Romance Update

Cody Simpson has been crushing on Miley Cyrus since he was a teen

Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus' romance may be brand new, but his feelings for her have been around nearly half his life!

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In a recently recovered video from 2012 — when Cody was just 15 — he confessed he was a huge fan of hers.

"I knew all the words to her songs, I'm not gonna lie. I'm not ashamed about it, at all," he said at the time. "I was a big Miley Cyrus fan. I think she will be, forever, the most dateable Disney star. … [She] has always been my childhood celebrity crush."

Since their romance was unveiled earlier this week, both Miley and Cody have been flaunting their feelings for each other all over social media.

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On Sunday, Cody shared a lovey-dovey video on his Instagram Story showing him and Miley canoodling during an intimate singing session. The duo sang along to the soulful Spiral Starecase song "More Today Than Yesterday."

However, if Cody wants to keep his relationship with Miley going, he might want to think about keeping things casual. According to a new report from TMZ, the reason why Miley broke things off with her girlfriend of a few months, Kaitlynn Carter, was because things got too serious too fast.

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Sources told the celebrity blog that there was no cheating or fighting involved in Miley's decision to end their whirlwind romance, which included the duo shacking up. The two women "got along like a house on fire" and even discussed marriage. However, Miley apparently wasn't ready to jump into another committed relationship so soon.

According to one of Miley's recent tweets responding to her swift rebound romance with Cody after breaking up with Kaitlynn and separating from husband Liam Hemsworth, she is in dating mode right now and refuses to play into gender double standards.

"Men (especially successful ones) are RARELY slut shamed," she wrote. "They move on from one beautiful young woman to the next MOST times without consequence. They are usually referred to as 'legends,' 'heart throbs,' 'G,' 'Ladies Man,' etc…. where women are called sluts/whores!"

"I am trying to just THRIVE/survive in a 'mans' world," she continued. "If we can't beat em, join em!"

Splitsville

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas split: Report

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have parted ways after nearly a year together, according to multiple reports. 

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"There is a lot of love still between the two of them," a source told Page Six. "The split is as amicable as can be. Ana is great, but I also think there's something to be said for the fact that Ben has a family and he really wants to be there for his kids and Ana is in a different place in her life."

Ben, 48, and Ana, 32, began dating after meeting on the set of "Deep Water." They were quickly seen vacationing in Cuba together. For most of 2020, Ben and Ana even quarantined together and the romance appeared to be moving quickly. In December 2020, People magazine reported that she even moved in with him.

Over the holidays, though, Ana made a trip home to see her family, sparking suspicion that the couple might be on the verge of a split. 

In happier times, Ben and Ana were often seen on walks with his kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, all of whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Jen, sources said, even approved of Ana and was happy about the growing relationship the "Knives Out" star had with Ben's kids.

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"It's sad, but for Ben, his children come above everything," Page Six's source said.

food theory

Pamela Anderson says 'vegans are better lovers'

Pamela Anderson believes there's a direct correlation to food and fun in the bedroom.

In an appearance on "Good Morning Britain," the former "Baywatch" beauty, a vegan for the past 30 years, made host Piers Morgan blush while discussing details of her love life. At one point, Piers asked if vegans made for better lovers.

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"That's what I hear. I'm vegan, I'm fairly confident in that statement," she said on Jan. 18. "Absolutely I think. But I think I've always had a lot of fun in that department."

As for why she's so confident in her stance, she said, "A lot of research went in to this."

Piers' question stemmed from a tweet Pam made over the weekend that read, "Vegans make better lovers. The cholesterol in meat, eggs and dairy causes hardening of the arteries (and not much else!)"

She added, "It slows blood flow to all the body's organs, not just the heart. You can improve your overall health and increase stamina in the bedroom by going vegan. A healthy body is a sexy body, and eating meat ISN'T healthy. It's been linked to heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and obesity – which are major causes of erectile dysfunction."

"No one needs to eat meat, since we can get everything we need from a healthy, vegan diet," she said.

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Pam also claimed that vegan diets can help prevent future pandemics.

"COVID-19 and other deadly viruses like SARS, MERS, swine flu, and bird flu all spread from animals to humans. More viruses are sure to follow, since factory farms, live animal markets, and slaughterhouses are the perfect breeding ground for deadly diseases," she wrote. "Tofu, however, has never caused a pandemic!"

Island fever

Miss Cayman Islands denies link to Armie Hammer amid scandal

Armie Hammer is on an island of his own when it comes to the Miss Cayman Islands pageant.

The organization was recently linked to Armie, but it has forcefully refuted any connection to the scandal-plagued actor.

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Last week, the "Call Me By Your Name" star was reported to have a secret Instagram account under the handle el_destructo_86. The person running the account, supposedly Armie, implied that he was having a relationship with "Ms. Cayman," as a racy video of a woman appeared in the feed.

The org said the lingerie-clad woman on the Instagram feed is not Miss Cayman, nor does the woman have anything to do with Miss Cayman Islands.

"The Committee is very disturbed by the video and would like to confirm that the woman is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands and has no affiliation to the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant," the pageant said on its Instagram account. "The Committee and the reigning Miss Cayman regard this issue with the utmost seriousness and the matter has been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)."

It added, "The depiction of the woman in the video goes against all that our organization stands for and the Committee is consequently requesting that Mr. Hammer immediately remove all references to Miss Cayman from his social media channels."

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Last weekend Armie's name was trending on social media after he allegedly described himself as a "cannibal" in a leaked private message to a woman. As the week went on, more women came forward with bizarre and disturbing accusations against him.

The fallout prompted him to pull out of the film "Shotgun Wedding," which he was set to star in opposite Jennifer Lopez. 

"I'm not responding to these b******* claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic," he told TMZ. "Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I'm grateful to them for that." 

Body moving

Kelly Osbourne 'feeling herself' while showing off weight loss

Kelly Osbourne has got it, and she's flaunting it. 

The reality TV star took to Instagram this weekend to show off her 85 pound weight loss.

"Oh she's feeling herself today hunty!!!!," Kelly captioned a series of snaps that appear to have been taken in a trailer.

Last August, Kelly shocked her fans when she showed off a significantly slimmed figure on social media. She told one friend that she dropped 85 pounds. A few weeks later, she opened up about her weight loss, indicating it was helped by surgery.

"I did the gastric sleeve. All it does is change the shape of your stomach," she said on the "Hollywood Raw with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn" podcast. "I got that almost 2 years ago. I will never ever ever lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done."

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The surgery, she said, is different than a "gastric bypass."

"All it does is move you in the right direction," she said. "So, anyone who's thinking of doing something like this, really think about that. I had to do a year of stand-alone therapy to prepare myself for the surgery before I even had it. All it is — is a push in the right direction. It doesn't solve all your problems. It's not a quick fix."

Not only has Kelly's body changed, but so has her mindset.

"The number one thing I had to do was get happy. I had to fix my head before I could fix my body. You can never go into this if you're not in a good mindset. I stopped drinking, which is the best thing I've ever done. I really wanted to fix the things that were broken in me," she said. "I'm not perfect. I still make a lot of mistakes. I have bumps in the road, I fall down, I get back up again."

Equestrian Mission

Chrissy Teigen heads into 'horse world' for therapeutic reasons

In the wake of her recent pregnancy loss, Chrissy Teigen is taking the advice of her therapist and giving "horse world" a try.

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On Saturday, Jan. 16, the cookbook author and mother of two shared a photo of a gorgeous brown horse with a white nose relaxing in a stall.

"My therapist says I need something that I do for just me, as I have absolutely nothing currently lol," she tweeted. "Today begins my journey into the horse world. I hope this dude likes me … he's so handsome and appears lazy, I love."

Asked what is name is, Chrissy replied in the comments, "Cosmo!" adding that she hopes his name is a reference to the "Seinfeld" character, Cosmo Kramer, and that she's not Cosmo's owner.

Though she didn't immediately confirm if she was planning to take horseback riding lessons, the fact that her therapist suggested Cosmo made one follower point out she could be starting equine therapy, which can center around riding, or incorporate other kinds of equestrian work or interaction.

Chrissy's foray into "horse world" marks the latest in a series of changes she's made to her life since September, when she and her husband, John Legend, lost their third child, Jack, about halfway through Chrissy's pregnancy, due to complications related to the placenta.

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The experience left Chrissy in a deep state of grief, as she later shared in a candid Medium essay.

But she's also told fans she's been able to move forward, thanks to therapy and other support systems.

Back in December, the model revealed she'd given up drinking.

She's also added tattoo tributes to both Jack and John, to her growing — and family-centric — ink collection.

Good Genes

Blue Ivy Carter, 9, takes after her aunt Solange in adorable dance class video

Genes work in mysterious ways!

A video of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, rocking out in dance class went viral this week after Blue's grandmother, Tina Knowles Lawson, marveled at how much the 9-year-old resembles Bey's younger sister, Solange.

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"Thi is Blue but I swear it looks like Solange dancing at this age ❤️," Tina captioned the adorable clip, which shows Blue pumping her arms and stomping her feet as she spins around slowly, checking out what the other girls in her class are up to.

By the end of the short video, a few of Blue's classmates start trying out moves that match hers as they watch her dance.

According to JustJared, the clip went viral as commenters compared notes on Blue's dance floor similarities to her famous mom, 39, and aunt, 34.

For some, like activist, author and teacher Rachel Cargle, Blue's Beyonce DNA was clearly centerstage.

"The way she looked around to VERIFY that no one was on her level," Rachel commented, "… then went back to work. … BABYYYYY! This is Beys child!"

Another user joked, "Blue said 'hold my Juicebox real quick '😂😂😂."

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Granted, not a lot of kids are on her level when it comes to music and performance.  

Blue was just 8 when she won an NAACP Image Award for outstanding duo, group or collaboration for her contribution to Beyonce's "Brown Skin Girl" and a Soul Train Award for video of the year for the song's video.

Last month, she was added to the list of Grammy nominees for Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl," an honor she shares with her mom and Beyonce's collaborators, SaintJhn and WizKid.

Released

Dr. Dre released from hospital after brain aneurysm

After nearly two weeks in the hospital, Dr. Dre has been discharged and is headed home. 

On Jan. 15, the hip-hop mogul was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but TMZ reported that doctors are still monitoring him very closely, as he still needs constant attention.

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"There are medical professionals at his home who will monitor him 24/7 for the next few weeks to make sure he's okay," the webloid said.

Dre was rushed to the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm on Jan. 4 — all but two days of his hospitalization were spent in the intensive care unit. 

Despite his release, doctors still don't know what caused his brain bleed. Still, there is hope that the worst is over, and sources told TMZ earlier in the week that a "bad outcome" isn't expected, but doctors have told Dre's family to stay cautiously optimistic.

It's not publicly known whether Dre had surgery, but it seems likely.

Of course, brain aneurysms are very serious and result in death about half of the time. The majority of those who survive a brain aneurysm suffer permanent neurological damage.

After news of hospitalization made headlines, the rapper posted an encouraging message on Instagram. 

"Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team," he wrote on Jan. 5. "I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!" 

Shedding the lb's

Blake Shelton plans to lose 10 pounds before wedding

Blake Shelton is looking to slim down before his wedding ceremony.

While speaking to his pal Luke Bryan on an episode of Party Barn Radio, the "Minimum Wage" artists said he's determined to get in better shape before tying the knot with fiancée Gwen Stefani. In fact, he's looking for double-digit weight loss.

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"I feel like if I say 10, I have to do it. So, 10. It's out there now, I can't let people down," he said. "I've readjusted all the mirrors in the house. So they look like you when you're taking a selfie from up above, because you can't even stand and look at myself in the mirror."

"So I've rearranged them or they're kind of angled down, looking down at me," he added. "So I'm looking up and it's not so bad."

It's not known when Blake and Gwen will eventually get hitched, but she's indicated that she doesn't want to get married during a pandemic

"It's like, Blake, why couldn't you have done it before," she mused to Jimmy Fallon earlier this month. "Now we can't have a wedding with the pandemic. It's like sitting around going, OK, drag it out more!"

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During that same conversation, the "Hollaback Girl" singer spoke to Jimmy about the moment that her country singer beau finally popped the question after five years together

"Wasn't expecting it at the moment that it happened, at all," she said on "The Tonight Show" on Jan. 5. "Didn't have any idea, nobody knew. I think he had told my dad on my birthday about two weeks earlier, and I gotta tell you, I was sorta like, What's happening with us?"

She began to doubt that Blake would ever pop the question.

"It was kind of in my mind like, We've been together a long time now. What's going on? I was in that place in my head," she said.

Before the proposal, reports claim, Blake got the approval from Gwen's sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6, whom she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

Music is coming!

Adele's friend hints that new music is coming within weeks

We might be less than a month away from new music from Adele.

It's been over five years since Adele dropped "25," but the wait will be over soon, according to one of her friends.  

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In a chat with Grazia UK, comic Alan Carr said he's heard some of the unreleased music, and "it's amazing."

Adele's name was brought up when the "RuPaul's Drag Race" host was asked who of the following women would drop music in February: Adele, Cardi B or Rihanna.

"Adele, isn't it? I've actually heard some tracks on it," he said. "Oh my God, it's amazing — so amazing."

It's believed that Adele's album is finished, and it's been unofficially dubbed "32," as that's the age she was when it was recorded. Previous Adele albums have all been named after her age during recording.

Upon hearing the new songs, Alan recalled telling Adele, "That voice is like an old friend."

He continued, "There are some people in the charts who sound a bit like Adele and then when you hear Adele's voice, you go, 'Oh no, there's only one.'"

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In referring to Adele's massive weight loss, Alan was asked if the songstress' voice had "gone skinny."

"No, no, no," he said. "She's still got a chunky but funky voice — don't worry."

Adele, for the record, has stayed mum on her plans to release music. Many wondered if she might tease a new song during her hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" last year, but that didn't happen. Likewise, she hasn't posted on Instagram since that appearance.

"Look after each other and go easy on yourselves," she wrote on social media after thanking the cast and crew of the NBC show. "I'm going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am! Peace out til next year."