Angie Gomez was raised in the unique mining town of Superior, Arizona and is a 1996 graduate of Ray High School in nearby Kearny, Arizona. Angie grew up listening to and was influenced by the sounds of Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, and Madonna.
Angie now lives in Mesa, Arizona and makes her livelihood by entertaining people as the “Midday Diva” ( 9 AM- 2:00 PM) on Phoenix’s original “Old School” radio station MEGA 104.3 FM, and as the lead vocalist for the very popular music group “Power Drive”.
Angie is now working on writing and recording her own music and also on a personal line of jewelry, both to be released in the near future.
Stay tuned to Angie Gomez.com for updates on MEGA 104.3 events, Power Drive Gigs, Angie’s Music and Angel Jewels.
Clint Eastwood's model daughter Francesca has infuriated fashion fans after slashing a $100,000 designer leather handbag and setting it on fire for a controversial new shoot with her photographer boyfriend, Tyler Shields.
The cameraman is famous for his provocative pictures of celebrities like Eastwood, Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton, and Shields' latest art endeavor sees him and his girlfriend take a chainsaw to a red Hermes Birkin bag before sending it up in flames.
The edgy photos have prompted a flurry of angry responses from budget-conscious fashionistas on Facebook and Twitter, with some even sending 19-year-old Francesca Eastwood death threats
Songstress Christina Aguilera and reality star Kim Kardashian are no strangers to celebrity smackdowns. Today, however, Kim and Christina take on each other, after both stepped out in the same form-fitting, orange Roland Mouret dress less than one month apart. It's time to decide ... who wore it best!
Christina Aguilera (Lewis Jacobs/NBC)
Xtina, 31, donned her dress first during an episode of "The Voice" on April 3 with some blingy heels and big earrings.
Kim, 31, sported the frock as she attended the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Edition event in L.A. last month. The reported current lady love of Kanye West, who also wore her locks down, wrote on her blog that she accessorized with Celine cuffs, a Lorraine Schwartz bracelet, and Givenchy heels.
The shape of this dress is an excellent choice for both women, since it really shows off their va-va-voom figures. Christina's look is also fun — love those shoes! — like she's ready to hit the Hollywood party scene! Kim's, on the other hand, is more sophisticated, thanks to simple makeup aside from her lush eyelashes. The choice, then, comes down to color, which is clearly a more flattering shade for one of the women because of her dark hair and complexion. For me, that woman is ... Kim. Do you agree?
The iconic Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. (Kelly Senyei/Gourmet)Sure, the Playboy mansion is better known for its buxom blondes and wild parties, than for its five-star meals and top-notch chefs, but it turns out that behind the walls of one of the most famous compounds in the world lies one amazingly sophisticated kitchen. You already know some of what 86-year-old Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner does in his spare time, but turns out he could also spend a good part of it eating some really fantastic food made fresh all day long in his fully staffed 24-hour kitchen.
"I have a staff of 12 full-time chefs who are here around the clock," William Bloxsom-Carter, executive chef and food and beverage director of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. tells Gourmet, which got a tour of the operation. "Everything is made from scratch, including those," he says, pointing to a glass case containing seven different kinds of pies and cakes. "You should see [Hefner's] little cookie drawer. It's actually not all that little." Indeed it's not. It's several drawers full of brownies, marshmallow treats, and multiple types of cookies, including Hef's favorites, oatmeal, most made overnight by the graveyard shift staffers. Inside the Playboy mansion’s kitchen, which operates 24 hours a day. (Kelly Senyei/Gourmet)
"We have a catalog of 31 meals from which Mr. Hefner can request what he'd like to eat at any time of the day or night," he explains to the site. "So he can call down to the kitchen and say, 'I'd like the number 6 [grilled cheese sandwich, potato chips, applesauce, and two oatmeal cookies], or the number 21 [fried chicken strips, baked potato, caper dip, and two oatmeal cookies],' and then the butlers communicate that to us."
Chef William Bloxsom-Carter has worked for Hugh Hefner for more than 25 years. (Kelly Senyei/Gourmet)
OK, so those two examples sound more short-order cook than private mansion chef. That's because while the kitchen cooks up elaborate meals for guests who visit the mansion, often for private lunches or large dinners, [Case in point: the Gourmet writer got to dine on tuna tartare with avocado mousse and lobster ravioli with black cherry tomatoes the day she was there] most of what Hefner noshes on at home is pretty simple.
"Lamb chops are his favorite meal, and he has that for dinner once a week," Bloxsom-Carter reveals. He also shares Hefner's daily 11:30 a.m. breakfast order, and it's the same thing every day: a jelly doughnut from Los Angles donut shop Winchell's and half a Star Ruby grapefruit. Lunch (not served until 5:30 p.m. since dinner isn't until 10:30, yes, old habits die hard) consists of soup and crackers. "It's a little embarrassing because we do such insane, great food for the guests who come on the property, but he's just a regular Midwestern gentleman who likes his Lipton noodle soup with his saltine crackers."Hef’s favorite dish – lamb chops! (Kelly Senyei/Gourmet)
And since Hefner suffered a stroke in 1985, Bloxsom-Carter — who began working for him the following year — has tried to incorporate fresh local vegetables into his boss' dinners when he can, and cut back on salt. "Even though I'm not a licensed nutritionist, I use my culinary tricks to get the amount of sodium under control while still giving him the desired flavor. You can trick the palate with acidity or vinegar in place of salt," he explains.
The mansion’s wood-paneled dining room. (Kelly Senyei/Gourmet)
Like many other aspects of Playboy Enterprises, the kitchen runs a seriously tight ship 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All of the mansion's chefs must note the working status and temperature readings of all refrigerators, freezers, and ovens, and when the ice for the stored seafood was last changed, and must conduct fresh-egg inspections in which they pierce the shell of an egg with a thermometer to ensure they're within the food-safe temperature range of 38 to 40°F. Then, all of that information must be recorded in kitchen logs every eight hours. Sound like a lot of work? Just imagine if there had been a log for a certain other room in the mansion all these years …
Bobby Brown is grieving the loss of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, the best way he knows how: through song. During an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Wednesday, the R&B singer debuted a new track he wrote about the late superstar, strangely titled "Don't Let Me Die." As drums start out the song, Brown sings, "Been about a month since you've been gone/I guess it's pretty clear that you ain't coming home." He then goes on to croon, "I didn't realize that every breath I took was for you/You were my air" — which is particularly odd since he and Houston have not been a couple since 2006 and he is currently engaged to the mother of his youngest son. Conveniently, Brown will include "Don't Let Me Die" on his upcoming solo album.
The New Edition singer, 43, has been on a publicity tour the past few weeks to talk about his ex-wife, while the rest of her family has been largely gone into private grieving. During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week, he explained why he chose to perform the night of Houston's death, instead of flying to his 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina's side in her time of need. "Of course, I tried to get a flight — tried to rent a jet — whatever I had to do, but it was impossible," said Brown, who was arrested for DUI just a few weeks after his ex's death. "So I knew the best thing that she would want me to do was perform. You know, we are performers — that's what we did — that's what we do and she would want the best for me."
Houston's family, including her brother Gary, sister-in-law Patricia, mother Cissy, and daughter Bobbi Kristina, will all be starring in an upcoming Lifetime reality series focusing on their lives since the cocaine-fueled February 11 death of the "I Will Always Love You" singer. "The tragic loss of Whitney Houston left a void in the hearts of people all over the world, but certainly none more so than her beloved family," Rob Sharenow, executive vice president of programming at Lifetime, said in a statement. "In this series, the multi-generations of the Houston family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal, love, and grow."
Brown is also working on his own reality show, and reportedly was upset that Bobbi Kristina refused to be a part of it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Linda Evangelista and billionaire French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault (Selma Hayek's man) have reached a settlement in their child support fight over the care of their 5-year-old son. Details weren't available, but Evangelista had said in court papers that she was spending $46,000 a month on his expenses, including bodyguards and a 24-hour nanny.
A list of some celebrities who have had hefty child and/or spousal support amounts to pay:
— Charlie Sheen: As part of his 2011 divorce settlement from Brooke Mueller, Sheen was to pay $55,000 per month for the support of their twin sons. In June 2011, a Los Angeles judge ordered Sheen's former bosses at Warner Bros. Television to garnish the money from any payments made to the former "Two and a Half Men" star. Now that's "winning"...lol
— Nas: In December 2009, the rapper was ordered to pay more than $51,000 per month to his ex-wife, singer Kelis, and their son.
— Martin Brodeur: In March 2009, the New Jersey Devils goalie was ordered to pay his ex-wife $500,000 a year in alimony until 2020, as well as $132,000 in annual child support. That's a nice chunk of his salary!
— Russell Simmons: In February 2009, the hip-hop mogul agreed to pay $40,000 per month in child support for his daughters Ming and Aoki with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons. The payments were to continue until both girls reach 19 1/2. Wait, doesn't she bank on her own?
— Britney Spears: In July 2008, months after erratic behavior landed her in the hospital and saw her father appointed conservator of her estate, the pop singer reached a settlement with ex-husband Kevin Federline that had her paying him $20,000 per month in child support. That's cheap compared to other celebrities.
— Rap impresario Sean "Diddy" Combs was ordered in 2005 to pay about $19,000 a month in support to former girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim for the care of their son Justin.
— Revlon Inc. Chairman Ronald Perelman was ordered in 1999 to pay more than $12,000 a month to ex-wife Patricia Duff for the support of daughter Caleigh.
Jennifer Lopez attended a press conference on Monday to announce her upcoming world tour with Enrique Iglesias and let's just say she dressed in sssstyle for the occasion! Dress retails for around $8,000....yikes! Hope you aren't afraid of repties or the price....