Justin Bieber’s star isn’t falling anytime soon. In fact he just set a new record. His new album, "Believe Acoustic", debuted at #1…which makes it his FIFTH #1 album, and it makes him the only artist ever to have achieved that before turning 19 years old. He turns 19 on March 1st. He was previously tied with Miley Cyrus for the record who had four #1 albums before age 19. Meanwhile, "Life & Style Weekly" claims that the reason Justin and Selena Gomez broke up was because Selena found out that Justin cheated with Rihanna…when he was 16. Justin's rep denies it.
Chris Brown showed up in court yesterday to face charges that he faked his community service. And you'll never guess who he brought for moral support. Okay, I'm lying. You'll guess it immediately. It was Rihanna! Chris didn't get any closure from the court, though. The judge said he needed more time to review all the documentation. So he scheduled another hearing for April 5th. Obviously, it's ironic for Rihanna to be there with Chris, since the whole reason he's in trouble is because he beat her up in February of 2009. It's his probation from that case that he's accused of violating by faking his community service.
Some Kardashian news…mama Kris claims that Kim Kardashian’s ongoing divorce battle with Kris Humphries is causing stress for Kim and her unborn child. But Humphries believes this is just a ploy by Kim to get him to cave in to her demands. As you probably know, he wants their marriage annulled on the grounds that it was a fraud. Kim is refusing to give in to that. She wants a standard divorce.
Meanwhile, "Life & Style Weekly" claims that Lamar Odom has asked Khloe Kardashian for a trial separation. “He told Khloé he needs time to think and be away from her,” an insider shares in the new issue of Life & Style. “He feels completely smothered by her. He feels like he has lost a lot of himself in their marriage and being a part of the whole Kardashian machine, and he is over it.”
Mama June from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" says she's dropped 100 pounds over the past two years. She didn't do it on purpose. It's all because of the show. June weighed 365 pounds when she started taping in January of 2011 and now she's down to 263. She says, quote, "I haven't done any surgeries…no diet pills…never went to the gym, but with the show I've been more active. They have me running around and going different places…I guess it's paying off."
Barbara Walters called in to "The View" yesterday to give an update on her recovery from the chicken pox. She said, quote, "I have been a little weak. I am not in any pain. And I'm not scratching too much. I'm not itching away." She added, quote, "I just feel sort of weak and tired, and I probably won't be back on the program for about three weeks."
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested for DUI. Helton was pulled over at around 2:30 yesterday morning, just a few blocks from his home in Thornton, Colorado. He issued a statement apologizing and saying he exercised "poor judgment." Here's his mugshot
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Maddam Tussauds has created 4 different wax figures for Whitney Houston…who passed away last year right before the Grammys. The figures are from different points in her 30-year career. The figure of Whitney performing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is going to Washington, D.C.'s Tussauds; Hollywood will get her in her 1992 movie The Bodyguard; Las Vegas will display the young Houston as seen in her 1988 video for "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"; and New York will exhibit a more recent likeness of the singer, from a 2009 photo shoot for her final studio album.
Courtesy of Maddam Tussauds
Earlier this week, there were reports that the feds would NOT prosecute Lance Armstrong for doping…even though he readily admitted to doing it during his interview with Oprah. But that doesn't mean he's completely out of the woods. TMZ says federal authorities ARE investigating Lance for obstruction, intimidation and witness tampering…all of which he also admitted to in that interview. These charges COULD land Lance in federal prison.
Apple has announced that iTunes has sold its 25 BILLIONTH SONG. It was an electronic song called "Monkey Drums (Goskel Vancin Remix)" by Chase Buch, which was downloaded by some dude in Germany.Apple is giving the guy a $13,500 iTunes gift card.(--iTunes launched in April of 2003…so it took them just under 10 years to reach 25 BILLION downloads. Customers download an average of 15,000 songs a minute from the iTunes music store.)
The new batch of tabloids are about to hit the grocery store aisle. Their shocking cover stories would have you believing:
Jennifer Aniston is writing a tell-all book about 3-decades of failed romances.
Katy Perry wears the pants in her relationship with John Mayer. How else do explain him carrying her purse at public functions?
The marriage between Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively has hit a brick wall because he loves camping and she’s more of a champagne & yachting gal.
Because he doesn’t have the money to pay for a real engagement ring, Casper Smart suggested to J-Lo that they matching tattoos on their ring fingers.
A six-page psychological evaluation of Kris Jenner reveals she “actively solicits praise and attention and frequently makes immature demands."
Managers for Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are coordinating schedules to avoid each other on the Grammy's red carpet and backstage because the “hate each other.”