Like most rational human beings, we were initially quite horrified when we read the details, per Vanity Fair, of the supposed spouse recruitment that the Church of Scientology arranged for Tom Cruise back in 2004. According to the October cover story, after several young actresses/Scientology members submitted audition tapes for what they thought was a film project, Iranian-born and London-raised Nazanin Boniadi “won” the role. She lost the part after three month, the story says. Her friend, the director and former Scientologist (and infamous Scientology critic) Paul Haggis confirmed the relationship to Showbiz411, telling the site, “Naz was embarrassed by her unwitting involvement in this incident and never wanted it to come out, so I kept silent. … However I was deeply disturbed by how the highest ranking members of a church could so easily justify using one of their members; how they so callously punished her and then so effectively silenced her when it was done. It wasn’t just the threats; they actually made her feel ashamed, when all she had been was human and trusting.”
So, OK, the church allegedly violated her privacy, made her break up with her old boyfriend, treated her like a disobedient child when she displeased Cruise and punished her for confiding in her friend about the relationship by making her scrub toilets with a toothbrush. But we’re going to play devil’s advocate for a second here: There had to be something that made this all worth it, right? Something that made Katie Holmes stick around for years? We just want to take a second to dissect the possible reasons a person might put herself through such a process. (And btw, the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise’s camp deny all of the VF story’s allegations).
- You get to date a major Hollywood movie star, on whom you probably had a crush at one or more times during your girlhood. Even if there’s no true love involved, thousands of years of successful royal marriages prove that this kind of match isn’t the worst thing in the world.
- You can probably expect to become famous in the process. Or, in Katie’s case, more famous than a teen drama would ever make you. (This kind of didn’t work for Nazanin, who was kept hidden.)
When Heidi Klum and Seal‘s marriage broke up, we were praying that the two would go the classy route and not air their dirty laundry in public. They were one of our favorite couples, so having them split up was bad enough. In the months after the split, we decided that it was going to be okay, and that this divorce was going to be amiable, considering Heidi was reluctant to speak about what happened to Elle, even. They even joined forces to explain their separation to their kids in the calmest, sweetest way possible, and we know hard that is when two people are in the process of dismantling a marriage. Sadly, that nice streak ended this weekend when Seal had a chat with TMZ regarding Heidi’s alleged affair with her bodyguard.
He stated, on camera, that she was getting it on with him even during their marriage, telling the paparazzi, “Look boys, that’s what happens when two people separate, they move on and generally meet other people in their lives. I certainly don’t expect Heidi to all of a sudden become a nun. But as always my main priority is the emotional well-being of our children. And to be quite honest, if there’s going to be somebody else in their lives I’d much rather it be a familiar face.” And then he added the shocking part, “I guess the only thing I would have preferred …I would have preferred Heidi show a little bit more class and at least wait until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were. But I guess you now all have the answer that you’ve been looking for for the past seven months.” Woah … way to drop a bombshell, Seal! And while he said all of that in a very calm, serene tone, you can’t deny that this was something that had the potential to become pretty ugly. As for the bodyguard, that’s a photograph of him with Heidi, right below. And yes, she’s responded to his allegations already.
Wow, that’s the one-two punch right there, Kristen Stewart. First everyone in the Western world finds out the intimate details of your most regrettable decision, now your mom and dad are getting divorced. Call your grandparents, insist that Bear stay inside and make sure your car insurance is up-to-date, just in case! Terrible things come in threes! According to TMZ, Jules Stewart filed for divorce from husband of 27 years John Stewart on August 17. The couple has been estranged since June 2010, but we bet it would have been nice to get through the rest of summer without another painful emotional trial for KStew to grapple with. We were so close, girl! We almost made it!
Apparently filmmaker Jules filed the paperwork herself, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split from her producer husband. Considering how quick Jules was to tell OK Magazine! “My daughter is being hounded!” following Kristen’s cheating scandal, we sure she loathes the fact that everyone knows her personal business this time around too. Luckily Labor Day weekend seems like the perfect time to curl up on the sofa together, watch Mean Girls and A League Of Their Own on repeat and cry. Then on Monday, Kristen can go to her mom’s house and do it all over again.
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It’s going to take a lot more than this to convince us that Jennie Garth and Luke Perry aren’t totally and completely in luuuuv. After a couple of “they’re just friends” statements from the Beverly Hills, 90210 stars’ publicists earlier this week, Jennie’s rep tried a different tactic. They’ve been together all the time because they’re working on something!
“They have been spending a lot of time together recently because the two are working on developing a TV sitcom together,” the rep told RumorFix.com. “It will be a multi-camera half-hour show, currently we have producers and writers and are meeting with networks.”
This sounds like both an excellent idea AND a great excuse for those two to spend a lot of time “writing.”
What will this show be about? We kind of think their real-life story is made for adaptation. Much the same way James Van Der Beek plays a caricature of himself on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Jennie and Luke could be actors who made their names in a teen soap, and despite their undeniable chemistry, never had their timing right to hook up in real life … until now, when they’re divorced and more mature. But still wacky and fun, naturally.
Or maybe we’ll just go back to writing fanfic.
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Russell Brand sure does like the pop stars! Less than a year after his split with teenage dream Katy Perry, the comedian was photographed leaving the home of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. It’s been rumored that the two have started a romance after getting reacquainted at the Olympic closing ceremony earlier this month. “Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga and they practise asana together,” a friend told Britain’s Sun paper. “‘Russell is known for action between the sheets but he is actually very good at just sitting still in silence. It is something that has acted as a bond for he and Geri as their relationship blossoms.”
Considering how bummed out he looked upon leaving her house last night, we hope things are still going ok! “They’re just friends and have been out a few times, there’s not much else to add at this stage,” another friend told the Daily Mail. Regardless of the length of their relationship, this hookup will definitely be a great addition to our “WTF, They Dated?!” list of really random celebrity couples. Check out more in the gallery below!
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Kelly Taylor and Dylan McKay hooked up, broke up, reunited, had a kid together, broke up again … and most recently, she chose a Old Navy jeans over him. Through it all, Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Jennie Garth and Luke Perry have remained nothing but close friends, as far as we can tell. Their friendship even led to Perry’s cameo on Garth’s sitcom What I Like About You. So when we heard from Perez Hilton and the National Enquirer that the newly divorced Jennie, 40, and Luke, 45, might have taken a step beyond just-friends after reuniting for those Old Navy ads, it warmed our fangirl hearts.
“Since seeing Luke again, Jennie has fallen in love with him and Luke feels the same,” a source told the Enquirer, via the New York Post. “There is an electricity between them that has been revived after all these years. It just happened.”
Unfortunately, this news isn’t all that surprising for anyone who’s been reading LeAnn Rimes‘ Twitter in the past year: The country singer, who just turned 30 on Tuesday, has entered a “30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep told People.
“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be,” Rimes said. “All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much. I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”
Rimes’ extremely svelte figure has led many to believe she suffers from an eating disorder, but it seems like her rep is trying to head off those theories right away, saying, “While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
We won’t pile onto the body image thing, but we do think some of Rimes’ recent Twitter fights with critics, as well as her beef with husband Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife Brandi Glanville, indicate she’s had plenty of cause for stress lately. And clearly visiting the shooting range didn’t help her burn off all of that steam.
With a new album, Spitfire, and a tour coming up this fall, this sounds like a good time to get things sorted, and we wish LeAnn the best of luck with it!
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“The ‘Duke’ has landed! Edward Duke Rancic was welcomed into the world last night at 7lbs 4oz. G & I feel blessed beyond words…We did it!” Bill Rancic tweeted last night. And as anyone who’s followed his and wife Giuliana’s journey toward parenthood knows, he had a right to sound so triumphant. Their son was born at 10:12 p.m. in Denver on Wednesday via gestational carrier, E! Online reported. Both parents were in the delivery room: Bill got to cut the umbilical cord and Giuliana was the first to hold baby Edward.
“Bill and I are blessed beyond words to welcome Edward into our lives,” Giuliana told her employer E!. “Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!”
Wow. We thought Kris Humphries had it bad when he was forced to try to subpoena Kanye with a Nordstrom box. Or when his ex girlfriend Myla Sinanaj was allegedly pregnant and talking to the press. Or when he got portrayed on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as Kim Kardashian‘s rude, boneheaded fiance. Getting sued over allegedly transmitting herpes, however, takes the humiliating cake. According to TMZ, a woman by the name of Kayla Goldberg contends that Kim’s ex knowingly gave her the STD during a one night stand back in August 2010. On one hand, it would be tempting to sue a celebrity for money in recompense for giving you herpes. On the other hand, now everyone knows that Kayla Goldberg was into Kris Humphries. Who cares about the herpes, Kayla? Don’t you remember when Kris allegedly called Kim “fat”? That is the real line here, people!
The sexual battery suit (which TMZ has available for your perusal) includes a lot of other embarrassing details, like the fact the two did not use a condom. We just heard the mothers of the world faint into a heap. And underneath that deafening thud? The low, victorious laugh of one Ms. Kim Kardashian, probably trying on Gucci, undoubtedly enjoying all of this.
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Let’s hope this Conor Kennedy thing works out! If not, Taylor Swift is now recorded forever in the annals of Rolling Stone history, talking about buying a house near her one-time crush. Awk-ward! “That would be so amazing,” the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer gushed to the magazine about purchasing a home in Hyannis Port near the Kennedys. Llast time we checked, girl was doing just that, but…haven’t Taylor and Conor only been dating for , ike, two months? And that Page Six claimed Taylor chartered a private jet to ferry Conor from Massachusetts to Nashville? Well, uh, most millionaire-high school senior relationships work out, don’t they? Don’t they? Hoo boy…
Romantical aspects of her songwriting aside, Swift’s interview also offers an interesting insight into her psyche: if Taylor spends half as much time thinking about her relationships as she does her stage show, the woman deserves a M.S. in Couples Counseling. “After I write a song, I always end up laying awake at night thinking, ‘What are the lighting cues going to be on this? How big is the pit going to be?’ I have been thinking of some big moments that are going to happen,” Taylor explains. Haha, you’re right. What do we mean “if she spends half as much time thinking about her relationships as she does her stage show?” “I know general things about love,” Swift reveals. “How to treat people well, what you deserve and when to walk away. Other than that, love is a complete mystery – and that’s why I like to write about it.” No wonder she’s buying real estate when everyone one else is deliberating whither to leave a toothbrush at their boyfriend’s place. Heart on her sleeve, 18-year-old boyfriend hurtling toward Nashville on a chartered jet: that’s the way we like our Taylor.
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