They may have broken up last summer, but Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are back and better than ever. In fact, rumors are flying that the two are about to tie the knot!
Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
I first saw this photo this morning on Arrow star Stephen Amell‘s Facebook feed (like it, you won’t be sorry), and no kidding, all work stopped for a full five minutes. I’m surprised there’s no brain matter splattered on my screen right now. In case you haven’t yet committed the fall TV schedule to memory, here’s who they are, from left to right: Amell, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast), Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries), Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Justin Hartley (Emily Owens, M.D.), Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire) and Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries). The spread is actually from Bullett Media, who decided to explode our hearts too, by gathering these guys’ quotes about what they look for in a woman.
“I judge a woman purely on how she looks first thing in the morning. That’s the critical point, right?” Amell says. OK, so he’s not all that romantic. But points for honesty!
“If a girl doesn’t get along with my dog, then we’ve got a problem,” McQueen says.
Our personal favorite is from Tyler Blackburn: “I enjoy a certain amount of decadence in my life, so I want to be with someone who shares an appreciation for the finer things. And if that finer thing happens to be fried, well, put it in your mouth.” We’re totally down with that one.
For the rest of the guys’ quotes (especially a surprising revelation from Taylor Kinney, a.k.a. Lady Gaga’s main squeeze), head over to Bullett.
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More like “Good Romance,” right? “You And I (Are Doing Pretty Well Considering)?” Yeah, that one feels right. Despite their alleged break-up last month, Lady Gaga and Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney are reportedly together again, or as together as two people can be when they often work and live in different hemispheres. “They sure looked like they were back together — holding hands and being cute everywhere they went,” a source told Us Weekly after spotting the couple together during the Thailand leg of Gaga’s tour. “They were seen kissing right as they got into the [hotel] elevator.” Skype is about to rake in a buttload of cash if this is remotely true! We bet Gaga can get some kind of platinum Skype account, though. Celebrities always get the sweetest plum.
Between Gaga’s ongoing world tour and Kinney’s smoking-hot firefighter show Chicago Fire premiering this fall, we weren’t that surprised to hear that the two had split. Actually, we’re more surprised to hear they might be taking another crack at it. “She will be touring nonstop until next year and has found she can’t have relationship at the same time,” Us Weekly reported about the break-up in early May. Well, good luck you two! We’re sure there’s…some chance…this will pan….out. Maybe?
We’re going to leave it up to the pundits to predict which of the many new shows presented at this week’s network upfronts will rise to the top come fall TV season. All we know is, we may have re-watched the clip of Stephen Amell doing pull-ups in the CW’s Arrow about 10 times this morning. (Sorry, lost count.) Point is, there are a whole lot of new faces for us to ogle — and about as many returning ones we’ve been longing for — on the schedules that were announced this week.
What the hell is going on at 666 Park Avenue (ABC’s new drama)? We can only tell that Vanessa Williams is still devilishly hot, and Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor have the kind of sex appeal that might entice us to sell our souls too. We are squealing with delight at the return of Felicity boys Scott Speedman AND Scott Foley to TV this fall — Speedy’s a naval officer in Last Resort, while Foley’s one of the siblings competing for his father’s fortune in the Fox comedy The Goodwin Games.
Vampire Diaries alum and Lady Gaga ex Taylor Kinney gets extra dirty as a firefighter in NBC’s Chicago Fire. We’re also thrilled to see Smallville’s Kristen Kreuk get her Linda Hamilton on in the CW’s Beauty and the Beast reboot. (That’ll have to do for re-imagined faves on the network, since The Carrie Diaries won’t debut until midseason, grrr.) This season has its share of hot doctors — Jordana Spiro and Zach Gilford in The Mob Doctor; Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley and Aja Naomi King in Emily Owens M.D.; Mindy Kaling in The Mindy Project; Justin Bartha in The New Normal; Lucy Liu in Elementary, and Justin Kirk (as a vet) in Animal Practice. There are superstars, like country singers Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere in Nashville, and there are those just struggling to survive, like Revolution’s Billy Burke and Tracy Spiridakos. Let’s not forget the updated versions of TV’s favorite professions: detectives (Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes in Elementary, Kevin Bacon in The Following) and lawyers (Janet Montgomery in Made in Jersey). But like we said, enough talk for now. It’s time to enjoy this eye candy before we have to pick and choose who gets the DVR love at the end of summer.
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It looks like Lady Gaga is back on the road and back on the market! The 26 year-old megastar reportedly split with her boyfriend Taylor Kinney before kicking off her Born This Wall Ball world tour in Hong Kong. Ok, technically they’re just “on a break,” but anyone who’s ever been dumped knows what that really means. “She will be touring nonstop until next year and has found she can’t have relationship at the same time,” a source told US Weekly. “There’s just no room for anything else. Her work is all-consuming.” We guess long distance relationships aren’t really Momma Monster’s thing. Plus she’s also recording a new album in between her 110 concert dates, so we can’t say we blame her for needing some space.
Lady Gaga met Taylor last September on the set of her “You And I” video, which co-stared the sometimes-Vampire Diaries hunk. But friends say that the couple were never met to go the distance. “Taylor was all about himself, a typical actor, and didn’t completely get Gaga,” the source confirmed. But let’s be real, does anyone really get Gaga? It’s debatable. Perhaps Taylor was just Gaga’s rebound dude after her final split with longtime lover Luc Carl, the man she wrote ‘You And I’ about in the first place? “She loved that she got this guy who everyone thought was hot! But it was never going to last.”
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Lady Gaga is a busy, busy lady, so you have to forgive us for combining two such different items into one post. Otherwise, there would be days when we’d just have to call ourselves TheGAGAlife. Anyway, serious story first: Mother Monster followed through on the pledge she made to meet with the Obama administration following the tragic death of gay bullying victim Jamey Rodemeyer in September. She didn’t get to talk to the prez himself, but yesterday she met with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, who wrote about the meeting on the White House blog.
“Today, I had the opportunity to welcome her to the White House, where we discussed ways we could work together to make sure that no child comes under attack, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor,” Jarrett wrote. She said she was moved by Gaga’s efforts to end bullying with the Born This Way Foundation, and went on to outline how Obama is also addressing the issue. The administration released a report yesterday analyzing current anti-bullying laws and policies with an eye toward what else can be done. Jarrett concluded her post pledging to work with the Born This Way Foundation and “every American who is willing to help make our society more kind, inclusive, and equal.”