Good Gossip: Proud celebrity parents and more

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.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon - Season 5Parenthood changes you, even when you’re one of the most famous names in late night television. Jimmy Fallon recently told People magazine: “I thought I’d never be that annoying person, but as soon as Winnie was born, I was showing iPhone snaps to a cab driver.” Jimmy’s daughter, Winnie, is now 22-months old and has been recently joined by a baby sister.

duggar dillard people cover  Our fellow Northwest Arkansas mom, Jill (Duggar) Dillard, was featured in this month’s People magazine with an update on how new motherhood is treating her so far. She and husband Derick Dillard welcomed a baby boy named Israel David to the family on April 6, 2015. Jill is recovering from a C-section that happened after a 70-hour labor, and she said her mom Michelle Duggar (who has been through four C-sections of her own) has been helpful these past few weeks. This new mom enjoyed her first Mother’s Day this month and reports that sweet baby Israel is smiling now and even laughing in his sleep. Congrats to the new family.

michelle phanHere’s a celebrity fact to remember the next time something doesn’t go your way. You know the YouTube mega star Michelle Phan? She has become famous worldwide for her amazing makeup video tutorials. She has more than 7.5 million fans on YouTube and has her own makeup line with L’Oreal. And did we mention her bestselling book? Yep, she has one of those, too. Well, get this: Michelle posted her first makeup video on YouTube about two months after she was turned down for a job as a clerk behind a makeup counter at a department store. (We’d say things worked out for the best for her, don’t you think?) Michelle’s newest business venture is to start a “multi-platform lifestyle channel” called ICON Network which will feature inspiring content by people on the Web. Way to go, girl.

nate berkus 2014Interior designer Nate Berkus (who has an awesome line at Target) recently became a dad with his partner Jeremiah Brent. Their sweet baby girl is named Poppy Brent-Berkus and was born via surrogate. Nate said that they were there for the birth along with the surrogate’s family and everyone was hand-in-hand as Poppy made her way into the world. “She came out with her eyes open, looking around like she had been waiting for us.”

jamie foxxThis might surprise you. Actor and musician (and Oscar winner) Jamie Foxx sings in the shower but you’ll never guess what song is one of his favorites. “Sometimes I’ll sing country music — I know it sounds weird. I love to sing that Miranda Lambert song “The House That Built Me,” and the way it echoes is really dope.” Other random facts about Jamie? He memorized the book “Green Eggs and Ham” when he was a kid and still knows all the words by heart today. And, yes, even major stars get starstruck. He said he felt that way once when hanging out with Jack Nicholson at a charity event in the Hamptons. He said they talked and even took a few selfies.

Source: People magazine, May 25, 2015 issue

Good Gossip: Scott Eastwood, Ryan Reynolds and Garth

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Yes, 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 because this “dish” is all guilt-free.

As always, this feature is sponsored by Great Day Farms, a national brand based right here in NWA. Look for their products at the Walmart Supercenter. Click HERE to like them and get coupons on their Facebook page.

crisp packet clutchWho knew a chips bag could be so fashionable? Apparently the new “it” bag is called the Anya Hindmarch “Crisp Packet Clutch” and it looks like a shiny bag of chips. (“Crisp packet” is what they call chips in the United Kingdom.) Celebrities including Kerry Washington, Lily James, Olivia Wilde and Brooklyn Decker have all been photographed carrying the unusual bag. But these “chips” aren’t cheap! The clutches are made of polished metal and one bag costs more than $1,500.

garth brooks 2015We have a ton of parenting respect for Garth Brooks, who is staging a big country music comeback now that his three daughters have grown up and left the nest. In a recent People magazine interview, the singer says that people questioned how he could walk away from music 15 years ago to concentrate on being a good dad to his three daughters. His response? “…Being a dad — there’s nothing that can touch that.” He’s also pretty good at fatherly advice. Here are some of the words of wisdom he has always shared with his daughters: “I told my girls, ‘Don’t let the world decide who you are. You decide who you are.’” He also said he put his daughters to work pretty early, adding “once you’ve figured out how to wait on people and clean toilets, it makes you very mindful of how you treat the people who are serving you.” That’s one smart daddy.

kinopoisk.ruScott Eastwood is being called the “sexiest son alive” as he makes headlines as the leading man in the new movie “The Longest Ride.” (Scott is the son of legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood.) Scott said that, although people think he just started acting recently, he has been working at it for about 12 years. “I said I would give myself 10 years, and if it didn’t work out, I would be a firefighter or something. And things just sort of took off.” The actor is single and says his idea of a great weekend is renting a beach house with friends and bringing along “surfboards, fishing gear, Coronoa and pretty girls.”

ryan reynolds 2015Have you ever been busted by an onlooker while you were rocking out to a good song on the radio? It happened to Ryan Reynolds, too. He told People magazine that he was singing along to “These Dreams” by Heart. (Remember that song from the 80s?) “I was lip-synching ferociously in the car the other day. And a busload of kids were looking at me, laughing. Not the song you want to get caught rocking out to.”

Source: People magazine, April 20, 2015 issue

Good Gossip is sponsored by CCF Brands, a Northwest Arkansas company which makes Great Day All Natural Eggs. These eggs are produced by happy hens who are fed premium vegetarian diets with no animal fats, animal by-products, or antibiotics. Great Day Farms also offers hard-boiled eggs, which you can find in the deli section of the Walmart Supercenter. (Love the hard-boiled eggs because they’re peeled and ready to eat! Perfect in salads.)

Good Gossip: Mom celeb, famous families and more

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Yes, 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 because this “dish” is all guilt-free.

As always, this feature is sponsored by Great Day Farms, a national brand based right here in NWA. Look for their products at the Walmart Supercenter. Click HERE to like them and get coupons on their Facebook page.

kelly clarkson and rebaDid you know that Kelly Clarkson‘s mother-in-law is none other than country music legend Reba McEntire? Cool, huh? Reba and her famous daughter-in-law both performed at the Celebrity Fight Night XXI Founders Club Dinner in late March. Reba also hosted the event and celebrated her 60th birthday there, too.

mom bikiniYou certainly don’t have to be an actor, musician or reality TV star to create headlines. A mom of three named Rachel Hollis simply posted a pic of her wearing a bikini on Instagram and included the caption “I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini.” She did it for her fellow mom friends but the photo went viral in a positive way, resulting in 460,000 Facebook likes and 18,000 comments. Other women are following Rachel’s lead and posting their own swimsuit pictures featuring beautiful bodies of all shapes and sizes (including those hard-earned stretchmarks!) You go, mama!

nate berkus 2014Nate Berkus, who first shot to fame as Oprah’s interior designer friend, is now a proud new dad! His first child with husband Jeremiah Brent is a baby girl named Poppy born on March 23rd.

william macy felicity huffmanWell, we’d like to give actor William H. Macy the “Awwww. So sweet!” award for what he said about his wife, actress Felicity Huffman. He said that she often says (while they’re getting ready for bed) “I love that we get to get in bed together!” So during his recent acceptance speech during the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony, he told her that he loves going to bed with her, too. :-) The couple have been together for 33 years.

Source: People magazine, April 13, 2015 issue

Good Gossip is sponsored by CCF Brands, a Northwest Arkansas company which makes Great Day All Natural Eggs. These eggs are produced by happy hens who are fed premium vegetarian diets with no animal fats, animal by-products, or antibiotics. Great Day Farms also offers hard-boiled eggs, which you can find in the deli section of the Walmart Supercenter. (Love the hard-boiled eggs because they’re peeled and ready to eat! Perfect in salads.)

Good Gossip: Updates on celeb wolf and shark!

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Yes, 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 because this “dish” is all guilt-free.

As always, this feature is sponsored by Great Day Farms, a national brand based right here in NWA. Look for their products at the Walmart Supercenter. Click HERE to like them and get coupons on their Facebook page.

taylor lautner 2015Our favorite Twilight wolf, Taylor Lautner, is staying busy these days starring in a new movie called Tracers. During a recent interview in People magazine, Taylor said his celebrity crush when he was younger was Jessica Alba. He got the chance to sit next to her at the Super Bowl several years ago but was too nervous to even say hello when she talked to him. (They got to know each other later during the filming of the movie Valentine’s Day.) Taylor also said he is really into Christmas and starts listening to Christmas music and making a list of what he wants to buy for friends and family way before Halloween.

kelly rowland 2015Kelly Rowland, former member of the pop group Destiny’s Child, is featured on the cover of Essence magazine with her husband and their new baby boy named Titan Jewell Weatherspoon. (He is SO cute!) Kelly said that their new son is already showing a love for music and often giggles when they sing and dance with him. “When Titan laughed for the first time, I cried,” she said. “It was the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard.” Her son is bringing some much-needed joy back into the singer’s life after her mother unexpectedly died last December. Congrats to the new parents.

josh brolin 2015Actor Josh Brolin was on vacation last month in Hawaii and happened to be in the right place at the right time to save a fellow surfer from drowning. There’s a video showing the actor bringing the surfer and his board back to shore.

robert shark tank 2015Who’s your favorite shark on Shark Tank? If it’s Robert Herjavec (who is also a contestant right now on Dancing with the Stars) be sure to read the moving article about him in the latest issue of People magazine. The father of three kids (ages 21, 18 and 17) went through a painful divorce last June and became suicidal when his children sided with their mother and refused to talk to him. He called his pastor who suggested he go immediately to the Seattle Union Gospel Mission, a homeless shelter, and start serving others. He took the advice and started working in the soup kitchen and then helping homeless people out on the streets. “Nobody knew who I was,” he said. “People thought I was a recovering addict.” Robert said helping the homeless has helped him make peace with his family’s situation and recover emotionally. He said one of the reasons he agreed to be on Dancing with the Stars is because it was his mother’s favorite show and he watched it with her in 2007 while she was dying of ovarian cancer. His professional dance parter, Kym Johnson, said Robert has great energy and is “laser-focused.”

naomi watts insurgentDo dirty dishes in the sink make you nuts? Actress Naomi Watts feels the same way. She said her pet peeve is seeing dirty dishes in the sink from the night before. “I’ve always been like that. Growing up, I spent a lot of my childhood living with my grandmother, and we all had to do our bit.” Naomi’s newest movie, Insurgent, is in theaters now.

Source: People magazine, March 30, 2015 issue

Good Gossip is sponsored by CCF Brands, a Northwest Arkansas company which makes Great Day All Natural Eggs. These eggs are produced by happy hens who are fed premium vegetarian diets with no animal fats, animal by-products, or antibiotics. Great Day Farms also offers hard-boiled eggs, which you can find in the deli section of the Walmart Supercenter. (Love the hard-boiled eggs because they’re peeled and ready to eat! Perfect in salads.)

Good Gossip: New movies, new baby and a great legacy

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Yes, 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 because this “dish” is all guilt-free.

As always, this feature is sponsored by Great Day Farms, a national brand based right here in NWA. Look for their products at the Walmart Supercenter. Click HERE to like them and get coupons on their Facebook page.

taraji-p-hensonAre you hooked on the breakout hit show called Empire? One of the show’s stars, Taraji P. Henson (who plays Cookie) took a big risk when she decided to move to Los Angeles with her son when she was 26. (She previously worked as a supervisor on a five-star dining cruise.) She said that she learned her work ethic from her parents. Her dad was a metal fabricator and her mom worked her way up to management in a department store. “I was raised to believe that if you hustle hard and work hard, it’ll pay off.”

cinderella shoesHere’s an interesting little tidbit for those moms planning to take their daughters to see the new Cinderella movie. The star of the movie, Lily James, wore a gorgeous Elie Saab gown at the movie’s premiere on March 1st in Hollywood. She also carried the cutest little crystal-adorned clutch that actually looked like the clock that strikes midnight. And her shoes were possibly the best part. She wore Christian Louboutins that were custom made with crystal butterflies perched on top. They definitely have that magical glass slipper look. To see all the elements of her premiere outfit, check out the photo spread in the latest People magazine.

carrie-underwood-495Congrats to new mama Carrie Underwood along with her hockey-player husband Mike Fisher. The couple welcomed their first child into the world, a baby boy named Isaiah Michael Fisher on February 27, 2015. Carrie and her husband made the big announcement via Twitter along with an adorable photo of their new baby’s tiny hands. She added this caption: “Tiny hands and tiny feet… God has blessed us with an amazing gift.”

SpockWe were sad to hear about the recent passing of actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek for many years. Although he was most famous for his role as a Vulcan, he has another important legacy that not as many people know about — the legacy of having been a wonderful grandfather. His five grandkids told People magazine that they have great memories of their fun-loving grandpa who took them out for rides on his boat and helped them fix things, set up aquariums and loved to tell them stories about his early days as an actor, too. They are quoted as saying, “He had an unbelievable memory. We were so lucky to have such an amazing grandfather.” Nimoy’s grandchildren are grown now and range in age from 22 to 30.

Source: People magazine, March 16, 2015 issue

Good Gossip is sponsored by CCF Brands, a Northwest Arkansas company which makes Great Day All Natural Eggs. These eggs are produced by happy hens who are fed premium vegetarian diets with no animal fats, animal by-products, or antibiotics. Great Day Farms also offers hard-boiled eggs, which you can find in the deli section of the Walmart Supercenter. (Love the hard-boiled eggs because they’re peeled and ready to eat! Perfect in salads.)