In a royal-style wedding, Nicky Hilton and English banker James Rothschild tied the knot at Kensington Palace in London on Friday, E! News confirms. The bride’s older sister, Paris Hilton, served as the maid of honor, bringing her “soulmate” beau, Austrian businessman Thomas Gross, as her date.
Among the guests: mom Kathy Hilton’s half sister, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards. But there was no sighting of Kyle’s sister, auntie Kim, who has been in and out of rehab. Also, on the groom’s side were Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky.
Nicky celebrated her bachelorette party in Miami Beach at Wall nightclub at the W last month.
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Ariana Grande is really in full-on sorry mode. The singer has apologized for a second time for licking donuts and saying “I hate America.” In a video clip posted late Thursday, the 22-year-old said she’s “disgusted” with herself, adding that she didn’t clearly convey her true feelings in her first apology — a written statement in which she ranted about obesity in America.
“Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you had no idea was taken is such a rude awakening. It’s like you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself, I wanted to shove my face in a pillow and just disappear,” she said, with puffy cheeks from recent oral surgery.
The Boca Raton native came under fire this week when TMZ posted a video of her licking donuts at a Southern California shop and saying “I hate Americans. I hate America.”
Her second apology had more than 1 million views on YouTube by Friday afternoon.
A New Zealand judge sentenced AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd to eight months of home detention on Thursday after the musician pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a man who used to work for him, along with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. The Australian drummer had faced up to seven years in prison on the threatening-to-kill charge, but his lawyer had argued for the conviction to be set aside.
Rudd has been out on bail since pleading guilty to the charges in April, when he acknowledged in a court summary of facts that he’d offered large amounts of cash, vehicles and a house to an associate after asking him to have the victim “taken out.” He also acknowledged that he’d directly said to the victim he was going to kill him. Prosecutors had also originally charged Rudd with murder-for-hire, but later dropped it, citing lack of evidence.
Sophie B. Hawkins welcomed a baby girl named Esther on Tuesday, the 50-year-old singer confirmed to Us Weekly. It is the second child for Hawkins, known for such '90s hits As I Lay Me Down and Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover. In February, the single mom told Us why she had no issue being an older mom: “I am more wise, calm, humorous, appreciative, simple and clear,” said Hawkins, who froze 15 embryos when she was 31 and conceived with in vitro fertilization.
A Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant that gained reality TV notoriety after an appearance on Kitchen Nightmares will soon close its doors. Co-owner Amy Bouzaglo says she and husband Samy Bouzaglo are in final negotiations to sell the property. The couple drew outrage and ridicule after being featured on a May 2013 episode of chef Gordon Ramsay's reality restaurant makeover show. In the segment, they were seen yelling at customers and pocketing employees' tips. Bouzaglo says negative publicity had nothing to do with the closure, adding they had issues with the building's former landlord.