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Frances Bean Cobain Engaged

 The daughter of one of the most influential musician’s in rock history is reportedly engaged. Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole singer Courtney Love, might just be engaged to little known rocker Isaiah Silva. While the couple haven’t actually come right out with the public announcement, there have been reports that they changed their relationship status on Facebook to “engaged” and made a few comments insinuating this was no mistake.

Even though the cat may be out of the bag, don’t expect the pair to ‘fess up anytime soon. Francis is notoriously private and rarely speaks to the press regarding anything personal about her life. With all of the attention she gets from being the daughter of a legend, we can’t say we blame her. In the past week, she and her beau’s Facebook aliases have been revealed (though not on Celebstalk, we will not be publishing that information out of respect for Cobain and Silva’s privacy) as well as private information from their pages to the point where the previously inconspicuous accounts have since been deleted.

One thing that has been said and we CAN say it’s true is that many of Kurt’s fans have noticed a striking resemblance between the late rocker and Silva. Isaiah is also a singer for the little known band The Rambles. While this may be another similarity in part, the band has a much different sound than Nirvana. Don’t expect them to stay little known for long, though. According to reports, interest in the band and Isaiah have jumped up over 500% in the past 24 hours. If you want to hear some of the bands music, they have posts on YouTube.

Frances is perhaps the most obsessed about rock offspring since Lisa Marie Presley. Recently turning 18, the young artist/model has been in the media nonstop lately. Whether it’s to talk about her relationship, her art, her new home or her famous pops, the girl just can’t get any privacy!

So what do you think Celebstalkers? Do you think the pair is engaged? Do you think it’s all a big misunderstanding taken apart by the media? Or do you, like us, simply wish the couple the best and feel bad that they have no privacy from nosy media and pushy celebrity blogs? (hmmm…this is awkward…)  Leave a comment and tell us!


The Death of Amy Winehouse: Coroner Says “Misadventure”

 Since Any Winehouse was found dead in her London home in July, there has been much speculation over what caused her to lose her life. Today the coroner who performed the tests after Amy Winehouse passed away revealed the true reason for the soul singer’s sudden death. Amy, who was just 27 years old, died from consuming an excessive amount of alcohol. While it was released months ago that the singer was not found with any illegal substances in her body, she did consume over five times the legal limit of alcohol in the U.K. which caused her untimely and unexpected demise.  In the U.K., the legal amount to operate an automobile is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. Depending on the person’s body type, the amount of alcohol that can be deemed fatal is about 350 milligrams. Upon her death, the singer had consumed an amount of alcohol that was estimated to bring her blood-alcohol content to 416 milligrams per 100 milliliters.

Amy had quit drinking completely in July when she was struggling to fight her addictions. When she relapsed and consumed such an overwhelming amount of alcohol, her body likely went into shock.

In interviews prior to the release of this information, Amy’s parents were open with their thoughts about how they thought their daughter’s death may have been caused. “Abstinence (from alcohol) gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death,” a source close to the family revealed in July after the singers death.

According to the coroner, the truth was in fact just the opposite. “The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death,” he wrote.  Since Amy voluntarily put the alcohol into her system, the coroner stated “misadventure” to be her cause of death.

“It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy. We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build-up of alcohol in her system over a number of days,” her family said in a statement released today. “The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking that week again after a period of abstinence. It underlines how important our work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is to us, to help as many young people and children as we can in her name. It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world.”

While Amy Winehouse’s untimely and very unexpected death came as a shock to many, we hope fans find some comfort in the closure that this information offers. As many would agree, Amy’s legacy lives on through the Amy Winehouse Foundation and of course, through her legendary and soulful songs. On behalf of her fans, we here at Celebstalk would like to send out condolences to her friends and family and make a promise that we’ll never forget the amazing talent Amy shared with us during her short life. For the fans, it’s plain to see “We only said goodbye with words….”

Rest in peace, Amy.


Bon Jovi and Wife Open a Pay What You Can Restaurant in Jersey

For years, we’ve known Jon Bon Jovi as one of the many musical mougs from New Jersey who made it big. While you might assume he’s busy in the studio working on songs for his newest record (which you’d assume correctly…the rockers next CD will be hitting shelves in 2013 followed by a world tour), what you may not have known is that he and his wife, Dorothea Bongiovi, have been active in the community the rocker grew up in trying to make a difference for those less fortunate. The pair are at it again and have just unveiled their latest project to try and give back.

The Soul Kitchen is the new gourmet restaurant the couple have opened. However, it’s not like any celebrity gourmet restaurant you’ve ever heard of, this is one everyone can afford. Their “pay-what-you-can” menu offers some of the finest gourmet quality meals to those who can’t afford to eat out. Paying customers are asked to leave what they can in the envelopes left on the tables while those who can’t pay money are simply asked to pitch in.

“With the economic downturn, one of the things I noticed was that disposable income was one of the first things that went,” Jon explains. “Dining out, the family going to a restaurant, mom not having to cook, dad not having to clean up – a lot of memories were made around restaurant tables.”

“When I learned that one in six people in this country goes to bed hungry, I thought this was the next phase of the Foundation’s work.” he added.

The Foundation Jon is talking about is the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Other projects they’ve completed through the help of their namesake is building 260 houses for low income families, charity concerts, a local food pantry they began helping in several years ago, and their soup kitchen, Lunch Break, which feeds over 100 people per day, the one that started it all.

Now, after a year and $250,000, The Soul Kitchen is open to those who still want to enjoy fine quality dining at a price they can afford while giving back to the community.

“This is not a soup kitchen,” Bon Jovi makes clear. “You can come here with the dignities of linens and silver, and you’re served a healthy, nutritious meal. This is not burgers and fries.”

The restaurant offers a menu rich in gourmet soul food you’d find in any of the areas most famous eateries. Cornmeal crusted catfish with red beans and rice, grilled chicken breast with homemade basil mayo and rice pilaf and grilled salmon with soul seasonings, sweet potato mash and sauteed greens. Not only do the options sound mouth watering, many of the ingredients were grown in the herb and vegetable garden right outside the doors of the establishment.

“There are no prices on the menu, so if you want to come and you want to make a difference, leave a $20 in the envelope on the table. If you can’t afford to eat, you can bus tables, you can wait tables, you can work in the kitchen as a dishwasher or a sous chef,” he says. “If you say to me, ‘I’m not a people person,’ I say, ‘That’s not a problem. We’ll take you back to Lunch Break to volunteer with those people. If you don’t want to volunteer with that, we’ll take you to the Food Bank.”

“If you come in and say ‘I’m hungry,’ we’ll feed you,” he says. “But we’re going to need you to do something. It’s very important to what we’re trying to achieve.”

Once you’ve volunteered at these places, you’ll earn a food certificate good at The Soul Kitchen for your meal. This idea is all part of a bigger plan for the Foundation to help bring back some community and help people who are struggling know that there are people out there who care about them while giving a little back in return.

“This is not an entitlement thing,” the rocker adds. “This is about empowering people because you have to earn that gift certificate.”

Bon Jovi urges those who can afford to dine out to patron The Soul Kitchen to help make this a true community resource. They are open for dinner near the Red Bank train station in central New Jersey Thursday through Saturday and also offer Sunday Brunch. He and his wife have been staying active in the restaurant and the New Jersey moug we all know and love has been working there at least once per week to pitch in. While you might think he’s busy creating delicious dishes to don the menu with his decades of experience dining in the worlds best restaurants, you might be surprised.

“Last Friday, I was at the White House, serving on the Council for Community Solutions, got on a train, changed in the bathroom and got here in time to to wash dishes Friday night,” he said. “I’m the dishwasher, for real. I can’t cook a lick.”

We have to say, this is by far one of the coolest things we’ve heard of recently. We wish Jon and Dorothea and the rest of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation much success.

So what do you think about this Celebstalkers? Isn’t is great to see celebrities giving back to the community?


In Case You’ve Been Wondering…

So you may have been wondering where we’ve been these past few months. Well, Celebstalkers, we’ve been searching for great new stories for you. Stay tuned because there’s a lot of exciting stuff coming up and in fact, we’ll be adding a couple of new posts VERY soon. Don’t give up on us…you are our only hope!! 🙂


Amy Winehouse Has Died

It’s a sad day in music history today as we learn that British soul artist Amy Winehouse has died. Earlier today the “Back to Black” singer was found in her London home. Although it is speculated by sources that she had suffered a drug overdose, the official cause of death has yet to be determined. Amy had dealt with a number of personal demons including drug and alcohol abuse as well as eating disorders. Her untimely death has come just weeks after the singers latest stint in rehab to conquer those demons.

Amy Winehouse rose to stardom with the release of her second album, Back to Black, which included her smash hit “Rehab”. Winning numerous awards for her soulful voice, Amy was on the fast track to a highly successful music career. Unfortunately, her life off the stage became more famous than her sensational voice. Having been treated multiple times for her addictions and arrested for assault twice, her talent, though undeniable, was overshadowed. With her latest visit to rehab, many of her fans were hoping for her to turn over a new leaf in her music. Today, with news of her death, fans and colleagues of Amy Winehouse such as Rihanna, Tony Bennett, Rob Thomas and Hayley Williams of Paramore have spoken out about the grief they’ve been feeling at the news of her death. Amy was 27 years old.

While her time onstage may have come to an abrupt end, her musical legacy will live on forever.

                   September 14, 1983-July 23, 2011


Amy Winehouse Says “Yes Yes Yes” to Rehab (Again)

 

 

 

Soulful songstress Amy Winehouse is giving rehab another go before she starts her European tour.

“Amy Winehouse has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic,” her rep said in a recent statement. ” “She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors’ advice.”

According to sources at People, Winehouse’s father urged her to seek treatment for her drinking.

Winehouse is responsible for hits such as “Back to Black”, “You Know I’m No Good”, and ironically…”Rehab”.

Celebstalk wishes Ms. Winehouse the best of luck.

Amy’s tour kicks off June 18th. What do you think Celebstalkers? Will Amy finally “clean” up her act?


Kate Hudson Engaged!!

Kate Hudson has had a very busy year indeed! Just months after she and rocker beau, Matt Bellamy of Muse announced the actresses pregnancy, Kate has just revealed on the Today Show that the pair are engaged to be married!

“I haven’t really announced it, I was waiting for someone to notice.” Kate told Matt Lauer when he pointed out the amazing 9 carat ring, platinum ring on Wednesday in an interview.

Hard to miss, right?That’s what we thought until we learned it took an entire week for anyone else to notice the big rock!

So what’s next for the couple? No date has been set yet that we know of, but the birth of their baby who is due in just a couple more months!Although neither of them want to know the sex of the baby as of yet, you can be sure that you’ll hear about it first here on Celebstalk!!

So what do you think of the massive bling Celebstalkers? Although it’s not typical of Kate’s boho syle, we think it’s pretty timeless!


Matthew Morrison & Olivia Munn Play Tonsil Hockey at the Rangers Game!

Sorry, Gleekers! It looks like Matthew Morrison may be off the market! The musical moug was caught givin’ some sugar to actress Olivia Munn at the Rangers game in Madison Square Garden this weekend!

Perfect Couples star, Olivia Munn and Glee’s Matthew Morrison met for the first time at a Dallas Super Bowl bash earlier this month, but this is the first time they have been photographed together and they look like they are getting pretty cozy!

So what do you think, Celebstalkers? Are you lovin’ the lovin’ or do you think they need a slushy in the face?


Guess Who’s Going “Gaga” For Marisa Tomei!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to recent reports, Lady Gaga says she would love for award-winning actress Marisa Tomei to portray her in a biopic role about her life (who wouldn’t, right?). On a recording of Surius XM Radio’s The Morning Mash Up, the singer was asked which Hollywood star she would most like to see if a movie were made about her life.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Rosario Dawson,” she said. “Oh you know what? I would have Marisa Tomei play me. I am such a Marisa Tomei fan.”

“All my friends call me Marisa when I get angry,” she explains.”Because my New York accent just flies out of my body and I start smacking my gum.”

So does the singer have any big screen dreams of her own?

“I think at some point, yes,” she says. “I think I’m sort of destined for that screen at some point.”

So what do you think, Celebstalkers? Do you think that Gaga’s got what it takes to be a leading lady?

Who would you choose to portray her in a biopic?

Comment below and become immortalized forever!


Seth Rogen Talks The Green Hornet

Actor Seth Rogen talks about his most recent project, the 3D action/comedy that is based on the 1960’s comic and television series The Green Hornet, with costar Jay Chou.

Seth, who has previously starred in films like Pineapple Express and Knocked Up helped to cowrite The Green Hornet and the onscreen duo talked about how they met and what you can expect from the movie that is premiering nationwide on Friday.

According to the interview, the pair met on Skype when Seth was trying to locate the perfect actor to take the role of Kato. Since Seth was in LA and Jay was in Taiwan, where he has a very successful career in music, they read lines over the internet and decided that Jay was the perfect candidate for the part.

The movie will follow Seth’s character, Britt Reid, the slacker son of a media tycoon who dies suddenly. After Britt becomes pals with his dad’s employee, Kato, the pair reinvent themselves as crime fighters with Britt becoming The Green Hornet and Kato his sidekick while both become interested in their new secretary, Lenore Case who is played by Cameron Diaz.

Seth recently announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Miller and this is Jay Chou’s American acting debut.

Anyone who is a fan of the 1960’s series should be sure to check it out and even if you have never seen it, Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz never seem to disappoint when it comes to making us laugh!

Tell us if you are excited about the big premier!