Apart from that, how was your weekend?
So, the holidays are over. New year with a clean slate. A slate soon to be completely sullied by amoral behavior, profitable lying, fake relationships and sub-par remakes. It my favourite time. Like looking at a pristine canvas while holding a bucket of lead paint, toe-nail clippings and dead rats and wondering where to begin.
So what really happened to Russell Brand and Katy Perry's forever-love? "Sources close to Katy Perry and Russell Brand tell TMZ ... the couple was infatuated with each other when they tied the knot, but the honeymoon ended very quickly. According to our sources, Katy and Russell were initially head over heels for each other – each fascinated to be with someone who was an extreme opposite. But we're told the two began a regime of constant bickering after they got married - often in front of people at clubs and awards shows. They're both very stubborn and neither would easily back down. Our sources tell us ... because of the friction and their schedules, they never spent long periods of time with each other. One big bone of contention ... Russell was much more of a homebody than Katy. Katy loved going out and partying, while Russell (who is sober) didn't enjoy the scene at all. We're told he would often insist on leaving places early and asking her to come with ... which would trigger an argument. But we're told ... as the dust settles, neither hates the other - far from it. There's no bad blood between them, and neither of them believes the other cheated. As one person put it, "It was just a bad pairing."
No more SYTYCD result shows Deadline: "Fox’s summer staple So You Think You Can Dance, which was renewed for a ninth season in October, will undergo a format change, scaling down from two shows a week to one. “Fox have canceled the results show so I will have to change the format of SYTYCD,” the show’s co-creator/executive producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe tweeted today. “At least we have another season at the end of May.” The move comes days before SYTYCD‘s first Season 9 auditions, which will be held next week in Atlanta. “I’m certainly not mad at Fox — they have supported SYTYCD for 9 seasons,” Lythgoe wrote. “With the help of (Fox’s head of alternative) Mike Darnell I think we have some great new ideas.” SYTYCD, whose most recent eight season was down in the ratings from Season 7, will not be the first competition show to air once a week. Most recently, NBC’s The Voice started off that way before expanding to 2 nights following its early success."
Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter back together again "Five months after announcing their break-up, Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly appear to have rekindled their romance with a vacation in Paris, PEOPLE has learned. Over the holiday weekend, the Yankee slugger, 37, and Charlie's Angels actress, 31, who were staying with friends in a boutique hotel on the Left Bank, took in some of the city's hottest tourist attractions, including Musée D'Orsay on Thursday. On Saturday, they visited the Montmartre district, where they checked out Paris' Sacré-Coeur church. And Kelly didn't let the rainy day dampen her spirits, taking pictures of Jeter on her cell phone while sightseeing. "They looked much in love," an observer tells People. "They were always very, very close [and] very playful as a couple with each other." The notoriously private couple announced their split in August after dating for three years."
Tom Cruise still rules the box office Us: "Tom Cruise is still riding high at the box office. The fourth installment in his Mission: Impossible film franchise, Ghost Protocol, topped the three-day New Year's weekend box office with an estimated $31.3 million gross according to early Sunday totals. Having debuted December 21, the action flick is expected to surpass Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows as the top-grossing December 2011 film. Indeed, Sherlock Holmes finished out the year strong, earning $22.1 million during the holiday haul. The animated sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked settled comfortably into this weekend's third place spot, raking in $18.3 million in receipts from family-friendly moviegoers. Rounding out the New Year's Eve weekend top five were Warhorse ($16.94 million) and the Rooney Mara based-on-the-book pic The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which earned $16.8 million."