Mon Nov 20 08:00:34 EST 2017
With less than six months until HGTV’s Drew Scott and Linda Phan walk down the aisle, the pair is sharing some details of their big day!
“We’re looking at somewhere where we can chow down on pizza, pasta and gelato. Those are the requirements,” says Phan of their Italian destination wedding set for May. While they’re still searching for the perfect venue, Phan says they’d love a historical location like an old castle.
“This is our big day—we can do whatever we want!” adds Drew, who popped the question to his fiancée last December. “One of the things that I love about Linda is that she’s with me in that sense. If I want to wear a gold leotard, I’ll do it. We’re not ones to have a basic white wedding.”
Though Italian specialties are on the menu for the reception meal, followed by a multi-tiered, multi-flavored cake, the pair plan on fueling an all-night party with a midnight snack for guests, consisting of burgers, fries and Yorkshire pudding.
And having just competed on Dancing With the Stars this fall, Drew says the couple’s first dance will be an “epic” performance.
“I feel like I have a little more pressure because I don’t know a thing about dance,” Phan jokes. “Drew has just had a few intense months of training!”
As wedding plans proceed, the couple are settling into their life together — and thinking ahead to the future. They’re in the middle of renovating their dream home in Los Angeles; it has room for four kids — and they intend to use it.
“We do plan in the very near future on having children,” says Drew. “We would love to have twins.”
For more on Drew and Linda, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE
Mon Nov 20 08:00:11 EST 2017
In Stefani’s cover story for Marie Claire’s Holiday 2017 issue, the pop star said that things can get pretty dirty when she spends time at her boyfriend’s Oklahoma ranch.
“It’s very tribal,” the “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” singer, 48, told the outlet. “Blake has a sister, she comes with her kids. We cook and get muddy and dirty. There are ATVs. Being a mother of three boys, it’s kind of the perfect place. Everything is real now, whereas before, things didn’t seem so real.”
“It was my purpose to write about and share my story,” she added. “I met at least 50 to 100 people before each show on my tour and got to hear that my truth and my story translated, and I feel very lucky and honored knowing that.”
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And Stefani wasn’t shy about bringing up the power of prayer.
“Spiritual exercise got me somewhere,” she said. “Some people like to meditate, do yoga, or just take quiet time, but for me – instead of how you talk to yourself, you pray. You surrender and ask for guidance. It’s not all about you.”
As to what’s next for the Grammy Award-winning singer, Stefani said, “I would love to do something like , just to be part of a writing thing, because that confidence has come back how and I know I have something to offer. It used to be such a stress; there was so much doubt in me — now it’s like, ‘Well, just go and write and write a song.’”
Stefani’s Marie Claire cover hits newsstands Nov. 28.
Mon Nov 20 07:57:41 EST 2017
While all eyes were on Pink’s gravity-defying performance and the audience was cheering on BTS at the 2017 American Music Awards, PEOPLE was busy getting the behind-the-scenes scoop from inside the Microsoft Theater.
From Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley dancing and Shawn Mendes’ performance of “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” to Evan Ross and wife Ashlee Simpson taking selfies during commercial breaks, here’s everything you didn’t see on TV.
The night was truly a Ross family affair. Diana Ross, who received the Lifetime Achievement award, was joined by sons Evan and Ross Naess, along with, daughters Rhonda, Chudney, and Tracee Ellis Ross, who hosted the event.
Not to forget Diana’s grandchildren — Callaway Lane, Jagger Snow, Raif-Henok Kendrick, Indigo Naess and Bronx Wentz — who were also on-hand for the evening’s festivities. During Black-ish star Tracy’s opening monologue, a smiling Diana gave her grandson, Raif-Henok, a huge hug.
During the commercial breaks, Evan couldn’t help but snap a few selfies with his gorgeous date, wife Simpson.
Elsewhere in the theatre, Florida Georgia Line singer, Kelley, got some support from wife, Brittney, when he took the stage to perform “Let Me Go” with Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso. Brittney was spotted standing up and cheering her man on.
When Kelley got back to his seat later in the evening, the country artist was spotted bopping his head to Mendes’ performance of “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.”
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Although the stars were the ones being handed awards on Sunday, the fans got a lot of love too.
Macklemore and Skylar Grey were high-fiving people by the stage after they finished their “Glorious” duet. Pink was waving to J.W. Marriott Hotel guests, who were standing by their windows to get a glimpse of the singer, as she made her way back up after scaling the 54-story building.
It seems like BTS fans maybe got the biggest treat of the night though. When it was announced that the seven-member South Korean boy band were about to take the stage, fans were chanting “BTS” and screaming so loudly that people were covering their ears.