the low down according to mon – june 29

Hello to my lovely readers out there and welcome to “the low down according to mon”. Hope you’ve all had a splendid week and haven’t been battling a terrible winter cold like most of the people I know currently are. As always, I’ve prepared for you a wrap up of celebrity news that’s happened this past week. Naturally, there is so much going on in the celeb world that I can’t talk about it all or you’d be reading till next week. But chances are if it happened, I know about it and am happy to talk about it in comments. As always, for the highlights version, don’t forget to head on over to KiKi & Tea at 4pm. All of this information was accurate when posted at 10AM (AEST)…


So Phoebe’s brother got married this past weekend. And by Phoebe’s brother, I mean Giovanni Ribisi (who played Phoebe’s half-brother on Friends) and model Agyness Deyn eloped over the weekend. Their marriage was so secretive that most people didn’t even know they were dating! This isn’t just some crazy rumour as Giovanni’s rep confirmed the news in a statement to saying “Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribisi quietly married in Los Angeles over the weekend.” Congrats!

We all remember when Anne Hathaway‘s boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri was convicted of fraud and a whole list of impressive felonies leading for him to become her ex-boyfriend. Well, he’s served his time in prison and is now out and doing interviews where his movie star ex has been the subject of much discussion. Raffaello has nothing but wonderful things to say about Anne, who is know engaged to Adam Shulman. “I want only the best for this person,” Follieri said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. “She was very sweet to me. We had, I think, a very nice relationship. I don’t have anything bad to say.” While he’s a criminal, at least he’s not badmouthing Anne!

There have been some rumours that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were getting married this week and then due to a quick slip of the tongue, people thought they were married. But it’s OK, we didn’t miss it, they aren’t married yet. Liam was being honoured at the Australians in Film Awards and in his speech said, according to E! Online, “I was fortunate enough to get called back in to read with my now fiancée, who I recently got engaged to…and we read together and fell in love and now we’re married,” the 22-year-old actor said. “Well, not married yet,” he quickly added. And Cyrus, bless her little fearless heart, yelled, “We will be!” from her seat.


There have been some pretty bad Photoshop fails, but none beat the BIGGEST PHOTOSHOP FAIL EVER on the cover of Italian magazine Amica. And yes, that really did need to be in CAPS to convey just how bad a Photoshop job this was. If you didn’t already know or hear, the picture to the left is of Eva Longoria. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? If I hadn’t known it was Eva, there is no way I would have believed it. Not only is her skin a completely different colour, but they’ve completely changed the structure of her face. Amica has a bad rep for terrible Photoshopping, but this is just the absolute worst case of it that I have ever seen!

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively was named the first face of Gucci Première, their upcoming female perfume. “In conceiving this fragrance I was inspire by timeless Hollywood glamour and the iconic leading ladies of Hollywood’s golden era. Blake’s unique style and charisma brings that allure to life in a very contemporary way,” Frida Giannini, Gucci creative director said in a statement. She will appear in a short film to premiere in September at the Venice Film Festival.

News has emerged that Charlie Sheen has trashed yet another hotel room while on a family trip with his ex-wife and friend Denise Richards. He was apparently in another section of the hotel, away from Denise and daughters Sam and Lola and according to a source “he totally trashed the room”. I’m not buying this story, especially considering TMZ was able to get statements from both the hotel (of which Charlie is apparently banned) and Sheen’s reps saying the incident didn’t happen. According to a hotel rep, “the hotel room was in pristine condition on Friday, June 22 and remains so today Tuesday, June 26. Should Mr. Sheen wish to book a room in any Ritz-Carlton hotel in the portfolio, we would be delighted to host his stay.” Please, leave Charlie alone, he’s doing so much better!

I’ve found another reason to love Jennifer Lawrence. The 21-year-old Hunger Games star can add “good samaritan” to her list of achievements after she went to the aid of a young woman who had collapsed outside. Sgt Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police said: “Lawrence was walking her dog when she saw the juvenile. She stood by as a Good Samaritan until officers arrived and spoke with them.” I love JLaw.


While a picture of Jessica Simpson‘s cleavage seemed to cause more of a stir, I was much more interested in the picture she tweeted of her little cutie Maxwell. The new Mum tweeted the other day “I absolutely LOVE my family! Maxwell amazes Eric and I everyday with every little thing she does!” It’s super cute. Jessica recently tweeted about her post-baby weight-loss journey, saying “Just so everyone knows…Weight Watchers hasn’t put ANY pressure on me at all! I’m trying to be healthy as I can for myself and I feel great”.

After months of remaining silent, Reese Witherspoon has finally spoken about her third pregnancy. At An Evening With Reese Witherspoon held in Chicago, told a Chicago Sun Times reporter “frankly, I’m feeling quite round”. When asked what was next when she finishes filming Devil’s Knot, she said “after I finish that, I’m going to take a little time off — and go have a baby!” This is Reese’s third child, her first with husband Jim Toth.

Speaking of other adorable babies, Alessandra Ambrosio shares the first picture of her baby Noah, saying on her Facebook “Wanted to give you all a sneak peek of Noah and so thankful to Pampers by taking these pictures we helped out UNICEF and those in need.”

Last week I was telling you that Molly Sims and husband Scott Stuber had a baby boy but had yet to release the name. Well I can now tell you that the little one is called Brooks Alan StuberIt’s different, but I don’t mind it. In other baby name news, Jason Lee and wife Ceren, welcomed a little boy called Sonny. It’s quite a change from Jason’s son from a previous relationship, Pilot Inspektor.

In other baby news, it is rumoured that Anna Paquin and hubby Stephen Moyer are expecting twins! Co-star Sam Trammell, who has twins, let slip in an interview that the couple are expecting two bouncing babies saying “I’m so excited for them. It’s so interesting that True Blood has become, like, the ‘twins’ show.” Reps are yet to confirm, but very exciting news.

I’ve denied the rumours that Megan Fox is expecting for a while, mainly because there has been no official confirmation (and she even walked out of an interview when they asked her about it) and every photo that accompany’s a “Megan Is Pregnant” story she has just been wearing a baggy t-shirt and it could very easily just be the wind blowing or an unflattering angle (like with every OMG Kate Middleton is 3 months pregnant story), but these latest photos of her and hubby Brian Austin Green (who has a child from a previous relationship) on holiday in Hawaii have convinced me, it definitely looks like there is a baby in that belly. In that case, congratulations to the happy couple!


I’ve always loved the Spice Girls, I quite frequently watch their film Spice World, so I was super excited when I heard that they briefly “reunited” to announce Viva Forever, a musical written about Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham and their rise to fame. This is amidst claims that there is some animosity between Posh and the rest of the group. The musical was written by comedian Jennifer Saunders and opens in London’s West End on 11 December. I must get to London!


While doing press for Magic Mike (which I will totally be seeing, who cares if the storyline is crap, there are so many attractive men being strippers in it!) Channing Tatum credits himself with costar Matthew McConaughey and longtime girlfriend Camila Alves tying the knot and Matthew agrees. Channing said “She came to watch him dance, watched his talents onstage, went home, wrote the [wedding] invitation and said, ‘Here, this is what it’s gonna be’. I did that!” Matthew nodded while saying, “He did it.” Love it.

The Avengers continue to keep breaking records. This week, The Avengers joined the exclusive Hollywood club to earn over $600million in the US. The only other two films to join this club are James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic. Annoyingly, The Avengers would have beaten Titanic had it not been reopened earlier this year in 3D. But either way, fantastic news!

In other money making news, Brave, the new Pixar film, made $66.7million opening weekend in the US. It’s the 13th Pixar film and the first to ever feature a female heroine. The opening numbers for Brave were the fifth highest in Pixar history, unable to beat Toy Story 3 who comes in third.

Nora Ephron, the woman responsible for bringing us When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, died at age 71. According to the writer’s son, Jacob Bernstein, it was pneumonia, brought on by acute myeloid leukaemia, that took this wonderful woman. According to The New York Times “She was a journalist, a blogger, an essayist, a novelist, a playwright, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and a movie director — a rarity in a film industry whose directorial ranks were and continue to be dominated by men.” She will be missed by many.


I don’t know about you, but I’m extremely excited to see the movie Magic Mike. Why? Because it’s a movie about male strippers with hotties like Channing TatumMatthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello. I’m even more excited after watching Channing Tatum lead a flashmob on The Today Show

Picture of Giovanni and Agyness
Picture of Eva

Picture of Jessica/Maxwell
Picture of Alessandra/Noah
Picture of Megan and Brian
Picture of Magic Mike

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



  1. melissasavage · June 29, 2012

    Oh man. Jessica Simpson gives me an idea of how I might look pregnant/postpartum. O.o

    And I might need to make time to I and see Magic Mike. Yum!

    • moniquefischle · June 29, 2012

      I will definitely look like Jessica Simpson, already half way there! I’m so excited to see Magic Mike, so many attractive guys. Sigh.

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