Katy Perry "Cut Ties" With Taylor Swift
The feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift might be one of the most unexpected celebrity beefs in history, as not only do they both seem to be friendly gals, on the surface they have so much in common.
They're both driven, ambitious women at the top of the same field, and they both dated John Mayer...
Anyway, after Taylor basically said that "Bad Blood" was written about Katy in a recent Rolling Stone interview, Perry got pissed.
"Katy is over Taylor's childish antics," says Lockhart Brownlie, one of the dancers Katy is said to have hired out from under Taylor. "She should have come to Katy directly instead of bashing her to drum up publicity for her album."
Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Headed For Divorce?
Canadian pop music’s royal couple may soon be no more: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are reportedly on the verge of divorce.
According to Us Weekly, Lavigne, 29, and Kroeger, 39, are allegedly heading for a breakup after slightly more than one year of marriage.
An unnamed source told Us: “It’s over. He has been going around L.A. telling people that they are divorcing.”
Best known as the frontman of the Canadian power-rock group Nickelback, Kroeger asked Lavigne to marry him in August, 2012, after they dated for one month. The couple married in a lavish ceremony in the south of France in July, 2013.
And by all appearances, it has been a blissful union so far. In July, Lavigne went on Twitter to rave about the 17-carat ring Kroeger gave her for their first wedding anniversary.
But it looks like she may have deleted that tweet, fueling rumors.
Plus, according to a new report in Hollywood Life, Lavigne wasn’t wearing the rock when she was spotted at the Chateau Marmont a few weeks ago.
“Avril was partying with a bunch of her girlfriends,” said the Hollywood Life source. “She wasn’t wearing the huge diamond rock her husband Chad gave her as a gift on their first wedding anniversary.”
Moreover, an alleged friend of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger reportedly said, "Chad is just a complete jerk in the way he talks to her, and the way he talks in general."
Britney Spears Accused Of Ripping Off Lingerie Designs
Britney Spears is accused of ripping off another company’s designs for her lingerie line.
Beverly Hills boutique Addiction Nouvelle Lingerie has called out the singer for imitating one of their sexy bra and panty sets in her new Intimate collection.
Addiction Nouvelle employee Stephanie Cook huffed on Instagram that Spears' ad looks like something that you can "purchase in our Beverly Hills store."
“The sneak peak of Britney Spears' new intimates collection looks more like a copy of the full bra and high waist panty by Addiction Nouvelle Lingerie."
“#copycat,” Cook added to the caption of her side-by-side picture comparison.
Addiction Nouvelle Lingerie didn't officially call out Spears, but confirmed that Cook works for the company, and the brand’s Instagram account “liked” her post.
Perhaps not coincidentally, Spears does not include the black high-waisted panty or black bra with sheer detailing on her website for the apparel.
Miley Cyrus Could Go To Jail
Already accused of racism for Twerking with a fake giant butt adorned to her rear end, Miley Cyrus could now face legal charges for doing the same act in concert on Tuesday.
Because she tossed in the addition of a spanking by the Mexican flag on stage.
During one point in the artist’s Monterrey show - which took place on Mexico’s Independence Day - Miley once again donned a prosthetic butt. Her backup dancers then whipped her behind with the flag.
As a result, Cyrus is being investigated by government officials, as the nation has laws protecting “national emblems, the flag and the national anthem.”
Punishment for actions deemed disrespectful of the flag in Mexico include fines and up to 36 hours in prison.
But will Cyrus end up in jail? We doubt it.
In 2007, however, singer Paulina Rubio was reportedly fined $4,000 for appearing in a magazine with the Mexican flag draped around her naked body.
Eva Mendes Gives Birth To Ryan Gosling's Daughter
The Ryan Gosling baby has arrived.
Multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly that Eva Mendes gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, about two months after news broke that she and Gosling were expecting.
It came as a shock, considering many fans weren't even aware Mendes and Gosling were a romantic item once again.
And not everyone took the pregnancy announcement so well...
Neither Mendes nor Gosling has spoken publicly about their child or relationship status this summer, as the actress kept a very low profile over the past few months, making a point to cover up her bump any time she did go out in public.
But even if the baby wasn't planned, insiders have said that Gosling has embraced his role.
He's been doting on Mendes non-stop since he learned he was going to be a dad.
"Ryan goes out and gets the groceries. [Eva's] been wanting pasta, and he's cooking her meals," a source told Us Weekly in mid-July. "Ryan has already stepped into the role of caring father-to-be."
Really, would you expect anything less from Ryan Gosling?
Mendes and Gosling first started dating in fall 2011 after costarring in The Place Beyond the Pines. That same year, Gosling told UK newspaper The Times that he would "make movies until I make babies."
So while we send the couple our best wishes, we now ask our of fear: Will Ryan Gosling retire?!?
Ariana Grande Diva Behaviour Reportedly Continues
Rumors of Ariana Grande's diva behavior are getting to be as well known as the pop star's music.
Last week Ariana canceled a photo shoot in Australia when the press on hand didn't comply with her demands.
Shortly thereafter, the E! network's Giuliana Rancic confirmed that the rumors are true, and told a story about Ariana flaunting her massive ego on the red carpet.
But all of the previous reports about Ariana's total disregard for the media, her fans, and her staff are nothing compared to the latest allegation of extreme diva behavior from the "Problem" singer.
"She did autographs and pics and was all smiles until she got in the elevator," a source tells The New York Daily News. "And as soon as the doors shut, she said, 'I hope they all f--king die.'"
The story would be hard to believe were it not for the constant reports of Ariana publicly dissing her fans and handlers, as well as her own admissions that she can be difficult to work with.
This news comes on the heels of the revelation that despite charging $495 for fan "meet and greets" on her upcoming tour, Ariana will not be posing for individual photos with fans, as is customary.
"Really? Bieber, Miley Britney, Katy Perry all did individual pics when they sold these packages," said one shocked industry insider.
Miley Cyrus Faces Accusations Of Racism
Miley Cyrus kept her clothes on for a performance in San Juan over the weekend.
But now the singer is under fire for wearing something extra on stage.
During a performance of the track "23," Cyrus donned a prosthetic rear end while Twerking, with some in attendance even noting that the fake body part was a darker shade than Miley's skin color.
Cyrus and a few fellow artists (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift) have drawn ire over the past several months for stereotyping African-American women, either using them as faceless props to Twerk or outwardly mocking them, as Miley appears to be doing here.
It’s conceivable, of course, that Miley is also just poking fun at friend Nicki Minaaj.
Or at herself for having a very non-Kim Kardashian like butt.
But knowing Miley Cyrus, and the way she prides herself on her untamed, anti-establishment nature, it's more likely that she's sticking a middle finger up at her critics and proving that she can do whatever she wants to on stage.
Kanye West Tells Wheelchair Bound Fans To Stand Up
Just Kanye being Kanye...
In a clip from the rapper's concert in Australia Friday night, West refused to sing a track unless EVERYONE in the crowd got on their feet.
And all attendees heeded the artist's order almost immediately... except two rebels.
“This is the longest I’ve had to wait,” Kanye said of the pair who refused to get out of their seat, openly telling the crowd that he was waiting on them before he would rap another note.
The only problem, as Kanye was eventually told? Those two folks were in wheelchairs.
"That's fine," West relented, breaking into the song and, hopefully, feeling a bit embarrassed about the incident.
The husband of Kim Kardashian was actually hospitalized earlier in the week for a migraine, with insiders saying he's totally fine and others saying he acted like a total douche to patients and doctors.
Is anyone shocked by this...
Iggy Azalea Ex Says Sex Tape Is Real and She Was Legal
Iggy has been spending days denying the existence of her sex tape, but she has come around and admitted that it is in fact real.
And now a man named Hefe Wine wants to confirm it as well.
Mr. Wine is a Houston-based rapper who claims to be Iggy's co-star in the tape. He says there's no truth to the rumor that Iggy was underage in the footage.
He also says she was 100 percent aware that she was being filmed, and that he didn't leak the video himself - rather it got out when his computer was stolen two months ago.
Now that the tape's fallen into the wrong hands, however, Hefe says he'd be more than happy to cash in on it. Of course, he would need Iggy to agree to the arrangement, and that seems very unlikely at this point.
Chris Martin And John Mayer Fighting Over Jen
As you've probably heard, Jennifer Lawrence nude photos were all over the Internet for a little while, until she basically went Katniss on the hacker and had every last J-Law pic scrubbed from the Web.
After all that, she probably thought she was through with drama for a bit.
Lawrence is dating Chris Martin; she's still a few weeks away from promoting Mockingjay Part 1...She probably figured the coast was clear to just relax.
Then John Mayer re-enters her life.
Mayer reportedly macked it to J-Law at a Medieval Times restaurant back in 2012 (seriously). Of course, he was most likely dating Katy Perry at the time, but since when has already being in a relationship ever stopped him?
"John is determined to win Jennifer's heart," says a source close to Mayer. "They had a late dinner together in West Hollywood on August 29. Chris who? That's how John feels. It's not like she's wearing a ring on her finger."
The insider added that Mayer will continue to be relentless in his pursuit of Lawrence, and he's adopted a "may the best man win" attitude.
Hilary Duff Shoots Down Aaron Carter
If you haven't heard, Aaron Carter is still in love with Hilary Duff.
They dated when he was like 13 and then he dumped her for Lindsay Lohan, which is probably the biggest mistake he's ever made.
So, for months now, Carter's tweets have mainly consisted of sad, desperate attempts to get Hilary to give him a second chance. Being a sane human being, she's managed to ignore him.
At least she had until someone forced her to comment on the situation in a press conference yesterday:
"I mean, that was so long ago, and obviously I’m still married, and I have a baby and we kind of just ... don't know each other. ... You said [it's weird], not me!"
Okay, so we think she actually let him down pretty easy, but believe it or not, folks all over the Interwebs think Hilary was unnecessarily harsh.
Beyonce Pregnant Again?
Beyonce and Jay Z are in South France at the moment. That's not news in itself, as the Carters spend so much time on the Mediterranean that they should probably just rename it the Jay Sea.
What is noteworthy, however, is the fact that Bey is wearing loose-fitting clothing, and was photographed touching her stomach on more than one occasion, indicating that there might, possibly be an outside chance that she's pregnant.
Of course, this maybe baby comes on the heels of countless Jay and Beyonce divorce rumors, so if it turns out that there is a little sibling on the way for Baby Blue, expect to hear plenty of speculation that the Carters are having a second because they're desperate to save their marriage.
Observant fans of Rap Royalty will be quick to point out that Beyonce posted a bikini photo just days ago in celebration of her 33rd birthday. While that may be true, we have no way of knowing when that photo was taken.
But as much as we hope the news is true and hip hop's first couple is about to unleash another primary-color-named offspring on the world, we have to admit that that's probably not the case.
Do you remember how Beyonce announced her first pregnancy? She was at the VMAs, and the news broke Twitter. If you think for round 2 she's just gonna be caught walking around covering her bump then you don't know Queen Bey.
Souce Claims Kaley Cuoco Planning Pregnancy
The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco and her husband Ryan Sweeting are looking to grow their family ASAP, according to a new tabloid report.
The insiders over at OK! claim that Kaley's planning to get pregnant with their first child, and is already putting the plan in motion.
She's been getting a nursery ready and letting her bosses know.
Cuoco, who just signed a $90 million contract for the next three seasons of The Big Bang Theory, reportedly told producers to start planning around her pregnancy.
If Kaley were to get pregnant in real life, it is unclear how it would be handled on the show, or if the timing would work out so that it could be avoided.
The report also states that she's picked an interesting room for the nursery.
Baby Sweeting will reside in the same room in Kaley's Tarzana, Calif., home that Lamar Odom used as a "man cave" before Cuoco bought it from Khloe Kardashian.
"It's so funny," the Cuoco source told the magazine.
"That room has been the scene of a lot of partying."
Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct
Back in June, Shia LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct after exhibiting some truly bizarre behavior in a New York City nightclub.
During a performance of Cabaret, Shia smoked, shouted, and slapped other patrons of the club. Some witnesses even claim that LaBeouf fought a homeless man and spat at police officers when they arrived to arrest him.
Today, he finally faced the consequences of his violent outburst, as he went before a judge to plead guilty to all charges against him.
The court showed mercy to Shia, and he was sentenced to six months of probation and six months of outpatient rehab.
LaBeouf's been in treatment for alcohol addiction since shortly after the incident took place, so he's already completed half of the rehab requirement.
The question remains, however, will Shia be able to keep his nose clean for the next six months?
It seems like it's been a long time since Shia's gone half a year without being involved in some sort of ugly shenanigans.
He kicked off 2014 with a drunken bar fight, and was later involved in a weird plagiarism scandal.
Kim Kardashian Asks Fan to Delete Photo
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are in Australia at the moment, and they made an appearance last night at a Yeezus pop-up store in Melbourne.
As you might expect, Kim's cleavage was on full display and fans wanted to take photos with the world's most famous reality star.
What you might not have expected, however, is Kim getting suddenly shy and trying to make a fan delete a photo because it was "too revealing."
Yes, Kim posed nude for GQ just last week, but apparently she felt that the outfit she's wearing in the photo was just too much for the Internet to handle.
According to a fan and amateur photographer identified only as Daniel, Kim approached him after he snapped some pics and asked to see them:
"Would you mind if I quickly looked at it, just if it's going on Instagram I want to make sure that nothing is too revealing." Daniel said, "Once she found out I wanted to put one on Instagram, she just wanted to make sure that it was appropriate."
Then Kim reportedly pointed out photos that she didn't like and asked him to delete them. We don't know for sure if he complied, but he definitely did not post the pics to Instagram.
Taylor Admits To “Bad Blood” With Musical Enemy... Possibly Katy Perry
As everyone in the free world now knows, Taylor Swift has learned to shake off the haters.
But there's one fellow artist Swift admits she can't just forget about, so much so that she penned the upcoming song "Bad Blood" about this unnamed individual.
"For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'" Swift told Rolling Stone.
"It had to do with business," Swift says. "She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational - you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it."
Swift typically gets along well with celebrities.
And she's not a stranger to writing about real-life relationships, of course; these subject are just typically ex-boyfriends.
"Sometimes the lines in a song are lines you wish you could text-message somebody in real life," she adds. "I would just be constantly writing all these zingers = like, 'Burn. That would really get her.'
"And I know people are going to obsess over who it's about, because they think they have all my relationships mapped out. But there's a reason there are not any overt callouts in that song."
The internet has now taken over, and decided for themselves that this unnamed artist is in fact Katy Perry.
Last year - right about the time Taylor says the 'arena tour' incident took place - three of Swift's backup dancers reportedly left to join Perry's world tour.
Taylor fired back by having Sara Bareilles join her on stage to sing "Brave." It was a loaded cameo, as Katy has been accused of plagiarizing "Brave" with her song "Roar."
Ariana Grande's Diva Demands
Though she's new to the A-list, Ariana Grande has already demonstrated a remarkable talent for side-stepping scandals.
She avoided being blamed for the Sam & Cat being canceled, even though it's still widely believed that the show ended as a result of her lack of interest in being a sitcom star.
She insisted that the "Ariana Grande nude photos" floating around the Internet were fakes, even as dozens of other starlets sheepishly confessed that their own racy pics were the real deal.
The Nickelodeon-actress-turned-pop-star guards her reputation while at the same time making fans feel connected with her personally. It's a tricky balancing act that Grande seems to pull off with ease.
The latest Ariana news coming out of Australia, however, reveals the insane lengths Ariana goes to to protect her public image and her private life:
Reporters and photographers on hand for a recent press event in Sydney to promote Ariana's forthcoming album were given a list of demands that started with subjects that they weren't allowed to ask questions about. These included:
- Mariah Carey
- Sam & Cat/Jennette McCurdy
- Justin Bieber
- Her grandfather passing away
Photographers were also instructed to refrain from using natural light and to only shoot Ariana from her left side.
Ariana then asked to look at the photographs that had been taken throughout the session. Deciding that she didn't like her outfit, she returned to her hotel room to change and never came back to the press event.
One of her representatives then appeared in her place and demand that photographers delete all of the photos they had taken that day.
So yeah, don't be fooled by her diminutive stature. Ariana apparently has a king-sized ego.
Kate Middleton Is Pregnant With Second Child
Kate Middleton is pregnant again, and no, it's not just a tabloid rumor this time.
The beloved Duchess of Cambridge is officially expecting her second child with Price William, a Kensington Palace statement confirmed early Monday:
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child."
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
This will be the second child for Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 32, who became parents for the first time when Prince George was born in London July 22, 2013.
As with George, Kate is currently suffering with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a very acute morning sickness, which hospitalized her early in her first pregnancy.
This time, however, the beautiful royal is being treated at home.
"As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum," said the statement, confirming her condition and public absence.
"Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace."
Here's hoping Kate is back on her feet before long.
A spokesman for the couple reveals Kate's schedule will be evaluated on a “case by case” basis, when asked about her commitments later this month.
Not surprisingly, reaction in the UK was swift and joyous today.
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron was quick to congratulate the Royal couple. “Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge," he said.
"I’m delighted by the happy news that they are expecting."
While pregnancy rumors have followed Kate ever since the two got married in 2011, recent reports indicated she was keen to be pregnant again.
The couple's controversial move to Norfolk, away from London, was seen as a possible sign that the two were trying to conceive, if they hadn't already.
Taylor Swift's Message To Bullied Teen
Regardless of how you feel about her music or her newly-acquired twerking habit, there's no denying that Taylor Swift is a woman who genuinely cares about her fans.
In the past, Taylor has visited young cancer patients and spent hours singing the songs they requested.
Yesterday, she reached out to a fan in need in a different way - by assuring her that while bullies and haters might never go away, they should never prevent you from being yourself.
"I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears," Swift wrote on one of the fan's posts. But I know why you're crying because I've been in your place. This isn't a high school thing or an age thing...It doesn't end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement out of jealousy...or for no reason at all."
"You're going into high school this week and this is your chance to push the reset button on how much value you give the opinions of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who you are...If they don't like you for being yourself, be yourself even more."
"Every time someone picks on me, I'll think of you in hopes that every time someone picks on you, you'll think of me...and now we have this thread that connects us."
Scarlett Johansson Welcomes First Child
Scarlett Johansson is a first time mother!
The actress behind Black Widow and Lucy welcomed a baby girl with the great name of Rose today, as fiance Romain Dauriac was by her side for the delivery.
Johansson's rep confirmed this exciting news to The Associated Press, who reports that "mother and daughter are doing well."
The 29-year old kept a very low profile while pregnant, rarely making public appearances.
She was married to Ryan Reynolds for two years until the couple divorced in 2010 and both moved on (he's now hitched to Blake Lively.), with Johansson getting engaged again about a year ago.
Future And Ciara Back Together For The Good Of Their Baby
Future and Ciara didn't stay apart for long ... and it's all because Ciara feels strongly about her son needing his father around 24/7.
Sources close to Future tell TMZ ... he and Ciara are living together again -- and trying to make things work between them -- so Future can help take care of their 4-month-old son, Future Zahir.
Ciara must be willing to overlook the past ... since she was the one who claimed Future cheated on her while he was on tour -- and then broke off their engagement last month.
We're told Ciara wasn't interested in a shared parenting situation ... saying she believes Future's a good father and that it's best for their son if his dad's there.
Pretty selfless of her, if she really believes he cheated.
"Fancy" Is Officially The Number One Song Of Summer 2014
Sadly, with the passage of Labor Day, the summer of 2014 is unofficially at an end.
But Iggy Azalea is from Australia - where the seasons are reversed and thirsty stars can go from Britney Spears wannabes to gangsta-ass "murder business" rappers overnight.
So while the rest of us mourn the end of beach season, Iggy is celebrating the start of her reign as Queen of the Charts.
Iggy is the first woman to have two of the top three songs of the summer. "Problem" - her collaboration with Ariana Grande took the number three spot behind "Rude" by Magic!
Justin Bieber Arrested
Justin Bieber is in serious trouble with the law.
The singer was arrested Friday in Canada after getting into an accident with another vehicle while riding his ATV, with the police investigation revealing "that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation."
The driver of the ATV, of course, was Justin Bieber.
Chances are strong that he won't receive a major punishment for this incident on its own, but remember:
Bieber is on probation after reaching a plea bargain in his egging case. Authorities in Los Angeles have contacted those Ontario and are collecting information that will help determine Justin's fate.
Probation officers have 30 days to notify the court of an alleged violation and, if it is determined that Bieber DID, in fact, violate his previous court terms via this arrest, he could go to jail.
He sort of belongs there for a bit, don't you think?
Emma Watson's Thoughts On Nude Photo Scandal
Emma Watson is condemning not only this week's stunning celebrity nude picture scandal but the lack of empathy shown by commenters in its aftermath.
Watson lamented the "lack of empathy" shown by social media users over the breech of privacy that saw hundreds of intimate celebrity photos leaked.
The Jennifer Lawrence nude photos hit particularly close to home for Emma, as the two stars are friends. Watson personally has yet to be victimized.
Nevertheless, she decried the scandal on Twitter, writing:
"Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy."
At least one prominent female actress would agree.
Among others cyber-violated by this 4Chan user include Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cucoo.
Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande have both said that the alleged nude pictures of them are fake, while Lawrence’s spokesperson verified their authenticity.
In response to a revealing Kate Upton topless photo, her reps said they are “looking into” the authenticity of the images and ready to take legal action.
Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating the apparent iCloud breach that allowed the provocative images to be stolen in one of the leak's biggest scandals.
Demi Lovato Thinks Kim Is Revolutionizing Our Standards of Beauty
Demi Lovato is a big fan of Kim Kardashian's body of work. Or just her body.
Demi praises Kim's influence on girls for embracing her voluptuous, booty-licious curves, showing us that a gorgeous body isn't always stick-thin.
That is one positive way to spin Kardashian's career, that's for sure.
Asked about the photo collage she posted while reflecting on her body image issues, Demi told Access Hollywood it was more about the feeling than the clothes.
She was having a blast in her mid-teenage years, yes, however, "The very first time I went to the VMAs, I just looked so bony and fragile and unhappy."
"I look back at that and I think, 'You know what? I may have been thinner, but I am so happy I am healthy today and I have curves, which are a lot sexier than what I was aiming for.'"
"I think curves are beautiful and I feel great," Lovato adds, and for changing her perception, "I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian."
"[They] completely revolutionized our generation's view... of what beautiful is. When I was growing up, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight."
She didn't name names there, but you can use your imagination. Demi went on to lavish more praise upon the first family of reality TV in this regard, saying:
"You can think whatever you want about the Kardashians, but they really did help tons of women feel comfortable in their own skin, and I like to carry that message on."
"I wasted so years ashamed of my body when I could've been living the happy and healthy life I live today. I'm so excited to live my life the way I deserve to and to the complete fullest!"
Britney Spears Dumps David Lucado
After a quiet but blissful 18 months of dating, it's over between Britney Spears and David Lucado, and the reason why is nothing short of shocking.
TMZ reported today that the 32-year-old pop superstar flipped out after learning that video of David cheating is being shopped around Hollywood.
The video was reportedly filmed in early August and shows David Lucado dancing and making out with an unidentified woman.
When news of the video first broke, reps for Lucado issued a statement saying, "David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out."
Clearly it didn't. Britney posted a tweet earlier today reading, "Ahhhh the single life!"
The relationship had recently gotten so serious for that Spears and Lucado were rumored to be engaged.
She frequently posted photos of Lucado and her children, and he was reportedly something of a father figure to 8-year-old Sean and 7-year-old Jayden.
Rumors of trouble between Spears and David had been circulating for months, but the couple always cleared the air with social media posts in which they declared their love for one another.
Britney Spears' father Jamie is reportedly preparing an official statement on the breakup.
Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Are Married
Just call them Mr. and Mrs. Pitt!
After nine years and six children together, and have married in France, PEOPLE has confirmed with multiple sources. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.
The wedding was held Saturday at Château Miraval in the village of Correns, where the couple first settled in 2008 and have since performed extensive renovations. The estate has a 35-room main house, an ancient chapel and a working vineyard spread over 1,100 acres.
The ceremony came two years after the couple's 2012 when Jolie, 39, first showed off the that Pitt, 50, designed for her.
Naturally, were on hand to celebrate: Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
In May, Jolie about the couple's low-key, kid-centric marriage plans.
"We're just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right," she said. "We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us.
"Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. They will in a way be the wedding planners. It's going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other! We've got a lot of different personalities in the house. They've got some strong opinions. It will be fun. That's the important thing. When we do it, it will feel like a great day for our family."
Kim and Kanye Fighting
Ealier this month, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought a $20 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California.
Now, sources say Kim is understandably eager to move in, while Kanye - of course - wants to make some major renovations first.
While this is already Kim's second longest marriage, insiders say the squabbling over the house has gotten so bad that for the first time the Kimye union is being put to the test.
Why would the couple be so divided over some renovations that they can obviously afford? Because it's not the first time this has happened, and Kim is beginning to worry that she'll wind up living with her mom for the rest of her life.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians viewers may have been confused when Kim and 'Ye purchased their new digs, as they had been building their own home for much of the current season:
Those plans were reportedly scrapped after Kanye decided that he just didn't like the direction in which the project was headed. Kim is now said to be terrified that his perfectionist tendencies will lead him to gut their new home only to jump ship again.
"Kim loves the house just as it is," an insider tells Radar Online. "She is ready to move out of her mom Kris' house as soon as possible. Kim has even suggested they move into the house and live there as construction is being done, which Kanye isn't willing to do."
"Kanye is so set in his ways and there is no such thing as a compromise to him," says the source. "On this issue, though, Kim isn't going to budge."
Miley's VMAs Date Wanted By Police
It all started when Miley Cyrus had a "homeless" man give her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.
Many viewers pointed out that the man - 22-year-old Jesse Helt - looked more like he'd stepped out of the pages of GQ than the alleyways of Skid Row, but even so, Miley was widely praised for her efforts to call attention to the plight of the impoverished in America.
Then the truth came out. Jesse Helt was never homeless. As many might have guessed from his appearance, he moved to LA to pursue a career in male modeling.
He fell on some hard times, but he had a home and loving family waiting for him back in Oregon all the while.
Helt's mom revealed that he was never a homeless teen (as he'd implied in his speech) just this morning, but that wasn't the final bombshell revelation of the day:
E! News has reported that there are currently several warrants out for Helt's arrest for charges ranging from burglary to criminal mischief.
Helt violated his probation several times while still living in Salem by failing to complete his community service hours, refusing to take a drug test, and failing to report to his probation officer, amongst other violations.
Cyrus had already faced criticism for what many perceived as a stunt that had more to do with her than with any sincere desire to help the impoverished.
The fact that we now know that she chose a 22-year-old aspiring model with a mile-long rap sheet to represent America's "homeless youth" is unlikely to help help her position.
Katy Perry And Diplo Back Together
While most of the results of the 2014 Emmy Awards were fairly predictable, there was a twist at the after parties that we definitely didn't see coming:
Katy Perry and Diplo stepped out as a couple - informally announcing to the celebrity world that they've reconciled.
This isn't the first time that we've heard rumors that Katy and Diplo are back together (the couple separated back in May), but the news is particularly astonishing this time around, because it comes directly on the heels of Katy's supposed reconciliation with a different ex.
So Katy seems to be having trouble deciding which ridiculously-named ex she should reconcile with.
Bieber Under Investigation for Attempted Robbery
Justin Bieber is under investigation for allegedly trying to rob and beat up a man who captured the singer on his cellphone.
According to TMZ, Bieber and Selena Gomez were hanging at Dave & Buster’s when a fan starting snapping photos of the couple. He also may have filmed a video of their interactions.
Law enforcement insiders tell the site that Justin lunged at the individual in an effort to take his phone and, we assume, delete the images and the video.
Bieber’s entourage, however, held the artist back and no contact was made.
Police were called to the scene, but Bieber and Gomez had left by the time they arrived.
The fan reportedly wants to press charges against Bieber, with possible crimes on the horizon being attempted battery, attempted theft and attempted robbery.
Bieber and his bodyguards, of course, have a very long history of reacting poorly when folks try to take pictures or videos of the superstar.
But this situation could be especially dicey for Bieber because he's on probation for his egging case and any law-breaking could result in jail time.
Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMA Date Was Never Actually Homeless
At Sunday night's 2014 Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus pulled a stunt that was far more unexpected than her Robin Thicke twerk-fest of the previous year.
After winning the Video of the Year award, Miley gave the stage to Jesse Helt - a 22-year-old homeless man who proceeded to give a stirring speech about the plight of impoverished Americans.
There's just one problem: Jesse's family claims he was never homeless and is welcome to return to Oregon to live with them, should he ever decide to give up on his male modeling career in LA.
"He wanted to be in Los Angeles," said Jesse's mother, Linda Helt, in an interview with The Daily Mail, "He had opportunities and he took them, but he had his ups and downs like anyone else."
"It was his choice. He was always welcome. He could always come back at any time. If he needed help, I'd help him."
From the moment Jesse's speech was through, Miley was criticized for what many considered to be an empty gesture that had more to do with her own vanity than with any sincere attempt to help the homeless.
The facts of Helt's situation that have emerged since are unlikely to help her argument to the contrary.
Helt's mother has stated that Jesse plans to fly home to visit her in Oregon today and will decide from there if he wishes to return to LA.
Nicki Minaj Lied About Wardrobe Malfunction
The Nicki Minaj wardrobe malfunction was certainly one of the highlights of last night's MTV Video Music Awards.
Sure, it wasn't as astonishingly unexpected as the now-famous Miley Cyrus twerk-fest of 2013, but millions of viewers were on the edge of their seats, with their fingers on the pause button, eagerly awaiting the moment when Nicki would lose her grip and show her ample assets to the world.
And sources say that's exactly how Nicki planned it.
The official story is that Nicki's dress simply wouldn't zip up in the moments before the performance (because she's so curvy).
But Nicki decided to take the stage anyway (because she's so daring).
Today the truth came out, and witnesses say Nicki wore the exact same dress in the exact same fashion during rehearsals (because she's a master media manipulator and she knows how to get attention).
Of course, no one really cares if the near-boob-spill was fake or not (although we can't help we've been strung along), the only question is why Nicki would fake such an awkward wardrobe malfunction.
Anyone who's seen Nicki's "Anaconda" video knows that the girl knows how to be sexy. Someone in her camp should've told Nicki that the audience is unlikely to be turned off if they're all just embarrassed for her.
Miley Cyrus Criticized For VMA Stunt
For the second year in a row, Miley Cyrus shocked viewers of the MTV Video Music Awards last night.
Of course, this year's jaw-dropping moment couldn't have been more different from the infamous Miley and Robin Thicke performance that drew the ire of the Parents Television Council in 2013.
Rather than gracing the stage with another twerking teddy bears routine, Miley showed her more thoughtful side last night when she turned the mic over to a 22-year-old homeless man named Jesse after winning the award for video of the year.
Cyrus claims she was simply trying to call attention to the issue of homelessness and use her time in the spotlight to do some good. Critics of the gesture, however, believe the pop star exploited a struggling young man for the sake of her own vanity.
Many have pointed out that as a 22-year-old who could land a male modeling gig tomorrow, Jesse hardly represents the average American homeless person.
Certainly, Jesse shouldn't be denied the assistance that Miley can offer simply because he's good-looking, but many are crying foul over the fact that given the opportunity to present the true face of homelessness to the world - Miley chose instead to show up with a dude who'd make for good red carpet arm candy.
It seems to us that Miley's heart was in the right place, but the stunt may have had a greater effect if she'd chosen an impoverished person with a longer history of homelessness who would better represent the men and women in need that the average city dweller passes by on their way to work.
Of course, Miley has hinted that this is the start of a one-woman awareness campaign, and that could have tremendous impact if she truly commits herself.
Basically, Miley bringing Jesse on stage at the VMAs is a lot like celebs dumping water on their heads for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge:
On its own, it means little, but if Miley puts her money where her mouth is and the right people take notice - it could be huge.
Nick Cannon Confirms Separation From Mariah Carey
For months now, we've been hearing reports that Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are headed for divorce.
Cannon denied the rumors at first, but as the couple stopped speaking publicly about their relationship it became more and more apparent that something was amiss.
Yesterday, Cannon and Carey dropped the act, and Nick confessed in an interview that they are currently living apart.
"There's trouble in paradise," said Cannon in an interview with The Insider. "We've been living in separate houses for a few months."
Though he admits his marriage has hit a rough patch, and makes no predictions about the future, Cannon says there's no truth to the rumors about his infidelity or claims that Carey hired a security team to keep him from flirting.
"My focus is on my kids," he said to conclude the interview.
Mariah on the other hand: "[She] was devastated about the comments Nick made to The Insider," a source tells E! News. "They had agreed to work on a statement together. A joint statement was being prepared when he went and gave those quotes to The Insider."
A publicist for Carey simply says the artist “is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour,” but E! writes that she’s in shock over Cannon going public with their marital strife.
"She thinks it was extremely childish, impulsive and opportunistic," the source continues. "For her, it was the last straw. She's done with him now."
Gwyneth Paltrow Comments On Chris Dating Jennifer
You'd think she might be jealous, at least a little. But Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence can rest assured that Gwyneth Paltrow approves of his rebound relationship.
A source reveals that the Oscar-winning Goop founder, 41, wishes only the best for Martin, the father to her two children, Apple, 10, and Moses, 8.
"Her take is, 'Hey, he could do worse,'" the pal says of Paltrow's feelings about Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence dating. "She just wants him to be happy."
He could definitely do worse than the Hottest Woman Alive. A tad worse.
Since her "conscious uncoupling" with Martin in March, Paltrow and he have remained close. She even gave him shout-out in her Ice Bucket Challenge video.
The amicable feeling is mutual, it appears, from Martin's standpoint.
Speaking about their post-breakup life during a radio interview in July, Martin said, "We're friends and proud parents. There's lots of love, and that's it."
The mom of two, for her part, has moved on with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, so perhaps she's happier than ever and has no reason to be upset about J-Law.
Still, you have to wonder if she feels upstaged, even a tiny bit.
After all, this is a talented, charming, much younger woman he supposedly became smitten with because she's the complete opposite of Gwyneth Paltrow.
Iggy Becomes First Rapper With Three Top Ten Hits At The Same Time
It wasn't all that long ago that Iggy Azalea was trying to kick off a career as a pop princess.
Who would have thought that just six years later, that sheepish Britney-in-training would become the undisputed Queen of Rap?
Iggy's been breaking sales records for months now, but her latest achievement is a big one, and it puts her alone at the top of the current hip hop heap.
With the release of her new single, "Black Widow," Iggy is now the only rapper to ever have three top ten hits on the Billboard charts at the same time.
You read that right: not the first woman, not the first of this decade...the first rapper ever to achieve this feat.
Not bad for a 24-year-old girl from Mullumbimby, Australia.
Haters will be quick to point out that one of the hits is Ariana Grande's "Problem" which actually just features a guest verse from Iggy.
But the fact remains that Jay Z, Kanye, and Eminem have been collaborating with pop stars for years, and still never had a trio of tracks perform this well simultaneously.
Beyonce Receives Divorce Advice From Gwyneth
This Sunday, Beyonce and Jay Z's concert special will air on HBO. It's the culmination of their months-long, international On the Run tour, and, sources say - the last time we'll see the couple work together.
Rumors that Gwyneth Paltrow is giving Beyonce divorce advice have been circulating for weeks, but now insiders say Gwyneth has become much more than a "conscious uncoupling" counselor.
Paltrow is said to be Bey's number one confidant, and is guiding the R&B superstar through the final stages of preparing for her split.
Paltrow is reportedly also helping Bey prepare an official separation announcement for this fall.
"Beyonce has sought Gwyneth's advice as she plans her split," a source tells Us Weekly. The insider adds that Bey and Jay will emulate Martin and Paltrow's split, by keeping up friendly appearances:
"The day after their announcement, Bey and Jay will be spotted together. They will be all lovey dovey."
The source claims the Carters will take a tropical vacation with daughter Blue Ivy in the days after the separation, in order to make the split appear amicable and suppress rumors that Jay cheated on Beyonce.
Justin Bieber Sued
Stop us if you've heard this before: Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law.
Or he should be, at least, according to Aja Oxman.
The photographer has filed a lawsuit against Bieber, alleging the singer was behind a brutal attack against him last November in Kauai.
Obtained by TMZ, the legal documents claim Justin “enjoyed the beating” and that it started when Bieber was cliff jumping and Oxman was snapping pictures of him from a public beach.
Bieber is accused of ordering his bodyguard to “go get” Oxman’s memory card and to “do whatever you have to do to get that card."
Oxman the says the employee complied, in violent fashion, and took his camera and memory card. The lawsuit claims Bieber and his hired muscle destroyed the camera together.
Bieber's bodyguard was arrested for the incident, though this is the first time Justin himself has been directly tied to it.
It's FAR from the first time, however, that Bieber's bodyguard(s) has been accused by a paparazzi member of a physical confrontation.
In February of this year, another strong man was arrested for doing basically the same thing as Oxman writes about here.
Mariah Carey Hired A Security Team For Nick
But not for what you think...
For months now, we've been hearing reports that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are headed for divorce.
Cannon has denied the rumors, but evidence continues to mount, and sources say the couple will make their split official in the very near future. In fact, we've told to expect a separation announcement as early as this week.
Insiders say Nick and Mariah have been living apart for weeks now, after her bizarre last-ditch effort to save their marriage failed miserably.
For a recent appearance in Vegas, Carey reportedly hired a security team for Cannon. The bodyguards weren't there for Cannon's protection, however.
No, they arrived with strict instructions from Mariah to keep the comedian away from booze and women:
"Security wasn't there to keep the girls away from him," says one source. "It was to keep him away from the girls."
He added that the guards were also instructed to keep Cannon away from the bar, as "he gets in trouble when he drinks."
Apparently, the 24-hour babysitters weren't enough to save Mariah's marriage, as the couple put its Bel Air mansion up for sale in July - around the same time that Cannon reportedly moved into a hotel.
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