Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts  at the photocall for The Bleeder at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.
September 2, 2016  Venice, Italy
Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts at the photocall for The Bleeder at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. September 2, 2016 Venice, Italy

Ashley’s Morning Scoop 9.27.16

We are still reeling from the shocking Brangelina split, and now we have to deal with another Hollywood couple calling it quits.  Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have ended their 11 year relationship.  Sources close to the couple say things have been rocky for quite a while, and in a joint statement, the former couple said “Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple.”

Meanwhile, in Brangelina breakup news, the couple had an iron-clad prenup, so the difficult part of the divorce will be based on custody of their six children.  The former couple has a combined fortune of $400 million including 12 properties together … all of which they bought either before they were married or dating. 7 of belong to Brad, 2 to Angie and 3 which they bought together prior to tying the knot in 2014.  Jolie has filed for sole physical custody of the kids, but Pitt plans to fight that.

Yesterday we talked about a recent study that linked more expensive weddings to shorter marriages…. Of course, Hollywood weddings are known for being extravagant, and over the top with the idea that money is no object, while the marriages aren’t known for their longevity.  I thought we would have a look at some of the expenses of a Hollywood wedding:

When Kate & Will got married, the cost of the wedding was $34 Million!! Granted, $32 million of that was for security, so that doesn’t really count. The two receptions cost $600,000, flowers were $800,000 and Kate’s dress was $434,000.

When Chelsea Clinton wed Mark Mezvinsky, Catering by St. Regis Culinary Events cost $750,000.  The Premium windowed, air-conditioned tents were $600,000 and the couple spent $500,000 on flowers.  Chelsea’s dress was a bargain at about 20K.

When Donald Trump wed Melania her 60 pound dress cost $100,000… pretty sure that’s more than half her weight.  The couple also had Billy Joel and Tony Bennett perform, and Billy charges about $1 Million for private performances, so how much did that wedding cost?  Only $1 Million! They must have gotten a friends discount!  It also helped that the entire reception was at one of Donald’s resorts.

George Clooney’s wedding to Amal cost just over $4.5 million, but a good chunk of that was spent on 95 hotel rooms for the couple’s guests…. $3 million for 3 nights.  The booze expense was legit, 250 bottles of champagne for $50,000, 200 bottles of Grey Goose vodka for $80,000 and 600 bottles of Casamigos Tequila: $30,000 (or complimentary if you co-own the brand, like Clooney does).

Kim & Kanye spent $2.8 million on their wedding week in Paris and Florence…. We should note that Kanye spent $3,3 million when he proposed to Kim in San Francisco…. The coolest thing at Kim & Kanye’s wedding was the glam squad available to guests, sign me up!

Adele’s 25 has officially reached certified diamond (or 10x platinum) status as of September 20, signifying that the album has crossed the 10 million unit threshold in the U.S. less than a year since its release last November.  Of course, she’s convinced that her voice has become weaker since she quit smoking 5 years ago…..  saying “The people with the best voices, they always smoke.  I’ve given up smoking and I’m convinced that’s made my voice weaker.  (on working with Bruno Mars) Bruno smokes like an old woman.”