The Bachelorette Gets Engaged

This has got to be the funnest couple ever…. Kevin and Jill Heinz had their entire wedding party literally dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown’s, “Forever”. It all started out as any other wedding and now the video that shows them dancing has been viewed by over 8 million people, and they only got married back in June. Out of nowhere the video has become this huge phenomenon when all the groom did was post the video online for their friends and family to see.  Then the morning shows both “GMA” and “The Today Show” got involved and this beautiful event turned ugly. Originally the wedding couple was flown to New York and put up in a fancy hotel by ABC so that they could appear on “Good Morning America”. ABC was excited for the couple to appear on the show until they heard they had also agreed to do a pre-taped interview for the “Today Show”, that would have appeared before the live segment on “GMA”. Oh the “GMA” people were not happy when they found out. In addition to that they also found out the NBC was flying the entire weeding party out to recreate the whole dance as we. ABC had the couple’s hotel and flights cancelled and figured they would let NBC pay for them instead. The groom was shocked how ABC handled the situation. He said, “We’ve been kicked out of our room. New York is cut throat. That’s what we have learned. Regardless of all the drama, the video is hysterical, check it out here.

A big break up to share…Kim Kardashian and boy friend, Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints, have called it after more than 2 years. A source says the reason for the break up is “just a case of conflicting schedules and their lives going in different directions.” That’s too bad. Just this past December she made this statement when discussing marriage with US magazine. “We are totally happy, and we have a great relationship and it’s definitely where things are heading. But hopefully it will be a surprise!” We may have lost one Jonas Brother to married life but another one is back on the market, girls. Joe Jonas has broken up with his girlfriend, actress Camilla Belle.  First Taylor Swift and now Camilla Belle, Joe has this to say in a song he sang in concert in Detroit this weekend…”Get a rep for breakin’ hearts, now I’m done with movie stars.” He changed the lines which had said “superstars.” Poor Joe, he needs an average Joe instead.

Kelly Clarkson is not happy about the release of her new single, “Already Gone” which she realizes sounds very similar to Beyonce’s song “Halo”.  Kelly insisted that once she realized it she fought to keep the song from being released but unfortunately it was too late and  the situation was out of her control.  In a Canadian interview over the weekend, Kelly says, “I fought and fought to stop it but in the end, they’re releasing it without my consent.”

An honest to goodness proposal on the season finale of “The Bachelorette”. Jillian chose Ed Swiderski from Chicago. Hopefully it is true love and these two will actually make it to the altar. Ed originally left the show on week 5 after feeling stress and pressure from work but then returned because he couldn’t stop thinking about Jillian. In another twist, Reid came back, after beings sent home the previous week. He came back claiming his love for Jillian and even got down on bended knee to propose. Still Jillian sent him home and claims her heart belongs to Ed. In Ed’s proposal he told Jillian, “I want to be with you forever. I want to have a family with you. I want you to give me a hard time when we’re 80 years old. Jillian will you marry me?” Awwww…..and Jillian said , “Absolutely!” I love a happy ending! 

New Kids on the Block go Cruising

This was finally the big New Kids on the Block Carnival cruise weekend. There were about 2,100 obsessed fans on board to see the boys (who should really be called boys to men – but too bad that is already taken). The women ranged from in their 20’s and 30’s  and were all about the boys,  they wore their  New Kids t-shirts, buttons,  and some even kissed those life size card board cutouts of their favorite kid. The guys were going to perform twice on board in order for everyone to have a chance to see them. They were also around to sign autographs and hang with the fans. It seems like this was a big hit for the cruise line who along with many other companies have taken a hit with the struggling economy. Who will be the next group to sign on to “get on board”? Already Jon Mayer,  Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bare Naked Ladies have also done similar type events. The boys get started with their actual concert schedule on June 4th in Atlanta.

 This weekend, Jen Scheff, the former ABC Bachelorette got married Friday night in Chicago to Joe Waterman. IT’s nice to know that she has found love and so has her Bachelor ex- Andrew Firestone who just became a new daddy. And if you are a Bachelorette fan don’t forget the new season starts this Monday night on ABC with one of last season’s cast off, Jillian Harris. I am so happy that everyone seems to be finding love (hey even Melissa Rycroft is happy again after the whole last season debacle), it would just be nice to see it work out with one of the people they actually “fall in love” with on the show. Hey, I am a romantic what can I say?
After a 5 year hiatus, Gwen Stefani and No Doubt kicked off their concert tour in Las Vegas Saturday night. The band was actually playing for the 12th annual Tiger Jam, which is Tiger Woods charity that benefits kids and education. The band mostly played their old hits but did do some newer songs in their 90 minute set.  The crowd went wild for the group and I am sure they felt good to be back.

Not much to report this weekend and I refuse for the moment to write any more about the Gosselin’s from “Jon and Kate Plus 8”. So that is it for now. We will see what this week brings us in the world of gossip.

It’s Official – Lindsay and Samantha Call It Quits

I have to tell you, this isn’t exactly the hot gossip scoop but it is something I am personally so excited about…. one of my all time favorite shows is back on Broadway. “West Side Story”…who doesn’t just want to start snapping their fingers and dancing the night away with The Jets and The Sharks? The modern day Romeo and Juliet is just a fun show that you won’t want to miss. Who can forget Riff, Bernardo, Anita, Tony and girl named Maria? “The Step It Up and Dance” winner from the Bravo reality TV show, Cody Green, plays Riff and Karen Olivio takes on the role made famous by Chita Rivera, Anita. You might now Olivio from the Broadway show “In the Heights”. IT is just a fun evening with great music and issues that after all this time are still prevalent. And while I am in the theatre mode, I just have to let you know about another oldie but goodie that is back on Broadway – “Hair”. Moving from the 50’s to the 60’s the songs are some of the best, and will make you want to get up and sing. Who can forget “Let the Sun Shine In” and “Aquarius”. If you need a pick me up with all that is going on these days I guarantee great music, hippies, free love, and peace – should help for a little while anyway.

Ok now on to some celebrity news of the day. The big news is that Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Samantha Ronson have officially broken up.  And if you think Ronson is the tough one in the relationship, I would agree with you. She had Lindsay blocked by security from coming to her sister Charlotte’s party over the weekend and changed the locks on the home where they had been living together for 6 months. Oh it is going to get ugly between these two. Lindsay Twittered to Samantha…”So – you win, you broke my heart. now go away. I loved you” for all to see.   So I am curious…will Lindsay’s new mate be a girlfriend or a boyfriend? Hmmmm…. and speaking of breakups, LeAnn Rimes attended the Academy of Country Music Awards without her husband last night in Vegas. She was wearing her wedding ring but made no mention of her hubby when she accepted her humanitarian award for all the work she does for charity. The night before she gave a free concert and again no mention or sighting of her husband, Dean Sheremet. She did some great singing though as she sang her famous song “Blue” as well as “I Want You to Want Me” by Cheap Trick and “Somebody to Love” by Jefferson Airplane.

IT’s a girl for Ryan and Trista Sutter from “The Bachelorette”. Basically the shows only married couple has just had their second child, a girl named Blakesley Grace. She joins baby brother Max who is 1 ½. Good news for “Melrose Place” fans….Laura Leighton will be back as Sydney Andrews. She will be the new landlord on this version of the show. Did you know that she is married to Doug Savant who was also on “Melrose Place” and is currently on the hit ABC drama, “Desperate Housewives”? They have to children together and have been married since 1999.