Sideshow: Royals get in the picture

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was part of a trend of the Royal Family photobombing folks.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was part of a trend of the Royal Family photobombing folks. (DANNY LAWSON / Pool / Getty Images)
Posted: July 31, 2014

Royal photobombers!

Those Brit royals are kuh- razy for photobombs! They are just raising holy heck at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland! Five days ago, Queen Elizabeth II slap-happily crashed a selfie by Australian hockey players Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris, evidently all unplanned. Then on Monday, Prince Harry disrupted a self-shot by some rugby guys from New Zealand. And three makes a trend: Prince William himself messed up a perfectly good shot with Olympic cycling champ Chris Hoy. Those wacky monarchical types! The royal bros also hung out, along with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) with lightning man Usain Bolt, who goes where the parties are.

Katie quits 'Katie'

Katie Couric, who is leaving normal TV for online streaming vid service Yahoo News, will say goodbye to her show Katie on Wednesday. The episode will feature surprise appearances and fun. "I can't believe it's the last week of original shows," Katie said Monday.

Maks quits DWTS!?!!

"I'm done dancing," he said. On Tuesday, Dancing With the Stars dancing sensation Maks Chmerkovskiy told this to the gals on ABC's The View in a bombshell announcement that has rocked the nation. "I feel like it's time." Maks is rumored to be dating Jennifer Lopez.

Zac opens up

Zac Efron says, without specifying the agent(s), that addiction has been a big monkey on his back. Said to have gone into rehab twice in the past year, Zac told Bear Grylls on NBC's Running Wild With Bear Grylls that the constant, pressing media attention made him seek "a social lubricant," just to be able to go out in public. And he isn't the first.

Celebrity side-taking

 

Celebs are weighing in on the conflict between Israel and Hamas. One hundred Spanish celebrities, including the stunning Penélope Cruz and her stunning husband, Javier Bardem, have written an open letter condemning Israel for "genocide." Mark Ruffalo is another celeb critical of Israel. Selena Gomez posted an Instagram with the caption, "It's about humanity, pray for Gaza." Meantime, Madonna has called for a cease-fire . . . so far, that's having as much effect as Secretary of State John Kerry did. Joan Rivers, meanwhile, supports Israel, as does Jon Voight, as does Bill Maher, who tweeted: "Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who's trying to kill u - u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her." Hope these folks don't land in the same Hollywood party anytime soon.

Celebs baby-making

Sarah Drew ( Grey's Anatomy) is pregnant with her second child with hubby Peter Lanfer. That show is, like, a fertility clinic, man. Other Grey stars who have waxed fertile include Kim Raver, Patrick Dempsey, Jessica Capshaw, Eric Dane, Sasha Spielberg, Kevin McKidd, Chandra Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, and Justin Chambers. . . .  Maya Rudolph recently filed her baby's birth certificate - a year after said baby's birth. Maya had Minnie Ida Anderson - named after singer Minnie Riperton, who, didja know, was Maya's mom? - at home in 2013, so the certificate wasn't filled out or something. The father is Maya's longtime guy, Paul Thomas Anderson.


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