Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Attend U.K. "Lion King" Premiere

The Duchess of Sussex hits the red carpet for the first time as a royal with her husband by her side. See Meghan & Harry mingle with none other than Beyonce & Jay-Z!
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Jeremy Kyle asked to attend reality TV inquiry

Jeremy Kyle has been asked to attend the parliamentary inquiry into reality TV.
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Stars attend Game of Thrones final series premiere

Game Of Thrones stars have started to say their final goodbyes at the epic show’s season eight premiere – with a family reunion for the Starks on the red carpet.
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Gigi Hadid, Taraji P. Henson and More Attend Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon

Gigi Hadid, Variety's Power of WomenGigi Hadid, sister Bella Hadid, Taraji P. Henson and attended Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon in New York on Friday.
At the event, Gigi spoke onstage about the pros and cons…

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Olivia Munn, Mahershala Ali and More Stars Attend THR’s Power Stylists Dinner

Mahershala Ali, Olivia Munn, The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo Power Stylists DinnerOlivia Munn, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Grammy-winning country star Kacey Musgraves are helping to pay tribute to Hollywood stylists.
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Kate Moss, Lily Allen Attend Dior Men Show

LOCATION LOCATION: Lily Allen was in mock casting-agent mode arriving at the Dior Men show on Friday, with her tell-all, best-selling memoir, “My Thoughts Exactly,” set to be made into a film or TV series.
Sporting a silver leopard-print anorak accessorized with a diamond cannabis-shaped necklace she picked up at Icebox in Atlanta, Allen, who is also working on a second book, her fifth album and two musicals, had inadvertently matched her black lipstick to the color of the venue, a sprawling ephemeral structure set on the Champ-de-Mars opposite the École Militaire, with the Eiffel Tower looming in the near distance.
When asked who should play her, the singer, who said the format for the adaptation has not yet been decided, shrugged, surveyed the space, and jokingly pointed to the nearest fellow front-rower: Christina Ricci.
An unassuming Ricci, a friend of Dior Men creative director Kim Jones who had flown from Los Angeles to support his sophomore outing for the house, was taking in the space. “It’s very impressive to see this big Brutalist tent set against the beauty and elegance of Paris,” she said.
Other high-profile guests attending the event included Kate Moss, joined by her beau Count Nikolai von Bismarck; Robert Pattinson and Naomi Campbell.
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Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins Attend Kim Kardashian’s Epic Christmas Party

Caitlyn Jenner, Sophia Hutchins, Kendall JennerIt was quite the merry time at the epic Kardashian-West-Jenner Christmas party on Monday night. Kim Kardashian took over the reins from her mom Kris Jenner and put her own spin on the festivities….

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Afflect Reunite and Attend World Series Game With Their Kids

Ben Affleck, World Series, DodgersJennifer Garner and Ben Affleck reunited on Saturday night at a 2018 World Series game in Los Angeles.
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Emily Ratajkowski and Haim Attend Jacquemus Spring 2019 Show

Despite the show’s theme being “La Riviera,” the weather wasn’t quite Côte d’Azur at the Italian Embassy in the 7th arrondissement, where the Jacquemus spring 2019 show was soon to take place.
“I’m freezing,” said Inès de la Fressange, hugging her black corduroy jacket around her shoulders as she entered the courtyard.
She hopped over to her friend and fellow Parisienne Caroline de Maigret, marveling at her choice of a plunging black silk jumpsuit in this chilly weather. Both women have become ambassadors of Parisian style, having each written a book about the art of the true Parisienne.
De Maigret, who featured in Simon Porte Jacquemus’ second collection six years ago, said it was the designer’s communicative energy that led her to collaborate with the brand. “He had really great ideas. I was hooked from the very beginning,” she said. “Years later, he still has the same incredible energy.”
Out in the back garden, Emily Ratajkowski was sipping a glass of Champagne and also praising the 28-year-old designer’s sunny nature. “I met Simon a year ago at his last spring collection, and I now have a friendship with him. Each of his shows celebrate women, and he has a really European, sexy approach that I

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Luke Evans Attend Versace Show

PLAN B: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is busy building her profile online in a big way.
“I’ve just launched my social media platform, a beauty-content platform online called Rosie Inc.,” said the British actress and model, who was seated front row at Versace on Friday night. “It’s everything beauty: tutorials, shopping my favorite beauty products, the looks that I’m loving.”
Acting remains the top priority for Luke Evans, who came in Milan just to attend the show.
“I just wrapped a movie in Italy. We filmed in Milan, Lake Como, Portofino with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler,” he said of the Netflix production “Murder Mystery.” “I’ll start another movie in two weeks in Montreal about World War II. So from comedy to war!”

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Manchester City Players Attend Premiere of Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’

Amazon Prime Video premiered its original sports documentary series “All or Nothing: Manchester City” in Manchester, England Wednesday. The first episode of the series, which focuses on the English soccer champions, was screened in the presence of the whole Manchester City squad and its coach, Pep Guardiola, who previously coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Among […]

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Amber Heard, Lucy Boynton Attend Valentino Show

SECRET GARDEN: The skies stayed clear for a preshow cocktail in the garden of the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild for guests attending the Valentino couture show on Wednesday, as the final show of the week.
Bathed in a golden light, Christian Louboutin caught up with singer Mika, while Italian director Luca Guadagnino played chaperone to actress Alba Rohrwacher.
Guadagnino said he’s hoping to premiere his remake of Dario Argento’s “Suspiria,” which he has almost completed, at the Venice Film Festival at the end of the summer. “Fingers crossed,” said the director, who is also producing a film called “Born to Be Murdered.” “It’s a manhunt thriller — I’m going through my dark phase,” he quipped.
Amber Heard had brought her mother, Paige Parsons, along for the event. The pair joined Tracee Ellis Ross on the lawn by a statue of a deer for a glass of champagne.
“I love that they chose to have the reception outside so you get to experience the Parisian summer,” said Heard, who has just wrapped filming Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” in New York. She stars opposite Elisabeth Moss “and a bunch of really great girls.”
“The cast is almost entirely female, which I loved,” added Heard, who is

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WR Jones won’t attend minicamp, Falcons say

Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones has informed the Atlanta Falcons he will not be attending the team’s mandatory minicamp, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement released Monday.
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Invictus Games Reception

SPORTS DAY: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out on Saturday, attending an Invictus Games reception in London.
The event, held in West London, was hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, and his wife, Lucy Turnbull.
The young royals met with servicemen and women from the U.K. and Australia and learned more about plans for the Invictus Games, which will be held in Sydney in October.
Prince Harry is the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, which mounts the global sporting event for injured and wounded veterans and members of the armed forces.
Markle attended the Invictus Games last year when it was hosted in Toronto.
On Saturday, she wore a printed floral dress from Self-Portrait, a black blazer by Alexander McQueen and Manolo Blahnik heels.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in Self-Portrait, attend a reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, and Lucy Turnbull, celebrating the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018. 
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in Self-Portrait, attend a reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, and Lucy Turnbull, celebrating the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018. 
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Earlier this week, the engaged couple attended a Women’s Empowerment reception in London that was hosted by Foreign Secretary

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Women’s Empowerment Reception

GIRL POWER: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out to attend a Women’s Empowerment reception on Thursday in London.
Hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, at the Royal Aeronautical Society, the event included members from charities and organizations to aid gender equality and girls education.
The event is a part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, which is taking place from April 16 to 20. The engaged couple met with charity workers involved with their initiatives to empower females.
Markle was formerly a Women’s Advocate for the United Nations, and took a trip to India last year, where she toured the Myna Mahila Foundation and learned about the charity’s work to fight “period poverty.” Many women in India have limited access to sanitary protection during their menstrual periods.
She wore a little black dress from Black Halo.

Meghan Markle in Black Halo attends the Women’s Empowerment reception. 
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On Wednesday, she joined Prince Harry and took part in another royal engagement as part of this week’s Commonwealth events. Held every two years, the meeting of the Commonwealth’s 53 leaders will take place in London and Windsor. The royal family will be attending various events throughout the week.
Markle and Prince Harry attended the Commonwealth Youth Forum

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski will not attend the start of New England’s offseason program Monday, according to a source.
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Dakota Fanning and Kristin Scott Thomas Attend Valentino Show

ACTION WOMEN: Valentino impressed guests with its show venue Sunday: a modern structure based on glass and Japanese-style screens, giving onto the golden dome of the Hôtel des Invalides, an army hospital built in the 17th century.
“I love when you get to see a mix of modern architecture with beautiful old French architecture,” said Dakota Fanning, who had flown in just for the show.
“There’s a lot of natural light, and it’s nice to be warm and inside as it’s a rainy day in Paris,” echoed Ava Phillippe, the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. She got ready with Kathryn Newton, who was particularly excited, this being her first Valentino show.
“I wore Valentino to my first premiere, ‘Bad Teacher,’ and they dressed me for the Golden Globes for ‘Big Little Lies,’ so it’s really cool to be here — and I’m in a dress covered in hearts. It’s so me,” enthused the actress, who plays Lucie Stevens in the “Pokemon” movie, due out next year, alongside Ryan Reynolds.
“It’s a live action Pokemon movie and I’m having so much fun,” she said, her jaw dropping as a giraffe-like Karlie Kloss glided by.
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Endeavour Fund Awards

BLACK TIE AFFAIR: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were dressed to the nines and hit the town in their black-tie best, attending the Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony in London on Thursday evening.
The fund, which is headed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, focuses on activities that help afflicted servicemen and women with support, advice and mentoring. Held at Goldsmith’s Hall in east London, the event marks the achievements of soldiers who are sick, injured or wounded.
Last year Prince Harry and Prince William presented the awards during the ceremony. The duo met with the award nominees and participants as well as supporters of the Fund.
Markle donned a black Alexander McQueen skirt with a Tuxe shirt.
The engaged pair have made a number of official appearances and took a trip to Wales earlier this month to learn more about the country’s language and cultural heritage. They visited a castle in Cardiff, watched performances by Welsh poets and musicians, took in a tour of Star Hub and paid a visit to Streetgames, a group that promotes sports among children.

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Melania Trump Will Attend Her Husband’s First State of the Union Address After Canceled Davos Trip

Melania Trump will be on hand to support her husband during his first State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

During Monday’s briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the first lady’s attendance and added that all of the president’s children would also be there, with the exception of his 11-year-old son, Barron.

The news comes after the first lady abruptly canceled a planned trip to Davos, Switzerland, with President Trump last week amid allegations that he had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. (Trump has denied the claims through his lawyer Michael Cohen.) The change of plans — and the fact that the first lady reportedly traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida, instead, according to CNN  — stirred speculation about a possible rift between the first couple.

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At the State of the Union, the first lady will be seated in a box with her and the president’s special guests, who were announced by the White House on Monday and include retired Marine Cpl. Matthew Bradford, who was blinded and lost his legs while deployed in Iraq; Celestino “CJ” Martinez, an Air Force veteran and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent who, the White House says, is responsible for the arrests of more than 100 MS-13 gang members; and Ryan Holets, a police officer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was shot on duty; among several others.

“All of them represent the unbreakable American spirit and will inspire our country,” Sanders told reporters at Monday’s briefing.


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Virgil Abloh, Gwendoline Christie and the Beckhams Attend Kim Jones’ Final Show for Louis Vuitton Men’s

UNITED FRONT: Showing their support, guests including Gwendoline Christie, Xavier Dolan and Brazilian soccer champion Neymar Jr. turned out to take in the final show of Louis Vuitton men’s designer Kim Jones on Thursday.
Joining them were designers Maria Grazia Chiuri, Stefano Pilati, Victoria Beckham, Olivier Rousteing and Virgil Abloh, who delivered “a personal message for Kim.”
“What an amazing tenure, he has always been one of my favorite designers and his gift to the world of men’s fashion will be forever remembered. Super excited to see what he goes on to do,” he said.
“Excited to see what he’ll be doing next,” echoed Beckham, who took in the show with her husband and son, David and Brooklyn Beckham, eyeing up one of the leather jackets with cherry blossom embroidery.
“It’s been an amazing journey for him and, of course, it’s not over yet. He’s just at the beginning of his career,” said Stephen Jones.
Blending with the set, Ambush’s Yoon Ahn, who is a close friend of Jones’, wore a dress in the same print that was used to cover the runway, based on an aerial view of Kenya. “Departures are not necessarily a sad thing, he’s done such an amazing job for Vuitton, he has contributed

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Real Housewives’ Bethenny Frankel, Danielle Staub, and More Attend Bobby Zarin’s Funeral

Bethenny Frankel, Bobby Zarin FuneralReal Housewives stars Bethenny Frankel, Danielle Staub and Kelly Bensimone attended the funeral of Bobby Zarin, the husband of former cast member Jill Zarin, on Monday.
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Roberto Bolle, Kendall Jenner Front Tod’s Spring Campaign, Attend Milan Men’s Presentation

BELLE AND BOLLE: Too bad Roberto Bolle couldn’t do one of his Grand Jetés at Tod’s chaotic presentation, held once again at the exquisite Villa Necchi in Milan. The Italian ballet star was literally squeezed between buyers, the press and TV cameras trying to see the new men’s collection — not to mention hordes of revelers sipping the free drinks and nibbling the canapés — with almost no room to breathe, let alone dance. Ever the pro, Bolle took the sardine-like conditions in stride and calmly and politely talked about the shoot of Tod’s spring campaign in Malibu, Calif., with Kendall Jenner, as images from the video were projected at the entrance. Jenner opened and closed Tod’s women’s spring runway show in September.
“It was fun and a pleasant break from a very intense period. It gave me a breather from the hours of training and tension, an escape from the daily sacrifice and sweat theater life requires,” said Bolle, who is seen dancing on the beach and warmly embracing a fresh-faced Jenner in the video. “These are fragments of Italian inspiration and we want to show the Italian style in the world.  It’s a joyful campaign and I think this

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Bringing Up Bates’ Tori Bates Marries Bobby Smith — and the Duggars Attend!

Tori Bates is a married woman!

The 21-year-old Bringing Up Bates star tied the knot with Bobby Smith in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Saturday, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.

The nuptials took place at Calvary Baptist Church, where the happy couple walked down the aisle surrounded by their family and friends — including the entire Duggar family — minus Jinger.

The church was decorated with Christmas trees, which were sourced from the Bates family farm. The trees were mounted in concrete and painted white before being lit in the church. Tori’s mom, Kelly Jo, was instrumental in the decorating.

Tori walked down the aisle to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years,” which was a break from the family’s conservative choices as they usually tend towards more traditional music choices. Her father, Pastor Gil, took part in the ceremony by officiating the vows. During the ceremony, Bobby got teary-eyed and Tori got the giggles, prompting her to joke that she was “messing it up.”

“This is your day, you’re not messing anything up. I’m proud of both of you,” Gil said.

Bates’ brother Lawson also performed an original song at the ceremony — called “One Plus One” — though in line with the family’s conservative upbringings, there was no dancing or entertainment at the reception — but Bates’ aunt Kay did bake a special lemon blueberry cake.

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Bates’ wedding dress was designed by Renee’s Bridal owner Renee Miller. Miller has designed wedding dresses for Jinger and Joy-Anna Duggar, as well as Joseph Duggar‘s wife Kendra Caldwell.

Bates knew she wanted a sheath-style dress with lace, but it wasn’t until she tried on several dresses — borrowing a few things from each — that Miller was able to design the dress of the bride’s dreams.

Bates and Smith met in 2015 through a mutual friend and officially began courting in November 2016. The relationship was long-distance until Smith graduated from college this year and moved to Tennessee to be closer to Bates.

PEOPLE exclusively announced the couple’s engagement in September: Smith popped the question at a scenic overlook called Wiseman’s View in North Carolina after months of planning. He picked Bates up from school in the morning before traveling to the secret spot — which was covered with rose petals and candles in anticipation of their arrival.

“We’ve been looking forward to this day for so long and it’s finally here — we’re engaged!” the couple told PEOPLE at the time. “The day could not have been more magical, and the moments we shared will never be forgotten.”

“It feels like a dream,” they added. “Our hearts are overflowing with excitement. Thank you for all of your love and support.”

Bringing Up Bates returns Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on UP TV.


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Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto and Jessica Gomes Attend Zimmermann Dinner in L.A.

“We like to be wherever our girl is,” said Nicky Zimmermann, cofounder and designer of the label that bears her and her sister Simone’s last name. The designer was in Los Angeles to shoot the brand’s spring ad campaign, so she took the opportunity to celebrate at a dinner hosted by her fellow Australians, editors Laura Brown, Christine Centenera and Jillian Davison. The night before, Zimmermann hosted a VIP shopping party at her store on Melrose Place.
The floral-laden dinner on the pool deck of Sunset Tower attracted actresses Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Madeline Brewer and Carson Meyer; models Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio; stylists Monica Rose, Sophie Lopez, Annabelle Harron, Tara Swennen Jeanann Williams, Penny Lovell, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, and influencers Amanda Steele and Marianna Hewitt.
Zimmermann and husband Chris Olliver, the company’s chief executive officer, were off next to check out spaces for a store in San Francisco. The company has 26 stores in Australia, one in London, and six in the U.S. “We tend to open in places where our customers travels to,” she said. “It’s not so much about trying to hit a certain number, but it’s more about having fun. Most Australians know

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Charlize Theron, Brie Larson Attend Porter’s Incredible Women Gala 2017

Porter, Net-a-porter’s print magazine, on Wednesday held its second annual Incredible Women Gala at NeueHouse West Hollywood, in association with Estée Lauder. Hosted by editor in chief Lucy Yeomans and Universal chairman Donna Langley, the event drew Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, Mary J. Blige, Melanie Griffith, Raquel Welch, Kate Bosworth and more.
The Incredible Women list, now in its third year, grew out of a cover line on Porter’s first issue. It has since spawned a talk series that began with Christy Turlington Burns in 2014 and has included American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, film director Sofia Coppola and Serpentine chief executive officer Yana Peel. The first gala was held last year in London at the V&A Museum.
Partnering with Langley, who was profiled in the magazine in the past, made sense since this year’s list of 50 women was focused on the entertainment industry. The timing of this year’s gala comes when women in the industry have banded together in support of speaking out against sexual harassment. The magazine commissioned women including Copeland, Larson and the organizers of the Women’s March, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland, to write open letters touching upon crucial issues facing women in

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Warriors say they won’t attend White House (Yahoo Sports)

Warriors will not visit White House after Trump tweets that Steph Curry's 'invitation is withdrawn'

President Donald Trump tweeted that Steph Curry’s invitation was rescinded, so the NBA champions won’t attend, either.



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Jodi Arias Might Request Prison Leave to Attend Father’s Funeral: Relative

The father of Jodi Arias has died in California, and the 37-year-old convicted murderer is distraught — and considering requesting a supervised leave from prison to attend a funeral, PEOPLE has confirmed.

William A. Arias died of undisclosed causes on the evening of September 19. He was 68.

According to a relative, Jodi Arias, who is in prison for the murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, is distraught and looking into the possibility of applying for a supervised visit so she can attend a memorial service.

“She’s really upset,” the relative tells PEOPLE. “It’s hard for her to know that he’s really gone. She wants to see her family and pay her respects.”

Under Arizona law, inmates can apply for an escorted leave visit to attend the funeral or memorial service of a loved one. If the request is granted, the inmate will be supervised by authorities the entire time.

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However, Arias would very likely be unable to attend her father’s memorial service if it’s held in California. Inmates who are granted an escorted leave visit must remain within Arizonas. Funeral visits are not available for closed casket services, or memorials where the body has already been cremated.

“She wants to go, but it seems impossible now,” says the relative. “The logistics just don’t work out. And yes, it’s sad for her, but it can’t be the family’s problem. They’re grieving the loss of a beloved man.”

Andrew Wilder, the Director of Communications and Media Relations for the Arizona Department of Corrections, tells PEOPLE that Arias “has not requested to attend a funeral.” The approval process can take several days. 

Arias was convicted of first degree murder in the 2008 stabbing and shooting death of Alexander. She was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


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Emma Roberts, Haim Attend Chloé and MOCA’s Third Annual Dinner

“To quote my favorite Oscar Wilde line, ‘You can never be overdressed or overeducated.’ That is why Chloé and MOCA came together,” said Museum of Contemporary Art director Philippe Vergne on Tuesday, when the brand and the museum hosted their third annual dinner.
This year, the event celebrated the recent opening of the Anna Maria Maiolino exhibition at MOCA’s Grand Avenue site. Vergne gave a private tour to guests including Emma Roberts, Aimee Song, Chloe Norgaard, Courtney Trop, Estee and Danielle Haim, Kelis, Kelly Rowland and Thomas Jane. The exhibit includes Maiolino’s early prints, as well as her sculpture and photography. The pièce de résistance was a room filled with unbaked clay sculptures, including a giant wall covered in dots of clay. “Maiolino has this idea of always needing to put something on the table, and to put objects between her and the viewer,” Vergne explained.
Outside the gallery, he paused to introduce a work by another artist, a ping pong table with a lily pond in the middle. The notion of playing games and provoking conversation proved true as Roberts and her stylist Britt Elkin decided to play. The catch-22 was that no one can win the game, as the ball

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Minnie Mouse to Attend Her First New York Fashion Week

MINNIE TAKES MANHATTAN: It’s about time: Minnie Mouse will be touching down in Manhattan next week to attend her first New York Fashion Week visit. Her first order of business is posing for photographs at the Empire State Building Observatory on Tuesday at 10 a.m. During her stay she plans to attend a master class at Instagram with Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships, and visit Refinery 29 to talk trends with Annie Georgia Greenberg, fashion editor at large, video producer and host.  She may even attend a fashion week party Friday night. At press time, she had no plans to attend a fashion show, but obviously that could change once publicists get wind of her visit.
Long considered a fashion icon, Minnie has served as a muse for designers, inspiring new fashion collections and appearing in magazines and runway shows all over the world. Her classic polka-dot ensemble has been continually reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades.

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The Trumps Bow Out. Will Future Presidents Attend the Kennedy Center Honors?

President Trump’s decision to skip the Kennedy Center’s gala eases the pressures this year — but could make it harder to attract other presidents.
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Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation’s ‘The Dollar Campaign’ Gives Fans the Chance to Attend Her Annual Diamond Ball

Rihanna continues to shine bright like a diamond through her generous charitable work.

On Tuesday, the singer kicked off the Clara Lionel Foundation’s (CLF) “The Dollar Campaign,” a fundraising effort that continues her ongoing support for global education, health and emergency response programs.

Every dollar donated now through Sept. 5 will be a chance for one fan to win a trip to attend her charity’s upcoming Diamond Ball in New York City on Sept. 14.

This year, the event will be hosted by Dave Chappelle and feature Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris. One winner (and their friend!) will be chosen by Sept. 7 to receive tickets to the gala, as well as roundtrip airfare to and from New York City and hotel accommodations.

Every $ 1 donated will provide one brick to a school in Malawi, $ 5 will provide five bricks to a school in Malawi, $ 10 will provide ten books, $ 15 will provide a female student with essential school supplies and $ 20 will provide a month of schooling for one student.

In February, Rihanna stood before a crowd at Harvard University to accept the Humanitarian of the Year Award and encouraged the audience “to make a commitment to help one person.”

“I want to challenge each of you to make a commitment to help one person, one organization, one situation that touches your heart,” she said during her acceptance speech. “My grandmother always used to say if you have a dollar, there’s plenty to share.”

Fans can support “The Dollar Campaign” by visiting the Clara Lionel Foundation website to donate.


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Viola Davis and True Blood Stars Attend Actor Nelsan Ellis’ Funeral After His Shocking Death

Nelsan Ellis — the actor known for his role of Lafayette on True Blood who died at the age of 39 — was laid to rest on Saturday at the Holy Temple Cathedral in his home state of Illinois.

Several of Ellis’ costars, including his  True Blood castmates, attended his funeral, according to E! News.

Stars from True Blood included Anna Paquin, who played Sookie; Carrie Preston, who played Arlene, and Rutina Wesley, who played Tara, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Wesley was a longtime friend of Ellis and penned an emotional tribute to him which she shared last week.

Viola Davis, who starred with Ellis in the films The Help and Get on Up also attended the funeral.

There was also a public viewing for Ellis on Friday at the Leak and Sons Funeral Home, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ellis, who had struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, died from heart complications on July 8 after he reportedly attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own.

In a statement released on July 10 by Ellis’ manager Emily Gerson Saines to The Hollywood Reporter, Saines said that Ellis’ father had explained that the actor started going into heart failure after he attempted to withdraw from alcohol. Ellis also had many “stints in rehab” before trying to withdraw without any assistance.

Ellis is survived by his son, Breon, as well as his grandmother, Alex Brown, and his father, Tommie Lee Thompson. He is also survived by his siblings Lakeeia Thomson, Tommie Lee Thompson, Babon Ellis, Maurice Turne, Tianna Thompson, Shaentika Beard and Yvonne Ellis and aunt Tartheaia Thompson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nelsan Ellis Foundation. Flowers and gifts may be sent to Leak & Sons Funeral Home.


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British Designers Attend BFC/BAFTA Fashion Arts Film Commissions Screening

FASHION FILMS: The British Fashion Council and BAFTA hosted their Fashion Arts Film Commissions screening in London on Thursday.
Guests including Emilia Wickstead, Rupert Sanderson, Stephen Jones, Richard James, Toby Lamb, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi watched two films — “Reflections on Hollywood” and “The Eyes of My Father” — at the auditorium of the British Academy Film and Television Arts, followed by a drinks reception at Maison Assouline.
“Reflections on Hollywood” is a modern story about the escapades of a movie star. The film was written, produced and directed by Jessica de Rothschild with costumes designed by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Gieves & Hawkes and Stephen Webster.
De Rothschild said she loved the “rock ‘n’ roll, insouciant attitude of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Stephen Webster” and the “classic elegance” of Gieves & Hawkes. “They all combine perfectly to tell a story of one magical night at the iconic Peninsula, Beverly Hills as we follow Miss Diamond, a famous movie star, on an enchanting adventure through the hotel,” said de Rothschild.
“It’s so wonderful to see it on the big screen,” said Thornton. “And to see the way they have interpreted the clothes into the film. The narrative was beautiful and charming and

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British Designers, Stylists Attend E. Tautz’s Charity Exhibition

PHOTOS FOR A CAUSE: “It’s a moment of light. People expect to see fame or fashion from me, but that’s not what I take,” said Elizabeth Saltzman at the opening of the E. Tautz charity photography exhibition in London’s Mayfair. Saltzman’s image of light rays was taken during a museum visit. “I like that fact that it’s something private, then taken public,” she said.
Saltzman was among those who contributed images to the E. Tautz show, organized by the brand’s owner and creative director Patrick Grant. The show is called “150” to mark the brand’s 150th anniversary and took place at the Duke Street flagship on Tuesday evening.
Guests including Louise Gray, James Long and his sister Charlotte, joined the crowd on the lower level of the store and viewed works on display. There was imagery by Long, and fellow designer Agi Mdumulla, Sam Cotton, Charles Jeffrey, Claire Barrow, Henry Holland, Kit Neale, Liam Hodges, Louise Gray, Nigel Cabourn and Roksanda Ilincic. The images will remain on display until July 6, and their creators will remain anonymous until the moment of purchase.
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“I’m desperate to buy one — it’s for charity,” said Long,

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Sharon Stone, Owen Wilson Attend Marciano Art Foundation Opening

Los Angeles has another fine arts museum feather to add to its cultural cap. Maurice and Paul Marciano finally opened their Marciano Art Foundation in L.A.’s historic Hancock Park (the building itself is an old Masonic temple) with two exhibitions and a pair of celebrations.
“Unpacking: The Marciano Collection,” which includes works by Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha and Sterling Ruby, and “Jim Shaw: The Wig Museum” were unveiled before a dressed-up crowd of 600 over the weekend followed by a more casual barbecue.
Among the art supporter celebrities in attendance were Sharon Stone and Owen Wilson, also frequent supporters of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) gala, where Maurice Marciano serves as chairman; Ryan Seacrest (who is a member of the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, or LACMA’s, board) and the heads of those respective institutions, Philippe Vergne and Michael Govan and their spouses Sylvia Chivaratanond and Katharine Ross. There was also Eli and Edythe Broad of The Broad Museum; art dealers Larry Gagosian, Mary Boone and Jeffrey Deitch, and artists Murakami, Alex Israel, Catherine Opie, Doug Aitken, Jeff Koons, Jonas Wood and Thomas Houseago.
From the cultural mix there was Benedikt and Lauren Taschen, Brandon Davis, Lilly Tartikoff Karatz and Bruce

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Rihanna, Uma Thurman and Sienna Miller Attend Dior Show

LUCKY BLUE: Guests were singing the blues at the Dior show on Friday, with an army of high-profile friends of the house descending on the event including Rihanna, Kate Moss, Uma Thurman and Sienna Miller.
“I love blue, but I like mysterious blues like navy and blue-black, when it’s very strong and dark,” said British actress Rosamund Pike, who has just wrapped three films including Cédric Jimenez’s “The Man With the Iron Heart.”
“Blue, that’s the theme? I love blue! Do you like blue?” laughed Ruth Wilson, adding: “Blue is melancholy, blue is the sea, blue is the color [of] my eyes.” The actress said she hopes to be heading to the Cannes Film Festival in May with the John Cameron Mitchell-helmed “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” costarring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. So how exactly does one talk to girls at parties? “I don’t know, I tend to do it over a glass of Champagne,” shrugged Wilson before elaborating on the film’s plot. “It’s set in Croydon in the Seventies, and it’s aliens versus punks. Guess which one I am?”
“Blue? Yeah, I quite like the color blue. This is quite cool in here, isn’t it?” said Lottie Moss before plunging

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Young Royals Attend 2017 BAFTA Film Awards in London

RED CARPET ROYALS: The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attended the 2017 BAFTA Film Awards in London on Sunday evening.
The royal couple made their way down the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. The event, which is known as Britain’s version of the Oscars, highlighted the notable films of 2016. Prince William — who has served as president of the BAFTA association since 2010 — presented the BAFTA Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award, to Mel Brooks.
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Kate Middleton donned an off-shoulder floor-length black floral gown by Alexander McQueen.

The Duchess of Cambridge (in Alexander McQueen) and Prince William 
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The duke and duchess have attended a few BAFTA events in the past. In 2015, the duo joined Prince Harry at the BAFTA premiere of “Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas” in London where she wore a blue printed Tabitha Webb dress.

The duchess wearing a Tabitha Webb dress. 
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The young royals also attended the BAFTA Brits to Watch event held in Los Angeles in 2011, as a part of their royal tour in California where the duchess donned a floor-sweeping Alexander McQueen gown.

Here, in a lilac Alexander McQueen gown. 
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Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Won’t Attend Oscar Ceremony

The director, whose film ‘The Salesman’ is nominated for an Oscar, cited President Trump’s visa ban for citizens from Iran and other primarily Muslim countries.
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Oscar-Nominated Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Will Not Attend Awards Ceremony

In the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order targeting Muslims and refugees, Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has announced that he will not attend this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.   

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that temporarily suspends refugee resettlement and bars individuals from seven countries from entering the United States. Among those countries is Iran, where Farhadi was born and lives. Based on the executive order, it was unclear whether Farhadi would be able to attend the awards show. Federal judges have since temporarily blocked parts of the order.

“Over the course of the past few days and despite the unjust circumstances which have risen for the immigrants and travelers of several countries to the United States, my decision had remained the same: to attend this ceremony and to express my opinions about these circumstances in the press surrounding the event,” Farhadi told The New York Times in a statement. 

But he’s since had a change of heart, noting that “it now seems that the possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts which are in no way acceptable to me even if exceptions were to be made for my trip.”

He added that he hopes “the current situation will not give rise to further divide between nations.” 

After news of the executive order broke, The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences threw its support behind Farhadi and the cast and crew of his film “The Salesman,” which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

“The Academy celebrates achievement in the art of filmmaking, which seeks to transcend borders and speak to audiences around the world, regardless of national, ethnic, or religious differences,” a spokesperson for The Academy said in a statement. “As supporters of filmmakers ― and the human rights of all people ― around the globe, we find it extremely troubling that Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Oscar-winning film from Iran ‘A Separation,’ along with the cast and crew of this year’s Oscar-nominated film ‘The Salesman,’ could be barred from entering the country because of their religion or country of origin.”

Earlier this week, Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who stars in “The Salesman,” spoke out about the anti-Muslim order and announced she would not attend the Oscars ceremony in February.

“Trump’s visa ban for Iranians and others is a racist move and unacceptable,” she wrote on social media in Arabic and English. “Whether this will include a cultural event or not, I won’t attend the #AcademyAwards 2017 in protest.”

To read Farhadi’s full statement, head over to The New York Times

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McCaul Lombardi, Mads Mikkelsen Attend Ermenegildo Zegna Show

ZEGNA MEN: On his way to Switzerland for a quick snowboarding jaunt, McCaul Lombardi said at the Ermenegildo Zegna show on Friday night that he had just finished filming “Sollers Point,” due to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival this spring. The story of a small-time drug dealer, “it’s a coming of age story, as he adapts to life out of prison,” said Lombardi, who is one of the actors fronting the brand’s ad campaign for spring.

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“It’s amazing. I can’t believe they’ve managed to fill a space this size, and it’s still intimate,” marveled Mads Mikkelsen surveying the venue, strewn with apocalyptic Anselm Kiefer concrete towers. “I just thought it was something from Pisa, they’re kind of at an angle,” he said. The actor, who recently wrapped promoting “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” said he was looking forward to taking a break. “Vacation for me is being at home, as I’m never home, so that would be Denmark.” Skal!

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Jessica Chastain Reveals She Did Not Attend Her High School Prom: ‘No One Asked Me’

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Jessica Chastain has been invited to all of the most exclusive events in Hollywood — but she didn’t make an appearance at her own high school prom.

“I went to a couple football games, but I didn’t go to my prom,” she said in a clip for NBC’s upcoming Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist.

“No prom for you?” Geist asked.

“No prom,” the Oscar-nominated actress, 39, said. “No one asked me.”

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In the interview, Chastain describes herself as “the theater nerd,” but Geist still could not get over the men who missed out on the opportunity to take the award-winning star to her prom.

“How are those guys doing right now?” he asked, and Chastain replied with a laugh. 

Chastain recently opened up about her teen years, when she was not as confident in her own skin. She told The Edit earlier this month that she did not always appreciate her now-signature red locks.

“I didn’t like looking different,” she said, “Being a redhead, you can’t fit into the group. I wanted to be blond so bad. I had really bad self-esteem and I asked my mom if I could dye my hair but she wouldn’t let me … Now, I celebrate it.”

Chastain is set to appear in the upcoming film The Zookeeper’s Wife, which hits theaters in March 2017.


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Kate Middleton Wears Chic Green Coat as She and Prince William Attend Christmas Day Church Service

Prince William, Kate Middleton, ChristmasKate Middleton has done it again, with her chic holiday style.
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Cindy Crawford And Her Lookalike Daughter Kaia Gerber Attend ‘Tomorrowland’ Premiere

Cindy Crawford and her daughter, Kaia Gerber, spent some quality time together ahead of Mother’s Day at the “Tomorrowland” premiere in Anaheim, California, on Saturday. The veteran model and her 13-year-old daughter made for quite the stunning duo as they posed for photos together on the carpet. Crawford was also joined by her son Presley, 15, and her longtime husband, nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber.

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It looks like Crawford’s daughter will follow in her mom’s modeling footsteps. The teen landed one of her first major photo shoots in Teen Vogue’s December 2014/January 2015 issue.

Yep, that’s one gorgeous family.

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These Are All Of Kimye’s Wedding Guests (And Those Who Didn’t Attend)

This weekend, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went from being #theworldsmosttalkedaboutcouple to the #worldsmosttalkedaboutmarriedcouple. After weeks of speculating wildly about who might be present for this very Instagram-able event, we finally have some confirmation as to who watched Kim’s third walk down the aisle. This post will be updated as various outlets scrounge through the seating chart.

Those Definitely Came
Khloe Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian
Kylie Jenner
Kendall Jenner
Bruce Jenner
Kris Jenner
Jaden Smith
Serena Williams
Steve McQueen (“12 Years A Slave” director and person who was “spotted limping back to his room, as if he had danced too much,” according to People)
David Blaine
Lana Del Rey (was paid “huge amounts of cash” to perform, according to Gawker)
Andrea Bocelli (performed “Con te Partiro,” and “Ave Maria” as Kim walked down the aisle, but it was romantic and nothing like a Buitoni commercial, according to E! news)
John Legend (also performed)
Chrissy Teigen
Jaden Smith
Serena Williams
Larsa Pippen
Scottie Pippen
LaLa Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
Lorraine Schwartz
Rachel Roy
André Leon Talley
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Tyga
China Black
Brittny Gastineau (Kim’s best friend, according to Hollywood Life)
Rick Rubin

And Those Who Didn’t
Beyonce (is “Irreplaceable,” but sent up this loving Instagram in lieu of her presence)
Jay Z
Brody Jenner
Rob Kardashian (flew back to L.A. before the ceremony, according to US Weekly)
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Obamas Attend Christmas Benefit Concert For Children’s National Health System

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obamas got into the holiday spirit Sunday evening with a little help from Hugh Jackman, Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae.

President Barack Obama and his family attended the 32nd annual “Christmas in Washington” concert, a benefit for the Children’s National Health System. After an evening of Christmas carols at the National Building Museum, the president said Americans should remember Jesus Christ’s lessons of charity and compassion.

“Through his example, he taught us that we should love the Lord, love our neighbors, as we love ourselves. It’s a teaching that has endured for generations. And today, it lies at the heart of my faith and that of millions of Americans, and billions around the globe,” Obama said.

“No matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we worship, it’s a message of hope and devotion that can unite all of us this holiday season,” he added.

Before the concert began, the president, his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Sasha and Malia, helped collect presents for patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington. Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, watched from nearby.

The Obamas met five of the hospital’s young patients, who were dressed as elves.

“Hey, you guys, you going to help us?” Mrs. Obama asked.

“Good job, elves,” the president said. “Nice job.”

Jackman, who hosted the concert, also urged the audience to remember those less fortunate.

“It is the season of compassion. Let us not forget those who are down and out, who are suffering and who have little hope: the Washington Redskins fans,” Jackman said. “I can say it, I’m a Giants fan.”

The Redskins lost to the Atlanta Falcons earlier Sunday and fell to 3-11 for the season. The New York Giants also lost, though, getting shut out by the Seattle Seahawks as their record fell to 5-9.

Other performers at the concert included the Backstreet Boys, Anna Kendrick and Pat Monahan, the singer from the band Train. Retired NBA star Charles Barkley also was on hand to talk about programs at Children’s National.

The concert will be broadcast Friday evening on TNT.

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