I am going to try and find something other than the impending divorce of Jon and Kate Gosselin to write about today. You would think they were Brad and Angelina the way they are talked about. They are just EVERYWHERE these days and it is just such a sad story. The 2 big points that are being discussed are the fact that on the filing papers Kate checked that the two have been living apart for 2 years (which kind of makes you feel like a bit of a chump if you have been watching the show and believing that they were a typical happy family over the last several seasons) and the fact that the show is going to be on hiatus until August. The network says it wants to give the family some time to adjust to the situation as well as TLC just doesn’t have new footage to put on the air. With all the turmoil going on recently the crew was shooting and making changes sometimes up until the day of the show. So far only 6 of the 40 episodes ordered for this season have been taped and have already aired. Kate says the “show must go on” and based on her new status, I am sure she hopes the show will go on. Maybe come August it will “Kate Plus 8” or “Single Mom Single Handedly Raising 8”. The big show last night had a record number of viewers – 10.6 million which broke their last biggest record from the season premiere of 9.8 million viewers. Apparently we cannot get enough of this couple and all the drama. Well, so much for my attempt at not writing about them today….apparently I just can’t get enough of them either.
Cher is finally ready to make a new movie! Cher has committed to the new musical “Burlesque”, which will also star Christina Aguilera. Cher, 63, has not been in a movie for over 10 years. This movie will also mark the first time that she has ever sung in a movie. Cher will play the owner of a burlesque club and Christina will play the small town girl who ends up working there. They should make quite a pairing those two.
Happy news for Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick, they are the proud parents of newborn twin girls who were born on Monday by surrogate. The good news is although the girls were born early they are doing just fine. The bad news is that the girls were given old fashion family names from the Parker side- Marion Elwell and Tabitha Hodge. Big brother James Wilkie doesn’t know how good he has got it in the name department. Congrats though to the happy couple!! And happy to just be “cool aunts” are Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi who have decided against having any children of their own. They say “It’s a huge responsibility, and I don’t know that that’s something we want to take on. We’re very happily married without children.” More power to them, enjoy each other because you are right being a mom, even if there are two of you, is hard work.
“Tonight Show” sidekick Ed McMahon has passed away at the age of 86. Although nothing official has been released on his cause of death, friends close to the star say he has been sick with a multitude of illness for awhile, including bone cancer. McMahon sat next to Johnny Carson for 30 years, plus he hosted his own talent show, “Star Search”. He was also well known for his Publishers Clearing House commercials. I remember I used to wait for him to show up at my door with balloons and my check for $1 million. In recent years he found himself back in the news with his own financial troubles. He was definitely an icon and will be missed.