Donald Faison from "Scrubs" married Jessica Simpson’s best friend Cacee Cobb over the weekend…and Jessica was a Bridesmaid. She walked the aisle with "Scrubs" star Zach Braff. The wedding actually took place outside Zach's Los Angeles home on Saturday. And of course, all the attention in the media is on Jessica's form-fitting bridesmaid's dress, and whether or not she looked pregnant in it. Other celebrities in attendance included Jessica's sister Ashlee, their parents Joe and Tina Simpson and actor Breckin Meyer.
Photo courtesy of Pop Sugar
Jessica might go from bridesmaid directly to bride. RadarOnline.com claims she and fiancé Eric Johnson are heading to Hawaii on Friday, and they've invited, quote, "a lot of their close friends and family" to join them. So family members are speculating that they could be planning a surprise wedding.
Kelly Clarkson didn't beat around the bush on Saturday when she Tweeted, quote, "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever." That man is Brandon Blackstock…the son of Kelly's manager Narvel Blackstock. Narvel is married to Reba McEntire.
photo courtesy of Kelly Clarkson
As you probably know, in England, you can legally bet on anything, including the weekly results on all the singing shows. Some of these betting houses also accept wagers on engaged celebrities and the odds of them actually getting married (within 12 months of placing the bet) Right now, Brad and Angelina have moved from a longshot pick to the favorite with odds of only 15-1 against it happening. You can also wager on whether or not Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux will tie the knot before December 17th next year. At the moment it’s 20-1. Meanwhile, there are odds against Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson 100-1 and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 200-1. By the way, bookies have no faith whatsoever in Britney Spears and Jason Trawick. The odds are so long, they’ve taken it off the board.
Amanda Bynes was facing TWO charges of hit-and-run, for separate incidents occurring in April and August of this year. But she's in the clear now, after reaching financial settlements with both victims. There's no word how much she paid them. Because of those deals, the charges were formally dropped. Los Angeles prosecutors are NOT happy about that. But Amanda still faces charges of driving without a license and DUI.
Last week, Charlie Sheen mentioned that Lindsay Lohan hadn't thanked him for the $100,000 he loaned her to help with her back taxes. Well, sources say that after Lindsay heard that, she sent Charlie a thank you card and a bouquet of flowers. And she's telling friends she didn't mean to snub Charlie…it's just that her phone broke and she lost all her contacts.
The winner of "Survivor: Philippines" was sex therapist Denise Stapley. Lisa Whelchel, who of course played Blair on “Facts of Life,” made the Top Three, and also won $100,000 as the fan-voted "Sprint Player of the Season".
As expected, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", crushed the competition at the box office this weekend…and set a new December record. The movie made $84.8 million in its first three days of release, beating the $77.2 million "I Am Legend" made in 2007. For comparison, the first "Lord of the Rings" movie made $47.2 million during its opening weekend in December of 2001.
1.) (NEW) "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", $84.8 million.
2.) "Rise of the Guardians", $7.4 million. Up to $71.4 million in its 4th week.
3.) "Lincoln", $7.2 million. Up to $108 million in its 6th week.
4.) "Skyfall", $7 million. Up to $272 million in its 6th week.
5.) "Life of Pi", $5.4 million. Up to $69.6 million in its 4th week.
6.) "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2", $5.2 million. Up to $277 million in its 5th week.
7.) "Wreck-It Ralph", $3.3 million. Up to $169 million in its 7th week.
8.) "Playing for Keeps", $3.2 million. Up to $10.8 million in its 2nd week.
9.) "Red Dawn", $2.4 million. Up to $40.9 million in its 4th week.
10.) "Silver Linings Playbook", $2.1 million. Up to $17 million in its 5th week of limited release.
E! Online has chosen the 10 Worst Christmas Movies. Here's the list .
#1.) "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", 1964
#2.) "Black Christmas", 2006 (--This is a remake of a 1974 flick, but that one was actually GOOD.)
#3.) "Surviving Christmas", 2004
#4.) "The Nutcracker in 3D", 2009
#5.) "Deck the Halls", 2006
#6.) "Santa With Muscles", 1996
#7.) "Christmas With the Kranks", 2004
#8.) "Fred Claus", 2007
#9.) "Jingle All the Way", 1996
#10.) "Four Christmases", 2008
(--Worth noting: VINCE VAUGHN made the list TWICE . . . with "Four Christmases" and "Fred Claus". Check out the list here.)
ABC is developing a sitcom based on Justin Bieber’s early life. It's a "family-centric comedy that revolves around a future pop star's unconventional upbringing and his awkward teenage years." If it comes together, it could be in the running to make ABC's schedule next fall.
Last week, Jon Stewart said Hugh Grant was the WORST GUEST he's ever had on "The Daily Show". (Hugh was a guest in 2009.)
Now, Hugh is commenting on this…and he ADMITS he was a handful. He Tweeted, quote, "Turns out my inner crab got the better of me with [a] TV producer in 2009. Unforgivable. Jon Stewart [was] correct to give me kicking."
Billboard.com has published its comprehensive Best of 2012 rundown. It's more objective than some of the other "End of the Year" lists because it's based on hard numbers, like album, song and ticket sales, chart performance, et cetera.
For the second year in a row, ADELE topped that list. Here are the Top 20:
3.) Taylor Swift
5.) Justin Bieber
6.) Nicki Minaj
7.) Katy Perry
8.) Maroon 5
10.) One Direction
11.) Flo Rida
13.) Jason Aldean
15.) Carly Rae Jepsen
16.) Kelly Clarkson
17.) Lady Gaga
18.) Luke Bryan
19.) Bruno Mars
20.) David Guetta
(--You can find the complete list at Billboard.com.)
In addition to Billboard.com naming ADELE their Artist of the Year . . . they also released 107 other lists. Including: The Top New Artist is One Direction, the Top Billboard 200 album was Adele's "21", and the #1 Hot 100 song of the year was Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know".
Top Ringtone: "Sexy and I Know It", LMFAO
(You can browse all 108 charts...yes, 108 CHARTS...at Billboard.com. Each genre has multiple lists.)
If we take Barbara Walters literally, the interview she just did with President Barack Obama is her last with the Prez, because she'll be retiring soon.TMZ broke the story in December, 2011…Barbara was interviewing Obama at the White House, and during a break, right smack into an open mic, Barbara leaned over to him and said, "I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."
Barbara snagged an exclusive interview with Obama and Michelle, which airs tonight. By our count, this is the "one more interview" to which she referred when she spoke into the open mic.
An ABC news insider however, dismisses the whole retirement thing, noting Barbara has done 3 live shows on GMA this week, 5 shows on "The View" and interviewed the Prez, adding, "There have been reports for the last 5 years about Barbara retiring. Believe it when you hear it directly from her."
In February, AMC is re-airing all 18 episodes of "The Walking Dead" in black-and-white.
The tabloids are loaded with stories about Taylor Swift and Harry Styles celebrating her 23rd birthday together in London. Harry has told Taylor this is a big deal for him and he’s never felt this way about a girl before. He’s had lots of flings, but nobody’s gotten to him like Taylor. He’s told her she’s “the one” Us Weekly says “for now, she’s totally caught up in love. It’s how she is. She does not go at a normal pace in these relationships, it’s Zero to 60 in seconds. It’s also being reported that she’s looking for a house in London. One source said “That’s obvious. She was with Conor Kennedy for 2 seconds and she bought a home next to his. So why not “real estate stalk her new boyfriend too”