For Jessica Simpson, it's the most miserable time of the year, with no man and a career that's going off the rails.
Jessica didn't leave her trailer on the Louisiana set of her movie "Blonde Ambition" for two days, according to In Touch Weekly, prompting an emergency intervention by sister Ashlee. Then, when the thought of sun and warmth in Hawaii was just too much to bear, Jessica decided to go to blizzard-ridden Colorado instead.
Her dark moods are being blamed partly on her recent "9 to 5" debacle at the Kennedy Center Honors -- only a brief glimpse of her arm could be seen during the broadcast of the tribute to Dolly Parton last night. And the mag says, Jess' second Christmas without ex-hubby Nick Lachey has been particularly hard, especially because Nick is constantly and very publicly out and about with girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.
Jessica isn't getting action from her ex-boytoy, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo -- but Carrie Underwood might be. Underwood, says In Touch Weekly, was a surprise guest at Texas Stadium for the Cowboys' Christmas Day game against Philadelphia, and gave Romo a hug on the field before kickoff.
Is Carrie Stealing Jess' Cowboy?
Romo told a small-town paper in central Illinois, where he went to college, that he was dating the "American Idol" chanteuse. Christmas wasn't her first appearance at a Cowboys game -- she sang at Texas Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. Of course, Carrie might want to skip the next game – Romo had a terrible outing against the Eagles as she watched from the sideline.
The answer: Herself.
Tarnished beauty-pageant tart Tara Conner won't be having many debauched late nights – or fast guys to spend them with -- at her latest home, the Caron Foundation rehab center in Pennsylvania. In fact, reports the New York Daily News, Tara will be in bed by 11 o'clock at night, up at 6:30 in the AM, and will be doing chores like mopping, cleaning and making her own bed, just like all the other attendees of the $24,000-per-month facility.
And even if she gets a little boy-craving during her 28-day stay there, she'll have to squelch it, because men and women are segregated at Caron. Still, there's no word on whether she'll be able to, you know, lend her support to other female rehabbers like she allegedly did to Miss Teen USA Katie Blair.
Party Favors: Affleck and Garner's Stealthy Baptism ... Governator Will Be Back ... Sandler Gives Sick Kids Gifts
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck snuck into Garner's hometown church in Charleston, W. VA on Sunday to have their baby daughter Violet baptized. The congregation was surprised, says the AP, and some parishioners didn't even notice until the end of the service ... Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been cleared to resume being the Governator, says his doctor. Ahnuld will probably be on crutches during his inauguration next week, says the Los Angeles Times. The operation to fix his right thigh bone lasted 90 minutes ... Adam Sandler made it a very merry Christmas (or is that a happy Hanukkah?) for a couple New Hampshire kids who are suffering from cancer, giving them a PlayStation 3 loaded with games, as well as signed DVDs and jerseys.
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