Denise Richards said it’s been an easy Christmas for her as her girls have picked their presents this year. Speaking at Alice & Olivia’s toy drive in Hollywood, the US star said her two daughters – Sam, six, and Lola, five – made a list for her. She said to PEOPLE: “Have you heard of American Girl? That’s all they want. They actually went through the catalogue, and that’s all that’s on their lists.” Richards said they have gone with an artificial Christmas tree this year. She said: “I’m afraid that we’re going to start a fire with our lights! That’s the God’s honest truth. It’s too dry in California, and I don’t want to start a forest fire.”
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Kate Middleton turned down an invitation to pre-Christmas lunch with the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, according to reports.
It was the first formal festive invitation Prince William’s girlfriend has received but the couple decided against attending.
Kate and William, both 27, were worried the extra attention would put too much pressure on their romance.
A close friend told a UK newspaper: “Kate has enormous respect and admiration for the Queen and was very flattered to be asked. But, if she’d been there, it would have caused too much disruption for everyone else. The very last thing she wants to do is rock the boat so, between them, she and William said they would rather wait another year until something official is out there. It was not a snub to the Queen, who seemed to understand how the couple felt.”
A senior aide said: “Kate could have gone to the whole event or simply to the drinks reception beforehand, where they stand around the tree and give presents.”
The couple are widely tipped to marry in 2010.
Superstar couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have given a foster care organisation a fabulous Christmas present.
The Hollywood couple, who have three adopted children of their own, have donated just over $100,000 (£62,600) to the American SOS Children’s Villages.
The money will go towards the creation of alternative foster care programmes for children in Florida and Illinois.
Angelina said in a statement: “We have seen first-hand the remarkable job SOS does to raise orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together.”
Brad and Angelina adopted Maddox from Cambodia, Pax from Vietnam and Zahara from Ethiopia.
They have three biological children, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.