Now you have it directly from the source: Rihanna is single. At least, that’s what she seems to be suggesting on her Twitter. The “Diamonds” singer posted an “R Card” to her fans via Instagram yesterday that read, “Being single sucks. The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f–k I want to do.” This comes on the heals of a reported tiff with rumored boyfriend Chris Brown when he went to visit his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran in Paris. After months of increasingly intimate contact, and increasingly mushy tweets that seemed to suggest that their controversial relationship was back on, Riri went on a thinly veiled rant against Brown last week.
Jeez, it’s not that we don’t think politics aren’t important. We do. We were thrilled when Alec Baldwin talked about running for mayor of New York for a hot second. It’s just that we love movies, and Ben Affleck potentially running for John Kerry‘s Massachusetts Senate seat would put a real crimp in our movie-going enjoyment. “Believe it or not, one name I have heard tossed around is that of actor-director Ben Affleck, the pride of Cambridge, who’s been active in Democratic Party politics for more than a decade,” CBS Boston’s Jon Keller claims. But..but what about Affleck’s plans to star in Focus across from Kristen Stewart? Or his designs to remake The Stand? Are movie rumors no longer sacred?
Of course, the answer relies on the rumor that President Obama will be nominating Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State this week, thus leaving his seat vacant. Luckily Keller also name checks a variety of politicians who might run, as well as basically anyone over 30 who can get 10,000 signatures. After examining Ben’s IMDB page, though, we realize he has nothing planned on either the acting or directing docket after Focus and the crime drama Runner, Runner with Justin Timberlake. Considering how successful Argo was this year, we doubt Ben Affleck would run for office so soon. On the other hand…we hate being wrong, so let’s say he’s going to scoop up that Senate seat like yet another Golden Globe. Oh, he’s going to win a Golden Globe too. We have so many Ben Affleck-related predictions to put out into the world!
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Sam’s gonna have your hide for this one, Jared: Twilight wolfpack member Bronson Pelletier was arrested at LAX yesterday and charged with misdemeanor public transportation, TMZ reports. According to the site, the 25-year-old actor was removed from a plane by police yesterday morning after it was determined he was too intoxicated to fly. He was then asked to wait in the terminal for a later flight, and the police left. Until, that is, he was found urinating by the gate. He was arrested at 2 p.m. and then released.
Guys, sometimes a piece of gossip comes across our screens that reminds us how truly great life can be. Remember when Kathy Griffin was allegedly dating the Old Spice Guy, or that time CoCo’s butt was answering fan tweets? Today that wonderful rumor concerns how much Leonardo DiCaprio loves getting colonics. “Leo was introduced to them by [former] girlfriend Erin Heatherton and goes to The Piper Center for Eternal Wellness on Spring Street,” a source from the New York-based clinic reported to HuffPo. “While he was dating Erin, he went four times and was last seen leaving the center on Aug. 22, but hasn’t been back since he broke up with Erin.” Ah, the things we do for love. On a semi-related note, the joy we feel must be what the Grinch felt when his heart grew three sizes that day.
The source continued, “Like a lot of guys, Leo took a while to be convinced to try one.” Unlike us ladies, who love getting a hose filled with pressurized water shoved in our poopers! “It can be very embarrassing, but now that he has had one, he loves it,” they claim. He. Loves. It. Maybe it makes us bad people, but we feel like George Bailey running home at the end of It’s A Wonderful Life right now. Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building And Loan! Merry Christmas, Leonardo DiCaprio’s alleged love of manual colon cleansing!
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Oh, this makes sense. We were wondering what was behind Rihanna‘s ambiguously furious tweets and moody nudes (please start using that phrase, everyone) earlier this month, and now we think we have the answer. Turns out, despite his break-up announcement back in October, Chris Brown is still, um, dating his ex Karrueche Tran. Allegedly. “You know what, from what I’ve always known, she’s his girlfriend,” Christina Millian explained on Wendy Williams. “And that’s where it lies for me. I see everything in the media. I really don’t get into the detail of it, but I think everybody has their own life and how they deal with things. They have the right to handle it how they want.” How diplomatic, Christina! Meanwhile, we have the right to raise one eyebrow sky-high at the nonstop public back-and-forth between Rihanna and Chris. The whole thing makes us miss 2004, when all of this would be resolved privately with a series of insanely long, emotional emails…
In all honesty, we can’t say we’re surprised by Christina’s revelation. Even the “source” who recent vouched that Rihanna is with Breezy didn’t exactly deny he was dating Karreuche too. Added Milian, “I think they make a great couple.” Ladies, can we all start 2013 with a fresh slate and never have to talk about Chris Brown’s love life ever again? Though maybe RiRi’s already given herself the gift of zero Chris Brown for the holidays. “Being single sucks,” she posted on Instagram today. “The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f— I want do.”
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Honestly, this is not a question we’d normally ask about anyone in their 20s, but after it was posed to Kristen Stewart in her recent interview with Salon, we think it’s not totally random. Sure, the 22-year-old hasn’t been in wars or living in a commune or kidnapped or anything like that, but neither have some of our favorite nonfiction writers. And as she’s been out and about promoting On the Road, the things she’s been telling reporters make us think she’d have something to say in a book, too.
“It’s hard to say in black-and-white terms, but on some level I suppose I have a unique perspective,” she told Salon in response to how she feels about life in the media spotlight. “I look through a really strange lens at the world because of all this. But it’s no less interesting. I’m not deprived of any bit of life, you know? It would be really stupid to deny how interesting it is to look at the world in this way.”
And here’s what she told The Sun (of all outlets!), when asked how she dealt with the scrutiny following her affair with director Rupert Sanders: “You have to be OK with your own fears. If you’re an honest person you’ll make mistakes, but that’s when the most interesting things happen. I used to just stay in my hotel room rather than deal with everything, but if you get too caught up in what others think you become a really disjointed person.”
Everyone knows that the holiday season is one of the most romantic times of the entire year. We blame Love Actually. And now it looks like Christmas came early for famous ladies like Kelly Clarkson, Crystal Harris and Kat Von D as their beaus got them all a pretty sweet gift: An engagement ring! The trio all took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse of their new rocks. American Idol alum Clarkson flashed her bling backstage at VH1 DIVAs after boyfriend Brandon Blackstock popped the question over the weekend.
Top DJ Deadmau5 took the opposite approach and actually proposed to girlfriend Kat Von D on Twitter this Saturday! The on again off again couple reunited in November after breaking up in September, so we’ll see if the notoriously tempestuous two-some make it to the alter. But we saved our biggest reservations for Crystal Harris, who showed off her second engagement ring from Hugh Hefner last week. Why second, you ask? Because she sold her first one after she left the 86-year-old at the alter last year. Ooof. Good luck, you crazy kids. With all these engagements in the air, we thought it was time for another round of Guess The Celeb Rock. Head on down to the gallery below and test your ring knowledge! Get the answers under the jump.
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Congrats, Kat Von D and Deadmau5. After dating since September, and breaking up in November, the electronic musician and legendary tattoo artist are engaged. But we really, really hope that Deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, was a bit more romantic than meets the eye. As in, we hope he asked her in person before posting this Twitpic:
We don’t really mean that headline how you think — since we’re against calling “baby bump” on ladies who have yet to announce anything themselves. We’re mostly just admiring Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s fairy princess look — complemented by that princess-worthy headband and bright, youthful makeup — on its own merit. But when we saw Mrs. Channing Tatum step onto the purple carpet for tonight’s VH1 DIVAS, where she’s a presenter, we thought, “Whoa, mama.”
“On the way to @VH1DIVAS! I am in full fairy mood tonight,” Jenna tweeted.
Also, this empire cut is like one of the many dresses we pregnant ladies saved from our un-knocked-up days and have been able to pull out and wear in full, er, bloom too. So, if Jenna is not yet carrying a mini-Chan, this sexy look might inspire her Sexiest Man Alive to get to work on that ASAP, and then she can recycle this look later!
“I’m ready; I think she’s ready,” Channing Tatum told People about starting a family in his Sexiest Man interview last month. We’re ready for you, too!
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If you’re close enough to a computer to read this, you’ve obviously heard about the tragedy befallen the town of Newtown, Connecticut. Latest reports say that 18 of the 27 people shot in a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary are children. Police have announced Adam Lanza as the suspected gunman; his mother was found dead inside the school. If only to distract yourself from the grim procession of new details (and the tears intermittently falling out of your eyes), we gathered celeb tweets for the survivors from everyone from Rihanna to Rashida Jones to Michael Moore. For more serious advice on how to cope with the tragedy, head over to MTV Act.