Duchess Kate in red Katherine Hooker in Norwich: stunning, pretty or tired?


Oh, I really hope you guys bring back Wiglet Watch for these photos, because I feel like there’s a lot to analyze and assess!!! These are photos of Duchess Kate in Norwich, England today, attending the launch of East Anglia’s Hospices’ Norfolk Capital Appeal. EACH is one of Kate’s patronages, and she’s helping them launch a fundraising drive (they need £10 million) to build more EACH facilities in Norfolk. You can read more about the launch here – Kate did not give a speech, from what I see, but she did release a one-sentence statement. Probably better that way because chica still can’t manage public speaking.

As for her look today… RED!!! YAY. I do love it when Kate chooses a rich jewel tone. I would always rather see her in red, purple or a rich sapphire than the greys, browns, pale pinks and neutrals she seems to favor. Kate’s dress is by Katherine Hooker. It’s not perfectly tailored, but I suspect Kate bought up a size or two to accommodate her (still very small) baby bump. Kate’s also wearing lower-than-normal black heels. I didn’t notice that the black suede heels are lower than her usual three-inchers, but The Daily Mail noted it, so there you go.

As for her hair and Wiglet Watch 2014… I’m sure there’s some teasing that went into this ponytail. But I’m just not convinced that we’re seeing her natural hair overall. I think there are some extensions or something. Wiglet Watch it. Also: we have to praise her for doing a ponytail. Always. It’s so nice to see her hair out of her face.

Last thing – for Will and Kate’s New York City trip in a few weeks, they’ll be attending a fundraiser for their alma mater, St. Andrews University. The fundraiser will be held at the Met and it costs $100,000 per table (10 people at a table). That sounds pretty standard for a fundraiser and hey, at least it’s not pay-for-play like the NBA game they’ll be attending.




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Benedict Cumberbatch: If my fans like me, they’ll like Sophie Hunter too


Yes, it’s not a day of the week until we cover something to do with Benedict Cumberbatch. In my defense… I’ve got nothing. Yep. This is how it is! No, in truth, I think the oversaturation of the past three weeks is slowing down significantly. Just in time for Benedict to start promoting The Hobbit movie, right? Anyway, Benedict does have a new interview with The NY Daily News where he seems to brush off the idea that his rabid fanbase are overwhelmingly upset with the fact that he proposed to a strumpet! Hm. Some highlights:

He doesn’t mind the attention from the Cumberpeople: “I think most of it is good-natured and like anyone who’s ever been in the public eye and kind of revered in a way that I’ve been by these fans, the possession only takes on a sinister quality if the [fan] is really not very secure. And since the woman I’m engaged to is as much a part of me as anything else in my life, if they like me, by extension they like her.”

The surreal moment of the TIG premiere in London: “That was extraordinary and surreal, just as it was turning up at the airport with 1,000 Japanese fans waiting when I went to promote ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ there. Photo-bombing U2 (at the Oscars) was also surreal, but something that felt right at the time. And then only afterwards, I’d think, ‘Oh God, I’ve done that in front of the whole world,’ when I actually did it for one friend who kept on haranguing me for a photo with U2.”

He did an old-fashioned wedding announcement because he’s an “old soul”: “There are other operations in newspapers that find things out or try to publicize rumor and gossip. I wanted to take control over the facts of it and announce it in a way that I would’ve done if I wasn’t famous.”

Fame: “Fame is a projection of self beyond the work, which can be toxic. It can make you neurotic about your appearance, the perception people have of you, the lack of control you have over that perception. But fame is kind of what I’m paid for now, I fear.”

[From the NYDN]

“If they like me, by extension they like her…” Um, I don’t see the logic of that. I mean, I guess he doesn’t want to acknowledge the craziness head on (acknowledging it might be even worse, honestly), but it does seem Pollyanna of Benedict to claim that his fans will just see Sophie as an extension of him. It’s sort of insulting to Sophie too – she’s her own person, doing her own thing and not everything is about Benedict.

Also – Benedict did NPR’s All Things Considered last Friday – you can hear the interview here.

Meanwhile, Benedict recently met Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day on a plane. Aniston claimed that they were all talking and the boys tried to convince Benedict to come onboard at the “boss” for a potential Horrible Bosses 3. I think Benedict was probably just trying to be polite.



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Taylor Swift in green Michael Kors at the AMAs: cute or overrated?


It’s gotten to the point where I actually enjoy all of the cutaways to Taylor Swift in the audience during any given music awards show. Swifty is always seated front and center, usually surrounded by notable celebrity friends, and Swifty actually “performs” as Greek chorus for much of the night. At last night’s AMAs, Swifty was dancing, singing along, and at one point crying (at the Selena Gomez performance). Swifty was there with her BFF Karlie Kloss, but at various times, Selena, Lorde and others were invited in the little Swifty group. No boys allowed!

Swifty didn’t walk the AMA red carpet, probably because she did “Blank Space” as the first performance of the night. As soon as her performance was done, she changed into this green Michael Kors gown, which… eh. I like her in green. I think this would have been more interesting as a column dress rather than with the netting at the midsection.

Here’s the video of her performance – is it just me or was the sound quality really crappy for most of the performances? And I didn’t think this was the strongest performance for the start of the show.

Taylor Swift – Blank Space (Live at American… by uploaderdisney

Personally, I thought Lorde gave one of the best performances of the night – she performed “Yellow Flicker Beat.” Here you go:

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Going Postal

Things went totally postal for Jake Peralta and company on Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 Episode 8.

Kind of. Sort of. Maybe.

It’s become unclear just what going postal means after Ed Helms guest-starred on the Fox sitcom as Jackie Danger, a U.S. Postal Service investigator who took a great deal of pride in his job.

In Danger’s mind, working for the USPIS means you’re several steps above of “local cops” such as Peralta, considering you’re a federal employee and everything.

This caused great tension between Jake and Jackie, so much so that Jake disobeyed Rosa’s orders and went rogue (with loyal right-hand man Boyle, of course), stealing some intel from Danger’s computer and going off on his own to bring down a Giggle Pig dealer.

Rosa laid into Jake for the move because it handed the case over to USPIS. Not exactly a cool move for a friend or a colleague, was it?

Fortunately, Jake was able to successful grovel at the feet/desk of Danger, getting the case back for the precinct and helping Rosa go through with a major drug bust.

Elsewhere, Santiago tried to give up smoking. But it wasn’t easy.

Not even when she dunked her head in ice water alongside Terry… or ran with Holt… or meditated with Gina. There was little Amy could do to kick this nasty habit.

Where did things leave off with it? Click on the above video and follow its prompts to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine online and find out now!

As for the winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine quotes of the week? The honors go to Amy and Boyle:

  • Amy: What’s going on? Is this a dream? No, I’m not holding a label maker.
  • Boyle [trying to explain a fax machine]: Imagine a letter had unprotected sex with a phone.

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Angelina Jolie took Shiloh & Zahara to a NYC art-supply store: adorable?


What is more righteous: Angelina Jolie’s amazing black boots or Zahara’s star-covered jeans? Some days, I really wish Zahara would just take over as her mom’s stylist because I think Zahara probably has the best style of all the Jolie-Pitts, and yes, I’m including Brad in there too. I totally want Zahara’s jeans. I wonder if they make star-covered jeans for adults? If not, they totally should.

These are some assorted photos of Angelina out with Shiloh and Zahara on Friday (they were coming out of Lee’s Art Store in NYC), plus some photos of Angelina solo, going into the Paley Center. The Paley Center outing for press for Unbroken. I guess Angelina had the afternoon free to take her two older girls out to the art supply store.

I’ve always enjoyed Zahara and Shiloh’s relationship. They seem like especially tight sisters, probably because they’re relatively close in age. Shiloh is just a year and a half younger than Z. And even then, you can tell that Shiloh is already an inch or two taller than Z – Shiloh’s going to be a very willowy teenager, I bet. And I bet Z will always be petite. Shiloh’s shaggy Dorothy Hamill hairstyle is still amazing.

By the way, everybody has been talking about Angelina’s statements during her DuJour Magazine interview, where she basically said she’s going to quit acting. She issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly where she was like “I’m not quitting… yet.” I tend to think that she’s in transition right now, deciding if she’s going to follow through on some long-gestating acting projects, plus she’s waiting to see how Unbroken is received. But… she’s talked about quitting acting for a while now. She really doesn’t want to do much acting anymore, that I believe.



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Kendra Wilkinson: Hank Baskett is Worth Forgiving, Fighting For!

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett have decided to stay together and battle through the tumult that has engulfed their marriage over the past six months.

As we saw in an emotional Kendra on Top Season 3 Episode 14, Hank proposed (sort of), Kendra counter-proposed (sort of) and they all lived happily ever after.

Mostly. She’s taken him back, but he has yet to win back her trust.

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett Cover

“It’s going to take a lifetime to trust him again,” Wilkinson admitted to Us about her husband, who adds, “I will spend my life trying to get Kendra to trust me again.”

The specifics of Baskett’s alleged affair with transgender model Ava London in June were never confirmed or denied by either one of them (just London).

Something happened between Hank Baskett and Ava London, seeing as he never denied or refuted her claims and Kendra clearly was beyond furious.

Only they know exactly what. But Kendra is okay moving past it.

“All I can say is I believe Hank. I love Hank. And he’s proven to me that he’s worth forgiving and fighting for,” she says. “He was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

“Unfortunate things took place. He’s very gullible and naive.”

You can parse that cryptic comment a number of ways, but it seems that perhaps she thinks he was set up by a man pretending to be a woman and seducing him.

In any case, Hank admits severe depression and feeling lost after his NFL career fizzled, crediting Jessica Hall, Kendra’s best friend, for helping keep them together.

Though the couple is working on rebuilding their relationship, Wilkinson remembers the distraught state she was in following the news of this past summer.

“I would cry myself to sleep every night, not knowing what happened,” she recalled. “I was trying to get what I could out of Hank, but I couldn’t control my rage.”

To put it mildly, she says, “It became very volatile between us.”

Nowadays, though, they’re focusing their energy on mending what’s been lost between them. Both Kendra and Hank proposed to renew their vows.

“Our relationship is still day-to-day. I’m still working on regaining Kendra’s trust,” Baskett said, and he likely will be in the proverbial doghouse for years.

At least he’s back living in their actual house, though.

If you watch Kendra on Top online, you know that was not a foregone conclusion by any means … unless you think all of this was faked for the sake of their show.

Given some of the missing details and how happily things wrapped up at the end there, we wouldn’t blame the conspiracy theorists too much on this one.

Kendra and 2 Hanks

There was a time when Kendra and Hank looked to be a very happy couple. This photo was snapped in 2012.

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American Music Awards Fashion: Hits, Misses… and Whatever the Heck Bleona is Wearing

The 2014 American Music Award are in the entertaining books.

One Direction and Katy Perry won big at the event.

Selena Gomez cried on stage while singing about Justin Bieber. Taylor Swift set a rose on fire and went all crazy to open the ceremony.

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez brought some serious “Booty” to the proceedings and Pitbull hosted for some reason.

One Direction at the American Music Awards

The boys are all here! Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles all went black for the 2014 American Music Awards.

But, let’s face it, like any awards ceremony across any industry, the AMAs boiled down to one thing and one thing only: Fashion.

Who wore it best on the red carpet? Who wore it worst? Who really needs to fire his or her stylist and what the heck was Albanian pop star Bleona wearing?!?!?!?

Or not wearing, to be more precise. Click through the above photo gallery to react in shock over this outfit and grade the fashion choice of Taylor, Selena, Harry, Ne-Yo, Heidi and MANY more!

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Iggy Azalea wins Best Hip/Hop album at the AMAs: good pick?

Iggy Azalea did not walk the red carpet at last night’s AMAs, which was an interesting move for the most nominated artist at the event. She scored six noms as a newcomer. And she won Favorite Rap-Hip-Hop album of the year. Ahahaha. I’m not laughing at Iggy’s rap stylings. I’m giggling at what Nicki Minaj must have thought when Iggy’s name was called. Not to mention Eminem, who was also nominated. Eminem doesn’t care much about awards, but the dude wrote those gross, rapey rhymes about Iggy, and she scooped the award. Good for her. Iggy name-checked Eminem (and Drake) in her speech. She also thanked T.I. for believing in her:

“This award is the first award I’ve ever won in my entire life, and means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop, because that’s what inspired me to move to American and pursue my dreams. It’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times. It means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this.”

[From YouTube]

Iggy performed “Beg For It” last night. She also performed “Booty” with JLo.

Zendaya! She was my pick for the night. I know many of you don’t dig her style, but she’s a big risk taker on the red carpet. This Georgine ensemble was no exception. Zendaya went 1970s with a brushed metallic trench coat and palazzo pants, along with a sea-foam leather bandeau top. What really sets this look off is the voluminous wig. I love this. Z’s only 18 years old, and I expect big things for her one day.



Rita Ora worked her not-so-inner diva in a full-on Zac Posen gown. What should we call this color … mustard or lemon? She worked this structural dress with a train. Her funky top knot went well with the dress, but those spidery lashes were a too much. (Black Widow, baby?) There was something “off” about her foundation.

Rita Ora


Meghan Trainor kept with her usual style with a lace-and-satin Ted Baker dress. She accessorized with long, flat-ironed locks and a “kiss”-style clutch. This look is too cutesey and Valentine-y for my tastes.

Meghan Trainor

Ali Fedotowsky wore a weird white AQ AQ dress that was all wrong for a music awards show. The deep v-neck is sexy but overruled by the mega pepum and boring sheath skirt.

Ali Fedotowsky

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Kendall Jenner on balancing career & family: ‘I feel like Hannah Montana’

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner was profiled in the New York Times about her rising modelling career. This isn’t the first time NYT has interviewed her. She made a cameo appearance in from a June 2013 profile where Kendall shyly muttered a few words and was described as “aggressively managed.” Things are different now. Kendall’s landing big-time contracts and walking runways at fashion weeks across the globe. Karl Lagerfeld just handed her an ad campaign, and many wonder if Chanel will be the next offer.

Kendall’s been talking a lot lately, which means she’s reluctantly crawling out of her shell. She talked about working hard for her career, and a lot of you called her out on it. Kendall also talked about her competitive Kardashian upbringing (which everyone seems to have won except for Rob the black sheep). All Kardashians are “workaholics, says Kendall. This NYT interview is even weirder. She talks about her “double life” in terms of Hannah Montana. Let’s do this:

On balancing modelling & KUWTK: “It’s definitely two different worlds. I feel like Hannah Montana. But it’s fun.”

Modelling is a lifelong dream: “I would literally sit at home and have my friends take pictures of me on my little Canon camera that my mom gave me for Christmas. Obviously, the show was me being in front of a camera. It’s just something that I’ve kind of always been around.”

She’s trying to rebrand: “We had to be very strategic and specific to really have people take me seriously and not mess around.”

On shaking the Kardashian reputation: “Some people are hesitant with me, and they just worry or wonder for a second. But then when the chance gets taken …”

[From NYT]

Well. At least Hannah Montana left the stage and returned to a “normal” life. Kendall leaves her modelling gigs to spend time with one of the least normal families in the world. I guess KUWTK is so familiar to Kendall that maybe she thinks they’re normal. The journo describes Kendall as having a “daffy sweetness.” The NYT also speaks with Oliver Rousteing, creative director at Balmain, who says, “Kendall’s really communicating to a lot of girls. You know, like those models in the 90s, Claudia, Naomi.” Ooooh boy.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

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Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: Did Scott Go to Rehab?

On Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons Season 1 Episode 4, the fallout from Scott’s partying continued to impact both Lord Disick and his partner.

As Scott and Kourtney continued to struggle with the ramifications of his rampant partying, we also got to see our first glimpse of Kardashian baby #3.

Meanwhile, Khloe had mixed feelings about turning 30 on Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons Season 1 Episode 4, given all of the turmoil in her life …

If you follow celebrity gossip or the family’s social media accounts, what you see when you watch Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons online is no surprise.

Scott made the decision to get help for his drinking, though he admitted he used to say this just so people would stop bothering him about going to rehab.

This may be foreshadowing in a sense, as we get the impression that rehab isn’t going to take. We’ll find out in the coming weeks how long he lasts.

Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian was at her doctor’s in L.A., confiding to Kendall Jenner during her ultrasound about everything going on with Scott.

Disick surprised everyone by checking into rehab before Kourtney returned to the Hamptons, which she told Kim Kardashian later that she was grateful for.

Saying goodbye would have been too hard, she said, and we see where she’s coming from, but again, we’re guessing he’ll be back before too long.

Khloe and Kim flew out Kourtney’s therapist to talk to her, almost like an intervention, but she was receptive and opened up about this very concern.

When He Ragged on Kim's Marriage

Lord Disick often says what we’re thinking. Especially when he’s ragging on his baby mama’s clueless sisters.

Kourtney wasn’t the only one in need of therapy.

Khloe Kardashian was wrestling with some inner demons of her own and dreading turning 30 because she thought life would be different at this point.

Her family threw her an elaborate yacht party, and French Montana surprised Khloe with another party in the Bronx, but even that didn’t cheer her up.

When Kris Jenner downplayed the fact that Khloe was turning the big 3-0 and questioned why she moved on with French Montana so fast, Khloe freaked:

“Don’t say I moved to something so quickly, because you know for how may f–king years I was dealing with something … You’re so simple minded!”

“You have no idea how I feel every day!” Khloe said. “If I had my way, I would still be married to Lamar! Even right now, today, I wish I was still married to him!”

Kim Kardashian, 34, told Khloe later that she felt the same way about turning 30 but that things worked out for her, and to stay the course and keep the faith.

That’s a little more like it.

Eff me with a dildo!

F-ck me with a dildo if that’s what you think.

F-ck me with a dildo if that’s what you think.

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