Hope your holiday weekend was a good one, mamas! Here’s the latest installment of “Good Gossip” — a special guilt-free gossip column found only on nwaMotherlode.com. We filter out all the nasty rumors moms always warn their kids not to spread around, leaving you with only the good stuff on movie stars, celebrities, famous athletes and other names in the news. Enjoy.
There’s an adorable picture of McSteamy (Mark Sloan on Grey’s Anatomy) in the latest issue of People magazine. Actor Eric Dane is pictured with his 14-month-old daughter Billie in Beverly Hills this month. “I like watching her laugh,” says Eric. “She owns me.” Awwwwww.
Kim Kardashian recently got engaged to NBA player Kris Humphries. To pop the question, Kris spelled out the words “Will you marry me?” in red rose petals on a white rug in Kim’s bedroom. There were no cameras present for the proposal. Kris said he wanted it to be private and at home. The whole Kardashian family wore fake glowing engagement rings during a celebratory dinner after the proposal. The real engagement ring is a 16-carat emerald cut diamond with 2-carat trapezoid diamonds on either side. Check out the latest issue of People magazine to see a photo of the HUGE rock.
Celebrity parents including Tina Fey, Isla Fisher and Rainn Wilson recently recommended some of their favorite books to read to their kids. Tina Fey is reading the Little House on the Prairie books to her daughter and a picture book called Marveltown, by Bruce McCall. Isla Fisher said she loves all the Dr. Seuss books but her overall favorite is Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd. It’s about a cat who pilfers everything in town. And Rainn Wilson said he thinks it’s important to read the books you loved as a kid, so he has started reading The Hobbit to his son.
James Franco, who recently starred in the movie 127 Hours, just graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in film. Franco has also written a book, been nominated for an Academy Award, exhibited his artwork and taught college courses. He is currently working on a Ph.D. at Yale. And all the mamas said… “Wow.”
Mary Tyler Moore is recovering nicely after undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor from the lining around her brain. Moore is 74.
One wedding guest called it “probably the most fun wedding I’ve been to” after partying with Blake Shelton and his bride Miranda Lambert on May 14th. Lambert wore her mother’s wedding dress, and all the guests received mason jars full of sangria before the ceremony. After the kiss, the couple toasted with their own mason jars. At the reception, quesadillas with deer meat (which the bride hunted) were served and then Lambert, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson all sang karaoke.
Mike Myers, 48, and wife Kelly Tisdale, 34, are expecting a baby. The couple said they are overjoyed.
Speaking of funny men, actor Will Ferrell will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this October. It is the nation’s top humor prize. Other recipients include Steve Martin, Bob Newhart and Whoopi Goldberg.
Sources: People magazine, May 30, 2011 issue; People magazine, June 6, 2011 issue
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