Kate Middleton's Taking Cooking Lessons From Her Own Mrs. Patmore

Over at Twerblyderp Palace, Kate Middleton is taking lessons in Italian cooking from her and Prince William's new housekeeper Antonella Fresolone, known for her "homemade bread" and "delicious pasta." Never forget that Kate's a Topshop-wearing commoner like the rest of us! But this is pretty legit, actually, considering she could be lying around making Miss O'Brien feed chocolate-covered grapes to her mouth while fanning her uterus with a palm frond.

Meanwhile, the Royal Family — showing a social media fortitude even my mom hasn't mastered yet — has announced that Kate's birth announcement will be delivered via Twitter. More specifically, via the Clarence House website (the summer home of Charles, Camilla and sometimes Harry), which has a Twitter. [The Cut, The Stir]


Kate Middleton's Taking Cooking Lessons From Her Own Mrs. Patmore

Keyboard player and founding member of The Doors, Ray Manzarek, passed away in Germany after a long fight against bile duct cancer.

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger says: "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today. I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him." [CNN]


Kate Middleton's Taking Cooking Lessons From Her Own Mrs. Patmore

Want to hear some of the things Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson argued about before they broke up? You DO?! That's convenient for me, because it's all I have to tell you.

Some of the bickering was "about the cheating, about how selfish she always is, about how moody she always is." And just before their breakup, K-Stew had organized an elaborate birthday party for R-Patz that he blew off. That's all she wrote. Glad we did this, you guys. [Us Weekly]


Kate Middleton's Taking Cooking Lessons From Her Own Mrs. Patmore

Barbara Walters' daughter Jacqueline Danforth was arrested for a DUI near Naples, Florida and was released on $1,000 bond. As chronicled in some of Walters' memoirs and TV specials, Danforth's teen years were spent abusing drugs and alcohol at Studio 54, but in her early twenties she got sober and opened a clean living facility for young girls in Oregon, which shuttered in 2008. [NYDN, TMZ]


Kate Middleton's Taking Cooking Lessons From Her Own Mrs. Patmore

Justin Bieber is maybe, maybe, maybe soldering and sanding Selena Gomez's engagement ring with jewelery designer Neil Lane. It sounds like the piss-colored Heart of The Ocean, but for a hand. Says a source:

“Justin is planning to go through final designs with Neil in the next week. At the moment his favourite idea is a huge, canary yellow, princess-cut diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds and set in white or yellow gold.”

[Girls Talkin Smack]


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver aren't technically divorced yet. [TMZ]
  • Remember those weird leggings Lindsay Lohan designed in 2010? The company's suing her for $5 million because nobody would buy them after her reputation started going down the toilet. [TMZ]
  • Kathie Lee Gifford is prepared to "revolt" if Matt Lauer leaves Today. [TMZ]
  • Olivia Newton John's not hopelessly devoted to her Florida property. But if you have $6.2 million, you can be! A WAP BAMMA LOO BOP, A WAP BAM BOOM. [TMZ]
  • A shot of Jennifer Lawrence having blued herself (Tobias!) and gone naked (never Tobias!) to play X-Men's Mystique. [Us Weekly]
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones comes home from the hospital, where she was being treated for her bipolar II disorder, today. [People]
  • Christian Bale went Walter White on us. (The baldness. Not the meth part.) [NYDN]
  • "Amanda Bynes, with filthy feet, trying on Chanel shoes at Barneys." [Page Six]
  • Jenelle Evans was arrested and fined for failing to appear in court. [Us Weekly]
  • Camille Grammer, who has the BRCA2 gene, commends Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy but says she isn't emotionally prepared yet to follow suit. [Radar Online]
  • Chris Brown's back with Karrueche Tran post-Rihanna. [Page Six]
  • Seth MacFarlane's too busy to host the Oscars again. [Gossip Cop]
  • Judd Apatow forgot Lena Dunham's birthday and sent her a belated happy returns email. [Page Six]
  • Ashmi went to see "Billy Elliot" with Mila Kunis's parents. [Page Six]
  • Khloe Kardashian calls the Kim Kardashian weight trolls "pure scum." [Us Weekly]

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