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Prince Harry spoke about his charity work Wednesday night in South Africa, and of his late mother, who instilled the passion in him for giving back.
Princess Diana worked to help those with HIV/AIDS, and now Harry, 28, is doing the same in the tiny kingdom of Lesotho, where he’s visiting now.
The younger Prince of Wales observed the work of the charity Sentebale that he set up with friend Prince Seeiso in memory of their late mothers.
Harry said he hoped both mothers would be looking down with pride.
“I hope she would be proud of what we are trying to achieve in her name,”More >
Oscar Pistorius’ Nike ad during the 2012 London Olympics – part of the athletic giant’s “Weapon” series – declared the sprinter a “bullet in the chamber.”
Given the stunning events of this morning, when Pistorius was arrested for murder in South Africa, those words have taken on a chilling new meaning.
Early Thursday, South African police arrested the double amputee and Olympic inspiration for the shooting death of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Initial reports indicated that the death was an accident, but police have refrained from definitive statements on the crime; heMore >
Hilary Swank and John Campisi have broken up.
A rep for the Academy Award-winning actress confirms that she and her boyfriend of five years have decided to end their relationship.
The pair split earlier this summer, her rep said.
The actress, who has spent the majority of the summer filming Mary & Martha in South Africa and Wilmington, N.C., and Campisi began dating in 2007.
She was previously married to Chad Lowe.
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]
Originally posted here: Hilary Swank and John Campisi: It’s Over
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced today that House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan is his pick for Vice President.
The Wisconsin Congressman will be introduced as the V.P. nominee as “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class” bus tour kicks off in Virginia.
Romney is expected to speak at 8:45 a.m. in Norfolk, Va., with a retired military battleship as a backdrop … fittingly the U.S.S. Wisconsin.
Two others high on Romney’s short list of VP contenders – former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – were informed in recentMore >
DISCLAIMER: The following Kate Middleton photo is 100% authentic. We do not believe in pathetic photoshopping attempts at publicity.
The gorgeous The Duchess of Cambridge kicked off a series of Summer Olympic-themed royal events yesterday by donning an electric-blue crepe dress by Stella McCartney, who’s been named the designer of the official British uniforms for the upcoming worldwide event.
The outfit was adorned by a necklace that sources confirm to People is from Middleton’s “personal collection.” It’s comprised of a large gold ring forming a pendant, with four other rings along theMore >
After an episode of packing last week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta officially arrived in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday and the country will never be the same.
We relive the etiquette lessons and unbelievable screeching in THG’s +/- recap!
With Kroy off at training camp, Kim stays home with the new baby and we barely see her except for a family dinner with her parents. Have I mentioned I find her parents kind of creepy? Her mom says very little and her dad says far too much.
Add to it that they can’t wait for Kim to finish feeding the baby to sit down to eat. Now that’s just rude.More >
Sorry, Chelsy Davy.
Sorry, readers who want him to date Pippa Middleton.
Congratulations, single women everywhere! Despite rumors tying him to both of the aforementioned ladies, Prince Harry is single. He said so himself!
Reports that “The Spare” has been involved with “Her Royal Hotness” have popped up ever since the Royal Wedding, but Wills’ brother laughs it off.
On Friday, the 26-year-old attended the Hard Rock Calling concert in London’s Hyde Park, where he openly shot down the rumors of a Pippa fling.
“Pippa? Ha!” he said, according to the Daily Mail. “No, I am not seeing anyone atMore >
A mere two months after their separation, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are both moving on. First it was her relationship with Sean Penn.
Now rumors have linked Reynolds and model Agnes Fischer.
Ryan’s low-profile lady was seen with him in South Africa, where he’s filming Safe House. She’s relatively unknown, but has an interesting resume:
Agnes Fischer: Ryan Reynolds rumored rebound.
The 5’8″ blonde has been in ads for Bebe, Reebok, Sure deodorant and Adidas sportswear. She’s also graced covers of Shape and Health & Fitness.
Last year, the model appeared in 30 Seconds to Mars’More >
NOTE: This article really doesn’t tell you a whole lot.
The new Us Weekly may well have exclusive details and photos of Brad Womack’s final dates in South Africa on The Bachelor, but the juicy details are lacking.
If you want to know if he picks Emily Maynard or Chantal O’Brien, well, The Bachelor spoilers here can probably enlighten you. That’s as much as we’ll say.
Who do you think Brad ends up proposing to?
Brad’s last date with single mom Emily involves a wilderness picnic in Cape Point starting with a helicopter ride. “They ended it with a kiss,” an insider says.
With Chantal, sheMore >
Anderson Cooper has Tweeted out a response to the unsettling news about Lara Logan and her attack at the hands of Egyptian protesters.
The CNN anchor, who left the country soon after he and his crew were also assaulted while covering that nation’s recent uprising, simply wrote: “Sickened and saddened by the attack on Lara Logan. She is in all of our thoughts and prayers.”
Logan is a native of South Africa and has worked as the CBS Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for years.
In the wake of this February 11 incident, she was flown home and hospitalized. She is now resting at home in theMore >
From WORLD EXCLUSIVES to HOLIDAY MIRACLES, a pair of supermarket tabloids have the Kardashians covered this week.
There’s just one problem: no one in that family is pregnant or planning to adopt any children. Other than that, these stories are 100% accurate…
In one of the funnier made-up quotes of the year, an imaginary source claims Kim Kardashian will use her trip to South Africa this month to scout potential children for adoption.More >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Actually this rumor has been going on for a while, but this is the first time I have seen a mainstream source confirm it. Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry have been shooting the film “Dark Tide,” a thriller about a diving instructor who returns to sea after nearly being killed by a Great White shark. Onscreen romance rumors are part of the Hollywood game but with Halle’s recent split from Gabriel Aubry, and the type of men she seems to like this seems like a good fit. Halle, 44, has been spotted with Oliver, 44, (who used to date Kylie Minogue for over four years) More >
(HMG) – The British supermodel with the super temper, Naomi Campbell has given testimony at the trial of Liberia’s ex-President Charles Taylor, at The Hague for war crimes. Taylor is accused of using “blood diamonds” to fuel an insurgency in Sierra Leone that cost tens of thousands of lives. Campbell “was given rough diamonds” by Taylor in 1997 at Nelson Mandela’s house in South Africa. Campbell admitted yesterday during her testimony that she was given “dirty rocks” by the former Liberian ruler, but told the court she handed the gems to a colleague and told him to “do something good withMore >
(HMG) – This should get those rumors going that comedian Dave Chappelle has a drug problem or some kind of mental disorder. Chappelle “freaked out” during a private jet in New Jersey last night bound for Ohio — where the actor live, repeatedly walkinginto the cockpit, asking how much longer the flight would be, and started grabbing the pilot’s arms. The pilot reportedly decided that Chappelle was a safety risk and diverted the plane to Pittsburgh. A rep for Chappelle explained the incident to TMZ, telling Mr Chappelle really needed to use the restroom – he ate something that didn’t sitMore >
Paris Hilton was arrested in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for allegedly smoking marijuana a few hours ago at a World Cup match.
Not as surprising as the Netherlands’ 2-1 win over Brazil, but unexpected!
The socialite was taken to the Mount Road Police Station in St. Croix, S.A. just before 8 p.m., Det. Mark Magadlela later confirmed to local news organizations.
It is believed that Hilton was indeed at the police station but has since been released. No further specifics were given as to why the ho-tel heiress was busted.
Details of Paris’ arrest remain murkyMore >