Thanksgiving 2013: How Celebrities Are Celebrating
What are the stars doing for Thanksgiving? Kristin Cavallari is hosting her family, Blake Shelton is smoking turkeys, and Gavin Rossdale's mother-in-law (a.k.a. mama Stefani!) is coming to town. Find out how celebs are celebrating the holiday and what they're thankful for this year in the roundup!
The former Hills star, who is expecting her second child with husband Jay Cutler, plans to make playing Just Dance a "new tradition" in her family. "We're actually hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year -- which is a little nerve-wracking but also exciting -- but I want to get everybody up and playing the video game after dinner to get everyone moving, having a good time and just have fun -- burn some calories too!" What's on the menu? "I am on turkey duty, stuffing and mashed potatoes," she explained, "and I'm making everybody else bring something."
"I'm going to fly in late on Wednesday, real late. I have a smokehouse at the house. Not a smoker, but a smokehouse," The Voice mentor and Oklahoma resident explained. "So I'm actually going to build a fire, and I don't care if it's two in the morning, I'm going to build a fire in the firebox, get it going, I'm going to stay awake until it turns into coals. I'm going to put a couple of turkeys in the smoker, and then I'm going to go to bed. And wake up probably who knows . . . at noon or something, in time enough to get them out, and I insist on smoking a couple of turkeys on Thanksgiving because it's old school. That's how I want to do it." Shelton added of his wife Miranda Lambert: "She's in charge of the side dishes and whatever the plan is, I just want to be able to cook some turkeys."
"Eating. I want to get fat," Jennifer Lopez's dancer-choreographer boyfriend of two years said. "I can't cook like turkeys and stuff, but I can cook like side dishes. Mexican is more my forte of cooking, so not really Thanksgiving," Smart explained, but added that Lopez can "cook everything. She's for real."
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said it's "always the routine" to get together with his extended family. "Every year we always have a lot of parents with my wife's [Leah] side and my side," he explained. "We have a lot of people to please and then one day hopefully we will have everybody over at our place when we have a family of our own."
The Voice host said he and his mother will be cooking turkeys for their family. "She has got a back up going because I'm smoking a turkey," he explained on Nov. 26. "She's going to roast one. I picked it up today. It was $76. It's an organic, Diestel farms, one of those ones which I felt pressure to buy. You know, got to eat the right stuff. I'm excited about it." Daly confessed that he hasn't smoked a turkey before, but he wasn't worried -- and he can always order pizza if disastor strikes! "There's Dominos," he joked. "It's only my family, what are they going to do, disown me?"
The Dancing With the Stars Season 17 winner said her Mirrorball trophy will be featured on her table. "It's going to be the centerpiece at Thanksgiving!" the Glee actress said with a laugh. "No turkey!"
"I'm thankful for definitely my family, my mom because I know they're going to be there no matter what," the teen phenom singer said. "And I'm thankful for Texas because I like Texas, and Water Burger -- that's my favorite place." As for his favorite holiday recipes? "The usual stuff like turkey, ham, lots of ice cream, pie . . . all that good stuff."
"I'm thankful for my family," said the Fall Out Boy rocker, who shares son Bronx, 5, with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson. "I think we're just going to do -- like my sister's about to give birth -- so I think we're just going to go visit Chicago and hang out and do that kind of thing. It's nice to go somewhere where it seasonally changes a bit because we're in L.A. so often."
"I'm actually singing the National Anthem at a football game and it's going to be televised too -- it's kind of a big deal," the singer shared. "I'm excited for that."
Since Hanukkah begins on the same day as Thanksgiving this year, the Twilight actress said she and her husband Paul McDonald are "going to the Dominican Republic and we'll celebrate Hanukkah there with my dad. Not bad!"
"We'll be spending Thanksgiving with a lot of family, so it should be fun," the actress, married to director Ryan Piers Williams, said. As for cooking, the Ugly Betty alum shared, "I get in on the act. I do what I can. I don't get very close to the turkey . . . That's not my specialty. I let other people do the Turkey."
"Gwen's mom is coming up, but I'm too busy making my record," the Bush rocker said of his wife Gwen Stefani, who is pregnant with their third child. "We will be in West Hollywood."
"We're doing Thanksgiving and cooking and making a turkey," the Victoria's Secret model said of celebrating the holiday with husband Caleb Followill and daughter Dixie, 17 months. "We're very excited."
"I'm going to New York for Thanksgiving and hopefully we'll be on our way to some awesome destination maybe for New Years," the Pitch Perfect actor said of his plans with girlfriend Anna Camp.