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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kate Middleton Won't Be Making it to That 'Hobbit' Premiere

Hopefully Kate Middleton isn't too bummed she'll be missing out on The Hobbit's big red carpet premiere on Wednesday. Less than a week after leaving the hospital, the Duchess still requires some rest. Also in today's celeb news, Nick Cannon and Fergie both revealed intimate details about their relationships, and Lindsay Lohan is facing jail time again. More below.

Kate Middleton to Miss Hobbit Premiere
After canceling a week's worth of scheduled appearances following her hospitalization last week, it was unclear whether Kate Middleton would make it to the London red carpet premiere of The Hobbit. But unfortunately she won't have a chance to partake in the pleasures of Middle Earth on Wednesday.

The Duchess has been suffering the effects of an acute morning sickness known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. During a weekend appearance, husband Prince William (who will be at the Hobbit premiere as scheduled) joked, "I don't know why they call it morning sickness -- they should call it all day and all night sickness. [Recovery is] a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever."

Guess Who Topped Ke$ha's First Week Sales?

Given the unrelenting catchiness of Ke$ha's single "Die Young," it's hard to believe her sophomore album Warrior wasn't a smash hit straight out of the gate. While Warrior managed to chart in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 this week, it proved less popular than a handful of older releases — including an album that's been around for a year.

Taylor Swift's Red nabbed the top spot for the fourth non-consecutive week, closely followed by Wiz Khalifa's O.N.I.F.C., which moved 141,000 copies. Rod Stewart's latest collection of mom-friendly holiday standards, Merry Christmas Baby, took the third spot, while One Direction's Live While We're Young held strong at No. 4. In fifth place, Michael Bublé's Christmas proved its staying power, leaving Ke$ha's Warrior the sixth place spot with approximately 85,000 copies sold.

A hit single does not always guarantee strong album sales. Carly Rae Jepsen had the year's most inescapable hit, but her full-length album Kiss debuted at No. 6 with 46,000 copies sold. But don't worry, Animals: With all the airplay it's getting, we expect Warrior to linger on the charts long into 2013.