No wonder the comparisons with Princess Diana have been cropping up. Not only do they share the same elegance, but Kate Middleton is also turning out to be the People’s Princess. Duchess Kate and her husband Prince William made their last stop in Canada yesterday, before they head off to Hollywood. They reached Calgary and Kate emerged from the plane looking like a million bucks in a Jenny Packham dress — the same designer she wore at their first official black tie event.
Here’s the really touching part. Kate was greeted by little Diamond Marshall, who’s a six-year-old girl battling cancer. Diamond’s wish was to meet a real life princess and it came true yesterday when she presented the Duchess with a bouquet, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Kate was visibly moved by the little girl and spent a fair amount of time talking to her and Diamond looked so happy when she received a massive hug and kiss too. And we just got teary eyed. It may not seem like a big deal to all of us — meeting the Royal Couple. But a six year old who has cancer just got to meet her princess, and that’s what counts.
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Congratulations, Jennifer Aniston! Her star is now a part of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! The ceremony took place yesterday and the actress looked lovely wearing a floral Prada dress and Gucci shoes. She and boyfriendÃ‚Â Justin Theroux have now gone like, public public, because he not only attended the event, but he cleaned up (bye-bye beard) and sat front and center at the ceremony! Can we also admit that’s it’s only just now that we recognized who he is? Now that the beard’s off we made the Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle connection! Hah. But we do like the skinny tie-white shirt combination. Jennifer’s pals Chelsea Handler and Jason Bateman also showed up to lend their support. Looks like things are on the rise for Jen again. Professional life — check! Personal life — check!
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Here’s a video of Michele Bachmann leading a “Prayercast” in 2009 in opposition to the Healthcare Reform Bill, “asking for forgiveness of governmental leaders where they have not looked to God.”
As always, I’m not looking to start some flame-debate about religion in politics on our happy little rainbowy internet-island — if you’d like to hear my opinions on this, feel free to ask me on the street and I’ll gladly talk about it and use the F word a lot — I’m just posting this video because:
1) It may be of curious interest to those of us who’ll be determining the leader of the free world one year from now, and…
2) Directly after this prayer concluded, a cartoony lightning bolt shot from the sky, hit the Healthcare Reform Bill, and turned it into chocolate malted milk balls that then rained down on the rejoicing masses. Sucks that the video cuts off before that.
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It’s a good thing we didn’t see Alicia Keys’s baby Egypt Daoud Dean in NYC today, or our piercing squees would have been setting off car alarms all over Manhattan. Look at that little serious face! That baby is already so weary of paparazzi. Dad Swizz Beatz was in town to perform in Paper Magazine‘s Sounds Like Paper concert with Joe Jonas in Brooklyn Wednesday night, while mom Alicia celebrated the ten-year anniversary of her album “Songs in A Minor” with a solo concert in New York earlier this week. Meanwhile Egypt did nothing, because having the perfect chubby baby face is a full-time position plus overtime.
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PETA is protesting the premiere of Kevin James’ new CGI’d monkey-fart Zookeeper to “send a message to Hollywood that audiences care about what happens to these animals behind the scenes,” even though the film’s director insists “I am completely secure with what happened on our set and believe we did everything we could to treat the animals well.”
Even if we disregard the animal welfare debate, however, there are still PLENTY of reasons to be mad at Zookeeper. While I hate judging even obviously-bad kids’ movies before seeing them, the evidence here is pretty overwhelming — here are Five Legitimate Reasons To Protest The Movie Zookeeper:
1. This Screen
2. This Clip
Congratulations to new dad Ryan PhilippeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦probably! The MacGruber star’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp gave birth to baby girl Kai last Friday, who is allegedly, most likely, maybe Ryan Phillippe’s baby. Us Weekly reports that The Lincoln Lawyer actor was present at the birth, and, according to a source, “has known since the beginning that he’s the dad. He is not taking a paternity test.” Not even to fulfill a nation’s curiosity, Ryan?
During her pregnancy So Undercover actress Knapp came forward to shoot down rumors that she was hitting her actor ex up for money, her rep announcing in March,”She has never asked Ryan for any help, nor does she expect it.” A dad for a third time, Phillippe is also father to kids Deacon and Ava with Reese Witherspoon, at least as far as anyone knows.
Two of our favorite blonds are teaming up for NBC’s new show Fashion Star. Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos will act as mentors — a la The Voice — to wannabee fashion designers. Elle MacPherson is set to host the show, which will also offer up contestants’ designs for purchase each week. Says executive producer Ben Silverman, “Jessica, Nicole, John and Elle make the most exciting team we have ever worked with on a reality television show and we are thrilled to feature such an extraordinary group of mentors and designers.”
Yes yes yes and more yes! We’ve already witnessed Nicole and Jessica make TV (and fashion) magic on their own, so we can’t wait to see them in action together. NBC — find a way to work in Chicken of the Sea, woncha please?
I’ve heard of “Heat Stroke”, but, um, this USA Today Chart…
Everybody take a second to let that soak in? Cool.
Nice Rorschach test, USA Today! If you look at this graphic and see a sun giving a friendly “hand” to a thermo-penis, it either means you have serious sexual hangups or that you are factually correct because that’s clearly what’s happening here.
Needless to say, if I ever witness the sun J’ing off a giant thermometer in the middle of a hot summer day, I assure you that I will indeed exercise “Extreme Caution”.
(Charles Apple, via Gawker)
The best part of new rom-coms typically isn’t the movie itself (Something Borrowed, we’re giving you the side-eye here). No, it’s all the embarrassing relationship secrets the stars feel compelled to spill during their press junkets. Mila Kunis has already explained how she accidentally seeing her co-star’s bathing suit area. Now Justin Timberlake’s Friends With Benefits role has him sharing the kinds of details that we’d rather fake our own death over than admit in public. For example, how Justin’s mom walked in on him having sex. “I was caught one time,” Timberlake confessing in Elle. “My mom wasn’t cool about it. I was too young to be in bed with a girl, so she was upset.” We would love to know what age is old enough for your mom to see you in bed with a girl; we’re sure Timberlake will get around to revealing it before the movie comes out.
It makes sense then, if Justin’s mom didn’t like the idea of her son getting it on in real life, she’s almost certainly not going to like seeing a giant 40-foot-tall version of her son getting it on movie screens around the globe. “I’m still trying to get into the editing room and cut down on my ass time,” Timberlake admits, describing the nude scenes in his upcoming film. “I’m like, ‘Oh my God, my mom’s gonna see that!’” Luckily Kunis reassured him, “You’ve got a fine ass.” And since Justin’s mom is genetically responsible for his ass, technically that’s really a compliment for her. See? It’s way less creepy that way.