Friday, June 15, 2012



Sarah Jessica Parker hosts $40K-a-plate fundraiser for Pres. Obama in her home

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 08:56 AM PDT

All morning, I've been reading all about Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour's fundraiser for President Obama. Is it really that unusual for celebrities to host a fundraiser for Obama? Media outlets are going kind of crazy about it, that's why I ask. At the end of the day, I think less than 50 people were at the fundraiser (not including Secret Service) – so why is it such a big deal? Because the fundraiser took place in SJP's West Village townhouse, and because Anna Wintour (a "bundler" for Obama) was the co-host of the event. New York Magazine had a great piece on what was going down outside of the fundraiser – well-heeled chaos, basically, in which some very rich people couldn't shop for their wine. There was also this great story about a potential bitch-fight between SJP and Wintour:

Vogue editor and aspiring diplomat Anna Wintour added the role of interior decorator-in-chief to her titles this week by overseeing a decor overhaul at Sarah Jessica Parker's luxe home before President Obama's visit. Wintour — who's reportedly in the running for the US ambassadorship to Britain — was photographed with her daughter Bee Shaffer paying a visit to Parker and Matthew Broderick's West Village townhouse just as movers were hauling furniture in and out to prep for yesterday's $80,000-per-couple fund-raiser hosted by Wintour and the "Sex and the City" star.

Sources said the fashion oracle wanted to clean out SJP's "shabby chic" furniture. One told us, "Anna was going crazy about the decorating. She was having a lot furniture removed and sending all of SJP's tchotchkes upstairs.

"Some of the stuff in the house was shabby chic, and let's just say, Anna wanted less shabby, and more chic," the source added.

While Wintour, known for her painstaking planning of events like the meticulous Met Ball, was at Parker's place Monday, movers lugged in a piano. Parker was reportedly strolling nearby with her kids and a nanny. After Anna's work was done, sources said Parker and her brood had to adjust their routines.

"They've had to live upstairs in the house," said a source. "It's not like this is an event at the Trump SoHo — it's the place where [Parker] feeds her kids."

A small battalion of cleaners was spotted scrubbing door handles and windows outside the house. Yesterday, dozens of plump, white roses were delivered along with rental chairs, and a gardener planted mini- ferns out front. But a source close to Wintour downplayed her décor directions, telling us, "Anna didn't decide the décor. That was done in a meeting without her. Those pictures were just her walking into [the] house for her meeting. Furniture was being brought in and out, but not for Anna's benefit to preside over, They were in prep mode." Reps for Wintour and Parker had no comment.

[From Page Six]

I mean… I would insist on a professional cleaning service too, if I was hosting the president. But to completely redecorate the place? I wonder how much SJP ended up shilling out to get her house Obama-ready.

Would you like to know more about the event? Some guests: Meryl Streep, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, Michael Kors, Andy Cohen and Aretha Franklin, who left 20 minutes after the president arrived (??). Guess who didn't show up? Matthew Broderick!! True, he's doing a Broadway show right now and he had to perform. But if you were hosting the president, why not A) Arrange it on a night when you're off or B) Call in sick. During his speech, Obama told the assembled crowd:

“We’re going to have to fight for it because the American people are tired. They’ve gone through a very tough economy. They’re still having a tough time. And that’s why this election is going to be close. The other side is going to spend $500 million with a very simple message, which is: ‘You’re frustrated, you’re disappointed, and it’s the fault of the guy in the White House.’ And that’s an elegant message. It happens to be wrong. But it’s crisp. You can fit it on a bumper sticker. We’re going to have to work hard in this election. We’re going to have to work harder than we did in 2008.”

Barack later joked that “most of you are here to see Michelle. I always explain I rank fifth in the hierarchy in the White House: There’s Michelle, my mother-in-law, the two girls and Bo. So that actually makes it six. In terms of star wattage, people come to the White House and say, ‘Where’s Michelle?’ Some of you know that Michelle had some skepticism about a life in politics. I think that’s well-known. And so the grace and the strength and the poise and the warmth that she has brought to an extraordinarily difficult task as First Lady and still being the best mom couldn’t make me prouder. I’m very pleased she’s here. This is sort of our date night.”

When Barack later mentioned that GM is “back on top,” Parker and Broderick’s 9-year-old son, James Wilkie, started clapping impromptu. “That’s worth applauding,” Barack grinned as the guests laughed and joined in. “Right on cue.”

[Via Us Weekly]

That's cute about James Wilkie clapping. SJP was really proud that she was hostessing too, and during her introductory speech, she praised Michelle Obama as “radiant and extraordinary… You’ve done amazing important things these past four years. . . I very much look forward to the things you’re going to accomplish in the next four years.”

After the event, the Obamas headed to another fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel, where Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys performed. All in all, Obama raised a lot of money last night.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.
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Penelope Cruz’s dirty hair & beige Michael Kors: beautiful or busted?

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 08:13 AM PDT

I can't keep up with all of the film festivals these days – I thought the Los Angeles Film Festival didn't happen until October or November? But maybe I'm thinking about the AFI Film Fest or something? Anyway, last night the LA Film Festival began with the premiere of Woody Allen's new movie, To Rome With Love. Penelope Cruz stars in the film – this is her second collaboration with Woody, I believe. The first collaboration was Vicky Christina Barcelona, and Penelope ended up winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the role. In that film, she played a crazy, temperamental, bisexual artist. In this film, Penelope plays a hooker. Because Woody Allen writes so well for women.

Anyway, Penelope wore this Michael Kors which is… okay. I'm not in love with the color, but it's not bad on Penelope with her beautiful, dark coloring. On a blonde, it would look like oatmeal fug. My biggest problem with this look? Penelope's beautiful hair looks dirty and oily. What's the deal? Is that a style choice or is she really walking the carpet with dirty, unwashed hair?

Here's the trailer for To Rome With Love. It looks cute. Sort of. I do think it's nice that Woody is mining some fresh young talent like Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page.

I'm also including a photo of Julie Delpy because I love her un-Botoxed face, and Woody and Soon Yi. On the red carpet, Woody was asked about his recent "dinner" with Lindsay Lohan, and he said this: "I wouldn’t hesitate to use her in a movie because she’s a very talented girl. That was a social dinner [not for a movie]… I would not hesitate if I had something for her I would certainly call her.” Gross.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.
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Kate Winslet called “rude, mean and nasty” by Massachusetts locals

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 07:10 AM PDT

You know I'm not currently a member of The Kate Winslet Fan Club, but as I read this story in Radar/Star Magazine, I did feel a surge of sympathy for Winslet. The story actually reminds me of a tabloid story about Meryl Streep that we covered a few months ago – remember how one of Meryl's Connecticut neighbors was all "OMG, Meryl is such a bitch!!"? That's what this is like. Kate Winslet is working on a film in Massachusetts – I'm including some photos of her at work (with Ned RockNRoll in tow). Apparently, Winslet isn't super-friendly with the residents of this small town. So now the locals are flocking to the tabloids to bitch about Winslet.

The real Kate Winslet may not be nearly as sweet as her on screen persona! Kate rudely snubbed her adoring fans in the small town of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts recently while shooting her new movie Labor Day and Star magazine has exclusive details about her shockingly bad behavior.

“Kate was so rude, she never once acknowledged any of us, I was devastated,” hopeful fan Shanna Swan told Star. “She gave dirty looks to people in my town who waited hours to see her.”

Shanna grew up in the small town and has been a huge fan of Kate's since she was a child and said the actress was received with open arms from the town's people. “Upon her arrival everyone was yelling 'Kate we love you!' and you could hear everyone gasping with excitement when her black Cadillac pulled up.”

She said she had been waiting in the rainy cold weather with her young children to see the Oscar winning actress and was surprised when Kate refused to acknowledge the crowd of fans.

"I could feel and hear the excitement of everyone around me saying 'OMG is that Kate? When is she coming?' and there were lots of excited senior citizens. I witnessed several seniors asking the production staff if Kate would come and talk to fans and there were roughly 100 people waiting for her.”

Unfortunately, Shanna said Kate refused to look at the crowd and completely ignored everyone waiting to meet her.

"She always plays such warm people on the big screen, I thought she would be kind, so when she was mean, I was crushed," Shanna said. "I watched The Titantic 13 times when I was 12 years old, and Kate wouldn't even look up for a second to acknowledge we were all adoring her."

“Everyone in town was really hurt, and I could hear people calling her name. After she took off, one lady right next to me specifically said, 'Wow. How rude was that?'”

Now everyone in the small town is talking about Kate’s behavior, “She was just plain nasty. Kate was only on set for a short time and jumped back in her Cadillac and took off, without even a wave or thank you or a smile for us.”

“This was the first celebrity I’ve seen in my lifetime, and sadly the experience was hurtful to me and my entire town. Kate Winslet really left a bitter taste in our mouths.”

[From Radar]

So Kate is a massive bitch for just putting her head down and going to work rather than glad-handing the populace like a politician? She's not running for office – she isn't required to spend time with random people milling about. That being said… she could have spent some time with the locals, but I think the problem is bad staff work on the part of the film production and Team Winslet. Surely a producer or an assistant would have mentioned to Kate, "Hey, can you just go over there and sign a few autographs and smile for some photos? It would go a long way towards keeping the peace." But whatever. I don't care for Kate, but this isn't adding any fuel to my fire.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.
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LeAnn Rimes tweets Brandi a photo of Jake Cibrian, Brandi doesn’t respond

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 07:08 AM PDT

LeAnn Rimes went on another Twitter bender. Some of it was justified and kind of nice, some of it not so much. First, the nice. LeAnn's ex-husband, Dean Sheremet, tweeted about his grandmother's passing. LeAnn first tweeted, "@Deansheremet I'm so sorry. She looks so beautiful here, always did. Surreal, I hope you are ok. I can't imagine." Then she followed up with:

"@deansheremet she touched lives, helped raise a good guy. She lived a great life and left her mark. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” lives are meant to be celebrated. Thank God for those in our lives who help us grow and leave a beautiful mark. She’s singing with the angels AT A TABLE deane! :) ".

[Via LeAnn's Twitter]

Dean responded with: "Thanks Le, she loved you. Your condolences mean a lot." Yeah… I think that's nice. Dean and LeAnn were together for years and years, and it's nice that they can still chat (over Twitter?) with kindness about a relative's passing. Although I'm sure Dean still has some negative feelings towards LeAnn, she gave him a nice enough settlement that he got to move to New York, study at a culinary school and create a whole new life for himself. I kind of love Dean.

But, with the good comes the bad. Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, LeAnn was also tweeting incessantly about her "little man's" preschool graduation. On Wednesday, she tweeted the photo below of Jake Cibrian with the message "Had to share his luau fabulousness!!!! Mom and he are gonna rock out today. @brandiglanville have Fun!" Yes, she tweeted Brandi. About Brandi's child. And LeAnn included a photo. Because LeAnn can famewhore those kids out ALL DAY LONG.

Brandi never responded – at least not on Twitter. If I was Brandi, I would have just sent it to my lawyer. Some days, I can’t even believe LeAnn has the nerve. Anyway, LeAnn was unstoppable all day yesterday and Wednesday – and you know why? Because LeAnn has put herself in charge of Father's Day AND Eddie's birthday, which is tomorrow. I wonder what LeAnn bought Eddie for his birthday? You know that man loves his toys. He likes having his lady provide for him. So it should be epic.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.
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Rihanna doesn’t like her new size 0 ass, says she’s skinny because of stress

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 06:28 AM PDT


Earlier this week, Kaiser covered Rihanna “look at my nips” outfit in New York City and concluded that while Rihanna is pretty damn narcissistic, she also needs to take a break from everything. Let’s face it — the girl is in need of a long nap (among other things). Rihanna herself has given a new interview where she discusses how her fluctuating weight — higher last summer and lower just a few months later — and how she ended up in the ER after the Met Gala simply because she didn’t get any sleep the night before. Allegedly, Rihanna’s weight loss is also all down to stress, but unfortunately, she says that her schedule will not let up anytime soon. Riri’s got two more movies scheduled before she starts touring again next year. Also, she claims to hate her new size zero ass:


Rihanna is running herself ragged.

The unattached, “Where Have You Been” singer, 24, is at work on her seventh CD — and trying to squeeze in some more zzz’s! Recently, she opened up to Us Weekly about her jam-packed calendar — and the effect it’s having on that famous beach bod.

Recently, the pop diva made the leap from the recording studio to the big screen with her star turn in Battleship. “I want to do two more [movies] before touring again next year,” Rihanna gushed to Us of her filming experience, even though, “My schedule is crazy!”

So crazy, in fact, that the Barbados-born beauty was hospitalized for fatigue following her appearance at the Met Ball last month, where she stunned in a black, reptile-inspired Tom Ford gown.

“I got no sleep [beforehand],: Rihanna explained. “It’s harsh on your body!”

Her hospitalization — and her shrinking bod — have some fans fretting that she’s dealing with something more serious, though Rihanna assures Us her nonstop schedule is the only thing to blame.

“I’m a size 0 — and not happy about it!” she says. “I went way too far. I prefer myself a bit chunkier. I want my old butt back!”

[From Us Weekly]

If you do a search for Rihanna’s height on Google, the immediate answer that pops up is 5’8″ — which is one inch shorter than my height. I’ve never been a size zero and cannot imagine how little one would have to weigh to be a size zero at this height. In fact, at my very lowest weight, I was a size four and about 115 pounds, and my relatives honestly wanted to commit me to an eating disorder clinic based on appearance alone. The fact of the matter is that, while I obviously wasn’t an international pop star, I was tearing my hair out over graduate school (and other circumstances) and food just didn’t appeal to me. Sooo … I get the notion of stress as a (sometimes unintended) method of weight loss, but I don’t think that’s the case with Rihanna. Earlier this year, she was tweeting photos of her hot personal chef, who presumably whips up low-cal meals for her on the road. I also honestly don’t think that Rihanna is a size zero now. She’s small, yes. But she’s not emaciated.

To recap Rihanna’s butt situation, here it is last August in Barbados.


And here’s Rihanna’s butt in January in Hawaii. There’s a definite difference, but I don’t think she was a size 0 at that point, and I don’t think she is now either.




Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, Fame/Flynet, Rihanna’s Facebook, and WENN

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Does Justin Theroux hate “living in a fishbowl” as Jennifer Aniston’s piece?

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 06:28 AM PDT

All week we've been looking at photos of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux looking varying degrees of "loved up" in Paris. Even though the Pity Party Patrol accuses me of all kinds of negative thoughts against She Who Screams At The Ocean, I actually buy that Justin and Jennifer are "loved up". They are the real deal. It's not some sketchy situation where some faux-hipster dude is hired to be her official piece for a certain amount of time. JustJen 4 EVA!!!!! Anyway, I say all of that because In Touch and Star Magazine are both running anti-JustJen pieces this week, claiming that Justin is OVER IT. I covered some parts of the Star story yesterday, but here's In Touch's version:

Things aren't quite picture-perfect for Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston. Sources says Justin – an actor and writer who, until recently, treasured his low-key lifestyle in New York – is having a tough time fitting into his love's Hollywood world.

"He hates being approached by fans every time they go out," an insider says. "He feels like he's living in a fishbowl."

"He misses the freedom to be creative and funky," the friend says. But then again, "He has met people he never dreamed of meeting."

Lately, Justin's nostalgia for his pre-Jen days has grown intense, so much so that he's reached out to Heidi Bivens, the woman he dated for 14 years before unceremoniously dumping her for Jen.

"He's expressed remorse about what he did to her," the insider reveals. "He really misses her. He feels like he lost his best friend, and now he thinks they should stay in touch."

Friends say that Justin went from being "the star" in his relationship with Heidi, a costume designer, to being Jennifer's "sidekick". A friend says, "In public, it's all about Jen."

Justin's feelings about Heidi are only one part of his general malaise, sources say. A prime example? Although the couple initially planned to share a home in Manhattan, they've all but relocated to California. "He misses his old life," a friend explains. "He misses hanging out with his artist friends and their intellectual conversations."

"Still, Justin doesn't want to break up… he really does love Jennifer."

[From In Touch, print edition]

LOL @ "He misses hanging out with his artist friends and their intellectual conversations." OMG, are you saying that Jennifer Aniston doesn't have intellectual conversations?!? Ask her about her hair, and you shall receive a masters thesis on the subject. Also: this dude counts Terry Richardson as one of his BFFs. I’m just sayin’… let’s not hop on the “Justin is an intellectual” PR campaign.

Now, does Justin look remorseful or like he's full of dread and angst for a hipster life not led? Not really. Justin makes the occasional pissy face, but for the most part he seems fine with being photographed with his lady. And I think the whole Heidi Bivens thing – where he began seeing Jennifer Aniston, THEN split up with Heidi and made her move out of their apartment (even though she probably could have claimed common-law-wife status) – all of that says to me "Justin is moving on to bigger and better things!" In his own mind, that is. Maybe he does feel wistful about Heidi, but then Jennifer buys him another toy or something pretty, and he forgets all about Heidi Whatshername.

Photos of Jennifer and Justin exiting their hotel on Thursday, courtesy of Fame/Flynet.
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Lindsay Lohan is the living embodiment of cracked-out cognitive dissonance

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 04:27 AM PDT

Over the past year, I feel like we've been inundated by Lindsay Lohan's crack-boobs. She's been flashing them all over the place – her Playboy photo shoot, on the beach, in front of Terry Richardson's camera, and just last week, on a boat during filming of Liz & Dick. We've all seen her t-ts. Most of us have seen even more than that. But Lindsay still wants us to know that she's a genteel, modest young crackhead child who will not do anything revealing on camera. Because Lindsay Lohan is the cracked-out embodiment of cognitive dissonance. So, remember how Lindsay should praise The Great Cracken In The Sky for allowing her to be cast in yet another Hollywood film? She was cast as the "star" of Bret Easton Ellis's new softcore p0rn/noir, The Canyons. Big news, right? Except Lindsay doesn't know if she wants to do it – because she's so choosy! And because there might be nudity, and she's too precious to show her bits and pieces.

Lindsay Lohan hasn’t yet signed the contract to star in Bret Easton Ellis’ new movie, The Canyons, because of concerns about being nude in the movie, is exclusively reporting.

As we previously reported, Lindsay, 25, has been cast in the famed author’s next movie. He tweeted the news on Monday, saying: “Shooting THE CANYONS starring James Deen and Lindsay Lohan: July 9-31 in L.A. Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it…”

Even though Lindsay was cast in the role, it’s not a done deal. “She hasn’t officially signed the contract yet,” a source close to the actress tells us.

“Lindsay and her team are concerned about the nudity that is involved. Lindsay would be required to do full frontal nudity, and the sex scenes are very, very graphic. Yes, Lindsay has posed nude for Playboy, but doing it in a movie is completely different. Lindsay needs to make sure that she is comfortable with it, and that this is something she can handle as an artist. It’s expected that Lindsay will sign the contract in the next two weeks, as filming begins at the beginning of July. Lindsay has admired Bret’s work for a very long time, and one of her favorite movies is Less Than Zero,” the source added.

As has previously reported, Lohan rear ended a dump truck on Pacific Coast Highway last Friday. The Porsche, driven by Lindsay, was totaled and the accident sent the actress and her assistant to the emergency room. Both were later released and miraculously didn’t suffer serious injuries. The Santa Monica Police didn’t request a blood sample from Lindsay Lohan when she was in the emergency room after she rear ended a big rig truck.

“Lindsay was given a portable breathalizer test along with several other field sobriety tests and she passed them all. She did everything that was asked of her and cooperated fully. This is why the cops didn’t request a blood sample from Lindsay, as they concluded that she wasn’t under the influence and didn’t need to be given a blood test. Lindsay was shaken up obviously about the accident, but that is to be expected. The cops told her that she was lucky to be alive, and her seat belt absolutely saved her life,” the law enforcement source previously told us.

[From Radar]

Yes, the "source" is Dina after several hours with a bottle of Jose Cuervo.

If Lindsay wasn't a former child star with huge knockers, she would already be doing p0rn to make money. But perhaps I'm discounting Lindsay and Dina's incessant crack hustle. The budget for The Canyons is teeny-tiny, really dirt-cheap. I think Lindsay is angling for more money, thinking that "all of the big stars" get paid more to do nudity on film. Trust me, she's THAT delusional.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Pacific Coast News, Terry's Diary.
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Is Chris Evans headed for a “nervous breakdown” or merely an existential crisis?

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 04:16 AM PDT

Agent Bedhead covered a lot of Chris Evans news back when he was promoting Captain America and The Avengers. I remember reading some of her coverage and thinking to myself, "Surely Bedhead is overselling this whole 'Chris Evans is a neurotic bastard' thing." But she wasn't. He is really, really neurotic. It's kind of charming and kind of annoying. Charming because you don't often see good-looking male actors who openly admit to being lost in the dark, bottomless pit of despair, anguish and full-fledged panic, and the fact that Chris talks about it so openly in rather refreshing. Annoying because, like Kristen Stewart, he's an adult and this is his job – stop twitching and learn to deal or go home. Anyway, The Enquirer has an interesting piece about Chris and how friends worry that he's on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Chris Evans has admitted needing therapy for anxiety triggered by his intense schedule since the movie's success – but friends fear "Captain America" is actually headed for a nervous breakdown!

"Chris is fine when he's working on a movie set, but all the other stuff – the meetings, the press interviews, being asked to talk before a group – just cripple him," divulged a friend. "He's left events and even auditions, running away in a cold sweat."

It got so bad he finally sought therapy, and now the student of Buddhism is dreading the upcoming sequels for both "The Avengers" and "Captain America."

Said the friend: "We fear Chris is going to have a nervous breakdown when he should be his happiest."

Revealed another pal: "Chris still finds himself losing it at the most crucial times."

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

I think the fact that he was (or is) in therapy is a good sign. My guess is that he began to have panic attacks, which can be quite crippling (you feel like you're having a heart attack). Chris has said in the past that he thought his fear/neurosis was brought on by having to promote films he wasn't proud of – like, his body was forcing him to have an existential crisis or something. I don't know. I kind of buy that Chris is having legitimate issues and this isn't his "emo shtick". But I doubt he's on his way to a nervous breakdown.

Photos courtesy of Details Magazine, WENN, Fame.
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Prince William is “painfully embarrassed” by Duchess Kate’s flirtations with Harry

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 04:16 AM PDT

Last week, during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, I carefully noted "Duchess Kate and Prince Harry seem especially close. Just sayin'." Many of you agreed with me, some of you thought I was a horrible monster for even suggesting that Kate and Harry had a friendly, flirtatious and somewhat adorable relationship that may or may not end up in ginger babies. I will say this – I wasn't the only one who noticed. LOTS of people noticed how giggly and flirty Harry and Kate were together. Even Prince William noticed. And In Touch Weekly claims he was royally pissed ("pissed" in the American vernacular, meaning "angry" – not in the British vernacular, meaning "drunk").

On June 5, following the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, Prince William reprimanded his wife for what he thought was "painfully embarrassing" inappropriate behavior between Kate and Harry!

Harry and Kate were particularly cozy during the royal balcony appearance, while William stood formal and rigid in contrast.

"Having Harry there, whome she adores, relaxes her, because he makes jokes as a way to get through the day. She gets the giggles and forgets the world is watching her," an insider tells Star. "But William told Kate is was flirting and that it wasn't appropriate."

Kate didn't take his complaints sitting down, insisting that he was being "incredibly unfair" – which caused a blowup. "In Kate's mind, for William to suggest that was was absurb… in the past, Kate would have agreed with William and apologized, but instead she fired right back at him and that took him by surprise."

Insiders say that Kate's affections for her brother-in-law are strictly platonic and she was absolutely not flirting with Harry – she was just talking to him as her friend.

Back in May, during a polo match, something similar happened too: "Harry was complaining about how hung over he was, and Kate was saying, 'Oh you poor darling!' and making a fuss over him. They were huddling together, whispering, just like they did at the Jubilee."

Meanwhile, William is at a loss at to why Kate and Harry find life in the spotlight so daunting.

"William has been trained to be King his whole life, so he can't relate to their feelings. Wills always wanted Kate to be more confident at these big royal events. But now she's so relaxed that she isn't mindful of how William views her behavior."

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

Obvious, the whole "Harry + Waity = Ginger Babies" thing is a lot of fun, and people have very strong opinions about it. I tend to think Kate has come too far, and Waity-ed for so long, she's not going to mess up her gig by boning the Hot Ginger Prince. Maybe she's tempted, or maybe she just likes to "mother" Harry, which is another dynamic I could see playing out.

Now, do you think William would really be angry with Kate (and Harry, to a lesser degree) because of this? Eh. Sometimes I think William is humorless and dull like his father, but I tend to think that he's fine with Kate spending time with Harry. I don't know though… it will be interesting to see if Kate and Harry continue being so flirty and cute together publicly.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.
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Mad Men bitch-fight: January Jones “is completely jealous” of Jessica Paré

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 04:15 AM PDT

January Jones was known for her ice-cold vanilla bitchery, on and off screen for several years. My take: January had so much success with the "Betty Draper" character because that was close to who she is – somewhat superficial, bitchy, vapid. But! My feelings towards January changed when she got knocked up by a mystery man and gave birth to an oddly adorable gingery baby. January really does seem "softer" now – and I'm referencing her personality. Maybe she's not actually nicer (or maybe she was never as big of a bitch as people claimed), but there was a change, both in her and in public perceptions of her. Anyway, Star Magazine claimed that January has reverted to her ice-cold bitchy ways by Mean Girl-ing the new "pretty girl" of Mad Men, Jessica Paré. I'm not sure if I believe it.

Jessica Paré catapulted to fame after her Mad Men character, Megan, said "I do" to Don Draper and serenaded him with a saucy rendition of "Zou Bisou Bisou" during the season-five premiere. But January Jones has been left green with envy.

"January is furious because she pretty much has no story line this season, not to mention that she has to wear a fat suit!" a source tells Star. "Meanwhile, Jessica is an overnight sensation."

And January isn't hiding her feelings. "January is so completely jealous that she has been treating Jessica like complete crap," the source explains. "January feels like she used to be the sexy star of the show and now she's been downgraded – and it's really upsetting to her. Plus, she feels downright gross in the fat suit and boring makeup."

But January has only herself to blame for her on-set situation.

"January had a horrible attitude while shooting," claims the source. "Now, hopefully, she'll change her behavior before it's too late."

[From Star, print edition]

Did January really have a "horrible attitude"? I've never heard that. I don't think she's BFFs with her Mad Men costars, but it's not like everyone was badmouthing her. As for the fat-suit thing – she was still pregnant when they began filming the fifth season, and Fat Betty was Matthew Weiner's solution to the issue. I've read interviews with January where she made it clear that she was simply happy to be included in this season of Mad Men too, so I don't think she was plotting away against Jessica.

Now, let's take a moment and discuss Jessica's new status as "It Girl" – I think it will fade. The Megan character had some great moments throughout the season, but the reviews for Jessica are mixed, to say the least. I think Jessica hopes she'll get a major boost from Mad Men, but I have my doubts as to whether she'll be able to deliver much beyond the show. We'll see.

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