Celebrity Break Ups

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Keira Knightley Splits From Longtime Boyfriend

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Looks like Keira Knightley‘s free to kiss fan Matthew Morrison after all—multiple tabs are reporting that Knightley has split from Rupert Friend, her Pride & Prejudice co-star and boyfriend of five years. “That’s the way things go, unfortunately. The only option is to get on with things,” Knightley’s father told The Sun. “They were together for quite a long time and it is always hard breaking up. She’s focused on her work.”

While The Sun says break came just before Christmas, People says Knightley and Friend separated months earlier, when Knightley bought a new house by her lonesome. “It was time for her to move on,” says their source. Either way, these two are dunzo, and Matthew Morrison should get Glee producers on the line stat. Rebound, baby!

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Shakira’s A Single Lady Now

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The celebrity relationship curse has struck again, and this time its victims are Shakira and fiance Antonio de la Rua. The news in it itself is sad, but what makes it worse is that they were together for a little more than a decade. Shakira herself got onto her blog to explain the situation, writing, “During our almost 11 years together we have loved each other deeply, taken care of each other and stood by one another…However, since August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship. Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now.”

The privacy is what’s got us thinking (and confused). In 2009, Shakira spoke to Rolling Stone and told them, “My body feels like it is asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies.” That seemed like a positive omen in the relationship, but we guess a lot can change in a year-and-a-half. Luckily, there’s a bit of a silver lining here. Shakira has also written that the split is quite possibly “temporary”, stating, “We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives.” We don’t know whether that’s been added as a panacea to her fans, or whether they really mean they might get back together. All we know is that an open door is always a good thing!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Taylor Swift And Jake Gyllenhaal Split; Taylor’s Next Album Get Its First Song

If today the sun seemed a little bit less sunny and fewer woodland animals seemed to frolic together in the woods, it was probably because they just found out about the Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal break up. ”They’re over. It ended last month,” a source reported to People. It did seem a little suspicious that Taylor would spend her New Year’s Eve in Nashville while Gyllenhaal partied in New York. How could they hold hands and give each other little butterfly kisses if they’re not even in the same state? You can’t go apple-picking over Skype, you guys!

While Swift and Gyllenhaal spent Thanksgiving snuggling and drawing turkeys by tracing their hands (we’re imagining that’s something they’d do), the last time the couple had been spotted out on the town together was December 9. So what do you think the song about him Taylor is currently writing will be titled? “Dear Jake?”? “Why’d I Gyllen-fall For You”? “I Blame That Accursed Anne Hathaway“?

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Newest Random (Apparent) Hook-Up: Rumer Willis And Zac Efron

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This is a rumor that makes us arch an eyebrow, unlike the one about Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock that makes us want to bounce around on pogo sticks. Like the alleged “quality time” BullRey have been spending together, Zac Efron and Rumer Willis apparently, have been enjoying much of the same.

The newly single Zefron is on vacay, for some strange reason, with Rumer’s whole family in Turks & Caicos. They’re all holed up at The Parrot island Resort where Zac and Rumer rang in the New Year a deux looking, as a source revealed, “extremely cozy”. Of course they’re going to look “cozy”. Vacation pheromones are the the most potent kind! Plus it’s probably all simpatico there what with Zac and Ashton Kutcher basically being the same age!

But if this is going to turn out to be more than just a holiday hook-up, then Rumer has stiff competition from Zac’s ex of like, a billion years in Hollywood-time, Vanessa Hudgens. A source has totally nixed the possibility of the holidaying hotties getting together because of Baby V’s loving ex-but-not-quite clutches. “They speak every single day… they wanted some free time, but they’ll get back together”, predicted the source. Spoilsport.

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Mila Kunis And Macaulay Culkin Split

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Celebrity couples who made it through 2010, give yourselves a pat on the back. Turns out the lost loves of last year included Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis, who met seven years ago when Mila was on That ’70s Show—before Culkin had even filmed Saved! And you thought Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens splitting was a bummer!

According to Page Six, Culkin and Kunis broke up at some unspecified date in the past, but kept things quiet while the actress was promoting her Critics’ Choice Movie Award-nominated role in Black Swan. Can’t blame the girl for avoiding endless queries about single life…until now, that is. While it’s likely the Home Alone star’s reclusive lifestyle clashed with Kunis’ increasing fame, we sure hope Justin Timberlake‘s alleged interest in Mila didn’t play a part in this. See photos of the couple in the gallery below.

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Rihanna And Matt Kemp Throw In The Towel

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Time for our girl RiRi to ring in the new year with a new man, now that the Rihanna and Matt Kemp break-up rumors seem to be confirmed. “It happened over the last few weeks. She basically was just over it,” said a source. Look Matt, Rihanna didn’t sing “Only Girl (In The World)just because it sounded amazing. She also meant every word of it.

The break-up was far from one-sided, though; the L.A. Dodger’s outfielder was apparently exhausted by all the Frequent Flyer miles he was racking up. “He just can’t keep up with her crazy travel schedule. Matt’s sick of always following after her like a puppy dog all over the world. He wants something more normal,” an insider reports. Personally, we would hide in Rihanna’s checked luggage if it meant we could watch an episode of Arrested Development with her, but maybe that’s just us. “It was never as serious as it looked. It was always just [about] having fun,” added the source. And when it comes to having fun, we’re positive that Rihanna’s 2011 will be like a trip to space camp and Sea World combined.  [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Report: Courteney Cox And Co-Star Inseparable At Cougar Town Party

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Ever since he announced his separation from wife Courteney Cox, David Arquette has gone a little crazy, while Cox has kept a lower profile. Arquette might be acting out because he’s a giant man-child, but he might also just be hurt: David claims Courteney has been having an emotional affair with her Cougar Town co-star Brian Van Holt. And it sounds like Courteney isn’t doing much to refute those claims.

Sources say that Cox and Van Holt were inseparable at a Cougar Town holiday party recently, and while there was no obvious physical contact, they stayed with each other the wholenight. The pair have refused to comment on their relationship, but this is hardly the first time Courteney and Brian have been the subject of such speculation. We can’t say we blame Courteney if she has indeed moved on, though: David Arquette’s behavior is a little too bananas for our taste.

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Dr. Drew Apologizes For Predicting Brangelina “Nuclear Eruption”

It was Diagnosis: Scandal today as Drew Pinsky issued an apology for comments he made about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship being a “really volatile situation.” According the good doctor, Angelina’s former drug problems are likely still an issue in their lives. “So we’ve got one person who’s a heroin addict. Which is a chronic lifelong condition, period.” Combine that with Brad’s “demeaning attitude towards other people’s emotions,” and Dr. Drew foresaw a heap of problems, “which is only going to serve to make a more nuclear eruption. There will be some sort of meltdown that will be phenomenal when it does happen.” Wow, this actually makes Angie and Brad seem about a hundred times more exciting than their boring old happy-parent selves. Go on and ride this tawdry wave as long as you can, Brangelina!

Today, however, Dr. Drew out to make amends, is saying his informal comments where not meant to be taken as any kind of diagnosis, since he made them “Literally as though one was speculating, just going through an exercise of speculation and not some sort of analysis that was supposed to be factual or for public discourse.” We understand Drew. Lord knows we’ve said things ten times worse about Brad and Angie; people just don’t care as much because we don’t have a medical degree, a reality show and a radio program…yet.

by (@hallekiefer)

Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson Are Splitting Up?!?!

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In news that leaves us unexpectedly devastated, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are getting divorced. But..but…but we picked them for the Hottest Baby Ever Made pool! They can’t bail on us now! Reports suggest that the couple’s busy acting schedules are behind the split, which Johansson apparently initiated. “The big problem with their relationship is the distance. They spent a lot of time apart when they are working…She’s been unhappy for a while,” says a source close to the couple. “After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage,” said the couple in the statement. “We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”

Johansson and Reynolds have allegedly been separated for two weeks, the break-up coming two years after their wedding in September 2008. Rumors swirled earlier this fall that the marriage was on the rocks when Ryan declined to make a cameo while Johansson hosted SNL, but were easy to dismiss since the couple seemed so happy otherwise. The fact that Scarlett forgot Ryan from her Tony acceptable speech doesn’t look good in retrospect, either. We are honestly way more depressed by this news than we ever thought possible. We mean, once you’ve loved the hottest man/woman alive, where is there to go…but down?

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Kim Kicks Halle’s Ex To the Curb, Already Dating A New Baller

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Another week, another smoking-hot guy slobbering all over Kim Kardashian. To have that woman’s butt for just one day! Mere milliseconds after hearing that Kim and Gabriel Aubry broke up, we find out she’s has already moved on to a new equally devastating dude. Who’s allegedly Kardashian’s new boyfriend? New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries. Says an inside source to Life & Style, “Kim likes him much more than Gabriel. He’s normal, so much fun and cute. He’s perfect for what Kim wants right now, which is some fun dates and some fun times.” O that’s funny! “Fun times” is what we call “doing it,” too!

Says a source, “Kim feels like Gabriel was just using her for her fame,” adding that the 34-year-old Audry “is older than Kim is looking for… so she’s decided to stop seeing him.” Wow, a cougar at 30. You can’t see it, but we’re crying on single tear of pride. We guess if you’re Kim Kardashian, you can just dump a male model and not worry about finding another man. Or many, many other men. Remind us to lock our boyfriend in the basement tonight. [Photo: Getty/NBA.com]