Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years

Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years - In a town where marriages rarely make it past the one-year mark, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one of those couples that make celebrity marriages seem pretty awesome. They’ve been married for over 23 years now--which is like 5 lifetimes in Hollywood--and admit they fall more in love with each other every day. So what’s their secret to maintaining such a long, healthy relationship in this town? "We want to be married to each other,” Rita confessed to Hollyscoop at the Larry Crowne movie premiere in Hollywood. She added, “I think that's very, very important [to want to be married]. You got to want to be married to the person you're married to. We still like each other a lot." Tom was previously married to Samantha Lewes in 1978 but began an affair with future wife Rita Wilson while they were filming Volunteers. He recently admitted he wasn’t proud of the affair, but couldn’t deny the chemistry he had with Rita. He told GQ magazine, "Rita and I just looked at each other and - kaboing - that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied." Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years

Dolly Parton Whitney Houston

Dolly Parton Whitney Houston - Dolly Parton paid tribute to Whitney Houston, the deceased pop diva who catapulted her song “I Will Always Love You” to a global phenomenon, by citing the ballad they both made famous. “Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston,” Parton said in a statement Saturday. “I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.’” Houston died Saturday at the age of 48. The singer had a well-chronicled struggle with substance abuse and drugs. Also read: Whitney Houston Dead at 48 Parton wrote “I Will Always Love You” in 1973. The song chronicled her split with her collaborator Porter Wagoner. The country star’s version rose to first place on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and was later re-recorded for the soundtrack of her film “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” However, it took Houston to make the ballad a true crossover hit. The song was featured prominently in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” which marked Houston’s film debut. It would break records to spend 14 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, and would become perhaps Houston’s best known torch song. Dolly Parton Whitney Houston

Bon Iver Best New Artist

Bon Iver Best New Artist - Like Arcade Fire's surprise Album of the Year win at last year's Grammys, Bon Iver taking home Best New Artist on Sunday night (February 12) over more established artists like Nicki Minaj was bound to raise a few eyebrows. When you asked "Who are Arcade Fire?" in 2012, we had you covered, and we've been following Wisconsin singer Justin Vernon (the man behind Bon Iver) for quite some time — long before he snagged BNA and Best Alternative Album at this year's ceremony. Quite the pleasant surprise for the under-the-radar folk singer, who recently became the face of a Bushmills whiskey ad to boot. Bon Iver's second, self-titled disc was released in early 2011 but is still clearly getting the attention it deserves. He may have made a few public derogatory comments about the Grammy Awards ceremony itself, but that didn't sway the voters or the singer from showing up. To put his "underground" status into perspective: Bon Iver debuted at #2 in June 2011 on sales of just under 104,000, but its total album sales to date (just over 357,000) are nothing compared to a powerhouse-seller like Adele's 21. A helpful primer on Justin Vernon/ Bon Iver: The former All-State high school football star and World Religion college major began his career playing in the jazzy party band Mount Vernon, which transitioned into DeYarmond Edison, formed with some old high school pals who all moved to North Carolina in 2005 to spread their musical wings. A year later, things fell apart with his band and his girlfriend, just as he was laid low by a vicious bout of mono, driving Vernon back to Eau Claire for some physical and psychic healing. Bon Iver Best New Artist

Whitneys Mother Cissy

Whitneys Mother Cissy - Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston has expressed her devastation at the loss of her daughter, who died Saturday afternoon as she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party in California. She described the death of her daughter as an "unimaginable tragedy." "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney," the gospel singer said in a statement according to OnTheRedCarpet.com. "This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends." The 78-year-old mother has reported that she talked to her daughter just half an hour before she was found unconscious in a hotel room bath tub. It has also been reported that Houston talked to her cousin Dionne Warwick just several hours earlier to confirm seating arrangements at that evening's party, according to TMZ. However, it was to be a party that Houston would never attend, and the pop icon was later pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, Feb. 11. Houston had a well-documented fight with drug and alcohol abuse over the years, and she was in rehab just in May of last year following a relapse to her old addictions. But she was reported to have been healthy in the days prior to her death, and just two days before tragedy struck she gave what became her final performance, singing "Yes Jesus Loves Me" at an LA nightclub. Bobby Brown, Houston's ex-husband, who was on a reunion tour with New Edition, is reportedly devastated at the news. He took to the stage Saturday night, breaking into tears at one point, in an emotional performance. Whitneys Mother Cissy