John Waters explains the problem with dating in New York

In summary for two

valentines day

Go to the presents. David Beckham once gave Victoria an $8 million Bulgari necklace of rubies and diamonds. . . Justin Bieber bought Selena Gomez, whom he did not marry, the contents of an entire flower shop for $10,000. . . Courtney Cox gifted – now ex – David Arquette an antique carousel horse reportedly worth G$45. . . 2021 Machine Gun Kelly gave fiancée Megan Fox a necklace with a drop of her blood in a glass vial. . . 2009 Jay-Z, assuming Beyoncé had enough blouses, presented her with a $25,000 platinum phone.

Julia Roberts has said she once felt “incredibly lonely” before getting married and: “If you don’t have someone, it’s pointless. It’s steam.”

Tom Hanks’ favorite lovers? “Star Wars” R2-D2 and C-3PO. “You’re adorable.” And his idea of ​​heartwarming togetherness? Don’t leave socks on the bedroom floor.

John Waters: “Nobody ever gets a date in New York. Everyone here is so interested in power games that accepting a romantic invitation means giving up their status. All that cares about NYC is not Renunciation of power and hierarchy. Nobody kisses here.”

Sonny and Cher met on a blind date.
Sonny and Cher met on a blind date.
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Imperfect pairings

So: how did the lovers all connect:

Mel Gibson and Robyn went through a dating agency. . . Bridgette, wife of Pete Sampras: “We found each other in the movie where I played a crazy psycho.”

Sir Michael Caine discovered Shakira in a Maxwell House commercial. . . Sonny and Cher? blind date. . .

Jane Seymour: “James Keach’s proposal was a liability. I was shooting a scene in men’s clothing and I had stubble on my chin. Very romantic.”

Are you interested in former President Gerald Ford? Ed Lucaire’s Celebrity Setbacks reports that he wore black and brown shoes to his wedding out of nervousness. . .

I may and may not

Mary Steenburgen to Ted Danson. Her mother’s gift was the steel lantern that Mary’s father used as a freight train attendant. . . The improvisatory Russell Simmons thought Kimora Lee was richer or richer . . . Kelly Preston: “John Travolta planned it so expensively that assistants had assistants, so we ended up eloping.”

In ancient times, big donors were considered vulgar. If you spend money now, you are considered a foreigner.

Safe only in New York, kids, only in New York. John Waters explains the problem with dating in New York


DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing

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