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

Good Gossip: Success story, love story and funny story

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.

car wash skirtOne of the newest celebrity fashion trends is something called the “car-wash skirt.” Celebs including Olivia Wilde, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyongo’o and Grace Gealey have been spotted wearing the “swishy” skirt.

steve harvey2If you’re a fan of Steve Harvey, check out the cover story about him in the recent issue of People magazine. The article describes how he went from being a struggling comedian who lived in his Ford Temp and survived on bologna sandwiches to a man with three TV shows, several bestselling books, movies and a radio show — an empire worth about $100 million. At one time, he was bathing in a public bathroom in between comedy gigs and had to keep hiding in a stall when people came into the restroom because he didn’t want them to know he had no home where he could shower. He said he remembers sitting in the stall and crying, but then he heard an internal voice that said “If you keep going, I’m going to take you places you’ve never been.” Steve said that “it was like God said, ‘Don’t quit, you’re almost there.’” Soon after, Harvey was hired to perform at the Apollo and his career took off from there.

nicole-kidman-keith-urban-051808Keith Urban recently told People magazine that he feels like the luckiest guy on the planet. His 10-year anniversary with Nicole Kidman is coming up soon and they’re busy raising two daughters, Sunday (7) and Faith (5). “Raising our family is very much the center of my life right now. I love having daughters. I grew up in a house of boys, and now I’m in a house with all girls, and somehow I fit right in.”

rubiks cubeYou can always count on Blake Shelton for a funny story. He said that the last time he injured himself was about 20 years ago when he got frustrated at a Rubik’s Cube. “…I threw it and jumped up in the air to stomp on it to be funny. My knee hyperextended, and I hit the ground. It was the stupidest injury in the history of mankind.”

Meghan Trainor said she recently made her first big purchase when she bought a house. “It’s beautiful, and my parents were very proud of me. It feels so adult, but meghan trainor 2015it’s nice because I’m not alone. I have my two brothers living with me, and my best friend has her own room. I still get to have that childhood feeling like, ‘Yo, let’s watch a movie and play video games!’”

 Source: People magazine, May 30th and June 6, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Reese, Jennifer, Nyle, Dory and beautiful words

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.

nyle dimarcoOne of the breakout stars of this season of Dancing with the Stars, Nyle DiMarco is a deaf person who has a long list of accomplishments. In addition to winning cycle 22 of the America’s Next Top Model, he also starred in the show Switched at Birth and never hesitated to explore the world alone. He spent three months in Europe by himself, six weeks in Colombia, sailed along the East Coast, biked more than 1,000 miles across the West Coast and also traveled to Costa Rica and Asia. He has also established a foundation that advocates the teaching of American Sign Language.

reese-witherspoon2There’s a great interview with actress and mom Reese Witherspoon in the latest issue of People magazine. When asked if there was anything she retired from her wardrobe when she turned 40 earlier this year, she said “I have a rule that if my teenage daughter (16-year-old Ava) is wearing it, I’m not supposed to be wearing it. …Like, some women love to wear cutoff shorts and look really good in them, but I like a polished, tailored short. I feel like I am too old to be wearing cutoffs at this point.” Reese’s clothing line, Draper James, just celebrated its first year in business.

people cover 2016 anistonJennifer Aniston gave some of the best advice we’ve read lately when she was asked by People magazine how she defines beauty: “Inner confidence. Peace. Kindness. Honesty. A life well-lived. Taking on challenges and not feeling shame for things that haven’t gone the way you felt they should have. And not feeling like a failure or allowing people to critique your life and make you feel like you’ve failed at something. That’s just toxic noise.” Read more from Jennifer in the People magazine where she is named World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2016.

People magazine recently asked a big line-up of celebs to answer this question: “What’s the most beautiful thing anyone has ever said to you?” Gwyneth Paltrow said it’s when a flight word bubbleattendant told her that she had the most well-behaved children of anyone on the plane. Melissa McCarthy said her best compliment wasn’t work-related but was when someone once said to her “You have really happy children… well done!” Julia Roberts said the most beautiful comment was when her own mother said she had become an incredible parent. Kate Hudson said “Someone said to me just recently that one of the qualities they liked most about me is that I always want the people around me to be happy. I never thought that, but it’s true. It was such a nice thing to hear.” And Selena Gomez said that her best friend complimented her on how she treats people, “which is the biggest compliment someone can give me.”

doryThe most famous blue fish in the world will “just keep swimming” back into theaters on June 17, 2016, when the long-awaited sequel called “Finding Dory” is released. Nemo, Marlin and friends help Dory find the family she has been missing all these years. (Can’t wait to see this one!)

Source: People magazine, May 2nd, May 16th and May 23, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Celebrity mamas 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.

SexyDesktop Wallpaper ImageKristen Bell, who stars on House of Lies, said she has a problem that many of us busy mamas can relate to. “I’m always late. The children never want to get dressed, and I’m not good at judging how quickly the clock moves. By the time I’m 40, I’ll learn how to tell time.” Kristen also said that every morning when she wakes up her girls (ages 3 years and 16 months), it’s a blissful moment. “I like how their breath and skin smells. I often crack their door and take a whiff right before I go to bed.”

converse orangeNia Vardoalos, fellow mama and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, gave People magazine a wish list of items she’d love to get for Mother’s Day. These fun Converse tennis shoes in a summery orange color made the list. Her new movie is in theaters now.

jenna dewan tatum and momThe most recent issue of People magazine has a great collection of photos of celebs and their mothers, just in time for Mother’s Day. The famous faces include Jenna Dewan Tatum, Vanessa Hudgens, Audra McDonald, Nikki Reed and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Jenna Dewan Tatum, actress, dancer and wife of Channing Tatum, said she inherited her maternal instinct from her mom, Nancy Smith. “As a mother and a wife and a friend, I’m very nurturing. I know that absolutely comes from my mom.”

kelly clarkson baby2 instagramSpeaking of moms, singer Kelly Clarkson just had her baby! She and husband Brandon Blackstock shared a few shots of their second child, Remington, who was born on April 12, 2016 and joins a brother and two sisters. Congrats to the growing family.

prince passingWe were all so saddened to hear about the sudden death of Prince. For so many of us, his music is the soundtrack of our teenage years. To read about a different side of him not often seen in public, read the feature story in People magazine, which includes some quotes from one of the children of Prince’s former bodyguard, Charles Huntsberry. His daughter, Tina Kahn, said that she and her siblings thought of Prince as an honorary uncle. “Every year he would send a dozen red roses and candy on our birthday. He would come to Fourth of July cookouts and be playing volleyball with us in his high heels.”

Source: People magazine, May 9, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: New babies, new song and a leprechaun box

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-hathawayActress Anne Hathaway has joined the mama club! She and her husband, Adam Shulman, welcomed their first child on March 24, 2016. It’s a baby boy named Jonathan Rosebanks. Congrats to the new parents!

twitch and allisonThe stork also recently visited professional dancer Allison Holker and her husband Stephan “tWitch” Boss (who’s a regular on the Ellen show and also starred in Magic Mike XXL). Their baby boy, Maddox Laurel, was born on March 24, 2016. Twitch and Allison first met while they were on the show So You Think You Can Dance. They recently posted this adorable family photo (on the left) on Instagram.

stork2Speaking of baby news, we’re not sure but it sounds like maybe Janet Jackson may have some of her own. She recently announced that she’d be delaying the second part of her concert tour so she and her husband can focus on planning their family and that she was resting up, “on doctor’s orders.” Here’s hoping all is well for Janet and that she has some official happy baby news soon.

aint your mama jennifer lopezContinuing the mama theme, Jennifer Lopez has a new song out that’s titled “Ain’t Your Mama.” She sang it on the finale of American Idol recently. It was written by Meghan Trainor, who also sings backup on the song.

ryan seacrest3To celebrate an amazing 15 seasons of American Idol, host Ryan Seacrest took 300 members of the crew out to dinner as a thank-you. “It was great,” he said. “And I have plans to raid our storage garage for some signs and mementos that I can keep in my basement forever.”

kevin costner 2016Kevin Costner said his last do-it-yourself project was building a leprechaun trap for his little girl, 5-year-old Grace. “We built a box, and she put a little rainbow and some ‘gold’ inside. It had a string so when the leprechaun grabbed the gold, the strong would unravel and trap him. We didn’t catch any, but she had it all worked out.”

Source: People magazine, April 18 and April 25, 2016 edition