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Feb 27, 2012 4

Courtney Stages a Fake Wedding for Ben Flajnik on ‘The Bachelor’

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Courtney Stages a Fake Wedding for Ben Flajnik on ‘The Bachelor’
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Courtney Robertson’s fake wedding vows on The Bachelor may have been sweet music to Ben Flajnik’s ears but it seemed to be a bit too familiar to Sex and the City aficionados.  Complete with a stand-in officiant, Robertson set up a mock wedding in a local park of her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona during her hometown date.  While wheedling Flajnik into writing original vows, the model repeated the same vows as the Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker.  “I’m looking for love.  Real, passionate, can’t-live-without-each-other-love.  When I look at you from across the room, I know that the key to your happiness is the key to mine.  Ben, I want to love you and treat you right.  Every day and every night,” Robertson told him.  “I hope you know I’m 100% ready for marriage and so happy I found you.  I want you to know that I’m in love with you.”

Forget the mock ceremony, let’s begin with whether or not a woman should propose to a man?

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Feb 20, 2012 8

Most Beautiful Famous Couples

Posted In: Exclusives, Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: Most Beautiful Famous Couples
David and Victoria Beckham. Photo: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

By Jessica Smith

Beauty comes from the inside and out, and the radiance of love can be the most profound beauty people can exude. There are plenty of beautiful celebs in Hollywood, and when two gorgeous celebrities are matched together, they turn heads and leave us awe-struck. Here are ten of the most beautiful famous couples that Hollywood has to offer:

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Feb 17, 2012 3

Liam Hemsworth Stands Up for Miley Cyrus After Marijuana Scandal

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Liam Hemsworth Stands Up for Miley Cyrus After Marijuana Scandal
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

When Liam Hemsworth auditioned for The Last Song in 2009, he had no idea what would be ahead of him.  Not only did he get the part, but, what started off as an onscreen love interest between him and the ex-Disney tween, Miley Cyrus, eventually led to an off-screen relationship for the two lovebirds.  “She makes me really happy,” the actor tells Details.  “When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”  And while it’s evident that the Hollywood twosome enjoys each other, not every facet of their relationship is perfect.  When Miley Cyrus joked that she “smokes way too much f-cking weed,” while celebrating her 19th birthday, the video went viral- and Hemsworth was furious.  “She’s in a room full of her best friends,” he said.  “And you have one person who comes in there and videos it.  The poor girl can’t have one night where she can feel safe in her own world.  It’s ridiculous.”

What are appropriate ways to defend your partner?

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Feb 13, 2012 6

Valentine’s Day Duos: 5 Hollywood Relationships That Spiraled Out Of Control

Posted In: Exclusives, Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: Valentine’s Day Duos: 5 Hollywood Relationships That Spiraled Out Of Control
Russell Brand and Katy Perry. Photo: PR Photos

By Katanya Royster

Relationships can be hard work, and they require a lot of effort to be put in from both ends.  When you both commit, it makes it all worthwhile- in most cases.  While many relationships start off on a high note and continue on the path of blissfulness, others plummet to a place of irreconcilable differences, physical altercations and repeated infidelity.  They end up heading straight to Splittsville.  In fact, all you have to do is ask the following couples:

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Feb 13, 2012 2

‘The Vow’ Actor Channing Tatum and Wife Plan on Having Kids

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Vow’ Actor Channing Tatum and Wife Plan on Having Kids
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Photo: KM/FAMEFLYNET

Channing Tatum’s next big project may just be starting a family.  The Vow actor and his wife, actress Jenna Dewan, told Hollyscoop.com that they are opting to have kids at some point in the future.  “We’re married, so it doesn’t get any further than that,” Tatum said.  Although the couple plans to procreate, it won’t be anytime soon, given that the two are busy working on other projects.  Despite having a demanding schedule, the couple manages to keep their marriage fresh by being creative and communicating.  Tatum admits that he loves leaving notes around for his wife to show how much he loves her, while Dewan states they make sure to see each other.  “We have a like a two week rule.  So we see each other every two weeks…If you want to make it work, you make it work.”

How do you know when your relationship is ready for kids?

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Feb 7, 2012 3

Amanda Seyfried Discusses Remaining Friends With Her Ex

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Amanda Seyfried Discusses Remaining Friends With Her Ex
Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper. Photo: Solarpix / PR Photos; Landmark / PR Photos

Amanda Seyfried covers the March 2012 Glamour Magazine and is uncensored when it comes to dishing on her personal life.  The actress, who may star as porn actress Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic Lovelace,  admits that the next guy she commits to may be the one she decides to have kids with, and if not, there’s always her ex-boyfriend British actor, Dominic Cooper.  “My God, yeah.  He was my last real boyfriend.  We still joke about having kids, like, ‘If it doesn’t work out with other people, we might as well just have a child.’  And there’s a part of that that feels…possible.”

What are the advantages to staying friends with your ex?

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Feb 6, 2012 2

Angelina Jolie, Stacy Keibler and Their Beaus Have Awkward Run-In

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Angelina Jolie, Stacy Keibler and Their Beaus Have Awkward Run-In
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; George Clooney and Stacy Keibler. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Is there some tension brewing between Angelina Jolie and Stacy Keibler?  According to UsMagazine.com, the two ladies awkwardly ran into each other while accompanying their nominated men recently.  Jolie’s longtime lover Brad Pitt and Kiebler’s boyfriend of six months, George Clooney saw each other at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last weekend.  Keibler was reportedly fixated on Pitt when the two couples caught up with each other and even posed for what seemed to be an awkward group shot while walking the red carpet.  This isn’t the first time Jolie and Keibler have had a weird moment when bumping into each other.  A few weeks ago, the skies weren’t so friendly when Jolie and Keibler both hopped on the same private plane with their men while heading to the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

What do you do if you don’t get along with your beau’s best friend’s girlfriend?

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Feb 2, 2012 2

‘American Idol’ Star Danny Gokey Ties the Knot

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘American Idol’ Star Danny Gokey Ties the Knot
Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta. Photo: FAMEFLYNET

Former American Idol star Danny Gokey is once again a married man.  The singer exchanged vows with his fiancee, Leyicet Peralta, in a small ceremony among 100 of their family and closest friends, Gokey’s manager confirmed to People.  The intimate ceremony celebrated the theme of “romance and love” and took place in Florida on Sunday.  “We are so thankful to have found each other and now be able to spend the rest of our lives together,” the newlyweds said in a statement.  “We pray our gratitude grows more every day because there is so much for us to do now.”  This is the second marriage for Gokey, who lost his first wife Sophia in 2008 after undergoing a routine surgery for congenital heart disease.  The newlyweds paid tribute to Sophia by asking their guests that all gifts be in the form of donation to Sophia’s Heart, the children’s charity founded by Gokey to honor his late wife.

If your partner passes away, how do you know when to move on?

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Jan 27, 2012 2

Sources Say Aspen Was the Last Straw for Heidi Klum and Seal

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Sources Say Aspen Was the Last Straw for Heidi Klum and Seal
Heidi Klum and Seal. Photo: KM/Flynetpictures.com

Heidi Klum and Seal’s family vacation to Aspen over the holidays appeared to be about fun, love and skiing.  However, sources told People that the trip to a Colorado resort is where the now separated couple realized their marriage was over.  “Aspen didn’t go as well as planned … there were more lows than highs,” one source says.  “Aspen was the final straw.”  The couple were often apart due to work commitments, but planned to enjoy quality time while on the trip.  “When they came together for Christmas as a family, things had changed and they fought a lot,” another source says.  “Their Aspen trip was a bit of a mess.  Instead of enjoying being back together as a family, it was difficult for them to get along.”   During their vacation, Klum reached the point where she was “done with arguing” and thought it would be best to separate before their arguing affected their kids.

How do you know when your relationship is over?

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Jan 26, 2012 4

Kim Kardashian Lashes Out Against Those Calling Her Marriage A Business Decision

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Kim Kardashian Lashes Out Against Those Calling Her Marriage A Business Decision
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Photo: Justin Paludipan / PR Photos

Nearly three months after filing for divorce from her husband of 72 days, Kim Kardashian appeared alongside Kelly Ripa on Monday morning to co-host LIVE! With Kelly.  She used the opportunity to speak out against the rumors that are stating her marriage to NBA player, Kris Humphries, was a business deal.  “Being a hopeless romantic, I wanted to believe in something so badly,” Kardashian said.  “If you really think about it, if [the marriage] was a business decision, and I really made all that money that everyone was claiming that we made off this wedding, and if the wedding was fake and just for TV … I’m a smart business woman.  I would have stayed married longer,” she explained to Ripa.  “I really didn’t think following my heart would create this much backlash.”

How do you fend off rumors about your relationship after a breakup?

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Jan 23, 2012 5

Five Conversations to Avoid on the First Date

Posted In: Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: Five Conversations to Avoid on the First Date
A couple on their first date. Photo: luckybusiness / Bigstock.com

By Steven Zangrillo

Here it is, your huge, nerve wracking first date.  After obsessively digging through the mountain range of shoes, dresses, belts and bags in your closet, you’ve nailed down the perfect outfit.  Your hair looks good and you’ve even managed not to overdo your make-up.  All signs point toward success.

Lest we forget, as great as you may look, you must “wow” him or her with your intellectual acumen.  That is, don’t say anything that’ll earn you a trip back to Match.com.  We’ve outlined a few conversational situations to steer away from, should you find yourself talking yourself … into a corner.

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Jan 18, 2012 2

Kelsey Grammer and Wife Expecting Twins

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Kelsey Grammer and Wife Expecting Twins
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

It looks as though Kelsey Grammer has even more to celebrate than his recent win at the Golden Globes.  Grammer and his wife, Kayte Walsh, are expecting twins!  “I’m really looking forward to meeting these new arrivals,” Grammer announced the news to reporters backstage at the Golden Globes Awards after winning the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama.  “Fatherhood’s always different based on the character that comes into your life.  They arrive and tell you what you have to do,” he said.  The actor, who plays a powerful Chicago mayor on Starz’s Boss, is especially excited to welcome the new additions to the world with the person whom he adores.  “[Kayte is] extraordinary,” Grammer said.  “She’s one of the most loving, amazing, warm human beings I’ve ever met…and I think she’ll blow [the kids] away.”

How do you prepare for twins versus a single child?

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Jan 18, 2012 4

Is Facebook Destroying Your Love Life?

Posted In: Exclusives, Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: Is Facebook Destroying Your Love Life?
A woman submerges herself into Facebook on her phone. Photo: Twin design / Bigstock.com

By Jennifer Harrington

Popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, are great for many things.  Re-connecting with old classmates, checking out your best friend’s vacation photos and sharing the news that you had an exciting celebrity sighting, are some of the best reasons to log on.  But when it comes to your love life, is Facebook your friend… or foe?

Social media provides access to all of the key information about the object of your affection.  Status updates revealing their whereabouts, wall posts indicating updates from their friends and photos that can point to previous romantic partners, offer you a glimpse into their private world.  If relationships are about getting to know the other person better, it’s easy to see how checking your better half’s page many times per day might be justified.

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Jan 17, 2012 2

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Have Pre-Golden Globes Run-In

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Have Pre-Golden Globes Run-In
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Photo: Glenn Harris / PR Photos

It looks as though Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore may be having a case of the exes.  Besides having continuous awkward run-ins with each other at different locations in Hollywood, it appears the two haven’t been seeing much of each other since announcing their decision to split-up this past November, amid rumors that Kutcher was unfaithful.  Although going through a divorce, the former couple was cordial with one another as they crossed paths at the CAA Foundation pre-Golden Globes bash this past Friday.  Sources told UsMagazine.com that the exes kept their distance most of the evening and briefly said “Hi” to each other.

What are some ways to avoid awkward run-ins with an ex?

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Jan 16, 2012 14

Ten Signs You’re Dating A Jerk

Posted In: Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ten Signs You’re Dating A Jerk
A woman realizes she is dating a jerk. Photo: stokkete / Bigstock.com

By Che Blackwood

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to strap on your tallest heels and reserve a window seat at a chic lounge for some champagne and brie.  Or, for the more traditional lady, there’s no greater treat than spending an evening enjoying red wine and dark chocolate with your love, be it your soul mate or your best friend.  The only wrong way to spend this special day is with a jerk.  Sometimes hard to spot, these heartbreakers have a pension for making their dates feel awful and are experts in keeping a relationship miserable.  Fortunately, enough women have been there before you and there are now many easy to spot red flags.  Keeping a lookout for these top ten signs you’re with a jerk is the first step to ensuring you won’t have a Valentine’s Day to regret:

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Jan 11, 2012 3

Drew Barrymore Is Engaged To Will Kopelman

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Drew Barrymore Is Engaged To Will Kopelman
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Drew Barrymore is already having a very happy new year.  Barrymore’s rep confirmed to UsMagazine.com that Barrymore and her beau, Will Kopelman, 34, are now engaged.  An art consultant, Kopelman popped the question in Sun Valley, Idaho, sometime during the holiday season, according to a source.  The newly-engaged twosome, who was first spotted as a couple around February last year, briefly dated in 2010, but split up at the time, only to reunite later.

What are the advantages of getting engaged on a special occasion?

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Jan 6, 2012 6

Eva Mendes Meets Ryan Gosling’s Mom

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Eva Mendes Meets Ryan Gosling’s Mom
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. Photo: Teach/FameFlynet Pictures

It seems as though Ryan Gosling brought in the New Year right with his two leading ladies by his side.  After spending some quality time together earlier during the day on Sunday, Gosling and his mother, Donna, met up with Gosling’s girlfriend, Eva Mendes at an AMC movie theater in uptown Manhattan.  A source told People that Gosling and Mendes seemed very happy as the trio hung out and went to the movies together.

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Dec 30, 2011 2

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s New Year’s Eve Plans

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s New Year’s Eve Plans
Prince William and Kate Middleton. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be surrounded by family and friends as they ring in the New Year.  A source told UsMagazine.com that the newlyweds plan to spend New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Aberdeen, Scotland and will stay at Birkhall, the 53,000 acre estate belonging to William’s father, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall.  The source also revealed that Middleton’s parents, Michael and Carole, are expected to join in on the festivities, although they won’t likely be staying with the royal family.

What are some romantic ways to spend New Year’s Eve?

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Dec 29, 2011 4

Matthew McConaughey Proposes to Longtime Girlfriend Camila Alves

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Matthew McConaughey Proposes to Longtime Girlfriend Camila Alves
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey. Photo: Wild1 / PR Photos

Matthew McConaughey made sure his long-time girlfriend Camila Alves, had a very merry Christmas this year.  After being together for nearly five years, the couple is finally getting married.  McConaughey proposed to the Brazilian model on Christmas Day and announced the engagement on his WhoSay account.  “Just asked Camila to marry me…#Merry Christmas,” he wrote in a post accompanied by a picture of the 42-year-old actor kissing a smiling Alves, 29, in front of the Christmas tree.  The couple, who met in 2006, have two children together- Levi, three, and Vida, who turns two in January.  The actor previously gushed to People “[Alves] is the love of my life. Everything is right.”

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Dec 20, 2011 7

Jennifer Lopez Reportedly Brings Her New Man to ‘Idol’ Set

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jennifer Lopez Reportedly Brings Her New Man to ‘Idol’ Set
Jennifer Lopez. Photo: Fame Pictures

Friday was bring your boyfriend to work day, or at least it was for Jennifer Lopez.  Lopez’s new boy toy, Casper Smart, was seen arriving to the American Idol set in Lopez’s Bentley as he stopped by to visit his new lady.  The new couple have been inseparable, having recently spent Thanksgiving in Hawaii with Lopez’s twins before jetting off to Morocco.  While the singer seems to be wearing divorce well, her ex-husband Marc Anthony, isn’t quite complimenting her style.  According to various sources, not only does Anthony not want smart to drive his kids around due to his arrest for drag racing, but he apparently doesn’t want Smart around his kids at all, according to Hollyscoop.  In the meantime, Lopez and Anthony have continued working together in their Latin-American talent show venture, Q’Viva! 

What do you do if your ex is upset with your new relationship?

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Dec 15, 2011 3

Audrina Patridge Says Cameras Are Off and Love Life Is On

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Audrina Patridge Says Cameras Are Off and Love Life Is On
Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan. Photo: Glenn Francis / PR Photos

VH1 decided not to renew Audrina Patridge self-titled reality show for a second season, but Patridge couldn’t be happier as the cancellation may just be what she needed to repair her on-again, off-again relationship with her boyfriend, BMX rider Corey Bohan.  “Filming a reality show really takes a toll on relationships because your mindset is to create good TV,” the former “The Hills” star told People.  “It’s really really hard on relationships so after the show, Corey [Bohan] and I really worked on what was going on with us. We spent time together.”  Audrina’s breakup with Corey may have been good for her show’s finale, but the couple has since rekindled their relationship and got back together in May.

How do you keep your job from affecting your relationship?

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