HOLLYWOOD—Why do people cheat? Is it the need for a “secret life,” mid-life crisis, boredom or a way of just escaping intimacy? Some men are so intimated by successful women. If you’re a celebrity, the media will drag it out, sometimes they will take sides, and you will constantly read about the infidelities in every gossip magazine and newspaper around the globe. Breakups are never easy, especially if it’s addressed in a memoir. Amy Poehler will be addressing the separation in her forthcoming memoir, “Yes Please,” available October 28. In her book, she offers a slew of personal stories, along with real life advice, in this hilarious and candid book.
Back in September 2012, Poehler and Will Arnett announced their separation after nine years of marriage. Since then, their relationship has been amicable, for the most part, they have kept quiet about their split until now. Like all good parents they never used their children as pawns and have prioritized their two sons’ well being. Arnett filed for divorce in April 2014. Still the actress says, “Getting a divorce really sucks.”
Poehler later found love with comedian Nick Kroll whom she began dating in May 2013. The “Parks and Recreation,” actress is a funny and talented actress, but if you are expecting to get the skinny on why Poehler and her hubby split, then you will be disappointed. She cites sadness and privacy and barely writes a word about why they parted ways, however, there are enough comments about going through rough patches and leaning on close friends to make it clear that it was a devastating time for the actress.
Reese Witherspoon who is gracing the October cover of Vogue magazine talks about her upcoming role in the new movie she is currently promoting. The 38-year-old actress is breaking away from her sweet side role for her upcoming drama titled “Wild,” based off Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest.” It chronicles her journey of self-discovery across the Pacific Crest Trail following the sudden death of her mother.
The film follows the life Strayed detailed in her book as a heroin addict, who has hit rock bottom and is willing to try almost anything to escape her life including a string of one night stands as she tries to cope with her mother’s passing. According to published reports, Strayed went as far as to teach Witherspoon how to properly shoot heroine on the set before the actress had to do it on film.
Witherspoon also goes into detail on her role and how she drew upon her own experiences in life to fill the role in the drama “Wild.” The actress has been tipped for an Oscar nomination for her portrayal in the movie. She won an Oscar for “Walk The Line,” in 2006. Reese produced the film after snapping the rights to the book with her production company Pacific Standard. The screenplay for “Wild,” was written by British writer Nick Hornby. The film is set to open in theaters on December 5.
George Clooney’s wife Amal, who took his last name didn’t mind that her hubby attended “Comic Con,” in NYC last week, cutting their honeymoon short. The human rights barrister has called on Britain to give up its “intransigence” and start talks with Greece on the return of the Elgin Marbles. The battle for the Elgin Marbles has become one of the most contentious cultural disputes in recent history.
In her first post-wedding job this week, she took a three-day working visit to Athens to advise the Greek government on how it can best pursue its claims to win back the marble treasures, taken from the Parthenon and sold to the British Museum by Scottish diplomat Lord Elgin in the early 19th century. According to published reports, Mrs. Clooney led by a legal delegation that included Geoffrey Robertson of Doughty Street Chambers, has been advising the Greeks on the dispute since 2011. Insisting on a legal fight Greeks have been trying to avoid, fearing a rift in bilateral relations with Britain. Britainhas six-months until April to respond.
Rose’s Scoop: U2 front-man Bono has apologized to fans for invading their iTunes library, saying they “might have got carried away,” with their album giveaway.