Harry Style Sweeps Taylor Swift Off Her Feet — Literally!

Harry Style Sweeps Taylor Swift Off Her Feet --- LiterallyTaylor Swift appears to be taking her love life in a new direction. The “Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer is seemingly taking her lyrics to heart as she moves on from recent ex, Conor Kennedy, and enjoys the company of One Direction hottie Harry Styles.

‘Carried her off stage’

“I had to literally do a double-take,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE of finding Styles, 18, with Swift, 22, on the set of The X Factor Thursday morning. ”He was smiling at her while she rehearsed. When she was done he jumped up on stage, picked her up, put her over his shoulder and carried her off stage,” the onlooker says. “The whole crew was really surprised.”

The young singers were also spotted by X Factor host Mario Lopez, who says he was slapped on the back by Styles during Swift’s rehearsal.

“I said, ‘What are you doing here,’ ” Lopez said on his 104.3 MY FM radio show Friday. “And he sort of [pointed] toward Taylor.”


Lopez went on to say he later saw the two “hand-in-hand.”

A telling sign of the budding relationship may have been a look Styles shared with his bandmate Niall Horan a week earlier after Horan told PEOPLE his favorite song of 2012 was Swift’s “Never Ever Getting Back Together.” When asked if he would ever date Swift, Horan gave a small laugh, looked at Styles and answered with a succinct, “no.”

Given that Taylor Swift IS really dating Harry Styles, how long do you think this new relationship will last? And can you guess the title of Swift’s next new single?

Source: People

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‘The Ataris’ Frontman Attacks Drummer On Stage

Crazy moment at The Ataris concert in Jersey this weekend … when the lead singer FLIPPED OUT and attacked his drummer … firing his guitar at the guy and then throwing the drum kit off the stage.

It was a pretty glorious meltdown … the band — famous for their 2003 hit “Boys of Summer” — were in the middle of a song when singer Kris Roe decided he HATED the way the drummer was playing. Roe finally reaches his breaking point … unstrapping his guitar and launching it at the drummer. When the drummer continued to play, Roe grabbed pieces of the drum set … lifted them over his head … and threw them off the stage, until the drummer got the message.

Roe then went to the mic and tried to explain himself — “Our drummer is f**king failing it tonight … I don’t know what his f**king problem is … but I’m gonna finish the set by myself.”

Kris — along with the rest of the band (sans drummer) — has issued a video statement explaining why he flipped out on stage. Kris says the drummer had been drinking heavily before the show … “for like 6 hours probably” … and was a mess on stage, missing beats and playing like crap. Kris says he would have liked to have handled the situation differently … “but c’mon … it’s rock ‘n roll.”

What can you say about this recent Ataris concert breakdown? Should they fire their drummer or their frontman? Feel free to give us a holler via the comment box below!

Source: TMZ

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Shakira Expecting First Child With Boyfriend Gerard Piqué

Yes, Shakira is pregnant. The singer, 35, confirmed the news in a post on her website Wednesday, explaining that she needs to cancel a work commitment as a result.

“As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days,” she writes.

“This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeart Radio Music Festival … I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss!” Awww, we are sure Shakira’s fans would understand that. But that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna miss her during her brief absence.

Shakira and Piqué, 25, central defender for FC Barcelona,confirmed their relationship in March 2011. This will be the first child for both. On Tuesday, NBC announced that she will temporarily replace Christina Aguilera as a judge on season four of The Voice.

Well, with all the baby news flooding in, we just gotta ask — do you think the baby will be as pretty as Shakira, or as handsome as Gerard Piqué? Ha! Either way, we are sure the child will be absolutely gorgeous and talented. Moniker suggestions, anyone?

Source: People

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‘Puddle Of Mudd’ Singer Booted From Flight And Arrested

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was just arrested at an Austin, TX airport for allegedly becoming drunkenly combative with a flight attendant while in the air — a rep for the Austin PD tells TMZ.

According to the Austin PD, Scantlin got into a verbal argument with a flight attendant over alcohol. It’s unclear exactly what provoked the argument, but a source with airport security says Scantlin was upset because the flight crew wouldn’t sell him booze. Scantlin’s flight was originally bound for L.A. but was re-routed to Bergstrom International Airport in Austin for an emergency stop, where Scantlin was booted from the plane.

A rep for the Austin PD tells us, Scantlin was arrested and booked for public intoxication, but he could also later face federal charges of interfering with a flight crew. FYI — Scantlin pled “guilty” to felony cocaine possession in July, but the judge agreed to clear his record in 18 months so long as Scantlin obeys all laws … a condition Scantlin may just have violated.

Bottom line — if Scantlin actually did cause a mid-air ruckus he could face prison time for the cocaine charge, as well as for public intoxication and interfering with a flight crew.

Are you a Puddle of Mudd fan? Did Wes Scantlin deserve to be booted from the plane and arrested for the in-flight ruckus he allegedly caused? Do share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: TMZ

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Bret Michaels And Kristi Gibson Call Off Engagement

The bloom is off the rose for Bret Michaels and girlfriend Kristi Gibson. The “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” singer and his longtime ladylove have called off their engagement, his rep tells PEOPLE.

“Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters,” says the rep.

Michaels, 49, and Gibson, 41, are parents to Raine Elizabeth, 12, and Jorja Bleu, 7. After 16-plus years together Michaels finally proposed to Gibson on Dec. 2, 2010, with the cameras rolling; the big moment aired on the finale of his VH1 show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.

Gibson stood by Michaels through a variety of ailments over the years, including an emergency appendectomy, a near-fatal brain hemorrhage and a stroke.

After all the roller coaster happenings between them, do you think that Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson were never meant to be? In your opinion, are they better off not together? What could be the biggest reason for their break up? (CUE: roll eyes upward as if it’s not THAT obvious!). You are most welcome to share your thoughts and opinions with us through the comment box below!

Source: People

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Westlife Singer Shane Filan Bankrupt After Failure To Tackle Debts

Westlife singer Shane Filan has been declared bankrupt in the UK. The Irish band have sold millions of records but Mr Filan suffered enormous losses in his country’s property crash.

In a statement, the 32-year-old said he had “worked long and hard” to tackle his debts and was devastated that his problems have come to this conclusion. The pop star filed for bankruptcy in the UK which has a less onerous bankruptcy regime than the Republic of Ireland. In the UK the period of bankruptcy typically lasts for a year but in the Republic of Ireland it is at least three years and more commonly 12 years.

Mr Filan owns a property company, Shafin Developments Limited, with his brother Finbarr. It was established in 2004 and had been involved in developments in Counties Leitrim and Sligo in the west of Ireland. Last month, the company was placed in receivership.

Earlier this week, the singer was declared bankrupt at Kingston-upon-Thames County Court and his name has been placed on the UK insolvency register. The father-of-three is the latest in a steady stream of highly indebted Irish property developers who have filed for bankruptcy in the UK.

Ireland has agreed to liberalise its bankruptcy regime as one of the conditions of its EU/ IMF bailout. However the country’s banks are concerned that the reforms could lead to a flood of mortgage defaults as ordinary homeowners use bankruptcy to escape from negative equity.

This is a sad news for everybody, especially for Westlife fans. Do you think Shane Filan could get out of his bankrupt status quickly?

Source: BBC News

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Sheryl Crow Reveals Having Brain Tumor

Sheryl Crow has a benign brain tumor, the singer revealed in a new interview.

“I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor,” Crow tells the Las Vegas Review Journal. The singer’s rep says that the Grammy winner, 50, is healthy and happy. The tumor is a meningioma, which is typically benign and develops from the brain and spinal cord linings. It should not require surgery.

Crow, who has two young sons, says she recently forgot some of the words to her song “Soak Up the Sun” while performing in Florida. “I’m 50, what can I say? My brain’s gone to [expletive],” she cracked at the time.

Crow battled breast cancer in 2006. “I think it was a great release for me, just going through the experience,” she told PEOPLE that year.  ”It’s what you do with the experience that really defines who you become … I let go of a lot of the pressure I used to put on myself.”

We’re glad to know that the tumor is benign and we’re pretty sure a lot of people are cheering her on. Readers, feel free to express your well-wishes and encouragement to Sheryl Crow in the comment box below!

Source: People

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‘The Band’ Singer Levon Helm Dies At 71

Levon Helm, the drummer, multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Band who kept the band’s heart for more than three decades, died “peacefully” Thursday afternoon, according to his record label, Vanguard Records. He was 71.

A statement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted Helm in 1994, called him the backbone of The Band. Helm had a voice unlike any other in rock music: definitively Southern, soulful and gritty, an oak-barreled whiskey that sometimes went down with a fiery kick. It was an American voice. Helm had been suffering from throat cancer. Despite reducing his voice to a rasp in recent years, it had not robbed him of his spirit.

At his home in Woodstock, New York, he regularly hosted the Midnight Ramble, weekly concerts that attracted sell-out crowds and all-star support from the likes of Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen. In the past decade, he recorded two albums, 2007′s “Dirt Farmer” and 2009′s “Electric Dirt,” that won Grammys. And he occasionally took the show on the road, making appearances at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Festival and Los Angeles’ Greek Theater.

After the Band’s split, Helm recorded a handful of solo albums and toured with his old bandmates, minus Robertson. There were losses there, too: Manuel committed suicide in 1986, and Danko passed away in 1999. Helm occasionally played with other groups, notably Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band. He also appeared in several movies, the best remembered of which is “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which won Sissy Spacek an Oscar for her portrayal of country star Loretta Lynn.

Helm had some hard times in the late ’90s. His studio was hit with a fire. The throat cancer took his voice and medical bills threatened his house. He nearly declared bankruptcy. But the Ramble, intended as a one-off “rent party,” according to Helm, helped raise money and revived his career. Indeed, it seemed there was nothing he enjoyed more than playing music for a few friends. In 2008, Helm received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award with The Band. He wasn’t present to receive it. He held a Midnight Ramble in Woodstock instead.

What do you miss most about Levon Helm? Share your fondest ‘The Band’ memories with us!

Source: CNN

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‘Lady Antebellum’ Star Marries Long-time Friend

It’s a three-for-all! Dave Haywood – the last single member of Lady Antebellum – tied the knot Saturday night with Kelli Cashiola on a private farm outside of Nashville.

The sun was setting over a breathtaking view from a hill as family, friends and Haywood’s bandmates, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, gathered around the couple at Front Porch Farms in Ashland City.

Singer and songwriter Dave Barnes provided the music for the intimate outdoor ceremony, which was followed by dinner and dancing. Guests were shuttled into the secret location.

The couple, who have been friends for nearly six years, publicly revealed their romance on Nov. 9 when Cashiola walked the CMA Red Carpet with him.

On Dec. 19, he surprised her with an early Christmas present when he spelled out “Will you marry me?” on the side of her house in Christmas lights. As he put the engagement ring on her finger, Cashiola said “Yes!”

The bride, 30, an executive with Warner Bros. Records in Nashville, wore a lacy white dress with a sash tied at the small of her back and a white flower in her hair. The groom, 29, wore a suit and tie.

Source: People

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