Archives for the month of: February, 2013

The The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are keeping a low profile on their “babymoon” to the idyllic island of Mustique.

The couple – expecting their first baby in July – are staying at a five-bedroom villa set in lush gardens, which normally costs an eye-popping $25,000 a week. Also enjoying paradise are Kate’s parents Carole and Mike and siblings Pippa and James.

On previous visits, William, 30, has stopped by to grab a drink and play the piano at the bar at Firefly, and together the couple have participated in Sunday night Karaoke at Basil’s Bar.

But on this visit, the couple are mostly keeping to themselves, and they have good reason.

With a staff of six (including a chef on standby), a 60-foot infinity pool and a media room and guest cottage, the villa has everything they need. And, best of all for the private couple, it’s completely hidden from the main road and with just the tips of the pitched roof line visible from the beach down below.

PHOTOS: William and Kate: In Love . . . with Children!

The stunning beach, which many believe to be the finest on the island, is just a short walk down a private path from the house. On their past trips the sporty pair made several trips a day down that path to stroll on the beach, take quick dips in the ocean and also to snorkel well past the rocky outcrops that border the cove. The beach is still public however, and the couple save their sunbathing for the villa’s expansive pool deck.

From the lounge chairs, pregnant Kate, 31, will be able to look along the surface of an infinity pool and out to the other islands of the Grenadines spread out in the ocean below.

Mustique, a favorite of the Middletons for years, and made famous by William’s great aunt Princess Margaret and her friends in the 70s, ensures the privacy of its high-end visitors. A local tells PEOPLE, “The island is locked-down – that always means some royalty is here.”

When they return, William is due back at his north Wales base, from where he flies search-and-rescue helicopters, while Kate is scheduled to visit a drug treatment center in London that is run by one of the charities she supports, Action on Addiction.

PHOTOS: British Royal Maternity Fashions

Just three weeks after Mindy McCready lost her boyfriend, songwriter David Wilson, the embattled country singer has suffered another setback.

In an emergency hearing on Wednesday, a judge ordered McCready to be committed to a treatment facility to cope with mental health and alcohol issues. During the hearing, McCready, 37, admitted to drinking too much alcohol, blaming her overindulgence on her grief at Wilson’s death.

McCready’s two children – Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months – have been removed from her home and are currently in foster care.

Zayne’s father was David Wilson. Zander’s father is singer Billy McKnight.

“As you can imagine, the tragedy of David Wilson’s death has been devastating and crippling to Mindy and her entire family. We can confirm Mindy was admitted to an in-patient facility yesterday,” McCready’s rep tells PEOPLE.

“While taking appropriate and much needed time to grieve, her sons have been placed in foster homes where they are comfortable and cared for. We have no further statement at this time. Thank you for your patience, understanding and sensitivity.”

It’s not the first time that trouble has found McCready, who has a long history of drug abuse, arrests, rehab and suicide attempts.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Billy McKnight calls the latest development “devastating” and is trying to gain sole custody of his son. McKnight acknowledges that he has faced his own personal demons. He once battled substance abuse, and was arrested after a 2005 physical altercation with McCready. (Although he was initially charged with attempted murder, the charge was later reduced to misdemeanor assault.) After serving 30 days in jail, McKnight says he sought help for his issues and turned his life around.

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Despite his difficult past, McKnight, 46, says it’s all behind him. “I’ve been sober for years,” he says. “All those problems ended when Mindy and I split up. I have been doing everything right. I’m gainfully employed, doing well in my career. I am clean. I live in a gated community. I can provide for Zander and give him stability.”

McKnight has a lawyer and will be heading to Arkansas. “I’m going to fight for my son,” he says. “I can’t even talk to him and ask him how he’s doing, because the Arkansas courts took Mindy’s word that I was dangerous. It’s time for me to fight for Zander’s best interest. I want my son back.”

McCready could be in treatment for up to 21 days. Meanwhile, authorities in Cleburne County, Ark., are investigating the circumstances surrounding David Wilson’s death.

Although initial media reports claimed that Wilson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police have not yet ruled the case a suicide. (A source in the Sheriff’s office tells PEOPLE that investigators are awaiting autopsy, ballistic and toxicology reports to determine how, exactly, Wilson died.)

McCready has neither been named nor cleared as a suspect in Wilson’s death.


At age 35, Ashton Kutcher is busier than ever.

The Two and a Half Men star, who turns 35 today, is in the midst of his second season with the hit CBS sitcom. He also just wrapped production on jOBS, in which he portrays the late Apple icon Steve Jobs.

Oh, and did we mention he totally bounced back from his divorce from Demi Moore by dating his former That ’70s Show co-star and Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive, Mila Kunis? Not bad.

To celebrate the hunk’s 35th birthday, Celebuzz is giving you a virtual tour of his style evolution over the years.

Launch the gallery, above, to see how Kutcher’s look has evolved from a twentysomething bachelor, to a suited up professional to scruffy-casual and beyond.

jOBS had its first premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, in which it received mostly mixed reviews from critics.

Read Celebuzz’s take on the movie here.

Launch the gallery above to see Kutcher’s many looks.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Prabal Gurung

Target’s latest designer collaboration doesn’t officially hit stores until next week, but it already has more than a few famous fans — and many of them were on-hand to celebrate the collection’s launch at a blowout bash in New York City last night.

There aren’t many up-and-coming designers who have the honor of being the guest of honor at one of New York Fashion Week’s hottest parties. But then again, there aren’t many designers like Prabal Gurung.

Ever since launching his own collection in 2009, the former Bill Blass designer — whose fans include everyone from Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama to Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Amanda Seyfried has been a red carpet favorite, with a following as diverse as it is famous. So it’s no surprise that a bevy of fashion A-listers and celebs came out to fete the talented designer with a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Not just your typical fashion launch party (think: cocktails, photos and air kissing), fashion and film’s finest, including Carey Mulligan, Rashida Jones, Olivia Thirlby and Elizabeth Olsen, celebrated Gurung’s new Target collection with a carnival.

Yep, you read that right — a carnival. And we were on-hand to witness the real-life carnival set in the middle of Manhattan, complete with rides, cotton candy, fortune tellers and more.

Did we mention the star-studded fashion festival included a performance by Ne-Yo? Oh, and the chance to shop the collection before it hits stores on Feb. 10.

Check out all the stylish stars who joined in on the fun at the Prabal Gurung for Target Launch Party.

Will you be lining up to scoop up some items from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection?

Preview the collection here. Then tell us what you’ll be buying below.

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Well that’s not a very good way to encourage sales!

Adam Levine released his new microphone-shaped fragrances for men and women Wednesday night at an El Lay Macy’s.

When asked about the scent, the scruffy looking Maroon 5 singer said: “It smells like sh*t.”


Actually, he was just kidding! Levine quickly added:

“It smells really good. Well, I couldn’t really conceive the idea of not loving whatever it was. The task was to make something that I would wear. So that was a process and we finally came to a great conclusion and it smells great. I fully endorse it and I’m really happy because it has my name on it.”

Phew! We were getting nervous there for a second.

Later that night, Adam reassured fans that whether you buy the men’s or women’s, you’ll smell a-okay!

He tweeted:

2 facts about my fragrance 1 men wont smell like a bad 80s movie 2 women wont smell like a stripper (not that theres anything wrong w/ that)

— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) February 6, 2013

Okay, we’re feeling much better about this now.

Maybe at his next launch he won’t make such sh*tty jokes. LOLz! But seriously.

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So cute, so innocent.

We hope it lasts!

Kendall and Kylie Jenner strutted down the runway at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection presentation during New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.

The girls looked beautiful in bold red Badgley Mischka gowns with their long dark hair trailing down their backs.

Kendall was definitely the more risque of the two in a beaded cap-sleeve gown with a keyhole cut-out at the bust, while Kylie looked demure in her sleeveless dress. That is, until she turned around to reveal a draped open back!


Check out more pics of the sisters in the gallery (below)!

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  • Sean Lowe leads seven women on a canoe ride across the waters of Lake Louise on “The Bachelor.”Credit: ABC/DAVID GRAY

    Bachelor Sean got physical with the ladies on Tuesday night’s episode of The Bachelor — but not necessarily in the way the remaining nine ladies might have hoped. The strapping Dallas native, who has already had the women saw through logs, smash into each other in roller derby practice, and get down and dirty in the sand during a beach volleyball tournament, has another exciting challenge up his sleeve.

    But first, the one-on-one date. The ladies have left the clear skies of Montana for the even cleaner air of Canada, and they chat excitedly as they patiently await the arrival of — knock, knock — the date card. Giggly Seattle native Catherine gets the coveted one-on-one, and can hardly keep the grin off her face as she bundles up and gets dropped smack in the middle of the tundra to await Sean’s arrival.

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    And what an arrival it is! The bachelor opts for a snow bus to come and sweep Catherine off her feet, and despite the blustery weather (“We’re being pelted with snow flakes and ice flakes and it hurts!” he declares), she loves it. The pair attempt to sled in the freezing temps, but Catherine is game, frolicking and making snow angels and excitedly rolling with the punches, just like Sean had hoped.

    At dinner that night — in a castle built of ice, no less — he makes a few googly eyes at her as they snuggle up under a blanket and reveals that he’s “crazy” about her. No new vocabulary here, but Catherine returns the sentiment and gets the rose in exchange.

    The next day, seven of the ladies get their turn to play in the cold during the week’s group date. Sarah, Lesley, Daniella, Tierra, Lindsay, Selma and AshLee awake bright and early to find themselves having to do some quick math down by Lake Louise. Seven girls, one Sean, three canoes. Who’s going to be with — and it looks like Lesley’s already hopped into the canoe with Sean. Should’ve been quicker on the draw, ladies!

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    The ladies gripe about the cold as they attempt to paddle their way through the icy water, but the fun doesn’t end once the canoes have reached the opposite shore. No, no. Sean has another proposition in mind for the ladies, and it doesn’t involve hot cocoa and group snuggling.

    The bachelor tells the women that they’re going to take part in the Lake Louise Polar Bear Plunge, which is exactly what it sounds like: Diving headfirst into the icy cold water in bikinis. A few of the women sound doubtful, but ultimately only Selma opts to sit out the challenge. The remaining six ladies decide to go all-out, even though, as Lesley so astutely observes, “my ass is numb and my toes are numb.”

    And into the water they go! Over a soundtrack of triumphant music, the ladies gleefully plunge into the water and then run back to the tents to warm up — all, that is, except for Tierra, who begins screaming and turning popsicle blue.

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    “I want to do anything I can to help, but I’m clearly not a professional,” Sean says as he cuddles up to Lesley and looks slightly put off by Tierra’s theatrics. The drama queen gets taken away wrapped up in an orange bag.

    After debating whether or not she should be taken to the hospital (third time’s a charm!), the EMTs ultimately decide that the bachelorette’s body temperature is warming back up, and she just needs some rest back inside the hotel. As she’s pushed — in a wheelchair, of course — into her room, a panicked Desiree and Catherine burst in to see which of their girls was injured.

    Oh, her. After saying a few half hearted “feel better” remarks, the girls bow out of the room to leave the mascara-streaked bachelor to her own misery. Sean makes a surprise appearance later in the day to check in on her, and Tierra positively lights up.

    “You keep managing to find one-on-one time with me,” he grins. Oh, and how.

    PHOTOS: Tierra tumbles down the stairs 

    That night, the rest of the ladies shed their chilly lake-side gear and get dressed for their night with Sean, looking forward to a drama-free evening. And save for the multiple heartfelt confessions, it is drama-free — until Tierra comes knock, knock, knockin’ on the cabin door, dolled up after her bed rest.

    The rest of the ladies aren’t too thrilled to see her, but Tierra is determined to get the rose. Unfortunately for her, then, Sean awards the coveted flower to Lesley, whom he “turned a corner” with that night. Cue seething looks from the hobo goblin.

    Later, after the women have returned to their suite back at the hotel, Sean still has something itching at the back of his conscience, and he decides to come clean with the ladies. Ever the rule-breaker, he pays them a visit and steals sweet Sarah away for a “private talk.”

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    “I’m in trouble,” she jokes nervously as he leads her down the hallway. And then what happens next proceeds to be the most awkward, heart-wrenching breakup ever.

    “I so appreciate you showing me pictures of your family and everything,” he begins, as Sarah gets a knowing look in her eyes. “But if I’m being completely honest, I felt like we were reaching. I don’t know if you felt it or not, but … it hasn’t been there.”

    By the looks of Sarah’s increasingly somber expression, she’s been blindsided. But to her credit, the Los Angeles-based advertising executive holds her own and doesn’t break down until after she’s said her goodbye to the gals and is packed away snuggly into her departing SUV.

    “I just don’t want to be told forever how great I am, what I deserve,” she says as she wipes away tears. “I just don’t want to be told that forever. And it’s just sad to think about, like, how did Sean see it and feel it in the beginning?”

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    After that heavy conversation, Sean’s in need of a pick-me-up. Or maybe a drop-me-down. The bachelor’s second one-on-one date of the week is with Desiree, whom he’d tricked at an art gallery just a few weeks before. Knowing that her confidence was shaken last week, Sean does the only logical thing any good boyfriend would do — bring her to the top of a mountain in Banff National Park and make her rappel down the side of it.

    Turns out, despite Desiree’s fears, the date is “a lot like a relationship: You start off worried or scared about what it could possibly be,” but then realize that it’s not so bad after all. Huh. The things these women are learning on The Bachelor

    After climbing a few trees and smooching at high altitudes, the two retire to dinner in a teepee (complete with a campfire inside, of course). Desiree lets down her guard a bit, admitting that she and her family were once so broke that they had to live in a tent. Sean takes this admission as a sign of vulnerability, and he loves it, planting a big wet one on her and giving her the rose.

    PHOTOS: How did it all begin for Sean?

    At the rose ceremony the following night, Desiree, Catherine and Lesley are safe with their chipper red flowers, while the remaining five women await their fate. Selma, who dared to kiss Sean on national TV against her mother’s wishes, and Daniella, who bemoaned never getting a one-on-one chance with the bachelor, are sent home, leaving Tierra, AshLee and Lindsay standing at the end of the night.

    “I have had a rough go with love and this definitely does not feel good,” Selma sniffled during her final confessional. “I came here to fall in love and I’m leaving with a memory. …it’s really hard to leave while Tierra’s in there having a glass of champagne and celebrating. 

    “But,” she says ominously, “I hope Sean will figure her out soon. Everything rises to the surface.”



    Honey Boo Boo” star Mama June tells TMZ … she’s dropped more than 100 POUNDS in the past 2 years — and claims she did it all WITHOUT DIETING OR A GYM!

    The TLC reality superstar says she weighed in at 365 lbs when she first starting taping the show back in January 2011 … but has since slimmed all the way down to a trim 263 lbs.

    So what’s her secret? June says she credits the whole thing to her active production schedule … because she sure as hell hasn’t cut back on the ‘sketti, Ramen noodles and cheese puffs.

    “I haven’t done any surgeries … no diet pills … never went to the gym,” June says … “but with the show I’ve been more active.”

    She continues, “They have me running around and going different places … I guess it’s paying off.”

    Top Gear

    After looking for the nation’s toughest trucks, the guys of Top Gear are now on the hunt for America’s toughest car. There are only two rules for this search: each car has to be at least 20 years old and cost no more than two grand. Other than that, anything goes…of course, because this is Top Gear.

    Before we get into tonight’s episode, let us wish a very happy birthday to Adam Ferrara, who celebrated his special day last Saturday – by freezing his behind off in Iceland filming another segment for the show. Happy birthday, Adam. The things you do for our entertainment will never cease to amaze.

    Now let’s get to the action. Our heroes meet in San Bernardino to compare their choices for the contest. Rut arrives in a ’90 Volvo wagon, which Adam describes as a “piece of crap.” Adam’s selection is a ’92 Chevy Caprice, “another old person’s car” according to Rut. That leaves Tanner, who shows up in a cloud of dust behind the wheel of a 1987 Toyota Corolla, which he has to enter through the passenger’s door.

    The first challenge is, obviously, a drag race – a practical must for any Top Gear head-to-head-to-head matchup. Tanner takes an early lead and cuts off Adam, while Rut just kind of hangs back and contemplates his Volvo’s lack of power. Adam eventually passes “Race Boy” and wins the race, while Tanner gets bleeped. His ego might be a little bruised after that.

    Challenge number two takes place at the shooting range of San Bernardino Sheriff’s Training Facility, which Tanner lovingly describes as “a bullet strewn hellhole.” As you can guess, this task requires shooting each other’s cars with a shotgun, and seeing what happens. Tanner has way too much fun blowing out windows on Adam and Rutledge’s cars, so Adam gets his revenge by annihilating the Corolla’s driver’s side window and putting a few holes in the driver’s door, too.

    But it gets worse for these veteran vehicles. A guy from the bomb squad (or at least that’s what his shirt says) arrives with explosives to see if the cars can survive being blown up. Awesome fireballs ensue to go with the shooting damage. The challenge goes down as a draw. Our heroes still have to drive their newly remodeled vehicles on to their next challenge, and they shockingly all start, although they’re much less pretty than they used to be.

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    Bob Marley

    Happy Birthday to:

    Reggae icon Bob Marley (1945; d. 1981)

    Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan (1993)

    Actress Alice Greczyn (1986)

    Ex-Mr. Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries (1985)

    Actress Alice Eve (1982)

    Model Calum Best (1981)

    Actress Alison Haislip (1981)

    Actress Kim Poirier (1980)

    Actor Josh Stewart (1977)

    British singer Rick Astley (1966)

    Guns ‘n Roses singer Axl Rose (1962)

    TV star Megan Gallagher (1960)

    Actor Robert Townsend (1957)

    Actress Kathy Najimy (1957)

    Singer Natalie Cole (1950)

    Actor Michael Tucker (1944)

    Actor Mike Farrell (1939)

    Actress/sex symbol Mamie Van Doren (1931)

    Actor/director Rip Torn (1931)

    British actor Patrick Macnee (1922)

    Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917)

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