the low down according to mon – june 15

Another week, another round up of celebrity news. As usual, there’s been some really sad news but there’s also been some super cute baby and couple news. I’ve done my best to bring you the most ‘important’ news from Hollywood that’s happened this past week. Hope you enjoy Don’t forget to head on over to KiKi & Tea at 4pm to check out my highlights version. All of this information was accurate when posted at 10AM (AEST)…

HEALTH NEWS

Poor Pink was in hospital on her daughter, Willow Sage‘s first birthday. The singer, who was suffering from the stomach flu ended up having to get her gallbladder removed. The surgery stopped the singer from performing for President Barack Obama and meant she spent her daughter’s first birthday in hospital. She’s doing very well.

There has been some very sad deaths this week (not that death is ever anything but very sad). Ann Rutherford, famous for her portrayal as Scarlett O’Hara’s sister in Gone With The Wind has died at the age of 94. She had been suffering heart problems for quite some time and it was ultimately what took her.

Jennifer Love Hewitt has had a very tough week, losing her mother, Patricia, at the age of 67. The actress’s mother had been battling cancer. Hewitt’s rep released a statement saying “Her family mourns her loss. She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided.” Condolences to the family.

BABY NEWS

Katherine Heigl and hubby Josh Kelley have not been able to stop gushing about their new baby girl, Adalaide Marie, with Dad calling her “phenomenal” and Mum calling her a “wonderful child“. Adalaide is the couple’s second child they have adopted, they also have another gorgeous daughter, Naleigh, who is a protective big sister. Such a sweet little family.

Reality TV star and creator of Skinny Girl Cocktails Bethenny Frankel has revealed that she recently suffered a miscarriage. Bethenny and her husband Jason Hoppy have a daughter, Bryn, 2. Bethenny is 41, so her pregnancy was classified as high risk. Doctors said there were no abnormalities in the female embryo, and that there was nothing Bethenny could have done. She has said she would like to have another child but doesn’t want to be a “trying” person and that if it happens, it happens.

Congratulations are in order for Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof who have welcomed their second daughterKeeva Jane to join big sister Satyana, nearly 3. The How I Met Your Mother star has since tweeted a picture of the gorgeous girl’s little hand, it’s simply adorable. Known for their choice of different names for their children, there is a meaning behind the name Keeva. Keeva is a form of the Gaelic word caoimhe, which means gentleness and beauty. Keeva was born May 23, seems Alyson kept quiet for a while before announcing the birth!

MUSIC NEWS

More information emerged following the shocking suicide of former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, Bob Welch. In a suicide note found in his house, Bob told his wife, Wendy “I’m not going to do this to you”. The musician had a horrible spinal problem, likely to leave him an invalid requiring constant care and he simply didn’t want to put that burden on his wife. So sad.

CELEBRITY NEWS

Word on the rumour mill is that Cameron Diaz is writing a nutritional book for teenage girls. Inspired by friend Gwyneth Paltrow‘s hugely successful lifestyle journal, GOOP. According to a source “Cameron has become very close to Gwyneth and it’s been very interesting for her to see what Gwyneth is doing with Goop! She’s been inspired by Gwyneth and the way she uses her fame to influence and help people. Now Cameron wants to do the same.” I’d definitely read it!

MOVIE NEWS

The blonde-haired beauty is no more. Gorgeous actress Charlize Theron has said goodbye to her blonde locks and has opted for a buzz cut. Following the the footsteps of Anne Hathaway, Charlize said goodbye to her hair for a movie role. The South African beauty shaved her head for her role as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road which starts filming in Africa next month. And you know what, she still looks gorgeous!

In a Box Office weekend that no one (AKA me) predicted, Madagascar 3 beat out sci-fi favourite Prometheus at the US Box Office by $10million! I found this rather odd as Madagascar is another example of an idea that’s been flogged to death but it has been better reviewed than it’s predecessors despite having a lower opening at $60.4million.

There have been more casting rumours surrounding The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire and this has gotten me very excited. It is rumoured that Philip Seymour Hoffman was offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, the new head gamekeeper. There’s no official confirmation but it would be very exciting if it were true!

Hold onto your seats Twilight fans, new pictures have been released from the upcoming final installment of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two. Appearing on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, fans get a sneak peak at a grown up Renesmee, played by newcomer Mackenzie Foy who is pictured alongside on-screen parents Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. And if you ask me, the resemblance is uncanny. Excellent casting in my opinion. Also, even though I wrote a post containing the 2012 Teen Choice Award Nominations here apparently, a second round has come out (don’t worry, I’m super confused as well, with Breaking Dawn Part Two leading the pack with 7 nominations. 

AWARD SHOW NEWS

This past week Neil Patrick Harris hosted The Tony Awards for the third time and my oh my it was quite a show. Even though I don’t know a whole lot about the theatre world, the Tony Awards is one of my favourite awards ceremonies because I love the performances! But apparently, not everyone thought so, with the shows ratings being an all time low, with many blaming True Blood and Mad Men for being on at the same time. My favourite moment was when Deborra-Lee Furness surprised hubby Hugh Jackman by presenting him with a special award, it was adorable. You can find a full rundown of the show here and a full list of winners here.

COUPLE NEWS

After dating for six years and getting engaged in December, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves got married! They got married in their “backyard” in Austin, Texas with 120 guests, including Reese Witherspoon, Kenny Chesney and Woody Harrelson. The couple’s two children, Levi, 4 and Vida, 2, served as ring bearer and flower girl. They had a Catholic ceremony were they are rumoured to have whispered their vows into each other’s ears. Matthew was unfortunately not shirtless and wore a Dolce & Gabbana tux while Camila wore a dress by a Brazilian designer. “We decided to embrace the ritual of marriage as an opportunity and adventure we’ll take together,” Matthew told PEOPLE magazine. Congrats guys! Here are some aerial pictures of the Texan ranch courtesy of the Daily Fail Mail.

In a family notorious for quickie weddings, many are surprised that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have yet to take the plunge. The couple, who have a son, Mason and a daughter on the way, have been together for five years but aren’t any closer to being married. On a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kourt reveals why. “I have realised that I have major commitment problems during this pregnancy. I’m really claustrophobic, and all my issues – and I have a lot of them – they all stem from this thing. I can’t commit to anything … but I love Scott, and he is my partner.” Looks like we might be waiting a while for another Kardashian wedding, unless Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take the plunge, I mean, she did just buy him a $750,000 Lamborghini for his birthday. Also, check out this sneak peak of when the Kardashians sat down with Oprah Winfrey for her new show.

After getting Bar Mitzvah’d in Israel this past week, David Arquette has officially filed for divorce from Courteney Cox, over 18 months after the couple first separated. He sites the favourite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind the divorce. Court has filed her own papers in response. They couple are requesting joint legal and physical custody of daughter, Coco. Since separating, the two have still remained close with Courteney and Coco attending every taping of Dancing With The Stars when David was a contest and with David making an appearance on Courteney’s show, Cougartown. Could this be the most amicable split in Hollywood?

VIDEOs FOR THE WEEKEND

Ala Madonna, Justin Bieber recently conducted a whole interview speaking in an English accent. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not and I thought it might make for some fun viewing for you all.

Picture of Pink
Picture of Josh Kelley Adalaide

Picture of Alyson Hannigan Baby
Picture of Charlize Theron
Picture of Breaking Dawn Poster
Picture of Matthew McConaughey Wedding

Pictures in the banner found from here and here, editing changes made by Monique in Photoshop. 

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