Ned RockNRoll hasn’t had a job in years, he’s Kate Winslet’s ‘house-husband’

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People yell at me when I refer to someone like Eric Johnson as “Jessica Simpson’s K-Fed.” They yell because I seem dismissive of men who don’t have full-time jobs, men who seem to just be content being financially supported by the ladies in their lives. I think in Eric’s case in particular, he’s probably a hands-on father and Jessica loves that. But I also think she’s basically paying him an allowance to spend his days playing golf and smoking weed, and those kinds of money issues breed resentment. Anyway, I was thinking about the J-Simp and Eric situation when I read this story about Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll. Ned is billionaire Richard Branson’s nephew and Ned has been around money all of his life and the only real job he’s ever had is some executive gig with his uncle, the product of blatant nepotism. And now he doesn’t have to work, because he’s married to Kate Winslet.

When Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spacecraft makes its long-awaited debut commercial flight later this year, it will be without its most prominent employee. I hear that Kate Winslet’s husband, Ned Rocknroll, who is Branson’s nephew, has left his post as a marketing executive with the space tourism company.

Tycoon Branson confirms that Ned no longer works for Virgin Galactic, but is keen to deny scurrilous rumours that he was sacked because he hardly did any work or even turned up at the office. ‘There is no truth in it,’ his spokesman tells me.

However, mystery surrounds exactly when Ned parted company with the firm. ‘He left of his own accord to pursue other interests,’ says one of Kate’s friends, who claims that Rocknroll had, in fact, left his uncle’s firm before he met the Oscar-winning actress in 2011. Yet Ned took Kate to the launch of Virgin Galactic’s space airport in New Mexico amid great fanfare later that year. The world’s media have since been led to believe that he continued to work for the space tourism firm.

The friend is unable to say what 36-year-old Rocknroll(who changed his name from Edward Lyulph Abel Smith by deed poll) does now. He would appear to be a house-husband, for earlier this year, Winslet — who gave birth to the couple’s first child, Bear, last December — questioned why other men could not be as involved with their children as Ned.

The Titanic star, 38, also has a son, Joe, ten, from her eight-year marriage to Skyfall director Sam Mendes and a daughter, Mia, 13, by first husband, film producer Jim Threapleton.

‘Ned is absolutely incredible and he looks after all of us,’ said Winslet. ‘The other day, Joe asked: “How come there are no other dads in the school run?” And we both went: “It’s because this is the way we’re doing it.” The kids really love that.’

She met Ned the same year that he divorced his previous wife, Eliza Pearson, whose father, Viscount Cowdray, has an estimated fortune of £300million.

[From The Daily Mail]

Hasn’t worked for Virgin since 2011 you say? He was sacked for never showing up except to pick up a paycheck you say? Well, I never. I mean, it’s not like we needed further proof (beyond his name change) to show that Ned really isn’t that much of a catch. I guess Kate is happy that she’s got a house-husband who likes doing the school runs and “taking care” of his family while she goes out and makes the money. But… I don’t know. It just seems like this is going to cause more problems in the long term.

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KATE WINSLET Goes To The Races!

kate winsletGoodness, Kate Winslet looks like she belongs to the Windsor clan (the British royal family), doesn’t she? Kate and husband Ned Rocknroll spent Father’s Day at the ‘Prix de Diane Longines 2014′ at Hippodrome de Chantilly. What do you think of Kate’s outfit? RELATED: Check out Kate’s style for the ‘Divergent’ European premiere.

She clearly let the fascinator take center stage; her frock is a perfect match with it. I’m loving Kate’s it. She looks so chic and elegant. Are you a fan?

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Kate Winslet hits back at people who are ‘judgmental’ about Ned RockNRoll’s name

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Kate Winslet covers the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar (US). I believe this is her first major photoshoot since giving birth to son Bear Blaze Winslet (Bear Blaze RockNRoll!). The shoot is okay, but I feel like Winslet has gone back to the ‘Tox since giving birth. Pregnancy softened her face last year, but now she’s back to looking sort of frozen and arch. Maybe it’s just Photoshop. Maybe. Anyway, you can read the interview here, and here are some highlights:

Going to LA to promote Divergent: “It’s a very strange place to be because the truth is, I’m not famous until I am in those moments. Those are the times when I am suddenly famous. My real life is a very real life. And I know I say this all the time, but it’s really true. Thank God.”

Getting her nails done for the Bazaar shoot: “I know it sounds very self-effacing because people say, ‘Oh, you’re a film star. People probably come to your house to do it.’ But I don’t have the time to get my nails done apart from when I’m doing a photo shoot.”

Her husband Ned RockNRoll: “Nobody knows him—it’s brilliant. They like to think they know him. They like to be judgmental because of his name and everything, but it’s fabulous because no one knows anything about him.”

The fire on Richard Branson’s Necker Island: “We really could have died,” she recalls. “The house burned to the ground.” Winslet rescued Branson’s mother, Eve. “I carried her out of the house and down some very slippery stone steps. Lucky she’s tiny!” She gives a wry smile. “She’s my son’s great-grandmother now, so it’s such a strange thing to talk about.”

Naming her son Bear Blaze: “We had to get the fire thing in there somewhere.”

Aging: “I’m quite excited about it, actually. I really enjoy getting older. You just don’t worry as much.”

Working for Lancôme: “Working with them does a huge amount for my self-esteem, I’ve got to tell you.”

Her career: “It’s time to get back. Back to the ‘I don’t f–k around,’ back to the KW basics of take some serious risks, put yourself out there. And just really push it.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

Is anyone else amused that she refers to herself as “KW” in the third person? I like that. Other than that… yeah, this wasn’t the most epic interview or anything. I think she just got the cover because she’s promoting Lancome and she wanted to talk about her marriage and baby. So, do you believe that Ned is this wonderful guy that no one really knows? Or is he just some relative of someone rich that sort of fell into KW’s path? I think the answer to that question can be found in her son’s name: if Kate really believed in Ned’s whole deal, why wouldn’t they give Bear his father’s last name? It’s because deep down, Kate knows that Ned RockNRoll is sort of embarrassing.

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Kate Winslet: ‘People might judge all they like, but I’m a f–king grown-up’

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Kate Winslet covers the new issue of Glamour UK, the February issue. I assume she’s promoting Labor Day, which… I don’t know, you guys. I think it looks like a funky Hallmark movie and the idea of Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet together romantically just doesn’t do anything for me. Anyway, I think the interview was done shortly before Kate gave birth, and definitely before she named her newborn son BEAR WINSLET. But even before the birth happened, Kate had a lot to say about baby names and the name of her lover/husband, Ned RockNRoll. Honestly, I thought these quotes were hilarious (not intentionally hilarious, but funny all the same):

On the possibility of giving Bear Winslet the name “RockNRoll”: “We haven’t ever really had that conversation; it was always going to have my name. Mia and Joe have it as part of their name, so it would be weird if this baby didn’t. Of course we’re not going to call it RocknRoll. People might judge all they like, but I’m a f–king grown-up.”

Whether she cares about losing the baby weight: “Having just had a baby, I’m not going to be thinking about my arse.”

She still wonders if she’s a good actress: “Acting is bloody scary. I still have moments when I think ‘I can’t do this – everybody thinks I’m absolutely sh*t.”

On her privacy: “When Ned and I got married – the lengths we went to: ‘Don’t tell me over the phone!’ The sad thing is, anyone who was in the public eye, you just expected your phone to be hacked. Still now, I’m having a private conversation, I’ll say, ‘Don’t tell me over the phone.’ The assumption is that if you’re successful you probably think you’re something special, so we probably ought to take you down a peg or two. But I don’t think I’m special at all. The reality is I absolutely love my little life – which is, away from all the other, a little life. I trundle along; we have friends over; I make dinner. It’s weird because the two worlds are so different: from fishfingers for tea to film sets. But that’s the case for any actress who’s a mother. Sure, I could have lots of people who do the cooking, the driving, all that jazz- but I would be unhappy. I wouldn’t want my children raised that way.”

On her refusal to read about herself: “I don’t actually read anything in the press, because if I did, I would be a crazy person. But no one knows about my life. No one knows what’s really happened in my life. Believe me, at the end of the day, all that matters is that I’m not any kind of f–ked-up. No one has a right to comment on anyone’s life or the choices I do or don’t make. It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth. People have no idea at all. The lovely thing for me is that I don’t have to say what’s happened in my life that has taken me down this path. I just can’t even begin to tell you how lucky I am that I suddenly feel I’ve got something wonderful.”

On the media’s harsh remarks about her children: “It’s quite sad that we live in a nation where the press choose to be unkind about the fact that I [had] a baby. It baffles me, truly, that you can publicity treat a person like that. It’s not very nice. I’m really sorry to be the nation’s press that I fell in love and got pregnant; I do apologize if you deem that irresponsible.”

[From The Mail & The Gossip Center]

I could parse every single one of these quotes all day long. I love them. But let’s just break down the first part, about the RockNRoll name. First: “We haven’t ever really had that conversation; it was always going to have my name.” So, she got married for the third time and pregnant for the third time and it’s all about this crazy, amazing, life-changing love, but they’ve never sat down and had a conversation about the baby’s surname? That’s weird. Secondly: “Of course we’re not going to call it RocknRoll.” LMAO!!! Gurl, WE TOLD YOU. We told you that you looked like an idiot for falling in love with a dude who changed his name to “Ned RockNRoll.” You didn’t listen. Don’t get all huffy, baby doll! Thirdly: “People might judge all they like, but I’m a f–king grown-up.” Prove it. Prove it by not naming your son BEAR WINSLET.

Also, Winslet had some recent thoughts about Miley Cyrus too:

“You hear horror stories where you think, ‘God, who’s looking after these people and why does it seem like they’re losing their way?’ I mean, you think about someone like Miley Cyrus, and I said to my daughter the other day, ‘I’m this close to opening my mouth about what’s going on with that girl.’ Who is actually saying [to Miley], ‘Stop for a second, what do you want, who are you?’”

[From Vanity Fair]

I’ve heard a lot of people say this kind of stuff about Miley recently. I think because it was the close of the year and Miley was all over the place in the last half, so it became “the Year of Miley” or “The Year of the Twerk” or whatever. I heard someone – and I will not identify who, but they said it to my face – say that Miley needs to be hosed off and locked up for a year until she figures out how to be in the public eye without being so vapid and stupid.

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Kate Winslet & Ned Rocknroll are expecting their first child together, of course

This is for all of those people who whine about Star Magazine – Star gets it right (sometimes). Last week, Star had a story about Kate Winslet and how she’s “desperate” to give her third husband, Ned Rocknroll, tons of Rocknroll babies. And now here we go. Kate Winslet is pregnant! This is her third pregnancy – as I said in last week’s post, she cements each marriage with a baby. So Kate’s third child will be a Rocknroll baby. Ugh. I mean, congrats.

Kate Winslet is pregnant!

The Titanic actress, 37, and her husband Ned Rocknroll are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE has confirmed with her rep exclusively.

“Kate and Ned are delighted” over the news, the rep adds.

Despite her previous marriages ending in divorce, Winslet — also mom to daughter Mia, 12, and son Joe, 9 — always knew she wanted to expand her family further.

“I’m hoping to have more kids,” Winslet told InStyle in 2006. “I don’t know whether one or two. Oh, God, I would love to have more.”

The Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress and Rocknroll, 34 — who is the nephew of Richard Branson — tied the knot in a secret ceremony in December after they began dating in the fall of 2011.

[From People]

Eh. What else is there to say? I bet Kate enjoys this pregnancy more than her previous pregnancies, and I bet this experience will be so different for her. Her youngest child is 9 – she gave birth to Joe before she had her Oscar (plus a slew of all of the other major awards). Her career is set, so if she wants to take some time off to enjoy everything, she probably will.

Oh, there was one thing I was going to nit-pick about. I’ve seen people describe Ned as “rich” and “coming from a very wealthy family”. Well… his uncle (Richard Branson) is rich. Ned is not, from what I know. Ned is wealth-adjacent, but he hasn’t made his own fortune or anything. He expects his uncle to support him, he expected his first wife to support him, and I suspect that Kate is paying all of his bills right now. Just FYI.

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Kate Winslet’s (RockNRoll) Harper’s Bazaar UK shoot: gorgeous or tweaked?

Kate Winslet covers the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. The photo shoot is black-and-white and it’s stunning. Kate’s face is gorgeous, her body looks great, all of it. Of course I still think she’s had some work done on her face, but we don’t have to argue about it right now. I think people are evenly split on it – half say she’s 100% all-natural, half say she’s been tweaked. It wouldn’t matter except she was always such a vocal advocate for “no tweaking”. As for the “Kate Rock N Roll” tag – yes. She’s Kate RockNRoll. She married Ned RockNRoll. I don’t know if she formally took his name or not, but GOOD GOD. Some highlights from the interview:

Going through her second divorce and her third marriage: ‘I’ve really learnt a great deal about myself, in the last four years in particular. I think I can see more clearly now – about how the pattern of past experiences has shaped who I am, and the characters I have played – and I’m grateful for that.’

The bad times: ‘I have so much more material to draw on for work – rubble, bricks – and I know I can carry it now. I’m not going to drop it, and if I do, I’ll sift through it. Does that make any sense at all? Probably not…’

On receiving a CBE from Queen Elizabeth: “Oh my God, she [the Queen] looks amazing. Beautiful skin – and wonderful thick hair. She looked really well and pretty and fresh, and she was wearing a lovely pale-yellow dress.”

On Sarah Burton taking over at McQueen: “I do think Sarah Burton is a genius. And it’s remarkable what she’s done, moving into a role like that, and really keeping it McQueen – that’s hard. I mean, that’s like taking over playing Hamlet and playing it exactly the same. It’s just incredible. She’s given it a touch of herself without taking anything away from it.”

[From The Mail & My Daily]

Did Ned RockNRoll take away Kate’s personality? Because you’d think that marrying a man who changed his name to Ned RockNRoll would mean that you could act a bit wilder. Maybe Kate is playing it safe because she knows that some people are judging her – two divorces and a third marriage and she’s only 37 years old? I mean, I get it. And I think she really believed her second marriage was going to “stick” and Sam Mendes was the one who wanted out. Also: Queen Elizabeth does look amazing!

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“Justin Bieber’s SNL promos are squeaky clean & missing the pot jokes” links

Justin Bieber‘s SNL promos feature a disheartening lack of Sizzurp jokes. [Buzzfeed]
Alex Pettyfer is playing the Jena Malone/Sam Claflin casting game. [LaineyGossip]
Chris Brown has it so tough. Poor little entitled rage monster. [Dlisted]
Julia Roberts and a salad look absolutely thrilled in Malibu. [Pop Sugar]
Star Wars spinoffs will never end. That’s the bad news. [Pajiba]
Andrea Riseborough has returned to claim her fug madness. [Go Fug Yourself]
Mischa Barton parties with David Gandy. Kaiser is gonna be pissed! [A Socialite Life]
Hailee Steinfeld is both a heartflutterer and a heartbreaker. [Evil Beet]
Kelly MacDonald had her 2nd baby, Theodore William Payne. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Emma Stone might just think that Andrew Garfield stinks. [Popoholic]
Jennifer Garner and Violet go out for a girls’ lunch. [I'm Not Obsessed]
Bret Lockett talks about social networking & spring break. [The Blemish]
Bar Refaeli is spending all of that crazy GoDaddy money. [Moe Jackson]
Zachary Quinto adopted his first dog. What a cute video! [Jezebel]
Kate Winslet flashes her wedding ring from Ned Rocknroll. [Wonderwall]
Hayden Panettiere is back in love with her giant Ukrainian boxer. [Celebslam]
Rachel Bilson was mistaken for a child by airport security. [Amy Grindhouse]
Celine Dion will still make more than Britney Spears in Vegas. [CDAN]

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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris: Married!

As the nation narrowly avoided plunging over the fiscal cliff, Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner took a plunge of their own, getting married on New Year’s Eve!

The couple tied the knot in a small ceremony at the Playboy Mansion.

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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris were originally supposed to walk down the aisle in June 2011, but she called off the wedding days before it was scheduled.

They reconciled earlier this year and got engaged just a few months ago.

Then the pair finally married their roller coaster romance official Monday, and from the looks and sounds of it, a joyous time was had by all as we bid adieu to 2012.

Hef tweeted out the photo above after the ceremony, offering fans a look at Crystal’s dress and writing “Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hefner!”

Harris, who’s already going by “Crystal Hefner” on Twitter now, added, “Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner. Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed.”

This is the first marriage for Crystal, 26, and the third for Hugh, 86, who has four adult children from his two previous wives. Here’s wishing them all the best!

And check out these Crystal Harris photos. Not Safe. For. Work.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Kate Winslet Away At Her Wedding

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Here are two actors who developed a genuine friendship while working together! Former ‘Titanic‘ co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have stayed close. They’re so close, in fact, Leo gave Kate away at her secret wedding to Ned Rocknroll earlier this month. That’s so sweet! Kate’s rep confirmed the marriage once word got out yesterday.

“I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock’nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family,” the rep said. “The couple had been engaged since the summer.”

I’m still in shock by this news, but I’m so happy for Kate. And it’s good to see she and Leo have maintained a real friendship over all these years.

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Kate Winslet quietly married Ned RockNRoll in early December in New York

I had kind of forgotten about Kate Winslet and Nes RockNRoll, her lover of more than a year. Honestly, I was TRYING to forget about them because they seemed like such a “WTF?” couple and I’m still not really clear what he does for a living, and it bugs me that Kate is with a K-Fed. But now she’s legally married to her K-Fed, her scrub, her RockNRoll lovah. Gross.

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet has wed Ned Rocknroll in a secret ceremony, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

The Titanic actress, 37, married the fellow Brit, 34, “in early December in New York,” according to a source. “They were surrounded by a small group of friends and close family members.”

UPDATE: Winset’s UK rep Sara Keene tells Us: “I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock’nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family. The couple had been engaged since the summer.”

The two were first linked in the fall of 2011, though neither has mentioned an engagement.

This is the third marriage for Winslet. The Reader actress was wed to director Jim Threapleton from 1998 to 2001; they are parents to daughter Mia, 12. Winslet and director Sam Mendes tied the knot in 2003 and divorced seven years later; they are parents to son Joe, 9.

Rocknroll, the nephew of Virgin billionaire Richard Branson, was previously married to British socialite Eliza Cowdray, the daughter of a multimillionaire viscount.

In September 2012, Winslet and Rocknroll (born Abel Smith) purchased a 15th-century home in West Sussex, England. “Ned is really happy with Kate,” a source once told Us of the couple. “He feels he can learn so much from her.”

[From Us Weekly]

Well, I guess Ned’s divorce came through! When Kate and Ned first got together, there were lots of UK reports about how his wife was not happy about Winslet – Ned and Eliza had been separated, but according to Eliza, they were working on it… until Kate came by. Kate is pretty tight with Ned’s uncle Richard Branson, so…? I don’t even know what that means. Will she be Kate Winslet-RockNRoll? Kate RockNRoll?

Do you want to know the coolest part of this quiet, surprise wedding? According to Radar, Leonardo DiCaprio gave her away!!! That actually makes me like LEO more, that he would do that for his girl Kate.

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