Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult are preparing to move in together after making an offer on an English country house, according to a U.K. report. The Oscar-winning actress has been dating her X-Men: First Class co-star on and off since 2011, and she is now reportedly stepping up the relationship by moving from her native America to set up home with the Brit.
The couple has reportedly made an offer on a seven-bedroom barn conversion near Hook in Hampshire, England, according to Britain's The Sun.
They reportedly decided to buy the property after viewing it together over the Christmas holidays (13), but it is not known if their offer on the $2.1 million (£1.3 million) home has been accepted.
The house is close to Hoult's parents, who live just a few miles away.
"We moved into Gwen Stefani's old house... Over the holidays we were collecting holiday cards meant for her. So I have some of her mail, I was wondering if you could pass this on to her. I really wanted to open it but I hear it's against the law." Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson asks U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to pass on mail he's accumulated over the past few months belonging to her friend, Gwen Stefani. The singer and her husband Gavin Rossdale moved out of the Los Angeles mansion in 2007, and Ferguson and his new husband Justin Mikita purchased the home last November (13).
Relations between Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife Denise Richards appear to have hit a new low following a series of recent spats. The former couple seemed close in recent years following its bitter break-up and custody battle, and Richards even took in the actor's twin sons when their mother, Brooke Mueller, was admitted to rehab last year (13).
Sheen and his ex also teamed up when Richards confessed the four year olds had become too much for her to handle and they needed psychiatric help for a series of behavioural issues.
But the former couple fell out at the end of last year (13) after she allegedly pulled the plug on plans for him to join her and their daughters, Sam and Lola, over the holidays, and Sheen started attacking the actress on Twitter.com.
In one tweet sent 10 days before Christmas, he posted a picture of a baseball bat given to the couple as a wedding souvenir chopped into pieces, alongside the caption: "The lie is over. I'm done being treated like a relative with a one-way ticket."
Richards responded by asking her ex to "keep it classy dude," adding, "Our kids don't need to be privy to this, U are welcome 2 spend xmas w/ (with) us Hope u still come. U were & are welcome 2 see them... Please 4 our kids stop this (sic)."
But now it seems Sheen is keen to start 2014 as he ended 2013 - by blasting his ex on Twitter.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday (14Jan14), he writes, "Hey denise I own the farm. yet you are only pig in the pen to sling mud bile & sh**e every inch your evil cloven hoofs trample (sic). c #Oink."
Meanwhile, rumours persist that Sheen is hoping to evict Richards from a property he owns close to his own home in Hollywood.
Actress Julianna Margulies experienced a nightmare return home from her recent family winter vacation - flights were delayed, her luggage went missing and when she finally got back to New York, she discovered her apartment had been flooded during the holidays. The Good Wife star's Manhattan home looked very different to the one she shows off in the pages of the new Architectural Digest magazine, which ironically hit the streets the day the star returned from a trip to Colorado.
She tells U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, "We went skiing for Christmas this year. We went and stayed at the Marriott in Denver... We were fine and then they lost our luggage, and that's fine. It happens... The whole time I kept saying to my son, 'We have our health'.
"Then we walked into our brand new apartment with this (magazine) in the mail - and everything was flooded. The whole place had completely flooded from the guy upstairs. His radiator exploded."
But Margulies is staying upbeat about the drama, adding, "At least we have pictures (of what it used to look like)."
The holidays have officially come and gone, which means that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back with new episodes (and two shiny Golden Globe nominations). Onscreen, Boyle has also returned after taking a bullet to the butt to protect a fellow officer. Unfortunately for the rest of the precinct, he's still in a cast, which means that he's riding around on a mobility scooter and causing chaos everywhere he rolls. However, Holt is insistent that they all try and make his first day back special, even if that means taking an "adventure in diarrhea" and letting him pick lunch or holding him up to help him use that bathroom.
Meanwhile, Diaz has finally caught the perp she's been chasing on fraud charges, but he claims to be able to help Jake catch the "Pontiac Bandit," a car thief he's been chasing for years. He convinces her to drop the collar to catch his criminal, which turns out to be the wrong course of action when Doug Judy (guest star Craig Robinson) reveals himself to have been the "Pontiac Bandit" all along, and escapes. And in the midst of all of this, Holt has two puppies that he's desperately trying to give away to someone in the precinct before their cuteness starts to undercut his authority.
With the 99th precinct back to it's usual, insane antics, who managed to stand out this week and become the MVPs of "Pontiac Bandit?"
Captain HoltIt's pretty obvious at this point in the season that we love everything that Andre Braugher does on this show, but his trademark deadpan delivery was heightened this week by the absurd addition of two "small dogs." Watching him carry those puppies around and attempt to discipline his officers despite the cute additions was a great twist to the usual Holt storyline. - After Boyle runs over Holt's foot with his new scooter: "I am in... incredible pain."- Holt attempts to explain the presence of the puppies: "My husband's dog Cheddar had relations with the neighbor dog, Karate, and produced these two smaller dogs." Holt could not be less comfortable around puppies if he tried. - Watching Jake struggling to do solve a basic math equation: "Do you need a math tutor? Because the department will provide one for you."- Holt wants to give the puppies to Terry, and introduces them with, "This is Richard, and this is Dan. They are puppies." Then, when Terry turns the offer down, Holt holds them up to his face and lets him know that "All three of us are disappointed in you."- On Gina: "She live-tweets everything. Ruined Downton Abbey for me."
Gina LinettiUsually, when Gina doesn't have a subplot of her own, she tends to disappear into the background with just one or two quips to remind us of her presence, which is a shame, because Chelsea Peretti is one of the show's greatest assets. This week, however, we still got plenty of Gina, even after she escaped to the evidence room to get away from Boyle and his enthusiastic clumsiness. - When Boyle spills hot coffee down his cast, Gina decides to counteract that by pouring an entire container of milk down after it. - Before escaping to the evidence room, she left a note on her desk that simply said "Gone Leaving."- "I've redirected all of Captain Holt's calls to my cell phone, my battery is at full charge, and I have loose diner mints in my purse. This is my home now."- Only Gina would come up with a secret escape plan to avoid Boyle and then live-tweet her afternoon.
Jake Peralta, Rosa Diaz, and Doug JudyPeralta and Diaz haven't had too many scenes together thus far, but Andy Samberg and Stephanie Beatriz have great chemistry, and so it was great to see them get an entire story arc together. The fact that they went to the Academy together was a great way to explain the bond between them — they have always felt like the most natural pairing on the show — and it added some emotion and depth to their chase. Robinson is a perfect guest for this show, adding the right amount of goofiness to the plot. Hopefully, the open ending will give the show an opportunity to bring him back in the future. - Jake, testing out if he should change his name: "Does that sound better? Jack Peralta: Crocodile Hunter!" Diaz: "Yes."- Jake: "The Pontiac Bandit!" Doug: "We called him Bill, but whatever."- After finding out that Doug's mother thinks he's an architect with "all-white employees," Jake quips, "Why don't you just tell her you're an astronaut?" Doug: "Because space is scary! Look what it did to Sandy Bullock!"- Diaz practically bent over backwards trying to avoid letting Doug kiss her, and it was hilarious. - In order to keep Jake from looking like a cop on their sting, Doug puts him in a giant white tuxedo. Diaz's reaction? "You look like a Boyz II Men Easter album."- Jake, on the suit: "Is it triple-breasted somehow?"
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a fractured pelvis in a skiing accident in Switzerland. The 59-year-old leader was skiing in the Swiss region of Engadin, near top resort St. Moritz, over the Christmas (13) holidays when the accident occurred.
She has been ordered to rest over the next three weeks and has cancelled a number of official appointments while continuing her work from home.
Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, says, "It goes without saying that as chancellor, she is capable of acting as well as communicating fully."
Merkel's skiing accident happened around the same time her fellow countryman, Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher, was left in a coma after hitting his head on a rock on the slopes in Meribel, France. He remains in a critical condition.
Rapper Macklemore had no problem spending New Year's Eve (31Dec13) onstage in New York's Times Square, because work keeps his mind off the temptations of a drink and drugs relapse. The Thrift Shop hitmaker, real name Ben Haggerty, has a history of alcohol and drug abuse problems, which resulted in a stint in rehab in 2008, and he admits the Christmas holidays are particularly tough as friends and family indulge all around him.
He tells ABC News, "For me, what is a temptation is coming home off of the road, which is why this time period is interesting. This is when I've fallen back before."
At his lowest point, Macklemore recalls feeling "isolation, broke, depressed, no reason to really live", but he refuses to waste the opportunities he has been given and now focuses on being "present" to enjoy his career success.
He says, "I don't want to look back and be like, 'You had it all, and you weren't even present for it. You weren't able to enjoy it.' I want to be here, be now and be grateful."
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis joined Miley Cyrus, Blondie and Icona Pop among the performers who bid farewell to 2013 in the middle of Times Square as part of the televised U.S. special, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
British actor Aiden Turner has pleaded not guilty to allegations of domestic violence following an arrest in November (13). The former All My Children star, 36, was taken into custody after reportedly throwing a remote control at his girlfriend's face during an argument at their Los Angeles home.
He was subsequently charged with four misdemeanours and he entered his not guilty plea during a court hearing just before the Christmas holidays.
He has been ordered to return to court on 22 January (14), according to the New York Daily News.
Turner has yet to comment on the legal trouble, but it appears he is deciding to focus on his career - in a Twitter.com post on Monday (30Dec13), the actor revealed he will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of TV drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by sharing a link to a news article about his casting as international criminal Vanchat on the programme. His appearance is due to air in America on 7 January (14).
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen made a cancer-stricken fan's dreams come true on Thursday (26Dec13) by making a surprise visit to the teenager's home in her native Brazil. The fashion icon stunned aspiring make-up artist Karina Xavier by turning up unannounced on the day after Christmas and agreeing to allow the 15 year old practise her beauty skills on her.
They exchanged tips about make-up and modelling and Bundchen happily posed for a series of photos with the youngster, who documented Bundchen's visit via her Instagram and Facebook pages.
In one accompanying caption, the teen blogger wrote, "From the moment you surprised me, until the moment you left, I was so shocked for you being here with me (sic)! Thank you so much for taking time off of your day to come visit me and spend some time with me! Also thank you for your kind words and your very meaningful gifts! You are a great person and you will continue inspiring me I love you @giseleofficial And to my followers: Stay tuned for something special on my blog!!! I'm so happy!!!!!!"
Bundchen returned the compliments in her own snap online, with a message to the bone cancer sufferer which read: "You are (a) warrior, an inspiration of positivity and courage. I will be praying for you. Sending you love and light always".
The stunner wasn't the only celebrity giving back during the holidays - Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence paid a visit to patients at a children's hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, while rapper Big Sean gifted sick kids in his native Detroit, Michigan with presents for Christmas last weekend (21-22Dec13).
Actor Colin Farrell will be spending his first Christmas away from his native Ireland after deciding to invite all of his family to celebrate in Los Angeles instead. The Phone Booth star reveals his mother, Rita, recently wed and she and his new stepfather, Joe, wanted to experience the holidays abroad for a change.
He explains, "Usually (I go home to Ireland), not this year, it'll be the first because mum's gonna be here with Joe... It'll be the first (Christmas in Los Angeles). There'll be about 14 (people) over at my house..."
However, Farrell admits waking up to sun instead of the usual chilly wind and snow on Christmas Day will be a "bit weird", adding, "It's a great time of year, the two weeks around Christmas, I'll miss (spending) it (in Ireland) this year, I must say."
And the father-of-two confesses this Christmas will be a lot less raucous than previous holidays, now that he's clean and sober: "It's not as loud, it's not as chaotic, but I do have more fun now, genuinely, and I can be there for certain people in my life in a way that I couldn't be there before."