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November 20, 2007

Stars on the Horizon

With a lot of the usual tabloid mainstays staying a little more low profile than usual, a new set of young celebrities seems to be emerging right in front of our eyes. Nicole Richie's settling down and getting ready for baby, Lindsay's taking things easy and getting her life together, and who knows, maybe Britney Spears is even trying to put her children first. While there are no clear "heir-apparents" for the constant onslaught of US Weekly covers, these new stars are out on the town and coming from a few unusual places.

What is it about Tony Romo? The Dallas Cowboys quarterback is having a fantastic season, as of now (mostly recovered from the unfortunate fumble incident), and is also a fixture on the gossip circuits. He was linked with country singer Carrie Underwood for a few months, then One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush, and now he is reportedly Jessica Simpson's new man. (updated: she even brought him home for Thanksgiving!) Something tells me that Tony loves the Hollywood scene, and is courting the celebrity girls in order to be an active part of the limelight. Jessica Simpson has been sounded pretty desperate for a new boyfriend (seeing all the pictures of ex-husband Nick Lachey and his long-time girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo probably isn't helping) lately, so hopefully her and Tony can actually make it work for longer than a few days/weeks/months...maybe Tony will actually be ready to settle down in the off-season and shed a bit of his player reputation.

The amazingly good looking cast of the CW's Gossip Girl is also stirring up some buzz while they gallivant around New York City and Hollywood. The new show, based on a successful book series by Cecily von Ziegesar, is getting tepid ratings, but is performing extremely well on the digital download circuit, and was recently picked up for a full season by the network. It's young stars, including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Chace Crawford, have been getting some media coverage, but none seem to be behaving too badly yet (unlike their scandalous characters). Chace Crawford is currently dating Carrie Underwood, and although there have been some rumors (maybe started by Perez himself) that he is cheating, sources close to the pair say they are more together than ever. As long as these newly famous actors are on the screen, expect to see them in magazines and in the blogs more and more as time goes on - especially if our old gossip mainstays continue to behave.

Speaking of well dressed young people, the jet-setting Suri Cruise has been in the media lately (but what else is new?) Pictured in a cute little Burberry jumper above, Suri constantly looks ready to be photographed and already prepared for the red-carpet trips that are surely in her future. She has not only been to more countries (with amazing accommodations, no less) than I have, she recently became shoe designer Christian Louboutin's youngest red-sole wearing customer ever. Maybe I would be jealous if she didn't always look so cute. Am I the only one hoping that decades in the future, we have a Suri-Romeo Beckham boy pairing (see below?) They are such good looking children, and their parents are great friends...

Posted by lallida at November 20, 2007 11:25 AM