Prince Harry was back on CBS This Morning, talking about his royal tour and charity work again in his cute British accent. Yesterday, Harry admitted that while he has a privileged life, being a prince is anything but a fairy tale, as any girl who has dated him can tell you. This morning, he got frank about how he has learned to play to the crowds and the people he meets. He says, "You got to give something back. You can't just sit there." Harry says he's fully aware of the shots photographers want. As for Kate Middleton, he says his sister-in-law is not giving him fashion tips quite yet. Those blue suede shoes he wore in Jamaica were all him.
After contestant Courtney was spotted a couple weeks ago trying on wedding dresses, the outcome of The Bachelor seemed like a poorly kept secret. In fact, last night we found out that Ben and his final pick Courtney weren't even pretending to hide his decision. Ben admitted that after tabloid rumors that he was cheating on Courtney surfaced, they thought it would send a clear message that they're together if she went out to try on dresses. But last night, the pair was anything but clear about their relationship status. The actual finale was pretty much a letdown, as it seemed like Ben was going through the motions with Lindzi, and his eventual proposal to Courtney was pretty low-key and not very emotional. We were hoping for some drama or at least sparks on the aftershow, but Ben and Courtney just sent mixed messages. Ben cried, Courtney tried to cry, and they assured us that they are together, after admitting that they had previously broken up and weren't all that confident it would work out. Ben put the engagement ring back on Courtney's finger, but we're not so sure how long that will last. See a clip from last night's After the Final Rose now.
You know what's hotter than pictures of Prince Harry playing sports, mixing with the locals, and smiling wide with a bunch of kids on his royal tour? Hearing Harry reflect on his charity work and life as prince with his adorable British accent. Today on CBS This Morning, Harry readily admitted that he has a favorable life and is humbled by the receptions he receives around the world. But, he says, royal life is not exactly what you'd expect from the fairy tales, as any girl who has dated him will tell you. Harry hopes that the woman he ends up with will be prepared for the challenges. He explains, "I'm 27 years old, and not so much searching for someone to fulfill the role but obviously [hoping to find] someone who would be willing to take it on." Watch Harry's interview now.
Planned Parenthood has faced recent attempts by politicians and pro-life groups to decrease its funding from various sources. But in addition to vocal supporters coming to its defense, Planned Parenthood has a well-spoken and passionate president, Cecile Richards. She went on The Daily Show last night to defend the organization's women's health and family planning mission, and outline the political opposition it faces. She explained, "We work with folks of all different political persuasions," as well as religious groups. Cecile continued, "If you really do believe we should do something in this country about unintended pregnancy and teen pregnancy, that's mainly our work, those are issues about which 90 percent of Americans agree, including folks from every religious persuasion." She pointed out that Planned Parenthood's mission is to reduce unintended pregnancy, which would also mean fewer abortions. Watch her make her case below.
If Ellen DeGeneres was a contestant on The Bachelor, things would get a whole lot funnier. The talk-show host digitally imported herself into the drama-filled Women Tell All special that aired last Monday. In her best sparkly blazer, Ellen took the hot seat from model Courtney across from host Chris Harrison. As the women questioned her motives, Ellen quipped: "I was not here for Ben. I mean let's face it. I was here for the girls." Watch the hilarious clip above.
In this election year we've seen and are going to continue to see a lot of political signs in support of politicians on all sides of the spectrum. But there's one sign you're going to see plastered on walls, staked in the ground, and posted on Facebook this year that's calling people to recognize not a Republican or Democrat, but a rebel group leader in Uganda: Kony2012, a campaign to make one of the most horrendous war criminals in world history, Joseph Kony, famous enough to get him arrested by the end of 2012.
The powerful video above explains the almost 10-year plight of the Invisible Children organization, which began as just three college guys making a documentary on the child soldiers of Uganda. The movie became a movement, and while the organization has made incredible strides over the years, this is the year they really give it their all to stop Joseph Kony, leader of the rebel group LRA, from abducting, killing, and raping the children in Uganda and other areas of Africa.
Invisible Children is targeting 20 culture makers and 12 policy makers to make Joseph Kony a household name so that the world will know who he is and what he's done, and it's already catching fire. Celebrities like Sean Combs, Kristen Bell, Sophia Bush, Rihanna, and Zooey Deschanel have been tweeting their support. Check out the video above to see what the hype is all about.
Find out more about Kony2012 and how you can get involved here.
If you've seen ads or the trailer for HBO's Game Change, you might have done a double take. Julianne Moore has transformed herself into a version of Sarah Palin that is even more believable than Tina Fey's. Last night on The Daily Show, Julianne, an outspoken Democrat, talked about whether she worried the film about the 2008 election would be seen as elite Hollywood liberals taking cheap shots for fun. She said, "We were very, very careful to be as balanced as possible in our portrayal." Watch Julianne give her take on Game Change and made for TV politicians like Sarah Palin with Jon Stewart now.
For Fall 2012, designer Clare Waight Keller showed a sporty, effortless collection filled with chunky knits, longer hemlines, and lovely, wearable outerwear. The silhouettes were streamlined and unfussy and often executed in a dreamy pastel palette. To see the entire collection — and pick your favorite coat — watch the full runway now, then read our editors' review here.
Last night at Cosmo's Fun and Fearless Awards at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, we caught up with Rose Byrne, who told us how she chose her Vivienne Westwood Oscars dress, how her bangs have influenced her style, and why she loves Kate Moss. Watch our video to see the lovely Aussie — this time in Chanel! — tell all.
With the help of Wall-E director Andrew Stanton, Disney is bringing a new out-of-this-world hero to the big screen in John Carter. We sat down with the cast and director of the movie, which is based on the classic sci fi book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Willem Dafoe plays a creature on Mars who helps Civil War vet John Carter when he finds himself on Mars, and we got Willem to speak some Martian for us. Dominic West, who plays the villain, opened up about his days in the circus, and director Andrew Stanton told us why he wanted Taylor Kitsch for the title role. Watch our interview with the talented trio now, and don't miss our chat with Taylor Kitsch or Lynn Collins, who plays the Princess of Mars. You can catch John Carter in theaters March 9.