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Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger aren’t married because they’re not religious

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Well, this is an… interesting one. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger have been together for years, now, and their relationship is still going strong. So why haven’t they walked down the aisle? Well, it’s not because marriage is an outdated institution or because they feel they don’t need a piece of paper to declare their love, but rather because… they’re not religious?

From Glamour (via US Weekly):

Joshua Jackson appears to have settled down, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to get married. The Affair actor explains in Glamour’s upcoming November issue why he and his longtime love, actress Diane Kruger, haven’t walked down the aisle yet.

“I can tell you why we’re not married: We’re not religious. I don’t feel any more or less committed to Diane for not having stood in front of a priest and had a giant party,” Jackson, 36, tells the mag. “We’re both children of divorce, so it’s hard for me to take marriage at face value as the thing that shows you’ve grown up and are committed to another person. But it may change at some point. We may get married.”

The Dawson’s Creek alum shared the same sentiment to Us Weekly at Montblanc’s 24 Hour Plays in L.A. back in June 2012. “Marriage is important for the people it’s important for, but neither one of us is particularly religious, so I don’t think there’s any particular push,” he told Us at the time. “But never say never! I don’t know.”

Huh, well go figure. I suppose that makes sense since traditionally, marriage is a religious thing, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s changed quite a lot over the years and can be whatever you want it to be, religious or not. Of course, I don’t think anyone “needs” to be married to prove their love – the main advantages are financial/tax-related – but I do think to each their own.

Also, these two are a really cute couple (and that’s coming from someone who knows next to nothing about either of them).

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Joshua Jackson Photobombs Anne Hathaway

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Well, it’s quittin’ time for me today – I’m ready to eat some pizza and go to bed at 8pm. That probably won’t happen, but a girl can dream. In any case, I leave you with a special present from the Met Costume Institute Gala on Sunday – which you already know was a hot mess. Joshua Jackson photobombed Anne Hathaway (most likely accidentally) and it’s pretty funny, though she probably wasn’t amused. You don’t steal an Oscar-winning actress’s spotlight, PACEY. Will you never learn?

Until tomorrow…

Diane Kruger Kinda Hated Joshua Jackson When They First Met

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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson are a super cute couple that have been together for 7 Pacey-riffic years now, but their first date was horrendous. THAT MEANS THERE’S HOPE FOR US ALL!! IndiaTimes has the details:

My first date with Jackson was disastrous. It was a funny situation. I thought he would just come over for a drink; I was living in a hotel at the time. And I hadn’t intend to have dinner with him because I didn’t like him that much.

I didn’t want to go out with him. We were sitting in the hotel bar and I was already checking my watch because I had something else planned. But I didn’t want to break his heart either when he told me he had made a reservation at a fancy restaurant.

So we dined at a place which was decorated with flowers. I am allergic to flowers and couldn’t wait to get back to hotel, so after the dinner I rushed away and vowed never to see him again. It was the worst evening we have ever spent together. Our first date was a real disaster.

After our first date, he got me flowers and a box of tissues with it. He made me laugh from the beginning.

So there you go!

Step 1: Be attractive.

Step 2: Don’t be unattractive.

Step 3: Be charming.

Step 4: Be funny.

I love stories like these.

Wait … Is There Going to be a Dawson’s Creek Reunion?

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From Vulture:

… Williams was willing to commit more fully to our questions about a possible Dawson’s Creek reunion — or, at least, she was open to the idea, once we asked her about Don’t Trust The B– In Apartment 23 and told her that James Van Der Beek was willing. “He has my e-mail!” she responded, laughing. “He has my home phone, and my cell phone, so we talk … ” And that means she’d do the show, if he called? “He could totally ask! I’ve always said, I’m totally up for reunion tours, reunion shows, so we can do that. I’ve always wanted, my best friend [Busy Philipps] is on Cougar Town, and we’ve always talked about wanting to go be on that show, too. It’s just timing, because of L.A. and New York, and it hasn’t happened.” Your move, Van Der Beek!

Wow! Wouldn’t this be awesome if it happened?

This’ll be the biggest thing that’s happened to James Van Der Beek since … since … since, I don’t know, that movie he did for SyFy, The Storm! Which I, incidentally, watched this past week, because I went DV-R crazy with crappy made-for-TV disaster movies because I love them!

This’ll be the biggest thing since for Joshua Jackson since Diane Kruger took pity on his ugly ass and decided that she wanted to bone him for an extended period of time!

This’ll be the best thing that’s happened to Katie Holmes since she found out that her husband Tom Cruise is actually a robot created by the Church of Scientology, and because he’s some kind of weird droid, in legal terms, this means her marriage is not legally binding! … Wait, you mean that didn’t happen yet? OK, sorry—jumping the gun a little bit here, but it’s just all the excitement, I swear.

Would you guys totally love a DC reunion or what?

Flashback: Teen People, November 1998

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You guys! I’d totally forgotten about this, but I had a subscription to Teen People when I was in high school. I only kept one issue. Just one. But! It’s the 1st Annual Celebrity Style Awards issue! That means we can point and gawk at some of the dumb crap our favorite stars were wearing in the late 90s.

Here’s a look at the November 1998 issue:

I included a profile of “new talent” Paul Walker (check the gallery!), who will be appearing in upcoming movies like Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, and Brokedown Palace.

I especially recommend the photo spread titled “Hair Watch,” which focuses on bleached spiky 90s hair, as sported by the likes of Mark McGrath, David Boreanaz, and Seth Green. However, it’s the ladies—Sarah Jessica Parker and Jamie Pressly among them—who take the cake for dumbest 90s ‘dos.

I also included a scan of “Star Tracks” because A) I had completely forgotten about Jonny Lang, and B) how the hell does Lukas Haas know Vincent Gallo? I am not too sure Vincent Gallo belongs in a teen magazine.

Under “Star Woes: Their Most Embarrassing Moments,” Kirsten Dunst says:

I’m really proud of going on Jeopardy! and winning $10,000 for charity. But I was so embarrassed because I couldn’t get my buzzer to work right. Now people [who were watching the broadcast must] think that I’m the biggest ditz. I only answered like five questions.

I finally watched Kirsten’s heinous Jeopardy performance on YouTube sometime last year, and she’s right: I thought she was the biggest ditz.

From the article “Getting ‘N Sync”:

Five good-looking guys from Florida form a singing group, make it big overseas and then bring their catchy pop songs back home, where they instantly captivate the American teen market.

Hmmmm. Does this tune sound a little familiar? Yes and no. It’s true that, on the surface, ‘N Sync’s story certainly reads like Backstreet Boys: The Sequel. They have the same manager (Johnny Wright, also of New Kids on the Block fame), the same home base (Orlando) and the same secret weapon (a sexy blond—the baby of the band—guaranteed to melt the female masses). But spend a little time with the tight-knit quintet—James Lance Bass, 19; Joey Fatone Jr., 21; Chris Kirkpatrick, 26; Joshua “JC” Chasez, 22; and Justin Timberlake (the noted blond), 17—and you’ll find that they’re as different from Backstreet as Third Eye Blind is from Matchbox20.

Elsewhere, 98 Degrees is noted, but no mention of Nick Lachey anywhere. Another article, “Felicity Fever,” promises a too-in-depth look at “the set of the most talked-about new TV series.”

There is a centerfold of a movie poster for Meet Joe Black. I didn’t scan it, but I did scan the “Got Milk” ad starring Joshua Jackson.

Of course there are the 1st Annual Celebrity Style Awards: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Claire Danes, Drew Barrymore, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Aniston all get props, along with Jakob Dylan (remember him?!) and Aaliyah (sigh). I didn’t scan in the other two dudes because they are boring, but both Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith received accolades.

Also: holy God, Melissa Joan Hart can barely dress herself. Reese Witherspoon, however, always dressed with the trends and still managed to look cute.

Also: UGH. I really thought this was a fun idea—until I was actually scanning everything in, that is. I encountered some truly gnarly technical difficulties with the Kodak ESP 9250, so I hope you appreciate what I do for you.

How the Success of ‘Glee’ is Destroying Television

The title isn’t entirely accurate. It’s not really Glee that’s destroying television– it’s the stupidity of network TV executives who like to jump on bandwagons faster than a Duke lacrosse team on a stripper.

The huge success of Glee has led Fox network executives to believe that a Glee-style musically themed week of programs during May sweeps would be a good idea. I was dubious about the wisdom of such a move until they announced that the dark Sci-fi action / mystery series Fringe would be one of the programs to be given the Glee musical treatment. Now I know it’s a terrible idea.

“None of us ever thought that it was really going to happen,” said musically trained co-star Jasika Nicole, who plays loyal FBI agent Astrid Farnsworth, in an interview on the show’s set in Vancouver, Canada, last week. “It was just a joke. We were like, ‘Oh, yeah, Fringe should be a musical.’ Dancing and singing and goofing off and stuff. And then John says, ‘So. you know, there’s going to be a musical episode,’ and I was like, ‘Ha, ha, John,’ and he was like, ‘No, really, have you read the script?’”

The raison d’etre for the musical numbers will be a complex hallucination by the show’s resident mentally unstable genius Walter Bishop that places all the characters in a “highly symbollic” 1940′s era musical setting. Many of the show’s cast members have musical training, but that doesn’t stop this idea from having the potential to be a huge bowl of turds. Remeber that musical episode of Buffy? Say what you want about Joss Whedon’s genius, but personally, I still haven’t forgiven the universe for that one.

The show is set to air on Fox during May sweeps.

Celebs Raise Money for AIDS Research, But All I Care About Is Their Expensive, Hideous Clothing

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And now comes the point in the evening where I take a break from playing Punch Out to look at pictures of celebrities in expensive, but not always beautiful clothing.

Several celebs turned out for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Dinner held as part of the Cannes Film Festival. I wish I were the kind of person who opts not to say snarky things about celebrities when they’re actually doing something good and magnanimous, if not exactly altruistic. But let’s be realistic here– if I were that kind of person, I wouldn’t be writing for this blog.

While there were some attractive, well-appointed attendees– Claudia Schiffer looked adorable and Robert Pattinson actually managed to look alluring, not creepy– there were just as many couture trainwrecks.

Diane Kruger fell into one of those giant layer cakes that strippers pop out of and liked the feeling of buttercream between her tits so much that she decided to cover it in fabric and wear it to dinner. Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura in the new Star Trek movie, couldn’t find a suitable dress, so she cut the tops off of several pairs of extra extra large nude pantyhose, draped them around her shoulders, tied them in a knot, and hoped no one would notice.

Meanwhile, Paris Hilton showed up wearing something that looked like a tinfoil cupcake wrapper mated with the seashell themed accessories decorating your Aunt Dee-Dee’s bathroom. She then proceeded to spread her legs and lean at awkward, 70 degree angles– either because she was posing for photos or because someone was holding a limbo contest just off camera.

In all seriousness, amfAR is a worthy cause, and I’m glad that these celebs took time out of their busy schedules of partying and wearing fancy dresses to party and wear fancy dresses for a cause. I just question the choice of fancy dresses.