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Hot Harry back in fatigues

September 7, 2012 17:06:13 Posted at September 7, 2012 17:06:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Prince Harry will spend the next four months in Afghanistan. It was always planned that he’d be heading back out there. The timing though is rather curious. You could say that this was the intended schedule from the very beginning. Or you could analyse this sh-t to death and look at it like this: A. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart’s first post-scandal red carpet

September 7, 2012 16:27:55 Posted at September 7, 2012 16:27:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, FameFlynet, Splash, Jason Merritt/Getty

Very well done. Even if the hits are coming, you take them anyway. It’s a character building approach. And it’s a much stronger strategic move than that apology. A friend and I were discussing this last night. He compared the apology, the delivery of it, the desperateness of it, the theatricality of it, to 10 Things I Hate About You, or any dramatic declaration in a high school movie in which one of the leads expresses to the other lead, in the most public way possible, like in the cafeteria, that I Love You or I Miss You. Full Story

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Keith Urban and Idol

September 6, 2012 20:11:53 Posted at September 6, 2012 20:11:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’ve been hearing from readers in Australia who’ve written to tell me about how Keith Urban was on The Voice down there. Apparently he was an excellent judge, very popular, and it boosted his profile, probably album sales too. Urban of course has been rumoured to be negotiating for a spot on the panel for Mariah Carey’s American Idol. Full Story

Ex-Church Wife & Fake Church Wife

September 6, 2012 17:15:15 Posted at September 6, 2012 17:15:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Fame/Flynet, Nancy Rivera/Splash

The Style Awards happened last night in New York. Katie Holmes was there to present an award to Carolina Herrera, her first official appearance since telling Tom Cruise she wanted a divorce through her publicist and just two days before she presents her Holmes & Yang collection for the first time at NYFW. Full Story

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Selena Gomez: on having a blast (and is Emma Watson?)

September 6, 2012 16:59:19 Posted at September 6, 2012 16:59:19
Duana Posted by Duana
Wenn, Fame/Flynet, Splash

I never went backpacking in Europe.   It was the preferred fantasy in my high school class – go to Europe where there’s “culture” - but my parents had me over a barrel with the twin realities of I had already been to Europe (with them, as if that counts), and they would yank my university tuition if I defied them. Full Story

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The Great Porny Unveiling

September 6, 2012 14:49:21 Posted at September 6, 2012 14:49:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We’re 4 days away from Jessica Simpson’s post-pregnancy body unveiling on Katie Couric’s new show on Monday. While she tries to sweat off as many pounds as possible until then, details about her weight loss progress, or lack of progress, have been released. All of it, of course, in service of Porny’s deal with Weight Watchers in her role as the company’s spokesperson. Full Story

The judge’s wife has three lips

September 5, 2012 18:19:37 Posted at September 5, 2012 18:19:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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TMZ just reported that Mariah Carey’s American Idol is supposed to start auditioning in two weeks and so far she’s the only judge. Yeah? What’s the problem? TMZ says the problem is that producers are hoping for 4 judges; two of them - Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban - are still negotiating their deals and they’ve no ideas for the final person on the panel. Full Story

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Jim Carrey’s rebound

August 30, 2012 16:27:12 Posted at August 30, 2012 16:27:12
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I was a big fan of Jim Carrey when I was a kid. In Living Color was one of my touchstones, one of my earliest influences and it (and Kids in the Hall--hands down, Canada’s most important cultural export besides Strange Brew) was one of the first things that made me want to be a comedian. I loved Carrey on that show. Full Story

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Mrs Cambridge is the ultimate team player

August 30, 2012 15:15:57 Posted at August 30, 2012 15:15:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Pool/ Chris Jackson/ Getty

Prince William and his Catherine were at the Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics last night. Click here if you missed those pictures. They were back out today for Goalball (this sh-t is CRAZY and you should try and get a game in if you can) and at the velodrome for track cycling. Full Story

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Will, Kate, Harry, and the Paralympics

August 29, 2012 14:04:57 Posted at August 29, 2012 14:04:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

St James’s Palace has released a provisional Paralympic attendance schedule for Prince William, his Catherine, and Prince Harry, subject to change, of course, especially if anything else breaks and for my report on that from yesterday, please click here Full Story