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Originally posted 02/10/2013 11:30AM
As a midwinter snowstorm left much of the Northeast hunkered down and bundled up indoors for the weekend, Mariah Carey didn't break out a deck of cards or a book or even a movie to ride out of the weather.
Instead, the singer turned a nasty blizzard into a good party – actually more like a belated Christmas celebration.
In a bash she documented on YouTube and Twitter, the famously festive star gathered some pals to mark what she described as "our re-Christmas day."
Originally posted 12/24/2012 08:00AM
Prince William had better have some surprises up his sleeve for Christmas Day at his wife Kate's family home.
Father-in-law Michael Middleton likes to pull a few party tricks – including dressing up in costume, his daughter Pippa has revealed.
"My father has developed this funny tradition of surprising us at some point by appearing in fancy dress," the Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends" author, 29, writes in the latest holiday edition of the political magazine The Spectator.
Originally posted 12/23/2012 02:00PM
Just days after making it official and filing divorce papers from Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher was spotted out with Mila Kunis on Saturday night.
The former That 70s Show costars visited Fruitzen Frozen Yogurt in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – the actor's hometown, where they are spending the holidays. (As for their dessert choices, Kutcher ordered peach yogurt, while Mila had the orange sorbet.)
Kutcher, 34, filed for divorce on Friday following a separation from Moore than lasted over a year. The divorce papers – which were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court – cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the dissolution of the couple's marriage.
Originally posted 12/23/2012 01:30PM
It's the sentimental family favorite that easily induces tears for its heartfelt final scenes, but when it came to creating a winter wonderland for his 1946 It's a Wonderful Life, producer-director Frank Capra was one tough taskmaster.
He wanted real snow – not the painted corn flakes Hollywood was accustomed to passing off as the white stuff – to blanket his setting, the town of Bedford Falls, reports Life.com in its special feature with never-before-seen on-set photos from the holiday classic.
To achieve his goal, Capra – who trained as an engineer as a student at Cal Tech before becoming the talkies' first true stylist, as an Oscar-winning director for Columbia Pictures – collaborated with RKO studio's special effects expert Russell Sherman.
Originally posted 12/22/2012 10:30AM
After suffering from extreme morning sickness in the first weeks of her pregnancy, Kate will spend Christmas in the comfort of her family, a St. James Palace spokesman told PEOPLE on Saturday.
In a major break from tradition, which was cleared after consultation with Queen Elizabeth, she and husband William will visit her hometown, Bucklebury to celebrate the holiday "privately with the Middleton family," according to the Palace.
Originally posted 12/20/2012 07:30AM
She may not offer specifics – but it's a safe bet that Ryan Reynolds is going to get a meaningful holiday gift from his wife Blake Lively this season.
"The holidays, for me, is just the time that I'm excited to do nothing but spend time with my family," the Gossip Girl star says in a new video interview to promote the fragrance Gucci Première, for which she's a spokesperson.
Speaking generally about her family, Lively, 25, says that when it comes to gift giving, she bestows those she loves with "something that gives you a life experience beyond a material thing."
Originally posted 12/19/2012 09:30AM
It's been a busy pre-Christmas week for William and Kate.
Wednesday brought a festive lunch with Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, following Tuesday's lunch with their household – a menu of turkey and roast vegetables, though Kate, having dealt with morning sickness, sipped soft drinks, the restaurant said.
Still, she has felt better in recent days, and made a surprise appearance to present awards at Sunday's BBC's Sports Personality of the Year show.
Originally posted 12/18/2012 02:00PM
Prince William and expectant Kate have started their royal Christmas celebrations.
The Duke and Duchess enjoyed a private lunch with their household staff in London on Tuesday, a St. James's Palace spokesman confirms to PEOPLE.
The festivities took place at Bumpkin in the Notting Hill neighborhood, and the group dined in restaurant's "Queen's Room," which features a large portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
Originally posted 12/18/2012 11:10AM
It may not be as colorful as Charles and Camilla's Christmas card, but the Kardashian-Jenner clan handily prove with their holiday greetings that even California can have a white Christmas.
Kim Kardashian revealed a card on her Celebuzz blog, writing, "Here it is!! Our 2012 family Christmas card shot by the amazing Nick Saglimbeni!"
"I love our Christmas card!" Tweeted her sister, X Factor host Khloé Kardashian-Odom. "White party."
Originally posted 12/14/2012 11:35AM
Why shouldn't Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall be smiling?
It's been a year filled with happy news: the Queen's Jubilee, a baby on the way for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, even Prince Harry was revealed as a popular party guy – yet responsible enough to serve his country proudly.
And so, the couple's official Christmas card shows the two of them looking their merriest in a shot taken by photographer Danny Martindale while the royals were on board the Spirit of Chartwell during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on June 3, reports the Telegraph.
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