Pippa Middleton acknowledges her famous 'bottom'
Today’s peek under the pop-culture hood finds Pippa Middleton and her “bottom,” Jay-Z and Beyonce, a debate of note, many other things, and the mystery music video.
ROCK BOTTOM: In this case, that’s a good thing, per the Daily Mail, “She is the younger sister of the future Queen whose derriere became the surprise star of last year’s Royal Wedding. Now – in her new party-planning book – Pippa Middleton has acknowledged the ‘startling’ reality that she has achieved worldwide fame because Kate married Prince William... and because of the unexpected focus on her bottom. Pippa, 29, admits: ‘It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom.” http://bit.ly/TaobJn
PRESIDENTIAL ADVICE: It’s all about jobs, per Access Hollywood, “President Obama is passing on the knowledge he’s gained from fatherhood with his new-parent pals, Beyonce and Jay-Z. “We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends. We talk about the kids,” the President told Cleveland’s Z107.9 radio in an interview of his friendship with the power couple, who became parents to daughter Blue Ivy in January. “I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out [with Blue] and not leaving it all to mom and the mother-in-law.” http://bit.ly/TKvSCB
IT’S HER LIFE, SO. . . : Of Rihanna and Chris Brown, per E!, “Ri-Ri attended the launch party for Breezy's Qubeey website in Beverly Hills, and—in a video from the event currently making the rounds—the two can be seen getting très cozy with each other in one corner of the party. At the bash, which was reportedly held at Playhouse nightclub, the two canoodled at a banquette as other guests passed them by.” http://eonli.ne/OWes90
SPOTTED: And the saga continues, per Entertainment Tonight, “Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were photographed together Sunday night for the first time since their split and ET has the exclusive photos and video. Stewart, 22, and Pattinson, 26, were spotted at the Ye Rustic Inn, a bar in Los Angeles' trendy Los Feliz neighborhood.” http://bit.ly/Vdz5vf
BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Oh, wait. Different show, per GQ, “Emily VanCamp has done the impossible: Her side-eyeing femme fatale on ABC's Revenge has us honest-to-God hooked on a nighttime soap. GQ talks to the actress about what Canadians do better, zombie attacks, and why she's totally into PDA.” http://gqm.ag/VuJGrJ
PUSSY RIOT: Do not pass go, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Less than two weeks after an unexpected victory that sent one of their members home, the two still-jailed members of Russian rocker-activist group Pussy Riot are headed toward a surprise misery. The band announced on its Twitter page early Monday that Nadya Tolokonnikova was sent to a prison camp in Mordovia, while Maria Alyokhina was shipped to a similar institution in Perm. The two cities, located in the freezing central region of Siberia, host some of the hardest Soviet-era prison camps in the country, reserved for dangerous and political criminals.” http://bit.ly/RgBGEX
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Just the facts, per The Wrap, ““Paranormal Activity 4” topped the weekend box office, but scared up just $30.2 million, the lowest opening in the found-footage horror franchise since the original debuted to $19 million in 2009.” http://bit.ly/Sc63hc
NOT COOL: Again, not cool, per The Independent, “Adele’s baby boy is just two days old (and her parents are yet to release an official statement) but he has already become the subject of a Twitter troll campaign. News that the “Rolling in the Deep” singer had given birth on Friday prompted a storm of congratulations on the social media network – but some individuals used it as an opportunity to publish hurtful messages.” http://ind.pn/RPmnCe
ANIMAL FARM: This could be cool, per the New York Times, “Having portrayed such memorable motion-capture creatures as Caesar, the rebellious chimpanzee of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”; the titular primate in Peter Jackson’s remake of “King Kong”; and whatever the heck Gollum is in the “Lord of the Rings” movies, Andy Serkis is continuing to add to his on-screen menagerie. His performance-capture studio, called the Imaginarium, said that it has acquired the rights to George Orwell’s parable “Animal Farm” for a film that Mr. Serkis will direct and act in.” http://nyti.ms/SgPFKL
WEDDING WRAP: Of a celeb union, per People, “There was no shortage of romance for Justin Timberlake and his beautiful bride Jessica Biel when they tied the knot Friday at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy. "It was magical," Timberlake, 31, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "It was an unforgettable evening." http://bit.ly/VjqDuF
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Smile, smirk or preen, per the Los Angeles Times, “The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney takes place Monday evening in Boca Raton, Fla., and if the concluding round is anything like the other two, the theatrical presentation of the candidates will be more closely scrutinized and squabbled over than their platforms and positions.” http://lat.ms/TCrpkR
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/85nrLt
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)