Good Gossip: Kevin, Sheryl, Amy, Sofia and babies!

Good Gossip slider 700Yes, we do love a little celebrity gossip but we also know it’s not cool to do something we teach our kids NOT to do. It’s never okay to indulge in stuff meant to humiliate or hurt another person. That’s why we came up with the concept of “Good Gossip,” which is celeb news minus any mean stuff. Have as much as you want and share it with your celeb-loving friends because this “dish” is all guilt-free.

kevin hart instagramComedian Kevin Hart, who was in Northwest Arkansas recently doing stand-up at the Walmart AMP, tied the knot with Eniko Parrish on August 13th in Santa Barbara. The bride wore Vera Wang gowns, one for the ceremony and a different one for the reception. She said it felt like a fairy tale and that she has been replaying the day in her head. The couple honeymooned in St. Bart’s.

sheryl crow 2016 instaSheryl Crow, who is a 10-year breast cancer survivor, is partnering with Hologic and the Better Mammogram Poll campaign to introduce a technology called Genius 3D Mammography exam. It’s supposed to be able to detect breast cancer 15 months earlier than any 2D mammography. Sheryl says there is a machine offering this type of exam in every state but women need to ask their doctors about it.amy schumer book cover

Did you know that Amy Schumer is an introvert? Yep. She points out in her new book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, that being shy and being an introvert are NOT the same thing. Being an introvert “means you enjoy being alone. You need it. If you’re a true introvert, other people are basically energy vampires. You don’t hate them; you just have to be strategic about when you expose yourself to them — like the sun.”

lisa ling and daughterIf you want an overdose of cuteness, check out People magazine’s collection of newborn photos posted this year on Instagram by a range of celebs including Michael Buble, Seth Meyers, Chrissy Teigen, Michael Phelps, Tyra Banks and Lisa Ling. Pictured left, a beautiful pic of fellow mom Lisa Ling and her baby girl named Ray.

Sofia Vergara makes being 44 look pretty amazing. (See below.) She recently told People magazine the best thing about being in her 40s: “I think you’re a better person. You’re more mature, you know what you want, you know what’s important and you don’t sweat the small stuff. I wish I had that knowledge in my 20s.” (We couldn’t agree more.)

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Source: People magazine, August 29, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Happy couples and an Olympic mom and daughter

Good Gossip slider 700Yes, we do love a little celebrity gossip but we also know it’s not cool to do something we teach our kids NOT to do. It’s never okay to indulge in stuff meant to humiliate or hurt another person. That’s why we came up with the concept of “Good Gossip,” which is celeb news minus any mean stuff. Have as much as you want and share it with your celeb-loving friends because this “dish” is all guilt-free.blake shelton gwen stefani

Sounds like things are working out for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. The recent issue of People magazine says that Blake feels like Gwen saved him when he was at “rock bottom” after his divorce. He said that he and Gwen, who was also going through a divorce, began checking in on each other for mutual support. “Next thing I know, I wake up and she’s all I care about, and I’m wondering if she feels the same about me.” It looks like she definitely does, as the article says that she is always “giddy” when she talks about Blake.

misty copelandFamous ballerina Misty Copeland, star of the American Ballet Theatre, got married to longtime boyfriend Olu Evans last month. Congrats to the happy couple!

kym johnson weddingWhat a fun wedding present! Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec truly surprised his bride, Kym Johnson (the professional dancer he met while competing on Dancing with the Stars). He invited Kym’s idol, Olivia Newton-John, to sing at their wedding. Kym said she got to sing “Let’s Get Physical” with Oliva after the wedding. “It was like a dream!” The wedding was held at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills. Of course, there was a coordinated dance routine at the reception. The entire wedding party danced to the song “Lunch Money” because that was the first song that the couple danced together during Dancing with the Stars. To see the great wedding photos, check out the latest issue of People.

abby johnston diverAre you loving the Olympic coverage? We read a great story in People magazine about Olympic diver Abby Johnston. She said she and her mom, Elaine, have a pre-competition ritual of getting their nails done the day before she competes. “And we always blast Taylor Swift… definitely a jam song,” said Elaine. Abby said the song “Bad Blood” is also a good pump-up song that “gets me in my zone.” Before she does her dive, Abby said she always looks at her mom in the stands and takes a deep breath. Her mom said she also takes a deep breath along with her daughter so they’re “synched up.” Abby also said her mom “tells me she’s proud of me when I’m not proud of myself. She’d do anything for me. I have a very special mama.”

 Source: People magazine, August 15, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Fun celeb news, minus the mean

Good Gossip slider 700Yes, we do love a little celebrity gossip but we also know it’s not cool to do something we teach our kids NOT to do. It’s never okay to indulge in stuff meant to humiliate or hurt another person. That’s why we came up with the concept of “Good Gossip,” which is celeb news minus any mean stuff. Have as much as you want and share it with your celeb-loving friends because this “dish” is all guilt-free.stork2

If you’ve ever been pregnant in July, you know how actress and fellow mom Blake Lively is feeling these days. She recently told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that “it should be illegal to be pregnant in New York in July. I’m going to make my water break just so I can cool down.” :-)

keshia knight pulliam instagramRemember the adorable Rudy from The Cosby Show? The actress who played Rudy, Keshia Knight Pulliam, is now 37 years old and is about to become a mama. She and her husband, former NFL player Edgerton Hartwell, are expecting a baby girl soon.

tara and johnny instagramIf you fell in love with Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir during the 2014 Winter Olympics, you’ll be happy to know that they’re coming back for the Olympics in Rio this summer. The duo will be cultural correspondents for this year’s Games. They’ve spent months planning what they’ll wear on the air, and Johnny recently told People magazine that it will include “crazy shoes, glitter for sure, lots of jewelry.” Tara said that one of the nicest things about her friend and broadcast partner is that he’s a gentleman. “He takes my bag; he helps me out to the car. He’ll come running if the doorman isn’t there. He’s my little knight in shining armor.”

al roker and pepperAl Roker of The Today Show says he’s a germaphobe who didn’t really want a family dog. But when he met a dog named Pepper at an animal rescue organization, “…it was love at first sight.” Roker said he had a strict rule about Pepper not sleeping on the bed, but guess where Pepper sleeps now? Yep. “The foot of the bed! But still. She’s been slowly working her way up,” he admitted. Roker told People magazine that their dog is “…not too big, not too small. She’s the Goldilocks dog. She’s just right.” For cute pics of celebs with their dogs, check out the August 1st issue of People magazine.

Source: People magazine, August 1, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Hollywood baby boom

Good Gossip slider 700Yes, we do love a little celebrity gossip but we also know it’s not cool to do something we teach our kids NOT to do. It’s never okay to indulge in stuff meant to humiliate or hurt another person. That’s why we came up with the concept of “Good Gossip,” which is celeb news minus any mean stuff. Have as much as you want and share it with your celeb-loving friends because this “dish” is ashton mila instagramall guilt-free.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expanding their family. A second baby is on the way and will join big sister Wyatt, who is 21 months old.

kris allen baby girlSpeaking of babies, there’s a baby boom in Hollywood these days! Some of the celebs who have recently welcomed new babies include Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinksy (a baby boy named Aidan); Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah (a baby girl named Iris Mary); and American Idol winner and Arkansas native Kris Allen and his wife Katy (a daughter named Rose Elizabeth, pictured left). Congrats to all the new parents!

christina aguilera 2016 instagramChristina Aguilera released a new song called “Change” earlier than originally planned and she is using the proceeds from the song to benefit victims and their families in Florida. Some of the lyrics say “Waiting for a day that hate is lost and love is found.”

matthew mcconaughey people 2016In a recent issue of People magazine, Matthew McConaughey talks about the night he met his wife, Camila. …”We went on our first date three nights later, and I knew then. The next night after that, I wanted to go out on another date. I’ve been wanting to go on a date with her for the last nine years and not with anybody else.” (Let’s say it together, ladies: “Awwwwww.”)

olivia wilde jason sudekis instagram 2016Actress Olivia Wilde says her fiance, actor Jason Sudekis (who is also father of their 2-year-old son, Otis) is good at giving compliments. “It’s really nice when you’ve been working hard all day and you’re exhausted, and your dude says, ‘You look fantastic.’ And you’re like, ‘Little do you know I”m a hollowed-out zombie.’” Olivia, who is currently pregnant with their second child, says that pregnancy makes her feel beautiful because she feels more connected to her body. “Other times we lose touch with that, so now I feel beautiful just living my life, working hard and being a good mom to my son.”

jinger duggar 2016Local celeb Jinger Duggar, who appears on the TLC show “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” is featured in the most recent issue of People magazine, which reports that she is dating a professional soccer player named Jeremy Vuolo. The pair were introduced by her sister, Jessa, and got to know each other better while they were part of the same mission trip. “I really admired his character,” said Jinger. (Did you know Jinger likes to take photos of her family and friends? Check out this post and video which captures the day she shadowed one of our favorite family photographers, Lisa Mac.)

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Local family photographer Lisa Mac and Jinger Duggar of “Counting On.”

Source: People magazine, July 4, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Simon Cowell, Elle Macphereson and super smart celebs

Good Gossip slider 700Yes, we do love a little celebrity gossip but we also know it’s not cool to do something we teach our kids NOT to do. It’s never okay to indulge in stuff meant to humiliate or hurt another person. That’s why we came up with the concept of “Good Gossip,” which is celeb news minus any mean stuff. Have as much as you want and share it with your celeb-loving friends because this “dish” is all guilt-free.

simon_cowellIt sounds like fatherhood has softened Simon Cowell a bit. In a recent People magazine article, Simon talked about his 2-year-old son, Eric. “He’s the world’s cutest little boy…He’s so cheeky, and he’s very funny. He really cracks me up… He really knows how to wrap me around his little finger.” Cowell, who is the newest judge on America’s Got Talent, said that Eric thinks his dad’s job is to “push buzzers,” and that he likes it when his son comes to the show because he can tell right away when he enjoys the act and when he gets bored. “He’s a good critic already,” Simon said. “It’s amazing.”

john legend albumThis is a good bit of info to know, in case you ever have teenagers who claim they don’t need to go to college because they’re going to be in show business. The following celebs all have degrees from Ivy League colleges: Actress Rashida Jones graduated from Harvard. Ellie Kemper is a Princeton grad. Lupita Nyong’o graduaged from Yale. John Krasinski is a Brown University graduate, and John Legend’s degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.

james corden tony awardsJames Corden, host of the Late Late Show, was the emcee of the Tony Awards, which aired on June 12th. Corden once worked on Broadway, too, and said he was excited about seeing some of the most famous performances on Broadway during the Tony Awards. “Some people are paying $1,000 for one seat to see Hamilton — you’re going to see the cast of Hamilton perform from your living room.”

elle macphersonSupermodel Elle Macphereson was known as “The Body” during the 80s. She is now 52 and offers some insights on beauty in the latest issue of People magazine: “I don’t prance around in a bikini anymore, or a one-piece, or cutoff shorts, or very short dresses. It’s just not what I do. I’ll leave that to my 16- and 18-year-old stepdaughters. At this point I like to keep it simple and not adhere to any trends. That’s the secret — the beauty of a woman as she matures is not how she tries to look younger but how she adapts to her newfound maturity.

Source: People magazine, June 13, 2016 edition