"The case has been settled"
Well that was fast. Less than two weeks after Katie Holmes stunned Tom Cruise with divorce papers after 5 years of marriage, Holmes‘s attorney has announced that a divorce settlement has been reached between the parties. As you may recall, Katie filed for divorce in the state of New York … she also made it clear that she was going after full custody of the couple’s only child Suri. Just a couple of days ago, we learned that the attorneys were working on a settlement — but I don’t think anyone expected the settlement to be made so quickly. The fact that a divorce settlement has been reached so quickly and that the settlement announcement is being made by Katie‘s attorney leads me to believe that she is getting exactly what she wants from this surprisingly quick divorce. Specifics about the settlement have not been made public but I am more convinced than ever that Katie Holmes is in control and she is getting everything that she wants from her split from Tom. Click below to read the official statement released by Katie‘s attorney Jonathan Wolfe and also read the joint official statement released by Katie and Tom. More »
Posted under: Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise
Lurve Is In The Air
PITNBrs, a helluva lot went down in celeb romance this year and it wasn’t all very pretty. Before we celebrate the celeb couples who are still going strong, we pay our respects to those couples we lost this year. Rest peacefully TomKat, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, The Arquettes, J-Lo and Marc Anthony, Heidi and Seal, Adam Levine and Anne V, Jennie Garth & Peter Facinelli and Zooey Deschanel & Ben Gibbard. Our hearts will go on. And perhaps, the following 10 celeb couples who are currently going strong will help us heal.
"I don't have any secrets I need kept anymore"
It is a Happy Independence Day for R&B singer Frank Ocean, of the music collective Odd Future, because today he is celebrating the freedom to be himself by coming out publicly as a gay man. Last night, Ocean posted a poignant and poetic letter on his official website making very clear that he is a gay man. Other outlets are suggesting Ocean‘s letter shows him to be bisexual but that is not at all the interpretation that I get from the letter. Like many gay men, Ocean tried to have romantic relationships with women (in order to try and fit in with convention) but, as his letter makes clear, those relationships were not fulfilling … not like the first love he felt for another man. Just because he attempted relationships with women does not, necessarily, make him bisexual. Click below to learn more about Frank Ocean‘s brave coming out and read the text of his beautiful letter in full. More »
Will You Still Love Her Tomorrow/After Spider-Man?
One of my Hollywood faves, Emma Stone, will play alongside her true-life boyfriend Andrew Garfield in this summer’s much-anticipated film The Amazing Spider-Man (in theaters NOW!). And I use the phrase ‘much-anticipated’ broadly— because many of us anticipate epic fails in abundance while others are legitimately excited to see what Emma and Andrew (and the rest of the cast) make of the story. This role represents something very different for Emma. While we still expect to see a little Stone-sian snark in the character of Gwen Stacy we also know that she’ll be a bit more reserved and vulnerable. The bottom line is that she’ll be a blond damsel in distress, and that’s not something we’re used to seeing from Emma‘s strong, outspoken characters.
Di, Another Day
Naomi Watts has been cast as the late Princess Diana in an upcoming biopic film titled Caught In Flight and before now, I really never thought that Naomi resembled Diana enough for the role. Today, new photos of Naomi on set in character as Diana have been released and I find myself shocked at how much like Di she looks. Check out the photos below and see for yourself. Judging by these first photos, Naomi Watts has seemingly transformed herself into Diana, the People’s Princess. More »
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be"
Um, you guys, Anderson Cooper just came out as a gay man. Andrew Sullivan, one of Anderson‘s good friends and writer for The Daily Beast, published a lengthy email written by Cooper that plainly states that he is a gay man. His email statement sounds genuine and could be, perhaps, the only way that Anderson Cooper felt comfortable coming out with his sexuality (ie. because he is a newscaster, maybe Anderson feels it would be more appropriate for someone else to share his news for him). Click below to read Anderson Cooper‘s statement in full and see what you think. More »
OK, 80′s kids/fans, I’ve got some pretty spectacular news to share today … a new line of high end dolls is being introduced at San Diego Comic-Con this month based on the beloved 80′s cartoon Jem and the Holograms. As you may know, Jem and the Holograms was an animated series that featured an all girl rock group. Each week, Jem and the Holograms (the good girls) would, in a nutshell, battle The Misfits (the bad girls) for music supremacy … and each episode featured music videos from each of the bands (which was a revolutionary convention back in the hey day of MTV). A line of dolls was produced to conicide with the cartoon but when the series ended, so did the Jem doll line … until now. Hasbro has teamed up with Integrity Toys to create a NEW collection of Jem and the Holograms dolls. The first doll in the line, Hollywood Jem, will be released at Comic-Con. Click below to get your first look at the doll and learn more deets about this collection of dolls. More »
Sob Story Or Real Talk?
When Michelle Holshue graduated from the University of Pennsylvania she ended up on unemployment and food stamps. Not quite what she expected after taking out $140,000 in student loans. Does this story sound at all familiar? NPR interviewed the young woman, who shares her describes the new student-loan infused version of the American Dream.
Posted under: National Public Radio
Back in February Adele started wearing a big, fat diamond ring that many speculated was an engagement ring from her boyfriend Simon Konecki. At the time, Adele denied that the couple were engaged to be married. Today we learn from the singer herself that, engaged or not, she is PREGNANT with her first child! Adele posted her happy news on her official website today, click below to read her statement in full. More »
Posted under: Adele