Taylor Swift bought a $4.9 million house located across the street from the Kennedy Compound in Massachusetts. Yes, she now lives within a stone's throw from Connor Kennedy’s grandmother, Ethel Kennedy. Naturally, the house is huge. It has 13 rooms, several gardens, an arbor, a brick patio with fireplace, a farmhouse kitchen and seven bedrooms. Speaking of Taylor Swift: She did a video chat yesterday and announced that her new album is called "Red" and it's going to drop October 22nd. It sounds like she's covering the same old themes. She said, quote, "[The songs] are all pretty much about the tumultuous semi-toxic relationships I've experienced in the last two years. In my mind all of those emotions are red. "I'm trying not to be too cryptic with it but I'm also trying to not give it all away . . . hiding little codes in lyrics." (You can click through a slide show of the house here.)
Robert Pattinson made his first post-scandal appearance on "The Daily Show" last night, and it was a little awkward, but definitely entertaining. And Rob actually did really well considering the circumstances. Jon Stewart started the interview off by breaking out the Ben and Jerry's ice cream. And he said, quote, "We're just a couple-a gals talking." They did reference the Kristen Stewart thing for the first few minutes, without actually saying her name. Pattinson admitted he didn't really know what to say because, quote, "I'm cheap, I didn't hire a publicist."
Rob was actually booed outside the studio, because he didn't get out of his car to meet with his waiting fans. But he did sign autographs later that night at the Museum of Modern Art. And he told fans, quote, "Thank you, guys, for being here."
Oh boy here we go again…Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie didn't get married this past weekend. So now the tabloids are saying it's going to happen this coming weekend. Supposedly, they've commissioned wedding bands from their jeweler worth about $784,000 each. They are matching rose gold bands with a tablet-cut diamond in them and their vows to each other engraved in them. You can't see it with the naked eye but they both know they're there.
The new "Dancing with the Stars" pairings were announced on "Good Morning America" yesterday. This is the all-star season, and some celebrities will have the advantage of dancing with the same partners they had during their first run. There will be a 13th couple, which is being voted on by fans at the show's website.
It's between "Queer Eye's" Carson Kressley, and Disney stars Sabrina Bryan and Kyle Massey. The results will be announced on "Good Morning America" on Monday, August 27th.
Here are the pairs that will be reunited:
Drew Lachey is re-teaming with Anna Trebunskaya . . . They won Season Two.
Emmitt Smith is re-teaming with Cheryl Burke . . . They won Season Three.
Joey Fatone is re-teaming with Kym Johnson . . . They came in second on Season Two.
Kirstie Alley is re-teaming with Maksim Chmerkovskiy . . . They came in second on Season 12.
Melissa Rycroft is re-teaming with Tony Dovolani . . . They came in third on Season Eight.
Bristol Palin is re-teaming with Mark Ballas . . . They came in third on Season 11.
And here are the celebrities with new partners:
Kelly Monaco will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy . . . Kelly won Season One with Alec Mazo.
Apolo Ohno will dance with Karina Smirnoff . . . Apolo won Season Four with Julianne Hough.
Helio Castroneves will dance with Chelsie Hightower . . . Helio won Season Five with Julianne Hough.
Shawn Johnson will dance with Derek Hough . . . Shawn won Season Eight with Mark Ballas.
Gilles Marini will dance with Peta Murgatroyd . . . Gilles came in second on Season Eight with Cheryl Burke.
Pamela Anderson will dance with Tristan McManus . . . Pamela came in sixth on Season 10 with Damian Whitewood.
Less than one month ago, Blake Lively said this…"I don't exercise, but I will start one day. I'm 24 now, so I guess I've been very, very lucky that it doesn't show that I like to eat. I should probably start working out I guess!" Well, I'm here to tell you that Blake Lively is a LIAR! On Sunday she and her boyfriend Ryan Reynolds were spotted going to a gym in Bedford, New York …where they have a home together.
At this time last year, Lindsay Lohan was getting her legal affairs in order, and she was pretty much broke. But things have changed. Sources say Lindsay is going to bank more than $2 million this year.
According to TMZ, she got a million bucks for her "Playboy" shoot . . . plus $300,000 for that Elizabeth Taylor movie "Liz and Dick". She's also going to get $200,000 for "Scary Movie 5" once she officially signs on. Lindsay is only getting about $6,480 for that movie "The Canyons". It's a low-budget flick. Her other income sources include her guest appearance on "Glee" an ad campaign she did for the German designer Philipp Plein and an endorsement deal with Jag Jeans. Like a lot of celebrities, she also gets paid by some companies to mention them on Twitter. She can make up to $10,000 for a single Tweet.
Legendary "Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown died yesterday at the age of 90. Helen started at "Cosmo" in 1965, and was the editor for the next 32 years. After she left that position, she stayed on to oversee the international editions of the magazine. She also wrote the best-selling book "Sex and the Single Girl", which was made into a movie starring Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda in 1964.
The hits just keep coming for Chad Johnson. VH1 is canceling plans to air his reality show "Ev and Ocho", after he allegedly head-butted his wife Evelyn Lozada Saturday night. The show was supposed to debut on September 3rd. They issued a statement saying, quote, "Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it." Chad was also cut from the Miami Dolphins and could potentially face domestic violence charges.
Here’s your Showbiz Photo of the Day: During the Olympic closing ceremonies on Sunday, Ryan Seacrest decided to have a little fun by PHOTOBOMBING BBC commentator and retired soccer star Gary Lineker. Then he posted the picture on Twitter.
Photo courtesy of Twitter
"The Voice" has announced two new TWISTS for its upcoming season.
First off, the coaches will have the ability to STEAL contestants from each other during the "battle rounds." Basically, when a coach cuts the losing singer, one of the other coaches can choose to buzz in and "claim" that contestant. Here's how it works out: As usual, each coach starts with 16 singers, which is reduced to eight during the battle rounds. But coaches can "claim" two discarded singers from another team, which brings their total to 10. Then comes something new called the "knockout round," where the teams will be whittled down to FIVE. The 10 singers will each perform on a stool in a boxing ring, and the top five on each team will go on to the live shows. Season Three premieres on September 10th.
"The Price Is Right" is holding a contest to find its first male model…but unfortunately, the winning guy will only appear on the show for one week. A casting call will be held in Los Angeles on August 30th, where the dudes will be judged on stuff like "verbal skills, posing and ability to properly showcase a product." The finalists will appear in a "five-episode web series" on the show's YouTube channel, then fans will vote for the winner, and that guy will appear on the show the week of October 15th.
NBC saved room for one last Olympic broadcast controversy during the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night. Just before The Who were about to go on to close out the Olympics, NBC interrupted the ceremony to air the premiere of a new show called "Animal Practice".
Obviously, they were looking to capitalize on the audience they had at the time. Yesterday, NBC defended the decision. They said what they did was OK because "prior to the break, viewers were informed that the final act and wrap up of the Closing Ceremony would follow later, [after 'Animal Practice' and the local news]." NBC did eventually return to air The Who's performance . . . but other acts were cut from the broadcast altogether. Those included Ray Davies from The Kinks, Muse and a second song by George Michael.
Regardless, NBC came out a WINNER. The London Olympics was the most-watched event in U.S. television history, with a total of 219.4 million viewers over 17 days. The Beijing Olympics in 2008 is second with a total of 215 million viewers. Sunday night's Closing Ceremony averaged 31 million viewers. NBC's "Animal Practice" stunt paid off . . . 12.8 million people watched it…however, it wasn't as big as the premiere of the Matthew Perry show "Go On", which premiered after the Olympics last Wednesday night.