05:33 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 01/02/2013 10:30AM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off 2013 apart from one other – with helicopter pilot William participating in an attempted rescue of a man who had been swept out to sea in the first minutes of the New Year.
William, 30, was part of an RAF search and rescue crew scrambled at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to help find a 41-year-old dog walker who had gotten lost in raging seas at Blackpool, Lancashire. Sadly, the RAF Sea King helicopter was unable to find the stricken man, and searches by coastguard crews were continuing into early Wednesday.
Kate, meanwhile, was believed to be ringing in the new year at home with her parents in Bucklebury, Berkshire, where she and William spent their Christmas Day.
Originally posted 01/02/2013 10:00AM
As the holiday season draws to a close and we celebrate the New Year, another season begins: the season of weight loss commercials and health club promotions.
From Sensa to Alli, and Jenny Craig to Nutrisystem, we get bombarded with ads trumpeting it's "new year, new you" and "get skinny in 2013." With the staggering reality that most Americans are overweight, it should come as no surprise that the most common New Year's resolution for Americans is to lose weight.
However, studies show that 60% of new gym memberships never get used, and 20% of people give up on their resolutions after only a month. So what can we do to help ourselves stay on track? How can we resolve to keep our resolutions?
Originally posted 01/01/2013 03:55PM
Nicki Minaj welcomed 2013 at PURE Nightclub in Las Vegas on Monday.
Just after 11:30 p.m. the "Starships" singer made her way through throngs of fans to the nightclub.
Wearing a tight gold dress, gold sparkly platforms and a blonde wig, Minaj flaunted her physique down the red carpet.
As for New Year's resolutions, the American Idol judge said she's not "buying any more shoes," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. And that in 2013, she's looking forward to her "clothing line and working on her third album," the source adds.
Originally posted 01/01/2013 10:00AM
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hefner!
Hefner, 86, married fiancée Crystal Harris, 26, in front of family and a few close friends at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Monday, the magazine publisher confirmed on Twitter.
"Crystal & I married on New Year's Eve in the Mansion with Keith as my Best Man. Love that girl!" he Tweeted early New Year's Day.
Originally posted 12/31/2012 06:50PM
Unfortunately not everyone can be in Las Vegas when the ball drops this year, but Eric Prydz is bringing the party to PEOPLE.com readers in advance.
The DJ and producer, 36 – best known for his 2004 hit single, "Call on Me" – is playing a three-hour extended set at Surrender Nightclub on Monday, and he's sharing the tracks he's most excited to spin, including songs from his album, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda.
"I love to play on New Year's Eve because it has that special tension in the air," Prydz says. "People are so excited about the new year coming, leaving the old behind and starting fresh. It's also the perfect excuse to blow off some steam after that long Christmas with family. Let's make New Year's Eve 2013 one to remember!"
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