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 DIVAsafter 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.
We always appreciate celebrities who take to Twitter and Instagram and share their lives with us. And while a lot of what they share is amusing insight into their world, it’s safe to say some of their most entertaining tweets are shots of their ink. Let’s face it, tattoos are fascinating forms of self-expression and it’s always interesting to see what people permanently etch into their skin — especially celebrities.
Lady Gaga, Drake, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adam Lambert and more got their ink on this year. And despite commending them for braving the needle, some tattoos are just worse than others. We’ve ranked them from our least to most favorite, so browse through our gallery of 20 Instagram shots and Twitpics and tell which is your favorite celeb tattoo of 2012.
Fans of pseudo-incestual relationships will be devastated to learn today that Bobbi Kristina Brown and her boyfriend/adopted brother Nick Gordon are on the rocks! Neither camp has spoken out, but the daughter of music legend Whitney Houston has posted some revealing tweets that suggest there is serious trouble in paradise. We know, we know – we thought they were going to last forever, too! At least they’ll see each other at Christmas. And, you know, all other family holidays.
The social media rant started on Monday evening, when Bobbi kicked off a series of frustrated messages by writing “I’m leaving, this this good ole town and driving to the send of the world. Maybe it’s beautiful there (: Xxxo” Things got more pointed (and less grammatically accurate) soon afterwards, as the tweet avalanche begins in full force. “Who do I trust in this world? Pfft well that’s easy beezie, #Myself, No1 will kno’s me like ME&They’d rather not take thtchance2knoME, &2me. That’s incredibly fine .. Because you’d be missing out on a #REALperson. Xxo #amryofme #onmyown #goingtomakeit #determined. ” We had some trouble translating all the text-speak, but it seems like she’s pissed.
It’s fair to say that Bobby Brown is having a pretty rough year. Between the death of his long-time love Whitney Houston in February, and the continued downward spiral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown being played out on a new reality series, the dude has a lot on his plate. In the time-honored tradition of stressed out celebs, Brown has taken to the sauce pretty hard lately, with predictably bad results.
However, after wracking up his second DUI of the year on Wednesday, Brown is apparently turning over a new leaf and attempting to get his life back on track. Friends of the R&B star tell TMZ that his most recent arrest served as a wake-up call to seek treatment for his drinking. Brown attended rehab as recently as this past August, but reportedly didn’t take it seriously because he didn’t honestly feel that he had a real problem.
Other sources elaborate on Brown’s deteriorating mental health to RadarOnline. Following his estrangement from his daughter, the singer attempted to fill that void with substances. “Bobby has been down in the dumps about his relationship with Bobbi Kristina for some time,” an insider reveals. “It was certainly what started the ball rolling in terms of falling foul to his demons once again and he’s been hitting the bottle hard. Bobbi Kristina doesn’t want to talk to him, doesn’t want to meet up and it’s left Bobby feeling dead inside.” It can’t help to know that Bobbi Kristina’s increasing tumultuous personal life, including her engagement to adoptive brother Nick Gordon, is now being used as reality TV fodder. “He feels at a loose end because he hears of Bobbi Kristina’s problems and wants to help, but she just won’t listen to him.”
Not again! Bobby Brownwas arrested in Los Angeles early this morning, racking up his second DUI of 2012. We had imagined it was pretty hard to get two DUIs in under a year, what with license suspension and other disciplinary actions. But that just goes to show you that L.A. is a hell of a place! Police told TMZ that Brown was pulled over around 1 AM for cruising “erratically.” Although to be fair to Bobby, we’ve driven in L.A. and “erratically” is pretty much the only way to do it. The cops caught a massive whiff of booze on Brown’s breath, and immediately administered a field sobriety test. After he failed, Bobby was brought downtown and booked for driving under the influence.
So there we were, checking out photos of Bobbi Kristina Brown, her brother-lover Nick Gordon, soul legend Cissy Houston at the rest of the Houston/Brown crew at last night’s red carpet premiere party for The Houstons: On Our Own. But then it slowly dawned on us: It seemed pretty rough. Don’t get us wrong, everyone looked great as they strolled into New York’s Tribeca Grand Hotel. But they just seemed so visibly uncomfortable, as if they were being ordered down the red carpet at gun point. The forced frozen smiles, the awkwardly stiff poses. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve had way more than our fair share of unflattering photos over the years. But it was like the Houston’s would rather be anywhere else, and it bummed us out! Although we get that they’ve been through a lot, and it has to be pretty rough to have your most private moments paraded in front of the public. But then…don’t do a reality show? Who knows, maybe they’re still just freaked out about Bobbi Kristina’s engagement to her adopted brother. We would be too! Check out our seven most painfully awkward photos from last night’s premiere in the gallery below!
Here’s a reality TV hook that tops them all! Bobbi Kristina Brown announced her engagement to “adopted brother” Nick Gordon to her family as the cameras rolled for her new Lifetime series The Houstons: On Our Own. Umm…ok, we’ll bite. The first trailer for the show has dropped, and Bobbi’s relationship with Nick is featured front and center. The clip starts off with the couple being cringe-ily couple-y, snugging and donning matching outfits as her family diagnose her with a bad case of “Nick-itis.” Emotions are already raw between the relatives as they cope with the recent passing of Bobbi’s mother Whitney Houston as well as her father Bobby Brown’s substance problems. So the Bobbi-Nick shack-up is probably not helping matters much.
“There’s more to life than having a boyfriend,” her aunt Pat insists to her. But Bobbi isn’t having it. “It’s kind of like Charlie Brown, all I hear is ‘wah wah wah.’” the 19-year-old deadpans to the camera. But s–t gets real when she drops the engagement bomb on the Houston clan. Some of the crew don’t seem happy with Bobbi’s decision, and discuss the weirdness of having Nick go from being a godson to being a son-in-law. Bobbi Kristina may not have carried on the musical legacy of her famous parents, but she definitely is carrying on the tradition of giving us amazingly train-wrecky reality shows.
UPDATE: A rep told CNN today that this teaser does not necessarily confirm that Bobbi and Nick are engaged. Uh-huh.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was in a car accident in in Alpharetta, Georgia yesterday. She was in the passenger seat of her boyfriend, Nick Gordon‘s black 2012 Camaro when it happened. He was driving, and TMZ has the pictures of the bashed-in car and it’s nasty central. Not exactly a good omen for the couple, who don’t seem to be the most well adjusted people around. And by that we mean Nick who likes to drive around with a gun in his hand. And let’s not even get into the fact that her adopted brother is now her boyfriend. We still don’t know what happened as the details are still emerging but luckily, it’s being said that no one was injured and their’s was the only car involved in the accident. The updates so far are that the couple were arguing right before it happened, although we’re not certain about what the “it” is. All we know is that their car has lost its “front right tire, the front bumper was torn off, and the airbags were deployed.” The reason that this came to light was because the police visited their apartment because of a noise complaint and saw the car outside as it had its hazard lights on. How the hell did it even get to their place with all the damage? And what’s the deal with this noise complaint? If the couple were arguing before the accident, did their fight escalate after their car slammed into whatever it slammed into? We’ll keep you posted as and when we hear more news.
It had been a while since we’d heard from Bobbi Kristina Brown and her adopted brother/boyfriend Nick Gordon. But we hoped that they were happy, doing all the fun things that siblings/a young couple do when they’re in love. You know: Picnics in the park, row boats on the pond, driving around with a firearm. Well, we’re pleased to report that the lovebirds are indeed doing one of those things, at least! Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s troubled daughter tweeted a picture yesterday of Nick cruising the streets while brandishing a gun. The post has since been deleted so we sadly can’t get any more facts, such as why he was cruising the streets with said gun in the first place. It definitely brings new meaning to “defensive driving.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown has taken to ink and needle to honor her mother’s on what would’ve been Whitney Houston’s 49th birthday today. Late on Wednesday, the budding singer/actress had the initials WH and four doves tattooed on her wrist in a body art parlor in Atlanta. Houston’s 19-year-old daughter commemorated her mom’s b-day alongside her 22-year-old boyfriend/adopted brother Nick Gordon (yes, that’s still happening). Nick likewise showed his love for the legendary singer by also tattooing a matching design. The pair told the Twitterverse about their tattoo plans and shared a picture of their finished products. Bobbi Kristina tweeted: ”On the way with MYbooboo @nickdgordon heading2 #Inksomnia for our TATTSSS !this is for you mommy (: we love you, happybirthday OurladyXxo.” She followed up with a tweet today, writing: ”Tat tat tatted YURP.. now your truly ALWAYS with us mommy (: we love you @nickdgordon always&forever.”
Meanwhile, another late megastar’s famous daughter has also taken to Twitter to discuss impending plans of getting a tattoo in honor of her late father. On Tuesday, Paris Jacksontweeted: “i kinda want to get August XXIX tatted on my back..” August XXIX stands for her father Michael Jackson’s birthday (August 29) and would serve as a permanent reminder of the king of pop.
Getting a tattoos is sometimes a risky thing, but in these cases, we are completely onboard. We are sure Whitney is looking down and smiling at her daughter today. R.I.P., Whitney Houston, and happy birthday!