Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Kate Hudson Tries to FaceTime Justin Timberlake, Gets Denied!

That was way harsh, Justin Timberlake!

Kate Hudson, her brother and some friends decided that they would have a little fun this Christmas--by randomly calling FaceTiming people in Oliver Hudson's phone! Of course, the pranksters Instagrammed their deviously fun night, but called out--pun totally intended--one particular recipient who decided not to answer the video chat request.

"This is what it looks like when you Face Time random names on your brothers phone... @justintimberlake denied our call... #ChristmasColdCalls," Kate captioned the pic.

Ouch. He didn't comment back on the pic either, so it looks like he's just going to ignore the attention completely! Maybe he would've answered had they called from Kate's phone? No way to tell, but better luck next time!

It's great to see the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress looking so merry, as she and Matt Bellamy recently announced their split after four years together. But the formerly engaged couple has reunited since calling off their marriage. Parents to 3-year-old son Bingham, Kate and Matt strolled around Aspen looking cordial during their pre-Christmas vacation.

Nicki Minaj Talks Racism, Why More Black Artists Aren't Speaking Up: "Look What Happened to Kanye"

Nicki Minaj isn't one of the artists caught up in a racially fueled Twitter war at the moment, but that doesn't mean she's not upset about ongoing injustice in our society.

In her new Rolling Stone interview, the rapper opens up about recent incidents of police violence against black Americans, including the unpunished killing of Eric Garner.

"It's sickening, and I've been reading so many people saying, 'Why are we surprised?' That's what's really sad: that we should somehow be used to being treated like animals," she tells the mag. "It's gotten to the point where people feel like there's no accountability: If you are law enforcement and you do something to a black person, you can get away with it."

"I feel like when Public Enemy were doing 'Fight the Power,' we as a culture had more power--now it feels hopeless," Nicki tells Rolling Stone. "People say, 'Why aren't black celebrities speaking out more?' But look what happened to Kanye [West] when he spoke out. People told him to apologize to [George W.] Bush!"

Nicki, of course, is referring to the time in 2005 when Kanye went off-teleprompter during a telethon raising funds for Hurricane Katrina victims. Standing alongside Mike Myers, the rapper vented about racism in the media before declaring, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

"He was the unofficial spokesman for hip-hop, and he got torn apart," Nicki recalls. And like she says, Kanye did apologize to Bush, but it seemed to be on his own volition. In a 2005 Today interview, he admitted, "in my moment of frustration, I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist," adding, "we as human beings don't always choose the right words."

The former president addressed Kanye's comments again in his 2010 memoir Decision Points. The rapper appeared again on Today, saying he "empathized" with W. "His take, his explanation--I completely agree with," 'Ye said. "In a moment of emotion, to peg someone as a racist, it's just not right."

Kanye added, though, that even when he "was considered to have done something wrong, my motivation was in the right place."

Nicki, however, feels the aftermath of the 2005 had a quieting effect not just on Kanye, but on all black artists. She tells Rolling Stone that recently, "You haven't heard him [Kanye] speaking about these last couple things, and it's sad."

"Because how many times can you be made to feel horrible for caring about your people," she asks, "before you say, 'F--k it, it's not worth it, let me live my life because I'm rich, and why should I give a f--k?'"

Jennifer Aniston Talks Tabloid Troubles: "I Think Everyone Knows It's All B.S. and Like a Soap Opera on Paper"

According to data compiled by Vanity Fair, Jennifer Aniston is a tabloid queen.

In 2014 alone, the Cake actress tied with the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, with 32 covers. According to the headlines, Aniston was "jilted" or "heartbroken" 11 times, "pregnant" nine times, planning her "dream wedding" eight times, "feuding" six times, on a "romantic getaway" three times and "married" twice. She also had exes "reveal secrets" about her twice and had plastic surgery twice.

Sounds eventful!

So, how does Aniston deal with the fictitious drama?

"Just don't pay attention," Justin Theroux's 45-year-old fiancé tells Lee Cowan in a CBS Sunday Morning interview, airing Jan. 4, 2015 at 9 a.m. ET. "I think I used to really, there was a period where I was hell bent on saying, 'That's not true, that's not right, that's not fair.' And now I just think you have to let it roll off your back and you realize, I think everyone knows it's all B.S. and like a soap opera on paper."

Luckily, Theroux is on the same page when it comes to tabloids. "The main thing is to try to just keep refocusing back on what you know is true and what makes you guys happy," the actress confesses.

"We know what our truth is," Aniston tells Cowan. "That's all just static."

Instead of refuting rumors, Aniston would rather discuss her role in Cake, in which she plays a woman struggling with chronic pain, who is suicidal and addicted to pain killers. "This felt for me...I was really ready to, you know, just disappear and really go into the depths of a character," Aniston says of the role.

Aniston earned Aniston a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination, and there's already buzz that her role in Cake could be worthy of an Academy Award nomination. "We were a little teeny weensy movie made for four dollars and we poured our hearts into it and everyone worked so hard, so that this is happening on top of that, it's just like a huge giant juicy cherry on top," she says.

The movie also proves Aniston is more than just a rom-com star.

"A little part of me saying, 'I told you so?'" she asks. "Maybe a teensy one."

Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Publishes Suicide Note on Tumblr: "My Death Needs to Mean Something"

Leelah Alcorn, 17, of Kings Mills, Ohio, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71 about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to local media. Not long after, posthumous posts began to appear on her Tumblr page, titled "Lazer Princess," including her suicide note and an entry apologizing to her closest friends.

"To put it simply, I feel like a girl trapped in a boy's body, and I've felt that way ever since I was 4...When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong."

By age 16, Alcorn explained, "I realized that my parents would never come around, and that I would have to wait until I was 18 to start any sort of transitioning treatment, which absolutely broke my heart." She came out as gay to her classmates, thinking it might put people at ease when she would later come out as transgender. "Although the reaction from my friends was positive, my parents were pissed. They felt like I was attacking their image, and that I was an embarrassment to them. They wanted me to be their perfect little straight Christian boy, and that's obviously not what I wanted."

Alcorn wrote that her parents took her out of public school, took away her laptop and phone, and banned her from using any and all social networks. "This was probably the part of my life when I was the most depressed, and I'm surprised I didn't kill myself," she confessed. When the school year ended, Alcorn said, "My parents finally came around and gave me my phone and let me back on social media."

"I was excited. I finally had my friends back. They were extremely excited to see me and talk to me, but only at first. Eventually they realized they didn't actually give a s--t about me, and I felt even lonelier than I did before. The only friends I thought I had only liked me because they saw me five times a week."

After a particularly difficult summer, Alcorn decided to kill herself.

"The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren't treated the way I was...My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at that number and say 'that's f--ked up' and fix it."

"Fix society," she pleaded. "Please."

She signed the note, "(Leelah) Josh Alcorn."

In the second post, titled "Sorry," Alcorn apologized to five of her friends. Addressing her parents, she wrote, "F--k you. You can't just control other people like that. That's messed up." Alcorn explained that she didn't "really feel the need to apologize to anyone else," and later added, "Anyone who says something like 'I wish I got to know him better' or 'I wish I treated him better' gets a punch in the nose."

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, an investigation into the accident is still pending, though no charges have been filed. An autopsy is also underway, though that will take several weeks. Alcorn's family declined to comment, though they did release a statement via the Kings Local School District requesting privacy and stating, "Joshua Alcorn was a sweet, talented, tender-hearted 17-year-old."

"My sweet 16-year-old son, Joshua Ryan Alcorn, went home to Heaven this morning," her mother wrote on Facebook Sunday. "He was out for an early morning walk and was hit by a truck. Thank you for the messages and kindness and concern you have sent our way. Please continue to keep us in your prayers."

The post has since been taken down.

After Alcorn's Tumblr posts went viral, a number of celebrities shared their grief via Twitter:

Antonio Banderas and His Young (and Tall!) Girlfriend Get All Dressed Up for Spanish Award Show--Take a Look!

Well don't these two look dapper!

Antonio Banderas stepped out Tuesday afternoon to attend a prestigious award ceremony for Spanish newspaper Málaga Hoy. And while the actor looked extra dapper in his navy blue suit, most fans may be paying close attention to his fashionable date.

Dressed in a tight blue blouse with a black mini skirt, Nicole Kimpel wrapped her arm around the actor as they headed to the fancy event in Spain.

So what makes this twosome so intriguing? It could have something to do with the fact that Banderas is twenty years older than Kimpel. Furthermore, this romance marks the first relationship for the Desperado actor since splitting from Melanie Griffith, his wife of nearly 18 years. 

"We are in the process of getting to know each other," Baderas recently told The Olive Press when asked about his new female friend. "She is shy and doesn't have anything to do with my work, which is no bad thing."

Instead, the 34-year-old works as a Dutch investment consultant who has been spotted working on her fitness with the A-list actor.  

And as Banderas carries on after his split, it appears Griffith is also moving forward with her life. Need proof? The 56-year-old actress recently covered up her arm tattoo dedicated to Banderas and replaced it with a bandage reading "Mel."

They say actions speak louder than words, but we get both messages loud and clear! 

Chris Rock Divorce: Comedian Claims Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Kept His Kids Away From Him

Let's hope this isn't a foreshadow of anything ugly to come.

In Chris Rock's divorce filing with the Superior Court of New Jersey, which was obtained by E! News, the actor and comedian claims that his soon-to-be ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock has kept his daughters--Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10--away from him.

"[Rock] is now and always has been a fully involved and participating parent in all aspects of the lives of these children and it is in their best interests for the parties to have joint custody and to equally share residential custody," the court documents state.

"Notwithstanding that the parties have been separated, [Compton-Rock] has repeatedly refused to permit [Rock] normal and usual access to the children, and has acted in a manner detrimental to the children's best interests. [Rock]'s conduct as aforesaid will be further disclosed by continuing discovery and is directly contrary to the best interests of the children."

Compton-Rock has yet to respond to the filing, but expresses her "disappointment" with the claims through a statement from her lawyers to People magazine.

"Malaak is saddened and disappointed that Chris has accused her of keeping their children from him, which he knows is untrue and can be so easily disproved," her attorney David Aronson said in the statement.

"We all know Chris leads a very busy public life while Malaak and their children definitely do not. She hopes the privacy of their children is still as important to Chris as it is to her and that it will be respected. They will always be the main focus of her life."

Rock has asked for joint and equal physical and legal custody of his daughters.

News of the celeb ending his 19-year marriage came yesterday, although the documents reveal the pair have been separated for at least six months.

Jay Z and Beyoncé Attend Muay Thai Fight While in Thailand--Is the Rapper Doing Research? Get the Scoop!

There was a brawl during Jay Z and Beyoncé's holiday trip to Thailand--but it's not what you think.

The rapper took Bey to a Muay Thai fight at the Patong Boxing Stadium in Phuket where the couple sat ringside to watch a few fighters duke it out in the ring. And although it's common to be interested in watching this intense contact sport, there's a chance this was also a business trip for Hov.

"Jay is a huge supporter of the sport. If there is an opportunity for him to attend a match while on vacation, absolutely he'll be there," a source tells E! News. "Could he of been scouting new fighters? Who knows, it's certainly possible. Many of the fighters are not from America, they come from all over the world."

Wait, scouting?!

Yep! One of Jay Z's latest business ventures, Roc Nation Sports, will be making their first step into the world of boxing with the debut of throne boxing on Friday, January 9, 2015 from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.

"Boxing has always intrigued Jay. Jay always wants to break ground wherever he can, and he saw a chance to do this with RNS," the source continued. "They are sexifying the boxing experience, changing things up, never before has there been deejays and performers at a match, they're hoping to appeal to a broader audience."

In addition to the great action inside the ring, the January 9 edition of throne boxing will feature several notable Roc Nation names, including hit master DJ Mustard who will serve alongside notable event emcee and "Voice of New York" Angie Martinez throughout the night with recording artist Fabolous taking the stage between fights for a special performance. World famous ring announcer Michael Buffer offers his signature voice to this big night of fights.

Following the pair's vacation to Iceland in honor of the rapper's 45th birthday, the powerhouse couple traveled to Thailand, where they spent Christmas with their 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. 

According to an eyewitness, the couple, who is still on vacation, appears "very much in love" and has been seen hanging out on the beach and relaxing, where they were also photographed frolicking together in the "huge" waves.

Giuliana Rancic Flaunts Bangin' Beach Bod in Dubai--See the Pic!

Looking good, Giuliana Rancic! 

The E! News host took to Instagram on Monday to share a photo from her vacation in Dubai with husband Bill Rancic, and while the view of the city is undoubtedly beautiful, we can't help but find ourselves a bit distracted by the brunette beauty's banging beach bod! 

"Dubai during the day. #beachwithaview #dsf #mydubai," the 40-year-old stunner captioned the pic in which she's flaunting her svelte figure in a patterned one-piece swimsuit, beaming from ear to ear as she sports a chic pair of shades. 

Rancic is currently on vacation with her husband after a busy family-filled Christmas season, which the couple celebrated in Chicago with their 2-year-old son Duke. 

"Merry Christmas!!!" the proud papa captioned an adorable shot of their son, banging on a set of drums. 

Three days later, the good-looking couple jetted off to Dubai and it's safe to say the duo received the A-list treatment on their flight! 

"We haven't even taken off yet and @billrancic and I can already declare Best.Flight.Ever. @Emirates is amazing!!! See you soon Dubai! #MyDubai #EmiratesAirline #lux #gorgoeus," Giuliana wrote of a sneaky image she snapped of her hubby, sipping on champagne in a fancy airplane. 

The Rancics aren't the only celebs who are currently vacationing in Dubai. Selena Gomez, Shey Mitchell and Kendall Jenner are all ringing in the New Year in the UAE, and the famous BFFs have posted a number of adorable pics on Instagram from their vacation. 

Britney Spears in the Running for Girlfriend of the Year: She Got Charlie Ebersol Horses for His Birthday!

If Charlie Ebersol didn't get that pony he wanted as a little boy...

Britney Spears to the rescue!

The writer-producer's girlfriend showed off the equestrian-tailored gift she bought him for his recent 32nd birthday on Twitter, writing, "Birthday horses for the birthday boy" and sharing pics of both of them taking a turn around the stable. (Of course, there's always the chance that she just took him riding, but...probably not.) Charlie also looked super-happy--and, not to mention, handsome--with his present, all smiles in his holiday cardigan.

And if two horses seems like a rather extragavant gift for a beau of barely two months, remember, this couple really seemed to hit the ground galloping.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Make Surprise Appearance at Church--Find Out Why They Attended!

It was a sight many churchgoers in one Pennsylvania town weren't expecting to see!

Shortly before the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at Grandview United Methodist Church, worshippers spotted Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney stepping inside to attend a family baptism.

According to LancasterOnline, the Hollywood couple showed up to the local church where Kinney's aunt is a regular attendee. Based on photos spreading on Twitter, the Hollywood stars sat up close to watch the ceremony unfold.

Wearing a white dress with a pearl necklace resting in her hair, the "Love Game" singer snapped video and photos during the service. Meanwhile, Kinney kept a low profile next to his girlfriend in a blue button-down and black blazer.

One attendee who was extra excited to see the pop star in attendance was church choir member Liz Fulmer.

With little to no warning about the A-list guests, Fulmer told the newspaper that she tried to remain calm before performing in front of the packed house. Luckily, her voice proved to be a crowd pleaser. 

"People from the church told me that she whispered to her boyfriend that I was good," she told the site. And although the two missed the chance to talk in person, Fulmer got a special message from the Mother Monster after church.

"Hi Liz, it's Gaga," it read in part. "You were sensational. Keep up the amazing work." Looks like someone was a true blessing Sunday morning!  

Macklemore Talks Race in the Music Industry: ''I Do Believe That I Need to Know My Place'' As a White Rapper

Macklemore is the latest hip-hop star speaking out on the topic of race in rap music.

Following the recent heated Iggy Azalea-Azalea Banks feud about white and black rappers in the industry, Macklemore gave his thoughts on the topic during a Hot 97 radio interview this week.

"For me, as a white dude--as a white rapper--I'm like, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I participate?" the 31-year-old Grammy winner said. "How do I get involved on a level where I'm not coopting the movement or I'm not making it about me, but also realizing the platform I have and the reach that I have, and doing it in an authentic, genuine way. Because race is uncomfortable to talk about. White people, we can just turn off the TV when we're sick of talking about race. We can be like, 'No, I'm done.'"

"It does not work that way for everybody," Macklemore added. "White 'liberal' people want to be nice. We don't want to mess up. We don't want to be racists. We want to be like, 'We're post-racial and we have a black president and we don't need to talk about white privilege. It's all good, right?' It's not the case."

Macklemore went on to partially credit his success as a rapper to "white privilege" in America. "Why am I safe? Why can I cuss on a record, have a parental advisory sticker on the cover of my album, yet parents are still like, 'You're the only rap I let my kids listen to,'" he said. "Why can I wear a hoodie and not be labeled a thug?...The privilege that exists in the music industry is just a greater symptom of the privilege that exists in America. There's no difference."

As for white rappers being accepted into the hip-hop community, Macklemore said, "You need to know your place in the culture. Are you contributing or are you taking? Are you using it for your own advantage or are you contributing? I saw a tweet that said, 'Hip hop was birthed out of the civil rights movement.' This is a culture that came from pain and oppression. It was the byproduct [of white oppression]. We can say we've come a long way since the late '70s and early '80s, but we haven't. Just because there's been more successful white rappers, you cannot disregard where this culture came from and our place in it as white people. This is not my culture to begin with. As much as I have honed my craft...I do believe that I need to know my place."

Snooki's Instagram Hacked! Reality Star Apologizes to Fans on Twitter, Calls Hacking ''So Creepy!''

First Sony and now Snooki?! 

The 27-year-old reality star's Instagram was hacked on Tuesday. Fans quickly took notice of the incident after images, which did not appear to be posted by the pint-size TV personality, began popping up on the former Jersey Shore star's photo-sharing page. 

After the hack was brought to her attention, the mother of two took to Twitter to confirm that she was indeed hacked while letting fans know that she is working on getting her Instagram handle back.  

The brunette beauty also informed her followers that "all new accounts are fakes" while calling the occurrence "so bizarre and terrifying." 

And she posted a video on her Facebook page to let fans know exactly what happened. 

"Hey guys, so as you know, my Instagram is hacked," she says as she makes a sad face for the camera. "Creepy! It's getting weird. But I wanted to let you guys know I'm working on getting it back and I'm not creating any other accounts. I know there's like 20 accounts out there saying it's me and that I'm creating something else, but I'm not, I'm going to get this account back and I'll let you know when I get it back but I'm so sorry and it's so creepy." 

Less than 15 minutes after Snooki thought she got her Instagram account back, the reality star was hacked again and proceeded to express her anger via Twitter towards the hacker. 

Best of luck, Snooki! We hope your page is back up and running again shortly! 

Nicole Scherzinger Says Going to the Gym Is ''Like Pulling Teeth'' Some Days

Nicole Scherzinger has a lot on her plate these days.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer is currently starring as Grizabella in the revival of Cats in London and hits the stage to perform six days a week.

But the brunette beauty, who graces the cover of the new issue of Cosmopolitan Body, explains that she's able to keep her energy up by taking good care of her body.

"[Exercise] changes everything about how I approach my day and helps me go about life with confidence--that's the main reason I do it. It gives me clarity and makes me feel stronger."

She continued, "It's not so much for the physical and vanity side of it. I do it more for the emotional and mental strength it gives me."

Scherzinger also shared her definition of healthy, saying, "Healthy for me means a healthy mind, that everything else becomes aligned--the mental, physical, spiritual...everything. Being happy means having balance, being creative and finding peace."

Lewis Hamilton's leading lady further dished to the magazine that she's not as strict with her workouts as she used to be in her twenties.

"I'm like any woman, my weight fluctuates up and down. I have good days and bad days," she confessed.

"For many years I worked out every single day, but now I'm in my thirties [and] it's like pulling teeth. I gotta make myself workout--you need to find that balance."

Selena Gomez Watches Soccer, Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell Jump Out of Plane--Get the Latest on Their Dubai Adventures!

This is like Sex and the City 2 brought to life!

Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell's big holiday getaway to the United Arab Emirates continues with a number of adventures while vacationing in Dubai--and some activities were even life-threatening!

It turns out Shay and Gigi opted to really make a fun (and dangerous!) memory by jumping out of a plane! The Pretty Little Liars star posted a series of photos on her Instagram today to let her followers know that she was taking the plunge. Her most recent snapshot was captioned, "Current theme of today...incredible views! From skydiving this morning to sitting up top of the Burj Khalifa tonight!"

Hadid, on the other hand, posted a hilarious screenshot on Twitter of her various "I'm alive" text messages to loved ones after the jump. She wrote, "I just jumped out of a plane. @skydivedubai lol."

Meanwhile, Selena and some gal-pals got sporty by watching a live soccer game, and witnessed AC Milan beat Real Madrid 4-2 to win the Dubai Fútbol Challenge.

Then the gang got back together at night to celebrate another amazing day in Dubai. "We love Dubai beyond grateful for a great crew to ring in the new year," Gomez captioned a cute photo of herself with Mitchell on Instagram.

The beautiful ladies were joined with a big group of their friends, which included Gigi's boyfriend Cody Simpson and model Devon Windsor for the holiday getaway. The group of 14 made silly faces while posing at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi yesterday, which a few of them shared on IG.

Kendall and Gigi also posted some scenic pics of the mosque's traditional Arabian architecture. "Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. What an awesome cultural experience here in the United Arab Emirates," while Cody showed off his photography skills with a beautiful pic of the mosque.

Gwyneth Paltrow Insists She Has "Earned Everything" by Herself

Gwyneth Paltrow has moved on from the London life she once shared with hubby Chris Martin.

Now, the 42-year-old actress finds herself back in L.A., and as she tells the February issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K., there's "a deep comfort" about coming home to California, "because it's so familiar."

"The other day I was lying on the grass and the kids were playing and I was looking at the blue sky and the palm-trees--and there was something about the weather and the smell and I was, like, eight years old again," says Gwyneth, mom to daughter Apple, 10, and son Moses, 8.

"I had such a strong memory of being a kid here--it's a really nice place to be a little kid," she tells the mag, "and it's great to watch my children have that experience."

The Goop goddess looks back on her own childhood with fondness, thanks largely in part to the influence of her late father Bruce Paltrow. She insists, that he and mom Blythe Danner didn't hand everything to her on a silver platter.
"I grew up with the benefit of a great education and a beautiful house, but my father always said, 'The day you leave, that's it. You're not getting anything,' and he stuck to it," she tells Harper's Bazaar U.K. "He was so hardcore about me making my own way...I've earned everything myself, and I've never taken any money from anyone--my father really pounded that into me, so I got the message."

Well, to be fair, Gwyneth made her acting debut in 1989's High, a TV film directed by her famous father. Her famous parents' connections might've helped her land some early roles in her career, too, but even if that was the case, it's no excuse for women to gang up on G.P.--something she's sadly quite accustomed to by now.

"Women really need to examine why they're so vitriolic to other women; why they want to twist words, why they want to read about someone else in a negative light and why that feels good to them," she tells the mag, adding that she's lucky  to "also know a huge tribe of women who are loving and supportive of other women, in ways that are completely transformative."

From all this, Gwyneth says she's "learnt the power of kindness and the importance of non-judgemental ways of looking at others."

The full feature on Gwyneth appears in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K., on sale Jan. 2. It's also available as a digital addition.

Pregnant Kate Middleton Prepares Herself for Less Alone Time With Prince George

Kate Middleton knows a lot of things are going to change when she welcomes baby No. 2.

But one important fact she's facing is the idea that alone time with Prince George will be much harder to come by when another baby enters the world.

"She will be mindful that this will be one of the last opportunities for solo 'George time,'" maternity nurse Sarah Dixon revealed to People. "They're making the most of [their time together]."

That quality time was on full display over the Christmas holiday when the pair visited the Winter Wonderland holiday fair in London's Hyde Park.

During the visit, the mother-son duo enjoyed a spin on a traditional twirling teacup ride. "George was smiling and laughing as they went 'round and 'round together," an onlooker described to the publication. "He was really enjoying the ride with his mom. You could see it in his little face--he looked so happy." 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William revealed they were expecting another child in early September.

Although the proud mom has experienced morning sickness once again with her second pregnancy, Middleton has continued to balance royal duties and family.

In fact, when attending Christmas Day church service, Middleton decided it was ultimately best to have Prince George stay home for the mass.

"I'm sorry we didn't bring George," she told the crowd. "But you would have heard him in the church."

Between a busy toddler and a crying newborn, Middleton is going to have her hands full once her due date hits in late April. But if anyone can handle the dynamics, it has to be the princess! 

Tara Reid Proudly Shows Off Skinny Bikini Body While on Vacation With Her Boyfriend

Well, hello there, Tara Reid!

The 39-year-old actress shared several pics of herself prancing around the beach in bikinis during a holiday getaway in Tulum with her boyfriend.

In some of the shots, Reid is shown posing in front of the ocean and working on her tan dressed in a barely there rainbow two-piece that highlights her super-slim figure.

"The water is sooooo warm...about to jump in the ocean!" she wrote alongside two photos of herself.

"From earlier today. The weather is so amazing here. I have a permanent smile on my face. What a beautiful day and sunset today!"

She also joked that her beau was behind the camera taking shots of her throughout their tropical vacation.

"Nothing like catching some [sleep] with the waves crashing on the beach...Just found this [pic] from yesterday...My BF doubles as a cameraman when we travel. Thinking of you guys."

And it looks like life's just a beach for the Sharknado star.

Earlier last month, the buxom blonde was spotted on a beach in Hawaii in yet another colorful itty-bitty bikini.

But in between the warm weather trips, Reid made sure to spend Christmas with her family and loved ones and shared everything from her dinner to her tree and decorations with followers on the social media platform.

"Me and my best friends and boyfriend," she wrote next to a shot of her with pals posing in front of a tree before adding, "Merry Christmas."

Madonna Makes Out With Miley Cyrus, Says, "Bitch I Love You!"--See the PDA Pic

Move over, Britney Spears! Madonna is making out with Miley Cyrus (thanks to Photoshop that is).

Earlier today, the 22-year-old "We Can't Stop" singer took to Instagram to recreate Madonna's infamous 2003 VMAs kiss with Spears and Christina Aguilera. In the sexy pic, Miley cropped her and Madonna's heads together to make it look like she and the 56-year-old Queen of Pop are locking lips.

"@madonna dat bitch DAT," Miley captioned the PDA pic with a bunch of tongue emojis.

Madonna clearly loved the kissing pic because she reposted it with the caption, "Dat unaplogeticbitchkiss' ❤#rebelhearts."

Miley has been sending Madonna a lot of social media love this week. She's been Photoshopping her face on photos of Madonna for the past couple of days. Miley also shared one of them together, writing, "@madonna cuz bad bitchessss iz daaaaa only thanggggg dat we like."

Madonna reciprocated by posting a pic of Miley mimicking her Rebel Heart album cover art. "Bitch i love you!❤#rebelheart," Madonna wrote to Miley.
So much lovin'!

Rita Ora Shares Latest Fifty Shades of Grey Photo--See Her as Mia!

You guys, we're less than two months away!

As time (thankfully) dwindles down until we get to see the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation--based on E.L. James' addictive erotica trilogy--hit the big screen, we're greeted with a special little holiday treat: a new promo photo!

The latest snapshot from the flick, which hits theaters on Valentine's Day, was first shared by none other than singer-turned-actress Rita Ora, who plays the role of Christian Grey's (Jamie Dornan) sister, Mia. And now, fans can get another sneak peek of the Brit in character.

The promo features the famous image of Mr. Grey standing with his back to us as he gazes out at the city from his office, and also includes a close-up of Ora rocking a black bob and smoky eyes. She captioned the black-and-white picture, "I like this. I can't wait till next year! #2015 #bots!"

Although Fifty Shades is known for it's sexual intensity, viewers won't be seeing Rita getting down and dirty in the flick. That's all saved for her on-screen brother.

Rita told Fuse TV earlier this year she won't be "the most sexual in this movie...I mean, it's to save your own eyes, really!" she joked. "It's an amazing honor to be part of such a huge movement. I'm super-excited; I'm going to go to the movies and watch it when it comes out!"

Speaking of Mr. Dornan, the Northern-Irish hunk who plays titular character Christian Grey recently opened up about his kinky research to prepare for Fifty Shades, admitting to Elle U.K. that he visited...a sex dungeon. 

"I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did...whatever they were into," the 32-year-old confessed. "I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives. I was like, 'Come on, guys, I know I'm not paying for this, but I am expecting a show.' It was an interesting evening. Then going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards...I had a long shower before touching either of them."

Forty-five days, guys. Forty-five days.

Paul Walker's Family Seeking $1.8 Million From Estate of Roger Rodas, Driver of Fatal Crash

Paul Walker's family is seeking almost $2 million from the heirs of Roger Rodas, the driver of the car that crashed and killed both Walker and Rodas over one year ago.

Walker's father Paul Walker III, who is acting as the executor of the late actor's estate, filed a claim for more than $1.8 million against Rodas' beneficiaries.

In the legal docs, Walker Sr. claims that Rodas' family "is in possession of numerous automobiles and other motor vehicles that are either wholly or partially owned" by the deceased Fast & Furious star. Walker's estate is seeking the return of the vehicles or any money earned in a sale of such vehicles.

Walker and Rodas died on Nov. 30 when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were driving crashed outside of L.A. The cause of the accident was later determined to be speed (they were going between 80 and 93 miles per hour). Walker was 40 years old.

Walker is survived by his teenage daughter, Meadow Walker. Around the anniversary of his passing, Walker's father said "She's doing--I hear from the grapevine--very good in school," he said earlier this month. "She's keeping busy."

He added, "I think she's just a little bit shy around me, grandpa. I think time is on my side and things will get better."

Bikini-Clad Sofía Vergara Flashes Her Stunning Engagement Ring Before Leaving Hawaii With Joe Manganiello

How could you say "no" to that ring?!

Sofía Vergara couldn't help but show off her new bling while vacationing in Hawaii with her leading man. After Joe Manganiello popped the all-important question to the Modern Family star on Christmas Eve, the pair headed to the water where we just so happened to notice the new piece of jewelry.

Wearing a royal blue bikini top outside the St. Regis Princeville Resort, the 42-year-old was all smiles as she lounged by the pool while reading magazines, texting friends and even sharing a smooch with her man.  

And whether she meant to or not, that stunning ring was on full-display when she sprayed on sunscreen or held Manganiello's hand 
Although the Hollywood stars returned home to Los Angeles Monday, the couple's happiness could not be ignored during their week-long getaway to paradise.

During a romantic stroll on the island, the pair was all smiles as they held hands and soaked up the sun.

An eyewitness said the pair looked "great and seem to be very happy together" before adding that they "seem to still be very much in love."

That love spread throughout Christmas Day and into the weekend as Vergara celebrated Manganiello's 38th birthday.

"Happy happy bday to my love and best friend," she captioned on Instagram. "To the one that makes me laugh like crazy! Have a healthy wonderful year babe! @JoeManganeillo."

Yeah, a wonderful year as someone's fiancé! 

Taylor Swift Entertains Her Youngest Fan Yet With Chocolate Chips--See the Pic!

We bet this baby's mama wasn't too happy...just kidding!

Taylor Swift had a baby--no, it wasn't hers--rolling around her house, and like any anybody, she entertained the tot with tons of sugar. She Instagrammed an adorable pic of herself with her friend's Joy Williams' baby, and it is filled with more joy than we could've ever imagined!

T.Swift and the little one lie down facing each other with smiles on their faces that spread from ear to ear. Of course, as any babysitter would allow, there is some contraband in the pic. The "Blank Space" singer fed her pal a big bowl of chocolate chips.

"I decided today that when my friends' children come over, I'll feed them chocolate chips and let them jump on the furniture. @joy__williams," she captioned the photo.

We wonder if the Grammy-winning mom was happy to hear that.

Even though T.Swift's fans come in all ages, we're sure this is her youngest one. She has given her Swifties opportunities in the past to hang out with her at home--secret listening parties, anyone?--so we're just going to add this to the list of kind gestures that she is known for.

Other notable deeds she has done for her devoted fans? Host a pizza party for them at her apartment in New York City! Of course, the Internet exploded when her devotees fan-girled all over Twitter to give play-by-plays about the super-private party.

Of course it smells like Anthropologie, LOL! We're just jealous we couldn't be there.

Nicki Minaj Recalls Having an Abortion as a Teen: It ''Haunted Me All My Life''

Ready to see a deeply personal side of Nicki Minaj? Then just pick up a copy of her new album The Pinkprint. 

The 32-year-old rapper's latest LP, which has been earning rave reviews since its release on Dec. 15, gives an unprecedented peek into the hitmakers personal life as she raps about a plethora of private topics, including the end of her 11-year relationship with Safaree Samuels as well as her decision to have an abortion when she was just a teenager. 

"One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it's something I've kept very private," the "Superbass" beauty says in a new interview with Rolling Stone while flaunting her famous cleavage in a tight white tank--and leaving little to the imagination--on the cover. 

The Young Money artist admits she drew from pain in her personal life as inspiration for her album, opting to scale back on her wild antics and over-the-top alter egos. 

"I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone," she says, hinting at her personal hardships post-split. "I struggled with 'Do I express these feelings?' And I decided there's no reason for me to hide. I'm a vulnerable woman, and I'm proud of that."

While Minaj may be willing to share a vulnerable side like we've never seen before, the recording artist still hasn't lost sight of her mission to empower women to be both sexy and smart. 

"With a video like 'Anaconda,' I'm a grown-ass f--king woman!" she says of the music video for her bootylicious anthem. "I stand for girls wanting to be sexy and dance, but also having a strong sense of themselves. If you got a big ol' butt? Shake it! Who cares? That doesn't mean you shouldn't be graduating from college."

Another topic Minaj wasn't afraid to touch on during her chat with R.S.? Her abortion, which she first revealed on a mixtape track called "Autobiography" and later expanded upon in her single "All Things Go." 

"I thought I was going to die," the rapper says of getting pregnant while attending Manhattan-based performing-arts high school LaGuardia. "I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through." 

Minaj ultimately chose to have abortion, which, she says, was the right decision although she admits her choice has "haunted me all my life." 

"It'd be contradictory if I said I wasn't pro-choice," she reveals before adding, "I wasn't ready. I didn't have anything to offer a child." 

Jordin Sparks Gets a Jeep for Her Birthday--Did She Return Her BMW From Jason Derulo?

New Year, new car?!

For Jordin Sparks, that's a yes! The "No Air" singer Instagrammed her new Jeep Rubicon that she purchased for herself in honor of her birthday on Dec. 22! The 25-year-old crooner posted a couple of pics of her brand new whip, and it seems like she couldn't be more excited! It is a new car, after all.

Although this does bring one question to mind--what happened to the BMW that her ex-boyfriend, Jason Derulo, bought for her last Christmas? Did she return it?

Their breakup probably hasn't been an easy one, so it's nice to see Sparks so happy about her new toy! She captioned one of the pics, "Interior just got finished! (I bought it on my bday last week!) I've wanted a Jeep ever since my Daddy had one when I was little. Happy Birthday to meee!"

Their breakup seemed to come out of nowhere, especially since the "Wiggle" rapper penned a song, "Marry Me," in which he proposed to his real-life girlfriend! The engagement rumors were in full swing, and he even told E! News that their relationship was the real deal.

"It is about Jordin, actually," the singer told E! News of the single at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. "And it's talking about how amazing it will be when I get down on one knee and it will be the greatest moment of my life."

"You can't fake anything because true love is true love, and that's the basis of our relationship," he added.

Almost one year after that incredible confession, Derulo remained relatively mum on the prospect of marriage, but told E! news that he would pop the question.

"When the time is right for sure," the handsome singer revealed.

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks ''Foreplay'' With Will Smith and Her No. 1 Motivation to Stay Fit

Jada Pinkett Smith's body is outta control.

The 43-year-old actress shows off her killer figure on the January-February cover of Shape magazine in a sexy orange bikini--and holy smokes, she's looking better than ever.

The mother of two dished to the fitness mag about how she's staying fit these days, and how her workouts have changed drastically over the years.

"My energy levels just aren't the same," she admitted. "My joints, my knees, the amount of weight that I can push versus what I did in my twenties, how long I'm willing to work out. For example, I'm not staying at the gym for two hours anymore. I hit it and quit it...I'm not going to stress my body that way anymore. I can't."

When asked what her biggest motivators for staying in such amazing shape are, she revealed that her hunky husband, Will Smith, plays a big part.

"I love when Will looks at me and says, 'You look so freaking good!' When my husband of almost 20 years can't take his eyes off me? That's amazing," Smith shared.

"But the No. 1 reason I go to the gym is because it keeps me sane. It gives me a place to exert energy, frustration, sadness, happiness, and joy. I don't go to the gym just to look good. I go because it also keeps my head straight."

In addition to keeping her body in tip-top shape, she also constantly works to keep her mind right.

"I read a lot of spiritual and self-expansion books. Will and I were just reading The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra together and having long discussions about it."

She added, "It's a big turn-on for me in a relationship to be spiritually and intellectually challenged by Will. To me, it's like foreplay! Of course, I enjoy that I have sex in my relationship, but I think this other intellectual aspect is quite unique and something that strongly connects us."

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Hank Baskett Look So in Love During Family Day at the Park

After a rough year in their marriage, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Hank Baskett are ending 2014 as one big happy family.

The 29-year-old reality star and her hubby stepped out yesterday for a day of family fun at the park in Malibu with their son Hank Jr. and daughter Alijah.

During their pre-New Year's outing, Kendra and Hank looked happy and in love as they played with their two kids. Little Hank looked adorable in black pants and a red shirt as he played around in the grass. Meanwhile, Kendra was mostly bundled up in a comfy blanket and sweats while her man donned shorts and a bright red shirt.

As one point during their three-hour park visit, Hank was caught placing his hand on his wife's bottom during a sweet and personal PDA moment.

"Hank was nice and attentive to Kendra. Kendra was smiling the entire time she interacted with Hank. Hank's father was with them and they all appeared to get along great. Hank is still wearing his wedding ring, Kendra has yet to put it back on. This seemed to be a fun family day at the park. Everyone appeared to be in a relaxed, casual carefree mood. Hank spent time with Hank Jr. He watched him ride his bicycle around the park and bough him a snow cone."

"The two appear to be back on track," the source adds. "They look happy and as if nothing was wrong. They all left in the same car together."

Over the past year, Kendra and Hank have been very public about their marital issues after Hank was the subject of cheating rumors. We're glad to see things are back on track!

George H.W. Bush Released From Houston Hospital

All is well for George H.W. Bush!

The former president was released from a Houston hospital Tuesday, after a weeklong visit due to shortness of breath. Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted the news, thanking the hospital's staff for their great care.

"President Bush was released from @MethodistHosp today. He is now resting at home, grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care," he wrote.

The discharge came only one day after his breathing returned to "normal," according to USA Today.

The 90-year-old president, who often finds himself skydiving and doing other crazy activities, suffers from vascular Parkinsonism, which is a form of Parkinson's disease that requires him to use a wheelchair to get around. It seems like the disease hasn't slowed him down, though, because he is always up to something fun!

Although he no longer has the use of his legs, he was most recently spotted at an event in November at Texas A&M University with his son, former President George W. Bush.

This hospitalization comes one year after his wife', Barbara Bush's, treatment for a respiratory-related issue. She has suffered various health issues over the past few years, including an ulcer and an aortic valve replacement.

Thankfully both appear to be in better health! 

Monday, 29 December 2014

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Get Handsy at a Lakers Game

There is something about sporting events that bring out the romance, because celebs are always packing on the PDA at games!

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are the latest couple to flaunt their love for one another at a Los Angeles Lakers game, and they couldn't look any cuter! The Vampire Diaries actor looked completely enamored of his Twilight-starring girlfriend as they held onto one another throughout the game.
The former Lost actor is so in love with his gorgeous girlfriend that he couldn't keep his hands off of her! He laid on the kisses throughout the game, which leads us to think he couldn't have been paying very much attention to the score! We also can't help but pay attention to Reed's casual game-time outfit!

Wearing ripped black jeans and a leather jacket with a simple white tee, Reed looked as flawless as ever. The hunk Somerhalder smoldered as well in his fedora and simple jeans-tee ensemble.

The two are back in Los Angeles after spending Christmas together in the frigid mountains! The Hollywood couple headed to Sun Valley, ID., for some quality time together, hitting the slopes and generally enjoying each other's company--including her brother's!
"No filter for this sunny Sun Valley day of awesomeness with my loves, the incredible @iamnikkireed and my brother @nathanaugustreed," Somerhalder shared on Instagram while snapping a selfie with his girlfriend. "The Happiest of holidays to everyone, may nothing but smiles, family time and reflection come from these moments."

That's right, Reed's brother, Nathan, tagged along for the holiday vacation. Things must be getting pretty serious!

Throughout their vacation the couple posted pics on their own social media profiles, captioning each one with words that boast of their love for one another. Could they be any more precious?!

May the New Year bring nothing but great memories for this amazing couple!

Jennifer Lawrence Tops List of Highest Grossing Actors for 2014--Who Else Made the List?

Want the most bang for your buck? Hire Jennifer Lawrence!

Per Forbes, the 24-year-old Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1 star was the No. 1 highest grossing actor in 2014. In other words, the numbers confirm what we've all already known: J.Law is golden! The X-Men: Days of Future Past star's films brought in approximately $1.4 billion at the box office.

She's not the only star who makes movies people will pay money to see! Chris Pratt, who starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and lent his voice to The Lego Movie, brought in $1.2 billion at the global box office, making him the second highest grossing actor for 2014.

Scarlett Johansson also had a major 2014! Not only did she welcome her first child (daughter Rose Dorothy), but she also brought in the big bucks. Per Forbes, the 30-year-old actress brought in 1.18 billion at the box office with Captain America, Lucy and Under the Skin.

Other stars who are actually deserving of those massive paychecks? Mark Wahlberg, who grossed $1 billion at the global box office, thanks largely to his role in Transfomers: Age of Extinction, and Captain America star Chris Evans, who brought in $801 million at the global box office.

Emma Stone made the list, thanks to Birdman and Magic in the Moonlight, as did Angelina Jolie, whose Maleficent grossed over $700 million.

Congrats to all the top grossing actors. It must be a relief to be on this list and not ranked as one of Hollywood's most overpaid stars!

Keira Knightley Talks Anne Hathaway Look-a-Like Confusion, Being Out of Work

Keira Knightley has been nominated for several Golden Globe awards and even an Oscar, but that doesn't mean people don't often confuse her for other A-list actresses!

The Imitation Game starrer admits to the Daily Telegraph that people mistake her for several other celebrities, including Anne Hathaway! Ironically, Knightley stepped in for Hathaway at the last minute for the independent film, Laggies, which worked out for the Pirates of the Caribbean star as she admits she was out of work at the time!  

"She dropped out very late in the process and they were scrambling a bit to find somebody and I was...well, I didn't have anything," the actress admits. 

Stylistically, it's completely different from what I had been doing previously so it was very much 'jump in and hope for the best.'"

As far as looks go it worked out perfectly because she says people think she is the Les Misérables star all the time, even while undercover at the airport.

"Actually I think I have to apologize to Anne Hathaway because the woman (at the airport) thought I was being really rude as Anne Hathaway not giving her a picture as Anne Hathaway but I was really only saying that I promised I wasn't Anne Hathaway -- which I am not."

Often a victim of mistaken identity, Knightley seems to have a sense of humor about the whole thing, as she also discusses the other A-listers she gets confused for while out and about.

"Actually it's the first Anne Hathaway I have had. Generally I get a lot of Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman."

Now that the 29-year-old is expecting a little bundle of joy with husband James Righton, she will soon be a sporting a baby bump that will certainly differentiate her from her other Hollywood colleagues! For a while, however, it was tough to tell whether or not she was pregnant because of her tiny frame. We can't wait to see her pregnancy style!