Good Gossip: Engagement, baby news and sweet celeb husbands

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.

colton dixonDo you love a good engagement story? We do, and we’ve got one for you. Remember Colton Dixon, who was an American Idol contestant during Season 11? He recently got engaged to his girlfriend of 3 years, Annie Coggeshall. He proposed to her at Disney World and hid her engagement ring in Cinderella’s slipper. The wedding also had a fairy-tale theme. The couple wore Mickey Mouse ears when they cut their wedding cake, and later they rode away in a Cinderella-style carriage. Congrats to the newlyweds!

cat deeley 2015Cat Deeley, host of the summer dance show So You Think You Can Dance, became a mom last month. She and her husband, comedian Patrick Kietly, welcomed a baby boy into the family. Congrats to the new parents!

chris stapletonI think we can all agree that we are LOVING this quote by country singer Chris Stapleton. When asked about how he gives credit to his wife for the success of his album, he said “I don’t give my wife any credit, she’s earned every bit of it. She’s the sounding board for everything. She’s a highly intuitive, wonderfully decisive and creative person. As a joke I say that she has great taste in everything but men.”

ian somerholder instagramIan Somerhalder, star of The Vampire Diaries, also had a sweet quote about his life and his wife to actress Nikki Reed, who starred in the Twilight movies. When asked about his last moment of bliss, he said “Every single morning I wake up. Every single day. Look who I get to wake up with. And we’re under kitties and dogs, and it’s just pure bliss. It has to be a conscious effort to wake up and recognize all the beauty in our lives. I’m grateful.”

Source: People magazine, January 25th and February 8, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Jennifer, Carol, Julianne and Jimmy Choo

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.

jennifer aniston 2015Wow, 47 has never looked so good. Jennifer Anniston will turn 47 on Thursday, Feb. 11th (which is the same night we’re doing a big Girls Night Out! Click here for details.) Jennifer is the new spokesperson for SmartWater and said that newlywed life (she recently married Justin Theroux) is awesome. When recently asked by People magazine if she thinks things work out the way they should, she said “I think everything happens for a reason. That makes it always a little more tolerable, because there are reasons for things happening, and this too shall pass. It’s comforting.”

carol burnettThe amazing Carol Burnett offered some advice for fellow moms: Be a parent to your children, not their best friend. Her daughter, Carrie, got into drugs as a teen and Carol had to put her into rehab before she was 18. “…she hated me. Afterward she thanked me for it. I thought, ‘I had to love you enough to let you hate me.’” Wise advice from one of the most iconic women in television history.

julianne hough2Julianne Hough will star as Sandy in the live version of Grease, which airs on January 31st. And she’ll be the star of her wedding to hockey star Brooks Laich, who popped the question last August. Julianne said she has wanted to be a mom since she was 5 years old and that she had an instant connection with her fiance. “He’s my solid ground.”

jimmy choo anoukCelebs are wearing a certain shoe so often that it has attained a celeb status all its own. The Jimmy Choo “Anouk” pump has been seen all over Hollywood and on red carpets. Stylists like it because its proportions “create a sexy arch to the foot…and a dainty silhouette.” (The price tag, however, is not dainty at all. It starts at $595.) Oh well… a mama can dream.

gillian andersonYou’ve got to love a celeb with a brownie in her purse. Gillian Anderson, who is returning as Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files, said that she always has a secret brownie in her purse. “Sometimes I carry it around for months. Today I finished an audio book I was doing, and the brownie was only a few days old so it was my indulgence.” Delicious idea, Agent Scully. We may just have to try it.

Source: People magazine, January 18, 2016 edition and Instagram

Good Gossip: New love, engagements, weddings and baby bumps!

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.

anne hathaway instagram200Congrats to mama-to-be Anne Hathaway (married to Adam Shulman) who recently noticed that people were trying to secretly photograph her while she was at the beach. So she beat them to the punch with this Instagram photo and caption: “So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me, but just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed. I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world, it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter :). Wishing you love, light and blessings for the year ahead.”

miranda lambert instagram200Don’t worry. Miranda Lambert is doing just fine. In fact, she posted a really cute photo of her snuggled up with the new guy in her life. His name is Anderson East and he is also a musician living in Nashville. A music producer said that Anderson has “more charm than anybody I’ve ever met.”

jordan smith instagram200Jordan Smith, the amazing singer who recently won The Voice, got engaged over the holidays. He asked longtime girlfriend Kristen Denny to be his wife, saying that she has been a big support over this past year during his whirlwind ride on The Voice. Cute couple! (By the way, we downloaded his version of Great Is Thy Faithfulness on iTunes, and it is incredible. We definitely recommend it for those days when your mama soul needs a boost.)

anna camp instagram200Anna Camp and Skylar Astin, two actors who met on the set of the movie Pitch Perfect, are now getting married. He posted a picture of the couple (and her ring) on Instagram on January 3rd.

witney carson wedding hair200Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Witney Carson got married on New Year’s Day in Utah to her high school sweetheart, Carson McAllister. Her friend and former DWTS champion Alfonso Ribeiro was there, too, and his little 2-year-old son Alfonso, Jr. was the ring bearer in the wedding! (There’s an adorable pic of him in the most recent issue of People magazine.) I think we can all agree that Witney’s hair looked AMAZING, as evidenced by this Instagram photo on the right. And below is a gorgeous shot of the happy couple. Congrats.

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Source: People magazine, January 18, 2016 edition and Instagram

Good Gossip: Sandra’s baby girl, Hemsworth, Adele and a gorgeous wedding

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.adele 25 image 180

We think this recent quote from Adele, whose new album is breaking all kinds of sales records, sums up how most of us feel about motherhood: “The love I feel for him is so poignant and overwhelming. It takes my breath away that I am able to love someone that much, and that’s what I’ve been looking for my whole life.” Adele’s son, Angelo, is 3 years old. Well said, Adele.

michael buble 180We love this idea for a holiday family tradition. Singer Michael Buble described it recently during an interview with People magazine. “…last year I had everyone write down their favorite thing about my grandma, who had died the year before, on a strip of construction paper. We glued them into a chain and hung it up. It was very emotional and sweet, and we’re gonna build on it every year. It’s up in the cupboard, ready to come out.” What a great way to remember and honor those family members or friends who has passed on.

chris hemsworth tag heuer200When asked what his personal style would be (if he wasn’t the newest model for TAG Heuer watches), actor Chris Hemsworth said “My style would be practicality and nothing white because anyone with kids knows it’s immediately just covered in food and everything else that they like to throw around the place.” Chris, who is a father of 3, seems to speak from experience.

sandra bullock people magazine200The recent People magazine cover story about Sandra Bullock and her kids is a must-read. The pictures are so great, and there are so many wonderful quotes from Sandra that it’s impossible to include them all in this report, but here’s one of our favorites. When asked about how she felt when 3-year-old Laila joined big brother, 5-year-old Louis, in the Bullock family, she said “I was so scared that I couldn’t love another child as much as I love Louis, that I didn’t deserve to bring another child into my home. And then Laila arrived. Not only did I grow another heart instantly, but I fell in love with Louis even more. They were meant to be together. It’s like they have always been together.”

Sofia Vergara (who stars in Modern Family) recently married Joe Manganiello (who starred in Magic Mike XXL) and the numbers behind the ultra glamorous wedding are pretty impressive: There were 2 languages used in the ceremony (English and Spanish.) There were 3 flower girls. There were 5 tiers in the wedding cake. There were 38 people in the band (plus an appearance by Pitbull!) There were 350 wedding guests. And it took 32 people working 1,657 hours to make the designer wedding gown that Sophia wore. Instead of wedding gifts, guests were asked to donate to a charity — either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Below is one of the stunning wedding photos the newlyweds shared on Instagram. Click here to see more wedding photos on Instagram.

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Source: People magazine, December 14, 2015 issue

Good Gossip: New love, new baby and a new movie

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.

gwen stefani blake shelton 2015 smallLooks like two famous coaches from The Voice are helping each other through divorce and finding love at the same time. A source close to Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton said that what drew them together is their support for each other. “They both like to laugh and have fun.” A recent article in People magazine also adds that Blake is understanding that Gwen’s top priority is her three kids. The famous pair co-wrote a country song earlier this year, so we’re hoping to hear that on the radio soon.

jessa seewald baby spurgeon instagram smallCongrats to local new mom, Jessa Seewald and her husband Ben Seewald who welcomed a new baby boy on November 5th. His name is Spurgeon Elliot Seewald. (Check out this video to see the meaning behind his name.) He weighed 9 pounds and 11 ounces and is the grandson of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar who also live in Northwest Arkansas. After a brief trip to the ER for a blood transfusion after the birth, Jessa is home with the baby and doing well. (The baby was born a day after her 23rd birthday, so we’re guessing Jessa will never forget that birthday full of hard contractions!) Click HERE to see some beautiful baby photos on Jessa and Ben’s family website. Congrats to the new parents and the happy grandparents!

miracles-from-heaven smallJennifer Garner will star in a new movie called Miracles from Heaven, which is the story about a girl named Annabel who survives a 30-foot fall from a tree and later told her parents that she had visited Heaven. Then, inexplicably, she was cured from a terminal digestive disorder. Jennifer said she felt very maternal toward the 11-year-old girl who plays her daughter in the movie and said that she hopes the movie will remind people “of the power of love and hope and family and prayer.” Queen Latifah and Martin Henderson are also in the movie. Can’t wait to see this one!

patrick dempsey smallMaybe a reunion is in the works for one of our favorite actors, Patrick Dempsey? Well, we hope so anyway. He and his wife, makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, split up 11 months ago but they were recently photographed together walking hand-in-hand in Paris. One source quoted in People magazine said that they are “slowly finding their way back together.” That would be wonderful news for the couple’s three children — Talula, 13, and twins Sullivan and Darby, 8.

Source: People magazine, November 23, 2015 issue