Kelly Clarkson is married!
After plenty of speculation about whether she and fiance Brandon Blackstock would elope after they canceled their original wedding plans, Clarkson confirmed the happy news via social media on Monday, tweeting, "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!"
The singer shared two photos from her big day, for which she donned a long-sleeved lace gown, People reports.
Back in February, she described what she would wear at her nuptials as "my personality in a dress. A little rock 'n' roll. A little tattered. Nothing like a princess thing!"
Up until her December 2012 engagement to Blackstock, 35, (who has two children, Savannah, 11, and Seth, 7, from a previous marriage), the pop singer wasn't sure she'd ever get married.
"I've only had three other boyfriends that I dated, and not really seriously," Clarkson, 31, told People earlier this year. But when she met the music manager at a rehearsal for the American Country Music Awards in 2006, she immediately thought he could be someone special. "This guy walks by, making everybody laugh. I said, 'I'm gonna end up with him. I know it,' " she said.
Beth Stern, who grew up in Natrona Heights and Fox Chapel, has been named the host and emcee of Hallmark Channel's first gridiron great "Kitten Bowl" on Super Bowl Sunday, the network announced.
On the show, Stern will be joined by official play-by-play announcer John Sterling, the legendary radio voice of the New York Yankees. "Kitten Bowl," in association with North Shore Animal League America, the nation's largest no-kill shelter and animal adoption organization, will be presented Feb. 2 from noon to 9 p.m.
Stern is a TV personality and activist whose work on behalf of North Shore Animal League America is renowned. She is the wife of radio personality and reality star Howard Stern, and together the couple have fostered and adopted countless shelter pets.
Rihanna doesn't like being told what to do.
And following a recent bit of controversy over the weekend, it seems as though the pop star is acting out by taking it all off, E! News reports.
RiRi shared a few pics of herself taking a bubble bath in the buff -- and sans makeup -- on her Instagram account.
She appeared wearing nothing but a pair of silver hoop earrings and playing around with bubbles in her massive tub.
The "What Now" singer captioned one of the pics "She. #greece." Talk about racking up those frequent-flier miles!
Just days ago, the 25-year-old was in Abu Dhabi, where she ran into a little trouble with a few religious leaders.
Decked out in a black jumpsuit and head scarf, Rihanna ditched her usual scantily clad garb and kept in line with Abu Dhabi's dress requirements for women, who generally cover up their entire bodies for religious reasons, except for their eyes and hands.
But it seems that her ensemble wasn't the issue during her visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the United Arab Emirates' capital's biggest tourist attractions.
Mosque officials did not approve of the snapshots claiming that RiRi was in an area that's normally off-limits to visitors and that her impromptu photo shoot violated the rules on the "sanctity of the mosque."
They then asked the singer and her entourage to leave the compound entirely.
Clearly she's living up to her Instagram name--BadGalRiRi!
The following day she performed at Abu Dhabi's du Arena, wearing a white baseball cap and an all-white conservative outfit--tank top, baggy, wide-leg pants and sneakers.
Even covered up, she can't help but land in hot water!
Michael Douglas sounds optimistic when it comes to him and estranged wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, People reports.
"Things are great," Douglas, now starring in "Last Vegas," told reporters when asked about his nearly 13-year marriage. "Onward and upward."
Douglas, 69, was sans Zeta-Jones, 44, in Las Vegas at a promotional event for his new movie but donned his wedding ring and seemed in fine spirits.
Zeta-Jones was also spotted wearing her wedding ring in New York City last week, although the couple, who decided to "take a break" from their marriage earlier this year, haven't stepped out publicly together since last spring.
Douglas said he planned on seeing his father, 95-year-old screen legend Kirk Douglas, over the weekend, and added that he'd spoken to his 13-year-old son, Dylan, earlier in the evening.
The teen happened to mention his father's new movie, which also stars Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline, as older pals who attend a bachelor party in Sin City.
"He's having a sleepover with his friend." Michael said about Dylan. "He says, 'Dad, Tommy saw one of the clips for the movie. He thinks it's so cool. He thinks it's better than 'The Hangover.' I thought, oh, Dylan, from your lips to God's ears."
A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government's shutdown has been repaid -- more than 300 times over -- by television star Ellen DeGeneres, People reports.
Sarah Hoidahl, a waitress in Concord, N.H., just wanted to do a nice thing for the soldiers, so she paid for their lunch. It cost her $27.75. On Friday, DeGeneres squared the tab and then some, giving Hoidahl $27.75 in cash and a check for $10,000.
An emotional Hoidahl buried her face in her hands and thanked DeGeneres as the talk show host repeated, "You're a good person."
DeGeneres caught wind of Hoidahl's act of kindness when the New Hampshire National Guard posted a picture on its Facebook page. The story spread quickly online, producers saw it and invited Hoidahl to Hollywood. Ellen also gave her a 50-inch television.