Jennifer Lopez to Sign MEGA Las Vegas Concert Deal: Eat It, Britney!

She may still be Jenny from the Block.

But Jennifer Lopez will soon be able to live like a queen.

According to TMZ, the American Idol judge is nearing a deal to perform often in Las Vegas and, based on the contract, she’ll earn more per show than Britney Spears.

Jennifer Lopez in Singapore

Lopez is being offered $350,000 per show – yes, that’s $350,000 PER SHOW – to sing and dance at The Axis’ Planet Hollyood, which is the same venue in which Britney is currently performing.

But Spears is only taking in $310,000 per show.

However, Spears has signed on to do 96 concerts in a two-year period, while Lopez will do 72 concerts over the course of one or two years (about three per week).

So Britney will earn more than J. Lo over the course of her deal. ($29,760,000 to $26,383,326, for those keeping track at home. Neither singer will exactly be going hungry any time soon.)

By comparison, however, Celine Dion puts on 70 concerts per year and gets paid a total sum of $33,320,000 for her time in Las Vegas. This artist’s bank account will clearly go on and on.

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Jennifer Lopez is makeup-free in this close-up. But she did remember to bring her boobs.

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Oscar De La Renta Dies; Legendary Fashion Designer Was 82

Iconic fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has passed away at the age of 82.

Over the course of his more than 50 year career, De La Renta designed clothing for some of the world’s most famous women. Most recently, he designed Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress

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Born in 1932 in the Dominican Republic, De La Renta first made a name for himself in the US by designing dresses for Jacqueline Kennedy.

In the decades that followed, first ladies Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush frequently wore designs by De La Renta.

De La Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but appeared to be in good health in recent months.

The news of De La Renta’s death broke just minutes ago, but the most famous names in the world of fashion are already expressing their grief and condolences on social media.

Appearing at this year’s CFDA awards, De La Renta spoke of his recent health problems, saying, “Yes, I had cancer. Right now I am totally clean. The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die.”

“We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is that you appreciate every single day of life.”

De La Renta leaves behind a wife, a son, and several step-children.

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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Lynda Bellingham Dies; English Actress Was 66

Lynda Bellingham, a beloved English actress best known for roles in Loose Women and All Creatures Great And Small, has died at the age of 66.

She was first diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2013, after which the disease spread to her lungs and liver. She eventually succumbed to the disease.

In August 2014, Lynda decided to cease treatment for her cancer in order to “limit the suffering her family would have to endure,” according to reports.

Lynda Bellingham

In a statement, Lynda’s agent Sue Latimer confirmed her passing, saying, “Lynda died peacefully in her husband’s arms yesterday at a London hospital.

“Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support. Actor, writer and presenter … to the end Lynda was a consummate professional.”

In 1948, Lynda was given up for adoption when she was just four months old after her mother’s strict, religious family disapproved of her being born out of wedlock.

Adopted from Canada by Donald and Ruth Bellingham from Buckinghamshire, UK, Lynda made her acting debut in the 1970s in the UK soap General Hospital.

Along with Loose Women, another prominent role of Lynda’s included her part as The Inquisitor in the 1986 Doctor Who serial The Trial Of A Time Lord.

She also made a notable reality show appearance, starring in Strictly Come Dancing (the original Dancing With The Stars) in its seventh season.

Lynda is survived by her husband, Michael Pattermore, and two children.

R.I.P.

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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Joanne Borgella Dies; Former American Idol Finalist Was 32 Years Old

Joanne Borgella, a finalist on Season 7 of American Idol and the first-ever winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, died after a long battle with cancer on Saturday.

She was 32 years old.

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Borgella’s family confirmed the tragic news via a brief message on Facebook that reads:

“With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne.”

Borgella competed on the opening season of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance as “Miss F.A.T.” She went on to advance to the final 12 women in 2008 on American Idol.

Five years later, Joanne was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, updating fans about her condition in a series of Facebook videos.. Her last update came on September 23, as she prepared for more radiation and chemotherapy.

“At an early age, Joanne made a choice to serve and trust the Lord; and since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world,” her family wrote on Facebook, adding:

“Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered,” continued Borgella’s family. “Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord.

“We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven.”

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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Iggy Azalea-Snoop Dogg Feud: Real or Fake?

What began as an odd but mostly harmless feud between controversial, emerging rapper Iggy Azalea and hip hop great Snoop Dogg turned ugly this week.

Harsher and harsher insults, followed by full-on Instagram threats, soon sucked all the humor out of this beef, which T.I. had to intervene and squash.

As Ron Burgundy would say, that escalated quickly.

Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg

Was this celebrity feud the real deal, though, like Kanye and Jimmy Kimmel? Or an elaborate PR stunt, a la Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s pre-American Idol bickering?

Honestly, we can’t tell. Signs point both directions.

We’re still not entirely sure this was legitimate, but if it was staged, they sure went to great lengths to fuel the fire. Let’s break down the case for each …

Real: Snoop’s Iggy Azalea No Make-Up diss was rough, but sounds like his sense of humor, and was likely someone else’s meme that he just shared.

Fake: Iggy seemed hurt, rather than defiant, saying Snoop has always been “nice as hell” to her face and “I’m disappointed you’d be such an ass for no reason.”

Real: Snoop’s posse doubled down, dissing her again as he continued to post memes of her, such as one likening her to Marlon Wayans in White Chicks.

Fake: Iggy says it’s only Snoop’s two-faced behavior that bugs her, especially since her bodyguard saved his friend’s life … implying the two hang out.

Real: Iggy’s boyfriend Nick Young of the L.A. Lakers jumped in, dissing Snoop for going through a midlife crisis. Why get involved if it’s not legit?

Fake: Snoop shared a pic Nicki Minaj sitting by herself, captioned “Nicki sitting with other relevant female rappers,” fueling Iggy’s earlier “feud” with Nicki.

Real: That felt a little off to us, but Snoop then tripled down with a profane video, threatening Iggy’s life and dropping words we don’t want to repeat here.

Fake: Snoop apologized very, very quickly after T.I. allegedly called him. Iggy and Tip are tight, but since when does she need him to fight her battles for her?

Real: T.I. once fought Floyd Mayweather and threatened Apollo Nida’s life for talking about him. If he did tell Snoop to stand down … Snoop might take heed.

Fake: The American Music Awards are next month. Iggy leads with six nods. Snoop will collaborate with ANYONE big at the moment. Just saying.

Real: Snoop’s teenage daughter (remember, the Dogg is a father who’s 42 years old now) tweeted about the feud. With a sad-face emoticon. :(

Conclusion: We have absolutely no idea. It could go either way based on this evidence. What do you think? Cast your vote in our survey below:

 
Her Stage Name Has History


She took the name “Iggy Azalea” from her childhood dog and the street she grew up on.

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Fantasia Barrino Father Of Their Teenage Daughter Sues For Custody

The 68th Annual Tony Awards‘American Idol’ alum Fantasia Barrino is embroiled in another domestic legal problem, but it’s very different from the “homewrecker” case she faced a few years ago. The father of Fantasia’s 13-year-old daughter is suing for custody. RELATED: Fantasia denies breaking up a marriage.

According to TMZ, Brandel Shouse is claiming in his legal documents that he’s the better parent, so he wants physical and legal custody. According to Fantasia, he’s never had any kind of relationship with their daughter. At all.

Apparently Fantasia and Brandel dated in high school, but the relationship was abusive; he reportedly pled guilty to beating and choking her. Well, Fantasia has decided to fight fire with fire. She’s countersuing Brandel for 13 years worth of child support, since she’s said he’s never given her any money to support their daughter.

If he simply wanted to see his daughter and establish a relationship with her, I think that would be great. Every child should know both of their parents if that’s possible. Just trying to swoop in and get primary custody, however, is another matter entirely. I hope the courts consider what’s in this girl’s best interest and act accordingly.

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth to Baby Girl!

Chelsea Clinton is a mother for the first time. The global activist and former First Daughter, 34, welcomed a baby girl with her husband Marc Mezvinsky!

“Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky,” Clinton wrote late Friday night.

Chelsea Clinton, Husband Marc Mezvinsky

Months after announcing she and Mezvinsky hoped to make 2014 the “Year of the Baby,” Chelsea, confirmed in April that the couple were expecting.

“I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in world filled with so many strong female leaders,” she said.

Appropriately, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s only child made the announcement at a Clinton Foundation event for the empowerment of girls and young women.

Her mom, the former Secretary of State, has been excited for the arrival, stockpiling kids’ books and planning to have a car seat in her own vehicle.

“I want to babysit any chance I get!” the former First Lady said at a political gathering in September, “Bill and I are on constant grandchild watch.”

Chelsea kept a busy pace at the Clinton Global Initiative just days before Charlotte’s arrival. Hopefully now she’ll get some well needed rest (just kidding)!

New parent humor. Congratulations to Chelsea and Marc Mezvinsky on their new baby, and to these other celebs who welcomed kids in 2014 as well:

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman


American Idol judge and all-around snarkmaster Simon Cowell was softened a bit by the birth of his son Eric Philip on February 14. What a Valentine for Simon and girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

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Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks: It’s Over!

First, Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner.

Then, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa.

Now, sadly, Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks.

E! News has confirmed that Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo have ended their very long relationship after many years of dating. The singers were first linked romantically in September 2011 and went public a few months later.

This makes us very sad. Just like a tattoo, we thought they’d always have each other.

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks


Say it isn’t so!!!! Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks, stunningly, called it quits in September 2014.

Sparks and Derulo have always been very open with their public displays of affection and sources say they remain close.

The artists most recently attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards together in late August where they rocked coordinating, all-white outfits.

Sparks also told E! News that she would be going on Derulo’s upcoming Talk Dirty tour. So… what happened?!? We have no idea.

Last year, Derulo and Sparks ignited engagement chatter when the 25-year-old recording artist proposed to Sparks, 24, in the music video for “Marry Me,” which was inspired by their real-life romance. 

Tragically, though, the relationship has gone in the opposite direction instead. We’re floored.

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Obama Latte Salute: President Stirs Debate, Coffee in White House Instagram Video

Some are calling it the “latte salute.” Others prefer the coffee salute, and/or the single most baffling display of disrespect in the history of the U.S.A.

Call it what you want, President Barack Obama saluted two Marines today while holding a hot beverage … in a video posted by the White House’s OWN INSTAGRAM!

Fascinating moments in social media fails.

Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City this afternoon, en route to the United Nations General Assembly.

As he saluted two Marines at the bottom of the stairs, the sunglasses-wearing president only managed a half-salute, since he was holding a coffee and all.

The odd gesture appeared in an Instagram video posted by the White House‘s account, which is bizarre and begs many questions in and of itself.

Why share something like this when it’s just asking for ridicule – which it got, and then some – with critics slamming the unorthodox salute as “un-presidential.”

Did the person who runs the account not notice the salute? Or think it was somehow cool to do this? We may never know, but it’s pretty amazing.

“Hopefully it was just a slip by this President,” one user posted, in what was by far the nicest thing anyone had to say and one of the few comments we can repeat.

Others saw unnecessary nitpicking at work. “People are dying from disease, abuse or even hunger,” another user commented on the video. “Priorities.”

Interestingly, it is protocol for U.S. service members in uniform to salute the commander in chief, but it is not required for a civilian president to salute back.

Military experts say that President Ronald Reagan set the precedent in 1981 when he began saluting back to armed services members each time.

No word on whether he got a pumpkin spice latte with skim milk from Starbucks – cue epic Taylor Swift ode to fall – or if Obama still prefers hot tea.

Yes we can?

We rolled out HealthCare.gov. That could’ve gone better. In 2008 my slogan was ‘Yes, We Can.’ In 2013, my slogan was ‘Control, Alt, Delete.

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We rolled out HealthCare.gov. That could’ve gone better. In 2008 my slogan was ‘Yes, We Can.’ In 2013, my slogan was ‘Control, Alt, Delete.

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Eva Mendes Gives Birth to Ryan Gosling’s Daughter!

The Ryan Gosling baby has arrived.

Multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly that Eva Mendes gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, about two months after news broke that she and Gosling were expecting.

It came as a shock, considering many fans weren’t even aware Mendes and Gosling were a romantic item once again.

And not everyone took the pregnancy announcement so well… 

Neither Mendes nor Gosling has spoken publicly about their child or relationship status this summer, as the actress kept a very low profile over the past few months, making a point to cover up her bump any time she did go out in public.

But even if the baby wasn’t planned, insiders have said that Gosling has embraced his role.

He’s been doting on Mendes non-stop since he learned he was going to be a dad.

“Ryan goes out and gets the groceries. [Eva's] been wanting pasta, and he’s cooking her meals,” a source told Us Weekly in mid-July. “Ryan has already stepped into the role of caring father-to-be.”

Really, would you expect anything less from Ryan Gosling?

Mendes and Gosling first started dating in fall 2011 after costarring in The Place Beyond the Pines. That same year, Gosling told UK newspaper The Times that he would “make movies until I make babies.”

So while we send the couple our best wishes, we now ask our of fear: Will Ryan Gosling retire?!?

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman


American Idol judge and all-around snarkmaster Simon Cowell was softened a bit by the birth of his son Eric Philip on February 14. What a Valentine for Simon and girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

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