09:31 AM EDT 05/22/2013
Originally posted 05/16/2013 05:25PM
Is Kate officially in nesting mode?
If her recent trip to the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour is any indication, the answer is yes.
The seven-months-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was spotted shopping at the ultra-posh interior design center on Tuesday, where she checked out at least one fabric swatch, and took time to refuel at the public café, right alongside other shoppers.
"She just sat in the atrium like everyone else," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was very polite and really nice – just totally normal. I didn't know it was her at first. I just thought, 'You look a lot like Kate Middleton.' Then it kind of dawned on me."
"She had a cappuccino and a banana muffin," adds the source. "It's not every day you see the future Queen of England sitting down in a café eating a muffin!"
Originally posted 03/11/2013 02:45PM
Chic ... or cheesy?
After visiting a Target in Westlake, Calif., Britney Spears was apparently feeling très artistic.
On Saturday, the pop star, 31, popped by an artist's roadside shop in the Target parking lot, the Daily Mail reports.
Dressed in a purple sweatshirt, blue sweatpants and sneakers, Spears clutched a coffee cup as she spoke at length with the artist about his work. After perusing the paintings – which were set up just a few feet away from a Party City – she ultimately picked up a large oil painting depicting a Parisian street scene.
Originally posted 08/28/2012 06:00AM
Would her gold medals go with her wedding gown?
Three-time medalist Aly Raisman received a really sweet proposal while signing autographs at Office Depot in Los Angeles on Friday.
A fan jokingly asked for the 18-year-old gymnast's hand in marriage – with a Ring Pop!
"I'll take the Ring Pop!" Raisman smiled as she responded.
Another young gymnast told the Olympian that, just as Raisman did at the London Games, she too had won a gold medal for her floor routine during a competition.
"Me too! High five! Good luck!" Raisman replied.
Besides meeting fans, Raisman also helped children from a Los Angeles-area charity shop for back-to-school supplies and get excited for the new school year.
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 07/26/2012 06:00AM
Kyle Richards was in celebration mode recently, as she opened her own boutique, Kyle by Alene Too, in Beverly Hills.
Joined by fellow Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars Taylor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump, Richards's big opening was filmed for their hit Bravo show.
At the lively fête, guests munched on tasty treats from Sweet E's Bake Shop and cocktails from the open bar.
An onlooker tells PEOPLE, "Kyle and her co-stars chatted away and seemed to be in good spirits, while they snacked on cupcakes and cake pops that were decorated like the logo of Kyle's store."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 07/18/2012 06:00AM
In town filming The Internship, Owen Wilson made the rounds through Atlanta on Saturday.
Starting out at Perrine's Wine Shop during the afternoon, the actor and a small group of pals browsed the store's extensive French wine collection.
"Owen was dressed like an L.A. surfer, wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a trucker hat," a fellow shopper tells PEOPLE.
That evening, wearing the same ensemble, Wilson popped into Ecco, where he munched on the eatery's signature dishes, including fried goat cheese, a honey and black pepper appetizer and a big bowl of homemade pasta.
"He's practically tried the whole menu," an employee at the restaurant says of Wilson, who apparently eats there regularly when he's in town. "He's always pleasant to staff."
– Jennifer Bradley Franklin
Originally posted 07/17/2012 03:10PM
While some teens and preteens choose to fill their bookshelves with copies of The Hunger Games and Twilight, Malia and Sasha Obama are reading something a bit more advanced: existentialist literature.
The First Daughters, ages 14 and 11 respectively, were spotted at Manhattan's Strand Bookstore on Sunday – and in addition to picking young adult novels such as Imaginary Girls and Before I Fall, they pulled Albert Camus's Exile and the Kingdom.
Their aunt – Maya Soetoro-Ng (President Obama's half-sister) – paid for their purchases, which also included School!: Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School and two Strand souvenirs.
Originally posted 07/11/2012 06:00AM
Kelly Clarkson was able to find what she was looking for during a recent shopping outing, but not with ease.
The singing superstar stopped by Alisa Michelle jewelry boutique in Studio City, Calif., on Friday, where an onlooker tells PEOPLE she "looked uncomfortable," walking around the store on crutches with a sprained ankle.
Despite her apparent discomfort, Clarkson was far from a diva, refusing to let the people working in the store close it down for her while she browsed.
"She was very nice and respectful, and she turned down a discount," the source says of the Duets star, who purchased some custom pieces at the DIY bar, where customers can string their own jewelry with a variety of charms and chains, along with some necklaces and a cuff bracelet.
Clarkson, who stopped by with a female pal, wasn't the only celebrity to recently pop into the swanky establishment. Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale came in the next day and also bought some pieces from the DIY bar.
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 07/10/2012 06:00AM
Rachel Zoe's son Skyler was quite the attention-grabber when the pair popped into Sofia Bananabeat Boutique at the Malibu Country Mart.
While the celebrity stylist was impressed with a vintage Givenchy gold coin choker necklace that she purchased, her little one was busy making an impression of his own.
"A Sofia beach ball was brought out for Skyler and everyone was clapping and moving with him while he was running around dancing and kicking the ball," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the tot, who was grooving to the sounds of Talking Heads and Duran Duran. "Rachel commented on how great the music was."
Adds the source, "The mood was extremely happy and fun. Rachel was incredibly nice and down to earth."
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 07/05/2012 06:00AM
In a group of about 15 people, Jennifer Lopez, boyfriend Casper Smart and X Factor mentor L.A. Reid made their way into Blue & Cream's brand new boutique in East Hampton on Monday.
"They tried on sunglasses for over a half an hour," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that they also checked out handbags and customized Havaianas. "Casper bought Jennifer a pair of the newest Brian Atwood stingray shoes and L.A. purchased his wife Erica a Tori Praver bathing suit."
Free from any security guards, the large group also headed across the street to the original Blue &Cream store, where Casper purchased some Oliver Peoples shades, and his lady love bought a pair from Stella McCartney.
"The [store] locked the doors for this shopping spree," the source says. "Onlookers sat outside and tried to get a glimpse of [Jennifer]."
– Carlos Greer
Originally posted 06/13/2012 10:55AM
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are continuing to live it up on their Parisian vacation, with Aniston taking her beau to some of her preferred haunts around the city.
The couple dined at celebrity hotspot Ristorante Le Stresa, one of Aniston's favorite restaurants, late Tuesday night, enjoying a leisurely 90-minute dinner with a female friend of Aniston's before returning to their hotel.
Aniston, 43, had an arugula and parmesan salad and a diet soda at the Italian eatery, while Theroux, 40, opted for pasta carbonara. They also shared a tomato-and-mozzarella thin-crust pizza.
According to Toni Faiola, who works at the family-owned restaurant, the actress was "like she always is: very charming."
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