As we gear up for the release of Rock of Ages this week, we’ve been looking back at some of the trends the nostalgic musical so lovingly celebrates, like Malin Akerman’s sexy rocker-chick look and Mary J. Blige’s flashy jumpsuits. More than any one fashion, the movie reminds us of one big trend the late ’80s and early ’90s were famous for: the groupie. Not just the girls who flashed their goods from the audience or hung around by the tour buses, either — there were plenty of high-profile ladies who were eager for a backstage pass. And some of them got a lot more than a private concert in the bargain.
As we gathered this list of our favorite celebrity-rocker pairs, from Cher and Gene Simmons to Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear, one other thing became very evident: All of these couples seemed to share taste in makeup, tight pants, big hair and baggy blazers. It even looks like Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli got their hair cut together. And maybe Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter could swap blazers, while Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour traded acid-washed jeans. We’re not sure what exactly Melissa Gilbert and Billy Idol had in common, but, yeah, that happened!
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The May-December romance between Rachel Hunter and her 12-years-younger ex-fiance Jarret Stoll is officially over. The couple have called off their wedding, which was set for August.
“Can Associates Limited regret to inform you that the August wedding of Rachel Hunter and Jarret Stoll has been canceled and the couple have decided to split. We ask you to respect Rachel and her family’s privacy during this extremely upsetting time,” her rep said.
Just last month, it seemed as though wedding plans were moving right along. “I need to be given less time than a year to plan, because I change my mind so often. It was going to be in Mexico, but we decided otherwise. I’ve made seven changes to the location,” Rachel said.
Well, now the location is decided: Nowhere. [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]
With so much reality TV on the air, it’s no surprise that shows have wound up recycling celebs. But which stars keep coming back for more and more punishment? Which have signed on to project after project? Which have actually clocked the most reality shows? Ignoring obvious legends-in-their-own-time as Katie Price, New York and Megan Hauserman, we instead focused on those who seem to hop from network to network, show to show—and sometimes country to country. These stars have all appeared on at least four or more shows, and will undoubtedly do many more in the years to come. Call them reality whores—ready to sacrifice their private lives for your entertainment, again and again.
Former New York Ranger Sean Avery (currently with the Dallas Stars) has been booted indefinitely from the NHL after he made insulting and derogatory comments about his two famous ex-girlfriends, actress Elisha Cuthbert and model Rachel Hunter. Cuthbert is now dating Calgary Flames player Dion Phaneuf (Hunter is currently shacking up with a player on the L.A. Kings), and Avery decided to bash Phaneuf in his home rink, while warming up on the ice before the Stars battled the Flames. “I’m really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada,” Avery sneered. “I just want to comment on how it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don’t know what that’s about. Enjoy the game tonight.”
Avery, who interned at Vogue this summer, has an established reputation as a trouble-maker (in one game last year he waved his hands in a goalie’s face to distract him in a game, and he’s been linked to notorious madame Kristin Davis) and the NHL jumped on the chance to punish him. We imagine his sloppy seconds are thrilled with the outcome. [Photo: WireImage]
Demi Moore isn’t the only cougar in Hollywood who has the Mrs. Robinson thing going on. Rachel Hunter,38, is engaged to a hot Canadian hockey player 12 years younger. Rod Stewart’s ex is sporting a huge diamond ring from fiancé Jarret Stoll, who plays for the Los Angeles Kings.
“We are all delighted for her,” manager Andy Haden told New Zealand station 3 News.
Rachel and Jarret have been dating since 2006. Check out our gallery of the hot couple vacationing together in Barbados last year in one of their first public outings as a couple.