American TV reality stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian celebrated the U.K. launch of their clothing line — the Kardashian Kollection — with a VIP party in London.
Kim, Kourtney and sister Khloe — who didn’t attend the Thursday evening event because she’s busy co-hosting the U.S. version of “The X Factor” — have teamed up with the British clothing store Dorothy Perkins, which will stock the line.
At the launch, Kim Kardashian expressed hopes of one day opening their own store in London, saying “we would love to.”
Kourtney added, We’ve been talking about it.”
The Kardashian Kollection will be available immediately in more than 200 Dorothy Perkins stores in the United Kingdom.
It also will be sold internationally to 11 other countries in the Middle East and Asia.
Ray donates food, cash to help pets hit by Sandy
Rachael Ray is donating $500,000 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help pets and families struggling to rebound from Superstorm Sandy.
The Emmy-winning chef said Friday that her pet-food brand, Nutrish, also is shipping 4 tons of wet and dry dog food for Sandy animals, and her Yum-o! organization is donating $100,000 to City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City.
“When you make your living in food, you have to give back in the same way,” the host of “Rachael Ray,” the syndicated CBS Television show, said.
The ASPCA as of Friday had rescued more than 250 animals and treated or provided supplies to nearly 6,000 in New York City and Long Island. It will use the money to lease a building that can be used as a central shelter for Sandy animals and to continue searching for lost pets, provide mobile veterinary services and hand out supplies.
The donation is the largest single gift made by Rachael’s Rescue, whose nearly $4 million in donations to date are funded by the sale of Nutrish products.
“I hope this becomes a center of very happy endings,” Miss Ray said.
‘Dancing’ co-host Burke facing thyroid cancer
“Dancing With the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke has revealed she has thyroid cancer.
Miss Burke posted a video message Thursday on YouTube disclosing her condition and her plans for surgery to remove her thyroid.
The 41-year-old mother of four says a lump on her thyroid was found during a biopsy.
She says in the video that the surgery has been scheduled, but she doesn’t specify when. She says it will leave “a nice big scar right here,” tracing a line across her throat.
Although Miss Burke said she initially was shocked by the diagnosis, she said she now feels strong and confident and her doctors are optimistic. She vows to make “a positive out of this negative thing.”
Found in the front of the neck, the thyroid secretes several hormones that influence metabolism, growth and development.
Taylor Swift to perform on ‘X Factor’ results show
Taylor Swift already has the X factor, but she’ll stop by the Fox reality series of the same name this week anyway.
In a low-key announcement, news of Miss Swift’s appearance first appeared on Fox’s press site hours after Thursday’s broadcast alongside photos of the contestants. The small blurb revealed that Miss Swift would hit the stage on Thursday for the first televised performance of “State of Grace,” off her new album, “Red.”
News of Miss Swift’s results-show appearance comes after “X Factor U.K.” alums and global pop sensation One Direction hit the L.A. stage last week to perform “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things.” Later that night, finalist Jason Brock was sent home and the ranking for the remaining 12 contestants was announced in a first-of-its-kind reveal.
Leading up to the October release of “Red,” Miss Swift, a six-time Grammy winner, also hit the stage in England, performing the album’s lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” on “The X Factor U.K.”
‘Ghost Town Gold’ to air on Discovery
Discovery is going on a modern-day treasure hunt.
The network has picked up six episodes of the Wild West treasure-hunter series “Ghost Town Gold.”.
The six-part series will follow modern-day explorers Brit Eaton and Scott Glaves as they search for priceless treasures from the Old West that they can sell for a profit.
Described as part history buffs, part pickers, the duo will visit old ghost towns, abandoned mining camps and industrial graveyards as they search for treasures from another era. The pair have more than 25 years of experience collecting and selling Western memorabilia, with a collection that includes priceless whiskey bottles, old revolvers and one-of-a-kind branding irons.
“Ghost Town Gold” will premiere at 10 p.m. Thursday, with an encore airing of the series starting at 10 p.m. Jan. 1 on Destination America.
‘Modern Family’ teen’s mom denies allegations of abuse
The mother of “Modern Family” actress Ariel Winter denies allegations that she physically and emotionally abused her 14-year-old daughter.
Chrisoula Workman has filed court documents objecting to the actress being placed in a guardianship, The Associated Press reports that Ariel has been living with her older sister since early October, when a judge temporarily stripped Ms. Workman of custody after allegations she had been physically and emotionally abusive to the actress.
Ms. Workman’s filing states she would be willing to undergo joint counseling if it helped her regain custody.
Ariel has been an actress since age 7 and plays Alex Dunphy on the hit ABC series.
Attorney Michael Kretzmer represents Ariel’s sister and said it’s unfortunate the case has become public but that the court had a basis for granting the temporary guardianship.
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