On Tuesday we learned the somewhat surprising but not altogether shocking news that actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds decided to end their marriage … and today we get to see photos snapped a few months ago in Barcelona, Spain of ScarJo hanging out with a handsome, mysterious man … who is NOT Ryan Reynolds. Now just because the pair were vacationing together does not mean anything untoward was going on … but in light of the couple’s split (which, I understand, happened “some time ago”) these photos might take on new meaning. People magazine is reporting that Ryan tried to keep things together with Scarlett but she wasn’t interested so … HMMMM:
Confronting the problems that distance had created in their marriage, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson at first believed the relationship might not be irretrievably broken, a source close to Reynolds tells PEOPLE. The source says Johansson, in particular, was feeling the strain, and that Reynolds tried to improve their situation. “At first it was … let’s fix this,” the source says. “And then it got to the point where it was just, if it’s not working, it’s not working. He’s an adult, and he finally just said they should stop.” The couple’s age difference – she is 26, he is 34 – may also have been a factor. “She’s young, and that played into how she’s able to deal with things,” the source says. The source believes the couple decided “pretty recently” to divorce, before the problems got any worse. “They’re doing it this way because there’s no drama, there’s no cheating, there’s no nothing. These are just two people who love each other who are not going to be together anymore.” As for reports that Reynolds was involved with costar Blake Lively, several sources insist it isn’t true. “They worked together and got along really well,” says a source. “But there’s not more to it.” Another source adds that Reynolds is planning to let Johansson file for divorce first. And following the dissolution of their two-year marriage, healing will take time. “Ultimately, this is the best thing to keep both of them happy and healthy in the long run,” the source says. “But yeah, he’s sad. They both are.”
The age difference does make sense … Scarlett is still very young, very likely still sowin’ her oats while Ryan is older, ready to settle down. It sounds like they just want different things right now. Now, as for this new dude … who knows what is really going on but earlier today we learned that single girl Scarlett took off to Jamaica with her BFFs to enjoy some downtime so … yeah, I’m thinkin’ she’s just happy to be single again. I really fell for Ryan, tho. He seems like such a sweetheart … it’s a bummer that his marriage didn’t work out. I’m sure he’ll bounce back when he’s good and ready. I just hope he finds the right girl next time … he is so worth settling down with Mrs. Right.
[Photo credit: INFdaily; Source]
Posted under: Scarlett Johansson
Uh oh! We’ve got another celebrity break-up to discuss … and this one is even bigger than Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter‘s split. The very married Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have split up! Despite the fact that both Ryan and Scarlett have recently professed their love for one another in the press, TMZ reports that the couple are living apart and are planning to divorce. Sad but true, ScRyan are dunzo, y’all!
TMZ has learned Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have separated. We’re told Ryan and Scarlett are living apart. And we’re told it’s amicable. We’re told Ryan and Scarlett are living apart. And we’re told it’s amicable. Ryan and Scarlett released a statement through their rep, telling TMZ,
“After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
Ryan told GQ in September, Scarlett was “the best part” of his life, though he said having a family was “a few years down the road.” Ryan was named PEOPLE magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive last month. Interesting — the couple was rarely seen out together. The most visible appearance — at the Tony Awards this past June. The couple was married in September, 2008.
It’s strange, the couple kinda popped up out of nowhere when they started going out … then the secret wedding … and now the sudden split. Doesn’t it kinda sound like they rushed into things a bit and ended up figuring out that they weren’t meant to be married? As you may recall, Ryan was engaged to Alanis Morissette shortly before he left her for Scarlett … now Alanis is happily married and expecting the birth of her first child. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the death of ScRyan in the days to come … still, as surprising as this news is … I can’t say I’m totally shocked. What do y’all think?
The Death of Zanessa
Dexter co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter aren’t the only celeb couple calling it quits this week … High School Musical co-stars and real life sweethearts Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have, too, decided to end their relationship. Altho Zanessa were not attached in any legal sense, they’ve been dating for years! But, alas, young love can be a fickle thing. Zac and Vanessa are dunzo, y’all!
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are over … The two, who started dating when they were just teenagers costarring in the hit High School Musical franchise, recently called it quits. “It’s nothing dramatic,” one source said. “There’s no third party involved.” Says another source, “They were together for so long. It just ran its course.” Sources insist they remain friends.
While Zanessa lasted longer than I thought they would I can’t say I’m terribly surprised that their relationship has run its course. They are both so young, it makes sense that they would decide to test the waters with other folks. To be honest, I really liked Zac and Vanessa together … they made a great pair and seemed well-suited for one another. Who knows, maybe they’ll end up together again some day? In the meantime, I’ll be very interested to see who they’ll each hook up with next.
Wouldn’t Zac make a great boyfriend for Taylor Swift?
Apparently, the couple have been separated for "some time"
Very sad news to pass along today … Dexter co-stars and real life husband and wife Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter have decided to end their marriage after only about 2 years together. I first got word of this split while on an airplane late yesterday and I literally gasped out loud and frightened the woman seated next to me. Needless to say, I was very shocked and bummed to hear the news that MCH and Jennifer Carpenter are dunzo:
After nearly two years of marriage, Dexter stars Michael C. Hall, 39, and Jennifer Carpenter, 31, are divorcing. An exclusive joint statement to EW from their representatives read: “Having been separated for some time, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall have filed for divorce.” Both reps add that the split was amicable. The couple — who met on the set of the Showtime drama, in which she plays his foster sister — married on December 31, 2008. Hall completed treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this year.
I have to admit … I thought it was odd when it was first reported that MCH and Jennifer were dating, but only because they play brother and sister on Dexter and I had a hard time seeing them as non relations. But once I got used to the idea that they were romantically involved, I really loved them together. When MCH endured his cancer battle and came out victorious, I was so happy to know that Jennifer was by his side the whole way. We do not know what the cause of the split was nor do we know when the couple first became separated … but we do know now that the couple are over. As you may know, the 5th season of Dexter just ended on Sunday and then news of the split came yesterday on Monday … it’s clear they held off on announcing the news until the Dexter finale. Since they are both very talented professionals, I don’t expect this split to ruin their working relationship on the show (Dexter will be back for Season 6) but still … it’s a major bum out :(
"Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me"
Yesterday we got a sneak preview of Christina Aguilera‘s new interview with People magazine wherein she opens up, again, about her split from hubby Jordan Bratman. As you may recall, in the quotes we read yesterday, Xtina confirmed (all too quickly, IMHO) that she is currently dating Matthew Rutler. Today we get to read a few more comments from Xtina‘s new People interview, comments which focus more on the demise of her marriage to Jordy:
Christina Aguilera remembers vividly how she felt as she signed the papers in her divorce from music exec Jordan Bratman. “Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it,” the Burlesque star, 29, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “I really didn’t want to hurt Jordan, and I felt torn about splitting our family up.” The decision to end her marriage of five years was not easy for Aguilera, but she strongly felt she had to do what she thought best for her and Jordan’s 2-year-old son. “When you’re unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer,” says the Grammy-winning pop singer, whose own parents’ tumultuous relationship led to divorce when she was 7. “That’s the last thing I wanted for my son.”
The full text of Xtina‘s interview with People magazine, which will undoubtedly include more about her new relationship with Matthew, will be available in this week’s issue of the mag on newsstands tomorrow. I still think it’s a bad idea to rebound so publicly with a new relationship so soon after filing for divorce but every couple is different and every situation is different. I still have my suspicions about what is really going on with Xtina and her private life but in the end, I only wish her all the happiness in the world.
Newly separated and currently divorcing couple Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were spotted at lunch together at a hotel restaurant here in LA recently and it looks like they were discussing everything other than getting back together. Of course, it’s impossible to know what the pair were talking about based on only photos but my guess is that the couple were not talking reconciliation:
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria reunited for a lunch date in L.A. on Wednesday — two weeks after she filed to divorce him in Cali … which was followed by Tony’s own filing in Texas. Awwwwkward. They met on neutral ground … at a hotel in the L.A. area. Tony was in town because his San Antonio Spurs played the Clippers last night — but based on Eva’s gestures and Tony’s expressions … we’re guessing there was little hoops strategy discussed.
TMZ has a bunch of photos from this awkward lunch HERE. It should also be noted that Eva and Tony met privately, without any lawyers present. It sounds like they wanted to get a few things straight between them before their legal representatives hammer out the final details in court. Based solely on this photo (Eva‘s stance, the look on Tony‘s face) it would appear that Eva is the one in the driver’s seat. HMMMM.
[Photo credit: GSI; Source]
Posted under: Eva Longoria, Tony Parker
It's about that time
Last Wednesday we learned the shocking news that Eva Longoria had filed for divorce from hubby of 3 years Tony Parker. On Saturday we learned that Tony filed divorce papers of his own. Today, right on schedule, we get our first look at the Taiwanese animated video from Next Media that chronicles the much-publicized split between Eva and Tony:
LOL! I mean … it may not be as funny as some of the other animations we’ve seen but your news story isn’t a news story until it’s been turned into a Taiwanese animated video. Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
Posted under: Eva Longoria, Tony Parker
No Lovelace for Lindsay
Welp, it looks like Lindsay Lohan‘s dream of playing a hardcore porn star in her next feature film has been dashed … because she has just been “let go” from playing Linda Lovelace in Matthew Wilder‘s upcoming film Inferno. As you may know, L. Lo is currently rehabbing in a Sober Living House at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA and, apparently, her ongoing rehab has forced producers to fire her from Inferno and more forward without her:
You snooze, you lose. You violate probation and have to take an extended stay in rehab…you lose. Despite previous assurances that the production was ready and waiting for Lindsay Lohan, Inferno director Matthew Wilder exclusively tells E! News that his Linda Lovelace biopic is moving on without the troubled star. “We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan,” Wilder says. “We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard” … “We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support,” Wilder says. “Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her—and some other issues—have made it impossible for us to go forward.” Lohan made a brief stop at her West Hollywood condo last weekend, but is currently residing at sober living facility affiliated with the Betty Ford Center out in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She must remain in rehab until at least Jan. 3, per the terms of her probation. Her rep tells E! News, “Lindsay is dedicated to her recovery and together they decided to move forward without her.”
Um, hello … this is THE BEST NEWS EVER for Lindsay Lohan! I was never on board with her decision to play Linda Lovelace in Inferno, particularly because of the hardcore nudity and violence that is promised in the film. To be honest, the role just sounds exploitative … particularly where Lindsay is concerned. I think it is absolutely for the best for Lindsay to NOT play the role of a hardcore drug abuser as soon as she gets out of drug and alcohol rehab. Actually, I don’t think Lindsay should be filming any movies immediately after she gets out of rehab (i.e. she should spend as much time as possible staying away from the temptations of Hollywood) but she REALLY should not be stripping nude in character as a drug addict. Yeah, this is good news for Lindsay … and her fragile sobriety.
Posted under: 'Inferno', Lindsay Lohan
What's good for the goose ...
On Wednesday Eva Longoria filed for divorce from her husband Tony Parker here in LA after 3 years of marriage. Yesterday, Tony Parker filed divorce papers of his own but in Texas rather than California. While Eva cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce in her paperwork, Tony is claiming a “discord or conflict of personalities” in his divorce papers. Whatever the case may be, the couple are Double Dunzo, y’all!
Now it’s Tony Parker’s turn. After wife Eva Longoria filed divorce papers in Los Angeles, the NBA star did the same in a Texas court, reports E!. Parker’s divorce petition cites the standard legal cause of “discord or conflict of personalities,” according to TMZ. The dueling divorce filings come amid reports Parker, 28, who plays for the San Antonio Spurs, cheated on the 35-year-old Desperate Housewives star. Longoria alleges Parker exchanged hundreds of emails with Erin Barry, the wife of a former teammate.
I’m not entirely sure why Tony feels the need to file divorce papers of his own. I understand there is a prenuptial agreement in place and that Eva is going after spousal support. Clearly Tony has been counseled by his attorneys to file divorce papers of his own in Texas as a means for him to try and get the better end of the deal. You may recall that we heard from Tony yesterday when he publicly commented on his split from Eva … Tony claims that he knew the divorce was coming but, still, he let her file first and then he decided to file for divorce afterward. Something tells me that this divorce will not be as amicable as I previously thought … my guess is that he said / she said biz is just getting started.
Posted under: Eva Longoria, Tony Parker
On Wednesday, the very day that she filed for divorce from her husband Tony Parker, Eva Longoria spoke out in a short interview for the first time about her pending divorce. Today, we get to hear from Tony in an official statement of his own concerning his split from wifey Eva. According to Tony, he knew that the divorce was coming … and he denies that it was he who started divorce proceedings first:
“Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately. I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles. I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California. We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private.”
Short, terse and to the point. It makes sense that Tony would want to get an official statement of his own on the public record, just so he can chime in an have his say. It’s also very smart for him not to address the emotional cheating allegations at all … but his silence does make it seem like he is guilty. It is very clear that Eva is in the driver’s seat where this divorce is concerned and it sounds like Tony will just be going along for the ride. Now that he’s had his say, I think his best bet is to stay quiet, keep his head down and just ride out the storm to splitsville. I fully expect that we will be seeing Eva on magazine covers and hearing from her again about this divorce in coverstory interviews to come. My guess is that she will maximize the attention as best she can.
Posted under: Tony Parker