May 5, 2008

Breaking news out of Hollywood, reps for both actress Scarlett Johansson and actor Ryan Reynolds have confirmed the two are engaged to be married. Appropriately enough, Reynolds’ latest movie is called…The Proposal. We’ll get ya more details like the all-important size of the diamond when that information becomes available.

Looks like the rumored secret marriage I broke to you on Thursday with STAR Artist Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon is…wait for it…true! For some reason the Rumor Gods have smiled on me. A tourist official in Bahama confirmed the wedding to Access Hollywood and a relative of Nick’s also claims the wedding to be for real. So congrats to Mariah!

American Idol contestant Jason Castro has made it to the Final Four but maybe, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, Paula Abdul was right about him. Recently she told him she didn’t feel like he was trying hard enough to stay in the competition and Jason recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly “I'm kind of ready to go home. It's a fact that I have a weaker voice than the rest." Jason is so lacking in confidence that his Idol vocal coach told him to repeat these words before every performance: "People love to hear me sing." STAR Artist Maroon 5 will perform live on Wednesday's results show.

This is kind of crappy but all dates for STAR Artist One Republic’s tour have been cancelled or postponed. Why? Lead singer Ryan needed immediate emergency surgery to repair his Achilles Tendon. I don’t even wanna KNOW what happened to it. Too many horror movies images come to mind. Any ways, Ryan apologized to his fans for the inconvenience and in the meantime he can console himself with the fact that Apologize is still huge, STAR Artist Leona Lewis’ Bleeding Love which he wrote is number one for the third week in a row. Yeah he'll be all right.

What the heck is going on? Do all STAR Artists just hang out with each other and give each other diseases? First it was Jordin Sparks, then Alicia Keys and now Avril Lavigne is canceling shows thanks to acute laryngitis. Avril plans to reschedule all the shows she misses.

It’s the second best non-sequel opening for a movie ever. Iron Man, starring Robert Downy Jr. as the comic superhero opened this weekend with just over $100 million earned, which, in my opinion, makes it the first summer…ish blockbuster. Way down the money-earning list at number 2, Patrick "McDreamy" Dempsey’s romantic comedy Made of Honor took in $15 million and last week’s number one, Baby Mama, rounded out the top 3. And here’s the thing about Iron Man. I heard it’s actually GOOD.

As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite show is The Office on NBC and over the weekend the Office family welcomed a new member. Star Angela Kinsey and her husband had their anticipated baby girl. 6 pound 14 ounced Isabel Ruby Lieberstein. Source:

You know you’ve got kind of a soiled image as a too-hard partier when your mug shot is used in an ad for the booze INDUSTRY. Yeah that’s what happened to Lindsay Lohan on Friday when her not-so-flattering photo was in a full page ad in USA Today attacking ignition interlock devices. Those are the things that measure your blood alcohol level before you start your car. The ad basically says it’s a good idea for hardcore drunk drivers like Ms. Lohan but would ruin a lot of fun events for normal people who have had just a drink or two. The ad was paid for by the American Beverage Institute, a group Lindsay has inadvertently done a lot of research for.

Britney Spears was back home in Kentucky this weekend for baby sis Jamie Lynn’s baby shower. I guess most of the family was there. Mom and dad made Jamie’s dream menu food-wise including fried chicken in chili. So mom and dad did all the cooking and Britney did all the drinkin’, I get it! And I guess Jamie Lynn’s baby’s daddy wasn’t there. I think he was at Office Depot laminating Jamie’s G-E-D diploma.

Well as you may or may not know, Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend are expecting their first baby together. And as I’m sure EVERYONE knows you can’t drink alcohol while pregnant. So to prove he loves his woman, that he’s going to be a devoted father, that he loves his unborn baby more than Miller or Budweiser, Matthew stopped drinking beer. I’m sure this was fairly easy but whatever you do, don’t ask McConaughey to give up being shirtless.