Prince William & Kate ripped out a gorgeous £38,000 kitchen in Anmer Hall

Prince William & Kate ripped out a gorgeous £38,000 kitchen in Anmer Hall

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On Friday, we discussed the ongoing reports about Prince William and Duchess Kate’s endless renovations to Kensington Palace and how Kate asked for (and got) a second kitchen added to Kensington Palace Apartment 1. Apparently, the second kitchen was paid for “privately,” which is to say that William’s father paid for it, just as Charles also seemed to fund all of the interior design for Apartment 1, even the repainting after Kate painted everything a gauche shade of purple. I really didn’t give a crap about the whole idea of a second kitchen – what bugged me is that A) Will and Kate didn’t pay for something unnecessary out of their own pockets and B) if they were going to spend like drunken sailors on the renovation, why not make the main kitchen into what they needed in the first place?

Anyway, now that everybody is focused on what is being spent to renovate Will and Kate’s London abode, some questions are coming up about the endless renovation of Anmer Hall, the quaint mansion on the Queen’s Sandringham property that she “gave” to Will and Kate last year. Anmer Hall had residents at the time, and they were pushed out so that Will and Kate could move in. By that I mean that Anmer Hall was literally move-in ready and had already been renovated over the years. Except they wanted to put their stamp on the home, which apparently included ripping out a six-year-old, £38,000 kitchen. And adding £500,000 worth of landscaping. WTF? Here’s a video of the Anmer Hall kitchen that Will & Kate ripped out:

It’s gorgeous. I would love to have that kitchen. It’s beautiful and it’s just the right blend of country and modern. According to reports, the existing kitchen included “£17,000 worth of hardwood worktops; a large Aga costing £11,495; an £8,630 fridge, a white artisan espresso maker worth £630, and a £195 end-grain chopping block. Even the drainage board cost £275.” And it was all ripped out. A source told The Mail:

A royal source said the kitchen would probably be unrecognisable once Kate and William had re-designed it to suit their tastes: “The couple have decided to make changes to the kitchen at Anmer Hall and a lot of what was there is not there anymore.”

The refurbishments at Grade II-listed Anmer Hall are costing £1.5 million, which will be paid mostly by the royal family from private funds. The figure includes £500,000 to replace roof tiles and a further £500,000 to landscape the front lawn. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman last night declined to comment.

[From The Daily Mail]

Sandringham is “privately owned” – meaning it belonged to King George VI, and now it belongs to Queen Elizabeth, and one day it will belong to Prince Charles and then William. I think this means that the Queen is financing the renovations of Anmer “privately.” I bet you anything that if the Queen put her foot down and Charles refused to finance this BS, suddenly that gorgeous six-year-old kitchen would have been plenty good enough for William and Kate. They just spend other people’s money because that’s what they’re used to, because no one says no to them, because they think they should put their “stamp” on something that is already working.

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Pippa Middleton tells Matt Lauer she ‘felt publicly bullied a little bit’ post-wedding

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Pippa Middleton gave her first TV interview to Matt Lauer and Today, and they finally aired the damn thing today. And OMG. I mean, Pippa is annoying and her “repositioning” PR as some kind of charity ambassador is interesting, but the interview is utterly gross because Matt Lauer is so skeevy and over-the-top. Yes, Pippa and the Original Ass of Lies ™ became a thing after the wedding… in 2011. These days, Pippa is mostly known for being orange, for messing up high-profile jobs and for trading in on her sister’s connections. The way Matt Lauer approaches Pippa, it’s like he’s speaking to the most beautiful woman in the world about how she saved the world with her bum.

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Pippa says that she and her family saw Kate and William’s wedding as “just a family wedding…And actually, I didn’t realize, perhaps, the scale of it until afterwards.” Are you joking? I’m throwing the first BS Flag of the interview. As for the McQueen maid-of-honor dress that became so famous, Pippa says: “You know, I think the plan was not really for it to be a significant dress. Really just to sort of blend in with the train.” Second flag.

Pippa also told Today that she has “felt publicly bullied a little bit just by, you know, when I read things that clearly aren’t true or that, whichever way someone looks at it, it’s a negative side… It is quite difficult. Because eventually I’m just paving my way and trying to live a life like any 30-year-old.” Er… did we bully her when she was riding around with some rich douches in France and they were flashing a gun, pretending to shoot at the paparazzi? Is that “bullied”? Or how about when her new media profile allowed her to score a rash of high-paying gigs that she had barely any qualifications for? I’m just saying, it’s a trade-off. You can party with rich guys and get paid gobs of money for barely any work all while accepting that you are now a public figure who will be discussed in the media. Ugh.

Plus, I just think it’s weird that she’s giving an interview about all of this stuff right NOW. It’s 2014 – no one is talking about her butt except her (and Matt Lauer, apparently). Why didn’t she give this interview to promote her sad Celebrate book?

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People covers Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck’s anniversary: suspicious or PR?

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It’s interesting when People Magazine runs a story that tries to combat what the tabloids have been saying for weeks. When People runs it, it comes with a publicist’s approval to some degree. So take this bizarre story on Jennifer Garner and her kids for what it is – a confirmation that Jennifer Garner was in West Virginia with her kids this weekend and then spent her anniversary with her husband.

We previously heard from People Magazine that Ben bought Jennifer some incredible jewelry for their anniversary. So now they’re running a follow-up with a little blurb about how Jennifer flew to Detroit to be with him to celebrate the day. Is this a tacit acknowledgement that they’re having problems? It’s just somewhat worrisome to me, particularly that it’s in People. It could be nothing though.

Jennifer Garner jetted back to her hometown for a low-key trip this weekend – before flying solo to see husband Ben Affleck for their anniversary.

Garner, 42, visited Charleston, West Virginia, where she relaxed with her family and surprised local fans. After grabbing dinner with friends Thursday night, the Draft Day star stopped by her alma mater, George Washington High School, on Friday. The next evening, Garner was spotted enjoying a minor league baseball game with her parents, sister and three children: Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2.

The group cheered on the West Virginia Power to victory as spectators Tweeted their excitement at seeing the actress return to her roots. (She even posed with the team’s mascot!)

But Affleck, who has been in Detroit shooting his role as the Caped Crusader in Batman vs. Superman, was nowhere to be seen.

Though his gambling has been making headlines, sources say he and Garner are still going strong.

“She never understood his gambling obsession and she doesn’t want him to be in the news [for it],” one insider “told PEOPLE of Garner. “[But] she’s the most patient wife ever and is still very much in love with Ben.”

Despite Affleck’s absence from the weekend getaway, the couple celebrated nine years of marriage together Sunday. Affleck, 41, bought Garner jewelry from Barneys in Beverly Hills last week, and she joined him in Detroit after sending their kids and nannies back home to Los Angeles from Charleston.

[From People]

That’s nice that Garner went to her old high school and to a baseball game. I love this couple and I hope they’re ok. I get the sense that they’re not, considering that they’re trying to make sure there are no cracks in their public image. Ben is gambling heavily and maybe Jennifer is putting her foot down to some extent despite the public declarations of support. I do think Ben is going through a crisis related to his decision to play Batman, as I’ve mentioned before. This role is not consistent with everything he’s said about wanting to change his career focus. Plus he’s a tabloid fixture again and that’s got be bothering him. I hope I’m wrong, I hope this is just some publicist’s way of countering the gambling stories.

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5th Annual Thirst Gala Hosted By Jennifer Garner In Partnership With Skyo And Relativity's Earth To Echo
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Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Lunch At Bricks and Scones

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Kate Upton in White

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Kate Upton was spotted by the photographers as she left the Milk Studios last week in New York City – and on this occasion, Kate wore a white outfit paired with flats and a casual up-do.

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At request, here’s 21 year-old English model Cara Delevingne in the current issue of Vogue, looking pretty and preppy in a shoot by Mario Testino.

Check it all out next!

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Julie Bowen Brings the Quote of the Day

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On Sofia Vergara’s beauty advices:

Sofía is a great influence on being a woman, she’s a great influence on accepting the power of pretty, and she’s a great influence on having a sense of humorShe doesn’t go out without putting on lipstick and she is the first person to say to me: “Where is your lipstick? Put it on!” She’s always at award shows telling me that. And I always feel so weird, like someone will think I’m trying too hard. She tells me all the time, “Who cares?”

… says the 44 year-old Modern Family star.

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Shia LaBeouf: More of a Mess Than We Thought?

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At what point does Shia LaBeouf become not fun to talk about any more? ‘Cause I feel like he might be at the “about to grab an umbrella and wail on a pap’s SUV” stage. Last night he washandcuffed and removed from a Broadway show by police after shouting obscenities, slapping fellow theatre goers and smoking. He allegedly spat at a cop while he was being arrested and yelled “Do you know who the f–k I am?” Oh, and he chased a  homeless man around Times Square. The whole thing played out on Twitter.

-On the plus side, he should be happy he’s no longer associated with Transformers. The new film is beingslammed by critics.

-Congrats to Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaidwho are engaged.

-Want to see Alison Brie sing a love song to shoes? Of course you do!

-Here’s a weirdly charming video of The Fault In Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort dancing with his girlfriend.

-It’s official: Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are both leaving The View. That means Whoopi Goldberg is the only person left.

Kourtney Kardashian went shopping in a bathrobe ’cause eff it.

-The new Masters of Sex trailer is steamy!

-I’m highly doubtful that George Clooney wants to run for Senate.

-Sad: Liam Neeson‘s nephew is in critical condition after falling from the top of a seaside phone booth in England. That family needs to catch a break.

Amy Adams gave up her seat in first class for a soldier because she’s awesome.

-Sorry Kristen Stewart, but Snow White and The Huntsman is getting a Snow-free spin-off.

Seth MacFarlane is going to double any new donations given to the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter. This almost makes up for A Million Ways to Die.