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Katy Perry gives away dog

Katy Perry admits she got a puppy in a bid to get over John Mayer.

The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker, who recently rekindled her relationship with the singer-songwriter after splitting from him in February 2014 after two years of dating, adopted Butters when she was "going through a breakup," but recently gave custody of the dog to her longtime assistant, Tamara, because she is too busy.

The 30-year-old star said: "I was going through a breakup and I was like, 'I'm going to get a dog!' But honestly, I have to run an empire, and as much as I love animals I don't know if I have the mind capacity to do it."

Despite being spotted on a dinner date with John, 37, earlier this month, the brunette beauty isn't ready to define their romance.

She told Billboard.com: "What I will say is that to have any relationship at this level you have to just be protective and figure out how to navigate it. There is no handbook.

"In all my relationships, I've learned how I have to be more careful and that it's not up for public consumption."

Meanwhile, Katy admits she is very nervous about performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday (02.01.15) and doesn't think she'll be able to compete with Beyoncé's half-time show in 2013.

She said: "She brought so much strength, so much sassiness and just the right amount of sex. She's an icon. Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson - she's in that category. I'm not. She's like five notches above me, and those levels are compounded in difficulty.

"Everyone has been asking me if I'm going to be nervous before the half-time show. I'm like, I'm f**king human. This is the biggest event of my career."



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Val Kilmer is recovering emergency throat surgery

Val Kilmer reportedly underwent emergency surgery on a throat tumor this week.

The 55-year-old actor, who has 23-year-old daughter Mercedes and 19-year-old son Jack with ex-wife Joanne Whalley, is said to be recovering from the procedure in Los Angeles after being rushed to hospital on Monday night (01.26.15) when he began bleeding from his throat.

A law enforcement source claims paramedics received a 911 call from someone at the 'Top Gun' star's home in Malibu and brought him straight to UCLA Medical Centre in Santa Monica, where doctors performed the surgery.

The insider told gossip website TMZ.com that the actor's family members have been upset because they think Val ignored the problem for some time and allowed his condition to become more serious.

The star previously told a judge he was unable to speak because his tongue was swollen when he appeared in a small claims court in relation to a dispute with his former landlord in October.

The 'Heat' star appeared to be in good health when he attended an LA Lakers basketball game with Jack on January 16, but was photographed with a scarf around his neck.



Johnny Depp to wed next week

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will reportedly marry next week.

The 'Mortdecai' actor and his 28-year-old fiancee - who got engaged in December 2013 after a year of dating - are planning to tie the knot on his island in the Bahamas over the weekend of February 7-8 in front of just 50 guests.

And accommodation on the 45-acre Little Hall's Pond Cay island is so limited, many of the guests - which will include the bride's family and Johnny's two children from his relationship with Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose, 15, and 12-year-old Jack - will be staying on the 51-year-old actor's yacht during the celebrations.

The couple chose the date because of their hectic working schedules.

A source explained to the New York Post Newspaper's Page Six column: "She's filming a movie in London, and he's getting ready to film the next 'Pirates of the Caribbean' in Australia. So this is the only time that everyone could get together."

Amber will wear a dress designed by Stella McCartney for the wedding ceremony, the insider claimed.

The couple - who met on the set of their 2011 movie 'The Rum Diary' - celebrated their impending marriage with an engagement party last March.

The medieval-style bash, at Carondelet House in Los Angeles,

was attended by the likes of rockers Marilyn Manson and Steven Tyler, movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer and singer Mandy Moore.



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Harry Styles is in love

Harry Styles is "in love" with Nadine Leopold.

The One Direction singer - who has previously dated TV presenter Caroline Flack and singer Taylor Swift - is said to be besotted with the Victoria's Secret beauty and she will be by his side at his 21st birthday party in Los Angeles on Sunday (02.01.15).

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Everyone's teasing him, saying he's in love, and he's not denying it.

"It's the real deal. He's never felt this way about anyone before.

"Harry has spent virtually all his free time in Los Angeles with Nadine.

"They're infatuated with each other and can't stand being apart.

"There's nobody else he'd rather be with on his birthday."

It was recently revealed the 'Steal My Girl' singer - who was first romantically linked with 21-year-old Nadine in November - "can't wait" for his birthday to come round because he is the only member of the band who as yet can't legally drink in the US.

A source said: "Harry can't wait to be able to legally drink in the US. He's in arguably the most famous pop band in the world but still can't get a drink in certain places.

"He's sick of being the butt of all the baby jokes in the group after being branded 'Baby Spice'."



Shakira gives birth

Shakira has given birth.

The 37-year-old singer welcomed her second son with boyfriend Gerard Piqué into the world at a hospital in Barcelona last night (29.01.15), where she underwent a scheduled Caesarean section.

The news was confirmed in a statement from the couple shortly before midnight, with another expected later today (30.01.15) to reveal the baby's name.

The 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)' hitmaker and her 27-year-old beau reserved an entire floor of the Hospital Quirón Teknon in the Spanish city for the birth, with the baby being delivered by the same doctor and at the same location as their first son, two-year-old Milan.

Gerard played for FC Barcelona in Madrid on Wednesday night (28.01.15), around 24 hours before the birth, and his team ran out 3-2 winners over Atletico Madrid.

The couple are expected to continue a family tradition and make their latest arrival an associate member of FC Barcelona.

The musician began dating the sportsman in 2010 and previously spoke about the joy which she gets from being a mother, saying, "motherhood is everything to me", as well as praising her partner's hands-on parenting style.

She said: "He is very involved with his son. He is always there for him, and that's a big advantage for me as I cannot imagine it any other way."



Katy Perry to sing with Missy Elliot at Super Bowl

Katy Perry will be joined by Missy Elliot for her Super Bowl performance.

The 30-year-old pop star will reportedly duet with the rapper during her half-time show at the showpiece NFL game on Sunday (01.02.15) between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

The New York Daily News newspaper is reporting that Katy will be joined by Elliott for at least one segment of the concert.

The 43-year-old hip-hop legend featured on a remix of Katy's single 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' and rumours are rife that is the track she'll be guesting on.

Katy has already confirmed that rock guitarist Lenny Kravitz will be joining her on stage and she has hinted at Missy's appearance only saying it the gig will be a ''female fun night''.

Speaking at a press conference for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX half-time show at the Phoenix Convention Center, she said: ''It's going to be wild out there. I'm creating three or four different worlds ... I have to keep some surprises for Sunday but I'm very, very excited about this guest. I thought long and hard about it. People are not going to expect it.

''It's a throwback of sorts that definitely needed some shine. All I can say is that it will be female fun night but when this person enters the stage faces will melt. There will be some faces melted when she steps on the stage.''



Eddie Murphy returning to Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy will return to 'Saturday Night Live' for the show's 40th anniversary.

The 53-year-old actor got his big break as a series regular on the sketch program in 1980 but hasn't appeared as a guest host since his departure in 1984 but insists that isn't anything to do with animosity.

Asked why he has never returned to 'SNL', he told 'NewsOne Now': "It's just timing. It never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it.

"Actually, they are having a 40th anniversary, I think, in two weeks. I'm going to that. That will be the first time I have been back since I left."

Eddie was widely credited with turning the comedy show's fortunes around when he was cast as ratings had flagged after five years on screen.

However, since his departure, he has reportedly refused to return in any capacity and was one of the only major cast members not to take part in the 25th anniversary celebrations in 2000.

He also declined to be interviewed for Tom Shale's book 'Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live'.

So far, it hasn't been announced which former stars will be a part of the three-hour 40th anniversary broadcast, which will air on NBC on February 15.



Gwyneth Paltrow's pals on 'midlife crisis alert'

Gwyneth Paltrow's friends are on "midlife crisis alert".

The 'Iron Man' star is reportedly being more risky with her fashion choices in the hope that she can "outdo" her former partner Chris Martin's new girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence.

A source told heat magazine: "She's also taking more risks with her fashion to try and look younger. She took four hours getting ready for the Golden Globes.

"Her friends are on midlife crisis alert. They worry she'll try to outdo Jennifer, and no one in Hollywood is more competitive than her."

The 42-year-old actress is also believed to be squeezing in intense two-and-a-half-hour workouts as well as going on a detox diet.

A source shared: "Gwyneth prides herself on having a better body now than when she was 22, but seeing that Chris is dating someone SO young has made her really want to make sure she's in top shape.

"It's not even for him. It's for her, but she needs to feel like she is better looking than anyone else he could ever date. She's relentless about her figure."

Meanwhile, a diet isn't the only detox the actress is reportedly going on, with Chris and Gwyneth reportedly having made plans before Christmas to go on a "spiritual and physical detox" in 2015.

A source said at the time: "They're headed to the We Care Spa in Palm Springs. Ever since Chris split with Jennifer Lawrence they've improved their relationship immensely and are the best of friends now.

"Chris has already decided he's cutting back on his work commitments and spending time away from Coldplay, so he can be with their kids more. And he's thinking perhaps a divorce could be bad news and it seems Gwyneth agrees so they're doing a spiritual and physical detox at this hardcore New Age retreat after Christmas."



Cobie Smulders welcomes second child

Cobie Smulders has given birth to her second child.

The 'Avengers' actress, who has a five-year-old daughter, Shaelyn Cado, her actor husband, Taran Killam, has revealed they quietly welcomed another baby into the world three weeks ago.

The brunette beauty, who showed off her trim post-pregnancy figure while promoting her new film about motherhood, 'Unexpected,' at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, said: "I'm in Sundance and I have a three-week old baby, so I can certainly relate [to the film's theme]. It's my world at the moment, and it's just so prevalent in the world today."

The former 'How I Met Your Mother' star admitted her "huge support system" enabled her and Taran to leave their newborn so they could attend the event on Sunday (01.25.15).

She also told Bustle.com: "I'm very lucky where I have a great career and a huge support system and not every woman has that."

Colbie, 32, only confirmed she was pregnant again in October shortly after celebrating her second anniversary with Taran, also 32.

The couple, who have yet to reveal the sex and name of their new baby, had star-studded wedding at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California in September 2012, where guests included Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris.



Jennifer Lawrence 'screamed' at Kim Kardashian West

Jennifer Lawrence "screamed" when she met Kim Kardashian West.

The 'Hunger Games' actress was reportedly thrilled to bump into the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star in New York City recently and confessed her love for the reality show.

According to the Independent.ie, Kim, 34, recalled to The Sun newspaper: "I was in NYC and I ran into Jennifer Lawrence. We said, 'Hi' and walked into the elevator and as the doors were closing.

"She screamed across the lobby, 'I love your show!' We were laughing so hard."

Meanwhile, Jennifer has previously compared Kim's divorce from Kris Humphries as similar to the books on which the 'Hunger Games' films are based.

She said: "I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that's a tragedy for anyone.

"But they're using it for entertainment, and we're watching it. The books hold up a terrible kind of mirror: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other's pain."

The 24-year-old actress also previously referred to her apartment in Los Angeles as a "reality TV show cave".

She shared: "It's like a reality TV show cave.

"I just learned how to work TiVO. That changed my life."



Selena Gomez's friends are 'wary' of new boyfriend

Selena Gomez's friends are reportedly "a little bit wary" of her new romance with Zedd.

The 22-year-old singer, who split from Justin Bieber last October after almost five years of dating, is "having fun" with the DJ, but her friends are worried she could get her heart broken again.

An insider said: "Selena's friends are a little bit wary while remaining hopeful, but ultimately right now he is making Selena happy and he is not Justin Bieber so that's a good thing."

The 'Rudderless' actress is "really happy" to be dating the Russian-German music producer, 25.

The source told E! News: "Everything is going great with him. She is really happy and they are having fun."

The pair, who are collaborating in the recording studio together, first sparked dating rumors when they were spotted holding hands at a Golden Globe Awards after-party earlier this month.

Zedd - real name Anton Zaslavski - flew to Atlanta, Georgia last weekend to spend time with the actress while she shoots her upcoming film, 'The Fundamentals of Caregiving,' alongside Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts.

The 'The Heart Wants What It Wants' hitmaker was also spotted signing autographs for fans who showed up to the set during a break.

An eyewitness said: "At one point, Selena walked off set and interacted with her fans. There are about 16 young girls there, Selena was nice to each person. She took photos and said hi to them. She was really sweet."



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Bieber apologizes for past conduct

Justin Bieber admits he has been "arrogant and conceited".

The 'Boyfriend' singer has made an apology video to fans in which he admitted he has been "pretending" to be someone else and is struggling with "growing up in this business" following a "nervous" taping of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'.

In the clip, posted on Facebook, the softly-spoken star said: "I was really nervous, and I think I was nervous because I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now.

"It's been a minute since I've been in a public appearance and I didn't want to come off arrogant or conceited - or basically how I've been acting the past year or a year and a half. I'm not who I was pretending to be. And where I say pretending - often we pretend to be something we're not as a cover-up of what we're truly feeling inside."

"Just being young and growing up in this business is hard.Growing up in general is hard."

As well as feeling remorseful for his past conduct - which has included wild parties, egging of a neighbour's house and arrests for driving offences - Justin, 20, wants people to know how much he "genuinely cares" and wants to be a good person.

He added: "I really wanted people to know how much I care. How much I care about people. And how I'm not that person to say that 'I don't give a f**k.

"I'm a person that genuinely cares. And although what's happened in the past has happened, I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind and loving and gentle and soft."

His appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' will air today (01.29.15).



Taylor Lautner's new romance

Taylor Lautner is dating Raina Lawson.

The 'Twilight Saga' actor - who recently separated from Marie Avgeropoulos - has reportedly begun romancing the 20-year-old model, but their relationship isn't serious yet.

A source told E! News: "It's new."

Unlike Taylor, 22, Raina is an avid user of social media but hasn't featured the actor on any of her pages yet, favoring selfies, model pictures and photos with female friends instead.

It was revealed earlier this month that Taylor and Marie - who met in the summer of 2013 when they worked on 'Tracers' together - had split some time ago.

A source said at the time: "It was completely amicable. Taylor is dating and having fun. Nothing serious."

Taylor - who has also dated two other co-stars, Lily Collins from his 2011 movie 'Abduction' and Taylor Swift, who he appeared alongside in 'Valentine's Day' - has previously admitted he thinks he is a very "loyal" boyfriend and believes "honesty" is vital to a relationship.

He has said in the past: "Honestly and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that's probably the biggest key to success. I like to think of myself as very loyal, and I love everyone I surround myself with, whether they're friends or girlfriends or whatever. I love loyal people."





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