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eschmig transit1 Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds Together

Plus, what clothing company wants to pay “The Situation” NOT to wear their clothes, and Jennifer Hudson talks weight loss.  It’s the Schmig for Wednesday, August 17th, 2011!

Very cute…and keeping people talking, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were on vacation together last weekend. The two – with Ryan carrying Sandra’s son Louis in a backpack – took a hike through Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. They were apparently on vacation with a few other friends.

Abercrombie & Fitch is asking “The Situation” to ditch their duds. They’ve issued a press release saying, quote “We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image.” The press release then says they’d be willing to pay the “Jersey Shore” star and the show’s producers a “substantial” amount to find something else to wear!

Kevin Federline’s girlfriend, Victoria Prince, gave birth to a baby girl on Monday. They named her Jordan Kay.

Jennifer Hudson says she’s prouder of her weight loss than her Oscar. She told “Self” magazine that she didn’t realize she was plus-sized until she was on the red carpet for “American Idol”. She said, “an interviewer asked, ‘How does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?’ I looked around, like, Who is she talking to? Oh, me? I’m plus-sized? In the neighborhood I’m from in Chicago, a 16 is normal But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out.” Jennifer didn’t think about losing weight until she was pregnant with her son, because she wanted to set a good example. She ended up losing 80 pounds, and went from a size 16 to a size 6.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong just last week said to E! that having her marriage to Russell disintegrate was “going to be tough….It’s what I signed up for, but it doesn’t make it any easier.” It went from tough, to unfathomable, as her estranged husband Russell was found dead Monday from an apparent suicide. He was 47. No word on what Bravo will do with the next season, which is supposed to premiere September 5th.

Dr. Phil will interview Casey Anthony’s parents for the start of his 10th season, September 12th. He said that he “asked them some very tough questions” and “nothing is off limits during this interview.”

Celebrity Birthdays

  • Robert DeNiro – 68
  • Sean Penn – 51
  • Donnie Wahlberg – 42
  • Belinda Carlisle – 53

Justin Bieber had part of a street named after him yesterday, thanks to an 11-year-old Mayor. Caroline Gonzales won a contest to be Mayor for a Day in Forney, Texas, and her first act was to change part of Main Street to Justin Bieber Way. It stayed that way for the day, but it’s now back to Main Street.

Former “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen is now 18, and says she doesn’t want to act anymore. She said, “I quit ‘Gossip Girl’ and now tour and am in a band. That’s pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully, I’ll be able to only do that for the rest of my life.” Her band, The Pretty Reckless, is out with Evanescence.

Anne Hathaway was on “Conan” last night, and she rapped about the paparazzi. She said it was “in the style of Lil Wayne”…very funny.

TV Tonight – To The Mat at 7 on CMT starring Ricky Schroeder

On this day 25 years ago, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen played his first big UK concert with the band after losing his left arm in a car accident….19 years ago, Woody Allen admitted that he was sleeping with the adopted daugther of his partner, Mia Farrow. He and Soon-Yi Previn are still together, and have two children together….17 years ago, David Caruso quit “NYPD Blue” to start a film career….3 years ago, Michael Phelps became the first person to win eight gold medals in a single Olympic Games.

Bono’s rolling in the dough, thanks to Facebook. In 2009, Bono invested $210 million in Facebook. That money is now worth $975 million. So, music aside, Bono made $765 over the past two years.


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