Pippa Middleton is apparently ‘overjoyed’ to be pregnant with her first child

Pippa Middleton is apparently ‘overjoyed’ to be pregnant with her first child


Congratulations are definitely in order!

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2018 is undoubtedly the year for celebrity babies, with Jessica Alba kicking off the year by announcing the birth of her and Cash Warren’s third child on New Year’s Day.

Since then, it seems like a new celebrity baby has been announced each week, with the past two weeks alone seeing both Rachel McAdams and Khloe Kardashian welcoming babies, and Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig announcing that they were expecting their first child together just days ago.

But the influx of baby news isn’t exclusive to A-list celebrities, with the royal family also getting involved in baby fever.

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child together, with the future royal – arriving any day now – set to become fifth in line to the throne, today’s baby news centred around Kate’s younger sister, Pippa.

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It was reported today that Pippa Middleton is expecting her first baby with husband, James Matthews, with the couple supposedly having just revealed the news to their friends and family after going for their 12-week scan.

The 34-year-old’s due date is said to be in October, with the Sun on Sunday reporting that the couple are ‘overjoyed’.

The news comes almost a year after the the couple tied the knot, with Pippa and James marrying at St Mark’s Church, Englefield, Berkshire, in May last year.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who was reportedly the first person to be informed of the news after the expectant couple, is said to be thrilled, with reports that she ‘could not have been more delighted’.

It looks like Prince George, Princess Charlotte and royal baby number 3 will have a little cousin to play with soon.

Congratulations to Pippa and James!

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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are welcoming their first child together

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are welcoming their first child together


Congratulations are definitely in order…

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2018 is undoubtedly the year for celebrity babies, with Jessica Alba kicking off the year by announcing the birth of her and Cash Warren’s third child on New Year’s Day.

Since then, it seems like a new celebrity baby has been announced each week, with Kim Kardashian welcoming Chicago, Kylie Jenner giving birth to Stormi Webster and Khloe Kardashian and Rachel McAdams both welcoming babies this month.

Not to mention – the royal baby clock is officially on, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ready to welcome their third child at any moment – set to become the fifth in line to the throne.

Basically it’s baby fever – and as it’s only April, it looks like this year might be a celebrity baby record.

The latest baby news however comes from Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig, with the couple expecting their first child together.

The 48-year-old actress announced the news in an interview with The New York Times while promoting her new film, Disobedience.

I’ll be showing soon,’ the actress explained. ‘Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.’

Congratulations are definitely in order!

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This is why you will always see Prince William holding George’s hand

This is why you will always see Prince William holding George’s hand


We couldn’t have called this!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to welcome their third child this month, with the future royal to be the fifth in line to the throne.

But coming behind four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte, royal fans are interested to see how the newborn will fit into the family – with the number of family members as well as their descent to the throne seemingly determining how the family position themselves.

Eagle-eyed royal fans have spotted that ‘the Cambridges’ seem to split off when in public, with Princess Charlotte often seen attached to her mother, Kate Middleton, while Prince George is often spotted holding his father Prince William’s hand.

Prince William and Prince George. Credit: Rex

This detail seems to have even extended to official photographs, with the family’s royal portrait showing Charlotte standing in front of Kate and George in front of William.

According to UK parenting expert Jasmine Peters, this is no coincidence, supposedly giving a nod to the Cambridges’ traditional take on family.

‘It is not uncommon to see a father with his son to set the foundation of what his role and responsibilities will be in life with a family,’ Jasmine Peters explained to the Daily Mail. ‘It is often believed that it takes a man to raise a boy to be a man. Yes, it could reflect that Kate and William are traditional, but it also reflects the importance of the bond created between father and son and mother and daughter that they both treasure and hold dearly as responsible and loving parents.’

We’re not sure how feel about this, but we’re certainly looking forward to the Duke and Duchess welcoming their third child.

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The Queen is celebrating her 92nd birthday in surprising style this weekend

The Queen is celebrating her 92nd birthday in surprising style this weekend


We definitely couldn’t have called this…

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This weekend will see the Queen’s birthday, with the monarch turning 92 on Saturday, the first of of her two birthdays this year.

Yes, the Queen has two birthdays a year, celebrating on the actual day, April 21st, and then also having an official birthday in June to publicly mark the occasion, commemorated with the annual Trooping the Colour parade, taking place this year on 9th June.

While we still have some time to wait till the national festivities, the Queen will be celebrating this weekend with her nearest and dearest.

But how will she actually be marking the day? With a star-studded concert of course, attending a night of music in her honour at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by her family.

‘The concert, known as The Queen’s Birthday Party, will be attended by HM and other Members of the Royal Family and will include performances from leading artists from around the Commonwealth,’ the official Royal Family twitter announced.

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It should be an action-packed evening, with world renowned acts from Kylie Minogue and Shawn Mendez to Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Sting & Shaggy, set to perform.

While royal family members are said to be attending the festivities with the Queen, there’s no word yet as to which members will be present.

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set to welcome their third child at any moment, it seems unlikely that either will attend, same with Prince Philip who is currently recovering from hip surgery. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle however look likely to attend, busying themselves with engagements ahead of their wedding next month.

While tickets for the concert are not available, it will be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm on Saturday, or you can tune in to BBC Radio 2.

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Chris Pratt just got very real about his divorce from Anna Faris

Chris Pratt just got very real about his divorce from Anna Faris


‘Divorce sucks’

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation last year, insisting they had nothing but love for each other and their five-year-old son, Jack, but breaking the hearts of fans across the world.

While Anna Faris opened up about the separation at the time, getting real about her heartbreak, Chris has remained tight-lipped on the subject, only addressing the pains of his split during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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‘Divorce sucks,’ the 38-year-old actor explained. ‘But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. And we’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another.’

He continued: ‘It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.’

‘We’ll always have each other and be incredibly friends,’ Anna explained in an interview last year. ‘There is still so much laughter in our lives together, and he is proud of me, still. We watched each other grow and he still cracks me up all the time. And I think I crack him up – unless he’s a really good actor and great at faking laughter.’

These two are giving Gwyneth and Chris Martin a run for their money in terms of co-parenting.

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Emily Ratajkowski’s response to Chrissy Teigen trolling her will make your day

Emily Ratajkowski’s response to Chrissy Teigen trolling her will make your day


‘I like all your photos and leave flames on some’

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Emily Ratajkowski surprised us all in February, taking to Instagram to break the news that she had married her boyfriend of a few weeks, actor/ producer Sebastian Bear McClard.

The wedding, held at New York’s City Hall, went viral as she shared photos of the happy day – mostly because of her attire – with the 26-year-old opting to wear a mustard trouser suit from Zara and a black hat and veil, but also for the story behind it, with Sebastian actually proposing with a paperclip.

At the function

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The wedding was an intimate occasion, with Emily explaining the low guest numbers during an interview on Live! with Kelly & Ryan. ‘I got married at City Hall,’ she explained. ‘It was a very special day. You always need one witness and I just couldn’t choose one person so we ended up bringing like four or five friends each, a couple dogs. We were quite a little crew.’

Chrissy Teigen however had something to say about the guest list, taking to Twitter to jokingly question why she hadn’t received an invite.

‘I’m oddly mad that I wasn’t invited to @emrata’s wedding even though we barely speak,’ Chrissy tweeted. ‘Like, I like all your photos and leave flames on some.’

‘ALSO, CONGRATS!!’, she added.

Emily’s response? ‘I was like, “Oh my god, she’s calling me out.” But you know, a lot of people weren’t there. I do [know her]. I don’t know that she would have been the first person in a 10-person wedding that I would have invited… but I get it. I totally get it. She’s like number 12.’

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Charlize Theron opened up about the realities of gaining weight for a film role

Charlize Theron opened up about the realities of gaining weight for a film role


‘I got hit in the face pretty hard with depression’

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Changing your body shape has become part and parcel of succeeding in the film industry, with actors and actresses embarking on yoyo diets to lose or gain weight for specific roles.

Alison Brie had to undergo intensive athlete training to develop a wrestler’s physique for her role in Glow, and Alicia Vikander worked out every day for four months and gained 12lbs of muscle to play action hero, Lara Croft, in the recent remake.

But while it sounds more enjoyable, apparently the worst weight to have to gain as an actress is fat not muscle.

No one knows this more than 42-year-old Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron, who had to gain 50lbs for her upcoming film, Tully, where she plays an overweight and overwhelmed mother.

Valentine’s Day…an excuse to eat cupcakes ! ❤ | 📷 @maryellenmatthewsnyc

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How did she do it? A lot of late night macaroni cheese, burgers and milkshakes, according to the mother of two, who went on to explain that she would eat all day and night especially.

But don’t be fooled. According to Charlize, the novelty wears off very quickly.

‘The first three weeks are always fun because you’re just like a kid in a candy store. And then after three weeks, it’s not fun anymore. Like, all of a sudden you’re just done eating that amount and it becomes a job,’ the actress explained in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. ‘I remember having to set my alarm in the middle of the night in order to just maintain [the weight]’

‘You know, it was a huge surprise to me,’ she continued, explaining the effect that the weight gain on her. ‘I got hit in the face pretty hard with depression. Yeah, for the first time in my life I was eating so much processed foods and I drank way too much sugar. I was not that fun to be around on this film.’

And when it came to losing the weight it only got harder, taking the actress a year and a half, described by Charlize as ‘hell’.

‘I was worried. I was like, this is taking a really long time,’ she said. ‘Because on Monster, I just didn’t snack for five days and I was fine. You know your body at 27 is a little different than your body at 43, and my doctor made sure to make me very aware of that. Like, you are 42, calm down, you’re not dying, all good.’

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Victoria Beckham’s children just gave her the birthday of her dreams

Victoria Beckham’s children just gave her the birthday of her dreams


And we have serious FOMO.

Victoria Beckham turned 44 on Tuesday, and in true Beckham fashion, the whole family was there to see in her birthday properly.

That’s right, VB got to spend the day how she likes it best, with husband David, and children, Romeo, Cruz and Harper – with even Brooklyn coming back from Coachella for the celebrations.

Dancing and having fun in sunshine x kisses from mummy and Harper x 🌞🌞🌞🌞

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Starting early, the Beckham family kicked off the celebrations at a summer bash with Eva Longoria, with VB sharing a video of her and her six-year-old daughter Harper dancing.

‘Birthday eve with my babies x love u so much @davidbeckham kisses x,’ Victoria posted to her Instagram followers alongside a snap with her four immaculately dressed children.

Birthday eve with my babies x love u so much @davidbeckham kisses x

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She added later: ‘Love u so so much @davidbeckham x Thank u for making my birthday so special x The perfect day!! All 6 of us together x kisses x’.

A later Instagram saw VB cutting a watermelon cake decorated with a giant candle, surrounded by handmade birthday cards. ‘Love from a very lucky mummy x 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I love u all so so much x,’ she captioned the video.

And again, in true Beckham fashion, the family were on hand to shower 44-year-old Victoria with birthday love.

‘Happy birthday to this young lady… Amazing mummy,’ David posted to Instagram alongside a black and white snap of his five family members

Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz then followed suit, each sending their mother a loving birthday tribute. ‘Love you to the moon and back,’ posted 19-year-old Brooklyn, while Romeo called VB ‘the best mum in the world.’

13-year-old Cruz, ever the joker, not only posted a heartfelt tribute to his mum on social media, but according to VB’s Insta stories, he also wrapped himself up in clingfilm as a joke present.

It’s safe to say that VB was sufficiently spoilt by her loved ones this weekend, taking to her Instagram to describe herself as ‘a very lucky mummy’.

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The Queen has been ‘hit hard’ by the death of her last remaining corgi

The Queen has been ‘hit hard’ by the death of her last remaining corgi


‘It really does feel like the end of an era’

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The Queen is often associated with her love of Pembroke Welsh corgis, supposedly owning over 30 dogs of that breed during her reign – breeding her own, descending from her childhood pet, Dookie.

News emerged this week however that Queen Elizabeth‘s last remaining corgi, Willow, had been put down at the age of 14, something that is said to have hit the Queen ‘extremely hard’.

Queen mother 1936

Queen mother 1936

Queen Elizabeth’s father, George VI, is said to have been the one to bring corgis into the royal family, now considered a staple, with Elizabeth II breeding over 30 since 1945. In recent years however, the monarch decided to stop breeding her dogs, for fear that they would outlive her – something she did not wish on her beloved pets. Willow was the Queen’s last corgi, whose death has had more of an effect than most.

‘[The Queen] has mourned every one of her corgis over the years, but she has been more upset about Willow’s death than any of them,’ a Buckingham Palace source reportedly told the Daily Mail.

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Queen 1969. Credit: Rex

‘It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents and a pastime that goes back to her own childhood. It really does feel like the end of an era. Willow represents a significant thread running through the Queen’s life from her teenage years to her 90s.’

The source continued: ‘For many, many years she bred and raised corgis and to think that the last one has now gone is something of a milestone.’

Of all of the Queen’s corgis, Willow was also one of the most known, appearing with another corgi Holly in the James Bond sketch for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

While Holly and Willow are normal monikers, the Queen’s corgi names have been fairly questionable over the years, with some of her beloved former dogs bearing the names, Candy, Sugar, Foxy, Bushy, Honey, Whisky, Sherry and Bisto Oxo.

The Queen walking one of her corgis in the grounds of Windsor

The Queen is said to have decided to put Willow down so as not to let her suffer but according to the source, ‘that doesn’t make her loss any less.’

Willow is said to be buried in the grounds of Windsor Castle, with a headstone that is expected to read, ‘A faithful companion of the Queen’.

Our thoughts are with the Queen.

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Nicholas Hoult just welcomed his first child with his girlfriend

Nicholas Hoult just welcomed his first child with his girlfriend


And no one saw this coming at all.

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It seems like only yesterday that Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence were the IT couple, meeting on the set of X Men, and going on to date for years, parting ways in 2014.

But today we were reminded of how long it has been since the co-stars were together, as it was announced that 28-year-old Nicholas Hoult is now a father, reportedly welcoming his first child with girlfriend, Bryana Holly.

There was speculation that the couple, who have been dating since the beginning of 2017, could be expecting when 24-year-old lingerie model Bryana was photographed with a baby bump last month.

Now it seems that the rumours are true, with several sources confirming the news. ’They have kept the news under wraps, but are so happy and excited,’ a source reportedly told People.

explorin 🐾🌹🌀

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Jennifer Lawrence is yet to address the news, but she opened up about her ex-boyfriend in a past Vanity Fair interview, explaining about their connection to the X Men series.

‘These movies had been my life for so long and they had to come first in everything,’ she explained. ‘I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and that was my life. So my life was this person and these movies and we broke up around the same time that I wrapped those movies. Being 24 was this whole year of, “Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?”‘

Nicholas Hoult has yet to personally confirm the news and there’s no updates yet regarding the sex or name of the newborn, but given the secrecy of the pregnancy in the first place, we’re not holding our breath for an announcement.

Congratulations are definitely in order.

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