Category: Celebrity Lifestyles

Oscar winners Cruz, Bardem marry

Oscar winners Cruz, Bardem marry

Spanish actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz tied the knot in the Bahamas earlier this month, the latter’s publicist told late Tuesday night. The wedding took place at a friend’s house, said Cruz’s publicist Amanda Silverman, without specifying exactly when it happened.

It was a small ceremony with just family members, Silverman said. Cruz wore a dress designed by her long-time friend, John Galliano. Both Bardem and Cruz are Academy Award-winning actors.

Bardem, 41, won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the 2007 movie, “No Country For Old Men.” Cruz, 36, won an Oscar in 2009 for her supporting role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” The couple started dating in 2007 and appeared on screen together in the film. Prior to that, Cruz was linked to Matthew McConaughey and Tom Cruise.

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Lindsay Lohan’s courtroom drama is Web sensation

Lindsay Lohan's courtroom drama is Web sensation

Video of Lindsay Lohan’s jail and rehab sentence draws millions of online viewers.

Lindsay Lohan’s star power can’t be relied upon to draw large audiences to TV or movie screens any more, but the computer screen? That’s a different story.

Her last starring role, 2007’s “I Know Who Killed Me” grossed just $7.5 million. And Lohan doesn’t bring any added ratings to a scripted television show — her guest appearance on “Ugly Betty” did nothing to bolster viewership. But Lindsay Lohan’s personal life is an entirely different story: Her appearance in court on Tuesday, during which she was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in treatment, drew 2.3 million viewers streaming live on TMZ.com.

To put this in perspective of how many viewers 2.3 million viewers actually is, that’s about the same amount of people who tuned in last year to watch the series finale of “Battlestar Galactica.” “Galactica” has been nominated for Emmys and is one of the most popular sci-fi shows of the last ten years; Lindsay Lohan missed a court-ordered alcohol class. Somewhere, Starbuck is rolling over in her grave.

Lindsay Lohan's courtroom drama is Web sensation

It’s pretty cliche to call Lohan’s life a soap opera. Then again, she does get better ratings than some soap operas. Perhaps that’s the secret to channeling Lohan’s potential for television ratings is to have someone follow her around all day and film whatever it is that she does.

Yes, people pretty much already do this, but at least she could get paid for it. To compare: Lindsay Lohan at court (2.3 million on TMZ) pulled in better numbers than the average ratings for soap opera staple “One Life to Live” (2.2 million on ABC) and about equal to that of “As the World Turns” (2.3 million on CBS), “General Hospital” (2.4 million on ABC) and “All My Children” (2.4 million on ABC). Take away the overhead costs for the average soap opera, and Lohan, on her own, is a bona fide daytime hit.

When it comes to direct comparisons to other events streamed on the Internet, Lohan’s online viewership numbers slayed Tiger Woods’ Ustream viewership but could not quite compare to the King of Pop’s. Tiger Woods’s press conference. to apologize for his infidelity only drew 680,000 on Ustream but Michael Jackson’s funeral drew 4.6 million Ustream viewers.

Movie-wise, Lohan is next due to appear in a supporting role for Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete,” due out in September. (A role, by the way, that the filmmakers seem to want to distance themselves from — she was recently trimmed out of the “Machete” trailer.) Lindsay is also set to star as the title character of adult star Linda Lovelace in 2011′s “Lovelace.” Lohan has only appeared in one film that has ever grossed more than $100 million domestically in her career, “Freaky Friday” in 2003, and has not appeared in a film that grossed over $50 million domestically since “Herbie: Fully Loaded” in 2005.

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Zoe Saldana Is engaged!

Zoe Saldana Is engaged!

She’s ditched Jake Sully, after going through all that they did together. Sigh. Avatar’s Zoe Saldana is engaged to Keith Britton her non-Na’avi boyfriend of TEN years. Yes, ten. That’s a lifetime in Hollywood years. A source reveals, “They’ve been together forever. They’re a great couple.”

Don’t expect her to be shouting the news from rooftops, though. She’s always kept her relationship with the actor/CEO of My Fashion Database completely on the down-low. Which she plans to translate into a no-stress wedding, much like Carrie Underwood. Another source commented, “She doesn’t even introduce him as her fiancé. She will just say, ‘This is Keith.’ She likes to keep her personal life to herself and wants people to focus on her as an actress. She hasn’t stopped working to plan anything.”

Congratulations, you two! Apart from all the true love-soulmate stuff, here’s something that should keep the motor running. Saldana loves her some sexy time, telling Essence, “Love it, love it, love it — can’t live without it! I love sex.”

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Kristen Stewart isn’t a Twitter fan

Kristen Stewart isn’t a Twitter fan

Kristen Stewart hides her hair inside a black beanie as she heads to her flight at LAX airport in Los Angeles on early Friday morning (May 28). The 20-year-old actress, who wore a Simdog zipper tank, recently chatted with Flaunt magazine about her strong dislike for the social networking game.

Kristen shared, “He [a fan] was nice. He didn’t ask for a picture. That’s good, because then they go and Twitter them and then the paparazzi know where I am and they drive to my location and it gets crazy. Twitter ***** me over every day of my life. Because people go, ‘I’m sitting next to Kristen Stewart right now’ and then they show up. I see people on their phones and I just want to take these cookies and throw them. It’s like ‘Get off your ****** phone and get a life!’ It’s so annoying.”

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Tom Cruise talks to Esquire magazine

Tom Cruise talks to Esquire magazine

In his own words, Tom Cruise share her thoughts on his famous couch jumping incident on “Oprah”, life with Katie Holmes, the importance of her children, and how he takes advice from his script girl, 4 years in Esquire in June / July “How to be a man” issue. Check out some of his quotations choice below…

On the “Oprah” incident

“The perception and reality are two different things. I am not sure if you saw the whole ‘show Oprah. “What happened, happened. Yeah, the point could be made that I wanted the audience should be happy the way I wanted to make my sisters and my mother happy When I do sketches as a kid. But I’ll take responsibility for my actions.

“The thing is, he spun on me. Subsequently, the wild things were said about me, and once they are in the ether, there is nothing you can do about it . It felt like the new kid in the school yard and the other new children are murmurs and whispers about you and suddenly you hear what they say, and you know what? This is not happened. Look the reality of the situation.

“There was a confluence of events. My deal with Paramount was increased and it has not been extended. At first it was,” Huh? “I do not understand.” But people have misconceptions about it this, too. Sumner Redstone and I are friends. Is a business.”

On his advice to the younger script, Suri Cruise

“It’s come full circle. Now, I’ll put Suri on a swing and tell stories while I work on a script. I will start by the beginning of the film and take her through the story beat by beat. Of course, I’m at the right age. She is 4 years. But it asks all the right questions: “Why is this? These are wicked? You’re the good guys, right?

“It is the same thing when I was a kid. Can I create a character who will make his happiness, will have you laughing? And guess what? It makes me feel better and better, because it still asks me do it again.”

On his relationship with Katie Holmes

“Since we live in a cynical world, it is easy to be cynical. Making the choice not to be cynical is important. You can keep dwelling on what does not, or you are can see how to remedy it. That’s what being a parent is all about. You know, I’m married to one special woman. Every night before bed, Kate and I look at each other and is like, ‘How did we do today?”

On being a father to his three children, Isabella, 17, and Connor, 15, his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and Suri, 4, with Katie Holmes

“I will never forget the moment I became Dad. But it is difficult to describe – this level of responsibility, desire to give such joy. Clarity: Nothing is more important than that. I remember that first night, just watching Bella. I was checking his every second, just the look, feel this immediate connection. I probably watch as I keep it in place. I made a promise to her: All I can do it ‘ is better than I can. But I will not say I’ll do something and then not do it.”

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Megan Fox says she chose to leave Transformers 3

Megan Fox says she chose to leave Transformers 3

Megan Fox says she wasn’t dropped from “Transformers 3.” Earlier reports said the studio had decided not to renew Fox’s option. It was reported earlier Wednesday (May 19) that the actress, who starred in the first two installments of the franchise, wouldn’t be cast in the third picture, set to shoot this summer. Paramount confirmed to MTV News that the studio didn’t renew Fox’s option.

Now, Fox is saying it was she who opted out. “Megan Fox will not be starring in ‘Transformers 3,’ ” reps for the actress, 24, told People magazine. “It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.”

Fox and Michael Bay famously exchanged heated words around the release of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” last summer, with the actress comparing the director to Hitler and the director saying the actress “still has a lot of growing up to do.”

Despite their contentious relationship, the pair seemed set to reunite this summer for a third “Transformers” flick. But Deadline.com broke the story earlier today that Paramount had declined to pick up Fox’s contractual option for “Transformers 3” and that giving star Shia LaBeouf a “new love interest makes more sense for the story,” according to an unnamed source.

Fox’s next project, “Jonah Hex,” will be released June 18; it’s an action film also starring Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Will Arnett. “Transformers 3” is set to hit theaters July 2011.

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Angelina Jolie and Jane Pitt, two moms hens around the little Knox!

Angelina Jolie and Jane Pitt, two moms hens around the little Knox!

While Angelina Jolie is still shooting his next film The Tourist, she takes a few moments of respite to spend time with family. Yesterday, it was with his stepmother, Jane Pitt, and Angelina was quick Knox enjoyed a little peace!

What a beautiful family portrait, is not it? Little Knox is really a sweet mix of her father Brad Pitt and Angelina. While the toddler is going on 2 years, it already seems very awake, but still likes to be in the arms of his mother… or even his grandmother! Jane Pitt, Brad’s mother, also seems very present in the Brangelina clan. What a change for Jolie, who has not really had a family life during his childhood classic!

Although Angelina has already told the press that it tended to favor her adopted children, despite it facing his biological children, this does not prevent him from spending time with each of them! But while Jane and Angelina spend quality time with the little Knox, where his sister Vivienne? Well, at the same time, the poor Knox has recently lost his blanket, so she needs well and his mother and his grandmother to forget the drama!

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Jessica goes bare for Marie Claire

Jessica goes bare for Marie Claire

Jessica Simpson goes back to basics for Marie Claire’s May issue, gracing the cover with zero makeup or Photoshop retouching. Why would anyone expose themselves to that kind of scrutiny, you might ask? For Simpson, it’s all in the name of real beauty.

Following the launch of her VH1 TV show, “The Price of Beauty,” Simpson, who has been frequently pummeled in the press for her weight issues, is now launching a new initiative with Operation Smile called A Beautiful Me to empower women everywhere to appreciate their own beauty.

Though it sounds like the singer has developed quite the thick skin since the “mom jeans” debacle in January 2009 — “I don’t have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business” — the 29-year-old is not completely immune to the pressure in Hollywood to maintain a size zero figure.

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