FOR BREAKING CELEBRITY NEWS EVERY DAY
Though her heart is still broken, Lea Michele is starting to pick up the pieces of her life. On Aug. 3 she attended actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s baby shower – her first public outing since the shocking death of her boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith last month. Looking radiant in a white lace dress, the actress put on a brave smile and headed into the Thompson hotel in Beverly Hills arm-in-arm with pal JoAnna Garcia Swisher. “She genuinely looked like she was having a nice day with friends,” says an onlooker.
Just a week before, Michele, 26, and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy gathered the cast and crew for a memorial honoring Monteith, who died at 31 from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol. During the somber event, held on one of the show’s sets, “Lea could be heard sobbing uncontrollably,” says a source.
Surrounded by her Glee family, Michele is finding some comfort in the routine of work. “At my first wardrobe fitting for Rachel Berry for season 5! I’ve missed her so much,” she tweeted on Aug. 1. Four days later she was in the studio recording songs for the show while her castmates were back on the set. In coming weeks they’ll tackle what will doubtless be an emotional tribute to Monteith in the season’s third episode. “[Lea] has just been … a pillar of strength through all of this,” Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said on Aug. 1. “She was the first one who said, ‘I want to get back to work.'”
BABY GIFTS FOR PRINCE GEORGE
From the U.K.
Prime Minister David Cameron sent Prince George a boxed set of classic Roald Dahl books.
Dad William received a mini polo mallet for his son after playing in the Audi Polo Challenge Aug. 3.
A Practical Present
The country’s social security service sent a care package (the box can be used as a crib!) containing newborn essentials, which all Finnish moms receive.
… And Cuddly
The prime minister gave a plush toy bilby—plus a donation toward researching the endangered species.
Animals, Both Chompy …
The Northern Territory gifted – but will keep for safety’s sake – a crocodile born the day Kate’s pregnancy was announced.
Shoes to Fill
Aboriginal group Assembly of First Nations treated the prince to a couple of pairs of Manitobah Mukluks.
These stars are enjoying a camper’s life this summer, minus the bunks
Renée Zellweger keeps a level head while paddleboarding.
Kumbaya! Ali Fedotowsky shows off her strumming skills.
Shia LaBeouf‘s motto: Always be prepared.
Gavin Rossdale hangs on by a thread.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Taylor Swift uses her friend’s face as a canvas.
When it comes to fun, Victoria Beckham likes to take the reins.
A SECRET WEDDING
They pulled a fast one! Supermodel Elle Macpherson, 49, eloped with billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, 45, last month during a holiday in Fiji. “They wanted to keep it a secret,” a source tells Scoop. The couple, who got engaged in March and were expected to wed in Aspen later this year, were married at the Laucala Island Resort in front of about 15 guests including Macpherson’s sons Flynn, 15, and Cy, 10, and Soffer’s father, Don. Adds the source: “They are head over heels in love.”
PART OF THE FAMILY
Ashlee Simpson, 28, cuddled with Evan Ross, 24, at a party for his mom, Diana, at Aventine Trattoria Aug. 3. She “blended well” with his clan, says a source.
MORE THAN FRIENDS?
Kate Upton, 21, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 33, enjoyed a dinner date in N.Y.C. on July 29. Says a source: “They’re having fun and seeing where it goes.”
Just weeks after briefly dating Henry Cavill, Kaley Cuoco, 27, cozied up with tennis pro Ryan Sweeting, 26, while out to lunch in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Aug. 3.
WHO WORE IT BEST?
CELEBRITY KID EDITION
These famous tots are giving grown-up stars some fierce fashion competition
Jessica Alba & Honor Warren
The mom and daughter top flowy prints with denim vests.
Harry Styles & Harper Beckham
Both Brits wear their hearts on their sleeves.
Justin Bieber & Kingston Rossdale
They’re far from undercover in camo shorts and white tees.
Paris Hilton & Anja Ambrosio
The socialite has a tutu face-off with model Alessandra Ambrosio’s daughter.
Miley Cyrus & Romeo Beckham
Neither are in high school but both rock varsity jackets with confidence.