They’ve been married for nine years, but now they’re officially calling it quits. It has been reported that Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer have separated after nine years of marriage. Her rep has confirmed the split.
Apparently, the separation was amicable and the couple are most concerned with protecting their two sons – Charles, who is 8, and Tennyson, who is 6.
This from news.com.au:
The children will remain with Spencer in Sydney while Crowe continues filming his biblical blockbuster, Noah, in the US, according to today’s Sydney Morning Herald.
Crowe, 48, has reportedly thrown himself into his work following the break-up.
The news is a shock as the couple were thought to have had a solid marriage.
However, the demands of Crowe’s acting career may have been a factor in the split. He has been away from Spencer and his children for much of the past year, filming Man with the Iron Fist, Les Miserables, Broken City, Man of Steel and Noah.
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Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have split
In one of the more bizarre photo shoots we’ve seenm well, so far this week, Lizzie Jagger – daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall - has stripped off and posed naked while straddling a very large yellowfin tuna. In another picture, the model is shown with her mother, Jerry Hall, as they hold a couple of fish over their breasts.
But don’t worry – it’s all for a good cause. Apparently, the images are to draw attention to overfishing, and are part of the FISHLOVE campaign - devised by actress Greta Scacchi and shot by Rankin – in favour of sustainable fishing.
Everyone needs girlfriends like these. Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow put together this rap video for their BFF, Chelsea Handler to celebrate her moving into a new studio for her talkshow Chelsea Lately:
Ronan Keating’s ex-girlfriend has made some startling admissions about the affair that ended the singer’s marriage.
Ronan is set to divorce Yvonne, the mother of his three children – reportedly after she discovered his year-long fling with dancer Francine Cornell. The pair met while Francine was performing for Ronan’s boyband Boyzone in 2009, and shared a year-long fling.
This from mirror.co.uk:
Speaking to The Sun, Francine recalls how she tried to persuade Ronan to work on his marriage of 14-years and save his family.
“He was the one who pursued me, most definitely, I made the mistake of falling for it and not having the strength to walk away.”
“I never asked Ronan to leave Yvonne. He was the one who’d bring it up. He’d say, ‘It’s you I love, you’re the one I want to be with. I love Yvonne as she’s the mother of my kids, yet I’m in love with you.
“But I can’t do this to my children’. Once I asked, ‘Do you think I’ll still see your name on my phone in 20 years’? He said, ‘In 20 years, we will be married’. At the time it was nice and I think it’s what he believed.”
Keating is now in a relationship with Australian TV producer Storm Uechtritz.
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have bought themselves an early wedding present – matching tattoos. And what’s more, their new tattoos are corresponding Theodore Roosevelt quotes. Oh yes – the pair decided on some presidential wisdom (from a speech given in 1910) to decorate their arms.
Liam and Miley each got part of the quote tattooed on their upper arms; when put together, the quote reads: “If he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly [Hemsworth], so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat [Cyrus].”
Take a look at their tattoo, as well as other celebrity tattoos, in our gallery below:<
Scarlett Johansson's tattoo
In other fluff news:
- Remember Justin Bieber’s nude scandal last week after his phone and laptop were stolen? Well – it turns out the teenage singer was just messing with us. All of us. Find out more about his prank here.
- Britney’s finances have been exposed, and now you can see exactly how the pop star spends her cash – read about it here.
- Are you brave enough to watch this new trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s latest movie? We’re definitely not…
- See what’s been happening on the red carpet this week in our gallery below…
ISWIS Awards: Steph Rice and Leisel Jones
- And finally, thanks to Hurricane Vanessa, we get to share this AWESOME gallery with you. It’s a gallery of celebrity dopplegangers… but the Golden Retriever version. It made our day. Just go with it – you’ll be glad you did…
A pensive Goldie Hawn