This week in celebrity news, there are hits, misses, splits, weddings and more...
Scarlett Johansson named Sexiest Woman Alive.
Actress Scarlett Johansson ("The Avengers," "Lost In Translation") was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine for the second time. The 28 year-old actress, currently engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, previously won the title back in 2006.
Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner call it quits.
"Keeping Up With The Kardashians" couple, Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner issued a statement to media this week saying that they have separated. Apparently they've been living apart for a year already, and are happier that way. Jenner will continue to appear on their reality TV show. They told E! Online, "We are living separately and we are much happier this way. But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority."
Chelsea Handler splits from Andre Balazs.
Talk show/comedienne/author Chelsea Handler ("Chelsea Lately") confirmed on her show that she had recently broke-up with her beau, Andre Balazs. They had an on/off relationship for two years.
Miley Cyrus on sex over forty.
There's been no respite from hearing Miley Cyrus' ("Hannah Montana") name in the headlines. Last week she ended up in a back-and-forth session with singer Sinead O'Connor who wrote Cyrus a letter encouraging her not to 'prostitute' herself for others in reference to Cyrus' attention-getting VMA performance and nude Wrecking Ball video. Cyrus, of course, wasn't receptive, and made controversial retaliatory remarks comparing O'Connor to Amanda Bynes ("She's The Man") who has struggled with mental issues. O'Connor then demanded an apology and even threatened to sue. Cyrus merely continued on promoting her new album, Bangerz, and in an eye-brow raising interview with Matt Lauer on "The Today Show," indicated that she believed that peoples' sex lives basically go downhill beginning at the age of 40! Lauer, age 55, was informed that he was 'definitely not sexual'. Media head-shaking, debate, and reaction ensued.
Dot-Marie Jones engaged.
Actress Dot-Marie Jones, who plays Coach Shannon on "Glee," has become engaged to her girlfriend, Bridgett Casteen. Casteen tweeted:
— BridgettCasteenJones (@bridgettamanda) October 5, 2013
Jamie King welcomes son.
"Hart Of Dixie" star, Jamie King, and hubby, Kyle Newman, who directed "Fanboys," had a son on Sunday October 6. The healthy baby boy weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz. King's representative told People, "Mom and baby are happy, healthy and are doing great."
Naya Rivera engaged.
"Glee" star, Naya Rivera, got engaged to rapper Big Sean, whom she has been dating for about six months, and showed off her ring at a Latina Magazine party on Thursday October 3. In an interesting twist, the pair met and began communicating on Twitter.
Owain Yeoman weds.
"The Mentalist's" Owain Yeoman told People he married his jewelry designer fiancee, Gigi Yallouz on September 7 in Malibu, California. The actor's character, Wayne Rigsby, will also tie the knot on screen on the upcoming Sunday October 13 episode.
Bieber single hits number one.
After being released on Monday October 7, Justin Beiber's new single, Heartbreaker, had hit the #1 position on iTunes charts in 52 countries within two days, according to the National Post. Speculation is that the song was written by Bieber about his ex, Selena Gomez ("Shake It Up"). The Biebs is expected to release 10 new songs - one each Monday - for 10 weeks.