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”.
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.