Celebritology 2.0: Royals


Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Prince William alters plans as Kate Middleton remains ill; pop star Jenni Rivera presumed dead after crash

Also: Peter Jackson explains why he made three “Hobbit” movies.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:51 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Nurse who took Kate Middleton prank call reportedly found dead

In less disturbing morning mix news, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen welcome a baby girl.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:52 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Duchess of Cambridge released from hospital; Frank Ocean and Fun. among this year’s Grammy Award nominees

Also: Rihanna to star in her own personal “Project Runway.”

By Jen Chaney  |  08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Hospital staff apologizes for sharing Kate Middleton’s condition with prank callers; Hugh Hefner set to wed

Also: Frankie Muniz is recuperating from a mini-stroke.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:26 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Much media ado about the royal pregnancy

Everyone should be relieved to know that Snooki has child-rearing advice for Kate and William.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Kate Middleton, a.k.a the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant. It’s confirmed.

And unto the royal couple, a child shall be born.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/18/2012

William and Kate win injunction; Usher and Shakira to join ‘The Voice’

Also: Amanda Bynes is due in court this week.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Music | Tags:  Morning Mix; Kate Middleton; Usher; Shakira; Amanda Bynes

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 09/17/2012

More Kate Middleton photos published in Italian magazine; Usher discusses divorce on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’

Also: Guess which former Nickelodeon star’s car got impounded?

By Jen Chaney  |  08:12 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Celebrities | Tags:  Morning Mix, Kate Middleton, Usher, Amanda Bynes

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012

On the Kate Middleton topless photos and what constitutes a violation of celebrity privacy

Is the Duchess at fault for daring to sunbathe nude? Some Post commenters say yes.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:41 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Topless photos of Kate Middleton may lead to royal lawsuit; Lady Gaga launches perfume inside perfume bottle

Also in morning mix: Still more problems for Amanda Bynes.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:35 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix, Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Kate Middleton pregnancy rumors rev up again because she chose water over wine

Some reports also imply she has a baby bump. Get out your magnifying glasses to verify.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baby Watch, Royals

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Prince Harry deployed to Afghanistan; Kristen Stewart walks the red carpet in Toronto

Also: Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington speak at the DNC.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:03 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix, Prince Harry, Kristen Stewart

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Michael Clarke Duncan remembered; Prince Harry re-emerges

Also: Nicki Minaj endorses Mitt Romney?

By Jen Chaney  |  08:39 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix, Michael Clarke Duncan, Prince Harry, Tom Cruise

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is now a mom; Prince Harry exits Facebook?

Also: John Mayer has a new haircut that he isn’t hiding under that weird hat.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Jersey Shore | Tags:  Morning Mix, Snooki, Prince Harry, John Mayer

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/24/2012

More Prince Harry photos could emerge; Madonna ‘forgives’ Elton John

Also: TMZ says it has some details from the Cruise/Holmes divorce.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, TomKat | Tags:  Morning Mix, Prince Harry, Madonna, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Prince Harry, the nude photo episode and the tempting of tabloid fate

Should the prince know by now not to put himself in potentially compromising situations?

By Jen Chaney  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Prince Harry

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Nude photos of partying Prince Harry surface; the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce case closes

This is going to lead to a chagrined apology from a royal.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix, Prince Harry, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/08/2012

The many Wimbledon expressions of Victoria Beckham

Posh Spice brings her poker face to the Federer/Murray match.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Katie Couric talks to Princes William and Harry about Queen Elizabeth, having kids

The Queen will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee this weekend.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Royals, Queen Elizabeth, Prince William

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Tupac Shakur hologram to tour?; Pippa Middleton and the pre-gun-episode party

Also: Is Pete Campbell on “Mad Men” definitely a dead man?

By Jen Chaney  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Royals

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Naomi Watts to play Princess Diana in ‘Caught in Flight’

The biopic will focus on the last two years of Diana’s life and her relationship with surgeon Hasnat Khan.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Royals | Tags:  Naomi Watts

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Kate Middleton pregnancy rumors resurface after peanut paste incident

British tabloids and other outlets wonder if the duchess is expecting.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 10/07/2011

CW says later to ‘H8R’; Prince Harry arrives in the U.S.

Also: Johnny Depp may play Dr. Seuss in a biopic.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:18 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Movies, Royals | Tags:  TV

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Anne Hathaway would consider playing Kate Middleton

She said yes to the idea in answer to what appears to have been an innocuous red-carpet question. But that has started a round of “Don’t Let That Yank Play Our Royal.”

By Jen Chaney  |  05:03 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Movies

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/09/2011

‘Crazy About Pippa’: A preview of TLC’s Pippa Middleton love fest

Let’s just say the network’s ‘Crazy About Pippa’ special isn’t a hard-hitting expose.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Kate Middleton, Justin Timberlake and more celebs make Vanity Fair best-dressed list

This may come as a surprise to you, but the editors of the taste-making magazine dig the Duchess of Cambridge’s clothes.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Celebrities

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Duchess Catherine and Queen Elizabeth visit wedding dress

“Horrid, isn't it?” the Queen reportedly joked of the display.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Zooey Deschanel is really mad at L.A. Times writer who called her a ‘snobby cow’

Specifically, she’s mad about an opinion piece that slams her for allegedly being ashamed of downtown L.A. and being “a snobby cow.”

By Jen Chaney  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Royals

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Prince William and Kate meet Reese Witherspoon at Tusk Trust reception (Photos)

The royal couple attended a reception held by Tusk Trust.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 07/10/2011

From Duchess Catherine to Jennifer Lopez, the best and worst dressed at the BAFTA gala

Who really dressed to impress the royals, and who showed up with their abs showing and/or too many buttons on her dress?

By Jen Chaney  |  05:25 PM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Celebrities

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/10/2011

Prince William and Kate party with Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman at L.A. event (Photos)

The duke and duchess mingled with Hollywood’s A-list Saturday night after spending the day at a charity polo event.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Duchess Catherine, Prince William: Meet Zach Galifianakis

Galifianakis is reportedly on the guest list for Saturday’s BAFTA gala for the royals. Only good things can come of this.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Celebrities

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Prince William and Catherine wear cowboy hats, watch a kid ride a sheep in Calgary (Photos)

The Duke and Duchess donned traditional white cowboy hats.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Duchess Catherine and Prince William to mingle with Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Jack Black

They’re all reportedly attending Saturday’s BAFTA party for the royals.

By Jen Chaney  |  06:57 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Celebrities

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011

William and Kate take a canoe ride in Canada (Photos)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Northwest Territories on Tuesday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Catherine and William: Who are the Brits tapped to hobnob with them in L.A.?

Yes, one of them does star on “Downton Abbey.”

By Jen Chaney  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 09:43 PM ET, 07/02/2011

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wears a maple-leaf hat on Canada Day (Photos)

The former Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, took a fashion risk by wearing red.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:43 PM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Kate’s navy dress vs. navy dress

Which outfit do you like better: The one the duchess wore while getting on the plane, or the one she changed into before disembarking?

By Jen Chaney  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Kate Middleton and Jane Austen: They’re family

The Duchess of Cambridge and the author of literary classics like “Sense and Sensibility” are apparently related, albeit very distantly.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:45 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Prince Harry confirms he is not dating Pippa Middleton

“Pippa? Ha!” he reportedly told the Daily Mirror. (No, seriously. That’s part of the actual quote.)

By Jen Chaney  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Kate Middleton and Prince William at Wimbledon (photos and video)

The Duchess of Cambridge even wore her tennis whites.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Prince William turns 29: A celebration of his birthday via photos

This is your life, Prince William. Or at least your life summarized via photos from the Washington Post archives.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:23 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Prince William and Catherine ate Brussels sprouts

The royal couple’s reported veggie of choice aids in fertility.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Kate Middleton plays prince, then marries one: Will this work for me?

The Duchess of Cambridge plays a prince in a 1992 school production.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Viral Video, Royals

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Royal wedding: Which non-royal celebrity wore it best?

Now that the wedding is over, let’s determine who was the best-dressed, non-royal celeb.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Celebrities

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Tori Spelling to analyze royal fashion on E! and more entertainment headlines

There was some sort of wedding today — and other entertainment news wasn’t easy to find in the onslaught of coverage.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Celebrities

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Kathy Griffin makes royal wedding wish list

Comedian Kathy Griffin made a wish list of things she hopes happen during the royal wedding on last night’s “Late Late Show.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Royals

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Official Prince William/Kate Middleton royal wedding tchotchkes go on sale

(Reuters) In need of a pillbox that handily reminds you of the April 29 wedding date of Britain's Prince William and his soon-to-be-wife Kate Middleton? It's your lucky day. Monday, the first official memorabilia went on sale at royal palaces across the U.K. and at the royal family's official online shop. Each piece bears the couple's entwined initials in gold and silver surmounted by the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date. The range is decorated with a pattern of doves, white ribbons and hearts in silver, gold and grey, set against a pale-grey striped background. Handmade exclusively for the Royal Collection in Stoke-on-Trent using methods that have remained unchanged for 250 years, each item is individually decorated and then embellished with several layers of burnished gold and platinum before a final layer of gilding in 22-carat gold is applied by hand. The commemorative plate is going for...

By Liz Kelly  |  09:12 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Kate Middleton engagement portrait looks: More must-haves?

Kate Middleton in her Reiss dress. That's Prince William to the left. (Photo by Mario Testion/Clarence House Press Office via Getty Images) Hey copy-Kates, breathe easy. The cream-colored clothes the princess-to-be sported in the couple's newly released official engagement photos will be coming soon to a store near you. Well, at least if you live in London. According to the U.K.'s Telegraph, Middleton insisted on dressing herself for the shoot "despite several assistants being on hand with a selection of designer clothes to style her." Not only is she pretty, but she can dress herself! For the casual shot, Middleton chose a no-longer-available cream silk blouse from the 2008 Whistles collection. But, said Jane Shepherdson, chief executive of Whistles, to the Telegraph -- Whistles will re-release the item. "We are delighted that Katherine has chosen to wear Whistles in her engagement photographs. Due to a surge of customer interest...

By Liz Kelly  |  11:50 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton release official engagement photos

(Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office via Getty Images) Over the weekend, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton (as the Clarence House Press Office directed she be identified) released a handful of "official engagement portraits." The pix were shot by fashion photographer Mario Testino, who photographed the prince's mother -- Princess Diana -- many times and is a go-to guy for high-fashion shoots and celebrity cover shots. "I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment that the whole world was waiting for," said Testino. "They are in their prime and brimming with happiness. I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together." Okay, well, that's sad. But maybe the guy is sick and tired of shooting fashion mag covers? Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway are perhaps like interchangeable mannequins to him at this point and he's longing for...

By Liz Kelly  |  08:18 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Prince William engagement: Which other royals married at Westminster Abbey?

Then Princess Elizabeth and Philip of Greece marry at Westminster in 1947. (AP) On Tuesday, Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their intention to marry at Britain's Westminster Abbey on April 29. The couple shared news of their engagement just last week, with William giving Kate his mother's sapphire engagement ring. Of course, this won't be Westminster's first royal wedding. Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth herself married Prince Philip of Greece at the church on Nov. 20, 1947. And Elizabeth's parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (then the Duke and Duchess of York) married at Westminster in 1923. Prince Andrew -- Elizabeth's second son -- married Sarah Ferguson there in 1986 (though the couple divorced a decade later). Andrew's sister, Princess Anne, also walked the Westminster aisle in 1973 only to divorce in 1992. King Henry I seems to have been the first royal to hold his nuptials at...

By Liz Kelly  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Kate Middleton, Internet it girl

Kate Middleton, in hat, in 2006. (AP) Now that the engagement of Prince William to girlfriend Kate Middleton has officially been announced, curiosity about the woman formerly known as "Waity Katie" has hit an all-time high on the Web. Wednesday morning, search terms focused on Middleton were among the top 10 Google searches. What is it people are so desperate to know about Middleton? Could it be speculation about her engagement ring (it was, in fact, Diana's) or her potential wedding dress? Nah. As of early this morning, the searching was mostly banal and somewhat, well, carnal. So. In the interest of satisfying the Kate curious in one mega-blog post that will undoubtedly blow the top off Google search, Celebritology will list the top Kate Middleton search terms and provide links, photos, answers -- in short, satisfaction. This post is likely to bring the Internet to a grinding halt....

By Liz Kelly  |  10:57 AM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 06/16/2010

Royal update: Kate Middleton not pregnant

Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2007. (AP) | Gallery: A royal engagement for Prince William? Star magazine is claiming a royal bun is cooking in the oven of the as-yet-unengaged Kate Middleton, aka Prince William's longtime girlfriend. According to the mag's upcoming cover a royal wedding is on hold while Buckingham Palace figures out how best to spin the news. But, alas, it would appear we've been royally duped. Again. Said a palace spokesperson to People magazine, the story is "complete nonsense." And, considering the fact that Wills is currently touring Africa with younger brother Prince Harry and not rushing back to the U.K., my money is on Ms. Middleton being happily un-knocked up. (In case you're keeping track, two weeks ago Star magazine also had royal watchers convinced a Kate/Wills engagement was imminent.)...

By Liz Kelly  |  03:23 PM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William, royals