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by (@JordanRuntagh)

11-Year-Old Mayor Re-Names Main Street After Justin Bieber

If you were eleven and got to be mayor of your town, what you would do? Or, in the words of Ferris Bueller, what wouldn’t you do? Young Caroline Gonzalez got to live out this fantasy, and her first act in office was to rename Main Street “Justin Bieber Way”. OK, she isn’t actually mayor for real. The 6th grader got to act as mayor-for-a-day in her hometown of Forney after winning a contest designed to get kids interested in local government. If unlimited power won’t get kids interested in public office, nothing will! And Caroline used her new found authority to pay tribute to her idol, The Biebs.

“I really like Justin Bieber,” she told E! News. “”I like his music and I like him. And I thought, why not have a street in my hometown named after my favorite singer?” You’re the boss, Caroline! For a day at least. Sadly, the street reverted back to it’s original name after her 24 hour term was up, and the new Bieber-fied street sign was taken down. Lame. But the ex-mayor-for-a-day has no hard feelings for the local officials. “I thought it was pretty cool, and if Justin Bieber was actually here I’d probably faint.” The real mayor, Darren Rozzell made sure to add that Justin is more than welcome in their town. ““If Justin Bieber sees this, and wants to come to Forney, he’s got an open invitation.” Do we smell a Justin Beiber concert in Forney in the near future?

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by (@hallekiefer)

Taylor Momsen Is So Over Acting, It’s Insane

Let us burn a pleather garter belt in memorium: according to her interview in Elle, Taylor Momsen quit acting, unless you consider “acting like every parent’s waking nightmare” to be part of the craft. “I quit acting, actually,” the teenager-turned-front woman told the magazine. “I quit Gossip Girl and now tour and am in a band and that’s pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully I’ll be able to only do that for the rest of my life.” How is this girl living out everyone’s high school fantasy? 15-year-old us is burning with jealousy! To be fair, 15-year-old us also thought she was going to marry both Joshua Jackson and James Van Der Beek, so what did that little dweeb know?

Having bailed after five seasons as GG‘s Little Jenny, Momsen is currently touring Japan with her band Pretty Reckless. While there she can expose an entirely new continent to her special brand of “stripper boots” and audience make-outs, which even our 15-year-old self would find a little much.

by (@JordanRuntagh)

The Stars Are Out At Adele’s LA Concert

Adele has sold approximately ninety zillion (give or take) copies of her instant classic 21 this year, so it’s no surprise that she’s playing to sold out venues all over the world. Some of her more famous fans were spotted attending her concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles last night! Dianna Agron looked stunning and see-throughy in a mildly scando sheer top, while Glee-mate Amber Riley took a more wrapped up approach in a colorful flowery blouse. Some stars made a romantic evening out of it, as Jessica Simpson showed up with fiance Eric Johnson on her arm, and America Ferrera brought along her hubby, Mr. America Ferrera (sorry, we mean Ryan Piers William). Fellow world-shaking Brit Robert Pattinson was rumored to have attended, but sadly gave the paps the slip. But many other celebs didn’t! Check out the gallery below to see what other stars came out to groove to Adele.

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by (@katespencer)

Madonna’s 10 Most Iconic Fashion Phases

Madonna has transformed herself so many times over the past 25+ years that it’s easy to forget just how iconic these transformations have been. Lost in that blur of pointy Gaultier bras, bleach blond hair and henna tattoos is one of America’s greatest creative revolutionaries. Or, to put it simply, the biggest bad-ass of our time. In honor of her birthday today, we’ve singled out ten of her most memorable fashion phases — from the lace gloves to the high ponytail to the Evita days. The journey down Madge Lane begins with her most infamous performance  ever — “Like a Virgin” at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards.

Get into the fashion groove in our gallery (sorry, we couldn’t resist), check out our 53 Favorite Madonna songs and toast Madonna with our video birthday card!

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by (@katespencer)

John Mayer Morphing Into Johnny Depp

Sensitive bad boy rocker John Mayer has emerged in Los Angeles, where he was spotted visiting a doctor’s office yesterday. We’ve haven’t seen much of Mayer lately, he’s been laying low both online and in person. Clearly absence makes the heart grow fonder, because we’ve almost missed the guy! John, who’s gone through clean cut phases in the past, seems to be embracing his grungier side. We like the look on him – the long, shaggy hair is a nice touch. We couldn’t help but be reminded of another handsome bad boy who rocks the locks, shades and hat. Johnny Depp, is that you?

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Adele Says Alcohol Helps Her Write Music

For most of us, booze helps us make bad decisions. Or at best, some kind of horrible whatever-is-in-the-fridge culinary creation at 3 AM. But for Adele, booze helps her write her award winning, record breaking, multi-platinum selling music. Wow, we’ll have what she’s having! Like many great records, the 23-year old singer’s brilliant sophomore album 21 was inspired by a breakup with her boyfriend. But just recently Adele opened up about her writing technique. And it involves knockin’ some back.

“I used to have to lock myself away in my house, get pretty drunk and write a drunk diary,” she admitted to The Sun, “and that was the first time I could admit things to myself.” She says this approach made her songs more honest. “A drunk tongue is an honest one in my opinion.” But that was only the first phase of the process. “The next morning I would read it through with an awful hangover and, in the cold light of day, had to absorb my feelings about myself.” In addition to helping her make great art, she says it also helped her grow up. “I started realizing my own flaws and my disappointments and I started regretting a lot of stuff. It was quite an awakening.” Pretty intense stuff for a then-21-year-old. Who knows what she’ll have to tell us on her next album!

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by (@missmuttoo)

Kelly Clarkson Puts Together A New Girl Band!

Big news for Kelly Clarkson. We’ve always seen her as the kick-ass soloist that she is but it’s time to embrace her in her new avatar. Kelly has formed a girl band called Already Famous! It’s going to be a trio comprised of Kelly and her former backup singers Kate Rapier and Jill Pickering, and apparently they’ve already gone full speed ahead with recording! She tweeted that she was in Oklahama last week to lay down some songs with her new compadres. Already Famous even has its own Twitter page, so if you wanna know what Ms. Clarkson’s up to, you can check in. Big luck to the trio. We can’t help but wonder if America’s going to accept Kelly with a package. We’re all so used to seeing her killing the stage all on her own. Will two other people dilute her stage presence? Let us know.

by (@katespencer)

The Only Thing Cuter Than This New Best Coast Video Is Its Director Drew Barrymore

A Best Coast video directed by Drew Barrymore starring Chloe Moretz, Alia Shawkat, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and that Teen Wolf dude (Tyler Posey), you say? Why that sounds like some sort of hipster-twee hurricane of awesomeness! Indeed it is, bested only by the behind the scenes video which features a glorious amount of Drew’s signature lispy-ness. Bonus: Chloe Moretz describing actor-y things with the kind of sincerity only a 14 year old can possess.

Check out the lovely video for “Our Deal” above and the behind the scenes video below the jump. We’re embarrassed to tell you this, but we got choked up at the end. Damn you Moretz/Drew/Teen Wolf dude!

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by (@katespencer)

Fantasia Announces Pregnancy To Concert Goers

Congrats Fantasia! The singer is pregnant, and announced the news to fans in concert in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday. She told the crowd, “You are the first persons that I share this news with. And I share this with you because I can relate to you. And for a while I walked around figuring out what will they say and what will they think about me. But now I tell you I don’t live my life for folk. So, this child that I carry – God has given me this child. And I don’t have to hide it from none of y’all.”

Nope, you definitely don’t Tas! And judging from what we know about being pregnant (we know a lot) the singer eventually won’t be able to hide it. Fantasia, who has a nine-year-old daughter named Zion, did not reveal the identity of her baby’s father.

by (@katespencer)

Kings Of Leon Cancels US Tour, Cites Caleb Followill’s “Exhaustion”

Kings of Leon canceled their US tour today in light of Caleb Followill‘s meltdown onstage in Dallas over the weekend. Says a statement from the band: “We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break.  Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule.”

While it must suck for fans who were excited to see the band, we imagine it’s probably it Followill — and the band’s — best interest to have a little time off. Jared Followill has been hinting via Twitter that larger problems may be plaguing his big brother, writing “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed” and “I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” Today he wrote of the news: “Utterly depressed. It’s completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st.”

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