Kate Middleton wasn't holding back on the real talk on her first public appearance of 2017.
Visiting a treatment centre for parents with personality disorders, the Duchess of Cambridge was overheard telling one of the women receiving help:
"Parenting is tough," she said. "And with the experiences you've all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers... I find it extraordinary how you've managed actually."
She also mentioned elsewhere that before arriving at the centre she'd just left "a room of six under threes" which we're taking to mean Princess Charlotte had the crew over for brunch and a marathon of Paw Patrol.
PS. That's a brand new Eponine coat K. Middy's wearing, FYI, which can be yours for around $2500 CAD.
You go Landry! Kirsten Dunst just got engaged—and it's to everyone's favourite fictional nerd-turned-football player.
The 34 year old actress is reportedly affianced to Jesse Plemons, 28, who you might remember from Breaking Bad and who you definitely know as Matt Saracen's best friend on Friday Night Lights. Plemons and Dunst co-star in the hit show Fargo and have been an item since last May.
Kerry Washington, Georgina Chapman and Naomi Campbell at the Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Party. Image by: Getty
We hit up the Netflix/Weinstein company party for a front-row seat to celebs in their natural elements.
Security is high but not really. Checking in required ID in order to secure the paper ticket for the event. But entering the party was breezy: a flash of the ticket granted us access, and once inside, the suits were either very discreet or not actually present.
The after-parties are a two-second walk from the actual venue at the Beverly Hilton Hotel – but of course there is a very chic shuttle that ferries posh party-goers. It's so close that the screams from fans lining the red carpet are easily heard – as if they're in the backyard. It's excitement and joy, in stereo.
If you think everyone is hotter in real life, you're wrong. Many of the celebs we saw up close were beautiful – but no one left us truly stunned. Except for Kerry Washington. Her beauty truly is a special effect.
It's worth noting that despite Hollywood's fear of gluten, they serve refined carbs! Brioche dinner rolls, truffle grilled cheese sandwiches and hand-pressed gnocchi were on hand and available from 4 p.m until the party's end, around 2 a.m. Note: because everyone could be a somebody, you receive superb service from everyone – whether they're passing around sandwiches or serving you a nitrogen-infused cocktail. In fact, serving alcohol is an art. There were Moët vending machines and Lindt/Grey Goose cocktails that looked like chem class experiments.
Fighting frizz, or losing the battle with the bobby pin dam in the back of your head? No need to bring your hairdresser everywhere you go. Stroll on up to any of the beauty touch up booths, like the Moroccanoil suite, which offered everything from massages with glitter oil to blowout refreshes and style tweaks.
Also cool: the washroom suites are fashioned out of fancy trailers. Because the event was built on a mud pit that some party planner said "felt like a greenhouse during the day,” there were no available facilities so things like toilets had to be transported to the event.
There are SO many after parties, and celebs tend to go all out. Apparently, the first hour of the party is the "golden hour" when the buzz from the awards show hasn't worn off – and it peters out from there. Some celebs are contractually obliged to appear at these events, even if it's just to have their photo taken and say a few hellos. Some cut through in less than an hour (Kerry Washington); others stayed until the wee, wee hours (Cuba Gooding Jr.).
The takeaway? Life is better when you are a celebrity.
Don't know your TFSA from your RRSP? Confused about whether you should save or pay back your debt? Trying to save for the future but feel like you never have anything left over after your bills, bills, bills?
Us too. Which is why we turned to finance expert and Amex spokesperson Rubina Ahmed-Haq for a little personal finance question-and-answer session.