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Kim Kardashian gone into 'extreme dieting mode' for wedding

Kim Kardashian has reportedly gone into "extreme dieting mode" in time for her wedding.

The 33-year-old reality TV star - who is following the high-protein Atkins diet - has banned any liquids apart from water entering her mouth in order to shift 5lbs before her and her fiance Kanye West's big day next month.

A source told OK! magazine: "She doesn't really drink, but she likes a glass of red wine with dinner and coffee in the morning but her Atkins mania won't allow her those anymore. She won't even have a sip."

The brunette beauty - who has already lost 50lbs since giving birth to her daughter North last June - has been eating lean protein and green vegetables to help her achieve her slim physique.

However, she's terrified she'll slip off her diet plan, so she makes sure she has healthy snacks on hand at all times.

The source explained: "Her assistant has a bag of celery sticks with her at all times."

Meanwhile, Kim, who is set to tie the knot in Paris on May 24, has recently upped her workouts to five times a week and has banned carbohydrates, including bread and pasta, from her house in order to avoid temptation.

An insider said previously: "She'll eat veggies, but no noodles, rice or bread. It shocks her body. It's the only way to get the weight off. She does 100 squats each morning to lift her booty."



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Jeremy Piven 'flirting' with Nina Agdal

Jeremy Piven and Nina Agdal were spotted "flirting" with each other at a charity event yesterday (04.18.14).

The pair, who were taking part in 60-second cycling competitions on Flywheel bikes in New York City, seemed to be enjoying each other's company as they competed against one another to raise money for Food Bank for NYC.

A source told E! News: "They were definitely flirting and chatting a quite a bit, although that's not out of character for Jeremy."

The stars then took their flirtatious chemistry one step further when Nina, who won the cycle challenge, thanked Jeremy on Twitter for taking part in the competition, which was held in Kiehl's since 1851.

She wrote: "Had so much fun riding for charity @FoodBank4NYC with @Flywheel @Kiehls thanks to @jeremypiven for competing with me. (sic)".

Jeremy, 48, replied with: "I want a rematch."

Meanwhile, the model recently split up with the Wanted's Max George after they began to grow apart.

A source said previously: "It was hard for Max to dump Nina so soon after news broke that The Wanted are breaking up.

"But they just wanted different things out of the relationship and had grown slightly apart."
 



Beyonce and Paul McCartney work out together

Beyonce and Sir Paul McCartney have been working out together.

The two global superstars were spotted together at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles, and the pair have had a number of sessions together "joking like old pals" as they look to stay in shape.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Jaws of guests dropped when they saw them together. They strolled in laughing and joking like old pals and hopped on the treadmill.

"Paul had a remarkably good pace. Beyonce then got off to join her trainer, who was trying to get Paul to join in. The pair then moved on to the studio where they stretched and did some gentle Pilates.

"People think it was a coincidence but it isn't the first time they have been to the gym together."

It is said the unlikely pair were both at the hotel for Coachella Festival, which the Beatles legend attended with his wife Nancy Shevell.

Meanwhile, Beyonce - who is married to rapper Jay Z - has recently insisted that "women should own their sexuality".

She said: I'd like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality.

"There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims.

Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist - whatever you want to be - and still be a sexual being. It's not mutually exclusive."



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Idris Elba and girlfriend welcome a baby boy

Idris Elba's girlfriend has given birth to a baby boy.

The 41-year-old actor, who recently played the late Nelson Mandela in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', and his make-up artist partner Naiyana Garth welcomed their first child, Winston Elba, into the world on Thursday (04.17.14).

The 'The Wire' star announced the news on Twitter on Friday (04.18.14), tweeting: "My son, Winston Elba, was born yesterday. Truly amazing."

The British actor also shared a photograph of his baby's tiny hand clutching his finger.

The Golden Globe winner already has an 11-year-old daughter, Isan, with his ex-wife Dormowa Sherma.

Idris and Naiyana started dating in March 2013 and sources confirmed in November that she was pregnant, shortly after they went public with their romance at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards in London.

A source said at the time: "They've been together for a few months but it's really ramped up recently. They get on brilliantly and she's a real hit with his family and friends. Idris is known as a ladies' man but he's really not at all. He'd rather have banter at the bar than spend all night grafting on women. Although he doesn't have to try anyway, women flock to him."
 



Kris Jenner doing 'great' after health scare

Kris Jenner is doing "great" after being rushed to hospital on Wednesday (04.16.14).

The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star insists she's feeling better and is looking forward to Easter after being hospitalized for "internal pains" earlier this week.

Speaking to E! News, she said: "I'm feeling well and looking forward to a relaxing Easter holiday."

The 58-year-old talent manager has already been busy getting the Easter treats ready for her grandchildren Mason, four, Penelope, 21 months, and North, 10 months.

Taking to Twitter yesterday (04.17.14), she shared a snap of her bunny-inspired table decorations and some tasty snacks for the little ones.

She accompanied the photo with: "Easter sweets and goodies for my precious Bunnies!! #EasterLove (sic)".

Kris was taken to a medical center in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday morning by her estranged husband Bruce Jenner following her doctor's decision to run a scan after experiencing severe discomfort.

Olympic gold medalist Bruce, 64, was spotted taking Kris, whom he announced he was separating from in October after 22 years of marriage, to the emergency room and it is believed he drove from his bachelor pad in Malibu to be by her side in Los Angeles.
 



James Franco's ex-manager stole from him?

James Franco's ex-manager is being sued for allegedly stealing from the actor for eight years.

Miles Levy, who represented the 'Oz the Great and Powerful' star for 20 years until last year, has been accused by his former business partners, Randall James and Kenneth Jacobson, of diverting the actor's commissions to one of his own companies between 2006 and 2013.

They claim that Levy informed them the star was reducing their commissions from 15 percent to 10 percent in May 2006, but later discovered James "had never directed any such thing," and Levy diverted the five percent difference to his other company Down Goes Frazier.

Court documents - filed on Friday (04.18.14) in Los Angeles Superior Court - also state that Levy made "substantial" personal credit card charges on a card provided to him by the 35-year-old star, according to Variety.com.

James' financial manager, Steven Blatt, and his accounting firm, Tanner & Mainstain, were also named in lawsuit, which claims Blatt helped Levy set up the side venture "for the sole purpose of facilitating this theft."

The 'This Is the End' star fired Miles as his manager last September and reached a confidential settlement with him in December.
 



Taylor Momsen loves New York

Taylor Momsen needs "grit" in her life.

The Pretty Reckless singer tries to stay out of the limelight by living in New York where she can "hide" and claims she has never really "cared" about mixing with celebrities.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I'm actually quite shy and introverted - I'm not one to go out much. I'll have a beer or something or a glass of wine.

"I'm a writer, I'm very neurotic, I like to be alone with my thoughts. Everyone in New York has the mentality of, 'Mind your own s**t, mind your own business', it's a little easier to get away with hiding.

"But every time I get to California, I'm like, 'Why don't I live here, the weather is amazing, everything is pretty'.

"Then after two weeks, I get back to New York and I'm like, 'That's why ... I need a bit of grit in my life'. I even miss the smell of p**s on the street."

Although the 20-year-old star - whose new album 'Going to Hell' is out now - is more focused on music than partying these days, the former Gossip Girl star has hung out with Lindsay Lohan in the past but claims she has never tried to give her life advice.

She said: "I know Lindsay, I've hung out with her a couple of times, she's a super sweetheart, I know she gets a bad rep, but it's entertainment, if she's not in some sort of controversy it wouldn't be entertaining for people.

"I'm not one to give her advice, I haven't seen her in a couple of years but I wish her the best."
 



X-Men director's lawsuit

Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defence attorney said Friday.

Singer was mainly in Toronto working on the first "X-Men" movie from August through October 1999, defence attorney Marty Singer told The Associated Press.

A lawsuit filed by a former child model, Michael Egan III, says Bryan Singer abused him several times over those three months as well as earlier in California as part of a Hollywood sex ring led by another man convicted of luring minors across state lines for sex.

"This was Bryan's first studio film," Marty Singer said. "Clearly, he's not going to take a break in the middle of this movie while you're shooting and prepping it to go to Hawaii."

Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, did not immediately respond to phone calls seeking comment.

Egan said Thursday that he was abused by Bryan Singer and others starting when he was 15. He said he was given drugs and promises of a Hollywood career while being threatened and sexually abused in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

The AP does not typically name victims of sex abuse but is naming Egan because he is speaking publicly about his allegations.

Marty Singer, who said previously that he and the director are not related, declined to provide any of the personal records, saying they were private.

He said the filming records were available publicly but 20th Century Fox did not immediately return a phone call and email seeking comment.

"X-Men" was released in July 2000. Singer has directed three films in the blockbuster franchise, including the fifth installment, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," to be released next month, as well as other films including "The Usual Suspects."

His lawyer said the director was never interviewed by any authorities about the claims by Egan, who said Thursday he reported the Los Angeles acts and doesn't know why charges were not pursued.

The lawsuit was filed under a Hawaii law that temporarily suspends the statute of limitations in sex abuse cases. The law has led to several lawsuits against clergy members and others.

A judge in Hawaii set a July 21 scheduling hearing in Honolulu for the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday.

 

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Ryan Seacrest to quit 'American Idol'?

Ryan Seacrest is reportedly planning to quit 'American Idol.'

The 39-year-old star, who has hosted the US reality singing competition since its first season in 2002, wants to jump ship before the FOX series is cancelled due to declining ratings.

A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com: "Ryan is telling friends that this season of 'Idol' is likely to be his last. He's lost the passion for it, and desperately wants to do different things at this point in his career, like produce the Oscars and start developing more of his original ideas."

The presenter, who also hosts E!'s red carpet coverage at major award shows, is coming to the end of his $30 million two-year contract with 'American Idol' and is ready to focus on his career as a producer, as he has already had a lot of success with shows, including 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians.'

The source explained: "Ryan's reduced role in this year's Emmys red carpet coverage is a clear move toward a life that involves less hosting and more producing. He wants to transition to behind the scenes more, and is getting fed up with the 'interviewing people' part of his job, when his heart is really in the work he does as a producer."

The insider added: "This season of 'Idol' going to be a real endurance test for Ryan. 'Idol' is holding him back right now, but it's also the most money he's ever been paid for anything, so he has to be a politician about it."




 



Jason Statham almost drowned on set

Jason Statham nearly ''drowned to death'' on set.

The hunk stars as Lee Christmas in forthcoming 'The Expendables 3' alongside Sylvester Stallone who revealed just how ''dangerous'' action films can be while he was defending the genre which he believes isn't as well received as dramatic films.

Stallone told collider.com: ''Everyone has this conjecture that action films are somewhat less prestigious than dramatic films. Nothing could be further from the truth. I've done them both and this is hard and dangerous. I mean, Jason [Statham] nearly drowned to death - lucky he's a great swimmer. All of us would've been walking on the bottom of the Black Sea by now - well, not really walking, probably floating - and that's some serious stuff. Things happen here. It's very very unique.''

Stallone doesn't think films like 'The Expendables' series will be produced in the future since there is a lack of stars who'll be able to ''commit'' to roles needed.

He added: ''They're not going to make films like this much longer because it takes a certain person that's willing to commit and go for it and have an aura. The hardest thing is to find an action star. I don't give a damn what anyone says, stars they come and go. An action star, you can count on one hand, because it's a very interesting element.''



Kanye West has moved into a hotel

Kanye West has moved into a hotel in Los Angeles.

The 'New Slaves' hitmaker is reportedly fed up of living with his fiancee Kim Kardashians' mother, Kris Jenner, while their $11 million Bel Air mansion is being renovated and has decamped to the Beverly Hills Hotel with the 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' star and their daughter North, 10 months, to record his next album.

A source told OK! magazine: "Kris' constant meddling took a toll on him. He was miserable and wanted his own space, but their house won't be ready until the summer, so he and Kim have been staying at the hotel with North.

"They have a large suite for their living quarters an Kanye has another room that he uses to record in."

The couple, who are set to get married in Paris on May 24, hoped they would be able to move into their new home, which they purchased last June, as soon as they return from their honeymoon but the house is nowhere near complete.

The insider added: "It's been one setback after another for Kim and Kanye. They are pretty much homeless at the moment."

Kris, 58, previously insisted she and Kanye, 36, were getting on very well at her home in Calabasas, California.

She said last August: "He is a great guy. We live together. He's my roommate. He's an amazing guy and he is so clean. He is such a great member of my family."
 



Lady Gaga getting engaged?

Lady Gaga's boyfriend is planning to propose to her soon.

The 'Applause' singer - real name Stefani Germanotta - has been dating 'Chicago Fire' star Taylor Kinney for two years and he is reportedly desperate to pop the question, but hasn't find the right engagement ring yet.

A source told Life & Style magazine: "Taylor's been looking at engagement rings for Stef for a couple of months.

"He has told a couple of his close guy friends that he wants to propose soon."

The 32-year-old actor was originally planning to surprise the singer on her 28th birthday on March 28.

The source said: "Taylor was considering proposing over her birthday, but he hasn't found the right ring in time. He wants to find something unique that will suit her personality.

"Despite her whole Lady Gaga persona, Stefani is really traditional. Taylor wants the proposal to represent that."

Last week, the hunky actor admitted he believes in monogamy and marriage.

He told E! News: "I think so. My grandparents have been together for 50 some odd years. I know a lot of happy marriages."
 



Naya Rivera furious about Lea Michele's 'diva antics'?

Naya Rivera is allegedly furious about Lea Michele's "diva antics".

The actress apparently stormed off the 'Glee' set after getting into a row with the musical show's producers over leading lady Lea's behavior.

Sources have told TMZ the newly-single star - who has just split from rapper Big Sean - was left fuming when the 'Cannonball' singer reportedly made the rest of the cast wait to shoot a scene as she dealt with personal matters.

The website has been hit with claims from both actress' rival camps that the other one was kicked off the set, with Naya's people telling them Lea left in a huff, while a Lea source insists Naya was the one who stormed off.

They also maintain that Lea - whose boyfriend and on-screen love interest Cory Monteith tragically passed away last year - was unaware of any complaints about her, and say the girls weren't even shooting together that day.

Naya, who plays sexy lesbian Santana on the hit show, has had a rough month after calling time on her relationship with Big Sean, accusing her ex of taking an expensive Rolex watch from her house because he is jealous of her success.

In a tweet which has now been removed, she wrote: "@BigSean stealing rolexes from a lady's house now. Maybe cuz I'm on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin' (sic)".
 



Chelsea Handler to land daytime show?

Chelsea Handler has been in talks to host a daytime show.

The 39-year-old presenter - who is to leave E! when her 'Chelsea Lately' contract ends - had sparked speculation she was to replace Craig Ferguson on 'The Late Show' on CBS after posting an Instagram picture of her holding papers branded by the network, but insiders insist she won't be taking on the 12.30am slot.

An official statement from CBS read: "There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network's 12:30 late night broadcast."

Instead, sources told the New York Post newspaper that she met with executives to discuss the possibility of a syndicated daytime talk show, following in the footsteps of the likes of Kris Jenner, Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper.

However, it seems the outspoken star could have jeopardized the plan with her social media posting.

An executive told the newspaper: "Chelsea Handler is a pain in the butt."

Chelsea's manager Irving Azoff recently revealed his client is inundated with offers of work for when her contract ends in nine months time.

He said: "Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires. She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas."

Chelsea - who is believed to make around $9 million a year from the show - has previously voiced her concerns about the E! network and described it as "a sad, sad place to live."





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