Being a big “Jon Plus Kate Plus 8” fan (if you hadn’t noticed), I have to say I find it very difficult to see pictures and read stories that Jon is having a great time enjoying his new life with his new girlfriend. The couple just filed for divorce last month, and he has 8 children at home, so it feels a bit, for lack of a better word, icky. Here is the latest; Jon is vacationing in France on the French Riviera with his 22 year old girlfriend, Hailey Glassman. Jon is 32. There are pictures of the couple, holding hands, drinking champagne and looking quite cozy. I wonder what his kids are going to think years from now when they see these pictures of their dad. I understand Jon and Kate are getting a divorce and things didn’t work out between them but this seems a bit over the top so soon. Here is the irony about his new girlfriend, (did I mention she is just 22???) she is the daughter of the doctor who gave Kate her tummy tuck a few years back. Anyway it is hard to look at him as the devoted father when he is out in France with his new gal pal.
Production of the new fall TV series “Parenthood” based on the movie by the same name, which starred Steve Martin back in 1989, has had a setback. Maura Tierney, from ER, is one of the stars and she is having some medical issues that are not being shared at this time. She has had to take time off to deal with whatever her problems are. The series was supposed to premier the end of September but now will not make its debut until midseason. The previews that I have seen so far for the NBC show look funny. I hope Maura is back soon and that she is going to be ok. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are the executive producers, so with that team you know this show will be a good one.
Carrie Underwood, along with John Rich and Jake Owen will be performing for the troops in an August concert at Fort Campbell Kentucky. The concert will be for both the soldiers as well as their families and is being done to honor the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division. Underwood is only dong a handful of concerts this summer because she has been working hard getting her new album ready which she hopes will be out later this year.
I think in the coming months there is always going to be some Michael Jackson news to report, so here is latest which is actually coming from Michael’s big sister, LaToya. She is saying that she believes that Michael was “murdered” and that it was a conspiracy by the people who he was surrounded by. She feels that Michael was taken advantage of and that the people in his inner circle did everything they could to isolate Michael and to keep him away from his family. LaToya says, “It will all come out. You will be shocked.” She also shares that, “He had needle marks on his neck and on his arms and more will emerge in the next few weeks. I cannot discuss that any further as I may jeopardize the investigation.” LaToya is on a mission to find out who killed her brother by supplying him with the drugs. The other issue that has LaToya all wound up is Debbie Rowe and her wanting custody of the kids. She says this about Debbie Rowe. “These are not Debbie’s kids. They don’t even know she’s their mother. Like everyone else in his life, she was motivated by money. She has always said she’s not their mother. My understanding is that she will now go after the kids. I know a few things about Debbie, and I will prevent that from happening.” Good for you LaToya on all accounts!
Another Hollywood wedding took place this weekend. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan got married in Malibu at the same place famous couple Fergie and Josh Duhamel wed. Haylie Duff was in the wedding party along with Emmanuelle Chriqui from “Entourage”. Channing stars in the new G.I Joe movie coming out August 7th along with Dennis Quiad and Sienna Miller.