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

Good Gossip: Hollywood baby boom

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 ashton mila instagramall guilt-free.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expanding their family. A second baby is on the way and will join big sister Wyatt, who is 21 months old.

kris allen baby girlSpeaking of babies, there’s a baby boom in Hollywood these days! Some of the celebs who have recently welcomed new babies include Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinksy (a baby boy named Aidan); Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah (a baby girl named Iris Mary); and American Idol winner and Arkansas native Kris Allen and his wife Katy (a daughter named Rose Elizabeth, pictured left). Congrats to all the new parents!

christina aguilera 2016 instagramChristina Aguilera released a new song called “Change” earlier than originally planned and she is using the proceeds from the song to benefit victims and their families in Florida. Some of the lyrics say “Waiting for a day that hate is lost and love is found.”

matthew mcconaughey people 2016In a recent issue of People magazine, Matthew McConaughey talks about the night he met his wife, Camila. …”We went on our first date three nights later, and I knew then. The next night after that, I wanted to go out on another date. I’ve been wanting to go on a date with her for the last nine years and not with anybody else.” (Let’s say it together, ladies: “Awwwwww.”)

olivia wilde jason sudekis instagram 2016Actress Olivia Wilde says her fiance, actor Jason Sudekis (who is also father of their 2-year-old son, Otis) is good at giving compliments. “It’s really nice when you’ve been working hard all day and you’re exhausted, and your dude says, ‘You look fantastic.’ And you’re like, ‘Little do you know I”m a hollowed-out zombie.’” Olivia, who is currently pregnant with their second child, says that pregnancy makes her feel beautiful because she feels more connected to her body. “Other times we lose touch with that, so now I feel beautiful just living my life, working hard and being a good mom to my son.”

jinger duggar 2016Local celeb Jinger Duggar, who appears on the TLC show “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” is featured in the most recent issue of People magazine, which reports that she is dating a professional soccer player named Jeremy Vuolo. The pair were introduced by her sister, Jessa, and got to know each other better while they were part of the same mission trip. “I really admired his character,” said Jinger. (Did you know Jinger likes to take photos of her family and friends? Check out this post and video which captures the day she shadowed one of our favorite family photographers, Lisa Mac.)

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Local family photographer Lisa Mac and Jinger Duggar of “Counting On.”

Source: People magazine, July 4, 2016 edition

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