Cue “Another One Bites The Dust,” because it looks like another star union has supernova’d. Rumors are circulating that Rihanna and LA Dodger Matt Kemp have split after almost a year of dating. The two have not been seen in public together in months, and reports of infidelity in both camps have been swirling around for just as long. Rihanna’s busy international tour schedule made it hard for the couple to be together, and Matt’s fondness for partying allegedly caused the lovers to drift apart. Kemp was seen leaving an LA club with two women last week—neither of whom were RiRi—and according to an eyewitness they both spent the night in his bedroom.
Admittedly the vague video and the even vaguer story don’t conclusively prove anything yet. Neither side has commented on the alleged breakup, though Rihanna has been big on her privacy lately. Just recently she railed at the press for continuing to ask about her relationship with Chris Brown. Maybe this is the time for scorned-lover Drake to make another move!
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Perez Hilton tried to show up flamboyant fashioninista Lady Gaga when he unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Los Angeles last night. But try as he might, Perez’sÃ‚Â Cheshire Cat look was no match for faux-Gaga’s lace and fineness. The blogger then proceeded to grope the life-sized candle, the last of eight wax Lady Gaga statues unveiled at Madame Tussauds’ around the world yesterday. “I think they saved the best for last,” he gushed to MTV News. “It’s creepy that it’s so real. I kept waiting for her to blink, but she didn’t. It’s very accurate. I know that Gaga would be very honored.” But how would she feel about it being presented by a wild-eyed dude in a massive onesie? Now that we think about it, we bet she’d approve. Props, Perez!
From the angelic world of Taylor Swift’s birthday bash plans, we head over the tracks to Miley Cyrus country. A few days after her 18th birthday Miley decided to do some serious bong-rips in her LA home, and her friends were on hand to “document the s— out of it” on video….and then sell it to TMZ. What are friends for? According to the source, the pipe was filled with the herb salvia, a mild hallucinogenic which is legal in most states.
That must be some primo “salvia” because Miley is knocked flat on her back after taking a hit. “I’m having a little bit of a bad trip,” she says to the camera. Oh no! You hear that, kids?! Bad trip! And no wonder, because she apparently started to hallucinate her ex boyfriend, “Is that a f–ing Liam [Hemsworth] look-alike?!” she asks about a random dude. “Am I tripping?” Talk about a bummer. But all’s well that ends well, as our Miley dissolves into the fiercest fit of giggles and gibberish we’ve ever seen. What’s the final verdict, Miley? “I wanna get more of that s—.” They grow up so fast.
It looks like Reese Witherspoon could find something extra special in her Christmas stocking this year: an engagement ring from boyfriend Jim Toth! A source told Radar Online that Jim is set to propose “very soon.” Hey, wait a second…why does this all sound so familiar? Oh yeah, that’s what we said last Christmas about Reese and Jake Gyllenhaal. This is awkward.
But still, maybe this is Reese’s big year! It seems likely, because Jim has apparently already shelled out for the ring. “He was looking for something pretty big, around three or four carats,” the friend told Radar. “Reese probably wouldn’t wear anything larger than that since she’s not showy.” The big date is uncertain, but he is expected to pop the question “over the holidays.” If this is true, shouldn’t we all be quiet about this? Geez, we to ruin the surprise, Internet. Let’s hope that’s not why Jake backed off.
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Ahoy! Pirate in a Pontiac off the port bow! David Hasselhoff blew minds in London today by posing in pirate garb with his old friend/car KITT from his Knight Rider days. The reunion took place as the Hoff made his way to rehearse a Christmas pantomime show, in which he is plays (naturally) evil Captain Hook. Is this photo-op the worst thing to happen to Peter Pan since the film Hook? We’ll let you decide.
Perhaps he’s trying to drum up interest in his A&E reality show Hasselhoffs, which debuted on Sunday to miniscule audiences and bad reviews. Will the critics ever stop hassling the Hoff? (we’re contractually obligated to make that joke) In fact, the TV legend might even jump ship and head over to Britain’s Got Talent. A year after leaving America’s Got Talent, Hasselhoff is reportedly in talks to continue his old job as talent judge on British television. Why doesn’t he just pitch a series about a crime fighting pirate and his tricked out Trans Am? It’s gotta be better than Hasselhoffs.
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In news that will make every tween’s head explode, Justin Bieber has asked Willow Smith to tour with him. The shrieks that will take place at their concerts will probably knock the earth off its axis. The littlest Smith made the announcement on her Twitter yesterday, saying “Got news that my big bro @justinbieber invited me on his European Tour in March..so exciting! Maybe I’ll let Jaden come..LOL #NEVERSAYNEVER.”
She called the Biebs her “big bro!” Excuse us for a moment while we take in the cuteness. But her actual big brother Jaden Smith wouldn’t be a bad invite either, considering he shared vocal duties with Justin on “Never Say Never.” Hopefully there will be an American leg of the tour too, and we can see their killer dance-off with our own eyes!
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Selena Gomez performed a Christmas miracle last night by making parachute pants hot. All it took was a huuuuge slit up the side! MC-Hammer is probably kicking himself right now. The Disney princess donned the leggy look while performing at Q102 radio’s annual Jingle Ball in Camden, New Jersey. Other performers included Charice, Flo-Rida, and Adam Lambert. But not to be outdone,Ã‚Â Justin Bieber was on hand to perform a little holiday miracle of his own by making one fan’s Christmas wish come true. Tis the season for high slits and mackin’ it on stage! Check out more in the gallery below.
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After getting a whole new set of judges, it looks like the producers of American Idol are considering a full scale reboot of the television staple for the 10th season, turning it into a mutant love-child of Glee and The Real World (with a touch of Road Rules thrown in for good measure). The Hollywood Reporter claims plans are being considered for the Top 12 contestants to live together in a Hollywood mansion, complete with confessional monologues to heighten the drama.
Not only that, but the show runners are also considering making the contestants go on a road trip to Las Vegas and “integrate” into the Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show, Love. The show producers have already put Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on judging panel and made the superstar-hopefuls film their own music videos. What do you think of all this? Are these changes a good thing, or will it stray too far from the show you know and love? We never thought we’d say this, but we’re kind of nostalgic for the days of Simon Cowell’s bitchiness.
It looks like Demi Lovato might not be getting sued after all. Backup dancer Alex “Shorty” Welch has been making a lot of noise in the press accusing the troubled Disney star of assaulting her, but the lawyers are making moves to avoid a lawsuit. According to Welch’s attourney Don Karpel, both sides are attempting to settle out of court. And by that, we don’t mean a Disney rumble in the court parking lot.Ã‚Â ”I have engaged in discussions with Demi Lovato’s attorney,” Karpel toldÃ‚Â E! Online, “I’m fairly confident we will be able to resolve these issues.”
Demi’s reps confirmed the story, saying, “They are exploring the possibility of an amicable resolution of this matter.” For those of you just tuning in,Ã‚Â Alex claimed that Demi used her as a human punching bag while on a a chartered jet at the end of October. According to the backup dancer, she was just sitting there minding her own business when Demi “walked up…with a closed fist [and] struck her on the left side of her face.” We’re sure she did nothing to provoke her (not). It’s unclear whether the incident played any role in Demi’s trip to rehab soon after, but Alex reportedly consulted a plastic surgeon following the attack. Two words, Alex: ice pack.
A lot of people weren’t happy about Chelsea Handler‘s tirade against Angelina Jolie, and one of them is Jennifer Aniston. Chelsea’s new buddy is reportedly not pleased that the verbal attack took place so soon after they were spotted hanging out over Thanksgiving, leading people to believe she is still moaning about Angie, who is currently dating ex-husband Brad Pitt.
“Jen has gone out of her way to keep her private feelings about that woman who stole her husband private and has always asked her friends to do the same,” a friend told PopEater’s Rob Shuter. “She is furious with Chelsea for bring the whole situation back to life again and landing her on the cover of a weekly magazine tomorrow with a Brad headline.” Apparently the last time she felt this bad was when John Mayer broke up with her in a press conference. Poor Jen.
Chelsea took to her show yesterday to defend her comments, and make sure people knew she wasn’t speaking for her friend Jennifer.Ã‚Â ”I’ve been making fun of Angelina Jolie since she made out with her brother,” Chelsea laughed. “If I’ve learned nothing from this, it’s to write some new jokes!”