Could it finally be love for Ryan Seacrest? It seems that the busiest guy in Hollywood is actually in a relationship and has been for several months. Seacrest has been dating Jasmine Waltz, who is a bartender in Los Angeles. The two are currently in Paris now that Ryan is done with his hosting duties on “American Idol”. Not only is there love in Ryan’s life, it also seems that he is going to get even busier come May 4th when his radio show will expand an extra hour to 4 hours, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”. We just can’t get enough of him can we? And speaking of ” American Idol”, history was made last night when the judges decided to use their one time power of saving someone from elimination, and they did just that with 23 year old Matt Giraud. He had been voted off by the fans call in votes when he sang “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” by Bryan Adams. He may have been saved this week, however that means that next week 2 people will voted off. Needless to say it was an emotional and exciting show.
Oh say it isn’t so….but the news is out and confirmed…Tori and Dean McDermott are going to be around for a while longer. In addition to starting the 4th season of their reality show, “ Tori and Dean, Home Sweet Hollywood”, they are also going to have their own make over show for couples ,called “Mr. and Mrs. Makeover”, where not only will they give couples make over but also marital advice. Where can I sign up? They even have a made for TV movie in the works on the Oxygen channel, that the two will not only star in but will also produce. It is said to be a romantic comedy about their life as a married couple. Gee…sounds good. Plus don’t forget if you still need more Tori in your life, you can check her out in the new “90210” series. Daddy would be so proud, wouldn’t he? And speaking of both reality TV and “American Idol”, there is good news for Fantasia Barrino fans, she will have her own reality show on VH-1 that will follow her life as a singer and single mom. The show will not air until 2010 but will follow her since her success on “American Idol”.
How would you like if Elton John sang at your wedding? Well that is just what he is going to be doing for his pal Andy Roddick and his Sports Illustrated swim suit model bride to be, Brooklyn Decker. Even though the ceremony will be small they will have superstar talent performing. The two know each other through their charity work and have become friends. Roddick helped raise over $400,000 for Elton’s Johns Aids Foundation, so the least he can do is perform a few songs at his wedding right?
Well the Twitter race is getting really close between Ashton Kutcher and CNN. Currently Ashton has approximately 966,000 followers while CNN is at 973,000 followers. Ashton seems to be getting thousands of followers per hour and if this rate continues he could be the winner. In fact we could know as soon as tomorrow who will be the big winner. I will keep you posted on the results.
Good news “Project Runway” fans…..the legal battles are been resolved and the show will finally return and will air this summer on Lifetime. I don’t really care about the details of the legal battle, I am just glad they have resolved their issues and Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn will all be back together again. This season the show has moved from New York to Los Angeles to have more of a Hollywood feel. Some celebrities that will appear on the show this year include, Rebecca Romijn, Christina Aguilera and Evan Longoria Parker. I wonder if she will bring husband Tony Parker, of the San Antonio Spurs, to meet the designers. At this point that is about all we know. There is no information out about the new cast members or even an air date, but at least we know it is coming. Bravo though is fighting back. Having lost “Project Runway” to Lifetime, they are launching a new design competition called “The Fashion Show” that will be hosted by Kelly Rowland (formerly of Destiny’s Child) and designer, Isaac Mizrahi. They have already announced the cast and the show will air May 7th.
A new anti -domestic abuse PSA will be begin airing on April 6th in theatres, but you can see it now on the internet. A British organization, called Women’s Aid, has put together this 2 minute very disturbing clip. The clip shows Kiera Knightley being beaten up by her boyfriend. “The clip is part of the ACT campaign – to Admit domestic abuse is a problem, Call it by its name and Talk to someone.” In light of the Chris Brown – Rihanna situation, people are starting to talk more openly about it. Oprah has dedicated several shows to it and the DoSomething.org also put out their own PSA. Everyone who worked on the PSA donated their time including director Joe Wright, who directed Knightly in “Atonement” and “Pride and Prejudice”. One in four women are affected by domestic violence at some point in their life and 2 women die every week from domestic abuse.
Remember super model Kathy Ireland who was a cover girl for the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit addtion? Well you have to check out her before and after photos of her recent weight gain and spectacular weight loss. Kathy is a mom of 3 as well as CEO of her billion dollar company, Kathy Ireland World Wide, and before she knew it, like many other moms who are so focused on everyone but themselves, she gained 25 pounds. One of her kids even told her she looked pregnant and that was that. She said, “She didn’t even recognize the person that I saw. I saw someone who looked overwhelmed, overstressed, overweight and over – everything.” So with the help of a friend, who just happened to be a personal trainer and nutritionist, Kathy got her act together and lost her weight and got back in shape, the old fashioned way. She cut calories, made better food choices and worked out 3 times a week. She looks great and feels great and has a new book coming out called “Real Solutions for Busy Moms”. At 46 will she be the next bikini clad woman on the cover of People Magazine? Ireland says absolutely not, she just “wants to be healthy, to be there for my husband and kids.”