Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

Melco Crown Entertainment's Co-chairman, James Packer, right, and singer Mariah Carey pose on the red carpet of the opening ceremony for the Studio City project in Macau, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. China's world-beating gambling hub is getting a taste of Hollywood glamour as its newest casino resort makes its debut on Tuesday with a glitzy grand opening that masks turmoil behind the scenes. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Melco Crown Entertainment’s Co-chairman, James Packer, right, and singer Mariah Carey pose on the red carpet of the opening ceremony for the Studio City project in Macau, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. China’s world-beating gambling hub is getting a taste of Hollywood glamour as its newest casino resort makes its debut on Tuesday with a glitzy grand opening that masks turmoil behind the scenes. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Kevin Jonas and his wife welcomed their second child. RTW

Mariah Carey is devastated by her breakup with James Packer. E! Online

Johnny Depp left his talent agency. CAA

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross welcomed their first child. Yahoo!

A Grey’s Anatomy is pregnant. Wet Paint

Kristen Stewart went public with her new girlfriend. Stuff

Kate Beckinsale’s husband filed for divorce. TMZ

Brangelina is selling off their property. People

Michael Phelps is married. CNN

Nick Young welcomed a baby months after cheating on Iggy Azalea. Rolling Out

Is Khloe Kardashian getting married? Uproxx

Amber Rose used to date a transgender man. Shade Room

‘Birth of a Nation’ director Nate Parker was hit with another sexual assault allegation. The Wrap

Lady Gaga Talks Her Toned Down New Image

Just who is Lady Gaga these days, and what can we expect from the singer who once donned a meat dress, walked the red carpet inside an egg, channeled Julie Andrews, and randomly toured with Tony Bennett? The singer has amassed a huge following, but it’s not without controversy, and her over-the-top image has always sent tongues wagging. She’s been honest about her bouts of depression and mental illness, and at times I’ve questioned not only her identity, but her ability to sustain the barbs that come along with this business. But does she have an actual brand, or is she an ever-changing artist that will break through any box the public is so eager to provide? It’s hard to say, but one thing is for sure, and it’s that she’s stripped of all accoutremants for her new album.
In an interview with the London Times’ Culture, Lady Gaga finally took us inside her toned down new look, explaining that she would “just prefer to go through this album cycle and talk about [her] music instead of it “becom[ing] about everything else,” which was “what I [once] wanted.” She furthered, “You can’t make music with a bunch of boys who are staring at a lobster on your head.” Is it a good move, or will the public tire of what might otherwise be an identity crisis? Time will tell.

Jack Reacher: New Orleans Fan Screening

New Orleans fans of Jack Reacher were in for a treat, as the film’s stars walked the red carpet for a special fan screening. See some images from the event below.

HARAHAN, LA - OCTOBER 16:  Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Edward Zwick and Patrick Heusinger attend the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Tom Cruise;Cobie Smulders;Danika Yarosh;Edward Zwick;Patrick Heusinger
HARAHAN, LA – OCTOBER 16: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Edward Zwick and Patrick Heusinger attend the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Tom Cruise;Cobie Smulders;Danika Yarosh;Edward Zwick;Patrick Heusinger
HARAHAN, LA - OCTOBER 16:  Danika Yarosh attends the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Danika Yarosh
HARAHAN, LA – OCTOBER 16: Danika Yarosh attends the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Danika Yarosh
HARAHAN, LA - OCTOBER 16:  Actor Tom Cruise signs autographs at the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Tom Cruise
HARAHAN, LA – OCTOBER 16: Actor Tom Cruise signs autographs at the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Tom Cruise
HARAHAN, LA - OCTOBER 16:  Actress Cobie Smulders attends the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Cobie Smulders
HARAHAN, LA – OCTOBER 16: Actress Cobie Smulders attends the fan screening of the Paramount Pictures title “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, on October 16, 2016 at the AMC Elmwood in New Orleans, USA. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Cobie Smulders

Angelina Jolie v. Brad Pitt: A Look at a Romance Gone Wrong

No one was more surprised about the demise of Brangelina than myself. First, they did seem in love. Second, they had six kids, and one would think they’d work through their issues. Third, they have openly declared their love, most notably after Angelina Jolie underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and breasts in a preemptive effort to avoid cancer. And lastly, their relationship began with an affair, and though that is no indicator of long-lasting love, I simply assumed that if Mr. Smith wanted to leave America’s Sweetheart for Mrs. Smith, he’d have a damn good reason. And speaking of America’s Sweetheart, her new Prince Charming had something poignant to say, with Justin Theroux explaining that “As a child of divorce, all I can say is that’s terrible news for those children.” As for Jennifer Aniston, she has remained silent, but the meme-sphere is on overdrive, and the general implication is that Brangelina got what they deserved. After all, didn’t they endlessly brag about falling in love on set while Pitt was in fact married to another women? And let’s not forget their W Magazine spread touting their fake family in the name of art.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were a notoriously private couple. They had an air-tight team who never leaked stories, leading tabloids to use their typical guesses, such as “they’re on the verge of splitting,” with no additional details. At some point everyone is on the verge of splitting, so the more darts you throw, the more likely you are to ultimately hit a target. But now that they’re actually splitting, the leaks have become Niagara Falls.Suddenly Brad Pitt is an angry drunk that got physical with the children who are “now recovering” from an incident on a plane. The shocking revelation has one purpose and one purpose only: to tank his career. It serves her no favor in court, and it certainly is not helpful to the children, who now have an even more focused lens on their lives. Why does the public need to know about their personal problems? If the children need to be protected from their father, then keep that private. It also doesn’t help Angelina’s PR, because we all remember the pre-charitable woman who wore those vials of blood and said off-color remarks in nearly every interview. It’s possible she did not want to be blamed for the breakup, but this isn’t the way to circumvent that scrutiny. In fact, it escalates it.

Tabloids have long speculated that when Brad Pitt took up with Angelina, he lost all his friends, stopped filming sex scenes as per her demand, and used his nice-guy demeanor to make up for her cold temperament that was often noticed on the red carpet. George Clooney’s shocked reaction to the news of their split further confirms his estrangement with Brad, despite the fact that tabloids often tout the twosome as good friends. As for his non-public friends, who knows. All we know is that six children are in the mix, and I’m confused as to why Pitt’s perilous temperament didn’t surface earlier, perhaps before child number 3, 4, 5, or 6. For two people who once loved each other, one would think they could handle this with a tad more grace, integrity, and respect. I often tell people to leave their relationships with the same dignity with which they entered it. But since their relationship began sans dignity, perhaps they should have taken the opposite of my advice this one time.

Screening of the “Arrival” — Red Carpet Photos

Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker in a thrilling film about an elite team tasked to investigate the strange spaceships that have landed all over the world. The threat of global war hangs over their heads as they fight the clock looking for answers. See pictures from the screening below.

Amy Adams;Jeremy Renner
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 12: Actors Amy Adams (L) and Jeremy Renner attend the “Arrival” Toronto International Film Festival screening at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Abigail Pniowsky
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Abigail Pniowsky attends the “Arrival” premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Jeremy Renner
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Jeremy Renner attend the “Arrival” Toronto International Film Festival screening at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Amy Adams
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Amy Adams attends the “Arrival” Toronto International Film Festival screening at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mark O'Brien;Georgina Reilly
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 12: Actors Mark O’Brien (L) and Georgina Reilly attends the “Arrival” Toronto International Film Festival screening at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Queen Noor of Jordan;Amy Adams;Harry Connick Jr
New York, NY – 9/14/16 -Special Screening and Reception in Celebration of “Arrival” hosted by Paramount Pictures …..- Pictured: Queen Noor of Jordan , Amy Adams and Harry Connick Jr .-Photo by: Dave Allocca/Starpix

Deepwater Horizon TIFF Premier

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson, and Director Peter Berg walked the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival World Premiere Gala Presentation of Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horion.” The biographical disaster thriller is based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The movie opens September 30, 2016, in the United States. See pictures from the event below.

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson seen at Lionsgate’s "Deepwater Horizon" premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson seen at Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Gina Rodriguez stars as ‘Andrea Fleytas’ in DEEPWATER HORIZON. Photo Credit: David Lee
Gina Rodriguez stars as ‘Andrea Fleytas’ in DEEPWATER HORIZON.
Photo Credit: David Lee
Gina Rodriguez seen at Lionsgate’s "Deepwater Horizon" premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Gina Rodriguez seen at Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson seen at Lionsgate’s "Deepwater Horizon" premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson seen at Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Felicia Williams, Mike Williams, Sydney Williams and Mark Wahlberg seen at Lionsgate’s "Deepwater Horizon" premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Felicia Williams, Mike Williams, Sydney Williams and Mark Wahlberg seen at Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Mark Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg seen at Lionsgate’s "Deepwater Horizon" premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Mark Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg seen at Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Toronto.
Mark Wahlberg stars as ‘Mike Williams’ in DEEPWATER HORIZON. Photo Credit: Enrique Chediak
Mark Wahlberg stars as ‘Mike Williams’ in DEEPWATER HORIZON.
Photo Credit: Enrique Chediak

Christian Siriano Wins the Emmys Red Carpet

Designers often complain about dressing varied shapes, and major actresses have long claimed to have issues finding dresses for huge events as a result. The challenge of dressing a different form is welcomed by Christian Siriano; however, who slayed at the Emmys with looks for Leslie Jones, Niecy Nash, Kathy Bates, Angela Basset, and more. Here’s to the celebration of all shapes and sizes, courtesy of Christian Siriano.

Ben-Hur Mexico Premiere — See Red Carpet

BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. See images from the Mexico Premiere below.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09:  Eduardo Verastegui attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: Eduardo Verastegui attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09:  Jack Huston attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: Jack Huston attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) ***
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09:  (L-R) Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Roma Downey, Rodrigo Santoro and Morgan Freeman attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: (L-R) Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Roma Downey, Rodrigo Santoro and Morgan Freeman attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09:  Toby Kebbell attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: Toby Kebbell attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09:  Alexander Acha attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: Alexander Acha attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09: Roma Downey (R) and guest attend the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Lucian Capellaro for Paramount Pictures) width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: Roma Downey (R) and guest attend the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Lucian Capellaro for Paramount Pictures)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09:  Rodrigo Santoro signs autographs and takes selfies with fans during the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: Rodrigo Santoro signs autographs and takes selfies with fans during the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 09:  Morgan Freeman attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "Ben-Hur" at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) width=
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – AUGUST 09: Morgan Freeman attends the Mexico Premiere of the Paramount Pictures “Ben-Hur” at Metropolitan Theater on August 9, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

#Tabloid Gossip: Your Weekly Celebrity News

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Mary J. Blige ended her marriage. D Listed

Tom Cruise might have found a new love interest. Fishwrapper

Chris Klein is a father. Yahoo

Jamie Alexander might have a new man. Contact Music

Keshia Knight Pulliam is having some major marriage drama. Wet Paint

Kristen Stewart is in love with her new girlfriend. Out Magazine

Lindsay Lohan split with her fiance. The Cut

Adriana Lima is dating an athlete. Wonderwall

Does Demi Lovato have a new man? Just Jared

Miranda Kerr is engaged to a tech titan. People

Kate Hudson is dating Diplo? PopSugar

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney ended their engagement. Socialite Life

Calvin Harris moved on from Taylor Swift. Stuff

Miranda Lambert cried while singing a song she wrote with Blake Shelton. HL

How Kim Kardashian Just Tanked Taylor Swift’s Career


Is there anything better than watching two rich divas duke it out, especially when one such diva has perpetuated a squeaky clean image of propriety? Such was the case when Kim Kardashian West boldly released footage of her husband, Kanye West, receiving verbal approval from Taylor Swift for using her name in his song, ‘Famous,’ which is featured in his most recent record, ‘The Life of Pablo.’ During the phone call, Kanye can be heard reciting the lyric, “To all my southside n—-s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” to which Taylor responds, “it’s like a compliment, kind of,” and “It’s obviously very tongue in cheek.” She then mentioned the flowers sent to her by Kanye and bragged about the amount of likes the photo received. 

Kim Kardashian had previously proclaimed Swift’s consent to the lyric, and Swift’s team countered with condescension, implying that Kim was merely her husband’s puppet, saying:

Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.

Kim also claimed that Swift was set to reveal her approval at the Grammys, but backtracked, which can also be heard in the conversation when Swift says, “right after the song comes out I’m going to be on a Grammys red carpet and they’re going to ask me about it and I’ll be like, ‘He called me.'” Swift immediately countered on twitter, insisting that although she can be heard approving the sex line, she cannot be heard approving the words, “that bitch,” as if the tiny dichotomy makes a difference. Plus, her entire Grammy speech was about Kanye wrongfully taking credit for her success, not about the misogyny of the word “bitch.” In fact, Swift also says, “You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter that I sold 7 million of that album before you did that which is what happened, you didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.” I can only assume that’s in reference to the line about making her famous. And though she has tried to worm out of this by claiming she was never “played the song,” for approval, as one twitter user rightfully pointed out, she did not call John Mayer for approval of “Dear John,” nor did she call the plethora of other exes she bashed in her music using very specific references to their identity. Furthermore, most rappers don’t call for approval at all. Ask Eminem.

To quote Katy Perry, Taylor Swift is “Regina George in sheep’s clothing,” and she’s been exposed. It’s time to stop attacking Kanye and open our eyes to the Swift machine that is now breaking down. Having said that, it must be noted that an industry insider friend of mine is insistent that this is one big publicity stunt involving all three parties, and it’s spinning too far out of control. He predicts that there will be a very public amends, followed by an appearance by Kanye on Taylor’s upcoming record, which is all part of the master plan or long game. It’s certainly possible, and time will tell.