Monthly Archives: July 2013

Amanda Bynes Sectioned After Accidentally Setting Dog & Self On Fire

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Screen shot 2013-07-24 at 23.15.59Cray cray kiddo Amanda Bynes is currently undergoing a 72-hour observation period in a hospital after another demonstration of her mental breakdown. She’s been hospitalised for a mental evaluation under a California5010‘ hold, following an incident which saw her set fire to her trousers and dog by accident (I kid you not).

She was spotted on a stranger’s driveway with her trouser leg on fire. No biggie. Police at the scene said she started the fire herself with petrol, and one passer-by, Andrew Liverpool, described her as being laying down with a trail of fire and petrol down her leg. Her little dog was also doused in petrol, and she rushed into a shop in the ‘Thousand Oaks‘ district of the state in order to extinguish the flames with water. Others claim that she put a flaming cloth on top of a gas tank in an unsuccessful attempt to cause an explosion. I really hope not.

Whilst her parents Rick & Lynn are seeking a conservatorship deal which would mean they were legally in charge of her decisions, she is being held under the ‘5150‘, and will undergo a thorough mental heath evaluation by staff.

40- Year Old Peter Andre’s 23-Year Old Girlfriend Emily Is Pregnant

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Peter-Andre-Emily-MacDonagh-holPeter Andre‘s 23-year-old girlfriend Emily MacDonagh is pregnant with their first child together. The surprise pregnancy’s announcement comes just a couple of weeks after her graduation from Bristol University, where she studied to be a doctor, and graduated with honours. Woopsie! Something tells me this little one wasn’t planned…

Whilst I’m happy for the reality star after such a difficult year for him following the death of his brother, I can’t help but feel that a 17-year age gap is more than a little ridiculous. That’s like me now having a baby with a man my Dad’s age. So wrong. However, the pair seem pretty happy about it themselves, and there’s no denying that he’s already a pretty marvelous Dad.

He spilled the beans in his latest ‘New!‘ magazine column: “We were going to keep this to ourselves a little bit longer, but as everyone’s been asking, I am very happy to tell you that Emily and I are having a baby, and we are over the moon. Emily will make a brilliant mum. I always wanted to have six because I’m one of six, but I reckon if I had another two I’d be happy.”

Kate Middleton Gives Birth To First Child, & It’s A Baby Boy

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7123284After what seems to be the longest, dullest and most over-hyped pregnancy of the last decade, Kate Middleton has given birth to the 3rd in line for the throne via natural birth methods… a baby boy! The Duchess of Cambridge K-Mid popped the Prince of Cambridge out at 4.24 pm today, and he weighed 8 lbs 6oz– not a bad size considering her skeletal frame!

Prince Charles has congratulated his son on his first arrival: “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.”

Clarence House confirmed his delivery on Twitter: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24 pm. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.” Kate will stay overnight in the Lindo Wing of ‘St. Mary’s Hospital‘ in London, and was accompanied by just her husband during her labour- it sounds as if she declined her mother and sister’s offer to stay with her during the room.

In more interesting news, the birth of their child was announced by some ridiculously dressed town crier outside the palace with an easel, and during one live news report of the coverage, a man was overheard saying: “I heard the baby was black?!” Brilliant! Even funnier was the fact that I believed the child had been named ‘Ben Dover‘ for a full 2 minutes until I figured out that it was a joke…cringe. The best tweet I’ve seen about the birth so far came from Adam from ‘Owl City‘, who compared Kate to the superior celeb Mum Kim Kardashian: “Yo Will and Kate I’m really happy for you and Imma let you finish but Kanye and Kim had one of the best babies of all time.” Agreed!

‘EOS’: The New Celebrity Lip Addiction Favoured By The Kardashians & Miley Cyrus

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EOS‘ is the ‘it’ make-up brand at the moment, with their products popping up everywhere- all over the shop in fact! In the latest demonstration of celebrity endorsements in advertising and product promotion, Miley Cyrus can be seen sampling their products in her latest music video for ‘We Can’t Stop‘, where they are scattered across a table at a party.

miley-cyrus-we-cant-stop-video-lipbalm-580x328Not only do they come in a number of fruity flavours, but they also have quite a funky circular design, and cost only $3.29. Unfortunately you can’t purchase them as of yet in any British cosmetic stores, but they should expand overseas soon. The flavour I’m most desperate to try is mint, but you can also buy pomegranate raspberry, strawberry sorbet, summer fruit, honeysuckle honeydew, medicated tangerine, and lemon drop (with SPF 15, so perfect for a summer get away).

Kim-Kardashian-EOS-Lip-Balm-Lover-492x492The Kardashians are other fans of the range, especially Kim and younger sibling Kylie, and Kim used their products consistently throughout her recent pregnancy, with her favourite flavour being strawberry sorbet. Each balm contains shea butter and antioxidants. You can buy ‘Evolution of Smooth‘ products here. I only wish I’d discovered them sooner! I remember during my visit to New York last summer, my sister was more excited than your average kid at Christmas when she stumbled across a stack of these in several cheap drug stores- I think the majority of her suitcase was filled with them upon our return!

The Kardashians Collaborate With ‘Lipsy’ On New Clothing Line

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Kim-Kourtney-Khloe-Kardashian-Kollection-Launch-Dorothy-Perkins-3-491x673When I first heard that the Kardashian sisters were designing a collection, (sorry ‘kollection’) of clothing for UK stores, I expected them to have paired up with the likes of ‘River Island‘, ‘Topshop‘, or of course ‘Lipsy‘, who all share quite a young demographic. Their collaboration with dowdy High Street store ‘Dorothy Perkins‘ just wasn’t right for their public image; so now I’m glad that party dress shop ‘Lipsy‘ is their newest collaboration.

Lipsy‘ posted on their site yesterday: “Super exciting news at ‘Lipsy‘ HQ! Lipsy are teaming up with the Kardashians to launch a brand new ‘Kardashian Kollection‘ this Autumn. The highly anticipated new collection will embrace Kim‘s glamorous vibe, Kourtney‘s eclectic taste and Khloé‘s edgy style. From timeless pieces to fashionably tailored looks, the line will appeal to all women who love fashion. ‘Lipsy‘ caught up with Kourtney, Kim and Khloé this week and this is what they had to say.”

Khloé: “We’re so excited to announce the launch of ‘Kardashian Kollection‘ for ‘Lipsy‘ in the UK, Ireland, Russia and the Middle East this October. We’re collaborating with ‘Lipsy‘ to bring a fresh new range of pieces and I can’t wait for the new line to hit stores.”

Kourtney added “Kim, Khloé and I are always looking for new ways to keep our ‘Kollection‘ unique and give our fans fashion-forward pieces, so we felt that teaming up with ‘Lipsy‘ was the perfect way to do this. There’s a little something for everyone in this new ‘Kollection‘.” And finally, Kim: “We always want to keep things fresh and exciting for our fans across the world and we can’t wait to see the response around these new pieces. There are some really stylish blazers for the fall, sexy evening dresses and statement pieces I can’t wait for everyone to see.”

Kourtney posted on her own personal blog about it too: “Khloé and I are always looking for new ways to keep our ‘Kollection‘ unique and give our fans fashion-forward pieces, so we felt that teaming up with ‘Lipsy‘ was the perfect way to do this. There’s a little something for everyone in this new ‘Kollection‘ and I can’t wait to see how you guys style the pieces. I’m always impressed with the way everyone is so uniquely dressed. More to come!”

Coroner Confirms That Heroin Was Found In ‘Glee’ Actor Cory Monteith’s System

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cory-monteith-lea-michele-1I was hoping desperately that the cause of ‘Glee‘ actor Cory Monteith‘s death wasn’t down to a drug relapse, but the results of the autopsy and toxicology reports undertaken confirm that he died after consuming a lethal cocktail of heroin and alcohol, with both strongly present in his system.

Over the weekend Cory‘s cousin Richard Monteith asked fans via ‘Global Views‘ to abstain from judging him over his usage, and encouraged them to remember all the brilliant things he did instead: “Please don’t judge on what is gonna be coming out. Glass half full. All the good things that he’s done. There’s more things on that side to focus on. As guys, we didn’t really talk too much about problems. But for me, anyways, that’s not the focus. People are gonna focus on this last chapter as a bad thing. Don’t use the last chapter do judge someone’s life … Because his life is full of beautiful stories and failures and successes. It doesn’t matter about his problems. It matters about the lives he changed. It matters that he was genuine.”

His final film role before his death was as a drug-addict in prison for murder in a nitty gritty indie style flick, ‘McCanick.’ Director Josh Walker has described this week Cory‘s determination to ‘People’ to not only obtain the part, but to prove to himself and others that he can move on from his troubles: “He opened up quite a bit. He was like, ‘I can do this character. I know this character. I was this character. I have lived elements of this.’ He said, ‘I was a troubled youth.’ ”

As for an update about girlfriend Lea, her representative has since provided a slightly lengthier account: “Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family.”

Steal Her Style: Recreate Khloé Kardashian’s Lumberjack Look With Timberland Boots

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000-Khloe-Kardashians-School-Visit-White-V-Neck-Tee-Cut-Off-Short-Pyrex-Vision-Plaid-Shirt-Chanel-Bag-and-Timberland-BootsKhloé Kardashian-Odom is bringing the 90s back with her latest fashion choice. The multi-million reality queen and best member of the Kardashian Klan has been strutting around LA with sister Kourtney wearing some fabulous ‘Timberland‘ boots, whilst visiting potential schools for her nephew Mason.

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As if the shoes weren’t cool enough or lumberjack enough as it is, she threw a ‘Pyrex Vision‘ checked shirt, red bandana and a dark green 2.55 ‘Chanel’ bag into the mix. In order to rock this sexy hill billy look, you’ll need to drop £160 on these booties, which are availble here for £160. The boots are available in a UK size 3.5-9, and the only colour online is listed as ‘Wheat.’

Although they may not be the best footwear choice given the LA heat currently, they’re sure to last her through the winter, and her Twitter fans certainly seem to be in awe of them too, with one writing: “Khloé Kardashian has been spotted wearing ‘Timberland‘ Boots, I must now buy a pair of ‘Timberlands’.”

‘Glee’ Actor Cory Monteith Dies Aged 31, 2 Weeks Before Planned Wedding To Girlfriend Lea Michele

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Screen shot 2013-07-14 at 14.43.39Excellent ‘Glee‘ actor Cory Monteith died sometime yesterday in Vancouver. The 31-year-old actor, who played the role of principal character Finn Hudson from the start of the show, was staying in a room on the 21st floor of the ‘Pacific Rim Hotel‘ in Canada when he died of supposedly natural causes. Alarm bells rang with hotel staff when he failed to surface from his room after the allotted check out time, and when security were called to investigate, and found him deceased.

Despite his past rehab trips, (the most recent being this April), he had appeared to have conquered his drug problem, which developed when he was just 13, and police on the scene insisted that there didn’t appear to have been any foul play when they discovered his body several hours later. An autopsy will be performed tomorrow.

His publicist Melissa Kates simply said: “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.” What makes this story even worse is the fact that he and girlfriend Lea Michele are said to have been planning their wedding in recent weeks, and were due to marry in just a fortnight. Fans of the ‘Fox‘ series (and myself included) feel that his death will put pressure on the show’s producers to cancel the show indefinitely; it simply wouldn’t be the same without him, and one fan described it as being “on its last legs anyway.” The most heartbreaking quote I’ve read today was from another fan on Twitter, who spoke of his passing from Lea‘s point of view: “she went from planning a wedding to planning a funeral.” Truly awful, and very surreal.

Celebrity tributes: Ariana Grande: “#RIPCoryMonteith shocking and heartbreaking. Prayers, condolences and love.” One of my avourite authors Lindsey Kelk added: “Reading the news about Cory Monteith. So very sad. Sometimes someone is so good an actor, we don’t see the truth until it’s too late.” Kim Kardashian: “Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers for his family. Praying for Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling.” Jessica Lowndes: “Absolutely heartbreaking. I’m in shock 😦 #RipCoryMonteith All of my thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family and loved ones.” Katy Perry: “Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you.” Demi Lovato: “#RIPCoryMonteith… So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea.” ‘Pretty Little Liars‘ actress Lucy Hale: “With ever ounce of my body praying about Cory and his family and his friends. God bless all involved. Heart broken.” Hayley Williams: “My heart goes out to his friends, family, fans, and everyone who worked with him on ‘Glee‘. Rest in peace, Cory.” Former cast member, Irish actor Damian McGinty: “The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I’ve met. Can’t believe it.” Another original cast member, Harry Shum, wrote: “At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn’t seem real to me. I love you.”

Lady Gaga Provides Release Dates For Upcoming ‘Artpop’ Album

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944211_10151799572259574_624590945_nLady Gaga has temporarily suspended her ‘media blackout’ of late, and has got the wheels in motion when it comes to the release of her next album. Upcoming project ‘Artpop‘ was initially going to be released this spring, but after a major health scare several months ago, production was halted for the time being.

Now Gagaloo has confirmed the single, album pre-order, and album and app release dates, and her team (‘The Haus of Gaga‘) wrote on LittleMonsters.com today: “Built by TechHAUS, the technological branch of HAUS OF GAGA, the app itself is a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion, and technology with a new interactive worldwide community – “the auras”. Altering the human experience with social media, we bring ARTculture into POP in a reverse Warholian expedition. Exploring Gaga‘s existence as a cultural interface, the user will share in the ‘adrenaline of fame’ as they build and share their own projects, chat with one another, and watch in real-time on a virtual globe as ARTPOP explodes onto the physical and virtual universe at once on November 11, our “BIG BANG!” On this day HAUS OF GAGA venges with forte to bring the music industry into a new age; an age where art drives pop, and the artist once again is in control of the ‘icon’. In turn, the album ARTPOP musically mirrors Gaga‘s creative process as she passes through the mediums of each artist she collaborates with, scoring a blueprint of her journey. The result, a “rage” of electronic passion and fury, defining each artistic process from beginning to end, ARTPOP could mean anything. But for her, this is a celebration of obsession. And on November 10, she will host an evening of artRave exhibiting Haus of Gaga‘s projects as well as collaborations with Inez & Vinoodh, Robert Wilson, Marina Abramovic & Jeff Koons.” Yes, it’s about time that this bitch came back with a bang…

MTV ‘The Valleys’ Star Nicole Morris Has Her First Boob Job

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nicole-morris-43Last month I was absolutely gutted to hear that ‘MTV‘ had decided not to renew Nicole Morris‘ contract for the 3rd series of hit Welsh reality TV show, ‘The Valleys.’ But now the feisty & fun girl has shown them exactly what they’ll be missing onscreen by getting her first plastic surgery- none other than a breast enlargement!

She’s documented her hospital stay and given details of the procedure, including a pic of her in her hospital gown, on Twitter: “On my way to Birmingham ready for my surgery ahhh so exited and nervous!!!! #boobiessss. On my way home from Birmingham can’t wait to get into my bed! Yay nearly home! @Krisbrown16 get ready to undress me lol. Just woke up, feeling tired but so happy, a big thank you to @elitesurgical1 for doing my surgery! Wow so much pain.”

The self-conscious star told ‘Reveal‘ magazine last October of her plans to increase her chest size from a 32B to a D cup: “I can’t wait for a boob job. I wont leave the house without a padded bra on. I’m so self-conscious that on a night out I wear two bras and chicken fillets. I’ll put on a bra with massive chicken fillets inside it, and then I’ll put on another bra over the top with more chicken fillets in.”