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TAYLOR SWIFT SINGLE AGAIN
It appears that Taylor Swift has been unlucky in love yet again. A source tells Us Weekly that Swift and Conor Kennedy have broken up. "They quietly parted ways a while ago," a friend tells the mag. "It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine." Swift, 22, and the 18-year-old Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, were first spotted together in July at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport, MA.
GOMEZ STICKING WITH BIEBER FOR HER CAREER
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez seem to have a perfect romance, but Radaronline reports the relationship is more of a business deal at this point. "Selena and Justin's relationship isn't the fairytale romance they'd like their fans to believe it is," a pal tells the site. “Justin's heart is with Selena because she's his first true love, but Selena is pretty much just riding out the relationship because she knows he's good for her image." Apparently, Selena’s team is encouraging her to stay with Justin because it opens more doors for her career. “Dating Justin is good for Selena’s brand. Together they’re a brand,” said the source. “Everyone in Selena’s camp is aware of Justin’s star power and is urging her to make it work with him.”
Q-In 2010, Selena starred in what film based on a popular Beverly Clearly children’s book? Ramona and Beezus
LOHAN HEADED FOR FINANCIAL RUIN/PUBLICIST QUITS
Lindsay Lohan is headed towards financial ruin, according to TMZ. The site got a hold of texts between dad Michael Lohan and Lindsay’s lawyer Dave Feldman, in which Michael claims Lindsay is being reckless with her money. For instance, Michael claims Lindsay recently got $150,000 to promote Mr. Pink energy drink, and asked for the money in cash. He says she then gave the dough to her brother Michael Jr. to put in his bank account, which Michael is worried Dina Lohan may have access to. Feldman seems to be furious that he wasn’t advised of Lindsay’s plans so he could help her protect her money. Meanwhile…being Lindsay Lohan’s publicist is certainly a thankless job, and now she’s going to have to start looking for a new one. Steve Honig, who has endured countless scandals with Lindsay, resigned Wednesday night, according to E!. TMZ claims he quit following a fight with Lindsay's dad Michael Lohan, although there has been no confirmatoin from Honig.
WALTERS CALLS TRUMP A FOOL
Donald Trump may have another feud on his hands. During The View yesterday, Barbara Walters called out the real estate mogul on his latest stunt, offering President Obama $5 million check for charity if he handed over his college and passport records. "You and I have known each other for many years," Walters said in a message to Trump. "And you know that I am your friend, and I think you are a brilliant businessman, and you are great on television, and you have a fascinating personality. Donald, you're making a fool of yourself. You're not hurting Obama. You're hurting Donald, and that hurts me because you're a decent man. Stop it. Get off it, Donald." Well, it didn’t take Trump long to respond. "Barbara, unfortunately you've missed the entire point of my announcement," Trump wrote. "You just don't get it! [Walters] will apologize to me just like she did when I was right about @Rosie," Trump continued. "Besides, I get great ratings on The View." He added, “Why did you choose me as one of the 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year last season (and more than once?)"
FRANCO SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON LOVE LIFE!
James Franco is denying reports he’s dating Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, as well several other Hollywood leading ladies. "I also hear that I've been dating Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Benson. Hot damn, am I a lucky guy,” writes Franco on The Huffington Post. “I wish I had actually gotten closer than the 13th row of the theater in Toronto where Kristen gave her On the Road Q and A, but I didn't; not only did I not talk to her, I didn't even go to the SoHo house where I supposedly asked her out on a date. As for Gomez and Benson, those are Bieber's girls and I wouldn't dare tangle with the Biebs. I heard he wants to kick my ass. Yikes!”
DIDDY INJURED IN CAR CRASH
Sean “P. Diddy” Comb’s rep has confirmed that the mogul sustained injuries during a car crash on Wednesday. “Sean Combs sustained multiple injuries in yesterday’s car accident including to his neck, ribs and collarbone,” said Diddy’s rep on Thursday. “He is currently receiving treatment for these injuries from his physicians and would like to thank all of his fans for the outpouring of support that he has received since the accident." Diddy was a passenger in an SUV that collided with another vehicle.
ASIAN AMERICAN GROUP UPSET AT CLOUD ATLAS
The new Tom Hanks/Halle Berry movie Cloud Atlas is getting flak from an Asian-American group over the portrayal of a Korean character by a British actor. The film, directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Twyker, connects six different storylines, with the film’s actors playing several roles. The role in question, of a Korean resistance fighter, is played by Jim Sturgess, while other Asian roles are played by British actors Hugo Weaving and James D’Arcy. "Cloud Atlas missed a great opportunity. The Korea story’s protagonist is an Asian man--an action hero who defies the odds and holds off armies of attackers," Guy Aoki, the founding president of Media Action Network for Asian Americans, said in a statement. "It would have been a great, stereotype-busting role for an Asian American actor to play, as Asian American men aren’t allowed to be dynamic or heroic very often." Aoki is also upset because he says make-up artists felt that to make the Caucasian actors look Asian all they had to do was “change their eyes, not their facial structure and complexion.”
Q-Cloud Atlas directors Andy and Lana Wachowski directed what blockbuster sci-fi trilogy? The Matrix films
ASHLEY GREENE SPLITS FROM SPIDEY BEAU
Twilight star Ashley Greene is single again. The actress has split from boyfriend Reeve Carney, star of Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn off the Dark. The couple had been dating ten months, and sources say their schedules were to blame for the breakup. “They are over,” a source tells Us. “Reeve seems to be fine with it and it was just crazy with their hectic schedule.” Ashley is getting ready to travel around the world to promote The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 which hits theaters November 16th.
Q-The music for Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark was written by what Irish rock band? U2
WHITNEY’S DAUGHTER HAS DRINKING PROBLEM
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was seen drinking on the series premiere of Lifetime’s The Houstons: On Our Own, and sources tell TMZ she hasn’t stopped. Insiders say the 19-year-old has a serious drinking problem, which has gotten worse since the show finished taping. The insiders say that some of the same people who didn’t stop Whitney’s drinking and drugging have wormed their way into Bobbi Kristina’s life and now she’s spiraling out of control.
JETS TO BLAME FOR SANCHEZ/LONGORIA SPLIT
TMZ is reporting that Mark Sanchez’s poor performance with the New York Jets is to blame for his split from Eva Longoria. Sources say things ended because Eva found it impossible to be around Mark, who was always in a bad mood because of his team’s terrible season. Said the source, “It’s hard to maintain a relationship when one person is upset all the time.”
Q-Before Mark, Eva dated the brother of what Oscar-winning Spanish actress? Penelope Cruz (her brother is Eduardo Cruz)
STEWART TALKS TWILIGHT LOVE TRIANGLE
Kristen Stewart told fans in Tokyo that she understands how her Twilight character Bella could be torn between two men. “As I woman, I think it’s really important not to discredit feelings,” said Kristen, who was recently caught cheating on Robert Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders. “If you can get past conventions and what everyone else is thinking, then you can have what you want. (Bella, Edward and Jacob) get to a point where they get to have everything and that’s nice.”
GARTH DATING AGAIN
Jennie Garth is back on the dating scene. The former 90210 star, who split from hubby Peter Facinelli in March after 11 years of marriage, was spotted out on a date Sunday night with Jason Clark, the managing director of healthcare solutions for a Los Angeles real estate company. A source tells Us it was their first date.
PORTMAN DIOR AD BANNED
A Dior ad featuring Natalie Portman has been banned in the UK for misleading post-production editing. Rival brand L’Oreal UK filed a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority, claiming the ad “misleadingly exaggerated the likely effects of the product.” An investigation found that the pictures were initially taken to promote lipstick, but in post-production, Photoshop was used to increase Portman’s upper eye lashes in order to use the image in a mascara ad.
Q-Portman won a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her work in what film, in which she starred opposite Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Clive Owen? Closer
It’s the 20th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and to mark the occasion, Dogs and Tarantino’s other classic, Pulp Fiction, are coming back to theaters for one night only. Pulp Fiction will play on December 4th and Dogs on December 6th. Both will show an added feature on Tarantino’s career and trailers from movies that inspire him.
Bradley Cooper is in talks to join Emma Stone in Cameron Crowe’s next film. Details on the film’s plot are not known.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are back together. The best friends and Good Will Hunting writers are reteaming for a new film about notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, who was arrested last year in Santa Monica after years on the run. Ben will direct the project, while Matt will star in it alongside Ben’s younger brother Casey.
Ryan Gosling has dropped out of the big budget remake of Logan’s Run. The original starred Michael York, and was set in a world where people must be killed by the age of thirty in order to control the population. There’s no word on why Gosling left the project.
X-Men First Class director Matthew Vaughn has reportedly left the upcoming sequel X-Men: First Class –Days of Future Past. Interestingly, Deadline.com reports that Bryan Singer, who directed the first two films in the franchise, X-Men and X-Men 2, may come on board to replace him.
Former ER star Ming-Na has joined the cast of Joss Whedon’s ABC pilot Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. She’ll play Agent Melinda May, an ace flier and weapons expert.
There will be a Cheers reunion on TV Land. Rhea Perlman, who played Carla on the NBC hit, has landed a role on Kirstie Alley’s pilot Giant Baby.