Trouble in 'Bachelor' paradise
It's not all Champagne toasts and roses -- did you get that one? -- for "The Bachelor" Sean Lowe and his new fiancee, Catherine Giudici. Despite the rosy exterior and smiling coupley appearances, the born-again virgin and his bride-to-be -- or maybe not -- are having some trouble.
Just one week -- I repeat, one week -- after announcing their engagement, the "happy couple" got into an argument at the Sayers Club in L.A. while celebrating Sean's first performance on "Dancing With the Stars," according to Life & Style. An eyewitness said that "about an hour after they arrived, Sean and Catherine were in a corner, and she was clearly mad at him, yelling at him. Sean was trying to talk to her, but she didn't want to hear it. She was fed up with him and rolled her eyes. Then she started crying, wiping her eyes and looking away from him."
And earlier that night, at the show's afterparty, an eyewitness said, "[T]hey hardly talked. Catherine was texting on her iPhone while Sean was drinking beer and toasting with his buddies that he had flown in from Dallas. He was being very goofy, very frat boyish, and Catherine looked like she didn't want to be there."
More recently, a source told Us Weekly that Catherine is "bored and lonely" in L.A., where she recently moved after Sean accepted a spot on "DWTS."
The source continued: "[Catherine] goes to some 'DWTS' rehearsals, but mostly stays home watching TV."
One of Catherine's pals also told Us that the graphic designer "misses her Seattle crew" and that "[the couple is] supposed to move to Texas, but she has no idea when that'll happen."
The couple must have gotten wind of the media's negative attention, because on Monday night's episode of "DWTS," they were extra lovey-dovey, as if trying to overcompensate for the rumors.
The theme for the night was "The Best Years of Their Lives," and of course, Sean dedicated his dance to his fiancee.
Sean gushed about his new love, saying in a clip, "Without question, the best year of my life was 2012. The experience of being 'The Bachelor' is one thing, but that pales in comparison to finding Catherine. And that's what it's all about."
And he kept going ...
"[Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up'] so perfectly encapsulated everything that I've gone through this year because although I didn't find love the first go-around on 'The Bachelorette,' I was fortunate enough to find it on the second go-around of 'The Bachelor.' "
"I knew Catherine was the one for me because I never wanted to say goodbye to her. ... I wanted to spend every waking minute with her."
And going ...
"This dance definitely holds extra meaning for me because I owe everything to Catherine for putting her life on hold to come down to L.A. to support me. And I hope that she sees how much I love her through this Viennese waltz."
And to top it all off, at the end of his performance with partner Peta Murgatroyd, the King of Sappiness waltzed over to Catherine, who was sitting in the front row, and planted a kiss on her lips, throwing in the perfunctory "I love you."
The crowd seemed to buy it, jumping to its feet in applause, but do you?
Happy birthday for April 10
Actress Emily Rose Everhard ("Cake") is 17.
Singer-actress AJ Michalka of Aly and AJ is 22.
Actor Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense") is 25.
Singer-actress Mandy Moore ("The Princess Diaries," "Saved!") is 29.
Actor Ryan Merriman ("The Pretender") is 30.
Bassist Andrew Dost of fun. is 30.
Actress Chyler Leigh ("Grey's Anatomy") is 31.
Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 34.
Rapper Q-Tip of a Tribe Called Quest is 43.
Singer Kenny Lattimore is 43.
Guitarist Mike Mushok of Staind is 44.
Comedian Orlando Jones is 45.
Drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander of Primus is 48.
Singer Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves is 53.
Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 53.
Musician Brian Setzer is 54.
Singer-producer Babyface is 55.
Bassist Steven Gustafson of 10,000 Maniacs is 56.
Actor Peter MacNicol ("Ally McBeal," "24") is 59.
Singer Terre Roche of the Roches is 60.
Actor Steven Seagal ("Under Siege," "Exit Wounds") is 61.
Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 66.
Sportscaster John Madden is 77.
Actor Omar Sharif ("Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago") is 81.
Actress Liz Sheridan ("Seinfeld") is 84.
Actor Max von Sydow ("Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close")
What the stars are tweeting
"After 8 days at home with LBS, my afternoon trip to Costco felt like late night rager at a strip club. #buyinbulkparty" - @daxshepard1 (actor Dax Shepard), on his first outing after welcoming daughter Lincoln Bell Shepard with fiancee Kristen Bell
"I wouldn't say motherhood, I would say pregnancy, 'cause everybody makes it just so, you know, glamorous and cute. But it's hell. It's disgusting. I hate it. But the reward is awesome."
- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, talking to a TMZ reporter about a myth/something tougher than expected about motherhood
Kim Kardashian will be introducing Selena Gomez's performance of her new single, "Come & Get It," at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, E! News reports.
Country singer and "The Voice" mentor Blake Shelton will be officiating Kelly Clarkson's wedding to Brandon Blackstock, the bride-to-be told Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell.
Actor-screenwriter Billy Smith's wife, Kathryn Hernandez, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday, whom the couple named Dennis Ricardo Smith, People reports.
It's going to be not one, but two bundles of joy for former "Cold Case" star Kathryn Morris and her bf, Johnny Messner. The couple told Us Weekly that they're expecting twins.
Megan Fox was seen out and about with a new red hairdo, which she got done for her role as April in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" remake, according to People.
- Elizabeth Larner