The only thing more disappointing than not meeting Ryan was watching a movie that I naively anticipated to be like “The Notebook,” but instead was an extremely violent and dark movie about a drug smuggler in Thailand. A source tells me Ryan did not show up because the film was panned at the Sundance Film Festival.
“He was embarrassed to show up to the premiere because his film got booed at Sundance,” the source said. “He didn’t want to deal with another unhappy audience.”
It was a dark film, but the hunky actor still did a fine job in it. I think his fans will forgive him.
Battle over the baby name
The public anxiously waited for days to find out the name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby girl. It turns out, the delay was due to a secret battle over the name.
An insider tells this column that the new parents feuded over potential names for their baby girl and ultimately, Kanye won with his first choice, North.
“Kim wanted to name her baby girl with a K-letter name,” the source revealed. “Kanye did not. They butted heads for days. There was no way he was going to agree to a ‘K’ name.”
It took Kanye some time to sell Kim on the name North.
“North was not Kim’s first choice,” the insider continued. “Kim and her mom, Kris Jenner, fought for a different name, but Kanye wouldn’t budge.”
The source said that the name has a lot of symbolic meaning, including the direction the slaves migrated during the Civil War. The source notes that it’s no coincidence that Kanye addresses slavery in his new album.
“There was lots of inspiration there for the name North,” said the source.
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have faced breakup reports and have not been spotted out together for a while — until now.
My spy saw the two reunite at a taco dive called Plancha in Los Angeles.
“They both looked happy and they were eating tacos,” an insider revealed.
Both George and Stacy have been accused in the press of cheating, but their relationship is still hanging on.
“It’s not completely over yet,” the source said. “There are still feelings there.”