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  1. Freckles

    British Royals

    Warning: story in link is about paedophilila! This is tragic. I'm certainly not a fan of Charles, Earl Spencer but I commend him for speaking out. https://archive.is/SneWD
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    Eurotrash Royals

    Prince Albert has announced that he's engaged. Prince Albert of Monaco to wed Dubbed 'Dirty Bertie' by the tabloid press, ex-playboy Prince Albert announces his engagement to a former Olympic swimmer. Charlene Wittstock, whose engagement to Prince Albert II of Monaco was announced yesterday, is a Zimbabwe-born swimmer who has represented her adopted homeland of South Africa in the Olympics. The 32-year-old, who was born in Zimbabwe's main southern city Bulawayo on January 25, 1978, learned to swim at the age of three and developed a passion for the sport from the age of eight. Influenced by her mother, who was also an Olympic-level swimmer, she grew up next to a swimming pool. She first attracted attention for her performances in the pool in the late 1990s and represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her career high point came at the World Cup two years later when she won three gold medals, competing in the 50m and 100m backstroke as well as the 4 by 100m relay. The blonde with blue eyes had already begun attracting coverage on the front pages since 2006, after being photographed on Prince Albert's arm at a number of functions in Monaco, a Riviera millionaire's playground, during a lengthy spell on the sidelines while recuperating from a shoulder injury. She was first spotted with the prince in 2001 at an event in Monte Carlo and was subsequently his guest at high profile events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix in the principality and the opening of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Her profile rose further when she was picked for a swimwear photo shoot by Sports Illustrated. While she has been tight-lipped about her relationship with the prince, she has admitted that the initial attention from the paparazzi was hard to take. "I feel now that they respect the fact that I have a career, and that I need my space," she told the Durban-based Sunday Tribune newspaper. "At first it was a bit different (dealing with the media) but everything has settled now," she told the paper. As rumours of their relationship swirled, Albert sued the weekly Paris-Match which published a report headlined "Albert and Charlene: a foretaste of a honeymoon", with photos of the couple on holiday in the Maldives. However, it was to the same magazine that Charlene told of her meeting with former South African president Nelson Mandela, who in a London restaurant in January 2005 persuaded her to fight to take part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the end she did not compete.
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    Eurotrash Royals

    https://people.com/charlotte-casiraghi-break-up-husband-dimitri-rassam-reports-8550379 It looks like Charlotte Casiraghi and her husband of 4 years, Dimitri Rassam (Carole Bouquet's son) are on the verge of officially announcing their split. They share a son, and both Charlotte and Dimitri have a child from previous relationships. I'm not surprised by this report. Charlotte never, ever looked "into" him and Dimitri always seems rather glum. There have been rumblings for years about the relationship being on shaky ground. That women in that family seem to have lousy luck with/ taste in marriages!
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    Eurotrash Royals

    Dang! And yes, please. I would like someone to please pay for me to enjoy 2 months in a Corsican holiday rental for the low, low price of 1 million Euros. That must have been quite some AirBnB! "Five black notebooks filled with details of the family’s dealings have found their way to the French media, and Palmero [Prince Albert's former principal asset manager] has spoken at length to Le Monde for a series of articles shocking even in a playground for the super-rich." https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/26/monaco-royals-ex-accountant-lifts-lid-on-lavish-spending-prince-albert
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    Eurotrash Royals

    I think Charlotte Casiraghi Rassam is beautiful but last year/ earlier this year? she did a duet as part of a show for Chanel and... hmmmm... maybe it's just me but it seemed goofy and stilted. And I can't really hear her voice at all. https://videos.sapo.pt/o3ZnwV6cLvR4JkqQdfSt
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    British Royals

    I won't bother to read the memoir. As with the Scobie book, all the most interesting/ controversial/ salty parts will be discussed in the media so why bother to read it in its entirety?
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    Eurotrash Royals

    oooh. Interesting piece from Page Six! It is pretty crazy to see what Charlene used to look like, before all the cosmetic surgeries and injections, and how different from now. I honestly wouldn't recognize her as the same person.
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    Divorce in 2017 - who'll do it, next

    Looks like Larry King and Shawn are having a tough time: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/news/larry-kings-family-wants-him-to-end-marriage-to-shawn-king-report/ar-AAtHfdU?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout
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    Harvey Weinstein

    They also need to at least out those who protected him. I don't know if there could be anything like accessory charges, but it would be good to know ALL of their names. Expose them! Everyone involved knew they were doing wrong, now they should be named. Public shaming is the least they can endure. But, that would be most of Hollywood. Everyone knew and kept their mouths shut. And how far do you take it? All the women who were harassed by him (and I honestly believe the number is in the thousands) who remained silent or even praised him in public, because they didn't want be black-balled... allowing a few brave women like Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd to speak out and effectively lose their careers. Disgusting and so so scary.
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    Kill (or "ditch)/Screw/Marry

    Sorry... don't know how I missed that this had already been answered. So: Marry: Mike Pence. He's devoted to his wife. Screw: Bill O'Reilly. Only bc know Anderson couldn't (I'm female). Kill: Anderson. He would neither marry nor screw me, so I guess he has to die. Okay, now the John version: John Cusack/ John Goodman/ John Mayer
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    Kill (or "ditch)/Screw/Marry

    Marry: Trump. Use of AirForce1! Screw: JayZ He's slept with so many women, he's probably picked up a few skills along the way! Kill: Kanye. Anything that has been so close to the K-Klan can only be disinfected through incineration! Okay... The John Version! John Mayer/ John Cusack/ John Goodman?
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    Tori Spelling

    I remember hearing that Tori has 27 storage units, brimming with items she cannot give away or sell. I have no interest in their marriage, their "careers" or their children. However, if there were a show ~ I imagine it as a cross between Hoarders and something like Til Debts Do Us Part (with Gail Voz-Oxlade) ~ which simply focuses on forcing these two to slowly pay down their debts, create budgets, take jobs they might consider "beneath them" so as to bring in more income, take most of their possessions to auction... I would watch the heck out of that.
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    Divorce in 2017 - who'll do it, next

    They were never married but do have 2 little ones, together. Melissa George (of Home & Away, Mulholland Drive, Alias, etc) is going through a acrimonious split from her partner writer, producer and entrepreneur Jean David Blanc, complete with accusations of kidnapping and abuse. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4304942/Melissa-George-borrowed-private-jet-flee-France.html
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    Divorce in 2017 - who'll do it, next

    Okay, so it's not a divorce, but Katie Perry/ Orlando Bloom have split after almost a year together. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/whirlwind-relationship-katy-perry-orlando-bloom-gallery-1.2738525
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    Celebs Getting Airbrushed 2

    i need the name of the person in charge of photoshopping!
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    Divorce in 2017 - who'll do it, next

    Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac Break Up After Two Years of Marriage Dang, we didn't even have them listed! Well, there's some question about whether or not they've actually split: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4159278/Scarlett-Johansson-Romain-Dauriac-united-split.html
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    Baby Boom

    Ginger Spice (Geri Horner) is pregnant at 44. She has a 10 year-old daughter with an ex-boyfriend. Her hubby left his long-term girlfriend and their 6 month-old baby to take up with Geri; wonder if he'll stick around for this one. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3834919/Pregnant-Geri-Horner-44-glowing-proudly-presents-growing-baby-bump-beaming-snap-hitting-studio-GEM.html
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    Celebrity Real Estate

    Surely I'm not the only person here who loves to ogle famous folks' homes. I'm often shocked by who has great taste and who lives in utter tackiness. This is a thread dedicated to celebrity real estate: past, present and future From a year ago: http://variety.com/2015/dirt/real-estalker/celebrity-owned-homes-languish-on-the-market-too-1201582887/ The perks of fame and showbiz success are undeniably many, but when it comes to selling their multimillion-dollar residences, famous folk and other industry bigwigs are, by and large, subject to the whims and forces of the marketplace just like regular people. The golden rule of real estate is almost universally touted as “location, location, location,” but most agents we spoke with told us that price is the real culprit when a property — celebrity-owned or otherwise — languishes on the market. This story first appeared in the September 01, 2015 issue of Variety. According to Sotheby’s agent Marc Silver, the right price can overcome whatever obstacles or shortcomings with which a property might be saddled. As a somewhat extreme example, he says, “A house that backs up to a busy freeway isn’t loud at the right price.” Michelle Oliver at Douglas Elliman Beverly Hills doesn’t think a famous owner automatically translates to a higher sale price, and in her experience, a property owned by a celeb or other high-profile individual will likely sell in the same time frame and for around the same amount as if the property were owned by Ned or Nancy Notfamous. Nonetheless, exceptions being the rule in all things, including real estate, a number of the agents we chatted with — who definitely know a thing or two about the celebrity real estate sandbox — did agree that a snazzy manse with an uber-A-list owner and/or a plum property with a compelling celebrity pedigree will likely garner extra, if not always wanted, attention, and that added injection of publicity can sometimes create an awareness and demand that results in a faster-than-average sale and/or an above-market-value sale price. In 2010 a Brentwood residence where Marilyn Monroe lived and died in 1962 sold with multiple offers in less than 30 days for a whopping $255,000 over asking to a deep-pocketed fan — it traded again just two years later in an off-market deal for $5.1 million — and top-producing “Million Dollar Listing” star Josh Altman at Douglas Elliman says he recently had an international buyer who was only interested in the purchase of a property owned by a celebrity. Homes at the uppermost end of the market tend to take longer to sell; there are, quite simply, fewer buyers who can afford a $50 million-plus house who also want said house in that particular location. Just ask television syndication titan Richard King, who officially put his carefully and expensively rebuilt Holmby Hills mansion — a gigantic Georgian once home to silver-screen star Fanny Brice and later owned by Alan Ladd Jr. — up for sale in July 2011, at a nose-bleedy $65 million. Despite a slew of ballyhoo (the stately spread was fawned over in Architectural Digest and, over the years, has been yakked about by property gossips around the globe), the not-quite two-acre estate and its sumptuous, 17,000-square-foot residence remains unsold at its original asking price. Veteran Tinseltowner and skin-care entrepreneur Connie Stevens, who was billed in 2000 by L.A. magazine as “one of the richest women in Hollywood — ever,” has owned a nearly two-acre spread, also in the high-toned Holmby Hills ’hood, that she picked up in the mid-1970s for $350,000, and first hoisted on the open market in late 2012, with a pricetag of just a wisp less than $18 million. Alas, more than two and a half years later, the spacious, if dated, 27-room 1930s Colonial mansion and its two much more contemporary townhouse-style guest houses that tower over the backyard pool have yet to attract a buyer. For nearly a year and a half now, since March of 2014, the price has risen, with the property patiently listed at $18.5 million. Meanwhile, after more than two years on and off the market at a consistent $15.5 million, sitcom icon Bob Newhart’s 9,200-square-foot French County manse in Bel-Air is in escrow, according to the MLS. The exact wages of his patience have yet to be assessed, as the buyer is unknown, along with the sale price. Other property owners use a downward trajectory to try to lure buyers. Sitcom staple Kelsey Grammer’s third ex-wife, former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Camille Grammer, was granted in their 2011 divorce the erstwhile couple’s almost five-acre equestrian compound that’s tucked into the rustic-luxe rear of the guard-gated and celeb-favored Serra Retreat in Malibu. The lavish property, replete with swimming pool, tennis court and a lily pond, first popped up on the open market in August 2012 at $17.5 million. The property was later relisted at a scosh under $15 million, and now, more than three long years after its original list date, is still up for grabs at the significantly reduced asking price of not quite $14 million. Still others try to take advantage of the market. During the summer of 2006, when Mischa Barton was a dewy 20-year-old star on the hit show “The O.C.,” she shelled out a very grown-up $6.4 million for a multilevel, neo-Tuscan mansion of more than 10,000 square feet in a gated enclave high off Mulholland Drive above Beverly Hills. John Stamos lives close enough that she could easily send her assistant over for a cup of sugar, although we have no idea if she ever did. Anyway, about five years later, after a rough period of tabloid-documented personal turmoil, the young actress put the place up for sale at nearly $8.4 million. Since then, the hillside property has been on and off the market at least a half of a dozen times at a variety of prices. We understand it has been leased out over the years, and since late May, has been listed at so close to $9 million you can taste it, a price that Elliman’s Oliver optimistically posited “would seem like a good deal even for the dirt,” given the generally electrified pace of the high-end market in Los Angeles. Maybe this’ll be Mischa’s year to finally shed her Beverly Hills white elephant? We shall see, butter beans, we shall see.
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    When Celebs Attack!

    Nate Parker: alleged rapist. Warning: UPSETTING content. https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/callexcerpt-wm.pdf
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    Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger

    interesting. She might well be pregnant. Or she might have eaten a big lunch. But I know that very skinny women are sometimes advised by their doctors to put on a bit of weight when trying to get pregnant. I also know that meds/ hormones used when trying to get pregnant with medical help can cause swelling, bloating and/or weight gain. So, the fact that her stomach isn't totally flat could be result of any number of factors...
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    Who'll Split Next? (Version 6.0) - 2016

    I remember hearing an interview with her many years ago and she said she was offended when people would say to her, gosh you're so articulate as if they couldn't believe a black woman could be so thoughtful and well-spoken. I laughed and thought, honey, they just can't believe that someone in Hollywood could be so articulate! Most actors sound like pretentious dumb-dumbs when they say anything that wasn't written by someone else and rehearsed 43 times.
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    Who'll Split Next? (Version 6.0) - 2016

    I always heard that she and Nancy Juvonen (sp?) were a couple. I've read (numerous sources) that Jimmy Fallon ~ married to Nancy ~ is gay. I assumed that Drew also married a gay guy, too, and that this was something they were all happy with. Clearly, I was wrong... even if only the part about all of them being happy.
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    Who'll Split Next? (Version 6.0) - 2016

    Not even four years! Divorce rumours swirled about them in late 2015, but I guess it was conjecture or they weren't yet ready to make it public. http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/drew-barrymore-will-kopelman-divorce-custody-battle/ I hope Drew stops marrying, now; she's good at many things but marriage doesn't seem to be one of them.