billy ray tish cyrus Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus file for divorce; Taylor Swift inspires Leighton MeesterBilly Ray and Tish Cyrus, parents to teen star Miley Cyrus, are divorcing after 17 years of marriage. “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our
family,” they say in a statement. “We are trying to work through some
personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” The couple have five children, including the pop star. Divorce
papers were filed Wednesday in Tennessee citing irreconcilable
differences. [People]


“I went to the Grand Ole Opry and saw Carrie Underwood. Went to few honky tonks, too,” Leighton Meester says of playing a young country singer who rivals an established country star, played by Gywneth Paltrow. “I tried to make it my own, but I was definitely inspired by Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. I went into the studio and sang my heart out.” [Extra]

“Top Chef’s” Brian Malarkey and wife Chantelle Marie welcomed fraternal twins on Monday (Oct. 18). Son Miles James and daughter Sailor Elizabeth join their big brother Huntington, 2, at the Malarkey household. Brian currently co-hosts TLC’s “Kick Off Cook Off.” [People]

Vanity Fair has released “Red Meat,” a 2011 beefcake calendar featuring 13 bare-chested members of the GOP (don’t worry, it’s a photoshopped gag). Our personal favorite is Scott Brown as Mr. January. Not everybody finds it so funny, though.  [Vanity Fair]

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