A month is plenty of time for a relationship to become a REALLY BIG DEAL.
Some couples end up married within a month, and end up getting their own show a year later. And some are taking yacht rides in the Caribbean within weeks!
Then there are others who may look serious while sipping maple lattes, but in the end...they're just getting coffee.
LOOKING AHEAD: What will be the year's biggest story in 2011?
NOT QUITE A LOVE STORY: Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal's brief liaison has ended, but whether it cut deep enough for Taylor to include in her upcoming album, Brokeheart Mountain, we'll just have to wait and see.
OVERTIME: E! has given Khlo Kardashian and her high-scoring Laker hubby Lamar Odom their own spin-off series, Khlo &Lamar, to better focus on one of the cutest couples around (Seriously, did you see their wedding special?). Khlo is already setting herself apart from the pack, dying her brown tresses red.
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: First off, the people love Khlo's hair, in addition to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which was named Favorite Movie at the People's Choice Awards, Johnny Depp, Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Eminem, Taylor Swift (things aren't so bad, Tay!), House, Glee, Keeping Up With the Kardashians (natch!) and many, many more. Not that Eclipse wasn't the best film in the saga so far, but it's more likely that the Twihards have it figured out by now--vote for them, and They will come. And sit together, and look hot.
SETTING SAIL: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez took to the Caribbean to enjoy some "alone time" after being outed as a cute teenage flash in the pan.
HOW DO I LIVE: There goes LeAnn Rimes, with her suspiciously perky boobs, questionable fame and big ring that she may have paid for herself. (Which is pretty common and doesn't necessarily mean that Eddie Cibrian is having financial issues.) But at least LeAnn and Reese Witherspoon are wearing nearly identically expensive rings, so it's a good showing for the songbird.
BESTEST: You picked Supernatural as your favorite show of 2010. Yup. Out of all shows.
TEENAGE NIGHTMARE: Is this the reason Russell Brand wasn't Katy Perry's date at the People's Choice Awards?
BUCKINGHAM PALAVER: Prince William's almighty grandmum, Queen Elizabeth II, gave him a talking-to about his excessive (not by LeAnn Rimes standards, though) tweeting, especially objecting to the idea that she would ever consent to hosting a buffet reception. Far too Vegas for Her Majesty. Plus, some more lovely royal wedding scoop, dahling.
DRIED OUT: Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab, adopting a mantra, playing house in Venice ( right next to Samantha Ronson, as luck would have it), working out and still facing the possibility of more time in court, not to mention the Inland Empire, if she's charged with battery.
ALL WET: David Arquette checked into rehab to kick his addiction to Howard Stern. Or was it alcohol?
BESAME MUCHO: The Vegas outpost of Eva Longoria's restaurant Beso and her Eve nightclub filed for Chapter 11.
FEELING BLUE: Michelle Williams says she was devastated by Nightline editing her recent interview in such a way that it seemed like the focus of the whole thing was on Heath Ledger's death. Not so, she protests.
TO BE REAL: Camille Grammer insists she and Kyle Richards get along--most of the time. And, according to her, Kelsey Grammer kinda sucks...Attorney fees foisted on Gretchen Rossi...
PRENUP: Ex-girlfriend Holly Madison was "very surprised" by Hugh Hefner proposing marriage to Crystal Harris. Ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, not so much.
WEDDING BELLS: Shania Twain swapped vows with Frdric Thibaud in Puerto Rico...Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs ring in the new year with "I do's"...Did Jennie Craig cater Valerie Bertinelli and Tom Vitale's wedding ?...Carlos Santana ties the knot, releases some doves...Neil Gaiman is the "Coin-Operated Boy" for Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer...Supermodel Petra Nemcova engaged to Brit Jamie Belman...Tenth Doctor Who David Tennant engaged to Georgia Moffett, daughter of the fifth Doctor Who. What?!...Rebecca Budig engaged to a plain old bachelor, no capital "B"...Sherri Shepherd engaged to TV writer Lamar Sally...Vivica A. Fox engaged to club promoter Omar "Slim" White.
BABY TALK: Jane Krakowski expecting her first child with fianc Robert Godley...Jason Schwartzman and wife Brady Cunningham welcomed daughter Marlowe Rivers...Kristoffer Polaha and wife Julianne Morris expected son Jude to arrive, and he did!.
UNHITCHED: Sebastian Bach and wife Maria Bierk hit the skids after 18 years...John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin Mellencamp splitting up after 20 years.
TRUE OR FALSE: Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock totally spent New Year's together --but not like that...Eva Longoria is "just friends" with Penlope Cruz's little hermano, Eduardo...Miley Cyrus' parents are not getting back together...Meg Ryan and barely single John Mellencamp are dating (must be nice to not be the "Cougar" in the relationship)...Ellen DeGeneres tried her darndest to get Ryan Gosling to admit to a romance with Michelle Williams.
TV LAND: The History Channel pulls the plug on The Kennedys (including Katie Holmes' turn as a woman named Jackie)...Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lopez, Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund among the presenters announced for next weekend's Golden Globes... The Bachelor returns and Brad Womack is the subject of a lot of smack talk...Discovery Channel kills Michael Jackson autopsy special...Chicken feet spell doom for Casey Thompson on Top Chef: All-Stars...Katy Perry coming to How I Met Your Mother...Buffy baddie off to Grey's Anatomy...Kathy Griffin taking herself off the D-List...Lea Michele implores you to save a horse, ride a cowboy...Snooki could do Jersey Shore forevah...James Van Der Beek puts his O-face out there... SPOILER ZONE!
SCREENPLAY: WGA Award nominations for the usual--and a few unusual--suspects...The Town is right up there according to the Producers Guild of America Awards...Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann to remarry for Knocked Up spinoff...Robert De Niro will head up the jury at Cannes...R.Pattz attached, flimsily, to Cosmopolis...Julia Roberts t alks up Javier Bardem's acting chops in Biutiful (not in Eat Pray Love, of course)...Andrew Garfield working hard on Spider-Man...Elijah Woods joins The Hobbit...Eminem could be up for Random Acts of Violence...Peep the 15 Big Blockbusters of 2011.
TRAILER PARK: Keanu Reeves is a copycat criminal in Henry's Crime.
CRITICS CORNER: Season of the Witch (D)... Country Strong (C)
MUSICAL NOTES: Britney Spears encourages fans to "Hold It Against Me" on Tuesday...Justin Timberlake is not trying to "Take You Down"...Kim Kardashian performed her upcoming single at Tao in Las Vegas, where she was hosting a New Year's Eve bash...Beyonc moonlighted as a model for Tom Ford's spring 2011 show...Homeless man Ted Williams turns Internet sensation with his made-for-voiceovers voice...Rihanna's first scent, Reb'l Fleur, coming at ya.
HIGH CRIMES: Designer Sylvie Cachay's ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Brooks, charged with her murder...Prosecutors kick off preliminary hearing, aiming to send Conrad Murray to trial for criminal negligence that caused Michael Jackson's death.
LAW &ORDER: No prison --not even a conviction--for Howard K. Stern...Jaime Pressly busted for DUI (first celeb of the new year!)...Tameka "Tiny" Cottle skates on a drug charge but lands hubby T.I. in solitary for trying to make their last visit a conjugal one...Montel Williams cited for drug paraphernalia at Milwaukee airpot...Gary Collins busted for skipping out on a check in Mississippi (apparently he didn't skip fast enough).
CIVIL DISPUTES: Brett Favre allegedly texted a massage therapist, too...Kanye West sued for bad bodyguard behavior...Paul Hogan going after Australian authorities for their invasive probe...Kardashian sisters and mom Kris sued over debit deal.
CALL OF THE WILD: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donate $2 million to a Namibian wildlife sanctuary.
COVERAGE: Adam Levine lets it all hang out for UK Cosmo...James Franco plays coy about sexuality in Entertainment Weekly...Victoria Beckham telling British Vogue that even David Beckham looks "really crap" sometimes...Katie Holmes talks style and Suri (the two are not mutually exclusive) in Elle...Jennifer Aniston asks Nicole Kidman the tough questions in Harper's Bazaar...Romeo Beckham already impressing GQ at the age of 8...Bieber covers Vanity Fair and lipstick covers Bieber...Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about postpartum depression in Good Housekeeping...Armie Hammer doesn't need to clean up for GQ...Lady Gaga was the top-selling cover girl in 2010.
SURREAL ESTATE: Drew Barrymore moved to Oprah's neighborhood for $5.71 million.
HOSPITAL CORNER: Zsa Zsa Gabor battling a life-threatening infection as doctors try to avoid having to amputate her lower right leg...Christopher Tierney, the aerialist who got all smashed up during Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, plans to rejoin the show after his breaks, bumps and bruises heal...Chuck Berry took ill during a performance in Chicago, forcing him to cut the show short, but not forcing him into the hospital...Doctors declare Beastie Boy Adam Yauch cancer-free...Aretha Franklin says her recent health issue is "resolved."
FAREWELL: Pete Postlethwaite, British character actor, Oscar nominee for In the Name of the Father, died of cancer at 64...Gerry Rafferty, Stealers Wheel frontman whose "Stuck in the Middle" and "Baker Street" were major hits, died of a long illness at 63...Anne Francis, star of Forbidden Planet, Blackboard Jungle and cult fave Honey West, died of cancer at 80.
SEEN: Britney Spears and Paris Hilton turning up at the same dinner party at Palihouse in West Hollywood...Zac Efron paying just-friend Vanessa Hudgens a visit at her L.A.-area home twice this week...Drew Barrymore revealing her celeb crush (it's a girl!) at CoverGirl's 50th anniversary party in Hollywood...OMG, Lauren Conrad revealing newly brunette tresses at the CoverGirl shindig...Kim Kardashian hitting up a wine bar in New Jersey with her Nets baller Kris Humphries after a trip to Minnesota to watch him play and meet the parents...Kate Gosselin lounging poolside at her hotel in Brisbane, Australia...Penn Badgley and an unidentified gal-pal partying at Liv nightclub in Miami on NYE...Blake Lively enjoying the Florence + the Machine show at Marquee inside Vegas' new Cosmopolitan resort...Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel ringing in the new year deux at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Mont....Camerona Diaz helping Alex Rodriguez pick out ties at a Tom Ford boutique in Vegas..."Every celeb ever" watching Coldplay and Jay-Z perform at Vegas' Cosmopolitan on NYE...Robsten spending New Year's off the beatn path at the Spyglass Inn on the Isle of Wight. Meanwhile, the paparazzi took the liberty of blazing a new path.