Reports have surfaced that Vanity Fair is investigating whether Gwyneth Paltrow had an affair with Elle Macpherson’s husband. In happier news, my favourite Hollywood couple, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd, have tied the knot. And Beyonce’s daughter plays a mean game of peek-a-boo.
Did Gwyneth have an affair?
The New York Post‘s Page Six has reported that the reason Gwyneth Paltrow is so freaked out about a feature being written about her is that the writer is investigating whether she had an affair with Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer.
Jeff is the owner of Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel and Elle Macpherson’s new husband.
“Vanity Fair is asking if Gwyneth had an affair with Jeff back in 2008 when he reopened the Fontainebleau,” an insider told Page Six. “He flew her in for the party, and she stayed at his house.”
Gwyneth’s rep told Us Weekly that Page Six’s report is “ridiculous.” The spokesperson added, “She has been friends for him for a long time. Chris [Martin] is friends with him as well. He flew down a dozen friends. There was no romantic relationship.”
Kristen & Dax’s secret wedding
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard tied the knot in a secret and spontaneous wedding in Los Angeles on Thursday!
The longtime couple said “I do” in a ceremony at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office, Us Weekly confirms. The Veronica Mars actress and the Parenthood star arrived at the office to get a marriage license, but took an employee up on his offer to marry them in the nearby courtroom.
The pair got engaged in 2009 giving Kristen what she called a “real cool piece of jewelry.” But they always planned on a low-key ceremony.
“We will not have a wedding, we will just quietly get married,” Dax said at the time.
They also selflessly agreed to wait until same-sex marriage bans were overturned in the US. “I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends,” the actress said in August 2012. “It’s just kind of rude to invite everyone to a party for a rite not everyone can hold.”
She told People magazine: “I don’t fault anyone who wants a big day – especially girls. [But] we get more than enough attention in our everyday lives. I also wear more than enough party dresses.”
Kristen acknowledged their union on Twitter, writing: “Wife coffee tastes way better than regular coffee in the morning :)”
The couple welcomed daughter Lincoln in March.
Kelly got her licence too!
Kelly Clarkson and fiance Brandon Blackstock appeared in person in Tennessee to obtain a marriage licence on Tuesday, October 15.
Since a marriage license is good for 30 days from the date of issue, it suggests the wedding could happen any day now.
The couple have been engaged since December 2012 and originally planned on having a huge ceremony at the end of this month but changed their minds.
“I’m so over it,” Kelly said. “It’s so overwhelming. We’re just doing a lot. Touring, and the wedding, and the Christmas album…so I’m over the wedding part.”
On August 22 she tweeted: “We are eloping for one reason only. We both want an intimate ceremony.”
Rihanna goes on safari
Only Rihanna would go on safari in stiletto camoflage boots. The singer has taken time out from her Diamonds World Tour to meet the local wildlife in South Africa.
She posed with a baby giraffe while visiting an animal sanctuary in Johannesburg and embraced an enormous elephant, captioning the shot ‘Mama Africa #safari’.
Mr Too Big?
Sex and The City heartbreaker Chris Noth has revealed that when the popular TV series made the leap from the small to big screen the director told him he was taking his character’s nickname of Mr Big a little too seriously.
During an interview with HuffPost Live to discuss his work for World Food Day, he revealed the moment the film’s writer-director, Michael Patrick King, told him to slim down.
“When we were doing the movie of ‘Sex and the City,’ Michael Patrick King came up to me and said, ‘Listen, dude, we’re not calling you Mr. Big because of the size of your stomach, so go lose that before we start shooting,'” Chris said.
Beer o’clock for the Sirs
Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are continuing their love affair with New York and each other on Instagram.
Patrick shared a pic of the pair having a few pints at McSorley’s Old Ale House in the East Village.
The British actors are set to star on Broadway together from November 24, in both “No Man’s Land” and Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.”
Last month, Ian officiated Patrick’s wedding to Sunny Ozell.
“We are the same actor, really. We’ve had the same career, really,” Ian recently told CBS News. “So we’re peers. We’re equals. We’re not rivals.”
Doing the Dolly rap
Now here’s something you don’t see every day … Dolly Parton rapping on The Queen Latifah Show. What more can I say?
Watch it here:
Beyonce shares new cute pic
Beyonce Knowles has posted an adorable pic of herself and 21-month-old daughter Blue playing peekaboo in a hammock on her official Tumblr.
Meanwhile, over on Instagram, the singer has also posted photos of herself freefalling from Auckland’s Sky Tower during her world tour. Eeeek!
Jim: My boring love
The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons opened up about his love for boyfriend of 10 years, Todd Spiewak while being honored at the GLESN Respect Awards on Friday.
“It was surprising to hear that we were getting an inspiration award. We feel very average, we feel very normal,” he told Us Weekly at the event. “We really do. The strange stuff is the Hollywood stuff we have to walk through, not the gay stuff we have to walk through.”
In his speech to accept the award he said: “I’ve never considered myself an activist. I’ve never considered my relationship with Todd to be an act of activism,” he said of his relationship. “Rather simply, it’s an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs [out]—a regular life, boring love.”
Jim only came out publicly in 2012, when he was profiled in The New York Times. His sexuality was mentioned by way of explaining his motivation to tackle a role in the recent Broadway revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, about gay New Yorkers grappling with AIDS in the 1980s.
“The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels,” Patrick Healy wrote in the profile. “Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said.”