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JOHN MAYER & KATY PERRY
IT’S GETTING SERIOUS!
Broadway shows, sushi dinners with friends- and now celebrating Christmas together! Since Katy Perry and John Mayer reunited this fall after a brief summer fling, their romance has hit warp speed. “They’re happy together,” says a source. “John is entirely focused on Katy.” That dedication brought the rocker, 35, to Santa Barbara, where he spent the holidays with Perry, 28, and her family. And on Dec. 27, the two hit Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills for a group dinner, during which, a witness says, “John had his arm wrapped around her.” While Perry’s pals were wary of Mayer’s reputation as a ladies’ man, those close to her are warming up to him. “He’s a nice guy!” says a Perry family friend. “John is kind and quirky, emotional and deep, with a great sense of humor,” says a Mayer pal. “Katy is similar in a lot of ways.” But Perry-whose divorce from Russell Brand was finalized last July-isn’t moving that fast. “Neither one is rushing into anything,” says the Mayer pal. “It’s a real relationship just taking its course.”
Oscar winner Kate Winslet has delivered another jaw-dropping performance: The star, 37, quietly married her boyfriend of one year-Richard Branson’s nephew Ned Rocknroll, 34-in early December. Secretly engaged since last summer, Winslet and Rocknroll (born Ned Abel Smith) exchanged wedding bands by Charles Goode in front of Winslet’s two children, Mia, 12, and Joe, 9, and close friends and family.
Who’s that girl? Country star Kenny Chesney, 44, has been recently spotted with a pretty brunette-at the CMA Awards in November, CMT Artists of the Year in December, and now on vacation in Hawaii Dec. 27. Despite a resemblance to his costar in the “Come Over” video, the mystery woman is in fact a “friend named Mary,” says a source. “They are getting to know each other.”
Taylor Swift, 23, and Harry Styles, 18, took their love from the U.K. to L.A., where she stood by her man as he got a tattoo on Dec. 18. The pair then joined Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez for a ski trip at Utah’s Canyons Resort. Says an observer of the pair: “They were really sweet together.”
WHAT ABOUT HER EX?
Don’t worry: Conor Kennedy, 18, has moved on too. He’s been dating a Deerfield Academy peer for two months, says a source.
The Winners of The Voice and The X Factor
THE VOICE‘S CASSADEE POPE, 23
SONG I BLAST IN THE CAR
“Breathe” by Michelle Branch. It’s an “everything will be okay” type of song.
SONG THAT MAKES ME CRY
Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes.” It’s about a tortured man screwing up a relationship. It brings me to tears every time.
ALBUM MY BOYFRIEND AND I LOVE
John Mayer’s Battle Studies. [All Time Low drummer Rian Dawson] and I started seeing each other when it came out. “Edge of Desire” was our song.
SONG THAT REMINDS ME OF HOME
The whole Ocean Avenue album by Yellowcard. It reminds me of going to the beach with my friends.
THE X FACTOR‘S TATE STEVENS, 37
GO-TO KARAOKE TUNE
“Y.M.C.A.” [by Village People]. It’s a good crowd pleaser!
SONG I WORK OUT TO
I love listening to Metallica or “Kickstart My Heart” by Mötley Crüe.
BIGGEST SURPRISE ON MY IPOD
My kids [Rylie, 11, and Hayden, 16] set mine up, so you might find some Justin Bieber.
WHAT I SING IN THE SHOWER
That’s when I do my best raps. “Baby Got Back” is a good one!
MY PREGAME ANTHEM
“Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. It’s amazing! That gets people fired up!
NEWBORN OR Nonagenarian?
TREND ALERT! STAR NURSERIES ARE FILLED WITH NAMES OFTEN HEARD IN NURSING HOMES
Daughter of Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Daughter of Carson Daly and Siri Pinter
Son of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Son of Graham and Allie Elliot
Daughter of Nathan Followill and Jessie Baylin
Daughter of Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly
Daughter of Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge
Daughter of Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Daughter of Taylor and Natalie Hanson
Daughter of Bruce Willis and Emma Heming-Willis
Daughter of Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley
GWYNETH’S EXTREME COOKBOOK
The GOOP queen’s tome It’s All Good (due in April) features dishes inspired by a doctor-prescribed “elimination diet” to combat vitamin-D deficiency, anemia and stress. Side effects include: stomach growling.
DO NOT EAT THIS!
MY DUDE LOOKS LIKE THAT DUDE!
THESE A-LIST LADIES SURE HAVE A TYPE: A GUIDE TO THREE CIVILIAN SIGNIFICANT OTHERS WHO BEAR A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO ONE ANOTHER
EDUCATION: MBA from Texas A&M
OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur and producer
DAD FIGURE TO: Spears’s two sons, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6.
FACIAL-HAIR STYLE: Soul patch and scruff
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: A set of serious abs; also often sports specs.
ENGAGED TO: BRITNEY SPEARS
EDUCATION: Boston University graduate
OCCUPATION: Art consultant
DAD TO: Daughter Olive, 3 months
FACIAL-HAIR STYLE: Neatly trimmed mustache and beard
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: “Those insane Kopelman eyes,” says wife Barrymore.
MARRIED TO: DREW BARRYMORE
EDUCATION: Yale graduate
OCCUPATION: Former NFL player
DAD TO: Daughter Maxwell, 8 months, and one on the way!
FACIAL-HAIR STYLE: A 72-hour shadow
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: “He’s the quickest diaper changer,” Simpson says of the sexy Mr. Mom.
ENGAGED TO: JESSICA SIMPSON
JUST LIKE GROWN-UPS
THEY’RE TYKES GOING ON 30! CHECK OUT THESE CELEBRITY KIDS ENGAGED IN BEHAVIOR WELL BEYOND THEIR YEARS
Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 11, pauses to take a call while walking the family bulldog Jacques with sister Zahara, 8.
Kourtney Kardashian, 33, lets her son Mason Disick, 3, lead the way as they tour Paris together.
Taking a cue from mom Britney Spears, 31, Sean Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, get their daily (decaf) fix.
Afflecks in aisle 10! Violet, 7, takes charge of the cart from Jennifer Garner, 40.
Brooklyn Beckham, 13, scores major big-brother points by taking sister Harper, 17 months, out for a stroll.
Say Cougar Town! Coco Arquette, 8, chronicles a family beach outing with mom Courteney Cox, 48.