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.
Chris Brown's Girlfriend And Mom Worried He'll Be Killed
Chris Brown's mom and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran are so panicked about his gang affiliation that they want his therapist to intervene, and promptly.
The singer's romantic partner and family are secretly and desperately worried, according to reports, fearing that his seedy relationships may get him killed.
Given the possible assassination attempt on Chris Brown just over a month ago, and the company he keeps on a regular basis? Maybe not a stretch.
In any case, his mother Joyce Hawkins and Karrueche Tran approached his therapist to express their grave concerns about the man promoting gangs.
Which he does on a surprisingly public and routine basis.
The gang affiliation is believed to have been behind the violent altercation at his pre-VMA party last month, where Suge Knight got shot.
The LAPD has already gone to L.A. clubs and bars, trying to convince owners to ban Chris and his entourage because wherever they go, violence follows.
We saw this at his show ending with an audience member stabbed.
For his part, Chris Brown does not see the issues of associating himself with the Bloods, his family believes, but rather he just thinks it's "cool."
Katy Perry to Blow $4 Million On Her Birthday Party
Katy Perry will turn 30 soon, and even though she's single at the moment, Katy's got someone special willing to drop major bucks on an Egyptian birthday blowout.
Herself! Yes, anyone who's seen the "Dark Horse" video knows that Egypt is Katy's obsession of the moment. That may be why she's reportedly shelling out over $4 million so that she and her closest friends can party it up in on the Nile next month.
"She's sparing no expense to make sure everyone has a blast," says one of the lucky guests.
But as a high-profile American, isn't it a terrible time to go to the Middle East - an area that's currently more tumultuous than Katy's love life?
"There's going to be a team of Navy SEALs who work 24/7," says the insider.
Jennifer Lawrence To Meet Chris Martin's Kids
It's not easy to come to terms with the fact that we're living in a world in which Jennifer Lawrence is dating Chris Martin, but the more we hear, the more it becomes apparent that not only are these two together, they're getting serious.
Yes, Martin-Lawrence is definitely a thing, and while millions of men might be upset that Lawrence is off the market, no one's been hit harder by the news than Gwyneth Paltrow.
Sure, sources say Gwyneth is cool with Martin dating Lawrence, but it must sting a bit to see your ex moving on so quickly with a woman 17 years your junior who has so very much to offer.
"Gwyneth was absolutely stunned when Chris told her he wants to introduce the kids to Jennifer," a source claims. "It won't be happening right away. Chris wants to make sure this relationship isn't going to just fizzle before he takes that step."
"He sees this relationship going the distance. It's been a huge blow to Gwyneth's ego because she has always bragged that she has Chris wrapped around her little finger."
Katy And Rihanna Teaming Up Against Taylor Swift
As the Taylor Swift-Katy Perry feud rages on, battle lines are being drawn and celeb acquaintances are being forced to take sides.
The friendship between Katy and Rihanna goes back several years and KP has reportedly called upon RiRi to do what she does best: make fun of people's dance moves.
Remember when Rihanna laughed at Ariana Grande when she tried to get all "sexy" at the iHeartRadio Awards? Well, apparently Ri has stepped her game up and is ready to shoot Taylor a dirty look that could bend a spoon.
Taylor performed "Shake It Off" at the MTV VMAs, providing one of the few highlights of an otherwise dull evening. She apparently plans to bust out the uptempo pop tune again for the upcoming European Music Awards.
Little does she know, Katy and Rihanna have hatched a devious plan to be all "whatever" during the whole song.
"[Katy] and her friends, including Rihanna, are planning on totally embarrassing [Taylor] infront of the world," says a source close to the conspiracy.
"They've even said they're just going to talk all the way through her performance and make fun of her like Rihanna did with Ariana Grand."
Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes To Get Married?
Earlier this month, Mendes gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter that reportedly left Gosling crying.
But will the actress and actor take the next logical step? Will they exchange vows, perhaps in some kind of surprise Canadian wedding? Yes, according to the new issue of OK! Weekly.
Few other details are available at this time.
But an earlier report does claim Gosling is totally in love with his daughter and it would therefore stand to reason that he would want to make his family legal and official.
Gosling and Mendes are yet to release the name of their child and have maintained a VERY low profile ever since news broke that they were expecting. So there's no real way to know what they're thinking.
Taylor Swift Throws House Party For Fans
Taylor Swift has a long, well-documented history of being awesome to her fans.
Even though she never toots her own horn about them, you've likely heard about the numerous occasions on which Taylor has visited young cancer patients in various children's hospitals.
Now, to celebrate the upcoming release of her new album, Taylor handpicked 35 fans from Instagram and Tumblr and invited them over to her crib for a listening party.
Anyone who's ever seen Taylor Swift's dance moves knows what a treat that must have been.
The party-goers even got to meet Taylor's cat, Meredith, and when they left, she gave them all gift bags.
Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat Actually Viral Marketing Stunt
Earlier this week, we reported that actress Emma Watson was being threatened with a nude photo leak as a result of a speech she recently gave at the United Nations.
The threats were posted on the photo-sharing site 4Chan, which had previously hosted stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence, as well as the dozens of other female celebrities who were affected by the Hollywood hacking scandal.
Today, we learned that the whole thing was a carefully coordinated stunt by a company called Rantic Marketing.
The website EmmaYouAreNext.com - which had previously featured a clock counting down the seconds until Watson's hacked photos would be posted online - now simply redirects to Rantic's homepage.
Even more ridiculous than the capaign itself is Rantic's strategy for justifying its actions:
Currently, the company's site features a letter addressed to President Obama that begins, "We have been hired by celebrity publicists to help bring this disgusting issue to attention...Every Facebook like, share, and Twitter mention will count as a social signature."
Naturally, Rantic is refusing to identify their "employers," but they've been happy to share statistics about how easily they were able to drum up interest in stolen nudity.
Apparently, EmmaYouAreNext.com received over 48 million visitors in just a matter of days.
Rantic has yet to make make an argument as to how anyone but them stood to benefit from this stunt.
As far as we can tell, all they've accomplished is establishing "It was a hoax! Gotcha!" as a viable excuse for anyone threatening to post hacked photos of a celebrity.
Chris Brown Performance Ends In Stabbing
A Chris Brown performance last night ended in someone getting stabbed.
Law enforcement sources say it's yet another case of trouble following the R&B singer and his entourage, and that police have been trying to stop this (to no avail).
The stabbing took place right after Brown finished his set at a YMCMB Drake-Lil Wayne after-party at Supperclub in Hollywood, according to witnesses and reports.
Several people leaving got into a fight and someone got stabbed. The victim, whose identity is not known, was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay.
Not unlike when Suge Knight was shot in last month's possible pre-VMA assassination attempt on Chris Brown, no arrests were made, for a simple reason:
Police, understandably, are increasingly frustrated by Brown's entourage, telling TMZ that wherever the singer and his posse go, "someone ends up bleeding."
"When Brown and his people show, we know what's going to happen. It's a headache for us," one law enforcement team member reportedly said.
The LAPD has privately met with club owners around the city, to pressure them into blacklisting Chris and his crew in an attempt to curb the violence preemptively.
Perhaps not shockingly, the clubs are still having Chris Brown perform as planned; they make too much coin off the singer, so his peeps are totes welcome.
The singer throws around Bloods gang signs and does not keep his affiliation with the street thugs a secret, though he has not been accused of instigating violence.
Not directly, anyway. Police believe it "emanates" from Chris and the shady characters who hang around him, and fear this may soon end very badly for someone.
Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak
Over the weekend, Emma Watson gave a speech at the United Nations about the need for worldwide gender equality.
The speech went viral and millions were moved by Watson's words.
Unfortunately, in the case of some insane 4Chan users, they were moved to violent hatred.
4Chan, as you may know, is the site where the now-infamous nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and dozens of other female celebrities were first leaked.
Watson spoke out about the leak when it first happened, and has since been the subject of a disturbing amount of attention from angry young men on the site's message boards.
After her speech, the focus on Watson went from unsettling to genuinely scary, as users have begun gleefully counting down the days until nude photos of Watson will supposedly be posted to the site this weekend.
A site called Emma You Are Next features nothing but a photo of Watson and a clock ticking down the seconds until midnight on Friday.
Worse, comment boards related to Watson feature some truly upsetting threats of violence. Some users are even trying to get #RIPEmmaWatson trending on Twitter and have begun posting Photoshopped headlines with news of the actress' death.
The whole thing serves as a sad reminder that the hackers behind the photo leak need to be caught.
Clay Aiken Slams Hacked Celebrities
With a new round of naked celebrity photos hitting the Internet this weekend, courtesy of a perverted hacker on Reddit and 4chan, those who have seen their bare bodies exposed to the world against their will should not look to Clay Aiken for sympathy.
"Anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of themselves deserves exactly what they get," Aiken told The Washington Post late last week, contradicting himself a bit by adding:
"Of course whoever [stole and released the photos] should be hogtied. And it's unfortunate that we don't have Internet security right now or the laws in place to protect people from pirating that stuff."
Those two opinions don't exactly go together, of course.
Aiken's view runs counter to that of many others, of course. Lena Dunham has spoken out on the cruel nature of this hacking, while Union has referred to it as a "hate crime."
Dubbed "The Fappening," the controversy kicked off a few weeks ago when many photos of Jennifer Lawrence nude went viral. They were quickly followed by shots of Upton, Kaley Cuoco and other female stars.
The FBI says it is investigating the computer and cell phone hacking, but it clearly has not found the perpetrator just yet.
Second Wave Of Nude Celebrity Photos Leaked
More nude images of famous people have been leaked online, most likely by the same hacker who posted dozens of inappropriate images to an Internet forum earlier this month.
The new set of images reportedly include hacked images of pop star Rihanna, reality-TV personality Kim Kardashian, former Disney Channel star Vanessa Hudgens and U.S. Olympic soccer team goalie Hope Solo
The second set of photographs reportedly include previously-unreleased photos of female celebrities who were exposed in the first leak, including Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and Kaley Cuoco, star of the top-rated CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
The new set of images first appeared Saturday morning on the anonymous website 4chan and were subsequently reposted by Reddit users (Reddit administrators have since removed the shots).
Earlier this month, the celebrity world was thrown into a tizzy after dozens of nude celebrity photos – supposedly obtained from the stars’ personal smartphones and other devices – first appeared on the 4chan website.
The celebrities in the first wave of leaked photos include Lawrence and Cuoco and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton. Through her publicist, Lawrence released a statement declaring the leaked photos “a flagrant violation of privacy.”
The personal photos were reportedly obtained by the unidentified individual hacking into individual iCloud accounts. The FBI is currently investigating the first set of hacked photos.
In wake of the leaked-photo scandal, Apple recently said it is beefing up security to prevent similar security breaches in the future.
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.
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