Posts by Rebecca Detken

  • Nicky Hilton's Wedding Veil Gets Run Over by a Bentley

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 1 mth ago

    From her wedding venue at London's Kensington Palace to her gorgeous Valentino gown, not to mention her billionaire groom James Rothschild, Nicky Hilton's wedding on Friday was almost perfect — but it didn't go off without a hitch.

    The fashion designer, 31, experienced a minor style snafu while making her way to her nuptials when her delicate wedding veil got caught underneath a car tire. Granted, it was a tire belonging to a Bentley, but a car tire nonetheless.

    Though we're sure she was freaking out on the inside, Nicky appeared to remain calm while waiting for helpful onlookers to free her lacy headpiece. (She's a hotel heiress, so she knows how to handle these types of situations.) Once the problem was remedied, she and her father, Richard, hopped into the luxury vehicle and continued en route to the wedding venue where she would exchange vows with an heir to one of Europe's most prestigious banking families. That's how the Hiltons roll.

    As for the veil, it was beautiful, but Nicky probably wishes she would have made it about a foot shorter.


  • Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith Sell L.A. Mansion for Nearly $16 Million

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 2 mths ago

    Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have sold their former family home in Hancock Park for a whopping $15.947 million, their listing agent Brett Lawyer confirms to Yahoo.

    While that price tag is pretty hefty, you might say the new owners are buying a little piece of Hollywood history — and making history themselves. Per Variety, it's the most expensive sale ever for a single-family home in the affluent neighborhood.

    Related: Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Play Nice at Daughter's Graduation

    Designed by Hoover Dam architect Gordon B. Kaufman in 1925, Banderas and Griffith purchased the Italian Revival-style mansion in 1999.

    Did we mention the residence also has an elevator, a recording studio, a gym, and a two-story banquet hall?

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  • Debbie Matenopoulos Joins 'The Insider'

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 2 mths ago

    Get ready to see a familiar face regularly on  The Insider .

    Debbie Matenopoulos will join the Emmy-nominated entertainment newsmagazine as host alongside Louis Aguirre starting July 6, replacing Thea Andrews.

    The transition should be an easy one as Matenopoulos is already a part of  The Insider  family, having first served as a special correspondent for the show back in January 2012. This past May, she conducted an interview series with pioneering women of TV talk shows, including Sally Jessy Raphael, Martha Stewart, Kathie Lee Gifford, Joy Behar, Rolonda Watts, and Leeza Gibbons.

    "Our audience really connects with Debbie and she has great chemistry with Louis and the team," says the show's executive producer Brad Bessey. "She's down to earth, plugged into celebrity news and pop culture, has a vibrant personality, and is a true industry insider. In many ways, she is the personification of  The Insider  brand."

    Check your local listings to see when you can catch  The Insider .

  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Welcome a Baby Boy

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 2 mths ago

    Benedict Cumberbatch may be an Emmy-winning actor and Oscar nominee, but he's about to take on his most challenging — yet rewarding — role to date: father.

    The Sherlock star's rep confirmed in a statement to People on Saturday that he and his wife, Sophie Hunter, have welcomed their first child. "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son," said the rep. "We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks."

    Cumberbatch, 38, and Hunter, 37, wed on Valentine's Day on the Isle of Wight in England, and spent their honeymoon in Bora Bora.

    It looks like Cumberbatch is right on track.


  • Jaden Smith Wears Dress to Take Amandla Stenberg to Prom

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 3 mths ago

    If Jaden Smith's not the best prom date ever, then he's definitely one of the most stylish.

    A couple of weeks ago, the 16-year-old son of Will and Jada got all decked out in his white Batman suit to escort Mecca Kalani (a.k.a. Crystal Mec) to the year-end dance. He made the prom scene once again on Friday when he took Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in The Hunger Games , to her high school prom. (This guy gets around, eh?) Of course, Stenberg took to Instagram to share a few shots from her big night. "H ere's to highschool," she wrote alongside the above pic of her and her date in their party attire.

    Jaden certainly made a fashion statement, but Amandla had the prettier prom dress. The 16-year-old actress looked beautiful in a metallic floor-length halter gown, which she topped off with long silver braids and a gold nose ring

    As for the status of Jaden and Amandla's relationship — we're guessing they're just friends — they make a cute couple, no?

  • Lingerie Look-Alikes Shay Mitchell and Kim Kardashian Face Off

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    We almost mistook Shay Mitchell for a Kardashian when she hit the blue carpet at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. That's because the Pretty Little Liars star, 27, was sporting a pretty good knockoff inspired by the memorable white lace ensemble Kim Kardashian wore for her 33rd birthday bash at Tao in Las Vegas last October.

    Kim also happened to be at the Teen Choice Awards collecting the surfboard for Choice: Reality Show with her younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, so she must have been flattered to see the ABC Family actress attempting to replicate Kim's lingerie-like look… or was she?

    [Related: Teen Choice Awards Blue Carpet]

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  • Date Night! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Do Dinner and a Movie

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    Clearly, it's back on.

    Selena Gomez, 21, and Justin Bieber, 20, have been hanging out non-stop this week, which culminated in a classic date night on Friday.

    The on-again, off-again couple grabbed dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, California, before hitting up a screening of Think Like a Man Too at the Westfield Century City mall.

    A fan posted a video to Instagram of the lovebirds as they exited the theater. In the clip, Selena can be seenlovingly touching the "Baby" singer's back as several bodyguards escort them out of the venue.

    But that wasn't the first sign of PDA we've seen from the pair lately. It's been a busy week for these two!

    On Monday, the former Wizards of Waverly Place star was spotted cruising around L.A. with Justin on his Can-Am Spyder three-wheeler. That evening, they celebrated a friend's birthday at Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood.

    Jelena's relationship has certainly had its fair share of ups and downs, but there is something that keeps bringing these two crazy kids back together.

    Ah, young love.

  • 'Girls' Star Allison Williams Is Engaged to Ricky Van Veen!

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    Though Allison Williams's TV character is rather unlucky in love, the actress is ready to take the plunge in real life. The "Girls" star, 25, is engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Ricky Van Veen, her rep confirms to Yahoo.

    [Related: Celeb Weddings of 2014]

    According to the New York Post, the couple met through mutual friends while Allison — a 2010 Yale grad — was filming the pilot for her hit HBO show.




  • Jimmy Kimmel: 'I'm Having a Baby'

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    Jimmy Kimmel is gearing up for fatherhood a second time around. The late-night host, 46, revealed that he is expecting a baby with wife Molly McNearney, 35, during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" set to air this Wednesday. "I'm having a baby … wait I want to finish … with Ellen," Kimmel joked, before clarifying to the audience that it's with his bride of seven months, who also happens to be a co-writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" This will be the first child for the couple, who wed last July, but the third for Kimmel, who has two children — daughter Katie, 22, and son Kevin, 20 — from his previous marriage. Though he's already experienced parenthood, Kimmel told DeGeneres he's "really forgotten everything" about taking care of a little one. "It's funny because I was just with some friends [John Krasinski and Emily Blunt] who just had a baby I was like, 'Oh, ya.' And there's new ways to do things. You hold them by the front of the neck now it seems." In addition to learning the latest baby techniques, he and his kids are also going to have to adjust to him being an "old dad." "I told my daughter, 'Listen, there's only so much love I have to give. You're gonna have to split it up with the new kid. There's a finite amount of love and that's that,'" he teased. "So [my children] are dealing with it, but it is very weird at my age to, you know … I'm going to be one of those old dads."

  • Justin Bieber Resurfaces in Panama Two Days After DUI Arrest

    Rebecca Detken at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    [Related: All the Details on Justin Bieber's Bust]

    Bieber was spotted on Saturday hanging with his entourage in Punta Chame, a beach town on the Gulf of Panama. Justin's new lady friend, Chantel Jeffries, 21, who was with him in his rented Lamborghini at the time of his arrest, was also in tow. The two looked very couple-like as they strolled along the sand.

    Justin probably needed a vacation from his vacation in Miami last week, which ended on a sour note when he was pulled over by police early Thursday morning for drag racing and arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired driver's license.