Just when we were wondering where the Queen of Soul would register for wedding gifts — Target just doesn’t seem fitting, does it? — she goes and calls the whole thing off.
“Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly,”Aretha Franklin
said in statement Monday, announcing the end of her engagement to longtime friendWillie Wilkerson
“There will be no wedding at this time. We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends.”One day you’re in and the next ...
Everyone’s racing to figure out what went wrong with “Project Runway” hostHeidi Klum
, who shocked a lot of people over the weekend by announcing their separation.
TMZ shed light on the subject, as only TMZ can do with is vast syndicate of anonymous sources, by reporting that Heidi has had it with Seal’s “volcanic temper,” which was affecting the four kids, and that infidelity didn’t fell this superstar couple, married since 2005.
“It was a long time in coming,” said one source.
(No word on whether she’ll be having the tattoo of his name removed from her arm.)
By the way, Seal’s new album, “Soul 2,” comes out today.Among the songs: “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.”Tracy’s trauma
In a tweet to fans on Monday,Tracy Morgan
blamed the altitude at the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah, for landing him in the hospital on Sunday.
“Superman ran into a little kryptonite,” the “30 Rock” star tweeted. “The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn.”
Morgan was taken by ambulance to Park City Medical Center after he fell unconscious onto the ground. He had just given what was described as a near-incoherent acceptance speech after being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards.
Before the event he hit the red carpet with the co-producers of his new movie, “Predisposed,” and at one point they seemed to be holding him so he wouldn’t fall over. On one video of the red carpet appearance, one of the producers can be heard telling Tracy “we got you.”
Medical center officials said no drugs or alcohol were found in his system.
“Back at work 2morow shooting 30 Rock,” he tweeted Monday. Tracy, 43, has diabetes and had a kidney transplant in December 2010.No hasty decisions here Claire Danes
follows in the fashionable footsteps ofJulianne Moore
by becoming the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Woman of the Year. AndJason Segel
, star of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “The Muppets,” has been named “Man of the Year.”
The Harvard theater group will honor Claire, who just won her third Golden Globe last weekend, on Jan. 26. Jason will receive his award on Feb. 3.Are you ready for some puppies?
Animal Planet has announced the lineup for Puppy Bowl VIII. Stargazing will put its money on a 17-week-old, scruffy white Maltese/poodle mix named Friday, whose favorite cartoon is “Mr. Magoo.”
We think he’ll take down Deliliah, a terrier who “thinks Rin Tin Tin is hot,” and the Chihuahua/terrier mix named Eurika, who “never misses an episode of Bones.”
The Puppy Bowl airs from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5.Thanks-a-Lot, Jim Bob Jim Bob Duggar
of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” isn’t just campaigning forRick Santorum
these days — he’s taking on the Girl Scouts.
He’s supporting a boycott of Girl Scout cookies launched on YouTube earlier this month by a 14-year-old Scout named “Taylor” who didn’t like that the Scouts had allowed a troop in Colorado to accept a transgender girl as a member.
Jim Bob prefaced his opinion by saying “our family loves Girl Scout cookies.”
“If they’re wanting to create a new scout program where girls and boys would join together, that might be an option,” Jim Bob said. “But whether somebody declares they’re a boy or girl and can join either one — it isn’t even logical, and it goes against the core principles the group was founded on.”