Our celebrity Summer of Love began dismally with news of Al & Tipper Gore‘s break-up. Ironically, considering how Gore has always distanced himself from Bill Clinton’s marital woes, the Clintons presented a picture of family unity this July as their daughter Chelsea wed. Against all odds (imagine Junior High with Rush Limbaugh as a nationally broadcast bully mocking your looks) Chelsea has turned out beautifully. Congrats to Chelsea and Marc!
Meanwhile, things aren’t going so well for Sarah Palin’s beautiful beleagured daughter Bristol– who reunited with fame-chasing Levi Johnston only to break up again within a week, amidst Levi’s new Baby Daddy scandal allegations. Grizzly Mama Sarah has weighed in to PEOPLE with a subtly I-told-you-so ‘statement.’ (Plus, the whole Palin saga and my own fascination with Bristol has led me to work on an ‘unauthorized novel’ inspired by Bristol– but don’t tell her Mom!)
Off in Hollywood, Mad Mel Gibson‘s divorce-gate just keeps getting uglier. But filmland also gave us perhaps the most stunning real-life couple of the summer, as the fabulously hot and happy Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden wed. Hopefully those two will stay together long enough to have a gorgeous child.
And don’t forget our own favorite ‘Onscreen’ couple of the summer: Julian Brand and Patrice Bunch, burning a hole in your computer screen if you do check out our Celebrities in Disgrace preview… Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts on real-life ‘hit and miss’ celeb. romances…
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