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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Kate Middleton The Duchess Stuns In Her LBD

The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction DinnerClearly the morning sickness is getting better for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge! Here’s the former Kate Middleton on her third public engagement this week. She attended the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L’Anima. RELATED: The Duchess makes her first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy.

I feel redundant saying this, but again, as usual, I’m loving this dress. It’s a crochet dress by Temperley. If it hasn’t sold out yet, it will. This is a great LBD to have in your closet.

I’ve read people talking about her “tiny baby bump.” Sorry, I don’t see it- LOL. I’d never guess she was pregnant without the formal announcement. I’m not holding my breath, either, She wasn’t showing in her last pregnancy until practically her third trimester. My guess is she’s going to hide her baby bump in coat dresses, given the chilly London weather. Well, she’ll still look great ;).

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Action On Addiction Dinner
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Parenthood Season 6 Episode 5: The Fluid Scale of Affection

Amber started feeling a new crush and young Max received advice from Adam on how to talk to a girl at his school on last night’s Parenthood Season 6 Episode 5.

How did those developments, and the many others Thursday, play out?

In typical fashion, it was a genuine mix of uplifting and poignant tales.

Max’s crush on Dylan, one of the core stories this week, is just the latest part of a story that has played out as long as you watch Parenthood online.

How do parents reconcile their own dreams, and heartbreak, as they help raise and thus give so much of their own lives to those of their children?

Kristina and Adam’s responses to Max’s affection for Dylan is a prime example of this. He’s all for it, she’s much more reserved. Both are clearly moved.

In the end, the parents meet in the middle, urging Max to focus on his best self in a story that simultaneously manages to make you smile and almost cry.

Perhaps they should help out Crosby with this same approach.

The youngest of Zeek’s four kids is off the rails to the point where Jasmine physically locks up motorcycle so he can’t drive it around aimlessly.

Crosby is a total mess, yet the reasons why are not entirely clear.

Perhaps that realization was ironically made clear this week, as no one can quite figure this guy out. Often, this is the case in real life, but on TV?

Only on Parenthood would they attempt some of these things.

Now that Amber has decided to keep the baby, she’s going through a pretty serious transition as well, and it’s going to change the way she does everything.

Case in point? She likes a guy and doesn’t know whether or not to tell him she’s pregnant right away. Once again, Drew was the star of this storyline.

Encouraging her to be up front, then being there for her when it didn’t go well, Drew’s bond with Amber – strengthened by her pregnancy – is wonderful to watch.

Other relationships aren’t thriving as much as crumbling.

As Julia is dating Chris, she wonders how (if at all) she should integrate him into her kids’ lives, and when it does happen by happenstance, Joel is there.

Once again in typical Parenthood fashion, we have a situation where it’s impossible to truly hate, or unabashedly side with, Team Joel or Team Julia.

Isn’t that remarkably realistic in a sense?

So many things in life are not black and white. Parenthood is one of the few shows willing to give its stories the time and depth to venture into that gray area.

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Shakira Shows Off Baby Bump, Gushes Over “New Favorite Accessory”

Her hips don’t lie. And neither does her Instagram account.

Shakira showed off her pregnancy progress online last night, sharing a new photo of herself, her baby bump and her long-time boyfriend, Gerard Piqué.

“Celebrated my partner Puig’s 100th Anniversary tonight, and wearing my new favorite accessory, #Rock!” the artist wrote as a caption to the following image.

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Shakira and Piqué are already parents to a son named Milan – and the sexy singer recently opened up to E! News about her second pregnancy.

“Now that I’m pregnant I’m trying, for the first time in my life, to not do so many things at the same time,” she said. “Although, it’s always difficult and issues get in the way even when you don’t want them to. But the majority of the time I do dedicate myself to taking care of my belly, my pregnancy, [and] Milan.”

Shakira added that she’ll start work on a Spanish album at some point in 2015, but not until her next child enters the world.

And she won’t be alone in becoming a new mother. Here’s a look at 11 famous females all expecting a precious package once the calendar flips:

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Another royal baby is on the way! Kate Middleton and Prince William will welcome it into the world in April 2015.

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Daily Link Love With Nicole Kidman

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Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news and gossip, brought to you by Nicole Kidman!

  • Forget drowning your sorrows in ice cream: this women spent a week at KFC after a bad breakup. (D Listed)
  • Here are some Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux wedding details! (OK! Magazine)
  • Doutzen Kroes rocks the red carpet in her little white dress. (Moe Jackson)
  • So how did Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Kate Middleton) “bounce back”? Couldn’t have anything to do with her nausea going away, could it? (Lainey Gossip)
  • Kim Kardashian says North will have to work for everything, just like she did. (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • These stars are happy being childless. (PopSugar)
  • Christy Turlington “bumps” it forward. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • OMG: Mama June from ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ is dating a convicted child molester?! (TMZ)
  • Why did Ariana Grande join Kaballah? (IDLYITW)
  • Geena Davis pretended to be a mannequin at Ann Taylor. (Evil Beet Gossip)
  • Is Chris Martin returning to Gwyneth Paltrow and leaving Jennifer Lawrence? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • Elizabeth Pena’s cause of death was alcohol-related. (PopCrush)
  • Amber Marchese felt like she was being “hazed” on her first season of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey.’ (Reality Tea)
  • Beverley Mitchell is expecting a baby boy! (Celebrity Babies – People)
  • Life’s a beach for Adam Sandler and his family. (Babyrazzi)
  • Kris Jenner says Kylie Jenner is NOT dating Tyga. (ICYDK)
  • Lauren Conrad lopes off her locks. (Celebuzz)
  • Colleen Shannon rocks a bikini. (Celebslam)
  • Nick Loeb says he ended his engagement to Sofia Vergara because she was “too career-focused.” (Celebitchy)
  • Kim Kardashian rocks a bikini on her Hawaii vacation. (Bossip)

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Beyonce & Jay-Z ‘worked out’ their marriage problems & ‘renewed their vows’

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Beyonce and Jay-Z seem tighter than ever. Who would have thought? They’ve had a hell of a year. The Met Gala elevator-drama, the wildly successful On The Run Tour, Beyonce’s Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs, and throughout it all, they’ve been battling the most serious crisis their marriage has ever faced. It really looked like they were headed for divorce there for a while. But now they’re not. They took an extended break in Italy and France and now they’re in London, soaking up the art. And apparently the worst is over. People Mag’s sources say that Bey and Jay are so strong, they even renewed their vows. Huh. Usually that’s the kiss of death for couples (example: Mariah and Nick).

What breakup rumors? Beyoncé and Jay Z have faced a whirlwind of whispers in recent months that they were on the rocks and ready to split, but now it appears the couple are doing well!

“They did have major problems,” a source tells PEOPLE. “But they worked it out and they’ve renewed their vows.”

Also confirming their relationship is on steadier ground: the pair have been been seen house hunting in Paris several times over the past month. “They’re looking for a place,” confirms an insider. The properties they’ve toured so far have been nothing short of extravagant, including a villa near the Seine, a home in a gated community referred to as “Millionaire’s Row,” and a townhouse next to the Elysee Palace. The real estate news doesn’t come as a total surprise – Bey and Jay have been vocal about their love for the City of Light in the past.

“We love Paris,” Jay Z told the audience at the last show of the couple’s “On the Run” stadium tour there in September. “It’s special to us because we got engaged here, and this is where Blue Ivy was conceived.”

The recent news of the couple’s united front comes after a summer of breakup speculation, initially kicked off with footage of Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z in a New York City elevator in May. While the source admits the stars’ relationship can be strained, “they worked it out for [the sake of] their reputations and for [their 2-year-old daughter] Blue Ivy.”

And while there’s been no official word on talk of a possible pregnancy (and a rep for the singer did not respond to request for comment on the vow renewal), the source says the couple do have at least one collaboration in the works: a new album.

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Yeah, about those pregnancy rumors… Beyonce keeps posting photos of her bangs trauma on her Tumblr and some of the recent pics have her drinking wine. I doubt she’s knocked up, so don’t bring out the pillowy conspiracies! As for their love of France… I didn’t know they felt that strongly about it. I didn’t know Blue Ivy was conceived there (was Beyonce there? haha JK) That seems like a very Kimye admission, honestly, although Kanye said earlier this year that he and Kim conceived North West in Italy (Rome, wasn’t it?). Us Weekly’s sources also claim that Bey and Jay want to partially raise Blue Ivy in France and they hope she’ll learn how to speak French too. How Jolie-Pitt of them!

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Zoe Saldana Stylish In Stripes

Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly HillsNow while Kate Middleton’s baby bump may not be all that evident yet, Zoe Saldana’s definitely is- LOL. You can tell she’s due pretty soon, and she’s pregnant with twins, no less, so there’s no hiding her belly. Love that striped shirt. Is it just me or are there are lot of stripes this season? RELATED: Zoe Saldana dishes on her pregnancy, including her due date!

Zoe and husband Marco Perego were checking out a house. Looks like they’re buying a home for their soon-to-be brood. I don’t envy Zoe trying to deal with welcoming kids (twins!) and get settled in a new house. Neither one of those things is easy on it’s own, and combining both of them? I feel exhausted just thinking about it.

Lucky for Zoe, I’m sure she’ll have plenty of help, though. That should make things easier. Somewhat.

Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
Pregnant Zoe Saldana Goes House-Hunting In Beverly Hills
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Kate Middleton First Public Appearance Since Announcing Second Pregnancy

Prince William & Kate Watch The Horse Guards ParadeYesterday was a good day, health-wise, for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Kate Middleton). She was able to make her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy. Kate joined Prince William in welcoming President of Singapore Tony Tan and his wife, Mary, when they arrived in London. RELATED: Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting baby #2 in April 2015!

The Duchess even felt comfortable enough to attend the Horse Guard Parade, which was part of the welcoming ceremony for the President and his wife. She looks fantastic, as always. Now I’m sure there will be people who can claim to see a baby bump, since she’s made it into her second trimester, but I’ll be honest: I don’t see it in this coatdress.

During her first pregnancy, Kate wasn’t showing until well into her second trimester, possibly the beginning of her third. She might start showing earlier this time, since the baby bump can show up a little earlier in subsequent pregnancies, but she’s so slim, I’m not holding my breath- LOL.

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Prince William & Kate Welcome Singapore President
Prince William & Kate Watch The Horse Guards Parade
Prince William & Kate Watch The Horse Guards Parade
Prince William & Kate Watch The Horse Guards Parade
Prince William & Kate Watch The Horse Guards Parade
Prince William & Kate Watch The Horse Guards Parade
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Duchess Kate wears plaid McQueen for her first public event in months: lovely?

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Yay!!!! Duchess Kate finally came to a scheduled event. She didn’t cancel at the last minute! This is Kate first public appearance since her second pregnancy was announced. It’s also her first public event since August 7th (the Tower of London appearance with William and Harry). Kate is said to be in the beginning of her second trimester and the worst of her hyperemesis gravidarum seems to be past. It was also announced over the weekend that Kate is due in April… doing the math, that means that she’s probably about 13-14 weeks along, I’m guessing. When the palace announced her due date, they also stressed the fact that Kate is expecting “a baby,” as in NOT twins. Just FYI.

As for this appearance today, Kate and William joined the Queen in welcoming the president of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, at Buckingham Palace. There was some sort of carriage procession. Kate wore a plaid Alexander McQueen coatdress which is utterly appropriate. It’s a demure, professional length and the fabric is heavy enough to ensure no “flouncy skirt blow-ups” or Marilyn Moments. Kate also wore a Jane Taylor hat. You can read more about the event here.

As I said, I think Kate looks completely appropriate. The coatdress is boringly pretty and smart, her hair isn’t flying all over the place and she’s put on some much-needed pregnancy weight, which is good. I’m glad she’s able to keep some food down. I hope this is the first of many appearances she makes during this pregnancy!

Kate is also due to attend the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 awards in London tonight. Since she wore McQueen during the day, I’m thinking…Stella McCartney?

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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds in his & hers Gucci at the Angel Ball: sexy?

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Here are some photos from last night’s Angel Ball 2014 in NYC. The biggest stars of the red carpet? Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. This was their first red carpet as a couple since Blake announced her pregnancy. They wore his-and-hers Gucci for the evening – Ryan wore a traditional Gucci tuxedo while Blake wore a Gucci Cruise gown, which I’m assuming was made just for her and her growing baby bump. I actually love the way Blake looks here – the plunging neckline on her gown could have ended up really trashy (and there are some questionable angles, for sure), but overall… she just looks sexy to me. She looks happy and fertile and sexy. Ryan’s mom Tammy came with them too.

Also: over the weekend, Ryan was “joking” about the crazy names they could give their baby – go here to read. I think Blake and Ryan will probably go bland-to-hipster with the baby name. Like, Saffron Violette or Phinneus Asher. The name will be WASPy.

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More photos from the same event. Here’s Kris Jenner wearing too much makeup and a sparkly muumuu.

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Sofia Vergara in a very strange gown – she usually goes for this kind of silhouette but not this kind of pattern. I’m not sure what to think.

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Paris Hilton looking especially wonk-eyed.

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And finally, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. She’s knocked up too, but no one has paid that much attention to her second pregnancy.

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