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! 

Al Roker Makes Heidi Montag Cry

It has been a very slow gossip day and I have to say that the big news today was more unbelievable crazy stuff about Heidi and Spencer Pratt. I am only going to subject you to this because hey it will give you a good laugh and who couldn’t use a good laugh. Oh these two are quite the pair; in fact they are actually quite perfect for each other. When you listen to them you really wonder if they can be for real. Although they say they are not “actors” if this is who they really are….between the talk of the devil and Jesus and the syrupy sweetness of Heidi, it is truly more than a person can take. So here is the newest issue. Heidi and Spencer feel that while being interviewed this morning by NBC weatherman Al Roker on the “Today Show” that he personally attacked Heidi and made her cry. The duo was incensed by the interview and Heidi went so far as to warn other women to be careful of him because of his aggressive and disrespectful nature. Now honestly, I saw the interview and Al did needle the couple a bit, but hey it’s Speidi and they did kind of warrant that line of questioning but honestly Al Roker did not come across all that aggressive and I hardly think he is someone to watch out for for his behavior towards women. Now that being said it was not the nicest interview I have ever seen but again Heidi and Spencer Pratt are known for blowing things out of proportion and you can bet they were all over the media today, trashing Al Roker, who they claim they didn’t even know. It was quite comical to watch and I have included the “Today show” interview for you to see as well as the short interview that Heidi and Spencer gave forgiving Al for his rude behavior. They are a forgiving pair aren’t they?

Just when you think there is the tiniest thread of hope that Lindsay Lohan is getting her act together a story like this surfaces and just makes you wonder about some people. So Lindsay’s latest story revolves around stolen jewelry from a recent magazine shoot in London. Throughout the shoot Lindsay went on and on about wanting to keep the beautiful jewelry that she was given to wear for the shoot. People thought she had to be joking but she wouldn’t stop talking about keeping them. Ironically after the shoot the jewelry was missing and so was Lohan. After 2 weeks of unreturned calls to the jewelers about their missing $45,000 worth of jewelry the matter has been turned over to the British police. Unfortunately for Lindsay this is not the first time her name has been linked to theft. There is another photo shot theft in question, this time in regards to Louis Vuitton items that were used and then went missing. The Company now refuses to work with the actress after that situation. In another situation it seems that Lohan swiped an $11,000 mink coat from someone at a nightclub. Not only did this person claim that Lindsay had knowingly stolen the coat from her, she actually saw the coat again when Lindsay was photographed wearing the coat that the owner spotted in a magazine photo of the starlet. Interestingly enough, after the rightful owner threatened legal action the coat was returned. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

An official apology to Sarah Palin and her family from David Letterman. After nearly a week and a lot of whining, Dave apologizes on his Monday night show. Dave says, “I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception.” He continues saying, “It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood, it’s my fault. So I would like to apologize to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I’m sorry about it and I’ll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much.” So lets’ hope this appeases everyone and we do not have to talk about this issue any more. Nice job Dave! Also clearing up a misunderstanding is John Mayer who Twittered this weekend about watching his friend Rob Dyrdek, who stars in the new movie, “Street Dreams”, being in the hospital and watching him get his stomach pumped after a night of too much partying. It turns out that the two were having a bit of fun and that it was not true at all. Wow isn’t Twitter just a hoot?

Chastity Bono Changing Her Sex

Chastity Bono, Cher’s lesbian daughter, is going to undergo a sex change operation!! This is a huge decision and not one that Chastity has taken lightly, it has something she has wanted to do for years and she has her mother’s support. She actually started the process back in March when she turned 40. One of the first changes is the name change; Chastity now goes by the name Chaz. He says that “He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones. It is Chaz’s hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his coming out did nearly 20 years ago.” That has to be one of the most courageous things for someone to do in order to be true to one’s self. I for one wish Chaz the best of luck and that this transition will bring him the peace and happiness he is looking for.

The Palin /Letterman fight continues with Palin this morning on the “Today Show” saying that Dave does not owe her an apology for the joke against her daughter, but rather to young women all across the world. Dave in turn has admitted that a joke referring to rape and a 14 year old would be in poor taste but it seems that the Letterman people may have had their facts wrong. Dave thought he was referring to Palin’s 18 year old daughter Bristol being at the Yankees game, but it seems that Palin’s 14 year old was the one at the game and perhaps how this whole mishap started. Dave does go on to say that, “I’m not necessarily proud of these jokes. We do stuff all the time and our objective here is to get a laugh and thank God we don’t have to go to The Hague and the World Court to defend them. It’s a joke and that’s all it’s supposed to be.” We do as a society have a hard time letting things go. I wonder how long Sarah Palin is going to be talking about this one. She is only fueling the fire by continuing to talk about it. Dave may have stepped over the line, but let it go and move on!!!

Here are just a few gossip tidbits. Firstly the autopsy findings on the death of actor David Carradine reveal it was not suicide as originally suspected.  At this time investigators still need more time to determine the actual cause of death, but this is becoming quite interesting. I mean he was found hanging inside a closet, so what really happened to the star? For some reason people just cannot get enough of Heidi Montag and now you will be able to get a lot more of her. The “celebrity” has posed for “Playboy Magazine” and will be in the September issue. You will be able to see Heidi naked! I am sure that is very exciting new for some.

Aerosmith is trying to stay young and hip and are reaching out to their youngest fans. The group which just stared their summer tour has also teamed up with “Guitar Hero”. Some of the best “Guitar Hero” playing kids will get the chance to rock with the guys on stage and even be able to “open for the band” by playing “Guitar Hero” in front of the crowd. How cool will that be for some lucky winners. A kids (or even adults) dream come true. ZZ Top is the official opening band for the tour but the guys just want to have fun and let the kids have fun too. They are always surprised at the kids who come up to them and ask them about songs form 20 and 30 years ago. Steven Tyler and the guys are going back in the studio to work on their 15th album.

Hollywood Weekend Weddings

Wedding bells were ringing again for 2 couples this weekend. Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag from “The Hills” said their” I do’s” this weekend in front of 200 family and friends in California on Saturday afternoon. That is quite a change from the private ceremony they had together when they eloped to Mexico 5 months ago.  In attendance were Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner, Audrina Partridge and Kristin Cavallari to name a few. Now you might be thinking that Lauren Conrad said she would never be at their wedding and here she was. IT seems that everyone was a bit shocked. And then there was Brody Jenner and his ex Kristin Cavallari while Brody was there with his new girlfriend.awkward! The wedding was filmed so you will be able to see it for yourself on MTV sometime in the future. Should be interesting to see it all unfold. The other couple to celebrate with family and friends this weekend was Salma Hayek and her hubby Francois – Henri Pinault. The two got married Valentine’s Day at city hall but this time did it Hollywood style. They were married at the famous Venice Teatro La  Fenice Opera and were joined by many of their famous friends including, Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ed Norton and Ashley Judd. Bono from U2 was there and even did a little singing for the bride and groom. They had 150 guests join them for the event and the party lasted until after 3:00 a.m.

Can Beyonce get any hotter these days? IN addition to touring, her new movie “Obsessed” came out this weekend and topped the charts as the #1 movie pushing aside Zac Efrons movie, “17 Again”. The movie is great and also stars Idris Elba and Ali Larter. It is all about a successful corporate man with the beautiful wife and who meets the beautiful temp who turns into crazy stalker girl. Sounds familiar but the 3 of them are great and Beyonce shines as always.  John Mayer and his love life are in the news again. This time he is setting the record straight and telling the paparazzi that he is not with anyone right now. Well good to know John thanks for sharing. In other news a Golden Girl passed away this weekend at the age of 86. Bea Arthur, known for her hit roles in sitcoms like “The Golden Girls” and “Maude” died in her home this weekend. She had been battling cancer. Her two co stars from “The Golden Girls” and the only 2 left, Betty White, who is 87 and Rue McClanahan who is 75, appeared on “The Today Show” to remember their dear friend.
The premiere of the new movie “X – Men Origins: Wolverine”, staring Hugh Jackman, was due to premiere in Mexico City this Wednesday. However it has been cancelled due to the swine flu outbreak there. Currently over 100 people have died and the government has asked its residents to stay home and they have shut down schools. Many movie theatres have also been shut down so of course canceling the premiere was the only option. Pretty scary.
Ending with a little love news…how cute is this? The two lovebirds from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” are a real couple. Dev Patel is 19 and Freida Pinto is 24, and Patel’s mom says the couple is happy as can be.

The Injury List

Lance Armstrong is truly the superhero of cycling.  Lance was in a pile up in Spain during a race on Monday and broke his collarbone in several pieces. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday where he will have a metal plate inserted to stabilize the bone. He plans to take about 72 hours off to rest and then back to his workouts. Although obviously it will take some time to get back up to speed, Armstrong is planning on participating in the Giro d’Italia race May 9 – May 31. That is the second most important race next to the Tour de France which he is also planning on participating in this July. Armstrong’s longtime manager feels the same and that all this is doable. HE feels Lance is in great shape and if anyone can pull it off and make it happen, it is Lance Armstrong. Right now everyone is optimistic and just hoping the surgery goes well and Lance makes a speedy recovery.

Another injury to talk about is poor Matt Lauer who ended up with a separated shoulder after slamming on his bicycle brakes to avoid hitting a deer this weekend. Matt had surgery on Tuesday and hopes to be back on the “Today Show” towards the end of the week. Matt could have held off on the surgery to see if his shoulder would heal on its own but since Matt is an avid golfer he didn’t want to risk any pain with his golf swing. His doctors agreed and they expect Matt to make a full recovery.

This just in…. Katy Perry and Josh Groban are not, I repeat not dating according to Grobans rep. The two are definitely friends and have been hanging out but that is the extent of it. Katy is currently on tour and Josh did attend her show in LA in February but he is busy working on his own career.  They would have made quite the interesting couple though don’t you think?

And last but not least, the Octomom has fired her free nurses from the agency, Angels in Waiting. Well that didn’t take long. You can find out all the details on the Dr. Phil show Wednesday and Thursday when he will be speaking to all involved.  Nadya says she just felt that instead of helping her with the babies, she felt the Angels in Waiting nurses were waiting for her to make a mistake.  Nadya didn’t even feel comfortable in her own home or with her babies. She has gone back to her original plan, with her own nannies, which are helping her care for the babies and are being paid by Nadya. Hmmm….I think it is going to get pretty ugly on the Dr. Phil show if you ask me. I can’t wait to tune into the drama.