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Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Relationships in New Memoir ‘True Love’

Jennifer Lopez is opening up about her love life in her new memoir True Love, which is set to be released November 4! In the book, Jennifer reveals personal facts about her former, very public relationships with Ben Affleck and ex-husband Marc Anthony, and how she was finally able to love herself.

Check out some of the highlights below, courtesy of The Huffington Post!

On her marriage to Marc Anthony:

Things between Marc and me weren’t perfect, of course — our marriage was never the kind to glide along peacefully. From the beginning it was tumultuous, passionate, and explosive, but we also shared many fulfilling and joyful moments. Every marriage has its challenges, but it was about keeping that marriage together, having that family unit, and making the dream come true — whatever the cost. In my family, when I was growing up, divorce was not an option. So when I married Marc, having already been through the disappointment of two divorces and a broken engagement, I wanted so much for our marriage to be “it.” Marc was my guy, the one. The father of my children, the man I was going to grow old with.

On the common thread in all of her relationships:

Throughout my life, I’ve had a few serious relationships. Each relationship was different and each relationship had its issues. But there was one thing they all had in common: They all had a passionate intensity that I mistook, every time, for my happily ever after. Reality is hard to see through the adrenaline rush of a new love. It’s easy to project your hopes and dreams onto a relationship when it’s new and exciting.

On mistaking passion for love:

I was lucky — or unlucky — enough to be with men who were really intense about their feelings for me. They did some crazy things, and I mean crazy things. Like releasing hundreds of doves outside my window, buying me a Bentley or two, giving me rare diamonds, throwing me giant parties, or sending me private jets to sweep me off somewhere. I’m talking about grand gestures of love, passion, or whatever you want to call it. And I loved it. It was intoxicating when it was happening. When a man does something like that, it’s easy to think, Wow, look how much he loves me! But passion is a pendulum that swings both ways. As beautiful as it can be it can also get very intense. Yet, through thick and thin, I chose to stay in those relationships. Because how can you turn your back on a love so big, so amazing, so real? The problem is, it wasn’t real love; it was passion. I just didn’t know the difference yet.

On her split from Ben Affleck:

When Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest. People do lots of things to anesthetize themselves in moments like these. Some people do drugs, some drink and some go out and party. I sought out comfort in another person, tried to find someone who could make me feel loved and wanted in my loneliest hours. And that was the moment when Marc reappeared in my life.

On being mistreated in relationships:

The only way you can be mistreated is by allowing yourself to be mistreated, and that was something I did over and over again. I’ve never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I’ve been in relationships where I have felt abused one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally. I know what it feels like to for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you … maybe it’s a push, a shove or a nasty word that stays with you.

On the moment when she and Anthony decided to split:

“I’m not happy.” Marc was in the middle of venting to me about things between us that had been bothering him, and I was sitting there trying to figure out where he was going with it. Then he said it again, “I’m not happy. I’m here because we have a family, because we’re trying to keep it together. But I’m not happy.” I really thought I had done everything I could — as a wife, as a partner, and as a mother to his children. What sense did it make to keep suppressing my own feelings of what was missing in the relationship? How long did I need to keep trying to make someone happy who was telling me flat-out that he wasn’t?

On the final straw:

We sat down together. “This is not working. You know it’s not working. We’re not living like a family, and I don’t see how things are going to change. Neither of us is happy, and the kids are wondering what’s going on. I think we should move on with our lives.” Deep down, I still wanted him to put up a fight for our family. But instead, he said, “Okay.” On July 15, 2011, we made the public announcement that we were going to divorce. Hardest. Day. Ever.

On therapy:

The biggest lightbulb that went off was that I realized I wasn’t recognizing the value of my own love. I never stopped to consider just how special my love was. I never stopped to look at myself and say, You know what? You deserve a love that is pure and special and good as the one you’re giving. Your love has value.

On what she wants from a partner:

Keep the diamond rings, the Bentleys, the doves, the trips to Europe … Keep all of it! I can buy all of those things myself. Give me your time, your honesty, your respect, kindness, patience, fidelity. Give me comfort when things are tough.

On her biggest epiphany:

What was loving yourself, anyway? Nobody teaches us what that means, but now I’ve discovered that it’s the key to life — because it’s the key to loving someone else and allowing others to love you.

 

Looks like Jennifer has a lot to share in this book! Hopefully it reaches people, allowing them to find true love in themselves and in someone else. I think it could be a huge help, especially for those who look to Jennifer as an inspiration, to hear how she was able to make it through her hard times with love.

Image via J King/FameFlyNet

Jimmy Fallon Announces New Picture Book for Kids

Jimmy Fallon is once again using his comedic skills to reach out to kids! The Tonight Show host has written a new picture book to be released next year!

Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced today that it will be releasing Jimmy’s new book, titled Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA.

The father of one-year-old Winnie Rose wrote a children’s book, Snowball Fight!back in 2005, but this is the first one he’s written since he became a dad. He uses his own parenting experience in the book. According to the official press release, the picture book is “a hilarious account of every father’s secret campaign to ensure that their babies’ first word is Dada -– not Mama!” Throughout the story, illustrated creatures — from cows, sheep, and horses to mice and frogs — try to get their babies to say “Dada,” first. Baby Winnie’s first word was “Mama,” so it’s clear that Jimmy had some feelings to get out with this book! All in good fun, of course!

“This is one of the few celebrity books that you can tell was actually written by the celebrity,” Jimmy said in the press release. “And my baby personally approved of the beautiful artwork by Miguel Ordóñez.” Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA will be released on June 9, 2015.

Image via Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Katie Price releases 45th book, promotes it in lingerie

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Katie Price has released her 45th book titled “Santa Baby”. Can you believe she has released THAT many? Sheesh. Has she written more than Danielle Steele? Wowsers. Anyways Price headed out to promote her new book and revealed that she is going to publish a new autobiography every 18 months. Seriously. Does she write these books on her own? Even if she doesn’t write them she does promote them and in lingerie.

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Taylor Swift donates 6,000 books to Pennsylvania library

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Taylor Swift (aka Kitten Face) may be busy promoting her new perfume Wonderstruck AND celebrating her Billboard Woman of the Year title, but she is also showing off her sweet, generous side. The country songstress donated 6,000 books to a library in Pennsylvania. So why Pennsylvania?

Details below.

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Rosie would give her right butt cheek for anyone…well, everyone except Elisabeth Hasselbeck or Donald Trump.

In fact, Rosie told a source today that she would love to take Britney’s place as the mental illness poster child.
“I sort of feel Britney has become the poster child (for mental illness). The kid is very young. She never had a childhood. She never rode a Big Wheel.

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