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Hayden Panettiere’s wedding is on hold

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Hayden Panettiere announced her engagement to boyfriend and Ukranian boxer Wladimir Klitschko last October, but there have been no signs of a forthcoming wedding so far. That wedding is pretty much off the table at the moment, apparently because of the political climate in Klitschko’s native land.

From Parade:

You’re engaged to Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko; what’s the latest on your wedding plans?
Everything that’s happening in Ukraine definitely put a hold on things. But we have time.

Indeed you do! Apparently, this has a lot to do with the fact that Wladimir’s brother, Vitali Klitschko, is involved in reform efforts over in the Ukraine, which is… not particularly a super safe job at the moment. Vitali is apparently one of the most prominent figures in the movement at the moment, so it makes sense that that’s taking precedence over everything else.

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Hayden Panettiere wasn’t invited back to ‘Heroes’

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Hayden Panettiere‘s character on Heroes was a cheerleader with the power of cell rejuvination, apparently, which sounds pretty awesome. I never watched the original show, but since there’s going to be a reboot later this year – Heroes Reborn – I thought I might get a chance to see her reprise the role. Not so, because she wasn’t actually invited back.

From US Weekly:

“It was a shock to me,” the Nashville star says, adding that she found out about the reboot through the grapevine. “In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it.”

“I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it,” she says of the reboot. “It will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that.”

When asked to speculate over what Claire has been up to, Panettiere responds with a simple “Who knows?” She explains, “It’s a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, ‘That was our show, our home, our family,’ something that we had a major part in creating,” adding that it would hurt if the reboot were to bring back its original characters.”

“I mean, I hope that they don’t have somebody else playing our characters,” she quips, adding, “that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure.”

Huh. I bet it kinda sucks that she wasn’t invited back, but maybe that’s because she’s doing Nashville? That’s all I can think of. Or maybe the reboot doesn’t have much of a budget so they’re going to bring in unknowns so they can pay them less? I suppose there’s always the chance that they don’t like her, but I dunno, I’ve never read any horror stories about Hayden, so I’m not sure how true that would be!

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Hayden Panettiere’s leaving LA, moving to Florida

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Hayden Panettiere announced her engagement to her giant boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko last October, and while no wedding bells are ringing just yet, it seems like Hayden has pressed the FFWD button on her life and is entering retirement early by moving to Florida and saying sayonara to Los Angeles.

From TMZ:

Hayden Panettiere is going Hollywood — Hollywood, Florida because she just sold her home in L.A.

Hayden recently bought a house in Nashville, where she’s doing her show.  As you know, she’s engaged to boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, who owns a penthouse in Hollywood, Fla, and she’s spent a lot of time down there.

As for the L.A. home … we’ve learned Hayden sold it for $3.075 MIL.  She bought it in 2008 for $2.635 MIL.

Sweet. I’ve never been to Florida and judging by all the news that comes out of there, I think I’m okay with that. (That’s a joke, by the way – I realise Florida isn’t all bad, there’s bad shit everywhere, blah blah.) I can see why she would want to leave LA, though. I was there for 3 days a couple of weeks ago and that was enough to last me as many years.

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Hayden Panettiere Announces Her Engagement On TV While Holding A Snake

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Hayden Panettiere is officially engaged to her super tall boyfriend, boxer Wladimir Klitschko. While it was known she was engaged, she hadn’t made a public statement. She sure fixed that. She announced the engagement on Live with Kelly and Michael, but gave us all a dash of Britney 2001 by draping a snake over her shoulders. I guess that’s one way to get people to look at your hands. According to USA Today, she wore the boa to freak out Michael Strahan. That’s when Kelly said,

“I’m sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there’s a very large diamond ring on your ring finger,” said Kelly. “I’m not sure if you want to announce anything … Does that signify anything? Is that a promise of something?”

Panettiere responded coyly, “It might be … I mean, I think it speaks for itself.”

Kelly then got more direct, asking, “Are you engaged?” and Hayden replied, “I am.”

Congrats to the adorably height mismatched pair!

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Best, Worst, And WTF Of 2013 Billboard Awards Red Carpet

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Ke$ha showed us her butt on the red carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards so it seemed unlikely that anyone could top that awful WTF-ery, and yet, it was managed. Who did it? Click to find out. But first (pun intended), Jennifer Morrison’s butt:

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BEST:  Hayden Panettiere and Emmy Rossum.
WORST: Click to find out.
WTF: Just, so very many.

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Hayden Panettiere Has That Country Flair That Cotton Loves

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Hayden Panettiere doesn’t particularly emanate straw chewin’, banjo playin’ vibes, but she plays a country singer in Nashville and that’s good enough for Cotton! They’ve cast her in their new ‘Fabric Of Our Lives’ ad campaign, where she’ll give a country rendition of the company’s theme. Well… that’s special.

From WWD:

The new campaign has a budget of around $20 million, according to a Cotton Inc. spokesman. The commercials featuring Panettiere in various scenes — choosing an outfit in her walk-in closet, having fun at a nightclub, shopping at a shoe store, walking her dog — will begin airing as 15- and 30-second spots on TV and select Internet outlets beginning Monday.

“For this commercial we wanted a celebrity with an all-American, girl-next-door quality,” said Ric Hendee, senior vice president of consumer marketing for Cotton Inc. “Hayden had the look and the country cross-over sound we were looking for.”

“The commercial celebrates American style and American originals like country music, cotton denim and, of course, U.S. cotton growers, who are the number-one exporters of cotton to the global textile industry,” Hendee said.

I’ve always thought it was a bit bizarre that cotton – a fabric, for God’s sake – promotes itself as a business. I get that cotton is an industry like many other things, but it’s always struck me as slightly bizarre, for some reason. Also, the fact that they are effectively saying that the white, largely confederate flag bearing part of America is their target market is a bit weird, but whatever. America, right? Go USA! Go cotton! I love t-shirts! (Too much?)

Hayden’s cute and making the most of that TV money, so I say go for it, girl.

Hayden Panettiere Engaged To A Much Older Much Taller Man

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Hayden Panettiere, 23, maybe the most petite actress ever created, is engaged to super tall boxer Wladimir Klitschko, 37. From Us Weekly:

“Very few people know, and she isn’t wearing her ring publicly yet,” adds the friend of the duo, who first parted ways in May 2011 after two years of dating.

Since getting back together, the actress, 23, and the athlete, 37, have refused to confirm their relationship. (Despite multiple PDA-packed outings — including a cuddly March 24 courtside appearance at a Miami Heat game — Panettiere said they were “just good buddies” in mid-January).

Privately, however, the 5-foot-2 knockout and the 6-foot-6 heavyweight champ are eager to legalize their match. Says the source, “Looks like a summer wedding!”

So yep, looks like they’re back on and will be in for a lifetime (or handful of months) of head-scratching, how-exactly-do-they-do-it sex. No but seriously, how??

BTW did anyone else love the Amanda Knox Lifetime movie, starring Ms. Panettiere as Amanda Knox? So good.