Today in celebrity gossip news: It seems that the world's favorite young couple really is kaput, Kim and Kanye buy an elaborate new house, and Justin Bieber's weed history is explored.
Yesterday we heard a darkest whisper, a rumor from the Caribbean, that young stars Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, she a former country teen turned burgeoning pop lady and he a boy bander who will look back on these glorious years bitterly when he is 35 and living in Essex, had broken up. After a whirlwind romance of kissing backstage at shows and going to the Central Park Zoo together, it was said that the two got in a rather large fight while vacationing in the British Virgin Islands and that Swift flew home in anger, leaving Harry to go party it up on Richard Branson's ominous island, where I'm told you can hunt that most dangerous game if you ask the right way. This was a one-source rumor yesterday, but now it appears more concrete. Harry and Taylor really are no more, a love as fleeting and lovely as a sunset. Who will Taylor Swift date next? She's had a good run of it lately with shaggy-haired 18-year-olds, so maybe she will find another one of those? Or perhaps it's on to a new thing. Brooding 50-year-old counts who live in dark and drafty Bohemian castles. Rugged explorers in their 70s who have lots of whale bones in their seaside captain's houses. Romeo Beckham. Really could be anyone! We wish her luck and can't wait to see what she decides. Styles, on the other hand, is maybe facing a tougher road. He's not got much going for him, and few women seem interested, so he might be in for a spell of unintentional monasticism. Sorry, boy-o. Stay strong. There's always Louis to turn to on cold, lonely nights, if it comes to that. Sigh. The end of something, huh? Always sad. [People]
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, two humans who dwell proudly in this world, are a couple with a baby on the way. So that means that they need a place to live, a crib to house a crib. They've chosen an $11 million property in Bel Air, which they're in the process of gutting and renovating. When done the place will be a gargantuan 14,000 square-feet and will feature a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor pools, a basketball court, a bowling alley (like some sort of weird, reclusive 1920s millionaire), a movie theater, and "full hair and makeup salon." That last one is funny/confusing. "Full hair and makeup salon" implies, to me, that it will be fully staffed? That there will be swishy men named Joseph who sigh a lot and talk about the '80s with a pinched wistfulness while they primp their middle-aged clients' hair, and colorists named Darla with troubled husbands at home, and old magazines and three-years-out-of-date light Euro house grooves playing overhead. I really hope they mean "full hair and makeup salon," because the idea of this whole cast of characters, this entire small economy, existing in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's house is a wonderful one. Do it, you two! You already have a crazy existence, what's there to lose in making it just that little extra bit crazier? [TMZ]