by (@shalapitcher)

Taylor Swift Is “Game,” Says Ethel Kennedy – We Think She Set Taylor Up With Grandson Conor

We’ve always had a difficult time pinpointing exactly what it is we love about Taylor Swift. Is it her voice? Her willingness to pour her heart out in her songs? Her ability to do perfect cat-eye makeup? Leave it to Kennedy matriarch Ethel Kennedy to sum it up in a way none of us could: “She’s just sensational inside and out,” Kennedy said of grandson Conor‘s girlfriend, speaking to CapeCast at the Kennedy Golf Tournament. “She’s very kind, and you know what she really is? She’s game. She had never sailed before; she sailed. … She played anything that everyone else was doing, and she was good at it and no fuss. And I’m happy that we’ll be neighbors.” (Man, when I first met my husband’s grandmother, all she could do was scold me for getting a tattoo!)

This great quote also reminded us of something we’d forgotten while all the focus was on Taylor and Conor: The singer actually met his grandma and aunt Rory Kennedy first. Filmmaker Rory and her mother spoke to about their connection to Taylor back in January, when they were photographed together at the Sundance premiere of Rory’s doc Ethel. “[Taylor] really took the initiative to reach out to meet my mother because she’d read about her and was a fan and admired her. … There’s a mutual admiration society between my mother and Taylor Swift.”
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First Rihanna, Now Ashley Greene Laments The Difficulty Of Finding A Boyfriend?

Ashley Greene Covers Marie Claire Cover

It turns out that perfect skin, razor-sharp cheekbones and an amazing wardrobe does not guarantee that you will find a boyfriend. But…but…but that’s what all the magazines have been saying! What are we going to spend our money on now? We also would have though a burgeoning film career would help us suss out a significant other, but, as Ashley Greene points out, being a busy actress does not a healthy relationship make. “I’m always here and there – everyone in my industry is,” the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 actress admits to Marie Claire. “[A]nd that’s why a lot of relationships are fleeting.”

Defying our understanding of reality, Ashley is only the second famous lady to complain about her love life today; Rihanna shared a similar plight in her Vogue interview just this morning. Muses Greene, “I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish. You go on a couple of dates, and then someone ships off to do a movie. It’s not like you’re going to fly out and see them, because it’s not serious enough for that.” Okay, but isn’t the entire point of being rich and famous that you can do insane things like fly all over the world and buy a house next to your boyfriend’s grandma? Taylor Swift, you know what we’re talking about!

[Photo: Marie Claire]

by (@hallekiefer)

So…Should KStew And RPatz Appear Publicly As A Couple Before Breaking Dawn Promotion Begins?

Rob Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Spotted At Chateau Marmont

Robsten returns, ya’ll! At least if the busybodies at Chateau Marmont are to be believed. According to several sources, Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were spotted canoodling at the Chateau this Saturday while attending a friend’s birthday party. On a related note, this is the first time we have ever used the word “canoodling” and felt it accurately described what was going on. According to Us Magazine, RPatz and Stew “snuck into the garden from a private side entrance” to join the party and were “whispering very close and intimately.” This seems like a good sign to us. Never have we intimately whispered with an ex we weren’t at least thinking about dating again. In your face, Mystery Blonde!

Our question is, should Kristen and Rob appear together publicly as a couple before they have to made the rounds promoting Breaking Dawn Part 2? If they are truly back on, it might be wise to be caught eating frozen yogurt or playing with that dog of theirs before they have to endure a battery of press junkets leading up to November 16. That way we can all gnash our teeth, tear out our hair and share our FEELINGS and EMOTIONS with the Internet without them having to deal with it directly. On the other hand…there’s no way they won’t be asked about their love lives in the next couple weeks. Maybe they’d rather wait until the absolute last second to talk about their relationship, in order to give it the maximum allowable time to heal? What do you think the best re-coupling stratagem would be? Should Rob and Kristen just wait and make out on the red carpet at the premiere? Part of us wants to say yes?

Editor’s Note: Okay, so it looks like we know what the answer to this one is. ET Online now has footage of the pair hanging out at Ye Rustic Inn in L.A. this weekend, where they allegedly ”cozied up to each other.” Looks like we’re doing this for real, people! Man your squee stations!

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Hulk Hogan Is Suing His Best Friend Bubba The Love Sponge Over Leaked Sex Tape

Hulk Hogan to sue friend Bubba The Love Sponge over sex tape

Remember The Fox And The Hound? Well we’ve got a friend-breakup that’s a whole lot sadder (and grosser). According to TMZ, Hulk Hogan is suing his best friend Bubba The Love Sponge for secretly taping him having sex with Bubba’s wife, Heather Clem (A.K.A. Mrs. The Love Sponge). We’re not sure why the whole gang didn’t just truck over to Jerry Springer,  but apparently the Hulk is filing a breach of privacy lawsuit in Florida. Awww, you guys! Not since Forrest Gump have we been so devastated by a friendship with someone called “Bubba.” But on the upside, it did allow us to write our favorite headline over all time.

At the end of the sextape, after Hulk did his thing and left, a man’s voice (presumed to be Bubba’s) is clearly heard saying “If we ever did want to retire, all we’d have to do is use this footage.” He quickly backpedals and says he was joking, but the damage has been done for Hogan, who says that he was “sick to his stomach” upon hearing that. We have to say that we’re not sure how to feel about the whole thing. On one hand, if you have sex with your best friend’s wife (or ex-wife, or girlfriend, etc), regardless of permission, you sort of deserve what’s coming to ya. But still, betraying a friend is never nice either, and we feel for Hogan. Come on, Bubba! Make the Hulk a friendship collage or something. Show him how much he means to you!

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@shalapitcher)

Lady Gaga, New SoulCycle Fan, Should Enlist These Other Celeb Spinners For Her Charity Ride

Lady Gaga attended two spin classes in NYC over the weekend

Ten years ago, if you wanted to spot a famous actor or musician in their natural habitat, your best bet was to take a class at Manhattan’s Jivamukti yoga studio. These days, the paparazzi are regularly stationed outside all the hot spin class studios in New York and L.A., ready to catch everyone from Katie Holmes to Maria Shriver sweaty and glowing after a tough ride. And now we can add Lady Gaga to the list of famous folks who are toning their legs while imagining themselves in a climate-controlled Tour de France. Impressively, Gaga took two classes in a row at the SoulCycle in Union Square, one witness told the New York Daily News. She looked slim, despite her recent claims that she’d gained 25 lbs. and was wearing hoop earrings and full makeup. She barely broke a sweat after the first class, and in the second, she was “hooting and whipping her towel around” when the instructor played “Born This Way.” Last week, Gaga tweeted that she’ll be working with SoulCycle to create a “Ride for Compassion” to promote her latest Born This Way Foundation effort, the Body Revolution.

We think Gaga could raise a lot more money for this Revolution of hers if she enlisted the help of these amazing spinners:

  • Jimmy Fallon and LMFAO collaborated on the very motivating spin song below in July — maybe they’d consider reuniting for a live performance?

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by (@shalapitcher)

Lindsay Lohan’s Sitdown With Barbara Walters: 5 Questions We Want Babs To Ask

Lindsay Lohan agreed to an interview with Barbara Walters

During Lindsay Lohan’s interview with Matt Lauer back in March, the troubled actress convinced us that all she really wants in life is to get back to work. She’s done just that — landing starring roles Liz & Dick and The Canyons — but so far, we’ve still heard more about her illnesses, driving mishaps, nightlife battles and family drama than about how she’s doing as an actress. Now that Lindsay’s agreed to sit down with Barbara Walters for an interview that will air sometime before Liz & Dick premieres on Lifetime (November 25). Not that we’d presume to give tips to the legendary Walters or anything, but we have a few questions we hope she’s planning to ask. Add yours to the list, too!

1. Have you ever thought about laying off the nightclubs for a while? Maybe switching to intimate dinner parties? Daytime picnics in the park? Read more…

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Jordin Sparks Admits She’s Discussing Marriage With Jason Derulo

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are discussing marriage

Wedding bells might be in the future for Jordin Sparks! The lovely American Idol alum spoke to Us Weekly on the red carpet of the City Of Hope Honors on Wednesday, and admitted that she and boyfriend Jason Derulo have already discussed marriage. It’s been a rough year for the two love birds; Jordin had to cope with the loss of her friend and Sparkle co-star Whitney Houston, and Jason broke his neck during a freak dancing accident! But they’ve found strength in each other, and are starting to talk taking things to the next level.

“It’s not a conversation that we’re scared about,” Sparks told the magazine. “Before, we both went through tragedies this year. He broke his neck and then Whitney passed. So before it might have been a little too crazy.” All of the hardships not only brought them closer together, but made them realize what really matters in life. ”You really see the people you love and you go ‘I don’t want to lose you,’ ” she continued. “So it’s a conversation we have, but we’re not in a rush.” Although she admitted that she “hopes” he does eventually get down on one knee. And so do we! Although they’ve barely been together for over a year, the sweetness between these two  is undeniable. Check out some of their cutest moments in the gallery below!

[Photo: Getty Images]
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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Family Members Confirm Kate Upton And Justin Verlander Are Dating, Here Are 30 Reasons Why It Rules To Be Justin Verlander

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are officially dating

Last night Detroit Tiger’s pitcher Justin Verlander threw a complete game shutout, leading his team into the American League Championship Series. And that’s not even the best news. After much rumor and speculation, the champion baseballer’s family has confirmed that he is also dating bikini goddess Kate Upton! Let’s just pause and reflect on the fact that this guy is living out every 13 year-old’s fantasy. Thank you.

Celebuzz spoke to Justin’s grandfather, who confirmed the rumor as any proud pop-pop would. “I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo, she’s beautiful,” he said, in a voice we imagine sounding like the grandfather from Rugrats. “They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too.” Because he takes after my side of the family, we added in his mind. “I do know he’s on the dating scene. Justin is a fine boy and whoever he ends up with is lucky. He’s not only a great baseball player, he’s a great guy.” Gawwww, grandpa.

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by (@shalapitcher)

Is Justin Bieber Punking Us Or Just Turning Stolen “Footage” Into An Opportunity?

Justin Bieber may have pranked us all with his stolen laptop news

Well, if today’s conspiracy theorists are to be believed, we may have to wait a little longer for that Justin Bieber sex tape/spaghetti-and-milk recipe. Several sites, such as Oh No They Didn’t, are pointing to a number of clues on Twitter and VEVO that seem to indicate that the whole story of Bieber’s stolen laptop and phone — news he broke himself on Twitter earlier this week — is actually all a publicity stunt leading up to the release of his video with Nicki Minaj, “Beauty and a Beat.”

The clues:

  • Again, it was Bieber himself who broke the news of the theft and then complained that there was personal footage on the lost devices.
  • That same night, a Twitter user named @gexwy tweeted at Bieber that he’d accessed his videos.
  • But those videos are just the kind of cute backstage antics that Bieber is always taking part in.
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    by (@shalapitcher)

    Taryn Manning Arrested For Assault – What Is With Celebs And The Dream Hotel?

    Taryn Manning was arrested for assaulting her makeup artist

    We’re sure there are very nice people who go to the Dream Downtown Hotel and who do not then get arrested or have their photos plastered across gossip sites for otherwise undesirable reasons. But also, we’re starting to believe that we should relocate VH1 Celebrity’s headquarters to the downtown NYC hotel, just to eliminate the middle man. Taryn Manning — star of 8 Mile, Hawaii Five-O, Crossroads, and/or Hustle & Flow, depending on your demographic — was arrested in her room at the Dream last night after being accused of punching and kicking her makeup artist, according to TMZ.

    In case you’ve been in a cave for the past three weeks, here’s a little recap of what’s gone down at Dream and its nightclub, Electric Room: Lindsay Lohan was accused of a hit and run; Robert Pattinson sat next to a person of the opposite sex and talked to her; and Lindsay and Dina partied and began the fight that ended in a 911 call. But on the bright side, Scarlett Johansson went there on Wednesday night, dressed down so that she was barely recognizable, and hung out with some friends, including Sam Rockwell. But then someone went and told the New York Post that it looked like she was “flirting” with LiLo’s friend, Domingo Zapata. Excuse us, while we go see about their lobby’s WiFi strength.

    [Photo: Getty Images]