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More than just celebrity gossip

Brandy and Fiance Ryan Press End Engagement

Sadly it’s another celebrity couple gone splitsville! Brandy and fiance Ryan Press have broken up and called off their engagement, Brandy’s rep told Us Weekly. “They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on,” the rep said in a statement.

It was first announced in December 2012 that the singer was engaged to the music exec, but now the two are going their separate ways for now. “They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship,” the rep explains. “Brandy is 35 now — that’s what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman.” The rep continued: “Brandy has a daughter and she still wants to be married and have more kids but she is working on so many other things right now. They haven’t ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time.”

I feel really bad for Brandy. Though the two will still be friends, I know how bad she wants love and to be married (she got emotional about it several times during her VH1 reality show, Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business). I think no matter how much some may deny it, deep down we all want love (cue Rihanna music), and Brandy’s no different. I thought she had finally found it with Ryan, but things happen. Hopefully, she finds the one for her one day!

Image via Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images

CELEB SPOTTING: Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss Take NYC

Seemingly new besties Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss were spotted strolling the streets of New York City for a girls’ night out on Monday!

The singer and supermodel were somewhat matching in gray and black ensembles, letting the pretty just shine through! The pair seem to be developing a great friendship, and were seen last week out and about in the city as well.

They’ve even posted several pics to Instagram, showing off their visit across the California coast, which included a stop at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. “Beach, forests, cliffs, Northern California, sand, flower picking,” Taylor tweeted along with with a cute little black and white shot of her and Karlie. “Best road trip ever.”

These two seem joined at the hip! Busy being young and having fun!

Image via JDH Imagez / Splash News

Miranda Cosgrove, T-Boz and More Get Their Minion Experience On

Minions, Minions and more Minions helped Universal Studios Hollywood celebrate the premiere of its new immersive 3D Ultra HD digital animation adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and expansive interactive experience, “Super Silly Fun Land.”

Miranda Cosgrove looked stylish as she was reunited with her animation sisters from the movie (Dana Gaier & Elsie Fisher). The girls also posed with some execs from the blockbuster film & NBCUniversal. Even Gru and a couple of his minions can be seen strutting their stuff down carpet.

“Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” is based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated film franchise, and created in collaboration with Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment. The ride will resonate with the same endearing qualities and characters that catapulted the franchise to worldwide blockbuster fame.

Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore Have Sex In Trailer for Maps To The Stars

Robert Pattinson is in a new flick with Julianne Moore and it is more than you may have expected from the Twilight star.

In the movie, R-Patz plays a limo driver who pretty much has his way with a client played by Julianne Moore in the trailer for their new film Maps to the Stars.

Apparently this movie is supposed to be about a complex look about Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture. Yeah, pretty much that we are obsessed with the idea of celebrity. And Julianne plays Havana, an actress who dreams of starring in a remake of the film that made her late mother a star in the 1960s.

Also starring in the movie, which was directed by David Cronenberg, are Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, and Evan Bird.

It definitely looks like an interesting flick and has a nice cast. Add a little awkward sex and you’ve got a hot ticket. All I have to say is Julianne Moore gets better with age!

Check out the NSFW trailer of Maps To the Stars below.

MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet 2014 (PHOTOS)

It’s definitely NOT the Oscars, but the MTV Movie Awards is an important event in its own right. Celebrities do daring fashion choices and nominees cross their fingers for that golden popcorn statue. We simply LOVE to see the red carpet fashion. Check out the MTV Movie Awards red carpet photos 2014 below.

25 Celebrities At Coachella 2014

The Coachella 2014 festival is under way and after day two, there have already been a slew of celebrities taking in the music. The two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert brought out big names during the first weekend like Katy Perry, Jared Leto, Gwen Stefani and more. Check out photos of 25 celebrities at Coachella 2014 below!

1. Emmy Rossum

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Marries Lauren Kitt

Yes, Nick Carter’s wedding to Lauren Kitt did finally happen.

My 13 year old self is crying inside, while my 34-year old self is…well, crying inside. Okay, nah, I’m okay…really. Nick Carter started out as my favorite Backstreet Boy and then I let my sister have him while I then claimed AJ McLean as my future husband. Well now, we both lost. Nick Carter is the last Backstreet Boy to marry, even though he vowed he would never take the plunge.

Um, never say never?!

According to In Touch Weekly,

The Backstreet Boy, 33, married fitness expert and actress Lauren Kitt, 29, in a breathtaking ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 12, his rep Jack Ketsoyan of EMC Bowery tells In Touch exclusively.

“This is the best day of my life,” Nick tells In Touch. “I’m so happy to be marrying the love of my life.”

The pair got engaged last February when Nick popped the question — with a seven-carat diamond ring! — during a romantic boat ride to a secluded island in the Florida keys.

In a series of wedding photos posted on Just Jared.com, Nick doesn’t exactly look thrilled to be married. See photos here.

At any rate, I wish them both years of happiness. Now excuse me while I go sulk.

Watch Drake Wear A Disguise and Ask People About HIMSELF! (VIDEO)


Drake did something pretty funny recently. He did a special edition of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News” on Thursday where he dressed in a disguise and interviewed random pedestrians about himself.

Drake rocked a beard and glasses and really didn’t look like himself. He tricked the strangers by asking them to review his hosting gig at the ESPYs, discussing such supposed moments as Drake crying and doing a Taylor Swift impersonation.

You totally have to see what happens! It’s HILARIOUS! Who knew Drake had a fun personality?

Ed Sheeran Covers Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” (VIDEO)

Singer Ed Sheeran stopped by “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, where he talked about his new song “SING,” his new album, and he even did a little singing.

Interestingly enough, he didn’t sing his own song. Instead, he sang Beyonce’s Drunk In Love! And he did so pretty awesomely too.

To be honest, I could listen to Ed sing the phone book. His voice is so soothing to me.

Ed’s new album X (pronounced “multiply”) is due on June 23rd, and he recently revealed the first single “SING” which was produced by Pharrell. If you are a Pharrell fan, you know dang well this song is good! Funny thing is, Ed wasn’t so sure about doing the song. At any rate, it happened and so did Sheeran’s cover of Beyonce’s Drunk In Love.

Check it out below. It’s pretty sweet.


Amanda Bynes’ Mother Lynn Bynes Takes Daughter Off Meds!

Amanda Bynes’ mother Lynn Bynes has now come out publicly saying that her daughter does NOT suffer from Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Apparently the only problem Amanda had was week.

And now after all the crazy, Amanda is off all medications. Lynn Bynes says, “She has no mental illness whatsoever.”

TMZ reports that

“Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held. According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains “gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.” As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.

Amanda’s mom won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill. The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.

Amanda’s lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.

Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktail in a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia.

Amanda spent weeks at the UCLA psych ward and at times was so incoherent she had to be restrained. Amanda left after she became freaked out by other patients. Sources tell us, during Amanda’s stay at a Ventura County psych hospital, she would tell doctors about the “Bad Amanda” and mimicked an exorcism and began biting herself.

Tamar Arminak, the celebrity lawyer who reps Amanda’s mom, tells TMZ, “Amanda is now on zero medication.” Her mother believes all the talk about Schizophrenia is false and that’s why she took her off the meds. The mom says she’s had no psychotic episodes in the last few months.

And now we are hearing that sources close to the child actor are scared that Bynes is off the meds. Um, I certainly have a hard time believing that all that cray cray was from a little bit of pot smoking. Excuse me, but do you see Snoop Dogg or Wiz Khalifa acting like a crazy person starting fires in their neighbors driveway and calling people ugly on Twitter?

Exactly. There’s a whole lot of something going on with Miss Bynes! Here’s hoping her mother snaps out of her denial real quick.

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.


The 2014 Billboard Music Awards Nominations Are Out!

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are on the way, and the full list of nominations have come out! Leading the pack are Lorde and Imagine Dragons, who both have 12 nominations. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus are also up for a bunch as well!

Billboard’s Milestone Award, which was launched last year to “honor musical ingenuity and innovation” (the dedicated Beliebers won the fan-voted award for Justin Bieber)  will be presented again this year. Up for the award are Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood. The six finalists will become three, and fans will be able to vote online, as well as enter a contest to present the award alongside Kelly Rowland during the telecast.

Check out the partial list of the nominations below  (you can see the full list here)!

Top Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist:
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande

Top Male Artist:
Luke Bryan
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry

Top Duo/Group:
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Luke Bryan
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top R&B Artist:
Pharrell Williams
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist:
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Top Country Artist:
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:
Capital Cities
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons

Top Latin Artist:
Marc Anthony
Gerardo Ortiz
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. Did your favorite artist make the cut?

Image via Audiocastle

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


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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