Good Gossip: Drake, Rihanna, Patrick Dempsey and Melissa McCarthy

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.rihanna-drake

People who were rooting for a possible Drake and Rihanna relationship are happy campers now. Drake made it official by declaring his love for Rihanna at hte MTV Video Music Awards in August. According to a report in People magazine, the couple went out and got matching shark tattoos. One source was quoted as saying that Drake treats her “like a princess.”

storkNick Lachey and wife Vanessa are growing their family with Baby No. 3 on the way. The new baby will join big brother 4-year-old Camden and big sister Brooklyn, who is now 20 months old.

chris-carmack-nashvilleAny fellow Nashville fans in the house? Nashville star Chris Carmack (he plays Will Lexington) and his fiance Erin Slaver, who is a musician, just had a baby girl in late August. Congrats to the new family!

patrick-dempsey-2016He’ll always be McDreamy in our book. Patrick Dempsey, who somehow keeps getting better looking, shares personal details in the cover story of the most recent People magazine. The good news is that he and his wife of 17 years, makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, have been able to reconcile and save their marriage. They are parents to three kids, a 14-year-old daughter and twin boys who are now 9. Patrick said that, although he will always be grateful for Grey’s Anatomy and the incredible opportunities it brought him, the grueling schedule cost him important time at home. “All the boys’ lives, and a big part of Talula’s life, was me being gone working on that show. There was very little time to relax and enjoy life.” He went on to say that being separated from his wife helped him realize his priorities and what he really wanted. “…Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of.” With the help of couples therapy and his decision to pull back on his race car driving commitments, the family was able to reunite. “…We want to be role models for our children — if you have differences, you can work them out.”

melissa-mccarthy-2016Every time we see a quote by Melissa McCarthy, we love her a little more. People magazine recently asked her about her style philosophy and she said “It’s not so much about a dress as feeling good. You want to feel like yourself because then your best qualities shine through.” (Amen!) As you may know, Melissa now has her own fashion line and said she burst out crying the first time she spotted someone wearing one of her creations. She talked to the woman wearing the shirt. “She said she got compliments and she felt pretty. That’s the thing — fashion can really lift you up and make you feel good.”

Source: People magazine, September 19, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Celebs and their kids and grandkids

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.

kirstie alley instagramKirstie Alley is a grandmother! The 65-year-old actress has a new grandbaby named Waylon Tripp Parker and Kirstie says that, although work requires her to travel quite a bit, she rushes back to be with her grandson. “Being a grandma is in the top three best things that has ever happened to me. Friends used to show pictures of their grandkids, and I’d be like, ‘Yeah yeah, they’re cute’ or whatever. Now I’m totally that grandmother.”
Kirstie is also feeling healthy and fit again, saying that keeping the weight off for a few years has helped her body remember what it was supposed to look like. She said she stays active but “hates the gym…. I’m not a lunging, squatting human. I’ll do things that sound fun, like a dance class or yoga, or I’ll walk or run.”

carrie underwood instagramCarrie Underwood is on tour, and she brought along her baby boy, Isaiah, who is now a year and a half old. Some of her “must have” things to have with her on tour are her dogs because they are “a little piece of home.” She said she also has a cooking surface on the tour bus because “…I like to cook as much as possible. Room service gets old. And we travel with a washer-dryer. Doing my own laundry makes me feel like a human. I also have a trailer outfitted with a gym — it’s my splurge!”

scott mcgillivreyScott McGillivray, who hosts the show Income Property on HGTV, built his family’s dream home in Toronto. He and his wife Sabrina have two daughters, age 4 and 2. He said that hosting a show about renovations gave him “10 years of ideas.” The new house will be one of the main aspects of the family’s new show called “Moving the McGillivrays.” One of the favorite spaces in the new home is a craft room designed for his daughters which features an area for painting, framing and gluing.

chris noth twitterChris Noth (a.k.a. Mr. Big from Sex and the City) said that his 8-year-old son, Orion, makes him laugh every day. “He’s got a little of my goofball in him. He still loves poop jokes. Boys never get over that. He’ll text me poop emojis and then sign, “Daddy, It’s Orion,” and I’m like, “I know.”

Source: People magazine, September 12, 2016 edition

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