How the stars celebrated Thanksgiving: the week's best A-list Instagrams

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From messages of gratitude to battles in the kitchen, stars including Gwneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon give us a sneak peak into their Thanksgiving celebrations.

Meanwhile, Kate Moss shows her support for International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Come dive into all the A-list Instagram action right here.

  • Kate Hudson kicks off with a hike

    I am grateful for all the women in my life who support, love and hold me up when I need it the most. I could never do it alone  #MorningHike #LoveMyGirlfriends
    @sarafoster @jenmeyerjewelry 
    @julianamroberts @angigreene 
    @sophielopez @omissazra 
    @sweetbabyjamie @laurielynnstark 
    @jyorn @officialgoldiehawn 
    @ehud26 @jessboff @trustalexandra


  • Gwyneth Paltrow battles it out

    Battle of the stuffing begins... @sheryllowejewelry


  • Sofia Vergara goes crazy for turkey



  • Naomi Watts knows her limits

    Happy thanksgiving!! Thanks to this guy @littlegemnyc #calltheexperts 
    #knowyourlimits #thanksgiving


  • Mariah Carey gets fruity

    #hawaiianpunch for #thanksgiving


  • Gwen Stefani shares the love

    Happy thanksgiving we love u sooooooo grateful !!!! Gx


  • Emma Roberts sends mixed messages

    Happy Thanksgiving [photo]: @booboodaddy


  • Jenna and Channing Tatum have fun with the family

  • January Jones blends in

    Happy Thanksgiving from me in this tree! Also me AND this tree.


  • Bella Hadid thinks blondes do it better



  • Eva Longoria perfects the roast

    Happy Turkey Day everyone!


  • Salma Hayek gets the feast started

    Thank you for becoming part of my #instagram family. #happythankgiving, 
    Gracias por ser parte de mi familia de Instagram. #felizdiadeaccióndegracias


  • Kate Beckinsale provides the entertainment

    We are all so proud of Michael for having a penis shaped almost exactly like a dog



  • Reese Witherspoon's in hostess mode

    Fire up the ovens, y’all! It's turkey time!!!  Who else is cooking RIGHT now?! @DraperJames #HappyThanksgiving


  • Taylor Swift celebrates with her squad

    Thankful for piggy back rides @lilydonaldson


  • Caitlyn Jenner keeps family close

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family :)


  • Kate Moss supports the end of violence against women

    1 in every 5 women on American college campuses will be sexually assaulted. Tomorrow is the International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women, make like #KateMoss and wear your #WhiteRibbonbadge to #BeHerVoice. 
    Find out more about this year's campaign on #StellasWorld at



  • Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus a happy birthday

    Happiest birthday to my favorite little angel!


  • ... and surprises her with a rainbow ring

    Look at datttt Rainboooowwwwwwww rock! You always know how to make my "grubby little kid fingers" *SHINE*!!! (P.S. please take notice of that beautiful packaging!!!! )


  • Meghan Markle's feeling the pressure

    Oh, that time I roasted a pretty perfect Thanksgiving turkey! The question is, can I do it again? The pressure is on! #thanksgiving #letthebriningbegin 


  • Catherine Zeta-Jones takes revenge on the paparazzi

    Pissed the paparazzi photographed my ass, thus sharing the photographs my husband took of my ass. Always a better option for viewing


  • Jaime King shares a wedding day snap

    Forever beloved @kyle_newman - Happy 9 years of marriage my dearest one. May you always have the Light, Loving, and Angels surrounding you. Always.


  • Kylie Minogue champions marriage equality

    Amazing night at @aria_official for their 30th anniversary. Congrats to the beautiful and talented @troyesivan and lots of love and thanks to all who are supporting @sayidodownunder 
    @joshuasasse #equality #Repost 


  • Sarah Jessica Parker gets an important reminder

    Now we are ALL certain not to forget the cheese and yogurt tomorrow morning. 
    X, sj
    PS thank you Tabitha and Loretta


  • Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates togetherness

    Here is to reunions, togetherness, family, and love love love. Happy thanksgiving eve, everyone. Love, gp


  • Kylie Jenner throws it back

    us at thanksgiving dinner tomorrow like ..


  • Jennifer Lopez gives thanks

    Getting things ready for #Thanksgiving... So much to be grateful for!!! #alwaysbethankful


  • Lena Dunham lets out her inner Martha Stewart

    Getting ready for Thanks G with some wrapping paper scraps, old ribbon and the help of a 12 year old Gratitude elf and letters sketched by @clownache. We were pretty proud when we finished this, and tomorrow at @jennikonner's house everyone will be able to hang their own message of gratitude from the banner. Never been much for festive gestures, but if there were ever a year... Tomorrow, glitter on gourds! #marthastewartpleaseloveme 


  • Ellie Goulding's off to the ball

    Getting ready last night for the Animal Ball, in aid of some amazing causes. We wore these beautifully intricate elephant designs by the @muzungusisters supporting the @elephantfamily My dress was by the wonderful @dhelaworld


  • Taylor Swift gets her bossy boots on

    Went to see @todrick in Kinky Boots tonight and you just need to go see it. Not trying to be bossy. 
    But you need to.
    Congrats also to Haven Burton, Aaron C. Finley and the rest of that RIDICULOUSLY FLAWLESS CAST.



  • Jaime King keeps smiling

    Making #smiles go #viral We need it!  I'm with you @ashley_hinshaw 


  • Ellen DeGeneres shows off her badge of honour

    @BarackObama just awarded me the Medal of Freedom. I hope it serves as an ID. I have no idea how I'm getting home.


  • Lady Gaga's pup melts hearts

    He is so precious and the perfect addition to our three little piggies.


  • Salma Hayek stands up for a cause with Bianca Jagger

    With the legendary @biancajagger at the screening of Sonita that I was proud to co-host with my husband   #francoishenripinault and   @stellamccartney  last evening. You can help   #keringfoundation and  #whiteribboncampaign to  #behervoice  and  #endchildmarriage


  • Alexa Chung takes a ballet-inspired workout

    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, how would you know that I go to the gym?


  • The Osbourne ladies kick off festivities

    Me & Mumma decorating the [tree]


  • Drew Barrymore celebrates the ladies in her life

    #peopleilove hold onto those you love and climb a mountain together. The women in my life are doers. That can be anything from life, work and physical capability. Zest if you will. I follow my friends. And when I am most in need, I hold on tighter. But it is when they need me... I know I have done something right. To earn their trust. Love your fiends. Share kindness. Hold onto moments and most of all... MAKE MORE PLANS!!!!!!!!!


  • Emily Ratajkowski takes the wheel

    Makin pots


  • Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham spend a night with the family

    Special evening celebrating my sisters birthday x I love u all so much x @brooklynbeckham @libbyyadams   @jackie.adams_ @christianadams_79  vb


  • Reese Witherspoon styles it up with her pup

    Since yesterday I posted a photo of my dog and I matching, today I figured ... #FBF #Twinning 


  • Jaime King gets into the festive spirit

    #fbf to our first Christmas ornament. As we get ready to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary next week, I am eternally grateful for your loving @kyle_newman, to my mama @thatpotteryplaceomaha &   @tacoriofficial for your magical ability to listen & create a symbol of unending happiness.


  • Alexa Chung tackles the elements

    Feeling gorgey in this weather.


  • Lady Gaga welcomes a new addition

    I'm proud to announce we added a new member to the #JOANNE family I haven't named him yet but I call him both cowpig and moopig in the meantime!

    I chose him last moment because my best friend since I was 4 @booconnor Chef extraordinaire of @thepomeroynyc bought him, we didn't want them to be separated!


  • Olivia Wilde gets to work

    Tiny office mate.


  • Adele receives a sweet welcome home

    I just finished my 107 shows in 10 months. 100% live every night. I bloody smashed it, even if I do say so myself. You lot have been incredible, every night you've been so beautiful, loving and engaged.
    My band and my crew you made the whole thing turn. And my beautiful family made it easy for me to do.
    Big love x


  • Kate Hudson enjoys a mother-daughter mediation

    Starting Mama Goldie's bday weekend with a little @gurujagat meditation   @officialgoldiehawn #Kundalini #Healing   #LoveMyMama 


  • Ellie Goulding braves the cold

    Dry -90 with @mrs_pma


  • Diane Kruger takes a Sunday soak

    Sunday got me like #thecalmbeforethestorm #bestday


  • Rehearsals kick off for the American Music Awards

    Rehearsal vibes..
    Tune in TONIGHT as @jaypharoah and I host the @AMAs .. 8|7c on @abcnetwork #AMAs


  • The hosts gets ready for action

    We hosting , you ready Gi(Jay z voice)? @gigihadid Get ready for the @AMAs tomorrow at 8/7c on ABC. #AMAs AMAS #gigihadid #abc


  • Taylor Swift sends her support from afar

    This BABE is about to host AMAs with the amazing Jay Pharoah.
    @gigihadid @jaypharoah


  • Ariana Grande gets a surprise visit from her grandmother

    omg.......... this queen just walked right in ten minutes after my last post to surprise me. my heart. I love you.


  • Heidi Klum tucks into a pre-show treat

    Super Dickmann makes for a delicious way to kick off @amas 
    @wolkmorais @maryammalakpour 


  • Karlie Kloss arrives in style

    coming 4 ya #AMAs


  • Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez have a moment

    So dope I got to hang with with the biggest rockstar of the night. (Ya,know besides Sting and Green Day) ...the girl with the biggest prize of all a BIG Heart that she shares with the world.


  • Nicki Minaj and Arianna Grande hang backstage

    We been here ALL NIGHT!!!!! #AMA's 


  • Alicia Keys goes make-up free for her X-Factor appearance

    Love these vibes! Can’t wait to perform on @TheXFactor tonight! #AliciaIsHERE


  • Gwyneth Paltrow isn't convinced

    @anhcotran and I a bit confused by @georgieeisdell makeup approach this morning... #airbnbopen #dtla #gspotting


  • Alexa Chung grabs a bite

    We all scream for pastrami sandwiches. I'm a confused human. RG The Doctor @waseem


  • Lupita Nyong'o suits up

    #fbf that #pantsuit life


  • Lena Dunham gets sentimental

    I carry a lotta shit in my purse- crystals, medication, books, eyebrow pencil, more crystals. But this is the best talisman I've found. I hope your weekends are full of love and nourishment, and that you use every tactic you've found to slow your breath and the world around you. See you Monday, warrior angels



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Nicola Rachel Colyer

Nicola Colyer is a freelance writer and ex-corporate girl. A francophile and relapsing sugar-free graduate, she'll often be found seeking out the best places for brunch or struggling to choose between a green juice and a G&T.