Ashlee was in attendance with her husband, Evan Ross, who wore a much edgier outfit […]

14 Feb 19
NameMeaningsOnline.com

Meaning of the name Diana What is the Meaning of the Name Diana? Today we will talk about the meaning of the name Diana. It is a name that represents kindness and everything related to love and romance. It is very common to see it in English-speaking countries where it is more common in religious […]

14 Feb 19
Archy news nety

CLOSE Avril Lavigne spoke for the first time behind closed doors of her battle against Lyme disease. Now he is halfway through his treatment. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Avril Lavigne never thought she would be on Christian radio. But the former pop-punk princess found herself there last October, when her rising anthem "Head Above […]