Good Gossip: Channing Tatum… enough said

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.

magic mike 2015Tomorrow (July 1st) the much-anticipated sequel to Magic Mike will hit theaters in a big way. If you’re loving Channing Tatum (in just about any movie) pick up the latest issue of People magazine because there’s a great feature article about the actor who says he has “had way more luck than most people deserve.” But all the fame doesn’t seem to have gone to his head because he is known for his close friendships with the people around him and he seems extremely devoted to his wife, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum. After being on a strict diet during the filming of Magic Mike XXL, he hosted a big buffet to celebrate the end of the filming (and the diet.) The buffet had everyone’s favorite “cheat foods,” and Tatum went after the Domino’s pizza, Cheetos, beer, and chewy SweeTarts. “I had so much that night I made myself sick.” When asked how he felt about his daughter (who is only 2) seeing Magic Mike one day when she grows up, Channing said he probably wouldn’t be able to shelter her from it, adding this joke: “I’m setting aside money for college and for therapy.”

lauren grahamFor all of you who (like us) are missing Lauren Graham and the case of Parenthood, here’s what she’s up to these days. Her new movie, Max, is currently in theaters. (Great movie and appropriate for older kids.) Her sister is getting married so she is helping with that. And she’s also working on a follow-up to her first novel (titled Someday, Someday, Maybe.) And did you know that Peter Krause, who co-starred with Lauren (as her brother) in Parenthood is her real-life boyfriend? Yep. They’re a couple! And she says that, since the show finished its final season, it has been nice for her to be around more and spend time with Peter and his 13-year-old son. She said she’s still in touch with all her co-stars.

angelina jolie2It was a mother-daughter trip for Angelina Jolie and daughter Shiloh who went to Lebanon and Turkey to meet with refugees for World Refugee Day, which honors displaced people around the world. Angelina said her daughter had been asking to come with her on a mission. She recently told People magazine, “This is a visit that brought home just how hard it is to live in displacement. It was humbling and emotional.”

Baby North West (daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) will become a big sister to a baby boy in the coming months. The celebrity parents announced the baby’s gender in a recent Instagram photo of Kanye reading a book to North.

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Source: People magazine, July 6, 2015 issue

Good Gossip: New celeb babies, new clothes, new book 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.

molly-sims-1-600x800Model and author Molly Sims welcomed a new baby into the family recently. Her new baby girl, Scarlett Stuber, just turned three months old, and Molly says the second time around is not as nerve-wracking as the first time with big brother Brooks. “I had much more trepidation with Brooks. I didn’t know what I was doing! With her, it’s like, okay, you’re eating, you’re drinking, you’re pooping — we’re good!” Molly said she is also enjoying the fun of dressing a baby girl. Every day she decides between putting baby Scarlett in either pink or hot pink.

jennifer aniston 2015Okay, so she seems pretty perfect but actress Jennifer Aniston says there is no such thing. Jennifer said that greasy food is one of her vices (although she believes that anything in moderation is fine) and she regrets not being better about wearing sunscreen when she was a kid. As for aging, she says that one of the best things about being in her 40s is that “everything you worry about in your 20s and your 30s, that just falls away. It’s a real relief!” Aniston says that her fiance, actor Justin Theroux, is definitely the best thing that has happened during her 40s.

melissa mccarthy2We LOVE how actress Melissa McCarthy has rewritten the rules in Hollywood. The star, who is not a young twenty-something and is not a size 6, is one of today’s most in-demand actresses, and her newest movie called “Spy” is doing great at the box office. In a recent feature article in People magazine, Melissa talks about some of the highlights of her acting career and also discusses the new adventure she has begun with her own clothing line. Having studied fashion in college, Melissa said that she often had to hire costume designers to make clothes for her that she liked. Her new line is called Melissa McCarthy Seven7 and it’ll be available at Lane Bryant, Macy’s, HSN and on the melissamccarthy.com website.

chris pratt2Speaking of box office superstars, Chris Pratt is taking the world by storm with the release of Jurassic World. Chris is married to actress Anna Faris and they have a 2-year-old son named Jack. Although they are very hands-on parents, Chris said that he thinks it’s just as important to carve out time to spend with your spouse. “People focus so much on their kids, but it’s just as important to focus on your relationship. Your children are going to leave one day, so you have to maintain a relationship that’s going to outlast your child’s needs for you.” Well said, Mr. Pratt.

If you’ve got a baby at home, you might want to pick up Jimmy Fallon’s new book and give it to your husband this year for Father’s Day (which is coming up on Sunday!) The book is called “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.” Jimmy told People magazine that there are only two words in the whole book, so the focus is definitely on that one, all-important word — Dada! And the baby animals found throughout the picture book are adorable. Jimmy is father to two daughters — Winnie, who is almost 2 years old and baby Franny, who is 6 months old.

jimmy fallon picture bookSource: People magazine, June 22, 2015 issue

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.)