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- July 16, 2012
- Vol. 78
- No. 3
'I really want to be a mum'
"What a lucky baby to go to sleep to the sound of that voice," says Dan Wilson, who cowrote Adele's hit "Someone Like You." On June 29, the Grammy-winning singer, 24, posted that she and her entrepreneur boyfriend, Simon Konecki, 38, "are expecting our first child together. We're over the moon and very excited." And if she gets her way, there will be more babies down the road. "I want loads of kids," she told PEOPLE in 2008, adding that she hopes to have three sons before she's 30. "I really want to be a mum badly."
PALTROW'S POSH PAD!
The actress, 39, and her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, 35, reportedly just bought this six-bedroom home for $10.45 million. The new property features stables, a Studio 54-inspired media room and a huge kitchen-perfect for Paltrow, who is a cookbook author and avid chef.
BRADLEY & ZOE
Despite rumors of a split, Saldana, 34, and Cooper, 37, seem to be as close as ever. The pair recently dined out at New York City's Empellon Cocina, where, a source says, "they were a sweet, pleasant couple having a good time." Then on June 27 Saldana went shopping in Manhattan with Cooper's mom, Gloria.
Eve Hewson, 21, is rocking Hollywood! Bono's daughter with wife Ali (inset) made her acting debut in 2008's The 27 Club and is now filming the upcoming thriller Blood Ties with Mila Kunis and Clive Owen.
THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS MOM'S MURDER
OVER 45 YEARS AFTER DIANE MCDERMOTT WAS KILLED, POLICE SOLVE THE CRIME
It was all considered just a tragic accident. Diane McDermott died in early 1967 in Waterbury, Conn.-leaving behind her 5-year-old son Dylan and his 7-month-old sister Robin-from a gunshot wound to the head. Police classified her death, which occurred while she was in her apartment with her boyfriend John Sponza, a heroin addict and known gangster, as an accidental, self-inflicted shooting. Then last year, McDermott, 50, met Waterbury Police Superintendent Michael Gugliotti and Mayor Neil O'Leary at a local fundraiser. He brought up the strange circumstances, and police agreed the case needed another look. "[Dylan] said, 'In order for me to survive and get where I am today, I needed to bury that moment in my life deep within myself,'" Gugliotti told the Republican-American newspaper. "He said, 'It wasn't until recently that I've come to the point in my life where I'm able to begin to process all this.'"
And there was more to come. As soon as state medical examiner H. Wayne Carver reviewed Diane's autopsy, he ruled that the gun found near her body was of too small a caliber to have killed her and that the murder weapon was pressed to the back of her head in a place she couldn't have reached, proving it was Sponza-whose dead body was found in the trunk of a car in 1972-who had killed Diane. Police say the investigation has uncovered evidence implicating Sponza in at least two other unsolved homicides. "I'm happy to know my mother wasn't mentally ill or depressed," Robin told the paper. "Somebody took her from us; she didn't leave us."
PRINCESS KATE FASHION & FINANCES
Prince Charles' financial records, released June 29, reveal that he foots the bill for his daughter-in-law's royal-duty duds (she buys her own everyday clothes). According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Kate's estimated annual official wardrobe costs $165,000. Here's a peek at what it costs to dress like a princess:
Kate wore this $89 Zara dress the day after her April 29 wedding last year. The L.K. Bennett Maddox wedges are $285.
She's worn this $398 Diane von Furstenberg dress (and $395 clutch) twice. She sports the $325 L.K. Bennett heels often.
This lace Erdem dress, $2,850, was worn during an official visit to Canada. The favored L.K. Bennett shoes are $325.
The price of her custom Diamond Jubilee Alexander McQueen suit is unavailable, but a version retailed for $2,045. Hats like this one by Sylvia Fletcher run as high as $1,200. L.K. Bennett shoes, $325.
The Alexander McQueen coat she wore to a Garter ceremony is $3,845. The L.K. Bennett clutch is $295 and shoes are $325.
Kate's velvet Alexander McQueen gown, worn to an awards gala, was modified for her. The original retails for $6,850. The Jaime Mascaro bag is $199.
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- Suzanne Zuckerman,
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- Kevin O'Donnell,
- Simon Perry.
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