While sitting in the theater enjoying “Whip It” last weekend (I know, took me forever, right?), I was very excited by the fabulous soundtrack. Can you say Jens Lekman, Dolly Parton and The Breeders? But my jaw dropped when I heard a song by Little Joy come on in the background, because Drew Barrymore, the star and director of the flick, used to date Fabrizio Moretti, one-third of the band. Who knew exes could be so supportive of each other? I find it endearing that Barrymore is promoting Moretti’s latest artistic endeavor. [Amazon]
Turns out, of course, this isn’t the first time a celebrity couple has publicly displayed their friendship after the flame burned out.
- Remember Pink’s song “So What?” One person who sure won’t forget it is her ex, motocross racer Carey Hart. He was kind enough to be featured in the music video for the song, which has lyrics about him being a fool and Pink’s life being better off without him. Though the couple eventually got back together, at the time, that was one hell of a courageous act for an ex to commit. [Contact Music]
- After enduring multiple breakups last year, Hugh Hefner didn’t waste any time rebounding with new blondes. But he also supported the old ones in their new relationships. When his former girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson got engaged to basketball star Hank Baskett, Hefner offered his mansion as the venue for the wedding. Nice or super nice? [Celeb Binge]
- Before Gwen Stefani fell in love with Gavin Rossdale and made adorable rock star babies, she dated No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal. When they broke up, the band almost did, too. But instead, Tony put his feelings aside to continue to work with Stefani. Their failed relationship inspired Stefani to write smash hits like “Don’t Speak” and “Sunday Morning” that rocketed both of them to world fame. Maybe it’s not so bad to stay friendly with a past fling? [Wikipedia]
- On the first season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the-not-quite-yet-a-housewife Jo De La Rosa paraded her hot fiancé, Slade Smiley, all around the O.C. Only problem: the two never made it down the aisle. Instead they put their obsession with fame to use on another Bravo series, “Date My Ex: Jo & Slade.” In the eight episodes, Slade helped his ex-fiancé find her next true love. Where can I find an ex like that?! [Reality TV World]