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KIRSTEN CHEATING SCANDAL: BEGS ROB TO FORGIVE HER
Ah Kristen, you’ve been a naughty, naughty girl!
Kristen Stewart has confessed to a fling with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders – who is married, with two kids.
Nice one, Kristen. Classy.
But it gets worse. Rupert Sanders is married to actress Liberty Ross, who plays Snow White’s mother in the film. She looks a lot like Kirsten, just … older.
Nice one, Rupert. Classy.
“Kristen is absolutely devastated,” a source told People. “It was a mistake and a complete lapse in judgment. She wasn’t having an affair with Rupert. It was just a fleeting moment that shouldn’t have happened. She never meant to hurt anyone. She’s a good person who just made a bad choice.”
To see what Rupert looks like, click here. To see what Rupert’s wife had to say about it on Twitter, click here. Liberty has since deleted her Twitter account, but not before posting this Instagram picture:
Nice one, Liberty. Classy. (I mean it this time.)
It appears Kristen’s hand was forced by US Weekly magazine getting a juicy exclusive on the scandal – with pictures of the illicit pair kissing in Los Angeles. A paparazzi photographer saw them making out in Kirsten’s car in an empty parking lot. How delightfully teenaged of them. Well, I suppose Kirsten is still almost a teenager at 22. But Rupert is 41 and should know better. But they never do.
Having Kirsten’s anonymous “source” – ie Kristen or her assistant – leak a few sympathetic quotes to People magazine is Hollywood’s standard way of softening public perception towards sticky situations.
But in this case it wasn’t enough. So Kirsten issued another apology overnight: “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”
Lainey Gossip reckons the self-flagellation is to appease the movie studio releasing the next Twilight movie: “The studio has a movie to sell. And they sell that movie to the fans. And the fans, they wanted blood. For Rob. Justice for Rob! If this had happened 4 months after the release of Twilight 5 and not 4 months before, does she put out this public apology?”
Rupert also issued a public apology: “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Sanders said in a statement to People magazine. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart.
“I am praying that we can get through this together.”
I’m tipping at least one Aussie weekly magazine will have a “Kirsten breaks Rob’s heart” or “Kirsten and Rob: It’s over” coverline on Monday. Heck, I reckon at least three mags will clutch onto the story like a life buoy in the storm that is the decline of print media.
I’d love to know how much the Aussie rights to the pics went for. I’m betting on at least $40,o00. If it had been a Woman’s Day/New Idea type story it would have gone much higher.
PS Ewwww, I’ve just noticed a side item on the US cover – Katy Perry hooks up with John Mayer. Seriously? Katy, run away!
MORE JACKSON MADNESS
Katherine Jackson has lost custody of her grandchildren after jetting off to a health spa and forgetting to tell the kids she was going.
Katherine told ABC News, “I am devastated that while I’ve been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I’m coming home,” she says.
A judge awarded temporary custody of Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10, to Tito Jackson’s 32-year-old son, TJ.
As for why Katherine didn’t take the kids’ desperate calls while she was at the health spa, she explained: “I just gave up my phone and I didn’t want to have any phone calls while I was here.”
Well, of course, perfectly understandable … I must try that with the Sprogs sometime …
In other crazy Jackson news, the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate have released a statement confirming that Janet Jackson and Paris Jackson fought over the teenager’s mobile phone yesterday, with Janet trying to wrestle it from her niece.
The statement reads: “Yesterday afternoon certain Jackson family members ambushed Katherine Jackson’s home after their vehicle tore through security gates on the tails of the SUV containing Michael Jackson’s children. After exiting their vehicles, Jackson family members ran up to Michael’s children as they yelled and began to aggressively grab at the cell phones in their hands. Out of concern for the wellbeing of Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson, the children were forced to temporarily leave their home and taken to a safe location. An altercation ensued shortly thereafter and law enforcement arrived at the scene. Following the incident, it was learned that one of the family members who was part of the ambush admitted that a plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren. Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson have not heard from their grandmother since she left their home nine days ago to attend a series of her sons’ concerts on their Unity Tour. She never made the shows. Despite efforts to interview Katherine Jackson at her current location in Arizona yesterday, Los Angeles County Sheriffs confirmed that they were denied access to Mrs. Jackson by security for one of her children.”
To see surveillance footage of Janet’s fight with Paris, click here.
SPY KIDS CHILD STAR GETS SEXY
Oh my giddy aunt! The little girl from Spy Kids, Alexa Vega, has grown up into a sex siren. She’s turned 23, is starring in the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’ss 2010 movie Machete, called Machete Kills, and has tweeted a picture of herself in character, wearing a metallic bra.
Sofia Vergara also stars in the movie as a leather-clad Mexican madam. Also appearing in the flick are Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir and Danny Trejo as the title character. Even Charlie Sheen pops up as the President of the United States.
I’d be more dazzled by such a starry cast if I wasn’t still picking myself up off the floor over Alexa’s transformation and the fact she chose to share it with the world on Twitter.
Me thinks someone has a bit of an I’m-not-a-kid-anymore chip on their shoulder.
DEMI’S NEW ZEALAND HOTTIE!
Life & Style magazine has revealed that Demi Moore, 49, has a new toy boy: New Zealand-born actor Martin Henderson, who is 12 years her junior.
Martin is best remembered in Oz for his role on Home & Away, playing Geoff Thomas. Ok, ok, and in some movies with Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts. Most recently he appeared in the axed TV series Off The Map, from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy.
Life & Style has exclusive photos of the couple on holidays in Conneticut. The pair had lunch at a local deli, went grocery shopping together, then drove back to the house where they were staying.
“They were very comfortable with each other,” noted a fellow diner to Life & Style.
Adds Life & Style: “Three days earlier, they’d enjoyed a lobster dinner at a friend’s house, followed by a two-hour hike at Steep Rock Preserve the next morning. Later that night, Demi and Martin, 37, joined pals for a casual outdoor barbecue. “They just kept chatting and laughing,” reports a guest.”
Click here to see the pics.
“WACKOS THAT ARE LOYAL”
completely slightly of touch with reality TV. Fortunately my HouseGoesHollywood followers are not. They sent me a link today to something called Big Ang. It’s quite the eye-opener.
The show is a spin-off from something scary called Mob Wives. Big Ang owns a bar called the Drunken Monkey in Staten Island, New York. The patrons do seem to resemble drunken monkeys.
I’m not sure if the “Big” nickname is because of Ang’s super-sized lips, boobs or personality. Maybe all three.
And her co-stars/friends are quite something too, she describes them as “wackos that are loyal”. Yep.
Be dazzled by the specialness that is Big Ang by clicking on this link …