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Taylor Swift’s Surprise Performance At JFK

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Has your flight been delayed? Did the airline lose your baggage again? Was that security guard just a little too friendly with their frisking? Don’t worry, because Taylor Swift is here to make everything all better! The songbird surprised weary travelers at New York’s Kennedy International Airport  this afternoon with a surprise performance at the Jet Blue terminal.

She reportedly performed tracks from her new album Speak Now on a silver speckled guitar. But that was just the warmup for her the main event: an in-flight performance across the country on a chartered Jet Blue flight! First that renegade flight attendant dude, and now Taylor Swift? Jet Blue, you’re getting too hip for your own good. Soon we’ll all be expecting pop stars with our complimentary peanuts.

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Demi And Ashton Still Cuddly At GQ‘s Gentleman’s Ball

GQ held their annual Gentleman’s Ball last night at the Edison Ballroom in New York, and stars turned out in their dapper best. Despite rumors of infidelity, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher looked still very much in love as they embraced on the red carpet. It could be an act, but…well, we’ve seen Ashton’s acting skills. This has to be the real thing. We guess their trip to Israel did the trick!

Also in attendance were some of the hottest names in hip-hop, including B.o.B, Jay Sean, Trey Songz and new dad-to-be Nick Cannon. GQ even redefined “gentleman” by letting Chris Brown and Jimmy Fallon attend *zing*! Check out the smooth styles in the gallery below.

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Justin Bieber Challenges Willow Smith To A Dance-Off

A friendly one, of course. Justin Bieber threw down at a dance battle with Willow Smith on Monday, and let us tell you: these kids have moves. Fans at his LA gig shrieked when the Biebs brought out the hair whipping starlet as his special guest. The teen and tween then broke it down to Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie.” It’s safe to say they don’t need anyone to teach them.

Bieber is already tight with Willow’s big bro and Karate Kid star Jaden, having duetted with him on “Never Say Never.” Just recently the two friends hit up a Lakers game. Will there be another Smith family collaboration in Bieber’s future? Will Bieber be whipping his famous hair back and forth along with Willow? We hope so.

Who do you think won the dance-off? It’s a close call, but we’d have to say that nine-year-old Willow has the most swag. If she keeps this up, she’ll be tearing it up like no one else by the time her prom rolls around.

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Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus File For Divorce

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Can it be true? Are Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus filing for divorce? People is reporting that Miley’s mom and dad are achey-breakin’ up after 17 years of marriage and five children.

“It’s a very difficult time for our family,” they said in a press release, “and we are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” The reason for the split is cited as “irreconcilable differences” according to the documents submitted yesterday to a Tennessee court.

October has proved a brutal month for celebrity relationships, with Christina and Jordan, David and Courtney, Blake and Penn, and Carey and Shia all calling it quits. More details to follow.

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James Cameron Set For Two Avatar Sequels

He opened Pandora’s box, and now he’s getting sucked back in for another two movies. 20th Century Fox just announced that film maker James Cameron has agreed to make two sequels to his record-breaking Avatar. The studio aims to have the first of the untitled projects in theaters by December 2014, and the second out a year later. Which means that they’ll probably be released just in time for you to go see it with your grandkids. Seriously, if it took him almost fifteen years to make the first one, we’re a little skeptical.

Cameron plans to start writing the scripts in the coming months, and then move into production sometime in fall 2011. It’s uncertain but likely that he will shoot both films back to back. Let’s hope so. If not, we think there’s no hope the third one will be complete in our lifetime.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild,” said Cameron in a press release. “In the second and third films, which will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of Avatar’s visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world.”

What about after these two? Maybe he’s just going to keep making Avatar’s sequels until one of them wins a Best Picture Oscar. We wouldn’t mind. Check back with us in four years.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift Go Apple Picking, Make Us Believe In True Love

Last weekend Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal celebrated fall and their new alleged-coupledom by going apple picking in upstate New York. This news caused our Fab Life Wholesome-o-Meter to explode, covering the office with marshmallows, sunshine, soda pop, and apple pie.

US Magazine reports that the pair left the city over the weekend for a quiet afternoon of apple picking and leaf peeping at Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction, NY. “They were walking through the trees, having fun together,” says in observer. “They looked happy. Some of the customers tried to take a photo of them, but they were hiding from them in the trees.” Jake reportedly even bought Taylor a bushel of apples. *BEEP BEEP BEEP* Oh my god, it’s the Wholesome-o-Meter again, get down!

Are we sure they’re not just filming one of Taylor’s new videos or something? This is more precious than a Norman Rockwell painting. Forget Disney, Taylor and Jake are the ones giving us unrealistic expectations about love. We suppose she’s earned a day of romantic happiness, what with all of the John Mayer ex-boyfriend drama. And Taylor Lautner. And Joe Jonas. And probably dozens more that we’ll hear about on her next CD. In fact, Taylor says bad relationships inspire her songs.

So if things go well with Jake, does that mean she’ll never write a song again? Hmmm, when you put it that way: guys, we wish you ALL the possible happiness in the world forever and ever! (Don’t screw this up, Jake. We’re all counting on you.)

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Andy Dick Exposes Himself In A Coffee Shop

Andy Dick can be such a…Dick. The confrontational (read: annoying) comedian shocked patrons of an LA coffee shop by drunkenly flashing his penis recently. Witnesses say that he was sitting with a small group of friends when he suddenly turned, kissed one of the guys on the lips, exposed his no-longer-private parts and took off on foot.

“He was really belligerent,” a source told RadarOnline. “He was outside yelling at a celebrity tour bus that was going by saying, “I’m right here, I’m right here! [Then] he stood up, took out his d*ck and said something like, ‘This is me!’ It was all really weird. He was so drunk and out of it that I actually felt bad for the guy.”

Andy has quite the history of showing off his stuff in public, most recently getting kicked out of a house party in July for flashing guests. Will this mean another trip back to Celebrity Rehab? Or is he just trying to remind us who started the whole inappropriate naked shenanigans thing in the wake of Taylor Momsen’s infamous flash and Charlie Sheen’s nude hotel trashing? Whatever the case, just zip it, Andy.

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A Baby Boy For Mariah Carey?

No, we’re not talking about Nick Cannon. Is Mariah Carey four months pregnant with her first child? That’s what the folks at Hollybaby.com are saying in an exclusive report. According to an insider, the diva and daddy Nick are expecting a baby boy this March.

Why has the Grammy winning singer kept quiet for so long? According to the source, “the reason she didn’t want to say anything is because she is 40, and she’s superstitious.” Fertility drugs allegedly helped the couple conceive, causing Mariah’s much-reported weight gain earlier this year. The insider went on to say that the she is expected to make an official announcement during her appearances on The View and Oprah, where she’s promoting her upcoming Merry Christmas II You album.

Is this truth or just a ploy to get more people to watch Mariah on TV? Rumors have been circulating for months, and none have have been denied by the couple. In fact, they kinda sorta maybe possibly confirmed the pregnancy in August. After the Beyonce baby buzz proved premature last week, we can’t help but feel a tad bit skeptical. But we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

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Everyone Was At The Hollywood Awards Gala But Us

If you’re an actor and you weren’t at last night’s 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala, then fire your agent immediately because everyone else was. We aren’t even actors and we’re still sort of hurt we weren’t invited. Come on guys, we’re fun!

A dazzling array of A-listers turned up at LA’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, including Halle Berry who shone in a darlingly low cut sequined dress. Hilary Swank, Milla Jovovich, Jodie Foster and Helena Bonham Carter were just a few of the many mega-celebs who looked radiant as they made their way inside.

But looking fabulous on the red carpet was just the half of it. The Tinsel Crew then settled down for some hardcore award presentations. Among those honored were Sean Penn for his humanitarian work, Sylvester Stallone who was presented with a Career Achievement Award. Mia Wasikowska and Andrew Garfield were singled out as the most promising break through stars, and Zach Galifanakis won- what else?- Best Comedy Actor. But The Social Network made out the best, netting an award for Best Ensemble Cast as well as Best Screenwriting for Aaron Sorkin.

Get your fill of all the gala glamour in the gallery below!

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Lady Gaga Crowned The Queen Of YouTube

Lady Gaga just got promoted. Momma Monster has been crowned the “Queen of the YouTube Generation” by becoming the first person whose channel has broken one billion views. May her reign over keyboard playing cats, adorable finger-biting children and assorted student films be a long and happy one.

“We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters!” the new Queen Gaga tweeted this morning. “If we can stick together we can do anything. I dub you all kings and queens of youtube! Unite!”

The singer’s video for “Bad Romance” was YouTube’s highest viewed video with over 250 million earlier this year. However this July she was knocked off the top spot by Justin Bieber and his video for “Baby”, which is still holding steady at number one with more than 344 million views. The Biebs is currently is the Prince of YouTube with a total of nearly 966 million views. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bieber could steal Gaga’s crown again as early as November 1st. To which we say: lame. Long live the Queen!

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