It’s models having models up in here! But first, baby news from the woman we model our life after (that’s a good segue, right?)(But seriously, the woman is married to Chris Pratt. Chris. Pratt.) Anna Faris. “He’s doing great!” the Dictator actress gushed at the Samsung Galaxy S III launch yesterday, letting slip that she’s expecting a boy. “We’re growing every day!” The actress and her Parks and Rec star husband are expecting their son in the fall, which means we have over two months to find a spouse…get pregnant…uh, star in several Scary Movie sequels…and meet Sacha Baron-Cohen to catch up with her. Wow, we have not been using our free time wisely at all, have we?
Now to the actual get-paid-to-be-hot model moms: 30 Rock star James Marsden is allegedly expecting a child with model Rose Costa; Marsden has two other children with ex-wife Lisa Linde, from whom he split in October after 11 years of marriage. Marsden and Costa are no longer together, but what better than an adorable baby to bind to insanely attractive people together forever? Meanwhile, Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill and Victoria Secret model spouse Lily Aldridge welcomed their undoubtedly gorgeous daughter Dixie Pearl yesterday morning in Nashville. No, seriously. Look at this couple and imagine their offspring. There can be no doubt:
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Band fight! It’s no news that Kings of Leon have been facing some major inner turmoil after lead singer Caleb Followill bounced in the middle of the show, leading the band to call offÃ‚Â the remainder of its tour. Followill has credited the cancellation to “exhaustion”, but fellow musicians Hanson are saying that the Kings should suck it up and and deliver the rock ‘n’ roll goods. The mmmBop-ers are calling K.O.L. out for not showing gratitude to their fans, and they’re using some nasty names as well. “I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad,” elder Hanson-bro Isaac told . “If you’re actually making a living [making music], pinch yourself every day, because it goes if you don’t love it. People will eventually get pissed off.”
He goes on to say that by canceling gigs, they’re alienating their fans. “The Kings of Leon are running some risks. They’re irritating people and you can’t do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans’ willingness to show up.” But the cancellations are probably not just a bad-boy image stunt. There have been whispers of something wrong in the Leon camp for some time, and just recently the group has been trying to convince Followill to check into rehab. The head Hanson shows some sympathy, but says that this still doesn’t excuse their lack of professionalism. “Everybody has their demons, everyone has their challenges. I’m a bit of a hothead in certain circumstances, but you’ve got to temper it because your fans are there. They’ve paid good money to see a show, and you gotta bring it.”
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Kings of Leon canceled their US tour today in light of Caleb Followill‘s meltdown onstage in Dallas over the weekend. Says a statement from the band: “We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule.”
While it must suck for fans who were excited to see the band, we imagine it’s probably it Followill — and the band’s — best interest to have a little time off. Jared Followill has been hinting via Twitter that larger problems may be plaguing his big brother, writing “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed” and “I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” Today he wrote of the news: “Utterly depressed. It’s completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st.”
On an entirely selfish level, we’re thinking dammit! But on another unselfish, peace-and-love note (yes, we ARE capable of those), this is great news. The Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill has popped the question to his model girlfriend, Lily Aldridge. And lest you think it’s a rumor, we’re sorry to inform you that his rep confirmed the news.
Lily appeared in the video for Use Somebody, and they’ve been together for two years. And FYI, Caleb’s brother and bandmate (he’s the drummer) Nathan Followill got married to singer Jessie Baylin last year. Which means they’re dropping one by one. Sigh.
So we don’t know what the date of the wedding is, but what we do know is when their next album, Come Around Sundown is releasing, and that’s on October 19. Caleb and Lily plan to get hitched after that, and we’re sure more details will be revealed closer to the date.
Congratulations on the engagement you two. We’re huge fans of the band, and of Caleb, so you’re one lucky lady, Lily!
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