Iggy Azalea Swimsuit PhotoIggy 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.

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?

Jen shot him down, but now he's trying to make his way back into her life.

"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.

 

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 was not expecting this question," said Hilary. "He does [keep professing his love], I keep seeing that, that he keeps doing that. I don’t know how I feel."

"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 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.

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."

LaBeoufBack 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 Sad PhotoKim 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.

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.

"[Then last year] she did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.' And it wasn't even about a guy!"

"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."

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:

  1. Relationships/Dating/Ex-Boyfriends
  2. Mariah Carey
  3. Sam & Cat/Jennette McCurdy
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. 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.

Prince George and ParentsKate 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.

 

 

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.

When the 14-year-old fan - whom Taylor had interacted with on Instagram in the past - complained of mistreatment by peers at her new high school, Taylor replied with a lengthy message of hope:

"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."

Wow. Anyone else have something in their eye right now? That message may have been meant for a young girl entering high school but it contains some valuable lessons for anyone coping with haters.

Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac PhotoScarlett 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 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.

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.

Yes, after months of breaking sales records, "Fancy" is officially the best-selling song of the summer.

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 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.

We can also confirm that the minivan driver was a photographer and that Bieber is due in Canadian court later this month.

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 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.

Girls star Lena Dunham called the hacker a sex offender and lambasted fans who said the celebs brought it on themselves for taking nude pics to begin with.

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 and Kim KardashianDemi 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!"

IT'S OVER!After a quiet but blissful 18 months of dating, it's over between Britney Spears and David Lucado, and the reason why is nothing short of shocking.

TMZ reported today that the 32-year-old pop superstar flipped out after learning that video of David cheating is being shopped around Hollywood.

 

The video was reportedly filmed in early August and shows David Lucado dancing and making out with an unidentified woman.

When news of the video first broke, reps for Lucado issued a statement saying, "David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out."

Clearly it didn't. Britney posted a tweet earlier today reading, "Ahhhh the single life!"

The relationship had recently gotten so serious for that Spears and Lucado were rumored to be engaged.

She frequently posted photos of Lucado and her children, and he was reportedly something of a father figure to 8-year-old Sean and 7-year-old Jayden.

Rumors of trouble between Spears and David had been circulating for months, but the couple always cleared the air with social media posts in which they declared their love for one another.

Britney Spears' father Jamie is reportedly preparing an official statement on the breakup.

 

 

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie MarriedJust call them Mr. and Mrs. Pitt!

After nine years and six children together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, PEOPLE has confirmed with multiple sources. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

The wedding was held Saturday at Château Miraval in the village of Correns, where the couple first settled in 2008 and have since performed extensive renovations. The wine-growing estate has a 35-room main house, an ancient chapel and a working vineyard spread over 1,100 acres.

The ceremony came two years after the couple's 2012 engagement, when Jolie, 39, first showed off the custom sparkler that Pitt, 50, designed for her.

Naturally, the pair's children were on hand to celebrate: Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

In May, Jolie spoke to PEOPLE about the couple's low-key, kid-centric marriage plans.

"We're just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right," she said. "We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us.

"Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. They will in a way be the wedding planners. It's going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other! We've got a lot of different personalities in the house. They've got some strong opinions. It will be fun. That's the important thing. When we do it, it will feel like a great day for our family."

Kim and Kanye: Shopping in ParisEalier this month, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought a $20 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California.

Now, sources say Kim is understandably eager to move in, while Kanye - of course - wants to make some major renovations first. 

While this is already Kim's second longest marriage, insiders say the squabbling over the house has gotten so bad that for the first time the Kimye union is being put to the test.

 

 

Why would the couple be so divided over some renovations that they can obviously afford? Because it's not the first time this has happened, and Kim is beginning to worry that she'll wind up living with her mom for the rest of her life.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians viewers may have been confused when Kim and 'Ye purchased their new digs, as they had been building their own home for much of the current season: 

Those plans were reportedly scrapped after Kanye decided that he just didn't like the direction in which the project was headed. Kim is now said to be terrified that his perfectionist tendencies will lead him to gut their new home only to jump ship again.

"Kim loves the house just as it is," an insider tells Radar Online. "She is ready to move out of her mom Kris' house as soon as possible. Kim has even suggested they move into the house and live there as construction is being done, which Kanye isn't willing to do."

 

 

"Kanye is so set in his ways and there is no such thing as a compromise to him," says the source. "On this issue, though, Kim isn't going to budge."

Miley Cyrus and Jesse HeltIt all started when Miley Cyrus had a "homeless" man give her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

Many viewers pointed out that the man - 22-year-old Jesse Helt - looked more like he'd stepped out of the pages of GQ than the alleyways of Skid Row, but even so, Miley was widely praised for her efforts to call attention to the plight of the impoverished in America.

Then the truth came out. Jesse Helt was never homeless. As many might have guessed from his appearance, he moved to LA to pursue a career in male modeling.

He fell on some hard times, but he had a home and loving family waiting for him back in Oregon all the while.

Helt's mom revealed that he was never a homeless teen (as he'd implied in his speech) just this morning, but that wasn't the final bombshell revelation of the day:

E! News has reported that there are currently several warrants out for Helt's arrest for charges ranging from burglary to criminal mischief.

Helt violated his probation several times while still living in Salem by failing to complete his community service hours, refusing to take a drug test, and failing to report to his probation officer, amongst other violations.

Cyrus had already faced criticism for what many perceived as a stunt that had more to do with her than with any sincere desire to help the impoverished.

 

The fact that we now know that she chose a 22-year-old aspiring model with a mile-long rap sheet to represent America's "homeless youth" is unlikely to help help her position.

While most of the results of the 2014 Emmy Awards were fairly predictable, there was a twist at the after parties that we definitely didn't see coming:

Katy Perry and Diplo stepped out as a couple - informally announcing to the celebrity world that they've reconciled.

This isn't the first time that we've heard rumors that Katy and Diplo are back together (the couple separated back in May), but the news is particularly astonishing this time around, because it comes directly on the heels of Katy's supposed reconciliation with a different ex.

Yes, Katy and Riff Raff announced that they're "in love" at the VMAs, and while they may have been joking (we hope), they also sported matching denim outfits and left in a limo together.

So Katy seems to be having trouble deciding which ridiculously-named ex she should reconcile with. 

Justin Bieber, Very Close UpJustin Bieber is under investigation for allegedly trying to rob and beat up a man who captured the singer on his cellphone.

According to TMZ, Bieber and Selena Gomez were hanging at Dave & Buster’s when a fan starting snapping photos of the couple. He also may have filmed a video of their interactions.

Law enforcement insiders tell the site that Justin lunged at the individual in an effort to take his phone and, we assume, delete the images and the video.

Bieber’s entourage, however, held the artist back and no contact was made.

Police were called to the scene, but Bieber and Gomez had left by the time they arrived.

The fan reportedly wants to press charges against Bieber, with possible crimes on the horizon being attempted battery, attempted theft and attempted robbery.

Bieber and his bodyguards, of course, have a very long history of reacting poorly when folks try to take pictures or videos of the superstar. 

But this situation could be especially dicey for Bieber because he's on probation for his egging case and any law-breaking could result in jail time.

 

At Sunday night's 2014 Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus pulled a stunt that was far more unexpected than her Robin Thicke twerk-fest of the previous year.

After winning the Video of the Year award, Miley gave the stage to Jesse Helt - a 22-year-old homeless man who proceeded to give a stirring speech about the plight of impoverished Americans.

There's just one problem: Jesse's family claims he was never homeless and is welcome to return to Oregon to live with them, should he ever decide to give up on his male modeling career in LA.

"He wanted to be in Los Angeles," said Jesse's mother, Linda Helt, in an interview with The Daily Mail,  "He had opportunities and he took them, but he had his ups and downs like anyone else."

"It was his choice. He was always welcome. He could always come back at any time. If he needed help, I'd help him."

From the moment Jesse's speech was through, Miley was criticized for what many considered  to be an empty gesture that had more to do with her own vanity than with any sincere attempt to help the homeless. 

The facts of Helt's situation that have emerged since are unlikely to help her argument to the contrary.

 

Helt's mother has stated that Jesse plans to fly home to visit her in Oregon today and will decide from there if he wishes to return to LA.

The Nicki Minaj wardrobe malfunction was certainly one of the highlights of last night's MTV Video Music Awards.

Sure, it wasn't as astonishingly unexpected as the now-famous Miley Cyrus twerk-fest of 2013, but millions of viewers were on the edge of their seats, with their fingers on the pause button, eagerly awaiting the moment when Nicki would lose her grip and show her ample assets to the world.

And sources say that's exactly how Nicki planned it.

The official story is that Nicki's dress simply wouldn't zip up in the moments before the performance (because she's so curvy). 

But Nicki decided to take the stage anyway (because she's so daring).

Today the truth came out, and witnesses say Nicki wore the exact same dress in the exact same fashion during rehearsals (because she's a master media manipulator and she knows how to get attention).

Of course, no one really cares if the near-boob-spill was fake or not (although we can't help we've been strung along), the only question is why Nicki would fake such an awkward wardrobe malfunction.

 

Anyone who's seen Nicki's "Anaconda" video knows that the girl knows how to be sexy. Someone in her camp should've told Nicki that the audience is unlikely to be turned off if they're all just embarrassed for her.

Miley Cyrus With JesseFor the second year in a row, Miley Cyrus shocked viewers of the MTV Video Music Awards last night. 

Of course, this year's jaw-dropping moment couldn't have been more different from the infamous Miley and Robin Thicke performance that drew the ire of the Parents Television Council in 2013.

Rather than gracing the stage with another twerking teddy bears routine, Miley showed her more thoughtful side last night when she turned the mic over to a 22-year-old homeless man named Jesse after winning the award for video of the year.

Cyrus claims she was simply trying to call attention to the issue of homelessness and use her time in the spotlight to do some good. Critics of the gesture, however, believe the pop star exploited a struggling young man for the sake of her own vanity.

Many have pointed out that as a 22-year-old who could land a male modeling gig tomorrow, Jesse hardly represents the average American homeless person.

Certainly, Jesse shouldn't be denied the assistance that Miley can offer simply because he's good-looking, but many are crying foul over the fact that given the opportunity to present the true face of homelessness to the world - Miley chose instead to show up with a dude who'd make for good red carpet arm candy.

It seems to us that Miley's heart was in the right place, but the stunt may have had a greater effect if she'd chosen an impoverished person with a longer history of homelessness who would better represent the men and women in need that the average city dweller passes by on their way to work.

Of course, Miley has hinted that this is the start of a one-woman awareness campaign, and that could have tremendous impact if she truly commits herself.

Basically, Miley bringing Jesse on stage at the VMAs is a lot like celebs dumping water on their heads for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge:

 

On its own, it means little, but if Miley puts her money where her mouth is and the right people take notice - it could be huge. 

For months now, we've been hearing reports that Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are headed for divorce.

Cannon denied the rumors at first, but as the couple stopped speaking publicly about their relationship it became more and more apparent that something was amiss.

 

 

Yesterday, Cannon and Carey dropped the act, and Nick confessed in an interview that they are currently living apart.

"There's trouble in paradise," said Cannon in an interview with The Insider. "We've been living in separate houses for a few months."

Though he admits his marriage has hit a rough patch, and makes no predictions about the future, Cannon says there's no truth to the rumors about his infidelity or claims that Carey hired a security team to keep him from flirting.

For now though, Cannon wants to make clear that his children are his top priority:

"My focus is on my kids," he said to conclude the interview.

Mariah on the other hand: "[She] was devastated about the comments Nick made to The Insider," a source tells E! News. "They had agreed to work on a statement together. A joint statement was being prepared when he went and gave those quotes to The Insider."

A publicist for Carey simply says the artist “is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour,” but E! writes that she’s in shock over Cannon going public with their marital strife.

"She thinks it was extremely childish, impulsive and opportunistic," the source continues. "For her, it was the last straw. She's done with him now."

Uh Oh.

You'd think she might be jealous, at least a little. But Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence can rest assured that Gwyneth Paltrow approves of his rebound relationship.

A source reveals that the Oscar-winning Goop founder, 41, wishes only the best for Martin, the father to her two children, Apple, 10, and Moses, 8.

 

"Her take is, 'Hey, he could do worse,'" the pal says of Paltrow's feelings about Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence dating. "She just wants him to be happy."

He could definitely do worse than the Hottest Woman Alive. A tad worse.

Since her "conscious uncoupling" with Martin in March, Paltrow and he have remained close. She even gave him shout-out in her Ice Bucket Challenge video.

The amicable feeling is mutual, it appears, from Martin's standpoint.

Speaking about their post-breakup life during a radio interview in July, Martin said, "We're friends and proud parents. There's lots of love, and that's it."

The mom of two, for her part, has moved on with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, so perhaps she's happier than ever and has no reason to be upset about J-Law. 

Still, you have to wonder if she feels upstaged, even a tiny bit.

After all, this is a talented, charming, much younger woman he supposedly became smitten with because she's the complete opposite of Gwyneth Paltrow.

It wasn't all that long ago that Iggy Azalea was trying to kick off a career as a pop princess.

Who would have thought that just six years later, that sheepish Britney-in-training would become the undisputed Queen of Rap?

Iggy's been breaking sales records for months now, but her latest achievement is a big one, and it puts her alone at the top of the current hip hop heap.

With the release of her new single, "Black Widow," Iggy is now the only rapper to ever have three top ten hits on the Billboard charts at the same time.

You read that right: not the first woman, not the first of this decade...the first rapper ever to achieve this feat.

Not bad for a 24-year-old girl from Mullumbimby, Australia.

Haters will be quick to point out that one of the hits is Ariana Grande's "Problem" which actually just features a guest verse from Iggy.

But the fact remains that Jay Z, Kanye, and Eminem have been collaborating with pop stars for years, and still never had a trio of tracks perform this well simultaneously.

 

This Sunday, Beyonce and Jay Z's concert special will air on HBO. It's the culmination of their months-long, international On the Run tour, and, sources say - the last time we'll see the couple work together.

Rumors that Gwyneth Paltrow is giving Beyonce divorce advice have been circulating for weeks, but now insiders say Gwyneth has become much more than a "conscious uncoupling" counselor.

Paltrow is said to be Bey's number one confidant, and is guiding the R&B superstar through the final stages of preparing for her split.

Paltrow is reportedly also helping Bey prepare an official separation announcement for this fall.

"Beyonce has sought Gwyneth's advice as she plans her split," a source tells Us Weekly. The insider adds that Bey and Jay will emulate Martin and Paltrow's split, by keeping up friendly appearances:

"The day after their announcement, Bey and Jay will be spotted together. They will be all lovey dovey."

 

The source claims the Carters will take a tropical vacation with daughter Blue Ivy in the days after the separation, in order to make the split appear amicable and suppress rumors that Jay cheated on Beyonce.

Justin Bieber on a TubeStop us if you've heard this before: Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law.

Or he should be, at least, according to Aja Oxman.

The photographer has filed a lawsuit against Bieber, alleging the singer was behind a brutal attack against him last November in Kauai.

Obtained by TMZ, the legal documents claim Justin “enjoyed the beating” and that it started when Bieber was cliff jumping and Oxman was snapping pictures of him from a public beach.

Bieber is accused of ordering his bodyguard to “go get” Oxman’s memory card and to “do whatever you have to do to get that card."

Oxman the says the employee complied, in violent fashion, and took his camera and memory card. The lawsuit claims Bieber and his hired muscle destroyed the camera together.

Bieber's bodyguard was arrested for the incident, though this is the first time Justin himself has been directly tied to it.

It's FAR from the first time, however, that Bieber's bodyguard(s) has been accused by a paparazzi member of a physical confrontation.

In February of this year, another strong man was arrested for doing basically the same thing as Oxman writes about here.

 

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in ParisBut not for what you think...

For months now, we've been hearing reports that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are headed for divorce.

Cannon has denied the rumors, but evidence continues to mount, and sources say the couple will make their split official in the very near future. In fact, we've told to expect a separation announcement as early as this week.

Insiders say Nick and Mariah have been living apart for weeks now, after her bizarre last-ditch effort to save their marriage failed miserably.

For a recent appearance in Vegas, Carey reportedly hired a security team for Cannon. The bodyguards weren't there for Cannon's protection, however.

No, they arrived with strict instructions from Mariah to keep the comedian away from booze and women:

"Security wasn't there to keep the girls away from him," says one source. "It was to keep him away from the girls."

He added that the guards were also instructed to keep Cannon away from the bar, as "he gets in trouble when he drinks."

Apparently, the 24-hour babysitters weren't enough to save Mariah's marriage, as the couple put its Bel Air mansion up for sale in July - around the same time that Cannon reportedly moved into a hotel.

 

Lindsay Lohan is back in the US after a five-month European bender that somehow didn't result in jail time or an emergency liver transplant.

So after nearly half a year of hitting every club in London and falling down drunk all over Italy, surely Linds is ready to settle down and take it easy for a bit now that she's home, right? 

No, she's getting hammered in the Hamptons with her waste case mom, of course.

Yes, if you were concerned that Dina Lohan's DUI conviction would slow down her boozing, worry no longer.

The world's crackiest mother-daughter duo hit the Hamptons over the weekend and according to witnesses they seemed to be competing to see who could make the most embarrassing mess of themselves:

One club patron described Dina as "absolutely hammered," and stated that the mother of three "was throwing back drink after drink, dancing and flailing about all over the place. She kept going up to people and striking up random conversations."

Lindsay was described as looking "equally wobbly" while entering the club later that same night.

 

 

Yes, Lindsay was stumbling while walking into the club, but she still wasn't as wasted as her mom.

Something to tell us? Sofia Vergara stepped out for lunch in LA on Monday with a wide grin on her face and a HUGE sparking diamond ring on THAT finger, sparking speculation beau Joe Manganiello had popped the question after two months togetherAs if this relationship didn't already have peoples undivided attention...

Now Sofia Vergara has our eyes popping after she stepped out for lunch in LA while wearing a super sparkler of a diamond on her engagement ring finger.

While she wasn't taking that diamond for a walk alongside lover boy Joe Manganiello, she was getting together with a friend for lunch. Perhaps to show them her new engagement ring...?

Then again, this is Hollywood and diamonds aren't exactly all that rare.

But having it on that finger is obviously going to get people talking.

Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence make up one of the most unexpected celebrity couples in recent memory, but insiders close to Martin say it's not all that shocking that he would go for someone who's so unlike his wife of eleven years.

"Jennifer is loads of fun and they can't stop laughing when they're together," a source tells The Daily Mail. "Chris feels he's dating someone who has everything he'd been missing out in the past 11 years."

The insider adds that J-Law has given Chris "a new lease on life," and the Coldplay singer is drawn to the 24-year-old actress mainly because she's "the polar opposite" of Gwyneth Paltrow.

Martin and Paltrow, of course, "consciously uncoupled" earlier this year in one of the most bizarre, drawn-out celebrity breakups in recent memory.

Little is known about Lawrence's recent split from actor Nicholas Hoult, but it's beginning to look like Martin may have been the cause. 

Much has been made of the thirteen year age difference between Martin and Lawrence, but Chris' anonymous friend says Jen's youthful spirit is a big part of what makes their relationship work.

"Jennifer doesn't take herself too seriously," says the source. "When she's not filming, she just wants to hang out and have a good time."

 

It's a girl!

Christina Aguilera is a mother for the second time.

The singer delivered a daughter via C-section at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, sources confirm to Us Weekly, although details on weight and height are unavailable at this time.Ho

However, Christina revealed the name which is Summer Rain Rutler.

 

 

This is Aguilera’s first child with fiancé Matt Rutler, to whom she got engaged in March.

She also has a six-year old son, Max, with ex-husband Jordan Bratman.

Never one to be shy about her body, Aguilera made headlines earlier this summer when she posed naked for V Magazine.

"As a woman, I'm proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store," she told the publication.

Aguilera also showed her appreciation for those involved with the pictorial via Instagram.

 

 

"[Thank you for] giving me the freedom to bare my soul & body at this incredible, magical, transition time in my life. #Grateful," she wrote on August 1.

We send our very best wishes to this new family.

The Biebs on InstagramJustin Bieber has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors in relation to his January drunk driving arrest.

And it doesn't even include the charge of drunk driving.

According to The Miami Herald, the singer will plead guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence. He will be forced to attend a 12-hour anger management source and pay $50,000 to charity.

 

The artist's main concern was that this plea deal did NOT include any kind of probation because that could mean jail time for Justin if he violated the law in any way going forward.

And we all know he will, don't we?

The underage star was just spotted holding a liquor bottle while celebrating the 17th birthday of Kylie Jenner, for instance.

This plea deal comes as no real surprise.

The arresting officer in Florida seemingly lied when he said Bieber was drag racing and that police could smell alcohol on his breath; a subsequent test revealed relatively no alcohol in the singer's system at the time.

This is Bieber's second plea deal in just a few months, as he recently pled no contest to misdemeanor vandalism in an egging case.

 

As a result, he was placed on two years probation and ordered to pay his neighbor $80,900 in restitution. He also had to undergo more anger management.

Robin Williams, who passed away earlier this week, touched millions of people in a legendary career that often reminded us how wonderful a person can be.

Now, in a reminder of how terrible people can be, his grieving daughter Zelda Williams says she's quitting social media after being besieged by Internet trolls.

While countless fans have taken to the Internet to express their love and respect for Williams, many others sent horrific comments and pictures to Zelda.

The second-oldest of Robin Williams' children, Zelda initially took the fight to the trolls, asking supporters to report them to social media administrators.

Soon enough, realizing how fruitless this is, she decided it was better for her to delete her accounts, after posting a farewell apology and message:

"I'm sorry. I should've risen above," Williams Tweeted. "Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."

The mourning 25-year-old also suspended her Instagram, writing:

"I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends."

Zelda defended herself for not sharing more photos of her dad - a ridiculous thing people harassed her about - as well as their relationship in general:

 

 

"Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary," she added, in response to online criticism.

"There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or 'selfies.'"

"I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too."

"That was more than enough, and I'm grateful for what little time I had. My favorite family photos are framed in my house, not posted on social media."

"They'll remain there. They would've wound up on the news or blogs then, and certainly would now. That's not what I want for our memories together."

"Thank you for your respect and understanding in this difficult time. Goodbye. Xo"

 

 

Zelda and her half-brothers Zak, 31, and Cody, 22, Robin's children from his previous marriages, continue to grieve along with his widow, Susan Schneider.

Kim Kardashian sat across from Matt Lauer this morning on Today, confirming that North West has grown, that she's in a "mama's girl" phase and that, yes, she'll have a second child at some point.

Kim also talked in detail about her video game, following complaints that kids are spending too much money trying to emulate her expensive lifestyle online.

Author Ayelet Waldman especially took Kim and her family to task, referring to the Kardashians as "evil" and "vile" after her son spent hundreds of dollars playing Kim Kardashian Hollywood.

"You just have to make sure that your parental controls are all set,” Kim told Lauer. “I think you just have to be responsible, and don’t have your credit card linked to where your kid can just spend if they want to, or ask permission."

Okay. That's actually perfectly reasonable.

Kardashian also said that half-sister Kylie Jenner spent $300 on the game, though she can afford it and a lot of that money goes back into her family’s bank account. So… yeah.

 

 

"It’s just a fun little game, kind of like when people get into Candy Crush so much," Kim added in defense of the game. "It’s just something fun to do."

Taylor Swift is beyond thrilled to have her best friend back, so-called insiders claim, after Selena Gomez dumped Justin Bieber, which allegedly happened.

It's not clear if Selena actually did any curb-kicking when it comes to her douchey ex, but the two are not together romantically, that's for darn sure.

At least for this week.

We also know that Taylor was never a fan of Jelena, so it's no surprise to read reports that she is excited by her bestie's newfound single status.

Not only that, she's started playing matchmaker (not sure you should let Taylor Swift help with that, but we digress), and is so “proud” of how Selena is doing.

Selena jabbed at Justin during last night's Teen Choice Awards (or so it appeared), leaving little doubt that the two are not bumping uglies at the moment.

No one is more stoked about that than Taylor.

“Taylor and Selena have been talking a lot more now that Justin is out of the picture,” an unnamed source dished to one celebrity gossip website.

“She’s so relieved that Selena finally came to her senses and dumped Justin. She is so proud of Selena and how’s she’s been handling the break-up.”

The friends hit a rough patch while Selena was still with Justin, but now that Gomez “came to her senses” and told Justin to get lost, Taylor is back on board.

 

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