Gavin Rossdale at NOVA ROCK 2008
|Birth name||Gavin McGregor Rossdale|
|Born||30 October 1965
London, England, United Kingdom
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, grunge|
|Associated acts||Bush, Institute|
Gibson Les Paul
Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1965) is an English musician and actor, known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Following Bush’s separation in 2002, which lasted for eight years, he was the lead singer and guitarist for Institute, and later began a solo career. When performing solo, Rossdale plays songs from his musical libraries. He was ranked 75th in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. In 2013 Rossdale received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
Gavins troublesome childhood
Rossdale was born in St. Marylebone, London, England, the son of Barbara Stephan (née Bowie) and Douglas Rossdale, a doctor. His mother was born in Scotland and his father’s parents were of Russian Jewesh descent, the family’s surname originally being Rosenthal. His parents divorced when he was eleven years old, and he was raised primarily by his father and aunt. His mother remarried and moved to Tampa, Florida. Rossdale has a younger sister, Soraya, and an elder one, Lorraine. Rossdale’s half sister, Georgina Rossdale-Smith, is a doctor.
Rossdale learned to play bass guitar after hanging out with his sister Lorraine’s boyfriend, who was in a band called The Nobodyz, but he switched to rhythm guitar. At 17, he left Westminster School, and formed a band called Midnight, which produced a couple of singles and many publicity photos. In 1991, Rossdale moved to Los Angeles for 6 months, lived where he could, and took whatever part-time jobs were available, including production assistant on video shoots. He spent some time in NYC before returning to England where he came into contact with future manager Dave Dorrell (Marrs), whom he had previously met in LA. In 1992, Rossdale formed Future Primitive, whose original line-up included screenwriter Sacha Servasi, who left to pursue a film-making career. The band changed its name to Bush in the summer of 1994 and released the promo Sixteen Stone.
His Musical Career
Rossdale has been the lead singer/songwriter for the British post-grunge rock band Bush since its inception. Their first album, Sixteen stone (1994), was a huge commercial success. Almost overnight, Bush went from playing small pubs in London to headlining arenas in the US, the result of extensive, non-stop touring. However, some critics labelled them as an inferior derivative of bands such as Nirvana and Pixies, and this criticism followed them throughout their career as a band. In particular, Rossdale’s forced, raspy singing voice and random, stream of consious style of lyrics were dismissed by some as an imitation of Nirvana’s lead singer. Although the band reached superstar status in the US, they failed to have much impact in the UK, which at the time was preoccupied with Britpop. The sole exception to this was their single “Swallowed”, which reached Number 7 on the UK charts. A change in record labels, management and an extended hiatus did not bode well for the band, who unofficially split in 2002.
Bush’s albums include the aforementioned sixteen stone, Razorblade suitcase, Deconstructed, The science of things, and Golden state, all albums had success in terms of albums sales, which led Bush to be one of the best selling rock groups to come out of the nineties.
In 2007, Rossdale announced on his website that he was working on new music for a solo album. He wrote that he was very happy with the sound of the album, citing he went back to his roots with Bush. Rossdale’s single, “Can’t Stop the World,” is the introduction theme to Fox’s programme, Drive. That year, he covered John Lennon’s “Mind Games” for an album . Later that year, he finished recording his first solo record titled Wanderlust, released 3 June 2008. Gwen Stefani, Rossdale’s wife, sings background vocals on the track “Can’t Stop The World”, with other vocalists on the album.
On 1 April 2008 the first single from WANDERlust, “Love Remains The Same”, was released through digital retailers. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at Number 76, rising to 27 in October 2008, giving Rossdale his first Top 40 hit since the days when he fronted the post-grunge band Bush. Rossdale mounted a full-scale solo tour in Spring 2009. Of the album’s title, Rossdale said, “I just liked it because it’s kind of sexy enough, it’s powerful, it’s one word. Wanderlust sums up that desire for music and for singing and performing and this life.”
Rossdale also provides the vocals for the song “End of me,” which is the lead single from their latest album 7th Symphony.
Bush reunion (2010–present)
On 21 June 2010, it was announced that Bush would return and planned to release a new album, in the autumn of 2011. It was released on 13 September 2011. In 2014 the group released another album .
Rossdale was a featured vocalist on Santana s 2010 album, doing a cover of T rex’s “Get it on”.
Rossdale was also a judge for the 10th annual Independent Music awards to support independent artists’ careers. In 2013, Rossdale was awarded in the Ivor Novello Awards, for International Achievement in Songwriting, which was presented to him by Chris Martin.
Romance & Marriage
In 1995, Rossdale met Gwen Stefani, lead singer of the ska punk band No Doubt, when Bush and No Doubt were on tour. The two married in 2002. In 2005, on the radio show Loveline, Rossdale said that he and Stefani preferred to keep their relationship entirely out of the media because he grew up in a chaotic home and that having a stable environment for his family was important to him.
On 26 May 2006, Rossdale and Stefani welcomed their first child together, a son, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. On 21 August 2008, Stefani gave birth to the couple’s second son. The couple’s third son was born on 28 February 2014.
On August 3, 2015, Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale.
It is very sad that they had to end their marriage. Due to a fling with the nanny Mindy Mann.
If they had gone to counceling in the beginning of their relationship, they could have saved their marriage. Now its a bit too little too late. They both have to go through grief and pain now and so are their children. Its sad. Lessons can be learned from this. And wisdom can be gathered, as to not make the same mistakes for the next relationship. Another nannygate is born. After a string of other nannygates. Do you think for instance if it is wise to let a nanny live in with your family 24/7 or would you consider a partttime nanny? Do you think its wise to have a nanny younger than you, or would you consider to take a nanny older and much more experienced than you? Would you give your nanny days off and evenings off to be able to date someone and to have a somewhat personal life with her own boyfriend? Or would you choose a nanny spending time with you seven days in the week without the possiblity of a personal life and no boyfriend at all? Would you choose a nanny that comes two or three days in the week instead of seven days even if its means you have to do some more work at home and with the children yourself? Let me know…….
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Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||Gwen Renée Stefani
October 3, 1969
Fullerton, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||California State University, Fullerton|
|Net worth||$80 million (2014)|
|Spouse(s)||Gavin Rossdale (m. 2002; div. 2015)|
|Relatives||Eric Stefani (brother)|
Gwen Renée Stefani (/stəˈfɑːni/; born October 3, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band No Doubt. During the band’s hiatus, Stefani embarked on a solo career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired by pop music of the 1980s, the album was met with both critical and commercial success. It spawned three major worldwide hit singles: “What You Waiting For?,” “Rich Girl,” and “Hollaback Girl,” the latter becoming the first US digital download to sell one million copies. In 2006 Stefani released her second studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two successful singles: “Wind It Up” and the album’s title track “The Sweet Escape.” Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
As a solo artist, Stefani has won several music awards, including one Grammy Award from eight nominations, one World Music Award, one American Music Award , one Brit Award and two Billboard Music Awards. In 2003 she debuted her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and fashion. Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale 2002-2015 and they have three sons. Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in 2012.
Her catholic childhood
Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, and raised in Anaheim, California. She was raised in a Roman Catholic household, and attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California. She was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from The Four Tops‘ 1968 cover of The Left Banke‘s 1966 hit song “Walk Away Renée“. Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive. Her mother, Patti (née Flynn), is of Irish, Scottish and Norwegian descent, and worked as an accountant before becoming a housewife. Gwen’s parents were fans of folk music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris. She is the second oldest of four children: she has a younger sister, Jill; a younger brother, Todd; and an older brother, Eric. Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt, but left the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons.
Many of the women in Stefani’s family were seamstresses, and much of her clothing was made by them or her mother. At school, she found written work challenging because of her dyslexia. As a child Stefani’s musical interests consisted of musicals such as The Sound of Music and Evita. After making a demo tape for her father, he advised she never take lessons, as it would ruin her unique style. Stefani made her onstage debut during a talent show at Loara High School, where she sang “I Have Confidence”, from The Sound of Music, in a self-made tweed dress inspired by one from the film. Stefani was on the Loara swim team in an attempt to lose weight. She first worked at a Dairy Queen and later staffed the MAC makeup counter of a department store. After graduating from high school in 1987, she began attending Fullerton College before transferring to California State University, Fullerton.
Her Musical Career
1986–2004: No Doubt
Her brother Eric introduced Gwen to 2 Tone music by Madness and The Selecter, and in 1986, he invited her to provide vocals for No Doubt, a ska band he was forming. Finally, in 1991, the band was signed to Interscope Records. The band released its self-titled debut album in 1992, but its ska-pop sound was unsuccessful due to the popularity of grunge. Before the mainstream success of both No Doubt and Sublime, Stefani contributed guest vocals to “Saw Red” on Sublime’s 1994 album Robbin’ the Hood. Stefani rejected the aggressiveness of female grunge artists and cited Blondie singer Debbie Harry‘s combination of power and sex appeal as a major influence. No Doubt’s third album, Tragic Kingdom (1995), which followed the self-released The Beacon Street Collection (1995), took more than three years to make. Five singles were released from Tragic Kingdom’, including “Don’t Speak,” which led the Hot 100 Airplay year-end chart of 1997. Stefani left college for one semester to tour for Tragic Kingdom but did not return when touring lasted two and a half years. The album sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, and received several Grammy Award nominations in 1997 and 1998. In late 2000, Rolling Stone magazine named her “The Queen of Confessional Pop.
During the time when No Doubt was receiving mainstream success, Stefani collaborated on the singles “You’re the Boss” with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, “South Side” with Moby, and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Eve. No Doubt released the less popular Return of Saturn in 2000, which expanded upon the new wave influences of Tragic Kingdom. Most of the lyrical content focused on Stefani’s often rocky relationship with then-Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and her overall insecurities, including indecision on settling down and having a child. The band’s 2001 album, Rock Steady, explored more reggae and dancehall sounds, while maintaining the band’s new wave influences, and generally received positive reviews. The album generated career-highest singles chart positions in the United States, and “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All” received Grammy Awards. A greatest hits collection, The Singles 1992–2003, which includes a cover of Talk Talk‘s “It’s My Life“, was released in 2003 to moderate sales. In 2002, Eve and Stefani won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”.
2004–06: Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and acting debut
Stefani’s debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was released in November 2004. The album features a large number of collaborations with producers and other artists, including Tony Kanal, Tom Rothrock, Linda Perry, André 3000, Nellee Hooper, The Neptunes and New Order. Stefani created the album to modernize the music to which she listened when in high school, and L.A.M.B. takes influence from a variety of music styles of the 1980s and early 1990s such as new wave and electro. Stefani’s decision to use her solo career as an opportunity to delve further into pop music instead of trying “to convince the world of [her] talent, depth and artistic worth” was considered unusual. As a result, reviews of the album were mixed, and it was described as “fun as hell but […] not exactly rife with subversive social commentary.” The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 albums chart at number seven, selling 309,000 copies in its first week. L.A.M.B. was a commercial success reaching multi-platinum status in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, Stefani was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “What You Waiting For?“, and at the next year’s awards, Stefani received five nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
The first single released from the album was “What You Waiting For?”, which debuted atop the ARIA Singles Chart, charted at number 47 on the US and reached the top ten on most other charts. The song served to explain why Stefani produced a solo album and discusses her fears in leaving No Doubt for a solo career as well as her desire to have a baby. “Rich Girl” was released as the album’s second single. A duet with rapper Eve, and produced by Dr. Dre, it is an adaptation of a 1990s pop song by British musicians Louchie Lou & Michie One, which itself is a very loose cover lyrically but closer melodically of “If I Were a Rich Man“, from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. “Rich Girl” proved successful on several formats, and reached the US and UK top ten.
L.A.M.B.’s third single “Hollaback Girl” became Stefani’s first US and second Australian number-one single; it reached top ten elsewhere. The song was the first US digital download to sell more than one million copies legally, and its brass-driven composition remained popular throughout 2005. The fourth single “Cool” was released shortly following the popularity of its predecessor, reaching the top 20 in US and UK. The song’s lyrics and its accompanying music video, filmed in Lake Como, Italy, depict Stefani’s former relationship with Kanal. “Luxurious” was released as the album’s fifth single, but did not perform as well as its predecessors. “Crash” was released in early 2006 as the album’s sixth single in lieu of Love. Angel. Music. Baby.’s sequel, which Stefani postponed because of her pregnancy.
In 2004, Stefani showed interest in making film appearances and began auditioning for films such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith. She made her acting debut playing Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator in 2004. Scorsese, whose daughter was a No Doubt fan, showed reciprocal interest in casting Stefani after seeing her picture from a Marilyn Monroe-inspired photo shoot for Teen Vogue in 2003. To prepare for the role, Stefani read two biographies and watched 18 of Harlow’s films. Shooting her part took four to five days, and Stefani had few lines. Stefani lent her voice to the title character of the 2004 video game Malice; before completion, however, the company opted not to use No Doubt band members’ voices.
2006–08: The Sweet Escape
Stefani’s second studio album, The Sweet Escape, was recorded by Guy Charbonneau’s Le Mobile Remote Recording Studio and released in December 2006. Stefani recollaborated with Kanal, Perry, and The Neptunes, along with Akon and Tim Rice-Oxley from English rock band Keane. The album focuses more heavily on electronic and dance music for clubs than its predecessor. Stefani commented that it differed from L.A.M.B. because “I just wasn’t inspired to do another album and…I was a lot more relaxed making it.” Its release coincided with the DVD release of Stefani’s first tour, entitled Harajuku Lovers Live. The album received mixed reviews by critics, who found that it “has a surprisingly moody, lightly autobiographical feel… [but] Stefani isn’t convincing as a dissatisfied diva” and called the album a “hasty return” that repeats Love. Angel. Music. Baby. with less energy.
“Wind It Up“, the album’s lead single, received mixed reviews by critics for its use of yodeling and an interpolation of The Sound of Music, but was moderately successful, peaking inside the top 10 in the US and the UK. The title track was well received and was a major hit, reaching the top 10 in over 15 nations, including number two peaks in the US, Australia and the UK. To promote The Sweet Escape, Stefani was a mentor on the sixth season of American Idol and performed the song with Akon. The song earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Three more singles were released from the album; “4 in the Morning“, “Now That You Got It” which featured Damian Marley and “Early Winter“. To promote the album, Stefani embarked a worldwide tour, The Sweet Escape Tour, which covered North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific and part of Latin America. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly on June 6, 2011, Stefani stated that she had no plans to continue work as a solo artist, adding, “That was a moment in time […] It went on a little longer than we all thought it would, because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you’re at in that time in your life… [But] everything works out how it should.”
2008–13: Return to No Doubt
With Stefani promoting The Sweet Escape, No Doubt began work on a new album without her and planned to complete it after Stefani’s The Sweet Escape Tour was finished In March 2008, the band started making posts concerning the progression of the album on their official fan forum. Stefani made a post on March 28, 2008 stating that songwriting had commenced but was slow on her end because she was, at the time, pregnant with her second child. The Singles 1992–2003 became available on December 9, 2008 for the video game Rock Band 2. Adrian Young played drums on Scott Weiland‘s album “Happy” in Galoshes. No Doubt announced on their official website they wanted to tour in 2009 while finishing their upcoming album, which was set for release in 2010. On November 24, 2008, it was announced that No Doubt would be headlining the Bamboozle 2009 festival in May, along with Fall Out Boy. The band completed a national tour in the summer of 2009. In 2010, they resumed writing their record, which was later recorded in 2011.
On June 11, 2012, the band announced on their official website that the new album will be out on September 25, preceded by the first single in July 16. The album was titled Push and Shove and the first single was a song called “Settle Down“. The music video for “Settle Down” was directed by Sophie Muller (who has previously directed numerous music videos for No Doubt). Also around this time No Doubt were guest mentors for the UK version of the X Factor. “Settle Down” peaked at 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the album peaking at number three on the US Billboard 200. On November 3, 2012, the band pulled its music video “Looking Hot” from the Internet after receiving complaints that it was insensitive towards Native Americans. In October 2013, Tom revealed on social networking site Twitter that the band were once again on hiatus, also hinting that the band will regroup in 2014.
2014–present: The Voice and upcoming third studio album
On April 12, 2014, Stefani made a surprise appearance at the Coachella festival, where she joined Pharrell Williams onstage during his set to perform “Hollaback Girl” She and Williams were coaches for season 7 of The Voice. After nine years since the last time, she attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and during an interview on the red carpet she said, “I didn’t know I was gonna have a baby, I didn’t know I was gonna be on The Voice, I didn’t know I was gonna be writing new music, so I’m just like, what’s gonna be next?”. Stefani appears as a featured artist on “My Heart Is Open“, co-written by Sia Furler, from Maroon 5‘s V, which was performed for the first time with Adam Levine and an orchestra at the 2015 Grammy Award Gwen also appeared on “Together“, from Calvin Harris‘ Motion. Both albums were released in 2014. A collaboration with Snoop Dogg, entitled “Run Away”, was released on his 2015 studio album, Bush.
Other creative ventures
Stefani made most of the clothing that she wore on stage with No Doubt, resulting in increasingly eclectic combinations. Stylist Andrea Lieberman introduced her to haute couture clothing, which led to Stefani launching a fashion line named L.A.M.B. in 2004. The line takes influence from a variety of fashions, including Guatemalan, Japanese, and Jamaican styles. The line achieved popularity among celebrities and is worn by stars such as Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, and Stefani herself In June 2005, she expanded her collection with the less expensive Harajuku Lovers line, which she referred to as “a glorified merchandise line”, with varied products including a camera, mobile phone charms, and undergarments. In late 2006, Stefani released a limited edition line of dolls called “Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Fashion dolls”. The dolls are inspired by the various costumes that Stefani and the Harajuku Girls wore while touring for the album.
In late summer 2007, Stefani launched a perfume, L, as a part of her L.A.M.B. collection of clothing and accessories. The perfume has high notes of sweet pea and rose. In September 2008, Stefani released a fragrance line as a part of her Harajuku Lovers product line. There are five different fragrances based on the four Harajuku Girls and Stefani herself called Love, Lil’ Angel, Music, Baby and G (Gwen). As of January 2011, Stefani has become the spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris.
Her personal & romantic life
Soon after Stefani joined No Doubt, she and bandmate Tony Kanal began dating. Stefani stated that she was heavily invested in the relationship, commenting that “…all I ever did was look at Tony and pray that God would let me have a baby with him. During this time, the band almost split up because of the failed romantic relationship between Stefani and Kanal. Kanal ended the relationship. Their break-up inspired Stefani lyrically, and many of the album’s songs, such as “Don’t Speak“, “Sunday Morning“, and “Hey You”, chronicle the ups and downs of their relationship.
During mid-1995, No Doubt and rock band Goo Goo Dolls went on tour opening for alternative rock band Bush. Stefani met Bush guitarist and lead singer Gavin Rossdale. They married on September 14, 2002, with a wedding in St Paul’s, Covent Garden, London. A second wedding was held in Los Angeles two weeks later. According to Stefani, it was held so that she could wear her custom-designed wedding dress by John Galliano twice.
A paternity test in 2004 revealed that Rossdale had a daughter, Daisy Lowe (who was 15 years old then), from a previous relationship with model and designer Pearl Lowe. Stefani was “devastated and infuriated” at the discovery, leading to a rocky patch in their relationship. Rossdale remains Daisy’s godfather and has a somewhat friendly relationship with her. Stefani’s song “Danger Zone” was widely believed to be about the discovery and its aftermath, but that was not possible since the song was written prior to the incident.
In December 2005, Stefani and Rossdale announced that they were expecting their first child together. Their son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, was born on May 26, 2006. The couple’s second son, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, was born on August 21, 2008. It was reported on September 5, 2013 that Stefani was expecting her third child with Rossdale. On February 28, 2014, Stefani gave birth to their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale.
On August 3, 2015, Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The divorce was finalized in October 2015.
On November 4, 2015, Stefani and her The Voice co-star, country music artist Blake Shelton, announced that they were dating.
Stefani possesses a mezzo-soprano, which can span three octaves.Stefani’s unusual and dynamic vocals have been noted for their “deep vibrato” and Stefani has been described as having a “unique vocal prowess”.The Chicago Tribune stated that Stefani had a “brash alto.” In the single “Cool“, her vocal range covers around one and a half octaves. Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times joked that as Stefani grew as a musician, she kicked her “addiction” to vibrato. Stefani received five nominations at the 2006 Grammy Awards, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Stefani’s debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. took influence from a variety of 1980s genres. The album is primarily pop, with the synthesizers characteristic of synthpop, most popular from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. New wave, present in some of No Doubt’s later work, continues to be an influence on Love. Angel. Music. Baby., drawing comparisons to The Go-Go’s and Cyndi Lauper Stefani cited Club Nouveau, Depeche Mode, Lisa Lisa, Prince, New Order, The Cure, and early Madonna as major influences for the album. To a lesser degree, the album draws from genres such as bubblegum pop, electropop, dance-punk and hip hop and R&B. Her second studio album The Sweet Escape resembles musically its predecessor while exploring more modern pop sounds, dabbling heavily into genres such as dance-pop and hip hop music.
Her public image
Stefani began wearing a bindi in the mid-1990s after attending several family gatherings for Tony Kanal, who is of Indian heritage. During No Doubt’s breakthrough, Stefani wore the forehead decoration in several of the band’s music videos and briefly popularized the accessory in 1997. First attracting attention in the 1995 music video for “Just a Girl”, Stefani is known for her midriff and frequently wears shirts that expose it. Stefani’s makeup design generally includes light face powder, bright red lipstick, and arched eyebrows; she wrote about the subject in a song titled “Magic’s in the Makeup” for No Doubt’s Return of Saturn, asking “If the magic’s in the makeup/Then who am I?”. Stefani is a natural brunette, though her hair has not been its natural color since she was in ninth grade. Since late 1994, she has had usually platinum blond hair. Stefani discussed this in the song “Platinum Blonde Life” on Rock Steady and played original blond bombshell Jean Harlow in the 2004 biopic The Aviator. Despite appearing mostly with blonde hair, she also dyed her hair blue in 1998 and pink in 2000, notably appearing on the cover of Return of Saturn with pink hair.
In 2006, Stefani modified her image, inspired by that of Michelle Pfeiffer‘s character in the 1983 film Scarface. The reinvented image included a symbol consisting of two back-to-back ‘G’s, which appears on a diamond-encrusted key she wears on a necklace and which became a motif in the promotion of The Sweet Escape Stefani raised concerns in January 2007 about her rapid weight loss following her pregnancy. She stated she lost the weight through diet and exercise but admitted to obsessing over her weight due to the size zero trend. She later stated that she had been on a diet since the sixth grade to fit in size 4 clothing, commenting, “It’s an ongoing battle and it’s a nightmare. But I like clothes too much, and I always wanted to wear the outfits I would make.” A wax figure of Stefani was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian on September 22, 2010. The release of Stefani’s first solo album brought attention to her entourage of four Harajuku Girls, who appear in outfits influenced by Gothic Lolita fashion, and are named for the area around the Harajuku Station of Tokyo, Japan. Stefani’s clothing also took influence from Japanese fashion, in a style described as a combination between Christian Dior and Japan. The dancers are featured in her music videos, press coverage, and on the album cover for Love. Angel. Music. Baby., with a song named for and dedicated to them on the album. They were also featured in, and the namesake for, Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers Tour. Forbes magazine reported Stefani’s earnings in 2008, calculating that she earned $27 million between June 2007 to June 2008 for her tour, fashion line and commercials, making her the world’s 10th highest paid music personality at the time.
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It is very sad that the marriage between these two very creative talents such as Gwen and Gavin has ended. Due to the interference of a nanny and probably a very busy schedule of two very busy and talented / creative people. Was there a chance of reconciliation?
Two people with two very busy schedules, both touring with their songs, you need a very good manager, that can match these schedules with each other so that they dont have to be apart so much. If the manager is not so good, it makes for strenuous schedules with a lot of days and nights apart from eachother for a not so good marriage as an end result. Did they have a good manager that would match their tours well? Were they therefor able to spend their tours together with each other much? Or not so much?
Was there a chance of reconcilitation? After a reported plusminus three year fling with a nanny? Could it have been prevented at all? Would you advise or choose for a live-in nanny or a parttime nanny? Would you choose for a younger nanny or a somewhat older experienced wiser nanny (who is maybe a mother herself)? Would you encourage your nanny to have a private life with her own boyfriend or would you rather have a nanny with no boyfriend and no private life at all? What can be the consequences if a nanny does not have a private life and boyfriend at all? Could it endanger your marriage and private life? How many evenings a week would you give your nanny off? To be able to have dates with her own acquintances?
It is awful to notice that this marriage is finished. We would have loved for this marriage to succeed. So are the fans of both singers/performers.
What are your thoughts? …..