Big break up news today. Not exactly the birthday gift she was hoping for …Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson the night before her 29th birthday. It seems that the happy couple has not been happy for awhile. The two have very busy schedules; Tony busy with quarterbacking for the Dallas Cowboys and Jessica working on her new reality show, “The Price of Beauty”. Jessica still loves Tony and is brokenhearted but it just wasn’t meant to be. Jessica sent out a tweet to her fans to let them know she is doing ok and still hopeful about finding love again. She says, “Everyone needs to know that hope floats…grab the strings and pull it back to you.”
In addition to break up news there was also big baby news to share. Molly Ringwald, 41, delivered twins on Friday morning in Los Angeles. A girl named Adele Georgiana and a boy Roman Stylianos. The babies have a big sister Mathilda, 5 ½ waiting at home and ready to help. Ringwald is also playing a mom on TV these days. She is the mother on the ABC Family show, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”. Its weird Molly still looks like she should be the one playing the teenager and not the mom. Another 41 year old actress who gave birth recently was Mira Sorvino. She gave birth to a baby boy on June 22 also in Los Angeles after a difficult and life threatening pregnancy. Mira spent 9 weeks in the hospital on complete bed rest. She had several complications caused by the pregnancy including placenta previa and she developed a blood clot because she was so inactive while on the complete bed rest. This was not only difficult on her, but Mira and husband Christopher Backus have a 4 year old daughter Mattea and a 3 year old son Johnny, who as you can imagine had never been without their mother for so long. Luckily even after a difficult birth, mother and baby are home and doing fine. New baby boy is named Holden.
Yesterday I shared with you that the new TV show “Parenthood” had been delayed due to undisclosed medical issues for one of its stars, Maura Tierney. Today it was announced that a tumor has been discovered in one of her breasts and she will need to have surgery. Maura says, “I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performed. My doctors have all assured me this is a very treatable condition. I’m very optimistic as to the outcome and want to thank everyone who has sent positive thoughts and support. I look forward to getting back to work soon.” Good luck Maura, we are some of those well wishers.
Here is some hosting news to share. First off, Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards on September 20th. The “How I Met Your Mother Star” says, “I was thrilled to get the call about the Primetime Emmy’s”. My, little “Doogie Howser” has come a long way. Our second host of the hour is Mr. Ryan Seacrest who is going to be the highest paid reality TV host. Seacrest has just made a 3 year deal for “American Idol” which is going to earn him $45 million. That does not even include what he gets for his “E! News” anchor job or his reality TV producer earnings. Not bad for the 34 year old bachelor.
For your musical enjoyment the latest band to pay tribute to Michael Jackson during their concert is Coldplay. They did a rock inspired “Billie Jean”.
I warn you I am on a bit of a tirade this morning after this story I just read. And for the record maybe it is just too much coffee but I must tell you about this. Not exactly celebrity gossip but I promise if you hear me out I will get to that. For the record, after reading this latest story I may never get a good night’s sleep again. This story definitely needs to be filed under the topic…what were they thinking?? Ok basically here is the gist; it seems that Burmese python pet owners who have become overwhelmed with their pet snakes are apparently letting them loose in the Florida Everglades. A whole team has been put together called the “Python Patrol” to catch these things that are not only threatening the eco system and eating all the animals in site, but seem to be making their way into the Florida Keys. Oh that is so not ok!!! Where do I even begin, these snakes (and let me tell you I cannot even look at the pictures) can grow to over 20 feet long and weigh over 200 pounds and can live up to 30 years. They have been known to eat a 5 foot long alligator whole and even a bobcat. They can travel up to almost 2 miles a day and already 8 have been found in the Florida Keys. So this group has been put together to learn how to capture them and respond quickly if people find them. They hope to find them and stop them from breeding which could really turn into a big problem. At this point there are already an estimated 30 THOUSAND of these pythons living in the Everglades National Park. So people if you have one or know anyone who has one of these as a pet, tell them if you do not want it call for help do not let it go free, seriously not a good solution. People do not want to find one of these in their backyard or worse in their house. I shudder at the thought! Plus that can’t be all that good for tourism in the Keys now can it?
I feel much better, thank you. Ok now onto some good stuff. First off Stevie Nicks, who is touring again with Fleetwood Mac, is in the news. She is 60 and looks fabulous! She has a lot to be happy about these days in addition to touring again with the band for the first time in 5 years. She has lost weight, thanks to her Power Plate workouts and has just released a new CD and DVD called “The Soundstage Sessions” and “Live in Chicago” DVD. I had never heard of this workout but apparently in a short amount of time a few times a week, it can help you lose weight. It is a vibration platform that helps you with balance and contracting a releasing your muscles way more than a regular workout because you are trying to stay on the platform without being shaken right off. It is said that Madonna has used the system for years as well, as part of her workout routine. And there is some baby news to report today. Michelle Obama sat down with Oprah to clear up any speciation about a baby bump that people said she was sporting. The First Lady says she is not pregnant and that she and Barack have no plans to have more kids. The poor thing was probably just enjoying all that White House cooking and everyone thinks she is pregnant. Alyson Hannigan, from “How I Met Your Mother”, welcomed a baby girl, Satyana Denisof on March 24th which also happens to be Hannigans birthday. Pete Wentz, from Fall Out Boy, is laughing off rumors that him and wife, Ashlee Simpson are having marriage problems. He says they are happy and taking care of their baby, Bronx. The couple hasn’t seen much of each other lately but that is just part of the job. The couple will actually celebrate their 1 year wedding anniversary on May 17th.