Cher Coming Back to the Big Screen

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.    

Twin Girls for Sarah Jessica Parker

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.