Good Gossip: Latest news from fave 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.

tiffani-thiessen2Actress Tiffany Thiessen and her husband Brady Smith just welcomed a baby boy into the family. His name is Holt Fisher Smith, born on the 1st of July, and he is a little brother to sister Harper, who just turned 5. Tiffani said he is recognizing her now and is smiling, adding that everything during this “second time around” has been a little easier. “I’m just more relaxed, and I think the baby is more relaxed because of it.” Congrats to the growing family.

kerry washington3People are already counting down to the return of Olivia Pope to prime time television when Scandal premieres in September. The actress who makes Olivia so fascinating, Kerry Washington, told People magazine recently about what she likes to do when she’s not playing the picture perfect Olivia Pope. When asked if she has more sweatpants or more Louboutin heels, she said “I probably have more pairs of Louboutins than sweatpants, but I wear the sweatpants more often. Each pair of sweatpants gets more rotations than each pair of Louboutins.” (By the way, she said her favorite sweats are made by a company called Alternative.)

zooeyMoore baby news! Actress and star of New Girl, Zooey Deschanel recently got married to producer Jacob Pechenik and the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl born on August 3rd. Speaking of baby girls, actress Charlize Theron also welcomed a daughter named August via adoption. The new baby joins big brother Jackson, who Charlize adopted in 2012.

rick springfieldHere’s something you might not have known about the guy who made the song “Jessie’s Girl” a timeless rock hit. Rick Springfield has been married for more than 30 years to his wife Barbara. When asked about the secret of their success, Rick said “We know each other inside and out. We’ve been through enough stuff to know this is a good relationship. She’s absolutely the best person I have ever known.” (Who needs Jessie’s Girl when you’ve a woman like that?)

Source: People magazine, August 17, 2015 issue

Good Gossip: Jake, Justine, Josh 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.

jake gyllenhaal southpawJake Gyllenhaal, who is earning rave reviews for his new movie called Southpaw, sounds like he’s looking forward to fatherhood, although he is not married or linked to anyone romantically right now. He plays a dad in the movie and said (during a recent interview with People magazine) that he would “love for it not to be fictional… I have two nieces whom I adore and whom I’m connected to in so many powerful ways. They are deeply ingrained in the movie, and my love for them is there.” (Awwwww. We kinda love him even more now.) Jake’s next movie is due out this fall and it’s called Everest. It’s about the 1996 real-life disaster that killed eight people on the infamous mountain.

ijustineHave you heard of iJustine, the person some people call the “Queen of YouTube”? Her real name is Justine Ezarik and her videos have made her famous over the past 9 years. But it sounds like she’s still a down-to-earth girl who says she hates putting on makeup and will shoot videos pretty much every day as long as her hair is brushed and she is not wearing sweatpants. She also says she is careful to protect her friends and family members who don’t want to be in the Internet spotlight. Click here to check out her videos.

bellamy young and dogThe First Lady of the TV show Scandal, actress Bellamy Young, is a huge animal lover, too. Having been adopted herself, she says that she realized early that  “love is everwhere and we build a family that’s ours.” She currently has 3 cats (named Sadie, Max and Button), and she also adopted a Chihuahua-pug mix whose name is Bean. She said she only intended to be a foster parent to the dog but fell in love. “I never had that kind of pure devotion before. She has taught me the value of unconditional love, and I definitely try to bring that into my human relationships.”

josh gad pixelsIf you tend to get teary-eyed during a kids’ movie, you’re not alone. Actor Josh Gad (who was the voice of Olaf in Frozen) said that the last time he cried was while watching Toy Story 3 with his 4-year-old daughter named Ava. “I’ve seen it so many times, but it just breaks the heart. She just looked at me like, ‘What’s wrong with  you?”" You can see Josh and his friends try to save the planet in his newest movie called Pixels, which is now in theaters.

Source: People magazine, August 3, 2015 issue

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