Normally when we report on celebrity couples it consists of either a pregnancy or a breakup/divorce, so I figured why not be positive and focus on new couples that got together this year and are still going strong. Here are 14 new celebrity couples that Zimbio remind us who’ve hooked up this year and have lasted so far.
Worlds collided when tween sensation Joe Jonas and Twilight star Ashley Greene coupled up this summer. They’ve been doing everything from grocery shopping to traveling together and always look so darn happy while holding hands in front of the cameras. Darling, isn’t it?
Jessica Simpson has had quite a year: She met, began dating, AND got engaged to ex-football star Eric Johnson in 2010. They began dating in about May, and he popped the question in early November, right after Jessica’s ex-husband Nick Lachey announced his engagement to Vanessa Minnillo. Love is all around!
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are probably the hottest co-star couple to come out of Hollywood this year. They got together in August after working together on Stranger Tides, just months after Halle and Gabriel Aubry announced their split.
We are so happy Rihanna found new love this year! She and Dodgers player Matt Kemp have been going strong since May and have traveled all over the world together over the last few months. “I smile for real this time,” she said in an interview. “The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up.”
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have the rumor mill in overdrive these days. They’ve reportedly spent many a romantic weekend together, though there’s been no official word from either camp. If it’s true, this is one hottest, most unexpected new couples of 2010!
Kate Hudson and Muse rocker Matt Bellamy have been together since May. These two have often been spotted out and about with Kate’s son Ryder and it seems like things are pretty serious. Apparently Matt even gets along with his girlfriend’s mom, Goldie Hawn!
It took FOREVER (ok, 5 months) for Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough to confess that they’re an item. The big news came in November, when she gushed all about her man in an interview. She said he’s a “phenomenal” boyfriend and he constantly leaves her flowers and little surprises, even when he’s not around. Definitely a keeper!
Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner got way hot and heavy in 2010. Things between this couple (who haven’t even publicly admitted that they are a couple) got so intense that they got matching tattoos this year — more than once! Must be love.
Reese Witherspoon and Hollywood agent Jim Toth were first spotted together in February. They’ve never really spoken openly about their relationship, and they steer clear of the red carpet, but they’re often seen watching Reese’s kids on the soccer field. These two seem like a super down-to-earth, happy couple. We like it
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was first linked to model Irina Shayk in May. The two have since kept mum about their relationship, but it’s pretty clear that they’re together. They’re one of the most beautiful couples around, no doubt.
Mad Men star January Jones and SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis got the dating rumors going at the ESPY Awards this summer. Apparently they were “making out” all over the place, and didn’t have a care in the world. Still no officially confirmation on these two, but we have to say they do make a pretty cute couple.
Parenthood co-stars Lauren Graham and Peter Krause started dating in April of this year. They’re not romantically involved on the show, she’s actually his sister! We’re sure they don’t dwell on that in their spare time.
Dianna Agron and Alex Pettyfer met on the set of their film I Am Number Four and reportedly began dating shortly after that. They’ve been spotted holding hands and looking mighty lovey-dovey, though they’ve kept mum on their relationship status.
Kirsten Dunst and Rilo Kiley drummer Jason Boesol started dating around the February mark. They make quite the cute indie kid couple.
I’m sure at least one of these will be over by the New Years Eve and the rest will probably be finished by Easter 2011.
source: Cutest New Couples of 2010 [Zimbio]
Holiday Limbo, Anyone? – City Rag
Charlie Sheen Gets Revenge Against Porn Star – Pop Eater
Jessica Simpson Celebrated Engagement With Pizza – IDLYITW
Amber Portwood Finds New Man To Belittle, Abuse – Daily Fill
Juliette Lewis Puts On A Bikini – Holy Moly
John Travolta Is A Bottom? – Tabloid Prodigy
‘Mean Girls 2‘ Trailer Is Really Terrible – Amy Grindhouse
Ben Roethlisberger Got Punched – The Superficial
Lindsay Lohan Wins Right To Drive – Wonderwall
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Close Call – Hollywire
Kyle Massey Needs To Win ‘DWTS’ – Hollywood Life
Jessica Lowndes’ Thick Hips In A Bikini – Drunken Stepfather
Audience Goes Nuts For Oprah’s Favorite Things – OMG Blog
Tony Parker Is A Dirty Dog – Why Fame
An Open Love Letter To Jake Gyllenhaal – Betty Confidential
Kate Winslet Dumps Her Model Boyfriend – Anything Hollywood
Jessica Simpson’s Friends Insist She’s Not Pregnant – ICYDK
Pink & Carey Hart At The AMAs – Celebrity Smack
Rihanna Recognized By Her Bikini Waxer – Celeb News Wire
Mario Lopez’s Daughter Tweets From The Tub – Celebrity Baby Scoop
Mariah Carey Sings To Her Baby Bump – Holly Baby
Pastor Says Facebook Is Evil, Threesomes Are Okay – Zelda Lily
Guide To Preparing For The Thanksgiving Holiday – College Candy
Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Source Code’ Trailer – F-Listed
Robyn’s ‘Body Talk’ Is Out Today! – Popbytes
Miley Cyrus Grinds All Over Her Boyfriend – Allie Is Wired
Over the past few years there have been some big pop culture flops so to celebrate the turkey season, Wonder Wall have come up with a list of the biggest turkeys in recent memory.
15. Christina Aguilera, “Bionic”
After 2006′s Grammy-winning “Back to Basics,” expectations were high for Christina’s sixth studio album. And it’s not like “Bionic” was bad, per se. But between her postponing her tour for unknown reasons and allegations from Lady Gaga fans that Christina was copying Gaga’s style, the album was doomed. Worldwide, it only sold 600,000 copies; compare that with the 4.5 million copies “Back to Basics” has sold.
14. Lindsay Price
We’re sure she’s a really nice lady, but Lindsay Price is TV Teflon. Sure, the pilots she’s on get picked up, but how long do the series last? Take her latest show, “Eastwick,” for example: Not only was it never picked up for a full season, but all 13 episodes of the 2009 NBC show never even made it to air. Want more proof of Lindsay’s TV turkeydom? “Lipstick Jungle,” “Pepper Dennis,” “Coupling.”
13. Madonna as an actress
From “Shanghai Surprise” to “The Next Best Thing” to “Swept Away,” there’s no lack of examples of Madonna’s suckiness as an actress. Yes, she’s one of the great performers of all time, but give her lines and blocking instead of lyrics and choreography and she’s a total train wreck. Thankfully, she got the point after “Swept Away” (could it have been winning yet another Worst Actress Razzie that really drove the message home?). Now we get to look forward to her direction on “W.E.” (yay?).
12. “Cutthroat Island”
A box office bomb’s costs exceeds its revenue. By that definition, “Cutthroat Island” wasn’t just a bomb; it was a nuclear warhead. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest box office loss of all time, the 1995 Geena Davis and Matthew Modine pirate thriller cost $100 million to make and promote, but made just $11 million total at the box office. Not only that, but it pushed Carloco Pictures into bankruptcy.
11. JC Chasez’s solo career
It’s hard to live in Justin Timberlake’s shadow. But after seeing his solo career explode, JC thought he could do the same. (He was the second-most-popular member of *NSYNC, after all.) But it just didn’t work out that way. First of all, calling your album “Schizophrenic” and wearing a straight jacket on the cover is bound to bring some anger from mental health groups. Also, let’s not forget JC is just not JT.
“Coupling” was about a group of six good-looking thirtysomethings who are either dating, have dated or want to date one another. The UK version was a smash hit, so in 2003 they tried to adapt it for a U.S. audience. It failed miserably (only four episodes aired), but we won’t blame this one all on Lindsay Price, who (surprise!) played Jane Honda.
9. Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines
In 1999 Garth Brooks had begun to develop a movie with Paramount called “The Lamb,” in which he’d star as Chris Gaines, an emotionally conflicted rock star. To create buzz for the project, “Chris” recorded “Garth Brooks in … The Life of Chris Gaines,” filmed a “Behind the Music” for Chris and performed on “SNL” when Garth hosted. It all left the public confused, and as a result the album was a bust and the movie went on an indefinite hiatus. No wonder Rolling Stone called the whole project “the most monumentally disastrous marketing idea that mainstream pop had seen in years.”
If you’ve seen “Precious,” you know Mariah Carey can act. But back in 2001 when “Glitter” came out, critics were singing a different tune. Reviews for the movie couldn’t have been worse, and “Glitter” bombed at the box office. (It grossed just over $5 million worldwide, less than a quarter of its $22 million budget.) Even the film’s soundtrack was a dismal failure: It was Mariah’s worst showing on the Billboard charts, and Mariah was dropped from her label as a result.
7. The Spice Girls, “Forever”
By 2000 Geri had peaced out of the Spice Girls, but Victoria, Mel B, Emma and Mel C had enough girl power left in them — or so they thought. Unfortunately, their edgier R&B sound on “Forever” didn’t resonate with audiences, and in early 2001, they officially announced that they were breaking up. (Forever? Try for never — or until 2007, when they did their reunion tour.)
6. Lindsay Lohan at Ungaro
Say what you want about Lindsay Lohan’s personal life, but the girl has style. So in September 2009, when it was announced that Emanuel Ungaro hired her as its artistic adviser, it actually seemed like a good pairing. But when the collection, designed by Estrella Archs, was presented that October in Paris, it was met with about as much praise as “I Know Who Killed Me.” Women’s Wear Daily called the collection “an embarrassment.” What? They don’t like heart-shaped sequined pasties? By March, Lindsay and Ungaro had parted ways.
5. Prince changing his name to the Love Symbol
Prince was actually born Prince Rogers Nelson, so he actually lucked out in the celebrity name game. So why he would want to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol is absolutely insane. But that’s what he did in 1993. Since you can’t pronounce the symbol, people would just call him “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” On May 16, 2000, after his contract with Warner/Chappell expired, Prince stopped using the Love Symbol moniker, explaining that since he was now freed from undesirable relationships associated with the name Prince, he would use his name again. And all was right with the world.
4. Jessica Simpson’s country career
Jessica Simpson’s a Texas girl who was raised on country music, so making country music would be a logical step in her career, right? So very, very wrong. While “Do You Know” became Jess’s first #1 album of her career, it all went south from there. Less than a year after the record’s release, she and her country label, Sony Nashville, parted ways. Never a good sign.
3. “The Jay Leno Show”
Here are the dismal effects of the 10 p.m. “The Jay Leno Show” and NBC’s subsequent flip-flopping: five wasted hours of primetime TV weekly; destroyed ratings for local NBC newscasts; made Jay Leno look like a selfish jerk; made NBC look like bumbling fools; NBC lost Conan O’Brien. Sure, there’s more, but we think that’s enough to suffice for turkeydom.
This Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck stinker doesn’t just make the list because it was so awful that it was yanked from theaters three weeks after release. It’s not just on here because it’s the only movie ever to win the Razzie gram slam: Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Couple. Nope, “Gigli” is mostly on here because it also contributed to the beginning of the end of Jen and Ben’s relationship. RIP Bennifer 1.0.
1. Britney Spears’s 2007 VMA “comeback”
Where were you when the bomb hit? The bomb that was Britney’s 2007 MTV Video Music Awards performance. It was supposed to be her finest hour, her big comeback. Instead, it was an absolute bust. Who could forget that dazed look in her eyes as she basically just stood there, unable to even lip-sync right while her backup dancers moved around her? But we’d say she made up for it since then, don’t cha think?
They definitely got it right in my opinion.
source: Top 15 Biggest Pop Culture Turkeys [Wonder Wall]
We all know that Jessica Simpson isn’t the smartest cookie the jar but she is making herself look even more stupid if it’s true that she doesn’t want a prenup when she gets married to Eric Johnson.
Jessica announced her engagement over the weekend and is apparently trying to get married by the end of the year so she can beat Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo down the aisle. But what she didn’t announce over the weekend is how she is going to get married without a prenup, despite being worth over $100 million.
Even though Nick took $10 million on her when they got divorced back in 2005 because there was no prenup she is willing to make the same mistake again. Oh and another thing – apparently Jessica bought her own $100,000 engagement ring herself because he couldn’t afford it. A source says…
“First, we find out that Jessica doesn’t want to have a prenup, and now we find out that she might have paid for her own ring. It just doesn’t feel right to me, we all want Jessica to be happy and finally find true love after all she has been through, but she doesn’t understand that in the long run if she pays for everything it will hurt her relationship with any man.”
And her father isn’t too happy…. “At the moment, Joe is sitting back and being a great father, supporting his daughter and his future son-in-law, however, you can bet after all the excitement has died down, Joe is going to do everything in his power to make sure Jessica doesn’t walk down the aisle until Eric signs away any right he might have to Jessica’s enormous fortune.”
Jessica Simpson needs her head checked, I get that she is madly in love or whatever but still when it comes to your money you don’t fuck around and she should know this by now.
source: Did Jessica Simpson Pay for Her Own $100,000 Ring? [Popeater]
Justin Bieber Has Gone Bad – City Rag
Joe Jonas Planning Holiday Proposal – Daily Fill
Rosie Jones Is The Old Spice Guy – IDLYITW
Rosie O’Donnell Faces New Breast Cancer Scare – Pop Eater
Tinsley Mortimer In A Bikini – The Superficial
Jennifer Aniston: Homewrecker? – Popbytes
OMG, She’s Wearing Spiked Panties: Lykke Li – OMG Blog
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Renew Their Vows – Wonderwall
Olivia Wilde Ate 33 Pancakes, Won Eating Contest – Celebrity Smack
Christian Bale Gets A Bit Too Honest With Esquire – ICYDK
It’s a Girl For Ne-Yo & Girlfriend – Why Fame
Our Favorite Rachel McAdams Film Moments – Betty Confidential
Dude Movies Or Undercover Chick Flicks – College Candy
San Francisco Wants To Ban Circumcision – Zelda Lily
Jessica Simpson Planning Holiday Wedding – Hollywood Life
Naked Celebrity Moms – Holly Baby
Lindsay Lohan Heading Home For The Holidays – Hollywire
Miranda Kerr Wants To Bronze Her Baby Bump – Celebrity Baby Scoop
Katy Perry Is Like A Cat – Holy Moly
Which Girl Is Kelly Clarkson? – Tabloid Prodigy
Daniel Radcliffe Describes Emma Watson Kiss – Amy Grindhouse
Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: Elle – F-Listed
Spencer Pratt Wants To Direct Porn – Anything Hollywood
Justin Bieber Won’t Date His Fans – Allie Is Wired
It was just last week that Jessica Simpson said how happy she was for Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo‘s engagement, now she has gone and got engaged herself.
Us Weekly first reported news of the engagement on Sunday with her rep confirming the news then her father, Joe Simpson, took to his Twitter page and wrote “So very happy for Jess and Eric. May they have a lifetime of joy and happiness.”
Jessica showed off her engagement ring while at some signing over the weekend, which you can see in the photos. Who is willing to bet this is all just a buck “fuck you” to Nick and Vanessa? Especially since Jessica has only been dating Eric since May this year.
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source: And Jessica Simpson is Engaged, Too, Now. Of Course. [The Superficial]
Jessica Simpson went on Ryan Seacrest‘s morning radio show on KIIS-FM earlier today and of course he asked how she was coping with the news that her Nick Lachey got engaged.
Nick got engaged to Vanessa Minnillo last week and then we all assumed that Jessica was going to fly off the handle and have a Newlyweds DVD marathon while eating herself. But this is not the case, she says…
“I am extremely, extremely happy for him. I couldn’t be more happy for Nick. I don’t know where all those rumors came from. My mom actually called me and told me that everybody was saying that I was ‘saddened.’ And I was just in complete shock. You know, our relationship was over a really long time ago, so it would be nice if everybody could move on with us and really just celebrate the love between him and Vanessa. I do, and I wish them nothing but the best.”
Who else thinks that while she was saying all this she was sticking more needles in a voodoo doll of both Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo?
source: Jessica Simpson ‘Couldn’t Be More Happy’ for Newly Engaged Nick Lachey [People]
Finger Lickin’ Good – City Rag
Lil Wayne Banned In Vegas? – Daily Fill
Vanessa Hudgens Will Make It All Better – The Superficial
Jessica Simpson’s New Man Is A Keeper – Pop Eater
Lindsay Lohan Satisfies Her Need For….Coffee? – Popbytes
Dave Niehaus Dead At 75 – Celebrity Smack
Kylie Minogue Paints The Stage Red – OMG Blog
Taylor Momsen Blames Her Parents – Wonderwall
There’s A Sex Toy Drive-Thru…Seriously – F-Listed
Emma Watson Goes Glam – Hollywood LifeA
Victoria Beckham Says Lady Gaga Is A Joke – Holy Moly
Is Kate Hudson Pregnant? – Holly Baby
Ashley Greene Leaves The Gym In Tight Pants – Drunken Stepfather
Avril Lavigne Ready To Release 4th Album – Hollywire
Reese Witherspoon & Tom Hardy Kiss! – Why Fame
20 Fun Facts About Rihanna – Betty Confidential
Man, They Look So Much Alike – IDLYITW
Antoine Dodson Teaches George Lopez New Words – Tabloid Prodigy
Christina Aguilera’s Hot Pink Arrival – ICYDK
Last Night Movie Trailer With Sam Worthington – Amy Grindhouse
15 Ways To Eat A Pumpkin – College Candy
Lingerie Secured By Magnets? – Zelda Lily
Bristol Palin Hooks Up With Mark Ballas? – Anything Hollywood
Halle Berry & Her Shopping Sweetie – Celebrity Baby Scoop
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Tried To Buy Fame – Allie Is Wired
After almost four years of dating, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are engaged, their reps confirm to UsMagazine.com.
“We’re excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together,” the couple said in a statement.
The couple began dating in 2006, not too long after Lachey’s very public divorce from his first wife, singer Jessica Simpson. The pair broke up briefly last year but reconciled soon after.
In an interview with Parade earlier this year, Minnillo talked about what it takes to have a strong relationship in Hollywood.
“You have to talk through everything. It’s all about communication. We talk daily about things that upset us. It’s about having a sounding board because if you hold in all your thoughts, dreams, anger and anxiety than you’re only hurting yourself.”
“You can’t go through your day and not talk to your partner. Ultimately, the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with is going to be your best friend, so why wouldn’t they know everything about your life?”
The ‘True Beauty’ host also shared her thoughts on doing a reality show with her beau. “I personally have no desire. Nick has done one before and he was very successful at it and whatever he chooses to do with his future I will support him 100%…. But I personally don’t want to do one.”
Celebrities With Candy – City Rag
I Guess This Bra Doesn’t Have Hydraulics – IDLYITW
Randy Travis & Wife Divorcing – Pop Eater
I Call It, ‘The Wookie Wallet‘ – The Superficial
Snooki Halloween Costume Guide – Daily Fill
Charlie Brown Raps! – OMG Blog
Find Out What Celine Dion Named Her Kids – Amy Grindhouse
Gayle King Turned Down DWTS Three Times – ICYDK
Portia De Rossi Lived Off Of 300 Calories A Day – Wonderwall
Jersey Shore’s Angelina Pivarnick Was Attacked – Anything Hollywood
F-Listed’s Scariest Movie Moments – F-Listed
Kim Kardashian & Miles Austin Reunited? – Why Fame
An Ode To Halloween – College Candy
Get Michelle Williams’ Look For Less – Betty Confidential
Jackson Rathbone Is Filming A Music Video – Hollywood Life
Ali Larter Dresses Up Her Baby Bump – Holly Baby
Cazwell & Amanda Lepore Get Into It – Popbytes
Fatties Are People & Viewers Don’t Like It – Zelda Lily
Jenna Jameson Does The Pumpkin Patch – Drunken Stepfather
Jennifer Garner Lifts Her Little Girl – Celebrity Baby Scoop
Kid Rock Lashes Out At Steven Tyler – Celebrity Smack
Justin Timberlake Gets Munned – Celeb News Wire
Patricia Arquette Proves Lunacy Might Be Genetic – Holy Moly
Teen Tried To Rob Store With Salad Dressing – Tabloid Prodigy
Jessica Simpson: ‘Nick Lachey Took All My Money’ – Allie Is Wired
Jessica Simpson‘s team seem to finally realize that a big reason her career took a dive is because her father, Joe Simpson, is a terrible manager so they have advised her to hand him his pink slip.
This comes just days after Joe is rumored to have pissed off military veterans, because he deemed them “too scruffy” to sing on stage with Jessica in a Christmas special she is doing.
A source says, “Jess is really talented, it’s clear that what’s holding her career back is her father, Joe is impossible to work with and makes terrible decisions that poor Jessica has to put up with. Now, both music and movie people are telling her she needs to let him go.”
The source also says that Jessica is said to find it hard to let Joe, who has told her to dump boyfriends in the past, go because he loves being her manager, I say she stupid to keep him on.
source: Time for Jessica Simpson to Let Papa Joe Go? [Pop Eater]
A singing ensemble of U.S. combat veterans, the 4T Troops, were allegedly barred by Joe Simpson from performing on TV alongside Jessica Simpson, 30, with a source claiming to Page Six that her team felt their camouflage attire wouldn’t look good on camera next to the decked-out beauty.
Simpson, in New York City with her boyfriend Eric Johnson, was taping a PBS holiday special on Thursday (a broadcast on which she’ll sing tunes from her upcoming album) when the alleged snub occurred.
“Jessica’s dad, Joe Simpson, effectively kicked them off the show because he didn’t like what they were wearing,” says the insider. “They were in camo pants and blazers, the same outfits they wore to sing for Gen. David Petraeus on the USS Intrepid. They were told they couldn’t perform unless they were wearing tuxedos.”
But there are two sides to every skirmish: Jessica Simpson’s spokesperson said the singer is innocent, and would never diss any members of the military.
“The song was cut due to time. Jessica wasn’t even aware. She is wholeheartedly devoted to the troops — she just returned from the Persian Gulf where she performed for, and met with, service men and women stationed at several different locations. Last night, she received a Silver Star Award for her work with AFCEF (Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund).”
“The military was the source of inspiration for her entire Christmas album, so much so that she recorded a duet for the album with a USS Harry Truman sailor.”
Still, backstage witnesses insist that feelings were hurt over what happened. A spokeswoman for the 4T Troops singers — who reportedly “waited six hours until midnight only to be told their number with Jessica had been cut” — said, “Joe [Simpson] should be ashamed of himself.”
One of the singers, former Sgt. Daniel Jens (deployed in Iraq in 2007), said, “I am so disappointed and angry, I threw up when I got back to my room.”
Meanwhile, Simpson does indeed appear to be oblivious to the backstage drama in this happy pic she posted to Twitter followers with the caption: “Eric and I late night after PBS Christmas special…”