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Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder
Apparently Justin Bieber isn’t done with his egging vandalism case from 2014 just yet. As previously reported, the singer was ordered to pay his neighbor, Jeff Schwartz, $90,000 for egging his Calabasas home. However, back in October, Biebz’s former neighbor sued the singer for emotional distress claiming that in addition to having his home egged, he was spat on and verbally assaulted by Justin. Justin’s lawyer has since asked the judge to limit Schwartz’s award to $25,000.
Meanwhile, Schwartz is bothered by the singer trying to limit his reward and said in recent court documents that Bieber’s lawyers “secretly” offered him a lot more than $25,000 if he were to settle. The neighbor also said that he has suffered from headaches, stomach aches and sleepless nights, and because of this he deserves more than $25,000.
Looks like Madonna is dating a 25 year-old boy toy named Aboubakar Soumahoro. He goes by the name Brooklin, and is a part time model. He used to work as a sales clerk inside the popular department store Harrods. But that was before meeting Madonna. Now he’s living like a millionaire. They have been together for a few months and she is apparently moving him to New York. Madonna brought Brooklin on a family vacation she took over the holidays – skiing on the Swiss Alps. Her kids like him but know it will not last.” Madonna is 58, and again, Brooklin is 25.
Ryan Seacrest has broken his silence on Mariah Carey's botched performance during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special last weekend. Ryan -- who hosted the show, commented, but honestly, he remained neutral.
He said, “It's live television and things happen on live TV and if something goes wrong it’s unfortunate for anybody. (Like) I know this team of producers. I've known them for years. I knew Dick Clark very, very well. This is a team that wants to do everything they can to accommodate any artist. They and we are in the business of wanting people to look good and believe me tricky things, tough things can happen on live television."
As previously reported, Mariah and her team blamed the performance on technical difficulties.
Following the performance, Mariah tweeted, "S**t happens. Here's to making more headlines in 2017."
As it turns out, the simple ring Serena Williams wore on her finger while traveling over the holidays was merely an appetizer to her real engagement ring. Serena took to Reddit, the scene of her engagement announcement, and posted a photo where she is wearing a much larger ring. If you’re wondering why she announced it on Reddit it’s because her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, is the co-founder of the site.
There's no word yet on when the happy couple's wedding might take place.
Chris Brown and Soulja Boy are ready to take their weeklong social-media beef into the boxing ring. "BOXING MATCH SET. Legally. Man to man," Chris wrote late Wednesday on Instagram. "TAKE YA BETS NOW." Chris also said in a separate Instagram video this morning, "Seriously, we gonna set up this fight. It's gonna be professional." Meanwhile, Soulja Instagrammed a video Thursday that shows him talking to boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. about preparing for the brawl. "Champ, what we gonna do?" Soulja asks Mayweather, who replies, "We gonna get that money."
I have a list of the best movie kisses of all time! The poll lists 50 Best Movie Kisses of All Time. Here's the Top 10:
1. Leo and Kate in "Titanic"
2. The spaghetti kiss at the restaurant in "Lady and the Tramp"
3. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in "Ghost", just before Swayze "crosses over"
4. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts on the fire escape in "Pretty Woman"
5. Swayze and Jennifer Grey at the end of "Dirty Dancing"
6. Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth in the snow in "Bridget Jones's Diary"
7. Kirsten Dunst kissing an upside-down Toby Maguire in "Spider-Man"
8. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in the rain at the end of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
9. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in "Gone With the Wind"
10. Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in "The Empire Strikes Back"
Khloe Kardashian’s ex, Lamar Odom had plenty of reasons to smile yesterday. He completed his 30-day stint in rehab and was released. My source says that the ex-NBA star is "doing much better." Lamar has been working with and talking to ER doctor, Dr. Travis Stork during his sobriety journey. Dr. Stork actually plans to interview Lamar for an episode of the TV show, which is set to air on January 17th.
David Spade’s Range Rover was severely jacked up Wednesday night when someone barreled into him in Hollywood. He was actually taken to the hospital in an ambulance, but they released him later with just a few bruises.
Taye Diggs was also involved in an accident in Hollywood that same night. He didn't get hit, or hit anyone else. He just lost control on a wet road. He walked away unhurt, but his Mercedes SUV didn't. Thankfully, he’s also okay.