Justin Bieber. Over the past few years, he’s provided me with great irony and outrage and eye-rolling and expletives — mainly via his Instagram account.
There have been naked buttocks, wanna-be mustaches, and in-flight tattoos. There was that time he egged his neighbors’ mansion and that time he got me sued.
We’ve enjoyed quite the journey, The Maple One and I, delving into celebrity culture, contemplating who cares about what and why — and most importantly, how to make fans click.
But it’s over now. At least for me.
No more Googling “Justin Bieber Instagram.” (I had refused to bookmark it in the spirit of extreme self-care.) No more knowing whether he is or isn’t following or friending or liking Selena Gomez. No more hair-cut outrage. No more cars that don’t belong to him. No more facial cross tattoos that resemble a killer’s permanent tears.
To quote Winnebago Man, “No more!” …Full Story
Sometimes the world needs happy celebrity news, so without further ado: Former That ’70s Show co-stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are getting ready to welcome their second child.
A rep for the Bad Moms star confirmed the news to People.
The couple, who wed last summer, are already parents to 20-month-old Wyatt Isabelle.
“Ashton genuinely lights up when talking about Wyatt and the little one on the way,” said a source close to Kutcher, 38. “Everything about being a father is natural to him.”
In October, Kunis, 32, said she’d be down to have more kids.
“Yeah! Absolutely, for sure,” she told Business Insider.
“She’s the greatest mom,” the Ranch star said of his wife. “I go to work every day, and I come home and she’s perfect. And it just seems like everything went amazing. And I know that something probably didn’t go amazing, but she never tells … it’s unbelievable. She’s incredible.”
Yay for them.Full Story
MASS SOCIAL MEDIA DRAMA ALERT: Calvin Harris has unfollowed Taylor Swift, plus her friends and fans, on all forms of social media after photos surfaced showing his ex making out with presumed future James Bond Tom Hiddleston, who is so dreamy, and we hope they live happily ever after.
Look, guy, if you have zero plans to even inch toward making an honest woman of the most beautiful, talented, kind-hearted lady in all the land and that’s what she wants you’re all like, “No,” you can be gone and have no say. #mytwocents
Back to the new love birds: Hiddleston, in true Bond fashion, has won over the girl. The guy who played Loki in Thor and The Avengers, and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris was seen locking lips Tuesday on Misquamicut Beach near Swift’s mansion in Watch Hill, R.I.
The beach is by no means private. In fact, scores of people were milling about at the time.
The 26-year-old superstar singer and 35-year-old Night Manager actor were doing all sorts of coupley activities: holding hands, wrapping their legs around each other, helping one another traverse a bunch of boulders, sharing a jacket, leaning on each others shoulders, taking selfies. …Full Story
OMG, look! She has internal organs!
So Jennifer Aniston recently went to the Bahamas with her husband, Justin Theroux, and photographic evidence shows that they appeared to be having a lovely, fit-bodied time.
But then InTouch noted that the 47-year-old actress’s stomach was not 100 percent vertical and concluded yet again that she must be pregnant.
“She is not pregnant,” Aniston’s publicist, Stephen Huvane, snapped to Page Six, calling the claim “just yet another” false statement about Aniston’s reproductive state, which for decades has been the stuff of tabloid fodder.
Ladies, check out the photos online and tell me if you look anywhere near that skinny in a bikini. Then tell me if you’d like to be called pregnant if you did.
P.S. At the bottom of the Page Six item was a sponsered click-bait story about “32 Haunting Funeral Photos of Dead Celebrities” and that’s quite enough Internet for today.Full Story
Christina and Adam. P.S. We love her.
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has extended an offer to pay for the funeral costs of slain singer Christina Grimmie.
The YouTube sensation and former finalist on The Voice was fatally shot in Orlando on Friday night. Levine served as her mentor on the NBC show. This weekend, he wrote on Twitter that he and his wife were “absolutely devastated and heartbroken” by Grimmie’s death.
The 22-year-old and members of the band Before You Exit were signing autographs and selling merchandise after their show when she was shot dead.
“I’m so blown away by everything right now,” Grimmie’s brother Marcus wrote in a Facebook post, which also mentioned an online fundraising effort. “But all I can say is thank you. And Christina will be missed and never ever forgotten.”
The shooter, identified Saturday as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl of St. Petersburg, shot and killed himself during the incident after traveling to Orlando to commit the crime.Full Story
Weezy on Monday night.
Lil Wayne’s private jet was forced to make two emergency landings at an Omaha, Neb., airport on Monday afternoon after the artist suffered multiple seizures on board.
The rapper first fell unconscious during a cross-country flight from Milwaukee to California but refused treatment from paramedics and returned to his jet. Minutes after the plane departed, Lil Wayne had a second seizure, was treated on board the plane and transported to the hospital via ambulance following a second emergency landing.
The same thing happened in 2012 when his private jet made emergency landings two days in a row. He suffered multiple seizures in 2013 as well, including one that was nearly fatal.
“This wasn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh… I have had a bunch of seizures, you just never hear about them,” he told Power 106’s DJ Felli Fel at the time “My heart rate went down to 30 percent. I have people around me who know how to handle it. This time was real bad because I had three back to back and the third one was so bad.” …Full Story
Besties Taylor, Kenya and Max.
Sometimes when you’re feeling down, the best thing you can do to feel better is to help somebody else. Cue the kindness of the ever-thoughtful Taylor Swift, who last week broke up with producer Calvin Harris after 15 months of dating.
According to People, T-Swizzle showed up at a longtime fan’s wedding over the weekend and even performed a stripped-down version of Blank Space during the reception. Swift coordinated the surprise over the last few months with Ali Singer, the sister of groom Max Singer.
In April, Ali wrote to the 26-year-old pop star to tell her that Max and wife Kenya Smith wed at the hospital so Max and Ali’s late mother wouldn’t miss the big day. Max, a major Swift fan, danced with his mom to Blank Space.
The Shake It Off singer didn’t show up empty-handed, either. She hand-painted a card for the couple that read, “so it’s gonna be forever” with the wedding date painted in the center of a floral circle.
Singer and Smith celebrated their marriage on Saturday at the Brant Beach Yacht Club in Brant Beach, N.J.
“Third wheel,” Swift captioned an adorable Instagram photo of herself with the couple.Full Story
The extremely strange Richard Simmons saga continues.
Just three months after it was widely noted that the fitness guru has been out of the spotlight for three years, Simmons was taken to a Los Angeles hospital late Friday night after acting in a bizarre manner, TMZ reports.
Sources told the gossip site that the Sweatin’ to the Oldies star was acting particularly strange just before midnight when someone inside his Hollywood Hills home called 911. Paramedics who arrived on the scene determined Simmons should be evaluated. Simmons consented and was taken to Cedars-Sinai.
As you may recall, Simmons has been holed up in his mansion for about three years, inexplicably turning his back on those who were closest to him. After a lengthy New York Daily News report dug into why Simmons might be in hiding — a friend accused housekeeper Teresa Reveles of holding him hostage — Simmons emerged to say he simply wanted to take a break from celebrity life. …Full Story
Stanhope, girlfriend Bingo, Depp and Heard.
Amber Heard’s legal team sure is keeping busy.
The actress and model is going on the offensive against Doug Stanhope, a close friend of Johnny Depp’s, after the comedian wrote a scathing column for TheWrap in which he accused Heard of blackmailing her estranged husband and lying about the actor’s alleged domestic abuse.
According to People, Heard claims in the court filing that Stanhope, “orchestrated a plot to write an article, which was published at TheWrap.com, which falsely accuses plaintiff Amber Heard of 'blackmail’ and other criminal behavior towards her husband, Johnny Depp, from whom she is seeking a divorce.”
Heard said the claims caused her “tremendous harm” and detailed more incidents of alleged abuse, including an incident in which she claims Depp “nearly suffocated her.”
Heard’s lawyer said in a statement that she plans to donate the “maximum possible jury award” to a domestic violence charity in Arizona, where Stanhope lives and where the lawsuit was filed.
In addition to detailing her claims of abuse, Heard accuses Depp and company — 20 John Does, to be exact — of going on a “publicity tour” in an attempt to discredit her claims. …Full Story
So Mariah Carey is engaged and planning a super-fancy wedding with billionaire fiance James Packer. There’s just one small (read: big) problem: She’s still married to Nick Cannon, and it looks like it’s going to stay that way for a minute.
Sources close to the estranged couple tell TMZ that Carey has been asking for Cannon to sign off on their divorce, but nearly a year later he still won’t do it and won’t say why.
It’s weird because Cannon filed for divorce in December 2014 after the couple separated that August. The pair settled their issues regarding property and joint custody, but Cannon has repeatedly refused to sign on the dotted line.
No word yet from his camp.Full Story
Album inspo alert!
Taylor Swift has a whole new reason for the teardrops on her guitar: Calvin Harris dumped her after 15 months of dating.
“There was no drama. Things just don’t work out sometimes,” an insider told People. “No one cheated.”
Swift had gushed about her ex-beau in an interview with Vogue earlier this year, saying, “I’m in a magical relationship right now. And of course I want it to be ours, and low-key … this is the one thing that’s been mine about my personal life.”
Except it was never really just hers, what with all the PDA, constant gushing and FOMO-inducing social media posts.
“This all happened last week,” a source told E! News. “Taylor and Adam had no big blowout fight, but the romance just was not there anymore for them. Adam is the one that ended it. It was all done in a very mature fashion. Taylor is pretty upset but they are still in communication. Taylor was there for Adam with his accident and supportive.”
The music producer (real name: Adam Wiles) canceled a few shows in the wake of his wreck a couple weeks ago.
Swift, 26, met the 32-year-old Scot through mutual friend Ellie Goulding. …Full Story
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Prom dreams do come true!
A New York teen had a serious red-carpet moment last week, all thanks to Gina Rodriguez. The Jane the Virgin star let Buffalo high school student Jessica Casanova wear her strapless Badgley Mischka gown to prom. Rodriguez wore the dress when she accepted her award for best comedic actress in a TV series.
“Gina’s dress made me feel like a princess and it gave me chills knowing that it was something that came from her heart and I cherish that very much,” Casanova told E! News. “I wish I could give her a big hug and tell her how much I love her. She will always have a special place in my heart.”
In January, Casanova tweeted the 31-year-old actress to ask if she could wear the Zac Posen gown Rodriguez donned this year. Rodriguez, a Chicago native, said she didn’t own that dress but did own her 2015 gown and “maybe we can make this happen.”
So, which do you think Casanova will remember more: her date or her dress?Full Story
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard divorce is getting messier every day.
The latest: Two security guards were in the home at the time of the argument last week, TMZ reports, and they say Depp was about 20 feet away from Heard when she screamed, “Stop hitting me!”
The guards, Jerry Judge and Sean Bett, reportedly were standing in a hallway near the couple, but out of sight to give them privacy during the fight. When Heard screamed, the guards said they entered the living area “within a second” to find Heard on the living room couch and Depp 6 yards away in the kitchen.
The guards are expected to testify in the restraining order trial this month.
A source told the gossip site that Depp claims he and Heard knew the guards were in the hall, and Heard screamed to try to set him up.
The guards added that Heard was the aggressor throughout their 15-month marriage, screaming, throwing bottles and charging at Depp, to the point where they had to pull her off of him. They also backed up the cops’ observation that nothing looked fishy when they showed up at the apartment — no broken glass, no bruises from an allegedly hurled iPhone. Nothing. …Full Story
A jury convicted actor Michael Jace of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his wife in May 2014. The Shield actor shot April Jace in front of the couple’s two young sons at their home in Los Angeles.
Jace, 53, who portrayed a police officer on the FX show, was also convicted on a special allegation charge that he used a firearm, according to NBC’s L.A. affiliate.
Jace shot his wife, an avid runner, once in the back and twice in the legs, using her father’s revolver.
“I was just angry,” Jace told investigators. “All I intended to do was shoot her in the leg. And then I shot her in the leg and that was it.”
April Jace had told her husband earlier that day that she wanted a divorce. Michael Jace texted her to say he had left their home but was waiting for her with the loaded handgun when she returned from a youth baseball game.
Jace said he planned to kill himself, but couldn’t.
The couple’s 10-year-old son testified that Jace told his wife, “If you like running, then run to heaven.”
The actor, who had been out of work, faces 40 years to life in prison and will be sentenced on June 10.Full Story
Well, who didn’t see this one coming? Mark Salling will no longer star as the villain in Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets.
The decision came down just days after the Glee alum was indicted on child porn charges, TMZ reports.
The film had already started shooting, but they’ll re-shoot Salling’s scenes with a new actor. Shankar is paying for all the extra costs and has decided to donate a portion of the film’s proceeds to a charity that helps abused children.
“Child abuse is a cultural cancer whose tentacles penetrate far deeper than a single celebrity caught with illicit images on his computer,” Shankar said in a statement.
No word yet on who will replace Salling.Full Story