January 03, 2011

The Talk of Tinseltown; Happy New Year

Hello, blogging friends! The holidays are over, but my tree and decorations are still up. It's not because I want Christmas to stick around a little longer. It's because we've been super lazy. I did manage to go to the gym for the first time this year so that's got to count for something. Anyway, I will recap you on my personal life soon enough. Until then, let's get 2011 started off with The Talk of Tinseltown.



Over the holiday break, Russell Brand posted a picture on Twitter of Katy Perry sans makeup. It was taken down shortly after, but it was too late. Here it is if anyone cares. I may have giggled a little when I first saw it.


Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig, who just worked together on a film, are reportedly an item after they were photographed holding hands on Christmas Day. I think they make a cute couple. Don't you?


Shania Twain married Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico on New Year's Day at a private mansion. Oddly enough, Shania's first husband allegedly left her for this guy's wife who just happened to be Shania's best friend at the time. So, yes, they basically swapped spouses. This is weird, right?


TMZ reports David Arquette, who recently admitted to Howard Stern that he had been 'drinking a lot' since separating from wife Courteney Cox, checked into rehab over the holiday weekend. Courteney told People, "I really admire David and his choice to take charge and better his life." Get well, David.


John Cougar Mellencamp is splitting from his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Mellencamp. There's a small rumor stirring that he's already finding comfort in the arms of Meg Ryan. Yet another story that made me giggle...


Alanis Morissette and husband Mario Treadway had a baby boy on Christmas day. They named him Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway. Morissette, 36, married rapper Treadway, 30, earlier this year at their Los Angeles home. Congrats to both!


Sir Elton John and David Furnish also got a very special gift on Christmas Day. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California via a surrogate. Zachary weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. I like the names they chose, but why so many?


After almost a year together, Rihanna and baseball player Matt Kemp have called it quits. Breakup songs are always better than love songs anyway.


PETA has named Bill Clinton its Person of the Year after the ex-president gave up his Big Macs and became a vegan. Clinton, a former fast foot junkie, turned to plants this year when his daughter asked him to get in shape for her wedding. After forgoing animal products, Clinton lost 24 pounds.



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23 comments:

Jennifer Greystein said...

Ok one question if I may. Since when is John Mellencamp, Chinese?

I'm just the MOM said...

Rachel & Daniel = A+ :)
anaksanamun meets 007

Kristina P. said...

That picture of katy Perry makes me happy.

Christina said...

That is one awful picture of Katy Perry. I bet Russell’s in trouble! I really want Cox/Arquette to work it out. John Mellencamp looks terrible! I’m surprised that I like the name Ever. Good for Clinton for becoming a vegan, especially after all his heart problems.

Karen Peterson said...

If you hadn't told me that was Katy Perry, I wouldn't have guessed it in a million years.

And am I the only one that thinks when you say Alanis's kid's name out loud it sounds like Pig Latin?

Impulsive Addict said...

I so appreciate this recap. I've been out of the loop since before Christmas.

Katy Perry isn't as cute without all her makeup on...but then again, neither am I!

I love Shania. I'm so glad things worked out well for her.

David makes me wanna slap somebody.

John Cougar is looking pretty rough! Well, so does Meg so maybe they'll be good for each other.

I'm with you on the Furnish-John baby. Why so many names? Gah!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Ever Imre.. wtf were they thinking??!

Hutch said...

I'm still not sure how I feel about the Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig thing. They basically pulled a Lean Rhimes and Eddie Cibrian, but are more respected celebrities so no one's really calling them out. Gonna be interesting to see how the year unfolds with Daniel Craig having so many projects coming out.

cornflakegirl74 said...

Awwww, Alanis looks so happy :) Congrats to the lucky couple (and yes, Ever Imre definitely sounds like pig latin to me!).

And YIKES! John Mellencamp did NOT age well at all.

AMY said...

OMG.....Katy Perry! Love it when you see celebrities looking like average joes. Hehehe

No John Mellencamp definitely did not age well! ewwww

Thanks for the Hollywood update.....LOVE reading this!

Cathy said...

Holy shit, John Cougar looks terrible! Yikes.

I love Alanis' purple shoes. So fun!

Don't worry Katy Perry....we ALL have those days!

MiMi said...

Rachel and Daniel ARE cute!
Mellencamp...UGH. What happened to make his face look so fat and old and bloated? :)
Meg Ryan...I used to love her.
Alanis...is it odd that her hubs looks somewhat like Ryan Reynolds who she was SUPPOSED to marry a few years ago???

MiMi said...

Oh. And Katy...she looks...well...normal. No?

Tara said...

wow! i could barely tell that was katy perry! glad to know she's as normal looking as the rest of us with no makeup!

English said...

I too had to chuckle a tad when I saw that picture of Katy. I think we all need reminders that celebs are real people too and that is a VERY real photo!

Ashlee said...

No wonder she wrote the line, "You think I'm pretty, without any make up on" teehee. She's a beautiful girl, really.

MissBrightside said...

I had to look at the picture of Katy Perry for a long time...man, she is looking rough!
Having a million names is a British thing. One day when you need a laugh, read the birth announcements in The London Times online...names like Jemimah Inez Poppie Wigglesworth just crack me up!

Ed said...

Make up Katy or no make up Katy...

I'd still hit it.

The Random Blogette said...

That whole Shania thing really is weird. Did you hear about Mila Kunis and Macauley Caulkin (I think I seriously butchered his name). They just broke up after 8 years. The hubs and I were just talking about them the other day. He swore that they got married. I told him that he jinxed their relationship!

April said...

Poor Katy P ... my husband would be healing from a broken nose if he posted a horrible pic like that.
And 24 pounds is not a good enough change for me to quit eating meat. If going vegan gave me lipo and a tummy tuck, then I'd consider. Ha!

(Florida) Girl said...

I am both shocked and comforted by the photo of Katie Perry. They are all human beings after all.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Now, if we could just keep Clinton from chasing girls in short skirts he'd be totally out of the meat market rotation! ;) hehe

Kris said...

When did Mellencamp morph into a lobster? Or has he just never heard of sunscreen?