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CRAZY IN LOVE? Drake and Zoe Kravitz Getting Cozy At Beyonce Concert

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Heck with Rihanna. Drake seems to have moved on with Lenny Kravitz’s daughter Zoe! Either that, they are just really good friends. Mmhmm. Last month these two were spotted out having dinner together and now, it seems as if Drake is definitely trying to impress.

Get this, Drake and Zoe were spotted front and center at Beyonce’s latest show during the Mrs. Carter World Tour. Beyonce went onto impress with her hot show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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What do you think of these two hooking up?

Nicole’s Best X-factor dresses

Deciding which of Nicole’s dresses is the most fabulous is a little impossible seeing she looks spectacular in anything. Here are just a few of the singer’s gorgeous gowns and a little advice on how you can achieve the look for yourself.

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Embellished Beauty
Nicole opted for this plunging semi-sheer gown featuring statement black and gold floral embellishment. The dress was slashed in a stylish manner to both the thigh and the navel with delicate sheer lace panels. The singer accessorised with 18ct white and gold diamond earrings by Stephen Webster worth a total of £9,300. Visit Gala Bingo and try your luck with the fantastic Xfactor games, including Xfactor slot, Xfactor Judges Jackpot and Xfactor Scratch and maybe you’ll be able to get yourself your very own designer earrings like Nicole’s.

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GET THE LOOK
To achieve Nicole’s look, opt for smoky eyes and bronzed makeup to give you that sun kissed look Nicole’s never seen without. Pick up a similar semi-sheer gown such as this Serena black long lace dress from ForeverUnique or the cheaper alternative embellished strap back maxi dress from ASOS. Accessorise with gold and white earrings and a pair of black heels to finish the look.

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Retro Glam
This slinky burgundy sequin dress by Grachvogel is perfect for Nicole’s slim figure as it emphasizes curves and gives her that perfect silhouette look. The dress features a flattering asymmetric strap and a statement backless design. Nicole wore strappy black sandals by Manolo Blahnik and teamed her look with dark berry lips and her classic smoky eyes to match.

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Ben Stiller: The Journeys That Changed His Life

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Ben Stiller both stars in and directs his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which reinvents James Thurber’s classic short story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary imagination. In the film, Stiller’s Mitty embarks on a globe-trotting adventure that trumps anything in his daydreams. Inspired by his character’s epic trek, Stiller shared with Parade some of his own very personal, life-altering expeditions. Below, a few excerpts via our friends at Parade:

Father, Son, and The Holy Land

“My dad [actor Jerry Stiller] and I took a father-son bonding trip to Israel when I was about 16…We ended up diving in the Red Sea together…I met a girl on that trip and we had a whirlwind romance. Is it blasphemous to say we ended up making out near the Western Wall? It might be. But we did…It was one of those times you don’t ever forget.”

Failure is an Option

“Back in 1996 I directed a movie called The Cable Guy, starring Jim Carrey. It was a great creative experience but the movie was a big flop…And then a couple of years later I was in a movie that did well, There’s Something About Mary, and I knew that if people weren’t calling me as a director, I was fortunate enough to be able to work as an actor. It was good to have the Cable Guy experience before that success; it wasn’t that I just came out of the gate and everything was great…”

Finding The One

“ I proposed to Christine [actress Christine Taylor] when I was rehearsing Meet the Parents…I asked her father for permission before I did it…It was like Meet the Parents in real life, because Christine’s father is an intimidating guy who owns a security company; we’re good friends now, but at the time I was in the basement rec room saying, ‘I really would like to marry your daughter…’ He’s a man of few words but he was very welcoming. I was more nervous asking him than asking her…[Christine and my] relationship was a gradual thing that happened over a quick period of time, maybe seven or eight months. We just started hanging out with each other and it developed into, ‘Wow, this feels great. I really like this person. I think I love this person. I really do – I love this person.’ It hit me out of the blue.”

Baby on Board

“When your wife is pregnant for nine months, you get used to the idea of pregnancy. Obviously, you know where it’s leading, but it almost becomes this abstract idea; and then suddenly the next time you go back to the house, you have another person living with you. Who you’ve just met. Your child…I was thinking moment to moment: Just get her from the baby carrier to the crib…It’s a short distance but a huge change…My kids are 11 and 8 now, and I can see aspects of myself in them but I also see two totally unique individuals. And I wonder how they became so well adjusted!”

Check out Sunday’s Parade for more on Ben Stiller’s life-changing events.

Lea Michele Would Take A New Job As An X-Factor Judge

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Via Extra TV

“Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with Lea Michele on Wednesday at part one of “The X Factor” season finale.

Demi Lovato indeed confirmed she is leaving as a judge to concentrate on her music, and Michele revealed she would be interested in being a replacement, if creator Simon Cowell asked.

The “Glee” star laughed, “I probably will stalk him because I’m such a fan, and I think he is so awesome! FOX is my family; this is my home… If “X Factor” wants to have me, I’m around.”

Lea also told Terri that she and her late boyfriend Cory Monteith did get matching tattoos a few years back.

Michele recalled, “I remember we were at the Teen Choice Awards, a couple of years ago, and you said to me, ‘What is this rumor that you and Cory have gotten secret tattoos together?’ and I turned beet red and I was like, ‘What do you mean, what are you talking about… How did you know?!’” Terri smiled, “I just knew!” Lea responded, “Now you have the exclusive on ‘Extra’!”

The “The X Factor” finale concludes tonight on FOX!

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CELEB SPOTTING: Shahs of Sunset Stars are Truly Gold Diggers!

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Shahs of Sunset stars GG Gharachedaghi, Mike Shouhed and Reza Farahan panned for gold at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball concert this weekend. A self-pronounced gold addict, Reza removed many of his own gold rings to begin panning.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and former Miss Puerto Rico, Joyce Giraud, tried her hand at gold digging as well.

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Why Do Some Olympic Sports Allow Professional Athletes?

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The founder of the Modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, wanted the games played by amature athletes, not paid professionals. De Coubertin’s concepts embraced the ideal that a no-named, un-sung hero could rise up from nothing and win an Olympic medal. Athletes were considered “amateur” if they did not play or have a contract with a professional or semi-professional sports team and did not accept financial sponsorship from public corporations or athletic associations; amateur athletes however, could accept private financial support from wealthy family members or fans.

Professional Controversies

One of the first and most memorable Modern Olympic controversies occurred in 1912. Olympic athlete, Jim Thorp, was stripped of the gold medals he won in the pentathlon and decathlon. They Olympic committee discovered he played semi-professional baseball for two years, and was paid for his participation. His medals were eventually reinstated in 1983, 30 years after his death.

Another controversy occurred in the 1980s when two Canadian ice hockey players, Dan Wood and Mario Gosselin, played during the winter games, but had contracts to play professional ice hockey in the National Hockey League.

A defining occurrence that aided in the altering of the rules regarding professional athletes participating in the Olympic Games involved several countries within the Soviet Union. Olympic-contending athletes were financially supported by their governments and assigned to Red Army units that prepared them for the games. Because of this, these athletes trained for several hours a day, every day of the year, for many years. The athletes did not have jobs outside of their training, but were not considered professionals because they did not belong to professional sports teams, or athletic associations. This extensive training enabled the Soviet Union to produce exceptional athletes, whom ultimately won the majority of Olympic medals during the 1970s and 1980s. When the Olympic Committee became aware of this situation, rather than explain the rules to the Soviet Union and clarify the definition of “amateur,” they decided to change the rules and allow “all the world’s great male and female athletes to participate.”

The Ultimate Change

The official change to the Olympic Charter occurred in 1984 when the guidelines for eligible athletes were altered to include all athletes: after the 1988 games, the rule went into effect. It took several years for all sports and events in the Olympics to incorporate professional athletes. For example, ice hockey did not have professional athletes until the 1998 games and up until 2012, wrestling and boxing were the only sports that did not include professional athletes.

The Impact of Professional Athletes

The Olympic Games saw in incredible influx of viewers due to the participation of professional athletes. Many people accepted the changes and supported their favorite athletes during the games; thus, the games became marketable and the athletes, sponsored.

Many argue by allowing professional athletes into the Olympic Games it ruins the chance of aspiring young athletes to play in the games. Previously, Olympic contenders trained for four years, and then competed for the open spots on a team or in an event. Currently, it is common, in several events, for professional athletes to receive a call and asked if they would like to participate in the games, rather than compete for positions during qualifying tournaments.

It is also argued that many professional athletes do not take their role in the games seriously and only compete for publicity and sponsorship. Many professional athletes do not reside in the Olympic Village, but check into luxurious hotels and engage in recreational activities while the games take place.

About the author:

Sarah writes for allpro.eu on sports mostly the NFL.

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REPORT: Justin Bieber Retiring!

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Is Justin Bieber retiring? Well that is what he told Los Angeles hip hop station Power 106 during an interview.

Apparently after his next album “Journals” is set to release on December 23rd on itunes, he says that he is leaving the business.

He said on the Big Boy’s Neighborhood show, “After the new album, uh, I’m actually, uh, I’m retiring man, I’m retiring.”

He went on to add, “I’m just gonna take some time. I think I’m probably going to quit music… No, no, I’m just quitting music. I’m quitting everything. I’m quitting. I’m gonna go golf. No, I’m just messing around.”

So was this just something the Biebs said to grab attention? Was it said in haste? Did he say it because he’s delusional? Why would you say something like that anyways?

At any rate, after this was said, he never did clarify his statement however his team says that he was “just kidding”.

Come on now bro. It’s not April 1st yet! And I can pretty much bet you that there would be many broken hearts around the world. Check out the proof below.

CELEB SPOTTING: Adrian Grenier Helps Celebrate the Holidays with LACOSTE Fragrances

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Adrian Grenier hosted the start to LACOSTE’s holiday season by lighting the Lacoste Fragrance tree at the Time Warner Center in New York City recently.

Grenier said, “It was great to be part of the LACOSTE fragrance Christmas tree at Time Warner Center, you always have one person that is tough to buy for at Christmas and fragrance is such a great gift.”

Geez, I haven’t seen this guy in awhile. He looks the same and still has the most beautiful eyes in Hollywood.

Victoria’s Secret Angels Spread Cheer in NYC

Victoria's Secret Angels Celebrate Holiday 2013

On December 9th in New York, Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss shared their favorite gift picks straight from the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Herald Square store. This year’s official Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show t-shirt and jacket can be found in store and on VictoriasSecret.com AND in case you want something saucy for the holidays, all of the lingerie you saw in the sexy 2013 Fashion Show can be purchased at Victoria’s Secret, from the Very Sexy Long Line Push-Up Balconet Bra which Adriana Lima wore on the runway to the Victoria Fragrance that Karlie Kloss dabbed on to feel extra feminine before strutting her wings. You will find something to fit each lucky loved one on your shopping list this Holiday Season and you know you can look just as hot in those ensembles than the supermodels.

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Adriana and Karlie posed for photos with fans for two hours and customers who attended received free hair styling by ghd Hair Tools and mini makeovers!

Kylie Jenner’s Boyfriend Is…Not Jaden Smith

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Kylie Jenner appears on the annual issue of Seventeen Prom (on newsstands December 25th). In her interview with the magazine, Jenner spills her prom fashion and beauty tips and tricks so every girl can rule her prom. She also discusses the importance of confidence, her ideal prom date and how she’d raid her sisters’ closets for the occasion as well as her love of dancing. And well, Jaden Smith is NOT her boyfriend, okay?

Via Seventeen:

Own your confidence: “Since I was 9 years old, I’ve been in the entertainment business, and everyone is always telling me what – and what not – to do…you just get a tough skin and have to not care about what people think or you will not end up in a good place.”

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Choose your date very wisely: “I don’t have a boyfriend, but I do really want that boyfriend prom experience. I would want to go with someone who’s not afraid, or doesn’t think that he’s too cool, to show up at my house with a rose corsage. It would be nice for the guy to come over and be respectful and nice while my mom takes prom pics. But if I couldn’t find a boyfriend, I would want to go with one of my best guy friends, like Jaden [Smith]. I know I’d have fun with him – he makes me laugh and he is a great dancer.”

Don’t break the budget: “I borrow things from my sisters’ closets all of the time. For prom, I’d probably raid Khloe’s for shoes (she has the best shoes!), and Kim’s for dresses and handbags because I really admire her style a lot… You don’t have to go to some fancy restaurant for dinner either. Food is food, right? I’d definitely be at In-N-Out for a burger!”

Don’t be afraid to ask a guy to dance: “I love to dance, so I’m definitely always the first one out on the dance floor. And when it comes to guys, I don’t get shy. So if I wasn’t with a date, I wouldn’t have a problem going up to a guy and just saying, ‘Are you gonna dance with me?’ Trust me, it’ll work for you too! Guys like it when you aren’t afraid to make the first move.”

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John Mayer Who You Love Video Featuring Katy Perry

John Mayer’s Who You Love video is here and yes, it features his woman, lady love Katy Perry. Yes, they are in love and yes, they should have included the spoon to gag yourself with while watching. We kid. I do think it is cute that these two are dating and I hope it works out for both of them.

The video was directed by Sophie Muller (Rihanna’s Stay and Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire) and she puts these two in each other’s arms crooning to each other. In addition the video also features other supposed real life couples riding a mechanical bull in the desert, because that’s what couples in love do.

Of the video, Mayer said, “We set up the casting call for real couples. There was nothing scripted in that video, except putting the bull in the middle of the desert.”

I love John Mayer and his music, but what the eff was he thinking with this song? Just throwing that out there.

Check out the John Mayer Who You Love video featuring Katy Perry above and let us know what you think. Do you think these two will last?

Mark Wahlberg on Family, Faith, and the Importance of Legos

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In a candid interview with Parade, Mark Wahlberg opened up about receiving his high school diploma earlier this year, the big role faith plays in his life, who makes up his “entourage” these days, his new film, Lone Survivor, and more!

Here are the highlights:

What were your biggest takeaways from filming Lone Survivor?
It takes a very special individual to become a SEAL. I felt it was so important to give the guys who never came down off that mountain their due. My wife couldn’t talk for 45 minutes after she saw the movie. All she kept thinking about were the sons and fathers and mothers and daughters out there fighting for our freedom. You take it for granted.

How do you spend Sundays?
If the kids are good, I’ll have doughnuts for them at 6:30 in the morning, and I’ll say, “You guys gotta let Mommy sleep in!” I’ll go to church at 7:30 and everybody will be eating breakfast when I come home. Then we’ll go to church again at 10:30, if things aren’t too hectic. Or if one of the kids has a game we’ll watch them play. It’s a nice family day.

Faith is obviously a big part of your life.
It’s the most important part of my life. I don’t try to push it on anybody and I don’t try to hide it.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
My sons and I thoroughly enjoy Legos. We go to the toy store every week for more. I never want to take what we build apart; I want to put it on a shelf. My wife is starting to get a little annoyed with the Legos lying around.

Who’s in your entourage now?
My wife, the kids, and a wonderful nanny. When I’m filming, all the guys are with me; but if I’m not at work, I’m with my family.

Did you feel you had a lot to prove early in your career?
Certainly. I don’t think it was customary for people from a music background to be accepted in film in a serious way. Considering what I had to overcome, I’ve had plenty to motivate me. Even more so today—I’m passionate about what I do. I’m a little older, but I’m not getting lazy!

For more from Mark Wahlberg’s exclusive interview, including his new reality series about his family’s Boston burger joint, Wahlburgers, go HERE.

Dylan Sprouse Nude Photos LEAKED: Another Disney Star Makes Headlines!

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Welp, another Disney star is in the news for nothing good, unless you are into seeing other people’s privates. The next victim? Dylan Sprouse! Nude photos leaked today show the star and his junk in all their glory.

So how did the star react to the leaked pics? Well, he wrote a long freakin’ blog, not leaving out one ounce of feeling.

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“I figured I would write my thoughts on it all. After having a night to sleep on it and a day to reflect, I think there has been ample time to gather my thoughts while the encounter is still fresh.

First off, I will state that the reason I’m making light of the situation is because I don’t think what I did was wrong. To be blunt, I was proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot, and wanted to share it. I’m of the mindset that whoever you are, if you are proud of your body and want to show it off, so be it! You do you. There is an odd taboo with the human form (especially in the USA) and I don’t particularly think its a good thing to teach people that you should “hide yourself” as something incredibly sacred. Blah blah blah, that’s a medieval notion.

Secondly, the real problem here was not me sending my pictures to someone, but rather, sending them to the WRONG someone. The real travesty is a misplaced trust, and while I am certainly to blame for it, it is a shame that my private life was somehow forcibly dragged into the public’s perception of me. What is wrong is that, generally I try to stay cool and collected with my prose and a role model for kids (maybe not anymore shamefully) and this seemingly inconsequential act will likely affect the youth’s impression of me. Not only that, but I worry somewhat for my artistic integrity, and my academic integrity. Not exactly ideal, but I’m to blame and I’ll look this incident in the eye like a man. I did it, but I’d be damned if I didn’t own that shit like Beyonce would want me to.

Finally though, and I think that this is the most important part, because of this, I gained 200,000 followers on twitter, 40,000 followers on tumblr, and 20,000 followers on instagram…. It seems to me that the majority of people are actually praising this act as some sort of device to receive fame (or infamy). Why? I have no clue, I don’t entirely condone it though. I’ll make it clear my intent was for this not to happen, and how it has affected me so positively is an enigma to me that rings true of the human condition. Maybe people just like to see others mess up? I’m German by blood, so I feel you on that.

tl;dr? I was proud of myself and my progress since I was 14 and husky, I’m not proud of this incident’s potential lasting effects on my academic and artistic integrity. But I’m making the best of it through humor and I’m getting this shirt made today:

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I figured that if every interaction I have from here on is a chance of them having seen me like this, I may as well just show them anyways heh heh.

P.S. please stop sending me nudes you will not get any in return despite popular evidence”

Someone ain’t too proud. What are your thoughts on the Dylan Sprouse nude photos? I say, NOT bad!

Alicia Keys Reveals Ideal Dinner Party Guest List

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Alicia Keys appears in Marie Claire’s “20 Questions” in the January 2014 issue (on newsstands Dec. 17). The singer and philanthropist talks travel, secrets to a great song, and her secret personality trait.

Below are highlights from the interview via Marie Claire:

What brings you the greatest joy?

“My family. I lie in bed with my husband [music producer Swizz Beatz] and son, Egypt, and have little musical moments, which I love.”

Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party?

“Bono, Sheryl Sandberg, Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, and I wouldn’t mind Chris Rock. Definitely my husband, too.”

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

“People don’t expect me to be as funny as I am.”

What item in your closet do you wear the most?

“I have this vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this supercool feeling to it.”

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

“A friend once told me that all I need is three chords and the truth to make a great song.”

Jennifer Aniston Talks Turning 45, Her Short New Haircut and How In Love She Is

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In a candid interview with Parade, Jennifer Aniston opened up about her upcoming 45th birthday, why right now is the best time of her life, her short new haircut, and more!

Here are the highlights via our friends at Parade:

Have you had a favorite hairstyle through the years?
“Well, that’s a good question because I just chopped it all off! I’m loving it right now. It’s right below my ear. I went short! But I do that every couple of years. It’s just nice to do something different. We were at a photo shoot the other day and I just said let’s chop it off! It was one of those moments. I love doing something different and changing it up, but at the end of the day, I’m a lover of long hair. I just think it’s beautiful. I would have to say that’s my go-to fave.”

Lots of women envy your hair, but do you ever have hair envy?
“I think Giselle [Bundchen] has exquisite hair. That’s a pretty envious head of hair! And I love Kate Moss. She always has great hair.”

When do you feel most beautiful?
“I feel most beautiful when I’m just at home with [fiance] Justin Theroux in the morning. Or any time of day I’m with him.”

There are always so many rumors and reports surrounding you, but what do you want your real fans to know about your life right now?
“My life is so fantastic. I’m so happy. There are a lot of exciting things that I’m excited about doing. We’re about to do a sequel to Horrible Bosses, which is such a fun character for me. And I think I’m going to try at some point next year to direct a full-length feature, which I’m extremely excited about. I’m just so happy and I’m grateful for my fans. I just hope I keep doing work that they love.”

You’ll be 45 in February. What do you know now that you didn’t at 25?
“That there’s nothing to worry about — although I don’t think I had a care in the world at 25, either. That all started in my 30s, my awkward phase. I’m a little bit of a late bloomer! But it doesn’t matter to me because it just gets better. They do say youth is wasted on the young, but I feel just as youthful now — if not more — than I did when I was 25. I’m more in my body; I’m more in my mind. Life is full. Life is wonderful. We’re very, very fortunate.”

For more from Jennifer Aniston’s exclusive interview, including watching Friends reruns and her childhood fascination with hospitals, go to Parade.com.

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