Today in celebrity gossip: Hollywood's cutest mini-celebs may be dating again, Kanye West retouched his own wedding photos, and The Situation got beat up in a tanning salon.
Tides come in, they go out, they flow, they ebb, sometimes more than before, but they always return. Thus is the ever-present, undeniable pull the moon has over us all. Friends, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber appear to be back together again. Following last week's quickly deleted "Our love is unconditional" Instagram post by a lovelorn Justin Bieber, he and his erstwhile ex-girlfriend were spotted palling around in Malibu on Monday. TMZ has a shaky video of the two trying to navigate a birthday party at local bar Bootsy Bellows while Gomez clung to Bieber's manly frame for protection, affection, and perhaps even lifelong companionship? So how serious was this hangout? How long will it last? Can their pure love endure the constant pressures and scrutiny of the media haters? Or will it all work out this time, a classic love everlasting? It truly does not matter in any way to us, them, or the universe at large! Congratulations, kids, and have a great and steamy summer. [TMZ]
Remember Kanye West and Kim Kardashian? You probably do, I'm not sure why I had to ask that. But remember when they got married a few weeks ago? Well, even if you don't remember that, trust me, they got married a few weeks ago. A lot of people "liked" and "fav'd" the picture that Kim Kardashian Instagrammed of their wedding and, maybe you didn't know this or maybe you did, but that picture became the most "liked" photo in Instagram history. Well, recently Kanye West was hanging out at Cannes and he told a gathered audience that he'd originally hired Vanity Fair's esteemed photographer and primary documentarian of expensive hoarding, Annie Leibovitz, to shoot their wedding photos. Except then she went and bailed at the last minute due to what West described as being "afraid of celebrity." So while you try to do the mental gymnastics to somehow accept that Annie Leibovitz is afraid of celebrity, let's move on to the heart of the story, which was that Kanye West personally spent four days of his honeymoon attempting to recreate a DIY-Leibovitz aesthetic for his own photos.
Because Annie pulled out, I was like, ‘Okay, I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz,’ and we sat there and worked on that photo for, like, four days because the flowers were off-color.
The flowers were off-color, guys. Just a typical grade-A wedding disaster! Kanye West went on to describe his wedding photo retouching ordeal:
Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall,’ or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci — and how important Kim is to the Internet.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ANY OF THIS MEANS. I just ran it through Google Translate and nothing, just a bunch of Korean symbols. What does it mean? Feel free to translate in the comments below. Also take our hot poll and also click through the gallery. Just click a lot, always. Kanye and Kim are very confusing and surprisingly boring, but that shouldn't stop us from talking about them! [Page Six]
Despite the old adage that money can't buy happiness, it seems pretty obvious that money can buy happiness? Just ask prize-winning physician Dr. Dre, who recently became a borderline billionaire after his Beats By Dre headphone shop was purchased by something called The Apple for several billion dollars. Whereas you or I might take our first big paycheck and splurge on a whole box of Starburst at Costco, Dr. Dre bought a $40M mansion formerly owned by Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. But this week his fun-time spending spree continued when went to a bar in Los Angeles and MADE IT RAIN on a lucky waitress, leaving her a $5,000 tip. The famously serious and grim beatmaker was also seen "partying at the venue, taking tequila shots, chatting with the deejay and taking pictures with fans." So the next time someone tries to shame you into believing that money is the root of all evil or whatever, just remember that sometimes motherf**kers act like they forgot about Dre. [Page Six]
Question: When you discover that a grown man has an extensive shoe collection, and perhaps more specifically that grown man is a middle aged white dude and the shoes are mostly Air Jordans, would that be a turn-on or is it a red flag? It appears to be a major turn-on for actress Olivia Wilde, whose fiancé and baby-daddy Jason Sudeikis is apparently a major "sneaker-head with about 200 pairs of Air Jordans." And it should go without saying that the Air Jordans in question are displayed in plain sight: "They make up an extraordinarily colorful wall in our apartment." NOT JUDGING, guys. Everyone is allowed to spend their money as they see fit. For her part, Olivia Wilde has much better taste in collectibles: "miniature objects, anything tiny: furniture, cameras, trees. All of which you'll find scattered around my home. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is everything I could dream of in a film." Question #2: Is Olivia Wilde the best? [Us Weekly]
Some skeletons don't stay buried. Just when it looked like our nation had safely swept the Jersey Shore phenomenon under the rug, castmembers continue popping up in the news. (Well, in TMZ headlines at least). JWoww and Snooki have been procreating. Ronnie gained and lost weight. Now even The Situation has scrambled back into our lives by going and getting himself real beat up in, where else, a tanning salon! The man whose human name is Mike Sorrentino apparently co-owns a tanning salon with his family and last week the employees filed a police report against the Sorrentinos claiming that "each employee was owed between $100 and $200." Those tensions may have led to yesterday's blow-up between Sorrentino and his brother Frank, which became a full-on BRAWL to which police responded and arrested The Situation. TMZ has some fairly convincing photos of Sorrentino's post-arrest shiners, but please bear one important fact in mind: The tanning salon is currently the main location for the new reality show "The Sorrentinos." So yes, of course this was all just on-camera fakery. See what I'm saying about skeletons? We needed to dig a deeper grave apparently. It's probably time to salt and burn those bones, meet me at the graveyard at half past midnight. [Page Six, TMZ]
It is not clear what confluence of cosmic events led to Courtney Love and Mariah Carey hanging out together, but it doesn't matter! Only this picture matters:
Miley Cyrus and her sister Noah Cyrus called the hotel concierge, requested a green screen, and apparently spent the afternoon doing stuff like this:
Austin Mahone has done too many backflips and now he's all tuckered out:
Speaking of tuckered out, Madonna may have fallen asleep while taking this selfie?
Finally, a gaggle of barely legal Teen Wolf hunks (Mason Dye, Tyler Posey, and Dylan Sprayberry) seemed to be having a great time here, and why wouldn't they be?
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