The (two) Week(s) in Kate: Kate Moss’ bizarre beach get-up, Kate Middleton’s nurse commits suicide following prank

Kate Moss at beach

By Kate Torgovnick

It’s been a very busy two weeks. And while it meant that I wasn’t able to bring you the Week in Kate last week, I am making up for it with a special double edition today. It looks like the other Kates, Katies, Catherines and Katys of the world have been equally busy. Here, your roundup of name-specific news from the past two weeks.

  • Can anyone here explain to me Kate Moss‘ beachwear in this shot taken in St. Barts this week? I just don’t get it. [Daily Mail]
  • After a four-day stay, Kate Middleton left the hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness. Of course, her hair looked perfect. [CBS News]
  • While Middleton was in the hospital, two Australian radio DJs prank called her hospital and were patched through and given actual medical information about the Duchess. The two DJs quickly issued a public apology. [NBC News]
  • But sadly, the nurse who connected their call committed suicide just days after the incident. [Huffington Post]
  • Apparently, the nurse left three suicide notes. [NDTV]
  • Singer Morrisey bizarrely blames Middleton for the incident, which just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. [NY Daily News]
  • Meanwhile, Prince William attended The Hobbit premiere without Kate. Did I mention the movie was AWESOME? [CBS News]
  • Jessica Hay is at it again. The one-time roommate of Kate Middleton says that she and Prince William will be very “hands on” parents. []
  • Yay! The royal family has reinstated their holiday staff party, which was discontinued in 2010. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Meanwhile, Kate’s wedding dress designer—Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen—hopes to design the Duchess’ maternity gear. [USA Today]
  • And speaking of Kate’s closet, sister Pippa Middleton showed up to a book party in a purple peplum dress that the Huffington Post dubbed “a misguided attempt” to channel her sister.
  • Mega producer Kathleen Kennedy shares why it took 13 years to make Lincoln, and why she considers it a thriller. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Katie Lee, i.e. Billy Joel’s ex, is now casually dating Russell Crowe. [Daily Mail]
  • Kate Hudson says she usually takes 5 to 15 minutes to get ready in the morning. So jealous. [Just Jared]
  • Ugh, Hudson also apparently starts her holiday shopping in October. Who is this woman and why is she so efficient? [Us Weekly]
  • In case you missed last week’s awesome episode of Glee (I am so back on the New Directions bus), Kate Hudson and Lea Michele performed “All That Jazz,” like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger before them. This video rocks. [Perez Hilton]
  • Miss Kathleen introduces us to the World’s Strongest Librarian. [Mental Floss]
  • Katie Holmes has been named as having the Best Revenge Body of 2012. No, I still do not understand the term “revenge body.” [SF Gate]
  • Well, Holmes did look stunning in purple at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief concert at Madison Square Garden. Purple? Bold choice! [Celebrity Gossip]
  • The night before, Holmes hit a gala party with champagne in one hand and Diet Coke in the other. [Us Weekly]
  • Katie Collier is sitting on the sidelines, watching her University of Washington teammates play. She has a knee injury. [Seattle Times]
  • Kate Upton has inspired a song called “Body.” [Daily Beast]
  • She also stars in this Bruce Weber film for Vogue Germany to the tune of “It Had To Be You.” [E! Online]
  • Upton looks dashing on the cover of British Vogue. [Business Insider]
  • And Kate Upton was also the 6th most-searched person in the U.S. this year. [Time]
  • The BBC’s new head of drama is one Kate Harwood. [The Guardian]
  • Katy Perry may soon be an Oscar nominee. The California Girl is on the Academy Award shortlist for Best Original Song for the track “Part of Me,” released with her concert movie last summer. Cool, but I think that’s cheating. [CelebBuzz]
  • Meanwhile, Yoko Ono performed covers Perry’s “Firework.” [After Elton]
  • Perry incites ire when she says “I’m not a feminist.” [Slate]
  • And admits that she almost always wears Spanx. [USA Today]
  • Oh no! Katy Perry had to duck to avoid ex-husband Russell Brand at lunch. [Us Weekly]
  • Thought Catalog explains “How to be Mary-Kate Olsen.” Their piece begins: “Dress like an unmade bed. Wear a bush as a sweater. Wear a teepee as a coat. Lie on the side of the road and let a car mow over the edges of your outfit.”

  • Kate Bosworth is the face of TopShop’s holiday collection, starring in the video above. [NY Daily News]
  • And Bosworth looked stunning in winter white at the launch of the Target + Neiman Marcus holiday collection. [E! Online]
  • Here’s another amazing white gown, this time from Katherine Jenkins. [Daily Mail]
  • Meanwhile, Jenkins spills her guts about life on Dancing with the Stars and beyond. [Daily Mail]
  • And looks into her family tree. [Wales Online]
  • Kate Gosselin admits that she doesn’t keep the Santa Claus illusion up at home. []
  • Katy B drops a new EP, to nice reviews. [Washington Post]
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones doesn’t want to be the “poster child” for bipolar disorder. [Us Weekly]
  • Kate Walsh hit the beach in Miami with boyfriend Chris Case. [Us Weekly]
  • Walsh is in Miami after attending the wrap party for “Private Practice.” The show is dunzo after 111 episodes. [Daily Mail]
  • Speaking of Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes tells Oprah that Katherine Heigl’s harsh words about the writing on Grey’s back in the day did indeed sting. [Zap2It]
  • Eddie Murphy has edged out Heigl as the most overpaid actor of 2012. [Huffington Post]
  • Kate Winslet turned up for the Christmas Carol Concert in New York, which benefited her Golden Hat Foundation. [Celebrity Gossip]
  • When Anderson Cooper asked James Van Der Beek about Katie Holmes, his Dawson’s Creek co-star, his awesome response was, “Yeah, well I love talking about people I worked with 10 years ago.” [Huffington Post]
  • Meanwhile, Holmes looked adorable making her way through the crowd for her play Dead Accounts. [Daily Mail]
  • And her co-star Judy Greer raves about her work ethic. [Just Jared]
  • And finally, Katie Couric’s “Katie” has been declared the top new syndicated talk show of the year. [The Futon Critic]
Any Kate-related news I missed? Leave it in the comments section.


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  1. [...] apparently very committed to the cause of finding the strangest beach ensemble ever. Last week, she amazed us by combining and neon yellow top and striped bathing suit bottoms with a leopard print belt. But [...]

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