This morning I learned that 53 year old grouch Simon Cowell, X Factor judge and former American Idol judge, is going to be a father.
And that’s not the best part.
The mother of his child is his friend Andrew Silverman’s estranged wife, Lauren Silverman.
Yes. You read correctly. Simon Cowell got his friend’s wife pregnant.
The two have been hanging out quite a bit over the past two years.
Real estate developer Andrew Silverman and 36 year old New York socialite Lauren Silverman “have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source says. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
Lauren Silverman plans to leave her husband to be with Cowell. She’s ten weeks along in her pregnancy.
I’m not sure how to react to this news.
First there’s the fact that he’s having a child with a woman who is married to another man.
Another man who he happens to call his “mate.”
Isn’t this a violation of bro code? I mean, I know that Andrew and Lauren have been separated for a while but Jesus! That doesn’t give him permission to swoop in and impregnate the woman!
Then there’s the terrible reality that this is Simon Cowell we’re talking about here. The man we love to hate.
Back in 2009 he said, “God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts. With kids, you’ve got a routine you can’t escape from. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”
His feelings on being a father changed last year, as he stated in an interview with AOL Music, “I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids. I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”
This year he claims, “If I knew I could be – how do I put this delicately – faithful, I would. I do like kids, I’m just not sure I’d be any good for the first six months. I don’t think I’d adopt because I’d rather have my own. I’d have to say I’d like a little girl.”
I wouldn’t exactly trust him to babysit a child, much less be the parent or guardian of one. He’s just not the type of guy you can picture cradling a child in his arms.
No matter how hard I try I just can’t do it!
I hope Simon Cowell treats the youngster better than he treats the contestants on The X Factor.
I really do.
Just a few months ago, a few college friends and I were commenting on the fact that Ruben Studdard basically disappeared from the Hollywood scene after his one hit “Sorry for 2004.”
That song is so old I don’t even remember the lyrics that well.
So much for winning American Idol in 2003.
Apparently Ruben Studdard, the “Velvety Teddy Bear”, is still alive and wants to lose some weight.
Since he didn’t do so well with winning on Idol, he has decided to lose on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. He will be appearing on the 15th installment of the show.
Ruben Studdard weighed as much as 450 lbs at his highest. It’s no wonder he wants to lose some pounds on the show, even if it means doing it publicly.
He began to gain weight again in 2012 after successfully shedding a few pounds in 2006 due to a divorce. I was not even aware that he was married, but apparently he was wed to Surata Zuri McCants in 2008.
Studdard told People magazine that “[He’s] never had an issue with [his] weight, [but his] family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues—things [he] didn’t have to deal with yet because [he’s] young. But [he doesn’t] want to be worried at 40, and if [he doesn’t] fix things now, [he] will be.”
I wish him all the best on his weight loss journey. Anyone who decides its time to get healthy should have all the support he needs.
When I saw the news on my Twitter feed this morning I was in such shock that my retainer broke in my mouth when I gasped.
At least I think that’s why it broke…
The lesbian couple of three years, Glee actress Jane Lynch and clinical psychologist Lara Embry, are getting divorced. Lynch announced the sad news yesterday, June 10th.
Say it ain’t so!
Lynch and Embry met at a fundraiser back in 2009.
“We actually have a picture of the moment we met,” Jane Lynch said three years ago. How romantic!
“I said, ‘I want my picture taken with her,’ ” Dr. Lara Embry remembered. “I thought she was cute.”
They got married in Sunderland, Massachusetts at the Blue Heron Restauran back in May 2010, and now they’re calling it quits.
I guess the cute didn’t last very long.
52 year old Lynch stated that the decision to divorce was a difficult one for the couple. I wonder if their age difference played a role in this (Embry is 44).
I guess Nelly Furtado is right when she sings “all good things come to an end.”
My heart goes out to their two girls, Chase and Haden.
May this divorce be a stress free and tranquil one for the family.
They’re divorced. Finally.
It only took, what, almost two years, right?
No big deal.
The beautiful ceremony that took place on August 20th, 2011 wasn’t that long ago, I suppose.
Yesterday, April 19th, 2013, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries settled their divorce. And Kris got nothing from it. Poor guy was scammed into a reality TV marriage with no compensation due to the prenup he signed when they got married. Boo hoo.
As Hollyscoop put it, “Somewhere out there Kris Jenner is sitting in a plastic surgeon’s office and already booking the post-divorce tabloid mag “Tell All.””
I don’t doubt that statement for a second!
I worry about things like this. If the celebrities we look up to can’t even get the whole marriage thing right, where’s the hope for the rest of us?!
I’m not saying that all relationships are meant to last forever. I’m not saying that at all, actually. What I am saying is that two people are supposed to realize that they’re not meant to be together as a couple long term before they get married. Not after.
The “72 day marriage” joke will never get old though. I promise you. That joke will haunt her for the rest of her life!
So now Kim is both divorced and with child. Let’s see what happens with Mr. Kanye West in the months to follow.