Celebrity Round-Up: Cruise-Holmes Split, Nora Dies, Emily and Oprah

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by Lucinda Loveless

Celebrity Round-Up: All The Celeb News You Can Use

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BREAKING NEWS! People.com has just reported that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are splitting up. The couple is divorcing after 5 years of marriage. Katie's attorney, Jonathan Wolfe told the magazine, "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

There is also the sad news of prolific author Nora Ephron's death. By now you've no doubt heard of her passing at the age of 71. Once married to the infamous Carl Bernstein of "Watergate," she was a best-selling author and writer of some of the best "chick flicks" in recent memory, including "When Harry Met Sally" and "You've Got Mail." She leaves behind a loving husband and children and will be sorely missed.

Once again, I stayed true to my promise and watched "The Bachelorette." I am embarrassed to say I actually looked a bit forward to it. I like to think it's because there's not much else on that night. No Monday Night football, "2 Broke Girls" or "House." But, I digress. This week we had the selection of "hometown dates." Emily mercifully sent home the single dad since he was frankly pretty milquetoast and showed no real interest in her. Imagine that!

She told him to go home and "snuggle with" his 11 1/2-year-old son. Yeah, don't most pre-teen boys like nothing more than to "snuggle" with their parents?

Anyway, I am truly embarrassed to admit that I am looking forward to watching the hometown dates Monday night. I'll report back every interesting detail, of course. Wait, I'll report back every detail. I wouldn't have much to write about it if it all had to be interesting, would I?

Jessica Simpson has tweeted a picture of her baby and she still looks like...a baby. It's still fascinating. Better than the news focused on her mammary glands.

In "Oprah" news, apparently she interviewed the Kardashians last week for her OWN network and became completely enamored by them. So much so, that she's going to appear on their reality show, "Keeping up with the Kardashians." Oprah on a reality show? That reality show? Am I the only one shaking my head?

In "Real Housewives" news, the OC Housewives' season finale was this week and it was pretty explosive. There were several minor dramas and of course, the expected tacky, ridiculous petty arguments -- not to mention the one upmanship. But the climax of the evening was a blowout between Tamra and Vicky where Vicky dramatically and loudly -- even for Vicky -- defended "her man" against all the doubters. This group is a walking, breathing example of the biblical "judge lest ye be judged" principle.

Kate Middleton is still not pregnant. People magazine reports that Suri Cruise is still "adorable." Jillian Michaels took her daughter to the beach and Natalie Portman took hers on a hike. Wow -- a round-up within a round-up. I know -- I'm a rebel.

And the moment you've been waiting for all week, our celebrity tweet of the week! It's from the best mom ever, Gisele Bundchen.
She tweets, "Much more than a pretty face" with a link to another tweet about how fabulous she is. Oh, this was also tweeted in Italian, of course!

Ciao for now! Until next week, stay safe and be good to one another!

Photo courtesy of Jay Tamboli.