"If you love someone, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours." Kahlil Gibran's mushy sentiment sums up a torturous post by Jada Pinkett Smith on Monday, which purports to clarify the essence of her 16-year marriage to Will Smith.
"I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK,' " Jada recently told HuffPost Live, leading some to conclude the couple have an open marriage. On Monday, Jada posed a series of questions on Facebook about the balance "between trust and love and how they coexist." She wrote, "Do we believe that the more control we put on someone the safer we are?"
She added, "Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship . . . this means we have GROWN one."
The Osbournes endure?
Jack Osbourne, 27, on Monday rubbished reports in the British tabloids that his parents, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, are splitting up after 31 years of marriage.
The Daily Mail has claimed that, earlier this month, Sharon moved into a separate house in Beverly Hills.
Plaza stunt not planned
MTV insists that the bizarre Aubrey Plaza incident Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards wasn't part of the show. Plaza, a 28-year-old actor from Wilmington, Del., best known for Parks and Recreation, jumped on stage during Will Ferrell's Comedic Genius award acceptance speech and began yanking the thing out of his arms.
"Just like we rehearsed it," Ferrell said to save face.
Plaza, who also had a display ad for her film The To-Do List emblazoned across her dress, left the stage after her schtick, whereupon she was ejected from the theater.
Rebel Wilson's body
Unlike Plaza's, the stunt by Pitch Perfect actor Rebel Wilson - she let her sequined black dress slip to show a fake double nipple - was planned. The 27-year-old Aussie comic made the faux faux pas as part of a friendly harangue about body-image issues in Hollywood.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
An appeals court on Monday upheld a judge's decision to nearly double Cameron Douglas' prison sentence to 9½ years after Douglas, son of famed actor Michael, was found with drugs in prison. . . . Canadian funnyman Kevin Hart was arrested Sunday for DUI on Highway 101 in Los Angeles. He left jail hours later on $5,000 bond. He later tweeted, "Drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter." . . . Matt Damon and wife Luciana renewed their marriage vows in an intimate ceremony Saturday on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. High-powered pals Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, and Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones were in attendance. . . . Jane Seymour, 62, and her fourth husband, James Keach, 65, separated months ago and plan to divorce after a 10-year marriage, People mag says. The couple have 17-year-old twins, Johnny and Kristopher.
Selena Gomez on tour
Selena Gomez, 20, she of the impossibly fine features, will take her music - and post-Justin Beiber angst - on a 56-city world tour this summer and fall. She'll do the Wells Fargo Center in Philly on Oct. 18. Tix go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Info: www.ticketmaster.com.
"I couldn't be more excited to tour again," says she in an intimate news release, "but this time around the world."
It's raining babies!
Harvey Weinstein, who has midwifed some of the most winning American films of the last 25 years, has a baby of his own. He and his wife, designer Georgina Chapman, welcomed a son Thursday in New York, People has confirmed. . . . Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush announced Sunday that their daughter Jenna Bush Hager and her hub, Henry Chase Hager, have welcomed a baby girl, Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager. . . . The Great Gatsby's Isla Fisher, who has two kids with hub Sacha Baron Cohen - Olive, 5, and Elula, 2 - tells Fitness mag that she cares about her weight, but won't obsess over it. She doesn't even own a scale. "I have two young girls, and I wouldn't want them to see me weighing myself all the time," she says. "I don't think it sends the right message."
Today in EntBiz news
Faith Hill is yanking the opening song she provided NBC's Sunday Night Football, a Joan Jett-flavored mix of her tune, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night." It has been "an honor" to be with the show, Hill tweets, but "it's time 2 let someone else rock the open."
Speaking of NBC, the New York Post says the Peacock is developing a kid-size version of the talent show The Voice to feature contestants age 8-14. It
would follow similar shows in Germany, Holland, and Finland.
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