When the news broke last night that Avril Lavigne was engaged to be married to Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback, aka The Band That Everyone Hates, the world let out a collective, “Wait, what?” and the internet exploded with unanswered questions: Was this Canada’s version of a practical joke? What happened to Brody Jenner? Would their wedding colors be black and pale? But the question that ultimately drowned out all the others, the real heart of the debate, was just one word long, accompanied by an incredulous head tilt: “Him?” Chad Kroeger, it seems, was Avril’s Ann Veal.
As a lover of Nickelback, I feel it is my duty to clear some things up, because not only is Avril one lucky lady to be committing her life to Chad Kroeger, I am totally jealous that Chad didn’t ask me to marry him instead. Here’s why… Keep reading »
“I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships. If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”
Okay, consider me fascinated with Vanessa Bryant, wife to basketball star Kobe Bryant. She’s knows what matters! Championship rings over wedding rings!
So, background: Vanessa filed for divorce nine months ago, following rumors that Kobe had cheated on her. Again, if you count the time that Kobe was accused of raping a woman in a Colorado hotel room — he said the sex was consensual and charges were eventually dropped. However, Vanessa told NYMag.com’s The Cut that the couple is “working on things.” Remember when all it took for her to stand by Kobe during the rape allegations was an 8.5 carat diamond ring? I wonder what kind of gifts she gets when Kobe comes home from a losing streak on the road? The Lakers should make her an honorary assistant coach. She could be really motivational. [NYMag.com via Dlisted]
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux took a private jet to New York City for his birthday celebration, and sat side-by-side at Manhattan’s Blue Hill restaurant looking “like a long-term couple in love,” a source tells People. Then Theroux—who had been “dying” to propose—whipped out an eight-carat diamond ring, reports the Daily Mail. “It’s a huge emerald-cut diamond. It’s a rectangle with tapered diamond baguettes on the sides,” a friend tells Life & Style. “Just after Jen got engaged, she called all her friends and told them about it. She was so happy and said she loves the ring. I think she was overwhelmed and overjoyed by the size and beauty of it!” Read more…
Last night, Jon Stewart went easy on Robert Pattinson, whose appearance on “The Daily Show” was his first since his ‘Twilight” co-star/girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, was busted publicly cheating on him with director Rupert Sanders. Jokingly (but sweetly) offering him a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, Stewart said that for young people, breaking up sometimes feels “like the would is ending … this is the first time I’ve seen the world react that way.” An awkward situation, graciously handled by both fellows. Clip above!