At PopWatch, we aim to go beyond just regurgitating the latest soul-crushing celebu-gossip. That’s because we know you want news of high-profile hook-ups, engagements, and rumor denials presented in a context that makes sense to you and your family.

In that spirit, here’s our in-depth analysis connecting Jude Law’s Nannygate, Frankie Muniz’s engagement, and the Johnny Knoxville-Jessica Simpson non-affair. They all got their start — or perhaps, didn’t start at all — on movie sets in the New Orleans area. That’s right. Nobody’s to blame, just the sultry climes, the romantic sidestreet bistros, and maybe the abundance of hard-to-resist Mardi Gras beads.

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