Actress Whoopi Goldberg knew her 1980s marriage to cinematographer David Claessen was doomed after he refused to help her clean up after their wedding. The Ghost star reveals she had already started having doubts about the relationship before she exchanged vows in 1986, but she refused to let all her friends and family down by leaving her then-fiance standing at the altar.
She recalls, "My mother once said to me, because she could see it on my face, that it (the wedding) was wrong and we all knew it was wrong. It was like I'd done this big, crazy thing. My mother said, 'Look, there's a car out the back, just get in the car 'cause you don't want to do this, I can see it on your face.' I said, 'Ma, we have spent all this money.' I couldn't do it to the guests."
But when her new husband turned his back on the mess in their home following their reception that she knew the union wouldn't last.
Goldberg explains, "I wanted to take care of my house because the house had been so trashed. I wanted to clean up (on my wedding night)...
"This is how I knew it wasn't gonna work. I said, 'Listen, do you see how much trash is here? We've gotta get at least some of this out and done so we can sleep in tomorrow...' He didn't want to do it... I would have (had sex) with him in the morning, all day (if he had cleaned up)...! Two year's later (we divorced)..."
Claessen was Goldberg's second husband. She was also married to Alvin Martin from 1973 until 1979, and later to actor Lyle Trachtenberg, who she divorced in 1995 after just one year as husband and wife.
She has since sworn off marriage, insisting, "Some people are not meant to be married and I am not meant to. I'm sure it is wonderful for lots of people."
Turns out the recent reports about Demi Moore dating skincare mogul, Scott-Vincent Borba, are completely untrue (shocking). Radar Online originally reported the duo "started dating last week," but sources informed US Weekly the story is absolutely false, and that Borba is just another one of Moore's platonic friends. So now that's finally settled, can we give the poor woman time to grieve over her failed marriage to Ashton Kutcher before we start trying to set her up with some new guy? - Radar, US
Brad Pitt showed the world once again what a stand up guy he is when he consoled a suicidal actor at a recent Moneyball event. While attending a Q&A session on Sunday, the actor encountered a distraught, struggling actor who admitted to Pitt that he was battling suicidal thoughts before the night's event -- but the film gave him "a renewed sense of hope." And being the great guy that he is, Pitt offered the guy some words of advice, saying, "Look, man, life is up and down, it's a vicious cycle, but you have to go through it and deal with that." He also added, "You can be down, but then you come back up again, and every failure can lead to success." Do you think that's what he said to Jennifer Aniston when he left her for Angelina Jolie? - US
Attention all Twi-hards -- according to the LA Times (via US Weekly), Michelle Trachtenberg was originally going to play Bella Swan in the Twilight series instead of Kristen Stewart, but she turned the offer down due to scheduling conflicts. Don't worry though, the actress is totally fine about missing out on the billion-dollar franchise, saying, "I already have Buffy. I've already done the vampire thing." So yeah...she's not bitter. - LA Times, US
Halloween has passed, but Gossip Girl has yet to experience its most horrifying moment this season: the return of Georgina Sparks, played to wicked perfection by Michelle Trachtenberg. The most recent Sparks developments saw her skipping town after leaving Dan (Penn Badgley) with the son that, at the time, he believed was his. The diabolical manipulator of the Upper East Side will return once more on the series' 100th episode, to air sometime in early 2012. Sparks' return to Gossip Girl will mark an expectedly heavy sum of trouble for all in her path. Gossip Girl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CW. -TVLine
Back when Kathy Lee Gifford left Regis Philbin as the lone Live! host, a series of guest hosts were invited onto the show until the producers chose a permanent replacement. Now that Philbin is leaving his seat, producers are bringing back that practice. The first guest host to sit beside Kelly Ripa on Live! will be Jerry Seinfeld. Over the past twelve years, Seinfeld has only been marginally busy: starring in the animated Bee Movie, co-creating and co-hosting the short-lived The Marriage Ref, and making guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, among a couple of other projects. Although Seinfeld is only slated for a guest hosting gig, he's certainly got the star power and the affability to take on a daytime talk show. Philbin's last episode will be Nov. 18. Seinfeld will guest host from Monday, Nov. 21 to Wednesday, Nov. 23. -AOLtv
Person of Interest has been flourishing in terms of guest casting. First, we got Linda Cardellini. Then, Breaking Bad's David Costabile. And last week, character acting legend Dan Hedaya. The newest entree to this amazing lineup is Bridget Regan, star of Legend of the Seeker. Regan will play a Brooklynite hairdresser who finds her way into the lives of John Reese (Jim Caviezel), Mr. Finch (Michael Emerson), and their omnipotent machine. Person of Interest airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. -TVLine
How would you like to spend a night shopping with the stars? It's all possible thanks to the ever-intimidating Anna Wintour! The Vogue editor-in-chief came up with an idea in 2009 where retailers in NYC would stay open past their normal hours and offer in-store events to promote shopping and help stimulate the struggling economy. She called the night Fashion's Night Out, and it always takes place the Thursday before New York's fashion week begins.
FNO has become such a phenomenon that celebrities even take part in the festivities. From performances to guest appearances, A-listers are stepping out to support this stylish shopping extravaganza. And so in case you plan to participate, here is a list of where you can go tonight (in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago) to rub elbows with some of your favorite Hollywood stars.
NEW YORK CITY
Bloomingdales (1000 Third Avenue New York NY 10022): Actor Eddie Cibrian (6-8 p.m.), star stylist Rachel Zoe (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Bottega Veneta (699 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): Actress Rose Byrne (6-11 p.m.)
Coach (595 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022): Saturday Night Live's Seth Myers (7-9 p.m.)
Completely Bare (25 Bond Street NYC NY 10012): RHONY's Cindy Barshop (6:30-10:30 p.m.)
DASH (119 Spring Street New York NY 10012): Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D (6-8 p.m.)
David Yurman (712 Madison Avenue New York NY 10065): Camilla Belle (6-11 p.m.)
Dolce & Gabbana (825 Madison Avenue New York NY 10065): Justin Bieber (6-11 p.m.)
Giorgio Armani (760 Madison Avenue New York NY 10065): Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett (8-10 p.m.)
Jeffrey New York (449 West 14th Street New York NY 10014): Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe (6-11 p.m.)
Kiehl's (109 Third Avenue New York NY 10003): AJ Maclean of the Backstreet Boys (6-11 p.m.)
Lord & Taylor (424 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10018): Solange Knowles (6-9 p.m.) and Ivanka Trump (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Lucky Brand (535 Broadway New York NY 10012): Project Runway star Tim Gunn (6-11 p.m.)
Macy's Herald Square (151 West 34th Street New York NY 10001): Tommy Hilfiger (5:30 p.m.), celeb DJ Samantha Ronson (6-7 p.m.), Kelly Rowland (7-8 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell (8-9 p.m.)
MAC Cosmetics (109 Spring Street New York NY 10012): Beth Ditto (8-9 p.m.)
Manolo Blahnik (31 West 54th Street New York NY 10019): Sarah Jessica Parker (6-11 p.m.)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Men's (382 Bleecker Street New York NY 10014): Bar Refaeli (6-10 p.m.)
Marc Jacobs (163 Mercer Street New York NY 10012): Dakota Fanning (6-10 p.m.)
Michael Kors (610 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10020): Michael Kors (6-11 p.m.)
New York & Company (715 Lexington Avenue New York NY 10022): Real Housewives of NY cast mates Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Ramona Singer (6-10 p.m.)
Payless Shoe Source (716 Lexington Avenue at 58th Street New York NY 10022): Designer Christian Siriano (7:30-9 p.m.)
QVC (428 Broadway at Howard Street New York NY 10013): Kris Jenner, Heidi Klum, Donald Trump (6-11 p.m.)
Rag & Bone (119 Mercer Street New York NY 10012): Stars of Lala's Full Court Life Carmelo Anthony and La La Vazquez (6-11 p.m.)
Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): Kris Humphries (6:30-10 p.m.), Ne-Yo (8-9 p.m.)
Sephora Times Square (200 West 42nd Street New York NY 10036): True Blood's Kristin Bauer, Kat Von D, Kate Walsh (6-11 p.m.)
Stuart Weitzman (625 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022): Michelle Trachtenberg and Hayden Panettiere (6:30-10 p.m.)
Ted Gibson Salon (184 5th Avenue 2nd Floor New York NY 10010): Twilight star Ashley Greene (8-10 p.m.)
Tiffany & Co (727 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): Leighton Meester (8 p.m.)
Versace (647 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): DRAKE (7-10 p.m.)
Victoria's Secrets (591-593 Broadway New York NY 10012): Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge (7-10 p.m.)
The Beverly Center (Beverly Blvd lvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048): Nicole Richie (5-11 p.m.)
The Grove (189 The Grove Dr Los Angeles, CA 90036): Lauren Conrad (7-8 p.m.)
Westfield Topandga Canyon (6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303, USA): Tori Spelling (6:30 p.m.)
900 Shops (900 North Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60611): Bravo fashion guru Brad Goreski (6-9 p.m.)
Macy's State Street (111 North State Street Chicago IL 60602): Kelly Osbourne (6-8:30 p.m.)
Macy's Aventura (19535 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura Miami FL 33180): Real Housewives of Miami's Alexia Echevarria (6-7 p.m.), Real Housewives of NY's Jill Zarin (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
The Ghost star split from first husband Alvin Martin in 1979 after six years of marriage and went on to wed David Claessen in 1986.
That union lasted two years and she later exchanged vows with Lyle Trachtenberg in 1994, before the pair divorced just a year later.
Goldberg opened up about her romance issues on talk show Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday night (13Apr11) and revealed to the British host that she has only ever loved one man in her life - and she never married him.
She says, "I suppose you have to actually be in love with the person you marry. You have to be committed to them. I don't have that commitment. I'm committed to my family. No (I wasn't in love with my husbands). It's the truth. I wanted to feel normal and it seemed to me if I was married I'd have a much more normal life.
"That's not a good reason to get married. You have to actually want a life with someone through ups and downs and I discovered that wasn't for me."
Goldberg refuses to reveal the identity of her mystery man, but insists it wasn't actor Ted Danson, who she briefly dated.
She adds, "(I was in love) once. A man. You're asking me if I was in love with Ted? Is that the man I'm talking about? No. No (you don't know him) and that's the beauty. I snuck a couple in on y'all! It was a long time ago. We talk all the time - he's got two great kids and a great wife."
And Goldberg insists she's not currently looking for love: "I never was much of a dater. I'm not a real go-out kind of person. I'm a singular person."
It was reported that Lindsay Lohan had been booked to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman to read the what would have been tonight's top ten list. After she realized doing so would require her to do all the things she does not do, she tweeted that she didn't sign up for the appearance and that there must have been a mix-up. The Late Show issued a statement that said they were in the wrong because they made the deal with someone who presented themselves as a person on Lindsay's team who could book her appearances, but who really didn't have the authority to do so. TMZ found out that it was her dad, Michael, who contacted the show and falsely told them that Lindsay wanted to come on and read the list and last night, David Letterman issued an apology for the whole thing that ended with, "I hope I didn't embarrass you, Lindsay, or your family." Nice penalty kick, Lettie. - TMZ
Even though Michelle Trachtenberg plays a pothead in Topher Grace's Take Me Home Tonight and her friends are "a bunch of fucking stoners," she doesn't know anything about weed. So stop asking, I guess? - US
Melissa Rycroft, the former Bachelor contestant who Jason Mesnick dumped, has had a baby girl. - People
SOMEONE GET JUSTIN BIEBER A BETTER FUCKING DENTIST. - Wonderwall
Remember the little girl from Harriet the Spy who started showing up on Buffy The Vampire Slayer as Buffy’s annoying little sister and ruining the whole show? Then, a few years later pulled a similar stunt as the incredibly grating sometimes-villain Georgina Sparks on Gossip Girl? Well guess what? That girl’s about to get her own show.
Why the CW would give Michelle Trachtenberg – a.k.a. one of the most annoying television actresses out there - her own show is beyond me, but the damage is done. The wheels are up, and the CW just ordered a script for a drama that will star Trachtenberg.
Trachtenberg’s idea for her soon-to-be small screen leading lady is a young criminology student who’s got a knack for profiling. Oh, and guess what? She’s got a dark past. No, really? So basically, it’s Veronica Mars minus the snark, wit, and charm of the always adorable (and girl-crush worthy) Kristen Bell with whiny brooding added in? Thanks, but I’ll pass.
But there’s one factor that may do me in. Of course the show will be the spawn of Gossip Girl and The O.C. masterminds Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, which probably means it will be like crack for fans of teen drama despite the fact that the main character is abhorrent. (Think about it. Did anyone actually like Marissa Cooper from The O.C.? Nope, I didn’t think so.) As much as I hate to admit this publicly, The O.C. and Gossip Girl hooked me hard core. We’re talking rehab-level, watch an entire season in a single day addiction here, folks. I'm a little worried that I've got another addiction coming on, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if the Schwartz-Savage magic touch can overcome its repellent star.
Bullock walked out on James in early March (10) after the TV mechanic was reported to have had an 11-month affair with tattoo model Michelle McGee last year (09).
Two other women have since come forward with similar claims, while a fourth mistress is also alleged to have been involved with James while he was married to the actress.
But Goldberg has called on critics to stop judging James until they've heard the full story from the man himself - because tabloid claims are not always so straight-forward.
And the Ghost star admits she could see why a spouse would cheat - just like she did when she was a married woman.
She confesses, "I did it (cheated) five or six times... Yes, I screwed around while I was married, yeah. I made mistakes too. It happens sometimes.
"Maybe he was trying to find something different too. I'm not excusing what I'm doing as, 'Hey, maybe there's something else to look at here' as opposed to just saying, 'Hey, he's a bonehead.' Maybe he just wanted something wonderful in his life (married a star) and couldn't deal with it. It's just a possibility, I know it's crazy."
Goldberg split from first husband Alvin Martin in 1979 after five years of marriage and went on to marry David Claessen in 1986. That relationship lasted two years and she later wed Lyle Trachtenberg in 1994, before the pair divorced just a year later.
The comedienne has been married three times - her first marriage to drug counsellor Alvin Martin ended in 1979; she divorced cinematographer David Claessen in 1988, and she was married to actor Lyle Trachtenberg for one year before they split in 1995.
The failed unions have prompted the Ghost actress to swear off marriage for good, and she's asked her friends to stop her if she ever announces plans to wed for a fourth time - because she's convinced it will be doomed.
She says, "If you ever hear of me walking down anybody's aisle again, I want you to stick your leg out and trip me. Some people are not meant to be married and I am not meant to. I'm sure it is wonderful for lots of people."
It's graduation day for Scotty (Scott Mechlowicz) but the celebration comes to an abrupt end when his girlfriend Fiona (Kristin Kreuk) dumps him by blatantly announcing she has been unfaithful to him--over and over again. At a graduation party that night Fiona makes her point by jumping on stage during rockers Lustra's performance of "Scotty Doesn't Know " which goes something like this: "Scotty doesn't know that Fiona and me do it in my van every Sunday..." Dumbfounded Scotty gets drunk and goes home to confide in his Berlin-based computer pen pal Mieke (Jessica Boerhs) who suggests coming to America for a "rendezvous." Scott rudely rebuffs him (and that's putting it mildly) not aware that Mieke is not a guy but actually a really hot high school girl. He tries to make amends but Mieke won't read his e-mails so his pal Cooper (Jacob Pitts) convinces him to go to Berlin and meet her face-to-face. Short on cash they take a cheap courier flight to London where they meet up with twin pals Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg) and Jamie (Travis Wester) before hopscotching to Amsterdam Bratislava Rome Vatican City and finally Berlin. Of course the chase is always better than the kill and Eurotrip is no different: Whether Scotty gets Mieke is beside the point; the amusement is all in the journey there. Who knew for example that you could spend the night in a five star hotel and partake in a night of clubbing in Eastern Europe on $1.87 U.S.-and still have 27 cents left over when it's all over?
Newcomer Mechlowicz is perfectly cast as the lead here playing a character that is simple-minded daring sympathetic and charming. But it's Mechlowicz's personal spin--his bewildered expressions--that really nails the role for him whether he is witnessing the twins accidentally making out on the dance floor in a drunken stupor or waking up to find a strange passenger cozying up to him on a train. As his buddy Cooper Pitts (K-19: The Widowmaker) plays the wisecracker of the bunch and although he doesn't go over the top with the crassness there is a little too much David Spade influence in his delivery (and the similar haircuts don't help the matter either). Like the rest of the cast Wester is careful not to typecast his character Jamie a meticulous planner who can't travel without Frommer's by loosening him up slightly. Jamie for example knows when it's time do drop the book and experiment even if it means nude sunbathing. Trachtenberg (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) also infuses her twin character Jenny with the perfect blend of sexuality and innocence. The result is a cast of mishmash characters that are just so darn likeable. Look for a surprise cameo from Matt Damon as well as small but hilarious performances from Vinnie Jones as Mad Maynard a Manchester United soccer hooligan; Lucy Lawless as S&M mistress Madame Vandersexxx; and Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen credited as "the creepy Italian guy."
Jeff Schaffer makes his directorial debut here from a screenplay co-written with his longtime partners scribes Alec Berg and David Mandel. And ads touting it as a comedy "from producers of Road Trip and Old School " may be exactly what Eurotrip a comedy starring relative unknowns needs to draw the coveted teen crowd. After all Ivan Reitman the producer responsible for catapulting low budget comedies into box-office gold territory has secured quite a following--and fans won't be let down with this latest offering. Unlike its predecessors Eurotrip isn't afraid to be crass and while the characters are sweet the storyline is anything but. In this Euro-centric tale writing trio Schaffer Berg and Mandel proudly embrace every stereotype imaginable but do so at the expense of the inexperienced foursome which makes the material funny rather than offensive. Nude beaches the young Americans discover aren't necessarily packed with hot gorgeous women and Amsterdam's sex industry isn't exactly the stuff young male fantasies are made of. With one hilarious gag after another as well as funky map graphics with dotted lines that transport viewers from city to city the film maintains its fast-moving pace throughout. Surprisingly the film was shot entirely on location in the Czech Republic with Prague doubling as London Paris Berlin Amsterdam Rome Vatican City Bratislava--and even Hudson Ohio with landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower the Coliseum and Big Ben added using CGI. Accompanied by an awesome soundtrack featuring Lutsra's "Scotty Doesn't Know " Chapeaumelon's "My Generation" and The Salads "Get Loose " this film succeeds on all levels.