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Today, commoners, Queen Elizabeth, and pop royalty gathered at Buckingham Palace for the BBC's Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the monarch's 60 years on the throne. Unfortunately, in the midst of her Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend, the queen is dealing with some trying circumstances, as her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was rushed to the hospital today with a bladder infection. Locals told BBC they feel for the royal couple, especially since Prince Philip will no longer be able to attend the rest of the Central Weekend events that include today's concert and tomorrow's service and carriage ride.
But the show must go on, and the queen still attended the Diamond Jubilee concert today (with earplugs in!) along with young royals Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Zara Phillips, and Princess Beatrice. The star-studded event kicked off at 7:30 p.m. London time, and the public and royal family members alike — 12,000 people in total — jammed to music by Elton John, will.i.am, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, and more on a stage built around the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace. Before the firework celebration ended the evening, Prince Charles introduced his "mummy," as he called her, and gave a touching speech in her honor. See the concert festivities now!
Gwyneth Paltrow flashed a smile and waved to photographers as she arrived at a charity dinner for the Clinton Foundation's Millennium Network held at Old Vic Tunnels in London tonight. Other attendees included former president Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Dave Clark, and Will.i.am. Gwyneth dressed in all white for her latest night on the town, which was in stark contrast to the all-black ensemble she wore for Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne afterparty on Sunday night. Gwyneth's sense of style seems to be rubbing off on her daughter, Apple, who debuted pink hair over the weekend. In addition to looking good, Gwyneth can also count on smelling good since she was recently named the new face of Hugo Boss's latest fragrance, Boss Nuit Pour Femme.
Taylor Swift joined Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas yesterday for what was supposed to be an all-star concert in NYC's Central Park. The artists arrived ready to rock out on behalf of the Robin Hood Foundation, an antipoverty organization, but rain and lightning forced the show's cancellation before Taylor and the Black Eyed Peas could even take the stage. The Black Eyed Peas made the best of the situation and put on a mini-performance backstage with LL Cool J and Natasha Bedingfield. Hayden Panettiere and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez managed to sneak in, though just as friends since she's reportedly dating his teammate Scotty McKnight. Taylor tweeted her disappointment, writing, "I was like 'I get to sing with Fergie in NYC?!' and then there was rain and lightning, and they're like 'it's cancelled' and I was like [sad face]." Despite her frustration over the weather, the week wasn't a total downer for Taylor as she took home the video of the year honor at Wednesday's CMT Awards. Taylor wasn't able to accept the accolade in person, but she did pretape a Thelma and Louise spoof with Shania Twain for the broadcast.
Condoms may save lives, but will.i.am finds them tacky. When asked what one household item would convince him he wasn't compatible with a woman, the Black Eyed Peas star told Elle: "If she had condoms in her house, that would just f*ckin’ throw me off. That’s just tacky." In an attempt to explain this perplexing deal breaker, he said buying condoms is "something you should converse about together and say, 'Hey, maybe we should get some.'" Still, I don't see anything tacky about a woman who takes her health seriously enough to prepare. Of course you don't have to have your own stash to use condoms. I'm wondering, do you keep condoms around the house?
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The cast of Rio hit the blue carpet for the LA premiere of their animated feature last night. Anne Hathaway stepped out in a bold Gucci number and accessorized her look with glasses, while Leslie Mann wore a bright white Dolce & Gabbana dress. Leslie brought her family along for the event, where she chatted about how excited her kids were to finally be able to see one of her movies. Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, and Will.i.am were also in attendance after they joined Anne for press duties in Rio de Janeiro last month. Anne slipped into a bikini during her stint in South America, and Jesse took advantage of his time off with a hang-gliding trip. Anne will continue talking up the film ahead of its Friday release with stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show and George Lopez Tonight this week.
Jennifer Lopez had two special guests join on the American Idol judging panel last night — her 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme! The mother of two brought her little ones to the set on what turned out to be a big elimination episode of the show. The finalists whittled down to just 11 remaining contenders, and The Black Eyed Peas, led by Fergie, took the stage to perform their new single "Just Can't Get Enough." It was the end of a star-studded week on the reality series, with Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson taking her son, Ryder, to watch Wednesday's performances.
Justin Bieber was surrounded by fans and celebrities last night at the star-studded LA premiere of his 3D film, Never Say Never. His girlfriend, Selena Gomez, came out for the screening but didn't pose beside him on the red carpet or indulge in another hot and heavy make-out session. Usher and Will Smith made it a family affair — Usher brought his impeccably dressed sons, Cinco and Naviyd, while Will gave Justin his stamp of approval after checking out the movie with Jada, Jaden, and Willow. Miley Cyrus also got in on the fun with her little sister, Noah. Justin's sure to make a big impact at the weekend box office, but he's up against some stiff competition. Another 3D project, Gnomeo and Juliet, is due to hit theaters, along with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler's romantic comedy Just Go With It.
At&t??? Wow...no service during halftime...unbelievable
He was tweeting from an AT&T BlackBerry; perhaps it's time to make the switch? Someone get this guy a Verizon iPhone . . . stat!
The American Music Awards was jam-packed with flashy performances after a daring red carpet for the women and leather-loving guys. Rihanna opened the night sporting a bikini ensemble for her three-song medley. Her good friend Katy Perry had her own moment in the spotlight wearing a skintight red bodysuit after ripping off her skirt, while pregnant Pink put on a lively show, though the mom-to-be kept the acrobatics to a minimum. Taylor Swift's edgy arrival dress was your favorite, though she changed into an all-black skinny pants and blazer ensemble for her dramatic "Back to December/Apologize" mashup. Taylor was one of the evening's big winners, so check out the whole list here. Christina Aguilera's Burlesque was what you were most excited to see, but did "Express" live up to your expectations?
Justin Bieber shared his triumphant times with mentor Usher, and the two also both took the stage to showcase their hits. Miley Cyrus was on her own after apparently backing out of a duet with Bret Michaels. Instead she wowed in a Marchesa minidress featuring a giant bow before her 18th birthday tomorrow. Jessica Alba kicked off her Little Fockers promotional kick as a presenter with a very slick-backed do. The event ended with an exciting trip down memory lane when NKOTB and Backstreet Boys took on their greatest hits. Stay tuned for all our AMAs coverage and weigh in on your favorite parts below!
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