Beach Babe!

She is rumoured to be ‘in the mix’ to replaced Britney Spears on the next season of X Factor USA. So perhaps that was why Kelly Rowland looked so cheerful during a recent beach outing.

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The 32-year-old seemed positively giddy as she laughed while flaunting her slender legs on Miami Beach, Florida, with a group of friends on Sunday.

The Destiny’s Child star was seen lounging on a sunbed on the white sand, casually bending her legs in the air as she texted on her cellphone.

Kelly – who lives in Miami – wore a black bandeau bikini top, but opted to cover up with a long green kaftan that she just rolled down while she tanned.

The singer wore a jaunty fedora to block out the sun’s rays, and accessorised with a layered gold necklace and large white studs.

At one point, Kelly was seen sitting on the edge of her sun lounger, a huge smile on her face as she either listened to music or chatted to a friend using a hands-free kit.

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She also hung out with some friends who sat with her on her sunbed, and at one point she was seen kissing a male friend on the lips as he bent over her.

Kelly clearly had lots of energy as she was then spotted jogging across the sand, laughing and calling to her friends.

It is rumoured that the star is set to join Simon Cowell on the X Factor USA – despite being booted off the UK show.

Simon, 53, remains a ‘big fan’ of the singer even though she was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor UK last year.

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And Kelly is now ‘most definitely in the mix’ to replace Britney Spears on the third season of the Fox talent show, which airs later this year.

Kelly – who was reunited with her Destiny’s Child bandmates during Beyonce’s Super Bowl extravaganza in February – appeared as a judge on the X Factor UK in 2011.

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However, her appearance was blighted by illness that kept her at home in the States for a week – prompting reports that TV bosses were unimpressed that she had even flown back to the US when she should have been mentoring her contestants in Britain.

Kelly also reportedly tried to demand that her £500,000 pay be tripled if she made a return.

Miley Cyrus on her low key engagement!

Her engagement to Liam Hemsworth has been at the centre of much speculation in recent weeks.   However, Miley Cyrus insists she and the Australian actor are as committed to each other as ever, despite her reluctance to discuss her private life.   Speaking to the June issue of Elle UK magazine, the 20-year-old admits she has decided to keep their romance away from the spotlight after previously being more open.

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Speaking about her June 2012 engagement to the Hunger Games star, who she has been dating since 2009, she admitted it felt like a natural progression after moving in together.

She said: ‘We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed.   ‘But we keep our relationship low-key and don’t talk about it any more.’

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Miley was previously very open about her emotions on Twitter, but decided to pull back in recent months.   She explained: ‘We were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight – into my life and my puppies and my house – and I just don’t feel they get that privilege any more.   ‘Like on my Twitter, I’m much more… not conservative, but you don’t see a picture of my dogs. You don’t get that personal stuff any more.’   Having found fame as a child star, Miley admits it is difficult to find real friends she can trust and who befriend her for her personality, not her celebrity persona.

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She said: ‘People who grew up without either (money or fame) can get more of a culture shock and go the wrong way. “Oh my God, I have all this money! How can I spend it? All these people will like me because I’m famous!”

Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes shows abs!

With such a toned tummy it’s hard to believe that she’s also a mother.

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And Doutzen Kroes proudly put her enviable figure on display as she and husband Sunnery James played together in the waves off South Beach in Miami on Sunday.

The 28-year-old, who is mother to her two-year-old son Phyllon, highlighted her famous assets in a jewelled pink triangle top bikini and matching barely-there bottoms.

The Victoria’s Secret model giggled as she splashed around in the bright blue Atlantic Ocean, holding tight to her DJ husband as the waves crashed around them.

They even managed to sneak in a quick game of leap frog, with Doutzen wrapping her arms tightly around her husband in the shallow water.

The couple have been married for three years, and despite both having successful careers that take them all over the world, they always manage to make time for each other.

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The Dutch supermodel couldn’t keep from mixing in a bit of work on her outing, posing for some silly shots as a friend snapped away.

She showed off her best moves, including a few in-your-face snaps with her posterior perked up for the camera.

Doutzen has no troubles putting her rock-hard body on display as she has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel for over six years.

And she recently revealed that the key to maintaining her slim figure is by carefully regulating what she eats.

‘I always eat in moderation,’ she told Fit Sugar last year. ‘If I order French fries I have a salad and I share [the fries] with my friends.

‘I don’t tell myself to not eat anything to stay away from all sugar or all fries or all the good fried foods. But I eat it in moderation.’

But all the fun seemed to wear out the mother-of-one, who returned to the shore for a little rest under the hot sun.   Joining the pair was fellow DJ Ryan Murciano, who was also in town playing a gig with Sunnery.   On Saturday night the trio packed in the crowds at the LIV night club in Miami.

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Paid In Full!

Taylor Swift has been seen in the last few weeks shopping for property in Rhode Island and it appears she has settled on a mansion officially listed at $20million.

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But the pop singer is apparently a savvy negotiator and got the new home for much less than its asking price.

Taylor is said to have purchased the property in full for $17.75million with a single payment via wire transfer.

Real estate insiders told the gossip website that movers were seen as early as Saturday at the beachfront property, located in the upmarket seaside community of Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

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But whether the mansion is a new home for the willowy blonde is questionable – the purchase may simply be a smart investment.

Taylor bought a home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, which allegedly was intended to keep her close to then-boyfriend Conor Kennedy.

But the Red singer put the house on the market in the wake of her September split with the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and sold it last month.

The sale was reported to be a $1 million profit.

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A source told Vanity Fair that the house in Massachusetts was ‘like a house-flip’ and was a ‘good short-term investment.’

But Taylor, whose earnings last year topped $57 million according to Forbes, could certainly afford to live in the home.

The white mansion is reported to be over 11,000-square-foot and sits atop more than five acres – and would make an excellent vacation home for her famously close family.

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Although, the country singer already owns a home in Beverly Hills, California and a penthouse duplex in Nashville, Tennessee, which she considers her main residence.

Making up for lost time

They looked close when they reunited earlier this month to celebrate Paris Jackson’s 15th birthday.   And it seems it wasn’t a one-off occasion, as Debbie Rowe and her daughter were spotted enjoying quality time together once again as they headed to lunch together in California on Sunday.   The pair showed they are serious about forging a real relationship with each other for the first time since Debbie signed away all parental rights to her late father Michael Jackson in 2011.

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Dressed in a pair of cut-off denim shorts, with Dr. Marten boots and a camouflage jacket, the young girl flashed the rock sign and a smile to waiting photographers.   Completing her edgy look she wore a Kurt Cobain T-shirt, while her cropped hair fell over her eyes.

While her mother may not have the same rock chic style, simply opting for a pair of jeans and T-shirt, she too looked comfortable and at ease.

And as Debbie hopped into her car, Paris jumped into the passenger seat next to her showing that despite her rather unconventional upbringing she’s still an average teenage girl.

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No doubt the pair still have plenty to catch up on as they have only been in touch following Michael’s tragic passing in 2009.   The lunch trip comes just a few days after the first picture of the pair together surfaced.

The touching image shows Debbie with her arm around Paris as they celebrated the teenager’s 15th birthday at, according to Entertainment Tonight, Ahi Sushi in Studio City, California on April 3.   Paris appeared serene and content as she leaned in close to her mother, a dermatologist’s nurse, who looked thrilled to be included in her daughter’s birthday celebration.

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Again Paris – the youngest of Michael and Debbie’s two children – showed off her edgy style by wearing her short dark hair swept across her forehead and highlighting her eyes with thick black liner.

Paris said: ‘When I’m with my mom, we don’t really have security with us. Which is really nice.

Paris’ uncle Jermaine Jackson recently said he approved of the pair’s burgeoning relationship.

He told TMZ: ‘I think that’s wonderful. The kids need their mum. I think it’s great. That’s their mother. That’s wonderful. That’s a good thing.’

Debbie and Michael met when he was a patient at the specialist skin clinic she worked at when he was being treated for his chronic vitiligo.

The pair were married between 1996 and 1999, and Debbie gave full custody of her two children with Michael, Prince and Paris, during their divorce proceedings in 1999.

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She later took things one step further in 2001, and relinquished all parental rights to the children, who were just toddlers at the time.

However, after the singer’s death in June 2009, Debbie, 54, reached an agreement with Michael’s mother – who became the children’s’ legal guardian – for supervised visitation rights.

Chris Brown’s father doesnt approve!

It’s a fact of life that sometimes parents don’t approve of their offspring’s choice of partners. And it seems like Clinton Brown is less than keen on his son Chris’ girlfriend Rihanna.

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Speaking toThe Sun, Clinton revealed that he thinks the pair are too similar to maintain a steady relationship, and their union could end in tragedy.

Clinton also hinted that in his opinion, the 2009 row that led to Rihanna being beaten by Chris wasn’t one sided.   He said: ‘One has to assume because they are back together that it wasn’t one-sided.

‘You just have to imagine that it was a circumstance in which they both had a disagreement.’

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However, the fact that the incident, or more accurately the photograph of Rihanna’s bruised and bleeding face after it happened, is still very much at the front of people’s minds.

Clinton, 48, acknowledges this and thinks that the intense public scrutiny that follows the couple’s every move will also make it hard for their love to thrive.   In his opinion, so too will their similar natures. As far as he is concerned, it might be fun to go out with someone edgy and sexy, but a match between a spontaneous person and a logical one is the true recipe for a long long-term, stable partnership.   He revealed to the paper that he wishes Chris would date a different singer.

‘I personally liked Jordin Sparks. She’s a wholesome young lady, very pretty. Of course, a lot of the times we don’t want the nice, conservative types.’

Prison officer Clinton also revealed that he was fond of Chris’ other girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, who he was reportedly dating at the same time as RiRi.

He claims that Chris and Karrueche got on ‘terrifically’, which is a wild contrast to the rocky relationship between his son and his current girlfriend who often break up and make up on Twitter, play what seem like complex mind games with one another and generally share a passionate relationship.

On paper, Karrueche is a much better prospective daughter-in-law. The petite model doesn’t boast about sadomasochism, smoke drugs, dress in next to nothing or generally behave in a provocative manner.

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Last year Clinton spoke to Star Magazine when rumours first circulated that Rihanna and Chris were getting close again – despite the courts slapping a restraining order on him when he was charged with assaulting his singer girlfriend..

He told the magazine: ‘I am always concerned about him… He can make his own decisions. But, as a concerned parent, I would rather they not have any involvement.’

Worried Clinton admitted that he sometimes looks at previous high profile tragedies and hopes the same fate does not befall his son.

He name checks Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse as famous artists who have gone too soon. He also claims that Chris is now surrounded by a network of ‘yes men’ and that this too could lead him along the road to ruin.

Thankfully, Clinton says that as he is not on the payroll, he can still dish out good advice as and when needed.

One father whose praise for controversial Chris is Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty, who is all for their reunion.   He told Grazia magazine last July: ‘Chris has matured a lot. I think everybody has to put the past behind them. And they seem to have done that.’.

Chris claims that seeing his mother Joyce Hawkins suffer at the hands of his violent step-father made him even more ashamed of his actions. Joyce and Rihanna are thought to get on well, and Joyce even tweeted that she and Rihanna speak on the phone daily.

Representatives for both Rihanna and Chris Brown have been contacted for comment!

Jessie J forced to pay £1m to manager

Singer Jessie J is to hand over £1million to the manager who discovered her to bring a two-year legal battle to an end.   Raymond Stevenson discovered the star when she was a 15-year-old student at the Brit School and says he helped to guide her through a ‘self discovery’ when she was a teenager.   Now The Voice judge must hand over 20 per cent of her £5million earnings from her triple-platinum selling debut album Who You Are to Stevenson.

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He landed a record deal for the Essex-born singer, who has had two number one singles, when she was 19 and paid £70,000 of his own money to get her out of it when the label went bust.

Mr Stevenson, who owns management company 141a, previously said: ‘I don’t think there is a dispute about our involvement and what we did for her over five years, and 20 per cent represents that.’

Stevenson helped Jessie – real name Jessica Cornish – get signed by a major record label in the US after British music bosses turned her down.   She was then signed by Crown management, who also manage Union J, who got her a deal with Universal Records.   A music industry source told The Sun: ‘Jessie is signed to the type of huge label who usually just push people around and get what they want.

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‘Ray is extremely well-respected, but he runs a relatively small operation and Jessie’s people thought he would just roll over.’

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A joint statement from Jessie J and 141a to the newspaper said: ‘The parties have reached an amicable solution.’  Stevenson also said: ‘141a is very proud of Jessie’s achievements – she is a very talented artist.’