I have to tell you there is not all that much going on in the world of gossip today. Since Jan and Kate Gosselin have sworn off talking to the media everything has come to a standstill. Just kidding. Ok, here are some odd and ends baby and wedding news. First off Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum got married in Nashville last week and then spent the weekend in the Bahamas. He twittered out the happy news! “90210” alum, Jason Priestley and his wife welcomed their second child, a baby boy. They also have a 2 year old little girl at home, named Ava. Tom Cavanagh and his wife are expecting their 3rd child in the next week or two. They are going to have their hands full; they have a 3 ½ year old and a 2 year old already at home. Somebody is not pregnant and that is “That’s So Raven” star Raven Symone. The 23 year old actress/singer had the internet swirling with rumors that she was not only pregnant but that she had recently given birth. Her rep. told “People” magazine that it was all just rumors. Cutie Ryan Reynolds who is currently starring in “The Proposal” says that one day he would like to adopt. He is married to Scarlett Johansson, and has a brother who was adopted. He says, “I have every intention of adopting at some time. I’m very grateful for having my brother in my life. I couldn’t be more pro – adoption. There are plenty of kids in the world that need it.” Not only is he cute but so sweet!
In other celebrity news Rachel Ray had surgery on her vocal cords to have a cyst removed. She is at home and resting comfortably. She will just need to give her voice a rest for about a week. That will probably be the hardest part for her don’t you think? Bad news for Howard Stern’s sidekick Artie Lang. He was charged with a DUI this afternoon after he drove into another car. There were 2 teenage boys in the car that Artie hit, but thankfully no one was hurt and both cars only had some minimal damage. I have to say I was a bit surprised to read this next bit of news. Lauren Conrad from “The Hills” has had her novel “L.A. Candy” on the New York Best Seller list for 2 weeks. Although the book is a novel, the main character, Jane Roberts, is loosely based on Conrad herself. The book hit shelves June 16 and is doing great. You can expect at least 2 more books from the star since that was the original deal she made.
Lady Gaga seems to have a spending problem. She says she has been bankrupt about 4 times. She says she has some “extravagant spending habits and that her manger wants to shoot her.” She is hoping that the answer to her financial problems will end when she goes on tour in the U. S. with Kanye West.
This next story has nothing to do with celebrity gossip but it is too juicy not to share. And when I say juicy I really mean ridiculous. So here is the story. A Polish woman is suing an Egyptian hotel on the basis that she says her daughter got impregnated from swimming in the hotel’s pool. She says that while on vacation her daughter was not with anyone of the opposite sex so the only way this possibly could have happened was from random sperm swimming in the pool and getting into her daughter and getting her pregnant. Yes you heard (well read) me right. She honestly thinks that is how her 13 year old daughter got pregnant. Now trust me, I am sure that is what she wants to believe. No parent wasn’t to think their 13 year old girl is having sex but really….impregnated from the pool??? Hopefully this lawsuit will be thrown out quickly but just that she can even sue over such an accusation is unbeleiveable.
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.
Here is a weekend update and let’s start with some happy baby news. First it is official supermodel Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, are expecting their first baby together. Tom has a son with Bridget Moynahan also. The couple is very excited and the baby is due in the early part of next year. Rachel Griffiths, from the ABC show “Brothers and Sisters” just had baby #3, a girl. The new baby joins big brother Banjo, 5 years old, and sister Adelaide 3. She has her hands full that is for sure. Parenthood suits Matthew McConaughy and girlfriend Camila Alves, the two are expecting their second child. Levi is 11 months and will soon be a big brother; the couple is looking forward to this next baby. In other happy couple news it seems that David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are making progress on their relationship. The couple separated last fall due to David’s sex addiction struggles. He entered rehab for his problem and the couple is “still in love”, says a friend of Duchonvy. “They very much care for each other and whatever happens they are working it out for the kids.” The couple has 2 kids, Madeline 10 and Kyd,7.
A huge bonus for fans of the Jonas Brothers this weekend. During their first concert stop which was in Arlington Texas this week, Miley Cyrus showed up to sing a duet with her boyfriend, Nick Jonas. The two have recently gotten back together and here she sang “Through the Storm” with him. How cute is that? The couple is just 16 years old and after the song Miley gave a little peck on the cheek to Nick. Another couple in love will soon be saying “I Do”. Farrah Fawcett has finally agreed to wed long time boyfriend Ryan O’Neal. The two have been together since 1980 and getting married kind of just became a joke between them. It will be a bittersweet “I Do” since Farrah is currently fighting for her life against cancer. Sadly Farrah is back in the hospital and has been there for several weeks. Farrah is 62 and O’Neal is 68.
It is sad news for Jon and Kate Gosselin plus their brood of 8, the couple has filed for divorce. After 10 years of marriage the couple has decided to split up. Kate says although she is not happy about the situation she does not feel that the TV show led to the split, that is probably would have happened “had the world been watching or not.” The two also shared that they would continue on with the show and just like they have been doing, they would just tape their interviews separately. Well now that Kate is going to be a single mother, how can she walk away from the show and all that money she is going to need to support herself and her 8 children. It’s a shame, but that is reality.
Perez Hilton’s has offended yet another celebrity and has caused quite a ruckus. This time the dispute is between Will.l.Am of the Black Eyed Peas. It seems that Perez is not a fan of his and was being very rude according to Will.l.Am. He even asked Perez at an after party this weekend after the Much Music Awards, “Hey can you do me a favor, Perez?…Can you not be so blatantly rude to our group on your website? That’s just wrong – you don’t have to be disrespectful” According to Will.l.Am Perez said “I don’t respect you. “ Wow, that was pretty rude. Will.l.Am then says Perez called him a “f**got” He says that then “the fans get all crazy and start on Perez Hilton. I’m just sitting there minding my own business waiting for a car.” Now that is not all, Will.l.Am has made his own video in response to the whole issue giving his side of the story but not only that, Perez does that same thing. This is what he has to say. He say that the Black Eyed Peas manager, Polo Molina punched him and gave him a black eye as well as punching him a few more times. Perez was twittering the whole things and said he was bleeding and asked his fans to call the police to the scene. So this is where we are at the moment. Polo Molina did turn himself into police and Hilton does admit to calling Will.l.Am a f**got “saying it was the worst thing he could think of to call the singer at the time. He also called the singer “a f***ing coward” and that “he would have had more respect if he would have punched him in the face himself.” Come on people grow up and play nice – seriously are you 12???
It was a close call for “Twilight” heartthrob, Robert Pattison, who had a run in with a New York taxi while fleeing a mob of fans. Pattison has been in New York filming his latest movie “Remember Me” and since his arrival the fans have been going nuts following him everywhere. Luckily the 23 year old was not injured and walked away on his own. It seems that no matter where Pattison goes these days he is attracting a crowd and has even hired his own security guards in addition to the ones the production company has provided for him. His new movie “Remember Me” is a love story starring Emilie de Ravin from “Lost” and 007, Pierce Bronson.
Cher is finally speaking out on Chastity’s sex change. Cher says that although it has been difficult over the years coming to terms with Chaz’s sexuality, “I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny and although I may not understand I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child.” I just have to say as difficult it must be for a parent to watch a child go through this, I truly applaud Cher and wish other parents who may not show that respect towards their children, can really learn from Cher and really hear what she is saying. Mary Bono (Sonny Bono’s widow) also is supportive of Chaz and the decision he is making. She says that” Chaz has always been a loving and important part of our family who has supported us through thick and thin. This is a very difficult decision that Chaz has fully vetted, and over the past decade, has discussed the matter thoroughly and consulted therapists and medical experts. As he moves forward, I will be there to support him and love him every step of the way.” Chaz is very lucky to have those two women in his corner.
Oh say it isn’t so…Heidi and Spencer Pratt and actually returning to “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” for the season finale on June 25th. What is up with those two? Are they just drawn to trouble? The last time they were on the show they had been banished to the “Lost Chamber” for their crazy behavior and then Heidi ended up in the hospital. Well at least the show is almost over. I am sure NBC is thrilled for them to return and are hoping they stir up a little trouble/publicity. And since I am talking about Heidi and Spencer I might as well talk about the Jon and Kate’s big news out today. It seems that”Jon and Kate have an announcement” that they will be sharing with the world on the next new episode, which airs Monday night on TLC. In the new promo for the big one hour special Kate says, “Recently we’ve made some life – changing decisions – decisions that will affect every member of our family, ones that we hope will bring each of us some peace.” My guess is either divorce or ending the show to let them attempt to get their lives back in order and not in front of millions of views each week. The show has quickly been losing viewers and I have to say I am one of those. I have been tuning in and watching bits and pieces but honestly it is too painful to watch the reality of this couple in pain. I used to watch because although they had issues at least they were happy and there was some joking around, now it is just depressing to watch them. Of course I will be tuning in this Monday for the big announcement. Any other ideas of what it could be?
Two new books will be hitting the shelves soon. The first one is a tell all book which includes some not such nice words about a very nice guy, Will Smith. Janet Huber is the author and you might remember her from her stint as Aunt Viv on show “The Fresh Prince of Bel – Air”. Her new book is titled “Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom” and will be out in early 2010. She accuses Will of “sabotaging any actor who outshone him.” She also explains in detail about being fired from the show and how painful that was for her. Sounds like something I just will want to run out and read as soon as it hits the book stores – NOT!! Jennifer Love Hewitt, from the " Ghost Whisperer", is also working on a book and hers will be an advice book on dating called “How I Shot Cupid” and will also be out in early 2010. Hewitt is currently dating Jamie Kennedy and has dated a long list of Hollywood guys including, John Mayer, Carson Daly and Joey Lawrence. The book promises to not only be funny but will offer really good and practical dating tips.