Entertainment behind the scenes
If you spent the weekend worrying what wedding gift to buy for Elizabeth Taylor, you’re in the clear.
The actress sent out a Twitter message on Monday denying an US Weekly report that she was planning to walk — or, more likely, roll in her wheelchair — down the aisle for a ninth time with a man almost 30 years her junior.
“The rumors regarding my engagement simply aren’t true. Jason is my manager and dearest friend. I love him with all my heart,” Taylor Tweeted.
“Jason” is talent manager Jason Winters. The US Weekly report, issued on Friday, said Winters was 49 and also represents Janet Jackson. The magazine quoted an unidentified source close to the 78-year-old actress as saying that the pair recently got engaged. Another source told the magazine that “they’ve been together forever and are in love.”
Here’s a warning to rock stars who hook up with hot, young actresses: Your stellar career immediately becomes irrelevant in the hyper-competitive world of gossip magazines.
To wit, Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, who has sold millions of records during a two-decade career. But thanks to a six-year marriage to a Hollywood starlet, he is merely “Kate Hudson’s ex” in the eyes of US Weekly.
Once upon a time in America, kids grew up, dated, got serious, got engaged, then married and had kids. Now, it seems they just date, get pregnant, then get engaged — at least if they are Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney’s little sis, who turns the grand old age of 17 next week on April 4.
Word comes from Us Weekly magazine on Wednesday that Jamie Lynn, who stars as a high school student on the Nickelodeon TV network’s popular “Zoey 101,” is now engaged to her ‘long-time” boyfriend Casey Aldridge, the father of her as yet unborn baby.