Duchess Kate in black crocheted Temperley for a London gala: pretty or bland?

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I feel like Duchess Kate is already carrying her second pregnancy much differently than her first. When she was pregnant with Prince George, it felt like it was well into her second trimester before she started to “look pregnant” all over. But with this pregnancy, I can already see it on her face. That’s not a bad thing at all – a little extra weight all over makes her look younger, like a knocked up teenager (with an addiction to her mom’s eyeliner). This is the Kate that won William’s heart at university: the girl with an athletic, healthy-looking build.

Anyway, these are photos of Kate attending the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala in London last night. There wasn’t much advanced notice on this appearance, which is weird because Kate’s people were going overboard announcing her future schedule just a few weeks ago. And I will give her props for showing up for one of her patronages. She became a royal patron of Action on Addiction in 2012. Her work with the group is sporadic (she hasn’t done any work with them all year that I can tell), but Kate does love a gala, doesn’t she?

As for the dress and styling… it’s not the worst, not the best. The dress is Temperley. I always wish Kate wore more Temperley because Alice Temperley seems to tick off a lot of boxes for a British duchess: Temperley is young, English and female and her designs are consistently girly, feminine, lacy, frothy and yet somewhat simple. Kate seems to favor crochet, lace and anything delicate-looking. So I’m sort of mystified why she A) doesn’t wear more Temperley and B) chose this dress which is hardly representative of the bridesmaid-y dresses that Temperley usually designs.

I do like that Kate wore black though. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know. I wear a lot of black so maybe that’s why. It’s kind of a no-no for royal women to wear black unless they’re attending a funeral, although Diana broke that rule a lot. My least favorite part of this look: Kate’s hair flapping around. Pro-tip: if the event is described as a “gala,” please pull your hair back.

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Chrissy Teigen receives death threats, quits Twitter over Ottawa shooting tweet

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Here’s a photo of Chrissy Teigen last night at the FGI Night of Stars event in NYC. She looked gorgeous in hot pink; she won’t be tweeting about the evening after the abuse she’s suffered on Twitter. Chrissy isn’t a stranger to controversy on Twitter. She loves to troll the trolls, and she’s very skilled at throwing shade back in their faces. Is that a skill? Sure it is. Some people find Chrissy abrasive, but she’s fun to follow. She’s definitely not the typical stuck-up, showbiz kind of tweeter. She engages with people and “follows back” a lot more than other celebrities. Plus she mostly tweets mundane things instead of simply pushing a PR agenda.

Chrissy’s tenure on Twitter took a turn for the worse when she made an innocuous comment on Wednesday after the Ottawa shootings. She wasn’t commenting upon the incident itself or on Canada. Chrissy’s comment, “active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday,” was a remark on US gun culture. The tweet was misinterpreted by many, and the fallout has been severe. For over 24 hours, Chrissy received death threats and other abuse. Here’s an abbreviated version of what happened:

(1) Active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday

(2) That’s not a joke. It is a fact.

(3) Sorry you don’t understand that is a knock at america and our issues with gun control. No one is minimizing the Ottawa shooting.

(4) I’m not apologizing. If you take it wrong, that is your fault.

(5) For some reason, Canadians think I am saying they have a lot of shootings. I am not saying that. Sigh.

(6) I’ve lost faith in this world. Sorry if it comes off as being unemotional. There is just so much bad.

(7) 90% of my mentions. RT “you should probably stick to having your picture taken for a living.”

(8) And this is where @twitter needs to step their game up. RT “You f—ing c—. You’ll get yours soon enough.” RT “Wish ISIS would give Chrissy a permanent haircut.”

(9) Yikes. RT “So, how much of an stupid bitch are you?”

(10) my timeline is a nice mix of toast talk and death threats

(11) I can’t see anything through the sea of hate and anger that is now my Twitter. Seriously I can’t sift through it all.

(12) It’s gotten to the point people don’t even see he simplicity of the original tweet and have just wanted to get shaking-mad over something

(13) Amazing this isn’t punishable. RT “@f—— I hope someone murders some you love, like your f—– husband”

(14) I feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to instagram.

[From Chrissy Teigen on Twitter]

I don’t blame Chrissy for taking a step back from Twitter. Hopefully, she hasn’t quit for good. She needs a break, and Twitter needs to take these threats seriously. They allow abuse like this to happen all the time. I’ve had friends report similar threats, and Twitter acts like it isn’t their problem until enough people report a certain user. That’s a major issue. All it takes is one crazy person to carry out a threat.

Forbes says that Twitter generates over $1 billion in ad revenue per year. They should have no problem devoting the funds to investigate abusive tweets like this. If it takes celebrities quitting Twitter to spur them into action, so be it.

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Reese Witherspoon Shops ‘Til She Drops By The Brentwood Country Mart

Reese Witherspoon Stops By The Brentwood Country MartHere’s Reese Witherspoon, out and about in California. Paparazzi caught up with her when she stopped by the Brentwood Country Mart. Looks like she left Tennessee at home and stepped out solo instead. RELATED: Reese Witherspoon speaks out on her 2013 arrest.

Reese has been busy this fall. She had to travel to help support the release of ‘Gone Girl,’ a movie she produced, and then she had to promote the release of her movie ‘The Good Lie,’ which opened in limited release. Soon she’ll be back on the promotional trail for ‘Wild,’ I’m sure. It’s scheduled to be released on December 5,during the holiday season. I’m looking forward to that one!

Reese needs to relax while she can. Hopefully she plans to take a good, long rest in January, once the holidays are over. If she scores some nominations, though, then she’ll be getting ready for the red carpets. We’ll see…

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Lena Dunham Goes Green

lena dunham instagramThe platinum blonde is gone… Lena Dunham goes green as she continues her book tour to promote her book, ‘Not That Kind of Girl.’ She posted this picture on Instagram. RELATED: Lena Dunham dishes on losing her virginity and not getting her ‘90210’ moment.

Lena wrote:

Newly minted for the Canadian leg of the tour thanks to @tanneyb @rheannewhite

These punk-inspired hair colors are becoming mainstream. A few years ago it was streaks; now it’s someone’s entire head of hair. Well, it’s fun. It’s certainly different! Have you read Lena’s book yet? If so, then what do you think?

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Benedict Cumberbatch brings Blue Steel otter realness in London: yay or nay?

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Here are some photos of Benedict Cumberbatch, out last night in London for the opening of Bally’s flagship store. I have to say… our Otter King looks really good in these photos. I would even call him “handsome” here, and that’s not a word I’ve been using since he got that haircut. And no, this boy should not be allowed to dress himself. I think he was trying to look like he just effortlessly pulled together an outfit in seconds, but it looks like he spent time putting together this ensemble and he just doesn’t know how to put things together. Ever. I hope he gets a stylist for his Oscar campaign! #AlltheVelvet

Other Benedict stuff… Bendy was filming more Richard III stuff this week and photographers got some shots of him in a black robe, looking like The Otter of Death. The Grim Otter? Go here to see the shots. I’m strangely turned on.

There’s also this newly released video of his Desolation of Smaug mo-cap work. I’m sort of embarrassed for him here, although I’m sure this is what directors want, right? They want an actor who is not afraid to look foolish or weird or whatever.

And finally, Bendy has a new interview with The National Student – go here to read. We’ve heard variations on most of those quotes before.

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Who was the best dressed lady at Matthew McConaughey’s tribute?

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I actually liked Matthew McConaughey’s GQ interview (go here to read), especially when he talked about his rom-com past and how that made him the man he is today. He’s not ashamed that he made those films, which is nice. And as a reward, so many of Matthew’s leading ladies came out to support him last night as he received the American Cinematheque Award. Seriously, almost all of Matthew’s former costars are women. It’s kind of nice. For the event, Matthew and his wife Camila were both wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Camila is a beautiful woman but this whole look is a NO. Matthew looks kind of rough here too.

I think Anne Hathaway finds it really difficult to incorporate bold colors into her red carpet looks. Her default is to always wear black, metallics or neutrals. She needs to rethink that. She wore this gothy Christopher Kane dress and I’m not really into it. I will give her this: she’s starting to grow out her hair and it looks fantastic.

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Jessica Chastain in Givenchy. Redheads in yellow… I have mixed feelings. This isn’t the best on her but it’s far from the worst.

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Reese Witherspoon in a Prabal Gurung. I really like this! I know, it’s kind of prom-y and girly, but I think it’s interesting and she wears it well.

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Yes, Kate Hudson’s hair is actually a weird dishwater-pink shade. I don’t get it either. Her dress is Jenny Packham. It looks like the bust wasn’t tailored correctly, right?

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Jennifer Garner in Dolce & Gabbana. Camila should have worn this! On Garner, it’s pretty and simple. I like her styling here much more than her God-awful makeup at the Elle event two nights ago.

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Michelle Monaghan in Miu Miu, shoes are Louboutins. I like this. This is a great dress for an event in which you’re not the main event. Also: YAY SLEEVES!

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Renee Zellweger “I’m Glad You Think I Look Different”

renee zellweger (1)The internet was abuzz yesterday when pictures of Renee Zellweger at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards surfaced. Everyone was talking about how, well, different she looked. I dug up some older pics from 2013 and 2012 and even a few from 2002, but Renee herself spoke out about all of the speculation on her appearance. RELATED: Renee Zellweger hangs out with her boyfriend.

Renee told People (which has a picture of her at the event: I don’t have the rights to those pictures):

I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”

She referred to all the internet chatter as “silly” but decided to speak out about it anyway because:

[I]t seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door.
“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.
“I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself.
“People don’t know me in my 40s. People don’t know me [as] healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I’m happy.”

I think the big difference, especially if you compare the 2002 pic (upper right corner) with the 2014 pic (upper left corner) is that Renee’s face looks a little slimmer. That’s a natural part of aging, though: we lose those rounded cheeks that we had from childhood. I, for one, think she looks amazing! Her healthy and happy lifestyle certainly shows. You can click on each photo in the gallery to see when it was taken, if you’re curious.

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Billy Bob Thornton on Angelina Jolie, his dungeon & ‘quart jars of blood’

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Billy Bob Thornton sat down for a lengthy discussion with students at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film & Television last week. THR transcribed the entire discussion – go here to read. BBT talked about his filmography and it seems like he was extremely generous with his time, talking about the years he struggled and worked odd jobs in Hollywood and then going on to discuss his favorite films and film experiences (he says Bandits is a favorite, which is awesome). But the big headline is that BBT talked about Angelina Jolie and whether they really kept vials of blood around and whether she was really into knives. Here’s the Angelina section:

You were married to Angelina Jolie. How did you like that kind of celebrity life? You were in the news everywhere. He’s got a dungeon, he’s got a vial of blood, he’s this, he’s that…Did you have a vial of blood? A dungeon?

THORNTON: I don’t know how the vial idea started. We did not have a dungeon. It was, I mean it was a crazy time. I mean from ’95 or so when we were making Sling Blade on through the time Angelina and I split up which was 2003 I suppose, that whole time was quite a whirlwind and that was, you know, an amazing time. And I’ve never been fond of it. There’s so many things that you can say about this stuff and you know why I like to do this? I mean if we had three hours it would be so much better. Because I could actually….

Well whether it’s popular or not popular I think it’s your duty to kind of tell people the truth about this stuff and the truth is not encouraged anymore. People want the truth but they only want the truth so they can talk bad about you on the blog or on television. They want you to tell them the truth and it screws everybody. It screws journalists and the actors and stuff too because people clam up. You know, we’re clamming up a lot more these days. And it’s because you know you’re gonna get your ass handed to you. So anyway, during that time the reason I brought that up is because I know people like to say oh he says it’s hard being famous, sure, these over privileged… Well I’ve told you what my life was like. I was hardly over privileged…. I became a movie star overnight. From a working actor and working writer to a movie star by playing that guy. That doesn’t normally happen. Normally you’re 21 years old and you look like Tom Cruise and you do a couple underwear commercials first and then you’re a movie star. That didn’t happen for me. So it was all quite overwhelming.

And then when Angie and I got married and we were friends before that for quite a few years and it was an amazing time and all the stuff that they said about us, I mean it had some basis in fact. I mean you know we had a basement. [LAUGHTER] Which I had a recording studio in. So it was a recording studio and so when I tell a journalist I stay down in the dungeon all the time, you know, recording music and they don’t hear recording music, they hear dungeon. You know. Because it makes a better story.

Vial of blood is very simple. Angie came home one day with a kit she bought which is a… You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture of your grannie in it or something like that and wear it around your neck? That’s what it was. She bought two of those. We were apart a lot because she’s off making Tomb Raider and I’m making Monster’s Ball. We were on opposite ends, we see each other for two weeks and whatever. She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one. Same thing. From that we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks. [LAUGHTER] And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon. [LAUGHTER]

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

Yeah, it’s nothing we haven’t heard before – obviously, the whole vials of blood thing and the dungeon and all of that got played up a lot circa 2000-01 because Angelina and BBT were so “weird” and “unconventional.” And looking back, I think it’s mostly because neither of them had mastered PR. Like, they didn’t know how to present themselves in interviews and such. But maybe that’s my old-school Angeloonie speaking. I’ve loved her for so many years!!

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s wax figure is insanely, eerily realistic & life-like

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Over the summer, Madame Tussauds released some photos of Benedict Cumberbatch sitting for measurements and photos at their studio in London. Madame Tussauds had decided it was high time for Bendy to get his own dashing wax figure, and to his credit, Benedict agreed to sit for all of the measurements. THIS is the result. Madame Tussauds have put out their new Cumberfigure and it is crazy life-like.

I usually look through the photos we have the latest wax figures, and let me tell you… Madame Tussauds usually messes up the living celebrities. Their Duchess Kate wax figure looks like Tamara Ecclestone. The Angelina Jolie wax figure looks like Jennifer Aniston. The Johnny Depp wax figure looks like a demon. But I think it helped in Bendy’s case because he actually agreed to let them take all of the measurements and such. He has such a unique little otter-face, so this could have ended up terribly. As it is, my only real complaints are that no amount of fake hair can recreate the glorious Cumbercurls AND that Madame Tussauds made him kind of cross-eyed. But otherwise… Wax Bendy is just as good Real Bendy. #WaxOtter #PutHimInVelvet

Start your mannequin-come-to-life fan-fiction now!

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Kim Kardashian wore jorts for a matinee movie date with ‘Ye: awful, unflattering?

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Did Kim Kardashian borrow Benedict Cumberbatch’s unfortunate jorts? OMG. Here are some photos of Kim and Kanye West out and about in Calabasas yesterday (they went to a movie). Kim’s outfit is horrendous from the front, but the back view is particularly… unsettling. I’m guessing that Kanye dressed her, just because this seems like the kind of outfit he enjoys on his Real Doll. We’ve actually seen this braless top on Kim before, so she’s recycling it for this outing. The jorts are… well, I can’t remember a time when I’ve seen Kim in jorts. She should never do this again.

Kim turns 34 years old tomorrow. I always forget her age for some reason, although people made a big deal about it back when she turned 30. I personally think she only married Kris Humphries because she wanted to be engaged/married by her 30th birthday and that was literally the only reason she went with Humphries. For this year’s birthday, Kim is going to have a huge party at the Venetian’s TAO nightclub in Las Vegas. TAO is always paying Kardashians to host parties, so I would imagine Kim is picking up a nice paycheck to host her birthday event there.

After the movie, Kim and Kanye went through the drive-thru of Taco Bell. Ew!!! Something about that outfit and the thought of Mexican food… ew.

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