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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?


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?


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!


“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Sweeps The People’s Choice Awards

While the clear winner of the night at this year’s People’s Choice Awards went to “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, we were a little surprised at some of the awards that our favorite vamps and werewolves didn’t go home with.

Even though the cast made a pretty good sweep this year, Robert Pattinson didn’t do so well. Up for twp big awards, the sexy Brit who made Edward Cullen even hotter didn’t win either of them.

The first award, Favorite Movie Actor, went to Celebstalk’s Mougar of the Year, Johnny Depp…which I mean…come on…who beats Johnny Depp? As we were shown at the PCA, not even RPattz. The second awards, however, Rob lost out to Zac Efron for the Favorite Movie Star Under 25. Really?! Did anyone see Charlie St. Cloud?? We didn’t think so…

Even though he didn’t win, we still love you Rob and your castmates did pretty well. Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner went home with awards for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite On-Screen Team. Eclipse also won Favorite Movie and Favorite Movie Drama.

Other big winners were “Glee”, “House”, Adam Sandler, Taylor Swift and Toy Story 3.

So what did you think of the show, Celebstalkers?


Kellie Pickler & Kyle Jacobs Elope

Kellie Pickler and her fiance, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, were married on New Years Day in an intimate ceremony held on a private island in the Caribbean.

People magazine confirms that the couple was engaged back in June.

24 year old Kellie, who found her stardom through American Idol and is now one of country music’s most popular female artists and her new husband, Kyle Jacobs, has written songs for country superstars such as Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Teri Clark, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill and of course, Kellie Pickler, just to name a few.

Celebstalk wishes the newlyweds a long and happy marriage!


Eddie Vedder and Jill McCormick Wed

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and his longtime girlfriend, model Jill McCormick, were married in a small ceremony on Saturday in Hawaii.

Guests of the wedding included Sean Penn and musician Jack Johnson.

Eddie proposed to Jill last year at a gala where he paid tribute to Bruce Springsteen after years of living together.

The couple have 2 daughters, Olivia 6 and Harper Moon who is almost 2.

Congrats to the couple from Celebstalk!!


Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy Cozy Up in Vienna

Kate Hudson and Muse’s Matt Bellamy are quickly becoming one of the hottest (and most well traveled) celebrity couples out there! From lunch in Paris to house hunting all over Europe and now drinks in Vienna, these two have been spotted all over the place together. In this picture we saw on daily mail UK, the two were spotted talking in the Hotel Imperial cafe in Vienna as Kate was reading what appears to be a script while Matt listens intently and smiles.

New rumors say that the lovey-dovey couple is now searching for an abode in New York, maybe in addition to the one they are looking for in Europe? Not sure yet. However, Bellamy has started speaking up more about the relationship.

Last month, before meeting Hudson’s mom, Goldie Hawn, Matt said, “We are meeting next week. I’m quite nervous!”

When asked about their future together, Matt said “It’s a bit too soon to talk about weddings and stuff. Ask me again in a few months though!

‘Things are going great at the moment. I am very happy. We’re just having fun together and are seeing how it goes. Kate is great.

‘We have tried to keep things private so we haven’t told anyone how we met or any details like that. We are just doing our thing.”

Well, rumor has it that the pair met in April at the Coachella Music Festival and hit it off. Sounds like things are moving along pretty smoothly and going great for the couple!

So what do you think, Celebstalkers? Do we hear wedding bells in the future for Matt and Kate??