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  • Ten Lucky Babies Will Get the Chance to Meet Prince George in New Zealand

    Josh Duboff

    Prince GeorgePrince GeorgePrince George has become something of a "fashion darling" over just a few public appearances. His personalized sweater-prominently on display in the window-frame royal portrait which we still have saved as our iPhone wallpaper-immediately sold out. And yesterday, photographs of George from the family's arrival in New Zealand seemed to be found wherever you turned on the Internet (you know you've made it when you're being compared with Grumpy Cat).

    So, how much of George will we be seeing for the remainder of the three-week tour? Well, it's somewhat unclear. CNN reports that while the prince's private secretary pinpointed a few events in Australia and New Zealand where George might accompany his parents, it will be very much played by ear. "George being just a little over eight months old by the time they travel, I'm sure you will appreciate that the couple will have to make a final decision on those moments much closer to the time," he said.

    One event that seems to be

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  • Jennifer Lawrence Pulled a Pippa Middleton at Her Brother’s Wedding

    Josh Duboff

    Martha Stewart Real WeddingsMartha Stewart Real WeddingsA bridesmaid's wedding-day responsibilities are fairly straightforward and can be boiled down to the following maxim: don't upstage the bride. However, if you're Jennifer Lawrence, you could wear a paper bag over your head during the ceremony and, like, hide in the kitchen for the entire reception, and you would still be the only thing anyone at the wedding would be talking about.


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    J. Law was a bridesmaid at her brother's wedding this past October, and she appears on the cover of the latest issue of Martha Stewart Real Weddings. And . . . we imagine if you showed this cover to 100 Americans, 99 would notice Jennifer Lawrence before looking at the bride. As if she wasn't pulling enough focus just by being her, Lawrence is also the only bridesmaid who isn't leaning down, almost as if she's owning the upstaging ("I know you're looking at me, anyway . . ."). But, hey, don't feel too bad for this bride: her wedding is in Martha Read More »from Jennifer Lawrence Pulled a Pippa Middleton at Her Brother’s Wedding
  • Scarlett Johansson Went to the Prom with Lena Dunham's Boyfriend

    Richard Lawson

    Scarlett Johansson and Jack Antonoff at their high school prom in 2002 at Professional Children's School.Scarlett Johansson and Jack Antonoff at their high school prom in 2002 at Professional Children's School.

    Stars! They are just like us. In the same way that we all went to prom with each other, celebrities took one another to their big school dances. For example: did you know that Scarlett Johansson attended the Professional Children's School prom with none other than fun. band member Jack Antonoff, who is now dating Girls creator/star Lena Dunham?


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    Well, O.K., I guess the news that Antonoff and Johansson used to date has been out for some time now, but I believe these prom photos are new. Oh, yes! Page Six has photos of the handsome young couple in the limo on their way to the prom and doing a bit of "pre-gaming" in someone's apartment. They appear to be drinking some kind of sparkling something, which I suppose could be cider, but come on, these are cool Manhattan teens. It's probably champagne.

    This was all the way back in 2002, when Johannson was 17 and Antonoff was 18. She looks glamorous in white, he looks retro in

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  • Kate Middleton-Scented Blankets Travel with Prince George

    Katie Nicholl

    Kate Middleton and Prince George in New Zealand
    Kate Middleton and Prince George in New ZealandThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Wellington, New Zealand with Prince George on Monday morning for their very first trip together as a family. A sizable crowd turned out to cheer the Cambridges despite the driving rain and gusty winds, which also played havoc with Kate's red Catherine Walker dress and coat. Didn't someone think to sew curtain weights into her hemline? It's a tried and tested means of keeping one's dignity intact, and Her Majesty is said to affix the thrifty devices to her skirts before any public appearance.


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    Prince William was very much the proud father, dutifully carrying the family's hand baggage, which included a very sweet-and geographically appropriate-kangaroo bag for Prince George. In his adorable white shoes and sweater, the baby Prince happily swung his feet as his mother carried him down the steps of the jet. He seems to enjoy being the center ofRead More »from Kate Middleton-Scented Blankets Travel with Prince George
  • Kate Winslet’s Nude "Titanic" Portrait Haunts Her to This Day

    Julie Miller

    Kate WinsletKate Winslet

    Let this be a lesson to young actresses everywhere: if a director asks you to pose topless for a romantic onscreen portrait-even if said portrait is being drawn by Leonardo DiCaprio himself-don't do it. Seventeen years after making that grave error on the set of Titanic, Kate Winslet confesses that she is still being haunted by the sketch of her bare body at every turn.

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    Just this week, a fan was photographed shoving a sizable copy of the portrait at Winslet at the red-carpet premiere of her latest film, Divergent. When asked whether she signed the Titanic artifact afterward, Winslet revealed that she had not, although the awkward interaction is nothing new. "I don't sign that [picture]," the Oscar winner told Yahoo U.K. "It feels very uncomfortable. Why would you do that? [...] People ask me to sign that [picture] a lot."

    In addition to being asked to sign the drawing, she's been asked to autograph

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  • How Bradley Cooper Helped Save Obamacare

    Kia Makarechi

    Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

    "Armageddon has not arrived," Barack Obama said Tuesday while announcing that 7 million people had overcome months of negative press and a malfunctioning Web site to sign up for the Affordable Care Act before its enrollment deadline. "Instead, this law is helping millions of Americans, and in the coming years it will help millions more."


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    Behind-the-scenes reports on the tireless push to up enrollment numbers, however, reveal that Armageddon very nearly did arrive, and an unlikely hero has emerged. Two-time Oscar-nominee and French speaker Bradley Cooper was at the White House for a February 11 state dinner with French President François Hollande. Cooper met with Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to discuss ways he could help promote Obamacare sign-ups.

    Cooper, according to Politico, pitched Jarrett on Between Two Ferns, the viral mock-interview series hosted by Zach Galifianakis, Cooper's cast mate from The

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  • Kate Middleton Shops at the Gap!

    Josh Duboff

    Kate MiddletonKate MiddletonThe Gap is really having a moment! A few weeks ago, Barack Obama stopped by a Midtown Manhattan Gap, where he purchased some items for Michelle, Malia, and Sasha. And now, Kate Middleton has made a visit to the clothing outlet, which is basically the holy grail of press ops. ("O.K., we're done for the year," the Gap exec tells her entire P.R. corps. "Now that we have Kate, we literally don't need any more press. See you guys in January.")


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    Kate-who will leave this weekend for her weeks-long tour of Australia and New Zealand-was accompanied by three bodyguards, who, the Daily Mail reports, escorted her in a Range Rover for the 500 yard-drive from Kensington Palace (O.K., so maybe she's not exactly like us). She spent about 20 minutes inside the store, where she spent a total of £126.44 (equivalent to approximately $210.45). She purchased, for eight-month-old George, a pair of denim shorts at Read More »from Kate Middleton Shops at the Gap!
  • New Royal Family Portrait is Adorably Informal

    Josh Duboff

    Royal Family portraitRoyal Family portrait

    Cancel your dinner plans; you're going to need to sit down and spend at least four hours-if not more-with this image. Behold the new portrait of the royal family, taken by Jason Bell (who also took the official portraits at George's christening) in mid-March. The family is framed within a window, which has the Daily Mail's head spinning. ("Never before has a royal portrait beckoned to an audience with quite the same promise of effortless informality.") It's true, the shot does seem to say, "Hey, we're your friendly royal neighbors! Come on in to catch last week's Scandal and munch on some hummus!" We dig it.

    Some other observations:

    - Lupo lives! There were a number of reports indicating that Kate and William's cocker spaniel had been kicked to the curb after George's birth. But not only has the dog been included in this portrait, he's basically the focal point, positioned aside George in front. Lupo's quote for public appearances just went up by, like, 400

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  • Kate Middleton Wore the Same Outfit as Someone Else at a Wedding

    Josh Duboff

    Who wore it best?Who wore it best?

    So, let's pretend you're going to a fancy British wedding. You're picking out your fascinator; you're texting your friends all kinds of crown and tiara emojis ("omg what if HARRY is there?!?!?!?"); you're "pre-gaming" with cottage pie, because you read once that that was Prince William's favorite food. All of this would be totally normal. More eyebrow-raising: showing up to a fancy British wedding wearing a coat previously worn (twice!) by Kate Middleton. Now, we can maybe see how one, in the tumult before attending a high-profile wedding, stressed about what to wear, could find herself clicking through Kate Middleton slideshows, noticing a winning Kate outfit, and thinking to herself, "What are the chances that Kate-if she's at this wedding, too-would wear the same thing she's already worn twice before?" Well, friend, if you knew Kate, you'd know the chances of that happening are very high.


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  • Bradley Cooper, the Next Indiana Jones?

    Joanna Robinson

    Bradley CooperBradley CooperWhen asked last year if he'd be willing to play Indiana Jones again, 71-year-old Harrison Ford said it was "perfectly appropriate and O.K." for him to reprise the role. He added, however, the he thought the character "doesn't necessarily have to kick as much ass." Rumor has it that Disney is not so keen on a gentler, kinder Indiana Jones. Though Ford has been rumored to play Indy in a fifth installment of the film, the studios want very much to move forward with the franchise. As the rumor goes, if Ford's Star Wars commitments keep him too busy, and that kinder, gentler script fails to come together by a certain date, then Disney will move forward rebooting the franchise without Ford.


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    That's where Bradley Cooper's name comes in to play. He's reportedly at the top of a long list Disney is keeping handy, in case they want to reboot the franchise-not a list of people who said they'd star, but just names they'd want involved. Your own Read More »from Bradley Cooper, the Next Indiana Jones?

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