Today in celebrity gossip: Another ABC-sponsored relationship has come to an end, Mel Gibson has love in his life once more, and Bob De Niro is homeless.
Oh dear. They're calling it: Most recent Bachelorette star Emily Maynard has officially split with skateboardin' cool-guy fiance and show-winner Jef Holm, after months of speculation about infidelity. Pretty soon after their season ended, Maynard was caught sending sexy texts (is there a way to shorten that? No, guess not) to Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart. Maynard and Holm had a big fight about that while on vacation, but then seemed to patch things up, making a few public appearances looking happy and together. And then, alas, Holm was seen chatting up some blonde dish at a party in Laguna Beach, and then it all crumbled and now lies in ruins. How ruined? Jef, an adult, changed his Facebook relationship status from "engaged" to
"DTF" "single." So what are we to make of this? Is true love dead? Are we to find it nowhere in this techno-gizmo era of our own making? Can a country queen and a skateboard kid never make it work, are there too many worlds between them? Was this relationship doomed from the outset, when Jef threw his skateboard into the bushes as he walked up to meet Emily for the first time? That did actually happen, by the way. He rode up on a skateboard and then just chucked into some shrubs and it was a little confusing. That's probably where the relationship both began and ended. They may not have known it for a while, but the minute that rolly-board was tossed into the hedges, it was over for them. You just can't start like that. So, oh well. On to new things for both of them. Emily's already been on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette so her time is done, probably. She'll have to retreat back to her house in North Carolina or wherever it is with her daughter and go live a regular, skateboard-free life. And Jef, well, we'll just have to track his Facebook to see where he ends up. The world is open to him. And luckily enough, considering his preferred mode of transport, a lot of it is downhill. [Us Weekly]
As one beautiful love affair ends, another equally as beautiful romance begins. It seems that religious scholar and highway enthusiast Mel Gibson has been dating a gal for the past couple months, an actress who also has done stunt work for the likes of Zooey Deschanel and Jennifer Aniston. Apparently things are going pretty well, she's been introduced around to his family and all that, and any time he starts to act like a jerk she does one of her stunt lady moves and gets him in a headlock or throws him into a bookshelf or a glass coffee table or something. I mean, safely, she's a trained stunt woman, but it gets the point across. In truth, Mel has fun with it too, as all the furniture in his house is stunt furniture at this point anyway. It's all breakaway glass and balsa wood and other little tricks. So she tosses him around the house, he laughs, they split an O'Doul's, and that's the day. Whatever makes them happy, that's what I say. Whatever works for them. [TMZ]