Most people were of the opinion that Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie were an odd match during their three-year marriage. Unfortunately, Billy Bob was one of those people, and it pretty much ruined everything. “She has one way she wanted to live her life and I had another way to live mine,” Thornton tells ABC’s Nightline in an episode set to air tonight. “I was just too insecure.” Of course, the non-stop gossip about the couple’s 20-year age difference and, uh, relative attractiveness didn’t help matters either. According to The Informers actor, he felt “like the Phantom of the Opera hiding in the catacombs” compared to Jolie. “People actually said that I didn’t deserve to be with her,” Billy Bob shares. Oh boy…were we one of those people? Jeez, we’re sorry. All those Phantom of the Opera jokes were just too good to pass up!
This kind of explains why Thornton and Jolie are shockingly amicable for ex-spouses. Angie penned the introduction to Billy Bob’s recent memoir, in which she praises him, saying “He has an unmatchable wit and can make you laugh until your face hurts.” Similarly Billy Bob lauded Jolie when she was directing her first film In the Land of Blood and Honey. “She’s real smart, and very creative, and I think it’s a great job for her,” he said. Admits Thornton in his interview, “We had a great marriage and I chickened out because I didn’t feel good enough. That’s all that happened. It was no big deal, we never hated each other.” We can’t help but feel partially responsible for this…which means we are kind of partially responsible for Angie ending up with Brad Pitt. You’re welcome, everyone! Except Billy Bob! Again, so sorry about that!
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2011 was a hard year for Scarlett Johansson: everyone saw her butt in those leaked photos, she had to get that unflattering red bob to film The Avengers, and oh right, she got divorced from Ryan Reynolds. “I don’t feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better,” ScarJo reveals about the split in her new Vogue interview. “It’s still there. More than anything, it’s just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird.” Aw, the use of the word “buddy” just breaks our hearts! No wonder Johansson tried to drown her sorrows in a little Sean Penn. “We spent time together, yeah,” the actress says of the Academy Award winner. “I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other.” You do whatever you need to do, girl! Or whom!
Luckily, Scarlett is currently seeing Nate Naylor, New York ad exec and seemingly normal human being. “It’s totally bizarre. It’s an adjustment—-I mean, it’s got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at nineteen,” she says of the media scrutiny Naylor’s received. “But he’s really remarkably good about it.” As Johansson says about her recent obstacles, “From that comes a lot of really amazing things. I think it will be an interesting year.” Awwww! Just keep your pants on while using your phone, girl, and 2012 is all yours!
In case you were wondering who was first to throw in the towel on Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli‘s marriage, it was…well, it was Peter Facinelli, but it would have been equally sad either way! “I was very resistant,” Garth told People about the couple’s split. “I didn’t want it to happen. It took me some time to come to peace with it.” Unfortunately it seems the Facinelli family’s bi-coastal living arraignment, with Jennie in California and Peter in Vancouver and New York shooting the Twilight series, contributed to the divorce. “He would do everything he could to fly back every weekend,” the What I Like About You star explained. “[But] it took a real toll on our marriage.” But why must a real human couple dissolve so that two fictional vampires can find romance? Whyyyyyyyyy!
Sadly, Peter is also the one getting the ball rolling legally-speaking, filing a divorce petition today in L.A. County Superior Court, just a few weeks after the couple announced their plants to separate. The actor cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce and requested joint physical and legal custody of the couple”s three daughters. Jennie filed a response to the petition, in which she indicates that she will officially change her last name from Facinelli back to Garth. They’re such sweethearts in real life; maybe Jennie and Peter will be equally kind in the court room? We’re being hopelessly naive, aren’t we?
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Hell hath no fury like Ali Landry scorned! The Hollywood Girls Night host has been spilling dirt about her ex-husband Mario Lopez‘s cheating ways during their marriage left and right this week, and the fact they haven’t been together for eight years does not seem to phase her in the slightest. “He did suck, it still does suck. It hurt a lot and he never apologized,” Landry revealed to HuffPo about Lopez’s infidelities, which spurred her to annul their marriage after only two weeks in 2004. “That’s hurtful, when someone you cared about never stepped up to the plate to at least say, “I’m so sorry I did that to you.” But with that said, I had to be even stronger and figure out a way to move forward on my own.” For shame, Mario. Did the fiery feminist spirit of Jessie Spano teach you nothing?
Landry has since remarried to current hubs Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, with whom she had daughter Estela Ines and baby Marcelo Alejandro. So…we guess she just had to get this last bit of bitterness off her chest before she can move on? “I was like, ‘I don’t want to tap a phone! I can’t believe I’m doing this.’ So she did, and right after the honeymoon I started getting phone calls from these girls,” the actress revealed about her doomed relationship with the Live! with Kelly cohost to Wendy Williams last week. “I confronted him and he still – to this day – denied it and never apologized. It was horrible.” But as Ali laughs now, “…I say it every single day. Like, ‘Thank God I’m not with that person. Thank God!’ I’m grateful that happened, really!” Um, yeah…we’ll have to take your word for it, girl.
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You guys! Just because Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth are getting divorced does not mean they have been cheating on one another. There are plenty of other totally valid reasons they could be ending their seemingly normal and happy marriage. Probably dozens! Either of them having a side piece, however, is not one of them. “There are rumors out there which are completely untrue and hurtful to our family,” the Beverly Hills, 90210 actress and Breaking Dawn actor declared in a joint statement to People. “We just want to make it very clear – there are no third parties involved.” So get your filthy minds out of the gutter! Now look at this photo of Peter Facinelli on a motorcycle, and then get your filthy minds out of the gutter again!
The two made the statement in response to infidelity rumors that cropped up after they announced their split yesterday, but according to EW, it looks like we’ll be getting a lot more evidence for or against their claims in the actress’s new CMT reality show Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, a show which is currently titled I Love Jennie on IMDB and allegedly set to premiere in April. So…do you think they changed it because that second title seemed a little too on the nose? Yeah, us too. Us too.
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We’ll admit it: we didn’t want to trust the rumors swirling this past summer that Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth were on the rocks. So we, um, sort of mentally blocked out any possibility that could be true. Can you blame us? The Twilight actor and What I Like About You star always seemed so normal and likable! Unfortunately, putting our fingers in our ears and screaming “I’m not listening” at the top of our lungs not only annoys our office mates, it’s also a pretty crappy safe guard against divorce: Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli just announced today that they are ending their marriage of 11 years. “While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children,” the couple told Us Weekly. “We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time.” Ugh, why isn’t there any way to unread this horrible news? Science, we blame you for this!
In addition to being parents to Luca, Lola and Fiona, Jennie and Peter had, as far as we can tell, an extremely good run. “Sometimes we’re in a store and I’ll lose Jennie for a second,” Facinelli told ShowbizSpy back in 2010. “Then I’ll see her out of the corner of my eye, and she’s just the most beautiful woman. And I say to myself: ‘Oh, that’s my wife, I’m so lucky.’ Those moments just hit me — and they hit me often.” Someone needs to invent that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind drug already, so we can pretend these two are still curled up on the couch in matching Snuggies.
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Dad! What did we say about talking to reporters? Mom, can you please keep Dad off the phone? Katy Perry, we feel your pain; we know our dad would gab to the media about our love lives, if anyone actually cared about our love lives, too. “Her career got really busy and she did not get to see that much of Russell [Brand],” Katy’s dad Keith Hudson told Us Weekly about his daughter’s divorce. “It was just one of those things.” As for his former son-in-law, Keith still describes Brand in glowing terms, terms we’re sure Katy loves to hear every time she calls home. ”There are no hard feelings towards Russell,” Hudson gushes. “I just received a text from him the other day in fact. He is a wonderful and smart guy.” We’re sure the fact Russell didn’t want any of Katy’s millions couldn’t have hurt his reputation with the family, either; we wouldn’t be surprised if he’s still invited to Thanksgiving! Or the next wedding!
Unfortunately, it seems that Us Weekly squandered the opportunity to ask Pop Perry about the Kanye West/Katy Perry hook-up rumors. Do dads love Kanye as much as we do? As for his daughter’s most recent alleged crush, model Baptiste Giabiconi, Keith hasn’t grilled him about his 401k or taken him to check out Keith’s model train set just yet. “I don’t know anything about this male model guy,” Hudson claimed, adding, “She is healthy and happy now!” Aw, dads really are the best. Even the gossipy ones.
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Yep, this is a wise, wise way to shut up those who thought Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries just for profit: She’s donating $200,000, twice the worth of her wedding gifts, to the Dream Foundation, according to TMZ. The site obtained a letter reportedly sent to all the guests at her August wedding that reads, “It has taken me some time to pull everything together but I wanted to let you know that the money for every gift received by me at my wedding has been donated to the Dream Foundation.”
Dream Foundation does for terminally ill adults what Make-A-Wish does for kids, granting them everything from dream vacations to paying for their family’s heating bills. A letter from the organization, also obtained by TMZ, says, Read more…
On Tuesday, Russell Brand filed the final papers for his divorce from Katy Perry, which will be officially done in June, according to TMZ. And the site reports something that’s not too surprising for those of us who like to think Brand really is the nice, if slightly nutty, guy he appears to be in public: He’s not claiming community property rights, which would entitle him to about $20 million, half of Perry’s earnings while they were married.
“This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch,” TMZ’s anonymous source says. Read more…
Jennifer Lopez has sunglasses on at night. Boyfriend Casper Smart is also wearing shades … because he’s a diva in training? Because you can only date J.Lo if you support her sartorial choices? Because he’s cool by association now? Whatever the reasons are, the sexy twosome made their way to Cipriani’s in New York after Jennifer made an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, where she responded to questions about her ex, Marc Anthony, FYI.
When asked what it was like working with Anthony on their show, Q’Viva! The Chosen, she said, “You know, its fun because we know each other so well, but it has its moments. The same things that … didn’t really work sometimes come up. You’re talking and you don’t agree on something and you’re like ‘Oh, be quiet!’ … You’ll see it on the show a little bit!” This is also what we’d like to call her “genteel diva” outfit. It’s all shades of fawn and looks very expensive. Check after the jump for a better look at it, and of Casper, of course. Read more…