Prince Harry gets serious about Meghan Markle romance
As Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle return to work this week after spending some QT together in London, insiders are saying the couple's romance has intensified. "Harry is more serious [about Meghan] then he ever has been about a woman before," one source recently told People. Meghan and Harry began dating after they met in Toronto, where she films her series "Suits," in May. And from the beginning, he's reportedly held nothing back as far as his feelings for the actress, whom he "besieged with text messages" as a means of wooing her. "It wouldn't surprise me if he's already thinking about engagement just because that's where his head goes, another source told People, "but that's not where the relationship is at right now. This is totally Harry. The problem with Harry is when he falls, he falls hard. He goes in big time." According to E! News, Harry — who's expected to spend Christmas with his grandmother and other royal family members at their Sandringham estate — accompanied Meghan to Heathrow Airport on Sunday, Dec. 18. And while the American actress isn't wearing a ring yet, an insider says her prince is definitely thinking about settling down. "Harry really wants a family like his brother William has," says the source.
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Prince William, Duchess Kate look forward to holiday downtime
After seeing Meghan Markle off at the airport, Prince Harry joined his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Duchess Kate, at a party on Monday, Dec. 19, for volunteers affiliated with the youth support organization, The Mix, which hosted the royals to foster conversation about their mental health campaign Heads Together. During their visit, William and Harry sat in on a training session for volunteers learning to help young people deal with situations like homelessness, while Kate spoke to volunteers who work with people in crisis via a chat site, according to People. The outing was one of the last pieces of official business for William, Harry and Kate as they head into the holidays, which William and Kate's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are already excited about. "[William] said the kids are really looking forward to Christmas and George is already ripping open his presents," said London radio host A. J. King, "They're looking forward to downtime and a chill with the family."
Secret wedding for Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerly?
Is Margot Robbie a married woman? Australia's Daily Telegraph reports the "Suicide Squad" star and her boyfriend Tom Ackerly said "I do" over the weekend at Byron Bay, the same location where Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are rumored to be getting married. Although Margot and Tom have kept their lips zipped on social media, the tab (via the Daily Mail) points to posts from their siblings and friends that suggest the couple may have held a beachside wedding, while the Sun claims Margot's mom gave her away at the ceremony. The "say I do Down Under" the actress was spotted wearing at the airport last week didn't do much to dispel the wedding buzz.
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New romance rumors hit Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima
More evidence Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may not be be back on after all surfaced over the weekend when Kourtney was spotted leaving SLS Hotel in Los Angeles with boxing hottie Younes Bendjima on her arm. The two were first linked in October, when they reportedly spent time hanging out together during Fashion Week in Paris. Their latest get-together looked quiet and private. The next day, Kourtney was back in family mode, catching up with Scott and one of their sons.
Kim Kardashian steps out without her engagement ring
Kim Kardashian isn't taking any chances with jewelry after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. When she stepped out with her kids and friend Brittny Gastineau on Saturday, Dec. 17, the reality star's fingers were adorned only with a gold wedding band — not the engagement ring she frequently wore out before the scary incident. According to E! News, Kim's been leaving her bling at home lately amid rumors (and denials) of marital problems with Kanye West.
Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves catch the Blue Man Group in NYC
Looks like Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have some future drummers on their hands. On Sunday, Dec. 18, the couple took their kids, Levi, Vida and Livingston, to see the Blue Man group at New York's Astor Place Theatre, where they later got a private meet-and-greet with the performers. A rep for the long-running show later tweeted a photo of the family's backstage hang with this message: "Thank you @McConaughey for seeing @BlueManNYC last night! We hope it was #AlrightAlrightAlright." Badum-ching.
Brooke Mueller goes back to rehab
Brooke Mueller is undergoing another round of rehab after the psychiatric evaluation stemming from her disappearance with a nanny and her two sons. Entertainment Tonight reports Charlie Sheen's ex is already "doing a lot better." She had recently regained custody of the boys she shares with Charlie Sheen but Bob and Max are reportedly being looked after by their grandmother while their mom gets help for her prescription pill addiction.
Ryan Gosling had anti-selfie security at the Critics' Choice Awards
Film critics apparently aren't above begging for selfies with their favorite actors — and Ryan Gosling seems to be high on their collective list. According to the New York Post, Critics' Choice Awards attendees were told not to harass celebs at this year's event after the mass selfie-grab last year sparked complaints from actors' reps. That didn't stop critics from trying to capture their moment in the sun with Ryan, though. The Post reports so many people tried to get photos with him during commercial breaks that a security guard was sent to his table to protect him.
Candice Swanepoel speaks out about breastfeeding in public
Candice Swanepoel became a mom when she welcomed her son Anaca two months ago. Since then, the model has noticed there's a double standard when it comes to a woman who reveals her chest for the sake of art or advertising and someone who does to feed their child. "Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public places for feeding their children," she wrote on Instagram over the weekend. "I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I've done in the name of art..? The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv…why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is not sexual it's natural- Those who feel it is wrong to feed your child in public need to get educated on the benefits breastfeeding has on mother and child and intern on society as a whole."
Phaedra Parks buys a new, $1.9M home
Phaedra Parks is moving on from Apollo Nida and the home they once shared. In October, the "Real Housewives" star plunked down $1.9 million for a six bedroom house North Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, according to Reality Tea. Located on two acres in a gated community, the pad also boasts a pool, a four-car garage and guest house.