It's been an exciting afternoon since the news broke that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged. They've just officially confirmed it's true, and Angelina's formerly estranged dad, Jon Voight, has even chimed in with his good wishes. Will that be enough to earn him a spot walking the bride down the aisle at the wedding? And, more importantly, will this wedding ever actually happen?
As soon as the news broke, Voight, who reconciled with his daughter in 2009, told Us, "I'm very happy for them." Pitt's manager had this to say about the couple's engagement, "Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no date set at this time. Brad designed the ring." A promise for the future doesn't sound too promising in terms of a wedding taking place any time soon, but you never do know.
Maybe they'll jet off to space this weekend and do it there. Or maybe they'll throw a medieval feast in a dungeon at their estate in France for just their extended family and close friends and not tell us until six years from now. Or maybe all the children of the world will be invited to the wedding in a giant open field in Africa, and they'll all gather together and carry Angelina up to the altar in a massive throne. Whenever and wherever it happens, it's sure to be magical, even if it will quickly be followed by years' worth of tabloid stories speculating that Brangelina is teetering on the edge of divorce. [Us]
After being busted for a DUI last week, Amanda Bynes has not done a great job of staying out of trouble and/or the spotlight. Last night she was texting while driving (illegal in California). She wasn't paying attention and ended up backing over a curb and running a stop sign. She was also seen pulling into the same club where she was partying before her DUI arrest. First of all, if you know you're going to party, why not just take a cab or hire a driver? Second of all, does anyone else have the queasy sense that Amanda Bynes is unwittingly auditioning to be the next Lindsay Lohan? Let's hope it doesn't get to that extreme, but things certainly aren't looking too good. [People]
Because we have spoken about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, we are legally obligated to also discuss something about Jennifer Aniston's miserable, lonely existence. J/K, she's doing just fine and she's feeling very safe, thank you very much. Why? Because she sees her boyfriend of one year-ish, Justin Theroux, as a kind of bodyguard, "He's a protector, for sure. He's just a good human being, and so funny." Having an amusing bodyguard does sound nice, but it'd be much more interesting if she'd reveal that he's fiercely guarding the sextuplets growing in her womb or something like that. Alas not all our dreams can come true on a single day! [Radar]
Some celebs have a stalker, but Diddy has a squatter. Doesn't sound quite as glamorous, but it's still just as creepy! Apparently a man named Quamine Taylor snuck his way into Diddy's estate in the Hamptons on March 31 through an unlocked door. (Always lock your doors, famous people.) A security company rep showed up to investigate a tripped alarm, but Taylor managed to convince them that he was allowed to be there. He apparently hung out in the house, eating the food, drinking the liquor, and trying on Diddy's clothes until the next day when a caretaker for the property discovered him and called the cops. He's now being held in jail and will be charged for trespassing and petit larceny. Oddly, he did this once before back in 2001, when someone found him lounging by the mansion's pool. Say what you will about the dude, but he does know how to make himself right at home. [MTV]
Despite persistent rumors of their demise, Jada Pinkett Smith is once again saying that things are A-OK between her and hubby Will Smith. She says they are not separated and have never lived apart. As for why she thinks everyone is speculating about them, she explains, "Every year, one celebrity couple is under the microscope. This year, unluckily, it's us! I almost want to say that we should have been expecting it." Wow, wouldn't it be cool if celebrity couples could actually take shifts for being tabloid fodder. That way you could plan around it, and be ready to cash-in on all the rumors when they hit. [E!]
- Madonna has done the unthinkable: She showed up at a red (ok, technically black) carpet event to launch her new fragrance without getting a pedicure first. Gasp! Despite her constant effort to look like the picture of youth, Madonna had the nerve to reveal what Radar called nails that "looked yellow and unkempt with jagged edges." Well, clearly she's given up and has one crusty foot in the grave. Or, you know, she's just busy and didn't think people would be scrutinizing her toenails inside her peep-toed shoes. Think again, Madge. [Radar]
- Uh oh. It looks like Lionel Richie was a little too busy dancing on the ceiling to pay the IRS the $1.1 million he owes in back taxes. I literally cannot imagine ever owing anyone that amount of money, much less owing it to the scary IRS. He might want to get that squared away ASAP before someone comes and drags him away to debtors' prison. [E!]
- As much fun as it would be for everyone to have Dianna Agron, Taylor Swift, and Tim Tebow mixed up in a crazy dramatic love triangle, all parties involved are denying it wholeheartedly. Sigh. [Us]
- Tina Fey fans (Fey-ns?) will be pleased to know that it looks like she's fixin' to star in a new comedy about a fashion executive who gets a senior citizen as her intern. It's very cleverly called The Intern. [Vulture]
- Don't even try to come at Azealia Banks about her fame, because she has a clever way of getting back at you: "People say, ‘You just got famous on YouTube. I'm like, ‘So? You didn't get famous anywhere.'" Oooh. That's worth enough "Oh snaps" to fill an entire bottle of Snapple. [Just Jared]
- If you have a spare moment, please compose a fun song and dance number to perform in honor of Hugh Jackman's 16th wedding anniversary with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. [Express]
- One of the very worst things about the already pretty bad show Smash is Debra Messing's wardrobe. It's all kinds of flowing robes and chunky things and she looks sort of like Stevie Nicks if Stevie Nicks were an architect. Messing has now spoken in defense of it: "Well, she's an artist with a capital A. She's a mom, and very busy, but still creative. Her style is about being comfortable and practical." Yeah, there's nothing practical about wearing a floor length sweater robe and trying to walk around the dirty streets of Manhattan. Anyway, it's obviously not enough to stop most of us from watching the show, in spite of the many cringe-inducing things about it. [Vulture]
- It appears that Jon Gosselin might be straying into deadbeat dad territory. He currently owes $3,557.06 in child support payments. Hmm, on the one hand, that's a lot of money, but on the other hand it's really only $444 per child, which doesn't sound like very much at all. For his part, he says he's not actually behind on making his payments. [E!]
- Today in depressing news about the late "painter of light" Thomas Kinkade: It appears he was battling a serious alcohol addiction when he died, according to his brother. While he's reported to have died from natural causes, there's no word yet on whether alcohol played a role. [People]