Blog Posts by Jennifer Abbey

  • Scarlett Johansson and Jared Leto: Love Blooming at DNC?

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    Scarlett Johansson urged young Americans to vote during her speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. But Obama was not the only guy on the actress' mind while she was in Charlotte.

    "The Avengers" star was caught cuddling up to ex-boyfriend Jared Leto in a private box at the DNC.

    The pair smiled and held hands while they snapped photos of themselves. When ScarJo turned in her seat, Leto playfully grabbed her ankle as she held his arm.

    The stars were linked back in 2004, but rep for Johansson told ABC News that the pair has remained friends since and their DNC interaction was completely innocent.

    The "We Bought a Zoo" actress is still dating her boyfriend, Nate Naylor, her rep said. The couple was spotted last month on a romantic stroll in Paris.

    Stars Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, Zach Braff and Elizabeth Banks were also cheering on the Democrats alongside Johansson and Leto at the convention.

    Photos: Celebrities Attending 2012 Political

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  • Miss America Slams TLC's 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

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    Don't expect Miss America to "redneck-ognize" episodes of "Toddlers & Tiaras" or be rubbing elbows with Honey Boo Boo.

    Laura Kaeppeler, who was crowned Miss America in January, is not one of the 3 million fans hooked on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" and its spin-off, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Laura Kaeppeler says it takes a lot more to be crowned Miss America than it does to dress up and parade around a stage like the young girls on the TLC hit.

    "There's a misconception that pageants are beauty pageants. … Miss America is a scholarship provider," she told E! News Wednesday. "We compete in talent and community service, so there's a lot more to it."

    Miss America is "more about being a well-rounded, young woman" than the kiddie pageants are, Kaeppeler said.

    The 24-year-old from Wisconsin hinted that the parents on the TLC shows may be the real problem.

    "I don't agree with those sort of programs," she said. "I don't think it's the child who wants to do that

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  • Katie Holmes' First Public Appearance Since Divorce


    Since splitting from hubby Tom Cruise in June, Katie Holmes and her 6-year-old daughter Suri have been spotted grabbing snacks and taking walks around New York City almost every day.

    But one month after finalizing the divorce, Holmes stepped out in New York City Wednesday night for her first real public appearance at the 9th Annual Style Awards in Lincoln Center.

    The actress, dressed in a black button-down and gold knee-length skirt, looked at ease as she presented an award to fashion designer Carolina Herrera.

    Holmes, 33, also walked the red carpet for the event, posing with Herrera, and shared a hug with actress Amy Adams, the Daily Mail reported.

    The actress will be in the spotlight again next week. Holmes is set to present her Holmes & Yang fashion line Wednesday for New York's Fashion Week.

    Holmes has also reportedly signed a deal with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, according to Women’s Wear Daily magazine. She will be the first celebrity face for the brand.

    Later

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  • World's Oldest Person, Besse Cooper, Turns 116

    World's Oldest Person, Besse Cooper, Turns 116
    It's difficult enough to fit 16 candles on a birthday cake, but trying squeezing 116 on one.

    But Besse Cooper, the world's oldest person according to the Guinness World Records, chose to use numbers instead of actual candles when she celebrated her 116 th birthday Sunday. Guinness claims Cooper is one of only eight people who have reached 116.

    In honor of Cooper's achievement, a bridge was named after her in Monroe, Ga., where she lives by the Walton County Board of Commissioners, according to the Walton Tribune. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday, Aug. 24 for the bridge opening.

    "The older she has gotten the more wittier she has gotten," her son, Sidney Cooper, told the Walton Tribune. He also relayed a message from Cooper, who was unable to attend the ceremony, who said, "I'm glad I gave them a reason to name it."

    Cooper was certified as the world's oldest person by Guinness World Records in January 2011, although she briefly had to give up

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  • David Beckham Statue Raises Hands at H&M

    (Getty Images)There's no denying British soccer superstar David Beckham has an unbelievable body. But put him in skintight underwear and make him 10-feet-tall and he can cause quite a stir.

    Ten-foot-tall silver statues of Beckham are on display around New York City to promote the Brit's new underwear line for H&M, and shoppers are taking notice. Shoppers across the city have been spotted reaching for some inappropriate body parts of Victoria Beckham's hubby.

    As part of the ad campaign, shoppers can win a $1,000 H&M shopping spree if they upload a photo of themselves with the statue to Instagram using the hashtag #HMBeckham. Runners up will win their own 1-foot-tall Beckham statue.

    There are six Beckham statues to choose from in NYC, as well as two in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco.

    The statues will be on display until Aug. 31, so if you're looking to get your hands on Beckham, you better hurry.

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  • Jennie Garth Bounces Back With New Man

    Just two months after her divorce from Peter Facinelli after 11 years of marriage, Jennie Garth appears to be bouncing back.

    The actress was spotted walking hand-in- hand with a mystery man as they left the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. Sources confirmed to People magazine that the mystery man is photographer Noah Abrams. The couple met through mutual friends and are casually dating, according to People.

    (Noahabrams.com/Getty Images)Abrams' work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone, according to his website. In his downtime he likes riding motorcycles and eating ice cream, his website says.

    Facinelli filed for divorce March 28 citing "irreconcilable differences." The former couple has three daughters together and the family often called themselves the "Facinelli Five."

    "I tried everything I could to save our marriage … I was very resistant. I didn't want it to happen," Garth, 40, told People magazine about the split.

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  • Alec Baldwin Shares Romantic Wedding Photo

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    When Alec Baldwin wed yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas June 30, he fought to keep all wedding details under wraps to keep the paparazzi out.

    But for his 8,000th tweet, the "30 Rock" star shared a photo of the actor with his blushing bride on their wedding day.

    "My 8000th tweet is a smile to @hilariabaldwin," he tweeted along with the photo.

    The couple said their vows at Manhattan's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The star-studded guest list included famous faces such as his "30 Rock" co-star Tina Fey and Woody Allen. Thomas wore a silk magnolia trumpet Amsale gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back neckline accented with crystal buttons.

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    This is the first wedding for Thomas, 28, and the second for Baldwin, 54. He was divorced from actress Kim Basinger in 2002.

    Baldwin got into a number of scuffles with paparazzi earlier this summer while prepping for the wedding. He was accused of punching a New York Daily News

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  • Kristen Stewart Not Dropped From Snow White Sequel


    First Kristen Stewart reportedly lost her boyfriend of three years, Robert Pattinson, after cheating on him with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director, Rupert Sanders. Then came the reports that she was dropped from the "Snow White" sequel.

    But things appear to be OK for Stewart, as there are no set plans for the sequel.

    "We are extremely proud of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and we're currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false," a rep for Universal Pictures, which produced "Snow White," said in an email to ABCNews.com.

    Universal Pictures is working to reconstruct a possible follow-up into a spin-off focusing on the Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth, according to the Los Angeles Times. Stewart's character could still make an appearance in that film.

    Universal has not attached a writer or director to the film, the L.A. Times reported. "Snow White" was the first major film Sanders directed.

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  • Katy Perry and John Mayer Together…Again

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    Things are heating up for singers Katy Perry and John Mayer.

    The pair was spotted leaving a Los Feliz house party Saturday night and getting into Mayer's car. The singers kept it casual with Perry opting for a red, flowered sundress and Mayer dressed down in a white button up and jeans.

    The pair sparked dating rumors Aug. 1 when they were seen leaving celebrity hotspot, Chateau Marmont, also in Los Angeles, where they reportedly had a dinner date.

    Could Mayer be a rebound for Perry? After 14 months together, the "I Kissed a Girl" singer and actor Russell Brand filed for divorce in December. Since the divorce, Perry has been linked to male model Baptiste Giabiconi and Florence And The Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd.

    As for Mayer, he has been linked to a long list of Hollywood starlets including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift.

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  • Joe Simpson Arrested for DUI

    While Jessica Simpson is busy working off her baby weight, her father, Joe Simpson, is getting into trouble in Los Angeles.

    Simpson's father was arrested Aug. 4 for driving under the influence. He was stopped about 10:15 p.m. on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, according to Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles County Police.

    The 54-year-old former minister spent the night in jail and was released Sunday at 9:40 p.m.

    This is the first DUI offense for Simpson.

    While her father was getting into trouble, Jessica Simpson was enjoying a drink of her own.

    "Responsibility has drastically changed my life! Saturday night drink of choice…. WATER! :)" the singer tweeted Aug. 4.

    The 32-year-old songstress gave birth to her first baby, daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson. Fiance Drew Johnson is the dad. The singer is working on losing the baby weight as the spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.

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