The stories have been hot and heavy about the greatly anticipated engagement of Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper. Unfortunately, they aren’t true. While the two are most certainly dating, the rumor mills just couldn’t stop speculating. The madness started when Renee Zellweger was spotted searching for wedding dresses and then to make matters worse was then spotted with Bradley Cooper dining with her parents.
The beautiful couple had starred together in the film Case 39, and started dating back in July 2009, so they are creeping up on a year together which in Hollywood relationships is practically common law marriage. Regardless, Bradley gets a kick reading about how his love life is going from the tabloid rags, but reps from both parties say NO to saying YES.
So here they are in no particular order, the top 5 celebrity rumors of January 2010 and we kept the theme about celebrity wedding engagements this time around.
Photo from YourTango.com
1) Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Are Engaged
Ok, yeah. This one came onto the scene and then disappeared and now is back again. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are apparently engaged again and the rumor mills are a buzz. When asked about the engagement, Brian Austin Green noted on his Twitter account, “Engaged and have a son from my previous relationship.” Since then, the post was taken down and the account was also closed. There’s been no input from Megan’s camp.
The Verdict: False. While this would be a great boon for Green, Megan Fox is the most sought after actress not only in film, but also in her personal life. Everyone wants Megan Fox and she certainly knows that taking herself of the market is career suicide and part of what makes her sexy is because she’s available. It is certainly not her acting skills.
Photo from AP photographer Chris Pizello
2) Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney is rumored to be engaged to Nancy Shevell from New York City and they were just seen together at the Golden Globes. She’s known the McCartney family for over 20 years and comes from a wealthy family so she doesn’t have any need for Paul’s money in the shadow of a divorce with Heather Mills who walked away with $49 Million after the very nasty divorce. While friends and family had an issue with Paul’s ex Heather Mills, everyone loves Nancy including Paul’s 38 year old daughter.
Verdict: True. Let’s face it, Paul is an all or nothing type of guy and he has to be in a relationship to be happy. As he gets older, that desire simply isn’t going away. Family and friends have already bought into it, so if it isn’t true, it will be soon.
Photo obtained from San Francisco Chronicle
3) Miley Cyrus is Engaged to Liam Hemsworth
The rumor mill is abuzz about Miley Cyrus getting engaged to 20 year old Liam Hemsworth. This rumor got jumpstarted when Miley appeared at a Grammy Awards ceremony wearing an engagement ring. Ok, let’s go ahead and not even talk about this now.
Verdict: False.Heck no. Don’t believe it. Not only is she too young to get married, but her father would never let that happen at this stage of her career. I see her hitching the wagon about 10 years from now, but not right now.
4) Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly Are Engaged
Photo from MTV.com
Baseball hero Derek Jeter is rumored to be engaged to Minka Kelly, the actress from Friday Night Lights. The New York Post is even reporting that they already have the wedding venue picked out at the Oheka Castle. Sorry. While it seems like there’s enough evidence to back this up, I’m going to cry foul ball on this.
Verdict: False. This is one of those that could swing either way. No pun intended. But with all of the drama that follows Derek Jeter on a regular basis and his well documented exploits, I find it hard to believe that he’s getting engaged this quickly jumping into a relationship of this magnitude. So, I’ll say false for now, but maybe true later on in the year.
Photo obtained from Gossip and Gab
5) Russell Brand and Katy Perry
Comedian/Actor Russell Brand and singer Katy Perry supposedly are planning to tie the knot. These two are certifiably insane and made for each other, but are they really engaged? While the couple has been seen attached at the hip at multiple events, it’s not known if the relationship is anything more than just that.
Verdict: hmmm, False. While they may be in a relationship, I’m not buying the engagement. They may have talked about it and even wear rings, but the two of them are individually unstable, so I don’t see this working out.
If these rumors were true, and some of them just may be, which one do you actually care about?
So there you have it. I’ll gather more engagement rumors for February 2010 for you.
Mr. Christopher once again taking a break from planning weddings to bring you some more celebrity rumors. While I’d like to do these as often as possible, sometimes there just isn’t enough juicy stuff to make it worth reading. Luckily for you, that has changed and here they are. 5 more sweet rumors.
Rumor #1 – Michael Jackson Has Skin Cancer
Let’s face it. Michael is simply an amazing performer. One only needs to listen to anything up to Thriller to know that. But his personal life is an absolute mess and it is has caused him internal psychological warfare that has had an inevitable effect on his writing. The biggest of which is his appearance which has been butchered by California’s worst. Quack after quack has had their way with Michael’s mug and I would be shocked if he didn’t have skin cancer. But this rumor started as Michael has been seen visiting his long time dermatologist Dr. Arnie Klien several times a week. Not once a week or a couple times a week, but several times a week. I’ve always loved Michael’s music, but I would be shocked if it wasn’t true, so we’re going to start the mill and say that..
This rumor is: Highly Possible That It’s True. I don’t want it to be true, hope that it’s not true, but all signals point to true.
Rumor #2 – Singer Kelis is Broke
Singer Kelis hasn’t been on the road for over a year and is about to give birth to another spawn of arguably one of the greatest rappers of our time, Nas. She has filed papers to the courts documenting her financials so that she can get child support from Nas. Her bills are exceeding $80,000 per month. Yes, per month. When her and Nas were together, they collectively brought in more than enough to cover those bills, but now, sniff, she’s only bringing in a mere $20,000 per month. That’s only $240K per year. What’s a girl to do? How can anyone live on such a paltry amount? The documents state that her mortgage alone is almost $15,000 per month! So let’s get real. She may not be raking in the cash that she was making previously, but everyone reading this would strangle relatives to be clearing almost a quarter of a million a year. It’s insulting. She can still live large in the regular world.
This rumor is: False. By Hollywood standards maybe, but normal people standards, she’s far from broke.
Rumor #3 – Usher is Getting a Divorce
This was a rumor that people were quick to deny to try and protect his career (as if anything could derail it). When wife Tameka was asked about the rumor, she was totally blindsided and had no idea what they were talking about. It was all speculation. Well speculate no more. The papers were officially filed in Georgia in Fulton County and Usher showed up without a ring on his finger at LAX.
This rumor is: True. The naked ring finger happens often, but official government ordained papers don’t write themselves.
Rumor #4 – Lindsay Lohan Stole $500,000 in Jewelry
Hey, I don’t just make this stuff up. A half a million dollars in jewelry went missing after a photo shoot for ELLE magazine. One of the suspects? Miss Lindsay Lohan. Scotland Yard is investigating the disappearance of the super expensive jewels and Lindsay is cooperating. New details have emerged from ELLE magazine that have come to Lindsay’s defense indicating that they “have no reason to believe” that Lindsay is involved in the heist. But until it gets resolved, we’re going to with our gut reaction and say that…
This rumor is: Most Likely False. Obviously, stranger things have, cough, Winona, cough, happened, but Lindsay is on a mission to revive her career and I’m confident she wouldn’t sabotage it for some bling.
Rumor #5 – Linda Hogan Spends Hulk’s Alimony on Drugs
Oh Gawd. Who really cares what that nutbag chick does? That whole family is whack. But we have to do our job. Hulk Hogan pays his estranged wife Linda a whopping $40,000 a month in alimony and multiple witnesses are on board ready to attack her as a druggie who is blowing that cash on blow, pot and the painkiller Roxycodon. Her hairdresser is claiming that Linda comes in to the salon to cash checks there so she has some green to buy her favorite pot and Roxy combo. And another unnamed truck driver says that he has seen her snort blow on a boat before. So, hmm, we’ll say that…
This rumor is: True. Let’s face it. Divorces are ugly and there are tons of false accusations and lies that surface when there are tens of thousands of dollars being forked out. But when you add multiple witnesses, you better have a crazy good alibi.