Give me a break, celebrities.
It’ll be the loneliest time of your life.
With the news that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have split (sob), it made us reminisce about all of the celeb couples that have shattered our hopes for forever upon calling it quits. Call us naive, but for some reason we find ourselves invested in Tinseltown romances as if our own, particularly when it’s a love story that unfolds on screen like that of The Notebook. Gush!
So, from rumours of infidelity, to infertility and “unconcious uncoupling,” let’s take a look at some of the hottest and most powerful Hollywood couples that have headed to splitsville over the years.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
What started as a whirlwind romance that resulted in marriage barely one year of meeting each other, Chris and Gwyn last year called it quits on their ten year union, announcing in March that they were “unconsciously uncoupling.” What even!?
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
“If you’re a bird, than I’m bird.” Meeting on the set of The Notebook, true love seemed to blossom off-set as much as it did on; but despite an intense and somewhat envious relationship, the fire seemed to die somewhere along the lines. Both have since moved on, with Gosling recently welcoming a baby girl with girlfriend, Eva Mendes.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
This was a separation that shocked not only us, but apparently Nicole as well. Meeting in ’89 on the set of Days of Thunder, the couple tied the knot in December, 1990. After divorcing in 2001 amidst reports of infertility, Kidman was still picking up the pieces years later. “He was huge; still is. To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him,” she said in 2006.
Seal and Heidi Klum
In the limelight, this couple looked like they had it all: happiness, wealth and a strong marriage – often renewing their wedding vows every year. Upon divorcing nearly two year ago (after seven years of marriage), however, reports of anger management and infidelity surfaced. Cue, relationship goals crushed.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
A seemingly unlikely union at first, Jen and Brad went on to be Hollywood’s golden couple from 1998 to 2005. Saying “I do” in 2005, they divorced 5 years later after Pitt reportedly cheated with Angelina Jolie. Describing it as a “painful” experience, Aniston finally found love again with Justin Theroux.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Interestingly, these lovebirds were introduced before shooting the hit movie Cruel Intentions, reportedly meeting on Reese’s twenty-first birthday when Ryan proclaimed himself as her birthday present – swoon! They went on to marry in 1999 and have two kids, before divorcing amidst cheating rumours in 2008.
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The brand new cover of 1984 BandAid hit, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ was finally unveiled on last night’s episode of the X Factor UK.
One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin and Bono are among the line-up of musicians in one-time super group, Band Aid 30, tasked to record the remake of this pop hit/Christmas carol/charity anthem.
Organiser and music icon, Bob Geldoff, called upon some of the biggest names in the music industry to lend their expertise to the hit, and help raise awareness and funds for the Ebola crisis, which has claimed at least 5,000 lives since March, mostly in West Africa.
The original version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ was released 30 years ago as an effort to combat poverty in Ethiopia, and featured musicians like Boy George, Sting and George Michael.
The full list of stars in the 2014 version include: Midge Ure, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Sinead O’Connor, Underworld, Roger Taylor, Paul Epworth, Ed Sheeran, Disclosure, Olly Murs, Jimmy Napes, elbow, Emeli Sande, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Ora, Paloma Faith, Chris Martin, Bono, Bastille, Jessie Ware, Fuse ODG.
The song will be available for download on Monday. Purchase or donate at BandAid30.com
Warning: video contains images of Ebola victims which may be distressful for some.
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The Apple of Gwynnie’s eye
The mother of Apple Gwyneth Paltrow gave birth to her first child on Friday 14th May. Daughter Apple Blythe Alison Martin was born in London, reportedly after a long labor. Husband Chris Martin from the band Coldplay has officially said ?We are 900 miles over the moon, and we’d like to thank everyone at the hospital who have looked after us amazingly”. The question on everyone?s lips however, is how did they come up with the name Apple? Some say it?s a tribute to the Beatles from British rocker Chris. It?s also been heard that Apple is the name of Gwyneth?s grandmother. Or is she named after her place of conception ? New York. Other crazier suggestions include Gwyneth’s love for her computer, she ate a lot of apples during her pregnancy and her passion for healthy food. Hmmm? what next? Soy, Celery and Lettuce?
Blushing bride KateBeckinsale’s double win
If you thought gorgeous Kate Beckinsale had good reason to smile this past weekend you would be right! Not only did the English star?s new monster movie, Van Helsing, slay them at the box office over the weekend but the British beauty tied the knot with her beau, Underworld director Len Wiseman. Beckinsale?s publicist confirmed that the pair were married at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles in front of a small gathering of family and friends, including Underworld costar Scott Speedman. The bride looked radiant in Vera Wang and a smile, but things weren?t always so rosy. Beckinsale and Wiseman met on the set of the 2003 sci-fi fantasy flick Underworld, and announced their engagement last June. This raised some eyebrows in Hollywood as it was only just two months after Beckinsale’s official breakup with longtime lover Michael Sheen. Their seven-year union produced a daughter, five-year-old Lily, however the duo never married. But Kate and Len won?t be honeymooning for long. Pre-production has begun on an Underworld sequel and Beckinsale was recently tapped as the front person for a new series of Diet Coke ads coming soon to your TV screen.
Dad’s practising to be a dadBrad Pitt wants a mini-Jen
Brad Pitt has said when he and Jennifer Aniston have children he wants a baby girl that will look exactly like his wife. In an interview with Austrian newspaper Kronenzeitung, Brad said he and Jennifer were in the early but active stages of planning a family. “Jen and I are in the negotiation phase,” said Pitt. “We’re still practicing. But everything’s going well and I’m looking forward to the future. “When asked whether he would prefer a baby boy or girl, Brad said: “There’s no question about it – I love girls. I want little versions of Jennifer. That’s my dream.” Pitt added that he expected fatherhood to bring him life fulfillment: “I’ve reached a point in my life when I feel ready for this role. “The thought of bringing a small person into the world for whom you’re responsible sounds like fulfillment to me.” Surprisingly, Brad says he is well aware of his sell-by-date as a Hollywood hunk ?I’ve only got about four good years left,” said Pitt. “The next generation of actors is already getting ready to replace the old stars.” He can stay around as long he likes according to us!
More content than ever, DeppJohnny Depp wants 100 children
Johnny Depp says he’d have 100 children with Vanessa Paradis if she’d let him. He told OK! magazine: “You can’t plan the kind of deep love that results in children. ?Fatherhood was not a conscious decision but now I have become the perfect example of all the paternity cliches I laughed at for years. ?I look forward to having more children. ?I’d have a hundred if Vanessa were willing. “For me family is the most important thing in the world. It’s your foundation, your roots. It’s the only unconditional love you’ll ever get.” Depp adds that his happy family life helped him enjoy the making of Pirates of the Caribbean. He said: “I really had a ball every single day – it was just a gas! It’s probably the most centred and content I’ve been. “It actually started a little bit before that point because everything comes from home. I have a great relationship, my girl was three and a half and my little boy was just in the throes of the caveman period!”
Home birth for Gwynnie
Mum-to-be Gwyneth PaltrowRumour has it, mum-to-be Gwyneth Paltrow has installed a birthing pool at her home in London. Reports out of the UK reveal that the Oscar-winning actress, is planning to have her baby at home rather than in a hospital and is determined that her new arrival will be a water-baby. In recent months, Gwyenth was spotted checking out the facilities at two hospital renowned for alternative approaches to deliver. St John Hospital and St Elizabeth Hospital are both favoured by other celebrity mums-to-be including Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. But with the installation of her new water feature, we can assume that Gwynnie is opting for a birth in the comfort of her own home. No news as to what new husband Coldplay frontman Chris Martin thinks of all this…
Sarah Jessica Parker – the write stuffSarah Jessica Parker: Author
What’s next for stylish actor Sarah Jessica Parker after Sex And The City? Would you believe, writing? The 38-year-old has apparently got a novel waiting in the wings. “I’ve written about half of it already and I’m looking for a publisher who will take it. The basic story is about an over-the-hill TV actress who gets a shot at a comeback, but lies about everything from her age to her acting credentials. Then, one by one, they all come out.” And sexy Sarah has even bigger plans, she adds, “I would like to write full-time, but who knows what the future holds? It would be fun to turn this book into a movie, too.” Perhaps her onscreen career as journalist Carrie Bradshaw has given her the inspiration to pick up the pen?
Where for art thou ViggoMore Viggo for your viewing pleasure
If you drooled over Viggo Mortensen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy then his new movie Hildago will be a must see for you. At the LA premiere of the film, the super spunky star proved that he can indeed ride a horse, when he braved lashing rain to make a dramatic entrance on horseback at the launch. There were a crowd of fans (not surprisingly mostly women) who had gathered to catch a glimpse of their hero were stunned when he arrived atop his mighty steed. “He was nice enough to invite me tonight,” said Viggo of his equine co-star. “I’m his date for the evening.” If the story line, rather than ogling at Viggo interests you, we can tell you the film is about a cowboy (played by Viggo) who journeys to the Middle East to compete in a dangerous race. He is accompanied, of course, by his horse Hidalgo, who is the underdog in a race dominated by powerful Arabian horses. Incidentally, Viggo was so enamoured with TJ, the horse he rode during the film, that he bought it as soon as filming had finished and had it shipped home! Gorgeous, talented and a sensitive and sentimental lover of animals. Swoon!
* Which former supermodel’s marriage is on the rocks due to her husband’s “constant philandering”?
* Which young actor was reportedly ‘wasted’ in a bar before the Oscars ceremony last month?
* Which ageing rocker is in debt nearly $1,000,000 in outstanding mortgage repayments for his swish beachside pad in Malibu?
Zellweger: the butt of fat obsessed media
Renee Zellweger is sick and tired of all attention she has been receiving since packing on the pounds in preparation for the reprise of her role as everybody’s favourite singleton, Bridget Jones. The festively plump Ms Zellweger doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. She’s done the yo-yo weight thing before, porking up a treat for Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2001, then successfully slimmed back down for last year’s Chicago. This year, she’s plumped up again for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which is due out next year. “The first time I did it, I learned a lot. I realised the influence of living in a society that focuses so much on physicality has affected me,” Zellweger told Vogue magazine for its December issue. “When the film was coming out, the question I was asked the most was regarding my weight. And again it’s happening. I was followed around Heathrow (airport) by a guy who wanted to take a picture of my backside. I don’t understand the obsession.”
Gwynnie’s up the duff?
In recent days, it was revealed that Gwyneth Paltrow is expecting her first child to boyfriend Chris Martin of Coldplay. And news just to hand, New York Daily News has confirmed that Paltrow and Marin tied the knot last Friday in a secret ceremony in California. The wedding, far from all the anticipated three-ringed antics a wedding of such high profile people would usually created, was reportedly a very small, private ceremony in held in a hotel suite. The newlyweds have apparently jetted off to sunny Mexico for their honeymoon, successfully keeping the biggest day of their lives from the prying eyes of the paparazzi!
Twins for Geena Davis?
Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis, 47 is pregnant with twins, her publicist Samantha Mast announced. The actress and her surgeon-husband, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, 33, already have a daughter, Alizeh, who was born last April. Davis is said to be in good health and happily looking forward to the twins’ birth around In April 2004. The actress has spent the last year and a half “concentrating on being a mom,” but is scheduled for a guest appearance on Will & Grace shortly, Mast said. Good news for all those women whose biological clock is ticking so loudly they can?t think straight! Davis didn’t even have her first child till she was 45 and now twins at 47! Go Girl!?
Elle offending Brits taste in Lingerie
Back in business after a short respite in a US clinic, Elle Macpherson now appears to be suffering from a severe care of foot in mouth disease, with her recent comments about the Poms and their supposed lack of imagination in the lingerie department. Not a cunning marketing move, Elle, when you’re trying to launch your undies brand to the UK? The supermodel and mum told a NZ TV crew that she is responsible for getting the stuffy Poms into some more slinky undergarments “It has taken me some time to re-educate the English. They’re not known for their lingerie bravado. They are not really a country that has a reputation for changing their underwear very often.” Hopefully Elle is not considering a career in diplomatic relations anytime soon!
Wedding hint from Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has been dropping hints all over the place that she wants to marry Coldplay lead singer, boyfriend Chris Martin. And fair enough, they have been dating for over a year now and if Hollywood years are like dog years that that must be like seven years for the rest of us mere mortals. Paltrow has hinted that she wants to marry Martin, but is waiting for him to propose to her. The Oscar-winner discussed her year-long relationship in an interview with celebrated talk show host Michael Parkinson recently. Asked whether she plans to marry, she replied: “I don’t know. I hope so.” Pressed on whether that would be to Chris Martin, the actress said: “I’m the wrong person to ask – ask him.” Keep waiting Gwynnie!
Pamela Anderson at Sunday School?
Now we have heard it all! Pamela Anderson,36, has let is slip that she’s now working as a Sunday school teacher. The one-time Playboy centrefold says her faith in God has helped her cope with bad times in her life. According to reports on the BBC’s The Hand Of God, she said: “I’m teaching at my sons’ Sunday school. It’s reading the Bible, getting out jelly beans and setting the kids a good example.” She added: “There have been bad times and good times and I have had religion to get me through. I think it’s important as I’ve always believed in God. It’s just I’ve joined a new church and my kids are at Sunday school.” Surprisingly, Anderson sees no contradiction between her sexy image and believing in God. “Maybe I’ve surprised people. When you are blonde, people have low expectations of you.” Couldn’t possibly be because you have a soft spot for bad boy tattooed rockers and over-sized breast implants, Pammy?
Travolta regrets missing Chicago
Star of Saturday Night Fever, actor John Travolta says he seriously regrets turning down a starring role in the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago. Travolta hasn?t danced his way through a movie for many years but he still says “I’m still angry with myself that I turned down the role of the lawyer in Chicago that Richard Gere then got,” Travolta said in Bunte magazine. The 49-year-old actor who wooed women all over the globe with his hip shaking moves in Grease and Saturday Night Fever, said that while Gere did a great job, he would have loved to have shown them all what he could do one more time. We would have loved to see that!
Coldplay singer snaps in Byron
Coldplay singer Chris Martin has been charged with malicious damage in Byron Bay on the NSW north coast. The chart-topping UK band is currently in Australia on tour. According to reports, Martin was allegedly involved in an incident at a Byron Bay beach resort with photographer Jon Lister who photographed the frontman catching a few waves in the surf. Lister claims Martin demanded he deleted the pictures from his digital camera. As the argument progressed it is alleged the singer snapped and he went at Lister?s vehicle with a rock, before attempting to let the air out of his tyres. Police later arrived at Martin?s hotel where he was charged. He is due to appear in the local Byron Bay Local Court on October 8 on a charge of malicious damage. And we thought all the fuss was going to be over something juicy like photos of him and Gwynnie (Paltrow) in a compromising position – not Martin surfing, for crying out loud! Maybe he sings much better than he surfs and didn?t want the world to see?
Reggie wins Big Brother series 3
Last night Tasmanian fish and chip shop legend Reggie romped home to win series three of reality TV show Big Brother. In a world-first all-girl final, Reggie and fellow housemate Chrissie, a copywriter from SA, waited anxiously in the Dreamworld compound that has been their home for the past three months, while the nation cast their votes. Reggie, who won the crowd over with her classic one liners and true blue honesty, took out the top prize of $250,000 cash. But in true Reggie style, during the presentation of the prizes, she appeared more interested in the whereabouts of the Sony Playstation she had won that the wad of cash she had just collected. What a classic!