Prince George only wants one thing for Christmas
A recent estimate indicated Prince George is worth about $3.6 billion. And yet, there's apparently one thing the royal 4-year-old doesn't have. During a visit to Finland this week, George's dad, Prince William, caught up with Santa at Esplanade Park's Christmas market in Helsinki. William took advantage of the opportunity by sharing a handwritten Christmas wish list his son had drawn up. "Dear Father Christmas," the note read before listing five numerals, all ready to be filled in with things he'd love to find under the tree this year. There was only one item on the list — a police car. "Love, George," he closed the note. Here's hoping the palace has a really big chimney.
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Britney Spears kisses Sam Asghari at the Lakers-Warriors game
The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors' game on Wednesday, Nov. 29, went into overtime before the Warriors won, 127 to 123. But it doesn't look like basketball was the only thing on Britney Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari's minds that night. The PDA-prone couple, who met in 2016 on the set of her "Slumber Party" music video, spent plenty of time using their courtside seats to smooch, hug and snuggle up to one another while Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball duked tried their best to take down Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Brit and Sam brought Britney's kids, Jayden and Sean, along for the fun.
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You can now pretend to try on Meghan Markle's engagement ring
The Meghan Markle/Prince Harry engagement buzz may have officially gotten out of hand. It seems Us Weekly has unearthed a website where those of us who do not happen to be engaged to a prince can go and pretend to try on the ring Harry designed for his soon-to-be wife. The site, Diamond Hedge, uses augmented reality technology to allow users to pick a setting — in this case, Us says it would be a three-stone yellow gold setting with a cushion cut diamond and stones from the late Princess Diana's collection — upload a photo of your left hand and then find the right size to fit your hand. We'd try it ourselves but we're too busy trying on the augmented reality version of Queen Elizabeth's crown.
Did Selena Gomez just hit back at The Weeknd for deleting picture of her from his Instagram?
Points for creativity? After The Weeknd deleted every photo that contained his ex, Selena Gomez, or a reference to her in it, Selena posted a selfie showing her eyes x'd out and the words "all apologies." Something tells us that's code for a sarcastic, "Oh, now I'm dead to yo?" rather than a heartfelt, "I'm sorry you're hurt enough that you can't have my face on your social media anymore." The Weeknd's deleting spree went down amid weeks of headlines about Selena rekindling her relationship with her ex, Justin Bieber. More fun facts to complicate matters: the two unfollowed one another on Instagram a while ago and while Selena hasn't deleted any pics of The Weeknd, he also unfollowed her friends and family. Meanwhile, he's reportedly been spending time with another ex, Bella Hadid — who seemed to dump Selena from her friends list when the singer started dating The Weekend, with whom Bella had just split. Yeah. Uh, maybe "X's" are kinda a propos. Whatever was up with the photo, however, Selena and The Weeknd were on good terms when she sat down with Billboard for the magazine's Woman of the Year cover. "I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life," she said ot eh relationship. "We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other]. And that was pretty remarkable for me."
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Halle Berry has a close call with a stingray
Nope. Nope. Nope. Vacations are way less fun when a venomous fish is involved. Just ask Halle Berry, who posted this pic from a snorkeling session in French Polynesia on Snapchat on Wednesday, Nov. 29. She captioned the cringe-inducing photo, "then a ray rolled up on me …" According to the Daily Mail, the perpetually bikini-ready 51-year-old is visiting the South Pacific with her boyfriend, music producer Alex Da Kid, 35. Halle and Alex reportedly met over the summer. They made their romance Instagram official in September.
Chrissy Teigen debuts baby bump No. 2
Hot mama! Chrissy Teigen introduced her second baby bump to the world on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Smithsonian Magazine's 2017 American Ingenuity Awards at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., where her husband, John Legend was being honored. Chrissy announced she and John were having another child shortly before Thanksgiving in an Instagram post in which Luna did the honors of answering her mom's question about what's in her belly. "Baby!" said Luna. In the caption, Chrissy assured us, "It's John's!" The pair conceived Luna via IVF. In January, Chrissy said their next child would be a boy based on the gender of the embryo they had not yet used.
Ariel Winter spends time with her dad amid ongoing bad blood with her mother
Ariel Winter isn't letting her ongoing bad blood with her mother come between her and her dad. The "Modern Family" star was spotted out and about in Los Angeles this week with her father, Glenn Workman, who was smiling as they headed to the doctor's office and ran errands, according to Just Jared. While Ariel seems to be on good terms with Glenn, she remains estranged from her mother Crystal Workman, whom she emancipated herself from after telling a judge her mother had physically and emotionally abused her. Despite Crystal's frequent assertions that Ariel is "starving" for attention and publicity, Crystal recently went on "Inside Edition" to talk about their relationship — and accuse her daughter of leaving her high and dry while she lives in a storage facility.
Matt Lauer takes refuge at Hamptons mansion amid sexual misconduct allegations
As the fallout from allegations Matt Lauer was responsible for sexual misconduct in the workplace continues, the former "Today" star is reportedly taking refuge in his $36.5 million house in the Hamptons. (Celebs, they're just like us. Ahem.) People reports Matt was seen leaving his house in North Haven on Thursday, Nov. 30, noting that he still appeared to be wearing his wedding ring. "His family is his focus at the moment," a source told People this week after he was fired. Matt has apologized for his involvement in the accusations levied against him, which he said had "enough truth" in them to warrant the mea culpa. Among the allegations were claims he gave a coworker a sex toy and explicitly sexual note as a "gift," and that he assaulted an underling whom he locked in his office by pressing a button under his desk.
Padma Lakshmi says 'it felt like someone died' on the 'Today' set after allegations about Matt Lauer surfaced
When NBC announced Matt Lauer had been fired due to allegations of sexual misconduct, Padma Lakshmi was on her way to shoot a cooking segment with him for the "Today" show, according to Us Weekly. Apparently stunned by the news, Padma acknowledged on Instagram that Matt was always "empathic, kind, totally appropriate, and respectful" around her. She also said it was strange showing up to the set after the bomb about his alleged impropriety went off. "I must say that in all the many years I have been on the @TodayShow I have only experienced a warm, cordial and respectful environment. When I walked into 30 Rock it felt like someone had died," Lakshmi, 47, wrote. "The mood was somber to say the least, shell shocked would be more accurate. Like finding out your dad has been cheating on your mom and the happy family you thought you were living in is in fact broken," she wrote. "But as someone who has experienced sexual assault and sexual harassment I know how hard it is to come forward or even properly process that it is indeed happening to you. Especially when it's someone who holds such a high place in one's profession," she continued. "I don't know who the women who have come forward are but I can tell you how hard it is to even admit that it's actually happened. You feel utterly intimidated and often blame yourself. There is little upside for a victim speaking out. And as a victim myself I am thankful they did."
Jessica Chastain talks gender balance on sets
Jessica Chastain just wants to see a more equitable Hollywood when it comes to the roles women and men fill on movies. Speaking to Holly Hunter on Variety's "Actors on Actors" series, the "Molly's Game" star explained (via Page Six): "I didn't experience anything different in terms of working with a woman to working with a man. For me, filmmaking isn't gender specific, which is why we need more women in filmmaking, because women can do it too, right?" She went on to say, "When there's more balance on set in terms of more women on the crew, more women in positions of power — it's just a healthier set to be on," adding that equal gender representation seems to make everyone "happier." When Holly pointed out Jessica's film "Molly's Game" was "female" without being "fetishizing," Jessica quipped, "There was no shots of the camera going up my leg."