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Flashback: A Newly Engaged Tom Cruise Swoons Over Katie Holmes, Talks Oprah Couch Jump

If you weren’t already bummed after hearing about the impending Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce (and admit it: you kind of were), you sure will be now after watching an energetic, newly engaged Cruise gush about his fiance Katie. “I love this woman. I love it and it’s fun and I don’t mind sharing it with people,” Tom says about loving his bride-to-be. “I think that more people should do that.” In an interview shot by Vh1 News back in spring 2005, Cruise also talks about his infamous Oprah couch jumping incident, which aired that May. When asked if his reaction was too over the top, Cruise laughs, “No, man, I don’t think I went hard enough.” We know we reference Tom Cruise’s couch jump way more than is necessary, but seriously, it has to be seen to be believed. We want our children to know about it. Our children’s children.

Later that year the couple announced Katie’s pregnancy; daughter Suri was born April 2006, and the two were finally wed in November 2006 in Bracciano, Italy. “When something good happens, you’ve got to share it,” Tom says with a smile. Sorry, there’s just something in our eye…it’s all these photos of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. How come no one has ever jumped on Oprah’s couch for us, huh? Why?

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Adele Is Expecting Her First Child

Adele's Pregnant!

Get ready for little baby Adele! Today the British singer announced via her blog that she and Simon were expecting their first child. In the post titled “I’ve Got News” she writes, “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.” Read more…

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Alec Baldwin’s Summer Of Rage Continues As He Tangles With Yet Another Photographer

Alec Baldwin grabs photographer's arm

Alec Baldwin, where do you find enough hours in the day for all this fighting? Less than two weeks after allegedly punching a paparazzo outside the New York City Marriage License Bureau, the 30 Rock star got into it with a photographer outside his Manhattan apartment. Sources close to Baldwin claim the paparazzi have been harassing people in the actor’s building recently; “‘Reporters’ are stalking outside my house, and following in their car. Only to harass and disturb. If only a meteor would hit that car…,” Alec tweeted yesterday. A man meteor! Tension between Alec and the paparazzi allegedly came to a head today, resulting in Baldwin grabbing a man’s arm and shouting while clutching a florescent stuffed animal under the other. You know, just to keep it fresh. You can’t make every paparazzi fight the same, or people will get megabored.

While Alec’s other June photog altercation ended with him comparing the paparazzi to Trayvon Martin (No, seriously. It’s sort of confusing.), Baldwin still had some bon mots this time around, allegedly snarling at the man, “I want you to shut the f—k up and get out of here,” “You little girl,” and the pièce de résistance, “I know you got raped by a priest or something.” Haha, oh Alec, you and your rape jokes! It’s simply too much. We simply cannot wait to hear about the July and August brawls!

[Photo: Splash News Online]

by (@shalapitcher)

Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Are Divorcing: All Mourn TomKat!

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce

How’s this for a sad start to your weekend? People is reporting that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce.

“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

Update: According to TMZ, it was Katie who filed for divorce in New York yesterday, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking sole custody of 6-year-old Suri. The site claims Tom was “blindsided” by the whole thing.

Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, have been married for five years. They got engaged in June 2005, following a whirlwind romance, and shortly after that announced that Katie was pregnant. They were married in Italy in November 2006 when daughter Suri was 7 months old. This was Tom’s third marriage and Katie’s first.

We’ll keep you updated as more news becomes available. Part of us is still hoping this is just a publicity stunt to boost Rock of Ages’ box-office numbers and they’ll live happily ever after very soon. Sigh.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Usher Gets Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker; Alleged Stalker Replies Via YouTube

Usher Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker

Ugh, is this going to be a thing now? Celebrity stalkers defending themselves on YouTube? We can’t even. We had thought that after the sob-inducing, food-hurling, bridesmaid-seducing mess that was Usher’s recent custody battle, the singer would be able to return to a semi-normal life. Instead Usher had to get a restraining order against alleged stalker Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw after the woman repeatedly came to his home, “pounded on his front door and demanded to be let in.” After cops were called to the scene, Jones-Rakestraw tried to claim she was Usher’s wife and had “simply misplaced her keys.” Fortunately the police officers read the same websites we do, and arrested her earlier this week.

As if that wasn’t already the worst, Darshelle allegedly posted a response video to the accusations online yesterday, which we’re sure is exactly what a lawyer would recommend someone was accused of stalking should do. In the clip Jones-Rakestaw shows off the documents detaining the restraining order against her, explaining in part, “Mr. Raymond has apparently trespassed me.” Oh boy. Concludes Darshelle, “He has officially slandered me and defamed my character.” Wow, who would have thought the fact the video sounds like it was recorded on an airport tarmac wouldn’t even make the top five weirdest things about it? Note: the fact it exists at all is number one.

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Snoop Dogg Forgets About The Weed On Him, Which Gets Him Busted In Norway

Snoop Busted For Weed in Norway

At this point we think Snoop Dogg’s name should be a synonym for weed. “Where’s the Snoop Dogg at?” or “This Snoop Dogg is for medicinal purposes only.” See how smoothly that works? Snoop is not going to be without his weed in the U.S., and apparently not in Norway either. TMZ reports Mr. Doggy Dogg is in Norway to perform at the Hove Festival, but upon arriving he was busted with weed at the airport in Kristiansand. The Cali rapper was detained, but was let go with a fine of 2,000 Norwegian Krone, which converts to roughly $1,980.13. He lucked up (if there’s such a thing in this situation) by having eight grams, anything less than 15 in Norway is only punishable by fine, which he paid right away. Gotta love Snoop. He gets busted with weed and pays his debt to society immediately. Read more…

by (@shalapitcher)

Kim Kardashian, Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed For Michael Jackson’s Death In Fever Dream Lawsuit

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kim Kardashian, Michael Jackson and Macaulay Culkin

Have you ever spent all day reading gossip blogs and magazines and watching reality TV, only to fall asleep and dream that the likes of Kim Kardashian and Macaulay Culkin have leapt from the screen and into your life. And then when you wake up, you’re kind of left with this feeling that you might actually be friends with famous people. It’s especially good if this celebrity overload is because you’re home with a fever of some kind. No? Just us?

Anyway, this actual real-life lawsuit a friend of a friend brought to our attention today, filed Monday in the real-life United States District Court, Eastern District of California, reads exactly like one of those fever dreams. The plaintiff is seeking restraining orders against Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kim Kardashian and Conrad Murray. Because, um, he saw Kim have sex with Murray at Michael Jackson‘s house, thus distracting the doctor and causing MJ’s death. “Macaulay Culkin was with me and is a witness.” Also, Governor Arnold was blackmailing Kardashian into having sex with him, and was punched by Barry Bonds because he’d been promised pardon in exchange for signed bats and a James Bond DVD. And Kim is pen pals with Bernie Madoff. We could go on, but we feel the fever coming back. Read for yourself:

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Did Miley Cyrus Hook Up With Jennifer Lawrence On The Hunger Games Set? Hilarious Rumor Of The Day

Jennifer Lawrence and Miley Cyrus at the People's Choice Awards, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus at the Hunger Games premiere

One of our bosses just walked out of his office saying “I hate the Internet.” We’re pretty sure he was joking … or he’s secretly a Miley Cyrus fan. Because if we were Miley or one of her fans, that’s how we’d feel today. First there’s the latest rumor, which we read via GossipCop, that Liam Hemsworth has threatened to call off their engagement if she doesn’t start eating more. Which, girl is looking quite thin these days, but that is what happens when you cut out gluten, and she seems OK in the muscle tone department, and also, what century do we live in that any man would dare say such a thing? Internet rumor number two is much more fascinating and timely: Crushable brought our attention to a blind item that states that two young actors from “one of the biggest movies of the year” weren’t hooking up with each other, as some speculated, but in fact “the female lead DID have an on set fling – but not with her costar – with her costar’s GIRLFRIEND when she came to visit!” And Crushable, along with all of the commenters on, are convinced that this is referring to Miley, Liam and his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Huh. We wouldn’t blame Miley for wanting to hook up with Katniss — she’s enough to make anyone consider switching teams. But based on how adorably chummy JLaw, Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson were on the set and in interviews after the fact, we have a really hard time believing Jen would jeopardize that relationship. Especially given the fact that they have to make three more movies together and hooking up with Miley would make things rather awkward. So, yeah, the Internet. What are you going to do with it? Let’s just go back to admiring Jennifer’s real-life heroic efforts.

[Photos: Getty Images]

by (@shalapitcher)

10 Photos Of Aussie Swimmer Stephanie Rice That Are Way Racier Than That Bikini Pic

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice

As amused as we are by the fact that some people were shocked when Australian gold medal winner Stephanie Rice posted an Instagram of herself looking super hot in a bikini (given to her by a designer for her birthday), we are even more tickled by the champion swimmer’s responses to people on Twitter.

“Would like to thank News Ltd for the publicity. For another chance to see me in ‘racy’ swimwear tune into the Olympics on Fox Sports,” the 24-year-old quipped on Monday. And when Australian radio and TV host Jason “Labby” Hawkins posted a photo of himself in a pair of trunks, Rice used the opportunity to poke fun at her own photography skills: “@labby_onair the flash needs to be more over ur face, obvi didn’t study the pic well enough.”

We’d like to take this opportunity to show the world what real racy photos of the Olympian look like. The girl won three golds in Beijing and currently holds the world record in 400m individual medley, so she kinda earned this body, wouldn’t you say?

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Ann Curry’s Today Replacement Is Savannah Guthrie: Report

Ann Curry’s out and Savannah Guthrie is in on the Today show — well, as soon as NBC’s lawyers can get Curry’s contract figured out, according to TMZ and several other sources.

Ann is only in her first year of a three-year contract as co-host, under which she’s supposed to make $10 million a year. She reportedly wants the remaining $20 million, but NBC wants to give her a foreign correspondent position instead. The other option is that NBC would give Curry the money, but under the condition that she doesn’t take a new job for the next two years.

But onto what’s more important, getting to know Savannah Guthrie! The beautiful, 40-year-old former lawyer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown Law Center, and she’s a member of the bar in Washington and Arizona. She got her TV start as a legal analyst in Arizona, Missouri and Washington before graduating to Court TV and then, in 2007, to NBC, where she’s currently co-hosting the third hour of the show. Decent resume, right?
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