“The following month, it snowballed. My hotel room flooded, my dog got sick, I came down with a slight case of divorce, and I broke my pinky finger. I was begging to get out of Atlanta at that point. No offense to Atlanta—it’s a fantastic place—but it really wants my blood.”
—Ryan Reynolds talks to Jay Leno about his terrible luck filming “The Change Up” in Atlanta, Georgia. A slight case of divorce? That reminds me of a substitute teacher I had in the fourth grade who referred to the Civil War as “The Unpleasantness Between The States.” Yes, that really happened. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself—if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now … I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. We work great together, and he was always very supportive. Together we could make magic—and we did. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”
—Jennifer Lopez grants Vanity Fair her first interview since splitting with Marc Anthony, and sort-of-kind-of explains what stopped working for her. In the article, she also opens up about her breakup with Ben Affleck. And Diddy. And her first two husbands. But she swears she isn’t getting skeptical about love. More on that, after the jump. Keep reading »
“At that point, we were pulling our last cards. We felt the hot-air balloon losing its gas. And at that stage, our income would be selling the photo that would go along with the divorce. … What we learned is: You can be too famous … We were all getting paid to be people we weren’t for so long that you stop—there’s no line. The gauge is gone. The gray area is gone … What real job—what political world—would want Spencer Pratt, with the stigma I’ve attached to my name?”
—Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag talk to The Daily Beast about life now that their 15 minutes of fame have fully elapsed. In the piece, Spencer fully admits that he and Heidi made themselves into villains on “The Hills” and that they faked their breakup just to get a little press. And yet, he seems to have some remorse about the whole thing. Which makes me almost feel sorry for him.
Until I read the quote after the jump. Keep reading »
I stumbled across this Angelina Jolie interview in Girlfriends Magazine circa 1997, back when she was married to Jonny Lee Miller and was doing press for the movie “Foxfire.” I found a bit that was oddly prophetic:
Girlfriends: You husband [Jonny] has been described as Britain’s Brad Pitt. Is that a fair assessment?
Jolie: [Laughter] I don’t know Brad Pitt, but that’s certainly not how I treat him.
Oh, the irony! Keep reading »
Awww, Zsa Zsa Gabor‘s ninth husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt is such a romantic. We were not behind his plan to make Zsa Zsa a mother at age 94 (while she was in the hospital) by using an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate. But we do approve of his plans for their 25th wedding anniversary. To celebrate a quarter century together, Prince Frederic is throwing a party at the couple’s Beverly Hills home. “She is better today than she was two months ago,” he says. “I’ve invited a few people, a few of our old friends — some of them are still alive. She will be in the bedroom, and our closest friends can then go to her in the bedroom and say hi to her.” He also purchased this billboard, for the fine price of $68K, featuring Zsa Zsa’s favorite photo of them together. I’m kind of touched. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning. Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child. We have had long periods of separation over the years but our five children together remain a joy to both of us. Thank you for your concern and I appreciate all of the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son.”
—Lauryn Hill could be talking to us in this message she posted on her website, regarding the birth of her son this week and the rumors that Rohan Marley left her while she was pregnant. Apparently, they parted before the pregnancy? Sorry we got it wrong, Lauryn. We hope you and your babY are doing very well. And we hope you give birth to a new album soon, too! [Lauryn-Hill.com] Keep reading »
Talk about poorly timed. On a new clip from the upcoming season of “LA Ink,” Kat Von D has a special surprise for her fiance, Jesse James. It’s a tattoo for him. And no, it’s not his initials or even his name. It’s a big old portrait. Of his fifth grade yearbook photo. “You’re crazy!” he exclaims. (Which, yes, she is.) “I love it — I love you.” Of course, the couple is now dunzo—Kat tweeted on Monday that they have broken up. Which had TMZ wondering—is she now regretting that tattoo?
But Kat swears she isn’t. Keep reading »
Tonight, if you venture to watch the season finale of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” you will see a very surprising final moment. Supposedly, Gene—who claims to have bedded 5,000 women and has said he would never get married—proposes to longtime partner Shannon Tweed, who he has been with for 28 years. While in vacation in Belize, Gene got down on one knee and said, “You’re the only one I love … and you’re the only one I ever will love.”
But it’s debatable whether she says, “I do.” Keep reading »
“[Married life is] so fly. There’s something great about feeling at peace and ease with your partner and knowing you understand each other. I really enjoy that friendship. There are so many similarities between us, it’s just mind-blowing. It’s really cool to have met my equal.”
—Alicia Keys talks to People about her first year as a married woman on the eve of her anniversary with rapper Swizz Beatz. With all the sitcoms and commercials telling me that marriage is the pits, it’s so refreshing to hear someone talk about it with excitement and wonder. Thanks Alicia! [People] Keep reading »