Today in celebrity gossip: Bradley Cooper causes quite the commotion at a cycling class, Ashley Judd is getting a divorce, and a cherished old TV star has been gay all these years.
If certain witnesses and onlookers are to be believed, the sight of a shirtless Bradley Cooper at an indoor cycling class in New York recently caused quite the commotion. Cooper showed up at SoulCycle in Tribeca yesterday for an early morning class, trying to remain discreet as possible. He was being demure in a long-sleeved T-shirt for most of the time, but eventually even he could not resist his own sexiness potential. And so he "ripped off his shirt" near the end of the class, causing fellow class members to go berserk. "Girls were literally falling off their bikes," a source told Page Six. Literally falling off their bikes! So Bradley Cooper shirtless and sweaty is a safety hazard. Luckily the class was almost over. Had he been shirtless for more time, the windows might have shattered and women could have literally exploded. After the class, some women did approach him and say hi, and Cooper supposedly "shook their hands and even congratulated the girls on a great class." We have to assume that he was safely be-shirted at this point, as any woman getting that close to a shirtless Bradley Cooper and receiving a compliment from him would have caused a sex tornado off the Fujita scale. And I think we would have heard something about a sex tornado ravaging lower Manhattan yesterday. So yeah, that's what happened. It was pretty serious, but it could have been a lot worse. Be careful out there folks. If Ryan Gosling shows up to your Pilates class, best to back away slowly with eyes covered. I know you want to see it, but you also really, really don't. [Page Six]
Actress and activist Ashley Judd and her husband of eleven years, race car driver Dario Franchitti, have announced that they are separating. They say the decision is mutual and that they still love each other. So, I guess that means that Judd will no longer be hanging around the racetracks, which ought to make some racing fans quite happy. Yeah, some folks did not like her hanging around the supposed sport, uppity liberal rich lady that she is. Which, ugh, whatever. Ashley Judd has never seemed like the nicest or warmest person in the world, but she was definitely super supportive of her husband's rather silly career, which is respectable. And he of hers! But now it's over. It's sad, I'm sure, but what can you do. Maybe this frees Judd up to run for senate, as has been whispered about. That ought to make some awful people thrilled. [People]
After all that, Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders and his wife, model Liberty Ross, are getting a divorce too. You may remember that Sanders was caught having an affair with his Snow White leading lady Kristen Stewart this summer? Yeah, most people focused on the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson angle of the whole debacle, but there were these two people too, who are married and have children. Well, they'll soon just have children together, as Ross has filed for divorce. Apparently the Kiki Stewart thing was not the sole reason for the split. Ross apparently was unhappy about the family's move from London to Los Angeles. "Rupert put a lot of pressure on her to change her life for him and they moved to L.A. for him. She was such a big deal in England -- a bigger deal than him even," some sort of source told Us Weekly. The source may have gleaned as much from a magazine interview Ross did this past summer, in which she said "I went from the glamour of working with Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano to living on an isolated hilltop, with my husband gone most of the time." Yikes. That basically sounds like a nightmare! Ross is asking for joint custody, so it's unclear whether she'll get to move back to London or will have to stay put in L.A. Sigh. And so ends the story of man making a movie about a woman trapped high up in a castle and then starting to mess around with the actress playing her instead of the real woman trapped up on the hill. Hollywood is a sad, sad place. [Us Weekly]
Beloved old TV star Jim Nabors, aka Gomer Pyle, has announced that he is gay and married to his partner of 38 years. Nabors says of his previous quietness on the issue, "I'm 82 and he's in his 60s and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing, it's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody." Aha. You're 82 and he's in his 60s and you've been together for 38 years, which basically means... he was in his twenties and you were in your forties when you met! You dirty dog, Jim Nabors. You dirty, dirty dog, Gomer Pyle. I mean, not that dirty considering you've been together for basically forty years, but at one point. Robbing the cradle. Like a goofy Christopher Isherwood, you are. Anyway, congrats! [Us Weekly]
In other dirty bird news, Paris Hilton is still dating her 21-year-old model boyfriend, River Viiperi. She was in the audience while he walked a runway show in Barcelona. The show was for the clothing brand Mango. Which, we're so happy for you girl! You deserve it. And you too, Paris. Why not? Not sure about you, River, but whatever. You're young, I'm sure you'll figure it out. Unless, of course, you don't. [TMZ]
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