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- 12/18/12--07:06: Megan Fox looks great in blue, visits Leno.
- 12/18/12--19:33: it's okay, I'm sure he has a lot of black friends
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- 12/18/12--19:45: 'Game of Thrones' Gets Its Own Beer
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Blink 182 has the number one album on itunes, but revealed they barely spoke when recording 'Neigberhoods' last year.
Speaking to Billboard, guitarist/frontman Tom DeLonge said the bands reformation, after a five-year hiatus, and the recording of their 2011 sixth studio album was anything but smooth.
He explained: "We weren't even in the same room. We were barely talking; we were in different studios. No one really commented on each other's parts, no one pressed anyone's buttons. Everyone was on eggshells."
Now back with a new EP, titled 'Dogs Eating Dogs', which is due for release on December 18, things are looking a lot more positive for the pop-punk trio despite splitting from their record label Interscope. "We're connecting and laughing and making jokes and making fun of each other," says DeLonge. "There was no laughing on 'Neighbourhoods'."
Speaking about the split from a major label, he added: "It was totally us. We're ready to move on. At the same time, what (Interscope does) best and what they know how to do at this moment is more like hip-hop and R&B and pop music. There are a lot of labels that are doing really well with rock bands and they're just not one of them. I just don't think the partnership made any sense."
The pop punk trio will be putting out their new EP in three different packages, including the Santa's Lap package, which includes a t-shirt, limited edition poster, wrapping paper and a Christmas card, the Nice package, which includes a hoodie, wrapping paper and card and the Naughty package, which includes a shirt and card.
Also available for $3.99 on itunes
so happy for them, love the ep!
Miley Cyrus gave her all on stage at the VH1 Divas when she performed Rebel Yell on Sunday night. While the entertainer always gets feedback on every performance from fans, one artist she was glad to hear from was Billy Idol. Apparently Idol watched the performance and was so impressed he wanted to let Miley Cyrus know he approved.
“I enjoyed seeing Miley Cyrus having fun rockin' out with Rebel Yell last night on vh1divas! 'Take that bitches'!” tweeted Billy Idol from his official Twitter account on Monday. The entertainer got the attention of his fans and Miley Cyrus' fans as giving the song gave his blessing was a big deal as most older rockers shy away from addressing new versions of a song.
While Miley Cyrus’ performance on VH1 Divas was one of the most discussed segments on the show, she did a great job. Giving fans her version of punk rocker fashion and making the song an emotional journey, many fans felt a special connection to the performance. Obviously Billy Idol did too.
Elbe told the whole story -- in painfully graphic detail -- on an MMA website ... explaining how he was having sex with his GF, who was "on top" ... when she bounced a little too high, and crunched Ray's erect penis.
According to Ray, his penis "fractured" ... and "blood was everywhere." Ray says he immediately passed out from the pain.
Ray says he was rushed to a nearby hospital ... and underwent emergency surgery to close the wound and repair a "slight tear" in his urinary tube.
Elbe says the pain was so severe after the surgery, his johnson was "throbbing with each heart beat."
Elbe says he expects to make a full recovery -- and was ordered to take "anti-erection pills" for two weeks.
The fighter says he learned a hard lesson from the experience -- and will never let his GF be "on top" ever again.
Elbe also explained, "In an attempt to make it up to me ... [my GF] has promised me a threesome of my choice when we get to the Philippines ... which usually has some solid talent."
So do you have sex battle wounds, ONTD?
The new White House comedy 1600 Penn already has critical admirers, and NBC seems bullish on it; the network is running a special “preview” of the pilot tonight (op note: last night) in advance of the show’s official January premiere. “It’s a dubious idea to give a ‘sneak preview’ of any series nearly a month in advance, but NBC might be doing the right thing with its new comedy 1600 Penn,” raved The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman, a tough critic who doesn’t usually go in for this kind of show. “That’s because no matter when it airs, the pilot will be funny. And the second episode funnier still. And the third as well.”
“Hmmm,” sez I. Humor is subjective, your mileage may vary, yada yada, but the first three episodes that NBC sent to critics did nothing for me. Zip. Nada. Ladies and gentlemen, I didn’t laugh once. And as anybody who’s ever read me knows, when it comes to dumb humor, I’m a cheap date.
1600 Penn is a sitcom from the minds of Jason Winer (Modern Family), ex–White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, and The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, who also stars as the president’s screwup son, Skip. He is the sort of character that the late Chris Farley used to play: an overgrown boy; bearish, manic, socially and physically inept, but good at heart. The pilot kicks off with Skip, now in his seventh year of college, pranking a frat house by shooting off fireworks on its lawn. One of the shells goes through a window and sets the place on fire, and Secret Service agents swoop in and stuff Josh in a limo to protect him.
The scene is amusing in the abstract, but it didn’t play for me because — as is the case elsewhere in 1600 Penn — it gives a potentially rich comic scenario the bum’s rush. Presumably the Secret Service has been following this doofus around for years cleaning up his messes. I immediately started imagining a series from their point of view, which appears (from where we sit, anyway) to be entirely neutral: observe and protect, don’t pass judgment no matter how badly you want to. There were probably other equally fascinating ways the writers could have spun it, but they went the obvious route: mild reversal of expectations as pre-credits sting. The fireworks bit would have fit right into a C+ Hollywood comedy starring a second-tier Saturday Night Live cast member released in 1995.
That describes nearly all of 1600 Penn, alas. Gad’s character moves back into the White House so that his family can keep an eye on him, and he immediately proceeds to make trouble for his dad, President Dale Gilchrest (Bill Pullman, here playing a veteran of the first Gulf War, as he also did in Independence Day), a standard-issue sputtering, beleaguered authority figure. We also meet the president’s second wife and first lady, Emily Nash Gilchrest (Jenna Elfman), who doesn’t like being called a “trophy wife” but doesn’t make a terribly persuasive case otherwise. Gilchrest also has a teenage daughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac), whose entire character is defined by the fact that she’s pregnant. An offhand scene explains that it happened at a party; I’d have loved to have actually seen the party and the Secret Service loitering at the margins, practicing a nonintervention policy but gnashing their teeth over the girl’s poor judgment. Whatever happened to the credo expressed in the Clint Eastwood movie In the Line of Fire: that the Secret Service agent’s job is to protect the target’s reputation as well as his or her safety?
I keep getting hung up on this Secret Service thing, and I guess that’s unfair to the show and a little weird, maybe; but what’s onscreen is so tepid and unimaginative that it practically compelled my mind to wander. The supposedly madcap shenanigans — Skip good-naturedly and improbably helping to negotiate a trade agreement; Becca hallucinating that every other word out of her stepmother’s mouth has something to do with pregnancy and lady parts — aren’t funny enough to compensate for not being daring enough, if you know what I mean. If you don’t, check out Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s short-lived but agreeably cuckoo That’s My Bush!, which pushed the same concept (an utterly unremarkable domestic sitcom that just happens to be set in the White House) so far that it sometimes resembled the Natural Born Killers sitcom parody starring Rodney Dangerfield. HBO’s current Veep works in the same vein; as I wrote in a Vulture review, when you watch it, “you may feel as if you’ve stumbled into a deleted dream sequence from I Love Lucy.” On the other end of the White House–themed pop-culture spectrum, you have earnest, quasi-realistic stuff like The West Wing and The American President, and such D.C.-based potboilers as Scandal and Homeland, which at times suggest melodramas plotted like slapstick sitcoms. The tension between substance and style makes all of these works worth seeing and having an opinion on, even if you ultimately decide you don’t like them.
In comparison, 1600 Penn is just a half-hour of your life you’ll never get back; Gad’s Chris Farley–Jonah Hill scratchy-voiced whine and man-boy cavorting dominate the series to the point where nearly every other character seems to be reacting to his presence even if they’re not in the same room, or the same state. This is lowest-common-denominator stuff; I’d say it seemed to be kissing the ass of its star if Gad were actually a star, which he isn’t yet. Pullman is reduced to making a series of constipated faces, Elfman’s bubbly weirdness has been neutered with a dose of network sitcom middle-aged female neuroses, and the rest of the characters are barely interesting enough to rate a mention, although Andre Holland’s press secretary, Marshall Malloy, sneaks in a couple of decent jaw-on-floor reactions to Gad’s clowning. The show is “clever” in a way that makes me mourn how far standards of cleverness have fallen. If it’s the best new comedy that NBC has in the pipeline, the network is in more trouble than anyone knew.
Then again, I thought The Neighbors was pretty funny, so go ahead, tune in, knock yourself out.
The pilot is up on Hulu if you want to lose brain cells. This is truely NBC's way of putting salt on the wounds of cancelling 30 Rock and giving an uncertain future for Community.
So that's how she does it! Megan Fox shows off her stunning post-baby figure... after hiring a night nurse so she can sleep
It seems Jay Leno got his Christmas cracker early this year.
For the funnyman could not stop staring at Megan Fox when she wore a stunning blue dress on The Tonight Show.
The chat show king certainly seemed to be enjoying himself as he had a chinwag with the Transformers star.
Perhaps he was just enjoying the hilarious tales of new motherhood from his irrepressible guest.
However the funnyman also surely enjoying the view after the canny strumpet twinned a Roland Mouret dress with Christian Louboutin shoes.
Making her figure all the more impressive is the fact she only gave birth two months ago.
The 26-year-old also revealed how much she is enjoying being a mother for the first time to her son Noel, whose father is her husband Brian Austin Green.
She said: 'I love it. It’s my favourite thing that I’ve ever done so far, so I’m happy with it.'
However the honest star has admitted looking after a baby is not as easy as she expected.
She is dedicated to put in as much work looking after the baby as possible, and amazingly even tried looking after the baby without any help initially.
However this was not working for her and husband Brian Austin Green, so they have now hired a night nurse for two nights a week.
She said: 'Having an infant is difficult. It's a lot of work and I didn't hire any help because I overestimated my own abilities.
'I had no idea how difficult babies could be, so Brian and I were exhausted.
'I said to Brian, "we have to get a night nurse or we're going to get a divorce because someone's got to sleep in this house or we're going to kill each other."'
Lol @ the DailyFail for thinking it was amazing she tried to look after the baby without a nanny, but ngl, if I had money I would get a nanny as well.
Of course his bff Nick Grimshaw got into the act, too:
Even though Rooney Mara has taken a hiatus from her dark red carpet days promoting "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," we still associate the actress with her goth looks from last year's premieres. Lest you think the whole queen of darkness thing was just a phase, Ms. Mara stepped out yesterday in one of her most austere looks yet.
The 27-year-old attended a charity gala during the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival wearing a dress that definitely warranted a second glance. The black, sleeveless number featured an entirely sheer bodice with a single strip of fabric to cover her chest. We're sure double-sided tape was involved, but it's still not exactly the best way to avoid a wardrobe malfunction amidst glaring flashbulbs.
To add to the somber effect, Rooney, never one to smile much, had on a particularly cheerless expression yesterday. Maybe it's time for another injection of color into her wardrobe? But don't think we're going to be the ones to tell her -- even the petite actress' co-star Channing Tatum considers her the most "terrifying person" he's ever met.
On second thought, do as you please, Rooney. We, er, support you...
Check out Rooney Mara's dark, sheer look from yesterday and tell us what you think.
They'd just stepped off a long flight from New York City to Los Angeles.
But Rooney Mara and her boyfriend Charlie McDowell made sure to lavish attention on their adorable pet pups as they made their way through LAX Airport on Monday.
The couple and their canine companions looked like the perfect family as they wandered through the terminal together before heading home.
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Forbes‘ annual reminder that our youth was a tremendous failure, the “30 Under 30,” features some notable LGBT talents.
Forbes says Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live‘s first openly lesbian cast member is well on her way to joining the show’s iconic ranks of female performers, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig.
Of her impression of Ellen Degeneres, which was lauded by the talk show host herself, McKinnon, 28, says, “It’s very flattering. But my one goal when I started was to not actually vomit on television or run away.”
Joining McKinnon in the Hollywood youthquake is Glee‘s Chris Colfer, 22, whose self-penned independent film, Struck By Lightning hits theaters in January:
Meanwhile, the popular-music category was clearly chosen by hyperactive tweens: One Direction, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ke$ha and Justin Bieber all made the grade, as did Grammy darling and noted bisexual modelizer Frank Ocean.
This queen. I wish Ann Romney was actually like Kate's version.
More from my interview with the inimitable, uproarious Samuel L. Jackson, one over the weekend, on Django Unchained press day here in NYC.
During my one-on-one session with him, in addition to a few questions about his involvement in Django, I of course asked him several non-Django-related questions.
First, if you missed part 1 of the interview, in which he revealed that his planned adaptation of Walter Mosley's The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey had attracted Rodrigo Garcia to direct, and would be made in the next 12 to 24 months, click HERE to read it.
Continuing on today with highlights from the interview, here are a few more topics we briefly covered during my short 15-minute session with him - all of these were questions that you all submitted to me to ask him:
- First, on whether we'll ever see a Snakes On The Plane 2. He replied:
I don't know. If there is, I wouldn't mind doing it. I'm down with that.
- Second, how he's able to have this "I don't give a f*ck" attitude in politically correct Hollywood/America. His response:
[Said jovially] I don't give a fuck? What? I DO give a fuck. What the fuck are you talking about? I can't be concerned about that. I can't. I work. And I work in films that I like. And I work on films that I want to see and that I want to see myself in. And so if that's what they mean by "I don't give a fuck," then I guess I don't. And I also tend to speak my mind. I don't have a real problem with saying what's going on with me and what's going on in my head, and how I feel about specific things, because I don't want to walk around with it. I don't want to be bottled up and pissed off thinking about stuff, and next thing you know, you've got an ulcer or something. Just get it out. Get it out, get it done. Everybody understands.
- Third, does he think that an actor has any responsibility to reflect his/her community? The answer to the above question should clue you in to what his answer to this one will be:
None. A story is a story. If a story comes along, and it's honest, that's about it. Even this movie [Django]. It's about our experience, historically; What happens to us, and what kind of people they were; And I have a duty to tell that honestly. And to be true to the character that's in it, and hopefully it'll reflect our history in an honest and real way. But I don't think it's up to us to make sure everyone knows who we are through our cinematic experience.
- Fourth, has he ever been asked to perform in drag, and his thoughts on other actors who do:
Yes I've been asked, and no I didn't accept. I don't think it's every actor's right of passage to have to put a dress on. But for those who do it, that's their choice. Some of them are actually good at it.
- Fifth, would he be interested in doing a follow-up to Def By Temptation:
[After a loud laughed, he said] Def. By. temptation. Oh my God. Oh my God. [He laughed some more, and after a brief pause, said] First you've got to find James Bond III [he directed the first film].
- And finally, sixth, whether he has any plans to do a TV series or TV movie?
I'm talking to some people about something like that. And if the idea is right and the time is right, that just might happen.
And that's it for today! I should note that I suggested that he keep his answers brief, so that I could get in as many of your questions as possible, since I received several, and I only had 15 minutes with him. So in some instances, I thought about asking follow-up questions, when his replies called for them, but instead opted not to, so that I could get to other questions and not spend too much time on one or two.
The last half of the interview will be posted likely tomorrow; definitely before the end of the week!
Game of Thrones has teamed with Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York, to produce its own series of themed beers. First up is the Iron Throne Blonde Ale, which will be available on draft and in bottles starting next March, in time for March 31st premiere of Season Three of HBO's fantasy epic. Another Game of Thrones themed brew will follow in the fall, with two additional beers arriving in subsequent seasons.
Steven Bauer, an actor best known for his role in the 1983 film "Scarface," was arrested in the Miami area for driving with a suspended license.
The 52-year-old actor, whose real name is Steven Ernest Echevarria, was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail early morning on Tuesday, December 18, according to The Associated Press. Bauer was stopped in Sweetwater for an improper left turn late at night on December 17.
The actor was given a warning but when the officer ran his driver's license, he found an open 12-year-old warrant, the wire service reports.
Bauer played the role of Manny Ribera in the 1983 movie "Scarface" starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. The actor also starred on the bilingual PBS show "Que Pasa, USA,""Primal Fear,""Traffic" and had a recurring role on "Breaking Bad."
Bauer was previously married to actress Melanie Griffith from 1982 to 1987. The two have a 27-year-old son together named Alexander Bauer. Bauer was then married to Ingrid Anderson from 1989 to 1991. Bauer and Anderson also have a son, named Dylan, born in 1990.
First Official Photo of Sophie Turner in New Film Panda Eyes
Fox International has started production in Spain on Panda Eyes. Directed by Isabel Coixet (My Life Without Me, The Secret Life Of Words), the film stars Game Of Thrones‘ (Princess) Sophie Turner, who is making her feature film debut. She’s surrounded by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rhys Ifans, Claire Forlani, Gregg Sulkin, Leonor Watling, Ivana Baquero, and Geraldine Chaplin. The film is a psychological thriller with Turner playing a woman haunted by a secret past. It is based on the Cathy MacPhail novel Another Me, and Coixet wrote the script.
20th Century Fox will distribute the Fox International film, a UK/Spain co-production that has Rebekah Gilbertson and Nicole Carmen-Davis producing for UK-based Rainy Day Films and Mariela Besuievsky producing for Spain-based Tornasol Films. Film Agency for Wales, Fox International Productions, the British Film Co. and DSK Ventures are financing the film.
Gwendoline Christine co-hosted a banquet!
Sibel Kekilli in a new photoshoot
Hey mods, is this better? :/ Lol, I'm sorry this is so messy.
Ke$ha has just -- shockingly -- come out and said she never wanted to sing the controversial lyrics in "Die Young" -- even though she's listed as one of the writers of the song.
TMZ broke the story ... Ke$ha's hit song has been yanked from a huge number of radio playlists since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Ke$ha just tweeted, she understands why her song is now inappropriate, adding, "I had my very own issues with "die young" for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."
The lyrics include this: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young. We're gonna die young. We're gonna die young."
A bunch of people lashed out at Ke$ha on Twitter, slamming her for the song in the wake of the tragedy.
Ke$ha is listed as a co-writer of "Die Young," along with Dr. Luke and others. She does not explain why she was forced to sing those lyrics.
Almost seven months after giving birth to daughter Maxwell Drew, Jessica Simpson posed for a series of sexy shots showing off her post-baby body.
The Weight Watchers spokeswoman lost 50 lbs. of her pregnancy weight and looks svelte in her new "Expect Amazing" ad campaign, which will begin airing Dec. 25. PEOPLE has a sneak peak at the images of Simpson, which were shot on location in the California desert in late November.
Shortly after becoming a mom, Simpson, 32, admitted that she felt self-conscious about her post-baby body – but said she was ready to get back into shape.
"I think anybody who's gone through a pregnancy, after they have the baby, it's like, 'I need to do something about this!' " she told PEOPLE in May. "For me, I really want to do something that is a lifestyle, because in the past I've been known to yo-yo diet."
So, when Weight Watchers asked her to be their new spokesperson, the fashion mogul eagerly said yes, and signed her friends up for the program, too.
"Weight Watchers changed my relationship with food, and I feel so much more prepared to make the right choices," she says. "It feels pretty incredible."
Once Billboard.com readers weighed in on their favorite artists, songs and albums of the year, Madonna emerged as the 2012 MVP and came out on top in four other categories.
One year after pop divas like Britney Spears, Adele and Lady Gaga ruled the 2011 Billboard.com Readers' Poll, Madonna dominated the competition in the 2012 edition of our year-end fan forum. Once Billboard.com readers weighed in on their favorite artists, songs and albums over the past 12 months, Madonna emerged as the 2012 MVP, and came out on top in four other categories.
Madonna's achievements included earning the most votes for favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 album with her chart-topping "MDNA"; winning the Best Tour crown for her MDNA trek, which grossed more money than any other run this year, according to Billboard Boxscore; nabbing favorite TV performance for her Super Bowl halftime show extravaganza last February; and even winning most memorable feud for her war of words with Lady Gaga. For that incredible year, Madonna was handed the MVP crown from last year's winner, Britney Spears; in doing so, she topped Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, who came in second, third and fourth in voting, respectively.
Kind of surprised since it seems like everyone on the internet hates her, but bravo nonetheless!
5. 'Red' Taylor Swift
|Taylor Swift was an incredible teenage songwriter; now, she is an incredible adult songwriter. Her fourth album "Red" will likely be remembered for its sonic risks, with the Avrilized pop of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and the dubstep wobbles of "I Knew You Were Trouble" pushing the country star out of her comfort zone. Yet a more subtle, and arguably more important, shift occurred the moment Swift decided to ease off the fairy-tale fodder and sing about how nice it is for a guy to pull her chair out and help her in. One of contemporary music's biggest stars could not have glided into her lower 20s more gracefully, and for that, she should be saluted.|
|U.K. singer-songwriter Jessie Ware's "Devotion" is even more staggering of an achievement when you consider the fact that it is her debut album; few, if any, albums released in 2012 exuded the kind of quality control and confidence found in this long-player. 28-year-old Ware often has her vocal style compared to Sade, but the diversity of her sound is entirely her own: who else could flaunt the elegant power of "Wildest Moments," jazzy cooing of "Swan Song" and heartbreaking romance of "Taking in Water" with nary a misstep? Wherever Ware's career leads, she at least touched down long enough to release a front-to-back stunner.|
|Reinvention is difficult in mainstream music, and if you don't believe us, ask MC Hammer how his post-"U Can't Touch This" gangster rap career worked out. But sometimes all you need an album full of forward-thinking music -- other times, all you need is an undeniable single. Fortunately, 26-year-old Miguel, whose 2010 debut album "All I Want Is You" started outside the top 100 spots on the Billboard 200, had both: sophomore disc "Kaleidoscope Dream" is a sumptuous slice of rhythmic pop that actually takes risks, and lead single "Adorn" rightly became a smash. Miguel's stock has soared in the past three months, and we can't wait to see what direction he takes next.|
|In 2012, these artists did not put out solo albums: Drake, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Eminem. Thank goodness we had Kendrick Lamar to eliminate that mega-star vacuum and deliver the most breathtaking hip-hop debut since "The College Dropout." Dismissing luxurious rap tropes in favor of gritty storytelling, Lamar's unhinged flow and brilliant turns of phrases worked on the purposefully ignorant "Backseat Freestyle" and the death meditation "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst." Executive producer Dr. Dre shows up on the closing track "Compton" to pass the blunt, then pass the torch, but even the West Coast legend can't overshadow an MC who will stop at nothing to make his unique voice ring out.|
|Frank Ocean's thrilling "Nostalgia, Ultra" clocked in at No. 4 on our 2011 critics' albums list, and the R&B prodigy's Def Jam debut, "Channel Orange," promptly expanded upon that unofficial release in every way imaginable. As the Odd Future member waxes poetic on everything from drugs to God to unrequited love, it's hard not to be distracted by the most soothing male voice in years -- not to mention an album's worth of slick beats and hummable hooks. Like Billboard.com's favorite album of 2011, Adele's "21," "Channel Orange" will go down as the moment where its artist's genius was fully realized by an overwhelming number of fans, hungry for new spins on familiar ideas. 2012 was a fantastic year for full-lengths, but Ocean's color was the most vibrant.|
Rihanna was spotted arriving at LAX airport after her trip to Europe.
Rihanna was photographed at Las Palmas nightclub in Los Angeles last night (December 14).
Rihanna was also spotted on a shopping spree in Los Angeles.
Rihanna posted a picture of her and comedian actor Jim Parsons. The two are lending their voices for the upcoming animation movie “Happy Smekday!”, to be released in 2014.
"A 11-year-old girl named Gratuity Tucci (also nicknamed Tip) lives with her widowed mother Lucy in an apartment in New York City. After her beloved dogs died in a car accident, she wishes for a replacement canine family. Her wish comes true when alien spaceships arrive at Earth."
Rumours have been busy circulating about the supposed breakdown of Chris Brown and Rihanna's relationship and now, thanks to a revealing note by the 'Diamonds' singer on Instagram, it seems as if the news has been confirmed.
Many disapproved of Rihanna's apparent romantic reconciliation with the man who violently assaulted her three years ago, so we imagine there'll be sighs of relief across the globe now that the pair have seemingly called time on their relationship.
As rumours of Chris Brown getting back together with ex Karrueche Tran spread, Rihanna posted the following revealing message on Instagram:“Being single sucks."
However, in typical fearless RiRi style, she finished off the sentiment with a bitta that infamous bad girl attitude:"The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f**k I want to do.”
We're glad Rihanna is working hard on flushing Chris Brown out of her system; we can't wait to see the hit singer back on top.
There was this other tweet a while back...
And Christina Millian confirms that Chris and Karrueche are Still Dating
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They're probably on this on/off thing. Hoping for the best. See the light gorl.
Chris Brown Selling Rihanna T-Shirts? Yup.
The t-shirt is titled “Nobody’s Business”
Chris Brown is looking to turn a profit off his highly publicized relationship with Rihanna by hawking clothing featuring their likeness. RumorFix has learned that the R&B singer is selling t-shirts with a picture of himself and Rihanna coupled up inside a hotel room. The t-shirts can be purchased on Brown’s Mechanical Dummy clothing line website for $25 a pop.
It's sold out...
Rihanna Spends $12 Million Dollars on Mansion in Pacific Palisades
Celebrities are taking to Twitter to react to Instagram’s new Terms of Service, which says the company can use posted photos in advertisements without notifying or compensating the user.
A number of stars are outraged about the new policy, a result of Facebook’s recent acquisition of the photo-sharing application, and have vowed to cancel their accounts.
Instagram’s new Terms of Service are set to go into effect on January 16, 2013.
Olivia Wilde: Facebook, aka weird kid brother who steals all our shit, get out of our Instagram! You ruined the party. I hate you.
Anderson Cooper: #Instagram will now be able to use anyone’s photos in ads? Without consent? Come on! Is there another photo app people recommend?
Tiffani Thiessen: Really sad to have to end my luv 4 @instagram. Will be deleting my account due 2 their ridiculous new terms.
Cheryl Burke: Can’t believe Instagrams new policy! They r allowed 2 use ALL of ur images in advertising. Will be erasing my account shortly.
Pink: I WILL BE QUITTING INSTAGRAM TODAY. WHAT A BUMMER. YOU SHOULD ALL READ THEIR NEW RULES.
Cory Monteith: they’re gonna sell my air vent?!?!? “@CNNMoney: Instagram can now sell your photos for ads.”
Coco Rocha: As a model and more importantly as a human being I am horrified to read @instagram’s new policy. Please RT.
Sophia Bush: Um. Dear Facebook. It’s super twisted that you think it’s okay to screw over @instagram users.
Emma Roberts: I am so mad at Instagram!!!!!!! It was my happy place. I’m gonna delete. Sigh. Not until the new year though….
Michelle Branch: Bummer about Instagram. Where will I post all my food pics now!? Haha. #RIPInstagram
Rosario Dawson: Nice! Thanks! Gonna make sure my photos on Instagram are backed up & then switch to Tadaa! @Stop_Think_plz just created an account on tadaa!
Kal Penn: Sorry I gotta delete you, Instagram. I liked your filters.
Late on Tuesday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom did damage-control, and put out a statement that read, “It is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos.”
“Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos,” he added. “Nothing about this has changed.”
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