HouseGoesHollywood: the celebrity circle of life

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From Lou Reed’s sad death to Christina Ricci’s happy wedding and North West’s all-white nursery, it was a celebrity circle of life this weekend.

The Doctors want to return!

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Matt Smith and David Tennant have confessed they enjoyed working together on the 50th anniversary special for Doctor Who that didn’t want their screen time together to end.

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has told Radio Times: “They got on like a couple of old women. They just say in the corner and gossiped the entire time. By the end of it, Matt told me that he’d worked out this plan that they’d both continue in Doctor Who: do five individual episodes each and three together – would that be OK? It was a nice plan. I think if I’d said yes they’d have gone for it.”

Steven admits they make a great team: “The double act between them is sublime. It’s one of those happy accidents – there’s no reason why they should be, but they are absolutely adorable and hilarious together.”

Celebrity dads .. they’re just like us

Anchorman director Judd Apatow has been caught out by his 15-year-old actress daughter Maude tweeting about a subject that wrings every parent’s heart … homework.

Here’s the family below, who include Judd’s wife Leslie Mann (star of This is 40 and Maude’s younger sister Lily, 11).

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Is THIS why Orlando & Miranda split?

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Hours before his shock separation from Miranda Kerr was made public, Orlando Bloom appeared on the TV show <em>Live with Kelly and Michael </em>and enthusiastically described what it’s like to kiss his co-star in the Broadway play Romeo & Juliet, Condola Rashad, eight times a week.

“We sometimes get applause after our first kiss because it just goes on. Sometimes I’m like, I’m not letting go,” he said.

Meanwhile, earlier this month Condola told Newsday about her chemistry with Orlando: “What’s funny is that we didn’t have to force it. We had a connection from the minute we met … a sense of comfort with each other. Which was cool. We both loved the work. And he’s such a great guy.”

She reiterated that their chemistry was immediate, “so we didn’t have to work too hard at it. We hang out sometimes afterward, but we’ve built the relationship we have just by being around each other. … We have a lot of fun and trust between the two of us.”

Watch them in action on stage below:

However, there appear to be no hard feelings between Miranda and Orlando post-split. On Saturday, they were spotted walking arm in arm in New York with their 2-year-old son, Flynn, then headed to a restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Robert & Katy’s drunken karaoke night

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A 2008 video of Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson dueting on Boyz II Men’s hit “I’ll Make Love to You” has just surfaced – and you’re going to love it.

The pair were reportedly celebrating a mutual friend’s birthday at a karaoke bar called Dimples. They start off in separate chairs but then Katy decides that her chair is “too high to make love” and climbs onto Robert’s lap.

Check it out below …

Dean: we CAN afford a vasectomy!

Tori Spelling’s husband Dean McDermott has told Us Weekly that reports the could are stone-cold broke have been exaggerated … by Tori …

“Right now things are going well,” he said. “I have several exciting projects in the works. Our show Dean and Tori’s Backyard Bash just re-aired to great ratings, I’ll be the new host of Chopped Canada and I have my first cookbook coming out — The Gourmet Dad, in the spring. Tori’s book (Spelling It Like It Is) just launched this week and things are good.”

As for the we-can’t-afford-a-vasectomy thing: “Could we afford a vasectomy? Probably. Was it a tougher time for us financially? Yea. For sure. That’s just the truth of it — it’s the nature of this business,” he explains of their woes in recent months.

The couple have four children together — Liam, 6, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 13 months.

Check out North West’s all-white nursery
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It turns out Kim Kardashian’s five-week-premature delivery of daughter North West threw her whole family into a spin trying to finish the baby’s nursery in time.

In the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are shown mid-freak-out.

“If you walked home and you were coming in here with the baby, would you want to want to go ‘Oh, look at this steamer . . . look at this table in the middle of the room,'” Kourtney tells her mother. “You’re putting the changing table right under the air conditioning?!”
“We didn’t even have a changing table until 8 o’clock last night,” Kris explains.

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The room is decked out in all-white with a $3,950 NurseryWorks Vetro Lucite crib and plush stuffed animals, and a wardrboe stocked with baby designer clothes from Lanvin and Hermes. There’s also a family bed.

“Kanye, Kim and North always take naps together,” a Kardashian source told Us Weekly. “The three of them cuddle and just hang out.”

Katie joins Twitter, gets called “plastic” by Tori

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Katie Holmes has opened up her own Twitter page and amassed 3000 followers within hours. The au naturale pic above his her avatar and this is her first tweet below:
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Katie is in Cape Town filming The Giver, based on the Newberry Medal winning young-adult novel by Lois Lowry about a society where everyone lacks memories or emotions.

Speaking of lacking emotions …

In her new tell-all Spelling It Like It Is, Tori Spelling has slammed Katie for being “plastic”.

According to RadarOnline the two actresses went for drinks together at a famous bar called Trader Vic’s almost two decades ago when both were on hit TV shows – Tori on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Katie on Dawson’s Creek.

“Katie was exactly what you’d expect,’ Tori writes. “She was wearing jeans and a tank top. Her hair was down. She was shy but engaging, and altogether pretty adorable.”
They fell out of touch but ran into each other 10 years later while both getting voice lessons from coach Eric Vetro.

“As I sat waiting outside his music room, I heard his prior appointment working with him in the other room,” Tori recalls. “It was some actress singing horribly off-key … That made me feel better. I heard him say good-bye and then the actress walked out of the room. It was Katie Holmes.

“I didn’t know whether we should hug or shake hands. But the signal from her was immediately clear: Don’t even come close. She was just plastic. In a perfectly polite way. … My pits were drenched. I never sweat. It was that awkward. I thought, I know you’re not a robot because you can’t sing for sh*t … As my anxiety faded, I just felt sorry for her. I hadn’t expected her to reminisce, but this was a totally different person from the girl I’d met at Trader Vic’s. I felt sad for her. Those paparazzi photos, the ones where she looks like she’s miserable but putting on a happy face? That’s what she looked like in person.”

Not long after that meeting, “news would break that she and Tom had split up” says Tori.

Beyonce’s leap of faith

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Beyonce has posted a video clip of herself performing a freefall from a tower in New Zealand.

The star is in Auckland on the latest leg of her demanding Mrs. Carter Show world tour.

The singer performed two jumps from the  city’s Sky Tower – which is 1,076 metres in height – because she enjoyed it so much.

Watch the terrifying moment below:

Rose’s dress reveal

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We’ve no idea why Rose McGowan is looking so sad on her wedding day, but we’d like to thank her for posting her dress on Twitter anyway, so we can have a stickybeak. She captioned it: “Wedding photo #3 messing around”
Here’s a happier snap below:
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Rose tied the knot with Davey Detail two weeks ago.

Rihanna’s creepy shoot

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Rihanna has posed topless with snakes wrapped around her body for the cover of British GQ’s 25th anniversary issue.

The provocative shot was directed by artist Damien Hirst.

The singer tweeted: “Medusa head on me like I’m ‘luminati!!!! She. x Damien Hirst #GQ #25thAnniversary #COVER.”

She added in another tweet: “I love playing with dominant animals! These 2 were double the trouble, but they’re superstars!!! #snakez #GQ #RiRi #88babies #25thanniversary’.”

Fergie gets scary too

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Fergie posted a picture of her impressive Halloween make-up and gown on Instagram on Friday night.

She captioned the pic: “Hola mis muertos” which translates as “Hello my dead.”

Keith’s sexting confession

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Keith Urban has accidentally revealed how he and wife Nicole Kidman keep their marriage alive during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

When Ellen asked if it was hard for the couple to find time together, Keith replied: “It’s a little tricky… I always structure my tours so that I’m never gone for weeks at a time. I’ll do three shows in a row. Be home for three or four days go back and do three or four shows and that works out good until Idol comes along and fills in those days in between.”

Ellen asked if they text regularly and he replied: “Never text, we never email. Phone calls only. Which I really love … Maybe one text. Maybe one cool kind of you know…One of those kind of texts.’

When Ellen questioned exactly what the blushing Keith meant he explained: “Nice, Sex texting… I’m a little red right now.”

Vale Lou Reed

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Legendary musician Lou Reed’s UK music agent has confirmed his death at age 71 to The Guardian.

The cause of death is not immediately known, but the singer underwent a liver transplant in May.

Reed was a founding member of  the band The Velvet Underground, whose album The Velvet Underground & Nico is considered by critics as one of the most influential rock albums of all time.

Lou left the group in 1970 and recored the solo album, Transformer (produced by David Bowie), which included his most famous track, “Take A Walk On The Wild Side” which was an ode to Andy Warhol.

He is survived by musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson.

Chris Brown in jail (again)

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This doesn’t look good …  despite still being on probation for assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Chris Brown has been arrested for assault in Washington.

The singer was outside the W Hotel on Sunday around 4.30am when he got into a physical altercation.

The alleged victim was treated at the hospital and released, while is expected to remain in jail until his court date.

After completing a yearlong domestic violence course in 2010, Brown posted to Twitter, “I have enough self respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class. Boyz run from [their] mistakes. Men learn from them!!!”

Apparently they don’t.

Christina weds

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Christina Ricci has tied the knot with her fiance, James Heerdegen, in a low-key ceremony in New York.

The intimate nuptial beginning at 7pm at the Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall. The bride wore a Givenchy Haute Couture high neck dress with white beaded long sleeves and a long train.  Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a cocktail hour, dinner, dessert and dancing. There was even a candy table – a nod to Halloween?

James is a dolly grip, whom she met on the set of Pan Am.

Things that can’t be unseen …

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Hugh Hefner kicked off his annual Mansion Halloween party at the Playboy Mansion, by sharing a pic of himself and wife Crystal Harris dressed as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke from their controversial 2013 Video Music Awards performance.

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