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WILLIAM & KATE
‘I MISS HIM’
They were just settling into married-life routine-royal appearances, their home in North Wales and a new cocker spaniel puppy-before Prince William, 29, left for a six-week tour of duty on search-and-rescue operations in the remote Falkland Islands (pop. 3,000), about 7,500 miles away. “I miss him so much when he’s away,” Kate, 30, told a fellow military wife last year, although they can Skype or send an “e-bluey,” a service offered by the British Forces Post Office that prints and delivers e-mails from loved ones on old-fashioned airmail letter paper. The Duchess of Cambridge has her own updates to share. On Feb. 1 she made a private visit to Clouds House, a treatment center run by one of her charities. She is also set to join Queen Elizabeth, 85, for outings as she learns the ropes from the monarch, who is marking her 60th year on the throne. The couple are philosophical about the parting and know friends “who go for months without seeing each other,” a pal says. Adds a source close to them: “It’s symptomatic of service life.”
PRINCE WILLIAM VS PRINCE ANDREW
THIRTY YEARS AFTER ONE PRINCE LEFT TO FIGHT OVER THE FALKLAND ISLANDS, ANOTHER HEADS THERE ON A PEACETIME MISSION
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ZAC EFRON & LILY COLLINS
NEW COUPLE ALERT!
Two of Hollywood’s hot young things-Collins, 22, the star of Mirror Mirror (she’s also Phil Collins’s daughter), and New Year’s Eve‘s Efron, 24-were close and cozy at L.A.’s STK eatery Feb. 4 while celebrating the birthday of one of Zac’s friends. “Zac and Lily walked in holding hands,” says an onlooker. “They had a drink at the bar together and were very affectionate all night.”
STARS & THEIR REGULAR JOES
WHO NEEDS FAME? THESE EVERYDAY GUYS WON THE HEARTS OF THESE A-LIST STARS
ANNE HATHAWAY & ADAM SHULMAN
The actress, 29, and her jewelry designer fiance, 30, celebrated their recent engagement at a Feb. 4 party in New York City. “I’m very much in love with him,” she has said.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON & NATE NAYLOR
Johansson, 27, has been spotted at Manhattan nightclub Sway and dining at the Bowery Hotel with the handsome advertising executive, 38.
SOFIA VERGARA & NICK LOEB
The Modern Family actress, 39, stood by her businessman beau, 36, after a near-fatal car accident in 2010 derailed his plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida.
ROONEY MARA & CHARLIE MCDOWELL
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star, 26, is dating the aspiring director, 28 (his dad is Malcolm McDowell; mom is Mary Steenburgen).
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NBC’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT
The Idol alum, 27, can relate to her character, an ingenue vying for a coveted Broadway role: “This business is competitive!”
“I sing a little bit,” admits Messing, 43, who plays the show’s lyricist.
Huston, 60, is “having so much fun” playing an esteemed producer.
The Brit actor, 38, plays the musical’s caddish but talented director.
A real-life theater vet, 30, Hilty competes with McPhee.
CELEBS ON EBAY
When Brad Pitt, 48, needs help, great celebs pitch in! The Moneyball star teamed up with eBay to benefit his Make It Right foundation. “We hope that the people who check out the auction will have fun with it,” Pitt says. “Their bids go directly to build healthy homes for disadvantaged families.”
Bid at ebay.com/celebrity from Feb. 8-15
Take home a pair of scrubs signed by Clooney and the original cast of ER.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER‘S PUMPS
For fashionistas: SJP-signed Versace heels.
FOR 30 ROCK FANS
Bid on a pilot script signed by the cast or a visit for four to the set, where you’ll be greeted by Alec Baldwin.
RYAN GOSLING‘S SIGNED JACKET
Keep warm in the scorpion jacket from his recent flick Drive.
DAVID BECKHAM SELLS HIS CARS
Also on eBay (but not part of Pitt’s auction): Beckham sold his pimped-out Porsche 911 Turbo for $217,000 last year, but his Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé is reportedly up for grabs.
THEY’RE BIG IN …
THE SHINE ON THESE STARS IS TARNISHED (AND THEIR STATESIDE APPEARANCE FEES REFLECT THAT), BUT ABROAD THEY’RE STILL FAMOUS AS EVER!
LINDSAY LOHAN, 25
In 2007 Las Vegas club PURE offered her $200,000 to host her 21st-birthday party. A few years (and some jail time) later, “she’s in the $50,000 range, but no one is booking her,” a source says. “She isn’t worth the risk.” In Germany her wild-child reputation is “appealing,” says an industry insider. “A lot of Germans find that fascinating.”
KIM KARDASHIAN, 31
Despite her scandalous divorce, the reality star can still earn up to $200,000 per event and more overseas where “her Armenian roots make her a huge draw,” says a source. The full effect of the backlash has yet to hurt her wallet. Another insider says the drama may have helped her: “She retreated from the spotlight, making her more valuable when she appears.”
PARIS HILTON, 30
When Hilton turned 25 in 2006, she was paid $125,000 to celebrate at a Las Vegas nightclub. Although she’s now in the $50,000-$75,000 range, Hilton is still popular internationally and gets up to seven figures for appearances overseas. She’s so beloved in the Philippines, she’s designing a beach club there!
The Voice‘s judge shows off his bachelor pad (and impressive art collection, with works by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol) in Architectural Digest‘s March issue.
‘I WAS FALLING APART’
Since August, the Irish singer, 45, has made news with her suicidal tweets, sexually explicit blogs and Vegas wedding. Now she explains her erratic behavior to Scoop.
Why reveal yourself so publicly?
I always say it’s my therapist’s fault I’ve been up to mischief; he’s brought me alive. When you come from child abuse, many parts of you lie dormant. [But] it’s taken me a while to get that it’s dangerous to be so open.
What abuse did you suffer?
My mother was sadistic. It was daily, physical abuse. I forgive her-there wasn’t help for her.
Last year you learned you were misdiagnosed as bipolar and actually have post-traumatic stress disorder.
I went off the bipolar meds very slowly. There’s no drug treatment for PTSD. Sufferers get bashed because we’re “crazy,” but crazy is a term of abuse. We need to be compassionate.
Was that hard for your sons Jake, 24, Shane, 8, Yeshua, 5, and daughter Roisin, 16?
I’ve been good about keeping it together at home. But at work, I was falling apart. That’s why I went to a hospital in January, so they wouldn’t be exposed. My older kids see the papers, they know I’ve had difficulty with depression and aren’t frightened by it.
You’ve reconciled with fourth husband Barry Herridge, whom you wed in Vegas and split from 18 days later.
I don’t want to make a mockery of marriage or myself. People pressured him for being with me. But we adore each other. He’s gentle and quiet, like a human tranquilizer.
What’s home life like in Bray, Ireland?
It’s a mess-a teen, two small boys, three dogs and a cat! [Laughs] We do normal stuff: watch movies, argue over homework. I try to get food into them and get them to bed!