Archive for December, 2013
Celebrity news is always full of scandal, and 2013 was no different! There were plenty of headline-grabbing scandals, and GossipCenter recapped 10 of our favorite OMG-worthy moments.
10. Beyonce’s Lip Synching Blunder:
She snagged a coveted honor when she was asked to sing during President Barack Obama’s inauguration event earlier that year, but Queen B surprised us all when she lip synced the Star Spangled Banner during the momentous event. A source attempted to cover up the act and told the media, “All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony considering there are so many eventualities and conditions that day.”
9. Simon Cowell Impregnates Friend’s Wife:
He’s normally making headlines for his snarky comments and harsh judging on “American Idol” and “The X Factor,” but that year Simon Cowell turned heads when the world found out he was expecting a child…with his friend’s wife. Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman will welcome a boy early next year.
8. Lance Armstrong Admits to Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs:
During a 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey, the seven-time Tour de France winner admitted to using banned substances, including blood transfusions and the drug EPO, after previously denying claims for many years.
7. Emma Roberts Arrested for Domestic Violence Against Boyfriend Evan Peters:
On July 7th, Miss Roberts was arrested in Montreal after police showed up to the couple’s hotel room finding Peters with a bloody nose and bite markd. Luckily for Emma, Evan decided not to press charges. The pair released a joint statement, which read, “It was an unlucky incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it.”
6. Paula Deen’s N-Word Scandal:
After being deposed for a discrimination lawsuit against her restaurant Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House back in June, the celebrity chef admitted to using the N-word “a expanded date ago.” After news of the deposition details hit the main stream media, Paula lost her spot on the Food Network and endorsement deals. She even had her line of cookware dropped from multiple retailers.
5. Farrah Abraham Releases a Sex Tape:
Though she claims it was meant for private use, humans everywhere were shocked when “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham released her own sex tape titled “Farrah Superstar: Back Door Teen Mom.” Since the six-figure sale of the tape back in April, the mother-of-one has nabbed her own television show and a sex toy line.
4. Zac Efron Completes a Stint in Rehab:
Throwing fans for a loop, news broke back in September that former Disney heartthrob Zac Efron had quietly completed a stint in rehab. Although the exact source of his substance abuse has not been released by Efron himself, sources claim that the “Neighbors” star was battling alcohol and cocaine addictions.
3. Reese Witherspoon and Hubby Jim Toth Arrested in Atlanta:
She’s always managed to keep a squeaky clean image in Hollywood, but back in April the Oscar-winning actress had a slight hiccup when she and her hubby were arrested. Police pulled by Toth after suspecting he was driving under the influence, but during the sobriety tryout Reese exited the car and began yelling at the officers, causing her to get taking in as well. Witherspoon later released a statement saying, “Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.”
2. Amanda Bynes’ Mental Breakdown:
She was always seen as a wholesome young actress who got her start on Nickelodeon, but the year 2013 was a rough one for Amanda Bynes. The “She’s the Man” actress started showing instability when she took to her Twitter page on multiple occasions to bash others in Hollywood (including Drake, Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus and Sarah Hyland) as well as posting strange selfies. In July, Bynes was placed on a psychiatric hold before ending up in treatment until December. Amanda has since been released from rehab and is continuing her recovery at home with her parents in Thousand Oaks, CA.
1. Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance with Robin Thicke:
Miley’s scandalous persona all stems back from her VMA performance last summer. The now 21-year-old hit the stage wearing a nude latex outfit while twerking on Robin Thicke and making us all question whether or not we will be able to look at a foam finger the same way again.
Currently in the midst of the first season of her Lifetime series “Witches of East End,” Jenna Dewan-Tatum garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the January 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.
The “Step Up” beauty donned designer garbs from David Yurman and Diane von Furstenberg for the Robert Ascroft-shot spread while opening up about a spontaneous moment she and her hubby Channing Tatum shared when they first started dating along with revealing details about how she lost weight after her pregnancy.
Highlights from Miss Dewan-Tatum’s interview are as chases. For more, be certain to pay a visit to Ocean Drive!
On her workouts:
“I danced for 22 years of my life, hardcore, every day, seven hours a day, so I’m lucky that [my body] likes to snap back to that shape as expanded as I put a little effort into it, but I’m really active. I work with a trainer named Jennifer Johnson in LA. She’s a dancer as well, and she does that amazing workout that’s part cardio, part strength training, part Pilates-based. I gave birth in London, so I was in England for part of that crazy circus, and all I did was hike. When Everly was born, I was literally rocking her probably 10 times a day for 45 minutes, and I turned it into a workout, doing squats and lunges around the house.”
On her daughter Everly:
“She’s her own soul, but she definitely seems to be leaning towards the musically coordinated of things. She is obsessed with Drake’s ‘Hold on, We’re Going Home.’ whether I put that on, she will sleep in ive seconds. Prince’s ‘The Most Beautiful Girls in the World’ plus lulls her to sleep. There’s no nursery rhymes, no sweet nursery music to put her down. She is like, ‘No, please. I like the hits.’ I’d like to think that Drake and Prince are pretty bada** for a little girl.”
On her favorite memory with Channing:
““We were together when the movie came out, but no one really knew who we were. At some point, they threw us a party at the hotel. It was a very beautiful Miami night, and that interviewer brought a boom box and was speaking in Spanish and was like, ‘Here, dance on camera’ – and we looked at each other like, what? So Channing picked up the boom box, put it on his shoulder, and I twirled and did circles around him. We were cracking up! We’re crying, we’re laughing. whether I can ever find that on tape, I will be so happy.”
On her busy career and home life:
“I’m learning to just try and find [relaxation] as much as I can for a couple of hours. You get a nap in there, and it builds up – and soon after you get the day where you’re like, ‘Oh my God, can somebody watch her for five hours? I need to go to sleep!’ I had a newborn [while filming ‘Witches of East End’], so you know that whether I enjoy working while I had a 6-week-old in the trailer, it was a fun show to work on.”
Giving fans a glimpse of her recent adventures, Beyonce took to her Instagram detail and posted a snapshot of her Miami vacation on Monday (December 30).
The “Single Ladies” songstress shared a photograph of her at Jugofresh juice bar, where an Andy Warhol-inspired version of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” was featured.
The photo, which had no caption, showed Beyonce sitting front and centered of the painting. While posing, she managed to cover up Jesus. It’s not convinced whether or not that was intentional.
Meanwhile, the 32-year-old singer remains under fire after putting a sample of NASA Challenger catastrophe in her new separate “XO.”
In response to the criticism, Knowles stated, “My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger catastrophe. The song ‘XO’ was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you.”
“The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten,” she added.
She’s quite the creative soul, so Taylor Swift wants her new Rhode Island mansion to be just the way she likes it.
However, the $17 million property is starting to step on the toes of her neighbors in the Watch Hill community.
Swift’s construction includes a new wall at the coastline and the alteration of some of the land near the water, which could affect local surfing conditions.
Taylor bought the eight-bedroom, 10.5-bathroom property back in April after dumping her Hyannis Port, Massachusetts home.
The entertainment world lost some very talented and wonderful individuals in 2013. Some lived full lives and passed well into their old age, like Jean Stapleton, while others were taken from us much too soon and still had a lot more to give the world, like Cory Monteith and Paul Walker. Luckily, we’ll always have […]
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Brad Pitt quickly assembled a few like-minded folks and founded manufacture It Right New Orleans. But it seems their efforts may not have been entirely successful.
According to a report from Radar, at least 30 homes built by the organization in the Ninth Ward are suffering from rotting wood and mold issues.
Homeowner Nola Verrett explained, “The wood turned gray and it was additionally black. additionally some parts it was buckling and it had mushrooms growing out of it. Different neighborhoods saw it too.”
However, manufacture It Right spokesperson Taylor Royle declared the problem to be TimberSIL lumber’s faulty product that was guaranteed for 40 years. “It was unable to resist moisture, which is obviously a big problem in New Orleans.”
As a conclusion, Pitt’s charity has already begun to, well, construct it right again. Verrett noted, “It didn’t take no date at all. It’s just like they said. whether something’s wrong, they assemble it right. We are very happy with our construct It Right home.”
It’s the last day of 2013, and Kim Kardashian wants to assemble certain she never forgets the monumental year she’s had.
The “Disaster Movie” actress put together a retrospective video featuring footage of her relationship with Kanye West, and she’s posted it for all to enjoy.
Kim’s clip has the moniker “Kimye Love,” and there’s everything from candid footage to photos and even a section from West’s outlandish proposal event.
Ms. Kardashian added a caption to the video as well- “Happy endings do come true!” Here’s to an even better 2014!