Chris Brown: I Dumped Karrueche For Rihanna!

Chris Brown says he has officially BROKEN UP with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran …  explaining, “I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna.”

Brown just made the announcement … saying, ”I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I have decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.”


The announcement comes after Brown and Rihanna were spotted together at the Jay Z concert in Brooklyn last night. The two had been hanging around each other A LOT lately … and did some hardcore flirting at the MTV VMAs. Could those series of sightings and public PDAs have been a prelude to this?

Karrueche had posted a cryptic tweet last night reading, “Bye baby.” Now it makes sense. But why, oh, why did this come just now? Baby, love can be a terrible thing sometimes!

Are you in favor of Chris Brown and Rihanna getting back together? OR, should all THREE of them stay single for a while? Feel free to holler at us about this hottest love triangle issue!

Source: TMZ

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Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey Feud: Which ‘American Idol’ Judge Should Stay?

Does Nicki Minaj’s profanity-laced outburst on the set of American Idol raise questions about whether she’s right for the family-friendly singing competition?

With a career as a no-holds-barred rapper, Minaj – who is heard on the tape saying to fellow new judge Mariah Carey, “I’m not f–––in’ putting up with her f–––ing highness over there” – brings a previously unseen edge to Fox’s hit show. But her on-set antics haven’t been received well by all.

Barbara Walters recounted speaking to Carey about the incident on The View Thursday. “[Mariah] said that what you heard was troublesome, but that’s not what worries her,” Walters told the audience. “When Nicki walked off the set, people heard her say if she had a gun she would ‘shoot that b––h.’ “


Minaj took to Twitter Thursday to refute Walters’s and Carey’s claims of any threats of gun violence. “Hey yAll. Lets just say Nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it cuz she’s a black rapper. Lmao. I’ll then hit up Barbara n milk it,” she Tweeted.

“Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz,” Minaj continued. (Minaj refers to her fans as Barbz.)

In this feud between two new American Idol judges, whose side are you taking? Should Nicki Minaj just walk away from this newfound career; or should Mariah Carey just welcome her with open arms? Feel free to share your thoughts about this latest celebrity beef!

Source: People

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Chris Brown And Rihanna Get Physical In Public!

No, not in THAT way! There were no cuts and bruises involved! Chris Brown and Rihanna are barely trying to hide it anymore — getting up close and personal at a NYC nightclub late Monday night … then carousing at Rihanna’s hotel for hours.

Chris and Rihanna hit up Griffin nightclub in the Meatpacking District — we’re told they arrived 5 minutes apart, and quickly ended up at the same table. Sources inside the club say the two were all over each other, and even disappeared together in a bathroom for 20 minutes. What should we make out of these “coincidences?”

People inside the club say the duo were kissing and hugging out in the open. The two left the club separately — but hours later, Chris was spotted leaving the Gansevoort Hotel, where Rihanna was staying.


By the way, Tuesday afternoon, Chris’ clueless GF Karrueche tweeted that Chris sent her roses, a teddy bear and chocolates — maybe a lame, “I’m sorry.” So we gotta ask …

How much longer can they hold out until they admit to the world that they’re finally back together? How much public canoodling and kissing can Karrueche take before she finally decides to drop CB permanently? Tell us what you think of this budding reunion!

Source: TMZ

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Nicki Minaj Blows Up On Mariah Carey During ‘American Idol’ Auditions

Nicki Minaj derailed the “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday, after swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out” … but Mariah FIRED RIGHT BACK with insults of her own. In a footage obtained by TMZ, Nicki is clearly furious … shouting, “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”

Mariah can be heard saying, ““Oh why, WHYYYY .do I have a three year old sitting around me?” Carey continues, “I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”

We’re told the whole thing exploded over a disagreement over a contestant’s performance.


Nicki: Think I’m playin? Think this sh*t is a f*cking joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Say one more disrespectful thing to me, if you say one more disrespectful thing to me — off with your head!

Mariah: I am not being disrespectful.

Nicki: Off with your head, off with your head.

Nicki: Don’t tell me I’m insecure, don’t tell me I’m inadequate … you gonna get sent [inaudible] just fall back; don’t … you don’t know [inaudible] I don’t feel inadequate. You’re the insecure one sittin’ up there running down her resume every five minutes.

According to our friends at MouthToEars.com, producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down.  We’ve confirmed that happened. Big wigs on the show seem uncharacteristically upset by the blow up.  It seems producers are worried about Mariah and Nicki co-existing for the long haul.

Do you think this feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was just staged for publicity? Dish out your comments on this latest celebrity beef!

Source: TMZ

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‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host 85th Oscars

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.

MacFarlane, 38, who is also the co-creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, is no stranger to live performance. In September, he kicked off Saturday Night Live‘s 38th season by hosting the premiere episode, and he’s entertained sold-out audiences at both London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

“Seth is unbelievably talented,” Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Hawk Koch said in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier with the creative team we’ve assembled.”


MacFarlane – who has been nominated for 13 Emmys and two Grammys during his illustrious career – shared his own excitement in a statement.

“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlane said. “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.”

Do you think Seth MacFarlane would make a good host for the 85th Oscars? Who did you expect to be chosen as host? Feel free to broadcast your personal expectations and votes for the next Oscars!

Source: People

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Drew Barrymore Becomes First-Time Mom To Baby Olive!

Drew Barrymore is a mom! The actress and Will Kopelman welcomed their first child – a daughter — on Wednesday, PEOPLE confirms.

“We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born Sept. 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family,” the couple tell PEOPLE in a statement. “Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives.”

Although rumors of pregnancy began swirling in February, Barrymore, 37, never said a word, preferring to let her June wedding portrait speak for itself. In it, her husband — an art consultant — gently cradles his wife’s growing baby belly.


“I can’t wait until I have my children,” the actress recently told Haute Living, indirectly referring to her pregnancy. “I just want to build fun, great things for my family.”

“Drew is so motherly,” a source told PEOPLE in January. “Will would like to be a dad. Family is so important to him.”

Are you happy that Drew Barrymore has finally become a mother for the first time? Will she and Will Kopelman turn out to be good Hollywood parents? Feel free to dish out your comments and opinions through the comment box below!

Source: People

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Joshua Jackson Was Katie Holmes’ First Love!

She may have kept a poster of Tom Cruise on her wall as a kid, but Katie Holmes’ first big, real-life romance was with another tall, dark and handsome Hollywood man: Joshua Jackson.

Last Thursday, Jackson, 35, revealed that he recently received an out-of-the-blue call from his Dawson’s Creek costar Holmes, now 33 and freshly divorced from Cruise, 50. ”Like any old friend, it was like, ‘Oh, hi how are ya? What’s going on?’; ‘I had a kid,’” the Fringe actor said of his phone chat with Suri’s now-single mom. “It was very nice, actually.”

And though the Fringe star has been in a relationship with Diane Kruger since 2006, back in the day, he and Holmes were a very serious item. In a September 1998 Rolling Stone cover story (“Katie Holmes: The Sweetheart of Dawson’s Creek”), the rising WB star, then 19, opens up about her romantic misfortunes — and fortunes.


“I had really good luck this past year and I had a really wonderful, amazing experience,” says the actress. When asked point-blank whether that “amazing experience” was with her costar Jackson, Holmes fesses up. ”I’m just going to say that I met somebody last year, I fell in love, I had my first love, and it was something so incredible and indescribable,” admits Holmes, who first broke out as a young star in director Ang Lee’s 1997 film The Ice Storm.

Before marrying Cruise in 2006 — they finalized their split last month — Holmes dated Chris Klein for five years. Shortly after she and Klein, 33, called off their engagement in 2005, Holmes and Cruise stepped out together.

Do you think Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson could have made a great couple had they ended up together? Does first love ever really last? Share your own “first love” stories with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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Reese Witherspoon Welcomes Baby Boy Tennessee James!

Oh, baby: Reese Witherspoon is a mom for the third time. The actress gave birth to a son, Tennessee James Toth, on Thursday, Sept. 27, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today,” the rep says. “Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.” And who isn’t thrilled about a new Hollywood baby, right?

The baby is Witherspoon’s first child with her husband, whom she married in March 2011. She is already mom to Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8½, from her prior marriage. In March, a source told PEOPLE that the actress, 36, was eager to have another child.


Witherspoon, who initially kept her pregnancy under wraps, subsequently showed off her baby bump all around the world over the spring and summer — from appearances at the Cannes Film Festival to lunches and errands at home in Los Angeles. “Frankly, I’m feeling very round,” she told reporters in June.

Are you jealous that Reese Witherspoon has another gorgeous kid to add to her brood? What do you think of the baby moniker Tennessee James? Feel free to broadcast your thoughts and opinions via the comment box below!

Source: People

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Johnny Lewis Found Dead In L.A.: Suspect In Murder Mystery

Johnny Lewis – who had big roles on “Sons of Anarchy,” and “The O.C.” and once dated Katy Perry – was found dead yesterday … and his body was discovered at the same L.A. property as an 81-year-old woman he’s suspected of murdering … TMZ has learned.

According to our law enforcement sources, 28-year-old Lewis was found in a driveway Wednesday morning in the Los Feliz neighborhood — and the elderly woman who owned the home was found dead inside … the victim of a homicide.  Investigators say they believe Lewis beat the woman to death.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … cops believe Johnny was on drugs– either PCP or meth — at the time he allegedly killed a woman and then fell to his death. Sources tell us … after allegedly killing the 81-year-old woman, Johnny had fought with two men for 3 to 4 minutes … hurting at least one of them.


We’re told Johnny initially used a 2×4 to attack the men … and then used his bare hands. Law enforcement sources say the men he fought with say Johnny showed “super-human strength” and was “phenomenally strong.” We’re told Johnny tried to break into the house of one of the men … and it took 3 people to hold him back.

Lewis dated Perry back in 2006 — and attended numerous Hollywood events together. Lewis played Kip ‘Half-Sack’ Epps on “Sons of Anarchy” for 2 seasons, and also had one-off roles on “Criminal Minds” … “Bones” … and “CSI.”

Do you think drugs prompted Johnny Lewis to commit these alleged violent acts? Give us a holler about this topic!

Source: TMZ

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Legendary Singer Andy Williams Dies At 84

Andy Williams died Tuesday night at his home in Branson following a yearlong battle with the disease [bladder cancer], his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday. He was 84.

He became a major star the same year as Elvis Presley, 1956, with the Sinatra-like swing “Canadian Sunset,” and for a time he was pushed into such Presley imitations as “Lips of Wine” and the No. 1 smash “Butterfly.” But he mostly stuck to what he called his “natural style,” and kept it up throughout his career. In 1970, when even Sinatra had given up and (temporarily) retired, Williams was in the top 10 with the theme from “Love Story,” the Oscar-winning tearjerker. He had 18 gold records and three platinum, was nominated for five Grammy awards and hosted the Grammy ceremonies for several years.


His wholesome image endured one jarring interlude. In 1976, his ex-wife, former Las Vegas showgirl Claudine Longet, shot and killed her lover, skiing champion Spider Sabich. The Rolling Stones mocked the tragedy in “Claudine,” a song so pitiless that it wasn’t released until decades later. Longet, who said it was an accident, spent only a week in jail. Williams stood by her. He escorted her to the courthouse, testified on her behalf and provided support for her and their children, Noelle, Christian and Robert.

He and his second wife, the former Debbie Haas, divided their time between homes in Branson and Palm Springs, where he spent his leisure hours on the golf course when Branson’s theaters were dark during the winter months following Christmas. Retirement was not on his schedule. As he told the AP in 2001: “I’ll keep going until I get to the point where I can’t get out on stage.”

For you, what legacy in the music industry has Andy Williams established? Tell us about your favorite Andy Williams song!

Source: Yahoo News

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