Tattle: Selena Gomez joins Seacrest for ribbon-cutting

Selena Gomez greets Ryan Seacrest at CHOP for the unveiling of a multimedia center.
Selena Gomez greets Ryan Seacrest at CHOP for the unveiling of a multimedia center. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff photographer)
Posted: July 16, 2011

POP STAR AND ACTRESS Selena Gomez joined "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia yesterday morning for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Voice, the multimedia center for patients that Seacrest's charitable foundation provided, reports Daily News columnist Dan Gross.

The Daily News reported Thursday that Seacrest would be at CHOP yesterday, and Seacrest tweeted yesterday morning that

Gomez would be a surprise guest.

Once word spread about Gomez, rumors swirled that her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, would also attend the ceremony but, alas, it was not meant to be. Seacrest's girlfriend Julianne Hough, an actress and singer and former "Dancing with the Stars" pro, accompanied him to the event but stayed low-key. Gomez, who plays the Mann Center Aug. 19, sang one of her songs as a patient played along on acoustic guitar.

The Voice, housed inside the hospital's Colket Atrium, allows patients to engage in activities related to radio, TV and new media, from DJ-ing to watching performances and conducting interviews.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation's first Voice location is at Children's Healthcare in his hometown of Atlanta.

Together no more

With three failed marriages between them, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally seemed to find true love together when they married seven years ago. They had twin children, went on tour together, did a movie together and even planned a music-based reality show they were working on.

But yesterday they announced they were no longer together.

"We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision," the couple said in a statement by Lopez's publicist. "We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

It was a surprising split for one of Hollywood's most high-profile stars. They seemed inseparable: Lopez even danced in the background for her crooner husband when he performed on "American Idol," where she debuted as a judge this past season.

The pair, both of Puerto Rican heritage, married in 2004 after years of knowing each other. He was ending a marriage to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, and she had recently endured a high-profile breakup with Ben Affleck.

Lopez was married twice before in brief unions to Ojani Noa and Chris Judd and had a famous romance with Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Bebe a Bord

Felicitations to French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who is officially knocked up. Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, told newspaper Nice-Matin that the pregnancy was "unexpected and unhoped for."

But for those who follow the wives of foreign dignitaries (wait . . . you don't?), this is old news. In May, Bruni-Sarkozy's father-in-law, Pal Sarkozy, told a German newspaper that his son, France's president Nicolas Sarkozy, was about to become a father for the fourth time. And last week, during a beach vacation with her hubs, Bruni-Sarkozy, the still-svelte former model, stepped out in a teeny bikini sporting a bulging baby belly.

Sarkozy, 56, has three sons between the ages of 13 and 25 from two marriages and recently became a first-time grandpa. Bruni-Sarkozy has a 10-year-old son from a previous marriage. The couple wed in 2008, after meeting a scant nine weeks prior.

Hey, at least the four-year waiting period assuaged shotgun-wedding claims.

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

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