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Will, Kate return a gift

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have taken it upon themselves to do a little re-gifting, starting with a Land Rover they received as a wedding present earlier this year, according to the Associated Press. The royal couple has donated the vehicle to Mountain Rescue England and Wales. “The vehicle will be greatly appreciated,” a spokesman for Glossop Mountain Rescue Team, the regional team that ended up with the new ride, said in a statement. “Our present vehicle only has a shelf life of about six months, and we were embarking on a major fundraising exercise to raise more than £45,000 to replace it.”

Eddie Murphy to host Oscars

The  rumor has been confirmed: Eddie Murphy will, indeed, host the 84th annual Academy Awards. “I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others,” the actor said in a statement. It won’t be his first time at the ceremony. In 2006, Murphy was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his acclaimed role in “Dreamgirls,” although the Oscar went to Alan Arkin of “Little Miss Sunshine.”

Adele keeps it real

Adele, who has had to cancel several tour dates this year due to illness, apparently doesn’t do so well on the road even when she’s feeling healthy. “I puke quite a lot before going onstage,” she tells British Vogue, admitting that there is a bright side to it. “The bigger the freak-out, the more I enjoy the show.” But no one should mistake the singer’s nerves and anxiety for issues about her weight, of which she says she has none. “I’ve seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down,” she previously said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I don’t want that in my life. I have insecurities, of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”

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