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Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb Receive Knighthoods in Queen's New Year's Honors. Music legend Ringo Starr is the latest music star to be knighted in the New Year's Honors. E! News can confirm The Beatles member is being recognized for his services to music and charity. "It's great!" Ringo said in a statement after learning about his award. "It's an honor and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love. Ringo." With the honor, Ringo will officially become Sir Richard Starkey. He's also the second member of The Beatles to receive the award. Paul McCartney received the honor nearly 20 years ago. Ringo isn't the only performer to receive a special honor from Queen Elizabeth II. Bee Gees member Barry Gibb will also become a knight in the honors lists. Other familiar faces to receive honors include House star Hugh Laurie who becomes a Commander of the British Empire. According to BBC, there are 1,123 people named on the main honors list issued by the Cabinet Office. 70 percent of the recipients are recognized for work in their communities in a voluntary or paid capacity. Officials said future lists would see honors for "inspirational action" by people following the Grenfell Tower fire and the terror attacks in London and Manchester. Anyone can nominate someone for an honor on the gov.uk website. (Eonline)

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Daughter Has a Very Special Ice Skating Teacher -- Michelle Kwan. Michelle Kwan skated her way into our hearts at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, earning a silver medal. Now almost 20 years later, the decorated Olympian is helping out some ice skating newbies learn the sport. But the ice princess isn't helping out just any rink ballerinas, she's teaching the oh-so-excited daughter of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. Taking to the East West Ice Palace in Artesia, Calif., with a pal Elsa Marie Collins and 8-year-old daughter Charlotte Grace, the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star posted a series of videos and photos on her Instagram. After the day of chilly fun, the hands-on mom wrote, "EPIC DAY!!! When your daughters want to learn to ice skate (I mean really learn) who is better (or more qualified) than the most decorated American skater in history - @michellewkwan." Charlotte got some major ice skating lessons from the skating superstar and SMG also showed off her impressive moves on the ice. The actress continued, "Thank you Michelle for a day, none of us will forget (no seriously my sore body won't let me) She even taught the adults a few tricks!!!" Looks like the kiddos weren't the only ones who got something from the lesson. Earlier in the week, the 40-year-old took her 5-year-old son Rocky Prinze for a manicure. Rocky opted for a glittering black polish. The star took to Instagram to document the whole adorable outing, sharing an image of their nails and writing, "We match." Charlotte got her fingertips done in blue. Looks like a holiday week of family fun for the Gellar/Prinzes! (Eonline)

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Threw Shade at Andy Cohen on New Year's Eve Broadcast. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban weren't afraid to clap back at Andy Cohen during CNN's New Year's Eve live broadcast. While interviewing the couple with his co-host Anderson Cooper, Cohen host asked them about Kidman's famous clapping at the 2017 Oscars and whether they expected it to become a popular meme. "I mean, it's called a logical clap when you don't want to slam your hands together with rings," Urban replied, "but what do you want to do?" The Oscar-winning actress then added, "I wish that there was more important things to be concerned about or that people were focused on more important things than that sort of clapping. That's what I would say." Unfortunately, things became more awkward when Urban -- who was calling in from Nashville with Kidman -- lost his earpiece and couldn't hear the interviewers. While the interview ended on an amicable note with everyone wishing each other a happy New Year, Cohen realized the Big Little Lies star just gave him a little jab. "That was amazing. That was so cool that Nicole Kidman joined in," Cohen said. "I think she just shaded me a little bit." "Well yeah, she did. Yes," Cooper agreed. "I guess she's not coming on my show," the Watch What Happens Live host concluded. Cooper seemed to understand Kidman's viewpoint. In a tweet, he described her comments as "some well-deserved shade." The CNN anchor then mentioned that Cohen has lots of celebrity guests on his Bravo talk-show. "Not Nicole Kidman," Cohen responded. Still, it looks like everyone enjoyed the night. The country singer performed at Jack Daniels' Music City Midnight New Year's Eve in Nashville celebration. (Eonline)

Guy Fieri closing his massive Times Square restaurant. Bottle-blond gourmand Guy Fieri is closing his absurd Guy's American Kitchen and Bar in Times Square. The 500-seat super-restaurant will shut its doors after a last hurrah on Sunday, according to Eater.com. When it launched in 2012, the restaurant -- which served Fieri's famous "Donkey Sauce," among other enduringly regrettable items -- was met with a critical reception frostier than Fieri's tips. But it has since been a sizzling hit with tourists. In a statement to Page Six, Fieri didn't give a reason for the closure, saying only that he is proud of the 5 �/2-year run. But it could be because the restaurant couldn't match the culinary virtuosity of 44th Street rival Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Or it could be that, as one Yelp reviewer said while imploring diners to go literally anywhere else in the neighborhood, "the Guitar Center may actually have better service and food." Alas, hungry Times Square visitors will now just have to make do with triple-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin. (PageSix)

Joe Giudice has a pretty cush prison stay ahead of him while he's locked up in Pennsylvania -- the place is like a damn resort ... even though it's got its own "deal breakers." Like we told you, Joe was transferred from a federal prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey last month to a low security correctional facility in Allenwood, PA. Now, TMZ has learned exactly what's in store for him there -- and we gotta say ... it sounds nice for the pen. First off, Joe gets access to a wide variety of food and products. He can buy stuff like butter pecan ice cream, a mackerel fillet, Thai tuna steak, and cappuccinos. He can also buy Neutrogena shampoo, an MP3 player, and Skullcandy earbuds -- like we said, luxury living. If that doesn't convince ya, consider he also gets brunch every weekend, and can participate in yoga, fitness classes, bocce ball and even flag football. There are some ground rules, though. He's only allowed 5 guests at a time per visit -- and none of them can wear makeup or anything sexy. Sorry, Teresa ... save it for Mexico. (TMZ)

Hall of Fame voters listen up, Chauncey Billups says 3/5 of his '04 Pistons starting lineup should be enshrined, telling TMZ Sports that he, Rip Hamilton & Ben Wallace all belong in Springfield. Billups is a first-time nominee to the Hall this year, and when we talked with him the five-time all-star and former Finals MVP says he thinks he did enough to get in. "I think that I am, obviously there's so many other worthy guys, but I do. I think my story is really unique, my fight is really unique." Chauncey isn't the only guy from the '04 Pistons championship team up for the honor ... Rip Hamilton is also a first-time nominee, and Ben Wallace missed out on his first shot last year. Billups thinks they should ALL get in ... and he's 100% serious. "I think there's a case to be made for Rip ... I think Ben is the easiest case out of all 3 of us to be honest with you." With Hamilton, CB says his college days put him in (Rip won a national championship with UCONN) and with Wallace, he says if Rodman and Mutombo are in, he should be, too. If you're wondering, we didn't ask about Rasheed Wallace, but we're guessing Billups votes yes. (TMZ)

Becky G Reveals a Family Secret: She Has a Half Sister. Becky G opened up on Friday about a family secret: she has a half-sister and that now that the girl is an adult, she is reaching out to connect with her further. The 20-year-old singer announced the news on Twitter, telling her fans that it was the 18th birthday of her fourth sibling, Amber, who she had known about since she was 13. She said the two met for the first time earlier this year and that her relations to her family were always through her dad. "For the first time, I will be opening up about something that [my brothers] Frankie, Alex, [and sister] Stephanie and I, have lived with within our four walls, that I now feel ready in my heart to share with you guys, my extended family," Becky said. "Today is my half-sister's 18th birthday," she wrote. "Yes I said it. My half-sister. I learned about Amber when I was 13 years old. When Frankie was old enough and ready, my parents and I also shared this with him. Soon after that, my parents, Frankie, and I spoke to Stephanie and Alex. We all had questions and dealt with the information in different ways, but most importantly, we handled it together -- as a unit." Becky said Amber has not been a part of her family "for reasons bigger" than them and the rest of her siblings. "We met for the first time this year," she wrote. "Her relations to the family in the past were always through my dad. At least up until recently. Although there has been effort on both sides to move forward in a positive direction, it takes time to catch up on 18 years and to process it all. It's not something that happens overnight. It's all been an emotional roller coaster. The history behind it all, is something that I'd like to keep private for the sake of Amber's family and my own family's privacy." "I had made a promise to myself that the day that Amber turned 18, was the day that I would reach out," she continued. "As two individuals, legal, with no influence from either side, no baggage or bad blood from the past, in hopes that we can move forward in whatever direction us two decided to move in." "Now that she is 18, and her own person, so much in my life has changed and I now share my life with the world. But I'm sticking to my promise and I felt it in my heart to write this so that she knows..." (Eonline)

Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey Agree on Joint Custody of Son Josey. Naya Rivera and husband and fellow actor Ryan Dorsey recently reached a temporary joint custody agreement over their 2-year-old son, Josey, soon after she refiled for divorce. The former Glee actress had earlier this month filed new papers to legally separate from her ex. A week and a half prior, she was arrested and charged for misdemeanor domestic battery for allegedly assaulting him while walking with their boy. In her filing, Rivera requested joint legal and physical custody of the child. Rivera's rep told E! News on Friday that the actors have agreed on joint custody of Josey, adding, "The family is working together peacefully and all matters have been amicably resolved." E! News has confirmed that this week, Rivera and Dorsey reached a temporary custody agreement over Josey. According to The Blast, they agreed to share joint legal and physical custody of Josey and the actor has also agreed to consult with his ex "on all major decisions related to the child's health, education, and welfare." The custody agreement is temporary because Rivera and Dorsey are still working out a long-term schedule. Rivera had first filed for divorce from Dorsey in November 2016, two years after they wed. This past September, she filed a request to dismiss the case. At the time, a source told E! News that the actress and her husband were back together, adding, "They want to make it work for the sake of their son." In her latest divorce filing, Rivera listed the former pair's most recent date of separation as November 24. Her confrontation with Dorsey and her domestic battery arrest took place the following day. According to the custody agreement, there is a clause that indicates that Dorsey will not pursue domestic violence charges against the actress. Amid the legal turmoil, the two have made it a point to co-parent Josey. Rivera and Dorsey both celebrated Christmas with the boy. (Eonline)

Millie Bobby Brown Celebrates Her "Eleven" Million Instagram Followers. Eleven is celebrating 11 -- MILLIEon Instagram followers! Millie Bobby Brown who plays Eleven on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, has achieved a major social media milestone. The actress has reached 11 million followers on Instagram! In celebration of the achievement, 13-year-old Millie took to her social media pages on Friday to share a photo of herself on the ground covering her eyes with flower arrangements surrounding her that read, "MBB 11." She captioned the post, "11 MILLIEon." This news adds on to an already exciting month for Millie. The actress was recently nominated for a 2018 Screen Actors Guild Award for her work in Stranger Things. Millie, who was nominated individually and with her cast, reacted to the news on social media. "Screen Actors Guild! Thank you SO much for recognizing me and our cast for the second year in a row!" Millie wrote. "This means the world coming from you, our peers. I am so lucky and honored to have the privilege of playing Eleven - a strong, powerful, badass, strange, wonderful character! Can't wait to celebrate with my Stranger Things family." Stranger Things was also nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe Award earlier this month. (Eonline)

Prince Harry Tops Prince William and Kate Middleton in Official Royal Engagements. Prince Harry attended 139 royal engagements in the U.K. this year, according to a new report. U.K.'s The Times has revealed the number of official appearances each of the royal family members made in 2017 and Harry has topped his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton. In addition to Harry's 139 domestic engagements, he also made 70 official appearances overseas. While William reportedly made 117 appearances in the U.K. and 54 abroad in the past year. And Kate, who is currently expecting the couple's third child and had to miss several events due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum earlier this year, still made 63 appearances in the U.K. in 2017 and 42 abroad. And although Harry topped William and Kate, Princess Anne is the member of the royal family who made the most official appearances in the U.K. in 2017, making 455 appearances domestically and 85 overseas. William and Harry's father, Prince Charles, made 374 engagements in the U.K. this year and 172 overseas. Queen Elizabeth II made 296 official appearances this year, according to the report. This time next year, we'll also get to see the number of engagements Prince Harry's fiancee and soon-to-be wife Meghan Markle will make in 2018. On Nov. 28, Meghan made her first public appearance as a future royal. The couple will tie the knot on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Eonline)

Luann de Lesseps to Check into Alcohol Treatment Center After Arrest. Luann de Lesseps is heading to rehab after her recent arrest. The Real Housewives of New York City star was booked early Christmas Eve morning after allegedly kicking a police officer while intoxicated at a hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. She later apologized. De Lesseps issued a new statement on Friday, saying, "After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed. I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center. I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event. Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do. My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law-abiding character." "I am so grateful for the love and support that I am receiving from my family, friends and loyal supporters," she added. De Lesseps is "completely in shock" over what happened," a source told E! News exclusively, adding. "No one thought going to Palm Beach was a good idea. She was in Jupiter and last minute decided to go to Palm Beach before the wedding in Chile. No one knows why. People told her it wasn't a good idea." Last New Year's Eve, Luann married Tom D'Agostino in an extravagant Palm Beach wedding. She filed for divorce seven months later. "Luann has talked about self-medicating in the past, but no one saw this coming," the source added. "Everyone is worried the judge is going to make an example of her. There's a serious chance she's facing jail time." A source told E! News that Bravo and de Lesseps' cast mates have been reaching out to her to offer support and see how they can help and that she has not been returning phone calls for the most part. According to a police report, a security guard at a Palm Beach hotel reported de Lesseps and an unidentified male trespassed in a room and where found in bed. Police discovered the reality star and another person, a female friend, inside the room in question. The friend, who had complied with police's orders to leave, told Page Six the man who was allegedly found in bed with de Lesseps earlier is "a guy [Luann] had previously dated." Police alleged that de Lesseps resisted arrest and later said "I'm going to f--king kill you" after being placed in a patrol car. The reality star was arrested and charged with battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest with violence and corruption by threat against a public servant. "This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions," Luann had said in a statement to E! News after being released from custody. "I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to transformative and hopeful 2018." A network rep told The Daily Dish, "Bravo supports Luann's decision to get help, and we wish her strength during her recovery process." (Eonline)

Target has apologized and vows to remove an anti-Semetic expansion pack of the popular game Cards Against Humanity from its shelves. A customer on Twitter discovered his local store selling the CAH "Chosen People Pack" ... which featured cards with inscriptions like, "Torturing Jews until they say they're not Jews anymore," and "The part of Anne Frank's diary where she talks about her vagina." The posting caused immediate backlash, Target responded with, "We are aware of this extended card pack of the game Cards Against Humanity and are in the process of removing it from our stores. We apologize for any disappointment as it is never our intention to offend our guests with the products we carry." Cards Against Humanity is known as a game that tests social and conversational boundaries. (TMZ)

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