Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Reunite?

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber can’t seem to stay away from each other. Just a few weeks after the “Heartbreaker” singer told Power 106 that he and his ex were “not talking,” the two were spotted riding Segways near Bieber’s Calabasas, Calif., home.

The exes were photographed together for the first time in months on Thursday, Jan. 2. Gomez — who recently canceled her Australian tour to “spend some time on [her]self” — donned gray leggings, a white tank, and a big black coat for the outing, while her on-again, off-again beau sported black shorts, a white T-shirt, and a baseball cap.

The 19-year-old pop star recently opened up about his relationship with the Spring Breakers actress during an interview with Power 106’s Big Boy. Asked how his song “All That Matters” came about, Bieber admitted it was inspired by his ex.

“‘All That Matters’ was written when I was in a great place in my relationship, and at that time, you know, she was all that mattered in my life,” he explained.

“I was definitely in love,” he added. “[The breakup] affected us, especially when we are in front of so many people. It’s such a public thing. It’s just hard for the both of us. But, you know, she’s a great woman. I love her to this day…I think we’re going to be the greatest friends.”

He noted, though, that they were taking a break from being in contact. “Right now, we’re taking a little time and not talking,” he told Big Boy of the 21-year-old singer, whom he dated on and off until last year.

Gomez, for her part, has said it’s been hard to close the door on her connection with the Canadian. “I’ve known him for a really long time, and we enjoy each other’s company every now and then,” she shared in August. “But I’m definitely single and enjoying being that.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas Reunited After Four Month Separation

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones stepped out in together with their two children for a cute family outing on Dec. 22. It was the first time the couple had been spotted in public after they announced their separation four months ago.

Micheal, 69, and Catherine, 44, were surprisingly photographed together on Dec. 22 with their two children, Dylan, 13 and Carys, 10. The coupled hadn’t been seen together since August.

The group had an easy day. They ate lunch at Orso in Manhattan and from there saw the Broadway musical Motown and then caught a showing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The actor and actress have been together since 1999. They celebrated (likely separately) their 13th wedding anniversary in November.

Earlier this year, Catherine had stated she and Michael were “taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.” Michael, however, was hoping they’d stay together and in October told Jay Leno he’s hopeful that he and Catherine could work things out and stay together.

“I’ve been away for a while, but everything should hopefully be on the up and up,” Michael said. “Sometimes people take a little bit of a break, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the end. So I’m very hopeful.”

The proud couple reportedly believes in marriage and aren’t ready to pull the plug on their marriage by divorcing one another.

“This is a separation, not a split. Not a divorce,” a source told People magazine of their situation. “They’re not giving up.”

And now it looks like that fortitude paid off!

Miley Cyrus Let’s The World Know What Kind Of Guy She’s Looking For

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Three months after her confirmed split with Liam Hemsworth, the former Disney star, 21, hinted to her 15.8 million Twitter followers on Wednesday, Dec. 4 that she wanted to kick back and dress up with her significant other.

“I want a boyfriend that will wear jean on jean on jean with me,” she wrote, while sharing an image of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa 2001 at the American Music Awards. Although the pop couple’s relationship ended long ago, their memorable matching denim moment lives on.

Cyrus, who released her chart-topping Bangerz album in October, has previously expressed her appreciation for pop princess Spears. On Tuesday, Cyrus wished the “Perfume” crooner a “Happy album release day”; she also gushed over the new Vegas resident in her Miley: The Movement documentary. “I’ll be a diehard fan for Britney, always,” she professed.

Despite Cyrus’ recent comments that she is having the “best time ever” post-split from Hemsworth, an insider told says that she has been exchanging “flirty” texts with her former fiance. The Hunger Games actor, 23, is attempting to reconcile with his ex. “She’s confused about how she feels,” a source told says, while “[Hemsworth] is telling friends he misses her.”

The “Wrecking Ball” singer, meanwhile, explained in the December issue of Cosmopolitan that her current focus in life is music. “I need to treat my music like a relationship — give it my time and all the attention it deserves – and that’s my main love right now,” she told the mag. “This is the best time of my life. I’m not going to look back on it and be like, ‘I wish I hadn’t been dwelling over a breakup,’ you know?”

Miley Cyrus Celebrates 21st Birthday

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There might not have been any foam fingers, but Miley Cyrus’ 21st birthday weekend was still a pretty wild time. One of 2013’s most shocking stars definitely did her birthday up right and even managed to make a public appearance at the American Music Awards on Nov. 24. See pics of her bizarre performance here.

Insiders tell said that the former Disney darling’s birthday cake — which revelers noshed on during the Sunday night bash following the awards show at Beacher’s Madhouse in West Hollywood — was in the shape of a nude version of herself with pot leaves covering her privates.

A source stated that Miley seemed to be into having a great time with friends and the bash had plenty of fun favors including paper cut-outs of the singer’s face with her tongue sticking out and “I Love Miley” sunglasses.

Celebs in attendance included Kelly Osbourne, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Emma Roberts, Liam Payne and Niall Horan of One Direction, Ke$ha, and her sister Brandi Cyrus, who rocked last night’s red carpet.

For her birthday, Miley’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus, bought the singer a $24,000 customized Can-Am Spyder motorcycle with her initials all over the body.

Cyrus’ actual birthday was on Saturday, Nov. 23, but with the AMAs the following night, she seemed to keep things pretty low key before her big performance. The morning of Nov. 24, the “We Can’t Stop” singer, now officially legal, posted a seemingly naked selfie in bed followed by a series of photos of herself snuggling with her many rescue dogs.

“Crazy hair / post b-day / @amas todayyyy!,” she captioned one picture.

For the AMAs red carpet, Cyrus kept her look pretty tame in a white Versus Versace suit. But when she took to the stage to sing an emotional rendition of her hit “Wrecking Ball,” she wore a high-cut two piece covered in a cat print with massive Alexis Bittar jewelry as a giant image of a singing and eventually crying cat moved on the screen behind her.

Following the show, Cyrus snuggled up with rapper Lil Mama, who replaced Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes during TLC’s rendition of “Waterfalls.” She also cozied up to Fashion Police star Kelly Osbourne and together they went to Cyrus’ post-AMA birthday bash at Beacher’s Madhouse at The Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Miley Cyrus Flashes Butt Cheeks For ‘Today’ Performance

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Miley Cyrus opted for an all-white ensemble when she performed in Rockefeller Plaza on the Today show in NYC on Oct. 7, where she put her butt cheeks on full display in a pair of shorts that barely covered her backside! From the front it almost appeared as if the 20-year-old was dressed quite conservatively for her early morning performance, however that clearly wasn’t the case when she turned around and flashed her butt cheeks to the world! Are you surprised or was she just being Miley?

Her billowing white crop top allowed her to flaunt her toned tummy and she dressed up the get-up with a statement necklace. She stuck to an all-white theme, pairing the loose top with a seriously short, tight pair of white denim shorts — in fact, the high-waisted bottoms were higher than they were long! The hot pants barely covered her thighs and when she turned around it was clear that they exposed her entire butt. They were like denim underwear! Now that’s a lot of cheek before 9AM.

Watch the performance and interview below –





Amanda Bynes Is “Making Great Strides Towards Recovery”

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Is Amanda Bynes on the mend? The 27-year-old actress’ parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes, and lawyer, Mary Shea, gave an update on her health following a conservatorship hearing at Ventura County Juvenile Court House in Oxnard, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 30.

Through their lawyer, Tamar Arminack, Lynn and Rick Bynes released the following statement Monday regarding their daughter’s health: “Earlier this month, in a separate Lanterman-Pertis-Short proceeding, Lynn Bynes was granted LPS Conservatorship of her daughter Amanda. It is for this reason, and in an effort not to duplicate conservator rights, that Mrs. Bynes decided to withdraw her Petition for Conservatorship of her daughter in the probate courts this morning. The Bynes Probate conservatorship proceeding has been continued in part to December 17, 2013, for final determination and dismissal.”

On Monday, TMZ reported that Bynes has left UCLA Medical Center and moved to celebrity rehab center The Canyon in Malibu three weeks ago. Unlike the UCLA Medical Center, The Canyon does not have a psychiatric facility.

In their statement, Bynes’ parents addressed the report — confirming Amanda’s move, but not naming The Canyon or any specific facility: “Currently, upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery. The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda’s health and well-being. The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda’s supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Outside of court, Bynes’ lawyer Shea told reporters, “She is doing well. She is doing better.”

Nicki Minaj Posts Topless Picture Of Herself On Instagram

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Good thing she has long hair! Nicki Minaj posted an ultra-sexy selfie on Instagram Wednesday, Aug. 7, in which she posed topless for the camera. The 30-year-old rapper strategically covered her boobs with her long dark hair to keep it semi-appropriate for social media.

In the risque shot, Minaj puckers up her lips and proudly flaunts her large chest. The “Super Bass” singer has never been shy about showing off her body on Instagram. On July 18, she posted a photo of her butt in a hot pink thong in honor of “Thong Thursdays.”

Minaj recently made some of her fans worry that she’d been taken off the market. On July 25, DJ Khaled posted an emotional, surprise proposal video asking for Minaj’s hand in marriage. Two days later, Minaj stepped out wearing a huge diamond ring causing speculation that she was, in fact, engaged. But it turned out to be a big publicity hoax.

“Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, ya’ll,” she told radio station Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex on July 29. “Please let it go. He was kidding. He’s not attracted to me, he doesn’t like me. We’re brother and sister.”

“It was just another way for him to kinda give the world a glimpse on the feeling of this record. Nobody in my real life took it seriously,” Minaj explained. “Everybody just hit me like, ‘LOL. Yo, Khaled is crazy.'”

Kim Kardashian Breaks Twitter Silence To Wish Khloe Kardashian Happy Birthday

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Now that’s family love! Kim Kardashian broke her Twitter silence for the first time since giving birth to baby North West to wish her little sister Khloe Kardashian a happy birthday. The reality star, 32, shared two collages of the Kardashian sisters on her Twitter account on Thursday, June 27, one depicting them as youngsters and the other filled with more recent shots.

“The birthday girl! I love you so much!” Kim captioned the first shot, adding that Khloe is “the most loyal & supportive person on the planet!” on the other.

Kim has been on a social media radio silence since giving birth to daughter North on Saturday, June 15.

Ke$ha: “People Expect Me to Be Drunk Most Hours of Every Day”

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Ke$ha has never had a problem letting loose and getting wild, but she says her party girl reputation isn’t completely accurate. Speaking to ET Canada’s Roz Weston during a stop on her current tour with Pitbull, the “Die Young” singer attempted to set the record straight.

“People do expect me to be drunk most hours of every day,” she told ET. “Everybody just always thinks I’m drunk! ‘Cause I just act kind of drunk in general.”

She insists, however, that the perception of her alcohol intake is overblown. “Not to disappoint you, but I’m not wasted right now,” she joked.

The 26-year-old star hopes fans see another side to her on her MTV reality series, My Crazy Beautiful Life, which she describes as “too real.” “There’s not one moment on the show that’s been scripted or fake,” she said. “It’s my life. It’s balls out.”

Indeed, Ke$ha told Us Weekly back in April that she didn’t hold back while filming the documentary series. “There are things in the show that…I’m just, like, a little beside myself at the fact that I’m going to show the world,” she confessed to Us.

“I’m showing it all. Like when I look terrible and when I’m having a real deal breakdown,” she continued. “But it’s all kind of to support my message, which is to be yourself and love yourself. Perfect or not perfect.”

“It’s really like the craziest and most intense moments of my life you’re going to see,” she added. “And you know, it’s not just drama. There’s also moments where we start a food fight with cauliflower and I accidentally hit a stranger in the eyeball with a piece of cauliflower. And there are jumping off of cliffs into the ocean and scuba diving with sharks…I wanted people to see all sides of my personality.”

Beyonce Squashes Pregnancy Rumors With Wine-Drinking Picture

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A picture’s worth a thousand words — and this one seems to say that Beyonce is not, despite rumors to the contrary, pregnant with her second child. On Friday, May 31, the 31-year-old “Love on Top” singer shared a telling snapshot of herself drinking wine with husband Jay-Z in Berlin.

The photo, posted to Beyonce’s Tumblr along with several other pics from her late May visit to Germany, shows the hoodie-wearing superstar sipping on a glass of Barolo red while sitting on Jay-Z’s lap. He has on a backwards baseball cap and a gray shirt, and appears to be smiling as he watches her drink.

Pregnant women, of course, are advised not to consume alcohol, as it can have potentially harmful effects on the baby. Beyonce has not outright commented on reports that she is expecting a second child, but this photo could be a clue.

Earlier this month, the Destiny’s Child alum shared another telling snapshot of her dinner menu, which included salad nicoise, or tuna salad. Tuna has long been considered a controversial food for expectant mothers due to its high level of mercury, so some thought she might be trying to send a message with the cryptic post.

Jay-Z has been a bit more explicit with his denials. In a May 20 radio show broadcast on Hot 97, program director Ebro Darden read an email he had received from the hip hop star.

Responding to Darden’s congratulations on the rumored new sibling for 16-month-old Blue Ivy, Jay-Z said simply, “It’s not true.”

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