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Avril Lavigne feels 'a bit lost'

Avril Lavigne feels "a bit lost" amid rumors her marriage to Chad Kroeger is on the rocks.

The 'Here's to Never Growing Up' singer, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday without her husband, reportedly thinks her "life is in limbo," but her friends are encouraging her to try to work things out with the Nickelback frontman, who she married in July 2013.

A source close to the Canadian star, who was previously married to Deryck Whibley, told E! News: "Things still aren't good. But Avril's friends are encouraging her to try and work it out. They don't like Chad, but she's already been through one painful divorce and they don't want to see her going through another unless there's no other option. Also, she and Chad haven't been married that long so her friends want her to make sure she's given it every chance before pulling the plug."

The insider added: "[She's] a bit lost right now. Her career isn't in the best place and she's trying to figure out what she wants for her future. She's trying to write music and she paints, but her life is in limbo."

Chad, 39, was photographed without his wedding ring during a night out at Hollywood hotspot Bar Marmont this week, but Avril, who has been "fighting a lot" with him in recent months, isn't ready to file for divorce, as she is desperate to have children.

The source said: "Motherhood is something she really wants for herself. So this thing with Chad, it's going to go one of two ways. Either they're going to get rid of each other or there's a shot they might try to have a baby to save the marriage. My bet is they end up splitting."



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Jennifer Lawrence visits Chris Martin

Jennifer Lawrence spent two hours at Chris Martin's house on Thursday night (10.30.14).

The 'Hunger Games' star, who recently split from the Coldplay frontman after four months of dating, reportedly visited his mansion in Malibu, California to collect the last her belongings.

It is not known if Chris was home at the time, but the 'Magic' hitmaker attended Kate Hudson's Halloween party shortly after the Oscar winner was photographed leaving his house in her black Cadillac.

A source told E! News that the 37-year-old British rocker spent the evening chatting with two women, including former '90210' star Sara Foster, who was wearing a figure-hugging leotard.

Other guests at the party included Goldie Hawn, Lily Allen, Katy Perry and Jessica Alba.

A source recently revealed that the 24-year-old actress broke up with Chris because she thought he was "a little too close" to his estranged wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, whom he split from in March after 10 years of marriage.

The insider said: "She broke it off with Chris. She was tired of the spotlight on their relationship and she also thought that Chris and Gwyneth were a little too close for comfort. It was an odd situation for her.

"It was kind of serious but also not really in a sense. It was really just [Jennifer] having fun and living in the moment, enjoying time with someone she likes, but [Chris and Gwyneth's] close relationship got to her in the end and she felt like it wasn't worth it."



Paris Hilton dresses up as her dog for Halloween

Paris Hilton dressed up as her Pomeranian pooch for her Halloween party last night (30.10.14).

The 33-year-old star sported a fluffy white minidress and matching headgear, which looked like the fur of her $13,000 puppy Prince Hilton, as she attended her own Sexy Haunted Mansion party at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood.

The heiress also wore a sky blue collar which bore resemblances to the one her canine wears as well as a pair of white fishnet gloves.

Paris teamed her look with a pair of white high heels and her outfit enabled the beauty to show off her slim pins as well as her striking long blonde locks.

The socialite has fallen in love with her latest animal recruit since she splashed out the huge sum on her four-legged friend.

Paris' latest Halloween attire was not the first time she has sported a white minidress to see in the spooky annual celebration.

Last year, she wore a strapless white dress to go to a Halloween bash as music legend Madonna complete with a Boy Toy necklace.

On Thursday, the star took to Instagram to post a 'Throwback Thursday' picture of her as Madonna last year, adding the caption: "Last Halloween when I dressed up as @Madonna. #LikeAVirgin #ThrowbackThursday (sic)"

Paris wasn't the only star to make an impression at a Halloween bash last night as Suki Waterhouse flashed some flesh in a glamorous peacock-inspired dress at the Unicef UK Halloween Ball in London.

As well as her costume, the 22-year-old model also let her voice do the talking at the event - which raised money for children in danger in Syria - as she performed a duet with Bryan Adams.

Kate Hudson didn't leave a lot to the imagination as she stripped down to a leather bralet and matching hotpants for her Halloween party in Pacific Palisades, California.

Several stars were in attendance including her mother Goldie Hawn and Katy Perry, who dressed as a giant Cheeto.

Lily Allen dressed as a medic called Dr. Luke - the same name as the music producer who singer Kesha has accused of sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse.

The star-studded bashes were no doubt playing some Halloween classics, such as Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', which has been named the most popular scary song of all time by music streaming service Spotify.

Other tunes on the top 10 included 'Monster Mash' by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, The Rocky Horror Show's 'Time Warp' and 'Somebody's Watching Me' by Rockwell.



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Lindsay Lohan sued for 60m

Lindsay Lohan is being sued for over $60 million.

A website developer has filed a case against the 'Mean Girls' actress and her brother Michael in which he accused them of stealing one of his ideas.

According to Fima Potik, the pair agreed to work with him on Spotted Friend - which would give users a glimpse into celebrities' closets - but then took the idea to another investor and launched an app called Vigme, which he describes as a "carbon copy" of his website.

According to TMZ, the developer claims he received a text message from Michael saying he wanted a bigger cut of the company or else.

Potik is seeking over $60 million in damages and wants Vigme to be shut down.

Meanwhile, Lindsay's friends The Wanted have pledged to keep an eye on the troubled star while she gets her career back on track starring in London stage show 'Speed-the-Plow'.

Tom Parker told The Sun newspaper: "I chatted to her a couple of days ago because I saw a photo of her in a newspaper staggering out of a nightclub.

"I wanted to check she was OK, so I asked her what she was doing.

"She told me she had simply fallen over and I was like, 'Really?'

"She's had a rough time but she's a sweet girl and a great actress.

"None of us want to see her go back to that dark place."

Earlier this week, the 28-year-old actress - who previously dated The Wanted's Max George - missed a matinee performance of the show after falling ill, but despite warning fans she was "down for the count" and would also miss the evening show, she made it on stage for the second performance of the day.



Ariana Grande and Big Sean take next step

Ariana Grande and Big Sean are reportedly taking their relationship to the next level.

The 26-year-old rapper is keen to take his girlfriend back to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: "He wants to take her to Detroit to meet all his friends and family there. He's proud of her."

The 'Break Free' hitmaker confirmed the romance earlier this month, calling her new boyfriend "amazing".

She said: "He is one of the most amazing men in the world, and that includes my grandfather and my brother.

"I think the world of him, and he's an amazing person. That's kind of all there is to it."

Meanwhile, the 'Beware' hitmaker has spoken out, too, to praise his 21-year-old girlfriend.

He said recently: "Ariana's very very special, and she's very special to me.

"Everything she has going on is good with her, everything I have going on is good with me, everything between me and her is good, and I'm just going to leave it at that."

Earlier this month, the couple were seen kissing on a rollercoaster.

They had taken a trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood and shared a kiss on the 'Revenge Of The Mummy' ride before being spotted holding hands as they walked round the park.



Jennifer Lopez opens up about abusive past

Jennifer Lopez's soul felt "diminished" after she suffered abuse from a previous partner.

The 'Booty' hitmaker spoke out in her memoir, 'True Love', about the emotional and mental abuse she received from an unnamed ex.

In an excerpt obtained by PEOPLE magazine, Jennifer wrote: "I've never gotten a black eye or busted lip, but I have been in relationships where I felt abused one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally.

"I know what it feels like for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you."

She added: "Every day that you don't walk out that door, every day you accept things in your partner and in yourself, is a day that you're saying, 'It's OK'."

Meanwhile, in the book, the 45-year-old singer also revealed details about her previous relationships with high-profile stars such as Ben Affleck.

She also recounted the moment she made the decision to end her marriage with Marc Anthony after suffering a panic attack at a photoshoot.

She explained: "Anybody looking from the outside in would have thought my life was great. I had a husband and two beautiful children [Emme and Maximilian].

"I was on 'American Idol' and my new single 'On the Floor' had gone to number one all over the world. What people didn't know was that life really wasn't that good. My relationship was falling apart and I was terrified."

She added: "It was one of those moments when you're so scared you can't even scream. In a blur of fear and panic, I looked at Benny and my mother and blurted out the words: 'I don't think I can be with Marc anymore.' Then I burst into tears."



Katie Holmes's single parent struggle

Katie Holmes has admitted she struggles as a single parent.

The 'Days and Nights' star - who has 8-year-old Suri with ex-husband Tom Cruise - has revealed she doubts her parenting skills on occasions.

She told PEOPLE magazine: "You do the best you can. Some days you feel really good about yourself and some days you don't."

Katie - who divorced from the 'Mission Impossible' star in 2012 - believes support from other parents makes things a lot easier for her.

She explained: "You really need to support each other, help people through whatever it is they're going through -- whether it's: 'My kid just threw a tantrum' or 'I was late for graduation' or whatever it is, you know!"

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old - who has help with Suri from a "ready and willing" mother and nanny - has admitted she'd rather spend as much time as possible with her daughter.

She said: "I do have help yes, but it's your baby, you know? You want to be the one who was there."

Despite finding being a single parent challenging, Katie believes it is important for parents in similar situations to her to do their best and not feel pressured by the expectations.

She said: "I think we all need to just ease up.

"Ease up on the expectations, and the worrying. We're all trying to do the best we can."



The man with 10,000 noises

Michael Winslow, the man with 10,000 noises, dropped in on Castanet on Thursday to 'sound off' about Friday Night's Haunted Howler in Kelowna.

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Justin Bieber 'depressed' over Selena Gomez split

Justin Bieber is reportedly "depressed" over his recent split from Selena Gomez.

The 20-year-old singer is believed to be heartbroken after the 'Come And Get It' hitmaker rejected any of his advances to reignite their relationship.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: "Justin has been really depressed. Nothing he's doing so far to get Selena back is working and it's put him in a really dark place.

"He went to New York for a change of scene to try and find new perspective; he's hoping Selena will come and meet up with him."

The couple - who have been dating on-and-off since 2010 - most recently ended their relationship after Justin was spotted having lunch in Paris with model and 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star, Kendall Jenner.

The pair reportedly split because Selena was annoyed with her popstar boyfriend for flirting with other girls in front of her face.

Meanwhile, Selena recently revealed that she had turned to celebrity pal Taylor Swift for support and advice, following her split from the 'Baby' hitmaker.

A source explained: "Taylor wants [Selena] to at least try taking a year off dating. She thinks she should date herself for a while, take the time to get to know herself and appreciate herself.

"But she's not going to force it, she's trying to lead by example this time, instead of forcing her ideas down Selena's throat, she realises she can be kind of pushy and she's working on that."



Ashton Kutcher: Google taught me about babies

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis learned about parenting from Google.

The couple welcomed daughter Wyatt into the world at the beginning of this month and the 'Jobs' actor - who was stepfather to Rumer, 26, Scout, 23, and Tallulah, 20, his ex-wife Demi Moore's daughters with Bruce Willis - admits they did a lot of research before the baby was born.

Speaking on 'The Talk', Ashton said: "Everybody says when you get a child, they don't come with an owner's manual, but that's kinda not true because Google's kind of like an owner's manual.

"You can pretty much Google anything and it's there. For me, I go to my partner, you know? I talk to Mila, and we make choices. We did a lot of research -- we both did like, a lot of research."

"I'd been a parent to teenage girls before in my life, and so I have experience with girls, and experience with that like, from age seven to 25.

"But infants, it was like a whole new thing. So, we really started studying what it is to take care of a baby and how you do it, and the whole thing. It's all on Google, it's kinda there."

The 36-year-old star also admitted he loves being a father because it means he is now someone's "hero".

He said: "I kind of have like, a hero complex a little bit. I'm somebody's hero now. It fulfills every bit of your ego when the kid starts to cry and you're like, 'Oh, I got this,' and you take it, and suddenly the child calms down, and you're like, 'Oh yeah!' You feel like you're like a baby whisperer."
 



Chris Brown settles lawsuit

Chris Brown has settled a civil lawsuit for $100,000.

The 'Run It' hitmaker has agreed a payment to Parker Adams - who he recently pleaded guilty to assaulting last October - after he filed a civil case against him, TMZ reports.

And that isn't the only legal matter the 25-year-old star has settled.

In January, Chris got into a fight at a West Hollywood recording studio with Frank Ocean's entourage and was subsequently sued for $3 million by his rival's cousin.

However, sources told TMZ the case has now been resolved after the 'Beautiful People' hitmaker agreed to pay out just under $20,000.

Thought he pleaded guilty to assaulting Parker in court in Washington last month, Chris managed to avoid jail as the terms of his plea deal made meant he was sentenced to time already served.

The singer was released from jail on June 2 after spending 108 days behind bars for violating his probation after he allegedly made threats about using guns while seeking anger-management treatment in rehab.

He was previously placed on probation for five years and sentenced to six months community service for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.



Time Waster - Funny photos

With Halloween so close no one wants to work and you shouldn't have to!

 

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Anne Hathaway wasn't prepared for marriage

Anne Hathaway "wasn't prepared" for her relationship to change after she got married.

The 'Interstellar' star, who tied the knot with Adam Shulman in September 2012, admits she fell more in love with him than ever after they exchanged vows.

The 31-year-old actress told the UK's The Daily Telegraph: "When we got married, I thought it was a great party. I honestly thought we were doing it more for tradition. I wasn't prepared for the radical shift my heart was going to have."

The brunette beauty is relieved the jewelry designer, 33, is able to travel with her a lot because he can take his work on the road.

She said: "I'm very fortunate that my husband has a job that allows him to travel and kind of make his own schedule. So he travels with me whenever possible. We have a rule that we aren't apart for more than two weeks."

The Oscar winner previously admitted she made the first move on Adam in 2008 after she discovered he was single.

She said: "I was in L.A. when I met him. I was told he had a girlfriend, and I backed off because I'm not that girl. Then when I found out six weeks later that he didn't have a girlfriend, I was like, 'We should throw a party. We should invite Adam.' "



Emma Watson was 'very nervous' before her feminism speech

Emma Watson was "very nervous" before speaking at the United Nations (UN) headquarters.

The 24-year-old actress, who gave a speech about gender inequality as she launched the HeForShe campaign in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in New York City last month, admits it "wasn't an easy thing" for her to do, she but feels "lucky" that she was raised to be a feminist.

The 'Noah' star told the December issue of the UK edition of Elle magazine: "I was very nervous. It wasn't an easy thing for me to do. It felt like, 'Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?' "

The former 'Harry Potter' actress says she hopes to continue to clear up possible misconceptions about feminism.

She said: "Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It's not prescriptive, it's not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for President, you can. If you don't, that's wonderful, too."

She added: "I'm lucky I was raised to believe that my opinion at the dinner table was valuable. My mum and I spoke as loudly as my brothers."

During her acclaimed speech, Emma said she first experienced sexism from the age of eight.

She added: "Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.

"If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are -- we can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It's about freedom."





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