The Us Weekly Cover

Attached please find the cover story from the new issue of Us Weekly, which looks at Pippa Middleton’s shocking ride in Paris. After partying at a raucous, raunchy bash in Paris until 5 a.m., Middleton took a spin with three pals in a convertible on Saturday when photographers snapped the foursome -- and, in a bizarre turn of events, the driver of the car took out what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol and aimed it at the photographer. Sitting in the passenger seat, Middleton laughed. Nobody's laughing now. As revealed in the new Us Weekly, Middleton will be questioned by French authorities about the gun-waving incident and faces nearly $6000 in fines and even jail time if convicted.

The royal in-laws are not pleased. "This is embarrassing for them," a royal source says. Including big sister Duchess Kate. Her sibling's surprising photo "has put Kate in a very difficult position," the source adds. The mystery man pointing the gun in question, meanwhile, has finally been identified: He's Romain Rabillard, a 36-year-old French attorney, who ironically represents German firearms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. The single Rabillard parties with a crowd of chic Parisians, including wealthy clothing designer Viscount Arthur de Soultrait -- Middleton's pal, whose wild 30th birthday bash she attended Friday evening.

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt

Also featured in the new issue is the inside story on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s decision to make their kids’ marriage wish for Mom and Dad come true. On a recent spring day, Brad Pitt gathered the children — Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 3 — to watch as he gave Angelina Jolie, 36, a special gift: an engagement ring they’d had a hand in designing just for her. Pitt skipped the tradition of getting down on one knee, per a source, and merely presented the ring as a token of his unwavering love. “Angelina cried and smiled,” says the confidant of the actress. “And everyone hugged once she put it on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids.” The engagement fulfills one of Pitt’s long-held dreams — and the confidant gives all credit to the pair’s oldest child for making it happen. “Maddox wanted them to have a wedding,” says the source. “He was the most vocal in pushing for it.” His insistence ultimately gave Pitt, 48, the leverage he needed. “Brad pleaded and said that everything else in the kids’ lives is not normal,” says the confidant. “He added that they travel constantly, they are always in different houses and different schools. They needed to give the kids one thing in their life that is normal, and they are asking for this. He said they should do it for them.”

After Jolie’s two failed marriages, admits a source, “I don’t think she figured that she would be getting married again.” Now, Jolie just sees the exchange of vows as “formalizing the agreement they already have,” says the confidant. “It’s no big deal to her.” As for Jennifer Aniston’s reaction to the engagement news, Pitt’s former wife knows everyone is wondering how she’s taking it. “She hates it being brought up because she really doesn’t care,” says a pal of Aniston, 43. “She feels Angelina can have him. She just wants to move on.”

Also included below are this week’s Hot Stuff items which include the scoop on Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds moving in together, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel looking at wedding venues in Italy, Charlize Theron’s second date with Alexander Skarsgård, and Tom Cruise winning over the cast and crew of Oblivion with smoothies and cappuccino.


Ryan Reynolds

BLAKE AND RYAN: Moving in Together!

Lively and Reynolds want an “out of the city” sanctuary

Serena is heading to the suburbs! An insider tells Hot Stuff that Gossip Girl star Blake Lively and boyfriend of six months Ryan Reynolds want to live together and “have been looking around different areas of Connecticut” for a house. The couple had domesticity on the brain April 12, when they strolled through the upscale town of New Canaan (located an hour away from NYC). “They checked out a lot of home decor stores,” says an onlooker of the pair, who peeked inside china boutique the Whitney Shop and jewelry store Pennyweights. Adds a second insider, “They love getting out of the city and appreciate a slower pace.” And though Lively, 24 — who ended her five-month dalliance with Leonardo DiCaprio, 37, in September — and the Safe House actor, 35, haven’t signed on the dotted line, they are already well practiced at playing house. Reynolds put the L.A.-area home he shared with ex-wife Scarlett Johansson, 27, on the market in February and now spends much of his time at Lively’s pad in NYC. “Ryan is practically living with her already,” says one insider. “When he’s at her apartment, it feels like home.”

JT AND JESSICA: Wedding in Italy?

That’s amore! With their big day set for this summer, Jessica Biel, 30, and Justin Timberlake, 31, just spent five days in Italy — and toured at least one wedding venue. On April 10, the two hit Rome, where they shared dinner at Dal Bolognese and “held hands across the table,” a witness tells Hot Stuff. After the meal, the pair strolled back to their hotel and “stopped along the way for a cuddle,” says a local. Next, it was off to Naples, then a private boat tour along the island of Capri. Last stop? Bernalda, where they checked out wedding venue Palazzo Margherita (Sofia Coppola got hitched there last year). Local mayor Leonardo Chiruzzi tells Us, “We haven’t had a request for a wedding, but we’d happily help them out!”

Charlize Theron

Charlize’s Sexy Second Date

Has Charlize Theron found her Prince Charming? The Snow White and the Huntsman actress, 36, who adopted son Jackson in March, went on a second date with True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård, 35, on April 6 at West Hollywood’s Soho House. Though the duo — who hung out March 3 at the area’s Gym Sportsbar — were with a group, “she rested her head on his shoulder and they looked very couple-y,” says an onlooker. Explains a Theron source, “It isn’t serious. And no, he has not met the baby!”

Tom Cruise

Smoothie Operator

Cheers to Tom Cruise! A source tells Hot Stuff that the actor, 49, won over the cast and crew on the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, set of his 2013 sci-fi flick Oblivion when he had a self-serve smoothie and cappuccino bar installed. “There’s a big sign that reads COURTESY OF MR. TOM CRUISE,” says a source on the production. “The free drinks have made him the most popular person!”

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