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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz Were In Two “Different Marriages”

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy

On Wednesday singer Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from husband and Fall Out Boy founding member Pete Wentz, telling one source that she had been “extremely unhappy for a long time” and wanted out of the marriage for just as long.

On the flip side, Pete Wentz says he has always been very happy with the marriage and had no idea Ashlee was feeling the way she was.

A source close to the couple says Pete begged Ashlee to stay after she broke the news and that he has been crying a lot since that time, while begging Ashlee to give their marriage another shot.
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Bradley Cooper’s Dad Dies

Bradley Cooper - On Set

Hangover star Bradley Cooper lost his father on Saturday.

Cooper’s stockbroker dad had been suffering for a “long illness” which eventually took over his body, he was just 71 years old.

After hearing of the news, Cooper’s girlfriend of just over one year, Renee Zellweger, skipped Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards so she could be by Cooper’s side during his time of need.

Cooper was close to his dad and even managed to get him a cameo appearance in 2010’s A-Team flick after his dad told him it was his dream to appear in a blockbuster movie.

Funeral services for Charles have not been disclosed at this time.

Our condolences go out to the entire Cooper family.


‘Touched By An Angel’ Star John Dye Dead At 47

Touched By An Angel Cast

John Dye, one of the stars of the past hit CBS series Touched By An Angel passed away this week at his home in San Francisco, he was just 47 years old.

The death of Dye took to the web on Thursday after Dye’s co-star Valerie Bertinelli tweeted the following message:

“Dear, sweet John Dye, rest in peace.”

Dye was not only a helping hand on the show, but also in real life where he was a big supporter of the Make a Wish Foundation and various AIDS research organizations.

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No Drugs Found In Body Of Teena Marie

Teena Marie

When a famous person dies at a rather young age (in their 50’s) the question always arises as to whether or not they overdosed on some type of drugs, in the case of R&B legend Teena Marie law enforcement is reporting that no drugs were found in the singers body.

Officials searched Marie’s Pasadena , CA home and the only medication found was some herbal medication, not of the marijuana kind.

AN autopsy with official toxicology tests will be performed on Marie’s body later this week, however officials are already sticking to their guns that she died of natural seizures.

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Teena Marie Found Dead

Teena Marie

R&B singer Teena Marie was found dead in her Pasadena home this weekend, she was just 54 years old.

Discovered by Rick James in the ’70s, Teena was soon a favorite at Motown Records, creating such hits as “Square Biz” and “Lover Girl” as well as “Casnova Brown”, “Portuguese Love” and many other chart toppers. Her hits eventually gave her the name “The Ivory Queen of Soul.”

Marie began her MoTown career in 1979 as the ripe young age of just 19, her first album did not feature her picture for fear a white songstress at MoTown would create backlash for the company.

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Kendra Wilkinson Attempting To Put Together Post-Nuptial

Kendra Wilkinson - Tennis Outfit

Having been separated from her husband Hank Baskett for several months, Kendra Wilkinson is now attempting to have a post-nuptial created to protect the fortunes she has amassed through reality TV and endorsement deals, along with money earned from her now infamous sex tape.

Friends of Wilkinson scooped about her desire for a post-nup to In Touch Weekly.

While Baskett has been pushed around from NFL team to NFL team (recently with the Minnesota Vikings), his earnings have fallen short of his wife’s over the last year.

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Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson File For Divorce

Ryan Reynolds Interview

Scarlett Johansson and husband Ryan Reynolds have filed for divorce. The couple filed on December 23rd, citing irreconcilable differences. Both stars say their split was amicable.

Over the last several years the couple had been named as the sexiest man and woman alive in various polls and through numerous media outlets, however their marriage isn’t so lucky, lasting just around the two-year mark.

The couple said in a joint statement on December 14th:

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Landon Donavan and Bianca Kajlich File For Divorce

Bianca Kajlich

Soccer star Landon Donovan and his Rules of Engagement wife Bianca Kajlich have filed for divorce, the couple have been married for almost four years.

Donovan filed court papers on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Superior Court, citing the standard “irreconcilable differences” clause of the separation. Donovan and his wife separated on Oct. 31, 2009.

Donovan is requested spousal support and attorney fees from Kajlich.

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Steve Landesberg Dead at 65

Steve Landesberg on Barry Miller

Steve Landesberg, most famously known for his role as Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich on the hit TV show Barney Miller has succumbed to cancer this week.

The actor had been fighting a long battle with the disease and according to his rep he passed away on Monday morning, a victim of his long battle.

Most recently Landesberg played Dr. Rosenbaum, the pediatrician, in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

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Jennifer Carpenter

Citing irreconcilable differences Michael C. Hall and his dexter co-star and wife Jennifer Carpenter called it quits a few days ago and now we’ve learned that it was Carpenter who first headed to court to dissolve the marriage.

The celebrity couple were married on December 31, 2008 and will continue to work together as their show enters a sixth season.

In the meantime, Hall has been nominated for yet another Golden Globe, his fifth in as many years and a Screen Actors Guild nod also came his way on Thursday.

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Pink Panther Director Dead At 88

Blake Edwards Dies At 88 Years Old

A sad note today, Blake Edwards, the man behind The Pink Panther has passed away.

Aside from his fun, quirky work with the Panther series of movies, Edwards also directed Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Edwards is an Oscar winner and a big part of what Hollywood use to stand for, with movie credits according to extending back to 1948.

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Call It Quits

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

After three years together Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron have called it quits.

The pair met when they starred together in the hit Disney movie “High School Musical.”

The breakup appears to be moving along without any drama, a source close to the couple said “it’s nothing dramatic” adding “there’s no third party involved” while another source said “They were together for so long, it just ran it’s course.”

Both Zac and Hudgens are off  filming their own movies at the moment, with Hudgens filming the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth titled Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Efron filming “The Lucky One” in New Orleans.


Kim Kardashian and Gabriel Aubry Call It Quits

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Gabriel Aubry have ended their very short lived relationship.

The breakup according to Life & Style occurred because Kim claims the 34-year-old Versace model was only interested in using her for money and to climb the Hollywood social ladder. “Kim feels like Gabriel was just using her for her fame” said a Kardashian insider.

The relationship comes just 7 months after Berry and Aubry called it quits on their five years together, Aubry has a two-year-old daughter, Nahla with Berry.

Another snoop said that Gabriel “is older than Kim is looking for, so she’s decided to stop seeing him.” Gabriel is four years older than Kim and he usually dates older women than himself.

We wouldn’t worry about Kim, she’s reportedly dating Kris Humphries, a 25-year-old b-baller for the New Jersey Nets and according to PopCrunch:

“Kim likes him much more than Gabriel. He’s normal, so much fun and cute. He’s perfect for what Kim wants right now, which is some fun dates and some fun times.”

Easy come, easy go!


Jim Carrey’s Daughter Gets A Divorce After One Year Of Marriage

Jane And Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey’s daughter Jane is getting a divorce after one year of marriage. According to In Touch husband Alex Santana, lead singer of Blood Money and Jane are calling it quits. The couple have one son together, Jackson Riley, who was born this past March.

According to one of Jim Carrey’s reps:

“The couple will remain friends, as well as devoted parents to their 9-month-old son, Jackson Riley.”

Jane and Jackson are currently in New York City visiting Grandpa Jim on the set of his newest movie “Mr Popper’s Penguins.”
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Leslie Nielsen Dead At 84

Leslie Nielsen Death

Leslie Nielsen, star of Airplane and the Naked Gun series, among other comedic and serious films has died, he was 84 years old.

Nielsen passed away at a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday. Nielsen is said to have been suffering from complications due to pneumonia.

The actors passing was confirmed by his nephew Doug Nielsen:

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Brendan Frasier’s Broadway Run On “Elling” Is Shortest In Recent Memory

Brendan Fraser - Elling

Brendan Fraser and his broadway show “Elling” will be coming to an end after just 22 previews and nine performances.  The final show for “Elling” will take place on Sunday, Nov. 29, making it one of the shortest Broadway runs in recent years.

The show is a theatrical take on Simon Bent’s Norwegian comedy and starred Fraser and Denis O’Hare. The show has earned just $145,070 after eight performances and most tickets were sold at sharp discounts.

On his Facebook page O’Hare said:

“If you want to see Elling, ya better hurry. We are being closed down this Sunday… yup. Our producers will go no further. Happy Thanksgiving!”

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Jill Clayburgh Dies After 21-Year Battle With Chronic Leukemia

Jill Clayburgh

Actress Jill Clayburgh, the two time Oscar nominee died this week at her Lakeville, Conn. home, she was 66 years-old. Clayburgh had been battling a 21-year fight with chronic leukemia.

Clayburgh was first nominated for an Oscar in the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman then again the following year for her co-starring role beside Burt Reynolds in Starting Over.

Most recently she was known for her role as the mother of Ally in Ally McBeal on the small screen along with smaller roles on Nip/Tuck, Law & Order, The Practice and other small screen roles.

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Bachelorette Contenstant Julien Hug Committed Suicide

Bachelorette Contestant Julien Hug

Former Bachelorette contestant Julien Hug who disappeared from San Diego last week and was eventually found dead took his own life according to his parents.

Hug appeared on the 2009 Bachelorette airing where he battled for the love of Jillian Harris but was eliminated after 2 episodes, underneath his TV appearance Hug had been battling depression.

Julien disappeared on Monday and was found in some brush off a local interstate in San Bernadino National Forest. His suicide was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Cameron Diaz And Alex Rodriguez Breakup

Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz Split

Today’s high profile Hollywood couple breakup is brought to us my Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez. The couple according to Life & Style Magazine have called it quits after seven months off the market.

The reason for the split was kept pretty simplistic according to the magazine:

“He just doesn’t like her anymore. That’s honestly the reason they split.”

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