Don’t put the gold-digger label on Gabrielle Union.
The Top Five actress told Yahoo News why she and hubby of five months Dwyane Wade have a prenup: “For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever,” she said. “I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career.”
The 42-year-old admitted that she was still paying off student loans from UCLA when she and Wade first met in 2007. “Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star,” she said. “I have my own wagon and star.”
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Why on earth would someone venture out of sunny Miami in the dead of winter to the frozen Midwest?
To celebrate a momentous anniversary.
Palmetto Bay resident, lawyer J.B. deRosset, traveled to his alma mater, Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, last weekend to help ring in the 50th birthday of his baby: the Great Midwest Trivia Contest. It runs the weekend before the Super Bowl for 50 consecutive hours.
The more than 400 questions are on the brain-rattling side. The most difficult is called the Super Garruda, intended to stump just about even the biggest trivia-heads.
DeRosset (Class of ’66) remembers one question about an obscure, graffiti-ridden monument in Poland, the final resting place of Copernicus. Another tough one that had students scratching their heads had to do with DeRosset’s double sided business card (one side reads, “Brute Force Gardener”).
The prize? Not cash. First place: an old phone.
“This thing has really morphed with the times,” he says, giggling. “It started from being broadcast on the radio, and now it’s on the Internet. ... I’m just taken by it, really.”
Enrique Iglesias apparently has a backup plan if the whole pop star thing peters out. Eater.com reports (via El Diario Ibiza newspaper) that the I Like It singer, who turns 40 in May, is opening a string of Spanish restaurants called Tatel; the flagship is set to open in Iglesias’ hometown of Madrid in March. The website says that the 1920s style spots will feature live musical performances (hmm, wonder who?). The chain — co-owned by fellow countryman, tennis player Rafael Nadal — reportedly will expand to elsewhere in Europe and Las Vegas. If all goes well, maybe we’ll see Tatel Miami on the map as well. That would make sense, right?
At 80, Florence Henderson isn’t slowing down. In an interview with Closer Weekly, the beloved Brady Bunch star reveals that she has a “friend with benefits,” a chiropractor who lives in Fort Lauderdale.
“I still feel like I’m 28,” said the actress, who turns 81 on Valentine’s Day. “It’s foolish to think that older people don’t enjoy sex. It’s a big myth.”
The two are apparently not exclusive: “I really enjoy his company, but I am sure he sees other people, as I do.”
It is unclear who her mystery man is, but on YouTube, Henderson did a testimonial in 2012 recommending Dr. Jesse Rogers, saying the chiro “has helped my spine so much and always me laugh. I can recommend him wholeheartedly.”
More proof: On his Facebook page, Rogers appears with the showbiz legend on his profile pic.
Ariana Grande is going back to TV. The former star of Victorious and its spinoff Sam & Cat, will have “a recurring role” in the upcoming Ryan Murphy horror-comedy Scream Queens, Fox announced. Miss Universe co-judge Nick Jonas will also join in the anthology series set on a college campus that experienced a string of murders. If you just want to hear the Bang, Bang singer flex her pipes, the Boca Raton native will be headlining the NBA All-Star halftime show Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and air live on TNT.