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Someone had to


Slow and sure

Did ya hear the news?

Singer Jason Mraz got engaged.  But no sooner did he slip the ring on fellow singer Tristan Prettyman’s finger than he announced:

“We’re not getting married.”

What a kill joy.

Actually, it was a joint decision.  The couple isn’t going to tie the knot until marriage is legal for everyone, namely gay couples.

The two join a growing list of celebrity couples who have made similar ‘we’re waiting until gay couples can marry’ decrees.  I believe the first was Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend.  But they broke up in 2010 after nine years of dating…so it kinda became a moot point.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have also declared that they will not get hitched until gay marriage is legal.  It is a strong public show of support for the gay community from two very public personalities, so kudos to them.

But this tiny little cynical voice deep down inside of me wonders — is that the real story?  Is gay marriage the only reason that these couples are choosing to stay single?  Or is it just a very good excuse to have a longer engagement…and keep their options open a bit longer?

They know as well as we how long — or should I say short — marriages are amid the stifling scrutiny of  the paparazzi.  If adopting a popular cause that they truly believe in gives them a bit more breathing room before they take the leap…

Who can blame them?

Shape of things

For a magazine that already puts people in bikinis on its cover, Shape just stripped their latest model buck naked and then hung her out to dry.

After featuring singer LeAnn Rimes on their October cover — and then getting a lot of flack from readers — editor-in-chief Valerie Latona sent out an email to all subscribers apologizing.

Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal-but to show (through her story) how we all are human…  But it did not come across that way… And for that I’m terribly sorry. I hope that we can do better the next time for those of you that will give us another chance.   Humbly, Valerie.”

Wow.  Way to backpedal, Val.  And easy, too, when your face — and abs and thighs and personal details — aren’t splashed all over newsstands.

True, LeAnn and Eddie Cibrian got involved while both were still married to other people.  They divorced.  Now they’re together.  Not exactly a rarity in Hollywood.

Personally, I was more offended by the movie they made together.  It was awful.  (And I liked the book, too.)

Plus, the Shape cover isn’t exactly first time we’ve seen a quote ‘husband-stealer’ on a magazine.  Can you say Angelina?

I’m guessing it’s going to be a lot harder to get any celeb — sinner or saint – to bare their body and soul for Shape in the near future.  And I doubt an email is going to solve that one, Val.

Bang bang

Is Angelina trying to turn Shiloh into a boy??

That was one of the headlines today after photos online surfaced of Shiloh Jolie Pitt sporting a new, cropped ‘do.  Other less vindictive reporters mused that “Shiloh missed her father and dressing like him made her feel closer.”

Poor little rich kid.

I wonder what reporters would have made of the haircuts my mom gave to my sister and me when we were children.  Inevitably, our bangs were way too short…or crooked…or simply missing in spots.

I’m sure they turned out that way because we wouldn’t sit still during the trim, but the paparazzi would have assumed much, much worse.

Local mother’s attempts to behead children fail

Strangely, we didn’t get much pap in Kentucky or West Virginia.

Wonder why…

Self-fulfilling propaganda

Ya gotta love Popeater.com.

The website that religiously follows all things celebrity — and that I therefore follow religiously — recently polled its faithful, asking “Who is the most overexposed couple of 2009?”

Not surprisingly, Jon and Kate Gosselin, the reality show parents of eight who became even more irritating and media-saturating when they separated and subsequently divorced, were chosen as the number one overexposed couple by 56 percent of Popeater’s voting public.

(They easily beat out last year’s winner of this dubious honor, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who managed a measly 22 percent of the vote.)

Now, online polls are fun.  I usually take them — heck, I probably took this one.

But in this particular instance, I have to wonder if the editors of Popeater.com stopped and thought:  if our readers already consider these couples overexposed and are sick of hearing about them, should we do a poll that will result in another article highlighting the couple, reviewing their year in the news, and giving them yet another platform for media attention?

Did anyone really think this through?

Of course, you could argue that this very blog is giving these gross offenders yet another few column inches of space…and you would be right.

Damn.  They got me, too.