Virgin Galactic Crashes in California Desert, Kills Co-Pilot

Virgin Galactic, the rocket ship owned by Richard Branson on which many celebrities had planned to blast off into space, crashed this afternoon in California’s Mojave Desert.

Reports indicate that one co-pilot died in the accident, while others were seriously injured and at least one individual airlifted to a local hospital.

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Reads a statement released by Virgin:

“Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle.”

The names of those on board at the time of the accident have not been released.

Branson confirmed the tragedy on Twitter, writing:

“Thoughts with all @virgingalactic & Scaled, thanks for all your messages of support. I’m flying to Mojave immediately to be with the team.”

Virgin Galactic had planned for years to sell trips in which the vehicle transports passengers approximately 62 miles above Earth, allowing them to experience a few minutes of weightlessness before returning to ground.

In June of last year, Justin Bieber said that he and manager Scooter Braun had signed on to take one of the $250,000-a-person commercial suborbital flights, even claiming he would love to film a video in space.

Also, Lady Gaga had said she hoped to board a Virgin Galactic flight in 2015 and perform a song as part of the Zero G Colony music festival.

Weather does not appear to have been a factor in today’s crash, as the rocket had successfully separated from its carrier plane during all of its 34 previous flights.

Our thoughts go out to the victims on board.

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Tiny Cottle Changes Eye Color to Gray Via Controversial Procedure: See the Photo!

Forget Kylie Jenner’s lips. VH1 reality star Tiny just underwent the wildest cosmetic procedure you’ve ever heard of, changing her eye color from brown to gray.

For good.

Tiny Cottle Eyes

Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, best known as T.I.’s wife and co-star on their VH1 reality show, revealed her new eye-popping (sort of literally) new look this week.

Along with a close-up of her new ice-gray eyes, she wrote on Instagram:

“I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and lovin it!! Huge thanks to the incredible doctor for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true!”

Brightocular is essentially a permanent colored contact that is applied over one’s actual iris, a controversial concept that has sparked lots of debate.

Is that even safe? Not enough to have it done in the U.S., at least not yet. As for why she decided to have this done, and if its something she’ll regret?

“I had been wearing colored contacts for a couple of years and they were making my vision blurry,” said Tiny to People, looking to quiet some of the critics.

“A friend of mine mentioned that she had heard of a procedure where you could permanently change your eye color and we looked into it.”

“We researched it for a bit but I was nervous because … it’s your eyes! But two years later it came up again. I spoke to the doctors and to patients who’d had it.”

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The queen of plastic surgery. It’s shocking how different Heidi Montag used to look and how badly this obsession turned out for her.

“I learned that there was no downtime, that it only took about 15 minutes … plus it’s reversible. When I found out that your could reverse it, I was sold.”

“The implant that they use to cover your natural eye color is a medical implant usually used on patients with eye illnesses like glaucoma,” Tiny explained.

It costs around $10,000 … not including your plane ticket to Tunisia, one of the few places you can legally have it done. The only other price she paid?

Not being able to wear makeup for weeks. It’s rough. We can only hope to see this when we watch T.I. and the Family Hustle online in the future.

As for the “haters” she faces? Tiny has a parting shot: “Do what makes you happy. As long as you’re being healthy and safe, just do what makes you feel good.”

“People are saying I must have low self-esteem, but if you really know me, I have no problems in the self esteem department!” Cottle says emphatically.

“[T.I.] always thinks I’m crazy. But when I told him I researched it he didn’t have a problem with it. He loved my eyes before and he loves them now too.”

“He just loves me.”

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Focused Cat Remains Totally Transfixed by… Something

It doesn’t take much to get a cat’s attention.

Sometimes, in fact, all it takes is a cat’s very own tail. Admittedly, that body part can be especially fascinating.

Other times, something as innocent as a lemon can cause a feline to totally flip out and do battle with an inanimate object, clearing wondering: What the heck is this thing?

And then other times, a cat can become transfixed by, well… we have no idea by what. But good luck breaking the concentration of this adorable furry friend:

What could he possibly be staring at?!? A fly? A neighbor cat? Pictures of Kate Upton nude?

We may never know. But we can still watch this video and laugh at it a lot.

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Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party

Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party
Celebrities Attend Kate Hudson's Halloween Party

Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news and gossip, brought to you by Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, and other guests arriving for Kate Hudson’s annual Halloween party! To see who each celeb is, click on the picture in the gallery to enlarge it.

  • Angelina Jolie goes blonde for her movie ‘By The Sea.’ (D Listed)
  • Is Zac Efron acting “like a dictator” with his new girlfriend? (OK! Magazine)
  • Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner made their way to Bruce Jenner’s 65th birthday lunch. (Moe Jackson)
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt embrace for the cameras. (Lainey Gossip)
  • Lauren Conrad did it again for Halloween. (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • Chelsea Handler paid homage to Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a NSFW Instagram pic. (PopSugar)
  • Ready to END the bedtime battles? (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle are “getting screwed” because Mama June decided to start dating a convicted child molester. (TMZ)
  • Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s book hasn’t exactly lit up the bestseller charts. (IDLYITW)
  • Ricki Lake has officially filed for divorce. (Evil Beet Gossip)
  • Has Kristen Stewart cut Robert Pattinson off completely now that he’s dating FKA Twig? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • Taylor Swift has made it clear: she is NOT interested in dating. (PopCrush)
  • Here’s how ‘Couples Therapy’ worked out for Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell: they called it quits. (Reality Tea)
  • James Corden welcomes daughter Carey! (Celebrity Babies – People)
  • Check out Jenna Fischer’s adorable baking buddy. (Babyrazzi)
  • Ashton Kutcher turned to Google for parenting advice. (ICYDK)
  • Beyonce is flawless in stripes. (Celebuzz)
  • Kaley Cuoco got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! (Celebslam)
  • What (sexist sentiment) does T.I. have to say about the Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj feud? (Celebitchy)
  • The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ left NeNe Leakes behind to kick it in the Philippines. (Bossip)

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Thomas Menino Dies: Beloved Boston Mayor Was 71

Thomas M. Menino – the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city of Boston – died today at the age of 71.

Thomas Menino

Menino was elected to his post back in 1993. He retired earlier this year after overseeing a decades-long urban renewal project that revitalized the appearance and identity of the city in which he was born and raised.

Just two months after stepping down in January of 2014, Menino announced that he was battling an advanced form of cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Menino’s most notable achievement in recent years may have been serving as a source of strength and guidance for frightened citizens in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013.

“Bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong, Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved and led for more than two decades,” said President Obama in a statement issued earlier today.

“As Boston’s longest-serving mayor, Tom helped mane his hometown the vibrant, welcoming, world-class place it is today. His legacy lives on in every neighborhood he helped revitalize, every school he helped turn around, and every neighborhood he helped make a safer, better place to live.”

Menino leaves behind his wife Angela, as well as two children and six grandchildren.

Philip Seymour Hoffman


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

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Lisa Rinna: Makeup-Free on Instagram!

Lisa Rinna is the latest celebrity to go makeup-free on Instagram.

The latest member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast went online yesterday and posted a a revealing, all-natural selfie, doing so as part of UNICEF’s #wakeupcall campaign, which lends support and awareness to children displaced by the civil war in Syria

Lisa Rinna, No Makeup

“I woke up like this’ #UNICEF #WakeUpCall,” the actress wrote as a caption.

Countless stars, from Demi Lovato to Bethenny Frankel to Kim Kardashian, have posted make-free selfies online over the years.

But others participating in this specific movement include Cindy Crawford (who posted a barefaced pictured to Instagram on Monday) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who got in on the same act last week.

Veteran models Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Elle Macpherson have also contributed to the social media-fueled awareness effort.

We applaud each and every one of them and we look forward to seeing what sort of craziness Rinna will bring next season to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Kim Kardashian


Kim Kardashian’s doesn’t lie about the fact that makeup MAKES her who she is. She’s shared more than one tutorial about how to get her signature look using highlighting products to contour her face.

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Bethenny Frankel Promotes Skinny Cocktails Book with REALLY Skinny Photo

Bethenny Frankel may be taking this whole Skinnygirl thing a bit too seriously.

The reality star, who is headed back to The Real Housewives of New York City, made headlines this week when she posed for a Twitter photo in promotion of her new Skinnygirl Cocktails book.

“Today my newest book #SkinnygirlCocktails is available wherever books are sold!! Go pick up yours today,” she wrote as a caption to the following photo.

Tiny Bethenny Frankel

But followers weren’t focused on the book in Bethenny’s hands.

Rather, they couldn’t stop staring at the lack of bulk around her wait.

One follower told Frankel to “eat something” and questioned if she was “having a nervous breakdown.”

This prompted the 43-year-old to respond to the criticism of the image on the Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show earlier today.

“The way that my body was, it made me look like I was a skeleton and it became this whole Internet thing yesterday, that I’m anorexic and all this crazy stuff,” Bethenny said.

Will she be more careful in the future regarding what kind of photos she publishes online? Maybe, but…

“If I start filtering myself and being so careful walking on eggshells with everything I say or post, I won’t even be me or be on this radio show or on that television show, or as successful as I am,” she said. “So this is who I am, and sometimes you make mistakes!”

Lindsay Lohan


Lindsay Lohan looks healthier these days than she used to at the height of her … whatever that phase was.

Frankel made similar waves in July when she ran a picture on Instagram of herself in her four-year old daughter’s pajamas.

For understandable reasons, many were concerned how an adult could actually pull off such a feat.

“I didn’t think people were going to start being anorexic because I put my daughter’s clothes on,” she said at the time. “I just thought it was a ridiculous joke. I peed in a champagne bucket at my own wedding. The bar is very low, so why is that such a big deal?”

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11 Celebrities (Probably) Expecting a Baby in 2015

We’re not doctors here at The Hollywood Gossip.

Are Kylie Jenner’s lips real… or the result of some plastic surgery? We don’t know for sure.

Was Tori Spelling hospitalized last week due to a panic attack… or as a headline-generating move to garner ratings for her nauseating reality show? We can’t say for certain (even though she totally faked it.)

Are the following famous females expecting a baby in 2015? Don’t bet your home on it.

However, based on our research (i.e. they’re pregnancy announcements), our investigative resources (i.e. a calendar) and a few very basic math skills, it’s safe to assume the Palace will have major news to break in a few months, while Kim Kardashian will have another relative to pay an assistant to Tweet about.

From royalty to reality to pure beauty, here’s a look at various celebrities babies who will enter the world in early 2015:

Kate Middleton


Another royal baby is on the way! Kate Middleton and Prince William will welcome it into the world in April 2015.

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Nikki Ferrell-Juan Pablo Galavis Breakup: Who Dumped Who, and Why?

The (not at all) stunning and abrupt breakup of Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell absolutely floored fans of The Bachelor and Couples Therapy.

We know. We’re shocked … that it took almost a whole year.

Why did Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell break up, though? Who did the dumping and for what reason? We’ll give you one guess, because it’s pretty obvious …

Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis on Couples Therapy

Nikki kicked Juan to the curb at long, LONG last. Ess okay.

Insiders say there had been trouble in paradise for some time (ya think?) but their rift intensified after The Bachelor stars appeared on VH1’s Couples Therapy.

If you watch Couples Therapy online, it’s clear that therapy didn’t take for the two, especially Nikki, who reached a point where she couldn’t take it anymore.

In a sense, maybe the show did work, just not as planned.

“Juan and Nikki have been fighting,” an insider says, and the 27-year-old Ferrell was the one who pulled the plug the source adds, noting: “It was not mutual.”

Another source says the two just wanted different things.

“Everything Nikki wanted, he didn’t,” the source notes.

“She wanted to settle down and he didn’t.”

This, evidently, was not as obvious to Nikki as it was to EVERY TV VIEWER AND CELEBRITY NEWS READER IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell Kiss


Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell kiss in a cute photo.

“They were not seeing eye to eye on anything,” the insider claims. “Juan wanted Nikki in Miami. Nikki didn’t want to leave her family, friends, or job.”

“Meanwhile, Juan wouldn’t even consider going to Kansas.”

“Nikki felt like she was doing all the work in the relationship, and that Juan expected her to join his life … she couldn’t get him to compromise at all.”

The same source adds that the notorious douchebag “stopped putting any effort in the relationship” after seeking Dr. Jenn Berman’s help on Couples Therapy.

“I don’t think he ever said ‘I love you’ to her,” the insider says, which had been an issue from the start, but ultimately caused Ferrell to break down.

“He didn’t put Nikki’s priorities first and she had enough.”

On the show(s), Galavis routinely played the culture/language barrier card, saying Ferrell had a “word issue” because “she wants to hear, ‘I love you.'”

He added, “If I say it, I mean it.”

Guess he didn’t.

Juan Pablo and Clare Crawley


Juan Pablo and Clare Crawley in their final face to face moment ever. It was not pretty.

You didn’t need The Bachelor spoilers to give this breakup away ahead of time, or to tell you that Chris Soules has the bar set very, very low for him in 2015.

Seriously. He can’t possibly be worse.

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Daily Link Love With ‘American Idol’ Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr & Keith Urban

'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions

'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions
'American Idol' Judges Attend The 'Hollywood Week' Auditions

Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news and gossip, brought to you by the ‘American Idol’ judges: Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr.

  • Is Benedict Cumberbatch going to be the new Doctor Strange? (D Listed)
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ teen Sadie Robertson has some strict dating rules! (OK! Magazine)
  • Rihanna launches Rogue Man Fragrance at Macy’s. (Moe Jackson)
  • Take a look at Amal Clooney’s gold dress for her second wedding reception. (Lainey Gossip)
  • Do you recognize Kevin Smith without his beard? (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • Check out celebs’ Halloween costumes to date. (PopSugar)
  • Alyssa Milano shares a breastfeeding selfie. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • Apparently it’s legal for registered sex offenders to hang out with children in Georgia, so Mama June might not be in danger of losing her kids after all. (TMZ)
  • At 34, is Kim Kardashian perhaps a bit old for birthday parties? Especially in Vegas? (IDLYITW)
  • Here’s an extended preview of the ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff, ‘Better Call Saul!’ (Evil Beet Gossip)
  • Uh-oh: why is Kate Middleton still staying with her parents despite her health improving? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • Want to win a trip to meet Taylor Swift? Get the deets! (PopCrush)
  • Kenya Moore made good on her promise to donate $20K to the Detroit Public Schools. Will NeNe Leakes keep her word and match her donation? You can join in and donate yourself if you want. (Reality Tea)
  • Snooki introduces daughter Giovanna Marie! (Celebrity Babies – People)
  • Here’s our first look at Kendra Wilkinson’s daughter, Alijah. (Babyrazzi)
  • Judd Nelson is the latest victim of a death hoax: he proves it’s not true. (ICYDK)
  • Oops: Khloe Kardashian ripped her pants when she wasn’t wearing any panties. (Celebuzz)
  • What do you think of Maria Menounos’s Halloween costume? (Celebslam)
  • Julia Roberts says she’s already taken “a big risk” with her decision NOT to have a facelift. (Celebitchy)
  • Both Chris Brown and Rihanna were in the ATL over the weekend: did they hook up? (Bossip)

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