In this week's Celebrity News, Jennifer Aniston hears wedding bells, Janet Jackson heard them a while ago and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's fancy footwork gets left out. Plus, there's always a few stars in trouble with the law!
Aniston and Theroux to get married in March?
It's been speculated on so much that it's hard to believe that this date won't be declared a national holiday, but actress Jennifer Aniston ("Horrible Bosses") and her fiancé Justin Theroux ("Wanderlust") have reportedly set a date for their highly-anticipated Hollywood wedding. According to reports by People magazine, the couple will walk down the aisle soon after Aniston finishes filming her current untitled movie project on March 8. It seems the dress and rings have already been chosen and Aniston may reportedly take her husband-to-be's last name, making her Jennifer Theroux.
Low key wedding for Janet Jackson.
She may outfit her concerts in pomp and circumstance, but R&B singer Janet Jackson took a decidedly low key approach when it came to her wedding to Qatari billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana. The two recently revealed that they were already married in an effort to silence growing rumors that the wedding was to be an extravagant and elaborate $20-million affair that would see 500 guests flown in and each walking away with $10,000 Rolex watches as a wedding thank-you gift. In a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight the couple said, "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy."
After almost five years together, actress Christina Applegate (ex-Reagan Brinkley, "Up All Night") recently tied the knot with her Dutch-musician boyfriend Martyn LeNoble. The couple, who confirmed the news to People magazine earlier this week, shares a two-year old daughter named Sadie. Applegate and LeNoble were reportedly married in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles, CA surrounded by family. LeNoble tweeted the news, obviously minus any details.
What a glorious day!— Martyn LeNoble (@martynlenoble) February 23, 2013
Chris Brown – grateful and forgiven.
Singer Chris Brown has unlocked his usually recalcitrant tongue to share his recent come-to-Jesus moment as he basks in the glow of girlfriend Rihanna's forgiveness for his 2009 assault on her after a pre-Grammy event. The R&B star, who recently celebrated Rihanna's twenty-fifth birthday with a Hawaiian holiday with the star, recently spoke to the British newspaper The Mirror about how his girlfriend's forgiveness came after a lot of hard work. "That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake," said Brown, "But she loves me – what can I say? I'm forgiven…but, yes, I worked hard for it." He isn't the only one, as many observers work overtime to remind the couple of how unpopular their reunion is. As we reported in last week's Celebrity News, Rihanna is definitely feeling the brunt of living her truth after a heckler allegedly threw an energy drink bottle at Rihanna who suffered a scraped right knee in the incident which took place just outside of the Box nightclub in London. In a separate incident, Rihanna's alleged stalker, Steveland Barrow was cuffed, carted away and released after he was caught breaking into Rihanna's neighbor's house. Apparently, he got the address wrong and thought he was sleeping in the singer's bed. Hopefully, with Barrow now on the loose, Rihanna feels safer after reportedly obtaining that temporary restraining order against him.
McAdams and Williams are single ladies.
Two major Hollywood splits to hit headlines this week seemed to come out of the blue. Citing long-distance, New York-based actress Michelle Williams ("Oz the Great and Powerful") and her Los Angeles-based boyfriend, Jason Segal ("How I Met Your Mother") reportedly ended their almost year-long relationship earlier this month. Also, after 2 years together, actress Rachel McAdams ("Sherlock Holmes") and actor Michael Sheen ("Underworld") have reportedly split and distance may also be a factor. McAdams who lives in Toronto and Sheen, who has homes in Wales and Los Angeles went public with their romance in 2010 after meeting on the set of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." It's also splits-ville for Diane Lane and Josh Brolin. The couple has had a moderately spicy relationship that has been punctuated with Brolin's occasional altercations with other Hollywood actors and several arrests for assault, public intoxication and DUI. Sources say the split is amicable.
Bobby Brown gets 55 days in jail.
What happened to the child singer who made up one-fourth of the band New Edition? What happened to the solo R&B artist who hit it big with his single "My Prerogative?" Oh yeah, that's right he married the late Whitney Houston and then reportedly embarked on a storied bad-boy career. Brown isn't making any immediate moves to reform as he continues to battle his demons. The singer and ex-husband of Houston was allegedly sentenced to 55 days in jail after his third drunk driving arrest last October. According to TMZ, Brown has been ordered to turn himself in to a jail facility by March 20 and will have to complete an 18-month alcohol program while also serving four years' probation.
Forest Whitaker frisker fired!
In last week's Celebrity News, we reported that a New York Milano Market Deli employee made the blunder of all blunders when he accused actor Forest Whitaker of shoplifting ("The Last King of Scotland") as he was perusing the aisles. To add insult to injury, the employee frisked and patted down the Oscar-winning actor in front of the other customers and employees. A reportedly shocked Whitaker declined to call police but had a few words for the management. The owner of the Milano Market has reportedly confirmed to TMZ that the employee has, in fact, been fired.
Mindy McCready undergoes secret autopsy?
Country singer Mindy McCready, who tragically committed suicide last week, was buried this week following a Baptist funeral ceremony that reportedly saw over 400 family, friends and fans in attendance in Fort Myers, FL. McCready, who first shot her dog and then shot herself to death on the front porch of her Heber Springs, Arkansas home on February 17 following the death of her boyfriend David Wilson in relatively the same manner on January 13, reportedly underwent a secret second autopsy to determine if anti-depressant drugs and other substances may have be involved in her death. McCready leaves behind two children. Ex-fiancé David McKnight reportedly told The National Enquirer that he feared McCready would hurt their son Zander, and her son Zayne whom she shared with Wilson, had they been with her on the day of her reported fifth suicide attempt.
As the latest cast of Dancing With the Stars was announced earlier this week, female fans of the show were no doubt swooning over actor Ingo Rademacher's (Jasper "Jax" Jacks, "GH") casting but also clutching their chests in heartache over the news that professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy would not be returning to the celebrity reality dancing competition for season 16. This supposed temporary absence is reportedly due to Chmerkovskiy's desire to focus on an acting career and the rumor that he was reportedly not asked to return. Chmerkovskiy's celebrity pairings have made him an outspoken fan favorite and participant of the show, who often verbally sparred with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie-Ann Inaba. He also seemed to frequently appear in tense recapped practice sessions with a few of his partners. The handsome hip-swiveler, who recently broke up with this fellow "DWTS" co-star, dancer Peta Murgatroyd, has never won the coveted mirror ball trophy. "Dancing With the Stars" will premiere on March 18 at 8:00 PM on ABC.
From Jackson to Jacksun.
You know that quizzical looking expression you get on your face when the reason why escapes you? Well, get ready to strike a facial pose with this latest news that Jermaine Jackson, one of the late Michael Jackson's brothers, has been awarded the right to change his last name from Jackson to Jacksun. According to his reps, Jacksun wanted the new moniker for artistic reasons.
Tiger Woods and ex-wife reunion?
Could this be the sports equivalent of a Chris Brown and Rihanna get-together or not? No doubt, a picture tells a thousand words and this week the photo depicting a happy chat between golf pro Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren is probably a novel by now. According to TMZ, Nordegren and Woods were photographed, together with their children, for the first time since their public split in 2010 over Wood's infidelity, as they headed to an event for a local youth sport organization in Jupiter, FL. Allegedly, the two were chatting together very amicably, leading sources to report that Nordegren and Woods were enjoying each other's company for about 30 minutes. Just long enough for Woods to propose once again, right? Wrong! Don't get too excited as this was no "Chrianna-esque" reunion. Woods recently made headlines when it was revealed that he has quietly been enjoying the company of another blonde, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn for whom he sent a private jet after she was injured in an Austrian ski accident a few weeks ago.
Daddy Perez Hilton!
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton happily announced that he is a first-time father to a baby boy. Hilton whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, fielded multiple celebrity wishes of congratulations on his Twitter page with an emotional reality check of his own. Hilton reportedly commented that his family is overjoyed and that he is ready for the challenge of first-time fatherhood. The openly gay blogger managed to surprise many who were not aware that Hilton was 'expecting' despite being photographed shopping for baby clothes in early January.
I can't stop crying! Every time someone Tweets me "Congrats Dad" or "Daddy" the tears just start streaming! #PoppaPerez— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) February 28, 2013
Matt Damon and wife to renew their vows.
Here's something you don't hear in Hollywood very often – actor Matt Damon ("The Adjustment Bureau") and his wife of seven years Luciana Barroso are reportedly set to renew their vows sometime in April. The couple, who met in 2003 and share four daughters, has reportedly already sent out 'Save the Date' cards for a destination wedding. Damon and Barroso were married in December 2005 in a low-key ceremony at New York's City Hall followed by a non-honeymoon due to Damon's work schedule on the film "The Good Shepherd." This time the couple is reportedly planning a more elaborate affair at a destination that currently remains unknown to prospective guests.
The nine lives of Lindsay Lohan?
The stars are aligning for Lindsay Lohan ("Mean Girls") in her courtroom battle over several misdemeanor charges she is facing in Los Angeles, including reckless driving and lying to police. Los Angeles prosecutors offered the troubled actress a plea bargain that would essentially keep her out of jail – a situation that Lohan's lawyer Mark Heller reportedly pleaded for in a rousing letter to the judge overseeing her case. In the letter, Heller urged the prosecution to help "fix" Lohan and reveals that the actress is going through psychiatric counselling to resolve past family issues, according to TMZ. To fulfill the terms of the offered plea bargain, Lohan would be required to complete 60 days of in-patient rehab treatment followed by mandatory attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and community service. This would be Lohan's sixth attempt at rehabilitation. Lohan will also have an opportunity to shake the growing dust on her acting chops with a cameo in an upcoming episode of "Anger Management." The actress will play herself, starring as a therapy patient who falls in love with Charlie Sheen's ("Wall Street") character, counselor Charlie Goodson. Lohan and Sheen will also share screen time in the upcoming movie "Scary Movie 5" due out this April. Sheen has been somewhat of a Hollywood godfather and lending agent to Lohan, helping her out financially and hooking Lohan up with designers to outfit her on the red carpet.
Mary-Louise Parker antique shop altercation.
Actress Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds") is denying accusations that she used a homophobic slur in an angry rant toward a New York antique shop owner. Owner, Daniel Sedin, who filed an incident report with the police, alleges that Parker entered the shop with a friend to whom he reportedly owed money for selling one of her purses. According to Parker's rep, Sedin refused to pay and allegedly tried to exploit Parker's celebrity status by creating the allegations. Reportedly, Parker wised up to Sedin's scene tactics and walked out before things could escalate further. Sedin has since paid Parker's friend, but is sticking by his story, reportedly insisting to TMZ that Parker threatened his life and called him a f*g.
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