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New Year's

Frigid or Fun? Watch Canadians Plunge Into Chilly Waters for Annual Polar Bear Swim

Originally posted 01/03/2014 11:00AM

Think winter storm Hercules is a bit nippy? Try stripping down and going for a dip in the frigid waters of Canada.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Ring in the New Year with Their Kids

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Ring in 2014 Together

Originally posted 01/02/2014 04:00PM

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are kicking off 2014 with a show of family unity.

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Kate and Pippa Get an Early Start on Their New Year's Celebrations | Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton

Kate and Pippa Middleton Get an Early Start on Their New Year's Celebrations

Originally posted 12/31/2013 03:40PM

There was no red carpet or flashing cameras as Kate Middleton joined her sister, Pippa, at a laid-back party on Monday afternoon.

The siblings kicked off their New Year festivities early at the celebration at a friend's place in Bucklebury.

"Kate looked incredible," a fellow reveler told PEOPLE. "She was very jolly and very happy."

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Fergie: The Holidays Have Been 'All About Baby Axl'

Fergie: The Holidays Have Been 'All About Baby Axl'

Originally posted 12/29/2013 10:00AM

The holidays are just a little bit more special for Fergie, now that she's seeing them through the eyes of her baby boy.

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Kate and William Spent New Year's Eve Apart | Prince William

Kate and William Spent New Year's Eve Apart

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.

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Harley Pasternak: 5 Ways to Keep Your Resolution ... and Lose Weight! | Harley Pasternak

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Harley Pasternak Blogs: How to Keep Your Resolution ... and Lose Weight!

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?

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Nicki Minaj Resolves: Resist Shoe Temptations in 2013 | Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Resolves: Resist Shoe Temptations in 2013

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.

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Meet the Hefners – Hugh Marries His Onetime 'Runaway Bunny' | Crystal Harris, Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner Marries Crystal Harris

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.

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Hear What Grammy-Nominated DJ Eric Prydz Will Spin in Vegas on New Year's Eve

Eric Prydz Picks a New Year's Eve Playlist

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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