"This is a very difficult time for our family"
Welp, another celebrity marriage has bit the dust. Yesterday it was revealed that Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Leticia have decided to end their marriage of 17 years by filing for divorce. The couple, who are enjoying new found fame as the parents of Miley Cyrus, released a joint statement about their split … read on:
Miley Cyrus’s parents, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, are divorcing after 17 years of marriage, they tell PEOPLE. “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,” they say in a statement. “We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” The couple have five children, including the pop star. Divorce papers were filed Wednesday in Tennessee citing irreconcilable differences.
And so … the question becomes … which Cyrus parent will have managing control over their famous daughter? Despite the niceness expressed in their joint statement, things get very ugly in divorce proceedings. Invariably the issue of money will come up and that’s when things get nasty. Sure, both Billy Ray and Tish will still stay extremely rich but one of them will end up being richer … and that richer parent will be the one who wins Miley in the divorce. HMMMM. They’re being nice now … I wonder how long ’til the cracks begin to show.
The mostly stable 'Gossip Girl' co-star lovebirds have called it quits
Blake Lively and Penn Badgely — Gossip Girl co-stars, who have enjoyed a hot and cold romantic relationship on-screen and a semi-stable real relationship off-screen — have decided to end their 3 year relationship. According to press reps for both of the actors, BlakeLey decided to call it quits after successfully maintaining a loving relationship for almost the entire duration of their TV show … but, alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Blake and Penn are dunzo, y’all!
Just like their onscreen counterparts Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey, Gossip Girl costars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have ended their real-life romance, too. A rep for both stars has confirmed their breakup. Lively, 23, and Badgley, 23, have been linked since 2007, though they initially denied their romance, saying they were just friends and costars. Since 2008, however, the two have gone public with their relationship, appearing together at events and, often, hand-in-hand in New York City. Most recently, the former couple went shopping for candles together at Henry Bendel in New York last weekend … Despite their often public displays of affection, the pair mostly remained mum about their relationship, with Lively telling Allure recently, “I don’t comment on my relationships. . . . My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.”
Many of you will recall that we have seen many photos of Blake and Penn gettin’ it on on the public streets of NYC in the past couple of years but I guess all of that is over. I have to say, I was always very impressed with the way Blake and Penn carried themselves as a couple. They always seemed very affectionate and did a pretty great job of not talking about their relationship in the press … which is prolly why they lasted so long. I, for one, am bummed by this news … I thought they made a great couple. Clearly, they think otherwise.
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The once-successful spin-off from 'The Hills' dies a quiet death
Earlier this week Whitney Port, who previously starred in MTV‘s hit TV series The Hills before she starred in her own NYC-based spin-off The City, spoke with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM here in LA and confessed that she did not believe that The City would live to see another season. Today The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that MTV has officially canceled the series. Despite the fact that MTV did everything they could to send off The Hills, which ended its run earlier this year, with a bang … it looks like The City will just fade away into the land of dunzoness with nary a peep:
After months of speculation, MTV officially announced on Monday that “The City” has been cancelled. “‘The City’ will not be returning to MTV for season three,” an MTV spokesperson tells THR exclusively. “Whitney has been a part of our family for many years and we wish her and the cast the best, and hope to collaborate with them again.” The show’s star, Whitney Port, spoke on air with Ryan Seacrest Monday morning about the fate of the series. “As of right now it doesn’t really look like we’re doing it anymore,” Port said on Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show. The spin-off of the network’s wildly popular series, “The Hills,” developed a stable viewership in its two seasons, but failed to perform as well as its juggernaut predecessor. Port’s “Hills” co-star Lauren Conrad announced earlier this month to THR her return to the network and has already begun taping her second MTV series.
And that, folks, is that. While I was marginally entertained by The City, it wasn’t a show that I thought would live very long … turns out, I was right. The last season was interesting only because Elle magazine editor Joe Zee made the show worth watching. I understand Joe managed to get a show of his own away from The City and my guess is that MTV decided to kill the show since they lost the only credible stylista on the series. While news of this cancellation isn’t at all surprising, I guess it is a bit sad. Now that both The Hills and The City are dunzo, it truly feels like that era of MTV programming is now completely over. Trust me, I get that the shows evolved into vapid meaningless over the years but there was a time when those shows, those characters were THE most fun thing to watch on TV. But, all things must come to an end … and it has come for The City.
It won’t be long until we’re mourning the death of Jersey Shore because as popular as the show is right now, it won’t last forever.
UPDATE: Whitney Port says her goodbyes to The City on her official blog HERE.
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A couple of weekends ago we got our first look at some of the cast of The Hangover 2 filming their first scenes for the much-anticipated sequel film. Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Mel Gibson was cast in the film to make a cameo as an “angry tattoo artist” to not only try and help revive his career but also to, I’m sure, to capitalize a bit on his notoriety. It turns out that Mel will NOT be appearing in The Hangover 2 after all, because many people involved in the film pressured the director to fire him … because those people do NOT want to appear in the same movie as Mel Gibson:
Mel Gibson’s planned cameo in “The Hangover Part II” has been canceled. Warner Bros. Pictures and director Todd Phillips say the embattled actor won’t be appearing in the sequel to the popular ensemble comedy. Gibson’s cameo role as a tattoo artist in the film was announced earlier this week. Phillips said Thursday that producers supported his decision to cast Gibson, who has been engaged in a high-profile custody battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, but the decision “ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.” The film is set to reunite Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms, who starred in the 2009 summer blockbuster. The sequel is scheduled for release next year.
Among the most vocal stars of the film who angrily voiced their displeasure that Gibson had been cast in the film was Zach Galifianakis. I have to say, I was totally annoyed when I heard that Mel Gibson was cast in Hangover 2 because I have no intention of ever supporting any of his professional endeavors again. The man is an admitted anti-Semite, homophobe, racist and misogynist … proved by his own words. My first thought after I heard about his cameo role was, Well, I guess I won’t be seeing The Hangover 2. Now that he has been fired from the movie, I can resume my plan to see the film when it gets released next year. I doubt that Mel Gibson will be persona non grata forever … after all, people (in Hollywood, particularly) have a short memory span … but I’m quite relieved that folks haven’t forgotten just yet what a scuzzball Mel Gibson truly is.
A horse show of unity
It’s been a little over a week since we learned that Courteney Cox and David Arquette had split up and since that time David has been shoving his foot in his mouth and then apologizing for blabbing about the couple’s break-up. Over the weekend, tho, the estranged couple reunited here in SoCal in a show of unity for their daughter Coco Riley. Courteney and David played happy parents at Coco‘s horse show on Sunday:
Things looked anything but tense between Courteney Cox and David Arquette on Oct. 17, when they reunited at Malibu Equestrian Park for 6-year-old daughter Coco’s horse show. Just 6 days after announcing their shocking trial separation, the estranged spouses were affectionate, exchanging hugs and tender glances as they cheered on Coco’s event. “David would wrap his arm around her, and Courteney rubbed his back,” an onlooker says in the new Us Weekly, out Wednesday. Afterwards, the family celebrated at their $9.2 million Malibu home, where Cox, 46, lives with Coco (Arquette, 39, has been staying at their Beverly Hills property since the split). Does this bode well for the future of their 11 year union? “The thing they care most about is Coco,” an insider tells Us. “That’s what they’re saddest about. They don’t want to do anything to hurt her.”
I’m not confident at all that the couple plan to get back together in any romantic way. In fact, I can see how Courteney‘s relationship with David might evolve into something like the relationship her Cougar Town character enjoys with her ex-husband on the show. On Cougar Town, Courteney‘s character and her ex-husband are very good friends, united by their love for their son. It seems to me that that fictional relationship on the show is prolly very telling of the couple’s real life relationship. Both Courteney and David are co-executive producers on Cougar Town so, yeah, it makes sense. However the couple’s relationship evolves, I’m certain their daughter Coco will be their paramount concern.
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“It’s not easy, and there have been a lot of tears and sadness"
It’s been a little over a week now since we first heard that Christina Aguilera has split from her husband Jordan Bratman and it is exactly one week since she officially filed for divorce. Today, for the first time, we are hearing from Xtina herself about the split in a new interview that she gave to Redbook magazine:
The day after news of her separation from husband Jordan Bratman broke last week, Christina Aguilera, who will appear on the December cover of REDBOOK, spoke exclusively to the magazine about how she was coping with the split. “It’s not easy, and there have been a lot of tears and sadness,” she said. “It’s impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight. Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on. On days when it feels impossible to even get out of bed, much less function as a mother, their support and encouragement have kept me moving forward.” When asked about the details, rumors (of infidelity on both sides), and whether she and Jordan, whom she married in November 2005, had tried couples therapy to resolve their issues, Christina answered, “Out of respect for my husband, I prefer to keep the specifics private. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to make it through each day. Her focus during this rough, emotional time, she said, was her son, who turns three in January. “Thankfully, I have Max to keep me on a sane path. His needs and happiness are my top priorities, and my biggest concern is to protect him and make him feel safe.”
Now, you may recall that Xtina issued a public statement about the split early last week but that came from her publicist, these are Xtina‘s words on the matter. The December issue of Redbook magazine will feature Xtina on the cover and will go in more depth about her take on why her marriage fell apart. I wonder how long, if ever, it’ll take for us to hear from Jordy. My guess is that Xtina will run the show even as the couple’s divorce becomes final. Her side of the story may be the only one we get to hear for a very long time.
A new report claims that Jordy was jealous of Sam
It’s been a week since we first learned that the marriage between Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman is dunzo and in that time rumors have been flying around over what was the cause of the split. One particularly popular rumor is that Xtina‘s marriage to Jordy couldn’t survive her alleged cheating … particularly with other women. Of course, none of those rumors have been confirmed … so it’s all pretty much hearsay. Today, a new report from the TMZ offshoot website TooFab is claiming that Xtina‘s close relationship (whatever that means) with Samantha Ronson is at least partly to blame for the divorce … because Jordan was jealous of Sam:
Following Christina Aguilera’s Oct. 14 divorce filing from music producer Jordan Bratman, 33, speculation has run rampant as to what led to the split. It seems that a major factor was the 29-year-old singer’s increasingly close, emotional friendship with deejay (and Lindsay Lohan’s ex) Samantha Ronson, 33, a source tells TooFab. “Christina’s been friends with Sam for a while, like they all went to Cabo in September with Nicole Richie, but they were hanging out a lot more in recent months, and they created a new posse of girls that Christina hung out with, so it started to be really frustrating for Jordan, that she had this relationship with these girls, but particularly this close one with Sam,” the source tells TooFab. “Jordan was feeling less than a man. It seemed like she was more interested in hanging out with Sam than him. This had been going on for several months.” As an aside, the source tells TooFab that Ronson’s ex, Lindsay Lohan, was also unnerved by her relationship with Aguilera, 29. “It caused a lot of problems with Lohan and Sam. Before [Lohan] went into rehab, she was really frustrated with her relationship with Sam because of the Aguilera thing. She was extremely jealous.”
I find it a bit puzzling that people are so quick to assume that something romantic is going on between Xtina and Sam just because they like to hang out. The implication is that just because Samantha is gay then every woman she hangs out with she must be sexually involved with? No. I’m not saying that there is nothing romantic going on between them, I’m just saying that the assumptions being made are totally ridiculous. In the end, whatever relationship Xtina has with Samantha is beside the point. Xtina and Jordy‘s relationship fell apart because of their own personal issues. Whether or not Xtina and Sam are good friends or goooood friends is nobody’s business but their own. And let’s remember, these rumors and reports are all based on nameless sources … all of it should be taken with a huge grain of salt.
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"All you fuck-head Jersey Shore wannabes can go back to the suburbs"
Taking a cue from some nightclubs around the world, the city of Stonnington in the South East Melbourne region of Australia has decided to BAN all use of Ed Hardy clothing within their city limits. Here is the message that was posted by Stonnington officials on the window of a shut down Ed Hardy boutique in town:
I have no words … except to say, Bravo! I mean … this is just too awesome for words. I think I might have to pack my bags and move my ass to Stonnington. Woot!
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Stocks crash on the 'Wall Street 2' lovebirds' relationship
When last we saw lovebirds and co-stars Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan, they were making their way to LA together so that they could attend the 2010 Academy Awards together (she was a nominee). Since that time, the couple have not really spent a lot of time together … probably due to the fact that the couple, Oh Sh-arey, are dunzo!
Starring in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps was good for Carey Mulligan’s bank balance, but it does not seem to have brought any lasting satisfaction in her love life. Mandrake hears that the 25-year-old actress is returning to Britain after cooling her relationship with Shia LaBeouf, 24, who played her boyfriend in the film. “I’m moving back to England: it’s a long story,” she told friends at the premiere of her latest film, Never Let Me Go, in the West End of London. When I asked the actress, who was a boarder at Woldingham School, in Surrey, why she was returning just a few months after she had professed her love for New York, she was demure. “I am spending some more time here at the moment,” she said. “Just spending time with my family, really” … In May, the actress, who was nominated at the Academy Awards for her role in An Education, said: “I love New York, maybe more than Los Angeles or London. I could live in New York. I think I’m happiest [there].”
Alas … another young relationship fritters away and dies. Shia recently flipped out on a paparazzo photographer who dared to photograph him, perhaps he was just pissy that his relationship with Carey had come to an end. Ah well … I suppose the old adage is true … ’tis better to have love and lost than never to have loved at all.
Oh yeah, they’re dunzo for sure. After it was reported on Tuesday that Christina Aguilera and hubby Jordan Bratman had split up and after Xtina issued a very vague statement about the split comes news today that she has just filed for divorce from her husband of just about 5 years. Whereas the couple claimed that there was nothing official about their split previously, this latest move on Xtina‘s part makes the dunzoness SO official:
Just days after confirming that she had separated on Sept. 11 from her husband Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce, a source close to the singer confirms to PEOPLE. In the papers, Aguilera cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. She also asked for joint physical and legal custody of their son, Max.
TMZ has the divorce papers HERE, reveals that there is a prenuptial agreement in place and is circulating the rumor that it was cheating on Xtina‘s part that led to the initial split. HMMM. I mean, we may never know who if anyone cheated in that relationship but one thing is for sure … this break-up has gone from a mere separation to a full-on divorce. I suppose any chance of a reconciliation has pretty much been squashed. In the end, it’s prolly for the best in the long run … but still, it’s so sad to see a marriage come to an end.