Taylor Swift basically owned the music industry this year, so it wasn't terribly surprising when she was announced as one of Barbara Walters' Most Interesting People of 2014.

Taylor turned 25 over the weekend, she scored the year's only platinum-selling album, and it's looking more and more like she's planning several decades of chart dominance. 

So what keeps Tay-Tay grounded amidst all the unfathomable awesomeness of her life? Reading about your day on Instagram, of course:

As you may have heard, Taylor hosted 1989 listening parties for her fans prior to the album's release.

Understandably confused by the idea of the world's biggest musician inviting her most rabid fans into her home, Barbara was all like, "Gurl, WTF is wrong with you?" to which Taylor offered a surprisingly heartfelt response:

Speaking of her relationship with her fans Taylor said, "I want to come up with as many ways that we can spend time together and bond, because it keeps me normal. It keeps my life feeling manageable."

"That's why when I go online and I go on Instagram, and I see a post from Emma who lives in Philadelphia, and she's talking about how her day was at school that day, that helps me."

"It's the only thing that keeps me not feeling overwhelmed by the abnormality of my life."

Kim and Part of NoriKim Kardashian is opening up on why she cropped North West out of a selfie recently, which obviously caused the Internet to freak out 'cause it's Kim Kardashian.

Her groundbreaking reason for this hugely impactful decision?

"North's eyes were closed," says a source close to the family.

Kim Kardashian later confirmed this bombshell herself on Twitter, writing to followers: "Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!"

Kim did share other shots of little Nori while celebrating Mason Disick's fifth birthday - and ultimately her new nephew's first birthday - at Disney's Frozen on Ice.

Those sculpted cheekbones just needed their own pic, though.

Followers lashed out at the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star for nixing Nori with comments such as, "too fab for ur kid to be in the picture i see."

Other choice reactions to the cropping heard 'round the world:

  • "Kim is only famous bc of her sextape, she is a slutty mom who dont care about her child."
  • "wtf. poor nori!"
  • "kim you d--k"

Less angry fans who didn't immediately think of the Kim Kardashian sex tape suggested that perhaps Nori had food on her face, or 'Ye made her do it.

Lindsay Lohan may be planning to become a major movie star again.

But she won't be doing it from the movie capital of the world.

In an interview with The Guardian, the troubled actress says she's loving life as a resident of London and has no plans to return to California ever again.

"In LA, I didn’t know what to do apart from go out every night,” Lohan tells the publication. “That’s when my friends were free. And I would go out and there would be all these cameras there and that’s when it became difficult.”

“I won’t live in LA again, hell no,” Lohan added. “My friends tell me sh-t when they come over I don’t want to hear. I don’t even know who got married and who got pregnant. You turn on the news in LA and it is all gossip about people.

"All the stuff that is going on in the world right now and this gossip is the news?

"I love the BBC. I haven’t heard myself mentioned on TV since I have been here. That has been really weird for me, and great.”

Jennifer Aniston Allure CoverJennifer Aniston would like the set the record straight: She is not pregnant.

At 45 years old, she very likely will never be pregnant. And guess what? That's okay!

"I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women - that you've failed yourself as a female because you haven't procreated," Aniston says in the latest issue of Allure.

"I don't think it's fair. You may not have a child come out of you, but that doesn't mean you aren't mothering - dogs, friends, friends' children."

Ever since she split from Brad Pitt, of course, Aniston has been subject to numerous stories about her love life.

She's now engaged to Justin Theroux ("We're equals. He's a nurturer. He is so fiercely loyal," she says), but that's not enough for many tabloids and critics.

They still wonder when Aniston will have a child and imply that something is wrong with her for not having done so.

"I have a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can't have children, or are trying but are having a difficult time," she says. "There's all sorts of reasons why children aren't in people's lives, and no one has the right to assume."

Aniston adds that even discussing the issue gets her a “little tight in my throat” and then specifically address those who have dared to presume.

"This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don't want to be a mother, and how selfish that is... It's quite rude, insulting and ignorant."

Hi, Hayden Panettiere!Hayden Panettiere has an extra special reason to sing a happy tune today:

The actress is a first-time mother!

People Magazine has confirmed that the Nashville Season 3 star welcomed her first child with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko on Tuesday, December 9.

The child is named Kaya Klitschko; she weighed in at 7 lbs., 14 oz., and measured 20 inches.

“We are over the moon and madly in love!” Panettiere and Klitschko tell People.

Panettiere remained mostly quiet throughout her pregnancy, though she did tell Hello Magazine early in her term that she was glad she was having a girl.

 

"I’m thrilled that I am having a girl first because I feel like I know a lot about raising a strong woman," she said at the time. "I feel very empowered myself and I think my daughter will, too."

Ariana Grande: Carried Like a BabyRumors about Ariana Grande's diva behavior have been circulating for months, but a report that surfaced yesterday seemed so ridiculous that we were fairly certain there was no truth behind it.

Well, let no one say we're not big enough to admit when we're wrong. Absurd as it may seem, here's a photo of Ariana Grande being carried like a baby:

This story originated with a staffer's claim that Ari's "new rule" is that she be carried whenever she doesn't feel like walking.

Grande's publicist was reached for comment, and replied, "That claim is ridiculous and laughable."

So it was that much sweeter when just hours later, Jezebel found the above photo on Ari's own Instagram page!

There's still some debate as to whether or not this is the height of Grande's ridiculous diva-dom.

After all, this is the girl that wished death upon her fans after they dared to request an autograph. 

 

Christian Bale recently said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that the likes of George Clooney need to have a seat and turn off the whine switch in their system, because he’s sick of hearing them moan about the paparazzi.

Christian, who whined about the paps during that interview, said that all the celebrity whining is BOOOORING and he prefers not to whine about it. In case you forgot, here’s a piece of what he said:

“It’s like, come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it. I prefer not to whine about it.”

Well, at the NYC premiere of Exodus at the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday night, E! News brought up Christian’s pro tip for George Clooney. Christian played dumb. Christian said that he doesn’t remember dragging George and the WSJ must’ve twisted his words a bit:

“I was scratching my head when I heard that. I said, ‘When on earth would I had said that? I’ve got immense respect for him and I can’t even begin to imagine the invasion of his privacy. Our lives don’t even begin to compare. He’s a true movie star. I’m just somebody who was lucky to get a job. So, yeah, it was possibly just a well-intentioned edit. But certainly, I never meant any disrespect whatsoever.”

Big Sean, Ariana GrandeThey may not have been dating for very long, but sources say Ariana Grande and Big Sean are "soul partners," and they could soon be making it permanent with a blinged-out stocking stuffer.

"They have been talking marriage recently," a source tells Life & Style. "She is hoping for a ring this Christmas. She knows they're young, but she is head-over-heels in love with him. It's very serious."

Of course, if Sean pops the question it'll be his second time he's gotten engaged in just 14 months. Sean broke up with Naya Rivera in April, just months before the two were scheduled to walk down the aisle. 

However, insiders say Sean's recent breakup has done nothing to slow down his relationship with Ariana:

"Sean is completely smitten with her and adores her," says the source. "He's always telling her how happy he is that he didn't marry his ex, Naya Rivera, because Ariana is his true love."

Ashton Kutcher thinks his newborn daughter is similar to a cell phone.

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres this week, the actor makes that unusual comparison while gushing over two-month old Wyatt, telling the host how amazing it has been to raise the child without a nanny.

Yup, it's been all Ashton and Mila Kunis so far.

"The most amazing thing about having a baby is my partner, Mila,” Ashton said. “She’s the greatest mom I can’t even... like I go to work every day and I come home and she’s like perfect. And it just seems like everything went amazing.

"And I know that something probably didn’t go amazing, but she never tells… it’s unbelievable. She’s incredible.”

As for why two rich and famous people would choose not to have a nanny?

"We just want to know our kid," Kutcher said. "We want to be the people that know what to do when the baby’s crying to make the baby not cry anymore. We want to know, like when she makes a little face or something we want to be emotionally in touch with her and I think the only way to do that is by being the one who’s there.”

 

seth rogenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un's threats to take "merciless countermeasures" against the U.S. if Seth Rogen’s new comedy The Interview is released as planned on Christmas Day have left the funnyman's mother terrified.

The actor/producer's new film centres upon two hapless U.S. journalists who are recruited to kill the North Korean dictator after landing an opportunity to interview him. Rogen and pal James Franco play the TV presenter and his sidekick.

As soon as the trailer was released earlier this year, Kim Jong-un's aides declared the film a "most wanton act of terrorism and war" and threatened to strike back if Sony bosses went ahead with plans to release the movie.

Rogen tells Rolling Stone magazine he's still stunned that his comedy has sparked a major international incident - and admits his mom is worried for his safety.

He explains, "For a Jewish mother, having a country wage war on your son is the worst. No Jewish mother should have to deal with that.

"If Kim Jong-un only knew what he was doing to my mother! He would know he had exacted his revenge."

 

Rumors are swirling around the actress right now, as multiple sources are saying the 29-year-old is three months pregnant with her first child.

According to a eyewitness, the Imitation Game actress fueled rumors of a possible pregnancy as she attended the Moët British Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday night with her hubby!

But it wasn't Keira's billowy look that set off the speculation of a pregnancy — although there are also rumors running around about her lack of form fitting clothes — it was what she avoided when she was there.

Despite the fact that the sponsor of the event was an alcoholic beverage, the tiny star reportedly stayed away from alcohol the entire night.

First she received noms for her latest role, and now this news?!

If it's all true, 2015 is going to be a great year for the potential mommy-to-be! Way to end the year with a big bang.

It's safe to assume that Selena Gomez will always have love for Justin Bieber, no matter what!

The duo have been through a lot of ups and downs throughout their time together, but it seems like Selly is getting off that ride for good. Or should we say, for the moment?

Although The Heart Wants What It Wants singer admitted she's currently unattached at the moment, she has nothing but love and respect for her ex-beau.

In an interview with NRJ radio in Norway on Thursday, she revealed there's absolutely no bad blood between the two.

Selenita said:

"I definitely have so much respect and love for him. And going in the studio is just very therapeutic…It was my way of having it be a message more to people in general. People everywhere feel this feeling, and they should understand when anybody goes through that."

However, for all those willing suitors out there, Selly G. isn't quite looking for a relationship at the moment.

When the radio DJ asked the star if she would use the dating app, Tinder, Selena admitted:

"Oh goodness, no. I don't even know how to work it, to be honest. I really don't. I definitely don't Tinder!"

Ariana Grande: No Ponytail!Rumors of Ariana Grande's diva behavior have been around for pretty much as long as the pint-sized pop princess has been famous.

Even so, this latest rumor about her prima donna antics is tough to believe, even by Ariana standards:

"Her new rule is she has to be carried - literally carried like a baby - when she doesn't feel like walking," a source tells Life & Style. "She says she doesn't want her precious feet to hit the floor."

We've heard that Ariana wished death on her fans. We've heard that Ariana had photo shoots canceled because someone snapped a picture of her right side....

Yet somehow, we can't imagine that she actually used the phrase "precious feet."

Anyway, the insider claims to have seen Ari cradled in the arms of a staffer on two separate occasions - once while filming her latest music video, and again during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

"Everyone was stunned," says the source. "Ariana is such a diva."

Taylor Swift Looking GoodTaylor Swift is happily single, despite (many) rumors to the contrary. Her rep shot down a slew of reports linking her to several men ... and one woman.

For the past few weeks, and honestly ever since anyone has known who Taylor Swift is, her personal life has been a popular celebrity gossip topic.

Perhaps because of her long single spell, the dating rumors ramped up recently, with tabloid reports linking her to many members of her inner circle.

She's been linked to ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, 5 Seconds of Summer member Michael Clifford, The 1975 member Matt Healy and even BFF Karlie Kloss.

"Taylor remains happily single," Swift's rep said in a statement.

"It is disappointing that her one birthday request was ignored."

That was a reference to Swift's Tweet on Monday: "As my 25th birthday present from the media, I'd like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty"

Clearly that was one request the media did not grant the star.

Then again, Taylor doesn't turn 25 until Saturday, December 13, so maybe they're just waiting until then to collectively cease all rumors regarding Swift.

Yesterday, we learned that Drake was hospitalized after fighting Puff Daddy outside of a club in Miami.

After the news broke, social media was instantly abuzz with rumors about the cause of the scuffle. Was Drake macking on Diddy's girlfriend, Cassie? Had Drizzy somehow "disrespected" Puff, as witnesses claimed?

We may never know for certain what sparked the totally un-gangsta-sounding "slap fight," but TMZ is claiming to have gotten to the bottom of the Drake-Diddy dispute: 

Apparently, Drake and Puff were both interested in a beat made by producer Boi-1da.

Puff called dibs, but sat on the song for eight months. Drake grew frustrated because he had a keen interest in the track, so he eventually just said screw it and turned the beat into the hit single "0-100/The Catch-Up."

While the song is undeniably dope, there's nothing mind-blowing about the beat, so it seems strange that Diddy would feel that protective of his ownership claim.

However, insiders say the elder statesman felt that relative newcomer Aubrey violated some unwritten hip hop code of ethics and needed to be taught a lesson.

If you're keeping score at home, that's three beefs this month for the "Started From the Bottom" rapper. The Drake-Tyga feud is said to be intensifying by the day, and Chris Brown has publicly called Drizzy out for attempting to steal his girl.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have traveled the globe and met with some of the world's most respected dignitaries.

But for all of their hobnobbing with other royals, even Will and Kate must've been a bit star struck when they finally met King James and the Queen Bey.

Yes, the long-rumored meeting between LeBron James and Kate Middleton finally took place last night when Will and Kate took in a Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game at the Barclay's Center.

It's the first NBA game for both Will and Kate, and they quickly learned that with courtside seats, part of the fun is your celebrity company.

The Carters and the Windsors had their first meet-and-greet.

Sadly, we may never find out if Beyonce and Kate Middleton talked about designer shoes or the global debt crisis, but just knowing that they talked at all is pretty cool.

Will and Kate's trip to NYC seems to be turning out as one of their more memorable official visits.

Yesterday, Will took a day trip to D.C. to meet with President Obama, while Kate stopped by a children's center in Harlem to help wrap Christmas presents for disadvantaged kids.

The royal couple will reportedly remain in New York through Wednesday.

Grammy FolksThe Grammy Awards took a circuitous route to announcing its nominees this year.

Rather than come out with all nominees at once, the nods for various categories were posted throughout Friday on Twitter, culminating with the reveal of the contenders for Album of the Year on CBS' A Very Grammy Christmas last night.

"What we wanted to do is add a twist," explained Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich. "And everyone loves Christmas specials."

So, who is up for the top hardware at the annual event, which will air on February 8?

Meet your Album of the Year nominees now:

 

  • Morning Phase, Beck
  • Beyoncé, Beyoncé
  • X, Ed Sheeran
  • In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
  • Girl, Pharrell Williams

With her nods this year, Beyonce overtakes Dolly Parton as the most nominated artist in Grammy history.

Blue Ivy's talented mother has been nominated a whopping 48 times and won 17 Grammy trophies in all.

Earlier this fall, Taylor Swift was named Billboard Woman of the Year for the second time in her record-shattering career.

It was a meaningful honor for the chart-topping superstar, that much is certain. But it would pale in comparison to another distinction she is unexpectedly up for: 

Time Person of the Year.

In 2013, Pope Francis took home this award. In 2012, it went to President Barack Obama.

Time Magazine editor Nancy Gibbs went on the Today Show this morning, meanwhile, to reveal the eight finalists for 2014. They are:

 

  • Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc..
  • Swift.
  • Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL.
  • Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
  • The Ebola caregivers.
  • The Ferguson protestors.
  • Masoud Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba Group

Hmmm.... which of those names doesn't seem to belong with the rest?

Swift, of course, has enjoyed a tremendous 2014, even by her own lofty standards.

Her new album has solid millions of copies and she put out back-to-back number-one hits with "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space".

Justin Bieber in a HatJustin Bieber has had a busy week.

First, the singer hung out with some New England Patriots players.

Then, he and his friends skateboarded in the streets of Los Angeles, causing problems for motorists and having the police called to the scene as a result.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the annoying artist officially cleared all his things out of his condominium in that city, much to the extreme delight of his now-former neighbors.

According to TMZ, an email has been circulating between residents of that building, many of whom are now planning a Thank Goodness Justin Bieber is Gone! party for this Saturday night.

Which is appropriate. Because Bieber himself partied many times while living there.

Here is a timeline of some of the most notable times Justin Bieber was an especially terrible person to live near:

July 21: Cops were called to the condo SIX times in one night for Bieber-related noise complaints.

July 29: Cops showed up to tell residents how to handle Bieber and his obnoxious behavior.

October 15: A Bieber homecoming shindig was busted up by - yup, you guessed it! - the cops.

 

In the past, Reese Witherspoon has been a woman who enjoys knocking back a drink or twelve.

There's the video of Reese getting arrested while drunkenly screaming at a cop.

And then there's the video of drunk Reese offering sex advice to Cara Delevingne, which is a sequel that's superior to the original in many ways.

But it's been months since we've heard about Reese getting bombed in public, and she's currently going full-tilt, campaigning for an Oscar nomination for her role in Wild. So you may think she's been keeping her nose clean.

You would be wrong.

Star magazine reports that Reese recently showed up to a late-morning charity event and proceeded to get thoroughly sh-tfaced in front of some pearl-clutching ladies who lunch:

"When Reese arrived, she seemed uneasy and apprehensive," says one witness. "As Reese kept drinking, she started to feel more comfortable and got a lot chattier. She was bouncing around in her seat and entertaining the table."

Sources say Reese knocked back three glasses of wine before noon, which may not sound like much, but it's important to bear in mind that Reese weighs 11 pounds.

Amber Heard and Johnny DeppAfter a whirlwind romance and surprise engagement, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard may be ready to call it quits.

"Johnny is crazy in love with Amber, but there is turmoil in the relationship," a source tells People magazine. "Amber flirts and has many different kids of relationships. She is not really ready to settle down."

Depp's drunk speech at last month's Hollywood Film Awards had many believing that the 51-year-old screen legend wasn't ready to for married life, but the insider insists it's 28-year-old Amber who's having second thoughts.

Depp proposed to Heard after less than a year of dating, leading many to believe that the veteran heartthrob had finally found his match. 

Unfortunately, Johnny's been engaged several times in the past...and he has the ill-considered tattoos to prove it.

Over the past few weeks, rumors that Depp's drinking is driving Heard away have been circulating online.

Naturally, the intensely private couple declined to speak publicly on the matter, but some outlets reported that Depp checked into rehab at Amber's insistence.

Given the latest breakup rumors, Depp's recent remarks that he doesn't give a f-ck about his career will surely be interpreted as a sign of post-breakup depression.

However, it's unlikely that the notoriously stoic actor would give the public any indication if he was suffering from sort of inner turmoil.

It's been almost a month since the world first learned that Britney Spears is dating Charlie Ebersol, and things seem to be going swimmingly.

Britney's family approves of Charlie, and if her Instagram posts are any indication, the dude definitely gets along well with her kids.

But every relationship hits some bumps along the way, and in this case, the bump has taken the form of Charlie's mom - actress Susan Saint James - who is reportedly insisting that her son break up with Britney.

"[Charlie's dad] thinks it is great to see his son happy," a source tells Radar Online. "But Susan wants him to be with someone not famous."

"All Charlie's mother ever wanted is for him to get married and have children. She just doesn't think Britney is the right choice."

Susan has apparently cited Britney's 2007 breakdown and subsequent rehab stint as evidence that the singer is not a good match for Charlie.

Of course, Susan likely won't have any say in the matter.

In addition to the fact that Britney and Charlie are reportedly in love and moving fast, insiders say their business interests are already inextricably intertwined.

Some sources even say Charlie has received the all-important marriage go-ahead from Brit's controlling father.

Lady Gaga Naked (And We're Afraid)Yesterday, Lady Gaga gave a revealing interview to Howard Stern in which she talked about everything from the painful secrets of her past to the current state of her love life. 

But if you were hoping the Mother Monster's sexcapades would be as interesting as her wardrobe, prepare to be disappointed:

Gaga is still dating Taylor Kinney, and she's not banging Taylor Swift.

Yes, not long ago, the Internet was abuzz with the somewhat ridiculous rumor that there's more than one Taylor in Gaga's life.

Sadly, the singer crushed millions of fans' dreams when she revealed to Stern that Swaga is not a thing:

"I don't think she would be into that," Gaga said. "If she's interested, she can call me."

Interestingly, Gaga says she wasn't crazy about Taylor when they first met. Naturally, Swifty won her over eventually:

"It was at the AMAs, [Taylor] and I were sitting next to each other," Gaga tells Stern. "She goes, 'Oh my god, I love ARTPOP...'Applause is my favorite song! I was thinking, Yeah, yeah, yeah, this chick is full of sh-t."

She says it wasn't until months later when a stylist friend of hers called to say he was watching Tay rock out to 'Applause' that Gaga actually believed Swift is a fan.

 

Nicki Minaj AMA PhotoNicki Minaj has come out with a new single.

But instead of fans focusing on the beats of "All Things Go," many have honed in on the track's lyrics, most notably a passage that seems to imply Minaj either suffered a miscarriage or had an abortion 16 years ago.

Referencing younger brother Micaiah, Minaj raps at one point:

"I want Caiah to go to college just to say we did it/My child with Aaron, would've have been sixteen any minute/So in some ways I feel like Caiah is the both of them/It's like he's Cai's little angel looking over him."

The 31-year old also makes it clear that she was once engaged. Or at least that someone once asked for her hand in marriage.

"Ten years ago, that's when you proposed/I look down, yes I suppose," Nicki raps.

In 2008, Minaj admitted to feeling guilt about having had an abortion in the single “Autobiography.” She was around 15 at the time she ended her pregnancy.

Earlier this year, rumors of Nicki Minaj being pregnant (courtesy of Lil Wayne) circulated around the Internet, but they were never true, of course.

As a result, fans who have listened to "All Things Go" have been expressing their support for the artist over Twitter.

“The fact that we know how private of a person you are. To have u give us something like All Things Go. Wow I love u," wrote one fan, while another added:

“respect & appreciate @NICKIMINAJ for being as candid & vulnerable as she is on ‘all things go.'"

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian SelfieYesterday, Kim Kardashian said she hopes to have three kids. 

We're assuming she'd like all three offspring to be sired Kanye West, but as usual, there are rumors of trouble in Kimye Land.

In fact, one insider claims that Kim might be trying to get knocked up just so that she can keep Yeezy around.

A source tells Radar Online that Kim is convinced "her career won't survive another divorce" and that more kids are essential to making it work:

"Kim is determined to make this work because she does not want to ever have to go through what she's watching her mom and Bruce go through."

Really? It took the Kris and Bruce Jenner breakup to make Kim realize divorce sucks? Perhaps the "source" forgot that Kim's been married twice before.

But hey, at least Kim's "determined" to make this one work. Of course, we're not sure why she thinks a trinity of babies will convince Yeezus to stick around.

Taylor Swift in LingerieLast year, after Taylor Swift performed at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, one of the brand's famous "Angels" revealed that she was less than pleased with the singer's stage presence.

Model Jessica Hart dissed Taylor after the show, subtly suggesting that Ms. Swift's wholesome image didn't mesh with risque nature of the show:

"God bless her heart. I think she's great," Hart told reporters. "But I don't know, to me, she didn't fit. I don't know if I should say that."

Big mistake, Jess. If the Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry feud has taught us anything, it's that Taylor's willing to go nuclear when beefing with fellow celebs, and she doesn't care who knows it.

In this case, Swifty reportedly told organizers that she'd only perform at the show if Hart was nowhere to be seen:

"It's not been announced that Jessica is not walking, but it was a direct request from Taylor that this be the case," one insider tells the New York Daily News.

"No one can know that Taylor requested Ms. Hart not be in the show. They want to keep that under wraps, but that's the facts."

Taylor has already recorded her performance for this year's show, but we may not know if Jessica made the cut until the annual event airs on CBS December 9.

Amanda Bynes is estranged from her parents, and recently failed in her attempt to undo the conservatorship through which they legally control her estate.

Despite reports that she is broke and homeless - speculation fueled by the night she spent on that mall couch - she seems to have some access to money.

Someone's paying the bill for the phone she's using to relentlessly tweet about Caleb Pusey, as well as the star's Uber account ... which begs the question:

Are her parents using the ride-sharing service to monitor her?

Since she was released from a psychiatric facility in October, she's been hard to keep track of. For us, anyway. Not for her parents, thanks to Uber's GPS.

According to reports, her parents set her up with an account for the car service, which she uses from her phone, both of which they're paying for.

“Amanda’s mom, Lynn, set up the Uber car service on her daughter’s cell phone,” an insider said. “Uber can take Amanda anywhere she needs to go."

And plenty of places she more likely doesn't need to go.

"It’s paid for out of Amanda’s estate, [via] conservatorship. This allows [her] to have independence, but at the same time her parents can track where she goes.”

Bynes has been living at a hotel in Glendale, California.

It's not clear who's fronting that cost, but Amanda’s parents are getting ready to move back to Texas, as planned, because "they feel they’ve done all they can.”

It is totally on between Christian Bale and George Clooney.

Earlier this fall, Clooney went off on a series of rants against The Daily Mail for publishing lies about him, his now-wife Amal Alamuddin and his supposed clashes with her parents.

Bale, however, tells WSJ Magazine that his fellow Oscar winner has to just silence any beef he has with the media. It’s the price one pays for fame and fortune.

"It doesn't matter that he talks about it," Bale says of Clooney. "It's like, 'Come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it.' I prefer not to whine about it."

"Some people poke you like you're an animal in a zoo, looking for a response," Bale adds. "If you're smart, you don't give it to them. If you're dumb, occasionally, like me, you give it to them. And then they've basically got what they wanted. I usually regret it afterwards."

Bale then goes on to tell a story about how a man once stood outside his Italian hotel and said “obscene” things to his wife, Sibi Blazic.

"I know what he's after; he has a strategy there," Bale said of the incident. "Am I able to say I'm not gonna give him that satisfaction of angry Christian Bale coming after this man? But equally, he's killing my humanity and my dignity as a husband if I do not, and he knows this."

It's unclear what Bale decided in that moment, but his overall point is simple: you always have a "choice," he says.

Sunday marked one year to the day since actor Paul Walker was tragically killed in a car crash, making for an emotional outpouring of memories and tributes.

Just 40 years old, Paul Walker was killed on November 30, 2013, along with his longtime friend Roger Rodas, leaving fans, friends and co-stars devastated.

With Furious 7 nearing its April release, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez were among those memorializing Walker once more on Sunday afternoon.

Diesel posted a Facebook photo of his daughter with Walker, writing:

“He was a part of so much in my life … long personal talks with my mother or babysitting the Alpha Angel … he took a certain pride in being uncle Pablo."

"After all, we were filming a scene in FF4 the day she was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilicle cord [sic]."

"He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood, that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life. A year ago today ..."

"A year of mourning… and his absence still leaves me speechless."

Tyrese posted a long Instagram tribute to his co-star and friend: "To this day his arm is still around my neck with love and protection… Rest in heaven…”

"In this life one would hope to be this ‘effective’ 1 year ago today God called an angel home early. I miss my brother I miss my friend and I miss OUR STAR!!!!!"

"Physically gone but forever alive in our minds, hearts and spirit… What was once tears of pain and shock are now tears of JOY celebrating all that you stood for…"

"Everyone worldwide please take 5 mins out of your day to send life, prayers and energy to Paul’s family his daughter Meadow and immediate circle today."

“A celebration of Paul William Walker will be echoed around the world."

Rodriguez took to Twitter, writing: “I love you Paul. Your living in the hearts of all who love you for sure. Sending mad love out to Heaven @SupportROWW.”

Ludacris wrote: “Always in our hearts. Can’t believe it’s been a year already. You spirit will be felt in volumes across the world forever #fast7april3rd #rip.”

Hundreds of fans also gathered Sunday at the site of Walker’s death in Santa Clarita, Calif., adding to the makeshift street memorial with flowers and mementos.

R.I.P.

The world already knew that Nick Cannon had sex with Kim Kardashian, but in a recent radio interview, Mariah Carey's ex may have implied that he got it in with her famous sisters as well.

Asked if he'd hooked up with any members of the K-clan, Cannon replied, "Yes. I always get in trouble with this, but I always tell the truth. The ones that are of age."

Yes, it sounds as though Nick is claiming to have had sex with Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and possibly even Kendall Jenner. (Kendall turned 19 last month.)

When Nick says he tends to "get in trouble" for his Kardashian-banging past, he's probably referring to an incident that took place back in April when Mariah Carey got pissed at Cannon for talking about his relationship with Kim during an interview.

She prefers to keep her private life private, but Eva Mendes couldn’t help but make a fuss about her two-month-old daughter Esmeralda while chatting with The Violet Files.

The “Other Guys” stunner talked about the way she and her beau Ryan Gosling decided on their bundle of joy’s moniker.

 

"We were really excited about naming her. We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it’s a beautiful name. Her middle is Amada, which was my grandmother’s name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish."

Eva also commented on motherhood- "People always told me that [it was tough]. But I’ve learned that it’s way harder to be a baby. Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the ‘90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it’s like to be a baby."

Meanwhile, given that both Eva and Ryan are big movie stars, their daughter will be growing up in the spotlight. "Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it’s unfair but that’s our reality. So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that.”

"It’s such an intimate time for the mother, too. I know that it seems all very innocuous when you’re flipping through a tabloid at the doctor’s office or see a photo of a pregnant lady online, but I find the media’s 'bump watch' obsession to be both intrusive and stressful. So I made a decision to eject myself from it completely. I was like, 'Annnnd I’m out.'"

Miley Cyrus on ThanksgivingMiley Cyrus celebrated Thanksgiving this year in the most Miley Cyrus of ways.

The 22-year old took to Instagram to post a number of selfies and inspirational quotes, expressing gratitude for all she has while, of course, cursing.

"How did I get chosen to be the one with this life?" the artist captioned a picture. "Feeling f--king thankful & it's not the season."

Cyrus didn’t get drunk or dress up as a taco for the holiday, but she did continue.

"It's going to sleep in silence nothing but these baby angels and a book after a long loud day filled with making what I love," she wrote. "Alone time but I'm not alone! I'll take a soul over a voice box forever."

Miley has another reason to be thankful these days as well. She and Patrick Schwarzenegger appear to be going very strong.

Roseanne Barr Twitter PhotoRoseanne Barr spent her Thanksgiving this year backtracking from a joke most Twitter followers believe went way too far.

Late Wednesday night, the comedian posted a photo of her swollen/ravaged face online, quipping that she just "got in a tussle w bill cosby" and "U shoyld see that mfer.”

The former sitcom star later deleted the picture and the caption and explained that the following image was due to a "chemical peel" she got to "look more sexier."

Barr, of course, was originally joking about the ongoing Bill Cosby scandal in which that legendary actor finds himself at the center of numerous sexual assault allegations.

Multiple women have come forward over the past few weeks and accused Cosby of drugging them and raping them, with most alleged cases having taken place in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Most recently, celebrities such as Michelle Hurd and Janice Dickinson have joined the long list of accusers.

Cosby has remained awkwardly mum on the issue, while his attorney has released a handful of statement that deny all allegations made against his client.

However, it's clear where Barr stands on the controversy.

“I don’t wanna get sued or have [Cosby] send anyone to beat me up, but I think it’s obvious: 13 to 1," Barr told The New York Daily News in regard to the number of women who have come forward against Cosby.

Roseanne adds that this situation “is the best and the worst thing. It’s horrible when you peel back the curtain and see what’s behind it, but it’s so great that people now have the capacity to actually look at the truth and see how it adds up."

Alfonso Ribeiro Wins!He may have won Dancing with the Stars Season 19 due to his moves on the dance floor, Alfonso Ribeiro still feels like he's floating in the air right about now.

The actor spoke to Us Weekly not long after his DWTS victory last night, expressing utter consternation over the outcome.

"I was kind of in shock!" Ribeiro said upon hearing his name called. "I almost fell to my knees right there because it was so amazing. And what a happy moment. We so did not expect that.

"I said to [partner] Witney [Carson] right before, 'Be prepared to hear Mark [Ballas] and Sadie."

But while Sadie Robertson was impressive, Ribeiro remained a fan favorite from Day One.

"We stayed our course the entire time," the star said of why he won. "We said, 'Let's get out there, do the best we can that week, and not worry about what's coming next and what happened before. And that just kept us in the moment...We were in it, and it was a great experience."

Ribeiro also gave thanks to his partner, who helped the pair earn perfect scores throughout the season and said he's excited to go on the Dancing with the Stars tour.

But, first, a vacation with his pregnant wife is in order.

"We're going to Hawaii! We're going to lay on the beach. It's our next babymoon. We went to Hawaii last time for a babymoon and we loved it.

So much for an amicable break-up, huh?

In late September, the celebrity gossip world was thrown for a stunning loop when Jordin Sparks split from Jason Derulo.

Following rumors of infidelity on Derulo's side, the singer spoke out and simply blamed the break-up on pressure to get married, which created tension for both parties.

But Sparks came out today with "How Bout Now (Remix)" - and it sounds like the former American Idol champion has a beef that goes beyond marital pressure.

"Feeling like I have to get all of this off my chest/I know you are sitting there thinking 'What is she going to do next?'" Sparks sings on the track.

Making it very clear she's targeting Derulo, Sparks then references a neck injury he suffered in 2012.

"Remember I deleted all my other guys' numbers out my phone for ya?/Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya? You probably don't remember half of the s--t that I did for ya."

This remix will be featured on Jordin's upcoming mixtape, "#BYEFELICIA," which is a quote from the movie Friday. It essentially means a person is leaving and you don't care and it could also be interpreted as a shot at Derulo.

Sparks and Derulo dated for three years and he has admitted to dumping her over the phone.

Earlier this week, Bette Midler called Ariana Grande a "whore."

The 68-year-old music legend offered some career advice to the 21-year-old pop princess by basically telling her to put some clothes on and stop humping furniture in her music videos.

Not surprisingly, Ari was less than thrilled with Bette's unsolicited pro tips. In fact, sources claimed Ariana is a huge fan of Bette's, and that she was shocked by the insults, as she always saw herself as following in Midler's footsteps. 

Ari is known for her hot temper, and were fans braced for a full-blown War of the Divas. Sadly, when Grande finally responded to Bette's comments on Twitter last night, she took the high road in admirable fashion:

"Bette has always been a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judment," Ari tweeted.

"Not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back! Always a fan no matter what my love, and I will still quote first wives club every single day of my life lmao." 

Oooooh, snap! Not only did Ari play the feminist card, she also played the seldom-used "Remember when you used to jiggle your things for the whole world?" card. 

Sunday night's powerful, heart-wrenching Selena Gomez American Music Awards performance made a lot of headlines and impressed many people with its raw emotion.

Justin Bieber was not one of those people, however.

Millions of viewers watched her emote so hard, with Selena Gomez crying over Justin Bieber as she crooned through "The Heart Wants What It Wants."

The man-boy who inspired her new single was far from thrilled, believing his 20-time former girlfriend was “exploiting their relationship” with these theatrics.

“Justin thinks Selena was being so dramatic on stage and making it seem like he’s the heartbreaker in all of this,” an insider says of her AMA performance.

“At first he wanted to go to the show but then his team convinced him not to go because they said he would look like a fool,” the source goes on.

"Every time he gets too preoccupied with Selena, [he turns to religion]. He has not even reached out to Selena yet to congratulate her on her performance.”

“Instead he went to New York to listen to a popular preacher."

“Justin’s team and Pastor Carl Lenz convinced him to skip the American Music Awards and spend time at Hillsong Church in New York City instead."

"He’s been reminded to spread the gospel rather than dwell in the trappings of Hollywood,” the source said, apparently likening Selena Gomez to a "trapping."

He may be best known these days for partying, sending bodyguards after photographers and leading on Selena Gomez, but Justin Bieber has been very good at something else over the past year as well:

Making gobs of money.

Forbes has released its rundown of the highest-paid celebrities under 30 years of age, based on their earnings from June of 2013 through June of 2014.

And Bieber tops the list with a cool $80 million garnered via touring and releasing new music, while One Direction isn’t far behind and Taylor Swift sits in third place.

Only one actress is included among the Top 9, Jennifer Lawrence, unless you count Miley Cyrus as an actress still.

We're pretty sure she's just a singer at this point, however. A singer and a professional Weird Instagram Photo Publisher, that is.

Last night, a grand jury in Ferguson, MO decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown.

While most celebrity responses to the grand jury's decision consisted of outraged tweets and pleas for peace, at least one A-list recording artist took to the streets to join a Ferguson protest:

Rapper Macklemore attempted to blend in with the crowd while participating in a peaceful demonstration, but he was quickly spotted by a TMZ cameraman.

Asked why he'd decided to join the protesters, Macklemore responded, "It's not about me; it's about Michael Brown."

Hip hop artist Q-Tip also joined the demonstrations, but for the most part, celebrities who disagree with the grand jury's decision have stuck to expressing their anger through social media rants.

Now, the question remains: will other celebrities follow in Macklemore's footsteps in an effort to help keep the nation's attention focused on Ferguson, or do famous faces simply distract from the issues at hand?

While images of burning buildings and heavily-armed police officers continue to dominate the national media's coverage, the majority of Ferguson protests have been peaceful, and most violent outbursts have reportedly been quickly contained.

But while high-profile protesters may be unlikely to come to any harm, it's doubtful that we'll see a mass migration from Hollywood to this beleaguered St. Louis suburb.

The situation in Ferguson will likely remain volatile for several days to come, and it's one situation that doesn't require the star power in order to hole the nation's interest.

UPDATE: While several outlets reported that Macklemore traveled to Ferguson for the protests, witnesses now say that he simply joined a group of demonstrators in his native Seattle.

The relationship between Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger may be the most unexpected love connection of the year, but believe it or not, these two are actually making it work.

Witnesses at Miley's 22nd birthday party last week say Cyrus and Schwarzenegger were inseparable all night long. We've even heard rumors that Miley and Patrick are "falling in love" already.

However, initial reports claimed that Patrick's mother, Maria Shriver, was "horrified" by his relationship with Miley and was doing everything in her power to put a stop to it.

Now, the former First Lady of California has apparently done a complete 180 and welcomed Miley into the family.

So what changed? Well, according to insiders, Patrick was able to open his mother's eyes to the reasons he fell for Miley - she's funny; she's spontaneous...and she's nothing like Taylor Swift:

You see, back in 2012, Patrick's cousin Conor Kennedy dated Taylor briefly. This was back when Swifty was actually a psycho girlfriend and didn't just play one in her music videos.

Taylor went full-blown Stage 5 Clinger on Conor, even buying a house next to his family's home in Martha's Vineyard.

The relationship didn't work out, because - Surprise! - not every 18-year-old dude is looking to get married, and Conor reportedly had a very difficult time removing Taylor from his life. 

So perhaps it's not surprising that that situation came to Maria's mind when her own son began dating a different A-list pop star:

"Maria was terrified it would be another nightmare like the Taylor situation," an insider tells Radar Online. "Taylor was their biggest fear. They all thought it was going to turn out like that."

However, after seeing the two of them together on several occasions, Maria has apparently realized that Miley is more likely to get psychotically attached to a bong than to a boy.

These days, Miley and Patrick are making no effort to hide their relationship, and sources say the relationship is moving very fast.

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