Star Scoop: Heidi Klum Brings Halloween to December, 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, Mario Lopez Ties the Knot

By  December 03, 2012

Little more than a month after its cancellation due to Hurricane Sandy, Heidi Klum‘s annual Halloween party was back on for a haunted holiday. The Project Runway host held her costume extravaganza at NYC’s Finale nightclub this past Saturday, with Jay Manuel, New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire, and entrepreneur Russell Simmons in tow. This year’s celebration was to benefit the American Red Cross in its Sandy relief efforts. [E! Online]

What do blues legend Buddy Guy, ballerina Natalia Makarova, and talk show host David Letterman have in common with Dustin Hoffman, and Led Zeppelin? All are recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors award for their contribution to American arts and culture. The event took place this weekend, with President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama in attendance to salute the entertainers. The 35th annual ceremony will air on December 26 at 9:00 PM on CBS. [The Washington Post]

Mario Lopez‘s gorgeous dimples may have been dug a little deeper. Khloe Kardashian‘s X-Factor co-host wed longtime girlfriend Courtney Mazza this weekend in Mexico on December 1. The couple share a two-year-old daughter, Gia, who graced their wedding aisle as the flower girl. [Us Magazine]

Want in on a secret surrounding the epic Lord of the Rings and upcoming The Hobbit trilogies? Ian McKellen, who plays the larger-than-life Gandalf, never shot any scenes with Elijah Wood due to his towering height. Ah, the joys of movie magic! [Today]

In case you missed it, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is pregnant — for real this time. [GlamBuzz]