You don’t hear much about Jewel these days, eh? Unfortunately, today’s news isn’t necessarily positive – she’s divorcing her husband of six years, Ty Murray. It’s not SO bad, though – they seem to be in a good place about it according to her blog post – yes, she announced this on her website. Paging Gwyneth Paltrow!
My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce.
Ty and I have always tried to live the most authentic life possible, and we wanted our separation as husband and wife to be nothing less loving than the way we came together. For some time we have been engaged in a private and difficult, but thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves. Allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than malice.
We have been so aware that it is easiest to use the inertia of anger to leverage two souls apart who have been bound together by so much living. By a child. But we did not want anger to burn the ties that bound us. Instead we have chosen the much more difficult task of undoing ourselves stich by stich, and releasing each other with love so that we may take on our new form: dear friends and devoted co-parents of our beloved son Kase. We have no desire to damage ourselves and each other in the process. Who better than each other to bear witness to the heart ache of redefining our family? And who better as ally, while we learn to redraw ourselves in whatever new shape we find as separate people who are still striving to be the best versions of ourselves- as humans and as parents.
Oddly the very thing that Ty and I sought in coming together is the very thing we seek in separating. We both value growth. And growth became tragically and undeniably stifled as a couple, and we believe we can find it again in setting each other free. We truly believe we can find greater happiness apart than together, and this is why we are taking the enormous and heartbreaking step of divorce.
I share all this with you because I wanted you to hear it from us, instead of the tabloids. I also share it because I have learned in these 20 years of living my life honestly in front of you, to trust that you will all honor and have reverence for how difficult this journey is, and allow us our process as we not only grieve the loss of our marriage, but also as we recreate ourselves in the ashes- for from all death we trust a phoenix rises.
Lastly, a message from us both: ??“Our dedication to our son is unwavering and we are both committed to being the best partners in raising our son. Due to the spirit in which we have gone about this separation, we trust we can remain dear friends who hold each other in high esteem, which is so important to us as parents- as we wish only what is best for our son.”
I mean, that’s not even the whole blog post – before that, she was waffling on about her life’s journey and her struggles, etc. Also, while they have only been married for six years, they dated for ten years prior to that, so that’s where the 16 comes from (i.e. I’m not completely braindead).
Also, LOL to “tender undoing of ourselves”. Wow, that just took conscious uncoupling to a whole other level.
July 3, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry has a background in Christian music herself – her parents wouldn’t so much as let her listen to a secular song until she was well into her teens – so a new lawsuit filed against her is semi-ironic. Apparently her song ‘Dark Horse’ is a little too close to a gospel song called ‘Joyful Noise’ that came out five years ago, and now the people who wrote it want some $$$ for their trouble.
The suit was filed by an artist known as Flame — along with other singers. They say Perry not only hijacked their religious music … she also destroyed their reputation in the Christian music world … because they’re now associated with the anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery that appears in the “Dark Horse” music video.
They’re suing for damages … and want Perry to stop using any form of their music … stat.
I mean… it is INCREDIBLY similar in the beat, but the beat itself isn’t necessarily anything unique, and Katy’s builds and moves away from all of that quickly, so I’m torn. Plus, all music is derivative, so do we really think she was even aware of this song?
What do you think? Should she have to pay up?
July 3, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Wait a second – Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams came to blows on ‘The Notebook’ set?! [ICYDK]
Cheryl Burke may as well lose the fishnet top [Celebslam]
Oh dear, Candice Swanepoel has a strange looking boyfriend [Moe Jackson]
Josh Duhamel is giving his muscles a very good workout [Socialite Life]
Just a reminder that Ashley Roberts and her boobs exist [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Tallulah Willis has dyed her hair green and it’s awful [I'm Not Obsessed]
Here’s The Rock with a giant lion [Lainey Gossip]
Here’s what Lana Del Rey looks like in a bikini [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Sorry, but the royal family hates Pippa Middleton now [Celebitchy]
Jessica Alba got sexy in a swimsuit for ‘GQ’ [Popoholic]
There was a ‘Full House’ reunion at Dave Coulier‘s wedding – but who didn’t show? [Too Fab]
Motherhood changed how Kim Kardsahian “works” [The Frisky]
We all grew up watching ‘Grease’, right? [theBERRY]
Joan Rivers got attacked by PETA at her latest book signing [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
LeVar Burton‘s ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter broke a record [The Blemish]
Kate Middleton and Prince William really love Wimbledon [Celebuzz]
Scott Eastwood is almost as hot as his dad [Fishwrapper]
Is Jessica Simpson actually getting married on Saturday? [Starpulse]
Lily Allen finally dropped a new video [PopBytes]
Hailey Clauson is naked for FLAUNT again [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Why are you doing this to us, Lea Michele? [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Kendall Jenner is in a bikini and looks good [Celebslam]
Ashley Benson won’t get out of her bikini in Hawaii [Moe Jackson]
Winona Ryder is returning to fashion and it’s amazing [Lainey Gossip]
The cover of ‘Town & Country’ bears Dakota Fanning‘s face [I'm Not Obsessed]
Robert Downey Jr. forced son Indio into rehab [Celebitchy]
July 3, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
Reports have been coming out left and right about how Britney Spears and boyfriend David Lucado broke up months ago. They hadn’t been seen publicly together in a while, and in Hollywood, that means you must no longer be together.
Obviously, that’s not the case. Britney took to Twitter – rather, her handlers who are actually allowed Internet access took to Twitter – on Wednesday to share a snapshot of her current life: hanging out by the pool at her house in a bikini and some weird goggles… alongside Lucado. Take that, suckers!
Also, I have to say, I kinda think they make a good couple despite knowing nothing about them – and that’s precisely why I say that. When they first got together, I had a tipster write me to say that Lucado is a money-grubbing dickhead (in so many words) that was using her to sell stories about her life, etc. Considering how little we’ve heard about her private life, I’d say that’s been proven false. Hope BritBrit’s happy.
Hola from Spears Beach aka mi casa ???????? pic.twitter.com/lEkTRzVw3q
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) July 2, 2014
July 3, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
David Arquette has been with his girlfriend, Christina McLarty, for about three years, on and off. They even had a baby together earlier this year. Now, they’ve decided a wedding is the next big thing they’d like to undertake and they announced their engagement on Wednesday.
Arquette, 42, popped the question to McLarty, 33, at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, a source tells PEOPLE. “He wanted his family to be with him when he did it,” the source says, adding that “they are going to vacation in Aspen to celebrate.”
Mastro’s has a special connection to the actor: On Friday, to celebrate Fourth of July, Arquette’s L.A. night spot, Bootsy Bellows, will be hosting a pop-up event at Mastro’s, right where the actor proposed.
I know this is a bit cynical (my middle name), but it’s a bit suspect that David proposed less than week after ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her own engagement to Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid. It’s not a competition, bro – let her enjoy her happiness. Of course, it could have been coincidental, but even still – why not wait it out a few more weeks so that it doesn’t look so shady?
Then again, these two have said they’re still good friends (they do have a daughter, Coco, together), so maybe this was all one big happy family plan and they’re celebrating together? Who can say – but here’s hoping everyone’s happy.
July 3, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
If ever there was a cause for celebration, it’s now. Lindsay Lohan turned 28 yesterday, which I think we can all agree is a miracle. She came back to New York City for the occasion – meaning she’s left us in peace in the UK, at least for a while. She’s looking a bit too thin, which is worrisome considering her history with eating disorders, and she’s got some strange scratches/bruises (druuuuuuuuugs!) but other than that, she looks good. A lot better than she has on previous birthdays, anyway.
Happy (belated) birthday, Lindsay!