Usher Comments On Justin Bieber
Usher gave an interview to Billboard magazine recently, and because he's something of a mentor to Justin Bieber, the topic of Bieber being a complete douche came up.
Rather than just avoiding the topic and pretending he didn't help create a famous millionaire who still feels the need to egg his neighbor's house, Mr. Raymond got in front of it and stopped just short of admitting the Biebs is terrible:
"He's making his own decisions and it's important to show support," Usher said when asked about Bieber. "I can say I'm not happy with all of the choices my friend has made, but I'm supportive of him."
"I try my hardest to give as much positive reinforcement as I can. I'll punch him in the f--king chest when I need to, and give him a hug and kiss when I need to. It's more than just mentoring."
From the sound of that quote, Usher is not only willing to punch Bieber in the chest, he's already freaking done it!
Taylor Swift Is Angry About Katy's Super Bowl Performance
It all started last month when Taylor dissed Katy in "Bad Blood," a song from her forthcoming album, 1989.
From there, things escalated quickly, with rumors that Katy and Rihanna had teamed up against Taylor.
Insiders say that Katy has hired famed production designer and tour manager Baz Halpin to plan her halftime spectacular.
Baz had previously designed the stage show for Taylor's recent Red tour, and Swift has reportedly informed him that if he continues to work with Katy on her Super Bowl performance, then she'll never hire him again.
"She got word of Baz agreeing to do the show for Katy," a source tells Radar Online. "Taylor flat out said she will not hire him again for any performance or tour if he goes ahead with his decision."
"Katy got word of Taylor's ultimatum and finds it quite amusing."
So now it seems Halpin is stuck in the middle and forced to decide between Katy and Taylor.
Katy Perry And Diplo Together Again
Over the past few months, new rumors about Katy Perry's love life have seemed to pop up daily and disappear just as quickly.
First we heard Katy was dating Robert Pattinson. Then Katy was "in love" with Riff Raff.
Throughout it all, however, one man has maintained a semi-constant presence in Katy's life:
Katy and Diplo were reportedly an item back in April.
Now, however, it looks as though Kaplo is a thing once more, as Katy and Dip were spotted getting close overseas last week.
Katy celebrated her 30th birthday over the weekend, and despite rumors of an epic blowout event, the "Dark Horse" singer actually kept things small and intimate with a party of close friends and family.
Guests say Diplo was by her side all night, and there was no mistaking that they were back together in a big way.
Of course, the relationship might soon get complicated, as Dip's ex-girlfriend is soon to give birth to his second child, but hey, they'll cross that bridge when they come to it.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Split
The relationship between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin has ended, according to E! News.
The couple began dating in June, shortly after Lawrence's breakup with Nicholas Hoult. They attracted instant media attention, and not only because both Martin and Lawrence are A-list names.
Their age difference, coupled with the fact that Martin "consciously uncoupled" from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow just months before he began dating Lawrence left many surprised that the relationship lasted as long as it did.
Sources say the 37-year-old Coldplay rocker supported the 24-year-old Oscar winner during the Jennifer Lawrence nude photo scandal that made headlines back in August.
Lawrence had reportedly earned the approval of Martin's ex and had even spent time with his two kids.
Insiders claimed the couple was moving quickly and had even made plans to spend the holidays together.
However, last week, video emerged showing Martin and Paltrow getting close during a dinner date, leading many to believe that Martin is still carrying on a romantic relationship with the mother of his children.
Both parties have yet to speak publicly about the split.
Ariana Grande Skips NYC Charity Event
According to The New York Daily News, Ariana Grande skipped a scheduled appearance at a charity in New York City this week because she was petrified of contracting Ebola.
Grande had been booked to sing for the nonprofit charity Pencils of Promise at its annual gala Wednesday night; all proceeds at the event were bookmarked for education for kids in developing countries.
"Everybody got there and was waiting for her to arrive and she was also supposed to be a surprise musical guest,” a guest tells the newspaper. “No one was told she wasn’t coming... when I overheard organizers say she’s not coming, she doesn’t want to come. She’s afraid of flying because of Ebola."
Organizers confirmed that the young pop star missed the event due to “a scheduling conflict.”
Grande’s cancellation came in the wake of an Ebola scare in Manhattan after Dr. Craig Spencer contracted the disease in West Africa.
He then returned to The Big Apple and rode the subway, walked The High Line, went to a Brooklyn bowling alley and took an Uber from Williamsburg to Harlem.
Spencer works for Doctors Without Borders and had been treating Ebola patients Guinea before returning to New York on October 17.
Fortunately, the Pencils of Promise event raised $2 million even without Grande attending.
Jessica Biel Pregnant With First Child?
It's been over two years since Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake got married, and according to friends, family, and some eagle-eyed fans at LAX, it looks as though Jess and JT are ready to take the next step in starting a family.
Yes, Jessica was reportedly spotted rocking a sizable baby bump while making her way through the airport over the weekend, and sources close to the actress report that she seems to be hiding something lately.
With Justin's incredibly hectic touring schedule, many wondered when - and even if - the Timberlakes would ever become parents.
There had even been rumors that Jessica refused to get pregnant even though Justin desperately wanted children.
Now, with his worldwide 20/20 Experience tour finally completed, it looks like Justin and Jessica are ready to bring a ridiculously good-looking child into the world.
Leonard DiCaprio Dumped By Toni Garrn
It's not every day that we hear about Leonardo DiCaprio being on the wrong end of a breakup, but sources say Hollywood's most notorious ladies' man got dropped like a hot rock recently after his latest model girlfriend became fed up with his hard-partying ways.
DiCaprio and Toni Garrn had been dating since May of 2013, but Garrn reportedly dumped Leo after some scathing pics surfaced online earlier this month.
Apparently, the trouble started while Leonardo was partying with Robin Thicke and helping the singer "celebrate" his divorce. Not surprisingly, the celebration involved some ladies Robin and Leo picked up at the club.
"Leo acted like he was single," says one insider. "He partied it up with a table full of women."
The final straw reportedly came when Toni confronted Leo about his flirtatious ways and he informed her he was "not interested in getting married."
Neither party has confirmed that the relationship is over but, rumors that Leo dumped Toni began to pop up last month. Now that the tables have turned, you can be sure Leo's reps won't be rushing to verify anything.
Another Chris Brown Court Hearing
Chris Brown was ordered to complete more community labor at his most recent court hearing yesterday, which is both good news and bad news for him.
- BAD NEWS: He has to do four eight-hour shifts per week.
- GOOD NEWS: That probably beats solitary confinement.
The singer has already been locked up numerous times for violations of his probation in the Rihanna assault case, but managed to stay out of jail this time.
Brown, 25, has to complete his remaining hours of community labor - part of his sentence for pounding his then-girlfriend back in 2009 - by January.
And the troubled star got a lot of them left to do, it sounds like.
Of course, you may remember the Chris Brown community service scandal in which he was accused of not following through on these obligations.
He's under heavy scrutiny now, and on thin ice - but free.
Chris' therapist wrote a letter to the judge, saying he has his act together now, and that the R&B star has been following his "medication management."
Beyonce And Jay Z Renew Wedding Vows
By now it appears safe to say that despite the incessant online chatter their relationship has spurred, Beyonce and Jay Z are not splitting up. At all.
In fact, not only are they staying married ... they just renewed their vows.
The duo faced a whirlwind of speculation in recent months that they were on the rocks and ready to split up for good, but they are actually doing well.
Very well. Although not all of the talk of turmoil was totally off base.
"They did have major problems," a source tells People of the two.
"But they worked it out and now they've renewed their vows."
The power couple has also been spotted house-hunting in Paris several times over the past month. "They're looking for a place," confirms an insider.
"We love Paris," Jay Z told the On the Run tour audience there last month. "It's special to us because we got engaged here, and this is where Blue Ivy was conceived."
Renee Zellweger Explains Changing Face
Yesterday, photos of Renee Zelwegger looking very different from how we remember her made the rounds online, and it's easy to see why.
This wasn't a simple case of dramatic weight loss or Botox gone wrong. The former rom-com queen legitimately looked like a different person.
Concerned Zellweger fans clamored for an explanation: Had Renee simply had a lot of work done? Is there some issue with her health?
In an effort to put minds at ease, the actress gave an interview with People magazine yesterday, and only ended up raising even more questions:
Well, she is certainly living a different lifestyle these days. For one, the 45-year-old hasn't appeared in any movie that we know of since 2010.
At the height of her fame, Renee dated Bradley Cooper, and a slew of other A-listers. Her tumultuous relationships with Jack White and Kenny Chesney made tabloid headlines.
These days, Renee steers clear of Hollywood and drama and has been quietly dating her old college boyfriend Doyle Bramhall for about two years.
"My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy," Renee adds.
"For a long time I wasn't doing such a good job with that...Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older? But I am different. I am happy."
Probably not the answer that most fans were expecting when they saw the photos, but we're guessing that's as specific as Renee is going to get.
Jennifer Lopez To Sign Mega Las Vegas Concert Deal
According to TMZ, the American Idol judge is nearing a deal to perform often in Las Vegas and, based on the contract, she’ll earn more per show than Britney Spears.
Lopez is being offered $350,000 per show - yes, that’s $350,000 PER SHOW - to sing and dance at The Axis’ Planet Hollyood, which is the same venue in which Britney is currently performing.
However, Spears has signed on to do 96 concerts in a two-year period, while Lopez will do 72 concerts over the course of one or two years (about three per week).
So Britney will earn more than J. Lo over the course of her deal. ($29,760,000 to $26,383,326, for those keeping track at home. Neither singer will exactly be going hungry any time soon.)
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Delay Divorce
It's inevitable at this point: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are going to get a divorce.
The couple has been living separately for months and Carey made it pretty clear in a recent concert that she believes Cannon cheated.
So, what's the hold-up? Especially considering the fact that Carey and Cannon have a prenuptial agreement in place?
Reportedly, the singers aren't fighting over money or property or anything couples typically clash over.
Carey and Cannon have allegedly reached an agreement when it comes to their massive fortune and also when it comes to the custody of their three-year old twins.
But the canines are another matter entirely.
The estranged power couple - who married after just six weeks of dating in 2008 - separated in August.
Since then, Mariah has been touring and, some say, falling apart without Cannon.
The America's Got Talent host, meanwhile, has been keeping busy with various commitments, and has also been linked romantically to Amber Rose.
Ariana Grande Asks Miley Cyrus For Advice
For months now, Ariana Grande diva rumors have been circulating online and in the tabloids, detailing the singer's mistreatment of fans and staff, as well as her borderline psychotic demands.
Ari claims that she's got nothing in common with the sharp-tongued egomaniac that's portrayed by the press, and that she's deeply hurt by the false reports of diva behavior.
So hurt, in fact, that she did what so many of us would like to do in our darkest hour - she called up Miley Cyrus and was like, Girl, make it stop.
"I was upset and I contacted Miley," Ariana said in a recent interview with MTV.
Mario Lopez "Mega Pop Star" One-Night Stand Revealed
Mario Lopez recently admitted he had a one night stand with a mystery "mega pop star," which sent the celebrity gossip world into a frenzy wondering who.
In his memoir Just Between Us, we learned that the 41-year-old Lopez lost his virginity at a very young age and had at least one very famous conquest.
During his recent appearance on the Ellen Show, he said the one-night sex romp may have taken place "six or seven years ago ... eight years ago?"
He wouldn't name names, but multiple sources now confirm: Britney Spears was the "mega pop star" in question.
Spears and Lopez are friends, and were both single at the time of the hook-up, as Spears had parted ways with husband Kevin Federline in 2006.
The 32-year-old has made an absolutely incredible work and life turnaround from early 2008 to the present.
For about a year after splitting from K-Fed, though, she was in the news for one crazy fling or incident after another.
The Extra host noted that he and the mystery woman remain "friendly." Indeed, Lopez often interviews Spears and even joined her on stage in December.
Lorde Gets Banned From San Francisco Radio Stations
The upcoming World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants just got very personal.
For Lorde, at least.
A pair of Bay City radio stations - KFOG Radio and 96.5 KOIT - have benched the single “Royals” from their airwaves until the conclusion of The Fall Classic.
The singer, after all, revealed many months ago that the inspiration for this track came from a photograph she saw in National Geographic of a baseball player with Royals on his shirt.
In response to the ban, Kansas City radio station 99.7 plans to play "Royals" once every hour from 7. a.m. to 7. p.m. tomorrow, the day of the first game.
"You might try to stop the #Royals on your airwaves... but we'll just pump 'em up!" the station wrote on its Facebook page.
Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult "Together"
Rumors that Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult are dating began to surface around the time the actors began filming Equals together in Japan.
Now that shooting has wrapped, Hoult and KStew are still spending a lot of time together. Just last week, Stewart and Hoult attended a movie premiere together, leading many to believe they're preparing to go public as a couple.
But sources say that Nick and Kristen are in a simple "friends with benefits" arrangement, and neither has any interest in making it official.
"She promised herself she would not jump right into a serious relationship after Rob. He was the love of her life."
Stewart and Hoult both went through high-profile breakups recently, and both of their A-list exes have moved on to committed relationships.
Robert Pattinson is dating FKA Twigs at the moment, and friends say the relationship is quickly getting serious.
Meanwhile, Hoult's ex Jennifer Lawrence is dating Chris Martin and has reportedly already begun spending time with the Coldplay singer's kids.
Despite the fact that their exes both seem to have found happiness with new boos, friends say Kristen and Nicholas have no interest in settling down together any time soon.
"[Kristen] is happy that Rob's happy, but it's not a subject she wants to talk about. As far as Nick's concerned, they are super tight, but that's pretty much it."
Ben Affleck Cheating With Emily Ratajkowski?
Well, perhaps we should've seen this rumor coming. Emily Ratajkowski plays Ben Affleck's mistress in the new film Gone Girl, and now tabloids are reporting that the "Blurred Lines" beauty might be Ben's real-life side piece.
Ben reportedly recommended Emily for the part and Ben and Emily spent a lot of time flirting (and possibly more) on the Gone Girl set. "Sources" say Ben's wife, Jennifer Garner is understandably less than pleased:
"If Jen finds out he and Emily did have an affair, she would definitely divorce him. She's put up with his crap for many years, so you better believe the divorce would be nasty."
This isn't the first report of Ben behaving badly on the Gone Girl set. In a recent interview, Affleck admitted to drinking heavily and gambling while making the film.
Affleck's erratic behavior as of late (including an emotional tirade on Real Time With Bill Maher) has led many to speculate that there's some turbulence in the Oscar winner's personal life.
Of course, it could just be the pressure of donning the Dark Knight's cape and cowl for Batman v. Superman.
Kesha Talked About Abuse From Dr. Luke In Rehab
Earlier this week, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, alleging that her former producer sexually abused her and manipulated her with drugs for over a decade.
Luke countersued Kesha, claiming that the suit was part of an extortion effort coordinated by the pop star's management team and her mother, Pebe Sebel.
Today, a flood of new information about the case has gone public.
First, emails from Kesha's mother to Luke's lawyers detailing more horrific details about the alleged crimes were obtained by TMZ.
Now, a source has come forward claiming that Kesha "spontaneously" opened up about Luke's assaults during group therapy sessions when she was in rehab earlier this year.
The source says doctors implored Kesha to immediately cut off all contact with Luke. They also speculated that she hadn't gone to the authorities because she was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, and that Luke had stripped her of her "free will."
Kesha was seeking treatment for a number of psychological issues (including an eating disorder that some have blamed on Luke's abuse) when she checked into rehab in January of 2014.
Confronted with this new information, reps for Luke maintained that Kesha's accusations are "preposterous."
"Just because someone said something to a doctor, doesn't mean they weren't fabricated or part of an overall pre-planned campaign," said a statement from Luke's legal team. They added:
"It is important to note that these are just the latest in a series of bizarre public statements and actions by Kesha and her mother over the years."
Robin Thicke Celebrates Divorce
From 2005 to 2014, Robin Thicke was married to Paula Patton.
But as you've probably heard, Patton filed for divorce from Thicke last week despite his long, intensive campaign of groveling and begging her to take him back.
"There were a lot of models there," says a source. "Leo and Robin were being super flirtatious and talking to tons of girls. [Robin] was in great spirits. Everyone was dancing until 3 am."
Leo is newly single himself these days, having recently broken up with Toni Garrn.
Hardy is newly married and reportedly left the party early, but guests say Robin and Leo played the field enough for everyone.
Of course, if Thicke is trying to make his ex jealous, he's probably barking up the wrong tree. Paula is already living with her new boyfriend.
Amanda Bynes May Face One Year Of Involuntary Confinement
Amanda Bynes is likely headed for another conservatorship, but her parents won't be at the helm. Her doctors want her confined and medicated for up to a YEAR.
After her July 2013 hospitalization, her parents Lynn and Rick were given a conservatorship, granting them control over her legal, medical and fiscal decisions.
She was ultimately released, only to go off the rails once more when the conservatorship lapsed last month. Now here she is, under a 5150 psych hold again.
Given how pissed Bynes is at her parents, and how severe her mental illness appears to be, another conservatorship managed by doctors looks imminent.
One that can keep her confined and medicated for up to a year against her will. The plan, according to TMZ sources, is to place her under an LPS Hold.
Sadly, this is likely true of Amanda, and if she's being cared for in the hospital or another secure facility for a long period of time, that may be best for her.
The LPS Hold is far more stringent than what her parents - who can't legally force medication on Amanda or physically restrain her - could get in court.
Since her parents conned her into the hospital with the help of Sam Lutfi, and their relationship with her was strained anyway, they have little sway with her.
Doctors successfully sought an LPS Hold on Amanda after she lit driveway on fire and doused her dog with gasoline last year, but that has since expired.
Once she is fully diagnosed near the end of the 14-day temporary hold she's currently under, medical professionals will likely go the LPS route again.
We wish her the very best and hope that this tragic and difficult situation can be remedied, even if it takes a lot of effort and time and people to make it so.
Selena Gomez Slams Grown-Up Critics
Considering her roller coaster relationship with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez expects some negativity from her occasional boyfriend's fan base.
They're loyal. They're passionate. They're probably like 13 years of age on average.
But adults? The singer fails to comprehend why so many people who are old enough to know better also harass her online so often.
"I get picked on by grown adults all the time," Gomez told E! News this week while promoting her new film, Rudderless. "It's grown-ups and I don't get it. It just baffles me."
"I wish I could just sit them down and say, 'What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?'" she added. "Because I can guarantee you it's not half of what I've done.'"
Couldn't Selena just sign off of Twitter or Instagram and not concern herself with these critics?
Sure, but "I refuse to let them win," she explained, going on to say those social media platforms offer her a unique opportunity.
"I want to be that person for those girls and for my fans," said Gomez, angling to serve as a role model. "It's nice to be able to connect with my fans. I'm a part of it. I'm totally involved."
Gomez has 23.7 million followers on Twitter, 16 million on Instagram and 64 million fans on Facebook.
Kesha Sues Dr. Luke
Kesha is suing renowned pop music mogul Dr. Luke, alleging that the hit-making producer began sexually, emotionally, and physically abusing her beginning when she first signed with his record label at the age of 18.
Kesha had previously blamed Dr. Luke for her eating disorder, but according to lawsuit documents obtained by TMZ Luke's mistreatment of the pop star was far more horrendous than she ever indicated in the past.
The suit details some shocking behavior by Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) including an incident in which 41-year-old "forced" Kesha to get drunk with him before offering what he referred to as "sober pills."
On another occasion, Luke allegedly convinced Kesha to snort an unknown substance before boarding a plane with him. Once in the air, she says he repeatedly attempted to force himself on her.
The suit also alleges that Luke once "violently" attacked Kesha at his Malibu home. She apparently escaped by running barefoot down the Pacific Coast Highway and hiding in the mountains.
Following Kesha's recent rehab stint, the singer has made efforts to regain control of her life and career, both of which she says were stolen from her by Luke through abuse and manipulation.
Recently, Kesha dropped the dollar sign from her name, a symbolic gesture intended to signify a shift in her music and public image.
Gottwald has yet to publicly respond to the allegations against him.
Amanda Bynes Having a Tough Time In Psychiatric Care Center
Last week, Amanda Bynes was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold after exhibiting increasingly worrisome behavior in public and online.
The trouble began when Bynes was arrested for DUI on September 29. Her parents finally intervened after Amanda accused her father of sexual abuse on Twitter. (She later retracted her story.)
Bynes is now receiving the treatment and supervision she so obviously needed, but sources close to the former child star say she's more miserable than ever before.
Apparently, part of the problem is that Amanda doesn't see any need for treatment and believes she was well on her way to getting better at the time she was admitted to the psychiatric care center against her will.
"In a rare moment of clarity before Amanda became a patient at the mental health facility in Pasadena, she actually deleted the posts on Twitter accusing her father of sexually abusing her," the source says.
Responding to rumors that the posts were deleted by Amanda's parents the insider said, "No one but Amanda did it. Her parents don't know her password."
Gwyneth Paltrow Flirts With Obama
Now that Gwyneth Paltrow is through consciously uncoupling with Chris Martin, she's officially on the market for some new A-list arm candy.
Given, Gwinnie's insanely inflated sense of self-importance, we probably shouldn't be surprised that she's gone full-Lewinsky and set her sights on the highest office.
It all started when Paltrow hosted a fundraiser for the Democratic party yesterday, in preparation for next month's midterm elections.
"You're so handsome that I can't speak properly," Gwyneth gushed on stage before handing off the mic to Obama.
Bear in mind, that this is a woman who once dated Brad Pitt, so if she's that flustered by good-looking dudes, she probably didn't say a word for their entire three-year relationship.
Of course, fan-girling out like a tween at a One Direction concert wasn't the only manner in which Paltrow embarrassed herself in front of the leader of the free world.
The actress also referred to herself as a "working mother," which is hilarious when you remember that just a few months ago Paltrow's comments about working moms pissed off pretty much the entire Internet...and with good reason.
Ben Affleck Body Double Needed As Batman
Photos of Ben Affleck as Batman have been released, and he certainly seems to be in pretty solid shape. But sources tell the National Enquirer that at one point, the Oscar winner was one bloated Bruce Wayne.
In fact, producers of Batman v Superman were reportedly forced to hire a body double to fill in as the Caped Crusader.
"The star showed up looking so flabby for a shirtless boxing scene that producers immediately hired a ripped body double," one "insider" claims.
Guess we weren't the only ones to bust out the obvious "Fatman" joke. Anyway, sources say the problem began when Ben refused to take advantage of the personal trainer provided by the studio, opting instead to use a fitness guru suggested by Matt Damon.
"Turns out that was a truly bad decision for Ben," the source says, adding that Ben's inability to slim down resulted in "many delays" in filming.
We fully believe Batffleck may have shown up to the set a little overweight, but we're not buying that it was all because he went with the wrong trainer.
Recently, Affleck admitted to drinking heavily while filming Gone Girl and anyone who's ever been to an American sporting event can testify to the effects of excessive beer consumption on the human body.
Wendy Williams Comments On Jennifer Lawrence Interview
As a human who lives on planet Earth, you've probably heard that nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online a few weeks ago.
Earlier this week, Lawrence spoke to Vanity Fair about the hacking scandal, revealing for the first time the emotional trauma that she suffered in the wake of the incident.
Most readers sympathized with Jen's plight, but the always outspoken Wendy Williams has apparently taken issue with what she perceives to be Lawrence's plea for sympathy:
"Don't sweat this, young lady," Williams said on her talk show today. "You're the one who took the pictures."
Williams went on to imply that Lawrence is intentionally keeping the news in the headlines in order to boost her career.
Because obviously the most in-demand actress in Hollywood needs the help of a sleazy scandal to get work.
Wendy went on to talk about the relationship between Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult and the role that it played in the scandal:
"She took the pictures because she had a 4-year long distance relationship with her boyfriend," Williams said.
"'Either he can look at my naked pictures or he can look at porn,' she said. Ya' know what, men will look at both. If you ask any hot-blooded male, he's gonna look at both."
Taylor Swift Talks Single Life
Taylor Swift's relationships have received as much attention as her music over the years, but lately the "Shake It Off" singer has managed to keep her love life out of the tabloid headlines.
How did she manage such an impressive PR feat? Simple: Swifty says she just stopped dating.
"The idea of a date gives me a partial panic attack!" Swift told People magazine recently. "It includes 40 paparazzi cameras shooting through windows at us and that's not relaxing or alluring for me. But I'm fine! I have two cats!
Taylor's cats have become celebrities in their own rights, as she frequently posts photos of Meredith and Olivia Benson for her millions of Instagram and Tumblr followers.
Swift's last high-profile relationship was with Harry Styles, and sources say that when she talked about her breakup with Styles at a recent fan party, she was able to joke about her time with the One Direction singer and didn't seem at all bothered by the fact that it's over.
Of course, she was reportedly not happy to hear that Katy Perry's been flirting with Styles, but that's a different story.
Considering she was once famous mainly for her outraged breakup ballads, it's refreshing to hear that Taylor has switched up her style musically, as well as in her personal life.
Amanda Bynes Returns To Twitter
Troubled celebrity Amanda Bynes has returned to Twitter, where her daily, unstable musings were once a must-read, after a five-month social media hiatus.
The former child star, 28, took to her verified Twitter account early this morning, writing. "Treat others how you want to be treated. The truth will set you free."
Yesterday, Amanda Bynes said she's engaged, but she made no mention of this on Twitter. She may have forgotten she made it up.
She did add this, though: "Don't believe anything the tabloids are saying about me. They dislike me for some odd reason & they continue to insult me everyday."
Bynes, of course, personally told tabloid In Touch that she is engaged to Caleb, allegedly a 19-year-old bait shop employee from Orange County, Calif.
No word on when those universities plan to review Amanda's transcripts.
Jennifer Lawrence's Thoughts On Nude Photo Leak
Back in August, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence leaked online signaling the start of a Hollywood hacking scandal that would eventually affect hundreds of actresses, models, and singers.
Lawrence sued to have the pics removed from Google, but she has not spoken publicly about the incident until today.
While many celebs reacted instantly via social media, Lawrence - perhaps the most high-profile victim of the scandal - offered her thoughts to Vanity Fair in a remarkably candid interview that the reputable current affairs mag posted online today.
"I was just so afraid," Lawrence said. "I didn't know how this would affect my career. Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this."
"It's my body and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting."
"I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn, or he's going to look at you."
She also offered some choice words to anyone who played a role in the scandal:
"I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside. Anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame."
Amanda Bynes Acting Strange In NYC
Amanda Bynes hopped a flight from Los Angeles to NYC late last week, and since arriving in the Big Apple has been exhibiting more bizarre behavior.
Following Amanda Bynes' DUI arrest last week, friends and fans feared that the Amanda of 2012-13 had resurfaced. Unfortunately, they were correct.
She has apparently reverted to the exact same antics we saw before her July 2013 meltdown, involuntary psychiatric hospitalization and conservatorship.
That conservatorship recently expired, with Amanda's parents seemingly having no clue anything was amiss.
Friday night, the "retired" actress was seen puffing on a Camel cigarette on the street, wearing a mysterious bandage on one side of her face.
She then rolled into the Cartier store wearing sweatpants, reports indicate.
Before boarding a flight at LAX bound for New York, she was talking to herself, obsessively putting on makeup in the airport and generally "really out of it."
Multiple people who saw Amanda in NYC's Union Square Friday night say she seemed "very paranoid" and that her behavior was really worrisome.
For example, the 28-year-old was speaking to inanimate objects, like trees.
To make a long story short, it's bad.
Unless Amanda's parents seek a conservatorship again and try to rein this in and get her back on medication, it looks like just a matter of time.
Even if Rick and Lynn Bynes did see a need to do that - and by all accounts they're in denial and don't - it's hard to hospitalize someone against their will.
Unless she poses a significant danger to herself or others, that is, but the obvious catch is that by the time that happens, it could already be too late.
Blake Lively's Pregnant
Blake Lively is pregnant with her first child, according to the actress herself, who broke the news somewhat cryptically on her new lifestyle site Preserve.
Lively, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, just launched a Preserve Celebration of Family on her site, in honor of “that special moment at the creation of family.”
Publishing a host of pictures of happily pregnant women, Blake congratulated "all the expecting mothers out there," then shared one more special photo:
The photo of the Gossip Girl beauty and her baby bump was taken by her brother Eric Lively. Posing in the twilight, she cradles her future offspring proudly.
Lively has been quite vocal about wanting to start a family since marrying Ryan Reynolds in 2012, and as one of five kids, she says she wants a big one, too.
Still, no one saw this pregnancy coming.
Since tying the knot, the two have been working on movies (or lifestyle websites) and have maintained minimal public presence, living quietly in Bedford, N.Y.
"We'd love to have a big family," Reynolds told Details in 2013 issue. "We both come from big families ... my parents did four, Blake’s did five."
"A lot of people say it’s crazy, but we’ll only know when we’re there, you know? We’ll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think," the actor added.
Blake gushed to Vogue in August that Reynolds "is going to be a great father and leader and patriarch ... he's so meant to be all of those things."
"The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he's the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he's become."
"Now, we both get to grow from there."
Mariah Carey Falls Apart Without Nick Cannon
In the wake of Mariah Carey's split from Nick Cannon, fans and friends were concerned that the iconic singer would suffer another public meltdown, such as the one that caused deep concern back in 2001.
Mariah is older and wiser now, of course, and she was rumored to be holding up surprisingly well in the weeks following her separation from Cannon.
However, sources say that when Cannon visited Carey's apartment to work out the terms of their divorce and visit the couple's twins, she was secretly hoping for a reconciliation.
Mariah now reportedly realizes that ship has sailed, and according to a former assistant of Mariah's, Ms. Carey is not handling it well:
"It's really sad," the anonymous source tells Star magazine. "Her self-esteem is at an all-time low. She's run down and bloated and she isn't sleeping."
The insider claims that part of the problem is that Nick indulged her diva behavior instead of occasionally putting his foot down, and Mariah doesn't know how to hold herself together without Cannon at her beck and call.
And adjusting to single life is reportedly taking a serious toll on Mariah's health:
"She often goes into trances. She even has special assistants whose job it is to stand behind her in case she falls backwards. On top of that, she drinks wine of champagne constantly. It's a recipe for disaster."
Yes, Mariah's boozing is apparently so out of control that she's adopted a trashy tactic pioneered by the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang:
"She drinks white wine out of a ginger ale can," says the former assistant. "She sips it through a straw so it looks like she's just sipping ginger ale."
"Her assistants have to carry backpacks full of wine, so that if she ever needs a refill, they can go to a bathroom and fill it up for her."
Assistants to refill your wine can? Not that's living. Seriously, though, the couple's very young twins reportedly spend most of their time at Mariah's house, so if there's any truth to these rumors, hopefully Nick is taking notice.
Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis' Baby Name Revealed
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher became parents for the first time earlier this week, and the cute couple has now revealed the name of their beautiful baby girl.
"Mila and I would like to welcome Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher to the world. May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy."
Speaking of privacy, he posted photos of several babies, writing, “Can you guess which one is ours, or does it really matter? All babies are cute.”
As for her name, only Kutcher’s mother knew it ahead of time, a source close to the actor says, adding that the couple really liked unisex baby names.
The former That ’70s Show costars, who were first rumored to be dating in April 2012, have been happily preparing for their baby girl’s arrival.
Kunis had been attending prenatal Pilates and yoga throughout her pregnancy, while planning a natural birth, and Kutcher doting on her often.
“Ashton is super excited,” his Two and a Half Men costar, Jon Cryer, notes. “Ashton has even been excited every time we had a child actor on set."
"He loves kids and he could not be more stoked to have a child.”
As for Kunis, she is too, and will scale back work accordingly.
“I have never wanted to be the person who only has business on her mind,” she said. “To me, this job has always been a hobby that turned into a great profession."
But, she says, "I don’t eat and breathe acting. I’m sure Meryl Streep has a very different point of view. But I’m excited about being a full-time mom.”
Amanda Bynes Tweeted "I'm Not Crazy"
When Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI earlier this week, many took it as a sure sign that she was about embark on another downward spiral of drug-fueled insanity.
The fact Bynes' parents didn't know where she was in the days following her arrest was also not a great sign. But the surest indication that we're in for another Amanda meltdown is the fact that she's tweeting again.
Or rather, "Ashley Banks" - which is believed to be Amanda's online alias - is tweeting again.
When TMZ tweeted recently that Bynes had been kicked out of fashion school for excessive partying and erratic behavior, "Ashley" immediately replied, "@TMZ I WAS NEVER KICKED OUT!"
She also had some other things to say...
"I'm way too gorgeous and talented to be taking verbal abuse from complete strangers."
"Don't let my parents lie to you or speak for me! I'm 28 years old and retired!"
"I don't abuse drugs. I'm not crazy. I never quit school. Apparently its illegal to rake scripts from your OWN doctor!"
Obviously, Ashley Banks could be someone simply pretending to be Amanda, but if that's the case, the person responsible does an amazing job of impersonating Amanda's crazy talk.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Welcome Baby
Hello Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed a baby girl yesterday. The name and other details have not been released yet, but both mom and daughter are reportedly resting comfortably.
Sources close to the proud parents say Mila and Ashton arrived at the hospital around 6 am LA time and were rushed straight to a delivery room.
As happy as we are for the co-stars-turned-lovers, we will miss pregnant Mila.
She brought a sassy edge to being knocked up. And, of course, she managed to look gorgeous for the whole nine months.
It's safe to say, that this will be one beautiful child...
George Clooney Wedding Photos All for Charity
George Clooney is following the lead of good friend Brad Pitt.
Not only in getting married, but in how he's using the celebrity gossip game to make money for important causes off that marriage.
As reported just a few weeks ago, Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated all $5 million they earned from selling their wedding photos to People Magazine and Hello! Magazine to various charities.
And now we can confirm that Clooney and new bride Amal Alamuddin have done the same exact thing.
Sources close to the gorgeous couple tell TMZ that Clooney and Alamuddin were happy to pose for whatever publication ponied up the most cash, with People winning the North America market and Hello! doing the same in Europe.
The newlyweds are now taking that money and distributing it to a number of human rights causes, with most earmarked for the Satellite Sentinel Project, an organization that monitors the Sudan for war crimes.
Clooney is a co-founder of the group, which launched in 2010.
"Every photo in both magazines will be saving a life," an insider tells TMZ of Clooney's admirable goal.
The Oscar winner and Alamuddin got married in Venice over the weekend, first with an elaborate ceremony on Saturday night in front of many guests; and then in a small, quick civil ceremony on Monday to make it nice and legal.
Michael Phelps Boozing At Casino Prior To DUI
We know where Michael Phelps was around 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning:
The Olympic swimmer was about 84 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone and, therefore, got arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
But now we also know where Phelps was for the eight hours prior to this incident:
According to TMZ sources, Phelps was at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. He arrived at 5 p.m. and sat in a VIP room, reportedly playing Blackjack and Poker.
The record-setting Gold Medalist left at approximately 1 a.m. was was drinking beer for most of the night, according to witnesses.
"Earlier this morning I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines," Phelps Tweeted hours after news of his arrest went public, adding:
"I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."
Over a decade ago, Phelps was also pulled over for drunk driving. He received a punishment at the time of 18 months probation.
In 2009, meanwhile, Phelps was caught smoking marijuana at a party on a college campus. He was quick to issue an apology following that scandal as well.
Amanda Bynes Smoking, Drinking Again
Based on a series of recent events, it appears Amanda Bynes' career aspirations and life comeback are going down in flames or up in smoke.
The 28-year-old has reportedly failed out of the Fashion Institute Design & Merchandising, according to a new report, after less than a full year there.
Amanda Bynes' DUI arrest earlier this week sparked concerns that the mentally fragile aspiring fashion designer is headed down a dark path again.
She's reportedly on Adderall and off her medication for schizophrenia and bipolarity, and worse yet, insiders say she's "smoking pot and drinking again.”
Bynes' conservatorship, under which her parents controlled her financial, legal and medical decisions after her meltdown last year, just lapsed.
It's a decision that would've been baffling even before this week's news, given the extent of Amanda's bizarre and destructive downward spiral.
Now that she's been arrested for DUI a second time and failed out of school? Her parents' denial of her mental illness may have dire consequences.
According to a source, “Amanda just stopped going to classes. Everything had been going very well for her up until the conservatorship ended.
"Her instructors have tried to reach out to Amanda, given her history of very public breakdowns, but got no response. As a result, Amanda flunked out.”
Said the source, “It’s really sad, because Amanda had been doing so well.”
That feels like a distant memory now, even if it's been a matter of weeks.
Bynes had been commuting from her parents' house in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to the Irvine, Calif., campus, which took up to two hours each way.
But when the conservatorship ended, she moved into an Orange County apartment near the school, by herself, and things quickly went downhill.
“Amanda is smoking pot again, and drinking,” a source close to her says.
“She stopped taking her psychiatric medications. She is out of control, and having the conservatorship end is probably the worst thing in the world for her.”
“This is truly just sad. Amanda had been making such great strides."
"Several networks were in contact with her lawyers about doing an in-depth interview, and follow Amanda around New York City for Fashion Week."
"A couple of weeks ago, those talks abruptly stopped, and no one knew why. Now, it’s become very clear. She needs to get back into treatment!”
Walmart to Tracy Morgan: "Fasten Your Seatbelt Next Time"
Walmart believes Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by one of the company's trucks in June are at least partly to blame for it.
Their reasoning is simple: Morgan wasn't wearing a seatbelt, the company said in a court filing Monday in response to the lawsuit filed by the actor.
The accident killed Morgan's friend James McNair, who was accompanying the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star back from a show in Delaware.
Morgan was in dire condition after the collision and spent several weeks in rehab with rib and leg injuries, but thankfully the 45-year-old pulled through.
Walmart says that as tragic as this all was, it was caused "in whole or in part" by their "failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device."
That, the company says, constitutes unreasonable conduct. An attorney representing Morgan called those very contentions "surprising and appalling."
"It's disingenuous," attorney Benedict Morelli said.
"It's not what they said they were going to do initially, which was take full responsibility. I'm very upset, not for myself but for the families I represent."
The lawsuit says that the retail giant should have known that its truck driver had been awake for more than 24 hours before the crash took place.
His commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable," Morgan's camp says, and the driver was asleep at the wheel.
A Walmart spokeswoman said that the company "continues to stand willing to work with Mr. Morgan and the other plaintiffs to resolve this matter."
Morgan seeks a jury trial and punitive damages. Passengers Ardley Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea and Millea's wife, Krista Millea, also are named as plaintiffs.
Krista Millea was not in the limo when the intense crash occurred but is a plaintiff because she has a related loss-of-services lawsuit stemming from it.
Truck driver Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, has already pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges in state court.
A criminal complaint also accuses him of not sleeping for more than 24 hours before the crash occurred, which would be a violation of New Jersey law.
Jason Derulo Speaks On Jordin Sparks Split
Days after he and Jordin Sparks shocked the celebrity gossip world with their break up, Jason Derulo has issued a statement on the split.
And it focuses on one central message: THERE WAS NO CHEATING!
Responding to chatter of infidelity on the Internet, Derulo felt the need to clear the controversial air, writing the following on Friday night:
But as in all relationships there are ups and downs and at this time we have decided to amicably part. Infidelity, cheating or deceit played no part in our relationship or our break-up, and I hope that people respect our privacy as we move forward with our lives.
For her part, Sparks also sounded upbeat on Friday, Tweeting: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Sparks and Derulo broke up last week after three years of dating.
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