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Welcome back to the first annual Tournament of THG: Couples Edition, where fans vote on the most popular celebrity couple in the entire universe!

The concept is simple: Pick your favorite of the two pairs in each poll. Done. YOUR VOTES will determine the winners of this tournament showdown.

Thin Kate Middleton Picture

After eight hotly-contested first-round fights, the quarterfinal bracket is set. Tuesday, Robsten jumped ahead of JT and Jessica Biel in a #1/#9 matchup.

Wednesday, the Obamas (#4) took on Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds (#12). Today, it's a battle royale: #3 Jay-Z and Beyonce vs. #6 Prince William and Kate Middleton!

Cast your votes in this sure-to-be-close matchup below!

And the Winner is?

Which celebrity couple do you like more, Jay and Bey or Will and Kate? Vote in this Tournament of THG quarterfinal matchup now! View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Jay-Z & Beyonce
24.0%

William & Kate
76.0%

Total Votes: 2251

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When it came to naming their brand new puppy, royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to go a traditional, sophisticated route.

Standard operating procedure for a Duke and Duchess.

Kate Middleton let their closely guarded secret slip when talking to a group of school children at Rose Hill Primary School Tuesday: Its name is Lupo!

The cocker spaniel's moniker means 'wolf' in Italian.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Puppy

Why the name Lupo? "There is no significance in it apart from they liked the name," a royal aide told the U.K. Daily Mail shortly after Kate spilled the beans.

Adopting the puppy in January, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first met the canine over the Christmas holiday with her parents in Bucklebury, England.

"He belongs to a litter of spaniels from one of Carole Middleton's friends near home," a Palace aide said earlier this month when confirming Lupo's origin.

Late last year, Kate and William reportedly took the small canine companion home for a brief fostering period before making the adoption official.

"William and Catherine fell in love with the pup instantly and it wasn't long before they decided to keep him, officially, in their family," the source says.

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Reese Witherspoon has a new film out (follow this link for a This Means War movie review), but another topic she discussed today was more interesting.

The 35-year-old actress went on Ellen to promote the film, but went on to talk about meeting Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton last summer!

“Somebody called me and said we’re having a really small fundraiser would you want to come over and meet the Prince and Princess? I was like, Yes.”

It gets better. Check a clip of Reese's interview with Ellen below:

“I must have tried on like six outfits. I’m meeting a princess. You don’t understand ... You have to be wearing the right outfit and the whole thing."

The Oscar winner continued:

"I don’t know, maybe we can be friends. She was really nice. She was just lovely. She’s so composed. She seems like such a lady. I think it’s so nice nowadays to see someone with such composure who carries herself so beautifully. Call me. Call me anytime!”

Sounds like someone's smitten! Not that we can blame her. Reese was later presented a Mr. T Chia Pet by Ellen. No idea why, but that's awesome.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds museum this spring, not once, not twice, not thrice, but four times!

Such is the popularity of the duchess and her fashion, that the waxwork attraction has decided to make four faux Kates, three of which will be unveiled April 4.

What will Kate Middleton be wearing in wax? These dresses!

  • William, Kate
  • Greeting the Public
  • Kate Middleton BAFTA Dress
  • Kate Middleton in Alice Temperley

Madame Tussauds will sculpt Kate replicas in (from left to right):

  1. A stunning, sheer Jenny Packham dress.
  2. The iconic blue Issa engagement dress in London.
  3. The lilac Alexander McQueen frock from the BAFTA gala in Los Angeles
  4. The black lace Temperley gown she wore to the premiere of War Horse.

"It is the first time that we have had a member of the royal family make their debut in multiple locations," a rep for Madame Tussauds tells People.

"All four designers have been involved in making the dresses and the Duke and Duchess have kept informed at every stage of the creation process."

Fun fact: The first royal family member to be immortalized in wax was William IV, who was monarch when Madame Tussauds first opened in London ... in 1835!

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Mattel's collector's edition Duke and Duchess of Cambridge versions of Barbie and Ken have been released, and are quite regal - and realistic for miniature dolls!

Case in point: Barbie Kate Middleton isn't as voluptuous as the blonde original, while William/Ken isn't nearly as much of a fake-tanned metrosexual douche.

The toy company is releasing the special Prince William and Kate Middleton figurines in time to mark the real-life royal couple's one-year anniversary April 29.

Here they are, outfitted in their royal wedding attire:

William and Kate Barbies

William's red military jacket with a blue sash is a surprisingly accurate replica, as are Kate's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, tiara and engagement ring.

Kate Middleton has been a doll before, if you remember - last year, the Franklin Mint made an engagement edition - and in a different sense, she's a doll every day.

Sadly for those stateside, when the royal Barbie-and-Ken dolls go on sale for $155 from Amazon.com U.K. come April 7, they will not be offered in North America.

Shoppers throughout Europe, on the other hand, can buy all they want and charge absurd sums on eBay. International online commerce at its finest, people.

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Welcome back to the first annual Tournament of THG: Couples Edition, where fans vote on the most popular celebrity couple in the entire universe!

The concept is simple: Pick your favorite of the two pairs in each poll. Done. YOUR VOTES will determine the winners of this tournament showdown.

Stripped Down

In yesterday's matchup, Jay-Z and Beyonce took on Jason and Molly Mesnick from The Bachelor in what has become a surprisingly close slugfest.

Today's battle: Our #6 seeds, Prince William and Kate Middleton, up against the #11 seeds, the newly-engaged Britney Spears and Jason Trawick!

Vote for your favorite duo in the first-round contest below!

And the Winner is?

Which celebrity couple do you like more, William and Kate or Britney and Jason? Vote in this first-round Tournament of THG Couples Edition matchup now! View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

William and Kate
77.8%

Britney and Jason
22.2%

Total Votes: 1919

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Prince William who?

Kate Middleton, the lovely 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge, made her first solo public appearance since marrying into the royal family earlier this week.

Attending a preview of Lucian Freud paintings at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Kate donned an affordable gray Jesire dress and four-inch heels.

Take a look at the Kate Middleton pictures below!

  • Kate Middleton, Gray Dress
  • Kate Middleton, Grey Dress

Middleton spoke with photographer Mary McCartney and Freud's daughter, Bella Freud, inside the museum, smiling as always.

The National Portrait Gallery is one of the five charities Middleton - an art history major at St. Andrews University - supports as part of her royal post.

William, meanwhile,is currently deployed 7,500 miles away in the Falkland Islands, near South America, as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have adopted a new puppy!

Rumors had been circling about a new addition to their family since photos surfaced of the pair walking along with a canine companion on Newborough Beach in North Wales, but the Palace hadn't confirmed the adorable news - until now!

The newlyweds have become parents to a months-old black Cocker Spaniel: AWW!

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Puppy

The Palace has yet to release the name, but The Telegraph says the male pup is a son of a dog belonging to the Duchess of Cambridge's mother, Carole Middleton.

Members of the media are sure to love the newest royal addition as the royal couple is certain to take many more outings with their new furry friend in the future.

Not to mention the fact that it will stir up the obligatory Kate Middleton pregnancy rumors. After all, the dog always comes before the baby ... are we right?!

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Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton covers the latest issue of Scouting, a U.K. magazine dedicated to promoting ... scouting. And specifically volunteer work!

The 30-year-old is now the February/March cover girl on the publication, a fitting choice after she performed some private volunteer work with the scouts.

"Part of her role as volunteer is to help below the radar," says a source of Kate's work with girl and boy scouts and their younger counterparts, the Beavers.

Kate Middleton Scouting Cover

The scouts hope the duchess will help Kate Middleton run a variety of activities relevant to her skills and interests, and she's likely to be popping into some groups' regular meetings near her home on Anglesey, North Wales, and elsewhere.

Inside the magazine, adventurer-broadcaster Bear Grylls pays tribute to Kate: "It is how we change our society, many people doing a little bit," he says.

The scouts are one of five charities she chose to patronize in her royal role. Kate is set to start officially touring some of them next month.

She and husband Prince William are due back from vacation in Mustique soon. William then heads to the Falkland Islands for military duty next month.

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Just because she's royalty doesn't mean she's lost her sense ... fashion or common.

Savvy shopper that she is, Duchess Kate Middleton took advantage of some end-of-season sales and hit London's Chelsea neighborhood this week in search of good deals.

Was her endeavor successful? What did she find?

The People's Princess

An onlooker says the royal, who just turned 30 earlier this month, shopped at the store Anonymous by Ross+Bute, trying on some new pieces from the spring and summer collection, including a pink cardigan and boots.

Sshe decided on a marked-down Jewel Collar V-Neck Top, a grey, form-fitting merino lightweight sweater accented with a bejeweled necklace attached along the neckline.

It was on sale for 84.50 GBP, $129 USD (from 169 GBP, $259 USD).

While checking out with her only purchase, the Duchess paused and admired a clutch bag, but decided not to buy it. Her visit to the shop lasted about 20 minutes.

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Kate Middleton Biography

Royally Pretty Girl A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
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Kate Middleton
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