Shut up B****!

She never pulls any punches, and the latest target to take a verbal battering from in the incomparable Joan Rivers is former TODAY host Ann Curry

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When asked about the ongoing Today show drama, Rivers, 79, shocked HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill by laying into Curry.   Curry, 56, left the show last year amidst rumours that co-host Matt Lauer was behind the departure.

And Joan didn’t hold back, she said: ‘Ann Curry?  With all due respect–’ and then made a snoring sound.

She then aped her presenting style by saying: ‘Do you reeeeeallly like coffee?  REALLY?  That’s making me cry that you like coffee.’

But then she added the piece de resistance: ‘I used to scream at the set, “Shut up, b—h!” ‘

Rivers said more in support of Lauer, who has seen TODAY ratings nosedive since Curry left: ‘I think they’re blaming it all on him and it’s very unfair.’

But she did add: ‘She’s a very nice woman and I’ve heard Matt is a toughie.’

And she said of the show ‘it’s being run by a lot of white men” who went to Ivy League schools’  and ‘didn’t keep up with the times.’

The Fashion Show host added: ‘You can’t sit on your laurels. Good Morning America is kicking butt.’

 

 

 

Spraggan’s Back!

She was one of last year’s favourites to win The X Factor, until she had to bow out of the competition due to illness.   But when Lucy told her fans that they hadn’t seen the last of her she wasn’t wrong, as she’s just signed a major record contract with Columbia.   The singer/songwriter is set to release her debut album later on this year as well as a headline UK tour next month.

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Lucy was picked for the singing competition last year after getting a standing ovation while performing her self-penned track Last Night.

She was then put through to live shows by mentor Tulisa but ultimately finished in ninth place after dropping out due to ill health.   The 21-year-old from Sheffield has clearly been busy since her X Factor exit, putting in the studio hours so that her album will be ready this year.

‘I’m really excited to be working with Columbia, it is such a respected label with an incredible heritage,’ said Lucy.   ‘To be signed to the company who have worked with great icons like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and the newer generation of artists like Calvin Harris and Rita Ora is amazing – I can’t wait,’ she added.   Proving her enduring popularity, Lucy’s tour has already sold out with six extra dates now added due to popular demand.   ‘Lucy is a refreshingly honest and naturally gifted storyteller who walks to the beat of her own drum,’ said Co-President of Columbia Alison Donald.

‘Her song-writing very much fits in with the tradition and artistry of the Columbia ethos and we are absolutely delighted to have her on board,’ she continued.   Despite leaving half way through the X Factor live shows, Lucy returned for live final in December.   She was over-the-moon to be reunited with best pal Rylan Clarke after they developed a close friendship during the show.   Clearly pleased with her new record deal, Lucy tweeted on Wednesday, saying: ‘I am incredibly proud to tell you… I am officially signed to Columbia Records! Prepare for some music!’

 

 

 

 

 

Mille Mackintosh Shows off engagement ring!

Reality star Millie Mackintosh and Hackney-born rapper Professor Green are engaged.

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The Made In Chelsea star, 23, tweeted a snap of her dazzling engagement ring by Frost of London on Monday evening, with the touching caption: ‘If I could scream loud enough for the whole world to hear I would.’   Her ring is made up of a typically large rock set on double bands encrusted with diamonds.

Earlier in the day the brunette had shared with told her Twitter followers that her beau whisked her away to ‘her favourite restaurant in the whole wide world’ – in the famously romantic city of Paris.

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The couple have been dating for over a year, after the 29-year-old Professor – real name Stephen Manderson – became enamoured by the reality star when he saw her cover shoot for FHM two years ago.

By the end of 2011 he had her number and they debuted their relationship at the BRIT Awards 2012 ceremony.   At the beginning the longevity of the union was doubted by critics who said Quality Street heiress Millie was simply after ‘a bit of rough’ with her rapper boyfriend.

His response to her acceptance to his proposal on Tuesday was just two words on Twitter: ‘Happy days.’   However, the typically jovial rapper did send his sympathies to two Hollywood starlets who would undoubtedly be rather disappointed by his new relationship status.   He tweeted: ‘Someone’s gonna have to break the news to Jessica Alba and Eva Mendez (sic)’.

Luckily the rapper’s DJ friend Lewis Richards offered to ‘look after them now.’   For Millie, some of the first people to share their congratulations were her Made In Chelsea castmates.   Francis Boulle tweeted: ‘Congratulations to @millsmackintosh and @professorgreen on their engagement. Nice ring. 😉 #Weddingbells’.   As the CEO of a jewellery company, his reference to the ring could suggest he may have helped the Professor in the selection process.   Jamie Laing was far simpler with his excited message: ‘@professorgreen @millsmackintosh congratulations guys!!!! X’.   But it seems Millie and her new fiancé may have overdone the celebrating somewhat, with the reality star tweeting on Tuesday morning: ‘Wow ive got a little bit of a headache this morning! #toomuchchampagne.’   The pair also set tongues wagging when they shared a broody picture of themselves cooing over a friend’s baby over lunch.

She said: ‘Definitely no baby, not right now. Like any girl, I know I want a family one day, but I’m really focused on work at the moment.

‘But Herby my dog has made me feel maternal. I love looking after people, but it’s a lot of responsibility. It’s like a little taste of having a first child.’   Professor Green, who split from Hollyoaks actress Candy McCulloch in November 2011, admitted he had been seeing a lot of Millie before they made their public debut, but initially said he wasn’t looking for ‘anything serious’.

When Millie met Pro Green, she was overcoming heartache herself after she discovered her boyfriend Hugo Taylor had cheated on her with best friend Rosie Fortescue.   But for the couple who have made no secret of their growing love for one another over Twitter, it was a definite fitting place for their happy announcement.

 

 

 

 

Make some lifestyle Changes!

She was forced to cancel two dates on her Diamonds World Tour after suffering from a bout of laryngitis earlier this month.

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And Rihanna has now reportedly been told to curb her party-loving lifestyle if she wants to fulfill her touring commitments.

After bowing out of the Boston and Baltimore legs of her epic seven-month tour, the 25-year-old singer is said to be taking the advice of doctors, who expressed concerns about the effect her late nights, smoking and boozing could have on her overall health.

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A source said that : ‘Rihanna’s illness was so severe that doctors warned it could  take months for her to fully recover – there were worries that she’d have to cancel her entire tour.

‘They’ve told her that she needs to make some serious lifestyle changes, or risk this happening  again. This has given her a scare. But Rihanna knows it’s partly self-inflicted

‘She loves to smoke, drink and stay up late. Her body was bound to need a break at some point. She’s now on a mission to start looking after herself.’

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Those close to the We Found Love hitmaker have also claimed she has recognised that her recently rekindled relationship with Chris Brown – who was charged with assaulting the Bajan beauty prior to the Grammys in 2009 – may not be having an entirely positive effect on her.

In addition to cancelling two dates on her tour, Rihanna arrived on stage in Toronto, Canada, 70 minutes late last week.

Meanwhile, marijuana was discovered on one of her tour buses at the Canadian-Michigan border, according to TMZ.

Authorities stopped a total of 10 buses at the Ambassador Bridge, which separates Windsor, Canada and Detroit, but Rihanna was not believed to be present at the time.

Officers cited a man on one of the buses with a civil penalty after finding him in possession of a ‘small quantity’ of the drug.

According to the website, border inspections initiated a bus-to-bus search after smelling marijuana and sniffer dogs were brought in and made a beeline for a man, who is understood to be part of Rihanna’s tour crew.

This is by no means the first time the hard-partying star has been told to take care of herself,  after being rushed to hospital with ‘exhaustion and dehydration’ following a string of wild  nights in May 2012.

But Rihanna has always been proud of her Good Girl Gone Bad reputation. She has said: ‘I’m crazy and I don’t pretend to be anything else.’

The Diamonds World Tour wraps up in October in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Chasing the sun!

The Wanted have been living the dream since filming began on their reality television show.   But some of the lads clearly haven’t been taking advantage of the superb weather in the States.   Singer Jay McGuiness was the biggest culprit as he stripped down to his swimming shorts and exposed his very pale body.

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The boys were in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, but it looked like Jay had not been sunbathing in a very long time.   Surrounded by a large number of female admirers the British boy band were living up to their party hard reputation as they stood around socialising with cups of beer in their hands.   Meanwhile, Tom Parker had no issues with his tan as he showed off his well toned and tattooed body.

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With the presence of alcohol at the party the boys could be forgiven for only drinking a little  bit, but Tom admitted that he doesn’t care if he is filmed being drunk.    Tom said: ‘I’m not bothered about seeing myself drunk on camera I’ve  seen it before on camera phones.

‘I know I’m a stupid drunk and I get massively too drunk but it’s a laugh. I don’t drink a lot but when I do I get absolutely off my face.’

To make sure that he looks picture perfect for his close-ups on camera, Tom has had a little a bit of work done to achieve that Hollywood smile.   He said: ‘For us we don’t really take out image too seriously. I have my teeth whitened by Dr Wyman Chan at Smile Studio London, that’s about it.’   Viewers can also expect to see a familiar face making an appearance too providing her stint in  rehab doesn’t clash with filming.   Tom told MailOnline: ‘We all get on so well with Lindsay, she’s a great girl.

‘We all have a lot of fun with her and even if things aren’t going on between her and Max she will be coming around to our house to party, absolutely.’

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Kelly returns to Fashion Police!

She suffered a seizure on March 7, and spent five days in hospital.

So 28-year-old reality star Kelly Osbourne was understandably delighted to be given the all clear to return to life as normal and her beloved job on E!’s Fashion Police on Wednesday.

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The lavender tinged rock progeny shared the good news with her estimable Twitter following, exclaiming: ‘#SoHappy I just got the al clear from my doctor to go back to work tomorrow!!!!!’

The British presenter was spotted out and about on Sunday looking well and happy after her medical mystery, but her Tweet suggests she’ll be back in the studio on Thursday.

Kelly, the daughter of rock god Ozzy Osbourne collapsed in seizures for 30 seconds on the set of Fashion Police while speaking with guest Melissa Rivers.

‘Kelly has returned home and has been given a clean bill of health by her doctor,’ her spokesperson told E! News in a statement on Tuesday.

‘There are no conclusive results. She is looking forward to returning to Fashion Police this week and getting back to business and life as usual.’

The former Dancing with the Stars contestant took her Twitter to thank the medical team behind her recovery.

Still going Strong!

They hadn’t been photographed together for over two months, leading many to speculate that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had ended their relationship for a second time.

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But the famously private couple are still going strong – and they proved this on Tuesday when they were spotted on a date together.

A fan photographed her friend posing with the Twilight stars as they left a Los Angeles karaoke bar together in the evening.

After posting the photo on her Twitter and Instagram pages, the fan was inundated with messages from Twihards asking her for more information.

‘I just ran into them at a karaoke bar by my house… mellow night,’ she tweeted. ‘They were just there hanging out with a few friends.’

 

The eyewitness added that they were ‘super nice… just normal people at a bar’ and posted that Robert and Kristen spent their evening ‘minding their own business hanging out in a booth with friends’.

As usual the couple were dressed casually for their night out, with Kristen sporting a bulky khaki jacket.

Meanwhile Robert showed off his much shorter hair after getting a buzz cut, wearing a red and black flannel shirt under a black jacket and jeans.

In the photo, the pair seem to be in great spirits, and it’s hardly a surprise.

Robert has just returned from Australia after wrapping filming on his movie The Rover, and it seems he headed straight back into his girlfriend’s arms.

Kristen, 22, did not visit her other half once during his nine weeks Down Under for the movie,  which is described as a ‘near-future Western’.

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While Robert was away, Kristen was spotted spending time with their co-star – and Rob’s on-screen love rival – in the form of Taylor Lautner.

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Katherine Jenkins gears up for marathon!

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins has hit another bump in the road as she prepares for this year’s London Marathon.   The 32-year-old has found herself coming under fire from Twitter trolls, who have ‘slated’ her as she trains for the charity run.   Taking to Twitter on Wednesday the Welsh star expressed her frustration at what has become quite the uphill battle, after losing her training kit just a few days earlier.

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She wrote: ‘Some days u just can’t win…You train for a marathon. You raise money for charity. you still get slated #WalkAMileInMyShoes #NoPunIntended.’

It seems that Katherine was the victim of abuse after she demanded a charity donation from an airline after they lost her marathon training kit.   While many people applauded her turning the situation into a way to raise more money for her charity, some heartless Twitter users were less than impressed with her request.

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One wrote: ‘Come on gal, are you that desperate to get a headline?’   While another commented: ‘Wishes Katherine Jenkins would sit down and shut up for a while, she really is a tiresome example of womanhood.’   Despite the unnecessary abuse the hard working star hasn’t let it get the better of her and has continued her training as per usual.

She also took the opportunity to thank all those who have supported her so far, writing: ‘Just wanted to say a massive thanku to all those who’ve sponsored us so far… Your generosity  is overwhelming! #Motivation #Inspiration.’   After venting her frustration on Wednesday she hit the park on Thursday to train once more, which hopefully helped her de -stress a bit.   Taking to Twitter she shared a picture of herself running and wrote: ‘18 miles in the park! Now better get myself to Hamburg – there’s a show 2nite after all! #Boom.’

 

As well as training to run the 26 miles, she is also currently taking part in a European tour with Il Divo.   It was on a flight home from a concert on Sunday that her luggage, which contained her tour costumes and gym kit, got lost.   Being separated from her gym gear after arriving back in London from Berlin, meant Katherine could not do her intended 18 mile run on Sunday night.

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With just five weeks to go before the 26 mile run, it’s vital that Katherine keeps up her long-distance training.

She tweeted on Sunday: ‘Thank you @Lufthansa_DE for sabotaging my intended 18mile marathon training run 2day by losing my luggage..Hope u’ll be sponsoring me now!’   When it still failed to materialise on Monday, she tweeted again: ‘New day & still no sign of our lost luggage or a donation 2my marathon charity page from @Lufthansa_DE http://www.justgiving.com/KatherineandHannah … #Gesture RT.’   The airline fortunately managed to get it back to her later that day.   The singer will be running on April 21 with the aim of raising £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, who cared for her late father Selwyn when he was battling cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They’re not dating!

She’s certainly seems to have a thing for curly-haired, baby-faced boys.   But despite reports that she has started dating Hawaiian surfer John John Florence, sources close to Taylor Swift have denied the claims.   It was reported on Wednesday that the 23-year-old singer was attempting to give love another chance, and had been text messaging the hunky blonde surfer.

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However, a source toldE! News of the Life & Style Magazine report: ‘There is no truth to this at all. Taylor is not dating – or texting – this guy.’   Rumours of a romance between the pair were fuelled when 20-year-old John John was asked about the relationship on Australian television.   ‘Uh, I’m not supposed to comment about that,’ he said.

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Smiling, he added: ‘Yeah, you know, it’s kind of a secret thing going on right now. Can’t bust it out in the public just yet.’   Taylor is famous for penning songs about her ex-boyfriends.

She finally revealed this week that her hit single I Knew You Were Trouble is about her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles.

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Speaking about her spirited performance at the 2012 Brit Awards in front of Harry and his One Direction bandmates, the singer was asked how she felt performing the number while her ex was watching.   Taylor told The Sunday Times: ‘Well, it’s not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

High school gym Class!

They’re not just former high school rivals onscreen but are also workout buddies in real life.   High School Musical co-stars Ashely Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens made their way to a West Hollywood gym on Tuesday morning dressed in form-fitting workout attire.

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The fetching pair kept it low-key in baseball caps pulled snugly over their long loose curls as they sipped their morning fluids from red plastic cups.

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In preparation for the sweaty agenda Vanessa wore Soul pedal pusher tights with black Ugg boots.

The 24-year-old stayed warm and comfy in a zipped up large-collared grey fleece jacket and a billed cap inscribed with the words ‘Faith’ .

The Spring Breakers star carried her workout gear in a tan canvas tote.

Ashley wore a pink low-necked workout tank top with a grey hooded jumper as she carried a pair of spinning shoes tucked under her left arm.

The blonde 27-year-old made sure to show her New Jersey roots with a blue New York Yankees baseball cap pulled low over her sun-glass adorned face.

The Phineas and Ferb star completed her ensemble with black leather boots and grey exercise tights.

But Ashley appears to be quite self-reliant and capable of keeping fit without the moral support of an exercise buddy.   The former Disney star made it to the gym the previous day – on Monday – despite looking as if she would rather be elsewhere.   The Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch star was wearing for her solo outing a pair of grey tights and a form-fitted red tee that she covered with a loose light green shirt and hooded army style jacket.

The Scary Movie 5 star also sported Nike sneakers on her feet. With her scruffy hair tied back in a ponytail, Ashley looked like her post-gym plans were a bit more fun.

Dropping by her mother’s house in Los Angeles, California she carried platform wedge sandals in her hand, as well as a designer handbag.   And it wasn’t just her mother she spent time with on Monday.   Handling her favourite accessory, Ashley cradled her tiny pet pooch Maui.   She has previously said of her dog: ‘Everybody that meets her falls in love. We call it Maui Fever.’   And she even got to spend the afternoon with her workout co-conspirator Vanessa, who has recently been busy traveling to promote her newest flick Spring Breakers.   The actresses met on the set of the first High School Musical film in 2006.

And the lovely ladies have remained good friends even after their highly popular series came to an end.

Including their workout dates the two have taken tropical holidays together where they worked on their tans.

She expressed her excitement by tweeting: ‘so happy to have my girl home!!! love just spontaneously dropping by Nessa’s place and kickin’ it. #sistersforlife’

On Thursday she and her boyfriend Christopher French attended the Hollywood premiere of Spring Breakers, which stars her best pal and former High School Musical co-star Vanessa.

‘Getting ready for the Spring Breakers premiere!!! Gotta support my girls :)’ she gushed.