Kate Upton Dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy?
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Kate Upton turned 21 on Monday, June 10 -- and the buxom blonde may have celebrated her milestone birthday with a new man. The two-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl is rumored to be dating Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, multiple insiders tell Us Weekly exclusively. "It's very new," a source says of the stars' alleged romance. "They were set up through friends. They just started dating."
When contacted by Us, Chmerkovskiy's rep declined to comment on his personal life. A source close to Upton, meanwhile, said that the two are not dating and that they have known each other for a long time and are just good friends. Her rep had no comment.
Whatever their status, the pair certainly looked like a couple when they dined a deux at Scalinatella in New York City's Upper East Side neighborhood. "They were very canoodly," an eyewitness tells Us, noting that the birthday girl and her purported beau arrived late and were holding hands at the table. "It was a very intimate meal."
Upton -- a 5-foot-10 model famous for her blue eyes and sexy curves -- is currently shooting The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. It's her first starring role in a feature film after making cameos in 2011's Tower Heist and 2012's The Three Stooges.
MAN OF STEEL: Early Reviews Are Strong But Not Super
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Faster than a speeding bullet, here are more than 25 of the first reviews of Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" -- the new Superman reboot featuring Henry Cavill as the Last Son of Krypton and Amy Adams as intrepid Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane. So far, the critical reaction is strong -- but not super.
On one end of the spectrum, many reviews call the film more powerful than a locomotive -- Erik Davis ofMovies.com, for example, says it's the best Superman movie to date, a sentiment echoed by several of his colleagues. On the other end of the spectrum, some critics say the movie never quite leaps over the hurdles (much less a tall building) of recycling Superman's origin story yet again, and it doesn't successfully mesh its character drama with a constant stream of action scenes. "It's not bad," says Joshua Starnes of Coming Soon. "But it could be better." That was another popular comment; people thought this movie was just okay, but felt it laid a good foundation for a better "Man of Steel 2" or a "Justice League" movie.
OPRAH: Gives $12 Million to New
Oprah Winfrey is giving away a few millions for a good cause.
She's pledged $12 million to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington's National Mall. It will be the 19th of the Smithsonian museums. Its 350-seat theater will be named after Winfrey, who's also a member of its advisory council and has been very involved in its creation. Her contribution is the largest to date.
Oprah says, "I am deeply appreciative of those who paved the path for me and all who follow in their footsteps. By investing in this museum, I want to help ensure that we both honor and preserve our culture and history, so that the stories of who we are will live on for generations to come."
Construction of the museum began in early 2012 and is set to be complete in 2015. It will cover African-American history from slavery to the post-Civil War period, the civil rights era, the Harlem Renaissance and the 21st century.