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

Good Gossip: Taylor and Calvin, Miranda, Steve Harvey and celebs in spring colors

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 rose quartz and serenitythe 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.

Plenty of celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks and January Jones, have been spotted at recent events in one of the two “colors of the year.” The two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity, are perfect for spring. Kerry Washington’s stylist said the Serenity blue color brightens almost all skin tones and looks great with neutral accessories in nude, ivory, cream, gray or blush.

taylor swift instagramTaylor Swift and boyfriend Calvin Harris just celebrated a year of dating by going on a fun beach vacation. They could not be cuter together. People magazine recently reported that he is at ease with her family and is supportive of the time she invests in her female friendships, too. And Taylor’s friends seem to be giving him the thumbs up, too. Harris, who was born in Scotland, is a very successful deejay with a regular gig in Las Vegas and is also a spokesmodel for Armani.

miranda lambert mutt nationIf you’d like to give your fur baby something that Miranda Lambert would choose for her own dogs, watch for her new line of dog toys, collars, bedding, apparel and accessories to hit stores this summer. Miranda says the new line is “country chic with rock and roll flair” and that she hopes that the new line will not only raise money for her MuttNation Foundation but also “raise awareness to the joy of adopting a shelter pet.”

sharon stoneActress Sharon Stone was asked recently when she feels happiest. Here’s her reply which we think most moms can relate to: “When I’m with my kids. We’ll be watching TV as a family, by the fireplace with some popcorn, and I just look at my kids and my dog and I just feel such a sense of completion. It’s really pure happiness.”

steve harvey2When in doubt, laugh. That’s what comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey does. He recently told People magazine that he laughs all the time. “I was in a store shopping in New York and a guy tried to sell me something I would never wear. Just the thought of me having on a powder pink shoe with yellow shoelaces and a blue sole made me start laughing. I try not to spend a day without at least a couple of good hearty laughs, and the rest of it, I try to smile as much as I can.” Excellent advice, Steve.

Adam Levine, front man for Maroon 5 and a coach on The Voice, made his baby news official with a super cute pic of his wife (and her small but sweet baby bump) on Instagram recently.

adam-levine-600x600Source: People magazine, April 4 and April 11, 2016 edition

Good Gossip: Trisha, Reese and Ellen’s new shoes

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.

trisha yearwood 2016Don’t you just love Trisha Yearwood? (She played Mary in the live performance of “The Passion” last weekend on Fox.) People magazine had a short but sweet interview with her recently in which Trisha said her kitchen is the heart of her home, and her greatest joy is her marriage (to Garth Brooks). She also said that her idea of a vacation is actually just being home because they have to travel so often. She said one of her goals in life is to choose wisely and make the right choices in the moment. And last but definitely not least, we found out that Trisha is a country girl who LOVES her some Prince music!

Reese Witherspoon celebrates her 40th birthday today! The actress and mother of 3 recently went to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico with seven close girlfriends to help mark the occasion. People who spotted the group said the ladies couldn’t stop laughing. They stayed in an ocean-view villa, lounged by the pool, enjoyed spa treatments and had fun dinners at night. Sounds like a great birthday bash.

If you watch Ellen Degeneres on her talk show, you already know she’s into lots of different things including music, furniture and, of course, dance. And now she’s launching a new line of shoes! The line is called ED Ellen Degeneres and it includes 10 different styles. All of them are designed to be super-comfy and all have the word “love” written on either the sole or the footbed “so you’re literally spreading love with every step you take.” So cute! You can buy the shoes online and in Nordstrom stores.

ellen degeneres shoesSource: People magazine, March 21, 2016 edition