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. [Examiner.com]
  • 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.” [Examiner.com]
  • Upton also posted photos of her Thanksgiving vacation, writing “Jet ski time?” [Examiner.com]
  • 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]

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones appears on a very-airbrushed cover of InStyle magazine.
  • She explains to the mag why she doesn’t need a trainer. “I don’t need anyone to motivate me,” she says. “I love exercise, even things like the elliptical machine and stretching. It’s a legacy of dancing all those years.” [Radar Online]
  • And Zeta-Jones donated a pair of heels for an auction to raise money to find missing schoolgirl April Jones. [The Sun]
  • George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy talk about their first meeting. [Slash Film]
  • Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy go for a stroll in NYC. [E! Online]
  • YourTango picks 5 younger guys she might want to consider dating.
  • Kate Winslet chatted up Queen Elizabeth II about the joys of motherhood, as the queen bestowed her with a prestigious medal. [Us Weekly]
  • Winslet shows off said medal. [Maboot]
  • Winslet’s red gown from “Titanic” is expected to fetch $300K at auction. [Extravaganzi]
  • Robert K. Massie describes how he went about researching Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. [Rancho Santa Fe Review]
  • Woo hoo! Katherine is back on “The Vampire Diaries!” [Huffington Post]
  • Here, her best one-liners. [Celebuzz]
  • First a Kate Moss book. Now, a Kate Moss documentary is on the way too. [Styleite]
  • Meanwhile, Moss shows her nips at a party. [Daily Mail]
  • Pete Doherty tells the press that he recently got a concerned call from Moss, as she is worried about him. [Entertainment Wise]
  • Weird headline alert: “Kathleen Turner: The Go-To Gal When You Need a Powerful Dame.” [Courant.com]
  • Check out Kate Tucker’s abstract paintings. [Design Milk]
  • Katherine Heigl shops for Black Friday. [People]
  • Heigl will be a voice actress in the upcoming movie “The Nut Job.” [Just Jared]
  • And Kate Hudson takes her boys to a friend’s birthday party. [Just Jared]

Any Kate-related news I missed? Leave it in the comments.

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

  1. [...] second Super Bowl commercial—despite the fact that she didn’t have a drivers license. Upton took to Twitter to correct the record, as she is in fact a legal driver. Apparently, she didn’t need to be. [...]

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