It’s that time of the week, friends – Bumper Fluff time!
And while we know you’ve been reading our daily celeb updates (religiously), we’ve gathered this weeks best in one oh-so-convenient location. Just in case you were, you know, busy working on world peace that day.
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The first official portrait of Kate Middleton has been unveiled in London.
The painting, by award-winning artist Paul Emsley, was revealed to a small audience at the National Portrait Gallery including Kate and her husband Prince William.
“I think it was the right choice in the end to have her smiling. That’s really who she is, I think,” Emsley told BBC News.
1. Australian actors Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts and Jacki Weaver have all received nods in the 85th Academy Award nominations, released this week.
Jackman, who hosted the ceremony in 2009, has been nominated for the first time for his portrayal of reformed prisoner Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. His competition for the Best Actor gong includes Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Watts’ performance in The Impossible, set during 2004 Thailand tsunami, has earned her a place in the Best Actress category, while Weaver received her second Best Supporting Actress nomination for Silver Linings Playbook, in which she plays the mother of a bipolar sufferer.
You can see the full list of nominees here. All will be revealed on 24 February – if the suspense is too much, why not distract yourself with this gallery of red carpet fashions from last year’s ceremony?
3. Singer and former Australian Idol contestant Ricki-Lee Coulter has announced her engagement to magazine New Idea. Coutler and her boyfriend, personal trainer Richard Harrison, have been dating for three years. During that same period, the singer has lost 30kg by following her soon-to-be-husband’s personal training program.
Coulter was previously married to childhood sweetheart Jamie Babbington but the pair split in 2008, after one year of marriage. Last year, Coulter said that the pain she experienced when going through her divorce was enough to put her off for good. Coulter said: “”I don’t know about marriage, I think there are a lot of issues with marriage in this country.”
5. Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina Lohan, has made some serious abuse allegations during in an interview with NY Daily News.
Dina, a 50-year-old former dancer, was armed with police and medical reports to back up her claims that she was abused by her ex-husband of 22 years, Michael Lohan.
Dina said: “Lindsay saw her dad abuse me — that’s why she’s so screwed up… She saw a lot of crazy stuff. I want the world to know the root of her problems.
Apparently, an old family photo gave Dina the courage to share the abuse she allegedly experienced during her marriage (which ended in 2007). The photo shows Dina with a purple bruise on her right eye, holding baby Lindsay.