Wow, Weight Watchers was so mad about Jessica Simpson (allegedly) getting pregnant again, that they drove her out to the desert and left her there to starve! J/K. The day after Celebuzz reported that JSimps confirmed baby #2 to guests at her dad’s holiday party, the weight-loss company posted the singer’s latest ad on Youtube. Despite all those rumors that WW was pissed that she got knocked up again while under contract with them to lose all her baby weight before our very eyes, it seems like they’re making the most out of Jessica’s situation.
“I didn’t need to be perfect to get here, to lose over 50 pounds on Weight Watchers,” she says as she’s shown driving to the desert in a pickup truck. “I’m only human. I love food, I love life.”
Even the fact that she’s slimmer, but not Hollywood/pop-star skinny works to her advantage here. It all looks like a very calculated effort to make WW not seem like a diet, and more like an easy choice for regular folks who wear flannel shirts and don’t necessarily realize you can get pregnant so soon after having a baby. Hey, they’re only human.
Count it! Man, we are like Nate Silver for celeb political careers over here. We’re not saying that we’re 100% sure Ben Affleck will run for Massachusetts’ soon-to-be vacant Senate seat as we predicted yesterday. We’re just 100% sure in our hearts he will after finding out that he went ahead and dropped out of his upcoming crime rom-com Focus. According to Variety, “while the actor very much wanted to do the film, the timing just couldn’t be worked out.” Timing, eh? Clearing his schedule for some heavy-duty campaigning and freeing up Kristen Stewart to get a younger, more age-appropriate leading man? We’ll vote yes on that!
In case you’re flummoxed as to why Ben would be diving into politics, we should probably point out that he’s actually in D.C. this week giving the House Armed Services Committee an “update on the evolving security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and implications for U.S. national security.” You know, like a politician would do. According to Variety, Ben is also allegedly focused on writing, producing and starring in his coming movie Live By Night. Not according to IMDB, he’s not, but we guess it’s possible Affleck might stick with his incredibly successful directing campaign for a tiny bit longer. Just a tiny bit.
Calling all Twilight conspiracy theorists! Get your thinking hats on because we’ve got a tough case to crack. As you know, Twi-Werewolf Bronson Pelletier was arrested on Monday for being too intoxicated to fly and drunkenly peeing in public while at LAX airport. Most bit part-ers would gladly lay claim to such a ridiculous tale of Hollywood debauchery, but Bronson is claiming that he’s been FRAMED! You read that right, the actor has vehemently denied that things went down like that, pleading his case to TMZ yesterday afternoon.
The site’s camera crew caught up with Bronson on the streets of LA, where he quickly went on the defensive. Tried to clear up the story by insisting that “some guy” started buying him drinks at an airport bar, and it was this same dude who got him thrown off the plane later. “No peeing … peeing did not happen,” he told the website, directly contradicting their earlier report. He believes that the guy who set him up is a deranged fan. Hmmm, a fan buying their idol a drink or two doesn’t seem that deranged to us, although the thought of anyone being a Bronson Pelletier super-fan does seem a tad off.
Things got weird when the folks from TMZ asked Pelletier about his past conviction for meth and cocaine possession. “That situation was … uh, yeah, no … that did not happen.” This is strange, because that most certainly did happen earlier this month, and Bronson is due back in court in January. “Deny ’til you die” isn’t the best legal defense, bro.
The 24-hour news cycle can be so cruel. The truth is there are certain stories that deserve to be mulled over. Savored like a fine toilet wine. Leonardo DiCaprio’s love of colonics is a great example. Today’s wonderful story is the rumor that Lindsay Lohan clogged all the toilets on the set of Scary Movie 5. All of them. All the toilets. We know stories like this fade as quickly as summer blossoms, which is a tragedy because we still have so, so many questions about it, like…
Err, we guess a Christmas party is a pretty good spot to announce to your nearest and dearest that you’re having a baby. But to be honest we’re a little surprised at the reports that Jessica Simpson did just that at Daddy Joe’s holiday shindig on December 11th, mostly because we weren’t sure that they were all back on speaking terms after all that divorce drama. But we guess things are all good between everybody, and according to Celebuzz, Jessica took the occasion to confirm that she’s indeed expecting for a second time!
“As Jessica and her husband were about to leave the party somebody asked her, ‘How’s the baby?’an guest at the Santa Monica party told the website. “And she boasted, ‘Which one?! I’m pregnant again!’ She was so happy, smiling and giggling.” Rumors of the pregnancy with fiance Eric Johnsonleaked a few weeks back much to the dismay of the folks over at Weight Watchers,who are apparently furious at the prospect of losing their celebrity slim-down spokesperson.
Jeez, it’s not that we don’t think politics aren’t important. We do. We were thrilled when Alec Baldwin talked about running for mayor of New York for a hot second. It’s just that we love movies, and Ben Affleck potentially running for John Kerry‘s Massachusetts Senate seat would put a real crimp in our movie-going enjoyment. “Believe it or not, one name I have heard tossed around is that of actor-director Ben Affleck, the pride of Cambridge, who’s been active in Democratic Party politics for more than a decade,” CBS Boston’s Jon Keller claims. But..but what about Affleck’s plans to star in Focusacross from Kristen Stewart? Or his designs to remake The Stand? Are movie rumors no longer sacred?
Of course, the answer relies on the rumor that President Obama will be nominating Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State this week, thus leaving his seat vacant. Luckily Keller also name checks a variety of politicians who might run, as well as basically anyone over 30 who can get 10,000 signatures. After examining Ben’s IMDB page, though, we realize he has nothing planned on either the acting or directing docket after Focus and the crime drama Runner, Runner with Justin Timberlake. Considering how successful Argo was this year, we doubt Ben Affleck would run for office so soon. On the other hand…we hate being wrong, so let’s say he’s going to scoop up that Senate seat like yet another Golden Globe. Oh, he’s going to win a Golden Globe too. We have so many Ben Affleck-related predictions to put out into the world!
Sam’s gonna have your hide for this one, Jared: Twilight wolfpack member Bronson Pelletier was arrested at LAX yesterday and charged with misdemeanor public transportation, TMZ reports. According to the site, the 25-year-old actor was removed from a plane by police yesterday morning after it was determined he was too intoxicated to fly. He was then asked to wait in the terminal for a later flight, and the police left. Until, that is, he was found urinating by the gate. He was arrested at 2 p.m. and then released. Read more…
Guys, sometimes a piece of gossip comes across our screens that reminds us how truly great life can be. Remember when Kathy Griffin was allegedly dating the Old Spice Guy, or that time CoCo’s butt was answering fan tweets? Today that wonderful rumor concerns how much Leonardo DiCaprioloves getting colonics. “Leo was introduced to them by [former] girlfriend Erin Heatherton and goes to The Piper Center for Eternal Wellness on Spring Street,” a source from the New York-based clinic reported to HuffPo. “While he was dating Erin, he went four times and was last seen leaving the center on Aug. 22, but hasn’t been back since he broke up with Erin.” Ah, the things we do for love. On a semi-related note, the joy we feel must be what the Grinch felt when his heart grew three sizes that day.
The source continued, “Like a lot of guys, Leo took a while to be convinced to try one.” Unlike us ladies, who love getting a hose filled with pressurized water shoved in our poopers! “It can be very embarrassing, but now that he has had one, he loves it,” they claim. He. Loves. It. Maybe it makes us bad people, but we feel like George Bailey running home at the end of It’s A Wonderful Life right now. Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building And Loan! Merry Christmas, Leonardo DiCaprio’s alleged love of manual colon cleansing!
Oh, this makes sense. We were wondering what was behind Rihanna‘s ambiguously furious tweets and moody nudes (please start using that phrase, everyone) earlier this month, and now we think we have the answer. Turns out, despite his break-up announcement back in October, Chris Brown is still, um, dating his ex Karrueche Tran. Allegedly. “You know what, from what I’ve always known, she’s his girlfriend,” Christina Millian explained on Wendy Williams. “And that’s where it lies for me. I see everything in the media. I really don’t get into the detail of it, but I think everybody has their own life and how they deal with things. They have the right to handle it how they want.” How diplomatic, Christina! Meanwhile, we have the right to raise one eyebrow sky-high at the nonstop public back-and-forth between Rihanna and Chris. The whole thing makes us miss 2004, when all of this would be resolved privately with a series of insanely long, emotional emails…
In all honesty, we can’t say we’re surprised by Christina’s revelation. Even the “source” who recent vouched that Rihanna is with Breezy didn’t exactly deny he was dating Karreuche too. Added Milian, “I think they make a great couple.” Ladies, can we all start 2013 with a fresh slate and never have to talk about Chris Brown’s love life ever again? Though maybe RiRi’s already given herself the gift of zero Chris Brown for the holidays. “Being single sucks,” she posted on Instagram today. “The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f— I want do.”