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Kelly Preston & Her Tahiti Tot

Posted: August 8, 2012 by Jenny Schafer

Exclusive - Kelly Preston & Son Spend Time With Robert DeNiro & Family In Tahiti

Actress Kelly Preston was photographed with her 1 1/2-year-old son Benjamin and family friends, Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower, in Tahiti on Tuesday (August 8). The group were aboard Australian businessman James Packer’s yacht in the idyllic French Polynesia.

No sign of papa John Travolta and their 12-year-old daughter Ella Bleu.

Kelly and John lost their 16-year-old son Jett after he suffered a seizure during a family vacation in the Bahamas.

“Having another child after this experience — we had to think about it, especially this late in life,” Kelly said of welcoming Benjamin at the age of 48, after Jett’s death. “I always wanted to have more kids. I feel like I would even have another child, but it might be pushing it.”

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Kobe Bryant: Enjoying Olympics as a Family

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Vanessa and Kobe Bryant, with daughters Natalia and Gianna

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The Bryant family is getting into the Olympic spirit!

Kobe, wife Vanessa and daughters Natalia and Gianna cheered on Michael Phelps in the final swimming race of the London Olympics on Saturday.

“My girls and I have definitely been very blessed to be able to see history in the making,” Vanessa, 30, tells PEOPLE.

Kobe, 33, Vanessa, Natalia, 9, and Gianna, 6, were all dressed in their Olympic best, wearing Team USA gear as they cheered on the swimmers.

“Apart from Kobe’s games, we’ve watched Michael Phelps swim four times and were able to see him win a gold medal three times. We watched Roger Federer win his game [against] Juan Martin del Potro, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt win the 100M race and Gabby Douglas on the uneven bars,” she says.

Vanessa hopes to catch more events as the Olympic Games press on.

“I really wanted my family to watch Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings in what would hopefully be their gold medal beach volleyball match but it conflicts with Kobe’s quarter-final game. Hopefully we will be able to see their semi-final match,” she says. “I love taking my girls to support female athletes.”

But London has been about more than just attending Olympic events.

The girls have squeezed some fun into their packed schedules while dad Kobe prepares to compete for the gold.

“[We’ve] been enjoying the Olympics in London but my girls have also enjoyed exploring the Toy Kingdom and eating ice cream at Harrods in between events. Hopefully this trip will be topped off with a gold medal for USA Basketball!” she says.

It was a pleasant scene for a family that’s gone through tough times lately, as Vanessa filed for divorce last December after 10 years of marriage.

The couple agreed on terms for a divorce, but it was never finalized, and they were spotted kissing on Valentine’s Day.

Despite reports that Vanessa was furious over Kobe being photographed recently talking to two women in a nightclub, a source close to her says she was just upset that the basketball player allowed himself to be in a situation that could create unnecessary drama.

“They’ve been trying to work on their relationship,” says the source, adding that Vanessa has never said Kobe cheated on her with multiple women. “They are truly best friends and she would be there to support him whether they were married or not.”

Reporting by JULIE JORDAN

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Vicki Kennedy and Family in Dispute: Political Clan is Barred From Historic Hyannis Port Lawn

Vicki Kennedy and Family in Dispute: Political Clan is Barred From Historic Hyannis Port Lawn

Posted by Adam

Monday August 6, 2012

VICKI Kennedy, Sen. Ted Kennedy‘s widow, is embroiled in an increasingly tense dispute with her stepsons, Edward Jr. and Patrick Kennedy.

According to reports, Edward and Patrick are convinced their stepmother is mishandling the creation of the $71 million Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate.

The duo believe she is depending too much on a small group of the Senator’s friends and supporters that doesn’t include anyone of national stature, and are upset about cost overruns on projects

“The children feel totally left out,” the friend said. “Vicki totally controls the board.”

Another bone of contention is the Institute’s control over the Kennedy family’s Hyannis Port compound. The Institute took possession of the original mansion and the sprawling lawn — famous for Kennedy family touch football games — and is now charging a rental fee for its use.  That even applies to other family members who own property within the compound.

That rule wasn’t even broken when a request came through the Robert Kennedy family to allow Taylor Swift to stay in the main house when she was there over the July 4th holiday.

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Natalie Portman Gets Married!

Natalie Portman Gets Married!

Posted by Adam

Sunday August 5, 2012

NATALIE Portman is a married lady!

The actress and fiance Benjamin Millepied tied the knot in a Jewish ceremony at a private home near Big Sur in California at 8pm last night.

The simple ceremony was held under a chuppah in front of just 60 guests, Us Weekly reports.

Natalie, 31, and Benjamin met on the set of Black Swan and welcomed their first child, son Aleph, into the world 13 months ago.

It was previously revealed that the couple would marry in Big Sur as the place is special to the actress.

“Natalie and Ben will marry in Big Sur. It’s one of Natalie’s favourite places — whenever she needs a break from LA she goes there,” a source said.

“This wedding is for their closest friends and family. It will be a very relaxed affair. They’re not sending out invites. Natalie may not even buy a new dress!”

Portman recently revealed she’s looking forward to kicking back and doing nothing!

“The next dream I have in terms of very short-term future is staying in bed, not having to do my makeup or hair and keeping my sweats on, relaxing,” she said.

“For my child, to be happy and healthy is what every parent could only wish for.”

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