Archive | June, 2012

6/29

29 Jun

ADELE IS PREGNANT!!

It’s going to be sweet lullabies for Adele and her boyfriend, charity founder, Simon Konecki’s, new baby!

Oh yea, did we mention…ADELE IS PREGNANT! The Brit singer announced the news today via her blog, saying, “Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx.”

No news on when the baby is due, or what Adele’s future musical plans are, but here’s hoping she’s up for bringing a baby to the studio because we need some new Adele tunes in all our lives pronto!

Tom Cruise is ‘Crusin’ Out of His Marriage

It was only a couple of months ago that rumors began flying of Tom Cruise and Katies Holmes adding to their family with another baby, but it turns out the rumors couldn’t be further from the truth. This morning the couple announced that they have filed for divorce.

The duo, who have 6-year-old daughter, Suri, have always been private, and so it will remain. “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” said Katie’s lawyer in a statement.

Rumors are that it was Katie who initiated the divorce, and she now wants sole custody of Suri. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest,” added her lawyer.

Lauryn Hill May Be Heading to Jail

It’s been a while since R&B singer, Lauryn Hill, has been in the headlines, but she’s back, and not for the right reasons. After failing to pay her taxes for three years, the IRS had enough and filed chargers against her, which Lauryn pleaded guilty towards. Although the fate of her possible three years in prison is in the hands of a judge, Lauryn’s attorney doesn’t think the celeb is getting fair treatment. “There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability. They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was,” he said. 

At a yearly income of $1.8 million, why didn’t Lauryn just pay her taxes? Think of a better defense Mr. Lawyer.

Ann Curry is Out and Savannah Gurthrie Is In

Rumors spread quickly regarding Ann Curry’s ax from the Today show, and as quick as the rumors started they were confirmed. After being tested out as a guest co-host yesterday, NBC legal analyst, Savannah Guthrie, is taking over Curry’s gig as morning host. No concrete details have been released about why Curry was let go, or any severance checks the network cut her, but it’s bound to come out soon!

The Jenner Sister’s New Project

Trying to follow in the footsteps of their famous sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner found a way to milk their family fame, but not in the way of a cliche role in a cheesy movie, or an awful auto-tuned pop album. Instead, the youngest Jenners are penning a teen novel. The book, set to be released next summer, is an action/romantic/futuristic journey of a young girl, which Kendall and Kylie say was inspired by the girl power antics of The Hunger Games and Twilight.

I’m sure their mom-ager, Kris Jenner, is excited about the future 10% commission check!

Liam Hemsworth’s Slip of the Tongue

While accepting an award in Australia, Liam Hemsworth sent the media into a frenzy when he told audiences that he and Miley Cyrus here already married.

“I was fortunate enough to get called back in to read with my now fiancée, who I recently got engaged to…and we read together and fell in love and now we’re married,” he said.

After the gasps of the audiences made Liam realize what he just said, the Aussie went into immediate damage control mode, and quickly added, “well not married yet, we will be.”

Whether it was an honest mistake or an epic spill the beans moment, I wouldn’t be shocked if the young couple pulled another one over on the world and already got hitched.

 

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Just Full of New Lies

27 Jun

It was pretty little progress last night on Pretty Little Liars, and it’s back to the drawing board for all the PLL fans who think they had the whole thing figured out.

Here’s what we DID learn on last night’s episode:

Melissa was the black swan: After breaking into her apartment in Philly, and nearly getting caught, the girls found a feather that matched the mask on the black swan, and Melissa had no way of denying it.

Melissa lost her baby right after Ian died: Turns out Melissa was lying about being pregnant for months. Her excuse? The pressure of being in the local spotlight after Ian’s murder was too much to handle and adding a public miscarriage would have put her over the edge.

Garrett knows too much: Garrett knows about Melissa’s fake pregnancy, and so did his public defender, who was going to call in a witness during Garrett’s trial to testify about Melissa’s lies. Spencer and Melissa’s mom thought that would look too suspicious in the eye’s of the juror, and that’s why she decided to take on Garrett’s case herself.

The Dirty Cop is Back: The dirty cop, that briefly dated Hanna’s mom, is back, and sketchier than ever! He visited Mona during her no visitors punishment at Radley, and he’s on to the girl’s lie about being at Spencer’s lakehouse on the night that Ali’s remains were dug up.

“A” is Targeting Caleb: Caleb finally had enough of Hanna’s secret, and broke up with her after she failed to divulge any information in his last attempt to open her up. Caleb is now on his own, and it doesn’t look good for the long haired, computer hacker, because A is targeting his family in Montecito, already running his mother off the road and causing a car accident.

What We DON’T Know:

What Jason is Up To: After assuring Spencer he was done hunting down the thief that has Ali’s remains, Jason makes a suspicious phone call to an unknown person, whom he tells to, “meet him in the parking lot,” and then writes a reward check to for $50,000.

What Melissa is Up To: Although her sob may have seemed to convince Spencer and their mom of her innocence, Melissa’s water facet tears, and curious smirk while walking to her bedroom are enough for any viewer to know she’s still shady.

The Story Behind Maya’s “Cousin:” After paying Emily a visit and claiming he was Maya’s out-of-town cousin, this new character just doesn’t sit right with me. After only a brief stay, he is quick to take Emily’s letter to Maya’s parents and “deliver” it himself. As quick as he came in, he was gone, and if you have watched PLL from the beginning you know no character is here and gone that quick without a purpose.

Who Has Ali’s Remains OR Who “A” Is: The two biggest question of the season still remain. Ali’s remains are still MIA and the new “A” is still on the loose. 

While many questions are still unanswered after this episode, my biggest concern is WHERE IS EZRA FITZ? Yes, Jason, and Caleb are quite the lookers themselves, but an episode without Mr. Fitz is just not acceptable.

….until next time!

‘Dance Moms’ Appropriately Goes ‘Hunger Games’

27 Jun

A child’s fight to the death was the theme of this week’s group dance on Dance Moms, but really it should have been the mothers, not the daughters, thrown into the bloody arena.

Fresh off her no show solo at the previous competition, Brooke rendered up enough guts to ask Abby for the weekend off in order to attend her first middle school formal. Sticking with her “everyone is replaceable,” philosophy Abby brought in 14-year old, and previously hated, dancer, Payton, to replace Brooke in a Hunger Game inspired group dance.

Payton, was the lead in the number, prompting Christie and Kelly to go psycho on Leslie, Payton’s mom, who previously had a throw down with the ladies last season when Payton got kicked out of the group.

The women accused Payton of bullying their younger daughters, but after the usual fighting and teeth sucking, the entire group made it to “the biggest dance competition in the country,” as Abby reiterated to the girls and their mothers five times before getting on the bus to Starpower in Virginia.

The group dance placed second over all, and Maddie beat out Chloe for the Junior Miss title. Christi, Chloe’s mother, complained that the reason for her daughter’s defeat was poor choreography on Abby’s part, but Abby didn’t stick around long enough to hear her rant, because she was already down the street with Maddie and Melissa for Maddie’s secretly planned second solo of the day at another competition.

While the women were going bonkers in the green room, down the street Maddie was winning her second title of the day. The girls packed up their make up and got back on the bus ready to rip Abby, Melissa, and probably 9-year-old Maddie a new one, but we won’t see that until next week!

…until next time!

6/27

27 Jun

Have you ‘Heard’ About Johnny Depp’s New Girlfriend?

First they were together, then they split up, then they were together again, but recently both parties have confirmed that Johnny Depp and his baby mama and girlfriend of over 10 years, Vanessa Paradis, have called it quits.

However, the sting doesn’t seem to be effecting Johnny too much, because rumor is he is already in another relationship with actress, Amber Heard. The two met while filming The Rum Diaries, and have been cozy ever since, prompting Amber to break up with her girlfriend and Johnny to buy her a horse! Sources are saying Vanessa is not too keen on the new budding romance, or any of Johnny’s new hook-ups for that matter, and was overheard saying, “If I see her, I’ll drown her!” Yikes!

Fans Still ‘Believe’ in the Biebs

Tracks from Justin Biebers fourth album leaked online before it’s release, but the free preview didn’t hurt the record’s debut week’s numbers. “Believe” has officially become Justin’s fourth #1 album, selling 374,000 copies and breaking Madonna’s previously held record for biggest debut this year. Who would have guessed the Bieber flash in the pan has turned out to be an epic lightening storm?

Bethenny Frankel Reveals 90’s Past

Who knew Bethenny Frankel did more in her past then just walk around the streets of New York as not yet anyone’s wife, “housewife.” The reality star showed this picture (below) on her talk show this week and reminisced about her time working as a production assistant on the set of “Saved by the Bell.” Ahh yes, I remember those white and green striped polos. Remember that “Saved by the Bell” summer season? 

A ‘Real Housewives’ Daughter Gets Weight Loss Surgery

“If all else fails, Daddy will buy you the lap band surgery.” This was “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” husband, Albert Manzo’s, solution to his daughter’s frustrating struggle with her weight. While filming the show, Lauren, 24, tried and failed at diet after diet until she finally gave up, and decided she was just going to enjoy life without worrying about food restrictions.

However, after being “depressed” over her weight, Lauren decided to take her rich dad up on his offer and got the lap band surgery. The reality daughter has lost 30 lbs. since the procedure but says people still call her approach to weight loss, “lazy.” Still, she is not regretting her decision, and is continuing to eating healthy and exercising to reach her goal weight of 120 lbs. “Getting the lap band was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” she said.

Check out Lauren’s before and after pictures below:

6/26

26 Jun

The Spice Girls Are Back….Well, Their Music at Least

Baby, Scary, Posh, Ginger, and Sporty reunited today in London to announce their newest project since their 2008 reunion world tour. The girls are joining forces with musical producers to create “Viva Forever,” a musical narrated and inspired by their 90’s hits. However exciting it may be, unless your living in or making the trip to jolly old England, you won’t get to see the show. Set to debut on December 11, the show will only be performed on London’s West End.

A-Listers Crash a Civilian Wedding in New Jersey

Imagine making place cards for Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron and Andrew Garfield, for your wedding. Well it was real life for producer Kevin Turen and  Evelina Oboza, whose New Jersey wedding this weekend was attended by such celebrities. Guests at the wedding said the A-list team joined the party as regular people, dancing the Hoorah and assisting the DJ. Check out the photo below of the Twilight couple with a group of fan girls who were also guests at the wedding. Ummm..Kristen, we know your super awkwardness is nothing new, but are you really wearing jeans to a wedding?

Zach Galifanakis Proposes to Much Younger Girlfriend

The 42-year-old funny man and Hangover star, is confirming he is engaged to his 29-year-old girlfriend, Quinn Lundberg. The two, who just announced the news, are not waiting long to tie the knot. Sources say the invitations have already been set out and the lucky date is August 11. Here’s to hoping his real life bachelor party is nothing like the one in his movies.

Casper and Pilot Inspektor Welcome a New Baby Brother

Topping the list of the weirdest celebrity baby names is My Name is Earl star Jason Lee’s son, famously crowned, Pilot Inspektor.  The actor and his wife recently made 8-year-old Pilot, and his 4-year-old sister, Casper, a big brother and sister respectively, when baby boy, Sonny, joined the clan this weekend. Far less weird of a name then Pilot and Casper the friendly ghost, but I’m sure old Sonny boy will face some teasing in his adolescent years too.

Baby Bingham Sees the Sun

Although he was born almost a year ago, Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy’s son, Bingham, hasn’t appeared on many magazine covers. However, the little blondie did get snapped by the paps while vacationing with mom and dad in Monaco. Perhaps one last vacation before Hudson starts filming her arc as Rachel’s NYC dance teacher on Glee. Take a look at the pic of baby pic below:

6/21

21 Jun

‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Gets a Trailer

The final installment of the Twilight franchise isn’t out until November, but rejoice fans around the world, because the officially trailer for the film has just been released. Check it out below:

Princess Diana Leaves Prince William a Huge Birthday Present

Britain’s most popular male royal turns 30 today, and although his mother, Princess Diana, isn’t alive to celebrate with him, she made sure to leave a very, very, VERY big gift. Before she died, Diana left her estate to her two sons, and now that he is of age, William gets to collect his share, a whopping $15.7 million!

The money, however, will not be spent on a big birthday bash, as sources say the prince and his wife, Kate, will be having a “low key affair.” If my wedding was watched by 2 billion people I think every event I hosted for the rest of my life would be low key.

Katy Perry Starts Her Own Record Label

It doesn’t matter if you’re a California girl, New York guy, or country gal, Katy Perry’s door to her new record label is wide open for talented musical artists. The label, which remains nameless, will be Katy’s next project after her movie debuts, and the singer confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she is, “preparing it now.”

‘Monster Inc.’ Gets a Prequel

The second we all watched the screen fade to black on one of the biggest cliffhangers of all time, the world knew that there would one day be a sequel to Monster’s Inc. Now, years later, the second installment of the monster’s movie is officially coming, but we may not learn anything about the fate of Boo. The movie, coming out next year, will be a prequel to original and will introduce us to Mike and Sully as college co-eds. Take a look at the trailer below:

Better Luck “Tomorrow,” Ann Curry

Today Show anchor, Ann Curry, will soon be singing her swan song on the NBC morning show, but will she be leaving on her own will or did she get the boot? Sources are saying that the network has been shopping around for replacements since the ratings for the show have been dropping, but no formal reason has been announced.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Manillo Are Having a Boy!

It looks like Nick Lachey and Vanessa Manillo’s new baby won’t be competing too much with Nick’s ex, Jessica Simpsons’s, new daughter, because the couple announced today that their first child, is going to be a boy! A second generation boy band perhaps?

 

 

 

The Trip of a Lifetime

20 Jun

Hello America, Goodbye Europe.

I can’t say I’m happy to be home, but I can say that these past 10 days of been the best 10 days of my life. Traveling Europe with your best friend, meeting amazing people and seeing breathtaking sites along the way is an experience that will be hard to top.

For anyone who doesn’t know, we started out our journey in London. We arrived in the afternoon and spent our evening on a river cruise of the Thames River, taking in the sites, including Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, etc. Our next day in London we mastered the Tube, did a little shopping, experienced some English cuisine (lattes and pub food), scoped out everything Harry Potter related,  and met two cuties who were off duty queen’s guard. After chatting with them and being mesmerized by their accents we parted ways and went on about our day. Don’t worry though we got all their information so next time we go to London we’ll be partying it up with the locals!

Next we hit Brussels, Belgium where we gorged ourselves with chocolate covered Belgian waffles, and later some friends from Amsterdam took us out for a drink. Let’s just say, thank goodness the police there had a sense of humor. Oops!

Germany was our next stop, where we took a river cruise and saw possibly one of the most beautiful towns I have ever seen, Rothenburg. The colored houses, cobble stone, castle backdrop, and wrought iron signs were truly picturesque. Known as a real life fairytale, it’s no wonder the place inspired the movie Pinocchio.

  After Germany we made our way to Austria where, after multiple attempts on both our parts to find out about each other, we met Andra and Brandon, two amazing people from Washington who I am so happy we got to spend the rest of our time in Europe with! Note to self: instead of just wondering what someone is like, go up to them and talk! You’ll find that great friends could be made with a simple “hello!”

It was on to Venice after our quick night in Austria where we toured the island, got lost, and ran into “glassblower.” Giving a new name to awkward eye contact, glassblower (since we don’t know his real name) could have been my new Italian husband if we just had enough time to stop and talk!

Verona was next where our green gum joined the community of thousands of other chewed pieces stuck to the walls under Juliette’s balcony. After a few picture ops in the market we made our way into Switzerland, my favorite place of all!

The first day in Switzerland we were treated to some time in Lugana, the most beautiful place on earth. While paddle boating on a crystal clear lake, we looked up and saw palm trees and designer shops on one side of us and lush green mountains complimented by the freaking Swiss alps, on the other. The scene is one that I will never forget, and truly was a “pinch me” moment. After Lugano we went to Lucerne, Switzerland, a place I WILL live one day.

The quaint town is surrounded by the Alps and a crystal blue lake, occupied by swans and boaters, enjoying life to the fullest. There is something to be said about the lifestyle in Switzerland, calm, relaxed, polite, and just plain out fun. I guess not being involved in any wars for 500 years does a country good.

After some shopping and a great visit by friends, we went to a Swiss folk show and ate fondue while watching people from all over the world chug beers, dance, chant, sing, and enjoy life like it should be enjoyed.

It turns out our friendly dinner wait staff was our perfect in to the night life of Switzerland and for the first time in my life I was the one who stayed out the longest. We hit three bars: a ritzy lounge, a black bear esque club (except with 5 floors and far less sketchy men), and an Irish pub, where we met more locals who tried to woo us with free drinks, American accents, and compliments.

After 2 hours of a sleep, and a not so pleasant hangover, Paris was our next destination, but not before a stop in Dijon, where the five year-olds were better dressed than us, and we hit a new record for longest time to get a check: 1 hour and 20 minutes! HILARIOUS!

Our next and final stop was Paris. By the time we made it there we were all a little tired of sight seeing so instead we decided to experience Paris a little differently. After hunting down a bakery, wine store, and meat shop, we had a bag full of goodies and a the perfect destination for the most amazing picnic ever: under the Eiffel Tower!

We spent about 8 hours under that tower, in a bed of flowers no less, preparing ourselves for when someone was going to wake us up from this dream. By the time the night was over our stomachs were full of “out of the bushes” wine, the camera was full of pictures, and our cheeks hurt from laughing so much.

The weather the morning we left was perfect for the circumstances: a rainy, cold day was appropriate for our feelings about leaving our new friends and this amazing trip that we waited so long to take.

Now back home in America, back to work, and back to the stresses of life, I know for sure that traveling the world, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures is what I should be doing. There is no other greater experience then being young and carefree and getting out to see what the rest of the world acts like, talks like, dresses like, looks like, smells like and tastes like.

The memories I have from this trip are ones that I will never forget. I don’t even need the pictures to remember the beautiful places I have seen, the amazing foods I tasted, the hilarious people I met or the interesting new things that I have learned. There are all in my heart forever, and I can only hope that I will be able to add to them as life goes on.