Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 10:15am PDT By X17 Staff
Are we supposed to feel sorry for her?! Because we don't!
Vanessa Hudgens decided to do some reflecting back on her failed relationship with High School Musical co-star to the New York Times, and the actress revealed that she struggled with insecurities over her actor beau's legions of admiring female fans.
"I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares. Then I realised that's not what that's about. 'Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice,'" the Spring Breakers star confessed to the outlet.
Nowadays, the brunette beauty's spirituality and sense of female empowerment have made handling life in the limelight a lot easier.
"I used to be on the fence about it just because I feel like it gets to a certain place where it almost has the reverse effect, where it’s so overpowering and so aggressive that it’s like rather than just standing up for female pride and female rights, it becomes, like, ‘I am the man.’ But now I feel like there’s this new wave of feminists coming up that are truly about equal rights for women. I mean, Beyoncé is, like, killing the game, and I love her," she admitted about her stance on feminism.
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 9:30am PDT By X17 Staff
We still can't believe this is really happening!
Bruce Jenner secretly underwent a breast augmentation two weeks ago, which was one of the final steps in making the former Olympian's gender reassignment complete.
"Bruce had silicone breast implants put in a few weeks ago. He went with a smaller implant because he didn’t want to look ridiculous," a source dished to Radar.
"Recovery hasn’t been that difficult, but Bruce has had to sleep in a recliner to help with the healing. He’s not allowed to lift anything, and he has to wear a bra 24/7, but he’s expected to resume normal activities in the next six weeks. He has been emotional, but finally feels like this is the body he has meant to have," the source added.
The reality star's final operation to make his transition complete is set to take place in May or June, according to sources, and he hopes to be fully recovered in time to make his big debut as a woman contestant on the fall season of Dancing With The Stars. "This is a very exciting but scary time for Bruce," the insider revealed.
We applaud her for having the bravery to follow her heart! Bravo Belinda!
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 9:15am PDT By X17 Staff
At first we thought Joel Madden and a dressed-down Nicole Richie were arriving at Los Angeles International Airport last night, but after zooming in a bit we realized that it was actually the family's nanny!
Joel pushed son Sparrow in a luggage cart while the nanny held on tight to little miss Harlow, and the group were returning from Australia, where Joel hosts The Voice. Nicole was visiting Joel in Australia, so we're not sure where she was yesterday, but she recently revealed that she's grown quite accustomed to traveling there with the kids to be with her hubby.
"I feel very close to Australia," Nic told The Sydney Morning Herald earlier this month. "I really do feel like it's my second home. We've spent so much time there, Joel is an honorary Australian. So I'm going to ride on his coattails there and I just assume that I'm an honorary Australian also."
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 8:46am PDT By X17 Staff
Well Zayn certainly isn't wasting any time! Less than a week after making the Internet cry by leaving One Direction, the former boy bander has a new song, "I Won't Mind."
British music producer Naughty Boy, who has worked with Sam Smith and Emeli Sande, released Zayn's first solo work on Monday. The 22-year-old was said to have joined the producer in the studio over the weekend and recorded the moody tune. Clearly Naughty Boy couldn't wait to share the demo with the world. Along with the song, Naughty Boy tweeted some digs at One Direction and wrote, "Let the music do the talking guys. thank us later. :) x." Naughty Boy also tweeted at Zayn, "You're the most important part of this jigsaw" and "Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy."
It looks like Louis Tomlinson didn't appreciate the jabs and tweeted at Naughty Boy, "Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you're so inconsiderate pal , seriously how f*cking old are you ? Grow up ! #masterofallwisdom." But it seems like the producer should have waited until things have cooled down on the Internet because 1D fans are rabid! Less than 12 hours after posting, the song was removed from SoundCloud and there's been a Twitter backlash against the producer and his criticism of Zayn's former band.
Meanwhile, One Direction is moving on without their fifth member, planning on an upcoming tour and getting ready to release a new album. Zayn who?!
When we polled our X17 readers yesterday and asked if you'd buy 1D's next album even though Zayn is no longer with the band, 65% of you said yes while 35% of you said no way.
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 8:00am PDT By X17 Staff
Between making an appearance at Jay Z's music streaming launch party and then stopping by Opening Ceremony for some retail therapy, Rihanna was a busy bee yesterday!
Bad Gal RiRi wore daisy dukes and a bra, and she accessorized with a hat and a crazy trench coat. Not too long ago she revealed to Vogue that if she wears a bra, she doesn't wear a shirt and if she wears a shirt she doesn't wear a bra. At first we were a bit skeptical, but we haven't caught her wearing both a bra and a shirt for quite some time now!
And speaking of Jay Z's new service, Rihanna changed her Twitter banner last night to support Tidal, which aims to put more money in the pockets of the artists. RiRi tweeted, "NAVY, turn the tide…#MakeMusicHistory #TurnitBlue #TIDALforALL." Beyonce, Madonna, Calvin Harris, Diddy and Kanye West also followed suit, and all of the stars have been promoting the crap out of the new streaming program. But will it swim or sink?
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 7:20am PDT By X17 Staff
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Jay Z launched a new music streaming service called Tidal, and even though we hadn't heard of it until just now, he had quite the star-studded turnout at the #TIDALforALL launch party last night in New York City!
Not only was Jay's wife Beyonce Knowles in almost every single photo from the event, but she hammed it up for the cameras when she posed with famous friends like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and yup, even Madonna! Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Jack White, Usher, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Deadmau5 were also in attendance, so it was a pretty eclectic mix of artists!
Keys sang her praises for the service and told the attendees, "So we come together before you on this day, March 30th, 2015, with one voice in unity in the hopes that today will be another one of those moments in time, a moment that will forever change the course of music history. For today we announce of Tidal, the first ever artist-owned, global music and entertainment platform."
Earlier this year Jay Z purchased the Swedish tech company Aspiro for $56 million and put them in charge of Tidal's logistics, and the members of Daft Punk were reportedly heavily involved in the marketing angle for the service. And in case you were wondering, the musicians involved do stand to make more of a profit from this streaming service than they would from Spotify, as there is no free tier. As if Jay and Bey needed to get any richer!
The joke was on Justin Bieber last night at the pop star's Comedy Central Roast -- but he took it like a pro!
We had already gotten a peek at some of the comedians' jabs at the 21-year-old pop star (not to mention Bieber's heartfelt apology for acting like a brat over the last year or so), but after watching it, this might have been one of the best roasts ever!
Kevin Hart hosted the roast, and Shaquille O'Neal, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, and Ludacris were among the many stars who took shots at the Biebs. There were a number of jokes about Justin's ex (Jeffrey Ross quipped, "Selena Gomez wanted to be here, but she's dating men now"), and at a few points the Biebs was visibly uncomfortable when SG's name was brought up. And Bieber's pal Chris D'Elia took a pretty deep dig too! At the beginning of the roast, he said, "You are about to get f*cked harder than Orlando Bloom f*cked Selena Gomez." Wow!
After they were done with Selena, roasters couldn't resist ragging on the singer's appearance. Snoop joked, "Justin, you so motherf*cking pretty, when the inmates saw your mug shot they swiped right," while D'Elia said, "For a guy worth $200 million, why do you dress like Sharon Stone in the '90s?"
Of course, Justin may have had the last laugh, as he joked towards the end, "What do you get when you give a teenager $200 million? A bunch of has-beens calling you a lesbian for two hours."
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 1:15pm PDT By X17 Staff
Who knew Brit Brit was an avid reader?!
Britney Spears looked like an ordinary mom at her son Jayden's soccer game on Saturday in Calabasas, and her Danielle Steel reading material screamed suburban housewife! The singer just got back from her Hawaiian vacation with her sons and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol, but she's wasting no time getting back to a routine.
The pop princess proudly snapped pics and cheered from the sidelines, but her beau must have had other business to take care of, because he was nowhere in sight. There's no trouble in paradise, though! After the "Toxic" songstress was spotted with a diamond ring on her wedding finger, the rumor mill went wild with reports that the two are engaged. One thing's for sure - she's never been happier and is even open to walking down the aisle again.
"I would love to. I believe in the fairy tale. Love is a hard one. I don't really understand love as far as relationships. With my kids it's just unconditional, and that's hard to find. It takes two people just loving each other a lot. Unfortunately I haven't been given that in a really long time," she recently confessed to People.