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Kate Middleton really is pregnant; world spins off axis

Kate Middleton pregnant

By Kate Torgovnick

Kate Middleton is pregnant. No, for real this time.

St. James Palace announced the news earlier today, confirming that the Duchess of Cambridge is 8 weeks along. Tabloids have been buzzing for weeks that Middleton was pregnant, after her former roommate Jessica Hay claimed it to be true. However, it appears that Hay — who has also claimed to the press that she shared an intimate kiss with Duchess when they were teens — did not have any real insider info and was simply spreading rumors. After all, the tabloids have not been exactly trigger shy in proclaiming Middleton to be with child at the mildest of signs, from her refusing peanut butter to her tummy looking a millimeter away from flat.

So why is the royal family announcing this news before Middleton even crossed the 12 week mark? According to the Daily Mail, Middleton checked into King Edward VII Hospital last night, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute type of morning sickness. Middleton reportedly started feeling sick this weekend while at her parents’ house. When it became clear that she was severely dehydrated, she and Prince William drove to the hospital rather than call for an ambulance. Prince William stayed at her side while she received a drip to boosts fluids and nutrients.

Doctors at the hospital assure there is “no cause for alarm,” though sources are reporting that hyperemesis gravidarum can last for months. “As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter,” St. James Palace announced.

The royal family is reportedly “delighted with the news” that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are having a baby. Before the announcement was made, there was a mad dash to inform the family, with Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth receiving the news only hours before the world did.

Meanwhile British Prime Minister David Cameron has spilled how he heard about the pregnancy. “I was handed a note in a meeting,” he said. “And I have to say, it was difficult to keep it a secret.”

The Daily News reports that website Ladbrokes has started a betting pool for the baby’s name. Elizabeth is the 8-to-1 favorite if it’s a girl, while Diana has a 12-to-1 advantage. For boys names, many are betting that the couple will go with George or David. Here’s hoping they shock everyone and pick a crazy name. Let me suggest Squeak.


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Kate Middleton loves her some guinea pigs almost as much as she loves field hockey

Kate Middleton plays field hockey in heels

By Kate Torgovnick

Kate Middleton spilled her guts to a group of students at St. Andrew’s, the school she attended from 1986 to 1995 and the place where she met Prince William, on Friday. One tidbit she revealed: that she loved guinea pigs when she was a kid. In fact, her family had two as pets. One was named “Pip,” after Pippa. The other one was named “Squeak,” which was apparently Kate’s nickname at the time. Yes, you heard that correctly. Pip and Squeak. At least the Middleton family has a sense of humor?

The Duchess of Cambridge also revealed that, when she was in school, she envisioned herself becoming a teacher.

“It is such a treat to be back here at St Andrew’s. I absolutely loved my time here. They were some of my happiest years,” Middleton said in a speech. “In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I had to leave, I told my mother that I was going to come back to be a teacher. While that didn’t quite happen, I was thrilled to have been asked back today on St Andrew’s Day.”

Middleton also shared why she loved school so much. She joined a group of 12-year-olds to show off her field hockey skills, despite wearing a posh Alexander McQueen coat and high-heeled boots.

“It was while I was here at school that I realized my love of sport,” Middleton said in her speech. “Sport has been a huge part of my life, and I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunities I had to get outside and play in such wonderful open spaces.”

She did not, however, answer the million dollar question: Why the nickname Squeak?

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Oliver Sarkozy’s ex wife supposedly “loves” Mary-Kate Olsen

By Kate Richlin-Zack

According to Us WeeklyMary-Kate Olsen has received the seal of approval from her boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy’s ex-wife.

Charlotte Sarkozy, 42, and the half brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy split in 2010, after 13 years of marriage. They have two children — Julien, 11, and Margot, nine — and it seems that MK’s way with the kids was the key to Charlotte’s approval. A source explains, “Mary-Kate always includes her. MK asks her permission about things that concern the kids. So Charlotte loves her!”

Yeah, doubt it. I personally don’t think it’s even possible to be friends with your boyfriend’s exes let alone “love” them, but that’s just me. If the 26-year-old child actress-turned-fashion designer and her boyfriend’s former spouse have truly figured it out, more power to them!

MK and Oliver — the managing director of the Carlyle Group’s global financial services division — currently live in a $6.25 million East Village townhouse in NYC. They have been criticized throughout the course of their seven month relationship because of the age difference. Well, maybe if it didn’t look like he was kidnapping her in every paparazzi photo, the couple would face significantly less criticism.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy


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The Week in Kate: Kate Moss topless again, get ready for Katie Holmes 2.0

Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss Interview magazineBy Kate Torgovnick

As per usual, it looks like the Kates, Katies, Catherines, and Katys of the world have been mighty busy this week. Here, your weekly roundup of name-specific news.

  • It’s the ’90s all over again. Kate Moss has posed topless (for perhaps the 10th time this year?) with Naomi Campbell for the cover of Interview magazine. The alternate image for prudish countries, shown here, has them in black gowns and floppy hats.  [Huffington Post]
  • Speaking of Moss, she headed out on the town with husband Jamie Hince, to a pop-up club sponsored by Prada. []
  • Kathleen Turner directs and stars in the play “The Killing of Sister George,” currently running in Hartford, Conn. Naturally, she plays a troubled actress who is irate that her character — Sister George — has been killed off a popular radio show. [West Hartford News]
  • Kate Middleton and Prince WIlliam fit in with the locals at an antiques fair in Anglesey on Tuesday. []
  • Apparently, Middleton is going through a bit of a homebody stage. She has also taken up embroidery. [STV Entertainment]
  • Columnist Katy Burns is frustrated by the Twinkie ordeal of the past few weeks. Here, a look at what the snack food means to us. [Concord Monitor]
  • Katherine Heigl put her 3,700-square-foot Los Feliz home on the market for $2.659 million. The four bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, two story Southern Colonial-style house features French doors, high ceilings, and two fireplaces with verandas overlooking manicured grounds, a swimming pool, and  spa. For that price, she’s practically giving it away. [LA Times]
  • Kate Matthews, known for cartooning about cancer, shares why it’s important to joke about something that is so not funny. [Huffington Post]
  • Look! It’s the first trailer for “Black Rock,” the movie starring Kate Bosworth and directed by Katie Aselton. []
  • Columnist Kathleen Parker on the “double standard in affairs.” [Washington Post]
  • has dubbed the woman formerly known as Joey Potter and Mrs. Tom Cruise Katie Holmes 2.0. [NBC Chicago]
  • Holmes has devised an interesting system for signing autographs for fans after her Broadway play, “Dead Accounts.” She has security gather up playbills and signs them in the comfort of her dressing room. Hey, it’s cold outside. [Village Voice]
  • Katie Roiphe has released a new book, and by the title, I think this site can get behind it. It’s called “In Praise of Messy Lives.” [NY Times]
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Some advice for Kate Middleton on how to style her new bangs

Kate Middleton's bangs By Kate Torgovnick

Kate Middleton has always been a champion of the side part. The Duchess has worn her hair the same stunning way for years—until yesterday, when she was spotted with long, center-parted bangs. Not only does she not look happy about her hair evolution, but sources say that she is truly on the fence. According to The Daily Beast, when a spectator in the crowd complimented Middleton on her hair, she replied, “I’m not sure about it.”

I have some advice. Because, essentially, Middleton now has my haircut.

First, bangs have a certain undone quality to them. Which does not play well with Middleton’s usual hair trick–curled ends. Kate, go straight! I think your bangs will look far better with dryer straightened hair or, gasp, your natural wave.

Second, don’t mess with your part. These bangs are very, very long, and the center part only calls attention to them. They will look much better with your usual side part–they’ll cut across your eye in an ultra alluring way.

Third, get your stylist to blend in that one piece that is jutting out. It needs a snip. Badly.

And step four, smile!

Try these things and then make a decision on whether to grow the bangs back out. I’m thinking they could be edgy and super cute, if styled correctly.

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Katherine Heigl’s looks smokin’ for her birthday weekend

By Kate Richlin-Zack

Katherine Heigl celebrated her birthday this weekend with hubby Josh Kelley and mom Nancy in Beverly Hills. Decked out in an ocher blouse with jeweled neckline, black skinny jeans and knee-high boots, the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star looked gorgeous as the trio dined on Robertson Boulevard. [Celebrity Gossip]

What’s next for the Emmy Award winner and animal rights activist? Katherine will lend her voice to the animated flick, “The Nut Job,” scheduled for a 2013 release. The film, directed by Peter Lepeniotis, will feature an all-star cast including Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser. Where has that guy been for, oh, the entire 2000s?

See the movie poster after the jump.

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The Week in Kate: Kate Middleton shares her photographs, a woman named Catarina auctions her virginity

By Kate Torgovnick

Thanksgiving week was a busy one for the Kates, Katies, Catherines, and Katys of the world. As per usual, here is your roundup of the last week and a half in name-specific news. You know, to catch you up for the days ahead.

  • Australian tabloid New Idea is reporting that Kate Middleton is pregnant. How do they know this? Because one of Middleton’s oldest friends, Jessica Hay, told them so. But before you get too excited, you should probably know that Hay has a long history of making up stories about the Duchess and may not even know her at all. [Fox News]
  • Meanwhile, Middleton has shared seven amazing photos she took while in Borneo with Prince William. The one above makes me want to get on a plane, stat. [Guardian]
  • And the editor of The Irish Daily Star has resigned over her decision to publish Middleton’s topless pics. [ABC News]
  • Rumor has it that Kate Stoltzfus of “Breaking Amish” apparently has her eyes on a spin-off. []
  • Reviews are streaming in for Kate Earl’s new record, Stronger. This first one … isn’t so good. [NY Daily News]
  • A Brazilian college student named Catarina Migliorini has auctioned off her virginity for $780K. Apparently, she has done this for a good cause—to build homes for the needy in her hometown. [Fox News]
  • Kate Upton has landed a 60-second Mercedes-Benz ad during the Super Bowl. Page Six reported that she had booked the high profile ad even though she doesn’t have her driver’s license.
  • However, Upton took to Twitter to let the world know that she does. She wrote, “My mom this morning ‘did your drivers license expire?’.. No why?… ‘Because the news is reporting it did.” []
  • Upton also posted photos of her Thanksgiving vacation, writing “Jet ski time?” []
  • Speaking of Upton, here’s what she looks like without makeup and with her glasses on. Yep, still beautiful. [E! Online]
  • And here she shares a photo of herself with her equally stunning mom. [Examiner]
  • Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill talks about becoming a feminist icon. [A.V. Club]
  • MTV has picked its cast for “Teen Mom 3″ and there is a Kate on the roster—Katie Yeager of Wyoming. She explains on Facebook, “I think the show is honest and doesn’t sugar coat situations. Being a part of it has given me an opportunity to be able to show my daughter that her dad and I have struggled and made sacrifices for her simply because we have unconditional love for her.” [Starcasm]
  • Looks like Katy Perry might have taken Jon Mayer home for the holidays. The pair were spotted in Santa Barbara on Wednesday. [The Sun]
  • Love this floral dress Perry wore to the Dream Foundation Celebration. However, hate the belt. [Just Jared]
  • Katherine Boo talks winning the National Book Award for Behind the Beautiful Forevers. [EW]
  • Meanwhile, Katie Holmes went home to Ohio for the holiday. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • She however did not cook. “Me in the kitchen is a comedy,” she tells Vogue. [Huffington Post]
  • A decade after the end of “Dawson’s Creek,” Katie Holmes say that she still isn’t able to choose between Dawson and Pacey. But she can pick her favorite movie, “Annie Hall.” [Zap2It]
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Kate Moss says her back tattoo is worth millions

Kate Moss has a tattoo from Lucian Freud

By Kate Torgovnick

Kate Moss believes that her tramp stamp, err, lower back tattoo is worth millions. Why so expensive? Because the tatt was inked by painter Lucian Freud.

In 2002, Moss said in an interview that Freud was the person in the world she would most like to meet. Soon after, his daughter Bella Freud called up Moss to broker a chance for the two to meet.

As Moss explains, “[He] told me about when he was in the navy, when he was 19 or something, and he used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors. And I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s amazing.’ And he went, ‘I can do you one. What would you like? Would you like creatures of the animal kingdom?’ I said, ‘I like birds.’ And he said, ‘I’ve done birds. I’ve got it in my book.’”

In the end, Moss opted for two swallows. And, should her career tank, the two birds are her backup plan.

“I mean, it’s an original Freud. I wonder how much a collector would pay for that? A few million?” she says in her Vanity Fair cover story, reports the Huffington Post. “If it all goes horribly wrong I could get a skin graft and sell it! It’s probably the only one on skin that’s still around, because when he was in the navy he was about 19. Can you imagine?”

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Kate Walsh explains why she spent the night in jail

Kate Walsh on Rove LABy Kate Torgovnick

Kate Walsh let a little secret spill while appearing on the talk show “Rove LA” this weekend—that she has spent the night in jail. Why, you ask? Apparently, Walsh threw a cue ball through a mirror at a bar.

“I’m Irish-Italian,” said Walsh, explaining the incident. “Some things happened.”

As Walsh tells the story, right before she moved from Chicago to New York, she was playing pool with a friend at a bar when he got in a verbal tiff with a bartender. Walsh says that her cue ball toss happened “in slow motion.”

But the police did not take it easy on her.

“I was a little bit bullied. I had to ride in the back of a cop car with a repeated offender,” Walsh says. “She asked me if I had any warm clothes because she told me it was going to be very cold in prison.”

Apparently, this establishment had never had a bar fight before Walsh’s ball-throwing hijinx. [Seattle Post Intelligencer]

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The Week in Kate: The story of Kate Moss’ discovery, Kate McKinnon makes another splash on “SNL”

The Kate Moss Book

By Kate Torgovnick

As per usual, it looks like the Kates, Katies, Catherines, and Katys of the world have been mighty busy this week. Here, your weekly roundup of name-specific news.

  • The Kate Moss Book has finally been published. [Daily Beast]
  • Speaking of Moss, she was apparently discovered at age 14 at JFK airport, while returning from a vacation in the Bahamas. Photos from her first photo shoot are now up for auction. []
  • Ellen DeGeneres says that she appreciated Kate McKinnon‘s spot on imitation of her on “SNL” last weekend. [EW]
  • Speaking of that sketch, in it McKinnon/Degeneres interviews one Anne Hathaway reviving her great impersonation of Katie Holmes. [Huffington Post]
  • The Kate pictured on the packaging for Kate’s Butter is a young child. But Kate herself is now 33-years-old. She is kind of like our Wendy. [Mainely Media]
  • Katy Perry and John Mayer got super-snuggly at a friend’s party. [Us Weekly]
  • And Perry has taken aim at Pandora. Yes, I mean the internet radio service. []
  • Perry apparently  believes that the lucky underwear she gave to Barack Obama might have helped him win the election. [NY Daily News]
  • But the best Katy Perry story of the week: she made the Daily Beast‘s list of the 8 biggest Elmo scandals. Well, at least her cleavage did.
  • Kate Nash‘s new album, Girl Talk, will be out in 2013 and will be made with crowdfunded cash. In the meantime, Nash is releasing an EP to tide us over. [Consequence of Sound]
  • Many are up in arms over the announcement of Star Wars: Episode VII. But apparently producer Kathleen Kennedy is signed on for it. []
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is on a quest to de-stigmatize bipolar disorder. [People]
  • Katie Finneran has been called “virtuosic” in the Broadway revival of “Annie.” [NY Times]

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Mary-Kate Olsen gets manhandled by Olivier Sarkozy

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy

Normally, I would be all “awwwww” about photos like these of a celebrity couple being lovey-dovey in public, paparazzi be damned. But in this particular photo, it looks more like Olivier Sarkozy is annoying a scared puppy than cuddling wih his girlfriend, Mary-Kate Olsen, at a Knicks game. What do you think—cute or strange?

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy

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The Week in Kate: Katie Holmes is back on Broadway, Kate Moss strikes a pose with Rihanna

By Kate Torgovnick

As per usual, it looks like the Kates, Katies, Catherines, and Katys of the world have been mighty busy this week. Here, your weekly roundup of name-specific news.

  • Katie Holmes gets lots of applause in previews for “Dead Accounts.” [People]
  • And gives this great quote in an article about the play: “I still think of myself as Midwestern. I mean, I’ve had box wine. It’s good. And it’s a lot easier to open.” [NY Times]
  • Yee haw! Kate Walsh is working on a new sitcom. It’s loosely based on her life and her co-writer is her boyfriend. [Starpulse]
  • In the meantime, she’s “making the most of every second” she has left making “Private Practice.” [Access Hollywood]
  • She also posted a pre-election video explaining exactly why she supports Barack Obama. []
  • Katie Couric tours Staten Island and The Rockaways, two areas absolutely devastated by Hurricane Sandy. [Huffington Post]
  • Speaking of the hurricane, here’s a bizarre article from last Friday about the celebrities still without power in New York. Just saying’: odd angle, no? [E! Online]
  • Catherine Keener talks about learning to play the viola for her latest movie, about a string quartet falling apart on its 25th anniversary. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Sarah Ferguson, aka Fergie, wants people to focus on Kate Middleton‘s “great work” rather than her topless photo scandal. []
  • Speaking of Middleton, Kim Kardashian wants to visit her on her upcoming trip to the UK. [Huffington Post]
  • Middleton and Prince William go on a date to see “Skyfall.” [Perez Hilton]
  • And to a fundraising dinner for their alma mater, St. Andrews University, in London. [CBS News]
  • To this event, Midleton dared to wear a drew we’ve already seen. [Us Weekly]
  • Kate and sister Pippa also made an appearance at a charity shopping event. I’m guessing that she just didn’t find a new dress she loved there. [ABC News]
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were apparently thrilled by Barack Obama’s re-election and sent him a congratulations note. [Perez Hilton]
  • Some Kates who won in the election: Kate Harper was re-elected into the 61st district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Kate Brown won a second term as Secretary of State in Oregon, Kate Hogan won re-election for the Massachsetts state Senate, and Kathleen Kane was elected Pennsylvania attorney general.
  • Woo hoo! Keds has teamed up with Kate Spade. [Glamour]
  • Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” is a National Book Award finalist. [Huffington Post]
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