‘Bachelorette’ Emily Maynard Breaks Off Engagement With Jef Holm

'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard Breaks Off Engagement With Jef HolmDespite a happy ending on The Bachelorette finale in July and the hope of building a life and a family together, Emily Maynard and her fiancé Jef Holm have ended their engagement. The pair open up about the split in exclusive statements to PEOPLE:

‘The love between us was so real’

“I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways,” Maynard says. “It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision. As you know, at first I wasn’t sure that I should even be The Bachelorette, but I am a hopeless romantic and I do believe in the show. I have no regrets because I did find love and shared an incredible journey with a really special person – and you know what, we tried our best because the love between us was so real.

And Holm tells PEOPLE:

“Meeting Emily on The Bachelorette was an incredible experience, we’ve had quite the journey. I’ve never loved someone so much in my whole life, Emily is the best person and mom I have ever met. She opened up her world to me and I fell in love with her, [her daughter] Ricki, her family and the Hendricks.

‘Tried our hardest’

“Emily and I are great friends and I hope we can continue to be friends forever. Everyone wants a salacious story to break, but the truth is we are just two people who fell in love and tried our hardest to make it work. I will always love her.”

Holm, who relocated to Charlotte last month, has been spending more time in Los Angeles promoting his company, People Water. Maynard, meanwhile, has been going about her life quietly with daughter Ricki, 7, in Charlotte.

Did you see this breakup coming? What will it take for people to realize that reality TV engagements really don’t work?

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Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Photographed Together Again In L.A.

Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Photographed Together Again In L.A.The proof is in the picture! Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were photographed together Sunday night for the first time since Stewart publicly admitted to a tryst with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, Entertainment Tonight reports.


The couple was spotted at Ye Rustic Inn, a bar in Los Angeles. Following a meeting in September, sources confirmed to PEOPLE last week that Twilight costars had reunited. We are sure all the Twi-hards out there would be thrilled! Or, maybe not? ‘Coz some girls would rather have R-Patz for themselves! LOL!

‘First red carpet appearance’

Stewart, 22, and Pattinson, 26, are scheduled to make their first red carpet appearance together later this month to promote The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Considering that some Twi-hards are still mad at K-Stew for cheating on R-Patz, let’s hope they have a successful red carpet walk together!

With their reconciliation made just in time for their red carpet appearance, have you ever wondered if all the brouhaha about the cheating scandal had been staged on purpose as a marketing stunt? If you beg to disagree, tell us why! Feel free to holler out your thoughts and opinions regarding this hot Twilight issue! Sound off in the comment box below!

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Rosie O’Donnell Wants To Buy A House For ‘Honey Boo Boo’

Living through a heart attack has given Rosie O’Donnell a new lease on life – but she hasn’t lost her trademark sense of humor. In a sit-down interview with PEOPLE, the 50-year-old comedian reveals that she digs the reality TV family on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – and does a spot-on impression of Mama June.

“I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs,” she says referring to some of the family members by their nicknames. “I love ‘em all.”

Going into Mama June’s voice, O’Donnell impersonates the family matriarch cheering on her daughter, Alana, at a pageant. “I love ‘Smoochie! Look at Mama, Smoochie! Look at the judges,’ ” she says while blowing kisses.

O’Donnell praises the show’s 7-year-old star, Alana Thompson, and compares her to the ultimate child star, Shirley Temple. “She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years,” says O’Donnell.

But the comedian’s admiration for the family, who live in home with railroad tracks running through the backyard in McIntyre, Ga., goes beyond regular fandom: ”I’d love to meet them,” she says, “and buy them a house.”

Do you like Honey Boo Boo? What kind of house should Rosie O’Donnell buy for Honey Boo Boo’s family? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions regarding this reality TV show!

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Reese Witherspoon Welcomes Baby Boy Tennessee James!

Oh, baby: Reese Witherspoon is a mom for the third time. The actress gave birth to a son, Tennessee James Toth, on Thursday, Sept. 27, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today,” the rep says. “Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.” And who isn’t thrilled about a new Hollywood baby, right?

The baby is Witherspoon’s first child with her husband, whom she married in March 2011. She is already mom to Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8½, from her prior marriage. In March, a source told PEOPLE that the actress, 36, was eager to have another child.

Witherspoon, who initially kept her pregnancy under wraps, subsequently showed off her baby bump all around the world over the spring and summer — from appearances at the Cannes Film Festival to lunches and errands at home in Los Angeles. “Frankly, I’m feeling very round,” she told reporters in June.

Are you jealous that Reese Witherspoon has another gorgeous kid to add to her brood? What do you think of the baby moniker Tennessee James? Feel free to broadcast your thoughts and opinions via the comment box below!

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French Court Bans Kate Middleton’s Topless Photos

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won their first legal battle in an attempt to block further publication of photos of the Duchess sunbathing topless while on vacation in France.

The photos must not be published again, a French court ruled Tuesday, according to the BBC. And Closer magazine, which was the first to obtain and print them, was ordered to give the originals to the couple within 24 hours. The ruling applies only to France. The Irish Daily Star and the Italian magazine Chi have already republished the photos – the latter in a 26-page section on Monday.

British newspapers, so far, have refrained from printing the photos. But on Monday in Dublin, the publishers of the Irish Daily Star released the following statement: “Independent Star Limited has suspended editor Michael O’Kane with immediate effect, pending an investigation into the circumstances that led to the Irish Daily Star re-publishing pages from the French magazine Closer, which contained images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”

William and Kate, though keeping a brave face during the embarrassing episode while on a tour of Asia, have also filed a criminal complaint against Closer and will be seeking damages, a spokesperson for Clarence House said on Monday.

French attorney Vincent Tolédano, a specialist in media law tells PEOPLE, “Closer cannot publish these images any longer. Now it is up to the criminal investigation to try and determine who the photographer is. In court, Closer maintained they didn’t own the rights to the images, and now it is up to the police … to investigate and determine the particulars.”

What is your reaction regarding Duchess Kate’s leaked topless photos? Do you think the paps trespassed in order to obtain these intimate shots? Feel free to comment on this issue!

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Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Wed Secretly!

It’s been nearly a year since they were first publicly linked – and now Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are husband and wife. A source confirms to PEOPLE that the couple tied the knot Sunday night at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., just outside of Charleston.

The reception took place in a white tent at the plantation on Sunday evening. Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine), a good friend of the Gossip Girl star, performed three songs live, and there was also a deejay who spun tunes. PEOPLE also confirmed that a cake was being driven down from Virginia for the event.

Lively and Reynolds have been in nesting mode since buying a home in Bedford, N.Y., earlier this year. They have subsequently been seen working out together at a local gym, as well as spending quality time with their families in New York and Vancouver, where Reynolds,PEOPLE’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive, was born.

The two, who costarred together in 2011′s Green Lantern, have stayed relatively mum about their relationship, though Lively, 25, did tell Marie Claire this summer, “It’s definitely attractive when a man can dress well.”

Reynolds, 35, was previously married to Scarlett Johansson. The couple divorced in 2010 after two years of marriage. This is the first marriage for Lively, who previously dated her Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley.

Are you happy about Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s secret wedding? Do you think they’d make a strong married couple? Feel free to share your best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Calling It Quits After 9 Years

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are calling it quits. The comedic stars, who wed in August 2003, are ending their marriage, a rep for both actors confirms to PEOPLE.

The pair have seen happier times. In 2005, the Parks and Recreation star, 40, told PEOPLE, “He makes me feel very safe. You can have a lot of adventures if you have someone by your side.”

Arnett, 42, who currently stars on NBC’s Up All Night, said that he “immediately had a talent crush” on Poehler. ”The first time I saw her onstage, I said, ‘I’m gonna marry that girl,’ ” he told PEOPLE in 2009. How about that? Do you still truly believe in love at first sight?

The couple are parents to two sons –Archie, 3½, and Abel, 2. This marriage was the first for Poehler. Arnett was previously married to Penelope Ann Miller. Awww, isn’t it awful that a lot of celebrities have been breaking up and separating this year?

Are you sad to see Amy Poehler and Will Arnett part ways after 9 years of comedic bliss together? Do you think there will ever be a star couple that can weather it out until eternity? Feel free to air out your thoughts and opinions to the world via the comment box below!

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Chad Kroeger Talks About Engagement To Avril Lavigne

It’s been three weeks since Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger wowed the world with the happy news of their surprise engagement. But one person who isn’t paying attention to everyone else’s reaction is the Nickelback rocker himself.

“I try not to take too much interest in the world’s opinion of our relationship,” Kroeger, 37, tells PEOPLE. “I just know the both of us are very happy.”

Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger met earlier this year while collaborating on music for her forthcoming album. Their professional relationship took a turn this summer when they started dating on July 1 – which happens to be a special day for both Canadian megastars.

“We think it’s very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day,” Kroeger says. “We can’t wait to start our life together.”

Before they walk down the aisle, Kroeger, whose band has sold more than 50 million records, will hit the road this month for a European tour with Daughtry. And he’s hoping to have his bride-to-be by his side for some of those dates.

Are you thrilled that the two most famous rockers of our time are going to get hitched soon? What do you think will be the theme of Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne’s wedding? Feel free to give us a holler in the comment box below!

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Snooki Shows Off Baby Lorenzo

Just six days after Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her fiancé Jionni LaValle welcomed their first child, Lorenzo Dominic, they opened their home to PEOPLE to help introduce him to the world.

“It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before,” says Polizzi, 24, who is currently filming the second season of her MTV spin-off Snooki & JWOWW.

It took more than 24 hours of labor, but the pint-sized reality star finally gave birth to her son on Aug. 26. Happily, she and LaValle say that choosing a moniker was much easier.

“We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo,” says LaValle, 25, who adds that he was inspired by a child he knew from his hometown, where he and Polizzi now live with his parents. “She loved it.” The baby’s middle name, Dominic, is in memory of Polizzi’s uncle, who died. “I did it for my dad,” she says.

“When I got pregnant, everything changed,” says Polizzi, who will also appear on the final season of MTV’s Jersey Shore, premiering Oct. 4. “The partying is long gone. I’m a new person.”

Are you sad to know that Jersey Shore is coming to an end soon? Do you think partying is really over for Snooki? Give us a shout out if you think baby Lorenzo Dominic is a looker!

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Ties The Knot

Grey’s Anatomy hunk Jesse Williams, who plays brash surgeon Jackson Avery on the hit ABC drama, tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee, in Los Angeles on Saturday, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple exchanged vows in a romantic, elegant, evening ceremony in front of close family and friends.

“Jesse was beaming with joy throughout the entire ceremony,” said a guest at the wedding. “It was the perfect night with lots of smiling, laughing and emotion. You could feel the love they have for each other. They’re madly in love!”

Williams, 31, and Drake-Lee, 32, have been dating for more than five years. The TV heartthrob first met his bride while he was working as a schoolteacher in New York. Williams taught high school and middle school students before landing his breakthrough role in 2008′s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, playing Alexis Bledel’s love interest.

“She’s been with me through all different facets of my career,” Williams told USA Today in 2010. “She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out.”

Are you happy for Jesse Williams that he finally married the girl of his dreams? OR are you bitter because you want him for yourself? Ha! Tell us about your favorite celebrity weddings!

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