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    "Downton Abbey" is getting a royal visit. On Thursday, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting the set of the PBS drama next week.

    The 33-year-old royal will visit London’s Ealing Studios on March 12 where she will meet the cast and crew and get to see where the interiors of the show are shot (exteriors are filmed at Highclere Castle in Berkshire).

    Middleton and her husband are avid fans of "Downton Abbey," according to star Allen Leech, who plays Branson on the show. “I was actually at an event last week with Prince William, now the Duke of Cambridge,” he recently said on Watch What Happens Live. “I met him last week, shook his hand. He actually said, ‘I’m a big fan of the show.’”

    The Prince’s wife’s affection for the scripted series comes as a bit of a surprise considering she is an established reality series fan. Some of her favourite shows reportedly include “The Apprentice,” “The X Factor,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “The Voice.”

    So

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  • Justin Bieber goes shirtless on Men's Health cover: His six biggest reveals

    Justin Bieber didn’t just reveal his chest for the cover of the (fitting) "Reinvention Issue" of Men’s Health’s. The 21-year-old “Boyfriend” singer also revealed plenty of hidden truths about his life.

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    “This has really been a big year for me, as far as figuring stuff out,” he said. “This is almost like a full 180 from how I was. Yesterday—a year from yesterday—I was in jail.” 

    Deep, bro.

    Part of that change appears to involve being more candid with his fans. Here are the six biggest reveals that the Biebs made in his new interview:

    He Might Be a Genius
    Bieber revealed he used “mathematical algorithms” to solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute. When asked if he was a genius, he said, “I don’t think so. Maybe.” 

    He’s a Bodybuilder
    According to Bieber, he was a fighter as far back as grade six. “I was a pitbull,” he told Men’s Health. “I was small but I could hold my own.” And though he injured his neck on a trampoline a year ago, he can also do three double jumps in a row while skipping

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  • Jared Leto's hair history: From Jordan Catalano to Jesus

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    It's a sad day for lovers of Jared Leto's gorgeous ombre locks.

    The Oscar winner has returned to his old school looks for a new superhero film — he is set to star in “Suicide Squad,” in which he will play The Joker. Director David Ayer teased Leto’s hair fans with the following tweets yesterday:

    The 43-year-old actor himself later shared the second image on Instagram with the caption, “Going, going… #gone!” 

    Leto’s hair has ebbed and flowed numerous times over the years and we decided that now, upon his return to his old school ‘do, it would be the perfect time to locke down his hair history:

    My so-called hairdo, 1994

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    Jordan Catalano grows up, 1995

      


    Bottle blonde Prefontaine, 1997

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    Requiem for a mullet, 2000

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    Super cool cornrows, 2001

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     The forefather of ombre, 2003

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    Jesus’s first coming, 2004

    30 seconds to

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  • Ryan Gosling is the newest parent to get a tattoo in honour of his kid

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    Ryan Gosling may now have a tattoo to match the children's book he got inked on the same arm.  The 34-year-old Ontario native was recently papped flashing the word "Esme" on his left knuckle, which may or may not refer to his new daughter Esmerelda and may or may not be permanent.

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    If it is real, he wouldn't be the first celebrity to get inked in honour of his children. Here are some other famous stars who did it first:

    Angelina Jolie

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    The more kids she adopts, the more ink she will acquire. Angelina Jolie has the coordinates of where each of her six kids were born tattooed on her left arm. The seventh coordinate? The birthplace of husband, Brad Pitt.

    ALSO SEE: Will Benji Madden regret that Cameron Diaz tattoo like these other stars?

    Kanye West

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    Just last week, Kim Kardashian accompanied her husband to a tattoo parlour in the early morning hours where he got his daughter North's birthday (as well as his late mom's) tattooed on his wrist in Roman numerals.

    Adele

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    Back in 2013, Adele showed off

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  • Taylor Swift and 10 other surprising celebrity godparents

    Taylor Swift is going to be a mom! Well, a godmom anyway. This past weekend, "Hart of Dixie" star Jamie King announced this weekend that she and husband Kyle Newman asked Swift to be the godmother of their second child. The duo broke the news on Instagram with a photo of Swift and King's baby bump and the caption "And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kyle_newman -we all love you!!!! Xx"

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    Swift posted a separate photo to Instagram of her hands on King's Belly with the caption, "Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one..... (ME)"

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    For those who are more used to seeing Swift pal around with Karlie Kloss, the news of her tight friendship with King may come as a surprise. But here are 10 other celebrity godparents who may surprise you even more:

    Oprah for Tyler Perry

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    Last month, producer Tyler Perry revealed he had chosen Oprah Winfrey as well as actress Cicely Tyson to be the godparents to his son, Aman, who was born in December.

    Bono for Brangelina

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  • Julianne Moore: I'm practically Canadian

    It's been just over a week since Julianne Moore won an Oscar, so she had a better excuse than anyone to skip the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto this weekend. But the nominee’s honorary citizenship couldn’t keep the New Yorker away.

    "I’ve been coming to Toronto to work since 1986, a really long time, so I feel I’m practically Canadian,” Moore told the Toronto Star on Sunday at her first post-Oscar appearance. The 54-year-old actress cut an elegant figure in a black suit with leather detailing and a transparent black top. 

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    The “Still Alice” actress was nominated for best actress for David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars.” Unfortunately, she lost out to Canadian “Mommy” star Anne Dorval, who cried, “Mon dieu,” and thanked Dolan as well as her mother “for loving me so much and for teaching me to be myself.”

    Moore’s film did not fare well on the whole at the ceremony. Though it was nominated for 11 awards, it only took home two: John Cusack won for his supporting role and the film’s

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  • 'Being of colour' still makes it hard for Halle Berry to get roles

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    Halle Berry is continuing the conversation about Oscar-winning women of colour in Hollywood. Last week, Mo’Nique revealed she was “blackballed” after taking home the Best Supporting Actress trophy in 2010 for “Precious." Though Berry became the first (and so far only) black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar in 2002 for “Monster’s Ball” she hasn't been without career hurdles since then.

    In a new interview with The Guardian, the 48-year-old “Extant” star, who went on to headline “Die Another Day” and various “X-Men” installments following her Academy Award win, has shed light on how hard it is to be a woman of colour in Hollywood -- even if you have an Oscar. Here are some of her biggest revelations: 

    She’s 'disappointed' she’s the only Best Actress woman of colour 

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    No women of colour were nominated for Best Actress at this year’s Oscars, though two have recently won for Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o won for “12 Years a Slave” last year, Octavia Spencer for “The Help” in 2012).

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  • Madonna and 7 other celebs who took a tumble on stage

    Madonna was all the talk of the Brit Awards on Wednesday after taking a nasty backwards tumble during her performance of “Living For Love,” the show’s finale. 

    The 56-year-old singer’s backup dancers appeared to be trying to pull off her cape from behind but instead, they pulled Madge along with it. But being the pro that she is, she brushed it off on Instagram after the show with the caption, “Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine! #livingforlove.”

      

    Though that may go down in history as the number one most epic stage fall of all time by a female musician, here are seven more musical tumbles ranked by epicness:

    2. Beyonce Knowles
    Queen Bey is not as flawless as you may think. Back in 2007 during a concert in Orlando she took a rather major fall down the stairs during one of her performances after her heel got caught in her coat, which caused her to hit her chin. “I just kept

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  • Seth Rogen and James Franco recreated John Lennon and Yoko Ono Rolling Stone cover -- with tattoos!

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    All we are saying is give tats a chance. That seems to be the message of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s newly released parody of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous Rolling Stone cover by Annie Leibovitz.

    The image shows Rogen curling up to Franco (the same way Lennon curled up to Ono), the only difference being that he is covered in tattoos thanks to mixed media artist Cheyenne Randall.

    Franco posted the photo to Instagram on Tuesday with the caption: “@indiangiver is the Bomb❤️@sethrogen.”

    Back in December, Rogen and Franko "leaked" a version of the image without tattoos during a broadcast of “Saturday Night Live.” Franco was delivering his monologue when Rogen arrived on the scene claiming the Sony hack had surfaced their personal photos.

    The Ono-Lennon image has now been revealed to be part of Cheyenne Randall’s Shopped Tattoos project, which has the Seattle artist digitally inking iconic figures, past and present. His work also includes altered images of David Hasselhoff, Marilyn

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  • Chris Brown and five other musicians who have faced trouble at the Canadian border

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    Canada appears to be siding with Drake by throwing shade at Chris Brown. The 25-year-old “Ayo” singer has been denied entry into Canada forcing him to cancel shows in Montreal and Toronto. 

    In a tweet that has since been deleted, Brown wrote, “The good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!”

    He was set to perform at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Tuesday and at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Wednesday. Both gigs were scheduled to include Tyga and Trey Songz, who had this to say about the matter:

    Back in 2010, Brown was also refused entry into the UK "on the grounds of being guilty of a serious criminal offence." He infamously plead guilty to charges of felony assault after he beat up his girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. He subsequently allegedly got involved in fights with Drake and Frank Ocean.

    But he is not

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