Hello and welcome to my popular weekly post “the low down according to mon” where I keep you up to date on all the latest buzz from Hollywood. There’s been lots of interesting things happening this week from proposals and marriages, to baby reveals and a rather odd stunt. For a highlights edition, don’t forget to head over to KiKi & Tea at 4pm today! All of this information is accurate when posted at 10AM (AEST)…
HUGE congratulations are in order for Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon who wed long time girlfriend Christine Marinoni. The actress’ publicist released a statement saying “on May 27, 2012, Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend, Christine Marinoni, were legally married in the state of New York. Nixon wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera.” Masel tov!
“Yes, a thousand times yes” – this is what I imagine Keira Knightley said when her muso boyfriend James Righton asked her to marry him. The actress’ publicist confirmed the news of the engagement. Congrats you two!
Vocal anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy has moved on after splitting with long-time love Jim Carey back in 2010. The star has announced that she is dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
In other engaged news, it seems that my invitation to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel‘s engagement party got lost in the mail. How awkward. But don’t stress, N*Sync bandmates were invited to the party which was held in California. Also in attendance was Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi. Can’t wait for them to get married.
Apparently The X Factor is a good place to meet a future partner. One Direction‘s Zayn Malik has gone public with new girlfriend Perrie Edwards from a group called Little Mix that was apparently also created through the show. Maybe Simon Cowell should dating a dating service, he seems to have been pretty successful so far.
REALITY TV NEWS
Oh honey. That’s all I can say when I read YET ANOTHER story about how Teen Mom‘s Amber Portwood has been arrested, again, and this time, it’s serious. It seems that instead of just complying with the terms of her court-ordered drug program, she’s decided to serve FIVE YEARS in jail, leaving daughter Leah in the custody of baby daddy Gary Shirley. There is nothing about this story or decision that makes any sense to me, but I hope Amber gets the help she needs. In other Teen Mom news, the fourth and final season of the original series is set to air in two weeks and the girls promise that it is the best season yet. I’m definitely excited!
Jessica Simpson‘s brand new baby girl Maxwell Drew has made her photographic debut after being featured on both People and Who magazine’s covers. In an interview with the mags, Jessica opened up about the birth experience and how her’s and fiancé Eric Johnson‘s relationship is better than ever. “Seeing everything happen through Eric’s face was a moment I’ll never forget. He was holding her hand and mine, so immediately we wanted that family bond.” Jessica gave birth via C-section, and I would have opted for the same if my baby weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces! The new Mum and Dad are absolutely smitten with their baby girl. To see the Who cover, head over to KiKi & Tea at 4pm today…DO IT!!
Tori Spelling is a hot pregnant lady – check out these amazing pics!
Lady Gaga is reportedly devastated after being forced to cancel a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, after massive protests against the singer and her “vulga” performances. The Indonesian Government said they would only allow Gaga a permit to perform if she toned down her show, but her managers pulled the plug. Over 50,000 tickets were sold for the now cancelled event.
In other Gaga news, it turns out Madonna did a cover of “Born This Way” during rehearsal for her concert in Tel Aviv. In the video that you can watch here, Madonna was singing her own hit “Express Yourself” before adding in snippets of “Born This Way”. It’s a weird role reversal after Gaga copped flack for “stealing” music from Madonna’s “Express Yourself”. I can’t decide whether I think Madonna did it as a nice tribute, or a dig at Gaga – what do you think?
There’s close and then there’s this. While promoting their new film The Paperboy at Cannes, Nicole Kidman revealed that she performed all her own stunts, including peeing on Zac Efron. Before your gutter-mind gets ahead of itself, it was in a scene where Efron’s character had been stung by a jellyfish. In an interview with Deadline, Kidman said “Yes, I did the scene. That was what Lee wanted. It was in the script. And it’s pretty out there. I mean I love Zac. He’s such a great guy and let me just say I am glad it was him. I feel safe with Zac and hopefully he feels safe with me. Oh my God I can’t believe it’s all over Twitter. Of course it would be all over Twitter.” I have one word for you: EWWWWW! But hey, she’s very dedicated to her craft, especially after the director nearly pulled the scene from the final cut and she made him keep it in.
The Cannes Film Festival has wrapped up for another year and awkwardly, none of the Hollywood films won anything. Not even Best Actor. Nothing. If you want to know who won, Austrian film Amour by Michael Haneke won the top prize of Best Film, you can see a full list of winners sans the Americans here. For even more Cannes information, head on over to E! and CelebrityFix for more fashion.
The Avengers has finally been beaten at the box office with the release of Men In Black 3. Despite that, The Avengers is still breaking records while MIN3 had a slightly average opening. You can read more about it here.
In one of the most highly anticipated sequels ever (according to me), new casting rumours have emerged from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set. And by set, I mean rumour mill, as filming hasn’t even started with the film not set for release until November 2013. I am loving the rumours around who will be playing Finnick, with it apparently being narrowed down to Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund. I hope it’s Taylor but in the meantime I’ll keep you posted!
Because you’re all so lovely, I’ve got a treat for you, the first official trailer for Les Miserables. And if I do say so myself, Anne Hathaway sounds pretty good singing “I Dreamed A Dream” despite criticism after footage was leaked earlier. Enjoy!
Kim Kardashian sent off a rant of angry tweets after “sentimental items” were stolen from her luggage on a recent British Airlines flight. “very disappointed in British Airways for opening my luggage & taking some special items of mine! Some things are sentimental & not replaceable. What happened to the days when you could lock your bags! We need to get back to that. There’s no sense of security & no trust! Shame on you” Kim tweeted. Apparently thousands of dollars worth of designers handbags and a pair of vintage sunglasses the starlet was given by her father before he died, I’d be annoyed too. There’s an ongoing investigation. There are also rumours that Kim and Kanye West are set to move in together as they both put their LA homes on the market but apparently this is just a coincidence. Hmmm…
In other Kardashian related news, it appears Scott Disick should remove the “s” from his surname after drunkenly exposing himself to his fellow first class passengers on a flight from London to L.A. These are only reports and Disick’s reps haven’t confirmed or denied that this happened. I’ll keep you posted.
How freaking adorable is this, during an interview with InStyle magazine, Cameron Diaz revealed that best friend Drew Barrymore‘s fiancé, Will Kopelman asked for her permission before proposing. In the interview, Cameron revealed “I knew Drew was getting married before she did!” The two have been best friends since they were teenagers and having been successfully emancipated from her parents as a teenager, I thought it was sweet Will asked for Cameron’s blessing. Besties for life!
Apparently Justin Bieber could be charged with assault after getting more than friendly with a paparazzo who was following him. You can check out more details here. I feel bad for him actually, because the paparazzo was assaulting him to begin with (even if he didn’t physically).
VIDEO FOR THE WEEKEND
Unfortunately, I don’t have any funny videos for you this weekend, but I do have some major awkwardness. Journalist Kathie Lee Gifford was interviewing Martin Short on morning television and repeatedly asked him about his relationship with deceased wife, thinking she was still alive! But I must say, he handled it with grace and has no ill feelings towards Gifford.
What did you think about the way Martin Short handled that? Did you think Jessica Simpson’s baby was cute? How about Anne Hathway’s singing? Was there any other celebrity news you wanted to talk about? Sound off in comments!