Weekend Roundup: Are Neil Lane Engagement Rings Cursed? Kate Upton to Cover Vogue? And More!

Weekend Roundup: Are Neil Lane Engagement Rings Cursed? Kate Upton to Cover Vogue? And More!

Are Neil Lane engagement rings cursed?
Among the doomed celebrity couples who've gotten engaged with the luxury jeweler's diamond rings: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, The Bachelor's Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe, Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson, Britney Spears and Jason Trawick, and even Madonna and Guy Ritchie. [Daily Mail]

Kate Middleton got her heel stuck in a street grate. See, Princesses are totally just like us! [Radar Online]

Here's a handy (and wallet-friendly!) list of the best budget beauty brands... in the UK. Of the six brands named by The Guardian, here are the four that are available Stateside: Rimmel, Topshop, Avon, and Bourjois—which the writer says is "made secretly by a very swanky luxe brand." [Guardian]

Unrelated to anything, I sat in a cubicle in front of this man for nearly half a decade and, frankly, am not at all surprised it's come to this. [NY Mag]

Gwyneth Paltrow speaks out about her devastating and life-threatening miscarriage—and her desire for another baby. "Regardless of what happens in our marriage, I chose the best father," Paltrow said. "[Chris] is so good to the children and to know that you had kids with such a good man is a real weight off you." Aw. [Daily Mail]

Kobe Bryant is the number-one most-popular celebrity in Chinese social media. Kim Kardashian is number 14, Beyonce is number 20, and David Letterman (?) is number 25. [Mashable]

The Observer UK's Yvonne Roberts writes a particularly scathing review of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new bestseller, Lean In—which has been heralded as a modern feminist manifesto for the working woman. Roberts writes:
Sandberg, in contrast, is interested in telling women to pull themselves together or they'll never join the alpha males' club and the 1% – except as arm candy. It's a message some may want to hear, but it's conservative and neoliberal and doesn't even pass as feminist. "Lean in" is a clunky, self-conscious phrase. It puts you off balance, not least because by the time you reach the lengthy acknowledgments at the end of the book and discover that Sheryl has a "writing partner", Nell Scovell, it has already become plain that Sandberg is not a woman who understands what it means to stand shoulder to shoulder with her sisters or even to share a byline.
So, there it is. Discuss. [The Observer]

At last night's GLAAD Awards, Madonna gave the Boy Scouts of America a piece of her mind for not allowing gay boys to join their ranks. [YouTube]
Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger is one of our favorite women on reality TV—I've learned a lot from watching her show... although putting knowledge to practice, well, that's a whole other talk show—and we're so happy to hear she's engaged to her longtime beau David Krause! Congratulations Patti! [Radar Online]

Victoria Beckham went to a school play. [Mirror UK]

Model Liberty Ross opens up about how she felt after she found out her husband had been cheating on her with Twilight actress Kristen Stewart. "I was not in a good way at that point in my life," Ross said, "and felt incredibly vulnerable." [Net-a-Porter]

If you've been fascinated watching how the Jodi Arias case has unfolded in the courtroom in recent weeks, you may or may not be excited to hear that the whole ordeal is being turned into a Lifetime movie. As these things are wont to do. [EW]
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