Somehow we don’t think this has anything to do with Awards Season 2012. Mel Gibson‘s The Beaver has been pushed back yet again, with the long-shelved movie now set to be released in May. Reportedly, the change was to fit director Jodie Foster‘s schedule—she’s shooting the movie adaptation of Tony winner God Of Carnage—but odds were the studio didn’t mind putting this one off at all. Mel, too—the guy still has to settle a custody battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and, oh yeah, finally divorce his wife!
Yes, Mel managed to meet, knock up and violently break up with his mistress without actually finalizing his divorce from long-time wife Robyn Gibson. “I guess he’s too busy with the Oskana Grigorieva case to worry about the divorce from Robyn,” a source told Radar. “They keep getting continued, and they’re not expected to be back in court until at least April, now.” Due to the lack of a pre-nup, Robyn could wind up with a solid half of Mel’s alleged billion dollar fortune. Considering the other stuff he has to work out, Mel might just want to throw over the cash already. Personally, we wouldn’t miss $500 million if we still had another $500 million to play with.
Sandra Bullock‘s bangs made her almost unrecognizable at the Golden Globes last night — maybe she wanted to hide from the wrath of Scarlett Johansson, who is allegedly upset that Bullock and her ex Ryan Reynolds have been seen palling around lately? Well, not really. Bullock actually spoke to Al Roker on the red carpet last night and shot down that rumor in the only way Sandra Bullock knows how, with charm and humor.
Bullock denied that there’s any romance with her The Proposal co-star, saying “I think there will be a collective sigh amongst women across the United States when I say he’s not my lovah. He’s just an amazing friend for 10 years. . .but I don’t get his loving after dark.” Let’s hope ScarJo was in earshot during this part of the interview. Bullock then declared that the only man in her life is her baby, Louis, and said he’s “all I can handle.” From the pictures we’ve seen of Louis, we can barely handle the cuteness ourselves.
The next season of Dexter‘s going to have to be pretty juicy to compete with what’s going on off-screen. Rumors are swirling that star Michael C. Hall is hooking up with co-star Julia Stiles—which might have something to do with Hall divorcing wife and on-screen sister Jennifer Carpenter. And to think a year ago he was worried about beating cancer.
The evidence of infidelity is pretty sketchy at this point: a blind item in Lainey Gossip (“Their chemistry was so crazy and so evident to everyone that writer and producers, seeing it play out on set, actually cranked up their sex scenes to capture it for show”), some ridiculous quotes from Showbiz Spy (“Michael was checking out Julia’s butt…he was fixated…you would never tell his marriage had just collapsed”). But this might explain why Hall and Carpenter’s public statement pointed out they’d been “separated for some time.” Good thing the guy’s supposed to look awkward on-screen anyway.
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In news that will only shock and scandalize the grandmas of the world, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag admit they faked divorce proceedings in the hope of getting a British reality show. The couple’s decision to fake-destroy man’s most sacred bond corresponded conveniently with an offer from British TV network ITV to cover the split, prompting them to move to Costa Rica, ostensibly so they could shoot scenes without passerbys constantly booing them. Says Spencer, “The divorce was real – just the idea behind it was different than most people’s.” These two can get married and gay couples can’t, everybody. Think about that next time you vote.
Unfortunately for…well, no one actually, the TV offer fell apart and Speidi were stuck with their dumb ol’ functional relationship…and not much else. Explained Spencer, “Divorcing was the only way to keep Heidi’s career going because everyone hated me so much. Look at Sandra Bullock – her divorce from Jesse James was the best thing to happen to her image.” Right, it wasn’t the years of popularity, dozens of films or the OSCAR FOR BEST ACTRESS that boosted her image; it was her husband screwing around with a neo-Nazi nudie model. The difference between Sandra and Heidi, however, is that Bullock eventually dumped the scumbag. Something to think about, both of you. Something to think about, America.
What is he up to now? Seriously. Because this isn’t normal. Spencer Pratt has actually apologized for something, thus inverting the very laws of nature as we know them. The recipient of this atonement of sins is his soon to be ex-wife, Heidi Montag, also known as the remorseful life-size inflatable Heidi doll.
Spencer wants Heidi to know that he intends to do some ”intense soul-searching” and is looking for “appropriate avenues for my issues.” That’s just the start of it, because Spencer isn’t known to do things halfway. He revealed to People, “Divorce can be a trying, draining, and emotionally devastating experience for all involved. Despite these hardships, most individuals manage to conduct themselves with dignity and maturity. I did not – I failed spectacularly.”
Our jaws have officially dropped. And the next statement threatens to unhinge them almost completely. “I horribly embarrassed the one person that meant the world to me. For my outrageous and infantile behavior, I offer Heidi my most sincere apologies. Over the years, her love, support, and friendship were always given, but never properly cherished. I let her down. She never deserved the pain and anguish I put her through, and although I don’t expect it, I hope in time she’ll be able to forgive me.”
Ok what’s up, for real? You know what, it’s sad that we’ve reached a point that we don’t trust or believe people when they give (seemingly) sincere apologies. It’s even worse not believing for one second that a person is willing to change. But do you blame us, when the person in question is Spencer Pratt – the same person who just two weeks ago was pimping out sex tapes proudly and without an iota of remorse.
Question is, what’s the ulterior motive this time? Another reality show? One big publicity scheme?
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One Tree Hill star Jana Kramer is divorcing husband Johnathon Schaech after one month of marriage. While normally, a month-long marriage is news in itself (hey, we have piles of dirty laundry sitting at home that are older than that), the fact is, this is the latest in a long line of One Tree Hill actors whose nuptials weren’t cut out for the long haul.
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush who both appear on the show were married for just five months. James Van Der Beek appeared on the show in 2009, the same year he and his ex-wife Heather Ann McComb called it quits. Hilarie Burton was divorced in 2008 (although she has been involved with Jeffrey Dean Morgan since last year and just had a baby with him). Paul Johansson divorced in 2005. And special guest star Kevin Federline who appeared on the show in 2008 might just be the most famous divorceÃƒÂ© of all.
Is there a divorce curse on this show or what? It sure seems like it. The same way people kept dying and creepy things would happen on the set of The Exorcist, One Tree Hill seems cursed to bring mayhem to all those around it (er, ok, maybe just divorce lawyers). To the rest of the cast and any future guest stars of Ã‚Â this show, don’t say we didn’t warn you: you might want to consider a pre-nup to go with your acting contract.
Larry King has had a fraught couple of months. First, King’s marriage was breaking up, then his soon-to-be ex wife Shawn Southwick OD’d/attempted suicide. Then King announced he was leaving CNN after 25 of years of hosting his show. The decision to take time off has possibly helped because he and his wife have called off the divorce.
Just three months ago, King and Southwick filed for divorce within and hour of each other amidst rumors of infidelity on both sides. Keeping with the synchronized activity, both parties petitioned the the courts to drop the divorce papers, day before yesterday. All the judge needs to do is dismiss the claim and they’re officially back together. Make it work, you two!
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