After piquing the interest of the public at Prince William and Princess Catherine’s April nups, “Pippa Fever” is showing no signs of calming down. Now even TV Queens Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, and the trousersnake himself, Justin Timberlake, are all vying for the attention of royal in-law Pippa Middleton.
“Justin was totally blown away by Pippa in that bridesmaid gown and has been trawling the internet looking for pictures of her ever since,” we hear. “He has a soft spot for British women and loves the accent, so he’s planning on going to The Box or Mahiki when he’s in London in the hope that she will be there.”
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National Enquirer Gossip Guy Mike Walker tell us that both O and Babs are also fighting to get their manicured claws into Pippa first. In fact, Babs has been eager to get Ms. Middleton, who works as an event planner in her native Britain, on board at The View since 2007.
“Years ago, when Kate broke up with Prince William briefly, Barbara tried to hire her as a View co-host — but now she thinks Pippa’s so sassy, young, and gorgeous, she’d be a fantastic fit,” a Walters Camp insider divulged to Walker. “Ratings would be amazing!”
But Oprah, who has already gifted disgraced royal Sarah Ferguson with her own show on The Oprah Winfrey Network, is courting “Her Royal Hotness” with an offer that could be tough to refuse.
“She wants Pippa to host her own show for her OWN Network. O knows it would be a great ratings coup because Pippa’s a star on fire — and Americans are so obsessed with the royals.”
For now, the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is staying in shape while she weighs her options. The royal bridesmaid, 27, participated in a team relay run in the GE Blenheim Triathlon in Oxfordshire, England, on Saturday. Pippa finished the 5K run with a time of 25:30.