Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle elope?
It's no secret Prince Harry has been a reluctant royal at various periods in his life, craving the low-key life of a regular Brit over the high-profile world in which his family exists. And while he's kept his romance with Meghan Markle as private as possible over the past 13 months, if Harry proposes, a royal wedding could force the couple into the spotlight in a major way. In the new issue of Us Weekly, an insider says Harry is already thinking about alternatives. According to the source. Harry has suggested to Meghan "that they could get married somewhere private and elope rather than have a showy wedding." As for the timing? Meghan turns 35 on Aug. 4. Despite the heaviness that surrounds the month for Harry, whose mother, Princess Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997, he reportedly "feels getting engaged will lift that gloom forever because he will be able to associate August with something joyful," the insider says. "He wants to get married and have kids," adds the source. "He's smitten."
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Lea Michele holds hands with a mystery man
Is there someone new in Lea Michele's life? The actress and singer was photographed holding hands with a mystery man in New York City on Tuesday, July 18, leading the old Interwebs to deduce he could be her new beau. JustJared reports fans are identifying the lucky guy on Twitter as Zandy Reich, the new president of the womenswear label Ayr, which, we gotta admit, seems like a lot of information to garner from the back of a dude's head. Last week, Lea marked the anniversary of her late boyfriend Cory Monteith's passing on Instagram with a photo of the two looking blissed out together and the caption, "4 years and it still feels like yesterday.. love you more C❤️."
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Kylie Jenner cozies up to her new wax figure
Kylie Jenner spent many of her teenage years giving her best sexyface to the selfie screen on her phone. So perhaps it's no surprise that when she came face-to-face with her own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood on Tuesday, July 18, she approached the mannequin the way she might approach her boyfriend on the dance floor, with a sultry expression, a gentle touch on the arm and a teensy skirt hike just for fun. "My wax figure is here. This is so creepy," she wrote on social media, sharing a less romantic snap of herself with, well, herself. Kylie added that she donated her actual dress from the 2016 Met Gala to the museum for the figure — and that she "made [the fake Kylie] FaceTime my whole family … " and "fooled everyone."
Princess Charlotte, 2, has mastered the royal curtsy
Did Princess Charlotte just perform her first royal curtsy? People dug up photos on Twitter showing the moment the 2-year-old tipped one bent leg behind her and bent into a perfect curtsy while saying goodbye to dignitaries before leaving Warsaw, Poland, with her family on Wednesday, July 19. Holding hands with her mom Duchess Kate, the blue and white-clad toddler was a vision of royal manners — but most of the people on the tarmac around her had their backs to Charlotte when she curtsied. On the bright side, she has plenty more opportunities to show off her princess skillz. The royal family's tour of Poland and Germany continues through the end of the week.
Celine Dion steps out in Paris with her twins
The twins are all grown up! Well, sorta. Celine Dion took her 6-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy Angélil out shopping in Paris this week and the adorable fam stopped to smile for photos. Other than a trip to Disneyland last fall, Celine has kept the boys mostly out of the media spotlight since the funeral for her late husband René Angélil in January 2016. "It's been a tough journey," she told E! News last year. "Like I say, many times, many people go through this, and you see your husband suffer for three years, and it's not what you want to see. So now I know he is well, and we live with him in a different way. And I see him through the eyes of my children every single day." Celine is also mom to a third son, 16-year-old René-Charles Dion Angélil.
Emma Watson asks for help finding her 'most meaningful and special possession'
Poor Emma Watson. The actress put out a call for help on social media this week after discovering she'd lost three silver rings while she was getting a spa treatment at the Mandarin Oriental Spa in London on Sunday, July 16. "Before my appointment I removed 3 silver rings from my fingers and put them in the safe inside the locker," she wrote on Facebook. "As of now they are missing. Were these just any rings I could accept this, but one of the them was a gift from my Mum. She bought it the day after I was born and wore it for 18 years, never taking it off, and then gave it to me for my 18th birthday. I wear this ring everyday, it is my most meaningful and special possession." She went on to ask, "If anyone was at the Mandarin Oriental Spa on Sunday from 3pm onwards and saw the rings or accidentally picked them up or knows anything about them, I cannot express how much it would mean if they came back to me – no questions asked." Emma has asked anyone with information about the rings to email email@example.com and promised to send a reward to info that helps her find them.
Kailyn Lowry invites Twitter followers to help her pick a baby name
Kailyn Lowry is likely to go into labor any day now and she's preparing by inviting fans to help her pick a name for the baby, which she's simply been calling "baby lo" for the time being. "I like last names for first names," the "Teen Mom 2" star tweeted over the weekend, "how do we feel about Murphy for baby lo?" Alas, 78 percent of followers voted against Murphy and Kailyn has yet to pony up any other suggestions. She did, however, suggest she could be having a daughter, correcting fans who asked if Murphy is a boy's name by saying she prefers the moniker "for a girl." The baby, whose father is Chris Lopez, will be Kailyn's third child.
Jennifer Lawrence vomits during '1984' on Broadway
Olivia Wilde wasn't kidding when she tweeted her stage riff on George Orwell's "1984" "is not your grandmother's Broadway." Multiple audience members have fainted since the show opened in the spring, thanks to a combination of elements including loud noises and what a theatergoer described to the New York Post as "a harrowing scene involving a rat." So when Jennifer Lawrence was spotted tossing her cookies the night she was in the audience, nobody was surprised. "Midway through the show, Jennifer Lawrence bolted from her seat. Several people saw her getting sick in the lobby. The ushers were very helpful and courteous in helping her out," a source told the paper. As it turned, Jen's illness was from actual germs. "She caught the stomach flu from her nephews," said a friend.
Evan Rachel Wood slams Ben Affleck over same-sex acting kiss comment
Two decades ago, "Chasing Amy" director Kevin Smith said during a Q&A session that Ben Affleck had claimed "a man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face." The anecdote, along with the follow-up — that Ben said he was "a serious actor now" after he filmed his same-sex kiss scene — was revisited recently in Paper magazine. When Evan Rachel Wood saw the quote this week, she was appalled. "Try getting raped in a scene. Also, grow up Ben," she tweeted (via the Daily Mail). The article only used the Ben/"Chasing Amy" story to point out how much things have changed since the '90s when it comes to same-sex romance in film. But Evan still found it frustrating. "I'm sure he just thought it was a funny, but even jokes like that are damaging," she noted. "Also, you think us ladies like kissing all the guys we kiss?" the actress added. "Just cause its a 'straight kiss' doesnt mean we enjoy it. Ahem."
Caitlyn Jenner: 'Dude Looks Like a Lady' was 'my theme song'
Caitlyn Jenner made her "Jimmy Kimmel Live" debut this week and the host didn't mince words when it came to discussing what he called "the elephant in the room." Jimmy met Caitlyn when she was Bruce Jenner, he explained. "It's unusual that now I'm meeting you as a woman after meeting you as a man … Is it strange for you to look in the mirror and go, 'Hey, now I'm who I wanted to be?'" he wondered (via E! News). "No. I wake up in the morning and I have a feeling of peace," Caitlyn said, wearing a smile. "It's very difficult to go through your life with this. I never met anyone else who was trans until after I came out." She also shared the story behind a recent Instagram post that showed Caitlyn with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. "I was at a fundraiser in Minneapolis, and he was the entertainment. I had met him, I think, once, briefly—many, many years ago. But he was sitting there and I'm thinking, 'I've got to go say hi,'" Caitlyn shared. "So, I go backstage after and I look up at Steven and I said, 'I have had some really, really tough times in my life. For six years, at one point, I stayed in my house, and every once in a while I would get dressed and go sneak out in the dark and drive around." Her favorite driving song, she said, was Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like a Lady." "That became my theme song, driving around in my little car with my little CD in there, whipping up the tunes and stuff," she recalled. "I said, 'I just want you to know, it made me feel good.' He loved it. He hugged me and said, 'We've got to get together.'"