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Hollywood Power Couples
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Hollywood Power Couples
好莱坞巨星夫妻

Be Able To

Date: Dec 22 2010

Themes: Pop Culture, Romance

Grammar: Be Able To

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One celebrity is pretty interesting. But when two celebrities fall in love and become a Hollywood power couple, suddenly they both become twice as fascinating. At least that’s what the tabloids think.

It makes sense that movie stars often date other movie stars. Meeting your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse at work is pretty common. It just so happens that for movie stars, the office is film sets and photo shoots.

Regardless of exactly how two stars meet, the public seems to love to hear about the ups and downs of famous couples’ romantic lives. It’s hard to say what people are more interested in reading about, famous couples getting married, or famous couples getting divorced. Find out which celebrity couples Amy and Ella love to gossip about.

一位明星已经非常令人着迷。如果两位明星坠入爱河,成为好莱坞巨星夫妻,那么他们的迷人魅力将会成倍增加,至少娱乐小报是这么认为的。
影星与影星约会乃是合情合理的事。工作时约见男女朋友或夫妻见面本来很正常,对于影星而言,他们的办公室是电影摄影场和宣传照现场。
无论明星们的见面方式是什么,公众似乎更喜欢听到明星夫妻浪漫生活的浮浮沉沉。公众到底是对明星夫妻结婚消息还是离婚消息更感兴趣,实在是很难说清楚。看看艾米和艾拉喜欢哪些明星夫妻的八卦新闻。

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Amy

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Ella

Ella

Amy:  Did you hear that Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker are splitting up?

Ella:  I did. I’m pretty much shocked by it. I didn’t see that one coming.

Amy:  I didn’t either, not at all. You know, there have been a lot of breakups of other celebrity couples in the news lately. But at least Eva and Tony Parker, they weren’t really my favorite Hollywood power couple.

Ella:  They’re not the most interesting one. Not a lot was going on to keep the interest going.

Amy:  Yeah, my favorite celebrity couple is, you know, it’s kind of an obvious one but Brad Pitt and Angelina. They’re so weird that I just love hearing about them. And they’re such high profile stars, and it’s just kind of fun.

Ella:  And it helps that they have cute kids. You can always look at those.

Amy:  Who is your favorite celebrity couple?

Ella:  Hands down, Jay-Z and Beyonce. I respect them the most out of Hollywood. He was on Forbes and she’s really high profile, but you don’t know anything about them.

Amy:  They really stay out of the spotlight. I wonder how they’re able to do that, like how they’re able to keep their relationship more private. It seems like that’s really hard to do in Hollywood.

Ella:  Especially when they’re young, too. It seems like older couples in Hollywood you don’t really hear much about. But they’re still pretty young and you don’t know anything about them at all.

Amy:  I don’t know what their secret is, but it seems like they’ve got staying power.

 

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Amy and Ella just heard that basketball star Tony Parker and his actress wife Eva Longoria Parker broke up. Amy thinks a lot of celebrity couples have been breaking up lately.

Ella’s favorite celebrity power couple is Jay-Z and Beyonce. She is impressed by how these stars are able to keep their relationship private, even though they’re very famous. Amy is more interested in knowing what’s happening in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s life. She likes to hear about their unconventional family and unusual lifestyle.

Who is your favorite celebrity power couple? Which couples in Hollywood do you think have staying power?

 

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jasmine40

jasmine40

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In Hollywood, I dont know, but in Iran we have many famouse actors and actresses who have married and are successful in the art of cinema.


such as Mehdi Hashemi and his wife Golab Adineh .I LOVE them so muchKiss



01:25 PM Nov 10 2012 |

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mino7

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it’s great… I loved it….Kiss

12:58 PM Nov 10 2012 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I guess Angelina and Brad Pitt seem to be a perfect couple…I guess,all couples have ups and downs as well as every normal couples,but I believe they still are a power couple….


Here in Brazil has some power couples too and they remain together for long time or decades :)

04:39 PM Aug 06 2011 |

anahooo

anahooo

Saudi Arabia

it is ggod conversation

10:45 AM Mar 25 2011 |

1 person likes this

dearling

dearling

China

I think Tom Cruise is. Cool 

I learned 7 news words from this lesson, thank you. I will do better.

06:32 AM Jan 06 2011 |

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Thulazia

Germany

Ok,  hands down, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt because both are so famous and they have a social life, too. They've got six kids it is sooo amazing that they have a privat time to care about their children. 

But as a result, I think every person has to care about his own life. Gossip is only a small area but first you have to know about your life and what is going on with your life after that you can think about other persons life. It is not your task to judge other persons life.

But some people like Paris Hilton want to be in the spotlight and it is our fault when we give her a chance to be in a center.. 

10:00 PM Dec 30 2010 |

asef

asef

Afghanistan

Every one must have try to make something from their self, In my point of view its not fair to insult some one or most likely to say these people are good these people are bad we should respect to all human beings custom and culture.

06:40 AM Dec 27 2010 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

i respect Jay-Z and Beyonce couple , because they keep all the relationships between just two of them! it's right, IMHO

12:45 PM Dec 26 2010 |

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bienemaja

bienemaja

Andorra

I think brad pitt and angelina jolie are a power couple , they are special and they transmit important values, like helping others and family care.

12:31 PM Dec 26 2010 |

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Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

I wonder if there are any couples their in Hollywood which can't be called power couples. I mean couples in which only one partner is very successful and other is not. Or it's not in Hollywood traditionsSmile  

06:56 PM Dec 23 2010 |

Iurko

Iurko

Brazil

Great lesson Emy and Ella…

 

thanks…  

01:17 AM Dec 23 2010 |

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xiaodong Xia

China

I like the baskball star Tony parker and the artist Eva Longoria parker,but I respect their choice.

01:02 AM Dec 23 2010 |

lovely-butterfly

Azerbaijan

Fantastic lesson.it’s fact there are a lot of power couples in the world.But the couple of Brad and Angelina is the most popular in the world.they are the best.

06:55 PM Dec 22 2010 |

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majed9

majed9

Yemen

gooooooooooooood

05:26 PM Dec 22 2010 |

1 person likes this

tiger_bagira

Greece

good

04:34 PM Dec 22 2010 |

Vinni Lima

Vinni Lima

Brazil

Hands down, Angeline and Brad is the most interesting one, they are so good-looking and generous with their children, with the world's children and with each other. I believe thats why I think this couple have staying power as well 

 

=) 

03:41 PM Dec 22 2010 |

cococheng

Taiwan

Hands down, people (especially women) like to get some level of private information about celebrity.  There is no exception to me.  I also like to read tabloids in my free time.  It helps me feel relaxing and have some common topics when gossiping with others.

In Taiwan, one of the most popular tabloids is NEXTmedia. 

02:13 PM Dec 22 2010 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

im not interested in any hollywood actors. they show off. i think there are lots of couples more romantic in the world just anonymous and unknown.

11:35 AM Dec 22 2010 |

SanFrance

United States

cool staff

 

08:38 AM Dec 22 2010 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

wonder ful lessone

08:34 AM Dec 22 2010 |

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