Three Surprising Hollywood Break Ups

Surprising break up news today. First up Nick Lachey, 35 and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo have ended their 3 year relationship. I have to say I was surprised by this break up, they always seemed so happy together. Where does the love go, which I am sure is what Rachel Hunter is asking herself right about now. Her fiancée, Canadian hockey star, Jarett Stoll called off their engagement and Rachel was completely surprised. The wedding was just 7 weeks away and was expected to be quite a big event with superstars like Sharon Stone and Michelle Pfeiffer expected to attend. Not only did he call off the wedding he even let the guests know the news by sending them an email. A friend of Rachel’s says “She is absolutely devastated. Everything was in place for their wedding – she had the venue, the designer dress, the guest list. She has absolutely no idea why Jarret has done this. It sounds like it could be a classic case of cold feet. He is a fair bit younger than her.” Maybe that is the case, he is 27 and Rachel is 39. Rachel was previously married to Rod Stewart for 9 years. One more surprising break up this week is power couple Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford who have also filed for divorce. The two have been married for almost 17 years and have 3 children, 6, 9 and 11 years old. They just seemed like one of those unpretentious solid Hollywood couples that you really thought would last.

New reality TV shows coming your way. Audrina Partridge’s new show has been picked up by MTV, which makes the most sense since her new show picks up her life after “The Hills.” Mark Burnett will produce the show along with Audrina herself. Who better to talk about “The Price of Beauty” then Jessica Simpson after her personal run in with body bullying? Her new show will air on VH-1 and Jessica will be travelling around the world talking to women about how far they have gone, and will go, in the name of beauty. Jessica says, “I have always believed that beauty comes from within and confidence will always make a woman beautiful, but I know how much pressure some women put on themselves to look perfect. I am really looking forward to discovering how beauty is perceived in different cultures and participating in some of the crazy things people do to feel beautiful. I know we will learn a lot on this journey”.  Just curious…anybody out there planning on actually tuning in to either of these new shows?

Britney Spears is changing things up a bit on the second part of her U.S tour. She is adding new opening acts to her Circus tour. Joining Britney on tour are Grammy winner Ciara and the daughter of James DeBarge (remember him from the 80’s?) Kristinia DeBarge. Ciara has already spent some time on Brit’s tour and opened for her while she was in London, and Krisitinia is very excited for t his opportunity.

Have you seen the pictures of Courtney Love lately? She totally looks anorexic and more like an old lady than a 44 year old rock star. Courtney has never looked like the picture of health, especially as she has battled her drug addiction over the years, but this is really a frightening look on her. This picture is of her from this past Monday. Eat something Courtney!!!            

Hollywood Weekend Weddings

Wedding bells were ringing again for 2 couples this weekend. Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag from “The Hills” said their” I do’s” this weekend in front of 200 family and friends in California on Saturday afternoon. That is quite a change from the private ceremony they had together when they eloped to Mexico 5 months ago.  In attendance were Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner, Audrina Partridge and Kristin Cavallari to name a few. Now you might be thinking that Lauren Conrad said she would never be at their wedding and here she was. IT seems that everyone was a bit shocked. And then there was Brody Jenner and his ex Kristin Cavallari while Brody was there with his new girlfriend.awkward! The wedding was filmed so you will be able to see it for yourself on MTV sometime in the future. Should be interesting to see it all unfold. The other couple to celebrate with family and friends this weekend was Salma Hayek and her hubby Francois – Henri Pinault. The two got married Valentine’s Day at city hall but this time did it Hollywood style. They were married at the famous Venice Teatro La  Fenice Opera and were joined by many of their famous friends including, Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ed Norton and Ashley Judd. Bono from U2 was there and even did a little singing for the bride and groom. They had 150 guests join them for the event and the party lasted until after 3:00 a.m.

Can Beyonce get any hotter these days? IN addition to touring, her new movie “Obsessed” came out this weekend and topped the charts as the #1 movie pushing aside Zac Efrons movie, “17 Again”. The movie is great and also stars Idris Elba and Ali Larter. It is all about a successful corporate man with the beautiful wife and who meets the beautiful temp who turns into crazy stalker girl. Sounds familiar but the 3 of them are great and Beyonce shines as always.  John Mayer and his love life are in the news again. This time he is setting the record straight and telling the paparazzi that he is not with anyone right now. Well good to know John thanks for sharing. In other news a Golden Girl passed away this weekend at the age of 86. Bea Arthur, known for her hit roles in sitcoms like “The Golden Girls” and “Maude” died in her home this weekend. She had been battling cancer. Her two co stars from “The Golden Girls” and the only 2 left, Betty White, who is 87 and Rue McClanahan who is 75, appeared on “The Today Show” to remember their dear friend.
The premiere of the new movie “X – Men Origins: Wolverine”, staring Hugh Jackman, was due to premiere in Mexico City this Wednesday. However it has been cancelled due to the swine flu outbreak there. Currently over 100 people have died and the government has asked its residents to stay home and they have shut down schools. Many movie theatres have also been shut down so of course canceling the premiere was the only option. Pretty scary.
Ending with a little love news…how cute is this? The two lovebirds from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” are a real couple. Dev Patel is 19 and Freida Pinto is 24, and Patel’s mom says the couple is happy as can be.