Archive for August, 2012

Maria Sharapova Wins at US Open, Confirms Split from Sasha

After cruising to an easy third round US Open victory, Maria Sharapova made a surprise post-match comment regarding her personal life that immediately overshadowed the on-court action.

The 25-year-old Russian ace - who beat Mallory Burdette 6-1, 6-1 - revealed that she and now ex-fiance Sasha Vujacic have called off their engagement and put an end to their relationship.

Miss Sharapova continued to tell that she and her former Los Angeles Lakers guard beau of three years went their separate ways back in late spring.

Surprised at how expanded it took before being asked about her romantic situation, Maria said, “It’s been since the end of spring. I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question.”

As for having kept the breakup news out of the headlines for the entire summer, Sharapova explained, “I have never really been the person to announce things. I never announced when we were together or never announced we were engaged. I never have in any of my previous relationships, as well.”

Lastly, Sharapova noted that lack of duration together due to work demands was the main reason behind the parting, telling, “It was a really nice period of moment for both of us, but our career schedules just made it extremely difficult to see each other with the traveling and particularly his career move to Turkey. But we have a tremendous amount of respect for each other. I still would love to signal him as a friend. We spent really great years together.”

Salma Hayek: Gucci Award for Women in Cinema Stunner

She’s certainly easy on the eyes - and Friday night (August 31) was no exception as Salma Hayek showed off her breathtaking beauty while partaking in the Venice Film Festival festivities in Venice, Italy.

Adorned in a black cap sleeved Gucci gown with a plunging neckline, the 45-year-old big screen stunner arrived at Hotel Cipriani on the arm of her tuxedo clad husband, Francois Henri Pinault, for the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema ceremony.

As for her appearance, Miss Hayek joined Creative Director of Gucci Frida Giannini onstage while presenting the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema to that year’s recipient, editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

Aside from her Venice doings, Salma recently caught criticism for comments she made regarding her culture as of late, as she said, “Honestly, I hardly had any memories of what it is to be Mexican. My life is completely different now.”

Amongst the many negative reactions, an unhappy blogger fired back at the Academy Award-nominated actress, posting, “What did Salma mean by basically saying she forgot what it’s like to be a Mexican woman? That she’s too French and rich for our blood?,” which alludes to Hayek’s marriage to her French billionaire husband.

Nicole & Keith KIss, Brooklyn Cheers as Andy Roddick Notches Easy Win

Offering up a loving public display of affection, Nicole Kidman puckered up and shared a tender smooch with her country rocker husband Keith Urban during the fifth day of the 2012 US Open on Friday night (August 31).

The celebrity couple were among the many stars on hand at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY to watch Andy Roddick take on Bernard Tomic of Australia during a second round match.

With his supermodel/actress wife Brooklyn Decker additionally in the stands, Andy overpowered his opponent en route to an easy 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 straight sets victory.

The on-court action is the first contest for Roddick since he announced that he’s retiring from professional tennis whenever his U.S. Open comes to an end.

“I just imagine being off the court tomorrow in an empty locker room. I think I wanted a chance to say goodbye,” the 30-year-old told media members during a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Randy Jackson Out As ‘American Idol’ Judge

What The Hell Clint Eastwood? Actor Gives Surreal RNC Speech [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

Clint Eastwood took the stage (watch the video below) at the 2012 Republican National Convention on Thursday (August 30, 2012) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida. The 82-year-old actor and director made a “surprise” appearance at the event to support the Romney/Ryan ticket for the presidential bid. That’s when things got very interesting.  […]

Taylor Swift Dumps Adam Levine Clone In ‘We Are Never’ Video, Swarmed By Fans In NYC [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” music video has finally arrived. Taylor appears in the beginning of the video wearing a typical flowered pajama and nerdy eye glasses before joining her friends in a party. Swift has said that the individual refers to an aborted real life love. So which of Taylor’s […]

A Dapper And Pensive Zac Efron Hits The Red Carpet For ‘At Any Price’ Photocall In Venice [PHOTOS]

Actor Zac Efron attended the At Any Price photocall during the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Casino yesterday August 31, 2012 in Venice, Italy and gave his best “I’m a serious actor at a serious film festival face.” Not that we’re complaining, considering Zac was looking mighty fine on the red carpet. […]

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