This is a very gossipy story and I feel bad even talking about it because I really like this actress but here is the scoop. Star Magazine is reporting that former Charlie’s Angel, Kate Jackson, maybe be suffering from an old drug habit again. In a very odd story the Star has witnesses reporting that they went into to professionally clean Kate’s $2 million home which was totally trashed on the inside and out. Neighbors have complained about all the clutter in the backyard and it took a cleaning crew two days to haul out and clean up all the garbage. Some of the cleaners didn’t even want to return for the second day. They complained of the smell since there was so much trash around, and old moldy food and even rat droppings. In addition to the wreck that the house was in the cleaners said that Jackson was no better. They said she was talking extremely fast, stuttering and even repeating things over. Someone even called her a “crazy recluse” The famous actress is now 60 and that just seems like a bizarre and sad story.
Does Jennifer Aniston have another new man in her life? The rumors are swirling that she has moved onto to her next co-star, Gerard Butler. The two are currently filming their new movie together called, “The Bounty”. Witnesses say that the two have been lunching together in their adjoining trailers, practicing their kissing scenes even after they have stopped being filmed, and that the two are hanging out together even after they are done shooting for the day. It seems that Butler has been interested in dating Aniston since he met her back in 2008 at the Toronto Film Festival but she has kept her distance. Now that they are working together and making all this buzz together we will just have to wait and see.
A publicity stunt or real? Paula Abdul’s manager is threatening that Paula may not be back to “American Idol” this season if she doesn’t get a new deal. Even though Paula is getting $2 ½ million a year to be on Idol, she is probably a bit miffed upon learning that Ryan Seacrest is now getting $15 million a year. Her manager is saying that if Paula doesn’t get a new deal she may go off on her own and start her own reality competition show. Hey I love Paula and I can see where she might be bugged by the Ryan Seacrest million dollar deal but wow these stars can sure be greedy. I have to say the show just wouldn’t be the same without Paula, I don’t see them letting her go.
The media continues to talk about the surprise break up of Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson and have now started talking about the timing of newly single Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson getting back together. Lachey has officially come out and said that is not going to happen. He wishes is ex wife happiness and all the best but that is all that is between them and nothing more. So all you die hard romantics (and I admit I am one of them) Nick and Jessica will not be getting back together. Right now Nick is getting ready for his new album to drop sometime in October. The album is called “Coming Up For Air” and you can look for the first single to come out sometime next month.
Madonna after losing two crew members after that terrible stage collapse spent some time with the family of one of the deceased, 53 year old Charles Criscenzo. Madonna brought along her two youngest children David and Mercy. Tonight’s show in Marseilles has been cancelled and a criminal investigation is ongoing to check out the cause of the collapse. Madonna will go directly to her next show in Barcelona which is scheduled for July 21.
The big news this morning seems to be that ‘Sex and the City “actress, Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend of 5 years, Christine Marinoni, got engaged. Nixon has 2 children, Samantha 12 and Charles 6 from a previous relationship with photographer, Danny Mozes. The 2 actually announced their engagement during a gay rights rally that they were attending in New York City. The 2 hope to be able to eventually legalize their marriage in New York and say they will wait for legislation to pass the gay marriage act. A vote is actually set to happen soon, but at this point still needs more support from congress.
Two couples are dispelling rumors of an alleged relationship. First is Natalie Portman is saying that her and Sean Penn are not dating but are just friends and colleagues only. “Star Magazine” has claimed that the two were “making out” and the “New York Post” said that the two are been seen “cavorting”. Penn and his wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn are currently separated. I guess we will just have to wait and see. The other couple denying couple rumors are Bradley Cooper, who stars with Heather Graham in the new movie “The Hangover” and Jennifer Aniston. Cooper says they have met several times but that is all. He does joke that his mom heard the rumors as well and would actually be very happy if they were indeed true. Cooper was married to Jennifer Esposito for 4 months back in 2007. And speaking of dispelling rumors…it looks like LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were spotted together again this weekend at the Lakes games at the Staples Centre in Los Angles. There were also rumors about these two who are both married to others but it seemed like things had calmed down. Now however it looks like they have resurfaced. Rimes was wearing her wedding ring in the pictures that were taken and Cibrian has said that he wants to focus on his marriage and family. Again we will just have to wait and see what happens.
IT is just 2 days away…the “American Idol” season finale…who will be the winner, Adam Lambert or Kris Allen? There is a star studded group of performers to entertain us while we wait for the final songs during the 2 night finale. Keith Urban, Carlos Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Lionel Ritchie, Queen Latifah and Cyndi Lauper are all scheduled to perform along with Idol alums, David Cook and Carrie Underwood. It should be an exciting two nights. And that is about it in the world of gossip for today
Happy news for Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick – the couple is expecting twin girls this summer via a surrogate. The “Sex and the City” star has a 6 year old son James and the entire family is very excited! After hearing some gossip last year about Matthew cheating with a 21 year old I am very happy to hear some good news about one of my favorite actresses. Sarah Jessica is 44 and Matthew is 47 and it is said that the surrogate is a 26 year old divorcee. Other good news about a couple that has been dealing with bad news and bad publicity about an alleged affair are Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scailfa. The 2 however seem very happy and Patti joined her husband on stage Monday night during an event honoring Tom Hanks. The Boss called up his wife and then in front of everyone gave her a big kiss. Everyone cheered. Not only were people happy to see the couple together but that Patti was doing just fine after having fallen off her horse earlier in the month.
Teenage love, why can’t we just not stop talking about the break up between 19 year old Taylor Swift and her ex Joe Jonas, 19 of the Jonas Brothers? Well we all know singers like to release their sorrow and pain through their songs (just ask Pink and Alanis Morrisette) and it seems that Swift is no different and her song “Forever and Always” is about the break up between her and Joe. Joe is not mad to hear about the break up in a song and in fact he says “it’s flattering” and “it’s always nice to hear their side of the story. More bad news for Jon Gosselin from the TLC reality show “Jon and Kate Plus 8”. The rumors are swirling again about Jon and his cheating ways and this time it seems that he was caught and photographed with another woman coming out of a bar together at 2 in the morning. Witnesses also say they overheard him call her “babe” on more than one occasion. Jon is still denying any form of cheating and sent an email to US Magazine claiming that the woman is just a friend of his. He writes “Yes, I have female friends – but that‘s all she is. I’m not going to end my friendships just because I am on TV.” Where was Kate during all this? She was actually out promoting her new book called “Eight Little Faces” and was in Washington during the night in question. The show has been renewed for a 5th season which should be interesting since in the finale the couple did admit they were going through a bit of a “rough patch”. But hey who doesn’t, especially with all those kids and your life being filmed all the time for a TV show? They are a good family and those kids need their daddy. I hope they can get through the rough patch and work it out.
And last but not least….fact or fiction? Star Magazine is reporting that Jennifer Aniston has started the adoption process in California and is planning on adopting a little boy. The Star says she is even getting help from her friend Sheryl Crow who also went through the adoption process 2 years ago. I think we have heard this story 100 times already but I hope for Anniston it is true. She is 40 and not dating anyone so the time is now if she wants children in her life. I am sure if this is true or not we will be hearing more about it.
Have you seen this week’s People Magazine cover of hot sexy Valerie Bertinelli? Valerie is about to turn 49 and in a bikini, and the woman could pass for 25, I am not kidding. Eddie Van Halen, her former husband, I bet is eating his heart out. She looks just fabulous. I have always been a fan since her early days on the TV sitcom “One Day at a Time”. Valerie lost over 40 pounds in 9 months on Jenny Craig and she is also their spokesperson. She is excited because she says this is the first time she has worn a bikini since she was 20 years old. Well she looks awesome and I can think of no better birthday present then gracing the cover of the magazine looking like she looks.
So have you heard the rumored reason for the most recent John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston breakup? It seems that John has been more focused on his Twittering then his girlfriend. Sources close to Aniston state that basically Mayer was just not committed enough to the relationship with Jen, and he just kind of stopped calling her back. You can imagine how upset Jen was to find out that he didn’t have time to call her, yet he would spend hours twittering on his page. And she of course could tell how much time he was spending online just by checking out his page, which he was sometimes updating every few minutes. Is that crazy or what. Seems like a silly situation but who knows. So that is that. Alright Jen, better luck next time. I hope the next guy is “the one”. It’s your turn for love, marriage and some babies.
It also seems that the rumors about Madonna adopting a new baby are true. It seems that baby David may be getting a new little sister from the same orphanage that he came from. Right now there is still some legality to get through and the Malawian courts still need to go through the paperwork and some additional adoption proceedings this coming Monday. The child that Madonna is hoping to adopt is a 14 month old baby girl, whose name is Mercy James. Madonna is planning on traveling to South Africa this weekend to be in court on Monday. She is also bringing David who may even get time to spend with his biological father, Yohane Banda.
There has been yet another DWTS injury this week. Holly Madison is the latest dancer on the injury list. At one point Holly thought she may have broken a rib but doctors have ruled that out. She wants to of course continue with the show and plans on resting this weekend if she can, so she can be back to perform on Monday nights show. I have to say I did not expect to see Denise Richards go home so soon. It is going so quickly.
So what do you think John Mayer thought of his girlfriend’s recent interview when she said, “no relationship lasts forever. I don’t have a perfect relationship, and I don’t think it exists.” Is she just being honest and real or is she trying telling us something? Aniston and Mayer have been dating for a year and the recently turned 40, Jen says, “that this is the best moment of my life. I have never felt better physically or professionally. I am a very lucky woman.” All of this talk of love and relationships comes from Jen’s interview with Britain’s “Daily Mail”. I for one am happy for her and although she says she loves kids and would like to have a family, sometimes things just don’t always work out the way you plan and you just have to go with the flow. That does sound like a healthy attitude.
In yet more DWTS news it was a great first night and the judges actually gushed over newbie Melissa Rycroft and her performance with partner Tony Dovolani. They couple earned on of the highest scores of the night and Bruno (one of the judges) even went so far as to call her “a revelation”. Pretty impressive with just 3 days to rehearse. From heartbreak to overnight celebrity, you have got to love Hollywood. You just never know what will happen when one door is slammed closed what another door will bring. Good for you Melissa. The news however was not as good for other newcomer, Holly Madison, who says, “she definitely messed up”, but said she had fun. The top score of the night went to “Sex and the City” hottie, Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke, for their cha cha, that received a score of 24. The highest score for the waltz went to 17 year old gymnast, Shawn Johnson and her partner Mark Ballas, for their score of 23. She is the youngest competitor so far and I would say she is off to a pretty great start. Although I can’t say it is a big surprise, a not so stellar performance went to Apple co – founder Steve Wozniak (who broke up with comedian girlfriend Kathy Griffin about a year ago) ended up with a 13 for his cha cha with Karina Smirnoff. She must have drawn the short straw for this season huh?
And finally a divorce settlement for Anne Heche and her ex who finally ended their 2 year battle and they have reached a settlement. The two will split custody of their 7 year old son Homer and Heche will pay out a lump sum of $515,000 to her ex – Coley Laffoon. The two will split over $700,000 in stocks and other assets. Heche is just glad it is all over and she “is looking forward to getting on with her life and career”.
Well by now you have probably heard about all the big winners from last night. “Slumdog Millionaire” swept the evening with 8 wins, including Best Picture and Best Director. Then there was Penelope Cruz who won Best Actress and Sean Penn won best actor. One of the most touching moments of the night was when Heath Ledger won for Best Supporting Actor and his award was accepted by his family on behalf of his daughter, Matilda. Oh did the speech and watching the family up there, not just make you want to bawl your eyes out? Best Supporting Actress went to the very lovely, Kate Winslet. Now with that all being said and done let’s talk about the fun stuff at the very stuffy and oh so long event that took place at the Kodak theatre in Los Angeles.
First off, it is no wonder that Hugh Jackman was voted sexiest man alive by People Magazine! I thought he did a great job, but honestly he could have stood there for 4 hours and not said anything and I would feel the same way. His opening number, which was his version of a downsized number due to cut backs and the economy, was hysterical. I must say I never knew what a great singer Hugh was and that Anne Hathaway could belt it like she did?
Beyonce stole the show with her number with Hugh Jackman. The woman is an amazing performer and the musical performance they did together was great. Beyonce is just captivating and when you watch her you just can’t take your eyes off her. I have to say though, that the funniest part of the evening, was the spoof of the Joaquin Phoenix debacle on David Letterman that Ben Stiller and Natalie Portman portrayed as they presented the nominees for cinematography. What is it about Joaquin Phoenix that I just can’t get enough of? And for all those waiting to see what happened when Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston crossed paths for the first time, you will be happy to know the world did not come to an end. Jennifer Aniston presented Best Animated Film with funny man Jack Black, right in front of Brad and Angelina. IT’s seems that everyone was all smiles throughout the evening. Angie and Brad smiled while Jen was onstage and in turn Jennifer clapped when Angelina was introduced for Best Actress and Brad for Best actor. The two couples were also seated just 12 seats away from each other during the show. IT was nice to have a drama free event. All in all, although a bit on the LONG side the show was a success.
Ok, I know I promised no Rihanna Chris Brown talk this week but I can’t keep silent any longer. There has been a very unfortunate situation this week with the Los Angeles police department and the case. Someone leaked the official police photo of Rihanna taken right after the attack. Because of the nature of the photo the police had no plans to not release the photo but someone got a hold of it and did release it. Poor Rihanna cannot get a break from all this. The photo is pretty heart wrenching to look at and shows the beating that Rihanna endured. She has big bruises on the side of her forehead, blood around the sides of her mouth and darkened areas around her eyes. She looks like she is in a lot of pain. Chris Brown’s court date is set for March 5th
Ok now onto happier news. Donald Trump is a Grandpa again but don’t let him hear you call him that. Donald Trump Jr. has a new son and you will never guess his name….yup, Donald Trump the 3rd.
And how about a little Jolie- Pitt news. Papa Pitt took the boys to Las Vegas this week, while Angie hung out with the girls in New York. It must be nice to be one of their kids. Daddy and the boys spent some time at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as well as the boys got to go to the MGM Mansion to see the lions. The boys also took some time to check out a show and got to see the 200 show of the Cirque du Soleil KA show. Glad everyone took some time to relax before the big Oscar’s event this Sunday. Both Brad and Angie have been nominated for awards this year. Brad is nominated for Best Actor for his film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and Angie is nominated for Best Actress for her work in the “Changeling”. There is also speculation that this could be the first time that Angie and Jennifer Aniston actually come face to face. It is hard to believe it hasn’t happened before but both women are planning to attend this year. Jennifer says she is ready for it and it was bound to happen. She will be there with boyfriend Jon Mayer at her side. She insists there will be no cat fight but you have to admit it won’t be easy especially in front of so many people. You have come a long way Jen; don’t let Angie bother you in the least.
And lastly John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have started a foundation in honor of their son Jett who died unexpectedly earlier this year. The Jett Travolta Foundation will be there to “assist and provide relief to children with vision, hearing, mobility, communication, behavioral learning impairments or other special medical, environmental, health or educational needs.” I am sure a lot of children will benefit and we can only hope during this difficult time that can bring the family some comfort.
Imagine, Prince’s surprise when he read in the paper that he was hosting an Oscar party this year and he was the last to know about it. It’s true, while Prince was in the middle of rehearsing with his band, he read the story in the paper that claimed he was “throwing the Oscar bash of the century”. The funny thing is, that it sounded so good in writing he actually decided to do it. Ironically, he even had someone call to RSVP to his non- party. How embarrassing huh? Luckily Prince has practice throwing Oscar parties since he had a big bash last year and was able to put it all together quite quickly. The good news for us about this party is that for the first time it will actually be televised on Princes new website, LotusFlow3r.com. Prince will also perform at his party. Some of last year’s big names to attend were, Stevie Wonder, John Legend an P. Diddy.
There is a lot of competition for the Oscar Party guests. Typically there are 4 major events on that night including Elton John’s annual party that benefits the AIDS Foundation, as well as the annual Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair Party. There is also a new party in town that is hosted by Madonna, Demi Moore and Guy Oseary, Madonna’s manager. This will be their second year throwing their party. Hollywood is also scaling back this year with the overall theme being “throw a party, have fun, but don’t do too much.” Hollywood is trying to be sensitive to the economic crisis as it is also experiencing its share of cutbacks and layoffs as well. Don’t fret though, there will be plenty of parties and entertainment for the stars this year including many other pre -Oscar parties going on Friday and Saturday night. I am sure Hollywood’s scaling back is way different from mine and your definitions of scaling back.
Two other bits of Oscar news. It is being reported that if Heath Ledger wins an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, his daughter Matilda will receive it when she turns 18. Until then it will be held in trust by her mother Michelle Williams. And if you have been sitting on the edge of your seat wondering if John Mayer would be attending the big event with his on and off again girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, you can be rest assured he will be there. He is very excited and it will be his first time attending the event.