Celeb Juice: Week of May 15, 2012

At Notable, you’ve heard us speak of the four pillars of a well-balanced, 360-degree lifestyle – Professional Life, Social Life, Charity Life and Living Life. We always have an ear to the entertainment industry and each Tuesday we bring you the latest weekly snapshots on some of your favourite celebrities as their lives fit into our Notable categories.

Friends alum Matthew Perry will be back on prime time. NBC just released a promo for Go On, which stars Perry as a sportscaster attempting to deal with grief with members of his mandatory group therapy session. It was announced last week thatRussell Brand will host the MTV Movie Awards. Doing equally as well from their split, Katy Perry has signed up to give a live performance at this year’s Billboard Music Awards on May 20th. She will join previously announced performers Chris Brown,Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, Kelly Clarkson, Usher and Nelly Furtado. In other news, Britney Spears andDemi Lovado will be the new judges on X Factor; and as the new face of Hugo Boss, Gweneth Paltrow will front the new campaign for the Boss Nuit Pour Femme fragrance. 

Getting it right in their respective dresses, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker rocked the red carpet in LA last night for the West Coast premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. On the East Coast, unexpected friends Jay-Z, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pharrell Williams and some other male friends were recently joined by Jay-Z’s wife, Beyoncé Knowles’ mom Tina and sister Solange at the D’usse Cognac Launch party at The Top of the Standard in New York City, where the group watched the Knicks basketball game in a roped-off area. After trading her Nike trainers for heels in a bush, Kristen Stewart dazzled in a gothic glam dress at the Snow White and the Huntsman world premiere in London last night. Upon changing into her signature casual jeans and tee look post-screening, she was joined by boyfriend Robert Pattinsonfor the after-party at Soho private members’ club Quo Vadis. 

Last night at a star-studded tribute at Massey Hall in Toronto, Leonard Cohen accepted the $50,000 Glenn Gould Prize, then immediately donated the cash to the Canada Council for the Arts, an organization that helped him in his career. Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and star Larry David was the first star to join the recently created project Charity Bribes, which crowdsources tasks for celebrities and then gives him or her 30 days to complete it in exchange for a charitable donation. David’s task was to join Twitter and he first tweeted last week “I was told by Charity Bribes that if I tweeted they’d give 10k to the NRDC. Pay up!” Yesterday, Samsung announced the creation the Hope Relay app to encourages users to walk, run, or cycle in order to help raise money for charity, an endeavour that is being endorsed by David Beckham and Jamie Oliver.

Charlize Theron
also joined Kristen Stewart on the red carpet last night for the Snow White and the Huntsman world premiere and it appears she is adjusting well to the recent adoption of her five-month-old son, Jackson, who she adopted in March. When asked if she is looking for another long term relationship after her split in 2010 from Stuart Townsend, she recently told InStylein the June issue (on newsstands May 18) that she is not in a hurry and is doing just fine on her own, saying “I’m always open to a relationship, but I’m not putting those feelers out there now.”  In other baby news, Chris Hemsworth from the current box office smash The Avengers and his actress wife Elsa Pataky welcomed a baby girl named India on Friday. Appearing on Ellen this week after a hiatus from the spotlight, John Mayer told Ellen that he “had to go home for a minute” to deal with and heal from the persistent backlash in 2010 as a result of his lack of judgment (his “stupid mouth”) during interview sessions. He called the break from the limelight necessary and “a very strange time” that “sort of rocketed me into adulthood. It was a violent crash into being an adult.”