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Mommy-to-be Kendra Wilkinson doesn’t care how many pounds she puts on during her pregnancy.
“I’m concentrating more on what’s healthy for the baby more than my weight gain,” says Kendra, whose E! reality show was just renewed for a second season. “I know my weight gain will go away very fast, so if I gain weight and that’s what it takes to make my baby healthy, that’s what has to happen.”
Kendra, who is expecting her and football hubby Hank Baskett‘s first baby on Christmas Day, recently began craving Japanese food…
“Not fish or any of that stuff, but teriyaki chicken and rice and soy sauce and ginger salad,” she said.
Back when she was just 12 weeks along in June, Kendra admitted she was terrified of giving birth. “I’m getting an epidural, everything they can give me,” she said at the time. “That’s the one thing I’m nervous about the most. Everything else is so fun, but I have visions of my vagina tearing, and that sucks.”
Fast forward to yesterday. “I thought I was scared,” she said. “But I know the moment’s going to come where I’m like, ‘Oh my god. It was so worth it.’ It’s only a little bit of pain for a lifetime of happiness.”
Even her fondness for stripper poles has taken a slight dip. “The stripper pole’s coming down now because of the baby,” she said with a laugh. “Not forever, but for a while. It will be hung up in the closet.”
Lady Gaga channels her inner Kermit the Frog as she puts on a green jacket while interviewing for a Germany television show on Monday (July 20).
The 23-year-old Yonkers-born singer’s song, “Just Dance”, was recently parodied at the weekly Republican conference meeting on Tuesday. The parody was entitled, “Just Tax”! CNN reported that Peter Cowman, a 23-year-old from Seattle created the tape and Rep Dave Reichert showed the tape to his colleagues to demonstrate new media and encourage the youth.
House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence did say however, that few members knew the original Gaga song.
In what is perhaps one of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated events, Twilight dream couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will finally be reunited at Comic-Con International in San Diego, which starts July 23. And fans of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling vampire book series aren’t the only ones anxious about the pairing: For weeks, Kristen has sat back while Rob continues to get cozy with his Remember Me co-star Emilie de Ravin.
But now Kristen is determined to win back her leading man.
“Kristen’s got too much going for her to come in second,” a source close to the 19-year-old actress tells OK!. “She really cares for Rob, and if he still feels the same, she wants their relationship to progress. The Comic-Con reunion will be a real test.”
However, R-Pattz’s chemistry with Emilie hasn’t escaped Kristen, either.
“She’s seen photos of them sitting with Emilie’s hands resting tenderly on Rob’s arm, and she sees the way Emilie looks at Rob,” says the source.
Although Kristen was initially going to avoid Comic-Con, her pals, including Runaways and New Moon co-star Dakota Fanning, have convinced her to not only show up, but to fight for him with everything she has.
“Her friends are insisting she look as hot as she can when she and Rob see each other so he will fall head over heels with her all over again,” says the pal. “And Kristen is taking their advice to heart. She asked her Runaways stylist to find her a sexy sundress and a couple of great outfits to wear at the convention. She wants to look so amazing that Rob won’t be able to take his eyes off her.”
Will Emilie show up at Comic-Con? Where will Rob head after San Diego? Pick up the new issue of OK! — on sale everywhere Thursday, to find out!
CHECK OUT RECENT PICS OF ROBERT IN NYC AND KRISTEN IN L.A.! (Click the pics for full size)
At last night’s season six premiere party for Entourage, Hayden Panettiere was a law-abiding underage actress.
Despite the Belvedere vodka flowing freely at the fete, Hayden stuck to sipping water as she hung with Jeremy Piven and newcomer Alexis Dziena.
Adrian Grenier was spotted chasing another blond babe…
The actor worked the room with his vodka soda in hand as he flirted up a storm with a mystery blonde.
On-and offscreen couple Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jerry Ferrara couldn’t keep their hands off each other at the party, held at the Paramount Studios lot.
“They cuddled and made out all night,” a source tells E! of the lovey-dovey twosome.
Also toasting the new season of the HBO hit show: Tobey Maguire, Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon.
Miley Cyrus is doing her favorite thing again: sexing it up in a magazine.
This time the August issue of Elle is her enabler. They want to prove that Miley is not a kid anymore. So they dressed the 16-year-old up like a real grown-up sexy lady, relying on stripper boots and push-up bras since the bedsheet-and-naked-shoulder thing didn’t quite work out.
And Elle was winning the case for a minute. Kids don’t dress in all this suggestive leather in the middle of the summer. Only sexy adults do, right? But then Miley talked and said silly-sounding kid stuff:
“I would pay $500 for the jeans that we make for $20. I’m really into high fashion.”
Or: “The jeans are my favorite part of the entire line. Because, like, literally this is going to be good for, like, Middle America, and it will be great for kids that really want to be in fashion but that don’t have it available.” (Enough with the jeans.)
We won’t even get started on all her twittering.
And you know, we get it. Miley’s just in that whole “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” phase, and sure, it’s kind of awkward to watch her trying to bring the sexy, kind of failing and then everyone calling her a slut.
But all she needs is time, a moment that is hers while she’s in between. So this is us giving her a moment.
School vacation has never seemed longer. ‘Potter’ heads who’ve been breathlessly waiting two years since the last movie from the mega-popular franchise can finally exhale — Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates are back for year 6 of Hogwarts training in ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (opens July 15), which is shaping up to be the most romantic — and of course, mature — installment yet.Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have spent the better part of the last decade of their lives — and to get the scoop on their latest ‘Potter’ adventure. Keep reading for a sneak peek from the set of ‘Half-Blood Prince.’ – By Kevin PolowyRalph Fiennes). And in ‘Half-Blood Prince’ the training wheels truly come off, as Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) privately tutors Harry and even commands him to retrieve a key memory out of the newly arrived professor Slughorn (Jim Broadbent). “His want — or his need — in this film is basically to kill Voldemort, and he realizes that the way in which he’ll do this is to become Dumbledore’s favorite foot soldier,” Radcliffe says. “That’s the role you’ll see him gradually moving toward in this film.”David Yates: “There’s a sort of middle-aged quality that develops in the character, which is incredibly frustrating and irritating but very charming at the same time.” That’s Ron, frustratingly and irritatingly charming.Tom Felton, the actor behind Malfoy. “It’s really nice to take him to a higher level, rather than just being an annoying git at the back of the classroom,” Felton says. “It’s really nice that he’s grown, he was quite a two-dimensional character in the previous films.” He’s also got a girlfriend in this installment, Pansy Parkinson (Scarlett Byrne). Felton’s favorite scene this go-around? “To be able to stand on [Harry’s] nose has been a lifelong dream.”
We visited the 500,000-square foot Leavesden Film Studios in rural London (imagine an interconnecting complex of 15 Home Depots, plus dazzling exterior sets) to see where Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have spent the better part of the last decade of their lives — and to get the scoop on their latest ‘Potter’ adventure. Keep reading for a sneak peek from the set of ‘Half-Blood Prince.’ – By Kevin PolowyRalph Fiennes). And in ‘Half-Blood Prince’ the training wheels truly come off, as Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) privately tutors Harry and even commands him to retrieve a key memory out of the newly arrived professor Slughorn (Jim Broadbent). “His want — or his need — in this film is basically to kill Voldemort, and he realizes that the way in which he’ll do this is to become Dumbledore’s favorite foot soldier,” Radcliffe says. “That’s the role you’ll see him gradually moving toward in this film.”David Yates: “There’s a sort of middle-aged quality that develops in the character, which is incredibly frustrating and irritating but very charming at the same time.” That’s Ron, frustratingly and irritatingly charming.Tom Felton, the actor behind Malfoy. “It’s really nice to take him to a higher level, rather than just being an annoying git at the back of the classroom,” Felton says. “It’s really nice that he’s grown, he was quite a two-dimensional character in the previous films.” He’s also got a girlfriend in this installment, Pansy Parkinson (Scarlett Byrne). Felton’s favorite scene this go-around? “To be able to stand on [Harry’s] nose has been a lifelong dream.”
1. Army of One
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) has long since come to terms with a fate that sets him up as the only wizard who can bring down Voldemort (
2. Big Man on Campus
“We see a cocky and arrogant side to Ron on this one,” says Rupert Grint about the awkward but lovable carrottop he plays. “He’s on the Quidditch team [as starting goalkeeper], he’s got a girlfriend, and he thinks he’s quite cool.” On the flipside, “at times he can be a bit cocky and he annoys Hermione quite a bit,” Grint adds. Says director
3. Plenty More Malfoy
One character who gets a much more developed role in ‘Half-Blood Prince’ is Harry’s Hogwarts rival, Draco Malfoy, who in this film receives direct orders from Lord Voldemort. Bad for Harry, good for Tom Felton, the actor behind Malfoy. “It’s really nice to take him to a higher level, rather than just being an annoying git at the back of the classroom,” Felton says. “It’s really nice that he’s grown, he was quite a two-dimensional character in the previous films.” He’s also got a girlfriend in this installment, Pansy Parkinson (Scarlett Byrne). Felton’s favorite scene this go-around? “To be able to stand on [Harry’s] nose has been a lifelong dream.”
4. Bonus Footage
As faithful as ‘Potter’ directors have been to J.K. Rowling’s source(ry) throughout the series, fans have always delighted in the occasional extra scene. In ‘Half Blood-Prince,’ scenes involving the evil Death Eaters terrorizing the community — only referenced by Rowling in the book — are played out on screen. Says director Yates, “We’ve introduced two moments in the film where we see the Death Eaters do what Jo actually described them doing, but off the page as it were.” Also added: an early scene where Harry’s emerging mojo is put on display as he flirts with an attractive waitress on a train. “You immediately set up the notion that suddenly these characters are a bit more sexualized,” Yates says. “They’re aware of the opposite sex.”
5. Game On!
A conspicuous absence since the third installment, ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ has been that magical (and extreme) sport known as Quidditch. “I wanted to get Quidditch in the last film but we were so overstuffed with things that it was really hard,” explains Yates, adding that the fun gaming sequence in ‘Prince’ is “kind of comedy Quidditch.” Not everyone on set was thrilled about the sport’s heralded return though — or at least shooting it. “I have to say it was bit of an anticlimax,” says Grint. “I really sort of built it up and thought it would be great fun even though [Daniel Radcliffe] said it was painful. He was definitely right. It’s not the nicest experience.” Their director feels their pain: “[Brooms] aren’t the most seat-friendly contraptions.”
6. Scrapping Scrimgeour
Of course, not every scene, detail or even character can make the cut when adapting a 652-page book into a two-hour movie. A casualty of the page-to-screen condensation in part 6 is Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, who famously visits the Muggle Prime Minister in the book. “We struggled to keep him in,” says Yates. “It’s a great scene in the book … We loved that, and it was in and it was out and it was in and it was out again.” It was just announced that Bill Nighy has signed on to ‘Deathly Hallows,’ and though the actor is tight-lipped on who he’ll play, the presumption is he will indeed be Scrimgeour
7. Love Triangle No. 1
Despite threats of terrorism (via the Death Eaters) and suspected turncoats roaming the halls of Hogwarts, there’s always time for a little romance, especially with a box of love potion-laced chocolates thrown into the mix with the raging teenage hormones. Yates says the story “deals with the politics of romance.” Ron must balance the affections of Lavender Brown (“Lavender’s completely crazy,” says Grint) with his long-gestating liaison with Hermione (Emma Watson). “I think Hermione’s beginning to acknowledge the fact that she has feelings for him, which she’s never done,” says Watson. “She’s always been in denial.” Adds Grint, “All the stuff with Lavender makes her go a bit crazy.” Poor guy, this Ron, surrounded by all these crazies.
8. New Kid on the Block
Jessie Cave, who makes her ‘Potter’ debut as Ron’s aforementioned love interest Lavender Brown, insists there are no initiation rites for new cast members (good news for you, ‘Deathly Hallows’ star Rhys Ifans). But while Lavender is spunky and brisk, Cave admits to being the opposite. “I’m quite shy and I’m not a loud character,” she says. “But it’s quite fun to play somebody who is because everyone has a loud character inside of them wanting to jump out.”
9. Love Triangle No. 2
Meanwhile, Harry woos Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) away from her boyfriend, Dean Thomas (Alfie Enoch), and seeks her brother Ron’s approval. “The whole thing with Harry and Ginny is quite confusing for Ron, because he’s quite protective,” Grint says. But one scene featuring the three, where Ron obliviously plonks himself down between the two lovebirds, should be good for DVD bloopers: “I have this real problem with laughing through a take and that scene was quite hard,” Grint says. As for the hanky panky between Harry and Ginny, “It’s very odd because I’ve known Bonnie since she was about 9,” Radcliffe says. Wright agrees, sort of. “It is strange, but also it’s more comfortable with someone you know rather than just a random person.”
10. Introducing Your New Potions Instructor
With each ‘Potter’ movie comes at least one new teacher, played by some of the UK’s most venerated actors. New to the party in ‘Prince’ is Jim Broadbent, who plays Potions teacher Horace Slughorn. Says Radcliffe when asked if the relationship between Harry and Slughorn will be as strained on screen as in the books: “I think Harry ultimately likes Slughorn. I think he thinks he’s a very good person and his heart is in the right place, but he’s just very opportunistic and totally self-obsessed.” Fun fact: Broadbent played Tom Felton’s father in the young actor’s first film, ‘The Borrowers.’
11. Ist Bruno!
Also new to ‘Prince’ is director of photography Bruno Delbonnel, who shot the gorgeous French flicks ‘Amelie’ and ‘A Very Long Engagement.’ What does that mean to the average fan? “It’ll be warmer than the last film,” director David Yates says of the movie’s look. “‘Order of the Phoenix’ was dealing with teenage angst and it was dealing with that period in life where you start to rebel a wee bit and you’re struggling against authority and all of that, while this film is much warmer and much more romantic.”
12. Magical vs. Fantastical
One of the biggest goals (and challenges) on the set of ‘Potter’ movies has been to maintain a consistent look and feel. “We’ve established a world and it’s a parallel world to our own,” says David Heyman, the ‘Potter’ producer who obtained the books’ film rights. “We’re quite strict about making sure we don’t stray, because sometimes directors or contributors turn up for the first time, and it’s very easy for them to stray off into the realm of the fantastical as opposed to the magical. What we try and establish is a real world that has a magical element, which is obviously not real. But who knows? Maybe there are wizards out there. Maybe we are muggles, after all.”
13. Buddy Comedy
Harry, Ron and Hermione may be the tale’s inseparable trio of BFFs, but behind the scenes Radcliffe bonded most with an older soul — Michael Gambon, who plays Dumbledore. For the first couple months of filming, Radcliffe and Gambon were the only actors on set. “The relationship between me and Michael really built up over that time,” Radcliffe says, adding that the two have similar senses of humor. “When you know that you’re both going to have to work together very closely doing very difficult stuff, you really need to very, very quickly find something that you can bond over.” Radcliffe was especially tickled when Gambon responded to news that Rowling had “outed” Dumbledore by “camping it up around set for a couple weeks after that.”
14. Kissing Co-Stars
“There’s so much kissing going on in this book!” Watson says. And fans aren’t the only ones who get excited by the Hogwarts smooch fests. Radcliffe admits he was disappointed he missed the kiss between Ron and Lavender, “Just ‘cause I thought it’d be pretty funny.” According to Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom, kissing scenes are usually shot on closed sets, “so no one can go in and start laughing in the background,” but Ron and Lavender’s kiss was filmed in front of most of the cast. The reserved Grint describes the scene’s filming as “quite embarrassing,” but says, “I had a room full of people cheering.” Well, he must be doing something right.
15. Hints of ‘Hallows’
“We’ve kind of altered our story to make sure we don’t tread on the toes of what comes in ‘Deathly Hallows,'” says Yates about the final chapter, which was released in bookstores only months before ‘Half-Blood Prince’ went into production. Among the changes: A subplot surrounding Dumbledore’s wand, and a major development in the Ron and Hermione saga: “We had a kiss planned for [‘Half-Blood Prince’], which we’ve sort of saved because we think it’s better to maintain that sexual tension.” In other words, fans yearning for a taste of that sugar will have to wait until Nov. 19, 2010, the day ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I’ opens. Unless, of course, it’s decided that the kiss will be better in ‘Part II.’
No doubt Paris Jackson loves and misses her King of Pop papa, but did she really want to tell the world how she felt at Tuesday’s memorial service?
A source tells me that the 11-year-old Paris was seen—and heard—backstage at the Staples Center telling family members that she did not want to make such a public statement.
“She was crying and screaming that she didn’t want to do it,” says a source. “But the family was telling her she had to.”
A rep for the family did not immediately comment.
Would a not-so-impromptu family-planned speech by Paris be that surprising? No way. This is the Jackson family. They are masters at making headlines. Michael lived big, so why would his memorial service be any different?
The big message at the memorial? Michael was just like us—a human being who laughed, cried and loved his children unconditionally. What better way to drive that point home than by ending the more than two-hour service with his daughter?
Michael couldn’t have planned it better himself.