Look, no one back home will believe you if you dont have a picture! Fearing that her pushing might get physical, I tell her that Im on this cruise as a journalist, that Ive met Blais a few times and that Im more interested in hearing why shes here than in acting on any fanboy tendencies of my own. Finally, she relents. But Roses vehemence makes it clear how intensely she feels about Blais and the show. And its reactions like hers that explain why Top Chef: The Cruise drew a sold-out crowd for its voyage from Miami to Cozumel and back in the spring. Rose and her fellow fans jumped at the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favorite reality-show stars or at least as up close and personal as you can get when 2,000 people are trying to do the same thing. It makes a lot of sense: Cruise ships are fishbowls anyway, floating hotels that devotees love and critics hate for some of the same reasons. (Pro: You dont have to leave the boat! Con: You cant leave the boat!) So you may as well bide your time with others who share at least one of your interests. Standing in line for dinner or a safety drill or a shore excursion, all you have to do to strike up a conversation is ask, Which season was your favorite? I was all about Seasons 7, 8 and 9, Rose says when I ask her. Season 10? Well, not so much. It turns out that Rose and her husband are not very into cruises, she confesses.
On Celebrity’s ‘Top Chef’ cruise, food and fun are on the menu
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback married Candice Crawford, sister of Nate Archibald Chace Crawford, in May 2011. Ever since, he and Chace have been thick as thieves, mostly because they both seem to be sort of into football. People magazine has reported that the now bros-in-law were “already friends” long before the wedding took place, and in 2011, Romo, Candice and Chace all partied together at the Super Bowl festivities. All were utterly unperturbed by the fact that Romo wasn’t involved in the actual game. And that’s all that matters. Lance Armstrong & Jake Gyllenhaal Source: E Online Lance Armstrong, at one point in his life, seemed to have a lot of famous friends. Now that he’s revealed himself to be the biggest fraud on the planet, that may not be the casebut during brighter days, Jake Gyllenhaal could frequently be spotted at his side. The disgraced cyclist and the actor were often seen working out together (what else would they be doing?) back in the day, circa 2006, cycling through Malibu and taking in the luscious scenery. Strangely, their relationship seemed to fall apart suddenly, apropos of nothing. Maybe Jake knew something we didn’t…or maybe he just got sick of cycling and decided to take up running instead. Scott Halleran/Getty Images Who would ever want to be friends with Johnny Manziel? By all indications, he seems to be burning all of his bridges in College Station, TX, the place that built him into the college football legend he is today. Sure, he has legions of sycophants who love what he does on the football field, but nothing about the way he conducts himself on a daily basis suggests that spending time with him would be pleasant.
NO MORE launches new celebrity-driven domestic violence awareness campaign (Photos)
The study NO MORE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Survey of Attitudes and Experiences of Teens and Adults shows an urgent need for increased awareness, conversation and education around domestic violence and sexual assault, with an emphasis on what bystanders can do to prevent violence and help victims before it is too late. Among the key findings of the newly released study: 60% of Americans know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Three out of four (73%) parents with children under the age of 18 said that they have not had a conversation about domestic violence or sexual assault with their children. 67% of Americans say they have not talked about domestic violence with their friends; even more, 73% have not discussed sexual assault. Even though 75% of Americans say that they would step in and help a stranger being abused, the reality is most people do not help. For example, among the 70% of women who experienced domestic violence and then told someone about it, more than half (58%) said that no one helped them. But 64% of Americans say if we talk more about domestic violence and sexual assault, it would make it easier to help someone. The Avon Foundation for Women funded this survey to better understand why domestic violence and sexual assault remain so inherently hidden and marginalized in our society, said Carol Kurzig, President of the Avon Foundation for Women. The data shows us that conversations about these issues simply are not happening. That silence leaves victims trapped by the shame, stigma and fear that these crimes carry. If we can encourage more people to start talking, we can end that cycle and bring these issues to light in a new way. The full report can be viewed at nomore.org/nomorestudy . The new, celebrity-driven NO MORE PSA directly addresses the silence and inaction of Americans on these critical issues. The NO MORE PSA campaign was spearheaded by the Joyful Heart Foundation , one of the many championing organizations behind the creation of the NO MORE symbol, and was directed by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, the Foundations President and Founder, in her directorial debut.