From the Department of Everything is Awful comes word that Paris Hilton, socialite and possessor of no discernible talent, has earned (gulp) $1.3 BILLION in the last six years.
Yeah, you read that correctly. Billion. With a "B."
The heiress revealed the startling number in an interview with FHM UK (via US Weekly). "I'm involved in my products every step of the way. My fragrances are doing really well at the moment. They've produced more than $1.3 billion in revenue since 2005," she says in the mag's January issue. "I have 35 stores and 17 product lines. And then there's my racing team, my 14 fragrances and my new project, the Paris Hilton Beach Club chain. The first one is opening in the Philippines soon. It's going to have nightclubs, restaurants, bars, gyms. Everything really."
And because that's not disheartening enough, Paris has more big news. Read More...
How do we know this? Because she said so, that's why!
The pop star took to Twitter to post a picture of herself looking fantastic and showing off her bling from fiancé Jason Trawick, writing, "I can't stop looking at it!!"
If we were carting around a rock like that, we'd stare too.
Britney Spears, Twitter
News that our favorite cardigan sweater enthusiast Taylor Swift has been offered the role of Eponine in "King's Speech" Oscar winner Tom Hooper's big screen musical adaptation of the classic Broadway show/Victor Hugo novel "Les Miserables," co-starring acting A-listers Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, has everyone in the MTV Newsroom in a tizzy.
If she chooses to take the role, will she be any good? We reached out to fans, who seem to want to give the Speak Now singer the benefit of the doubt, and personally think the country-pop superstar will do just fine in the role (can't you just hear her singing "On My Own" already?), but every time a singer puts on the acting cap the critics come out with their pitchforks to proclaim that the odds are against her and most singers make for pretty crappy actors.
Well, that's sometimes true. Madonna, who we love, hasn't had a great run on the big screen and Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera haven't has much luck in movies either. But there are plenty of examples of double-threat crossover successes. We've rounded up a few of our favorites after the jump. Read More...
Katy Perry has been laying low since the announcement of her divorce from Russell Brand. Rumors abound about where Perry is and what frame of mind she's in (some say the split was pretty amicable and that she's doing just fine, others say she's a sad, teary-eyed mess), but our favorite bit of gossip has it that the Grammy-nominated "Firework" songbird is getting comfort from her close friend and sister in chart-topping pop, Rihanna.
As source tells Britain's The Sun (via MTV UK) that Perry contacted the "We Found Love" singer after learning that Brand filed for divorce and Rihanna invited her friend to join her in her native Barbados to regroup. "Katy was embarrassed about calling her parents as they'd been so against Russell in the first place, but Rihanna was a great support for her and she really helped to calm her down," the source claims. "When Katy told her the news, she suggested flying down to Barbados to stay with her and her family."
(For what it's worth, a similar report in The Mirror claimed Perry and RiRi were instead Mexico-bound for a girls' only vacation.)
If Perry is indeed getting a little post-split TLC from Rihanna, we know she's in good hands because Princess Ri is eternally doling out the best advice on Twitter. We've rounded up some of our favorite bits of insight here but be warned, as anyone who follows Rihanna on Twitter knows (and if you're not following her, what's wrong with you – she is the best celeb to follow), the language gets a little salty – but her heart is always in the right place (even if her mouth is in the gutter). Read on for more! Read More...
Here in the MTV Newsroom, we rounded out our year with a look back at our favorite celebrity couples, best red carpet moments and biggest splits and asked you to let us know which stars topped your lists. Well, the results are in!
Nearly 30 thousand votes were cast in the Favorite Celebrity Couple of 2011 poll and it was a tight race between two pop stars that left everyone else in the dust. Britney Spears and Justin Bieber and their respective significant others, Jason Trawick and Selena Gomez, accounted for nearly 92 percent of the vote, leaving a scant 6.52 percent for RPatz and KStew, 1.43 for Jay and Beyonce and a measly 0.7 percent for Wiz Kalifa and Amber Rose.
So who took it? Well, Biebs and Selena scored 41.76 percent of the vote leaving recent birthday girl Britney Spears and new fiance Jason Trawick with a winning 50.22 percent.
As for Biggest Celebrity Breakup and Biggest Red Carpet Moment … well, read on for all the facts and figures. Read More...
Rihanna is on a roll and it doesn’t look like the busy pop princess is planning on slowing down any time soon.
Just days after the release of her video for “You Da One,” the second single from her hot, hot, hot album Talk That Talk, RiRi is already thinking about what’s next and she took to Twitter to get some fan input on what her next single should be.
“I need answers!!!! #NEXTSINGLE #TTT,” the superstar tweeted earlier today. Less than an hour of being inundated with responses from her over 11 million followers later, Rihanna again hit the social network to say, “Ok DONE!!!! I like what I see ... and decisions are MADE!!! #NEXTSINGLE."
But while she didn’t post exactly what song she’d chosen, she assured fans, “We on da same page ... (for the most part).”
We’re partial to "Where Have You Been" ourselves (girl, that breakdown is fierce), but what do we know? "Talk That Talk" or "Roc Me Out" would be just fine with us too.
Which song from Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk” should be the next single? Tell us in the comments below! Read More...
For our favorite celebrities, the red carpet is the place to make a big statement. From outrageous fashion to borderline crazy antics, it all happens on the way into an event.
Check out MTV News' Most-Memorable Red Carpet Moments!
But who really brought their A-game to the carpet in 2011? Well, Lady Gaga for one. People will be talking for years to come about her arrival at this year’s Grammy Awards. No, she didn’t have on another meat dress. She arrived in an egg, silly! It had something to do with being in gestational creative state or something. Some thought it was pretty awesome, others considered it just plain weird. Love it or hate it, if you were watching, you won’t soon forget it!
Also causing a stir at the Grammy was our girl Snooki, who co-hosted MTV’s coverage with Sway Calloway. But the real buzz came from MTV’s own red carpets. At the Movie Awards, “Twilight” starlet Nikki Reed announced her engagement to “American Idol” finalist Paul McDonald (the pair wed in October). And at the VMAs, Justin Bieber introduced us to his snake, Johnson. His pet snake, a baby boa constrictor, just to be clear.
Then there was Beyonce. Oh, Queen Bey! Without warning the R&B superstar, who was one of MTV News' Top Newsmakers of 2011, showed up on the VMA red carpet in a striking orange Lanvin dress, and though she didn’t talk to the press, she caressed her belly in a way that pretty much said it all!
Which red carpet moment was tops in 2011? Let us know by voting in our poll after the jump! Read More...
Short and shaggy manes are in and we can all thank Justin Bieber and Emma Watson.
This according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports, “The fastest-rising searches for celebrity haircuts on Google are for Ms. Watson and Mr. Bieber.”
Pixie cuts haven’t been truly popular since the ‘90s (apparently? Quick, someone tell every thirtysomething mother at the supermarket), but leave it to the endlessly trendy “Harry Potter” starlet to bring the style back into vogue. After wrapping the final “Potter” flick, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (which made MTV’s list of the Top Newsmakers of 2011), Watson chopped off her long, curly locks in a concrete display that she was leaving Hermoine Granger in the past and moving on into adulthood.
As for the “Bieber swish,” as the Journal hilariously calls it, well, you probably don’t even have to look out your front door to see one of those if you have a teenage son. The side-swept style popularized by the “Mistletoe” singer is everywhere … even though he has stopped sporting the famous cut himself.
Check out Watson’s pixie chic style as MTV News' own Josh Horowitz teaches the cast of "Harry Potter" a little "American Talk," after the jump! Read More...
It's that time of year when we look back to see what stories really popped in 2011. From happy stories like Beyonce's big VMA baby bump reveal to sad stories like the tragic passing of Amy Winehouse, we were working hard in the MTV Newsroom to bring you all the news you were craving. Below are the top five stories in our countdown of the most viewed stories of the year from MTV News.
5. Cali Swag District Rapper M-Bone Killed In Drive-By Shooting (411K)
Early on May 16, hip-hop fans learned that Cali Swag District member M-Bone was the victim of a drive-by shooting the previous night and passed away from two gunshot wounds to the head, according to police in Inglewood, California. M-Bone, born Mante Talbert, was one-fourth of the group that rose to fame with their 2010 single "Teach Me How to Dougie."
When police arrived on the scene, they found the rapper in the driver's seat of an unspecified black vehicle and transported him to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Witness accounts confirm that the gunmen pulled alongside Talbert in a separate vehicle and let off at least two rounds. The suspects then fled the scene. The following day, Cali Swag frontman C-Smoove tweeted, "Ma life changed drastically in the blink of an eye. rip mbone."
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Yesterday, we gave a big shout out to our favorite couples of 2011 and asked which was your favorite (right now, it looks like you’re still basking in post-engagement afterglow with Britney Spears and Jason Trawick, but the Biebs and his lady love, Selena Gomez, aren’t far behind - vote here!) but today, we take a walk down a far more dreary memory lane to count down the biggest celebrity breakups of 2011.
Check out MTV News’ full rundown of 2011’s Biggest Celebrity Breakups!
Of course, the dissolution of Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to husband Kris Humphries has dominated the headlines since it was announced on Halloween. Following their elaborate multimillion-dollar wedding and equally televised courtship, skeptics wondered (many of them very loudly) whether Kim and Kris’ marriage was even the real deal or a ploy to pull in ratings for the myriad Kardashian reality shows on E! and bring more tabloid attention to a family that can’t get enough of it. Stay classy!
Two other big-name divas filed for divorce from their respective husbands in 2011 as well: Jennifer Lopez and Demi Moore. With Lopez’s career of an unexpectedly huge upswing after she joined “American Idol” in January, things reportedly started to get weird with husband Marc Anthony as she got super busy again with TV, movies and endorsement deals (goodness gracious does this girl have herself some endorsement deals!). By all accounts, she and Anthony remain friendly for the sake of their joint business endeavors and young twins, Max and Emme. For Moore, who at one time was the highest paid actress in the world, things were a little more cut and dry. After a long run of infidelity rumors, the “Margin Call” actress decided the time was right to walk away from her marriage to her much-younger husband, “Two and a Half Men” star (is there something about that role?) Ashton Kutcher.
Two other divorces make MTV’s list of the years biggest, though both are decidedly more low-key (and in one case, one might even say indie) than their headline grabbing counterparts in lost love. This year, hipster fave actress Zooey Deschanel and folkie hubby Ben Gibbard parted ways. As you’d expect from these two, the split was reportedly “mutual and amicable.” Another breakup we didn’t see coming occurred just before Valentine’s Day when Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz announced their split. Sure there were rumors, but these two always seemed to have each other’s backs. Le sigh!
Which breakup do you think was the biggest of the year? Vote in our poll after the jump! Read More...