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Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy confirm split on Twitter

Jim-Carey-Jenny-MccarthyImage Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty ImageJim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have parted ways after five years together, the couple announced on their Twitter accounts this afternoon. First Carrey tweeted: “Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship. I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay! ?;^>”. McCarthy then tweeted, “Im so grateful for the years Jim and I had together. I will stay committed to Jane [Carrey's daughter] and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.” There’s something poetic about a couple that’s always been a friend of lowbrow comedy announcing the news on Twitter. The only thing that would have made it better is if they had linked to each other, like, “@JennyfromMTV and I have just ended our 5yr relationship…” Probably a space concern. Definitely more respectful in solid black anyway. (For the record, Carrey’s publicist issued the following statement: “Jim and Jenny have recently decided to end their five year relationship. They are grateful for the many blessings they have shared and wish each other the very best.”)

Jokes aside, this was one of the couples I liked. You could imagine the humor that brought them together, and had to respect how they dealt with difficult things, like her son’s autism. Anyone else a little sad?

Jon Gosselin plans to sue Kate for custody

jon-and-kateImage Credit: TLCColored contacts enthusiast and occasional Insider special correspondent Jon Gosselin is planning to sue his ex-wife Kate for primary physical custody of their eight kids, reports People. “Jon wants to spend time with these kids, and she is throwing up road blocks,” said Jon’s lawyer, who plans on filing three separation actions within the next two days. “And the eight children are the innocent victims. This tears Jon up.” Kate’s other innocent victims include the 20 million people who tuned into last night’s Dancing With the Stars and drank in bubbling test tube of poison that was her paso doble set to Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”

Kate issued the following statement on People responding to the allegations: I am not willing to comment in public on the custody discussions regarding my children. What I will say is this: I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom, I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinion of others.”

John Corbett reveals how he met Bo Derek (and again, that he's in 'Sex and the City 2')

In case you missed the news when it broke, John Corbett can’t stop confirming that he will, in fact, be in Sex and the City 2. On Monday’s Lopez Tonight (watch a preview after the jump), he explains: “Somebody shot a picture of me last October in Morocco and they said ‘John Corbett’s here in Morocco shooting Sex and the City 2 the movie,’ right? And I’d been saying for six months that wasn’t me, that picture was taken in Istanbul ten years ago, because I had direct orders not to say I was in that movie but now I can say ‘I’m going to be in the Sex and the City movie.’” Hooray! (Right?)

Even more exciting: Corbett reveals how he began dating Bo Derek eight years ago. It’s so Hollywood, you have to simultaneously love it and loathe it. “My buddy is this great guy… [agent] Norby Walters…he puts this big Oscar party on [Night of 100 Stars]…this was eight years ago, and he said ‘Come to the party?’ and I said ‘You know, I’m not really dating anyone right now,’ and he said, ‘I’ll fix you up on a date.’ So he slips this thing under my door with 20 really famous ladies on it. But one name that jumped out at me. I put a one and a circle around it, and I stuck it back under his door and he called me up and said, ‘One name, you give me one name?’ And that name was Bo Derek, and we’ve been together eight years now… READ FULL STORY

'Human Target"s Mark Valley on his favorite roles, the photos he wants no one to see, and wife Anna Torv

Mark-Valley-TargetImage Credit: Justin Stephens/FoxMark Valley left his bike in Vancouver. It’s there with his radio, some clothes, and hiking gear. He left the items for good luck, and, he admits, so he can playfully brag later if his show Human Target gets picked up for more episodes beyond its current 12. (”I’ll say ‘Oh, of course it got picked up,”’ he says in a faux haughty tone, ”’I left my stuff there.”’) They haven’t heard anything yet, but he’s hopeful. ”I think there’s more story to be told.” The same can be said of Valley’s personal rise to fame. Sitting down with EW.com earlier this week, Valley spilled on some of his memorable roles. And a few of not-so memorable ones…

Character: Fair-haired resident
”I always thought it was fun to do these little parts. But they weren’t little parts to me at the time, they were a big deal. It was like ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be on a [movie] on HBO, playing ‘the fair-haired intern!”’ READ FULL STORY

Sandra Bullock's marriage woes: The end of the fairy tale?

Jesse-James-Sandra-BullockImage Credit: Jerry Watson/Retna Ltd.First, Sandra Bullock revived the female-centric romantic comedy last summer with the blockbuster performance of The Proposal. Then The Blind Side became the first female-lead movie to cross the $200 million mark. And then she won the darn Oscar out from under Meryl Streep for her performance in the latter. We all rejoiced that a good, hard-working woman was finally getting her due. That she was doing this all at 45 while wearing a gorgeous sparkly Oscar gown, while constantly thanking her husband/Prince Charming in words we all scribbled down to later use when in a pinch writing our own love notes and wedding vows, only solidified what we already suspected. Sandra Bullock was living a modern-day fairy tale, the life to which almost every woman over 30 currently aspires. We all want to look stunning at 45 while bringing home at least half of the bacon, accepting accolades for it, and being supported by our equal (and bad-boy sexy) partner. READ FULL STORY

Who is your favorite Celebrity Power Couple?

beyonce-jayzImage Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImageFriends, the Kate Winslet/Sam Mendes divorce has left me heartbroken. Maybe I’m just a romantic, but I found their relationship truly inspirational. She was the Oscar-winning, fantastically talented (and irrepressibly charming, and ridonk gorgeous) actress of her generation. He was the Oscar-winning theater wunderkind-turned-movie maestro. They weren’t anywhere near the top of the Forbes list of Top-Earning couples, but they had a certain admirable quality that went beyond their earnings potential.

Coming so soon after the Robbins/Sarandon split, it feels to me like there’s a hole at the top of the Celebrity Power Couple Pyramid. PopWatchers, who are your nominations to fill the void in our hearts? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: I’m 90 percent sure that the warm healing glow of Bennifer 2.0 was a big factor in Affleck’s mid-decade career shift from washed-up man-meat to witty character actor and brilliant writer-director. Another plus: they don’t mind spoofing themselves in video form.

Beyoncé & Jay-Z: Like Mendes and Winslet, these two icons are equally successful in very different ways. He’s the rap god who became a music mogul. She’s the pop princess who became a multimedia Queen. They keep an admirably low public profile, unlike…

Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher: Twitter’s First Couple has redefined “approachability” by letting the public know exactly what they’re doing and thinking every minute of every day. They’re a postmodern Hollywood couple, which is probably what we deserve.

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi: The future Daytime Queen and the Better Off Ted/Arrested Development star are easily the funniest couple in Hollywood. Their careers are admittedly a bit lopsided success-wise, but their adorability factor is off the charts.

Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens: They sing, they dance, they’re young and beautiful…there are just so many reasons to hate the High School Musical couple. But unlike other pop-tart starlets, they both seem focused on breaking out of the tween ghetto and having real careers. Mark this as a wait-and-see, but don’t be surprised if, fifty years from now, they’re the next Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy.

Who are you favorite Pop Culture Power Couples, PopWatchers? Don’t you hate that Kate Winslet’s appearance on Extras feels so bittersweet now?


EW Exclusive: Nick Cannon on his busy career, his goals for the future, and his life with wife Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon firmly believes in the power of positive thinking. Ask the 29-year-old how his various achievements came about—successful stand-up comic at 15 years old, staff writer for Nickelodeon’s All That and Kenan & Kel at 17, CEO of his own production company Ncredible, chairman of the TeenNick cable network, host of NBC’s hit America’s Got Talent and a daily radio show, and loving husband to Mariah Carey—and he’ll tell you that he willed them to happen by telling the universe what he wanted. “I truly believe in speaking things into existence,” says Cannon. “Not to get all Tony Robbins, but you speak it, and it can definitely happen to you.” Cannon sat down with EW for an exclusive interview on his growing career and his high-profile marriage to superstar Mariah Carey.

On his film career: “They started throwing every movie [at me] and I chose bad. I didn’t understand that you had to be strategic. I was like, ‘A couple million dollars?! I get to shoot a gun?! Let’s go!’”

On his marriage to Mariah: “There were people who were for it and there were more people who were against. You have to ask the question: Is your heart more important than your career? Absolutely. I was like, If I don’t do anything else ever again in the entertainment industry, I’m in love with this woman.” READ FULL STORY

James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff -- cutest parents ever?

I’m not usually gaga for celebrity baby news but I’m officially excited that James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are expecting their first baby. CUTEST. PARENTS. EVER.

First of all, I think they are amazingly talented actors. And I met them once in person and they were 1,000 percent adorable together (even though, yes, it’s hard sometimes not to wish “Crackavoy” was single). I first watched them in Shameless, the British TV series in which they played Steve and Fiona, a charming car thief and the daughter of an alcoholic trying to raise her brothers and sisters. (See clips here.) Sounds like grim stuff but this show is hilarious, and their chemistry together was truly stunning. No wonder they got married after meeting on the show!

What on-screen pair has so much chemistry on screen that you knew they had to be a real couple? Brad and Ange in Mr. and Mrs. Smith?

Katy Perry and Russell Brand: Bring on the duets!

Now that the rumors have been confirmed that Katy Perry and her comic boyfriend Russell Brand are engaged, two thoughts come to mind:

1. For the woman who loves dressing up like dice and carousels, what will her wedding dress look like? Well, let’s hope it isn’t this one.

2. I never liked Russell Brand as MTV awards host, but what I did love was the hilarious ditty “Inside of You” that he sang in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Will the couple ever duet?

A purposely legitimate song with these two singing could be a tragic, cheesy mess. But a funny YouTube spoof song? As long as it’s not like this, I’ll take it.

While we wait, let’s reminisce about Brand’s musicality, shall we?

Does a duet between Perry and Brand seem inevitable? What song should they duet to for their first track?

Robert Downey Jr.'s allegedly gay 'Sherlock Holmes.' Seriously?!

Monday night on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Robert Downey Jr. stopped by to promote Sherlock Holmes, in theaters on Friday, and bantered with Dave about the possibility that Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective and his long-suffering sidekick Dr. Watson were more than just mates. The banter went as follows:

Letterman: “Now, from what I recall, there was always the suggestion that there was a different level of relationship between Sherlock and Dr. Watson.”
Downey: “You mean that they were homos…”
Letterman: [Laughs.] “Well…”
Downey: “That is what you’re saying?”
Letterman: “In a manner of speaking, yes…that they were closer than just out solving crimes. It’s sort of touched on in the film, but he has a fiancée, so we’re not certain. Is that right?”
Downey: “She could be a beard. Who knows?”
Paul Shaffer: “What are they, complete screamers? Is that what you’re saying?”
Downey: “Why don’t we observe the clip and let the audience decide if he just happens to be a very butch homosexual. Which there are many. And I’m proud to know certain of them.”

According to one published report, execs at Sherlock’s studio Warner Bros. were concerned that the star’s coy joking sets the wrong perception for the film, i.e. conditioning the audience to view Downey’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson as lovers. [UPDATE (Wednesday afternoon): Warner Bros. declined comment on Downey's remarks, but a source close to the film insists studio execs are not upset about the actor's Letterman appearance, which we've embedded after the jump.]

This isn’t first time Downey has made this crack, either. Earlier this year, the actor caused a stir in the British press with similar comments. Which is part of the reason my reaction to the “controversy” can be summed up in one word: Seriously?! With a little clever shtick, Downey has been able to create a small media stir around his film at a time when James Cameron’s Avatar is dominating the cultural conversation. Hey! Do you think that’s exactly why Downey decided to get all provocative in the first place—to push his latest very expensive franchise flick through the clutter of Avatar blah blah blah? Nah, that would be cynical! Maybe Downey was trying to accomplish something more interesting and noble. Like, what if by spinning Holmes as gay, he’s trying to get people to confront their own attitudes and biases about homosexuality, the look and form of movie heroes, and… and… oh, never mind. That sounds pretty far-feteched, too.

I know a number of people who’ve seen Downey’s Holmes in the trailers for the film and have noticed that his characterization has a bit of swish to it. READ FULL STORY

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