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Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter Are Dunzo!

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 :(

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Enter To Win A Free Swatch Color Code Watch!!

3 Chances to Win

For months now I’ve been blogging and tweeting my love of Swatch watches (which I’ve been collecting since 1987) and the folks at Swatch and I want to share that love with all y’all! Starting today, I will be giving away 3 Swatch Color Code watches to 3 lucky Pink is the new Blog readers on Twitter … all courtesy of Swatch. Be on the lookout for tweets on my official Twitter profile today December 13, tomorrow December 14 and Wednesday December 15 for your chance to win one of 3 fun Swatch Color Codes watches:


If you would like to be entered for a chance to win one of these Swatch Color Code watches, all you have to do is follow me (twitter.com/trentvanegas) AND the official US Swatch Twitter account (twitter.com/SwatchUS) and then retweet the Swatch contest tweets I’ll be posting! I will randomly select a winner today, tomorrow and Wednesday to receive one of the 3 Swatch Color Code watches featured above. Entrants must be 18 years or older and must be US residents (click HERE for the official contest rules).

I am so excited Swatch is making this contest possible because I love sharing my LOVE of Swatch! Be on the lookout for my Swatch tweets and get to followin’ and retweetin’!!

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Sandra Bullock & Louis Bardo Prepare For Their First Xmas Together

Sandra Claus takes Louis for a HO-HO-HOrse ride

We are just about 2 weeks away from Xmas and while many of us are prepping to spend another holiday with our family and friends, actress Sandra Bullock is preparing to celebrate her first Xmas with her baby son Louis Bardo. To get into the fun Xmas spirit, Sandra took a very festive-looking Louis for a pony ride in sunny Santa Monica, CA over the weekend … behold:

It has been a year of incredible highs and lows for Sandra Bullock, but the actress is ending it on a very joyful note as she prepares to celebrate her first Christmas with baby Louis. The 46-year-old actress and her son were seen getting into the festive spirit as they attended a party in Santa Monica yesterday. She doted over the 11-month-old as she chatted with friends and at one point placed a Santa hat on his head. Louis also took a pony ride under the watch of other guests, although he looked a little apprehensive as he sat in the saddle. He seemed much more comfortable on his mother’s hip and the pair eventually headed home after a long day of fun … There are rumours Sandra will reunite with Jesse over the holidays to celebrate Christmas together in Austin. Sandra became very close to his three children Sunny, 7, Jesse Jr., 13, and Chandler, 16, during their marriage and wants Jesse to be involved in Louis’ life. ‘Sandra wants to make sure Louis grows up knowing Jesse’s children,’ an insider told In Touch Weekly magazine, ‘so she is willing to put the past behind her for the sake of the kids.’

Louis Bardo is THE cutest little boy ever … I can’t even function properly when I’m looking at pictures of him. He is just the sweetest little thing … with that Santa hat, OY! I can’t even … I also cannot imagine how excited Sandra must be to spend her first Xmas with Louis … something tells me that he is going to get spoiled rotten with love. As for reports that Sandra is planning to spend Xmas with her ex-husband Jesse James, well, I personally do not like it. I can understand and respect Sandra‘s desire to play nice with Jesse for the sake of the kids but there is no way in HELL I would allow my children to be in the vicinity of an overtly racist and untrustworthy person … period. Sandra is a much bigger person than I am in that respect. She is truly an amazing woman to want to spend her time with the children she’s come to love and care for. I sincerely hope they all have themselves a Merry Xmas together.

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Miley Cyrus Inspires Sales Of Hallucinogenic Salvia Herb

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Last week we got our first look at video of 18-year old Miley Cyrus smoking a water bong and it was widely reported that she and her friends were smoking a legal-in-some-States hallucinogenic natural herb called Salvia. Over the weekend, Miley‘s father Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted his disapproval over his daughter’s actions. Today we learn from TMZ that sales of Salvia have shot up considerably since that Miley video was released … clearly, as a product spokesperson, Miley can still get her fans to buy the things she endorses:

Miley Cyrus is now the inadvertent celebrity endorser of salvia — because ever since that video of her smoking a bong full of it came out … we’re told sales of the herbal drug are sky high. According to people who deal, legally, in salvia divinorum … sales have increased since Friday — in some cases up to 3 times the usual tally. TMZ spoke with several head shops in the Los Angeles area and we’re told — not only have sales jumped — but many of the customers specifically asked for “the stuff Miley was smoking” … While Miley’s experimentation is generating curiosity in the hallucinogen — one smoke shop employee tells us, “Salvia is one of those things that you only try once because it is so intense.” Another impact of the Miley video — as we reported — is renewed discussion about banning salvia in California. It is already illegal in 15 states.

None of this should be at all surprising to anyone. While so many people are quick to condone Miley‘s actions as “legal” because she’s “an adult now”, it’s very obvious that she wields quite a bit of sway over not only her fans but pretty much anyone who’s ever heard her name. People see the video of Miley having a blast smoking this stuff and then they think, Hey, I wanna have a good time, too. It’s very true that Miley Cyrus is free to do whatever legal thing she wants but young kids are very smart … they hear a lot … especially when it comes to people they look up to and admire. It’d be a terrible shame if young kids, not old enough to smoke anything legally, got their hands on this stuff and ended up hurting themselves just because Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montanan did it first.

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Prince William & Kate Middleton Release Their Official Engagement Photos

Formal & Fun

Last week we learned that Prince William of Wales and his fiancée Kate Middleton posed for famed photographer Mario Testino for the couple’s official engagement photograph. Today, we learn that the couple actually posed for 2 official photos and we get to see them both. First up, Wills and Kate lookin’ fairly formal in photo #1:

The upcoming nuptials of Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, became even more official Saturday, with the release of a pair of engagement photographs. The pictures, sent by Prince William’s press office and distributed by the Press Association, came out several months ahead of the April 29, 2011, wedding at London’s Westminster Abbey … Photographer Mario Testino took the engagement pictures, among others, on November 25 at St. James’ Palace in London. “They are in their prime and brimming with happiness,” Testino said. “I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together.”

Awww … they look lovely, don’t they? Next up, we get to check out the more informal, more affectionate photo #2 — after the jump … More »

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Bea Arthur’s Military Service Has Been Revealed

Did you know the 'Golden Girl' was once a US Marine?

Golden Girl Bea Arthur may have passed away back in April of 2009 but the late comedienne is STILL finding ways to surprise us. Did you know that Bea was once a Marine in the US military? Yep, she sure was. For her entire life, Bea denied that she ever served in the military … but we now know she was not being truthful, and why. Here is a photo of the hard-nosed Bea Arthur as a young military woman and some deets about her brave service to our country:

In 1943, when she was 21 and known as Bernice Frankel, Bea Arthur enlisted in the military. Recently unearthed documents reveal she came across as a tough broad, even then. The Smoking Gun obtained the documents from her enlistment and personnel file, in which she wrote that she “heard last week that enlistments for women in the Marines were open, so decided the only thing to do was to join.” She also notes: “As far as hobbies are concerned, I’ve dabbled in music and dramatics.” But most interesting: A personality appraisal! An interviewing officer describes the young Ms. Frankel as “argumentative” and “over aggressive.” Under “General rating on personality,” the officer wrote: “Officious—but probably a good worker—if she has her own way!” A year after she enlisted, Bernice Frankel married fellow marine Private Robert Arthur. As she served as Bernice Arthur, her rank went from private to corporal to sergeant to staff sergeant. It seems that she served her country well — she was honorably discharged in 1945 — but her sole “misconduct” was contracting a venereal disease. Bea Arthur always denied serving in the military — maybe she didn’t want her medical history brought up?

The article I quote here is from Jezebel but you can read more HERE at The Smoking Gun‘s website. To be honest … I don’t even know what to say about this. I hadn’t even heard the rumors that she may have served in the military … and, to be more honest, when I first saw this photo I thought it was a mugshot from an arrest in her youth. I can’t say I’m shocked that Bea was a Marine but … she will always be my Golden Girl. Bea Arthur managed to keep her secret in life but in death we can actually look back and be proud of her service to her country. She was a very special lady …. a very special lady, indeed.

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Anne Hathaway & Jake Gyllenhaal Pose With An Adorable Baby Girl

Picture Perfect

Earlier today we saw a few photos of Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift that he would prefer we not see but right now we get to see an even cuter photo that I believe he does want us all to see. While they were still in Australia promoting their film Love and Other Drugs, Jake and costar Anne Hathaway paid a visit to Sydney Children’s Hospital and posed with the sweetest little baby. Here is a picture of Jathaway and little Payton Gilmour lookin’ as cute as can be:

Here is Wollongong bub Payton Gilmour where thousands of women would like to be – in the arms of Hollywood heart-throb Jake Gyllenhaal. This week little Payton, six months old to the day, received a visit from Hollywood superstars Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway just hours before being brought home to Wollongong from the Sydney Children’s Hospital. The celebrity visit was a stroke of good luck for Payton’s parents Sharon and Andy Gilmour, who have had to deal with their daughter living every day in hospital since she was born with her small intestine not properly formed. Payton has endured major operations and been fed through a tube to her stomach, but is now back in Wollongong Hospital, closer to her parents’ home. For months she has been cared for by nurses as well as her mum and family, who travelled from Wollongong each day. So to her the arms of heart-throb Gyllenhaal, recently toned for his role in action flick Prince of Persia, was just another friendly cuddle. But for Hathaway and Gyllenhaal, who played lovers in Brokeback Mountain as well as in their new flick Love and Other Drugs, seeing the cute bubs of Sydney may be the spark that finally gets them breeding. There have been no kids in sight for the stars – both have been unlucky in love.

In a perfect world, we’d get to see more photos of Jake and Anne together (and NONE of Jake and Taylor) but, alas, we live in an imperfect world :( Ugh … will you just look at how perfect Jake and Anne look with a little baby between them? ::SIGH:: If only Jathaway were a real romantic couple … If only.

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Miley Cyrus Caught Puffin’ On A Bong

Whatcha smokin', Miley?

Miley Cyrus is 18, y’all …. and that means she is growin’ up. It also means that she is ready to experiment with new things on camera … for example, TMZ managed to get hold of a video recorded around Miley‘s recent 18th birthday that clearly shows her smoking something from a water bong (a device usually associated with marijuana use). Now, it’s not unusual for kids her age to experiment with things … but it is kinda unusual for a celebrity of her magnitude to be DUMB enough to experiment with drug paraphernalia on camera:

Miley Cyrus celebrated her 18th birthday by experimenting with a bong and catching a case of the giggles. The video was shot during a party at Miley’s L.A. area home 5 days after her 18th birthday. According to a source connected with Miley … the smoke filling the bong is a natural herb called Salvia which has psychedelic qualities. Possession of salvia is legal in California. As for the video … the source tells us it was shot by one of Miley’s friends — and theory is that someone stole or copied the video from that friend’s camera.

Yeah … I’m not sure I’m buying this “Salvia” business … but it is possible. NPR just did a story on the popularity of the legal herb among teens and young adults. What makes me personally suspicious that marijuana is being smoked in this bong is the very prominent appearance of breakfast cereal in the video (the Bush song playing the background is another red flag). Munchies are also usually associated with weed. BUT, whatever the Hell Miley is smokin’, she’s an idiot for doing so ON CAMERA! It’s clear she trusts the friend recording her and mebbe it wasn’t her friend who leaked the video … but in this day and age, if you do something like this on camera … it’s going to make its way to the Internets … and the Internets never forget. Head over to TMZ HERE to watch Miley smoke on this bong and judge for yourself. Is this a troublesome video for Miss Cyrus … or is she just being Miley?

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‘Transformers: Dark Of The Moon’ Releases A Teaser Trailer

"We are not alone"

The upcoming sequel film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which is due to hit theaters next July, has just released its first teaser trailer … and from the looks of it, Transformers 3 may actually turn out to be a decent flick:


I really, REALLY hated everything about the last film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen … so, to be honest, I hadn’t held much hope that this third installment in the franchise would be worth seeing. This teaser trailer changes my mind completely. I can’t think of another teaser trailer that so thoroughly charmed me from beginning to end. Remember that NASA mission to the moon back in 1969? Yeah, Transformers: Dark of the Moon plans to completely change everything that we thought we knew about that mission. Check out the teaser trailer in full, after the jump … More »

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Teddy Montgomery On ‘90210’ Is Getting A New Boyfriend

Goodbye Ian, Hello Marco

Trevor Donovan‘s character Teddy on 90210 may have shared a same-sex kiss with Kyle Riabko‘s character Ian ONCE or TWICE but the days of Teddy and Ian kissing on the show are about to be over. According to a new report, Riabko is leaving 90210 very soon leaving the role of Teddy‘s love interest wide open … enter actor Freddie Smith and his character Marco:

For someone who’s not even out of the closet, 90210’s resident gay Teddy (Trevor Donovan) sure is seeing a lot of action. On the heels of the wannabe McEnroe’s first man-on-man smooch with current love interest Ian (Kyle Riabko), the increasingly addictive CW soap has cast newcomer Freddie Smith to play Teddy’s super-athletic and friendly new beau Marco. Although a 90210 rep declined to comment, a West Bev insider tells me that [spoiler alert!] Smith is being brought in to fill the void left by Riabko, who is leaving of his own accord. (I’m told Riabko wants to make himself available for the looming pilot season).

Marco is rumored to be making his debut on the show in February, which means that we only have a few more eps to look forward to that will feature the burgeoning romantic relationship between Teddy and Ian. I must say, in terms of Teddy‘s careful coming out, the timing couldn’t be worse. He is finally coming to terms with his homosexuality, he has finally declared his feelings for another guy … and that guy will soon be out of the picture. I’m glad to hear that the 90210 bosses already have another guy lined up to play Teddy‘s love interest but … dang … I have really been enjoying the growing relationship between Teddy and Ian. Ah well … love can be a fragile thing. I’m very glad that producers plan to keep featuring same-sex love relationships on the show … it’s one of the many things I love about watching 90210.

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