“My relationship with Dean was great, but ultimately it wasn’t a fulfilling marriage for either of us. We got married so young: I was 19 and he was 21, so as we got older, we grew apart. I understand why people are disappointed in me, especially since I grew up as America’s sweetheart. I think any relationship is hard to get out of, and I don’t think the way I did it was right. I truly believe there are lessons in it for me to learn. Cultivating strength from rough situations is the most important thing. After going through this, I know I can face anything.”
– LeAnn Rimes explains why she cheated on her husband with co-star (and current boyfriend) Eddie Cibrian in the new issue of Shape [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
It would be easy to hate Bryan Batt.
He breathes the same air as Jon Hamm, playing the closeted gay art director Salvatore Romano on “Mad Men.” He counts Christina Hendricks and Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock” among his besties. And you wouldn’t know it from “Mad Men,” but this Louisiana native has the dreamiest thick Southern accent.
But how could you hate someone who is just so darn nice? Bryan profusely apologized for playing phone tag with me because he was busy taking care of his elderly mom (aww!) and then generously chatted from the back room of the home furnishings store, Hazelnut, he owns in uptown New Orleans with his partner of 20+ years, Tom Cianichi. Can you say “down-to-earth”?
After the jump, find out if Bryan thinks Sal will ever return to “Mad Men,” what it was like playing Lumiere the candlestick on Broadway’s “Beauty & The Beast,” and how he felt seeing Jon Hamm’s handsome mug for the first time. (Answer: amazing.) Keep reading »
The other day I was talking to a good girlfriend about her latest pop obsession. My friend Jessica, who is in her early 30s, mentioned that she was totally into Justin Bieber and acknowledged that her feelings about him were conflicted. “I mean, I don’t know whether I want to bend him over and spank him, or bend him over and spank him,” she said. She was joking (mostly) but it brought up a good point: at what age does your love for a teen idol go from perfectly acceptable to kind of creepy? Keep reading »
This week’s tabloids were all about being interactive, with quizzes to test your knowledge on important stuff like celebrity six-packs and “Oprah.” But we wouldn’t want to ruin your fun by giving you the answers, so we just stuck to breaking down the dirt. As usual, the gossip didn’t let us down—except for People—so take a look at what juicy, maybe true tid-bits you should be talking about this week. Keep reading »
“She’s not ready. She’s very nervous. She’s never performed or done anything like that in her life, so it’s like we’re starting completely from scratch and having to build her confidence and make her feel like she’s doing it well. [Bristol] needs to work on moving her hips and not being shy to be sexy and sensual and womanly when she’s dancing. She’s a little shy, little taken back. She’s out of her element. She’s uncomfortable. It’s new for her. But she’s getting comfortable with it as we go along.”
— Mark Ballas, who is Bristol Palin‘s dancing partner on “Dancing With The Stars,” says the Wasilla teen mom is not quite ready for a hotcha cha-cha-cha. Sounds like her $30K-a-pop pro-abstinence speeches are making it tough to call forth her womanly wiles. [iVillage] Keep reading »
Don’t get me wrong, she looks beautiful. But if I didn’t know better, I would think this was a Drew Barrymore imposter! Something went wonky in the photo-editing room and I can’t quite place what … Keep reading »
So it looks official—Jennifer Lopez has signed a deal to be a judge on “American Idol.” Jenny from the Block will be getting a cool $12 million to appear on the show’s 10th season. [PopEater]
But before you choke on your bagel at how much freaking that money is for giving 10 seconds of feedback per contestant each episode, let’s take a look at how that stacks up to the paychecks of other mega-stars of the small screen. Keep reading »
“I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course! … I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant because my family’s from Georgia. And then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine.”
—Blake Lively may be vamping it up in Paris for season four of “Gossip Girl,” but she tells Allure that she’s already thinking about life after acting. She not only wants to give OctoMom and Kate Gosselin a run for their mama-money, but she also wants to open a chain of restaurants. [via People] Keep reading »
Behold, this week’s People magazine. On the cover, Kate Gosselin pulls a Kim Kardashian and dons nothing but a white bikini. After getting a tummy tuck, going on “Dancing with the Stars,” and getting into running, she says that, at 35, “this is the most fit I’ve ever been. I’ve worked really hard! Haven’t I earned the right, at this point, to look good?” What do you guys think—nice cover, or will her eight kids hate her for this when they get a little older? Keep reading »