John Mayer -- with new love Katy Perry -- says he "was just a jerk" in his past relationships.
We're guessing John Mayer's' kiss-and-tell days are over. In a forthcoming interview with "CBS Sunday Morning," the "Clarity" singer and Katy Perry's new beau reflects harshly on his well-earned rep as a Hollywood heartbreaker who notoriously spills to the press about his breakups.
"I was just a jerk," the 35-year-old Mayer tells host Anthony Mason.
"It's very liberating when you finally realize it's impossible to make everyone like you," Mayer said, adding, "I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction."
The Grammy winner, who was forced off the road last year for 10 months so he could recover from vocal cord surgery, confessed that getting over the negative reaction resulting from his media interviews was a lot harder than dealing with the reoccurring granuloma that nearly robbed him of his voice.
Before hooking up with the "Firework" crooner, Mayer was also linked in the past to the likes of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Minka Kelly and Taylor Swift, the last of whom gave the singer-songwriter a taste of his own medicine by seemingly writing about their relationship in her hit "Dear John."
The full interview with Mayer airs Feb. 10 on CBS "Sunday Morning" at 9 a.m.
The rumor that actress and singer Jessica Simpson is pregnant again was confirmed Christmas morning when she tweeted a photo of seven-month-old daughter Maxwell Drew sitting in a patch of sand marked "BIG SIS." And to no one's surprise, Simpson won't be following her Weight Watchers diet program while she's expecting, even though she's their spokesperson.
Simpson "will not be following the program during the pregnancy while her weight and well-being are monitored by her obstetrician, as is recommended for any woman during pregnancy," Weight Watchers said in a statement.
Simpson also confirms her second pregnancy in a new commercial for Weight Watchers, in which she says, "This year is all about new beginnings for me. I lost over 50 pounds on Weight Watchers and did not have to be perfect to do it. Being healthy has become a part of who I am, which is great timing because I'm having another baby."
Jessica Simpson has finally confirmed her baby news. After weeks of hiding her bump in baggy black clothing, the "Fashion Star" host posted a photo on Twitter Christmas morning, showing her daughter Maxwell Drew sitting in a patch of sand with the words "Big Sis" inscribed in it.
Simpson's smiling, adorable tot was dressed in super cute, candy cane striped pajamas, sporting a red bow in her hair for the pic, which was accompanied by the caption, "Merry Christmas from my family to yours!"
The singer's confirmation comes nearly a month after reports surfaced that she was expecting baby number two with hubby-to-be Eric Johnson.
Jessica Simpson shows off her body for a Weight Watchers shoot.
By Us Weekly
She's got one of Hollywood's most talked-about bodies, and Jessica Simpson proudly showed it off while shooting a Weight Watchers ad in the California desert a couple months back. After giving birth to her first child, daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson back in May, the designer, singer and "Fashion Star" mentor, 32, successfully dropped 50 pounds on Weight Watchers.
In an outtake from the "Expect Amazing" campaign (which begins airing Dec. 25), the famous blonde looks radiant and slim in tight jeans, boots, low-cut blank tank top and plaid shirt. "Weight Watchers changed my relationship with food, and I feel so much more prepared to make the right choices," says the spokeswoman. "It feels pretty incredible.”
Of course, the star (who dropped the weight by sticking to her Weight Watchers points and four trainer sessions a week) is set to undergo another transformation: As reported exclusively by Us Weekly, Simpson is now pregnant with her second child.
"Jessica loves being a mom," an insider told Us. "She really is overjoyed."
A representative for Jessica Simpson told TODAY.com that she won't be commenting on a report from Us Weekly which says the star is pregnant with her second child. Simpson gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew just seven months ago.
The magazine cites an unnamed source in its cover story, saying that the pregnancy came as a surprise to the "Fashion Star" mentor and her fiance of two years, Eric Johnson. "It definitely wasn't planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again," the source says, noting that Simpson is "overjoyed."
Since Simpson's reps don't want to speak right now, it might be wise for interested parties to keep a close eye on the star's Twitter account, which is where she confirmed her first pregnancy. Simpson used the account recently to tweet a photo of her fiance and Maxwell, attaching a Thanksgiving message to her followers: "I am so grateful for my new lil family!"
The spotlight has been firmly affixed to Simpson since giving birth to Maxwell -- aside from this latest report, any and all news of her post-baby weight loss has been closely monitored. Simpson hasn't said exactly how much she gained while pregnant or exactly how much she's lost since she delivered her daughter in May, but she did speak out in September admitting that the weight doesn't come off easily. "I didn't realize it didn't all come off with the baby," Simpson told USA Today.
E! News meanwhile reached out to Weight Watchers on the baby No. 2 news. Simpson is a spokesperson for the company. "Any questions related to Jessica's personal life can only be answered by her team," Stephanie Schulman, public relations manager at Weight Watchers, told E!. "We do not disclose financial details about our relationships with any of our ambassadors."
Tina and Papa Joe are going their separate ways. After 35 years or marriage, Joe and Tina Simpson -- parents to stars Jessica and Ashlee Simpson -- are getting a divorce, a family rep tells Us Weekly in a statement.
"Tina and Joe Simpson have filed for divorce," the statement reads. "It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time."
High-profile celebs in their own right, the pair were featured on both of their daughters' MTV reality shows: Jessica's "Newlyweds" (with first husband Nick Lachey) and Ashlee's "Ashlee Simpson Show"; known affectionately as "Papa Joe," their father, a former pastor, is the longtime manager to singer/actress/designer Jessica, 31, and singer/actress Ashlee, 28.
The twosome recently became second-time grandparents when Jessica and fiance Eric Johnson gave birth to a daughter, Maxwell Drew, in May; Ashlee and ex-husband Pete Wentz share son Bronx, 3.
When it comes to losing the baby weight, Jessica Simpson is an everywoman — a new mom whose extra pounds aren’t melting away in the blink of an eye.
The 32-year-old singer, actress and designer welcomed her 9-pound, 13-ounce-daughter, Maxwell Drew, on May 1, after her own weight hit 170 pounds in March.
Now, the woman who has admitted to indulging in pregnancy cravings like buttered Pop-Tarts, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Cap'n Crunch cereal, is facing that all-too-familiar post-pregnancy reality weight check.
"I didn't realize it didn't all come off with the baby," Simpson told USA Today.
"I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant, and I wanted to enjoy it," Simpson told the paper. "I wanted to be happy and eat what I wanted."
Simpson is the new celebrity face of Weight Watchers and will appear in ads next week, the paper said. She’s been eating less on the plan for the past few months and is exercising daily, but still, she allows, getting back into shape has been a challenge.
"I'm not a supermodel,” she told USA Today. “My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel. I'm just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiancé and herself."
The 5-foot-4 Simpson, who is engaged to former NFL tight end Eric Johnson, wouldn't give the paper her starting weight, but said she's "lost weight every single week," and told US Weekly she's "10 pounds away" from her pre-baby number.
Simpson is hardly alone: Many women find that returning to their pre-pregnancy weight takes longer than they expected, says Helen Coons, a psychologist who specializes in women’s health.
“That can be a difficult time,” she told TODAY.com. “As much as they’re excited about the baby, they might be frustrated with their body image.”
To counter the frustration of ill-fitting clothing or worry over a fuller post-partum belly or brand-new stretch marks, Coons says new mothers need to be patient, focusing on good nutrition, setting small, realistic goals, exercising when they’re allowed to and asking for help.
“As joyful as a time as it can be to welcome a newborn, it’s easy for Mom to get lost and in all the sleep deprivation and care for the child,” Coons says. “They’ve had nine months of pregnancy” and getting back to pre-pregnancy weight in six weeks is just not realistic.
Women need to “be self-respectful and not critical ... be kind to themselves,” she said.
Women interviewed by TODAY at a Los Angeles playground appreciated Simpson’s refreshing honesty about a common struggle.
"Nobody nobody can put that pressure on me because it’s about me and my kids,” said expectant mother Afi Ekulona.
What about you? Did you struggle with weight loss after the baby arrived?
Joe Simpson -- Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s father -- was arrested for DUI last weekend, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
The 54-year-old was arrested at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 4. Simpson was stopped at Ventura Boulevardl and Columbus Avenue in Sherman Oaks, Calif., a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told Access.
Little Maxwell Drew celebrated her first major holiday July 4! Jessica Simpson, 31, and her fiance, Eric Johnson, 32, took their 9-week-old baby girl to see the fireworks on Independence Day. "Hope everyone had a great 4th," tweeted Simpson, who donned a $220 Wildfox Couture sweater.
Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson and daughter Maxwell Drew.
With Maxwell Drew's recent arrival, Simpson and Johnson have temporarily put wedding plans on hold. "We flirted around with different dates before I found out I was pregnant," Simpson told Us earlier this year. "I'm so glad we didn't make a deposit!"
Jessica Simpson’s track record for sharing her major life milestones candidly with the public is among the most consistent in Hollywood. From taping her marriage to Nick Lachey for her first reality show “Newlyweds,” to announcing her pregnancy via Twitter and then striking a deal with Weight Watchers to chronicle her planned post-baby weight loss, Simpson has rarely invoked the “my private life is private” maxim.
So it came as no surprise that she would be among the celebs to agree to an exclusive photo arrangement after the birth of her baby. What might come as a surprise is that those photos, teased on the cover of People magazine’s June 11 issue, were of scant interest to magazine buyers. In fact, the issue was something of a bust considering the cost of the photos, under performing in comparison to an average sales week.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, People paid $850,000 for pictures of Simpson, her fiancée Eric Johnson, and their baby girl, Maxwell Drew, who was born May 1. The issue sold just 950,000 copies, according to THR, less than the magazine’s average of 1.3 million per week. People magazine makes it a policy not comment on deals it strikes with celebrities, or the resulting magazine sales, and did not comment in this case, either.
In contrast, consider the first photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first biological child, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. People was rumored to have paid upwards of $4 million for those first photos; the June 19, 2006 issue that included those pics sold nearly 2.2 million copies, 45 percent above average, plus the cover price was increased. Thanks to all of that, Ad Age estimated that the magazine made $3 million more than usual — not a bad return on investment.
While the Jolie-Pitt photos might be tough to live up to, the message is still the same: Mom and baby Maxwell, cute as she may be, didn’t light up the newsstand. One major difference between the two might be that unlike Jolie’s pregnancy, we saw Simpson nearly every day of gestation. Between Twitpics, TV broadcasts and red carpet photos, there was barely a day that went by without a photo of Simpson and baby-to-be. News just travels too fast to more screens than it did in 2006 and the novelty wears off more quickly.
But it’s probably more than that: Simpson doesn’t just share, she overshares. “I just started calling myself ‘Swamp Ass,’” she told Jay Leno in March. “Like, I have swamp ass right now. I had major swamp ass because I was wearing these Spanx to hold in my gut … it’s like the bayou up in that (area).”
That wasn’t it: Simpson told Ryan Seacrest that her sex drive was definitely intact, pregnancy or not. “I'm kind of unstoppable right now. The Big O is, like, the biggest O ever!"
And then there was a friendly chat about her amniotic fluid with Jimmy Kimmel: “I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoohah. Apparently I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so whenever my water breaks, it will be like a fire hydrant!"
It's unlikely that the frenzy over the first photos of famous offspring is dying. Odds are really good that when Reese Witherspoon (who hasn't even publicly confirmed her pregnancy!) gives birth, we'll be scrambling to ooh and ahh over the little one. The secret here is less is more. It's a very select group of people who really want to know about your amniotic fluid, Jess. What the public is curious about is the moment you felt a first kick, and how squishy Maxwell's little cheeks are. We can be spared the other details -- it makes the photos all the sweeter.
"She's on cloud nine," People's assistant managing editor, Kate Coyne, revealed during a Wednesday morning visit to TODAY. "She's really at peace. She's loving motherhood. There have been really no major bumps in the road. This is everything she dreamed it would be."
In fact, according to Coyne, Simpson's so happy that despite having a deal with Weight Watchers in the works, she isn't even worried about her post-baby body.
"She doesn't care what her hair looks like, what her gut looks like," Coyne insisted. "She is really content just to be with her little girl."
As for that Weight Watchers arrangement, that will have to wait.
"She'll still has a few weeks to go before she is able to embark on anything like that," Coyne said. "But she has every confidence in the world that she'll get back to that when it's time. Right now, that's not her focus. … She's in such a blissful place right now that I'm sure if the question was put to her 'Exactly how many pounds do have to lose?' she'd have no idea. She's too happy to even think about a scale."
"I had nothing to say," Mayer admitted Saturday on the NPR show "All Things Considered." "I was going through a time in my life where I didn't really want to share what was going on, but I didn't want to be boring."
The Grammy winner was referring to a pair of 2010 interviews he gave to Rolling Stone and Playboy.
Mayer had told Rolling Stone at the time he had "never really gotten over" his split with Aniston, adding "it was one of the worst times" of his life.