Rihanna and Chris Brown have taken their bizarre brand of coupledom to the most coupley of all holidays: New Year’s! Despite the constant push and pull about whether or not they are actually dating, over the holiday the superstar pair got very close in a very public way, sharing court-side seats and laughs at a Lakers game on Christmas. “Sure,” we can hear you loyal readers say, “Friends go to basketball games all the time.” We hear that. But now it looks like the two were each other’s all-important midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve, which can only me one thing: They are totally going to get married and make babies immediately.
OK, maybe not. Yet it still is pretty decent proof that the two are together in a more than fellow basketball fans kind of way. Riri posted a pic on Instagram of herself peeking out of a distinctive polka dotted bed comforter yesterday with the caption “Good morning! Still haven’t slept lol #hello2013.” Soon after, Breezy did the same thing, showing his legs sticking out of the very same comforter. The pic has since been deleted, because as we all know, Chris Brown is a very fussy Instagrammer. So despite all of Rihanna’s angry tweets about being single, we’re guessing they’re back together again? Right? Who knows.
Considering that all of our recent Rihanna posts have something to do with He Who Shall Not Be Named (JK! We mean Chris Brown), we were starting to worry that people were forgetting how excellent Rihanna is as an independent entity. Take her reaction to Michael Bolton‘s very sweet fan tweet, for instant. “@rihanna Ur a truly powerful artist with a distinct voice that I love, and the rare kind who will have a great long career. Your fan, Mb,” the singer tweeted at RiRi last Friday. Rihanna took until yesterday to comment on his baller status compliment, we’re assuming because she immediately started hyperventilating and lost consciousness. “My heart fell to the floor!!! #1love,” she gushed about the tweet. “#biggestfan.” Guys, how adorable is that? The only people we know who love Michael Bolton this much are RiRi and our dad, and they are both the cutest!
Of course, Bolton was only replying to Rihanna’s initial praise for him, which, again, is so great. “This man will forever be a legend in my eyes #MichealBolton,” Rihanna swooned last week while posting a picture of Bolton in a sweet leather blazer. Dear sweet heavenly lord, what if they did a duet together? Maybe they can do a cover of “How Can We Be Lovers If We Can’t Be Friends?” Oh wow, that works on so many different levels for Rihanna. We are geniuses! Ending 2012 on the highest of high notes! See you in 2013, ya’ll!
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Jessica Simpson, we’re going to let you finish gestating, but Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s baby is going to be the greatest baby of all time! Haha, yeah. Get used to hearing those kinds of jokes for the next nine months! Everyone and Bruce Jenner have been freaking out over Kanye and Kim’s pregnancy, and it got us thinking: what kind of parental unit will Kimye be? Yeezy and Kim both have a wealth of hard-earned knowledge we hope to pass down to their baby. Especially since you know that baby is going to be in front of a camera so fast…
Tee hee! We’re so glad it was Adam Lambert who criticized the singing in Les Miserables and not, say, any other person on the planet. “Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers,” the singer lamented last night as part of a truly winning Twitter rant. “The industry will say “these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live”but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?” Now how are you going to argue with Adam Lambert on this issue? Claim he doesn’t know what good singing sounds like? Doing so would be but a fool’s errand, son.
Obviously, Les Miz fans were more than a little miffed at Glambert’s review. We still haven’t seen the sweeping epic (we know!), so we will withhold judgement, though to be fair we’ve heard mixed opinions about the vocal performance of everyone from Anne Hathaway to Russell Crowe since the first trailer dropped. What’s ironic about the whole thing is that Les Miz is basically the Adam Lambert of movie musicals: amazing hair, flawless wardrobe, maybe a little too grandiose but we’d all be disappointed if it wasn’t over-the-top. Even better? It’s not like Lamber’s apologizing! “Sorry for being so harsh but it’s so True!,” he tweeted. “I’m so glad we are all discussing this now! Look-I grew up w this musical and so my expectations are quite high. Didn’t mean to b negative.” You’re totally forgiven, Adam. Now what did you think of The Guilt Trip? Don’t hold back! Show Barbra no mercy! Rip Rogen to shreds!
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Hold New Years, y’all, we’ve got even bigger news: Kanye West got Kim Kardashian pregnant! The rapper dropped the baby bomb last night during a concert at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, where he refered to Kim as his “baby mama” in front of 5,000 fans, and gushed that “it’s the most amazing thing.” There had been rumors earlier in the week that Kim had joined the “extreme morning sickness” club, but stuff got real when fellow members of the Kardashian Klan took to Twitter to offer up their congrats.
“Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can!” wrote Kourtney Kardashian, who already has two young kids of her own. “Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!” Sister Khloe also sent her well wishes. ”Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!” And of course, momager Kris Jenner got in on the action with a lame pun: ”Oh BABY BABY BABY!!”
Kim and Kanye have been dating since April, and they seem to have been pretty inseparable ever since. Kanye even wrote the song “Theraflu” for her, and rapped about her being his “perfect bitch.” We imagine they’re pretty pumped about the whole pregnancy thing, but we can think of one guy who might not be: Kim’s technical-husband Kris Humphries. The divorce still isn’t final on their 72-day-marriage, and he’s long made it clear that he intends to fight Kim in court. We’ll have to wait and see how these latest developments will affect the case. Getting pregnant with another dude’s baby while they’re still not divorced might be enough to rile the Brooklyn Nets player.
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After watching Spider-Man: The Animated Series in 1997, we decided Venom and Mary Jane Watson were actually a better couple than Mary Jane and Spider-Man, and we haven’t looked back since. In case you’re new to the Internet, pretty much every TV show, movie or otherwise fictional couple has a huge fan base swooning over their relationship. It might be a well-established couple or the characters might have met once to sign for a UPS package, it doesn’t matter. Someone is obsessed with them declaring their eternal love. This is a phenomenon known as shipping, and it is 75% of the reason anyone even knows about Twilight.
Maybe we just spent too much time on Tumblr over the last twelve months (we really, really did!), but 2012 seemed like a year where shipping was front and center. From New Girl to Sherlock, everywhere we looked shippers were building onto the fictional universes they loved, mostly with smooching. So we decided to pay homage to the most passionately shipped relationships of this year as part of our Best of 2012. Don’t see your favorite couple? We probably just didn’t know about them yet, so inform us in the comments! 2013 is almost upon us and we want to feel that Venom/Mary Jane feeling again!
While the rest of the world could watch Matthew McConaughey spastically gyrate while wearing only a leather vest and cowboy hat until the end of time, at least one more person arrived on the earth today who doesn’t want to hear about your dumb male stripper movie, Dad. Jeez! You aren’t cool! Now get out of my room! TMZ reports that McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves gave birth to their third child earlier today in Austin, Texas. We’re betting New Baby McConaughey probably also wouldn’t want to hear about his dad’s role in Failure to Launch, but for a totally different reason. That reason being that it’s a terrible, terrible, terrible movie.
As you might recall, McConaughey announced his wife’s pregnancy back in July via Twitter. “Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin,” he gushed (The “alright, alright” at the end is silent.) McConaughey Baby #3 joins his or her four-year-old brother Levi and two-year-old Vida, who both know you once got arrested for playing the bongos naked, Dad, and frankly it makes us want to barf. Now get out of our rooms!
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What would you do if someone gave your home a $200,000 makeover? After you stopped screaming, you’d probably start acting like a total weirdo, right? That’s certainly what Stacey Dash and Lindsay Lohan did during their respective appearances on Million Dollar Decorators. Which actress got nuttier? Let’s break down their episodes and see:
If anyone can make seeing a counselor seem like a cool Saturday night activity to do with your friends, it’s definitely Lady Gaga. “For those wondering about the “counseling” at the BTWBall BornBrave pre-show, it will be a fun tailgating experience for monsters to unite,” Lady Gaga tweeted to her fans today. “At the #BornBraveBus you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends.” Do we even have to say that we love this? What other international pop star is out there trying to make it okay for teens to get therapy? Not nobody!
First eating disorders, now depression: Gaga has clearly got her teen fans’ backs. Anything to lessen the stigma around mental illness is okay by us! “#BornBraveBus Is a place where mental health + depression are taken seriously w/ no judgement, FREE real help available to all #BraverWorld,” Gaga explained. “I feel like most kids don’t look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom + I wanted to break the stigmas around “help” and make it fun.” We are so all about this. Can we eventually have counseling buses at every concert? How about every high school football game? Just constantly driving the world around helping people? We need Bill Gates or someone equally as loaded to help make this happen immediately.
Nick Stahl with wife Rose Murphy in 2011; at the Terminator 3 premiere in 2003.
Oh, look at that, it’s Nick Stahl’s turn to fall victim once again to that darn Terminator curse. Last we heard of the ill fates befalling actors who played John Connor, Edward Furlong was being arrested for domestic violence in May. Nick’s latest misfortune is a little better: He was booked yesterday for misdemeanor lewd conduct after reportedly appearing to touch himself inappropriately at a porn shop in Hollywood, TMZ reports. He was released a short time later. The gossip site says one of the officers who arrested him was the guy who apprehended Fred Willard for a similar misunderstanding in a theater earlier this year. (We’ll get back to you as we look into whether Fred has some connection to the Terminator franchise.)
It was no doubt a frustrating end to a troubling year for Stahl, whose wife Rose had reported him missing in May, before informing everyone that he had been found and was checked into rehab. He went missing again in July and again returned, enrolling in AA, according to his wife.
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