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Selena Gomez Fires Her Parents As Her Managers!

It’s a downward spiral waiting to happen. She’s now supposedly back together with hot mess Justin Bieber who is having a downward spiral of his own and now Selena Gomez is distancing herself from the most influential people in her life…her own parents…by FIRING them!

TMZ is reporting that Selena just fired her mother and her stepfather as her managers!

Sources close to the singer tell TMZ, Selena axed her p-units Mandy and Brian Teefey last month, permanently relieving them of all duties related to the management of her career. Selena’s parents had managed her since her big break at Disney.

We’re told Selena feels she’s outgrown her parents. She believes she’s now old enough — and famous enough — to have a seasoned professional manager with other A-list clients.

Selena has argued plenty with her parents over the direction of her career — not to mention over dating Justin Bieber — but we’re told family friction was NOT the reason for the split. We’re told Selena remains close with both of her parents, although they’re not happy about the decision.

So is it really about “outgrowing” her parents as managers? I highly doubt that. My guess is she is sick and tired of them trying to save her from the disaster that is waiting to happen, that she will unfortunately have to figure out on her own.

Selena does what she wants, yo even if it means cutting her ‘rents from the payroll.

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Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman Prank Call Oprah (VIDEO)

Lindsay Lohan stopped by the David Letterman “Late Show” to chit chat. But one of the highlights was when she and Dave had a little fun prank calling Oprah. During the taping of Wednesday night’s show, Letterman pretended to be Lohan’s secretary and called Oprah from his desk. This led to a little bit of a confusion on Oprah’s end until Letterman admitted who he was.

However, this funny moment turned into a bit of an emotional one for Lindsay.

Even though he had Lindsay right in front of him to ask how she was doing, he decided to ask Oprah how Lohan is REALLY doing as she took Lohan under wing.

Oprah told Letterman, “I think she’s doing really OK, I think to have cameras following you around for every phase of your life, and you’re trying to pull your life together, I think that’s a really difficult thing.”

After hearing Oprah’s words, Lindsay got all teary.

And that folks was NOT acting. Maybe Lindsay really IS getting better? Check out Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman pranking Oprah in the video below.

Amanda Bynes Address Mental Health Rumors: She’s Not THAT Crazy!

People have been talking big time about Amanda Bynes and her “issues”. We’ve all got ‘em just some worse than others, right? While people have been talking about Bynes and her hospitalization, she hasn’t been talking. But now through her attorney she is!

In a new People interview, the actress’ lawyer Tamar Arminak set the record straight about the condition that led Bynes to become hospitalized and under the conservatorship of her mother last year.

“She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private. However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors,” explains Arminak.

He went on, “For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it.”

And you all should also know that, “Amanda currently is on zero medication. She’s devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She’s never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she’s proud to say she’s been marijuana-free for the past nine months,” says Arminak.

Well here is hoping that she can continue to stay on the right track.

Her lawyer continued, “Her family is closely involved with her day-to-day life but they try to give her as much autonomy as possible. he’s doing extremely well. Her primary focus is bonding with her family and being a student.”

Another source is saying that Bynes is working on getting better and “continues to undergo outpatient therapy several times a week,” and is “still working through the causes of her past bizarre behavior.”

She is set to stay under conservatorship through September.

Marie Claire Presents Hollywood’s “Fresh Faces” On May Cover

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Hollywood’s “Fresh Faces” Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Mara, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Olsen and Elle Fanning, will all appear on their own cover of Marie Claire’s May issue (on newsstands April 22nd). These stunning women are having their moment – they all have a refreshingly unique take on the world and Marie Claire is proud to celebrate each of them and all they’ve accomplished thus far in the May issue of the magazine.

Check them out the fun covers of the “fresh faces” below:

Lupita Nyong’o

On being called gorgeous: “Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don’t want to thrive on people’s opinions of me.”

On waiting for her category at awards shows: “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”

On this past year: “It was phenomenal. As brilliant as it was, onward ho. I hope that I will get to work soon. In due time, what I should do next and what I want to do next will reveal themselves. I am not in the business of trying to top this year – that’s virtually impossible. I’d have to be pronounced the queen of England or something.”

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Elizabeth Olsen

On the lifestyle she wants to have: “I definitely know what kind of lifestyle I want to have. Some people recognize you for your work, not for being pictured going to clubs. So, I try and keep that kind of profile that people know you from your work and that’s it. There are some jobs that I’ve said no to, because I know what kind of attention they will bring. I choose not to have that specific kind of attention.”

On whether she’s the muse for her sisters’ [Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen] clothing line, Elizabeth and James: “God, no. I just try and see what they do and copy them like the rest of the world does.”

On whether the Olsen name is a boon or burden? “Everyone has their hurdle to get over, and if mine is that I have to [prove] I’ve earned my jobs, I’m OK with that. I’m in it for a ride, and I’m in it for the long run.”

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Emilia Clarke

On the future: “Personally, I’d like as many children as I can pop out, I reckon. You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family. And in the same breath, I’d like to be on stage at England’s National Theatre, doing Miller and Chekhov. Give me a Sam Mendes/Tennessee Williams combination – that would be glorious. And to be making some Oscar-worthy movies with Scorsese. I’m always looking for the hard road. That way, you remain interested and interesting. Hopefully.”

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Kata Mara

On getting rid of her red hair: “I felt relieved getting rid of red – people in my family were saying, ‘Red hair is your identity – you’ll ruin it!’ But I’m an actor. I’d shave my head if the part called for it. I love morphing into someone different; it makes you wear makeup differently.”

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Elle Fanning

On how she dresses: “I like to dress my age. You don’t want to look too old when you’re not, or too young when you’re not.”

I absolutely love all of these women! So Awesome!

Photo credit: Cedric Buchet/Marie Claire

Lady Gaga Gives Boyfriend Taylor Kinney A Lap Dance In PUBLIC! (PHOTO)

Guys, you may call Taylor Kinney a lucky man. Gals, you may call Gaga a lucky woman. At any rate, Gaga did something in public that pretty much shocked the world. Okay, that’s a lie. Gaga does not shock anymore.

On Friday in NYC, Gaga basically poured her booty into her boyfriend Taylor Kinney’s face and well…he liked it!

His hands were pretty much everywhere on Gaga’s body. The pop star went FULL stripper on her man inside the 42West’s nightclub BPM. And TMZ is reporting that Kinney even spanked her.

A source in the VIP area told the website that Gaga showed up with Kinney just after midnight, and the two were all over each other pretty much the entire time.

Well, if this is happening in public, you can about imagine what goes on at home. Yikes!

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Photo via TMZ

Miley Cyrus Says She’s Fine Without Liam Hemsworth AND Disney

Miley Cyrus covers Elle magazine and hey look, she’s WEARING CLOTHES! WOOHOO!

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Miley Cyrus these days, so for ELLE’s May Women in Music issue, we asked writer Tavi Gevinson to meet Cyrus on the road and try to get inside her head. The result was an honest, surprising, and revealing conversation between two young women of the same generation. No topic was off limits: Cyrus, 21, and Gevinson, 17, talked intimately about everything from Cyrus’s childhood and the strong connection she has with her fans to depression, heartbreak, sexual freedom and race politics.

Gevinson, eight years old when Cyrus made her debut on the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and a senior in high school when Cyrus’s VMA performance made jaws drop around the world, met up with the singer in Phoenix for the interview and a night of her Bangerz tour. Gevinson offers a unique point of view on Cyrus’s evolving position in our culture, writing: Cyrus is neither a lost train wreck nor completely sure of her place in the world. She’s just searching for it on an extreme scale, and, actually, in a much more unique, unprecedented way than her critics might think.

Read Gevinson’s entire essay on Cyrus and their full conversation exclusively in ELLE’s May issue, available on newsstands in select cities and digitally on April 15th, and nationwide on April 22nd. But first, a sneak peek at the shoot and a few of the things Gevinson and Cyrus got to talking about:

On being stronger than she used to be…
TAVI GEVINSON: Did you feel that limitation under Disney?
MILEY CYRUS: You know, I’m really thankful that I started on Disney. I got the most intense training. There’s times where I wish I could have just started as a new artist, but the world has kind of allowed me to do that. I feel really lucky—a lot of kid stars get all crazy or stuck in what they were, so they can’t actually become what they’re meant to be. When I went through a really intense breakup—you know, I was engaged—and when I was with him or when I was on Disney, the thing that gave me the most anxiety was not knowing what to do with myself when Disney wasn’t there to carry me anymore or if I didn’t have him. And now I’m free of both of those things, and I’m fine. Like, I lay in bed at night by myself and I’m totally okay, and that’s so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn’t have a boyfriend.

On her connection with her fans and what gives her purpose…
MC: I have guys and girls that come out, and they’re like, “The only reason I’m able to admit that I’m gay is because you’ve made me feel like that’s okay.” That is so intense, because that is a part of this generation—it wasn’t always accepted—and I feel like I am a big part of that change. Or they know that I’ve struggled with depression, and that helped them get over theirs. That gives me a big purpose—a reason to wake up in the morning that’s bigger than to put on my fucking feathers and my little outfits.

On feminism and double standards…
TG: I read that you consider yourself a feminist. What does that mean to you?
MC: I’m just about equality, period. It’s not like, I’m a woman, women should be in charge! I just want there to be equality for everybody.
TG: Right! And that’s what feminism is.
MC: I still don’t think we’re there 100 percent. I mean, guy rappers grab their crotch all fucking day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model bitches around me, I’m degrading women? I’m a woman—I should be able to have girls around me! But I’m part of the evolution of that. I hope.

To be continued in the pages of the May issue of ELLE. Pick up the new issue to read the entire interview.

Photo Credit: Photographed by Michael Thompson for ELLE

Tia and Tamera Strikes a Pose on the Cover of EBONY Magazine

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Tia and Tamera was one of my favorite television shows growing up and now those girls we knew and loved are grown! And they made it in the industry as a child star without a rehab visit or a sex tape leak.

The sisters are now gracing the cover of EBONY and chat about their business, fame, personal lives, and growing up in front of the camera.

The former child stars are now entrepreneurs who launched NEED Brands, a company that provides wholesome, and all-natural products for new and expectant mothers. The two started the company to fill voids they found after becoming moms, and the twins told EBONY that the company will soon release more products for new and expectant mothers, including skin care offerings, supplements, snacks and apparel.

However, their business ventures are not keeping them off the television screen. Tamera discussed how she will return to television this fall to co-host the hit talk show The Real, alongside Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai, which FOX picked up for two-year run. Tamera said she plans to use the platform to discuss being a mother, wife and other relevant issues. Tia is also starring in and producing Instant Mom, a sitcom on Nick at Nite, which averages 1.2 million viewers per episode for its network. Tia is also working behind the scenes producing and shopping shows she created but will not star in.

While it may appear that the two have been on a continuous path of success, Tia opened up about the moments of hardships they had as well.

“After Sister, Sister ended, nobody was calling,” says Tia. “My sister and I were sick and tired of being sick and tired of sitting back and waiting for those phone calls.” Deciding at that point they were going to take control of their future, Tia added, “We had the mentality, ‘We’re not going to depend on anybody anymore, we’re not going to let someone else’s value of us diminish how we value ourselves, and we’re going to put action in place.’ We put our minds together and executed [our plans].”

While taking control has yielded fruits from their labor, the road was not rainbows and glitter. Tamera also opened up to EBONY about the emotional moment she had on an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? regarding her interracial marriage with FOX news correspondent, Adam Housley.

“Honestly, growing up, I [just] knew I was going to marry a Black man,” said Tamera. “But, as I grew up, I learned to just be open,” she added. “I just wanted to be with someone who was confident around me and who I felt comfortable being myself with.”

LOVE these women. Isn’t it great to see them

The article can be read in its entirety in the April issue of EBONY on newsstand now.

RIP Peaches Geldof: 7 Things About The Late 25 Year Old

Socialite, fashionista, mother, wife and writer Peaches Geldof unexpectedly died today at the young age of 25. Her father Bob Geldof released the following statement about his daughter’s death “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?” So sad.

And while many of you may know who she is, we have gathered 10 facts about Peaches Geldof for those of you who didn’t know her.

1. Peaches was best known as a British TV personality and journalist, having penned a column for Elle Girl’s UK offshoot.

ACM RED CARPET PHOTOS 2014: Miranda Lambert Shows Off Rocking New Bod Too!

It’s the big night for country music stars and fans! It’s the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards show going down in Vegas! There is a star-studded list of nominees, all of country’s biggest stars from Taylor Swift to Luke Bryan are hoping that they take home some accolades, but we can’t help ourselves by taking a look at the hot (and not so hot) celebs on the red carpet. There was a whole lot of cleavage tonight. SO much so that even Dolly Parton would have been blushing. Ok, maybe not?! Check out the ACM red carpet photos 2014 below.

Before You Exit Release Dangerous Video!

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Our favorite pop trio Before You Exit is at it again!

The pop trio, known as Before You Exit, have released their music video for new hit single, “Dangerous”. “Dangerous”, co-written by Connor and Riley McDonough and mixed by Serben Ghenea, was premiered last week on Radio Disney. The video was directed by James Davis II.

About the video, Connor said, “The Dangerous video is definitely one of our favorite videos to date. It was the craziest experience faking getting arrested because it was actually quite scary! Haha hope everyone loves the video!”.

The band is currently out on their spring headlining tour with Plug In Stereo as direct support, along with Macy Kate and Spencer Sutherland. The tour, titled The Dangerous Tour kicked off last week in Raleigh, NC. Before You Exit released their new EP, I Like That, last February. The EP’s title track, peaked at #4 on Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown. When you combine the creative intuition of musical brothers with the wisdom and input of chart-topping songwriters, you get an album of finely crafted pop bursting with spirited authenticity. Though the three brothers in Before You Exit were just in their teens, they had the talent, sophistication, and confidence to find their distinct pop-rock aesthetic through writing with such songwriting heavyweights. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.BeforeYouExit.com.

The Orlando, Florida-based band of brothers have been playing ever since they were little. The group consists of Connor McDonough, 20, (Vocals/Guitar), Riley McDonough, 18, (Vocals), and younger brother Toby McDonough, 16, (Vocals/Guitar) and they’ve already began to make their mark on the world.

With their most recent EP, I Like That, the three brothers have crafted a soaring pop album of uplifting relationship songs that effortlessly blend sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. “We were searching for a sound, and wrote with as many people as we could. It helped us grow and write better songs. For this album we wrote 30 to 40 songs and picked our favorites,” Riley McDonough says. The band drew inspiration and wrote songs from sessions with such seasoned vets as Robert Ellis Orall (Taylor Swift), Dan Book and Alexei Misoul (Hot Chelle Rae), Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Bobby Huff, and Stephen Barker Liles (Love and Theft). The album standout and first single, “I Like That”, is a tune with tenderly romantic lyrics and big pop-rock beat. Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo, along with Connor McDonough, produced the album. “They really listened to what we wanted to do and let us try out our ideas, no matter how crazy,” Connor says laughing. “Because of that, we feel really connected to the way the recording turned out,” Riley adds. The group is even more excited for the release of their brand new music coming soon!

With Before You Exit’s release, the I Like That EP, the bandhas been critically acclaimed by the likes of MTV, J-14, Seventeen, Radio Disney, Teen, Teen Vogue, Popstar!, Just Jared, just to name a few. The band has also toured/played with high profile acts such as Cody Simpson, Olly Murs, The Wanted, Fifth Harmony, and even the Jonas Brothers.

Conjuring up the optimism in the band’s name-inspired by the sentiment “make a difference before you exit”- the band works daily to make their way to the top but they never fail to stop and appreciate what has got them thus far. “There’s no way we’d be anywhere without our incredible fans. They are behind us every step of the way and are a huge piece of this band,” states youngest brother, Toby. In light of the many short lived and fly by night artists, this young, singer/songwriting, brother driven band, is one to be around for a while.

You go boys!

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CELEB SPOTTING: Mack Wilds Gets Down at NYC’s Highline Ballroom

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Grammy-nominated singer Mack Wilds (aka Tristan Wilds, who starred as Mason Dixon on CW’s 90210 series) at the Highline Ballroom.

Recently, Mack Wilds performed in his hometown to a packed crowd at the famed music venue in the heart of NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. Performing songs off of his Grammy–nominated debut album, New York: A Love Story, as well as covers of D’Angelo’s “How Does it Feel” and Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time,” Mack even surprised fans by bringing out Jadakiss, Troy Ave, Maino and DJ Khaled.

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Um, hottie alert!!!!

Photos via: Dino Perrucci Photography

Pia Mia Is Kanye West’s Protege and Other Girlfriend?

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Pia Mia, Kanye West’s protege, could possibly be his other girlfriend?

Radaronline.com is reporting that even though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a ball getting ready for their big wedding, West’s relationship with his hot young protege Pia Mia is also getting attention.

Via Radaronline.com,

“West and the stunning songstress have been working on music together under his GOODMUSIC production company for the past few months. “Kanye is producing some tracks for her and he’s quite involved,” a source in his camp tells Radar exclusively. “He believes she could be the next Rihanna.”

Pia, born Pia Ajdba Mia Perez, is only seventeen and “Kanye has made it clear to everyone that their relationship is strictly creative,” the insider says. But as they’ve grown closer, and the teen has become one of his trusted advisors, their relationship has raised eyebrows.

One source who worked with the singer on a shoot in L.A. earlier this month tells Radar, “Kanye called her and the conversation sounded kind of flirty and romantic. It could be that they are just good friends but it was definitely more than just a professional call.”​

Another James Franco type scandal, perhaps, Mr. West?

A source supposedly told Radar Online that he sees Pia Mia as the key to keeping himself relevant and using her to grow his career…because we all know being involved with Kim Kardashian certainly isn’t helping his career any. Am I right?!!!

“Kanye thinks she’s young, fresh and hip — totally his target audience,” the insider says. “He’s been consulting her on a lot of his creative projects, including the Kanye x APC collection.” The source went on to add, “Kanye’s creative team was pretty shocked that he would use a teenager as his confidante. And Kim was actually kind of agitated by it, because he doesn’t usually want her input on design stuff. She was a little jealous.”

I highly doubt Kanye is trying to kick it with a 17-year-old, but then I again I would never have expected that from my beloved James Franco either. Sigh.

Pharrell Joining The Voice, Adam Levine Might Not Be Returning As Judge

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For all of you “The Voice” fans, you may be getting some sad news soon. Adam Levine, who has been on The Voice for six seasons, may not be coming back.

Via our friends at Extra TV:

Levine has been a mainstay on “The Voice” for the past six seasons, but will he return for a seventh? “Extra’s” special correspondent Charissa Thompson caught up with the singer, who admitted he was excited about the Pharrell news, but didn’t know if he would be joining new coach Pharrell for the next cycle.

Adam said, “Man that’s great…When I found out that news, don’t know if we’ll be joining him because once again I’m checking my schedule, so when I verify I will be more excited.”

Usher also weighed in on Pharrell, saying, “I’m really happy, given that I felt like maybe I had some influence in the decision, given the fact that he came in as a mentor with me.”

Shakira offered her support, saying, “I love Pharrell, he’s great, I’ve worked with him in the past, he’s really awesome, he’s gonna do a terrific job I’m sure.”

I’m sure Pharrell will be awesome, but if Adam leaves I think it definitely will be a different show.

Who is your favorite The Voice judge?

Shakira Says Media Misinterpreted Her “Territorial” Statement About Her Husband

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Shakira is now further explaining what she said about her boyfriend Gerard Pique to the media. About a month ago, Billboard magazine posted an interview with Shakira in which she called her man “very territorial. Since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women.”

However now that everyone has been wondering why Shakira would be with a man who many deemed controlling and jealous, the Voice judge is now having to clarify her statement. Apparently she was just being funny.

She said, “I was being humorous and now I see that some press took it very literally! The reality is that we have a beautiful relationship of mutual trust, and jealousy has never been an issue on either side.”

She went on to say, “I’ll be more careful when attempting to use my sense of humor, as clearly it can be easily misinterpreted!”

Interesting sense of humor you have there Shakira! I don’t get it, but whatever!

Demi Lovato Topless Photos Surface!

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Demi Lovato topless photos have surfaced and they are REAL! The pop superstar is shown in a series of photos that leaked out on Saturday. And how do we know for certain that the pics are in fact Miss Lovato?

Well, there is also a photo of her in bed with boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. And yes, there are in fact still dating so it is not a Lovato look-alike.

Not so surprising is that neither Lovato nor Valderrama have commented about the leaked pictures. And will they? Probably not.

Let’s just hope there isn’t a Demi Lovato sex tape on the horizon. Handy Manny would definitely be canned.

Check out the uncensored Demi Lovato topless photos here.